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July 27, 2018 - Solid Top-10 Finish for Rodgers in Pocono Raceway Return
1LONG POND, P.A. (July 27, 2018) –Will Rodgers was anxious to make his return to Pocono Raceway for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards ModSpace 150. Rodgers was making his only track return with the Ken Schrader Racing team at the ‘Tricky Triangle’ in 2018. Through practice, the No. 52 Drydene Performance Products Ford struggled with tight conditions, making it difficult for Rodgers to make good time exiting the corners. Between practice and qualifying, the KSR crew took a big swing with adjustments to help the drivability of the racecar. Rodgers qualified in the twelfth-starting position.

“Back here in June, we surely did not get the finish we wanted for Drydene,” said Rodgers pre-race. “For me, Dave [Klinger], and everyone else, that just served as extra motivation for my team and me to work that much harder this time around.”
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July 6, 2018 - Ken Schrader Racing Attains Drydene Dieselall Def for Iowa ARCA Series Race
1 CONCORD, N.C.  (July 5, 2018) – Ken Schrader Racing, the 2017 ARCA Racing Series Championship team secured additional associate sponsorship with ongoing team sponsor Drydene Performance Products for this weekend’s 7/8-mile oval track.

The KSR team will have 21-year-old, Bret Holmes as the driver for the Fans With Benefits 150 ARCA Racing Series event. Holmes from Munford, AL competed at Iowa Speedway last season, starting seventh and finishing ninth.

“We love working with KSR and even though Will Rodgers, our Drydene driver, is not behind the wheel for this race, we wanted to support Ken and his team this weekend. We decided to add our Drydene DieselAll DEF brand to the hood of the racecar as an associate partner to remind diesel truck owners and ARCA Racing Series fans Drydene has a great DieselAll DEF product for anyone who owns and operates diesel engine trucks that require DEF in 2010 or newer diesel engines” said Dave Klinger, president Drydene Performance Products.

“We are proud to promote a product we use and believe in, in our personal motor home,” said team owner Ken Schrader.

Iowa Speedway will also be hosting the Verizon Indy Car Series over the weekend.

WHAT:          Fans With Benefits 150, ARCA Racing Series                                             
                        IOWA SPEEDWAY, Newton IA
WHEN:         Saturday, July 7, 2018 9 PM ET
                        MAV TV – Saturday, August 4, 10 PM ET

July 2, 2018 - Strange PIt Road Incident Does Not Affect Rodgers Outcome in Chicagoland ARCA Series Debut
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JOLIET, IL (June 29, 2018) – After coming off back-to-back wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Will Rodgers wanted his first visit to Chicagoland Speedway for the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Scott 150 to be memorable.

Rodgers recently added Chicagoland Speedway to his schedule from primary sponsor with Drydene Performance Products. Rodgers practice speeds showed his No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing entry was in a decent place of 11th and wanted to improve upon that for a good qualifying effort at the 1.5-mile track.

While on pit road, getting into position for qualifying, the No. 55 came up on the right side of the Drydene Ford and tore a significant gash through the door panel. With the track being hot, crew chief Donnie Richeson could not go over the wall to access the damage and determine if it was safe for Rodgers to go for a qualifying run. With time running out in the 20-minute session, Rodgers returned to the garage for review by the team and ARCA Officials. With proper installation of repairs to the No. 52, the Drydene team showed what persistence and dedication is all about. Team Drydene would start from the back in the 27-car field. >>READ MORE


June 26, 2018 - Will Rodgers Sets Sights on Oval Racing After Back-To-Back Roadcourse Wins
1 CONCORD, N.C.  (June 26, 2018) – Will Rodgers is headed to the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway after back-to-back wins in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series in just the past two weeks.

Rodgers, born in Maui, Hawaii in 1994, will compete in this Thursday’s ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards Scott 150 at Chicagoland Speedway; his first visit to the tri-oval located near Chicago. Rodgers is a member of the NASCAR Next program and is looking to see results on oval tracks to best his sixth-place finish earlier in the month at Michigan International Speedway.

