Super Shoe Nationals XXVII Camping Rules & Regulations

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  • Due to the growing popularity of this event as well as the limited amount of space, there will be no saving excessively large camping spots for extra room or an area to park your car haulers.  If you are roping off an area for 6 camper units, you must pay for all 6 campers units at the time you are saving these 6 spots.  Each camping spot is going to be figured at approximately 20’ wide x 50’ deep.   We will not allow a 100’ x 100’ area to be roped off for 3 or 4 campers……we no longer have the room to do this.  We have an area across the street that many of the haulers will be parked at; there is simply not enough room to save huge area’s for just 3 or 4 camper units as well as 4 pickups & 4 enclosed trailers.  Anyone claiming to sleep in their car trailer; this will then be treated as a camper unit & be assessed the $50 clean up fee (includes two grandstand tickets to Saturday’s races).
  • Super Shoe XXVII will be a fantastic weekend but there are rules that must be followed to keep this event alive & well!!  The Kalamazoo County Mounted Division, the Kalamazoo County Sherriff’s Department, as well as the Alamo Fire Department (to keep a check on camp fires, fireworks & fire lanes throughout the camping area) will be patrolling the campground the entire weekend.
  • All Golf Cart/ATV rules will strictly be enforced; no drivers under the age of 14 will be allowed-no driving over 10mph-all cars will be parked at midnight on every night.  If you are caught going against these rules, your cart/ATV will be impounded for the weekend or you will be ask to leave the property for the remainder of the weekend.
  • The Kalamazoo Speedway Staff as well as the Kalamazoo County Sherriff’s Department has the right to have you escorted off our property for Super Shoe Weekend.  Absolutely no fighting or under aged drinking will be tolerated or allowed on Kalamazoo Speedway property!
  • There will be a $50 Clean-up fee charged for each camper which will include two grandstand passes to Saturday’s races.

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Bozell’s Steal the Show @ Call of the Wild

Phil Bozell

Phil Bozell

2011 Outlaw Super Late Model champion Phil Bozell held off a late challenge from his 12-time championship winning father Andy to claim the Call of the Wild victory Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway.  Andy, who came up just short of breaking his own world record during Raceceiver Qualifying Hour with a lap of 10.121 seconds (133.386mph), pulled beside his son in the late laps but Phil worked lapped traffic to perfection and held on for the win.  Marc Casey finished a very impressive third ahead of Mike Shewchuk and Kelli Jo Hofacker.  The second half of the top ten was led by Todd Currier ahead of Robby Henderson, Dave Simpson, Josh Trammel and Nate Moon.  AJ Foote won the ‘B’ Feature while David Elliott won the ‘C’.

The Outlaw Mini Stock division saw 1995 Super Stock champion Billy Shannon pick up the victory over teammate Mike McKee.  Jeremy Collins finished third ahead of youngster Chaz Hook and veteran Billy Bussema.  Shane Clark led the second half of the top ten over Logan Knight, Curtis Towne, Steve Coffey and Will Slaughter.  Shannon also set quick time with a lap of 13.771 seconds.

Todd Metz Jr. put on an impressive driving display to pick up the victory in the Outlaw FWD.  Fast qualifier Jason Essex finished second ahead of Jerry Jansen Jr., Travis Loop and TC Burgess.  Veteran driver Jordan Hunderman finished sixth ahead of Mike Westphal, Matt Majewski, Bob Brown and Josh Roberts.

Next on the schedule is the grand-daddy of them all, the 27th annual Super Shoe Nationals.  This Saturday, September 21st at noon teams and fans will be allowed the begin marking off their camping spots in preparation for Super Shoe Nationals XXVII.  Then on Friday, September 27th the racing weekend will begin with practice and qualifying.  Grandstand admission will be FREE for Friday.  Saturday, September 28th will see heat races, the fan favorite Dash for Cash and last chance races.  Then on Super Sunday, September 29th, fans can witness all the features including the 75 lap main event.

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Are You Crazy? Andy Bozell To Try For Nine-Second Barrier In The Call Of The Wild

Andy Bozell-2

Andy Bozell-2

The 7th annual Call of the Wild Presented by Raceiver and Sweet Manufacturing will be held at Kalamazoo Speedway this Saturday.  This event has become a staple of the track schedule since it was introduced to challenge Randy Sweet’s all time track and world record lap in 2007, which was, at the time, a 10.746-second lap set back in 1982.
 
