Corey Heim turned many heads in the short track world in 2018.  After bursting onto the scene with a top-10 finish in the 2017 Snowflake 100, the 16-year-old put the short track world on notice last season.  This weekend, Heim will look to make even more noise and become the latest driver to score a […]

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Picking the winners of big short track races throughout the country is a tradition that our staff at Speed51.com has enjoyed for many years. For the first time in 2019, our staff is ready to pick the winner of a big Super Late Model race.   This week we asked members of our Speed51.com team, “Who […]

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Jesse Henley moved up from part-time racer to full-time series champion in 2018, taking home the hardware for the Brandon Ford Wheelman Sportsman Series. The driver based out of Hernando, Florida dominated the series, winning three out of 12 races along with seven top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.   “Last year is really the first […]

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(Editor’s Note: When this story was originally published, Chandler Smith was entered for CRA SpeedFest 2019.  Later that day, his father announced that he wouldn’t be competing due to obligations with school.  Now, he’s once again entered for this weekend’s event.)   One year ago, Chandler Smith shook the monkey off his back and scored […]

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From on-track altercations to getting the monkey off his back and winning the inaugural Mobile 300 at Mobile International Speedway, the driver they call “Classy Nasse” had a season to remember in 2018.  Now, with his 2019 season set to begin this Saturday during CRA SpeedFest at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA), Stephen Nasse is hoping […]

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Over the years CRA SpeedFest has become known as a great winter showcase for Super Late Model drivers who have already established themselves as heavy hitters or are looking to be regarded as one. Over the past three years, North Carolina up-and-comer Tate Fogleman has put himself on the road to being a heavy hitter, […]

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Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about this weekend’s CRA SpeedFest 2019 at Watermelon Capital Speedway (GA) in 51’s Fast Facts below.    Dates: January 25 – 26   Track: Watermelon Capital Speedway (3/8-mile, D-shaped asphalt oval)   Location: 385 Farmers Market Rd. Cordele, GA 31015   Sanction: Champion Racing Association (CRA)   Purse: $10,000 to Win (SLM), $5,000 […]

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Steve Dorer will perhaps be the busiest driver at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) during CRA SpeedFest weekend on January 25-26.  The Lakeland, Florida driver will compete in both the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model races during the weekend.  But that’s not all he’ll be doing.   While […]

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CRA SpeedFest is perennially one of the most exciting races on the Super Late Model calendar.  With side-by-side battles, thrilling finishes, and a star-studded entry list, the annual event at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) draws attention from around the country.  Race fans unable to make the trip to Cordele, Georgia for SpeedFest will still be […]

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Harrison Burton has become one of NASCAR’s brightest young prospects over the last few years.  His success on the short tracks earned him a full-time ride with Kyle Busch Motorsports for the 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series season.  But before he gets to Daytona in February, the now 18-year-old driver will return to the […]

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