ANDERSON, Ind. – It took 17 years, but Greg VanAlst finally got his first career feature win in the Motion Motors 100 at Anderson Speedway on Friday.
VanAlst led the entire distance for the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models and Vores Welding CRA Sportsman drivers and collected the winner’s share of $2,000.
VanAlst took advantage of an inversion of ten of the fastest qualifiers to start on the pole. He beat Mark Lambert into turn one and maintained the lead through two restarts.
“I needed the first caution to get refocused,” VanAlst said of his strong run.
But with 14 laps remaining Quinnteen Bear moved into the second spot with an outside pass of Lambert and started closing on VanAlst. But Bear had to settle for a second place run with Lambert, Jack Dossey III and Kent Baledge rounding out the top five.
“I’ve been racing for 17 years and this is my first feature win,” VanAlst said. “This is unbelievable.”