Track Talk Newsletter

Track Talk – December 13, 2017

You’ll notice more “off nights” for each class on the 2018 racing schedule with more emphasis on the weekly classes rather than traveling series. Each class will have a night (or two) to be the star of the show with a higher purse to match the notoriety. Not only is the track’s entry level class changing its name from Flip Flop Cyber Stocks to Zoo Stocks but the directional “flip flop” is out as well. The Zoo Stocks will [...]

Track Talk – November 8, 2017

The official close to the 2017 season, October 28 marked the Awards Ceremony to honor drivers, teams, sponsors and employees. While everyone couldn’t be recognized with an award, Kalamazoo Speedway officials gave a shout out to everyone who helped make the 2017 a success. Gary Howe, track owner, started things off with trophies for the top eight sponsors and a few special awards. As far as Howe was concerned, he was captured in WAY too many shots and try as [...]

Track Talk – October 4, 2017

Saturday, September 30. (Part II) And after 4 rounds of qualifying, the heat races started at 4:30. The FWD cars were up first (6 laps) and went caution free until the 3rd heat, finishing with 6 of the 10 heats going caution free. The RWD cars (8 laps) didn’t make it out of Heat 1 without the yellow waving and finally hit their stride by Heat 5; in the end going 6 for 11 caution free. The scoreboard [...]

Track Talk – September 27, 2017

Remaining campsites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis by checking in at the camping office located at the front gate of the Speedway. Yes, we know the sign says Super Shoe XXX instead of XXXI. But you get the idea. Pictured in the early morning sun are (from right to left) Dee Baker, her […]

Track Talk – September 20, 2017

Sunday, September 24. It’s time to select prime real estate for your Super Shoe campsite. The rifle will sound at 2:00 PM to start the Shotgun Footrace and those fleet of foot (and not so fleet of foot) can charge to your desired site(s). Once there, stake out your claim. No early staking is allowed so save your energy for the footrace. Campers and trailers may be placed at the campsites later that […]

Track Talk – September 13, 2017

We’ve stocked up on busses, trailers and boats, runners (and non-runners that still want to be part of the fun). The monster trucks and the motorcycle stunt drivers are booked and the fireworks are waiting to light up the night. Come early on Saturday to get the seating you […]

Track Talk – September 6, 2017

Saturday, September 16 is the Legendary Night of Destruction. We’ll be using the upcoming OFF WEEK (September 9) to get things set up. Then be there early on September 16 to score your favorite seat.  Come early to catch a ride on a Monster Truck or take the kids on a bus ride around the track. Check out the concessions and the gift […]

Track Talk – August 30, 2017

Saturday, September 2 is the Call of the Wild, the Speedway’s“Run What Ya Brung” night. One look at the cars and it’s evident the rule book will not be enforced! Which feature a driver races in is dependent on speed, not what kind of car it is. Likely the biggest draw for the Call of the Wild is the 30 minutes comprising the […]

Track Talk – August 23, 2017

For all but the Outlaw Super Late Models, the feature races will be 5 laps longer. For instance, the Pro Stocks will run a 35-lap feature rather than the usual 30. For the Super Lates it’s a 100 lap season finale.  No heats will be run, which means that a perfect points night is 150 (fast time [50 points] and the […]

Track Talk – August 16, 2017

How can this possibly be?  This is the LAST night of the weekly race program before Season Championship Night (next Friday). Join us in the infield to meet up with your favorite drivers, get their autographs or take a photo or two. Plus it’s the annual Back-2-School Backpack Giveaway. Both events […]

Track Talk – August 9, 2017

In the spring of 1993, Marty and Bobby Jones set out to put together a Super Late Model spectacular that would rival any pavement race in the country. And they succeeded. With ideas from some of the sharpest minds in the business, the “Klash” was established as the prize that hundreds of Midwest Late Model drivers would strive to add to their racing resumes.  In 2017, Sweet Manufacturing created the Outlaw Super Late Model Series.  The six-race Series travels [...]

Track Talk – August 2, 2017

July 26 was the Oak Grove Bible School Challenge.  For over 20 years, the Oak Grove Bible Church and the Kalamazoo Speedway have collaborated on a unique highlight to the Church’s vacation bible school. The original church at the site (across the street) dates back to 1951; the year after the Speedway […]

Track Talk – July 26, 2017

The countdown to Season Championship Night begins.  Whether it’s racing for the love of racing, trying to secure a share of the points fund that goes to the top 10 in each division, winning just ONE feature in 2017 or going for the Season Championship, the Outlaw Super Late […]

Track Talk – July 19, 2017

For the first time ever, the King of the Wing National Sprintcar Series will be visiting Kalamazoo Speedway. And these aren’t just ANY 800 horsepower 3.5 G winged super sprints. Presented by Royal Purple and sponsored by Auto Value Parts Stores, these wings are a national touring series that are making a three-stop visit to the Midwest with Kalamazoo […]

Track Talk – July 12, 2017

Whether it’s racing for the love of racing, trying to secure a share of the points fund that goes to the top 10 in each division, winning just ONE feature in 2017 or going for the Season Championship, the Outlaw Super Late Models, Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Outlaw Cyber Stocks and the Flip Flop Cyber Stocks/Rent-a-Rides will be racing on Friday night. The points fund pays $75 for 10th place in the Flip Flop Cyber Stocks to $3,500 for [...]