Amonett Gets Third Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Win of the Season at Fall BrawlScott Menlen
Salem, IN (September 16, 2019) – Ryan Amonett picked up his series leading third Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS win of the season, leading all 40 laps in Sunday’s Fall Brawl event at Lucas Oil Raceway. Amonett also won the $5,000 to win Crown Jewell non-points event at Baer Field Motorsports Park on July 6th and the $3,000 to win Four Crown event at Shadybowl Speedway on July 28th prior to getting his first ever Fall Brawl victory on Sunday.
“This is a pretty cool win for me,” remarked Amonett in victory lane. “I’ve seen the boxing gloves the winners always get for this event and thought it would be cool to win a pair of those. The car really surprised me how good it was. It worried me a little when we lost the big lead, but it didn’t miss a beat on the restart, and we beat one of the best who’s won these gloves before. Have to thank my car owner Scott Chew and all these guys who work on this car for me!”
Amonett was able to get around front row starters James Kirby and Scotty Tomasik from his third place starting position on the first lap to grab the early lead after Allstar Performance Fast Qualifier Chuck Barnes Jr. drew an eight for the events inverted start. While Amonett got the lead, there was an intense battle for positions throughout the top 10.
Chuck Barnes Jr. worked his way from his eighth place starting position to second but was almost half a track behind Amonett when the caution flew when Rich Geraghty spun in turn one bringing the field back together. Amonett quickly went back to the lead coming back to green, but the caution flew again for Scotty Tomasik’s spin just after taking the green on lap 27.
Amonett and Barnes Jr. were on the front row again as the green flag flew with Amonett getting the jump and keeping the lead, eventually pulling away to get a three second victory over Barnes Jr. Amonett was awarded the AR Bodies Cool Move of the Race Award for keeping his lead over the last two restarts with Barnes Jr.
Barnes Jr. would have to settle for second. 2016 series Champion Phil Jenkins finished in third and battled in the top five throughout the race. 2014 and 2015 series Champion Jason Atkinson finished in fourth, the highest of the series Chase for the Championship contenders. J.J. Schafer finished in fifth place, second among the Chase for the Championship drivers.
Veteran Central Indiana racer Steve Blair battled from his 17th place starting position to finish in sixth earning the TCI Hardcharger Award. Andrew Teepe finished in seventh, third among the Chase for the Championship contenders. Jacob McElfresh finished in eighth, fourth among the Chase for the Championship contenders. Trey Gregory finished in ninth. Leading series rookie Dallas Frueh finished in 10th after starting 19th and earned the KRJ Race Products Sweet Move of the Race Award for advancing nine positions in the event and all the work they did fixing the car to be able to race Sunday after issues on Saturday.
The next event for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks is the third event of the Chase for the Championship at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, September 28th.
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