Calling All Legends Car Drivers: Crooks Racing Wants You  

Calling All Legends Car Drivers: Crooks Racing Wants You

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Some of the best current race car drivers came from the same place: Legends Cars. Joey Logano, Chase Elliott, Daniel Hemric, William Byron and more honed their skills in Legends Cars ranks before making the jump to Late Models or Stock Cars. Gary Crooks and Crooks Racing have recognized that, and now the team is putting out a call to action.

Crooks Racing is calling all Legends Car and any other drivers to send in their applications for the Short Track Auto Racing Tryouts, or STAR Tryouts for short.

“It seems like the ones that come out of Legends cars have better car control and a better feel,” said Crooks. “There’s a lot more finesse that’s being learned in Legends racing. That translates to being a really good Super Late Model driver. I know there’s a lot of talented kids in that arena that are looking for an avenue to move up.”

The STAR Tryouts will be a “gong-show” type of event. After the applications are reviewed, up to 12 drivers will be named as finalists at this year’s Performance Racing Industries trade show in Indianapolis this December. Those finalists will then have a chance to compete for one or two positions with Crooks Racing’s Super Late Model program for 2017.

The drivers will be judged on their abilities on the race track, but also off the track in the realm of media applications as well.

Upon completion of the event, Crooks Racing will announce a winner for the upcoming race season. The winner will receive a contract of a minimum of 20 races in a combination of the Super Late Model events, including but not limited to, PASS and the CARS Tour.

All applicants must be self-funded to take part in the STAR Tryout program.

Crooks Racing won seven races during the course of the last two seasons. The team finished second in the 2015 Snowball Derby, finished second in the 2015 Pro All-Stars Series South standings and won the 2015 Super Late Model World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing championship at New Smyrna Speedway.

Legends Car drivers, if you’re looking for the opportunity to move up to Late Model racing, this is your chance. Apply now. You could be celebrating Super Late Model wins soon with Crooks Racing.

For more information regarding the program, please reach out via email to [email protected]

– Crooks Racing Press Release