By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Josh Poore scored his third
consecutive win in Street Stock action
Saturday at Anderson Speedway but he had to
work for the win.
Poore passed Jimmy Kirby with an outside
move coming off the fourth corner on lap 18
to record the victory on Edgewater Woods
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For the first five laps the front running
five cars were running in a tight pack with
Brandon Mefford holding the point chased by
Kirby, Calvin Parham, Poore and Tyler Marsh.
Kirby took the lead from Mefford with an
inside move on the front straight with Poore
making a similar move four laps later coming
off the fourth corner.
Two laps later Parham, the fast qualifier,
slowed with a flat tire which ended his
Poore chased Kirby for nine laps before
making the deciding pass. Mefford passed
Kirby with an outside power move entering
turn three. Jacob
McElfresh made the final pass among the
front runners on lap 27 with an outside move
around Andrew Cook.
Following Poore to the checkers were Mefford,
Kirby, Marsh and McElfresh.
“Jimmy (Kirby) gave me some room on the
outside,” Poore said of the winning pass.
“That’s the way you’re supposed to do it.”
Poore earlier won the Street Stock 200 and a
$1,500 to win 75-lap feature.
Curtis Chapman returned to the winner’s
circle in the WMDH Thunder Car Division by
leading the entire distance to record his
seventh win in eight starts this season.
Rob Allman ran the first 15 laps in
Chapman’s tire tracks but was never able to
get close enough to challenge for the lead.
On the race’s only restart Chapman was able
to maintain his lead over Allman, who had to
hold off a determined charge from Trent
Gossar. Jeff Hopkins finished third with
Austin Russell rounding out the top five.
Chapman’s winning effort was aided by
mechanical problems befalling the car of Tom
Gossar, who had set fast time during
qualifications. Gossar dropped out of
competition after running one lap and was
third at the time.
Kevin Henson survived a partial spin on lap
11 that cost him the second position, but
came back to win the Front Wheel Drive
Figure-8 feature at the checkers over
The pair was followed by Mike Alley, Donnie
Ellis Jr. and Randy Hoppes. Jerry Dane made
a nifty move at the start of the Front Wheel
Drive oval division on the opening lap going
from the fourth spot to the lead and went on
to record his fifth win of the season.
Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway
on Saturday, August 3, with the Murat Shine
Night featuring Street Stocks, Front Wheel
Drives Oval & Figure 8, WMDH ThunderCars and