The biggest Outlaw Super Late Model race in the country will be even bigger in 2018. Kalamazoo Speedway (MI) track officials recently announced that Kalamazoo Klash XXVI will pay $10,000 to the winner of the prestigious race on Thursday, August 8.
Per a track press release, new sponsors GT Products and FishBuckLake.com have made the $10,000 top prize possible.
In recent years, the Kalamazoo Klash paid $5,000 to the winner. This year, the runner-up finisher will take home $5,000 for their efforts.
In addition to the purse increase for the Outlaw SLM A-Main feature, the B-Main presented by Duco Performance will pay $1,000 to win. The winner of the B-Main will have the opportunity to forfeit that money and start last in the A-Main.
This year’s Kalamazoo Klash will feature 125 laps of green flag racing with a competition caution scheduled for Lap 100; however, if a caution takes place after Lap 75, the competition caution won’t take place.
Twenty-two cars are scheduled to start Kalamazoo Klash XXVI, with 20 of those cars qualifying through time trials. The 21ststarting spot will be given to the highest drivers in the Kalamazoo Speedway Outlaw Super Late Model point standings. The final spot on the grid will be given to the winner of the B-Main, if they elect to take the starting spot.
The top Outlaw Super Late Model stars in North America, including defending race winner Tyler Roahrig are expected to compete in this year’s Kalamazoo Klash. Jeff Ganus, Andy Bozell and Steve Needles will be among the competitor’s hoping to dethrone Roahrig during this year’s Klash.
Kalamazoo Klash XXVI will also feature a 125-lap feature for the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Models. That race will be the first race of the 2018 ARCA/CRA Super Series “Chase” and will pay $5,000 to the winner.
Race fans will be able to watch both 125-lap races via a live pay-per-view broadcast on Speed51.com. Live pay-per-view video tickets can be purchased today by clicking here.
-By Brandon Paul, Speed51.com Editor – Twitter: @Brandon_Paul51
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