CRA: 2004 schedule released

(Salem, IN) -- Officials of the Sunoco Super Series released their tentative schedule for the upcoming 2004 season during their annual awards banquet held this weekend in Indianapolis. The schedule consists of 18 events fourteen regular Sunoco ...

(Salem, IN) -- Officials of the Sunoco Super Series released their tentative schedule for the upcoming 2004 season during their annual awards banquet held this weekend in Indianapolis. The schedule consists of 18 events fourteen regular Sunoco Super Series points events, three events for the Sunoco Super Series / Southern AllStar Co-Sanctioned "Super Tour" and one other midweek non-points event.

On April 17th the Sunoco Super Series will open its season, as it has for the last 7 years, at Anderson Speedway. The historic quarter mile Speedplant was the birthplace of the Series in 1997. The May 15-16th event at Indianapolis Raceway Park is next up, and is a very exciting addition to the schedule. The Sunoco Super Series will team up with the USAR Hooters Pro Cup Northern Series for a short track race fan's dream weekend. Not often do race fans get to see as many short track stars in one place as they will when the two series come together for a great event in the Motorsports Capitol of the World.

One of the most exciting stops on the tour follows on May 22nd when the Sunoco Super Series visits Shadybowl Speedway for the first of two stops during the year. One week later, on Memorial Day weekend, the Sunoco Super Series cars will be featured in a double-header event with the outlaw cars at Toledo Speedway. The cries of the fans to see these two groups of late models together in one show will finally be met on Sunday, May 30th. Two weeks later the Series moves to Mansfield Speedway for a 100-lap event on June 12th. The Sunoco Super Series played to a near capacity crown in their inaugural visit to the beautiful multi-million dollar facility. The very next week the Series makes its return to Berlin Raceway. Some of the best fans in racing turned out in great numbers to see an exciting show last year, and more of the same is expected this year.

The next stop for the series will be the traditional Firecracker 150 on Saturday, July 3rd at the very racy Angola Motor Speedway. Dick Poe and his staff are in the middle of major renovations at the speedway that include new aluminum bleachers and concession stands. Next up will be the Crown Jewel of the 2004 schedule on June 16-17th, when Anderson Speedway plays host to the 37th Annual Anderson 400. The Sunoco Super Series has sanctioned that event the past four years, and during that time the fans have been treated to some of the best races in the history of the storied event.

July 31st the Series will be back at Shadybowl Speedway where great crowds and fender banging action is the norm. A fun mid-week show is next up on Thursday, August 12th when the Series headlines the 7th Annual International Gold Cup at Baer Field Speedway in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

On August 14th the series will be back at IRP for what has become a great tradition. This UAW sponsored event annually sees crowd in excess of 20,000 people, and has become one of the most anticipated events by the fans and the teams.

On September 4th the Series makes its second visit to Angola Motor Speedway to help celebrate the Labor Day Weekend. One week later, NASCAR Star Kenny Schrader will headline the activities at Columbus Motor Speedway, on September 12th, when the Sunoco Super Series returns for the 2nd Annual Federated Auto Parts Buckeye Bash. The following week the team's head back to Anderson Speedway for their final visit of the year in the Sunoco 150.

On September 25-26th, Rockford Speedway will host the 39th Annual National Short Track Championships which features the second ever visit by the Sunoco Super Series to the historic 1/4 mile track. The weekend is chocked full of great racing, fun and camping and annually features the top talent from Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Two weeks later, on October 8-9th, the Sunoco Super Series will co-sanction the World Cup 300 at I-70 Speedway for the first time. This event has a great history and becomes even more exciting as it will be part of the exciting NASCAR Nextel Cup Weekend at nearby Kansas Speedway.

The season closes on October 23-24th, with first visit to Salem Speedway in three years. Fans and teams alike have been longing to see Salem on the schedule again, and they will get their chance in the 1st Annual CRA Salem Speedfest where the Sunoco Super Series Championship will be decided in a 125 lap $5,000 to win event. This exciting weekend will also include entertainment on Saturday night, and three support divisions headlined by the USA Modified Season Championship Race.

Although the final date has not been decided, the Sunoco Super Series will return to Illiana Motor Speedway in 2004. After a few years absence, fans and teams are excited to see this great racing facility return to the schedule were the Sunoco Super Series stars will battle against some of the best Mid-west Late Model drivers around.

For more information about the 2004 schedule or the Sunoco Super Series, interested parties can call 812-883-0455 or visit www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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