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    Posted: April.25.2012 at 4:53am

Crane Cams V8StockCar at Daytona presented by RaceCar Eng.

Just about every club racer I have met, at some point has dreamed about competing in the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The twice around the clock endurance race that traces its' origin back to the Daytona Continental first held in 1962, where Dan Gurney won in a Lotus 19 B. The quick thinking Gurney, who lost the motor with just minutes to go, parked the car high on the banking right in front of the flagstand and just let it roll down hill and across the finish line when the checker waved. For most, competing in the Rolex, where some of racings greatest names like Andretti, Foyt, Rodriquez, Donahue, Miles, Ruby, Redman, Gregg, Haywood, Ickx shined, will remain just that, a dream. But for a few, namely the Crane Cams V8 StockCar racers, they will get to live out their dream, flying around the banking on the 3.56 mile road course, and in some cases, even reaching speeds faster than their hero's.

The Crane Cams V8 StockCar racers will be competing with the Central Florida Region SCCA at their annual Daytona Classic on May 5&6. Nearly forty points chasing GT and StockCar racers are expected, including PorterField Enterprises V8 GT-1 points leader Simon Gregg in his Derhaag Motorsports Corvette., two time 2011 winner Charles Wicht in his Rocketsports chassis Corvette, four time class champion, Dave Machavern in his Riggins Engineering Falcon, Bill Riddell in the sister Riggins Falcon, former champ Jeff Emery in his fast winged Monte Carlo, Tom Keleher in his strong running Camaro, and former IMSA Camel GT winner Bob Borders in his Corvette, to name just a few in the V8 GT-1 class. The V8 GT-1 cars are basically the same as the SCCA Trans Am Series cars and at Daytona, the fastest can top 200 mph and cut laps around 1:47.

The Crane Cams V8 Series has three other classes of fast, high horsepower racers. In the LG Motorsports V8 GT2 class, Points leader Keith Goldin will be on hand in his Riggins Engineering built ex Grand Am Rolex GT Mazda RX8. Goldin is one of the lucky ones that has competed in the Rolex 24, driving the same car with brother Steve. Squeak Kennedy, driving the BEMCO Fabrication C6 Corvette will give Goldin a test. The V8 GT-2 cars are ex World Challenge, Rolex GT, SCCA GT-2 types and similar. The class is a mix of custom tube frame chassis and those built from factory cars. They are capable of hitting 180 mph at Daytona and running lap times under 2:00.

The PitBoxes.com V8 SPO class is comprised of ex Nascar Sprint Cup, Nationwide, ARCA, Hooters cars as well as the late model stock cars. The big ex Nascar and ARCA cars weigh 3400 pounds with driver and are allowed full cup motors making more than 800 horsepower. The much lighter late model types weigh in at about 2800 pounds and are limited to motors making about 650 horsepower. The formula works well and the two types are very, very close in performance. These car can hit 190 mph at Daytona and can cut lap times in the 1:53-1:56 range. Race winners in this class include former three time Nascar Goody's Dash Champ Larry Hoopaugh, ARCA & Grand Am competitor Bob Mitten, 2012 Crane Cams V8 Series class champ Paul Breehne and former champ Lee Arnold.

Just maybe the "best bang for the buck" or more aptly put, "the most speed for the buck" in road racing is found in the V8 GTA class. These are high performing, perimeter, tube frame stock cars weighing about 2800# with 500 horsepower. They utilize common and affordable short track stock car parts, and are riding on sticky but cheap ten inch wide stock car tires. These cars can be bought used in good condition for about twenty thousand dollars, yet they are capable of topping 180 mph at Daytona and running lap times in the 1:58-2:00 range. They feature safe, well designed and constructed chassis by some of the best car builers in the business. Look for 2011 champ Randy Walker, young Cameron Lawrence, Butch Kummer, Randy Gay, Hall Robertson and others to put on a show at Daytona.

The Crane Cams V8 StockCar Series wishes to thank the Central Florida Region SCCA and its staff for the great job they do hosting these events. CFR SCCA holds three race events at D.I.S. each year plus the April driver school and PDX.

