The Herald Bulletin

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Auto Racing

April 26, 2014

Reaid three-peats at Anderson Speedway

Burge drives to fifth place finish

ANDERSON – Georgia driver TJ Reaid made it a three-peat in the annual spring visit of the CRA Super Series, winning the Anderson Properties 125 on Saturday at Anderson Speedway.

Reaid also captured the traditional tune-up for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 in 2013 and 2012. The Redbud 300 will take place at Anderson Speedway in June.

Reaid in the Mitch Smith Auto Service-sponsored Chevrolet posted the fast time during qualifications and started sixth in the 125-lap feature event, taking the lead from Brett Robinson by slipping inside coming off the second corner.

Robinson lost the second spot to Ross Kenseth during a restart on Lap 48 when the Wisconsin driver got inside entering Turn 3.

Kenseth challenged Reaid for the lead on a restart on Lap 97 but was unable to complete the pass in the high groove.

Brian Campbell claimed the second spot from Kenseth on Lap 109 with an inside pass going down the back straight and started to close on Reaid.

Kenseth finished third, Canadian rookie of the year contender Brandon Watson finished fourth and Anderson’s Dustin Burge, making his first start in a super late model, finished an impressive fifth after starting 14th in the field.

Robinson took the early lead from the outside of the front row, but it was Campbell that was putting on an impressive drive running in the high groove.

Using the high line, Campbell passed Kenseth, Watson and pole-sitter Ali Kern by Lap 14.

Campbell again used the high groove on Lap 21 to get around Robinson to take the lead. The first of four caution flags waved on Lap 46 when Thomas Woodin spun in Turn 2.

Campbell decided to start on the outside, which allowed Robinson to reclaim the point with Campbell dropping back to third.

Reaid patiently worked his way to the front and took the lead from Robinson on Lap 48.

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