The victory was worth $1,500 and would be Gilpin’s fifth career series victory and his third win with the tour in 2014. It was also a history making evening for Gilpin as he became the first driver in this history of the series to win three straight events on the tour.
Brian Shaw would take the lead at the drop of the green flag, with Joe Godsey, Devin Gilpin, Jeff Curl, and Ryan Thomas in pursuit. Gilpin would roll past Godsey for good on lap 3 and set his sights on Shaw, before action would be slowed by back-to-back cautions for spins by Jarod Fleetwood. The restart would see Gilpin work by Shaw for the lead, only to have Shaw reclaim the top spot one circuit later. At this point, the front five would work in line around the bottom of the track until caution waved on lap 11 for a spin by Roy Bruce, Jr. The restart would see Gilpin pressure Shaw for the lead and lap 13 would see Gilpin change his line from the bottom to the top and the action at the point picked up at this point. Gilpin would actually work past Shaw on lap 20, only to have the pass negated by a caution wave for debris in turn four. After a pair of failed restarts due to spins by fifth place running Victor Lee and then by Rick Gumm, action resumed and Gilpin would make what would turn out to be the winning pass entering turn three on lap 21. Gilpin would pull away in the final six circuit as Curl would battle with Shaw for second. Gilpin would see the checkered flag first, with Shaw and Curl in tow, while Thomas and Godsey completed the top five.
The remainder of the top ten in the finishing order at Brownstown Speedway’s A-Main were 15th starting David McWilliams, Jared Bailey, Roy Bruce, Jr., Derek Groomer, and Michael England. The $1,500 to win event would be slowed by eight caution periods.
In preliminary action, Josh Harris would be the Quick Car Racing Product top qualifier among 29 entries at 15.460 seconds, which is a new track record and was one of four drivers to break the old track record. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Brian Shaw, while Devin Gilpin scored the win in Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Joe Godsey, with Jeff Curl winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. Clayton Perry would be the winner of the Stealth Racewear B-Main, while series provisional starting positions went to Darren Crawhorn and Jarod Fleetwood.
The next events for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series are set for Friday May 23 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL ($1,500 to win), Saturday May 24 at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL (Gary Cook , Jr., Memorial-$2,064 to win), and Sunday May 25 at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, IN (Kim Richardson Memorial-$3,000 to win).
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Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2014 Event #5: Brownstown Speedway-Brownstown, Indiana-April 26, 2014
Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Josh Harris 15.460 (New Track Record)
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Brian Shaw, Ryan Thomas, Ricky Tinch, Rick Weekly, Elliott Despain, Josh Harris, Darren Crawhorn
Wiles Driveshafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Devin Gilpin, Chad Combs, Jared Bailey, David McWilliams, Rick Gumm, Clayton Perry, Eli Johnson
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Joe Godsey, Victor Lee, Brandon Green, Roy Bruce, Jr., Brad Barrow, Broc Burton, Cary Morris, Dustin Foster
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Jeff Curl, Derek Groomer, Michael England, Dennis Boknecht, Jeremy Owens, Jarod Fleetwood (DNS- Butch Isaacs) Stealth Racewear B-Main (top 4 transfer)- Clayton Perry, Broc Burton, Rick Gumm, Elliott Despain, Jarod Fleetwood, Dustin Foster, Cary Morris, Eli Johnson, Jeremy Owens, Darren Crawhorn (DNS- Josh Harris, Brad Barrow, Butch Isaacs) Brownstown Speedway A-Main- Devin Gilpin, Brian Shaw, Jeff Curl, Ryan Thomas, Joe Godsey, David McWilliams, Jared Bailey, Roy Bruce, Jr., Derek Groomer, Michael England, Chad Combs, Victor Lee, Dennis Boknecht, Clayton Perry, Rick Weekly, Rick Gumm, Darren Crawhorn, Broc Burton, Ricky Tinch, Elliott Despain, Jarod Fleetwood, Brandon Green
*Race Leaders- 2 (Brian Shaw 1-5, Devin Gilpin 6, Shaw 7-20, Gilpin 21-30)
*Cautions- 8 (Lap 0, 6, 6 restart, 11, 11 restart, 20, 21, 21 restart)
*Red Flags- None
*Series Provisional Starters- Darren Crawhorn (time), Jarod Fleetwood (time)
*Track Provisional Starters- None
*Time of Race- 28 minutes, 51 seconds
*Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash)- Josh Harris
*All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 certificate)- David McWilliams (started 15th-finished 6th: advanced 9 positions) *Crane Cams Ignition Systems Live Wire Award ($250 certificate for the highest finisher using a Crane Cams Ignition system)- Brian Shaw *Maxima Racing Oil Tough Fifth Place Finisher ($50 certificate)- Joe Godsey *Wilwood Lucky Seven Award ($50 certificate)- Jared Bailey
*Summit Racing Equipment Heat One Winner ($50 certificate)- Brian Shaw
