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 Posted: Friday Sep 24th, 2010 01:21 AM
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I just recieved this weeks issue of NSSN & on page 14 there is an article by Jim Thurman  "CAMRA Played Key Role In Open-Wheel Racing History". I don't know how to post the direct link to story so if someone knows how, please do.



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 Posted: Friday Sep 24th, 2010 02:05 AM
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It is a great article, I just read it myself. My memory fails me though. It states that at the end of CAMRA's campaign, CAMRA merge with the Washington Racing Association to become the short-lived USAC-Washington, bringing an end to a memorable chapter of supermodified racing. I think Curt was involved with the USAC deal. How long did that last? I remember some races at Evergreen and Tenino with some super quick Mods from Cali as well as here. Tony Simone is one name that stands out; wild, very wild racing. That is when I started calling supermods the worlds richest and fastest dart game. Very good article.

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 Posted: Friday Sep 24th, 2010 09:06 PM
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Would you like the short version or the long version Mike? lol.......I'll make it as short as possible.

In 1985 USAC came west and sanctioned supermodified racing with a national and regional series.....regional in Washington, Idaho, California & Utah. I was invited to a meeting at Rebel Sr's house and met with a guy from California named Dick Nichols. The USAC deal lasted 1985 & 1986. They convinced Rebel to shut down WRA and go with the USAC sanction. As far as the demise of CAMRA.....it very well could have happened at the same time. I'm not 100% sure. I was never directly involved with CAMRA. At the 1986 RPM meeting in Reno, Roger McCluskey announced that USAC would no longer continue with the sanction, without any prior conversation with any of the regions. This is when Ed and I started NSRA and it was initially strictly a supermodified deal. Anyway....that's what I know.....or remember.....I think........lol.  



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 Posted: Friday Sep 24th, 2010 11:32 PM
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As I remember, CAMRA and WRA basically merged to form USAC-Washington.  I remember getting a call from Rebel asking what I thought about joining USAC and later Dave Craver and I went back to Indy the week before the 500.  I don't remember that we did much business so it must have been a marketing trip.  Like Curt said, it ran for a couple of pretty successful years then USAC bailed and NSRA was formed.  The first couple of years with NSRA were probaby the most fun I've had doing anything involved with racing.   

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...must of been a marketing trip. LOL

I've done a few of those!



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Here's the link to the story:

http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/racing-history/camra-played-key-role-in-open-wheel-racing-history/


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