The 2019 ARCA-CRA Super Series schedule was released on Friday and includes 11 points-paying races and three exhibition events.
The campaign will be the 23rd such for the template SLM tour that travels through Tennesee, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Its first season was 1997.
“We are really excited about the 2019 schedule with the ARCA-CRA Super Series,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “Our 23rd season will provide our drivers with a great variety of challenging races on some of the best race tracks in the nation, with some of the most prestigious Late Model events in the country.”
This will also be the third season that CRA has operated with the Chase for the Championship playoff format. That culminates with a championship race at the prestigious Winchester 400 in Winchester, Indiana.
The points-paying schedule will begin on Saturday, April 6th at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana, with a 125 lap event, the first of two events on the fast quarter mile oval. The series will then travel to Toledo Speedway, located in Toledo, on Saturday, April 20th for a 100 lap event with the outlaw-bodied ARCA Late Models also having a 100 lap feature. That event will be the first of two series events at Toledo Speedway in 2019.
The series will then head to the famous Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee for a 100 lap event on May 4th. The event will be a co-sanctioned event with the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour and the race program will be headlined by the ARCA Racing Series.
The tour will then head to Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the third annual U.S. Short Track Nationals, an event that will be co-sanctioned by the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour on Friday-Saturday May 30th & June 1st. That event will be a 100 lap, $10,000 to win event again in 2019.
On Monday, July 15th the series returns to Anderson Speedway for the famed Redbud 400. The event returned to a Monday show last season, and will be held the Monday after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Kentucky Speedway. The series will then head to Baer Field Motorsports Park in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Saturday, July 27th.
The Chase for the Championship will begin on Wednesday, August 7 at Kalamazoo Speedway on Wednesday, August 7. It will be the companion race for the Outlaw Late Model Kalamazoo Klash that same night.
The playoffs will resume with its first of two visits to the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway located in Winchester, Indiana for the World Stock Car Festival over Labor Day Weekend, with the feature event on Monday, September 2nd
The elimination race for the Chase for the Championship will take place on September 21st with a 100-lapper at Toledo Speedway in Ohio. This race will be the precursor to the Glass City 200 Outlaw Late Model spectacular.
The ARCA-CRA Super Series will crown its 2019 Tour Champion with the 48th running of the prestigious Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 13th. That race will feature four championship eligible drivers, NASCAR style, racing for the championship with the highest finisher amongst them taking the honors.
There will also be three exhibition races on the schedule.
The 2019 racing season kicks off with the traditional non-points opener for both the ARCA-CRA Super Series and the JEGS-CRA All-Stars Tour with CRA SpeedFest 2019 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia on Saturday and Sunday, January 25th & 26th.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series race will be a 200 lap event, counting yellow flag laps up to lap 175. This event has traditionally attracted the best Super Late Model drivers from both the North and the South for an early-season showdown.
On Monday, June 10th the series will head to Berlin Raceway, in Marne, Michigan for the $20,000 to win Money in the Bank 150. This will be a special non-points CRA sanctioned event again in 2019. The series stays in Michigan for its next event at Flat Rock Speedway on Saturday, June 22nd.
The series will then head to the famed Lucas Oil Raceway, located just outside of Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday, September 7th. That event will be the Speed51 Super Select, a winner-take-all invitational non-points race that will pay the winner up to $10,000. The event was cancel in 2018 because of heavy rain.
The complete CRA Super Series schedule can be found below.
2019 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS
Exhibition races italicized
Sat./Sun., January 25-26 Watermelon Capital Speedway 200 laps
Sat, April 6 Anderson Speedway 125 laps
Saturday, April 20 Toledo Speedway 100 laps
Saturday, May 5 Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville 100 laps
Fri./Sat., May 30-June 1 Bristol Motor Speedway 100 laps
Monday, June 10 Berlin Raceway 150 laps
Saturday, June 22 Flat Rock Speedway 125 laps
Monday, July 15 Anderson Speedway 400 laps
Saturday, July 27 Baer Field Motorsports Park 100 laps
Wednesday, August 7 Kalamazoo Speedway 125 laps
Sun./Mon., September 1-2 Winchester Speedway 100 laps
Saturday, September 7 Lucas Oil Raceway 75 laps
Saturday, September 21 Toledo Speedway 100 laps
Sat./Sun., October 12-13 Winchester Speedway 400 laps