Three Premier Divisions in One Night at Kalamazoo Speedway This Saturday!

Jimmy McCune - WEBSITE

Jimmy McCune - WEBSITE

This Saturday night, June 7 Kalamazoo Speedway will treat race fans to not one, not two, but three premier divisions of racing in one single night! The night will be highlighted by the only 2014 appearance of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Winged Super Sprint Series. The Auto Value Super Sprints (AVSS) bring down force pavement racing to racetracks all around the country. The AVSS series features 410 cubic inch powered winged sprint cars that race on paved racetracks from 1/4 mile to 5/8 mile in length. The cars race on Hoosier Tires and reach top speeds well over 140 mph. Kalamazoo Speedway will be the second stop on the AVSS tour this season. Drivers expected to attend include Jimmy McCune, Jason Blonde, Joe Swanson, Chris Neuenschwander, Jacob Wilson and several more.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model division at Kalamazoo Speedway has seen some unbelievable racing this year with five different winners in the first seven races of the season. This Saturday night the action promises to continue with the running of the “Shifters 50”. Mike “Bubba” Brooks is the only driver to win more than once and that has vaulted him to the top of the point standings as we head into the summer stretch. His point lead is slim 44 points however over AJ Foote, who picked up his first victory in the division two weeks back. John Chapman, Luke Krick and Todd Harrington all have had impressive seasons and sit third through fifth in the standings but none of them have visited victory lane yet. One driver that has visited victory lane is John Long, who won the “Scott’s Cards 50” three weeks ago but has not returned to the track since then. Long is expected to make his return this Saturday night and once again be a contender for the victory.

Also making their only 2014 appearance at Kalamazoo Speedway this Saturday night will be the Top Speed Modified Tour. This series has seen some fantastic car counts this season and Saturday night should be no different. Upwards of 40 Modifieds are expected to challenge the high banks of the Zoo. Drivers expected to contend for the victory include Jordan Pruitt, Derrick Griffin, Travis Eddy, Dave Dobbins, Chad Poole and many more.

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Brooks Holds Off Foote to Win “Little Caesars 50” at the Zoo

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike “Bubba” Brooks held off fast qualifier AJ Foote at the closing stages of Saturday night’s “Little Caesars 50” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models at Kalamazoo Speedway. Marc Casey finished an impressive third ahead of Jerry Zachary and Matt Frazier. Billy Shannon led the second half of the top ten over Dan Roodvoets, Chuck Greer, Matt Corliss and Ben Raber. Several of the point contenders encountered trouble including Luke Krick, who finished 12th, Todd Harrington in 13th and John Chapman in 16th.  Zachary and Brooks won the heat races. Brooks now leads the championship standings by just 44 points over Foote with Chapman (-93), Krick (-121) and Harrington (-130) rounding out the top five.

The Super Stock division ran the “Super Stock Sonic 45 Presented by 7UP” which saw Buddy Head emerge victorious over his brother Kenny Head, who set quick time earlier in the evening. Austin Maynard finished a very impressive third ahead of Brandon Lyons and Rodney Spencer. Rob Hardy wound up sixth beating out Gary Denzel, James Roden, Scott Rugg and Patrick Kirkendall. Championship contender Chris Shannon encountered problems early in the event and finished a disappointing 13th. Buddy’s victory now puts him 59 points ahead of his brother in the battle for the championship.

2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Pro Stock champion John Foote Jr. returned to victory lane Saturday night, picking up the victory in the thirty lap Pro Stock feature. Toby Montgomery finished right on Foote’s rear bumper in second ahead of fast qualifier Brent Hook, Barry Jenkins and Budd Hybels. The second half of the top ten was led by Greg Brown over Keith Wilfong, Mark Campbell, Dave Hopwood and Lynne Zachary, who made her first appearance of the season. Foote Jr. and Montgomery collected the two heats race victories. The battle for the Pro Stock championship continues to be a thrilling one with Montgomery now just 26 points ahead of Foote Jr. and 44 points ahead of Hook.