This event features Outlaw Super Late Models with sprint car wings, sideboards and whatever creations the drivers can come up with to satisfy their need for speed.  As has been the case throughout the history of the event, the highlight of the night is actually not the racing itself, but the World Record Qualifying hour.  The qualifying round allows the fastest eight drivers from practice automatically getting locked into the 50-lap “A” Feature, then going out in a no-holds-barred attempt at the fastest lap an attempt to break a World Record.  This year, a World Record run means a $2,000 bonus.
 
The first year of the event in 2007 saw dirt track veteran Terry Sroufe get to a 10.800-second lap, which did not break Sweet’s record.  In 2008 though, another dirt racing veteran, Curt Spalding, did finally break Sweet’s 26-year-old record with a 10.715.  A year later, Spalding shattered his own mark by nearly a half a second by turning a 10.217. The 2010 version of the event saw Andy Bozell lower the record even more to a 10.038.
 
In 2011, the 12-Time Kalamazoo Speedway Outlaw Super Late Model Track Champion Bozell, a member of the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame, do it again.  Bozell lowered the World Record to a staggering 10.020-seconds, which averages out to 134.730mph.  The 2012 version of the race would be only the second time in the events history that the World Record did not fall as Bozell could only post a 10.157 in his wicked creation sporting the #70 for car owner Harry Foote, Jr.
 
Getting into an Outlaw Super Late Model in the first place takes some guts.  To do it in a souped-up version of an already-fast racecar and not even lift off the gas pedal around a 3/8-mile track like Kalamazoo takes even more than that, according to Bozell.
 
“It takes a special kind of preparation to go out and go absolutely as fast as you can with the very best of everything you’ve got.” Bozell explained.  “You have to mentally prepare yourself more so than anything else.  All of your normal marks in a regular Late Model don’t exist.  Plus you can’t take your foot off the gas at all, which goes against everything you normally do in a race car on a short track.  The whole thing is a special deal all its own.  I’m happy we only do it once or twice a year.”
 
While strapping in for a World Record qualifying attempt is intense for the drivers, the Call of the Wild event allows fans a unique opportunity to witness fearless history.
 
“That’s why we do this, it’s for the fans,” added Bozell.  “There’s no pressure at all as far as fighting for points or battling with another driver, it’s simply about going as fast as we possibly can.  But man, I really wanted to get into that nine-second bracket (last year).  It actually felt like the motor laid down a little, but man we tried.  We put the big tires on it, took about 400 pounds of weight out of the car and went for it.  That’s all we can do, but we’ll be back to do it again.  I can’t wait for this weekend.”
 
To compare Bozell’s World Record run in 2011 to another blazing-fast form of racing, the fastest lap ever recorded for a Winged Sprint Car at Kalamazoo was a 10.270-second lap.  That lap, which was more than two-tenths of a second slower than Bozell’s record, was set by Jason Blonde in 2010.  In one appearance by Winged Sprint Cars at Kalamazoo this season, Jojo Helberg was able to run a 10.305-seconnd lap.
 
To further compare the wicked fast speeds of this event, the all-time Outlaw Super Late Models track record, running cars per the rulebook, is an 11.826, set just over a month ago during Kalamazoo Klash XXI by Ross Meeuwsen.
 
After the World Record Qualifying round, there’s still a race to be held.  Last year, the headlining Call of the Wild 50-lap “A” Feature would see Bozell take his frustrations for not breaking the record again out on the entire field.  He started last, 18th, on the grid and was in the lead by lap nine.  By lap 27 had the entire field down a lap.  By the end of the race, Bozell had lapped everyone up to third place at least twice.  He parked his #70 Parr Trucking machine into victory lane, winning $1,500 in the process.
 
“It was a fun race,” recalled Bozell.  “The closure rate when going around other cars is incredible, so you have to be on your toes for sure.  We have had that car put away for a while and only recently got it back out to shake it down.  We went to Galesburg (Speedway in near-by Galesburg, Michigan) for a ‘run what you brung show’ (September 1st) and it was really good there.  So we’re ready to go and see if we can get into the nine-second bracket this time.”
 
The Pit Gates open at 2:00pm ET Saturday.  Fans often camp out at the track early to see all of the creations roll into the track.  Practice starts at 3:00pm., and as has been the case for this event, the top eight overall in Practice are locked into “Raceceiver Qualifying Hour. “  There, the eight fastest teams will have one hour to attempt to break the world record.  Everyone else will qualify as normal, starting at 5:15pm. Racing begins at 7:00pm., with the Front Wheel Drive and Rear Wheel Drive Four-Cylinder portions of the Call of the Wild before the event’s Qualifying Hour starts at approximately 8:00pm.
 
