The winners list of the Redbud 300 reads like a who’s-who of short track racing. Mark Martin, Bob Senneker, Alan Kulwicki, Dick Trickle, Butch Miller, Gary St. Amant, Harold Fair, Junior Hanley and Kyle Busch have graced victory lane at the quarter-mile Anderson Speedway in Indiana over the years. Whether it’s a 300-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series edition, an ASA National Tour event or any of its other incarnations since its first running in 1967, the Redbud has made legends of short track stars.
This Saturday, June 14, another driver will etch their names into the Redbud history books in this year’s 300-lap affair. Fans will pack the grandstands just as they have since the 1960s to see which driver will join the list of legends as a Redbud winner.
Now, through 51 TV’s live pay-per-view video broadcast of the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 on June 14, fans across the world will be able to watch some of the country’s top short track stars battle for 300 laps.
If purchased before the June 14 raceday, the 51 TV broadcast can be purchased for just $19.99. On race day, the price will raise to $24.99. Either way, if you’re a fan of short track bullring battles put on by top short track racers, the Redbud 300 is a can’t-miss.
Fan-favorites and former Redbud 300 winners Ross Kenseth and Johnny VanDoorn will lead a stacked entry list into Saturday’s event. They will be joined by fellow Redbud winner Steve Dorer as an odds-on favorite for a repeat victory. Dorer, a Michigan native who now resides in Florida, will undoubtedly have fans and family from his home areas that can’t make it to Anderson Saturday tuning in to 51 TV with hopes of seeing their hometown hero go for a second Redbud victory.
The driver with the most momentum going into the Redbud 300 is T.J. Reaid, who has won the past three CRA Spring races at the Indiana quarter-mile. Reaid, of Acworth, Georgia, won’t be the only “Southern Invader” making the trip to Anderson, as multiple-time Southeastern Super Late Model champion Bubba Pollard will look to extend his reign of success north of his home area. 2013 Southern Super Series Champion and Speed51.com Short Track Draft No. 1 Draft Pick Daniel Hemric, of Kannapolis, North Carolina, will pilot the Georgia-based Carswell Motorsports No. 98 in the prestigious Redbud 300 event. The 51 TV broadcast will be an opportunity for fans to root on their favorites in the North vs. South battle for supremacy.
2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series champion Travis Braden will be another driver to watch on Saturday’s 51 TV broadcast as he brings a stout field of series regulars into Anderson. Brett Robinson, Hunter Baize, Edie Van Meter, Rick Turner, Ali Kern, Wes Griffith, Jr. and Brian Campbell have all seen success over the years, but would consider a Redbud 300 victory a highlight on their resume.
Twelve states and two countries are represented in the early entry list for the Redbud 300. Brandon Watson, of Stayner, Ontario will bring a wealth of Canadian fans both to the track and glued to their screens for Saturday’s broadcast.
The $19.99 early bird rate expires at 11:59pm ET on Friday, June 13. The race-day price of $24.99 goes into effect at 12:00am on Saturday, June 14.