Chuck Greer put on an impressive driving display to pick up the victory in the “Mini Stock Magnum 25 Presented by Texas Corral”. Greer held off Noah Gallandt, former champion Frank Stager, Billy Bussema and Chaz Hook to pick up the victory. Shane Clark finished sixth beating out Andrew Brest, Logan Knight, Brian Echtinaw and Daniel Bratcher. The top two drivers in the championship standings entering the evening both encountered problems resulting in finishes of 12th and 14th place respectively for Jerime Damron and Keith Dunham. Their problems now put an incredible eight drivers within just 151 points of the lead. Damron hold on to the lead by just 32 points over Greer with Dunham (-58), Bussema (-79), Clark (-110), Gallandt (-121), Stager (-125) and Chaz Hook (-151) all still within striking distance.

The Cyber Stock division saw Jerry Jansen Jr. continue his impressive 2014 season by setting quick time, starting in 16th spot and picking up the win in the twenty lap feature. Jerry Jansen III finished second ahead of Josh Roberts, Keegan Dykstra and TC Burgess. Brian Gregersen wound up sixth beating out Ryan Hufford, Curtis Towne, Kyle Jansen and Kyle Shannon. Bob Miller and Doug Nelson collected the two heat race victories. Jansen Jr. now leads Dykstra in the championship battle by 111 markers.

This Saturday night, June 7 will bring one of the biggest shows of the entire season to the high banks of the Zoo. The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Winged Super Sprint Series will come to town for their only 2014 appearance at the Zoo. Also in action will be the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models, who will run the “Shifters 50”. Finally the Top Speed Modified Tour will complete the program.

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Aaron Rheinsburg Wins Veterans 200 Presented by Steensma

Aaron Rheinsburg - WEBSITE

Aaron Rheinsburg - WEBSITE

After 200 laps Aaron Rheinsburg was only 5.604 seconds ahead of Tristan Dupuis but that was all he needed to win the Veterans 200 Presented by Steensma Sunday night at Kalamazoo Speedway. Dupuis finished second ahead of Shane Miller, Dave Miller and Alan Thorton. Mark Rozell led the second half of the top ten beating out Jeff Cauffman, Jerred Stout, Brock Sweeter and Lindsey Gernaat.

Chris Jennings emerged victorious in the thirty lap Vores Compact Touring Series feature over Todd Metz Jr., Mike Westphall, William Hartmann and Ron Fizzell. Mara Eaton finished sixth beating out Cole Roelofs, Mark Jennings, Ryan Barrett and Steve Vare.

The fifteen lap Powder Puff race was won by Ashley Markille over Juliette Sweeter, Mandy Putnam, Mari McEndarfer and Ruth Beldon.

The Four Cylinder Enduro Series takes a month off before their next event, the Stars & Stripes Enduro Presented by Shifters on Friday night July 4th. The night will feature the largest fireworks display in Kalamazoo Speedway history!

Next Saturday, May 31st NASCAR Whelen All American Series action returns to the Zoo with a SIX in one show featuring the “Little Caesars 50” for the Outlaw Super Late Models. The Super Stocks and Pro Stocks will also be in action with the Super Stocks running for $750 to win. Also on the card will be the USAC HPD Midget series. The Mini Stocks will run for $400 to win while Cyber Stocks will complete the program.

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AJ Foote Becomes the Fifth Outlaw Super Late Model Feature Winner Before Memorial Day

AJ Foote - WEBSITE

AJ Foote - WEBSITE

The Outlaw Super Late Model division at Kalamazoo Speedway has now seen five different winners in the first six races after AJ Foote won the “Lane 75” Saturday night. Foote set quick time earlier in the evening and started the feature from the 13th position. He diligently worked his way through traffic and once he took the top spot he never relinquished it holding off Todd Harrington, Robbie Ferrier, Luke Krick and Jamison Russell to pick up the victory. John Chapman led the second half of the top ten over Marc Casey, Dan Roodvoets, Rick Senneker and Chuck Greer. Point leader Mike Brooks was involved in an accident and finished a disappointing 16th. The finish cut Brooks point lead to just 27 over Chapman with Foote (-40), Harrington (-69) and Krick (-70) rounding out the top five.

A thrilling Super Stock feature saw Buddy Head hold off his brother Kenny after the two made contact in the final corner. Scott Rugg finished third ahead of Brandon Lyons and Rob Hardy. Austin Maynard picked up a sixth place finish beating out Jack Cook, James Roden, Chris Shannon and Patrick Kirkendall. Buddy Head also set quick time and won his heat race while Rugg picked up the win in the other heat. Buddy now leads his brother by 57 points in the championship standings with Rugg (-139) and Shannon (-153) also within striking distance.

