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The ASA STARS National Tour will debut in 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America.  Announced in October, many of the best drivers in America are expected to compete in the 10-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000. 

The national series is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.  

A Winner’s Circle program will also be part of the ASA National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance.  The program details will be announced at a later date, but it will be in the same vein as ASA utilized in its heyday.

Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour.  It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.


 

 



 

A STRONG FIELD OF OVER 50 CARS HAVE FILED ENTRIES FOR CLYDE HART MEMORIAL

(New Smyrna, FL) The entry list for the 25th Anniversary of the Clyde Hart Memorial at New Smyrna Speedway has grown to over 50 cars! Drivers from 17 states and Canada make up the list of 52 paid entries to kick off the 2024 ASA STARS National Tour tonight.


 

2020 NASCAR Champion and Most Popular Driver of the Year in NASCAR Chase Elliott headlines the field that includes over 10 drivers with ties to NASCAR. For the first, 2023 ASA STARS National Champion and full time NASCAR Truck Series competitor Ty Majeski will be on with fellow ASA Branded Tours Champions of the ASA Southern Super Series & ASA CRA Super Late Model, Gio Ruggiero, and ASA Midwest Tour Champion Gabe Sommers. Not only have the champions come to race, the top 15 in 2023 points have returned to kick off the 2024 ASA STARS National Tour season.


 

Drivers from Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Maine, North Carolina, Colorado, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Virginia, New York, and Canada have all come together at the famed ½ paved oval in New Smyrna, Florida. 


 

The Full Clyde Hart Memorial Entry List Can Be Found Here


 

Schedule of Events:

Qualifying - 4:30PM

Last Chance Qualifier - 6:00PM

On Track Autograph Session 6:30PM

Clyde Hart Memorial - 8:00PM

**All Times Eastern


 

Those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial will be able to watch online live coverage on TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, as all are providing subscription-based coverage.


 

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com and be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG:@starsnational).


 


 

 

 

Tickets On Sale Friday for Gigantic Opening Weekend at Five Flags Speedway 
 


 

(Pensacola, FL) - Race fans in the Florida Panhandle won’t have to wait much longer for the 2024 season.  Five Flags Speedway kicks off the 2024 campaign with a three-day event on the historic half-mile track from March 22nd to March 24th. 


 

Opening night will be on Friday, March 22nd with the Outlaws, Pure Stocks and Sportsman taking center stage on the track’s traditional night. Grandstands open at 4pm CT and racing gets underway at 8pm CT. 


 

Saturday will feature practice for the ASA STARS National Tour as they prepare for Sunday’s main event, the Sunshine State 200. The racing card on Saturday will feature the fast-growing Crown Vic division at Five Flags and the ARCA Menards East Series Pensacola 150.  There will be an autograph session at 6:15 pm CT and racing will take place at 7:35 pm CT.


 

The Sunday matinee will conclude the weekend as the top Super Late Model drivers in the country will square off in the ASA STARS National Tour Sunshine State 200. The event is a combination race with the ASA Southern Super Series and the track’s Blizzard Series.  Qualifying will be at 12:00 pm CT, autograph session at 1:30 pm CT, and racing at 2:30 pm CT.  


 

3 Day Reserved Seat Tickets can be purchased for $60, and primitive RV Sites are available FREE of charge on a first come first serve basis.


 

Tickets on Friday are $10 dollars for adults and $5 dollars for kids for both reserved and general admission.  


 

Tickets for the ARCA Menards East Series Pensacola 150 on Saturday are $25 dollars for adults and $10 dollars for kids for both reserved and general admission.  Tickets purchased at the gate on Saturday will be $30 for adults. 


 

Tickets on Sunday for the ASA STARS National Tour Sunshine State 200 are $30 dollars for adults and $10 dollars for kids for both reserved and general admission. Tickets purchased at the gate on Sunday will be $35.   


 

All tickets can be purchased online starting Friday afternoon, February 9, at 5flagsspeedway.com or trackenterprises.com.  Pit passes can be purchased on the Pit Pay app. Tickets purchased ahead of the event have a five-dollar discount.  Tickets can still be purchased at the track on race day. 

 


 

Clyde Hart Memorial Storylines To Watch

The first race of ASA STARS 2024 Season is one week away! Here are some stories to watch unfold for the Clyde Hart Memorial at New Smyrna Speedway on Tuesday, February 13th.

  • 45 Drivers have filed entries for the event looking to qualify or race their way into the 28 car starting field Tuesday Night.


     

  • One of those 45 drivers is the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott. He will look to find success that his Hendrick Motorsports teammate William Byron had found in the Clyde Hart Memorial.


     

  • Record breaking Clyde Hart Memorial purse paying $15,000 to win and $1,500 to start.


     

  • Midwest Drivers Well Represented

    8 drivers from WI, IL, IN, MN, OH including the defending ASA STARS National Tour Champion Ty Majeski and ASA Midwest Tour Champion Gabe Sommers


     

  • Canadian Drivers Trekking South

    4 Drivers from Canada will be making their way down including Treyton Lapcevich, Jo Lawrence and NASCAR Canada driver Donald Theetge. Technically Cole Butcher lists Mooresville, North Carolina as his home now but our friends to the north still claim Cole as their own.


     

  • This is a Tri-Sanctioned Event

    Drivers competing in the Clyde Hart Memorial will score points for the ASA STARS National Tour, as well as ASA Southern Super Series, and the David Rogers Super Late Model Series.


     

  • ASA Branded Tours Champions All Competing

    2023 Champions from ASA STARS National (Ty Majeski), ASA Southern Super Series (Gio Ruggiero), ASA CRA Super Late Models (Gio Ruggiero), and ASA Midwest Tour (Gabe Sommers) will all be on the track for the first time together since winning their respective championships.


     

  • Locals Look to Defend Home Turf

    13 Drivers from the state of Florida are entered including Stephen Nasse, Jeff Choquette, and Brad May


     

  • Southern Stars Looking To Shine Bright

    The south’s best Super Late Model drivers like Bubba Pollard, Casey Roderick, and Connor Okrzesik will all be competing for the win


     

  • Spotlight on New Smyrna Speedway

    With an off day at the Daytona International Speedway fans, teams and sponsors will all make their way to the famous half mile racetrack to see the nation’s best Super Late Model drivers


     

  • The Next Generation

    Young Guns like William Sawlich, Gio Ruggiero, Brent Crews, Ty Fredrickson, Caden Kvapil, Gavan Boschele and Dawson Sutton all are looking to make a name for themselves in the ASA STARS National Tour.


 

For ticket information for this event and the entire 2024 World Series of Asphalt schedule, visit New Smyrna Speedway online: newsmyrnaspeedway.org

Those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial will be able to watch online live coverage on TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, or FloRacing, as all are providing subscription-based coverage.


 

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com and be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).


 

ASA Southern Super Series
The ASA Southern Super Series is a Southeast regional super late model pavement championship racing tour, owned and operated by Tim and Pat Bryant in partnership with Track Enterprises. Founded in 2013, the Series can trace its roots back to the former Southern All Stars Tour and today runs a 10-12 race schedule, competing primarily in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.

For more information on Southern Super Series and their full schedule, please visit southernsuperseries.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook: Southern Super Series.


 

View The Current Detailed Entry List: Click Here


 

For full schedule and ticket information visit our event page here


Nation’s Best Ready For 25th Annual Clyde Hart Memorial

New Smyrna, FL - The ASA STARS National Tour will make its debut at the prestigious New Smyrna Speedway on Tuesday February 13th for the 25th running of the Clyde Hart Memorial. The tri-sanctioned event with the ASA STARS National Tour, ASA Southern Super Series, and the David Rogers Super Late Models features an impressive field of over 40 cars featuring drivers from 17 states and Ontario Canada that are ready to do battle on the action packed half-mile. The event features a 200 lap feature paying $15,000 to the winner and $1,500 to start the main event. 


 

The ASA STARS National Tour Clyde Hart Memorial will be a part of the 56th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. Night number 1 of the World Series of Asphalt takes place on Friday, February 9th and runs 9 consecutive nights, closing out on Saturday the 17th with the David Rogers Super Late Models Orange Blossom 100. 


 

The 2024 Clyde Hart Memorial is shaping up to be one for the record books with an event high total payout as well as the most entries in the event's history. A blend of drivers with ties to NASCAR, career short track aces, and rising stars looking to make a name for themselves will all be in action at New Smyrna Speedway. Headlining the Clyde Hart entry list is 2020 NASCAR Cup Champion Chase Elliott. Elliott is no stranger to victory lane in Southern Super Series competition, finding victory lane 3 times in a limited number of starts. 


 

“We are thrilled to work with the Hart family and everyone at New Smyrna Speedway to make this a must see event. Clyde Hart was huge on getting the drivers from the north and the south to come together and battle it out here at New Smyrna. Although Clyde is no longer with us, his legacy will live on for years to come.” stated ASA STARS National Tour Owner Bob Sargent. 


 

For ticket information for this event and the entire 2024 World Series of Asphalt schedule, visit New Smyrna Speedway online: newsmyrnaspeedway.org

Those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial will be able to watch online live coverage on TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, or FloRacing, as all are providing subscription-based coverage.


 

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com and be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).


 

ASA Southern Super Series
The ASA Southern Super Series is a Southeast regional super late model pavement championship racing tour, owned and operated by Tim and Pat Bryant in partnership with Track Enterprises. Founded in 2013, the Series can trace its roots back to the former Southern All Stars Tour and today runs a 10-12 race schedule, competing primarily in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina.

For more information on Southern Super Series and their full schedule, please visit southernsuperseries.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook: Southern Super Series.


 

View The Current Detailed Entry List: Click Here


 

For full schedule and ticket information visit our event page here


 

43 Cars Entered as of Monday, February 2, 2024 at 12:00pm CT

2 John Bolen (Jasper, AL)

8 Jonathan Knee (Fort Collins, CO)

08 Tony Elrod (Lecanto, FL)

9 Brad May (Oviedo, FL) 

9 Chase Elliott (Dawsonville, GA) 

9 Derek Kraus (Strarford, WI)

12 Derek Griffith (Litchfield, NH)

14 Austin Nason (Roscoe, IL) 

14 Connor Okrzesik (Grand Bay, AL) 

15 Gabe Sommers (Plover, WI) 

20 Kris Wright (Pittsburgh, PA) 

21 Jeff Choquette (W Palm Beach, FL) 

22 Gio Ruggiero (Seekonk, MA) 

23 Dave Farrington (Sabattus, ME)

23 Billy VanMeter (Indianapolis, IN) 

24 Brent Crews (Denver, NC) 

25 Gavan Boschele (Mooresville, NC) 

26 Bubba Pollard (Senoia, GA)

26 Casey Roderick (Pulaski, MS) 

26 Dawson Sutton (Lebanon, TN) 

27 Cody Krucker (Bonita Springs, FL) 

27 Bobby Good (Lake Mary, FL)

28 Timothy Watson (Panama City, FL) 

28 Cole Butcher (Hantsports, NS)

29 Hunter Wright (Lebanon, TN)

30 Kyle Steckly (Milverton, Ontario Canada) 

32 Treyten Lapcevich (Grimsby, Ontario Canada) 

32 Caden Kvapil (Mooresville, NC) 

33 Daniel Webster (Brooksville, FL)

33 Albert Francis (Painesville, OH)

36 Ty Fredrickson (Northfield, MN)

44 Conner Jones (Fredericksburg, VA)

50 Jett Noland (Groveland, FL)

51 Stephen Nasse (Pinellas Park, FL) 

51 Jake Finch Lynn (Haven, FL)

54 Matthew Craig (Concord, NC) 

58 Michael Goddard (Ft Myers, FL)

62 William Sawalich (Eden Prairie, MN)

69 Michael Hinde (Hernando, FL)

76 James Lynch (Palos Park, IL) 

78 Jo Lawrence (London, Ontario Canada) 

91 Ty Majeski (Neenah, WI)

97 Grant Thormeier (Lakeland, FL)


 

 

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THROUGH THE YEARS OF THE CLYDE HART MEMORIAL

(New Smyrna, FL) For one Tuesday in February, all eyes will be on the historic half-mile just outside of Daytona, Florida. A track that was built with high-speed short track racing in mind, has now become the springboard for many that will be racing at Daytona International Speedway just a few days later. New Smyrna Speedway’s World Series of Asphalt will once again be the place to be for short track racers, fans, and others in the racing industry for 10 days of racing.


 

The Clyde Hart Memorial race hasn’t always been a part of the World Series of Asphalt, it was previously held in July prior to the summer race at Daytona. However, due to the unpredictable July summer weather in Florida, the decision was made to move the Clyde Hart Memorial and make it a part of the World Series of Asphalt event in February.


 

This season the STARS National Tour will kick off their 2024 campaign on February 13th at New Smyrna Speedway for the 25th running of the Clyde Hart Memorial. The Nation’s Best Super Late Models will run wheel to wheel in what is shaping up to be a memorable 25th Anniversary of the Clyde Hart Memorial. Since the Inaugural event in 1999 there have been 13 different winners and only 1 rainout with the legendary TM Ranch Number 11 car driven by the late David Rogers winning the Inaugural event back in 1999. Wayne Anderson is a 5-time event winner with wins in 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011. Other notable drivers include 4-time event winner Jeff Choquette who won in 2010 and then won three in a row in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Tim Russell has won the Clyde Hart Memorial 3-times with wins in 2006, 2009 and 2015. Short track veteran Stephen Nasse added his name to the record books in 2020 while NASCAR Cup Series Driver William Byron became a 2-time winner with back to back wins in 2022 and 2023.


 

The 2024 edition of this event honoring New Smyrna Speedway’s Founding Father is going to be a ‘can’t miss’ event with short track STARS from all over the country. The race will be twice as long as the normal distance with the STARS National Tour running the signature 100 mile race or 200 laps around the ½ mile at New Smyrna Speedway. Will someone new add their name to the Clyde Hart Memorial winner list, or will we see a repeat winner? Find out live and in person Tuesday, February 13th for the 25th running of the Clyde Hart Memorial. 


 

For ticket information for this event and the entire 2024 World Series of Asphalt schedule visit New Smyrna Speedway online: newsmyrnaspeedway.org


 

Those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial will be able to watch online live coverage on TrackTV.comMidwestTour.TV, or FloRacing all providing subscription-based coverage.


 

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at www.starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).


 

Past Clyde Hart Memorial Winners
1999 – David Rogers
2000 – Wayne Anderson
2001 – Mike Fritts
2002 – Travis Kittleson
2003 – Mike Fritts
2004 – Wayne Anderson
2005 – Wayne Anderson
2006 – Tim Russell
2007 – Sam Watts
2008 – Wayne Anderson
2009 – Tim Russell
2010 – Jeff Choquette
2011 – Wayne Anderson
2012 – Rich Clouser
2013 – Daniel Keene Jr.
2014 – Steve Wallace
2015 – Tim Russell
2016 – Brad May
2017 – Jeff Choquette
2018 – Jeff Choquette
2019 – Jeff Choquette
2020 – Stephen Nasse
2021 – Rained Out
2022 – William Byron
2023 – William Byron

 


 

Midwest Drivers to Migrate to Florida for ASA STARS National Tour Opener


 

By: ASA PR (Kevin Ramsell
)
New Smyrna, FL – Seven Midwest drivers have filed their entry for the ASA STARS National Tour’s Clyde Hart Memorial 200 season opener on Tuesday, February 13th at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio will have representatives heading to the famous half-mile speedway located near the eastern Florida coast, escaping the cold northern weather for the warmer weather.


