Allman Takes ThunderCar Feature; Phipps, Cullen Heats Winners
The Spring Championships proved to be an exceptional night for Anderson veteran Rob Allman.

After winning the Street Stock feature, Allman strapped into an WMDH Thunder Car and backed up his quick time during qualifications to lead the entire distance for the victory.

Allman jumped into the lead and was closely chased by Rob Wyman Sr. for the first few laps, but gradually started to pull away. The field was bunched back up on lap nine because of fluid on the track.

On the restart Allman again started stretching his lead while Wyman was challenged for the second spot by Ronnie Rose, Rod Phipps and Shawn Cullen. The four drivers raced in close contact with each other.

Rose got inside of Wyman on lap 13 with an inside pass coming off the fourth corner and two laps later Wyman dove to the inside entering turn three to regain the position as Rose slowed.

At the checkers Allman won by 6.391 seconds followed by Wyman, Phipps, Cullen and Nick Warner.

“The car was really good tonight,” he said. “Nothing better than this,” Allman said of the two feature wins.

Jeff Saxon took the early lead in the first heat and maintained the point until lap eight when Phipps was able to get inside entering turn three. On the final lap Saxon was passed by both Warner and Allman using the high groove through turn four.

In the second heat race, Earl Adams II took a short lived lead at the start with Cullen moving to the outside going down the front straight to take the lead.

Adams was passed on the third circuit by Wyman on the outside along the front straight and by Rose on the back stretch.

For Cullen it was his second consecutive heat win.