Anderson Speedway Honors 2010 Champions
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
"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
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
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
"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
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.