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Dane Turns Back Challenge from Saxon; Arcadia Driver Records Fourth Consecutive Victory

By Ken de la Bastide

(June19, 2012) – 
Jerry Dane recorded his fifth feature win in the G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Oval action but he had to turn back a determined challenge from Jeff Saxon.

With an inversion of four for the start of the feature, Dane make a slick move on the opening lap to climb into the second spot behind early leader Ron Phipps with Saxon, Trevin Henson and Marshall Clark Jr. in close contact.

Dane used momentum to get inside of Phipps entering turn one on the third circuit and Saxon made a similar move under Phipps in turn three.

From there Saxon was glued to Dane’s rear bumper with both drivers skillfully working their around slower traffic. Near the mid-point the two split a slower car on the back straight, but Dane was able to retain a slight advantage.

On the final lap Saxon got inside of Dane entering turn one, but exiting the second corner, Dane was able to pull away for his fourth consecutive win. At the checkers it was Dane winning by .266-seconds.

Ron Phipps came home in third with Trevin Henson and Nick Warner rounding out the top five.

Following the win Dane said it was fun racing against Saxon, a former champion in the division.

The first heat race was a preview of what was to come later in the feature with Nick Warner, Clark, Ron Phipps, Dane and Saxon all racing for position in a tight pack.

Warner took the early lead followed by Clark and Phipps with Dane and Saxon close behind. Dane passed Phipps on the second lap on the front straight and on the next circuit slipped inside of Clark going down the back straight.

Saxon moved into the third spot on the fourth lap with an inside pass of Clark.

Dane passed Warner entering turn one on the fifth lap and Saxon followed suit two laps later. Phipps also passed Warner on lap eight going down the back straight.

Dane beat Saxon to the checkers by less than a second followed by Phipps, Warner and Clark.

Trevin Henson led the entire distance to win the second heat but the driver to watch was Paul Phipps.

Phipps split William Harris and Timmy Peters on the front straight on lap two to climb from fifth to third and one circuit later went to the outside of Michelle Cutsinger in turn one to move in to second.

For two laps Harris and Peters swapped the fourth position with Peters eventually prevailing.

Following Henson to the finish were Phipps, Cutsinger, Peters and Harris.

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