Long tow to I-37 pays off for Andersen 

Chad Andersen was the Saturday night IMCA Modified feature winner at I-37 Speedway.

By J.M. Hallas

PLEASANTON, Texas (April 7) – It wasn’t the trip he had planned, but Chad Andersen of Fort Calhoun, Neb., made the 13-hour drive pay off with a win in the IMCA Modified feature Saturday at I-37 Speedway.

Starting toward the back with no point average, Andersen hung out letting the field sort itself, then began his march to the front. Andersen caught Rick Green, Jamie Campbell and Dillon Tindall near halfway making a four-car fight for the lead. Andersen grabbed the point on lap 13, then survived a couple late restarts to pick up the victory.

“The win made the long trip worth it. We had intended to go to a two-day show in Iowa and took vacation time. That got canceled, everything else around us got canceled and the closest IMCA stuff was here in Texas,” Andersen said. “After our original plan, Waco and Kennedale rained out, we looked for another IMCA track and three hours south, here we are. It seemed to pan out for us. We had some bad luck blowing out a couple trailer tires, but it’s all worth it. It’s all fun.”