By Ken de la Bastide
6, 2014) - The tight racing in the
Front Wheel Drive division continued at
Anderson Speedway with Kevin Harmon
recording his first win of the season last
A tight pack of cars battled for the point
throughout the entire 20 laps with Billy
Hooten, Jerry Dane, Ron Phipps and Harmon
all taking a turn in the lead.
Hooten grabbed the early lead from the front
row chased by Phipps, Dane, Dylan Hoppes and
By lap seven Dane was running out front as
Hooten faded with Phipps continuing to hold
down the second spot with Harmon moving up
to the third spot.
The race was red-flagged on lap 11 when
Devin Lane spun coming off the fourth
corner, tried to right the car but made hard
contact with the outside retaining wall on
the front straight. Lane emerged from the
On the restart Phipps grabbed the top spot
with an outside pass of Dane on the front
straight. Four laps late Harmon used the
same move to pass Dane and started to hunt
The two cars ran nose to tail until the
penultimate lap when Harmon got inside of
Phipps entering turn three. Once on the
point Harmon pulled away to win by
.7-seconds over Phipps with Lee, Hoppes and
Dane rounding out the top five.
“We made a bunch of changes to the car so it
would handle better,” Harmon said in the Tim
Thompson Nationwide Insurance winner’s
circle. “The car was faster than in the
Harmon also recorded his first heat win of
the season on the night again passing Phipps
with an inside moving coming off the final
Phipps had taken the lead from Hooten on lap
eight with an inside move with Harmon
advancing to the second position at the same
The front-running pair was followed by Dane,
Lee and Jared Keller.
In the second heat race, Marshall Clark used
an inside moving coming off the second
corner at the mid-point to climb from the
third spot into the lead.
Paul Phipps grabbed the early lead followed
by David Powell and Austin McKinney.
Again the field was racing in a tight pack
and after Clark made the pass for the lead
the running order was shaken up with Ryan
Claborn coming home second with Brandon Lee
Cook rounding out the top three.