Salem, IN (March 31, 2015) - Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have announced the second group of entries that have arrived for the season opening ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS 7-UP 100 on April 11th at Toledo Speedway, located in Toledo, Ohio. The event will once again have the best of the ARCA/CRA Super Series battling the best of the ARCA Midwest Tour. The ARCA Royal Truck & Trailer Gold Cup Outlaw Late Models will also be a part of this year’s event with their own 100 lap feature.
Topping the list of the latest entries for the 7-UP 100 is Lakeville, Minnesota racer Joey Miller. Miller was the 2005 ARCA Racing Series Rookie of the Year, scoring five wins and finishing second in series Championship points. Miller also competed in several NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events during the 2006 season. Miller has not raced a lot since then while running his family business, making a couple of ARCA Racing Series starts and a hand full of ARCA/CRA Super Series and ARCA Midwest Tour starts. Miller’s best ARCA/CRA Super Series finish was at Toledo Speedway in 2010 were he finished second to Johnny VanDoorn after being the events Fast Qualifier. Miller looks to compete in more Super Late Model events in 2015 starting with the 7-UP 100.
Also entered is 2014 ARCA Midwest Tour Champion and Rookie of the Year Ty Majeski, who won the ARCA/CRA Super Series/ARCA Midwest Tour combo event at Illiana Motor Speedway last season. The Seymour, Wisconsin native picked up a win at New Smyrna Speedway in February during the World Series of Stock Car Racing, where he also led the points for some time until a hard crash ended his run for that Championship. Majeski looks to defend his ARCA Midwest Tour Championship in 2015 while making selected starts with the ARCA/CRA Super Series.
Michigan native Terry Senneker Jr. has also filed an entry for the 7-UP 100. Senneker has been a top Outlaw Late Model competitor in the region while also building his Senneker Performance chassis company, which has dominated Outlaw Late Model racing in recent years. Senneker has been a consistent winner in all the big Outlaw Late Model events throughout Indiana, Ohio and Michigan over the past several years, including winning the prestigious Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway in 2012. Senneker’s best ARCA/CRA Super Series finish to date was a second at Berlin Raceway in May of last year.
Several ARCA/CRA Super Series regulars have entered including 2014 Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year Wes Griffith Jr., 2013 Rookie of the Year Ali Kern, Canadian Brandon Watson, Ohio racer Nick Gullatta and Indiana competitor Eddie Van Meter. 2015 Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year candidate Tom Woodin has entered. Veteran Ohio Modified and Outlaw Late Model racer Mike Stacy is entered, driving for the Bill Burba owned machine.
19 year old Roscoe, Illinois competitor Austin Nason has entered to make his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut at Toledo. Nason will compete for the ARCA Midwest Tour Championship in 2015 and make selected starts with the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Nason has won in local Super Late Model events and with the Big 8 Series.
The above listed drivers join the already strong group of drivers already entered for the 7-UP 100 including Brian Campbell, Travis Braden, Eddie Hoffman, Cody Coughlin, Rick Turner, Brandon Oakley, Paul Shafer Jr., Matt Hall, Brett Robinson, Mike Lichtfeld, Grant Quinlan, Hunter Baize and Jordan Pruitt. Additional entries for the 7-UP 100 are expected to continue to arrive over the next week leading up to the event. Entry forms and additional information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
Things will begin at Toledo Speedway with an Open Practice on Friday, April 10th. Pits will open at 11am with hauler parking. Tech will open at 1pm. Open Practice will go from 3 to 7pm. At 7:30pm there will be a dinner at the Toledo Speedway Bar/Grille, anyone who purchased a pit pass for Friday’s practice will receive a complimentary dinner.
Pit Gates open on Saturday, April 11th at 8am, ARCA/CRA Super Series practice will go from 10 to 11am. ARCA Gold Cup Outlaw Late Model practice will go from 11am until 12 noon. Qualifying will begin at 1pm, for both groups. There will be an on track Autograph Session with all the drivers following qualifying. The race program will begin at 3pm with any Last Chance Races. The 7-UP 100 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will be the first feature, the ARCA Gold Cup Outlaw Late Model 100 lap feature will follow. Additional event information can be found at www.toledospeedway.com.
51 TV will have a live pay-per-view broadcast of the 7-UP Twin 100′s Presented by Royal Truck & Trailer featuring the ARCA/CRA Super Series and ARCA Midwest Tour in a 100-lap battle and the 100-lap main event for the ARCA Royal Truck & Trailer Gold Cup Outlaw Late Models. Go to www.speed51.com to order the live pay-per-view broadcast.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.