CRA Forced To Move SpeedFest To Showtime

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SALEM, Ind. – Crisp Motorsports Park and Champion Racing Ass’n officials announced Tuesday that CRA SpeedFest 2021 will not be held in Cordele, Ga., on Jan. 22-23 as originally scheduled.

Track representatives informed CRA Monday that local health officials notified the track that they should not host SpeedFest as scheduled in January due to the spike in local COVID cases and deaths.

Instead, Showtime Speedway in Pinellas Park, Fla., will host the event on Jan. 22-23.

CRA SpeedFest 2021 will once again consist of a $10,000-to-win ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS non-point, 200-lap super late model event with controlled cautions, as well as a $5,000-to-win JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance non-point 125-lap pro late model event.

“Based on the high numbers and continued increase of local COVID cases, along with the warnings and documentation we have received from health officials, we have deemed it necessary to not host the event this year,” Crisp Motorsports Park owner Wayne Lyle said in a statement. “The uncertainty of the situation in the coming weeks also made it impossible to realistically look at rescheduling at CMP any time during this traditional off season.

“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. SpeedFest at CMP has grown over the years and is a prestigious event. SpeedFest is so special to us and our community. This event is always great and it also gives our local economy such a boost. All that being said, the safety of everyone is still our number one priority.”