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Cedar Lake Speedway

Smith edges Anderson for WDRL win at Cedar Lake

August 1, 2008, 6:35 pm
From staff and series reports
Travis and Rowan joined Smith in victory lane. (K.C. Rooney)
Travis and Rowan joined Smith in victory lane. (K.C. Rooney)

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. (Aug. 1) — Polesitter Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., won a lengthy duel with Ashley Anderson of Eau Claire, Wis., for a $5,000 WDRL victory in the makeup of a June rainout at Cedar Lake Speedway. Smith lost the lead to Anderson on the 23rd of 50 laps, then fought back following a lap-28 caution to go back out front on lap 32. | Slideshow

"I can't say enough about what a great job Ashley did," Smith said. "He raced his butt off. We raced our butt off — luckily things went our way."

Smith built a comfortable lead over the next 15 laps, but Anderson got close enough at the finish to make it interesting. Smith held on by a length to win his seventh career WDRL event and first since last September. The 10th-starting Anderson was denied his first WDRL victory in finish second ahead of Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., 18th-starting Scott Gilbert of Sand Creek, Wis., and 16th-starting Nick Anvelink of Navarino, Wis. Justin Fegers of Mound, Minn., started outside the front row and led the first five laps, but he pulled pitside after a frontstretch tangle with the slower car of Paul Hipsag.

WDRL @ Cedar Lake: (1) Brady Smith, (2) Ashley Anderson, (3) Jimmy Mars, (4) Scott Gilberts, (5) Nick Anvelink, (6) John Kaanta, (7) Chad Simpson, (8) Curt Martin, (9) Eric Pember, (10) Frank Heckenast Jr., (11) Dave Eckrich, (12) Rick Hanestad, (13) Jeremy Grady, (14) Mike Nutzmann, (15) Chris Simpson, (16) Kerry Hansen, (17) Tim Isenberg, (18) Darin Duffy, (19) Andrew McKay, (20) Adam Hensel, (21) Denny Eckrich, (22) Matt Miller, (23) Pete Parker, (24) Rob Moss, (25) Justin Fegers, (26) Paul Hipsag.

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