CRA Nixes Birch Run Event, Adds Nashville Race


SALEM, Ind. – Birch Run Speedway officials have announced that the CRA event scheduled for Aug. 29 has been canceled because of ongoing restrictions on having spectators attend sporting events in the state of Michigan over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance and the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models were both scheduled to be a part of the Aug. 29 event at Birch Run Speedway.

With that event’s cancelation, Nashville (Tenn.) Fairgrounds Speedway has added a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 lap points event and a Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models 30-lap points race to its scheduled event program for Aug. 29.

That event will be the second JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event so far this season at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Matt Craig won the series Masters of the Pros 150 Presented by Day Racing Products event at Nashville on July 18. The Aug. 29 event will be the first for the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models event on Nashville’s quarter-mile track. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour is also scheduled to be at Nashville for the All-American 400 Weekend on Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

“We had a plan in place that we thought would allow us to proceed with the event on August 29th with spectators,” said Fred Lynch, General Manager at Birch Run Speedway & Event Center. “Unfortunately, after our Governor’s announcement earlier this week on keeping fan restrictions in place in our area because of the COVID 19 pandemic, we realize there was no way we would be able to host that event. It has been great working with everyone at CRA, we really look forward to putting together a huge event with them in 2021. I want to wish everyone good luck with the added event at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.”

“We always look forward to having our events at Birch Run Speedway,” said R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with CRA. “We understand with the current restrictions in Michigan and in the area where the track is located, that it is not possible for them to host our events this year. We look forward to working with Birch Run Speedway to bring CRA back there in 2021. We want to thank Randy Dyce and the staff at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway for stepping up and adding a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 lap event and a Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models event and making it possible for our races to continue to be able to race during this tough time.”

“We have established a great working relationship with The Metropolitan Government of Nashville Health Department and support from The Fairgrounds Nashville to confidently to continue to host safe racing events with fans at our iconic speedway,” said Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway General Manager Scott Menlen.