Anderson, S.C. (10/6/12) –The local drivers that suited up and raced with the UARA-STARS for the Goodyear 150 stole the show Saturday Night at Anderson Motor Speedway, but it was Ronnie Bassett Jr. who won the race. After taking a couple of races off, Bassett Jr. returned in winning form by saving his tires for the final restart of the race.
His third place starting position gave him a spot at the front, but it was his patience that got him the win. Local drivers Jeremy Burns and Ralph Carnes stayed in the front pack the entire night and finished 2-3. Carnes jumped out and led the majority of the race, awarding him the Tilton’s Most Laps Lead Award. R.A. Brown, David Roberts, and Justin Hobgood also jumped out front and battled amongst the top five early in the race.
While those locals led the field, Dillon Bassett was making his way through the field. After almost spinning during his qualifying lap, Bassett started from the rear and gained the most positions during the race. For the second event in a row, he was awarded Holley Performer of the Race and Circle Wheel/Xtreme Trophies and More Rookie of the Race. Bassett wasn’t the only rookie with a good run. Brandon Jones who has been showing more and more muscle lately had a top five finish and worked his way from an 11th place starting position to 5th. Will Gallaher had taking some races off to get adjusted and focused on school. Gallaher’s return saw him come home with a solid tenth place finish after gaining 9 spots during the race. (more…)