CRA Cabin Fever at Lucas Oil Raceway – 4/3/16

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Eddie VanMeter is all smiles as he climbs out to claim his first victory of the 2016 season in the CRA Sportsman division.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch This Race:  Speed51 TV is broadcasting today’s action of the Cabin Fever Championships live via pay-per-view video.  Click here to watch all the action of the 2016 season-opening event for the CRA Sportsman, CRA Street Stocks, and the Top Speed Modifieds.

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What Won the Race:

Street Stocks:

Veteran driver Jeff Lane qualified on the pole and pulled way from Phil Jenkins to win the first CRA Street Stock race of the 2016 season.

 

Sportsman:

Eddie VanMeter and Terry Fisher Jr battled for the lead throughout the 40-lap feature, but it was a last lap pass made by VanMeter that settled the score and earned him the win at Cabin Fever.

 

The Finish:

Street Stocks Unofficial Results:

1 21 Jeff Lane
2 55 Phil Jenkins
3 14 Robert Amos
4 44 Colby Lane
5 29 Mason Keller
6 67 Robert Amos Jr
7 6 Bryce Schaefer
8 31 Tyler Marsh
9 84 Andrew Teepe
10 22 James Kirby III
11 99 Michael Walls
12 11 Jimmy Kirby
13 129 Zach Henderson
14 66 Justin Oberlin

 

Sportsman Unofficial Results:

1 23 Eddie VanMeter
2 28F Terry Fisher Jr
3 50 Brandon Barcus
4 28 Shawn Amor
5 78 Keith Lyons
6 9 Tony Brutti
7 51 Joe Cooksey
8 84 Steven Woods
9 32 Chris Shannon
10 29 Mark Shoots
11 4 Hope Hornish
12 0X Chris Brann
13 35 Greg VanAlst
14 09 Josh Timmerman
15 44 Colby Lane
16 91 Rich Segvich

 

Top Speed Modifieds Unofficial Results:

1 13 Kyle Purvis
2 28 Scott Coe
3 31 Doug Meyer
4 26 Jeff Lane
5 78 Travis Eddy
6 05 Greg Fullerton
7 7S Bob Sibila
8 42 Joe Axsom
9 5 Danny Johnson
10 09 Don Skaggs
11 559 Damian Lytle
12 88 Travis Stepp
13 82 Rick Silbila
14 69 Tony Basalone
15 12 Donny Matteson
16 4 Any Cowan
17 53 Eldon Zacek
18 70 Mark Bott
19 34 Melvin Kliein
20 45 Robbie Henderson
21 10 Herb Johnson
22 9 Cory Nuttle
23 12P Chad Poole
24 00 Harold Johnson
25 8 Sony Coito

 

The Skinny:

Street Stocks:

Jeff Lane undoubtedly has fast race cars wherever he goes. The Late Model racing veteran started set fast time and started mid-pack after the inversion was set. Within the first few laps he struggled to get around Phil Jenkins, who had been fast around Lucas Oil Raceway in Saturday’s practice as well as today. Once Lane was able to clear Jenkins it was smooth sailing from there for the Knightstown, Indiana driver.

 

Sportsman:

Eddie VanMeter trailed closely behind Terry Fisher Jr for the majority of the 40 laps this afternoon. VanMeter made a few runs at the leader throughout the duration of the event, but was unable to get the edge up on the three-time race winner Fisher.

 

Once the white flag was in the air VanMeter said it was go time and gave it another run at the leader. The two went into turn two and VanMeter drove to the bottom of the race track, taking the top spot at the exit of two. As the two drivers entered turn three Fisher had a strong run on VanMeter, but was unable to make the move that VanMeter had just used on him to take over the lead.

 

Top Speed Modifieds:

After making the trip from Columbus, Ohio Saturday night due to Columbus cancelling their opening night, Kyle Purvis arrived in Indianapolis Sunday morning. Purvis proved he had a fast Modified when he rolled onto the track for the first time today. He set the fast time in qualifying and ran away from the field early in the race. Scott Coe made a run on Purvis and posed a threat for the win until he got caught up in lapped traffic, which slowed down Purvis and allowed Purvis to take home the checkered flag.

 

Winning Quote:

Street Stocks:

“I can’t really say anything more other than our car was fast today, man that thing was rollin’.” – Jeff Lane.

