The Herald Bulletin

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Auto Racing

January 28, 2014

Ken de la Bastide: Young stars rise to the top


Elliott won the Super Late Model portion of SpeedFest following a good battle for 83 laps with veteran Johnny Sauter.

Elliott and Sauter raced side by side for nearly 20 laps with the younger driver using the low line and Sauter running the higher groove. Eventually Sauter spun coming off the fourth corner on Lap 184.

Once Sauter parked his car, there was no driver with the mount capable of challenging Elliott for the win. Daniel Hemric finished second followed by Austin Theriault, David Ragan and Jeff Cannon.

Cannon, an Indiana veteran from the Chicago area, finished eighth in the Pro Late Model feature and fifth in the Super Late Model 200-lap race.

I’m hoping that Cannon will make the trip to central Indiana in 2014 to compete with the CRA series on a regular basis.

In other racing news: Yorktown’s Rick Turner has signed a deal with Arkansas driver Cole Rouse to prepare a JEGS All-Stars car for the entire season. Rouse finished 11th in Georgia.

With the agreement in place, Turner expects to return to competition on a full-time basis with the Super Series this year.

Follow Ken de la Bastide on Twitter @KendelaBastide, or call 640-4863.


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