Gilpin and Jim Beeman
Back Together in 2019; Eye Speedweeks!
6, 2018) As the Performance Racing Industry (PRI)
trade show gets underway today in nearby Indianapolis, Indiana,
Devin Gilpin would like to announce that he will be returning behind
the wheel of the #1G entry for Jim Beeman Motorsports in 2019! The
combination was strong and steady throughout the 2018 campaign,
as Devin was able to claim the Super Late Model Track Championship
at both the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio and the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana.
Their biggest win of the year came back on April 21 at Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as they captured the $5,000 windfall
in a Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series contest. (Heath
"I am really excited for 2019 to get here and to be driving
once again for Jim (Beeman)," exclaimed Gilpin, who reached
victory lane on thirteen different occasions last season in both
Super Late Model and Open Wheel Modified action. "Jim has great
equipment and we are adding a brand-new MasterSbilt racecar to the
arsenal this off-season. We started off real strong last spring
with several special event wins and then closed out the year by
leading a bunch of the World 100 at Eldora before winding up sixth.
The plan is to start in Georgia and Florida during Speedweeks, so
hopefully we can get off to a fast start against some great competition
and build on things from there!" |
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Devin Gilpin Turns Heads; Leads Early
in 48th Annual World 100!
14, 2018) The rain-postponed 'World 100' took center
stage in the Dirt Late Model world on October 12-13 at the famed
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Following yet another rain-out
on Friday, a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s kicked off a hectic
day/night doubleheader at the "Big E" on Saturday afternoon.
Devin Gilpin, who once again wheeled a Jim Beeman-owned #1G MasterSbilt
racecar, won his heat race in preliminary action prior to moving
up two spots in the 25-lapper to secure a solid sixth place feature
At night, the sole focus of everyone in the pit area at the hallowed
1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant was on the 48th Annual 'World 100'
and capturing the whopping $51,000 winner's check, along with the
famous globe trophies. Devin once again scored a victory in his
loaded heat race to earn the pole position for the 100-lap crown
jewel extravaganza. The Columbus, Indiana ace jumped out to the
early lead in the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" and
led the first 44 circuits before winding up sixth in the final finishing
order. Devin, who secured the coveted Track Championship at Eldora,
trailed only victor Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb, Scott
Bloomquist, and Brandon Overton! Full results from the season finale
at Eldora Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Gilpin Earns Top Ten Showing in Outlaw
30, 2018) Devin Gilpin and the Jim Beeman Motorsports
team traveled to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on September 28-29
for the 'Outlaw Invasion' weekend, which featured two separate World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series programs. In Friday night's
$8,000 to win opener, Devin finished sixth in his heat race and
second in his B-Main, but a multiple car tangle during the 40-lapper
caused him to retire after only 30 circuits in the seventeenth position.
At Atomic on Saturday evening in the $10,000 to win finale, Devin
grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race prior to moving
up to seventh in the 50-lap headliner. The Columbus, Indiana standout
also entered an Open Wheel Modified in Saturday's $5,000 to win
show, but after a heat race win, Devin was the first retiree in
the feature and settled for a twenty-fourth place effort. Complete
results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at
Devin Gilpin Advances into Jackson
100 at Brownstown Speedway
24, 2018) Jim Beeman Motorsports headed to the legendary
Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 21-23 for
the 39th annual running of the 'Jackson 100,' which was once again
sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Friday night
at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval, Devin Gilpin timed in seventh
quickest in Group A during the qualifying session. After Saturday's
portion of the program was washed out by inclement weather, Devin
finished seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main on Sunday
afternoon. The Columbus, Indiana standout then received a Fast Time
provisional to gain access into the $20,000 to win 'Jackson 100'
and eventually wound up twenty-first in the final finishing order.
