Salem, IN – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will continue its 23rd season of competition this coming weekend with the $10,000 to win, 100-lap event at the 3rd Annual Short Track U.S. Nationals Presented by Vore’s Welding 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.
The 100-lap Short Track U.S. Nationals Super Late Model event will be a co-sanctioned event between the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the Southern Super Series and the CARS Super Late Model Tour. The three premier Super Late Model touring series have co-sanctioned all the Super Late Model events to date with the Short Track U.S. Nationals. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitor Bubba Wallace won the inaugural event in 2017 while Raphael Lessard won last year’s event.
The entry list for the 100-lap Short Track U.S. Nationals Super Late Model event is full of talent from all over the country. Entries have been received from former NASCAR competitor and 2017 Redbud 400 winner Steve Wallace, 2018 Southern Super Series champion Casey Roderick and 2018 CARS Super Late Model Tour champion Jared Fryer. Stephen Nasse, Connor Okrzesik, Trevor Noles, Tate Fogleman, Matt Wallace, Corey Heim, Matt Craig, Jeremy Pate and Anthony Sergi are also entered.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series is also well represented starting with current series points leader Josh Brock, who’s coming off his biggest win ever in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on May 5. Second in points Jack Dossey III is entered after picking up his first ever CRA win in the ARCA/CRA Super Series season opener at Anderson Speedway on April 6. The Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year points leader and 2017 and 2018 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion is seven points behind Brock. With their wins, Brock and Dossey III are locked into the series Chase for the Championship as long as they compete in 70% of the remaining series events leading up to the Chase.
Austin Kunert, currently third in series points, enters Bristol just 23 points behind Dossey III. Fourth in points Scotty Tomasik is entered; he is six points behind Kunert and is second in Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year points. Fifth in points Hunter Jack is entered and comes in 18 points behind Tomasik. Seventh in points Greg Van Alst is also entered.
The Short Track U.S. Nationals will kick off on Thursday, May 30 with hauler staging and early bird pit credentials on sale from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Pits will open on Friday at 8 a.m. starting with hauler parking. Open Practice for all four divisions competing in the Short Track U.S. Nationals will start at 12 p.m. and continue until 7:15 p.m.
Pits open on Saturday at 9 a.m. Practice begins at 11 a.m. with each division receiving one round. Group qualifying for each division will begin at 1:30 p.m. Racing will start at 5:30 p.m. 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 pay-per-view 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.
-CRA Press Release
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