55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 Up Next for the ARCA/CRA Super SeriesZach Hiser
Salem, IN (July 9, 2021) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will resume their 25th Anniversary Season Presented by Team Construction this coming Monday in the 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 Presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto at Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Indiana. Anderson Speedway is where the series raced its first ever event on April 26, 1997, were two time series Champion Brian Ross came away with the victory.
Past CRA winners of the prestigious Redbud race include Carson Hocevar in 2020, Johnny VanDoorn in 2019 and 2013, Rapheal Lessard in 2018, Steve Wallace in 2017, Dalton Armstrong in 2016, Erik Jones in 2015, Daniel Hemric in 2014, Ross Kenseth in 2012, Steve Dorer in 2011, Scott Hantz in 2010 and Kyle Busch in 2009. Hocevar took the lead on lap 226 and went on to get his first Redbud victory by just a half second over 2021 series Champion Josh Brock in the 2020 addition. Hocevar and Armstrong are the only former Redbud 400 winners who are entered for Monday’s race.
The 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 will be 400 laps counting yellows and will pay the winner $15,000. The event will also feature cost savings Controlled Cautions. When a yellow comes out teams will have three laps to service their race car without losing laps or positions on pit road. Those cars will then line up behind the cars that did not pit at that yellow. Teams not getting out of the pits in the three laps will have to fall to the tail of the field and will risk losing laps.
Kody Swanson picked up his first ever series win in the ARCA/CRA Super Series 2021 season opener at Salem Speedway on April 25th. Carson Kvapil got his first ever series win in the series second event of the season, the North/South Super Late Model Challenge at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 8th. 2019 series Champion Greg Van Alst made it three new series winners in a row with his win in the series third event of the season at Anderson Speedway on May 22nd. Carson Hocevar got the win in the fourth series event of the season, the special non-points Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway. Hocevar then got his first series points win of the season in the series last event at Flat Rock Speedway on June 19th. 2021 event winners Swanson and Van Alst are both entered for Monday’s 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400.
Hunter Jack comes into Monday’s 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 as the series points leader after his 2021 series best finish of second at Flat Rock Speedway to go along with a third at Salem, sixth at Nashville and a fourth-place finish at Anderson. Scotty Tomasik is second in points, he is 14 points behind Jack. Michael Simko is in third place, he is 22 points behind Tomasik. Kyle Crump is in fourth place, he is 52 points behind Simko. Dalton Armstrong is in fifth place, he is 51 points behind Crump. All the top five in points are entered for Monday’s 55th Annual Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400.
Other top CRA drivers entered for Monday’s race include 2016 series Champion and a two-time series winner at Anderson Speedway in 2020 Cody Coughlin, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event winner Mason Keller, 2020 series Rookie of the Year Jaren Crabtree and his brother J.P. Crabtree, James Krueger, Ryan Issacs and Chris Tomasik.
The CRA competitors will have plenty of outside competition for Monday’s event including former Southern Super Series Champion and Winchester 400 winner Stephen Nasse, two-time ARCA Midwest Tour Champion Casey Johnson, current ARCA Menards Series points leader and 2021 three time event winner Corey Heim, current ARCA East points leader and 2021 three time event winner Sammy Smith, 2020 ARCA West champion and a onetime 2021 event winner Jesse Love, three time ARCA Midwest Tour event winner Austin Nason, CARS Late Model Stock Tour and Trans Am racer Connor Musack, and 2021 Northwest Super Late Model Series event winner Austin Thom.
Photo – John Lund