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City of Winchester, Winchester Speedway team with ARCA for Freedom Festival in 2014

Winchester Speedway(TOLEDO, Ohio – November 25, 2013) – The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards is coordinating with officials from Winchester Speedway and the City of Winchester, Indiana, for three special days of racing around the Fourth of July holiday in 2014. A hauler parade, live music, fireworks and plenty of racing is being planned from July 4-6, 2014 as Winchester Speedway celebrates its 100th season of auto racing and the city presents its annual Freedom Festival Weekend. The ARCA hauler parade will get things started on Friday afternoon as the ARCA teams wind their way from the city to the speedway. The ARCA Racing Series will have its practice and qualifying on Saturday, July 5, with the 200-lap race at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6.

“This is going to be an exciting weekend, a historic weekend and a patriotic weekend, as we recognize the contributions of Winchester Speedway to our city,” said Winchester Mayor Steven D. Croyle.

Mayor Croyle said the Freedom Festival weekend will be moved to the speedway, including the fireworks on Friday and live music both nights. Big screen TVs will be brought in for race fans to watch the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday and NASCAR Sprint Cup series race on Saturday night, both from Daytona International Speedway.

“We’re putting together what we feel will be a weekend of racing worthy of Winchester Speedway’s 100th anniversary, featuring the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards on Sunday and a major open wheel race on Friday,” said Winchester Speedway owner and promoter Charlie Shaw. “We’re really happy to be working with the City of Winchester to combine celebrating the Fourth of July and our 100th anniversary of racing.”

One of the oldest speedways in America, Winchester debuted in 1914 as a flat half-mile dirt oval and remained that way through 1921. The high-banks were added in time for the 1922 season; however, the track would not be paved until 1952. The first ARCA Racing Series event at Winchester was held in 1957, just the fifth season of ARCA Racing Series competition.

“Both ARCA and Winchester are tradition-rich, historic entities here in the Midwest,” said ARCA President Ron Drager. “The ARCA Racing Series is a great fit at Winchester Speedway, and the City of Winchester combining its July 4 efforts with the track to commemorate its 100th season of racing makes our race weekend even more special.”

Don O’Dell won the inaugural 1957 Winchester ARCA event in a Chevrolet. Other ARCA winners at Winchester over the years 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. Other winners include Bob Keselowski (1990), Gary Bradberry (1994) and Bob Strait (1998).

Indiana native Frank Kimmel is the leading ARCA Racing Series 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). Billy Leslie won from the pole in 2007. Leslie’s father and 1988 series champion Tracy Leslie was also a winner at Winchester, triumphing in 1988 and 1999. Kimmel won the 2013 Winchester ARCA race, which at the time tied him with Iggy Katona for the all-time series win lead with 79. He broke the record at Kansas Speedway, in the same race that he clinched his 10th series championship.

More details will be announced later about the special three days of racing.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

2014 ARCA RACING SERIES PRESENTED BY MENARDS

Day, Date

Track

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014

Daytona International Speedway

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mobile International Speedway

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Salem Speedway

May 2-3, 2014 (TBA)

Talladega Superspeedway

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Toledo Speedway

Sunday, June 1, 2014

New Jersey Motorsports Park

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Pocono Raceway

Friday, June 13, 2014

Michigan International Speedway

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Elko Speedway

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Winchester Speedway

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chicagoland Speedway

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pocono Raceway

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Madison International Speedway

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

DuQuoin State Fairgrounds

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014

Salem Speedway

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Kentucky Speedway

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Kansas Speedway

'Money Stop' with 49 to go propels Kyle Busch Motorsports Development Driver to Victory 

October 13, 2013 - Qualifying Results - OFFICIAL Race ResultsErik Jones

Winchester, Indiana (October 13, 2013) – When 17-year-old Erik Jones signed the deal to become a development driver for Kyle Busch Motorsports, it was widely assumed that it would only be a matter of time before Jones, the 2012 Snowball Derby Winner who beat Busch in that race, would soon be steering Busch's familiar #51 in select Super Late Model events throughout the country and would be a major player in the outcome of the major high-profile events within the short track racing world.

Driving the familiar #51 KyleBuschFoundation.org / Toyota that his Car Owner had driven to victory lane in several events before him, Jones took the lead for good on lap 352 thanks to a clutch pit stop by his Kyle Busch Motorsports over the wall team and from there, the Byron, Michigan driver, the 2012 Snowball Derby Winner, added a Winchester Rifle to his collection of trophies by Winning the 42nd Running of the Winchester 400 at the legendary 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval of Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana on Sunday, October 13th. The 400 Win was Jones' first career
triumph in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS.

"This is a pretty special race and to be able to take the Rifle back home is really something special," The emotional driver stated in victory lane. "I've always wanted to Win here at Winchester and to be able to do so in one of the most prestigious races in the country, man I can't tell you how happy I am. I can't thank everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports enough for this opportunity. This is a strong car and I had a little pressure on me since the 'boss man' has won so many times before, including this race (2009). I'm having the time of my life right now." He added.

In a race that featured an ARCA/CRA Super Series record 14 lead changes, Jones led four different times for a total of 143 laps, the most of anyone and would fight off fellow 17-year-old Chase Elliott over the last 30 laps to secure the Win in front of a standing room only crowd in Eastern Indiana. The 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Champion was elated in victory lane
after reflecting on what he had just accomplished.

"This is so awesome. To be able to Win this race and the Snowball Derby last year; the two biggest short track races in the country, man I can't tell you how happy I am," Continued Jones who has also
been running a part-time NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series schedule for KBM and also has a victory this season in the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards for Venturini Motorsports at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan back on August 10th. "I can't put one race over the other in terms of prestige or a career high, but this and the Snowball Derby win are definitely #1 and #1A in no order at all." Jones smiled.

Despite dropping out on lap 355 due to a broken rear end, 19-year-old Travis Braden was officially crowned the 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Champion. The Wheeling, West Virginia driver, in his #01 West Virginia University / Chevrolet scored four Wins during his Championship season as the 2012 Rookie of the Year has already clinched the title when he took the Green Flag on September 22nd at Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, Indiana, an event he won.

"We had a great run today until the rear end let go. That's the second one this weekend." Braden remarked. "But man I can't be any happier than I am right now; we're the Champions of the top Super
Late Model series in the country. This is all for my team, for my Dad (Donald Braden), Gary Estes (Car Owner and Crew Chief), everyone on this team and everyone who has supported us throughout
the year, especially everyone at WVU for their support. This is for everyone who has been on our side all year long." He ended.

Settling for second in his #9 Rocky Ridge Custom Trucks / Chevrolet was Elliott, the 2010 Winchester 400 Winner; "We just came up a little short today." Explained the Dawsonville, Georgia driver. "That
left rear tire going down there (on lap 151) really put us behind and I certainly didn't want to spin. Luckily we didn't hit anything, but we went a lap down and had to fight our way back to the front the rest of the day. Really am proud of this team, they never gave up all day." He added. In addition to winning the EDCO Welding Pole Award, the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Winner at
Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario back on September 1st also scored the FLUIDYNE Cool Under Pressure Award for his efforts.

Making only his third ARCA/CRA Super Series start of the season after running the full schedule with the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards, where he finished second in the final points, 18-year-old Mason Mingus overcame ignition problems to finish on the podium in third in his #98 811 Call Before You Dig / Chevrolet. The Brentwood, Tennessee teenager started in the middle of the field in 23rd and picked up the first Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Award as well as the C.V. Racing Products Hard-Charger Award. "It was a good day, fought a miss in the motor, but we led some laps and stayed towards the front of the field once we got there. Not a bad run at all." Mingus stated.

Grill would bring home a fourth place finish and led the race on four different occasions for a total of 131 laps in his familiar #112 Grand American Race Cars / Chevrolet. The Hayden, Alabama driver was strong throughout most of the race and it showed as the 36-year-old southern invader collected the VDL Fuels Systems Hot Lap of the Race Award as well as the VR-12 Halfway Leader Award as well as the Holley Carburetors Halfway Leader Award.

Hemric, the 2012 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Champion, wrapped up the top five with a fifth place showing in his #98 Jack Link's Beef Jerky / Ford. The 22-year-old star from Mooresville, North Carolina, now a regular with the Southern Super Series and second in that tours' points, led briefly for seven laps at the 3/4s mark of the race. Austin Theriault finished sixth and earned the second Hoosier Racing Tire Performance award while 17-year-old Cody Coughlin, who earlier in the weekend, clinched the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Championship and tied a career high ARCA/CRA finish. He was also the last car on the lead lap.

Johnny VanDoorn limped home to an eighth place finish after running strong for most of the race and leading on three different times for a total of 85 laps. Rear End issues plagued his #61 machine late in the race, but he did score the $10,000 bonus from JEGS for winning two of the three JEGS Triple Crown Series events in 2013; the Battle at Berlin at Berlin Raceway (MI) on June 15th and the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway (IN) on July 20th. Southern Super Series Points Leader, Bubba Pollard brought home a ninth place finish as 2011 Series Champion and Rookie of the Year, Derrick Griffin completed the top 10.

15-year-old Anderson Bowen swept the Rookie Awards for the race as he took home the Boyne Machine Company, VDL Fuel Systems & K&N Filters Rookie of the Race honors with his 11th place showing while Inaugural Series Champion from the 1997 season, Kenny Tweedy collected the Hedman Hedders Husler Award with his 36th to 16th place run. Colin Nickolai would receive the Hinchman Racing Uniforms Hard-Luck Award as he dropped out of the 400 after only eight laps.

Ali Kern finished 21st, but by merely taking the Green Flag, the Fremont, Ohio driver became the first female competitor in Champion Racing Association's (CRA) Powered by JEGS 17-year history to win a major award as Kern clinched the 2013 Rookie of the Year title as well as second overall in the final points standings. The driver of the #28 'Fight Like A Girl' Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness / Ford dueled all season long with fellow freshman Brandon Oakley and Bowen before emerging as the top freshman. "We got it done. I'm so happy and thankful for everyone at Lorz Motorsports for believing in me all season." She jubilantly stated.

Elliott's EDCO Welding Pole Award Winning time was a 15.361 which measured out to 117.180mph as it was the 17-year-old Hendrick Motorsports Development Drivers' first career Fast Qualifier Award in ARCA/CRA Super Series competition. 37 of the 40 teams on the property started the 400 as Chad Finley, Jacob Garrigus and Mike Stacy withdrew prior to Pole Qualifying.

While the 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series points chase is over, there are still two more 'non-points'' races remaining on the schedule with the first of those two going on Friday-Saturday, October 25-26th as the 3/4s (0.750) semi-banked paved tri-oval of Memphis International Raceway, located northeast of Memphis in Millington, Tennessee will host stock car racing for the first time since the 2009 season when the NASCAR Nationwide Series raced there.

The 'Racing's Back!' Memphis 250 will feature Twin 125-lap mains for both the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS as well as the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance. In addition, the stars of the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience will run a special 50-Lap race in support of the two premier tours within Champion Racing Association (CRA) Powered by JEGS.

A week later, the ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will stick around the Volunteer State and venture400 over to the historic 0.596 mile high-banked paved oval of Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee to race in the famed All-American 400 Weekend in a co-sanctioned event with their counterparts in the Southern Super Series. While it is a 'non-points' race for ARCA/CRA Super Series, this event is the 2013 Series Championship race for the Southern Super Series.

For more information about all four touring series’ within Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS, please go to the series website at: www.cra-racing.com You can also follow CRA on Facebook at: www.facebook.com and search for "Champion Racing Association" as well as Twitter at www.twitter.com/CRAracing Finally for more information about Memphis International Raceway as well as Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, the host facilities for the first of two non-points races of the 'post-season' for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, go to the track websites at: www.racemir.com and www.fairgroundsspeedwaynashville.com

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the entire country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards as well as the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing is held at Toledo and Flat Rock.

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ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams Have a Lot on the Line in Sunday’s Winchester 400
VanDoorn has $100,000 Reasons to Win


Salem, IN (October 7, 2013) – Even though Travis Braden has already locked up the 2013 ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Points Championship for car owner Gary Estes, there is still a lot on the line for several series drivers heading into Sunday’s Winchester 400, the 2013 Season Championship event for the ARCA/CRA Super Series on the High Banks of Charlie Shaw’s Winchester Speedway.

