COOPER TAKES HOOSIER LOTTERY 100 LAP LM â€œENDUROâ€ By Dave Hascall ANDERSON, Ind. (July 27) The Anderson Speedway was the site of the second leg of the Hoosier Lottery Triple Crown series for Hoosier Park Late Models, Saturday...
COOPER TAKES HOOSIER LOTTERY 100 LAP LM “ENDURO”
By Dave Hascall
ANDERSON, Ind. (July 27) The Anderson Speedway was the site of the second leg of the Hoosier Lottery Triple Crown series for Hoosier Park Late Models, Saturday night. Defending Hoosier Park Late Model points champion Jim Cooper took the 100 lap main. Rainfall shortly after the track opened, washed out Big Lots Figure-8 and street Stock time trials. Cooper, who smacked the wall tail first in hot laps, made speedy repairs to set fast time. He beat Bobby Fields by a few car lengths. Cooper and Fields were the only cars to complete all 100 laps. William Mefford took third over Jerry Stires and Ron Dantzer. Rick Fields and Ray Skillman were 6-7 after tangling late. Perennial favorite Vic Hellis, dropped out while running fifth. Brian Rievley moved to fifth before a flat ended his night.
Rich Boyer took the lead of the 15 lap Big Lots Figure-8 main from the get go and never looked back. He took the win over Herb Rose, Rod Phipps, Joe Beaver and last week’s Nat’l Crown champ Tim Lemon. Gene Huston and Darwin Blankenship won heats.
Street Stock rookie Mike Stewart scored his first ever feature win, by capturing the 20 lap T&H Parts Houses Street Stock “A” feature. He held off Ronnie Rose, Larry Southerland, Wayne Young and Dennis Wallen. Last week’s “A” feature winner Bob Lemen got turned around and defending points champ Chris Bair got put into the wall. Jeff Cravens was on the pole for the B-Main, but couldn’t hold off a hard charging Danny Whitaker. Cravens and Rob Harless were going hard for second when both crashed. Cravens night was over as his car failed on the restart. Whitaker took the win over Harless and Danny Vickery. Southerland, Jim Jordan, Jr., Whitaker and open wheel ace Jim Keeker won heats.
SUMMARY: Hoosier Park Late Models: Hoosier Lottery Triple Crown 100 Lap Main: 1. Jim Cooper (Anderson) 2. Bobby Fields (Willow Branch) 3. William Mefford (Knightstown)
Big Lots Figure-8: 1st Heat: 1. Gene Huston (Anderson) 2. Chris Bair (Anderson) 3. Doug Riddle (Anderson) 2nd Heat: 1. Darwin Blankenship (New Castle) 2. Terry Malone (Anderson) 3. Mike Cain (Noblesville) 15 Lap Figure-8 Main: 1. Rich Boyer (Anderson) 2. Herb Rose (Anderson) 3. Rod Phipps (Anderson)
T&H Parts Houses Street Stocks: 1st Heat: 1. Larry Southerland (Noblesville) 2. Bob Lemen (Indianapolis) 3. Don Cain (Fortville) 2nd Heat: 1. Jim Jordan, Jr. (Fortville) 2. Tim Teal (Noblesville) 3. Gary Moore (Anderson) 3rd Heat: 1. Danny Whitaker (Knightstown) 2. John McGee (Carthage) 3. Danny Vickerey (Muncie) 4th Heat: 1. Jim Keeker (Cicero) 2. Ryan Cash (Muncie) 3. Johnny Bowen (Anderson) 20 Lap “A” Main: 1. Michael Stewart (Carmel) 2. Ronnie Rose (Anderson) 3. Larry Southerland (Noblesville) 15 Lap “B” Main: 1. Whitaker 2. Rob Harless (Markleville) 3. Vickery