9:40
Thanks to our presenting sponsor VanDoorn Racing Development. Thanks for joining us good night.
9:40
At this time we don’t have any more information on Tyler Roahrig other then what the track put out. Speed51.com will have more information when it becomes available. We wish Tyler a speedy recovery.
9:38
9:37
Van Doorn Racing Development presents today’s coverage of ARCA/CRA Super Series practice at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Based in Fruitport, Michigan, Van Doorn Racing Development provides a variety of services to short track racing. They offer complete cars, repair work, setup and shock services. They work with all divisions of racecars from Sportsman to Late Models on asphalt and dirt. Click here for more information.
9:37
That ends our coverage today and we’ll be back tomorrow at 2pm tomorrow here at Anderson for the second CRA Super Series race of 2014.
9:36
Brian Campbell was in the car for 50 full minutes and they got several run after he had to stay late for work. Campbell says he’s good and he’s ready for tomorrow.
9:32
9:32
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9:31
It’s a quarter mile track with 17 degrees in the corners.
9:30
Comment From [email protected], Tn.

what is the size and banking here ? I know it’s lightning fast

9:28
A little Anderson kiss from the wall for Paul Shafer Jr., the driver says he likes this place. (Speed51.com photo)
9:24
Final few laps under the lights. (Speed51.com photo)
9:20
Travis Braden says his car is good, but he won’t know if he has a winning car until tomorrow. He said this has not been his best track.
9:16
Brian Campbell has done a lot in his short stint on the track. He reports to his crew he needs only a few adjustments.
9:13
9:13
Van Doorn Racing Development presents today’s coverage of ARCA/CRA Super Series practice at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Based in Fruitport, Michigan, Van Doorn Racing Development provides a variety of services to short track racing. They offer complete cars, repair work, setup and shock services. They work with all divisions of racecars from Sportsman to Late Models on asphalt and dirt. Click here for more information.
9:09
Ross Kenseth hopes to put together one last run. (Speed51.com photo)
8:54
We are live at Richmond International Raceway (VA) for the K&N Pro Series East event – http://hometracks.nascar.co

We also have live coverage of the Blizzard / Southern Super Series event at Five Flags Speedway (FL). http://www.speed51.com/2014

8:51
TJ Reaid is loading up and is done for the night.
8:50
Not today, they will have them on tomorrow.
8:50
Comment From Guest

Are the SLM’s running with transponders today?

8:46
This is a big racing weekend here at Anderson Speedway. First the CRA race will be here tomorrow night with the Thunder Roasters and Front Wheel Drive class. Sunday will have action as well for the Mel Kenyon Midget Feature (30 Laps) and Glen Niebel Classic – USSA Sprints (100 Laps). Visit the track website for more information.www.andersonspeedway.com
8:44
8:44
Brian Campbell just showed up. (Speed51.com photo)
8:41
We followed up on the Kern situation and they loaded up to make repairs to the rear end. They will be pulling out soon.
8:35
Phil Jenkins works on his Street Stock as he hopes to run Salem tomorrow as they are not running here this weekend. (Speed51.com photo)
8:32
The Griffith team is not done yet. (Speed51.com photo)
8:23
We checked in with Ross Kenseth who said they are pretty happy with the car. Kenseth is a former winner of the Redbud 300 here.
8:16
Despite the time extension some teams are loading up. Ali Kern is done for the day.
8:16
8:16
The Flip Merwin Memorial is the first of three memorial events on the 2014 State Park Speedway schedule. The Wimmer family owned track, located west of Wausau, WI, will remember a close friend, pit crew member, and celebrated snowmobile racer with this annual event. Click here for more information.
8:14
Eric St-Gelais works on his car with a crew member. (Speed51.com photo)
8:11
The extended hours should allow for Brian Campbell to get some laps. Campbell had to work late in Michigan today and is expected to arrive at 8:30pm.
8:09
Work on the rear end of Ali Kern’s car. (Speed51.com photo)
8:07
8:07
One of the biggest early-season Outlaw Super Late Model events in the country takes place on May 24…it’s the Joy Fair Memorial presented by Diamond Pistons at Flat Rock Speedway. Be there when some of the baddest and fastest racecars on the planet battle in a historic event at the Flat Rock bullring. Click here for more information.
8:04
Event Schedule for Saturday Here at Anderson

