Amonett Scores Repeat in MEP Late Model Action; Woodring, Poore Earns
By Ken de la Bastide
26, 2012) – Ryan Amonett made it two wins in a row in the
McGunegill Engine Performance Late Model feature at Anderson Speedway on
Saturday taking the lead from Rob Allman with nine laps remaining.
There was tight racing throughout the top ten during the entire 35 feature
and the heat races leading up to the main event.
Allman took the lead on lap three with an inside pass of Joe Woodring on the
front straight with Amonett moving into the second spot on the back straight
on the same lap.
With Allman holding off Amonett through the middle stages of the race Josh
Poore used the outside line to move in the top five followed by Brandon
Phillips and Woodring.
There was tight racing for the front six positions as the leaders jockeyed
for position with the cars racing side by side.
The only caution flag waved on lap 26 when Brock Anderson spun in turn one,
which bunched up the front-runners for the double file restart.
Allman held onto the lead but coming off turn four on lap 26 Amonett bumped
him out of the low groove. That allowed Amonett to take the lead with Poore
running a close third. Ronnie Rose got inside of Phillips to grab the fourth
spot on lap 31.
Ronnie Rose led the entire distance in the Motion Motors Dash for cash, but
it was fast qualifier Fred Hopkins on the move.
Hopkins got around Poore on lap three and slipped inside of Brandon Phillips
to finish second.
Woodring grabbed the lead in the first heat race and remained in front the
entire distance. Allman used the outside line on the second lap to pass
Randy Hoppes to move into the second position.
Allman pressed Woodring for remaining race distance, but came up two-tenths
of a second short at the checkers. Ammonett finished third followed by Mark
Livesay and Hoppes.
Poore passed early leader Greg VanAlst on the seventh lap using the high
groove coming off the second corner to record his second heat win of the
VanAlst took the early lead chased by Brock Anderson and Phillips. On the
third lap Rose and Poore passed Phillips on the front straight to move into
third and fourth.
Anderson spun in turn two on lap six which set up a double file restart with
VanAlst and Poore on the front row.
Poore got the jump on the restart with VanAlst running second followed by
Phillips. At the checkers Phillips edged VanAlst for the second spot by two
one-thousandths of a second.
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