8th Annual Children’s Leukemia Foundation Dinner Information

8th Annual Children’s Leukemia Foundation Dinner


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kalamazoo Speedway

Doors open @ 1:30

Adults: $10       Kids 6-12:  $5     5 & Under:  Free

Dinner & Desert & Beverage all included in ticket price

Advance tickets on sale from Celebrity Servers or purchase @ the door on day of event.


Local race track drivers will be “dishing” up your food cafeteria style this year!!

The Dylan Cup Challenge Events

Ken Coats Memorial Scholarship awards

Presentation of funds to the Children’s Leukemia Foundation

Fun activities for all the kids

Live Auction featuring a NASCAR T-shirt quilt & Great Wolf Lodge get-away packages

Raffle with many prizes    (Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5)


For more details and listing of celebrity servers, please visit our website:


6 Hour Enduro Madness at the Zoo Info Sheet

Six Hour Enduro Madness at the Zoo

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

“We will start it on Saturday & finish it up on Sunday”

·        Payoff will be as follows: $2500-1500-1000-900-800-700-650-600-550-500-400-350-300-250-200-200-200-200-200-200 for 20th!  Also a $500 bonus for the highest finishing Kalamazoo Enduro Virgin!


·        Race will begin at 6PM September 11th & will conclude at 12:01 AM September 12th  


·        This will be open to 4 Cylinder FWD Enduro style cars as well as 6 Cylinder FWD Automatic Transmission Cars.  Strip out the glass & interior & Let’s Go R-oval Racin at the Zoo!


·         There will be only a $50 entry fee for the car and all pit passes will only be $25 for the entire event We are looking to get every old car from out behind your garage out here to this event as well as trying to get every salvage yard out there to bring out your old clunkers to the Zoo and have some fun…..can we get 100 cars….how about 125 cars…..could we possible see over 150 cars??


·        Roll Cages will be optional, although it is highly recommended that you have a simple rollover bar behind your seat with a horizontal support bar to mount directly behind your seat back.  All cars must have a set of racing seat belts & shoulder harnesses as well as a Fire Suit Top and a Racing Helmet.  A full fire suit racing gloves are always highly recommended. 


·        The basic rules will be posted soon…..enduro rules will apply as to the stripping of the glass, upholstery, vinyl, extra seats, etc.  The tires will be stock tires including up to a 60 series tire; no low profile Z rated high performance tires……You will pitting in the top pits as the lower pit area will be part of the race course!  Complete rules will be posted soon…..


·        The top three finishing cars will be bought for $500 each (minus any safety equipment & battery).  These cars will be Crushed by a Monster Truck at the Night of Destruction two weeks following this event!!  Don’t put too much money in these cars…..it will be a shame to see some nice Escort GT crushed by Lil’ Miss Dangerous at the Night of Destruction But as an added bonus, the owner of each car to be crushed will receive 2 free tickets to the NOD event so you can watch your car being destroyed!


·        A few differences between this event & a regular enduro: This will be r-oval course, not just driving around in circles for 6 hours – all cars will pit in the top pits – we will be using a Jammer Truck to try and assist wounded cars back to their pits or off the infield road course -  you may use a single driver or team drivers A full roll cage is not required as the speeds will be slower that a typical race So grab your buddy & get a car stripped out & ready to rumble at The R-oval at the Zoo 2010!


Drivers Needed For Bible School Event

This Thursday, July 29 from 11:30-2:00 is the annual Bible School Race for the Kids Day at the Kalamazoo Speedway.  Speedway officials are looking for a few interested race car drivers to participate in this event.  Any drivers interested in helping out please call Gary Howe at 269-720-2386.

Great Lakes Outlaw Late Model Series Heads to the Zoo


The Great Lakes Outlaw Late Model Series with Renegade Racing Fuels and Lubricants will make a stop at the Kalamazoo Speedway Saturday July 17.  The Outlaw Late Model event will present $2,000 to winner with $500 to start.  The series would also like to thank Hoosier Tire, Baker Engineering, All Star Performance, Safety Kleen, Engine Pro, and T&W Electronics for all their continued support.


The race will be the first Outlaw Super Late Model race at the track on a slick tire since the 2006 Kalamazoo Klash when former NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series champion Johnny Benson took the checkered flag.   The starting field will consist of 21 cars, with the 21st place starter being the highest driver in Kalamazoo Speedway points not locked into the show. 


A great field of cars is expected with several drivers traveling to the 3/8th mile oval to challenge the Kalamazoo regulars.  Late model champion Tom Thomas has entered his popular number 82 car and 18 year old series points leader Derrick Griffin of South Bend, IN will be making an attempt at the worlds fastest 3/8th mile.


Terry VaHaitsma, Dave Stehower, Terry Senneker Jr., Tim Devos, Justin Claucherty and Steve Needles are also expected entries to challenge the Kalamazoo Speedway drivers Trent Hellenga, Mark Shook, Brandon Lyons, and Rick Sexton.


