Salem, IN — The newest series sanctioned by Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS, the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models, will have their much-anticipated inaugural event this Sunday, at Flat Rock Speedway, located just outside Flat Rock, Michigan. The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will be part of the huge Motor City 200 event at Flat Rock Speedway, which is being promoted by Motor City Racing Promotions.
The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models is a new racing series in 2019 to focus on a youth movement for short track stock car racing that will see 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. Sunday’s race will be the first of nine scheduled for the series in 2019.
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.
There are eight teams currently registered to compete for the series inaugural Championship in 2019, with more expected as the season gets going. Drivers registered include Dawson Knaul from Marysville, Ohio, Chase Burba from Columbiaville, Michigan, brothers Zack and Luke Wilhelm from Clio, Michigan, Charlie Keeven from Hazelwood, Missouri, Evan Varney from Richmond, Michigan, Katelyn Hettinger from Dryden, Michigan and Jonathan Shafer from Ashland, Ohio.
The Motor City 200 will be part of a full weekend of on track action at Flat Rock Speedway. There will be an open practice on Saturday for all the Flat Rock regular divisions, plus the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, ICAR Allstar Modified Tour and Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models, who will have 200 laps of feature action on Sunday. Pits open at 9am with rotating practice for all divisions going from 11am until 5pm.
On Sunday, pits will open at 8am. Practice for all three divisions is set to begin at 10:30am. Qualifying for the ICAR Allstar Modified Tour and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will begin at 12:30pm. Racing action will begin at 2pm with the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models 8 lap heat races, followed by any last chance races needed for the ICAR Allstar Modified Tour or JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The 200 laps of feature action will start with the 25-lap inaugural feature for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models, followed by the 75 lap ICAR Allstar Modified Tour feature and then the 100 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour feature, which will cap the afternoon of great racing action.
To learn more about Flat Rock Speedway, log onto flatrockspeedway.com and lookup Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways on Facebook.
Event information and Live Race Day coverage on the Motor City Racing Network can be found at motorcity200.com. For event updates and behind the scenes coverage, follow Motor City Racing Promotions on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
More information on the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models is available at www.cra-racing.com.
CRA Press Release
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