CRA: Winchester preview

MAX 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks and CRA Sportsman Return To Action This Sunday At Winchester Speedway Salem, IN (August 24, 2006) -- The Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks and CRA Sportsman return to action this Sunday, August 27th at ...

MAX 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks and CRA Sportsman Return To Action This Sunday At Winchester Speedway

Salem, IN (August 24, 2006) -- The Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks and CRA Sportsman return to action this Sunday, August 27th at Winchester Speedway. The Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks and CRA Sportsman will join the USAC National Sprint Car Series, who will be racing in the Kenny Irwin Memorial, in providing fans an exciting afternoon of racing action on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway. This event was originally scheduled for June 11th, but was postponed because of rain.

Owensboro, Kentucky native Beau Mitchell was the winner of the last Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stock event at Winchester Speedway on Sunday, August 13th. Mitchell, the events fast qualifier, came from the tail after suffering a flat tire early in the event to get the victory, which was his third in a row at Winchester Speedway with the Street Stocks. Brian Hopkins came in second, Mike Riddle Jr. in third, Chuck Cook in fourth and Mike Miller in fifth.

Noblesville, Indiana veteran racer Joe Beaver is the current point leader by 21 over Anderson, Indiana native Rich Boyer, who was forced to drive another competitors car at the last event after suffering transmission problems in his racecar during practice. Brian Hopkins is currently third 32 points behind Beaver, while Chuck Cook is fifth 73 points behind. Justin "Bubba" Trinkle is in fifth, 101 points behind Beaver with four events left in the season for the Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks including the 200 lap, $5000 to win event on September 17th.

Al Cook Jr. got the last CRA Sportsman victory on July 23rd at Winchester Speedway, it was the first race Cook Jr. ever raced at Winchester Speedway. Cook had to hold off a late charge from Terry Fisher Jr. who finished in second. Terry Gater finished in third in his first CRA Sportsman event of the season. Point's leader Keith Sterkowitz finished in fourth with Rick Tackman Jr. in fifth.

Sterkowitz, a native of Cedar Lake, Indiana currently holds a slim 2-point lead over Terry Fisher Jr. with three events still left in the 2006 CRA Sportsman season. Al Cook Jr. is currently in third 24 points behind Sterkowitz. The Tim Bennet owned #1 Sportsman is currently in fourth 50 points behind Sterkowitz while Zach Hulvey is in fifth 54 points behind in what looks like a tough points battle that will go down to the series final event on Friday, October 13th a part of the Winchester 400 weekend.

Pit gates open this Sunday for the special "twilight" event at 11am. Practice will begin at 1:30pm with qualifying at 3pm. The race program will begin at 5pm and will include both heat races and features for all three divisions racing Sunday. Advanced tickets can be purchased on line at www.winchesterspeedway.com.

More information on the Max 93.5/96.7 CRA Street Stocks and CRA Sportsman is available at www.craracing.net.

-credit: cra

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Stock car
Drivers Terry Fisher , Mike Miller