2013) - T.J. Reaid worked his way
up from the eighth starting spot to lead the
final 56 laps to win the “Sell it Again,
Sam!” 125 event Saturday at Anderson
Speedway for the ARCA/CRA Super Series.
Reaid set fast time during qualifying and
utilized the high groove early in the race
to move up to the third spot behind early
leader Bret Jack and Kyle Benjamin.
Benjamin took the lead from Jack on lap 43
and stayed out front until he was passed by
Reaid with an inside move entering turn one.
Following a string of caution flags between
lap 99 and 105, Reaid was leading local
favorite Joe Beaver, Benjamin, Kenny Tweedy
The ninth caution flag waved on lap 122 when
Jay Niewiek spun in turn four which set up a
three lap shoot-out to the finish.
Benjamin made a final charge for the win,
but slipped entering turn one on lap 123
which allowed Reaid to cement the win.
Benjamin finished second followed by Beaver,
Tweedy and Jack.
With the victory Reaid picked up a $500
bonus for winning after setting the fast
time during qualifications.
Curtis Chapman came back through the pack
after a lap seven incident while battling
with Tom Gossar to win the delayed WMDH
Gossar took the lead with Chapman moving up
from the fourth spot to run second after
five laps. While the two drivers were
attempting to pass a slower car entering
turn three, there was contact which sent
Gossar into outside retaining wall. Chapman
was sent to the tail of the field.
Chapman took the lead from Eddie Richardson
on lap 11 with an inside pass going down the
back straight and then held off Trent Gossar
for the win.
“I want to apologize to Tom (Gossar),”
Chapman said. “It wasn’t entirely my fault.
It was two guys going for the same spot.”
The scheduled feature was halted by rain
after seven laps and will be rescheduled at
a later date. When the rains came Jeff
Hopkins was leading chased by Rob Allman and
Elliott McKinney passed Trevin Henson with
an outside move on the back straight and
went on to record the victory in Front Wheel
Drive Oval Division action.
Paul Phipps passed Henson with a power move
on the outside in turn three and Chris
Jennings passed Henson on the final lap to
In the second feature, fast qualifier
Jennings started on the tail, but worked his
way into the top five after only four laps.
On the tenth circuit, Jennings got inside of
Ron Phipps entering turn three to record the
victory. Phipps finished second followed by
McKinney, Paul Phipps and Jerry Dane.
The Front Wheel Drive Figure-8 feature was
also impacted by rain.
On Saturday, May 11, racing action return to
Anderson Speedway with the CRA Late Model
Sportsman Series, Front Wheel Drives Oval,
Legends and Thunder Roadsters.