Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman, CRA Street Stocks and ImmediaDent Figure
8's on Saturday Night
action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, August 8 with appearances from
the Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman, CRA Street Stock and ImmediaDent Figure 8’s.
This will be the second event of the season at Anderson Speedway for the Howe
CRA Late Model Sportsman Series. The series opened its 2009 season at Anderson
on April 18th were Charlie Hanna led all 75 laps in getting the win over Steve
Stacy and Ric Pfiefer. Steve Minich Jr., comes into Saturday’s event as the
series points leader and has won a series leading three events so far this
season including the series last event on July 25th at Plymouth Speedway. Minich
Jr. also picked up wins at Baer Field Speedway and at Angola Motor Speedway.
Hanna is currently in second place in series points, only 15 points behind
Minich Jr. Leading series rookie competitor Steve Stacy is third in points, 50
points behind Hanna. Former series Champion Keith Sterkowitz is fourth in
points, 16 points behind Stacy. Ric Pfiefer is fifth in points, 28 points behind
Sterkowitz. Former Anderson Champions Joe Beaver and Jake Owens are both looking
to return to series action at Anderson after having to miss races with engine
The CRA Street Stocks will make its second appearance of the season at Anderson
Speedway on Saturday battling the best drivers in the Anderson Street Stock
Division. The series had it’s biggest race of the season, a 300 lapper, at
Anderson on June 27th were veteran Central Indiana racer Scott Neal led all 300
laps to get a hard fought victory over Beau Mitchell and Joe Beaver. Jason
Thompson finished fourth in that race followed by Brian Hopkins in fifth place.
Two-time series Driver Champion Beaver comes into Saturday’s event as the series
current points leader, but has not gotten a victory yet this season. Thompson is
19 points behind in second, he got a dominating series win at Mt. Lawn Speedway
on June 10th. Josh Burton is in third place in series points, just three points
behind Thompson. Burton picked up a win in the series season opener at
Winchester Speedway. Multi-time Anderson Street Stock Champion Rich Boyer is
fourth in series points, 18 points behind Burton. 2008 series Champion Bret
Miles Jr. is fifth in series points, he is only two points behind Boyer heading
into Saturday’s event. Robbie Henderson got his first ever series victory in the
series last event at Plymouth Speedway on July 12th.
Bret Miles Sr. comes into Saturday’s event as the point’s leader in the Anderson
Street Stock Division, he has an 84 point lead over Rob Allman in second. Boyer
is third in Anderson Street Stock points, only three points behind Allman. Randy
Hoppes is fourth in Anderson points with Kyle Flynn in fifth place.
The ImmediaDent Figure 8’s continues to feature a close points battle with Mike
Riddle Jr. holding a 10 point lead over Jeff Swinford. Third in the standings is
Rick Tharp with Johnny Magee and Josh Tharp completing the top five.
On Saturday Night, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning at
8. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and
under get in free.