Last updated: July 29. 2014 2:01PM - 135 Views
By Steven Partin Contributing Racing Columnist

Josh Francis captured his first Legends Car win during July 26 racing at Brushcreek Motorsports.
Josh Francis captured his first Legends Car win during July 26 racing at Brushcreek Motorsports.
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As the midway point of the racing season passes, the fans were treated by meeting the drivers on track before racing action on July 26. Drivers signed autographs and the kids were given gift baskets and candy from the racing teams. The night stayed warm and officials were moving the show along fast as bad weather was approaching. The July 26 show at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex was full of action and had a first time winner.

In the Crazy Compacts race, Keith Anderson showed no mercy as he picked up his third win of the season. In victory lane Anderson thanked Quick Stop Tire and Lube in Piketon and fellow competitor Randy Johnson for all their help.

The Southern Ohio Lighting Mini-Sprints were on the track next. BMC officials announced that the SOLMS would be racing weekly in 2015. Chris Smalley won the heat race but it was Jay Dunaway taking home the win in the feature event. Chris Smalley finished second with Dillan Allagree and Chris Hawk following.

The Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods hit the track with Tyler Smith looking to pick up his third win at the Brushcreek Motorsports Complex. 10- year old Harrison Hall was looking for another win on the season as well. In the early stages of the race the leaders had issues allowing Smith to take the lead and never look back, picking up his third win at BMC.

The Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series hit the track for their first of two feature events. An event that proved to be the second most exciting of the night, the lead changed hands between the top runners. Josh Francis, Tommy Stout, S.r and Jerren Perdue all battled for the lead. As the race progressed, some of the cars including Perdue and Stout had more than their fair share of problems. This left the race to Francis, seeking his first win, and Tom Partin. Francis held off Partin in the final laps to win it. In Victory Lane, Francis said he had been working for two years for the win and was thrilled to finally get it.

The Modifieds rolled out next. Dave Jamison became a winner in more than one way. He won the 20 Lap feature at Brushcreek and on the same night, another car he owns was driven into Victory Lane by Jackie Boggs at the Portsmouth Raceway Park. Chad Barr, Jason Bilyeu and Dakota Mayabb followed Jamison.

The second feature for the Legend Cars was for drivers who had not won yet in 2014. The drivers who have won a race had to start at the back of the pack. The Dark Horse Dash proved to be extremely exciting. After a crash at the start there was a complete restart that saw Steven Partin make a three wide pass in turn one of Rusty DeMint and Derek Minshew. Partin led the first 14 laps of the 15 lap event. As the white flag showed, Minshew was beside Partin and Shaun Scott went for the slide job. As Scott came back up in front of Partin the two collided. Partin spun off the backstretch and Scott went on to pick up his first win in his second ever feature on his first night of racing competition in the Legend Cars.

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex will be back in action this Saturday Aug.2 with Brushcreek’s Date Night. There will be a full show of Modifieds, Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods, Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Cars, Crazy Compacts and a 100 Lap Enduro. Also, before the Enduro there will be a drifting competition.

For more information visit www.brushcreekmotorsports.com. Also remember to mark September 19-20 on your calendar as the 410 Sprint Cars come into town. Some of the best Sprinters in the country will be in action as the All Star Circuit of Champions will be in town on Sept. 20.

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