12:10
For all of us from Speed51.com, for Matt Prieur & Renee Thomas, we say good night from Kalamazoo, Michigan and we’ll see you all right back here THIS Wednesday, August 15th for KALAMAZOO KLASH XX….

Good Night…. 

12:09
One final reminder,  Kalamazoo Klash XX will take place August 15, 2012 and will be one of the most anticipated Klashes in history. With the amount of different winners in the Outlaw Super Late Models this season, it appears as though this year’s Klash could be the most unpredictable Klash to date. Among the outsiders expected to contend for this year’s victory are Ross Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Tyler and JR Roahrig and many more. They will compete against local stars Andy Bozell, Brian Bergakker, Phil Bozell, Trent Hellenga and more.

In addition to the Outlaw Super Late Models going 150 laps on Wednesday in the most prestigious race in the country for the wedge bodied machines, The template-bodied Coors Light Super Late Models, who call Berlin Raceway, located just 45 minutes north and west of here in Marne, Michigan, will have an out-of-town race during Kalamazoo Klash XX on Wednesday, August 15th.

The template-bodied Super Late Model show, going 100 laps, will pay $5,000 to the winner. It is also a points paying event for the Berlin Raceway Coors Light Late Model Division. Any outsiders that wish to run this event are encouraged. The division follows the ARCA/CRA Super Series rules. Any car fitting those rules is eligible including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance.

There is also a $1,000 bonus to the driver who finishes the highest in BOTH the Kalamazoo Klash outlaw late model race and the Coors Light Super Late Model 100. So a great bonus for those drivers looking to pull some double-duty at one of the highly anticipated shows in the country.

The F-40 and F-48 tires will be utilized for this event. Any driver / team looking to run this race that isn’t already registered with Berlin Raceway must register to collect payout, there is no registration fee.

For more information on the Kalamazoo Klash XX,visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com and for additional template Super Late Model information, visit: www.berlinraceway.com

12:08
We’re going to wrap it up from here in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We sincerely thank Gary & Donna Howe for the wonderful hospitality shown to the Speed51.com crew on the grounds here at Kalamazoo Speedway. 
12:00
Comment From mike russell 

Senneker cars 1 2 3 4 the guanlet has been laid down for the Klash 

11:58
Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up UNOFFICIAL Results

1. 16 Jeff Ganus
2. 14 Steve Needles
3. 12 Brian Bergakker
4. 31 Todd Harrington
5. 11 Jeff Bozell
6. 14 Mark Shook
7. 03 Randy Chupp
8. 16 Billy Shannon
9. 84 Mike Brooks
10. 9 Luke Krick
11. 88 Matt Bainbridge
12. 57 Rick Senneker
13. 83 Andy Bozell
14. 32 John Long
15. 40 Jamison Russell
16. 68 Eric McGlothlen
17. 64 Todd Dougherty
18. 76 Doug Rodenhisler
19. 4 Adam Terry
20. 10 Jeff Rodevoets
21. 15 Chuck Greer
22. 3 Bill Tomlinson
23. 49 John Chapman
24. 8 Matt Corliss 

11:52
We’re heading back upstairs to wrap.things up here in a bit…. 
11:52
Winner Jeff Ganus poses with the Harding Family in victory lane. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:50
Jeff Ganus poses with the Bobby Blount Motorsports Crew after his second win of the season at Kalamazoo Speedway and first driving Blount’s #16. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:50
Senneker Performance went First through Fourth in this event. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:49
16 Jeff Ganus – Constantine, Michigan. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:48
Jeff Ganus talks to Kalamazoo Speedway Co-Announcer, Andy Jach after winning the Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-up 75. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:46
We’re heading Trackside for some photos and more information, we’ll be back shortly…. 
11:46
16 Jeff Ganus WINS The Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75!!!! 
11:46
WHITE FLAG…. 
11:46
Two Laps To Go …. 
11:46
12 Bergakker is solidly in third. 
11:45
16 Ganus putting some lapped cars between him and 14 Needles. 
11:45
5 LAPS TO GO…. 
11:45
14 Needles is trying to reel in 16 Ganus but is running out of time. 
11:44
11 J. Bozell, 14 Shook, and 03 Chupp battle for 6-8th. 
11:44
12 Bergakker gets by 31 Harrington for third. 
11:44
10 LAPS TO GO…. 
11:43
14 Needles completes the pass for SECOND and sets his sights on 16 Ganus. 
11:43
14 Needles is ALL OVER 31 Harrington for second while 16 Ganus continues to open up his lead. 
11:43
60 Laps Completed – 15 Laps To Go (Top 5): 16 Ganus, 31 Harrington, 14 Needles, 12 Bergakker, 11 J. Bozell. 
11:42
14 Needles around 12 Bergakker AND 11 J. Bozell to claim THIRD. 
11:42
16 Ganus pulls away again from the rest of the field. 
11:41
We’re Quickly back to GREEN…. 
11:40
CAUTION Lap 53: 83 A. Bozell comes to rest in turn one. 
11:40
83 A. Bozell OFF THE PACE! 
11:39
50 Laps Completed – 25 Laps To Go (Top 5): 16 Ganus, 83 A. Bozell, 31 Harrington, 11 J. Bozell, 14 Shook 
11:39
16 Ganus is QUICKLY pulling away from the rest of the field. 
11:38
16 Ganus TAKES THE LEAD on Lap 47. 
11:38
We;re GREEN 
11:35
76 Rodenhisler came to rest just past the start/finish line. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:34
9 Krick was involved as well. 
11:34
CAUTION Lap 44; 76 Rodenhisler HARD into the turns 3-4 wall. 
11:33
GREEN is back out…. 
11:33
We’ll try it again, 31 Harrington again to the outside and 16 Ganus must go to the bottom lane. 
11:32
He pulls away under his own power. 
11:32
CAUTION Lap 44; 40 Russell spins and hits the inside front stretch wall 
11:31
GREEN Flag…. 
11:31
One To Go until Green. 
11:30
31 Harrington will take the outside lane forcing 16 Ganus to the inside on this restart. 
11:30
64 Dougherty drove to his pit under his own power. 
11:29
68 Eric McGlothlen being towed away. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:27
4 Terry being towed to the pits. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:25
4 Adam Terry being tended to in turn two. (Speed51.com Photo)
11:24
4 Terry climbed the wall in turn two. 
11:23
68 McGlothlen, 64 Dougherty, 4 Terry all involved. 
11:23
CAUTION Lap 44; BIG Pile-Up in turn two. 
11:23
GREEN Flag is back out…. 
11:22
(11-19): 9 Krick, 76 Rodenhisler, 4 Terry, 16 Shannon, 40 Russell. 84 Brooks, 88 Bainbridge, 57 Senneker, 32 Long.

