Denny Eckrich races outside of Travis Dickes before
putting in a sixth place showing at I-80 Speedway. Dickes won his heat race but slipped to mid-pack in the
MLRA / Cornbelt Clash:
Anderson Assumes MLRA Point Lead After
"Cornhusker Clash" #2
GREENWOOD, Neb. - John Anderson jumped to the lead from the
outside pole to score the win in the final night of the "Cornhusker Classic" at I-80 Speedway on Saturday. The
Lucas Oil MLRA series regular also took over the point lead in the process.
"We just needed to put the package together," Anderson said of his
late season turnaround. "Me and Vinny are gelling real good. The boss (Team Owner, Greg Junghans) wasn't here
tonight. We'll be glad to call him and let him know how this went."
Friday night winner Kyle Berck (14)
chases #25 Chad Simpson before having to settle for eighth at I-80. Simpson claimed fourth.
Anderson was challenged early by second running Kelly Boen until Boen was held up in lapped traffic.
"Our car was real maneuverable," stated Anderson. "I had a couple different lines I could use if I needed to."
Jill George suffered a flat with four laps to go, which forced a
caution. Boen was on Anderson's bumper on the restart, but the Shop Quik #2 was simply the evening's dominant car.
Anderson pulled away just like early in the race. The win is Anderson's second in Lucas Oil MLRA competition this
Jaosn Rauen made a turn four pass on Kelly Boen to finish second.
Boen was third.
John Anderson warms up wrior to his
triumph at I-80. (Andrew Towne)
Sept. 24 - I-80 Speedway MLRA / Cornbelt Clash
1) John Anderson, 2) Jason Rauen, 3) Kelly Boen, 4)
Chad Simpson, 5) Dave Eckrich, 6) Denny Eckrich, 7) Al Humphrey, 8) Kyle Berck, 9) Tim Isenberg,
10) John Hampel, 11) Al Purkey, 12) Travis Dickes, 13) Chris Simpson, 14) Joe Kosiski, 15) Craig
Preble, 16) Jason Utter, 17) Justin Mitchell, 18) Charlie McKenna, 19) Jay Stewart, 20) Bill Koons,
21) Bill Leighton, 22) Jill George, 23) Rob Moss, 24) Mike Wiarda, 25) Justin Zeitner, 26) Leon
Zeitner, 27) Mike Collins, 28) Steve Kempt
Heat winners (46 entries): Hampel, Dickes,
Anderson, Humphrey, Boen.