Salem, IN (May 29, 2019) – The Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will be back in action with a 25 lap B Feature and a $3,000 to win 50 lap A Feature as part of the Third Annual Short Track U.S. Nationals Presented by Vore’s Welding this Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. More than 200 race cars split among four classes are expected to be in competition during the two-day event, including racing in Super Late Models, Pro/Crate Late Models, Street Stocks and Compacts.
Thanks to Mother Nature, Saturday’s event will only be the second event of the season for the CRA Street Stocks, with two events rescheduled because of weather and another two canceled because of rain. The series opened their 2019 season at Anderson Speedway on April 13th, were Bret Miles Jr. got the victory over hard charging Brett Hudson. Miles Jr. leads the series Championship points coming into Saturday’s event with Hudson in second. Andrew Teepe is in third place in points, Tyler Marsh in fourth and Josh Poore in fifth place.
The top four in series owner points, not locked in through qualifying are guaranteed a start in the 50 lap A Feature. By virtue of their first and second place finish at Anderson, Miles Jr. and Hudson are also guaranteed starters for the 50 lap A Feature.
2017 and 2018 Short Track U.S. Nationals 50 lap A Feature winner Chuck Barnes Jr. is entered to try and make it three Bristol wins in a row. In all there are 63 cars entered to date from 14 states including Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
The Short Track U.S. Nationals will kick off on Thursday, May 30 with hauler staging and Early Bird pit credentials on sale from 4pm until 7pm.
Pits will open on Friday at 8am starting with hauler parking. Open Practice for all four divisions competing in the Short Track U.S. Nationals will start at 12noon and continue until 7:15pm.
Pits open on Saturday at 9am. Practice begins at 11am with each division receiving one round. Group qualifying for each division will begin at 1:30pm. Racing will start at 5:30pm with the scheduled Vore’s Compact Touring Series 15 lap C-Feature, followed by the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 25 lap B-Feature, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series 20 lap B-Feature, the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 50 lap A-Feature, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour/Pro Late Model 100 lap feature, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series 50 lap A-Feature and the Super Late Model 100 lap feature will cap the evening of great racing action. Sunday is the scheduled rain date if needed.
For those that cannot attend the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway Presented by Vore’s Welding in person, the event will be broadcast live on Speed51 TV. Fans can purchase the live broadcast by going to www.speed51.com.
Additional track and event information, including advance ticket sales, can be found at www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com.
Additional event information and information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-Champion Racing Association Press Release
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