Minor Pit Policy Revision for “Night of Speed” and “Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch”

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Speedway officials are proud to announce a revised pit policy for their two biggest racing events on the 2014 schedule, the “Night of Speed” featuring the Must See Racing.com Xtreme Winged Sprint Series, this Saturday, July 26 and “Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch” on Wednesday, August 13.  Any minor that would like entrance into the pit area must be at least 12 years of age and must be signed in by their parent or a legal guardian; no exceptions.  Kalamazoo Speedway owner and promoter Gary Howe said, “We are always looking for ways to get the younger generation more engaged in this great sport and hopefully allowing them in the pit area for these two events will be a step in the right direction.”

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!

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AJ Foote Captures “Hoosier Hustle” @ the Zoo

AJ Foote - WEBSITE

AJ Foote - WEBSITE

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models put on a thrilling 75 lap feature Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway with AJ Foote emerging victorious and bringing home the $1,500. Mike “Bubba” Brooks finished a solid second to retain the points lead while Luke Krick, Rick Senneker and Billy Shannon rounded out the top five. Todd Harrington led the second half of the top ten over John Chapman, Matt Krywosinski, fast qualifier Matt Frazier and former Super Stock champion Matt Corliss.

The Super Stock division also put on fantastic race with fast qualifier Buddy Head picking up the victory after starting dead last. Scott Rugg finished second ahead of Kelli Jo Hofacker, Chris Shannon and Jerry Pierman. Jake Hopwood finished a solid sixth beating out Rodney Spencer, Geoff Drouin, Jordan Hunderman and David Guarino. Buddy Head and Kenny Head won the heats.

John Foote Jr. methodically worked his way from the back of the pack to pick up the victory in the Pro Stock feature over former champion Greg Haynes, Budd Hybels, Barry Jenkins and Ryan Beadle. The second half of the top ten was led by Keith Wilfong over Ed Burgen, Doug Smith, Steve Roden and Dave Hopwood. Foote Jr. also set quick time and won his heat race, while Hybels won the other heat.

As usual the Mini Stock division put on another great event with Chuck Greer holding off point leader and fast qualifier Jerime Damron to win the 25 lap feature. Chaz Hook finished third ahead of Andrew Brest and Billy Bussema. Jeremy Collins finished sixth beating out former Cyber Stock champion Keith Dunham, Nolan Potter, Noah Gallandt and Sierra Lantz. Bussema and Lantz collected the heat race victories.

The Cyber Stocks saw a Jansen end the night in victory lane Saturday, but probably not the one most people expected. Young Kyle Jansen held off a hard charging Keegan Dykstra to collect the victory in the 20 lap feature. Josh Roberts finished third ahead of Brian Gregersen and Drew Maxwell. The second half of the top ten was led by Doug Nelson over Bob Miller, Scott Custer, Ryan Hufford and Dan Rigoni. Cliff Lambert once again proved that he has a fast hot rod as he picked up fast time while DJ Oxford and Maxwell won the heat races.

This Saturday night, July 26 one of the biggest events of the season comes to Kalamazoo Speedway as the Must See Racing.com Xtreme Winged Sprint Series will highlight the “Night of Speed”. The “Night of Speed” is one of the stops on the prestigious “Michigan Must See Seven” tour for the Must See Racing.com Xtreme Winged Sprint Series. Drivers expected to compete include Brian Gerster, Jimmy McCune, Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce, Ryan Litt and many more! The event will be broadcast on a tape delayed basis and will air Thursday, September 11th on MAVTV.

In addition to the Must See Racing.com Xtreme Winged Sprint Series Kalamazoo Speedway will have three of their own divisions in action on July 26th, including the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models, who will run the “Raceceiver 50”, giving race fans the opportunity to see a fifty lap Sprint Car feature and a fifty lap Outlaw Super Late Model feature on the same night! The Super Stocks and Cyber Stocks will also be in action. The rain date for the event will be the next day, Sunday, July 27th. Tickets for the event are just $20 for adults, $10 for teens (ages 10-15) and $5 for kids 9 and younger. Advanced adult tickets are also available for just $15 (25% off!!) and can be purchased during the week from 7:30-5:00 at Howe Patio & Windows, located at 150 10th Street in Plainwell, MI.

