Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


ANDERSON, Ind. (May 27, 2011) – Lonny Burton led the entire distance to capture the WMDH ThunderCar feature, but he was pressed most of the way by Ronnie Rose during Families Forever Night at Anderson Speedway on Friday.

Burton took the lead at the start and survived a restart, but veteran Rose stayed glued to his back bumper. As the two were making their way through lapped traffic, Rod Phipps closed on the duo and pressed Rose to the checkers.

The front six cars raced side by side during the early portion of the race, with the low groove holding a slight advantage.

Rob Allman finished fourth, followed by fast qualifier Hannah Lundy and Jameson Owens.

Burton said he concentrated on running his line.

“I’m still learning a little bit,” Burton said. “I’ve been out for two years ,and the cars are different and everyone got better. I’m back in the groove a little bit.”

Alexandria’s Hannah Lundy recovered from a first-lap spin on the back straight and then got the jump on the restart over veteran Rod Phipps to record the win in the rained-out feature event from the Spring Championship last Wednesday.

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