Allman On A Streak; Point's Race Tightens Up
By Ken de la Bastide
16, 2012) –
Over the past five races in the WMDH ThunderCar division, Rob
Allman has scored four feature wins including Saturday’s event during AERCO
Heating and Cooling night at Anderson Speedway.
The run of four wins has put Allman in a position to challenge for the 2012
championship with defending title holder Hannah Lundy with one race
Allman recorded the victory when leader Earl Adams II suddenly slowed on lap
15, which put Allman into the top spot.
Eddie Richardson took the early lead, but was passed by Adams on lap five on
the front straight. Richardson was passed a lap later by Allman on the back
straight. Richardson then fell to fourth when he was passed by Phil Jenkins
and Lundy, when he drifted high in turn two.
When Adams slowed that gave Allman the lead and he won by less than a second
over Jenkins with Lundy, Richardson and Ryan Buckner completing the top
Lundy dodged a bullet in the first heat race that could have drastically
altered the point standings going into the final race.
On the seventh lap Ronnie Rose lost an engine going into turn one and came
to a fiery stop ion turn two. Lundy running behind Rose got into the oil and
made contact with the outside retaining wall.
With the help of other teams, Lundy’s crew was able to make repairs to the
right front suspension and get her back into the race.
Richardson and Chris Snyder raced side by side at the start of the race with
Snyder getting the advantage on the second lap. Following the caution for
Rose’s car, Snyder was leading Jenkins, Allman, Richardson and Adams.
Jenkins used the outside line on the restart to take the lead from Snyder
entering turn one and went on to record his first win of the season followed
by Snyder and Allman.
In the second heat race Danny Stanley Jr. took the lead at the waving of the
green flag, but he was passed by Ryan Buckner on lap four on the front
It appeared as if Buckner was going to get the win when on lap eight his car
slowed suddenly and he pulled into the infield.
That gave Stanley is first heat win of the year followed by Randy Hoppes and
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