News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 5, 2013

Metro sports: Kaperak wins Hulman Links title again

Tom Reck
Tribune-Star Correspondent

TERRE HAUTE — Ted Kaperak scored a repeat in golf action Sunday at Hulman Links.

Kaperak won the Hulman Links Club Championship for the second straight year and for the fifth time.

He had rounds of 70 and 74 to finish with a par-144 score. He had three birdies in both rounds and had a five-shot lead after the first round.

Stu Johnson fired a 73 for the best score recorded on Sunday and finished second with 151, while Sam Pollock and Scott Givens tied for third at 152.

Mike Toney and Brent Bocard tied for first in the first flight, each shooting 160. Bocard took the flight title with an eagle on the third hole with Bocard having a birdie on the same hole.

Steve Anderson won the white-tees division. Chuck Payne took the seniors title with Dick Stockberger winning the first flight.

The senior city championship will be played Aug. 17-18 with seniors, super seniors and women’s divisions.


Hulman Links leaders

Championship flight

144 — Ted Kaperak 74-70

151 — Stu Johnson 73-78

152 — Sam Pollock 77-75, Scott Givens 76-76

153 — Mike Wright 76-77, Chris Cassell 75-78

154 — Chris Keen 76-78

156 — Ezra Evans 80-76

158 — George Amies 82-76, Matt Davis 80-78

First flight

160 — Brent Bocard 81-79 (won playoff), Mike Toney 81-79

163 — Fred Reynolds

164 — Jonathan Toews

165 — Ryan Roscoe, Tim Mundy

White-tee division

157 — Steve Anderson 74-83

164 — Dave Monroney

171 — Chris Pearson

175 — Mark Neaderhiser

Senior division

151 — Chuck Payne 74-77

153 — Tom Nicoson 77-76

154 — Larry Tackett 81-73

155 — Richard Williamson 83-72, Jerry Snodgrass 78-77

First flight

163 — Dick Stockberger 80-83

170 — Paul Thomas

172 — Glen Jones

175 — Linus Haller, Gus Solomon

Results unofficial

Auto racing

• Bell wins three
— At Belleville, Kan., Christopher Bell was a triple winner in U.S. Auto Club midget racing Saturday at the Belleville High Banks.

Bell won  his heat, the pole dash and led the first 23 laps and last six to win the 40-lap feature with Rico Abreu second. Bell is the midget dirt points leader and takes a 62-point lead over Bryan Clauson into an August 18 race in Wisconsin.


Saturday’s results

Heat winners — Christopher Bell, Tracy Hines, Dave Darland, Bryan Clauson (B dash).

Pole dash — Bell.

Feature — Bell, Rico Abreu, Tanner Thorson, Hines, Clauson, Zach Daum, Darland, Bobby East, Darren Hagen, Cody Brewer.


Stockon second — At Haubstadt, Kevin Thomas Jr. won the Hoosier Sprint Nationals run Saturday at Tri-State Speedway.

Chase Stockon took second and Blake Fitzpatrick was third in the Midwest Sprint Car Series feature race. Levi Kissinger won the feature for modifieds.


Saturday’s results

Hoosier Sprint Nationals

Heat winners — Kevin Thomas Jr., Kyle Cummins, Bradley Sterett, Brady Short (B-main).

Feature — Thomas, Chase Stockon, Blake Fitzpatrick, Jon Stanbrough, Wes McIntyre, Hunter Schuerenberg, Dakota Jackson, Chase Briscoe, Sterrett. Aaron Farney, Nick Drake, Jordan Kinser, Short, Seth Parker, Kent Schmidt, Cummins, Brandon Mattox, Kurt Gross, Carson Short, Braylon Fitzpatrick, Donny Brackett.


Heat winners — Zach Fair, Levi Kissinger, Trent Young, Stephen Schnapf (B-main).

Feature — Kissinger, Fair, Young, Michael Fox, Dave Beck, Mark Lamont, Shawn Cates, Brandon McDowell, Johnny Young, Gary Welch.


Brenton wins feature — Dustin Brenton won the feature race in weekend racing at Crossroads Dragway.

Brenton bested  Jeremy Busenbark for the Fast 33 win. Other winners were Joe Wilson, Joel Leihsur, Cody Alumbaugh and  Amara Tewell. Laura Hafner won a Pink Ladies race on Friday.

Junior dragsters will be compete in the Half Scale Nationals this Saturday and Sunday.

Track information and schedules may be obtained at or at 812-229-2167.


Friday’s results

Pink Ladies — Laura Hafner of Rockville, 2003 Dodge, def. Kim Deffenbaugh of Lebanon, 2007 Mustang; semis: Leslie Vaughn.

Fast 33 @ the 330 — Dustin Brenton of Rosedale, 1969 Nova, def. Jeremy Busenbark of Terre Haute, 2004 RED; semis: Rick Hale, Mike Wilson.

Super pro — Joe Wilson of Terre Haute, 1923 T Altered, def. Butch King of Terre Haute, 1966 Chevelle; semis: Jake Orman.

Pro —  Joel Leihsur of Decatur, Ill., 1968 Firebird, def. Mike Tewell of West Terre Haute, 1987 Monte Carlo; semis: J.Wilson

Sportsman — Cody Alumbaugh of Terre Haute, 1986 Chevy, def. Joey Moore of Terre Haute, 1997 Camaro; semis:  Chad Eaton, Austin Tewell.

High school — Amara Tewell of West Terre Haute, Chevy truck, def. Amber Price of Terre Haute, 2000 Neon.