Race fans and race teams can find pertinent information about Wednesday’s Kalamazoo Klash XXV at Kalamazoo Speedway (MI) in 51’s Fast Facts below.
Date: August 9
Track: Kalamazoo Speedway (world’s fastest 3/8-mile paved oval)
Location: 7656 Ravine Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Sanction: Sweet Manufacturing Outlaw SLM Series & ARCA/CRA Super Series
Distance: 125 laps each
General Admission Tickets:
Adults – $25
Teens 13-15 – $15
Kids 6-12 – $5
Kids 5 and Under – Free
Media coverage: Speed51.com will offer a live pay-per-view broadcast of the Kalamazoo Klash for $19.99.
Websites: www.kalamazoospeedway.com, www.cra-racing.com
Track phone: (269)-692-2423
Notes: 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will be pulling double duty, racing in both the Outlaw SLM and Template SLM features. Busch won the ARCA/CRA Super Series feature in 2014. Tyler Roahrig enters the Kalamazoo Klash looking to finally capture his first win in the big race. Roahrig came up just short one year ago after watching Terry Senneker, Jr. go by him with less than 15 laps remaining. Speaking of Senneker, he’ll be looking for his record sixth Klash victory. 2015 race winner Jeff Ganus will also be in the field searching for his second Klash victory. Defending CRA race winner Brian Campbell leads a strong field of Template Super Late Models including some surprise entries like Quebec’s Raphael Lessard and New York’s Eddie Fatscher. Rookie driver Josh Brock leads the ARCA/CRA Super Series point standings heading into Kalamazooo. Fresh off his Gold Cup win last week, Harold Fair Jr. returns to the Klash for only the second time in his career. The three-time Gold Cup Champion would love to pick up a win in west Michigan. The event has never had a repeat winner. The Bozell family of Andy & Phil Bozell has five Klash wins and a Template Klash win.
Last Year’s Winner: Terry Senneker / Brian Campbell
Previous Kalamazoo Klash Outlaw SLM Winners:
2016 Terry Sennker Jr.
2015 Jeff Ganus
2014 Terry Senneker Jr.
2013 Terry Senneker Jr.
2012 Terry Senneker Jr.
2011 Phil Bozell
2010 Rick Sexton
2009 Steve Needles
2008 Terry Senneker Jr.
2007 Johnny Benson Jr.
2006 Andy Bozell
2005 Lee Anderson
2004 Fred Campbell
2003 Tom Thomas
2002 Chris Orr
2001 Ken Scheffler
2000 Todd Curren
1999 Chris Orr
1998 Mike Vansparrentak
1997 Andy Bozell
1996 Bob Holley
1995 Brain Cloud
1994 Andy Bozell
1993 Andy Bozell
Previous Kalamazoo Klash Template SLM Winners:
2016 Brian Campbell
2015 Ali Kern
2014 Kyle Busch
2013 Phil Bozell
2012 Johnny Benson
2011 Johnny VanDoorn
Purse: Outlaw SLM – $5,000 to win, Template SLM – $5,000 to win
Outlaw SLM Entry List (As of 8/7/18):
|6||Jimmie Ward, Jr.|
|37||Terry Senneker, Jr.|
|71||Harold Fair, Jr.|
Template SLM Entry List (As of 8/7/17):
|7||Wes Griffith, Jr.|
Wednesday, August 9
11 a.m. – Pit Gates & Tire Barn Opens
1 p.m. – Mandatory Driver’s Meeting
1:30 – 2 p.m. – ARCA/CRA Super Series Practice
2:05 – 2:35 p.m. – Kalamazoo Klash XXV Practice
2:40 – 3:10 p.m. – ARCA/CRA Super Series Final Practice
3:15 – 3:45 p.m. – Kalamzoo Klash XXV Final Practice
3:50 – Qualifying (ARCA/CRA Super Series & Kalamazoo Klash XXV)
5 – 6:15 p.m. – Exclusive Trackside Experience with Kyle Busch
5 – 6:15 p.m. – Mandatory Autograph Session for All Drivers
6:30 p.m. – Kalamazoo Klash XXV Awards Presentations
6:30 p.m. – Kalamazoo Klash XXV Last Chance Race Lineup on Frontstretch
6:54 p.m. – Invocation / National Anthem
7 p.m. – Kalamzoo Klash XXV Last Chance Race (25 laps)
ARCA/CRA Super Series Feature (125 laps)
Kalamazoo Klash XXV (125 laps)
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