By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - John Robbins captured the
Thunder Roadster feature by passing eventual
champion Marty Griffin with 19 laps
remaining on UAW Paint the Night Pink at
Doug Dugger entering the night only 12
points back of Griffin took the lead from
the pole position, but the lead only lasted
one lap with Griffin making an inside move
entering turn three.
Robbins moved inside of Dugger entering the
first corner and set his sights on Griffin.
After closing to Griffin’s rear bumper,
Robbins took the lead entering turn three
and went on to beat Griffin by a half-second
followed by Doug Dugger, Nate Shrout and
Griffin was crowned the season champion as a
result of his second place finish and
Dugger’s third place run.
Eric Black set fast time and led the entire
distance to record his first feature win of
the season in the Legend Division by holding
Robbins was glued to Black’s rear bumper,
although he bobbled a couple of times in the
corner Robbins was unable to make the pass.
Mark Dietzen came home in third.
Robbins won his fourth point championship.
His previous titles came in 2007, 2008 and