3, Ben Raber

Ben Raber

Ben Raber

Drivers Profile:
Division: Super Late Model

Name: Ben Raber

Age: 30

Hometown: Kalamazoo

Car#: 3

Years In Racing: 25

Car Owner: Chris Nash

Crew Members: Owner-Chris Nash
Crew Chief-Grady Woods
Pit Crew-Jonathon Dickson

Sponsors: Octane Trailers
Snyder's Lawn Care
McIntosh Oil
Send Out Cards-Melinda Russell

Family: Mom-Cindy Head
Dad-Dale Raber
Step-Dad Kenny Head
Brothers and Sisters: Aimee TerMeer, Jake Raber, Dustin Stickley, Willy Raber

Job Info: Sales Manager at Octane Trailers

Racing Accomplishments: 6 time WKA National Kart Champion
1999 Galesburg Speedway Track Record Mini Stock

2003 Pure Stock Track Record Kalamazoo Speedway

2004 Pure Stock Track Champ Kalamazoo Speedway
2005 Super Stock Runner Up Kalamazoo Speedway
2008 USA Modified Winner Anderson Speedway
2010 Modified Runner Up Kalamazoo Speedway
2011 Modified Track Champion Kalamazoo Speedway

Website: www.octanetrailers.com

Comments: I am looking forward to coming back to Kalamazoo for my first full season
 since 2011.

4. Rick Slusher

Division: Outlaw Super Late Model

Name: rick slusher

Age: 48

Hometown: elkhart indiana

Car#: 4

Years In Racing: 27

Car Owner: rick slusher

Crew Members: curtus gray

dale landcaster

scott slusher

gina marner

judy landcaster

 

Sponsors: the truck store

stelth trailers

advanced auto parts

 

Family: gina marner gf

Jeffery marner

aaron marner

Austin wasburn

des

 

Job Info: sales cargo trailers

Racing Accomplishments: had 18 perfict attendance

in late models (11yrs) 5 top 5

4 top 10

making friend not enimies

Website: sslashr4@aol.com

Comments: LOOKING FORWARD ON RACING A FULL SEASON AT KZOO. THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT DRIVERES THERE IM WANTTING TO JUST FINISH THE YR IN ONE PIECE AND FINISH IN THE TOP 15 IS MY GOAL.

HAVING TWO EYE SURGERYS AND NOT ABLE TO RACE LAST YR IM HOPPING I CAN BE A LITTLE MORE COMPETITIVE.HOPE WE ALL HAVE A WANDERFULL SEASON .FANS AS WELL

40, Jamison Russell

Jamison Russell

Division: Super Late Model

Name: Jamison Russell

Age: 21

Hometown: Kalamazoo

Car#: 40

Years In Racing: 7

Car Owner: Scott Russell

Crew Members: Blake Wilcox, Shane Abbott

Sponsors: Titan Eq, Romence Gardens,iTrailer,Knapp Energy, Steelcon,Allstar Performance,Nash Outlets,Olney Race Engines, Mr.Sign.

Family: Parent-Scott & Betsy Russell,Sister- Kenzie Russell

Job Info: Smashburger Inc

Racing Accomplishments: Raced karts ages 11-13. Started at Kalamazoo Speedway in Pure Stock class at age 14. Has won features in Pure Stock,Sportsman, and Super Stock classes. Most Improved driver award three times. Also has raced at Spartan Speedway. Also served as crewmember for Curt Spalding UMP Modified,Dirt Latemodel, and NASCAR Superlate classes. Qualified only template body car to make Kalamazoo Call of the Wild A feature in 2011.

Website: www.jamisonrussell.com

Comments: 2012 is first year in Superlate class.

77, Justin Lanting

Justin Lanting

Division: Super Late Model

Name: Justin Lanting

Age: 34

Hometown: Kalamazoo

Car#: 77

Years In Racing: 18

Car Owner: Justin Lanting

Crew Members: Dan Jasensky – Crew chief
Steve Adams, Trenton Adams, Mikey Gale, Adam Deneau, Hannah Slager

Sponsors: Susan Centilla Photography, Specialty Blasting

Family: Gavin Lanting – Son
Susan Centilla – Mother
James Centilla – Step-father
Rick Lanting – Father
Angela Sabin – Sister
Elizabeth Fillar – Step-sister

Job Info: Maintenance Technician at Fabri-Kal Corp.

Racing Accomplishments: 6 Track Championships as a member of Andy Bozell’s crew.
Several ARCA Series races with Phil Bozell.
1 Nationwide race with Larry Hollenbeck Racing.
In 2011, my first year as a driver, ran 5 races, with 3 top 10 finishes and 2 top 5 finishes at both Kalamazoo Speedway and the M-40 Speedway.

Website:

Comments: In 2012, our team plans to run a full season at the Kalamazoo Speedway, competing for the Rookie of the Year trophy in the Super Late Model class.

