Eagle Creek Aviation 150 Highlights Labor Day Weekend of Racing at Anderson Salem, IN (August 26, 2001) - For the fourth time this season the Kendall Late Model Series will be featured at the fast-quarter-mile oval of Anderson Speedway. The ...
Eagle Creek Aviation 150 Highlights Labor Day Weekend of Racing at Anderson
Salem, IN (August 26, 2001) - For the fourth time this season the Kendall Late Model Series will be featured at the fast-quarter-mile oval of Anderson Speedway. The Kendall Klash, the first annual all-star event, is set for Sunday, September 2, with the Eagle Creek Aviation 150 taking place on Monday, September 3.
In the first annual Lay Day Event at Anderson in 2000, Kenny Tweedy recorded his third consecutive victory after holding off a furious challenge from Junior Hanley. Bobby Parsley finished in the third position with Brent Downey and Jim Crabtree Jr. rounding out the top-five finishers.
"It was great to win some races after the bad luck we experienced at the beginning of the season. I was having flashbacks the last few laps with Junior running in the second place, " said Kenny Tweedy. In the Pay 400 on July 15, 2000, Tweedy held off Hanley for the biggest victory of his career. "When you get a victory in this series and finish ahead of Junior that's a pretty big accomplishment, " added Tweedy.
Four drivers have rolled into victory lane since Tweedy won three consecutive events in 2000. Scott Hantz continued his impressive rookie campaign with notching his third victory of the season in the Sunoco 100 last September. Peter Cozzolino won the 2001 season opener with Matt Hagans winning a June stop at Anderson. Bull Baker is the most recent winner when he won the biggest race of his career in the rain-shortened Pay Less 400 in late July.
Junior Hanley heads into the Eagle Creek Aviation 150 on a roll after collecting two consecutive victories at Toledo Speedway and Indianapolis Raceway Park. At IRP, Hanley claimed the biggest 100-lap purse in series history ($4,900), which included a $1,400 bonus from Rug Doctor Rents. The former three-time champion of the American Canadian Tour has finished in the top-five in his last four series outings.
Brian Ross continues to drive towards his second series championship with his 13 top-five finishes and zero dnf's. The Plymouth, IN, native has a 74-point lead over Peter Cozzolino. Scott Hantz is ranked in the third position with his four victories. Kenny Tweedy currently sits fourth with Hubler Rookie standout Joel Kauffman in the fifth position in the series standings.
On Sunday, the first all-star race will take place for the Kendall late Model Series. The Kendall Klash is a special, non-points race that will split the drivers into two groups, with each group competing in three sprint-type races to determine a winner in each group. The most recent series winners will make up the first group called the "SuperStars", and the remaining Kendall drivers will make up the "All-Stars".
The Kendall Klash was designed to put a little money back into the pockets of the teams on a day that would have normally been just for open practice. Plus, the fans will get treated to a different type of racing with the Kendall Late Model Series. Much like the Busch Clash and The Winston have become exciting special events in NASCAR, the Kendall Klash is expected to bring that same excitement to the Kendall Late Model Series.
Sunday will get started with open practice for all divisions competing during the weekend, then move into racing with the Kendall Late Model Series in the Kendall Klash, plus action in the Coors Light Legends, and Bud Light ThunderCars . Sunday is expected to be one of the most exciting days, and fans will be able to enjoy all the action for only $5. Practice starts at 11am with racing at 2pm.
The Labor Day weekend comes to an exciting finale on Monday, September 3, with the Eagle Creek Aviation 150. Joining the Kendall Late Model Series on the racing card are the INCAR Jasper Modifieds, Bud Light ThunderCars in oval and figure 8 action, and "open" Street Stocks. Practice starts at 11:45 am with racing at 2pm. Adult tickets are $12.