12:00 Open Pit Gates
2:15 Driver’s Meeting – ARCA/CRA Super Series
3:00 Practice – ARCA/CRA Super Series
4:00 Practice – Thunder Roadsters
Front Wheel Drive – Oval
5:30 Qualify – ARCA/CRA Super Series
Thunder Roadsters
Front Wheel Drive – Oval
6:20 Driver’s Meeting – Anderson Division
6:55 Invocation & National Anthem
7:00 Heats
Thunder Roadsters (10 Laps)
Front Wheel Drive – Oval (10 Laps)
FEATURES
ARCA/CRA Super Series (125 Laps, All Green)
Thunder Roadsters (25 Laps)
Front Wheel Drive – Oval (20 Laps)

8:03
Paul Shafer Jr. in his car. (Speed51.com photo)
8:01
8:01
Van Doorn Racing Development presents today’s coverage of ARCA/CRA Super Series practice at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Based in Fruitport, Michigan, Van Doorn Racing Development provides a variety of services to short track racing. They offer complete cars, repair work, setup and shock services. They work with all divisions of racecars from Sportsman to Late Models on asphalt and dirt. Click here for more information.
7:59
7:59
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will make their second trip to Lebanon, Missouri’s I-44 Speedway on Saturday, May 17th for the Master of the Pro’s 144. This is quickly coming one of the premiere Pro Late Model events in the heartland as the best of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will compete in a 144-lap event that will pay $8,000 to win along with the winner receiving the prestigious green jacket. Click here for more information.
7:59
The Roarhrig wreck from earlier today. He was transported to Indianapolis. (Speed51.com photo)
7:57
The Track has released this statement on Tyler Roahrig

Mishawaka (IN) driver Tyler Roahrig suffered injuries in a practice crash for the Anderson Properties 125 CRA Super Series race a Anderson Speedway on Friday.

Roahrig, 23, was turning his first practice laps when the throttle stuck on his super late model going down the back straight and his car made contact with the Turn three safety barrels.

The Anderson Speedway safety crew was immediately on the scene and contacted the Anderson Fire Department for assistance to remove Roahrig from his damaged race car.
Roahrig was alert and talking to the safety crew the entire time. He complained to pain to his left arm and legs.

Roahrig told the safety crews the throttle stuck in his car.
He was transported by air ambulance to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Rick Dawson, president of Action Entertainment, owner of Anderson Speedway, said the entire staff at the track is praying for Roahrig’s quick recovery.

Dawson also praised the Anderson Fire Department and the medical crew of St. Vincent’s Star Flight for their prompt and professional assistance at the scene of the accident.

