By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Martinsville driver Danny
Trent used a restart on lap nine to slip
around the outside of early leader Mark
Lambert on UAW Paint the Night Pink night at
Trent survived a restart with four laps
remaining to win for the third time in the
McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models.
Lambert took the early lead after setting
fast time during qualifications and jumped
into the lead.
Fred Hopkins moved into the third spot by
getting inside of Chris Hacker on the second
lap, but the two tangled while battling for
position on lap nine in turn two.
Jeff Marcum, looking for his fourth
consecutive win, started fifth and was
running third after the first nine laps. He
swapped that position several times with Rob
Allman before passing Lamber on lap 15 with
an inside move coming off the second corner.
Marcum had one final shot at passing Trent
when Rob Noel brought out the caution flag
on lap 37 with a spin in turn four.
On the restart entering turn one Marcum
slipped in the high groove which allowed
Lambert to reclaim the second spot behind
Trent. Allman and Steve Stacy rounded out
the top five.
Anderson driver Ronnie Rose was crowned the
2013 champion in the division with Allman
“I wanted to make sure I got a good start,”
Trent said of the final restart. “Jeff
(Marcum) always races clean so I wasn’t
“This place is a thunder dome,” he said of
Anderson Speedway. “This is where there is
the closest racing and the local guys are
clean drivers. Every time I race here I try
to get my package a little better.”