CRA Super Series Late Models
Invade Anderson Speedway on Saturday Night
By Kyle Larson
For the ninth consecutive year, the CRA Super Series Late Models will begin its
season at Anderson Speedway in the Anderson 125 presented by Great Deals Coupon
Magazine on Saturday, April 16. The world’s fastest quarter-mile oval will also
host the Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stocks and Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky
Figure 8’s on Saturday Night.
The CRA Super Series Late Models were born at Anderson with the series' first
event taking place on the legendary short track in April of 1997. The Late
Models have made 35 appearances at the Central Indiana oval with two-time series
champion Brian Ross winning nine races. Other multiple event winners include
Kenny Tweedy, Junior Hanley, Bobby Parsley and Jim Cooper.
Twenty drivers have scored at least one victory at Anderson. In last year’s
season-opening event, Knightstown competitor Jeff Lane recorded the victory,
holding off challenges from eventual series champion Chuck Barnes Jr.
Several local drivers are expected to be in the starting field for the Anderson
125 presented by Great Deals Coupon Magazine including Bull Baker of Daleville,
Jim Crabtree Jr. of Muncie, Jeff Lane of Knightstown, Alan Troxell of
Middletown, Kenny Tweedy of Greenfield and Rick Turner of Yorktown.
defending Terry’s RV Sales & Service Street Stock Champion Rich Boyer has got
off to a strong bid for his third consecutive championship with a victory on
opening night and two finishes in the top two. He leads last week’s winner Rod
Phipps by 46 markers in the point standings. Third in the points rundown is
Lapel’s Dennis Moser, who grabbed fast time honors on April 9 and then finished
in third spot. Curtis Chapman is fourth with veteran Bruce McFall rounding out
the top five.
Boss Hogg Catering & Jerky Figure 8 champion Jeff Swinford quickly returned to
the division point lead after winning the feature event on Saturday, April 9. He
holds a seven-point cushion on Rod Phipps. Anderson’s Ronnie Rose ranks third in
the standings with Michael Phipps and Josh Tharp completing the top five.
On Saturday, spectator gates open at 5 p.m., qualifying is set for 6:30 with
racing beginning at 8. Admission is $13 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and
free for kids five and under
For additional information contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.