The Great Lakes Outlaw Late Model Series is in its inaugural season

and the July 17th event will be the fifth of the nine races scheduled for the 2010 season. More information regarding this exciting new outlaw style late model series canbe found at www.gllatemodels.com.


Pit gates will open on July 17th at 12:30 pm, series practice will begin at 2:45 pm with qualifying starting at 5:15 pm.  The race program will begin at 7pm and will include the 75 lap all green flag event, along with a 50 lap Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Car Series event and a 30 lap Super Stock race.   


For more information visit www.gllatemodels.com or www.kalamazoospeedway.com

Raber Wins On Topless Mod Night @ the Zoo!

Ben Raber picked up his first victory of 2010 by capturing the Topless Modified feature event Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway.  Raber defeated young Jordan Dahlke, AJ Foote, Brent Hook and point leader Mike Brooks.  Mark Flierman was sixth ahead of Matt Bainbridge, Dan Loghan, Lindsay Katz and Michelle Sexton.  Brooks and Sexton won the heats while Brooks again set quick time.

Tom Rutherford captured the win in the Super Stock feature over young Jamison Russell, point leader Buddy Head, Eric McGlothlen and Jake Hopwood.  Chris Shannon finished sixth beating out Matt Corliss, Rick VanHouten, Matt Frazier and Josh Leo.  Shannon set quick time while Angelo Buchino and Leo won the heats.

The biggest race of the season for the Pro Stocks saw Steve Smith Sr. come in and beat out the regulars in the 30 lap feature.  Lloyd Brooks finished second ahead of Jeff Wanamaker, Tyler Hufford and Matt Bainbridge.  Keith Wilfong finished sixth ahead of Toby Montgomery, Seth Moody, Jake Hoffman and Butch Glass.  Noble was quick time while Bainbridge and Glass won the heats.

The Cyber Stocks saw Kyle Knapp pick up the victory over Dale Leonard, Doug Smith, Jerry Jansen and defending champion Keith Dunham.  Brian Gregersen, Jeff Wolfersberger, Kaitie Krum, Bob Richmind and Mike Tabbert finished sixth through tenth.  Jansen again set quick time while John Rousseau, Jason Switzer and Knapp won the heats.  TC Burgess won the ‘B’ Feature.

This Saturday, July 17th will be the badest fastest show you’ve seen at Kalamazoo Speedway for many years.  The mighty winged Super Sprints return to the Zoo as the Must See Racing XTreme Sprint Car Series will be here.  This is the number one pavement Sprint Car series in the nation, with a full field of 28-30 cars expected.  Also the Great Lakes Outlaw Late Models will be here taking on the Kalamazoo Speedway Super Late regulars with all of the Late Models running the super soft jumbo slicks!  Also the Kalamazoo Super Stocks, the most competive class of race cars found anywhere will be on hand to continue their dog fight in the 2010 point battle.  The Michiana Vintage Cars & the annual Tri-Sac reunion will also be on hand.  This is perhaps the highest profile show we have seen at Kalamazoo over the last decade….don’t miss this one.  (Raindate would be the next day, Sunday July 18th at 6PM).

New Phone Number for Track Photographer

Michelle Johnsen, the Kalamazoo Speedway track photographer, has a new phone number.  The number number is 574-350-8578.  You can also email her at photobug85@gmail.com.



Topless Mods Information Sheet

Topless Mods Information Sheet:

-Event is Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 7:00

-Payout: $1,000-540-330-290-245-240-230-220-215-205-195-190-180-165-155-150 to start

-Trophies will be furnished by RaceStatus.com (www.racestatus.com)

How the Topless Mods Field will be Set:


24 cars or less - All cars in the A Feature


25 – 35 cars - Top 16 locked in from qualifying.  The top six from the Last Chance transfer to the A Feature.


36 cars or more - Top 16 locked in from qualifying – the top three from each of the two Last Chance races transfer.


Topless Mods Race Format/Rules:


50 laps – No Entry Fee  All tops and pillars must be removed - Double File restarts, even in the Last Chance races Raceceiver’s are mandatory all rules can be found at http://www.kalamazoospeedway.com/rules.php

This will be a non-points race 970 series Hoosier Tire No soaking of any kind!

Pro Stock Cash Bash Information Sheet

Pro Stock Cash Bash Information Sheet:

-Event is Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 7:00

-Payout: $500-290-250-205-165-155-150-140-135-100 to start

-Trophies will be furnished by RaceStatus.com (www.racestatus.com)

How the Pro Stock Cash Bash Field will be Set:


24 cars or less - All cars in the A Feature


25 – 35 cars - Top 16 locked in from qualifying.  The top six from the Last Chance transfer to the A Feature.


36 cars or more - Top 16 locked in from qualifying – the top three from each of the two Last Chance races transfer.


