Abrell Gets Vores's Welding & Steel FWD Compact Victory; Redmon, Isbell
It was a record making night for Cary Abrell on
Saturday at Anderson Speedway as the Champion Racing Association Front Wheel
Drive division made its first appearance at
the historic venue.
Abrell, in a "Lighting McQueen" themed car, recorded the
first ever win for the division at Anderson Speedway in the opening heat race.
He then went on to record the first feature win at
Abrell passed Tim Dilg with seven laps remaining on the front straight and then
had to dodge a spinning car in turn four to hold on for the victory.
Dilg took the lead on the eighth lap with an outside pass
of Greg Isbell down the back straight and remained in front until Abrell was
able to make the pass.
Behind Abrell and Dilg, Jeff William, Rickie Tharp and
Chris Teepe rounded out the top five.
With 33 cars on hand for the event, there was plenty of
three-wide racing throughout the field.
The only caution flag waved on lap 19 when Gary Bragg Jr.
made contact with another car while battling for position on the front straight.
Bragg spun and was collected by the car of Brad Bell entering turn one.
On the final lap with Abrell in the lead, a lapped car
spun in turn four. Abrell was forced to take evasive action which allowed Dilg
to make a late charge, coming up. .022-seconds short.
In the first of three heat races, Abrell and Bragg Jr.
both got inside of Gary Bragg Sr. on the front straight to claim the top two
Rickie Tharp passed Bragg Sr. on the ront straight to
claim the third spot.
Greg Isbell took the lead in the second heat race on lap
seven when leader Justin Brown was black-flagged for running a number of laps
faster than his qualifying time.
Steve Derouin finished second after climbing through the
field with Ryan Claborn coming home in third.
Trevin Henson was leading the third heat race when he was
also black-flagged for running faster than his qualifying time.
That gave the lead momentarily to John Davis Jr., who was passed
on the ninth circuit by Brian Redmond entering turn three.
Redmond was followed by Davis and Aaron Teagarden to the checkered flag.