 

2023 ASA Midwest Tour champion Gabe Sommers, fresh off his Oktoberfest 200 victory at La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway in West Salem, WI, will bring that momentum to New Smyrna Speedway. Last year, the Plover, WI driver competed in four STARS events where he had two top-five and four top-ten finishes. In the ASA Midwest Tour, he had two victories, five top-five and 10 top-ten finishes en route to his championship. He has 12 starts in New Smyrna’s World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing with two top-fives and six top-ten finishes.


 

Roscoe, Il veteran Austin Nason finished fifth in the STARS Tour standing last season with one top-five and seven top-ten finishes. He also picked up a victory in the ASA Midwest Tour’s Howie Lettow Memorial 100 at Madison International Speedway in Oregon, WI. Nason has 20 career starts at the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing with one victory, five top-fives, and nine top-ten finishes in Pro Late Models and Super Late Models.


 

Former ARCA Menards West Series champion Derek Kraus will bring his Super Late Model from Stratford, WI to New Smyrna. Kraus made five starts in the STARS Tour last season with one top-five and three top-ten finishes. He is no stranger to the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing as he has made 31 starts in his career with three top-fives and 16 top-ten finishes.


 

Billy Van Meter, from Indianapolis, IN hopes to kick off his 2024 ASA STARS National Tour campaign with a victory at New Smyrna Speedway. Last year, he competed in the ASA Southern Super Series event during the World Series but fell out with mechanical issues. He competed in nine STARS events last season with five top-ten finishes.


 

Albert Francis will be making the trek from Painesville, OH to compete in the STARS season opener for what appears to be his first time at New Smyrna Speedway. Francis competed in all ten STARS events last season with one top-ten finish. He is a veteran in the ASA CRA Super Series where he has 25 starts with four top-five and ten top-ten career finishes.


 

James Lynch will be looking to make his second Clyde Hart Memorial start in the STARS season opener. The Palos Park, IL driver finished 10th in the ASA Southern Series opener last year at New Smyrna Speedway. Lynch finished third in the Midwest Truck Series points last year with four victories, seven top-fives, and 10 top-ten finishes. He also finished third in Late Model points at Grundy County Speedway in Morris, IL. 


 

The final driver is no stranger to New Smyrna Speedway as he will come to the famous track as the 2023 ASA STARS National Tour champion. Ty Majeski from Seymour, WI will be looking for another victory during the World Series. Majeski has seven victories, 16 top-five’s, and 20 top-ten’s previous starts during the nine-day race event.


 

The sophomore season for the ASA STARS National Tour will be part of the 58th Annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing at New Smyrna Speedway on February 9-17th. 


 

The Clyde Hart Memorial 200 is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 12 & 13 at New Smyrna Speedway. The event will serve as the season opening race for ASA Stars National Tour season. The Clyde Hart Memorial will be tri-sanctioned by the ASA STARS National Tour, ASA Southern Super Series and the Sunbelt David Rogers Super Late Models as part of the World Series of Asphalt point championship.


 

Tuesday, February 13 sees Pit Gates opening at 10AM, ASA STARS Qualifying scheduled for 4:30PM, and a Last Chance Qualifying Race (if needed) at 6PM.
For ticket information for this event and the entire 2024 World Series of Asphalt schedule visit New Smyrna Speedway online: 
newsmyrnaspeedway.org

For those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial, online live coverage will be widespread with TrackTV.comMidwestTour.TV, and FloRacing all providing subscription-based coverage.


 

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).

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TrackTV.com Is The Official Home For ASA Branded Tour Streaming Broadcasts in 2024

 rack Enterprises is excited to officially launch TrackTV.com as the Official Home for the ASA STARS National Tour races in 2024. Via a relationship with the SPEEDSPORTTV Network and Riivet, Inc.

that began with MidwestTour.TV, TrackTV.com will now be on display for fans worldwide and send all 10 ASA STARS National Tour races to a global audience in a high-quality streaming product. Subscribers that are already subscribed to MidwestTour.TV won’t need to do anything as all 10 ASA STARS National Races will be simulcasted live on MidwestTour.TV.

 

Long-time broadcaster and award winning PA announcer Adam Mackey will have the call for all 10 ASA STARS National Tour races with Jim Tretow alongside him in the TrackTV.com booth. Tretow has been a familiar voice across the Super Late Model landscape for decades including the original ASA series live on TNN.

 

Subscribers to TrackTV.com will be able to watch all the action throughout the season as well as tune into all ASA Regional races including ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco, ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, and the ASA Midwest Tour. 

 

The ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco and ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS stand-alone races will also be available for TrackTV.com and Racing America subscribers in 2024. 

 

“This is a big piece to our future in motorsports and gives us full control over each broadcast during the season,” quoted ASA Branded Tours General Manager Drew Kreibich. “The production crew, Chris Graner and his team bring to each race has the passion this sport deserves and the content they put on their stream is outstanding.” 

 

In addition to live ASA Branded Tour race events, fans will be able to rewatch 9 of the 10 ASA STARS National Tour races from the 2023 season and ASA Midwest Tour events from 2021-2023. In addition to the rebroadcasts, race fans can tune in live to races from all ASA Branded Tours including ASA Southern Super Series, ASA/CRA Super Series, and the ASA Midwest Tour for only $29.99 per month. Existing subscribers to MidwestTour.TV will be able to use their current subscription and access TrackTV.com content. 

 

To subscribe, head over to TrackTV.com and click the subscribe button in the upper right corner. TrackTV.com’s ASA STARS National Tour schedule will kick off with the 25th running of the Clyde Hart Memorial at New Smyrna Speedway as part of the 2024 World Series of Asphalt on Tuesday February 13th.

 


 

Majeski Enters ASA STARS National Tour Clyde Hart Memorial 200 

 

(New Smyrna Beach, FL) 2023 ASA STARS National Tour champion, Ty Majeski, is among the early entries for the Clyde Hart Memorial 200 at New Smyrna Speedway, Tuesday, January 13.

Majeski, the Wisconsin Short Track Superstar, will pilot his familiar #91 Ford in the ASA STARS National Tour opener, in what may or may not be in defense of his 2023 championship. The 2016 World Series of Asphalt Champion last competed at New Smyrna Speedway Speedweeks in 2020.

“We’re going to start off the season for sure at New Smyrna for the ASA STARS race on Tuesday and then pick and choose from there” Majeski commented. “We won’t have a real set schedule in 2024 but we will hit up some ASA races, Midwest Tour, and then probably some other bigger shows.”

Majeski became the first ever ASA STARS National Tour series champion last fall at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, but it wasn’t easy. 

For the first seven races of the STARS National Tour season, it looked like Majeski would cruise to the inaugural series championship for pavement Super Late Models. A part time schedule that turned into a championship hunt through the first 7 races had Majeski and his team focused on the final three races. 

Three dominating wins in the first five races put the Necedah, WI short track star and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular in command of the title, but a pair of DNF’s at Toledo and Winchester dwindled what was a 93-point lead down to just an 8-point advantage heading into the All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the series’ finale. 

The effort at Nashville was enough to secure the title, with Majeski claiming the Inaugural STARS National Tour Championship by 32 points and cementing his name in the record book. 

The Clyde Hart Memorial 200 is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 12 & 13 at New Smyrna Speedway. The event will serve as the season opening race for ASA Stars National Tour season. The Clyde Hart Memorial will be tri-sanctioned by the ASA STARS National Tour, ASA Southern Super Series and the Sunbelt David Rogers Super Late Models as part of the World Series of Asphalt point championship.

Tuesday, February 13 sees Pit Gates opening at 10AM, ASA STARS Qualifying scheduled for 4:30PM, and a Last Chance Qualifying Race (if needed) at 6PM. 

For those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial, online live coverage will be widespread with TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, and FloRacing all providing subscription-based coverage. 

The 2024 Clyde Hart Memorial 200 event entry blank has been posted on the ASA STARS National Tour website at www.starsnationaltour.com  

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @r

 

 

 


 

Majeski Enters ASA STARS National Tour Clyde Hart Memorial 200 

(New Smyrna Beach, FL) 2023 ASA STARS National Tour champion, Ty Majeski, is among the early entries for the Clyde Hart Memorial 200 at New Smyrna Speedway, Tuesday, January 13.

Majeski, the Wisconsin Short Track Superstar, will pilot his familiar #91 Ford in the ASA STARS National Tour opener, in what may or may not be in defense of his 2023 championship. The 2016 World Series of Asphalt Champion last competed at New Smyrna Speedway Speedweeks in 2020.

“We’re going to start off the season for sure at New Smyrna for the ASA STARS race on Tuesday and then pick and choose from there” Majeski commented. “We won’t have a real set schedule in 2024 but we will hit up some ASA races, Midwest Tour, and then probably some other bigger shows.”

Majeski became the first ever ASA STARS National Tour series champion last fall at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, but it wasn’t easy. 

For the first seven races of the STARS National Tour season, it looked like Majeski would cruise to the inaugural series championship for pavement Super Late Models. A part time schedule that turned into a championship hunt through the first 7 races had Majeski and his team focused on the final three races. 

Three dominating wins in the first five races put the Neenah, WI short track star and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series regular in command of the title, but a pair of DNF’s at Toledo and Winchester dwindled what was a 93-point lead down to just an 8-point advantage heading into the All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the series’ finale. 

The effort at Nashville was enough to secure the title, with Majeski claiming the Inaugural STARS National Tour Championship by 32 points and cementing his name in the record book. 

The Clyde Hart Memorial 200 is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 12 & 13 at New Smyrna Speedway. The event will serve as the season opening race for ASA Stars National Tour season. The Clyde Hart Memorial will be tri-sanctioned by the ASA STARS National Tour, ASA Southern Super Series and the Sunbelt David Rogers Super Late Models as part of the World Series of Asphalt point championship.

Tuesday, February 13 sees Pit Gates opening at 10AM, ASA STARS Qualifying scheduled for 4:30PM, and a Last Chance Qualifying Race (if needed) at 6PM. 

For those unable to attend the Clyde Hart Memorial, online live coverage will be widespread with TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, and FloRacing all providing subscription-based coverage. 

The 2024 Clyde Hart Memorial 200 event entry blank has been posted on the ASA STARS National Tour website at www.starsnationaltour.com  

For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).


 

 

New Wave of SpeedFest Entries Makes for Star Studded Field

 

(Cordele, GA) The entry list for the “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024” keeps getting stronger and stronger, with several Super Late Model stars entering the 150-lap race this week.

 

After the original wave of entries was released last week, race organizers have received entries from many of the best Super Late Model stars in the country. Headlining that list was 2023 Southern Super Series and CRA series champion, Gio Ruggiero. The Seekonk, MA became the first driver to win both series championships in the same season and also collected two ASA STARS National Tour victories.

 

Next up is Florida wheelman, Stephen Nasse. While Nasse will be looking for his first ever victory at SpeedFest, the Super Late Model star has claimed two Southern Super Series championships along with marquee wins in the All American 400, Winchester 400, and has claimed at least one of just about every big race at New Smyrna Speedway.

 

While many have talked about Ross Chastain racing in the Pro Late Model portion of SpeedFest, it has now been made official that NASCAR Cup Series driver, Josh Berry, will be competing in the Super Late Model portion of the weekend. Berry will be driving full-time this year for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series but will pilot a Kevin Harvick entry at Watermelon Capital Speedway.

 

Other drivers who race full-time in NASCAR that will be making the trip to Georgia for the January 20 race include Brandon Jones, from nearby Atlanta, GA and fellow Georgia racer Jake Garcia. Jones has been a full-time competitor in the NASCAR Xfinity Series since 2015, while Jake Garcia will be driving full-time for ThorSport Racing in 2024 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

 

Add in 2-time CARS Tour Super Late Model champion and former All American 400 winner Matt Craig, 2-time Southern Super Series point champion and former All American 400 and Rattler winner, Casey Roderick, and ASA STARS National Tour point runner-up and Redbud 400 winner Cole Butcher to the list, and SpeedFest turns into a can’t miss event.

 

All of the aforementioned drivers add to an already strong list that included Bubba Pollard, of Senoia, GA, who has won the last two SpeedFest events, in addition to Michael Hinde, Billy VanMeter, Jett Noland, Jake Finch, and Michael Atwell. As of Friday afternoon, January 12, 2024, the field is at 26 cars and is expected to create the great racing fans are accustomed to seeing each year at the annual event.

 

The ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco and ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will sanction the 150-lap Super Late Model race and for the first time, SpeedFest will be a point race for the Southern Super Series. The JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance, Legends, and Bandoleros will complete the four strong divisions of competition at the Cordele, GA facility.

 

SpeedFest began in 2005 at the now defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL before moving to Georgia’s Lanier National Speedway in 2009. SpeedFest then found its home at Cordele Georgia’s Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park in 2012 and has been held there ever since. Some of the biggest names in motorsports have won SpeedFest including Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Harrison Burton, Chandler Smith, and Corey Heim. Bubba Pollard has won the last two SpeedFest events at the track.

 

There will be an open practice on that Thursday from 1 to 5pm. Friday’s schedule will consist of practice and qualifying, with all features being run on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM ET. Advance sale discounted tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/SpeedFestTix



 

The driver / team entry forms for Speedfest are available at https://trackenterprises.wufoo.com/forms/entry-blank-speedfest-100. Additional track and event information as well as event camping opportunities can be found at www.trackenterprises.com and www.crispmotorsportspark.com. For track rental prior to the event, interested parties can contact Ben Sumner at 229-938-8814.

 


 

ASA Branded Tours To Kick Off 2024 Season January 20…Defending Champ Pollard Among Early SpeedFest Entries

Bruce Nuttleman

 

(Cordele, GA) While we await the ASA STARS National Tour to kick off the 2024 season in a month, two of the three ASA Branded Regional Tours will take to the track in just two weeks and many of the STARS National Tour drivers will be in action.

 

Two-time and defending “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest” race winner Bubba Pollard headlines the early entry list for the 2024 version of the early season special for Super Late Models at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA.

 

The ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco and ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will sanction the 150-lap Super Late Model race and for the first time, SpeedFest will be a point race for the Southern Super Series.

 

Pollard, perhaps the best Super Late Model driver over the past two decades, has filed his entry in an effort to defend the race titles he won at Watermelon Capital Speedway in 2022 and 2023. The Georgia racer will once again be piloting the familiar #26 Pollard Motorsports / Phoenix Racing Ford in search of his 3rd consecutive win in the season opening event.

 

Pollard’s career accolades rival any other drivers in short track racing.  He’s won the Oxford 250, All American 400, Rattler 250, Slinger Nationals, and many other marquee races across the United States and into Canada. 

