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Posted October 4th, 2017

ARCA/CRA Super Series Season Championship to be Decided Sunday at the Winchester 400

Entry List Continues to Grow With Top Drivers

Salem, IN (October 3, 2017) – The ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will conclude its 21st season of competition with this Sunday’s running of the prestigious 46th Annual Winchester 400 on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway. This will be the 13th Winchester 400 that the ARCA/CRA Super Series has sanctioned since the 2003 season at Winchester Speedway.

2017 was the first season the CRA has used a Championship Chase format to crown their Champions in all four of its series. Five drivers were locked into the final four ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Chase events. After three of those events, one driver was eliminated, giving four drivers a shot to win the 2017 series Championship. The four include Johnny VanDoorn, Dalton Armstrong, Logan Runyon and Wes Griffith Jr., the driver finishing the highest in Sunday’s Winchester 400 will be crowned the 2017 Champion.

The three time series Champion VanDoorn is looking to make history by becoming the first driver to win four ARCA/CRA Super Series Championships. VanDoorn is currently tied with Scott Hantz with three series Championships a piece. VanDoorn won the Championship Chase event at Toledo Speedway on September 16th to lock himself into the final, which was the series last event. That victory gives him three series victories so far this season. VanDoorn is also looking to win his first ever Winchester 400 on Sunday.

Armstrong hopes to claim his first ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship after finishing second to Cody Coughlin in last season’s Championship. Armstrong was the series 2016 Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year and was the 2015 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Drivers Champion. Armstrong locked himself into the final four with a victory at Winchester Speedway on Labor Day Weekend. Armstrong looks to also win his first Winchester 400, and has high hopes after having a dominating car on Labor Day.

Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year candidate Runyon looks to try and become the fourth driver to win both the rookie of the year and series Championship in the same season, joining the likes of Hantz, Derrick Griffin and Grant Quinlan. Runyon is currently tied with rookie Hunter Jack for the lead in the Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year standings. Jack was the Chase driver that was eliminated from the final four after Toledo, but still looks to battle Runyon for the top Rookie honors at Winchester Sunday.

Veteran CRA competitor Griffith Jr. is looking to win his first series Championship, after finishing third in series Championship points in 2016 and 2014 and fourth in 2015. He was the 2014 series rookie of the year. His best ever ARCA/CRA Super Series finish was a second in the 2016 Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway, Griffith Jr. looks to get his first series win and his first Championship on Sunday.

The Winchester 400 is the final leg in the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown, which would have paid a driver $100,000 bonus if the same driver won the Redbud 400 at Anderson Speedway, the Battle at Berlin 251 and the 46th Annual Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway. Steve Wallace won the Redbud 400, but he is not eligible for the $100,000 and $10,000 bonuses, because he raced full-time for several seasons in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, so there will be no $100,000 bonus paid out in 2017. Brian Campbell won the Battle at Berlin 251, but is not eligible for the $10,000 bonus because he didn’t race in the Redbud 400 and is not entered to race in the Winchester 400, so there will be no $10,000 bonus paid out this season.

The driver who accumulates the most points during the three Triple Crown events will receive a $5,000 bonus and the title of Champion of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown with no $100,000 or $10,000 bonuses paid out. VanDoorn is highest in Triple Crown points of drivers entered for the 400, Rapheal Lessard is two points behind him. Steven Wallace is next, he is 16 points behind Lessard. Logan Runyon is next, he is 12 points behind Wallace. Armstrong, the 2016 Triple Crown points Champion, is next, he is 12 points behind Runyon. Lessard and Wallace are also both entered for Sunday’s 400.

