CRA: Winchester Speedway 2006 news 2005-10-06

CRA to Return as Promoter and Manager of Events for Winchester Speedway ARCA RE/MAX Series Return First Event Announced for 2006 Schedule (Winchester, IN) -- Officials from the Champion Racing Association (CRA) and Winchester Speedway...

CRA to Return as Promoter and Manager of Events for Winchester Speedway
ARCA RE/MAX Series Return First Event Announced for 2006 Schedule

(Winchester, IN) -- Officials from the Champion Racing Association (CRA) and Winchester Speedway announced today that CRA would once again manage and promote the legendary ½ mile oval in 2006. Winchester Speedway owner Charlie Shaw noted it was an easy decision to continue with the guidance that CRA leaders R. J. Scott and Glenn Luckett have provided.

"2005 was the best year the Speedway has had since I purchased it in 1997," Shaw noted. "You never know what to expect going into something like this, but I was very pleased with the professionalism and industry knowledge that R. J. and Glenn have, and it is something that I have always wanted for Winchester."

CRA was brought in to manage and promote the Speedway after having been closed for the 2004 season. In 2005, seven events were planned with one being lost to weather. To everyone's delight, all events to date have been successful, ensuring the return of the both the Speedway and CRA as the management team. CRA is also the sanctioning body for top Midwest Late Models with the CRA Super Series.

"We couldn't have gone into a better situation than the one Charlie provided for us," Scott commented. "Charlie gave us a great facility and some great people to work with, to go with the people we brought in and it has worked out well. His support has been very important too, and I know it sounds corny, but it's starting to feel like family around there--and that is good for everyone."

The 2006 season should look similar to 2005 with the one exciting addition already in the return of the ARCA RE/MAX Series on Sunday, May 7th. "The ARCA event had been one of the most popular events in recent years at Winchester," noted Luckett, "and we're happy to have it back on the schedule and have the chance to work with all the great people at ARCA again."

With the much anticipated return of USAC still to come in the Rich Vogler Classic on Sunday October 16th, the highlight of the 2005 season to date was the return of Labor Day Weekend's "World Stock Car Festival." The event was met with a great car count, crowd, camping, music and parties and, as a result, the event is guaranteed to make its return to the 2006 schedule. The complete details of the 2006 schedule are planned for release in early January. Season ticket and reserved seat information will follow soon after.

Parties wanting to contact CRA about marketing or racing opportunities at Winchester can call the CRA office at 812-883-0455. For more information on the Speedway, visit www.winchesterspeedway.com.

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