Nashville Event Removed from CRA's 2012 Schedule
Date Conflicts Could Not be Resolved to the Satisfaction of All Parties
CRA Officials announced today that the tentative date for Nashville's Fairgrounds Speedway has been pulled from the ARCA/CRA Super Series tentative 2012 schedule. Lengthy discussions with the track were unable to lead to a solution for scheduling problems.
According to CRA co-owner R. J. Scott, "Nashville's track management decided that the October 6th weekend was the only weekend they could run the All-American, and we struggled with that, being the weekend of LaCrosse Speedway's and ASA Midwest's "OctoberFest" and the weekend before the Legendary Winchester 400. It just wasn't going to be fair to the racers in those events, or those promoters, for CRA to try and be involved with that weekend, if that was the weekend the event had to be held in Nashville."
The original date that scheduled by CRA was the last weekend in October, but Nashville officials later determined that weekend would not work for them and the only weekend they could run the event was the October 6th weekend.
"It’s a shame," noted ARCA/CRA Super Series Director and co-owner Glenn Luckett. "Through the years we've got a lot of energy and work invested in trying to keep quality Super Late Model events at Nashville. The turmoil associated with the different promoters year after year and the uncertainty of whether the track was even going to be in existence made it tough to get a consistent foothold on a date to run a big special event like the All American 400."
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TJ Reaid won the CRA-sanctioned All-American 400 at Nashville in 2010. (Speed51.com Photo)