Salem, IN -- The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will be back in action this Saturday at Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Indiana. Saturday’s event will be the second and the Championship event of the 2019 Triple Crown Series for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. The second event in the Triple Crown at Baer Field Motorsports Park was cancelled because of heat and could not be rescheduled.
The Triple Crown was to feature three 100-lap, $2000 to win events, and a point fund that will would pay the Triple Crown Champion $1000 and two random draw winners for $500 each from all teams that attended all three Triple Crown events. Now with there just being two events, the Champion will receive $750 and there will be two $375 random draw winners from all teams that attended both Triple Crown events.
The Triple Crown Series started off with the Raintree 100 at Mt. Lawn Speedway on June 30th were Zachary Tinkle got his first ever CRA win beating 2018 event winner and Triple Crown Champion Jeff Marcum who finished in second and 2007 series Champion Billy Hutson who finished in third.
The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS kicked off their 2019 season at Anderson Speedway on April 13th were Jeff Marcum went wire to wire to get the dominating victory by almost three seconds over second place Tommy Cook. Tinkle got the win in the series second event of the season at Mt. Lawn. Austin Coe got the win in the series third event of the season at Baer Field on July 6th on the tracks Crown Jewel Weekend. Justin Alsip picked up the win in the series last event at Kil-Kare Raceway on August 4th.
With their wins, Tinkle and Coe are locked into the series 2019 Chase for the Championship as long as they race in 70% of the series events leading up to the Chase. Saturday’s event at Anderson Speedway is the last race in the regular season before the series 2019 Chase for the Championship begins at Winchester Speedway on Labor Day Weekend. The regular season points Championship is still up for grabs, who ever gets that title will be one of the four drivers fighting for the series Championship in the series final event of the season on Winchester 400 Weekend.
Corey Setser comes into Saturday’s event as the series point’s leader. Series rookie Brian Demland is in second, he is 18 points behind Setser. Tinkle and Hutson are tied for third, they are 32 points behind Demland. Austin Coe is in fifth place, he is 28 points behind Tinkle and Hutson. Kent Carson is in sixth place, he is 12 points behind Coe. Jeremy Wallen is in seventh place, he is 21 points behind Carson. Jeff Marcum is in eighth place, he is 22 points behind Wallen.
Tinkle currently leads the Anderson Speedway MEP Late Model Sportsman points and has two victories with that series in 2019.
There is an open practice at Anderson on Friday evening from 5 to 8pm. On Saturday, pit gates open at 3pm. Practice will begin at 5pm. Allstar Performance Qualifying for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman will be at 6:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 8pm and will include the 100-lap Triple Crown event for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. Also racing that night will be the Fritz/Dietzen Legends and the Anderson Speedway ThunderCars.
More event and track information can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.
Information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-CRA Press Release
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