 “I’m super pumped coming to Chicagoland Speedway this weekend after a really successful run at Michigan in the No. 52. As a team, we learned a ton there that should help with every on-track experience this weekend. I’m very thankful to have Drydene Performance Products behind me once again for another ARCA Racing Series event, their support means so much to me. Also, having Ken (Schrader) at the track with us this week is something I feel will really benefit our competitive edge. He’s a man of few words, but those few words are usually very helpful and insightful,” said Rodgers. >>READ MORE

June 20, 2018 - Ken Schrader Returns to Home Track for ARCA Racing with Drydene Performance Products
1 CONCORD, N.C.  (June 18, 2018) –   Ken Schrader, owner of the No. 52 Drydene Performance Products Ford is jumping behind the wheel of his own car at Gateway Motorsports Park, on Friday, June 22 in the Pappa Nicholas Coffee 150 ARCA Racing Series. This will be Schrader’s first return visit to his ‘hometrack’ in more than 10 years.

Schrader has one previous ARCA Racing Series race in 2005 at Gateway Motorsports Park, the track closest to his Fenton, MO home and started on the pole and finished third. Schrader has competed in six NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races at the 1.25-mile oval, just over the bridge from the city of St. Louis.

“I am looking forward to returning to Gateway Motorsports Park with my ARCA team this week.  The team has prepared a great race car which we will test on Thursday in preparation for Friday’s race.  We are excited to be carrying the Drydene colors and hope to give them a great finish!”  said Ken Schrader.

“Seeing Ken Schrader behind the wheel of the No. 52 Drydene Ford at his hometown track is going to be a thrill not only for our customers and employees, but for race fans everywhere,” said Dave Klinger, president of Drydene Performance Products. “Team Drydene is very proud to be aligned with Ken and the entire Schrader Racing organization, and looks forward to a great race at Gateway.” >>READ MORE

June 11, 2018 - Will Rodgers Performs Well in Michigan Debut
1BROOKLYN, M.I. (June 11, 2018) – Just one week ago, two-time NASCAR K&N Series winner Will Rodgers did not have Michigan International Speedway on his 2018 racing schedule. After early season success for the ARCA Racing Series rookie from Maui, Hawaii, Rodgers received the necessary additional sponsorship for the event at Michigan Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway from Drydene Performance Products, which allowed the 23-year-old to secure a sixth-place finish at MIS on Friday night.

The ARCA Racing Series rookie began his day with a solid sixth place qualifying effort after absorbing advice from 10-time series champion Frank Kimmel during a ride around the 2-mile oval. Pumped up about the qualifying effort, Rodgers went to work in preparing for the 100-lap race.

 “I’m so very thankful that Dave Klinger and Drydene Performance Products provided me with an opportunity to race at Michigan,” said Rodgers post-race. “Michigan’s high speeds provided another unique challenge for our team, but we adapted to it so very well from the beginning of practice all the way up to the checkered flag on Friday night.”

The 100-lap event saw Rodgers steadily running in the fifth position for more than fifty laps of the race, only to be dampened by a caution during a cycle of green flag pit stops; this forced Rodgers to pit for fuel while pit road was closed, sending him to the tail end of the longest line for the restart. After a quick yellow flag flew on the restart, Rodgers was able to move back into the lead pack, working his way back up inside the top ten. The NASCAR Next star climbed to the sixth position as the checkered flag fell on the Zomongo 200.

“I found a lot of confidence racing up with the leaders at Michigan, even pulling away from some of the winners from earlier this season,” stated Rodgers. “Runs like these are what we need to put together to keep the momentum rolling at Ken Schrader Racing. We didn’t finish how we wanted in Pocono, but I made sure to put that behind me before stepping foot on the Michigan Speedway property; just look what we were able to do in my first visit here. I look forward to bringing what I learned to Chicagoland Speedway where I believe we’ll be a threat for the victory.”


