By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Rob Allman scored his
initial feature win of the season in the
McGunegill Engine Performance late models
Saturday at Anderson Speedway.
Allman took the lead from the start after
the front run of Billy VanMeter and Greg
Alst were sent to the tail for several false
Once on the point Allman had to survive six
restarts against a trio of drivers wanting
the lead by racing side by side. First he
was challenged by Danny Trent, then Jeff
Marcum and finally Ronnie Rose.
Behind Allman’s front running car, Rose took
advantage the caution periods to climb back
through the field after dropping from third
to fifth in the early stages of the event.
The final caution flag waved when Greg
VanAlst and Marcum tangled in turn one while
battling for the fourth position.
Trent, who spun on lap 14 after contact with
Billy VanMeter, charged back to second at
the finish by passing Rose with an inside
move entering turn one.
Following Allman to the checkers were Trent,
Rose, Joe Woodring and Brad Anderson.
In Street Stock action, fast qualifier
Calvin Parham recorded his first win of the
year, but he was pressed the entire distance
by Danny Acrey Jr., Jacob McElfresh and
Acrey stayed glued to Parham’s tail hoping
the Knightstown driver would make a mistake.
Parham refused to surrender the low groove
for the entire 40 lap feature that was run
without a caution period.
McElfresh used a power move on the outside
of Kirby on lap 18 going down the back
straight to claim the third spot followed by
Kirby and Tyler Marsh.
Curtis Chapman kept his winning streak in
the WMDH Thunder Car division going by
recording his third consecutive feature
Rob Allman took the early lead in the
conclusion of a May 4 event that was halted
by rain, but on lap 14 got loose coming off
the fourth corner which allowed Chapman to
take the point.
Chapman was followed to the checkers by
Allman and Tom Gossar.
He made it a double by winning his fourth
consecutive feature taking the lead from
fast qualifier Allman at the start and
pulling away to a comfortable margin.
Allman tangled with the slower car of Austin
Russell with three laps remaining while
That gave Trent Gossar a chance to challenge
for the victory, but Chapman was not to be
denied. Trent Gossar finished second
followed by Tom Gossar, Nick Warner and
In Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 action, Kevin
Henson scored his second consecutive victory
holding off first Elliott McKinney and then
Donnie Ellis Jr. in a rescheduled feature
from May 4.
On lap eight McKinney and Ellis tangled on
the front straight, which sent McKinney into
a partial spin which allowed Ellis to claim
the second spot. Over the final circuits
McKinney was able to hold off a charging
Nick Warner for third.
The second event win went to Ellis when he
passed Warner on a restart with five laps
remaining entering turn three.
After making the pass, Ellis pulled away
from Warner, Henson and McKinney.