By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
PUTNAMVILLE — Mother Nature finally relinquished her soggy grip around the
mid-state and Lincoln Park Speedway completed its first full show in more than a
For Kyle Cummins, the wait was well worth it as the pilot of the Vincennes
University, Greenwell Auto Body, Tim Mason ReMax sponsored No. 3c captured the
sprint car victory over Casey Shuman, Shane Cottle and Jon Stanbrough.
Heat race wins went to Seth Parker, Cottle, Shuman and Cummins, which set the
field for an exciting feature that saw Stanbrough starting back in 12th position
with Shuman on the pole.
Once the green flag dropped, Cottle jumped to the point and began to build
himself a sizable advantage over the first half of the race. Shuman, Cummins and
Jeff Bland Jr. were in tow along with Nick Drake and Tyler Courtney.
A flip by Josh Clemons in turn one brought out the second red flag following a
lap one tumble by Seth Parker. Both drivers climbed from their cars under their
With the field re-set, Cottle continued to lead, but Shuman had gathered him in
and began to challenge for the top spot near the midway point of the 25-lap
feature. Shuman finally made a pass stick and a lap later Cummins took over the
second spot. The pair would duke it out down the stretch as Cottle once again
found his groove on the high side and closed the gap behind the leaders.
With just a couple laps left, Cummins made his own move to the lead and was able
to hold on to it despite a determined battle from Shuman. Cottle had to settle
for third with Stanbrough making it up to fourth ahead of Drake. Cummins
celebrated his victory in the family owned machine also sponsored by Cummins
Racing Engines and Pass Through Archery.
In the UMP Modified event, there was slightly less dramatics as Paul Bumgardner
got by Larry Lambert early on and led the rest of the way on a lightning fast
racing surface. Brian Hayden came forward from 12th to challenge Bumgardner
late, but ran out of laps to get any closer over the last several circuits.
Carlos Bumgardner Sr. started on the pole after winning his heat race, but lost
a wheel early on and retired to the pits. Bumgardner jumped to the high side and
pulled away as Kenny Carmichael Jr. and Hayden door-to-door for the third spot
ahead of Lambert and Randy Shuman.
Bumgardner finished off the popular win as Hayden fought off Shuman, Carmichael
Jr. and Brad Barrow, who came forward from 14th to fifth.
Doug McCullough and Kenny Carmichael Sr. put on a great show for the crowd in
the UMP Super Stock main event, but McCullough covered the field for the victory
ahead of Carmichael, Mike Staggs, Steve Peeden and Dan McCullough.
Scott Carrington picked up a heat win and started in the second row, but would
be sidelined by a lapped car early on, but battled back to sixth at the
checkered flag. Up front however, Carmichael and McCullough were locked in a
duel for the point, but McCullough was up to the task despite a late caution.
With six laps remaining, the yellow flew and set up a dash for the checkers as
Carmichael was able to show his nose underneath McCullough, but couldn’t gain
quite enough momentum out of turn four coming to the finish line.
In the bomber feature, Carlos Bumgardner Sr. had the pole spot in his first
start in the class. Bob Farris quickly moved forward from sixth to take over the
lead briefly from Tim Wright as Josh Foxworthy and Justin Minardo were
side-by-side for fourth ahead of Ron Smith.
At the halfway point, Wright had the lead ahead of Farris and Foxworthy, but
would be forced to the pits to relinquish the lead to Foxworthy. Josh Settles
was also a front runner, but came to a stop to re-set the field with 11 laps in
After the final re-start, Foxworthy worked his way into the lead and wouldn’t
give it up the remainder of the way as Farris claimed the runner-up spot ahead
of Minardo, Blake Cross and Harry Shepherd.
Next week will feature the Midwest Sprint Car Series along with modifieds, super
stocks and bombers.
Lincoln Park Speedway
Sprint car feature
1. Kyle Cummins, 2. Casey Shuman, 3. Shane Cottle, 4. Jon Stanbrough, 5. Nick
Drake, 6. Jarett Andretti, 7. Wes McIntyre, 8. CJ Leary, 9. Brent Beauchamp, 10.
Chad Boespflug, 11. Brian Hayden, 12. Ryan Pace, 13. Dakota Jackson, 14. Bradley
Sterrett, 15. Brandon Mattox, 16. Chris Babcock, 17. Jeff Bland Jr., 18. Tyler
Courtney, 19. Joshua Clemons, 20. Seth Parker
B-main winner: Hayden
Heat winners: Cummins, Parker, Cottle, Shuman
UMP Modified feature
1. Paul Bumgardner, 2. Brian Hayden, 3. Randy Shuman, 4. Kenny Carmichael Jr.,
5. Brad Barrow, 6. Larry Lambert, 7. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 8. John Hipps, 9.
Jake Humphrey, 10. Dan Lewellen, 11. David Bumgardner, 12. Scott Ricketts, 13.
Michael Kettnich, 14. Jeff Deckard, 15. Wayne Newlin, 16. Stephen Schnaft, 17.
Andrew Auler, 18. Ryan Thomas, 19. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 20. Chad Combs
B-main winner: Barrow
Heat winners: Bumgardner Sr., Lambert, Kettnich
UMP Super Stock feature
1. Doug McCullough, 2. Kenny Carmichael Sr., 3. Mike Staggs, 4. Steve Peeden, 5.
Dan McCullough, 6. Scott Carrington, 7. Kenny Carmichael Jr., 8. Josh Fagg, 9.
Josh McDaniel, 10. Harold Grayless, 11. Tyler Loughmiller, 12. Jeff Shepherd,
13. Will Barnett, 14. C.J. Bryan, 15. Jason Massie, 16. Kenny Fields, 17. JR
Heat winners: Staggs, Carrington
1. Josh Foxworthy, 2. Bob Farris, 3. Justin Minardo, 4. Blake Cross, 5. Harry
Shepherd, 6. Carlos Bumgardner Sr., 7. A.J. Smith, 8. Ron Smith, 9. Scott
Tidwell, 10. Damon Harrell, 11. Kevin Kemp, 12. Mark Dickerson, 13. Cody Wright,
14. Tony Tidwell Sr., 15. Josh Settles, 16. Jeff Beggs, 17. Tim Wright, 18. Eric
Miller, 19. Doug McCullough, 20. Jerry Hutto
B-main winner: Shepherd
Heat winners: Bumgardner Sr., Smith, Foxworthy