*Wiles Driveshafts Heat Two Winner ($75 certificate)- Devin Gilpin *Hypercoil Springs Heat Three Winner (certificate for one spring)- Joe Godsey *Frankland Racing Equipment Heat Four Winner ($75 certificate)- Jeff Curl *Stealth Racewear B-Main Almost Award ($100 certificate to first non-transfer from B-Main #1)- Dustin Foster *Tennessee RV Sales and Service Children’s Bicycle Giveaway Winner- Kaydan Kight (age 2)
2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings
1. Roy Bruce, Jr. (Bloomington, IN)- 955
2. Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN)- 810
3. Ricky Tinch (Deer Lodge, TN)- 755
4. Brandon Green (Walton, KY)- 705
5. Rick Weekly (Buffalo, IL)- 700
David McWilliams (Bethel, OH)- 700
7. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 670
8. Ryan Thomas (Gosport, IN)- 660
9. Jeff Curl (Forrest, IL)- 630
10. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 600
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Racing Schedule March 15 (Saturday)- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 10th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic: Lucas Lee-Paris, TN April 5 (Saturday)- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 2nd Annual Spring Nationals: Kyle Strickler-Mooresville, NC April 11 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Devin Gilpin- Columbus, IN April 25 (Friday)- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- 30 laps/$2,000 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial: Devin Gilpin- Columbus, IN April 26 (Saturday)- Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Devin Gilpin-Columbus, IN May 23 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start May 24 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 30 laps/$2,064 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial May 25 (Sunday)- Vermillion County Speedway (Danville, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 1st Annual Kim Henderson Memorial June 20 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start June 21 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start July 12 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start July 26 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 2nd Annual Hope for Harlie Benefit Race August 29 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start August 30 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals August 31 (Sunday)- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- Modified Fall Nationals September 13 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start September 27 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start October 25 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Championship
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Official Sponsors *Summit Racing Equipment (www.summitracing.com)- “Title Sponsor for the American Modified Series and Sponsor of Heat Race #1”
*All Star Performance (www.allstarperformance.com)- “Official Hard Charger of the Race” Award Sponsor at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *Crane Cams Ignition Systems- (www.cranecams.com) “Official Ignition System” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series *KBC Graphics- (www.kbcgraphix.com) “Official Graphics Company” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.kbcgraphix.com) *Maxima Racing Oil- (www.maximausa.com) “Official Oil” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series and Tough Fifth Place Finish Sponsor *Quick Car Racing Products- (www.quickcar.net) “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *Something Inked- (www.somethinginked.com) “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series *VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Marketing Partners *AFCO Racing Shocks (www.afcoracing.com) *Bad Fast Race Chassis (www.734dirt.com) *Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net) *Bilstein (www.bilsteinus.com) *Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com) *Bob Poynter GM (www.bobpoynter.com) *Boknecht Trucking *Dale Meers Race Engines *DASCO Racing Supply *Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com) *Fox Shocks (www.ridefox.com) *Frankland Racing Equipment (www.franklandracing.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #4”
*Hypercoils (www.hypercoils.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #3”
*Impressive Race Cars (www.impressiveracecars.com) *Integra Shocks (www.integrashocksprings.com) *Jay Dickens Race Engines (www.jaydickens.com) *Lightning Chassis (www.lightningchassis.com) *Maximum Energy Development *Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) *PRO Shocks (www.proshocks.com) *RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com) *Stealth Racewear (www.stealthracesuits.com)- “Sponsor of B-Mains”
*Tennessee RV Sales and Services (www.tennesseerv.com)- “Bicycle Sponsor for children’s bicycle giveaway at each event”
*UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com)
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Wiles Driveshafts (www.wilesdriveshafts.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)
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