Crump Wins JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Fall Brawl Event at Lucas Oil RacewayZach Hiser
Salem, IN. (October 10, 2021) – Brighton, Michigan driver Kyle Crump continued his great 2021 season by picking up his second all-time JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance victory in Saturday night’s Allgaier Performance Parts Fall Brawl 100 at Lucas Oil Raceway. Crump led all 100 laps and held off several challengers on restarts to get the win.
“This had been a great 2021 season, “ remarked Crump in victory lane. “To win at Anderson Speedway and Berlin Raceway with the Rosen’s was great, and now to get the Crosstown Motorsports guys their first ever CRA win tonight at Lucas Oil Raceway was awesome. You see the pictures of the guys with the boxing gloves after winning the Fall Brawl events, those are so cool, and now a have a pair! I have to thank this great team for giving me this opportunity, they are still brand new to this deal, but we have showed how good this team is in the two races we’ve done with the JEGS Tour this year!”
Crump went to victory lane with the ARCA/CRA Super Series in the Redbud 400 in July and again in the Battle at Berlin 150 at Berlin Raceway in August for car owners Stan and Judi Rosen and is one of the four drivers who will race for that series’ Championship next Sunday in the 50th Lucas Oil Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway. The Crosstown Motorsports Team finished third in their CRA debut in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Birch Run Speedway on July 31st.
Crump took full advantage of his pole starting position to grab the lead at the drop of the green flag after Jerico Performance Parts Fast Qualifier Mike Bursley drew an eight for the events inverted start. Outside pole sitter Brandon Oakley challenged Crump through the early laps but could not make up any ground.
The event was red flagged on lap 44 after Evan Shotko hit the wall in turns three and four after an oil line came loose creating a large clean up in turn four and down the front-stretch.
Shotko’s crew worked hard and got him back into the race, but Shotko spun on the backstretch on the restart creating a second quick caution after hard contact with the inside wall that ended his night.
Crump kept his lead over Oakley on the restart while sixth place starter Kyle Jones and ninth place starter Brian Campbell started working their way through the field creating a tough battle for second through fifth place when series rookie Andrew Scheid joined the fray with Oakley.
Jones was able to get to second but didn’t have enough to catch Crump who went on to get the win even with a lap 84 restart after Kevin Cremonesi spun on the front stretch setting up another tough restart. For his passes to get to second Jones picked up the Sweet Manufacturing Sweet Move of the race award.
Campbell would finish in third from his ninth place starting position and picked up a Hoosier Race Tire Performance Award. Oakley would fall back to finish fourth after running in second for most of the race.
Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year candidate Andrew Scheid put on another great performance in finishing fifth and picking up the Senneker Performance Rookie of the Race Award for the third straight event. Scheid’s crew received the PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award after having to change a transmission after the first practice session and came back to qualify fifth and get the teams third straight top five finish even after missing the entire second practice session.
Saturday’s race was the last in the series’ 2021 Chase for the Championship preliminary races setting up the three drivers along with Regular Season Champion Cody Coughlin, who will race for the series 2021 Championship this Friday night at Winchester Speedway. The other three drivers are Scheid, Chase Burda and rookie Tanner Jack.
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Photo – John Lund