Burge Claims Second Street Stock Win

By Ken de la Bastide

(August 5, 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 as a result of the inversion of the fastest six qualifiers, 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.

“It helped starting on the front row,” Burge said of his win. “I hope I
didn’t get into the side of Tyler’s (Marsh) car, I was giving it all I

Qualifying was particularly tight for the 15 drivers that showed up for
Street Stock competition with Josh Tharp setting quick time with a lap of 14.051-seconds. The top eight drivers were all within a half-second of each other.

Danny Sullivan was known in Indy Car circles for spinning and winning the Indianapolis 500, 13-year-old Mason Keller accomplished the same feat this past weekend.

Keller started on the pole position for the first of the two heat races
and spun on the front straight bringing out the caution flag on the
opening lap.

On the Aerco Heating and Cooling restart Keller jumped into the lead
chased by Lathan, Marsh, Burge and Parham.

With Keller holding off Lathan, the driver putting on a show was Danny
Adams, who started seventh.

Adams used the inside lone entering turn one to pass Parham on lap four to move into the top five. Adams then got inside of Burge entering turn one on the next circuit to move into the fourth position and then on lap eight got inside of Marsh on the back straight to finish third.

Keller recorded his first career win followed by Lathan, Adams, Marsh and Burge.

Andrew Cook got his first win ever at Anderson Speedway in the second heat race by first passing T.J. Flynn for the second spot on lap three entering turn three and then passing Phil Jenkins on the sixth circuit on the back straight.Cook was followed to the checkers by Jenkins, Flynn, David Lester and Eric Clevenger.