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Over 65 Cars Now Entered for CRA Events with the Battle at Berlin 251 Weekend

Huge Two Day Event at Berlin Raceway

Salem, IN (July 16, 2014) – Entries have now grown to over 65 cars for this weekend’s CRA events with the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend at Berlin Raceway located in Marne, Michigan. To date there are 33 cars pre-entered for Friday night’s Berlin 100 Presented by Boyne Machine and JEGS.com for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. There are 36 cars now pre-entered for Saturday night’s Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, which will pay out over $100,000 in purse and cash bonuses. The event will pay $10,000 to win, $8000 for second, $6500 for third, down to an astounding $2000 to start for a 30 car starting field.

Current JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour point’s leader Dan Leeck tops the list of entries for the Berlin 100 Presented by Boyne Machine and JEGS.com, he currently holds a nine point lead over second place Josh Nelms who is also entered. Other top CRA drivers entered for the Friday nights race include Corey Deuser, Jaxson Jacobs, Marc Jacobs, Hunter Baize, Jordan Miller, Dakota Stroup, Jack Smith, Jordan Sims, Nikky Saxon and Jacob Finney. The top Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year Presented by Howe Racing competitors are entered including Dalton Armstrong, Grant Quinlan, Cole Rouse, Tristan Van Wieringen, and J. J. Haley. Haley, Baize and Quinlan have all been to victory lane once this season with the series.
 

There is a strong group of local racers entered for Friday night’s race including Berlin Raceway Promoter Mike Bursley, who has two series wins to his credit, one at Berlin Raceway in 2012 and one at Lucas Oil Raceway last season. Other top local drivers entered include Chris Koslek, who finished second in this event last year, 2011 series Berlin winner Terry Van Haitsma, and former series regular Brandon Hermiller. Other local racers entered are Jon Beach, Jordan Dahlke, Justin Ryan, Chris Anthony, Andrew Nylaan, Seth Moody, Lauren Bush and Lindsey Katz. Michigan standouts Trevor Berry and Pat Zorn are also entered.
 

Georgia hot shoe Anderson Bowen is entered, he was the winner of the series Mercy Masters of the Pro’s 144 in May and won his first ever Southern Super Series event last Saturday at Gresham Motorsports Park. Texas racer Chris Davidson is also entered, he is also now entered for the Battle at Berlin 251.

The awesome list of entries for the Battle at Berlin 251 has been well documented over the last two weeks and includes some of the top late model drivers in the country along with the best of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the Berlin Boyne Machine Company Super Late Models. Some of the entries include Daniel Hemric, Bubba Pollard, Johnny VanDoorn, Brian Campbell, Ross Kenseth, Travis Braden, Rick Turner, Ali Kern, Paul Shafer Jr., Brandon Watson, Wes Griffith Jr., Nick Gullatta, Anderson Bowen, Chad Finley, Scott Neal, Terry Senneker Jr., Phil Bozell, Brandon Hermiller, Ross Meeuwsen, Joe Bush, Terry VanHaitsma, Chris Koslek, Andrew Nylaan and Dave Lake.
 

The Battle at Berlin 251 will be the second event of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown, which will pay a driver $100,000 bonus if a driver can win the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300, the Battle at Berlin 251 and the 43rd Annual Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway. There is a $10,000 bonus if a driver can only win two of the events. Daniel Hemric won the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 on June 14th, and is the only driver with a shot at the $100,000 bonus.

The Battle at Berlin 251 will also be the second event of the Boyne Machine $10,000 Michigan Challenge, which will pay a driver a $10,000 cash bonus if they can win all four Michigan events the series has in 2014. Brian Campbell won the first event of that challenge on May 31st at Berlin Raceway.

The Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend will begin with an open practice on Thursday, July 17th, pits will open at 11am with practice going from 2 to 6pm. After practice join everyone at Craigs Cruisers in Wyoming, MI for some pre-race festivities including the Craigs Cruisers Battle Warmup .251 featuring local favorite TV and Radio Celebrities, Local Berlin Drivers and even a few fans.
 

On Friday, July 18th, pits will open at 11:30, there will be three open practice sessions for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars only starting at 1:30pm. Practice for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will begin at 2pm, with qualifying at 5:30pm. Friday night’s race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com and Boyne Machine Company for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The Berlin Budweiser Outlaw Late Models and the Top Speed Modifieds will also race in Friday night’s program and there will be a 15 minute practice session for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars.

