Tony Stewart Speedway hosts final go-kart race of year


Tony Stewart Speedway hosted the final Columbus Speedway Go-Kart Racing events of the 2022 racing season on Oct. 29.

Conner Smith won the junior 2 division over Emalie Smith and Jacob Chadd. The junior 1 class was taken by Brooklyn Summers over Maverick Brison and Jake Hudak. Bentley McCann took top honors in the rookie class over Kamden Fields and Joseph Hiten. Blake Robertson was victorious in the junior 3 division over Addie Stitsworth and Max Erdman.

Grant Hiler was the top driver in the medium division over Wesley Lack. The clone heavy division was won by Ryan Turner over Grant Hiler and Daniel Burton. Jeff Purdue won the super heavy class over Travis Huber and Shawn Bryant. The pred division was won by Troy Cowan over Billy Cowan and Frankie Poole.

Troy Johnson crossed the finish line first over Steve Mershon in the rwyb class. The team race went to the duo of Grant Hiler and Evan Shatto with Johnny Smith and Jeff Purdue finishing second. Casey Davis won the mod-lites division over Ryker Williams and Brenden McGlothlin.

The top three in the final points for each class will be honored at an awards banquet with a date to be announced in the future.

Circle City finale

Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis ran its final weekend of the season on Oct. 28 and 29. Due to the poor weather forecast for Sunday, all feature events were run the day before.

Steve Peeden of Paragon won the crate late model feature over Chad Stapleton of Edinburgh, Keegan Cox of Edinburgh, Zac Gibbs of Gosport and Brad Brooks of Indianapolis.

Jordan Wever of Bloomington took the modified feature race over Garrett Jameson of Royal Center, Nicholas Byrd of Cincinnati, Nick Richards of Anderson and Ben Burton of Taylorsville.

Zane Reitz of Veedersburg won the stock car feature over Braiden Keller of West Lebanon, Justin Massie of Plainfield, Hayden Rogers of Greencastle and Ryan Freeland of North Salem.

The pure stock feature was taken by Gary Walker of Brighton, Illinois, over Gage Walker of Indianapolis, Brendon Mounce of Indianapolis, Nathan Arterberry of Fowler and Brad Battering of Kokomo.

Mike Basham of Clarksville was victorious in the crown vic feature over Ronnie Basham III of Elizabeth, Jeff Roberts, Kevin Rich of Columbus and Fred Gorman of Carthage.

Dylan Hoppes of Indianapolis was first in the hornet feature event over Terry Henderson, Corey Prince, Chad Nolte and Robert Bryan.

This week in racing history

From 60 years ago, Roy Robbins was crowned the track champion in the super-modified division at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Jim Bob Luebberts was named the stock car track champion.

From 50 years ago, Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt named its 1972 track champions with Dick Gaines winning the sprint car championship and Ira Bastin won the late model track title.

From 40 years ago, Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville named Van Gurley (sprints) and Steve Barnett (late models) as its 1982 track champions.

From 30 years ago in 1992, Brownstown Speedway named its track champions, which were Don O’Neal (late models), Mark Barber (street stocks) and Ray Hughes (bombers).

From 2002, Mike Bechelli was named the late model track champion at Union County Speedway in Liberty.

From 10 years ago, Brownstown Speedway named its 2012 track champions in each division. Jeremy Hines (late models), Tyler Cain (super stocks), Devin Gilpin (modifieds), Aaron Fields (bombers), Mickey Hines (pure stocks) and Chip Colglazier (hornets) were the top point drivers in the respective classes.

James Essex writes a motorsports notebook for The Tribune. Send comments to [email protected]

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