Anderson Speedway will be hosting a special event on Saturday, October 11 with the 2nd Annual Community Hospital Paint the Night Pink Presented by UAW, Star 106.9 and MedExpress. The event is in support of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual fund raiser. The racing action includes the USSA Sprint Car Challenge Series, Mel Kenyon Midgets, WOFS Outlaw Figure 8’s and Mini Cups.
The USSA racing series opened their 2014 season at Anderson on Sunday April 27 with the Glen Niebel Classic. Caleb Armstrong and Travis Young picked up the wins. Just a little over five months later, the drivers will settle the issue at the same track they started on.
The Sprint Car Challenge Series Built by the UAW has featured three different winners in 2014. Armstrong, Jacob Wilson took his second straight Pay Less Little 500 and Chris Neuenschwander picked the checkers at USSA’s first trip to Angola Motor Speedway.
Seven different drivers have earned wins in the Mel Kenyon Midget Series, creating the tightest point race in the series history. Point Leader Fehr has stood on top of the podium four times while Jessica Bean claimed the number one spot twice.
Simpson World Indy Rookie of the Year leader Colten Dooley is the third driver in the mix to win the championship. Dooley grabbed his victory at Coles County Speedway. Young won for the third time this season at the most recent race on October 5.
The WOFS Outlaw Figure 8’s will compete in their seventh event this season and sixth at Anderson. Drivers that have earned victories include Jeff Shackleford, RJ Norton Jr., Ben Tunny and most recent feature winner Chris Green.
Five top-five finishes have placed Mike Hadley into first position in the season points standings with Ben Tunny ranking second. Third is RJ Norton Jr. with Jeff Shackleford and Shawn Cullen rounding out the top five.
A second season appearance is on tap for the Mini Cups. In the June event, Dallas Frueh won the feature event over Brody Hays and Mike Harrold. On Saturday the division will compete in a 25-lap feature.
On Saturday, October 11, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing beginning at 7. Admission is $13 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.