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CRA Super Series Sets 2021 Schedule

The series loses Bristol but gains The Salem Speedway

CRA Super Series

The 2021 Champion Racing Association Super Series will consist of 12 points paying events across five states. The schedule also includes three marquee non-points events co-sanctioned by many the most prestigious sanctioning bodies and tracks across the country.

This will also be the 25th season of competition for the CRA Super Series that first race in 1997.

“We are really excited about the 2021 schedule and celebrating the 25th season of racing with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “Our 25th 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.”

The season will begin on Sunday January 23 with the non-points Speedfest event at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia. A non-points Pro Late Model race will remain on the undercard for 300 combined laps of competition.

The other exhibition races include the Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway on Wednesday, June 9 and the All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Oct. 31. The Money in the Bank is sanctioned by the CRA, while the All-American is co-sanctioned by the CRA, Southern Super Series, Midwest Tour and CARS Tour.

The regular season will include eight races that transition into the four race Chase for the Championship playoff format that has been used since 2017.

The tracks on the points-paying calendar include Anderson Speedway, Salem Speedway, Nashville, Flat Rock Speedway, Jennerstown Speedway, Birch Run Speedway, Toledo Speedway and Winchester Speedway.

The race at Salem marks the first time Super Late Models competed at the high banks since 2009 when Johnny VanDoorn went to Victory Lane.

The CRA Nashville Fairgrounds event on May 8 is co-sanctioned by the Southern Super Series and CARS Tour.

A new event at Winchester has been added to Tuesday May 18 — the Flyover States 150 co-sanctioned by the Midwest Tour.

The season also includes two other stops at Winchester, on Sept. 4-5 for the World Stock Car Festival, and the legendary Winchester 400 on Oct. 16-17 to decide every CRA championship under the final four format currently used by all three NASCAR national touring divisions.

This will be the 50th running of the Winchester 400.

The prestigious Redbud 400 is scheduled for Monday, July 12 at Anderson Speedway.

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Absent from the schedule this year is the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway. With Thunder Valley expanding its spring slate to include several dirt events, including one for the NASCAR Cup Series, a date could not be found to continue the Late Model, Street Stocks and Compact Car event.

Bristol Motor Speedway provided the following statement:

“As Bristol Motor Speedway continues to develop its unprecedented 2021 schedule with unique opportunities and first-time NASCAR dirt races, we continue to work with current partners on alternative dates and options. At this time, we have not found a mutually agreeable date in 2021 for the U.S. Short Track Nationals event, but our intentions are to continue working with CRA and partners for its return in 2022.”

2021 CRA SUPER SERIES SCHEDULE

Fri./Sat., January 22-23 | Watermelon Capital Speedway | 200 Laps
Saturday, April 10 | Anderson Speedway | 125 Laps
Saturday, April 24  | Salem Speedway| 100 Laps
Saturday, May 8 |Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway | 100 Laps
Tuesday, May 18 | Winchester Speedway|150 Laps
Wednesday, June 9 | Berlin Raceway |150 Laps
Saturday, June 19 | Flat Rock Speedway | 125 Laps
Saturday, July 3 | Jennerstown Speedway | 200 Laps
Monday, July 12 | Anderson Speedway | 400 Laps
Saturday, July 31 | Birch Run Speedway | 100 Laps
Saturday, August 21 | Berlin Raceway | 251 Laps
Sat./Sun., September 4-5 | Winchester Speedway | 100 Laps
Saturday, September 18 | Toledo Speedway| 100 Laps
Sat./Sun., October 16-17 | Winchester Speedway | 400 Laps
Sat./Sun., October 30-31 | Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway | 300 Laps

Italics denotes non-points events

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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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