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Kyle Busch will have his infamous number-51 in the race.  Speed51.com/Bruce Nuttleman photo)

NASCAR Star Kyle Busch to Enter Kalamazoo Klash XXII

July 16, 2014 • Archives, Late Models, Ticker, Top Stories

Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo Speedway officials are excited to announce that NASCAR Champion and superstar Kyle Busch will sign autographs and compete in this years Kalamazoo Klash events.  The 22nd Annual Klash, on Wednesday night, August 13, is the keystone event on the exciting 2014 calendar at “The Zoo”.

Kyle Busch first got behind a steering wheel at the age of six, and hasn’t looked back.  The Las Vegas, Nevada native currently sits 8th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points heading in to next Sunday’s race in Indianapolis. Busch will be looking to add two more wins to his already impressive resume, as he will race in both the Kalamazoo Klash Outlaw Late Model 150-lap race, as well as the ARCA/CRA Super Series 100-lapper. The 29-year-old has claimed 135 checkered flags within NASCAR’s top three series, as well as countless wins on short-tracks coast to coast including the Snowball Derby, Winchester 400, Rowdy 251 and the Prelude to the Dream, to name just a few.

This years Klash race day will be jam-packed full of activity, including practice and qualifying for both Late Model classes, an all-driver on-track autograph session with both classes, last chance events, and 250-laps worth of feature racing on the 3/8 mile.

Some lucky race fans will also get the chance to meet and get an autograph from Kyle Busch from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Kalamazoo Speedway will be offering only 200 VIP Meet & Greet Wristbands, which will include the following:
1.      Reserved VIP Seating on the Party Deck in turn 3 for the entire Klash Event
2.      A buffet dinner including soft drinks will be served from 4-6:30 p.m.
3.      Meet and get an Autograph from Kyle Busch, from 5-6 p.m.

Adults Wristbands (which includes general admission to the event and the three above listed items) will be $45.  Teens 10-15 will cost $30 and kids 9 and younger will be $20.

The ARCA/CRA Super Series Boyne Machine 100 will arguably see the best template Late Model drivers anywhere, with names like Ross Kenseth, Brian Campbell and Travis Braden, as well as local favorites such as Phil Bozell, Brandon Hermiller and others possible. Kyle Busch will climb behind the wheel of his own Kyle Busch Motorsports #51 Toyota in search of another Champion Racing Association win and his first at Kalamazoo Speedway.

The big dance will be the 22nd annual running of the Kalamazoo Klash on the high banks, featuring current Kalamazoo point leader Mike Brooks, defending race winner Terry Senneker, and multiple time winner and champion Andy Bozell. For the first time in years, Busch will jump back behind the wheel of Toyota powered Outlaw Late Model, driving for legend Bob Blount in the 3-segment, 150-lap, $10,000-to-win outlaw race.

Tickets for Kalamazoo Klash XXII are available at the speedway box office on race days or in advance of the event for $20, saving $5.00 off the Klash race day adult ticket price. 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 Press Release. Photo Credit: Bruce Nuttleman/Speed51.com

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