The Crane Cams V8 StockCar Series wishes to thank its' partners for their support, and they are:
Crane Cams, SCCA, RaceCar Engineering,Porterfield Enterprises, LG Motorsports, Howe Racing, PitBoxes.com, GoPro, RaceTalkRadio.com, Sunoco, Hoosier, Goodyear, FiveStar, RacingJunk.com, Roehrig-Enders, GrassRoots Motorsports Magazine
 
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Entry list for May 5 - 6, 2012 SCCA/V8Stockcar Group 4

3  ASR  Jack Dunn  Orange 1991 Shelby Can Am  
4  SPO  Robert "Bosco" Logsdon  Yellow/Black 2010 Chevrolet Corvette  V8StockCar.com/BEMCO 
4  SPO  Squeak Kennedy  Yellow/Black 2010 Chevy Corvette  V8StockCar.co 
5  GTA  Chad Jorgensen  Red and white 1993 Olds Cutlass  V8 StockCar.com 
7  GT1  Ramin Cocoziello  White 2005 Chevy Corvette  Kennedy Kars 
8  GT1  Robert Borders  black 2002 chevy corvette  self 
9  GT1  Simon Gregg  orange 2005 Chev Corvette  Gregg Motorsports 
12  SPO  Tad Segars  blk/siver 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix  kimrey 
16  GT1  Tom Keleher  Silver 1995 Chevrolet Camaro  Bottlejack Racing Group 
17  SPO  William Thomas  blue/grey 1989 ford mustang  stork express 
19  GTA  Ricky Sanders  Black 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo  PITBOXES.COM/RACETRAILERSALES.COM 
20  SPO  Robert Mitten  orange 2006 Chevy Monte Carlo  V8Stockcar.com 
23  GTA  Cameron Lawrence  White 2000 Chevy Impala SS  Regal Boats 
25  SPO  Eric Servick  white and green 1994 lumina nascar  weather control a/c 
29  GTA  Randy Gay  white 2002 Dodge Intrepid  Taget / V8stockcar 
31  SPO  Henry Gilbert  White/Red 2004 Riley DP  Sports Car Driving Experience/Hooked on Driving/Gilbert Racing Series/Pirelli 
33  GT2  Terry Taylor  blue 1970 datsun 240z  made ya look racing/DAWSONS MOTORSPORTS/COMPETITION CLUTCH 
41  SPO  Richard Bates  silver 2012 Chevy Camero  Big Cypress Tiki Huts 
48  SPO  Bobby Kennedy  black 2011 Chevy camaro  Kennedy Kars/V8StockCar.com 
51  AS  Allen Bailey  White / Blue 1995 Ford Mustang  Bob's Speed Products 
56  ASR  Jim Clark  Red 1990 Shelby  Can-Am  JB Racing / Troysport 
57  GTA  Butch Kummer  Red 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo  B.K. Racing / Crane Cams / V8SC.com 
60  GT1  Robert McElheny  Red 1996 Chevrolet Camaro  Gator Ford 
62  GTA  Hall Robertson  White/Red 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo  Farner Barley Associates 
65  AS  Andrew Wilkin  Black/Silver 1983 Ford Mustang  Wilkin Performance Automotive 
68  GT3  Sid Collins  white 1972 Porsche 911  Troysport 
69  GT1  Raymond Webb  blue-orange 2004 Chevrolet corvette  Kenco Sign and Awning 
72  SPO  Mike Donohue  White/Blue 2001 Pontiac Gran Prix  Camelot Express Trucking 
74  GTA  Aj Henriksen  silver 2011 chevrolet camaro  engineered components/v8 stockcar series 
75  GT1  Charles Wicht  red/black 2010 Chevy C6 Corvette  ROLEX DEALERS of the KEYS/V8stockcar 
77  ASR  Sam Lockwood  White 2008 Diasio D962R / Mazda  Raceworks 
82  GT2  Ernest Wilding  Silver and Red 1995 BMW M-3  FAS Windows & Doors 
86  ITO  Beau Borders  Red 2005 Toyota Scion TC  LDP Motorsports LLC. 
88  GTA  Roger Reuse  Black/Orange 2010 Chevy Camaro  WCIParts.com 
89  GTA  Bobby Reuse  Black/Yellow 2010 Chevy Camaro  WCIParts.com 
90  SPO  Paul Breehne  Red 2010 Ford Mustang  RoushYates Performance Parts 
0  SPO  Ron Stanley  white/blue/red 2006 Dodge Charger  Pelican water 
01  SPO  Lee Arnold  Black 2010 Chevy Impala  V8Stockcar.com 
106  SPO  Mary Wright  Blue 2009 Ford Fusion  Competition 101 Driver Developement 
08  SPO  Keith Goldin  Black 2005 Mazda RX8  Goldin Brothers Racing 
157  SPO  Charles Lee  red 1957 chevy corvette  bob's speed products 
173  GT2  Mark Griffith  Orange 1973 Porsche 911 RSR  Troysport 
181  GTA  William Minnear  black/white yellow 2000 chevy monte carlo  leading edge 


 

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