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

Terry Senneker Captures His Third Kalamazoo Klash

Terry Senneker

Terry Senneker

Terry Senneker became the first driver to win the Kalamazoo Klash back-to-back since Andy Bozell did it 19 years ago by picking up the victory in Wednesday night’s 150 lap event.  Senneker started deep in the pack and methodically worked his way to the front.  He finished the first segment in second position and a four car inversion placed him third on the grid for the final segment.  It didn’t take Senneker long to get to the front and once he did he never relinquished the lead, picking up the $10,000 check that came along with the win.  Tyler Roahrig finished an impressive second place ahead of former Klash winner Phil Bozell, Brian Ross and four-time Klash winner Andy Bozell.  JR Roahrig led the second half of the top ten over John Long, defending Outlaw Super Late Model champion Brian Bergakker, Mark Shook and Billy Shannon.  Ross Meeuwsen was the fastest of 32 qualifiers with a lap of 11.826 seconds while John Chapman won the Klash Bash ‘B’ Feature.

The Boyne Machine Shootout Presented by Enterprise Iron & Metal showcased template Late Models racing for $7,500 to win in their 100 lap main event.  2011 Outlaw Super Late Model champion Phil Bozell was able to hold off fast qualifier Tim Devos and 2012 Outlaw Super Late Model champion Brian Bergakker over the closing laps to pick up the victory.  Steve Dorer finished fourth ahead of Mike Bursley.  The second half of the top ten was led by Chris Koslick over Ross Kenseth, Jordan Dahlke, Jon Beach and Andrew Nylan.

Only two races remain to determine the 2013 Kalamazoo Speedway champions and the next event takes place this Saturday, August 24.  It will be a full 5 in 1 show featuring the “Edelbrock 50” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models.  Mike “Bubba” Brooks holds an incredibly slim 8 point lead over defending champion Brian Bergakker entering the event.  The Super Stocks will run the “Super Stock Spectacular Presented by 92.5 the ZUU” and will see the championship battle between Buddy and Kenny Head continue.  The Pro Stocks and Mini Stocks will also be in action as will the Cyber Stocks running “Cyber Stock Mania Presented by Renegade”.  In addition to all of the action on track this will also be the final autograph night of 2013.

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

Kalamazoo Klash XXI Information Sheet

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Presented by Boyne Machine & Enterprise Iron & Metal

Sweet Mfg. – Raceceiver – Lane Automotive – AllStar Performance

Wednesday, August 14th – 7PM

(Rain date Thursday, August 15th)

Open Practice on Tuesday, August 13th 5:30-9:00 – Pit Gates Open at 4PM

Wednesday – Pit Gates Open at Noon & Hot Laps @ 2:30PM

2013 Klash A Feature Payout:  $10,000 to Win 3000-2200-2100-2000-1500-1300-1200-1100-1000-900-800-750 to start

The Klash Bash B Feature Payout- $1,250 to Win

800-600-500-450-400-375-350-325-300 to start

$1000 Bonus to the driver who has the highest combined finish in both the Outlaw & Template Late Models 

Alliance Rules – 60% left & 2700lbs – 3035’s & 3045’s Hoosier Slicks – 6 Race Tire Limit         No Two Way Radio’s – No Mirrors – No Traction Control – No Tire Altering of any kind

No Rev Chip Rule – No Entry Fee for anyone pre-entered…..$50 entry fee day of the race!

Raceceiver’s are mandatory (Available for rent at the track for $60)

How the Klash Field will be Set:

Qualifying: The fastest 20 qualifiers will be locked into the race.

Position 21: Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up Provisional: The highest finishing car in Saturday August 10th’s Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up that does not make the field through qualifying will get a provisional starting spot in the Klash.

Position 22: Klash Bash ‘B’ Feature: The Klash Bash ‘B’ Feature winner will have the option to run the Kalamazoo Klash if they are willing to forfeit their ‘B’ Feature pay in exchange for a starting spot in the ‘A’ Feature.  If the winner chooses not to transfer to the Klash, we will offer this to the 2nd place finisher.

Position 23: Kalamazoo Speedway Point Provisional: The highest driver in current Kalamazoo Speedway Outlaw Super Late Model point standings that finishes on the lead lap of the ‘B’ Feature but does not win will get the final starting position.