The entry list has continued to grow for Sunday’s 46th Annual Winchester 400, there are 36 drivers entered to date, topped by 2016 event winner Travis Braden, he is the only previous event winner entered. Other top drivers entered include 2017 All American 400 winner Donnie Wilson, 2017 NASCAR K & N Pro East Series Champion Harrison Burton, 2016 Snowball Derby winner Christian Eckes, 2017 Southern Super Series Champion Stephen Nasse, NASCAR Camping World Truck competitor Noah Gragson and his teammate 2017 CARS Super Late Model Tour Champion Cole Rouse, both driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

The Winchester 400 is 400 laps counting cautions and is a 12 tire race. For the first time ever the event will 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 now pay $16,000 to win plus bonuses, which includes $10,000 in lap leader money, which is $25 per lap led. There will be bonuses of $1000, $600 and $400 to the top three finishing traveling non-regular CRA teams. There is a $1000 bonus to the highest finishing Crate Engine car and another $1000 to the highest finishing driver who has never raced in the Winchester 400 before. In addition EDCO Welding will pay a $400 bonus to the events Fast Qualifier and Hamner Racing Engines will pay a $200 bonus to the driver who advances the most positions.

Activities begin for the Winchester 400 Weekend with an optional load in, hauler parking and pit pass purchases on Thursday, October 5th from 3 to 7pm. Pits open on Friday, October 6th at 9am with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 1pm. The ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have a one hour practice session at 2pm and a 45 minute practice session at 4:40pm on Friday. Pits open on Saturday, October 7th at 8:30am, rotating practice for all divisions will begin at 11am. The ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have a 45 minute practice session beginning at 11am and a 45 minute final practice session at 1:15pm on Saturday. EDCO Welding Pole Qualifying for the Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series will begin at 4:15pm on Saturday.

On Sunday, October 8th the pits will open at 9am. There will be an on track autograph session with all the Winchester 400 drivers starting at 12:30. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm with the 46th Annual Winchester 400 taking the green flag at 2pm.

For those fans that cannot attend the Winchester 400 Weekend events, 51 TV Pay-Per-View will broadcast all the racing events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Winchester 400 Weekend. Purchase the live Winchester 400 Weekend broadcast now at Speed51.com.

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.

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Posted September 28th, 2017

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For Immediate Release:


First Look at Entry List for 46th Annual Winchester 400

One of the nation’s most prestigious Super Late Model races, the 46th Annual Winchester 400, will take place Sunday, October 8 at Winchester Speedway (IN). With three weeks remaining until the big race, ARCA/CRA Super Series officials released the first look at the entry list on Tuesday morning.

The list, which currently includes the names of 30 Super Late Model drivers, is headlined by defending Winchester 400 winner Travis Braden. The West Virginia driver will be returning to the high-banked Indiana oval hoping to add a second rifle to his collection.

In his way will be a stout field of drivers including Johnny VanDoorn, who is fresh off an ARCA/CRA Super Series win at Toledo Speedway (OH) this past weekend. Carrying the momentum of a win could help VanDoorn find his way to Winchester 400 victory lane for the first time in his career.

VanDoorn will be joined by fellow ARCA/CRA Super Series championship contenders Dalton Armstrong, Logan Runyon and Wes Griffith, Jr. Out of those four drivers, the driver with the best finish at Winchester will be crowned the 2017 series champion.

A pair of Southern Super Series championship contenders – Stephen Nasse and Chandler Smith – are also slated to make the trip to Indiana once their championship battle concludes. They will be joined by defending Southern Super Series champion Donnie Wilson.

Steven Wallace will make the trip from North Carolina to Winchester in hopes of earning his first Winchester rifle.

Kyle Busch Motorsports will be loading up and bringing not one, but two drivers who are both in search of their first rifle. Cole Rouse, a regular behind the wheel of a KBM Late Model, will make his first Winchester 400 trip with KBM, while NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Noah Gragson will be making his second SLM start this season for the team.

Another big team bringing in two drivers is David Gilliland Racing. Raphael Lessard will be making his return to Winchester after having a strong run in last year’s race. Chase Purdy will also be back behind the wheel of a DGR Super Late Model.

The Fury Race Cars team with young stars Harrison Burton and Christian Eckes hope to be a force to be reckon with at Winchester. Eckes, the defending Snowball Derby champion, is hoping to add the Winchester 400 to his resume while Burton is hoping to continue a hot streak and add a Super Late Model crown jewel win to his resume.

Hope Hornish recently competed at Winchester where she was consistently running in the top five among some stiff competition. She is returning for the big 400-lap feature hoping to have the same strength and become the first female to win the Winchester 400.

