Chapman, Phipps, Boyer,
Frye and Warner Earn Bush Trophy Case New Year's Day Victories
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The 2005 Anderson Speedway season began on a great note on Saturday, January 1,
with the 7th annual Bush Trophy Case & Embroidery New Year’s Day Bash. Over 120
cars appeared in four divisions of racing and a big crowd braved temperatures in
the low 40’s along with a rain shower just as racing began.
Two-time defending Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stock Champion Rich Boyer
took top honors in the Open Street Stock event with Curtis Chapman winning the
Insight ThunderCar Oval feature and Rod Phipps the Insight ThunderCar Figure 8
victory. Nick Warner captured both the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive
Oval and Figure 8 main events with Scott Fyre collecting the hardware in the
Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8 veteran Curtis Chapman started from the pole
in the Insight ThunderCar Figure 8 race and was challenged the entire distance
by fellow Anderson racer Rod Phipps. The tide turned on the 14th lap as Phipps
made a big move one lap from the end to grab leadership honors.
At the checkered flag, Phipps held on for the victory. Ronnie Phipps placed
second with Chapman crossing the line in third position. Noblesville’s Jeff
Swinford and Shawn Cullen rounded out the top-five finishes.
Chapman made up for his Figure 8 disappointment with winning the Insight
ThunderCar oval feature. He drove his No. 8 Chapman Construction car into the
first position on the second circuit, passing a spinning Josh Poore. Once out
front, Chapman faced a stiff challenge from Rod Phipps. With one circuit
remaining, Phipps was forced into the fourth turn wall by a lapped car, shaking
up the running order.
At the finish, Chapman was followed by Tim Dick and 2004 ThunderCar Oval
runner-up Jack Taylor. Fourth place was Rod Phipps with David Byrd in fifth
Insight ThunderCar heat race victories were earned by Jeff Shackelford and Scott
Rich Boyer dominated the Open Street Stock main event. The Anderson resident
wheeled his No. 33 Tim’s Heating & Cooling car from fourth to first on a lap
five restart. He was briefly challenged by Rod Phipps on the 10th circuit, but
was able to pull away for the victory in the 30-lap event.
Rod Phipps finished second with Bret Clark earning third-place honors.
Completing the top-five finishers were Robert Scarrette and Frankie Oakes. Heat
races were won by Lapel’s Dennis Moser and Paul Pardo.
Scot Frye earned the victory in the 10-lap Mini-Stock feature. He held off
a hard-charging Tim Whitcomb to grab top honors. Jeff Smith was third with Mike
Mayes and Jim Graber rounding out the top five.
The Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive division appeared in both Oval and
Figure 8 features with Anderson’s Nick Warner scoring victories in both events.
In the Figure 8 feature, Warner took the lead from Randy Owen on the fourth lap.
Chasing Warner and Owen across the finish line were Elliott McKinney, Scott
Wessels and 2004 Front Wheel Drive champion Chris Teepe.
Warner also took top honors in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval
feature. He drove into the first position at the drop of the green flag and went
on to score the victory over his teammate Brad Stevens in the 15-lap event. Andy
Jennings was third with Sam Folsom and Dustin Burge completing the top-five
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action with March Madness on Saturday, March
12. Open Street Stocks, McCrocklin Ford & Mobility Legends, Insight ThunderCars
in Oval and Figure 8 racing and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval
and Oval 8 action will be featured in the racing program.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.