Anderson Bowen looks at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, Georgia as his home track. The Suwanee, Georgia native is hoping to repeat what he did back on July 12th this Saturday by winning the World Crown 300 this Saturday night with his home-track advantage.
“I’m excited about this Saturday since it’s the World Crown,” Bowen recently said. “I am looking forward to back to my home track.”
Bowen recently won his first Super Late Model race at Gresham by winning a 125-lap Southern Super Series event. It was a win that he was able to celebrate with his family and friends.
“It was a big deal to have my family there, especially my grandfather Rudy Bowen,” Bowen said. “My grandpa brought some of his friends and it was awesome that he got to see my first Super Late Model win.
“My grandfather came down to victory lane and he was super excited. It made that night more special since he doesn’t travel to many races.”
Bowen is hoping the momentum from the win last month will propel him to have his name added to the list of World Crown 300 winners.
“This is one of the biggest races in the south,” Bowen exclaimed. “All of the cars travel from all over to come here. This will be a great opportunity to beat the best of the best. That would mean a lot.”
Bowen knows that this is a long race and he and his crew chief Ricky Turner will have the right strategy to get in victory lane on Saturday night.
“Patience is going to be the key,” Bowen said. “We just have make sure that we keep the nose and fenders in tack and be there at the end of the race.
“Ricky and I will sit down and talk about our strategy this week and what we need to focus on for the World Crown 300. He put a great game plan together last time.”
For Bowen and Turner, the World Crown 300 is a great way to get ready for other upcoming big Super Late Model events in 2014.
“The World Crown 300 will help us get a good baseline on strategies along with practicing pit stops, etc.,” Bowen said. “This race is a good setup for other events, especially the Snowball Derby.”
Bowen recently jumped into the No. 22 Cunningham Motorsports NASCAR K&N Pro Series car this past Friday at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. He finished 43rd after his car got a hole in the oil pan that caused him to end his night early.
“Iowa didn’t go as planned,” Bowen said. “We struggled in practice and it showed in qualifying. The car kept bottoming out during the race that we got a hole in the oil pan, which ended our night.”
The World Crown 300 will be part of a full racing program this Saturday night at Gresham Motorsports Park. Qualifying will get underway at 5:30pm with racing scheduled to begin at 7:15pm EDT.