2014) - Anderson Speedway officials announced that
the opening event for the 2014 season,
originally scheduled for Saturday
night, has been moved to Sunday
This weekend’s opening
event will showcase the Vore’s Welding CRA
Late Model Sportsman and NASH FM ThunderCars
in twin 75-lap features along with an
appearance from the Legends.
All weather sources have indicated poor
weather conditions and cold temperatures for
Saturday. The forecast for Sunday is sunny
with temperatures in the sixties.
“It goes without saying that the weather has
been difficult for us this Winter” said Rick
Dawson, President of Anderson Speedway. “It
has apparently carried on for one more day.
We are anxious to get the season started and
it appears that Sunday’s weather will be the
perfect cure for cabin fever, which we all
have! We anticipate a lot of cars for this
event from all over the Midwest and look
forward to a great show.”
Sunday’s race program will feature the
McGunegill Engine/CRA Late Model Sportsman
cars and the NASH ThunderCars, both in 75
lap features and the 2014 inaugural
appearance of the INEX Legends in a 35 lap
Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids
ages 6-12. Children five and under get in
Gates will open at a special time
on Sunday at 12:30 with qualifying at 2 and
the racing action will begin at 3, under the
anticipated sunny skies.
The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman
Powered by JEGS will open their season at
Anderson Speedway, marking the first of five
series events at the high-banked
quarter-mile oval. The CRA Late Model
Sportsman will battle against the
competitors from the McGunegill Engine
Performance Late Models. Jason Atkinson,
Jeff Marcum, Trey Craig and 13 year old
Chris Hacker all picked up one series
victory a piece at Anderson in 2013.
Mark Lambert won the 2013 Vore’s Welding CRA
Late Model Sportsman Championship after a
tough season long battle with second place
finisher KC Spillers. Atkinson was third in
series points and led the series with four
wins. Rookie of the Year Chris Hacker was
fourth in points while Robert Amos Jr.
rounded out the top five.
Atkinson is now the series all-time victory
leader with 13, Keith Sterkowitz is second
with 10 wins while Steve Minich Jr. is third
with six victories.
Last year in the MEP Late Models, Ronnie
Rose earned the track championship with Rob
Allman and Joe Woodring filling out the top
three. Chris Hacker and Jeff Marcum rounded
out the top five.
The 75-lap event for the NASH FM ThunderCars
is the lone non-point events for the
division this season with 13 points events
set for the 2014 season. In 2013, Curtis
Chapman earned the division crown on the
strength of six feature wins, 10 top-five
finishes and 11 top 10s. Behind Chapman in
the final standings included Trent Gossar
and Rob Allman.
The Legends will do battle in a 35-lap main
event. Last season, John Robbins earned his
fourth division title. He amassed four wins
and finished nearly 400 points ahead of his
closest challenger Mark Dietzen. Other
drivers to reach the winner’s circle
included Andy Jones, Jacob Schneider, Kevin
Donahue and Eric Black.
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Speedway, visit andersonspeedway.com or
contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.
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