Phipps Wins Figure 8 Feature; Chapman Scores Heat Victory
Anderson's Rod Phipps took the lead at the start
Figure-8 feature and held off Curtis Chapman for 20 laps to record the win.
Phipps was challenged early in the event by fast-qualifier
Josh Tharp, who slowed on the fifth lap, giving Chapman the second spot.
There was plenty of action during the feature behind the
running cars. Artie Wair made contact with the turn one outside retaining wall
on lap four and on lap 16 the caution flag waved when Tim Nickerson and Jason
Pitts got together exiting the second corner while battling for the third spot.
Trailing Phills and Chapman to the checkers was Shawn
Cullen, James Peterson and Pitts.
Terry Malone Jr. took the early lead in the heat race with
an inside pass of Nickerson on lap two and was pulling away from the field when
he was black-flagged on lap six for besting his qualifying time.
That put Peterson on the point but he spun in the
crossover on lap seven and Chapman was able to slip past him and Cullen to take
Chapman recorded his third heat win of the season followed
by Cullen and Tharp.