Johnny VanDoorn captured the pole for the famed Redbud 400 on Saturday night at Anderson Speedway.
He paced single car time trials with a best lap of 12.119 around the historic 3/8th mike speedway. That was just enough to top the 12.120 set by Jeff Choquette. There will be no invert so drivers will start straight up where they qualified.
This is an eight tire race so only four can be added over the course of 400 laps — 100 more than in recent years now that the race has returned to its traditional length.
The Redbud 400 is one of the most popular Super Late Model races in the country. It is promoted by the CRA and is the first race of its $100,000 Triple Crown that also includes the Battle at Berlin 251 and Winchester 400. If a driver can the 400, plus Battle at Berlin on August 25th and the Winchester 400 on October 8th, they will win $100,000. If a driver can win two out of the three races, they will win $10,000. Otherwise, the driver who earned the most points in the three races will win $5,000.
It’s also the sixth race of the CRA Super Series regular season. New for the 2017 season is the Chase for the Championship meaning that a playoff spot is on the line for drivers that are likely to compete in 75 percent of the regular season events.
The race has a live PPV broadcast on Speed51.com and can be purchased here as part of a summer package containing multiple events.
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