Dane Sweeps FWD Oval Action; Trevin Henson Scores Heat Win
25, 2011) – For most of the 2011 season Jeff Williams has dominated
Front Wheel Drive oval action, but last Saturday a returning driver mounted
Jerry Dane, who raced with the Mad Cow Racing team in the past, set fast
time during Herald Bulletin qualifying, captured a heat win and when
Williams experienced some ill fortune, went on to the feature victory.
Williams was slated to start on the front row for the feature event, but
twice pulled away from the pack, bringing out the caution flag for a
restart. After two aborted starts, Williams was sent to the tail of the
Before a lap could be completed the caution flag waved for debris on the
track, but not before Williams tangled with another car which resulted in a
flat left front tire. After speeding in the pit area, Williams was not
allowed to return to competition.
Dane took the lead from the start turning back an early challenge from Ron
Phipps. Dane survived a restart on lap four for debris on the track and
pulled away to win by 6.794 seconds over Phipps, Todd Yarberry came home
third followed by Kevin Harmon and Ryan Claborn.
In the first of two heat races, Ron Phipps took the early lead chased by
Dane, who was able to make an inside pass entering the third corner.
Williams used a similar move on Phipps on the next circuit, but was unable
to close on Dane.
Following Dane and Williams to the checkers were Phipps, Yarberry and Jared
Keller.Trevin Henson grabbed the early lead in the second heat race
following a spin on the opening lap by Zachary Kendall and Michelle
Cutsinger. But it was a close race for the point with Kevin Henson. Kevin
was able to take the lead on the second lap with a pass coming off the
The two Henson’s split the lapped car of Kenny Galbreath going down the back
straight on the fourth circuit with Trevin Henson using the low line in turn
three to take command of the race. For Trevin it marked his third heat win
of the year. He was followed by Kevin Henson and Kendall recovered to finish
third with Kyle Keach and Harry Schultz rounding out the top five.