Five Divisions in Action on Murat Shrine Night


(July 31, 2013) - Anderson Speedway returns to action on Saturday, August 3 with Murat Shrine Night showcasing five divisions on the high-banked quarter-mile oval. Racing action will include Street Stocks, WMDH ThunderCars, Front Wheel Drives Oval and Figure 8’s and Thunder Roadsters.

Josh Poore is the most recent Street Stock feature winner taking the checkered flag on July 27. That victory marked the third for Poore this year in thee appearances. Other drivers to collect wins include A.J Ridner, Jason Atkinson, Dustin Burge and Calvin Parham. In the point standings, Calvin Parham has a 25 point lead over Tyler Marsh with Danny Adams in third position.

In the WMDH ThunderCars, Curtis Chapman collected his sixth feature win this season. He opened the season with five consecutive victories before Rob Allman won the feature on July 13. In the season standings, Chapman leads Trent Gossar by 55 points. Rob Allman ranks third with Tom Gossar and Austin Russell completing the top five.

Elliott McKinney continues to pace the Front Wheel Drives Oval division with a 21 point margin over Paul Phipps. Six-time race winner Jerry Dane is third with Jesse Thomas and Dylan Hoppes rounding out the top five.

In the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s, a fifth feature victory in the most recent race extended Kevin Henson’s points lead to 31 markers over Elliott McKinney. The remainder of the top five includes Jamie Valentine, Mark Allman and Brian McKinney.

Martin Griffin is looking for his third consecutive victory in the Thunder Roadsters. He won the feature events on May 11 and July 6. James Edsell is the other driver to visit the winner’s circle, taking the checkered flag on March 30.

On Saturday, August 3, spectator gates open at 5 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.