Flat Rock, MI (Friday, June 18, 2021) - Champion Racing Association (CRA) is set to invade Flat Rock Speedway on Saturday, June 19 with one of the more popular events on the schedule. The ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Victory Custom Trailers CRA Junior Late Models will make their one and only appearance of 2021 at the quarter-mile bullring. The Super Series will battle in the Vandoorn Racing Development 125, while the Junior Late Models will stage a 25 lap feature event.
Some of the top late model drivers in the region will go head to head, in hopes of conquering "The Rock". Leading the way is a driver that is no stranger to competing in Michigan. Carson Hocevar returns to his roots less than two weeks after he dominated the Money in the Bank 150 at Berlin Raceway, cracking the bank for the second season in a row. The Portage, Michigan youngster has had a busy 2021 so far, finding time to go Late Model racing, while staying busy with his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series ride with Niece Motorsports. Hocevar currently leads in the Rookie of the Year standings in that series.
There are also several other drivers who are hoping to ruin Hocevar's homecoming. Hunter Jack, the current point leader in 2021 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series is hoping to continue his hot start. The Auburn, Indiana native has two top five finishes this season and is looking to secure his first series victory. Scott Tomasik has had a nice start to his 2021 season with two top 5's as well, and is sitting second in the championship standings behind Jack.
There is no shortage of entries that may have a bit of an advantage. Outlaw Super Late Model hot shoes Harold Fair Jr., Justin Schroeder, Eric Lee, Jeff Vrsek, and Hayden Sprague will be trying to use their experience at Flat Rock to lead them to victory lane. All have found wins there in the past in an Outlaw, with Schroeder and Lee being former track champions.
A driver that may be looking for redemption is Kyle Crump. Crump had a dominating performance going last month during the Joy Fair Memorial 100, only to retire due to mechanical issues. Other drivers set to do battle with experience at The Rock include Steve Dorer, Jimmy Tucker, and Ethan Stadniczuk. Stadniczuk made his first Super Series start at Anderson Speedway last month.
Carson Lucas is looking to notch his first victory at Flat Rock in the CRA Junior Late Models, and expand his points lead over Kaden White. The DTS Drive Train Specialist Street Stocks, one of Flat Rock's weekly divisions, will also be in action.
The afternoon kicks off with the Pit Gates opening at 1:30pm. ARCA/CRA Super Series practice and the Ticket Office opens at 4:00pm. with the first green flag scheduled for 7:00pm. For more information on this event or others, go to www.flatrockspeedway.com.
Story - Rich Frantz, Horsepower Happenings
Photo - Rand Thompson, Level Pebble Racing