ARCA/CRA Targets Historic Winchester


Former series 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 No. 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. Fifteen-year-old Anderson Bowen and Ali Kern are currently tied for the series rookie lead followed closely by Brandon Oakley. 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 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.

Fifteen-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. Sixteen-year-old Austin Self will also pull double duty making his ARCA/CRA Super Series debut on Saturday.