2014 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Banquet

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Will be held on November 1, 2014 at the WMU Bernhard Center – 1903 W. Michigan Avenue. Happy Hour starts at 5:30. Sponsorship Awards will begin at 6:30. Dinner buffet begins at 7:00pm. There will be a DJ following the awards ceremony.

Tickets are available by calling 269 692-2423; or send your check to: 321 16th Street Otsego, MI 49078. LAST DAY to order tickets is October 24, 2014 NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Pre ordered tickets are $40.00 per person.

World Series of Compacts Coming to the Zoo

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The proverbial checkered flag is about to fly on the stock car racing season in Michigan, but there is one “spooktacular” event that will take place on October 24th through the 26th at Kalamazoo Speedway. The World Series of Compacts along with the Midwest Mini Cup Championship will showcase a great weekend of racing action for FWD and RWD four cylinders, FWD V6′s and Mini Cup cars along with Halloween themed fun for the whole family at an admission price of only 10 dollars per day!

The racing action will kick off on Saturday with qualifying set to start at 2 with heat races following at 4. The Mini Cups will run their first of two features for the weekend that will pay a cool $200 to the winner! The track will then go dark for the running of “The Legend of the Sleepy Zoo” that will feature FWD enduro cars and compact FWD racing for 25 laps utilizing a lone spot light on top of the car to guide them around the darkened 3/8 mile! Upon completion of the race, fans big and small are invited to “Trunk or Treat” with the drivers and cars in the pits from 8-9:30.

On Sunday racing action will kick of at 2 with a World Series of Compacts last chance race followed by Mini Cup heat races and a Mini Stock B main. The W.S.C. C main paying $200, Mini Cup feature paying $200 and a W.S.C. B main paying $300 lead up to the two big final events. The RWD Mini Stocks will run a 50 lapper that pays $600 to the winner!. Then the World Series of Compacts will go 75 laps for a whopping $2,222 to win to be paid in all two dollar bills! This marks the highest paying event for these classes in the entire Midwest!

For a complete listing of rules, schedule information, and the fine sponsors that are helping put on this event, please go to wscompacts.com

By Chuck Darling

 

Shane Miller Takes Title as Cauffman Wins & Jenkins Flips @ the Zoo

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After 371 laps Jeff Cauffman and Barry Jenkins exited the final corner side by side and were racing to the checkered flag when the two made contact sending Jenkins into the wall and upside down. Cauffman picked up the thrilling victory over Jenkins, Terry Ferrell, Bob Miller and Ryan Rozell. Dave Miller led the second half of the top ten over Todd Metz Sr., Shane Miller, Bill Null and Brian Machiele. Shane Miller’s eighth place finish was good enough to secure him the 2014 Kalamazoo Speedway Four Cylinder Enduro Series Championship.

Although the on-track action for 2014 is now complete there is still one event left on the schedule, the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony. The night will see several awards handed out and will culminate by crowning Mike “Bubba” Brooks as the Outlaw Super Late Model champion for the second time. Tickets are just $40 and are still available by calling 269-692-2423.

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

For more information on Kalamazoo Speedway visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

Be sure to become a fan of Kalamazoo Speedway for all of the latest news and contests at: www.facebook.com/KalamazooSpeedway.

You can also follow Kalamazoo Speedway on our official Twitter page: www.twitter.com/kzoospeedway.

Former WWE Stars Invade Zoo

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(Kalamazoo, MI) The Kalamazoo Speedway will host a night of former WWE Super Stars to help raise money for the Wounded Warrior Foundation on Saturday night August 17th, at 7:00PM. The Kalamazoo Speedway will host Extreme Warfare to help raise money for injured soldier’s that have fought for our freedom of this great country. The event proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

The 2012 event saw former WWE stars Paul Bearer and Kevin Thorn attend the first wrestling event in track history. The Kalamazoo Speedway wrestling fans will see even bigger and better stars from the past invade the track in 2013. This could event could be the biggest independent wrestling event that Southwest Michigan has ever seen. Former Kalamazoo Speedway racer and track employee Andy Jach will be working with local wrestling star Josh Raymond and Kalamazoo Speedway owner Gary Howe to promote the event.

The list of names that could appear at the wrestling event could be former ECW Champions Matt Hardy and Sabu, one legged grappler Zach Gowen, and Colt Cabana who all have appeared in the WWE. The Kalamazoo Speedway will also see its first WWE Hall of Famer as George “The Animal” Steele is the first name that has agreed to attend the event as long he’s not contracted to another event by the WWE.

Ticket prices and on sale dates will be released in April for the biggest non racing event in Kalamazoo Speedway history. Please keep an eye on the Kalamazoo Speedway website for all the information being released on the event. If you have any questions on this event please contact the speedway office or email Gary@kalamazoospeedway.com.

RFKS Winter Heat Tour Returns!!

RFKS Winter Heat Tour Returns February 12th at Mattawan Middle School. We are looking for players for both the kids game, and the adults game. Lookin for kids ages 3 to 12ish.  If you want to get involved, have a great time and suport a great charity contact Ben Raber at 269-492-5389 or on Facebook. Dinner and Drinks afterwards at the Main Street Pub in Mattawan….who’s ready for a good time?

Whelen All-American Series Set For 30th Season Of Competition In 2011

Whelen All-American Series Set For 30th Season Of Competition In 2011


Track Operators And Promoters Gather In Charlotte


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December 9, 2010 – 2:28pm


CHARLOTTE, N.C. Track operators and promoters of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and NASCAR touring series events joined the Champions Week celebration to close out a successful 2010 season.


At the group’s gathering in the morning at the Charlotte Convention Center, NASCAR officials highlighted the importance of the series’ history and spoke about the upcoming 30th season of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series. A special anniversary logo was unveiled for next season.


