The Fireworks began right away at Berlin Raceway and Entertainment Complex on Lee Anderson Memorial Night – from the first drop of the green flag to the huge fireworks show in the sky to wrap up the evenings activities. Tribute was paid to Berlin Raceway Driver Lee Anderson – who passed away in 2007. His family joined us and was part of the evenings events.
The Enterprise Iron and Metal Sportsman have blown everyone away with their close and clean racing – and once again, the fans were thrilled for 25 laps. After many laps of 3 wide challenges for the lead, Weston Jewett was able to get passed Gerry Shepard and Alan Davis to bag the win in a fantastic race from green to checkered.
The Kalamazoo Vapor 4-Cyl Division returned with another full field of cars! Close racing throughout the evening and only one caution. At the end of the night, Darrell Holtzlander found victory lane. In his own words, “Not Bad For a Fat Guy” as Darrell celebrated in victory lane!
The Engine Pro Super Stocks were also back in action and featured some wild and wooly heat races, setting up for a Barn-burner of a feature. Tony Davis, still seeking his first win in the Super Stocks was able to best the field and take home the feature win. Tony was joined by his father Maurice and brother Al in victory lane, as all three Davis’ competed on Saturday Night!
The Budweiser Outlaw Late Models were the final race of the evening, going a special 68 Laps in honor of Lee Anderson’s #18, adding an additional 18 laps to the feature. The fireworks began right at the start as Tim Devos and Adam Terry made contact just after the 1st lap and both cars crashed very hard in turn #1. Both drivers were okay, but the cars were very badly damaged.
After cleanup and another heavy crash involving Todd Daugherty into the turn #3 tires the field had been cut significantly. Terry Senneker had mechanical problems, Ross Meeuwsen was battling overheating, Andy Bozell, Monte Tolan and several others also ended up in the pits. When the smoke cleared, Tom Thomas found victory lane and survived the 68 laps Lee Anderson Memorial Feature!
Track PR – Tom Devette Photo