By Ken de la Bastide
The Herald Bulletin
24, 2014) - Names familiar to
racing fans will be competing this weekend
at Anderson Speedway in the ARCA/CRA Super Series
and USSA Sprint Car Challenge.
Ross Kenseth, the son of NASCAR champion
Matt Kenseth, will be coming to Anderson
Speedway this Saturday for the opening
point’s race for the CRA Super Series late
models in the Anderson Properties 125
presented by Great Deals Savings Magazine starting at 7 p.m.
Kenseth is no stranger to Anderson Speedway
having captured the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 in 2012.
The annual season opener for the Super Late
Models at Anderson is considered a tune-up
for the Redbud 300. Drivers entered for the
race include T.J. Reaid, Brian Campbell the most
recent winner at Toledo Speedway and
defending CRA champion Travis Braden. Reaid
is looking to make it three wins in a row.
Tyler Roahrig returns to
the Late Model series and will also be
racing in Sunday's Glen Niebel Classic.
Local drivers entered include New Castle
rookie Dalton Armstrong, the Y-Town Hustler
Rick Turner and father and son team Eddie
and Billy VanMeter.
"I'm excited to be heading to Anderson,”
Kenseth said. “It's a track I really like
racing on and I seem to run well there. So
I'm looking forward to getting back on that
The Front Wheel Drive Oval Division and
Thunder Roadsters will also be in action on
On Sunday starting at 2 p.m. is the opening
event of the season for the USSA Sprint Car
Challenge with the “Glen Niebel Classic” for
non-wing sprint cars in a 100-lap feature.
Expected to be competing is Jarett Andretti,
a member of the famed Andretti racing family
that includes: his father John; Great Uncle
Mario; uncle Michael and cousin Marco. It
will be the younger Andretti’s first
appearance at Anderson Speedway in
anticipation at a start in the Pay Less
Little 500 on May 24.
Daleville’s Aaron Pierce will be looking for
this third victory in the Glen Niebel
Classic and fourth overall win. Pierce has
won the race in 2003, 2012 and last year.
Niebel is a legendary car owner and mechanic
in the Little 500 turning the wrenches for
five victories. His cars put together four
consecutive wins with Bob Frey at the wheel
from 1987 through 1990 and again in 1995
with Bentley Warren at the controls.
Niebel was inducted into the Little 500 Hall
of Fame in 1995.