Brownstown Speedway will play host to perhaps the biggest event of the early racing season this weekend (March 27) as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invades the ¼ mile dirt track for a nationally televised, $10,000-to-win show.
The Indiana Icebreaker has quickly become a can't miss event over the last decade of its existence as some of the nation's top late model drivers have unloaded in hopes of claiming an important early season victory.
Since 2006 the Indiana Icebreaker has averaged 66 late models per year and on Saturday, the event will be televised on tape delay on the SPEED Channel.
Previous winners of the event include: Tony Izzo, Jr. (1998), Don O'Neal (1999, 2000, '03), Timmy Yeager (2001), John Gill (2002, '04), Dan Sturgeon (2005), Earl Pearson, Jr. (2006, '09), Billy Moyer (2007), and Terry Casey (2008).
Credit track promoters Tim and Farrah Keithley for raising the purse, and the profile of the event by creating the $10,000-to-win event. The Indiana Icebreaker will join the Jackson 100 as the only events to have been televised on SPEED at the historic 1/4 mile. The Indiana Icebreaker will be the only event televised by SPEED at the Brownstown Speedway this season.
Joining the late models this year will be a stout field of UMP Modifieds along with bombers and super stocks. Both the super stocks and modifieds will be racing for $1,000-to-win, which should guarantee a nice field in each class.
Registration for drivers and teams will be from 1-4:15 p.m. followed by an autograph session from 3-4 p.m. Hotlaps for the modifieds will be at 4:45 p.m. followed by the late models, super stocks and then bombers.
Qualifying is slated for the late models following hotlaps.