2013) - For the first time in
2013 Mother Nature had an impact on the
Saturday night racing program at Anderson
Story by Ken de la Bastide
The rain that was forecast for most of the
day arrived with 12 laps remaining the MAX
Classic Rock CRA Street Stock 75.
Features for the WMDH Thunder Cars, Front
Wheel Drive Oval and Legends will be
rescheduled on a date to be announced.
Fans can bring their rain checks to either
next Friday or Saturday racing program and
receive 50 percent off an adult ticket.
In heat racing action, Tom Gossar got his
first win of the season in the Thunder Car
Gossar led the entire distance, but behind
him there was spirited action for the second
through fifth positions.
Rob Allman passed Trent Gossar for second on
lap five with an inside move coming off the
Gossar battled with Curtis Chapman, Nick
Warner and Robbie Wyman the rest of the
distance. On lap nine Warner got loose
coming off the fourth corner, making a nice
save to keep the car off the outside
Behind Tom Gossar and Allman were Trent
Gossar, Chapman and Wyman.
In the second heat race Mark Allman led the
first eight laps but with two laps remaining
Eddie Richardson and Ryan Buckner on the
outside going down the back straight.
Richardson recorded the win over Buckner by
less than three-tenths of a second with
Allman, Austin Russell and Larry Sargent
rounding out the top five.
In Front Wheel Drive Oval Division action it
appeared that Chris Jennings made track
history by becoming the first FWD driver to
break into the 14-second mark during
Jennings turned a lap at 14.987-seconds, but
it was disallowed when the car failed post
qualifying technical inspection. Elliott
McKinney and Marshal Clark Jr. also had
their time disallowed.
In the first of two heat races Paul Phipps
passed Mike Alley entering turn three on the
second circuit and went on to record his
second heat win of the year.
Clark passed Alley a lap later to claim the
second position. Alley faded and was passed
by Trevin Henson, Elliott McKinney and
With two laps remaining Jennings slipped
around McKinney on the front straight to
claim the third spot. McKinney and Henson
rounded out the top five.
Mark Jennings took the lead on the second
lap with a pass of Dylan Hoppes and went on
to record the victory in his first
appearance of the season at Anderson
Jennings was followed to the checkered flag
by Brian McKinney, Austin McKinney, Jesse
Thomas and Hoppes.
Alexandria driver John Robbins passed Aaron
Holden with four laps remaining to win the
Legends Division heat race. Eric Black
passed Holden on lap eight coming off the
fourth corner to finish second followed by
Holden, Mark Dietzen and Marty Griffin.