Sports and Outdoors

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CRA late model sportsman and street stocks return to Anderson Speedway on Saturday night

From Anderson Speedway:

Racing action returns to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, May 12 with 75-lap events from the CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks. The G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Figure 8’s will also be in action on the quarter-mile oval.

The CRA Late Model Sportsman will compete in their third event of the season on Saturday night. Fort Wayne’s Tommy Cook won the feature last weekend at Winchester Speedway with New Castle’s Jason Atkinson earning the series opener at Plymouth.

The competitors in the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Models will do battle against the traveling CRA racers. Rob Allman leads the early season point standings with Ronnie Rose ranked in the second position. The remainder of the top five includes John Cave, 2011 EDCO Welding Street Stock Champion Josh Poore and Fred Hopkins.

Anderson marks the second event in 2012 for the CRA Street Stocks. Brian Hopkins captured the victory in the opening race at Plymouth Speedway in April. He finished ahead of J.J. Shafer and Eddie Wolf. The EDCO Welding Street Stocks will be part of the event marking their third event of the season. Jimmy Kirby won the opener with Josh Myers claiming two consecutive feature victories.

Mike Alley has constructed a 23 point lead over Elliott McKinney in the G.W. Pierce Front Wheel Drive Figure 8 division. Third is Trevin Henson with opening night winner Donnie Ellis Jr. in fourth and Harry Lashure listed in fifth position.

On Saturday, May 12, spectator gates open at 4:30 p.m. with the racing beginning at 8. Admission is $12 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12. Children five and under get in free.

For additional information on Anderson Speedway, visit or contact Anderson Speedway at (765) 642-0206.

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