CRA and Anderson Announce Two-Tire Rule for Late Model Sportsman and Street Stocks
Champion Racing Association and Anderson Speedway officials announced they would be going to a two-tire rule during the season for the CRA and Anderson Speedway Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock divisions.  This was requested by many racers to help control the costs to race and have a more level playing field.  This will be in effect for all races with the exception of the first two events of the year and major long distance races.  The Street Stocks will be on the CRA Hoosier Comanche tire while the Late Model Sportsman will be on the CRA Hoosier 970 or the next generation CRA Hoosier 970 STAR.

Angola Motorsports Speedway Announces a Driver Perfect Attendance Program in 2014
Angola Motorsports Speedway in Angola, Indiana has introduced a new Driver Perfect Attendance Program in 2014.  Drivers who pay their registration by April 26th and post a perfect attendance from April 26 through May 31 will get a free pit pass for each night beginning with their June 7th event.  Those drivers will continue to get a free pit pass as long as they keep their perfect attendance alive during the 2014 season.

Illiana Motor Speedway Releases their 2014 Schedule
Illiana Motor Speedway in Schererville, Indiana will kick off their 67th season of racing on Saturday, April 26th.  The half-mile oval located south of Chicago will host many big events in 2014 including the ARCA CRA Super Series/ARCA Midwest Tour Border Wars on May 26th, the 13th Annual Elmer Musgrave Memorial on Saturday, June 21st and the 53rd Annual Tony Bettenhausen Memorial Classic 100 on Saturday, September 13th.  Full schedule is posted at www.illianaspeedway.com.

New Paris Speedway Announces a New Division and Date for Open House
New Paris Speedway in New Paris, Indiana recently announced a new Front Wheel Drive division for their 2014 season.  The rules are now posted on www.newparisspeedway.com. They also announced that their annual Open House is set for Saturday, April 19th. The track will be open for hot laps from noon to 6pm.

Winchester Speedway Announces their 100th Anniversary Schedule
The World’s Fastest Half-Mile Oval has released their tentative 2014 schedule.  The famous track located in Winchester, Indiana has posted three racing weekends for this year.  The ARCA Racing Series will make their annual visit on July 4-6. The Labor Day Weekend Stock Car Festival featuring the ARCA CRA Super Series, Top Speed Modified Tour, CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks will compete on August 30-September 1. The 43rd Annual Winchester 400 weekend will take place on October 10-12.

Dixie Motor Speedway Update
In a recent note on their website, Dixie Motor Speedway updated their fans with the 2014 plans.  Most of their plans for the year depended on new grandstand seating after they demolished their old grandstands.  Track officials have stated they have a line on new bleachers and hope to run a “special event only” schedule starting in June.  The Main Event Series, Super Sprint Series and Eve of Destruction are planned in the six to eight event schedule starting June 6th.  They will provide more updates when available.

M-40 Speedway to Get More Fan Interactive in 2014
M-40 Speedway in Jones, Michigan recently announced plans for more fan interaction in 2014.  Some of these plans include an Autograph Alley where race winners will bring their racecar up towards the grandstands and into Autograph Alley to interact with the fans.  The feature winners will present a trophy to a young race fan and get their photo taken with the winner.  Fast qualifiers will throw giveaways into the stands and interaction within the local communities.

Madison International Speedway Announces Their Friday Night Program
Wisconsin’s fastest half-mile oval located in Oregon, Wisconsin has announced that six different divisions will be running throughout their 2014 season.  The Friday night program will have four of those six divisions racing each Friday night.  The Bandits, Legends, Sportsman, and Midwest Trucks will be off once a month and every Friday night will either feature the Super Late Models or Limited Late Models. Their first Friday night program is scheduled for May 23, 2014.
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