Columbus Speedway Go-Karts to host final points race

Columbus Go-Kart Racing conducted events Oct. 14 and Sept. 30.

The final points race of the season will be held Saturday. Races are held at Tony Stewart Speedway on the grounds of the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds.

The winners from Oct. 14 were Conner Smith (junior 2 and junior 3 divisions), Josiah Hunnicutt (rookie), Maverick Brison (junior 1), Troy Cowan (pred), Robby Young (medium), Sawyer Bohall (junior champ), Brandon Malone (super heavy) and Joe Boyll (mod lites).

The winners from Sept. 30 were Josiah Hunnicutt (rookie), Maverick Brison (junior 1), Brooklynn Summers (junior 2), Sawyer Bohall (junior champ), Jake Beck (lights), Robby Young (medium), Ronnie Sipes (pred), Travis Wilburn (senior heavy), R.T. Lowe (rwyb), Chris Buchanan and Robby Young (team race).

Brownstown hosts season finale

The 28th annual Funfest was the final event of the 2023 Brownstown Speedway racing season.

The 410 Non-Wing Sprints (Friday) and Super Late Models (Saturday) ran one-night-only complete shows. All of the other divisions ran events on both Friday and Saturday nights. Rain showers halted Friday night’s racing program before all of the events finished. Some of Friday’s events had to be ran on Saturday with a revamped format. The weekend concluded with Sunday enduros.

On Oct. 13, Cody Trammell of Bloomington prevailed in the 410 Non-Wing Sprint car feature. He was followed by Mario Clouser, Isaac Chapple, Brandon Mattox and Braxton Cummings.

The Oct. 14 Super Late Model event saw Jared Bailey of Bedford in victory lane. He led Ryan Lanphierd, Brandon Thurlby, Skyller Lewis and Jeffrey Shackelford at the checkers.

Other feature winners during the weekend were Derek Groomer of Bloomington (crate late models and super stocks), Mickey Hines of Scipio (pure stocks), Brayden Watson of Bedford (modifieds), Michael Cranmer of Jeffersonville (crown vics), Brian Pollitt of Connersville (hornets), Dalton Roark of Dupont (bombers), Jacob Owens of North Vernon (hornet enduro) and Alex Shipman of Bedford (pure stock enduro).

Sprint Car feature results: Cody Trammell, Mario Clouser, Isaac Chapple, Brandon Mattox, Braxton Cummings, Hunter Maddox, Owen Barr, Bryan Brewer, Dustin Clark, Daylan Chambers, Bryce Andrews, Rylan Gray, Kyle Willis, Brady Short, Jennifer Johnson, Eddie Lake-DNS, Troy Rutherford-DNS

Super Late Model feature results: Jared Bailey, Ryan Lanphierd, Brandon Thurlby, Skyller Lewis, Jeffrey Shackelford, David Hilliker, Tyler Collins, Tory Collins, Jim Couch, Rohn Moon, Dwight Smith, Sam Wray, Bryce Burton, Andrew Jenkins, Dalton Fleenor, Quentin White, Jordan Wever, James Walters, Houston Roark, Joshua Walker-DNS

Crate Late Model feature results: Derek Groomer, Tyler Collins, Tory Collins, Zack Burton, Conner Mertens, Rohn Moon, John Mayer Jr., Dwight Smith, Nolan Wells, Andrew Jenkins, Joey Cochran, Mike Bechelli, Houston Roark, Dalton Fleenor, Keaton Streeval-DNS, Charles Newby-DNS

Modified feature results: Brayden Watson, Zachary Stalker, Conner Mertens, Budrow Pancriea, Michael Brewer, Earl Plessinger-DNS

Super Stock feature results: Derek Groomer, Austin Burton, Blake Hull, Rick Gumm, Sam Wray, Josh Litton, Danielle Robinson, Hayden Groomer, Cale Kern, A.J. Wilson, Troy Clark, David Brewer, Jeremy Stierwalt, Chris Batchelor, Brad Cummings, Jenna Boknecht, Dave Reichenbacker, Robert White, J.T. Huffman, Skyler Wilson, Skyler Cohee, Dalton Fleenor, Jack Roberts, Zach Sasser, Brian Sims, Kayden Bowlin, Ethan Braid

Pure Stock feature results: Mickey Hines, Hunter Perry, Brent McMillan, Keaton Streeval, Josh Hayes, Tommy Fleenor, Buddy Stearns, Kevin Applegate, Josh Turner, Davey Waggoner, Preston Carr, Allen Davis, Darren Crawhorn, Ray Godsey Jr., Kevin Bloom, Eli McRoberts, Charlie Hardin, Mike Blunk-DN

