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BROWNSTOWN SPEEDWAY - 03/23/2024 - "Indiana Icebreaker"

BROWNSTOWN, IN (March 23, 2024) – After 10 years of trying to make it to Brownstown Speedway Victory Lane, Devin Moran was finally able to breakthrough – winning the 27th Annual Indiana Icebreaker on Saturday night at the Jackson County Fairgrounds quarter-mile oval.

With the win, Moran becomes the tenth different winner in the last 10 series races. The fans saw six lead changes among three drivers during the 50-lap race. Bobby Pierce, who led the most laps, with 19, finished second followed by Mike Marlar, Max Blair, and Ricky Thornton Jr.

Brandon Sheppard took the lead at the start of the race as the Illini driver was looking for his third straight win in the event. Sheppard led the first 14 laps until Moran, who started from the pole, seized the top spot. His lead lasted just one lap before Pierce, who started fifth, took his first lead of the race.

But like Moran, Pierce’s turn as the race leader lasted one lap and Sheppard moved back to the point. Sheppard led the next four circuits until Moran regained the lead with 21 laps complete. A back-and-forth battle ensued between Moran and Pierce as Pierce claimed the top spot for the second time in the race on lap 23.

Pierce appeared to seize control of the race through heavy traffic as he was trying to extend his lead, but Moran and Marlar were quickly closing ground on the former Jackson 100 winner. Moran was able to grab the lead from Pierce right before the final caution flag of the race flew with 13 laps to go.

Moran led the final 13 circuits, but Pierce tried several different lines to retake the lead in the closing stages. However, Moran held on for his first ever win at Brownstown by just 0.532 seconds over Pierce.

In Lucas Oil Victory Lane, for the first time in 2024, Moran breathed a sigh of relief for finally getting the monkey off his back at Brownstown. “It’s about time man. I love coming to this place, Jim Price [Brownstown promoter] does a great job with the track. It’s a great track, it has awesome fans, you have awesome support in the pits. I have been waiting for about 10 years to come do this. I have always run good here. I know it’s cold out here, but I was sweating bullets out there. When I moved to the top, I could make hay in three and four. After that last caution I was just trying hang on to the end.”

Pierce, who won twice last year at Brownstown, came close to going back to Victory Lane. “That was an awesome race tonight. I didn’t really expect the track to be that good. I didn’t expect him [Moran] to roll the top like he did. It was a fun race and we’re glad to finish second tonight.”

Marlar, who captured the C.J. Rayburn Memorial race last September was one of the fastest cars on the track during the mid-part of the race. “Me and Devin were on harder tires than Sheppy and Bobby and I was like we just need to race here without any cautions. The track was unbelievable again; it’s always awesome here. It was a fun night.”

The winner’s Roger Sellers-owned, Double Down Motorsports, Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Lazydays RV, Big River Steel, C&W Trucking, Bilstein Shocks, McHugh Chrysler Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, CarSource, Haulin Haskell’s, Red Oak Pub, and Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Completing the top ten were Hudson O’Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Josh Rice, Nick Hoffman, and Daulton Wilson.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary - 27th Annual Indiana Icebreaker - Saturday, March 23, 2024 - Brownstown Speedway - Brownstown, IN

Allstar Performance Time Trials
Fast Time Group A: Michael Chilton | 13.315 seconds (overall)
Fast Time Group B: Brandon Sheppard | 13.478 seconds

Penske Shocks Heat Race #1 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 99-Devin Moran[3]; 2. 32P-Bobby Pierce[2]; 3. 97C-Michael Chilton[1]; 4. 58-Garrett Alberson[4]; 5. 99B-Boom Briggs[8]; 6. 17SS-Brenden Smith[5]; 7. 1G-Devin Gilpin[6]; 8. 24-Jared Bailey[9]; 9. 4-Cody Mahoney[10]; 10. 75-Daniel Adam[7]; 11. 81J-Jack Riggs[11]; 12. 43-Derrick Stewart[12]

Summit Racing Products Heat Race #2 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 1-Tim McCreadie[2]; 2. 93F-Carson Ferguson[4]; 3. 1T-Tyler Erb[3]; 4. 3S-Brian Shirley[5]; 5. 76-Shelby Miles[6]; 6. 6-Clay Harris[12]; 7. 4T-Tripp Gerrald[1]; 8. 23-Cory Hedgecock[8]; 9. 12-Jason Jameson[9]; 10. 4G-Bob Gardner[10]; 11. 19M-Spencer Hughes[7]; 12. 25W-Allen Weisser[11]

