CRA: Toledo 2006 event announcement

CRA Super Series To Be Part Of Twin 100's 4th Of July Weekend Event At Toledo Speedway In 2006 Salem, IN (December 13, 2005) -- Toledo Speedway and CRA Super Series officials have announced that the CRA Super Series will be a part of the Twin ...

CRA Super Series To Be Part Of Twin 100's 4th Of July Weekend Event At Toledo Speedway In 2006

Salem, IN (December 13, 2005) -- Toledo Speedway and CRA Super Series officials have announced that the CRA Super Series will be a part of the Twin 100's 4th Of July Weekend event at the famed Toledo Speedway in 2006. The event is set to take place on the ½ mile banked oval on Sunday, July 2nd, with a rain date of Monday, July 3rd. The CRA Super Series will have a 100-lap event and will be companioned with a 100-lap Royal Glass City Gold Cup ARCA Outlaw Late Model event.

"We are very excited about returning to Toledo Speedway again in 2006 and having the Royal Glass City Gold Cup ARCA Outlaw Late Models racing with us," remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of the CRA Super Series. "It is a great format that offers fans the opportunity to see the best of both types of late model racing competing on the same night. Just as it has in the past this event will have several drivers that will compete in both divisions. Needless to say, as usual it will be a very exciting night of racing with on track fireworks at Toledo Speedway!"

The CRA Super Series has now had seven events at Toledo Speedway since August 4th, 2000 when Harold Fair Jr. won his first ever CRA Super Series event. Canadian racing legend Junior Hanley has had the most success at Toledo Speedway with the CRA Super Series, capturing one win in 2001 and one win in 2002. NASCAR Busch Series Rookie Driver Joel Kauffman won his first ever CRA Super Series event in May of 2002 at Toledo Speedway on his way to winning the 2002 CRA Super Series Championship. Veteran Michigan driver Fred Campbell cruised to victory at the CRA Super Series event at Toledo Speedway in 2003, taking over the lead from Jeff Lane on lap 24 to get the win. Jeff Lane beat Scott Hantz in a very exciting event in 2004 that featured several laps of side by side racing action for the lead of the event.

Last seasons A.P. Racing Engines 100 for the CRA Super Series at Toledo Speedway on Sunday, May 29th was yellow flagged twice for rain and finally halted after 91 laps when the rain came and stayed, giving Johnny Belott III his first ever CRA Super Series victory by a few feet over Eddie Van Meter. Belott and Van Meter, who was also trying to capture his first ever CRA Super Series victory, put on an exciting show of side by side racing with Van Meter edging Belott by inches at the line the two laps prior to the yellow. The rain came down hard as the cars reached the backstretch causing Van Meter to bobble slightly right before the final yellow was displayed freezing the field giving the victory to Belott of Mt. Morris, Michigan.

Toledo Speedway's resurgence as one of the premier short tracks in the Midwest continues under the guidance of ARCA President Ron Drager and Detroit-area businessman Roy Mott who purchased the track in January of 1999. Toledo Speedway has had a numerous improvements with the new ownership including a new pit road inside the track and a large paved back pit area with a very racer friendly tech building, restrooms and concession area. The track also features a new race control tower and suites above the grandstands, as well as a new back pit area grandstand.

Additional information can be found on Toledo Speedway at www.arcaracing.com. Additional information on the CRA Super Series can be found at www.craracing.net.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Jeff Lane , Joel Kauffman