Since 2004, he was won 156 races and has finished in the top-ten in an astonishing 70% of his 564 recorded starts. The Georgia driver earned one ASA STARS National Tour win last season, coming at North Wilkesboro Speedway back in May.

Joining Pollard as early entries for the “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up Speedfest” event are Florida racers Michael Hinde, Tony Elrod, and Michael Goddard, as well as Indiana’s Billy Van Meter and Alabama’s Dustin Smith.

 

Hinde and Van Meter competed in the ASA STARS National Tour in 2023, in addition to running several other series events. Hinde finished 12th in the final ASA STARS National Tour driver point standings and 4th in ASA Southern Super Series points.

 

Van Meter placed 6th in final ASA STARS points and 8th Southern Super Series. The second-generation Indianapolis racer also finished 4th in ASA/CRA Super Series points in 2023.

 

Elrod, who hails from Lecanto, FL, is also a regular on the ASA Southern Super Series tour, finishing 8th in points in 2023.

 

SpeedFest began in 2005 at the now defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL before moving to Georgia’s Lanier National Speedway in 2009. SpeedFest then found its home at Cordele Georgia’s Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park in 2012 and has been held there ever since. Some of the biggest names in motorsports have won SpeedFest including Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Harrison Burton, Chandler Smith, and Corey Heim. Bubba Pollard has won the last two SpeedFest events at the track.

 

There will be an open practice on that Thursday from 1 to 5pm. Friday’s schedule will consist of practice and qualifying, with all features being run on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM ET. Advance sale discounted tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/SpeedFestTix

 

The driver / team entry forms for Speedfest are available at https://trackenterprises.wufoo.com/forms/entry-blank-speedfest-100. Additional track and event information as well as event camping opportunities can be found at www.trackenterprises.com and www.crispmotorsportspark.com. For track rental prior to the event, interested parties can contact Ben Sumner at 229-938-8814.

 

ASA Branded Tours

ASA Branded Tours encompasses four (4) pavement Super Late Model racing series operating under the Track Enterprises banner and under the ASA Brand via a licensing agreement for logo and IP Rights. ASA Branded Tours include the ASA STARS National Tour, the ASA/CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour, and the ASA Southern Super Series.

Additional information on the ASA/CRA Series can be found at www.cra-racing.com. Information on the ASA Southern Super Series can be found at www.southersuperseries.com

 


 

Clyde Hart Memorial 200 Entry Blank Now Available

The 2024 Clyde Hart Memorial 200 entry blank has been posted on the ASA STARS National Tour website at www.starsnationaltour.com 

The Clyde Hart Memorial 200 is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, February 12-13 at New Smyrna Speedway. The event will serve as the season-opening race for the 2024 ASA STARS National Tour season. The Clyde Hart Memorial will be tri-sanctioned with the ASA Southern Super Series and the David Rogers Super Late Models as part of the World Series of Asphalt point’s championship.

The 2024 Clyde Hart Memorial will take place prior to any on-track activity at Daytona International Speedway, with ASA STARS National Tour hauler parking scheduled for 9:00am Monday morning, February 12. ASA pre-tech opens at 10:30, followed by three on-track practice sessions.

Tuesday, February 13 sees pit gates opening at 10:00am, with a drivers meeting set for 1:00pm. ASA STARS Go Fas Racing Pole Qualifying is scheduled for 4:30, with a Last Chance Qualifier (if needed) at 6:00.

A full field on-track autograph session is scheduled for 6:30, with the ASA STARS National Tour Clyde Hart Memorial 200 set to go green at 7:30.

NewSmyrna Speedway Entry Blank

After traditionally being contested during the summer since its inception in 1999, the Clyde Hart Memorial was moved to February during the World Series in 2021 as the first of two 100-lap Super Late Model races during the week. For the first time, last year’s race opened the 2022 Southern Super Series points season.

Florida legend and former NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national champion David Rogers won the inaugural Clyde Hart Memorial in 1999, a 125-lap event as part of the FASCAR Sunbelt Super Late Model Series. Former NASCAR Slim Jim All-Pro Series champion Wayne Anderson is the winningest driver in the race’s history, with five victories to his credit. NASCAR Cup Series star William Byron has won the Clyde Hart Memorial the last two years.

For more information on the ASA STARS National Tour, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: ASA STARS National Tour | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).


 

 

Full World Series of Asphalt Schedule Released
 

 

The daily schedule for the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing has been finalized and released by New Smyrna Speedway officials.  The nine-day event starts runs from February 9-17 and will feature over ten divisions during the week-plus long event.

After an open practice day on Thursday, February 8 for Florida Modifieds and Late Models, it all kicks off on Friday, February 9 with 35-lap races for Super and Pro Late Models, FL Modifieds and Sportsman, and a 20-lap race for Bomber A’s. 

The first marquee race of the week is on Saturday night, February 10 with the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour season opener.  The premier Tour-Type Modified touring series in the country opens the season in Florida for the third-straight year, with Matt Hirschman and defending series champion Ron Silk winning the first two years.  They will be joined by Pro Late Models, Sportsman and Bomber A’s.

A trio of 35-lap races for both Late Model classes and FL Modifieds are on the docket for Sunday night, with 602 Modifieds and E-Mods making their first starts of the week.  Tour Modifieds return on Monday with a 50-lap race alongside Pro Late Models, 602 and Florida Modifieds.  Additionally, Monday serves as a practice day for the ASA STARS National Tour.

Tuesday night, February 13 will have the premier Super Late Model race of the week when the ASA STARS National Tour makes their first appearance at the half-mile in the Clyde Hart Memorial.  Practice begins at 2:00, with qualifying at 4:30 and racing at 7:30.  There will also be an autograph session with the ASA STARS National Tour at 6:30.  The Tour Modifieds will also join the card for a 50-lap feature.

The Tour Modifieds highlight Wednesday night’s activity with the John Blewett III Memorial 76.  The 602 Modifieds has their 66-lap finale as well, while the Super and Pro Late Models, and the FL Modifieds also join the card.  One night later, the FL Modifieds take the spotlight for their 75-lap race alongside the Tour Modifieds, and Super and Pro Late Models.

Week-long champions will start to be crowned on Friday night, starting with the Richie Evans Memorial for Tour Modifieds and Hart to Heart 100 for Pro Late Models.  Pro Trucks, Super Stocks, Bomber B’s and Vintage Cars will wrap up the penultimate night of racing.  Saturday night will see a champion be crowned for the Super Late Models in the Orange Blossom 100, while a FL Modified champion will also be decided in a 35-lap race.  The World Series will be wrapped up with races for the Pro Trucks, Mod Minis, Super Stocks and Bomber B’s.

Racing will start at 7:30 on all nine nights.  Super Late Models and Tour Modifieds will single-car qualify every night, while Pro Late Models will single-car qualify on three nights (Friday, February 9; Sunday, Friday, February 16).  Every other division will group qualify.

Click here for the full schedule.

For further information on the New Smyrna Speedway, go to their website at newsmyrnaspeedway.org.  Follow New Smyrna Speedway on Facebook, @newsmyrnaspdwy on Twitter and @newsmyrnaspeedway on Instagram. 

For more information on the ASA STARS National Tour, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: ASA STARS National Tour | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).


2024 ASA STARS National Tour Schedule Released

 

After an exciting inaugural ASA STARS National Tour campaign, the schedule for the 2024 ASA STARS National Tour season has been released by ASA STARS National tour officials.

The second-year tour will open the season at New Smyrna Speedway on Tuesday, February 13 for the Clyde Hart Memorial.  The event will be contested during the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, and will be tri-sanctioned along with the ASA Southern Super Series and the track’s David Rogers Super Late Model division.

New Smyrna is one of two new tracks added to the 2024 schedule.  The second of which will be a date at Michigan’s Owosso Speedway on Saturday, August 17.  The trip to the newly-renovated 3/8ths mile will be the ASA brand’s first appearance in the Wolverine State since June 2004.

Also new for 2024 will be a Wisconsin weekend doubleheader.  It starts off at Madison International Speedway, whose date shifts from the Joe Shear Classic in early May to Friday night, June 14.  The series will then shift east to the Milwaukee Mile for the Father’s Day 100 on Sunday, June 16.

Along with Madison and Milwaukee, six other tracks remain on the schedule from 2023, including the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway (July 20), Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway (September 14), and the Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway (October 13).  Five Flags Speedway moves back two weeks to Sunday, March 24 as part of a weekend doubleheader with the ARCA Menards Series East, while Hickory Motor Speedway returns with their Thursday night date just before Memorial Day weekend.

For the second-straight year, the ASA STARS National Tour will crown a champion at the All American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.  The date for the crown jewel is set for Sunday, November 3.

The Team Construction Winner’s Circle Program will return in 2024.  More information on the Winner’s Circle Program will be released soon.

The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in 2023 as a unified national sanctioning body for asphalt Super Late Model racing.  A total of 121 drivers attempted at least one race during the ten-race season, with seven drivers taking part in the Team Construction Winner’s Circle Program.  Ty Majeski won the inaugural series championship by 32 points over Cole Butcher.

2024 ASA STARS National Tour Printable Schedule

2024 ASA STARS National Tour Schedule:

1.       Tuesday, February 13 – New Smyrna Speedway

2.       Sunday, March 24 – Five Flags Speedway

3.       Thursday, May 23 – Hickory Motor Speedway

4.       Friday, June 14 – Madison International Speedway

5.       Sunday, June 16 – Milwaukee Mile

6.       Saturday, July 20 – Anderson Speedway

7.       Saturday, August 17 – Owosso Speedway

8.       Saturday, September 14 – Toledo Speedway

9.       Sunday, October 13 – Winchester Speedway

10.   Sunday, November 3 – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway

For more information on the ASA STARS National Tour, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: ASA STARS National Tour | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).



 

Five Flags Speedway to Host ARCA Menards Series East, ASA STARS National Tour Doubleheader Weekend

(Pensacola, FL) The ASA STARS National Tour and ARCA Menards Series East will team up for a huge doubleheader weekend at Five Flags Speedway on Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24, 2024.

It all starts off on Saturday, March 23 with the ARCA Menards Series East opener in the Pensacola ARCA 200, while the ASA STARS National Tour will have open practice in addition to local division racing.   The Super Late Models will then take center stage on Sunday afternoon, March 24 for a 200-lap ASA STARS National Tour race.

2024 will be the sixth-straight year the ARCA sanctioning body will compete at the Pensacola, FL half-mile.  The 2019 Pensacola ARCA 200 was run as an ARCA Menards Series national race, won by Michael Self.  For the past four years, the Pensacola 200 has been contested as an ARCA Menards Series East race.

Current NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers Sammy Smith and Sam Mayer are both former ARCA winners at Five Flags Speedway, with Mayer winning the race in 2020 and his soon-to-be JR Motorsports teammate Sammy Smith winning in 2021 and 2022.  Reigning ARCA Menards Series East champion William Sawalich won last year’s Pensacola ARCA 200 to open the season.

Meanwhile, it will be the second appearance for the ASA STARS National Tour at Five Flags Speedway.  The nationally touring Super Late Model series held its inaugural race in March 2023 at the half-mile, ushering in a new era of Super Late Model racing.  Casey Roderick won the Sunshine State 200 over Jeremy Doss and eventual ASA STARS champion Ty Majeski.  The race featured ten lead changes among seven drivers.

Donnie Wilson Motorsports Team Manager Bond Suss stated, “I think it's a great opportunity where our younger drivers can compete in both events at the same racetrack. I definitely could see some of our driver development drivers being able to be at the same track and run both events that weekend.”

Sunday’s ASA STARS National Tour race will be co-sanctioned with the ASA Southern Super Series as the opener for the Deep South Cranes Blizzard Series.  Jeremy Doss won his first Blizzard Series title in 2023, while Gio Ruggiero was crowned both the ASA Southern Super Series champion and Rookie of the Year.

More information on the doubleheader weekend, including additional local classes, times, and ticket info will be released soon.

Go to 5flagsspeedway.com or follow Five Flags Speedway on Facebook, @5FlagsSpeedway on X and 5flagsspeedway on Instagram, for more information on Five Flags Speedway. 

For more info on the ARCA Menards Series, go to their website at arcaracing.com or find them on Facebook at ARCA RACING SERIES, on X at @ARCA_Racing, and on Instagram at arca_racing

For more information on the ASA STARS National Tour, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: ASA STARS National Tour | X: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).


 

 

Ruggiero Posts Strong Rookie SLM Season

 

In his rookie year of Super Late Model racing, Gio Ruggiero was tasked with the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule driving the Wilson Motorsports No.22.  The schedule saw seven different racetracks that the Seekonk, MA teenager had never seen before.

After a third-place result in the final points standings, it’s safe to say that Ruggiero passed the test with flying colors.  He won the Winchester 400 in his first try, becoming the first driver to do so since Ryan Lawler in 2007.  Before that, he won his first-career Super Late Model race at Hickory Motor Speedway by passing NASCAR Cup Series competitor William Byron on the final lap and beating him in a photo finish.

Additionally, he became the first driver to win both the ASA/CRA Super Series and ASA Southern Super Series championships in the same year, all while also winning Rookie of the Year crowns in each respective series.

“I wasn’t really sure how it was going to go with moving up from a Pro to a Super, but I had high hopes,” said Ruggiero.  “I think we did have a pretty solid year, winning the Winchester 400 in my first year in a Super and winning that race at Hickory.  Those two were big confidence boosters and I’m looking forward to carrying the momentum into the Snowball Derby.”

Ruggiero had three Super Late Model starts in 2022; his debut coming in a Southern Super Series race at Montgomery Motor Speedway before contesting the All American 400 and Snowball Derby.  After that, he had CRA SpeedFest and the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing to get ready for the 2023 ASA STARS season.

He led 17 laps in the opener at Five Flags and finished sixth at Madison, but otherwise the first three races were a struggle.  Then came his win at Hickory, where he led 76 laps and beat a NASCAR Cup Series championship four competitor.  He took off after that, winning the Winchester 400 while also finishing second in the Redbud 400 at Anderson.

“We started off the year with a bit of a learning curve with Speedweeks and SpeedFest before that.  I was transitioning to a new team and a Super Late Model compared to a Pro, so having that extra horsepower was something that I had to learn.  I was a little bit frustrated with myself at the beginning of the year because I was struggling a little bit the first couple races.  Once I started to get a handle on the Super and started to figure it out, I think I improved a lot and got a lot better.”

He also won a standalone ASA/CRA Super Series race at Salem Speedway in June, kicking off his CRA championship season with his second Super Late Model victory.  His worst finish with CRA was ninth in the Glass City 200 at Toledo, and he clinched the championship by simply taking the green flag in the Winchester 400.

The Southern Super Series title came to Ruggiero in a vastly different fashion than the CRA championship.  The Hickory win was his only one with the Southern Super Series, as consistency was key to his championship in the Southeast.  He had top-five finishes in six of the nine races, and beat Matt Craig by just 25 points for the title.

