27, 2012) –
During the 2011 season James Edsall III was the dominant driver in
Thunder Roadster action at Anderson Speedway.
In making his first appearance of 2012 last Saturday, Edsall had a perfect
night. He set fast time during qualifications, won the first heat race and
then captured the 50-lap feature.
Immediately after winning the feature event, Edsall announced that he was
retiring from competition.
Edsall took the lead from David Lobbia on lap 21 of the 50 lap feature when
Lobbia bobbled coming off the second corner, which allowed the pass for the
Chris Weddel got inside of Lobbia entering turn three on lap 22.
Lobbia led the first 20 laps chased early by Larry Fritz, who make contact
with the front straight wall on lap seven.
That moved Nate Shrout into the second position with Weddel running third.
At that point Edsall passed both drivers on lap nine to move into the second
In the first lap Edsall passed Shrout on lap eight to collect the win after
running fourth early in the race. Darrell Brown followed him through the
field to finish second with Shrout holding on for third.
The second heat victory was recorded by Weddel, who took over the point from
Doug Dugger on lap three with an inside pass entering turn three. Fritz
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