By Ken de la Bastide
6, 2014) – New Castle’s Jason
Atkinson inherited the lead with three laps
remaining when leader Jeff Marcum spun to
capture the CRA/McGunegill Engine
Performance Late Model feature at Anderson
The place not to be in the final 20 laps was
battling for the lead when first Jack Dossey
III and Danny Trent were involved in an
incident while fighting for the top spot.
Marcum took the lead from Atkinson on the
restart on lap 54 and appeared to be heading
to the win when the caution flag waved on
lap 72 for a spin by Quinnten Bear.
On the restart Marcum spun in turn two,
after trading paint with Atkinson as the two
fought for track position. That set Marcum
to the tail of the lead lap where he
Atkinson was able to survive the final
restart to record his first win of the year
in the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model
“I’ve had nothing but bad luck here this
year,” Atkinson said in the Tim Thompson
Nationwide Insurance winner’s circle.
When asked about avoiding the first lap
melee, Atkinson said he was able to keep his
car on the bottom of the track, which kept
him out of trouble.
Finishing second was Billy VanMeter, Greg
VanAlst, Trent and Kent Baledge.
VanAlst and Baledge ran in or near the top
five during the entire distance but the
driver to watch was Trent, who was looking
for his fourth win of the year at Anderson
Trent who started last in the field had one
of the fastest cars on the track moving into
the second spot on lap 38 with an inside
move on Jason
Atkinson on the back straight and started
closing on leader Dossey.
Misfortune struck on lap 53 when Trent
attempted an inside pass of Dossey entering
turn three, contact was made with both cars
spinning. Trent suffered a flat tire and
along with Dossey was relegated to the rear
of the field.
Before the 20-car field made it through the
first corner, pole sitter J.P. Crabtree got
loose which triggered an eight-car incident
bringing out the red flag. Of the eight cars
involved there were only the cars of Chris
Hacker and Fred Hopkins were unable to
return to action.
Dossey set fast time during qualifications
with a lap of 12.99-seconds.