11, Jeff Bozell

Jeff Bozell

Division: Super Late Model

Name: jeff bozell

Age: 46

Hometown: portage,mi

Car#: 11

Years In Racing: 30

Car Owner: Randy & Julie Bushee

Crew Members: Mike Edick, Randy Bushee, Lance Gary, Jeff gary,Bob (fish) prater, Todd currier, & My  wife Stephanie

mini crew, Justin & valerie, comet, & peanut butter bozell !!!

Sponsors: RJ’S EXPEDITING, WHITE GLOVE CLEANING, MR SIGN, NASH OUTLETS,

Family: STEPHANIE, COLIN, JUSTIN, & VALERIE

Job Info: Material handler for rj’s expediting

Racing Accomplishments: 2003 super shoe nationals champion

31, Robert Gillam

Division: Outlaw Super Late Model

Name: Robert Gillam

Age: 30

Hometown: South Bend, Indiana

Car#: 31

Years In Racing: first year

Car Owner: robert gillam

Crew Members: me and my brothere

Sponsors: gregs auto sales, suspension spring speacialist,the chrismas tree shop, jordan ford

Family: me my mom nd my brother

Job Info: a vet

Racing Accomplishments: none

Website: none

27, Jason Bowen

Jason Bowen

Division: Super Late Model

Name: Jason Bowen

Age: 23

Hometown: Hickory Corners

Car#: 27

Years In Racing: 5 years

Car Owner: Jason Bowen

Crew Members: Larry Bowen, John Bowen, Mike Williams, Garrey McMeekan JR.

Sponsors: Bowen’s Builders, Pets Smart, Hickory Corners Builders.

Family: Larry Bowen-Father, Lauar Bowen-Mother, Lisa Bowen-Sister, John Bowen-Brother,

Job Info: Builder

Racing Accomplishments: Starting racing when I was 16 years old and got my first win when i was 18.

Website: www.jasonbowenracing.com

Comments: If you wanna to know more about Jason Bowen plz check him out on facebook

16, Billy Shannon

Division: Super Late Model

Name: Billy Shannon

Age: 40

Hometown: Plainwell

Car#: 16

Years In Racing: 19

Car Owner: Greg Cady

Crew Members: Sister Angela Shannon, Zack Westdorp, Joel Ritsema, Greg Ritsema, Josh Nyberg

Sponsors: A City Cab, US Air Force, Integrated Smart Technologies, Signature Wiring, Enviroclean, Granite Shield, Goodsell Photography, Ritsema Precision Machining, Hots Gentlemen’s Club, and Angela Shannon Insurance Agency

Family: Wife Julie – married 15 years. Kids Jamie Miller in USAF age 19, Kyle age 14 racing this year in cyber stock class, Sarah age 11. 

Job Info: Runs Redline Manufacturing in Galesburg

Racing Accomplishments: 1994 Factory Stock Champion, 2003 feature win and voted most popular driver in 2003, Late model Winner Sept 30 2010, voted into Klash by fans after not qualifying for feild in 2010, 2011 2 heat race wins

Website:

Comments: Billy is a very dedicated family man.  He loves watching his kids at gymnastics, track meets and little league softball.  Billy is very proud of his oldest son Jamie Miller that is based at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada.  Billy gives back to the community by being involved with “Pumpkin’s in the Park”, and as a member of The Gun River Conservation Club.  When Billy has a free weekend he enjoys going to the family cabin up north to get away and relax.

14, Trent Hellenga

Division: Super Late Model

Name: TRENT HELLENGA

Age: 40

Hometown: LAWTON

Car#: 14

Years In Racing: 7 YEARS

Car Owner: TRENT HELLENGA

Crew Members: GREG BRININGER, TROY MEIER, MATT PETERS, AL SOKO, AL WEBBER, STACY LITTELL, LISA HELLENGA, ANSON LOUNSBURY

Sponsors: DEL NORTE PEPPER PRODUCTS, OLD HAT BREWERY& GRILL, KTS ENTERPRISES, ZEBS TRADING CO., MAIN STREET PUB, DR DANS AUTO SERVICE, WOLVERINE COACH INC, PRO FLEET, VAN BUREN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC, HARRISON PACKING CO INC

Family: LISA HELLENGA – WIFE

Job Info: OWNER – TRENT’S DENT REPAIR

Racing Accomplishments: FINISHED 2ND IN LATE MODEL DIVISION

Website:

64, Todd Dougherty

Todd Dougherty

Division: Super Late Model

Name: Todd Dougherty

Age: 24

Hometown: Rockford

Car#: 64

Years In Racing: 9

Car Owner: Todd Dougherty

Crew Members: My dad and Bryan

Sponsors: Hooters of Kalamazoo, Ritchie Industrial Sales, E&D’s Performance, Clisso Photography

Family: Dan Dougherty – Dad Lisha – Mother

Job Info: Produces aluminum radiators and coolers, studying to become an engineer

Racing Accomplishments: Rookie of the year at berlin raceway

Website:

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