Hazelbaker, Phipps, Rose, Teepe and Baker All Win Phillippe Eco Water Night Features

Anderson's Rob Hazelbaker patiently paced his way to the Super Truck Feature victory on Phillippe Eco Water Systems Night at the Races Saturday evening at the Anderson Speedway. Ronnie Phipps captured the Terry's RV Street Stock Headliner while point leader Ronnie Rose padded his lead with the Figure 8 win. Chris Teepe and David Baker were the Chappy's Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive main masters.

The Super Truck feature maybe the best of the year so far as the 40-lap event had four lead changes and heavy duty nose to tail gate racing.

The field was totally inverted by the draw with Buddy Davis going to the point at the get-go. Davis remained on top until going high out of Turn 4 on lap 16 allowing Dave Lynch to take the lead.

Lynch's mount failed after four laps, vaulting Todd Neal into the lead. Hazelbaker followed into second and the battle was on. Hazelbaker tried Neal high and low and had Neal sideways on more than one occasion.

Hazelbaker seemed to calm down and his patience paid off with a Neal bobble on lap 34 which sent Hazelbaker to the lead and the victory over Neal, point leader Bret Miles, Josh Burton and Joe Beaver.

Brian Lemmer was a flag to flag victor in heat No. 1 over Burton and Beaver. Rodney Fout Jr. led heat No. 2 until bouncing off the wall on lap four.  Dave Brown and Mike Mendenhall raced for the lead with Mendenhall taking the lead on lap seven for the victory over Davis and Dave Brown. Defending Champion Brent Busby was fast qualifier at 13.692 seconds.

The Street Stock headliner saw Kevin Brooks spin and Gary Moore nail him head on to bring the yellow on the first go-around. From that point on the top five put on a whale of a driving performance with some awesome racing.

Ronnie Phipps, after taking over the driving chores for Jerry Rigney has been an animal. Phipps led the distance but Darwin Blankenship was absolutely glued to his bumper. On lap 26, Blankenship pulled alongside of Phipps and the pass was coming but was denied by the yellow flag for the blown engine of Jake Owens.

 At the checker it was Phipps, Blankenship, point leader Rich Boyer, Terry Burton and Danny Acrey II in that order.

Darwin Blankenship took it flag to flag to capture the first heat over Boyer and Phipps. J.D. Blankenship led the entire distance in heat No. 2, but was black-flagged for being over his time. Gary Moore took the win over Chris Miller and Jake Owens. Terry Burton was fast timer for the seventh consecutive week at 14.316 seconds.

Ronnie Phipps has been hot the last two weeks in the Figure 8 and looked like he was heading for three in a row. Phipps took the lead from the pole, courtesy of the inversion.

Rose and Rod Phipps hotly pursued Ronnie Phipps. The traffic was wild at the intersection with several criss-crossing near misses right off the bat.

On lap five, Bub Beachboard decided to play bull dozer and charged the intersection with no place to go. The end result was leader Ronnie Phipps and Beachboard sitting on the sidelines with badly damaged race cars.

Rose took over the point and was chased to the checker by Rod Phipps but was not to be denied. At the end it was Rose the victor over Rod Phipps, Ricky Tharp, Joe Hart Jr. and Curtis Chapman.

Ronnie Phipps led the distance in heat No. 1 over Rose and Hart. Jeff Swinford took over at halfway in the second heat race to take the win over Doug Sheets and Beachboard. Mike Perry was fast qualifier at 20.437 seconds.

Car Count in the Front Wheel Drive division again demanded two 15-lap features. David Baker made it look easy in feature No. 1 as he ran off and hid from the competition. Trailers were Kevin Rhodus, Bill Greene, Paul Butler and point leader Chris Jennings.

Elliott McKinney held off Chris Teepe and Randy Owen to capture his first win only to see it taken away in tech following the race. Teepe was awarded the victory over Owen, Sam Folsom, Bill King and Joe Butler.

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