Poore Continues Winning Ways, Warner Gets Thrilling Figure 8 Victory
17, 2011) –
Anderson driver Josh Poore continued his domination of the EDCO Welding
Street Stock division with his eighth consecutive win Friday at Anderson
Poore recorded his third win of the 2011 season and captured the last five
feature wins of 2010. For good measure Poore also won a Champion Racing
Association Street Stock feature at Anderson.
He jumped into the lead and held off Josh Myers on two restarts to record
the win. Rob Allman used the outside line early in the race to move into
sixth and then climbed into the top five with 12 laps remaining when Rob
Wyman Jr. got loose coming off turn four.
Allman passed Tyler Marsh with an inside move on lap 11 and then moved into
third on lap 15 with an outside pass of Rickie Tharp in turn three. Allman
challenged Myers for the second spot on the final restart, but was unable to
complete the pass.
Poore was followed to the checkers by Myers, Allman, Tharp and Wyman.
There was a classic battle for the win in the Figure-8 division with Josh
Tharp, Nick Warner and Curtis Chapman running nose to tail for the first 12
Warner attempted several times to get around Tharp with Chapman lurking
waiting for one of the two leaders to make a mistake. Finally on lap 13
Warner got inside of Tharp entering turn three and Chapman grabbed the
second spot with a pass on the back straight.
Warner and Chapman continued to race in lock-step for the final eight laps
following a spin by Ronnie Phipps in the crossover. Chapman got along side
of Warner on the outside entering turn three, but Warner maintained the low
The tight racing continued on the final lap when Warner got loose in turn
one and went up toward the outside wall and when he came back down the
track, nudged Chapman high in turn two.
Warner recorded a close win over Chapman followed by Tharp, Phipps and James
“We’ve been coming up a little short every week,” Warner said after the win.
“I didn’t expect that to happen on the final lap. Everyone is driving at a
different level this year.”
The only thing that slowed down Jeff Williams in the Front Wheel Drive oval
division on the way to the checkered flag was a caution on lap 14.
Williams jumped into the lead at the start and pulled away from Ron Phipps
and Kevin Henson.
On the 14th circuit the car of James Frawley dropped fluid on the track down
the back straight and into turn three, that collected the cars of Jerry Dane
and Kevin Henson. Both Dane and Henson made contact with the turn three
outside retaining wall.
On the restart Williams again pulled away from Phipps to win by 4..775
seconds with Sean Bragg finishing third.
Chris Teepe continued his dominance in the Front Wheel Drive Figure-8
Division taking the lead at the start and never facing a serious challenge
from his competitors.
Following Teepe at the finish was Bruce McFall, Mike Alley, Donnie Ellis Jr.
and Elliott McKinney. McKinney suffered a flat tire while running third with
three laps remaining and dropped to fifth.
Teepe has won four of the five feature events this season.
Ivy Tech Night at the Races is scheduled for Saturday night starting at 8
p.m. with the HOSS Winged Sprints headlining the racing card which includes
the Anderson Late Models, Legends, WMDH Thunder Cars and Front Wheel Drive