Champion Racing Association officials have announced the tentative 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts event schedule. The new crate motor late model series currently has eleven 100 lap events scheduled, the series is still considering possibly adding another date.
The JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts inaugural season will begin on Saturday, April 23rd at the Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio, one of the top short tacks in the country. CRA has sanctioned events at Toledo Speedway for several years. The facility has had numerous improvements made to it the past several years and is the perfect venue for the new crate motor series to begin.
The series will then stay in the Buckeye State for a Memorial Day Weekend event on Saturday, May 28th at Columbus Motor Speedway. It will be a big CRA weekend at Columbus with the CRA Super Series also there on Monday, May 30th.
The series will then head to the birth place of CRA, Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana, on Saturday, June 4th. The first ever CRA event was held there on Saturday, April 26, 1997. The famed high-banked quarter mile will also host the CRA Super Series twice in 2011, also events for the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks.
The series will then head to Michigan for the first ever CRA event at Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run, Michigan on Friday, June 17, the CRA Super Series will race there on August 19th. The series will then head to Illinois to Rockford Speedway on Saturday, July 30th. The famed Deery owned quarter mile has hosted high profile late model events for many seasons.
On Saturday, August 20th the series will have its first of two events on the famed High-Banks of Winchester Speedway. From there the series will head back to Michigan for the first ever CRA event at Owosso Speedway in Ovid, Michigan on Saturday, September 3rd. The series will stay in Michigan for the next event on Saturday, September 10th at the famed Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan, home of the huge Rowdy 251 event sanctioned by the CRA Super Series.
On Sunday, October 2nd the series will be part of a huge CRA weekend at the newly named Lucas Oil Raceway, formally known as ORP and IRP located in Clermont, Indiana. That weekend could see all the CRA divisions in action at one of the nicest short tracks in the country.
The 2011 Season Championship event will be part of the prestigious Winchester 400 weekend at Winchester Speedway. The season finally will be part of the 400 preliminary events on Saturday, October 15th. Last season’s Winchester 400 Weekend was a huge event that featured great competitor and fan counts that filled the facility to capacity all weekend long.
The 2011 series schedule does have a ‘to be announced date’ on Saturday, May 14th. More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts is available at www.craracing.net.
2011 JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts Tentative Schedule:
April 23 – Toledo Speedway 100 Laps / Toledo, OH
May 14 – TBA
May 28 – Columbus Motor Speedway 100 Laps / Columbus, OH
June 4 – Anderson Speedway 100 Laps / Anderson, IN
June 17 – Dixie Motor Speedway 100 Laps / Birch Run, MI
July 30 – Rockford Speedway 100 Laps / Rockford, IL
August 20 – Winchester Speedway 100 Laps / Winchester, IN
September 3 – Owosso Speedway 100 Laps / Ovid, MI
September 10 – Berlin Raceway 100 Laps / Marne, MI
October 2 – Lucas Oil Raceway 100 Laps / Clermont, IN
October 15 – Winchester Speedway 100 Laps / Winchester, IN