Salem, IN (August 30, 2021) – ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS officials have released the entry form for the 50th Lucas Oil Winchester 400, which takes place on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on Sunday, October 17th. This event is always one of the top short track events in the country. The past winners since CRA began sanctioning the event include names like Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, Erik Jones, David Stremme, Ross Kenseth, Scott Hantz, Brian Ross, Travis Braden, Ryan Lawler, Boris Jurkovic, Bobby Parsley, Noah Gragson, Jeff Choquette, Stephen Nasse and last year’s winner Carson Hocevar.
Winchester Speedway has posted an increased purse for the 50th event. The first-place payoff posted for the 2021 event has been increased to $25,000. But Winchester Speedway did not stop there, they are putting up a total increased purse from top to bottom and will pay $50,000 to win with the “Get 50, Win 50, In 50th” Promotion celebrating the 50th Winchester 400. If there are 50 cars that enter and show up to race in the event the winners take will be $50,000, second will pay $20,000 down to $2,000 to start!
“Winchester Speedway is really going all out to try and make the 50th Lucas Oil Winchester 400 an event to remember,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner with CRA. “We greatly appreciate Charlie Shaw and Bob Dillner stepping up with the “Get 50, Win 50, In 50th” Promotion. I hope racers from around the country will come support this great event and show their appreciation for the track putting up this great purse! The 50th 400 will be one to remember!”
The Winchester 400 is 400 laps counting cautions and is a 12-tire race. The event will once again feature Controlled Cautions in an effort to save teams the cost of bringing in professional pit crews. When a yellow comes out teams will have two laps to service their race car without losing laps or positions on pit road. Those cars will then line up behind the cars that did not pit at that yellow. Teams not getting out of the pits in the two laps will have to fall to the tail of the field and will risk losing laps. As in the past, teams will only be allowed to change a max of two tires per yellow.
The Winchester 400 will be the Season Championship points event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series 25th Anniversary Season Presented by Team Construction. The highest finishing driver in the four Chase for the Championship drivers will be crowned the 2021 series Champion and receive a $2,500 bonus from Team Construction.
The schedule of events for the Winchester 400 has been released starting with an open practice on Thursday, October 14th, followed by three straight days of on track action on the High Banks, including the Season Championship events for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance, the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman and the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stocks.
For more information regarding the event, please visit the track’s website at winchesterspeedway.com. You can follow @FastestHalfMile on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to like the Winchester Speedway Facebook page.
All tickets for Winchester 400 weekend will be General Admission except for the top-three rows The top-three rows are reserved tickets only. Tickets for the 50th Lucas Oil Winchester 400 are available at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.
More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Winchester 400 entry form can be found at www.cra-racing.com.
-Champion Racing Association Press Release
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