Morris, Fitzpatrick, Folsom and Harmon Score Friday Night Victories

By Cassie Marcum

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

Keith Morris of Mt. Summit won his first race of the season in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s. The 10-lap event began with Travis Burge leading the pack for the first eight circuits. Then, Morris was able to get by Burge and take the win. Nick Warner placed third with Jeff Wright and Dennis Farver, Sr. rounding out the top five. They were the only five cars on the lead lap.

The Kenyon Midgets were back at Anderson Speedway in an action-packed 30-lap event. Blake Fitzpatrick was able to take the lead from Tyler Cottongim on the first lap and was able to hold the field off to take the win. Jeff Wimmenauer held the second-place position for twenty-five laps, but then on lap 26 Cottongim fought back and was able to go home with a second place finish. Cale Conley of Vienna, West Virginia scored a third place finish with Drew Charlson and Ryan Miller finishing out the top five..
In preliminary action, Kyle Hamilton and Ryan Miller collected heat race victories. Crawfordsville’s Jacob Wilson posted the top qualifying time with a lap of 12.810 seconds.

In the ThunderCars action, Johnathon Pitts got out front early to lead a few laps, but he had to fend off rookie Sam Folsom. Then, on lap 4, Folsom took the lead and never looked back, at times his lead was a few car lengths over second place finisher Johnathon Pitts. Folsom led the rest of the 20-lap feature and took home the win once again. On the last lap of the race Lonny Burton and Robbie Wyman wrecked and spun after the duo had been battling for a few laps. Nick Warner finished in the third position along with Tim Dick and Alice Riall taking home the fourth and fifth positions.

In the heat races, Alexandria’s Alice Riall won the first heat with Jeff Eytchison claiming the second event. Folsom claimed the fastest lap with a fast time of 14.966 seconds.

Kevin Harmon’s bad luck from last week was gone on Friday night, Harmon took home the win once again. The win makes it Harmon’s fifth of the season in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Ovals. Harmon took the lead on the second lap from Ryan O’Bryant and maintained in that position and came to the checkered with what seemed like a five-car-length lead over second-place finisher Allen Wagner of Chesterfield. Hannah Lundy finished in the third spot, with Chuck Gossett, of Anderson, and Casey Davis finishing out the top five.

Tim Tharp and Tom Crum won the two heats races, while Harmon was able to take home another top qualifying time at 16.217 seconds.

On Saturday, June 9, the CRA Late Models are featured in the Anderson 125 presented by Great Deals Coupon Magazine. Also racing on Saturday will be the Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks, Figure 8’s, and KOIL Legend Series.

On Saturday night, spectator gates open at 4:30p.m., with racing starting at 8p.m. Admission is $13 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12, and five and under are free.

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