CRA: Series to run on Hoosier tires

CRA Super Series to Run on Hoosier Tires in 2005 LAKEVILLE, IN -- Officials from the CRA Super Series (formerly the Sunoco Super Series) and Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. have announced that the series will, once again, run exclusively on Hoosier ...

CRA Super Series to Run on Hoosier Tires in 2005

LAKEVILLE, IN -- Officials from the CRA Super Series (formerly the Sunoco Super Series) and Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. have announced that the series will, once again, run exclusively on Hoosier tires. The multi-year agreement will go into effect beginning with the 2005 racing season. After a three-year hiatus, the Salem, IN-based series will be back running on the Hoosier brand.

The CRA Super Series, which began in 1997 as the Indiana Late Model Series before being changed to the Sunoco Super Series the past three years, currently boasts a 19-race schedule across the Midwest with races in six different states including Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and Tennessee.

The deal was ironed out after months of negotiations between Hoosier officials and Series Director Glenn Luckett and Managing Partner R.J. Scott. CRA competitors will be competing on 10" bias-ply tires beginning with the season-opening event April 16th at Anderson (IN) Speedway. Tires will be supplied throughout the season by Hoosier Tire Midwest.

Hoosier Late Model Asphalt Product Manager Terry Newton commented, "CRA has continued to grow over the years with more than 150 drivers competing last season." Newton added, "We are extremely pleased to again be working with Glenn (Luckett), R.J. (Scott) and the entire CRA Super Series organization."

Last season, the CRA Super Series crowned Chuck Barnes, Jr. series champion after the 22-year-old driver earned Rookie-of-the-Year honors last season in his first year of competition. Barnes claimed two wins during the year while being voted the series' most popular driver.

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