By Ken de la Bastide
5, 2014) – New Castle’s Jason
Atkinson inherited the lead with three laps
remaining when leader Jeff Marcum spun to
capture the CRA/McGunegill Engine
Performance Late Model feature at Anderson
The place not to be in the final 20 laps was
battling for the lead when first Jack Dossey
III and Danny Trent were involved in an
incident while fighting for the top spot.
Marcum took the lead from Atkinson on the
restart on lap 54 and was heading to the win
when the caution flag waved on lap 72 for a
spin by Quinnten Bear.
On the restart Marcum spun in turn two while
trading paint with Atkinson, sending Marcum
to the tail of the field.
Atkinson was able to survive the final
restart to record his first win of the year
in the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model
Finishing second was Billy VanMeter, Greg
VanAlst, Trent and Kent Baledge.VanAlst and
Baledge ran in or near the top five during
the entire distance but the driver to watch
was Trent, who was looking for his fourth
win of the year at Anderson Speedway.
Trent who started last in the field had one
of the fastest cars on the track moving into
the second spot on lap 38 with an inside
move on Jason Atkinson on the back straight
and started closing on leader Dossey.
Misfortune struck on lap 53 when Trent
attempted an inside pass of Dossey entering
turn three, contact was made with both cars
spinning. Trent suffered a flat tire and
along with Dossey was relegated to the rear
of the field.
Before the 20-car field made it through the
first corner, pole sitter J.P. Crabtree got
loose which triggered an eight-car incident
bringing out the red flag. Of the eight cars
involved there were only the cars of Chris
Hacker and Fred Hopkins were unable to
return to action.
The problems for the front runner continued
in the NASH-FM Thunder Car feature with
first Randy Hoppes and then Robbie Wyman
involved in incidents while battling for the
Wyman recovered to take the lead from Lonnie
Burton with an outside pass on lap 17 to
record his fourth consecutive win in the
division. Curtis Chapman and Burton rounded
out the top three.
Dylan Hoppes used an inside move to pass
Jared Keller with eight laps remaining to
record his third victory of the year in the
Front Wheel Drive Oval Division.
Keller led the first 12 laps, but once
Hoppes got around Billy Hooten for second he
started closing the gap on Keller. Hooten
finished second followed by Keller, Jerry
Dane and Randy Hoppes.
Dustin Kares set a new
track record during qualifications and the
used a draft to pass Angie Goodin with six
laps remaining to win the Indy Fast Karts
On Saturday, July 12, racing action returns
with CRA Street Stocks, NASH FM ThunderCars,
Front Wheel Drives Figure 8 and Thunder