Baker, Tweedy, Beaver, Riddle and
Chapman Record Wins
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familiar names were winners during The Star Press Saturday Night Series at
Anderson Speedway on Saturday, May 7. Bull Baker, Kenny Tweedy, Joe Beaver,
Billy Riddle and Curtis Chapman all scored feature wins.
Baker won the first of twin 25-lap features in the first Super Late Model
appearance of the season. The Daleville driver jumped to the lead from the
outside of the first row and cruised to the win. Knightstown’s Jeff Lane,
Greenfield’s Tweedy, Greg Boone of Louisville and Kent Robinson of Bloomington
completed the top five.
Tweedy jumped to the lead from the pole in the second feature and held off
several challenges from Baker for the victory. Boone was third, followed by
Robinson and Lane. Tweedy recorded the fastest lap in time trials with a lap of
familiar car drove into the Texas Roadhouse Winner’s Circle after the conclusion
of the Terry’s RV Sales and Service Street Stock feature, but it had a new
driver. Veteran Joe Beaver subbed for Anderson’s Rich Boyer in the No. 33
machine and he edged out a charging Ronnie Phipps at the finish line.
Phipps, who was subbing for Danny Acrey II, dove to the bottom of the racetrack
in turn 3, but came a half car length short of passing Beaver at the finish
line. Anderson’s Rod Phipps, Elwood’s Bruce McFall and Markleville’s Jeff Powers
completed the top five. Beaver and Randy Hoppes picked up wins in the Street
Stock heat races.
The Insight ThunderCar Figure 8 feature had not one, but two winners. Several
cars from the Boss Hogg Catering and Jerky Figure 8 division also competed in
the event. ThunderCar regular Billy Riddle of Anderson took overall top honors,
while fellow Anderson racer Curtis Chapman was the highest finishing Figure 8
regular. Both drivers took home trophies for their efforts.
was closely followed by Paris Swallows Jr. for 14 of the 15 laps. Swallows tried
to make a move on Riddle the final lap, but got loose and spun coming off turn
two. Chapman then advanced to the overall second place finishing position.
Swallows recovered for third, followed by Anderson drivers Rod Phipps and Roy
Grissom Sr. to round out the top five. Phipps won the ThunderCar heat event with
Chapman finishing second.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Friday, May 13, with the debut of
the Yellow Book at the Races. Limited Late Models, Insight ThunderCars in Oval
and Figure 8 action and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives on the Oval and
Figure 8 will be showcased in the MAX / WLBC Friday Night Summer Series.
On Saturday Night, May 14, The Star Press Saturday Night Series will feature Ed
Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks, Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks, Boss
Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s and Legends.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.