Date: Aug. 13, 2014
Event: Boyne Machine 100
Series: ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Model
Location: Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway (3/8-mile oval)
Qualified/Started/Finished: 1st / 9th / 1st (Running, completed 100 of 150 laps)
Winner: Kyle Busch of Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) (Toyota)
Kyle Busch picked up his third consecutive Super Late Model victory over the last three weeks Tuesday night, winning the Boyne Machine 100 ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Model race at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.
Despite racing at “The Zoo” for the first time, Busch set a new track record in qualifying when he toured the 3/8-mile oval in 12.527 seconds. After the invert, he started the 100-lap event from the ninth position and then during the first half of the he methodically maneuvered his way towards the front of the field.
By lap 10, Rowdy had advanced up to the sixth spot and on lap 20 was scored in the third spot. On lap 52, the Las Vegas native put his Rheem/Young Supply Camry out front for the first time and despite a strong challenge from ARCA/CRA Series regular Johnny Van Doorn, remained out front for the final 49 laps.
“These ARCA/CRA Super Series races are so much fun to run — it was another great crowd and (Johnny) Van Doorn gave us a run for our money tonight,” Busch said. “It was cool to have Rheem onboard here in Kalamazoo, considering this is where their home office originated back in the 70’s. I can’t thank all the guys at KBM for giving me another fast Camry and everyone at KBM Chassis for building such a great piece that we’ve been able to win a lot of races with the last couple years.”
Kyle Busch and the KBM Super Late Model Program would like to thank the following partners for their support during the Boyne Machine 100:
Notable wins for the KBM Late Model team since its inception in 2007 include: Wisconsin All-Star 100 at the Milwaukee Mile (Kyle Busch 2008), Red Bud 300 at Anderson Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009), Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009 & Erik Jones 2013), Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009 & Erik Jones 2013), SpeedFest at Lanier National Speedway (Kyle Busch 2009 & 2010), SpeedFest at Watermelon Capital Speedway (Kyle Busch 2012), Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway (Kyle Busch 2010, 2011 and 2012), All-American 400 at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville (TJ Reaid 2010), Slinger Nationals at Slinger Super Speedway (Kyle Busch 2011), the Oxford 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway (Kyle Busch 2011), Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway (Kyle Busch 2013) and the Howie Lettow Memorial at the Milwaukee Mile (Kyle Busch 2013 & Erik Jones 2014).
– KBM press release and supplied photo