Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Born Free 40) - $5,500
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Gilpin earns $5,500 victory in Born Free 40
Born Free 40
- Devin Gilpin
- Nick Hoffman
- Kent Robinson
- Greg Johnson
- David Webb
- Chad Stapleton
- Duane Chamberlain
- Jared Bailey
- Shelby Miles
- Austin Burns
- Wes Leigh
- Brad Barrow
- Zak Blackwood
- Skyller Lewis
- Britan Godsey
- Dustin Linville
- Matt Bex
- Zack Burton
- Keegan Cox
Devin Gilpin celebrates in victory lane at Brownstown Speedway.
What won the race: Leading all the way, Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., earned $5,550 Saturday at Brownstown Speedway in the Born Free 40. Gilpin built leads of more than a full straightaway and took the checkers comfortably ahead of Nick Hoffman and Kent Robinson.
Quotable: “I just put it up top and rolled on,” Gilpin said. “My dad, he was signalling me, he was telling me I had a a really big deal. I guess (runner-up Nick) Hoffman was closing the gap a little bit, and I had to pick it up back there. … I’m just really liking this Rocket right now. It just seems to fit me really well."
Key notes: The feature ran caution-free and Gilpin lapped all but seven competitors. ... Zak Blackwood and Greg Johnson held the second spot before runner-up Nick Hoffman got the spot. ... Blackwood was a late retiree. ... Gilpin earned his second victory of the season; he had a $2,200 payday at Brownstown on June 6. ... Marty O’Neal scratched from the Born Free 40 main event. … Brownstown hosts the DIRTcar Summer Nationals opener paying $5,000-to-win on July 8.
Winner's sponsors: Gilpin’s Vallery Motorsports Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Dasco Racing Supply, Valley & T.J. Hancock Core Supplies, Penske Racing Schocks, Browns Oil Service, Bane Logging and KBC Graphix.
Points chase: Entering the event, Devin Gilpin (1,714 points) led Shelby Miles (1,647) and Jared Bailey (1,487) in the division points chase.
Car count: 31
Polesitter: Devin Gilpin
Heat race winners: Devin Gilpin, Dustin Linville, Shelby Miles
Consolation race winners: Austin Burns
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.