By Ken de la Bastide
6, 2014) – Robbie Wyman recovered
from a crash while battling for the lead to
score his fourth NASH-FM Thunder Car feature
win of the season at Anderson Speedway on
With an inversion of the fastest eight cars,
Curtis Chapman and Wyman the two fastest
qualifiers, had to work their way to the
The early lead was grabbed by Kyle Allmond
with move Chapman and Wyman running inside
the top five after five laps.
With Randy Hoppes leading Chapman attempted
to make an inside pass entering turn three,
the two made contact with Hoppes spinning.
That sent both drivers to the tail of the
That gave the lead to Brian Lewis who was
being threatened by Wyman. On the 10th
circuit Wyman used an outside pass to get
around Lewis for the lead. A lap leader
while the two were still contesting the
point, Lewis got loose and made contact with
the outside retaining wall and Wyman spun.
The caution flag waved on lap 17 when
Chapman and Hoppes again got together in
turn four. This time Hoppes was disqualified
for rough driving and Chapman went to the
back of the pack.
Lonny Burton led the field back for the
restart but Wyman was able to use the high
groove entering turn three to claim the
Chapman, who made his way back to the front,
finishing second followed by Burton, Allmond
and Jimmy Hawkins.
Wyman won the heat race for the fast
qualifiers by passing Lewis at the halfway
point with an inside move entering turn
three. He was followed across the finish
line by Chapman, Lewis and Burton.
Hoppes scored his first heat win of the
season when he slipped inside of Allmond
exiting the second corner. Austin Russell
came home in second followed by Hawkins,
Allmond and Bruce McFall.