Families Have Fun at Anderson Speedway
It was the first of what is hoped to be an annual Family Fun Night at Anderson
Speedway Saturday evening with hundreds of families thrilled with a night of
racing and spectator events, capped with the Stunt Metal/Demented Free Style
Motorcyle Stunt Show.
To start the evening, the kids got
into action with tricycle, big wheel and bicycle racing. It proved to be a big
hit. The Little Tikes raced from flag stand to flag stand, down the main
straightaway with Serenity Deeter, Carli Maynard and Elia Sink all big winners.
Next came the 5 and 6 year olds racing around the "tri-oval" on the main
straightaway. "Big Dog" Rickie Tharp, II led Shaiyla Craig, Jimmy Hankins,
Isaiah Johns, and Levi Maynard to the checkered flag.
Up for the final heat were the 7, 8 &
9 year olds. This required extra durability as they took a complete lap around
Anderson Speedway. Tyler Deeter showed the rest the quick way around winning by
a bicycle length. Following in no particular order were Quentin Hankins, Jacob
Tharp, Megan Tharp, Dakota Walker and Braden Zirkle. The "old codgers" (parents,
etc) were not to be out done as they challenged one another to a one lap
"bike-off". Surviving was Rickie Tharp to take the checker, who following
several gasps of air, said "I had a blast and hope we do it again!" All the kid
competitors won trophies from Anderson Speedway.
Melissa Southerland captured the Powder Puff Front Wheel Drive event and has
issued a challenge for any other powder puff driver to come and defeat her!
Bobby Shive finished 2nd.
Thanks Marsh Supermarkets, two bicycles, one big wheel and one race car replica
was given away to four lucky kids in the stands. The big winners were Angel
Jarvis (bike); Shaiyla Craig (bike); Olivia Davis (big wheel) and Zachary
The USAC Ford Focus Midgets were on hand for a full program of racing. Craig
Haack hacked the competition to capture the 40 lap headliner by 2 seconds
defeating Kyle Hamilton, Andy Nock, Julia Landauer and Jordan Pennington. Haack
and Hamilton were heat winners.
The "big" mini cups were on hand to thrill the fans and kids with some miniature
racing. Courtney Hannah captured the exciting 25 lap feature defeating Charles
Colbert in a close battle at the wire over Joseph Gallagher, Tim Phillips and
Capping off the program was the Stunt Metal/Demented Free Style Motorcycle Stunt
Show. Wheelies, Stoppies, Burnouts including a "tire burst" and a hands free
hand stand thrilled the fans performed by Nick Hudgens, Aaron Ryan and Chris
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action with Season Champions on Saturday,
September 27. Featured divisions include Ed Martin Chevrolet SuperTrucks,
ImmediaDent Figure 8’s, Street Stocks, Newco Metals Legends and Quick Auto Front
Wheel Drive Pro.
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