By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Dustin Burge scored his
second Street Stock division win of the 2013
season on Murat Shrine Night at the races at
Anderson Speedway on Saturday.
Burge ran side by side with Tyler Marsh
during the opening two stanzas and took over
the lead coming off the fourth corner when
Marsh suffered a flat left front tire.
With Marsh slowing, Burge was able to open a
comfortable lead over Calvin Parham, Jimmy
Kirby and Danny Adams who ran nose to tail
for the entire 30 laps.
Parham maintained the preferred racing line
and never got out of the low groove in
holding off Kirby and Adams, Larry Lathan
gave home in fifth.
With his second place finish Parham gained
valuable points in the championship chase
over Marsh, who finished last.
After a disappointing outing a week ago Tom
Gossar set fast time and then led all 25
laps to capture his first WMDH ThunderCar
feature win of the year.
Gossar was pressed the entire 25-lap
distance by Rob Allman. Gossar had to
survive one restart after Nick Lewis lost
the left front wheel in turn two just past
On the restart Allman attempted to make an
outside pass but was unable to complete the
pass. Trent Gossar used the outside line to
pass Curtis Chapman on down the back
straight to finish third. Robbie Wyman came
home in fifth.
A week ago Gossar set the fast time but
failed to start the feature event with a
cracked torque converter.
Jerry Dane made it three feature wins in a
row and six this season in the Front Wheel
Drive Oval Division leading the entire
Dane set fast time, won a heat race and the
feature for the second time this year. He
was chased the entire distance by Paul
Phipps, who was able to get a run on Dane on
the final lap when the leader encountered a
lapped car on the back straight.
Kamden Creek, Marshall Clark Jr. and point
leader Elliott McKinney rounded out the top
Defending champion Mike Alley scored his
first Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 feature win
of the year by holding off this season’s hot
driver Kevin Henson.
Alley had to survive lapped traffic on the
final two laps to beat Henson by four-tenths
of a second. Elliott McKinney and Nick
Warner swapped the third spot several times
before McKinney prevailed. Randy Hoppes came
home in fifth.
James Edsel recorded his second Thunder
Roadster feature win of the year and first
since April by a comfortable margin over
John Robbins. It was only Edsel’s second
appearance of the year at Anderson Speedway.
Edsel, who was the fast qualifier, was never
challenged after the opening laps to record
the victory. Doug Dugger finished third
followed by Chris Weddel and Nate Shrout.
Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway
on Saturday, August 10, with Top Speed
Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered
by JEGS, WMDH ThunderCars along with Front
Wheel Drives Oval & Figure 8's