“New Star” Races Return to Winchester 400 Weekend

First-Timer Bonuses Available for Sportsman & Street Stocks

Nashville, TN – Returning after a multi-year hiatus in 2022, the “New Star” Features for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS and CRA Street Stocks Powered by JEGS will be raced on Friday night, October 13th as part of the Winchester 400 Weekend. The only eligible drivers for these races will be drivers or teams that have not had a top-five feature finish in 2023 at Winchester or a top-three feature finish at Winchester in their respective divisions or higher, going back to 2008. Drivers who are primarily known for racing in higher divisions will also not be allowed to drop down regardless of their previous finishes. CRA officials reserve the right to deny participation in these events to anyone to maintain the integrity of the event and ensure a quality show for the promoter.

The payout for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman special New Stars 20 lap event will be: $400-250-200-175-150-125-100-90-80-75 on out. The payout for the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock special New Stars 20 lap event is $300-200-175-150-125-110-100-90-80-70-60-50 on out.

On Saturday, October 14th’s Season Championship 40 lap Features for the CRA Late Model Sportsman and CRA Street Stocks, a “First Timer’s Bonus” program will be paid to the top three finishers in each division who are making their first start at Winchester Speedway in 2023 (Friday’s activities excluded). The bonuses are paid on top of the position payoff they earn and will be $200, $100, and $50.

In addition to the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman and the CRA Street Stocks New Star races on Friday, the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will compete for 100 laps on Friday night. Then, the prestigious 52nd Running of the Winchester 400 will be Sunday, October 15th with the ASA STARS National Tour and the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS.

For more information on the Winchester 400 weekend or the CRA Series, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.