By Ken da la Bastide
14, 2014) -
Nick Warner made it two consecutive wins in
Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 action but not
without some excitement in the crossover.
Warner took the lead on the second lap with
a pass of Randy Hoppes while being chased by
defending track champion Kevin Henson.
The only caution flag waved on the third
circuit when Brian McKinney found the
outside retaining wall in turn three.
On the restart Jeff Williams got inside of
Hoppes entering turn one for the third
With Henson applying the pressure on Warner
for the next five laps the two leaders were
forced to brake entering the cross-over to
miss the car of Kamden Creek.
Henson made slight contact with Creek, who
spun entering turn one.
Randy Owens claimed third place at the
finish line from Jeff Williams with Hoppes
rounding out the top five.
“The key is to stay straight and watch the
cross-over,” Warner said. “I knew it was
close,” he said of the near miss with Creek.
Randy Owen recorded his first win of the
2014 season with a pass of Creek on the
second lap of the heat race coming off the
The race was brought under caution on lap
four when Eric Wiley and Blake Zirkle spun
in turn three. At the same time Brian
McKinney came to a stop.
Henson moved into the second spot on the
restart with a pass of Creek entering turn
three and a lap later Warner got around
Creek in turn one.
But at the checkers it was Owens winning by
.54-seconds over Henson, Warner, Creek and