Senneker Wins Fourth Klash, Ties Record

Terry Senneker - WEBSITE

Terry Senneker - WEBSITE

Despite Jeff Ganus and Brian Bergakker collecting wins in the first two segments of Kalamazoo Klash XXII, Terry Senneker picked up the third and final segment, resulting in a $10,000 payday and his fourth Kalamazoo Klash title. It is Senneker’s fourth Klash victory, which ties him with 12-time track champion Andy Bozell for the most ever in the nation’s premier Outlaw Super Late Model event. Bergakker finished second ahead of JR Roahrig, Steve Needles and Tom Thomas. Ross Meeuwsen led the second half of the top ten over Andy Bozell, Ganus, John Long and Adam Terry. Senneker was the fastest of the 39 qualifiers while Corey Ryman won the Last Chance race.

The return of the ARCA/CRA Super Series to Kalamazoo Speedway proved to be successful as Kyle Busch and Johnny VanDoorn put on a thrilling late race duel that resulted in Busch collecting his first Kalamazoo Speedway victory. Travis Braden finished third ahead of Ross Kenseth and Chad Finley. Alec Carll finished sixth beating out Todd Gilliland, Wes Griffith Jr., Joe Bush and Ali Kern. Busch was the quickest of the 31 qualifiers while the Last Chance race went to Justin Claucherty.

This Saturday, August 23 the battle for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model championship could come to an end one week early as Mike “Bubba” Brooks leads by 191 points entering the season’s penultimate event, the “Steensma 50”. Brooks could leave Saturday night with his second crown in as many seasons. The Super Stocks could also see a champion crowned as Buddy Head leads his brother Kenny by 117 points entering Saturday night’s “Allstar Performance 35”. The Pro Stocks and Mini Stocks will also be in action, as will the Cyber Stocks, who will run “Cyber Stock Madness Presented by Applebee’s”. It will also be the final autograph night of the season, so get there early to get your favorite drivers autograph. The autograph session will start at 6:00.

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

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.

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Speed51.com To Offer Kalamazoo Klash on Pay-Per-View

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Speed51.com is proud to offer the Kalamazoo Klash XXII for the first time ever on their 51 TV live Internet pay-per-view for only $19.99. Speed51.com Founder and NASCAR on FOX broadcaster Bob Dillner will lead the coverage of the full racing program on Wednesday night from Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The pay-per-view is available for race fans around the world.

What makes this year’s event special is that NASCAR star Kyle Busch is making his first appearance to Kalamazoo Speedway and will be competing in both the Outlaw Late Model 150 that will pay $10,000 to the winner along with the ARCA/CRA Super Series 100 that will pay $5,000 to the winner.

You can order the pay-per-view now at this link…

http://speed51.com/51livetv-events/

Coverage will start around 6:00pm on Wednesday.

Prior to the start of the pay-per-view coverage, Speed51.com will be doing their popular Trackside Now of practice and qualifying leading up to the pay-per-view start.

Speed51.com is the source for all short track racing news. It is also the largest and most popular pavement short track site in America. Speed51.com is also the exclusive live content provider at many tracks and events, including the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown, Florida Speedweeks at New Smyrna Speedway, many events for NASCAR’s Touring Series, Kalamazoo Klash, the Snowball Derby, the Winchester 400 and more.

 

 

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch Bullet Points

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Klash Practice Day

  • Pit Gates open at 4:30
  • Practice is $20
  • Practice is from 5:30-8:30
  • Grandstands are free for practice
  • Klash grandstand tickets will be available during this time

Klash Day

  • Pits open at 9 am
  • Pit passes are $35
  • All minors MUST SIGN IN with a parent
  • Grandstand tickets can be purchased at 9 am
  • Ticket office will open at 1 pm
  • Skyboxes open at 2:00
  • Races start at 6:30
  • Adults $25
  • Teens 10-15 $15
  • Kids 6-9 $5
  • 6 & under are free

 

Klash Tidbits & Times

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - Kyle Busch - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - Kyle Busch - WEBSITE

