Ronnie Rose Records Two Victories
During Yellow Book at the Races
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Ronnie Rose visited the Texas Roadhouse
Winner’s Circle on two occasions at Anderson Speedway on Saturday Night, May 14,
winning both the Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck and Boss Hogg Catering and
Jerky Figure 8 features. Other feature winners during the Yellow Book at the
Races were Rich Boyer in the Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks and
Albany’s Daniel Russell grabbing top honors in the Legends.
Rose started 11th in the Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck main event and advanced
to second position by the fifth of 40 laps. He tried to pass race leader Jake
Flagle of Wannamaker on the eighth circuit, but slower traffic worked to the
advantage of Flagle. Then, Rose successfully got around Flagle two laps later,
but the pass was negated by a yellow flag.
After the lap 11 restart, Rose powered around Flagle to grab first spot. 2004
point runner-up Mike Mendenhall made his way up to second by at the 12-lap mark,
but Rose was able to hold off Mendenhall over the remaining 28 circuits during a
Current point leader Tony Broyles crossed the finish line in third with DT’S R
Bar Rookies Mark Jones and Josh Poore rounding out the top five. Rose and
Charles John were winners of the heat races. Broyles posted the fastest lap in
In the Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s, Ronnie Rose began the night with
topping the qualifying charts with an official clocking of 20.187 seconds and
then drew a straight-up start. At the drop of the green flag Anderson’s Jason
Pitts surged into the lead with Rose right on his tail. The two avoided disaster
on the fourth lap as the Rod Phipps, Ronnie Phipps and Mark Goettman were
involved in a collision near the cross-over.
Rose took the lead two laps later when Pitts went high in turn 2. Once Rose
grabbed first position, he pulled away from the remainder of the race
contenders. At the finish, Pitts grabbed runner-up honors, followed by Anderson
drivers Josh Tharp, Curtis Chapman and Mike Riddle Jr. Figure 8 heat victories
went to Riddle and Joe Hart Jr.
Rich Boyer returned from a week off and continued his domination of the Terry’s
RV Sales & Service Street Stocks, but it wasn’t easy. Boyer set a new track
record in qualifying with a time of 13.853 seconds and then drew a full
At the halfway mark in the feature, Boyer made his way up to fourth position
behind Bruce McFall, Jeff Powers and Curtis Chapman. Misfortune struck Powers on
the 23rd lap when he tangled with Chad Owens on the backstretch, allowing Boyer
to grab third.
Boyer then passed Chapman for second on the 26th lap and battled his way around
McFall to take the lead two laps later. McFall held on for second followed by
Chapman, Danny Acrey II and Rod Phipps to complete the top five. Chapman and
Josh Key were heat winners.
The Legends made a special appearance during The Star Press Saturday Night
Series with Daniel Russell scoring his third win of the season. After starting
in the seventh position, he quickly advanced through the field. Russell secured
the victory after passing Mark Sullivan on the seventh circuit.
At the checkered flag, Elwood’s John Robbins chased Russell across the line in
second position. The remainder of the top five included T.J. Sneva, Eric Black
and Scott McGinley. In preliminary action, Russell took top honors in the first
Legends heat, while Pendleton’s Mark Dietzen was the first to the checkered flag
in the second heat.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action with The Star Press Spring
Championships on Friday, May 20. The MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series will
feature Legends, Insight ThunderCars in Oval and Figure 8 racing along with
Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 racing.
On Saturday Night, The Star Press Spring Championships will take place for Ed
Martin Auto Group Super Trucks, Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks and
Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.