SALEM, Ind. – Champion Racing Ass’n powered by JEGS officials have released next year’s schedule for the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series season will consist of 15 total races, with 12 of those being points-paying events. Next year will be the 25th season of competition for the template super late model touring series that first raced in 1997.
“We are really excited about the 2021 schedule and celebrating the 25th season of racing with the ARCA/CRA Super Series,” said 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 2021 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 2021 at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Ga., on Jan. 23.
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 in this early season battle.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series will then kick off its points season on April 10 at Anderson (Ind.) Speedway with a 125-lap event, the first of two races on the fast quarter-mile oval that has hosted more series events than any other track.
The series will then head to southern Indiana to one of the original tracks that formed the series back in 1997 in Salem Speedway for an event on April 25.
The series last raced at Salem in June of 2009 when Johnny VanDoorn went to victory lane. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will also be in action at that event.
The series will then head to the Nashville (Tenn.) Fairgrounds Speedway for a 100-lap event on May 8. The event will be a co-sanctioned event with the Southern Super Series and the CARS Tour, and the program will include a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event.
The series will then head to Winchester (Ind.) Speedway for the previously announced Fly Over 150, a new event for the series that will be co-sanctioned by the ARCA Midwest Tour on Tuesday, May 18.
In this part of the season, the schedule has recently featured a visit to legendary Bristol Motor Speedway. However, the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway will not be a part of next season’s schedule.
“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,” track officials said in a statement. “At this time, we have not found a mutually agreeable date in 2021 for the Short Track U.S. Nationals event, but our intentions are to continue working with CRA and partners for its return in 2022.”
On June 9 the series will head to Berlin Raceway, in Marne, Mich., for the Money in the Bank 150. This will be a special non-points, CRA-sanctioned event again in 2021.
The series is tentatively scheduled to return to Michigan for its next event at Flat Rock Speedway on Saturday, June 19, before visiting Jennerstown Speedway in Pennsylvania over Independence Day Weekend again next year.
CRA will co-sanction the 200-lap, $20,000-to-win Jennerstown event with the CARS Tour on July 3. There will also be a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event on the program that weekend.
On Monday, July 12 the series returns to Anderson Speedway for the famed Redbud 400. The Redbud 400 has become one of the signature super late model events in the country.
The series will head back to Michigan for a new event at Birch Run (Mich.) Speedway on Saturday, July 31. The series last raced at Birch Run in 2012, when three-time series champion VanDoorn went to victory lane.
The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will be part of the new event at Birch Run.
The series will stay in Michigan for the Battle at Berlin 251 event on Saturday, Aug. 21 at Berlin Raceway. That event will once again be a combo points event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and the Berlin Raceway super late models.
The Battle at Berlin 251 will be the first playoff event for the series in 2021.
The series will then have a return visit to Winchester (Ind.) Speedway for the traditional Labor Day Weekend event, with the feature on Sunday, Sept. 5. The show will go to a Saturday/Sunday format for 2021, with a built-in rain date on Monday.
The series will then visit Toledo Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 18 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 ARCA/CRA Super Series will crown its tour champion with the 50th running of the prestigious Winchester 400 on Sunday, Oct. 17, in its third visit of the season to Winchester Speedway.
It will be a unique and exciting weekend as CRA celebrates its 25th champion, and Winchester Speedway celebrates the winner of its 50th event running.
The series will close out the year as part of the famed All American 400 weekend at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday, Oct. 31, after the event made a successful return to the series schedule in 2020.
The All American will be a co-sanctioned, non-points event with the Southern Super Series, CARS Tour and the ARCA/Midwest Tour.
2021 ARCA/CRA Super Series Schedule
Date – Venue – Location
Jan. 22-23 – Watermelon Capital Speedway – Cordele, Ga.
April 10 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
April 25 – Salem Speedway – Salem, Ind.
May 8 – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway – Nashville, Tenn.
May 18 – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, Ind.
June 9 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
June 19 – Flat Rock Speedway – Flat Rock, Mich.
July 3 – Jennerstown Speedway – Jennerstown, Pa.
July 12 – Anderson Speedway – Anderson, Ind.
July 31 – Birch Run Speedway – Birch Run, Mich.
Aug. 21 – Berlin Raceway – Marne, Mich.
Sept. 4-5 – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, Ind.
Sept. 18 – Toledo Speedway – Toledo, Ohio
Oct. 16-17 – Winchester Speedway – Winchester, Ind.
Oct. 30-31 – Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway – Nashville, Tenn.