Bomber feature results: Dalton Roark, Juan Asbury, Jaden Mayhan, Vern Albertson, Ronnie Pardue, Kenrick Neal, Alex Shipman, Larry Mullis-DNS

Crown Vics feature results: Michael Cranmer, Jason Cranmer, Jason Basham, Trevor Cranmer, Joel Smith, Matt Cranmer, Jeff Cranmer, Jesse Stewart Jr., Derek Smith, Chris Young, Jeff Roberts, J.T. Huffman, Josh Spence, Jesse Suell, Brandon Cranmer, Nathan Lewis, Chris Workman, Austin Scott, Brian Moore, Kenna Day, Brandon Bailey, Joe Wilhoite, Zachary Hall, Eric Lewis, Ricky Puckett-DNS

Hornet feature results: Brian Pollitt, Michael Brewer, Jeremy Ogle, Tyler Blythe, Zach Johnson, Josh Hallett, Matt Miller, Ben Carnell, A.J. Hobbs, Trent Sutton, Timothy Arthur, Rob White, Landon Hayes, Allen Douglas, Abby Stierwalt, Gabe Gross, Davey Waggoner, Josh Arthur, Hunter Perry, Dale Hobbs, Doodle Farris, Phillip Fields, Conner Garrison-DNS, Kenneth Eaton-DNS

Pure Stock Enduro: Alex Shipman, Buddy Stearns, Brent McMillan, Derek Smith, Joel Smith, Eric Lewis, Zachary Stalker, Donnie Wilson, Nathan Lewis, J.T. Huffman, Braxton Cummings, Dalton Crawhorn, Brian Moore, Brandon Bailey, Alaina Wilhoite, Joe Wilhoite, Jesse Suell, Aaron Seay, Steve Meek, Mike Bailey, Dustin Foster, Johnny Sheehan, Brandon Hooker, Josh Spence

Hornet Enduro: Jacob Owens, A.J. Hobbs, Allen Douglas, Jeremy Ogle, Buzzy Jurek, Kiah Wingate, Robert White IV, Tyler Blythe, Doodle Farris, Stanley Lane, Zach Sims, Dale Hobbs, Cody Chambers, Jaxson Zeigler, Amber Keebler, James Simmons, Gabe Gross

Cummins wins Tri-State finale

Kyle Cummins of Princeton concluded the 2023 racing season at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt by winning the MSCS sprint car feature.

Brady Short was second, followed by Chase Stockon, Carson Short and Jason McDougal.

Brandon Coffey won the MMSA mini-sprint feature over Cody Knieriem, Eli Wilhelmus, Nolan Kiefer and Steve Justis.

This week in racing history

From 70 years ago in 1953 at Columbus Speedway, Albert Perry won the feature race over Ted Pfeiffer, Gene Minor and Gerald Hoppock.

From 60 years ago in 1963 at Brownstown Speedway, Gene Petro was named track champion. Chuck Terry was second in points, followed by Paul Crockett, Joe King, Bob Patton, Bearcat Chaplin, Johnny Baker, Mac Vails, Oscar Crockett and Sonny Lucas. Vails was named Rookie of the Year.

From 50 years ago in 1973, Bruce Gould driving in relief of Dave Dayton won the ARCA-sanctioned Salem 500 at Salem Speedway. Gould survived a complete spin on the final turn of the last lap to win the race over Bobby Watson, who finished second, four laps down to the leader. Jim Robinson was third, followed by Wayne Watercutter.

Upcoming local racing schedule

Saturday – Eldora Speedway – Rossburg, Ohio – 43rd annual Dirt Track World Championship Race – $100,000 to win – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series – plus steel block late models. For ticket information, visit

Saturday – Columbus Speedway Go-Kart Racing – Tony Stewart Speedway – Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds – Final points race of the season – Drivers meeting at 1 p.m.

Sunday – Salem Speedway – Salem – Halloween 200 for stock cars – Racing begins at 1 p.m.

Oct. 28 – I-65 Speedway – Scott County Fairgrounds – Scottsburg – Hornets and crown vics – Racing starts at 3 p.m.

Oct. 28 – Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis – Modifieds, TQ midgets, crown vics, hornets, pure stocks, super stocks, steel-block sprints and IMCA racesaver sprints. For information, visit

Oct. 29 – Circle City Raceway – Indianapolis – modifieds, TQ midgets, crown vics, hornets, pure stocks, super stocks and micros.