From Lawrenceburg Speedway
Brady Short almost always does well at Lawrenceburg. With 4 feature wins so far in 2011, Short has clearly been the dominant driver at Lawrenceburg even though he races a limited schedule. Short would line up 3rd for the 25 lap Lawrenceburg Chevrolet Sprint Car feature behind Andrew Elson and John Memmer who started alongside each other on the front row, when the green flag flew Memmer took the lead on lap 1. The red flew when Andrew Elson appeared to hit a rough spot on the track and rolled his sprinter. Elson was ok but unable to continue. When the race resumed, Memmer, now followed by Brady Short would make this a race between themselves. Memmer led the first 13 laps, with Short leading the 14th lap, and Memmer going back in front to lead laps 15-16. This race would be some of the closest and most spectacular racing of the year for the sprint cars at Lawrenceburg. On lap 15, a puff of smoke was seen from the Memmer who had been leading the race. This smoke would get worse and on lap 16; Memmer’s #98 Sprint car came to a stop in turn 2 with a blown engine. It was an unfortunate end to what had been a promising night for the young man from Evansville, Indiana. With Memmer retiring from the event, the race belonged to Brady Short. He led the final 9 laps to pick up his 4th feature win of the year, and 11th overall at the Lawrenceburg Speedway. Point leader Boespflug was not able to compete for the win but finished a strong second place, followed by Kevin Thomas, Jr., Shawn Westerfeld and Travis Berryhill. The Lawrenceburg Chevrolet Sprint Cars return to the track next Saturday for the annual Dick Gaines Memorial.