“BIG A” Anthony Sanders Scores First City Chevrolet Weekly Win At Laurens County Shrine Race

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 Banal.

Anthony Sanders
Terry Bullard
Colby Cannon
Trent Ivey
Steve Banal
Larry Timms
James Plemmons
Butch Riddle
Nick Deitz
Mike Duvall-DNS

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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