The sound of race cars graced the Gresham Motorsports Park for the first time since 2014 during a successful tire test on Wednesday in advance of the May 17 return to the Georgia track.  Super Late Model stars Stephen Nasse and Bubba Pollard were on hand with race promoters Tim Bryant and Bob Dillner for the session to get an idea […]

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For many Super Late Model racers, CRA SpeedFest at Crisp Motorsports Park is where the year begins, competing against some of the stiffest competition in the country every year in late January.  For Bubba Pollard, it is a rare chance to compete in front of family and friends in his home state of Georgia.   […]

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Steve Dorer returns to Crisp Motorsports Park this weekend for CRA Speedfest 2020 more confident and more prepared than ever to return to his winning ways. Dorer will be bringing both his Pro Late Model and Super Late Model, as well as a new crew chief, to the Cordele, Georgia oval.   “Usually I do […]

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History is a big part of racing, and the history of short track racing runs deep.  At certain points during the year, Speed51 will use our new "Throwback Thursday" segment to look back on some of the biggest stories from years past.  During each edition of Throwback Thursday, we will revisit stories previously published on […]

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A rough and tumble Snowball Derby left many Late Model drivers entering the winter break eager to avenge themselves at the first major race of the new year, CRA SpeedFest at Watermelon Capital Speedway. Now, the wait is almost over as the Cordele, Georgia oval opens its gates this Friday and Saturday, January 24 and […]

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The 16th running of CRA SpeedFest will be held Saturday afternoon at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia. While preparing for the first major Super Late Model race of the 2020 season, we decided to rank the field based on past performances in the race, as well as in Late Model racing.   Be sure […]

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CRA SpeedFest kicks off a new year of major Super Late Model racing for drivers east of the Mississippi.  It brings several changes to drivers competing in the event, which can include new rides, paint schemes, and more.  For Stephen Nasse, it will mark his first race in a new Rowdy Manufacturing Super Late Model. […]

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After a strong 2019 racing season of learning and growth, Corey Heim entered the winter stretch brimming with confidence in his quest for a major Super Late Model win. The goal of getting that first victory at the Snowball Derby was dashed when his car quit before ever turning a lap under green flag racing […]

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Brian Campbell does not make a habit of traveling outside the Midwest to race anymore, preferring to stay close to home. One trip that he did make recently was to CRA SpeedFest in Georgia last January, a trip that he will make once again this weekend for the second year in a row.   After […]

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Connor Okrzesik became the latest driver to score a first premier Super Late Model win at CRA SpeedFest one year ago in spectacular fashion, outdueling reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch on the final restart for the biggest win of his career.  One year later, the Grand Bay, Alabama native returns to Crisp Motorsports […]

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