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ED Martin Toyota Season Championships Slated for Saturday; Possible Historic Night

(October 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 main event.

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 fourth position.

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.