By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Defending champion Mike
Alley scored his first Front Wheel Drive
Figure-8 feature win of the year by holding
off this season’s hot driver Kevin Henson.
Alley had to survive
lapped traffic on the final two laps to beat
by four-tenths of a second.
Although Alley led all
15 circuits there was plenty of action
Elliott McKinney and
Nick Warner swapped the third spot on laps
three and four as the two ran in close
quarters as they crossed the “x”. Randy
Hoppes made the final pass of the race on
lap 11 to claim the fifth position from
Brian McKinney on the front straight.
Warner was behind the
wheel of a borrowed car. His primary car
suffered heavy damage last week in a turn
three crash and a transmission problem on
Saturday forced him to an alternate plan.
For the sixth time this
year Henson set fast time during
with a mark of 20.533-seconds followed by
Alley and Elliott McKinney.
Just when it appeared Elliott McKinney was
going to record the heat race victory, his
car slowed on the final lap which allowed
Mark Allman to speed past for his first win
of the year.
Before that happened
Blake Zirkle dropped out of competition on
the second circuit while running fourth.
Warner passed Brian
McKinney on the back straight with an inside
move on lap four.
Following Allman to the
checkers were Warner, Brian McKinney, Alley