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Crane Cams Named Title Sponsor of V8 Stock Car Road Racing Series

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V8 StockCar President Lee Arnold stated, “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.”??

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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 nation’s most challenging road courses, including  Sebring, Palm Beach, Carolina Motorsports Park, Daytona, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Homestead-Miami, Roebling Road and Road Atlanta.

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. Crane Cams, founded in 1953, is recognized for its precision ground cams, valve train components and advanced ignition systems.

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“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 V8s that we love,” said Terry Johnson, Crane’s ignition product manager. “Crane has the right products, technical expertise, and product support to provide V8 competitors with the power and reliability they need.”??

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.

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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 Corvettes, Vipers, Panoz, BMW, Porsche, plus the tube frame SCCA GT2s;

V8SPO: Ex-NASCAR Cup and Nationwide types, plus the super late models often seen on short tracks around the country; and

V8GTA: SCCA GTA types and late model tube frame stock cars with about 500 horsepower that weigh about 2,800 pounds with driver.

For more information on the V8 StockCar Series check out www.V8stockcar.com.??To learn more about Crane Cams line of performance products, visit www.cranecams.com.

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