Marsh, Riddle, Swallows, Smith
and Teepe Grab Top Honors
By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director
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Anderson Speedway returned to racing action on
Friday, July 29, with the opening night of the Insight Double Thunder Power
Weekend. In Limited Late Model action, Muncie’s Todd Marsh scored the victory
with the Insight ThunderCar Oval win going to Billy Riddle and the Figure 8
checkered flag was captured by Paris Swallows Jr. In Chappy’s Rent to Own Front
Wheel Drive competition, Chris Teepe claimed the Figure 8 feature with Jerry
Smith the winner of the Oval event.
The 30-lap Limited Late Model feature showcased the largest starting field of
the season with 14 cars taking the green flag. Early season winner Mike Coates
soared to the lead, getting the jump on 56th Best Way Disposal National Crown
winner Mike Riddle Jr. In the opening laps, Coates was then forced to hold off a
hard-charging William Mefford. On the eighth circuit, Mefford dropped out with
apparent mechanical problems.
Coates then began to pull away on Riddle with Todd Marsh advancing to third spot
on the ninth lap. After Marsh completed a pass on Riddle on the 21st circuit, he
set his sights on Coates. With two laps remaining, he completed the race-winning
pass. At the finish, Marsh was followed by Coates, Riddle, Ray Fullen and Dean
Anderson’s Mike Riddle Jr. and Shirley’s David McConnell were winners of heat
race action. Marsh posted the fastest time in qualifying with a one lap time of
Billy Riddle turned in a dominant performance during the Insight ThunderCar Oval
feature, pacing the complete 20-lap distance. He darted ahead of the field with
fast qualifier Clint Groves battling him for the checkered flag throughout the
The victory for Riddle was his second of the season. At the checkered flag, he
was chased by Groves with William Coffman recording a strong third-place
showing. Anderson’s David Short and Alexandria’s Alice Riall rounded out the top
In preliminary action, Greenfield’s Shantell Banks made it two heat victories in
a row. Tim Nickerson scored top honors in the second heat race. Clint Groves was
the fast timer with an official clocking of 15.522 seconds, just 0.017 seconds
ahead of Riddle.
Less than a week after being involved in a violent crash in the cross-over
during the National Crown, Paris Swallows Jr. returned to win his fifth Insight
ThunderCar Figure 8 of the 2005 season. On the initial start, Robert Brumback
and Tim Nickerson made contact in turn 3, forcing Nickerson hard into the
retaining wall and out of competition.
On the second try, Brumback stormed to the top of the leader board. He held the
first position until Swallows completed the race-winning pass with three laps
remaining. At the finish, Swallows placed ahead of Brumback, Billy Riddle, David
Short and Roy Grissom Sr.
Jerry Smith recorded his second feature win of the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front
Wheel Drive Oval season. He darted into the first position after driving by Pete
Corsaro right before the completion of the first circuit. Once out front, Smith
did a masterful job of handling lapped traffic to earn a trip to the Texas
Roadhouse Winner’s Circle.
Finishing behind Smith were Travis Erhart with point’s leader Dustin Burge
placing third. John Burge and Keith Morris rounded out the top-five finishers.
In heat race action, John Burge, Paul Morgan and Haillie Glover grabbed the
winning hardware. Dustin Burge was the fast qualifier with a la of 16.205
Earning a fourth checkered flag in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive
Figure 8 division, Chris Teepe was the winner in the 10-lap event. He grabbed
the point on the drop of the green flag from Keith Morris. At the finish, Teepe
was followed by Morris, Nick Warner, Randy Owen and John Burge.
The Insight Double Thunder Power Weekend concludes at Anderson Speedway on
Saturday, July 30. The Star Press Saturday Night Series features the Insight
ThunderCar Enduro 200, Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks and Terry’s RV Sales &
Service Street Stocks.
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.