Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models at Angola Motor Speedway SaturdayZach Hiser
Salem, Indiana (July 8, 2021): The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will have their fourth event of the 2021 season this Saturday at Flat Rock Speedway, located just outside of Angola, Indiana. Saturday’s event will be the first ever series event at Angola Motor Speedway, the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will also be part of the event on Saturday.
The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models was a new racing series in 2019 to focus on a youth movement for short track stock car racing that saw 10 to 15-year-old drivers compete amongst themselves for both experience and recognition in full size late models with an economical drive train and suspension alternatives. Chase Burda was the inaugural series Champion in 2019, he has now moved up to compete with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Katie Hettinger won the 2020 Championship, winning two series events on the way and becoming the first female Champion in the 25-year history of CRA. Hettinger is now racing late models in the Carolina’s. The series will crown a new Champion in 2021.
Some of the key components for the rule package for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will be the mandated use of the $3900 factory sealed Chevrolet Performance 602 crate engine. Teams will also be utilizing less expensive rear ends, transmissions and springs and spec KONI Shocks. The series will also be racing on 8-inch steel wheels and utilizing 8-inch Hoosier Racing tires. The series will compete on 3/8 mile and under racetracks with most events consisting of 8 lap heat races and a 25-lap feature.
12-year-old Carson Lucas picked up his first ever series win in the series season opener at Salem Speedway on May 8th. 14-year-old Michael Brooks picked up his first ever series feature win at the series second event of the season on June 12th at Anderson Speedway. Lucas picked up his second series win of the season in the series third event of the season at Flat Rock Speedway on June 19th.
Carson Lucas comes into Saturday night’s event as the series points leader after his two feature wins so far this season. 12-year-old Kaden White is in second place, he is only eleven points behind Lucas. Michael Brooks is in third place in points.
There is an open practice at Angola Motor Speedway on Friday from 1pm to 7pm. Pit Gates open on Saturday at 1pm. The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will have two practice sessions starting at 2:30pm. Qualifying is set to begin at approximately 5pm. The race program will begin at 6pm and will include a heat race and the Shepherd’s Family Auto Group Feature Event for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models. Also racing Saturday will be the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, the Vore’s Compact Touring Series and the AMS Modifieds, Street Stocks and FWD’s.
More event and track information can be found at www.raceangola.com.
More information on the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models is available at www.cra-racing.com.
Photo – John Lund