By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Marty Griffin recorded his
third feature win of the season in the
Thunder Roadster division leading all 25
laps with tight racing behind the leader.
Griffin had to hold off
a late charge by Doug Dugger over the final
laps after Nate Shrout and Darrell Brown
tangled in the second corner
while battling for the second spot.
Dugger worked his way up
through the field and passed John Robbins
for the third spot on lap eight with an
outside power move entering turn three.
After the restart,
Dugger stayed right on Griffin’s tailpipe
but came up
.227-seconds short of the victory.
Following Griffin and
Dugger to the checkered flag were John
Robbins, David Lobbia and Chase Lane.
Griffin recorded his
first heat win of the year with Shrout in
pursuit the entire distance. Brown who was
running second early in the race slowed and
fell to the back of the field.
Griffin was followed to
the checkers by Shrout, Dugger, Robbins and
In the second heat race,
David Lobbia passed Colby Lane on the
penultimate lap with an inside move entering
turn three to record his second victory of
Lobbia and Lane were
followed home by Ross Schoeller.
The run for quick time
during qualifications saw the top four
separated by a little more than a tenth of a
Dugger posted the fast
time at 13.642-seconds with Josh Tharp
clocking a time of 13.7-seconds followed by
Robbins at 13.704-seconds and Brown at