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Several Special Awards on the Line at SpeedFest 2015

 

Salem, IN (January 22, 2015) -- Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced there will be several special awards on the line for SpeedFest 2015, which will be held this weekend, Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th at Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia.

Miller Auto Parts of Montezuma and Americus, Georgia will award a $500 cash bonus for the Miller Auto Parts Fast Qualifier Award for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model SpeedFest 200.

Luke Yoder Construction of Perry, Georgia will award a $400 cash bonus for the Luke Yoder Construction Fast Qualifier Award for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models SpeedFest 125.

Team Construction will award a $100 cash bonus for the Team Construction Clean Sweep Award if the Miller Auto Parts Fast Qualifier can also win the SpeedFest 200.

PitBoxes.com will award a $100 cash bonus for the Pitboxes.com Halfway Leader Award for each event. The driver leading lap 100 of the SpeedFest 200 and the driver leading lap 63 of the SpeedFest 125 will each receive a $100 cash bonus.

RaceCar Engineering will award a $100 Product Certificate to the driver advancing the most positions in the SpeedFest 200 and in the SpeedFest 125. They will also award a $100 Product Certificate to the driver having the hardest wreck in both events and a $50 Product Certificate to the 15th place finisher in both events.

VDL Fuel Systems will also award a $100 Product Certificate with the SpeedFest 200 and the SpeedFest 125 for the VDL Fuel Systems Hot Lap of the Race Award, which will be awarded to the driver turning the fastest lap in each event.

Racing Electronics will award $75 Product Certificate in each event to the second place finishing driver for the Racing Electronics Second to None Award. Racing Electronics will also award a $75 Product Certificate in each event for the Racing Electronics Most Improved Driver Award which will be awarded to the driver who improves the most positions in each event.

SpeedFest 2015 will consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Model special non-points event. The Speedfest 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The SpeedFest 125 for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models will be a four tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.

SpeedFest 2015 information can be found at www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

All information on CRA, including the 2014 rules, license forms and the entry form for both SpeedFest 2014 events, can be found at www.cra-racing.com.

 

 

Elliott, Pollard, Bowen, Wallace Highlight Second Group of SpeedFest 2015 Entries

Salem, IN (January 14, 2015) -- Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced the second group of entries that have arrived for the upcoming SpeedFest 2015, which will be held on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th at Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia. As is tradition, this event is held the weekend prior to the Super Bowl every year.

SpeedFest 2015 will consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model special non-points event. The 200 ARCA/CRA Super Series event will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event will be a four tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.

Defending SpeedFest 200 winner Chase Elliott, son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, tops the list of the second group of entries for SpeedFest 2015. The 2014 NASCAR Nationwide (now Xfinity) Series Champion and 10 time CRA winner was the talk of NASCAR during his surprising 2014 season that included three wins and becoming the youngest champion in NASCAR national touring series history at 18 years, 11 months and 18 days for car owner Dale Earnhart Jr. The Hendrick Motorsports development driver picked up wins at Texas Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway and at Chicagoland Speedway and was also the series Sunoco Rookie of the Year. Last year was Elliott's second SpeedFest win in the Super Late Model event, he is also a two time winner in the SpeedFest Pro Late Model event.

Georgia hot shoe Bubba Pollard is also entered to do double duty at SpeedFest 2015. Pollard had a sensational 2014 season that included 14 wins in Super Late Models and Pro Late Models and he was the 2014 Southern Super Series Champion. Pollard has continued his hot streak into 2015 getting the win in the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway on January 3rd. Pollard looks to get his first ever SpeedFest win this year, if not a sweep of both events!

Fellow Georgia driver Anderson Bowen is also entered. Bowen had a break out season in 2014 getting Southern Super Series wins at Gresham Motorsports Park and at Montgomery Motor Speedway and claimed the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Mercy Masters of the Pro's 144 at Lebanon I-44 Speedway this past May. Bowen will have Ricky Turner turning the wrenches on his cars again in 2015.

North Carolina's Matt Wallace, son of NASCAR Racer Mike Wallace, is entered for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model SpeedFest event. Wallace came from his 17th starting position to finish third in in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Mercy Masters of the Pro's 144 last year at his former home track. Wallace looks to hit a lot of bigger races in 2015.

Additional entries for the 200 lap Super Late Model event with SpeedFest 2015 include Georgia drivers Russell Fleeman, Kyle Plott, Kyle McCallum and former NASCAR All-Pro Series stand out Ron Young. Also entered are North Carolina veteran driver Jimmy Doyle and Florida racer Kyle Bryant.

Other drivers now entered for the 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model event include Indiana teenagers Quinntan Bear and Chris Hacker, who is driving for Scott Neal Motorsports. Both those drivers are two time winners with the Vore's Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series. Also entered are Alabama drivers Justin South, winner of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Memphis International Raceway in 2013 and Bret Holmes, a Dirt Late Model and Late Model Stock competitor. Also Tennessee's Justin Ashburn and Georgia racers Josh Adkins, Jordan McCallum, Christopher Tullis and Jay Coen have now entered.

The above listed drivers join the already strong group of drivers already entered for SpeedFest 2015 including David Ragan, John Hunter Nemechek, Harrison Burton, Kyle Grissom, Todd Gilliland, Chad Finley, Paul Shafer Jr., Dalton Armstrong, Brandon Oakley, Jordan Pruitt, Dominique Van Wieringen, Scotty Ellis, Cole Timm, Austin Wayne Self, Kody Evans, Joe Ross, Derek Scott Jr., Brandon Brilliant, Dalton Grindle, Riley Thorton and Chandler Smith. Additional entries for both events are expected to continue to arrive over the next week leading up to the event.

