4:44
Big Thanks to Mike & Kathy Bursley as well as the entire management and staff of Berlin Raceway for the wonderful hospitality that is always shown to us at Speed51.com each and every time we visit this historic fairgrounds oval.

We’re going to end our coverage on that note, so for Matt Prieur, we say Good Afternoon from Marne, Michigan….

4:40
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4:24
The Management and Staff of Speed51.com are working today with heavy hearts as Today’s Trackside Now is dedicated in loving memory of Robert Dillner, Sr. Mr. Dillner’s No. 51 Figure-8 race car that competed at Long Island tracks was the inspiration for the “51” in Speed51.com, but as a man he was an inspiration to many who knew him. Mr. Dillner passed on his love for auto racing to his sons, Bob Jr. and Matthew, who started Speed51.com 13 years ago and continue Mr. Dillner’s love for all forms of auto racing.

Even above Mr. Dillner’s passion for racing was his love for his family. Mr. Dillner was a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He supported his sons’ careers in the racing industry. He supported his grandchildren in everything they did, whether it was racing, dance, cheerleading, baseball, basketball or just being there with a joke and a laugh. He was a friend to anyone who met him. They don’t make men like him anymore. He will be missed by us all.

4:24
4:23
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4:21
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4:19
One of the premier events on the 2013 Berlin Raceway schedule will take place on June 14-15 with the annual running of the Rowdy 251 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. There will be two nights of racing with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 on Friday, June 14 and the Rowdy 251 on Saturday, June 15.

Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.berlinraceway.com. For more information about the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, please visit www.cra-racing.com

4:17
Be there when the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour visits Missouri’s only asphalt oval, Lebanon I-44 Speedway, for the Mercy Lebanon Masters of the Pros on Saturday, May 18th. The event will pay a minimum of $8,000 to win with $600 to start, highlighted by the winner receiving a signature green jacket similar to the one donned by the champion of golf’s The Masters event. Already more than 40 cars are entered for one of the biggest JEGS Tour races of all-time. For a detailed schedule and more, visit www.i44speedway.net
4:13
So the Tri-State Car Collector Appraisers 125 Presented by T.A.A.G. Incorporated has been Postponed.

ARCA/CRA and Berlin Officials are working on a make-up date for this event and will have that announcement as soon as it is finalized.

4:12
ARCA/CRA’s Glenn Luckett explains the options for the possible make up date.
4:09
Mike Bursley had just announced that today’s events have been Postponed to a date “To Be Announced” 
4:09
It’s raining again.
4:07
Berlin’s Mike Bursley (Left), ARCA/CRA’s Glenn Luckett (Center) and Don DeWitt (Right) discuss the revised schedule of events before the Drivers Meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:02
The ARCA/CRA Super Series Drivers Meeting has started.
4:00
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3:55
Revised Schedule of Events for Saturday, May 11
4:00pm – ARCA/CRA Super Series Drivers Meeting (Behind Infield Tower)

4:50pm – Four Cylinders Practice / Qualifying – 10 minutes
5:00pm – Sportsman Practice / Qualifying – 10 minutes
5:10pm – Super Stock Practice – 10 minutes
5:20pm – ARCA/CRA Super Series – 30 minutes
5:50pm – Super Stock Qualifying
6:15pm – ARCA/CRA Super Series Qualifying

6:45pm – Group Lap –
6:50pm – Invocation – Larry Bush
6:55pm – National Anthem

7:00pm – Racing
Engine Pro Super Stock Heat #1 8 Laps /5 min
Engine Pro Super Stock Heat #2 8 Laps /5 min
Burnips Equipment 4-Cylinder Heat #1 5 Laps /5 min
Burnips Equipment 4-Cylinder Heat #2 5 Laps /5 min
Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman Heat #1 8 Laps /5 min
Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman Heat #2 8 Laps /5 min
Auto Body Xperts T-shirt Toss presented by Silver Bullet Firearms

Engine Pro Super Stock Feature 30 Laps / 25 min
Burnips Equipment 4-Cylinder Feature 15 Laps / 15 min
Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman Feature 25 Laps / 20 min
ARCA/CRA Super Series Feature 125 Laps

