CRA Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks, ThunderCars and Front Wheel
Drive Figure 8's on Saturday
Anderson Speedway returns to racing
action on Saturday, September 19 with the final season appearance from the Howe
CAR Late Model Sportsman Series. Other divisions in action include Street
Stocks, WMDH ThunderCars and Front Wheel Drives on the Figure 8.
The Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman Series will make its third and final visit to
Anderson Speedway on Saturday night. The world’s fastest quarter mile oval has
had five previous series events with no repeat winners. Charlie Hanna started
the 2009 season with a victory at Anderson in the series season opener on April
18th while Jason Atkinson turned his first ever start with the series into a
victory on August 8th. 2008 series Champion Tony Dager, Steve Blair and Al Cook
Jr. have also gotten series victories at Anderson Speedway.
For the first time since June the series has a new points leader heading into
Saturday night’s event. Hanna has taken over the points lead from Steve Minich
Jr. after Minich Jr. was caught up in an accident at the series last event on
September 7th at Winchester Speedway, resulting in a 19th place finish while
Hanna came home second to event winner Terry Jones. Hanna had the series points
lead after the first event, but Minich Jr. took over after his victory in the
series second event of the season at Baer Field Speedway. Hanna has a 20 point
lead over Minich Jr. with only three series points events left in the 2009
Leading series rookie Steve Stacy is currently third in series points, he is 28
points behind Minich Jr. Stacy had his best series finish of second at the
season opener at Anderson Speedway. Keith Sterkowitz is currently fourth in
series points, he is 21 points behind Stacy. Ric Pfiefer is fifth in points, he
is 63 points behind Sterkowitz.
Muncie’s Bret Miles continues to pace the Street Stock point standings with 89
point advantage over three-time champion Rich Boyer. The remainder of the top
five includes Rob Allman, Randy Hoppes and veteran Bruce McFall.
In the WMDH ThunderCars, Rod Phipps holds a 45 point margin over Rob Allman with
Nick Warner listed in third position. Fourth is Terry Malone Jr. with Hannah
Lundy completing the top five.
Three-time Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 titlist Nick Warner inches closer to a
fourth championship. Warner has built a comfortable advantage over Andy Keller
with Bill Leisure ranked third.
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.