Salem, IN — ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by JEGS officials have released the entry form for the 44th Annual Winchester 400 on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, which will be held on Sunday, October 11. This event is one of the top short track events in the country. Some of the past winners since CRA began sanctioning the event include names like Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, David Stremme, Ross Kenseth, Erik Jones, Scott Hantz, Brian Ross, Ryan Lawler, Boris Jurkovic and Bobby Parsley.
The Winchester 400 is the final leg in the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown were two time defending Winchester 400 winner Erik Jones will have the opportunity to possibly win the $100,000 bonus. Jones, a full-time competitor won the Battle at Berlin 251 at Berlin Raceway on May 16, the first leg of the Triple Crown, he then won the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway on July 18, the second leg of the Triple Crown, to set himself up for the possible big pay day if he can win his third Winchester 400 in a row. Jones was the 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion and currently races full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing.
The Winchester 400 is 400 laps counting cautions with live pit stops and a possible starting field of up to 38 cars. It is a 12 tire maximum race. The event will pay $15,000 to win plus bonuses, which includes $10,000 in lap leader money, which is $25 per lap lead, plus bonuses of $1000, $600 and $400 to the top three finishing traveling non-regular CRA teams and a $1000 bonus to the highest finishing Crate Engine car. EDCO Welding will pay a $400 bonus to the events Fast Qualifier.
Things begin for the Winchester 400 Weekend with an optional load in, hauler parking and pit pass purchases on Thursday, October 8 from 3-7 p.m. Pits open on Friday, October 9 at 9 a.m. with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 1 p.m. The ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have a one hour practice session at 2 p.m. and a 45 minute practice session at 4:40 p.m. on Friday.
Pits open on Saturday, October 10 at 8:30 a.m. with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 11 a.m. The ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have a 45 minute practice session beginning at 11 a.m. and a 45 minute final practice session at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday. EDCO Welding Pole Qualifying for the 44th Annual Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will begin at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday. If a Last Chance race is needed for the Winchester 400, it will be ran as part of Saturday night’s race program.
On Sunday, October 11 the pits will open at 9am. There will be an on track autograph session with all the 44th Annual Winchester 400 drivers starting at 12:30. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the 44th annual Winchester 400 taking the green flag at 2 p.m.
Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com. More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-ARCA/CRA Super Series Press Release. Photo credit: Speed51.com