CRA: Lap leaders update 2005-08-08

Gabehart and Van Meter Lead Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators Season Lap Leader Awards Salem, IN (August 8, 2005) -- Chris Gabehart and Eddie Van Meter currently lead the Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators Season Lap Leader Awards after 12...

Gabehart and Van Meter Lead Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators Season Lap Leader Awards

Salem, IN (August 8, 2005) -- Chris Gabehart and Eddie Van Meter currently lead the Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators Season Lap Leader Awards after 12 of 20 events on the 2005 CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power schedule. Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators, a division of Harris Calorific, will award the CRA Super Series driver that leads the most laps in the regular 100/125/150 lap series events on the 2005 schedule with a set of Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators. Gabehart currently leads in that category with 215 laps lead to date.

Gabehart, the 2004 CRA Super Series Rookie Of The Year, has a 90 lap lead over second place Andy Ponstein who has lead 125 laps in the shorter distance series races. All of Ponstein's lead laps came at the series last event at Kalamazoo Speedway were he led from start to finish of the Bicycle Clay Poker Chips-Menards 125 Presented By Hoosier Racing Tire. Gary St. Amant is currently third with 109 laps lead and is followed by Eddie Van Meter in fourth with 89 laps lead. Eddie Hoffman and Boris Jurkovic round out the top five tied with 87 laps lead. The winner of the last two seasons Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators Season Lap Leader Awards Scott Hantz is currently in 11th place with only 40 laps lead so far in 2005.

In addition, Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators will award the driver who leads the most laps in the special multi lap events on the 2005 CRA Super Series schedule with a set of Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators. The Anderson 400 at Anderson Speedway on July 16th is the only event held in that category to date. Eddie Van Meter leads this category with 172 laps lead, all of which were at the Anderson 400. Eddie Hoffman, winner of the Anderson 400, is in second in that category with 148 laps lead. The series event at Rockford Speedway on September 25th and the All American 300 at Music City Motorplex will be the other special multi lap series events in 2005.

Eddie Van Meter has lead the most laps total with the CRA Super Series this season with 261, yet Van Meter has not won a CRA Super Series event to date. The Harris Cutting Torches & Regulators Season Lap Leader Awards will be presented at the 2005 CRA Super Series Awards Banquet.

Harris Calorific is one of the largest independent manufacturers of gas apparatus equipment in the world. Harris Calorific products are sold and used in over 85 countries throughout the world with manufacturing facilities in Gainesville, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Rathnew, Ireland and Bologna, Italy. Lincoln Electric, the parent company of CRA Super Series sponsor Lincoln Welders, purchased Harris Calorific in 1990. Together, the two organizations provide their customers with an expanded portfolio of high quality products. Additional information can be found at www.harriscal.com, or at www.lincolnelectric.com.

The next CRA Super Series Presented By Spray Power event will be the Anderson 125 Presented By Great Deals this Saturday, August 13th at Anderson Speedway. Pit gates will open at 2pm, practice for the CRA Super Series will begin at 4:30pm with qualifying at 6:30pm. The race program will begin at 8pm. More information is available at www.craracing.net.

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