EVERYONE Else is Out!!!! 

11:20
Kalamazoo Klash XX will take place August 15, 2012 and will be one of the most anticipated Klashes in history. With the amount of different winners in the Outlaw Super Late Models this season, it appears as though this year’s Klash could be the most unpredictable Klash to date. Among the outsiders expected to contend for this year’s victory are Ross Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Tyler and JR Roahrig and many more. They will compete against local stars Andy Bozell, Brian Bergakker, Phil Bozell, Trent Hellenga and more.

In addition to the Outlaw Super Late Models going 150 laps on Wednesday in the most prestigious race in the country for the wedge bodied machines, The template-bodied Coors Light Super Late Models, who call Berlin Raceway, located just 45 minutes north and west of here in Marne, Michigan, will have an out-of-town race during Kalamazoo Klash XX on Wednesday, August 15th.

The template-bodied Super Late Model show, going 100 laps, will pay $5,000 to the winner. It is also a points paying event for the Berlin Raceway Coors Light Late Model Division. Any outsiders that wish to run this event are encouraged. The division follows the ARCA/CRA Super Series rules. Any car fitting those rules is eligible including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance.

There is also a $1,000 bonus to the driver who finishes the highest in BOTH the Kalamazoo Klash outlaw late model race and the Coors Light Super Late Model 100. So a great bonus for those drivers looking to pull some double-duty at one of the highly anticipated shows in the country.

The F-40 and F-48 tires will be utilized for this event. Any driver / team looking to run this race that isn’t already registered with Berlin Raceway must register to collect payout, there is no registration fee.

For more information on the Kalamazoo Klash XX, visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com and for additional template Super Late Model information, visit: www.berlinraceway.com

11:20
14 Needles has charged from the back of the pack and climbed into the top 10 just prior to the caution coming out. 
11:19
Under Caution, 44 Laps Completed – 31 Laps To Go (Top 10): 31 Harrington, 16 Ganus, 14 Shook, 83 A. Bozell, 12 Bergakker, 11 J. Bozell, 68 McGlothlen, 64 Dougherty, 03 Chupp, 14 Needles. 
11:17
CAUTION Lap 44; 15 Greer spins on the front stretch.
11:17
44 Laps Completed – 31 Laps To Go (Top 5): 31 Harrington, 16 Ganus, 14 Shook, 83 A. Bozell, 12 Bergakker.
11:16
12 Bergakker up to FIFTH! 
11:16
14 Shook and 83 A. Bozell are reeling in the top two. 
11:16
16 Ganus is now on 31 Harrington’s Back Bumper…. 
11:16
1/2 WAY (38 Laps In – 37 To Go) (Top 10): 31 Harrington, 16 Ganus, 14 Shook, 83 A. Bozell, 68 McGlothlen, 11 J. Bozell, 12 Bergakker, 76 Rodehisler, 64 Dougherty, 03 Chupp. 
11:15
35 Laps Completed – 40 Laps To Go (Top 5)” 31 Harrington, 16 Ganus, 14 Shook, 83 A. Bozell, 68 McGlothlen. 
11:14
14 Shook back to third as he gets around 68 McGlothlen. Here comes 83 A. Bozell who goes to the top side and he;s now in FOURTH! 
11:14
16 Ganus is QUICKLY reeling in the leader, 31 Harrington.
11:13
16 Ganus goes around 11 J. Bozell, 14 Shook, AND 68 McGlothlen in one fell swoop to take SECOND! 
11:13
And 16 Ganus has caught up to 11 J. Bozell’s back bumper. 
11:12
16 Ganus around the outside from ninth on the restart, he is now fifth! 
11:12
68 McGlothlen and 14 Shook battle for second with 11 J. Bozell right behind them trying to figure out which one to follow. 
11:12
31 Harrington has pulled away to about a 10 car length lead. 
11:11
20 Laps Completed – 55 Laps To Go (Top 5): 31 Harrington, 68 McGlothlen, 14 Shook, 11 J. Bozell, 76 Rodenhisler. 
11:11
Give fourth to 11 J. Bozell. 
11:11
14 Shook around 76 Rodehisler for third. 11 J. Bozell trying to follow him around. 
11:10
31 Harrington around the outside and TAKES THE LEAD on lap 15. 
11:10
We’re GREEN…. 
11:10
Double File Restarts (Klash Rules) as 68 McGlothlen chooses the inside lane forcing 31 Harrington to the high side. 
11:07
DONE: 8 Corliss. 
11:06
Those who pitted and have returned; 88 Bainbridge, 40 Russell, 15 Greer, 3 Tomlinson, 84 Brooks, 14 Needles, 9 Krick. 
11:05
14 Laps Completed – 61 Laps To Go (Top 10): 68 McGlothlen, 31 Harrington, 76 Rodenhisler, 14 Shook, 64 Dougherty, 11 J. Bozell, 83 A. Bozell, 4 Terry, 16 Ganus, 12 Bergakker.

(11-16): 03 Chupp, 49 Chapman, 32 Long, 16 Shannon, 10 Roodevoets, 57 Senneker.

EVERYONE Else Pitted….  

10:59
8 Corliss is out of the car and appears to be done for the night. Rough night for him as he crashed while leading in the Super Stocks Feature earlier tonight. 
10:59
84 Brooks, 40 Russell, and 9 Krick wait to return to the track. 
10:57
He was running 13th at the time of the caution. 
10:57
14 Needles has been determined to be the car leaking fluid on the race track, he’s heading down to the Pits. 
10:56
9 Krick pulls into the pits. 
10:56
Red Flag, as a car is leaking fluids on the race track and Officials are stopping each and every one to determine who is leaking. 
10:55
84 Brooks in the pits as well as a 3 Tomlinson, 21 Shannon, 8 Corliss, and 40 Russell. 
10:54
14 Laps Completed – 61 Laps To Go (Top 10): 68 McGlothlen, 31 Harrington, 76 Rodenhisler, 14 Shook, 64 Dougherty, 11 J. Bozell, 83 A. Bozell, 4 Terry, 16 Ganus, 12 Bergakker. 
10:54
CAUTION Lap 14: 3 Tomlinson spins in turn four. 
10:53
16 Ganus, the Fast Qualifier is now in the top 10. He started 12th. 
10:52
11 J. Bozell and 83 A. Bozell are charging up through the field and are now sixth and seventh. 
10:52
5 Laps Completed – 70 Laps To Go (Top 5): 68 McGlothlen, 31 Harrington, 76 Rodenhisler, 14 Shook, 64 Dougherty. 
10:51
14 Shook is also trying the high line from his sixth starting spot. 
10:51
76 Rodenhisler tries to get around 31 Harrington for second. 
10:50
68 McGlothlen around the outside and he’ll lead lap 1. 
10:50
Todd Harrington & Eric McGlothlen lead the field out of turns 3-4, Chief Starter, Rick Beebe has the green flag in the air, and WE ARE RACING…. 
10:50
Now they’re back in line, one lap to go until green. 
10:49
One lap to go has been waved off as 16 Billy Shannon stops on the front stretch and 15 Chuck Greer stops on the back stretch. 
10:48
One Lap to go signal is being given…. 
10:48
WAVE LAP…. 
10:47
Now the field is slowed down behind the Kalamazoo Speedway Pace Truck. 
10:47
The 24-Car Starting field is now turning some quick pace laps to get the engines warmed up and the tires heated up. It’s been since around 6:20p.m., since they’ve been on the race track. 
10:45
Comment From Mike Russell 

