Pre Race Story – “The Hoopers Rear Ends” Elite Division

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*photos courtesy of Miss Mary Secord 

Andy D’Addario
The Speedway At Willow Springs Media
September 4, 2018
Rosamond, Ca.

       The points battle is RED HOT in the Hooper’s Rear Ends Elite Division. With a very good night back on June 23rd, Lancaster’s #05 Randy Wilkins moved into a tie with Leona Valley’s #77 Alex Anderson for the 2018 Championship.

       The day started off very well for #77 Alex Anderson going into the Main Event. He had won the heat race earlier in the day picking up some valuable championship points, and with the invert, started on the pole for the main event.

       Meanwhile Lancaster’s #05 Randy Wilkins was quietly preparing for his big night qualifying 2ndto Santa Clarita’s #25 Justin Good earlier in the day as well. Looking for a big points night, Wilkins settled in behind #77 Anderson as we took the green for the 40 lap main event.

       Everything was going along well for #77 Anderson until Lap 9 when we went caution for the yellow between Santa Clarita’s #25 Justin Good and Palmdale’s #98 Chris Peedan.

       Coming back to green on lap 10, Wilkins inherited the lead with Simi Valley’s #14 Kenny Kranzler hot on his tail in 2ndlooking for his first win. But #05 Wilkins was able to keep Kranzler at bay and maintained the lead until the caution flew on Lap 25.

       The re-start enabled #77 Anderson to take advantage of a cone re-start outside of #05 Wilkins preparing us for a dramatic finish. #77 Anderson did everything he could to get in front of #05 Wilkins, but it was just not enough as the laps clicked off.

       Taking the white flag Anderson had closed back on Wilkins one last time as they raced for the win. But this June evening was to be Wilkins night. He had the position and crossed the winner of our 4th“Hoopers Rear Ends” Elite event of the season. Palmdale’s #98 Chris Peedan recovered and had a solid 3rdplace finish on the podium.


       #05 Randy Wilkins   Lancaster, Ca.
       #77 Alex Anderson Leona Valley, Ca.
       #98 Chris Peedan  Palmdale, Ca.

       #14 Kenny Kranzler Simi Valley, Ca.
       #25 Justin Good  Santa Clarita, Ca.       


       THIS SATURDAY September 8th#77 Anderson and #05 Wilkins will face off for the points lead. Who will come out on top of the leader board as they battle for precious points? And don’t forget about multi time champion Chris Peedan who is lurking not far behind as well. Just a little luck, he will be right in the thick of it as well.

       #14 Kenny Kranzler and #25 Justin Good will be looking to upset the two front runners and post their own victories. Kranzler and Good are both looking for big nights coming off the Summer break.

This will all be unfolding this Saturday September 8th…..DON’T MISS IT!

Andy Daddario
Promoter / Race Director
The Speedway At Willow Springs International Raceway
(661) 713-8534