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Cater Recovers for Late Model Win; Robbins Earns Two Victories; Burton, Edsall, Donahue and Renner Also Victorious

(July 2, 2011) – Despite crashing in the heat race, Terry Cater came back to capture the Late Model feature at Anderson Speedway on Saturday.

Cater made contact with the outside retaining wall in turn three while trying to make an outside pass of Ronnie Rose in the heat race.

The crew made repairs which allowed Cater to start in the last row for the feature event. Mark Livesay took the early lead with Cater using the outside line to pass Rose on the back straight to move into the fourth position.

From there Cater passed Eldon Wright at the halfway point with an inside move down the front straight. Four laps later he moved outside of Josh Poore for the second spot and started to close on Livesay.

With five laps remaining Cater got inside of Livesay going down the back straight and completed the pass entering turn three. Livesay finished second followed by Poore, Rose and Wright.

“We’re racing for the points, that’s why I started in the back,” Cater said after the win. “The car felt pretty good.”

Phil Jenkins saw a big lead evaporated in the WMDH Thunder Car feature when the caution flag waved on lap 17 which allowed Lonny Burton to take the lead on the restart.

But the green flag only waved for three laps when Chris Synder lost a wheel on the back straight. On the restart Burton was able to hold off Jenkins, who was passed on the next circuit by Hannah Lundy and Ronnie Rose.

Burton was followed to the checkers by Lundy, Rose, Jenkins and Rob Allman.

Frankton’s John Robbins inherited the lead in the Legends feature on lap 10 when the two front running cars of Bryan Nuckles and Tayler Webb tangled with a lapped car in turn three.

From there Robbins drove away to the win followed by Aaron Holden, Jack Dossey Jr., Ben Rhodes and Matt Erich.

Rhodes started deep in the field and made a charge after the caution flag waved to record a top five finish.

James Edsall III took advantage of a restart with seven laps remaining to climb from the third spot to win the Last Chance Wrecker Thunder Roadster feature.

Tony Holden was holding off Chris Weddle for the first 18 laps of the event, when Weddle started dropping fluid on the track.

Edsall got inside of Doug Dugger entering turn one on lap 20 and then used the low groove to pass Holden in turn three with two laps remaining.

Edsall and Holden were followed to the checkers by Dugger, Marty Griffin and Aaron Holden.

Indianapolis driver Al Renner was able to hand James Edsall III his first loss in a feature event for the Last Chance Wrecker Thunder Roadsters at Anderson Speedway on Saturday.

Renner got past Doug Dugger on the second lap and held onto the top spot for the remainder of the feature event, which was rescheduled from an earlier rainout.

Edsall has never lost a feature in the Thunder Roadster nicknamed the Batmobile”, but once he moved into the fourth position was unable to gain any more positions.

Renner, Dugger, Tony Holden and Edsall ran in a tight pack as the three drivers behind Renner were looking for another driver to make a mistake, a mistake that never happened. Chris Weddle came home in fifth.

Following the win, Renner said this was probably his last race because of health reasons.

“I wanted to run one more time,” Renner said. “I’m glad I was able to beat Edsall in my final race.”

Frankton’s John Robbins led all 25 laps to capture the rescheduled Legends feature, but the driver to watch was Ben Rhodes, who is competing for the national championship.

Rhodes climbed into the fourth spot on the eighth lap with an inside move on Jack Dossey Jr. going down the back straight. Three laps later he got inside of Earl Brown on the front straight to move into third.

He then passed Aaron Holden on the 19th lap with an inside pass coming off the fourth corner. Rhodes finished a half-second behind Robbins. Holden finished third followed by Dossey and Brown.

Fast qualifier Kyle Donahue dominated the make-up Bandoleros feature leading the entire distance. The move of the race was recorded by Jack Dossey III on lap five when he got underneath Randy Caldwell and Dalton Brown in turn three to climb from the fourth to the second position

Anderson Speedway returns to action on Monday, July 4th in the Marsh Hometown Markets Figure 8 Madness. Featured divisions include IOFS Outlaw Figure 8's, School Bus Figure 8's, Figure 8's. Front Wheel Drive Figure 8's and Culver's Trailer Race. Plus a huge fireworks show.