3:47
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3:45
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3:43
ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS – EDCO Welding Qualifying Order
1. 24 Lee VanDyk
2. 211 Terry VanHaitsma
3. 1 Cody Coughlin
4. 82 Tom Thomas
5. 01 Travis Braden
6. 61 Johnny VanDoorn
7. 28 Ali Kern
8. 20 Brian Campbell
9. 121 Kyle Jones
10. 77 Josh Hobson
11. 29 Anderson Bowen
12. 32 Gabe Ensing
13. 6 Brandon Hermiller
14. 148 Dave Sensiba
15. 55 Dave Lake
16. 25 Brent Downey
17. 51 Brandon Oakley
18. 12 Tim DeVos
19. 26 Rick Turner
20. 222 Caleb Bisacky
21. 155 Chris Anthony
22. 48 Seth Moody
23. 2 Kenny Tweedy
24. 131 Nick Gullatta
25. 84 Jay Niewiek
26. 101 Lauren Bush
27. 99 Ross Meeuwsen
28. 47 Jordan Sims
29. 21 Joe Beaver
3:43
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3:42
Track Drying Efforts continue here at the track.
3:37
Veteran Dave Cutler has been racing at Berlin Raceway for 44 seasons and is a fan favorite in the tracks Sportsman division. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:33
The front nose piece of the new Dodge Muscle Template body. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:31
Jeremy Munniksma’s sleek Dodge Charger body he races in the tracks Super Stocks division. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:27
Sierra Lantz races in the Four Cylinders division as Speed51 fans may remember the 16-year-old from our coverage of the Midwest Indoor Racing Series over the Winter months. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:24
Ross Meeuwsen is a perfect two for two at Berlin in 2013 with a win each in Template and Outlaw Super Late Models. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:19
Veteran Dave Sensiba is making a start today as a teammate to Jay Niewiek. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:14
Cody Coughlin is making his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut here today. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:12
Canadian Jordan Sims is making his first appearance of the season. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:10
Dave Lake is a Track Champion in the different classes at Berlin Raceway over the years. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:09
Travis Braden’s West Virginia University entry waits in the tech line. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:00
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2:57
Right after the announcement was made that we’re racing, the sun popped out for the first time today. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:54
In speaking with Berlin Raceway Promoter, Mike Bursley, he states that “If we get hit one more time, then we’re more than likely done. But man, we have such a good field of cars here that I want to give us the opportunity to get this show in tonight.”:
2:53
Berlin and ARCA/CRA Officials have confirmed that they are going to try and get this event in Tonight! So we’re moving forward and a revised Schedule of Events will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
2:47
One of the premier events on the 2013 Berlin Raceway schedule will take place on June 14-15 with the annual running of the Rowdy 251 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. There will be two nights of racing with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 on Friday, June 14 and the Rowdy 251 on Saturday, June 15.

Tickets are on sale now by visiting www.berlinraceway.com. For more information about the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, please visit www.cra-racing.com

2:41
The rain stops and starts and repeats and has done so over the last hour or so. The biggest sticking point is a weather pattern moving across Lake Michigan. Traditionally in this region of Michigan, the patterns tend to break up as it moves across the lake.
2:31
Berlin Raceway Promoter, Mike Bursley has confirmed that a decision will be made at 3:00pm., as he is meeting with ARCA/CRA’s Glenn Luckett to discuss options moving forward.
2:30
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2:28
Next 5 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Events
June 1 – Springport Motor Speedway – Springport, MI
June 15 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, MI (Berlin 251)
June 29 – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, IN
July 20 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, IN (Redbud 300)
July 26 – Lucas Oil Raceway – Clermont, IN
2:26
Berlin Raceway’s Template Bodied Super Late Model Series. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:23
One of the passenger vehicles helping to dry the track off. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:20
It is “spit raining” at the moment as safety crews, track crews and passenger vehicles are circling the track trying to build some heat into the 7/16s mile oval.
2:15
John Coughlin meets JEGS, the dog. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:09
Track Sweeper is trying to stay ahead of Mother Nature’s plans. (Speed51.com Photo)
2:06
This event is the only opportunity for ARCA/CRA Teams to take on Berlin Raceway in preparation for the Berlin 251 as beginning with the 2013 season, the June Special is now the first jewel in the JEGS Triple Crown Series for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS with a potential $100,000 going to the driver who can win all three legs of the series.

After the Berlin 251, the second race is the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana on July 20th and the final leg of the series is the prestigious Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on October 13th.

Any driver who can win two of the three Triple Crown events will receive a $10,000 bonus. If no driver wins two of the Triple Crown events, the driver who accumulates the most points during those three events will receive a $5,000 bonus as the 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series JEGS $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown Series Champion.

2:00
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1:59
Patrons look for any place that is dry at the moment. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:58
Comment From Old Man Richard 

Thank’s Speed/51 for the great coverage this weekend as always == and everybody else involed for making the race possible – for us fans back home == Be safe & enjoy == Hope Mother nature cooperate’s == She’s been rough on racing all over the Country = this weekend == A fan = Conyers, Ga. == 

1:58
The Drivers Meeting was scheduled for 2:00pm., but with Mother Nature paying a visit, the Schedule has been pushed back and everything is on hold for now while ARCA/CRA and Berlin Officials get together to formulate a plan for the rest of today’s activities.
1:55
Despite the rain, teams continue to work there way through tech. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:50
Also on the card this evening are the tracks Super Stocks, Sportsman and Four-Cylinders.

