Big Doubleheader Weekend Set for Anderson Speedway

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations

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 winner.

In 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.

Continuing 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.

Defending 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 Anderson race.

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 under

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