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Rex Smith Jr. crowned King of Compacts!

Rex Smith Jr. crowned King of Compacts!

The action returned to the 1/3 mile speed plant three miles south of Peebles Ohio on Saturday, September 25 with recession fan appreciation and King of Compacts. As part of recession fan appreciation, fans were let into general admission for just $10 per carload and the large crowd was treated to a driver meet and greet on the track after all heat races and B-mains had been completed.

Jody Shannon of came on board as part of the special night adding bonuses in the crazy compact and late model classes and throwing out several items to the fans during the night.

We have long talked about doing a night like this, and I felt with our resources and know-how, we can make this a special event for racers and fans; explained Jody Shannon. sponsors for the night included Cincinnati Auto Examiner, Auto Glass Resources, H.E.A.T Heat Equipment & Technology,,, Exsell Realty Group, The Race Blogger's World, Sawyer Tile and Flooring, The Dillow Family, and Kent Robinson Racing

As the warm fall day faded into the cool night action heated up on the high banks of Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.. Bainbridge, Ohio's Rex Smith Jr. was crowned the first-ever DRC King of Compacts, Richmond, Indiana's "Insane" Duane Camberlian rocketed to the DRC 20 late model feature win. Winchester, Ohio’s John “Weasel” Rhoades stormed to the modified feature win, while Peebles Ohio’s Jim Helterbran took the bomber feature win and Peebles Ohio’s Dave Jamison rolled to the legend feature win. Peebles Ohio’s Gerald Campbell took the enduro win.

Randy Johnson and Kevin McKenzie brought “ King of Compacts” race to the green. McKenzie jumped out to the early lead followed Gerald Campbell. McKenzie held the point for the first two circuits with Campbell in tow. Coming through turn three on lap three Campbell drove in deep under McKenzie making contact that caused Mckenzie to spin bringing out the caution. McKenzie was unable to continue and Campbell was sent to the tail for causing the caution.

With McKenzie in the pits and Campbell on the tail that left Kyle Purdy on the point. After several failed attempts to restart the race they finally got started again. Kyle Purdy now had Bill Taylor in tow with Rex Smith Jr. Smith worked his way around Taylor and battled with Purdy for the lead the next seven circuits, pulling alongside several times but Purdy maintained the lead at the line each time. Coming down the backstretch on lap nine Smith got under Purdy and pulled ahead to claim the lead at the halfway mark. Once in front, Smith began to stretch his lead over the final ten circuits holding on to pick up the inaugural DRC King of Compacts crown. Following Rex Smith Jr. across the line were Kyle Purdy, Bill Taylor, Rusty Hawes, Cole Demint. Picking up the win from his thirteenth starting position Rex Smith Jr. also claimed the C.A.R.E. hard charger award.

Chris Wilson and Mike Wilson brought “ 20” late model feature field to the green. Chris Wilson jumped out to the early lead. The action was quickly slowed with a lap three caution when Joey Dunseith looped his 21* in turn one. On the restart, Wilson maintained a small lead over Rick Combs and Mike Wilson. Combs made the move past Wilson down the backstretch but a quick caution before the lap was complete put Combs back to second.

On the Restart, C. Wilson maintained the lead with Combs in tow. Combs finally moved by the front running Wilson on lap eight. Combs held the point while a three-way battle for third between C. Wilson Duane Chamberlin and Mike Wilson brewed. The Action was slowed with a lap eleven caution when the 01 of Arnie Fields rolled to a stop.

On the Restart, Combs maintained the advantage over Mike Wilson who slide by Duane Chamberlin for second. Chamberlin would quickly regain second and chase Combs the next four laps before taking the lead on lap sixteen. A lap 18 caution slowed the action for the final time.

On the restart, Duane Chamberlain held off Mike Wilson and held on over the final laps to pick up “ 20” late model feature win. Following Duane Chamberlin across the line were Mike Wilson, Chris Wilson, Barry Doss, and Wayne Chinn rounding out the top five.

David McWilliams and Mike Gross brought the modified feature field to the green. McWilliams jumped out to the early lead. McWillams held the point early while sixth-starting Weasel Rhoades worked his way towards the front. By lap three Rhoades had found his way to the rear deck lid of front running McWilliams. A lap five caution slowed the action when TJ Scultz lost the handle on his #34 machine.

