Atkinson Scores Anderson 75 Victory
By Ken de la Bastide
(August 13, 2012) –
It would be easy to see why Jason Atkinson might consider Anderson
Speedway his favorite track on the CRA Top Speed Fabrication Sportsman
Atkinson recorded his fourth career victory at Anderson Speedway on Lawrence
Lubricants Night at the Races, tying him with Keith Sterkowitz at the tight
It marked the New Castle driver’s third win of the 2012 season and his
second this year at Anderson.
Thanks to the inversion of the 12-fastest cars during qualifying, Brian
McFadden started on the pole position with Josh Cave sharing the front row.
McFadden took the early lead chased by Cave, Josh Timmerman, Trey Craig and
The running order up front got scrambled on lap four when Cook and John Heck
both spun in turn three while battling for the fifth position after making
K.C. Spillers, who qualified second quick and started 11th in the Anderson
75, became the driver on the move following the restart. Spillers restarted
in sixth and followed Fred Hopkins inside Craig on lap seven and then got
inside of Hopkins on lap 15.
But before they could get to turn one, drivers got three wide with the end
result being Hopkins and Spillers coming to rest against the turn one wall,
both cars were heavily damaged.
On the restart Atkinson was running fifth after starting tenth and began his
march to the front. He passed Craig and Timmons by lap 17 to move up to
Craig returned the pass on lap 26 entering turn one and stayed in the third
spot until slowing on lap 39.
Two caution flags between laps 46 and 50 would provide Atkinson with his
opportunity to climb to the front.
On lap 47 following a spin by Royal Scott, Atkinson got inside of Cave going
down the back straight to move into the second position. When Timmerman spun
in turn four on lap 48 the stage was set.
Atkinson on the high side was able to get around McFadden on the back
straight to take over the lead on lap 49 and from there the race stayed
green until the checkers waved.
Atkinson won by 1.2-seconds over McFadden, followed by Cave, Dean Cook and
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