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 Randy Anderson Grabs First Win at Mt. Lawn


August 8, 2007 - Knightstown’s Randy Anderson won the first Late Model win of his racing career at Mt. Lawn Speedway Saturday night.

Anderson, who works for the town of Knightstown, took the lead on the first lap of the race and was in command the rest of the way. The veteran led the entire race, never being seriously threatened. Anderson started outside row two and immediately surged to the front. He held off all challengers. William Mefford, also of Knightstown, finished in second place.

Chuck Cook was third, followed by Scott Knepley of Greensboro, Jeff Marcum, Terry Cater of New Castle, Scott Runion of Mooreland, David McConnell of Shirley, LJ Lines of Lewisville and Dale Amonett of New Castle. Bill Pierce of New Castle finished 11th, followed by Johnny Fugate, Kevin Sellers of Indianapolis, who was making his first start at Mt. Lawn, Tom Latham of Anderson, David Fox II of Markleville and David Nall of Avon. Fast time went to Fox; the Razzles Dash for Cash to Cater; while Cook and Anderson won the heats.

Greenfield’s Eric Evans won the Founders Day 100 for Dependable Drywall Thunder Cars.

Evans started 20th, and immediately began his march to the front. But that effort was derailed on lap 16, when he had to pit for a misfire in the engine. As luck would have it, a yellow came out on lap 17 for Ryan Claborn that enabled Evans to only lose one lap.

Claborn led lap one, giving way to Jeff Marcum, who led the next 20 circuits.

Greensboro’s Jason Clark got around Marcum on lap 22. Clark could see the lime green Chevy of Evans closing in and tried in vain to keep him one lap down. On lap 21 Evans got back on the lead lap,and with the help of a yellow flag on lap 33, quickly made up valuable track position.

Evans passed Clark on lap 46 and led the rest of the way.

With Evans in the lead, attention in the race focused on second place, where Clark, Chuck Cook of New Castle, Kevin Claborn of Cambridge City and David McConnell of Shirley were doing battle. Clark held on the second, giving way to Claborn on lap 57. The trio of Evans, Claborn and Clark finished in that order. They were followed by Cook, McConnell, Brett Marcum, Jeff Marcum, Pam McConnell of Shirley, Ryan Amonett, Tom Nixon, Michael Starks, Jason Thompson of Wilkinson, Chris Bolyard, Cody Walker of New Castle, Bill Clark of Rushville, Jameson Owens of Greenfield, Kyle Evans of Greenfield, Mike Vaccaro of Middletown, Ronnie Williams of New Castle, Ray Evans of Greenfield, Ryan Claborn, Frankie Oakes of Cambridge City and Johnny Fugate of Cambridge City. Fast time in qualifications went to Kevin Claborn.

The Collins Auto Service Hornet feature, along with the Mini Cup feature, was postponed because of rain. A double feature will be run next week in both divisions.

Fast time in the Hornets went to Les Tolliver of Pendleton, with Keith Morris of Mt. Summit winning the Collins Dash for Cash and heats going to Nate Lummis of Anderson, Chris Oldham of Shirley and Cody Rinehart of Carthage.

In the street drags, Nick Smith of New Castle won for the first time. In the semi-final race, Scott Razor of New Castle crashed his 89 Lincoln into the backstretch wall and continued on with his hood up into the short turn concrete. Razor was shaken, but not injured in the accident.

Next week Motion Motor Late Models, Dependable Drywall Thunder Cars, Collins Auto Service Hornets and Mini Cups make up the racing program.




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