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
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
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.