“That was cool as well for sure.  We also won the Rookie of the Year in both, which is pretty cool to me.  I’m really proud of everybody on the team.  The Wilson Motorsports crew works so hard putting in so any hours in the shop, so much hard work and effort into the cars to make them fast for us.  We definitely showed that we were consistently good to win both championships there.”

With a full year of Super Late Model experience under his belt, Ruggiero is looking forward to what the 2024 season has to offer.  In particular, he is ready to get a second crack at the early-season races now that he has more experience under his belt.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to race with Toyota Racing and Wilson Motorsports next year in Super Late Models.  I’m hoping to see what more we can do next year.  Like I said, I struggled in those first few races of the season so now I get a second chance at them with more experience all over again.

For more information on the ASA STARS National Tour, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: ASA STARS National Tour | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).

 

   Champion Racing Association  

www.cra-racing.comC

champion Racing Association (CRA) is a stock car racing sanctioning body based in the Midwestern United States. It was founded in 1997 by Glenn Luckett and R. J. Scott, who then sold the company to Bob Sargent's Track Enterprises in 2022. All CRA cars use Hoosier tires and Sunoco fuel.


 

 



 

Birch Run Speedway Returns to JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Schedule for 2024 


 

Birch Run Fills 'TBA' for Friday, August 23rd on Original Schedule


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association and Birch Run Speedway & Event Center are pleased to announce the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will return to Birch Run on Friday, August 23rd for a $3,000 to win 100 lap contest. When the original JEGS Tour schedule was released at the 2023 Awards Ceremony, fans and teams alike couldn’t help but notice the absence of Birch Run from the schedule, however, both parties have come together to ensure another standout template late model contest will grace Birch Run in 2024.


 

Birch Run Speedway’s (formerly known as Dixie Motor Speedway) history with the JEGS Tour goes back to the original season of Pro Late Model racing for CRA. In June of 2011, the first contest was held; Erik Jones set fast time for the day but Eddie Hoffman got the win over Chad Finley and Josh Nelms. Since then, Birch Run has been a staple on the schedule for many years, returning in 2012 with a win for Daniel Hemric, a Cody Coughlin win in 2013, Dan Leeck in 2015, and Johnny Vandoorn in 2017.


 

In 2018, Birch Run appeared not once, but twice on the calendar in both April and June - the June race being the first (and only) time the Speedway hosted the JEGS Tour for the Masters of the Pros. That day, Bubba Pollard got the best of Johnny VanDoorn and Jack Dossey III. In 2019 the Speedway returned to a single appearance in May with VanDoorn again finding victory lane. Another single show in 2021 was enough for Coughlin to grab another victory before the tone changed again in 2022.


 

A three race inner season series was created in 2022 that encouraged drivers to take chances and win races. No driver was able to complete the clean sweep while taking the challenge of starting at the tail of the field. Kyle Crump won the first Birch Run event of 2022 before giving up the final two races to now NASCAR Cup driver, Carson Hocevar. This past season, eventual JEGS Tour Champion, Chase Burda collected the season opener but Ethan Stadniczuk and Crump would tackle the other two Birch Run opportunities. 


 

A blockbuster 2024 schedule for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance in conjunction with changing management at Birch Run Speedway proved a slight challenge in getting Birch Run on the schedule for the upcoming season. However, the clear importance of a JEGS Tour event and the historically dramatic and exciting events at the Speedway gave both the track and the Tour reason to find a way to get Birch Run on the schedule once again. 


 

Nestled between the Masters of the Pros 185 at Owosso Speedway and The Owosso Nationals, Birch Run Speedway’s date serves as the penultimate event in Michigan for 2024 before the Tour moves to Winchester Speedway for Season Championship night on Friday, October 11th. Driver’s who are hoping to make moves in the championship points standings outside of other marquee events, may see Birch Run as a perfect chance to strike and regain, or expand, their championship lead.


 

For more information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour or Champion Racing Association, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on X. 


NASCAR STARS TO CHALLENGE SHORT TRACK’S BEST AT SPEEDFEST 2024

 

(Cordele, GA) Excitement is building up for this weekend’s Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia.

 

Creating part of that excitement are the NASCAR drivers registered to compete in the ASA/CRA Super Series/ASA Southern Super Series 150-lap main event and the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Pro Late Model 100 on Saturday afternoon.

 

The NASCAR stars coming to challenge the best in Late Model short track racing include someone very familiar with watermelons, a veteran who earned his ride to the top series, a Peach State native making his return to the 3/8-mile D-shaped oval, and a young driver working starting to make waves in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

 

Ross Chastain - One of the most popular drivers in NASCAR, Ross Chastain is back in a Pro Late Model for the first time in over a decade. Famous for his Hail-Melonmove made famous at Martinsville, Chastain may want to reconsider that move with no walls through three at four at Crisp Motorsports Park.

 

Josh Berry - Gearing up for his Rookie season in the NASCAR Cup Series, Josh Berry will pilot the Kevin Harvick Incorporated Super Late Model. In what has been a grassroots Cinderella story, Berry heads back to the short tracks in Cordele, GA.

 

Brandon Jones – The Jr. Motorsports NASCAR Xfinity driver, and Georgia Native last competed at SpeedFest back in 2020 when he took part in both the Super Late Model and Pro Late portion of the afternoon. 2024 will be much of the same as Jones hops behind the wheel for 250 laps of feature action. Jones had a memorable weekend in 2014 when his car’s throttle stuck, sending him across the watermelon field coming to a stop on the other side of a creek beyond turns three and four. His team would get the car repaired and he finished 11th in the main event.

 

Jake Garcia – Coming off his 2023 campaign in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, which saw Garcia record 3 top five finishes. Jake will move over to the Sandusky Ohio based ThorSport Racing team in 2024. Garcia made two starts with the ASA STARS National Tour in 2023 with his strongest run at Winchester Speedway where he led 30 laps. 2023 saw Garcia make several starts in Super Late Model action. No stranger to Super Late Model racing, Jake will be a factor when the checkered flag falls on Saturday afternoon.

 

Four divisions will be in action on Saturday, January 20th with racing getting underway at 1pm. Qualifying will take place on Friday, Saturday, January 19th at 4:45pm.

 

The full entry list, schedule, and ticket information is available at southernsuperseries.com and CRA-racing.com.

 

Advance sale discounted tickets can be purchased at https://bit.ly/SpeedFestTix for a $5 per ticket discount. Tickets will also be available at the track on race day. Pit passes can be purchased in advance on the Pit Pay app or at the gate upon arrival.

 

For those unable to attend the popular event, online live coverage will be widespread with TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, and Racing America all providing subscription-based coverage. Sign up now to receive live coverage of Friday qualifying and all of Saturday’s feature action for free with your TrackTV.com or MidwestTour.TV subscription.


CRA Street Stocks Enter Rules Alliance with Anderson, Salem, Nashville Speedways


 

Nashville, TN - Management from Champion Racing Association, Anderson Speedway, Salem Speedway, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway have announced a rules alliance for the 2024 season to more easily allow drivers from across the region to compete without the headache of fitting various rules. The effort brings one of the most captivating grassroots racing divisions closer to a unified set of rules allowing locals and regional traveling drivers to more easily compete in events like the prestigious CRA Five Crown Series, King of the High Banks, Salem Halloween 200, and esteemed events at Anderson and Nashville. 


 

For several seasons, the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS have made guest appearances at Anderson, Salem, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedways, bringing increased purse, a high level of competition, and bragging rights to those already respected facilities. However, for the local Street Stock driver who supported those tracks weekly, the differences in rules presented a challenge to stay legal for the remainder of the regular season, and to compete in the special event. The new Street Stock Rules Alliance brings all four rule books to common ground, with the goal of increased participation at all events. 


 

Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent spoke on the importance of bringing the Street Stock Series rule book more in line with the tracks that they visit throughout the season.


 

“CRA has been fortunate in having a strong Street Stock class for many years and I think it can get even stronger with some of our staple tracks working together for unified rules,” Sargent said. “This should really help build toward having bigger car counts for their weekly events in addition to our CRA races on their schedule,” stated Sargent.


 

While the Street Stock Rules Alliance took some time to put together, the outcome should benefit not only the drivers, but also the tracks, and ultimately the fans as races will be easier to organize, and should produce more participation from drivers across the region. That idea was echoed by Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery owner, Nick Bohanon. Salem Speedway hosts racing for their Diesel Boys Great American Stocks (GAS) on a regular basis, including high paying shows that put GAS head-to-head with CRA like King of the High Banks and the Five Crown Firecracker 200. Plus, Salem’s staple stand alone fall special, the Halloween 200.


 

Having a Street Stock Rules Alliance package is something that has been needed for a while,” Bohanon commented. “This should be a good deal for all of Street Stock racing in our region. I hope the competitors understand that this was a big undertaking and there was a lot of give and take from all sides to make this happen,” Bohanon finished.


 

The furthest track to the north of the alliance, but also the birthplace of Champion Racing Association, Anderson Speedway will again host street stock racing nearly weekly, plus their involvement with CRA Five Crown events offers the chance for their weekly supporters to try and spoil the party for the CRA regulars.


 

“We are very excited to officially bring street stocks back to Anderson Speedway as a full time division,” said Speedway VP of Operations Jared Owen. “It was important for us to have a collaborative rules package for street stock teams to be able to compete at various race tracks throughout the 2024 season,” Owen concluded.


 

Finally, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway makes up the fourth part of the Alliance equation. Running on a more part-time schedule, the Nashville street stocks also find themselves racing on the ¼-mile bullring and the ⅝ mile high bank track configurations. The sanctioned CRA Street Stocks races, though, race on the historic highbanks when they visit for the CRA Five Crown and during All American 400 weekend.


 

The new Street Stocks Rules Alliance will be on display for the first time this season when the CRA Street Stocks unload for the Short Track US Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 6th. 


 

For more information on Anderson Speedway, log onto www.AndersonSpeedway.com. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter.


 

More on Salem Speedway can be found at www.SalemSpeedway.com. Like them on Facebook.


 

Learn more about Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway at www.NashvilleFairgroundsSpeedway.Racing. Also online on Facebook and Twitter.


 

Keep up with Champion Racing Association by logging onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook, and follow @CRARacing on X.

 

 

 


 

PROTECT YOUR MELON – BUCKLE UP SPEEDFEST 2024 TO BE SIMULCASTED LIVE

(Cordele, GA) Fans who are unable to attend “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024” at Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA next week will have an array of options to watch all the action right from their home. Track Enterprises is thrilled to announce SpeedFest 2024 will be simulcasted live on TrackTV.com, MidwestTour.TV, and Racing America, providing fans unprecedented access to kick off the season.

Long time short track announcer Adam Mackey will lead the call on the broadcast, along with Southern Super Series announcer Bill Roth and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway voice Jonathan Ramos, which will kick off with qualifying Friday, January 19th at 4:45pm EST. Racing action begins Saturday, January 20th at 1:00pm EST, with the Southern Super Series/CRA Super Series SpeedFest 150 concluding the weekend.

Visit TrackTV.com to lock in your subscription now and get ready for a season of racing like never before! Start enjoying replay and exclusive content from short tracks all over the country with your subscription today including SpeedFest 2023 which saw Georgia’s own, Bubba Pollard, win for the second straight year.

Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024 at Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park discounted in-person tickets are now available at https://bit.ly/SpeedFestTix.

Divisions Racing: ASA Southern Super Series-ASA/CRA Super Series Super Late Models, JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Models, and INEX Bandoleros, INEX Legends.


 

 

Anticipated JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Schedule Features Big Pay, New Tracks in 2024


 

Nashville, TN - The 2024 schedule has been released for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. The 13 date schedule features 11 points paying events and two special non-points events at a total of 11 different race tracks this season, including two never before seen tracks for the JEGS Tour. This season also includes multiple high caliber events paying $10K and $15K to win, plus several races with increased purses paying north of $3K and $5K to win. 


 

The unofficial season begins on Saturday, January 20th during the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA. The JEGS Tour has been involved in Speedfest for several seasons, sanctioning the 100 lap Pro Late Model race that comes prior to the 150 lap Super Late Model race for the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the ASA Southern Super Series. 


 

Championship points get handed out for the first time on Saturday, April 27th at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI. The west Michigan facility has been in the national spotlight recently, having hosted a sold out SRX program in 2023. The JEGS Tour return marks the first standalone Pro Late Model race at the Speedway since 2018 and is the first race on the calendar featuring an increased $5,000 to win.


 

On Saturday, May 4th drivers will try to “use the force” to get around the tight and tricky Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN. Hailed as the birthplace of Champion Racing Association, Anderson Speedway has long put drivers and equipment to the test. The 100 lap contest will be an early test for championship hopefuls.


 

Memorial Day weekend in Michigan will be exciting with $10,000 to win and $1,000 to start the event at Owosso Speedway in Owosso, MI. The Big ‘O Classic 100 is the official tune-up event for the summer’s Masters of the Pros 185 at the newly renovated mid-Michigan facility. Last season, Kyle Crump mastered the Big ‘O in his homecoming. This season, a new pit road, expanded pit area, and increased seating await the JEGS Tour on Saturday, May 25th.


 

The first track on the 2024 schedule to make a debut is Corrigan Oil Speedway in Mason, Michigan. On Sunday, June 9th the ¼-mile bullring will welcome the JEGS Tour for the first time in history with a $5,000 to win Slugfest (the Speedway’s traditional Sunday Series name). Known as the trial location for Pro Late Model Racing in Michigan, Corrigan Oil Speedway (formerly known as Spartan Speedway) had a rich history with Template Late Models in the 1990s and early 2000s.


 

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will battle head-to-head with the ASA/CRA Super Series on Saturday, June 22nd during the Vandoorn Racing Development 125 at Metro Detroit’s Flat Rock Speedway. The combo event returns to the schedules for the first time since 2019 when Crump and his Super Late Model got the best of Ethan Stadniczuk and his Pro Late Model. 


 

The Instacoat 4th Up North 104 on Saturday, July 6th is a $5,000 to win affair at the northern Michigan race track known as Michigan's Oldest Continuous Running Speedway. Making a JEGS Tour Schedule debut, Whittemore Speedway is another ¼-mile race track that offers multigroove racing and exciting finishes. 


 

Friday, July 26th the JEGS Tour unloads at the big and fast Toledo Speedway for the first time in over a decade. Not since the Tour’s inaugural season in 2011 has the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour been to Toledo Speedway. That year, over 30 cars entered the event, a record that has only been matched one other time in JEGS Tour history.


 

The first return trip of the season is Owosso Speedway on Saturday, August 3rd for the $15,000 to win Masters of the Pros 185. The richest Pro Late Model Race of the season, the Masters not only features a $15K winners share, but also $1,200 to start and a bonus for drivers who raced in both the Big ‘O Classic and the Masters of the Pros. Last season, eventual Tour Champion, Chase Burda recovered from an early race spin to collect his richest win of his career.


 

More details are expected to be released soon for a “TBA” date on Friday, August 23rd.


 

Sunday, September 23rd another $15K showcase is scheduled for Owosso Speedway; the always highly anticipated Owosso Nationals. A massive end of the season celebration at Owosso Speedway, the weekend will feature racing from various divisions, and will also include a special JEGS Tour Showcase on Saturday night before the Sunday main event.


