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June 13, 2014

VanAlst gets first career feature win

Norton captures outlaw 100

ANDERSON — 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 way 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 10 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.”

Bear, who is looking to make his first CRA Super Series start in the Stoops Freightliner Red Bud 300 tonight at 7:30 p.m., was running fourth with 37 laps remaining.

He got inside of Billy VanMeter on the restart on the front straight and then moved inside of Dossey on the front straight.

After looking to the inside to pass Lambert, Bear moved to the outside to make the pass entering turn three.

Baledge started 16th in the 21-car field and didn’t crack the top five until Lap 95, when he got inside of Jeff Marcum exiting turn four.

The first caution flag waved on Lap 62 in action that started coming off the second corner when Billy VanMeter bumped Chris Hacker knocking him out of the fourth spot.

With Hacker stuck on the outside, pole sitter Dustin Burge attempted to make an inside pass entering turn three. The two spun and collected the car of Trey Craig. That scrambled the top 10 as Hacker, Burge and Craig were running fifth, sixth and seventh at the time.

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