Impressive List of Early Entries for the
Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300

Courtesy of ARCA/CRA

(July 7, 2013) - The list of entries to date for the upcoming Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway on July 20 contains some very impressive names as this event continues to grow into one of the premier template late model events in the country, sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS.

The list to date is topped by 2012 event winner Ross Kenseth, son of NASCAR Champion Matt Kenseth, as he looks to defend his exciting win from last season. Kenseth also won the Winchester 400 and All American 400 last year.

Kenseth will have plenty of competition, with just the racers that have entered to date starting with three time ARCA/CRA Super Series Champion Johnny VanDoorn, a former winner of this event when it was called the Budweiser 250.

VanDoorn has gone to victory lane twice already this year in series events, first at Toledo Speedway on April 20, then he got the win in the June 15 Battle at Berlin 251, winning the first event of the JEGS/CRA $100,000 Super Late Model Triple Crown, now he looks to continue his winning streak in the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300, the second event in the Triple Crown. The Winchester 400 on October 13 at Winchester Speedway will be the third event of the Triple Crown, if a single driver can win all three events, they will receive a $100,000 cash bonus from JEGS. If there is a driver that just wins two of the events, they will receive a $10,000 cash bonus. If there is a different winner for all three events, the driver with the best overall finishes between the three events will receive a $5000 bonus.

Georgia hot shoes Bubba Pollard and T.J. Reaid are both already entered for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300. Pollard has more wins than any late model driver in the country over the past three years and already has multiple wins with the Southern Super Series this year. Reaid has to be one of the favorites to win the Redbud 300 after winning two series events at Anderson Speedway the past two seasons, including the series event this year on May 4. Pollard plans to do double duty during the Redbud 300 weekend, he is also entered for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Anderson on Friday, July 19.

15 year old South Carolina sensation Kyle Benjamin is entered. Benjamin became the youngest winner in ARCA/CRA Super Series history last year in July at Lucas Oil Raceway, he also won the series 2012 season finally at Watermelon Capital Speedway and won a JEGS Tour event at Winchester Speedway in May of last year. Benjamin won four straight nights at New Smyrna Speedway during Speedweeks in February and won the famed Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway in March. He is running a partial short track schedule with the ARCA Racing Series in 2013 along with selected ARCA/CRA Super Series events.

Current ARCA/CRA Super Series point’s leader Travis Barden has entered, Braden took over the series points lead after his first ever series win last Saturday night at Winchester Speedway. Braden also had a dominating JEGS Tour win at Berlin Raceway on June 14th. The 2012 series Boyne Machine Rookie of the Year is well on his way to try and capture the series 2013 Championship.

Current JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour point’s leader Cody Coughlin is also entered for the Redbud 300. It will be his Super Late Model and ARCA/CRA Super Series debut. Coughlin has two JEGS Tour wins so far this season including wins at Dixie Motor Speedway on June 7th and at the series last event on June 22 at Salem Speedway. He will try to get his third JEGS Tour win on Redbud 300 Weekend, and then do double duty with hopes of winning the Redbud 300 in his series debut.

The Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 Weekend will begin with an open practice on Thursday, July 18, pits will open at 4 p.m. with practice going from 5 to 8.

On Friday, July 19, pits will open at noon, there will be an open practice for the Redbud 300 cars only from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Practice for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance and the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman will begin at 4:30 with qualifying at 6:15. Friday night’s race program will begin at 7:30 and will include the Anderson 100 Presented by for the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance and the $1,500 to win PGG 75 Presented by Norrick Petroleum and Motion Motors for the Top Speed Fabrication CRA Late Model Sportsman.

Pits open on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m., there will be a two hour practice for the ARCA/CRA Super Series cars from 1 to 3 p.m., with qualifying for the Redbud 300 beginning at 4:1. There will be an on track autograph session with all the drivers starting at 6, the green flag for the Stoops Freightliner Redbud 300 will drop at 7:30.