Toby Montgomery set quick time, started last and won the thirty lap Pro Stock feature holding off John Foote Jr. over the closing laps for the victory. Veteran Brent Hook finished third ahead of Brad VanAvery and heat race winner Zach Westdorp. The winner of the other heat, Barry Jenkins, led the second five ahead of Budd Hybels, Keith Wilfong, Greg Brown and Terry Hard. Montgomery now leads Foote Jr. by just 32 points with Hook sitting in third just 43 points out of the lead.

Jerime Damron put on a driving clinic in the Mini Stock race to pick up the feature victory over former champion Frank Stager. Former Cyber Stock champion Keith Dunham finished third ahead of last weeks winner Chuck Greer and young Chaz Hook. The second half of the top ten was led by Billy Bussema over Shane Clark, Sierra Lantz, Jeff Presock and Logan Knight. Notable finishers included Noah Gallandt who finished 14th. Greer set quick time for the evening while Clark and Dunham collected the heat victories. Seven Mini Stock drivers sit within just 151 points of each other with Damron leading Dunham by just 46 markers. Greer (-78) sits third ahead of Bussema (-103), Clark (-132), Gallandt (-145) and Stager (-151).

Jerry Jansen Jr. emerged victorious in the Cyber Stock feature holding off Josh Roberts, Brian Gregersen, Keegan Dykstra and Doug Nelson for the victory. Curtis “Tiger” Towne finished sixth beating out Ryan Hufford, TC Burgess, Drew Maxwell and Ryan Burd. Notable finishers included Cliff Lambert who finished 16th. Jansen Jr. also set quick time while Lambert and Nelson won the heat races. Jansen Jr. now holds a 90 point lead over Dykstra in the battle for the championship.

Racing action continues today, the 25th of May, with the Veterans 200 Enduro Presented by Steensma. This event kicks off the 2014 Enduro season and promises to be an action packed event. Also on hand will be the Vores Compact Touring Series making their first visit to the Zoo. There will also be a Powder Puff race and the evening will wrap up with Fireworks!

Next Saturday, May 31st NASCAR Whelen All American Series action returns to the Zoo with a SIX in one show featuring the “Little Caesars 50” for the Outlaw Super Late Models. The Super Stocks and Pro Stocks will also be in action with the Super Stocks running for $750 to win. Also on the card will be the USAC HPD Midget series. The Mini Stocks will run for $400 to win while Cyber Stocks will complete the program.

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Berlin Raceway and Kalamazoo Speedway Announce Combined Point Fund for Outlaw Super Late Model Special Events

Berlin-Kalamazoo Logos

Berlin-Kalamazoo Logos

Two of the premier Outlaw Super Late Model races in the country will share a combined point fund for their 2014 events. Berlin Raceway’s “Money in the Bank” will be run on Wednesday, June 11 and Kalamazoo Speedway’s “Kalamazoo Klash XXII”will be on Wednesday, August 13. Both events will have identical ‘A’Feature payouts and a combined point fund. The purse for each event will be as follows:

$10,000 to win-$4,000-$2,500-$2,250-$2,000-$1,500-$1,400-$1,300-$1,200-$1,100-$1,000-$1,000-$1,000-$1,000-$1,000-$900-$900-$900-$900-$900-$850 on back (26 cars at Berlin, 22 at Kalamazoo)

At the conclusion of Kalamazoo Klash XXII the drivers that make the ‘A’Feature for both events will have their finishing positions in the two events averaged and the top ten average finishers will receive a share of a combined point fund for the two events. The Bonus Point Fund however will not be a traditional point fund with the driver placing the best average finish being guaranteed the most money. Instead, the top 10 best average finishers will “Draw”1-10 for their specific amount. (ex. A driver that finishes an average of 9th place will have the same chance at winning an extra $1,500 as the winner of the two race series would have.) The amounts to draw from for the 2 race event will be:

$1,500-$1,000-$700-$600-$550-$500-$500-$500-$400-$400

If there is a tie for the tenth position the tie will be broken by the average qualifying position for the two events. If the tie can still not be broken the drivers will simply split the money.

The addition of the point fund will bring the combined payout for these two events to over $90,000 which should make both of these “can’t miss” events for any Outlaw Super Late Model team or fan. Berlin Raceway promoter Mike Bursley stated, “This is a great way to show that Racing Community needs to work with one another. Together we have structured something that is different and unique for not only the racers but for the spectators as well.” Gary Howe, promoter of Kalamazoo Speedway said, “We feel that this could be a huge step in getting pavement tracks to work together in an attempt to save the Outlaw Super Late Model division.”

