Breedlove Scores Ed Martin Auto Group 75
Russell Also Victorious
By Tom Hammond
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The return of the USA Modifieds
for the Ed Martin Auto Group 75 highlighted racing during The Star Press
Saturday Night Racing Series at Anderson Speedway on July 1. The Lampco Federal
Credit Union Street Stocks and the American Awards Legends completed the racing
card on a warm, humid Saturday night at the World’s Fastest Quarter-Mile Oval.
In USA Modified Tour feature, Greenfield’s Damon Breedlove took the lead from
the pole and never looked back in the Ed Martin Auto Group 75 to enter the
O’Reilly Auto Parts Winner’s Circle. Breedlove withstood a constant challenge
from Michigan’s Bob Curry over the final 60 laps, with Brian Nester and Brent
Hook also applying pressure during the later stages of the race. Brad Springer
rounded out the top five.
Breedlove won the six-lap USA Modified Dash. Scott Coe took the 10-lap heat and
Don Skaggs won the 10-lap “B” main. Springer paced qualifying with a time of
12.790 seconds at 70.367 mph.
New Castle’s Danny Acrey II scored his first feature win of the season in the
Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks. Acrey inherited first position when
Anderson’s Mike Riddle Jr. and Markleville’s Abe Puckett tangled in turn 1 while
battling for the lead on the 13th of 30 laps. Both drivers were relegated to the
tail of the field. Acrey then held off Lapel’s Dennis Moser, Muncie’s Bret Miles
Jr., and a hard-charging Rod Phipps for the win. Markleville’s Randy Hoppes
completed the top five.
Ryan Buckner took the checkered in the first Lampco FCU Street Stock heat while
Willy DeHart visited the O’Reilly Winner’s Circle in the second heat. Phipps
paced qualifying with a time of 14.296 seconds.
Defending champion Daniel Russell picked up his third feature win of the season
in the American Awards Legends. Russell, who led qualifying with a time of
14.061 seconds, had to start in the middle of the field after a half-inversion
of the starting lineup.
Russell made his way up to fifth by the 10th lap and advanced to third by the
16th circuit. He then took the lead on the 23rd lap with a front stretch pass on
Rodney Smith. Making a late-race pass on Smith, Greenfield’s Paul Holden grabbed
runner-up honors. Smith, Scooter Way and Tommy Jordan completed the top-five
Smith won the first American Awards Legends heat, while Clark Dietzen picked up
his first heat win of the season in the second preliminary event.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Tuesday, July 4, with Titan Auto
Insurance Figure 8 Madness. Featured events include the 1 Hour Figure 8 Enduro
with the Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s, School Bus Figure 8’s, Powder
Puff School Bus Figure 8’s and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Figure
Following the racing program, Anderson’s best fireworks show will be showcased
in the Anderson Speedway, MAX/WHBU Set the Night to Music Fireworks presented by
DHI/Pop Weaver Popcorn
On Tuesday, July 4, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing beginning at
7. 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.