Big Doubleheader Weekend Set for
By Kyle Larson
Anderson Speedway has a huge
doubleheader weekend planned for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10. The
racing action kicks off with The Star Press Saturday Night Series featuring Ed
Martin SuperTrucks, Terry’s RV Sales and Service Street Stocks, Boss Hogg
Catering & Jerky Figure 8 cars along with the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel
Drives on the Oval and Figure 8.
On Sunday, the 6th Annual Glen Niebel Classic brings the USAC National Sprints
to the World’s Fastest Quarter-Mile Oval. They’ll be joined by the Insight
ThunderCar Figure 8’s and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval action.
The Indy 500 tour will visit Anderson Speedway on Sunday, April 10, during the
6th Annual Glen Niebel Classic. The tour is designed to take the thrill and
anticipation of the 89th Indianapolis 500 to the fans.
The Indy 500 Fan Tour features A 35-foot Jayco recreational vehicle emblazoned
with the 2005 Indianapolis 500 logo and images and icons of the race’s storied
history will be the centerpiece of the Indy 500 Fan Tour.
The tour also will include, A full-size Indy Racing League® IndyCar® Series
simulator, Memorabilia from the Speedway, including an actual brick from the
track’s legendary oval surface, drivers’ helmets and fire suits, and the
traditional American Dairy Association bottle of milk presented to the race
Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck competition, Tony Broyles emerged as the point
leader after earning fast time and placing third in the feature event on opening
night. He holds a two point lead on Ronnie Rose, who captured the checkered flag
in the 40-lap main event. Tom Miller ranks third with defending champion Josh
Burton and Steve Blair completing the top five.
his dominance in the Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks, Rich Boyer
collected the victory in the first event of the season. The Anderson racer leads
2001 champion Danny Acrey ll by 31 markers. Opening night runner-up Rod Phipps
is third with Anderson’s Curtis Chapman and Elwood’s Bruce McFall rounding out
the top five.
Rod Phipps began the Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8 season on a strong
note, grabbing the initial point lead. He is a single point ahead of last year’s
title holder Jeff Swinford. Third is feature winner Ronnie Rose with Herb Rose
in fourth and Jason Pitts fifth.
The Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives will also be showcased on Saturday
Night in both the Oval and Figure 8 divisions. Last year in the oval division,
Chris Teepe was crowned the Champion over Chris Jennings, Sam Folsom, Kim
McKinney and Randy Owen.
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.
Valvoline USAC National Sprint Car Champion Jay Drake of Val Verde, Calif. opens
defense of his 2004 title this Sunday afternoon as Anderson Speedway hosts the
6th Annual Glen Niebel Classic. Drake is also the defending champion of the
Sunday's race at Anderson celebrates the storied career of long-time car owner
and chief mechanic Glen Niebel, who passed away in 1999. A 50-lap feature event
caps the day's program following complete preliminaries.
Defending USAC Sprint Car Champion owner Dynamics, Inc. (Hoffman Auto Racing)
will field a car for 2002 "Niebel" winner Tracy Hines as the team celebrates 76
years of motorsports involvement.
Former "Glen Niebel Classic" race winners Eric Gordon (2000) and Aaron Pierce
(2003) are also among race entrants, along with 2004 Valvoline "Indiana Sprint
Week" Champion Levi Jones, 2004 USAC National Midget Champion Bobby East,
Hoosier Auto Racing Fans "Driver of the Year" Jon Stanbrough, USAC Triple Crown
Champ Dave Darland and 2004 USAC Sprint Car "Co-Rookies of the Year" Josh Wise
and Josh Ford.
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
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.