BROWNSTOWN

When rain postponed the ninth annual No Way Out 40 on Lap 8 back in March, Chad Boespflug was leading the $7,500-to-win event.

Fast-forward three months later to the event’s makeup date Saturday night, and Boespflug found himself firing off from the fourth starting spot after track officials decided to restart the event in its entirety.

The California-born driver made quick work of the top three starters and jumped to an early lead during the 40-lap main event.

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Boespflug would not be contested for the remaining circuits in his Hoffman Auto Racing entry, cruising to the payday and his first No Way Out 40 title.

“This is just a testament to all the hard work that goes into this team,” Boespflug said. “I’ve been in the shop late every night this week. This Hoffman Auto Racing, Mean Green No. 69 is just a great car to drive. It’s great to be able to put it in Victory Lane here.”

Tyler Courtney, Shane Cottle, CJ Leary and Brady Short rounded out the top five finishers.

Cottle charged his way from the tail of the field to score his podium finish.

The UMRA King of the TQ feature was dominated by Nick Speidel, who led the majority of the event.

Regularly scheduled events rolled off directly after the make-up features, with the Midwest Sprint Car Series headlining the evening’s festivities.

Bedford’s Brady Short flexed his muscles yet again on the familiar slick dirt surface of Brownstown, leading every lap of the main event to score the win.

Courtney and Cottle finished second and third, respectively.

“I wish they had more sprint-car races here. I love this place,” Short said in Victory Lane.

Marty O’Neal extended his win streak in the Indiana Pro late models division,  claiming his fourth win in a row after edging out Austin Burns in the closing laps of the feature event.

Jason Setser of Columbus picked up the win in the UMRA King of the TQ division’s main event.

The racing veteran is the defending champion of the series and has late-models wins scored to his name at Brownstown.

Tim Rivers broke Jason Combs’ winning streak in the Pewter Hall pure stocks division, charging to his second win of his season at the speedway.

Rivers won last weekend on the asphalt at Salem Speedway.

He then won at Thunder Valley Raceway in Salem during the Washington County Fair race.

Ryan Tusing picked up the feature win in the RaceSaver 305 sprint-car feature.

Brownstown’s next event will be Saturday, as it hosts the third annual Born Free 40 for super late models.

The event is sanctioned by the MARS DIRTcar East Series.

Columbus racer Devin Gilpin won last year’s event and scheduled to be in attendance for this year’s event.

Indiana Pro late models, super stocks, pure stocks and AMS modifieds are on the schedule as well.

A fireworks show will be among one of the attractions for racing fans.

For more information, visit brownstownspeedway.com.