Frame Dominates Vores 50; Allison, Gray Win Ford Division Races

ANDERSON – New Albany’s Kyle Frame took advantage of a 12-car invert for the Vores Compact Touring Series by leading 44 of the 50 circuits. The race was the final tune-up for the 100-lap race in September at Anderson Speedway and attracted 31 competitors. Justin Brown set fast time during qualifying but was unable to crack the top five until there were 19 circuits remaining after starting 12th. Derek Morris took the lead at the start and battled with Joseph Jennings with Frame running fifth. Frame took the lead from Morris on a restart on lap six after Jeff Vore bounced off the back straight wall. Tom Gossar climbed through the field to finish second followed by Brown, Jake Albright and Ron Sagers.

For the sixth time in seven races Anderson’s Noah Allison captured the Vintage Wrench Ford Pro Division race. Jared Keller broke Allison’s string of fast times at sixth and the two fastest qualifiers started in the fourth row of the feature. Rickie Tharp Jr. took the point at the start chased by Josh Tharp and Allen Wagner. Allison took the lead from Josh Tharp on lap nine pulling away to win by 7-seconds over Josh Tharp with Keller making a late race charge to finish third.

Colt Gray got some help to win his first Vintage Wrench Ford Amateur Division race after setting fast time. Caleb Southerland took the lead at the start chased by Rickie Tharp II and Colson Gray. With Tharp taking over the point on lap five, Southerland went back to the front on lap ten. Four laps later Southerland made contact with a lapped car on the back straight and collected Tharp and Colson Gray. Tharp and Southerland were sent to the tail of the field which put Colt Gray on the point chased by Owen Aaron and Jacob High. Gray went on to win by 6-tenths of a second.

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