Late Models, Street Stocks and Front Wheel Drives Debut Saturday Night
5, 2012) –
The season kicks off Saturday night for the four regular divisions
at Anderson Speedway. The McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, EDCO
Welding Street Stocks along with G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drives (Oval &
Figure 8’s) will do battle on the historic quarter-mile oval.
The McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models return for the second
consecutive season at the premier division at Anderson Speedway. Last year,
Terry Cater earned the championship finishing ahead of Randy Hoppes and
Brett Robinson. Cater earned a division best three feature victories. Other
drivers that scored victories that are expected to compete this season
include Keith Sterkowitz, Jason Atkinson and Kevin Claborn.
Josh Poore earned the 2011 EDCO Welding Street Stock championship, besting
Josh Myers by 97 markers. Third in the final round-up was Rob Allman with
Randy Hoppes and Frankie Oakes filling out the top five. Poore collected a
division best five feature wins with single event checkered flags claimed by
Myers, Brian Hopkins, Rickie Tharp, Jason Thompson, Ronnie Rose and Jeff
Last season, Jeff Williams captured the G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval
title after producing a remarkable season that included eight feature wins,
five fast times and 13 top-five finishes in 15 events. Trevin Henson and
Paul Phipps rounded out the top three in the championship standings. Chris
Teepe won the Figure 8 crown with season highlights including five checkered
flags and 11 top 10 finishes. Elliott McKinney and Donnie Ellis Jr. filled
out the top performers in the division.
On Saturday night, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing beginning
at 7. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five
and under get in free.