Braden and Johnny VanDoorn are currently tied for most victories during the 2013 season with four apiece, both would like to add their first ever Winchester 400 win to their great 2013 seasons and become the series victory leader for the season. VanDoorn has just a little more on the line if he can win Sunday, he has an opportunity to claim the JEGS/CRA Super Late Model $100,000 Triple Crown Bonus if he can win the Winchester 400. VanDoorn won the first two legs in the Triple Crown which were the June 15th, Berlin 251 and the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway on July 20th, which guarantees him a minimum $10,000 bonus, but now the all-time series win leader at Winchester Speedway, including winning the tune-up to the 400 on Labor Day Weekend, has the chance to claim his first ever Winchester Rifle Trophy and walk away with a $100,000 cash bonus!

Ali Kern comes into Sunday’s race just needing to start the race to be crowned the 2013 Boyne Machine Company Rookie of the Year, but Kern is also currently second in series Championship points heading into Sunday’s event, but she will have to battle series veterans Kenny Tweedy and Rick Turner to hold on to that spot. Tweedy is currently in third place, 11 points behind Kern. Turner is currently in fourth place, he is 16 points behind Kern. Kern is still seeking her first series victory after getting two second place finishes during the 2013 season. Tweedy and Turner have both dreamed for years about winning the Winchester 400, as they reach the twilight of their careers, both are still hungry to get the famed Winchester Rifle Trophy.

Brandon Oakley has locked up fifth place in series points. He will also finish as the runner-up to Kern in 2013 Boyne Machine Company Rookie of the Year points. Oakley looks to improve upon his series and season high third place finish. Veteran Central Indiana racer Joe Beaver will jump back behind Tim Bennett’s #21 car for the Winchester 400 Sunday. Beaver is one of three different drivers to race the #21 during a trying 2013 season for Bennett, the team is already locked into a sixth place finish in series 2013 Owners Points. A win in the 400 would be a great way for Beaver to cap his great career and for Bennett, a long time car owner with CRA.

There will be a full field of talent competing for the win in Sunday’s Winchester 400 as the best late model drivers in the country come to the High Banks to battle the best of the ARCA/CRA Super Series in an event that has continued to be one of the top asphalt racing traditions in the country.

Things begin for the Winchester 400 Weekend with an optional load in, hauler parking and pit pass purchases on Thursday, October 10thfrom 3 to 8pm. Pits open on Friday, October 12th at 10am with rotating practice for all divisions beginning at 1pm. Qualifying for the Vore’s Touring Compacts, the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks New Star events and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour 100 lap event will start at 5:40pm. Racing action will begin at 7pm with 8 lap heat races for the Vores Touring Compacts. The Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks 25 lap New Star features will follow. The JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Season Championship Winchester 100 Presented by JEGS.com will be up next. The Vores Touring Compacts 20 lap feature will cap off the nights racing action.

Pits open on Saturday, October 12th at 8am, rotating practice for all divisions will begin at 11am. Qualifying for the Top Speed Modifieds, Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series and Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks will begin at 3:30pm. EDCO Welding Pole Qualifying for the 42ndAnnual Winchester 400 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will begin at 5pm. The race program will begin at 6pm with Top Speed Modifieds Last Chance races. The 50 lap Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Series Season Championship event will be up next, followed by the 25 lap Winchester 400 Last Chance race if needed. The Top Speed Modifieds 50 lap Run for the Gun will follow. The 50 lap Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks Season Championship event will cap off this huge night of racing. The Annual Winchester 400 Party in the Pavilion will start in immediately following the races.

On Sunday, October 13th the pits will open at 9am, there will be a short warm-up session for the ARCA/CRA Super Series cars at 11am. There will be an on track autograph session with all the 42ndAnnual Winchester 400 drivers starting at 12:30. Opening ceremonies will begin at 1:30 pm with the 42nd Annual Winchester 400 taking the green flag at 2pm.
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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Entry List Grows to 38 for the 42nd Annual Winchester 400 - Hemric, Grill, Peltier, Coughlin, Neal, Fisher Jr. Top list of New Entries



Salem, IN (September 26, 2013) – The entry list has now grown to 38 cars for the upcoming 42nd Annual Winchester 400, which will be contested on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway on Sunday, October 13th. With the race still a little over two weeks away, it looks to be one of the most talented field of cars from top to bottom to ever take the green flag for one of the most prestigious late model events in the country.

Three of the top Super Late Model drivers in the country added their names to the Winchester 400 entry list this week. 2012 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion and series all-time winner Daniel Hemric has entered in the Jake Carswell owned #98. The Mooresville, North Carolina native just won the Blizzard Series title this past weekend at Five Flags Speedway and is currently second in points in the Southern Super Series and has two Southern Super Series wins so far this season.

The famed #112 of Alabama’s Augie Grill is entered. Grill has been one of the country’s top late model drivers for several years with wins all over the country including two Snowball Derby wins and three Southern Super Series wins so far this season. Grill last competed in the Winchester 400 in 2007. North Carolina racer Preston Peltier has entered to compete in his first ever Winchester 400. Peltier has competed mainly with the PASS South Series where he is a former Champion and the series all time wins leader.

17 year old Cody Coughlin has now entered to compete in his first ever Winchester 400. The Delaware, Ohio native has only to show up on the property at Winchester on October 11th to claim the 2013 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance Championship. Coughlin has two wins this season with the JEGS Tour, one at Dixie Motor Speedway and one on the High Banks of Salem Speedway.

2012 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship winning Car Owner and Crew Chief Scott Neal has filed an entry to compete in the Winchester 400. Neal, a fierce late model competitor for years throughout Central Indiana, will put down the wrenches to slide back behind the seat to compete at Winchester, a track be loves, in a race he has dreamed of winning.

Former series regular Terry Fisher Jr. has filed an entry for the Winchester 400, a track he is always very competitive at. Another Central Indiana late model veteran Joe Beaver has entered, he will jump back behind the wheel of Tim Bennett’s #21 car. Several other CRA competitors filed entries this week including former series Rookie of the Year Tyler Roahrig, and fellow part time series competitors Brandon Hermiller, Brett Robinson, Nick Gullatta, Colin Nickolai and Justin Alsip. Georgia teenager Spencer Davis has entered the Winchester 400 along with Canadian racer Martin Latulippe, both those drivers are looking to start their first ever Winchester 400.

The entry list for the 42nd Annual Winchester 400 is expected to continue to grow in numbers and in talent in the next two weeks leading up to the event. Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com. Entry forms for the 42nd Annual Winchester 400 are available at www.cra-racing.com.

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Defending Winner Ross Kenseth among First to Enter 42nd Annual Winchester 400
Mingus, Ruston, Braden, Wilson, Bowen and Dietsch also Entered

Salem, IN (September 5, 2013) – One thing for sure, there will be no shortage of talent competing to win the famed Winchester Rifle Trophy in the upcoming 42nd Annual Winchester 400 on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway on Sunday, October 13th. 2012 winner Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Star Matt Kenseth, is one of the first entries for the 2013 battle. Kenseth has won several big late model shows over the past two seasons, and looks to back that up with a second straight win in the Winchester 400.

Other entries that have already arrived include ARCA Racing Series competitor Mason Mingus, a former ARCA/CRA Super Series competitor, who is currently second in ARCA Racing Series points to Frank Kimmel. NASCAR K & N East Series competitor Kenzie Ruston has filed an entry, Ruston finished second in ARCA/CRA Super Series points in 2012. Also current ARCA/CRA Super Series points leader Travis Braden, Oklahoma racer Donnie Wilson, 15 year old Georgia competitor Anderson Bowen and veteran CRA competitor Jason Dietsch.

The entry list for the 42nd Annual Winchester 400 is expected to continue to grow in numbers and in talent in the next five weeks leading up to the event. Additional track and event information can be found at www.winchesterspeedway.com. Entry forms for the 42nd Annual Winchester 400 are available at www.cra-racing.com.


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CRA to Take on the High Banks of Winchester Speedway in the Traditional Labor Day Weekend World Stock Car Festival

Several ARCA/CRA Super Series Teams Tuning Up for the Winchester 400

Salem, IN (August 27, 2013) – Champion Racing Association will be taking on the famous High Banks of historic Winchester Speedway this weekend with the famous Labor Day Weekend World Stock Car Festival, one of the biggest stock car events held each year in Central Indiana. The weekend will feature exciting racing action from the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, Top Speed Modifieds, Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman, Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks and the Vores Touring Compacts. This traditional weekend will have a new addition for 2013 as the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance has also been added to the potent line-up of racing action. Camping will be available all weekend and there will also be the annual Sunday night party in the pavilion featuring live music.

The ARCA/CRA Super Series has had 37 events to date at Winchester Speedway. Three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny VanDoorn is now the series all-time winner at Winchester Speedway with four wins, two of those came last season including this event. VanDoorn is entered for this weekend’s event as he prepares for the upcoming 42nd Annual Winchester 400 were he has a chance to claim the JEGS/CRA Super Late Model Triple Crown and it’s $100,000 cash bonus if he can win the Winchester 400. VanDoorn won the first two legs in the Triple Crown which were the June 15th Berlin 251 and the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway on July 20th.

Three time series Champion Scott Hantz is tied with former two time series Champion Brian Ross and Bull Baker for second most series wins at Winchester with three apiece, Hantz is entered for Monday’s event. Other former series winners at Winchester who are entered for this weekend’s event includes two time winners Tommy St. John and Jeff Fultz , both of Fultz’s victories at Winchester have come on Labor Day Weekend. Single event Winchester winners entered include Rick Turner, Evan Jackson and Travis Braden, the current series point’s leader and winner of the June 29th series event on the High Banks.

Other top CRA regulars who are entered include Kenny Tweedy, Terry Fisher Jr., Jay Nieweik, Nick Gullatta, Jason Dietsch, Eddie Van Meter, JR Roahrig, Damon Ecoff, and Derrick Griffin. Top Boyne Machine Company rookies who are entered include current rookie point’s leader Ali Kern and Brandon Oakley, currently second in rookie points, as well as 15 year old Anderson Bowen, who was leading the rookie points before he had to miss several races after a leg injury. This will be Bowen’s first series event since the June 29thWinchester Speedway event.

This event always attracts late model teams from around the country looking to get laps on the High banks prior to the Annual Winchester 400. Several of the top drivers from the South have entered including 15 year old Kyle Benjamin from Easley, South Carolina. Benjamin became the series youngest winner ever last July at Lucas Oil Raceway and this past Sunday became the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series history with his victory at Madison International Speedway. Other South drivers entered include, Oklahoma racer Donnie Wilson and North Carolina ace Daniel Hemric, the 2012 JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Champion, who is competing full-time with the Southern Super Series this season. Also Maine driver Austin Therault and the Brad Keselowski Racing Team will be at Winchester this weekend preparing for the Winchester 400.

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour three time winner Trent Snyder will jump behind the wheel of Tim Bennett’s #21 Super Series car this weekend as he pulls double duty by also competing in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event. JEGS Tour rookie Jake Griffin will also jump behind the wheel of his Super Series car this weekend to do double duty. Other drivers doing double duty include Brandon Oakley and Anderson Bowen.

JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour current point’s leader Cody Coughlin tops the list of CRA regulars entered for Sunday night’s JEGS Tour event. Coughlin leads the series in wins so far in 2013 with two. Other top series competitors who are entered include Dan Leeck, Thomas Woodin, Jerrod Foley, Wes Griffith Jr. and Jordan Miller. A large group of Howie Lettow Rookie of the Year Presented by Howe Racing candidates is also entered including current rookie point’s leader Corey Deuser, as well as fellow rookies Kody Evans, Jake Griffin, Kyle Crump, Marc Jacobs, Dominique Van Wieringen, Hunter Baize and Jaxson Jacobs.

Pensacola native and current NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Johanna Long will jump behind the wheel of the Scott Neal Racing #77 car for this weekend’s event. Long, a former Snowball Derby winner, is looking to try and put something together to compete in the Winchester 400 this year. With Long, the double duty drivers that are entered and the series regulars, Sunday nights JEGS Tour race is shaping up to be a very competitive race!

To date Jason Atkinson tops the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman with three wins, including wins at Baer Field Speedway, Anderson Speedway and one in the 2013 season opener at Lucas Oil Raceway. Trey Craig has two wins, both at Anderson Speedway while Mark Lambert and 13 year old Chris Hacker have one win a piece. Lambert’s win was at Winchester on August 18th, the series last event.

Lambert comes in to this weekend’s event with a slim 12 point lead in Season Championship points over 2012 series Champion K.C. Spillers. Atkinson is in third place in points, in a season that seems to be wins or DNF’s so far. Atkinson is 44 points out of first place. Chris Hacker is in fourth place in points and is the leading Rookie of the Year in points. David Campbell is currently fifth in points.

