Season Championship Race Now at Anderson Speedway on September 28
Salem, Indiana (August 13, 2019): The Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will begin their 2019 Chase for the Championship this Friday, August 16th at Corrigan Oil Speedway, located in mason, Michigan. Friday’s event will be the sixth event of the inaugural 2019 season for the series sanctioned by Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS. That event will be the first ever CRA event held at Corrigan Oil Speedway, which was known as Spartan Speedway for numerous years, and will be the first time the series has had a standalone event.
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. Friday’s race will be the sixth 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 four straight feature events with the series, at Baer Field Motorsports Park on July 6th at the Indianapolis Speedrome on July 14th, at Baer Field again on July 27th, and won last Saturday’s event at Anderson Speedway. Burda also has four heat race wins to date and has been the MPM Marketing Fast Qualifier at all five events this season.
Burda was the regular season points Champion and earns an automatic spot in the final three drivers who will race for the series Championship in the series final event of the season, as long as he competes in all the Chase events. Luke Wilhelm locked himself into the Chase with his win in the series season opener. Zach Wilhem, Charlie Keeven, Katelyn Hettinger and Dawson Knaul all earned a spot in the 2019 Chase for the Championship by their points and participation in the 2019 season. Joining Burda in the final Chase event to race for the series inaugural Season Championship will be the winners of the two Chase events leading up to the Championship event, or the two highest in points in the two Chase events leading up to the Championship event.
On Friday, pit gates open at 3:00pm. Practice for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will begin at 4:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 7:35pm and will include the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models 8 lap heat races and 25 lap feature.
Champion Racing Association Officials have also announced that the 2019 Season Championship event will now take place at Anderson Speedway on Saturday, September 28th. That event was originally scheduled to take place at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. The series second Chase event of the season will be at Toledo Speedway on Saturday, September 21st.
More event and track information are available at www.spartanspeedway.com.
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