Kyle Busch can't get enough of short track racing. One week after entering the Dixieland 250 in Wisconsin, Busch is now preparing to do double duty at Kalamazoo Speedway this Wednesday night. The former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion will compete in both the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model portion and the Outlaw Super Late Model feature.
Wednesday night's trip to Kalamazoo, Michigan will be the second of Busch's career. He won the 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series portion of the Klash.
“I really enjoyed my experience at Kalamazoo Speedway a couple of years ago -- the race track was a lot of fun and the fans were great, so I’m excited to be going back," Busch told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. "We were able to win the Super Late Model portion last time, but unfortunately our race ended early in the Klash due to an engine failure. Hopefully this time around we can pull of the double and win both events.”
Busch will be piloting his own Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota in the SLM feature and will be running an Outlaw SLM housed by Senneker Performance. Senneker Performance is the same company that builds cars for five-time Klash winner, Terry Senneker, Jr.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with Kyle Busch in a Senneker Performance Outlaw Car for the 2017 Kalamazoo Klash," Senneker said. "He is my son's favorite driver, so I am even more excited for Reese to see he and I race against each other this summer. Kyle brings yet another dynamic to the already talented field of drivers, and I am looking forward to the challenge."
Track owner/promoter, Gary Howe, noted that having the West Michigan Toyota Dealers onboard made it possible for the Speedway to host Busch for the 25th running of the Kalamazoo Klash quipping that Toyota’s tag line of “Let’s Go Places” is perfect for how the event is shaping up.
It is not out of the ordinary for the Kalamazoo Klash to have a star-studded line up. The Klash has seen the likes of a young Matt Kenseth, Ken Schrader, Johnny Benson Jr. and more recently NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Matt Crafton.
The Kalamazoo Klash XXV is set to take place on Tuesday, August 9 at Kalamazoo Speedway based in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Fans unable to make it to the race track on Wednesday night to watch Kyle Busch battle the Late Model stars can watch the races live via a pay-per-view video broadcast on Speed51.com
For more information, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com.
-Story by Hannah Newhouse, Speed51.com Southeast Correspondent
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