Salem, IN (October 10, 2021) – Veteran Northern Indiana racer Terry Fisher Jr. claimed his seventh pair of Fall Brawl boxing gloves when he won Saturday night’s Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS 40 lap feature as part of the Allgaier Performance Parts Fall Brawl at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway. The Fall Brawl event has become a very popular stock car racing event in central Indiana with each feature winner getting an event signature trophy that includes a pair of boxing gloves.
“Pretty awesome to get our seventh Fall Brawl win tonight,” remarked Fisher Jr. in victory lane. “The car really came to life there about 15 laps in and I was able to use the outside to get the win. These guys in this series are a great bunch of racers, so to beat them means a lot. I love racing here at Lucas Oil Raceway, I now have seven pairs of the boxing gloves that go with the Fall Brawl wins. I want to thank Ken Young for letting me drive this car and get the win for him. Thanks to everyone who helped us and our sponsor on this car Yuengling, we couldn’t have done it without them!”
Brett Hudson got the early lead from his outside pole starting position at the drop of the green flag after Allstar Performance Fast Qualifier Chuck Barnes Jr. drew a seven for the events inverted start. Barnes Jr. set a new track record with a lap of 25.778, breaking the previous record lap of 25.837 set by Dave Bice in 2011.
Hudson was still leading at the restart after a lap 14 caution after Justin Oberlin got into the wall, but Fisher Jr. started his march to the front using the high side of the track to make passes for second and then passed Hudson coming out of turn four to take the lead on lap 17.
From there Fisher Jr. would pull out to nice lead to take the checkers almost four seconds in front of Barnes Jr. For his pass on the high side to take the lead Fisher Jr. was the AR Bodies Cool Move of the Race Award winner. This was the first win at Fall Brawl for Fisher Jr. in a street stock, the other six wins were in a Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, where he is second in all-time series victories with 13. The win was Fisher Jr.’s second with the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks, he also has one win with the ARCA/CRA Super Series.
Barnes Jr. was looking to add to his boxing glove collection but had to settle for second. Barnes Jr. was awarded the KRJ Race Products Sweet Move of the Race Award for his second-place finish from the seventh place starting position.
Series 2021 wins, and points leader Jason Atkinson would finish in third place, highest of the series Chase for the Championship drivers. Hudson would finish in fourth place. Chase for the Championship driver Josh Poore would finish in fifth place.
The four Chase for the Championship drivers racing for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 2021 Championship includes Regular Season Champion Jason Atkinson along with Poore, new dad Andrew Teepe and leading series rookie Dawson Phillips. The series Season Championship event will be this Saturday at Winchester Speedway as part of the 50th Lucas Oil Winchester 400 Weekend.
More information on all the CRA series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
Photo – John Lund