Gilpin notches second Brownstown win of 2022

Devin Gilpin of Columbus scored his second Brownstown Speedway win of 2022 in Slicker Graphics Super Late Model action June 25.

He jumped to the lead at the start of the $2,500-to-win feature event and led flag to flag.

Gilpin took the checkers ahead of Kent Robinson, Chad Stapleton, Scott James and Marty O’Neal. Sixth through 10th were Jared Bailey, James Rice, Keegan Cox, Joshua Hall and Skyller Lewis.

Jordan Wever led the entire feature event in U.S. Air Force Modified action. He got his second Brownstown win of 2022 ahead of Jacoby Hines, Brayden Watson, Nathan Voorhies and Jerry Bland Jr.

Matt Boknecht and Tucker Chastain battled most of the Pewter Hall Super Stock feature with Boknecht coming out on top. Chastain slipped to third at the finish as Isaiah Sasser got him at the line. Zach Sasser and Greg Amick ran fourth and fifth.

Paul Ortman parked his ride in victory lane for the first time in the All in 1 Pools Pure Stocks. He took the checkers ahead of Josh Hayes, Keaton Streeval, Tommy Fleenor and Bobby Woods.

Michael Brewer again stood in victory lane in Cain’s Tree Service Hornets. He had to hold off a late-race challenge from Jacob Owens to record his sixth Brownstown win of the year. Jacob Owens, Kaleb Caudill, Zach Johnson and Davey Waggoner completed the top five.

Late Model feature results: Devin Gilpin, Kent Robinson, Chad Stapleton, Scott James, Marty O’Neal, Jared Bailey, James Rice, Keegan Cox, Joshua Hall, Skyller Lewis, Alan Magner, Troy Worrick, Tucker Chastain, Robert Tincher, Rick Gumm, Mason Covey, Casey White, Quentin White, Mike Hildebrand, Dusty Chapman.

Modified feature results: Jordan Wever, Jacoby Hines, Brayden Watson, Nathan Voorhies, Jerry Bland Jr., Brent Lee, Steve Haefke, Karlie Holt, Logan Mounce, David Winters Jr., Dustin Herron, Tim Prince, Nathan Vawter, Zachary Stalker, Jay Baker Sr., Bob Sterrett, Troy Clark, Earl Plessinger-DNS.

Super Stock feature results: Matt Boknecht, Isaiah Sasser, Tucker Chastain, Zach Sasser, Greg Amick, Tanner Chastain, Austin Perry, Bryson Clark, Trent Adams, Dalton Fleenor, Grant Simpson, Blake Hull, Roger Reichenbacker, Sam Lee, Glynn Neal, Jack Roberts, Brent McMillan, Webb Lee-DNS.

Pure Stock feature results: Paul Ortman, Josh Hayes, Keaton Streeval, Tommy Fleenor, Bobby Woods, Donnie Wilson, D.J. Dunn, Alvi Applegate, Preston Carr, Josh Johnson, Eric Lynn, Bryce Henry, Robert White, Josh Turner, Dusten Carr, Bailey Jones, Wes Tipton, Eric Lewis.

Hornet feature results: Michael Brewer, Jacob Owens, Kaleb Caudill, Zach Johnson, Davey Waggoner, Shannon Walp, Curtis Roccia, Jamie Ogle, Jeremy Shemwell, Skylar Ashley, Scott Smith, Keaton Durbin, Brian Pollitt, Landon Hayes, Andrew Carroll, Korey Estes, Kenneth Eaton, Cordell Moore, Matt Miller, Levi Hayes, Don Boling Jr.

Tonight, Brownstown will host the pro late models, super stocks, pure stocks, hornets and crown vics. For information, visit brownstownspeedway.com.

Carr takes Clark Memorial

Branden Carr won the Mark Clark Memorial on June 24 at Rock Crest Raceway in Vernon. Derek Groomer finished second, followed by Zach Sasser, Troy Knorr and Tim Eddelman, who was the hard charger of the race.

William Burton won the pure stock feature over Willie Sallee, Daniel Moore, Daniel Hupp and Donnie Wilson.

Tyler Collins won the Indiana Pro Late Model feature over Chad Stapleton and Tyler Neal.

Jacob Owens took the hornet division main event over Davey Waggoner, Cordell Moore, Michael Brewer and Brian Pollitt.

The next event at the track is scheduled for July 8 with 410 sprints, pro late models, pure stocks and hornets.

Bilbee takes Lawrenceburg

Nick Bilbee won the sprint car feature June 18 at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Justin Owen was second, followed by Saban Bibent, Max Adams and Sterling Cling.

Matt Hamilton won the open wheel modified feature over Brad Wieck, Scotty Kincaid, Gage Clark and Jay Greene.

