Stanbrough Wins 3rd Race at Lawrenceburg!
Brownsburg, Indiana’s John Stanbrough won the very first sprint car race in 2008 at the then newly configured Lawrenceburg Speedway. This past Saturday, Stanbrough was on hand along with 19 other King of Indiana Sprint Series (KISS) drivers for their third stop of the 2014 season. Stanbrough, a 6 time KISS champion started from the 3rd position and quickly moved his way to second. Pole Sitter Daron Clayton had driven away by almost a second but lapped traffic decreased the lead and on lap 26, Stanbrough was able to use a slower car to move around Clayton and take command. Clayton would try to give Stanbrough the slide job but could not keep up with Stanbrough. Following Stanbrough across the line were Clayton, defending Lawrenceburg Track Champion, CJ Leary, Shane Cottle, and Brady Short. Heat race winners were Clayton, Stanbrough, and Short. Shane Cottle continues to lead the KISS points standings as the series heads to round #4 next Sunday May 25th at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana.
Brandon Green Gets First Win at Burg!
Brandon Green from Burlington, Ky is used to racing at Florence Speedway where he has won before. Due to weather, Florence cancelled their program, so Green along with other UMP Modifieds made the short trip to Lawrenceburg to compete in the Budweiser UMP Modifieds feature. Joey Kramer would take the lead on the opening lap getting around Josh Rice. Kramer would pace the field until the caution flew for an accident in turn 4 .On the opposite side of the track Rice, who had been chasing down Kramer made contact with Kramer spinning him out and breaking something on the right front of Kramer’s car. Kramer was unable to continue, and Rice was sent to the tail for rough driving. That was all Green needed as he pulled away and dominated for his first career win at Lawrenceburg. Andrew Corbin finished second followed by defending track champion Adam Hamilton, and Josh Rice who came back to finish 4th and Kyle Herbert who rounded out the top 5. Adam Stricker started 15th, and spun out on lap 1 was able to race his way back to the 6th position. Heat race winners were Herbert, Weasel Rhoades, and Josh Rice. Scotty Kincaid leads the Budweiser UMP Modifieds by 35 points over Jim Fliehman. The Budweiser UMP Modifieds return to Lawrenceburg on Memorial Day, Monday May 26th alongside the World of Outlaws.
Thiel gets last lap pass for win!
Drew Thiel, waited until the right opportunity to make a bid for the win and it paid off for his first career win at Lawrenceburg in the Besslers U Pull N Save Hornets. Tim Schumacher took the lead on lap 1 and looked to be on his way to his first feature win. Point leader Dalton Roark came from the 10th position and looking for his 4th feature win in a row to challenge for the lead with just 2 laps remaining. Between, Schumacher, Roark, and Thiel, they ran 2 and 3 wide battling for the top spot. On the white flag lap, Thiel went low, and Roark went lower to come to the stripe 3 wide for the win. When they crossed the line, Thiel snuck through the middle to steal the win. Schumacher was third, followed by Roark, Andrew Roark, and Matt Wheeler. Heat race winners were Thiel, Andrew Roark, and Dalton Roark. Dalton Roark continues to lead the Bessler’s U Pull N Save Hornets by 90 points over Tim Schumacher.
The next event at Lawrenceburg Speedway will feature the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series for the Memorial Day Spectacular, Monday May 26th-Presented By: KOI Auto Parts.