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|Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:12 am Post subject: Crane Cams V8 StockCar Kicks off 2013 at Sebring
|The Crane Cams V8 StockCar 2013 Season kicks off this weekend, February 9 &10 at historic Sebring International Raceway . The V8 group will be competing with the Central Florida Region SCCA at their annual "Cabin Fever" Regional/SARRC event. The series will be celebrating ten years of big noise racing this season.
Some forty plus big bore race cars are expected, with good competition in all four V8 series classes. In the Porterfield Enterprises GT-1 class Trans Am and World Challenge veteran Charles Wicht will slug it out with ex IMSA Camel GT, Grand Am, Trans Am vet Jon "Chevy" Leavy and talented seventeen year old upstart Dillon Machavern. Wicht will be shoeing his Rocketsports Corvette which is fresh back from the shop of two time Trans Am Champ Tony Ave, where it received some damage repair plus the latest updates.
Chevy Leavy will be in his venerable Riley Camaro that ran away with race 12 last year at Homestead. Dillon Machavern will be in dad Dave's Riggins Engineering Falcon, a wicked fast racer with a nostalgic look to it. Machavern had a thrilling win over Trans Am Champ Simon Gregg at the SCCA National at Sebring last month.
Recent SCCA rules changes have insured a big and varied field of LG Motorsports GT-2 cars will be on hand including the Camaro's of Ricky Sanders and Randy Walker, the fast Mazda's of Keith Goldin, Richard Smith, and Chris Harris, the Trans Am 2 Impala of Cameron Lawrence, the Panoz GTS's of Mark Strong and Phil Lasco along with Ernest Wildings BMW M3, and Terry Taylor's Datsun 240Z. Probably one of the most interesting mix's of GT2's in a long while.
In the Howe Racing GTA class look for newcomers like David Alejandro, Larry Corwin and Gene Paul to take on veterans Chad Jorgensen, Hall Robertson and Bobby Kennedy.
The Pitboxes.com V8 SPO class will likely be contested between Tad Segars in his Smith Living/Kimrey Racing late model Grand Prix, Eric Servick in his ex Nascar Lumina, and Lee Arnold in his black late model Chevy Impala.
The series thanks its' partners who help make it happen; an they are:
Crane Cams, HSR, SCCA, Porterfield Enterprises, LG Motorsports, Howe Racing, PitBoxes.com, GoPro, RaceTalkRadio.com, Sunoco, Hoosier, Goodyear, FiveStar, RaceCar Engineering, RacingJunk.com, Roehrig-Enders, GrassRoots Motorsports Magazine