2013) - For Trey Craig the third
time proved to be the charm as he finally
passed Josh Cave with 12 laps remaining to
win the Top Speed Fabrication Late Model
Sportsman powered by JEGS feature at
Anderson Speedway on Saturday, May 11.
Twice Craig was able to make a run on Cave
between laps 50 and 60, but both times he
was forced to give ground as the leader’s
encountered slower traffic running in the
Finally on lap 63 Craig was able to get
inside of Cave entering turn three to claim
the point. Cave was battling an ill-handling
race car as his tires were fading.
There was a lengthy caution to clean fluids
off the track deposited by the car of Ronnie
Rose. That appeared to give new life to
On the restart on lap 64 Cave was able to
stay with Craig on the outside and took the
lead on lap 65. Craig regained the point one
lap later when the caution flag waved when
Greg VanAlst spun in turn two while running
Cave’s car slowed on the restart bringing
out the ninth caution of the night after
making contact with the wall.
Craig pulled away from the remaining three
cars on the final restart with Spillers
coming home in second followed by Mark
Lambert and Rob Allman.
It was Craig’s first ever win with the CRA
Sportsman Series in two years of
John Robbins inherited the lead and the win
in the Legends feature when front runners
Aaron Holden and Josh Dietz made contact
coming off the fourth corner with two laps
It was Robbins second win of the year. Eric
Black finished second with Cody Anderson
claiming the third position.
In Front Wheel Drive Oval action, Richmond’s
Chris Jennings set a new track record during
qualifying and then went on to dominate the
feature to win going away.
It was Jennings second win of the year. He
was followed to the checkers by Jerry Dane
and Trevin Henson.
Marty Griffin set fast time and then led the
entire distance to win the Thunder Roadster
feature for his first victory of the season.
Griffin held off challenges from Doug Dugger
and Chris Weddel throughout the 30-lap
Dugger passed Weddel on a restart with six
laps remaining to claim the second position
with Weddel, John Robbins and Nate Shrout
rounding out the top five.
On Saturday, May 18, racing action return to
Anderson Speedway with the MEP Late Models,
Street Stocks, WMDH ThunderCars and Front
Wheel Drives Figure 8’s.