CRA: Kalamazoo: Round 12 preview

CRA SUPER SERIES READY FOR BIG DOUBLE-HEADER WEEKEND Salem, IN (July 26, 2006) -- The CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power is ready for a big double-header weekend starting this Friday night at the famed Kalamazoo Speedway located just...

CRA SUPER SERIES READY FOR BIG DOUBLE-HEADER WEEKEND

Salem, IN (July 26, 2006) -- The CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power is ready for a big double-header weekend starting this Friday night at the famed Kalamazoo Speedway located just North of Kalamazoo, Michigan. This will be the third series event held at Kalamazoo Speedway, legendary Michigan racer Fred Campbell won the first ever series event held their in 2002.

Last season local favorite Andy Ponstein took full advantage of starting on the pole to lead every lap of the series event to get the win. The Jenison, Michigan native jumped out to the lead when the green flag dropped and used his numerous years of experience on the tough 3/8 mile oval to stay out front. JR Roahrig set a new track record in qualifying and worked his way from his fourth place starting position to get second, followed by Jack Landis in third, Eddie Hoffman in fourth and Jeff Lane in fifth.

The state of Michigan will be well represented in Friday night's CRA 125 Presented By Boyne Machine and Curtis Marketing including last year's winner Andy Ponstein. Other Michigan drivers expected to compete include Wyoming, Michigan native Brian Campbell, son of the legendary Fred Campbell, Berlin winner Tim Curry of Allegan, Kalamazoo native Jeff Bozell, early season rookie competitors Coldwater's Michael Gaier and Coopersville's John Van Doorn. Current CD-2 Rookie Of The Year competitor 16 year old Alec Carll from Grand Rapids, Dowagiac's Doug True, Comstock Park's Greg Usher, Hudsonville's Terry Van Haitsma, Mt. Morris's Johnny Belott, West Olive's Billy Shotko and Spring Lake's Andrew Conklin.

On Saturday the CRA Super Series teams will travel 90 miles south to New Paris Speedway located in New Paris, Indiana. The Spray Power 125 Presented By Professional Drivers Institute will be the first ever CRA Super Series event at the tough ¼ mile semi-banked oval. Local competitors expected to compete include legendary late model racer Bobby Blount of Walkerton who has three series victories to his credit. Mishawaka's JR Roahrig, currently third in CRA Super Series points and winner of the CRA Super Series event held in June at Plymouth Speedway, CD-2 Rookie Of The Year competitor Rich Segvich of Michigan City and New Paris Speedway regular late model competitor Donny Klotz of Elkhart, who has also ran in selected series events the past two seasons.

On Friday at Kalamazoo Speedway pits open at 1pm, practice will be begin at 3pm, qualifying at 5:15pm with the race program including the CRA 125 Presented By Boyne Machine and Curtis Marketing beginning at 7pm.

On Saturday at New Paris Speedway pits will open at 12noon, practice will begin at 2pm, qualifying at 5pm with the race program including the Spray Power 125 Presented By Professional Drivers Institute beginning at 7pm.

More information is available on both events at www.craracing.net.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Andy Ponstein , Jeff Lane