Tim Easey Wins Pumpkin Patch Enduro While Miechiels Clinches Championship

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Tim Easey picked up the victory in a very interesting Pumpkin Patch Enduro Presented by VanGuard Fire & Security Systems Saturday night at the Kalamazoo Speedway.  Easey held off Mark Rozell, Michael Koshar, Adam Wilfong and Cyber Stock driver Barry Jenkins for the victory.  Corey Miechiels finished a solid sixth and in doing so clinched his second consecutive Kalamazoo Speedway Enduro Series championship.  Rounding out the top ten were Jim Cauffman, Loagan Meade, Don Simmons Sr. and Gregory Brown.  Notable finishers included Shane Miller in 23rd, Jeff Cauffman in 29th and Harold Bloomer in 43rd.

Miechiels ended the season thirteen points ahead of Don Simmons Sr. for the championship.  The rest of the top five in the final points were Rozell, Easey and Jeff Cauffman.  The second half of the top ten was led by Miller over Jim Cauffman, Bloomer, Jenkins and Wayne Deering.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th at the Bernhard Center on the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo.  All drivers, crew members, families, fans and media members are invited to attend this special event.  All five weekly division champions will be crowned as well as many special awards being presented.  Some of the special awards being presented include:

Trooper of the Year

Best Looking Car Award

GT Products Greatest Achievement Award

Good Time Award

Rookie of the Year Awards(all five divisions)

Most Improved Driver Awards (all five divisions)

Sportsmanship Award

Most Popular Driver Award

The night will conclude by crowning the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model champion, Mike “Bubba” Brooks.

To order tickets for the event please print out the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony Ticket Order Form, fill out the information and mail it in to the Kalamazoo Speedway office.  If you have any questions please call the Kalamazoo Speedway office at 269-692-2423 or email donna@kalamazoospeedway.com.

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2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Enduro Series Champion to be Crowned This Saturday!

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

The final event of the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway season, the Pumpkin Patch Enduro Presented by VanGuard Fire & Security Systems, takes place this Saturday night, October 12th and there is still a championship to be decided.  Defending series champion Corey Miechiels will bring a ten point lead into this Saturday’s event over Don Simmons Sr., with third place Harold Bloomer just thirteen points behind in third position.  Jeff Cauffman (-16) and Shane Miller (-27) sit fourth and fifth in the standings and could still factor into the championship picture if the top three drivers have and problems.  Other drivers looking to break into the top five in the final championship standings include Alan Thorton, Mark Rozell, Tim Easey, Jim Cauffman and Wayne Deering.

The Pumpkin Patch Enduro Presented by VanGuard Fire & Security Systems kicks off this Saturday night at 6:00 and will be a road course event.

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Brooks Completes Dream Season with Super Shoe Victory

Mike Brooks

Mike Brooks

2013 Outlaw Super Late Model champion Mike “Bubba” Brooks completed a dream 2013 season with a victory in the 27th Annual Super Shoe Nationals Sunday at Kalamazoo Speedway.  Brooks set quick time during Friday night’s qualifying session and had to start 16th in the feature as a result.  He methodically worked his way to the lead and once he took it he never looked back holding off Marc Casey, Nick Pressler, Billy Shannon and Corey Ryman for the victory.  Cory Pressler led the second half of the top ten over Matt Frazier, Andrew DeVreese, Kelli Jo Hofacker and Dave Simpson.

Other winners on “Super Sunday” included:

Mini Stock Nationals – Jerime Damron

FWD Mini Shoe Nationals – Travis Loop

Super Shoe Nationals ‘B’ Feature – Bob Town

Super Shoe Nationals ‘C’ Feature – Matt Sullivan

Super Shoe Nationals ‘D’ Feature – John Foote Jr.

Only one race remains on the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway schedule and that is the Pumpkin Patch Enduro coming up Saturday, October 12.  This race will crown the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Enduro Series champion.  Corey Miechiels will bring a slim ten point lead into the final event over Don Simmons Sr. with Harold Bloomer, Jeff Cauffman and Shane Miller also within striking distance of the point lead.

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

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2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony Tickets Now Available!

Mike Brooks

Mike Brooks

Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th at the Bernhard Center on the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo.  All drivers, crew members, families, fans and media members are invited to attend this special event.  All five weekly division champions will be crowned as well as many special awards being presented.  Some of the special awards being presented include:

Trooper of the Year

Best Looking Car Award

GT Products Greatest Achievement Award

Good Time Award

Rookie of the Year Awards(all five divisions)

Most Improved Driver Awards (all five divisions)

Sportsmanship Award

Most Popular Driver Award

The night will conclude by crowning the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model champion, Mike “Bubba” Brooks.

