Poore Collects Opening Street Stock Feature

By Ken da la Bastide

(April 14, 2014) - Anderson’s Josh Poore took advantage of a restart to pass early leader Dustin Burge to capture the Street Stock feature at Anderson Speedway on Saturday

Poore visited the Tim Thompson Nationwide Insurance Winner’s Circle for the first time this season as the Street Stock Division made its first appearance of 2014.

Burge grabbed the point on the opening lap from the third starting position when pole sitter Fred Hopkins slipped high on the back straight which forced James Kirby to check-up. Burge dove to the inside to take the lead.

The only caution flag waved on lap seven when Hopkins spun coming off the second corner.

On the restart Burge selected the inside line but was unable to hold off Poore, who made the pass entering turn three.

After the restart Poore pulled away to a comfortable lead over Burge for the win followed by Kirby, Andrew Cook and Jason Shipp.

Cook lost the oil pan on his car during practice and returned in time for a strong showing in the feature event.

“Car got faster on the long run,” Poore, the 2011 track champion said. “Dustin (Burge) and James (Kirby) both raced me hard.”

For Kirby it was a third place finish in his first competitive race at Anderson Speedway.

Fred Hopkins led the entire distance to record the victory in the heat race, but the driver on the move was Kirby.

Kirby was running fourth after the first lap and then started is climb toward the front. He got inside of Burge on the second lap along the front straight to move into the third position and a lap later used the same move to claim second from Jeff Hopkins.

Poore finished third followed by Burge and Jeff Hopkins.

During qualifications Poore set fast time with a lap of 13.869-seconds followed by Burge at 13.907-seconds and Kirby with a lap of 14.243-seconds.