Crane Cams Becomes Exclusive Ignition System of the ARCA Midwest Tour

January 10, 2012- The ARCA Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings has now partnered with Crane Cams to make Crane Cam Ignition systems the exclusive ignition systems of the ARCA Midwest Tour.

In an effort to maintain the highest level of competition, all ARCA Midwest Tour competitors will be mandated to run Crane Cams Ignition systems during all events of the 2013 season. Having one accepted ignition system will also expedite the tech process before and after the race events.

“This is something that has been in the works for some time. After working with Terry Johnson and seeing the Crane facility in Daytona Beach, it is amazing how much time goes into building and testing these ignitions,” commented ARCA Midwest Tour Tech Director Mike “Lumpy” Lemke. “It should be a winning deal for all teams on the Tour. Crane Cams understands the needs of short track teams and works to create products that suit those needs. The only ‘magic’ in the box is what Crane has put in there.”

The benefits offered to ARCA Midwest Tour competitors by the Crane Cams system are several. Crane Cams Ignition systems offer low amperage draw on the car with high output and no loss of output to the plug even when the battery goes down to 8v. All systems are sealed from vibrations and moisture to ensure the maximum lifespan. The adjustable and accurate rev limiter that is easy on the motor at max limit.

“We have worked with the Tour for several years now and have enjoyed the relationship with the series and race teams,” stated Terry Johnson, Crane Cams’ Ignition Products Manager. “Tim, Steve, and Lumpy have worked very hard to make the series affordable and competitive and we feel that the series is at a point of seeing tremendous growth in the coming years and we want to continue that solid partnership together.”

Crane Cams began in 1953 as Harvey J. Crane Jr. made his first camshaft in his father’s shop in Florida. The company grew and enjoyed its first success in the auto-racing world in 1961 when Pete Robinson won the NHRA Nationals in Indy. Today Crane Cams is proud to be a company that manufactures American-made products. Their priority is to make products that are designed, manufactured, machined, and assembled in America.

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To learn more about the Automobile Racing Club of America Midwest Tour, log on to For questions call the ARCA Midwest Tour office at (630) 212-6022 or Tim Olson at (612) 327-5831 or Steve Einhaus at (262) 729-4111 or e-mail Tim Olson at or Steve Einhaus at

Crane Cams was established in 1953.  Today, Crane has over 80,000 cam grinds, a complete race-proven valve train and ignition line, and a world class American manufacturing center at its disposal.  Learn more at or find us on Facebook.  

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards has crowned 30 ARCA national champions in 60 seasons since 1953, and has toured over 200 race tracks in 26 states since its inception. The series has tested the abilities of drivers and race teams over the most diverse schedule of stock car racing events in the world, visiting tracks ranging from 0.375 mile to 2.66 miles in length, on both paved and dirt surfaces as well as a left- and right-turn road course in its most recent season.

Founded by John and Mildred Marcum in 1953 in Toledo, Ohio, the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) is recognized among the leading sanctioning bodies in the country. Closing in on completing its sixth decade after hundreds of thousands of miles of racing, ARCA administers over 100 race events each season in four professional touring series and local weekly events.

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