CRA: Nashville to open 2006 season

CRA SUPER SERIES TO OPEN SEASON MARCH 18 AT MUSIC CITY MOTORPLEX Top Three Finishers Guaranteed Starts in CRA Sanctioned All American 400 in November (Nashville, TN) -- Officials from the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series and...

CRA SUPER SERIES TO OPEN SEASON MARCH 18 AT MUSIC CITY MOTORPLEX

Top Three Finishers Guaranteed Starts in CRA Sanctioned All American 400 in November

(Nashville, TN) -- Officials from the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series and Music City Motorplex in Nashville recently announced that the CRA Super Series would open its' 10th Anniversary season at the historic fairgrounds facility on Saturday, March 18th. The one-day "Spring Clash 150" event features a $5,000 to win, $550 to start purse for 36 starting positions and a 4-tire limit. As an added bonus, the top 3 finishers from the March race are guaranteed to be additional starters, if necessary, in the CRA sanctioned 24th Annual All American 400 in November.

"We are really looking forward to having the CRA Super Series kick their season off here in Nashville," commented Music City Motorplex G.M. Jack Deery. "The CRA staff, cars and stars have been a major leader in the resurgence of the All American 400. To start their 10th Anniversary season here is a natural tie-in. We again expect a great contingency of cars from the South and North, as 32 starting positions for this race are open to all racers, regardless of their normal affiliation. With the top three finishers getting the added bonus of being guaranteed as additional starters in the All American, this is a 'Must Do' for fans and racers alike. Springtime in Nashville will definitely be exciting!"

This will be the first time in the history of the CRA Super Series that the season will kick off anywhere other than Anderson Speedway. The previous nine seasons have all opened at the equally legendary ¼-mile high-banked facility in Anderson, Indiana. "Nashville is one of the few places that we would have considered putting in front of the traditional season opening event in Anderson," stated CRA Series Director Glenn Luckett, "so it was pretty special when it all came together. Anderson Speedway owner Rick Dawson has been a great supporter of the series, having been one of its founders, so he was quick to get behind the Nashville idea, and realized the excitement it would bring to his event in April. The excitement from the 2005 All American is extending to different parts of the country."

The 2005 All-American 400 Weekend at Music City Motorplex had 74 entries, with 70 Super Late Model teams taking part in the weekend activities. Jason Hogan bested an incredible field of Super Late Model drivers with his victory in the event that saw as many as 20 different drivers having had legitimate shots at a victory during the race. 69 teams were left to watch Hogan strum his traditional guitar-trophy in victory lane, looking forward to another opportunity to claim the treasured guitar in 2006.

In addition to the CRA Super Series "Spring Clash 150" on March 18th, fans will also get to see a 200- lap ASA Late Model Challenge Series feature event.

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