7:51
We just got word from track officials that practice will be extended into the night hours to ensure more laps for all classes.
7:42
Thomas Woodin is happy to be here after not getting to race at Toledo. (Speed51.com photo)
7:39
7:38
It is the number one Outlaw Super Late Model event in the nation! The Kalamazoo Klash XXII will take place on Wednesday, August 13 at the Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, MI. Last year, Terry Senneker won the Klash and picked up the $10,000 check. It was the second year in a row, and third Klash win overall in his career. Tyler Roahrig, Phil Bozell and many more will try to take over Senneker’s place on top of the podium in 2014. Click here to make your plans now for this year’s event!
7:38
We got here a little early and spoke to Ross Kenseth who said he is more then likley going to be back behind the wheel of an Outlaw Super Late Model at the Kalamazoo Klash in August. He also said maybe one year I can finish the race as mechanical problems have made him a spectator early in the past.
7:37
7:37
Pro Late Models will make their first appearance of the 2014 season at Gresham Motorsports Park in Jefferson, GA with a 100-lap feature event. The Outlaw Late Models and Trucks will also be in action. Click here for more information.
7:37
Rick Tuner watches as he waits for another go at practice. (Speed51.com photo)
7:36
One to watch this weekend is Brandon Watson. He was second in his only JEGS start here in 2011.
7:33
7:33
The World Crown 300 is one of the prestigious Super Late Model events on the Southern Super Series schedule. Last year, Preston Peltier added his name to a winner’s list of who’s won in stock car racing. Past winners include Dick Trickle, Gary Balough, Darrell Waltrip, Rich Bickle, Ronnie Sanders, Chase Elliott and more. Make your plans now to be a part of the 31st Annual event on Saturday, August 9th. Click here for more information.
7:33
The red tape on the a post and the name will be how you can tell the four cars apart this weekend. Dustin Burge will be 4b as Dalton Armstrong will be number 4. (Speed51.com photo)
7:31
Travis Braden at speed. (Speed51.com photo)
7:29
7:29
7:29
Marshfield Motor Speedway is located right in the middle of Wisconsin. The half-mile oval features a weekly Saturday night program including their popular Yellow River Racing Series. The first event will start on May 24.Click here for more information.
7:29
Ali Kern keeps working on the 28 machine for tomorrow. (Speed51.com photo)
7:28
The Ross Kenseth team work on the 77 ride for another run. (Speed51.com photo)
7:22
Brett Robinson at speed here at Anderson. (Speed51.com photo)
7:20
7:20
Anderson Speedway will host the Redbud 300 with a new date in 2014. This year’s Super Late Model ARCA/CRA Super Series event will take place on Saturday, June 14 at the famed quarter-mile high-banked oval in Anderson, Indiana. Last year, Johnny Van Doorn picked up a big win in a star-studded field. Click here for more information.
7:19
7:19
The Third Annual ARCA Fest at the Milwaukee Mile moves to the weekend of June 6-8 this year. See the best in the ARCA Midwest Tour, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, Mid-American Series, Vintage, and Midwest Trucks compete on the historic mile oval. Tickets go on sale on March 15.Click here for more information.
7:19
The open-wheel cars will race here on Sunday. (Speed51.com photo)
7:18
Wes Griffith Jr. making laps in practice. (Speed51.com photo)
7:16
Comment From GA FAN

Good luck Tj REAID.get that 3rd win!

7:16
Thomas Woodin was here and went out in the last group. He had not been here most of the day.
7:15
Late Models and other classes continue to rotate on and off the track for practice.
7:15
7:15
Van Doorn Racing Development presents today’s coverage of ARCA/CRA Super Series practice at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Based in Fruitport, Michigan, Van Doorn Racing Development provides a variety of services to short track racing. They offer complete cars, repair work, setup and shock services. They work with all divisions of racecars from Sportsman to Late Models on asphalt and dirt. Click here for more information.
6:59
We will be stepping away for a few minutes to take photos.
6:51
Practice might get extended past the sunset, but we have not confirmed that yet.
6:46
Several Late Models will be our in the next wave.
6:43
Travis Braden gets set for his first laps of the day. (Speed51.com photo)
6:39
6:39
The stars of the Southern Super Series will make their first of three appearances at Montgomery Motor Speedway in Montgomery, Alabama on Saturday, May 10th. Last year, Augie Grill held off Daniel Hemric and Bubba Pollard to win his first Southern Super Series event. Click here for more information.
6:39
Billy Van Meter on track. (Speed51.com photo)
6:35
6:35
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6:34
This car will likely not hit the track today as Brian Campbell will not make it to the track till later on tonight.
6:30
Don’t forget on Sunday Anderson will have action as well for the Mel Kenyon Midget Feature (30 Laps) and Glen Niebel Classic – USSA Sprints (100 Laps)
6:29
Cars are on the track for practice again.
6:21
We are also live at Richmond International Raceway (VA) for the K&N Pro Series East event – http://hometracks.nascar.co…

We also have live coverage of the Blizzard / Southern Super Series event at Five Flags Speedway (FL). http://www.speed51.com/2014…

6:18
6:18
The Dirty Dozen returns to Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday May 10 with the Mom’s the Bomb 370 featuring the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models and more. This will be the third Dirty Dozen event of the season that will feature some of the top names in the LMSC ranks today. Click here for more information.
6:17
Curtis Chapman is here in a Figure 8 ride he just got. The class is not racing this weekend, but he’s looking to get some laps. (Speed51.com photo)
6:13
Brandon Watson looks over the right rear of his ride. (Speed51.com photo)
6:04
6:04
It’s the same great event but with a new date in 2014. The Battle at Berlin 251 will take place on July 18-19 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI. See the best Super Late Model drivers battle it out on the tricky famous oval. Click here for more information.
6:04
Comment From Jesse

Its crazy not to see VanDoorn behind the wheel of a car.

