Lane, Boyer Score Victories in Anderson 400

Story By Tom Hammond

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The new format of the Anderson 400 presented by Great Deals featured the CRA Super Series in a 250-lap showdown and the CRA Street Stocks in a 150-lap event on Saturday, July 15 at Anderson Speedway. Jeff Lane earned the win the 250-lap CRA Super Series event with Rich Boyer grabbing the winning hardware in the CRA Street Stocks feature.

In the CRA Super Series event, Lane turned in a dominant performance in the second half of Anderson 250 presented by Great Deals to score the victory. Lane was fourth after the first 125 laps when a 10-minute break allowed teams to make adjustments prior to the final leg. An inversion of the top five put Lane second to start the second half of the race.

Lane took the lead on the restart, only to see St. John pass him for leadership honors in slower traffic on Lap 156. Lane then returned the favor in similar fashion nine laps later in the 4th turn and on the front stretch. In the closing stages, Lane was able to pull away from his closest challengers.

St. John and Hantz battled for runner-up honors in the closing stages with St. John holding on for second position and Hantz in third. Greenfield’s Kenny Tweedy and Tom Hernly Jr. of Lansing, Mich., rounded out the top five. They both charged from the back of the field to grab top-five performances.

Anderson’s Rich Boyer has enjoyed tremendous success on the World’s Fastest Quarter Mile Oval, and that continued as he won the 150-lap CRA Street Stock feature. Boyer took over the point on the 28th lap and held it for the remainder of the race that included a number of caution periods, including a crash by a slower car into the turn three barrels on the final lap that led to a green/white/checkered finish.

Current Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stock point leader Rod Phipps appeared out of contention early but worked his way back into the top five by the 110th lap. He ended up second, but not without controversy as he and Greenfield’s Phil Jenkins tangled in turn four on the final lap. Jenkins hit the wall and Phipps took over the runner-up slot. Early racer leader Brian Hopkins, Greensboro’s Chuck Cook and Jenkins completed the top five.

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Friday, July 21, with the MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series showcasing American Awards Legends, Insight ThunderCars, Pro ThunderCars and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 action.

On Saturday, July 22, the Best Way Disposal National Crown presented by Anderson Sign and Banner will showcase the Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s. The Star Press Saturday Night Series will also feature Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks and Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks.

For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.