“SpeedFest” Moves to Lanier National Speedway in January 2009 CRA PR Report
Super Late Models and Pro-Late Models Part of Popular Double-Header
Jeff Choquette won SpeedFest 2008. (Jamie Williams Photo)
The Super Late Model event will be under the direction of CRA’s Glenn Luckett and R. J. Scott, while Roberts and the GAS Series officials will direct the Pro-Late Model activities. While these sanctioning bodies will direct the on-track activities, officials want to be very clear that this is an “open” event. “We welcome teams from all over the country and different organizations to be part of this weekend,” commented CRA managing partner R. J. Scott. “With special events like this, we try to be very accommodating to racers from all different series, both in equalizing the rules and our general ‘All Are Welcome’ demeanor.”
Speed51.com will be the “Official Website” for SpeedFest 2009, with complete stories, up-dates, and their usual “behind the scenes” coverage, unprecedented in short track racing. For those that can’t make the event, bigstickradio.com will be airing both feature events live on Sunday, January 25th. Hoosier Racing Tire will also be on hand as Hoosier will be the official tire for both series.
Complete schedule details, entry forms and additional bonus information will follow in the coming weeks. Be sure to check out speed51.com, craracing.net and lanierspeedway.com for all information needs.
Officials from Champion Racing Association (CRA) Super Series, the Georgia Asphalt Series (GAS) and Lanier National Speedway near Atlanta, announced today that “SpeedFest 2009” has moved to the beautiful Georgia facility. Super Late Model teams, Pro Late Model teams and fans will gather for the 5th annual event, January 24-25, 2009.
The North/South Super Late Model shoot-out began 5 years ago at the now closed USA International Speedway in Florida. With USA International Speedway’s closure, teams and fans were looking for a new home for the event and found it at Lanier National Speedway. The Speedway’s recent purchase of the GAS series made for a perfect opportunity to bring the two groups together for the first, major, National Event of the year.
The Super Late Models will be competing for a chance to win $10,000 in the 200 lap event, while the Pro-Late Models will be competing for $3000 to win in their 100 lap event. To add even more excitement to the weekend, track officials will be announcing in the coming weeks, a major bonus to any driver that can with both the Super Late Model and the Pro-Late Model portions of the event.
“I believe SpeedFest has found a great home,” noted Lanier National Speedway General Manager Terry Roberts. “We’re honored that our facility will host the top Super and Pro Late Model teams in the country in the traditional battle of North and South drivers”