CRA: Chase Austin to make debut at Illiana

15-year-old Hendricks Motorsports Development Driver Chase Austin To Make CRA Super Series Debut at Illiana Motor Speedway Salem, IN (June 23, 2005) - The 15-year-old Hendricks Motorsports Development driver Chase Austin will make his CRA...

15-year-old Hendricks Motorsports Development Driver Chase Austin To Make CRA Super Series Debut at Illiana Motor Speedway

Salem, IN (June 23, 2005) - The 15-year-old Hendricks Motorsports Development driver Chase Austin will make his CRA Super Series debut Saturday night at Illiana Motor Speedway in the 4th Annual Elmer Musgrave Memorial 100 Presented By Texas Corral. The Eudora, Kansas native has been racing so far this season with the ASA Late Model Series, and hopes to use Saturday's event to gain valuable track time and experience for the ASA Late Model Series event at Illiana Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 23rd.

Austin got his 2005 late model season started with appearances during Speedweeks in February down at New Smyrna (FL) Speedway. In 2005 the Eudora, Kansas High School sophomore has had the opportunity to work with legendary Michigan driver Butch Miller as well as crew chief Deon Deneau as part of the SS Racing Team in hopes of capturing the Pat Bourdow Memorial Rookie of the Year title with the ASA Late Model Series. SS Racing Team is based out of Indianapolis, Indiana and was the team that fielded ASA Racing Series cars in the past for Butch Miller and CRA Super Series cars and ASA Racing Series cars for John Daziel.

Besides Austin's late model events this season, the SS Racing Team is also fielding a full-time ASL Racing League ride for Jarit Johnson, younger brother of Hendricks Motorsports NASCAR driver Jimmy Johnson. The team is also fielding a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series ride in selected events for Johnson and Butch Miller.

Austin's #111 Chevrolet Monte Carlo will have sponsorship from GMAC, Ditech.com and Gatorade for Saturday's event.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Butch Miller , Jarit Johnson , Chase Austin