Atkinson is also the season leader in wins for the Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks with two wins, both at Anderson Speedway heading into this weekend’s event. Single event winners include Dave Bice at Lucas Oil Raceway, Dustin Burge and Josh Poore at Anderson Speedway. Monday’s event will be the first of two on the High Banks of Winchester Speedway for the series in 2013.

Burge sets a top the Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stock owner point standings with a 40 point lead over J.J. Schafer. Josh Myers is in third place, six points behind Schafer. Calvin Parham is in fourth place, he is only one point behind Myers. The #31 Todd Marsh owned machine is in fifth place with drivers Tyler Marsh and Wes Russell Jr., they are 13 points behind Parham.

There will be an open practice for all divisions on Saturday, pits open at 10am, and rotating practice will go from 1pm until 5pm. There will be security at the track all weekend so teams can leave their equipment in the track. Pits open on Sunday at 7:30am, practice will begin at 10am with qualifying starting at 3pm. Racing action on Sunday will begin at 6pm and will include heat races for the Top Speed Modifieds, Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman, Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks and the Vores Touring Compacts. The Winchester 100 Presented by JEGS.com for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour will be the first feature of the night and will be followed by a 20 lap feature for the Vores Touring Compacts. The traditional Sunday night party will begin after the racing is completed.

Pits open on Monday at 9am, there will be a short warm-up session for all cars starting at 11am. Any last chance races will be ran at 12noon. The first of four feature events will start at 1pm with the 40 lap Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman feature that will be followed by the 100 lap ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS feature, the 50 lap Top Speed Modifieds feature, with the 40 lap Stealth Trailers CRA Street Stocks feature ending the day. 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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NASCAR Nationwide Series Star, Johanna Long To Race At Winchester Speedway For SNR


Former Snowball Derby Winner to Compete with JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour

Middletown, IN (August 22, 2013) - Scott Neal Racing announced today that NASCAR Nationwide Series star and former Snowball Derby Winner, Johanna Long will team up with SNR and compete at the World Stock Car Festival at the legendary 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval of Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana in the Winchester 100 Presented by JEGS.com for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance.

The Pensacola, Florida native will be piloting the #77 JEGS/CRA entry on Sunday, September 1st. The 21-year-old currently competes in the NASCAR Nationwide series, driving the #70 Foretravel Motorcoach Chevrolet Camaro on a limited basis for ML Motorsports, and was also the winner of the 2010 Snowball Derby.

Long is looking forward to returning to the high banks of Winchester Speedway and working alongside Scott Neal and Scott Neal Racing. The team will utilize a Hamke Chassis with a McGunegill Super Late Model engine package.

Supporting all of the Scott Neal Racing efforts are great partners like McGunegill Engine Performance, Schoenfeld Headers, Ultra Cool Brake Fans, Motion Motors, PGG Enterprises, and QS Components.

For more information about the team, go to www.scottnealracing.com . For more information about the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour presented by Chevrolet Performance and ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, go to www.cra-racing.com .

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GERSTER STEALS VICTORY IN KING OF THE WINGS WINCHESTER GO

Winchester, IN – August 18, 2013 – Brian Gerster took advantage of Jo Jo Helberg’s lap 23 misfortune to steal the TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) ‘King of the Wings’ victory at Winchester Speedway Sunday afternoon. Gerster now trails Helberg unofficially by two points with one race remaining in the 2013 title chase. The series finale will be next weekend at Berlin Raceway in Marne, MI.

Gerster Win Gerster, who started on the outside of row four, drove a smooth race and steadily moved through the field. He slowly began to run race leader Helberg down late in the race. Just as Gerster caught up to Helberg on lap twenty-three, Helberg’s right rear tire came apart as a result of contact with unknown debris on the race track. Gerster assumed the point and never looked back en-route to his ‘King of the Wings’ victory.

“When we were under yellow I could see he (Helberg) was gonna have a tire problem” explained Gerster in victory lane. ”Coming down the front straightaway I could see it coming apart and going flat. He was just trying to save it. He actually did a really good job keeping from wrecking the race car when he got down in the corner. Fortunately we were able to sneak around the outside of him. I’ll take the win any way I can get it. We were really fast all day. It would have been fun if he could have kept his tire under him and we could have raced him and beat him heads up. I thought we had something for him there at the end” concluded Gertser.

Troy DeCaire finished in second place and was in sight of the leader as the checkered flag flew. DeCaire’s second place finish ended a streak of bad luck for the two-time MSRXSS champion. Brian Olson finished third and was followed by Tom Tolbert and Sondi Eden rounding out the top five.

The only serious accident of the day occurred when Tyler Underwood made contact with the turn four wall in a heat race. He was uninjured but his machine suffered heavy damage and he was done for the afternoon.

Gerster was the day’s fast qualifier with a lap of 13.169 seconds. Heat race victory’s went to Gerster, Helberg, and DeCaire.

The series will now put its focus on the series finale at Berlin Raceway next Saturday night August 24. The series will crown a 2013 champion at the conclusion of the event.

For more info please log onto www.mustseeracing.com as well as Twitter and Facebook.


OFFICIAL KING OF THE WINGS FEATURE FINISH
1    50m   Brian Gerster
2    40       Troy DeCaire
3    71       Brian Olson
4    2t        Tom Tolbert
5    6          Sondi Eden
6    7          Jo Jo Helberg
7    56r      Ryan Meyers
8    07w     Jacob Wilson
9    50        Mike Larrison
10  17        Cody Gallogly
11  40        Tim Cox
12  81        Jimmy Kite
13  26b      Jeff Bloom
14  75c       Jerry Caryer
15  6            Kevin Blue
16  26p        Aaron Pierce
DNS     14    Tyler Underwood
DNS     60    DJ Hamilton




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Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Visit the Famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway Sunday


Salem, IN (August 14, 2013) – The Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS will head to the famous High Banks of historic Winchester Speedway this Sunday afternoon as part of the famed Old Timers Weekend. Sunday will be the first of three series events that will be contested at Winchester Speedway during the 2013 season.

To date Jason Atkinson tops the series with three wins, including a win at Baer Field Speedway in the series last event on July 27th. Atkinson has one win this season at Anderson Speedway and one in the 2013 season opener at Lucas Oil Raceway. Trey Craig has two wins, both at Anderson Speedway including a win last Saturday night, while 13 year old Chris Hacker was the winner of the July 19th PGG 75 at Anderson Speedway.

Mark Lambert comes in to Sunday afternoon’s event with a slim 10 point lead in Season Championship points over 2012 series Champion K.C. Spillers. Lambert now has two second place finishes and four third place finishes in the series six events so far this season. Spiller finished seventh in the series season opener, but now has four second place finishes and one third place finish in the last five series events. Atkinson is in third place in points, in a season that seems to be wins or DNF’s so far. Atkinson is 53 points out of first place. Chris Hacker is in fourth place in points and is the leading Rookie of the Year in points. Ronnie Rose is currently fifth in points.

Pit gates open on Sunday at 8am, practice will begin at 10am with qualifying at 12:30pm. The race program will begin at 2pm and will include 10 lap heat races and a 40 lap feature for the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS. Also racing in Sundays program are the Must See Racing Winged Sprints and the Vores Compact Touring Series. The Old Timers Club-Vintage Cars will be on display and will be taking laps as part of the race program on Saturday and Sunday.

More information on Winchester Speedway is available at www.winchesterspeedway.com. More information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

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ARCA making 2 national TV appearances this week



(TOLEDO, Ohio) -- The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will make its NBC Sports Network broadcast debut at 11 p.m. ET tonight. The Herr's Chase the Taste 200 from Winchester Speedway will kick off NBC's coverage of the ARCA Racing Series.

The race broadcast will feature the historic 79th career win for nine-time ARCA Champion Frank Kimmel.

"We're thrilled with the new affiliation we have with NBC Sports Network, and can't wait to see the Winchester race broadcast Thursday night," said Mark Gundrum, VP Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for ARCA.

Veteran announcers Rick Benjamin and Jim Tretow provide the commentary on the race broadcast from Winchester.

The four-race NBC Sports Network telecast schedule supplements the existing 10-race broadcast package ARCA has with Fox Sports Media Group.

Here's the complete ARCA lineup for the NBC Sports Network:

Herr's Chase the Taste 200 from Winchester Speedway - the Race was June 30, broadcast is 11 p.m. August 1.

Berlin ARCA 200 at Berlin Raceway - The race is August 10, broadcast is 11 p.m., August 15.
Allen Crowe 100 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, Ill. - The race is August 18, broadcast is 11 p.m. August 23.

Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway - The race is August 25, broadcast is 11 p.m. Aug. 29.

Kimmel's historic victory tied him with legendary ARCA driver Iggy Katona for the all-time series win record. Kimmel will attempt to break that record Friday in the ModSpace 125 at Pocono Raceway, a race that will be broadcast live on SPEED, beginning at 5 p.m. The Pocono event will mark the final time the ARCA Racing Series airs on the network currently known as SPEED, as parent company FOX will rebrand the network as FOX Sports 1 on August 17. ARCA's debut on Fox Sports 1 is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, from Iowa Speedway for the Prairie Meadows 150.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kimmel Wins at Winchester; Ties Iggy Katona's All-Time ARCA Win Mark of 79 Victories

(WINCHESTER, Ind.) -- Frank Kimmel made Winchester Speedway a little more historic Sunday afternoon.

Kimmel won the Herr's Chase the Taste 200 to claim his 79th all-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory. In doing so, he tied Iggy Katona for the all-time series victory record.

"Every once in a while you have one of those near flawless days," the 51-year-old Kimmel said after a long post-victory celebration. "This was one of those days for us."

It was a remarkable day for the Indiana native, winning for the third time of the season and sixth time at Winchester Speedway. He led 158 laps of the 100-mile, 200-lap event. At the end, he had to hold off a hard challenge from teenager Austin Wayne Self in the AM Technical Solutions Dodge, who finished a length away.

"He had a fast car, but I knew if I didn't make a mistake, held my line and stayed in the middle and didn't spin out or something that he would have a hard time passing me," Kimmel said.

Rounding out the top five were Brennan Poole in the No. 55 Break the Cycle Toyota for Venturini Motorsports, Kyle Weatherman in the No. 11 Rogers Automotive Group/Pat Rogers Harley-Davidson Dodge and Mason Mitchell in the Happy Cheeks-BeavEx-Reliance Tool Ford.

Self said he needed a few more laps to catch Kimmel.

"With a couple of laps to go, I told myself I was either going to win this race or scrape the wall trying," Self said. "We had a really good car. I'm happy with the finish. Now we know what this car can do."

Weatherman advanced 18 spots from his 22nd starting position and led five laps. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell was rained out on Saturday, meaning Weatherman had to start near the back.

"It's too bad qualifying was rained out," Weatherman said. "We had a really fast car and were able to pass a lot of cars. We have a lot of racing to go."

Poole attributed his top five finish to some nifty changes made by his pit crew and even had to come from a lap down.

"We had a decent car, then lost a lap and got it back," Poole said. "It was a solid finish."

Besides the historic win, Kimmel also extended his point lead because his closest two competitors - Mason Mingus and Tom Hessert - had problems. Hessert rebounded to finish sixth in the Barbera's Autoland Dodge while Mingus settled for 12th, his first time outside the top 10 all season.

The race started under caution as the cars worked to dry the track from a morning rain. Kimmel led those first 10 laps under caution; then, as the race went green, led until lap 106. Mingus finally tracked down Kimmel and made the pass for the lead on lap 107, but got caught up in a lap 128 multi-car crash in turn two. From there, Weatherman inherited the lead, then pitted for four tires, as did all of the lead-lap machines, including Mitchell, who won the race off turn pit road. Kimmel came out on the tail-end of the lead lap cars after a lengthy pit stop for a missed lug nut. Mitchell led for 15 laps until Kimmel took over the lead for good on lap 149.

Kimmel was presented a sign by ARCA Racing Series officials in post-race, commemorating the 79th win. He said he started to think about win No. 79 just before the end of the race.

"It crossed my mind, but then I told myself not to think about it too early," he said. "When I saw the checkered flag, it was a sort of a flood of emotion. It is a big deal."

Kimmel got his first ARCA Racing Series victory in 1994, also on a half-mile track, at Toledo Speedway.

"This is really something to enjoy," he said. "There were some family and friends here. It's Indiana, my home state. Any win at Winchester is great, but this one I'm really going to enjoy."

Driver James Swanson, in the No. 06 GreatRailing.com Ford, was transported to an area hospital for observation. He was soon cleared and released. That was one of five cautions on the day for 47 laps.

The ARCA Racing Series will next travel next to Chicagoland Speedway for the July 21 ActivArmr 150.

Sunday's Herr's Chase the Taste 200 from Winchester Speedway will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 11 p.m. Aug. 1.

