Lane Picks Up Wins after Amonett Fails Post Race TechScott Menlen
Anderson, IN (August 20, 2016) – New Castle’s Ryan Amonett made a statement during CRA Street Stock qualifying, his time was almost two-tenths of a second faster than his nearest competitor and started fifth for the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS 75-lap feature following the invert.
Jimmy Kirby III, looking to make it two wins in a row at Anderson Speedway, took the point at the start chased by Phil Jenkins and Andrew Teepe.
Anderson’s Josh Poore was the driver on the move early in the race moving into third after four laps and passing Jenkins on the back straight for second on lap 14.
For the next 12 laps Poore chased Kirby and when the leader went high in turn four it allowed Poore to take the lead followed by Amonett.
While leading on lap 30 it appeared a left front suspension broke on Poore’s car entering turn one and he made hard contact with the outside retaining.
From the point there was only one additional caution period over the final 45 laps allowing Amonett to extent the lead to the winning margin of 6.7-seconds over Colby Lane, Teepe, Kirby III and Jenkins.
Amonett’s joy from the victory was short lived after he failed Post Race Tech giving the win to second place finishing Colby Lane, his first series win at Anderson Speedway and his first series win of the 2016 season.
“I would have rather won it on the track, but will take the win,” explained Lane after he was presented the winning trophy.
Lane brought out the first caution on lap nine with a flat right front tire cracked the top five after 30 laps.
The Knightstown driver passed Kirby for third with an outside pass down the back straight and after a spirited battle with Teepe claimed the second spot on lap 45 with an inside pass on the front straight, which eventually gave him the win. Teepe finished in second, Kirby III in third, points leader Phil Jenkins in fourth and Brandon Mefford in fifth place.
By Ken de la Bastide