Boyer Gets Exciting Street Stock Win; Harmon, Rose and Tharp Also Score
Anderson’s Rich Boyer used a power move around the outside on the second lap
to climb from third place to the lead and then held off Rob Allman for the
Street Stock feature win at Anderson Speedway on Saturday.
After claiming the top spot Boyer maintained the low line to keep Allman at bay
for the entire 40 lap distance to claim his first feature win of the year.
Allman was going to have to use the outside groove to make the pass for the lead
or hope that Boyer would make a mistake, something that Boyer didn’t allow to
Ronnie Rose used a similar move on the seventh circuit to move from fifth to the
third spot. The top three were chased by Derrick Layne and Jeff Perry with fast
qualifier Josh Myers moving through the field.
Myers and Tyler Marsh both spun on the 17th lap in turn three after contact was
made with both drivers being sent to the rear of the field. On the 28th lap Rose
suddenly slowed giving up the third position.
Myers again climbed through the field when he made contact with Jeff Perry while
battling for the fourth position and was again relegated to the back of the
At the finish Boyer held off Allman with Layne, Randy Hoppes and Myers rounding
out the top five.
Chesterfield’s Kevin Harmon used an inside move on lap eight to pass Gary Bragg
Sr. entering turn one of the Front Wheel Drive Oval feature and then watched a
big lead evaporate as Gary Bragg Jr. closed on his bumper with two laps
Harmon maintained the low line forcing Bragg to make an unsuccessful attempt to
grab the lead on the high side on the final lap. Bragg Sr. finished third
followed by Don Ellis III and fast qualifier Chris Teepe.
Nick Warner led the first three laps but on a restart his car failed to
accelerate and he fell out of competition.
“I saw Bragg closing on me and then he bumped me,” Harmon said of his second
consecutive win. “It’s good to race against guys that will race you clean.”
Harmon won by .110 seconds over Bragg.
Anderson’s Ronnie Rose finally got some good luck in 2010 to win the Figure-8
Division feature race leading from start to finish. For most of the race a
blanket could be thrown over the top four drivers as Curtis Chapman, Jeff
Swinford and Rod Phipps.
Over the final three laps Rose was able to pull away for the victory and his
first win of the season.
Anderson’s Rickie Tharp took the lead with an outside pass of Elliott McKinney
on the second lap and then held off defending Front Wheel Drive Figure-8
champion Nick Warner to secure the victory.
McKinney and Josh Tharp got together on lap 3 coming off the second corner
ending the night for both drivers.
Following Tharp and Warner to the finish was Donnie Ellis Jr. who stayed in
close contact with the leaders.
The Champion Racing Association Street Stocks make their first appearance of the
2010 season next Saturday for a 75-lap feature event along with the Figure-8 and
Front Wheel Drive divisions. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing starting at 8 p.m.