Allman Collects Anderson 75 Win; Lundy, Tharp Also Score Victories
Anderson’s Rob Allman turned in a dominating performance leading all 75 laps to
capture the Champion Racing Association Street Stock feature at Anderson
Speedway on the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Night at the Races on Saturday.
With the fastest 10 cars inverted for the start, Allman started on the pole
position alongside Rich Boyer and rocketed into the lead. Boyer was able to stay
close to Allman until lap 10 when he was black flagged as the result of a
leaking valve cover.
That moved Kentucky driver Rick Erwin and he was able to hold off Brian Hopkins
to record the second and third place finish.
There was spirited racing for the second to fifth position over the final five
laps with Parham holding off Jeff Lane, who twice made pit stops during caution
periods and fought his way back to a fifth place finish.
The best racing of the night took place in the middle stages of the race with
Calvin Parham and fast qualifier Josh Poore battling side by side for the fifth
position. Poore was finally able to get inside of Parham on lap 32 coming off
the second corner. But Poore’s bid for victory ended on lap 43 when he tangled
with the lapped car of J.J. Schafer on the back straight. Poore and Steve
Christman suffered flat tires after making slight contact following the main
The race was red flagged on lap five when Shawn Smith lost his brakes entering
turn three and made heavy contact with Larry Lathan. The incident also collected
John Weisenaure and Rod Phipps.The race was slowed by five cautions.
Alexandria’s Hannah Lundy made in back to back feature wins in the WMDH
ThunderCar division leading the entire distance with Rob Wyman Sr. and Earl
Adams II rounding out the top three.
Lundy and Wyman swapped the top position four times in the first five laps as
they raced side by side with Rod Phipps holding down the third spot.
On the sixth lap Phipps suddenly slowed and at the same time Lundy pulled away
from Wyman to record the victory. As she did following her first ever feature
win on July 31, Lundy danced on the roof of her Chevrolet. Wyman returned to
action after breaking his foot two weeks ago when the throttle stuck during
“I want to thank Rob (Wyman) for racing me clean,” a smiling Lundy said in the
Rickie Tharp passed Keith Morris and Matt Tharp in the same corner on the third
lap to take the lead and then held off Nick Warner to capture the Front Wheel
Drive Figure-8 feature.
Warner passed Morris on the fourth lap to grab the second spot on the back
straight and was able to close on Rickie Tharp when Tharp was unable to get
around the slow car of Mike Irwin momentarily on the front straight.
The race was stopped on the first lap when Kevin Henson made heavy contact with
the outside retaining wall in the second corner. Harry LaShure took the early
lead but spun at the start/finish line and made contact with the first turn
Two nights of racing action will be featured at Anderson Speedway next weekend.
The United States Speed Association midget series will be competing on the high
banked quarter-mile oval on Friday with racing starting at 7:30 p.m. The Thunder
Roadsters, Kenyon Midgets and USSA Midgets will be competing.
On Saturday A-1 Cash Advance presents “Back to School” night with racing action
in the Figure-8, WMDH Thunder Cars, Front Wheel Drive, Legends, Bandeleros and
Last Chance Wrecker Thunder Roadsters on the racing card. Gates open at 5 p.m.
with racing at 8 p.m.