New World Record at Anderson Speedway

Wednesday, 20 May 2009 17:55 Patrick McNamara

Qualifing at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN is underway for the HOSS winged sprint car show, and a new World Record qualifying effort has been recorded by Dave Steele.

The former two-time USAC Champ built on his Winchester effort of last weekend, setting a new track and world record qualifying time turning a lap of 10.344 seconds.

img_0284 From the Anderson Speedway website last night : Florida driver Dave Steele set a new track record and world record for quarter-mile paved ovals during qualifying for the Winged Sprints with a lap at 10.344 seconds. Steele’s lap broke the old mark set by Geoff Kaiser on June 24, 2006 at 10.414 seconds. Canadian driver Ryan Litt also eclipsed the old record by turning a lap at 10.397 seconds.

Angola’s Hank Lower recorded his first ever feature win at Anderson Speedway capturing the Must See 60 on Wednesday.
Lower, 71, led all 60 laps and had to survive a late race restart by holding off the two drivers that set new world records at Anderson Speedway.
Daleville’s Aaron Pierce brought out the final caution with two laps remaining when he lost a left rear tire and spun in turn three while running third. Jim Swain flipped behind Pierce. That set up a two-lap shoot-out between Lower, Ryan Litt and Dave Steele. Litt and Steele climbed from the fourth row to claim the second and third spots.
Pierce chased Lower in the early stages of the race but went high in turn four on lap 40 which allowed Litt to make the inside pass. Steele got around Pierce on the outside on lap 47 on the front straight.
Jeff Bloom had an impressive run to finish fourth after starting 12Th.
“This was awesome,” Lower said of the victory at Anderson.
Steele based on his win Sunday at Winchester and his third place run at Anderson won the “Battle of the Banks”