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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: October 25

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The 2020 Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series came to an end on Sunday with six non-points winners and a King of the Track crowned.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: Matthew Means
Runner-Up: Josh Gibbs

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Josh Pickett (King of the Track)
Runner-Up: Zach Manaseri

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: Holden English
Runner-Up: Chad Eaton

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Kaden Goebel
Runner-Up: Brayton Brackmyer

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Ava Valencia
Runner-Up: Levi Rooksbery


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2020 Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Class Champions Crowned

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Six champions were crowned in the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Saturday afternoon.

Cold temperatures forced a delay in the start of the class championships ladders. Time trials began at 1 p.m., originally scheduled for 10 a.m. with each championship ladder ran to completion after.

ClassWinnerR/U
Hunt and Sons Memorial Super ProGreg DillmanJosh Pickett
M&K Sport Coach ProJames GibbsGreg Dillman
Allgaier Performance Parts SportsmanGaige BrentonPatrick James
Millennium Trailer BikeWes WellsJohnny Ard
Dearry Automotive Junior MajorSkyler BeeJack Braden
Dearry Automotive Junior MinorSeth BeeShelby Hall

On Sunday, the King of the Track Wally Race is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with one time trial round for each class. The winners of each class will compete for a Wally after the non-points race.


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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: August 16

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six class winners were crowned on Sunday at the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Race #4 presented by Comfort Suites. The next bracket race will be the Class Championships on October 24. The King of the Track Wally Race will be held on October 25.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: Ray Boyer
Runner-Up: Zach Gosnell

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Justin Lourash
Runner-Up: Austin Tewell

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: David Russell
Runner-Up: Patrick James

MILLENIUM TRAILERS BIKE:
Winner: Mike Krueger
Runner-Up: Jonny Ard

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Layla Dillman
Runner-Up: Emily Parker

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Cadan Richardson
Runner-Up: Declan Hines


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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: August 15

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six class winners were crowned on Sunday at the non-points Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Race presented by Comfort Suites. The next bracket race will be Sunday with points on the line.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: Justin Clark

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Greg Dillman

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: Ben Harold

MILLENIUM TRAILERS BIKE:
Winner: Mike Krueger

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Emily Parker

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Dellen Douglas


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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: July 18-19

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six class winners were crowned on Sunday at the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Race #3 presented by Comfort Suites held in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Summernationals. The next bracket race will be a non-points event scheduled for August 15. The next points race will be held on August 16.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: Ty Davis
Runner-Up: Nick Isenhower

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Bill McCarty
Runner-Up: Jacob Youngblood

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: Chad Eaton

MILLENIUM TRAILERS BIKE:
Winner: Wes Wells
Runner-Up: Mike Krueger

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Toby Mitchell
Runner-Up: AJ Leung

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Lane Fischer
Runner-Up: Adler Brown


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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: June 14

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six class winners were crowned on Sunday at the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Race #2 presented by Comfort Suites. The next points race is scheduled for a two-day race on July 18-19 in conjunction with the NHRA Lucas Oil Summernationals.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: James Monroe
Runner-Up: Zach Gosnell

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Justin Lourash
Runner-Up: Brandon Dillman

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: Jason Whismon
Runner-Up: Bubba Mahurin

MILLENIUM TRAILERS BIKE:
Winner: Wes Wells
Runner-Up: Jonny Ard

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Maylie Hunter
Runner-Up: Layla Dillman

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Kase Powell
Runner-Up: Gage Byerly


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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: June 13

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Race #1 presented by Comfort Suites. The next points race is scheduled for Sunday.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: Zach Gosnell
Runner-Up: Brad Cole

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Chris Walters
Runner-Up: Dustin Brenton

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: Travis Buth
Runner-Up: Bob Utsler

MILLENIUM TRAILERS BIKE:
Winner: Wes Wells
Runner-Up: Jonny Ard

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Anson Brown
Runner-Up: Brayton Brackmyer

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Jaydan Nance
Runner-Up: Adler Brown


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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: May 31

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six class winners were crowned on Sunday at the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites. Sunday’s race was a non-points race. The next bracket races will be June 13-14 with points on the line at both.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: Nick Isenhower

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Shawn Feece

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: Bill Hamstra

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Layla Dillman

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Cadan Richardson


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Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites Results: May 30

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Six class winners were crowned on Saturday at the Lucas Oil Raceway Brown’s Oil Service ET Bracket Series presented by Comfort Suites. Saturday’s race was a non-points race. There will be another race on Sunday, also a non-points event.

HUNT AND SONS MEMORIAL SUPER PRO:
Winner: Dominic Bowden

M&K SPORT COACH PRO:
Winner: Danny Ratulowski

ALLGAIER PERFORMANCE PARTS SPORTSMAN
Winner: Andrew Fidler

MILLENIUM TRAILERS BIKE:
Winner: James Vance

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MAJOR:
Winner: Trey Harney

DEARRY AUTOMOTIVE JUNIOR MINOR:
Winner: Sam Arthur


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Night Before the 500 event will return to Lucas Oil Raceway for 2020

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–Lucas Oil Raceway is bringing back a time-honored short-track tradition this August.

