Anderson Speedway Honors 2010 Champions
(November 15, 2010) –  Six champions were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2010 racing season at the annual Anderson Speedway banquet last Saturday.

Rich Boyer bested Rob Allman for the Street Stock championship on the final weekend of racing for the division when Allman's mount suffered a spring problem that knocked him out of the point's lead. For Boyer it was his fourth Street Stock championship having won the title in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

During the season Boyer won three heat races, three features and added a win in a Champion Racing Association event at the speedway.

"It was a pretty good year," Boyer acknowledged. "We cut the existing car up last February and started building a new one. We pulled an all nighter and got it finished in time for the first race. That night we won a heat race."

Rod Phipps was presented the championship hardware in two divisions winning the Figure 8 and Thunder Car titles.

Phipps car owner in the Figure 8 division, Brenda Allman provided some laughs during the trophy presentation.

"I forgot I was the owner," Allman quipped. "Rodney (Milliner) and Rob took care of if for me."

Allman said she wouldn't be a car owner again.

Phipps said the team owned by Terry Malone Jr. and driver Curtis Chapman made a hard charge for the championship in the closing weeks of the season.

"I have nothing but respect for them," he said.

"I was glad to get it done," Phipps said after earning a third championship in the division duplicating the feat he accomplished in 2003 and 2007.

Phipps repeated as the champion in the Thunder Car division for car owner Milliner.

"People don't realize how tough it was," he said of winning two championships.

He said Rob Wyman Sr., second in the points, had one bad night which kept the battle from going down to the final weekend.

Phipps also said it was great to watch Hannah Lundy mature as a driver in 2010.

"I've been behind her a lot this year," he said. "It has been neat to watch her grow."

Chris Teepe repeated his 2004 championship in the Front Wheel Drive, winning by the largest margin in the history of Anderson Speedway.

"At the start of this season it wasn't that easy," Teepe said. "Gary Bragg Jr. and Gary Bragg Sr. were strong. It still wasn't easy after they stopped competing."

Nick Warner captured his fifth Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 championship in six years and announced his intentions to compete in the Street Stock division in 2011.

"This year was a little different," he said. "The division was more competitive this year. It took more work on preparing the cars."

Rob Noel won the Pure Stock Division title and started to compete in the Thunder Car division late in 2010 with plans to run full time in that division in 2011.

Special awards announced at Anderson Speedway banquet

Anderson Speedway officials announced special awards presented to drivers and owners during the annual banquet last Saturday at the Officer's Club in Anderson.

The Bob Remington Dedication award is named for the former long time technical inspector at Anderson Speedway and was presented by his wife, and the Rocky Tharp Sportsmanship award is named in honor of Tharp who died while responding to a fire in Cowan as a member of the volunteer fire department.

In the Street Stock Division Muncie's Tyler Marsh was named rookie of the year with Derrick Layne receiving the Bob Remington Dedication award and Todd Marsh the recipient of the Rocky Tharp Sportsmanship Award.

In the Figure-8 Division, James Peterson received the Bob Remington Dedication award and Rod Phipps was named the Rocky Tharp Sportsman.

Ronald Adams received rookie of the year honors in the Thunder Car division with Hannah Lundy being awarded the dedication honors and car owner Rodney Milliner the sportsmanship award.

In the Front Wheel Drive oval division the sportsmanship award went to Anderson firefighter Brad Bell and Paul Phipps was the recipient of the dedication honor.

For the Front Wheel Drive figure-8 competitors the winner of the dedication award was Lawrence Jones and Harry LaShure received the sportsman honors.