ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS set to Kick Off 21st Season of Competition in NashvilleScott Menlen
Salem, IN (April 5, 2017) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS is set to kick off its 2017 points season with this weekend’s North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 Presented by Team Construction at the famed Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. 2017 will be the 21st season of competition for the ARCA/CRA Super Series that ran its first race on April 26, 1997 at Anderson Speedway. The event will be the second time the ARCA/CRA Super Series and Southern Super Series Presented by Sunoco have co-sanctioned an event together, last year’s North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Nashville was the first.
The North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 Presented by Team Construction will consist of a three hour optional open practice on Friday. There will be another hour of practice on Saturday, followed by qualifying, a Last Chance race if needed, and then the North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 Presented by Team Construction, which will consist of a field of 32 cars that will pay $5000 to win and a coveted Nashville Guitar Trophy for the winner. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will also be in action on Saturday with a 200 lap event after the North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100.
The event has a very talented entry list of 35 drivers to date, 19 drivers entered to represent the ARCA/CRA Super Series and 16 drivers entered to represent the Southern Super Series. Some of the top drivers entered include former NASCAR great Sterling Marlin, last year’s North/South Super Late Model Challenge winner Donnie Wilson, Dalton Armstrong, who won the 50 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series feature event that was part of last year’s Nashville event, Bubba Pollard, Casey Roderick, Cole Anderson, Travis Braden, Johnny Van Doorn, Brian Campbell, Boris Jurkovic, Joey Miller, Dennis Schoenfeld, Stephen Nasse and Dennis Prunty.
Other CRA drivers entered include Wes Griffith Jr., Eddie Van Meter, Jack Dossey III, Joey Mucciacciaro, Cole Rouse, Tyler Ankrum, Austin Kunert and a strong group of Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year candidates including Josh Brock, Hunter Jack, Logan Runyon and Cassten Everidge.
Saturday’s event is a “Road to Bristol” event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Saturdays feature winner will have a guaranteed starting position in the Short Track U.S. Nationals 100 lap Super Late Model feature on May 21st at Bristol Motor Speedway, if they are a CRA registered member and attend the series races at Toledo Speedway on April 22nd and Anderson Speedway on May 6th.
Track Enterprise has discount presale tickets on sale for the event. For event ticket information, contact Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200 or at 651-254-1986 or visit their web site at www.trackenterprises.com.
For those that cannot attend the North/South Super Late Model Challenge 100 Presented by Team Construction in person, the event will be broadcast live on Speed51 TV. Fans can purchase the live broadcast by going to www.speed51.com.
Photo By: Bruce Nuttleman / Speed51.com