 

Sportsman:

“We bumped wheels going into turn two when I went in for the pass, so in turn three I gave him extra room when he tried to pass me back. I didn’t mean to bump him, TJ (Terry Fisher Jr) always races me really clean and I wanted to race him the same way.” – Eddie VanMeter.

 

Notebook:

The CRA Street Stock event will be the first event up of the afternoon. The Street Stocks will go around the .686-mile oval 40 times under green this afternoon.

 

Jeff Lane, the fast qualifier, leads with 18 laps of the original 40 remaining.

 

Jarrod Soucy leads the Compacts with two laps remaining.

 

Jarrod Soucy made the trip all the way from Massachusetts for the race event this weekend, and it payed off for him when the checkered flag waved.

 

Last year’s race winner Terry Fisher, Jr took over the top spot on the track and has started to run away from the field in the CRA Sportsman feature.

 

Greg VanAlst was occupying the third position, but quickly fell off of the pace.

 

Ten laps for Fisher to make it four in a row.

 

Eddie VanMeter uses a last lap pass in turn two do win the CRA Sportsman feature.

 

Kyle Purvis made the trip to Indy today after Columbus Motor Speedway cancelled last night due to weather.

 

Purvis currently leads the field with the half way flags being shown.

 

Car Count:

CRA Sportsman: 15

CRA Street Stocks: 14

Top Speed Modifieds: 28

 

Title Fight:

This event was the first points race for the CRA Sportsman and Street Stock divisions, and for the Top Speed Modifieds as well.

 

Winning Chassis: VanDoorn Racing Development

Winning Engine: McGunegill Race Engines

Winning Shocks: ARS Shocks

Winning Crew Chief: Jeff Lane

 

On the Move: 

Hope Hornish, finished 11th, started 16th.

Hope failed to make a qualifying run after battling an ill racecar most of the day.

 

Biggest Loser: 

Greg VanAlst, started 3rd, finished 13th.

Fell out of the race due to mechanical issues.

 

Starting Line-Up: 

The inversions have been drawn:

Sportsman: 6

Street Stocks: 7

 

Sportsman Starting Line-Up:

1 9 Tony Brutti
2 50 Brandon Barcus
3 35 Greg VanAlst
4 28F Terry Fisher Jr
5 23 Eddie VanMeter
6 28 Shawn Amor
7 78 Keith Lyons
8 09 Josh Timmerman
9 32 Chris Shannon
10 51 Joe Cooksey
11 0X Chris Brann
12 84 Steven Woods
13 29B Steve Blair
14 44 Colby Lane
15 91 Rich Segvich

 

Street Stocks Starting Line-Up:

1 31 Tyler Marsh
2 22 James Kirby III
3 29 Mason Keller
4 14 Robert Amos
5 55 Phil Jenkins
6 44 Colby Lane
7 21 Jeff Lane
8 129 Zach Henderson
9 11 Jimmy Kirby
10 67 Robert Amos Jr
11 66 Justin Oberlin
12 6 Bryce Schaefer
13 84 Andrew Teepe
14 99 Michael Walls

Heat Race Results:

There will be no heat races here at Lucas Oil Raceway today.

Qualifying Results:

Sportsman:

1 28 Shawn Amor 22.999
2 23 Eddie VanMeter 23.016
3 28F Terry Fisher Jr 23.046
4 35 Greg VanAlst 23.149
5 50 Brandon Barcus 23.291
6 9 Tony Brutti 23.592
7 78 Keith Lyons 23.692
8 09 Josh Timmerman 24.008
9 32 Chris Shannon 24.011
10 51 Joe Cooksey 24.174
11 0X Chris Brann 24.340
12 84 Steven Woods 24.371
13 29B Steve Blair 24.770
14 44 Colby Lane 25.321
15 91 Rich Segvich 25.605

 

Street Stocks:

1 21 Jeff Lane 25.893
2 44 Colby Lane 26.119
3 55 Phil Jenkins 26.325
4 14 Robert Amos 26.440
5 29 Mason Keller 26.493
6 22 James Kirby III 26.574
7 31 Tyler Marsh 26.624
8 129 Zach Henderson 26.632
9 11 Jimmy Kirby 26.789
10 67 Robert Amos Jr 26.918
11 66 Justin Oberlin 27.056
12 6 Bryce Schaefer 27.117
13 84 Andrew Teepe 27.395
14 99 Michael Walls 27.424

Qualifying Events:

Cars will qualifying in a single car fashion. Each driver will get two green flag laps and the fastest lap will determine their official qualifying time.

