Salem, IN. – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will continue its historic 20th season of competition this weekend as part of the Wish For Our Heroes CRA Fall Brawl 2016 at the famed Lucas Oil Raceway located just outside of Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Indiana. The CRA Fall Brawl has become a very popular stock car racing event in central Indiana with each feature winner getting an event signature trophy that includes a pair of boxing gloves. The four CRA divisions racing in the event include the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS and the CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will compete in the Wish For Our Heroes 100 on Sunday afternoon. That event will be the 10th event of the 2016 season for the series and the second to last event, the series will finish its 2016 season on October 9th with the 45th Annual Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway.
Current ARCA/CRA Super Series point’s leader Cody Coughlin leads a strong group of CRA competitors entered for Sunday’s race. Coughlin now has a series leading four wins so far this season after winning the series last event on Labor Day at Winchester Speedway. Coughlin is also the point’s leader in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour with two wins so far this season in that series. Coughlin also competes in selected NASCAR Camping World Truck events for Kyle Busch Motorsports, he will be racing with the Truck Series on Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, then flying back to Indiana to compete with CRA in this weekend’s events.
Second in series Championship points Dalton Armstrong is entered, he is only 26 points behind point’s leader Coughlin. The Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year point’s leader has two series wins so far this season, including a win on April 8th at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville and his biggest win to date in the July 16th 50th Annual Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway.
2013 and 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Travis Braden is entered driving for 2015 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Car Owner Champion Bill Burba. Braden picked up a win with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour on August 6th at Spitzer Motor Speedway. Two time 2016 series winner Brian Campbell is also entered, he is the defending winner of this event. Campbell is third in series all time wins now with 20.
Other top CRA drivers entered for this weekend include third in points Wes Griffith Jr., former series winner Boris Jurkovic, former Illiana Motor Speedway Champion Jeff Cannon, Brett Robinson, Jordan Pruitt, Fred Hopkins, Ryan Issacs and former CRA Late Model Sportsman winner Chris Hacker.
Kalamazoo Speedway Sportsman Champion Buddy Head is entered to make his second series start of the season. Chicago area driver Andy Jones, son of former ASA Tour Series competitor Tom Jones, is entered to make his series debut on Sunday. Berlin Raceway competitor Lee Van Dyke is also entered to make his 2016 series debut on Sunday.
WISH for OUR HEROES (W4OH) is a national 501(c)(3), dedicated to assisting the men and women of the United States active-duty military, and in some cases, Veterans.
Military life is difficult – men and women selflessly serve our nation, while working for little pay, putting their lives on the line, and dealing with the secondary affects that can tear families apart. WISH for OUR HEROES wanted to provide resources to the “average” military member, in order to make their deployments a little easier, and to improve the quality of their family lives while home or during deployment.
WISH for OUR HEROES started with the goal of providing one wish for every deserving military member. There are no requirements – military members simply had to be on active-duty at the time the wish is submitted. The priority is to always grant basic needs or emergencies first – anything from putting food on the table to assisting with car repairs, home repairs, baby supplies, clothing, etc. When basic needs are met, W4OH also enjoys providing fun things like sending the troops to athletic events, sending them on vacation to get re-acquainted after deployments, meeting celebrities and more.
In conjunction with the Indiana National Guard, they will be providing a national anthem singer, US Army Specialist Arely Rosario, as well as a color guard for the presentation of colors during the national anthem. The organizations expect to entertain active Guard and Reservist on race day.
The Wish For Our Heroes CRA Fall Brawl 2016 gets started on Saturday, with the pit gates opening at 9:00am. Practice starts at 12:30pmfor all four CRA divisions, each division will get two rounds of practice. Qualifying for all four CRA Divisions begins at 4:30pm on Saturdayto set their Sunday feature line-ups.
On Sunday pit gates open at 9:00am., with the CRA Drivers Meetings starting at 11:00am. There is an Autograph Session with all the drivers competing in Sunday’s events for the fans at 12noon. Racing will begin at 1pm and will include the Riley Hospital for Children 40 for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman, the Stacked Pickle 100 for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, the BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse 40 for the CRA Street Stocks and the Wish For Our Heroes 100 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series to finish off the day.
More event and track information is available at www.lucasoilraceway.com.
More event information and information on all the CRA series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-CRA Press Release. Photo credit: Travis Braden Motorsports