CRA: I-70 to host World Cup 300 weekend

CRA Super Series To Headline World Cup 300 Weekend $5000 to Win / 150 Lap Race Will Feature the Top Late Model Stars from CRA and Rest of Country (Salem-IN) -- Officials from I-70 Speedway and the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super...

CRA Super Series To Headline World Cup 300 Weekend

$5000 to Win / 150 Lap Race Will Feature the Top Late Model Stars from CRA and Rest of Country

(Salem-IN) -- Officials from I-70 Speedway and the Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series announced today that the Midwestern based Super Late Model Series will headline the activities surrounding the traditional World Cup 300 weekend, Saturday October 1. The CRA Super Series Late Models (formerly known as the Sunoco Super Series) will run 150 laps of the scheduled 300, for $5000 to win and $500 to start. In addition to the great purse, additional bonuses will be offered to teams outside of the CRA Super Series. Officials also agreed that this would be a four tire race only and a one day show.

"The CRA guys put on a heck of a show last year," commented I-70 Promoter Brad McDonald. "We had so many great comments about the racers, the way the race was run and the great finish--we had to have them back" Last year Larry Raines beat Chris Gabehart to the checkered flag by only a few feet after a grueling 300 laps."

"We are going through a rebuilding process for the World Cup Weekend," McDonald went on to say, "so it will look a little different, with different divisions making up the 300 laps, but the fans will be keying on those great Super Late Models for 150 laps and $5000 to win. We are already getting calls from teams with ASA, MARS, USRA and others about this event, plus teams in Wisconsin and Illinois that couldn't make it because of last year's date."

Track officials moved the event to the week before NASCAR Nextel Cup weekend in Kansas City, which also kept them off the traditional Oktoberfest Weekend that many northern teams participate in.

For the CRA Series, it was an easy decision. "There is a great group of people there at I-70, and the teams that went last year really enjoyed it," commented CRA founder R. J. Scott. "With the racing that we already do at Winchester and Salem Speedway's, an I-70 fits right in. This will also be a full points earning race, where last year's was a non-points event. We've already talked to teams from other series that are planning to come, not to mention the great local drivers that will make up a stellar field with our teams. It should be a great show that everyone will want to see."

Track officials plan to announce soon the remaining divisions and activities surrounding the World Cup 300 Weekend. For more information on I-70 Speedway visit www.i70speedway.net. For more information on the CRA Super Series visit www.craracing.net.

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