By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Noblesville driver Mark
Lambert has been close to scoring a victory
at Anderson Speedway, but that win remained
That all changed last Saturday night in the
McGunegill Engine Performance Late Model
season ending event with Lambert leading the
final 54 laps of the 100-lap event.
Jeff Marcum, looking for his fourth win in
five races set fast time during
qualifications with young sensation Chris
Hacker starting on the outside of the front
Marcum jumped into the lead at the start
trailed by Hacker, Danny Trent, Steve Stacy
and Lambert. Josh Poore broke into the top
five on lap five with a pass of Stacy
entering turn one. Poore’s night would end
on lap 14 with an overheating problem.
The race went caution free until lap 46 when
Trent, who has taken the lead from Marcum on
lap 44 with an inside pass coming off the
fourth corner, spun by himself in turn two.
After inheriting the lead, Lambert was
followed by Hacker, Stacy, Marcum and 2013
track champion Ronnie Rose.
The yellow flag waved again on lap 58 when
Tyler Marsh spun in turn four and for the
second time Trent was sent to the tail of
After the Aerco Heating & Cooling restart,
Marcum slowed on lap 62 just before the
caution flag waved two laps later for a spin
by Ronnie Phipps.
There were two more yellow flags on lap 66
for a spin by Stacy and when Lambert and
Hacker battled for the lead on the back
straight, they made contact with Hacker
spinning to a stop.
The final caution came on lap 86 when Stacy
spun on the back straight which set up a
14-lap dash to the finish.
Lambert started with Rose on the outside
with Trent, Marsh and Phipps rounding out
the top five.
Trent and Stacy passed Rose on lap 92 but
neither was able to catch Lambert, who won
by two-seconds. Hacker and Phipps rounded
out the top five.
In was Lambert’s seventh appearance of the
year at Anderson Speedway havig not finished
lower than fourth in MEP and CRA
“Finally got a win here,” Lambert said in
the Tim Thompson Nationwide Insurance
Winner’s Circle. “This track has owed us a
win for about five years; we’ve probably
raced here 20 times.
“I was having a good race with the 24
(Hacker) but I don’t know what happened on
the back straight,” he said. “If I got into
him, I’m sorry for that.”