By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Noblesville driver Jerry
Dane took advantage of lapped traffic on the
final circuit to capture the Front Wheel
Drive Oval feature Friday at Anderson
Dane and fast qualifier Chris Jennings
staged a spirited battle for the lead
throughout the 20-lap feature event with
slower traffic twice having an impact on the
With two laps remaining Dane and Jennings
raced side by side with Jennings grabbing
the lead with an outside move down the back
straight, aided by a slower car.
On the final lap Jennings encountered a
lapped car on the back straight and elected
to use the outside groove. That allowed Dane
to use the inside line entering turn three
to make the pass for the win.
Following the race, Jennings was
disqualified during the post-race
Marshall Clark Jr. was credited with a
second place finish. He passed Paul Phipps
for third on lap 11 on the front straight.
Phipps finished third followed by Trevin
Henson and Kamden Creek.
“I was lucky,” Dane said of his third
feature win of the year. “I knew he would be
slowed by traffic. Once he (Jennings)
decided where he was going to go, I took a
There was plenty of passing in the two heat
races for the division.
Clark scored his first win of the year
leading from green to checkers, but behind
the leader there was a lot of shuffling of
Dane was running outside the top five after
the first two circuits, but over the course
of the next two laps moved up to the third
spot with almost identical inside moves to
get around Jennings and Phipps.
Elliott McKinney would pass Henson on lap
six with an inside move coming off the
fourth corner to claim the second spot, but
was never able to mount a serious charge on
Henson finished third followed by Dane and
Austin McKinney, driving a team car to
Clark’s, recorded his first ever career win
at Anderson Speedway in the second heat when
Jesse Thomas was black-flagged for exceeding
his qualifying time.
Thomas took the early lead chased by Dylan
Hoppes, McKinney, Creek and David Powell.
For the first third of the race it was Creek
on the move by using the outside groove to
get around both McKinney and Hoppes.
But just before the halfway mark, McKinney
found the right line and passed both Hoppes
and Creek with inside passes to claim the
When Thomas was black-flagged, McKinney
inherited the lead and finished just ahead
of Creek at the checkers. Hoppes came home