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Crate Racin’ USA Forms NeSmith Street Stock Tour
November 21, 2012
Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS, Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS, have all signed on for the 2013 season.
Crate Racin’ USA Forms NeSmith Street Stock Tour

Crate Racin’ USA, the sanctioning body for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, has announced the formation of the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division that incorporate a rules package that gives competitors a choice of either built engines and the economical Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine.
    
Three tracks currently involved with the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division will also run the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division in 2013, along with a newly formed independent Street Stock Touring Division that will run the rules package that is available for viewing at www.nesmithracing.com on the Weekly Racing Series website.
 
Jackson Motor Speedway in Jackson, MS, Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, MS, and Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS have all signed on with the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division for the 2013 season. Jackson Motor Speedway will combine their Pure Stock and Super Street Divisions into the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division. The number of tracks is expected to increase in the coming weeks.
 
The promoters of these three tracks are all in agreement that a common set of rules for Street Stocks is needed for several reason, and were happy to work with Crate Racin’ USA to make it happen.
    
The newly formed Mississippi Super Street Showdown Series will also align with the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division and adopt the rules package for the 2013 season. The Mississippi Super Street Showdown Series will be a Touring Division for 2013 directed by Michael Williams.

For more information about the Mississippi Super Street Showdown Series visit their website at www.mssuperstreetshowdown.com.

NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division competitors at sanctioned tracks will be eligible to compete for a National points fund, just as the weekly late model competitors do in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series. The point fund dollar amount will be announced by the first of the year, once the total number of tracks in the Division has been determined.

The NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division will give any track an opportunity to participate with a unified Street Stock rules package that will not eliminate a competitors’ current built engine, but will give the economical Chevrolet Performance Parts 602 Crate Engine a platform to compete on a level playing field.

The competitors in the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division will also receive the same national publicity that is given to those competitors in the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Model Division. The series will distribute a weekly press release featuring race winners, complete results, photos and point standings throughout the season through print media, the Internet, and social media.
    
The steel-head 350 horsepower Chevrolet Performance Parts 602 Crate Engine is built and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications and is readily available at NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA, for $3,195.00 with free next-day delivery anywhere in the Southeastern United States. To place an order call Tim Bland at 877/497-3624.
 
The NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division will give the Chevrolet Performance Parts 602 Crate Engine a 200-pound weight break, a bigger spoiler, and a four-barrel carburetor. Several drivers have already competed with the 602 engine with successful results.
 
Sims also said the same Certified NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Rebuilders will also be authorized to perform any needed repairs inside the sealing system and rebuilds for the Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engines used in the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division. A list of Certified Rebuilders is also available at www.nesmithracing.com.

For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com.