Times Sports Editor
LAWRENCEBURG -- The bright lights finally lit the new version of the Lawrenceburg Speedway on Saturday night and a familiar face found victory lane.
Thirty-five non-wing sprint cars unloaded along with the O'Reilly Midwest All-Star Sprint Series.
Jon Stanbrough found the new high-banked oval to his liking by besting Hud Cone and Joss Moffatt to the checkered flag in the 20-car field. Kenny Biro and Kyle Robbins rounded out the top-five.
The feature victory comes on the heels of Stanbrough's KISS Series win at Bloomington last week and it appears as if the Jamestown, Ind. pilot of the Foxco Brothers sprinter is hitting his stride as summer arrives.
Across the Indiana/Ohio border, USAC's hotshoes invaded Eldora Speedway for Border Wars 14 and 29 cars were on hand for the challenge.
Levi Jones set fast time, but was only able to score a fourth-place finish in his heat race and was forced to compete in the 'B' Main.
Cole Whitt, Shane Cottle, Brad Kuhn and Robert Ballou scored wins in their respective heat races with Chris Windom winning the 'B' race and advancing to the feature along with Jones, Daron Clayton, Brady Bacon, Steve Ott and Jesse Hockett.
In the 'A' Main, Tracy Hines was able to best the hard charging Hockett, Chad Boat, The Demon Damion Gardner and Clayton across the finish line.
This week, Gas City hosts HARF Night on Friday with Bloomington Speedway also offering sprint cars and UMP Modifieds along with the second round of BOSS (Battle of Super Stocks).
On Saturday, Lincoln Park Speedway holds a regular night of racing with Paragon Speedway running the final KISS Series event and Lawrenceburg running a regular schedule.