Anderson 200 Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock Four Crown Series Event This SaturdayScott Menlen
Salem, IN (June 14, 2017) – The Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will be back in action this Saturday at Anderson Speedway located in Anderson, IN, in the second of two series events at the fast quarter mile in 2017. Saturday’s Anderson 200 Presented by Star Financial Bank will be the second event of the 2017 Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock Four Crown Series, that will feature four 200 lap, $3000 minimum to win events. The first Four Crown event was on April 15th at Shadybowl Speedway where Chuck Barnes Jr. came away with the win. The other two events in the Four Crown will be at Kentucky Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 15th and the Four Crown Series Championship event, which will be at Winchester Speedway on Saturday, August 5th and will feature an increased purse.
In addition to the $3000 minimum to win for each event, there will be a Points Champion from the four events who will receive a $1000 bonus. Second in points will receive a $600 bonus, third place a $400 bonus, then there will be two $250 bonuses from a random draw from the cars that attended all four events. Barnes Jr. leads the Four Crown points by three points over Brett Hudson. Josh Smith is in third with Colby Lane in fourth and Josh Sage in fifth place.
Each Four Crown event winner and the overall Champion will receive a specially designed buckle from Crumrine Buckle Manufacturing. Saturday’s Four Crown Series event will be 4 tire race with a break at lap 100 to add fuel and make adjustments.
Saturday’s event will be the sixth point’s event of the season for the CRA Street Stocks. Barnes Jr. has won three of the first five events, besides his win at Shadybowl he also got wins in the Cabin Fever event on April 2nd at Lucas Oil Raceway and in the EDCO 50 at the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway on May 20th. Josh Poore got the win at the series first Anderson Speedway event on May 7th. Hudson got the win in the series last event at Salem Speedway on June 4th as part of the Casey’s General Store GAS/CRA Challenge.
Hudson is the series Championship point’s leader heading into Saturday night’s event with three second place finishes to go with his win at Salem. Colby Lane is second in series points, he is 17 points behind Hudson. Josh Brading is in third place, he is 16 points behind Lane. J.J. Schafer is fourth in series points, he is 14 points behind Brading. Mason Keller is fifth in points, he is only six points behind Schafer.
With their victories Hudson, Barnes Jr. and Poore are the first three drivers locked into the new CRA Chase Championship format, if they compete in at least 75% of the races leading up to the final four Chase events, to crown the 2017 series Champion.
Poore got the win in last Saturday night’s Anderson Street Stock event, getting the win over Andrew Cook. Poore and Cook are the top two in Anderson Street Stock points.
There is an open practice on Friday at Anderson Speedway, pits open at 4pm with open practice going from 5pm until 8pm. Pit Gates open on Saturday at 3:30pm. Practice is set to begin at 5pm for the CRA Street Stocks with qualifying beginning at 6:30pm. The race program will begin at 8pm and will include a 75 lap feature for the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks. Also in action will be the Anderson Speedway Front Wheel Drives and Thunder Roadsters.
More event and track information is available at www.andersonspeedway.com.
For more information on all the CRA series go to www.cra-racing.com.