Simplified Klash Race Format/Rules

  • Due to the large expected car counts, all cars will be parked in the infield and all trucks and trailers will be removed from the infield.  Bring your easy-ups, tarps and war wagons….no trucks or trailers will be left in the infield.
  • The qualifying order will be the determined by the speeds in the final Kalamazoo Klash practice session.  The slowest car in the final practice will qualify first, while the fastest car in the final practice session will qualify last.  If a car does not compete in the final practice session it will be the first car to qualify.  If multiple cars do not compete in the final practice their order will be determined by a blind draw.  If any car does not qualify in the position they are scheduled to, they will lose one lap of qualifying.  If there is a tie in qualifying to the thousandth of a second, the tie breaker will be the car higher in the current Kalamazoo Speedway Outlaw Super Late Model point standings.  If the tie is still not broken the next tie breaker will be the faster car from the final practice session.  The final tie breaker will be a coin flip (2 drivers) or blind draw (3 drivers).
  • The top running eligible lapped car at each caution (and at the 100 lap break) will receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass”.  A car is not eligible to receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” when, in judgment of the officials, 1) The car caused the caution 2) The car was in the pit area when the caution came out or 3) The car has been penalized with a discretionary call.  In the case of a discretionary penalty, it will be made known to the competitor, at the time the discretionary penalty is imposed, that the car will not be eligible to receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” to make up the penalized lap(s).  Transferring the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” will only occur when the first eligible car becomes ineligible to receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” because of a discretionary penalty, because the car pitted under the caution or because the first eligible car is not in competition at the time the yellow flag is displayed.  Then the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” will be transferred to the next eligible car.  There will not be a lucky dog on a “false start”.
  • 150 laps – two segments of 100 laps & 50 laps, with a short break between the two segments.
  • All Double File restarts, even in the Klash Bash ‘B’ Feature. The leader will choose their lane and the second place car will fill the other position on the front row.  Starting with 3rd place on back odd numbered positions will line up on the inside and even numbered positions will line up on the outside.  In the event there is a car being sent to the tail, a lucky dog and a car coming out of the pits, they will be lined up in that order.
  • Tire rule will be the Hoosier 3035/3045 slick purchased from the track on August 13th or 14th.  Any Race Tires purchased from the track on the 13th will be impounded overnight.
  • Please email your entry to shawn@kalamazoospeedway.com, put “Klash Entry” in the subject line.  Include: Full Name of Driver, Car #, Hometown & Car Owner

Kalamazoo Klash XXI Information Sheet

Boyne Machine Shootout Information Sheet

Boyne Machine Shootout

Boyne Machine Shootout

Boyne Machine Shootout Information Sheet

Presented by Enterprise Iron & Metal

(Run in conjunction with Kalamazoo Klash XXI)

Wednesday, August 14th – 7PM

(Rain date Thursday, August 15th)

Open Practice on Tuesday, August 13th 5:00-9:00 – Pit Gate Open at 4PM

Wednesday – Pit Gate Open at Noon & Hot Laps @ 2:30

2013 Boyne Machine Shootout “A” Feature   $7,500 To Win-2000-1500-1250-1000-900-800-700-600-575-500 to start

Berlin Template Late Model/JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour Rules

How the Boyne Machine Shootout Field will be Set:

The fastest 20 qualifiers will be locked into the race.

Position 21 will be the highest driver in Berlin Template Late Model Points who fails to make the top 20 qualifiers

Position 22 will be the highest driver in JEGS CRA All-Stars Tour Points who fails to make the top 20 qualifier

Position 23: The Boyne Machine Shootout ‘B’ Feature winner will have the option to run the Boyne Machine Shootout if they are willing to forfeit their ‘B’ Feature pay in exchange for a starting spot in the ‘A’ Feature.

