Wyman Scores ThunderCar Win
driver Rob Wyman Sr. continued his hot streak with the feature win Saturday at
Anderson Speedway in the WMDH Thunder Car division.
Shawn Cullen jumped into the lead and was chased by Wyman
and Rod Phipps in a three-car break away from the rest of the field.
A determined Wyman looked high and low to find a way
around Cullen with no success until there was three laps remaining.
Wyman grabbed the low line coming off the fourth corner
and was able to slip past Cullen for the lead and the victory.
Wyman won by two-tenths of a second over Cullen with
Phipps finishing third.
There was a good battle for most of the feature for the
fourth position between Sam Folsom, Hannah Lundy and Phil Jenkins. Folsom
eventually won out for the fourth spot followed by Lundy, Jenkins faded and
"I was biding my time," Wyman said of the early stages of
the race. "There was clean racing, which is always the case with Shawn (Cullen)
and Rod (Phipps).
Lundy recorded her second heat win of the year finishing a
fender ahead of Wyman at the checkers in a spirited heat race.
Lundy took the lead at the start with Wyman and Cullen in
pursuit. Cullen claimed the second spot on the third circuit with a pass of
Wyman on the front straight. The two drivers raced side-by-side with Wyman
edging pass Cullen on the next circuit on the front straight.
From there Wyman closed on Lundy coming up .036 seconds
back in second and Cullen another 0.236 seconds behind in third. Bruce McFall
and Earl Adams II rounded out the top five.
Sam Folsom led the entire distance to win the second heat
race but there was plenty of action behind him.
Jenkins moved into the second position after four laps
with an outside move on Frankie Oaks in turn four. Phipps passed Oakes on lap
five on the front straight and then moved into second by slipping inside Jenkins
in turn three.
Folsom went on to win by 1.8 seconds over Phipps with
Jenkins rounding out the top three. Rodney Milliner passed Oakes for fourth on
the ninth lap.