Champion Racing Association has announced that EDCO Welding & Hydraulics Service will expand its support of CRA in 2011 to include being the first ever Title Sponsor for the CRA Street Stocks. 2011 will be the seventh season of competition for the CRA Street Stocks with Champion Racing Association. The EDCO Welding CRA Street Stocks will have 10 to 12 events in 2011, at tracks such as Winchester Speedway, Anderson Speedway and Plymouth Speedway. The complete 2011 schedule for the Street Stocks will be released in the near future.
“We are very excited to have EDCO Welding as the Title Sponsor of our CRA Street Stocks for the 2011 season,” remarked R.J. Scott, Managing Partner of CRA. “We had been looking for the right company to support that series for several years and we have found that with EDCO Welding. We are looking forward to another very competitive year with this series, which always features some of the best racing in CRA each season.”
CRA officials have also announced that EDCO Welding will continue to be the sponsor of the EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier Award with the CRA Super Series North events for the upcoming 2011 racing season, which will be the 15th season of competition for the CRA Super Series, which began in 1997.
“We are very happy to expand our sponsorship with the CRA in 2011,” remarked EDCO Welding & Hydraulics proprietors Eddie and Donna Van Meter. “We have been involved with CRA as competitors for several seasons and look forward to continuing to have our company work with CRA through out the 2011 season with the Street Stocks and Super Series!”
Each event’s EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier will receive a $100 bonus from EDCO Welding, except for the EDCO Welding Fast Qualifier of the Redbud 300 and Winchester 400, at those events the bonus from EDCO Welding will be $200. In order to receive the bonus, each events fast qualifier must have EDCO Welding stickers properly placed on both sides of their racecar prior to making their qualifying attempt, if not, the bonus will be carried over to the next series event, doubling that events fast qualifier award.
EDCO Welding & Hydraulic Service has certified welding services for specialty machinery, prototypes, components, tolling and fixtures. Their capabilities include MIG & TIG welding as well as the capacity for large precision weldments. EDCO specializes in light gauge sheet metal fabrication, especially carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum sheet stock up to a quarter inch thick. They can also process thicker material, bar and tube stock and other material types and alloys as needed by the customer. EDCO Welding & Hydraulic Service is located at 3015 Chase Street in Indianapolis. They can be reached at 317-783-2323 or at their 24 Hour Service line at 317-513-1308. They can also be reached by e-mail at EDCOwelding@aol.com. More information is available on their web site at www.EDCOwelding.com.
Both Eddie Van Meter and14 year old son Billy will compete with CRA again during the 2011 season. Billy finished 10th in CRA Street Stocks points in 2010, he will compete with the CRA Street Stocks again in 2011 along with selected starts in the CRA Late Model Sportsman Series, with the possibility of some CRA Super Series starts late in the season. Eddie will compete in selected CRA Super Series events again in 2011. The Van Meter’s will also be the car owners for CRA Street Stock competitor Nick Moore in 2011, Moore was the Rookie of the Year with the Street Stocks in 2010 with a fourth place finish in series Drivers Points. Moore may also make some CRA Super Series starts later in the 2011 season.