“This group is the heart and soul of NASCAR,” said Steve O’Donnell, senior vice president, competition for NASCAR. “It’s the hard work and dedication of the people here that make NASCAR what it is to race fans everywhere.”


Nine tracks were recognized for being part of the family of tracks for all 30 years of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series competition:
    Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, N.C.
    Greenville (S.C.) Pickens Speedway
    Holland Motorsports Complex, Holland, N.Y.
    Langley Speedway, Hampton, Va.
    Old Dominion Speedway, Manassas, Va.
    Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway
    South Boston (Va.) Speedway
    Spencer Speedway, Williamson, N.Y.
    Stafford (Conn) Motor Speedway


Phil Kurze, Whelen Engineering’s Vice President for Motorsports expressed his company’s continued commitment to local racing across the U.S. and Canada.


“This has been a labor of love for all of us at Whelen since the very beginning,” he said. “We will continue to support this series in every way we possibly can.”


The track operators and promoters will join the NASCAR weekly and touring series champions for a behind-the-scenes tour of the headquarters and shop at Joe Gibbs Racing in Mooresville, N.C. on Thursday afternoon.


In the evening, the track operators and promoters will enjoy a dinner cruise on Lake Norman aboard the Lady of the Lake. Meanwhile, the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state and provincial champions will be honored with a dinner and ceremony at Hendrick Motorsports.


Friday afternoon, all of NASCAR’s touring champions and the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national champion will be guests on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio Ch. 128 program, Tradin’ Paint. Guests will include: Eric Holmes (NASCAR K&N Pro Series West), Ryan Truex (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East), DJ Kennington (NASCAR Canadian Tire Series), German Quiroga (NASCAR Mexico Series), Bobby Santos (NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour), Burt Myers (NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour) and Keith Rocco (NASCAR Whelen All-American Series).


Rocco of Wallingford, Conn., will be in the spotlight at the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Banquet, which also will feature the top drivers from NASCAR-sanctioned short tracks across the United States and Canada. Invited attendees include the 2010 NASCAR national champion, U.S. state and Canadian provincial champions, track champions, the national/state/provincial rookies of the year, top NASCAR Finalist Recognition Program honorees, the 2010 Wendell Scott Trailblazer Award winner and many others.


The NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards Gala will include invitees from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, the NASCAR Mexico Series, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, the NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, and the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1.


Fans throughout the U.S., Canada, and around the globe, will again be able to watch the festivities from both nights via a live webcast on nascarhometracks.com. The Red Carpet Pre-Show begins at 6 p.m. and the banquets get underway at 7 p.m. each night.

Christmas Notes From the Zoo

If you plan to shop this Friday, or even if you don’t plan to….. When you can’t figure out what to get the race fan on your list this Christmas season – How about Speedway Tickets for the 2011 season.  Certificates are available for any denomination at 269-692-2423 or email Donna at donna@kalamazoospeedway.com


Kalamazoo Speedway is happy to announce that they have been given the name of the family that we are sponsoring for Christmas from Allegan County and waiting to hear from Kalamazoo County. Anyone wishing to make a donation please contact Donna at 269-692-2423. Or mail to Kalamazoo Speedway 321 16th St. Otsego, Mi 49078

KALAMAZOO QUARTER MIDGETS DEBUT IN MAY

USAC’s newest Mopar .25 Midget club debuts next May in Michigan as the Little Kalamazoo Speedway Quarter Midget Association begins operation at a track located on the grounds of Kalamazoo Speedway.



Long a hotbed of open-wheel racing, the Kalamazoo area has hosted several USAC races through the years and this latest venture will form a foundation for future USAC racers from a state already known for producing two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Gordon Johncock (Hastings) plus USAC Champions Brian Tyler (Parma), Doug Kalitta (Ann Arbor) and Sam Sessions (Nashville).



Little Kalamazoo Speedway will join the growing list of USAC Mopar .25 Midget facilities and is expected to generate challengers for USAC’s 2010 “Generation Next Tour” championships.


 


“We have long recognized USAC’s position in the motorsports industry and look forward to our new partnership,” says LKSQMA head and track owner Scott Hocevar, headquartered in Portage, Mich. “We are very excited about the 2011 season and are anxious to get started.”


 


The new track is concrete, banked 13 degrees in the turns and seven degrees on the straightaways and will be located just outside turn three of the existing Speedway. It’s goal is to become the biggest and fastest track in the country and a total of 18 race meets are planned in 2011.



USAC participants will remember the 2009 USAC National Sprint race at Kalamazoo  won by Bobby Santos III, who became the 100th different race winner in USAC National races in the state of Michigan.



For more information contact Scott Hocevar at scott@scottsracing.com or 269-330-2173.

Kalamazoo Speedway Cares

It comes as no surprise that in today’s economy there are a lot of people in need. We have been contacted by 2 local food banks and 2 other county organizations hoping for donations to spread a little cheer this Holiday Season.  So Kalamazoo Speedway is stepping up to the plate and will be working a 50/50 at the awards banquet this Friday night to support the food banks in need. Also we are hoping to adopt at least one family per Allegan and Kalamazoo County this Christmas season. If anyone is willing to help with either effort, please call Donna at 269-692-2423. Let’s help out and show everyone that the racing family cares for their local communities.

Pumpkin Patch Enduro Information Sheet

It’s the Pumpkin Patch Three Hour Enduro at the Zoo


Kalamazoo Speedway Presents “The Pumpkin Patch R-oval at the Zoo” Is it a Road Course or is it an Oval……it’s gonna be both, presented by Belle Tire & LKQ Self Serve Auto Parts!

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