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/kazoospeedway.

 

51 TV to Present Live Online Broadcast of the Kalamazoo Klash

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL

It is one the most prestigious Outlaw Late Model events in the county! This year it is getting even bigger, better and now ROWDY!

The 22nd annual Kalamazoo Klash presented by Boyne Machine Company and Enterprise Iron and Metal will take place on Wednesday, August 13th at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Today Kalamazoo Speedway is pleased to announce that “The Klash”will be broadcast live on 51 TV Pay-Per-Vew through Speed51.com powered by JEGS.

Along with the famed Outlaw Late Model 150-lap race, the ARCA/CRA Super Series will have a 100-lap Super Late Model race as well to make it an all-star double header.

Both races will have something in common, as NASCAR star Kyle Busch will pull the double by racing both the CRA Super Series and the Outlaw Late Models as part of the Kalamazoo Klash.

“The Kalamazoo Klash is our signature event each year and we are excited to partner up with Speed51.com to show this to a larger audience,”said Gary Howe, Promoter of Kalamazoo Speedway. “It will be a great showcase of asphalt late model racing where you can watch the best in Outlaw Late Models and Template Late Models race in one night at one track. It will be memorable.”

51 TV will carry a live online broadcast of the Kalamazoo Klash. Fans from all around the world will have a change to watch Kyle Busch attempt to win two more prestigious short track events to add to his already impressive racing resume.

The pay-per-view broadcast will feature both the 22nd Annual Kalamazoo Klash and the ARCA/CRA Super Series 100, and can beginning Monday for only $19.99.

“When we started to plan our 51 TV schedule, the Kalamazoo Klash was a definite event on our list,”said Bob Dillner, Speed51.com founder and NASCAR on FOX broadcaster. “Now with Kyle Busch throwing his hat into both big races, this is definitely going to be a must-see event. If you are not in the area and cannot make it to the show, now fans can watch it on 51 TV.”

The Klash itself is a three-segment, 150-lap event that will pay $10,000 to the winner. Some of the top guns competing include defending winner Terry Senneker, multiple-time winner Andy Bozell and current Kalamazoo point leader Mike Brooks.

Speed51.com will also have its popular free Trackside Now live updates of the Kalamazoo Klash from the time practice begins and up to the live broadcast. When 51 TV goes on the air, Trackside Now updates will pause until the conclusion of the live video broadcast.

To see the event in person, keep your eye on kalamazoospeedway.com for pre-sale ticket information.

Advertising opportunities on the 51 TV live broadcast of the Kalamazoo Klash are available. For affordable advertising package information, contact Speed51.com Director of Business Kevin Ramsell at kevin@51sports.net.

 

 

Luke Krick Wins 7UP 50 @ the Zoo

Luke Krick - WEBSITE

Luke Krick - WEBSITE

Luke Krick held off point leader Mike “Bubba” Brooks in a thrilling finish to the 7UP for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway. “Gentleman” John Chapman finished a solid third ahead of Matt Frazier and Rick Senneker. The second half of the top ten was led by Matt Corliss over AJ Foote, Brandon Zachary, Marc Casey and Ben Raber. Mark Shook set quick time while Todd Harrington and Brandon Zachary won the heats.

The Super Stock finish saw a photo finish with Kenny Head beating his brother Buddy Head by 0.028 seconds at the finish line. Chris Shannon finished third while Jerry Pierman and Kelli Jo Hofacker rounded out the top five. Scott Rugg drove from last to finish sixth ahead of Jack Cook, Jordan Hunderman, Rob Hardy and Geoff Druin. Buddy Head set quick time while Kenny Head and Hunderman won the heat races.

