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Five In A Row for Moyes

Ken de la Bastide

(August 27, 2012) –
Tennessee driver David Moyes III loves to race at Anderson Speedway and it showed Saturday when he won his fifth consecutive Grant Fritz/Greg Dietzen Memorial race for the Legends division.

The race has been a part of the Anderson Speedway for 16 years.

It took Moyes 31 laps to climb from the fifth starting position to the lead, but it wasn’t an easy win as fast qualifier Jack Dossey Jr. stayed glued on his tail.

Alexandria driver John Robbins took the lead at the start followed by Aaron Holden and Josh Dietz.

Moyes moved into the fifth spot on lap two and two laps later he and Dossey climbed into the third and fourth positions.

He adverted a possible disaster on lap 19 when he tried to pass a lapped car on the back straight and almost made contact entering turn three.

Second place running Holden made contact with the outside wall on the front straight on lap 25 which put Moyes in position to challenge for the lead.

Moyes took command of the race on lap 31 when he slipped inside of Robbins entering turn three. A lap later Dossey moved into the second spot by passing Robbins on the front straight.

Although at times Dossey was running faster laps than Moyes on the track, closing to within a car length with ten laps remaining. With five laps remaining the two front runners were running nose to tail before Moyes pulled away getting the win by 1.28-seconds.

Robbins held on for third followed by Kyle Baugh with Gerad Miller rounding out the top five.

“Before the race, I couldn’t imagine holding that speed for 100 laps,” Moyes said of the fast pace among the leaders.

Moyes also took a little verbal jab at Dossey.

“Me and Dossey have been going at it up here,” Moyes said of the upper Midwest. “He’s too afraid to come down and race in Tennessee.”

Early in the race several incidents took out potential front-runners while running in the top ten.

Josh Dietz spun while running fifth on lap 19 when he made contact with the slower car of Campbell. Dietz eventually finished 15th.

On lap 27 Aaron Holden got loose coming off the fourth corner and made contact with the front straight outside retaining wall, coming to a stop in turn one. At the time Holden was running second.

The race was red flagged on lap 42 when Jack Dossey III spun on the back straight and Marty Griffin, with nowhere to go made heavy contact with Dossey’s car. Both drivers were uninjured in the crash. Dossey was running fifth at the time and Griffin was in the seventh spot.

During qualifications Dossey Jr. set the fast time with a lap of 13.935-seconds, edging out Moyes who’s best lap was 13.944-seconds. Baugh was third quick at 14.050-seconds.

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