Salem, IN -- Outerwears Performance Products is once again sponsoring the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award with the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS for the 2018 season. The award will include a $1000 cash bonus and a trophy. Jeff Lane was the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award winner in 2015, the first season for the award. Scott Neal was the award winner in 2016 and Butch VanDoorn the winner in 2017.
The award will be based upon the Chase format that CRA is using to determine its Champions again in 2018. The final four scheduled races will be utilized for the Chase to determine a series Champion and the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award. There are six teams in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Chase currently battling to be in the final four to race in the 47th Annual Winchester 400 to determine the 2018 series Champion and six Crew Chiefs in contention for the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award.
The top five eligible teams Crew Chiefs will be awarded points at each of the four Chase events, 5 for the highest finisher, down to 1 for fifth highest. The Crew Chief earning the most points in the four Chase events will be the 2018 Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award winner.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series had its second 2018 Chase event on Monday, September 3rd at Winchester Speedway. Josh Nelms has taken over the lead in the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings after two events, with his driver Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year point’s leader Austin Kunert coming home third at Winchester, the highest finisher of the six Chase Teams in that event. Kunert was the second highest finisher in the Chase opener, giving Nelms nine points to date in the standings.
Wimmer Motorsports, Crew Chief for Josh Brock, is now in second in the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings with eight points after Wimmer finished highest of the Chase teams at Kalamazoo and third at Winchester. Brent Jack, Crew Chief for son Hunter Jack, is now in third with six points after finishing second among the Chase contenders at Winchester.
Jon Beach is in fourth place in the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings with five points. Kyle Jones, Crew Chief for 2017 series Champion and Rookie of the Year Logan Runyon, is in fifth place. Carl Holten, Crew Chief for Greg Van Alst is in sixth place.
The Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award will be presented at the 2018 CRA Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown at Union Station on Friday, January 11th, 2019. The third ARCA/CRA Super Series Chase event will be this Saturday at Toledo Speedway.
Based in Schoolcraft, Michigan, Outerwears has been on the track improving performance and creating champions since 1979. Designed using Terra-Flo technology Outerwears radiator screens provide the perfect balance between airflow and debris deflection, allowing peak airflow and longer radiator life. Outerwears radiator screens will be an important part of the ARCA/CRA Super Series for the 2018 race season. Ask your local dealer for your Outerwears or visit www.outerwears.com.
More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-CRA Press Release
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