Salem, IN (July 1, 2019) – Veteran Michigan racer Brian Campbell has now closed to within two wins of tying ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS all-time wins leader Scott Hantz with his dominating victory in the Ross Mortgage 100 at Toledo Speedway Sunday. Sunday’s event was a rescheduled event from April 20th because of weather. The win is Campbell’s 29th all-time series win and second of the 2019 season.
“Our plan was to get to the front as fast as possible and just try to cruise to the win,” remarked Campbell in victory lane. “We knew that racing in the heat, the tire fall off and the tire degradation would be heavy, so we had to get to the front as fast as we could, and it worked out for us. This team puts a lot of work into these cars and it pays off. Senneker Performance builds a great race car, and it showed again today!”
Harold Fair Jr. took the early lead from his outside pole starting position after Hamke Race Cars/Rowdy Manufacturing Fast Qualifier Travis Braden drew a nine for the events inverted start. Fair Jr. had built a sizable lead over second place Kyle Crump, when his day came to halt on lap 14 after slamming into Trever McCoy’s car on the front stretch who had spun with Mike Mazzagatti. Fair Jr. and McCoy were both fine, but both cars were done for the day.
During the red flag several cars pitted for adjustments, including Braden, Cody Coughlin and Hunter Jack, and went to the tail of the field for the next restart.
Crump pulled away with the lead on the lap 14 restart, while the cars in the back, started working their way to the front, creating some exciting racing through out the field, while Campbell started making his way to the lead. Campbell closed to Crumps bumper and made the winning pass on lap 23. From there Campbell just had to manage lap traffic to get the win as the race went to the checkered flags with Campbell winning by just over two seconds.
With coming from his eighth place starting position to get the win, Campbell picked up a Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Award and the Progressive Racing Engines Hard-Charger Award, as well as receiving the Beyea Headers Halfway Leader Award.
Braden looked to have the fastest car at the end of the race but could not catch Campbell for the opportunity to race for the win. Braden earned the AR Bodies Cool Move of the Race for his run back through the field. Braden’s crew were awarded the PitBoxes.com Pit Crew of the Race Award for the changes they made to the car under the red, which helped Braden race back through the field and get a second-place finish.
Three-time series Champion Johnny VanDoorn finished in third place and earned the FLUIDYNE High Performance Cool Under Pressure Award. Coughlin raced back from the tail to finish in fourth place. Crump would finish in fifth place.
Jack finished in sixth, 2018 series Champion and current series points leader Josh Brock finished in seventh, Canadian Brandon Watson finished in eighth, Jack Dossey III finished in ninth and earned a
Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Award and the Senneker Performance Rookie of the Race Award, Hayden Sprague rounded out the top ten.
The next event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will be the Redbud 400 on Monday, July 15th at Anderson Speedway. Additional information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series can be found at www.cra-racing.com.