(TOLEDO, Ohio - October 7, 2012) - With just one race remaining in two of ARCA's divisions, one championship is sealed while another is still being hotly contested after a late-season change of fortune turned the tide.
Johnny VanDoorn (top) clinched his record-tying third ARCA CRA Super Series title last weekend at Lucas Oil Raceway, and has only one race left to complete before finishing another successful season in the late model division.
Of VanDoorn's four wins in 2012, two have come at Winchester Speedway, host of Sunday's Winchester 400. VanDoorn is the series' all-time leading winner at Winchester, and another win would place an exclamation point on a memorable year for the Michigan native.
Other notable drivers entered for the Winchester 400 include Kyle Busch, Chase Elliott, defending race winner Boris Jurkovic, and three-time ARCA CRA Super Series champion and past Winchester 400 winner Scott Hantz, who has two wins this year while running a part-time schedule.
Danny Jackson had led the point standings in the ARCA Truck Series since the first race of the year, but trouble at Kentucky Motor Speedway in a September event sent him out of the top spot and opened the door for Levi Mansfield (right).
Each driver has four wins this year in the nine races contested so far, but Mansfield has been better as of late, taking all of his victories in the last five races - including at Kentucky.
In two weekends, the series will be at Lake County Speedway - the one track where neither driver has won this year. Steve Christman won there in June and remains the only driver outside Jackson or Mansfield to visit Victory Lane this season.
Mansfield has 2175 points, 20 more than Jackson entering the 10th and final race of 2012.
To read more about the ARCA CRA Super Series, visit CRARacing.net.
To read more about the ARCA Truck Series, visit ARCATruckRacing.com.