CRA Super Series Late Models Set to Invade Anderson
5, 2011) –
The action-packed month of May
kicks off at Anderson Speedway with the rescheduled Seal Wrap 125 presented
by Great Deals Savings Magazine featuring the competitors from the CRA Super
Series Late Model circuit. Other divisions in action include Anderson
Speedway Late Models, WMDH ThunderCars and Front Wheel Dive Figure 8’s.
The CRA Super Series Late Models return for their 49th appearance at the
high-banked quarter-mile oval. The series has a storied history at Anderson
Speedway and the Northern Series season opening event on May 7 is
shaping up to be one of most exciting Spring Late Model events held at the
A talented list of drivers are expected including two-time and defending
series champion John Van Doorn, multi-time series titlist Scott Hantz,
rising star Ross Kenseth, Welch & Wilson Motorsports
entrants Derrick Griffin and Tyler Roahrig among other top drivers in the
Midwest. Along with the stout field of drivers, CRA recently announced
double file restarts will debut for the Super Late Models in 2011.
Proving how tough it’s to reach the winner’s circle at Anderson, CRA
Champions John Van Doorn and Scott Hantz grabbed feature victories in 2010.
VanDoorn wheeled the No. 61 into the winner’s circle in April with Hantz
claiming the prestigious Welch & Wilson Motorsports Redbud 300.
In series history, Brian Ross still holds the number one position in
victories with scoring a total of eight at Anderson. Other multiple event
winners include inaugural series champion Kenny Tweedy (4), Canadian Legend
Junior Hanley (4), Hantz (4), 2003 series champion Bobby Parsley (3) and Van
Doorn (3). Drivers that have claimed two victories include Jeff Lane, Jim
Cooper and Rick Turner. Sixteen drivers have scored at least one win at
In the Anderson Speedway Late Model division, Terry Cater holds a slim three
point lead over Bret Miles Jr. Third in the standings is William Mefford
with John Heck and Rick Rhinehart completing the top five.
Rob Allman sits atop the WMDH ThunderCar point standings with a three point
cushion over Lonny Burton. The remainder of the top five includes Hannah
Lundy, David McConnel and Jameson Owens.
In the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 division, Chris Teepe holds the first
position after earning the feature win. Other early season challengers
include Elliott McKinney, Bruce McFall, Mike Alley and Kevin Henson.
On Saturday, May 7, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing beginning
at 8. Admission is $13 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five
and under get in free.