Rick Turner, the all-time leader in CRA starts, is also entered with hopes of adding another start to his career total.

The Midwest scene will be represented by drivers such as Jon Beach, inaugural ARCA/CRA Super Series champion Kenny Tweedy, former JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour champion Dan Leeck, Jack Dossey III, Scott Whitehouse, 2016 Winchester 400 runner-up Eddie VanMeter, Hunter Jack, Terry Fisher Jr., Rich Segvich and Kyle Crump.

Other drivers traveling to Indiana include Tennessee’s Mason Mingus, North Carolina's Trevor Noles and Pennsylvania’s Jordan Miller.

A full list of current entries for the 46th Annual Winchester 400 can be seen below. The list below is a list of early entries with more drivers expected to be added to the list prior to the event.

Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com.

More information on all the CRA series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

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Posted September, 11th, 2017

Winchester Speedway Stock Car Festival Race Results


September 4th, 2017

ARCA CRA Super Series 100


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 4 Armstrong, Dalton 100
2 26 Braden, Travis 100
3 99 Lessard, Raphael 100
4 29 St. John, Tommy 100
5 71 VanDoorn, Johnny 100
6 1 Beach, Jon 100
7 5 Hornish, Hope 99
8 15 Eckes, Christian 99
9 6 Runyon, Logan 99
10 7 Griffith Jr, Wes 98
11 51 Rouse, Cole 75
12 81 Fisher Jr, Terry 66
13 26T Turner, Rick 38
14 58 Ankrum, Tyler 36
15 3 Barnhart, Dave 30
16 54 Fultz, Jeff 28
17 41 Jack, Hunter 14
DNS 20 Dossey III, Jack DNS

September 4th, 2017

Winchester Modifieds


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 46 Moff, Doug 40
2 5 Jackson, Danny 40
3 12P Poole, Chad 40
4 8 Tomasik, Scotty 40
5 30 Martin, Jonathan 40
6 9 Hinton, Jake 39
7 77 Doran, Kevin 39
8 9N Norton III, RJ 39
9 09 Skaggs, Don 39
10 26 Lane, Jeff 32
11 28 Fisher Jr, Terry 32
12 13 Purvis, Kyle 32
13 05 Fullarton, Greg 32
14 14 Burkett, Tim 32
15 37 Minick Jr, Steve 32
16 57 Nuckles, Tyler 14
17 10 Johnson Jr, Herb 13
18 60 Brewer, Brian 12
19 11 Nester, Brian 9
DNS 7 Dimit, Matt DNS

September 3rd, 2017

Vore's Welding 40 Lap Feature


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 23B VanMeter, Billy 40
2 42 Neal, Jason 40
3 69 Norton Jr, RJ 40
4 00 Hutson, Billy 40
5 28C Coe, Austin 40
6 9 Brutti, Tony 40
7 29 Brunke, Tony 39
8 24 Setser, Cory 38
9 88 Curts, Tom 37
10 73 McClellon, Neal 35
11 38 Spillers, KC 34
12 84 Amor, Shawn 22
13 4 Trent, Danny 9

September 4th, 2017

CRA Street Stocks Winchester 40


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 96 Ridner, A.J. 40
2 84 Teepe, Andrew 40
3 22 Kirby III, James 40
4 44 Lane, Colby 40
5 3 McElfresh, Jake 40
6 23 Skiles, Thomas 40
7 68 Schafer, J.J. 40
8 21 Stewart, Tony 40
9 59 Adams, Corey 40
10 25 Lutz, Tory 40
11 54G Greene, Nathan 39
12 22C Crabtree, JP 38
13 35 Ashton, Bill 37
14 29K Keller, Mason 25
15 57 Adams, Danny 14
16 89 Sage, Josh 40

