By Ken de la Bastide
3, 2014) - Richmond’s Chris
Jennings recorded the first ever Pro Compact
feature win at Anderson Speedway.
Anderson Speedway added the new division to
the schedule for nine appearances in 2014.
The Pro Compacts have a little more
horsepower and use a different tire than the
Front Wheel Divison.
Nick Warner took the early lead starting on
the outside of the front row thanks to the
inversion of the six-fast qualifiers. He was
chased by Ron Phipps, Andy Jennings, Chris
Jennings and Nick Pollitt.
Jennings passed his brother, Andy, on a
restart on lap two and then worked his way
inside of Phipps coming off the third turn.
On lap nine Jennings got inside of Warner
entering turn one and pulled away from the
rest of the field. Andy Jennings got inside
of Phipps with two laps remaining coming off
the second corner.
At the finish it was Chris Jennings winning
by 4.3-seconds followed by Warner, Andy
Jennings, Phipps and Pollitt.
Warner led all ten laps to record the
victory in the first ever race of the Pro
Compact Division in the opening heat race.
But it wasn’t an easy victory. Warner and
Randy Hoppes swapped the lead times in the
first six laps.
Chris Jennings was able to use the high line
to pass Hoppes for second on lap eighth
coming off the second corner. Pollitt was
fourth with Phipps rounding out the top
Jonathon Pitts was able to get inside of
Jesse Thomas on the fifth lap entering turn
three to take the lead and record the
Jeff Williams passed Thomas on the eighth
lap to finish second followed by Thomas,
Jacob Brown and Dylan Hoppes.