Anderson Bowen Brings Home Southern Super Series Point Lead from Nashvilleby Press Release April 7, 2014 0 comments
Anderson Bowen, who got his feet wet in both the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East in 2013, has added a heavy dose of Super Late Model racing to his repertoire in 2014. During the early stages of the season, the decision to run additional Super Late Model events has paid off for the Georgia driver.
Bowen both started and finished third in Saturday night’s Southern Super Series 125 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TN) driving the Copper Creek Hardware No. 29. Paired with his second-place finish in the Southern Super Series’ opener at South Alabama last month, Bowen is now the series’ point leader. Throw in strong runs in ARCA and the K&N East tour so far this season and the Nashville result is another extension of a hot start for the 16-year-old.
“I feel like we’re making improvements each race and that’s key,” said Bowen after his podium finish at Nashville. “We’ll just keep trying to improve and hopefully we’ll have a win come our way soon. At South Alabama, I feel like we got lucky when some of the good cars fell out and whatnot, but here I really feel like we were really a contender in the race.”
The Nashville race was one that saw several long green-flag runs and close competition throughout the 125-lapper, which made going for the famed Nashville guitar a tough task for Bowen and the Copper Creek Hardware No. 29 crew.
“I really didn’t think we were going to be the points leader after tonight,” said Bowen. After the (lap 75) break we made some adjustments and it really didn’t help where we needed it to. It just hurt us right there in the center, we just got too tight right there and it was really hard to make passes.
“I feel like that last restart kind of cost us, too. We lost some spots and track position here is real key because pretty much everyone runs the same line. It’s kind of follow the leader and it’s just what your car can do to get around other cars; it’s just real difficult here.”
Traveling with the Southern Super Series this year, Bowen is excited about the competition level and the tracks the Georgia driver will visit.
“I actually like this, we don’t have to travel as far,” said Bowen. “And you get to run all these great racetracks like Opp, here, Pensacola, Mobile and all over the southeast. It’s fun because you get to race with people that you’re going to be racing at the Snowball Derby, All American 400 and a bunch of the Winchester 400 people from down here go up there so I’m really excited about that.”
Up next for Bowen will be the PASS South Easter Bunny 150 at Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) on Saturday, April 19.
For more information on Anderson Bowen, visit www.andersonbowenracing.com. Follow him on Twitter via @AndersonBowen29.