Anderson goes the distance at South Alabama Speedway
One week after a disappointing finish to an outstanding race, Scotty Anderson came back to finish what he started. Last week, Anderson was leading the Super Stock Feature at South Alabama Speedway by a half straight away when he experienced ignition problems on the next to last lap. Anderson returned Saturday and led flag to flag take the victory, his second of the season. Jody Henderson came from the eleventh starting spot to finish second. Following Henderson across the line was Kyle Sims with his best finish of the season. David Ashley was fourth with Rick Northey fifth.
In the Modified Midseason Championship race, Kevin Peel took the victory over Zach Hammett. Pole sitter Ken Gibson slid back to third in the finishing order, followed by Jamie Ater and Ryan Dennis.
The Vintage Feature saw Steve Stewart make a late race charge to victory. Stewart started ninth in the race, but quickly moved up to fourth behind leader Teddy Sasser. With five laps to go, Stewart moved past Stave Joyner to take the third spot. One lap later, he moved past Phillip Anderson and Sasser to take the lead. Stewart pulled away for a four car length win. Sasser held on to second ahead of Anderson, Joyner, and Kip Whitehead.
The Street Stock class competed in Twin 25 lap Features. In the first feature, Scott Morse pulled out to a huge advantage as the other drivers battled for second. By the time Chad Roberts moved into second on lap four, Morse was half a straight away ahead. Without the aid of a caution, Roberts ran Morse down with about seven laps to go. Roberts tried the outside a couple of times before moving inside with three laps to go. Roberts then pulled away for a three car length win. Morse settled for second with Jeff Smith third, Stacy Bedsole fourth, and Derek Deese fifth.
In the second Street Stock Feature, the field was inverted for the start. Deese grabbed the early lead before Bedsole muscled his way past on lap five. Bedsole led the rest of the way to take the win. Morse came from the rear to finish second. Deese was third at the finish followed by Roberts in fourth and Smith in fifth.
In an exciting Roadrunner Feature, Will Mack came from the rear to collect his fourth winner's trophy. Gary Morse led the first two laps before Kim Bishop took over for the next five laps. Meanwhile, Mack was making his way up from the thirteenth starting spot. Jason Singletary took the lead on lap 8 with Mack moving into second on lap 12. Lapped traffic came into play on lap 15 as Singletary and Mack were fighting for the lead. Singletary spun while negotiating through the traffic, handing the lead to Mack. Mack led the remaining five laps to take the win. Bishop finished second, followed by Morse, Jimmie Hager, and Larry Roberts.
In the CupLites Feature, Josh Cherry came from the fifth starting spot to take the win. Cherry passed Greg Adams on lap nine and pulled away for the win. Adams held on to second with Ken Younce third, Bobby Fountain fourth, and Tony Clemmons fifth.
Next week, South Alabama will have heats and features for the Super Stock, Modified, Vintage, Street Stock, and Mini Sportsman. It will also be "Dollar T-shirt night". Admission for anybody wearing a South Alabama Speedway T-Shirt will be $1.00. For more information, contact the track at (334) 565-3539 or visit the track's web site at www.southalabamaspeedway.com.