Insight Double Thunder Power Weekend Set for Friday and Saturday

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action with the Insight Double Thunder Power Weekend. On Friday, July 29, the MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series will showcase Limited Late Models, Insight ThunderCars in Oval and Figure 8 racing along with Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 action.

On Saturday, July 30, The Star Press Saturday Night Series features the Insight ThunderCar Enduro 200. The Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks and Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks will also be showcased on the world’s fastest quarter-mile oval.

The Limited Late Models will make a third appearance at Anderson Speedway. In two races held in June, Anderson’s Jon Conklin and Shirley’s Mike Coates claimed checkered flags. Other drivers to watch on Friday night include Mike Riddle Jr., Jason Fullen and Wes Russell Jr.

After producing his eighth top-five finish of the Insight ThunderCar Oval season, Brandon Phillips extended his point lead to 18 markers over Alexandria’s Alice Riall. Third in the points rundown is Rookie Billy Riddle, trailing first place by 85 markers. The remainder of the top five includes Roy Grissom Sr. and William Coffman.

In the Insight ThunderCar Figure 8’s, Terry Malone Jr. and Paris Swallows continue a close battle for the division crown. With four victories and 13 top-10 showings, Malone has constructed a 65 point lead on Swallows. Most recent winner Billy Riddle ranks third with Roy Grissom Sr. and Robert Brumback rounding out the top five.

Dustin Burge returned to first position in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval point standings after scoring his third feature victory. The Anderson racer has notched 12 top-five finishes and 14 top 10s. Sam Folsom ranks second, just nine markers from Burge. Third is Brad Stevens with Nick Warner and Kevin Harmon filling out the top five.

Nick Warner continues to hold a comfortable advantage in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s. He leads Randy Owen by 145 points. Allen Wagner ranks third with Chris Teepe and last weekend’s feature winner Travis Burge completing the top five.

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.

Recording a division leading ninth top-five finish, New Castle’s Tony Broyles extended his point’s lead to 488 markers over Indianapolis’ Robert Lemen. Third in the point standings is Ronnie Rose, who has collected five feature wins and seven top-five finishes. The Tim Bennett No. 14 SuperTruck that Joe Beaver has taken over ranks fourth with Andrew Brown completing the top five.

Anderson’s Rich Boyer sits atop the Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stock standings with nine feature wins and 12 top-five finishes. Boyer holds a 268 point lead on Rod Phipps, who scored a dramatic victory on July 23. Danny Acrey ll ranks third with the No. 8 owned by Shelley Worley in fourth position. DT’S R Bar Rookie Ryan Buckner rounds out the top five after collecting third place honors last weekend.

The Insight ThunderCar Enduro will showcase up to 55 cars in the starting field in an action-packed 200-lap format. The race is split into two 100 lap segments with a 10 minute break allowing teams to refuel and make adjustments before the second 100 lap portion.

The previous two winners, Greenfield’s Phil Jenkins and Plymouth’s Carl Muffley are among the 38 pre-entries. Other notables to keep your eye on include Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8 competitors Rod Phipps, Curtis Chapman, Ranny Hinton, Mark Goettman, Ronnie Phipps, Herb Rose and Ronnie Rose. Terry’s RV Sales & Street Stock racer Randy Hoppes, Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck Rookie Josh Poore along with ThunderCar drivers Billy Riddle and last year’s front runners Jack Taylor and Tim Brown will also be drivers to watch. Plus many more in this event you can’t afford to miss.

On Saturday Night, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at 8. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

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