Brushcreek Motorsports Complex
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Adkins, Partin, Smith and McCluskey Conquer Firestorm
PEEBELES, Ohio -- A large group people converged at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex on July 3 for the annual running of the Firestorm. Living up to the "Thunder in the Valley" moniker, the roar of race engines and thunder of powerful fireworks filled the valley surrounding the 1/3 mile speed plant throughout the evening as the crowd roared in approval.
The large crowd was first treated to the evenings heat races plus the crazy compact and legend feature before the dueling fireworks show took center stage. Rozzi's fireworks battled Hamburg Fireworks.
The dueling fireworks show filled the sky high above the speedway before ending with a spectacular finale that had the crowd roaring in approval. As the crowd cheered the show they had just saw, the lights were brought back to life in preparation for the rest of the evenings feature racing events.
The crowd was asked to cheer for the company they thought put on the best show. In a close race, Rozzi’s famous fireworks got the loudest cheer from the large crowd.
West Portsmouth, Ohio’s Doug “The Buzzard” Adkins stormed to the modified feature win. Bainbrige, Ohio’s Rex Smith Jr. took the “Australian Style” crazy compact feature win. West Union Ohio’s Tom Partin thundered to the legend feature win, while Derrick McCluskey took the endure win and Steve Duederstadt won the burn out competition.
Rex Smith Jr. and Randy Johnson brought the “Australian style” crazy compact feature to the green. Smith Jr., jumped out to the early followed by Gerald Campbell, John Burchett, Randy Johnson and Bill Taylor. The action was slowed when a lap four caution waved for the 11 of Tyler Smith, who rolled to a stop in turn four.
On the restart, Rex Smith Jr., jumped out to the lead over Campbell. The action was quickly slowed with a lap five caution when Jim Chandler and Rusty Hawes tangled in turn four.
On the restart, Campbell jumped out to the lead over Rex Smith Jr., but the caution quickly waved and Campbell was sent back two positions for jumping the start.
On the restart, Rex Smith Jr. jumped out to the lead over John Burchett and Bill Taylor. Smith stretched his lead over the final laps to pick up the feature win. Following Smith across the line where John Burchett, Gerald Campbell, Bill Taylor, and Randy Johnson rounding out the top five.
Brad White and Doug Adkins brought the modified feature field to the green. Adkins jumped out to the early lead over White, Josh Edmisten and Mike Gross. The action was quickly slowed with a caution when Jeremy Lewis looped his x7 machine. The field was realigned for a complete restart.
After another failed start the field went single file to start the feature event. At the drop of the green White jumped out to the lead with Adkins and Gross in tow. As the trio came out of turn four to complete the first lap, Adkins shot between Gross and White to take the lead. Once out front Adkins began to stretch his lead, leaving Gross and White to battle it out for second.
Adkins cruised out front, meanwhile Dave Jamison ran down the second place battle between White and Gross. Jamison worked his way around White and Gross to take over second, but couldn’t close up the distance to the front running Adkins. Akins cruised to the feature win followed by Dave Jamison, Mike Gross, Brad White, and Clint Jamison rounding out the top five.
Tom Partin and Dave Jamison brought the legend feature field to the green. Partin jumped out to the early lead with Jamison and John Gutman in tow. Over the next three laps the trio distanced themselves from the field. Just as Jamison looked under leader Partin the action was slowed with a lap four caution for debris in turn one.
On the restart, Partin jumped out to slight lead over Jamison and Gutman. Jamison chased Partin for the next four circuits, before make a move under Partin on lap nine. They ran side by side with Partin maintaining a slight advantage until Jamison finally pulled ahead by a fender at the line to lead lap ten. Partin fought back on the outside to retake the lead down the backstretch. A lap twelve caution waved when Gary Rowland looped his machine in turn two.
On the restart, Partin maintained a slight lead over Jamison. Jamison pressured Partin over the next three circuits but couldn’t complete the pass. Partin held on to pick up his first feature win of the season. Following Partin across the line where Dave Jamison, John Gutman, Jake Miller, and Steven Partin rounding out the top five.
Action returns to the 1/3 mile speed plant on July 10 with the running of the 7th Annual “Faster Pastor” race sponsored by Ok Auto Parts, Peebles, Ohio. All regular classes will be racing plus the Faster Pastor race.
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex is located 3 miles south of Peebles 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.
Brushcreek Motorsports Complex is located 3 miles south of Peebles, Ohio on OH 41. 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- Brad White, Josh Edmisten, Justin Mullen, Clint Jamison, Bruce Gould III, Weasel Rhoades
Heat #2 - Doug Adkins, Mike Gross, Dave Jamison, Davey Warnock, Jeremy Lewis, Justin Maddox(DNS)
Feature - Doug Adkins, Dave Jamison, Mike Gross, Brad White, Clint Jamison, Jeremy Lewis, Josh Edmisten, Justin Mullen, Davey Warnock
Heat - Tom Partin, Dave Jamison, John Gutman, Pierce Foster, Steven Partin, Rob Puckett, Jake Miller, Gary Rowland
Feature - Tom Partin, Dave Jamison, John Gutman, Jake Miller, Steven Partin, Pierce Foster, Rob Puckett, Gary Rowland
Heat #1 - Randy Johnson, Gerald Campbell, Bill Taylor, Tyler Smith, Greg Bickley, Jim Chandler
Heat #2 - Rex Smith Jr., John Burchett, Brad Miller, Gary Rowland Jr., Rusty Hawes, James Oconnell
Feature – Rex Smith Jr., John Burchett, Gerald Campbell, Bill Taylor, Randy Johnson, Gary Rowland Jr., Rusty Hawes, Brad Miller, Jim Chandler, Greg Bickley, Tyler Smith, James Occonnell