The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Sports

July 20, 2013

Talented field set for Redbud 300

ANDERSON — The Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 presented by Qdoba, Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau and Hoosier Park will feature a strong lineup of ARCA/CRA Super Series drivers at Anderson Speedway today.

The list is topped by 2012 winner Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth, as he looks to defend his exciting win. Kenseth also won the Winchester 400 and All American 400 last year.

Kenseth will have plenty of competition, starting with three-time ARCA/CRA Super Series champion Johnny VanDoorn, a former winner of this event when it was a 250-lapper.

Bubba Pollard has more wins than any late model driver in the country over the past three years and already has multiple wins with the Southern Super Series this year.

T.J. Reaid has won two series events at Anderson Speedway the past two seasons, including the series event this year on May 4. Pollard plans to do double duty as he is also entered for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event.

Teenage South Carolina sensation Kyle Benjamin became the youngest series winner last year in July at Lucas Oil Raceway. He also won the series 2012 season finale at Watermelon Capital Speedway and won a JEGS Tour event at Winchester Speedway in May of last year.

Current ARCA/CRA Super Series points leader Travis Braden took over the series points lead after his first-ever series win at Winchester Speedway in June.

Current JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour points leader Cody Coughlin will make his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut. Coughlin has two JEGS Tour wins this season.

2011 event winner Steve Dorer from Lakeland, Fla., returns to Anderson. Dorer made an outside pass of leader Chase Elliott coming to the checkers to earn the hard fought victory in the 2011 Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300.

2011 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion Erik Jones will drive for Scott Neal Racing. Jones scored huge Super Late Model wins in 2011 at New Smyrna Speedway and then beat Kyle Busch to win last December’s Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway. For 2013, Jones is running a limited NASCAR Camping World Truck schedule with Kyle Busch Motorsports. He drove to a second-place finish last Saturday at Iowa Speedway

A two-hour practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. today, with qualifying for the Redbud 300 beginning at 4:15. There will be an on-track autograph session with all the drivers starting at 6 and the green flag for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 will drop at 7:30.

Adult tickets are $25 and children’s tickets are $10.

— For The Herald Bulletin

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • SPT - HB0419 - Muller final - 077 Arabians make history in Muller thriller Pendleton Heights beat Anderson 3-2 to become the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament's first repeat champion.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Bulldogs rally past Eagles at Muller Kallen Brooks went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, including a walk-off double in the eighth inning, and Lapel rallied to defeat rival Frankton 3-2 on Saturday at Memorial Field.

    April 19, 2014

  • SPT - HB0419 - County track - 116 Arabians sweep track titles again Beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures greeted the competitors at the Madison County track meet Friday at Madison-Grant. The Pendleton Heights boys and girls teams were looking to take the county for the third year in a row, but Anderson and Lapel had other ideas. It started off as a record-setting meet and finished with a bang as Pendleton was able to wrap up both titles. The girls held off a stiff challenge from Lapel to win 167.5-147, and the boys took the final event of the night to squeak out a 156.5-148.5 win over Lapel.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • Arabians clip Eagles, go for Muller repeat The competitive feeling at Pendleton Height’s Bill Stoudt Field quickly faded Friday during the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Arabians once again took advantage of the opposing team’s generosity as Frankton pitchers gave up six walks and hit five batters, and Pendleton Heights took the 14-3 victory.

    April 18, 2014

  • Arabians win County net title with 5-0 shutout

    An intriguing battle awaited and there was no indication what the team scores would be. Considering the Frankton Eagles had home court advantage, the Pendleton Heights Lady Arabians came hungry for the Madison County tennis title. Pendleton aced a 5-0 win and came away with the crown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Indians scratch back into Muller final A young and inexperienced Anderson team again proved its mettle Friday in the semifinals of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament. The Indians (2-3), playing without several expected starters to open the season, clawed out a 10-6 victory against Lapel (2-2) at Memorial Field to advance to the championship game for the 10th time.

    April 18, 2014

  • Pendleton Heights, Frankton to meet for net title

    Pendleton Heights and Frankton advanced to today's Madison County Championship title match after posting very different victories. The Lady Arabian tennis team advanced after defeating the Alexandria Tigers 4-1. For Frankton, it came down to a No. 1 singles tie-breaker to put away Lapel.

    April 18, 2014

  • SPT - HB0418 - PHHS vs Alex - 017 Arabians hold off Alex to reach semifinals Good teams don't need much help. That didn't stop Pendleton Heights from accepting a little aid from Alexandria in the second round of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament on Thursday.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • Elwood, Liberty Christian advance in county softball tournament The 2014 Madison County Softball tournament got off to a wild start at Liberty Christian on Wednesday night as Elwood and the host Liberty Christian Lions advanced with victories.

    April 17, 2014

  • Tigers, Eagles early winners in Muller Tournament Alexandria and Frankton were the victors in the opening night of the Nick Muller Memorial Baseball Tournament at Pendleton Heights.

    April 17, 2014

Latest Sports Photos


Click here to browse and buy photos from The Herald Bulletin