Official Race Report, ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards
Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200
Winchester Speedway (6-30-13)

Winchester, Ind. (AP) _ The official finish for Sunday's Herr's Chase The Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards with starting position in parenthesis, driver, hometown, type of car, laps completed, and reason out of race, if any:

1. (1) Frank Kimmel, Clarksville, Ind., Toyota, 200; 2. (4) Austin Wayne Self, Austin, Texas, Dodge, 200; 3. (8) Brennan Poole, The Woodlands, Texas, Toyota, 200; 4. (22) Kyle Weatherman, Wentzville, Mo., Dodge, 200; 5. (7) Mason Mitchell, W. Des Moines, Iowa, 200; 6. (5) Tom Hessert, Cherry Hill, N.J., Dodge, 195; 7. (20) Blake Hillard, Owensboro, Ky., Chevrolet, 192; 8. (3) Kyle Benjamin, Easley, S.C., Chevrolet, 191; 9. (11) Thomas Praytor, Mobile, Ala., Chevrolet, 190; 10. (9) Milka Duno, Caracas, Venezuela, Toyota, 189; 11. (14) Darrell Basham, Henryville, Ind., Chevrolet, 185; 12. (2) Mason Mingus, Brentwood, Tenn., Toyota, 182; 13. (10) Brad Lloyd, Napa, Calif., Ford, 127, accident; 14. (15) Cody Lane, Port Richey, Fla., Dodge, 124, accident; 15. (13) Roger Carter, Sunfield, Mich., Dodge, 122, accident; 16. (16) James Swanson, Clarksboro, N.J., Ford, 121, accident; 17. (12) Josh Williams, Port Charlotte, Fla., Chevrolet, 52, steering; 18. (6) Justin Boston, Baltimore, Md., Toyota, 50, electrical; 19. (17) James Hylton, Inman, S.C., Ford, 22, electrical; 20. (19) Will Kimmel, Sellersburg, Ind., Ford, 16, brakes; 21. (23) Chris Bailey, South Park, Pa., Ford, 12, vibration; 22. (21) Wayne Peterson, Pulaski, Tenn., Chevrolet, 7, handling; 23. (18) Dave Savicki, Clinton, N.Y., Ford, 1, handling.

Time of race: 1 hour, 22 minutes, 12 seconds; Margin of victory: 0.319 seconds; Lap leaders: Frank Kimmel 1-106, Mason Mingus 107-128, Kyle Weatherman 129-133, Mason Mitchell 134-148, Frank Kimmel 149-200.

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DBV Properties to Sponsor Special Bonuses at the Winchester 100 Saturday
Bonuses to Honor Leffler and Trickle


Salem, IN (June 26, 2013) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS is pleased to announce that DBV Properties has agreed to sponsor two special cash bonuses for this Saturday’s ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS Winchester 100 at the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway. Saturday’s event will be a part of a full weekend of ARCA sanctioned racing at Winchester that will include racing action from the ARCA Truck Series on Saturday night. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will practice and qualify on Saturday and will compete in the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 on Sunday afternoon.

DBV Properties will award a $250 cash bonus to the leader of lap 37, which was the age of former open wheel and NASCAR competitor Jason Leffler who died on June 12th in a Sprint Car accident at Bridgeport Speedway. Leffler competed several times in a USAC Midget at Winchester Speedway.

DBV Properties will award a second $250 cash bonus to the leader of lap 99, which was the car number Dick Trickle made famous during his very successful short track racing days that included many laps around the High Banks of Winchester Speedway. Trickle died on May 16th at the age of 71.

There will be several other cash bonuses awarded at Saturday’s event including:

Hoosier Racing Tire Performance Awards – Hoosier Racing Tire will award the driver finishing in the top five of the event who improved the most positions a $150 bonus, and the driver who improved the most positions of the finishers from six through tenth with a $150 bonus.

EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier Award – a $100 bonus to the Fast Qualifier

Boyne Machine Company Rookie of the Race Award – A $100 bonus for the highest finishing registered rookie

VR-12 Halfway Leader Award - The driver leading the halfway lap of the event will receive a $100 bonus

Team Construction Clean Sweep Award - A $100 cash bonus will be paid out if the Fast Qualifier can also win the race.

Hawk Performance CRA Member Bonus – A $50 bonus to the highest finishing series registered member

More information on all the CRA Powered by JEGS Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

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ARCA/CRA Super Series Heads to the Famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway Saturday


Salem, IN (June 25, 2013) – Champion Racing Association Powered by JEGS and its ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS will head to the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway this Saturday for the Winchester 100 at the challenging half mile owned by local Randolph County businessman Charlie Shaw. Saturday’s CRA event will be a part of a full weekend of ARCA sanctioned racing at Winchester that will include racing action from the ARCA Truck Series on Saturday night. The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards will practice and qualify on Saturday and will compete in the Herr’s Chase the Taste 200 on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday’s event will be the 37th ARCA/CRA Super Series race that Winchester Speedway has hosted since the series inaugural 1997 season. Three time and defending ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny Van Doorn is now the series all-time winner at Winchester Speedway with four wins, two of those came last season including this event. Three time series Champion Scott Hantz is tied with former two time series Champion Brian Ross and Bull Baker for second most wins with three apiece. Hantz is the only one of that group who is entered for Saturday night’s event. Rick Turner is the only other former series Winchester winner who is entered.

1997 inaugural series points Champion Kenny Tweedy is currently tied with 2012 Boyne Machine Company Rookie of the Year Travis Braden for the series points lead after only three events so far this season, both are entered for Saturday’s event. Braden has a Winchester victory in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. The number 21 team owned by Tim Bennett is currently third in series owners points with drivers Joe Beaver and Derrick Griffin, Beaver will be back behind the wheel on Saturday. Also entered are CRA regulars Jay Niewiek, Nick Gullatta, Colin Nickolai, as well as Terry Fisher Jr. and Damon Ecoff who will make their 2013 series debuts on Saturday.

The series three Boyne Machine Rookie of the Year Candidates are all entered for Saturday’s event, 15 year old Anderson Bowen and Ali Kern are currently tied for the series rookie lead followed closely by Brandon Oakley. Ambia, Indiana native Karl Weber is entered to make his second ever series start on Saturday.

Three drivers are entered for ARCA double duty this weekend, former ARCA/CRA Super Series full time contender Mason Mingus, who is second in ARCA Racing Series points to date, will jump back behind the wheel of his ARCA/CRA Super Series late model on Saturday. 15 year old Kyle Benjamin, who last season scored a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour victory at Winchester, is also entered for both events. Benjamin is running a limited ARCA Racing Series schedule this season along with selected starts with the ARCA/CRA Super Series. Benjamin became the ARCA/CRA Super Series youngest ever winner last year in July’s Lucas Oil Raceway event. 16 year old Austin Self from Austin, Texas will also pull double duty making his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut on Saturday.

ARCA/CRA Super Series teams will have an optional unload time period Friday evening from 5 to 7pm. Pits will officially open for series teams at 8am on Saturday. The series first 30 minute practice session will begin at 12:55pm, with a second 30 minute session beginning at 2:55pm. The series will qualify at 4:30pm. The race program will begin at 6pm with the ARCA Truck Series 50 lap event which will be followed by the Winchester 100 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS. This weekend’s event will be the second time that these ARCA Sanctioned series have competed together in this event at Winchester Speedway, which owner Charlie Shaw is trying to build into a Central Indiana racing tradition. More information on all the CRA Powered by JEGS Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.

 

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ARCA Rookie Mitchell says he can 'get it done' at Winchester; 24th Herr's Chase the Taste 200 Sunday June 30


(TOLEDO, Ohio) - SCOTT Rookie Challenge contender Mason Mitchell is in it to win it. The W. Des Moines, Iowa driver could also use some good luck to go with it.

Most everything else is already in place - an ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship Roulo Brothers Racing (RBR) team, a sponsor who can see the potential, a talented up-and-coming racer in the chair - everything's there, except some good ole-fashioned luck. If he can get the good luck to go along for the ride this weekend, Mitchell says he can "get it done" in the Herr's Chase The Taste 200 at Winchester Speedway Sunday, June 30.

"I really think we can get it done," Mitchell said.

"The track is similar to Salem, and we ran really well there. If I can get into a rhythm and groove in the race (at Winchester) like we did at Salem, I think we can win it. If we could just get some good luck on our side for once."

Beyond the necessary good luck, Mitchell is also arguably challenged for the fact that he's not seen most of the tracks where ARCA goes, let alone raced on them. Having not been to 80% of the tracks, Mitchell has to rely on another sensory app - that would be hearing.

"Like most of the tracks in ARCA, Winchester's another one I haven't seen yet. I've seen pics obviously, but, right now, I'm going on what I hear. I take advice from my team; I take every tip I can get."

Taking advice from the Roulo Brothers is certainly not a bad idea. The Roulo Brothers - Gary and Russ - just added their 32nd career ARCA win last weekend at Road America where 2012 ARCA champ Chris Buescher, in a second RBR Ford, passed two cars on the final lap to win the race. While Buescher has raced on road courses before, it was Mitchell's first experience on a road course.

"It was fun; I love it," added the driver on the No. 99 Happy Cheeks Ford.

It was fun for a while anyway, until he ran out of gas.

"I don't fault anyone for getting low on fuel. The road course thing was all new to me; I had never been to a road course in my life, and I was not that fast in practice. But once we got in the race, my confidence started to build, and we got a lot faster - so much faster that we were probably burning more fuel than we realized. I think if that didn't happen, we had a top-five in the making. I was getting more confident with every lap."

It's been that kind of year for Mitchell, who seemed to be turning things around at the onset of June when he finished an impressive fifth at Pocono Raceway, his first time on the 'tricky' 2.5-mile triangular track.

Then it turned on him at Michigan where he had a tire go down followed by a subsequent trip into the outer retaining wall. Then, the rotten luck at Road America. There was also Salem Speedway in April where, on a track he had never seen before, he had figured out in short order, and charged up to third in the race, all the while tracking down the leaders. Then, according Mitchell, he got crashed off turn four, thus ending another promising run.

"If we can take away the bad luck, I think we can impress a lot of people."

Actually, he's already impressed a lot of people. In fact, it hasn't been all bad for Mitchell this year. He did also finish seventh at Toledo, eighth at Mobile, and 11th at Elko. And, heading into this weekend's big show at Winchester, Mitchell is still fifth in championship standings.

"I'm really looking forward to Winchester. I've heard about it for a long time - always followed the Winchester 400."

It would certainly not be surprising that Mitchell has heard about Winchester "for a long time." The track, which predates World War I, is one of the oldest operating speedways in the country, debuting in 1914 as a flat half-mile dirt oval. It remained as such through 1921 before the legendary high-banks were added in time for the 1922 season. The track would not be paved until 1952. But the track configuration, which includes 33 degrees of banking in the corners, has remained unchanged for 90-plus years.

"Winchester's just one of those tracks that everyone in the racing business has heard of because it's been around forever. And everyone wants to win on it, and that includes me. Today (June 25) is my 19th birthday, so this would be a really cool birthday present - a win at Winchester. It doesn't get any better than that. I'm going to be an old racecar driver soon, so I have to win fast."

Indiana native Frank Kimmel is the leading ARCA Racing Series winner at Winchester, with five victories (1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006) followed by three-time series champ Tim Steele, who won four times (1993, 1995, 1997, 2001). Billy Leslie won from the pole in 2007. Leslie's father and 1988 series champion Tracy Leslie was also a winner at Winchester, triumphing in 1988 and 1999. Cunningham Motorsports has gone back-to-back with Winchester wins with Dakoda Armstrong in 2011 and Alex Bowman in 2012.

Don O'Dell won the inaugural ARCA race at Winchester in 1957. Other ARCA winners at Winchester over the years 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. Other winners include Bob Keselowski (1990), Gary Bradberry (1994) and Bob Strait (1998).

The Herr's Chase the Taste 200 serves as the grand finale in an all-ARCA branded weekend during which the ARCA Truck Series will kick things off with a 50-lap feature followed by the main event from the ARCA CRA Super Series Saturday, June 29. The big ARCA triple header race weekend will culminate with the Herr's Chase the Taste 200 finale Sunday afternoon.

All three divisions will divide track time Saturday with back-to-back practice sessions beginning at 11:30 a.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell for the ARCA Racing Series is scheduled for 5 p.m., followed by the ARCA Truck Series race at 6, and the ARCA CRA Super Series race at 7.

The Herr's Chase the Taste 200 is scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., preceded by pre-race ceremonies at 1:30.

