Salem, Indiana (August 6, 2019): The newest series sanctioned by Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS, the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models, will have their fifth event of their inaugural 2019 season this Saturday on the fast ¼ mile at Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Indiana. The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will join the Van Hoy CRA Street Stocks on Saturday at Anderson. This event was originally scheduled to take place on June 15th but was rescheduled because of weather.
The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models is a new racing series in 2019 to focus on a youth movement for short track stock car racing that will see 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. Saturday’s race will be the fifth of eight scheduled races for the series in 2019.
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.
Luke Wilhelm came away with the victory in the inaugural 25 lap feature for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models on May 18th at Birch Run Speedway. Chase Burda has now won three straight feature events with the series, at Baer Field Motorsports Park on July 6th at the Indianapolis Speedrome on July 14th, and at Baer Field again on July 27th, becoming the first ever series driver with three feature wins. Burda also has four heat race wins to date and has been the MPM Marketing Fast Qualifier at all four events this season. With their feature victories Burda and Luke Wilhelm are both locked into the series 2019 Chase for the Championship as long as they compete in 70% of the series events leading up to the final three Chase events.
Burda leads the series Championship points standings after three events. Luke Wilhelm is in second, he is 17 points behind Burda. Zack Wilhelm is in third place, he is 14 points behind Luke Wilhelm. Katelyn Hettinger is in fourth place, she is only two points behind Zack Wilhelm. Charlie Keeven is in fifth place, he is four points behind Hettinger. Saturday’s event is the last event in the regular season before the 2019 Chase for the Championship begins at Corrigan Oil Speedway on August 16th.
There is open practice time available for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models on Friday, August 9th from 5 to 8pm. On Saturday, pit gates open at 2:30pm. Practice will begin at 4:00pm. The race program is set to begin at 7:45pm and will include the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models 8 lap heat races and 25 lap feature.
More event and track information are available at www.andersonspeedway.com.
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.