SALEM, Ind. – Champion Racing Ass’n powered by JEGS officials have officially released the 2019 schedule for the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series season will consist of 14 races, 11 of which will be points-paying events. It will mark the 23rd season of competition for the template super late model touring series that first raced in 1997.
“We are really excited about the 2019 schedule with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” said CRA managing partner R.J. Scott. “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!”
CRA will continue the Chase for the Championship format for determining a series champion for the upcoming season. The playoff format has produced more teams competing for a championship in every CRA division, both in 2017 and in 2018.
The 2019 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, Ga., on Jan. 25-26.
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 some of the top super late model drivers from both the North and the South for an early-season battle.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series will then kick off its 2019 point season on Saturday, April 6 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway with a 125 lap event, the first of two events on the fast quarter-mile oval.
The series will then travel to Toledo (Ohio) Speedway on April 20 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 in 2019.
The series will then head to the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Tennessee for a 100-lap event on May 4. The event will be co-sanctioned by the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour and the race program will also include the ARCA Racing Series.
The series will then head to Bristol Motor Speedway as part of the third annual Short Track U.S. Nationals, an event that will be co-sanctioned by the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour on May 30-June 1.
The Bristol event will be a 100-lap, $10,000-to-win event again in 2019.
On Monday, June 10 the series will head to Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich., for the $20,000-to-win Money in the Bank 150. This will be a non-points CRA-sanctioned event again in 2019.
The series stays in Michigan for its next event at Flat Rock Speedway on June 22.
On Monday, July 15 the series returns to Anderson Speedway for the famed Redbud 400. The event returned to a Monday event 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 on July 27.
After that, a visit to Kalamazoo Speedway is on tap as part of the Kalamazoo Klash event on Wednesday, Aug. 7. That event will be the first Chase event for the series.
The series will then make its first of two visits to Winchester Speedway for the traditional World Stock Car Festival over Labor Day Weekend, with the feature event on Monday, Sept. 2. This event will be the second Chase event for the series.
The series will then head to the famed Lucas Oil Raceway on Saturday, Sept. 7 for 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 due to heavy rain.
The second visit to Toledo Speedway on Sept. 21 is a 100-lap event as part of the Glass City 200, which will also include a 100-lap event for the outlaw-bodied ARCA Late Models. That event will be the third Chase event for the series.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series will crown its 2019 champion with the 48th running of the Winchester 400 on Sunday, Oct. 13, in its second visit of the season to Winchester.
2019 ARCA/CRA Super Series Schedule
Jan. 25-26 – Watermelon Capital Speedway – Cordele, Ga.
April 6 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
April 20 – Toledo Speedway – Toledo, Ohio
May 5 – Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville – Nashville, Tenn.
May 30-June 1 – Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tenn.
June 10 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
June 22 – Flat Rock Speedway – Flat Rock, Mich.
July 15 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
July 27 – Baer Field Motorsports Park – Fort Wayne, Ind.
Aug. 7 – Kalamazoo Speedway – Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sept. 1-2 – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, Ind.
Sept. 7 – Lucas Oil Raceway – Brownsburg, Ind.
Sept. 21 – Toledo Speedway – Toledo, Ohio
Oct. 12-13 – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, Ind.