By Ken de la Bastide
6, 2014) – When it comes to the
driver to beat this season in Front Wheel
Drive action at the cross-over the name
standing out is Nick Warner.
Warner continued his dominance of the FWD
Figure-8 season by winning the feature event
for the fifth time in six races.
But the fifth victory wasn’t a walk in the
park as four drivers battled for the win
through the first half of the race.
Point leader Randy Owen took the lead on the
opening lap from the second row with an
excellent start when he was able to get
inside of pole sitter Brian McKinney.
Owen was chased by Kamden Creek, Kevin
Henson, Warner and McKinney.
Things got interesting on lap five with
Henson, Warner and Creek all taking a shot
at the leader. By that time Warner was
running third and exchanging some paint with
The caution flag waved on lap eight when the
front runners all tangled in turn one and it
appeared there was going to be a multiple
car wreck, but it never happened.
Warner got the jump on the restart that saw
Owen tangle with Henson in turn three,
losing a tire in the process.
Following the restart Warner was able to
drive away to his fifth feature win of the
season followed by Henson, Creek, Brian
McKinney and Josh Poore.
Warner is not eligible for the championship.
It started as a good night for Warner as he
set fast time during qualifications and
passed Owen with an outside move entering
turn one to capture the first of the two
Henson got around Owen on the sixth circuit
to claim the second spot with Creek and
Elliott McKinney rounding out the top five.
Randy Hoppes survived a spin on the first
lap and then led the entire distance to win
the second heat race.
Brian McKinney came home second followed by
Poore, making his first FWD Figure-8 start,
Trevon Henson and Jeff Williams.