CRA: Buckeye Bash on 2007 schedule

CRA Super Series To Be Part Of The 5th Annual Buckeye Bash At Columbus Motor Speedway Salem, IN (December 10, 2006) -- CRA Super Series officials have announced that the CRA Super Series will be a part of the 5th Annual Buckeye Bash on ...

CRA Super Series To Be Part Of The 5th Annual Buckeye Bash At Columbus Motor Speedway

Salem, IN (December 10, 2006) -- CRA Super Series officials have announced that the CRA Super Series will be a part of the 5th Annual Buckeye Bash on Saturday, June 2nd, 2007 at Columbus Motor Speedway. The CRA Super Series has raced in every Buckeye Bash since it's beginning during the 2003 season. Each of the last four CRA Super Series events with the Buckeye Bash have been classic battles with the top series talent racing against a star studded field on the flat 1/3-mile track.

2003 CRA Super Series Champion Bobby Parsley profited from an early "high groove only" practice session at Columbus Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 3, 2006 by learning the quick way around the high side of the track, a lesson he used throughout the 4th Annual Buckeye Bash. Parsley led seven drivers who broke the track record in Appleton Rack & Pinion Qualifying, he started sixth and chased down the leader within 17 laps. The next forty laps Parsley and leader Donnie Hill, a legend at Columbus Motor Speedway, raced side by side with Parsley on the outside, with Hill narrowly keeping the lead each lap on the inside. Just after taking the crossed flags for half way Parsley drove in deep on the outside in the third turn and beat Hill to the line to take the lead for good going on to win by almost two seconds.

2006 and 2002 CRA Super Series Champion Scott Hantz finished in second while former Columbus great and ASA Racing Series Champion Gary St. Amant charged from his ninth place starting position to finish in third catching and passing Hill on the white flag lap. Hill held on to finish in fourth while 2004 CRA Super Series Champion Chuck Barnes Jr. finished in fifth.

The list of previous winners with the CRA Super Series in the Buckeye Bash is a very impressive veteran group including 2005 winner Jack Landis, who came back from a first lap spin to get the victory, his first ever with the CRA Super Series. In 2004 Scott Hantz held off a hard charging Robbie Pyle to get the victory. In 2003 veteran Michigan racer Fred Campbell used the outside groove to make a pass on Andy Ponstein to get the victory. The CRA Super Series raced an event in 2002 before the start of the Annual Buckeye Bash. Veteran Canadian racer Junior Hanley claimed the first ever CRA Super Series victory on Columbus Motor Speedway that season.

Additional information on the CRA Super Series can be found at www.craracing.net Additional information on Columbus Motor Speedway is available at www.columbusspeedway.com

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