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June 22, 2013

NBC Sports Network to Air Four ARCA Racing Series Races in August

(ELKHART LAKE, Wis.) - NBC Sports Network will air four ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards races in August, giving the national stock car racing series an even greater television presence.

Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America made the announcement today during the Scott 160 race event weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake.

"We couldn't be more excited than to have the opportunity to secure additional exposure of the ARCA Racing Series on NBC Sports Network," said Mark Gundrum, ARCA Vice President for Business Development and Corporate Partnerships. "This opportunity is great for the teams, sponsors and fans of the series."

Three of the four NBC Sports Network events are scheduled to air on Thursday nights, with one event slated for Friday night. NBC Sports Network's ARCA racing coverage premieres Thursday, August 1, at 11 p.m. ET with the Winchester Speedway race. The race from Berlin Raceway will air on Thursday, August 15, at 11 p.m. ET, and the Madison International Speedway event will air on Thursday night, August 29, at 11 p.m. ET. The event from the one-mile dirt oval at the Illinois State Fairgrounds will air on Friday, August 23 at 11 p.m. ET.

"We look forward to presenting the excitement of the ARCA Racing Series to motorsports fans on NBC Sports Network for the first time," said Mike Perman, Vice President, Programming, NBC Sports Group.

ARCA races from Winchester Speedway (Herr's Chase the Taste 200) on June 30; Berlin Raceway (Berlin ARCA 200) on August 10; The Illinois State Fairgrounds (Allen Crowe 100) on August 18, and Madison International Speedway (Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200) on August 25, comprise the televised event package.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS NETWORK
NBC Sports Network is part of the NBC Sports Group. Now in more than 80 million homes, the Emmy-award winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, the 34th America's Cup, Premier League and Formula One. In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, The Crossover, NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk and The Dan Patrick Show. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

ABOUT ARCA RACING
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

The ARCA Racing Series has been broadcast on a variety of television networks over the years, including CBS, ESPN, TNN, TBS, USA, the Outdoor Channel and SPEED. SPEED broadcast its 200th all-time ARCA race earlier this spring at Talladega Superspeedway.
For more information, visit www.arcaracing.com, or www.nbcumv.com, or contact:

CONTACT:
Doug Donnelly, ARCA
(419) 574-2685 (mobile)
ddonnelly@arcaracing.com

Don Radebaugh, ARCA
(419) 450-0611 (mobile)
dradebaugh@arcaracing.com

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, June 6, 2013


ARCA Racing Series Returns to Winchester Speedway for All-ARCA Triple Header Weekend; Herr's Chase the Taste 200 Finale Set For Sunday, June 30

(TOLEDO, Ohio) - The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will return to Winchester Speedway, the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," on Sunday, June 30, 2013 for the Herr's Chase the Taste 200, marking the series' 24th appearance at the historic half-mile oval located near the Indiana-Ohio border, just northeast of Indianapolis.

The Herr's Chase the Taste 200 serves as the grand finale in an all-ARCA branded weekend during which the ARCA Truck Series will kick things off with a 50-lap feature followed by the main event from the ARCA CRA Super Series Saturday, June 29. The big ARCA triple header race weekend will culminate with the Herr's Chase the Taste 200 finale Sunday afternoon.

The first ARCA Racing Series event at Winchester was held in 1957, just the fifth season of ARCA Racing Series competition.

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

Drager noted the important influence of Menards, the series' presenting sponsor, in scheduling the Winchester event.

"One of the strategic advantages of racing at Winchester is hosting an event inside the Menards footprint. As Menards emerges as our highest-profile marketing partner, racing inside that area has a lot of value."

Indiana native Frank Kimmel is the leading ARCA Racing Series winner at Winchester, with five victories (1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006) followed by three-time series champ Tim Steele, who won four times (1993, 1995, 1997, 2001). Billy Leslie won from the pole in 2007. Leslie's father and 1988 series champion Tracy Leslie was also a winner at Winchester, triumphing in 1988 and 1999. Cunningham Motorsports has gone back-to-back with Winchester wins with Dakoda Armstrong in 2011 and Alex Bowman in 2012.

ARCA's tenure at Winchester reaches back to 1957 when Don O'Dell won the inaugural event in a Chevrolet. Other ARCA winners at Winchester over the years 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. Other winners include Bob Keselowski (1990), Gary Bradberry (1994) and Bob Strait (1998).

One of the oldest speedways in America, Winchester debuted in 1914 as a flat half-mile dirt oval and remained that way through 1921. The high-banks were added in time for the 1922 season; however, the track would not be paved until 1952.

All three divisions will divide track time Saturday with back-to-back practice sessions beginning at 11:30 a.m. Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell for the ARCA Racing Series is scheduled for 5 p.m., followed by the ARCA Truck Series race at 6, and the ARCA CRA Super Series race at 7.

The Herr's Chase the Taste 200 is scheduled to begin Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., preceded by pre-race ceremonies at 1:30.

The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

CONTACT:
Don Radebaugh, ARCA
(419) 450-0611 (mobile)
dradebaugh@arcaracing.com

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Female race car driver Milka Duno will be competing in the ARCA Racing Series race at Winchester Speedway In Winchester, Indiana on June 30.

The two practice sessions and the qualifying session will all occur on Saturday, June 29. The 200-lap race will start Sunday at 2:00pm ET. For complete schedule please see http://www.arcaracing.com/schedule.php?contentid=1787

She is off to a great start to her 2013 ARCA Racing Series season and is currently 7th in the ARCA Series Driver Point Standings. Please see http://www.arcaracing.com/points.php

She earned her fifth top-15 finish of the season at Pocono on June 8.

In her fourth ARCA Series race at Talladega on May 3 Milka earned the pole - becoming only the 4th woman in ARCA Series history to do so - and only the 2nd woman to win an ARCA pole at Talladega in 25 years.

Over the last few seasons Milka has been making the transition from open wheel racing to stock car racing - and hopes to enter NASCAR's Nationwide Series this year on a partial schedule.

2013 marks Milka's first full season in the ARCA Series and she will be competing with one of the top ARCA teams - Venturini Motorsports. In her debut with Venturini in the ARCA Series season opener at Daytona she was 2nd quickest in the practice and qualifying sessions leading up to the race and started the event in the front row. Before the first lap had been completed she took the lead and held it for 11 laps - until the first caution. It was the first time that she has led an ARCA Series race.

In her third race of her 2013 season at Salem Speedway Milka finished 8th - her highest ARCA finish to date.

Milka, with 8 major race wins to her credit, is one of her generations most successful female race car drivers. She has 3 wins in the Rolex Sports Car Series and 5 wins in the American Le Mans Series - and holds the record for the highest finishing female driver ever (2nd) in the now 50-year history of the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona. Please see attached bio.

In 2007 she was the first Latin/Hispanic woman, in its now 101-year history, to qualify for and compete in the world-famous Indianapolis 500.

In addition to being the most successful female sportscar racers in history, Milka is also a qualified Naval Engineer with four masters degrees - the last 3 earned simultaneously.


In 2004, Milka created the “Milka Way” Program - whose mission it is to inspire children and students to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence.

Milka Way visits inspire and motivate students to focus on their education by helping them understand that a strong academic background will benefit them for their entire life – in all aspects of their life – and in any career they choose.

Milka has taken this message to children, students, parents and teachers at all school levels around the world – including her home country of Venezuela, Malaysia, Canada, Japan, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and all across the USA.

“I am very passionate about education and I want to do everything that I can to inspire young people to study hard and aim for the stars!”.

For more info on Milka's "Milka Way" educational outreach please visit http://www.milkaway.com/

 

The Hoosier Race Report: Bullrings and High Banks

Add some rain and that summed up this pre-holiday weekend. As usual, there were both happy and sad people on the Hoosier sprint scene. Among the happiest was Dave Darland, winner of the USAC/Larry Rice Classic at the Bloomington Speedway on Friday night. On Sunday afternoon at the Winchester Speedway, Dave McKnight smiled and breathed a sigh of relief after taming the high banks of the half mile paved oval after winning the Must See Racing Supermodified feature. A few minutes later Jojo Helberg smiled for the cameras as he held off repeated challenges by Brian Gerster to win the MSR Xtreme Sprint Series feature. Sunday evening it was Jerry Coons Junior’s turn to smile as he led flag to flag in a non-stop 25 lap feature at the Kokomo Speedway. Dave Rudisell was one who may have found it tough to smile after his Lawrenceburg/KISS show was rained out.  

There was a threat of rain on Friday as 32 of USAC’s finest assembled to tackle the red clay oval at Bloomington. Brady Bacon was among the later qualifiers but set fast time on a track that stayed racy all night.

The four heats were all green as Bloomington regular Danny Holtsclaw won the first heat. Robert Ballou won the second heat and Brady Short, who is a demon at this track, prevailed in the third heat. Jon Stanbrough, tonight in a Shane Wade Enterprises machine, won the fourth.

Hunter Schuerenberg bested a strong field in the semi. Casey Shuman came from tenth to finish second.

Bobby East and Kevin Thomas Jr. led 21 others to the green. Thomas took the early lead over USAC sprint point leader Chase Stockon with Dave Darland third. But Darland, driving for an admittedly low buck team owned by Steve and Carla Phillips, wasn’t happy with third. He passed Stockon after a lap nine re-start for second.

Bobby East was unhurt after flipping on lap 13. Darland had been threatening Thomas for the lead and on this re-start resumed the pressure, finally passing the Alabaman on lap 19. From there Dave romped to the win.

Thomas was second and Short came from 14th to third. Stockon held off Brady Bacon for fourth.

Beau Binder won the mini-sprint feature.

We headed east to Lawrenceburg on Saturday. But as we approached the town, our friend Marv Fish called with bad news. The track had taken one rain shower too many and racing was cancelled. With that, we headed west and began thinking about Sunday.

We planned a doubleheader, first Winchester then, Kokomo. Both grandsons and I headed northeast to the high banks.

Mike McVetta started things off by setting a new track record for supermods with a 13.801 lap. Kyle Edwards, Jimmy McCune and McVetta won the heats.

Brian Gingrass, McCune, and McVetta all took turns at the front before Dave McKnight grabbed the lead on lap 14 and checked out. It was redemption for McKnight, who crashed here last year.

Brian Gerster was the fastest qualifier in the house with a 13.461 lap. Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce and Helberg won their heats.

Helberg started on the pole of the sprint feature, but Gerster came calling quickly. For much of the race Gerster stalked the California native but couldn’t make the pass. McCune, Pierce and DeCaire trailed. It was Helberg’s second straight win in Must See action.

We made to Kokomo in time for the Anthem, with 28 sprinters ready to rumble. Josh Spencer, Jerry Coons Jr. and Chase Stockon won the heats. Parker Price-Miller was the man of the B Main.

Fans were treated to a 45 minute autograph session. A good time was had by all, not just the kids, but the adults.

Coons and Wes McIntyre started on the front row of a lightning fast track. After 25 laps of slicing and dicing through lapped traffic, they finished that way in a race that took less than six minutes to run. Robert Ballou, Chris Windom and Stockon followed.

Craig Walker cruised to victory in the Street Stock feature. Korey Glassburn was one excited young man as he won the Thunder Car finale.

Two tired, but happy, puppies headed south.

Looking for someone to bump, I’m…

Danny Burton

The Hoosier Race Report: Daily Double, Anyone?

Indiana has its share of race fans that have been able to take in two races in one day. Add two more to the list as grandson #2 and I did the Winchester/Kokomo shuffle on Sunday. What a time it was. Must See Racing featured both its sprint and supermodified series on the treacherous Winchester high banks with first Dave McKnight winning the supermod feature, followed by Jojo Helberg winning the sprint feature with Brian Gerster shadowing his every move. On to Kokomo where Jerry Coons Jr. led from flag to flag, winning an all-green 25 lap feature; this had to be a new track record for an official sprint feature at the jewel of north central Indiana.

Both grandsons and I set off for a two hour journey to Winchester on Sunday morning. Allow me to talk about these guys for a bit. The idea of taking two boys, aged ten and four, anywhere is a daunting proposition to many grandfathers (not to mention any parents or grandparents). But the old adage is true about having grandkids first. Being retired and more relaxed helps a lot. But these guys are both growing into fine young gentlemen and are a pleasure to take anywhere.

Another first for this road trip would be seeing supermodifieds at Winchester. I was mightily curious to see which car would be faster, the supermods or the sprints. Mike McVetta was the quickest of the supers with a 13.801 lap. A few minutes later, Brian Gerster ripped off a 13.461, settling that question for now.

