SAMSULA - Dick Anderson will lead FASCAR Sunbelt Super Late Model Series drivers onto Charlotte County Speedway in Punta Gorda on Saturday night for race one of the "Triple Crown" a 200 lap event paying $5,000 to win. A point leading Anderson of...
SAMSULA - Dick Anderson will lead FASCAR Sunbelt Super Late Model Series drivers onto Charlotte County Speedway in Punta Gorda on Saturday night for race one of the "Triple Crown" a 200 lap event paying $5,000 to win.
A point leading Anderson of Wildwood with 339 points could be driving the #00 Jimmy Harris owned Chevrolet. Anderson is also a many time winner on the three-eighths mile paved Charlotte County track.
"What's good about Charlotte County Speedway is it's not a horsepower track, but a drivers track - so those with high-power motors do not have an advantage," said Anderson.
Anderson, who won the first five FASCAR Sunbelt Series races in 2001 posted his first 2002 victory during a May race at Orlando Speedworld and will be trying to secure a better position in the 2002 FASCAR point standings.
David Rogers of Orlando, driving a Dodge is giving Anderson some close company and is in hot pursuit of the leader with 283 points.
"We have been to Charlotte County Speedway only once and it was last season," said Rogers. "We qualified second - had a good race car, but it was a tough ending for us and we lost the Triple Crown to Travis Kittleson, because of an on-track racing incident."
The 2002 Triple Crown winner Kittleson of Merritt Island will be on hand for this race driving his Chevrolet.
Third in points, Michael Williams of Mims will pilot his Monte Carlo and has 252 points. Williams has had some bad luck, but hopes things will change.
"I went down to Charlotte years ago and if you can save your tires you will be in good shape," said Williams "It will be who is best in qualifying and getting of the corners that will make a big difference there."
Tommy King of Bartow will run the P&H Mine Pro Service Ford and has been the hottest leading rookie competing and has 238 points placing him fourth.
James Powell of Astor follows in a Chevrolet with 214 marks is fifth in points and is sure to be in the hunt.
Pit gates open at Charlotte County Speedway open at noon and main gates at 4 p.m.
Qualifying is at 6 p.m. and racing immediately follows.