The biggest event of the 2019 season for the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Model teams is set for this Saturday at Anderson Speedway. The fifth annual PGG Late Model Shootout will feature 100 laps of action and will serve as a prelude to the August CRA Late Model Sportsman 100 lap feature. The Late Models will be joined on the racing card by the second appearance of the Vintage Racing Organization of America Modifieds, the Hart’s Auto Figure-8 Division and Front Wheel Drive action in the crossover.
Defending series champion Jeff Marcum will be looking to repeat in the PGG Late Model Shootout and score his third overall win in the race. Marcum won the inaugural race in 2015 over Danny Trent and Billy VanMeter. Eddie VanMeter won the shootout in 2016 chased by Greg VanAlst and Terry Fisher Jr. with Scottie Tomsik holding off Marcum and Jason Neal in 2017. Last year Marcum took the checkers ahead of Eddie VanMeter and JP Crabtree.
In the most recent visit of the Michigan based modified series, Ryan Boorsma recorded his second win at Anderson Speedway, beating his dad, Tom, to the checkered flag. On the restart Tom Boorsma’s car slowed momentarily on the back straight while he was leading allowing his son to take command.
Elwood veteran driver Bruce McFall is the current point leader in Hart’s Auto action on the strength of a victory on opening night and a second place finish, won by Michael Phipps.
Qualifications are set for 6:30 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $12; children between the ages of 6 and 12 is $4; and under six are admitted free.