Series will have 15 Point Events During its 20th Season of Competition
Salem, Indiana (Wednesday, December 2, 2015): Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS has officially released the 2016 Schedule for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS 2016 season will consist of 16 total races, with 15 of those being point events. 2016 will be the 20th season of competition for the Template Super Late Model touring series that first raced in 1997.
“We are really excited about the 2016 schedule with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “Our 20th season will provide our drivers with a great variety of challenging races on some of the best race tracks in the nation, with some of the most prestigious late model events in the country!”
The 2016 racing season kicks off with the traditional non-points opener for both the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour with SpeedFest 2016 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia on Saturday-Sunday, January 30 & 31. The ARCA/CRA Super Series race will be a 200 lap event, counting yellow flag laps up to lap 175, with a halfway break at lap 100 for teams to make adjustments and change tires. This event has traditionally attracted the best Super Late Model drivers from both the North and the South in this early season battle.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series will then kick off its 2016 point season on Friday-Saturday, April 8th-9th at the famous Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville. The event will be a co-sanctioned event with the Southern Super Series, the series last competed at Nashville in 2013 in the All American 400 event that was also a co-sanctioned event with the Southern Super Series, that was won by NASCAR driver Chase Elliott. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will also be in action in that event.
The series will then head north to Toledo Speedway, located in Toledo, Ohio in a co-sanctioned event with the ARCA Midwest Tour on Saturday, April 16th. From there the series will travel to Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Indiana, on Saturday, May 7th, the first of two events on the fast quarter mile oval.
The series will then head to Baer Field Speedway in Fort Wayne, IN on Saturday, May 21st, that track returned to the series schedule in 2015 after several seasons. From there the series will go to Illiana Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 29th of Memorial Day Weekend, for the Chicagoland Showdown event that will be co-sanctioned with the ARCA Midwest Tour.
The series will then return to Berlin Raceway on Saturday, June 18th for the Battle at Berlin 251 event with its huge purse. The series will then head to Columbus Motor Speedway, located in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, June 25th.
On Saturday, July 16th, the series returns to Anderson Speedway for the traditional Redbud 300 battle on the fast quarter mile. The series will then be part of an ARCA Doubleheader event on Friday, July 22nd at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway, located just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will also be in action in that event. That event will be the first of two series events at Lucas Oil Raceway.
The series will then head back to Ohio to Spitzer Motor Speedway, located in Mansfield, Ohio, the series last raced at Spitzer Motor Speedway in 2005 when it was called Mansfield Motor Speedway. The series had two events at that track that season with Boris Jurkovic and former series Champion Bobby Parsley going to victory lane in those events.
The series will then head to Kalamazoo Speedway located just outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan to be part of the famous Kalamazoo Klash event on Wednesday, August 10th. The series stays in Michigan for its next event at Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock on Saturday, August 27th.
The series will then make its first of two visits to the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway located in Winchester, Indiana for the traditional World Stock Car Festival over Labor Day Weekend, with the feature event on Monday, September 5th.
The series will then join all of their CRA counterparts for Fall Brawl 2016 at Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday-Sunday, September 24-25th. The ARCA/CRA Super Series will crown their 2016 Tour Champion with the 45th Running of the prestigious Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 9th, in its second visit of the season to Winchester Speedway.
For more information about all four touring series’ within Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS, please go to the series website at: www.cra-racing.com. You can also follow CRA on Facebook at: www.facebook.com and search for “Champion Racing Association” as well as Twitter at: www.twitter.com/CRAracing.
|Sat./Sun., January 30-31 S||Watermelon Capital Speedway||200|
|Fri/Sat, April 8-9||Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville||125|
|Saturday, April 16||Toledo Speedway C-AMT||100|
|Saturday, May 7||Anderson Speedway||125|
|Saturday, May 21||Baer Field Speedway||100|
|Sunday, May 29||Illiana Speedway C-AMT||150|
|Saturday, June 18***||Berlin Raceway||251|
|Saturday, June 25||Columbus Motor Speedway||125|
|Saturday, July 16||Anderson Speedway||300|
|Friday, July 22||Lucas Oil Raceway||100|
|Saturday, August 6||Spitzer Motor Speedway (Mansfield)||100|
|Wednesday, August 10||Kalamazoo Speedway||125|
|Saturday, August 27||Flat Rock Speedway||125|
|Sun./Mon., September 4-5||Winchester Speedway||100|
|Sat./Sun., September 24-25||Lucas Oil Raceway||100|
|Sat./Sun., October 8-9||Winchester Speedway||400|