Anderson 400 Pole Qualifying,
MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series Kicks Off Weekend
By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director
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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
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.
On Thursday, July 14, Anderson’s
premier bowling center, Cooper’s Sport Bowl will host Anderson 400 Bowl Your
Brains Out from
8-10 p.m. kicking off the Anderson 400 Weekend. Cooper’s is located at 1920 East
53rd Street. For additional information, visit
Over 30 cars are expected to battle for the vital pole starting position for
Saturday night’s 39th Annual Anderson 400 presented by The Cat Rental Store and
Great Deals. Among the 2005 event entries, Daleville’s Bull Baker has a great
chance to post top honors during qualifying. He has collected two poles in five
Anderson 400 events. Others to watch include 2001 pole winner Scott Hantz and
April CRA Super Series event fast qualifier Bobby Parsley.
Current NASCAR star Mark Martin and short track legend Mike Eddy are atop the
career pole charts for the Anderson 400, both earning four apiece. Michigan
standout Butch Miller has claimed three pole positions for the short track
classic. Other multiple pole winners include Alan Kulwicki, Butch Miller, Scott
Hansen and 2001 Anderson 400 pole winner Bull Baker.
The Insight ThunderCar Oval division continues to showcase a great point’s
battle at the midway point of the 2005 season. With a runner-up finish in the
most recent event on Friday, July 8, Rookie Billy Riddle took over first
position in the standings. He holds a single point lead advantage on Alice Riall
with third-ranking Brandon Phillips just two markers from first spot. Fourth is
Roy Grissom Sr. with William Coffman rounding out the top five.
Terry Malone Jr. leads the Insight ThunderCar Figure 8 point standings after
earning his fourth checkered flag last weekend. He has constructed a 65 point
margin over early point’s leader Paris Swallows Jr. Third is Billy Riddle with
Roy Grissom Sr. and Mike Peters filling out the top five.
Anderson’s Sam Folsom sits atop the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval
point’s standings with a 14 point edge on two-time feature winner Dustin Burge.
Third in the points rundown is Brad Stevens with Kevin Harmon and Nick Warner
completing the top five.
In Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 action, Nick Warner leads
Randy Owen by 95 points. Third is Allen Wagner with Chris Teepe fourth and most
recent winner Travis Burge in fifth position.
On Friday Night, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at 8.
Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under
get in free.
For additional information on Anderson Speedway call
(765) 642-0206. For more information on the CRA Super Series Late Models, visit