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Nasse Records Second Podium Finish of 2017 at SpeedFest

Pinellas Park, FL — Stephen Nasse kept his 2017 string of podium finishes alive with a third-place finish in the ARCA/CRA Super Series portion of SpeedFest Sunday at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA). The Pinellas Park, Florida driver finished third in the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) earlier in the month and feels good about the momentum his team is building this year.

“Overall we were good,” Nasse said. “We had a great long run car. We struggled to be fast on the short runs, but luckily there weren’t a lot of cautions so that worked in our favor.”

The 21 year-old driver qualified 10th for the 200-lap ACRA/CRA Super Series event. By lap 69 he worked his way into the top five and broke into the top-three on lap 124. Nasse battled hard with NASCAR Monster Energy Cup driver Erik Jones for the second position over the final 75 laps before settling into a third-place finish.

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Cole Williams Starts 2017 off in Style at SpeedFest

IN — Cole Williams showed he was a driver to be reckoned with in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour portion of SpeedFest Sunday at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA). Despite a limited schedule in 2016, the New Albany, Indiana driver brought home a second-place finish in his first race of the year.

Williams put down the second fastest lap in qualifying Saturday and raced around the top five for much of the 125-lap Pro Late Model race on Sunday. With just over 20 laps to go, the 20-year-old driver made his way into the third position and then battled hard with Chandler Smith for the second spot over the closing laps. Williams took the second position with 14 laps to go and held on for a career-best JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour finish.

“Overall it was a good weekend for us,” Williams said. “It was kind of up and down in the race and we were struggling with a tight car off and it really hurt us on restarts. I kept getting put on the inside and it would freight train us more and more. There were some restarts here and there I got hurt with three wide, but we ended up having a really good car at the end. I got cleared from the inside to be able to dart down and race for second with Chandler (Smith). Had a heck of a race with them and we ended up finishing second, so I can’t complain at all.”
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Eckes Kicks Off 2017 Season with Successful Run at SpeedFest

(GREENVILLE, NY) – After finishing the 2016 season as the hottest short track racer in the country, Christian Eckes kicked off his 2017 season with another successful run Sunday afternoon at Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, Georgia. The 16-year-old driver from Greenville, New York recorded a sixth-place finish in the 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series race at SpeedFest 2017.

Although anything short of a win is disappointing for the rising star, Eckes felt good about his solid start to the new year.

“I thought the weekend could have gone better,” said Eckes, the 2016 Snowball Derby champion. “But overall it was a great weekend. We struggled really until race time.”

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Bubba Pollard Looks to go Back-to-Back in the Peach State

SENOIA, Ga. — Bubba Pollard opened his 2017 season in winning fashion, parking his No. 26 machine in Victory Lane for the Red Eye 100 earlier this month. Now the Senoia, GA driver looks to go back to back to start the year and back to back at SpeedFest.

The twenty-nine-year-old driver enters the ARCA/CRA Super Series SpeedFest 200 as one of the hottest in the country. He’s won three of his last four races, all with his brand new Senneker Performance chassis.

“We’ve definitely had a lot of success so far in the new car,” said Pollard. “But we also still have a lot to learn. We struggled a bit at Derby, so it was great to get back on track at New Smyrna to start the year. We’re hoping to race well again this weekend and learn even more to keep the success rolling this year.”

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Cole Williams Big 2017 Campaign Begins at Speed Fest

BORDEN, IN — After competing in only a handful of races in 2016, Cole Williams is kicking off his 2017 season in a big way by heading to Georgia for one of the most prestigious early-season races. The Indiana native travels to Crisp Motorsports Park in Cordele, GA this weekend (January 27 – 29) for SpeedFest 2017.

“I am looking to travel more this year than in years past. Usually, the first race of my season is in April, so it feels weird to be starting January this year,” said Williams. “Winning always makes for a successful weekend, so we’re going to try to start the season with a win. Also, keeping the car in one piece until the end, that will be key to accomplish getting into victory lane.”

SpeedFest 2017 marks the 20 year-old’s maiden voyage to Crisp Motorsports Park. The Business Marketing Major is a student of the game and he hopes the homework he’s done will ease his learning curve once he hits the track.

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Nasse Looks to Carry Momentum into Speed Fest

Pinellas Park, FL —  Stephen Nasse kicked off his 2017 season with a podium finish at the Red Eye 100 at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) just a few weeks ago. After challenging for wins late in 2016, the Pinellas Park, FL driver looks to carry his momentum into CRA SpeedFest this weekend at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) and grab that big race win he’s been so close to lately.

“Buggy Pletcher and I have been showing up each and every week with fast cars and have been so close to winning a hand full of big races,” said Nasse. “We just need put the whole thing together and I know we can do it.”

This marks the first time Nasse is making the trip to Crisp Motorsports Park since 2013 and he earned a career best finish of 15th at the Cordele, GA track in 2012.

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Speed51 to Live Stream CRA SpeedFest for Third Straight Year

For the third straight year Speed51.com will bring the excitement and unpredictability of CRA SpeedFest at Crisp Motorsports Park (GA) into the homes of race fans around the world with a live video stream of the 200-lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model event and 125-lap JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Model feature on Sunday, January 29, 2017.
 
Speed51 TV has aired CRA SpeedFest during the last two years and both events have seen thrilling action throughout all four races as well as incredible finishes.
 
“Looking at the entry lists, it’s an all-star race with the best racers from so many different places,” said RJ Scott, a managing partner for the Champion Racing Association.  “It’s great for the fans that can’t make it to the track to be able to see all these great stars, and Speed51.com helps make all that possible.”

Grissom, Wilson Looking to Lock Up Tri-State Bonus Bucks at Cordele

Cordele, GA — Saturday night in Cordele, Georgia an extra $1,000 will be paid out to either Kyle Grissom or Donnie Wilson for winning the “Tri-State Bonus Bucks.”  That money will be awarded to either Grissom or Wilson for having the best average finish at the most recent Southern Super Series presented by Sunoco events at Five Flags Speedway in Florida, Mobile International Speedway in Alabama, and this weekend’s race in Georgia.

“That would be nice,” said Wilson.  “It would dang sure be nice.   We travel a long way.  This series has done good stuff to get people to the races.  This is just an added bonus.  I think it would be pretty cool if we could walk away with that and still have the points lead and everything would be great and wonderful.”

Grissom echoed Wilson’s thoughts on the bonus money.
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