Taylor Sweeps Mel Kenyon Midget Action: Poore Wins Street Stock Tune-up for 200-lap Showdown

Defending Mel Kenyon Midget Series champion Dameron Taylor showed lots of patience early in the feature event but the sliced his way to the front for the victory at Anderson Speedway.
The feature win gave Taylor a perfect night on Saturday as he set fast time during qualifying and then won his heat race.
For the first 20 laps the fans were treated to tight racing at the front of the pack as five drivers battled for position, many times it was side-by-side racing for the lead.
Alexandria’s Clayton Gaines took the early lead from the pole position chased by Trey Osborne, the most recent winner at Anderson Speedway, Ryan Huggler, Anderson’s Colin Grissom and Taylor.
Osborne kept the pressure on Gaines by continuing to use the high groove in an attempt to gain the lead with Grissom moving up to third after five laps.
On the tenth circuit Osborne slipped inside of Gaines entering turn three to take the point, but never was able to pull away from the pack.
Meanwhile Taylor moved up to the fourth spot at the midway point of the 30-lap feature and began his charge to the front.
He got inside of Grissom to move into the third spot entering turn one on lap 17 and two laps later got a run coming off the second corner to get inside of Gaines entering turn three.
A lap later leader Osborne drifted high in the fourth corner which allowed by Taylor and Gaines to make the pass.
Taylor took the checkers followed by Gaines, Osborne, Huggler and Grissom.
For Taylor it marked his tenth career win with the Mel Kenyon Midget series tying him for second on the all-time list with Spencer Bayton, five behind Kyle O’Gara.
Anderson’s Josh Poore held off fast qualifier Andrew Cook to win the Street Stock feature, the tune-up for next Saturday’s 200-lap event for the Champion Racing Association Street Stocks.
Cook was able to stay locked on Poore’s rear bumper until he scrapped the back straight wall with ten laps remaining. Jacob Owens finished third.
Michigan’s Tom Boorsma continued his domination at Anderson Speedway in VROA Modified competition winning his fifth consecutive feature.
Boorsma set a new track record of 13.914-seconds during qualifying, captured a heat victory and then took the lead on lap 12 from Brian Beukema with an outside pass on the back straight.
Once in front Boorsma pulled away from the field with Beukema coming in second followed by Jeff Barsen, Jason Burris and Rob Parker.
Illinois teenager Zachary Tinkle scored the victory in the CSR Super Cups feature followed by Alex Ertmann and Steve Naples.