All the information for the Money in the Bank 125 can be found at http://www.berlinraceway.com/documents/MoneyintheBankform2014-1.pdf. Information on Kalamazoo Klash XXII will be announced in the coming weeks on http://www.kalamazoospeedway.com/.

John Long Wins “Scott’s Cards 50” @ the Zoo

John Long - WEBSITE

John Long - WEBSITE

John Long became the fourth different winner in the first five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model features of the season at Kalamazoo Speedway on Saturday night. Long set quick time of the twenty-three cars on the property and had to start deep in the field for the fifty lap feature. He methodically worked his way through traffic and took the lead late in the event from Mark Shook, who would eventually retire and finish 18th. Point leader Mike “Bubba” Brooks finished second ahead of Cory Pressler, Todd Harrington and John Chapman. The second half of the top ten was led by Luke Krick over Jamison Russell, AJ Foote, Matt Frazier and Chuck Greer. Last week’s feature winner Rick Senneker also retired early and finished a disappointing 19th. Brooks point lead now sits at 71 points ahead of Chapman with Foote (-110), Krick (-126) and Harrington (-127) rounding out the top five.

Nineteen Super Stocks took to the track Saturday with Buddy Head once again setting quick time. Buddy started deep in the field for the thirty-five lap feature but still emerged victorious over his brother Kenny, who finished second. Rodney Smith made his first appearance of the season and finished a solid third ahead of Chris Shannon and Scott Rugg. Kelli Jo Hofacker took the checkered flag in sixth beating out Rodney Spencer, Patrick Kirkendall, Rob Hardy and Jerry Pierman. Notable finishers included Jordan Hunderman, who finished a lap down in 15th.

The Pro Stocks ran the “Pro Stock Rumble Presented by Cool 101” and continued their streak of thrilling the crowd with exciting racing. Defending champion John Foote Jr. picked up the victory over fast qualifier Toby Montgomery, veteran Brent Hook, Budd Hybels and young Ryan Beadle. The second half of the top ten was led by Keith Wilfong over Zach Westdorp, Greg Brown, Barry Jenkins and Chad Wilkins. Notable finishers included former champion Lloyd Brooks, who finished 14th. The top four drivers in the points are now all within just 75 points with Montgomery leading the way over Foote Jr. (-26), Hook (-32) and Lloyd Brooks (-75)

Chuck Greer came out on top of an intense Mini Stock feature holding off Logan Knight for the victory. Greer and Knight were the last place and next to last place starters on the grid but worked their way through the field for a 1-2 finish. Billy Bussema wound up third ahead of point leader Jerime Damron and former Cyber Stock champion Keith Dunham. Chaz Hook led the second half of the top ten over Brian Echtinaw, Todd Metz Sr., Garry Hale and Shane Clark. Noah Gallandt entered the evening third in points but was involved in an accident and finished 11th. Greer also set quick time and won his heat race, while Bussema picked up the win in the other heat. The Mini Stocks now see an incredible eight drivers within just 151 points, led by Damron over Dunham (33). Greer’s perfect night now moves him to third, just 68 markers back and ahead of Bussema (-71), Gallandt (-78), Clark (-105), former champion Frank Stager (-138) and Knight (-151).

Fast qualifier Jerry Jansen Jr. set quick time, started dead last, and picked up the victory in the twenty lap Cyber Stock feature. Dion Vrooman finished an impressive second ahead of Cliff Lambert, Keegan Dykstra and Drew Maxwell. Doug Nelson finished sixth beating out Matt Majewski, Ryan Hufford, Brian Gregersen and TC Burgess. Notable finishers included Bob Miller in 12th, Dan Rigoni in 13th and Kyle Jansen in 16th. Heat race wins went to Dykstra and Maxwell. Jansen Jr.’s point lead is now 75 points ahead of Dykstra with Lambert (-120), Hufford (-140) and Burgess (-157) rounding out the top five.

This weekend will be the first double header weekend of the year at Kalamazoo Speedway! First on Saturday, May 24 race fans will get to witness another full five in one show featuring the “Lane 75” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models. This will be a 75 lap, $1,500 to win event for the Zoo’s premier division. Fans will get to see if the division can produce a fifth different winner before Memorial Day. Also on the ticket will be the Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks. After the races, there will be a pit party featuring the Dani Jamerson Band. All fans and teams are invited to attend the FREE party following what promises to be another thrilling evening of racing.

