Overcast conditions gave way to a tacky and fast race track at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex last Saturday night, Aug. 16. It was the final race before local schools got started and families came out to see a good night of racing action as the 2014 season winds down.
The first cars on the track were the 4-cylinder Crazy Compacts. Keith Anderson picked up the easy win. Meanwhile, Kevin Howell of West Union and Tommy Stout, Jr. of Peebles battled it out for second place. Howell looked high and low trying to get by the young driver, but Stout was able to hold on for second place. The top five finishers were Anderson, Stout, Howell, Mike Maddison and Greg Anderson.
The Hidden Gem Web Designs Sport Mods hit the track next. Tyler Smith and Harrison Hall led the field to the green flag for the 15 lap feature. Smith got the early jump and never looked back. Hall was able to hold off charges and finish in the second spot. Smith picked up win number five of the season. Hall, Greg Litteral, Danny Fout and Jerry Florence, Jr. rounded out the top five.
Modifieds hit the track next with Dave Jamison picking up the win after driver problems earlier in the night limited the field. Chad Barr finished second.
The Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Cars followed the modifieds for their feature event. From the drop of the green flag there were several drivers who proved to be fast enough to battle for the lead. Josh Francis, Tom Partin, Tommy Stout Sr., and Rusty DeMint all were fast enough to make some moves. Francis led early but it was no easy doing. The closest pursuer was Partin who nearly cleared Francis but couldn’t as the blue and yellow number 2 had the high side momentum and passed Partin’s number 4 “Grave Digger” car back. Francis held on to take the second win of his Legend Car career. Tom Partin, Rusty DeMint, Steven Partin and Steve Duderstadt completed the top five finishers.
There was one final race left, the Dark Horse Dash for the Sport Mods. This was a race for drivers who had never won at Brushcreek Motorsports so a first-time winner was guaranteed. Jerry Florence Jr. picked up the win, the first win of his career.
Brushcreek Motorsports is back in action this Saturday Aug, 23 with a full racing program and Lawn Mower Derbies. It is also School Colors Night. Come through the General Admission with your High School or College apparel on and get admission for half price.
Don’t forget to mark on your calendars and get your tickets for the first ever “Showdown at the Creek” on Sept. 19-20. You won’t want to miss as the Sprint Cars invade and on Saturday, the All Star Circuit of Champions will race for $5,000 to win. Visit www.brushcreekmotorsports.com for more information.