The fastest qualifier for the event will receive $1,000 cash plus a $500 Sweet Manufacturing certificate.  If the fastest qualifier also sets a new world record they will receive an additional $2,000 bonus as well.  In addition to the excitement of the world record attempts, the night will feature a 50-Lap, $1,500 to win feature for the Outlaw V-8 machines. In total, a potential payday of $4,000 is available to one driver if they can reset the World Record and then go on to Win the 50-Lap main.
 
Speed51.com will be on hand with Live Trackside Now Coverage starting at 2:30pm.
 
By Matt Prieur, Speed51.com Midwest Editor – Twitter: @MattPrieur

 

2013 Call of the Wild Presented by Raceceiver & Sweet Manufacturing Details Announced!

Andy Bozell

Andy Bozell

The 2013 version of the “Call of the Wild” will take place Saturday night, September 14 at Kalamazoo Speedway.  The event will once again be presented by Raceceiver and Sweet Manufacturing and will feature “Raceceiver Qualifying Hour” where the fastest eight cars from practice will have one hour to try and break the World Record for a 3/8 mile track.  If a driver is successful in breaking the record (10.020 set by Andy Bozell on 9-17-11) they will receive a $1,000 world record bonus plus $1,000 for fast time and a $500 Sweet Manufacturing certificate.

For all information on the 2013 Call of the Wild Presented by Raceceiver and Sweet Manufacturing visit the 2013 Call of the Wild Information Sheet.

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Night of Destruction 2013 Coming Up This Saturday Night!

Razin Kane

Razin Kane

One of Kalamazoo Speedway’s most highly anticipated gut wrenching entertainment events of the season NIGHT OF DESTRUCTION 2013, takes place this Saturday at 7pm.

Come and see the Monster Trucks “Razin Kane” and “Ice Cream Man” as well as the World Famous Bus Races at the Zoo.  If you haven’t seen one of our Gauntlet Races yet, you won’t believe your eyes.  Also see a Motorcycle Stunt Show, Train Races, a Seek and Destroy event, FWD Demolition Derby, Skid Plate Races, Flag Pole Races and don’t forget the Kalamazoo Speedway Fireworks Spectacular following the show!

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“Bubba” Wins Allstar Performance 100 & Outlaw Super Late Model Championship

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Mike “Bubba” Brooks entered Saturday nights “Allstar Performance 100 Presented by Lane Automotive” with a two point advantage over fast qualifier and defending champion Brian Bergakker, meaning whichever driver finished better in the race would be crowned the champion.  The two drivers put on an incredible show for the entire 100 lap event with Brooks emerging victorious by 0.509 seconds to claim the victory and the title.  Mark Shook ended his season with an impressive third place finish ahead of Todd Currier and Rick Senneker.  The second half of the top ten was led by Bill Tomlinson over Dan Roodvoets, Matt Bainbridge, Luke Krick and Dick Bissett.

Buddy Head locked up the 2013 Super Stock championship after his third place qualifying effort giving him his second Super Stock title.  In the forty lap feature veteran driver Chris Orr held off a late charge from Kenny Head to pick up the victory.  Rodney Smith, Matt Corliss and Chris Shannon rounded out the top five.  Jim Sternaman finished sixth ahead of Ryan Wheeler, fast qualifier Kelli Jo Hofacker, Darren Lane and Lindsey Katz.  Buddy Head was involved in an accident that took him out of the event on lap 19, which relegated him to a 14th place finish.

The Pro Stock feature saw some drama as point leader John Foote was involved in an early accident and for a moment it appeared the title could be in jeopardy.  Foote however made a very impressive recovery to finish 8th and secure his first Kalamazoo Speedway championship.  Brad VanAvery won the thirty lap feature over fast qualifier Lloyd Brooks, Jerry Pierman, Greg Brown and Tyler Hufford.  The second half of the top ten was led by Brent Hook over Tom Wright, Foote, Toby Montgomery and Mark “Big Show” Fliearman.  Notable finishers included Bud Hybels, who finished 17th.