SHOWTIME!!! 

10:45
Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75 Starting Line-Up

Row 1: 31 Todd Harrington —- 68 Eric McGlothlen
Row 2: 64 Todd Dougherty —- 76 Doug Rodenhisler
Row 3: 11 Jeff Bozell —- 14 Mark Shook
Row 4: 83 Andy Bozell —- 4 Adam Terry
Row 5: 03 Randy Chupp —- 14 Steve Needles
Row 6: 12 Brian Bergakker —- 16 Jeff Ganus
Row 7: 49 John Chapman —- 40 Jamison Russell
Row 8: 84 Mike Brooks —- 9 Luke Krick
Row 9: 32 John Long —- 10 Dan Roodevoets
Row 10: 16 Billy Shannon —- 88 Matt Bainbridge
Row 11: 8 Matt Corliss —- 15 Chuck Greer
Row 12: 3 Bill Tomlinson —- 57 Rick Senneker

10:44
Outlaw Super Late Models are now rolling out onto the track for there pace laps.
10:42
66 Zack Cook just won $650 for taking home the Pro Stock Hustle. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:39
Pro Stocks Feature Winner: 66 Zack Cook 
10:37
Pro Stocks Feature is back to green…. 
10:35
Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75 Starting Line-Up

Row 1: 31 Todd Harrington —- 68 Eric McGlothlen
Row 2: 64 Todd Dougherty —- 76 Doug Rodenhisler
Row 3: 11 Jeff Bozell —- 14 Mark Shook
Row 4: 83 Andy Bozell —- 4 Adam Terry
Row 5: 03 Randy Chupp —- 14 Steve Needles
Row 6: 12 Brian Bergakker —- 16 Jeff Ganus
Row 7: 49 John Chapman —- 40 Jamison Russell
Row 8: 84 Mike Brooks —- 9 Luke Krick
Row 9: 32 John Long —- 10 Dan Roodevoets
Row 10: 16 Billy Shannon —- 88 Matt Bainbridge
Row 11: 8 Matt Corliss —- 15 Chuck Greer
Row 12: 3 Bill Tomlinson —- 57 Rick Senneker 

10:35
Earlier today in Outlaw Super Late Models Qualifying; 16 Jeff Ganus set Fast Time for the Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75 with a 12.312 over the 24-car field. He then drew a “12” for an inversion which puts 31 Todd Harrington & 68 Eric McGlothlen on the front row for the Feature. 
10:33
The Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75 for the Outlaw Super Late Models paying $1,500 to Win will roll out immediately following this Pro Stocks main event. 
10:31
A couple of more cautions have slowed things down, 20 Laps In – 10 To Go and under Caution once again…. 
10:25
Back to Green in the Pro Stocks Feature (13 In – 17 To Go). 
10:21
The Pro Stocks field is back under yellow as they work in the speedy dry. 
10:15
Outlaw Super Late Models patiently wait in the chute for there Feature. (Speed51.com Photo)
10:13
Red Flag is out…. 
10:11
The Pro Stocks are running the rescheduled Pro Stock Hustle, which was rained out back on August 4th and is paying $650 to win. 
10:10
13 Laps Completed – 17 Laps To Go: 40 Jeff Bozell, who is also doing double duty tonight in an Outlaw Super Late Model and a Pro Stock, just lost a motor going down the front stretch. 
10:07
6 Laps Completed – 24 Laps To Go…. 3 straight cautions have slowed things down in this Pro Stocks Feature. 
10:02
26 Kenny Head Wins the Super Stocks Feature. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:53
And we’re green….
9:53
Pro Stocks rolling out now for their 30-Lap Feature. 
9:49
Kenny Head WINS the Super Stocks Feature. 
9:46
26 Kenny Head WINS the Super Stocks 35-Lap Feature…. 
9:46
White Flag. 26 Kenny Head TAKES THE LEAD!!!!! 
9:44
10 Laps To Go; 26 Kenny Head has charged up through the field. Was running sixth at the 1/2 way mark, now up to second behind his brother, 46 Buddy Head. 
9:43
Green Flag is back out…. 
9:37
Caution Lap 21. 47 Tom Rutherford, who was running in the top five, has hit the turns 3-4 wall. 
9:35
1/2 Way (18 Laps Completed – 17 Laps To Go) – (Top 5): 46 Buddy Head, 45 Ryan Wheeler, 89 Chris Orr, 19 Jordan Hunderford, 1 Brandon Lyons. 
9:32
13 Laps Completed – 22 Laps To Go (Top 5): 46 Buddy Head, 45 Ryan Wheeler, 47 Tom Rutherford, 26 Kenny Head, 89 Chris Orr. 
9:31
Caution Lap 13: 3 Matt Corliss, the leader slams the turns 1-2 wall. 
9:24
(11-19)
11. 20 Lindsey Katz
12. 1 Brandon Lyons
13. 1 Kelli Jo Hofacker
14. 71 Jake Hopwood
15. 36 Matt Elsey
16. 21 Dave Simpson
17. 12 Ken Knapp
18. 61 Gary Daniel
19. 7 Mickey Cornwell 
9:22
Caution Lap 6, Several cars stacked up in turn three. 
9:20
Caution Lap 6 (29 Laps To Go): A car leaking fluid on the track.
Top 10:
1. 3 Matt Corliss
2. 32 Chris Shannon
3. 45 Ryan Wheeler
4. 46 Buddy Head
5. 19 Jordan Hunderford
6. 89 Chris Orr
7. 97 Matt Frazier
8. 47 Tom Rutherford
9. 59 Darren Lane
10. 26 Kenny Head
9:18
Super Stocks Feature – 5 Laps Completed – 30 Laps To Go (Top 5): 3 Matt Corliss, 45 Ryan Wheeler, 32 Chris Shannon, 19 Jordan Hunderman, 46 Buddy Head. 
9:17
A reminder the day after Kalamazoo Klash XX here at Kalamazoo Speedway; Coming up the next day on Thursday, August 16th the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will make their first ever appearance at the 7/16s (0.437) mile semi-banked paved oval of Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan for the running of the BRAD 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

The 11th race of the 2012 season for JEGS/CRA will feature special guest, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star, Brad Keselowski who will serve as Grand Marshall for the event. The Rochester Hills, MI native started his career at near-by Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run, MI as well as Auto City and is returning as a special guest for the evening.

