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April 22, 2014

Ken de la Bastide: Familiar names coming to Anderson

Super Late Models, sprint cars in action

Names familiar to racing fans will be competing this weekend at Anderson Speedway in the CRA Super Series and USSA Sprint Car Challenge.

Ross Kenseth, the son of NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth, will be coming to Anderson Speedway on Saturday for the opening points race for the CRA Super Series late models in the Anderson Properties 125, starting at 7 p.m.

Kenseth is no stranger to Anderson Speedway having captured the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 in 2013.

The annual season opener for the Super Late Models at Anderson is considered a tune-up for the Redbud 300. Drivers entered for the race include T.J. Reaid, former Redbud 300 winner Scott Hantz, Brian Campbell, the most recent winner at Toledo Speedway, and defending CRA champion Travis Braden.

Reaid is looking to make it three wins in a row.

Local drivers entered include New Castle rookie Dalton Armstrong, the Y-Town Hustler Rick Turner and father-and-son team Eddie and Billy VanMeter.

"I'm excited to be heading to Anderson,” Kenseth said. “It's a track I really like racing on and I seem to run well there. So I'm looking forward to getting back on that track again."

On Sunday, starting at 2 p.m.. the opening event of the season for the USSA Sprint Car Challenge will be held, with the “Glen Niebel Classic” for non-wing sprint cars in a 100-lap feature.

Expected to be competing is Jarett Andretti, a member of the famed Andretti racing family that includes Mario, Michael and Marco. It will be the younger Andretti’s first appearance at Anderson Speedway in anticipation of a start in the Pay Less Little 500 on May 24.

Daleville’s Aaron Pierce will be looking for this third victory in the Glen Niebel Classic and fourth overall win. Pierce has won the race in 2003, 2012 and last year.

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