Sanction: American Ethanol Late Model Tour (DIRTcar) (EZ Lift 40) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated May 19, 6:47 pm)
James captures Ethanol Tour debut at Brownstown
EZ Lift 40
- Scott James
- Mike Marlar
- Devin Gilpin
- Kent Robinson
- Bobby Pierce
- Billy Moyer
- Nick Hoffman
- Duane Chamberlain
- Travis Stemler
- Eric Spangler
- Cody Mahoney
- Shelby Miles
- Logan Arntz
- Brandon Thirlby
- Brett Miller
- Austin Burns
- Dave Baker
- Wes Leigh
- Jared Bailey
- Chad Stapleton
- Rich Bell
- Steve Godsey
Scott James earned his first career Ethanol Tour victory.
What won the race: Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., powered by Mike Marlar on lap 28 and grabbed a $4,000 American Ethanol Late Model Tour payday in the tour's debut at Brownstown Speedway.
Quotable: "It feels good to drive by a lot of them guys that are so good," James said. "I've been waiting to have a car this good, and we've got it."
Key notes: Devin Gilpin led laps 2-22 before Mike Marlar took over on the backstretch; by then, the hub-hugging James was right in the mix and he overtook Marlar on lap 28. ... James ran his quickest lap of the night on lap 33, cruising to 40-lap win by 2.293 seconds over Marlar. ... James won the night after his runner-up finish at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Ky. ... Rich Bell started on the pole, led one lap and held third through lap 16 before retiring a lap later. ... Two cautions appeared early, first when Steve Godsey went off the track and again on the ensuing restart when Travis Stemler and Brett Miller spun in turn four.
Winner's sponsors: James drives a Dolhun Motorsports Rocket Chassis with a Pro Power Racing Engine and sponsorship from Complete Heat Treating, Powell Equipment Services, JA Hoffman Trucking, K Bar C Bucking Bulls, D and S Glass and Slicker Graphics.
Points chase: Entering Saturday's event, Brandon Thirlby of Traverse City, Mich., had 128 points to lead Rusty Schlenk (101) and Rich Bell (97).
Current weather: Mostly Sunny, 81°F
Car count: 28
Fast qualifier: Chad Stapleton
Time: 13.735 seconds
Polesitter: Rich Bell
Heat race winners: Devin Gilpin, Mike Marlar, Scott James
Consolation race winners: Jared Bailey
Next series race: May 19, Gas City I-69 Speedway (Gas City, IN) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.