Sunoco Super Series to open 2003 season at Anderson Speedway. Salem, Ind. (November 18, 2002) -- As it has done every year since its very first event on April 26th, 1997, the Sunoco Super Series will open its 2003 race season at Anderson...
Sunoco Super Series to open 2003 season at Anderson Speedway.
Salem, Ind. (November 18, 2002) -- As it has done every year since its very first event on April 26th, 1997, the Sunoco Super Series will open its 2003 race season at Anderson Speedway on Saturday night, April 19th. The famous high-banked quarter mile racetrack located in Anderson, Indiana has become the traditional season open for the Sunoco Super Series, and traditionally has attracted a large car count made up of series veterans, rookies and drivers who just want to give the series a try at the first race of the season. Series veteran Kenny Tweedy claimed the victory in the series season opener this year.
Unlike previous seasons such as 2002 with five events, Anderson Speedway will only have three Sunoco Super Series events in 2002.
"We have really enjoyed being the mainstay of the Sunoco Super Series since it began in 1997," commented Anderson Speedway owner Rick Dawson, a former partner in the ownership of the series. "We wanted to cut back the shows to three this season to make them more of a special event for our fans. This will also give the series the opportunity to expand its schedule a little more in other areas."
The Sunoco Super Series will once again sanction the 37th running of the Anderson 400 on Saturday, July 12th. This event has been a traditional highlight of the series each season, the 2002 event was a good example with veteran open wheel driver Chet Fillip going in the history books as the only driver to win the prestigious Little 500 sprint car event held each year at Anderson Speedway and the Anderson 400. Fillip managed to fight off the challenges of Ron Breese Jr., Scott Hantz and 2001 winner Bull Baker to pull off the very exciting victory.
The third and final event for the Sunoco Super Series at Anderson Speedway in 2003 will be on Saturday, September 13th. That event in 2002 was won by Ron Breese Jr., his first ever Sunoco Super Series victory, which came in front of a very emotional crowd.