2015 Kalamazoo Speedway Rookie Class Sponsors Announced


2015 Kalamazoo Speedway Rookie Class Sponsors Announced

Kalamazoo Speedway is stepping up their game as they strive to attract Rookie Drivers to run in all of their classes. Five local racing affiliated businesses are stepping up to the plate to make it even more lucrative for new drivers or drivers who have been away for a few years, to try and tackle the high banks of the Zoo!   The five Rookie Class Sponsors are adding point money for the highest two finishing rookies as well as adding additional bonus money. Below is a list of the Rookie Class Sponsors for 2015 and what their program will consist of:

Outlaw Cyber Stock 2015 Rookie Sponsor: Perhaps one of the most recognizable drivers in the Cyber Stock Class is stepping up to support the class that he & his two sons participate in each week. United Collision Center in Wayland, owned by Jerry Jansen Jr and with his wife Vanessa, is the 2015 Rookie Sponsor. Jerry has captured the last two Cyber Stock Championships and his two sons, Jerry III and Kyle, are in hot pursuit to knock their dad off that podium. Jerry started both boys racing well before they had a driver’s license and wants to continue to see this trend follow. The Outlaw Cyber Rookie Program will include the following:

  • $150 bonus to the highest finishing rookie in the Outlaw Cyber Stock point standings
  • $100 bonus to the 2nd highest rookie in points
  • $100 bonus for any rookie for their first A Feature win
  • $25 bonus for any heat race win by a rookie for the entire 2015 season.
  • $100 bonus (for their first feature win) for any Outlaw Cyber Stock A Feature winner who has not won a Outlaw Cyber Stock feature at Kalamazoo Speedway from 2012 thru the present.

Mini Stock 2015 Rookie Sponsor: Kalamazoo Speedway would like to welcome Pro Automotive Services in Plainwell as the official Rookie Sponsor for the 2015 racing season.   Pro Automotive Services is a complete automotive repair facility owned by Donnie Brest & Jeff Meyer since 2009 (www.proautomotiveservicesllc.com).With the addition of the front wheel drive 4 cylinders cars allowed to race this year, the Mini Stock Class promises to be the class to watch in 2015. The guys at Pro Automotive believe that getting new youth involved in our sport is vital to the continued growth of short track racing & they are sponsoring the following programs:

  • The Pro Automotive Youth Performer Award will add $300 to the point fund for the top performing rookie driver (ages 14-21) in the Mini Stock class. They will give a check of $100 to the 2nd highest finishing rookie driver.
  • $100 bonus to any driver (ages 14-21) for each Mini Stock feature win in 2015.
  • $25 bonus to any driver (ages 14-21) for each Mini Stock heat race win for the entire 2015 season.
  • $100 bonus (for their first feature win) for any driver who has not won a Mini Stock feature at Kalamazoo Speedway from 2012 thru the present.

Pro Stock 2015 Rookie Sponsor:   Kalamazoo Speedway is pleased to announce Tough Coat Powder Coating as the official Rookie Sponsor for the Pro Stocks for 2015. Brent Hook has owned & operated Tough Coat since its inception in 2001. Both Brent & his son, Chaz will be fighting it out for Pro Stock Championship this year……but perhaps the biggest battle may be the competition & fun between father & son! Tough Coat is pleased to announce the following sponsorship program, again geared up to introduce our sport to new drivers:

  • $150 bonus to the highest finishing rookie in the Pro Stock point standings
  • $100 bonus to the 2nd highest rookie in points
  • $100 bonus for any rookie for their first A Feature win
  • $25 bonus for any heat race win by a rookie for the entire 2015 season.
  • $100 bonus (for their first feature win) for any Pro Stock A Feature winner who has not won a Pro Stock feature at Kalamazoo Speedway from 2012 thru the present.

Super Stock 2015 Rookie Sponsor: WQXC & WZUU will be the Rookie Class Sponsor for the Super Stock Class in 2015. Bob Brink, owner of both radio stations has been a longtime supporter of short track racing at Kalamazoo Speedway since the mid 80’s. Bob has seen many drivers start from a very young age and climb up the short track ranks. He too realizes just how vital it is to keep new blood coming into this sport that we all love and nobody supports short track racing any better than Bob does! The WQXC/WZUU Rookie Class Sponsorship package will include the following:

  • $300 bonus to the highest finishing rookie in the Super Stock point standings
  • $150 bonus to the 2nd highest rookie in points
  • $150 bonus for any rookie for their first Super Stock A Feature win
  • $25 bonus for any heat race win by a Super Stock rookie for the entire 2015 season.
  • $150 bonus (for their first feature win) for any Super Stock A Feature winner who has not won a Super Stock feature at Kalamazoo Speedway from 2012 thru the present.

Outlaw Super Late 2015 Rookie Sponsor: City Cab of Battle Creek, owned by Greg Cady will be the Rookie Class Sponsor for the Outlaw Super Late Models. Greg has been involved in short track racing as a car owner for many different drivers & a track sponsor for well over 30 years. NASCAR offers a great package for Kalamazoo’s Super Late Model Rookie of the Year so the City Cab Rookie Class Sponsor package is a bit different than the other 4 packages; it includes:

  • $300 bonus to the 2nd highest finishing rookie in the Outlaw Super Late Model point standings
  • $200 bonus for any rookie for their first A Feature win
  • $25 bonus for any heat race win by a Super Late Model rookie for the entire 2015 season.
  • $200 bonus (for their first feature win) for any Super Late Model A Feature winner who has not won a Super Late feature at Kalamazoo Speedway from 2012 thru the present.
  • $50 bonus for any Kalamazoo Speedway Super Late Model Rookie driver who sets fast time at a KS weekly point race

To be eligible to participate in any of these programs, all cars will have the furnished decal from the sponsor displayed on both sides of your car. Please support these local businesses that all support the greatest sport that we all love; that of course being short track racing found every Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway!

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