Poore Dominates Street Stocks; Boyer Wears Champions Crown
(October 11, 2010) –
Anderson driver Josh Poore turned in a dominant performance to win his
third consecutive Street Stock feature during the Ed Martin Toyota championship
night at Anderson Speedway on Saturday.
But all eyes were clearly focused on the championship battle between Rob Allman
and Rich Boyer. Allman entered the night with a 15-point margin over Boyer and
following qualifying and heat races the difference remained the same entering
All Alllman had to do was keep Boyer behind him or within two positions to wear
the championship crown for the first time.
Poore jumped into the lead at the start chased by Allman, Josh Myers, Boyer and
Ronnie Rose. Myers used the outside line down the back straight on lap five to
move past Allman. From there the top five all ran comfortably in their
respective positions when the caution flag waved on lap 27 for debris on the
From there the championship battle took an unexpected turn. With Poore and Myers
pulling away from the rest of the field, Allman slowed on lap 39, which allowed
Boyer to move into third. Rose passed Allman a lap later to put Boyer on top of
the point standings.
At the finish it was Poore holding off Myers by a second followed by Boyer,
Rose, Derrick Layne and Allman. Boyer won his third Street Stock championship by
15 points. While celebrating the championship, Boyer told the fans his car was
for sale and announced his intention to retire.
"I wasn't going to catch him," Boyer said of Allman. "He had to break."
Allman said the rear end locked up on his Chevrolet and said the disappointment
lasted until he climbed into the Dave Hacker WMDH ThunderCar for that feature
"It's been a good year," Allman said.
There was exciting action in the two heat races for the division.
Rose, Todd Marsh, Boyer, Layne and Allman raced side-by-side for the opening
five laps of the first heat. Marsh claimed the lead from Rose on the fourth lap
with an inside pass on the front straight.
Boyer slipped past Rose two laps later on the front straight and Allman moved
into the third position with a similar move a lap later.
On the final lap Boyer got inside of Marsh going down the back straight to
record his fifth heat win of the season by .252-seconds over Marsh with Allman,
Rose and Myers rounding out the top five.
In the second heat race Dennis Hill grabbed the top spot and was challenged
early by Frankie Oakes. On the second lap Tyler Marsh made contact with the
outside wall in turn one after bouncing off the car of Chase Lane.
With Hill on the point, Kyle Flynn was able to get around
Oakes on the outside coming off turn two to claim the second spot with Oakes
coming home in third.