| Racin Round Indiana.....6/7/06
Well fans another weekend of racing has come and gone. I cant believe it is June already and things
are going to start heating up with the temperature and the races are going to start being hotter than
Friday I opted to stay at home and not go to the NST show at Bloomington, it was a personal decision
for me as I am not a big fan of the sprint cars. Tim Kaeding captured the win, the man who brought
all this hoopla to the speedway Steve Kinser finished 8th. Brady Short I am told made an impressive
run in the non-wing feature. This coming Friday night is the Sheldon Kinser Memorial, it always draws
a stout field of the non-wing cars. I will be back this weekend due to the fact the mods and super
stocks will be back in action. I pay my 10.00 for the support division at this track.
Saturday night, I was of course at Brownstown Speedway and the late model feature winner was well
deserved. Brad Barrow 2005 Track Champion proved that the consistency he has showed will pay off.
Brad won his first ever feature at this speedway. Last year with constant top five finishes he clenched
the Championship and now he has put the cherry on top with getting the monkey off of his back with
a win. Tim Clark once again visited victory lane in the Super stock division. The feature of the night
was once again the Bomber division. Three way battle for the lead side by side for several laps between
Steven Godsey, Jacoby Hines and Bub Cummings. Cummings came from the 8th starting spot to
claim the victory. I for one, thought this was the week second year bomber driver Jacoby Hines was
going to get his first feature win. Mods with Jeff Bland Jr. the current points leader return this week
with the Late Models and the Bomber division. The BOB series presents the Lee Fleetwood Memorial
this year watch this column and www.Brownstownspeedway.com for the upcoming details.
Sunday Night I made a road trip to Danville for the last leg of the Tri-Track Challenge. 30 cars were
on hand with some heavy hitters on board. Billy Moyer and Shannon Babb, Don Oneal, Brian
Birkhoffer along with several other very talented drivers. After the heat races I thought Moyer would
walk away with the victory. Shannon Babb got out front and denied Moyer the victory. The last few
laps were Shannon followed closely by Moyer and Randy Korte. I believe it could have went to any of
the three. It was my Husbands first trip to Danville and he really liked the racing action and facilities. I
vote the popcorn value and taste as one of the best in my Popcorn reviews.
Well now on to the recaps of what else was happening around Southern Indiana last weekend. Paragon
speedway had 48 sprints on hand with two features being ran John Sciscoe won the first one and Doug
Heck the second. Chris Hillman won the Super Stock feature and Gib Ham Jr. won in the Bomber
division. This Saturday Paragon will host The Dave Peeden Memorial paying 800.00 to win for the
Lawrenceburg Speedway saw Brandon Petty win the sprints followed by Hot Rocket John
Stanborough. The sprints were overshadowed by the popular victory of Jerry Back in the Super Stock
division talk about a bittersweet Victory. Jerry's mother suffered a heart attack earlier in the week.
Jerry dedicated the victory to his mother, I am told by Jody Shannon it was a very emotional scene in
victory lane. Brad Wieck started third to win in the mods. June 10th is Budweiser night at the races
paying 1000.00 to win for the mods.
Lincoln park Speedway in beautiful downtown Putnamville was in action Saturday night with Matt
Bex one of the Brownstown regulars claiming the feature in the Mods. Billy Puterbaugh, Jr. won the
sprint feature. Kenny Carmichael Jr. won in the Bomber divison with Cullen Goodman winning the
superstocks.This week is Salute to Greencastle Night at Lincolnpark with all the usual classes running
with a mod and bomber division autograph session.
The Terre Haute action track was back in action this past weekend for the first time since April 8th,
The World of Outlaw sprint cars were the headliner with Joey Saldana setting fast time. That would set
him up for the night as he was the Feature winner. Seems like the mod count was kinda slim as there
were only two heats that night. Curt Rhoades won the mods.
Thunder Valley speedway in Salem Indiana was off this past weekend so nothing new to report from
down Mason Fleetwoods way.
I little bird told me that there is some happenings coming our way at the Speedrome in Indy. If you
know these names it might be a night for you to go. Hacksaw Jim Dugan, Honky Tonk Man, Kamala,
Dick the Bruiser Jr. Jon Stewart, Steve Corino and a tag team event. Racing and wrestling, AWA
wrestling along with Roadrunners and Hornets. There ya go fans get your fix of the both for one low
price. They are advertising on there site that CJ is Coming with a picture of CJ Rayburns car. So I will
watch for the details of that one and post you the info in a later article.
Like I said the weather is heating up and so is the racing action. Elton John had a song in the 70's
Saturday Night is All right for fighting. It seems like when the temperature rises so do the tempers. I
have read of four accounts of fighting at the tracks this past weekend. I mean I dont mind seeing a
good scrap every once in a while. But when those tempers flare and you have a 3000 pound car in your
control, it can be a dangerous situation. Track workers are there for your safety and making the calls
they should not have to dodge a driver with a short fuse. I have a soft spot in my heart for the officals
who work the track, as my husband is one of them. Then fighting in the stands, I have read about that
this weekend and seen it for myself this past week also. To me it would have to be something like
someone being very abusive for the chance of being barred from my favorite facility. Sometimes its
better to pick your battles wisely. Fans have to learn not to taking it personaly when a relative or
friend is booed, Hell I lived it for years and learned to laugh it off on my way to victory lane. I have to
be honest I have been in the middle of some scraps at the track, but in my later years I have learned to
cool it alot. Drivers and fans alike share the responsibility for their actions. Drivers at most tracks are
held responsible for their crew members actions also. From a promoters point of view its a hard
situation, banning people can only hurt their bottom line due to the fact that each team brings several
dollars into the track. My advice, tell them to meet you across the street or in the corn field.
Well that wraps up another edition of Racin Round Indiana with a Detour this week. I would love to
hear from anyone and everyone, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next week its back to being the wife, mother and cheif cook and bottle washer.