Simplified Boyne Machine Shootout Race Format/Rules

  • Due to the large expected car counts, all cars will be parked in the infield and all trucks and trailers will be removed from the infield.  Bring your easy-ups, tarps and war wagons….no trucks or trailers will be left in the infield.
  • The qualifying order will be the determined by the speeds in the final Boyne Machine Shootout practice session.  The slowest car in the final practice will qualify first, while the fastest car in the final practice session will qualify last.  If a car does not compete in the final practice session it will be the first car to qualify.  If multiple cars do not compete in the final practice their order will be determined by a blind draw.  If any car does not qualify in the position they are scheduled to, they will lose one lap of qualifying.  If there is a tie in qualifying to the thousandth of a second, the tie breaker will be the faster car from the final practice session.  The final tie breaker will be a coin flip (2 drivers) or blind draw (3 drivers).
  • The top running eligible lapped car at each caution will receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass”.  A car is not eligible to receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” when, in judgment of the officials, 1) The car caused the caution 2) The car was in the pit area when the caution came out or 3) The car has been penalized with a discretionary call.  In the case of a discretionary penalty, it will be made known to the competitor, at the time the discretionary penalty is imposed, that the car will not be eligible to receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” to make up the penalized lap(s).  Transferring the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” will only occur when the first eligible car becomes ineligible to receive the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” because of a discretionary penalty, because the car pitted under the caution or because the first eligible car is not in competition at the time the yellow flag is displayed.  Then the “Lucky Dog Free Pass” will be transferred to the next eligible car.  There will not be a lucky dog on a “false start”.
  • 100 Laps – No breaks
  • All Double File restarts, even in the Boyne Machine Shootout ‘B’ Feature. The leader will choose their lane and the second place car will fill the other position on the front row.  Starting with 3rd place on back odd numbered positions will line up on the inside and even numbered positions will line up on the outside.  In the event there is a car being sent to the tail, a lucky dog and a car coming out of the pits, they will be lined up in that order.
  • Tire rule will be the same as Berlin Raceway’s Super Late Model division.
  • Rules will be the same as Berlin Raceway’s Super Late Model rules.  They can be found here http://www.berlinraceway.com/html/slmrules.html.
  • No Entry Fee for anyone pre-entered…..$50 entry fee day of the race!
  • Please email your entry to shawn@kalamazoospeedway.com, put “Boyne Shootout Entry” in the subject line.  Include: Full Name of Driver, Car #, Hometown & Car Owner
  • Raceceiver’s are mandatory.  They will be available for rent at the track for $60.

Boyne Machine Shootout Presented by Enterprise Iron & Metal Information Sheet – PDF

 

Bergakker “Tunes-Up” for the Klash With a Victory

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Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Just four days before the biggest event of the season Brian Bergakker picked up the victory in Saturday night’s Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up at Kalamazoo Speedway and gained more points on point leader Mike “Bubba” Brooks.  Todd Harrington finished a solid second ahead of Billy Shannon, Luke Krick and Brooks.  Scott Rugg led the second half of the top ten over Dave Simpson, Steve Dolphin, Tim Rugg and Matt Corliss.  Bergakker also set quick time while Corliss and Brooks won the Australian Pursuit races.

Buddy Head drove from deep in the field to pick up the win in the 35 lap Super Stock feature.  Ryan Wheeler had another impressive run with a second place finish ahead of Rodney Smith, Rob Hardy and Chris Shannon.  Kelli Jo Hofacker came home sixth ahead of Tyler Hufford, Matt Krywosinski, Kurt Russell and Lindsey Katz.  Defending champion Kenny Head entered the night as the point leader but was involved an in early accident and finished a disappointing 11th.  Kenny did manage to set quick time while his brother Buddy and Jim Sternaman won the Australian Pursuit races.

A thrilling finish to the Pro Stock feature saw Toby Montgomery beat Brent Hook to the line by just 0.025 seconds.  Brad VanAvery had the best seat in the house to watch the finish as he came home third ahead of point leader John Foote and Bud Hybels.  Last week’s winner Zack Cook brought his #66 machine home in sixth ahead of Greg Brown, Matt Corliss, Keith Wilfong and Jim Leonard.  Montgomery was also quick time while Foote and Hook won the Australian Pursuits.

A solid field of Mini Stocks saw Jerime Damron come out on top of the feature event over Billy Bussema.  Point leader Dave Long finished third ahead of Shane Clark and Andrew Brest, who started last.  The second half of the top ten was led by Noah Gallandt over defending champion Frank Stager, Curtis Towne, Matt Gross and Rick Mann Sr.  Stager set quick time while Damron and Long won the pursuits.

