High Banks of Salem Speedway up Next for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars TourScott Menlen
Salem, IN. (June 15, 2016) – The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will head to the famed High Banks of Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery, located in Salem, Indiana for this Saturday’s Jay C Food Stores 100 Presented by JEGS.com. This will be the third visit to Salem for the series, last years scheduled event was canceled because of flooding at the track and could not be rescheduled. Cody Coughlin won the series inaugural event at Salem Speedway in 2013, on his way to claiming the series Championship that season, while Grant Quinlan won a thrilling late race shootout with Garrett Jones and Chuck Barnes Jr. in 2014.
Coughlin is the series point’s leader heading into Saturday night’s race and is entered to try and return to victory lane at Salem, Coughlin is also the point’s leader with the ARCA/CRA Super Series with three straight point wins. 2013 and 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Travis Braden is entered, he is currently second in series points, he has not raced at Salem Speedway before, but has been to victory lane at Winchester Speedway.
Other top CRA drivers entered for Saturday night’s event include Trevor Berry, Brandon Oakley, Andy Bozell, Phil Bozell, Dakota Stroup, Austin Kunert, Jack Smith, along with a great group of VanDoorn Racing Development Rookie of the Year drivers lead by rookie points leader Jack Dossey III along with 13 year old Michael Clancy Jr., Hope Hornish, Kevin Zielezinski, Joshua James, Adam Johnson and Jared Thomas.
Former series regular Kody Evans is entered to make a return to the series with Downey Racing. Florida driver Stephen Nasse is entered to make his Salem Speedway debut driving for veteran CRA competitor Rick Turner. Alabama driver Bret Holmes is also entered, he looks to gain experience at Salem prior to competing in the ARCA Racing Series event at Salem in September. Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman winner Trey Craig is entered for Saturday night’s race along with fellow Louisville, Kentucky racer Jeff Berg, both are making their 2016 series debut’s Saturday night.
Saturday night has been designated Hoosier Lottery Night at Salem Speedway. The first 500 spectators, age 18 and older, through the ticket gate will receive a free Hoosier Lottery scratch off ticket compliments of the Hoosier Lottery. The Hoosier Lottery trailer will also be on display giving race fans the opportunity to win money and other valuable prizes.
There is an open practice on Friday, pit gates open at 3:30pm with open practice from 5 to 8pm. Pit gates open on Saturday at 1pm, practice will begin at 3:30pm with qualifying starting at 6pm. The race program will begin at 7:15 pm and will include the Jay C Food Stores 100 Presented by JEGS.com for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Also racing on Saturday will be the Salem Speedway Lucas Oil Great American Stocks, the O’Reilly Auto Parts Pure Stocks and the Salem FWD Stocks.