By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Curtis Chapman
continued his dominance of the WMDH Thunder
Car division with his sixth consecutive win
on AERCO Heating & Cooling Night at Anderson
For the second
consecutive week Chapman pulled a rabbit out
of his hat and left the father and son team
of Tom and Trent Gossar wondering what it
will take to score a feature win.
Trent Gossar took the
early lead followed by his father, Tom,
Chapman, Rob Allman and returning driver
The running order
remained unchanged until lap four when
Chapman tapped the rear bumper of Tom
Gossar’s car, sending him spinning into the
turn four outside retaining wall. Both
drivers were able to continue, but were
relegated to the rear of the field.
Chapman passed Allman on
lap seven to move into the second spot and
Tom Gossar used the outside line entering
turn three to claim the third position on
For 17 laps Trent Gossar
was able to keep Chapman in the runner-up
position, holding the low line and forcing
Chapman to attempt to grab the lead with an
outside groove pass.
With two laps remaining,
Gossar got trapped behind a lapped car which
allowed Chapman to pull even on the front
straight and complete the pass coming off
the second corner.
Chapman won by
.175-seconds over Trent Gossar followed by
Tom Gossar, Allman and Austin Russell.
In the only heat for the
Thunder Cars, Trent Gossar led from start to
finish to record his first victory of the
He was chased early in
the contest by Allman, who slowed and
stopped in the infield on lap four.
Chapman finished second
followed by Tom Gossar, Jeff Hopkins and