Lots of Bonus Money up for Grabs in the 45th Annual Winchester 400Scott Menlen
Salem, IN (October 4, 2016) – There will be lots of bonus money up for grabs in the running of the 45th Annual Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS this Sunday on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway. The Winchester 400 is 400 laps counting cautions with live pit stops that will pay $15,000 to the winner.
The Winchester 400 is the final leg in the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown. By winning the 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. 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. Bubba Pollard leads the Triple Crown points, Armstrong is second, Steve Dorer is in third and Cody Coughlin is in fourth.
Winchester Speedway will pay out a $25 lap leader bonus per lap, which comes out to an additional $10,000 available for any driver leading laps in the Winchester 400. The track will also pay bonuses of $1000, $600 and $400 to the top three finishing traveling non-regular CRA teams that attend the Winchester 400. In addition the track has put up a $1000 bonus to the highest finishing crate motor car in Sunday’s Winchester 400.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series has also secured sponsorship for several nice bonuses for the Winchester 400. Lawrence Towing of Indianapolis will be sponsoring the Lawrence Towing Halfway Leader Award, which will consist of a $500 bonus to the driver leading lap 200 of the Winchester 400. Lawrence Towing will also sponsor the Lawrence Towing Hard Luck Award, which will be a $500 bonus awarded to the driver with the worse luck in the Winchester 400.
Fury RaceCars will award a $100 bonus to the leader of lap 100, to the leader of lap 200, to the leader of lap 300 and to the leader of lap 400 of the Winchester 400.
EDCO Welding has sponsored the EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier Award throughout the 2016 season for the ARCA/CRA Super Series. The Winchester 400 EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier will receive a $400 bonus.
Hamner Racing Engines has sponsored the Hamner Racing Engines Hardcharger Award throughout the 2016 season. The Hamner Racing Engines Hardcharger for the Winchester 400 will receive a $200 bonus.
Team Construction has sponsored the Team Construction Clean Sweep Award throughout the 2016 season for the ARCA/CRA Super Series, if the EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier can win the Winchester 400, they will receive a $200 bonus from team Construction.
Hoosier Racing Tire will award will award the driver finishing in the top five of the Winchester 400 who improved the most positions a $150 bonus and the driver who improved the most positions of the finishers from six through tenth with a $150 bonus.
Senneker Performance has sponsored the Senneker Performance Rookie of the Race Award throughout the 2016 season. The Highest Finishing registered rookie in the Winchester 400 will receive a $100 bonus.
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.