Then on Sunday, May 25 the 2014 Kalamazoo Speedway Enduro season kicks off with the running of the “Veterans 200 Presented by Steensma”. In addition to the 200 lap Enduro fans will also get to witness the Vores Compact Touring Series, who will make their first ever visit to the Zoo. The series will kick the evening off with heat races at 6:30. The Enduro will take place following the Vores Compact Touring Series main event and the on track action for the evening will then conclude with the fan favorite Powder Puff event. Kalamazoo Speedway will then light up the sky with the first Fireworks display of the 2014 season.

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Rick Senneker Wins “Cool 101 Shootout”

Rick Senneker - WEBSITE

Rick Senneker - WEBSITE

Rick Senneker held off a hard charging AJ Foote to pick up the “Cool 101 Shootout” victory in the Outlaw Super Late Model division Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway.  Point leader Mike “Bubba” Brooks finished third ahead of Luke Krick and Matt Krywosinski.  “Gentleman” John Chapman led the second half of the top ten ahead of Andrew Devreese, Marc Casey, Chuck Greer and fast qualifier Mark Shook.  Notable finishers included Todd Harringon in 12th and Matt Frazier in 14th.  Tom Rutherford and Senneker won the heats.  Brooks continues to lead the points but several drivers are within striking distance in case he falters including Chapman (-51), Foote (-82), Krick (-108), Harrington (-113), Senneker (-121), Frazier (-144) and Shook (-149).

The Super Stock feature saw Scott Rugg emerge victorious over fast qualifier Buddy Head and his brother Kenny Head.  Kelli Jo Hofacker and Larry Hollenbeck rounded out the top five.  The second half of the top ten was led by Jerry Pierman over Rob Hardy, Jake Hopwood, Chris Shannon and TK Whitman.  Hardy and Shannon won the heat races.  Buddy Head now leads brother Kenny by just forty three points in the battle for the Super Stock championship but several other drivers are in the mix as well including Hofacker (-82), Rugg (-83), Shannon (-98), Pierman (-154) and Jordan Hunderman (-157).

The Pro Stock division continued their streak of putting on great races with Toby Montgomery setting fast time, starting last and driving his way through the field to pick up the victory.   Veteran Brent Hook finished second ahead of defending champion John Foote Jr., Lloyd Brooks and Bran VanAvery.  Rookie Barry Jenkins finished sixth beating out Zach Westdorp, Greg Brown, Danny Oxford and Keith Wilfong.  Foot Jr. and VanAvery collected the heat race victories.  Montgomery now holds a slim twenty point lead in the standings over Brent Hook while Brooks (-23), Foote Jr. (-28), Jenkins (-125) and Brown (-158) are also in the mix.

The Mini Stock division ran “Mini Stock Madness Presented by Titan Equipment”.  When the smoke cleared former Cyber Stock track champion Keith Dunham was standing in victory lane after defeating point leader Jerime Damron.  Noah Gallandt ended up third ahead of Chuck Greer and former champion Frank Stager.  The second half of the top ten was led by young Chaz Hook over Billy Bussema, Ryan Echtinaw, Sierra Lantz and Shane Clark.  Logan Night was the evening’s fastest qualifier while Bussema and Lantz won the heats.  The Mini Stock point battle is incredibly close with ten drivers separated by just 152 points.  Damron currently holds the lead by thirty four points over Dunham while Gallandt (-40), Stager (-45) and Bussema (-73) round out the top five.  The second half of the top ten is led by Clark (-81) over Greer (-88), Chaz Hook (-139), Knight (-146) and Lantz (-152).

The Cyber Stocks also had a special event with the running of the “Cybernetic 20 Presented by 7UP”.   Bob Miller held off a hard charging Jerry Jansen Jr. down the stretch to pick up the victory.  Rookie Dan Rigoni finished an impressive third ahead of Josh Roberts and Drew Maxwell.  The second half of the top ten saw Curtis Towne finished sixth ahead of Doug Nelson, Ryan Hufford, Jerry Jansen III and Kyle Jansen.  Notable finishers included Keegan Dykstra in 11th, TC Burgess in 13th and Cliff Lambert in 14th.  Lambert set quick time while the heat wins went to Jansen III and Keegan Dykstra.  Jansen Jr. now holds a fifty-nine point lead over Dykstra while an incredible twelve drivers sit within just 159 points of the lead.  Hufford (-103) is currently third ahead of Burgess (-107), Lambert (-108), Miller (-111), Kyle Jansen (-116), Roberts (-119), Jerry Jansen III (-135), Nelson (-142), Rigoni (-157) and Maxwell (-159).

