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Amonett Returns to Form; Phillips, Cave Also Get Wins

By Ken de la Bastide

(June19, 2012) – 
Two weeks after having all kinds of mechanical problems during the Champion Racing Association Sportsman race, Ryan Amonett rebounded to win the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Model feature.

Amonett, helped by an invert of the eight fastest qualifiers, started from the pole position and led all 35 laps for the victory. He first had to hold off Brandon Phillips for 28 laps and then Daniel Hemric over the final seven circuits.

Hemric spun on lap 27 and had to go to the tail, but before one lap could be completed Josh Cave and Josh Poore made contact in turn two which caused a four-car tangle.

On the restart Hemric lined up third behind Amonett and Phillips. Hemric got inside of Phillips on the front straight and started to put pressure on Amonett.

Behind the two front runners Phillips and Poore swapped the third position with Poore claiming the spot on lap 31. Brock Anderson came home in fifth.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit this year, but we’re finally getting things together,” Amonett said. “I knew Daniel (Hemric) was behind me and I was just trying to hold my line through the corners.”

Josh Cave led the entire distance to win the Motion Motors Dash for the fastest four qualifiers chased by Rob Allman with Hemric passing Ronnie Rose for third.

Joe Woodring jumped into the lead in the first heat race followed by Randy Hoppes, Greg VanAlst and Amonett.

On the third circuit Amonett got inside of both VanAlst and Hoppes on the back straight and started to close on Woodring.

Amonett used the high line on the final lap to pass Woodring coming off the fourth corner to record the victory. VanAlst finished third with Brock Anderson and Mark Livesay rounding out the top five.

Phillips led the entire distance in the second race to record his first heat win of the season. Phillips beat Josh Poore to the checkered flag by .366-seconds with Fred Hopkins a close third. Allman and Rose rounded out the top five.

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