The Cyber Stocks ran 20 laps without a caution with Jerry Jansen III emerging victorious.  Jack Cook finished second ahead of Barry Jenkins, defending champion Jerry Jansen Jr. and Walter Nielson IV.  The second half of the top ten was led by Felecia Meade ahead of Dale Leonard, Walter Neilson III, Brian Gregersen and Allie Hufford.  Jansen Jr. set quick time while Nielson IV and Meade won the pursuit races.

Next up is the biggest event of the season at Kalamazoo Speedway, with the running of the 21st annual Kalamazoo Klash Presented by Boyne Machine and Enterprise Iron & Metal.  With over 40 Outlaw Super Late Model drivers already registered this event promises to be a “can’t miss” for any race fan.  In addition to the 150 lap Outlaw Super Late Model special paying $10,000 to the winner there will also be a 100 lap $7,500 to win Template Late Model race, the Boyne Machine Shootout Presented by Enterprise Iron & Metal.  This will be the third time the template cars have completed at the Klash and if the first two events are any indication, you won’t want to miss this!  Among the drivers competing in both events is Ross Kenseth, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth.

Practice for both events kicks off Tuesday night at 5:30.  Grandstand admission will be FREE for Tuesday night’s practice. Then on Wednesday practice kicks off at 2:30 with racing at 7:00 sharp.

For more information on Kalamazoo Klash XXI Presented by Boyne Machine and Enterprise Iron & Metal, the Boyne Machine Shootout Presented by Enterprise Iron & Metal and all things Kalamazoo Speedway visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up Coming Up This Saturday Night!

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Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

This Saturday night the battle for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model championship continues with the running of the Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up.  Only three point races remain and Mike “Bubba” Brooks holds a slim 23 point lead over defending champion Brian Bergakker.  The Klash Tune-Up will go 75 laps and pay $1,500 to the winner.  Other drivers expected to compete for the victory Saturday night include Luke Krick, Billy Shannon and Rick Senneker.  Several outsiders are expected to compete Saturday night, as it will be there last chance to practice in race conditions for next Wednesday’s 21st annual Kalamazoo Klash.  In addition to that the highest finishing car in Saturday’s Klash Tune-Up that does not make the field through qualifying for the Klash will start 21st in Wednesday’s event.

The current entry list for Kalamazoo Klash XXI sits at 38 cars.  The complete list can be seen below.

#

Driver

Hometown

Owner

00

Steve Dolphin

Battle Creek, MI

Rick Dolphin

1

Todd Currier

Plainwell, MI

F.B.R

1

Brent Hook

Alamo Township, MI

F.B.R

3

Bill Tomlinson

Schoolcraft, MI

Tomlinson Racing

5

Jeff Ganus

Constantine, MI

 

8

Phil Bozell

Portage, MI

Andy Bozell

8

Matt Corliss

Kalamazoo, MI

Pubuda Brothers

9

Luke Krick

Plainwell, MI

Paul Fitzpatrick

9

Jake Olson

Bakersfield, CA

Dan Olson

09

Marc Casey

Jones, MI

Marc Casey

10

Jack Landis

Edgerton, OH

Matson Motorsports

10

Bud Perry

Edgerton, OH

Redskin Motorpsorts

12

Brian Bergakker

Lowell, MI

14

Travis Reist

14

Steve Needles

Stevensville, MI

Tery Gentry

16

Brian Ross

Bobby Blount

16

Billy Shannon

Plainwell, MI

Greg Cady

17

Douglas McLachlan

Battle Creek, MI

Douglas McLachlan

21

Terry VanHaitsma

Hudsonville, MI

Terry VanHaitsma

21

Dave Simpson

Lawton, MI

Dave Simpson

24

Tyler Roahrig

Plymouth, IN

Brian Schneider

25

Ross Kenseth

Moorseville, NC

25

Stan Roahrig Jr.

