Salem, IN (August 10, 2022) – The Cowboy, Come Canning & Distillery Four Crown Championship event for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS is set to take place this Saturday at Anderson Speedway. Saturday’s Tom Wood Honda 150 will be 150 green-flag laps with a break at lap 75 and pay the winner $3,000.
The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock Four Crown mini-series began in 2015 as a three-race mini-series and has taken many iterations in its history. Jason Atkinson has won the Four Crown title four times, with those championships coming in 2015, 2019, 2020 and again in 2021. Brent Hudson, Chuck Barnes Jr., and Jacob McElfresh have also claimed titles.
The first event of the 2022 Four Crown was scheduled for April 30th at Shadybowl Speedway but was cancelled because of weather. The second event was held at Anderson Speedway on June 25th where Chuck Barnes Jr. came away with the win. The third event was at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park on July 30th where Terry Fisher Jr. got the win.
In addition to the $3000 minimum to win for each event, there will be a Points Champion from the events who will receive a $2000 bonus in 2022, up from a $1,000 in previous years, thanks to Cowboy, Come Canning & Distillery. Second in points will receive a $600 bonus, third place a $400 bonus, then there will be two $250 bonuses from a random draw from the cars that attended all four events. Each of the Four Crown Series events will be 4 tire races, all four will have a halfway break to add fuel and make adjustments. Each Four Crown event winner and the overall Champion will receive a specially designed buckle from Crumrine Buckle Manufacturing.
The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks have had six events to date in the 2022 season, Shawn Amor picked up the win in the series special non-points event with SpeedFest 2022 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in January. Jason Atkinson picked up the win in the series points opener at Shadybowl Speedway on April 3rd. Josh Poore picked up the win in the series event at Anderson Speedway on April 16th. Andrew Teepe picked up the win in the series event on June 12th at Mt. Lawn Speedway. Barnes Jr. got the win at Anderson Speedway on June 25th and Fisher Jr. got the win on July 30th at IRP.
Series rookie Dalton Conner comes into Saturday’s event as the series season points leader. Three-time series Champion Atkinson is in second place, he is 12 points behind Conner. Fellow series rookie Blaine Akin is in third place, he is two points behind Atkinson. 2021 series Rookie of the Year Dawson Phillips is in fourth place, he is 30 points behind Akin. Ryan Amonett is in fifth place, he is 33 points behind Phillips.
Amonett and Alan Williams Jr. are tied for first in the Cowboy, Come! Canning & Distillery Four Crown mini-series points coming into Saturday night. Brett Hudson is in third place, he is only five points behind Amonett and Williams Jr. Conner is in fourth place, he is two points behind Hudson. Atkinson is in fifth place, he is 12 points behind Connor.
The top five in the Cowboy, Come! Canning & Distillery Four Crown points top the entries to date for the Tom Wood Honda 150 this Saturday at Anderson Speedway, Amonett and Williams are both seeking their first Four Crown Championship. Other top CRA drivers entered include Barnes Jr., Akin, Phillips, Teepe, Cole Baxter, Dillon Oliver, Sammy Sanders, 2018 series Champion James Kirby, Dylan Hoppes, Kimmie Grieg, Troy Phillips, Frankie Oakes, Dallas Frueh, Aaron Wilke and Mark Eads Jr.
There will be an optional open practice at Anderson Speedway this Friday from 4:30 to 7:30pm.
On Saturday pit gates open at 2:30pm. Practice will begin at 4pm with qualifying beginning at 6pm. The race program is set to begin at 7:30pm and will start off with the Cintas 100 for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. Also racing that night will be the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks in their Tom Wood Honda 150 Cowboy, Come! Canning & Distillery Four Crown Championship event as well as the Thunder Roadsters and Vintage Wrench Ford Division.
More event and track information can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.
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