The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Auto Racing

October 18, 2013

Anderson Speedway to decide 9 champs


Kevin Henson has a virtual lock on the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 championship. He enters the finale with a 230-point lead on Elliott McKinney. twelve top-10 finishes have placed Jamie Valentine in third, Mark Allman in fourth and Brian McKinney ranked fifth.

Four feature victories and consistent finishes have John Robbins on the verge of the Legends title. He holds a 104 point lead on Aaron Holden. The remainder of the top five includes Mark Dietzen, Eric Black and Mike Carroll.

The closest margin heading into season championships is the battle for the Thunder Roadsters title. Griffin has posted a season best three feature wins to help construct a 12-point margin over Doug Dugger. Third is John Robbins with Nate Shrout and David Lobbia completing the top five.

The USSA Mel Kenyon Midgets will make their third and final appearance at the quarter-mile oval. Feature winners this season include Spencer Bayston on April 14 and most recently Cordy Horn on Sept. 14.

On Saturday, October 19, spectator gates open at 2 p.m. with the racing beginning at 5. Admission is $17 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children 5 and under get in free.

This event is to benefit and raise awareness for breast cancer. Making Strides, a division of the American Cancer Society, will be at Anderson Speedway hosting raffles, a silent auction and other fun activities in effort to meet their $20,000 goal. Thus far, through advanced ticket sales, 3,000 tickets have been sold, generating $9,000 in donations to the Making Strides foundation.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visit or contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.

— For The Herald Bulletin

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