Salem, IN (June 1, 2011) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts will head to Anderson Speedway this Saturday, June 4th for the third event of the inaugural season for the crate motor late model series. The famous high-banked quarter mile racetrack located in Anderson, Indiana has hosted more CRA events than any other track since CRA’s first ever event on Saturday, April 26, 1997, the inaugural event for the CRA Super Series.
The series kicked off its inaugural season on April 23rd at Toledo Speedway were Brian Campbell got the win over a very talented group of drivers. The series second event was held this past Saturday at Columbus Motor Speedway were Jimmy Carter got the win after a tough battle with Mid-west veteran Eddie Hoffman that saw a lot of exciting passes and restarts though out the event!
Hoffman comes into Saturday night’s event as the series point’s leader, but is still seeking his first series win after two straight second place finishes so far this season. The Illinois driver is a numerous time late model feature winner and former crate late model Champion, and is tied for fifth in all-time CRA Super Series victories with eight.
Currently second in series points is 14 year old Erik Jones, he is nine points behind Hoffman. The Michigan teenager finished third in the series season opener at Toledo, he was the Keyser Manufacturing Fast Qualifier at Saturday’s event at Columbus and battled back from a mid-race accident to finish 11th. Claude Plante Jr. is currently third in series points, only 15 points out of first place after finishing fourth in both series events this season.
Chad Finley is currently fourth in series points after getting a third place finish Saturday after coming through the field after a bad qualifying run and then back through the field again after a mid-race spin. The 19 year old has had several ARCA Series starts and will make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut on June 18th at Michigan International Speedway. Brent Downey is currently fifth in series points after two top ten finishes so far this season. Downey is five points behind Finley.
18 year old Jimmy Novak comes into Saturday’s event as the leader in Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year Award Presented by Howe Racing points. Novak finished eighth in Saturday’s event claiming the Howe Racing Rookie of the Race Award. Tom Woodin is currently second in rookie points, 15 year old Cody Coughlin is third with Jake Ott in fourth.
Hauler parking begins at 1pm on Saturday. Pit gates open at 2pm, practice will begin at 4pm, with qualifying at 6:30pm. The racing action will begin at 8pm and will include the Anderson 100 Presented by JEGS.com. The night’s program will also feature the Anderson Speedway Figure 8’s, FWD’s, Bandolero’s and Thunder Roadsters.