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8/25/2012 - Race Recap by Carey Fox

By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE – Lincoln Park Speedway played host to a large contingent of stock cars on Saturday night as the sprint cars took the night off and gave way to the UMP Modifieds, UMP Super Stocks and bombers.
A $1,000 was on hand for the UMP Modifieds and it was Jesse Cramer making his first appearance at the Putnamville oval this season and picking up the lion’s share of the money.
Larry Lambert started on the outside of row two and fought his way forward during the early stages of the feature with Craig Conyer and Cramer fighting for the lead. Lambert built a small advantage of several car lengths as Conyer and Cramer duked it out top-to-bottom for the second spot. Randy Shuman was an aggressive fourth as Kenny Carmichael Sr. was fifth. As Lambert held down his lead, the frontrunners began to find traffic as Cramer reeled him closer. The pressure mounted for Lambert as traffic decreased his lead. Cramer had Conyer on his bumper as the front few had some space. However, that just made the battle more entertaining.
Lambert had Cramer by a few lengths before extended lapped traffic played a final role. The lead pack found a last lapped car that gave Cramer the chance to pull into a three-wide shot for the big money. Cramer and Lambert fought for the top spot for two laps before it was Cramer that edged into the top spot. Conyer was close in tow behind Lambert as the signal for five laps to go came out.
With few laps remaining, Cramer took control and Conyer made his way past Lambert down the stretch. Over the final circuits, Cramer held down the victory in his Diamond Race Car, R&R Construction, Davis Automotive-sponsored No. 12. Randy Shuman placed fourth with Kenny Carmichael Sr., Paul Bumgardner, Steve Godsey, Brad Barrow, Joe Godsey and Kenny Carmichael Jr. wrapped up the top-10.
Greg Owens made his first appearance at Lincoln Park Speedway of 2012 pay off as he piloted his IndianaDirtScoops.net No. 18 into victory lane for the first time this season.
Owens took the lead early on and battled several early cautions without hesitation. Owens had Troy Clark fighting for another victory in his powerful No. 13 ride, but Owens was up to the challenge.
Owens built himself a solid lead as Clark gave chase, but the real battle was behind the leaders.
Will Fagg, Kenny Carmichael Sr., Doug McCullough, Dustin Shoulders and last week’s LPS winner, Steve Peeden, were within inches of each other in a dog fight for the third position. While Owens had the top spot locked in ahead of Clark, the fans were intent on an incredibly intense fight for the top-five.
Carmichael and Shoulders sorted themselves into a challenge for third along with McCullough, but on this evening it was Carmichael that rolled to third with an edge on the challengers. Shoulders took fourth followed by McCullough, Steve Peeden, Mike Staggs, Slick Griffin, Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Jacob Wright.
The final feature of the evening went to David Bumgardner, a week before his birthday, giving him his fifth feature win of the year.
Jeff Beggs and Bumgardner led the pack over the early circuits as Josh Foxworthy closed the gap ahead of Tom Courtney and CJ Bryan. As Bumgardner began to build a small lead, Beggs was charged with holding off a side-by-side duel between Foxworthy and Bryan with Mike Fisher Jr. close behind in the fifth spot.
Bumgardner’s lead grew slightly as Beggs slowed briefly as Foxworthy took over the second position and began to reel Bumgardner in down the stretch.
With five laps remaining, Foxworthy closed in on Bumgardner’s bumper as the two fought to the wire.
On the final lap, Foxworthy pulled even with the leader through the final turns, but Bumgardner was able to edge him out at the finish line for the victory. Bryan claimed the third spot ahead of Fisher Jr., Josh Presley and Beggs. Kevin Kemp was seventh ahead of Daniel Foxworthy, Ron Smith and Frank Cotton.
This weekend will feature the King of Non-wing for sprint cars with UMP Modifieds, UMP Super Stocks and bombers on tap along with fireworks by Circle City Pyrotechnics.

Lincoln Park Speedway
UMP Modified feature
1. Jesse Cramer, 2. Craig Conyer, 3. Larry Lambert, 4. Randy Shuman, 5. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 6. Paul Bumgardner, 7. Steve Godsey, 8. Brad Barrow, 9. Joe Godsey, 10. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 11. Travis Shoulders, 12. Matt Boknecht, 13. Chad Combs, 14. Eric Varner, 15. Gary Ricketts, 16. Jacob Houts, 17. Stephen Schnapf, 18. Jake Humphrey, 19. Rob Fuqua, 20. Andrew Auler
B-main winner: Fuqua
Heat winners: Gary Ricketts, Paul Bumgardner, Conyer, Shuman

UMP Super Stock feature
1. Greg Owens, 2. Troy Clark, 3. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 4. Dustin Shoulders, 5. Doug McCullough, 6. Steve Peeden, 7. Mike Staggs, 8. Slick Griffin, 9. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 10. Jacob Wright, 11. JR Watkins, 12. Christian York, 13. Kyle Laughlin, 14. Mark Blalock, 15. Josh Fagg, 16. Kris Starks, 17. Dale McCullough, 18. Josh McDaniel, 19. Robert Albright, 20. Travis Heramb
B-main winner: McDaniel
Heat winners: Clark, Carmichael Sr., Owens

Bomber feature
1. David Bumgardner, 2. Josh Foxworthy, 3. C.J. Bryan, 4. Mike Fisher Jr., 5. Josh Presley, 6. Jeff Beggs, 7. Kevin Kemp, 8. Daniel Foxworthy, 9. Ron Smith, 10. Frank Cotton, 11. Jerry Hutto, 12. Doug Parker, 13. Marlin Burns, 14. Josh Settles, 15. Tom Courtney, 16. Harry Shepherd, 17. Megan Cavaness, 18. Jeff Cast, 19. Blake Cross, 20. David Wallen
Heat winners: Bryan, Courtney


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Sprints 16
Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Shane Cockrum 24P 439
2 Kevin Thomas JR 1,4J 396
3 Nate McMillin 24 293
4 Jeff Bland 38,17GP 284
5 JJ Hughes 76J 274
6 Brady Short 11P 240
7 Tim Creech II 2C 229
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Modifieds 16
Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Kenny Carmichael Sr 92 663
2 Kenny Carmichael Jr 92C 611
3 Travis Shoulders 166 610
4 Randy Shuman 62 528
5 Jay Humphrey Jr 661 489
6 Derek Groomer D48 475
7 Brent Hudson 2B 429
8 Josh Settles 12H 424
9 Tyler Loughmiller 99T 410
10 Josh McDaniel 11M 404

Super Stocks 16
Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Josh Boller 05B 871
2 Steve Peeden P3 768
3 Jonathon Newgent 21N 757
4 Doug McCullough 19M 734
5 Larry Raines 4R 656
6 Paul Wright 42 588
7 Wes McClara 45M 580
8 Michael Clark 8 572
9 Jack Campbell 3,40C 571
10 Scotty Massie 17 490

Bombers 16 Pos Driver Car # Points
1 Jordan Almanza 14J 937
2 James Walters 34W,83P 832
3 Cody Wright 22W 825
4 David Wallen 59 822
5 Scott Crouch 55S 775
6 Curt Leonard 83 760
7 Megan Cavaness 5C 687
8 Kyle Krupa 46K 686
9 Ryan Freeland 72 639
10 Lenny Krupa III 46 602
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