CRA All-Stars Ready For Dixieland Battle


All of the top 2013 series regulars are entered for Saturday’s event including Josh Nelms, Jerrod Foley and Birch Run native Dan Leeck. Nelms is currently third in series points while Foley and Leeck are tied for fourth. Nelms will be in the TK Racing No. 8 car for the first time in 2013 for Friday’s event.

Other series regulars entered include Landon Cling, Brent Downey, Wes Griffith Jr., Tom Woodin, Jimmy Novak, Jay Sommers and Jordan Miller. 2012 series regular Brandon Hermiller is entered. Hermiller is the nephew of former ARCA Racing Series great Tim Steele and is racing mostly ARCA/CRA Super Series events in 2013.

A huge contention of Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year Presented by Howe Racing candidates are entered including Dominque Van Wieringen, the Howe Racing Rookie of the Race Year points leader heading into Friday’s event. Other registered rookies entered include, Corey Dueser, Hunter Baize, Jake Griffin, Kody Evans, Mark Jacobs, Jaxson Jacobs, Cole Glasson and Brad Cororan.

There are also several local drivers entered for Friday’s event who compete with the series on a part time basis including former Outlaw Late Model competitor Eric Lee, along with Curt Genow and Kyle Hayden. Illinois racer D.J. Weltmeyer, son of famed Mid-west racer Dave Weltmeyer, is entered to make his series 2013 debut on Friday as well as two time CRA Late Model Sportsman Series Champion Keith Sterkowitz, who will behind the wheel of the No. 11 Lisa Trgovich car for the first time on Friday. Ohio Modified ace Mike Stacy is entered in the JVM No. 7 that was piloted by Robbie Pyle at the Columbus event.