Track Talk Newsletter

Track Talk – June 21, 2017

Friday night will be packed full of racing. Two types of modifieds PLUS four (4) of the regular weekly racing divisions will be taking to the oval (the Outlaw Super Late Models are taking the night off) AND it’s teen night (which means teens 13-15 get in for just 2 bucks). Come on out […]

Track Talk – June 14, 2017

It’s the 2nd Annual Gary Terry “Follow Your Dreams” 125 and the Pro Stock/Street Stock Rumble!  Tonight also marks race #1 of the Sweet Manufacturing Outlaw Super Late Model Series. Six marquee events at five tracks in three states comprise the series. After […]

Track Talk – June 7, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 is the much anticipated sophomore running of the Gary Terry “Follow Your Dreams” 125 presented by GT Products.  Practice is JUNE 13 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM and is open to the public without charge. Tyler […]

Track Talk – May 31, 2017

The Auto Value Winged Super Sprints make their first appearance of 2017 on June 2. As we go to press there are 27 Super Sprints from five states […]

Track Talk – May 24, 2017

For most of the events this season, we’ve had to contend with poor to ghastly weather predictions before the forecast miraculously straightened up and we were able to move forward with that week’s practice or program. So, it is ironic that last Friday was predicted to be mostly sunny if not a bit on the cool side. Unfortunately Thursday evening […]

Track Talk – May 17, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 19. The pits open at 4:00 and racing follows at 7:30 PM. It’s another full night of racing for the five NASCAR Whelen AllAmerican Series divisions.  Specials for the night include an autograph session from 6:30 – 7:15 PM in the infield pit area. It’s scooter giveaway night for kids 11 years old and under. Make your way to the Speedway pace car during the autograph […]

Track Talk – May 10, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 12. The pits open at 4:00 and racing follows at 7:30 PM. It’s another full night of racing for the five NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. The crowd pleasing SUV/Truck Spectator Drag Races will entertain us during intermission. Do you have what it takes to takes to race your street legal truck or SUV around the oval? A maximum of 16 entrants race two at a time (one lap) with the winner advancing out of each round. [...]

Track Talk – May 3, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 5: The pits open at 3:30 PM and racing starts at 7:30. All five of Kalamazoo Speedway’s weekly race divisions will be competing. Highlighting the night are Australian Pursuits taking the place of the heat races, a parade of the Little Kalamazoo Speedway quarter-midgets plus the Rent-a-Rides return to the track. Will any Rent-a-Ride driver take the $500 bonus money generously posted by Kasten Insulation Blasting & Coatings? The bonus goes to any first-time […]

Track Talk – April 26, 2017

Founded in 1964 as a part-time venture in George Lane’s garage, one thing has remained the same throughout the years at Lane Automotive: the desire to provide the best parts and the best service at competitive prices. Since the days when local racers lined up to buy racing parts at that tiny, one man shop, the company has grown and is now comprised of four separate divisions. Lane Automotive looks to the future, and the ever-changing challenges of meeting [...]

Track Talk – April 19, 2017

Oh the anticipation of the snarling rumble as cars lined up to take their first laps of the season on the fastest 3/8 mile track in the world. With a grim forecast all week, Mother Nature surprised us with warm temperatures and clear blue skies. A stiff breeze kept the flag at attention and bowed the pole a few times. KTS (Kalamazoo Track Services) was out and ready to respond to on […]

Track Talk – April 12, 2017

April 29 marks the 2nd Annual Safety Training at Kalamazoo Speedway, presented by the Speedway’s Kalamazoo Track Services (KTS). Thirteen tracks representing a capacity crowd of 46 will be attending a day packed with vital training to promote successful outcomes to on-track incidents. Highlighting the day will be landing zone operations (with West Michigan Air Care) plus hands on extrication with the Speedway’s newest pieces of training equipment, the “CutR” extrication simulator and the “FlipR”. Paul Lapaire will be [...]

Track Talk – March 15, 2017

Michael “Mick” Brooks has a long road ahead of him following a horrific accident that sent a sprint car over the fence injuring 3 men at the Volusia Speedway Park during Speed Weeks in Florida.  The Brooks family has long been a part of the Kalamazoo Speedway family and a benefit has been planned to assist the family with the hardships brought about by this devastating […]

Track Talk – February 15, 2017

We are reminded of the un anticipated start to the shotgun – start foot race for Super Shoe campsites. A plan was  developed:   Ready, Set and the firing off of a shotgun to signify Go. You know, just like the Olympics.  Ready went as orchestrated.  Set was looking good.  Then someone (yes we know  they  wore a staff T-shirt) honked the horn in the pace car to signify  all was  set and the shotgun should fire to start the race.  Of course everyone began racing at the honk and the rifle firing was nothing more than [...]

Track Talk – January 18, 2017

With all these unseasonably mild days it kind of makes you want to head to the track, doesn’t it?  Well, it won’t be long. Have you checked out the 2017 schedule?  (a printable version can be found at We’ve got a solid program put together for 2017 with plenty of extras.  At the heart of the schedule is the Whelen All-American Series for the Outlaw Super Late Models […]