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Charles Darr #30

Full Name:    Charles Darr
Spouses Name:    Tina Darr
Children(name and ages):    Jordan    13
                                          Dyllan    12
                                          Adem    10
Hometown:   Mishawaka,  IN 
Reside In:     Garrett,  IN
What is your car number and why:    30,  As I was setting up my e-mail the
only address available was cdrmotorsports30 and when coupled with the fact that the
CRA Superseries car that I am crew chief on had my old number of 8 on it I knew that
I had to make a change.
Number of years in racing:    I am a third generation racer.  I grew up hanging
around the race shops of Donnie Kl and Bill Klotz with my uncles and always taking
in races with my father.  I started actively working on and driving race cars 15
years ago.
How did you get started in racing:   As I said before, I am third generation.  I
guess I was born in to it.  Growing up hearing the stories of the first Winchester
400 from my father, and the Dry Power 400's of the late 70's and early 80's I could
only avoid personal involvement for so long.
What classes of cars have you raced:  I started out in Limited Late Models which
depending on the track it was also a sportsman, street stock, and late model.  After
a bad wreck we had to step away for a few years only to build a new super late. 
While we were away from the driving we were still involved with setup and working on
many cars from street stock, late model, CR Supers.
Biggest win of your career:    My first win at Mottville.  Told me that I was
capable of doing this.
Worst wreck you have been in:    Baerfield 2002.  We left the track with what seemed
like a half a car and a bunch of cardboard boxes.
Favorite racing memory:    In 2000 Brian McFadden and I went to Indy for the truck
race on Wednesday, Busch Series on Thursday,Cup Qualifying on Friday morning, drove
back to South Bend to race  Friday night, repaired the car until 8 am Sat so it
could be ran Sat, drove back to Indy for the Brick Yard Saturday afternoon, went to
Anderson Saturday night, And drove back to Plymouth to race on Sunday.  What a great
and long weekend.
Favorite Track:    IRP, We have had alot of success setting up cars there, and how
prepared you are or how well the car runs in the shop, it can always change at the
Mottville coming in a close second.  Something about thoseFlat Tracks!!!
Who are your racing idols:    Mark Martin, he is a class act 100% of the time and
Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch for the way they give back to the sport at the grass
roots level.
Toughest track to race on:     Baerfield.  Can't quite figure that place out as a
driver!!
Is there anything about the sport that frustrates you:    The luck factor.  No
matter track.
What would you change about your local short track:   Fans in the stands.  Something
could be learned from the tracks in the south like Bowman Gray and Hickory on how to
promote the weekly racing.
What race do you look forward to the most:    The next one!!!!
With winter now here, what all do you do to the race car:    This year we are going
to start building a better motor program as well as new body panels.  We will also
change all the worn parts and upgrade the out dated parts as needed as well as
continue to stock pile spare parts for unforeseen mishaps like we had all of last
year.
What sponsors do you have:    This year we had Del Taco and Garrett Napa on board. 
We look forward to adding a few more partners to the list next year to go with these
two that have already committed to a larger role for the season to come.  As well as
our company CDR Enterprises.
Who helps work on and maintain the car:    It has been a tireless effort form all
involved,  Steve Darr, Nick Darr, Jeff Darr, Brian McFadden, Ed McFadden, and my son
Adem.  I also could not do this with out the support of my wife Tina.
If a youngster was wanting to get into racing, what advice would you give
them:    Run!!!  Just kidding.  Like everything else in life it takes hard work,
determination, and sacrifice.  You have to be willing to keep quiet and learn as
much as you can.  Always put your best foot forward and don't sweat the little
things.
Any other things that you want your fans to know about you:    I like to take
this opportunity to thank our fans at all the tracks, with out them we can't race
every week, and with out grass roots racing there is no racing.  Also our fans can
check us out on face book at CDR Enterprises and/or Charles Darr.  Thanks for every
ones support.

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