By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - For 86 laps Jeff
Shackleford held off a determined Jesse
Tunney to capture the 64th running of the
Tim Thompson Nationwide Insurance National
Crown at Anderson Speedway.
Shackleford recorded his second career IOFS
feature win and became the sixth consecutive
different winner in the oldest running stock
car race in the county in the past six
For 86 laps Tunney ran a clean race against
Shackleford as he attempted to make the
decisive pass to claim the victory. Several
times Tunney moved to the outside of
Shackleford in turn three, but was never
able to complete the pass.
Robbie Loving came home third, the only
other car on the lead lap, with RJ Norton
III and Steve Durham rounding out the top
It was a tough night for drivers in the top
five as first early leader Jeremy Vanderhoof
was taken out in the crossover by making
contact with Manny Agular.
Next it was Mike Riddle to see his night end
in the crossover while running third when he
was collected by Randy Pence. Finally it was
Larry Swinford collected in the crossover
while running fifth after making contact
with Tom Laythom.
“What makes this special, this is the
toughest Figure-8 track in the country,”
Shackleford said. “I held off one of the
Nick Warner capped off his championship
season with the IOFS Front Wheel Drive
Figure-8 Division by setting a new track
record and then dominating the feature race.
Warner took the lead on lap two from Brian
McKinney on the front straight and was never
challenged for the victory. Elliott McKinney
came home second followed by Kevin Henson,
Brian McKinney and Austin McKinney.
Angie Goodin made it two consecutive feature
wins in the IOFS Super Carts inheriting the
lead on lap 14 when leader Dustin Kares spun
on the back straight.
The early lead was taken by Jason Reynolds
who tangled with Brad Kares on lap 13 in
turn two, which gave the lead momentarily to
Kares recovered to finish second to Goodin
with David Reynolds, Michael Goodin and
Jason Reynolds rounding out the top five.
Nathan Bertino took the lead from the fourth
starting spot and led the entire distance to
capture the feature victory in the first
visit of the Mini-Cups to Anderson Speedway
Fast qualifier Jayden Cave worked his way
back through the field moving into the
second position with an inside pass of Bryce
Whitson entering turn one on the tenth lap.
Although Cave closed on Bertino he had to
settle for the second spot. Whitson finished
third with Jayden Fryer and Brody Hays
rounding out the top five. Hays recovered to
finish in the top five after starting on the
tail of the 13-car field
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action
on Saturday, October 19 with the rescheduled
UAW Paint the Night Season Championships
presented by Ponderosa. Nine features
headline the program with point champions
being crowned in each division featuring the
McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models,
NASH FM ThunderCars; Front Wheels Drive
Oval, Front Wheel Drive Figure 8, Thunder
Roadsters, Street Stocks, Legends, Kenyon
Midgets and USSA Sprints.