CRA: Series to team up with USAR at IRP

CRA SUPER SERIES TO TEAM WITH THE HOOTERS PRO CUP SERIES AT IRP AGAIN IN 2006 Salem, IN (November 22, 2005) -- CRA Super Series officials and USAR officials have announced that the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series will team up again with the CRA...

CRA SUPER SERIES TO TEAM WITH THE HOOTERS PRO CUP SERIES AT IRP AGAIN IN 2006

Salem, IN (November 22, 2005) -- CRA Super Series officials and USAR officials have announced that the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series will team up again with the CRA Super Series for another exciting stock car special event at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2006. The event will be moved from May to Saturday, June 17, 2006 and will now be a one day show with all practice and qualifying during the day and 300 laps of Saturday night stock car racing action under the lights at IRP. The Hooters Pro Cup Northern Series will have a 200-lap feature event that will be followed by a 100-lap CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power feature event.

"We are very excited to be having an event with the Hooters Pro Cup Series again in 2006," remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of the CRA Super Series. "Fans will have an excellent opportunity to see two of the top short track touring divisions racing for 300 action packed laps under the lights at one of the premier racing facilities in America. We are really looking forward to working with everyone with USAR to promote this great event again, we would like to thank Gene and Tony Cox of USAR for allowing us to be a part of the IRP show again in 2006"

The Hooters Pro Cup Series has had several former CRA Super Series drivers become both regulars and part-time drivers with their series including two-time CRA Super Series Champion Brian Ross and 2002 CRA Super Series Champion Joel Kauffman, who have both become winners in the Hooters Pro Cup Series. Other former or current CRA Super Series drivers competing with the Hooters Pro Cup Series include Shelby Howard, Glenn Gault, Jim Crabtree Jr., and Gary St. Amant.

Pole sitter Evan Jackson grabbed the lead from the drop of the green flag the of Greystone Concrete 100 Presented By Galbreath, Inc. at Indianapolis Raceway Park on Sunday, May 15th, 2005, many times pulling away to a several car length lead, until a flat tire on a restart on lap 86 handed the lead to Scott Hantz. Hantz had managed to close on Jackson during longer green flag runs during the event, but seemed destine to finish second until fate stepped in. Hantz had to fight off a hard charging Boris Jurkovic, who was looking to make it two series wins in a row for the series rookie contender. Jurkovic had patiently worked his way from his fifth starting position to Hantz's rear bumper when Jackson dropped out. Jurkovic challenged Hantz for several laps until series veteran Jeff Lane suddenly became a factor in the late laps causing Jurkovic to have to turn his attention from passing Hantz to holding off Lane for second. Fast Qualifier Steve Moenck finished in fourth with JR Roahrig coming from his tenth starting position to finish fifth.

The CRA Super Series has had thirteen events at Indianapolis Raceway Park since the series started in 1997. Brian Ross currently holds the record for the highest number of victories with the series at IRP with four. Scott Hantz and Junior Hanley both have three series victories a piece at IRP with Kenny Tweedy, Fred Campbell and Evan Jackson all having one victory apiece.

Additional information is available on the CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power at www.craracing.net. Additional information is available on the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series at www.usarprocup.com.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Shelby Howard , Brian Ross , Jeff Lane , Joel Kauffman