USA Modified Tour to Invade
The McCrocklin Ford & Mobility Weekend of Speed will conclude on Saturday, May
15 with an exciting lineup at Anderson Speedway. The USA Modified Tour will make
its 2004 season debut along with the Ed Martin Automotive Group Super Trucks and
Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8's.
2003 USA Modified Tour Champion Jason Dietsch is expected to be among those
battling for the Ed Martin Auto Group 50 checkered flag. Dietsch of Edgerton,
Ohio, took top honors in the event last season. Past track champion and USA
Modified Champion Mark Harrison is also one of the favorites for the victory
Two-time USA Modified titlist Rodney Scott, former track champion Harold Scott
and Sunoco Super Series Late Model standout Bull Baker will also be featured at
the world's fastest quarter-mile oval. Other drivers that will be involved in
the event include Anderson Speedway regular Ronnie Phipps, Jeff Weston and
Modified veterans L.J. Lines and Don Skaggs.
Joining the USA Modifieds on Saturday are The Ed Martin Automotive Group Super
Trucks, who have produced some of the most competitive racing at Anderson
Speedway through the first month of racing. Tony Broyles, 2003 Rookie of the
Year Josh Burton and Todd Neal have scored wins in the initial three weeks of
Broyles has bypassed Josh Burton for the top position in the point standings,
leading by just two points. Burton's strong run ended last weekend with an
apparent oil fire on his No. 14 Chevrolet. Mike Mendenhall ranks third after a
second-place showing. The remainder of the top five includes Jack Dossey Jr. of
Indianapolis and rookie Jake Owens.
In Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky action, drivers Mike Riddle Jr. and Ricky Tharp
have combined in the driving role for car owner Bill Lawson, posting three
top-five finishes and propelling the No.49 to the first position. Jeff Swinford
continues to hold the second spot with one victory and three top fives. Third
spot belongs to Shawn Cullen, one of the most consistent drivers with four
top-10 performances. Curtis Chapman and Mike Perry complete the top five in the
On Saturday Night, practice begins at 5 p.m. with qualifications taking place at
6:30. The racing program begins at 8. General admission is $10 for adults, $4
for kids ages 6-12 with children 5 and under admitted free.
For additional information, contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.