CRA: Super Series, ASA joint weekends

CRA Sunoco Super Series Release Sunoco Super Series Joins ASA for Winchester 400 Weekend ASA& SSS Running Two Companion Events in 2002 Salem, Ind. (January 14, 2002)& ...

CRA Sunoco Super Series Release Sunoco Super Series Joins ASA for Winchester 400 Weekend ASA& SSS Running Two Companion Events in 2002

Salem, Ind. (January 14, 2002)– Officials of the American Speed Association (ASA) and the Champion Racing Association (CRA) announced today they will run two companion events in 2002. The first event featuring the ASA Racing Series and the CRA Sunoco Super Series (formerly the Kendall Late Model Series) occurs on September 21-22 at the brand new US 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, Mich., while the other takes place on October 5-6 at the Winchester 400 Fall Classic in Winchester, Ind.

“ This is a great opportunity for race fans in the Midwest,” commented ASA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Gundrum.“

The Sunoco Super Series serves as a great support event in these two situations, and it gives the ASA fans a chance to see where some of our future talent is coming from. I’m confident that you’ll see drivers from both series try and make both races on each weekend. It should be a lot of fun for the teams and the fans.” "Scheduling our series in conjunction with the ASA events is a major stepping stone for our organization,” noted CRA/SSS Managing Partner R. J. Scott.“ We’ve always had a great relationship with ASA, and I think this just helps us establish a great place to develop the talent of future ASA stars. We have the right mix of laps, tracks and talent to be a permanent home for teams or to be a stepping stone to the next level of racing, like ASA."

Built by Canadian businessman and two-time ASA National Championship car owner Alec Pinsonneault, US 131 Motorsports Park is a new half-mile oval that will host two of the best days of racing in Michigan short track stock car history. The Sunoco Super Series competes in a 100-lap event on Saturday, Sept. 21, with ASA running a 300-lap nationally televised (TNN) event on Sunday, Sept. 22.

The other companion event for the two Indiana-based series is scheduled for Winchester Speedway on October 5-6 as part of the 33rd Annual Winchester 400 weekend. The Sunoco Super Series runs a 150-lap event on Saturday night, with ASA running the nationally televised (TNN) Winchester 400 on Sunday afternoon. "Being part of the Winchester 400 is something my partner, Glenn (Luckett), and I have wanted to see from day one,” CRA’s Scott revealed.“ I grew up in the glory years of the 400, when the weekend featured regional late models in a 150-lap shootout on Saturday, parties and bands on Saturday night, and the toughest and greatest short track race, the Winchester 400, on Sunday. Now we’re back to that format, and the greatest weekend in all of short track racing returns to the formula that put it on the map. The Sunoco guys are really the lucky ones— they get to race on Saturday, then cut loose and have fun the rest of the weekend. This will be the highlight on everyone's schedule.”

ASA teams kick off their season at USA International Speedway on March 24 in Lakeland, Fla. The 200-lap event will be televised live at 2pm on TNN. For more information on the upcoming ASA Racing Series season, fans can visit www.asaracing.com. The 2002 CRA/SSS season opens at the quarter-mile Anderson (Ind.) Speedway on Saturday, April 20. For up-to-the-minute coverage, fans can visit the official series website at www.sunocosuperseries.com.

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