CRSA announces 22 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint dates in New York, Pennsylvania

By Curtis Berleue

SODUS, N.Y. – The CRSA Sprints presented by Super Gen Products with Champion Power Equip­ment are proud to announce their tentative 2017 schedule. The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car tour has 22 race nights slated, and another three dates to be announced.

The standard purse sees a minimum of $325 paid to win and $140 to start. National and New York or Pennsylvania state points will be awarded for CRSA events through Sept. 22. The first-ever Allstar Performance State Champion New York state champion will be crowned in the IMCA RaceSaver division this season.

The traditional kick-off of the 2017 season will once again be at the New York State Fairgrounds for the 31st annual Gater News Motorsports Exposition and Trade Show on Saturday and Sunday March 12 and 13. Cars will first hit the track on April 22 at Fonda Speedway, the first of three vis­its to the Track of Champions on the season.

The tour then moves south to Orange County Fair Speedway on April 29. That event will be fol­lowed by a doubleheader weekend that includes a trip to Afton Motorsports Park on May 12 and a re­turn to Orange County Fair Speedway on May 13.

Another doubleheader weekend is on tap for May 19 and 20, as visits are made to Penn Can Speed­way and the lone appearance of the CRSA Sprints at Thunder Mountain Speedway.

Drivers make the trek west to the Woodhull Raceway for a much-anticipated return of IMCA RaceSaver Sprints to The Highbanks on June 10. The remainder of June and the month of July see return trips to Penn Can, Utica Rome, Orange County, Afton and Fonda.

Glen Ridge Motorsports Park and Albany-Saratoga Speedway both host one CRSA Sprint event in 2017, on July 21 and Aug. 11, respectively.

To finish out the month of August, after many years being off the schedule, the tour will make a visit to Skyline Raceway on Aug. 25.

The month of October will see three special events to cap off the 2017 season.

First up, on Oct. 6, Afton Motorsports Park with the Brett Deyo Promotion will host a 40-lap Top 5 Money Rotating Bonus Race. Then on Oct. 14, the CRSA Sprints will be a part of the annual King of the Can weekend with a $500 to win event. The 2017 series will conclude Oct. 21 at the Or­ange County Fair Speedway with a $1,000 to win event as part of the 56th annual Eastern States Weekend.

CRSA Tour owner and president Mike Emhof is a former modified, sprint car and mini-sprint driver, and also owns the Mike Emhof Motorsports high performance parts distributorship in So­dus as well as 360 Patriot Sprint Series and Central New York Mini-Sprint Series.

Tour Director is Greg Hixson.

2017 CRSA Sprint Car schedule – Saturday, April 22 at Fonda, N.Y., Speedway; Saturday, April 29 at Orange County Fair Speedway, Middletown, N.Y.; Friday, May 12 at Afton, N.Y., Motor­sports Park; Saturday, May 13 at Orange County Fair Speedway; Friday, May 19 at Penn Can Speedway, Susquehanna, Pa.; Saturday, May 20 at Thunder Mountain Speedway, Center Lisle, N.Y.; Saturday, June 10 at Woodhull, N.Y. Raceway; Friday, June 16 at Penn Can Speedway; Sunday, June 18 at Utica-Rome Speedway, Vernon, N.Y.; Saturday, June 24 at Orange County Fair Speedway; Friday, June 30 at Afton Motorsports Park; Saturday, July 1 at Fonda Speedway; Friday, July 14 at Penn Can Speedway; Saturday, July 15 at Orange County Fair Speedway; Fri­day, July 21 at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park, Fultonville, N.Y.; Friday, Aug. 4 at Afton Motorsports Park; Friday, Aug. 11 at Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Malta, N.Y.; Friday, Aug. 25 at Skyline Race­way, Cortland, N.Y.; Friday, Sept. 22 at Fonda Speedway; Friday, Oct. 6 at Afton Motor­sports Park; Saturday, Oct. 14 at Penn Can Speedway; Saturday, Oct. 21 at Orange County Fair Speedway.