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Hoosier Park Spring Championship Featured on Saturday Night

(May 17, 2012) – Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, May 19 with Hoosier Park Spring Championships featured on the quarter-mile oval. Divisions in action include McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, EDCO Welding Street Stocks, WMDH ThunderCars along with G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 action.

Rob Allman paces the MEP Late Models with a 12-point lead over Ronnie Rose in the point standings. Both drivers have collected two top-five finishes to kick start their seasons. Third is Josh Cave with former track champions Josh Poore and Fred Hopkins filling out the top five.

Josh Myers has begun the 2012 EDCO Welding Street Stock season on tear, winning three of the opening four events. He has constructed a 32-point margin over Rickie Tharp with opening night winner Jimmy Kirby ranked in third position. Fourth is Tyler Marsh with Frankie Oakes rounding out the top five.

In the WMDH ThunderCar division, Rob Allman holds a 10 point cushion over defending champion Hannah Lundy. Third is Rob Wyman with Frankie Oakes and Earl Adams ll completing the top five.

Ron Phipps sits atop the G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval division. Chris Jennings is second only 12 markers behind first place. Joseph Jennings is third in the points rundown with Marshall Clark Jr. and Paul Phipps completing the list of the top performers.

New track record holder Mike Alley leads the G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 standings with Donnie Ellis Jr. in second spot. Kevin Henson is third with Elliott McKinney in fourth and Harry Lashure in fifth position.

On Saturday, May 19, spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with the racing beginning at 8. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.