Special $3k to Win Owosso Showdown for Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman in Debut Trip to Owosso Speedway

Nashville, TN – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman are set to embark on their first ever trip to Owosso Speedway in Owosso, MI on Saturday for the $3,000 to win Owosso Showdown. The event puts the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman head-to-head with the Owosso regulars of the Late Model Sportsman division. The home track of the $15,000 to win Masters of the Pros 185 for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will host the CRA sanction for the first of five visits across three divisions on Saturday.

The trip to Owosso Speedway brings the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman into Michigan for the first time in 13 seasons. The last visit came during a stop at M-40 Speedway in 2011; Keith Sterkowitz grabbed the win over Jason Atkinson and Rick Everidge. Owosso Speedway was kind to some of CRA regular competitors in 2023, the first year under new ownership with continued improvements.

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Three time Winchester Speedway winner, Jon Beach is the defending track champion at Owosso in the Late Model Sportsman division. Beach secured the championship by 31 points at the end of the season. Teammate and fellow CRA regular, Chris Munson finished fourth in the 2023 season. Beach grabbed two wins in his Championship season. Beach is currently third in points after the first race of the season last week, a race that local favorite, Buddy Head won.

As for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, the regulars made up largely of Indiana natives, will go to Owosso for the first time in their career. After two races in the 2024 season, JP Crabtree leads the current championship standings. Crabtree, who finished third in the season opener at Shadybowl Speedway and second in the last event at Anderson Speedway, holds a slim six point lead over Zach Stacy. Glynn Neal, the 2023 Rookie of the Year, sits third in the Championship Points standings ahead of Logan Huckeba and Cassten Everidge.

The Owosso Showdown on Saturday features a $3,000 payday to the driver who can master Owosso Speedway at the end of 75 laps. Competitors will have to declare which rules package they’ll compete under for Saturday’s event. CRA drivers will get a 100 pound weight break to pull them closer to the Owosso Speedway regulars. Drivers who declare to run CRA rules will not receive Owosso Speedway track points, however all drivers will receive CRA points. The race pays $400 to start.

Advanced tickets to the Owosso Showdown for Saturday, May 11th are available online at OwossoSpeedway.com. Fans who can’t attend the event in person can watch live on TrackTV.com or RacingAmerica.Tv. Sunday, May 12th is the built-in rain date for this event. For more information on the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman or Champion Racing Association, log onto CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on X.