Baker, Burge, Swallows, Marsh and
Riddle Score Feature Wins
By Tom Hammond
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Five different feature races produced
five different winners during the MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series at
Anderson Speedway on Friday, August 12.
Andersonís Paris Swallows Jr. scored his sixth feature win of 2005 in the
Insight ThunderCar Figure 8 feature despite spinning in the crossover during one
of the four starts of the 15-lap event. James Peterson took the lead from the
outside of the front row at the start, but Swallows and Andersonís Billy Riddle
surged passed Peterson on the fourth lap.
Current pointís leader Terry Malone Jr. and veteran Roy Grissom Sr. also worked
around Peterson as he slid low in the third turn of the Figure 8 course.
Swallows, Riddle and Malone then pulled away from the rest of the pack, and
Swallows held Riddle at bay to pick up the checkered flag. Malone ended up third
followed by Grissom and Peterson.
Andersonís David Baker held off fellow Anderson driver John Burge to win the
Chappyís Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 feature. Towards the conclusion
of the event, Baker and second running Chris Teepe tangled, but Baker was able to
regain control and pick up the win. Burge made a late-race charge to placed
second followed by Anderson drivers Shane Cullen, Allen Wagner and Nick Warner
to round out the top five.
Muncieís Todd Marsh scored his second consecutive victory as the Limited Late
Models visited Anderson Speedway for the fourth time this season. Marsh built a
commanding half-lap lead by the half-way point of the 30-lap feature, only to
see that margin go away because of caution flag on the 19th circuit caused by
debris on the track.
Marsh quickly rebuilt his advantage on the restart and cruised to a comfortable
victory. Andersonís Jon Conklin was second followed by Franktonís Wes Russell
Jr., Andersonís Mike Riddle Jr. and Shirleyís Mike Coates.
Conklin was victorious in the Limited Late Model heat race, while Russell paced
qualifying with a time of 13.249 seconds.
Billy Riddle made his way into the Texas Roadhouse Winnerís Circle for the third
time this season in the Insight ThunderCar Oval feature. Riddle was able to jump
into contention early in the 20-lap event despite starting ninth. Riddle then
took the lead on the fourth lap from Andersonís Tom Tacket and built a half-lap
lead by the mid-way point.
Fellow Anderson driver Brandon Phillips tried to close the gap after getting
through traffic but Riddle had too much of a cushion. Phillips ended up second
followed by Alexandriaís Alice Riall and fellow Anderson drivers David Short and
Jeff Dick. Andersonís Brian Vaughn appeared to finish fifth but was disqualified
after a post-race inspection for an illegal frame height.
Riall scored the win in the first ThunderCar oval heat, while Andersonís Jeff
Eytchison was victorious in the second heat. Short led qualifying with a time of
A disqualification changed the winner of the Chappyís Rent to Own Front Wheel
Drive Oval feature. Alexandriaís Kevin Harmon appeared to pick up the victory
over Anderson's Dustin Burge, but Harmon was disqualified after the race for going
to his pit before going to the post-race inspection. As a result Dustin Burge
was awarded the victory with John Burge in the second position. Baker, Brad
Stevens and Sam Folsom completed the top five.
Travis Erhart won the first eight-lap heat race, while Andersonís Travis Burge
took top honors in the second heat. Andersonís Brad Stevens paced qualifying
with a time of 15.991 seconds.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday, August 13, with the
final appearance of the CRA Super Series Late Models in the Anderson 125
presented by Great Deals. The Terryís RV Sales & Service Street Stocks and Boss
Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8ís will also be showcased during The Star Press
Saturday Night Series.
On Saturday Night, spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing beginning at 8.
Admission is $13 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.