By Ken de la Bastide
6, 2014) - Chris Weddel’s bid for a
third consecutive feature win in the Thunder
Roadsters Division ended early, but his
teammate James Edsall III grabbed the win.
Weddel was involved in a frightening looking
crash in the heat race when Darrell Brown
was unable to slow entering turn one on the
Weddel’s roadster rode over the back of
Brown’s car, flipping before coming to rest
upside down against the outside retaining
wall. Both drivers were injured, but were
done for the night.
In the feature race, Alexandria driver John
Robbins tool the early lead chased by Edsall.
Edsall grabbed the point on the fourth lap
with an inside pass of Robbins entering the
From there Edsall pulled away to win by
almost three-seconds over Marty Griffin with
Robbins coming home in third.
“We race out of the same stable,” Edsall
said in the Tim Thompson Nationwide
Insurance Winner’s Circle, of Weddel. “I’m
glad to see both drivers okay, you can
always fix a car.
“This car has been dominant here in the
past,” he said. “We’ve had to make some
Mark Dietzen recorded his first ever win in
the division by leading the entire distance,
holding off a late charge by Edsall.
Dietzen won by .121 seconds over Edsall with
Griffin finishing third.