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Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Set to Battle at Bristol Motor Speedway

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Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Set to Battle at Bristol Motor Speedway

By Glenn Luckett

Salem, IN (September 24, 2020) – The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will be back in action with a 25 lap B Feature and a $3,000 to win 50 lap A Feature as part of the Fourth Annual Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals Presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel this Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. More than 175 race cars split among four classes are expected to be in competition during the two-day event, including racing in Super Late Models, Pro/Crate Late Models, Street Stocks and Compacts.

After having several events postponed or canceled because of the COVID 19 pandemic, Saturday will be the eighth event of the 2020 season and the seventh points event for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks, who opened their 2020 season at Lebanon I-44 Speedway on May 30th with a special non-points event that was won by 2017 series Champion Colby Lane. Lane then picked up the series’ first points event win of 2020 at Mt. Lawn Speedway on June 14th. Andrew Teepe got the win at the Indianapolis Speedrome Triple Crown Event on July 11th. Brett Hudson won the series Triple Crown event at Shadybowl on July 25th and the Triple Crown event at Anderson Speedway on August 15th. Ryan Amonett got the win in the series event at Mount Lawn Speedway on September 6th. Jason Atkinson got the win in last Sunday’s Fall Brawl event at Lucas Oil Raceway.

Atkinson was already locked in to the four Chase for the Championship drivers, who will compete for the series 2020 Championship at the Season Championship event on Saturday, October 10th of Winchester 400 Weekend as the regular season Champion. Remaining Chase for the Championship drivers Josh Poore, Andrew Teepe, Brandon Roberts, Alan Williams Jr. and Troy Phillips are all entered for Bristol and will all be racing for the other three positions in the final four drivers to race for the series 2020 Championship, this Saturday in the third Chase event at Bristol Motor Speedway.

2017, 2018 and 2019 Pinty’s U.S. Short Track Nationals 50 lap A Feature winner Chuck Barnes Jr. is entered to try and make it four Bristol wins in a row. In all there are 53 cars entered to date from 13 states including Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Short Track U.S. Nationals will kick off on Thursday, September 24 with hauler staging and Early Bird pit credentials on sale from 4pm until 7pm.

Pits will open on Friday at 8am starting with hauler parking. Open Practice for all four divisions competing in the Short Track U.S. Nationals will start at 12noon and continue until 7:15pm.

Pits open on Saturday at 9am. Practice begins at 11am with each division receiving one round. Group qualifying for each division will begin at 1:30pm. Racing will start at 4pm with the scheduled Vore’s Compact Touring Series 15 lap C-Feature, followed by the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 25 lap B-Feature, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series 20 lap B-Feature, the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 50 lap A-Feature, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour/Pro Late Model 100 lap feature, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series 50 lap A-Feature and the Super Late Model 100 lap feature will cap the evening of great racing action. Sunday is the scheduled rain date if needed.

Additional track and event information, including advance ticket sales, can be found at www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com.

Additional event information and information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

By Glenn Luckett

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