This year’s Klash will remain a one day event, however due to many of the CRA teams having never raced at Kalamazoo Speedway and with the recent announcement that Kyle Busch will be racing in both the CRA event as well as in the Outlaw Super Late Race, we are going to have a non-mandatory open practice for both the CRA and Outlaw cars. There will be no transponders or scoreboard being used at Tuesday’s practice. Practice tires will of course be sold at Tuesday’s practice however there will be No Outlaw Super Late Model Race Tires being picked out, being sorted or being purchased/mounted for Wednesdays Klash! Race tires will be sold at 9AM Wednesday when the pit gates open.   Also remember that no trailers will be allowed to park in the infield for Wednesdays Klash, but drivers will be allowed to leave their cars/equipment in the infield following Tuesdays Practice.

Time Schedule for Tuesday, August 12

Pit Gate & Tire Barn Opens – 4:30

Practice – 5:30-8:30

Time Schedule for Wednesday, August 13

Pit Gates & Tire Barn Opens 9:00
Mandatory Drivers Meeting 12:15
ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice 1:00-1:30
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Practice 1:35-2:05
ARCA/CRA Super Series Final Practice 2:10-2:40
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Final Practice 2:45-3:15
Qualifying 3:30
ARCA/CRA Super Series 2 Laps
Kalamazoo Klash XXII 3 Laps
Mandatory Autograph Session for all Drivers 5:00-5:45
Kyle Busch VIP Meet & Greet Session 5:00-6:00
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Awards Presentations 5:45
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Last Chance Race Lineup on Front Stretch 6:00
Invocation/National Anthem 6:26
Racing 6:30
Kalamazoo Klash XXII Last Chance 30 Laps
ARCA/CRA Super Series 100 Laps
Kalamazoo Klash XXII – Segment 1 50 Laps
10 Minute Break
Kalamazoo Klash XXII-Segment 2 50 Laps
10 Minute Break
Kalamazoo Klash XXII-Final Segment 50 Laps

Schedule is subject to change without notice

“Bubba” Takes Klash-Tune Up Victory After Late Race Battle With Foote

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike “Bubba” Brooks picked up the victory in Saturday night’s “Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up Presented by Applebee’s” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models at Kalamazoo Speedway. AJ Foote, who lost the lead to Brooks on a late restart, finished a solid second ahead of Billy Shannon, Rick Senneker and Marc Casey. Mark Shook returned to the track after a couple of weeks off and finished sixth ahead of Matt Frazier, Brandon Lyons, John Chapman and Brandon Zachary. Foote set quick time for the event with a lap of 12.868 seconds.

The Super Stocks once again put on a great show with Buddy Head narrowly holding off a hard charging Brandon Lyons for the victory. Chris Shannon finished third ahead of Scott Rugg and fast qualifier Kenny Head. The second half of the top ten was led by Kelli Jo Hofacker over Rob Hardy, Jack Cook, Jordan Hunderman and David Guarino. Heat race victories went to Buddy Head and Rugg.

John Foote Jr. emerged victorious after a very competitive thirty lap Pro Stock feature. Former champion Greg Haynes finished second ahead of young Ryan Beadle, Barry Jenkins and Brent Hook. Fast qualifier Budd Hybels finished sixth beating out Zach Westdorp, Ron Landis, John Bassett and Tommy Hamilton. Westdorp and Greg Brown won the heats.

The Mini Stocks saw young Chaz Hook, son of veteran driver Brent Hook, come out on top of their twenty-five lap feature event. Fast qualifier Logan Knight finished second ahead of Jeremy Collins, former champion Frank Stager and Nolan Potter. Shane Clark led the second half of the top ten over point leader Jerime Damron, Brian Echtinaw, Sierra Lantz and Josh Salter. Clark and Collins won the heat races.

Jerry Jansen Jr. worked his way from deep in the field all the way to the front to pick up the victory in the twenty lap Cyber Stock feature.  Brian Gregersen finished second ahead of Kyle Shannon, Doug Nelson and Jerry Jansen III. Drew Maxwell was sixth beating out Bob Miller, Kyle Jansen, Ryan Hufford and Josh Roberts. Cliff Lambert set quick time while the heat race victories went to Miller and Matt Majewski.

