2013) - For 41 laps Brian
Nester chased Scott Coe for the point in the
Top Speed Modified feature at Anderson
Speedway, but emerged as the winner after
wild last lap incident.
Story by Ken de la Bastide
Coe, the fast qualifier, started fifth in
the field but used the outside line to take
the lead in seven laps. Nester moved into
second on lap eight and the chase for the
lead was on during Madison County Storm
Water Quality Night.
Several times Nester attempted to bump Coe
out of the low groove to no avail. But with
a lap remaining the two leaders closed on
the third place car of Jerry Hammond.
Both Coe and Nester got sideways on the back
straight with the two spinning in turn three
and collecting the cars of Hammond and Herb
Nester was able to continue across the
finish line followed by Tim Burkett, Coe,
Chris Jennings and Mark Bott.
“I admit I got into Scott and backed off,”
Nester said. “We both got sideways on the
Both drivers struggled to maintain control
of their cars when they entered turn three
with Coe battling a flat right rear tire.
Martinsville driver Danny Trent said he was
competing in the McGunegill Engine
Performance Late Model Division at Anderson
Speedway to record wins and accomplished
that feat in his first appearance of the
Trent inherited the lead when leader Keith
Sterkowitz was spun in turn four by Josh
Cave on lap 23. Cave was trying to bump
Sterkowitz out of the low groove.
The caution flag waved on lap 25 when Rob
Noel spun in turn two. On the restart Jeff
Williams and Jeff Marcum bumped on the front
straight which dropped Williams from third
Sterkowitz and Cave passed Marcum on laps 27
and 28 and started to close on Trent, who
held on the victory by .391-seconds.
“I was a little lucky tonight,” Trent said.
“I’ve had good cars here and didn’t win.”
Early in the race Sterkowitz used the
outside groove on a restart to get around
leader Ronnie Rose and remained in front
until the spin on lap 23.
In Front Wheel Drive action Jerry Dane
returned to action with a victory in the car
driven the first two weeks of the season by
Dane used an inside move to get past Trevin
Henson. Henson was passed by Chris Jennings
and Elliott McKinney in the final five laps
to claim podium positions.
Racing returns to Anderson Speedway on
Saturday, April 27 with the first appearance
of the CRA Street Stocks. The racing lineup
also showcases WMDH ThunderCars along with
Front Wheel Drives on the Oval and Figure 8.
For additional information on Anderson
Speedway contact Anderson Speedway at (765)