By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - The 2013 season couldn’t
have gotten off to a better start for Curtis
Chapman, who returned to action at Anderson
Speedway following a year away from racing.
Chapman won the opening 100-lap race and has
captured three pole positions in the WMDH
In the first of two scheduled features on
Saturday, Chapman came back through the pack
after a lap seven incident while battling
with Tom Gossar to win the feature.
It was a rough night for the division.
Robbie Wyman broke during practice, Larry
Sargent didn’t start the feature and Danny
Stanley Jr. completed only two laps before
an engine failure.
At the start Gossar took the lead with
Chapman moving up from the fourth spot to
run second after only 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
That gave Jeff Hopkins the lead followed by
Trent Gossar and Eddie Richardson. But there
continued to be excitement up front and on
lap 11 Hopkins spun on the back straight
after contact with Trent Gossar with both
drivers sent to the rear of the pack.
On the restart Chapman took the lead from
Eddie Richardson with an inside pass going
down the back straight and then held off
Trent Gossar for the win.
Richardson’s race ended along the front
straight retaining wall after contact with
Following Chapman and Trent Gossar to the
checkers were Hopkins, Austin Russell and
“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 second feature was halted by
rain after seven laps and the remaining 18
laps will be run the next time the division
is on the racing program.
When the rains began to fall, Jeff Hopkins
was leading chased by Rob Allman and