TUNNY, SHACKELFORD TOP FEATURES ON 1,000TH LATE MODEL NIGHT
It was a milestone night for the premier class at the Tom Wood Group Indianapolis Speedrome powered by Lincoln Tech. The Brown’s Oil Service Late Models reached a historic 1,000th points paying event on Saturday May 5th. For nearly 40 years this unique division of hand-created machines and uniquely-skilled drivers that compete on both the oval and figure 8 courses has thrilled thousands upon thousands of fans. And will continue to do so for many years to come.

Their 1,000th event started off on the oval. Reigning season champion Ben Tunny was quickest in qualifications with a lap of 12.619 seconds. Preliminary race victories went to rookie Jeffrey Shackelford and veteran Todd Shelby. The 25-lap oval feature had a classic scenario of leaders negotiating the tail of the pack and trying to keep the lead in the waning stages. Shackelford knifed his way through very well to take his career first win in the class. 3-time point champ Jesse Tunny was second and Cobra Racing’s Mike Riddle Jr third.

The 50-lap Figure 8 main had a bonus on this special occasion with $1,000 added to the purse celebrating the 1,000th event. This bonus was distributed via $20 for each lap led. Kentucky’s Artie Ware broke away early and guided the field for the initial 18 circuits. Nick Moore took over the primary position for the next 32 trips through the intersection. The duo of Shackelford and Ben Tunny then moved to center stage. Ben edge Jeffrey on lap 35, but Shackelford muscled by for 36 thru 39. Ben returned to first on lap 40 and went on to win #2 of the year. Shackelford was a career Figure 8 best second and Riddle third at the checkers.
UPCOMING SEASON EVENTS
SATURDAY MAY 12
Late Model Phyllis Tunny Memorial 75-Lap Figure 8, Factory FWD, Stocks, Adult Faskarts, Kenyon Midgets, Big Wheel Races Ages 5 & Under

SATURDAY MAY 19
Late Model Oval & 50-Lap Figure 8, Factory FWD, Thundercars, Jr Faskarts, Legends Indiana State Championship

SATURDAY MAY 26
Jack Dossey Jr Hall of Fame Induction Night, Late Model Ed Bishop Memorial 75-Lap Figure 8, Factory FWD, Thundercars, Adult Faskarts, Legends, Bike Races Ages 6-7

FRIDAY JUNE 1
$5 Admission
Open Practice 4pm-Dark, Andrew Young in Concert Afterwards

SATURDAY JUNE 2
Spring Shootout 90-Minute Figure 8 Endurance Race, Thundercar Figure 8 Challenge, Factory FWD Figure 8 Challenge (rain date June 3rd)
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