Doorn Takes First CRA Super Series Win; Parham Takes Budweiser 150
Doorn took his first CRA Super Series win with his victory in the Budweiser 250
presented by Great Deals Magazine Saturday night at Anderson Speedway. Van
Doorn held off several challenges by different drivers while leading for 126
laps of the race.
the hardest race I have ever won.” Stated an exhausted Van Doorn in victory
lane. “this car was very tight for the whole race, and did not drive well. But
we won! I want to thank (car owner) Tim Ice for giving me this chance.”
was never able to shake the field as several cars tried to get by him before
dropping back through out the second half of the race. His strongest challenge
was from Jack Smith who appeared to have the car to beat late in the race making
many passes on the high side of the track as the laps counted down, but when Van
Doorn let up due to a caution on lap 245 Smith got into the rear of Van Doorn
and the wall ending his night with only five laps to go.
could not let up in time when he did and I got into him and the wall. It is a
shame too as we had worked hard to save our tires and seemed to have the car
where we wanted it at the end.” A dejected Smith stated.
Rievley worked his way from the 12th starting position to finish
second, Scott was third, Terry Fisher, Jr. fourth and Random Lake, Wisconsin
driver Brad Mueller finished fifth.
Takes Budweiser 150
Parham and Brian Hopkins battled through the field and then battled with each
other over the last few laps with Parham winning the CRA Street Stock Budweiser
150. Parham started ninth and took the lead from pole sitter Phil Evans on lap
144 for his first lead of the evening. Hopkins nearly passed Parham on the next
lap when a caution came out for a car spinning into the pit area. Parham
retained his lead and hung on to win.
“I want to
thank my car owner Steve Davis for all the work he put in this week. I know he
worked over 56 hours to get this car ready, and he is 76 years old! ” Parham
exclaimed. “We really did not know how it was going to run until we got here
and then it was great to drive.”
was spirited from the beginning with six lead changes and five different
leaders. Evans led from the opening flag for the 27 laps, before giving up the
lead to Danny Acrey II who held the lead to lap 56. Jake McElfresh took the
lead on lap 57 but was only able to hold onto it for two laps before fast
qualifier Beau Mitchell worked his way past him for the lead.
was running well when contact with a car he was lapping caused him to spin
giving the lead back to McLlfresh who held it for 10 laps before Evans was able
to claim it again and keep it until Parham passed him with six laps to go.
Hopkins finished second, Joe Beaver third, Carl Muffley fourth and Jacob Owens
Discepoli brought his car from Greensboro, NC to race at the high banks of
Anderson Speedway and had an eighth place finish making him the street stock
driver with the longest haul home, among several drivers from different states
including Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio.
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