Salem, IN (June 28, 2017) – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will be back in action this Saturday at Anderson Speedway located in Anderson, IN, in the second of two series events at the fast quarter mile. Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman 2016 Champion Eddie Van Meter got three series victories at Anderson last season. Fisher Jr. recorded one, while Ft. Wayne veteran racer Tommy Cook also got one.
The series has had only two events so far in 2017. The series event at Baer Field Speedway scheduled for April 30 was postponed because of weather to May 7th, but then was canceled, also because of weather. The series event scheduled for May 28th at Mt. Lawn Speedway was rescheduled to July 23rd because of weather. The series event scheduled for June 18th at Kil-Kare Raceway was canceled.
Terry Fisher Jr. got the win in the series season opener at Lucas Oil Raceway, as part of the 8th Annual Cabin Fever Championships in April. Veteran Indianapolis racer R.J. Norton Jr. got the win in the series last event on May 13th at Anderson Speedway, it was his first ever CRA win. Fisher Jr. and Norton Jr. are the first two drivers to be eligible for the “CRA Chase for the Championship” if they race in 75% of the series races in 2017.
Thomas Hufferd comes into Sunday’s event as the series point’s leader. With his win at Anderson, Norton Jr. has now moved into second place, he is five points behind Hufferd. Former series Champion KC Spillers is in third place, he is two points behind Norton Jr. Rookie Jason Neal is in fourth place, he is 12 points behind Spillers. Steven Woods is in fifth place, he is 16 points behind Neal.
Several of the Anderson Speedway Late Model regulars are expected to be in action. There have been three Anderson Late Model events to date with former ARCA/CRA Super Series regular Aaron Pierce winning the season opener on April 1st and 2016 Anderson late Model Champion Jeff Marcum getting wins on April 15th and June 3rd. Marcum is the current point’s leader with the Anderson Late Models.
On Saturday, pit gates open 3:30pm. Practice will begin at 5pm with qualifying beginning at 6:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 8pm and will include the Concentrix 75 for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. Also racing that night will be the Anderson Figure 8’s and Thunder Cars along with Thunder Roadsters.
More event and track information can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.
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