2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch to Race at SpeedFest 2016Scott Menlen
Salem, IN (January 13, 2016) – Crisp Motorsports Park – Home of the Watermelon Capital Speedway officials have announced that 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kyle Busch will be racing in the 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model event with SpeedFest 2016, which will be held on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st.
“We are very, very fortunate to be able to announce that Kyle Busch will be racing in SpeedFest 2016,” remarked Crisp Motorsports Park General Manager Scott Sumner. “He found out we were doing this event again, and he always looks forward to coming back to South Georgia. Kyle says all the people are very, very hospitable in South Georgia and he’s looking forward to coming back here. We drew a huge crowd when he was here last, I hope our fans are excited and want to come out and see him race again.”
“I’ve always enjoyed racing at SpeedFest and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to go back this year thanks to the support from Rheem Heating and Cooling and JEGS.com,” Busch said. “Everything went well with my latest surgery and I feel really good. Without an opportunity to get in a Sprint Cup Series car before we get to Daytona, running this race will be a good tune-up prior to Speedweeks.”
Busch has three wins in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model portion of SpeedFest, including the first SpeedFest event held at Watermelon Capital Speedway in 2012. Busch won SpeedFest events in 2009 and 2010 when it was held at Lanier National Speedway. Busch is 7th all-time in ARCA/CRA Super Series wins with 10 total.
SpeedFest 2016 will once consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model special non-points event. The 200 ARCA/CRA Super Series event will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The 125 lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event will be a four tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.
Track and SpeedFest 2016 information, including purchasing advance tickets, can be found at www.crispmotorsportspark.com.
All information on CRA, including rules, license forms and the entry forms for both SpeedFest 2016 events, can be found at www.cra-racing.com.