JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts Set to Debut
Figure 8's, Front Wheel Drive Oval, Last Chance Wrecker Thunder
Roadsters and Bandoleros Also in Action
(June 1, 2011) –
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by GM Performance Parts will head to
Anderson Speedway this Saturday, June 4 for the third event of the inaugural
season for the crate motor late model series. This Saturday’s Anderson 100
presented by JEGS.com will showcase the brand new circuit on the smallest track
of the 2011 campaign.
The famous high-banked quarter-mile oval located in Anderson, Ind., has
hosted more CRA events than any other track since CRA’s first ever event on
Saturday, April 26, 1997, the inaugural event for the CRA Super Series.
The JEGS series kicked off its inaugural season on April 23 at Toledo
Speedway were Brian Campbell got the win over a very talented group of
drivers. The series second event was held this past Saturday at Columbus
Motor Speedway were Jimmy Carter got the win after a tough battle with
Mid-west veteran Eddie Hoffman that saw a lot of exciting passes and
restarts though out the event!
Hoffman comes into Saturday night’s event as the series points leader, but
is still seeking his first series win after two straight second place
finishes so far this season. The Illinois driver is a numerous time late
model feature winner and former crate late model Champion, and is tied for
fifth in all-time CRA Super Series victories with eight.
Currently second in series points is 14 year old Erik Jones, he is nine
points behind Hoffman. The Michigan teenager finished third in the series
season opener at Toledo, he was the Keyser Manufacturing Fast Qualifier at
Saturday’s event at Columbus and battled back from a mid-race accident to
finish 11th. Claude Plante Jr. is currently third in series points, only 15
points out of first place after finishing fourth in both series events this
Chad Finley is currently fourth in series points after getting a third place
finish Saturday after coming through the field after a bad qualifying run
and then back through the field again after a mid-race spin. The 19 year old
has had several ARCA Series starts and will make his NASCAR Nationwide
Series debut on June 18th at Michigan International Speedway. Brent Downey
is currently fifth in series points after two top ten finishes so far this
season. Downey is five points behind Finley.
18 year old Jimmy Novak comes into Saturday’s event as the leader in Howie
Lettow Rookie of the Year Award Presented by Howe Racing points. Novak
finished eighth in Saturday’s event claiming the Howe Racing Rookie of the
Race Award. Tom Woodin is currently second in rookie points, 15 year old
Cody Coughlin is third with Jake Ott in fourth.
Also in action on Saturday night will be Figure 8’s, Front Wheel Dive Oval,
Last Chance Wrecker Thunder Roadsters and Bandoleros.
On Saturday, June 4, spectator gates open at 4 p.m. with the racing
beginning at 8. Admission is $13 for adults and $4 for kids ages 6-12.
Children five and under get in free.