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Marsh Hometown Markets Figure 8 Madness Set for 4th of July

(June 30, 2011) – One of Anderson Speedway’s most popular events, Marsh Hometown Markets Figure 8 Madness, is set to be showcased on Monday, July 4th.

Featured divisions to be part of the racing program include IOFS Outlaw Figure 8’s, School Bus Figure 8’s, Anderson Figure 8’s, IOFS Compacts and Culver’s Trailer Race. A huge fireworks show will brighten up the skies above Anderson Speedway following the racing program.

The School Bus Figure 8’s return for their action-packed 12-lap main event. Mike Alley was the winner in the most recent School Bus event. The always entertaining Culver’s Trailer Race returns. Cody Rinehart won the race in April that provided plenty of highlights for the fans.

IOFS officials are expecting a huge field of cars in both the Outlaw and Compact divisions. The last Outlaw event at Anderson on June 11 produced a photo finish as race winner, Gary Bedell, barely nipped Jack Dossey Jr. for the closest finish in IOFS history. That event also saw veteran driver, Mike St. John, come out of retirement and waged a classic battle with Dossey for the initial 34 laps before the duo made contact, sending both to the tail.

This event will be the third race on the 2011 IOFS Compact schedule. Current point leader, Mike Alley, will try to maintain his point lead as well as trying to secure his first IOFS victory of the season. Elliott McKinney was victorious during the last visit to Anderson June 11. The IOFS Compact series will have a short week as they will be in action again on July 9 on the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville.

A close battle continues in the Anderson Speedway Figure 8 division with former champion Curtis Chapman holding on to a 19-point advantage over Nick Warner. The last two events in the division have showcased superb racing and Monday’s event has the potential to produce another memorable race.

On Monday, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing program at 7. Adult admission is $12 for adults with kids ages 6-12 admitted for $4. Children five and under get in free.