CRA Late Model Sportsman Set for Season Debut on Saturday Night

(May 8, 2013) -
 Anderson Speedway returns to racing action on Saturday, May 11 with the season debut of the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series powered by JEGS. The racing lineup will also feature Front Wheel Drives Oval, Legends and Thunder Roadsters.

The CRA Late Model Sportsman will compete in the first of our events at Anderson during the 2013 season. Last year, feature victories were captured by Jason Atkinson (May, June) along with Ronnie Rose and Keith Sterkowitz. At the season-opening event at Lucas Oil Raceway Park for CRA Late Model Sportsman, Atkinson finished ahead of Mark Lambert and Greg Van Alst.

The Anderson Speedway McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models have had two events so far this season. Sterkowitz and Danny Trent have visited the winner’s circle. Sterkowitz leads the points over Jeff Marcum with Rob Allman, Ronnie Rose and Jeff Williams completing the top five.

Andy Jones won the opener for the Legends in their lone event to date. Rain showers forced the postponement of the second feature on April 27. The Legends will be showcased in a 25-lap main event on Saturday night.

The Thunder Roadsters will do battle for the second occasion this season at the quarter-mile oval. James Edsell captured the feature victory in March over Marty Griffin and Doug Dugger.

In the Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 standings, Kevin Henson holds an 11 point margin over Elliott McKinney. The remainder of the top five includes Mark Alma, Jerry Swinford and Jamie Valentine.

On Saturday, May 11, spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with the racing beginning at 8. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

Prior to the racing action, the Sanders Strong Racer's Auction will take place at 1:30 PM. Come and show your support to a local family in need! They not only lost a father & husband, but lost the life they knew.