The updated 2013 rules for all Crate Racin’ USA Divisions has been posted on the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series web site at www.nesmithracing.com. The updated rules are for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division, the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series, the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division.

The updated rules for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division and the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series are located on the Touring Division web site. The updated rules for the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division are on the Weekly Racing Series web site.

The biggest change in the 2013 rulebook for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division and the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series is that E85 Fuel will now be permitted for use in the Chevrolet Performance 604 and 602 Crate Engines. Due to exorbitant costs, VP CHP Racing Fuel will no longer be allowed after May 31.

Another change for the Weekly Racing Series is that there will be no Bonus Points awarded this season. This is due to the widening geographical area of NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series tracks.

All of the changes for the 2013 season for the two Crate Engine series are printed in red. The Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division are new sanctions under the Crate Racin’ USA umbrella for 2013. The point fund for the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division is also listed in the rules.

The rules on the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series web site also features a link where the rules and the body dimensions can be printed out in a pdf file format. The rules updates are effective immediately.

The next event on the 2013 schedule for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division will be on April 12-13 with the $5,000-to-win 3rd Annual Rumble On The Gumbo 75 at Greenville Speedway in Greenville, MS. There will also be an open practice session on April 11.

The Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series featuring dirt late models powered by the production-based $7,000 all-aluminum Chevrolet Performance CT525 Engine will begin its ten-race 2013 season with a double-racing weekend beginning on August 2 at Penton Raceway in Penton, AL, and on April 3 at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, AL.

The NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division will begin their respective 27-week seasons on March 25, and run through September 29. Drivers at the sanctioned weekly tracks throughout the country will compete against each other through a points system that will count their best 14 weekly point totals.

In both weekly series, drivers will compete for a track point fund and a National point fund that will pay back to the top ten drivers at the end of the season. The NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series National Champion will earn $10,000, and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division National Champion will earn $2,000.

Drivers in all of the Crate Racin’ USA series are encouraged to pre-register before the season begins to prevent any delays in the opening weeks of the season. Registration Forms and Membership information is located on the series web site.

There are Registration Forms are available on the web site for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series for those competing in the Touring Division and the Weekly Racing Series, as well as Registration Forms for the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series and the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division.

When Crate Racin’ USA officials have received the completed Registration Forms and the Membership Fees from competitors for the series they will be participating in, they will be sent a 2013 Membership Card for the appropriate series.

The dirt late model race cars in the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division and the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series are powered by the economical Chevrolet Performance Crate Engines that are built and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications.

There are two engines to choose from, the 400 horsepower aluminum-head Chevrolet Performance 604 engine and the 350 horsepower steel-head Chevrolet Performance 602 engine that gets a 100-pound weight break. The Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine is also used in the NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stock Division.

The Chevrolet Performance all-aluminum CT 525 Engine and the Chevrolet Performance 604 and 602 Crate Engines will be used in the Chevrolet Performance Super Late Model Series. All of these Chevrolet Performance Engines are in stock and on sale at discount prices through March 31 at NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA.

The aluminum-head Chevrolet Performance 604 Crate Engine is on sale for $4,995.00, the steel-head Chevrolet Performance 602 Crate Engine for $3,095.00, and the all-aluminum Chevrolet Performance CT 525 Engine for $6,995.00. A turn-key interchangeable Accessory Kit for the CT 525 is also available for an additional $2,259 that does not include carburetor, fuel pump, power steering pump, or headers.

There is also free next day delivery anywhere in the Southeast from NeSmith Chevrolet in Claxton, GA, the Nation’s number one GM Powertrain and Performance Dealer for six years running. To place an order call Tim Bland at 1-877-497-3624.

For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing. Becoming a fan of the NeSmith Racing Facebook page will make you eligible for special prizes that will be given away each month. You can follow us on Twitter @NeSmithRacing.

NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC of Claxton, GA is the Title Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. NeSmith Chevrolet, Buick, GMC is the nation’s number one GM Powertrain and Performance Dealer six years running, with free delivery anywhere in the Southeast. Chevrolet Performance Parts is an Official Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Hoosier Racing Tire is the Official Tire Sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Hedman Hedders is the Official Hedder of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series and the Hedman Husler Award sponsor. Bilstein Shocks is the Official Spec Shock of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. Old Man’s Garage is the sponsor of the NeSmith Chevrolet Old Man’s Garage Weekly Racing Series. RockAuto.com and VP Racing Fuels are Official Sponsors of the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series. NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Contingency Sponsors for 2013 are Dominator Race Products, Race Car Engineering, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Modern Images, Mike Custom Tanks, Shorty’s Shock Service, Schoenfeld Headers, J.T. Kerr Racing Equipment, Kinser Air Filters, AR Bodies, Velocita Racewear, and Performance Rod & Custom. 2013 Chassis Sponsors are Trak-Star Race Cars, Warrior Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, GRT Race Cars, TNT Race Cars, Stinger Race Cars, and CVR Race Cars.

by Roby Helm

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