Van Meter Gets Exciting Win in the 7th Annual Cabin Fever ChampionshipsScott Menlen
Salem, IN (April 4, 2016) – Veteran CRA driver Eddie Van Meter made a last lap pass of fellow CRA veteran racer Terry Fisher Jr. in turn two, after taking the white flag to claim the win in the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS 2016 season opener at Lucas Oil Raceway on Sunday as part of the 7th Annual Cabin Fever Championships. Van Meter has multiple CRA wins with CRA in the ARCA/CRA Super Series, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and one more now with the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman.
“That was a great race, TJ (Fisher Jr.) was a lot better than me off the turns so I knew I was going to have to drive it in their real hard to have a chance to get under him and make the pass,” remarked Van Meter. “I did go up the track a little and touched him, I apologize for that, it wasn’t anything intentional, just hard racing. I want to thank all my wife, crew and sponsors for their support in helping me get this win!”
Fisher and Van Meter battled through out the second half of the race for first place, with some very exciting passes as they worked their way through the field, putting on an exciting race for the fans. Fisher would end up in second after trying to get to Van Meter’s bumper coming off turn four coming ot the checkered flag. Rookie Brandon Barcus came home in third. Allstar Performance Fast Qualifier Shawn Amor finished fourth, with Keith Lyons coming from the back of the field after a lap 2 yellow flag to finish one lap down in fifth place.
Van Meter takes the win in the first event of the Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge and is the series Championship point’s leader and the Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge point’s leader. They next series points event will be at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, April 16th. The series will return to Lucas Oil Raceway and the second race in the Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge on Friday, May 6th.
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Cabin Fever Championships Vores Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series – Race Results