Phillips, Owens and Phipps Earn Championships

Racing action returned to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, September 29 featuring Season Championships for Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks, Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks and ImmediaDent Figure 8’s. The Kenyon Midgets also made a special appearance on Saturday night.

Anderson’s Brandon Phillips scored his first season victory in the final event of the Ed Martin Auto Group Trucks and also collected the season championship narrowing edging out the SuperTruck owned by the late Bob Lemen. In the 50-lap feature, Phillips charged into first position at the start getting the jump on former division champion Tony Broyles. Once Phillips held the first position, he then dominated the remainder of the feature in a very clean event.

At the checkers, Ronnie Rose finished 2.659 seconds behind the winner. Broyles was third with Bret Miles Jr. and Brian Lemmer completing the top-five finishers. Phillips posted quick time at 13.900 seconds with Lemmer and Jerry Faucett earning the winning hardware in heat race action.

In the Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks feature, Jake Owens drove a near perfect race to win his seventh main event and earn the championship. Owens out dueled Elwood’s Jake McElfresh at the start and then cruised to the victory. Owens then finished 1.389 seconds ahead of McElfresh with Danny Acrey ll in third position. Alexandria’s John Lundy and Anderson’s Rob Allman rounded out the top five.

Fast time honors were presented to Owens with an official clocking of 12.213 second. Allman and Willy DeHart were victorious in heat races.

Mike Riddle Jr. recorded his seventh victory in the ImmediaDent Figure 8’s as Rod Phipps was crowned champion. The wild season finale began with Michael Phipps grabbing the first position. During the first half of the event, Michael Phipps and Riddle waged a superb battle for leadership honors. The two had several bumps and it ended on the 16th lap when Michael Phipps veered into Riddle and then into the Turn 3 wall. He was unable to continue.

After the restart, Riddle was then forced to fend off consistent challenges from Rod Phipps. The two veteran drivers waged a great battle. Rod Phipps was able to get underneath Riddle on several occasions, but was unable to complete the pass. At the finish, Riddle held off Rod Phipps by less than a car length. Third was Ranny Hinton with Herb Rose and rookie Dustin Burge completing the top five.

Rod Phipps won the 30-lap Oval heat race, finishing just 0.377 seconds ahead of Michael Phipps. Third at the finish was Mike Riddle Jr.

Blake Fitzpatrick of Terre Haute, Ind. led all 30 laps to win the USAC Kenyon Midget feature. Fitzpatrick and his Fitzpatrick Funeral Home/Forsythe Racing Yamaha were trailed by Drew Charlson, Jeff Wimmenauer, Jacob Wilson and fast qualifier Kyle Hamilton. Heat race victories went to Drew Charlson and Cale Conley.

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7 with the 10th Annual Stock Car Festival presented by Chappy’s Rent to Own, Pip Printing, Miller Tire and Southside Automotive.

Ten featured divisions include Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks, Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks, ImmediaDent ThunderCars & Figure 8’s, Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives (Oval and Figure 8), USAC Kenyon Midgets & Ford Focus Midgets, Newco Metals Legends and Mini Cups

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