By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Fans are familiar with
drafting at the Daytona and Talladega
superspeedways, but the IOFS SuperKarts
brought their own brand to Anderson Speedway
and it propelled David Reynolds to the win.
Fast qualifier Dustin
Kares jumped into the lead at the start
Brad Kares and Reynolds.
At the end of the first
lap, Matt Smith flipped his SuperKart end
over end on the front straight after
brushing the front straight wall. Smith was
treated and released at St. John’s Hospital.
On the restart Devin
Lane used the high line to start moving
toward the front of the field, but drifted
high in turn three and lost all his
momentum and dropped to the tail.
With Dustin Kares
maintaining the lead the tandem of Ben
Tunney and Jason Reynolds hooked up in a
draft to pass Reynolds. But that allowed
Reynolds to team up with the Kart of Rodney
Caldwell pushed Reynolds
to the lead on lap 10 with an inside pass of
Kares entering turn three. The two drafting
partners pulled away from
Kares and the unknown question was when
Caldwell would attempt to make the pass for
That opportunity never
materialized as Caldwell slowed to a stop on
lap 17 and had to settle for a ninth place
Reynolds went on to win
for the second time at Anderson, followed by
Dustin Kares, Ryan Cherry, Ben Tunney and
The first heat was a
preview for what was to come as Dustin Kares
and Caldwell swapped the lead several times
before Kares took control to win by a
whisker at .009-seconds.
Devin Lane finished
third with Brad Kares and Ben Tunney
rounding out the top five.
There was plenty of
passing for the point in the second heat
race between David Reynolds and Jason
Jason led the opening
lap, but David took the lead on the second
circuit with an inside pass going down the
Not to be outdone, Jason
retook the lead on lap seven with an inside
move entering turn three.
But the final pass was
made by David on lap eight, again using the
outside line on the back straight to record
the victory by .136-seconds.
Kenny Smith and Ryan
Cherry rounded out the top four spots.