SECA Adds Crate
Sportsman To 2015 Lineup
After thorough consideration and planning, (SECA) South
Eastern Crate Association is pleased to announce the
launch of a 2nd division for 2015. Crate Sportsman will be
added under the SECA umbrella of sanctioned divisions.
Crate Sportsman is a weekly division made up of stock
bodied cars, utilizing only the GM 602 crate motor (Part
#88958602). One set of unified rules will be utilized
across the sanctioned tracks opting to allow their drivers
to race for the 2015 SECA Crate Sportsman Championship.
In the past, the rules for crate sportsman have been
extremely close across each of these tracks. With just a
few minor alterations, we are confident that we have a
great rules package that will allow all crate sportsman
drivers to compete, without inquiring any additional
One of the key rule changes will be the 100lb weight break
for any driver that is competing with an engine that has
factory GM seals, or is sealed by a SECA certified builder
with SECA seals.
“The opportunity to unify local tracks with another
division is a blessing in itself. We have stated from the
beginning that our goal has been to unify the area. The
addition of the Crate Sportsman is another example of our
commitment to improving the sport by creating an
environment that allows neighboring tracks to work
together. It also gives us an opportunity to reach more
drivers, engine builders, and potential partners",
explained SECA's Jason Atkins.
SECA officials plan to meet with drivers, tracks, and
engine builders in the coming weeks to introduce to the
SECA Crate Sportsman program and field any questions those
teams may have heading into the 2015 racing season.
“We have been looking into this for two years now. After
lengthy discussion with several tracks and teams, we made
the decision to move forward with adding Crate Sportsman.
I have always been a fan of the division and I think that
the potential is unlimited with the class. I know that all
tracks do not currently run this division, but there isn’t
anyone that can deny its growth over the past few years",
stated SECA's Timmy Mcabee.
For more information about SECA, Crate Late Models, and
the introduction of the Crate Sportsman program, please
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