CRA: Anderson Speedway to host three 2004 events

Salem, IN (November 14, 2003) -- Anderson Speedway will again be the sight of three Sunoco Super Series events in 2004. The famous high-banked quarter mile racetrack located in Anderson, Indiana has hosted more Sunoco Super Series events than any...

Salem, IN (November 14, 2003) -- Anderson Speedway will again be the sight of three Sunoco Super Series events in 2004. The famous high-banked quarter mile racetrack located in Anderson, Indiana has hosted more Sunoco Super Series events than any other track since the series first event ever on Saturday, April 26, 1997. Anderson Speedway has had a total of 33 Sunoco Super Series events to date. Former two time series champion Brian Ross is the all-time victory leader at Anderson Speedway with nine victories. Ross now competes full-time with the Hooters Pro Cup Series. Kenny Tweedy, the series first champion in 1997, is second on the win list at Anderson Speedway with four.

Anderson Speedway became one of Bobby Parsley's favorite tracks that the Sunoco Super Series competes at in 2003. Parsley started his 2003 Sunoco Super Series Championship season with his first ever win with the series at the season opener at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, April 19th. Parsley came back to Anderson Speedway for the Anderson 400 on Saturday, July 12 and came away with his second victory of the season, beating his mentor Canadian late model legend Junior Hanley. Parsley quickly established that he was going to be a threat to win the series championship.

2002 Sunoco Super Series Rookie Of The Year Andy Ponstein recorded his first series victory at the third and final series appearance at Anderson Speedway in 2003 on Saturday, September 13th. The Michigan native took the lead on lap 41 from his second place position after race leader Jim Crabtree Jr. spun while leading the Sunoco 150. Ponstein never looked back getting the win by several car lengths over Jeff Lane.

The first Sunoco Super Series event at Anderson Speedway in 2004 will be held on Saturday, April 17. The track will host an open practice on the Friday evening prior to the event to allow extra track time for series drivers to prepare for that event.

The Sunoco Super Series will once again sanction the 38th running of the Anderson 400 on Saturday, July 17th. Track owners Rick Dawson and Skip Waymire will once again host this prestigious Sunoco Super Series event that is recognized as one of the top traditional short track events in the country. The Sunoco Super Series first sanctioned the Anderson 400 in 2000. Kenny Tweedy got the honors of winning the first Sunoco Super Series sanctioned Anderson 400. Series veteran Bull Baker won the rain shortened Anderson 400 in 2001. Racing veteran Chet Fillip won in 2002, becoming the only driver in history to win both the Anderson 400 and the Little 500, the famous 500-lap sprint car event held each year at Anderson Speedway on the Saturday night prior to the Indianapolis 500.

The third and final event for the Sunoco Super Series at Anderson Speedway in 2004 will be on Saturday, September 18th. This traditional Sunoco event always is the highlight of the fall portion of the Sunoco Super Series season as driver's battle for the point's championship.

More information on Anderson Speedway is available at www.andersonspeedway.com. More information on the Sunoco Super Series is available at www.sunocosuperseries.com.

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Stock car
Drivers Brian Ross , Chet Fillip , Andy Ponstein , Jeff Lane