CRA: Columbus: Round six preview

CRA Super Series Set To Battle In The 4th Annual Sizzle Marine Buckeye Bash Presented By EMH&T and 92.3 WCOL At Columbus Motor Speedway Salem, IN (May 31, 2006) -- The CRA Super Series is set once again to battle in the 4th Annual Sizzle Marine...

CRA Super Series Set To Battle In The 4th Annual Sizzle Marine Buckeye Bash Presented By EMH&T and 92.3 WCOL At Columbus Motor Speedway

Salem, IN (May 31, 2006) -- The CRA Super Series is set once again to battle in the 4th Annual Sizzle Marine Buckeye Bash Presented By EMH&T and 92.3 WCOL at Columbus Motor Speedway, in Columbus, Ohio, this Saturday night, June 3rd. Each of the last three 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.

Despite starting eighth, a first lap spin after contact from JR Roahrig that forced a complete restart, and some very strong racing by several drivers at the front, Jack Landis raced his way to his first ever CRA Super Series victory in last season's Sizzle Marine 125 Presented By EMH&T. Crowd favorite and Columbus native Gary St. Amant started on the pole and held the lead for 109 of the first 110 laps before being passed on the outside by Landis. Landis had steadily worked his way up from his eighth place starting position to race behind St. Amant for many laps before proving making a strong pass on the outside to take the lead and eventually the victory.

This years Sizzle Marine 125 Presented By EMH&T will feature another very talented field of CRA Super Series regulars against a tough bunch of local and regional talent. Former ASA Racing Series Champion Gary St. Amant will once again be on hand along with former ASA competitor and Columbus Motor Speedway Champion Robbie Pyle. Local competitors Donnie " Zero" Hill, Robbie "Big Bird" Dean, Tim "The Iceman" Ice and Dave Stacy will be on hand to battle the CRA Super Series regulars entered such as last seasons winner Jack Landis, 2004 Bash victor Scott Hantz, current CRA Super Series points leader Tommy St. John, 2004 series champion Chuck Barnes Jr., 2003 series Champion Bobby Parsley, Eddie Van Meter, Andy Ponstein, JR Roahrig, Jeff Lane, Kenny Tweedy and Rick Turner plus outstanding series rookies Michael Gaier, John Van Doorn, Danny Jackson and Sondi Eden.

Other notable drivers entered include former USA Modified Series Champion Jason Dietsch, 2005 ASA Late Model Series Rookie Of The Year Brian Campbell, son of Fred Campbell winner of the inaugural Buckeye Bash CRA Super Series event and former ASA competitor Greg Usher.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Andy Ponstein , Jeff Lane