HOWE CRA Late Models Sportsman Return

Anderson Speedway returns to racing action this weekend with the five divisions in action on Saturday night. The headline event will be the season debut of the HOWE CRA Late Model Sportsman in a 75-lap showdown. Other divisions in action include WMDH ThunderCars, Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s, Legends and Bandoleros.

Saturday’s race will be the seventh Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman Series event held at Anderson Speedway. There are six drivers with one victory a piece including Jason Atkinson, Steve Blair, Al Cook Jr., Tony Dager Charlie Hanna and Steve Stacy. Hanna started his 2009 Championship season with a win in the season opener at Anderson Speedway. Atkinson picked up a victory last August at Anderson while rookie of the year Steve Stacy got his first series win in a series event in September at Anderson.

Keith Sterkowitz comes into Saturday’s event as the series point’s leader after getting his first ever series victory in the series season opener at Plymouth Speedway on April 11th. The 2006 Howe CRA Late Model Sportsman Series Champion has a four point lead over Derrick Griffin, the All-Star Performance Fast Qualifier at Plymouth. Plymouth runner-up Joe Beaver is in third place, five points behind Griffin. Ft. Wayne native Al Cook Jr. is in fourth place, three points behind Beaver. While Steve Stacy is in fifth place, four points behind Cook Jr.

In the WMDH ThunderCars, Shawn Cullen sits atop the point standings with a slim seven point advantage over Rod Phipps. Other early season challengers include Nick Warner, Rob Wyman Jr. and Hannah Lundy.

Rickie Tharp sits atop the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 standings with multiple division champion Nick Warner just 12 markers behind. Third is Josh Tharp with Elliott McKinney and Harry Lashure filling out the top five.

The Legends and Bandoleros will make their first season appearances with the Legends in a 25-lap feature and the Bandoleros featured in a 15-lap main event.

Spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday with racing beginning at 8. Admission is $10 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.