Salem, IN (August 6, 2019) – The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will have their third event with the 2019 Four Crown Series this Saturday at Anderson Speedway. The event was originally scheduled to take place on June 15th but was postponed and rescheduled because of weather.
The Four Crown Series will feature in 2019, four 200 lap, $3000 minimum to win events. The first Four Crown event was held on Sunday, July 14th at the Indianapolis Speedrome were Ben Tunny got his first ever CRA win. The second event was held on Sunday, July 28th at Mt. Lawn Speedway, were Ryan Amonett got the win. The Four Crown Series Championship event will be at Shadybowl Speedway on Saturday, August 24th.
The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks had a very popular Triple Crown Series from 2014 through 2016 with the events at Shadybowl Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway and Anderson Speedway. Jason Atkinson won the Triple Crown Series Championship in 2014 and 2015 with Brett Hudson winning the 2016 Championship. The series was expanded to the Four Crown Series for 2017 with Chuck Barnes Jr. winning the title. The series was expanded to a Five Crown Series in 2018, but two events were cancelled because of weather, Jacob McElfresh was the 2018 Champion.
In addition to the $3000 minimum to win for each event, there will be a Points Champion from the four events who will receive a $1000 bonus. Second in points will receive a $600 bonus, third place a $400 bonus, then there will be two $250 bonuses from a random draw from the cars that attended all four events. Each of the Four Crown Series events will be 4 tire races, all four will have a break at lap 100 to add fuel and make adjustments. Each Four Crown event winner and the overall Champion will receive a specially designed buckle from Crumrine Buckle Manufacturing.
Saturday will be the eighth event of the 2019 season for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks, who opened their 2019 season at Anderson Speedway on April 13th, were Bret Miles Jr. got the victory. Chuck Barnes Jr. won the second event of the season on June 1st at Bristol Motor Speedway. Atkinson picked up the win at the series third event of the season on June 29th at Baer Field Motorsports Park. Ryan Amonett got the win in the series fourth event of the season, the non-points $5,000 to win Crown Jewel event at Baer Field on July 6th. Ben Tunney won the fifth event of the season at the Indianapolis Speedrome on July 14th. Amonett returned to victory lane in the sixth event of the season on July 28th at Mt. Lawn Speedway. Chad Pendleton picked up his first series win in the series last event on Sunday at Kil-Kare Raceway.
Andrew Teepe comes into Saturday’s event as the new series points leader. McElfresh is now second in points, he is only four points behind Teepe. J.J. Schafer is now third in series points, he is 38 points behind McElfresh. 2014 and 2015 Series Champion Atkinson is now fourth in series points, he is nine points behind Schafer but with his win at Baer Field is locked into the series 2019 Chase for the Championship as long as he runs in 70% of the series races leading up to the Chase. Daniel Adams is fifth in series points, he is 51 points behind Atkinson.
After two events, Jason Thompson is the Four Crown points leader. Atkinson is in second, only two points behind Thompson. Teepe is third in Four Crown points, he is 13 points behind Atkinson. McElfresh is fourth in Four Crown points, he is 14 points behind Teepe. Schafer is fifth in Four Crown points, he is six points behind McElfresh.
There is an open practice at Anderson Speedway this Friday evening from 5 to 8pm. On Saturday, pit gates open at 2:30pm. Practice will begin at 4pm. Qualifying will begin at 6:15pm. The race program is set to begin at 7:45pm and will include the 200 lap Four Crown Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks feature event presented by Star Financial and
AERCO Heating and Cooling. Saturday’s racing program will also include the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models with 8 lap heat races and a 25 lap feature.
More event and track information are available at www.andersonspeedway.com.
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