August 30th, 2009

25 Lap Omni Source Sprint Car A Main
1.53 Jon Stanbrough
2.11w Chris Windom
3.57 Thomas Meseraull
4.10e Shane Cottle
5.17f Nic Faas
6.16 Billy Puterbaugh
7.3c Kyle Cummins
8.27a Andrew Elson
9.37 Casey Riggs
10.12 Ted Hines
11.41 Steve Ott
12.66j Josh Spencer
13.14 Eric Smith
14.54 Matt Westfall
15.15 Jeff Wimmenauer
16.11d Justin Grant
17.58 Jamie Fredrickson
18.9h Russ Harper
19.1 Dave Gross
DNS 21x Terry Babb
DNS 10f Blake Fitzpatrick

15 Lap Rent-A-Center UMP Street Stock A Main
1.8 David Hurst
2.9 Glen Gamblin
3.1n Jimmy Nutter
4.3n Kaleb Nutter
5.11w Thurman Wines
6.13 Adam Heady
7.71 Dennis Freeland
8.83p Josh Presley
9.11h Ryan Hines
10.12 Jesse Dixon
11.83m Kevin Mullin
DNS 88 Chris Hunter

15 Lap UMP Thunder Car A Main
1.7d Allen Davis
2.00 Bryan Martin
3.215 Gerald Armfield
4.95 Jeremy Van Ness
5.11m Landon Miller
6.55 Jerry Taylor
7.75 Marvin Uitts
8.8 David Tanner
9.14 Kris Workman
10.2h Tim Huffman
11.77 Chris Roberts
12.83 Ray Molder
13.13 Daphnie Paul
14.25 TJ Smith
15.6d Aaron Day
DNS 6w Junior Williams

Stanbrough Back to Stomping Grounds
Hurst, Davis get victories

By Derek Fisher

It was a welcome return to familiar ground.

Blanked in the Kokomo Speedway win column for nearly one year, Avon’s Jon Stanbrough captured Sunday night’s 25-lap OmniSource sprint car feature event in wire-to-wire fashion after repelling a late charge from Chris Windom. Stanbrough, the local oval’s winningest driver over the past decade, recorded his 40th career Kokomo triumph with the victory, but his first at the Davis Road facility since October 17 of last year.

“It’s good to be back,” Stanbrough said from the Crume-Evans Insurance / All-Star Performance / Lowe’s Racing Engines victory lane. “It’s been awhile since we’ve won one here, but my guys never give up.”

Stanbrough’s dominating performance for the bulk of the main event recalled so many similar efforts by the veteran driver over the past few seasons. Starting from the pole position, Stanbrough shot his No. 53 Foxco DRC machine to the high side and into the lead at the race’s outset, building nearly a straightaway advantage by lap six.

As Stanbrough checked out on the field, Windom was on the move from the fourth spot on the grid. The Canton, Ill. shoe overtook Billy Puterbaugh for second on lap 12 and began a steady erasure of Stanbrough’s advantage as the leader encountered lapped traffic on the 13th circuit.

While Puterbaugh, Shane Cottle and 10th-place starter Thomas Meseraull waged a heated fight for third with less than 10 laps remaining, Stanbrough struggled a bit through a gaggle of backmarkers and Windom began to apply serious pressure to the point. Exiting low out of turn four with 20 laps in the books, Windom looked to have a shot at the lead underneath Stanbrough but the action was halted for Jeff Wimmenauer’s fourth-corner spill.

On the restart, Windom immediately tried the low side and lost valuable momentum to Stanbrough, who again checked out up top to win going away. Windom settled for second and was followed by Meseraull, Cottle and Nic Faas. Puterbaugh came home sixth.

“The track was really good tonight, it had two or three grooves,” said Stanbrough. “I saw [Windom’s] nose there late, but [Wimmenauer] flipped and slowed things down. I had a little trouble getting through the lapped cars, but they were two-wide and racing each other hard. That’s just part of it.”

In the Rent-A-Center street stock feature, David Hurst took the checkers for the seventh time this season.

Hurst started outside the second row in the 15-lapper and immediately settled into second behind Jim Nutter. Hurst took a brief lead from Nutter on the seventh lap, but a caution period relegated Hurst back to the runner-up position. Hurst was able to take the lead for good from Nutter on the restart and led the remainder of the event.

“The track was great,” Hurst said afterwards. “We really enjoy coming here every week and racing in front of these great fans.”

Glen Gamblin finished second and was followed by Nutter, Kaleb Nutter and Thurman Wines, who rebounded to round out the top five after reporting to the tail of the field due to stopping in the pit area for repairs during a lap 11 yellow flag.

Allen Davis was victorious in the UMP thunder car A feature.

Davis, back in the family-owned No. 7D machine after spending much of 2009 in the Henson No. 11, started third on the grid and overtook early leader Bryan Martin on lap five.

As Davis extended a comfortable lead over Martin, Jeremy Van Ness, Gerald Armfield and Landon Miller battled heatedly for the show position. Armfield eventually came out on top, following Davis and Martin to the line. Van Ness and Miller completed the top five.

“We’ve been working on this car for about three weeks, after we wrecked the [Henson] car,” Davis said. “I couldn’t pass [Martin] in the heat race but we got him in the feature.”