2014 Racing Season Gets Underway This Weekend Down South

mblackwell —  January 24, 2014 | Category: Trackside Program | Comment

The good news is this: CV Products is making an appearance at series races in Georgia and Florida this weekend. The bad news? World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) legend Ric Flare will be a no-show as Grand Marshall of the ARCA CRA Super Series on Saturday and Sunday, due to some other event called the Royal Rumble.

photo 2And while we accept his gracious apology to WWE fans and race fans alike, there’s going to be plenty of other entertainment and 325 laps of late model racing action at the Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Ga.

On top of that, CV Products already has one of our fully stocked tractor-trailers at the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, underway through Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

So you can participate in the smack down action at this Royal Rumble thing, or you can attend one of two exciting racing venues this weekend. The choice is yours.

Zaxby’s SpeedFest 2014  

This ‘festival of fast’ promises participants a 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event, as well as a 125-lap CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Model special non-points event.

Zaxby-SpeedFest-2014Pits open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, with practice at noon and qualifying at 4 p.m., and there’s absolutely no charge for fans in the grandstands. Pits open at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, with spectator gates opening at 11 a.m. The Matthis Brothers will perform behind the grandstands beginning at noon, with an autograph session a half hour later featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup racers David Ragan, Jeff Burton, Joe Nemechek and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Johnny Sauter as well as all the drivers competing in Sunday’s race.

Some of the top entries for this weekend’s events besides David Ragan and Johnny Sauter include John Hunter Nemechek, son of Joe Nemechek, Harrison Burton, son of Jeff Burton, NASCAR Camping World Truck competitor John Wes Townley, plus top late model drivers Bubba Pollard, T.J. Reaid, Jeff Fultz, Clay Rogers, Preston Peltier, Spencer Davis, Hunter Robbins, Donnie Wilson, Anderson Bowen, Korey Ruble, Russell Fleeman and Casey Smith.

The flag drops at 2 p.m. for the Chevrolet Performance 125 CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models, followed by the SpeedFest 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Models.

Series:  ARCA CRA Super Series
When:  Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 25 and 26
Racetrack:  Watermelon Capital Speedway, Cordele, Georgia
Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
For More Info: http://www.cra-racing.com/events/2014/eventinfo_1_26_watermeloncapital.html or http://www.watermeloncapitalspeedway.com/

rolex-24-DaytonaRolex 24 at Daytona

The 24 in the title of this race refers to endurance, with sports car drivers circling a 3.56-mile combined road course for a full 24 hours beginning Saturday and continuing through Sunday.

The race includes portions of a NASCAR tri-oval as well as an infield road course, and this, the 52nd such event, will be covered like a glove by FOX Sports 1 and 2, MRN Radio, and frequent updates on IMSA.com and IMSA’s social media channels.

Series: Tudor United Sportscar Championship
When: Today through Sunday, Jan. 26
Racetrack: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida
Note: CV’s trailer is in the pits and available for people with pit passes only
For More Info: http://www.imsa.com/series/united-sportscar/schedule or http://www.imsa.com/series/united-sportscar/news.



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