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CRA Super Series reveals 2020 schedule

The central midwestern SLM tour enters Year 24 of competitive racing

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The 2020 ARCA/CRA Super Series schedule was released on Thursday and includes 11 points-paying races and three exhibition events.

This is the 24th season of competition for the Indiana-based template touring Late Model sanctioning body.

“We are really excited about the 2020 schedule with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “Our 24th season will provide our drivers with a great variety of challenging races on some of the best racetracks in the nation, with some of the most prestigious Late Model events in the country.”

TOURING SCHEDULES: CARS Tour |  Midwest Tour | TUNDA SLM Series| PASS North & National | NASCAR Modified Tour | NASCAR Pintys | Pretoria Race Alliance | Southern Super Series | ACTTri Track

This will also be the fourth season that CRA has operated with the Chase for the Championship playoff format. That culminates with a NASCAR-style championship race at the prestigious Winchester 400 in Winchester, Indiana.

The points-paying CRA Super Series schedule will begin on Saturday, April 18 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, Indiana. The 125-lap race is the only Super Late Model race at the high-banked quarter-mile prior to July’s prestigious Redbud 400.

The series will then head to the famous Fairgrounds Speedway in Nashville, Tennessee for a 100-lap event on Sunday, May 3rd. The event will be a co-sanctioned event with the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour and the race program will include a CRA JEGS Tour Pro Late Model event.

The series will then head to Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the U.S. Nationals, an event that will once again be co-sanctioned by the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour on Saturday, May 30th. The Super Late Model portion will again be a 100-lap, $10,000 to win feature.

The series will head to Michigan for its next event at Flat Rock Speedway on Saturday, June 20.

The series will then visit Jennerstown Speedway for the first time and the first ever series event in the state of Pennsylvania over July 4th Weekend. The CRA Super Series will co-sanction that event alongside the CARS Tour. The race pays a whopping $20,000-to-win. There will also be a CRA Jegs Tour Pro Late Model race that weekend.

The Redbud 400 is scheduled for Monday, July 13 following the NASCAR Cup Series weekend at Kentucky Speedway.

The series will head back to Kalamazoo Speedway located just outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan, for a special Wednesday night event on August 5 for the regular season finale. More details on this event will be released at a later date.

This is where the CRA Super Series Chase for the Championship begins.

REGIONAL SCHEDULES: South Boston | Langley | Motor Mile | Hickory | Stafford

The playoffs start in Michigan for the $20,000-to-win Battle at Berlin 250 on Saturday August 15 at Berlin Raceway — a co-sanctioned points race for the CRA Super Series, CRA JEGS Tour Pro Late Models and the Berlin Raceway Super Late Models.

The second race of the playoffs will be the World Stock Car festival on Monday, September 7.

The series will then visit Toledo Speedway on Saturday, September 19 for a $5,000 to win 100-lap event, as part of the famed Glass City 200, which will also include a 100 lap event for the outlaw-bodied ARCA Late Models.

The template portion will serve as the final race of the playoffs to determine the Championship Four.

The ARCA/CRA Super Series will crown their 2020 Tour Champion with the 49th running of the prestigious Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 11th, in its second visit of the season to Winchester Speedway.

As for the exhibition races: The CRA Super Series will open 2020 with Speedfest at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia on Friday and Saturday January 24-25. The non-points races attracts teams from all over the continent traveling south to escape winter and scratch the racing itch.

On Monday June 8, the tour will head to Berlin Raceway for the $20,000 to win Money in the Bank 150.

The series will also be part of the famed All American 400 Weekend at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville on Sunday, November 1st. This will be a co-sanctioned non-points event with the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour.

The complete schedule can be found below.

2020 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS

Exhibition races italicized

Sat-Sun Jan 24-25 | Watermelon Capital Speedway | Cordele GA
Sat Apr 18 | Anderson Speedway | Anderson IN
Sun May 3 | Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville | Nashville TN
Fri-Sat May 29-May 30 | Bristol Motor Speedway | Bristol TN
Mon Jun 8 | Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway | Marne MI
Sat Jun 20 | Flat Rock Speedway | Flat Rock MI
Sat Jul 4 | Jennerstown Speedway w/ CARS | Jennerstown PA
Mon Jul 13 | Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway | Anderson IN
Wed Aug 5 |  Kalamazoo Speedway | Kalamazoo MI
Sat Aug 15 | Battle at Berlin at Berlin Raceway | Marne MI
Sun-Mon Sept 6-7| Winchester Speedway | Winchester IN
Sat Sept 19 | Toledo Speedway | Toledo OH
Sat-Sun Oct 10-11 | Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway | Winchester IN
Sun Nov 1 | All American 400 at Fairgrounds Nashville | Nashville TN

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Matt Weaver is the owner and founder of Short Track Scene. Weaver grew up in the sport, having raced himself before becoming a reporter in college at the University of South Alabama. He is also the associate motorsports editor of Autoweek Magazine and its website, which allows him to cover the highest levels of the sport.

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