Owosso Speedway up Next for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars TourScott Menlen
Salem, IN. (September 8, 2016) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will return to action this Saturday at the racy Owosso Speedway, located in Owosso, Michigan. Saturday’s event will be the fourth ever event for the series at Owosso Speedway, past winners include Chad Finley in 2014, Brian Campbell in 2012 and Erik Jones in 2011. Last season’s event was canceled because of weather.
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour events at Owosso Speedway are always exciting with plenty of passing and side by side racing action with the tracks progressive banking. A total of 29 cars are already entered for Saturday night’s event, with a very talented group of drivers.
As previously announced up and coming NASCAR competitor Erik Jones has filed an entry to race in Saturday’s Big O Classic 100 Presented by JEGS.com. Jones was the inaugural series Champion in 2011 before starting his assent to the upper NASCAR ranks, which includes a Championship in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series last season. Jones is racing full-time with the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season for Joe Gibbs Racing, where he is sixth in points and leading the series with three wins so far this season. He sits first in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase Grid. Jones will pilot the #77 5 Hour Energy Toyota Camry next season with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Furniture Row Racing.
Series point’s leader Cody Coughlin, the series 2013 Champion, tops the list of CRA regulars entered for Saturday’s event. Coughlin has two series wins so far this season including Salem Speedway on June 18th and Anderson Speedway on July 23rd. Coughlin is also the points leader in the ARCA/CRA Super Series were he has a series leading four wins so far this season. Coughlin is also competing in selected NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events during the 2016 season for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Other top CRA drivers entered are second in points Brandon Oakley, winner of his first series event last Sunday at Winchester Speedway, third in points Jack Smith, Phil Bozell, Andy Bozell, Dakota Stroup, Austin Kunert, 2014 series Champion Dan Leeck, Florida native Steve Dorer, D.J. Weltmeyer, Jerry Andrews, along with a great group of VanDoorn Racing Development Rookie of the Year drivers lead by rookie point’s leader 13 year old Michael Clancy Jr. who raced at Owosso Speedway full-time last season, Jack Dossey III, Hope Hornish and Joshua James.
Several local drivers who race part-time with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour are entered including former series winner Eric Lee, Tristen Van Wieringen, who’s crew chief Jimmy Smith’s shop is just down the road from Owosso, Travis Eddy, son of former ASA Racing Series great Mike Eddy, Kyle Hayden, Kyle Crump, David McManus, Jay Sommers and Clarity Newhouse, a regular competitor at Flat Rock Speedway.
Lauren Bush and 13 year old Carson Hocevar are entered, both those drivers were regular competitors at Berlin Raceway this season. Hocevar set the series track record at the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Berlin Raceway in June. Columbus Motor Speedway regular David Carter is entered in a team car to Travis Eddy, Carter was a feature winner in the Columbus Late Models this season. Lindsey VanDoorn, wife of three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny VanDoorn is entered to make her series debut. Former CRA Late Model Sportsman event winner Chris Hacker is entered to make his 2016 series debut.
Pits open on Saturday at 12noon. The first of two practice sessions for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will begin at 2:30pm. Boyne Machine Company Qualifying will take place starting at 6:15pm. The racing program will begin at 7pm. There will be an on track autograph session with all the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour drivers prior to the running of the Big O Classic 100 Presented by JEGS.com.
More event and track information can be found at www.owossospeedway.com.
More information on all the CRA series is available at www.cra-racing.com.