ASA/CRA Super Series, JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, and GAS Street Stocks Race June 3rd
Salem, IN (Wednesday, April 12, 2023) – Anticipation continues to grow for the Midwest 250 at Salem Speedway on Saturday, June 3rd featuring the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance and the Diesel Boys Great American Stocks Street Stocks Series. Two 100-lap Late Model races plus a 50-lap Street Stock Showdown will bring fans to the edge of their seat at the freshly resurfaced Salem Speedway in southern Indiana.
Salem Speedway has a rich history in auto racing and its history with Champion Racing Association is no different. The Speedway was part of CRA’s inaugural season in 1997 with the first-ever CRA-sanctioned Super Late Model race contested there on May 4th. Kenny Tweedy, who would go on to race over 200 ASA/CRA Super Series races in his career with eight wins, 50 top fives, and over 100 top ten finishes, won the first CRA race held at Salem Speedway. Since then, 16 different drivers have won with the ASA/CRA Super Series at Salem Speedway.
Most recently, Casey Roderick doubled down at this same event in 2022. The 2020 All American 400 Champion set fast time and led 89 of the 100 scheduled laps. Then, in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour portion of the race, he led just the final 12 laps to collect the win over eventual series champion, Dakota Stroup. One year prior, in the series’ first return to Salem Speedway in several years, seven-time USAC Silver Crown Series Champion, Kody Swanson outlasted Scott Tomasik and Hunter Jack to lead the final 29 laps and collect the win.
As for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, this race will mark the eighth time the Tour will unload at Salem Speedway. In 2013, Cody Coughlin led just nine laps en route to the inaugural JEGS Tour win at Salem Speedway. Coughlin is one of six different drivers to win at Salem Speedway in those seven races. Coughlin is the only driver to repeat with the JEGS Tour at Salem Speedway with wins in 2013 and 2016.
Salem Speedway is one of the oldest operating facilities in North America. Dating all the way back to June of 1947, the Speedway features 33-degree banked turns built strictly for speed. This spring, under the direction of new owner, Nick Bohanon and General Manager, Glenn Luckett, new asphalt was laid on both the front and back straightaways in addition to major patchwork laid down in turns one and two. The Midwest 250 will be the first major event of the summer on the new surface at Salem Speedway
Advanced tickets are now on sale [will go on sale Thursday/today at 4:00 PM ET] for the Midwest 250. General Admission Upper Grandstand with Seat Back tickets begin at $25, General Admission Lower Grandstand without Seat Back tickets start at $20; kids 12 and under are free. Find tickets at www.TrackEnterprises.com or by clicking here.
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To learn more about Champion Racing Association, the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, or the Midwest 250 log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.
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Story – Zach Hiser