 

Winchester 400 weekend will again serve as the traditional season ending event for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The Championship finale on Friday, October 11th marks the end of the impressive regular season, with a Champion to be crowned after the 100 lap contest Friday night.


 

Then, the entire season comes to a close as it has over the last few seasons during the All American 400 weekend at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. On Saturday, November 2nd, the JEGS Tour will mix it up with the regulars of the Nashville Pro Late Models for the chance at a coveted guitar in Music City. 


 

For more information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance or Champion Racing Association, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook, and follow @CRARacing on X.

 


 

Legend Division Sports Strong Entry List For “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest”

January 20 Event to Be Run At Crisp Motorsports Park

(Cordele, GA) The entry lists for “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024” are looking strong for the January 19-20 event at Crisp Motorsports Park and Watermelon Capital Speedway. The annual event features four classes of racing with Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Legends, and Bandoleros.

With over a week left before the event, all entry lists are heading north of the 20 mark and the Legend class is no different with nearly 30 talented racers, many of which will be the future stars of racing. Leading the list is 2022 SpeedFest winner and a Watermelon Capital Speedway champion, Cale Hall, of Griffin, GA. Hall has been an annual frontrunner in the event, finishing 6th last year, winning in 2022, and taking another top five back in 2020.

Other favorites include last year’s runner-up Donovan Strauss, from Marietta, GA, and Brooks, GA’s Garrett Gumm, who rounded out last year’s podium. All of last year’s track champions in Legends will be in attendance as well including Cole Denton (Young Lion Champ), Ronnie Wehunt (Masters Champ), Ian Hampton (Semi Pro Champ), Austin Cook (Charger Champ), and Garrett Gumm (Pro Champ).

The current entry list is at 30 so it is likely that the field will be split into two features based on qualifying speeds, which will be run on Saturday afternoon.

The race weekend begins on Thursday afternoon with an optional practice day from 12:00-5:00 PM. Cost per car for the optional practice day is $100 for Legends and Bandoleros and $150 for Super and Pro Late Models. Thursday’s practice cost includes that day’s pit admission.

Friday festivities include rotating Late Model practice beginning at 12:00 PM with Legends and Bandolero practice from 3:15-4:00 PM and qualifying on track at 4:45 PM with Legends and Bandoleros followed by Pro Late Models and Super Late Models.

The big day, Saturday, will begin with an on-track autograph session for all divisions at 11:30 AM, followed by feature racing at 1:00 PM.

Advance sale discounted tickets are available at https://bit.ly/SpeedFestTix. Pit passes are also available on the Pit Pay app to skip the line. More information on the event can be found at www.trackenterprises.com, www.crispmotorsportspark.com, www.cra-racing.com, and www.southernsuperseries.com.

Current Legends Entry List

Car #

Name

Hometown

4

Max Brady

Marietta, GA

5

Ronnie Wehunt

Canton, GA

5

Will Haire

Savannah, GA

5

Garrett Gumm

Brooks, GA

7

Nathan Jackson

McDonough, GA

8

Cooper Gaul

Seminole, FL

13

Will Crews

Dora, AL

16

Carson Youngblood

Flowery Branch, GA

17

Austin Cook

Macon, GA

17

HBR

Perry, GA

19

Michael Fraser

Cordele, GA

30

Trey Tadrzak

Stockbridge, GA

32

Jensen Jorgenson

Stockbridge, GA

34

Travis Streetman

Ellaville, GA

38

Emma Britt

Hampton, GA

38

Cameron White

Lakeland, FL

38jr

Bowen Mayhue

Roswell, GA

46

Cole Denton

Pascagoula, MS

46

Lane Christiansen

Pendergrass, GA

48

Kyle Bacon

Buchanan, GA

51

Donavan Strauss

Marietta, GA

62

Dylan Bongiovanni

Cumming, GA

66

Rusty Taylor

Nashville, TN

72

Luke Yarbrough

Cumming, GA

72

Nick Woodall

Canton, GA

73

Ian Hampton

Stockbridge, GA

75

Amanda Woodall

Canton, GA

77

Cale Hall

Griffin, GA

88

Keaton Hendrix

Homerville, GA


 

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Makes Inaugural Appearance at Corrigan Oil Speedway in 2024

 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association are pleased to announce the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance 2024 schedule will now feature a stop at Corrigan Oil Speedway in Mason, MI. The quarter-mile bullring just outside of Michigan’s capital offers intense racing on the unique race track with differing corners and straightaways, giving drivers a challenge all race long. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will take their talents to mid-Michigan on Sunday afternoon, June 9th.


 

Coming off a season of hiatus, Corrigan Oil Speedway rejoins the list of operational tracks in Michigan for 2024. The Speedway, formerly known as Spartan Motor Speedway and Lansing Speedway, first opened the gates in 1956 and has had a deep history with national and regional touring series. In 1958 it first hosted the USAC National Midget Car Series, then the ARCA Racing Series in 1966 and 1967, several years of MSPA Circuit of Champions racing, plus various Outlaw Super Late Model and Template Late Model sanctions.


 

In 1997, Corrigan Oil hosted the first recognizable sanction for Template Cars as we know them today, the Michigan Independant Super Late Model Series. Well known Outlaw Super Late Model Champion, Andy Bozell captured the win. Then, in 2002, the Speedway hosted an exhibition race that would later serve as the ground work for Pro Late Model racing in Michigan.  In 2003, USPRO Cup Series races began unloading in Mason, MI. The first race, in June of that year, saw Fred Campbell pick up the win over Bob Varney (Car Owner/Father of Brandon & Evan Varney). In September of that same year, Mike Carter went to Victory Lane over Rob Buckley and Brent Hook.


 

Other recognizable names who have had success at Corrigan Oil Speedway include former JEGS Tour driver, Chad Finley. In 2008 he picked up the win in the SUPERPRO Series. Jason Dietsch found success in 2009 with the same series. In open wheel action, second generation driver, Chris Hettinger picked up two wins in the Wolverine Outlaw Winged Midgets. His daughter, Katie, now a regular in the Template Late Model ranks, has also raced at Corrigan Oil with the 2019 Victory Custom Trailers CRA Jr Late Model Series.


 

Katie isn't the only modern era driver who will be familiar with the Speedway in June. Lakeland, Florida's, Steve Dorer, who hails from Michigan originally, is a 1994 Super Late Model Track Champion. A few years his youth, the Varney brothers also know their way around the corner of College and Cedar Streets. Evan has s Bandolero Feature win to his credit, while Brandon was crowned the 2017 Late Model Track Champion. 


 

On Sunday, June 9th the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance joins the list of touring series to make stops at the facility. Nestled in the heart of the schedule, the $5,000 payday may not be the number one thing on drivers' minds entering the afternoon’s race. By June, a competitive points battle is expected to be raging on, forcing drivers to decide if they want a safe points day, or if they’ll attempt to make spectacular passes in an effort to win.


 

The June 9th appearance at Corrigan Oil Speedway compliments the several already scheduled events in Michigan for 2024, including two events at Owosso Speedway May 25th and August 3rd, a stop at Flat Rock Speedway on June 22nd, and the season opener at Berlin Raceway on Saturday, April 27th.


 

The full schedule for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be released later this week. For more information on the All-Stars Tour or Champion Racing Association, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on X.


Champions and Competitors Honored During CRA Awards Ceremony


Plymouth, IN - Friday night, Champion Racing Association (CRA) hosted their annual season Awards Ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of their Champions and supporters throughout the year. As part of the celebration, specialty awards were handed out alongside the standard Championship Points battle awards. Plus, special prize drawings, door prizes, and other dignitaries were recognized.


 

The night began by recognizing the accomplishments of the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS teams with awards presented by Hoosier Tire Midwest Representative, Irish Saunders. A total of 85 different drivers were on track with the Street Stocks in 2023 which saw a diverse schedule of 11 events with seven different drivers claiming victories on the tour. The first to be recognized was the team of Danny Acrey. They finished 7th in this year’s CRA Street Stock standings, and are a longtime team owner in the series, with three top-fives in just six starts. Also recognized was the driver who took 5th in this year’s standings. A Bowling Green, KY driver racing with the series for a second year in-a-row, claiming a win at Anderson and two other top tens in a part-time season, Cole Baxter. 

This year’s points runner-up in the CRA Street Stocks has been racing full-time with the series since 2015. The Indianapolis, Indiana driver was able to show great consistency, finishing no worse than 8th all season and taking 5 top-five finishes. Finishing as runner-up in the standings for a third time in his career, Andrew Teepe.  Celebrating as champion in 2023 after racing with the series full-time for a second straight year, building on a strong 2022 season, the Greenfield, IN driver came back for an outstanding 2023. Collecting two wins at Anderson plus a Winchester win on championship weekend, taking his first career CRA Street Stock powered by JEGS point championship, Dalton Conner.

Baxter received even more awards as the night went on as well. In his first full-time season with CRA in 2023, Baxter was awarded the Rookie of the Year Honors and the Sunoco Sportsman of the Year award as voted on by CRA officials.

Next on the lineup card was the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, with awards being handed out by Vore’s Welding & Steel’s own, Steve Vore. Year 18 for the Vore's Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS had eight events, and this year, seven different drivers found victory lane. This season, once again, saw nearly 60 competitors from all over the Midwest compete at the series events. The diverse schedule had four different racetracks on the 2023 campaign. The first award handed out went to 9th-place point finisher Kent Carson. With a top ten at Anderson Speedway among his four starts.

Taking 8th in this year’s points is a driver who has been racing with multiple CRA series for over a decade. Grabbing a season-best 3rd place finish at Anderson, from Muncie, IN, JP Crabtree. Racing in his first season of Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman competition, this Owensboro, KY driver had a solid season with four top tens in seven starts, good enough for 5th in points, Glynn Neal. Jumping to fourth in the Championship Points with Hudson, Indiana’s, Cassten Everidge. After racing with the series full-time for the last four seasons, Everidge had top-five point runs in each of those years. With a win at Salem and a 2nd place finish at Anderson in 2023.

Onto the podium for 2023, Our 3rd place point finisher ran full-time with the series for a second year in-a-row. The year started a little slow but picked up in the middle with podium finishes at Salem and Anderson. Racing with us from Holland, OH, Greg Stilwell, Jr. Coming back for a second season in-a-row, taking runner-up in the standings with another solid season, taking one top five with six top tens in eight races. Finishing 2nd  in the standings, Fisherville, Kentucky’s, Logan Huckeba.

Our 2023-point champion picked up a feature win at Anderson and a total of four top-five finishes to claim the top position. The Xenia, OH driver was solid all season long, never finishing outside of the top ten. The 2023 Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS champion is Caleb Reschar. 

Glynn Neal was later honored as the 2023 Rookie of the Year for the CRA LMS. Meanwhile, Greg Stilwell, Jr was voted as the 2023 Sunoco Race Fuel Sportsman of the Year.

Onto the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance,  2023 marked the 13th year for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. This year, over 60 different teams hit the track over the course of an 11-event schedule. Back for a third season of competition was a Rochester Hills, MI driver who claimed three top fives in six races. Taking his best finish with the series, a third at Owosso Speedway, Kevin Cremonesi earned 5th in the points. Our 4th place finisher has been dabbling part-time with the series over the last few years. This season, the Hicksville, OH competitor ran a majority of the races claiming a season’s best 5th at Salem. Driver of the No.15, Brian Demland. 

Yet another Michigan driver found himself 3rd in this year’s points. Highlighted by 5th place finishes at Winchester and Birch Run, from Richmond, MI, Evan Varney.  A battle between brothers for podium spots was one to watch down the stretch in this year’s standings. While brother Evan took third, his older brother got the family bragging rights with the second-place point finish. Taking a season’s best 3rd at Salem and garnering five top ten finishes, from Richmond, MI Brandon Varney.

That brings us to this year’s champion, a driver who has been racing with the series since 2020. This year, the 18-year-old driver carried his momentum from a season-opening win at Birch Run on to win events at Owosso, and both at Winchester. With an impressive 8 top 5’s in 10 starts, the 2023 JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Champion, Chase Burda.

Evan Varney was called back to the podium to collect his JEGS Tour Rookie of the Year honors. The Sunoco Race Fuels Sportsman of the Year went to Brian Demland.

It was the 27th year for the ASA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS, a tour that sanctions some of the biggest Super Late Model races in the country. In 2023, 10 Super Series-sanctioned races highlighted the schedule. In the final standings, 2 countries and six different states were represented in the top ten. The 10th-place competitor ran in half of the point races during the 2023 racing season. The Sellersburg, IN made the most of his opportunities, taking second at Salem and fourth at Winchester. Welcome driver of car #15, Jordon Riddick.

Moving on to 7th place, we see a driver who is a full-time Late Model Sportsman competitor but also made a handful of Super Series starts. Grabbing 8th at Salem Speedway and ninth at Labor Day Winchester, taking seventh in points Cassten Everidge. This year’s point champion in the JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour nearly claimed the double, taking 2nd in ASA/CRA Super Series points. With a fourth at Salem, a second at Labor Day Winchester, and an impressive 3rd at Toledo, from Columbiaville, MI, Chase Burda.

The 2023 ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS champion is a relative newcomer to the scene when it comes to Super Late Model racing. Despite this, the Seekonk, MA driver made a huge splash this past year with not only a CRA championship but a Southern Super Series championship and two wins on the ASA STARS National Tour. Taking wins at Salem and at the Winchester 400, your 2023 ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS point champion, Gio Ruggiero and team Wilson Motorsports.

Ruggiero was also honored as the 2023 Rookie of the Year for the Super Series, while Chase Burda was called upon as the Sportsman of the Year.

The final set of awards for the evening were the Klotz Lubricant Darrell Teal Memorial Dedication Awards, for teams and individuals who have displayed outstanding dedication to our sport and series. For the ASA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS, Chase Burda Motorsports Team Owner, Rob Burda. The  JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance Dedication Award was given to Varney Racing Team Owner, Bob Varney. A true team effort was recognized for the Vore’s CRA LMS powered by JEGS Dedication Award, which went to Huckeba Racing. Finally, the CRA Street Stocks powered by JEGS Dedication Award went to Team Owner, Danny Acrey.

The night concluded with a word from Hoosier Tire’s Irish Saunders as he discussed the new ST Series tires which will debut during the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest at Crisp Motorsports Park on Saturday, January 20th. Then, Series Director, Scott Menlen spoke on the challenges and learning environment of the first season, and the excitement and progress heading into 2024. 

The next event for Champion Racing Association is the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest at Crisp Motorsports Park on Saturday, January 20th. Advanced tickets are available online at www.TrackEnterprises.com. Fans who can’t make the trip can catch it live on RacingAmerica.tv. 

For more information on Champion Racing Association, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on X.

 


 

Vore's Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman 2024 Scheduled Revealed

11-Race Schedule Features Stops in Three States, Two New Tracks


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association are pleased to announce the 2024 schedule of events for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS (CRA LMS). The schedule features 11 different races, 10 points paying, at six different tracks in three states. Among those stops are two race tracks never before featured on the CRA LMS calendar, and a return to Michigan for the first time in over a decade. 


