CRA: Nemechek Surges to SpeedFest 2015 Pole at Watermelon Capital

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CORDELE, Ga. – official release by Doug Donnelly, ARCA – NASCAR photo –

Seventeen-year-old John Hunter Nemechek will start up front in today’s SpeedFest 200 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Georgia, the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS non-points race season opener.

Nemechek, the son of longtime NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek, will start alongside of Chase Elliott, 2014 NASCAR Xfinity Champion and the youngest superspeedway winner in ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards history.

NASCAR veteran David Ragan will line up third with defending ARCA Racing Series SCOTT Rookie of the Year Austin Wayne Self starting 12th. Anderson Bowen, another ARCA Racing Series regular, will line up two spots behind Self.

Self will also start in the 12th position for the SpeedFest 125, the first race of the day.

SpeedFest 2015 consists of a 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Model special non-points event.

The Speedfest 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The SpeedFest 125 for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models will be a four-tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.

Racing begins about 2 p.m. today.


SpeedFest ARCA/CRA Super Series Starting Lineup

1.)    John Hunter Nemechek

2.)    Chase Elliott

3.)    David Ragan

4.)    Scotty Ellis

5.)    Bubba Pollard

6.)    Jordan Pruitt

7.)    Kyle Grissom

8.)    Paul Shafer, Jr.

9.)    Kyle Plott

10.) Harrison Burton

11.) Cole Timm

12.) Austin Wayne Self

13.) Mike Garvey

14.) Anderson Bowen

15.) Dominique Van Wieringen

16.) Dalton Armstrong

17.) Todd Gilliland

18.) Kyle Bryant

19.) Kyle McCallum

20.) Russell Fleeman

21.) Jordan Ives

22.) Chad Finley

23.) Brandon Oakley

24.) Ron Young

25.) Justin Ashburn

26.) Steve Renner

27.) Madeline Crane

28.) John Coffman


JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Starting Lineup

1.)    Derek Scott Jr.

2.)    Justin Ashburn

3.)    Matt Wallace

4.)    Harrison Burton

5.)    Chris Dilbeck

6.)    Riley Thornton

7.)    Dalton Grindle

8.)    Korey Ruble

9.)    Bubba Pollard

10.) John Hunter Nemechek

11.) Chris Hacker

12.) Austin Wayne Self

13.) Fredrick Moore

14.) Josh Adkins

15.) Kody Evans

16.) Chandler Smith

17.) Luke Christian

18.) Christopher Tullis

19.) David Hodges

20.) Jordan McCallum

21.) Justin South

22.) Quinnton Bear

23.) Joe Ross

24.) Marty Wood

25.) T.W. Fisher

26.) Bret Holmes



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