Riall Wins Insight ThunderCup;
McGinley, Swallows, Dustin and Travis Burge Also Victorious
By Kyle Larson
Public Relations Director
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2005 MAX/WLBC Friday Night Summer Series concluded at Anderson Speedway on
Friday, September 30 on the opening night of the Chappy’s Rent to Own Weekend of
Alice Riall won the Insight ThunderCup with Scott McGinley earning the Legends
victory and Paris Swallows Jr. claiming top honors in the Insight ThunderCar
Figure 8’s. Dustin Burge won the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval
feature with Travis Burge returning to the Texas Roadhouse Winner’s Circle in
the Figure 8 division.
In the first Insight ThunderCup, Alexandria’s Alice Riall was awarded the
victory after Josh Myers crossed the line first, but was disqualified for not
passing technical inspection. The 30-lap feature began with Greenfield’s
Marshall Thompson darting into the top spot at the drop of the green flag. He
led the opening 11 circuits.
On the 12th go-around, Paris Swallows Jr. drove around Thompson to become the
new race leader. Then on the 18th circuit, Swallows was involved in an accident
on the backstretch and he was forced to start on the tail of the field.
That handed the lead to Myers, who would pace the remaining 12 circuits. After
Myers was disqualified, Riall grabbed the victory. Anderson’s Paris Swallows Jr.
placed second with Tim Dick in third position. Roy Grissom Sr. and Thompson
completed the top five.
In preliminary action, Riall and Grissom Sr. visited the Teas Roadhouse Winner’s
Circle in heat race action. Billy Riddle was the top qualifier at 15.303 seconds
at 58.812 mph.
The 25-lap Legends feature began with Mike Carroll sailing into the first
position, pacing the opening four circuits. On the fifth lap, Rodney Smith was
up front. He led until the 16th go-around, when Scott McGinley completed the
race-wining pass after a great battle with Smith for the race win.
At the checkered flag, McGinley finished just 0.240 seconds in front of Smith.
Third was Tim George with T.J. Sneva and Paul Holden completing the top-five. In
heat race action, Smith and Wes Rohrabaugh grabbed victories. McGinley recorded
the quickest time in time trials at 14.002 seconds at 64.277 mph.
In the 15-lap Insight ThunderCar Figure 8 feature, Paris Swallows turned in a
dominating performance, earning a flag-to-flag victory. At the finish, Billy
Riddle finished second to the winning machine of Swallows. Third was Robert
Brumback with Darryl Rogers and Jesse King completing the top five.
Recently crowned champion Dustin Burge scored the victory in the Chappy’s Rent
to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval division. Bobby Jo Elliott led from the drop of
the green flag, holding the lead the opening nine circuits. On the 10th
go-around, Dustin Burge completed the pass to take the lead.
At the checkers, Burge was chased by Allen Wagner, Brad Stevens, Devin Mitchell
and Jeff Saxon. Josh Wood and Bobby Jo Elliott were winners of heat races.
Dustin Burge set a new track record in qualifying with an official clocking of
Travis Burge continued his strong performance in the Chappy’s Rent to Own Front
Wheel Drive Figure 8’s with notching another feature win. He passed Allen Wagner
on the third circuit and never looked back. At the finish, Dustin Burge placed
second with Cale Ramey, Nick Warner and Allen Wagner completing the top five.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday Night, October 1, with
the Benson Motorcycles Night of Thrills. Don’t miss the new lineup of events
that include School Bus Figure 8’s, Powder Puff School Bus Figure 8’s, Train
Races, Cork Screw Race, Spectator Races, Front Wheel Drives in Oval and Figure 8
racing and Powder Puff Front Wheel Drives.
On Saturday Night, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with racing beginning at 8.
Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under
get in free.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.