A hard charging John Foote Jr. came out on top of the thirty lap Pro Stock feature. Ryan Beadle ran an extremely impressive second ahead of veterans Budd Hybels, Brent Hook and Keith Wilfong. The second half of the top ten was led by Barry Jenkins over fast qualifier Robbie Ferrier, Ed Burgen, Greg Brown and Jeff Wanamaker. Beadle and Foote Jr. won the two Pro Stock heats.

The Mini Stocks ran their biggest event of the season, “Mini Stock Nationals Presented by Steensma” and saw young Chaz Hook end up in victory lane after holding off Jerime Damron for the victory. Shane Clark finished third ahead of Sierra Lantz and Andrew Brest. Billy Bussema finished sixth beating out Noah Gallandt, Brian Echtinaw, former champion Frank Stager and Logan Knight. Chuck Greer was the fastest qualifier.

As usual the Cyber Stock feature saw a lot of action with Bob Miller holding off young Keegan Dyskstra and point leader Jerry Jansen Jr. for the victory. Dion Vrooman finished fourth ahead of Brian Gregersen, Doug Nelson, Cliff Lambert, Ryan Hufford, Drew Maxwell and Dan Rigoni. Jerry Jansen Jr. set quick time while Kyle Jansen and Bob Miller collected the heat race victories.

This Saturday, July 19th the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models take center stage with the running of the annual “Hoosier Hustle”. This will be a 75 lap event and pay $1,500 to the winner. In addition to the Outlaw Super Lates the Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will also be in action.

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/kazoospeedway.

 

Kyle Busch Klash Experience Ticket Information

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Tickets go on sale Friday July 18th, at 10am for the Kyle Busch Klash experience. This package includes reserved seating on the party deck, a buffet dinner served from 4-6:30 pm and a private autograph session, which will take place from 5-6pm only for the 200 guests that purchased this special package. The cost for adults is $45, kids 10-15 is $30 and kids 5-9 is $20. These costs do include the general admission fee. You may purchase the tickets at Howe Patio and Windows, 150 10th St, Plainwell or by calling 269-692-2423 or 269-685-6712. In an effort to give everyone a fair chance to purchase these special tickets, only 4 tickets will be allowed to be purchased at one time. Again tickets will only be sold on a first come first serve basis to the first 200 guests starting Friday at 10am. Good luck!

 

Kalamazoo Speedway getting Rowdy; NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch to race both events in KLASH XXII, Wednesday, August 13

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo,  MI  -  Kalamazoo  Speedway  officials  are  excited  to  announce  that  NASCAR  Champion and  superstar  Kyle  Busch  will  sign  autographs  and  compete  in this  years  Kalamazoo  Klash  events. The  22nd  Annual  Klash,  on  Wednesday  night,  August  13,  is  the  keystone  event  on  the  exciting  2014 calendar  at  “The Zoo”.

Kyle  Busch  first  got  behind  a  steering  wheel  at  the  age  of  six,  and  hasn’t  looked  back.    The  Las  Vegas, Nevada  native  currently  sits  8th  in  NASCAR  Sprint  Cup Series  points  heading  in  to  next Sunday’s  race  in Indianapolis.  Busch  will  be  looking  to  add  two  more  wins  to  his  already  impressive  resume,  as he  will  race  in both  the  Kalamazoo  Klash  Outlaw  Late  Model  150-­‐lap  race,  as  well  as  the  ARCA/CRA Super  Series  100-­‐lapper.  The  29-­‐year-­‐old  has  claimed  135  checkered flags  within  NASCAR’s  top three  series,  as  well  as  countless  wins  on  short-­‐tracks  coast  to  coast  including  the  Snowball  Derby, Winchester  400,  Rowdy  251 and the  Prelude  to  the  Dream,  to  name  just  a  few.

This  years  Klash  race  day  will  be  jam-­‐packed  full  of  activity,  including  practice  and  qualifying  for both   Late   Model   classes,   an   all-­‐driver   on-­‐track autograph   session   with   both   classes,   last   chance events,  and  250-­‐laps  worth  of  feature  racing  on  the  3/8  mile.