9:14
Super Stocks 35-Lap Feature is up next and they’re rolling out now. 
9:14
Remainder of the Order of Events for Saturday, August 11th
Super Stocks Feature (35 Laps)
Pro Stocks Feature (30 Laps)

Outlaw Super Late Models Feature (Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-up 75)

9:14
Shane Clark held of Veteran Bobby Blount to Win the Mini Stocks Feature. (Speed51.com Photo)
9:12
Mini Stocks Feature Winner: 5 Shane Clark – 16 Bobby Blount finished second. 
9:04
There is no “Official” entry list for Kalamazoo Klash XX. We’ll find out just like everyone else on race day. 
9:04
Comment From bob mac 

any word on the official entry list for the klash yet? 

8:57
One of the more interesting competitors in the Mini Stocks field is LaPaz, Indiana veteran, Bobby Blount, the Car Owner of Jeff Ganus’ #16 Outlaw Super Late Model that won the Fast Qualifier Award for tonights’ Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75. 
8:51
Mini Stocks 20-Lap Feature is next and is rolling out onto the track…. 
8:51
Remainder of the Order of Events for Saturday, August 11th
Mini Stocks Feature (20 Laps)
Super Stocks Feature (35 Laps)
Pro Stocks Feature (30 Laps)

Outlaw Super Late Models Feature (Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-up 75) 

8:51
Cyber Stocks A Feature Winner: 1 Jack Cook climbs out of his car after his Third Feature Win of the year. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:48
Cyber Stocks A Feature Winner: 1 Jack Cook 
8:45
Also of note, Kalamazoo Speedway is the only track in the state of Michigan under NASCAR Whelen All-American Series sanctioning. 
8:43
A Cyber Stocks competitor, now with only 3 tires. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:41
The Cyber Stocks A Feature has been a rough one. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:28
We’re back under green. 
8:20
Red Flag on the track during the Cyber Stocks 20-Lap A Feature. 
8:11
The dark clouds have rolled out without dropping any moisture and the skies are clearing up. (Speed51.com Photo)
8:06
Cyber Stocks 20-Lap A Feature is up next…. 
8:05
D.J. Oxford runs to his crew after winning his first ever Cyber Stocks B Feature. (Speed51.con Photo)
8:03
Cyber Stocks B Feature Winner: 22 D.J. Oxford (Second Win Tonight) (First Ever Feature Win) 
8:00
Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visit: www.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/gripseminars

7:56
Also a reminder the day after Kalamazoo Klash XX here at Kalamazoo Speedway; Coming up the next day on Thursday, August 16th the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance will make their first ever appearance at the 7/16s (0.437) mile semi-banked paved oval of Auto City Speedway in Clio, Michigan for the running of the BRAD 100 Presented by JEGS.com.

The 11th race of the 2012 season for JEGS/CRA will feature special guest, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star, Brad Keselowski who will serve as Grand Marshall for the event. The Rochester Hills, MI native started his career at near-by Dixie Motor Speedway in Birch Run, MI as well as Auto City and is returning as a special guest for the evening.

7:51
Main starter Rick Beebe having some fun with Otis Jennings during a caution. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:50
Jason Seltzer is the Voice of Kalamazoo Speedway. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:48
It’s all Feaures the rest of the evening here at Kalamzoo Speedway….
7:47
Remainder of the Order of Events for Saturday, August 11th
Cyber Stocks B Feature (15 Laps)
Cyber Stocks A Feature (20 Laps)
Mini Stocks Feature (20 Laps)
Super Stocks Feature (35 Laps)
Pro Stocks Feature (30 Laps)

Outlaw Super Late Models Feature (Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-up 75) 

7:45
Super Stocks Heat 1 Winner: 3 Matt Corliss
Super Stocks Heat 2 Winner: 45 Ryan Wheeler
7:43
Speed51.com will be right back here at Kalamazoo Speedway THIS Wednesday August 15th for Kalamazoo Klash XX with Trackside Now Coverage and the LIVE Radio Broadcast from here in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Join NASCAR Home Tracks Finalist for the Battle at the Beach at Daytona International Speedway, Adam Mackey along-with Speed51.com’s Matt Prieur as they will have the call of both the 150-Lap Klash (Outlaw Super Late Models) as well as the 100-Lap Main for the Berlin Raceway Coors Light Super Late Models (Template Super Late Models).

Chris Fobbe and Michael McIntyre will be on Pit Road while Elgin Traylor and Renee Thomas will be on the keys for the biggest Outlaw Super Late Models race in the country as well as the only race for Berlin’s Super Late Models outside of their home track. 

7:30
Earlier this year, Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) announced there would be a Super Late Model race at the half-mile off of Old Selma Road in Montgomery, Alabama. The race, scheduled for September 1st and 2nd, is the first Super Late Model race at the track in over two years. The 150-lap spectacle will feature a six-tire rule, and pay $6,000.00 to the winner.

