Classic Finishes Highlight MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series Action
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If the rest of the MAX / WLBC Friday
Night Summer Series at Anderson Speedway goes like Opening Night on May 6, fans
will be treated to some fantastic action all summer long. Two photo finishes and
a big collision at the checkered flag in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel
Drive Figure 8 feature made for an exciting night of racing.
Pendleton’s Terry Malone Jr. drove the No. 66 machine owned by Herb Rose to the
feature win in the Insight Thunder Car Figure 8 feature. Malone scored his first
career ThunderCar Figure 8 feature victory with a flag-to-flag victory. He
started on the outside of the front row and immediately took the lead with the
drop of the green flag. Anderson drivers Mike Peters, Paris Swallows Jr., Robert
Brumback and Roy Grissom Sr. completed the top five.
Nick Warner was the beneficiary of some tough luck for Jeffery Reichardt in the
Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 feature, scoring his second
consecutive feature checkered flag. Reichardt appeared to have the race in hand
after taking the lead on the sixth lap.
However, Reichardt couldn’t avoid Muncie’s Larry Greene Jr. in the crossover as
he neared the finish line. Reichardt’s machine made heavy contact with Greene’s
car, allowing Warner to take the victory. Travis Burge grabbed runner-up honors
with Muncie’s Cale Ramey, Allen Wagner and Mt. Summit’s Keith Morris rounding
out the top five.
Albany’s Daniel Russell won his second Legends Feature of the young season in
exciting fashion. He started fifth in the 25-lap main event and made his way to
the top spot on the 17th circuit. Russell and Tennessee’s Greg Haack then
battled tooth-and-nail the final eight laps before Haack made a move coming out
of the fourth turn on the final lap. The two were nearly side-by-side as they
crossed the finish line with Russell pulling out a bumper-length win.
Paul Holden crossed the line in third position, but failed post-race technical
inspection, advancing Scott McGinley to third spot. Chris Wilson finished
fourth, but was also disqualified for not going to post-race tech. T.J.
Sneva then moved to fourth with Eric Black in fifth.
Anderson’s William Coffman picked up the win in the Insight ThunderCar Oval
Feature. Coffman inherited the lead on the 16th of 20 laps after race leader
Brandon Phillips and the second place car of Billy Riddle tangled in the fourth
turn. Both cars were relegated to the tail of the lead lap. Lonnie Burton,
Alexandria’s Alice Riall, and Anderson drivers Roy Grissom Sr. and David Short
completed the top five. Grissom and Anderson’s Jesse King picked up Insight
ThunderCar heat victories.
Anderson drivers Brad Stevens and Nick Warner staged a classic battle in the
first of two Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval feature events. Warner
took the lead on the third of 15 laps as Stevens made his way through the field
to second spot by lap 7. Stevens went low off turn four on the final lap and
picked up enough momentum to beat Warner to the finish line by less than a foot.
Kevin Harmon and Anderson drivers Kreigh Leever and Dustin Burge filled out the
Jerry Smith took top honors in the second feature after passing Frankton’s Larry
Shrock on the seventh of 15 laps. Shrock was running second at the end but was
disqualified, giving Greenfield’s Brandon Tweedy the runner-up position.
Anderson drivers Pete Corsaro, Scott Frazier and Tony Crum completed the top
five. Heat victories went to Shrock, Morris and Ricky Craig.
Anderson Speedway will return to racing action Saturday Night, May 7, with the
return of the Super Late Models. The Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Socks &
Insight ThunderCar Figure 8’s will also be featured on The Star Press Saturday
Night Racing Series.
On Saturday Night, the spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning
at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five
and under get in free.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.