Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway up Next for the ARCA/CRA Super SeriesScott Menlen
Salem, IN (May 27, 2019) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will continue its 23rd season of competition this coming weekend with the $10,000 to win 100 lap event at the Third Annual Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway Presented by Vore’s Welding. More than 200 race cars split among four classes are expected to be in competition during the two-day event, including racing in Super Late Models, Pro/Crate Late Models, Street Stocks and Compacts.
That 100 lap Short Track U.S. Nationals Super Late Model event will be a co-sanctioned event between the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the Southern Super Series and the CARS Super Late Model Tour. The three premier Super Late Model touring series have co-sanctioned all the Super Late Model events to date with the Short Track U.S. Nationals. Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competitor Bubba Wallace won the inaugural event in 2017 while Rapheal Lessard won last years event.
The entry list for the 100 lap Short Track U.S. Nationals Super Late Model event is full of talent from all over the country. Entries have been received from former NASCAR competitor and 2017 Redbud 400 winner Steve Wallace, 2018 Southern Super Series Champion Casey Roderick, 2018 CARS Super Late Model Tour Champion Jared Fryer, also Stephen Nasse, Connor Okrzesik, Trevor Noles, Tate Fogleman, Matt Wallace, Corey Heim, Matt Craig, Jeremy Pate and Anthony Sergi.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series is also well represented starting with current series point’s leader Josh Brock, who’s coming off his biggest win ever in the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on May 5th. Second in points Jack Dossey III is entered, he picked up his first ever CRA win in the ARCA/CRA Super Series season opener at Anderson Speedway on April 6th. The Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year points leader and 2017 and 2018 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion is seven points behind Brock. With their wins Brock and Dossey III are locked into the series Chase for the Championship as long as they compete in 70% of the remaining series events leading up to the Chase.
Third in series points Austin Kunert is entered, he is 23 points behind Dossey III. Fourth in points Scotty Tomasik is entered, he is six points behind Kunert and is second in Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year points. Fifth in points Hunter Jack is entered, he is 18 points behind Tomasik. Seventh in points Greg Van Alst is also entered.
Short Track U.S. Nationals will kick off on Thursday, May 30 with hauler staging and Early Bird pit credentials on sale from 4pm until 7pm.
Pits will open on Friday at 8am starting with hauler parking. Open Practice for all four divisions competing in the Short Track U.S. Nationals will start at 12noon and continue until 7:15pm.
Pits open on Saturday at 9am. Practice begins at 11am with each division receiving one round. Group qualifying for each division will begin at 1:30pm. Racing will start at 5:30pm with the scheduled Vore’s Compact Touring Series 15 lap C-Feature, followed by the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 25 lap B-Feature, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series 20 lap B-Feature, the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 50 lap A-Feature, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model 100 lap feature, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series 50 lap A-Feature and the Super Late Model 100 lap feature will cap the evening of great racing action. Sunday is the scheduled rain date if needed.
For those that cannot attend the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway Presented by Vore’s Welding in person, the event will be broadcast live on Speed51 TV. Fans can purchase the live broadcast by going to www.speed51.com.
Additional track and event information, including advance ticket sales, can be found at www.BristolMotorSpeedway.com.
Additional event information and information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.