September 4th, 2017

VCTS 30 Lap Feature


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 27 Hoelscher, Bo 30
2 07 Vore, Steve 30
3 18 Eaton Jr, Gary 30
4 15 Jennings, Andy 30
5 33 Brown, Justin 30
6 82 Yoder, Harvey 30
7 4 Eaton Jr, Terry 30
8 13 Jennings, Mark 30
9 71 Gossar, Trent 30
10 37 Morris, Darek 30
11 01 Mehl, Dave 30
12 133 Drook, Jess 29
13 42 Greer III, Johney 29
14 56 Frederick, Sean 29
15 11 Slavey, Corey 28
16 31 Vester, JR 27
17 67 Rehm, Rob 27
18 48 Hoppes, Dylan 26
19 45 Mefford, Justin 26
20 14 Jennings, Joe 20
21 6 Jennings, Chris 20
22 7C Masters, Ron 19
23 5B Smith, Brett 19
24 9T Meade, Nicholas 15
25 0 Gassar Jr, Tom 12
26 55 Byrd, Kyle 12
27 95 Yoder, David 12
28 28 Honious, BJ 12
29 7 Morris, Zach 8
30 38X Spillers, Ryan 3
31 24T Teegarden, Aaron 3
32 8 Jennings, Joe 3
DNS 59 Bater, Kodi DNS
DNS 70 Hill, Levi DNS
DNS 85 Iliff, Phil DNS

September 3rd, 2017

Thunder Roadster 20 Lap Feature


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 7 Meyer, Mike 20
2 19 Robbins, John 20
3 20 Dugger, Doug 20
4 63 Cory, Chad 20
5 1 Osborn, Dave 20
6 15 Griffin, Marty 20
7 26 Gains, Clayton 20
8 25 Oliver, Rodney 25
9 14 Meyer, Matt 20
10 4 Albers, Jim 15
DNS 43 Lemons, Bob DNS

September 3rd, 2017

JEGS CRA All Stars Tour - JEGS 100


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 14 Hocevar, Carson 100
2 29K Keller, Mason 100
3 7 Carter, David 100
4 26 Braden, Travis 100
5 23 Chick, Mandy 100
6 5 Clancy Jr, Michael 100
7 72 Woodin, Thomas 100
8 88 Smith, Josh 100
9 811 Hufferd, Thomas 100
10 20 Dossey III, Jack 100
11 8 Hornish, Hope 94
12 51 Fatscher, Eddie 89
13 29 Kunert, Austin 69
14 28 Smith, Jack 66
15 40 Miller, Jordan 12
16 23V VanMeter, Eddie 5

September 3rd, 2017

VCTS 20 Lap Feature


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 15 Jennings, Andy 20
2 18 Eaton Jr, Gary 20
3 38X Spillers, Ryan 20
4 27 Hoelscher, Bo 20
5 0 Gossar Jr, Tom 20
6 07 Vore, Steve 20
7 33 Brown, Justin 20
8 4 Eaton Jr, Terry 20
9 13 Jennings, Mark 20
10 55 Byrd, Kyle 20
11 01 Mehl, Dave 20
12 37 Morris, Darek 20
13 82 Yoder, Harvey 20
14 24T Teegarden, Aaron 20
15 71 Gossar, Trent 20
16 133 Drook, Jess 20
17 9T Meade, Nicholas 20
18 48 Hoppes, Dylan 20
19 56 Frederick, Sean 19
20 95 Yoder, David 19
21 28 Honious, BJ 16
22 8 Jennings, Joe 10
23 6 Jennings, Chris 8
24 7c Masters, Ron 8
25 31 Vester, JR 8
26 42 Greer III, Johney 4
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Posted August 14th, 2017

Winchester Speedway Old Timers Weekend Race Results


August 6th, 2017

Winchester ARCA 200


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 28 Benjamin, Kye 200
2 15 Eckes, Christian 200
3 52 Theriault, Austin 200
4 27 Braden, Travis 200
5 32 Dean, Gus 200
6 22 Lee, Shane 200
7 78 Purdy, Chase 200
8 23 Holmes, Bret 200
9 33 Fontaine, Justin 200
10 25 Lessard, Raphael 199
11 69 LeMastus, Bo 197
12 10 Fike, A.J. 195
13 34 Basham, Mike 187
14 9 Praytor, Thomas 185
15 55 Smith, Zane 181
16 77 Sargeant, Dalton 163
17 18 Herbst, Riley 159
18 5 Gerhart, Bobby 141
19 48 Smith, Brad 86
20 0 Nicolopoulos, Con 56
21 2 Caudell, Eric 3
22 06 Meunier, Mark 0
23 3 Senica, Mike 0