Plymouth, IN

Brian Schneider

27

Corey Ryman

Nappannee, IN

Ryman Racing

28

Jimmy Carter

Strongsville, OH

37

Terry Senneker

Grand Rapids, MI

Larry Zent Motorsports

40

Jamisson Russell

Kalamazoo, MI

Scott Russell

41

Andrew Morrissey

Madison, WI

David Klein (CD Racing)

49

John Chapman

Richland, MI

John Chapman

49

Scott Rugg

Vicksburg, MI

Chris Rugg

54

Ben Raber

Kalamazoo, MI

Chris Nash

56

Jerry Andrews

Parchment, MI

Predator Motorsports

57

Rick Senneker

Grand Rapids, MI

Rick Senneker

76

Doug Rodanhisler

82

Tom Thomas

Grandville, MI

Thomas MotorSports

83

Andy Bozell

Portage, MI

Andy Bozell

84

Mike Brooks

Texas Corners, MI

Mike Brooks

86

John Long

Niles, MI

For more information on the Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up, Kalamazoo Klash XXI and all things Kalamazoo Speedway visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.

LEGENDS, CHAMPIONS, AND FUTURE STARS LOOK TO HEADLINE THE 21ST ANNUAL “KALAMAZOO KLASH”

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Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

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

Between Andy Bozell who has won the event 4 times including 3 of the first 5 Klash’s, Chris Orr and Terry Senneker who have both won 2 times, they have 8 of the 20 Trophies that have been handed out in the history of the “Kalamazoo Klash”.  Other big names such like Steve Needles, Brian Cloud, Bob Holley, Mike Vansparentak, Todd Currier, Fred Campbell, Rick Sexton, Ken Scheffler, Johnny Benson, and Phil Bozell, Lee Anderson, and Tom Thomas have also all taken home a Klash Trophy.

2012 saw the smallest car count ever in the 20 year history of the event but that didnt make the event any less interesting.  Fast Qualifer, Tyler Roahrig chose to start at the tail end of the field for the “Shotgun Challenge” Bonus money which paid out half of the money at the start of the race and the other half would be paid if Roahrig could pull off the upset from the tail and win the event.  Roahrig came on strong in the first 100 lap segment passing 2011 Klash and Track Champion, Phil Bozell but would be no match for former Winner and Track Champion, Terry Senneker as he would pass Roahrig and win the first 100 lap segment.  Senneker would continue his dominance in the 50 lap 2nd segment and go on to win his 2nd “Kalamazoo Klash”.  Tyler Roahrig would come up a little short of winning the other half of the “Shotgun Challenge” Bonus money and have to settle for 2nd followed by Tom Thomas, Andy Bozell, and eventual 2012 Track Champion Brian Bergakker.

The 2013 “Kalamazoo Klash” will be represented by 6 former winners of Andy Bozell, Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Todd Currier, Tom Thomas, and Phil Bozell who collectively have 10 Klash Trophies.  Other Big names include Jeff Ganus who ran at Kalamazoo Speedway for the 1st half of the year and was a rocket.  “3-Rivers Festival 100″ Winner at Baer Field Speedway.  Brian Ross will be competing in the event for the first time in years.  The always fast father and son duo of JR and 2012 Fast Qualifer Tyler Roahrig.  Angola Speedway and ARCA Gold Cup competitor Jack Landis will be making a rare appearance.  Main Event Racing Series regular Jimmy Carter will be traveling from Ohio to compete.  Wisconsin natives Ross Kenseth, and Andrew Morrissey will also make the trip to Michigan.  Among those “Outsiders”, local names like 2013 Outlaw Latemodel Point Leader at the Kalamazoo Speedway Mike “Bubba” Brooks, 2012 Track Champ Brian Bergakker, Billy Shannon, Feature Winners Luke Krick, and Rick Senneker, Marc Casey, John Long who has been fast everytime he has appeared at Kalamazoo this year, and a few other drivers like Corey Ryman, Jamisson Russell, Dave Simpson, and Travis Reist who hasnt been in a Latemodel in years.

