CRA and South Georgia Team Up For January Race Series PR Report
SLM Event to Fill Void Left by Speedfest
Just a little over two weeks after announcing the 1st Annual Southern Slam 250 late model event in November, South Georgia Motorsports Park has announced that it will host another big late model event to kick off the 2009 racing season in January of 2009.  The event will take place at SGMP on January 23rd, 24th and 25th and will be sanctioned by the CRA Super Series.
“We felt there was a need for a big late model event at that time of year to get the 2009 racing season started,” remarked Dennis Nixon, Speedway Manager of South Georgia Motorsports Park. “This event falls into our plan of developing signature events that will become yearly traditions for racers from all over the country to come and enjoy the great racing facility we have here at South Georgia Motorsports Park. We look forward to working with the CRA Super Series to promote this huge event.”

“This event will give racers from the north a chance to come south to escape the winter weather and race during a time when they can't at home,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with the CRA Super Series. “Our goal is to help SGMP grow this into a yearly racing event that will attract the best late model drivers from all over the country. You couldn't ask for a better facility to host such an event!”

The 1st Annual Southern Slam 250, a 250 lap, $10,000 to win late model event will take place on November 21st, 22nd and 23rd at the South Georgia Motorsports Park located just outside of Valdosta, Georgia. That event will feature live pit stops and super racing action with a 36 car starting field at the premier 1/2 mile D-shaped, progressive banked, asphalt track in the southeast. There will be a bonus package for the top finishing CRA Super Series competitors, the PASS Super Late Model Touring Series competitors, the Florida late model competitors and bonuses for other top late model competitors from all over the country.

More information on the January 2009 late model event at South Georgia Motorsports Park will be released at a later date as it becomes available. Information on all the racing events at South Georgia Motorsports Park is available at More information on the CRA Super Series is available at

With the closing of USA International Speedway (FL), CRA's Jnauary Speedfest event looked to be dead.  But the race at South Georgia will rise from those ashes.