Track Construction Delays May Force CRA (California) To Adjust Plans

Track Construction Delays May Force CRA (California) To Adjust Plans

© 2021, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By California Roadrace Association (CRA):

Possible Changes to the 2021 Season of California RoadRace Association [CRA]

[Buttonwillow, CA] Licensing for CRA opened in February and the response has been huge.

Unfortunately due to construction delays, the new track at Buttonwillow Raceway Park may not be completed in time for the September and October rounds. In the event the track is not ready, CRA will treat 2021 as an exhibition season. While there will be trophies and payouts for each round, overall championships will not be awarded. To be fair to the members, all 2021 licenses will be extended to the end of 2022.

“We’ve been pushing hard to get the new track completed. Last year, when we created the schedule for 2021, we were already deep in the process pushing dirt around. All of that went according to schedule but now we are stuck. We are waiting for the completion of a new asphalt plant that will be erected on site. Also, all building materials needed are on backorder. Like the steel for the three buildings. Even electrical components are out of stock. Almost everything we need is unavailable due to supply disruptions mostly traced to the Covid mess,” said Les Phillips, President of Buttonwillow Raceway Park. “I’ve been excited for CRA to start racing here since we discussed it last year and I bummed that this may compromise their first season.”

“We appreciate our sponsors,” said Gigi Chow, co-founder of California RoadRace Association. “All of them have expressed their understanding and are still excited to be a part of CRA’s inaugural season.”

CRA will continue to update everyone via email and social media as information becomes available. To get timely updates, sign up at www.race-cra.com

“Racers want to race. It sucks, but this isn’t going to stop us. We’re gonna have as many rounds as we can. We are hopeful the new track is done by fall,” said Dustin Coyner, co-founder of California RoadRace Association. “In the meantime, get licensed and sign up for our first event!”

Registration is available now for Round 1 that will be on the old track configuration 13 clockwise June 12 & 13.

Check out the website for the class breakdown, rules and schedule updates: www.race-cra.com

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