Pro Stock Cash Bash Race Format/Rules:


20 cars or more will be 40 laps otherwise 30 lapsNo Entry Fee

All rules can be found at http://www.kalamazoospeedway.com/rules.php

This will be a points race

Chapman, Shook and Bozell Earn Final Spots For Today’s All-Star Shootout!!

John Chapman took advantage of a fued between Mike Brooks and Todd Harringon to sneak by and win the AllStar Performance All-Star Shootout Last Chance race Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway.  In doing so Chapman earned the 13th starting spot for today’s All-Star Shootout.  In the second and final segment of the event Mark Shook charged from deep in the pack to win and get the 14th starting spot for today’s feature.  Finally in the Lane Roll off Jeff Bozell was the first to roll doubles and thus earned the final position for the Shootout.  Tim DeVos was the third place finisher in the Last Chance ahead of Curt Spalding and Mike Shewchuk.  Jeff Bozell, Mike Brooks, Randy Chupp, Doug True and Dan Roodvoets completed the top ten.


In Qualifying Race #1 for the All-Stars Rick Sexton showed his strength with a win, which earned him the pole for today’s event.  In the second race eleven-time champion Andy Bozell drove away with the win and will start on the outside pole.  The complete starting lineup for today’s All-Star Shootout is as follows:


  1. 9-Rick Sexton

  2. 83-Andy Bozell

  3. 57-Rick Senneker

  4. 37-Terry Senneker

  5. 21-Brandon Lyons

  6. 11-Randy Day

  7. 8-Phil Bozell

  8. 14-Trent Hellenga

  9. 82-Tom Thomas

  10. 16-Billy Shannon

  11. 10-Johnny Benson

  12. 14-Steve Needles

  13. 49-John Champan

  14. 14-Mark Shook

  15. 99-Jeff Bozell

  16. 64-Todd Dougherty


Despite his near miss in the Shootout Last Chance race Mike Brooks had no problems at all in winning yet another Modified Feature.  Young Matt Bainbridge gave a commendable effort but wound up second ahead of Randy DeBoer, Ryan Wheeler and Dan Loughan.  Brent Hook finished sixth beating out Steve Dolphin, Clay DePlanche, Lindsay Katz and Chris Singleton.  Brooks was once again quick time while Ben Raber and Wheeler won the heats.


Defending champion Phil Bozell emerged as the victor from an action-packed Super Stock event.  Jake Hopwood continued his impressive season with a second place effort ahead of Buddy Head, Rick VanHouten and Eric McGlothlen.  Ron Hoghson finished sixthe while Jamison Russell, Larry Hollenbeck, Angelo Buchino and Dave Simpson rounded out the top ten.  Chris Shannon was quick time while Hank Miller and Tom Rutherford won the heats.


Lloyd Brooks broke out of his slump to win the Pro Stock feature over Matt Noble, Keith Wilfong, Butch Glass and Scott Elsey.  Ron Landis, Dale Bruns, Jim Wheaton, Seth Moody and Tyler Hufford rounded out the top ten.  Brooks and Glass won the heats and Noble set fast time.


The Cyber Stocks put on another good show with Shawn Misak winning for the second week in a row after setting quick time and starting in the back.  Dale Leonard, TC Burgess, Doug Smith and Keith Dunham were second through fifth.  Nick Layman, Mike Tabbert, Brian Gregersen, Kaylee Misak and Jerry Jansen rounded out the top ten.  John Hoffman, Matt Slater and Shawn Misak won the heats while Hoffman also picked up the win in the ‘B’ Feature.


On the card for today is one of the biggest event of the season at Kalamazoo Speedway, highlighted by the AllStar Performance All-Star Shootout for the Outlaw Super Late Models.  The race will be a three-segment event and the winner will emerge with $5,000!!  Following that event will be the Belle Tire Stars & Stripes 200 for the Belle Tire Enduro Series where Greg LaPierre, Eddy Burgen, Brian Amos, Jamie Hancock, Wayne Stack and many, many more will be chasing victory.  The night will then conclude with the LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN!!  For more information go to www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

Call of the Wild Archive

March 2 (Pilot Episode)

March 9 (Tim Brown)

March 23 (Gary Howe, Shawn McLaughlin, Scott Moore)

March 30 (Rick Beebe, Brent Hook)

April 6 (Michelle Sexton, Chris Shannon)

April 13 (Scott’s Racing Team)

April 20 (Andy & Phil Bozell)

April 27 (Gary Howe)

May 4 (Mike Brooks, Dale Leonard, Doug Smith, Dale Bruns)

May 11

May 18 (Brandon Lyons, Bryan VanZile, Darren Lane, Keith Wilfong, Scott Cunningham)

May 25 (Tom Rutherford & Nick Layman)

June 1

June 8

June 22

July 1

July 6

July 13

July 20 (Buddy Head)

July 27

August 3

August 10

August 17

August 24

August 31

September 7

September 15


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