HOWE CRA Sportsman Return on Saturday Night
The 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 position.

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.