Lundy Leads List of Most Improved Drivers
By Ken de la Bastide
(Dec. 23, 2010) –
Entering every racing season drivers and teams have one goal, improvement during the year and to become competitive in their respective divisions.

Having attended almost every event at Anderson Speedway during the 2010 season, it became evident there were drivers and teams that showed more improvement over the course of the season.

Topping the list was Alexandria driver Hannah Lundy in the WMDH ThunderCar division with plenty of help from fellow competitor Rob Wyman Sr.

Lundy proved herself competitive from the start of the season
battling week after week with Wyman and eventual champion Rod Phipps.

She scored her first feature win on July 31 to the delight of the crowd and quickly climbed on the roof of her car in victory lane to celebrate.

Lundy climbing on the top of her Thunder Car would take place two more times in 2010 and she also recorded four heat wins and set fast time four times.

With Phipps planning to concentrate on the Champion Racing Association Street Stock division in 2011 and Wyman's plans for the year unknown. Lundy will enter next year as a favorite to win the title.

Also during the year in the ThunderCar Division Ronald Adams showed marked improvement and as the season wound down to a close, he was in a competitive position.

Two drivers also stood out in the Street Stock division in 2010. Derrick Layne showed he was ready to become competitive in the division on a regular basis and finished third in the point standings.

With champion Rich Boyer intending to retire, Layne appears poised to battle with Rob Allman for the title.

Tyler Marsh, driving for his father, seemed to show improvement every week as he became more competitive with the front runners.

Marsh finished sixth in the point standings, one position behind his father, Todd.

Danny Stanley Jr. and James Peterson both showed they were on the road to becoming consistent front runners in the Figure-8 Division in 2011. Both finished in the top six in points.

It appeared that both Stanley and Peterson made great strides in learning how to set up a Figure-8 car on Anderson Speedway, a difficult learning curve because the cars rocket off the high banks in the corners to the flat cross-over part of the track.

The choice in the Front Wheel Drive oval division was an easy one.

Trevin Henson, 14, finished 68th in the 2009 points and this year came home in the sixth position. John Davis Jr. should also be included in the most improved in the division.

With rule changes coming for 2011 both Henson and Davis should find themselves more competitive and running among the front runners.

For the FWD Figure-8 competition, I give the nod as most improved to Lawrence Jones.

Jones competed in a tough division with muti-time champion Nick Warner and veteran drivers Elliott McKinney, Harry LaShure, Josh Tharp and Rickie Tharp.

A tough division in which Jones was finally mastering the set-up for his car and started showing at the end of the season that he could be competitive.