CRA: Stars and Cars Prepping for SpeedFest 2016 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Georgia

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The Championship Racing Association powered by JEGS will be heading south for SpeedFest 2016 this weekend, kicking off its 2016 racing season at beautiful Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Ga.

This will be the 12th straight year CRA has sanctioned the SpeedFest event. USA Int’l Speedway in Lakeland, Fla., hosted the event from 2005 through 2008, it was contested at Lanier National Speedway in Braselton, Ga., from 2009 through 2011 and has been at Crisp Motorsports Park since the 2012 season.

SpeedFest 2016 will consist 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.

The event will see some of the best racers in the country competing in the 325 laps of feature racing action. Some of the top entries for this weekend’s events include 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor John Hunter Nemechek, NASCAR XFINITY Series competitor Brennan Poole, 2015 NASCAR K&N East Series champion William Byron, Brandon Setzer, son of former NASCAR competitor Dennis Setzer, Harrison Burton, son of former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, plus many of the nation’s top late model drivers including Bubba Pollard, Cole Anderson, Ty Majeski, Zane Smith, Steve Dorer, Donnie Wilson, Casey Roderick and Scott Hantz.

There are currently 35 cars entered for the ARCA/CRA Super Series event and 23 cars entered for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event.

CREDIT: Champion Racing Association

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