Marcum, Parham, Goodin and Henson Earn Victories

(September 28, 2013) -
Jeff Marcum survived a fierce three car battle to capture his second feature win in the last four weeks in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Model feature on Saturday, September 28 at Anderson Speedway.

Danny Trent took the point thanks to an eight car inversion and held the lead until his mount failed on lap seven. Marcum who started fourth, took control at this point. The first of two yellows flew on lap 10. The first for Rob Noel's spin and the second two laps later for Ronnie Phipps' spin while he was running second.

Wes Russell, Jr. moved into second with Chris Hacker going into 3rd. Those three ran a tight nose to tail formation until things heated up with two laps to go. Marcum had a tire starting to go down. As they came out of turn four for the white flag, Russell moved to the outside of Marcum while Hacker was trying the inside. Needless to say, three abreast did not work. A lot of paint was exchanged and Hacker went sailing out through the infield. Somehow Marcum held on for the win followed by Russell, Rob Allman, Ronnie Rose and Fred Hopkins.

Allman and Woodring were heat winners and Russell was fast qualifier.

It seemed as though that three wide was the practice for the night as the street stocks kept the fans on their feet right to the end of their 25 lap feature with point leader Calvin Parham winning his second feature this season in a wild finish.

Parham started in first position courtesy of a six car inversion. He led from the get go with Jacob Owens in pursuit in his first appearance of the season. Owens was passed mid way in the race by Josh Poore and Tyler Marsh but by then Parham had a large lead.

Parham's mount also began to have a tire go down late in the race with Poore and Marsh closing quickly. For the second straight feature of the night it was three abreast on the white flag for the lead. Parham was able to shake off the competition to win by .202 seconds over Poore, Marsh, Owens and Ricky Tharp.

Parham and T.J. Flynn were heat winners with Poore the fast timer.

The IOFS Super Karts provided some wild action in their 20 lap affair with Angie Goodin holding off all the guys to win her first feature by a thread.

The draft was in full operation as Angie Goodin led from the green flag. Jason and David Reynolds and Cody Rinehart were swapping positions frequently behind Goodin.

The red flag flew on lap 18 for the rolled cart of Michael Goodin who was ok. Upon the return to green, an all out assault came on the leader with Angie Goodin winning her first race by .159 seconds over Jason Reynolds, David Reynolds, Cody Rinehart and Dustin Kanes in our third straight three abreast finish! At the end Ben Smith rolled his cart end over end but was ok.

Jason Reynolds and Cody Rinehart were prelim winners with Robert Eversole the fast qualifier.

Point Leader Kevin Henson unexpectedly captured his sixth feature win of the season in the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 in an attrition filled event.

The yellow flag flew on lap seevn when Blake Zirkle's mount threw a wheel. At the same time, Mark Allman's engine exploded igniting the engine compartment into flames.

Following the return to green, Elliott McKinney looked like a shoe-in until his ignition failed on the white flag lap sending Henson to the Tim Thompson Nationwide Insurance Winners Circle. Trailing Henson were Brian McKinney, Elliott McKinney, Mark Allman and Jamie Valentine.

Elliott McKinney was a heat winner with Owen fast qualifier.

Racing returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, October 5 with UAW Paint the Night Pink Season Championships presented by Ponderosa Steakhouse. Nine features headline the program with point champions being crowned in each division featuring the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models, Nash FM 102.5 ThunderCars; Front Wheels Drive Oval, Front Wheel Drive Figure 8, Thunder Roadsters, Street Stocks, Legends, Kenyon Midgets and USSA Sprints.

The midway will be lined with vendors with tons of excitement for race fans. Fans are urged to wear pink to show their support for the fight against breast cancer. Gates open at 2 p.m. with racing at 5. Adults are $17, Children 6-12 - $4 and Five and under free.