ARCA/CRA Super Series Releases Entry Form for the 45th Annual Winchester 400Scott Menlen
Salem, IN (September 2, 2016) – ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS officials have released the entry form for the 45th Annual Winchester 400, which takes place on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway on Sunday, October 9th. This event is one of the top short track events in the country. Some of the past winners since CRA began sanctioning the event include names like Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, David Stremme, Ross Kenseth, Scott Hantz, Brian Ross, Ryan Lawler, Boris Jurkovic, Bobby Parsley and Erik Jones, who has won the last three Winchester 400’s.
The Winchester 400 is the final leg in the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown. By winning the 50th Annual Redbud 300, Dalton Armstrong is the only driver with a chance to win a $10,000 bonus for winning two of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown events. Erik Jones won the first Triple Crown event, the Battle at Berlin 251 at Berlin Raceway, but is not eligible to win any of the Triple Crown bonuses because he races fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and he did not race in the Redbud 300. 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.
The Winchester 400 is 400 laps counting cautions with live pit stops with a possible starting field of up to 38 cars. It is a 12 tire maximum race. The event will pay $15,000 to win plus bonuses, which includes $10,000 in lap leader money, which is $25 per lap lead, plus bonuses of $1000, $600 and $400 to the top three finishing traveling non-regular CRA teams and a $1000 bonus to the highest finishing Crate Engine car. EDCO Welding will pay a $400 bonus to the events Fast Qualifier. Hamner Racing Engines will pay a $200 bonus to the driver who advances the most positions.
Things begin for the Winchester 400 Weekend with an optional load in, hauler parking and pit pass purchases on Thursday, October 6th from 3 to 7pm. Pits open on Friday, October 7th at 9am with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 1pm. The ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have a one hour practice session at 2pm and a 45 minute practice session at 4:40pm on Friday. Pits open on Saturday, October 8th at 8:30am, rotating practice for all divisions will begin at 11am. The ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have a 45 minute practice session beginning at 11am and a 45 minute final practice session at 1:15pm on Saturday. EDCO Welding Pole Qualifying for the Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will begin at 4:15pm on Saturday.
On Sunday, October 9th the pits will open at 9am. There will be an on track autograph session with all the Winchester 400 drivers starting at 12:30. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm with the 45th Annual Winchester 400 taking the green flag at 2pm.
Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com.
More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS is available at www.cra-racing.com.