ED Martin Toyota Season Championships Slated for Saturday; Possible
SPECIAL RACE TIME OF 6 PM
5, 2011) –
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday, October 8
with the ED Martin Toyota Season Championships featured on the high-banked
quarter-mile oval. Showcased events include Late Models, Figure 8’s, EDCO
Welding Street Stocks, WMDH ThunderCars along with Front Wheel Drives on the
Oval and Figure 8. The Kenyon Midgets will also be in action in a 30-lap
The closest battle for a season championship entering the season finale is
the Figure 8 division where Josh Tharp now leads Curtis Chapman by a nine
points. Tharp has been on a roll lately scoring five feature victories in
the last seven events. Chapman has posted four victories and 13 top-five
performances. Third is Jeff Swinford with James Peterson and Nick Warner
rounding out the top five.
There could be a rare feat, maybe a first in auto racing of any kind this
weekend with two women drivers seeking to capture championships in the same
night at the same racing facility. Entering racing action Hannah Lundy holds
a 39 point lead over Lonnie Burton in the WMDH ThunderCar division and
Jessica Bean is hoping to wear the crown as champion of the United States
Speed Association Kenyon Midget Series. Bean enters the night with a 71
point lead over Damon Harris with just one race remaining.
This marks the third visit of the Kenyon Midgets at Anderson Speedway during
the 2011 racing season. Travis Young recorded the win in April and Bean
captured the feature victory in June in a dominating performance.
In the Late Model division, Terry Cater has constructed a comfortable margin
over Randy Hoppes. Third is Brett Robinson with Brandon Mefford ranked in
Josh Poore looks to put the finishing touches on a superb season in the EDCO
Welding Street Stock division. Five feature victories and eight top 10s
after solidly placed Poore in the first position with Josh Myers ranked in
second spot, 107 markers behind first place. Rob Allman is third with Randy
Hoppes and Frankie Oakes completing the top five.
Only 39 markers separate leading Hannah Lundy from Lonny Burton in the WMDH
ThunderCar division. Lundy, who is aiming to become the first female
champion at Anderson Speedway, has 12 top-five finishes while Burton has
visited the winner’s circle on three occasions. Third is Rob Allman with
Frankie Oakes in fourth spot and Rob Noel in fifth.
Jeff Williams has locked up the Front Wheel Drive Oval championship after a
stellar season in the No. 60 car. Williams has posted division bests of
eight feature victories and 11 top-five finishes. Second is Trevin Henson
with Paul Phipps ranked in third spot. Marshall Clark and Ron Phipps fill
out the top five.
A dominant season has placed Chris Teepe into the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8
points lead with a 128 point cushion over Elliott McKinney. Third is Donnie
Ellis Jr. with Trevin Henson and Harry Lashure rounding out the top five.
On Saturday, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing beginning at a
special time of 6. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12.
Children five and under get in free.