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Anders stays hot at Greenville-Pickens Speedway

Published: June 16, 2014

Anders stays hot at Greenville-Pickens

Greenville News Staff Report 10:33 p.m. EDT June 15, 2014

Anthony Anders won two more races at Greenville-Pickens Speedway Saturday night, giving him 17 total victories at GPS this season

Anthony Anders said he had to tune up his race car Saturday afternoon at Greenville-Pickens Speedway, but he didn’t seem to have any problem leading from the green flag to the checkered flag in the opening Late Model Main race Saturday night.

Anders, who is running for the national, state and track championships, was the fastest qualifier. Randy Porter, who was the second fastest qualifier, finished second.

The second Late Model Main was a different story with a familiar ending. Anders elected to start 10th in the nightcap, and former six-time champion Marty Ward had everything going his way. Ward had a commanding lead with four laps left, but a caution came out. On the restart another caution flew.

With three laps remaining, Anders got to the front on the restart and Kyle Plott suddenly jumped up to challenge Ward for second. On the final lap, it was Anders out front, with Plott second and Ward third by a fender.

“If it weren’t for that late caution, it was Marty’s race,” Anders said in Victory Lane. “I had already told my spotter it looked like Marty was going to be hard to beat. Then that caution flag came out and gave everybody a fresh chance at the race.”

The two wins give Anders 17 this season.

Michael Cross took the win in the Four Cylinder main. Bobby Emory had little trouble winning the Renegade main.

Freddie Hale Jr. took the lead late and held on for the victory in the Street Stock. Camden Francis moved up from seventh starting position to win the Charger.

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