“BIG A” Anthony Sanders Scores
First City Chevrolet Weekly Win At Laurens County Shrine
On Tuesday night, 11 drivers were on hand for the Laurens
County Shrine Race, an event that has been a part of the
tracks history for over 30 years.
Trent Ivey, making his first ever trip to the speedway was
able to set fast time during the group time trials.
After two heat races, which seen local driver Terry
Bullard, and Anthony Sanders cross the line first, the
field was set for the 20 lap main event.
Terry Bullard, took control of the race after lap one, and
was working on checking out and defending the home
territory. However after two late race cautions, one
involving Hodges S.C driver Nick Deitz and Larry Timms.
The number 22 TNT chassis of Deitz climbed the wall and
ended up on it’s side. “I was trying to make ground up on
the outside and scrubbed the wall and then I made contact
with Larry and well, now we will be working hard to get
back out here.” Deitz said
With Bullard in front of Sanders, Colby Cannon, Trent
Ivey, Steve Banal the stage was set for a thrilling
finish. Once under green with five laps remaining Bullard
was able to pull ahead by about 4 car lengths. With four
laps remaining Sanders decided he had to try the outside,
by the time the field got the two to go, Sanders was
checking up coming off the corners trying to stay off the
bumper of Bullards number 11. As the cars flashed under
the white flag, the 421 of Sanders sailed through turns
one & two again on the high side when they got to 3,4
Bullard went to the middle and Sanders stayed right up
against the wall, using momentum Sanders was able to sneak
by and edge Bullard by less than half a car length.
“I never lifted on that last lap, I wasn’t sure it was
going to stick once I got out there, but it was my only
shot. Terry did a great job at protecting the bottom
groove, and my only option was to go high. I hope the fans
enjoyed it, I hope they are able to raise a lot of money
for the Shriners here. We think we have got the car back
to where we want it after tearing it up about a month ago.
Without Rambo, Hamricks of Gaffney,FK Rod Ends, FUJI and
Lee Whiteside, Scraps For Us, Browns Roofing all the great
names on this car we would not have been able to be here”
stated Sanders after climbing from his car and shaking
hand with Bullard.
Colby Cannon finished 3rd followed by Trent Ivey and Steve
Drivers will now have a chance to score more valuable City
Chevrolet Weekly Points at Laurens County Speedway and
Cherokee Speedway on Saturday June 15th.
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