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Rose Gets Initial MEP Late Model Victory

Ken de la Bastide

(August 27, 2012) –
In his return to action at Anderson Speedway, Ronnie Rose made the most of it by scoring his first feature win in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models.

Jeff Williams started on the pole position thanks to the inversion of the eight fastest qualifiers and led the first four laps.

Rose, who started third, got inside of Williams on the front straight to take the point. A lap later Danny Trent got inside of Williams to move into the second position.

For the next 29 laps Trent stayed glued to the rear bumper of Rose, but was never able to get close enough to challenge for the lead.

The driver on the move over the second half of the race was fast qualifier Josh Poore. Poore passed Josh Cave on lap 16 in turn three to move into the fourth spot and moved up to third on lap 23 with a similar pass of Williams.

Poore closed on Rose and Trent but had to settle for third with Williams and Cave rounding out the top five.

“I’m happy to get a chance to drive this car,” Rose said following the victory.

Rob Allman won the PGG Dash with Cave finishing second.

In the first heat race Williams got his first win of the year in the late model division by passing Randy Hoppes with an outside move entering turn three on lap three.

Hoppes finished second followed by Joe Woodring and Royal Scott.

Jeff Marcum got his first win of the year in the second heat, leading the entire distance but there was plenty of action behind him. Rose ran second to Marcum for the ten laps.

Poore spun on lap four in turn four while battling with Allman for the fourth spot.

Allman passed Brandon Phillips for the third position on lap five and Poore got underneath Phillips to claim the fourth spot.

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