Full results from Brownstown Speedway can be viewed online by clicking
Gilpin Takes Open Wheel Modified Checkers
16, 2018) Devin Gilpin, of Columbus, Indiana, claimed
his thirteenth feature win of the 2018 racing season on Saturday
evening, September 15 in an Open Wheel Modified at Richmond Raceway
in Richmond, Kentucky! After winning his heat race in preliminary
action, Devin bagged the $1,059 payday in the headliner, which was
part of the 'Butterball Wooldridge Memorial' program. In Super Late
Model competition, Devin also scored a victory in his heat race
before slipping back to ninth in the $10,059 to win main event.
Full results from last night at Richmond Raceway can be accessed
online at www.richmond-raceway.net.
(Jimmy Pittman Photo)
Devin Gilpin Transfers into Twin 25;
World 100 Postponed...
9, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for the
#1G team was the 48th running of the famous 'World 100,' which was
scheduled to run on the high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio from September 6-8. With the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm
Gordon postponing all of the action on Friday and Saturday until
October 12-13, Devin Gilpin competed in only his $10,000 to win
Twin 25 at the "Big E" on Thursday night. After rain showers
pushed back the program until the wee hours of Friday morning, Devin
grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race
and later rolled off starting seventeenth in his 25-lap main event.
The Columbus, Indiana ace, who was once again wheeling a Jim Beeman
Motorsports entry, moved up three spots during the contest to finish
in the fourteenth position. Complete results from the rainy weekend
in the Buckeye State can be located by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Gilpin Racks Up Twelfth Victory of
'18 in Modified at Brownstown!
3, 2018) Devin Gilpin racked up his twelfth feature
win of the 2018 racing season on Saturday evening, September 1 at
the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana! Driving
his Open Wheel Modified, Devin won his heat race in preliminary
action prior to taking the checkers in the main event to score the
$600 windfall over Ryan Thomas, Jeremy Owens, Jeff Stith, and Earl
Plessinger. In the $2,000 to win 'Hoosier Dirt Classic' for Super
Late Models, Devin wheeled Jim Beeman's #1G MasterSbilt machine
to a heat race win and a runner-up effort behind only victor Greg
Johnson in the headliner.
On Sunday night, September 2, the Jim Beeman Motorsports team rolled
into the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for the annual
running of the 'Baltes Classic.' Devin timed in second fastest in
his group during American Late Model Series (ALMS) qualifying prior
to running third in his heat race. After starting the $5,000 to
win main event from the outside of the fifth row, the Columbus,
Indiana ace survived an early skirmish to place eighth in the final
rundown of the 30-lap affair. Complete results from both facilities
can be viewed online at www.brownstownspeedway.com
Devin Gilpin Breaks While Leading
Ike Moler Memorial...
25, 2018) Devin Gilpin, of Columbus, Indiana, entered
one lone event over the weekend, as he was in action on Friday night,
August 24 at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio. The annual
'Ike Moler Memorial' was held last night at the southern Ohio oval
and a $3,000 payday was on the line for the Super Late Models. Devin
posted the sixth fastest time during the qualifying session before
scoring the victory in the dash. After rolling off from the pole
position in the unsanctioned headliner, Devin was leading the contest
until dropping a driveshaft, which unfortunately relegated him to
eighteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from last
night at Moler can be located online at www.molerracewaypark.com.
Gilpin Enters Ralph Latham Memorial
and North/South Shootout
12, 2018) Columbus, Indiana ace Devin Gilpin found
himself in the pit area at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union,
Kentucky on August 8-9 for a huge stretch of racing with the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Devin unfortunately was not able to
advance into the $12,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' on Wednesday
or the $10,000 to win 'North/South Shootout' on Thursday. As a result,
the #1G team made the decision to head back to the race shop following
Thursday's action and skipped out on the weekend's $50,000 to win
'North/South 100.' Full results from the long week at Florence Speedway
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Devin Gilpin Sixth in Late Model and
Runner-Up in Modified
5, 2018) Devin Gilpin Racing (DGR) headed to Bloomington
Speedway in Bloomington, Indiana and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana on August 3-4 for a pair of special events. On Friday night
at Bloomington in a $3,000 to win MARS Racing Series battle, Devin
Gilpin ran second in his heat race, led four circuits in the 40-lapper,
and eventually settled for a solid sixth place showing behind only
winner Kent Robinson, Tanner English, Michael Kloos, Billy Moyer,
Jr., and Nick Hoffman. At Brownstown on Saturday evening in the
$10,000 to win 'Hall of Fame Classic,' Devin placed fourth in his
loaded heat race before passing five competitors during the 50-lap
feature en route to another sixth place performance.
