50th Annual Redbud 300 this Saturday at Anderson SpeedwayScott Menlen
Salem, IN (July 13, 2016) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will head to Anderson Speedway this Saturday for the 50th Annual Redbud 300 Presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto, one of the premier Super Late Model events in the country. The ARCA/CRA Super Series is celebrating its 20th season of competition in 2016, Anderson Speedway is where the series had its first ever event on Saturday, April 26, 1997. The Redbud 300 will be the 60th series event that Anderson Speedway has hosted since that Saturday in 1997, the most of any track the series has raced at.
The 50th Annual Redbud 300, will be 300 laps counting yellows, with a 10 minute break at lap 150 for teams to refuel, take tires and make adjustments. Teams will reline up for the second half of the race by how many tires they take at the break. The event will pay $10,000 to win.
The Redbud 300 is the second event of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown, which would have paid a driver $100,000 bonus if the same driver won the Battle at Berlin 251 at Berlin Raceway, the Redbud 300 and the 45th Annual Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway on October 9th. Erik Jones, the 2015 JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown Bonus Award Winner and 2015 Redbud 300 winner, won the Battle at Berlin 251 on June 13th, but he is not eligible for the bonuses this season because he races full-time in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, so there will be no $100,000 bonus paid out in 2016.
There is still a $10,000 bonus if a driver can win two of the Triple Crown events. If no driver wins two of the Triple Crown events, the driver who accumulates the most points during those three events will receive a $5,000 bonus and the title of Champion of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown.
Cody Coughlin is the current point’s leader with the ARCA/CRA Super Series after five point events so far this season. Coughlin has won three of the five events including the series May 7th event at Anderson Speedway. He also got wins Toledo Speedway and at Baer Field Speedway. Coughlin has a 42 point lead over Dalton Armstrong, the leader in the Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year standings. Armstrong won the series season opener at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, plus he has second place finishes at Anderson and Baer Field Speedway. Wes Griffith Jr. is third in points, with Thomas Woodin fourth in points. The top four in points are entered for the Redbud 300.
Other top event entries include current NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point’s leader William Byron, previous event winners Johnny Van Doorn and Steve Dorer, Georgia hot shoe Bubba Pollard, ARCA Racing Series competitor Dalton Sargeant, Two time Southern Super Series winner Cole Anderson, Trevor Noles, Stephen Nasse, Eddie Van Meter, Rick Turner, Brandon Oakley, Trent Snyder, Brett Robinson, Jack Dossey III, Billy Van Meter, John Neal, Ryan Issacs and Jon Beach.
There will be an open practice on Thursday, July 14th, pit gates open at 4pm, with open practice from 5pm to 8pm. Pit gates open on Friday, July 15th at 12pm for a 1:30pm ARCA/CRA Super Series Redbud 300 open practice. Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman cars will have a drivers meeting at 3:45pm, then practice begins at 4:30pm, with qualifying at 6:15pm. The race program will begin at 7:30pm and will include the PGG Shootout 150 Presented by Thompson Builders, Motion Motors and Norrick Petroleum for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman. Also racing that night will be the Anderson Speedway Street Stocks and the Thunder Roadsters.
Pits open on Saturday at 10am, there is a two hour practice session for the Redbud 300 cars from 1pm to 3pm, with EDCO Welding qualifying at 4:15pm. There is an on track autograph session with all the drivers starting at 6pm. Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 7pm. The 50th Annual Redbud 300 Presented by Mitch Smith Auto Service and Perfecto is scheduled to take the green flag at 7:30pm.
For those fans who cannot attend the 50th Annual Redbud 300, a live pay-per-view broadcast will be available on Speed 51 TV. Order your pay-per-view ticket today by visiting Speed51.com.
Additional track and Redbud 300 event information can be found at www.andersonspeedway.com.
Information on all the CRA Series can be found at www.cra-racing.com.