To order tickets for the event please print out the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony Ticket Order Form, fill out the information and mail it in to the Kalamazoo Speedway office.  If you have any questions please call the Kalamazoo Speedway office at 269-692-2423 or email donna@kalamazoospeedway.com.

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.

2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony is October 26

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

The 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony is Saturday, October 26 at the Bernhard Center on the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo.  All drivers, crew members, families, fans and media members are invited to attend this special event.  All five weekly division champions will be crowned as well as many special awards being presented.  The night will conclude by crowning the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model champion.  More information on this event will be announced shortly.

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.

 

Staybridge Suites Named Official Hotel of the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites

Staybridge Suites in Kalamazoo has been named the official hotel of the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony.  They will offer studio rooms for $104.95 plus tax to anyone asking for the “Kalamazoo Speedway Rate” when booking a room for Saturday night, October 26.  The deadline to reserve a room at this rate is Wednesday, October 16.

Staybridge Suites is located at 2001 Seneca Lane (Off of Stadium Drive behind the McDonald’s).  Their phone number is 269-372-8000.

Tickets are still on sale for the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 26th at the Bernhard Center on the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo.  All drivers, crew members, families, fans and media members are invited to attend this special event.  All five weekly division champions will be crowned as well as many special awards being presented.  Some of the special awards being presented include:

Trooper of the Year

Best Looking Car Award

GT Products Greatest Achievement Award

Good Time Award

Rookie of the Year Awards (all five divisions)

Most Improved Driver Awards (all five divisions)

Sportsmanship Award

Most Popular Driver Award

The ceremony will conclude by crowning the 2013 Outlaw Super Late Model champion, Mike “Bubba” Brooks.  Following the ceremony there will be a DJ.

To order tickets for the event please print out the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony Ticket Order Form, fill out the information and mail it in to the Kalamazoo Speedway office.  If you have any questions please call the Kalamazoo Speedway office at 269-692-2423 or email donna@kalamazoospeedway.com.

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.

NASCAR Awards Return To Charlotte

NASCAR Awards Return To Charlotte

NASCAR Awards Return To Charlotte

Hall To Host All-American Series & Night of Champions In December
May 17, 2013 – 1:30pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the postseason awards dates for the annual NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards, set for Dec. 13 and 14 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame / Charlotte Convention Center.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards will take place Friday, Dec. 13. Among those honored will be the 2013 national champion, as well as track champions from 55 tracks across the United States and Canada, state and provincial champions and top rookies.

On the following evening, NASCAR’s touring series champions will be recognized at the traditional NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards. Set for Saturday, Dec. 14, honorees will include the champions from the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West, NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour, NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, Mexico’s NASCAR Toyota Series and Euro-Racecar NASCAR Touring Series.

“Holding our two NASCAR Home Tracks awards ceremonies at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is the perfect setting to recognize the soul of NASCAR,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president of regional and touring series. “Celebrating the young talent whose passion build this sport over these two events are highlights each year.”

Both the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards and the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Series Awards will be streamed live on NASCARHomeTracks.com.

NASCAR previously announced the date for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards (Dec. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas) and the NASCAR Nationwide-NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards (Nov. 18 at Loews Miami Beach).

Jack Cook to be Recognized at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Ceremony

Jack Cook

Jack Cook

2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Cyber Stock champion Jack Cook has earned an invitation to the 2013 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards Ceremony by virtue of finishing second in the Division V point standings for all asphalt tracks in the NASCAR Whelen-All American Series.  The ceremony will take place on Friday, December 13 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame/Charlotte Convention Center.

The NASCAR Finalist Divisions recognize drivers who compete in support divisions at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks. With “Division I” being each track’s top division, the NASCAR Finalist Division line-up at each track highlights drivers competing in their second, third, fourth and fifth tier divisions. Through Sept. 15 a NASCAR-licensed driver’s best 14 finishes counted toward their final point total for the year. Points are kept separately for dirt and asphalt tracks.

“The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series features exciting racing in every division at local short tracks across North America,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “NASCAR congratulates the men and women, and boys and girls who fought hard throughout the season to earn NASCAR Finalists spots in 2013.”

Before heading to Charlotte, Cook will also be honored at the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 26 at the Bernhard Center on the Western Michigan University campus in Kalamazoo.  He picked up his first ever Cyber Stock championship in 2013 defeating runner-up Barry Jenkins by just 17 points.  He will join Dave Long, John Foote, Buddy Head and Outlaw Super Late Model champion Mike “Bubba” Brooks as the champions being honored that evening.

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

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2013 Overview: Whelen All-American Series

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

By Paul Schaefer, NASCAR
May 9, 2013 – 12:08pm

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series is NASCAR’s national championship program for weekly short track auto racing. The program brings NASCAR-sanctioned racing to the hometown level at more than 50 tracks. By the end of May, all participating tracks in the U.S. and Canada are scheduled to be open for the series’ 32nd season.

