Kalamazoo Speedway to Open its 64th Consecutive NASCAR Race Season on April 27th (Not April 20th)

Brian Bergakker

Due to the extreme cold temperatures forecasted for this coming Saturday night, Kalamazoo Speedway is forced to postpone its season opening event from this Saturday, April 20th to the following Saturday, April 27th!  Over 110 racecars will fill the pits & 3-4000 race fans are all anxiously waiting the start of the 2013 racing season at the Zoo, however  with temps forecasted to quickly be dipping down to the low 30’s, this is the best decision for both the fans in the stands as well as the race teams. 

Starting the 2013 season off with a bang will be the always popular, action packed Intimidator 100, featuring the Outlaw Super Late Models.  The Intimidator 100 will be full of familiar drivers, as well as several new teams for 2013. Who will be crowned the Intimidator for the 2013 season; could it be one of the new hi-profile teams who are calling Kalamazoo Speedway their home this season?  There are several cagy veterans, such as Brian Bergakker, Mark Shook, Jeff Bozell, Billy Shannon, Bubba Brooks, Todd Harrington and a sleuth of other hot drivers returning  to the Zoo who are betting against that!!?

The Super Stock class will prove to be the strongest class at the Kalamazoo Speedway as well as one of the strongest classes in the entire Midwest!   Kenny Head will return and contend for back to back championships, although drivers like Chris Shannon, Chris Orr, Darren Lane, Lindsey Katz, Ryan Wheeler & Kelli Jo Hofacker will be there all season long to contend for numerous wins!  With the strong car count expected for this class, who knows what the outcome could end up being?  June 12th will bring back the 2nd annual Super Stock Klash……one of the hottest new races to hit the area tracks in many years!

The Pro Stocks could very well be Kalamazoo Speedway’s sleeper division this year, with as many as 8-10 new weekly teams have pre-registered for the 2013 season!   Last year, Lloyd Brooks walked away with the championship…….this year, drivers such as Tyler Hufford, Keith Wilfong, Brent Hook, Zack Cook & Greg Haynes will do their best not to make life quite so easy for Mr. Brooks in 2013!

Frank Stager returns to the Zoo to defend his 2012 Mini Stock track title.  But with all the young talent in the class like Chaz Hook and Noah Gallant, that may not be so easy.   Also hungry for a win are the old guys such as Donnie Brest and Doug Smith.  Moving up into the mini stock division is Anna Haynes, as this young lady is looking to challenge the guys for the spot in victory lane.  Several well established new teams from various area tracks are looking to take home some Kalamazoo Speedway hardware & cash as well!!

As always, the Cyber stocks will be full of some of the wildest action on the track!  With upwards of 35 of these FWD bandits showing up on any given night, we aren’t sure how clean our freshly painted walls will stay looking nice once the green flag flies for this class!!  Come out and see the youngsters, as well as the older guys compete for the win, with standouts such as Jerry Jansen, Jack Cook, Barry Jenkins, Brian Gregerson, the Nielson boys & Mark Campbell!   Cyber Stock Nationals will be held on August 3rd, featuring the fan favorite Big Wheel and Bicycle Races.

Every year the Kalamazoo Speedway hosts several fan favorite marquee races such as the Kalamazoo Klash, the Super Shoe Nationals, the Call of the Wild as well as the always popular Night of Destruction!!  Plan on calling Kalamazoo Speedway your family friendly Saturday Night Entertainment Hot Spot for the 2013 racing season at the Zoo!!

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