Crane Cams V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series

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Crane Cams and the V8 StockCar Road Racing Series announced today that they have joined forces. Crane Cams,an iconic and pioneering name in the performance and racing industry, will become the title sponsor for the V8 StockCar Road Racing Series for 2012. The Series will now be known as the Crane Cams V8 StockCar Road Racing Series. Crane Cams, founded in 1953 has become legendary for its' powerful precision ground cams, innovative valve train components and technically advanced ignition systems

"We have been looking to expand our presence in the road racing and club racing community and we feel that the V8 StockCar Series is an excellent vehicle for that purpose as they compete mainly with the big, booming American V8's that we love," stated Terry Johnson, Crane's Ignition Product Manager. Johnson went on to say that, "Crane has the right products, technical expertise, and product support to provide V8 competitors with the power and reliability they need."

V8 StockCar President Lee Arnold stated that "We are thrilled that Crane Cams, one of the great names in motorsports, has elected to partner with us, we look forward to growing the series and this partnership certainly affords us a great opportunity."

In addition to Championship Rings for each class champion and significant contingency payments, eligible competitors will have access to some of the best technical support the industry has to offer.

The V8 StockCar Road Racing Series is a touring, points championship series for fast, high horsepower stock cars and GT machines. The series debuted in 2004 at Virginia International Raceway and 2012 will mark the ninth year for the series. The V8 series has four classes of cars that compete on some of the nations most challenging road courses, including, Sebring, Palm Beach, Carolina Motorsports Park, Daytona, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami, Roebling Road and Road Atlanta. The V8 Series had a support race for ARCA at PBIR in 2010 and at VIR with Grand Am and Trans Am in 2011.

This year there is an eight race weekend schedule that kicks off February 11-12 at historic Sebring International Raceway with the Central Florida Region SCCA and the European Nordic Camaro Cup. The following weekend the series will move to Palm Beach International Raceway with the Historic SportsCar Racing Association. These two events will be known as the "V8 Winter Heat" and the top points earner in all classes will take home the Winter Heat trophy. The series will visit other great race tracks around the southeast and in November the series will conclude at Road Atlanta with the American Road Race of Champions presented by GrassRoots Motorsports Magazine, where the series champions will be crowned.

The Four V8 Stock Car Classes Are:

V8GT-1: The sophisticated SCCA GT-1 types and similar that make up to 800 horsepower and can hit 200 mph at Daytona

V8GT-2: Mostly racers built from production cars, including Corvette's, Vipers, Panoz, BMW, Porsche, plus the tube frame SCCA GT2's

V8SPO: Ex Nascar Cup & Nationwide types plus the super late models often seen on short tracks around the country

V8GTA: SCCA GTA types and late model tube frame stock cars with about 500 HP that weigh about 2800 pounds with driver

For more information on the the V8 StockCar Series check out www.V8stockcar.com.

To learn more about Crane Cams fine line of performance products, visit www.cranecams.com.