Connecticut-based Whelen Engineering is the series’ title sponsor. Whelen Engineering is a leading manufacturer of automotive, aviation, industrial and emergency vehicle lighting. NASCAR tracks and pace cars across North America are among the many showcases for Whelen products.

“The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series has always been the foundation for all of NASCAR,” said George Silbermann, NASCAR vice president, regional and touring series. “NASCAR’s heritage was built on weekly short tracks. These drivers, teams and tracks are a vital part of NASCAR’s present and future.”

How It Works:

Each track operator designates their top weekly division as that track’s NASCAR Division I. The series’ national champion is the competitor who accumulates the highest total of Division I points over the course of the season. Division I drivers are able to compete for points at any NASCAR-sanctioned weekly track in North America. Each NASCAR Whelen All-American Series participant must have a current, valid NASCAR license to receive NASCAR points and be eligible for awards.

Pavement Late Model driver Lee Pulliam, 24, of Semora, N.C., won the 2012 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series national championship. His racing record was 22 wins, 30 top-fives and 32 top-10s in 36 starts.

A NASCAR Division I driver’s best 18 results through the Sept. 15 closing date count toward their state and national point totals and the champions are decided on overall point totals. Once a driver reaches 18 starts, their point total increases incrementally as they replace some poorer runs with better results.

Under the point structure for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, a race winner receives two points for every car in the event up to 20 cars. Second place receives two fewer points and so on through the field. Race winners receive an additional five points. For example, if 20 cars are in the field, the winner receives 45 points, second place 38 and third 36. If there are 15 cars, the winner receives 35 points, second 28 and third, 26.

In addition to awards from NASCAR, Whelen and tracks, Division I year-end awards also include the Lunati Crew Chief Award for the national champion driver’s crew chief and the Lincoln Welders national champion car owner award. The UNOH Ultimate Mechanic Challenge recognizes a national winner from track award winners. Other special awards include state and national Rookie Of The Year Awards presented by Jostens; the Wendell Scott Trail Blazer Award; and the Mobil 1 Racing Oil Crew Chief Award for the Division I track champion crew chief at each track.

Division I track and state or provincial championships are also awarded.

Track champions are determined by local track points. A competitor does not have to win a track championship in order to win a state, province or national championship.

State and province champions are those who accumulate the most NASCAR points at any NASCAR-sanctioned track within a state or province. Points do not transfer between states or provinces, but a driver may compete for more than one championship.

Division I track, state and provincial champions, the top-three finishers in the national standings, and special award winners earn invitations to the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Awards event.

NASCAR Finalist Division Program:

The NASCAR Finalist Division program recognizes drivers who compete in support divisions at NASCAR Whelen All-American Series tracks. With “Division I” being the top class, the NASCAR Finalist Division line-up at each track highlights drivers competing in their second, third, fourth and fifth tier divisions. A NASCAR-licensed driver’s best 14 finishes count toward their Finalist Division point total for the year. Points are kept separately for dirt and asphalt tracks. Track operators designate their support classes as NASCAR Divisions II-V.

The top three drivers in the four asphalt and four dirt track NASCAR Finalist Divisions also earn invitations to the series’ awards event where they will be recognized.

Per section 12-4K of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series rule book, all drivers must display the series’ and contingency decals on their race cars to be eligible for state and province awards. The exclusive NASCAR Member website is www.nascarmembers.com.

NASCAR will begin the release of weekly NASCAR Division I Top 500 national standings on May 14, and the NASCAR Finalist Division standings on May 16. Those standings will be updated each Tuesday and Thursday respectively.

 

Kalamazoo Speedway Announces a New Way For Drivers to Promote Their Teams!

Luke Krick

Luke Krick

Kalamazoo Speedway is fully committed to promoting its drivers and teams, as well as the sponsors that make it possible for the drivers to compete week in and week out.  For the 2013 season Kalamazoo Speedway has added another way for teams to be able to promote themselves, as well as their sponsors, while providing their fans with another way to follow them also.  On the right side of the Kalamazoo Speedway website is now a link that teams can click and send a press release directly to the Kalamazoo Speedway staff.  The staff will then review the press release and might post it on the Kalamazoo Speedway website as well as Kalamazoo Speedway’s social media pages.  Drivers and teams should feel free to submit as many press releases as they wish.  Press releases could include, but are not limited to: event previews, event reviews, new sponsor additions, sponsor appearances, etc.  Please keep the releases professional.

We are very excited about this new opportunity for drivers and teams in 2013 and we hope that you will take advantage of it.  For more information on Kalamazoo Speedway and the season opening Intimidator 100 visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

 

 

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