FAIRLAWN — Tanner Young of Franklin County won the pole and claimed his first career victory Saturday in a 25-lap MOD 4 feature race at Motor Mile Speedway.
Young bested division stalwarts Dennis Holdren and Doddle Lang for the victory. Holdren and Lang finished second and third in a 20-car field.
Young comes from a family of racers as both his father and grandfather have competed in the sport on the local and regional levels.
Young’s grandfather, Marvin Young, is the former owner and promoter of the old Oak Level/Fork Mountain Raceway, a dirt track that borders Franklin and Henry counties.
Young was one of 12 drivers to complete all 25 circuits. He achieved a race- best lap time of 18.599 seconds and race-best lap speed of 80.52 mph on the sixth lap.
Young competes in wrestling at Franklin County High School.
Local driver Thomas Parmelee, a former student-athlete at FCHS, finished 10th.
Lang leads the division’s championship points standings with 545 points. Young ranks 12th with 260 points and local driver Scott Foley, who earned his first career win earlier this season, is 13th and Parmelee is 18th.
Saturday’s event was the eighth race in the series. Thirty-two drivers have earned points from those races.