Coughlin Gets Third Straight at Baer Field Motorsports ParkScott Menlen
Salem, IN (May 22, 2016) – Cody Coughlin continued his winning streak with the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Saturday night, getting his third series win in a row by winning the Summit City 100 at Baer Field Motorsports Park. For the second race in a row the final laps came down to a battle between Coughlin and leading Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year candidate Dalton Armstrong on a late restart with Coughlin coming out on top by a little over a half second.
“This is great getting three wins in a row,” remarked Coughlin in victory lane. “My crew has worked really hard and given me great cars, I have to thank them and my family for the great support. This track is old and wore out, you really had to drive the car and try to save tires, and I think that’s what helped us get the win tonight.”
Three time series Champion Scott Hantz got the early lead at the start of the race before fellow veteran CRA competitor Terry Fisher Jr. got by on the outside to take the lead on lap 3. Fisher Jr. and Hantz were the class of the field as they separated themselves from everyone else while the race went all the way to lap 87 before the second caution flag flew. Late in that green flag run Coughlin was making up ground on the leaders and got by Hantz right before that caution. Fisher Jr., kept the lead on the restart, but Coughlin worked his way by Fisher and took the lead on lap 94, but the race was slowed again on lap 97 by the third and final caution. Coughlin got a good jump on the last restart when Fisher Jr. missed a shift, which allowed Armstrong to also get by setting up the one two finish for Coughlin and Armstrong.
With the win Coughlin slightly extended his Championship Points lead over Armstrong, Coughlin’s lead is now 15 points after four points events so far this season. Fisher Jr. would hang on to get a third place finish. Tyler Roahrig battled back through the field after going to the tail on the first caution to get a fourth place finish. Wes Griffith Jr. would battle a late race ill handling car to get a fifth place finish, he remains third in series points.
Griffith Jr. was the EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier Award winner, his second such award with the series. Armstrong won his fourth straight Senneker Performance Rookie of the Race Award and the FLUIDYNE Cool Under Pressure Award. Coughlin received a Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Award, the Hamner Racing Engines Hardcharger Award and the Sweet Move of the Race Award. Tony Scapelli Jr. received the second Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Award in his series debut. Roahrig received the AR Bodies Cool, Move of the Race Award. Hunter Jack’s team received the PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award after making repairs to the car after some contact in the first yellow allowing Jack to get a series high seventh place finish in just his second series event.
The next ARCA/CRA Super Series event will be the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics. The $15,000 to win non-points special event will take place on Monday, June 13th at Berlin Raceway. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.