Busby Bags J.D. Byrider 150
Defending Super Truck point
champion Brent Busby of Anderson bagged the biggest race of the year for the
Phillippe Eco Water Systems Super Trucks by winning the J.D. Byrider 150
Saturday evening at the Anderson Speedway.
Current point leader Rich Boyer of
Anderson captured the Terry's RV Street Stock headliner while Middletown's
Ronnie Phipps was the Figure 8 Main master and Don Sterck the Baby Grand winner.
A $1,500 payday was on the line for the Super Trucks with Joe Beaver setting
fast time (13.630 seconds) and Brent Busby qualifying along side to set up an
exciting 150 lap event.
Even though Busby grabbed the lead
at the get-go and was never headed, the race was awesome with a tremendous
amount of side by side racing, passes and nose to tail gate racing going on in
the pack behind Busby.
The yellow flew on lap 17 for a
fire under the hood of Andrew Brown. The yellow came again 20 laps later for oil
from the blown engine of Rodney Fout Jr. The race took a 10 minute pit stop at
halfway with Tony Broyles, Jack Dossey Jr., Joe Beaver and Bret Miles running
second through fifth behind Busby.
At that point, 11 trucks remained
on the lead lap. Minor spins plagued the second half of the race. On lap 130,
things began to heat up with Beaver going to third and Josh Burton to fourth. On
lap 142, Bob Lemen and Mike Mendenhall locked horns for the final yellow
setting up a dash to the checker.
Broyles was able to close on
Busby at the finish because Busby ran out of gas at the start finish line at the
checker. Broyles was second followed by Beaver, Dossey and Burton.
A four car inversion draw helped the fastest of the Street Stocks start up
front. Boyer led the entire distance and like Busby in the truck race, saw a lot
of heavy duty racing going on behind him.
Terry Burton made a move on Jason
Pitts with three laps to go to take second. Pitts crossed the line third with
Danny Acrey II in fourth position.. Kevin Montgomery passed Jake Owens on lap 21
to come home fifth.
Boyer and Montgomery were both
disqualified during after race inspections, giving the win to Terry Burton.
Curtis Chapman led the fast heat
flag to flag to win over Darwin Blankenship and Montgomery. Ronnie Phipps
captured the checker in heat No. 2 over Chris Miller and Jeff Powers. Chris
Miller was disqualified for failing to report to tech. Terry Burton was
fast qualifier at 14.332 seconds.
In Figure 8 racing, it was Ronnie
Phipps challenging all comers at the crossover to win his third feature and
second in a row. Ricky Tharp and Bobby Long never left Phipps and avoided
several close calls in the crossover.
Tharp, Long, Joe Hart Jr. and
Johnny Magee rounded out the top five. Ronnie Phipps also copped the coins in
the fast heat over point leader Ronnie Rose and Tharp. John Goforth took the win
in heat No. 2 over Mickey Gray and Doug Sheets. Magee was fast timer at 20.367
In Baby Grand action, Matt Goodnight took the lead in the feature only to tangle
with Jim Dugan. Goodnight was sidelined and Dugan took the lead. Dugan was
hounded by Kevin Liles with Liles being passed by Don Sterck on lap 13.
Sterck arrived at the track late
and had to start dead last. On lap 15, Sterck zipped by Dugan for the lead and
never looked back. Trailers were Dugan, Liles, Chad Ramsey and Al Verbish. Dugan
was fast qualifier at 14.010 seconds.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.