AL COOK JR. WINS CAUTION FREE CRA SPORTSMAN INAUGURAL EVENT AT ANDERSON SPEEDWAY Anderson, IN (April 9, 2006) -- Woodlawn, Indiana's Al Cook Jr. lead from start to finish in claiming the victory in the 50 lap CRA Sportsman inaugural event on...
AL COOK JR. WINS CAUTION FREE CRA SPORTSMAN INAUGURAL EVENT AT ANDERSON SPEEDWAY
Anderson, IN (April 9, 2006) -- Woodlawn, Indiana's Al Cook Jr. lead from start to finish in claiming the victory in the 50 lap CRA Sportsman inaugural event on Sunday afternoon at Anderson Speedway, in Anderson, Indiana. Cook, a regular competitor in the late model division at Baer Field Speedway, led the entire caution free event, but it was not an easy victory for the veteran racer.
Cook, who started from the outside front row, had to fight off the late charge of Keith Sterkowitz, who charged from his sixth place starting position, to put himself on Cook's back bumper over the last 10 laps, while the leaders diced through heavy lap traffic. The slowed progress of the leaders allowed Fast Qualifier Zack Hulvey to close on the leaders as the laps wined down, making it a three-way battle for the win over the last three laps of the event. Hulvey had worked his way through the field from his tenth place starting position. Cook held off the pressure of the younger drivers to claim the victory by 0.364 seconds over Sterkowitz and by 0.580 seconds over Hulvey.
CRA Super Series regular Terry Fisher Jr. finished in fourth making some great passes in the late laps after losing several positions early in the event. Mount Lawn Speedway competitor Scott Hinshaw finished in fifth, to lead the local competitors in the event. Anderson, Indiana native Jon Conklin scored the win in the first CRA Sportsman heat with Cook taking the checkers in the second heat.
The next CRA Sportsman event will be at Baer Field Speedway on Sunday, May 21st.