CRA Super Series is Well Represented at Snowball Derby
10 Drivers On Derby Entry List Have Victories in CRA
The CRA Super Series will be well represented in this weekend's 40th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway. A strong group of drivers with CRA Super Series ties are among the 68 cars entered for the December Classic. 2007 CRA Super Series Champion Chris Gabehart and his Hendricks County Motorsports team hope to cap off a great 2007 season with a win this weekend. Gabehart was the winner of the series big $10,000 to win event with the Circle Track Nationals this past September, an event Gabehart promoted with team owner Jim Winters.
2000 and 2006 CRA Super Series Champion Scott Hantz will also be returning to Five Flags Speedway this weekend. Hantz finished third in this season's points and was the winner of the prestigious Winchester 400 in 2006. Hantz has made the Snowball Derby an annual event for his Dick Poe Motorsports team the past several years. Hantz will have some interesting help this weekend. HS Motorsports team owner Tim Steele, the car owner for 2007 series rookie of the year and All American 400 winner John Van Doorn, and his Crew Chief Chip Caputo will be assisting Scott Hantz in this weekends event.
CRA Super Series veteran JR Roahrig will make his first trip to compete in the Snowball with veteran Bob Blount as his Crew Chief. Roahrig finished 11th in series points in 2007. Roahrig has been a series regular for several seasons, he did miss some events in 2007 while getting his son Tyler some experience in a late model with the Super Pro Series.
In all there are 10 drivers entered for the Snowball that have victories in a CRA Super Series sanctioned event including the three drivers mentioned above. Other former winners entered include Texan Ryan Lawler who was the winner of the Winchester 400 this past October, his biggest win to date. North Carolina native Jeff Fultz was a winner in the Labor Day Weekend series event at Winchester Speedway this past season. Fultz also competed in all three series Triple Crown events.
Michigan's Brian Campbell, Pensacola's Eddie Mercer, Florida's Wayne Anderson, Mike Fritts and Justin Drawdy have all won a CRA Super Series sanctioned event. NASCAR sensation Kyle Busch is also entered for this weekends events, he has competed in three series sanctioned events including this past seasons Winchester 400. In all 25 of the drivers entered have competed in a series event in 2007 and 46 have competed in a series sanctioned event sometime in the past three years.
The #17 of Chris Gabehart and the #12 of Justin drawdy are two cars in the pits for the Snowball Derby that have also seen action in CRA this season.
Once again fans will be able to follow this weekends racing action at Five Flags Speedway on Speed51.com , the Official Web Site of the 40th Annual Snowball Derby, this will be the fifth year that Speed51.com has provide full coverage of the Snowball weekends events. There will be daily reports from the track, up-to-date photos of practice, qualifying and the race and recaps of the Snowflake 100 on Saturday, December 1 st and the Snowball Derby on Sunday, December 2nd. For the first time ever, 51 will also be doing Trackside Now live from the Snowball Derby for much of the race week.