Cater Drives to Late Model Title
10, 2011) –
New Castle driver Terry Cater capped off the return of the Late
Model season to Anderson Speedway with a feature win on his way to the
championship during Ed Martin Toyota Championship night.
Back on Sept. 24 before rains washed out racing action, Cater set the fast
time during Herald Bulletin qualifying and he started from the pole position
Cater jumped into the lead at the waving of the green flag chased by Fred
Hopkins, Josh Cave, Joe Woodring and Danny Trent.
Trent was the driver on the move passing Woodring for fourth with an inside
pass within the first four laps, then got inside of Cave entering turn
From lap seven to lap 17 the three front-runners Cater, Hopkins and Trent
ran in a tight bunch. On lap 18 Trent got inside of Hopkins entering turn
three and turned up the pressure on Cater.
Cave slowed on lap 23 while running fourth with an overheating problem. But
the action was up front with Trent looking high and low for a way to get
around Cater and several times he let Cater know he was there by a bump on
the rear bumper.
At the finish it was Cater winning by .2-second over Trent with Hopkins a
close third followed by Brock Anderson and Mark Parker.
Following his second place run, Trent said the team is planning on competing
at Anderson Speedway on a regular basis in 2012.
“I knew he was back there,” Cater said of the win. “I knew if he was going
to made the pass, he would have to go to the outside.”