Next on the schedule at Kalamazoo Speedway is the biggest show of the year, “Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch Presented by Boyne Machine and Enterprise Iron & Metal”!! With over 40 entries for the Outlaw Super Late Model portion of the event, this promises to be a Klash to remember. The ARCA/CRA Super Series will also be on hand to run a 100 lap, $5,000 to win event. There are 29 cars on the entry list for that event. Action will kick off with practice on Tuesday night from 5:30-8:30. On Wednesday practice starts at 1:00, with qualifying at 3:30, an autograph session at 5:00 and racing at 6:30.

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

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.

 

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch Ticket Information

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL

This Thursday, August 7 at 5:00pm will be the deadline to call and pre-purchase Kalamazoo Klash XXII tickets and have them mailed to you. You can still purchase tickets at Howe Patio & Window in Plainwell this Friday, August 8 or at the track this Saturday, August 9. Saturday will be the last opportunity to purchase advanced tickets.  TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE TRACK THE DAY OF THE EVENT, STARTING AT 1:00PM!!

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

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.

 

Updated Entry List Nears 70 Late Models for Kalamazoo Klash XXII/Boyne Machine Company 100!!

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Entries continue to pour in for Wednesday, August 13th’s “Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch”.  The Outlaw Super Late Models, who will run 150 laps for $10,000 to win now have 42 cars entered as of 7:00am on August 7th with several other drivers rumored to be making plans to attend.  The entry list for the 100 lap, $5,000 to win ARCA/CRA Super Series “Boyne Machine Company 100″ currently sits at 26 cars and also has other drivers rumored to be attending, including three time Klash winner Terry Senneker.  The complete entry list for both events, as of 7:00am on August 7th are below.

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch Presented by Boyne Machine & Enterprise Iron & Metal (42 cars)

Car # Driver
09 Marc Casey
00 Steven Dolphin
0 Nickolas Bailey
1 Todd Currier
2 Charlie Hanna
3 Matt Corliss
3 Ben Raber
4 Adam Terry
9 Luke Krick
10 Jack Landis
10 Bud Perry
12 Brian Bergakker
13 Robbie Ferrier
14 Mark Shook
14 Trent Hellenga
15 Brian Maxim
15 Chuck Greer
16 Steve Needles
18 Jeff Ganus
21 Billy Shannon
21 Dave Simpson
24 Brandon Zachary
25 JR Roahrig
25 Bob Wroblewski
29 Roger Northrup
37 Terry Senneker
40 Dakota Carlson
40 Jamison Russell
42 Brian Ross
49 John Chapman
51 Kyle Busch
57 Rick Senneker
72 Scott Hantz
82 Tom Thomas
83 Andy Bozell
84 Mike Brooks
88 Trevor McCoy
88 A.J. Foote
95 Derrick Griffin
97 Matt Frazier
161 Phil Bozell
? AJ Foote Racing 2ndCar

Boyne Machine Company 100 (26 cars)

Car # Driver
1S Jon Beach
1 Travis Braden
6 Brandon Hermiller
7 Paul Shafer Jr.
9 Brandon Watson
10 Steve Dorer
12 Tim DeVos
21 Terry VanHaitsma
23 Chris Koslek
26 Rick Turner
28 Ali Kern
30 Justin Claucherty
33 Wes Griffith Jr.
42 Chad Finley
47 Brian Campbell
51 Kyle Busch
55L Dave Lake
71 Johnny VanDoorn
72 Thomas Woodin
77 Ross Kenseth
77R David Ragan
84 Jay Niewiek
98 Todd Gilliland
101L Joe Bush
131 Nick Gullatta
147
Jordan Sims

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

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.

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Entry List Continues to Grow, Now at Over 60 Late Models Between Two Races!!

