Boyer Gets Exciting Street Stock Win; Harmon, Rose and Tharp Also Score Feature Victories
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 happen.

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 field.

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 remaining.

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.