SPRING VALLEY, Minn. – Ben Anderson parlayed a pole position start into his first Iron Man Challenge USRA B-Mod victory of the season Friday night at the Deer Creek Speedway.
Making his first series start of the 2014 campaign, Anderson remained faithful to the high line for the duration of the race and was fending off intense pressure from defending Iron Man Challenge champ Cory Crapser in heavy lapped traffic when the yellow flag waved with just three laps remaining.
On the restart, Cole Queensland used the low line to sneak in front of Crapser and claim the second spot, but nobody was able to run down Anderson as he sailed away to pick up an $1,100 paycheck, including a $500 bonus from event sponsor Red Tail Tackle.
Crapser held on for third and young Dustin Sorensen finished fourth after starting 14th in the 20-lapper. His efforts earned him a $250 from National Fleet Graphics as the hard charger of the race.
Ben Anderson, Cole Queensland, Cory Crapser, Dustin Sorenson, Alex Williamson, Jacob Bleess, Jon Van Minsel, Travis Saurer, Dan Wheeler, Jerry Young, Scott Demmer, Tyler Creeley, Brandon Hare, Kadden Kath, Erik Kanz, Parker Hale, Ben Moudry, Jared Timmerman, Trevor Fecht, Shaun Walski, Ryan Konkel, Andrew Bleess, Dagan Heim, Matt Jones.