On the restart, Rhoades shot by McWilliams in turn two to claim the point. Once out front Rhoades stretched his lead and held on to pick up the feature win. Following Rhoades across the line were Dave McWilliams, Matt Hamilton, Mike Gross, and Rick Hensley rounding out the top five.

Evan Seitz and Jim Helterbran brought the bomber feature field to the green. Helterbran jumped out to the early lead with Jamey Adams in tow. The action was quickly slowed with a lap three caution when the 7k of Mark Keatzel rolled to a stop on the front stretch with a flat tire.

On the restart, Helterbran held a slight lead over Adams. The duo battled for the lead over the next seven circuits before Adams night ended prematurely when he went pit side on lap ten with a flat tire. Helterbran held off a late-race charge by Brad McCown to pick up the feature win. Following Helterbran across the line were Brad McCown, Richard Trego, Evan Seitz, and Perry Dearing rounding out the top five.

Dave Jamison and Kevin Schoonover brought the legend feature field to the green. Jamison jumped out to the early lead followed by Steven Partin, Pierce Foster, and Kevin Schoonover. An early caution waved when Schoonover and Foster got together in turn two. Foster would continue but Schoonover would go pit side.

On the restart, Jamison maintained the lead over Partin, Matt Nichols, and John Gutman. The action was slowed with a lap seven caution when John Gutman rolled to a stop on the front stretch.

On the restart, Jamison maintained his advantage and held on over the final laps to pick up the feature win. Following Jamison across the line were Peirce Foster, Tom Partin, Steven Partin, and Matt Nichols rounding out the top five.

Action Returns to the high banks of Brushcreek Motorsports Complex Friday, October 1, and Saturday, October 2 with the Billy Bob weekend.

The 2010 event will kick off Friday, October 1. The night before the Billy Bob is complete one day show consisting of late models $1,500 to win, plus modifieds and legends. General admission is $15. Pit admission is $30. Pit Gates open at 3 P.M. General admission gates open at 5 P.M and drivers meeting at 5 P.M. hot laps at 5:30

Saturday, October 2 the region's top dirt late model racers will remove their tops for the running of the annual topless Bob Race paying a possible $15,000 to win this year. The 2010 Billy Bob race will consist of two 50 lap 7,500 to win feature races. The first feature race will be lined up using qualifying, heat races, and B-mains. The cars that finish the first feature will be 100 % inverted. The cars that don't finish the first feature but start the second feature will be lined up behind the inverted cars from the first feature. There will be a 30-minute break after the first feature to prep the track for the second 50 lap feature.

Other classes running on October 2 include modifieds and crazy compacts. General admission is $20. Pit admission is $35. Pit Gate opens at 2 P.M. General admission gate opens at 3 P.M. Drivers Meeting at 3:30 P.M. Hot laps at 4 P.M. Other activities on Saturday include a free lunch in the pits from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for drivers who stayed the night. There will also be a costume contest Saturday night.

For more information on Brushcreek Motorsports Complex and the Bill Bob Race weekend visit the Brushcreek Motorsports website at or call the track office at 937-544-3344. Brushcreek Motorsports Complex is located 3 miles south of Peebles, Ohio on OH 41

The Summary

DRC King of Compacts 13 entries

Heat #1 - Randy Johnson, Bill Taylor, Gerald Campbell, Rusty Demint, Jim Chandler, Kevin Shanks, Rex Smith Jr.
Heat #2 - Kevin McKenzie, Kyle Purdy, Tyler Smith, Rusty Hawes, Cole Demint, Gaige Aldridge

Feature - Rex Smith Jr., Kyle Purdy, Bill Taylor, Rusty Hawes, Cole Demint, Rusty Demint, Gaige Aldridge, Kevin Shanks, Gerald Campbell, Tyler Smith, Kevin McKenzie, Randy Johnson

DRC 20 Late Models - 36 entries
Top 4 from each heat and B-main advance to feature