Now, as the date gets closer, excitement starts to build. Entry forms are now available, and entries have begun to come in for the race. Drivers get your entries in now as the qualifying will take place in the opposite order of entries received. Fans, mark your calendars for September 1st and 2nd for the 150-lap Super Late Model extravaganza at Montgomery. For more information, visit: www.montgomeryspeedway.com

7:29
Speed51.com was here in Kalamazoo, Michigan covering the Super Stocks Klash back on June 13th which was won by Phil Bozell who was driving the #20 Katz Well Drilling / Bozell Racing entry normally driven by Lindsey Katz, who is driving the machine tonight. 
7:28
Super Stocks wait to roll out. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:25
The Super Stocks are rolling out next. There are Template Bodied machines on Hoosier 970 tires (9-Inch Treaded Tires) with restrictions in the motors and other areas. With several changes, these machines would be very similar to Pro Late Models as they are known as throughout the country. 
7:25
Mini Stocks Heat 1 Winner: 1 Donnie Brest
Mini Stocks Heat 2 Winner: 27 Billy Bussema
7:19
The excitement of TBRA Late Models returns in one of the most anticipated template-bodied Super Late Model events north of the Mason-Dixon line is building. “The Piney V,” September 7th and 8th at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, PA, will be the fifth-annual running of the Piney Lasky Memorial. The local favorites and TBRA regulars such as 2011 Piney Lasky winner Jimmy Carter and current TBRA point leader George Skora III will try to defend Motordrome against notable invaders such as 2010 Piney Lasky winner and Texan-turned-North Carolinian Colt James and others. Also in action at Motordrome on “The Piney V” night will be the Super Cup Stock Car Series and the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program. Motordrome Speedway is located in Smithton, PA, 20 minutes south of downtown Pittsburgh. For more information on “The Piney V,” visit: www.motordromespeedway.com
7:16
Mini Stocks on the track for there Heat Races. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:14
The Mini Stocks are Front Wheel Drive & Rear Wheel Drive Four-Cylinder machines and like the Cyber Stocks, are considered one of the Beginners divisions here in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
7:13
Mini Stocks are rolling out next for their 2 Heat Races…. 
7:13
Cyber Stocks Heat 1 Winner: 22 D.J. Oxford
Cyber Stocks Heat 2 Winner: 25 Felicia Meade
Cyber Stocks Heat 3 Winner: 10 Mark Campbell
7:12
We agree. It’s going to be a great side battle within the battle in the 75-Lap main tonight. 
7:11
Comment From hmiller46 

Epic points battle David vs. Goliath ( Bergakker vs A Bozell) 

7:11
In case you missed it from earlier….

Official Car Counts: 24 Outlaw Super Late Models, 21 Super Stocks, 21 Pro Stocks, 31 Cyber Stocks, 16 Mini Stocks = 112 cars on the grounds.

One of several reasons why Kalamazoo Speedway is one of the premier Short Tracks in the state of Michigan! 

7:07
Cyber Stocks in action. (Speed51.com Photo)
7:06
The Cyber Stocks that are out on the track now are Front Wheel Drive Six-Cylinder machines and are considered on of the two beginners divisions here at Kalamazoo Speedway. 
7:03
The Outlaw Super Late Models and the Pro Stocks are not running Heat Races this evening since this night is considered a special event for both divisions. The Pro Stocks are racing in their “Pro Stock Hustle” which was rained out last Saturday, August 4th.
7:02
Remainder of the Order of Events for Saturday, August 11th
Cyber Stocks Heat Races (3)
Min Stocks Heat Races (2)
Super Stocks Heat Races 92)

Cyber Stocks B Feature (15 Laps)
Cyber Stocks A Feature (20 Laps)
Mini Stocks Feature (20 Laps)
Super Stocks Feature (35 Laps)
Pro Stocks Feature (30 Laps)

Outlaw Super Late Models Feature (Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-up 75) 

7:00
National Anthem is complete, we’ll now move into the racing program this evening. 
6:54
Kalamazoo Klash XX will take place August 15, 2012 and will be one of the most anticipated Klashes in history. With the amount of different winners in the Outlaw Super Late Models this season, it appears as though this year’s Klash could be the most unpredictable Klash to date. Among the outsiders expected to contend for this year’s victory are Ross Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Tyler and JR Roahrig and many more. They will compete against local stars Andy Bozell, Brian Bergakker, Phil Bozell, Trent Hellenga and more.

In addition to the Outlaw Super Late Models going 150 laps on Wednesday in the most prestigious race in the country for the wedge bodied machines, The template-bodied Coors Light Super Late Models, who call Berlin Raceway, located just 45 minutes north and west of here in Marne, Michigan, will have an out-of-town race during Kalamazoo Klash XX on Wednesday, August 15th.

The template-bodied Super Late Model show, going 100 laps, will pay $5,000 to the winner. It is also a points paying event for the Berlin Raceway Coors Light Late Model Division. Any outsiders that wish to run this event are encouraged. The division follows the ARCA/CRA Super Series rules. Any car fitting those rules is eligible including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance.

There is also a $1,000 bonus to the driver who finishes the highest in BOTH the Kalamazoo Klash outlaw late model race and the Coors Light Super Late Model 100. So a great bonus for those drivers looking to pull some double-duty at one of the highly anticipated shows in the country.

The F-40 and F-48 tires will be utilized for this event. Any driver / team looking to run this race that isn’t already registered with Berlin Raceway must register to collect payout, there is no registration fee.

For more information on the Kalamazoo Klash XX, visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com and for additional template Super Late Model information, visit: www.berlinraceway.com

6:54
Just about time for Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem. 
6:47
The Inversion for the Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75 was a 12 which places Todd Harrington and Eric McGlothlen on the front row for the Outlaw Super Late Models main event.

Row 1: 31 Todd Harrington —- 68 Eric McGlothlen
Row 2: 64 Todd Dougherty —- 76 Doug Rodenhisler
Row 3: 11 Jeff Bozell —- 14 Mark Shook
Row 4: 83 Andy Bozell —- 4 Adam Terry
Row 5: 03 Randy Chupp —- 14 Steve Needles
Row 6: 12 Brian Bergakker —- 16 Jeff Ganus
Row 7: 49 John Chapman —- 40 Jamison Russell
Row 8: 84 Mike Brooks —- 9 Luke Krick
Row 9: 32 John Long —- 10 Dan Roodevoets
Row 10: 16 Billy Shannon —- 88 Matt Bainbridge
Row 11: 8 Matt Corliss —- 15 Chuck Greer
Row 12: 3 Bill Tomlinson —- 57 Rick Senneker 

6:38
Outlaw Super Late Models Qualifying Results….
6:34
All 111 drivers in the 5 divisions here today are at full attention. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:31
In light of recent happenings over the past few weeks at the track, Promoter Gary Howe is Really letting the drivers have it in the Drivers Meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:28
Kalamazoo Speedway Promoter Gary Howe addresses the Drivers Meeting. (Speed51.com Photo)
6:23
Qualifying has been completed, 16 Jeff Ganus has set Fast Time for the Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75 with a 12.312 over the 24-car field.

Results coming soon, we’re heading down to the Drivers Meeting…. 

