On The Track

Derek Crane


Derek Crane

Waukegan, IL

My name is Derek and I am a 3rd generation dirt track racer. My Great Uncle started racing in the late
1950's and it’s been a family tradition ever since.

Our family has been using Champion products since the 1950’s.

Our division is Wisconsin Wingless Sprint Series with a crate 604 engine. 2018 will be our third
year in the WWSS.

Biggest triumphs:
2016 All-Star Sprint Tour and World of Outlaws support class Feature Winner
2016 IRA and Wilmot Raceway Rookie of the Year
2016 3rd place in WWSS points
2017 5th place in WWSS points
5 Feature Wins, 8 Heat Race Wins, and 30 Top 10’s.

Biggest challenges:
Holding our team’s high standards of sportsmanship after our car wrecked at the 2017
Pepsi Nationals.
Our 2017 season was plagued with bad luck, but both cars finished in the Top 10 in

Racing drives me to excel in all areas of my life.
Champion Spark Plugs will benefit greatly from this partnership with our teams high expectation of
sportsmanship on and off the track and quality in performance parts. Champion’s name will be
represented positively and respectfully.
See You In Victory Lane!