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May 21, 2013

McKnight dominates Supermods at Anderson Speedway

Hargraves gets Figure-8 win

ANDERSON, Ind. — Once Dave McKnight took the lead in the Must See Racing SuperModified feature, the outcome of the race was decided at Anderson Speedway on Monday.

McKnight used a classic high, low move coming off the fourth corner on Lap 22 to pass early leader Jim Paller. From there, he pulled away from Paller and the rest of the field.

Over the final 28 laps, McKnight almost lapped the entire field, taking the checkered flag on the bumper of third-place finisher Jimmy McCune with Paller slightly further ahead.

Paller took the lead from the pole position, chased by Kyle Vanderpool, but the driver clearly on the move was McKnight, who was running fifth after the first lap.

He used the outside line to pass McCune on Lap 4 down the back straight and six laps later passed Brian Gringras with a power move on the outside entering Turn 3.

McCune passed Vanderpool for third on Lap 18 and pressed Paller for second the remainder of the distance but was unable to complete the pass. Sondi Eden moved into fourth by slipping outside of Vanderpool on Lap 35.

McKnight, who won at Winchester Speedway on Sunday, made it two wins in a row to open the season.

At the checkers, McKnight finished 12.5 seconds ahead of Paller with McClure, Eden and Vanderpool rounding out the top five.

“We had a great race car,” McKnight said.

He said the crew hit on the right setup for Anderson Speedway.

In the opening race for the International Outlaw Figure-8 Series, several cars were knocked out of contention before a lap was completed.

Front runners Jeff Swinford and Mike Riddle tangled in Turn 4, and three drivers — Johnny Hargraves, Larry Swinford and Manny Agular — crashed in Turn 3.

Swinford, Riddle and Agular were able to make repairs and return to action.

Charlie Hargraves made a nifty move on the second lap climbing from third place to the lead with an inside move on both Ben Tunney and early leader Curtis Chapman.

Once outfront, Hargraves maintained a comfortable margin over Ben Tunney and Jesse Tunney, the only other two cars on the lead lap, until lap 30.

With the Tunney brothers glued to his rear bumper, Hargraves blocked several attempts by Ben Tunney to make an outside pass.

Jesse Tunney used a cross-over move on Lap 43 to take the second spot entering Turn 1 and started to again close on Hargraves.

Jesse Tunney made a final hard charge into Turn 3 but wasn’t able to get alongside of Hargraves.

Hargraves got the win followed by Jesse and Ben Tunney with Chapman and Chuckie Hargraves rounding out the top five.

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