Heat #1 - Chris Wilson, Wayne Chinn, Ralph Withem, Shane Newman, Dillion Huron, Paul Moore, Arnie Fields, Mike Unger, Brian Gray
Heat #2 - Mike Wilson, Kevin Wagner, Chad Smith, Joey Duseith, Brian Huron, Joe Witt, Jeff Simonton, Chris Shannon, Tim Carpenter
Heat #3 - Barry Doss, Robby Hensley, Shannon Rose, Kenneth Howell, Daniel Kattine, Darrell Reno, Joel Whitaker, Larry Seymour, Josh Tidwell (DNS)
Heat #4 - Rick Combs, Daune Chamberlin, Jeremy Crisp, Nick Corbitt, Howard Newman, Ricky Neace, Mark Morrison, Darren Kattine, Paul Davis

B-main - Dillon Huron, Daniel Kattine, Darrell Reno, Arnie Fields, Chris Shannon, Paul Moore, Jeff Simonton, Brian Gray, Tim Carpenter, Larry Seymour, Brian Huron, Joe Witt, Mike Unger, Joel Whitaker, Ricky Neace

Feature - Duane Chamberlin, Mike Wilson, Chris Wilson, Barry Doss, Wayne Chinn, Ralph Withem, Kenneth Howell, Dillion Huron, Kevin Wagner, Darrell Reno, Shannon Rose, Rick Combs, Daniel Kattine, Jeremy Crisp, Nick Corbitt, Arnie Fields, Shane Newman, Chad Smith, Robert Hensley, Joey Dunseith

Modifieds - 28 entries
Top 5 from each heat and B-main advance to feature

Heat #1 - David McWilliams, Dustin Webber, Billy Guillion, Adam Colley, Justin Maddox, Joe Brewer, Jeremy Lewis, Tim Lewis Jr., Donnie Smith
Heat #2 - Mike Gross, Matt Hamilton, Dave Jamison, Doug Popp, Davey Warnock, Rick Walker, Shaun Scott, Ben Aldridge, Justin Mullen
Heat #3 - Rick Hensley, Weasel Rhoades, Steve Clemmons, TJ Schultz, Chris Wilson, TJ Harper, Brandon Ramsey, Josh Edmisten, Kelly Lippert

B-Main - Joe Brewer, Josh Edmisten, Jeff Arnold, Ben Aldridge, Brandon Ramsey, TJ Harper, Shaun Scott, Tim Lewis Jr., Jeremy Lewis

Feature - Weasel Rhoades, Dave McWilliams, Matt Hamilton, Mike Gross, Rick Hensley, Davey Warnock, Dave Jamison, Doug Popp, Josh Edmisten, Adam Colley, Steve Clemmons, Jeff Arnold, Chris Wilson, Brandon Ramsey, TJ Schultz, Justin Maddox, Dustin Webber, Billy Gullion

Bombers - 24 entries

Heat #1 - Evan Seitz, Tim Cutler, Matt Edmisten, Daniel Pollard, Josh Francis, Derrick McClusky, Rick Butler, Jack Martin
Heat #2 - Jim Helterbran, Mark Keatzel, Mike Brust, Richad Trego, Perry Dearing, Eric Dearing, Phil Dowdy, John Rawlings
Heat # 3 - Jamey Adams, Brad McCown, Brandon Thompson, Danny Aldridge, Jason Mischke, Joesph Adkins

Feature - Jim Helterbran, Brad McCown, Richard Trego, Evan Seitz, Perry Dearing, Josh Francis, Mike Brust, Daniel Pollard, Jason Mischke, Matt Edmisten, Jack Martin, Mike Dowd, Rick Butler, Jamey Adams, Tim Cutler, Brandon Thompson, Mark Keatzel, Danny Aldridge, John Rawlings, Phil Dowdy, Joesph Adkins

Legends - 9 entries

Heat #1 - Dave Jamison, Steven Partin, Matt Nichols, Michael Friend, Tom Partin
Heat #2 - Kevin Schoonover, Pierce Foster, John Gutman, Rob Puckett

Feature - Dave Jamsion, Peirce Foster, Tom Partin, Steven Partin, Matt Nichols, Michael Friend, Rob Puckett, John Gutman, Kevin Schoonover

Story by: Mike Ross

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