Anderson Speedway will be hosting the Season Championships on Saturday with feature racing in six divisions. There will be 200 laps of feature racing on the night sponsored by Advance Dental Care of Anderson.
The sound of non-wing sprint cars is returning to Anderson Speedway this week for the 20th running of the Glen Niebel Classic presented by CB Fabricating and Thompson Insurance. After taking a weekend off because of the action at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Anderson Speedway kicks off the week on Thursday with sprint car racing and a 100 lap feature on Saturday for the PGG ThunderCars presented by AERCO Heating and Cooling and Sherwin Williams.
Anderson driver Elliott McKinney took advantage of an early opening to score his first feature win of the year in Marcum's Welding Front Wheel Drive action.
Kody Swanson took advantage of an opening in the low groove to win the sprint car feature on UAW Night at the Races Saturday Night. Swanson chased early race leader Aaron Pierce for more than 100 circuits and finally prevailed with the inside pass helped by lapped traffic.
Dustin Sapp added his name to the long list of winners in the 70th running of the National Crown at Anderson Speedway. Sapp led all but one lap of the 50-lap National Crown on Saturday for the PGG Thunder Cars on Edgewater Woods/ Sugar Fork Crossing Night. Although Sapp led for most of the night he was never able to pull away from the other cars running on the lead lap, winning by a half-second over Curtis Chapman.
The National Crown is the longest continuous stock car race in the nation and this Saturday it returns to the roots that started it all in 1949. The Edgewater Woods/Sugar Fork Crossing National Crown will feature the PGG Enterprise ThunderCars for the first time in the 70-year history of the race. The ThunderCar drivers have already competed in two 50-lap features this year, but the National Crown will be paying $1,000 to the winner.
Visiting Ohio driver Corey Plunkett made his first trip to Anderson Speedway a memorable one. Plunkett started fifth in the feature line-up for the Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drive 50-lap feature and by the fifth circuit was running third.
Thrice as nice for Michigan driver Johnny VanDoorn in the Redbud 400. VanDoorn won the classic super late model event at Anderson Speedway on Monday leading 338 of the 400 laps to record his third Redbud 400 victory. He joins legendary short track drivers Bob Senneker and Scott Hansen with three Redbud victories and trails Mark Martin by one.
Congratulations to Daniel Hemric, fast qualifier for the 53rd Annual Redbud 400 presented by Mesha McCarty State Farm, Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto. Daniel took down Jeff Lane’s track record set back in 2008 with a time of 11.911. Click the headline for a complete rundown from qualifying.