Champion Racing Oil “Master of the Pros” 144 Entry List Grows to 43 TeamsScott Menlen
Salem, IN. (May 5, 2016) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS Officials have updated the entry list for next weekend’s 4th Annual Champion Racing Oil “Masters of the Pros” 144 event that will be held at Lebanon I-44 Speedway, located in Lebanon, Missouri. The entry list for that event has now grown to 43 entries. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance 144 lap event will pay $8000 to win plus bonuses, making it one of the highest paying crate late model events in the country, plus the winner will be awarded a signature green jacket, similar to the one that is known for adorning the champion of golf’s Masters event.
Topping the new entries is defending event winner John Hunter Nemechek, son of NASCAR competitor “Front Row” Joe Nemechek. Nemechek is currently the point’s leader in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heading into Friday night’s truck race at Kansas Speedway. Nemechek got a win in the series event at Atlanta in February. Nemechek has won all six JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour events he has raced in over the past three seasons. Besides last year’s Masters of the Pros win, he has three wins in a row at SpeedFest, one win at Milwaukee and one win at Lucas Oil Raceway along with an ARCA/CRA Super Series win at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Georgia hot shoe Bubba Pollard has also entered. This will be Pollard’s first visit to Lebanon I-44 Speedway, but Pollard has been to victory lane all over the country during his career. Pollard has already been to victory lane a couple of times this year including an ARCA/CRA Super Series win at SpeedFest 2016 and a $40,000 pay day by winning the Winter Showdown at Kern Country Raceway Park in Bakersfield, California on February 28th.
Also entered is NASCAR Legend Sterling Marlin who finished 3rd in last year’s event. The two time Daytona 500 winner captured 10 wins with 216 top 10’s and 11 pole awards during his NASCAR Sprint Cup career. Matt Wallace, son of former NASCAR competitor Mike Wallace, is also entered. Wallace finished second in last year’s event and third in 2014 and is a former regular competitor at Lebanon I-44 Speedway.
2013 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Late Model Champion Cole Williams, who made his ARCA Racing Series debut in April at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, is entered. Williams was the 2014 Late Model Champion at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.
Other new entries include Alabama racer Justin South who went to Victory Lane at Montgomery Motor Speedway last weekend. Texas veteran racer Chris Davidson, an 18 time winner in the old USRA Super Late Model Series, is also entered, as is North Carolina racer Trevor Noles a winner in the PASS South Series in 2014.
Several more JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour regulars have entered including Trevor Berry, Jerry Andrews and rookies Hope Hornish, niece of NASCAR and Indy car racer Sam Hornish Jr., along with Jared Thomas and Kevin Zielezinski.
Also entered is 2015 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Late Model Champion JC Newell along with 2014 Lebanon I-44 Speedway Late Model Champion Kaleb Allison. Other local drivers who have now entered include Brennon Willard, Josh Woody, Kyle Donahue, Kevin Donahue and Richard Lewis.
The top 20 in Boyne Machine qualifying will be locked into the Champion Racing Oil “Masters of the Pros” 144 with the Boyne Machine Fast Qualifier drawing the invert, which could be a five through a possible ten. Positions 21 through 24 will come from the top four teams in 2015 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Owner Points not already locked into the show. Positions 25 through 28 will come from either one or two 15 lap Last Chance races. There will be a 10 minute break at lap 100 of the main event, were teams can change up to two tires, the cars will be relined up for the final 44 green flag laps by how many tires they change.
More information on Lebanon I-44 Speedway is available at the facility’s official website at www.i44speedway.net. More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is available at www.cra-racing.com.
Champion Racing Oil Masters of the Pros 144 – Entry List