Salem, IN – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have released the entry form for the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics, which will take place at Berlin Raceway located in Marne, Michigan on Saturday, July 19th. The 251 lap event, sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, will pay out over $100,000 in purse and cash bonuses, for one of the largest purses Template Super Late Models will race for all season. The event will pay $10,000 to win, $8000 for second, $6500 for third, down to an astounding $2000 to start for a 30 car starting field. Berlin Raceway will also pay a $20 lap leader bonus for all 251 laps, totaling an additional $5020 that will be paid out.
The Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics will be the second event of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown, which will pay a driver $100,000 bonus if a driver can win the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300, the Battle at Berlin 251 and the 43rd Annual Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway. There is a $10,000 bonus if a driver can only win two of the events. Daniel Hemric won the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 on June 14th, and is the only driver with a shot at the $100,000 bonus.
The event will also be the second event of the Boyne Machine $10,000 Michigan Challenge, which will pay a driver a $10,000 cash bonus if they can win all four Michigan events the series has in 2014. Brian Campbell won the first event of that challenge on May 31st at Berlin Raceway.
Besides Hemric and Campbell, the top drivers from the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Berlin Boyne Machine Company Super Late Models will once again battle some of the top late model drivers from around the country to claim the top prize in the Battle at Berlin 251. The Battle at Berlin 251 will be 251 laps counting cautions. The event will be a 10 tire event with live pit stops. Teams can only change a max of two tires per yellow. The qualifying order for the Battle at Berlin 251 will be the reverse order that entries are received for the event.
The Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend will begin with an open practice on Thursday, July 17th, pits will open at 11am with practice going from 2 to 6pm. On Friday, July 18th, pits will open at 11:30, there will be three open practice sessions for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars only starting at 1:30pm. Practice for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will begin at 2pm, with qualifying at 5:30pm. Friday night’s race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Berlin 100 Presented by JEGS.com and Boyne Machine Company for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The Berlin Budweiser Outlaw Late Models and the Top Speed Modifieds will also race in Friday night’s program and there will be a 15 minute practice session for the Battle at Berlin 251 cars.
Pits open on Saturday, July 19th at 12noon, there will be a one hour practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Battle at Berlin 251 cars at 3pm, with qualifying for the Battle at Berlin 251 beginning at 5:10pm. There will be an on track autograph session with all the drivers starting at 5:50pm, the race program will begin at 6:30 pm and will include the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics plus racing action from the Berlin Sportsman Division.
More event and track information on the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics Weekend is available at www.berlinraceway.com
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com
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