If you haven’t already, it’s time to begin making your plans to attend the 49th Annual Winchester 400, October 9-11 at Winchester Speedway. On Thursday, event promoters and the Champion Racing Association (CRA) released the full weekend schedule for this year’s version of the crown jewel event.
Highlights of this year’s schedule include an optional day of practice on Thursday, a condensed schedule to allow people to get out of the track sooner, a post-race concert on Saturday and additional laps for the CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks.
The highly-anticipated weekend in Winchester will begin on Thursday, October 8 with rotating practice starting at noon and ending at 5 p.m.
Friday’s activities will once again be highlighted by the 100-lap championship race for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models. The Vores Compact Touring Series will also be in competition for their 30-lap season finale on the high-banks.
Racing on Friday, October 9 will begin at 5 p.m. with a 20-lap feature for the Thunder Roadsters. That will lead into qualifying for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, Vores Compact Touring Series heat races, the 100-lap All-Stars Tour main event and the Vores championship race.
Super Late Models from the ARCA/CRA Super Series, CRA Street Stocks, CRA Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds will invade Winchester on Saturday, October 10.
Qualifying for the 49th Annual Winchester 400 will begin at 4 p.m. prior to pre-race ceremonies at 4:45 p.m. Racing will begin at 5 p.m. and include 50-lap features for the CRA Street Stocks, Modifieds and CRA Late Model Sportsman. The 50-lap features for both the CRA Street Stocks and CRA Late Model Sportsman will be a 10-lap increase from recent years.
Following Saturday’s racing, fans and race teams will be able to enjoy themselves during a party in the pavilion. This year’s party will include a trackside concert, with more information to be announced soon.
On Sunday, October 11 all focus will be on Super Late Models during the 49th Annual Winchester 400. A driver autograph session will be held in the midway at 11 a.m. prior to pre-race ceremonies at 12 p.m. The green flag for 400 laps of racing on the Winchester high-banks will wave at 1 p.m.
Race fans will be able to attend all three days of Winchester 400 weekend for $75 with a three-day reserved grandstand ticket. A three-day general admission ticket will also be available for $60.
Tickets for Sunday’s 49th Annual Winchester 400 are $35 for reserved seating, $30 for general admission and $25 for students (ages 6 to 14). Saturday’s reserved tickets are $25, while general admission seating will be available for $20. Student tickets will be available for $15. Tickets for Friday’s racing program will also be $25 for reserved, $20 for general admission and $15 for students.
A three-day pit pass for the weekend will be available for $90. Individual pit passes for Sunday ($40), Saturday ($35) and Friday ($35) are also available.
Pit passes will not be available for Thursday’s optional practice. Cost will be $200 per car. The grandstands will be open with free admittance from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
A complete schedule for the 49th Annual Winchester 400 can be viewed now by clicking here.
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-Winchester Speedway Press Release
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