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Crane Cams V8 StockCar at the ARRC by GrassRoots Motorsports

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:06 am
by Bosco
Every single year since its' inception in 2004, the Crane Cams V8 StockCar Series has concluded its' schedule, and crowned its' champions at the American Road Race of Champions presented by GRASSROOTS MOTORSPORTS MAGAZINE.

The Crane Cams V8 Series is a touring points championship road racing series for high horsepower stock cars and GT machines. The Series races with SCCA and others at some of the finest and most famous road course tracks in the United States. The ARRC presented by GRASSROOTS MOTORSPORT MAGAZINE is certainly one of the most prestigious club racing events held in North America. The ARRC draws competitors from all over the country and a few from around the globe.

The Crane Cams V8 Series has four classes of exciting purpose built race cars with the fastest being the PORTERFIELD ENTERPRISES V8 GT-1 machines. These cars are similar and often identical to the Trans Am cars with their 800 plus horsepower motors, sophisticated suspension components, highly engineered gearboxes and downforce bodies. These car weigh only about 2800 pounds with driver and when matched with their powerful Nascar bred engines and fourteen inch wide rubber they provide shocking speed, incredible sounds, and pulse quickening excitement whenever they hit the track.

The LG MOTORSPORTS V8 GT-2 class is a blend of race cars including the highly modified stock chassis cars such as the C5 and C6 Corvette's that inhabit the SCCA STO class, the ex Grand Am Koni and Continental cars, as well as the purpose built tube frame SCCA GT-2 types. These cars also have quite sophisticated suspensions, high dollar braking systems, lightweight modular wheels and sticky rubber. Most have between 350-450 horsepower and are fully capable of hitting 160 mph down Road Atlanta's long back straight.

The V8 Series has two classes of stock cars, the quickest of the two being the PITBOXES.COM V8 SPO cars. These are the ex Nascar Cup, Nationwide, and ARCA type stock cars with more than 800 horsepower and a race weight of 3400 pounds. Also eligible for the class are the late model stock cars often raced on short tracks around the country every weekend. These are about 2800 pounds with driver, with motors that are bit more restricted, to around 650 horsepower. The lighter weight keeps them competitive with the more powerful but heavier stockers.

In the great "bang for the buck" category are the HOWE RACING ENTERPRISES V8 GTA cars. These are 2800 pound with driver, purpose built tube frame stock cars with motors making around 500 horsepower. These cars use components that are off the shelf type from the circle track suppliers, which makes great value for the racer. The V8 GTA's race on spec 10 inch wide stock car rubber that is very affordable yet delivers impressive grip. These well built, safe race cars are capable of lapping Road Atlanta in 1:28 and hitting 160 m.p.h. down the back straight.

Some of the series veterans who are expected to compete at the ARRC are: Simon Gregg (V8 GT-1 Corvette), Charles Wicht (V8 GT-1 Corvette), Lee Arnold (V8 SPO Impala), Cameron Lawrence ( V8 GTA Impala), Bobby Kennedy (V8 GTA Ford Taurus), Randy Walker (V8 GTA Camaro), Mickey Wright (V8 SPO Ford Fusion), Bob Mayer (V8 GT2 Corvette), Nick Hazelwood (V8 GT2 Corvette), Jeff Dernehl (V8 GT2 Mazda RX7), Bob Monette (V8 GT-1 Camaro), Zach Monette (V8 GT-1 Mustang) Paige Monette Alexander (V8 GT-1 Corvette), road racing Icon Gene Felton (V8 GT-1 Nova), Butch Kummer (V8 GTA Monte Grand Prix), Randy Haney (V8 GTA Monte Carlo), Preston Fowler (V8 GTA Grand Prix), Bob Davis (V8 GTA Monte Carlo), Randy Gay (V8 GTA Monte Carlo), Marshall McLeod (V8 GTA Monte Carlo) and a host of others.

In the battle for the V8 Series class championships, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida's Simon Gregg leads the Porterfield Enterprises V8 GT-1 class in his Derhaag Motorsports prepped C6 Corvette. Charles Wicht of Big Pine Key, Florida is right on Gregg's heels in his Rocketsports built C6 Corvette. In fact, Wicht handed Gregg his only loss this year in V8 action at Palm Beach, where the duo split the two races. Both driver's are sons of racers, with Gregg of course, being the son of the famous IMSA Camel GT and Trans Am driver, Peter Gregg and Wicht, the son of Al Wicht, a veteran independent IMSA Camel GT and SCCA racer. Simon Gregg has had his best year in racing in 2012 and also leads the points in the SCCA Trans Am Series. Gregg's Jim Derhaag built and prepped racer has completed an unheard of seventy two straight races without a DNF.

