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Scott Hantz Wins The 2006 Scott Performance Wire Six State Challenge Salem, IN (October 3, 2006) -- With his second place finish in the Chicago International Trucks 200 at Rockford Speedway on September 23rd, CRA Super Series veteran racer Scott...

Scott Hantz Wins The 2006 Scott Performance Wire Six State Challenge

Salem, IN (October 3, 2006) -- With his second place finish in the Chicago International Trucks 200 at Rockford Speedway on September 23rd, CRA Super Series veteran racer Scott Hantz has won the 2006 Scott Performance Wire Six State Challenge, an award program based upon six selected CRA Super Series points events in the six states the series had points events in 2006. Hantz finished with a total of 487 points in the five events that were held with the challenge, the six event was suppose to be at I-70 Speedway in Odessa, Missouri, but that event was canceled because of weather.

The Scott Performance Wire Six State Challenge began with the All American 150 CRA Super Series season opening event at the Music City Motorplex at the Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee on March 18th. The second event was the Berlin 125 At Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. The third event was Saturday, July 29th at New Paris Speedway in New Paris, Indiana. The fourth event was on August 11th at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio were Scott Hantz got his first victory of the 2006 season. The fifth event was the Chicago International Trucks 200 at the 41st Annual National Short Track Championships At Rockford Speedway.

Hantz will receive a $600 bonus and a set of Scott Performance Wires at the 2006 season awards banquet for winning the Scott Performance Wire Six State Challenge. Hantz's margin of victory was 61 points over second place Eddie Van Meter, it was the largest margin of victory in the Scott Performance Wire Challenge since it started in 2002. Hantz was the winner of the 2004 edition of the Scott Performance Wire Challenge with a 44-point victory over Junior Hanley.

Van Meter used his fourth place finish in the Chicago International Trucks 200 to move into second place with 426 points, going into the Rockford event Van Meter was in fifth place, he passed Tommy St. John, JR Roahrig with his finish over them at Rockford and Jack Landis, who did not race in the that event. Van meter will receive a $400 bonus at the 2006 season awards banquet.

Tommy St. John finished in third place in the Scott Performance Wire Six State Challenge with 424 points and will receive a $200 bonus at the 2006 season awards banquet. JR Roahrig finished in fourth place with 417 points and Danny Jackson finished in fifth with 370 points.

-credit: cra

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