Officials from the .686-mile oval confirmed Wednesday that the iconic Night Before the 500 will return to the track’s racing calendar, set for August 22 as a prelude to the 104th Indianapolis 500.

However, unlike its original incarnation – which ran from 1946 to 2014 and featured pavement midgets as the headlining attractions – this summer’s reboot of the Night Before the 500 will be a one-off event featuring non-winged sprint cars.

The sprint cars will run a 50-lap main event, paying $10,000 to the victor

In a nod to its historic past, the event will still feature midgets on the event card, but as a support division. The midgets will race 20 laps and a $1,000 winner’s share.

After a global COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the Indianapolis 500 from Memorial Day weekend to late August, LOR General Manger Kasey Coler told SPEED SPORT Wednesday that discussions quickly opened with several parties looking for a way to give more racing to the fans.

“For us, this announcement was just a matter of opportunity, in terms of the dates aligned,” Coler explained. “Our focus has been working with Bob (Sargent) and the team on the Track Enterprises side for Carb Night, and we want to continue to build that…as we go into 2021, but this was something we felt we could do to add to the racing that’s already planned around that weekend and the Indianapolis 500 and we look forward to adding another page of history to the legacy of the Night Before the 500.”

“It’s another big race that fans will be able to enjoy around the Greatest Spectacle in racing later this summer, and we hope it brings a lot of action to the table.”

Also, part of the conversation were the proposed plans for the Pay Less Little 500.

The non-winged sprint car crown jewel traditionally runs the night before the Indianapolis 500, and Coler didn’t want to step on the toes of Anderson Speedway – the Little 500’s longstanding home for the more than seven decades – in making plans for the revival of the Night Before the 500.

“When the Indianapolis 500 moved to August, our first call was over to Rick Dawson and Jared Owen, and they have been really great to work with,” Coler noted. “We’d been talking to them about opportunities to be able to work together in the future, and we asked about the potential of the Little 500 being rescheduled for that August 22 date. Rick let me know quickly that was not the plan.”

“After that as we were talking, it morphed into, ‘Hey, would you be open to the opportunity to be able to do pavement sprints? We had been kicking around the idea that in the future there might be an opportunity to be able to bring back pavement midgets and Rick was very keen on that piece of it,” he added. “We certainly recognize that there’s a lot of pavement sprint cars out there and everybody’s trying to figure out what their schedule looks like, but pavement midgets have been formant for quite some time in terms of being on a national scale.”

“We wanted to be able to at least let folks know that this is something we are going to do this year and, hopefully, it can continue to build somehow.”

As far as using the Night Before the 500 name, Coler was quick to note that was an easy decision when taking into consideration the timing of the event and its rich history.

As a midget race, the Night Before the 500 was held at Lucas Oil Raceway 44 times, including 35 straight years between 1980 and 2014. Notable winners of the event include Rich Vogler, Mel Kenyon, Ken Schrader, Jeff Gordon, Doug Kalitta, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Jason Leffler.

Tracy Hines won the final Night Before the 500 midget classic in 2014, his second score in the event.

“Using the name was something we considered right away,” Coler noted. “I think it would be really tough for us to host an event the night before the 500 at our facility and not use that name, and that’s where Kevin Miller and Levi Jones were really helpful from the USAC side of it, because they have a lot of history and connection to the name.”

“When you talk about bringing a lot of different partners to the table to help make it a reality to be able to utilize everything from the name to the types of cars to different groups out there, we really had to do that in this case.”

A final schedule of events has not been settled on yet for the revamped Night Before the 500, in part because two runs of the Road to Indy ladder system – USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 – are also scheduled to compete at Lucas Oil Raceway during the Indianapolis 500 weekend.

The track is still using the Carb Night Classic name – which it has branded its May USAC Silver Crown Series event with over the past five years – to refer to the Friday night portion of the weekend, but it remains to be seen just what on-track activity will take place on Friday and what will run on Saturday.

Also of note, the Silver Crown cars race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., during the day on August 22, making for an interesting set of circumstances if any drivers want to do double duty at Spring and Lucas Oil Raceway.

“Doing this the way we look to do it, we want to get cars practiced and qualified on friday so that drivers who are running the 100-miler at Springfield can go and do that and still get back here to race SAturday night,” Coler said. “That was a big piece of it. We think there’s enough time. We know it’s going to be tight, but the hope is that a driver can hop out of their car at Springfield and be able to make their way here to race the Saturday night feature if they choose to.”

It’s not the true Night Before the 500 and Coler admitted as much, but it’s a variant on the old tradition that he and the Lucas Oil Raceway team feel has the potential to be a hit given current circumstances.

“We did get a lot of people asking us ‘why isn’t it a midget event’ and for us it’s just about where each of these series and classes sit in their current state,” Coler said. “That’s where we decided to go.”

“It’s a little bit different and what I will call a break from the old tradition, but I think it should be a really good show.”


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