Salem, IN — The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will return to action Saturday in the Ross Mortgage Level Pebble 200 event at Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, Michigan. The event will include a 100 lap feature for the ARCA/CRA Super Series and a 100 lap feature for the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series Outlaw Late Models.
The racy ¼ mile oval has seen some great races with the ARCA/CRA Super Series since the series’ first raced at the track in 2012. Past series winners at Flat Rock include 2012 and 2013 Scott Hantz, 2014 Travis Braden, 2015 Hunter Baize and 2017’s winner Brian Campbell. The 2018 series event at Flat Rock Speedway was cancelled because of weather.
Current series points leader Josh Brock tops the 24-car entry list to date for Saturday. Brock got his biggest Super Late Model victory to date on May 5th when he won the North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Brock has two other top five finishes in the series other two point events to date, including a fifth place finish at the series Anderson Speedway season opener and a fourth place finish at the series Bristol Motor Speedway event.
2017 event winner Brian Campbell is entered, he picked up the win at the series last event, the Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway on June 10th, which was a special non-points event. With the win Campbell now has 28 series wins to date, second only to Hantz who has 31 total series wins.
Hantz, a three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion, is also entered. Hantz’s two series Flat Rock victories are the most by a series driver at Flat Rock Speedway. Hantz’s 2013 win was his last series win to date, he looks to end that streak this Saturday.
Three-time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny VanDoorn is also entered. VanDoorn is tied for third with former series Champion Brian Ross for most ever series wins with 22. VanDoorn picked up his first ever JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour victory at Birch Run Speedway on May 18th.
2017 series Champion Logan Runyon is entered as are current series point contenders Austin Kunert, Hunter Jack and Greg Van Alst. 2014 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion and that series current points leader Dan Leeck is entered. Former Redbud 400 winner Steve Dorer from Lakeland, Florida, who always competes in several CRA events during the summer months, is entered. Former JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event winners Kyle Crump and Eric Lee are both entered.
Other top CRA drivers entered includes Brian Bergakker, Cassten Everidge, Michael Simko, Trever McCoy, Brandon Varney, Evan Shotko, Garrett Schwartz and former Flat Rock regular Jimmy Tucker.
Local favorite Harold Fair Jr. is also entered. Fair Jr. had been racing mostly Outlaw Late Models at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway in recent years until building a template late model in 2017. Fair Jr. debuted that template late model in the 2017 series Flat Rock event and came away with an impressive second place finish. Fair Jr. and teammate Hayden Sprague are entered to do double duty on Saturday with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series Outlaw Late Models for sponsor Ross Mortgage. Fair Jr. won the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Joy Fair Memorial 100 on May 25th.
Local ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series Outlaw Late Model competitor Justin Schroeder is entered to make his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut on Saturday and will be doing double duty racing with the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series as well.
Colorado’s Mark Neff is entered to make his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut on Saturday. Neff and his team are making the long haul for their sponsors Alten and Syncroness who have a presence in the Detroit and Toledo markets.
Pit gates open on Saturday at 1pm with a one-hour practice session for the ARCA/CRA Super Series starting at 3:30pm. Hamke Race Cars/Rowdy Manufacturing qualifying for the Level Pebble 100 will start at 5:45pm. The race program will begin at 7:00 pm, also racing Saturday will be the Flat Rock Speedway ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series Outlaw Late Models in a 100-lap feature event and the Flat Rock Figure 8 cars in heats races and a 20-lap feature.
More information on Flat Rock Speedway is available at www.flatrockspeedway.com.
More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
Champion Racing Association Press Release
Photo credit: Speed51.com