This Saturday night, May 17 red hot racing action return to Kalamazoo Speedway with another full five in one show featuring the “Scott’s Cards 50” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models.  The Super Stock division will also be on hand, as will the Pro Stock division who will be running the “Pro Stock Rumble Presented by Cool 101”.  Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will complete the program.  It will also be the first Kidz Nite of the season at the speedway.

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Open Practice Announced for This Thursday, May 8

John Chapman

John Chapman

Kalamazoo Speedway officials have announced there will be an open practice this Thursday, May 8.  The pit gates will open at 5:00 and practice will go from 5:30-9:00.  All cars are welcome and grandstand admission will be FREE!

This Saturday night, May 10 NASCAR racing returns to the Zoo with another full five in one show featuring the “Cool 101 Shootout” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models.  The Super Stocks and Pro Stocks also return, as do the Mini Stocks, who will run “Mini Stock Madness Presented by Titan Equipment”.  The Cyber Stocks will also have their first special of the season with the running of the “Cybernetic 25 Presented by 7UP”.

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“Bubba” Wins “92.5 the ZUU Shootout” at the Zoo

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike “Bubba” Brooks drove from the back to the front and then held off a late challenge from Spencer Wortinger to win the “92.5 the ZUU Shootout” Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway.  Wortinger dropped off the track in the closing laps handing second position to John Long, who made his first visit to Kalamazoo this season.  AJ Foote finished third ahead of John Chapman and Matt Krywosinski.  The second half of the top ten was led by Matt Frazier ahead of last week’s winner Matt Corliss, Todd Harrington, Rick Senneker and Dave Simpson.  Notable finishers included Luke Krick, who was involved in an accident and finished 16th.  Mark Shook set quick time while Marc Casey and Chuck Greer won the heat races.  The win increases the point lead for Brooks to forty points ahead of John Chapman.  Harrington (-70), Foote (-79) and Frazier (-92) round out the top five in the standings after three events.

The Super Stocks ran “Super Stock Mania Presented by Weller Auto Parts” and saw Buddy Head set quick time and pick up the victory.  Chris Shannon finished second beating out Scott Rugg, Jordan Hunderman and Jerry Pierman.  Kelli Jo Hofacker finished sixth ahead of Kenny Head, Jack Cook, Ron Landis and Rob Hardy.  Buddy Head’s point lead now sits at forty-two points ahead of his brother Kenny after three events.  Rugg (-65), Hofacker (-70) and Shannon (-73) complete the top five.

Lloyd Brooks made it three different winners in three races for the Pro Stock division after setting quick time earlier in the evening.  Defending champion John Foote Jr. finished second ahead of Toby Montgomery, Brent Hook and Greg Brown.  Barry Jenkins finished sixth beating out Brad VanAvery, Ron Landis, Budd Hybels and Keith Wilfong.  Lloyd Brooks and John Foote Jr. picked up the heat wins.

Former Cyber Stock champion and fast qualifier Keith Dunham picked up an extremely impressive win in the Mini Stock feature.  Former Mini Stock champion Frank Stager finished second ahead of Shane Clark, Jerime Damron and Billy Bussema.  The second half of the top ten was led by Chuck Greer over Noah Gallandt, Andrew Brest, Logan Knight and Sierra Lantz.  Brest and Damron picked up the heat race victories.

A thrilling photo finish in the Cyber Stock feature saw Jerry Jansen III beat out Kyle Jansen for the victory.  Keegan Dykstra was a solid third ahead of Dan Rigoni and Doug Nelson.  Ryan Hufford finished sixth ahead of Drew Maxwell, Curtis Towne, Kyle Shannon and Dion Vrooman.  Several notables had rough evenings including Brian Gregerson (13th), Cliff Lambert (14th), Jerry Jansen Jr. (15th) and TC Burgess (16th).  Jansen Jr. set quick time while Vrooman and Burgess won the heat races.

