CONCORD, NC (March 14, 2012) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series is known throughout the short track racing scene as one of the toughest and most-respected touring series in the country. Super Late Model gladiators from throughout the Midwest and beyond battle each week in fender-to-fender battles at some of the country’s most prestigious racing facilities.
The on-track action coupled with some of the country’s top short track racing talent behind the wheel has made the ARCA/CRA Super Series a hot ticket wherever it may be on a given weekend. But, because not all fans have the ability to attend each race, the ARCA/CRA Super Series has teamed up with the short track racing news and information leader, Speed51.com, to bring all the action to the fans at home.
For the second-straight season, Speed 51 Radio will feature a live radio broadcast at each of the ARCA/CRA Super Series events in 2012, beginning with the first point’s event of the year at Indiana’s Anderson Speedway on April 14th.
“This is big news for everyone involved with CRA; the tracks, fans, racers and sponsors,” said Glenn Luckett, CRA Director and Co-Owner. “The exposure for the track’s event sponsors will be great, as well as the team’s sponsors. All of the tracks will benefit from the continued CRA exposure.”
Nothing can replace the excitement and energy from actually being at the track, live and in person. But for those people unable to travel, it allows them to follow their favorite teams throughout the entire season, and keeps them fired up about coming out to the races when CRA visits a track in their area. The benefits are tremendous for everyone, and thanks to Speed51, 2012 is going to be an even more exciting season for the tracks, fans, racers and sponsors.”
“The ARCA/CRA Super Series is widely known as one of the best short track series in America and we’re proud that their fans who can’t make it to the track can follow the action and their favorite drivers on our Speed 51 Radio broadcasts,” said Bob Dillner, NASCAR on SPEED broadcaster and owner of 51 Sports, the parent company of Speed 51 Radio. “Glenn and R.J. (Scott, series Co-Owner) do everything they can to get as much exposure for their teams, tracks and sponsors. We are looking forward to being another entity for them to do that while also bringing fans inside all the action from each CRA stop this season.”
The first Speed 51 Radio broadcast will be on April 14th, the series’ season-opener, at Anderson. One of the biggest supporters of the radio broadcasts is Anderson Speedway owner Rick Dawson.
“The Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway is a perfect example of the benefits of the radio broadcasts,” said Dawson. “Speed51 came on board at the Redbud at Anderson in recent years, when the event became a regular staple on the CRA schedule. Their broadcasts highlighted the history of the race, as well as told the story of some of the most exciting races of the season anywhere. We feel like we put on a great event, and the telling of the story by Speed51.com and Speed 51 Radio has helped re-elevate the Redbud 300 to the national significance that it held for years. We see each year an increase in the talented drivers that want to get the exposure from the pursuit of their desire to put a Redbud 300 victory on their racing resume and Speed 51 Radio’s broadcasts help bring all that about.”
Speed 51 Radio will broadcast all 15 ARCA/CRA events this season, having already been on site for the first early-season, non-points event of the year, SpeedFest 2012 in February at Georgia’s Watermelon Capital Speedway. Some of the most prestigious events in the country such as the Winchester 400, the Redbud 300 and the Rowdy 251 will all be a part of the Speed 51 Radio CRA schedule.
The 15 race broadcasts will originate from Indiana tracks Winchester and Lucas Oil Raceway, Ohio facilities Toledo Speedway and Shady Bowl Speedway, Michigan speedplants such as Berlin Raceway, Springport Motor Speedway, Dixie Motor Speedway and Flat Rock Speedway. Speed 51 Radio will also be on hand for the September 15th CRA National event at Georgia’s Gresham Motorsports Park.
For more information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series, visit www.craracing.net.
Since 2001, Speed51.com has been the home for short track news, behind-the-scenes stories and in-depth race coverage and radio broadcasts of series all around the country, from ARCA and NASCAR’s Touring Divisions, to the Super Late Model and Modified series and much more. 51 is the Official News Website of such major short track racing events as the Snowball Derby and the Howie Lettow Memorial at Milwaukee. Speed 51 Radio is also the exclusive production team for NASCAR Home Tracks Radio and the ARCA/CRA Super Series, as well as the 45th Annual Snowball Derby in December.
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