CRA Forms New Crate Late Model Tour
SALEM, Ind. — The Champion Racing Ass’n (CRA) will partner with Jegs and GM Performance Parts to form a new crate late-model tour next season.
“The Jegs/CRA All-Star Tour presented by GM Performance Parts is the culmination of significant work by several people that started discussions in late September,” said CRA Managing Partner R.J. Scott. “We are very excited to be able to launch this tour with the help of Jegs and GM Performance Parts. This tour will be a total separate entity from the CRA Super Series for super late models, which remains the heart and soul of CRA.”
“This tour will be a great addition to the other successful series that we have developed,” said Glenn Luckett, CRA Managing Partner. “We have continually established series where we thought there was a need, and everyone has been pleased with their successes. We felt there was a need for a new premier crate late model tour, and we were lucky enough to find partners who felt the same need. They have provided us with the support to give crate late model racers a great place to compete.”
The first track to commit to host an event, even before the formal announcement, was Anderson (Ind.) Speedway. The Jegs/CRA All-Star Tour presented by GM Performance Products will feature a 10 to 12-race schedule at tracks ranging from a quarter-mile to three-quarters of a mile in length.
Events will generally be 100 to 125 laps depending on the track size, using less than one tank of fuel and four tires. CRA will be developing the complete rules package, event purses and schedule for the tour over the next several weeks.