Acrey, Poore, Magee and Saxon Claim Victories

Danny Acrey ll, Josh Poore, Johnny Magee and Jeff Saxon were the big winners at Anderson Speedway in the WLBC Saturday Night Summer Series on Saturday, June 6. Three of the four drivers captured their first feature win of the season.

Danny Acrey II and Kyle Flynn raced for the lead in the early going of the 30 lap headliner with Flynn going high in the corner and Acrey making the race winning move on lap four. From there Acrey opened up a comfortable lead to coast to his first win of the year over Carl Muffley, Bret Miles Sr., Rich Boyer and Josh Burton. Randy Hoppes and Acrey were heat winners with Miles the fast timer at 14.203 seconds.

A large field of ThunderCars provided a great battle for all of the events on this night! The feature ended up being a tremendous race between Rob Allman, Rod Phipps and Josh Poore. Phipps and Poore started from the front row after the inversion with Allman working his way into the picture quickly. Phipps did everything possible in racing to pass Poore other than spin him and just couldn't get the job done. Poore took his first win of the year defeating Phipps, Allman, Dustin Burge and Nick Warner in that order. Terry Malone Jr. and Allman were prelim winners with Allman fast qualifier at 14.851 seconds.

With a ton of competitors to race against, point leader Jeff Saxon took advantage of the inversion and a front row starting position to lead the distance in the front wheel drive oval main event. Gary Bragg Jr. never left Saxon's bumper and was making contact at the white flag but it would not deter Saxon from capturing his fourth feature win of the season. Trailers at the checkers were Bragg Jr., Kevin Harmon, Jack Leisure and Nick Warner. Bragg Jr. and Harmon were heat winners with Gary Bragg, Sr fast timer at 15.877 seconds.

Often the Immediadent Figure 8 caps off the program with a bang. It lived up to its reputation! Rickie Tharp led the first circuit before going high and handing the lead to eventual winner Johnny Magee. On Lap 11 Mike Riddle Jr. and Josh Tharp were racing side by side for 3rd. Riddle ended up slamming the protective water barrel in turn #4. He drove away from the corner, retaliated on the car that he thought was responsible, and was sent to the pit for unsportsmanlike conduct. The yellow flew again on lap 16 for an exhaust pipe on the track. The race saw a lot of crossover action with Magee taking his first win of the year defeating Rickie Tharp, Shawn Cullen, Josh Poore and Josh Tharp in that order. Ranny Hinton and Josh Tharp were prelim winners with Magee fast qualifier at 20.015 seconds.

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday, June 13 with the ThunderCar Enduro along with Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 action.

NASCAR sensation Kyle Busch headlines the Champion Racing Association super late models in the Red Bud 300 presented by Great Deals Coupon Magazine on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Two-time ASA champion Gary St. Amant is entered for the event. The race is a tribute to Rex and Becky Robbins the founders of the original American Speed Association national tour. Advance tickets are on sale for $20 by calling the track at (765) 642-0206.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway call (765) 642-0206.