The #1G team also unloaded their Open Wheel Modified at both Hoosier
State venues over the weekend. Devin won his heat race on both occasions
before running second in both feature events. At Bloomington, the
Columbus, Indiana ace trailed only victor Josh Harris, while he
followed only winner Tyler Nicely underneath the checkers Saturday
at Brownstown. Full results from both facilities can be viewed online
Gilpin Continues to Roll; Wins $2,500
Paul Crockett Memorial!
29, 2018) Columbus, Indiana ace Devin Gilpin racked
up his eleventh feature win of the 2018 racing season on Saturday
evening, July 28 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana!
In the Super Late Model portion of the annual 'Paul Crockett Memorial,'
Devin won his heat race in preliminary action prior to picking up
the $2,500 paycheck in the unsanctioned feature over David Webb,
Zak Blackwood, Chad Stapleton, and Jared Bailey. In Open Wheel Modified
action during the Jackson County Fair, Devin scored the win in heat
race action before knocking down a runner-up performance in the
$1,000 to win main event behind only victor Tyler Nicely. Complete
results from last night at Brownstown can be accessed online at
Devin Gilpin Bags $2,000 for Super
Late Model Win at Brownstown!
15, 2018) Devin Gilpin's 2018 win total now stands
at ten following a convincing Super Late Model victory on Saturday
night, July 14 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana! Devin
won his heat race in preliminary action prior to leading all but
one circuit in the unsanctioned feature event to claim the $2,000
winner's check over Tanner English, David Webb, Chad Stapleton,
and Shelby Miles. In Open Wheel Modified competition at the 1/4-mile
oval, Devin won his heat race, but battery issues prior to the start
of the $2,000 to win American Modified Series (AMS) feature dropped
the Columbus, Indiana standout to twenty-second in the final finishing
order. Complete results from last night at Brownstown can be accessed
online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Gilpin Wins in Modified at Brownstown;
Runner-Up in Born Free 40!
8, 2018) The ninth feature win of the 2018 racing
season for Devin Gilpin came on Saturday evening, July 7 at the
legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana! In Open Wheel
Modified action, Devin won his heat race in his prelim and later
led from flag-to-flag in the weekly main event to pocket the $600
top prize over Earl Plessinger, Tim Rivers, Jeremy Owens, and Roy
Bruce, Jr. In MARS Racing Series competition during the $5,000 to
win 'Born Free 40,' Devin drove his Super Late Model to a second
place finish in his heat race and a runner-up performance in the
40-lap feature to trail only victor Kent Robinson at the 1/4-mile
oval. Complete results from last night at Brownstown can be accessed
online at www.brownstownspeedway.com.
Devin Gilpin Gets Eighth Win of 2018
in Modified at Portsmouth!
1, 2018) Devin Gilpin racked up his eighth feature
win of the 2018 racing season on Saturday, June 30 at Portsmouth
Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio! Devin debuted a new Elite Chassis
in the Open Wheel Modified division and won his heat race prior
to picking up the $800 payday in the headliner! The Columbus, Indiana
native also entered his Bloomquist racecar in the $12,000 to win
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdown at PRP. Devin grabbed
the third transfer spot through his heat race and later wound up
sixteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lap feature event. Full
results from the 'Independence 50' program can be found online by
clicking on www.portsraceway.com.
(Tyler Carr Photo)