Entry forms are now available for the 49th Winchester 400 at the historic Winchester Speedway, scheduled for Sunday, October 11. The event is one of the marquee Super Late Model races in the country, featuring the stars of the ARCA/CRA Super Series as well as top-notch Late Model racers who travel to Indiana each year for the crown jewel race.
The Winchester 400 is 400 laps, counting cautions, with 12 tires available to each race team. The event will once again feature controlled cautions in an effort to save teams the cost of bringing in professional pit crews. When a yellow flag comes out, teams will have two laps to service their race car without losing laps or positions on pit road. Those cars will then line up behind the cars that did not pit at that yellow.
Teams not getting out of the pits in the two laps will have to fall to the tail of the field and will risk losing laps. As in the past, teams will only be allowed to change a maximum of two tires per yellow.
The race will pay $16,000 to the winner. There are also several opportunities for contingency bonuses, including $6,000 in lap leader money.
Competitors can click here to access the entry form at car-racing.com.
The highly-anticipated weekend in Winchester will begin on Thursday, October 8 with rotating practice starting at noon and ending at 5 p.m.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Models will not be part of Friday's on-track activities. Instead, Friday will be highlighted by the 100-lap championship race for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Pro Late Models. The Vores Compact Touring Series will also be in competition for their 30-lap season finale on the high-banks.
Super Late Models from the ARCA/CRA Super Series, CRA Street Stocks, CRA Late Model Sportsman and Modifieds will invade Winchester on Saturday, October 10.
Qualifying for the 49th Winchester 400 will begin at 4 p.m. prior to pre-race ceremonies at 4:45 p.m. Racing will begin at 5 p.m. and include 50-lap features for the CRA Street Stocks, Modifieds and CRA Late Model Sportsman. The 50-lap features for both the CRA Street Stocks and CRA Late Model Sportsman will be a 10-lap increase from recent years.
Following Saturday’s racing, fans and race teams will be able to enjoy themselves during a party in the pavilion. This year’s party will include a trackside concert, with more information to be announced soon.
On Sunday, October 11 all focus will be on Super Late Models during the 49th Winchester 400. A driver autograph session will be held in the midway at 11 a.m. prior to pre-race ceremonies at 12 p.m. The green flag for 400 laps of racing on the Winchester high-banks will wave at 1 p.m.
Race fans will be able to attend all three days of Winchester 400 weekend for $75 with a three-day reserved grandstand ticket. A three-day general admission ticket will also be available for $60.
Tickets for Sunday’s 49th Winchester 400 are $35 for reserved seating, $30 for general admission and $25 for students (ages 6 to 14). Saturday’s reserved tickets are $25, while general admission seating will be available for $20. Student tickets will be available for $15. Tickets for Friday’s racing program will also be $25 for reserved, $20 for general admission and $15 for students.
A three-day pit pass for the weekend will be available for $90. Individual pit passes for Sunday ($40), Saturday ($35) and Friday ($35) are also available.
Pit passes will not be available for Thursday’s optional practice. Cost will be $200 per car. The grandstands will be open with free admittance from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
More information on the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Winchester 400 entry form can be found on at www.cra-racing.com.
A complete schedule for the 49th Winchester 400 can be viewed now by clicking here.
For more information on Winchester Speedway, visit the all-new www.winchesterspeedway.com.
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-Winchester Speedway Press Release
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