Speedway and CRA Garner
10, 2011) – The
Redbud 300 has been recognized in two categories voted on by short track racing
fans from around the country in the annual Speed51.com’s Short Track Awards.
The Red Bud 300 was voted the third best race of the year by fans. The Snowball
Derby won by Johanna Long was named the best race of the year followed by the
NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Bristol Speedway.
The Redbud 300 was voted second in the “Most Inspirational
Moment” category for Champion Racing Association driver Scott Hantz’s win and
his dedicating the victory to his late car owner Dick Poe.
Long’s win in the Snowball Derby was named the “Most
Inspirational Moment” with Bubba Pollard adopting the paint scheme of friend,
fellow racer and cancer patient Beau Slocumb at the Snowball Derby.
Chase Elliott, the son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott, was named “Driver of the
Year”. Elliott competed in the Redbud 300 and won the Winchester 400 last year.
Elliott will be making at least two appearances at Anderson Speedway with the
CRA Super Series. Wisconsin’s Steve Carlson and Pollard rounded out the
The Champion Racing Association’s Super Series, which has been racing since it’s
creation at Anderson Speedway was voted the “Best Tour” for the second
The CRA Super Series returns to Anderson Speedway in April for the opening event
of the year and again for the running of the Redbud 300.
The Super Series is just one of five CRA divisions that will be
competing at the speedway this year. The Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks,
Front Wheel Drive and the newly created JEGS/CRA late model tour will compete at
the historic oval in 2011. The Pro All Star Series was second and the ASA
Midwest Tour placed third in the voting.
CRA co-owners R.J. Scott and Glenn Luckett finished second in the “Best
Promoter” category behind Tim Bryant at Five Flags Speedway in Florida and PASS
promoter Tom Mayberry finished third in the voting.
Full-time CRA Super Series competitor Brian Campbell of Michigan finished among
the top five vote getters in the “Best Personality” category behind Jeff Fultz
and Dan Fredrickson.
Nearby Winchester Speedway was voted the “Best Track” followed by Five Flags
Speedway, Gresham Motorsports Park (GA), Madison International Speedway (WI) and
Bowman-Gray Stadium (NC).