Perry takes Scott Patman Memorial race at Brownstown


The Scott Patman Memorial for the Pewter Hall Super Stocks was held May 6 at Brownstown Speedway.

Austin Perry of Columbus set the fast time, won his heat race and then capped off the evening with a Scott Patman Memorial feature win, his first in the annual event.

Perry got his first Pewter Hall Super Stocks win of the year over Tanner Chastain, J.T. Huffman, Zach Sasser and Craig Markel. Rounding out the top 10 were Isaiah Sasser, Blake Hull, Colton Sullivan, Jim Ruddick and Webb Lee. Isaiah Sasser got the Slim Fast Hard Charger award.

Defending Modified track champion Jordan Wever of Bloomington made the switch to P3 Graphix Indiana Late Model Series Pro Late Models for 2023, and it did not take him long to find victory lane. Alan Magner and Chad Stapleton battled early in the Pro Late Model feature with Wever following. Wever worked his way to the front and took over the lead with five laps to go to record his first ILMS victory. Magner, Stapleton, Justin Shaw and Marty O’Neal followed Wever at the finish.

Paul Ortman of Seymour got his first win of 2023 in All in One Pools Pure Stocks. Mickey Hines jumped out to an early lead with Ortman and William Burton following. Hines pulled off late in the race, and Ortman went on to score the win over William Burton, A.J. Warren, T.J. Wright and Daniel Hupp.

In the Haymaker Customs Hornet division, Jeremy Shemwell of Indianapolis made it two straight wins in 2023. He jumped to the early lead and held off all challengers to get the victory. Blake Durbin, Michael Brewer, Shannon Walp and Brian Pollitt followed Shemwell to the checkers.

Aaron Seay of Sellersburg visited victory lane in Flag 2 Flag Media Crown Vic feature action. He led from flag to flag for the win over Phillip Boudreaux, Jeff Roberts, Michael Cranmer and Brandon Cranmer.

Scott Patman Memorial Super Stock feature results: Austin Perry, Tanner Chastain, J.T. Huffman, Zach Sasser, Craig Markel, Isaiah Sasser, Blake Hull, Colton Sullivan, Jim Ruddick, Webb Lee, Troy Clark, Chris Batchelor, Danny Hupp, Sam Lee, Tom Plotz, Greg Amick, Trey Chastain, Jeff Wilson, Skyler Cohee, Mark Hines-DNS.

Crate Late Model feature results: Jordan Wever, Alan Magner, Chad Stapleton, Justin Shaw, Marty O’Neal, Steve Peeden, Raymond Humphrey, Zack Burton, Keaton Streeval, Matt Bex, Jug Wethington, Caleb Schryer, Steve Godsey, Britan Godsey, Brian Wilhite, Tyler Neal, Robert Rainey, Patrick Shumaker, Zac Gibbs, Nolan Wells.

Pure Stock feature results: Paul Ortman, William Burton, A.J. Warren, T.J. Wright, Daniel Hupp, Josh Hayes, Buddy Stearns, Tommy Fleenor, Eric Lewis, Donnie Wilson, Cody Ellison, A.J. Wilson, Alvi Applegate, Mickey Hines, Bobby Woods, Preston Carr, Hunter Perry, David Bloom III, Davey Waggoner, Randy Shipley-DNS.

Hornet feature results: Jeremy Shemwell, Blake Durbin, Michael Brewer, Shannon Walp, Brian Pollitt, Scott Smith, Brandon Crockett, Buzzy Jurek, Kameron Arthur, Kiah Wingate, James Simmons, Max Claycamp, Matthew Christian, Trent Burdette, Davey Waggoner, Landon Hayes, William Wingate, Tyler Blythe, Marshall Claycamp, Robert White IV-DNS.

Crown Vic feature results: Aaron Seay, Phillip Boudreaux, Jeff Roberts, Michael Cranmer, Brandon Cranmer, Cordell Moore, Brian Moore, Kenny Humphrey, Chris Hawn, Mitch Kruer, Ryan Woods, Peyton Walker, Stacie Fitzgerald, Nathan Lewis, Elizabeth Finley, Josh Spence, Ray Weston, Blake Daniels, Jason Basham, David Mattingly-DNS.

Moffatt wins at Lawrenceburg

Joss Moffatt of Columbus picked up his first sprint car feature win of 2023 on May 6 at Lawrenceburg Speedway. Tyler Kendall was second, followed by Nick Bilbee, Jack Hoyer and Garrett Abrams. In other racing action, Matt Hamilton won the modified feature, Will Hayes took the pure stock feature and Landen Ramirez captured the hornet division feature.

