Michigan: Ryan Crane preview

Ryan Crane Preps for Second ARCA RE/MAX Series Start at Michigan Panama City, FL 6/8/09- ust a few months ago Panama City, Florida native Ryan Crane was making his ARCA RE/MAX series debut at the famed Rockingham Speedway. Now Crane will double...

Ryan Crane Preps for Second ARCA RE/MAX Series Start at Michigan

Panama City, FL 6/8/09- ust a few months ago Panama City, Florida native Ryan Crane was making his ARCA RE/MAX series debut at the famed Rockingham Speedway. Now Crane will double the pleasure and double the fun by making his second series start for car owner ames Finch at the Michigan Int'l Speedway (MIS) in the Racing for Wildlife 200 on Friday une 12th. The two mile track at Michigan will mark the largest in size the youngster has ever competed on but that doesn't seem to faze Crane or car owner ames Finch one bit.

"We came out of Rockingham pretty well not to have ever raced these types of race cars before. I did have a few rookie mistakes but that's all part of gaining experience, I suppose, and that's one of the main reasons we wanted to go to Michigan was to gain experience on a bigger track. With the Phoenix Racing team already there with the cup car all weekend it was the logical decision to make Michigan our next race," said Crane.

The #51 team will also be hitting the high banks of Michigan with a different car compared to the one Crane piloted in his series debut. A black Dodge Charger that the team has high hopes of producing a better finish will be on track and that thought alone has Ryan eager to hit the track.

"The guys from Phoenix Racing say this car will be better than the one we took to Rockingham and I was pretty happy with the piece we had there so if they say this one is better it could be a real good weekend for us," added Crane.

Since Crane's eighth place finish at Rockingham, Ryan Crane racing made the decision to scale back the super late model program a bit to focus more towards the ARCA program. Ryan Crane fans need not worry because plans are still in place for him to make several "big show starts" including the All-American 400, Winchester 400, and most importantly the Snowball Derby weekend at his home track of Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida.

The Racing for Wildlife 200 kicks off Thursday morning at MIS with practice from 10am-12noon followed by qualifying at 3pm. The following day the start of the 200 lap event which will be televised live on Speed Channel will go green at 5pm.

-credit: ryancrane10.com

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