2013) - It was an eventful 50 lap
International Outlaw Figure-8 Series race
for Charlie Hargraves, but in the end he
recorded a close win Friday at Anderson
It was the second win of the year at
Anderson Speedway for Hargraves holding off
defending national champion Jeremy
Visiting Kentucky driver Artie Ware took the
early lead, but Hargraves was able to make
an inside pass on lap 19 entering turn one.
On lap 23 with slower traffic in front of
the leaders, Hargraves and Ware made
contact. Ware’s night ended a lap later with
a suspension problem.
Vanderhoof took advantage of lapped traffic
to slip inside of Hargraves on lap 24
entering turn one. With tire smoke billowing
from the right rear tire, Hargraves refused
to back off.
When Vanderhoof got trapped by slower
traffic, Hargraves was able to regain the
lead on lap 32 and went onto the victory.
Hargraves was followed to the checkers by
Vanderhoof, Josh Tharp, Richard Dickens and
“I’m still trying to figure out how we won,”
Hargraves said. “We broke something in the
back of the car. We weren’t the fastest
tonight, but I was determined to win.”
Jerry Dane took advantage of slower traffic
on the final lap to pass Chris Jennings
entering turn three to record his third
Front Wheel Drive oval feature.
Jennings and Dane ran side by side on lap 18
with Jennings getting the advantage on the
outside down the back straight.
As Jennings went down the back straight, he
got caught behind slower traffic. When
Jennings went high, Dane used the inside
line to make the winning pass.
After the race, Jennings was disqualified
for failing technical inspection which gave
second to Marshall Clark Jr.
Kevin Henson charged back from the fourth
position in the final nine laps to claim his
third Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 win of the
year and the first with IOFS competition.
Henson passed teammate Elliott McKinney with
an inside move entering turn three on lap 17
and went on to record the victory. McKinney
came home in second followed by Nick Warner.
Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway
with the AERCO Heating & Cooling Night at
the Races on Saturday, June 15 featuring the
Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series, WMDH
ThunderCars, Front Wheel Drives Oval and