Olson, Phipps, Conklin and Burge Victorious on Saturday Night
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
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
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
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.