HAGERSTOWN, Md. – For the third straight race, Andy Anderson has sped to the front from the 12th starting position, this time on Race for Breast Cancer Awareness Night and taking top honors in the Hoosier Daddy for the Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic late model sportsman.
It was his fifth triumph of the season.
“Just like last week, I got good breaks again.” Anderson said. “Before I knew it I was in the top five in four or five laps and that’s what won the race. Nathan (Durboraw) always told me races are won in the first three laps, not the last three.”
Anderson didn’t waste any time heading to the front and was into third by the fourth lap. He got a 2.4 second free pass on a sixth lap caution and two laps later, charged under Michael Walls off turn four own the lead the rest of the way to beat Justin Weaver by .94 seconds.
He earned $1,000 plus an additional $1,000 collected by fellow driver Tyler Horst from Friends of Tyler Horst for the Breast Cancer Awareness Night. That additional $1,000 was donated back to Horst for Breast Cancer Awareness – Cumberland Valley organization by Doug Timmons of D&D Auto Recycling.(Doug and Dougie Timmons).
“Hats off to Tyler; he went out of his way and raised an extra $1,000 and other people put more money back thru the purse,” Anderson said. “It’s good for this class.”
Horst, who will be a senior at Waynesboro Area Senior High School this fall, made the Breast Cancer Awareness Night his senior project. He collected donations to increase the purse for the race, $100 fast time award from Credit Connection Auto Sales plus other donations of prizes and awards to hand out to every driver qualifying for the event.
This was done by a number of breast cancer survivors who drew starting positions numbers for the various donated items marked for each. Drivers went through the pits and stands and collected money that will also go to the Cumberland Valley Awareness organization. Driver Bruce Kane also donated another $300 for positions two through five with D&D Auto Recycling putting up $100 for the hard charger.
After Michael Walls set fast time of 20.340 seconds, heats were won by Anderson, Paul Cursey and Justin Weaver with Kris Eaton taking the consy.
The top three from each heat had a child from the stands pull a starting number for them as Justin Weaver and Walls occupied the front row.