Olson, Phipps, Conklin and Burge Victorious on Saturday Night

Story By Kyle Larson

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Anderson Speedway returned to action on Saturday, September 9 with the X2RA Midgets, Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks, Insight ThunderCup and Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s. The Spectator Championships were also showcased on The Star Press Saturday Night Series.

In the debut of the X2RA Midgets, Brian Olson charged from the 10th starting position to score the victory in the 40-lap feature. Adam Schuyler led the opening eight circuits with Justin Overfelt pacing the field for the next 21 circuits. Olson completed the race-winning pass on the 30th circuit.

Olson held on for the victory during the final 10 laps after several caution flags plagued the second half of the event. Chasing Olson across the finish line included Dan Drinan, Mario Marietta, Overfelt and Schuyler.

Heat race victories were claimed by Jeremy Warren, Olson and Jim Anderson. In qualifying, Kyle Nicholas recorded the best time with a lap of 11.659 seconds.

In the Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stock feature, veteran Ronnie Phipps visited the O’Reilly Auto Parts Winner’s Circle. Ronnie Phipps charged into the first position at the drop of the green flag, getting the jump on Willy DeHart.

For most of the 30-lap feature, Ronnie Phipps was forced to fend off consistent challenges from former division champion Danny Acrey ll. At the finish, Ronnie Phipps was able to pull away from Acrey for his first season victory. Rod Phipps advanced to a third-place finish with Dehart in fourth and Abe Puckett grabbing fifth-place honors.

In preliminary action, Acrey and Jon Conklin grabbed victories in heat races while Bret Miles Jr. was the fast qualifier at 14.345 seconds.

The 2nd Annual Insight ThunderCup featured first year division competitors Dustin Burge and Nick Warner waging a great battle for the victory. Burge sailed into the first position at the start after a two lap side-by-side battle with Warner at the drop of the green flag.

Burge did a masterful job of holding off Warner during the 30-lap feature. At the checkered flag, Warner finished just 0.240 seconds behind Burge. Darryl Rogers placed third with Jeff Eytchison and Alice Riall filling out the top five.

Eytchison and Shantell Banks scored heat race wins with Warner the quick timer at 15.121 seconds.

The Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s returned to action with Jon Conklin scoring his first season victory. On the initial start, Conklin and Elliott McKinney tangled forcing a complete restart. On the second try, Conklin was able to grab the lead on the start over Rod Phipps.

As the race developed, Conklin paced the event with McKinney moving into second position challenging Conklin for the victory during the closing stages of the event. Conklin was able to prevail with McKinney in second. Shawn Cullen placed third with Ronnie Rose and Phipps completing the top five.

Rod Phipps and Ronnie Phipps won heat races while Rob Allman grabbed fast time honors with a lap of 13.371 seconds.

In the Spectator Championships, Jason Orr won the four cylinder division over Tara Erhart. The six cylinder division victory went to Josh Walker, defeating Michael Humes in the finals. The eight cylinder victory was claimed by Josh Stamper with Scott Razor finishing second.

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Friday, September 15 with the WNDY-23 Family Night at the Races. The MAX/WBLC Friday Night Summer Series will feature Newco Metals Legends, Insight ThunderCars, Pro ThunderCars and Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8 action.

On Saturday, September 16, The Star Press Saturday Night Series will include Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTrucks, Lampco Federal Credit Union Street Stocks and Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8’s.

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