Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Continue Chase Sunday at Lucas Oil RacewayScott Menlen
Salem, IN (September 26, 2018) – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will be back in action this weekend in the 2018 CRA Fall Brawl at Lucas Oil Raceway, located just outside of Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. The CRA Fall Brawl 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.
The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman kicked off their 2018 season at Mt. Lawn Speedway, on May 27th were Danny Trent went to victory lane. The series second event was contested on Saturday, June 23rd t Baer Field Motorsports Park were Tommy Cook got the win. The third event was the first Triple Crown event at Mt. Lawn Speedway on July 1st were Jeff Marcum got the win. Marcum made it two in a row with the win in the second Triple Crown race Anderson Speedway on July 14th. Marcum made it three series wins in a row with the win at Anderson Speedway on July 28th. Hunter Jack got the win in the final Triple Crown Series event at Baer Field Motorsports Park on August 18th. 2016 series Champion Eddie Van Meter got the win in the series event on September 3rd at Winchester Speedway. Kent Baledge got his first ever CRA victory in the series last event at Anderson Speedway on September 15th.
With non-Chase drivers Van Meter and Baledge winning the first two Chase for the Championship events, points will be very important in Sunday’s third Chase event, as only four of the six Chase drivers will get to compete for the series 2018 Championship on October 13th on Winchester 400 Weekend. If any of the six Chase drivers wins on Sunday, they will automatically be locked into the Championship event, the other three positions would then be determined by points after Sunday’s event. If none of the Chase drivers win on Sunday, the final four Chase drivers to race for the Championship would be determined by points after Sunday’s event.
Brandon Varney currently leads the series points heading into Sunday’s event after his best series finish to date of third at the last Anderson Speedway event. Tony Brutti is in second place, he is seven points behind Varney. Rookie Zachary Tinkle is in third place, he is only one point behind Brutti. 2007 series Champion Billy Hutson is in fourth place, he is four points behind Tinkle. Fellow rookie Chris Shannon is in fifth place, he is only two points behind Hutson. Neil McClelland is in sixth place, he is three points behind Shannon.
The 2018 CRA Fall Brawl gets started on Saturday, with the pit gates opening at 8:30am, with load in of all participating teams. The six divisions racing in this year’s Fall Brawl include the Midwest Super Modifieds, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, the Vores Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, the I-CAR All-Star Modified Tour, the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks and the Vores Compact Touring Series presented by Mercer County Electric. Practice starts at 12noon for all six divisions, each division will get two rounds of practice. Qualifying for all six divisions begins at 4:15pm. Unlike past Fall Brawl’s, there will be racing Saturday night including heats and a feature for the Midwest Super Modifieds, a feature for the Vores Compact Touring Series, plus Vintage Sprint Cars, two Motorcycle Stunts and Fireworks to end the night on Saturday.
On Sunday, pit gates open at 10:00am. Racing will begin at 1pm and will include a 40 lap feature for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, the Fall Brawl 100 Presented by JEGS.com for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, a 40 lap feature for the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks, a 40 lap feature for the I-CAR All-Star Modified Tour and the 25 lap Vore’s Cup for the Vore’s Compact Touring Series to finish off the day.
More event and track information is available at www.lucasoilraceway.com.
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