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 front straight.
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 Dustin Burge.
Lane pressed Poore on
the final restart with 11 laps remaining,
but was never able to get alongside on the
outside. Poore won by .574-seconds.
Myers finished third
with Miles and Burge, who started 15th in
the field, rounding out the top five.
“I just held my line,”
Poore said of his fifth career CRA win at
Anderson Speedway. “He (Lane) is one of the
best drivers out here. If he was going to
pass me, it was going to have to be on the
Poore said he got the
lead in lapped traffic when Lane got trapped
behind a slower car in the low groove.
“The cautions helped,”
he said. “I didn’t want to have to race
through a lot of traffic. When I closed on
the pack, I was hoping for a caution.”
Lane said his team
missed the set-up, while Poore’s team made
the right call.
“On the last restart I
drove it into turn one more than I had
been,” he said. “I knew it was then or
never. He (Poore) didn’t give up the low
line, which is what we would all do.”
Myers said it simply
that Poore was cruising and didn’t have to
run as hard as he could.
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.
Jason Atkinson, who was
the most recent visit of the series to
Anderson Speedway, was running fourth at the
halfway break. But on lap 101 his car slowed
dramatically and he pulled into the infield
A good run for Tyler
Marsh all went away on lap 159 when he spun
in turn two while running fourth. He spun a
second time on lap 184 and finished 13th.