By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Nick Warner is no stranger
to the winner’s circle at Anderson Speedway
following a Figure-8 race for the Front
Wheel Drive division, but Thursday he
recorded a career first.
Warner got inside of
early leader Kevin Henson on lap six on the
straight and went on to record his first
ever IOFS feature win.
Throughout the race
Warner was chased by Henson, who lost ground
when he slowed to avoid a crash in the
Warner set a new track
record during qualifying, but the drive to
the victory was not without some excitement.
Several times Warner had
to take evasive action to get around slower
traffic. That allowed Henson to close at
times, but he was never able to regain the
lead. Elliott McKinney came home third
followed by Mike Alley and Austin McKinney.
In the first of two heat
races, Henson was able to pass E. MckInney
on lap six on the front straight after the
two teammates traded paint several times in
Warner finished third
after passing Mike Alley with an inside move
coming off the second corner.
Brian McKinney recorded
his first career heat win leading the entire
distance chased by teammate Austin McKinney,
Blake Zirkle and Kenny Jones Jr.
During practice Jamie
Valentine had a right front suspension piece
break sending him hard into the outside wall
and ending his night.