(TOLEDO, Ohio) – Officials from the Automobile Racing Club of America and Crane Cams have announced that Crane Cams has renewed its contingency sponsorship within the ARCA Performance Partners Program for 2011.
“We couldn’t be more pleased than to welcome Crane Cams back to the ARCA family of Performance Partners sponsors,” said Mark Gundrum, vice president of marketing and communications for ARCA.
Crane Cams returns to the ARCA Performance Partners Program as a contingency sponsor and will offer a cash awards program for teams displaying the Crane Cams decal on the front fenders of cars, and using identified Crane Cams products. In addition to the per-race awards, Crane Cams is posting a pair of $5,000 year-end cash awards for both a team and the team’s engine builder. These post-season bonus awards are among the largest offered through the Performance Partners Program.
“We are excited about our 2011 partnership with ARCA and working with all of the teams,” said Allan Bechtloff, director of oval track performance for Crane Cams. “Our product offerings are used widely with many engine builders and teams here, and the contingency postings will reward them for that. But it will be a battle, with so many high caliber teams, which is one more reason this series is so popular.”
Crane Cams has been manufacturing high-performance aftermarket parts since the 1950s, and has been a major force in motorsports. Whether it’s circle track, drag racing, or dirt track racing, Crane Cams has been providing engine technology to winning teams for more than six decades.
More information about Crane Cams is available at CraneCams.com.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards opens its 59th season of competition in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 on February 12 at Daytona International Speedway. The 80-lap, 200-mile race – the first of 19 races for the developmental stock car tour in 2011 – will air live on SPEED.
The complete 2011 event schedule is available at ARCARacing.com.
The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned an ARCA national champion each year since its inaugural season in 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 28 states since its inception. The series tests the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, annually visiting tracks ranging from 0.4 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course.
Founded by John Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in two professional touring series and local weekly events.