Phipps Outduels Wyman; McFall, Phipps Get Heat Wins
took advantage of a lapped car with two laps remaining to get outside Rod Wyman
Sr. to pick up the feature win for the WMDH Thunder Cars at Anderson Speedway on
The early lead was taken by
Shawn Cullen, who was chased by Wyman, Hannah Lundy, Earl Adams II and Phipps.
Phipps moved into fourth on
the third circuit with an inside pass of Adams. The lone caution flag waved on
lap four when Rob Noel and Pam Neal made slight contact on the front straight
sending Neal into the outside retaining wall.
The running order remained
the same until lap 15 when Cullen slowed dramatically and was done for the
night. That gave Wyman the lead chased by fast qualifier Lundy, Phipps, Adams
and Sam Folsom.
Phipps made short work of
moving around Lundy for second place and closed to the rear bumper of Wyman.
With Wyman stuck behind a lapped car, Phipps used the outside line to grab the
At the checkers, Phipps won
by 1.6 seconds over Wyman, with Lundy, Adams and Folsom rounding out the top
“This is still a two-groove
race track,” Phipps said of the Anderson Speedway oval. “I knew I would have to
go to the outside to pass for the lead. All the drivers in this division race
Phipps passed Sammy Hawkins
on the outside down the back straight on the third circuit to go on and record
his seventh heat race win of the season.
Lundy and Cullen used the
high line a lap later to get around Hawkins in turn one.
At the finish it was Phipps,
Lundy, Cullen, Hawkins and Folsom.
Elwood’s Bruce McFall led
the entire distance in the second heat race to record his first victory of the
McFall was followed by Earl
Adams II, Wyman, Ronald Adams and Rob Noel at the finish.
Earl Adams and Danny Stanley
Jr. battled for the second position for several laps in the middle stages of the
Adams got inside of Stanley
on the front straight on lap seven and when the two entered turn one, Stanley
made heavy contact with the outside retaining wall.
Lundy set fast time for the
second consecutive week and for the third time this season with a lap of
Wyman was second quick at
14.960-seconds followed by Phipps and Herb Rose.