June 6, 2018 - Drydene Performance Products Adds Races with KSR
1 JONESTOWN, PA (June 6, 2018) – Drydene Performance Products has announced the addition of three races with Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) for the 2018 ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Racing Series presented by Menards. 

The additional races include Michigan International Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway for Will Rodgers, along with a return to ARCA competition by racing veteran Ken Schrader at Gateway Motorsports Park, on June 22.

“The exposure that Team Drydene has garnered from this partnership to date has been exceptional.  We are very proud to extend our support of Will Rodgers and Ken Schrader Racing. The response from our customers has been tremendous and that shows the power of being aligned with the right team combination in motorsports,” said Dave Klinger, president of Drydene Performance Products. “Seeing Ken Schrader in our Drydene red firesuit will be a thrill for our customers and employees.” >>READ MORE


May 30, 2018 - Rogers Puts Up Tough Fight in Pocono Raceway Debut
1 LONG POND, PA (June 3, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner, began his Friday with a fifth-place qualifying effort in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway at his inaugural visit to the Tricky Triangle. After heavy rains and dense fog postponed early practice at the 2.5-mile track, Rodgers utilized the combined practice/qualifying session to post a top-five qualifying effort.

Located 90 miles from Drydene Performance Products’ headquarters in Jonestown, PA the 80-lap feature at Pocono Raceway served as a lively atmosphere for Rodgers throughout the day as he greeted and talked with employees and customers of his primary sponsor.

“Having the opportunity to race in front of so many representatives and customers from Drydene definitely adds some extra pressure,” said Rodgers pre-race. “But the pressure is one that drives me to perform even better to give everyone at Drydene Performance Products a great showing in Pocono.” >>READ MORE

February 23, 2018 - Brandon Grosso Eager to Get Rolling with KSR
1 TOLEDO, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2018) -- Seventeen-year-old Brandon Grosso will soon be graduating from Montgomery High School with his well-earned diploma. However, the New Jersey native won't be around for the ceremony in June because he'll be strapped into the No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing ARCA car at Gateway Motorsports Park.

His high school buddies are used to Grosso's routine. In fact, Grosso is a regular among the dirt modified ranks throughout the northeast and is gone most weekends during race season. He won a big modified race at New Egypt Speedway last year.

"I have a lot of friends who actually come to the races," said Grosso. "They'll sleep over at the house and head down to the track the next day. If they're not at the track, they follow me on Facebook and my Instagram page. We should have won at Bridgeport (Speedway) the week before New Egypt. I was leading the race with six laps to go and got a flat tire."

Grosso has already announced that he'd be competing on the full ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour in 2018 in the 52 car. Fortunately, he turns 18 on March 30, which will clear him to race at all the big tracks. It also prevented him from competing in the season-opener at Daytona; however, he did get the opportunity to participate in the mid-January open test. Grosso, in order to procure points for entering and competing at Daytona, was permitted by ARCA officials to make a lap in practice Thursday before the race. >>READ MORE


February 8, 2018 - Rodgers Prepped for Daytona ARCA Series Debut
1CONCORD, N.C. (February 7, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K & N Pro Series winner is prepped and ready to drive for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) in the ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Racing Series opening event this Saturday, February 10 in the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida. Ken Schrader Racing is the defending ARCA Racing Series Championship team and will field two race cars in 2018.

Rodgers, born in Maui, Hawaii in 1994, tested last month at Daytona International Speedway in a No. 52 KSR Ford, and learned about the 2.5-mile historic superspeedway from team owner Kenny Schrader, crew chief Donnie Richeson and defending Champion Austin Theriault. >>READ MORE

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January 15, 2018 - Will Rodgers Strong in Daytona Test
1 CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 15, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner, will drive for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in select races in 2018, starting with the Feb. 10 Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona Int'l Speedway. KSR, the defending national championship team, has plans to field two cars this year.

