Rich Boyer Wins Terry's RV 150; Jones, Riddle Also Capture Feature Victories

By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director

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The Terry’s RV Sales & Service Summer Fun Weekend concluded at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, August 6, with Street Stocks featured in the Terry’s RV 150. The Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s and Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks were also showcased on The Star Press Saturday Night Series.

New Castle’s Mark Jones picked up his second win of the season in the Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck feature after misfortune struck several of the front runners on two separate occasions. DT’S R Bar Rookie Josh Poore drove into first position and paced the opening six circuits. Then contact between Steve Blair and Poore forced the first caution of the event.

This handed the first spot to point’s leader Tony Broyles. The New Castle competition then began to pull away from his closest challenge Joe Beaver. As the race progressed, Beaver closed right behind Broyles. Then the two tangled in turn three, just five laps from the end of the 40-lap feature, with Broyles’ truck spinning and Beaver’s truck hitting the wall. Jones inherited the top spot after the incident and cruised to the win.

In just his second appearance of the year, Brian Hopkins finished in second spot after making a late-race pass on eventual third-place finisher Wes Russell Jr. Fourth was Bob Lemen with Ric Pfeifer rounding out the top five.

Hopkins won the first heat race after finishing ahead of teammates Joe Beaver and Wes Russell Jr. Indianapolis’ Scott Brooks was the winner of the second heat, beating Josh Poore and Ric Pfeifer. Broyles was the top qualifier at a time of 13.577 seconds.

Two-time defending champion Rich Boyer recorded the victory in the Terry’s RV 150, making the winning passing with just eight laps remaining on Danny Acrey ll. The event began with Boyer posting the quickest time in time trails of the 23 cars that were on hand. At the drop of the green flag, Boyer darted into the first position and dominated the first half of the biggest event of the Street Stock season.

On the 84th go-around, the complexion of the event changed when Jamie Hadley and Abe Puckett made contact and hammered the retaining wall in turn 1. Boyer was regulated to the tail of the field for involvement with the accident.

This handed first spot to Acrey, who continued to show the pace until Boyer moved back to challenge for the race lead. While battling with Acrey for leadership honors, Boyer then found himself relegated to the rear of the pack after spinning in the third turn on the 126th lap.

A couple late-race caution periods caused the field to bunch back up, giving Boyer a chance. Then in a fierce battle for the race win, Boyer and Acrey battled side-by-side for three laps before Boyer made the decisive pass in turn four on the 141st lap. He then pulled away for a comfortable win. Chris Miller placed third with Ryan Buckner and Jeff Perry completing the top five.

Former division champions Ronnie Rose and Mike Riddle Jr. put on a classic two-car duel in the Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8 feature. Rose jumped out to the lead from the outside of the front row while Riddle followed him from the fourth starting position. Riddle was hot on Rose’s bumper as the traffic in the crossover became heavy. The two avoided disaster on the 18th lap when they both nearly hit the slower car of Anderson’s Rod Phipps.

The near-miss may have given Riddle the momentum he needed over the final two laps as he went to the high side of Rose heading into the final two turns of the 20-lap race. The two went side-by-side coming into the crossover with Riddle able to pick up the win by half the length of the car. Anderson’s Billy Palmer finished third, with fellow Anderson drivers Herb Rose and Curtis Chapman rounding out the top five.

Rose and Ranny Hinton grabbed the winning hardware in heat race action. Point’s leader Curtis Chapman recorded the best time in qualifying with an official quick time of 20.509 seconds.

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Friday, August 12, with the MAX / WLBC Friday Night Summer Series. Featured divisions include 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, August 13, don’t miss the final appearance of the CRA Super Series Late Models in the Anderson 125 presented by Great Deals. The Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks and Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s will also be showcased during The Star Press Saturday Night Series.

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