By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - There should be little
doubt that Anderson Speedway is Trent
Snyder’s favorite race track as he captured
the JEGS All-Star Race Anderson 100 for the
third consecutive year.
Snyder, who started 10th in the 20-car
field, use the high groove entering turn one
to get around leader Bubba Pollard on lap
The Illinois driver used the high groove
throughout the night to move to the front of
the field. He passed Josh Nelms on lap 36
with an outside move on the front straight
to claim the second spot.
Pollard, who was claiming the high groove on
four early restarts, elected to move to the
bottom groove on the final two restarts,
which allowed Snyder to grab the lead.
Pollard finished second followed by Corey
Deuser, Nelms and Tom Woodin.
“This is one of my favorite tracks,” Snyder
said after the victory. “The track has been
good to me.”
Snyder said he wasn’t sure which lane
Pollard was going to select on the last
restart, but knows a lot of the Super Late
Model drivers elect to take the outside.
“I got close to passing him on the previous
restart,” he said. “I got a good solid run
and was able to keep him pinched on the
Pollard led a race high 58 of the 100 laps
said his car just wasn’t quite good enough
for the victory.
“The car was getting tight toward the end,”
he said. “We had a good run.”
Deuser starting on the pole position
following the four-car restart from
qualifying, led the first nine laps before
Pollard went to the outside on the back
straight to claim the lead.
The race was slowed six times by caution
flags and there were two lead changes among
three different drivers.
13-year-old Chris Hacker scored his first
career victory when he awarded the PPG 75
presented by Motion Motors and Norrick
Petroleum for the McGunegill Engine
Performance Late Models and CRA Sportsman
divisions. Eddie Van Meter crossed the
finish line in first position but failed
post-race technical inspection.
The first 13 laps of the race were tough on
drivers running in the second position, With
K.C. Spillers in the lead the first second
place driver to have a problem was Jacob
Garrugus who spun on the ninth lap in turn
Then it was second place running J.H. Haley
who spun in turn three on lap 12 after
contact from Eddie VanMeter.
The third driver to have back luck while
running second was Eddie VanMeter, who spun
in turn two on the lap 13 restart collecting
the cars of fast qualifier Trey Craig and
VanMeter worked his way back through the
field moving into the second spot on lap 54
with an outside pass of Chris Hacker on the
After bumping Spillers several times
entering turn three, VanMeter claimed the
top spot on lap 58.
Following VanMeter to the checkers was
Hacker, Spillers, Mark Lambert and Haley.
After VanMeter’s disqualification the
adjusted top five was Hacker, Spillers, Mark
Lambert, Haley and Josh Cave.
On the Saturday, July 20, the ARCA/CRA Super
Series competitors will continue the rich
history of the Stoops Freightliner Redbud
300 presented by Qdoba, Anderson/Madison
County Visitors Bureau and Hoosier Park.