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