Pits open on Saturday, July 19th at 12noon, there will be a one hour practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Battle at Berlin 251 cars at 3pm, with qualifying for the Battle at Berlin 251 beginning at 5:10pm. There will be an on track autograph session with all the drivers starting at 5:50pm, the race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics plus racing action from the Berlin Sportsman Division.
 

More event and track information on the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend is available at www.berlinraceway.com. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

 

Hemric, Kenseth, Campbell, Bowen, Van Doorn Top First 24 Entries for the Battle at Berlin 251

Event will pay out over $100,000 in Purse and Bonuses

 

Salem, IN (July 3, 2014) – Some of the top late model drivers in the country along with the best of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the Berlin Boyne Machine Company Super Late Models are among the first 24 entries received to date for the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics, which will take place at Berlin Raceway located in Marne, Michigan on Saturday, July 19th. The 251 lap event, sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series, will pay out over $100,000 in purse and cash bonuses. The event will pay $10,000 to win, $8000 for second, $6500 for third, down to an astounding $2000 to start for a 30 car starting field. Berlin Raceway will also pay a $20 lap leader bonus for all 251 laps, totaling an additional $5020 that will be paid out.

North Carolina hot shoe Daniel Hemric has already entered. With his win in the June 14th Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway, Hemric can guaranteed himself a minimum $10,000 bonus and be in line for the $100,000 bonus with the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown if he can win the Battle at Berlin 251. The $10,000 bonus is if a driver can only win two of the events with the Triple Crown, Hemric can win the $100,000 bonus if he can win both the Battle at Berlin 251 and the Winchester 400.
 

Hemric will have plenty of competition including local native Brian Campbell who won his series leading, sixth ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Berlin Raceway on May 31st. Campbell has two series wins so far this season and is second in series points. By winning the May 31st race Campbell is the only driver with a shot at claiming the Boyne Machine $10,000 Michigan Challenge, which will pay a driver a $10,000 cash bonus if they can win all four Michigan events the series has in 2014.
 

Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth is entered, he is the ARCA/CRA Super Series point’s leader heading into Berlin. Kenseth now races for the Boyne Machine Race Team, with their shop in nearby Jenison, Michigan. Georgia teenager Anderson Bowen is also entered, his crew chief is former Georgia Late Model racer Ricky Turner who led Chase Elliott to many big late model wins. Bowen is currently second in Southern Super Series points and was the winner of the Mercy Master of the Pro’s JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Lebanon I-44 Speedway on May 17th.

Several other top CRA drivers are entered including three-time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny Van Doorn, winner of last year’s Battle at Berlin 251, 2013 series Champion Travis Braden, winner of the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Berlin, three time JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour winner Chad Finley, along with Rick Turner, Ali Kern, Nick Gullatta, Kyle Jones and Senneker Performance Rookies Paul Shafer Jr., Wes Griffith Jr. and Brandon Watson.

Several of the top Berlin Boyne Machine Company Super Late Models drivers are entered including points leader Andrew Nylaan, two time 2014 winner Ross Meeuwsen, Joe Bush, Brandon Hermiller, also a part-time CRA competitor, Dave Lake, Jon Beach and Terry Van Haitsma. Other Michigan natives and part-time CRA drivers entered include Outlaw Late Model stand-out Phil Bozell, also Jay Niewiek and Lauren Bush.

The Battle at Berlin 251 will be 251 laps counting cautions. The event will be a 10 tire event with live pit stops. Teams can only change a max of two tires per yellow. The qualifying order for the Battle at Berlin 251 will be the reverse order that entries are received for the event, so the sooner teams get their entries in, the later they will qualify.

The Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend will begin with an open practice on Thursday, July 17th, pits will open at 11am with practice going from 2 to 6pm. On Friday, July 18th, pits will open at 11:30, there will be three open practice sessions for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars only starting at 1:30pm. Practice for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will begin at 2pm, with qualifying at 5:30pm. Friday night’s race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com and Boyne Machine Company for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The Berlin Budweiser Outlaw Late Models and the Top Speed Modifieds will also race in Friday night’s program and there will be a 15 minute practice session for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars.