Kyle Edwards, Jimmy McCune (doing double duty today) and Mr. McVetta won their respective heats. If I had a complaint, it would have been that just two heats instead of three be run. Five car heats on a half mile don’t quite get it, though I understand the reasoning. I think.
The sprints rolled out and Florida’s Troy DeCaire, who spends a lot of time up here, won the first heat over a fast closing Gerster. Aaron Pierce used a great re-start after a caution to pass Tim Cox and win the second heat. Then Mr. Helberg simply checked out to take the third heat, having time enough to run into town and order pizzas for his crew. I think. Jimmy Kite, driving Mike Blake’s ageless 81, turned in a good qualifying lap but couldn’t get it to fire for his heat and was done for the day…darn it.

This was the daily double in more ways than one. Both Winchester and Kokomo had autograph sessions on Sunday. The novelty of getting a young man’s signature has long since worn off this aging race fan, but seeing the look on kids’ (and many adult’s) faces are worth it all. Both of my boys made out like bandits (and later Karston would increase his racing collection at Kokomo), adding to a great day.

The supermodified feature got off to a lousy start as Zach Gibson got into the turn four wall. He was okay and the re-start saw Brian Gingrass take the early lead over Jimmy McCune, Kyle Vanderpool, Kyle Edwards and Mike McVetta.

Right after a lap seven yellow, McCune took the lead on the re-start and tried mightily to check out. But McVetta and Dave McKnight were coming on fast. McVetta caught McCune and took over on lap 13, but led only one lap before McKnight made the pass to become the race’s fourth leader and motored on to victory--this after starting 12th. McVetta was second with McCune holding off Edwards to grab third. Gingrass was fifth.

(Monday night, McKnight and company made the short trip to the Anderson Speedway, where he won the 60 lap feature.)

Next up to the plate would be the ground pounding sprinters. Helberg and McCune were the front row and Jimmy led the first lap. But Jojo was on a mission, taking the lead on lap two. But a lap later Jojo had company, not the kind you want if you’re leading in a winged sprint at Winchester on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

The company was Brian Gerster, part time racing announcer (Gas City) and full time gasser. These two guys fighting for the lead would be the race, in effect. And it was a treat, maybe even better than ice cream on a hot day. Lap after lap, interrupted by two short cautions, these guys fought. Jojo did a Mikey Schumacher imitation a time or two but Brian was plenty smart enough not to force the issue. And watching the two of them fly around lapped traffic was hair raising (for those who have hair).

Helberg and Gerster were trailed by McCune (the veteran had two third place finishes in one day—not bad), Aaron Pierce and Troy DeCaire.

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My diminutive traveler and I would have stuck around a bit, but we were both committed to Kokomo. So off we went, arriving just in time for the National Anthem. Great timing all way around.

We were in our seats in plenty of time to see a KLM favorite, Josh Spencer, win the first heat. Gary Taylor was second with pole sitter Ed Carpenter—oops—Chris Gurley taking third. Max McGhee was fourth and Michigander Joe Bares was fifth.

Jerry Coons Jr. made his own statement, winning the second heat over Wes McIntyre. Chris Windom was third with Scotty Weir fourth. Curt Gross, all the way from Washington, Indiana, took the final transfer spot.

The third heat was more typical of Kokomo. Chase Stockon must have called the Gentry family (or the other way around), because he was in their 2x. From his outside row two starting spot, he edged Robert Ballou to win. Chad Boespflug was third. Kyle Cummins, who had an even longer drive than Mr. Gross (Princeton, IN), was fourth. Kyle Robbins barely beat Jarrett Andretti to punch his feature ticket.

The B Main was more of the same. Parker Price-Miller missed a good race as he ran off with the win. Kyle Dautrich came from ninth to finish second. Young Mr. Andretti was third. Pole sitter Jamie Fredrickson faded, but only to fourth. But the story was Logan Jarrett, who led a dogfight while grabbing the 20th spot for the feature after starting 11th. Among those loading up early was Matt Westfall, which shows how crazy and competitive Hoosier racing is. Matt had finished tenth in a stout USAC field on Friday at Bloomington. Another leaving too soon was track champ Dustin Smith.

The second autograph session of the day was as much fun as the first, if not more. The track had been watered but fans didn’t care (well, maybe a few moms cared that some shoes got dirty). My little sidekick was in his element and now his easily recognized white baseball cap is literally covered with signatures (in Chad Boespflug’s case, two signatures). Promoters that do this type of thing deserve good things to happen to them.

What followed wasn’t a typical Kokomo feature. There wasn’t a lot of changing positions, slide jobs, etc. But it was a treat all the same.

I had a negative thought or two before the green waved, hoping that the guys would be able to handle what looked to be a very fast track and not tear anything up. Was I ever glad that my concerns were unfounded.

There were the usual near misses, wheel banging and all. But this was one of the fastest 25 laps I’ve ever witnessed. I used pen and paper to calculate the length of this race. If the leader and winner, Jerry Coons Jr., averaged about 14 seconds per lap, this race was over in about five minutes and 50 seconds, give or take a click. The Kokomo concession stand is fast, efficient and accurate, but there are times it takes that long to go through the line. Wow.

Coons was trailed by Wes McIntyre, his front row starting mate. Robert Ballou was third with Chris Windom fourth after starting eighth. Windom edged Chase Stockon, who gave the Gentry machine a good ride to fifth. Washington State’s (the state, not the university) Gary Taylor was sixth. Scotty Weir moved from 11th to seventh. Kyle Cummins, who was extra generous to Karston, started 12th and finished eighth. Chad Boespflug started and finished ninth. And Josh Spencer, who is always good to one of his smallest (but most devoted) fans, hung in for tenth.

A full day of racing and we headed south to rest up. The total drive time was five hours and about 40 minutes. I don’t know about my buddy, but I was doubly tired. However, I was doubly fortunate as well.

Miffed because my fan club didn’t vote me into the All-Star race, I’m…

Danny Burton

 

MCKNIGHT; HELBERG CLAIM XTREME SPEED CHALLENGE VICTORIES

http://msrxtreme.com/index.php/xtreme-sprint-news.html

May 19, 2013 – Winchester, IN – Dave McKnight and Jo Jo Helberg each claimed victories in Sunday’s Must See Racing Xtreme Speed Challenge at Winchester Speedway. The 2nd annual event was greeted by warm weather and a good crowd.

McKnight’s victory in the 30-lap Engine Pro Must See Racing Super Modified Series (MSRSMS) presented by Oliver Racing Parts feature was redemption of sorts. McKnight crashed during practice for last year’s Xtreme Speed Challenge and was unable to participate. McKnight, who started in the twelfth position, explained how important patience played in the outcome. “I can’t say enough about car owner Gary Morton” explained McKnight.” Gary told me to be patient. He had run here before and I had never run here. So this was a whole new world for me. He just told me you got a great car and be patient. Stay high and just give it time. Even when I got to the leaders and they were jostling, I just had to be patient until I had the right time and spot. You’re going so fast here and you come up on traffic so quick you have to be careful. I just waited and the opportunity was there and the car was there for me and I was able to attack. It was great”.


McKnight sported a smaller wing mounted on the rear of the car all day that may have played into the performance of the car. “I don’t really know if that was the key but it definitely helped. It didn’t kill out straightaway speed so less drag more speed. This place is all about finding a good balance between drag and speed. But it was very turbulent when I was in line with five guys. I had a lot of turbulence because I didn’t have a lot of air on it. Once I got out front and I got good air, the car was good” concluded McKnight. Mike McVetta finished second followed by Jimmy McCune, Kyle Edwards, and Brian Gingrass rounding out the top five.


Mike McVetta got things off to a fast start earlier when he set a new track record for the Supermodifieds with a lap of 13.801. Heat wins went to Kyle Edwards, Jimmy McCune, and Mike McVetta.


Jo Jo Helberg captured a thrilling 30-lap TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) feature that saw him chased relentlessly the entire distance by runner-up Brian Gerster. Jimmy McCune got the jump on pole sitter Helberg to lead the first lap. Helberg quickly regained the lead and was out front by lap two. The duo put on a driving clinic in lapped traffic that saw the two split lapped cars multiple times to the delight of the crowd. Helberg explained that he wasn’t too concerned about losing the lead at the start. “I figured I could get him back because he was leaving the door open. I think the motor was a little lazy because this motor has a lot of top end and not a lot of bottom end with the big gear I have to run” explained Helberg.


Helberg realized early on he was being challenged for the lead. ”One time I was going into one and I saw 4 or 5 lapped cars and saw a yellow nose stick on the inside and thought it was McCune. Then I realized it was Gerster when I glanced at the board. When he did that the first time I really tried to pick up the pace and change my line going through lapped traffic. When he did it to me the second time I had a little bit of clear track and kept my foot on the throttle.


Helberg was initially disappointed to see the caution come out on lap 21 after the race had went green up to that point. ”At first I was disappointed but then realized it gave the lapped cars a chance to start behind me rather than right in front of me. I knew I had a lot more lapped cars that I had to go through. And it gave the tires a chance to cool down the tires. I raced as if Gerster was on my tail the whole race regardless of whether I had clean air or lapped traffic” concluded Helberg.


The win gives Helberg two consecutive wins and put s him in position to claim a $50,000 bonus Must See Racing is offering if he can win the Must See Racing 60 at Anderson Speedway Wed. night as well as the Little 500 this coming Saturday night.


Brian Gerster was the day’s fast qualifier with a lap of 13.461 seconds. Heat wins went to Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce, and Helberg. Sunday’s Xtreme Speed Challenge kicked off a busy week for the Holly, MI based series. The MSRSMS will be in action again tomorrow night at Anderson Speedway along with the International Outlaw Figure 8 Series (IOFS). The MSRXSS will be racing Wednesday evening at Anderson Speedway before concluding the week with sanctioning duties of the 65th Pay Less Little 500 Saturday night May 25. All events will be available as live streamed Pay Per View by visiting WWW.XSAN.TV for complete details. For more details on Must See Racing visit www.mustseeracing.com


MUST SEE RACING SUPERMODIFIED SERIES 30-LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Dave McKnight
2. Mike McVetta
3. Jimmy McCune
4. Kyle Edwards
5. Brian Gingrass
6. Kyle Vanderpool
7. Rod Sauder
8. Sondi Eden
9. Rich Reid
10. Shane Johnson
11. Brad Wyatt
12. Larry Lenhert
13. Cody Gallogly
14. Zach Gibson
15. Jim Paller


MUST SEE RACING XTREME SPRINT SEREIS 30-LAP FEATURE RESULTS
1. Jo Jo Helberg
2. Brian Gerster
3. Jimmy McCune
4. Aaron Pierce
5. Troy DeCaire
6. Mike Larrison
7. Jason Cox
8. Joe Swanson
9. Jacob Wilson
10. Brian Olson
11. Cody Gallogly
12. Ryan Meyers
13. Jerry Caryer
14. Jim Sheets
15. Kevin Blue
16. Jimmy Kite
17. Tim Cox
18. Cody Gerhardt
19. Cody Swanson

 

Mayor's breakfast kicks off
Winchester Speedway's racing season

By BILL RICHMOND
City editor
 
Winchester Mayor Steve Croyle Saturday hosted a breakfast at the Cornerstone Community Centre to celebrate the 99th anniversary of the famed Winchester Speedway and to promote its upcoming racing season. About 60 people attended including local businessmen, racing sponsors and team owners and racing drivers.

The Winchester Speedway is world-renowned as the world's fastest 1/2 mile track. The speedway will kick off its 2013 season Friday, May 17 with a festival and parade in downtown Winchester. A complete schedule is available online at winchesterspeedway.com.

Croyle said the local speedway, which is likely the second oldest speedway in the world that remains in use, remains a true icon of small track racing. The Winchester Speedway opened in 1914; the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opened in 1909 and hosted its first Indy 500 in 1911.

He expressed hope that the mayor's breakfast will become an annual event to kick off the local racing season. "The Winchester Speedway has an impact on the world, when it comes to racing," Croyle said. "Many of the top drivers in NASCAR and Indy Car racing cut their teeth and got their starts professionally right across town."

He thanked speedway owner Charlie Shaw for stepping up to purchase the speedway 16 years ago when it was between owners and needed to be rescued before it fell into disuse. "Charlie Shaw kept the tradition and the dream alive," Croyle said. Shaw said while the track is ready to kick off the season soon, they don't have a lot of races on the current schedule - they are hoping to make each race weekend a real event rather than just a race day. He said this year's schedule includes two open wheel racing events and three stock car events. "The track has been an icon in the community for some time," said Shaw who helped establish Astral Casket Company in Lynn and has owned the speedway since 1997. "(Several years ago) I knew about the track being in trouble. It was in bankruptcy proceedings and nobody was bidding on it. It has a history of being around for a lot of years.  "I feel it's my turn to be the gatekeeper, but pretty soon I'm going to have to turn it over to someone who's younger than I am."

