USA Modified Tour to Invade Anderson's Quarter-Mile

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations

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 competition.

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 standings.

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.