CRA: Sponsor named for Winchester event

Car Brite sponsors Sunoco event at ASA Winchester 400 weekend. 200-lap companion event pays minimum of $5,000 to winner Pendleton, Ind. (July 23, 2002) -- When the American Speed Association invades Winchester Speedway on October 5-6, race fans...

Car Brite sponsors Sunoco event at ASA Winchester 400 weekend.
200-lap companion event pays minimum of $5,000 to winner

Pendleton, Ind. (July 23, 2002) -- When the American Speed Association invades Winchester Speedway on October 5-6, race fans will be able to take in two great short track races during the same weekend.

Officials with the ASA Racing Series and CRA Sunoco Super Series announced today that Car Brite has agreed to sponsor the Sunoco Super Series event on October 5, during the 33rd Annual Winchester 400 weekend. The Sunoco event is scheduled to start 40 cars with the winner's share currently set at $5,000.

"The Winchester 400 is regarded by many as the 'Grand Daddy' of all short track races," commented ASA Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Gundrum. "We felt it was time to bring another race in as part of this great weekend, and the Sunoco Super Series seems to be the perfect fit. I think it offers stock car fans one of the most exciting weekends the state of Indiana has ever offered!"

"The Sunoco Super Series is very excited to be working with ASA and Ed Friddle, of Car Brite, with this historic event," said Sunoco Super Series Director Glenn Luckett. "I believe Ed Friddle will make the Car Brite 200 an event that nobody will forget for a long time. He brings a lot of old-time excitement and enthusiasm to this great traditional event at Winchester Speedway and he believes in giving the fans a 'show' and rewarding racers for putting on a great race!"

The Sunoco Super Series debut as part of the ASA Racing Series 33rd Annual Winchester 400 weekend will bring some familiar names to ASA fans. The most recognized star could possibly be five-time ASA National event-winner Junior Hanley. The Canadian Legend finished second in the Sunoco standings in 2000 and currently ranks in the top-five in points just past to the halfway mark on the 2002 schedule.

16-year-old sensation Joel Kauffman, who will make three starts in ASA in 2002 with the guidance of Scott Hansen, will also be featured in the Sunoco race. Matt Hagans, who has competed in a few ASA shows, along with Michigan rookie Andy Ponstein, who has also made starts in the Pendleton (IN) based circuit, will also be bidding for the victory. Other drivers to keep your eyes on include former series champions Scott Hantz and Kenny Tweedy, former RE/MAX Challenge Series winner J.R. Roahrig, Evan Jackson (who won a Sunoco Series race at Winchester in June), rookie Todd Currier, two-time Winchester winner Bull Baker, Jim Crabtree Jr., Dave Jackson, Chet Fillip, Jeff Lane, Rick Turner, Bobby Parsley and Brent Downey.

The 33rd Annual Winchester 400 Weekend will begin with a three-hour rotating practice for both the Sunoco Super Series and the ASA Racing Series starting at noon on Friday, October 4. On Saturday October 5, practice resumes at 10 AM with ASA qualifications set for 3 PM, and Sunoco Super Series Qualifying at 4:15. The pre-race activities begin at 6:15, with the Car Brite 200 going green at 7. On Sunday, October 6, pre-race activities begin at 11 p.m. with ASA's exclusive on-track autograph session, followed by the introduction of the drivers and special honorees. The 33rd Annual Winchester 400 presented by TireRack.com goes green at 1 p.m.

Tickets for the 33rd Annual Winchester 400 presented by TireRack.com on Sunday, October 6, are available through the ASA office at a cost of $30 each for reserved seating. Tickets for the Saturday, October 5, Sunoco Super Series event and ASA qualifying are $20, with all seats General Admission. For additional ticket information, call the ASA ticket line, (765) 778-2105 or toll-free, 1-888-ASA-1020.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Chet Fillip , Andy Ponstein , Jeff Lane , Joel Kauffman , Matt Hagan , Scott Hansen