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Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014

Pro Sports

Hopkins a sprint winner, Shuman a champion (09/14/14)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- An entire summer of racing action came down to one final cool evening at Lincoln Park Speedway as the final points race of the night was slated to decide each of four classes' champion. The sprint car class was the tightest with a pair of Arizona natives heading the field...
Chase Stockon wins King of non-Wing for sprint cars at Lincoln Park Speedway (09/07/14)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- The final point standings became a bit clearer on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway and Chase Stockon was crowned the "King of non-Wing" in sprint car action at the Putnamville oval. Doug McCullough secured the UMP Super Stock title with a third-place run and Cloverdale's Carlos Bumgardner Sr. ...
DeJoria wins Funny Car race at US Nationals (09/02/14)
CLERMONT, Ind. (AP) -- Alexis DeJoria raced past John Force to win the Funny Car division at the NHRA's U.S. Nationals on Monday. DeJoria crossed the finish line in 4.038 seconds at 310.34 mph in a Toyota Camry. She became the fourth female winner of the U.S. Nationals and the first woman to win three Funny Car races in a single season...
John Force earns win in Traxxas Nitro Shootout (09/01/14)
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) -- John Force took home the Traxxas Nitro Shootout victory Sunday, concluding an action packed day of racing at the 60th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the world's most prestigious drag race. Force, a 16-time Funny Car world champ, earned $100,000 when he beat teammate Robert Hight with a 4.061-second run at 317.19 mph in a Ford Mustang...
Jesse Cramer tops field in100-lap 'Patriot 100' event for modifieds (09/01/14)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Lincoln Park Speedway was one of the few tracks to avoid a rainy Labor Day Weekend and provided a wealth of excellent racing on Saturday evening. Jesse Cramer won an extremely entertaining 11th edition of the 'Patriot 100' race for UMP Modifieds. Cramer, a Spencer, Ind. native, held off a wild challenge over the final 15 laps from Gabe Menser and Tyler Nicely to win by barely a car length and pocket the $3,000 winners share...
Shoemaker continues to excel at the sport he loves (08/10/14)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor Since he was old enough to hold a bat, baseball has been an integral part of Brady Shoemaker's life. The former Northview and Indiana State University star has excelled at every level from youth league to the professional ranks. Currently he mans leftfield for the Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate, the Jacksonville Suns, in the Southern League...
Humphrey scores first career modified win (08/10/14)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Brady Short and Carlos Bumgardner Sr. celebrated their birthdays in victory lane at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night, but Jake Humphrey's part might have trumped both of them as the Bloomington native picked up his first career UMP Modified feature win...
Fairland's Beauchamp and Monrovia's Williams record first feature wins at Lincoln Park Speedway in 2014 (08/03/14)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- Lincoln Park Speedway was bustling a week after rain put a damper on the weekend show midway through the heat races at the scenic Putnamville oval. This time around, the show went on as scheduled with first time winners bookending several drivers that are on a tear in 2014...
It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time (07/27/14)
JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory...
Devin Gilpin and Tyler Cain strengthen chase for national points lead (07/20/14)
By CAREY FOX Times Sports Editor PUTNAMVILLE -- The chase for national championships was the story at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. The second night of racing brought another wave of the top national drivers to the Putnamville oval just two nights after the USAC National Sprint cars rolled into LPS in front of a record crowd of better than 3,000 avid racing fans. ...