Salem, IN (April 23, 2019) – The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will kick off their 2019 Four Crown Series this Saturday at Shadybowl Speedway. The Four Crown Series will feature four 200 lap, $3000 minimum to win events. The second Four Crown event will be at Mt. Lawn Speedway on Sunday, May 19th, the third Four Crown event will be at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, June 15th and the Four Crown Series Championship event, which will be at Indianapolis Speedrome on Sunday, July 14th.
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.
Past winners of the 200 lap Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks event at Shadybowl Speedway include Josh Poore in 2014 and again in 2016, Colby Lane in 2015, Chuck Barnes Jr. in 2017 and Brett Hudson in last year’s event.
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 second 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 over hard charging Brett Hudson. Miles Jr. leads the series Championship points coming into Saturday’s event with Hudson in second. Andrew Teepe is in third place in points, Tyler Marsh in fourth and Josh Poore in fifth place.
Saturday’s race is the second race in the CRA Street Stocks “Road to Bristol” program, Saturday’s winner and second place finisher will have a guaranteed start at the Short Track U. S. Nationals presented by Vore’s Welding at Bristol Motor Speedway on June 1st in the CRA Street Stock A Feature, if they are CRA members and race in the remaining CRA Street Stocks “Road to Bristol” events, which will take place on at Salem Speedway on May 11th and Mt. Lawn Speedway on May 19th. With his win at Anderson, Bret Miles Jr. has a guaranteed starting spot at Bristol and so does second place finishing Brett Hudson, provided they compete in the remaining “Road to Bristol” events.
There will be an optional open practice at Shadybowl Speedway this Friday from 12 to dark. On Saturday, pit gates open at 12pm. Practice will begin at 2pm with qualifying beginning at 4:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 6:00pm and will include the 200 lap Four Crown event for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks. Also racing that night will be the Vore’s Compact Touring Series and Thunder Cars in the Ohio/Indiana Shootout Series.
More event and track information can be found at www.shadybowlspeedway.rocks
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
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