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Last updated: June 09. 2014 11:49AM - 60 Views
By STEVEN PARTIN Contributing Racing Columnist



Tom Partin picked up his first Legend Car victory of the season in last weekend's racing at the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.
Tom Partin picked up his first Legend Car victory of the season in last weekend's racing at the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.
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Last Saturday was a beautiful day in southern Ohio as the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex played host to Kids Night. Mt. Hope Bible Camp was the sponsor for the evening and hosted all the fun activities for the kids. The famous bottle toss took place, where kids try to land a bottle into the back of a speeding pickup truck. Austin Scott was the lone participant in the tons of entrants to sink the bottle and win $10. Several kids also took to the soaked banks of the speedway to race on foot for money during the Hawes Crawl. The racing action was exciting as well with a full show on the schedule for the evening.


In the Crazy Compact division Keith Anderson of Lucasville and Jesse Taylor of Peebles led the field to the green flag after each got heat race wins. As the flag flew Taylor fell quickly while Anderson did just the opposite. Anderson pulled out to a big lead on the rest of the field, but Stacy Evans, who started fourth, was charging forward in his 71 car. Evans even went three wide to take the second spot but couldn’t chase down the leader, Anderson. Following behind Anderson at the finish were Evans, Randy Johnson, Taylor and Tommy Stout.

The Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods lined up second. Mike Brust won his heat race putting him on the pole of the feature event. Brust took off and never looked back however the race was not all uneventful. Mark Hall’s number 71 car erupted into flames due to a blown engine, bringing out the red flag. Brust’s engine also locked up, but not before coming across the line to take the checkered flag. The rest of the top five were Greg Litteral, Hall, David Lunsford, and Danny Hamilton.
Dave Jamison stormed to an easy Modified win with Jason Bilyeu, Clark Vanhouten, Dakota Mayabb, and Glenn East rounding out the top five.
The Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Cars rounded out the nights action with a wild feature event. Tom Partin started on the outside pole and led the lane to the front at the drop of the green. The race was fairly calm until there were about five laps to go. As drivers following Tom Partin started to shuffle around, Steven Partin began to pick his way up from the fourth spot. Steven reached the second spot and made one last ditch effort to pass his dad Tom. Steven’s number 10 car slipped up on the bottom side and made contact with Tom Partin’s car. Tom continued on but Steven lost two spots to John Gutman and Derek Minshew. Tom Partin picked up his first win of the season followed by Gutman, Minshew, Steven Partin and Cole DeMint.
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex returns to action this Saturday June 14 with Fan Appreciation Night where the General Admission price is only $10 per carload of fans. Fans will see a full show of Modifieds, Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods, Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Cars, Southern Ohio Lightning Mini-Sprints and Crazy Compacts, For more info visit www.brushcreekmotorsports.com.


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