6:04
Speed51.com spoke with Tyler Roahrig’s dad J.R. who told us he is awake and alert and is being transported for further evaluations. Speed51.com will have more on this when information becomes available.
5:40
Event Schedule for Saturday Here at Anderson

 

12:00 Open Pit Gates
2:15 Driver’s Meeting – ARCA/CRA Super Series
3:00 Practice – ARCA/CRA Super Series
4:00 Practice – Thunder Roadsters
Front Wheel Drive – Oval
5:30 Qualify – ARCA/CRA Super Series
Thunder Roadsters
Front Wheel Drive – Oval
6:20 Driver’s Meeting – Anderson Division
6:55 Invocation & National Anthem
7:00 Heats
Thunder Roadsters (10 Laps)
Front Wheel Drive – Oval (10 Laps)
FEATURES
ARCA/CRA Super Series (125 Laps, All Green)
Thunder Roadsters (25 Laps)
Front Wheel Drive – Oval (20 Laps)
5:33
Practice remains on hold as safety officials tend to the Roahrig incident. As soon asSpeed51.com can provide an update, we will.
5:32
5:32
Van Doorn Racing Development presents today’s coverage of ARCA/CRA Super Series practice at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Based in Fruitport, Michigan, Van Doorn Racing Development provides a variety of services to short track racing. They offer complete cars, repair work, setup and shock services. They work with all divisions of racecars from Sportsman to Late Models on asphalt and dirt. Click here for more information.
5:19
The answer to our trivia question was Mike Eddy who led over 1000 laps in the Anderson 400/Redbud 300’s here.
5:15
Some more of the cars you can see race here on Sunday. (Speed51.com photo),
5:07
We ran into Travis Braden who said they got stuck in traffic on the way here from West Virginia.
5:06
Each car on the grounds will have several more cracks at the track be the sun goes down.
4:58
Tyler Roahrig was involved in a hard crash in turn three. Practice has been stopped.
4:53
Rick Turner making laps. (Speed51.com photo)
4:51
The turn two three side of the pits. (Speed51.com photo)
4:49
Still looking for the right answer. We will give to you later today. Car owner Scott Neal didn’t have it ether.
4:48
Comment From TeamWV

Is the answer Jeff Lane?

4:48
Comment From Stephen

Mark “the kid” Martin most led laps. 78, 81, 85 and 86 winner. I was there for all 4 wins

4:48
Comment From team jegs

Steve Holhousn

4:48
Earlier today we asked Who has led the most overall laps in the Anderson 400 / Redbud 300? So far we don’t have the right guess.
4:47
4:47
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4:47
4:47
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4:47
Eric St-Gelais and Ross Kenseth have each been out for the first time today. TJ Reaid also went back out for a second run.
4:44
CRA Pre-Race Entry list

