The Champion Racing Association (CRA) Jegs All Star Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance is a premier touring Crate series that allows multiple engine packages, but strives to keep each of them equal. We had a chance to speak with Series Director, Glenn Luckett, who told us more about the series.
CI: For those who may not be familiar, what are the basics of your series? (Car type, surface, engine, region)
GL: Template crate late models, asphalt, Chevrolet 604 crate motors, Ford D347-SR crate motors and McGunegill 425LM crate motors. Races in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri & Wisconsin
CI: Tell us how you came to found the series:
GL: Founded in 2011 by Champion Racing Association in conjunction with Chevrolet Performance who wanted a nationally recognized touring template crate late model series. 2014 will be our fourth season.
CI: How do your rules align with other similar series?
GL: Same basic car as our ARCA/CRA Super Series, just only crate motors allowed
CI: What has been the biggest challenge?
GL: Keeping all our racers on an equal playing field while trying to also keep cost under control
CI: What is the one thing that people misunderstand the most about your role as the Series Director?
GL: How tough it is to call a race and try and keep everyone happy while treating everyone fair.
CI: What is your view/opinion of the future of Crate Racing?
GL: I believe crate motor racing is here to stay, it's a great way to race for a little less money than a Super Late Model and a great way to get experience in a late model before trying to move up.
For more information, you can visit the series website at www.cra-racing.com.