Anderson driver Josh Poore started his 49th career Street Stock win at Anderson Speedway in the CRA Street Stock portion of the Spring Fling presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts. Poore is two wins off the Anderson all-time victory mark held by Rick Fields with 51.
Taking advantage of the invert Poore started from the outside of the front row and would go on to lead all 75-laps. While Poore was dominant, there was a good battle for the second spot among Dawson Phillips, Andrew Teepe, Jason Atkinson, James Kirby III and fast qualifier Dalton Connor. Teepe ran second to Poore throughout the race but was challenged by the other drivers throughout the event. Third place went to Kirby followed by Blaine Akin and Atkinson.
Atkinson had won four of the past five CRA Street Stock races at Anderson. “It seems like forever since I’ve won,” Poore said in victory lane. “Someone had to beat the 73 (Atkinson), why not me?” Poore said he didn’t like the six caution periods because he knew Teepe and Atkinson would have fast cars. Teepe qualified third for the feature and ran second to Poore but couldn’t make the pass. “The track slicked up a little bit and Josh had a fast car today,” Teepe said. “I didn’t have anything for him.” Teepe said it was a good run, trying to pace himself and save tires for the end. Kirby said he was getting good set-up notes for the upcoming 150-lap race at Anderson on June 25. “We were able to gain a couple of sports overall,” he said, “so I’ll take it. We’ll be a little better the next time.”