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Lundy Earns WMDH ThunderCar Victory; Oakes, Williams Record Heat Wins

(July 11, 2011) – Alexandria’s Hannah Lundy climbed on the roof of her Monte Carlo after claiming her second feature win of the season in the WMDH Thunder Car Division on Saturday at Anderson Speedway.

Lundy has become known for climbing to the roof of her car and celebrating feature wins with her arms outstretched to the delight of the crowd.

Lundy qualified second quick and started fifth in the feature event as a result of the inversion.

After one lap she was running third and on the fourth circuit got inside of Sam Folsom entering turn three to take over the second spot. Three laps later she used the same move to claim the point from Oakes.

After taking the lead, Lundy had to hold off Oakes during three restarts to secure the victory by 3.8-seconds. At each double-file restart Oakes would try to use the high groove to make the pass, but by the time the two leaders exited the fourth corner, Lundy remained in control.

Oakes and Ronnie Rose conducted a spirited battle for the second position. Rose moved into the spot after 15 laps, but when the two encountered lapped traffic just two laps later it was Oakes using the outside line on the front straight.

Tight racing continued between Rose, Shantel Banks and Lonny Burton for the third position. Burton was forced to the rear of the field on lap 11 because of a tangle with Travis Burge coming off the second corner.

Rose passed Banks on the 25th lap to nail down the third spot and Burton recovered to finish fourth followed by Banks.

Oakes led the entire distance to capture the first of two heat races with Banks always running a tight second. Lundy and Rose used the the entire track surface to make their way to the front of the pack.

Rose passed Lundy for third on the eighth lap entering turn one, but Lundy edged him at the checkers for the podium finish.

In the second heat race Chris Snyder and Sammy Hawkins paced the first two laps, but than tangled coming off the fourth corner on the third circuit.

That put Jeff Williams into the lead with Rob Noel and Jason Williams rounding out the top three.