Championships will be decided in five separate divisions over the course of Winchester 400 weekend. A pair of drivers will have the chance to win titles in multiple divisions during the three days at Winchester Speedway.
History can be made in several different ways this weekend. One driver can become just the second driver to win both an ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour championship in the same season, while another will be looking to repeat that honor.
Cody Coughlin accomplished that feat already in his career, doing so in 2016. He won six races between the two series that year, doing so at Anderson Speedway and Salem Speedway with the All-Stars Tour and at Anderson, Toledo Speedway, Baer Field Motorsports Park and Winchester Speedway in the Super Series. His All-Stars Tour title was won pretty handedly, but he had to survive a challenge from Dalton Armstrong in the Super Series finale to claim that title by just 16 points.
Coughlin has visited victory lane four times between the two series in 2020, though not all of his wins were without controversy. His most notable win came in an ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Anderson in August when sparks flew post-race between he and Jack Dossey III. He also visited victory lane in another race at Anderson, as well as at Jennerstown Speedway and Lebanon I-44 Speedway with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.
Josh Brock can become the second driver to win both series titles in the same year this weekend. The Kentucky driver won the ARCA/CRA Super Series title back in 2018 with an eighth-place finish in the Winchester 400 to cap off his comeback from a cancer diagnosis the year before. He was just one race that year, coming at Anderson Speedway that April while posting five top-five finishes.
Both his wins in 2020 have come with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. Brock wasn’t planning on running full-time with the series before scoring his first-career All-Stars Tour win at Anderson back in June. He enters Winchester as the most recent winner, passing Charlie Keeven on a late restart to win at Bristol Motor Speedway. While he has yet to win with the Super Series in 2020, he was the regular season champion with just two finished outside the top-ten all season.
The Winchester 400 weekend is scheduled for three action-packed days of racing at the “Fastest Half Mile” on October 9-11. More tickets have just been released and are available at winchesterspeedway.com/tickets.
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Fans unable to make the trip to Winchester, Indiana will be able to watch all three days of racing via a pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.TV. For more information and to order your video ticket today, click here.
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-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
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