Salem, IN (September 14, 2020) – Outerwears Performance Products is once again sponsoring the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award with the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS for the 2020 season. The award will include a $1000 cash bonus and a trophy. Jeff Lane was the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award winner in 2015, the first season for the award. Scott Neal was the award winner in 2016, Butch VanDoorn the winner in 2017 and Wimmer Motorsports, Crew Chief for 2018 series Champion Josh Brock, won the award in 2018 and 2019.
The award is based upon the Chase for the Championship format that CRA is using to determine its Champions again in 2020. The final four scheduled races are being utilized for the Chase to determine a series Champion and the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award. There were six teams eligible for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Chase for the Championship at the first Chase event at Lebanon I-44 Speedway on September 6th, all those six teams are eligible for the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award.
The top five eligible teams Crew Chiefs will be awarded points at each of the four Chase events, five for the highest finisher, down to one for fifth highest. The Crew Chief earning the most points in the four Chase events will be the 2020 Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award winner.
After the first Chase for the Championship event at Lebanon I-44 Speedway on September 6th, Jimmy Tucker, Crew Chief for Michael Simko, is leading the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings with five points after Simko finished second in the event. 2020 is the first time that Simko has been in the series Chase for the Championship.
Willie Allen, Crew Chief for 2016 series Champion Cody Coughlin, is in second with four points after Coughlin finished in fourth. Kyle Jones, Crew Chief for 2017 series Champion Logan Runyon, is in third place with three points. Wimmer Motorsports, Crew Chief for Brock, are in fourth place, with two points. JR Crabtree Racing, a group effort to Crew Chief for series Rookie Jaren Crabtree, are in fifth place with one point. Kevin Shannon, Crew Chief for 2019 series Champion Greg Van Alst, did not receive any points after finishing last of the Chase of the Championship drivers.
The series next event will be the Central Transport Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway this Saturday night, race two of the Chase for the Championship.
Based in Schoolcraft, Michigan, Outerwears has been on the track improving performance and creating champions since 1979. Designed using Terra-Flo technology Outerwears radiator screens provide the perfect balance between airflow and debris deflection, allowing peak airflow and longer radiator life. Outerwears radiator screens will be an important part of the ARCA/CRA Super Series for the 2020 race season. Ask your local dealer for your Outerwears or visit www.outerwears.com.
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.