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Bean Wins at Anderson, Young Wears Champions Crown

By Ken de la Bastide

(October 8, 2012) – 
As it should be the top three drivers in the Mel Kenyon Midget point standings turned in a dandy feature event with all three running nose to tail and no one making a mistake.

It took three attempts to get the feature started when first Anthony McCune and then Amanda Davies spun in turn one on two aborted starts.

But when the green flag was displayed for a third time Jessica Bean jumped into the lead from the pole position chased by Grant Simpson, Travis Young, Dameron Taylor and Cordy Horn.

After ten laps Young and Taylor had gotten around Simpson and were running in lock step with Bean. For 20 laps the three ran in nose to tail with Young and Taylor waiting for Bean to commit a miscue.

At one point Young made an attempt to get inside of Bean, but decided that discretion was the better idea and fell back in line. At the checkers it was Bean winning by two-tenths of a second over Young with Taylor another tenth of a second back.

By finishing ahead of Taylor, Young captured the season championship by 45 points followed by Taylor, Bean and Horn.

In the first of the two heat races, the caution flag waved on lap two when Clayton Gaines, making his first start, made contact with the outside retaining wall and collected the Midget of Young. Gaines night was finished and Taylor’s chance at the championship took a serious hit as he rejoined the field on the tail.

Spencer Bayson took the lead from Simpson on the fourth circuit with an outside pass coming off the fourth corner and Taylor moved into second at the halfway point with an inside move on Simpson.

At the finish it was Bayson winning by 1.8-seconds over Taylor with Simpson holding on for third.

Young passed Horn on the two lap of heat two with an outside move entering turn one and went on to record the victory. Bean passed Horn on the back straight to finish second with Horn holding off Anthony McCune for third.

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