Two-Time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion To Race Kalamazoo Klash XXIVkalamazoo
Kalamazoo Speedway officials are excited to announce that Two-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Matt Crafton will race in this years Kalamazoo Klash. The 24th Annual Klash, on Wednesday night, August 10, is one of the keystone events on the exciting 2016 calendar at “The Zoo”.
Matt Crafton drove his way into the NASCAR history books in 2014, becoming the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) back-to-back champion, winning titles in 2013 and 2014. In a season that was characterized by success, 2014 marked the first time in Crafton’s 15-year career in the NCWTS to win more than one race in a season, prevailing at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. The Tulare, California native extended his NCWTS record for consecutive starts to 338, recorded 13 top-five finishes, more than any other season in the NCWTS, and led a career-high 298 laps in 11 races.
This years Klash race day will be jam-packed full of activity, including practice and qualifying for both Late Model classes, an all-driver autograph session with both classes, last chance event(s), and 250-laps worth of feature racing on the 3/8 mile.
The ARCA/CRA Super Series 125 lap event will arguably see the best template Late Model drivers anywhere, with names like Brian Campbell, Johnny VanDoorn and current ARCA/CRA Super Series point leader Cody Coughlin. 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion and current NASCAR Xfinity Series Chase Grid leader Erik Jones will climb behind the wheel of a KBR development house car in search of another ARCA/CRA Super Series win and his first at Kalamazoo Speedway.
The big dance will be the 24th annual running of the Kalamazoo Klash on the high banks, featuring three-time defending Kalamazoo Speedway outlaw Super Late Model champion Mike “Bubba” Brooks, four-time race winner Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Tyler Roahrig and several others. Crafton, who finished an impressive 4th in last year’s event, will be looking to add his name to the list of winners in this marquee event.