As the Entry List for the 21st Annual “Kalamazoo Klash” continues to grow, the “Shotgun Challenge” will return this season as it is currently at $1400 if the eligible driver wins.  Will we see an event “Legend” like Andy Bozell win his 5th “Kalamazoo Klash”?  How about a former Track or Series Champion at various Speedway’s such as Senneker, Bergakker, Ganus, Phil Bozell, or Brian Ross?  Don’t forget about your current Outlaw Latemodel Point Leader Mike Brooks, “Jim Blount Memorial” Winner John Long or a couple of “Young Guns” like Tyler Roahrig, Ross Kenseth, and Jamisson Russell.  Everything will unfold on Wednesday August 14th as these drivers battle for $10,000 to win.

Kenny Head Wins Edelbrock 35 @ the Zoo

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Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Racing under amazing weather produced some great racing Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway on Kids Night.  The pits filled up with racecars, and the kids hit the racetrack with their big wheels, bikes, and soapbox derby entries.

The Cyber Stocks took first to the Speedway for feature racing.  Problems struck point leader Barry Jenkins as he was involved in a early race accident and forced to the pit area.  After several attempts to fix the damaged racecar, he would rejoin the race a few laps down, and turn control over to the Team Orange racecars, led by race winner Jerry Jansen III, who beat teammate Jerry Jansen Jr., Tyler McGhan, Dion Vrooman, and Matt Majewski.  Jack Cook finished sixth, ahead of Doug Nelson, Allie Hufford,  Brian Gregerson, and Walter Nielson III.  Jenkins was scored 16th in the 21 car field when the checkered flag fell.  Jerry Jansen Jr. set fast time in the class, with Josh Roberts and T.C. Burgess picking up preliminary heat race wins.

Mini Stocks took to the track next.  Point leader Dave Long drove through the field and picked up the feature win along with adding to his lead in the division.  Jeremie Damron was 2nd ahead of Billy Bussema, fast qualifier Frank Stager, and Chaz Hook.   Shane Clark finished 6th with Eric Frazier, Logan Knight, Jeff Presock, and Rick Mann Sr. rounding out the top 10.  Jeremy Collins and Dave Long collected heat race wins.

The Pro Stocks hit the speedway next for the Pro Stock Rumble with their 30 lap main event.  Yellow flags and attrition would plague this race, but in the end, Zack Cook would end his bad luck season with his first victory of 2013, beating point leader Johnny Foote Jr. back to the USA Earth Works Start/Finish line.  Matt Bainbridge, driving for Greg Haynes, finished 3rd ahead Brad VanAvery, and fast qualifier Toby Montgomery.  Budd Hybels came home 6th, and head of Lloyd Brooks, Greg Brown, Keith Wilfong, and Brent Hook.  Hook and Foote Jr picked up heat race checkered flags earlier in the night.

The Super Stocks took to the racetrack for the final race of the night with the Edelbrock 35.  Matt Corliss was able to jump out front early and put a commanding lead on the field as the Buddy and Kenny Head started deep in the field and carefully worked their way to the front.  Entering the night, the brothers were separated by just 8 points, with Buddy having the advantage.  K. Head would find a way around B. Head and with 5 laps to go set his eyes on Corliss for the lead.  K. Head would gain the lead coming to take the white flag, and held off Corliss for the win.  B. Head finished 3rd, with Chris Shannon and Darren Lane rounding out the top 5.  Kelli Jo Hofacker, Lindsey Katz, John Russell, Tyler Hufford, and Rob Hardy completed your top 10.  K. Head and B. Head both picked up heat race wins, with K. Head being the fastest car in qualifying and taking the points lead by 2 over his brother heading in to the seasons final three points races.

The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models return to Kalamazoo Speedway August 10th for a 5-in-1 show highlighted by the Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up.  Three points races remain,  with new points leaders in two of those this past Saturday!    The Kalamazoo Klash XXI is set for Wednesday night, August 14th at the World’s Fastest 3/8th’s Mile Paved Track, with the Outlaw Late Models racing 150 laps for $10,000 to win, and the template bodied Late Models racing the Boyne Machine Shootout in a 100 lap, $7,500 to win feature.  Keep up to date with all things Kalamazoo Speedway related at www.kalamazoospeedway.com and follow us on social media at www.facebook.com/kalamazoospeedway and on Twitter @KazooSpeedway.

