CRA: Winchester race summary 2006-05-08

BO MITCHELL MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW WITH THE CRA STREET STOCKS Winchester, IN (May 8, 2006) -- Owensboro, Kentucky native Bo Mitchell started third for the Max 50, Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stock race on Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway...

BO MITCHELL MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW WITH THE CRA STREET STOCKS

Winchester, IN (May 8, 2006) -- Owensboro, Kentucky native Bo Mitchell started third for the Max 50, Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stock race on Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway and wasted no time in getting to the front. He took the lead on the seventh lap and stayed there the rest of the race despite several strong cars working their way up to challenge him. Each challenger's car dropped out as the race progressed and Mitchell was able to hold off a very loose Justin "Bubba" Trinkle to get the win, his second win in a row at Winchester Speedway with the CRA Street Stocks Series.

"I was real worried about the guys coming up through the traffic, but one by one they dropped out and I was in the right place to win." Mitchell commented. "I was tying to save the tires for the later part of the race, and that worked like I hoped it would."

Mitchell survived a near catastrophe with nine laps to go when John Heck's car developed an oil leak and sprayed oil around the track. Mitchell spun narrowly missing a lapped car also spinning, recovered and continued to lead.

The racing through the pack was spirited throughout the race. Rich Boyer slipped into second briefly, but was forced into the pits for a flat tire. He returned to the race two laps down and ran with the leaders pushing them in an attempt to get his laps back.

Fast Qualifier Bret Miles was moving through the field from his tenth place starting position when he developed engine problems and retired on lap 28. Joe Beaver worked hard to get to third and had a chance at more but the caution flags fell at inopportune time for Beaver and he settled for his third place finish. Beaver has finished third in all three CRA Street Stock events so far this season.

After two races without a car being hauled off the track on a hook, the Max 50 ended that streak. A total of 7 cautions were call to clean the track after various accidents.

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