Owen Collects IOFS FWD Figure 8 Victory
(October 3, 2011) – Anderson driver Randy Owen led the entire
distance to capture the International Outlaw Front Wheel Drive feature at
Anderson Speedway on Saturday.
Owen was chased the entire distance by Nick Warner, who was never able to
mount a strong challenge for the victory.
Owen had to hold off Warner and Elliott McKinney on two restarts, but still
was able to win by more than 1 second.
The first of two caution flags waved on lap four when Chuck Rogers got loose
coming off the fourth corner and was collected in the cross over by Donnie
Ellis Jr. and Dave Powell. The second caution waved on lap seven when Trevon
Henson went straight into the turn three wall.
There was a change in format with no qualifying for the division. The
feature line-up was set by the order of finish in two heats.
Owen held off Warner in the first of the heat races to grab the pole
position for the feature event. As he did in the feature, Owen led the
entire distance with Warner finishing more than 2-seconds back. Don
Klein-Gallaher finished third followed by Trevon Henson and Mike Alley.
In the second heat race, the caution flag waved before one lap was completed
when McKinney spun in turn two after a bump from Mark Allman.
Allman went on to lead the entire distance followed by Blake Zirkle, Jeff
Williams, Ryan Cooper and Harry LaShure. Zirkle was disqualified for not
returning to tech after the race.