Different faces visit Victory Lane at Brownstown Speedway


It was a night of firsts at Brownstown Speedway, as five drivers scored their first wins of the season and even first wins at the track in their career during Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday.

Colton Sullivan broke Jamey Wilson’s win streak in the Woolston Automotive Super Stocks division after winning his first career feature event at the speedway.

Sullivan was perfect on the night, leading every lap of his qualifying heat race as well as every lap in the feature event.

Wilson of Seymour had won every event of the season thus far in the Super Stocks division.

Sullivan trailed Wilson just by 30 points in the points standings.

Seymour’s Matt Boknecht reclaimed his place in Victory Lane in the Print Worx UMP Modified division, outdueling Matt Tiller and Tampico’s Rick Gumm to the checkers.

“I think Matt might have had the faster car, but I was just sitting there trying to be patient,” Boknecht said. “He gave me the opportunity on the start to make my move, so I took it.”

Justin Shaw picked up his first win of the season with the P3 Graphix Indiana Pro Late Model Series.

“I feel like this has been a long time coming. Last season, we put a deal together with Bryan Bowman out of Seymour, and we finally got this win,” Shaw aid. “I’m just at a loss for words.”

Shaw would fend off late race charges by Brad Barrow, Marty O’Neal and Tyler Cain to score the victory.

Tim Rivers made his first appearance in victory lane since last season after grabbing the win in the Pewter Hall Pure Stock division.

Last week’s winner, Derek Clegg, pressured Rivers in the closing laps, but his efforts fell short, as Rivers would cross the finish line first.

Seymour’s Donnie Modesty scored his first win at Brownstown in the Hornet division.

“This has been a really hard Victory Lane to get to. This is the toughest place in the country to win,” Modesty said in Victory Lane. “I’ve had a lot of seconds and thirds, won several heat races here, but it’s nice to finally stand here.”

Modesty finished fourth in the point standings last season at Brownstown.

Brownstown’s next event will be Saturday as it hosts Kids Night at the speedway.

Super Late Models, Indiana Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pure Stocks and Hornets are on the racing program for the evening.

Face painting, balloon making, bouncy houses, games and a magician are among some of the activities planned for the event.

Further details can be found by following the track’s social media accounts and by visiting their website, brownstownspeedway.com.