While they might not figure in the final points battle for the V8 GT-1 championship, the "Racing Monette's" will enhance the competition and challenge for podiums. Zach Monette and his super fast Mustang on his home track can be something diabolical and he will give Gregg and Wicht a battle. Sister Paige Monette Alexander showed real speed at Charlotte and should contend for a podium spot, as well as patriarch, dad, Bob Monette in his Camaro. The Monette racing fleet is prepped in house by the very capable Rick Peters which also includes the Corvette of Mike Kelly.

Former Grand Am Rolex GT competitor Keith Goldin leads the V8 GT-2 points battle, but newcomer Nick Hazelwood could surprise in his CrossRoads Motorsports prepped C6 Corvette and steal the crown. Former ARRC champ Jerry Onks (Corvette Z06) from Murfreesboro, Tennessee is always fast at Road Atlanta and will be a favorite again to take the ARRC race. With two wins at the SARRC Invitational Challenge, Hazelwood put himself in position to challenge for the Champions ring with 72 points still available to the winners at the ARRC. With three time V8 GT-2 champ Bob Mayer not competing this year, the class will get its' second champion ever. LG MOTORSPORTS V8 GT-2 is the series newest class, which was added in 2009.

Mickey Wright's (Competition 101 Ford Fusion) consistency has paid dividends and she has a comfortable lead in the PITBOXES.COM V8 SPO class. If Wright finishes both races at the ARRC she will be difficult to unseat. Should Wright falter, Tad Segars and Bob Mitten are close enough to strike gold.

In the HOWE RACING V8 GTA class, young Cameron Lawrence leads in his Regal Boats Impala, but former Nascar Craftsman Truck racer Ricky Sanders and former V8 GTA champ Randy Walker are well within striking distance. Lawrence will also compete this weekend in the SCCA Trans Am races in the TA2 class. Eighteen year old Bobby Kennedy has spent most of the year racing in the V8 GT-1 class in a Camaro, but will be in his dad, Squeak Kennedy's ride for the ARRC. The car is the former Tommy "Hollywood" Graham Ford Taurus. The car is fast and so is the kid, look for Kennedy to challenge for the ARRC race win. In his 2012 return to action, Butch Kummer gave a sterling performance at Charlotte in August, finishing a strong second to Ricky Sanders on Sunday. Kummer will be on his home track at Road Atlanta and will surely contend for a podium.

The Crane Cams V8 StockCar Series wishes to thank the Atlanta Region SCCA, the ARRC Committee and GrassRoots Motorsports Magazine for hosting one of the coolest road racing events in this country. We are proud to be a part of the action.

The Series also thanks its' partners for their continued support and they are: Crane Cams, 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

Re: Crane Cams V8 StockCar at the ARRC by GrassRoots Motorsp

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:24 pm
by V8stockcar
List of CCV8SC ARRC class winners:
2004 Gene Felton
2005 Bill Smith
2006 Gene Felton V8GN - Jeff Emery V8GT1 - Bill Smith V8SC - Bryan Dobyns V8LM
2007 Jeff Emery V8GT1 - Scott Murphy V8SPO - Bryan Dobyns V8GTA
2008 Kerry Alexarder V8GT1 - Paul Breehne V8SPO - Ron Fariss V8GTA
2009 Simon Gregg V8GT1 - Paul Breehne V8SPO - Bob Stretch V8GTA - Chris Ingle V8GT2
2010 Dave Machavern V8GT1 - Jerry Onks V8GT2 - Larry Hoopaugh V8SPO - Kurt Roehrig V8GTA
2011 Simon Gregg V8GT1 - Bob Mayer V8GT2 - Grant Leadbetter V8SPO - Randy Walker V8GTA

Re: Crane Cams V8 StockCar at the ARRC by GrassRoots Motorsp

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:02 am
by V8stockcar
Thurday, Nov. 1, 2012
7:00am - 9:00pm Move In
7:00am - 12:00pm Registration Test Day
8:15am Drivers’ Meeting for Road Atlanta Test Day
9:00am Test Day
6:00pm - 9:00pm ARRC Registration
7:00pm - 10:00pm Tech

