For The Tribune
For the first time since mid-April, a full racing program was completed at Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night.
Richmond driver Steve Casebolt scored his first win at the speedway in the MARS DIRTcar Series super late models event.
“The only thing that I feel like could have cost us that win was driver error,” Casebolt said in Victory Lane. “This is my first win at Brownstown after 30,000 tries I think. It’s so exciting to win here in front of all of these people. I can’t thank my all my guys enough.”
Casebolt’s first win at Brownstown came just days after acquiring the empty seat in the Jim Beeman-owned Mastersbuilt.
Beeman, of North Vernon, has made a splash recently in the dirt late models scene after hiring several higher-profile drivers to pilot his Jim Beeman Lumber entry.
Marty O’Neal emerged victorious in the P3 Graphix Indiana Pro Late Model main event over Seymour’s Tyler Cain, Justin Shaw, and Skyller Lewis.
Lewis is a 2015 graduate of Brownstown Central High School.
“It was a really good night for me and my family as we’re finally starting to figure this car out,” Lewis said.
Devin Gilpin claimed his third win of the season in the Print Worx UMP modifieds feature. Gilpin posted a strong third-place finish in the super late models feature in his family owned entry.
Tim Eddelman edged Brownstown’s Jason Hehman on the final lap of the Woolston Automotive super stocks feature.
Hehman led the majority of the main event, but Eddelman was able to capitalize on lapped traffic and make the pass coming to the checkered flag.
Jason Combs notched his first mark in the win column for 2017 after picking up the win in the Pewter Hall pure stocks division.
Brownstown’s next event will be Saturday night, featuring the P3 Graphix Spring Mod Shootout as well as Kids’ Night.
This event will serve as the first of two dates where raincheck wristbands can be used.
Activities for kids begin at 4 p.m. and include bouncy houses, a magician, bike giveaways and on-track activities.
In addition to modifieds, also on the program will be super late models, Indiana Pro late models, super stocks, and pure stocks.