Salem, IN (April 7, 2021) – The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will kick off their 2021 season with the running of the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 as part of the 10th Annual CRA Cabin Fever Championships at Kil-Kare Raceway, located just outside of Xenia, Ohio this Sunday, April 11th. The 10th Annual CRA Cabin Fever Championships will also feature the season opening events for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks and the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models, as well as the second race of the 2021 season for the Vore’s Compact Touring Series.
2021 will be the 16th season of competition for the series that crowned its first Champion in 2006. Past Champions include Keith Sterkowitz in 2006 and 2011, Billy Hutson in 2007 and 2020, Tony Dager in 2008, Charlie Hanna in 2009 and 2010, K.C. Spillers in 2012 and was the 2017 Drivers Champion, Mark Lambert in 2013, Greg Van Alst in 2014, Jason Atkinson in 2015, Eddie Van Meter in 2016, Jason Neal was the 2017 Owners Champion, Tony Brutti in 2018, and Zachary Tinkle in 2019.
The Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman event on April 11th will be the first of two that CRA officials have worked out as an Open Challenge format to bring the best Late Model Sportsman drivers from the Midwest together for two Open Late Model Sportsman Challenge events at Kil-Kare Raceway. In the spirit of trying to make things work for multiple rule packages, but still remembering it is a points event for CRA regulars, officials have worked to build a set of rules for the event with compromise between CRA Rules and Area Late Model Rules. The Open Late Model Sportsman Challenge events will pay $1,200 to win, plus a $500 bonus if the same driver can win both events and two $250 random draw bonuses from the drivers that compete in both events. The second Open Late Model Sportsman Challenge event at Kil-Kare Raceway will be held on Sunday, July 25th.
The Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 will feature extra payout for all Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman competitors from Platinum Express/Platinum Motorsports, including a $71 cash bonus to every driver competing in the event and $171 cash bonus to the events Fast Qualifier and a $171 cash bonus for a Hardcharger Award to the driver advancing the most positions in the event. The winner of the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 will receive a personalized memorial banner from the organizers of the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71.
A stout field of competitors is entered for the Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 including multi-time Kil-Kare Late Model Champion Justin Alsip, winner of the last Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman event at Kil-Kare in 2019. Also entered are series regulars Billy Huston, Cassten Everidge, and Cory Adams. I tough group of Ohio drivers are entered including Chad Pendleton, Zach Stacy, Bill Browning, Jason Timmerman, Jess Drook, Caleb Reschar, Brad Yunker and Ryan Fleming. Michigan racer Kyle Worley is also entered.
Two-time ASA National Tour Champion Gary St. Amant will get back behind the wheel for car owners Jim and Anita Newman to race in Sunday’s Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71. St. Amant was a fixture on the ASA National Tour from 1986 through 2004, winning 21 total races. It will be his first time to race since the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman event at Kil-Kare Raceway in 2019.
On Sunday April 11th pit gates will open at 10:00am. Practice will begin at 12noon. Qualifying will begin at 2:30pm. The race program is set to begin at 4pm with a 20 lap B-Main for the Vores Compact Touring Series, then the 30-lap feature for the Victory Custom Trailer CRA Junior Late Models, then the 35 lap A-Main for the Vores Compact Touring Series, followed by the 75 lap Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks season opener. The Bobby Jack’s Memorial 71 season opening event for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman will close out the day of racing.
General Admission tickets will be on sale at the gate on Sunday, adults for $15, children 6 to 12 will be $5, children 5 and under are free. More event information on the 10th Annual CRA Cabin Fever Championships, including the schedule of events and the Open Late Model Sportsman Challenge rules, as well as information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.