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012
7:00am - 1:00pm Registration
7:15am Tech
8:00am 15 Minute Qualifying Groups 1 thru 8 consecutively
Qualifying 3 (V8GT2)
Qualifying 6 (V8GT1 V8SPO V8GTA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch/Drivers Meeting
6 lap V8Stockcar Race 1 (V8GT2)
6 lap V8Stockcar Race 1 (V8GT1 V8SPO V8GTA)
6:00 Social at the Chalet

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
8:00am Green Course
10:00am 20 lap ARRC/V8Stockcar race 2 (V8GT2)
1:40pm 20 lap ARRC/V8Stockcar race 6 (V8GT1 V8SPO V8GTA)
2012 ARRC by GRM, V8 Stock Car Championship Awards presentation at the Chalet during dinner.


Notes: All times are approximate
(V8GT2) is SCCA race group 3
(V8GT1 V8SPO V8GTA) is SCCA race group 6

Re: Crane Cams V8 StockCar at the ARRC by GrassRoots Motorsp

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:23 am
by V8stockcar
Top 5 in CCV8SC class standings going into the RA Championships!

Porterfield Enterprises V8 GT-1
1.Gregg , Simon V8GT1 140
2.Wicht , Charles V8GT1 129
3.Vento , Juan V8GT1 074
4.Davis , Mark V8GT1 071
5.Webb , Ray V8GT1 067


LG Motorsports V8 GT-2
1.Golden , Keith V8GT2 81
2.Mcgavic , Bill V8GT2 076
3.Wilding , Ernest V8GT2 53
4.Barefoot , Miles V8GT2 50
5.Rodholm , Charles V8GT2 049

PitBoxes.com V8 SPO
1.Wright , Micky V8SPO 121
2.Segars , Tad V8SPO 098
3.Mitten , Bob V8SPO 96
3.Hoopaugh , Larry V8SPO 96
4.Breehne , Paul V8SPO 78


Howe Racing V8 GTA
1.Lawrence , Cameron V8GTA 140
2.Sanders , Ricky V8GTA 129
3.Walker , Randy V8GTA 125
4.Reuse , Roger V8GTA 87
5.Kummer , Butch V8GTA 62

Full CCV8SC standings list:
http://www.v8stockcar.com/standings/standings.php

Re: Crane Cams V8 StockCar at the ARRC by GrassRoots Motorsp

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:44 am
by V8stockcar
ARRC/V8Stockcar pre entries

0 Arnold, Lee SPO 2010 Chevrolet Impala V8Stockcar.com Naples, FL
3 Mitten, Robert SPO 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo V8Stockcar.com Fort Lauderdale, FL
01 Hazelwood, Nick V8 GT-2/ SCCA STO 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Z06 CrossRoads Motorsports Alpharetta, GA
03 Walker, Randy GTA 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Walker Properties Lexington, KY
04 Roehrig, J. Kurt GTA 2012 Chevrolet CAMARO ROEHRIG ENDERS SUSPENSION Lexington, NC
07 Block, David GT-2 2006 Porsche 997 Gates Mills, OH