Dave Long wrapped up the Mini Stock championship a week early but came back Saturday night and put an exclamation point on his season by setting fast time and winning the twenty-five lap feature.  Jeremy Collins finished second ahead of Jerime Damron, Billy Bussema and Andrew Brest.  Shane Clark came home sixth beating out Steve Potter, Rick Mann Sr., Curtis Towne and Doug Smith.

The battle for the Cyber Stock championship came all the way down to the last lap, with Jack Cook picking up his first Kalamazoo Speedway title.  Jerry Jansen Jr. set quick time and won the feature over Cook, Barry Jenkins, Felicia Meade and Jerry Jansen III.  The second half of the top ten was led by Doug Nelson over Tyler McGhan, Allie Hufford, Matt Majewski and Brian Gregersen.

On Sunday the Enduro cars took center stage with veteran driver Tristan Dupuis emerging as the victor of the Kalamazoo Klassic 200 Presented by McDonald’s Towing.  Corey Miechiels finished second ahead of Don Simmons Sr., Sam Andrews and Jeff Cauffman.  Harold Bloomer led the second half of the top ten over Shane Miller, Jim Cauffman, John Chapman and Don Simmons Jr.  The battle for the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Enduro championship will conclude on Saturday, October 12th with the running of the Pumpkin Patch 200 Presented by VanGuard Fire & Security Systems.

This Saturday night, September 7th is the fan favorite Night of Destruction!  Some of the events planned for this Saturday include Monster Trucks, Bus Races, a Motorcycle Stunt Show, the Gauntlet Race, Train Races, FWD Demolition Derby, Skid Plate Races, Seek & Destroy and Flag Pole Races.  The night will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display.

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Bergakker Wins Edelbrock 50, Gains More Points on Brooks

Photo by Jacob Shaughnessy
Photo by Jacob Shaughnessy

Photo by Jacob Shaughnessy

Brian Bergakker picked the win in the Edelbrock 50 for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway but more importantly he closed to within just four points of point leader and second place finisher Mike “Bubba” Brooks in the battle for the 2013 championship.  Brooks made a late charge at Bergakker knowing the point’s situation but came up just short.  Rick Senneker finished third ahead of Mark Shook and Brandon Lyons.  John Chapman led he seconds half of the top ten over Billy Shannon, Bill Tomlinson, Matt Frazier and Luke Krick.  Bergakker also set quick time while Brooks and Frazier picked up the evening’s heat race victories.

The Super Stock Spectacular Presented by 92.5 the ZUU saw a thrilling finished with point leader Buddy Head emerging victorious over Eric McGlothlen, who made his first appearance of the season.  Cory Kruzel finished third ahead of Ryan Wheeler and Kelli Jo Hofacker.  The second half of the top ten was led by Rodney Smith over Darren Lane, Chris Orr, Chris Shannon and Lindsey Katz.  Notable finishers included fast qualifier Kenny Head, who finished 18th and saw his championship hopes take a huge hit.  Buddy Head now takes a 104 point lead into season championship night over his brother Kenny.

Another exciting Pro Stock feature saw fast qualifier Toby Montgomery pick up the victory.  Bud Hybels, Brent Hook, Tom Wright and Ryan Beadle completed the top five finishers.  Danny Oxford led the second half of the top ten over Jim Leonard, Ron Chaffee, Rob Ruimveld and point leader John Foote Jr.  Notable finishers included early race leader Brad VanAvery, who suffered a mechanical failure and finished 11th.  VanAvery did pick up a heat race win, as did Foote Jr.  Five drivers mathematically enter Season Championship night with a shot at leaving with the Pro Stock championship trophy.  Foote’s point lead has been cut to 62 points over Montgomery with Hook (-70), VanAvery (-106) and Hybels (-131) all being mathematically eligible to still win the crown.

Dave Long not only won the Mini Stock feature Saturday night he clinched the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Mini Stock championship in the process.  Jeremy Collins finished seconds ahead of teammate Shane Clark while Doug Smith and Chaz Hook rounded out the top five.  Noah Gallandt led the second half of the top ten over Joel Ritsema, Keith Dunham, Rick Mann Sr. and Curtis Towne.  Long also set quick time while Clark and Collins won the heat races.

Cyber Stock Mania Presented by Renegade saw fast qualifier Jerry Jansen Jr. pick up the biggest payday of the season for the Cyber Stocks by defeating Josh Roberts, point leader Jack Cook, Dale Leonard and Tyler McGhan.  Championship contender Barry Jenkins finished sixth ahead of Felicia Meade, Jerry Jansen III, Allie Hufford and Walter Nielson IV.  Cook enters the season’s final event just 17 points ahead of Jenkins in the battle for the Cyber Stock championship.

