Officials from the Midwest-based Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series, the Southern-based FASCAR/Sunbelt Super Series and USA International Speedway in Lakeland, Florida have just released tire information for this year’s Super Late Model "SpeedFest 2007". Super Late Model teams and fans will gather at USA International Speedway January 25-27, 2007 for the third installment of the "North vs. South" battle at the renowned Florida facility. This year’s purse will make it possible for one driver to take home almost $15,000.
racing, teams will be able to pick out their eight tires for Saturday’s qualifying/racing. This will be done after Friday’s qualifying tires have been released.
In January of 2006 almost 60 teams took part in the 2nd annual "SpeedFest" that brought all the different teams and sanctioning bodies together. The North 100 Qualifier was won by CRA standout Eddie Van Meter, while the South 100 Qualifier was won by racing great Mario Gosselin. In the Saturday night 200 lap finale, Florida’s Mike Fritts took home the SpeedFest 2006 title. The inaugural event winner in 2005 was Wisconsin’s Charlie Menard. The 2007 version will once again see a 100 lap North Qualifier and a 100 lap South Qualifier on Friday night, leading up to Saturday’s crowning 200-lap event.
For rules, entry form, purse, and format questions, downloads are available at: www.craracing.net, www.fascar.org, or www.usaspeedway.com. Interested teams can also call Glenn Luckett at 812-883-0455.
The tires for the event will be the Goodyear 2602 and 2472 10-inch racing tires. It is important to note that these are the new generation Goodyear tires and left side tires may only be used on the left side. For the entire weekend, any practice tires that are purchased must be removed from impound and may not be used for racing. When the gates open Thursday, no tires will be pre-pulled and only practice tires will be pulled and mounted first. At 4pm, teams may then come back to select and mount their four tires for Friday’s racing activities. At the end of Thursday’s practice session, teams may only hold four tires for Friday’s qualifying in impound. Utilizing the draw for Friday’s qualifying to determine the order of tire selection for Saturday’s
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