Salem, IN — Champion Racing Association (CRA) Powered by JEGS officials, along with Berlin Raceway officials, have announced a historic event for CRA. The 2019 Battle at Berlin 251 will take place on Saturday, August 17 at Berlin Raceway (MI) and for the first time ever, the event will feature the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance racing in the same event for points. The event will also be a Berlin Raceway Super Late Model points event.
“We are really excited to be the first track to feature this type of an event with CRA,” remarked Mike Bursley with Berlin Raceway. “We talked about doing something different for the Battle at Berlin 251 in 2019, and this was one of the ideas we felt would work to help bring that race back to one of the major late model events in the country! By bringing both of the top CRA series, our Super Late Models and some of the top late model drivers from around the country, the 251 is going to be a great race for the fans to come out and watch!”
“In this day and age with asphalt racing, sometimes you just have to think out of the box to make an event successful,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with Champion Racing Association. “We are excited to be a part of this great event at Berlin Raceway and to make it part of CRA history! This scenario wouldn’t work at a lot of tracks, but it will at Berlin Raceway, were crate motors are just as competitive as the bigger Super Late Model engines!”
The announcement adds another points event to the ARCA/CRA Super Series 2019 schedule. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour points event originally scheduled to be at Berlin Raceway on August 10 is now rescheduled for the Battle at Berlin 251 on August 17. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event originally scheduled for August 24th at Owosso Speedway has now been tentatively moved to August 10th. The Battle at Berlin 251 will also be the first race in the Chase for the Championship for both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.
The Battle at Berlin 251 will be 251 laps with controlled cautions and a 10-tire option race. It will pay $20,000 to win and $1,200 to start, with at least a 34 car starting field. The event will feature extra bonus money for the top finishing JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour cars. More information on the event will be released at a later date.
More event and track information on the Battle at Berlin 251 will be available at www.berlinraceway.com.
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
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