Salem, IN – Josh Brock finished his first full season with the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, a season that had big goals and expectations from a very driven driver and a team comprised of Josh Brock’s family, friends and Crew Chief help by Wimmer Motorsports with Chris Wimmer and Travis Sauter. The team had to quit racing in 2017 with Josh leading the series Championship and Rookie of the Year points because of Brock’s illness, but Brock and the entire team came back focused with one goal, win the 2018 series Championship, which they did at the October 14th Winchester 400.
For their hard work and never give up attitude, the Josh Brock Racing team has been named the ARCA/CRA Super Series 2018 Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Year Award winners. The team led by Wimmer Motorsports, gave 100% each week and more, to keep Brock competitive at each series event and went way above to win the Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award three times during the 2018 season, the most of any team in the series.
The team received their first Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award in the series season opener at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on April 7th, were Brock got a fifth place finish, second highest of the CRA regulars, against an outstanding field of Super Late Model drivers and the team’s first series points event since the middle of the 2017 season.
The team’s second Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award came at Anderson Speedway on May 5h, the series second event of the season. In that event the team helped Brock win his first ever CRA event, holding off rookie Austin Kunert to get the win as well as being the EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier and claiming the Team Construction Clean Sweep Award.
The team’s third Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award came during the Chase for the Championship at the Glass City 200 event at Toledo Speedway on September 15th. Brock ran up front throughout the event until being part of a three wide move by another racer on a restart that resulted in Brock getting spun out in turn three. Brock took his car to pit road were his pit crew made hasty repairs to get Brock back out. Brock then worked his way back through the field to get a fifth place finish, highest of the Chase for the Championship drivers, helping to secure their 2018 Championship.
“I’m very proud of our team for what we accomplished this season,” remarked Josh Brock. “My crew has been fighting right by my side all year, both on and off the track. Besides Chris and Travis, my crew includes Adam Angel, Anthony Creech, Brian Nantz, Richie Alexander, Josh Grubb, Whitley Spencer and Paula Vest. They all deserve the award for everything they have done this Championship season, everything from preparing the cars to getting the racecar back on track if something goes wrong. I’m so proud of my team and friends. I want to really thank Pitboxes.com and CRA for recognizing our team for that.”
“We really appreciate Ricky Sanders at PitBoxes.com coming up with this great award,” remarked Glenn Luckett, Managing Partner with CRA. “Ricky wanted to create an award that recognized the people behind the drivers in our series. The drivers get recognition at each race, but with the Pitboxes.com Pit Crew Awards for each series event and the season, a lot of the hard working crew members for the ARCA/CRA Super Series teams get recognized also.”
Luckett added, “The Josh Brock Racing team worked hard to get their car to the track and prepared for each race, but they also had a never give up attitude, no matter what happened to their cars in a race, they would work to get their car better and help Josh get a good finish. We appreciate all their efforts this season!”
For earning the ARCA/CRA Super Series 2018 Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Year Award, the Josh Brock Racing race team will receive a $1,000 Product Certificate from Pitboxes.com at the 2018 CRA Awards Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis at Union Station on Friday, January 11th.
Teams earning a Pitboxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award during the 2018 ARCA/CRA Super Series season besides Brock include the teams for drivers Brian Campbell, Kyle Crump, Mason Mingus, Drew Charlson, Carson Hocevar, Johnny VanDoorn, Tyler Hufford, Jon Beach and Jeff Choquette. Each of those teams received a $200 Product Certificate from Pitboxes.com.
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