By Ken de la Bastide
14, 2014) – For the third
consecutive time John Robbins found himself
standing in the Tim Thompson Nationwide
Insurance Winner’s Circle in Thunder
Robbins inherited the lead on lap ten when
front-runner Chris Weddel was black-flagged
by turning several laps faster than his
qualifying time on Herald Bulletin Cow
Appreciation Night at Anderson Speedway.
Weddel took the point on the first lap
chased by Doug Dugger and Robbins.
Robbins moved into the second spot by the
seventh circuit and when Weddel was
black-flagged that put him into the lead.
Dugger kept the pressure on Robbins all the
way to the checkers, but came up short. Mark
Dietzen, Marty Griffin and Brad Kendle
rounded out the top five.
Weddel led the entire distance to win the
heat race that saw first Griffin bounce off
the back straight wall and then a caution
flag when Kendle hit the back straight wall.
Robbins and Dugger got around Mark Dietzen
just past the halfway point to finish second
and third with Dietzen coming home in fourth
followed by Rodney Oliver.
Dugger set fast time during qualifications
with a lap of 13.507-seconds which was good
enough to edge the lap of 13.524 posted by
Dietzen. It was Dugger’s first fast time of