Spring Championships Featured on Saturday
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action this weekend with Spring Championships taking place on Saturday, May 22. Featured divisions include Figure 8’s, Street Stocks, WMDH ThunderCars, Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 action along with the brand new Pure Stock division.

Former three-time division champion Rich Boyer and points runner-up Rob Allman are tied in the Street Stock point standings entering the action this weekend that will award double points. Both drivers have earned a feature victory with Boyer also claiming the CRA Street Stock victory a few weeks back. Other early season challengers include Muncie’s Derrick Layne, veteran Randy Hoppes and Larry Greene Jr.

Rod Phipps continues his strong start in the Figure 8 division in search of another championship at Anderson Speedway. He leads former division titlist Curtis Chapman by 30 points with two-time champion Jeff Swinford ranking third. Dale Phillips and Bruce McFall round out the top five.

Only two points events into the ThunderCar season, Shawn Cullen has performed at a high level to sit atop the standings. He won the opening event in April and added his second consecutive top five finish last weekend. Other competitors in the hunt include Rod Phipps, Nick Warner and Rob Wyman Sr., who scored his first victory after retiring from racing for 12 years.

Chris Teepe paces the Front Wheel Drive Oval standings with a 23 point advantage over Gary Bragg Sr. Third is Gary Bragg Jr. with Kevin Harmon and Frank Gasho filling out the top five. Harmon leads the division with two feature victories.

Four victories in the initial five events have propelled Rickie Tharp into the first position in the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 standings, but Nick Warner and Josh Tharp remain close behind heading into the Spring Championship. Rickie Tharp and Warner have scored top-five finishes in each of the features so far in 2010.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. on Saturday with racing beginning at 8. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.