August 6th, 2017

Vore's FWD Compact


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 07 Vore, Steve 50
2 6 Jennings, Chris 50
3 18 Eaton, Gary 50
4 4 Eaton, Terry 50
5 4T Teegarden, Aaron 50
6 8 Jennings, Joe 50
7 28 Honious, BJ 49
8 33 Drook, Jeff 48
9 82 Yoder, Harvey 48
10 9T Meade, Nicholas 48
11 95 Yoder, David 48
12 37 Morris, Derrick 47
13 56 Frederick, Sean 47
14 13 Jennings, Mark 47
15 55 Byrd, Kyle 46
16 11 Slarey, Brian 46
17 31 Vester, JR 45
18 57 Rehm, Rob 44
19 5B Smith, Brett 43
20 77 Wiorley, ? 29
21 01 Brown, Justin 24
22 0 Grossar, Tom 19
23 27 Hoelischer, Bo 15
24 14 Jennings, Joseph 15
25 23 Lee, Adam 13
26 7C Masters, Ron 8
27 9 Vore, Jeff 7
28 15 Jennings, Andy 3
29 LW Weaver, Ricky 3
30 85 Iliff, Phil 1

August 5th, 2017

CRA Winchester 200


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 44B Barnes Jr., Chuck 200
2 22 Kirby III, James 200
3 00 Hudson, Brett 200
4 57 Adams, Danny 200
5 3 McElfresh, Jake 200
6 84 Teepe, Andrew 200
7 68 Schafer, J.J. 199
8 44 Lane, Colby 198
9 95 Hopkins, Brian 197
10 25 Lutz⌐, Tory 197
11 9 Hinton, Jake 196
12 29T Todd, Mike 195
13 29 Keller, Mason 195
14 23 Skiles, Thomas 187
15 96 Ridner, AJ 181
16 54 Greene, Nathan 180
17 59 Adams, Cory 132
18 22L Lewis, Brian 80
19 83 Mefford, Brandon 75
20 26 Hahn, Jordan 58
21 74 Brading, Josh 52
22 42 Peeples, Curtis 49
23 45 Greene, Larry 32
24 21 Stewart, Tony 25
25 6 Hillard, Blake 16

August 4th, 2017

Winchester Modifieds


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 12 Poole, Chad 40
2 11 Nester, Brian 40
3 28 Fisther Jr., Terry 40
4 14 Burkett, Tim 40
5 46 Moff, Doug 40
6 7 Dimit, Matt 40
7 05 Fullerton, Gret 40
8 5 Jackson, Danny 40
9 09 Skaggs, Don 37
10 26 Lane, Jeff 14
11 80 Baxter III, Ralph 13
12 51 Schmidt, Jeff 9
13 21 Klingelhofer, Ross 4
X Breedlove, Damon TOW
36 Bowman, Darrin TOW
77 Duran, Devin TOW
9 Hinton, Jake TOW

August 4th, 2017

Vore's CTS


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 18 Eaton Jr., Gary 25
2 77 Worley, Brad 25
3 133 Drook, Jess 25
4 5 Smith, Brett 23
5 24t Teagarden, Aarron 22
6 85 Iliff, Phill 21
7 123 Lee, Adam 17
8 27 Hoelscher, Bo 15
9 11 Slavey, Cory 14
10 7c Masters, Ron 7
11 95 Yoder, David 1
12 33 Brown, Justin 1
13 55 Byrd, Kyle 1
14 13 Jennings, Mark 1
15 21w Weaver, Ricky 1
16 9 Vore, Jeff DNS

August 4th, 2017

Vore's CTS


PLACE CAR NO. NAME LAPS
1 4 Eaton Jr., Tery 25
2 6 Jennings, Chris 25
3 8 Jennings, Joe 25
4 07 Vore, Steve 25
5 15 Jennings, Andy 25
6 37 Morris, Darek 25
7 28 Honious, B.J. 25
8 82 Yoder, Harvey 24
9 56 Frederick, Sean 23
10 21w Weaver, Ricky 23
11 01 Mehl, Dave 23
12 67 Relm, Rob 22
13 14 Jennings, Joseph 5
14 97m Morris, Matthew 5
15 9t Meade, Nicholas 1
16 7 Morris, Zach 1
17 0 Kossar, Tom DNS
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Posted July 20th, 2017