Rodgers, in the No. 52 KSR-Drydene Performance Products Ford, was also impressive in open testing over the weekend at Daytona, coming in seventh fastest overall among 62 drivers who posted time and speed. Rodgers, born in Maui, Hawaii in 1994, took his first laps at the historic superspeedway in preparation for the race.

"First of all, it was a unique experience," said Rodgers. "I had never been on a track more than a mile long…that was an oval anyway. It was a little more demanding than I thought. You have to put a little bit more wheel on it to keep it where you want."

Rodgers also said that he was glad he had the chance to test ahead of the race.

"If I hadn't had those test days, it would not have helped my case for the race. I found out the cars move around a bit…you had to pay attention to manipulate the car as to not get in a bad spot. It was very helpful to learn what the car feels like in a large pack. It was kind of like getting thrown to the wolves. I'm sure glad I got the chance to test." >>READ MORE


January 12, 2018 - Will Rodgers to Race for KSR in 2018
1 CONCORD, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K & N Pro Series winner will drive for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) in the 2018 ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Racing Series in select races starting with the February 10 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida. Ken Schrader Racing is the defending ARCA Racing Series Championship team and will field two race cars in 2018.

The multiple race sponsorship is the first for Drydene Performance Products in stock car racing, commencing with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. 

“I, along with everyone at Drydene Performance Products, am honored and extremely excited to team with an incredible young driver like Will Rodgers, and industry icon Ken Schrader. Will and Ken embolden all the values and performance that Drydene represents. I couldn’t think of two better partners, or a better venue than Daytona, to launch our brand on a national scale,” said Dave Klinger, president of Drydene Performance Products. “I think Drydene, Will Rodgers and KSR will be a winning formula. We are hoping to see our team in victory lane,” Klinger continued enthusiastically. >>READ MORE

January 10, 2018 - Rookie Brandon Grosso Team with KSR for 2018
1CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2018) -- Rising young star Brandon Grosso is teaming up with Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) for the full 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, beginning at Daytona Int'l Speedway. Grosso will be driving the No. 52 KSR Ford, the ride recently occupied by 2017 ARCA national champion Austin Theriault.

“Timing is everything,” said Grosso. “To be able to make my first ARCA Racing Series start with Ken Schrader Racing and then be able to race with them full-time is an amazing opportunity. I'm looking forward to working with Donnie (Richeson/crew chief) and the team, and especially excited knowing that Kenny will be available to provide advice and direction is a high confidence booster for me. I realize I have a very big seat to fill and I'm up for the challenge. There are so many people that have helped me get to this point, especially my family, and I do not want to let them or the Ken Schrader Racing team down.”

The "very big seat to fill" is a reference to Theriault, who took the series by storm last year, winning seven races en route to the national championship. >>READ MORE


January 9, 2018 - Ken Schrader Inducted into Ozarks Area Racers Hall of Fame
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December 5, 2017 - Ken Schrader headed to Ozarks Area Racers Hall of Fame in January
1WHEATLAND, Missouri (December 5, 2017) - Ken Schrader has been driving race cars for nearly 50 years and he has no plans on slowing down soon. The St. Louis native entered 65 dirt-track events in 2017, including two nights of the Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. (Kenny Shaw pic)

"I'm sure we'll hit that spring-time show at Wheatland again next year," the 62-year-old Schrader said, looking ahead to another busy driving schedule in his Modified for 2018.

Long known as one of the busiest drivers in the country, including his three-decade career as a NASCAR regular, Schrader also co-owns several dirt tracks and a championship Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) team.

Proud of his Midwestern racing roots, Schrader said he's humbled to be part of the 10-person induction class for the Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Hall of Fame on Jan. 6. Former NASCAR driver and fellow Missourian Carl Edwards along with St. Louis' Mike Mittler are among those joining Schrader as honorees at the event, at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex in Springfield. >>READ MORE

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