2015 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Season Championship Event Friday at WinchesterCRA_admin
Owners Championship still up for Grabs
Salem, Indiana (Monday, October 5, 2015): The 2015 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance season will come to a conclusion this Friday as the Winchester 100 for the series, will kick off the huge 44th Annual Winchester 400 Weekend, that will conclude on Sunday afternoon with ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS in the 44th Annual Winchester 400. Friday’s event will be the tenth time the series has visited the famous High Banks, event defending winner Travis Braden, Chase Elliott and Trent Snyder are all tied for the most series wins at Winchester with two apiece.
21 year old Dalton Armstrong needs to merely start the race to claim the 2015 Drivers Championship with the series. Armstrong has two series wins so far this season, he won the series season opener at Springport Motor Speedway back on May 3rd, his first ever CRA win, and won the August 8th event at Auto City Speedway. With his fourth place finish at the CRA Fall Brawl event on September 27th, Armstrong and the Scott Neal Racing team have also taken over the 2015 Owners Championship Points lead going into Friday’s season Championship race.
The Bill Burba Motorsports team is in second in the Owners Championship Points, but by only four points, heading to Winchester were driver Travis Braden feels very comfortable. Braden has driven the last eight races for that team after Mike Stacy competed in the first two series events of the season. Braden started from the tail of the Lucas Oil Raceway event after he missed qualifying, because he competed in the rain delayed ARCA Racing Series event that day at Kentucky Speedway, where he came away with a second place finish. Braden was able to come from the rear and get a ninth place finish, but that was far enough back for Scott Neal Racing to take the Owners Championship Points lead.
Other top CRA drivers entered for Friday night’s event include Series veteran Josh Nelms, who is currently second in series driver points with one win on the season on May 23rd at Columbus Motor Speedway. Also entered is VanDoorn Racing Development Rookie driver Quinnton Bear, who is third in driver points, only three points behind Nelms. By taking the green flag Friday night, Bear will be crowned the 2015 Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year Presented by VanDoorn Racing Development.
Other top series drivers entered include Winchester Speedway Labor Day Weekend and Lucas Oil Raceway CRA Fall Brawl series event winner Jack Smith, father and son Andy and Phil Bozell, Canadian brothers Marc and Jaxson Jacobs, rookie Austin Kunert, 2014 series Champion and winner at Dixie Motor Speedway on July 10th Dan Leeck, Canadian Tristan Van Wieringen, and part-time series competitors Kyle Hayden, Robbie Johnson, Trevor Berry, Jon Beach, Cole Rouse, Tim Greene, Colin Nickolai, Kyle Purvis and ARCA/CRA Super Series veteran driver Eddie Van Meter, who picked up his first series win in his first series start at Anderson Speedway on July 17th.
ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards competitor Bo LeMastus from Louisville, Kentucky is entered to compete in Friday night’s event, it will be the second series event he has entered in 2015. Georgia hot shoe Spencer Davis is entered to make his series 2015 debut, as is North Vernon, Indiana competitor Jared Thomas and Midlothian, Illinois veteran racer John Nutley.
Things begin for the Winchester 400 Weekend with an optional load in, hauler parking and pit pass purchases on Thursday, October 8th from 3 to 7pm. Pits open on Friday, October 9th at 9am with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 1pm. Second round practice and Group Qualifying for the Vore’s Touring Compacts and the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks New Star events will start at 4:10pm, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Boyne Machine qualifying will start at 6:15pm. Racing action will begin at 7pm with 8 lap heat races for the Vores Touring Compacts. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Season Championship Winchester 100 Presented by JEGS.com will be up next. The CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks 25 lap New Star features will follow. The Vores Touring Compacts 25 lap feature will cap off the nights racing action.
Pits open on Saturday, October 10th at 8:30am, rotating practice for all divisions will begin at 11am. Second round practice and Group Qualifying CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks will begin at 2pm. Qualifying for the Broaster Chicken Top Speed Modifieds Run for the Gun will start at 3:30pm, EDCO Welding Pole Qualifying for the 44th Annual Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will begin at 4:15pm. The race program will begin at 5pm with Top Speed Modifieds Last Chance races. The 50 lap CRA Late Model Sportsman Series Season Championship event will be up next, followed by the 25 lap Winchester 400 Last Chance race if needed. The Top Speed Modifieds 50 lap Run for the Gun will follow. The 50 lap CRA Street Stocks Season Championship event will cap off this huge night of racing. The Annual Winchester 400 Party in the Pavilion will start in immediately following the races with live music.
On Sunday, October 11th pits will open at 9am. There will be an on track autograph session with all the 44th Annual Winchester 400 drivers starting at 12:30. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm with the 44th Annual Winchester 400 taking the green flag at 2pm.
For those fans that cannot attend the Winchester 100 on Friday, the event will be televised online by 51 TV Pay-Per-View. 51 TV will broadcast all the racing events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Winchester 400 Weekend. Purchase the live Winchester 400 Weekend broadcast now at Speed51.com.
Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com. More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is available at www.cra-racing.com.