By Ken de la Bastide
(June 23, 2014) –
Robbie Wyman made it three
consecutive wins in NASH-FM Thunder Car
action last Saturday at Anderson Speedway.
For the third time this year Wyman set quick
time with a lap of 14.95-seconds to edge out
Curtis Chapman’s lap of 14.99-seconds.
Chapman took the early lead chased by Lonny
Burton and Wyman. Wyman passed Burton and
closed on Chapman, several times giving him
a bump in the corners.
When the two front-runners encountered a
slower car entering turn one, Wyman used the
inside line to take the lead. Chapman
quickly closed and several times gave Wyman
a nudge. That nudge on lap 12 caused Wyman
to spin exiting the fourth corner.
Wyman was sent to the tail and Chapman was
informed by officials that he was done for
the night, violating the zero tolerance
That put Burton on the back followed by
Brian Lewis and Kyle Allmond. Wyman passed
Dylan Hoppes and Allmond with outside moved
to run third after 13 laps. On the next lap
he passed Lewis on the inside and set his
sights on Burton.
Wyman used the outside groove to take the
lead from Burton on lap 18 and drove away to
a comfortable win.
Burton finished second followed by Hoppes,
Lewis and Jimmy Hawkins.
“I had to drive like heck,” Wyman said of
starting from the tail while in the Tim
Thompson Nationwide Insurance Winner’s
Burton stopped by to tell Wyman that he
would “get him the next time”.