New Website For Crate Racers

17, a new website for crate racing enthusiasts, went live on April 1.

“We are the one online resource for the crate racing industry,” founder Kate Dillon said. “We focus on crate racing tech, news, racing schedules, series information with rules and profiles, along with our newest addition – our online store full of products just for crates.”

The site features a forum where racers can ask questions that are answered by industry experts. These include the two largest crate engine rebuilders in the nation; Steve Hendren and Brad Hibbard, chassis experts Jim Bernheisel and Jeff Smith and shock experts Mike Farr and Gary Winger. In addition, there is an entire Tech section with articles covering many different elements. The site also highlights new products on the market and features general information articles.

The comprehensive racing schedule lists races throughout the U.S. and Canada, with both asphalt and dirt events listed.

“For Crate Insider, the unifying aspect is the engine, not the surface or car type. At the beginning of the season, our schedule included over 1400 events,” Dillon said. The series information section includes profiles and rules of more than 60 series that run or allow crate engines.

Crate Insider’s online store also sets it apart from other sites. “We talk about so many products on the site that it is natural that people ask where to buy them or we get messages that they want to buy the products from us,” Dillon said. “We just opened the store 3 weeks ago and it has really taken off. Everything in our store is meant to help guys running a crate program.”

Visit Crate Insider at

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