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Cody Coughlin (Randy Crist photo)

Coughlin Cops Anderson CRA Cash

 

ANDERSON, Ind. — Ohio veteran driver Cody Coughlin dominated the Sport Clips 100 to record his second CRA JEGS All-Stars Tour victory in 2021.

Coughlin set fast time during qualifying Saturday at Anderson Speedway with Tanner Jack and Mason Keller close behind.

The invert saw Billy VanMeter take the lead at the start chased by Keller, Coughlin and Chase Burda.

Jack’s night ended on the second lap when his Chevrolet made contact with the turn three wall.

In the first 30 laps the race was slowed by four caution periods with Keller bringing out the caution flag with a spin on the back straight.

On the restart Coughlin used the outside line to pass VanMeter on the front straight and started to pull away from the field.

The race was red flagged on lap 59 because of rain just after VanMeter spun in turn two and made contact with the car of J.P. Crabtree.

After the rain delay Coughlin again took control of the race with Keller recovering from the spin earlier moving into the second spot on the restart passing Tony Brutti.

Coughlin went on to win over Keller by 2.469-seconds followed by Josh Cave, Crabtree and Steve Dorer.

Coughlin won earlier in the series at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.

“It’s nice to be back in victory lane,” he said in the Riley & Son Victory Lane. “The car was fast all day and didn’t fall off after the delay.

“I knew he (Keller) was closing in lapped traffic because they were quick all day,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin said he would probably bring the same car back to Anderson Speedway for the July 12 running of the Redbud 400 for the CRA Super Series.

The finish:

1) Cody Coughlin; 2) Mason Keller; 3) Josh Cave; 4) J.P. Crabtree; 5) Steve Dorer; 6) Zachary Tinkle; 7) Tony Brutti; 8) Kevin Cremonesi; 9) Mandy Chick; 10) Dylan Bates; 11) Billy VanMeter; 12) Chase Burba; 13) Bubba Brooks; 14) Mike Sargent; 15) Jordan Riddick; 16)  Tanner Jack; 17) Andrew Scheid; 18) James Krueger; 19) Brian Demland.

 

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