Keller Returns for Front Wheel Drive Win
Bragg, Williams get heat wins
Andy Keller has made few appearances at Anderson
Speedway this season, but last Saturday he recorded his first feature win of the
There was close racing in the feature and two heat races
with all of the winning margins under a second.
Keller qualified fourth quickest and led the entire
distance to capture the feature victory.
While Keller was holding down the top spot there was a
scramble among several drivers to earn a podium spot.
Ron Phipps was chased by Gary Bragg Jr., Jeff Williams and
Gary Bragg Sr. early in the race for the second position.
Bragg Jr. claimed the second spot with an inside pass of
Phipps entering turn one and a lap later Phipps was passed by Williams entering
turn one. Williams got inside of Bragg Jr. on the fifth circuit and was able to
stay right on the heels of Keller for the rest of the race.
Bragg Sr. passed Phipps on lap 13 entering turn three.
At the finish it was Keller winning by .6-seconds followed by
Williams and Bragg Jr.
In the first heat race the point was taken by Brad Bell,
but his lead lasted only one circuit when Phipps drove to the inside entering
turn three. On the next lap Bragg Jr. used a similar move to claim the second
At the halfway point Bragg used the outside line coming
off the fourth corner to maintain momentum and took the lead from Phipps on the
Bragg claimed his fourth heat win of the year by
.8-seconds over Phipps followed by Jerry Dane, Chris Teepe and Bell.
Bragg Sr. led at the start of the second heat race chased
Williams and Keller. On the fifth lap Williams got inside of Bragg coming off
the fourth corner and grabbed the lead on the front straight as the two crossed
the start/finish line.
Keller trailing close behind the two leaders passed Bragg
entering the first corner.
Williams went on to win by .6-seconds over Keller followed
by Bragg, Harry LaShure and Paul Phipps.