Defending ARCA Daytona winner Townley entered at Watermelon Capital Speedway this weekend

CORDELE, Georgia – January 24, 2014) – The Zaxby’s SpeedFest 2014 – which includes the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model non-points event – will take place at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, Georgia, this weekend. The event will be chalked full of entertainment and some of the best racers in the country competing in 325 laps of late model racing action.

The Zaxby’s SpeedFest 2014 will consist of a 200 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model special non-points event and a 125-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Pro Late Model special non-points event are the headlining events. The Speedfest 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will have a break at lap 100 and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 175. The Chevrolet Performance 125 for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models will be a four-tire only event and will count yellow flag laps up to lap 100.

The entries include a couple of ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards drivers, including John Wes Townley, who is the defending ARCA winner at Daytona International Speedway who will look to repeat the win at Daytona next month.

Things will kick off with an open practice Friday. The pits will open at 10 a.m. with hauler parking. The track will be open for practice from noon until 6 p.m., with alternating 30 minutes sessions for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models and the ARCA/CRASuper Series Super Late Models. The grandstands will be open with no charge for the fans to come watch.

Pits will open on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., practice will begin at noon. JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model Luke Yoder Construction Qualifying for the Chevrolet Performance 125 will begin at 4:15 p.m. ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model VDL Fuel Systems qualifying for the SpeedFest 200 will follow at 5. The grandstands will be open with no charge for the fans to come watch.

Pits will open at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Spectator gates will open at 11 a.m. The Matthis Brothers will perform behind the grandstands beginning at noon while 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 the Zaxby’s SpeedFest 2014, will participate in an on-track autograph session beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards driver  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.

During the autograph session, Nashville recording artist Megan Fowler will perform on stage on the front stretch of the racetrack. Fowler will sign autographs after her performance and will sing the National Anthem. Also Zaxby’s SpeedFest 2014 Queen Shailee Cole will be greeting fans and posing for pictures also during the autograph session.

Driver’s introductions will begin at 1:30 p.m. The Chevrolet Performance 125 JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour Pro Late Models will take the green flag at 2 p.m. The SpeedFest 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Models will hit the track immediately after the Chevrolet Performance 125.

All information on CRA, including the 2014 rules, license forms and the entry form for both SpeedFest 2014 events, can be found at www.cra-racing.com.

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