It was a hot race with even hotter tempers during Saturday night’s ARCA/CRA Super Series race at Anderson Speedway. It spilled over to the frontstretch post-race involving the top-two finishers of the 125-lap event.
Race winner Cody Coughlin was met by a frustrated Jack Dossey III before he could get out of his No.1 car. The two jawed back and forth at each other while Dossey banged his fists against Coughlin’s car in anger. The two eventually had to be separated by series and track officials.
“We were the best car here obviously. It’s nice to hear all you loving fans out there,” Coughlin said on the broadcast. “We get to take the trophy home again; it doesn’t get old.”
The two drivers found themselves around each other up front for the majority of the race. Dossey’s frustration with the former series champion came after a series of run-ins on restarts during the race, which had reached a boiling point on the final restart with 25 to go after Coughlin slipped high into turn one and made contact with Dossey.
The two-time JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour champion and home track favorite recovered to finish second, his best finish to date in 2020.
“I don’t really have anything nice to say about it. I try to pride myself on being a clean race car driver, it’s unfortunate when someone else doesn’t drive you the same not once, not twice, but three different times,” Dossey told Speed51. “I just ask for a little bit of room, I’ll run you clean if you run me clean.
“It doesn’t fault the great car we had, they knew we were here. Hats off to my guys, they put everything possible into it and we spend every dime we can to come out here. It’s unfortunate to get drove like that but there’s nothing we can do about that. We can just smile on a good podium finish.”
Former series champion tied a career-best with a third-place run. Former Redbud winners Johnny VanDoorn and Dalton Armstrong rounded out the top-five.
Stay tuned to CRA social media channels and Speed51 for an announcement regarding the next ARCA/CRA Super Series event.
Click here to watch a replay of Saturday night’s ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Anderson Speedway.
ARCA/CRA Super Series – Anderson Speedway Results:
- Cody Coughlin
- Jack Dossey III
- Logan Runyon
- Johnny VanDoorn
- Dalton Armstrong
- Steve Dorer
- Greg Van Alst
- Josh Brock
- Mason Keller
- Dennis Prunty
- Austin Thom
- Jaren Crabtree
- Kyle Crump
- Brian Demland
- Brett Robinson
- Hunter Jack
- Michael Simko
- Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
- Photo Credit: Speed51 Photo