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Daily Dirt 08/07/2020 04:25:10

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October 11
Winchester Speedway,
Winchester, VA
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Gunter's Honey Fall Classic) - $5,000
Information provided by: Various reports (last updated October 13, 5:01 pm)
Anderson beats Covert to Winchester's $5,000
Gunter's Honey Fall Classic
  1. Andy Anderson
  2. Jason Covert
  3. Kenny Pettyjohn
  4. Nick Dickson
  5. Jason Miller
  6. Dale Hollidge
  7. Kenny Moreland
  8. Allen Brannon
  9. Gary Stuhler
  10. Mark Pettyjohn
  11. C.S. Fitzgerald
  12. Barry Miller
  13. Tony Crim
  14. Jamie Lathroum
  15. Brad Ritter
  16. J.T. Spence
  17. Stevie Long
  18. Tommy Armel
  19. Glenn Elliott
  20. Rob Nichols
  21. Gregg Satterlee
  22. Kerry King Jr.
  23. Keith Jackson
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Jason Walls/wrtspeedwerx.com
Runner-up Jason Covert (72) works under winner Andy Anderson.
What won the race: Andy Anderson of Martinsburg, W.Va., grabbed the lead from Jason Covert of York Haven, Pa., on lap three and never relinquished it but had to repel Covert's repeated late-race challenges to secure the $5,000 top prize. The key moment came in the final laps when Anderson hooked a rut and got out of shape in front of Covert, whose bid to overtake Anderson that circuit was squashed by the resulting contact that dulled his momentum.
Quotable: "I knew I had to protect the bottom there and I just had to make this thing as wide as I could down the straightaway," said Anderson, who apologized for the contact with Covert. "I left him some room back there, but as far as I'm concerned, we were the better car."
Key notes: Anderson scored his first win of 2014 at Wincheser. ... Among the drivers who brought out yellow flags in the caution-filled race were Gregg Satterlee (lap three), Jamie Lathroum (lap 17) and J.T. Spence, whose rough night ended on lap 14 when he was sent pitside for his third caution flag of the race (he spun twice earlier.) ... The feature took three tries to get started. The third was called a false start and led officials to put outside polesitter Jason Miller back to fourth. ... Keith Jackson, who swept last month's Winchester 200 weekend to the tune of $8,500, lost power at the start of the second heat. ... With 23 cars on hand, officials ran three heats and all drivers will qualified for the feature. ... The event wrapped up Winchester's season. ... Friday's $2,500-to-win event was scrapped because of forecasts for inclement weather. ... Justin Weaver won Saturday's Limited Late Model feature over Kyle Lee.
On the move: Allen Brannon advanced from the 19th starting spot to finish eighth and Mark Pettyjohn moved from 22nd on the starting grid to 10th at the finish.
Winner's sponsors: Anderson's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Bland's Towing.
Points chase: Hometown driver J.T. Spence won the track title with 2,085 points, edging Dale Hollidge (2,052) of Mechanicsville, Md.
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Jason Miller
Time: 14.39 seconds
Polesitter: Jason Covert
Heat race winners: Jason Miller, Kenny Pettyjohn, Andy Anderson
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
 
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