This Saturday night, May 10 NASCAR racing returns to the Zoo with another full five in one show featuring the “Cool 101 Shootout” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models.  The Super Stocks and Pro Stocks also return, as do the Mini Stocks, who will run “Mini Stock Madness Presented by Titan Equipment”.  The Cyber Stocks will also have their first special of the season with the running of the “Cybernetic 25 Presented by 7UP”.

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Corliss Shocks the Zoo by Winning Titan Equipment 50

Matt Corliss

Matt Corliss

Veteran driver Matt Corliss shocked the crowd by winning the Titan Equipment 50 for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway.  “Gentleman” John Chapman challenged Corliss to the final lap but came up just short by finishing second ahead of Billy Shannon, Rick Senneker and Marty Crawford.  The second half of the top ten was led by Matt Frazier over Marc Casey, Luke Krick, Matt Krywosinski and AJ Foote.  Defending champion and Intimidator 100 winner Mike “Bubba” Brooks was involved in an incident and finished a disappointing 11th.  Todd Harrington set quick time while Foote and Casey won the heats.  Despite the accident Brooks moves to the lead in the Outlaw Super Late Model point standings by just twenty markers over Chapman.  Harrington (-32) sits third ahead of a Crawford (-37) and Krick (-37).  Next up for the Outlaw Super Late Models is the “92.5 the ZUU Shootout” coming up this Saturday, May 3.

Buddy Head set quick time in the Super Stock division, which started him dead last on the field but the veteran driver picked his way through traffic to collect his second win in as many races in the 2014 season.  Former champion Kenny Head (Buddy’s brother) finished a solid second ahead of Scott Rugg, who picked up a podium finish for the second consecutive week.  Jake Hopwood and Kelli Jo Hofacker rounded out the top five finishers ahead of Chris Shannon, Larry Hollenbeck, Jordan Hunderman, Jerry Pierman and James Roden.  The Head brothers swept the heat races and also sit atop of the point standings with Buddy a mere sixteen points ahead of Kenny.  Hofacker (-44), Hopwood (-48) and Rugg (-49) complete the top five.  The Super Stocks have their first special of the week coming up this Saturday with the running of “Super Stock Mania Presented by Weller Auto Parts”.

For the second consecutive week the Pro Stock division saw a thrilling finish with Brent Hook emerging victorious this time.  Hook held off a three wide challenge by fast qualifier John Foote Jr. and last week’s winner Toby Montgomery to pick up the victory.  Barry Jenkins finished a solid fourth while former champion Lloyd Brooks completed the top five.  The second half of the top ten was led by Budd Hybels over Ryan Beadle, Greg Brown, Zach Westdorp and Josh Highbaugh.  Keith Wilfong, who entered the night fifth in the points led early, but had a fuel problem and finished 11th.  After two weeks Montgomery had a slim four point lead on Hook with Foote Jr. (-14), Brooks (-18) and Hybels (-58) rounding out the top five.

The Mini Stocks had the crowd on their feet Saturday night with another exciting event.  When the checkered flag flew Billy Bussema picked up his first win of the season holding off Noah Gallandt, Shane Clark, Chaz Hook and former Cyber Stock champion Keith Dunham.  Former Mini Stock champion Frank Stager led the second half of the top ten over Jerime Damron, Logan Knight, Sierra Lantz and fast qualifier Chuck Greer.  Jeremy Collins, who entered the night second in points, finished a disappointing 11th.  Gallandt and Chaz Hook picked up the heat race victories.  After two events Damron is the point leader by just six markers over Gallandt.  Bussema (-12), Stager (-27) and Chaz Hook (-28) round out the top five.

Jerry Jansen Jr. set quick time, started last and drove all the way to the victory in the Cyber Stock feature beating out Jerry Jansen III, TC Burgess, Keegan Dykstra and Ryan Hufford.  Defending champion Jack Cook was sixth ahead of Kyle Jansen, Brian Gregersen, Josh Roberts and DJ Oxford.  Cliff Lambert, who entered the event fourth in points, had a disappointing 11th place finish.  Roberts and Hufford won the heats.  After two events Jansen Jr. finds himself atop the standings over Burgess (-26), Dykstra (-57), Lambert (-61) and Gregersen (-77).

This Saturday, May 3 another full five in one show returns to the Zoo featuring the “92.5 the ZUU Shootout” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models.  The Super Stocks will run “Super Stock Mania Presented by Weller Auto Parts” while the Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will complete the program.  It will also be Autograph Night and Scout Night.

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