2013) - When leaders Keith
Sterkowitz and Josh Cave were sent to the
tail, Martinsville driver Danny Trent was in
position to claim the point and went on to
record the win.
Story by Ken de la Bastide
Photo by Dave Sink
Trent said he was running with the
McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models at
Anderson Speedway to win races and
accomplished that feat is his first
appearance of the year.
The early lead was taken by Ronnie Rose, but
it only lasted two laps following a caution
period. With the yellow flag displayed fast
qualifier Rob Allman pulled into the infield
pit area and rejoined the field before the
restart, but his car was no up to speed.
On the Aerco Heating and Air Conditioning
restart Sterkowitz was able to run with Rose
in the high line and was able to take the
lead on the front straight. Both Cave and
Trent passed Rose, who parked his ride on
For 17 laps Cave pressed Sterkowitz for the
lead looking to the inside and high side but
was unable to complete the pass. On lap 23
Cave got into the rear bumper of Sterkowitz
sending him into a spin in turn four.
With both drivers sent to the tail of the
field that gave Trent the point followed by
Jeff Williams and Jeff Marcum.
The third caution flag waved on lap 25 when
Rob Noel spun in turn two which allowed
Sterkowitz and Cave to close on the three
Williams and Marcum traded paint on the
restart with Williams dropping from third to
fifth. With seven laps remaining Trent was
chased by Sterkowitz and Cave for the win.
At the checkers it was Trent recording the
81 st win of his 16 year career and first of
2013, by .391-seconds over Sterkowitz and
“I was a little lucky tonight,” Trent said.
“I’ve had good cars here and didn’t win. We
made some changes to the car before the
feature and the car was better than earlier
in the night.”
Rose led the entire distance to win the
first of the two heat races with Allman,
Trent, Cave and Sterkowitz rounding out the
In the second heat race, Williams scored the
win by remaining out front from the green to
checkered flag with Marcum and Chris Hacker
rounding out the top three.