BROWNSTOWN

The month of September is arguably one of the biggest months of the year in the Dirt Late Model scene.

With crown jewel events being held at Eldora Speedway and Knoxville Raceway, it would be hard to fathom having another vent that would share the same enthusiasm.

Brownstown Speedway hosts its annual “Jackson 100” this weekend at the famed quarter-mile track.

The event, in its 37th running, features the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series which brings along the top drivers in the country to the speedway that is in its 64th year of operation.

Throughout the years, several local drivers have claimed victory in the event.

Drivers from Martinsville, Mitchell, Bedford, Columbus, Norman, and even Brownstown have took the prestigious win.

These winners include Don O’Neal, John Gill, Kenny Simpson, Russ Petro, Jim Curry and Paul Crockett.

Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tennessee has a record five wins in the 100 and currently sits atop the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points standings.

Don O’Neal follows closely behind with four wins to his name.

Local drivers of interest this year include Cody Mahoney, Jeremy Hines, Chad Stapleton, and rookie Hudson O’Neal.

Mahoney has won three of his four entered races this season at Brownstown and has one major win to his credit this season as he was the winner of the “Spring 50” at Florence Speedway.

Mahoney pilots the Bowman Motorsports entry based out of Seymour owned by Bryan Bowman.

Hines, of Seymour, and Edinburgh’s Chad Stapleton have two starts in recent years and are always a threat to shake up the national competition.

O’Neal has dominated the “P3 Graphix” Indiana Pro Late Model Series ranks this season and has recently made the transition to the Super Late Model division could be one of the youngest to ever make the “Jackson 100” this weekend.

O’Neal is the son of Don O’Neal.

Friday night kicks off the two-day racing weekend with the 4th Annual “Bowman 50” for the “P3 Graphix” Indiana Pro Late Model Series.

Past winners of the event include Mark Barber, Brad Barrow, and Devin Gilpin.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials will also take place on Friday as they qualify for starting positions on Saturday.

Hornets and MMSA Mini Sprints are on the program as well.

Local band “6 Ways to Sunday” will be playing music following the nights racing action.

Saturday night features the Jackson 100 paying $20,000 to win for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

UMP Modifieds and “Woolston Automotive” Super Stocks serve as support classes.

Details regarding camping, seat marking, prices, times, and order of events are located on the tracks website: www.brownstownspeedway.com.