6:21
16 Billy Shannon – Portage, MI – Shannon Motorsports
Lap 1: 12.756
Lap 2: 12.889
BEST:  12.756 
6:21
14 Steve Needles – Berrian Springs, MI – T.A. Gentry Supply
Lap 1: 12.476
Lap 2: 12.364
BEST: 12.364 (3rd FASTEST)
6:20
40 Jamison Russell – Kalamazoo, MI – Scott Russell Racing
Lap 1: 12.612
Lap 2: 13.928
BEST:  12.612 
6:19
14 Mark Shook – Kalamazoo, MI – Scott’s Sports Cards
Lap 1: 12.595
Lap 2: 12.461
BEST:  12.461 
6:19
12 Brian Bergakker – Lowell, MI – Senneker Performance
Lap 1: 12.497
Lap 2: 12.357
BEST:  12.357 (2nd FASTEST)
6:18
83 Andy Bozell – Portage, MI – Harding’s Friendly Markets
Lap 1: 12.422
Lap 2: 12.486
BEST:  12.422 
6:18
03 Randy Chupp – Kalamazoo, MI – Harding’s Friendly Markets
Lap 1: 12.468
Lap 2: 12.394
BEST: 12.394 (2nd Fastest) 
6:17
32 John Long – Niles, MI – John Long Racing
Lap 1: 12.761
Lap 2: 12.738
BEST: 12.738 
6:17
4 Adam Terry – St. Joseph, MI – Lane Automotive
Lap 1: 12.508
Lap 2: 12.407
BEST: 12.407 (2nd) 
6:16
15 Chuck Greer – Galesburg, MI – Rombaugh’s Auto Sales
Lap 1: 13.171
Lap 2: 12.935
BEST:  12.935 
6:16
40 John Chapman – Kalamazoo, MI – Chapman Automotive
Lap 1: 12.660
Lap 2: 12.593
BEST:  12.593 
6:15
16 Jeff Ganus – Constantine, MI – Senneker Performance
Lap 1: 12.312
Lap 2: 12.397
BEST: 12.312 (FAST TIME) 
6:15
10 Dan Roodevoets – Kalamazoo, MI – Chubby’s Bar & Grill
Lap 1: 12.821
Lap 2: 12.755
BEST:  12.755 
6:14
76 Doug Rodenhisler – Kalamazoo, MI – Rodenhisler Motorsports
Lap 1: 12.585
Lap 2: 12.492
BEST:  12.492 
6:14
11 Jeff Bozell – Portage, MI – Harding’s Friendly Markets
Lap 1: 12.468
Lap 2: 12.509
BEST: 12.468 (FAST TIME) 
6:13
88 Matt Bainbridge – Three Rivers, MI – Griffin Tool
Lap 1: 12.862
Lap 2: 12.821
BEST:  12.821 
6:12
84 Mike Brooks – Kalamazoo, MI – Brooks Racing
Lap 1: 12.734
Lap 2: 12.636
BEST:  12.636 
6:12
8 Matt Corliss – Schoolcraft, MI – Corliss Motorsports
Lap 1: 12.883
Lap 2: NO TIME
BEST: 12.883
6:11
31 Todd Harrington – Richland, MI – Harrington MI
Lap 1: 12.650
Lap 2: 12.568
BEST: 12.568 
6:11
3 Bill Tomlinson – Schoolcraft, MI – Tomlinson Racing
Lap 1: 13.056
Lap 2: 12.959
BEST:  12.959 
6:10
68 Eric McGlothlen – Three Rivers, MI – County Line Storage
Lap 1: 12.516
Lap 2: 12.617
BEST: 12.516 
6:09
64 Todd Dougherty – Kalamazoo, MI – Hooter’s Restaurants
Lap 1: 12.598
Lap 2: 12.501
BEST:  12.501 
6:09
9 Luke Krick – Shelbyville, MI – Shelbyville Auto Salvage
Lap 1: 12.695
Lap 2: 12.699
BEST:  12.695 
6:08
57 Rick Senneker – Cutlerville, MI – Enterprise Iron & Metal
Lap 1: 13.129
Lap 2: 12.964
BEST: 12.964 
6:08
And here we go….. 
6:07
Here is how Qualifying will look to you keeping track here on Trackside Now:

Car # / Driver / Hometown / Sponsor
Lap 1:
Lap 2:
BEST: 

6:06
Pro Stocks are just about done Qualifying and from there we’ll move right into Outlaw Super Late Models Qualifying. With 24 cars on the grounds, all 24 will start tonights Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75. 
6:04
This is the top storyline from here at Kalamazoo Speedway that was reported earlier this afternoon….

Defending Track Champion and Defending Kalamazoo Klash Winner, Phil Bozell is NOT on the grounds today. He is serving a one-race suspension for an altercation in the pits with Rick Senneker at the last weekly show here in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Senneker IS here today getting some ever important track time and was NOT suspended for his role in the altercation while Bozell is idle tonight. .

6:00
Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visit: www.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/gripseminars.

6:00
The excitement of TBRA Late Models returns in one of the most anticipated template-bodied Super Late Model events north of the Mason-Dixon line is building. “The Piney V,” September 7th and 8th at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, PA, will be the fifth-annual running of the Piney Lasky Memorial. The local favorites and TBRA regulars such as 2011 Piney Lasky winner Jimmy Carter and current TBRA point leader George Skora III will try to defend Motordrome against notable invaders such as 2010 Piney Lasky winner and Texan-turned-North Carolinian Colt James and others. Also in action at Motordrome on “The Piney V” night will be the Super Cup Stock Car Series and the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program. Motordrome Speedway is located in Smithton, PA, 20 minutes south of downtown Pittsburgh. For more information on “The Piney V,” visit: www.motordromespeedway.com
5:59
Earlier this year, Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) announced there would be a Super Late Model race at the half-mile off of Old Selma Road in Montgomery, Alabama. The race, scheduled for September 1st and 2nd, is the first Super Late Model race at the track in over two years. The 150-lap spectacle will feature a six-tire rule, and pay $6,000.00 to the winner.

Now, as the date gets closer, excitement starts to build. Entry forms are now available, and entries have begun to come in for the race. Drivers get your entries in now as the qualifying will take place in the opposite order of entries received. Fans, mark your calendars for September 1st and 2nd for the 150-lap Super Late Model extravaganza at Montgomery. For more information, visit: www.montgomeryspeedway.com

5:56
Kalamazoo Klash XX will take place August 15, 2012 and will be one of the most anticipated Klashes in history.  With the amount of different winners in the Outlaw Super Late Models this season, it appears as though this year’s Klash could be the most unpredictable Klash to date.  Among the outsiders expected to contend for this year’s victory are Ross Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Tyler and JR Roahrig and many more.  They will compete against local stars Andy Bozell, Brian Bergakker, Phil Bozell, Trent Hellenga and more.

