By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - It only took three
laps for the fireworks to erupt during the
Front Wheel Drive Oval Division feature on
AERCO Heating & Cooling Night at Anderson
With Justin Clark in the
early lead things got interesting on the
third lap when Trevin Henson attempted to
make it three wide for the second spot while
batting with the cars of Jesse Thomas and
The move didn’t work on
the back straight as Henson made contact
with McKinney’s car and were joined by the
car of Elliott McKinney, Marshall Clark Jr.
and Peter Corsaro.
After a quick trip to
the pits to change tires Henson and Clark
were both about to be warned not to make
contact with another car. Track officials
never got the chance as Clark bumped Henson
approaching turn one.
The two drivers
exchanged pleasantries in the infield before
being separated by track officials. Both
were disqualified for the evening for rough
When racing action
resumed Paul Phipps took the lead from
Justin Clark on lap four with an inside pass
entering turn three. Phipps remained in
front until lap eight when Dane, who was
running the outside line slipped past on the
The two drivers swapped
the point twice more before Dane grabbed the
point for good on lap 13 and went on to win
by three-seconds over Phipps. Elliott
McKinney came home in third followed by
Kamden Creek and Justin Clark.
There was plenty of
tight racing in the first of the two heat
races with Dane recording his second win of
the year, working his way to the front of
Creek took the early
lead chased by Henson, E. McKinney, Phipps
and Dane. Phipps passed McKinney on the
second lap and then made a nifty move to get
inside of move Henson and Creek to take the
lead a lap later.
The only caution flag
waved on the fourth lap when E. McKinney
lost the right front tire on the front
straight in a pack of cars. The tire bounced
around and came to rest on Creek’s car.
On the restart, Dane
powered around Phipps to take the lead
entering the first corner and recorded the
win. Henson finished third with Marshall
Clark and Creek rounding out the top five.
In the second heat race,
Thomas led the entire distance for the
victory. Teammates Austin McKinney, Brian
McKinney made it a podium finish sweep for
Clark Motorsports. Dylan Hoppes and Corsaro
rounded out the top five.