Salem, Indiana (February 15, 2021): Carson Lucas Racing has announced that they will compete again with the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models in 2021, for the series Rookie of the Year Award and Season Championship, with 12-year-old Proctorville, Ohio native Carson Lucas behind the wheel. The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models was a new racing series debuting in 2019 to focus on a youth movement for short track stock car racing designed for 10 to 15-year-old drivers to compete amongst themselves for both experience and recognition in full-size late models with an economical drive train and suspension alternatives.
Carson has been racing dirt oval karts since the age of four. He has competed on a local, regional and national level; competing in two karting series (NKA and AKRA) and two tire series (Burris and Maxxis) across the Midwest and Southeast. His career stats have him with over 60 wins and four championships. In 2019, Carson brought home a Midwest Championship with 10 poles, eight feature wins, 26 top five finishes and nine additional top 10 finishes, at 18 different tracks against the best Junior Kart drivers and teams in the country.
Carson only competed in a limited number of events with the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models in 2020 because of the COVID Pandemic. In the limited races in the late model last season, the team was able to field some good qualifying runs and a top 5 finish at Anderson Speedway. The team is looking to build on that seat time along with the time the team spent practicing locally at Ona Speedway in West Virginia throughout 2020. Carson has been putting in the work in the sim rig during the off season and building on the real-world experiences from last season. For 2021, Carson Lucas Racing will bring in a new corporate sponsor with Truck Hero, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, carrying the primary sponsorship for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models 2021 season.
“I’m super excited to have Truck Hero with us and get back in the seat of the late model”, remarked Lucas. “I really enjoy the feel of the big car and relating that to my team. That has been a big part of my focus over the off season, understanding what I can do to help my team make the best call on what the car needs!”
After a very successful inaugural season in 2019 and second season in 2020 with the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models, CRA officials have announced the series 2021 schedule and the 2021 rule package, both are available on the CRA web site. New teams wanting to compete with the series in 2021 need to submit a Driver Resume and 2021 CRA Membership Form, both forms are available on the CRA web site under the CRA Junior Late Model tab.
More information on the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models is available at www.cra-racing.com.