27, 2014) - Caleb Armstrong used a
bump and run move with 17 laps remaining to
win the 14th Annual Glen Niebel Classic at
Anderson Speedway on Sunday, April 27.
Armstrong, the fast qualifier, was running
second to Aaron Pierce following a caution
flag on lap 66. With 18 laps remaining
Armstrong bumped Pierce coming off the
fourth corner and made the inside pass
entering turn one.
Pierce stayed glued to the rear bumper of
Armstrong’s sprint car, but came up
one-second short of a third consecutive win
in the Glen Niebel Classic.
Pendleton resident Travis Welpott finished
third with Jarett Andretti and Kyle Hamilton
rounding out the top five.
The early lead was taken by Jason Fuller,
who was passed by Chris Neunschwander with
an inside move entering turn one.
Armstrong was strong early in the race using
the outside groove to pass Welpott and
Fuller to run fourth at the halfway point.
Pierce took the lead from Neunschwander on
lap 63 getting to the low groove entering
turn one. Neunschwander’s car was losing
grip in the right rear tire and was having
handling problems through the corner.
Neunschwander spun on lap 66 after he was
bumped by Armstrong, which set the stage for
the final pass for the lead.
“I want to apologize to Chris
(Neuenschwander) and Aaron (Pierce) for what
happened,” Armstrong said. “The brakes were
going in and out. “This is a good preview
for the Little 500.”
Andretti started 13th in his first race at
Anderson Speedway and aside for a slip with
three laps remaining would have finished
There were three caution periods for a total
of 25 laps and four lead changes among four
With a victory in the Mel Kenyon Midget
Series race in hand, Jessica Bean lost her
patience in lapped traffic and spun coming
off the fourth corner with eight laps
Bean’s misfortune gave Travis Young, his
seventh career victory, leading the final
eight laps with Cordy Horn and Cole Fehr
battling for the win.
On the final lap Fehr was able to slip pass
Horn for second with rookies Colton Dooley
coming home in fourth and Logan Huggler
rounding out the top five. Bean finished
Dooley led the first nine laps holding off
Bean, Amanda Davies, Young and Horn. Bean
grabbed the lead on the tenth circuit with
an inside pass of sDooley coming off the
Alexandria driver Clayton Gaines finished
12th after hitting the turn four outside
wall on lap six, suffering a flat right