Winchester Speedway historian Bob Lemons said Frank Funk operated an amusement park west of town in the early 1900s. Lemons said Funk was a friend of Howdy Wilcox who finished 14th in the first ever Indy 500. He recommended that Funk establish a speedway as part of his amusement park. Funk followed up on Wilcox's recommendation but never dreamed that the speedway would outlast the amusement park which is essentially forgotten today.  The Winchester Speedway was also, according to legend, the home of the first-ever stock car race when Henry Ford brought several of his Model A's to the track for a race in 1928.  The track is banked 37 degrees in the corners with the straightaways banked at nine degree angles. "Many other tracks have copied that look," Lemons said. "But few have accomplished the thrill this track brings when driven at high speed. "Bad things sometimes happened to drivers in the old days with the lack of safety equipment. The roll cages were a big advancement for drivers, but you're never completely safe no matter what when you're traveling at such high speeds in such tight confines." The track's record attendance was 28,000 people in 1924. Sarah Fisher in 1999 became the first woman driver to win an event at the Winchester track. Lemons is co-author of a book about the history of the Winchester Speedway. Proceeds from sales of the book go to the injured drivers' fund to help racers who can no longer compete.

Renowned local driver Tom Bigelow said the racing life has been fabulous for him. A Winchester resident, Bigelow is a member of the National Midget Car Racing Hall of Fame and the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. He competed in the Indy 500 11 times, with a best ever finish of sixth in 1977 (he also finished eighth in 1980). "I was born on a farm and decided early on that milking cows was not the life for me," Bigelow said. "I'm proud to be a part of the Winchester community and the Winchester Speedway. It is a fabulous place and it's a great honor to be a part of it."

Must See Racing team owner Jim Hanks said the Winchester track is a true icon that's known everywhere. "I've been coming here from Michigan for almost 20 years," Hanks said. "It's a fabulous racetrack. "Our intention as the Trufuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series is to put great entertainment on television. And to have great entertainment, you have to have great race tracks. This is what short track racing is all about. I hope everyone comes to the track this summer and you can see some extraordinary speed." He said events at the speedway this summer will include teams from 10 states and Canada.  "Our events are televised into over 1/2 million homes across the nation," Hanks said. "We're showing race fans from across the nation your track and your city."

 

Helberg Wins at Mobile International Speedway

Helberg

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Must See Racing Media Contact: David Sink
Email: mrlittle500@aol.com
Phone: 765.278.8231

Photo Att. : JoJo Helberg celebrates atop his wing after capturing the TruFuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series Royal Oak Southern Shootout Night 2 at Mobile International Speedway 3.23.13. (Photo by Robert Gill)

Rain and Engine Woes Not Enough to Keep Helberg from Must See Racing Win

Reigning Series Champ Dominates Southern Shootout at Mobile International Speedway


Irvington, AL - March 24, 2013 - They say that champions are made by never giving up and always finding a way to overcome adversity. Reigning TruFuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS)

Champion JoJo Helberg of Rohnert Park, CA overcame a rainout and early morning adversity to lead all 30 laps and take the $3,000 pay day in the Royal Oak Southern Shootout at Mobile International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Helberg, who had to switch to a backup car after blowing an engine just prior to time trials, endured multiple restarts in what turned out to be an uncharacteristically length race, but won in commanding fashion over Brian Gerster and Brian Olson.

"I'm going to have to use the money for the win tonight to pay for the repairs to the primary engine," Helberg said. "I just want to thank Royal Oak Charcoal, TruFuel, Mobile International Speedway and all these great fans for the support because we couldn't do it without any of them."

Bringing the ADTS 7H home for the win wasn't as easy as it may have seemed to his competitors. Helberg stated, "The wind picked up and it made it a little bit iffy getting into turn three as it picked up a big push and then it was pretty shaky down the front stretch."

Brian Gerster, whom had set fast time earlier in the day, was the only real threat to Helberg's victory. "When Gerster challenged me that one time on the restart I realized I had to do my starts a little bit different," he began. "He was able to get a big run on me and that's usually what I get to do with my big Mopar engine, but we had the small engine in and I really had to keep my momentum going so I could get up off the corners, especially on the restarts."

Gerster, pilot of the RAM Engineering 50m machine, knew that he had to go after Helberg on the restarts, one in particular on lap 23 that was his best shot to get by the likable champion. "I was just trying to get down underneath him on that one restart there when he left the bottom open, try to get in some clean air and let him know I was there," he explained. Gerster went on to say, "But you're not going to mess with him too much because he's such a good driver, sometimes though, if you get somebody out of the groove they wanna be in, who knows maybe they make a mistake and you take advantage. I had plenty of restarts to take advantage, but that was really the only shot I had at him."

Defending race winner Brian Olson came home third in the IndyRacing Experience, Edwards Transmission machine, while Jacob Wilson took the WBR 'Sprint Cars & Tiki Bars' car to fourth and Aaron Pierce overcame an early race spin to charge from the back in the Sam Pierce Cheverolet ride to finish fifth. Heats were won by Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce and Jimmy Kite, while Jacob Wilson claimed the 10 lap B-Main. Jerry Caryer and Shane Butler were added to the feature field as promoters options.

The heroes of the TruFuel Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series will now head back to the shop to prepare for their next event, the Xtreme Speed Challenge, on the famed high banks of Winchester Speedway. The Must See Racing Supermodified Series will join the sprints in this double bill on May 19 and will kick off a week long extravaganza of open wheel racing.

For more news and information on the “Fastest Short Track Circuit in the World” visit MustSeeRacing.com and for race day updates follow @MustSeeRacing on Twitter and Like MustSeeRacing on Facebook.

 

ARCA


For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Herr's Extends Sponsorship in ARCA Racing Series

(TEMPERANCE, Mich.) - Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and Herr Foods Inc. announced today that the Pennsylvania-based snack food producer will continue their marketing presence within the 2013 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Herr's has agreed to extend their "Official Snack Food of ARCA," sponsorship program, and will once again sponsor the "Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200" ARCA Racing Series event at Madison International Speedway in Madison, Wisc. for a third consecutive year. In addition, Herr's will also continue to be the title sponsor of the June 30 ARCA Racing Series visit to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Ind.

"This motorsports sponsorship program is a direct result of the business-to-business relationship between Herr's Foods and Menards," said Mark Gundrum, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for ARCA. "The end result is increased business and product sales for Herr's."

The Herr Foods Chase the Taste 200 will once again highlight an "All-ARCA" weekend at Winchester Speedway in June. ARCA Racing Series Practice and Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell will take place on Saturday, June 23, along with racing by the ARCA Truck Series and ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models. The Herr Foods Chase the Taste 200 will go green at 2:00 p.m.

The Herr's Live Life With Flavor 200 at Madison International Speedway begins with Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell on Saturday, Aug. 24 and the race on Sunday, Aug. 25.

Race fans will have the opportunity to "Save Big Money" on tickets to both Herr's sponsored events, as Menards Stores will sell advance tickets for each at substantial discounts.

"Herr's and Menards have become very important strategic marketing partners, not only for Madison International Speedway, but for the entire ARCA Racing Series," Gundrum said. "Herr's involvement with the tour and our presenting sponsor positions them as a very important marketing partner for ARCA."

ABOUT HERR FOODSHerr Foods was founded in 1946 in Lancaster, Pa. Today, Herr Foods is a leader in the snack food industry. While continually introducing the innovative products and packaging needed to satisfy ever-changing appetites and tastes, Herr's full line of quality snacks now consists of more than 340 items, including potato chips, pretzels, tortilla chips, cheese curls, popcorn, crackers, nuts, pork rinds, onion rings, and meat sticks. All are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and flavors.

ABOUT ARCAThe Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is among the leading auto racing sanctioning bodies in the country. Founded in 1953 by John and Mildred Marcum, the organization administers more than 100 events each year in multiple racing series, including the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, the ARCA Truck Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour, plus weekly racing at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways.

CONTACT:
Doug Donnelly, ARCA
(419) 574-2685 (mobile)
ddonnelly@arcaracing.com

Don Radebaugh, ARCA
(419) 450-0611 (mobile)
dradebaugh@arcaracing.com

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Speedway Illustrated

From the February 2013 issue of Speedway Illustrated – To the Top: Kyle Larson:

Sprint cars at age 13 scared the pants off of Jeff Gordon when his stepfather put him in them. Not Kyle Larson, who only says he was “nervous” about performance, particularly after the first few wreck-filled weeks, but not scared. Oh yes, some things scare him, like racing at Winchester Speedway in Indiana.

 

Listen to Winchester Speedway Race Director Keith Beeching on the 1/5/13 Speed Talk Radio Show

Kenseth Wins Winchester 400 - 10/14/12

Kyle Benjamin took the lead less than 100 feet from the start finish line from Ross Kenseth as the two battled coming out of the fourth turn with the checkered flag in the air. Benjamin finished less than half a door ahead of Kenseth for the win. However his car failed post race inspection when a RPM Limiter infraction was discovered. The race started with a bang as an accident on the eighth lap took our pre race favorites Kyle Busch, Anderson Bowen and EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier Rick Turner. Chase Elliott finished second, Johnny VanDoorn third and Bubba Pollard fourth and Jay Niewiek fifth. Johnny VanDoorn earned his third ARCA/CRA Super Series Championship with his third place finish.

41st Annual Winchester 400 Weekend Results

 

Friday, October 12, 2012
Vore's Compacts Heat Race 1

Pos

#

Driver

1

36

Jeremy Meade

2

77 Jake Wyman

3

62

Kevin Flynn

4

14 Joseph Jennings

5

73 Chad Small II

Friday, October 12, 2012
Vore's Compacts Heat Race 2

Pos

#

Driver

1

133 Matt Stone

2

7c Ron Masters

3

1 Mark Mason

4

24 Joe Jennings

5

6 Chris Jennings

Friday, October 12, 2012
Vore's Compacts Heat Race 3

Pos

#

Driver

1

53 Tim Dilg

2

03 Austin Pinnell

3

33 Courtney Hannah

4

114 Mark Jennings

5

7 Brian Slavey

Friday, October 12, 2012
L.M Sportsman New Star 25

Pos

#

Driver

1

5 Justin King

2

46 Chad Richardson

3

11 Jimmy Kirby

4

14 Danny Trent

5

61 Steve Blair

Friday, October 12, 2012
Winchester 100

Pos

#

Driver

1

9 Chase Elliott

2

66 Jeff Fultz

3

01 Travis Braden

4

29 Anderson Bowen

5

28 Jack Smith

Friday, October 12, 2012
Vore's Compacts 20 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

133 Matt Stone

2

7c Ron Masters

3

147 Taylor Wyman

4

43 Thomas Bigelow

5

44 Stephen Derouin

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Vore's Compacts Welding & Steel 20 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

41 Buck Purtee

2

133 Matt Stone

3

62 Kevin Flynn

4

117 Ryan Hoffman

5

44 Stephanie Bigelow

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds Last Chance Race 15 Lap

Pos

#

Driver

1

21 Jason Atkinson

2

2 Shane Shirk

3

09 Don Skaggs

4

76 Mark Timmerman

5

8 Joe Jennings

Saturday, October 13, 2012
L.M. Sportsman 30 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

17 Keith Sterkowitz

2

38 KC Spillers

3

28 Sean Amor

4

42 Bob Sibila, Jr

5

61 Steve Blair

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds "Run for the Gun"

Pos

#

Driver

1

11 Brian Nester

2

0 Damon Breedlove

3

26 Jeff Lane

4

7 Scotty Tomasik

5

14 Tim Burkett

Saturday, October 13, 2012
CRA Street Stocks 30 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

21 Jeff Lane

2

28 Jason Thompson

3

11 Jimmy Kirby

4

31 Tyler Marsh

5

50 Brandon Barcus

Sunday, October 14, 2012
41st Annual Winchster 400

Pos

#

Driver

1

25 Ross Kenseth

2

9 Chase Elliott

3

61 Johnny VanDoom

4

26p Bubba Pollard

5

84 Jay Niewiek

BUSCH FIRED UP FOR SHOT AT ANOTHER WINCHESTER RIFFLE
2009 Winner Returns to “World’s Fastest Half Mile” for 41st Annual Event



MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 24, 2012) – Kyle Busch will return to the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, located in Winchester, Indiana, on Sunday, October 14th to compete in the Winchester 400, for the first time since winning the event in 2009. Busch will take aim at his second victory at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile,” driving his Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) No. 51 Camry in the 41st annual running of the prestigious Super Late Model event sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

“I’ve raced at a lot of tracks in many different series throughout my career and racing Super Late Models with CRA at Winchester is one of the coolest experiences in all of racing,” said Busch, who in addition to 105 NASCAR National Series victories has claimed numerous Late Model victories at tracks all across the country. “The Super Late Models have always been my favorite type of car to drive and when you put 30-something of them on the high banks of Winchester running 15-second laps -- it makes for some exciting racing. To win that race, not only do you have to have a fast car, you have to be patient and take care of your equipment because 400 laps around that place will take its toll on your car.”