In addition to the Outlaw Super Late Models going 150 laps on Wednesday in the most prestigious race in the country for the wedge bodied machines, The template-bodied Coors Light Super Late Models, who call Berlin Raceway, located just 45 minutes north and west of here in Marne, Michigan, will have an out-of-town race during Kalamazoo Klash XX on Wednesday, August 15th.

The template-bodied Super Late Model show, going 100 laps, will pay $5,000 to the winner. It is also a points paying event for the Berlin Raceway Coors Light Late Model Division. Any outsiders that wish to run this event are encouraged. The division follows the ARCA/CRA Super Series rules. Any car fitting those rules is eligible including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance.

There is also a $1,000 bonus to the driver who finishes the highest in BOTH the Kalamazoo Klash outlaw late model race and the Coors Light Super Late Model 100. So a great bonus for those drivers looking to pull some double-duty at one of the highly anticipated shows in the country.

The F-40 and F-48 tires will be utilized for this event. Any driver / team looking to run this race that isn’t already registered with Berlin Raceway must register to collect payout, there is no registration fee.

For more information on the Kalamazoo Klash XX, visitwww.kalamazoospeedway.com and for additional template Super Late Model information, visit: www.berlinraceway.com

5:47
Contrasting Skies surrounding the track. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:43
Mother Nature may be paying us a visit soon. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:18
Comment From Mike Russell

Great To Have Speed51.com @ Kalamazoo Tonight!! Gonna Be An Awesome Show!!! 

5:11
We’re going to take advantage of this downtime to Feed & Water ourselves before Qualifying for the Outlaw Super Late Models, which will begin at approximately 6:15p.m. We’ll be back well before that starts…. 
5:08
Remainder of todays schedule….
5:06
Mini Stocks are also here. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:05
There’s 31 Cyber Stocks here today. (Speed51.com Photo)
5:03
Outlaw Super Late Models Final Practice Results….
5:00
Practice is now complete. Qualifying for everyone is up next. 
4:57
Official Car Counts: 24 Outlaw Super Late Models, 21 Super Stocks, 21 Pro Stocks, 31 Cyber Stocks, 16 Mini Stocks = 112 cars on the grounds. 
4:52
10 minutes left in Final Outlaw Super Late Models Practice; (Top 5): 16 Ganus, 12 Bergakker, 4 Terry, 03 Chupp, 83 A. Bozell. 
4:50
From the nose of an Outlaw Super Late Model. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:46
Tonight is the Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:43
11 Jeff Bozell getting ready to head out for Final Practice. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:42
Outlaw Super Late Models getting ready to head out for there Final Practice of the day. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:39
Matt Corliss is doing double-duty today in both an Outlaw Super Late Model & a Super Stock. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:37
4 Adam Terry – St. Joseph, MI. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:35
12 Brian Bergakker – Lowell, MI. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:29
3 Bill Tomlinson – Schoolcraft, MI. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:26
View of Speed51.com’s suite from the Infield Pits. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:24
Former Super Late Models competitor & former Modifieds Track Champion, 17 Brent Hook now competes in the tracks Pro Stocks division. (Speed51.com Photi)
4:21
57 Rick Senneker is here today two Weeks after an altercation with Phil Bozell who is not here. Senneker was not suspended for his part in the altercation back on July 28th. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:18
Former Kalamazoo Klash Winner, Chris Orr races a Super Stock these days. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:17
Super Stocks Practice #1 Results….
4:16
Outlaw Super Late Models Practice #1 Results….
4:14
83 Andy Bozell – Portage, MI. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:12
16 Jeff Ganus – Constantine, MI. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:09
14 Steve Needles – Berrian Springs, MI. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:08
Steep banks here at Kalamazoo Speedway. (Speed51.com Photo)
4:03
While we’ve got some time, we’re going to head down to the infield and talk with some teams and take some pictures, we’ll be back here in just a few minutes…. 
3:59
Kalamazoo Klash Winners:
2012: ????
2011: Phil Bozell
2010: Rick Sexton
2009: Steve Needles
2008: Terry Senneker Jr.
2007: Andy Bozell
2006: Johnny Benson Jr.
2005: Lee Anderson
2004: Fred Campbell
2003: Tom Thomas
2002: Chris Orr
2001: Ken Scheffler
2000: Todd Currier
1999: Chris Orr
1998: Mike VanSparrentak
1997: Andy Bozell
1996: Bob Holley
1995: Brian Cloud
1994: Andy Bozell
1993: Andy Bozell

Template Super Late Models Klash Winners:
2012: ????
2011: Johnny Benson Jr. 

3:58
Comment From Old Man Richard 

Thanks again for the coverage == Also all drivers & teams == Sponsors == the track & everyone one involved to bring this fantastic race to us at home == Everyone be safe == A fan == Conyers, Ga == 

3:56
In the Template Super Late Models Feature from 2011, which was a 75-Lap affair, former NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Champion, Johnny Benson Jr., picked up the win over Ross Kenseth, Alec Carll, Tom Thomas, and Steve Dorer the top five. Brian Campbell was sixth ahead of Josh Hobson, Seth Moody, Jay Niewiek, and Caleb Bisacky who rounded out the top 10. 
3:56
In 2011 during Kalamazoo Klash XIX, Phil Bozell charged through the field to win his first ever Kalamazoo Klash. Former Klash winner Steve Needles finished second ahead of Johnny Benson Jr., J.R. Roahrig and fast qualifier Trent Hellenga. Needles’ teammate last season, Terry Senneker, finished sixth ahead of Tom Thomas, Mike Luberda, Billy Shannon and Jeff Bozell. 
3:54
Order of Events for Saturday, August 11th

3:00p.m. PRACTICE (In Order)
Super Stocks
Outlaw Super Late Models
Mini Stocks
Pro Stocks
Cyber Stocks

5:00p.m. – QUALIFYING
Super Stocks
Outlaw Super Late Models
Mini Stocks
Pro Stocks
Cyber Stocks

6:45p.m. – Pre-Race Ceremonies / Invocation / National Anthem
7:00p.m. – RACING Starts
Super Stocks Heats
Outlaw Super Late Models Heats
Mini Stocks Heats
Pro Stocks Heats
Cyber Stocks Heats

B Mains (If Needed)
Intermission (10 Minutes)

FEATURES
Super Stocks (35 Laps)
Outlaw Super Late Models (Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75)
Mini Stocks (20 Laps)
Pro Stocks (25 Laps)
Cyber Stocks (20 Laps) 

3:49
The Outlaw Super Late Models will run for $1,500 to win in the Thomas Harding Memorial Klash Tune-Up, which will be a 75-Lap event. Not only will this be the final tune up before next Wednesday’s 20th annual Kalamazoo Klash, it will also serve as the next chapter in a great championship battle between 12-time champion Andy Bozell and Brian Bergakker, who is chasing his first Outlaw Super Late Model title. Bergakker has closed the gap to just 40 points but is starting to run out of time in his quest for the championship.

