JEFF LANE WINS DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP, TK RACING WINS OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP Salem, IN (November 2, 2005) -- For the first time ever in the history of the CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power the season points championships will have separate...
JEFF LANE WINS DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP, TK RACING WINS OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Salem, IN (November 2, 2005) -- For the first time ever in the history of the CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power the season points championships will have separate winners. Knightstown, Indiana native Jeff Lane captured his first ever CRA Super Series Drivers Points Championship by 47 points over second place finisher Eddie Van Meter and by 54 points over third place Eddie Hoffman. Hoffman's #8 team TK Racing owned by Orland Park, Illinois native Tom Kmak captured there first CRA Super Series Owners Points Championship by 21 points over Hayden Butler's #11 team with driver Jeff Lane, and by 68 over the Muller Motorsports #23 team with driver Eddie Van Meter. Steve Moenck drove the #8 TK Racing car at the June Columbus Speedway event, subbing for Hoffman who was competing for TK Racing in a NASCAR Elite Midwest Series event in Colorado. A close finish in the final points closes out the tightest season long points battle the CRA Super Series has ever had since it's beginning in 1997, even with Lane building a slight lead over the last two events.
2003 CRA Super Series Champion Bobby Parsley finished 4th in series points followed by 2004 CRA Super Series Rookie Of The Year Chris Gabehart in 5th. Veteran series driver JR Roahrig finished in 6th with 2000 CRA Super Series Champion Scott Hantz in 7th. Kenny Tweedy, driving his first full season for veteran series owner Floyd Fehl, finished in 8th. Tommy St. John in his first full season with the series finished in 9th and captured the 2005 Cometic Gaskets/Finishline Fabricating Rookie Of The Year Award. The Y-Town Hustler Rick Turner recovered from early season problems to finish in tenth place.
Teenage Independence, Missouri native Billy Crane finished in 11th in his first full season with the CRA Super Series. Crane was second in the Cometic Gaskets/Finishline Fabricating Rookie Of The Year points behind St. John. Veteran Ohio driver Jack Landis finished in 12th with his MHE Jim Newman owned team. Boris Jurkovic used great early season finishes to grab the 13th position in points, the second Illinois driver in the top fifteen. Another teenage driving sensation Landon Cassill finished in 14th in his first season competing with the CRA Super Series. Cassill is the first driver from Iowa to finish in the top fifteen in series points. Rookie contender Jason Shively rounds out the top fifteen in points in his first season competing with the CRA Super Series.
The 2005 CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday evening, January 7, 2006, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located in the historic Union Station in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana were the 2005 CRA Super Series Owner and Driver Champions will be honored along with all the top fifteen teams in 2005 CRA Super Series Owners Points.