CRA: Street Stocks Winchester preview

Joe Beaver Looks To Claim The 2006 MAX 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks Championship This Weekend At Winchester Speedway Salem, IN (October 11, 2006) -- Noblesville, Indiana veteran racer Joe Beaver looks to claim the 2006 Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street ...

Joe Beaver Looks To Claim The 2006 MAX 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks Championship This Weekend At Winchester Speedway

Salem, IN (October 11, 2006) -- Noblesville, Indiana veteran racer Joe Beaver looks to claim the 2006 Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks Championship as the series returns to action for it's season championship event this Saturday at Winchester Speedway as part of the 35th Annual Ed Martin Auto Group Winchester 400 weekend. Beaver goes into the event with a 58-point lead over second place Chuck Cook with 889 points and a 59-point lead over third place Brian Hopkins with 888 points. Beaver's consistent top five finishes and one victory at Mt. Lawn Speedway have kept him in the series points lead since the May 7th event at Winchester Speedway.

Both Cook and Hopkins gained points on Beaver in the series last event, the MAX 200 Presented By Pier-Mac Plastics on Sunday, September 17th. Cook finished third in that event, running with the leaders the entire event that was eventually won by Beau Mitchell. Hopkins, a winner with the series at Baer Field Speedway, finished in sixth in that event while Beaver dropped out on lap 132 giving him a 15th place finish. Rich Boyer, a two-time series winner in 2006 at both the series events at Anderson Speedway, is still in the hunt for the championship, he is currently in fourth place with 883 points.

Bubba Trinkle currently sets in fifth place with 827 points. Mike Riddle Jr. is in sixth with 804 points. Craig Cookingham, the winner in the Labor Day Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stock event is in seventh with 777 points. Rod Phipps is in eighth with 760 points, and Doug Riddle is in ninth with 723 points. Tenth place in points is Beau Mitchell, the King of the Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stock events at Winchester Speedway this season. Mitchell has won four of the five Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stock events held at Winchester Speedway so far this season including the $5000 to win MAX 200 Presented By Pier-Mac Plastics. He did not race in the Labor Day show won by Cookingham.

The series is expected to draw close to 40 cars for this weekends MAX 40 season championship event. The 2006 season was a very successful second year for the CRA Street Stocks. To date the series has had 118 different drivers participate in the 10 events held so far this season averaging 38 cars a show. Rules for the 2007 season will be released soon, and work has begun on the 2007 schedule.

Go to www.winchesterspeedway.com to purchase advanced tickets for the 35th Annual Ed Martin Auto Group Winchester 400 Weekend or for more information on the weekend including a detailed schedule of events as well as ticket and pit pass pricing.

-credit: cra

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