The Berlin Super Stocks feature the new “Muscle” Template Bodies such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and the Dodge Charger. Otherwise the make up of the cars are very similar to Pro Late Models around the country.

The Berlin Sportsman are similar to Pro Stocks or other Sportsman type machines around the Midwestern United States.

The Berlin Four-Cylinders are Front Wheel Drive machines and are considered the “beginners” division here in Marne, Michigan.

1:46
Be there when the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour visits Missouri’s only asphalt oval, Lebanon I-44 Speedway, for the Mercy Lebanon Masters of the Pros on Saturday, May 18th. The event will pay a minimum of $8,000 to win with $600 to start, highlighted by the winner receiving a signature green jacket similar to the one donned by the champion of golf’s The Masters event. Already more than 40 cars are entered for one of the biggest JEGS Tour races of all-time. For a detailed schedule and more, visit www.i44speedway.net.
1:45
ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS – EDCO Welding Qualifying Order
1. 24 Lee VanDyk
2. 211 Terry VanHaitsma
3. 1 Cody Coughlin
4. 82 Tom Thomas
5. 01 Travis Braden
6. 61 Johnny VanDoorn
7. 28 Ali Kern
8. 20 Brian Campbell
9. 121 Kyle Jones
10. 77 Josh Hobson
11. 29 Anderson Bowen
12. 32 Gabe Ensing
13. 6 Brandon Hermiller
14. 148 Dave Sensiba
15. 55 Dave Lake
16. 25 Brent Downey
17. 51 Brandon Oakley
18. 12 Tim DeVos
19. 26 Rick Turner
20. 222 Caleb Bisacky
21. 155 Chris Anthony
22. 48 Seth Moody
23. 2 Kenny Tweedy
24. 131 Nick Gullatta
25. 84 Jay Niewiek
26. 101 Lauren Bush
27. 99 Ross Meeuwsen
28. 47 Jordan Sims
29. 21 Joe Beaver
1:40
There are 29 ARCA/CRA Teams on the grounds here today with a nice blended mixture of ARCA/CRA Super Series regular as well as Berlin Raceway’s Budweiser Super Late Models Series, which mirrors ARCA/CRA in terms of procedures and rules.
1:39
Schedule of Events for Saturday, May 11
2:00pm – ARCA/CRA Super Series Drivers Meeting (Behind Infield Tower)

2:30pm – Practice 1 Begins
Sportsman Practice-10 minutes
Super Stock Practice- 10 minutes
ARCA/CRA Super Series – 30 minutes

3:25pm – Practice 2 Begins
4c Practice – 10 minutes
Sportsman Practice – 10 minutes / 4c Tech
Super Stock Practice – 10 minutes / Sportsman Tech
ARCA/CRA Super Series – 30 minutes / Super Stock Tech

4:30pm – Qualifying Begins
4c Qualifying
Sportsman Qualifying
Super Stock Qualifying
5:30pm – (3) 2-Seater Rides
6:00pm – ARCA/CRA Super Series Qualifying

6:45pm – Group Lap –
6:50pm – Invocation – Larry Bush
6:55pm – National Anthem

7:00pm – Racing
Engine Pro Super Stock Heat #1 8 Laps /5 min
Engine Pro Super Stock Heat #2 8 Laps /5 min
Burnips Equipment 4-Cylinder Heat #1 5 Laps /5 min
Burnips Equipment 4-Cylinder Heat #2 5 Laps /5 min
Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman Heat #1 8 Laps /5 min
Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman Heat #2 8 Laps /5 min
Auto Body Xperts T-shirt Toss presented by Silver Bullet Firearms

Engine Pro Super Stock Feature 30 Laps / 25 min
Burnips Equipment 4-Cylinder Feature 15 Laps / 15 min
Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman Feature 25 Laps / 20 min
ARCA/CRA Super Series Feature 125 Laps

1:38
Tech had stopped for now due to the rain. (Speed51.com Photo)
1:36
As we look outside, Mother Nature has paid us a visit to the famed 7/16s mile semi-banked paved oval so we are in a holding pattern at the moment.
1:36
Today’s coverage on Speed51.com is presented by Advanced Racing Suspensions of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Advanced Racing Suspension continues to provide the best shocks in the business. Advanced Racing Suspensions is moving forward with an exciting new line of racing shocks. The new ARS racing shocks will contain all the latest technology in every valving combination, which they have been developing for years. For more details, visit www.advancedracingsusp.com

1:35
Good Afternoon and welcome to the historic fairgrounds oval of Berlin Raceway, located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan for Race #3 of the 2013 racing season for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS; the Tri-State Car Collector Appraisers 125 Presented by T.A.A.G. Incorporated.
1:34
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Trackside Now: ARCA/CRA Super Series (RAIN) – Berlin Raceway (MI) – 5/11/13