CRA Late Model Sportsman Begin Chase for the Championship Sunday at Mt. Lawn SpeedwayZach Hiser
Salem, IN (August 31, 2020) – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will begin its 2020 Chase for the Championship this Sunday at Mt. Lawn Speedway. The Mt. Lawn Speedway Labor Day Weekend event was a late addition to the schedule after Winchester Speedway cancelled its traditional Labor Day Weekend World Stock Festival.
After having several events postponed or canceled because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the series began its 2020 season on June 6th at Anderson Speedway, which was won by veteran Tommy Cook over a tough field of 26 cars. Multi-time Anderson Speedway Late Model Champion Jeff Marcum got the win in the series 100 lap special event on July 25th at Anderson Speedway. Austin Coe picked up his first series win of the season in the Norton Transport Raintree 100, at Mt. Lawn Speedway on August 16th. Brandon Varney got his first ever series win in the series last event at Anderson Speedway on August 22nd.
The series will begin its 2020 Chase for the Championship on Sunday, 2020 will be the fourth season the series has used this playoff style format to crown its Champion. The second event of the Chase will be at Lucas Oil Raceway on September 20th, the third event of the Chase will be at Anderson Speedway on September 26th with the final Championship event on Saturday, October 10th of Winchester 400 Weekend.
Leading series Rookie Tanner Jack was the regular season points Champion and is locked into the final four drivers who will race for the series Championship, as long as he competes in all three Chase events leading up to the Championship event. The other drivers earning the right to compete over the next three point events to be in the final four drivers to compete for the series Championship on Winchester 400 weekend include Raintree 100 winner Austin Coe, 2007 series Champion Billy Hutson, Kent Carson, Cassten Everidge, Ronnie Rose, 2018 Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock Champion James Kirby and former CRA Street Stocks regular Daniel Adams.
There will be early hauler parking available on Friday from 6 to 8pm. Pits open on Saturday at 11am. The first of three rounds of practice for each division racing this weekend will begin at 1:30pm, the third practice session will also be group qualifying for each division. Racing begins on Saturday evening at 6pm and will include a Fastest 5 Dash for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman five fastest qualifiers with the winner getting $200 from Gary Crossgrove Painting.
Pits open at 10am on Sunday. Warm Up Sessions for all divisions will begin at 12noon. Racing will begin at 2pm and will include the 75-lap feature for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. Also racing on Sunday will be the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks in a 75-lap feature, the Mt. Lawn Speedway Modifieds, Crown Vic’s, Pro Compacts, Stock Compacts, and Thunder Roadsters.