Salem, IN (June 13, 2022) – Indianapolis, Indiana’s Andrew Teepe fought through several restarts to hold off all challengers in getting the win in Sunday’s Van Hoy Oil 50 with the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS at Mt. Lawn Speedway. The win was Teepe’s second career win with the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks, he won a series event at the Indianapolis Speedrome in 2020.
“It’s pretty awesome to get a win here at Mt. Lawn,” remarked Teepe in victory lane. “It was a tough battle all race, first racing with the 05(Akin) for first place, then having to race hard on those restarts, I just wanted to see that checkered flag wave! I have to thank my family for all their support and help, and my sponsors, without their help, I wouldn’t be here racing. It feels good to get this win on the track!”
In Teepe’s win in 2020, he actually crossed the finish line in second, but the first-place car did not pass post-race tech inspection, giving the win to Teepe.
Series rookie Blaine Akin jumped out to the early lead from his pole starting position after Allstar Performance Fast Qualifier Jason Atkinson drew a seven for the event’s inverted start while Teepe battled with series rookie Dalton Conner for second.
The first caution flew on lap 11 for a single car spin. Akin was able to hold off Conner and Teepe to keep the lead until the second caution flew on lap 14 resulting in a huge fluid clean-up on the front stretch.
Teepe worked his way to second behind Akin on the next restart and started to close on Akin. Akin’s car got a little loose giving Teepe the opportunity to make his move and take the lead on lap 30. Teepe would then have to hold off several challengers over the last 20 laps including four restarts to pick up the win. Teepe was awarded the AR Bodies Cool Move of the Race Award for his pass to get the lead.
Hometown racer Calvin Parham would come from his 11th place starting position to finish in second, earning the William's Performance $100 Hardcharger Award bonus and the TCI Hardcharger Award. Conner would battle back and get a third-place finish after losing several positions during the middle of the race. Another hometown racer Ryan Amonett would finish in fourth place after battling hard in the top three for several laps. Dawson Phillips would come from his 10th place starting position to finish in fifth place.
Phillips would pick up a $300 cash bonus from Cowboy, Come! Canning and Distillery in a random draw of the final top ten finishers. Kody Rackley, who’s day ended on lap 36 after a spin in turn one with contact with the outside retaining wall, picked up a $100 cash bonus from Cowboy, Come! Canning and Distillery in a random draw of the 11th place on back finishers and the All Wrapped Up $150 bonus for the car receiving the most damage. Akin received a $100 bonus for leading lap 21 in memory of Darwin Blankenship.
The next Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks event will be the $3,000 to win Cowboy, Come! Canning and Distillery Four Crown Mini-Series opener at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, June 25th. Additional information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-CRA Racing Press Release