Track and SpeedFest 2015 information can be found at www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

All information on CRA, including the 2015 rules, license forms and the entry forms for both SpeedFest 2015 events, can be found at www.cra-racing.com.

 

 

Ragan, Nemechek, Burton, Grissom, Gilliland Highlight First Group of SpeedFest 2015 Entries

 Salem, IN (January 7, 2015) --Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced the first group of entries that have arrived for the upcoming SpeedFest 2015, which will be held on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th at Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia. As is tradition, this event is held the weekend prior to the Super Bowl every year.

 SpeedFest 2015 will once consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model special non-points event. The 200 ARCA/CRA Super Series event will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event will be a four tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.

 NASCAR Sprint Cup competitor David Ragan tops the list of entries to date for the 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS event with SpeedFest 2015. Ragan is still looking to get his first CRA win and would love nothing more than to get that win at Watermelon Capital Speedway, which is located just down the road from his hometown Unadilla, Georgia. Ragan lead the first nine laps of last year's event, before being passed by eventual winner Chase Elliott, but did get a fourth place finish. Ragan finished seventh in the event in 2013 and third in 2012.

Other entries to date for the 200 lap Super Late Model event with SpeedFest 2015 include John Hunter Nemechek, son of NASCAR veteran competitor Joe Nemechek and winner of the Snowball Derby in December. Harrison Burton, the 14 year old son of NASCAR legend Jeff Burton, is also entered. Both those drivers will pull double duty competing in both feature events with SpeedFest. A couple of other NASCAR Drivers sons are entered, Kyle Grissom, son of former NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion Steve Grissom and Todd Gilliland, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup competitor David Gilliland are both entered for the SpeedFest 200.

 Former Michigan native Chad Finley, who recently relocated to North Carolina, leads a strong group of Northern drivers entered. Finley is always a tough competitor and is a four time winner with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Indiana native Paul Shafer Jr., who finished fourth in 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series points, is entered along with fellow Indiana native Dalton Armstrong, fourth place finisher in the 2014 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour points. Ohio native Brandon Oakley, who picked up his first ever ARCA/CRA Super Series win this past September, is entered. Michigan driver Jordan Pruitt is also entered.

 Canadian Dominique Van Wieringen, a former winner in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, is entered in her first Super Late Model event for NEMCO Motorsports.  Georgia native Scotty Ellis is entered, along with North Carolina racer Cole Timm, a winner with the PASS South Series in 2014 and ARCA Racing Series regular Austin Wayne Self from Texas, who will also do double duty.

Other drivers entered for the 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model event include Ohio native Kody Evans, Missouri's Joe Ross, Texas native Derek Scott Jr. and Georgia natives Brandon Brilliant, Dalton Grindle, Riley Thorton and Chandler Smith.

 Additional entries for both events are expected to continue to arrive over the next two weeks leading up to the event.

 Track and SpeedFest 2015 information can be found at www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com.

 All information on CRA, including the 2015 rules, license forms and the entry forms for both SpeedFest 2015 events, can be found at www.cra-racing.com.

 

 

CARS Tour Adjust Season Finale Date;
Winchester 400 and CARS Tour Season Finale Incentives Up for Grabs

Mooresville, NC 12/4/14- CARS Tour officials are proud to announce a date change for the season finale event at Hickory (NC) Motor Speedway originally set for October 11th to Sunday November 1, 2015. The Sunday afternoon event will crown the first ever champions for both the Late Model Stock Car Tour and Super Late Model Tour.

The date change comes upon a working partnership developed with the Championship Racing Association (CRA) powered by JEGS to stay idle during the Winchester 400 weekend for super late model teams at Winchester (IN) Speedway. As part of the adjustment the top two highest in CARS Super Late Model Tour championship points standings just prior to the Winchester 400 event will each receive guaranteed starting positions, one (1) set of practice tires, and a free entry fee to the 44th running of the Winchester 400 on October 11, 2015.

In return the top two championship finishers in the final ARCA/CRA Super Series season ending points standings will each receive guaranteed starting positions, one (1) set of practice tires, and a free entry fee to the CARS Tour season finale event at the famed Hickory Motor Speedway on November 1, 2015.

 

 

2015 Berlin Raceway CRA Dates Announced

Battle at Berlin 251 to Take Place on Tuesday, June 16th

Salem, IN (November 21, 2014) - Berlin Raceway and Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced the 2015 CRA dates for Berlin Raceway. As in the past the dates will include two ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS sanctioned events and one JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour sanctioned event.

 The Battle at Berlin 251, one of the premier Template Super Late Model events in the country, will move to Tuesday, June 16th, right after the first Michigan International Speedway NASCAR weekend, which was the date for that event for several very successful seasons.  The 251 lap event 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. Coopersville, Michigan native and three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny Van Doorn won the last two Battle at Berlin 251's, while NASCAR Star Kyle ''Rowdy'' Busch won in 2010, 2011 and 2012, when the event was titled with his name. More detailed information on this event will be released at a later date.

 First the ARCA/CRA Super Series will visit Berlin Raceway on Saturday, May 16th for a warm-up event to the Battle at Berlin 251. As always the 125 lap green flag event will see the best of the ARCA/CRA Super Series battle against the best of the Berlin Raceway Boyne Machine Company Super Late Models to see who can get the win and get dialed in for the Battle at Berlin 251.

 The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will visit Berlin Raceway on Saturday, August 1st, as the series regulars battle the top crate late model drivers from Berlin Raceway and throughout the state of Michigan in a 100 lap green flag event that will be presented by Boyne Machine Company.

 More event and track information is available at www.berlinraceway.com. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com