Wolf wins Columbus TQ race

Connor Wolf won the first All-Star Circuit of Champions TQ Midget feature of the season May 6 at Tony Stewart Speedway in Columbus. Nelson Stewart finished in the runner-up spot, followed by Logan Pickett, Ashlea Albertson and Joey Paxson.

Kinser wins at Bloomington

Jordan Kinser of Bedford won the sprint car feature May 5 at Bloomington Speedway. Tye Mihocko was second, followed by Brady Short, Trey Osborne and Jake Scott. Josh Harris won the modified feature over Logan Mounce, Jacoby Hines, John Clippinger and Brent Lee. Michael Brewer took the hornet feature over Jeremy Shemwell, Alex Wilson and Shane Reed.

This week in racing history

From 60 years ago in 1963 at Bloomington Speedway, Orval Yeadon won the super modified feature over Wib Spalding, Dick Gaines, Cecil Beavers and Roy Robbins.

Also from 1963, Dick Gaines won the feature at Mitchell Speedrome in Mitchell over Cecil Beavers, Mike Johnson, Bob Brown and Bob Kinser.

In 1963 at Lawrenceburg, Dick Gaines won the super modified feature over Wib Spalding and Mike Johnson. Denny Harris won the stock car feature.

From 50 years ago in 1973 at Brownstown, Jim Curry won the late model feature over Paul Crockett, Dick Brinegar, Jack Owens and Larry Wilcox.

From 50 years ago this weekend at Twin Cities, Johnny Robbins won the feature over Tommy Day, Denny Long, Mike Stewart and Bill Cummings.

Also from 1973 at Haubstadt, Tom Helfrich won the late model feature, and Bubby Jones took the sprint car feature.

From 50 years ago at Lawrenceburg, Floyd Gilbert won the late model feature over Ron Edwards, Johnny Robbins, Nick Longano and Danny Eichler. Dee Kramer won the six cylinder feature over Richard Cook and Bob Adams.

From 30 years ago in 1993 at Florence Speedway, Jack Boggs won the Bluegrass 100 over Donnie Moran and Freddy Smith.

From 1993 at Lawrenceburg, Larry Bland won the sprint car feature over Todd Shields and Kerry Norris. Tim Johnson won the modified feature over Danny Eichler and J.D. Largent.

From 30 years ago this weekend at Brownstown, Kevin Claycomb won the Kenny Simpson Memorial Race over John Gill, Jim Curry, Jack Boggs and Davey Johnson. Scott Patman won the street stock feature race over Scott McKeand, Darin George, Tim Clark and Darren Davis. Mark Johnson won the modified feature over Mark Barber, Tony Godsey, Terrence Johnson and Scott McKeand.

From 1993 at Bloomington, Frankie Kerr won the All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car feature over Kelly Kinser, Joey Saldana and Bobby Allen. Jeff Wilson won the street stock feature over Darin George, Scott Patman, Albert Webb Jr. and Lindsay Wade.

From 30 years ago at Martin County Speedway in Loogootee, Denny Campbell won the street stock feature over Albert Webb Jr., Greg Benton, Mike McLaughlin and Tim Kramer.

From 20 years ago in 2003 at Bloomington, Kevin Briscoe won the sprint car feature over Kevin Thomas, Jerry Coons Jr., Shane Hollingsworth and Jimmy Laser. Greg Kendall won the super stock feature over Mel Bigham, Danny Harris, Lee Hobbs and Jack Frye. Ray Humphrey won the modified feature over Dan Hamstra, Matt Boknecht, Lee Hobbs and Shelby Miles.

Upcoming local racing schedule

Tonight: Brownstown Speedway – super late models, modifieds, super stocks, pure stocks and hornets. For information, visit

Tonight: Paragon Speedway – sprints, super stocks, bombers and TQ midgets. For information, visit

Tonight: Lawrenceburg Speedway – sprints, modifieds, pure stocks and hornets. For information, visit

Wednesday: I-65 at Scott County Fairgrounds Speedway, Scottsburg – modifieds, hornets, crown vics and pure stocks.

Friday: Bloomington Speedway – sprints, super stocks, hornets and racesaver sprints. For information, visit

Friday: Circle City Raceway – C.J. Rayburn Tribute for super late models plus BOSS sprints and TQ Midgets. For information, visit

May 20: Brownstown Speedway – Indiana Pro late models, pure stocks, super stocks, hornets and crown vics.

May 20: Paragon Speedway – MSCS sprints, supe stocks, bombers, hornets and Kenyon midgets.

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

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