Dorer Returns to Sight of Biggest Win; Reaid, Pollard Get First Taste of
By Ken de la Bastide
13, 2012) –
The last time Florida resident Steve Dorer was at Anderson
Speedway, he used a bold outside lap to beat Chase Elliott to the checkers
to win the 2011 running of the Redbud 300.
Dorer was back at Anderson Speedway practicing Friday for the opening
ARCA/CRA Super Series event the Anderson 125 presented by Great Deals
During the off season he sold the car he won the Redbud 300 to Jason
Dietsch, who hired Scott Neal as crew chief and is focusing all his efforts
on the Super Series in 2012.
“The car is good,” he said of the late model that was built in the 1990s. “I
like this place.”
Dorer said his win the Redbud 300 was “awesome” and the biggest win of his
“I still go back and watch the finish of that race from time to time,” he
said of the fond memory.
While Dorer has experience at Anderson, southern star Bubba Pollard was
seeing Anderson Speedway for the first time.
“We don’t have tracks like this down south,” Pollard laughed. “It’s a neat
place; a lot faster than it looks.
“Our plan it to use this weekend as a tune-up for the Redbud,” he said.
“We’ve won some races down south and wanted to race in other areas of the
country. The intent is to gain some experience.”
Pollard said in addition to the Red Bud 300 the team hopes to run the
Winchester 400, Lucas Oil Raceway and Berlin Raceway in the “Rowdy 251”.
T. J. Reaid is driving the Bill Elliott Racing Ford and was turning his
first laps at Anderson.
“I never raced a late model on a track like this,” he said. “I’ve raced
Legends on this type of track. I was here a couple of years ago with Kyle
(Busch). We’re preparing for the Redbud.”