Some  lucky  race  fans  will  also  get  the  chance  to  meet  and  get  an  autograph  from  Kyle  Busch  from 5:00   –   6:00   p.m.     Kalamazoo   Speedway   will   be   offering only   200   VIP   Meet   &   Greet   Wristbands, which  will  include  the  following:

  1. Reserved  VIP  Seating  on  the  Party  Deck  in  turn  3  for  the  entire  Klash  Event
  2. A  buffet  dinner  including  soft  drinks  will  be  served  from  4-­‐6:30  p.m.
  3. Meet  and  get  an  Autograph  from  Kyle  Busch,  from  5-­‐6  p.m.

Adults  Wristbands  (which  includes  general  admission  to  the  event  and  the  three  above  listed  items) will  be  $45.    Teens  10-­‐15  will  cost  $30  and  kids  9  and younger  will  be  $20.

The  ARCA/CRA  Super  Series  Boyne  Machine  100  will  arguably  see  the  best  template  Late  Model drivers  anywhere,  with  names  like  Ross  Kenseth,  Brian Campbell  and  Travis  Braden,  as  well  as  local favorites  such  as  Phil  Bozell,  Brandon  Hermiller  and  others  possible.  Kyle  Busch  will  climb  behind the  wheel  of his own  Kyle  Busch  Motorsports  #51  Toyota  in  search  of  another  Champion  Racing Association  win  and  his  first  at  Kalamazoo  Speedway.

The  big  dance  will  be  the  22nd  annual  running  of  the  Kalamazoo  Klash  on  the  high  banks,  featuring current  Kalamazoo  point  leader  Mike  Brooks,  defending race  winner  Terry  Senneker,  and  multiple time  winner  and  champion  Andy  Bozell.  For  the  first  time  in  years,  Busch  will  jump  back  behind  the wheel  of  Toyota powered  Outlaw  Late  Model,  driving  for  legend  Bob  Blount  in  the  3-­‐segment,  150-­‐ lap,  $10,000-­‐to-­‐win  outlaw  race.

Tickets   for   Kalamazoo   Klash   XXII   are   available   at   the   speedway   box   office   on   race   days   or   in advance   of   the   event   for   $20,   saving   $5.00   off   the Klash   race   day   adult   ticket   price.   Fans   are encouraged  to  visit  KalamazooSpeedway.com  or  ‘Like’ Kalamazoo  Speedway  on  Facebook  for  the latest  in speedway  news  and  updates,  photos  and  promotions  ongoing  throughout  the  2014  season.

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!

 

Klash Tidbits & Times

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - Kyle Busch - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - Kyle Busch - WEBSITE

This year’s Klash will remain a one day event, however due to many of the CRA teams having never raced at Kalamazoo Speedway and with the recent announcement that Kyle Busch will be racing in both the CRA event as well as in the Outlaw Super Late Race, we are going to have a non-mandatory open practice for both the CRA and Outlaw cars. There will be no transponders or scoreboard being used at Tuesday’s practice. Practice tires will of course be sold at Tuesday’s practice however there will be No Outlaw Super Late Model Race Tires being picked out, being sorted or being purchased/mounted for Wednesdays Klash! Race tires will be sold at 9AM Wednesday when the pit gates open.   Also remember that no trailers will be allowed to park in the infield for Wednesdays Klash, but drivers will be allowed to leave their cars/equipment in the infield following Tuesdays Practice.

