Tom Botos

Hello Racefans, Anderson (IN) Speedway got there races in Saturday Night with Goshen,Indiana's Charlie Hanna picking up the win in the CRA Sportsman 75 lap feature. I remember watching Charlie Hanna race at New Paris (IN) Speedway in an Outlaw Super Late model a few years back. He may have been there the few nights that I went to Plymouth (IN) Speedway for there races but I cannot remember. Lord knows I slept since then! The CRA Sportsman had 22 cars start the 75 lap event where #28 Justin Alsip from Germantown,Ohio hit the turn 1 water barrier wall. Justin was unhurt ,I remember #31 Bobby Fields hitting that wall one night in an Outlaw Super Late Model and this was before they installed the water barrels. I wouldnt want to be in any car with the "throttle sticking" which could send you into that relentless undaunting wall!
     Overall the racing Saturday Night was pretty good with #31 Ron Phipps winning his first ever feature in the FWD Oval Division. The #0 Of Joe Beaver won the Street Stock Feature with his awesome green and black painted ride. I have seen Joe Beaver compete in just about every type of car or division that has ever raced at Anderson Speedway. I am wondering if his daughter Katie Jackson is still racing? Maybe Katie is concentrating on running just the CRA Street Stock Touring Series? She has not been at Anderson for the past few races.I guess I must do more research to find out the scoop on Katie.
      I have been listening to some Auto Racing Radio Shows simulcasted online and on there respective local radio stations. I have called into the past two weeks into "Michigan Race Talk" a Racing Talk Show from Flint,Michigan on AM 1470 "Unforgettable WFNT" The show is from 7 to 9PM On Wednesday Nights.It is simulcasted on Streaming Internet Radio at this link on the internet. Michigan Race Talk is hosted by two racetrack announcers Larry Loynes and "Big Ed" Inloes. Both Larry and Ed seem to know alot about Auto City Speedway in Clio,Michigan. Auto City Speedway is a track on my "wishlist" of Miichigan tracks that I have not been to yet.Racefans and drivers may call into Michigan Race Talk at 1-866-680-1470. If you would like to be on Michigan Race Talk as a guest you may email Verwayne Greenhoe at I felt compelled to call in to this show since so many talented Michiana drivers race in our Tristate area of Indiana,Ohio,and Michigan in the SuperPro Series and in the Main Event Racing Series as well as the CRA Super Series.
       Another great Racing Show on the internet is "Racing World With Dwight Allen" eminating from Findlay,Ohio on AM 1330 WFIN and on the streaming internet at . Racing World covers everything in racing from go carts all the way up to Nascar Sprint Cup. Racing World has segments each week on Attica (OH) Raceway Park with Track Promoter Rex Lejune. Eldora (OH) Speedway Track Promoter Larry Kemp calls in a segment on Eldora Speedway. There is also a segment on Fremont (OH) Speedway each week as well. Racing World has archived radio shows at the link I mentioned previously as well. I am going to do an internet Google Search and see if I can find more radio shows like these two as I feel this is the future of our sport! Maybe in next week's edition of my column I will have found some more radio shows so stay tuned.
       Congratulations are in order as my hero Mike Jewell won the Super Late Model Feature at Brownstown (IN) Speedway! Don O'Neal won the Super Late Model Feature at Florence (KY) Speedway. Frank Heckenast Jr. won the Super Late Model Feature at Kamp (IN) Motor Speedway.
        To me there is nothing better than being a Racewriter and Columnist as this has been a whale of a learning experience for me. I am still learning as I go as "The New Guy On The Block". I want the Midwestern Area of racing to be covered as best as I can and I hope I am doing my part here learning as I go day by day! Email any news,notes,or comments to Gotta Go See Ya At The Races!

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