Visiting Minnesota Driver Captures Legends Race

ANDERSON – Minnesota racer Ayrton Brockhouse made his first visit to Anderson Speedway a memorable one.

Brockhouse along with his father and Rose Borntreger made the trip to Indiana for Saturday’s opening night. Ayrton Brockhouse set fast time during qualifying with 17 drivers on hand.

The invert put Sam Johnson on the pole position who led the first circuits before Brockhouse took the lead on lap for with an inside pass entering turn three.

The race was red-flagged on lap when Eddie Fornight made heavy contact with the turn two wall, which wiped out a comfortable lead for Brockhouse.

The running order remained unchanged to the finish with Brockhouse winning by 1.8-seconds over Johnson and Frankton’s John Robbins finishing third.

The return of Modifieds as a full-time division got off to rocky start with an pile-up on the back straight of the opening lap damaging six of the eight competitors.

Dalton Conner set fast time during qualifications and the invert put veteran Joe Beaver and Tyler DeHart on the front row.

On the opening lap Beaver and DeHart made contact in front of the entire field. Since no laps were completed, Speedway officials moved the feature on the racing schedule to allow teams to make repairs.

Five drivers answered the bell for the feature with Conner leading the entire distance with Nathan Greene and Andrew Evans rounding out the top three.

Conner’s car suffered a broken left front tie rod in the melee and the crew was able to make repairs.

Ohio driver Josh Sage, no stranger to Anderson Speedway, took the lead in the Ford Division feature on the third circuit and was able to hold off Ron Phipps and Colson Gray.

There was a strong field of 28 competitors on hand with Muncie’s Brad Stiffler setting fast time during qualifications.

Defending Thunder Roadster champion Doug Dugger won a battle with John Robbins to capture the feature race with Phil Jenkins rounding out the top three.