The CRA Twin All-Star 150’s, the second and third events of the CRA Southern Six-Pack Tour, are set to take place this weekend. The first of the All-Star Twin 150’s will be held Friday, May 21st at Tri-County Motor Speedway. The banked 4/10-mile Speedway is approximately 70 miles from Charlotte, it will be the first visit for CRA to that track. Then on Sunday May 23rd, the CRA Super Late Model teams will be back in action for the first time ever at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway. The .363-mile track is known as “The Birth Place of NASCAR Stars” and “The World’s Most Famous Short Track”.
Both events will be 150 laps and will be sponsored and promoted by WearCrete Racing with help from SASE Co. Each event will pay $5000 to win, plus if the same driver can win both events, they will receive a $1000 bonus from Scott Performance Wire. Victory Junction will receive all the profits from the event from event promoter WearCrete Racing.
Alabama sensation Augie Grill comes into this weekend’s events as the point’s leader for the CRA Southern Six-Pack Tour after his victory in the Tour’s season opener at Gresham Motorsports Park. 14-year-old Chase Elliott, son of NASCAR legend Bill Elliott is currently second in Tour points, he is nine points behind Grill. Both point leaders are entered for both events this weekend.
Bowman-Gray Stadium 2009 Modified Champion Tim Brown, one of the starts of the "Madhouse" reality television show, will be racing in Sunday’s event at Hickory Motor Speedway in a WearCrete Racing late model. WearCrete Racing’s Jeff Fultz will compete in both events along with teammate Daniel Hemrick. Young guns Ryan Blaney, son of NASCAR’s Dave Blaney, and Devin Jones are also entered. T. J. Reaid will compete in both events for the Kyle Busch Motorsports team. Other drivers entered to compete in both events include Jimmy Weller, Jimmy Garmon, Don Young, Alan Karnes, Randy Gentry and Jason Vail. Ryan Lawler will race in Sunday’s event for famed car builder Robert Hamke.
There will also be an Open Street Stock Challenge for both events this weekend featuring racecars from the CRA Street Stocks, Frank Kimmel Street Stock Nationals and local Street Stocks from around North Carolina. Both Street Stock features will pay $750 to win. On Saturday at Hickory fans will be treated with a performance by Motorcycle Stunt-Man Rhett “Rotten” and his world famous Wall of Death.
Pit gates open at Tri-County Speedway on Friday at 1pm, practice will begin at 4pm, qualifying at 6:45pm, the race program will begin at 8pm. On Saturday there will be an open practice at Hickory Motor Speedway, pits open at 11am, practice will go from 12noon until 5pm. On Sunday at Hickory, pit gates open at 9am, practice begins at 12noon, qualifying at 2pm, the race program will begin at 3pm. More information is available at www.tricountymotorspeedway.com, www.hickorymotorspeedway.com or at www.craracing.net.