CRA: Brian Ross to return to series

Two Time CRA Super Series Champion Brian Ross To Return To Action At Plymouth Speedway On Sunday Salem, IN (June 9, 2006) -- Two Time CRA Super Series Champion Brian Ross will return to action in this Sunday's Braun Auto Group 100 CRA ...

Two Time CRA Super Series Champion Brian Ross To Return To Action At Plymouth Speedway On Sunday

Salem, IN (June 9, 2006) -- Two Time CRA Super Series Champion Brian Ross will return to action in this Sunday's Braun Auto Group 100 CRA Super Series sanctioned event at Plymouth Speedway. Ross, a native of Plymouth, Indiana, will make the start in a car owned by legendary late model crew chief Bill Rievley. Ross, the only two-time Champion with the series, won his first title in a miraculous 1999 season that saw Ross set season record for wins with 9 and the season record for top five finishes with 15 in the 18 series events held that season. Ross beat Brian Rievley, the 1998 series Champion and son of Bill Rievley, by 173 points.

Ross moved to the ARCA RE/MAX Series for the 2000 racing season winning that series Rookie Of The Year Award, but lost his ARCA ride at the end of that season. Ross returned to the CRA Super Series for the 2001 season were he preceded to win his second series Championship over 2000 series Champion Scott Hantz by 55 points. The wins got harder to get with Ross capturing two wins that season. Ross continues to hold the series record for total wins with 22, in second is Junior Hanley with 18, current CRA Super Series points leader Scott Hantz is third with 15 wins.

Ross last raced with the CRA Super Series at Plymouth Speedway on September 1, 2002 in the Acker Plastics/Braun Auto Group 150, were he finished in 4th after an exciting late battle through the field after being sent to the tail after contact with Bobby Parsley while battling for the lead on lap 69 of the 150-lap event. That event was also the last time the CRA Super Series held an event at Plymouth Speedway, the series was scheduled to have an event at that track in 2003, but the event was rained out. Scott Hantz snapped a 22 race winless streak in getting the victory in the Acker Plastics/Braun Auto Group 150, Joel Kauffman finished in second on his way to winning the 2002 series Championship.

Hantz has three CRA Super Series victories in the four series events held at Plymouth Speedway. Brian Ross has the other series victory at Plymouth Speedway, which was one of his victories during his the 2001 Championship season, Hantz finished second in that event.

Other notable expected entries for Sunday's CRA Super Series sanctioned non-points event include series current points leader and Plymouth Speedway series victory leader Scott Hantz. Local CRA Super Series competitor, Mishawaka, Indiana's JR Roahrig, who has competed in the Plymouth Speedway late model division the last two Sundays, along with 1997 series Champion Kenny Tweedy. Former ASA competitor Jack Landis is expected, as is Elkhart, Indiana native Donny Klotz. Former Illiana Motor Speedway Champions Dave Weltmeyer and John Nutley are expected to compete along with fellow Chicagoland area racers Jack Kalwasinski, Nick Baran, Jeff Cannon, Brett Sontag, Steven Brooks, Scott Koerner, Mike White, Dave Gentile Jr., and Brian Muick along with Wisconsin racer Chris Weinkauf.

Pit gates open for Sunday's event for the CRA Super Series competitors at 12 Noon. Practice will begin at 2:30pm with qualifying at 4:30pm. The evening race program will begin at 6:30pm and will include the Braun Auto Group 100. More information is available on the event at www.plymouthspeedway.net or at www.craracing.net.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Steven Brooks , Brian Ross , Brett Sontag , Joel Kauffman