Black Takes Legends Feature

By Ken de la Bastide

(March 31, 2014) - Eric Black used an inside move to pass Cody Anderson entering turn one on lap 19 and led the final 16 laps to win the season opener for the TriState Legends at Anderson Speedway on Sunday.

Local driver Mark Dietzen led the first 11 laps after starting on the outside of the front row, but lost the point on a restart when Anderson got inside coming off the fourth corner.

Black passed Dietzen on lap 12 and set his sights on Anderson.

Following Black and Anderson to the checkers were John Robbins, Marty Griffin and Dietzen.

“It has been a while,” Black said of his victory to start the season. “Mark (Dietzen) did a good job upfront and I was waiting for Anderson to make a move.”

Fast qualifier Alec Webb’s day ended on lap eight when he brushed the turn one wall while trying to pass Black on the outside and ran out of room. The accident collected the car of Adam Sturgill.

Josh Dietz, who posted the second quick time, lost an engine on a lap 11 restart. The caution flag waved when Zach Holden spun in turn two.