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Community Sports

Prock, Young win twin 36-lap features

Anderson still searching for elusive victory

Jim Anderson of Joliet (far left) and Nick Wagner of Layette, Indiana, compete in the STARS Cater/Anderson Classic at Grundy County Speedway.
Jim Anderson of Joliet (far left) and Nick Wagner of Layette, Indiana, compete in the STARS Cater/Anderson Classic at Grundy County Speedway.

MORRIS – Austin Prock and Travis Young won the twin 36-lap features in the Short Track Auto Racing Series' 10th annual Carter/Anderson Classic for National Midgets last Saturday night at Grundy County Speedway.

A caution flag cut down Prock's sizable lead on the restart with five laps remaining in the first feature. However, he was able to hold off Brad Greenup, who also fell victim to Jimmy Anderson's charge from the outside.

"I got up to the front pretty quick," Prock said. "From there on out, I just pretty much cruised and wanted to conserve my stuff."

Joliet's Anderson finished second, Greenup third, Billy Hulbert fourth and Mario Clouser fifth.

In the second National Midgets feature, Young got off to a comfortable early lead. Anderson worked his way into second place with Prock charging up to third.

On lap 11, however, Prock and Anderson made contact in turn four, causing Anderson's car to spin to a stop. Anderson, who never has won the race named for his father but has finished second five times, was visibly upset at the incident.

Prock was sent to the back of the field, and for the last 25 laps, Young dominated and breezed to victory. He had finished 11th in the first feature after spinning out with five laps remaining. Finishing behind Young were Tyler Trainor, Clouser, Prock and Hulbert.

"The car was as close to perfect as I think we could get it," Young said. "I had to do a few small adjustments throughout the race to keep it good. I just drove it hard because I knew there were lots of guys behind me. We didn't start out good by any means, but we kept fighting and ended up on top. That's what matters."

In other action, Pat Kelly and Greg Willis won the twin features for Classic Modifieds. Brian Tedeschi swept both the INEX Legends features. Dallas Frueh made a last-lap pass on Jamie Domski to win the CSR Super Cup feature, his fourth feature win in succession this season. Jordan Casey took top honors in the Midwest Legacy Series.

STARS will resume Saturday Night at Grundy Speedway for "Kids-a-Palooza." Pit gates open at 2 p.m., grandstands at 5. Qualifying begins at 6 and racing at 6:45. Adult admission is $12. Kids 12-under are free.

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