Jennings, Robertson, Peterson,
Teepe, Jennings and Baker Top Anderson Speedway Action
For the third consecutive week, thunderstorms
plagued the MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series at the Anderson Speedway, but as
the old saying goes the show must go on.
Daleville's Bull Baker captured the pole for the
Anderson 400 in Sunoco Super Series pole qualifying while Richmond's Joe
Jennings took the Ed Martin Automotive Group Modified feature. Indianapolis'
James Robertson won the Legend main while Anderson's Chris Teepe and
Centerville's Jessica Jennings were the hot shoes in the Chappy's Rent To Own
Front Wheel Drive headliners and Anderson's James Peterson and Mike Peters were
victors in the ThunderCar Oval and the ThunderCar Figure 8.
Bull Baker toured the quarter-mile in 12.101 seconds at 74.374 mph to put his
Car Brite/Stoops/Cooper Tire Chevrolet on the pole for the prestigious Anderson
400 for the second consecutive year.
Rounding out the top five were Michigan's
Andy Ponstein, Jeff Lane, Joel Kauffman and the fastest rookie Tom Hernly, Jr.
Twenty-nine competitors will battle for 400 grueling laps for the $10,000 to win
payday Saturday evening.
Due to a heavy thunderstorm, current point standings were used for line up
purposes in all divisions. Heat races were also scraped from the program.
In the Ed Martin Modifieds, Joe Jennings took
the lead at the get-go. Defending point champ Mark Harrison hounded Jennings and
in the late going of the 30 lapper even had Jennings cross wise a couple of
time. Jennings was not to shaken from the lead and went on to record his second
win of the year over Harrison, the 2000 point champ Jeff Weston, 1999 National
Incar Champ L.J. Lines and Randy Anderson.
Mark Sullivan jumped off to sizeable lead in the Legend feature only to see that
disappear on lap six when Aaron Habig and Ron Tiller crashed in Turn 2. Upon the
return to green, James Robertson, who started fourth, put the heat on Sullivan
trying him high and low.
On lap 11, Sullivan's mount slid high in the
corner and Robertson was able to jet by to take command. Robertson went on to
record his second consecutive win over Sullivan, Scott McGinley, Eric Black and
Darrell Lee Brown.
Twenty-eight cars took the green flag in the ThunderCar Oval feature. James
Peterson jumped to the early lead and Joe Walters adhered to his bumper as the
duo battled in and out of traffic, sometimes side by side.
Walters trapped Peterson in traffic and took
control on lap eight. Walters tangled with a slower car on lap 14 puncturing his
tire and taking him out of competition. Peterson regained the lead and went on
to the victory over Tim Dick, A.J. Jones, Roy Grissom, Sr and Shane Cullen.
In the Chappy's Rent To Own Front Wheel Drives, tremendous car count again
forced two features. Sixteen-year-old Jessica Jennings took the lead at the
green and led the distance in the 15-lap affair becoming the first gal to win a
Front Wheel Drive event This was also her first career win. Trailers were Bill
Greene, Kevin Rhodus, Cale Ramey and Jessica's cousin Chris Jennings.
Elliott McKinney and Dustin Tomlinson were early
leaders in feature No. 2 before Chris Teepe took over the top spot on lap three.
Teepe sailed on the victory over Tomlinson, Randy Owen, Shantell Banks and Larry
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