Time Schedule for Tuesday, August 12

Pit Gate & Tire Barn Opens – 4:30

Practice – 5:30-8:30

Time Schedule for Wednesday, August 13

Pit Gates & Tire Barn Opens 9:00
Mandatory Drivers Meeting 12:15
ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice 1:00-1:30
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Practice 1:35-2:05
ARCA/CRA Super Series Final Practice 2:10-2:40
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Final Practice 2:45-3:15
Qualifying 3:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series 2 Laps
Kalamazoo Klash XXII 3 Laps
Mandatory Autograph Session for all Drivers 5:00-5:45
Kyle Busch VIP Meet & Greet Session 5:00-6:00
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Awards Presentations 5:45
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Last Chance Race Lineup on Front Stretch 6:00
Invocation/National Anthem 6:26
Racing 6:30
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Last Chance 30 Laps
ARCA/CRA Super Series 100 Laps
Kalamazoo Klash XXII – Segment 1 50 Laps
10 Minute Break  
Kalamazoo Klash XXII-Segment 2 50 Laps
10 Minute Break  
Kalamazoo Klash XXII-Final Segment 50 Laps

Schedule is subject to change without notice

Advance Tickets Now Available for the “Night of Speed” for 25% Off!!

Brian Gerster - WEBSITE

Brian Gerster - WEBSITE

Advance tickets for July 26th’s “Night of Speed” featuring the Must See Racing.com Xtreme Winged Sprint Series are now available for 25% off face value!! Advance tickets can be purchased for just $15 during the week from 7:30-5:00 at Howe Patio & Windows, located at 150 10th Street in Plainwell, MI. Tickets will also be available for $15 at the Kalamazoo Speedway ticket office on July 12 and July 19. Tickets will be $20 on July 26. Children 10-15 will be just $10 and kids 9 and under will only be $5 for this huge event!

The “Night of Speed” is one of the stops on the prestigious “Michigan Must See Seven” tour for the Must See Racing.com Xtreme Winged Sprint Series. Drivers expected to compete include Brian Gerster, Jimmy McCune, Troy DeCaire, Aaron Pierce, Ryan Litt and many more! The event will be broadcast on a tape delayed basis and will air Thursday, September 11th on MAVTV.

In addition to the Must See Racing.com Xtreme Winged Sprint Series Kalamazoo Speedway will have three of their own divisions in action on July 26th, including the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models, who will run the “Raceceiver 50”, giving race fans the opportunity to see a fifty lap Sprint Car feature and a fifty lap Outlaw Super Late Model feature on the same night! The Super Stocks and Cyber Stocks will also be in action. The rain date for the event will be the next day, Sunday, July 27th.

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/kazoospeedway.

 

VandenToorn Collects Stars & Stripes Enduro Victory

Todd VandenToorn - WEBSITE

Todd VandenToorn - WEBSITE

The Stars & Stripes Enduro Presented by Shifters took place in front of a great crowd Friday night at Kalamazoo Speedway with Todd VandenToorn emerging victorious. Jerrud Stout finished an impressive second ahead of Jeff Cauffman, Chaz Hook and Mark Rozell. Shane Miller led the second half of the top ten over Terry Ferrell, Brad Thayer, Jeremy Sunnock and Sam Andrews.

The Vores Compact Touring Series put on another good race with Todd Metz Jr. picking up the win over Todd Metz Sr. Ron Fizzell finished third ahead of Chris Jennings and William Hartman. Josh Richardson finished sixth beating out Mark Eaton, Mike Westphal, Steve Vore and James Yester.

Next Saturday, July 12 the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models take center stage with the running of the 7UP 50. The Super Stock and Pro Stocks will also be in action, as will the Mini Stocks, who will run the Mini Stock Nationals Presented by Steensma. The Cyber Stocks will complete the program.

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/kazoospeedway.

Driver Suspended Due To Violation of Kalamazoo Speedway Policies

Kalamazoo Speedway Logo - WESBITE

Kalamazoo Speedway Logo - WESBITE

Toby Montgomery, Pro Stock driver, has been suspended from Kalamazoo Speedway until August 31, 2014 for violating the tracks Driver Conduct Policy.

On June 28 Montgomery was found to have violated Section 2B (Flagrant and/or repeated un-sportsmanlike conduct on the track or in the pits) of the 2014 Kalamazoo Speedway rule book.

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