Berlin Raceway Calls Off Battle At Berlin 251

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The Battle at Berlin 251 has been canceled for this year. (Jim DenHamer photo)

SALEM, Ind. – Berlin Raceway officials have announced that the Battle at Berlin 251 scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15 has been cancelled because of ongoing restrictions on crowd sizes in the state of Michigan due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

That event was scheduled to be a points event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance and the local Berlin late models.

“This is a very tough situation for us, our fans, sponsors and racers to endure,” noted Berlin Raceway President Mike Bursley. “Last year’s 251 saw a great race and great car count and we were looking forwarded to seeing that expand even more this year. COVID-19 has really changed our world and its impact on our racing is undeniable.”

With that event’s cancelation, Anderson Speedway, located in Anderson, Ind., has added an ARCA/CRA Super Series 125-lap event for Saturday, Aug. 15. That event will be the third series event of the season at Anderson Speedway.

Cody Coughlin won the series event at Anderson on June 20, while Carson Hocevar won the July 13 Redbud 400 Presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto at Anderson.

“We always look forward to having events at Berlin Raceway,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with CRA. “We understand with the current restrictions in Michigan and in the area were the track is located, that it is not possible for them to host this great event this year. We look forward to working with Berlin to continue the Battle at Berlin 251 in 2021. We want to thank Rick Dawson for stepping up and adding another series event at Anderson Speedway and making it possible for our races to continue to be able to race during this tough time.”