By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Trey Craig took advantage
of the low groove opening up with ten laps
remaining to claim his second CRA Top Speed
Fabrication Sportsman Late Model win of the
year at Anderson Speedway.
There was plenty of
action over the course of the final 15 laps
as leader Danny Trent battling a left rear
tire going flat while being pressured by
Mark Lambert, Craig and Bobby Blount.
Trent’s effort to
maintain the lead ended on lap 65 when he
spun going down the back straight. That put
Mark Lambert into the lead with Blount
lining up on the outside.
On the restart Lambert
and Blount drifted high in turn two which
allowed Craig to dive to the inside and grab
the lead and the victory.
Two laps later veteran
Blount was forced high in turn four which
allowed both Spillers and Chris Hacker to
The final caution flag
waved on lap 69 when Chris Brann spun in
turn four and collected the car of David
Campbell. Craig was able to maintain the
lead on the restart to win by 1.01-seconds.
Craig was followed to
the checkers by Lambert, K.C. Spillers,
Trent and Blount.
“I was watching them,”
Craig said of Lambert and Blount on the
restart. “I stayed back not wanting to get
into their wreck. When they
went high the bottom opened up.”
Craig also set the fast
time during qualifying and started eighth in
22-car field, working his way to the front.
Jason Atkinson led the
first 14 laps of the race before Trent was
able to get inside entering turn three.
Atkinson’s night would end on lap 34 with a
There were four caution
periods in the first ten laps, and only four
over the final 65 circuits.
Spillers overcame an
incident with Ronnie Rose on lap six while
the two were racing for the third position
to record his podium finish.