By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Richmond driver Chris
Jennings has been the fastest driver in
Front Wheel Drive oval action during the
past few weeks and that continued on
During qualifications, Jennings became the
first driver in the division to turn a lap
in the 14-second bracket, breaking his own
track record with a lap of 14.949-seconds.
Starting from the pole position for the
Spring Championship feature, Jennings was
never seriously challenged.
With Jennings opening a comfortable margin
on the field, the action was for the third
through fifth positions between Elliott
McKinney, Marshal Clark Jr. and Paul Phipps.
Clark lost the fourth position to McKinney
on lap eight entering turn three and four
laps later Phipps slipped inside of McKinney
coming off the second corner.
Jennings won for the second consecutive week
by 3.181-seconds over Jerry Dane with Trevin
Henson coming home third. Phipps and
McKinney rounded out the top five.
In the first of two heat races, Jennings
passed Kevin Henson on lap six entering turn
one to record the victory. McKinney finished
second with Trevin Henson credited with
third. Kevin Henson was disqualified after
failing the technical inspection following
Jesse Thomas recorded his second heat
victory of the year by passing Brian Slavey
on the third lap on the back straight.
Mark Jennings and Joe Jennings both passed
Peter Corsaro on lap six to move into the
second and third spots.
Both Jennings’ cars failed post-race
technical inspection which gave Corsaro
second and Dylan Hoppes the third spot.