Salem, IN (July 27, 2017) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will return to action Sunday in the Rapid Fire Pizza 125 Presented by Hot Head Burritos at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio, just outside of Dayton. The tricky oval track at Kil-Kare Raceway was reopened this season by Gem City Auto Racing after being closed for the 2015 and 2016 seasons and has been racing special events so far this season, including an event on July 9th for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance were 14 year old Carson Hocevar went to victory lane becoming the youngest winner ever in series history.
The series has had two events at Kil-Kare Raceway prior to this season. The first was in September of 2013 when two time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Travis Braden got the win. The second was in September of 2014 when Beavercreek, Ohio racer Brandon Oakley got his first series win holding off Braden to get win. Those two drivers were rivals for several seasons at Kil-Kare before each moving up to race at different levels. Braden, the defending Winchester 400 winner, picked up his first ARCA/CRA Super Series win of the 2017 season last week at Lucas Oil Raceway. Oakley picked up a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour win last season at Winchester Speedway. Both Braden and Oakley are entered for Sunday’s race.
Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year candidates Hunter Jack and Josh Brock come into Sunday’s event tied for first place in the series Championship points after seven series events so far this season. The series is at the halfway point of its 2017 season, with seven more events left on its schedule starting with Sunday’s race. There are only three events left until the series begins its first ever Chase for the Championship at Berlin Raceway on August 26th. Brock leads the Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year points by 10 points over Jack. Both Jack and Brock are entered for Sunday’s race.
2016 Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year Dalton Armstrong is fourth in series season points, he is 29 points out of first place. Armstrong looks to end his streak of bad luck Sunday, which has plagued him so far this season, including last week’s event at Lucas Oil Raceway when mechanical issues ended his day on lap six.
Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock competitor Mason Keller will make his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut on Sunday, driving a car for Brandon Oakley Motorsports. Keller competed with that team at New Smyrna Speedway during Speedweeks picking up a surprising win. Keller competed in a Super Late Model for Scott Neal Racing at the Money in the Bank event in June at Berlin Raceway.
Several local competitors who compete in the Gem City Auto Racing Late Models at Kil-Kare and part-time with CRA are also entered including David Carter, who finished second to Braden in the 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Kil-Kare, multi-time Columbus Motor Speedway Champion Donnie “Zero” Hill, former Columbus Motor Speedway Champion Chad Pendleton, former Kil-Kare Raceway Champion Justin Alsip, Gem City Late Models 2017 event winner Drew Charlson, Gem City Late Models current points leader Ryan Fleming and Central Ohio racers Cody Robinson, Bobby Justus, Roger Gillispie, Greg Stapleton, Mike Holland and Jim Hursey.
There is an open practice scheduled on Saturday, pit gates open at 4pm, practice will run from 5pm until 8pm. Pit gates open on Sunday at 9am with a one hour practice session for the ARCA/CRA Super Series starting at 11:30am. EDCO Welding qualifying for the Rapid Fire Pizza 125 Presented by Hot Head Burritos will start at 1:30pm. The race program will begin at 2:15 pm, also racing that afternoon will be the Gem City Auto Racing Modifieds, Street Stocks and Compacts.
For those fans who cannot attend, a live pay-per-view broadcast of the Rapid Fire Pizza 125 Presented by Hot Head Burritos will be available on Speed 51 TV as part of their Summer Thunder Series. Order your pay-per-view ticket today by visiting Speed51.com.
More information on Kil-Kare Raceway is available at the facility's promoter’s website at www.gemcityautoracing.com.
More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.