Back-to-Back for Poore; One Caution Slows Motion Motors 75

By Ken de la Bastide

(July 7, 2013) - Josh Poore made it two big paydays in a row by winning the Motion Motors 75 for the Street Stock Division at Anderson Speedway last Saturday.

Poore’s win came just two week after he won the Champion Racing
Association’s annual 200 lap feature at Anderson Speedway. For 2013 Poore is a perfect two for two in Street Stock competition.

Larry Matillo led the first 13 laps, but in the only restart of the race,
Poore got the jump on the outside entering turn one and Jason Atkinson moved into the second spot in turn three.

From there Poore maintained a comfortable lead over Atkinson with Robert Amos Sr. and Jason Thompson slipping inside of Matillo on lap 26.

Thompson passed Amos for third after the mid-point of the race, but was never able to close the gap on the front runners.

Poore went on to win by a half straight away over Atkinson, with
Thompson, Amos and Matillo rounding out the top five, the only cars
running on the lead lap.

“There was no strategy to it,” Poore said of the victory. “The car was
hooked up, probably the best car I’ve ever had here the past two races.”

Poore acknowledged that Atkinson is always a tough competitor, one he has a lot of respect for.

“It was good racing,” he said.

Atkinson was the fast qualifier on Herald Bulletin night at the track with a time of 13.875-seconds, followed by Poore at 13.976-seconds and Jeff

Lane with a lap of 13.978-seconds.

Lane’s race only lasted three laps after he brushed the outside retaining wall while running second behind Matillo.