This Saturday night, August 31 the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway regular season concludes with Season Championship night for all five divisions featuring the “Allstar Performance 100 Presented by Lane Automotive” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models.  Mike “Bubba” Brooks enters the event JUST FOUR points ahead of defending champion Brian Bergakker in the battle for the Outlaw Super Late Model championship.  100 laps stand between these two men and one trophy.  The Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will also be in action with Super Stocks, Pro Stocks and Cyber Stocks still needing to decide their champions as well.

Then on Sunday, September 1 the Kalamazoo Speedway Enduro Series returns to action with their third event of 2013, the Kalamazoo Klassic 200 Presented by McDonald’s Towing.  Drivers expected to challenge for the victory include point leader Corey Miechiels, Dave Miller, Don Simmons Sr., Harold Bloomer, Jeff Cauffman and several others.  In addition to the 200 lap enduro the evening will also see Spectator Drags and a Powder Puff Enduro.

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TERRY SENNEKER CLAIMS HIS 3RD “KALAMAZOO KLASH” VICTORY, WHILE PHIL BOZELL CLAIMS THE TEMPLATE BODIED SUPER LATEMODEL RACE

Photo By Jacob Shaughnessy
Photo By Jacob Shaughnessy

Photo By Jacob Shaughnessy

The 21st Annual “Kalamazoo Klash” lived upto the anticipation and excitement that everyone thought it would be.  A good field of cars in both the Outlaw Latemodels and the Super Latemodels showed upto the Kalamazoo Speedway and both divisions put on a great show.  Two Berlin Raceway regulars claimed the Fast Qualifier awards between the two divisions with Tim Devos claiming the Fast Qualifier award in the Super Latemodels and Ross Meeuwsen claiming the Fast Qualifier and award and New Track Record in the Outlaw Latemodels.  The evening started out with the “Kalamazoo Klash” B Feature as local competitor John Chapman claimed the win and elected to take the trophy and payout instead of starting the tail of the A Feature.

The Super Latemodels were the next event of the evening as they would go 100 laps for the $7500 payday.  Phil Bozell and Jordan Dahlke started on the front row for the event with Phil Bozell jumping out to the early lead.  Bozell would continue to lead with Dahlke not far behind trying to chase him down.  By lap 30, last year’s winner Johnny VanDoorn had moved upto 3rd and on lap 38 he would pass Bozell to take the lead.  On the next lap, VanDoorn and Bozell were battling hard for the lead as they made contact and VanDoorn would get out of shape and falling back to about 5th position and Bozell would retake the lead.  It only took VanDoorn 10 laps to catch Bozell and retake the lead for a 2nd time as he would start to pull away.  By lap 60, VanDoorn continued to lead with Bozell, Ross Kenseth, Tim Devos, and Brian Bergakker running in the top 5.  Bozell was working hard on the outside closing in on VanDoorn as it appeared that last year’s winner had used up his tires and starting to fall off.  By lap 73, Bozell would catch Vandoorn and retake the lead and Kenseth would follow moving into 2nd.  Lap 77 the caution came out for VanDoorn as he would stop on the track, he would refire his car and start at the tail.  Steve Dorer who started near the back had moved into the 5th position at this point.  The last 20 laps was the most exciting part of the race as Bozell, Kenseth, and Bergakker would fight hard for the top 3 spots almost making it 3-wide at some points.  Bozell who was using the outside line most of the day was extremely strong coming off the corners and would maintain the lead with Kenseth, and Bergakker glued to his back bumper.  On lap 97, Kenseth would drive into turns 3 and 4 a little to hard challenging Bozell for the lead and would spin out causing a caution and he would have to restart in the back.  This would set up a side by side restart between 2011 Outlaw Latemodel Champ Phil Bozell and 2012 Outlaw Latemodel Champ Brian Bergakker.  On the restart, Bozell would nose ahead of Bergakker and another caution would come out with 2 togo as Seth Moody would spin.  A 2 lap dash between Bozell, and Bergakker would set up an exciting finish as Bozell continued to dominate on the outside groove as he would pull of the victory over a hard challenge by Bergakker.

