Rose, Boyer and Chapman
Victorious During The Star Press Saturday Night Series
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A wild night of racing wrapped up the
Cooperís Sport Bowl / Shoutís Perfect Score Weekend at Anderson Speedway on
Saturday, July 9. Three familiar names graced the Texas Roadhouse Winnerís
Circle during The Star Press Saturday Night Series.
Andersonís Ronnie Rose scored his fifth win of the season in the Ed Martin Auto
Group SuperTruck feature in a race that was heavy on attrition. Only three
trucks were running at the end. Scott Brooks of Indianapolis took the early lead
in the 40-lap feature that was marred by several accidents. The first occurred
on the third lap when Rose, Tony Broyles, Robert Lemen and Andrew Brown tangled
in turn three.
Brooks continued to lead through the middle stages of the race and avoided a
second crash in turn four. DTíS R Bar Rookie Josh Poore spun after contact from
Josh Burton on the 12th lap, also collecting Broyles and Brown in the process.
Broyles was also involved in a spun again four laps later, but that incident saw
Burtonís night come to an end. Burton was black flagged for rough driving and
sent to the pit area. Broyles night ended two laps later when he made hard
contact with the wall in turn wall.
Brooks, meanwhile, continued to lead until the 21st lap when Mike Mendenhall of
Anderson made a pass on the inside heading down the backstretch and into turn
three. Mendenhall then held the lead for seven laps before the engine blew on
Lemenís truck, bringing out the caution flag. Under the yellow, Mendenhall
headed to the pit area with apparent mechanical problems. This handed first
position to Rose.
Rose then held off Poore for the win with David Brown of Muncie finishing third.
Brooks looked to be on his way to a second-place finish but the motor on his
truck blew on the last lap, relegating him to fourth. Mendenhall rounded out the
top five even though he only completed 29 laps.
Broyles scored the win in the first Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck heat while
Poore was victorious in the second heat. Burton led qualifying with a time of
Andersonís Rich Boyer continued his dominance in the Terryís RV Sales and
Service Street Stocks by winning his ninth feature race of 2005. Boyer took over
the lead on the sixth of 30 laps and finished ahead Rod Phipps at the checkers.
Ryan Buckner of Anderson finished third followed by Bret Miles Jr. and Missy
Perry to round out the top five.
Miles won the first Terryís RV Sales & Service Street Stock heat while Chris
Bair of Anderson took the checkered flag in the second heat. Boyer once again
paced qualifying on the worldís fastest quarter-mile oval with a time of 13.976
Curtis Chapman picked up his second win of the season in the Boss Hogg Catering
& Jerky Figure 8 feature in what proved to be a classic race. Andersonís Josh
Tharp took the lead from the start and faced a continual onslaught from Chapman
along with Mike Riddle Jr. and Jeff Swinford.
Chapman made his move on the 15th lap when he went to the high side of Tharp
just past the flag stand heading into the first turn. Chapman then rocketed to
the front through the second turn and into the crossover. Tharpís night then
came to an end when he spun in the crossover and Chapman pulled away for a
sizeable victory. Swinford finished second followed by Cullen, Riddle and Jason
Andersonís Michael Phipps won the first Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8
heat, while fellow Ranny Hinton won the second heat for his first victory of the
season. Shawn Cullen led qualifying with a time of 20.446 seconds.
On Thursday, July 14, Andersonís premier bowling center, Cooperís Sport Bowl
will host Anderson 400 Bowl Your Brains Out from 8-10 p.m. kicking off the
Anderson 400 Weekend. Cooperís is located at 1920 East 53rd Street. For
additional information, visit www.cooperssportbowl.com.
Activities for the 39th Annual Anderson 400 presented by The Cat Rental Store
and Great Deals begin on Friday, July 15, with pole qualifying set for 8 p.m.
The MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series will also be featured with Insight
ThunderCars on the Oval and Figure 8 and Chappy's Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives
in Oval and Figure 8 racing.
On Saturday, July 16, a warm-up session is set for 5 p.m. with an on-track
autograph session scheduled for 6. The 39th Annual Anderson 400 presented by The
Cat Rental Store and Great Deals goes green at 8.
Advanced tickets for the 39th running of the legendary short track event are
selling for $15. Included with this purchase is a free ticket to the MAX/WLBC
Friday Night Summer Series program on Friday, July 15, which includes pole
qualifying for the Anderson 400. This is a $12 savings for the two events. On
raceday, adult tickets will be priced at $20 with kids 6-12 admitted for $5.
Five and under are free.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.