Anderson, Indiana (February 13, 2018) – Action Entertainment officials have announced that Marcum Welding & Steel Processing, Inc. will continue to sponsor the Front Wheel Drives in 2018. This is the forth consecutive year Marcum Welding has held a partnership with Anderson Speedway. In addition to their sponsorship, Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives will return for their second consecutive year as a track division.
The Vice President of Marketing at Anderson Speedway, Gary Mong, shares his enthusiasm about the partnership. “We are excited to be able to partner with a company like Marcum’s Welding and Steel Processing, Inc. They have been a longtime sponsor with the track and we appreciate all Charlie, Jeff, and their team do for Anderson Speedway.”
Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives will return to Anderson Speedway for their second consecutive year. For many years, the track ran a compact style car and followed the VORES Compact Touring Series rules. In 2017, however, the rules were changed to entry level Front Wheel Drives. For 2018 drivers are mandated to run D.O.T. tires. This is a change from racing tires used in years previous. The rules mirror ones already used by Indianapolis Speedrome, with addition of a roll cage required at Anderson.
Marcum Welding Front Wheel Drives will compete in 13 events at Anderson Speedway. New to the Anderson Speedway schedule this year in a 50 Lap, $500 to win, shootout on July 21 in which they will compete. They will also run in the “Night of Thrills” September 1st, in addition to Trailer Figure 8’s and School Bus Figure 8’s. The season championships for the Marcum Welding Front Wheel Drives is set for September 22. In previous years, the champion has not been decided until championship night.
The 2017 season championship was won by Mike Whitaker Motorsports driver Ron Phipps, he is the son of National Crown winner Ronnie Phipps. Mike Whitaker Motorsports has been a force in Pro Compact and Front Wheel Drive racing for the past couple of years. The team have since decided to sell the front wheel drives and move up into the ThunderCar division in 2018. That leaves the door open for new comers to win 2018.
Marcum Welding & Steel Processing, Inc is located in Morristown, Indiana. Marcum’s Welding & Steel Processing, Inc. provides custom fabricated steel and structural steel materials made to your unique specifications. Marcum Welding proudly services central Indiana and business across the country. They boast over 40 years of experience with projects of all sizes throughout the United States. They are confident in their ability to help with any custom fabrication need. For more information visit www.marcumsteel.com.
2018 Marcum’s Welding Front Wheel Drives Schedule:
4/21 – 25 Laps
5/5 – 25 Laps
5/12 – Spring Championships, 30 Laps
6/2 – 25 Laps
6/9 – 25 Laps
6/30 – 25 Laps
7/21 – FWD Shootout 50 Laps, $500 to win
7/28 – National Crown, 25 Laps
8/4 – 25 Laps
9/1 – Night of Thrills, 25 Laps
9/29 – Season Championships, 30 Laps
10/20 – Tom Wood Stock Car Festival, 25 Laps
11/3 – Turkey Bash, 25 Laps