Boyer Claims Street Stock Crown; Wyman, Williams, Tharp and Warner Get
ANDERSON, Ind. (October 9, 2010) –
Rob Allman’s bad luck with 11 laps remaining enabled Rich Boyer to claim his
third Street Stock championship at Anderson Speedway on Saturday’s Ed Martin
Toyota championship night.
Fast qualifier Josh Poore led all 50 laps to claim the victory with Josh Myers
grabbing the second position from Allman on lap five with an outside move down
the back straight.
Allman held down the third spot, which was good enough for the championship
title. While running a comfortable third with 11 laps remaining Allman’s car
developed a mechanical problem and he slowed and dropped back in the field.
At the finish Boyer, who entered the race 15 markers behind Allman, claimed the
title with a third place finish.
Entering the night Allman led Boyer by 15 points. He picked up eight points on
Boyer in qualifying. But by winning a heat race, Boyer was once ahead down 15
points heading into the 50-lap feature event.
With Poore opening a comfortable lead the caution flag waved on lap 27 for fluid
in turn two, which bunched up the leaders.
Following the restart Poore was again able to pull away from Myers with Allman
running a comfortable third with Boyer and Ronnie Rose rounding out the top
But that’s when everything went sour for Allman, who finished second in the
point’s battle for a fourth consecutive year. The rear-end in Allman’s Dave
Hacker owned Chevrolet locked up, costing him the champion’s crown.
Poore took the win, his third in a row, followed by Myers, Boyer, Rose and
Derrick Layne. Allman finished sixth, a lap down to the leader.
Boyer said he was retiring from competition after the CRA Street Stock next week
at Winchester Speedway.
A highlight of the entire night of racing action was the clean racing among the
competitors, one track official said it was the cleanest ever on a championship
racing night with titles on the line.
Rob Wyman Sr. made it a clean sweep in WMDH ThunderCar action setting fast time,
winning a heat race and leading all 30 laps of the feature to record his fourth
win of the year.
Wyman was pressured for the entire distance by Hannah Lundy, who kept looking to
the inside hoping to make the pass. Rob Phipps was a close third and kept
pressing Lundy for the position.
Phipps recorded the championship with Wyman moving past Lundy on the final
weekend of competition to claim the second position in the points. Allman
finished fourth followed by Rob Noel.
It was a clean sweep on the final night of competition for Josh Tharp as he held
off Curtis Chapman the entire distance to secure the Figure-8 feature win
followed by Nick Warner, champion Rod Phipps and Jason Pitts.
Jeff Williams took the lead from season champion Chris Teepe with an outside
pass on the front straight and went on to record the victory followed by Ron
Phipps, Ronnie Phipps and Jerry Dane.
Nick Warner celebrated his fifth Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 championship by
winning his sixth feature of the year.
Warner took the lead on lap 10 with an inside slingshot pass of early leader
Ronnie Phipps entering turn one. Donnie Ellis Jr. finished second followed by
Phipps, Elliott McKinney and Ryan Claborn.
Next Saturday is the final U.S. Air Force Night of Thrills presented by Harrison
College at Anderson Speedway with a demolition derby, school bus figure 8’s,
rollover contest, backwards race and Culver’s Trailer Race. Gates open at 4 p.m.
with racing action starting at 7 p.m.