Sterling Heights, MI (Saturday, January 18, 2020) - In less than one week, CRA SpeedFest 2020 will get underway from Crisp Motorsports Park home of the Watermelon Capital Speedway, in Cordele, GA. The event features racers from across the country in Bandoleros, Legends, Mini Stocks, Pro Trucks, and Outlaw Late Models. Headlining the two-day show, are the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. With a high number of drivers and cars, on-track safety is a key element to the event - which is where Motor City Racing Promotions (MCRP) steps in.
The MCRP Safety Team has serviced CRA SpeedFest for five seasons, providing their SFI Certified men and women, who are trained in Short Track Incident Response, as the lead members of the event safety staff. In addition to the trained officials, MCRP also provides industry leading equipment - including advanced service vehicles, fire suppression, driver extrication equipment and more. Plus, MCRP utilizes specialty items, designed exclusively for safety in motorsports.
Within MCRP’s fleet of vehicles is ‘Safety 1’. This 2015 Dodge Ram is a fully loaded, multipurpose vehicle. Inside the truck, you’ll find three experienced safety officials who demonstrate a comprehensive background in Motorsports, Fire Fighting and Emergency Medical Services. Safety 1 also features fire suppression and MCRP designed equipment, including tow straps designated for sole use on late model race cars. Safety 1 is also prepared for track clean-up, equipped with an industry leading liquid cleaning tow machine, known as the Super Duster Oil Dry Spreader. Approved for use by NASCAR in 2009, this device enables the fastest, most efficient clean-up of most any fluid spills on the racing surface.
The MCRP ‘Chase’ vehicle is a 2016 Ford Explorer outfitted with first response medical supplies, rescue tools, fire suppression and track restoration gear. This specialty unit houses MCRP’s full-time medic and veteran safety official whose tasks are to assist with general crash scenes and take the lead when a driver is injured. The ‘Chase’ staff takes a personal interest in the driver(s) involved in an accident, monitoring the driver’s safety after a crash.
As one of the first events on the young 2020 season schedule, CRA SpeedFest serves as a great opportunity for not only the drivers to “knock the rust off” before the heart of the season, but for officials as well. MCRP President (and SpeedFest Safety Director), Scott Menlen says the annual trip for his crew from the Midwest is a vital start to the season.
“Our Motor City Racing Promotions team looks forward to SpeedFest every year,” said Menlen. “Watermelon has a great base of local safety officials, combined with the experience and resources from our team, together we strive to provide the safest and most efficient program possible.“
CRA SpeedFest 2020 begins on Friday, January 24th with ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Practice, Happy Half Hour, and Qualifying; a local racing program will follow CRA Qualifying. Then on Saturday, drivers prepare for over 300 laps of racing action, with 125 laps for the JEGS Tour, before SpeedFest 200 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series.
For more information on the MCRP Safety Team and other MCRP Services, log onto www.motorcityracing.co. Find and follow Motor City Racing Promotions on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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More details on CRA SpeedFest 2020 are available online at www.crispmotorsportspark.com. Follow Crisp Motorsports Park on Facebook for continued SpeedFest Updates.
By: Zach Hiser - Motor City Racing Promotions
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