Warner Wins Two Features During
MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series
By Tom Hammond
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Anderson’s Nick Warner made two
appearances in the Texas Roadhouse Winner’s Circle during the MAX/WLBC Friday
Night Summer Series at Anderson Speedway on June 24. Markleville’s Terry Malone
Jr., Shirley’s Mike Coates and Anderson’s Sam Folsom were also winners during
the first night of the Texas Roadhouse Racing Through the Night Weekend.
Warner started his big night by winning his sixth Chappy’s Rent to Own Front
Wheel Drive Figure 8 feature. He started fifth on the grid and bolted up to
second after the end of the first lap. Warner then took the lead the next time
around and never looked back in the 10-lap main event. Travis Burge placed
second with Allen Wagner listed in the third finishing position. Mt. Summit’s
Keith Morris and Chris Teepe rounded out the top five.
Warner’s superb night continued in the Insight ThunderCar Oval main event,
scoring the feature victory in just his second appearance in the division.
Warner emerged from a five-car battle to grab the checkered flag. He completed
the pass for the victory on the 17th circuit, bypassing Brandon Phillips. At the
finish Phillips was second with Billy Riddle listed in third position. Alice
Riall and William Coffman completed the top-five finishers.
Darryl Rogers took top honors in the first Insight ThunderCar Oval heat, while
Anderson’s Jesse King won the second heat. Clint Groves paced qualifying with a
time of 15.406 seconds to earn his fourth fast time of the season.
In the Insight ThunderCar Figure 8’s, Terry Malone Jr. scored his third feature
victory of the season. Malone sailed into the first position on the third
circuit after Paris Swallows dropped from the top spot with mechanical problems.
Malone paced the field until Billy Riddle took the point on the sixth lap. After
Riddle was involved in an altercation near the cross-over on the 12th circuit,
Malone recaptured the lead. At the finish, Malone was followed by Darryl Rogers,
Donnie Ellis Jr., Steve Eytchison and Tim Nickerson.
Continuing his strong season, Sam Folsom recorded his fourth Chappy’s Rent to
Own Front Wheel Drive Oval victory. He passed Travis Burge on the seventh of 15
laps with a move to the high side in turn four. Burge’s brother Dustin ended up
second followed by Brad Stevens, Warner and Travis Burge to round out the top
Devin Mitchell of Anderson won the first Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive
Oval heat, while Josh Wood was victorious in the second heat. Kreigh Leever
paced qualifying with a time of 16.068 seconds.
The Limited Late Models made their second appearance in three weeks on the
world’s fastest quarter-mile oval and Shirley’s Mike Coates was the beneficiary
of some tough luck for Frankton’s Wes Russell Jr. in the feature event. Russell
appeared to have the race sewn up with a half-lap lead over Coates. However, the
left front tire on Russell’s car went flat four laps from the end of the 30-lap
race. Coates then inherited the lead for the win. Anderson’s Jason Fullen
finished second followed by Russell and Anderson drivers Mike Riddle Jr. and Jon
Coates was also victorious in the Limited Late Model heat race with Riddle,
Russell, Coates and Fullen completing the top five. Conklin led qualifying with
a time of 13.377 seconds.
The Texas Roadhouse Racing Through the Night Weekend concludes at Anderson
Speedway on Saturday Night, June 24, with the first appearance of the Hoosier
Outlaw Sprint Series, the world’s fastest Sprint Cars on the world’s fastest
quarter-mile oval. The Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks, Boss Hogg
Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives will
also be featured during The Star Press Saturday Night Series.
On Saturday Night, the spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning
at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 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.