Warner, Moyes, Folsom and Harmon Score Friday Night Victories

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director

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Anderson Speedway returned to action on May 11, with the WLBC/MAX Friday Night Summer Series featuring Newco Metals Legends, ThunderCars along with Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 racing.

Anderson’s Nick Warner made a late-race challenge to keep his perfect record alive in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s, scoring his third consecutive victory. The 10-lap event began with Jeff Wright darting into the first position and then on the second circuit, Wright went spinning after contact from Dennis Farver Sr.

That advanced Travis Burge into the top spot and he dominated a large portion of the event. As Burge was leading, Warner advanced from his mid-pack starting position in the 15 car field. On lap five, Warner moved into second position and on the final circuit, exiting turn 4 on the Figure 8, Warner dove underneath Burge and beat him to the finish line by just inches. Keith Morris placed third with Donnie Ellis Jr. and Dennis Farver Sr. rounding out the top five.

The Newco Metals Legends competed in their first point’s event of the season in an action-packed 25-lap event. Former division champion Eric Black grabbed the lead at the start, pacing the opening nine laps. ON the 10th circuit, Tennessee’s David Moyes lll drove around the outside of Black to claim first place. Two laps later, Robbins moved into second around Black.

The remainder of the event, Robbins tried to make a move on Moyes for the lead, but was forced to settle for second-place honors. Defending champion Rodney Smith placed third with Black and Billy Smith filling out the top five.

In preliminary action, Tony Holden and Black collected heat race victories. Rodney Smith posted the top qualifying time with a lap of 14.056 seconds.

Rookie Sam Folsom recorded his first ThunderCar victory. The feature began with Darryl Rogers up front on the first circuit with Tom Tacket pacing lap two and Folsom then charging underneath Tacket to lead the third lap. Once Folsom was up front, he led the remainder of the 20-lap event. Brad Stevens finished in second with Lonny Burton, Alice Riall and Nick Warner completing the top five.

Anderson’s Tim Nickerson earned the heat race victory with Brad Stevens turning the best qualifying lap with an official clocking of 15.288 seconds.

The final event of the evening was the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval feature. Kevin Harmon made an exciting last lap pass on Devin Mitchell to score his third consecutive victory. The race began with Brian Lewis up front, then Hannah Lundy paced laps two through four with Alan Wagner leading from laps four through six. Mitchell passed Wagner on the seventh go-around and held the lead until Harmon made his race-winning pass. Wagner was third with Donnie Ellis lll and Lee Gossett completing the top five.

In heat race action, Casey Davis and Lewis earned the winning hardware. Harmon posted the best qualifying time with an official lap of 15.963 seconds.

On Saturday, May 12, the Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks, Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks, Figure 8’s and Central Indiana Mini Cups will be featured on the World’s Fastest Quarter-Mile Oval.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at 8. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.