Cordell Moore won the hornet division feature over Alex West, Gary Snyder, Billey Moore and Bobbo Smith.

Tonight, Lawrenceburg will host the Merrill Downey Memorial Race for modifieds and late models. For information, visit lawrenceburgspeedway.com.

Local racer passes away

Larry Exner of Columbus died June 12. He was 82.

Exner was a regular competitor at Twin City Speedway in Vernon and 25th Street Fairgrounds Speedway in Columbus. He also competed at Brownstown Speedway and Riverview Speedway in Milton, Kentucky.

He started racing in 1964, driving a 1955 Chevy with Roscoe Shepherd from Brown County, and also drove a 1956 Mercury for Al Sammons in 1965.

Also in 1965, he drove Studebaker-powered sprint car/super modified for Webb Smith off and on for a couple of years as a backup to Webb’s regular driver, Jon Peddie, who later drove the Miss Madison hydroplane racer. He drove a rail for Gene Howe from late 1965 to the end of 1967. He drove a rail for Larry Davis in 1968.

He drove for his half-brother, Roy Faulkner, from 1969 to 1974 with his best year being 1971 when he finished third in the Twin Cities points behind Tommy Day (champion) and Johnny Robbins (runner-up). He ended his career driving a handful of races in 1975 for B&M Salvage in the 8-ball.

This week in racing history

From 70 years ago in 1952 at Columbus Speedway, Wayne Ford won the feature race over Red Carmichael and Francis Fleming.

From 60 years ago in 1962 at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, Columbus Kart Club division winners were David Metz, Ron Hoover, Joe Smith, Mike Devening and Tom Chambers.

From 50 years ago on the Fourth of July weekend at Brownstown, Ira Bastin won the 100-lap late model race over Gene Petro, Paul Crockett, Kenny Simpson and Teako Ray. Two days later, Jim Curry won the late model feature over Dennis Boknecht, Ed Covey, Dick Brinegar and Russ Petro.

From 50 years ago this weekend in 1972 at Twin Cities, Denny Long won the feature over Phil Fultz, Bob Wolfschlag, Leo Boner and Danny Eichler.

From 1972 at Haubstadt, Sheldon Kinser won the sprint car feature, and Jack Owens took the late model feature race.

Also from 50 years ago, Columbus Kart Club winners were Randy Ragin, Bruce Cunningham, Bill McCleery, Pat Floyd, Bob McClure and Frank Hoban.

From 40 years ago in 1982 on the Fourth of July weekend at Brownstown, Russ Petro won the late model feature over Gerald Dixon, Pete Willoughby, Kenny Simpson and Charlie Glotzbach. Darrell Hunter won the street stock feature over Chuck Winders, Dan Londeree, Rodney Gaines and Larry Harris. Don Hobbs won the late model feature over Noel Witcher, Roger Absher, Willoughby and Bob Fleetwood. Hunter was victorious in the street stock feature over Danny Blackwell, Rodney Gaines, Bill Abell and Ernie Niemoeller.

Also from 1982 at Haubstadt, Steve Kinser won the sprint car feature over Randy Kinser and Lee Osborne. Kevin Claycomb took the late model feature over Willoughby and Richard Marvel.

From 40 years ago, Columbus Kart Club division winners were Taulby Donnell, Barrett Brummett, Darrin Scudder, Robbie Hendricks and Russ Pollock.

From 1982 at Brown County Dragway in Bean Blossom, the winners were Bob Lowe, Willie Russell, Jerry Mayers and Ernie Neal.

Also from 40 years ago at Paragon, Bob Kinser won the sprint car feature over Kelly Kinser, Tom Goad, Terry Shepherd and Ed Angle. Ernie Barrow won the limited late model feature over Rodney Ritter Jr., Gary Barrow, Glenn Sheeks and Jack Taylor.

From 30 years ago on July 4, 1992, at Brownstown, Don O’Neal won the late model feature over Lee Fleetwood, Doug Ault, Marty O’Neal and Dan Sturgeon. Scott Patman won the street stock feature over Jeff Wilson, Willie Sallee, Randy Petro and Nelson Gingery. Jeff Helton captured the bomber feature race over Murl Robinson, Bobby Davis, Darin George and Jerry Adams.

From 1992 at Haubstadt, Kevin Briscoe won the sprint car feature over Ron Standridge and Lee Blesch. Rick Carneal took the late model feature over Doug McCammon and Eddie Pace.

Also from 30 years ago at Bloomington, Joey Saldana won the sprint car feature over Todd Shields, Gary Hayhurst Jr. and Troy Shields. Joe Lucas won the street stock feature over Scott Patman, Greg Lane and Adam Sasser. Darin George took the bomber feature over Morgan Huebnek, Tim Fulford and Murl Robinson.