Bergakker Wins Aeroquip 50, Closes in on Points Lead

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Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

Brian Bergakker picked up the victory in the Aeroquip 50 Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway and closed in on points leader and second place finisher Mike “Bubba” Brooks in the battle for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model championship.  Luke Krick finished a solid third ahead of Todd Currier and Marty Crawford.  Todd Harrington led the second half of the top ten over Rick Senneker, Billy Shannon, Doug Rodanhisler and Matt Frazier.  Bergakker set quick time while Senneker and Rodanhisler won the heats.

The battle for the Super Stock championship continued with Buddy Head beating his brother Kenny for the victory.  Kelli Jo Hofacker finished third ahead of Chris Shannon and Tyler Hufford.  Lindsey Katz finished sixth ahead of Rob Hardy, Bryan Noble, Dave Leonard and James Roden.  Buddy Head set quick time while Katz and Hufford won the heats.  Next up for the Super Stocks is the Edelbrock 35, coming up next Saturday.

Another exciting Pro Stock race ended with John Foote in victory lane.  Bud Hybels finished second ahead of Brent Hook, Brad VanAvery and John Foote Sr.  The second half of the top ten was led by Keith Wilfong ahead of Ryan Beadle, Tyler Hassing, Jim Leonard and Greg Brown.  Notable finishers included Toby Montgomery in 15th.  VanAvery set quick time while the heats were won by Foote Sr. and Foote.

The Mini Stock Nationals Presented by Aeroquip was won by point leader Dave Long.  Youngster Chaz Hook finished second ahead of Frank Stager, Jerime Damron and Billy Bussema.  Shane Clark finished sixth ahead of Jeff Presock, Andrew Brest, Curtis Towne and Jeremy Collins.  Stager was the quickest of the eighteen qualifiers while Long and Noah Gallandt won the heats.

Barry Jenkins drove to an impressive win in the Cyber Stock feature over Felicia Meade, Jerry Jansen Jr., Walter Nielson IV and Dale Leonard.  Walter Nielson III ended up sixth ahead of Jack Cook, Kaylee Misak, Josh Roberts and Dion Vrooman.  Cook set quick time while Nielson IV and Keegan Dykstra won the heats.

Next week will be the final “Low Dough” show of the season with $8 admission for adults!  The night will feature the “Edelbrock 35” for the Super Stocks.  The Pro Stocks will also be in action with the “Pro Stock Rumble Presented by Hayes Jeep”.  The Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will also be in action with the Cyber’s running the “Cyber Stock Nationals Presented by McDonald’s Towing”.  In addition to the four divisions racing the night will also see big wheel and bicycle races for the children.

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

 

Tire Amendment for the Remainder of the 2013 Season at Kalamazoo Speedway

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Kalamazoo Speedway 13_04_06

As Kalamazoo Speedway looks to the future to continue to run our top two divisions as a weekly class and not turn these hi-dollar cars into a bi weekly or even less class, we must stay with an affordable tire that our drivers can use for multi weeks.  We have had our challenges finding this tire over the last year or so, but after today’s Hoosier tire test, it would appear that Hoosier’s old reliable “970” is back on track to holding up to the high temps & rough track surface that Kalamazoo Speedway throws at its race teams each week.  So starting this Saturday (June 1st), here is the revised weekly tire policy for our Outlaw Super Late Models (OSLM) as well as our Super Stocks for the remainder of the season.

  • The tire rule will be the Hoosier 970 or the Hoosier 970R
  • NO Altering or Tire Soaking of any kind.
  • The OSLM will continue their 2 tire per night tire impound, as they have done for the past 10 seasons.
  • Any OSLM may buy 4 new tires the first week they run a point race from June 1st on, and will then be on our regular two tires per week rotation.
  • You may run any combination of the Hoosier tires mentioned above to help deplete any excess tire inventory you may still have.
  • Extra tires will still be allowed to be purchased for 75 or 100 lap races, as per the rule for each race.

Special Race Tires

Klash Tires for the Outlaw Super Late ModelsTBD (6 Race Tires for the 150 lap event)

Klash Tires for the Template Late ModelsTBD (Four Race Tires for 100 lap event)

Super Stock Klash Tires will be the 970 or the 970R

Pro Stock Open ran during the Super Stock Klash will be on the 970, 970R, 800

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