CRA Late Models Return on Saturday Night

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday, April 17 with the return of the CRA Super Series Late Models in the Anderson 125 presented by Great Deals. The Figure 8’s and Front Wheel Drives Oval will also be part of the racing lineup.

The CRA Super Series Late Models will make their 47th appearance at the World’s Fastest Quarter-Mile Oval with two-time series champion Brian Ross winning the most races with a total of eight checkered flags. Other multiple event winners include inaugural series champion Kenny Tweedy (4), Canadian Legend Junior Hanley (4), 2003 series champion Bobby Parsley (3) and Scott Hantz (3). Drivers that have claimed two victories include Jeff Lane, Jim Cooper Rick Turner and John Van Doorn.

Twenty-five drivers have scored at least one victory at Anderson. In last year’s two events at Anderson Speedway, 2009 series champion John Van Doorn collected the April victory while NASCAR Star Kyle Busch dominated the Redbud 300 in July.

Several local drivers are expected to be in the starting field for the Anderson 125 presented by Great Deals including Jeff Lane of Knightstown, Jim Crabtree Jr. of Muncie, Kenny Tweedy of Greenfield, Alexandria’s Brian Rievley, former Daleville resident Aaron Pierce and Yorktown’s Rick Turner.

Other top drivers to watch this weekend include two-time series champion Scott Hantz, former ASA Late Model Champion Brian Campbell, Van Doorn, Tommy St. John, Eddie Van Meter and Ohio’s Jason Dietsch.

Former division champion Rod Phipps sits atop the Figure 8 point standings after one event in the young season. Other challengers include Bruce McFall, Dale Phillips, Curtis Chapman and James Peterson.

In the Front Wheel Drive Oval division, Gary Bragg Jr. holds a single point advantage over the most recent winner Chris Teepe. Two top-five finishes have propelled Chris Bragg Sr. and Kevin Harmon into the top five with Brad Bell in fifth spot.

On Saturday, April 17, spectator gates open at 3 p.m. with the racing beginning at 7. Admission is $13 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.