The 21st Annual “Kalamazoo Klash” was set to be the Main Event of the night with Brian Ross and Dakota Carlson starting on the front row.  Ross would jump out to the early lead with Phil Bozell moving into the 2nd spot over Carlson.  The 1st caution of the event would come out on lap 7 as Terry VanHaitsma blows up and heads to the pits for the night.  On the restart, Ross would lead over P. Bozell, Carlson, Jack Landis, and Andy Bozell.  The 2nd caution would come out as Luke Krick would spin and Fast Qualifier Ross Meewusen would go into the pits and never return to the track for the remainder of the evening.  At the restart, Ross continued to lead over P. Bozell, Landis, Adam Terry, and Tyler Roahrig.  On lap 23 the caution would once again come out, this time for Ross Kenseth as he was smoking heavily.  The top 5 would change alot and change quick as Ross continued to lead over P. Bozell, JR Roahrig would move into 3rd, Terry 4th and T. Roahrig 5th.  Terry Senneker was charging hard through the field and by lap 40 he would move into the 2nd position by Ross who continued to set the pace.  Ross and Sennker would battle side by side for the lead for the a few laps and on lap 44 Senneker would officially take the lead from Ross.  The next 30 laps the top 5 would remain the same of Senneker, Ross, JR Roahrig, T. Roahrig, and P. Bozell.  Senneker would start to pull away from the field and lapping cars.  Phil Bozell came to life around lap 75 as he powered by both Tyler and JR Roahrig and move upto the 3rd position.  On lap 79, the caution would come out as Jeff Ganus appeared to break something on the right front as he would head to the pits and be done for the night.  Ganus was in danger of going a lap down right before the caution.  On the restart, Senneker would remain the leader until lap 88, when Steve Needles and John Long would make contact and both cars climbing over each other.  Both cars would goto the pits to make repairs and come back out.  A restart with 12 laps to go in the 1st segment would set up Senneker and Ross on the front row.  Ross was able to get ahead of Senneker and take the lead and the checkered flag at lap 100 to end the 1st segment.

Brian Ross rolled an inversion of 4 which would put Phil Bozell and Tyler Roahrig on the front row for the final 50 lap shootout.  On the start, Phil Bozell would jump out to the early lead but on lap 101, Adam Terry and Jack Landis would make contact on the frontstretch and Landis would ride the wall with alot of damage as his night would come to an end.  The 2nd restart for the final 50 laps would see Tyler Roahrig jump out over Phil Bozell.  By lap 110, Senneker would move by Bozell and into 2nd, and by lap 115, Senneker would pass Tyler Roahrig on the inside and retake the lead.  Last year’s Klash winner would never look back as he pulled out to a huge lead over T. Roahrig and P. Bozell.  Senneker would work through lapped traffic and maintain the lead and would go on to win his 2nd “Kalamazoo Klash” in a row and his 3rd victory overall in the prestigious event.  Tyler Roahrig would hang on to 2nd over Phil Bozell in 3rd, Brian Ross in 4th, and Andy Bozell would make a last lap pass on JR Roahrig to finish in the 5th position.

By:  Nick Smith @ Left Turn Mania
www.leftturnmania.webs.com

Driver Suspended Due To Violation of Kalamazoo Speedway Policies

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Kalamazoo Speedway Logo

Larry Hollenbeck, Outlaw Super Late Model driver, has been suspended from Kalamazoo Speedway until September 1, 2013 for violating the tracks Driver Conduct Policy.

On August 14 Hollenbeck was found to have violated Section 2B (Flagrant and/or repeated un-sportsmanlike conduct on the track or in the pits) of the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway rule book.

Terry Senneker wins Kalamazoo Klash XXI at Kalamazoo Speedway

Terry Senneker

Terry Senneker

Terry Senneker captured the checkered flag in the 21st running of the Kalamazoo Klash Wednesday night at Kalamazoo Speedway to claim the $10,000 prize.

It is the second straight win in the annual 150-lap race for Senneker, who led for nearly half of last year’s race, and it’s the third overall victory in the Klash for the Wayland native.

Tyler Roahrig finished in second place for the second straight year. Phil Bozell finished third, Brian Ross was fourth and Andy Bozell was fifth.

Phil Bozell won the 100-lap Boyne Machine Shootout to claim the $7,500 prize. Tim DeVos finished second in the race and Brian Bergakker was third.

The season championship at Kalamazoo Speedway for all five classes will be Aug. 31. The events kick off at 7 p.m.

By David Drew | ddrew1@mlive.com
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on August 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM, updated August 15, 2013 at 2:50 PM

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