8th Annual Weidner Chevrolet
Stock Car Festival Concludes
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Race fans were
treated to a little bit of everything during the final day of the 8th Annual
Weidner Chevrolet Stock Car Festival at Anderson Speedway on Sunday, October 9.
Tight racing, paint-trading and great finishes made for a wild afternoon of
action the world’s fastest quarter-mile oval.
The afternoon started off with the Ed Martin Auto Group SuperTruck feature.
Noblesville’s Joe Beaver took the lead on the 22nd of 40 laps and then cruised
to a comfortable win. Jeff Ellis finished second with Steve Blair, Ric Pfeifer
and Jake Owens rounding out the top-five finishers.
The USAC Ford Focus Midgets made their final appearance of 2005. Robbie Ray took
top honors, winning his second consecutive feature at Anderson Speedway. At the
finish, Tate Martz placed second with James Robertson, Casey Riggs and Stephanie
Mockler completing the top five.
The Indy URL Stock Cars appeared in a 40-lap event, with Steve Blair scoring the
win. Chasing Blair across the finish line included early race leader Jeff Ellis
with Stuart Quakenbush in third spot. Tim Ewers and Chad Gaskill filled out the
The Limited Late Models featured a tight battle at first before Scott Hinshaw
pulled away for the victory. At the checkers, Mike Coates, Terry Cater, Tom
Latham and Jeremy Stephens finished behind the race winner.
Rodney Smith returned to the Texas Roadhouse Winner’s Circle by winning the
Legends feature. Former division champion Eric Black grabbed runner-up honors
with John Robbins in third. T.J. Sneva and Billy Smith filled out the top five.
The Indy URL Pro Trucks saw Steve Blair pick up his second win of the afternoon.
Blair took the lead coming out of the fourth turn on the first lap. He would
never be challenged as the 40-lap feature unfolded. Stuart Quakenbush was second
with Tom Miller in third spot. Joe Hill and Kerry Roseman rounded out the top
Rich Boyer continued his dominance by capturing the Open Stock feature. Boyer
took the lead on the 21st lap with a pass of Ronnie Phipps. Boyer then poured it
on, securing a half-lap advantage by the checkered flag. New Castle’s Danny
Acrey II finished second with Rob Allman third. Phipps and Curtis Chapman
completed the top-five.
Anderson’s Josh Tharp scored his first win in the Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky
Figure 8 feature. Tharp took the lead when Noblesville’s Jeff Swinford spun
entering the crossover on the 18th of 20 laps. Tharp was able to hold on despite
five false starts for the final two circuits. Second was Ronnie Phipps with
Ronnie Rose in third. Rob Allman was fourth with Curtis Chapman in fifth
2005 Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drive Oval Points Champion Dustin Burge
took the win in a wild 15-lap oval feature. There were three other lead changes
before Burge took over five laps form the end. Second was Devin Mitchell with
Travis Burge, Nick Warner and Scott Tungate completing the top five.
The Insight ThunderCar 20-lap Oval Feature wrapped up the afternoon. The race
was slow to start after a spin on the second lap. Bret Marcum crossed the finish
line in first position, but was disqualified following technical inspection.
That awarded the win to Jeremy Baker. The remainder of the top five included
Jason Thompson, Tim Brown, Colin Ratliff and Justin Meriwether.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Sunday, October 16, with the 2005
season finale featuring the Street Stock Enduro 250, paying $5,000 to win. The
Chappy’s Rent to Own Front Wheel Drives will also be showcased next weekend.
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.