Marcum Wins CRA Late Model Sportsman Feature, Kirby Earns CRA Street Stocks Victory

(September 14, 2013) -
Once Jeff Marcum got the lead in the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman feature he pulled away to his second win of the year Saturday, September 14 at Anderson Speedway.

K.C. Spillers led the opening 15 laps of the 50-lap feature on Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Night at the Races. But on a restart on lap 16 Marcum used the high line to get past Spillers for the lead.

With Spillers battling with fast qualifier J.J. Haley, Chris Hacker, Danny Trent and Mark Lambert for the second spot, Marcum was able to open a comfortable lead.

Spillers held on for the second spot followed by Haley, Lambert and Hacker.

It was Marcum’s first feature win with the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series. For Spillers it was the fifth time he has finished second in races at Anderson Speedway in 2013.

The 50-lap feature was slowed only twice by caution flags, both times for single car incidents.

A year ago Jimmy Kirby won the CRA and Anderson Speedway Street Stock championships, but this year has been a different story as he recorded his first feature win of the year.

Kirby used a restart on lap 14 to drive around the outside of Tyler Marsh on the front straight. He then survived five more restarts to record the victory.

Fast qualifier Calvin Parham passed Dustin Burge with 17 laps remaining to claim the second position with Burge coming home in third. Jim Crabtree Jr. recovered from a flat tire on lap 14 to drive to a fourth-place finish with Ricky Tharp coming home in fifth.

Marsh ran in the second spot until he spun in turn four on lap 33 bringing out the fourth of five caution flags. Marsh was credited with a seventh place finish.

Cordy Horn recorded his first career win at Anderson Speedway in the USSA Kenyon Midget Series feature leading the entire distance.

Horn started on the pole position thanks to the four-car inversion with Grant Galloway chasing him for most of the race. Galloway was passed by fast qualifier Spence Bayston coming off the fourth corner on the final lap to claim the second spot.

Galloway finished third followed by Cole Fehr and Jessica Bean.

Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, September 21 with USSA Sprint Car Challenge Series, WMDH ThunderCars, IOFS Compact Figure 8's, IOFS Super Karts. Bicycle races for Kids will also be part of the program.