Kaiser Gets H.O.S.S. Winged Sprint Car Win; Lundy Claims WMDH ThunderCar
Victory and Title
By Ken de la Bastide
29, 2012) – Just when it looked like Aaron Pierce was on his
way to victory in the HOSS Winged Sprint feature, it all went away with two
Pierce set fast time on Herald Bulletin night at Anderson Speedway and
started sixth in the feature following the inversion.
Chris Neuenschwander jumped into the lead at the start with Pierce running
fifth after the first lap. By lap 13 Pierce had moved into the second
position and started to chase down the leader.
With Neuenschwander approaching lapped traffic, Pierce closed and made the
pass on lap 31 with an inside pass coming off turn two after the two leaders
made slight contact.
Neuenschwander was able to keep in close contact with Pierce as the two
picked their way through slower cars. On lap 38 Pierce lost his patience and
attempted to pass Doug Stepke entering turn one.
The two made contact with Pierce’s car driving over the front of Stepke’s
and came to a stop in turn two where Neuenschwander was collected. Both
Pierce and Neuenschwander were able to continue.
That gave the lead to Geoff Kaiser followed by Joe Swanson and Cody Gallogly.
On the restart Kaiser pulled away for the victory with Swanson, Gallogly,
Pierce and Ryan Gillenwater rounding out the top five.
“I didn’t have the winning car tonight, it was probably going to be Aaron
(Pierce) or Chris (Neuenschwander),” Kaiser said. “I just tried to stay out
of trouble. Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.”
Swanson won the series championship with Gallogly picking up rookie of the
Defending WMDH ThunderCar champion Hannah Lundy made it two championships in
a row by winning for the third time in 2012.
Lundy entered the night with a slim three-point lead over Rob Allman. But
she set fast time during qualifications and then led the entire distance to
capture the feature.
She was followed to the checkers by Phil Jenkins, Earl Adams II, Doug Dugger
By winning the championship in 2011, Lundy became the first woman to win a
division title at Anderson Speedway.
Jerry Dane captured his seventh win in the G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive
oval division, passing Marshall Clark Jr. on the five lap with an inside
pass coming off the second corner.
Paul Phipps got around Clark on lap 12 in turn one to finish second with
division champion Ron Phipps coming home in third after getting inside of
Clark on lap 20.
Elliott McKinney grabbed the lead from Mike Alley on a restart on lap three
entering turn one and went on to record his second feature win in the Front
Wheel Drive Figure-8 action.
The race was red-flagged on lap two when Michael Smith made heavy contact
with the car of Kevin Henson in the cross-over. The impact split Henson’s
car almost in two. Neither driver was injured.
Alley captured the championship with his second place finish followed by
Mark Allman in third.
Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, October 6th with
first appearance of the Must See Racing Supermodifieds in the Twin 50’s.
Other divisions in action include UMRA Midgets, Mel Kenyon Midgets and
For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visit
www.andersonspeedway.com or contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.