 

As it did in 2023, the season begins for the CRA LMS in DeGraff, OH during the Cabin Fever Championships at Shadybowl Speedway on Saturday, April 13th. Last season, after beating Mother Nature and her futile attempts to wash away the event, Josh Sage survived an intense race that saw him included in a track-blocking crash in turn one. The Ohio native fought back and collected the win over Billy Hutson and David Barnhart.


 

The Series makes the first trip of the season to Anderson Speedway two Saturday’s later on April 27th. The first of two tune-up events before the prestigious Madison County 200, Anderson Speedway is featured on the schedule a total of four times. A return on Saturday, June 15th, the Madison County 200 on Saturday, July 27th, and the penultimate event of the 2024 season on Saturday, September 14th. 


 

In May, the CRA LMS return to Michigan for the first time since 2011. On Saturday, May 11th a co-sanctioned contest will put the CRA LMS head-to-head with the Owosso Speedway Sportsman drivers. Then, on Sunday, May 26th Mason, MI is the home of the CRA LMS with an inaugural trip to Spartan Speedway, featuring another co-sanctioned throwdown between the track regulars and the travelers of CRA. Both tracks find themselves centrally located in the state, with Spartan just outside of the capital of Lansing, while Owosso sits just a few minutes northeast of “Spartan Country”. 


 

The highbanked thrill rides return to the schedule again in 2024, the first coming on Saturday, August 17th at Salem Speedway. The first ever visit to the southern Indiana race track came in July of last season. Cassten Everidge set fast time to start the day, and then got locked in a battle with Dayton, OH driver, Don Mahaffey. The field was paced by Mahaffey’s No.18 for the first 28 consecutive laps as the Shadybowl Speedway ace held off Everidge’s every challenge. Everidge finally found a way to the front with his No.63 on lap 29 and led the final 11 rotations before collecting the win. 


 

Sunday, September 1st the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman will take their talents to the Historic Highbanks of Winchester Speedway for the first time in the season. An increased purse awaits ‘The Bravest Drivers in the World’ as they co-headline the weekend with the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. 


 

The 2024 season also comes to an end at Winchester Speedway during the traditional Winchester 400 Weekend. Select LMS drivers will compete on Friday, October 11th during the New Stars Race, before the Season Finale on Saturday, October 12th.


 

Caleb Reschar, the defending Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS Champion will be honored on Friday, January 5th during the CRA Awards Ceremony in Plymouth, IN. Champions and award winners from ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, and the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will also be recognized.


 

For more information on the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS or Champion Racing Association, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on X.

 


 

 

Entry Form Released for Speedfest 100 featuring the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association and Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park have released the Digital Entry Form for the Speedfest 100 featuring the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. The unofficial non-points kickoff to the 2024 season is scheduled for Saturday, January 20 alongside the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest 150 for the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco Race Fuel. 


 

For the JEGS Tour, 2024 marks the 12th variation of Speedfest Pro Late Model racing sanctioned by CRA. In the Tour’s sophomore season of 2012, the first event was held under the moniker. Chase Elliott, who set fast time, captured the win over Mike Garvey and Daniel Hemrick. Elliott is on the short list of drivers to win the event twice; overall winners include John Hunter Nemechek who is the only driver with three Speedfest wins, Casey Rodrick (2), Bubba Pollard, Stephan Nasse, Christopher Tullis, Micheal Hinde, and most recently, Augie Grill. 


 

Entry Form


 

The 2024 Speedfest 100 features a $3,000 to win payday at the end of 100 (green flag) laps. The top 24 cars after qualifying will automatically lock in for the $500 start money; the top two transferring in from a Last Chance Qualifier, and two CRA Points Provisionals as needed. The weekend begins with Friday Practice and evening Qualifying. The top 8 drivers, including the winner of the $400 Yoder Construction Pole Award, will redraw for their starting positions on Friday night. Racing begins on Saturday at 1:00PM CT. The JEGS Tour will utilize the new Hoosier Racing Tire ST1 and ST2 compound for this event.


 

Fans who wish to attend the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest weekend can find advanced tickets here. Those who can’t make the trip can follow live timing and scoring on the Race Monitor Mobile App or at www.Race-Monitor.com. Subscribers can find a live stream of the event on RacingAmerica.Tv. 


 

The next event for Champion Racing Association is the 2023 Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Friday, January 5th in Plymouth, IN. For more information on Speedfest 2024 or the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on X (formerly Twitter).


 

 

Digital Entry Form Available for Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest 150 at Crisp Motorsports Park


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association, Southern Super Series, and Crisp Motorsports have released the Digital Entry Form for the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest 150 scheduled for Saturday, January 20th. The event, a co-sanctioned effort by the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the ASA Southern Super Series, serves as the points opener for the Southern Super Series and the unofficial season opener for the ASA/CRA Super Series. 


 

The first ASA/CRA Super Series event sanctioned at Crisp Motorsports Park and Watermelon Capital Speedway was held in 2009 and saw Georgia native, Bubba Pollard go to Victory Lane. In 2012, the event returned to Crisp and now two-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion, Kyle Busch scored the win over Pollard and David Regan. Since then, winners have included Jeff Choquette, Chase Elliott (2x), Harrison Burton, Chandler Smith, Connor Okrzesik, Corey Heim, and Pollard three more times including the last two. 


 

Entry Form


 

Again this season, Speedfest offers up a $10,000 payday to the driver who pulls off the win at the end of the 150 lap race. Last season, pit strategy helped Pollard get the best of Corey Heim and lead the final 23 laps. 


 

The weekend begins on Thursday, January 18th with Open Practice from Noon to 5:00PM ET. On Friday, sanctioned practice, Single Car Qualifying and Redraw take place as well as a local program of racing. Saturday, more local racing begins the day prior to the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Speedfest 100 which rolls ahead of the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest 150. Sunday, January 21st is the Rain Date if needed.


 

The next event for Champion Racing Association is the Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Friday, January 5th in Plymouth, IN. The Ceremony is open to the public, and RSVPs can be found online.

Additional information, including start times, event awards, and entry forms will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.


 

 

 

CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS 2024 Schedule Revealed

12 Race Schedule Features Many Increased Purse Shows


 

Nashville, TN - Champion Racing Association has revealed the 2024 schedule for the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS. A 12 race schedule features six tracks in three different states and two inner-season showdowns including the King of the High Banks [Read More] and the Five Crown [Read More]. Tracks on the 2024 schedule include a blockbuster start with the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway, a return to CRA’s birthplace, Anderson Speedway, two visits to America’s Favorite Short Track, two stops at Salem Speedway, two appearances at Winchester Speedway, and a special show at Shadybowl Speedway.


 

Not only will the April 6th return to the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway be special because of the chance to race at ‘The Last Great Colosseum’, but the event will also serve as the opener of the 2024 season, and first race of the King of the Highbanks series. The latest installment of this race was held in 2019, where Chuck Barnes, Sr and Chuck Barnes, Jr were the class of the field. Ultimately, Barnes, Jr swept the night picking up the Fast Qualifier Award and winning the race after taking the lead with 19 to go.


 

Anderson Speedway makes its first appearance on the 2024 calendar on Saturday, April 27th. The first visit will be one of the few “regular” events of the season for the CRA Street Stocks. However, not much is ‘regular’ when in Anderson. The high banked quarter-mile oval puts drivers and equipment to the ultimate test. Since the Series was launched in 2010, over six dozen races have been held at Anderson Speedway.


 

On Saturday, May 11th the Series heads back to Tennessee, this time to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the first race of the Five Crown Series. Only recently have the CRA Street Stocks found a home at Nashville, with their first appearance during the 2020 All American 400 weekend. In those four events, Brett Hudson has found Victory Lane twice, but most recently Barnes, Jr won in last season’s Four Crown Series. 


 

Nashville also kicks off a seven race stretch of special shows for the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS. On Saturday, June 8th they head to Salem Speedway for the King of the High Banks race #2 alongside the Speedway’s Great American Stocks (GAS). The second race of the Five Crown is Saturday, June 22nd at Anderson Speedway before a return to Salem against GAS for the traditional Firecracker 200 on Saturday, July 6th. Shadybowl Speedway is the lone Ohio representative on Saturday, July 27th with another Five Crown contest. Saturday, August 10th its back Anderson for the finale of the Five Crown Series.


 

The conclusion of the King of the Highbanks Series for the CRA Street Stocks, Vore’s Compact Touring Series, and the Wheeler Trucking Midwest Modifieds is Saturday, August 31st. The visit will be the 61st time in CRA History that the Street Stocks will race on the historic high banks. 


 

The regular season continues with the penultimate race on Saturday, September 14th at Anderson before a champion is crowned on Saturday, October 12th back at Winchester Speedway as part of the Winchester 400 weekend. The season completely ends after another non-points appearance at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the All American 400 weekend on Saturday, November 2nd. 


 

More information on schedules and events for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman will be released later this week.

The next event for Champion Racing Association is the Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Friday, January 5th in Plymouth, IN. The Ceremony is open to the public, and RSVPs can be found online.

Additional information, including start times, event awards, and entry forms will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.


 


 

 

ASA/CRA Super Series 2024 Schedule Features Blockbuster Events All Season


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association have revealed the 2024 ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS schedule of events. A total of nine races across five states include co-sanctioned races with the ASA STARS National Tour, ASA Southern Super Series (SSS), and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Staple events like the Winchester 400, Redbud 400, North/South Super Late Model Challenge, and Speedfest 150 return to the schedule in 2024 along with a first time visit to a revitalized Speedway.


 

The season unofficially kicks off on Saturday, January 20th with a return to Crisp Motorsports Park and Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA for the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up Speedfest 150. A traditional precursor to Florida Speedweeks, Speedfest begins the 2024 season with a 150 lap CRA/SSS co-sanction showdown. The race is non-points for CRA registered drivers. Last season, Bubba Pollard was a part of eight lead changes before finally taking the lead for good on lap 127 after pit strategy played in his favor. The win was Pollard’s second in a row at Speedfest.


 

On Saturday, June 22nd the ASA/CRA Super Series goes head-to-head with the Pro Late Model brethren of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour for the Vandoorn Racing Development 125 at Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, MI. The Metro Detroit bullring provides a level playing field for Supers and Pros to fight for supremacy. In 2021, Kyle Crump took his Super Late Model No.131 to Victory Lane, stretching out a lead that couldn’t be tracked down by Ethan Stadniczuk’s No.20 Pro Late Model. 


 

Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway welcomes the ASA/CRA Super Series and Southern Super Series to the mid-south for the annual North/South Super Late Model Challenge. A 100 lap battle around America’s Favorite Short Track is the stage on Saturday, July 13th. Last season, Stephen Nasse appeared to be well on his way to a win, leading the opening 79 laps. Then, Jackson Boone seemed to have the car to beat but with eight laps to go, suffered a mechanical failure, handing the race and eventual win over to Jake Garcia. 


 

The first CRA Crown Jewel of the season arrives on Saturday, July 20th for the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN. An original event on the ASA Schedule, inherited by CRA, and now back with the ASA STARS National Tour, the Redbud 400 still serves as a points paying event in 2024 for the regional drivers of the ASA/CRA Super Series. Last year, Cole Butcher was untouchable in the final 93 laps and collected his first Redbud 400 win; only the second Canadian born driver to accomplish the feat.


 

A newcomer to the ASA/CRA Super Series makes its debut on Saturday, August 17th with the ASA/CRA Super Series and ASA STARS National Tour. Owosso Speedway, just west of Michigan’s Capital of Lansing, welcomes Super Late Models for the first time in CRA history. The 3/8ths mile oval is quickly becoming one of the region’s “diamonds in the rough” after being purchased by Rex Wheeler. Wheeler and his staff have dedicated countless hours and money into facility upgrades like a complete repave, added seating, and new in 2024, a poured concrete infield to serve as pit road for the ASA STARS National Tour and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour events. Two events were contested at Owosso in 2023 by the JEGS Tour, with Kyle Crump winning his homecoming event, followed by eventual Champion, Chase Burda winning the Masters of the Pros 184.


 

Winchester Speedway is again on the ASA/CRA Super Series schedule for Labor Day weekend. In 2024, the format changes slightly with the Super Series competing in Twin 50’s on Sunday, September 1st. Additional information including format and prize money will be announced soon.


 

Toledo Speedway is back with the Glass City 200 on Sunday, September 14th. Making the switch from a 100 lap Template Late Model race and 100 Lap Outlaw Super Late Model race in years past, to a 200 lap ASA STARS National Tour event in 2023, the race gave fans edge of their seat style racing all day long. Jesse Love rolled the dice on strategy and had enough fuel left to lead the final 59 laps and go to Victory Lane in his No.20 last season. 


 

Another Crown Jewel event returns on Sunday, October 13th with the Winchester 400. Another ASA original that became a featured spot on the CRA schedule is again co-sanctioned with the ASA STARS National Tour. Last year, a relatively clean and competitive race saw drama on the final restart of the race when eventual winner and ASA/CRA Super Series Champion, Gio Ruggiero made contact with Stephen Nasse going into turn one. The result was a Winchester 400 win for Ruggiero, and a third place finish for Nasse. Like Ruggiero in 2023, the season Champion will be crowned following the Winchester 400.


 

The 2024 season wraps up on Sunday, November 3rd with a return to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for the All American 400. The points finale for the ASA STARS National Tour also features the co-sanctioning of the ASA/CRA Super Series. A drama-filled event in 2023 led to youngster, William Sawalich collecting his first career win in the famed event. In that event, the STARS National Tour crowned their inaugural Champion, Ty Majeski. 


 

More information on schedules and events for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, the Vore's Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman and the CRA Street Stocks will be released later this week.


 

The next event for Champion Racing Association is the Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Friday, January 5th in Plymouth, IN. The Ceremony is open to the public, and RSVPs can be found online.


 

Additional information, including start times, event awards, and entry forms will be released in the coming weeks. For more on the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook, and follow @CRARacing on “X” (formerly Twitter).

 


 

CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS Battle in Prestigious "Five Crown" Inner-Season Series 


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association are pleased to announce that the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will compete in an inner-season series known as the “Five Crown”. Four race tracks, five dates, increased purses, and elevated bragging rights return to the CRA Street Stock schedule in 2024, thanks to the continued growth of the royal battle. The champion of the Five Crown will not only receive an increased payday, but also a one of a kind Belt Buckle.


 

The Crown Series for the Street Stocks began in 2014 through 2016 with events at Shadybowl Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway and Anderson Speedway. Jason Atkinson won the Triple Crown Series Championship in 2014 and 2015 with Brett Hudson winning the 2016 Championship. The series was expanded to the Four Crown Series for 2017 with Chuck Barnes Jr. winning the title. An attempt to expand the series to a Five Crown Series was made in 2018, but two events were canceled because of weather, Jacob McElfresh was the 2018 Champion. The Four Crown Series returned in 2019 with Atkinson claiming the crown in its return and again in 2020 and 2021. Hudson grabbed another Four Crown Championship in 2022.


