Pamela M Hampton Former county sheriff celebrates 80th birthday Missing Adams County man is found Lady Hounds fall to Whiteoak in slugfest Calvert’s walk-off gives Hounds 9-8 win over Whiteoak Charles A Benjamin Give My Regards to Broadway Joyce Berry Joe L Easter William E Foster Margaret Belcher John M Cheatham Ronnie Simpson Under new management county hospital is thriving against all odds Historic fairground gazebo demolished One year later, still no arrests in Rhoden family murders There will be trouble in River City! Monna L Fitzgerald Jesse Carrington Janice M Sowards Rhoden family members make plea for tips in Pike Co murders of loved ones Quilting – the art that’s no longer just for Grandma Young is Adams County recipient of Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award Wenstrup recognized as Community Health Advocate Ready, set, go! 25th annual Egg Hunt draws hundreds Applicants needed for Adams County Fair Queen Humane Society encourages responsible animal ownership ACCS holds annual Science Fair Peebles Elementary names March Students of the Month Pierce fires perfect game as Peebles blanks West Union Hunters preparing for 2017 Wild Turkey Season Lady Hounds fall 12-3 at Lynchburg Dragons lose early lead, drop SHAC match up with Fayetteville, 13-6 Senior Profile: Isaiah Anderson Devils roll to big SHAC win at Ripley Despite soggy night, WUHS hosts annual Invitational Meet Celebrities for a night George F Carr Jr Teresa S Hoskins Mary B McClure Richard B Collins Randall D Fetters Former Manchester officer indicted on five counts WUHS student wins state Beta Club Secretary’s seat OVCTC students part of state competition S.R. 73 closed for culvert replacement Peebles Lions Club holds first Easter Egg Hunt Weyrich graduates with honors from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics North Adams Elementary releases Honor Roll for Third grading Period Scholarships available from Jefferson Alumni Olympic athlete speaks at April 6 SAAM event Venture Hawks end their basketball season with a victory at WUHS Devils baseball sweeps doubleheader from Northwest Greyhounds gain SHAC split, split twinbill with East England signs with Rio Grande golf Pierce fans 16, Lady Indians blank Eastern Brown 4-0 Maybe somebody on the river does have a plan Senior Profile: Ryan Dryden Enjoying the view Still a time for celebration Carl R Brown Lena R Staggs Adams County Crews Schedule Culvert Replacement Projects Merlan Shoemaker Dwayne E Thompson Help is on the line! West Union Elementary honors February Students of the Month WUHS hosts 2017 All-County Arts and Music Festival Ohio Brush Creek Canoe/Kayak Access Grand Opening set for April 20 Kasich cracks down on opiate-based prescriptions West Union High School students have successful trip to State Beta Convention North Adams Beta Club excels at State Convention ACRMC hosts annual Health Fair Robert H Bushman Senior Profile: Skylar Newman Nine-run inning leads Lady Hounds to run rule win over West Union WUHS foursome breaks school record First county baseball battle goes to the Greyhounds On the road, Lady Indians pick up two more SHAC victories Senior Profile: Christa Williams One more ‘shining moment’ for SHAC seniors at C103 All-Star Game Esie M Chandler Phyllis Adkins Former Manchester police deputy faces Grand Jury Indictments Cornell tosses no-hitter, Fenton goes deep, Dragons open season with 11-0 SHAC win over Whiteoak New Verizon store opening in West Union Stephen R Palmer Dual culvert replacements for SR 73 Deana P Grooms Tim Phipps Marcella Walker Alvin R Mitchum Senior Profile: Chase Darnell SHAC hoopsters shine at District 14 All-Star Game Greyhounds run rule St. Pat, 15-0 Indians drop SHAC opener West Union hosts early JH Track Meet North Adams student wins state Beta Club President’s seat Anna B Copas Charles A Nelson

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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