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July 19, 2013

Late Model weekend kicks off today

ANDERSON — The CRA All-Stars Tour and the CRA Late Model Sportsman will be in action today Anderson Speedway.

This is the first of two days of Late Model racing with the ARCA/CRA Super Series featured in the Redbud 300 on Saturday.

Topping the list of entries for today’s Anderson 100 is two time winner and current points’ leader Cody Coughlin. The 17-year-old has rocketed to the top of the points with series victories at Salem Speedway and Dixie Motor Speedway.

Other top series competitors who are entered include Dan Leeck, Tom Woodin, Jerrod Foley, Wes Griffith Jr., Brian Royalty, Jordan Miller, Tommy Cook, Keith Tolf and Josh Nelms in the TK Racing No.8. A large group of Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year candidates are also entered including current points leader Jake Griffin, as well as fellow drivers Corey Deuser, Kyle Crump, Kody Evans, Marc Jacobs, Dominique Van Wieringen, Hunter Baize and Jaxson Jacobs.

The winner of the last two series events at Anderson Speedway, Illinois driver Trent Snyder, will try for his third straight in the Scott Neal Racing No. 77. Georgia hot shoe Bubba Pollard, Joe Cooksey and two time CRA Late Model Sportsman Champion Keith Sterkowitz will also be among the challengers.

Mark Lambert comes into today’s event as the point’s leader in the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman after three events. 2012 series Champion KC Spillers is currently second in points, only five points behind Lambert. Jason Atkinson, winner of two of the series three events this season, including last Saturday’s event at Anderson Speedway, is in third, four points behind Spillers. Josh Cave is fourth in points with Trey Craig, winner of the series event on May 11th at Anderson Speedway, in fifth place.

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