O1
Travis Braden
4
Dalton Armstrong
4B
Dustin Burge
5
Brett Robinson
7
Paul Shafer Jr.
9
Brandon Watson
23
Billy Van Meter
24
Tyler Roahrig
26
Rick Turner
28
Ali Kern
33
Wes Griffith Jr.
41
T.J. Reaid
42
Eric St-Gelais
47
Brian Campbell
72
Thomas Woodin
77
Ross Kenseth
4:43
We asked Ali Kern why she was the first driver to be on track twice today and she told us they just had to change the rear-end gear after the first run.
4:41
Some teams are still showing up. Defending CRA Super Series champion Travis Braden just pulled in.
4:40
TJ Reaid making laps in the #41 Mitch Smith Auto Service machine. (Speed51.com photo)
4:36
4:36
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will make their second straight appearance to 5 Flags Speedway on Friday, June 13th. Last year, Ben Kennedy won the inaugural event at the home of the Snowball Derby over Gray Gaulding. Click here for more information.
4:28
The Late Models of Robinson, Turner, Kern, Reaid and Van Meter are set to take laps.
4:25
A few Legend cars are here for practice as well.
4:23
The Ross Kenseth ride. (Speed51.com photo)
4:15
Open-wheel cars will practice here today as well. (Speed51.com photo)
4:11
We asked track President Rick Dawson about our trivia question earlier today. He did not get the right answer as his pick was Brian Ross.
4:09
4:09
Van Doorn Racing Development presents today’s coverage of ARCA/CRA Super Series practice at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Based in Fruitport, Michigan, Van Doorn Racing Development provides a variety of services to short track racing. They offer complete cars, repair work, setup and shock services. They work with all divisions of racecars from Sportsman to Late Models on asphalt and dirt. Click here for more information.
4:09
Only Brandon Watson has been on track for practice.
4:00
The track is now open for practice.
3:52
3:52
The 2014 Southern Super Series will be decided at the 30th Annual All-American 400 at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Last year, Daniel Hemric beat out Bubba Pollard for the championship while Chase Elliott hoisted the guitar in victory lane. Who will get the famous guitar and who will be the 2014 SSS champion? Make your plans now to be a part of this memorable event. Click here for more information.
3:52
The Brian Campbell ride is here, but the driver is M.I.A. Campbell was working today at Berlin Raceway helping put in the new grandstands at the Marne, MI track.
3:50
Double vision in the four camp for Dalton Armstrong and Dustin Burge have identical cars. That will be fixed later today. (Speed51.com photo)
3:42
While we have some time we wanted to give the fans a trivia question to ponder about today. The question is… Who has led the most overall laps in the Anderson 400 / Redbud 300? The 2014 Redbud 300 will be on June 14th.
3:40
Speaking of past races at Anderson, TJ Reaid won the 125-lap race here last year while Johnny VanDoorn won the Redbud 300.
3:40
3:40
The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour will be back in action after a long break on July 4th at Caraway Speedway in Sophia, NC. Andy Seuss, JR Bertuccio, George Brunnhoelzl III and more will be looking for the big Independence Day win. Click here for more information.
3:36
TJ Reaid and Rick Turner has a conversation before practice. Both Have two CRA wins here at Anderson. (Speed51.com photo)
3:29
Ali Kern was 10th in the spring race here last year. Since then the improvements have been impressive as she finished second in 2013 points after three podium finishes towards the end of the year. (Speed51.com photo)
3:26
3:25
There is some big racing going here at Anderson this weekend. First the CRA race will be here tomorrow night with the Thunder Roasters and Front Wheel Drive class. Sunday will have action as well for the Mel Kenyon Midget Feature (30 Laps) and Glen Niebel Classic – USSA Sprints (100 Laps). Visit the track website for more information.www.andersonspeedway.com
3:18
Teams already have their Super Late Models out and will be ready for practice at the top of the hour. (Speed51.com photo)
3:14
There will be no transponders on the cars today as this is an optional practice day. We will check with teams to see who they have as the quickest with their stopwatches.
3:13
Open Practice Schedule (Subject to Change)

3:00 Open Pit Gates
4:00 Practice Begins
Dark Practice Ends

3:12
3:12
Van Doorn Racing Development presents today’s coverage of ARCA/CRA Super Series practice at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. Based in Fruitport, Michigan, Van Doorn Racing Development provides a variety of services to short track racing. They offer complete cars, repair work, setup and shock services. They work with all divisions of racecars from Sportsman to Late Models on asphalt and dirt. Click here for more information.
3:11
Good afternoon and welcome to Anderson Speedway (IN). Today is an optional practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series as they get ready for the race here tomorrow night the Anderson Properties 125
Presented by Great Deals Savings Magazine. Cars are unload in the pit area as practice starts at 4pm.
3:10
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Trackside Now: ARCA/CRA Super Series – Anderson 125 Practice – Anderson Speedway (IN) – 4/25/14