By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - In his first start of the
2013 Anderson’s Josh Poore dominated the
biggest race of the year for the CRA Street
Stock Division at Anderson Speedway on
Poore started on the outside of the front
row alongside quick qualifier Jeff Lane. He
chased Lane for the first 22 laps and then
grabbed the lead with an outside pass on the
He held off Lane during the course of nine
restarts to take home the $3,000 first place
money. Poore led 173 of the 200 laps. A year
ago Poore led all 200 laps to win event.
With Poore in control of the point there was
tight racing behind him for second place
between Lane, Josh Myers, Bret Miles Jr. and
Lane pressed Poore on the final restart with
11 laps remaining, but was never able to get
alongside on the outside. Poore won by
Myers finished third with Miles and Burge,
who started 15th in the field, rounding out
the top five.
Poore has not been competing in 2013
following the birth of his son.
There were 21 of the 32 starters still
running at the finish with 14 cars running
on the lead lap.
The race was slowed only eight times for a
total of 46 laps.
David Reynolds used the outside line to
climb through the field in the IOFS
SuperKart feature, but then moved to the
inside to pass Dustin Kares with six laps
remaining to record the victory.
Kares took the lead from Kenny Smith on lap
six with an outside move on the front
straight. By the tenth lap Reynolds was
running third, after starting tenth, and
moved into the second position with a power
move on the outside in turn three.
The second caution flag waved on lap 17 for
a three kart tangle in turn four, on the
restart Reynolds fell right behind Kares and
used the draft to slingshot into the lead.
“I tried four times last year to win at
Anderson,” Reynolds said, “so this is my win
for the year. I used a lot of patience early
in the race and knew I had a good set-up on
Nick Warner led from start to finish
recording his second Front Wheel Drive
Figure-8 feature victory.
Warner was challenged for the first few
circuits by four-time 2013 feature winner
Kevin Henson, but Henson’s night ended on
lap three when the hood of his race car
became loose and obscured his vision.
Following Warner to the checkered flag were
Elliott McKinney and Mark Allman.
Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway
on Saturday, June 29 with Top Speed
Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series,
WMDH ThunderCars, Thunder Roadsters and
Front Wheel Drives Oval.