Huge Double Header Weekend Set for Saturday and Sunday

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director

Anderson Speedway has a huge double header weekend planned for Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 The racing action kicks off with The Star Press Saturday Night Series featuring the CRA Street Stock 250 along with the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives on the Oval and Figure 8.

On Saturday Night, race fans will see some of the premier Street Stock drivers from around the area competing for $3,000 winner’s prize in the 250-lap event. Among the early entries includes former winner Phil Jenkins, CRA Super Series Champion Jeff Lane and Anderson Speedway track champions Rich Boyer, Danny Acrey ll and Ronnie Phipps.

On Saturday, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at 8. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

On Sunday, the 7th Annual Glen Niebel Classic featuring the USAC National Sprints in the Banjo 100 will take place on the World’s Fastest Quarter-Mile Oval. The Glen Niebel Classic has been increased by 50 laps to its new 100 lap distance. Also, the CRA Sportsman will make their debut at Anderson Speedway on Sunday afternoon in a 50-lap event.

Jerry Coons Jr. of Tucson, Ariz. is the early leader in the 2006 USAC National Sprint Car standings. Coons scored the victory in the season-opening event at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, leading a 1-2 team sweep. Teammate and fast qualifier Tracy Hines finished second and was followed by Dave Darland, Jay Drake and Kevin Huntley.

Dave Steele is the defending champion of the Glen Niebel Classic, while Jay Drake won at Anderson in 2004. Drake is fourth in the current standings after his fourth-place Eldora finish.

On Sunday, spectator gates open at 11 a.m. with racing beginning at 2 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and free for kids five and under

For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.