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Flat Rock, Grundy County Added To JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

SALEM, Ind. – Champion Racing Association powered by JEGS officials have satisfied both TBA dates that were listed on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour schedule when it was officially released on Dec. 10.

The series will visit Flat Rock (Mich.) Speedway on Saturday, June 18 and visit Grundy County Speedway in Morris, Ill., on Friday, July 22.

The June 18 event at Flat Rock Speedway will be the series first event at that track that has been a staple of the ARCA/CRA Super Series for many seasons.

The 125-lap event will be a combo points event for both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour with a winner declared for both series, similar to what both series did in 2019 and ’21 at Berlin Raceway.

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Carson Hocevar won the ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Flat Rock last year while Brian Bergakker picked up his first ever CRA win at that event in 2019, Brian Campbell won in ’17, Hunter Baize won in ’15, Travis Braden won in ’14 and Scott Hantz won in ’13 and ’12.

Flat Rock Speedway was originally on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour schedule in 2019 and ’20, but inclement weather and the COVID-19 pandemic nixed the respective events. 

The July 22 Chicagoland Showdown 100 presented by McMahon Transport at Grundy County Speedway will also be the series first event at that track.

The ARCA/CRA Super Series had one event at the one-third-mile, high-banked oval on June 12, 2005.

Forty-three cars showed up for the event with several local cars trying to get their first ever CRA win that day.

Wisconsin native Jeremy Lepak picked up the win in the 125-lap event in his first ever start with the series. Multi-time Grundy County Speedway champion Eddie Hoffman is a nine-time winner with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and a two-time winner with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. He’s also the track’s reigning Late Model champion.

“CRA reached out to us about having an event, and the deal came together pretty quickly with the help of McMahon Transport,” said Grundy County Speedway promoter Steve Bechtel. “We are excited to bring this show to the fans in the Chicagoland area.”

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour has competed in the state of Illinois once prior, that event took place in the series inaugural season in 2011 at Rockford Speedway. Current NASCAR Cup Series driver Erik Jones got the win that day on his way to claiming the series 2011 inaugural Championship.

“We are really looking forward to having JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour events at Flat Rock Speedway and Grundy County Speedway during the 2022 season,” said R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with CRA. “Both tracks have a ton of history and put on great races. Both tracks bring a lot to the great diversity to the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 2022 schedule.”

The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will kick off its season with an exhibition 100-lap event as part of SpeedFest 2022 at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga., on Jan. 28-29.

For more information, visit www.cra-racing.com

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