Earnhardt Technologies Heat Race #3 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard[1]; 2. 20RT-Ricky Thornton Jr[7]; 3. 9-Nick Hoffman[2]; 4. 111-Max Blair[3]; 5. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 6. 68-Adam Stricker[5]; 7. 8-Dillon McCowan[8]; 8. 97-Cody Overton[10]; 9. 25-Tony Jackson Jr[6]; 10. 32-Chad Stapleton[11]; 11. 93-Cory Lawler[9]; 12. 29J-Jordan Wever[12]

Simpson Race Products Heat Race #4 Finish (8 Laps, Top 4 Transfer): 1. 157-Mike Marlar[3]; 2. 18D-Daulton Wilson[1]; 3. 49-Jonathan Davenport[2]; 4. 71-Hudson O'Neal[7]; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens[4]; 6. 11R-Josh Rice[9]; 7. 96-Tanner English[8]; 8. 93K-Kent Robinson[6]; 9. 7T-Drake Troutman[5]; 10. 7-Ross Robinson[10]; 11. S21-Seth Daniels[12]; 12. 11-Tyler Collins[11]

Track Provisional Dash (4 Laps): 1. 76-Shelby Miles[4]; 2. 24-Jared Bailey[1]; 3. 11-Tyler Collins[2]; 4. 32-Chad Stapleton[3]

Fast Shafts B-Main Race #1 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5]; 2. 99B-Boom Briggs[1]; 3. 12-Jason Jameson[10]; 4. 25W-Allen Weisser[16]; 5. 4-Cody Mahoney[9]; 6. 4T-Tripp Gerrald[6]; 7. 17SS-Brenden Smith[3]; 8. 19M-Spencer Hughes[14]; 9. 75-Daniel Adam[11]; 10. 43-Derrick Stewart[15]; 11. 24-Jared Bailey[7]; 12. 6-Clay Harris[4]; 13. 81J-Jack Riggs[13]; 14. 76-Shelby Miles[2]; 15. 23-Cory Hedgecock[8]; 16. (DNS) 4G-Bob Gardner

UNOH B-Main Race #2 Finish (10 Laps, Top 3 Transfer): 1. 11R-Josh Rice[4]; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[1]; 3. 96-Tanner English[6]; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[2]; 5. 68-Adam Stricker[3]; 6. 97-Cody Overton[7]; 7. 25-Tony Jackson Jr[9]; 8. 93K-Kent Robinson[8]; 9. 32-Chad Stapleton[11]; 10. 11-Tyler Collins[16]; 11. 29J-Jordan Wever[15]; 12. 8-Dillon McCowan[5]; 13. 7-Ross Robinson[12]; 14. S21-Seth Daniels[14]; 15. 7T-Drake Troutman[10]; 16. (DNS) 93-Cory Lawler

27th Annual Indiana Icebreaker Feature Finish (50 Laps):
Pos Start Car # Competitor Hometown Pay
1 1 99 Devin Moran Dresden, OH $15,800
2 5 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL $7,000
3 4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN $5,800
4 14 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA $4,700
5 6 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. Martinsville, IN $3,900
6 16 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN $3,600
7 2 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL $3,200
8 18 11R Josh Rice Verona, KY $2,300
9 10 9 Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC $2,200
108 18D Daulton Wilson Fayetteville, NC $2,900
113 1 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY $2,900
12 9 97C Michael Chilton Salvisa, KY $1,800
13 22 96 Tanner English Benton, KY $1,400
14 11 1T Tyler Erb New Waverly, TX $2,300
15 12 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA $2,300
16 7 93F Carson Ferguson Lincolnton, NC $2,100
17 15 3S Brian Shirley Chatham, IL $1,200
18 23 7T Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA $1,900
19 17 1G Devin Gilpin Columbus, IN $1,000
20 13 58 Garrett Alberson Las Cruces, NM $1,600
21 24 7 Ross Robinson Georgetown, DE $1,600
22 25 25 Tony Jackson Jr. Lebanon, MO $700
23 19 99B Boom Briggs Bear Lake, PA $1,600
24 26 17SS Brenden Smith Dade City, FL $100
25 28 93 Cory Lawler Hanover, PA $100
26 27 75 Daniel Adam Peru, IL $100
27 20 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, IL $1000
28 29 76 Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN $1000
29 21 12 Jason Jameson Lawrenceburg, IN $1000

