Burge Wins CRA Street Stock Feature; Rain Halts Racing Program

Story by Ken de la Bastide

(April 27, 2013) - Dustin Burge used a power move on lap 63 passing Danny Smith coming off the fourth corner to win the Max Classic Rock CRA Street Stock 75.

Right after Burge used the outside pass to grab the lead, early leader Robert Amos spun in turn two bringing out the eighth caution flag of the race at Anderson Speedway on Saturday.

At the same time Jimmy Kirby lost a transmission and dumped fluid on the track. During the drying process, the rain that threatened all night arrived.

Burge scored the win followed by Smith and Josh Myers, who started 13th in the 26-car field. Eddie Wolf and Robert Amos rounded out the top-five finishers.

It was Burge’s first CRA win.

“We’ve been in the hunt, but didn’t have any luck,” Burge smiled. “It was perfect timing tonight with the rain coming.”

Smith said he ran the last 25 laps without brakes.

“I wasn’t going to give him the bottom,” he said. “I just drifted through the corner and when he went to the outside there was nothing I could do.”

Myers was disappointed that the rain shortened the race by 12 laps.

Amos took the lead at the start chased by Bret Miles Jr. and Smith.

Smith took advantage of a restart to pass Amos with an outside pass entering turn one and led until lap 63.

On lap 16 Colby Lane was knocked out of the fourth position when Rick Segvich spun in turn two and Lane went high to avoid the incident and bounced off the outside retaining wall.

Fast qualifier Calvin Parham slowed on lap 19 while running fifth and on lap 28 the caution flag waved when Dave Bice spun in turn two while running in the top ten.

Following the seventh caution on lap 50, Amos lost four positions over the next two laps as he was pinned on the outside.

The remainder of the racing program for the WMDH Thunder Cars, Front Wheel Drive Oval and Legends divisions will be rescheduled at a later date.

Racing returns to Anderson Speedway with Retro Weekend slated for Friday, May 3 and Saturday May 4. The racing action kicks off on Friday, May 3 with Outlaw Figure 8’s, UMRA Midgets and IOFS Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s

On Saturday, May 4, the rescheduled ARCA/CRA Late Models “Sell It Again, Sam” 125 presented by Great Deals and Qdoba will take place. Other divisions in action include WMDH ThunderCars and Front Wheel Drives In Oval and Figure 8 action.
For additional information on Anderson Speedway contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.