Brushcreek Motorsports Complex
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Fields, Rhoads, Gutman, Adams, Nichols and Strickland Win at Brushcreek
by Mike Rowe
PEEBLES, Ohio -- A wet Friday and a dreary forecast for Saturday May 17 left the Saturday night race in question for many. However, the Peebles area was treated to sunny skies Saturday morning allowing the staff at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex to get the track prepared for the evenings festivities. Flemingsburg, Kentucky's Arnie Fields took the late model feature win. Sardina, Ohio's Weasel Rhoads took the modified feature win. Winchester, Ohio's John Gutman picked up his first legend feature win. Laurelville, Ohio's Jamey Adams took the Bomber feature win. While Oak Hill, Ohio's Mike Strickland took another Chevette/4 cylinder feature win and Peebles, Ohio's Matt Nichols took another trophy 4 cylinder win.
Arnie Fields and Joe Ramey brought the late model feature field to the green. Fields jumped out to the early lead only to have the action slowed with an early caution. On the restart, Fields jumped back out to the lead only to have the pace slowed by several more cautions. On each restart Fields would stretch his lead over Ramey. The caution filled event was cut short due to the time limit expiring, giving Fields the feature win. Following Fields across the line were Joe Ramey, Clint Jamison, Dylan Hurron, and Chris Shannon rounding out the top five.
Weasel Rhoads and Brock Chaney brought the modified feature field to the green. At the drop of the green, the field shot into turn one with Weasel gaining the advantage out front as the field stacked up two and three wide behind him. Rhoads continued to hold the slight advantage when an early caution slowed the pace. On the restart, Rhoads once again jumped out to a slight lead as the action heated up behind him. Over the final few laps Rhoads would maintain his lead as Dave Jamison held off ninth starting Bob Crace Jr. for second. Following Rhoads, Jamison and Crace across the line were Greg Anderson and Todd Robison rounding out the top five.
John Gutman and Pierce Foster brought the legend feature field to the green. Gutman jumped out to the early lead over Foster. Gutman continued to stretch his lead when Tom Partin slid by Foster for second place on lap three. Now in second Partin would set his eyes on Gutman. Running him down on the final circuit. As the two came out of turn four Partin looked high, but Gutman moved up the track to block. Partin shot to the low side trying to make the inside pass. Gutman was able to maintain a slight advantage beating Patin to the line by a mere .056 seconds. Following Gutman, and Partin across the line were Matt Nichols, Pierce Foster and Steven Partin.
Action returns to the 1/3 mile speed plant on Saturday May 24 with The Peoples Defender fan appreciation night. Special general admission price is just $6 on May 24 with coupon from The Peoples Defender. Come out and meet your favorite drivers and get autographs. Slated for Peoples Defender fan appreciation night is a regular race consisting of late models, modifieds, legends, bombers, chevette/4cylinders, trophy 4 cylinders, and go karts.
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex is located 3 miles south of Peebles, Ohio on OH 41. For more information on Brushcreek Motorsports Complex visit their web site at www.brushcreekmotorsports.com or call the track office at 937-544-3344.
Directions: from Cincinnati, OH take 1-275 to OH-32 East. to OH-41turn right onto OH-41. From Columbus, OH take 1-270 to US-23 South to OH-32 West to OH-41 turn left onto OH-41. From Athens, OH take OH-682 S. Merge onto OH-32 W to OH -41 turn left onto OH-41
Heat 1 - Arnie Fields, Dean Boyd, Dylan Hurron, Mark Morrson, Shawn Martin, Greg Ruckle, Brett Kenard, Weasel Rhoads
Heat 2 - Joe Ramey, Clint Jamison, Brian Day, Chris Shannon, Terry Smart, Dave Kirker, Ernest Loop
Feature - Arnie Fields, Joe Ramey, Clint Jamison, Dylan Hurron, Chris Shannon, Terry Smart, Greg Ruckel, Mark Morrison, Ernest Loop, Shawn Martin, Dean Boyd, Brett Kenard, Weasel Rhoads, Dave Kirker, Brian Day
Heat 1 - Weasel Rhoads, Dave Pinkerton, Jeremy Rayburn, Todd Robison, Adam Lawson, 41, John Ramey
Heat 2 - Brock Chaney, Chris Shelton, Jason Cottrill, Mike Gross, Adam Colley, Michael Poe
Heat 3 - Dave Jamison, Greg Anderson, Bob Crace Jr., Brian Whiteman, Miles Cook, Tim Rayburn
Feature - Weasel Rhoads, Dave Jamison, Bob Crace Jr., Greg Anderson, Todd Robison, Chris Shelton, Jeremey Rayburn, Brian Whiteman, Adam Lawson, 41, Tim Rayburn, Dave Pinkerton, Mike Gross, Brock Chaney, Miles Cook, John Ramey, Jason Cottrill, Adam Colley
Heat - John Gutman, Piere Foster, Tom Partin, Matt Nichols, Steven Partin
Feature - John Gutman, Tom Partin, Matt Nichols, Pierce Foster, Steven Partin
Heat 1 - Jamey Adams, Richard Trego, Mark Keatzel, Bill Taylor, Aaron Chesser
Heat 2 - Bruce Gray Jr., David Dunn, Jamie Dailey, Bubba Hopkins
Feature - Jamey Adams, Bruce Gray Jr., David Dunn, Mark Keatzel, Richard Trego, Bill Taylor
Heat - Mike Strickland, Keith Anderson, Dean Elliot, Avion Elliot, Eric Baker, Rick Cran, Kent Knoblauch
Feature - Mike Strickland, Keith Anderson, Matt Nichols, Kent Knoblauch, Dean Elliot, Eric Baker, Rick Cran, Avion Elliot
Trophy 4 cylinders
Dash - Matt Nichols, Andrew McCain