Grand Marshals selected for West Union Fourth of July Parade Adams County, Maysville Vet team up to save injured dog Michael S Knauff Victor P Price Success builds from the bottom up Finalists named for 2017 Fair Queen Contest William Glenn DeWine, Reader Call For Tips in Rhoden Murder Investigation MHS principal to take superintendent post Peebles Skate Park now a reality 2017-18 Fur and Feather Ambassadors named Caley Grooms is Cattlemen’s Beef Ambassador Dr. Mueller leaving Health Department’s free clinic Hourglass Quilt Barn returning to Adams County Lung, Thornburg are First Team All-District selections North Adams hosts annual Boys Basketball Camps Walk-off winner Wanda Hill George D Johnson Life can be a juggling act My favorite thing to do on the farm Wolves in Adams County! Ronald L Wedmore Three lessons from Dad Donald D Morgan Wenstrup uninjured in Virginia shooting Portman staff to hold grant funding workshop Raymond E Applegate Keeping the Peebles tradition alive Back on the hardwood, local hoops squads compete in Monday Night League Seven county athletes recognized as All-SHAC Baseball honorees Stepping to the podium Lady Hounds host Youth Volleyball Camp Senior Profile: Bryan Young Junior Deputy Boot Camps kick off in Manchester Hayes pleads “not guilty” to 109 counts Six-year-old girl finds long-lost class ring Jefferson Alumni awards annual scholarships Paul Tate Jr Marcus I Cox Jewell Gill James M Hill Jr Jeffrey S Jones Samuel A Disher Jack Sterling BREAKING NEWS: Parents face charges after son overdoses on opiate License Hikes and Tall Turkey Tales Danger under every rock Reigning Miss Ohio USA will judge 2017 Adams County Fair Queen Pageant Gordley’s hoops career will continue at Mount St. Joseph Russell C Newman Kenneth C Thurman George Uebel Summer Reading Program underway Honor Flight carries local veteran to DC When rescuers become victims Passing the torch, West Union hosts week-long basketball camp for future Dragons SENIOR PROFILE: Sara Knechtly Terry L Powell Willie Shreffler James C Fitzpatrick Senior Profile: Austin Parks Six countians named to All-SHAC Softball squad Lady Indians get summer camp season underway Memorial Day services pay tribute to local veterans WUHS Steel Band will perform at Bogart’s SSCC announces Honors Lists for spring semester Peebles Elementary releases Honor Roll for final nine weeks West Union Elementary announces Honor Roll for fourth nine weeks Back to State! Mom calls daughter “living proof” seat belts save lives Rent-2-Own donation means new soccer scoreboard at WUHS NAHS student selected for Engineering Summer Camp Southern Hills Athletic Conferences honors Spring Sports athletes Senior Profile: Kailyn Boyd Madison Welch receives Riffle Scholarship Junior Achievement Volunteers visit county’s seventh graders Marcella J Abbott James Ratliff Gladys Davitz Harry G Shupert Memories on Memorial Day A soldier’s story, a family’s grief Thank You for your sacrifice Seaman community honors local veterans with special tribute Former PES teacher dies in tragic accident All County Senior Citizens Day celebrated Parks signs with SSCC Soccer Senior Profile: Lexie Bunn Jessie Rodgers Memorial Day services set for county Truly our greatest generation Bertha Lashley Maia Swartz Jessie Rodgers Errors spell the end of Devils’ baseball season Senior Profile: Carry Hayslip Lady Hounds’ season ends with tourney loss to Paint Valley North Adams hosts Youth Volleyball Camp Time to get “Stroke Savvy”

Smith slides to victory in final race of 2015 at Brushcreek

(Peebles, OH): The final show of 2015 at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex took place on Saturday Oct. 31 on Halloween afternoon. Fans were treated to one last show before the off season kicks in. Along with the typical regular show, the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association came back to complete their rained out show from Sept. 25. The 410 Sprint Cars were in action for the Second Annual Showdown at the Creek which paid $2,500 to win for 30 laps of racing action.

The Sprint Cars had nothing but a session of Hot Laps before running a feature event which had its lineup determined back on Sept. 25. Danny Smith and Cole Duncan would lead the field to the green flag. As the field would sort themselves out, Duncan took off early and was in no mood to look back. Smith found himself in a battle with Ron Blair for the second position as the two swapped the spot back and forth.

Laps clicked off at a high rate of speed until the caution flag flew late in the race. While pacing under the yellow flag fans could see that the leader Duncan had a flat left rear tire. Duncan chose to hold on to the lead but as the green came back out, Blair and Danny were all over the black 22 car. Duncan couldn’t hold on and eventually took himself off of the track leaving the race lead to Danny Smith who held on to win his first race of 2015. His win Saturday kept his streak of now 41 years straight with at least one win. Blair, Nathan Skaggs, Ryan Meyers and Josh Davis rounded out the top five.

Crazy Compacts then hit the track for the Inaugural Adams County Fall Shootout 20. Prize money and other contingency prizes for the winners was provided by the DRC.net and Chris Vance. Kyle Purdy flexed his muscle in the feature event jumping out over Clyde Saunders and holding on to win the first running of the race. Saunders wound up second with Chris Shelton, Keith Anderson and Ashley Logan rounding out the top five.

The Sport Mods showed support for the afternoon show with 22 competitors turning out. Chris Shelton and Emily Jordan led the field to the green flag. Shelton jumped out early with Brennan Bobst right on his tail. Bobst worked Shelton all race long but couldn’t get his 24 car out front enough to secure the lead. Shelton won the battle and picked up the win. Bobst came in second with Rick Neace, Emily Jordan and Aaron Branham finishing in the top five.

Modifieds also had a strong car count of 22 for the final race of the year. Anthony Slusher and Eric Sheppard led the field to the start. Soon it was obvious that Slusher and Don Adams would be the cars to beat. Adams worked the high side trying to take the lead from Slusher. The two went back and forth until Adams cleared Slusher around the halfway point but just as soon as he did, Slusher had his number 90 car right back around him. Slusher held on to win and enter victory lane where a very happy crew and family awaited him. Rick Crobin, Don Adams, Adam Stricker and Eric Sheppard rounded out the top five.

The Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Cars were the final race of the season on the track. Shaun Scott, who had won the past two races, picked up his third win in a row. Scott, who jumped into a Legend Car in the later stages of the season, has come on strong and made himself a regular in victory lane. Following Scott in the top five were Pierce Foster, Dave Francis, Tom Elliott and Ashley Tackett.

The 2015 season at the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex has concluded and what a great season it was. Here is an end of the year statement from Promoter Steven Partin,“I want to thank everyone for a great season this year. Thank you to all of our employees who are with us week in and week out. Thank you to all the drivers who raced with us and a huge thank you to the fans for their continued support. We have some more exciting things coming in 2016 and we hope to see everyone there.”

Stay updated all winter long on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/brushcreekmotorsports and on Twitter by following @BMCupdates. Keep checking our website as well for more info on the 2016 season including the Schedule which will be out in the coming weeks. Until April, thank you again to all and have a safe winter. We will see you back at the track in 2016.

Danny Smith continued his streak of 41 straight seasons of winning at Brushcreek.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Racing1.jpgDanny Smith continued his streak of 41 straight seasons of winning at Brushcreek. Submitted photo

Not everyone’s season ended in Victory Lane, or on all four wheels.
http://www.peoplesdefender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Racing2.jpgNot everyone’s season ended in Victory Lane, or on all four wheels. Submitted photo

By Steven Partin

Contributing Writer

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