Champion Racing Association officials announced today that the CRA Super Series will be sanctioning a 125 lap Super Late Model non-points event with the North-South Shootout Modified event at Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th. This is the 7th year for the event, promoted by C & C Promotions. The highly anticipated event will also be the first ever CRA sanctioned event in North Carolina.
“We were very honored when Charles Kepley, with C & C promotions, contacted us about coming down and handling the Super Late Model portion of the event,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of Champion Racing Association. "Charles is extremely focused on taking care of the racers and fans, that is evident in the reputation this event has, and that's why we were so thrilled when asked us to be a part of it."
The North-South Shoot 125 Presented by WearCrete Diamond Concrete Polishing will use CRA Super Series rules and procedures, with some event specific guidelines that will make the event very entertaining. The event will pay $5000 to win and $800 to start, along with several bonuses for different types of Super Late Models and the highest finishing drivers in various Super Late Model Series including CRA, PASS, the Blizzard Series and a group made up of any Super Late Model drivers from any other series or track.
The top five qualifiers will be locked into the event, which will start straight up, with the Fast Qualifier winning a $250 bonus from WearCrete Racing. Positions sixth through 20th will come from qualifying heats, positions 21st and 22nd will come from a last chance race. Positions 23 through 26 will be provisional starters using the Guaranteed Starters first, then the next cars finishing in the last chance race.
"Our Super Late Model portion of the North-South Shootout will be very much like the modified portion, in that it will feature the best Super Late Models from all over the country competing in the heart of racing country in North Carolina,” remarked Glenn Luckett, Managing Partner of Champion Racing Association. “Because of the reputation of this event, all the eyes in the racing world will be focused on the racing at Concord Speedway that weekend. We greatly appreciate Curtis Venable with WearCrete Diamond Concrete Polishing and WearCrete Racing coming on board to help sponsor this great event!”
The event will have several Guaranteed Starters including the September 12th James Garrison Memorial winner Shane Sawyer, also the winner of the final Five Flags Speedway Blizzard event winner on September 25th, the winner of the CRA Super Series event at Berlin Raceway on October 10th, the winner of the CRA Super Series Winchester 400 on October 18th, the winner of the CRA Super Series All American 400 event in Nashville on November 1st, and the 2009 CRA Super Series Points Champion.
An additional Guaranteed Starter will come from the earliest entry that does not qualify for the event, so teams need to get their paid entries in as quick as possible to be eligible for this position! All Guaranteed Starters must make a legitimate attempt to qualify by all means posted before they can use a provisional start.
"With the bonus monies posted for the different groups, and the commitment to the guaranteed starters the promoter has made, we expect to see the best from everywhere," remarked Eddie Chew, Tech Director for the CRA Super Series. "People familiar with the event have already said that a good showing by the Super Late Models during the event, can easily lead to even bigger and better things in the future."
The event will be 125 green flag laps. It will be a six tire maximum event with teams required to make at least one pit stop after lap 25 and before lap 100. During that stop, teams will be required to at least jack-up the right side of the car completely off the ground.
Additional event information is available at www.northsouthshootout.com. North-South Shoot 125 Presented by WearCrete Diamond Concrete Polishing Entry Forms and CRA Super Series rules and procedures are available at www.craracing.net. The Advanced Entry deadline is October 23rd. Contact the CRA office at 812-883-0455 with any event questions.