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Deer Creek Speedway - Spring Valley

May 1: Kelly Anderson jumped out to the early lead as the Late Model feature started at Deer Creek Speedway. After racing Mike Prochnow for third, with two down Brad Waits moved past Kyle Jumbeck to take over second.  With

Kelly Anderson

Kelly Anderson raced to his first win in a Late Model race car at Deer Creek Speedway, holding off a strong field of challengers that included veteran Lance Matthees, who finished in the runner up position. (Rick Blewett)

four down Prochnow was pressuring Jumbeck for third as the top two started to slowly pull away from the field.

A caution with seven completed bunched the field back up. With leader Anderson followed by Waits and Jumbeck, Lance Matthees was trying to move past Prochnow for the fourth spot, and three laps later, Doug Herrick joined

Mike Prochnow - Lance Matthees

Mike Prochnow tries to hold off an advancing Lance Matthees (#90), who movd into the top five and on to second behind Kelly Anderson in Saturday's LM feature at Deer Creek.  Prochnow faded to fifth. (Rick Blewett)

 the mix. Matthees finally grabbed hold of the spot and quickly worked past Jumbeck for third. With 14 completed, Matthees battled with Waits for second and two laps later, took control of the position.   

A caution flew and bunched up the field with 17 laps completed in the 25-lap feature. Now Anderson had Matthees on his rear bumper as they sprinted to the line. With 22 down Waits and Jumbeck still battled for third while Matthees was trying to get around Anderson up front, but Anderson held on for this first win at Deer Creek in a late model, followed by Matthees, Jumbeck, Waits and Prochnow. ~ Bill Nelson

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