ASA/CRA Super Series
Byron to Compete in the Circle City 100 at Indianapolis Raceway Park
Jul 20, 2022
Salem, IN (July 26, 2022) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will resume their 26th Anniversary Season Presented by Team Construction this Saturday in the Fireball Whiskey Circle City 100 at the legendary Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, located just outside of Brownsburg, Indiana. Saturday night’s event will be the 32nd series event held at IRP, Brian Campbell and Brian Ross are tied for the most series wins at IRP with four apiece. Other notable series winners at IRP include NASCAR competitors Kyle Busch, Erik Jones, Daniel Hemric, John-Hunter Nemechek and NASCAR Championship winning Crew Chief Chris Gabehart.
The Fireball Whiskey Circle City 100 is part of a huge weekend of racing at Indianapolis Raceway Park that will see the return of the Camping World NASCAR Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series on Friday, July 29th. The Circle City Twin 200’s on Saturday will include the Fireball Whisky Circle City 100 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks in a 100 lap Cowboy, Come! Canning & Distillery Four Crown Mini-Series event. The Vore’s Compact Touring Series will also be in action with two feature events.
Saturday’s event will be the seventh points event of the season for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. The series started its 2022 points season at Anderson Speedway on April 9th where Eddie Van Meter got the win. Casey Roderick won the second event of the season on April 24th at Salem Speedway. NASCAR Cup Series competitor William Byron picked up his first ever CRA win in the series’ third event of the season, the North/South Super Late Model Shootout at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway on May 7th. Kyle Crump got the win in the series’ fourth event of the season at Jennerstown Speedway on June 4th. Crump picked up his second series victory of the season at the series event on June 18th at Flat Rock Speedway. Sammy Smith was the series most recent winner in the Greg Hubler Automotive Group Redbud 400 on July 16th.
NASCAR Cup Series competitors William Byron and Erik Jones top a very talented list of drivers entered for Saturday’s Fireball Whiskey Circle City 100. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff competitor Carson Hocevar is also entered, Hocevar picked up a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour win at Birch Run Speedway on July 2nd.
Georgia driver Jake Garcia is also entered. Garcia will be racing in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at IRP and will stay an extra day to compete in the Fireball Whiskey Circle City 100. Garcia picked up a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour win at IRP in the 2019 Fall Brawl event.
2022 Redbud 400 winner and 2021 Winchester 400 winner Sammy Smith, who is the current ARCA Menards East Series points leader with three series victories so far in 2022, and the 2021 ARCA Menards East Series Champion, is entered. Smith will compete in Friday night’s ARCA Menards Series event at IRP for the Kyle Busch Motorsports Team.
Michigan racer Brian Campbell is entered as he looks to break the tie with Brian Ross with the most ARCA/CRA Super Series wins at IRP. Campbell has raced mostly at his home track Berlin Raceway in 2022. Campbell is the winningest driver ever with CRA with 40 total wins to date, he is second to Scott Hantz in all time ARCA/CRA Super Series wins with 29 and he is the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour all-time wins leader with 11 of that series wins.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series will be well represented Saturday night led by current series points leader Eddie Van Meter and son Billy, the top series Rookie in 2022. Casey Roderick, who is fifth in series points to date, is also entered. Other CRA drivers entered include Scotty Tomasik, Cassten Everidge, Logan Bearden, Chase Burda and Tommy St. John. Rick Turner, the series all-time starts leader with 249 starts, is entered to make his 2022 series debut.
California racer Dan Holtz is entered to make his series debut Saturday. North Carolina racer Tyler Tanner is entered to make his series debut and IRP debut Saturday night. Michigan racer Blake Rowe is entered to make his 2022 series debut Saturday night, Rowe was the winner of the series Glass City 200 event at Toledo Speedway in 2021.
Pits will open on Saturday, July 30th at 11am. Practice will begin at 2:15pm with the ARCA/CRA Super Series having two 45-minute practice sessions with the one-day format of the event. Qualifying will begin at 6pm. The race program will begin at 7:30pm with the Vore’s Compact Touring Series D&J Sales B4 20, followed by the $5,000 to win Fireball Whisky Circle City 100 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. The Vore’s Compact Touring Series BPG Inspections 25 will be up next, with the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks 100 lap Cowboy, Come Canning & Distillery Four Crown Mini-Series event topping off the night’s racing action.
More information on the Fireball Whisky Circle City Twin 200’s event at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, including advanced ticket sales, is available at www.raceirp.com.
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.