Poore has Magical Night at Anderson with Third CRA Street Stock Win of the SeasonScott Menlen
Anderson, IN: 9/18/16 – It turned out to be a magical night for Anderson’s Josh Poore on Herald Bulletin night at Anderson Speedway turning it from one of frustration to a victory celebration.
Poore’s team worked on the car after it arrived at the track for the CRA Street Stock feature and missed qualifying. With only a couple of practice laps, Poore started on the tail of the field and worked his way to the front taking the lead on lap 49, passing Indianapolis driver Andrew Teepe from the outside on the front straight following a restart.
Allstar Performance Fast qualifier Mason Keller moved into the second spot on lap 60 with an inside pass of Teepe coming off the second corner and set his sights on Poore. The final restart came with just three laps remaining with Poore maintaining the advantage when Keller spun his rear tires and lost momentum. Poore went on to win by three-tenths of a second over Keller followed by Teepe, Andrew Cook and Brandon Mefford.
“We had a bad wreck a few weeks ago and we’re still working on the rear-end tonight,” Poore said of the pre-race scrabble in the pit area. “We had a lot help in getting the car ready.”
Poore said he was a little worried about the final restart with Keller lining up on the outside. For Poore it was a series leading third CRA Street Stock Powered by JEGS victory of the season.
Greenfield’s Phil Jenkins, the CRA Street Stocks point’s leader, took the lead from the start and was passed by Anderson’s Andrew Cook in the Likens Farms/Rickers Chevrolet on a restart on lap 8.
Behind Cook there was a spirited battle for position involving Keller, Jimmy Kirby III, Jenkins and Brandon Mefford.
Keller moved into the second spot on lap 18 and ran down Cook, the two tangled on lap 30 while battling for the lead and were relegated to the tail.
Teepe assumed the lead and stayed out front until he was passed by Poore.
By Ken de la Bastide