 

This past season, the Four Crown Series, much like in 2018, was shortened to a Triple Crown due to weather. Dalton Conner, the eventual 2023 CRA Street Stocks Series Champion, stole the Crown by one point from Chuck Barnes, Jr. Conner began the chase for the crown with a third place finish at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, followed by missing the podium at Anderson. In the return to Anderson to conclude the Four Crown, Conner went to victory lane over Barnes, Jr, resulting in the championship.


 

In 2024, the Crown Series revisits familiar race tracks to determine a Five Crown Champion. The first event of the Crown Series is Saturday, May 11th at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Only recently have the CRA Street Stocks found a home at Nashville, with their first appearance during the 2020 All American 400 weekend. Last season, Nashville was added as a replacement race and provided a great show for fans all across the nation.


 

On June 22nd, the royal family unloads for the first time at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN. The unofficial birthplace of CRA, Anderson Speedway’s history runs deep within the CRA Street Stocks organization. The high banked, tight quarters racing facility appears again for the Five Crown Championship on Saturday, August 10th. 


 

On Saturday, July 6th the Historic High Banks of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will roll out the red carpet for the Five Crown Series. In recent years, Salem Speedway has been all about the Barnes family, with Chuck Jr and Chuck Sr collecting multiple wins at the Speedway in the last three seasons. CRA Street Stocks will battle in the Firecracker 200 Five Crown event with the Salem Speedway Diesel Boys GAS Series, almost exactly one month after going head-to-head in the King of the High Banks event on June 8th.


 

Before a champion can be crowned at Anderson Speedway in August, another short track test awaits at Shadybowl Speedway on Saturday, July 27th. The uniquely shaped oval proves difficult to master with elevation changes, differing corners, and no true straightaway. Mother nature intervened in the Four Crown event last season at Shadybowl Speedway, ramping up anticipation to return to the Ohio bullring. 


 

Additional information on the full CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS Schedule is expected to be released this week. An updated CRA Street Stocks rulebook will be released soon as well. For more information, find www.CRA-Racing.com. Like CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.


CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS Battle in Prestigious "Five Crown" Inner-Season Series 


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association are pleased to announce that the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will compete in an inner-season series known as the “Five Crown”. Four race tracks, five dates, increased purses, and elevated bragging rights return to the CRA Street Stock schedule in 2024, thanks to the continued growth of the royal battle. The champion of the Five Crown will not only receive the $x,xxx payday, but also a one of a kind Belt Buckle.


 

The Crown Series for the Street Stocks began in 2014 through 2016 with events at Shadybowl Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway and Anderson Speedway. Jason Atkinson won the Triple Crown Series Championship in 2014 and 2015 with Brett Hudson winning the 2016 Championship. The series was expanded to the Four Crown Series for 2017 with Chuck Barnes Jr. winning the title. An attempt to expand the series to a Five Crown Series was made in 2018, but two events were canceled because of weather, Jacob McElfresh was the 2018 Champion. The Four Crown Series returned in 2019 with Atkinson claiming the crown in its return and again in 2020 and 2021. Hudson grabbed another Four Crown Championship in 2022.


 

This past season, the Four Crown Series, much like in 2018, was shortened to a Triple Crown due to weather. Dalton Conner, the eventual 2023 CRA Street Stocks Series Champion, stole the Crown by one point from Chuck Barnes, Jr. Conner began the chase for the crown with a third place finish at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, followed by missing the podium at Anderson. In the return to Anderson to conclude the Four Crown, Conner went to victory lane over Barnes, Jr, resulting in the championship.


 

In 2024, the Crown Series revisits familiar race tracks to determine a Five Crown Champion. The first event of the Crown Series is Saturday, May 11th at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Only recently have the CRA Street Stocks found a home at Nashville, with their first appearance during the 2020 All American 400 weekend. Last season, Nashville was added as a replacement race and provided a great show for fans all across the nation.


 

On June 22nd, the royal family unloads for the first time at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IN. The unofficial birthplace of CRA, Anderson Speedway’s history runs deep within the CRA Street Stocks organization. The high banked, tight quarters racing facility appears again for the Five Crown Championship on Saturday, August 10th. 


 

On Saturday, July 6th the Historic High Banks of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery will roll out the red carpet for the Five Crown Series. In recent years, Salem Speedway has been all about the Barnes family, with Chuck Jr and Chuck Sr collecting multiple wins at the Speedway in the last three seasons. CRA Street Stocks will battle in the Firecracker 200 Five Crown event with the Salem Speedway Diesel Boys GAS Series, almost exactly one month after going head-to-head in the King of the High Banks event on June 8th.


 

Before a champion can be crowned at Anderson Speedway in August, another short track test awaits at Shadybowl Speedway on Saturday, July 27th. The uniquely shaped oval proves difficult to master with elevation changes, differing corners, and no true straightaway. Mother nature intervened in the Four Crown event last season at Shadybowl Speedway, ramping up anticipation to return to the Ohio bullring. 


 

Additional information on the full CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS Schedule is expected to be released this week. An updated CRA Street Stocks rulebook will be released soon as well. For more information, find www.CRA-Racing.com. Like CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.



 

Vandoorn Racing Development 125 Set for June 2024 at Flat Rock Speedway

ASA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour to Battle Head-to-Head


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with Champion Racing Association and Flat Rock Speedway have announced the return of the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS in a combo event with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. The race, scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd is a highly anticipated return to the Metro Detroit bullring which provided great racing and a competitive equalizer for the Super and Pro Late Model divisions in the first running of the combination race held in 2022. The Vandoorn Racing Development 125 sets the stage for another head-to-head throwdown.


 

The ASA/CRA Super Series made their first trip to the “Level Pebble” on September 8, 2012. Now NASCAR team member and Winchester 400 Champion, Travis Braden set fast time in the inaugural Flat Rock event. Scott Hantz, the all-time winningest driver with the ASA/CRA Super Series, captured the win ahead of Johnny VanDoorn and Jason Dietsch. Hantz won again in the Series’ return in August of 2013, Braden captured the win in 2014, it was Hunter Baize in 2015, Brian Campbell in 2017, Brian Bergakker in 2019, and Carson Hocevar won the final stand alone event in 2021.


 

In 2022 the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour became a part of the event after other entertaining combo races. Kevin Cremonsi, who just this season posted his best career finish of third with the JEGS Tour, put his No.28 at the top of the scoring pylon during qualifying. The race featured an even battle of Supers vs Pros, which ultimately went the way of the Super Late Model when Kyle Crump took the No.131 to victory lane. He was fortunate to get through lapped traffic as quickly as he did, with young Vandoorn Racing Development driver, Ethan Stadniczuk tracking him down via his Pro Late Model No.20. Justin Schroeder podiumed his No.4 car in the effort as well.


 

Tickets for the Vandoorn Racing Development 125 are expected to go on sale through the Speedway box office soon. Additional schedule information for both Series’ are expected to be released in the coming weeks. 


 

The next event for CRA is the 2023 Awards Ceremony scheduled for Friday, January 5th in Plymouth, IN. Those who wish to attend can fill out an RSVP, available online at CRA-Racing.com. Both the ASA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour return to on-track action on Saturday, January 20th during the Speedfest 2024 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordelle, GA.


 

For more information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.

 

 


 

 

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Returns to Toledo Speedway in July 2024

First Time at Toledo Since Tour’s Inaugural Event


 

Nashville, TN - Officials with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance and Toledo Speedway have announced the Tour’s return to the famed ½-mile oval in Toledo, Ohio. On Friday, July 26 the Tour heads back to Toledo Speedway for the first time since 2011.  Home of the ASA STARS National Tour Glass City 200, the USAC Silvercrown Rollie Beale Classic, and the ARCA Menards Series National Tour Championship event, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour adds to the list of blockbuster events scheduled at the Buckeye battleground.


 

In 2011, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour was born, bringing Midwest Pro Late Model teams a place to race. Toledo Speedway became the site of the inaugural event on April 25, 2011, pulling in 39 entries. The first corner of JEGS Tour history didn’t go quite as planned, when then-teenagers Karl Weber and Cody Coughlin tangled in the first turn collecting many contenders including former NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor, Jack Smith and soon to be two-time JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion, Dan Leeck.


 

Now NASCAR star, Erik Jones accompanied winningest JEGS Tour driver, Brian Campbell to the green flag ahead of the 32 car field. Jones led the first 14 rotations before Campbell began dominating the event. A total of seven cautions littered the first JEGS Tour race, including one that set up a three lap dash to the checkers. Campbell held off Eddie Hoffman and Jones to collect the win.


 

13-years later, a new crop of household template Late Model names are set to face off at Toledo Speedway in 2024. Campbell is still on that list, with a total of 11 JEGS Tour wins to his credit. Also expected to unload are former Glass City 200 winner Blake Rowe and Glass City contender, Kyle Crump. Defending Champion, Chase Burda podiumed at Toledo with the ASA STARS National Tour in September of 2023, making him a likely opponent in July of 2024. Fans should also look for Brandon and Evan Varney, David Liaeff, Michael Simko, Jimmy Tucker and others. 


 

Next for Champion Racing Association is the honoring of our 2023 award winners at the CRA Awards Ceremony on Friday, January 5th, 2024 in Plymouth, Indiana. Invitations have been sent out, however, RSVP slips can be found online at www.CRA-Racing.com


 

The 2024 season unofficially kicks off for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour on Saturday, January 20th at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA for the Speedfest 2024. A 100 lap Pro Late Model event, sanctioned by the JEGS Tour, preludes the 150 lap ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco main event. 


 

A detailed 2024 schedule is set to be released in the coming weeks. For more information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.

 


 

United Late Model Rules Alliance Releases 2024 Pro Late Model Rule Book


 

Nashville, TN (December 16, 2023) - The United Late Model Rules Alliance (ULRA) has released the 2024 Pro Late Model Specifications & Guidelines for those across the country who utilize the ULRA standard rule book. The ULRA continues to bring a common rules package to the country from north to south for Pro Late Model competitors. 


 

Organizations utilizing the ULRA Specifications & Guidelines include Champion Racing Association’s JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, Crisp Motorsports Park, Five Flags Speedway, Mobile International Raceway, Montgomery Motor Speedway, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, and New Smyrna Speedway. The Z-MAX CARS Pro Late Model Tour will also follow the ULRA Specifications & Guidelines with minor variances specific for the 2024 CARS Tour season.  


 

A copy of the Pro Late Model rule book can be found on participating organizations websites. Updates for the 2024 season are indicated in red print. 


 

United Late Model Rules Alliance: [2024 Pro Late Model Specifications & Guidelines]


 

The United Late Model Rules Alliance has streamlined the building process and enables teams to compete in major Pro Late Model events across the nation with ease; events such as the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing, Alabama 200, Masters of the Pros 185, Snowflake 100 and many more.


The first major Pro Late Model event of the 2024 season is the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up Speedfest 100 non-points race on Saturday, January 20 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA. The ASA/CRA Super Series and ASA Southern Super Series will also be in action with a co-sanctioned 150 lap feature race [learn more].

 

 


 

North/South SLM Challenge Returns to Nashville

 

The North/South Super Late Model Challenge returns to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday, July 13 as the ASA/CRA Super Series and ASA Southern Super Series join forces for the event.

Now in its eighth edition of the event, the North/South Super Late Model Challenge acts as a tune-up for one of the biggest Super Late Model races of the year, the All American 400 on Sunday, November 3.  The race will be held in July for the second year in a row, after previous dates in April and May.

The North/South Super Late Model Challenge was first contested in 2016 as twin 50-lap races for the ASA/CRA Super Series and ASA Southern Super Series on Friday night, followed by a combined 75-lap event on Saturday ahead of the ARCA Menards Series Music City 200 that night.  Dalton Armstrong (CRA) and Donnie Wilson (SSS) won their respective 50-lap races before Wilson finished the weekend sweep by winning the 75-lap combined race the next day over Stephen Wallace and Bubba Pollard.

The North/South Super Late Model Challenge went to its current 100-lap combined race in 2017.  Casey Roderick outlasted the likes of Augie Grill and Kyle Plott to win in 2017, then he beat NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver Stewart Friesen for his second-straight win one year later.  

Josh Brock started his ASA/CRA Super Series title defense with a wire-to-wire win in 2019.  After the 2020 race was canceled due to COVID-19, the North/South Super Late Model Challenge returned in 2021, with Carson Kvapil taking the win over that year’s All American 400 winner Matt Craig.

William Byron made the trip to Nashville from Darlington Raceway after NASCAR Cup Series qualifying and proceeded to win the North/South Super Late Model Challenge after a fierce battle with Stephen Nasse in 2022.  NASCAR Truck Series driver Jake Garcia is the defending winner of the event, inheriting the lead after former Nashville track champion Jackson Boone suffered a mechanical issue with eight laps to go while leading the race.

More information on the North/South Super Late Model Challenge, including support divisions, ticketing and full raceday schedule, will be released at a later date.

The North/South Super Late Model Challenge will be race nine on the ASA Southern Super Series schedule, as the tour returns to the facility that saw its inaugural race in 2013.  It will be a points race for both the Southern Super Series and ASA/CRA Super Series, whose 2024 schedule is expected to be released soon.  The full 2024 Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway schedule is also expected to be released soon.

The event serves as a preview for what’s to come on November 3 with the All American 400.  Once again, the crown jewel will serve as the season finale for the ASA STARS National Tour.  Ty Majeski won the inaugural series championship in November 2023 after winning three races during the season, while young star William Sawalich took the biggest win of his career in the All American 400.

For more information on Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, go to our website at nashvillefairgroundsspeedway. racing.  Follow us on Facebook at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, on Twitter at @RaceFairgrounds, and on Instagram at @nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.

For more information on Champion Racing Association or the ASA/CRA: Super Series, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.

For more information on the ASA/Southern Super Series, log onto www.southernsuperseries.com.  Find the Southern Super Series on Facebook and follow @SoSuperSeries on Twitter.

 

 


 

JEGS Tour Drivers Competing in Allen Turner Snowflake 100 at 5 Flags Speedway


 

Pensacola, FL - As part of the 56th Running of the Snowball Derby for Super Late Models this weekend at 5 Flags Speedway, the annual Allen Turner Snowflake 100 for the Pro Late Models is also scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 2nd. As part of the nearly 70 cars entered to attempt to make the field, several drivers with ties to the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance are in Florida with dreams of 5 Flags Speedway success.


 

The 2023 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion, Chase Burda will attempt to make his first Snowflake 100 field this weekend. The Lapeer, Michigan native who strung together four wins this season with the JEGS Tour found success on big stages with wins at Winchester Speedway, including the Pro Late Model event on Winchester 400 weekend, and the biggest win of his career, the $10,000 to win Masters of the Pros 184. Burda’s trip south closely follows his latest outing on a big stage weekend when he raced inside the top five all night during the All American 100 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. 


 

Burda says he and his team are confident in their Vandoorn Racing Development Pro Late Model. Participating in the Snowball Derby weekend was on the 18 year old’s bucket list, an item he will be able to put a check mark next to by Monday morning. Now, Burda is trying to keep expectations in check about the weekend.


 

“My goal is to make the show,” Burda said. “From there, we’ll see what happens. I know I have the best team and they will give me a good car, so I just need to drive [it] to the front,” Burda finished.


