Grant Fritz/Greg Dietzen Memorial Set for Saturday Night
premier Legends event of the season will be held at Anderson Speedway on
Saturday, August 28 when the Grant Fritz/Greg Dietzen Memorial will showcase the
division in a 100-lap event. The Anderson/Madison County Visitors & Convention
Bureau Night at the Races will also feature Street Stocks, WMDH ThunderCars,
Bandoleros and Last Chance Wrecker Thunder Roadsters.
In last year’s Grant Fritz/Greg Dietzen Memorial, Tennessee competitor David
Moyes lll earned his second consecutive victory in the event. Moyes was the fast
qualifier and started the 100-lap feature in the 10th position and moved into
the top five after only 14 laps.
Chris Weddle took the lead at the start and held a pack of the fast qualifiers
behind him for the first half of the race. But it was Moyes that was on the
move, on lap 34 he passed John Robbins for the fourth spot and four laps later
he got inside of James Edsall III for third.
On lap 51 Moyes got inside of Weddle entering Turn three to take the lead. After
opening a sizeable lead Moyes watched Robbins close over the final 20 laps.
Lapped traffic allowed Robbins to close to Moyes rear bumper but a caution with
eight laps remaining when Tony Holden spun. On the restart Moyes pulled away for
the victory followed by Robbins, Kyle Baugh, Weddle and Bryan Nuckles.
“I tried to patient the first 50 laps,” Moyes said. “It seemed to work out. With
the lapped traffic I thought it was going to be a repeat of two years ago when I
was passed with less than ten laps remaining.”
In the Street Stock point standings Rob Allman holds a 28 point advantage over
Rich Boyer with Derrick Layne listed in third position. Randy Hoppes and Todd
Marsh round out the top five in the points rundown.
Returning to the winner’s circle last weekend helped expand Rod Phipps points
lead in the WMDH ThunderCars to 100 markers over Rob Wyman Sr. Third is Hannah
Lundy who has collected two feature victories in the previous three events. Sam
Folsom and Early Adams ll complete the top five.
The Bandoleros and Last Chance Wrecker Thunder Roadsters will also be part of
the exciting race program on Saturday night.
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