Miles Sr. Wins at Winchester
It was a great day at Winchester for drivers with ties to the Street Stock division at Anderson Speedway.

Six drivers that have competed at Anderson Speedway found themselves in the top ten when the Champion Racing Association “Max 50” was finished on Sunday.

Rich Boyer took the lead on the second lap with an outside pass of Todd Marsh on the back straight and remained on the point until Muncie driver Bret Miles Sr. made an inside move entering turn three on lap 22.

Miles started fifth in the feature and made a nifty move on lap 16 to pass both Jeff Lane and Jason Thompson entering turn three to move into the second spot before making the pass on Boyer for the lead.

The driver on the move late in the race was Jeff Lane, who started tenth in the 25 car starting field, and was running fifth after ten circuits. Lane passed Marsh and Thompson with inside moves entering turn one before the 20 laps was completed.

Lane then went inside Boyer coming off turn four after 24 circuits to grab the second spot and was closing on Miles. Although Lane tried valiantly to pass Miles for the lead he came up .242 seconds short.

Boyer held on the finish third after Thompson’s day ended with a flat left front tire, followed by Chad Poorman and Scott Neal. Neal was the fast qualifier but was unable to move into the top five until there were less than five laps remaining.

Miles was filling in for his son who was on vacation last Sunday.

“This might be a good time to retire,” Miles quipped in victory lane after the win. “Jeff (Lane) and I raced hard, but I did what I had to do.”

Miles said his car liked the low groove around Winchester; a track where running the high line is normally the fast way around the banked half-mile oval.

“I didn’t like running the bottom,” he said, “but that’s what I had to do to win.”

Lane said it was a frustrating day because he had an awesome car noting a key point in the race took place when the two front-runners were battling for the fourth position.

“He got to the front a little quicker,” Lane said of Miles.

Boyer said it was a good top five run for the team that won the Anderson 75 for the CRA Street Stocks.

“I have the little motor in the car to be able to run at Anderson weekly,” he said. “Anderson is not a horsepower track, here you need the ponies.”

Marsh finished ninth followed by Brian Hopkins with Tyler Marsh scoring an 18th place finish, Billy Van Meter a 21st place run and Josh Myers came home 24th after slowing on lap six with a mechanical problem.