Pits open on Saturday, July 19th at 12noon, there will be a one hour practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Battle at Berlin 251 cars at 3pm, with qualifying for the Battle at Berlin 251 beginning at 5:10pm. There will be an on track autograph session with all the drivers starting at 5:50pm, the race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics plus racing action from the Berlin Sportsman Division.

More event and track information on the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend is available at www.berlinraceway.com. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

 

 

Mark your calendars for Friday July 18th and Saturday July 19th!

 

Berlin Raceway is proud to Announce Primera Plastics as the Presenting Sponsor at the Battle at Berlin 251!

 

The Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics will take place Saturday, July 19th. The 251 lap event, sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, will pay out over $100,000 in purse and cash bonuses, for one of the largest purses Template Super Late Models will race for all season. The event will pay $10,000 to win down to an astounding $2000 to start for a 30 car starting field. Berlin Raceway will also pay a $20 lap leader bonus for all 251 laps! This race promises to be HUGE and tickets are just $15! The event will also be the second event of the Boyne Machine $10,000 Michigan Challenge, which will pay a driver a $10,000 cash bonus if they can win all four Michigan events the series has in 2014. The Enterprise Iron and Metal Sportsman will also be part of the action!

 

Friday July 18th will feature the Top Speed Modifieds, The Budweiser Outlaw Late Models and the JEGS/CRA Super Series. Tickets for the Friday Event are just $12 and will feature $1 beer & $1 Hot Dogs, Tailgating Competition, Post Race Band Entertainment with DJ Keller spinning tunes in the Left Turn Lounge before and after the show!

 

Get ready for one of the biggest race events of the Summer!

CRA Releases Entry Form for the Battle at Berlin 251
 Presented by Primera Plastics at Berlin Raceway

Event will pay out over $100,000 in Purse and Bonuses

 

Salem, IN (June 25, 2014) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have released the entry form for the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics, which will take place at Berlin Raceway located in Marne, Michigan on Saturday, July 19th. The 251 lap event, sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, will pay out over $100,000 in purse and cash bonuses, for one of the largest purses Template Super Late Models will race for all season. The event will pay $10,000 to win, $8000 for second, $6500 for third, down to an astounding $2000 to start for a 30 car starting field. Berlin Raceway will also pay a $20 lap leader bonus for all 251 laps, totaling an additional $5020 that will be paid out.

The Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics will be the second event of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown, which will pay a driver $100,000 bonus if a driver can win the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300, the Battle at Berlin 251 and the 43rd Annual Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway. There is a $10,000 bonus if a driver can only win two of the events. Daniel Hemric won the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 on June 14th, and is the only driver with a shot at the $100,000 bonus.
 

The event will also be the second event of the Boyne Machine $10,000 Michigan Challenge, which will pay a driver a $10,000 cash bonus if they can win all four Michigan events the series has in 2014. Brian Campbell won the first event of that challenge on May 31st at Berlin Raceway.
 

Besides Hemric and Campbell, the top drivers from the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Berlin Boyne Machine Company Super Late Models will once again battle some of the top late model drivers from around the country to claim the top prize in the Battle at Berlin 251. The Battle at Berlin 251 will be 251 laps counting cautions. The event will be a 10 tire event with live pit stops. Teams can only change a max of two tires per yellow. The qualifying order for the Battle at Berlin 251 will be the reverse order that entries are received for the event.
 

The Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend will begin with an open practice on Thursday, July 17th, pits will open at 11am with practice going from 2 to 6pm. On Friday, July 18th, pits will open at 11:30, there will be three open practice sessions for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars only starting at 1:30pm. Practice for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will begin at 2pm, with qualifying at 5:30pm. Friday night’s race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com and Boyne Machine Company for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The Berlin Budweiser Outlaw Late Models and the Top Speed Modifieds will also race in Friday night’s program and there will be a 15 minute practice session for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars.
 

Pits open on Saturday, July 19th at 12noon, there will be a one hour practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Battle at Berlin 251 cars at 3pm, with qualifying for the Battle at Berlin 251 beginning at 5:10pm. There will be an on track autograph session with all the drivers starting at 5:50pm, the race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics plus racing action from the Berlin Sportsman Division.

More event and track information on the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend is available at www.berlinraceway.com. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.