11, 2014) - The entry list for
Saturday night’s Stoops Freightliner Redbud
300 presented by Great Deals Savings
Magazine, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and
Racing Electronics at Anderson Speedway
contains some very impressive names as this
event continues to grow into one of the
premier template late model events in the
country, sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super
Series Powered by JEGS.
The 300 lap event will pay $10,000 to win
plus bonuses and will be the first event of
the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model
Triple Crown, which will pay a driver
$100,000 bonus if a driver can win the
Redbud 300, the Berlin 251 at Berlin Raceway
on July 19 and the 43rd Annual Winchester
400 at Winchester Speedway on October 12.
There is a $10,000 bonus if a driver can
only win two of the events.
The entry list is led by Johnny VanDoorn,
who won last year’s Redbud 300 on his way to
claiming two of the Triple Crown events and
2012 Redbud winner Ross Kenseth, son of
NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth.
Both VanDoorn and Kenseth are with new teams
for the 2014 season. VanDoorn will team with
JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour competitor Hunter
Baize in his 2014 season debut, whose cars
are fielded by VanDoorn Racing Development.
VanDoorn will compete in one of the new
chassis’ built by himself and his brother,
Butch. Kenseth is now with Boyne Machine
Racing out of Jenison, Michigan with crew
chief Kelly Bires.
VanDoorn and Kenseth will have plenty of
competition from Georgia hot shoes T.J.
Reaid and Bubba Pollard. Reaid has won three
series events at Anderson the past three
seasons, including the series event their
earlier this year on April 26. Pollard has
more wins than any late model driver in the
country so far this year including four wins
with the Southern Super Series where he is
also the point’s leader as well as four Pro
Late Model wins.
Current ARCA/CRA Super Series point’s leader
Brian Campbell has also entered. Campbell
has had the series points lead since winning
the 2014 season opener at Toledo Speedway.
Campbell has limited experience at Anderson,
but finished second to Reaid in April after
leading 20 laps.
North Carolina hot shoe Daniel Hemric is no
stranger to CRA fans as he claimed the 2012
JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship in
dominating fashion with a series record
eight wins driving for Scott Neal Racing.
Hemric went on to claim the Southern Super
Series Super Late Model Championship in
Central Indiana veteran racer Scott Neal
will climb back behind the wheel. The
JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship winning
car owner and crew chief raced in a handful
of CRA events last year including the famed
Winchester 400 were he was running with the
leaders until getting caught up in an
accident that ended his day early on lap
2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Travis
Braden is looking to better his fifth place
finish in last year’s Redbud 300. The West
Virginia University Engineering student has
teamed with former ASA Racing Series
Champion Gary St. Amant to turn the wrenches
in 2014 and is currently third in 2014
series points after four events.
Veteran series competitor Rick Turner, who
has raced with the series since it began in
1997, has two series wins at Anderson
Lakeland, Florida veteran racer Steve Dorer
was the 2011 event winner, in one of the
most memorable finishes in the history of
the Redbud 300. Dorer made a last lap pass
on the outside in turns three and four of
leader Chase Elliott to claim the exciting
Illinois driver Trent Snyder is no stranger
to victory lane at Anderson Speedway, he was
been the winner of every JEGS/CRA All-Stars
Tour event held at Anderson Speedway, with
three straight wins from 2011 through the
The father and son team of Eddie and Billy
Van Meter have both entered the Redbud 300.
Eddie is a veteran campaigner with the
ARCA/CRA Super Series, while son Billy has
been competing full-time with the Vore’s
Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman in 2014
were he is sixth in series points..
Other drivers that will be racing include
Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year
candidates Brandon Watson, Tom Woodlin and
Wes Griffith Jr. along with Nick Gullatta,
Brett Robinson, Alli Kern, Quinntan Bear,
Allen Karnes, Landon Cling, and Ohio’s
The weekend’s events will get kicked off
Friday night with the $2,000 to win Motion
Motors 100 for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late
Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS and
McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models.
Chris Hacker is the point’s leader for the
Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman,
with one win. Hacker holds a slim two point
advantage over surprising rookie Jack Dossey
III, who got his first ever Anderson MEP
Late Model win two weeks ago. Veteran Jason
Atkinson is in third place in points, he is
only three points behind Dossey. Fellow
rookie J.P. Crabtree is fourth with Greg Van
Alst rounding out the top five. Danny Trent
got the win in the series last event on May
10 at Anderson Speedway.
Dossey is leading the points in the Anderson
MEP Late Models with his win. Billy Van
Meter is in second place, with Jeff Marcum,
Kent Baledge and Van Alst filling out the
The AMCS Outlaws will also be part of the
racing program on Friday night with a
100-lap feature event.
The Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Weekend
will begin with an open practice on
Thursday, June 12. The pit area will open at
4 p.m. with practice going from 5 to 8. On
Friday, June 13, pits will open at noon.
There will be an open practice for the
Redbud 300 cars only from 1:30 until 3:30
p.m. Practice for the Vore’s Welding CRA
Late Model Sportsman will begin at 4:30 with
qualifying at 6:15. Friday night’s race
program will begin at 7:30 and will include
the $2,000 to win Motion Motors 100 for the
Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model
Sportsman/Anderson MEP Late Models and a 100
lap AMCS Outlaw Late Model event.
Pits open on Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m.,
there will be a two hour practice for the
ARCA/CRA Super Series cars from 1 to 3 p.m.
with qualifying for the Redbud 300 beginning
at 4:15. There will be an on track autograph
session with all the drivers starting at 6,
the green flag for the Stoops Freightliner
Redbud 300 will drop at 7:30.
Two-day adult tickets are available for $30
while two-day kids tickets (6-12) are priced
at $12. Single-event tickets for Friday are
$15, kids (6-12) $4 and Five and Under Free.
Military with ID are admitted free on
On Saturday, tickets are $25 for adults, $10
for kids (6-12) and free for five and under.
For additional information on Anderson
Speedway, visit www.andersonspeedway.com or
contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.