A total of 113 entries packed the pits of Brownstown Speedway on Saturday night all eyeing the same piece of real estate: Victory Lane.
Thirty-seven UMP Modifieds were on hand for their yearly special race, the “P3 Graphix” Spring Mod Shootout, paying $1,500 to the winner.
Devin Gilpin would sweep the Modified portion of the show, winning his heat race and the main event after fending off late race charge from Kentucky’s Victor Lee in the closing laps.
The 26-year-old driver from Columbus now has four wins to his credit in the UMP Modified division this season at Brownstown.
Gilpin, a Brownstown Speedway Hall of Famer, carried his dominating performance in the Modified division over to the Super Late Model division as he picked up the feature win in that division as well.
“It’s been a great weekend and I just want to thank all the fans for coming out, it was cool to see all of the kids come out for the bike races and get to meet with all the drivers, I know that means a lot to them,” Gilpin said.
Gilpin is competing in this week’s “Dirt Late Model Dream” at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
A $100,000 heck goes to the winner of the event that boasts Dirt Late Model racing’s largest payout.
“It would be the highlight of my career to just make that show,” Gilpin said.
Marty O’Neal got his second win of the season in the Indiana Pro Late Model Series, besting 21 entries to claim the top spot.
Steven Godsey, Justin Shaw, Remigton Gill, and Seymour’s Jeremy Hines rounded out the top five.
Steve Peeden picked up his first win of the season in the Super Stock division, besting Vallonia’s Tim Schumpe to the checkers.
Seymour’s Jamey Wilson, Tim Eddleman, and Aaron Fields crossed the line behind the pair.
Seymour’s Jason Combs continued his winning ways in the Pure Stock division, after picking up the win for the second week in a row.
“We’ve had a lot of bad luck, but I think we are finally heading in the right direction,” Combs said.
Tim Rivers, Seymour’s Josh Hayes, Jeremy Heubner, and Zachary Stalker completed the top five in the finishing order.
Brownstown’s next racing event will be the 33rd Annual “Hoosier Dirt Classic” on June 14th. The speedway hosts opening night of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour,” paying $5,000 to the winner.