Tom Botos

Midwest Racing Roundup       By Tom Botos     5-1-10
Hi racefans it was a great weekend of racing last week as the CRA Sportsman invaded Anderson (IN) Speedway along with the CRA Street Stocks. Keith Sterkowitz won the 50 lap feature for the CRA Sportsman which was an out all war with 35 cars showing up to do battle off the Anderson Speedway high banks! There were many cautions in this race but in between all that the racing was fas and furious with stars like Rick Rinehart,Brett Miles Jr. and Mark Livesay all getting caught up in a wreck in turn four which took out many front running drivers from the event. Congratulations to Keith Sterkowitz as this was only his second win in CRA Sportsman competition.
Josh Poore won the fifty lap CRA Street Stock feature as this ws his fifth Street Stock feature in a row stretching back to last season at Anderson Speedway! It is very possible that Josh could win the Anderson points title and the CRA Street Stock points battle in 2011. Stay tuned as we watch Josh progress as he has dominated everything street stock thus far at Anderson Speedway!
This past Saturday Night Anderson Speedway hosted U.S. Air Force Night Of Thrills featuring IOFS Outlaw Figure Eights,School Bus Figure Eights, and the always exciting Trailer Figure Eight race! Congratulations to Charlie Hargraves winning the fifty lap feature over 2010 IOFS Figure Champion Gary Bedell and Chris Green in third place. Both Gary Bedell and Chris Green suffered flat tires which I think kept them from overtaking Charlie Hargraves in the hard fought feature. The IOFS will return to Anderson Speedway on Saturday Night June 11th.
Friday Night Benny Blevins returned to Anderson Speedway to win the Thundercar 200 lap enduro with Alan Williams finishing a very close second after going three laps down after a crash earlier in the race. I look for Alan to be a force to be reckoned with this year in Thundercar enduro competition!
Coming Saturday Night May 7th the CRA Super Series Late Models return to Anderson Speedway for the Seal Wrap 125 off the high banks! All CRA  Super Series events in 2011 will feature double file restarts which should really make things  really interesting for you race fans at Anderson this year! The Anderson Speedway Late Models,WMDH Thundercars,and FWD Oval and Figure 8s will be support classes for the CRA Seal Wrap 125 that evening. Please come out and support Anderson Speedway!
Saturday Night May 7th is Opening Night at Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway. The night will feature Mt. Lawn Late Models, Thundercars ,Rookie Hornets and regular Hornets in weekly competition. M. Lawn always has great racing on the tricky egg shaped tri oval. Please come out and support this track as it has been open since the 1930's. I have seen some great racing at thsi track that I will nevr forget as cars slow down to navigate that treacherous famous turn one "short turn".
There is no racing Friday May 6th at Gas City (IN) Speedway.  Friday Night May 6th hosts $2,500 to win Sprints,UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks at Bloomington (IN) Speedway. Bloomington Speedway is very fan friendly with hillside lawn chair and bleacher seating for the fans, Coolers are allowed at Bloomington Speedway as long as you dont bring in glass bottles. Fans if you have any news,notes or comments please email me at . Gotta go see ya at the races!!!

Midwest Racing Roundup Tom Botos

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