09 Josip, Cermin GT-2 2009 Porsche Gt3 cup Viztek Raleigh, NC
6 Wright, Mary SPO 2008 Ford Fusion competition 101 Driver Development Saint Petersburg, FL
7 Kennedy, Bobby GTA 2003 Ford Taurus V8 StockCar.com Holly Hill, FL
10 Gay, Randy GTA 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SalonSurrealAugusta.com Grovetown, GA
11 Segars, Tad SPO Pontiac Grand Prix Kimrey Racing and Smith Living Hilton Head Island, SC
17 Mcleod, Marshall GTA 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo McLeod Race Prep Raleigh, NC
19 Sanders, Ricky GTA 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Pitboxes.com/Racetrailersales.com Stockbridge, GA
20 Moseley, Charlie V8 GT-1/SCCA SPO Chevrolet Corvette Nashville, TN
22 Hund, Tim V8 GT-2 / SCCA STO 2004 Dodge Viper Old Dominion Metals Norfolk, VA
25 Kelly, Mike GT-1 2010 Chevrolet C6R OPTECH/Monette Racing Group Milton, Ga
26 Lawrence, Cameron GTA 2000 Chevrolet Impala SS Regal Boats Windermere, FL
29 Shields, Kyle SPO 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Shields Consulting Inc. Dacula, GA
32 Haney, Randy GTA 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Victory Signs Alto, GA
33 Vincion, Barry V8 GT-2 /SCCA STO 1996 Chevrolet Corvette VincionMotorsports- Vettesport/Run Cool Hood louvers/Stable Imaging Murfreesboro, TN
34 Fowler, Preston GTA 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix FASTRacing Atlanta, GA
35 Monette, Bob GT-1 2000 Jaguar XKR OPTECH Milton, GA
35 Monette, Bailey GT-2 2002 Panoz Esperante GTS Optech Milton, GA
39 Copeland, Eugene GTA 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Tuscaloosa, AL
46 Werth, Jeffrey /V8 GT-2/ SCCA AS 1992 Chevrolet Camaro Hoosier/OG Racing/WRE LLC/Advanced Engine Concepts, Inc Silver Spring, MD
50 Leadbetter, Grant SPO 2005 Dodge Charger Allied Steel/Red Cactus Salsa Atlanta, GA
57 Kummer, Butch GTA 2002 Chevrolet Monte Cuervo BK Racing Woodstock, GA
59 Gregg, Simon GT-1 2010 Chev. Corvette Corvette Derhaag Motorsports Ponte Vedra Beach, fl
63 Attaway, Michael GTA 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Homer, GA
71 Henriksen, AJ SPO 2007 Chevrolet Impala anchor bolt & screw Elgin, IL
75 Wicht, Charles GT-1 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Crystal Clear Pools / All-Safe Pools Barriers V8-Stockcar Big Pine Key, FL
77 Vandiver, Joel V8 GT-2/ SCCAITO 2008 Dodge Challenger Razors Edge , Injected Engineering Cornelia, GA
79 Davis, Bob GTA 2008 Chevrolet Monte Carlo AQUA PROS POOLS AND SPAS Thaxton, VA
96 Onks, Jerry V8 GT-2/ SCCA STO 2007 Chevrolet CorvetteZ06 Wilwood Brakes/VetteSport/Hoosier Tire/VanSteel Murfreesboro, TN
96 Felton, Gene V8 GT-1/SCCA SPO 1980 Chevrolet Nova gene felton restorations Roswell, GA
97 Olson, Ken V8 GT-1/SCCA SPO 2005 Panoz GTS Arcane Racing Knoxville, TN
99 Monette, Zachary GT-1 2010 Ford Mustang OPTECH/Dos Margueritos Restaurants Milton, GA

Re: Crane Cams V8 StockCar at the ARRC by GrassRoots Motorsp

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:20 pm
by V8stockcar
Road Atlanta V8Stockcar Race 15 Class Winers

Porterfield Enterprises V8 GT-1
Simon Gregg
Chevrolet Corvette

LG Motorsports V8 GT-2
Randy Kinsland
Chevrolet Corvette

PitBoxes.com V8 SPO
Bob Mitten
Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Howe Racing V8 GTA
Cameron Lawrence
Chevrolet Impala SS


Crane Cams V8Stockcar Road Atlanta Race 15 Results 2012
Pos No. Name V8 Class
1. 59 Simon Gregg - V8GT1 - Corvette
2. 3 Robert Mitten - V8SPO - Monte Carlo
3. 0 Lee Arnold - V8SPO - Impala SS
4. 26 Cameron Lawrence - V8GTA - Impala SS
5. 29 Kyle Shields - V8SPO - Monte Carlo
6. 50 Grant Leadbetter - V8SPO - Charger
7. 03 Randy Walker - V8GTA - Camaro
8. 35 Bob Monette - V8GT1 - Jaguar
9. 7 Bobby Kennedy - V8GTA - Taurus
10. 32 Randy Haney - V8GTA - Camaro
11. 63 Michael Attaway - V8GTA - Grand Prix
12. 97 Ken Olson - V8GT1 - Panoz GTS
13. 34 Preston Fowler - V8GTA - Grand Prix
14. 71 AJ Henriksen - V8SPO - Impala SS
15. 11 Tad Segars - V8SPO - Grand Prix
16. 39 Eugene Copeland - V8GTA - Monte Carlo
17. 57 Butch Kummer - V8GTA - Monte Carlo
18. 6 Mary Wright - V8SPO - Fusion
19. 17 Marshall Mcleod - V8GTA - Monte Carlo
20. 99 Zachary Monette - V8GT1 - Mustang
21. 98 Stuart Lycett - V8SPO - Mustang
22. 96 Gene Felton - V8GT1 - Nova DNS
23. 25 Mike Kelly - V8GT1 - Corvette DNS
24, 75 Charles Wicht - V8GT1 - Corvette DNS
25. 33 Rich Koehler - V8GT1 - Impala SS DNS
26. 00 Mike Wilson - V8GTA - Monte Carlo DNS

