Columbus Motor Speedway and the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS have announced that the series event that was postponed from June 28th because of rain and rescheduled for Saturday, August 2nd will now be the JEGS Bud St. Amant Memorial 174 Presented by CoughlinCars.com. The event will be 174 laps and will pay $5000 to win.
“Gary St. Amant had come to us wanting to have a race to honor his father Bud who passed away January 11th after battling cancer for seven years,” remarked Jeff Nuckles with Columbus Motor Speedway. “When the ARCA/CRA Super Series event on June 28th had to be postponed, it was just a natural fit to move the race to August 2nd and make it the event to honor Bud. Bud was a great man who was loved by the entire racing community, this will be a great way to honor his memory!”
The JEGS Bud St. Amant Memorial 174 Presented by CoughlinCars.com will be 174 laps, counting yellows the first 100, with the final 74 all green flag laps. There will be a 10 minute break at lap 100, teams will have the option to change up to two tires at the break, lead lap cars will then be relined up for the final 74 laps based upon how many tires they take at the break, zero tires, then one tire, then two tires. Team will also be allowed to make adjustments on their cars during the break.
“We hated that it rained and postponed the June 28th race, but we are very excited to be a part of this great event to honor Bud St. Amant,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with Champion Racing Association. “I knew Bud for many years, he was always a pleasure to be around, he and Gary were a great team!”
The August 2nd event will be treated as a totally new event with a new entry form. June 28th paid entries will be applied towards the August 2nd event. CRA teams will need to keep their pit bands from the June 28th event and turn them in at the August 2nd event for a replacement band.
There will be an open practice on Friday, August 1st pit gates open at 4pm with practice going from 5 to 8pm. On Saturday, August 2nd pit gates will open for the ARCA/CRA Super Series teams at 12:30pm. An hour long practice for the CRA series teams will begin at 3pm with qualifying for the series at 6:15pm. The race program will begin at 7pm and will include the JEGS Bud St. Amant Memorial 174 Presented by CoughlinCars.com for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Also racing on Saturday night will be the Columbus Late Models, Modifieds, Sport Stocks and Compacts.
More event and track information is available at www.columbusspeedway.com More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS is available at www.cra-racing.com
– CRA Racing Release