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ARCA's Dalton Sargeant seeking redemption at Winchester, yet still intimidated by the famous high-banks

TOLEDO, Ohio (July 19 2017) - Most folks will tell you that you can't race side-by-side for more than a few laps at Winchester Speedway...that sooner or later, one has to give for the other. But that's not the way it went down last year at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile" when Chase Briscoe and Dalton Sargeant went wheel-to-wheel for at least a dozen rounds, with Briscoe, bruised fenders and all, getting the final edge at the checkered flag. Briscoe has since moved onto the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series but Sargeant says he's coming back for redemption.

Cars on track

The 28th running of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards at Winchester is coming Sunday afternoon, August 6.

Ironically, Sargeant will be driving the same No. 77 Cunningham Motorsports Ford that Briscoe beat him in last year.

"I feel like I let Winchester slip away from us last year...I'm looking for a little redemption," said Sargeant.

Dalton

"I also feel like Winchester is one of my stronger tracks. It's definitely one of those places I have some experience. We were leading most of the Winchester 400 last year before a late-race penalty. We led the ARCA race last year...I think we have a strong chance going in."

As much as Sargeant feels good about the experience he has at Winchester, the Boca Raton, Florida racer says he never gets used to the intimidating feelings that come with the storied high-banks.

"That's what I love about Winchester. No matter how many times you go back, it's always one of those places that can intimidate you a little bit. When you walk in, you kind of get that 'sick to your stomach' feeling. I don't really know how to put it into words, but the place scares you a little bit, but I enjoy the challenge a lot."

Sargeant's still got momentum on his side after winning at Iowa Speedway, his second victory this season and third of his career. The 19-year-old driver has also established himself as a championship contender in 2017, currently in second behind leader Austin Theriault.

" We definitely feel like we're still in this championship. We closed up the gap a little at Iowa. We lost all our points to the 52 (Theriault) in one race at Talladega. Everybody tends to have a little bad luck...I don't wish it on them, but anything can happen. As long as we keep our performance up, we'll be there at the end."

The Winchester ARCA 200 serves as the grand finale in an action-packed race weekend (Aug. 4-5-6) that begins Friday with the Winchester Old Timers vintage race car club, Vore's FWD Compact cars, Thunder Roadsters and the Winchester Modified Division. On Saturday, the CRA Street Stocks join the race card alongside the Old Timers club, Thunder Roadsters, ARCA Racing Series practice and General Tire Pole Award Qualifying. The festive weekend culminates with the Winchester ARCA 200 grand finale Sunday afternoon. The Winchester Old Timers Club is on hand all three days.

ARCA History at Winchester

The ARCA Racing Series reaches way back at Winchester - to 1957 when Don O'Dell won the inaugural event in 1957. Ten-time series champion Frank Kimmel is the leading ARCA winner at Winchester with six victories (1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013) followed by three-time series champ Tim Steele, who won four times (1993, 1995, 1997, 2001). 1988 series champion Tracy Leslie won twice at Winchester in 1988 and 1999. Leslie's son Billy Leslie, with his father spotting, won from the pole in 2007. Cunningham Motorsports went back-to-back as winners with Dakoda Armstrong in 2011 and Alex Bowman in 2012, and repeated with Chase Briscoe in 2016.

Other ARCA winners at Winchester include Jack Bowsher (1964), Ralph Latham (1972), Bobby Watson (1972) and two-time series champion Marvin Smith, who won back-to-back races in 1982 and 1983, Bob Keselowski (1990), Gary Bradberry (1994), Bob Strait (1998), Brandon Jones (2014) and Austin Wayne Self (2015).

Media Coverage

The Winchester ARCA 200 will be tape-delayed on MAVTV, airing initially August 19 at 10 p.m. Eastern, and again on August 26 at 10 p.m. Follow live coverage of all the ARCA on-track activities at Winchester with Live audio, timing and scoring and Live chat at arcaracing.com Saturday and Sunday.

