On Saturday June 6, Mt. Hope Bible Camp teamed up with Brushcreek Motorsports Complex on “Mt. Hope Bible Camp Kids Night.” It was a night full of family fun centered around the kids. Games such as the Bottle Toss, Hawes Crawl and more continued to keep the young race fans smiling all night long. A cloudy day turned into an evening with a warm clear sunset just as the cars rolled on the track. All eyes were on Victory Lane as several first time winners made a visit.
Crazy Compacts were the first cars on the track. At the drop of the green it looked as if Clyde Saunders was on his way to a dominating win however a late race caution flag tightened the field back up. Chris Shelton knew he had one last chance on the restart to make it happen. Once the green flag flew again Shelton made his move. He was able to get by Saunders by Clyde wasn’t done just yet. Saunders was able to get back by Shelton and hold on to pick up his first win ever. Rounding out the top five were Shelton, Tim Howard, Joe Limpus and Dillon Fitzgerald.
The Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods hit the track next for their 15 lap feature event. Tyler Smith and Danny Hamilton led the field to the green flag. Danny Hamilton was the 2011 Sport Mod Track Champion. Hamilton showed his strength and dominated the feature event. Following Hamilton were Smith, Jowana Shelton, David Meadows and Danny Fout.
Modifieds hit the track showcasing another first time winner. Jason Bilyeu is a second year driver out of Manchester who is just learning the ropes in the Modified division. Jason rocked to his very first win of his career. In Victory Lane, Jason had several people to thank, most importantly his parents. Following Jason in the finish order were Glenn East, Clark Vanhouten and Eddie Pinkerton.
The Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series joined the track next for their first of two feature events. John Gutman and Derek Minshew brought the field to green. The pack fanned out into turn one and Gutman jumped out first. Steven Partin, Josh Francis and Minshew were hot on Gutman’s heels. Partin dove to the bottom in turn one and was able to get by Gutman for the lead. Minshew and Francis were left to battle for the second spot. They were side by side nearly the whole race. Partin picked up his second win of 2015 and Minshew edged Francis for second. Rounding out the top five were Gutman and Steve Duderstadt.
The second race sanctioned by the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series was a Non-Points Dark Horse dash for any driver who had never won a race. Cole DeMint was the class of the field and drove his way flag-to-flag right into Victory Lane. In his interview,DeMint said, “It wasnt quite the win I was looking for. but its a great start.”
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex returns to action on Saturday. June 13 for Fan Appreciation Night. On June 13 General Admission for an entire car load of people is only $10. Fans will see Modifieds, Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods, Southern Ohio Lightning Mini Sprints, Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Cars and Crazy Compacts.
Also don’t forget to make your plans for Friday, June 19 as the Super Late Models return racing for $3,000 as part of the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week presented by Octane Race Products. Modifieds will also be racing in the Central Star Drilling 25 for $1,000. Don’t miss it as the Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week rolls into Peebles. For more info check out www.buckeyelatemodeldirtweek.com.
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