Big Daddy Gets Front Wheel Drive Oval Win

By Ken de la Bastide

(July 7, 2013) -  Elliott McKinney scored his second win of the year in Front Wheel Drive Oval action, turning back a challenge from Jerry Dane on lap 11.

The feature race was filled with plenty of action on Herald Bulletin night at Anderson Speedway.

McKinney took the lead from Trevin Henson on lap eight with an inside move coming off the fourth corner and on the front straight.

Dane, the fast qualifier started sixth in the field, moved into the second spot at the halfway mark with an inside pass of Henson entering turn one.

On the next circuit, Dane attempted to get underneath McKinney in turn three and instead of taking the lead did a half-spin in the infield,
losing three positions in the process.

After closing on the second through fourth running cars, Dane started
moving back to the front of the field. He passed Marshall Clark Jr. on lap 16 exiting the second turn and on the next circuit passed Paul Phipps entering turn one and Henson in turn three.

McKinney won by 1.8-seconds over Dane with Clark making a late charge to finish third followed by Phipps and Tim Nickerson.

It was a good night for McKinney as he picked up his first heat race win of the year by passing Brian McKinney with an inside pass on the back straight.

The lone caution flag waved on lap three when Dane and Brian McKinney spun in turn three collecting the car of Clark.

McKinney went on to win by .8-seconds over Dane with Phipps coming home in third.

Kamden Creek joined the list of first time winners in 2013 when he
inherited the lead when Jesse Thomas was black-flagged for running a half-second faster than his qualifying time.

With Creek in the lead Austin McKinney and Dylan Hoppes swapped the third position three times in three laps with Nickerson claiming the second spot on the last lap with a pass of McKinney on the back straight.

Following Creek and Nickerson to the checkers were A. McKinney, Hoppes and Adam Lee.