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kalamazoo Klash XXII Logo - FINAL - WEBSITE

Kyle Busch, David Ragan, Ross Kenseth, Gilliland, Campbell, Brooks, Braden, VanDoorn, Bozell, and Finley Among star studded entrants for Kalamazoo Klash XXII featuring Outlaw Super Late Models and ARCA/CRA Super Series drivers

Kalamazoo, MI – The cornerstone event of the 2014 season at Kalamazoo Speedway is right around the corner with less than a week before some of the nations most talented and followed race drivers ascend on southwest lower Michigan. The “Klash” will take place on Wednesday night, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. is presented by Boyne Machine and Enterprise Iron and Metal, and will be headlined by NASCAR Champion and short-track ace Kyle Busch who will race at “The Zoo” for the very first time.

The Outlaw Super Late Model field includes early confirmed entries from drivers such as Terry Senneker, Mike Brooks, Tom Thomas, Andy Bozell, Scott Hantz, Brian Bergakker and Adam Terry to name a couple. Other names include Raber, Landis, Maxim, Foote, Shannon, Russell and Ganus among the 37 currently pre-entered drivers with more anticipated, who will all be vying for the $10,000 winners purse and trophy.

Kyle Busch, who takes on the nickname ‘Rowdy’ as made famous in the movie Days of Thunder driving the #51, will pull rare short-track double-duty, driving a Toyota powered Outlaw Super Late Model fielded by legend Bob Blount, as well as his own Kyle Busch Motorsports #51 Toyota Camry ARCA/CRA Super Series car.

The Boyne Machine Company 100 Template Super Late Model field appears to be just as strong with entries including Ross Kenseth, Todd Gilliland, David Ragan, Brian Campbell, Johnny VanDoorn, Travis Braden, Joe Bush, and Chad Finley to name a handful. The ARCA/CRA Super Series always puts on some of the best side-by-side short track racing anywhere, and will be the $5,000-to-win prelude to the outlaw event, making it easily one of the largest short track racing nights of the 2014 season anywhere in the country.

Tickets for Kalamazoo Klash XXII will go on sale on race day at 9AM. Fans are encouraged to visit KalamazooSpeedway.com or ‘Like’ Kalamazoo Speedway on Facebook for the latest in speedway news and updates, photos and promotions ongoing throughout the 2014 season.

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

 

Kenny Head Wins Thrilling Super Stock Spectacular; Klash Tune-Up Is Next!

Kenny Head - WEBSITE

Kenny Head - WEBSITE

Brandon Lyons made a thrilling late race charge but came up just short as Kenny Head hung on to win the “Super Stock Spectacular Presented by USA Earthworks” for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Super Stocks. Chris Shannon finished a solid third ahead of point leader Buddy Head and Scott Rugg. Luke Krick led the second half of the top ten over Jerry Pierman, fast qualifier Kelli Jo Hofacker, Jack Cook and Patrick Kirkendall. Shannon and Buddy Head won the Australian Pursuit races.

The “Pro Stock Open Presented by 92.5 the ZUU” produced an excellent race with John Foote Jr. holding off Brent Hook. Barry Jenkins had a very impressive third place finish beating out fast qualifier Lloyd Brooks and Budd Hybels. Former Pro Stock champion Greg Haynes finished sixth ahead of Greg Brown, Zach Westdorp, Ed Burgen and Ryan Beadle. Brown and John Bassett won the Australian Pursuits.

The Mini Stock feature saw the top two drivers in the point standings put on a thrilling race with Chuck Greer emerging victorious over point leader Jerime Damron. Chaz Hook finished third ahead of former champion Frank Stager and Logan Knight. Aaron Zimmerman led the second half of the top ten over Shane Clark, Brian Echtinaw, Noah Gallandt and fast qualifier Andrew Brest. Damron and Chaz Hook won the pursuits.

Young Keegan Dykstra continued his impressive season by picking up the victory in the twenty lap Cyber Stock feature. Bob Miller came home second beating out Kyle Jansen, fast qualifier Jerry Jansen Jr. and Josh Roberts. Brian Gregersen finished sixth ahead of Cliff Lambert, Doug Nelson, Jerry Jansen III and Drew Maxwell. Dykstra and Matt Corliss Jr. collected the pursuit victories.

