By Ken da la Bastide
14, 2014) -
Chris Weddel took advantage of starting on
the pole position to hold off fast qualifier
James Edsel at the start of the Thunder
Roadster feature and went on to secure the
In a battle of cars carrying the names of
cartoon super heroes the “Green Lantern”
bested “Batman” in a close contest for most
of the 25 laps.
Weddel held off Edsel on the only restart of
the race on lap nine following a spin in
turn two by Marty Griffin, who was battling
for third at the time.
John Robbins got around Doug Dugger on the
restart to claim the third spot with Dugger
holding on for fourth and Griffin recovering
for a fifth place finish.
“It’s good to be back,” Weddel said in the
Tim Thompson Nationwide Insurance Winner’s
Circle. “James (Edsel) helped me set up this
car today, so I really want to thank him.”
Darrell Brown led all ten laps to win the
first of two heat races followed by Mark
Dietzen with Monte Lewis taking the third
spot with a pass of Ross Schoeller on lap
Weddel claimed the second heat race victory
taking the lead from Robbins on the third
lap with an inside move entering turn three.
Edsel passed Robbins a lap later entering
turn one and Griffin made the final pass of
the race on lap four with a move around
Following Weddel to the checkers were Edsel,
Robbins, Griffin and Dugger.