With persistent showers through the afternoon and an unfavorable forecast for the night in Columbus Ohio, Champion Racing Association (CRA) and Columbus Motor Speedway officials were forced to postpone Saturday’s JEGS 125 ARCA/CRA Super Series event.  A make-up date of Saturday, August 2 was immediately announced at the track.


After the day’s first shower delayed practice, ARCA/CRA Super Series teams were able to get track time Saturday at Columbus.  Cody Coughlin, of nearby Delaware, Ohio, set fast time in the lone ARCA/CRA practice session at Columbus.


Hunter Baize, who won the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour race at Columbus earlier this season, was second-quick in practice. Baize was driving the same car and engine package that won the JEGS Tour race on May 24.


Brian Campbell, Wes Griffith, Jr. and Brandon Oakley completed the top five in practice.  Twenty ARCA/CRA Super Series teams were in attendance for the JEGS 125.


Upon making the announcement of the postponement of the JEGS 125 to August 2, Columbus Motor Speedway promoter Jeff Nuckles also announced that the August 2 make-up event will feature some rebranding that will excite many short track fans in the Columbus area and beyond.  Speed51.com will have more on that plan soon.


The ARCA/CRA Super Series will return to action on July 18 and 19 for the 2nd Annual Battle at Berlin 251 at Marne, Michigan’s Berlin Raceway.


CRA Super Series Practice Results
Columbus Motor Speedway (OH)
June 28, 2014

1 1 Cody Coughlin 13.982
2 13 Hunter Baize 13.986
3 47 Brian Campbell 13.987
4 33 Wes Griffith 14.028
5 51 Brandon Oakley 14.048
6 01 Travis Braden 14.059
7 7 Paul Shafer 14.087
8 9 Brandon Watson 14.099
9 26 Rick Turner 14.100
10 99 JJ Haley 14.101
11 7X Mike Stacy 14.123
12 2 Kyle Jones 14.132
13 37 Brian Hoar 14.132
14 04 Matt Hall 14.149
15 77 Ross Kenseth 14.208
16 131 Nick Gullatta 14.274
17 29 Tommy St. John 14.277
18 28 Ali Kern 14.285
19 13X Joe Ryan Osborne 14.355
20 1P Jeep Pflum 14.798


– By Matt Kentfield, Speed51.com Executive Director – Twitter: @mattkentfield.  Photo credit: Speed51.com

Mother Nature Moves CRA Event at Columbus to August 2