HOWE CRA Sportsman Return on Saturday Night
HOWE CRA Sportsman will make their second appearance at Anderson Speedway on
Saturday, June 26. The Front Wheel Drives will also be part of the racing action
with events on the Oval and Figure 8.
In the initial HOWE CRA Sportsman event at Anderson on May 15, Fort Wayne driver
Al Cook Jr. held off a determined pack of cars with five laps remaining to claim
the victory in the Anderson 75.
Cook led all the entire distance and held off Sterkowitz for the final 32 laps.
Sterkowitz appeared to have the faster car, bumping the rear bumper of Cook’s
Chevrolet in the corners, but he was unable to move the leader off the low line.
With five laps remaining fast qualifier Charlie Hanna and Mark Lambert slipped
past Sterkowitz on the outside to claim the second and third spots.
Sterkowitz’s car faded at the finish and he finished seventh. Jason Atkinson
grabbed the fourth spot followed by Howard Kelly Jr.
After the opening four events, Atkinson sits atop the series standings with an
eight point cushion over Keith Sterkowitz. Defending series champion Charlie
Hanna ranks third with Al Cook Jr. and Steve Stacy completing the top five.
It’s a battle of the Braggs at the top of the Front Wheel Drive Oval point
standings. Gary Sr. leads his son by five points with Chris Teepe in third,
Frank Gasho in fourth and most recent feature winner Jerry Dane in the fifth
In the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 standings, Rickie Tharp holds a 35 point
advantage over multi-time champion Nick Warner. Josh Tharp ranks in third
position with Elliott McKinney and Harry LaShure rounding out the top five.
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.