Eric Evans Wins
ThunderCar Enduro, Kevin Harmon Collects Front Wheel Drive Challenge
The 60th season of racing concluded at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, October
20th with the ThunderCar Enduro 200, Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive
Challenge, Spectator Races and a huge fireworks show.
Greenfield’s Eric Evans scored his second consecutive ThunderCar Enduro victory
and third of his career. The 200-lap event began with Rob Allman pacing the
opening circuits as 62 cars took the green flag. The first portion of the event
featured a rash of red flags due to accidents as race conditions are either
green or red. One of the early retirees was second place running Ronnie Rose.
Evans was able to advance from his fifth starting spot to take the lead while in
heavy traffic. Once Evans was out front, he then dominated the remainder of the
first half. After 100 laps, a 10 minute break occurred that allowed teams to
make adjustments prior to the final 100 circuits.
The beginning of the second segment showcased a duel between Evans and Chuck
Cook. The two drivers traded first position on several occasions before Cook
dropped on lap 131 due to mechanical problems.
Evans then cruised the victory, finishing 3.232 seconds ahead of Allen Williams
Jr. Third was Mike Riddle Jr. with Nick Warner and Dustin Burge completing the
top five. Allman set quick time at 15.087 seconds.
The 2nd Annual Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Challenge featured two
30-lap features with a points system determining the overall winner.
Alexandria’s Kevin Harmon completed a slide job in turn 2 on Nick Warner to grab
the lead during the late stages of the first feature and then worked through
heavy traffic to score the win. Devin Mitchell placed second with Warner, Andy
Keller and Russ Humes rounding out the top five.
In the second feature, Warner powered around Mike Burgess during the middle
stages and then turned in a dominant performance, finishing over five seconds
ahead of Kevin Harmon. Third was Randy Hoppes with Kyle Byrd and Cary Abrell
filling out the top five. Warner was the quick timer at 15.837 seconds.
Harmon earned the overall victory with the low point total of four. Warner
finished second with Humes in third spot.
Ron Adams was the winner in the Spectator Races, scoring the victory over Shane
Bandy in the two lap championship.
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