Anderson Speedway Announces
Late Model Racing to Return in 2011
CRA Late Model Sportsman an Integral Part of the Plan
Officials from Anderson Speedway have announced that the fan-popular Late Models would return in 2011, with a bigger presence than in past years. In 2011, the Late Models will be featured in their own championship series at Anderson Speedway. The Speedway plans to have the division featured 8 to 12 times during the year. It is planned that at least four of these events will be scheduled as part of the CRA Late Model Sportsman 2011 schedule as well.
“We’ve had the CRA Late Model Sportsman as special events the last couple of years,” noted Anderson Speedway owner Rick Dawson, “and they have been great shows that fans have really enjoyed. This division has really grown and become popular among racers and fans, and it’s time to get Late Models back to Anderson Speedway on a more regular basis. The fans recognize them as similar to the Super Late Models of the CRA Super Series that are featured in the Redbud 300 and I wouldn’t be surprised if a few of the Anderson teams didn’t convert over to a Super Late Models for that event and run with the CRA Super Series Super Late Models.”
The Anderson Speedway series will utilize the same rules as the CRA Late Model Sportsman. This will allow cars from all over the Midwest to come and race at Anderson Speedway on any given night, and allow the CRA regulars to get tuned-up prior to their point races. The Anderson Speedway Series events will be 30 to 40 laps in length and pay a minimum of $600-to-win and $100-to-start. The amount of dates that Anderson will be running will also allow their teams to travel on off weekends, if they choose, to places like Winchester, Plymouth, and ORP, which are expected to be part of the CRA Late Model Sportsman schedule again in 2011.
“This is a great move for the racers and fans,” commented CRA co-owner Glenn Luckett. “Some of our best racing comes out of this division and the Anderson fans are going to benefit from this more in 2011. We are currently working on the schedule so that the Anderson regulars can focus on their own schedule, but give the racers the opportunity to travel to other tracks if they like. It should be a ‘Win-Win’ for everyone involved.”
A complete schedule will be announced at a later date, and full details can be found in the future by visiting www.andersonspeedway.com or www.craracing.net.