Salem, Indiana: Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS has officially released the 2019 Schedule for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. The ARCA/CRA Super Series 2019 season will consist of 14 total races, with 11 of those being point events. 2019 will be the 23rd season of competition for the Template Super Late Model touring series that first raced in 1997.
“We are really excited about the 2019 schedule with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “Our 23rd season will provide our drivers with a great variety of challenging races on some of the best race tracks in the nation, with some of the most prestigious late model events in the country!”
CRA will continue the Chase for the Championship format for determining a series champion for the 2019 season. The playoff format has produced more teams competing for a championship in every CRA division, both in 2017 and the 2018 seasons.
The 2019 racing season kicks off with the traditional non-points opener for both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour with CRA SpeedFest 2019 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia on Saturday-Sunday, January 25th & 26th. The ARCA/CRA Super Series race will be a 200 lap event, counting yellow flag laps up to lap 175. This event has traditionally attracted the best Super Late Model drivers from both the North and the South in this early season battle.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series will then kick off its 2019 point season on Saturday, April 6th at Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Indiana, with a 125 lap event, the first of two events on the fast quarter mile oval. The series will then travel to Toledo Speedway, located in Toledo, on Saturday, April 20th for a 100 lap event with the outlaw-bodied ARCA Late Models also having a 100 lap feature. That event will be the first of two series events at Toledo Speedway in 2019.
The series will then head to the famous Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee for a 100 lap event on May 4th. The event will be a co-sanctioned event with the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour and the race program will include the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards.
The series will then head to Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the huge Third Annual Short Track U.S. Nationals, an event that will be co-sanctioned by the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour on Friday-Saturday May 30th & June 1st. That event will be a 100 lap, $10,000 to win event again in 2019.
On Monday, June 10th the series will head to Berlin Raceway, in Marne, Michigan for the $20,000 to win Money in the Bank 150. This will be a special non-points CRA sanctioned event again in 2019. The series stays in Michigan for its next event at Flat Rock Speedway on Saturday, June 22nd.
On Monday, July 15th the series returns to Anderson Speedway for the famed Redbud 400. The event returned to a Monday event last season, and will be held the Monday after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Kentucky Speedway. The series will then head to Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, IN on Saturday, July 27th.
The series will head back to Kalamazoo Speedway located just outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan to be part of the famous Kalamazoo Klash event on Wednesday, August 7th. That event will be the first Chase event for the series.
The series will then make its first of two visits to the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway located in Winchester, Indiana for the traditional World Stock Car Festival over Labor Day Weekend, with the feature event on Monday, September 2nd. This event will be the second Chase event for the series.
The series will then head to the famed Lucas Oil Raceway, located just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, September 7th. That event will be the Speed51 Super Select, a winner-take-all invitational non-points race that will pay the winner up to $10,000. The event was cancel in 2018 because of heavy rain.
The second visit to Toledo Speedway on Saturday, September 21st is up next for a 100 lap event as part of the famed Glass City 200, which will also include a 100 lap event for the outlaw-bodied ARCA Late Models. That event will be the third Chase event for the series.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series will crown their 2019 Tour Champion with the 48th running of the prestigious Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 13th, in its second visit of the season to Winchester Speedway.
For more information about all four touring series’ within Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS, please go to the series website at: www.cra-racing.com. You can also follow CRA on Facebook at: www.facebook.com and search for “Champion Racing Association” as well as Twitter at: www.twitter.com/CRAracing.
-Champion Racing Association Press Release. Photo Credit: Speed51.com
2019 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS
DATE TRACK LAPS
Sat./Sun., January 25-26 Watermelon Capital Speedway 200
Sat, April 6 Anderson Speedway 125
Saturday, April 20 Toledo Speedway 100
Saturday, May 5 Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville 100
Fri./Sat., May 30-June 1 Bristol Motor Speedway 100
Monday, June 10 Berlin Raceway 150
Saturday, June 22 Flat Rock Speedway 125
Monday, July 15 Anderson Speedway 400
Saturday, July 27 Baer Field Motorsports Park 100
Wednesday, August 7 Kalamazoo Speedway 125
Sun./Mon., September 1-2 Winchester Speedway 100
Saturday, September 7 Lucas Oil Raceway 75
Saturday, September 21 Toledo Speedway 100
Sat./Sun., October 12-13 Winchester Speedway 400