Beaver, McKinney, Blair and DeHart Record Feature Victories
By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director
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The Don Miller Tire Wheel to Wheel
Weekend concluded at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, June 3 with Joe Beaver
scoring the Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck victory. Other winners during The
Star Press Saturday Racing Series included Elliott McKinney in Boss Hogg
Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s, Willy DeHart in Lampco Federal Credit Union Street
Stocks and Steve Blair in Indy URL Stock Cars.
Continuing his stellar performances in the Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks,
Beaver scored his third feature victory in four events. Jerry Faucett grabbed
first position at the drop of the green flag with Tim Broyles sailing into the
leadership honors on the second go-around. On lap 4, Ric Pfeifer grabbed the
lead and held the point until Beaver completed the race-winning pass after a
restart on the 14th circuit.
Once Beaver grabbed first position, he pulled away under a long green flag run.
A late-race yellow bunched up the front-runners, but Beaver edged away during
the final circuits to finish 0.847 seconds ahead of Pfeifer. Third at the
checkers was Ronnie Rose with Scott Brooks and Brandon Phillips completing the
In preliminary action, Beaver visited the winner’s circle in the first heat race
with Jamie Hadley grabbing the winning hardware in the second heat. Andrew Brown
was the top qualifier at 13.674 seconds, just 0.002 seconds quicker than Josh
Holding a furious challenge from Rod Phipps, first-year driver Willy DeHart
scored his first career victory in the Lampco Federal Credit Union Street
Stocks. DeHart drove into first place on lap 8 after getting around Ronnie
Phipps. While DeHart held the lead, Rod Phipps advanced from his 10th place
starting position and made a late-race charge to the front. He advanced to third
position on lap 22 after getting around Ryan Buckner and four laps later ducked
underneath Danny Acrey ll for second.
On the final lap, Phipps made a last effort to grab the win, driving underneath
DeHart. Exiting turn 4, the two were side-by-side, with Dehart edging Phipps by
just 0.020 seconds at the finish. Third was Acrey with Buckner and Jake
McElfresh filling out the top five.
DeHart and Anthony Whiteman recorded heat race victories with Rod Phipps the top
qualifier at 14.335 seconds.
In the Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s feature, Elliott McKinney grabbed
the lead at the start and held off several challenges from former division
champion Ronnie Rose. After the final restart, Rose made a final attempt to grab
the win, but was forced to settle for runner-up honors. Shawn Cullen crossed the
line third with Rob Allman and Michael Phipps rounding out the top five.
Josh Tharp earned top honors in the first heat race with Johnny Magee taking the
checkers in the second heat. Rose was the fastest qualifier at 19.276 seconds.
In the Indy URL Stock Cars 50 lap feature, Danny Trent grabbed the lead at the
start and held off several challenges from Blair. Using the lower groove, Blair
sailed into first place on the 22nd circuit and then pulled away for a
comfortable victory. Trent crossed the finish line in second place with Stuart
Quakenbush in third place. Chad Gaskill with Bob Dumke completing the top five.
John Heck and Kevin Liles grabbed heat race victories with Heck posted the best
qualifying lap at 13.637 seconds.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Friday, June 9, with the MAX/WLBC
Friday Night Summer Series featuring American Awards Legends, Insight
ThunderCars, Pro ThunderCars and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval
and Figure 8 racing.
On Saturday, June 10, The Star Press Saturday Racing Series will showcase X2RA
Midgets, Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks, Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s
and Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.