By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Nick Warner made the move
of the night on a restart on lap four using
the low line to go from eighth to the lead
and driving into the Tim Thompson Nationwide
Insurance Winner’s Circle.
With Marshall Clark Jr.
and point leader Paul Phipps on the front
row for the restart in the Front Wheel Drive
Oval Division feature, Warner took off when
the green flag waved and had secured the
lead when the field entered turn one.
After Warner took the
lead Phipp’s used the outside line entering
turn one to grab the second spot, with
Elliott McKinney breaking into the top five
with pass of Ryan Claborn.
“I took over when it
went green,” Warner said of the winning
move. “I almost ran into the back of the car
in front of me.”
Over the final ten laps
Jerry Dane passed both Claborn and McKinney
to finish in the top five.
Following Warner and
Phipps to the checkered flag were Clark,
Dane and McKinney.
With his second place
finish Phipps extended his point lead over
McKinney for the championship in the
division. Entering the night Phipps had a
There was plenty of
action in the first of the two heat race on
AERCO Heating & Cooling night at the races.
Ryan Claborn grabbed the
early lead chased by Brandon Cook and Phipps
with McKinney and Dane rounding out the top
Phipps, McKinney and
Dane all got around Cook over the next three
Phipps moved to the
point on the fifth lap with an inside pass
of Calborn entering turn three.
But the driver to watch
over the final four laps was Warner. First
he passed Cook entering turn one on lap
seven, a lap leader he got inside of
McKinney on the back straight and started
closing on Phipps.
On the ninth lap Warner
used the outside line on the front straight
to take the lead and the victory. Phipps
finished second followed by McKinney, Dabe
In the second heat
Austin McKinney worked his way from the
third spot by passing Jesse Thomas and Kash
Wable to move into the lead after three
From there he was chased
by Kamden Creek with Devon Lane, Dylan
Hoppes and Wable rounding out the top five.