“It took me a few attempts to get to Victory Lane in the 400, but to finally have my name mentioned with former winners like Bob Senneker, Butch Miller, Gary St. Amant and Mark Martin was truly an honor,” continued Busch, whose first three attempts at the 400-mile event resulted in two DNF’s and a runner-up finish. “It’s been a few years since I’ve been back, but hopefully I can pick up right where I left off and add another one of those coveted Winchester riffles to my collection.”

The Las Vegas native, who made a name for himself racing as a teenager at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has two victories in three Super Late Model starts in 2012. Busch opened the season with a win in SpeedFest 2012 at Watermelon Capitol Speedway in Cordele, Ga. in January and followed it up with his third straight triumph in the Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Mich. in June, both of those events were CRA sanctioned. He appeared to be in position to make if three-for-three on the season, opening up a sizeable lead in the closing stages of the Slinger Nationals at Slinger (Wisc.) Speedway before a caution bunched the field and allowed fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitor Matt Kenseth to work his way around the No. 51 KBM Camry and take home the victory at his home-state track.

Notable wins for the KBM Super Late Model team since its inception in 2007 include: Wisconsin All-Star 100 at the Milwaukee Mile (Kyle Busch 2008), RedBud 300 at Anderson Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009), Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009), Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009), SpeedFest at Lanier National Speedway (2009 & 2010) and Watermelon Capital Speedway (2012), Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway (Kyle Busch 2010, 2011 and 2012), All-American 400 at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (TJ Reaid 2010), Slinger Nationals at Slinger Super Speedway (Kyle Busch 2011) and the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway (Kyle Busch 2011). Busch has a total of eight wins with the ARCA/CRA Super Series.

About Kyle Busch Motorsports

Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) has quickly established itself as one of the most successful teams in all of NASCAR, capturing the 2010 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Owner’s Championship in its inaugural season and 16 Truck Series victories over its first two seasons. 2012 marks the team’s debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with team owner and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kyle Busch sharing the driving duties behind the wheel of the No. 54 Monster Energy Camry with his brother Kurt, the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion. A mix of talented drivers will pilot the No. 18 Tundra in the Camping World Truck Series, while three-time NASCAR Mexico Series champion Germán Quiroga returns for a four-race schedule in the No. 51 Tundra.

KBM prepares a fleet of race-winning Toyotas out of its 77,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C. Pending LEED certification, the facility’s state-of-the art equipment and innovative green initiatives make it unmatched among its peers. Fans can stay up-to-date with all the latest KBM news online at www.KyleBuschMotorsports.com, by liking the team on Facebook (KyleBuschMS) and following the team on Twitter (@KBMteam)

 

World Stock Car Festival Event Results

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Vore's Compacts 20 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

44 Stephanie Bigelow

2

13 Aaron Teegarden

3

43 Thomas Bigelow

4

73 Chad Small II

5

41 Ethan Pope

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds Last Chance Race

Pos

#

Driver

1

10 Herb Johnson

2

2 Brent Martin

3

3 Dave Barnhart

4

88 Travis Stepp

5

70 Scott Hantz

Sunday, September 23, 2012
CRA Top Speed Fabrication L.M.S. 40 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

38 KC Spillers

2

7 Jason Atkinson

3

23 Billy VanMeter

4

123 Eddie VanMeter

5

28 Sean Amor

Sunday, September 23, 2012
ARCA/CRA Super Series Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

61 Johnny VanDoom

2

54 Jeff Fultz

3

72 Scott Hantz

4

01 Travis Braden

5

131 Nick Gullatta

Sunday, September 23, 2012
CRA Street Stocks 40 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

28 Jason Thompson

2

11 Jimmy Kirby

3

32 Bret Miles, Jr

4

63 Dustin Burge

5

163 Jim Crabtree, Jr

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds 40 Lap Feature

Pos

#

Driver

1

28 Terry Fisher, Jr

2

12 Chad Poole

3

7b Trevor Berry

4

11 Brian Nester

5

7 Scotty Tomasik

Old Timers Weekend Event Results

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds Heat Race #1

Pos

#

Driver

1

14

Tim Burkett

2

12

Chad Poole

3

11

Brian Nester

4

71

Scot Tomasik

5

28

Terry Fisher, Jr

6

61

Brad Springer

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds Heat Race #2

Pos

#

Driver

1

42

Joe Axsom

2

7

Trevor Barry

3

32

Rob Yelton

4

22

Scott Reeser

5

30

Jonathan Martin

6

0

Damon Breedlove

7

10

Herb Johnson

8

4

Mike Stacy

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds Heat Race #3

Pos

#

Driver

1

80

Samantha Jansen

2

17

Jerry Hammond

3

70B

Mark Bott

4

07

Tom Jewell

5

88

Travis Stepp

6

20

Herbie Johnson, Jr

7

180

Ralph Baxter

8

09

Don Skaggs

9

171

Chris Tomasik

Saturday, August 18, 2012
CRA Street Stocks Heat Race #1

Pos

#

Driver

1

163

Jim Crabtree, Jr

2

35

Josh Myers

3

31

Tyler Marsh

4

95

Brian Hopkins

5

11

Jimmy Kirby

6

32

Bret Miles, Jr

7

77

Jason Drummond

8

73

Colby Lane

9

63

Dustin Burge

10

28

Jason Thompson

Saturday, August 18, 2012
CRA Street Stocks Heat Race #2

Pos

#

Driver

1

29

Tom Gossar

2

26

Frankie Oakes

3

96

A.J. Ridner

4

89

Eddie Martin

5

00

Stevie Raper, Jr

6

68

J.J. Shafer

7

36

Robbie Wyman

8

17

Josh Lank

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Vore’s FWD Compact Touring Series Heat Race #1

Pos

#

Driver

1

07

Steve Vore

2

13

Aaron Teegarden

3

117

Ryan Hoffman

4

6

Chris Jennings

5

14

Joseph Jennings

6

93

Brian Martin

7

77

Jake Wyman

8

31

JR Vester

9

43

Thomas Bigelow

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Vore's FWD Compact Touring Series Heat Race #2

Pos

#

Driver

1

114

Mark Jennings

2

11 Josh Easto

3

133 Randy Owen

4

7 Joe Jennings

5

147 Taylor Wyman

6

58 Brian redmond

7

18 Josh casse

8

4 Don Bigelow

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Top Speed Modifieds Feature

Pos # Driver
1 11 Brian Nester
2 4 Mike Stacy
3 61 Brad Springer
4 14 Tim Burkett
5 0 Damon Breedlove
6 10 Herb Johnson
7 7 Trevor Barry
8 80 Samantha Jansen
9 171 Chris Tomasik
10 20 Herbie Johnson, Jr
11 9 Don Skaggs
12 17 Jerry Hammond
13 180 Ralph Baxter
14 12 Chad Poole
15 71 Scott Tomasik
16 32 Rob Yelton
17 22 Scott Reeser
18 42 Joe Axsom
19 07 Tom Jewell
20 70B Mark Bott
21 88 Travis Stepp
22 28 Terry Fisher, Jr
23 30 Jonathan Martin

Saturday, August 18, 2012
CRA Street Stocks Feature

Pos # Driver
1 32 Bret Miles, Jr
2 28 Jason Thompson
3 11 Jimmy Kirby
4 29 Tom Gossar
5 63 Dustin Burge
6 95 Brian Hopkins
7 68 J.J. Shafer
8 35 Josh Myers
9 163 Jim Crabtree, Jr
10 77 Jason Drummond
11 26 Frankie Oakes
12 00 Stevie Raper, Jr
13 89 Eddie Martin
14 96 A.J. Ridner
15 17 Josh Lank
16 31 Tyler Marsh
17 36 Robbie Wyman
18 73 Colby Lane

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Vore's FWD Compact Touring Series Feature

Pos
#
Driver
1
13

Aaron Teegarden

2
117
Ryan Hoffman
3
07
Steve Vore
4
114
Mark Jennings
5
43
Thomas Bigelow
6
77
Jake Wyman
7
11
Josh Easto
8
44
Stephanie Bigelow
9
6
Chris Jennings
10
7
Joe Jennings
11
93
Brian Martin
12
18
Josh Casse
13
58
Brian Redmond
14
66
Greg Isbell
15
133
Randy Owen
16
14
Joseph Jennings
17
85
Phil Iliff
18
31 JR Vester
19
147 Taylor Wyman
20
4 Don Bigelow
21
144
Rachel Bigelow

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Must See Racing Winged Sprints Heat Race #1

Pos
#

Driver

1
91

Troy DeCaire

2
20
Kyle Flint
3
7
JoJo Helberg
4
51
Mike Larrison
5
6
Sondi Eden
6
61
Kevin Freeney

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Must See Racing Winged Sprints Heat Race #2

Pos
#

Driver

1
07 Jacob Wilson
2
26 Aaron Pierce
3
50M Brian Gerster
4
75 Jerry Caryer
5
61K Kyle Feeney
6
26 Jeff Bloom

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Must See Racing Winged Sprints Heat Race #3

Pos
#

Driver

1
40 Jason Cox
2
41 Brian Olson
3
10 Jason Blonde
4
10S AJ Russell
5
18 Jim Sheets
6
12 Billy Wease

Sunday, August 19, 2012
CRA Top Speed Late Model Sportsman Heat Race #1

Pos
#

Driver

1
38 KC Spillers
2
93 Brian McFadden
3
72 Mark Parker
4
42 Bob Sibila, Jr
5
7 Jason Atkinson
6
08 Tommy Cook

Sunday, August 19, 2012
CRA Top Speed Late Model Sportsman Heat Race #2

Pos
#

Driver

1
67 Robert Amos, Jr
2
91 Rich Segvich
3
8 Dean Cook
4
09 Josh Timmerman
5
6 Corey Gregory

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Vore's FWD Compact Touring Series Heat Race #1

Pos
#

Driver

1
13
Aaron Teegarden
2
117
Ryan Hoffman
3
6
Chris Jennings
4
07
Steve Vore
5
43
Thomas Bigelow
6
15
Andy Jennings
7
77
Jake Wyman
8
14
Joseph Jennings

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Vore's FWD Compact Touring Series Heat Race #2

Pos
#

Driver

1
44 Stephanie Bigelow
2
31 JR Vester
3
18 Josh Casse
4
58 Brian Redmond
5
133 Randy Owen
6
7 Darell Skaggs
7
11 Josh Easto

Sunday, August 19, 2012
CRA Top Speed Late Model Sportman 40 Lap Feature

Pos
#

Driver

1
08
Tommy Cook
2
38
KC Spillers
3
42
Bob Sibila, Jr
4
67
Robert Amos, Jr
5
91
Rich Segvich
6
09
Josh Timmerman
7
6
Corey Gregory
8
8
Dean Cook
9
93
Brian McFadden
10
72
Mark Parker
11
7
Jason Atkinson

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Must See Racing Winged Sprints 30 Lap Feature

Pos
#

Driver

1
91
Troy DeCaire
2
26
Aaron Pierce
3
7
JoJo Helberg
4
40
Jason Cox
5
26
Jeff Bloom
6
51
Mike Larrison
7
6
Sondi Eden
8
07
Jacob Wilson
9
10S
Jimmy McCune
10
61
Kevin Feeney
11
41
Brian Olson
12
20
Kyle Fling
13
75
Jerry Caryer
14
61K
Kyle Feeney
15
10
Jason Blonde
16
18
Jim Sheets
17
50M
Brian Gerster
18
37
Hank Lower
19
12
Billy Wease
20
88
AJ Russell

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Vore's FWD Compact Touring Series 20 Lap Feature

Pos
#

Driver

1
117 Ryan Hoffman
2
15 Andy Jennings
3
13 Aaron Teegarden
4
6 Chris Jennings
5
77 Jake Wyman
6
14 Joseph Jennings
7
44 Stephanie Bigelow
8
58 Brian Redmond
9
7 Darrell Skaggs
10
18 Josh Casse
11
43 Thomas Bigelow
12
07 Steve Vore
13
85 Phil Iliff
14
31 JR Vester
15
11 Josh Easto
16
133 Randy Owen
17
66 Greg Isbell