The Vores Compact Touring Series was in town and brought a solid field of cars once again. Their thirty lap feature saw Todd Metz Jr. beat out Todd Metz Sr. for the victory. Chris Jennings came home third ahead of Mike Richardson and Cole Roelofs. The second half of the top ten saw William Hartman beat out Spencer Wortinger, Kyle Brigance, Kalamazoo Speedway Outlaw Super Late Model point leader Mike Brooks and James Trussell. Ron Fizzel set quick time while pursuit wins went to Ryan Hoffman, Brigance and Metz Sr. Eric Kuenstler won the ‘B’ Feature.

This Saturday night, August 9 the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models return to the Zoo to run the “Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up Presented by Applebee’s”. This event will be a 75 lap race and pay $1,500 to win. It will be the last chance for drivers to tune-up for Wednesday, August 13th’s “Kalamazoo Klash XXII Featuring Kyle Busch”. In addition to the Outlaw Super Late Models all other weekly divisions will be in action including the Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks.

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

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.

 

“Bubba” Wins “Raceceiver 50” @ the Zoo

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

Mike Brooks - WEBSITE

NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model point leader Mike “Bubba” Brooks picked up the victory Saturday night in the “Raceceiver 50” at Kalamazoo Speedway. Brandon Zachary picked up the best finish of his Outlaw Super Late Model career at the speedway by finishing an impressive second ahead of Matt Corliss, John Chapman and Marc Casey. Matt Krywosinski led the second half of the top ten over Luke Krick, Matt Frazier, AJ Foote and Todd Harrington. Robbie Ferrier set quick time while heat wins went to Brooks and Billy Shannon.

Kenny Head returned to victory lane in the thirty lap Super Stock feature, holding off his brother Buddy by 0.763 seconds. Brandon Lyons returned to the speedway with an impressive third place finish ahead of Chris Shannon and Rodney Spencer. Jerry Pierman finished sixth beating out Kelli Jo Hofacker, Jack Cook, Scott Rugg and David Guarino. Buddy Head was the fastest qualifier while Lyons and Pierman won the heat races.

The Cyber Stock division saw another action packed feature with young Josh Roberts coming out on top. Roberts held off Brian Gregersen, Cliff Lambert, Kyle Jansen and Jerry Jansen Jr. for the victory. Keegan Dykstra finished sixth ahead of Jerry Jansen III, Ryan Hufford, Kyle Shannon and Doug Nelson. Jansen Jr. was the events fastest qualifier while heat wins were picked up by Roberts and Hufford.

The Must See Racing.com Xtreme Sprint Series was the final event of the night and they ran their fifty lap feature in just under 10 minutes!! Jim McCune emerged victorious over Aaron Pierce, Ryan Gillenwater, Troy DeCaire and Brian Gerster. Davey Hamilton Jr. finished sixth beating out David Byrne, Cody Hoover, Billie Wease and Sondi Eden. Gillenwater set quick time with a 10.636 second lap, which is an average of 126.927mph. Heat wins went to Wease, Hoover and Gerster.

This Saturday night, August 2nd is the final “Low Dough Show” of the 2014, where adult admission is only $8!! The Super Stocks will run their biggest event of the season, the “Super Stock Spectacular Presented by USA Earthworks”, which will pay $1,000 to the winner! The Pro Stocks will run the “Pro Stock Open Presented by 92.5 the ZUU”, which will pay $500 to win. The Vores Compact Touring Series North will also be in town for their final trip to the Zoo in 2014. Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will complete the program. All divisions will be running the fan favorite “Australian Pursuit” races to kick off the night. There will also be Big Wheel/Bicycle races for the kids!

Kalamazoo Speedway plays host to some of the best entertainment events in the state of Michigan, and welcomes corporate groups, family outings, suite rentals, and clean family fun. Call 269-692-2423 Monday through Friday to learn more!

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.

 

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