CRA Super Late Models to Invade North Carolina for
“CRA All-Star Twin 150’s Weekend”
Tri-County Motor Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway to be Featured
in the Friday/Sunday Double Header
North Carolina (February 3, 2009) - Officials
from Champion Racing Association (CRA), weekend promoter
Curtis Venable, and track officials at Tri-County Motor
Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway, announced today that the
CRA Super Series Late Models will be featured in a
double-header weekend May 21 & 23.
The event will feature “All Stars” from Super Late
Model teams from around the county, as well as All-Stars from
the highest levels of racing.
this is big news for racing, it’s even bigger news for
charity, as weekend promoter Curtis Venable has announced that
every dollar of profit will go to a major, local charity to be
named at a later date. According to the first time promoter, “I said from the very
beginning I didn’t have a desire to make money from these
events, I just wanted to put on some pretty cool races and
support an important charity.
SASE Surfacing, one of my suppliers has already stepped
up in a big way to support the events, which will help make
the weekend more profitable, and thus, more money for our
charity to be announced soon.”
has a successful concrete re-surfacing company and a race team
that features Jeff Fultz as his driver.
“We enjoy racing with CRA every chance we get and
wanted to bring that style of racing here to the Carolinas.”
The two events will be part of CRA’s “Southern
Six-Pack Tour,” a southern mini-tour of races that will
feature six events in the south.
Besides the All-Star Twin 150’s, there will be two
events at Gresham Motorsports Park, the North South Shoot-out
at Concord and a sixth event to be named at a later date.
first of the All-Star Twin 150’s will be held Friday May 21st
at Tri County Motor Speedway.
The banked 4/10 mile Speedway is run by promoter Rita
Martin and is approximately 70 miles from Charlotte.
“We’re really looking forward to working
together,” Martin commented about the first CRA event to be
held at her facility. “Hosting
this event on our traditional Friday night is going to be
great for everyone!”
will be another great day for the teams and fans. There is no Super Late Model race scheduled for Saturday, so
they can head out to Lowe’s Motor Speedway for Saturday
Night’s Sprint All-Star Race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup
on Sunday May 23rd, the CRA Super Late Model teams will be
back in action at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway.
The .363 mile track is known as “The Birth Place of
NASCAR Stars” and “The World’s Most Famous Short
general manager Kevin Piercy is thrilled about the
double-header weekend and noted “I’m excited and look
forward to having CRA here.
Hickory Motor Speedway provides a legacy for the CRA
Series and drivers that cannot be compared to any other short
excitement for this event is contagious.
CRA managing partner R. J. Scott commented, “There
has been a great spirit of co-operation around this event.
Everyone from the tracks, the sponsors, and Curtis have
been great to work with. It’s going to be a lot of fun for the racers to make a trip
into the “Heart of Racing.”
They’ll race twice, get some great recognition and
get to go to the Sprint Cup All-Star race...all in one
weekend. It’s a
racing trip for the ages as far as I’m concerned...and at
the end of the day all the event profits go to
charity...man...as they say...it doesn’t get any better than
benefits for the great short track racers in the country will
be obvious, but the added excitement from having Cup drivers
involved adds even more to the weekend.
Weekend promoter Venable noted, “I’m planning to
have a Cup driver in one of my cars at both events, and
we’ve already gotten word of one or two more likely to be
part of the weekend. It’s
going to be a great weekend for short track racers, exposure
wise...and great for our charity!”
more information on the CRA All-Star Twin 150’s weekend and
the announcement on the 6th and final event in the
2010 CRA Southern 6-Pack Tour in the coming weeks, visit