Warner, Cottongim, Rogers and
Mitchell Score Friday Night Victories
By Cassie Marcum
Anderson Speedway returned to action
on July 20th with the MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series featuring Kenyon
Midgets, ThunderCars and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval and
Figure 8 racing.
Nick Warner took home the checkered in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel
Drive Figure 8’s to score his eleventh win of the season. A good battle for
third place developed early in the race with the cars of Keith Morris, Andy
Keller, and Bryce Hall. They were 3-wide going into the corner and maintained
that way through the cross over. Morris was able to get the spot at the line.
Warner held off a challenging drive by Jeff Wright and was able to lead all 10
laps of the race. Wright was second at the checkered and Morris was third.
Keller and Hall rounded out the top five.
The Kenyon Midgets were back in action at Anderson Speedway. Megan Wood was able
to get the lead at the green. Wood had her hands full trying to hold off Tyler
Cottongim, who was right on her tail for the first part of the race. On lap 14,
Cottongim was able to get around Wood, who fell quickly back to the seventh spot
before the next lap. By the end of the race, Cottongim had a 10-car length lead
on the rest of the field and was able to take home the win. Blake Fitzpatrick
scored a second place finish. Caleb Armstrong, Ryan Miller, and Jeff Wimmenauer
finished out the top five.
In preliminary action, Kyle Hamilton and Wimmenauer won the two heat races.
Blake Fitzpatrick was the top qualifier with a time of 12.603 seconds.
In ThunderCar action, Darryl Rogers spun before scoring lap 1 of the race.
However, that didn’t hurt Rogers’ chances because the field got a complete
restart and Rogers took the lead at the green. By lap 7, Rogers had a 7-car
length lead on the field, but that didn’t last long because Nick Warner caught
up with Rogers on lap 14. Rogers was able to hold off a hard drive by Warner to
score his first win of the season. Warner finished second and Tim Dick was
third. Dennis Farver, Sr. and Tim Nickerson finished fourth and fifth.
In the ThunderCar heat races, Johnathon Pitts won the first heat with Tim Dick
winning the second one. Sam Folsom had the fastest qualifying time with 15.057
Anderson’s Devin Mitchell was able to get his first win of the season in the
Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Ovals. Mitchell got the lead at the green
with him and the second place car of Hannah Lundy driving to a big lead on the
rest of the field. Mitchell was able to hold off Lundy to lead all 15 laps of
the feature en route to the victory. Lundy finished second. Bryan Wright, David
Baker, and Allen Wagner rounded out the top five.
Lundy and Lenny Thompson won the two heats races. Mitchell was the top qualifier
with a time of 16.195 seconds.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206