The Herald Bulletin

Evening Update

Local News

March 30, 2014

Anderson Speedway kicks off 2104 season

Anderson Speedway kicks off 2014 season

ANDERSON – With sunny skies and more seasonable temperatures, Anderson Speedway officially opened for the start of the 2014 season on Sunday afternoon.

After a colder than normal winter and a record amount of snow, fans and competitors were ready to return to racing action.

Sue Saxon of Indianapolis was making her first visit for racing action at Anderson Speedway in preparation for her daughter, Nikky, to run a limited number of JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour.

“This is our first time here for a race,” she said. “It’s pretty good.”

Saxon said the family used to race at the “Bullring” in Las Vegas.

“We’re anxious for the season to start,” she said. “We’ll definitely be up here to practice on the short track.”

Muncie resident John Modgoin hadn’t been to Anderson Speedway for about a decade, but was there on Sunday to watch his buddy JP Crabtree race in the Vores Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman season opener.

“I love coming to this track,” he said. “It’s always been fast. I grew up around here and used to come on the weekends.”

Modgoin said he is planning to make a number of visits to Anderson Speedway in 2014.

“I was ready for the racing to start,” he said.

Tristan Crago was at Anderson Speedway with his 3-year-old son, Jasper. Crago is planning to run some of the CRA Street Stock events at Anderson Speedway this season. He is a regular competitor at Angola Speedway in northeastern Indiana.

“I was ready to watch some race cars,” he said. “Our season starts in two weeks.”

Crago said he grew up in the Anderson area and has been to the famed high-banked oval numerous times.

“I’ve been to a lot of the Little 500s,” he said.

Alexis Worthington, of Indianapolis, was also making her first visit to Anderson Speedway and described herself as a big race fan.

Text Only
Local News
  • NWS - HB0820 - Mounds Reservoir - JC 1 Reservoir proposal garnering support Of the approximately 400 people who visited the “Imagine Mounds Lake” display at the Mounds Mall on Tuesday, the vast majority were supportive of the project.

    August 20, 2014 2 Photos

  • Manufacturing company opens in Elwood

    More than 200 people turned out to welcome Warner Bodies to the city Wednesday morning.

    August 20, 2014

  • NWS - HB0815 - heroin bust - JM - james dixon New York suspect denies involvement in large heroin network A New York man suspected of involvement in the large heroin ring dismantled last week said he has never sold drugs in his life, though he suspected that's exactly what his brother was doing.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Election board looking into voter fraud allegation The Madison County Election Board delayed a decision into allegations of voter fraud in the May primary until it can gather additional information. Brian Bell, who lost the Democratic Party’s nomination for sheriff by 48 votes to Scott Mellinger, raised allegations to the election board during a hearing Friday.

    August 19, 2014

  • Mother who brought gun to school pleads guilty

    A mother who admitted to bringing a gun to a meeting at her son's school in April pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014

  • Arrest Log: Aug. 21 Arrests made by Madison County law enforcement on Tuesday and Wednesday, based on Madison County Jail records.

    August 20, 2014

  • What's Where: Aug. 20 Local meeting and events as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 20, 2014

  • Local Briefs: Aug. 20 A compilation of local and state news as published in the Wednesday edition of The Herald Bulletin.

    August 20, 2014

  • Historic barn tour and workshop Sept. 19 Across Indiana, barns of all ages and types have been successfully rehabilitated for modern farming and other uses. On Sept. 19, Indiana Landmarks offers BARN AGAIN!, a workshop to help owners maximize use of vintage barns.

    August 20, 2014

  • NWS - HB0820 - Anderson Christian-SH-1 Anderson Christian School finds new home at local church

    After months of uncertainty, Anderson Christian School has found a new home at Southern Heights Christian Church, and classes will begin on Sept. 8, Tom Snell, school administrator, said on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

August Staff Photos

Buy and browse more photos from The Herald Bulletin

More Resources from The Herald Bulletin
Auto Industry Book
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide