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Second-generation driver Austin Green wins for the first time at Anderson

The next second-generation NASCAR hopeful is starting to make a name for himself in the Palmetto State.

Austin Green went to Victory Lane at Anderson Motor Speedway for the second time on Friday night in the second 40-lap feature at the South Carolina facility.

Green is the 17-year-old son of 1994 David Green and a Lee Fault Racing and Development driver. He won the race by out-dueling local ace Trey Gibson. He finished fifth in the first twin with his teammate Nolan Pope driving to victory.

“Two poles and a win in two races at Anderson, there’s just something about that track that I liked immediately. It just came to me naturally and the track suits my driving style,” Green said. “I’m really starting to figure some things out. I’ve had more seat time lately to figure out what I need, what I can do and what I can’t do. That’s important because this was the first of five back-to-back races we’ll be running.

“I can’t thank LFR enough. The team is strong and everything is clicking right now. I also want to thank everyone at Bell Helmets, MPI Innovations and Motul for all of their support. Also, thanks to my Mom and Dad and everyone that helps contribute to what we do.”

Following the first feature, there was a redraw to determine the top-seven starting positions in the second feature and Green randomly drew the pole. Track position, combined with a few adjustments during the break was exactly what Green needed.

Surviving a few caution periods, Green would go on to lead every lap of the 40-lap feature to earn his first victory at Anderson Motor Speedway and second overall in a Late Model Stock. He won his first race earlier this season at Greenville-Pickens Speedway.

“Austin has been fast everywhere we take him. He is a fast learner and has excelled in a short amount of time,” said Michael Faulk, Green’s crew chief at Lee Faulk Racing and Development. “Last night he hit his marks every lap, didn’t overdrive the corner, focused on the exit and was able to get his second win in only six races with us. We’re very proud of him. We can’t wait to go Myrtle Beach Speedway next week and try again.”

Twin 40 No. 2 Results

1 #2 Austin Green
2 #12 Trey Gibson
3 #9 Luke Sorrow
4 #55 Zach Bruenger
5 #99 Kenneth Headen
6 #16 Colby Howard
7 #1P Nolan Pope
8 #18 David Roberts
9 #17 Archie Adams
10 #21 Trey Bayne
11 #9H Ashton Higgins

Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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