Great Lakes Crate Series
For those who may not be familiar, what are the basics of your series? (Car type, surface, engine, region)
We spent 2 years developing this series before launching it...looking at three main points....hardline approach to costs for the racers. hardline approach to developing relationships directly with fans. hardline approach to having fun!!! In racing for everyone.
Tell us how you came to found your series?
One of us was a track announcer for a local race track the other worked in the tech and pit area and saw the need for developing a series that controlled costs and where anyone could be competitive..not just those that could build a 20k-30k street stock. Our family have 2 generations before us that raced, we have lived racing in some form or another our entire lives even owned a speed shop for about 20 years. We have seen both sides and more of the racing industry throughout the years.
How do your rules align with other similar series?
We did our best but there are many differences....we wont to control costs more effectively over the long term of running in our series.
What has been the biggest challenge?
Developing the (we feel) correct rules package that we felt could keep in the mindset and intentions of crate racing.
What is the one thing that people misunderstand the most about your role as the Series Director?
You can never make everyone happy....its like being a politician....make 2 happy and make another angry...you can almost never find the perfect 100% solution that will make all parties happy.
What is your view/opinion of the future of Crate Racing?
I am 100% invested in it...we think crate racing is one of the best things to happen in a long long time.....costs have sky rocketed to the point that its just insane to stay competitive.....every one should have the chance at winning not just the select few.
To see more information about the Great Lake Crate Racing Series, you can check out their website