BOBBY FIELDS RETURNS TO ANDERSONâ€™s VICTORY LANE By Dave Hascall ANDERSON, Ind. (July 13) --- A regular program of Hoosier Park Late Models, Big Lots Figure-8 Cars and Street Stocks were on tap Saturday at the Anderson Speedway.
BOBBY FIELDS RETURNS TO ANDERSON’s VICTORY LANE
By Dave Hascall
ANDERSON, Ind. (July 13) --- A regular program of Hoosier Park Late Models, Big Lots Figure-8 Cars and Street Stocks were on tap Saturday at the Anderson Speedway. Bobby Fields, who was seriously injured in early 1995, returned to Victory Lane for the Hoosier Park Late Models for the first time since coming back this April.
Touring professional Ray Skillman is having fits with Hoosier Park Late Model starts. For the fourth consecutive week, he has spun on the opening lap. To make matters worse, he did it twice tonight. On the initial start, he spun off of turn three, sending Fields and others to the outside wall. On the next restart, he made a lap and a half before spinning off of turn two. Al Grogg, Barry Jackson and Tom Flynn were involved. Grogg was the only one to continue. Bobby Fields assumed the lead on the second restart with Vic Hellis in tow. Hellis’s mount began to give up the handle as first Brian Rievley challenged and then fast timer Tim Neal. Neal pushed Hellis hard but Hellis slipped on his own and spun. He recovered, a lap down. Fields won over Rievley, Neal, William Mefford and Grogg. Mefford won the fast heat over B. Fields and Hellis. Bull Baker took the second heat ahead of Ray Fullen and Jackson.
Terry Malone was looking for his first 15 lap Big Lots Figure-8 feature win of the year. Point leader Rich Boyer pushed hard and finally got by on lap 8. Malone’s driveline broke shortly thereafter. Boyer took the win with Doug Riddle, Joe Beaver, Mike Cain and Herb Rose trailing. Cain won the fast heat over Gene Huston and Riddle. Rod Phipps won the second heat over Chris Bair and Tim Lemon. Beaver broke his own three month old Figure-8 track record with a 19.008 run.
The 20 lap Street Stock “A” main got off to a controversial start. Rich Goodwin and Shane Reed had a spin together in their heat race. In an apparent act of retaliation, Goodwin rammed Reed out of the way on lap one of the feature. Reed’s mount was hit by Dennis Wallen and Larry Southerland. Reed’s radiator was busted, ending his night. Reed showed his displeasure by letting his car roll hard into Goodwin’s on the yellow. Goodwin hopped from his car to try to get after Reed. Reed was barred for one week, but not Goodwin. Jason Fullen took the lead over Benny Blevins and Don Cain. Blevins took the lead while Mike Stewart began to push Cain. He pushed Cain too hard. Not only did he get Don sideways, he kept on shoving him until he was gone. Cain got his spot back, while Stewart was sent to the rear. Blevins took his second win of the year over Fullen, Cain, Brian McVey and Chris Bair. Mark Wyman looked headed for another “B” Main win but his car failed, letting John Magee win over Jeff Cravens, Bobby Jeffries and Jerry Swinford, Jr. Ronnie Rose, Frank Boling, Jeffries and Danny Stanley, Jr. won heats.
SUMMARY: Hoosier Park Late Models: Fast Time: Tim Neal (Honey Creek) 12.253 secs. Fast heat: 1. William Mefford (Knightstown) 2. Bobby Fields (Willow Branch) 3. Vic Hellis (Selma) Second Heat: 1. Bull Baker (Yorktown) 2. Ray Fullen (Anderson) 3. Barry Jackson (Anderson) 25 Lap Feature: 1. B. Fields 2. Brian Rievley (Daleville) 3. Neal
Big Lots Figure-8 Cars: Fast Time: Joe Beaver (Noblesville) 19.008 NEW FIGURE-8 COURSE RECORD Fast Heat: 1. Mike Cain (Noblesville) 2. Gene Huston (Anderson) 3. Doug Riddle (Anderson) Second Heat: 1. Rod Phipps (Anderson) 2. Chris Bair (Anderson) 3. Tim Lemon (Markleville) 15 Lap Feature: 1. Rich Boyer (Anderson) 2. Riddle 3. Beaver
T&H Parts House Street Stocks: Fast Time: Wayne Young (Anderson) 14.437 Fast Heat: 1. Ronnie Rose (Anderson) 2. Chris Bair (Anderson) 3. Larry Southerland (Noblesville) Second Heat: 1. Frank Boling (Muncie) 2. Benny Blevins, Jr. (Anderson) 3. Jason Fullen (Anderson) Third Heat: 1. Bobby Jeffries (Muncie) 2. Mark Wyman (Muncie) 3. Billy Doggett (Muncie) Fourth Heat: 1. Danny Stanley, Jr. (Anderson) 2. Ryan Cash (Muncie) 3. John Rose (Anderson) 20 Lap “A” Main: 1. Blevins 2. Fullen 3. Don Cain (Fortville) 15 Lap “B” Main: 1. John Magee (Carthage) 2. Jeff Cravens (Muncie) 3. Jeffries