CRA: Anderson II: Street Stock preview

CRA STREET STOCKS READY TO RETURN TO ACTION IN SATURDAY'S ANDERSON 150 Salem, IN (July 12, 2006) -- After a month and a half layoff the CRA Street Stocks are ready to return to action in this Saturday's Anderson 150 at Anderson Speedway. The...

CRA STREET STOCKS READY TO RETURN TO ACTION IN SATURDAY'S ANDERSON 150

Salem, IN (July 12, 2006) -- After a month and a half layoff the CRA Street Stocks are ready to return to action in this Saturday's Anderson 150 at Anderson Speedway. The CRA Street Stocks have not raced since the May 29th event at Mt. Lawn Speedway, they were scheduled to compete at Winchester Speedway on June 11th, but that event was postponed until August 27th because of rain.

Current CRA Street Stock point's leader Joe Beaver leads a group of racers eager to return to action at the same track that started off the 2006 season. The season opening 250-lap event at Anderson Speedway on April 8th was a show case event that would give fans a preview of the great racing action that the series has had at every event so far this season. Veteran Anderson racers Rich Boyer and Rod Phipps battled until the checkered flag was displayed giving Boyer the win by a mere .283 of a second over Phipps. Joe Beaver started his streak of three straight third place finishes in that event that saw a total of 40 racecars take the green flag.

Beaver has used his strong finishes of three third place finishes, one second and his win at Mt. Lawn Speedway to take a 52 point lead in points heading into Saturday's event over Boyer. Brian Hopkins, the winner at Baer Field Speedway on May 21st, is currently in third 67 points behind Beaver. Chuck Cook is in fourth 86 points behind with Justin Trinkle in fifth place 95 points behind. Beau Mitchell, the winner of the two events held at Winchester Speedway this season, is currently in sixth place 96 points behind.

The Anderson 150 will feature 28 starters battling for 150 laps to claim the $1,200 first place money. The field will be set through qualifications and a last chance race. There will be no entry fees for CRA and Anderson Speedway members.

Saturday's Anderson 150 will be part of the new Anderson 400 that will also feature the CRA Super Series Late Models in a 250-lap event. Pit gates open at 2pm, practice for the CRA Street Stocks will begin at 6pm with qualifying at 7:15pm.

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