 

Joining Burda in competition this weekend for the Allen Turner Snowflake 100 is Chelsea, Michigan native, Chris Munson. Also a tall task on his racing bucket list, Munson unloaded his No.3 machine along with the help of former JEGS Tour winner, Jon Beach. According to Beach, their trip to 5 Flags Speedway is purely about the experience and to say they’ve done it. Munson, however, has shown speed after nearly winning the Winchester Speedway New Stars event for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. 


 

The Michigan region of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour field also has representation from one of the nation’s most well known chassis builders, Terry Senneker. The native of Wayland, Michigan and the namesake behind Senneker Performance has his No.18 car unloaded and was 14th fastest overall after yesterday’s practice sessions. 


 

The Super Late Model field for the 56th Snowball Derby has JEGS Tour flavor as well. News broke over the weekend that Burda will field a car in the Snowball Derby, something they didn’t believe would happen after the crash in Nashville. 


 

Brandon Oakley Racing was looking for someone to test his chassis,” Burda explained. “We decided to take the chance and run it and are looking forward to trying out the new BOR chassis.”

Billy VanMeter and his Vandoorn Racing Development team bring down a host of people who moonlight as racecar drivers with the JEGS Tour throughout the season. VanMeter will send the driver of the red and white No.22, Jimmy Tucker into the spotterstand once again this weekend. Tucker has been the “eye in the sky” for VanMeter throughout the duration of the year, including during the ASA STARS National Tour. Helping turn the wrenches on the No.23 are Ethan Stadniczuk, who captured his first outright JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour win this season at Birch Run Speedway and Event Center; plus David Liaeff who also posted his best career JEGS Tour finish (3rd) at Birch Run in September. 


 

Several other drivers with ties to the Champion Racing Association organization are also down in Florida including but not limited to NASCAR drivers, Erik Jones and Carson Hocevar, who cut their teeth in the JEGS Tour. William Sawalich, a former Glass City 200 and Winchester Speedway winner; former Masters of the Pros winner, Matt Craig; and former ASA/CRA Super Series Champion, Eddie VanMeter. 


 

Fans who can’t make the trip but want to watch the 56th Snowball Derby weekend can find the weekend available on Pay-Per-View through RacingAmerica.TV. Additional details regarding the 2024 schedule for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will be announced in the coming weeks. The 2023 season awards will be handed out at the annual awards ceremony on Friday, January 5th. For more information on Champion Racing Association onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.

 


 

2024 Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up SpeedFest Dates Announced for Watermelon Capital Speedway 

November 28, 2023 – Track Enterprises has announced that it will once again promote the long-standing prestigious pre-season SpeedFest event at Crisp Motorsports Park, home of Watermelon Capital Speedway located in Cordele, Georgia. This year, the event will incorporate a new title sponsor, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and their Protect Your Melon message in collaboration with NASCAR driver Ross Chastain. 

The Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024 event weekend will take place on Friday, January 19th and Saturday, January 20th, with Sunday, January 21st as the event's rain date. This will be the third year in a row that Track Enterprises has promoted the event and it will also include most of the same format as the successful SpeedFest 2023 had in place.

The partnership with the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) comes as an extension of their existing program with Chastain’s Protect Your Melon program that encourages drivers to always buckle up on roadways. Chastain’s background as an 8th generation watermelon farmer and his family’s roots in the Georgia agricultural community make this a natural fit. In addition to sponsoring one of the largest and most prestigious grassroots racing events in the country, the GOHS relationship with Chastain includes custom stickers on watermelons sold throughout the state and appearances in local communities. Chastain will also compete in the Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024.

The ASA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS and the ASA Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco will headline the event with a co-sanctioned 150-lap Super Late Model event. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will have a 100-lap Pro Late Model event. The Legend Cars will be featured again with a 25-lap feature. The Modifieds will return to this year’s SpeedFest after a great event in 2022 and the Bandoleros will round things out in a 15-lap feature.

For the ASA Southern Super Series, this event will be the official start of their season as it will be a point paying race. The January point race for the Southern Super Series will replace the Spring Nationals event at the Cordele, GA track, however, the Georgia Summer Nationals event will still take place.

SpeedFest began in 2005 at the now defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL before moving to Georgia's Lanier National Speedway in 2009. SpeedFest then found its home at Cordele Georgia’s Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park in 2012 and has been held there ever since.  Some of the biggest names in motorsports have won SpeedFest including Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Harrison Burton, Chandler Smith and Corey Heim. Bubba Pollard has won the last two SpeedFest events at the track.

There will be an open practice on that Thursday from 1 to 5pm. Friday’s schedule will consist of practice and qualifying, with all features being run on Saturday afternoon.

Information on specific event details, sponsorship opportunities, ticket sales and competitor entry forms will be made in the coming weeks.

Additional track and event information as well as event camping opportunities can be found at 
www.crispmotorsportspark.com. For track rental prior to the event, interested parties can contact Ben Sumner at 229-938-8814.

Additional information on the CRA Series can be found at 
www.cra-racing.com. Information on the ASA Southern Super Series can be found at www.southersuperseries.com

For more information on the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s (GOHS) seatbelt and impaired driving awareness programs, visit https://www.gahighwaysafety.org. Follow GOHS on social media at www.facebook.com/gahighwayafety, @gohsgeorgia on Twitter and Instagram, GOHSGEORGIA on YouTube.

Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up

Ross Chastain established the Protect Your Melon and Use Your Melon highway safety campaigns as a way to connect his family's rich farming heritage with his current racing career to positively impact roadways and save lives. Born out of a highway safety incident that personally impacted Chastain, he now uses his unique platform as a NASCAR driver to be an advocate for highway safety. Although he races professionally at 200+ mph in a custom-built car with specific safety advancements, after the race he buckles up and drives home to see his loved ones just like the rest of the country. The Protect Your Melon and Use Your Melon campaigns are active in eleven states. 

 

super cup stock car series

www.superstockcarseries.com

About Super Cup Stock Car Series It is with great excitement that we announce the formation of the highly anticipated SuperCup Stock Car Series (SCSCS).  This series will feature former Hooter's ProCup Steel bodied stock cars that competed from 2001-2006.  The new series recently competed in two exhibition races in 2007 at both Hickory Motor Speedway and Tri-County Motor Speedway in NC.  Both races were very competitive and featured a glimpse of the anticipated competition in 2008.


 

 


Larry Frame Set to Tackle 2024 With a Storied Ride and Knowledgeable Advice

 

Statesville, North Carolina (February 13, 2024) – Planning to join the Super Cup Stock Car Series behind the wheel in 2024 is Larry Frame, an individual with motorsports in his blood practically his entire life.

 

"I got hooked on racing at a very young age," Frame indicated about his interest growing up watching races at places in northern Virginia such as the Old Dominion Speedway, a track in which the SCSCS visited in 2011.

 

Despite that, the chance to make his driving debut did not arrive until the age of 44.

 

"I raced a grocery getter at Eastside Speedway," Frame began, regarding his past experience at a 4/10-mile dirt facility located in Waynesboro, Virginia.  "Later I started racing Mini Mods at (nearby track) Winchester Speedway and (on asphalt) at Shenandoah Speedway."

 

The latter, which will host the fifth running of the Veterans Classic on Saturday, June 1st, Frame collected a couple trophies in the process during his previous tenure competing there.

 

Frame will be piloting a ride with a good amount of SCSCS history.  It last saw track time at Jennerstown Speedway with Codie Rohrbaugh driving in 2014 and before that was the original in which Brent Nelson first purchased from another occasional series competitor, Jeff Roark, to join the series in 2010 and ran most recently at the former Columbus Motor Speedway more than a decade ago.

 

"I am looking forward to racing with the Super Cup series this year in one of Brent Nelson's cars," Frame, who has assisted the No. 80 team during multiple past race days, commented.

 

"I think Larry is as excited as a kid in a candy store to drive this year," Nelson, a 20-time series winner, added.  "I am glad to see him getting one of my cars ready to race and have fun, rather than it just sitting in the shop."

 

Nelson recognizes Frame could have a steep learning curve, but ahead of his debut has provided a good amount of advice that certainly could be universal to anyone continuing to acquire knowledge and skill.

 

"I've told him to take it easy and learn the feel of the car, then, as he gets more comfortable, he can step it up," Nelson explained.  "These heavier cars will not turn when you try to drive them in deep until you are very comfortable, then you will still drive it in too hard.  I still catch myself doing it from time to time."

 

The first three events for the 2024 Super Cup Stock Car Series campaign have been confirmed, beginning with the Coalminers Classic at Coeburn, Virginia's Lonesome Pine Motorsports Park on Saturday, May 4th.  A future release will detail the schedule in full once the remaining dates have been finalized.

 

More information can be found on the Super Cup Stock Car Series official website supercupstockcarseries.com, on Facebook (search Super Cup Stock Car Series), Twitter (@SCSCSRacing), and Instagram (SCSCS_Racing).

 

 


   cars tour 

www.carsracingtour.com

The CARS Solid Rock Carriers Tour (formerly known as the USARacing Pro Cup Series, USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series, CARS Pro Cup Series, Rev-Oil Pro Cup Series, CARS X1-R Pro Cup Series) is a stock car auto racing series in the United States. It is sanctioned by the Championship Auto Racing Series and sponsored by Solid Rock Carriers. The series races throughout the United States on paved short tracks in North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina.


 

 


 

  SUPER SOUTHERN SERIES

www.southernsuperseries.com

The American Speed Association (ASA) is a sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States formed in 1968. The Association was based in Pendleton, Indiana, and later in Daytona Beach, Florida. The ASA sanctioned asphalt and dirt tracks in their ASA Member Track program along with racing series in the United States and Canada.


 

 


 

2024 Schedules For All Three ASA Regional Tours Now Released

 

The 2024 schedules for all three ASA regional tours have now been released by series officials.  The top stars of the ASA Southern Super Series, ASA Midwest Tour and ASA/CRA Super Series will do battle across the Southeast and Midwest in some of the country’s biggest Super Late Model races.

The year starts off with a combination event with the Southern Super Series and CRA at SpeedFest at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA on Saturday, January 20.  For the first time, SpeedFest will be a points-paying race as it opens the 2024 Southern Super Series season.  Meanwhile, it will again be a non-points event for CRA.

In total, there are 11 points-paying Southern Super Series events, with the All American 400 being a non-points race.  Along with ASA STARS National Tour events at New Smyrna Speedway (February 13), Five Flags Speedway (March 24) and Hickory Motor Speedway (May 23); and another co-sanctioned event with CRA at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on July 13, the series will also see three other trips to Five Flags as part of the Blizzard Series (April 26, June 28, September 28), a second date at Crisp (August 10), and races at Montgomery Motor Speedway (April 13) and Mobile International Speedway (April 27).  A champion will be crowned at Five Flags on September 28.

While the ASA/CRA Super Series season unofficially begins in less than a month in Georgia, the first points race won’t be until Saturday, June 22 at Flat Rock Speedway just south of Detroit, MI.  The VanDoorn Racing Development 125 will be a combination event with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, with Super and Pro Late Model racers competing against one-another at the ¼-mile.

The ASA/CRA Super Series will have seven points-paying events, along with SpeedFest and the All American 400.  Six of the seven races will be co-sanctioned, with the only standalone event at Winchester Speedway for Twin-50’s on September 1.  They will make their first-ever trip to Owosso Speedway on Saturday, August 18 when the ASA STARS National Tour comes to town, while the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway (July 20), Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway (September 14), and Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway (October 13) will also be co-sanctioned with the ASA STARS National Tour.  That leaves the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Nashville, which will be co-sanctioned with the Southern Super Series on July 13.  Once again, CRA will crown a champion at the Winchester 400.

The ASA Midwest Tour opens their 2024 season at Slinger Super Speedway for the Miracle On The Highbanks on April 21.  Several traditional marquee Wisconsin races return, including the Joe Shear Classic at Madison International Speedway (May 5), Gandrud Auto Group 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway (August 6), Jim Sauter Classic at Dells Raceway Park (August 31), and Oktoberfest 200 at LaCrosse Fairgrounds Speedway (October 6).  The series also makes return trips to Jefferson Speedway (May 25), Grundy County Speedway (July 13), State Park Speedway (July 27), Hawkeye Downs Speedway (August 17), a second trip to Madison (August 23) and Elko Speedway (September 21).  A champion will be crowned at Oktoberfest.

While there are no co-sanctioned Midwest Tour races with the national tour in 2024, the ASA STARS National Tour will trek up to Wisconsin for a weekend doubleheader.  The series will kick off the double on Friday, June 14 at Madison International Speedway, then venture east to the famed Milwaukee Mile for the Father’s Day 100 on Sunday, June 16.

ASA Southern Super Series Printable Schedule
ASA/CRA Super Series Printable Schedule
ASA Midwest Tour Printable Schedule
ASA STARS National Tour Printable Schedule


 

Advanced Tickets For Protect Your Melon - Buckle Up SpeedFest On Sale Now

(Cordele, GA) Tickets for The Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up SpeedFest 2024 race weekend at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA on Friday-Saturday, January 19-20 are on sale now. 

Advance tickets for SpeedFest start at $25, compared to $30 at the gate on raceday.  Get your tickets now for a great Christmas gift for the family. Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/SpeedFestTix

The ASA Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco and ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will sanction the 150-lap Super Late Model race, and for the first time SpeedFest will be a point race for the Southern Super Series.  Meanwhile, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will sanction the 100-lap Pro Late Model race once again.  The INEX Legends and Bandoleros will also join the card.

Additionally, NASCAR Cup Series star Ross Chastain will be competing in the Super Late Model portion of SpeedFest.  He will make his first Super Late Model start in many years in the event, competing against the discipline’s top drivers in the first marquee event of the year under the ASA brand.

SpeedFest began in 2005 at the now defunct USA International Speedway in Lakeland, FL before moving to Georgia’s Lanier National Speedway in 2009. SpeedFest then found its home at Cordele Georgia’s Watermelon Capital Speedway at Crisp Motorsports Park in 2012 and has been held there ever since.  Some of the biggest names in motorsports have won SpeedFest including Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Harrison Burton, Chandler Smith and Corey Heim. Bubba Pollard has won the last two SpeedFest events at the track.

There will be an open practice on that Thursday from 1 to 5pm. Friday’s schedule will consist of practice and qualifying, with all features being run on Saturday afternoon.

Information on specific event details, sponsorship opportunities, ticket sales, and competitor entry forms will be made in the coming weeks.  Additional track and event information as well as event camping opportunities can be found at www.crispmotorsportspark.com. For track rental prior to the event, interested parties can contact Ben Sumner at 229-938-8814.

 

Additional information on the CRA Series can be found at www.cra-racing.com. Information on the ASA Southern Super Series can be found at www.southersuperseries.com 

 

   asa midwest series  

www.arcamidwesttour.com

The ASA Midwest Tour (until 2022: ARCA Midwest Tour) is a pavement Super Late Model auto racing series based in the Midwestern United States with its headquarters in Oregon, Wisconsin.[1] It was a developmental series of the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), and currently of the American Speed Association, along with the CRA Super Series.[1]


 

 


 


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