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CT525 Crate Engine Banned From COMP Cams SMP Tour This Year

by Bobby Kimbrough on March 9, 2011

According to the official press release circulating yesterday, Officials of the COMP Cams Southern Modified Promotions (SMP) Series Presented by Racing Head Service will not allow the GM CT525 crate engine during either of the two scheduled speedweeks.

According to officials of the series, the decision to not allow the CT525 engine was based on the ability to tech these engines during the events. Lack of expertise and specialized tools were cited as being the key issues in making the decision.

Series officials told us that the sanctioning body will evaluate allowing the CT-525 crate engines again at the beginning of next season for the 2012 SMP Speedweek events.

For more information on the COMP Cams SMP Series presented by Racing Head Service, see the official press release below.

OFFICIAL COMP CAMS SMP PRESS RELEASE:

COMP Cams SMP Tour to Not Allow CT525 Engine

Sparta, Tennessee (03/08/11) – With both speedweeks for the 2011 COMP Cams SMP Series Presented By Racing Head Service continuing to draw near, the tour has announced that it will not be allowing the use of the CT525 engine in any of the events.  Series director, Michael Luna, comments, “Due to the technical knowledge and tools required to monitor the accuracy of these motors, we have decided to not allow the CT525 in any of the COMP Cams SMP sanctioned events.  We apologize for any inconveniences that this ruling may cause, and we look forward to seeing all competitors in action during the upcoming speedweeks.”

OFFICIAL COMP CAMS SMP PRESS RELEASE:

COMP Cams SMP Tour to Not Allow CT525 Engine

Sparta, Tennessee (03/08/11) – With both speedweeks for the 2011 COMP Cams SMP Series Presented By Racing Head Service continuing to draw near, the tour has announced that it will not be allowing the use of the CT525 engine in any of the events.  Series director, Michael Luna, comments, “Due to the technical knowledge and tools required to monitor the accuracy of these motors, we have decided to not allow the CT525 in any of the COMP Cams SMP sanctioned events.  We apologize for any inconveniences that this ruling may cause, and we look forward to seeing all competitors in action during the upcoming speedweeks.”

After an incredibly successful speedweek in 2011, which saw five different winners in five events as Allen Chickering claimed the title, the 2011 edition of the COMP Cams SMP Series has grown to include 16 events at 15 different tracks and two separate speedweeks.  A Longhorn Speedweek will be held in June and a Sooner Speedweek will be held in July this season.

The 1st Annual COMP Cams SMP Longhorn Speedweek opens on Sunday, June 5th at Paris Raceway Park (Paris, Texas).  Seven races later it will conclude at Cowtown Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas) on Saturday, June 11th.  The 1st Annual COMP Cams SMP Longhorn Speedweek includes the following dates:

1st Annual COMP Cams SMP Longhorn Speedweek

June 5th: Paris Raceway Park (Paris, Texas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
June 6th: Rose Bowl Speedway (Tyler, Texas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start

June 7th: TBA – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start

June 8th: Lake Country Speedway (Ardmore, Oklahoma) – $1,500 To win/$125 To Start
June 9th: 85 Speedway (Ennis, Texas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
June 10th: RPM Speedway (Crandall, Texas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
June 11th: Cowtown Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start

The 2nd Annual COMP Cams SMP Sooner Speedweek will be held Friday, July 15th – Saturday, July 23rd and features nine races in nine days.  All of the tracks from 2010 are back on the schedule plus the additions of Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas), Crawford County Speedway (Van Buren, Arkansas), and West Siloam Speedway (Colocord, Oklahoma).

2nd Annual COMP Cams SMP Sooner Speedweek

July 15th: Humboldt Speedway (Humboldt, Kansas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 16th: Brill Motor Speedway (Meeker, Oklahoma) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 17th: Creek County Speedway (Kellyville, Oklahoma) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 18th: Thunderbird Speedway (Muskogee, Oklahoma) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 19th: Crawford County Speedway (Van Buren, Arkansas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 20th: West Siloam Speedway (Colocord, Oklahoma) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 21st: Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kansas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 22nd: Caney Valley Speedway (Caney, Kansas) – $1,500 To Win/$125 To Start
July 23rd: Mid America Speedway (South Coffeyville, Kansas) – $2,000 To Win/$200 To Start

Sponsors are currently being finalized for the 2011 campaign.  Sponsors already on board for both Speedweeks include COMP Cams, Racing Head Service, Klotz, RacingJunk.com, and W.A.R. Shocks.

Interested sponsors can contact Michael Luna at 931-510-1482 or Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 for more information. Stay tuned to the  official internet home of the COMP Cams SMP Open Wheel Modified tour at www.SMPSeries.com for the latest news and information.

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