Non-wing Sprint Cars roar back into action at Anderson Speedway for “UAW Night @ the Races” presented by UAW Region 2B Retired Workers on Saturday, August 3rd.
This is the third of five non-wing races scheduled at Anderson Speedway in 2019. The first being the 71st Annual Pay Less Little 500 presented by UAW. Fans saw Kody Swanson, driving for Gene Nolen, pick up his third win in four years. Gene Nolen Racing, with teammate Shane Hollingsworth, led all but one lap in the 500-lap race.
The second non-wing race at Anderson was contested on Thursday, June 20. Fans witnessed a great race that started with Pendleton, Indiana’s Travis Welpott pacing the field. Welpott unfortunately went airborne on lap 46. When the race resumed, Justin Grant took the point piloting the #64 machine for Tom Brewer. On lap 71 track record holder Aaron Pierce made a textbook crossover move on Grant to take the lead. Bobby Santos III made his way around Grant but was unable to catch Pierce.
The third race of the season is shaping up to be a great race. Teams have been able to race more often with the expansion of non-wing racing in the Midwest. The same names continue to carry the momentum in 2019. Aaron Pierce has been on a roll of late with wins coming at Anderson, Kalamazoo, and Toledo. Swanson recently has taken the formidable V6 to Berlin and was able to pick up another win in addition to his Little 500 win. Bobby Santos III and Tyler Roahrig both have captured feature wins in 2019. All four drivers are entered for this Saturday’s race.
Nick Hamilton will be back behind the wheel of the Curtis Motor Sales sprint car. He will be looking to improve upon his 4th place finish in June. Multi-Time Must See Racing Champion Jimmy McCune will be back, along with nephew Anthony McCune. A. McCune best non-wing finish came at Anderson in the 2017 Tony Elliott Classic. He was able to capture a fifth-place finish.
Jerry Powell has entered two cars with longtime Anderson supporter Chris Neuenschwander and Billy Wease behind the wheel. Kyle O’Gara has shown strong performance and has been knocking on the door for a win at Anderson. He will be back in the SFH Racing Development number 67.
Former Mel Kenyon Midget Series Champion Trey Osborne will be back driving for Mike Blake. The team will be looking to shake off mechinal problems they faced in June. Other drivers expected are veterans Russ Gamester, Doug Dietsch, Chris Jagger, Brian Vaughn and Tony Main. Newcomers in Joe Ligouri and Christian Kohler are expected.
The non-wing sprint cars will compete in a 125 Lap feature. They will be joined on the racing program by K&M Tool and Die Mel Kenyon Midgets and Thunder Roadsters. Tickets are $15 for adults and Kids (6-12) $4. Tickets will be for sale at the front gate starting at 5:00pm. Racing is set to begin at 8:00pm.