Race Statistics
Entrants: 48
Victory Fuel Pole Sitter: Devin Moran
Lap Leaders: Brandon Sheppard (Laps 1-14); Devin Moran (Lap 15); Bobby Pierce (Laps 16-20); Devin Moran (Laps 21-22); Bobby Pierce (Laps 23-36); Devin Moran (Laps 37-50)
Wieland Feature Winner: Devin Moran
Arizona Sport Shirts Crown Jewel Cup Feature Winner: n/a
Brandon Ford TV Challenge Feature Winner: n/a
Margin of Victory: 0.532 seconds
Dave Warren Powersports Cautions: Jason Jameson (Lap 2); Tony Jackson, Jr. (Lap 37)
Series Provisionals: Drake Troutman; Ross Robinson
Fast Time Provisional: n/a
Series Emergency Provisionals: Tony Jackson, Jr.; Brenden Smith; Daniel Adam; Cory Lawler
Track Provisional: Shelby Miles
Big River Steel Podium Top 3: Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar
Penske Shocks Top 5: Devin Moran, Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar, Max Blair, Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Todd Steel Buildings Hard Charger of the Race: Max Blair (Advanced 10 Positions)
Wilwood Brakes Lucky 7th Place Feature: Brandon Sheppard
Deatherage Opticians Lucky 13th Place Feature: Tanner English
MD3 Most Laps Led: Bobby Pierce (19 Laps)
Sunoco Race for Gas Highest Finisher: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
Midwest Sheet Metal Spoiler Challenge Point Leader: Ricky Thornton, Jr.
O’Reilly Auto Parts Rookie of the Race: n/a
Coltman Farms Fastest Lap of the Race: Brandon Sheppard (Lap 1 – 14.620 seconds)
Slicker Graphics Slickest Move of the Race: Devin Moran
Miller Welders Hard Luck Award: Clay Harris
Outerwears Crew Chief of the Race: Chuck Kimble (Devin Moran)
ARP Engine Builder of the Race: Clements Racing Engines
Miller Welders Chassis Builder of the Race: Longhorn Chassis
Dirt Draft Fastest in Hot Laps: Brandon Sheppard (13.180 seconds)
Time of Race: 18 minutes 33 seconds

"Pewter Hall" Super Stocks (12 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Zach Sasser, Greg Amick, Trey Chastain, Josh Litton, Jenna Boknecht, Colton Sullivan-DNS

HEAT TWO: Rick Gumm, Isaiah Sasser, Blake Hull, Jack Roberts, Grant Simpson, Tucker Chastain

FEATURE: Zach Sasser, Isaiah Sasser, Tucker Chastain, Rick Gumm, Trey Chastain, Greg Amick, Jack Roberts, Josh Litton, Grant Simpson, Colton Sullivan, Jenna Boknecht, Blake Hull-DNS

" Crossroads Truck Equipment" Pure Stocks (25 Entries)

HEAT ONE: Keaton Streeval, Hunter Perry, Josh Turner, Cody Ellison, Brent McMillan, Mickey Hines, Joe McLaughlin, Eli McRoberts, Brian Sims

HEAT TWO: Corebin McRoberts, Dj Dunn, Tommy Fleenor, Bradley Roundtree, Ronnie Pardue, Dalton Roark, Vern Albertson, David Bloom III-DNS

HEAT THREE: Davey Waggoner, Aj Wilson, Tanner Short, Will McRoberts, Preston Carr, Daniel Hupp, Phillip Boudreaux, Christopher Albertson

B-MAIN: Phillip Boudreaux, Eli McRoberts, Joe McLaughlin, Christopher Albertson, Vern Albertson-DNS, Brian Sims-DNS, David Bloom III-DNS

FEATURE: Keaton Streeval, Will McRoberts, Josh Turner, Brent McMillan, Mickey Hines, Tommy Fleenor, Davey Waggoner, Tanner Short, Phillip Boudreaux, Aj Wilson, Dj Dunn, Eli McRoberts, Cody Ellison, Preston Carr, Bradley Roundtree, Ronnie Pardue, Hunter Perry, Corebin McRoberts, Daniel Hupp, Dalton Roark-DNS