For The Tribune
Racing action returned to Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night for Kids Night.
Five divisions packed 121 cars into the pits for the event that included Indiana Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Super Stocks, Pure Stocks and Hornets.
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The Pure Stock division saw Zachary Stalker visit Victory Lane for the very first time in his career. Stalker and Seymour’s Jim Ruddick battled door to door for most of the twenty lap main event. Coming into the event Ruddick led the points standings over Stalker by 95 points.
“We put a car in Victory Lane that me and my dad built on a gravel floor in our garage during the middle of winter. After people telling us we will never win, we proved them wrong,” said a very happy Stalker.
Racing veteran Steve Barnett returned to victory lane in the Indiana Pro Late Model Series for the first time this season. Barnett held off a late race charge from upcoming hot shoe Hudson O’Neal, who started tail on the field after having engine trouble in his heat race. Barnett is a four-time Brownstown Speedway Late Model track champion.
Seymour driver Jamey Wilson visited Victory Lane once again in the Super Stock division. Gregory Garrison charged from his 5th place starting position to finish 2nd behind Wilson. Garrison, the 2014 Hornet track champion at Brownstown, moved up to the Super Stock division this season. Vallonia’s Tim Schumpe finished in 3rd, his best finish thus far in 2016.
Devin Gilpin went back to Victory Lane in the UMP Modified division. Gilpin has taken time away from the Modified division to shift primary focus towards his Super Late Model program in 2016.
Wesley Napier took the checkered flag in the Hornet division over John Mayer Jr. and Jaden Mayhan.
Brownstown’s next event is the “Don Russ Memorial” Pure Stock Special scheduled for June 25.
For more information visit brownstown speedway.com.