CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks at Lucas Oil Raceway Friday NightScott Menlen
Salem, IN (August 8, 2016) – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS and the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will return to action this Friday night in the third and final event of three Friday night shows at Lucas Oil Raceway this season. The “Stock car nights under the lights” at the historic 0.686-mile oval located in Brownsburg, Indiana, just West of Indianapolis will feature racing action from both CRA divisions and the Vore’s Compact Touring Series (VCTS) with heat races and features each night.
Friday’s event will be the sixth event of the season for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. CRA veteran Eddie Van Meter has won four series events so far this season, including three straight. Van Meter won the season opening Cabin Fever event at Lucas Oil Raceway on April 3rd and started his three race winning streak with the win at Anderson Speedway on June 18th, won the last “Stock car nights under the lights” on Friday, July 8th, then won the $2500 to win PGG Shootout 150 on July 15th at Anderson Speedway.
Van Meter is the point’s leader in the series Season Championship points by 14 over Terry Fisher Jr. Fisher Jr. got wins at the series event at Anderson Speedway on April 16th and at the series “Stock car nights under the lights” at Lucas Oil Raceway on May 6th. Van Meter and Fisher Jr. are the only drivers to win races with the series so far in 2016. Tony Brutti is third in series points, he is 69 points behind Fisher Jr. Rookie Steve Woods is fourth in points, he is 24 points behind Brutti. Shawn Amor is fifth in points, he is eight points behind Woods.
Van Meter also has the lead in the Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge after three events. Shawn Amor is second, five points behind Van Meter. Fisher Jr. is third, he is six points behind Amor. Woods is in fourth, he is 22 points behind Fisher Jr. Fellow rookie Brandon Barcus is in fifth place, he is six points behind Woods. Those five are separated by just 39 points with two events left in the Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge.
The Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge will consist of the five events scheduled at Lucas Oil Raceway for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, including the April 3rd Cabin Fever event, the three “Stock car nights under the lights” events and the CRA Fall Brawl event on September 25th. The driver getting the most points in the five events will be the Champion of the Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge and will receive a $1000 cash bonus from Lyons Truck & Trailer. The driver finishing second in the Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge will receive a $500 cash bonus from Lyons Truck & Trailer. The Lyons Truck & Trailer LOR Challenge Points Champion will be honored at the 2016 CRA Awards Banquet.
Friday’s event will be the ninth event of the season for the CRA Street Stocks. Veteran Phil Jenkins is the series Season Championship point’s leader after the series’ first eight events of the 2016 season. Jenkins lead has grown to 51 points over second place Mason Keller heading into Friday night’s event. Andrew Teepe is third in points, he is 10 points behind Keller. James Kirby III is in fourth place after getting his first ever CRA win in the series last event on July 30th at Anderson Speedway, he is 37 points behind Teepe. Colby Lane is in fifth place, he is 73 points behind Kirby III.
Austin Coe picked up his second series win and his second straight “Stock car nights under the lights” win on Friday, July 8th. Other series event winners in 2016 include Josh Poore in the Shady Bowl Speedway 200 lap Triple Crown event on April 23rd and at Anderson Speedway on May 14th, Jason Atkinson in the Anderson Speedway 200 lap Triple Crown event on June 25th, Chuck Barnes Jr. in the Kentucky Motor Speedway 200 lap Triple Crown event on May 29th and Jeff Lane winner of the April 3rd series season opener at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Pit Gates will open on Friday at 5pm, with practice/qualifying beginning at 6:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 7:45 and will include 8 lap heat races and 30 lap features for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks. The Vores Compact Touring Series will have 8 lap heats and a 20 lap feature.
General admission adult tickets for Friday will be $15, kids 12 and under will get in free. The event will feature free parking. A $20 ticket upgrade will be available for indoor seating to watch from a skybox. Skyboxes do not include catering. Pit Passes are $30 for drivers and crew. For more event information contact Lucas Oil Raceway at 317-969-8600 or go to their web site at www.lucasoilraceway.com.
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.