 

Practice Results: (Overall Results)

Sportsman: 

1 28 Shawn Amor 23.069
2 23 Eddie VanMeter 23.214
3 28F Terry Fisher Jr 23.451
4 50 Brandon Barcus 23.482
5 35 Greg VanAlst 23.486
6 9 Tony Brutti 23.632
7 09 Josh Timmerman 24.131
8 84 Steven Woods 24.382
9 78 Keith Lyons 24.451
10 30 Chris Shannon 24.454
11 29 Mark Shoots 24.533
12 29B Steve Blair 24.554
13 51 Joe Cooksey 24.602
14 4 Hope Hornish 24.627
15 44 Colby Lane 24.851
16 0X Chris Brann 24.994
17 91 Rich Segvich 25.583

 

Street Stocks:

1 44 Colby Lane 26.020
2 21 Jeff Lane 26.136
3 55 Phil Jenkins 26.156
4 29 Mason Keller 26.278
5 28C Austin Coe 26.439
6 129 Zach Henderson 26.502
7 31 Tyler Marsh 26.587
8 14 Robert Amos 26.599
9 22 James Kirby III 26.622
10 67 Robert Amos Jr 26.683
11 11 Jimmy Kirby 26.750
12 66 Justin Oberlin 26.918
13 84 Andrew Teepe 26.973
14 6 Bryce Schaefer 27.016
15 66 Justin Oberlin 27.220
16 99 Michael Walls 27.296
17 25 Tory Latz 28.395
18 96 AJ Ridner 29.635

 

 

Event Schedule:

Schedule of Events – Sunday, April 3, 2016
8:00am – Pit Gates Open / All Teams Move to Infield
9:30am – CRA Drivers Meeting
9:45am – All Haulers Must be Removed from Infield
10:00am – CRA Street Stocks Practice #1
10:15am – Vore’s Compacts Practice #1
10:35am – CRA Late Model Sportsman Practice #1
10:50am – Top Speed Modifieds Practice #1
11:05am – CRA Street Stocks Practice #2
11:20am – Vore’s Compacts Practice #2 (Group Qualifying)
11:40am – CRA Late Model Sportsman Practice #2
11:55am – Top Speed Modifieds Practice #2
12:10pm – Break
12:30pm – CRA Street Stock Qualifying
– CRA Late Model Sportsman Qualifying
– Top Speed Modified Qualifying
2:00pm   – Last Chance Races (if necessary)
– Vore’s Compacts B-Main (20)
– CRA Street Stocks Feature (40)
– Vore’s Compacts Vore’s Cup A-Main (30)
– CRA Late Model Sportsman Feature (40)
–Top Speed Modifieds Feature (40)

 

Who To Watch For:

Terry Fisher Jr claimed the checkered in this event last year for the CRA Sportsman and he is always a threat wherever he shows up.

Jason Atkinson is the reigning champion in not only the CRA Sportsman, but the CRA Street Stocks from he 2015 season, he will definitely put on a show at Lucas Oil this weekend.

Billy VanMeter this kid is tough and hes aggressive, he always tends to find himself near the front of the pack.

 

The Track:

Lucas Oil Raceway Indianapolis
Brownsburg, IN

Lucas Oil Raceway is a .686 mile asphalt oval with 12 degrees banking in the turns.

 

Weather:

Its a sunny day in mid-state Indiana, although the sun is shining bright, it is a chilly one. The temperature is only supposed to hit 57 degrees today in Indianapolis.

 

Next Series Race:

CRA Sportsman: Saturday April 16, 2016 at the Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN

CRA Street Stocks: Saturday April 9, 2016 at the Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN

 

Top Speed Modifieds:

North: Sunday May 1, 2016 at the Springport Motor Speedway in Springport, MI

South: Sunday May 22, 2016 at the Spitzer Motor Speedway in Mansfield, OH

 

Speed Central: VanMeter Wins Cabin Fever on Last Lap