CRA Street Stocks 2018 Season Down to One Race for the Championship at Winchester SpeedwayScott Menlen
Salem, IN (October 9, 2018) – The Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will finish its 2018 season this Saturday on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway. Saturday’s season Championship event will be part of the big 47th Annual Winchester 400 Weekend Presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel, one of the premier stock car events in the Midwest.
Saturday’s event will be the 11th point’s event of the season for the CRA Street Stocks. Series winners to date include Brett Hudson in the Five Crown Series opener at Shadybowl Speedway on April 21st, Chuck Barnes Jr., who won his second straight EDCO 50 at the Short Track U.S. Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway on May 20th, Blake Hillard who won the series event on June 3rd at Salem Speedway, Josh Poore who won the second Five Crown Series event at Anderson Speedway on June 16th and Jake Hinton, who got his first ever CRA win at the series event on June 30th at Baer Field Motorsports Park.
James Kirby III won the fourth event in the Five Crown Series at Winchester Speedway on August 5th, Danny Adams who won his first ever CRA event on August 18th at Anderson Speedway, Jason Thompson who won the series event on Labor Day at Winchester Speedway and Jason Atkinson who won the series event at Anderson Speedway on September 15th. Kirby became the first two time winner in 2018 with his victory at the series Fall Brawl event at Lucas Oil Raceway on September 30th.
2018 was the second season CRA has used the Chase for the Championship format to crown their Champions in all four of its series. Eight series drivers were locked into the final four CRA Street Stocks Chase for the Championship events. After three of those events, four drivers, Danny Adams, Andrew Teepe, Justin Oberlin and Nathan Greene were eliminated, leaving four Chase for the Championship drivers, Atkinson, Kirby III, Jacob McElfresh and J.J. Schafer, to battle for the series Championship. The driver finishing the highest of those four in Saturday’s Season Championship event will be crowned the 2018 Champion.
Things begin for the Winchester 400 Weekend with an optional load in, hauler parking and pit pass purchases on Thursday, October 11th from 3 to 7pm. Pits open on Friday, October 12th at 10:30am with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 2:30pm. Second round practice and Group Qualifying for the Vore’s Touring Compacts and the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks New Star events will start at 4:15pm. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Lisa Thomas Salon qualifying will start at 6pm. Racing action will begin at 7pm with 8 lap heat races for the Vores Touring Compacts. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Season Championship Winchester 100 Presented by JEGS.com will be up next. The Vores Touring Compacts 25 lap feature will follow that. The CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks 25 lap New Star features will cap off the nights racing action.
Pits open on Saturday, October 13th at 8am, rotating practice for all divisions will begin at 10:45am. Second round practice and Group Qualifying for the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and CRA Street Stocks will begin at 1:15pm. Qualifying for the ICAR Modifieds Run for the Gun will start at 3:30pm, EDCO Welding Pole Qualifying for the 47th Annual Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will begin at 4pm. The race program will begin at 5pm on Saturday with the ICAR Modifieds Last Chance race if needed. The 50 lap CRA Late Model Sportsman Series Season Championship event will be up next. The ICAR Modifieds 50 lap Run for the Gun will follow. The 20 lap Thunder Roadsters will be next. The 50 lap CRA Street Stocks Season Championship event will cap off this huge night of racing. The Annual Winchester 400 Party in the Pavilion will start in immediately following the races with live music.
On Sunday, October 14th pits will open at 9am. There will be an on track autograph session with all the 47th Annual Winchester 400 drivers starting at 12:30. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm with the 47th Annual Winchester 400 taking the green flag at 2pm.
For those fans that cannot attend the Winchester 400 Weekend events, 51 TV Pay-Per-View will broadcast all the racing events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Winchester 400 Weekend. Purchase the live Winchester 400 Weekend broadcast now at Speed51.com.
Winchester 400 Weekend will be featured in a National TV Broadcast on MAV TV thanks to the support of Vore’s Welding & Steel, VanDoorn Racing Development and Hamner Racing Engines. The event as a whole will air as part of Speed51’s Short Track America program. The focus of the production will be centered on the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Winchester 400. Other series racing that weekend will also receive recognition and exposure in the broadcast, as well as the winners from each of those events leading up to the running of the main event…the 47th Annual Winchester 400.
Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com.
For more information on all the CRA series go to www.cra-racing.com.