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October 1, 2013

Ken de la Bastide: Anderson Speedway to crown 9 champions

There will be plenty of racing action at Anderson Speedway this Saturday with multiple divisional championships up for grabs on a day sponsored by the United Auto Workers to benefit the fight against breast cancer.

Qualifications for all nine divisions will start at 2 p.m., with racing action staring at 5 p.m. All divisions will be competing in longer than normal feature events with double points on the line.

Several divisions that would normally headline a regular racing card at Anderson Speedway will be sharing the top billing.

The United States Speed Association will be crowning a champion in the inaugural Sprint Car Challenge for non-winged sprint cars. A large field of cars is expected for the season finale. California driver Tony Hunt is the current points leader, but local favorite Aaron Pierce has won four USSA features at Anderson Speedway in the past two years.

Other top drivers expected for the 50-lap feature are Jacob Wilson — the 2013 winner of the PayLess Little 500 — JoJo Helberg, Brian Gerster, Bobby East and Chris Neuenschwander.

The McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models will be in action with Ronnie Rose entering the final event of the season with a comfortable points lead. The one thing that is evident in the MEP Late Models is the balance among the field of drivers.

There have been eight different winners in the 10 races, some ran in conjunction with the ARCA/CRA Top Speed Fabrication Sportsman. Jeff Marcum is coming off two consecutive wins in the division. Other winners this year include Rose, Chris Hacker, Rob Allman, Fred Hopkins, Danny Trent, Trey Craig and Keith Sterkowitz.

Division champions also will be crowned in the NASH 102.5 Thunder Cars, Street Stocks, Front Wheel Drive Oval and Figure-8 divisions, Legends, Thunder Cars and Kenyon Midgets.

In other racing news

It came as no surprise when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and officials with the IZOD IndyCar Series announced that racing action at the famed track will begin the first week of May.

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