2013) - New Castle driver Fred
Hopkins became the latest driver to record a
win in the McGunegill Engine Performance
Late Models at Anderson Speedway on
Saturday, September 7.
Hopkins led all 35 laps on AERCO Heating &
Cooling night, but he was chased the entire
distance by pack of cars first led by Rob
Allman followed by Jeff Marcum, Danny Trent
and Ronnie Rose.
The only caution flag waved on lap 15 when
Chris Hacker, Brandon Mefford and Joe
Woodring tangled in turn three while batting
On the restart Hopkins was able to maintain
the lead over Allman, who lost positions to
Marcum, Trent, Wes Russell Jr. and Ronnie
Phipps over the next five laps.
At the finish it was Hopkins followed by
Marcum, who held off fast qualifier Trent
over the final two laps.
In the Front Wheel Drives Oval, Nick Warner
made the move of the night on a restart on
lap four using the low line to go from
eighth to the lead and into the Tim Thompson
Nationwide Insurance Winner’s Circle.
With Marshall Clark Jr. and point leader
Paul Phipps on the front row for the
restart, Warner took off when the green flag
waved and had secured the lead when the time
the field reached turn one.
Phipps extended his point lead over Elliott
McKinney by finishing second. Clark finished
third followed by Jerry Dane and McKinney.
Frankton’s John Robbins captured his fourth
feature win of the season in the Legends
Division, taking the lead from Mark Dietzen
on lap 20 with an inside pass entering turn
Dietzen finished second with Aaron Holden
coming home in third.
Darrell Brown took advantage of an eight-car
inversion to lead the entire distance to
record his first Thunder Roadster feature
win of the year.
He was chased the entire distance by David
Lobbia with fast qualifier Chris Weddel
working his way through the field to finish
Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway
on Saturday, September 14 with Hoosier Park
Racing & Casino Night presented by Storm
Water Quality Partnership featuring Top
Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman
Series, Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks
and Kenyon Midgets.