Salem, IN – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials announced today that the Hoosier 895 tire designed for use at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS, will be allowed for use for the remainder of the season, starting at the next series race, the Winchester 200, August 5th at Winchester Speedway. The Hoosier Comanche will still be an option for teams as well. Series officials felt like using the Bristol 895 tire for the 200 laps at Winchester might save some teams money. Recent races at similar Salem Speedway have seen the need for six tires instead of four for 200 lap races. The additional option of the 895 tire may make it better for the next event, and the remaining events overall.
For the Winchester 200, teams will be allowed to use either tire or mix and match. You must start the race on the tires you qualify on. Cars will be impounded after qualifying. There will be a break at lap 100. Teams may replace 1 or 2 tires at the break, teams will be relined up for the second half of the event after the break by how they were running and how many tires they change at the break. No tire change will start in front of those that change one tire, then those that change two tires. No tire changes will be allowed at any other time unless it is for approved flats.
Motion Motors, the official Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock tire dealer, will be the only place to order the 895 prior to the Winchester event. They will be receiving the new tire option in their next delivery of tires. To order your 895 or Comanche tires, contact Jack Neal at Motion Motors at 765-606-4286.
The Winchester 200 on August 5th has the highest purse of any Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock race in 2017 and will be the final and championship event for the Lawrence Towing CRA Street Stock Four Crown Series. The purse highlights show $3500 to Win, $400 for 10th and $175 to start, for the expected 28 car starting field. In addition, the Four Crown awards will be handed out which include $1000 to the overall titlist, $600 for 2nd, $400 for 3rd and two random draw prizes of $250 from the remaining cars that attempted all four races.
Be sure to visit www.cra-racing.com for the Winchester 200 entry form and more event details.
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