One thing to remember this President’s Day Adams County Deer Harvest down over 21% MLSD amends five-year budget, prepares for future with power plant closings Lady Dragons triumph in sectional opener Lady Hounds eighth graders capture SHAC Tournament title Gary L Fetters Sr Boys Sectional brackets released ‘We’re only as good as the way we treat others’ Another round of smiles Adams County Board of DD members recognized Terry L Unger 8th Grade Lady Devils ousted in tourney semis WU’s McCarty signs with Ohio Christian Joyce A Huddleson Carolyn Spires BREAKING NEWS: Peebles police search for man accused of selling marijuana-laced sweets Decision Time BBN Senior Profile: Summer Grundy Lady Devils fall to Southeastern, 56-48 Devils outlast Manchester 47-44 in double overtime Peebles holds second Hall of Fame Ceremony Senior Profile: Patrick England Sowards hits 1,000, ties PHS three-point mark County agencies prepare for sweeping budget cuts Manchester Council votes to cut police chief’s hours Wrestling debuts in Adams County Peebles Library hosts book signing As plants power down, community must step up Raymond P Dryden Alva Palmer Billie L Shoemaker Judith Long Brent A Arn Girls basketball sectional pairings announced WU’s Weeks will continue gridiron career at next level West Union JH Boys drop pair at Ripley Eighth Grade Lady Hounds roll into SHAC semi-finals Janet A Kennedy DP&L moving ahead with plans to close power plants Outreach Center in Peebles is a hub of giving River Sweep contest winners announced Gordley hits 1,000 mark, but Indians drop crucial SHAC contest to Lynchburg Manchester lifters compete at Piketon Senior Profile: Madelyn Sanders Charles L Hurd Randy Casto Bobby Strunk Dorothy J Scott Chester A Lanter Coach David Smalley picks up 500th career win at Rio Grande Dustin Holbrook Senior Profile: Camron Gordley As usual, optimism abounds on 2017 Reds Caravan Breeze, Beasley newest members of NAHS Athletic HOF Two humble men Adams County Manor Home Health Care makes road to recovery easier Don and Venita Bowles named as Outstanding Fair Supporters ‘Tip off For Tammy’ is a huge success, joint effort by two schools Husted campaign makes stop in Peebles Benefit held for double-lung transplant recipient I loved that muddy water, building in the creek Margaret E Broughton Larry A Hanson DP&L press release confirms closing of power plants Eighth grade girls showdown lives up to hype, North Adams wins in overtime, 45-43 Senior Profile: Raeanna Stamm North Adams Football sign-ups coming soon North Adams JV girls go 11-4 with win over Peebles Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week West Union duo headed to the college gridiron Lady Devils make it 11 straight with win at Peebles Adams County residents attend Trump Inauguration A Look back at our Archives Peebles native comes home to film documentary Ohio Valley Wrestling Cub hosting home match on Jan. 31 Ruth A Branscome Velma Hughes Carol L Lewis Betty L Greiner Devils top New Boston 63-53 in finale of Coach Young Classic Lady Devils rout Eastern Pike in Young Classic Indians bounce back with 67-59 win over East OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation approved for 2017 At the buzzer, Rothwell gives Dragons an overtime win Greyhounds fall to Portsmouth Lady Indians roll past West Union 80-29 From Division II to the Senior Bowl COSI On Wheels visits West Union Elementary News from the Peebles PTO NAJH Basketball hosting ‘Play For The Cure’ Jan. 28 North Adams Elementary recognizes Students and Staff Members of the Month for December Honoring a coaching legend Benefit will assist double-lung transplant patient Peebles to be featured in new documentary Cleaning the stables-the worst job on the farm Wenstrup reselected to serve on House Intelligence Committee Venture Hawks and Sheriff’s Department square off on Feb. 12 Cecil R Dupree Harper wins MaxPreps/JJHuddle Athlete of the Week Star Wars costume exhibition coming to Museum Center

New drivers in Brushcreek Victory Lane

(Peebles, OH) After a week off for the Adams County Fair, Brushcreek Motorsports Complex returned to racing for “Meet the Drivers Night” last Saturday,July 25. Drivers and fans alike were ready to get back to racing action after the midsummer break. The day was hot but the racing on the track was about to heat up as well when the Crazy Compacts lined up for their Feature event.

Keith Anderson won his heat race but the invert didn’t go his way causing him to start near the rear of the field. Anderson knew he would have a battle with Clyde Saunders who is the current Crazy Compact points leader. As soon as the green flew, Anderson made his charge forward and soon was followed closely by Saunders. They both worked their way to the front and soon Saunders found himself trying to battle for the win. Saunders had to settle for second though as Anderson rolled to another win. Rounding out the top five were Tim Howard, Dillon Fitzgerald and Basil Branham.

After Chris Smalley picked up another win in the Southern Ohio Lighting Mini-Sprints, the Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods rolled out onto the speedway. Early in the Sport Mod race, teammates Ricky Neace and Brennan Bobst jumped up front. Bobst worked Neace for a few laps and finally made the pass. Bobst drove his number 24 car straight into Victory Lane for the second time in his career and the second time in a row at BMC. Neace wound up second followed by Billy Bowles, Danny Fout and Mike Wilson to round out the top five.

The Modifieds hit the speedway next. Rusty Hawes has been in position to win his first career modified race for several weeks but little things have wound up ruining his chances. On Saturday, everything finally looked to be going Hawes’ way. He jumped out to the lead early but had 2014 Track Champion Dave Jamison all over him. Several restarts were spread throughout the race but Hawes held on and picked up his first career feature win. Hawes was nearly speechless in Victory Lane when asked about how it felt to finally win. Jamison came home second followed by Phillip Bapst, Tyler Smith and Jason Bilyeu.

The Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series was the final class to hit the track on Saturday which was their sday of competition that weekend. Steve Duderstadt picked up the win Friday at Moler Raceway Park and was able to do it again on Saturday at Brushcreek. Relentless battles between several front running cars weren’t enough to overtake Duderstadt who led nearly every lap of the 15 lap event. Following Duderstadt across the line were Cole DeMint, Derek Minshew, Rusty DeMint and Josh Francis.

The Brushcreek Motorsports Complex will be back in action this Saturday Aug. 1 with a regular racing program plus a 100 Lap Enduro. For more info please visit www.brushcreekmotorsports.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brushcreekmotorsports.

Rusty Hawes wins his first career Modified Feature during racing on July 25 atBrushcreek Motorsports.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Racing1.jpgRusty Hawes wins his first career Modified Feature during racing on July 25 atBrushcreek Motorsports.

By Steven Partin

Racing Columnist

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