Salem, IN -- Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have released the 2020 schedule for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models second season. The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models was a new racing series in 2019 to focus on a youth movement for short track stock car racing that saw 10 to 15-year-old drivers compete amongst themselves for both experience and recognition in full size late models with an economical drive train and suspension alternatives.
Some of the key components for the rule package for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will be the mandated use of the $3900 factory sealed Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine. Teams will also be utilizing less expensive rear ends, transmissions and springs and spec KONI Shocks. The series will also be racing on 8-inch steel wheels and utilizing 8-inch Hoosier Racing tires. The series competed on 3/8 mile and under racetracks with most events consisting of 8 lap heat races and a 25-lap feature.
The series will use the same Chase for the Championship playoff format that CRA has successfully used with its other four divisions since the 2017 season. The final three scheduled races will be utilized as the playoffs or “Chase” events. Prior to the start of the three races, the Regular Season Points Champion and the top 5 teams in wins (then points) that have attended 70% of the points events are eligible for the Chase. Prior to the season’s last event, the Regular Season Points Champion and the top 2 Chase for the Championship teams in wins (then points) during the Chase and were at all Chase events, will race for the season’s championship, with the highest finishing team in that event declared the season’s champion. Chase Burda was the series 2019 inaugural Champion.
The series’ first event of the season will take place at Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, Michigan on Saturday, April 25th. The racy quarter mile will also host the JEGS/CRA All-stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance season opener on that same day.
The series second event will be at Baer Field Motorsports Park on their ¼ mile oval on Saturday, May 9th, the first of two events at that track in 2020.
The series third event will take place at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana on Saturday, June 13th, the first of two events at that track in 2020. Anderson has hosted more CRA events than any other track since the sanctioning body started racing in 1997.
The series fourth event is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 19th at Birch Run Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan on their ¼ mile oval, the first of two events scheduled at that track.
The series fifth race of the season will take place at the Indianapolis Speedrome in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, July 11th.
The series will return to Baer Field Motorsports Park for their sixth event of the season on Saturday, July 25th.
The series seventh event will be the first ever series event at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia, Ohio on Sunday, August 2nd.
The series eighth event will take place at Corrigan Oil Speedway located in Mason, Michigan on Sunday, August 16th.
The series will return to Birch Run Speedway for it’s ninth event of the season on Friday, August 29th. That event will be the series first Chase event.
The series tenth race of the season will be at Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio on their 1/5-mile short track on Saturday, September 19th as part of the huge Glass City 200 event. That event will be the second event in the Chase for the Championship.
The series Season Championship event will be a return visit to Anderson Speedway on Saturday, September 26th.
More information on all the CRA Series, including the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models 2019 schedule, can be found at www.cra-racing.com.
2020 Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models Schedule
DATE TRACK LAPS
Saturday, April 25 Flat Rock Speedway 25
Saturday, May 9 Baer Field Motorsports Park 25
Saturday, June 13 Anderson Speedway 25
Friday, June 19 Birch Run Speedway 25
Saturday, July 11 Indianapolis Speedrome 25
Saturday, July 25 Baer Field Motorsports Park 25
Sunday, August 2 Kil-Kare Raceway 25
Sunday, August 16 Corrigan Oil Speedway 25
Saturday, August 29 Birch Run Speedway 25
Saturday, September 19 Toledo Raceway 25
Saturday, September 26 Anderson Speedway 25
-CRA Press Release
-Photo Credit: Rand Thompson