By Ken de la Bastide
3, 2014) - To say it was a good
night for John Robbins would be putting it
mildly as the Frankton driver recorded two
feature wins at Anderson Speedway.
Robbins took the lead on the first lap of
the Tri-States Legends feature when the
other three cars in the front two rows
tangled in turn one.
It all started when it appeared Evan Finley
locked up the brakes going into the corner
and made hard contact with the outside
retaining wall. That collected Marty Griffin
and Zach Miller.
Somehow Robbins was able to miss the carnage
and emerged in the lead. His march to the
win was slowed twice by caution flags.
The first when Joey Greening spun on the
back straight with a little assistance from
Eric Black on the ninth circuit.
From there the driver on the move was Cody
Anderson who restarted third and got around
Gered Miller in turn one on the restart.
Greening brought out the caution flag again
with a spin on lap 23.
Robbins was able to maintain the lead
holding off Anderson by a half-second,
followed by Miller, Black and Adam Sturgill.
Zach Miller recorded the first heat race win
by leading all ten laps, but behind him
Finley and Black battled for the second
Finley came home second followed by Black,
Sturgill and Griffin Brown.
Anderson won the second heat race but it
wasn’t decided until the final lap.
Anderson and Josh Dietz along with Robbins
were fighting for position with Dietz and
Anderson playing bumper tag on the final two
On the last lap Dietz locked bumpers with
Anderson, sending him into the turn one
retaining wall and out of the night’s racing
Robbins finished second followed by Gered
Miller, Greening and Griffith.
In the Thunder Roadsters, Robbins didn’t
take the lead until lap 11 with an inside
pass of James Edsall III.
At times Edsall, the early leader, Robbins
and Darrell Brown were racing three wide for
the point. That all changed on lap nine when
Brown was nudged by another car and made
hard contact with the turn one wall.
Robbins led the final 14 laps with Doug
Dugger closing the gap on every lap. Chris
Weddel finished third with Edsall and
Griffith rounding out the top five.
“Winning never gets old,” Robbins said in
the Tim Thompson Nationwide Insurance
Winner’s Circle following his Roadsters win.
“We changed tires after the heat race and it
made a difference. Right now everyone is on
a level playing field.”