(June 21, 2014) –
When opportunity knocked, Muncie
driver Bret Miles Jr. opened the door to
make a bold pass with two laps remaining to
capture the CRA Street Stock 200 on
Saturday, June 21 at Anderson Speedway.
Miles used the high line entering turn three
to rocket past both race leader Jimmy Kirby
and Josh Poore to emerge out of turn four
with the lead.
With Miles in the lead Kirby spun coming off
the fourth corner on lap 199 which gave
second place to Poore with Jason Atkinson
coming home in fourth.
For most of the second half of the race
Kirby and Poore jostled for position running
nose to tail.
Poore took the lead from Miles on the lap
101 restart with Kirby moving up to third on
lap 108. Miles who led 97 of the first 100
laps dropped back to sixth in the early
stages of the second half of the race.
With 28 laps remaining Miles used the
outside line to get around Calvin Parham for
third and set his sights on the two leaders.
At times Miles was turning laps three-tenths
of a lap faster than Kirby and Poore.
A caution flag on lap 195 for a spin by Fred
Hopkins turn two, set up the final five lap
sprint for the win.
With his third place finish Atkinson won the
CRA Street Stock Triple Crown for 200-lap
races in Ohio, Kentucky and the closing
event at Anderson Speedway.
Robbie Wyman made it three consecutive wins
in NASH FM ThunderCar action taking the lead
from Lonnie Burton just past the halfway
Curtis Chapman took the early lead but Wyman
was able to take the top spot on lap 11 with
the help of a lapped car by getting inside
in turn one. But a lap later Chapman made
contact with Wyman in turn four, causing him
to spin. Chapman was disqualified for rough
driving and Wyman restarted on the tail.
Wyman was able to pass Burton with an
outside move on the front straight on lap 18
for the victory. Burton finished second
followed by Dylan Hoppes, Brian Lewis and
Jerry Dane returned to the Tim Thompson
Nationwide Insurance Winner’s Circle after a
three-week absence to win his fourth Front
Wheel Drive Oval feature of the season.
Dane grabbed the lead from the fourth
starting spot chased the entire distance by
Billy Hooten. Jeff Williams and Marshall
Clark battled side by side for the third
spot over the final five laps with Jared
Keller coming home fifth.
Frankton’s John Robbins recorded his second
feature win in Thunder Roadsters action by
taking the lead from Doug Dugger on lap
Brad Kendle took the early lead but was
passed on the outside by Dugger on the
backstraight. Kendle then spun into the
infield which allowed Robbins to move up to
the second spot. Three laps later Robbins
got inside of Dugger entering turn three to
take the point.
From there Robbins was able to maintain
about a three-car length lead over Dugger to
record the victory followed by Marty
Griffin, David Lobbia and Mark Dietzen.
Anderson Speedway returns to racing action
on Saturday, June 28 with MEP Late Models,
Kenyon Midgets, Legends, Front Wheel Drives
Figure 8 and Pro Compacts.