Salem, IN – The Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will be back in action this Saturday at Kentucky Motor Speedway located in Whitesville, KY. Saturday’s Fischer’s Keystop 200 will be the third event of the 2017 Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock Four Crown Series, that will feature four 200 lap, $3000 minimum to win events. The first Four Crown event was on April 15th at Shadybowl Speedway where Chuck Barnes Jr. came away with the win. The second Four Crown event was on June 17th at Anderson Speedway were Brett Hudson got the win. The Four Crown Series Championship event will be at Winchester Speedway on Saturday, August 5th and will feature an increased purse.
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.
Hudson leads the Four Crown points by three points over Barnes Jr. Brian Hopkins is in third place, he is 25 points behind Barnes Jr. Andrew Teepe is fourth, he is five points behind Hopkins. Colby Lane is in fifth place, he is six points behind Teepe. Barnes Jr. is the defending winner of the 200 lap event at Kentucky Motor Speedway
Each Four Crown event winner and the overall Champion will receive a specially designed buckle from Crumrine Buckle Manufacturing. Saturday’s Four Crown Series event will be 4 tire race with a break at lap 100 to add fuel and make adjustments.
Saturday’s event will be the seventh point’s event of the season for the CRA Street Stocks. Barnes Jr. has won three of the first six events, besides his win at Shadybowl he also got wins in the Cabin Fever event on April 2nd at Lucas Oil Raceway and in the EDCO 50 at the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway on May 20th. Hudson has two straight series wins including the series event at Salem Speedway on June 4th and the Anderson win on June 17th. Josh Poore got the win at the series first Anderson Speedway event on May 7th.
Hudson is the series Championship point’s leader heading into Saturday night’s event with three second place finishes to go with his two wins. Josh Brading is in second place, he is 49 points behind Hudson. Lane is in third place, two points behind Brading. Teepe is in fourth place, 14 points behind Lane. Barnes Jr. is in fifth place, he is 22 points behind Teepe.
With their victories Hudson, Barnes Jr. and Poore are the first three drivers locked into the new CRA Chase Championship format, if they compete in at least 75% of the races leading up to the final four Chase events, to crown the 2017 series Champion.
There is an open practice on Friday at Kentucky Motor Speedway, pits open at 5pm (Central Time) with open practice going from 6pm until dark. Pit Gates open on Saturday at 2pm. Practice is set to begin at 3:30pm for the CRA Street Stocks, who will have two 30 minute practice sessions. Qualifying is set to begin at 6:15pm. The race program will begin at 7pm and will include the Fischer’s Keystop 200 for the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks. Also in action will be the KMS Mini Stocks, Street Stocks and Scrappers with a Fireworks Show after the races.
On Saturday, Fischer’s Keystop will have Fan Appreciation Day at their location not far from the race track at 4010 Highway 144 in Owensboro from 11am until 1pm. Racers are welcome to bring their racecars and put them on display. There will be free hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks and a local radio station will be broadcasting live from that location. Fischer’s Keystop has put up some extra bonus money up for Saturday’s Fischer’s Keystop 200, they will pay out a $50 cash bonuses to the fifth, 10thand 15th place finishers along with another $50 bonus for a Hard Luck Award.
Kentucky Motor Speedway has a very storied past and has been the starting point for several NASCAR drivers and crew members, including three time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip and his brother Michael, along with the Green brothers, David, Jeff and Mark and Jeremy Mayfield.
More event and track information is available at www.kentuckymotorspeedway.us.
For more information on all the CRA series go to www.cra-racing.com.
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