OFFICIAL ANDERSON SPEEDWAY RESULTS Contact: Dave Hascall, Anderson Speedway P/R Director internet email: firstname.lastname@example.org NORTON, FULLEN and HAZELBAKER AT ANDERSON WIND DAMAGES SPEEDWAY GROUNDS By Dave Hascall ANDERSON (April...
OFFICIAL ANDERSON SPEEDWAY RESULTS
Contact: Dave Hascall, Anderson Speedway P/R Director internet email: email@example.com
NORTON, FULLEN and HAZELBAKER AT ANDERSON WIND DAMAGES SPEEDWAY GROUNDS
By Dave Hascall
ANDERSON (April 20)---The second race of the 1996 Anderson Speedway season featured the Open Competition Figure-8 racers. The track was lucky to even be open Saturday. Wind damaged several signs and outbuildings in severe storms on Friday evening. Although no one was injured, a garage, which is located by the main ticket office was heavily damaged. The roof and cement block wall debris were scattered like twigs over the parking lot.
Charlie Coles smashed the O/C Figure-8 course record in time trials, with a 17.050 run. R.J. Norton, Jr. sailed into the lead and never stopped until the race was over. This was the first Open Comp Figure-8 in recent times to go green to checker. Coles ran in the top five until lap 31. He ran off of the new infield pavement and got airborne. The Right front suspension collapsed. Norton won the race over Fred Bear, Jr., Mike St. John, Danny Turner and Duane Lee.
William Mefford jumped ahead of the Hoosier Park Late Model field in their 25 lap main. He lost the lead to Jerry Stires on a lap 6 restart. Stires looked to be heading for his first win. Ray Fullen pressured and ducked to the inside on lap 14. Stires knew contact was imminent and pulled high, falling to fourth. Fullen won over Jim Cooper, Don Bickford, Stires and Mefford. Bret Miles won the fast heat while Herb Rose took the other. Comeback drivers Bobby Fields and Vic Hellis are continuing to experience horrible luck. Fields's hit the wall during a heat and was out for the night, while Hellis pulled out of competition, during the main.
The Street Stock "A" feature saw half of the field involved in a first lap crash. J. Elliot was turned around on the backstretch and several cars hit him. Defending points champ Chris Bair was knocked out. Jamie Williams led all of the laps but the most important one. The last lap. A lapped car decided to race him and crashed both. Rob Hazelbaker won over Wayne Young, Benny Blevins, Jr., Ronnie Rose and Dennis Wallen. Last week Young was accused by some as being unsportsmanlike but tonight was a little different. He leaned out of his car to pull a rubbing fender away from Blevins' tire while they drove under yellow! The wild B-main saw Shawn Ellis and Rich Goodwin go into the backstretch wall on the start. Goodwin's mount rode into the wall, while Ellis climbed the fence and turned over in three. Goodwin was taken to St. John's hospital with a back injury. Gary Moore, who earlier had won his first ever race, took the "B" main. Jerry Swinford, Jr. was knocked from the front by a lapped car for the second week straight. Moore won over Chuck Epler and Frank Boling. Neil Huddleston, Don Cain, Moore and Harold O' Bryant won heats.
OPEN COMPETITION FIGURE-8: 50 lap main: 1. R.J. Norton, Jr. (Indianapolis) 2. Fred Bear, Jr. (Indianapolis) 3. Mike St. John (Indianapolis)
HOOSIER PARK LATE MODELS: Fast Heat: 1. Bret Miles (Muncie) 2. William Mefford (Knightstown) 3. Jerry Stires (Anderson) Second Heat: 1. Herb Rose (Anderson) 2. Ray Skillman (Greenwood) 3. Rick Fields (Willow Branch) Feature: 1. Ray Fullen (Anderson) 2. Jim Cooper (Anderson) 3. Don Bickford (Selma)
STREET STOCKS: Fast Heat: 1. Neil Huddleston (Maxwell) 2. Rob Hazelbaker (Anderson) 3. Dennis Wallen (Pendleton) Second Heat: 1. Don Cain (Fortville) 2. James Gann (Muncie) 3. Jamie Williams (Alexandria) Third Heat: 1. Gary Moore (Anderson) 2. Brian Brock (Muncie) 3. Larry Swinford (New Castle) Fourth heat: 1. Harold O'Bryant (Daleville) 2. Frank Boling (Muncie) 3. Michael Phipps (Anderson) A-Main: 1. Hazelbaker 2. Wayne Young (Anderson) 3. Benny Blevins, Jr. (Anderson) B-Main: 1. Moore 2. Chuck Epler (Orestes) 3. Boling