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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.
CRA and Sunoco Race Fuels Continue Agreement for 2015
Salem, IN (November 5, 2014) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS and Sunoco Race Fuels officials have announced that Sunoco Race Fuels has agreed to continue to be the Official Spec Race Fuel of the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the Official Race Fuel of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. 2015 will be the fifth straight season that Sunoco Race Fuels has been a supporter of CRA’s top two series.
“Sunoco is extremely pleased to be involved with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance again in 2015,” stated Terry Thompson, Sales Manager, Eastern US and International Sales for Sunoco Performance Products. “The CRA owners and staff have a proven history of providing extremely well run, family entertainment at racing facilities throughout the Midwest. Additionally, they provide grassroots racers with a professionally run, yet affordable, venue to hone their skills and demonstrate their talent. Sunoco has a long history of supporting grassroots racing throughout the world and we are proud to continue to support the CRA organization because of their sterling reputation and commitment to excellence.”
Sunoco Standard 110 Octane will be the Official Spec Race Fuel for the ARCA/CRA Super Series for the 2015 season. Each competitor will be required to run only the Sunoco Standard 110 Octane at every series point’s event on the 2015 schedule. Teams will also be required to purchase a minimum of 10 gallons of Sunoco Standard 110 Octane at every series points event from the hosting race track or from the Sunoco Dealer on hand, who will have fuel available at every series event when the track does not sell Sunoco Standard 110 Octane.
“Going to Sunoco Standard 110 Octane as our spec race fuel with the ARCA/CRA Super Series in 2012 has made it cut and dry with enforcing our race fuel specifications,” remarked Eddie Chew, Tech Director for CRA. “Having one fuel has eliminated the ability of teams to try and use performance enhancing additives in their race fuel, which is becoming harder to test for with so many race fuel companies blending their own fuel for teams. Going to Sunoco Standard 110 Octane as the spec race fuel has helped CRA make sure that everyone is competing on a level playing field when it comes to race fuel.”
“We greatly appreciate Sunoco Race Fuels continuing to support CRA,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with CRA. “The Sunoco name has always stood for quality products that racers can always depend on. We look forward to working with Sunoco this upcoming season!”
Sunoco Standard 110 Octane will continue to be the Official Race Fuel of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance for the 2015 season. Series teams will be required to purchase a minimum of 10 gallons of Sunoco Standard 110 Octane at any track hosting an event in 2015 that sells Sunoco Race Fuels or if it is an event serviced by a Sunoco Dealer.
FLUIDYNE to Continue Support of CRA in 2015
Salem, IN (October 23, 2014)– Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced that FLUIDYNE has agreed to continue its Contingency Award Sponsorship with CRA and its ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance for the upcoming 2015 race season.
At each ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance event during the 2015 season, the FLUIDYNE Cool Under Pressure Award will be awarded to a driver or team, who are the coolest under pressure for that event as decided by series officials. The FLUIDYNE Cool Under Pressure Award will consist of a $100 Product Certificate with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and a $75 Product Certificate with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.
“FLUIDYNE is very pleased to announce our continuation as a Contingency Award Sponsor with CRA,” remarked Gary Johnson, Owner of FLUIDYNE. “Over the years, CRA has earned a reputation for having extremely competitive racing series, where participants can be assured they will compete against the best short track drivers and teams in the sport.”
Johnson added, “FLUIDYNE’s Cooling Modules are widely used in CRA and we look forward to continuing our support to those loyal customers and developing as many new relationships as possible in the new season. At FLUIDYNE, we pride ourselves in Building Products that Perform, Built by People you Know!”
“We would like to thank FLUIDYNE for coming back on board to support CRA again in 2015,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of Champion Racing Association. “It’s great to have a company with the great reputation that FLUIDYNE has gained in racing, involved with CRA again as a sponsor!”
FLUIDYNE will also award each series 2015 Champion and Rookie of the Year with $100 Product Certificates at the 2015 CRA Awards Banquet.
Winners of the FLUIDYNE Cool Under Pressure Award with the ARCA/CRA Super Series during the 2014 season include 2014 series Champion Travis Braden, Paul Shafer Jr., Rick Turner, Ali Kern, Johnny Van Doorn, Cody Coughlin, John Hunter Nemechek, Bubba Pollard, Terry Senneker Jr., Eddie Hoffman, Brian Campbell and Anderson Bowen.
Winners of the FLUIDYNE Cool Under Pressure Award with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance during the 2014 season include 2014 series Champion Dan Leeck, Dalton Armstrong, Grant Quinlan, Steve Dorer, Hunter Baize, Anderson Bowen, Garrett Jones, Dominique Van Wieringen, Josh Nelms and Dave Gentile Jr.