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Ellis Gets Two FWD Figure 8 Wins

(July 30, 2011) – It was a good night for Donnie Ellis Jr. as he recorded victories in the feature and heat races for the Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 division at Anderson Speedway on Saturday.

Ellis took the lead at the start of the feature and was chased in the early stages of the race by Herald Bulletin fast qualifier Chris Teepe.

Teepe could stay close to Ellis, but dramatically slowed on lap five and smoke began appearing from the back of his car.

On the seventh circuit Kevin Henson got inside of James Frawley on the front straight to claim the second spot, but finished 2-seconds behind Ellis. Frawley finished third followed by Teepe and Elliott McKinney.

In the heat race, Ellis made a nifty move on the first corner of the start of the race splitting McKinney and Frawley to move from the second road to take the point.

From there Ellis was chased by Teepe, who finished .4-seconds behind. The top five were rounded out by McKinney, Frawley and Kevin Henson.

Teepe set quick time with a lap of 20.905-second followed by Kevin Henson and Ellis.