By Ken de la
2013) - Daleville’s Aaron Pierce
remained perfect in USSA Sprint Car
challenge competition leading all 50 laps at
Anderson Speedway on Saturday.
Pierce, who won the Glen Niebel Classic in
April, took advantage of the inversion of
the top four qualifiers to dominate the
event. Aside from the Pay Less Little 500,
which was a USSA point race, Pierce has won
every event at the track.
After Pierce opened a comfortable lead
through the first 18 laps over fast
qualifier Chris Neuenschwander when the
caution flag waved when third place running
Joe Swanson made contact with the front
On the restart Neuenschwander was able to
stay close to Pierce for the next ten
circuits, but then it was all Pierce’s way
winning by 3-seconds.
Third place went to Brian Olson.The best
racing was for the fourth spot between Brian
Gerster, Tony Hunt and Tyler Roahrig Jr. The
three ran nose to nail for the final 32 laps
with Gerster and Hunt holding on to the
fourth and fifth positions.
“We didn’t make any changes to the car,”
Pierce said of the set-up on his riding
The USSA Sprint Car Challenge will conclude
its season at Anderson Speedway on Oct. 5.
Neuenschwander made daring move halfway
through the first of the two heat races to
record the victory.
Gerster jumped into the lead at the waving
of the green flag chased by Neuenschwander,
Roahrig, Swanson and Don Hamilton.
The only caution flag waved on the second
lap when Mike Blake spun in turn two, not
making any contact.
After making several attempts to get inside
of Gerster, Neuenschwander made the pass
entering turn one and went on to the
victory. He was followed by Gerster, Roahrig,
Swanson and Hamilton.
Tony Hunt took the early lead in the second
heat race Olson and Pierce running in close
Pierce got inside of Olson on the back
straight on the third lap and one circuit
later got inside of Hunt entering turn three
to gain the top spot.
At the checkers it was Pierce, Hunt, Olson,
Travis Welpott and Kevin Studley.
Neuenschwander set fast time during
qualification with a lap of 11.436-seconds,
followed by Olson at 14.635-seconds and
Swanson at 11.66-seconds.