Two weeks ago Adam Lee lost an engine and the transmission of his primary Marcum Welding Pro Compact car, but he returned last weekend with a victory.
Four drivers raced side by side through the first half of the Marcum Welding Pro Compact Division feature on City of Anderson Sesquicentennial Night presented by the Madison County Visitor’s Bureau.
Brian Slavey, Matt Tharp, Lee and Trent Gossar treated the fans to side by side racing as they all jockeyed for position.
Brian Slavey led the first 12 laps before being passed by Tharp with an outside move entering the first corner. Joining in the fight for the lead were Lee and Trent Gossar.
Two laps later Slavey bounced off the turn one wall ending his night after a brief tangle with Dylan Hoppes.
Lee took advantage of an Interstate Auto Auction restart to get around Tharp.
Ryan Claborn, who ran in the top five almost the entire race slowed on lap 25 and placed tenth.
Two weeks ago Lee lost an engine and transmission in his race car and only completing repairs on Saturday morning.
“It was close racing,” Lee said of the start. “There was an opening and I was able to take advantage of it.”
Tharp, the season point leader, finished second followed by Gossar, Dylan Hoppes and Kevin Harmon.
During qualifications Gossar sent his fast time of the season followed by Lee and Claborn.