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  1. Local racing legend to be honored posthumously, inducted into Brownstown Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 18 | The Republic

    Brownstown Speedway will induct three men tonight into the track's hall of fame. One of those is Columbus racing legend Gene Petro.


  2. California native earns Brownstown winRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2017 | The Republic

    Chad Boespflug came home the winner of the rain-delayed "No-Way Out 40" on June 24 at Brownstown Speedway. Boespflug, driving the Mean Green/Hoffman Racing-owned sprint car earned $7,500 for his first victory in the event.


  3. Sam Hornish Jr. to drive 3 Xfinity Series races for PenskeRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2017 | The Republic

    Hornish will drive the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang at Iowa Speedway on June 24 and July 29. He will also race Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Aug. 12. Hornish has appeared in 114 Xfinity Series races with four wins, 35 top-five finishes and 61 top-10 finishes.


  4. Turmoil for IndyCar with the pack back at repaved TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2017 | The Republic

    At Texas Motor Speedway, where over the past 20 years IndyCar has had some of its fastest and most exciting finishes, drivers quickly worked in a second groove on the 1A1 2-mile track that was repaved earlier this year. Some even were going three-wide, whether they meant to or not.


  5. Stewart takes third in Little 500 at AndersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | The Republic

    Columbus native Tony Stewart participated in his first career Little 500 at Anderson Speedway on May 27 and finished third. The traditional sprint-car race is conducted the night before the Indianapolis 500.


  6. NASCAR adds fourth stage to Coca-Cola 600Read the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | The Republic

    NASCAR on Monday said the Coca-Cola 600 will be split into four stages when it is run at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend. At 600 miles, the race is the longest by 100 miles over anything else on the NASCAR calendar and is considered a crown jewel event of the season.


  7. Local racer picks up 1st win at BrownstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | The Republic

    Colton Sullivan of Columbus won his first career super stocks feature April 15 at Brownstown Speedway when the track played host to 111 total racecars and a packed grandstand. Sullivan won the main event for his class over Jason Hehman of Brownstown, Josh Divine of Loogootee, Steve Hollars of Bloomington and Tim Schumpe of Vallonia.


  8. Twin Cities revving up for 2017 openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | The Republic

    When Tim Keithley was chosen as the new promoter of Twin Cities Raceway Park in Vernon, he knew he had a seemingly impossible job in front of him just cleaning up the grounds and working on the racetrack. Well, come tonight, many fans and drivers are expected to be on hand to witness the rebirth of the facility where Keithley and a host of other volunteers have put a sparkling look on the track that first opened in 1964.


  9. Brownstown opener cut short by rainRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2017 | The Republic

    Brownstown Speedway opened its 2017 racing season last weekend. On the race docket was the No-Way Out 40 for non-winged sprints, UMRA midgets and modifieds.


  10. Retired racer still giving back to sportRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2017 | The Republic

    Butch Wilkerson's lifelong dream to be a racecar driver was seeded when his parents took him to the Sunday afternoon races in the 1950s at the Columbus Speedway. The track known as "The Hole" or "The Hill" was located just off State Road 7 southeast of Columbus, and was the site of Wilkerson's first career win while driving a go-kart.


  11. Police vehicles, officera s home vandalized in IndianaRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | The Republic

    Police say someone scrawled profanities on the garage door of an officer's home early Thursday in Whitestown, 20 miles northwest of Indianapolis, as well as on marked police vehicles from the Whitestown, Westfield, Lebanon and Speedway departments. Police vehicles were left with slashed tires and at least one vehicle window was broken.


  12. Big Woods keeps on growing; brewery to purchase 90 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | The Republic

    The owners of Big Woods, Quaff ON! Brewing Co. and Hard Truth Distilling Co. have entered an agreement to buy 90 acres along Old State Road 46 and Memorial Drive.


  13. Florence Henderson was longtime pre-race Indy 500 performerRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2016 | The Republic

    The president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is remembering actress Florence Henderson as a "lovely lady" who sang nearly two dozen times during Indianapolis 500 pre-race festivities. The Indiana-born actress best known as Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch" died Thursday in Los Angeles at age 82. She was born in Dale, a small southwestern Indiana town near the Ohio River, the 10th child of a tobacco sharecropper.


  14. Lawrenceburg Speedway crowns 2016 championsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2016 | The Republic

    Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg concluded another successful season this year with a famous racing name atop its weekly 410 Sprint Car championship points standings. Jarett Andretti of Indianapolis, son of former IndyCar and NASCAR driver John Andretti and grandnephew of legendary racing great Mario Andretti, won his first career track title by a margin of 220 points over Columbus racer Joss Moffatt.


  15. Bloomington Speedway announces champsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2016 | The Republic

    Jeff Bland Jr. of Bedford ended Brady Short's run of five consecutive Sprint Car titles. Jared Fox of Bloomington won the RaceSaver Sprint Car title.


  16. Local Police, Fire a " October 31Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | The Republic

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The following information was summarized from the records of city, county and state police and fire and hospital agencies. James J. Lucas, 26, 1124 Union St., Columbus, operating without ever receiving a license, 4:18 p.m., by the Columbus Police Department, released on $2,500 bond.


  17. Four arrested after counterfeit $20s used at restaurantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | The Republic

    Three adults and one juvenile were arrested after being accused of using counterfeit $20 bills at three restaurants on Columbus' west side on Thursday. At about 2 p.m., Columbus police were sent to a restaurant in the 3400 block of Jonathan Moore Pike about three counterfeit $20 bills used to purchase food.


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