Pos No. Name V8GT2

1. 4 Randy Kinsland - Corvette
2. 01 Nick Hazelwood - Corvette
3. 22 Tim Hund - Viper
4. 33 Barry Vincion - Corvette
5. 96 Jerry Onks - Corvette
6. 77 Joel Vandiver - Challenger
7. 46 Jeffrey Werth - Camaro
8. 8 Jim Taggart - Lotus
9. 12 Thomas Brooks - Corvette
10. 97 Ken Olson - Panoz GTS
11. 09 Cermin Josip - Porsche
12. 31 Dainton Brooks - Mustang
13. 07 David Block - Porsche
14. 89 William Stewart - Mazda
15. 3 Christian Shipp - Mazda

Re: Crane Cams V8 StockCar at the ARRC by GrassRoots Motorsp

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:46 pm
by V8stockcar
Crane Cams V8Stockcar Championship @ Road Atlanta Race 16 Class Winners

Porterfield Enterprises V8 GT-1
Simon Gregg
Chevrolet Corvette

LG Motorsports V8 GT-2
Randy Kinsland
Chevrolet Corvette

PitBoxes.com V8 SPO
Bob Mitten
Chevrolet Monte Carlo


Howe Racing V8 GTA
Cameron Lawrence
Chevrolet Impala SS

Crane Cams V8Stockcar Road Atlanta Race 16 Results 2012

Pos No. Name V8 Class
1. 59 Simon Gregg - V8GT1 - Corvette
2. 3 Robert Mitten - V8SPO - Monte Carlo
3. 50 Grant Leadbetter - V8SPO - Charger
4. 0 Lee Arnold - V8SPO - Impala SS
5. 26 Cameron Lawrence - V8GTA - Impala SS
6. 29 Kyle Shields - V8SPO - Monte Carlo
7. 03 Randy Walker - V8GTA - Camaro
8. 33 Richard Koehler - V8SPO - Impala SS
9. 7 Bobby Kennedy - V8GTA - Taurus
10. 57 Butch Kummer - V8GTA - Monte Carlo
11. 71 AJ Henriksen - V8SPO - Impala SS
12. 17 Marshall Mcleod - V8GTA - Monte Carlo
13. 32 Randy Haney - V8GTA - Camaro
14. 11 Tad Segars - V8SPO - Grand Prix
15. 34 Preston Fowler - V8GTA - Grand Prix
16. 39 Eugene Copeland - V8GTA - Monte Carlo
17. 6 Mary Wright - V8SPO - Fusion
18. 97 Ken Olson - V8GT1 - Panoz GTS
19. 99 Zachary Monette - V8GT1 - Mustang
20. 35 Bob Monette - V8GT1 - Jaguar
21. 63 Michael Attaway - V8GTA - Monte Carlo
22. 65 Thomas Sheehan - V8GTA - Camaro DNF
23. 25 Mike Kelly - V8GT1 - Corvette DNF
24. 98 Stuart Lycett - V8SPO - Mustang DNF
25. 96 Gene Felton - V8GT1 - Nova DNS
26. 75 Charles Wicht - V8GT1 - Corvette DNS
27. 00 Mike Wilson - V8GTA - Monte Carlo DNS

Pos No. Name V8GT-2
1. 4 Randy Kinsland - Corvette
2. 01 Nick Hazelwood - Corvette
3. 12 Thomas Brooks - Corvette
4. 96 Jerry Onks - Corvette
5. 22 Tim Hund - Viper
6. 77 Joel Vandiver - Challenger
7. 8 Jim Taggart - Lotus
8. 09 Cermin Josip - Porsche
9. 97 Ken Olson - Panoz GTS
10. 33 Barry Vincion - Corvette
11. 31 Dainton Brooks - Mustang
12. 07 David Block - Porsche
13. 89 William Stewart - Mazda
14. 3 Christian Shipp - Mazda
15. 46 Jeffrey Werth - Camaro