CONTACT: Don Radebaugh
dradebaugh@arcaracing.com
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Posted July 13th, 2017

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ARCA heads back to Winchester Speedway; Top Speed Mods, CRA Street Stocks, Thunder Roadsters; Old Timers Join race card August 4-5-6

TOLEDO, Ohio (July 12, 2017) - The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is returning to Winchester Speedway, the "World's Fastest Half-Mile" for the 28th running of the Winchester ARCA 200 Sunday afternoon, August 6.

Winchester Speedway

The Winchester ARCA 200 serves as the grand finale in an action-packed race weekend that begins Friday with the Winchester Old Timers vintage race car club, Vore's FWD Compact cars, Thunder Roadsters and the Top Speed Modified tour. On Saturday, the CRA Street Stocks join the race card alongside the Old Timers club, Thunder Roadsters, ARCA Racing Series practice and General Tire Pole Award Qualifying. The festive weekend culminates with the Winchester ARCA 200 grand finale Sunday afternoon. The Winchester Old Timers Club is on hand all three days.

While Winchester's amazing history includes more than 100 years, the ARCA national tour also goes way back at Winchester - to 1957 when Don O'Dell won the inaugural event in a Chevrolet in just the fifth season of competition for what would become ARCA's national tour. ARCA is now in its 65th season.

"It's important for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards to race at Winchester Speedway," said ARCA President Ron Drager. "It's exactly the type of Midwestern facility where the ARCA brand is well-known and has the chance to be successful. Winchester is big enough and fast enough to play to the very nature of our cars."

cars on track

In last year's race, 2016 champion Chase Briscoe and Dalton Sargeant staged a thrilling door-to-door duel that went down to the wire. While Briscoe moved onto the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in '17, Sargeant will be coming back to compete at Winchester in the same Cunningham Motorsports 77 car that carried Briscoe to Victory Lane at Winchester last year. Sargeant is locked in a tight championship battle with Ken Schrader Racing's Austin Theriault. Joe Gibbs Racing is also entered with Las Vegas, Nevada rookie Riley Herbst. Venturini Motorsports has entered three drivers -- Snowball Derby winner Christian Eckes, Canadian Rapheal Lessard and Californian Zane Smith.

ARCA History at Winchester

The ARCA Racing Series reaches way back at Winchester - to 1957 when Don O'Dell won the inaugural event in 1957. Ten-time series champion Frank Kimmel is the leading ARCA winner at Winchester with six victories (1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013) followed by three-time series champ Tim Steele, who won four times (1993, 1995, 1997, 2001). 1988 series champion Tracy Leslie won twice at Winchester in 1988 and 1999. Leslie's son Billy Leslie, with his father spotting, won from the pole in 2007. Cunningham Motorsports went back-to- back as winners with Dakoda Armstrong in 2011 and Alex Bowman in 2012, and repeated with Chase Briscoe in 2016.

Other ARCA winners at Winchester include Jack Bowsher (1964), Ralph Latham (1972), Bobby Watson (1972) and two-time series champion Marvin Smith, who won back-to-back races in 1982 and 1983, Bob Keselowski (1990), Gary Bradberry (1994), Bob Strait (1998), Brandon Jones (2014) and Austin Wayne Self (2015).

Media Coverage

The Winchester ARCA 200 will be tape-delayed on MAVTV, airing initially August 19 at 10 p.m. Eastern, and again on August 26 at 10 p.m. Follow live coverage of all the ARCA on-track activities at Winchester with Live audio, timing and scoring and Live chat at arcaracing.com Saturday and Sunday.

CONTACT: Don Radebaugh
dradebaugh@arcaracing.com
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Posted May 10th, 2017

Thelma Hartley relives racing at Winchester Speedway

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Posted April 24th, 2017


Donald Davidson and Mike Harmless taking a hot lap at the Winchester Speedway after the April 22nd event promoting and covering the hisotry of the Indianapolis 500 and Winchester Speedway!
Donald Davidson riding with Mike Harmless
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