Salem, IN (October 5, 2018) – Outerwears Performance Products is once again sponsoring the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award with the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS for the 2018 season. The award will include a $1000 cash bonus and a trophy. Jeff Lane was the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award winner in 2015, the first season for the award. Scott Neal was the award winner in 2016 and Butch VanDoorn the winner in 2017.
The award is based upon the Chase format that CRA is using to determine its Champions again in 2018. The final four scheduled races are being utilized for the Chase to determine a series Champion and the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award. There were six teams in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Chase battling to be in the final four to race in the 47th Annual Winchester 400 Presented by Vore’s Welding & Steel to determine the 2018 series Champion and six Crew Chiefs in contention for the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award.
The top five eligible teams Crew Chiefs will be awarded points at each of the four Chase events, 5 for the highest finisher, down to 1 for fifth highest. The Crew Chief earning the most points in the four Chase events will be the 2018 Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award winner.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series had its third 2018 Chase event on Saturday, September 15th at Toledo Speedway. After that event Wimmer Motorsports, Crew Chief for Josh Brock, has taken back the lead in the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings after three events, with Brock coming home fifth at Toledo, the highest finisher of the six Chase Teams in that event. With their finish Wimmer Motorsports now has 13 points in the first three Chase events.
Josh Nelms, Crew Chief for Senneker Performance Rookie of the Year points leader Austin Kunert, is now in second in the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings with 12 points after Kunert finished third of the Chase teams at Toledo. Brent Jack, Crew Chief for son Hunter Jack, is still in third place with 10 points after finishing second among the Chase contenders at Toledo. Jon Beach is in fourth place in the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings with seven points.
The final four drivers in the Chase to race for the Season Championship in the Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 14th include Brock, Kunert, Jack and Beach. Out of those four just the top three in the current Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award standings have a chance to win the Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award based upon their Winchester 400 results.
The Outerwears Crew Chief of the Year Award will be presented at the 2018 CRA Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown at Union Station on Friday, January 11th, 2019.
Based in Schoolcraft, Michigan, Outerwears has been on the track improving performance and creating champions since 1979. Designed using Terra-Flo technology Outerwears radiator screens provide the perfect balance between airflow and debris deflection, allowing peak airflow and longer radiator life. Outerwears radiator screens will be an important part of the ARCA/CRA Super Series for the 2018 race season. Ask your local dealer for your Outerwears or visit www.outerwears.com.
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