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CRA SpeedFest to Remain a Two-Day Event in 2019

December 5, 2018 • App, Archives, Late Models, Region - Southeast, Top Stories

Champion Racing Association and Crisp Motorsports Park officials have unveiled the weekend schedule for the annual CRA SpeedFest event held every January at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia. The event will be a two-day event for the second year in a row, taking place on Friday, January 25thand Saturday, January 26th, headlined by the Super Late Models of the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

 

Joining the ARCA/CRA Super Series 200-lap feature on the schedule will be the Pro Late Models of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, who will race for 125 laps on January 26th. Also on the racing card this year will be the future stars of the Legends and Bandolero divisions, as well as the Southern Pro Am Truck Series division and the Wheelman Racing Series.

 

The Southern Pro Am Truck Series and the Wheelman Racing Series will run their 50-lap features on Friday, January 25th.

 

CRA SpeedFest has traditionally been a three-day event, but a poor forecast turned the 2018 event into a two-day show with qualifying and racing action taking place on the Saturday of race weekend. Teams and series officials collectively decided that the two-day format worked extremely well.

 

“We are really excited about SpeedFest,” said Ben Sumner, Crisp Motorsports Park promoter.  “In addition to the CRA Super and Pro Late Models, Legends, and Bandoleros we have expanded the program to include the popular Wheelman Series and the Southern Pro Am Pro Truck Series. All classes will qualify on Friday plus the Wheelman Series and Pro Trucks will run their features. Saturday will feature the Legend, Bandoleros, CRA Pro and Super Late Model main events. We look forward to seeing everyone and working with CRA and Speed51, and we anticipate a great turnout and another great show.”

 

The entire schedule for the 2019 CRA SpeedFest events can be seen below.

 

More information on CRA SpeedFest can be found by visiting CRARacing.com or crispmotorsportspark.com.

 

-Story by Speed51 Staff. Photo Credit: Speed51.com

 

2019 CRA SpeedFest Schedule of Events

Friday, January 25

8:00   Pits Open

10:00Drivers Meeting

10:30Late Model “Open” Practice

          (Rotating ½ hour sessions Pros then Supers)

12:30Pre-Tech open for Late Models

          Super Late Tire Selection (8 Tires)

2:00   Pro Late Tire Selection (4 Tires)

2:00     Late Model “Open” Practice Ends

2:30   Legends & Bandoleros Practice

3:00    Legends & Bandoleros Practice Ends

3:00   Super Race Set released for scuffing

3:00   Pro Late Happy ½ Hour

 (only Cars thru Pre-Tech)

3:30   Super Late Happy ½ Hour

          (only Cars thru Pre-Tech)

          Pro Qualifying Tires Released

4:00   Legends & Bandoleros Qualifying

           Wheelman Sportsman Practice/Qualify

            Southern Pro Trucks Practice/Qualify

          Super Qualifying Tires Released

4:15   Pro Late Cars to Tech

5:00   Super Late Cars to Tech

5:30   Pro Late Qualifying

6:15   Super Late Qualifying

7:00   Qualifying Ends

          Super tires returned to impound

          Legends Last Chance Race

           Southern Pro Am 50

           Wheelman Sportsman 50

 

Saturday, January 26

7:00   Gates Open

8:00   Hauler Removal Begins

8:45   Super Late 1stSet Tires Released

(Hauler must be removed before you pick up your tires)

9:30   All Haulers MUST be removed from

            infield by 9:30 (penalties apply)                 

9:30   Pro and Super Drivers Meeting

10:00Super Late Cars to Tech

11:00  Chapel Service

11:45All Cars must be Gridded

12:00Autograph Session for All Divisions

12:30  Super Late 2ndTire Set Released

12:45Autograph Session Ends

1:00   Driver Introductions (All Divisions)

1:30   Legends Feature 20 Laps or 20 Min

          Bando Feature 15 Laps or 15 Min

 

            JEGS Tour /Pro Late Model

            125 Lap Race

            

            ARCA/CRA Super Series

            SpeedFest 200

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