All four other divisions will be in action as well, including the Pro Stocks who will run the rescheduled Pro Stock Hustle, paying $650 to win. Super Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will complete the five division program. 

3:47
In addition to Outlaw Super Late Models; Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Cyber Stocks, and Mini Stocks are also here. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:46
The infield pits are jam packed with Cars today for the Thomas Harding Memorial / Klash Tune-Up 75. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:44
Phil Bozell’s empty pit slab. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:43
Speed51.com’s view from Kalamazoo Speedway today. (Speed51.com Photo)
3:36
Big News right out of the box here at Kalamazoo Speedway….

Defending Track Champion and Defending Kalamazoo Klash Winner, Phil Bozell is NOT on the grounds today. He is serving a one-race suspension for an altercation in the pits with Rick Senneker at the last weekly show here in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Senneker IS here today getting some ever important track time in preparation for Wednesday’s race, while Bozell is idle tonight.

Bozel’s Father, 12-Time Track Champion and Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame member, Andy Bozell is here today. 

3:34
The Outlaw Super Late Models are now on the track. As soon as we get an entry list of who’s here, we’ll pass that along to you.

Our location is set up across the infield where all the timing and scoring is located. 

3:32
Earlier this year, Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) announced there would be a Super Late Model race at the half-mile off of Old Selma Road in Montgomery, Alabama. The race, scheduled for September 1st and 2nd, is the first Super Late Model race at the track in over two years. The 150-lap spectacle will feature a six-tire rule, and pay $6,000.00 to the winner.

Now, as the date gets closer, excitement starts to build. Entry forms are now available, and entries have begun to come in for the race. Drivers get your entries in now as the qualifying will take place in the opposite order of entries received. Fans, mark your calendars for September 1st and 2nd for the 150-lap Super Late Model extravaganza at Montgomery. For more information, visit www.montgomeryspeedway.com

3:30
Short track drivers, crew chiefs and team members from across the country will have two opportunities this winter to take their on-track performance to the next level as GRIP Seminars announces events in Columbus, OH, November 2-4, 2012 and Portland, ME, February 15-17, 2013.

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural GRIP Seminar, these seminars will offer short track racers the opportunity to sit in on courses covering topics such as setup basics, tires, bump stops, shocks, geometry, spotting, social media and more. By joining the GRIP Contingency Program on Facebook (link below), you can earn free credits to upcoming seminars!

Eighteen courses led by industry experts and insiders are offered with packages available that allow you to pick only the courses you want or a complete “checkered flag” package for all 18 courses.

For more information and to register for a seminar, visit www.gripseminars.com and be sure to “Like” GRIP Seminars on Facebook, www.facebook.com/gripseminars

3:29
The excitement of TBRA Late Models returns in one of the most anticipated template-bodied Super Late Model events north of the Mason-Dixon line is building. “The Piney V,” September 7th and 8th at Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, PA, will be the fifth-annual running of the Piney Lasky Memorial. The local favorites and TBRA regulars such as 2011 Piney Lasky winner Jimmy Carter and current TBRA point leader George Skora III will try to defend Motordrome against notable invaders such as 2010 Piney Lasky winner and Texan-turned-North Carolinian Colt James and others. Also in action at Motordrome on “The Piney V” night will be the Super Cup Stock Car Series and the track’s NASCAR Whelen All-American Series program. Motordrome Speedway is located in Smithton, PA, 20 minutes south of downtown Pittsburgh. For more information on “The Piney V,” visit www.motordromespeedway.com
3:28
Practice is currently on-going for the support divisions that are here this evening as well as the Outlaw Super Late Models who are about to head out for their first Practice Session of the day. 
3:23
In addition to the Outlaw Super Late Models going 150 laps on Wednesday in the most prestigious race in the country for the wedge bodied machines, The template-bodied Coors Light Super Late Models, who call Berlin Raceway, located just 45 minutes north and west of here in Marne, Michigan, will have an out-of-town race during Kalamazoo Klash XX on Wednesday, August 15th.

The template-bodied Super Late Model show, going 100 laps, will pay $5,000 to the winner. It is also a points paying event for the Berlin Raceway Coors Light Late Model Division. Any outsiders that wish to run this event are encouraged. The division follows the ARCA/CRA Super Series rules. Any car fitting those rules is eligible including the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance.

There is also a $1,000 bonus to the driver who finishes the highest in BOTH the Kalamazoo Klash outlaw late model race and the Coors Light Super Late Model 100. So a great bonus for those drivers looking to pull some double-duty at one of the highly anticipated shows in the country.

The F-40 and F-48 tires will be utilized for this event. Any driver / team looking to run this race that isn’t already registered with Berlin Raceway must register to collect payout, there is no registration fee.

For more information on the Kalamazoo Klash XX, visit www.kalamazoospeedway.com and for additional template Super Late Model information, visit www.berlinraceway.com

3:19
Kalamazoo Klash XX will take place August 15, 2012 and will be one of the most anticipated Klashes in history.  With the amount of different winners in the Outlaw Super Late Models this season, it appears as though this year’s Klash could be the most unpredictable Klash to date.  Among the outsiders expected to contend for this year’s victory are Ross Kenseth, Johnny Benson, Terry Senneker, Steve Needles, Tyler and JR Roahrig and many more.  They will compete against local stars Andy Bozell, Brian Bergakker, Phil Bozell, Trent Hellenga and more.  For all the information on Kalamazoo Klash XX, visit: www.kalamazoospeedway.com
3:18
This is the final opportunity, under race conditions, for the Outlaw Super Late Models teams to get valuable track time for the coveted Kalamazoo Klash XX coming up on Wednesday, August 15th here in Kalamazoo, Michigan. 
3:16
Good afternoon and welcome to the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile high-banked paved oval of Kalamazoo Speedway located in the southwestern corner of the Great Lakes State in Kalamazoo, Michigan for the Thomas Harding Memorial Klash Tune-Up 75 for the Outlaw Bodied Super Late Models. 
3:15
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