Magee and Warner Record Enduro Victories
Johnny Magee and Nick Warner had big paydays Saturday evening at Anderson
Speedway as Magee captured the $3,000 to win Thundercar Enduro while Warner was
the overall winner in the Inaugural $750 to win Ed Maynard Memorial 100 for the
Quick Auto Front Wheel Drives This brought a close to the 2008 racing season.
The Thundercar Enduro was a very competitive event with the lead changing hands
nine times. Magee, Nick Warner and Ronnie Phipps were the main players as they
swapped the lead any time they could catch the other one trapped in traffic. 27
of the original 53 starters answered the call to begin the second half of the
race after the break. Magee led 100 thru 136 before Warner would get in front
but only for a lap. Magee jumped right back in front on lap 138 and stayed on
the point thru lap 179. Warner trapped Magee in traffic and re-took the lead on
lap 180 only to see Magee take it back on a re-start on lap 189.
Warner made a valiant effort to get around Magee on the final lap as he even
spun Magee across the finish line. Following Magee and Warner to the checker
were Ronnie Phipps, Rob Allman and Eddie Wolf. Ronnie Rose was fast qualifier at
Fifty-one Quick Auto Front Wheel Drives went into battle in the Inaugural Ed
Maynard Memorial 100 presented by Battery Masters and Great Deals Coupon
Magazine. It was divided into two 50 features with an overall points winner
decided. In feature #1 the lead changed hands five times with Travis Burge
leading most of the laps. Burge's mount failed on lap 42 vaulting Nick Warner to
the lead and the first checker defeating Ronnie Phipps, Kevin Harmon, Trevor
Abbot and Kevin Claborn in that order.
In feature #2, Todd Yarberry led the first 8 circuits before being headed by
Tony Hackney. Rickie Tharp made the race winning pass on lap in traffic on lap
27 and went on to victory. Trailing Big Dawg were Nick Warner, Randy Hoppes,
Eddie Claborn and Ronnie Phipps. Nick Warner was declared the overall champion
by having the lowest point total. Rounding out the top five overall were Ronnie
Phipps, Rickie Tharp, Trevor Abbott and Eddie Claborn. Trevor Abbott was fast
qualifier at 15.698 seconds.
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