Salem, IN (November 13, 2013) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS has announced that the 2013 Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS Awards Banquet will move back to downtown Indianapolis at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown at Union Station. The event will take place on Saturday, January 11th, 2014, honoring the top 10 teams in 2013 points from the ARCA/CRA Super Series, Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman and the Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks, as well as the top 13 teams in points from the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance.
“We are very happy to bring the CRA Awards Banquet back to exciting downtown Indy and back to the elegant Crowne Plaza Indianapolis,”remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with CRA. “We have to thank Shepherd Insurance & Financial Services for coming on board to support this year’s banquet, without their help we would not have been able to make the move back downtown!”
On Saturday, January 11th, there will be a reception to start the evening’s events at 5pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 6pm, with the awards ceremony immediately following at approximately 7pm. The Bishops, Indy's Number 1 rated Pop & Rock Party Band, will be back to perform after the awards ceremony at approximately 9:30pm.
In addition to the point finishing awards, there will be several special award winners honored that night including each CRA divisions Rookie of the Year, each divisions Sportsman of the Year and each divisions Dedication Awards. Speed 51.com will also be announcing the winners of each CRA Divisions Most Popular Driver Awards. There will be over $21,000 in product given away by random draws between the four CRA Divisions at the awards banquet, a team representative has to be in attendance to collect any awards either earned or given away at the banquet. There will also be drawings for prizes for the women present at the banquet.
The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown is conveniently located at 123 W. Louisiana St at the historic Union Station. Union Station still operates as an active train station. The muffled rumblings of trains regularly passing through ads to the ambiance of staying in our hotel. Whether you're lodging in an authentic Pullman train car guest room or a spacious suite, our guests enjoy fabulous perks, such as free Internet access, room service, Fitness and Business Centers, an indoor pool and the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® program. The hotel will offer special room rates of $99 for CRA Guest. Teams can contact the hotel at 317-631-2221 and ask for the CRA Awards Banquet room rate. Rooms must be reserved by December 27th to receive the discounted rate.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour teams that ran at least 75% of the point events in 2013 will receive four complimentary banquet tickets. Also for the first time ever the CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stock teams that ran at least 75% of the point events in 2013 will receive two complimentary banquet tickets.
RSVP’s for the banquet will need to be sent in to the CRA office by December 27, 2013, teams and guest can download a banquet invitation off the CRA web site. For more information on the 2013 Champion Racing Association Awards Banquet contact the CRA office at 812-883-0455, or visit the series web site at www.cra-racing.com.