CRA Super Series to Sanction All
American 400 Weekend in Nashville
Event will be CRA Points Event and the
Sixth Event in the Southern Six-Pack Tour
CRA PR Report
After five months of waiting there is life again at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds racetrack with the announcement that Nashville native Tony Formosa has an agreement to promote events at the famous high-banked facility for the 2010 season. Formosa announced during the CRA drivers meeting at Gresham Motorsports Park on Saturday that he will promote the All American 400 Weekend that will be sanctioned by the CRA Super Series.
“We were very happy to hear there would be racing at the Nashville Fairgrounds track again in 2010,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of Champion Racing Association. “We have been holding the October 2nd and 3rd date open on our schedule with hopes of working out a date for the All American event. When Tony reached out to us, we offered CRA’s support in any way to help continue the legendary All-American Weekend at its traditional home in Nashville. It is really exciting news for us that this event is going to happen!”
When racing at the Nashville Fairgrounds was in doubt, Montgomery Motor Speedway officials announced their intentions to bring the All-American 400 to Montgomery, a traditional racing home for event founder, the late Bob Harmon. With the news that Nashville would be hosting the event again, track owner Bobby Knox and his officials backed away from their plans for 2010. According to Knox, “As long as the track at Nashville Fairgrounds is open and hosting an All-American event, we want to support that event and its history there. In the unfortunate situation that racing at the Fairgrounds would ever end, we plan to bring the All-American 400 to Bob Harmon’s long time home at Montgomery Motor Speedway.”
Nashville’s All-American 400 Weekend will be held on the first weekend in October, more details on the event will be announced at a later date. The event will be a points event for the CRA Super Series regular Northern series and will be the sixth event in the inaugural CRA Southern Six-Pack Tour, which started Saturday at Gresham Motorsports Park were Alabama native Augie Grill got his first ever CRA Super Series victory.
On Saturday, CRA officials also announced that they will crown a 2010 CRA Southern Six-Pack Tour Champion and that they will count the best five finishes of the six events towards that Championship, meaning teams will be allowed to drop their worst finish in the Tour, excluding the final event. All teams competing for the Tour Championship must count the series final event, the North/South Shootout at Concord Speedway in Concord, North Carolina towards their five events.
The remaining CRA Southern Six Pack Tour events include the CRA All-Star Twin 150’s Weekend on May 21 at Tri-County Motor Speedway and May 23rd at Hickory Motor Speedway in North Carolina, a return trip to Gresham Motorsports Park on July 17th, the All-American 400 Weekend in Nashville October 2-3, and the North/South Shootout at Concord Speedway on November 7.
More information on the CRA Super Series is available at www.craracing.net
Racing will return to Nashville in 2010. (Jamie Williams Photo)