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Apr 19, 2002

A Press Release We Should Have Gotten Last Monday But Didn't Because It Was Sent To The Wrong E-mail Address

And for future reference, send press releases to edit@roadracingworld.com. Now the press release:<BR><BR>Press Release from the Central Roadracing Association<BR><BR>April 14, 2002<BR><BR>On April 12-14, 2002, the Central Roadracing Association held its first racing event of the year, which was a huge success, at the new Midamerica Motorplex facility, located in Pacific Junction, Iowa. The CRA hosted 159 racers with a total of 704 race entries. Racers from all over the Midwest, including AMA Superstock Racers Robert Jensen and Eric Dooeyma along with Larry Denning, ventured out to Iowa to race the new track. <BR><BR>The facility, which is located along the state border of Nebraska, provided CRA racers a road course with 2.23 miles for total length and 15 corners. Nestled in between many acres of farmland, the track surprised many racers with both the technical configuration and gripping tire surface, unusual for new tracks.<BR><BR>On Saturday the day was dominated with Supersport races and Trophy Dashes. The competition was tough and close for racers chasing contingency dollars and trophies. AMA Superstock Racer and CRA #1 plate holder, Robert Jensen of Chaffee ND, dominated both the Middleweight (600) and Heavyweight (750) Supersport races, along with strong finishes by Larry Denning of Shawnee, KS, Jeff Kramer of St Louis, MO, and Wes Good of Independence, MN. In late afternoon, a grueling 20 lap Trophy Dash was dominated by Jason Hobbs of Brooklyn Center, MN. Bryan Soberg and Kurt Schuschke dominated the lightweights along with Shane Butts dominating the 250 GP classes.<BR><BR>On Sunday afternoon, Grand Prix and Superbike races pushed the envelope for the newly set track record of 1:33, which was established by Jeff Kramer along with Steve Johnson of Savage, MN, posting a close second fastest time. In the Grand Prix races, Scott Ruehle of St Cloud, MN, and Larry Denning dominated the classes along with Steve Johnson and David Wappler of Onalaska, WI. In the Superbike races, once again Larry Denning and Jeff Kramer cleaned up all the wins, along with strong finishes by Paul Mason of Blue Springs, MO, and Scott Ruehle. <BR><BR>CRA would like to thank all of the racers, workers, and sponsors, who supported the event. CRA another 5 races on the schedule for the remainder of the year and include:<BR><BR>May 3-5, Brainerd Intl Raceway, MN<BR>June 21-23, Brainerd Intl Raceway, MN<BR>July 26-28, Brainerd Intl Raceway, MN<BR>August 16-18, Midamerica Motorplex, IA<BR>September 13-15, Brainerd Intl Raceway, MN<BR><BR>For more information on how to race or become a cornerworker with the CRA, check out www.cra-mn.org or call the CRA Hotline at (612) 332-4070.