Salem, IN. -- Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS officials have released the entry form for the “Mercy Masters of the Pro’s” 144 event that will be held once again at Lebanon I-44 Speedway, located in Lebanon, Missouri on Saturday, June 3rd, for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. The 144 lap event will pay $8000 to win plus bonuses, making it one of the highest paying crate late model events in the country, plus the winner will be awarded a signature green jacket, similar to the one that is known for adorning the champion of golf’s Masters event.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Chase Elliott won the inaugural “Mercy Masters of the Pro’s” 144 in 2013, holding off Chuck Barnes Jr. and Daniel Hemric to get that coveted win. Georgia teenager Anderson Bowen fought off hard charging Dave Gentile Jr. over the last 18 laps to win the 2014 addition. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor John Hunter Nemechek mastered very talented fields of cars to get the win in the last two events, becoming the first multi-time winner of the event. Last year’s event attracted a record 43 competitors.
The “Mercy Masters of the Pro’s” 144 is a 144 lap event counting yellows the first 100 laps with a break at lap 100 for fuel, adjustments and up to two tires. Teams will reline up for the last 44 laps based upon how they were running and how many tires they take at the break. The event could have a Non-Qualifiers Feature again, if there are more than 38 qualifiers for the event. The advanced entry deadline for this event is May 20th, entries received after that date will have to pay an additional $25 late entry fee.
More information on Lebanon I-44 Speedway is available at the facility's official website at www.i44speedway.net. More information on the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-CRA Press Release
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