Anderson 400 Pole Qualifying, MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series Kicks Off Weekend

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director

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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.

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