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May 23, 2018 - 48th Hulman Classic Kicks Off Big Week of USAC Racing
1 Terre Haute, IN (05/23/18) - Kevin Thomas, Jr. has seemingly had the Midas touch in USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car competition over the past two years.  No driver has accumulated more victories than the Cullman, Alabama driver over that stretch and he arrives at this Wednesday night’s 48th running of the “Tony Hulman Classic” as the reigning race winner and the current series point leader. 
Thomas has already won twice this season at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. and Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.  Last fall, though, Thomas picked up one of the biggest victories of his career as he slid his way past Dave Darland with five laps remaining, then ran down leader Chase Stockon with three to go to win his first USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at the Action Track in four seasons. >>READ MORE  

May 23, 2018 - Former Silver Crown Champ Returns to Hoosier Hundred
1 Indianapolis, Indiana (05/23/18) Eleven rookies on this year's Hoosier Hundred entry list have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn from two legendary drivers who competed in the big cars long before many of the rookies were even born.

If the return of 1991 & 1993 race winner Jeff Swindell wasn't enough news, the return of 1982 Silver Crown champion Ken Schrader has only added to the buzz created by the continued upward swing of USAC's top tier series.

Swindell continues to hold the 60-mile track record set here in May of 1987 when he drove from the back of the pack to capture a spectacular race win in the "Hulman 100" and went on to turn heads that year setting a world record at Springfield and nearly winning at Du Quoin.  His performance led to a full-time ride with Tim Delrose and Bob Galas in 1990 and, in 1991, they captured the first of two "Hoosier Hundred" races.


May 15, 2018 - ARCA, NASCAR Trucks Discounted Tix on sale now at St. Louis-area Menards
1 MADISON, Ill. (May 15, 2018) – Discounted tickets for the June 22-23 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards/NASCAR Truck Series doubleheader weekend at Gateway Motorsports Park are now on sale at 19 Menards stores in the greater St. Louis area. The start of the discounted ticket sales promotion coincides with the introduction of ARCA Racing Series race entitlement sponsor PapaNicholas launching specially-marked, ARCA-branded packaging for their single-serve coffee products.

“Papa Nicholas is the race entitlement sponsor of our event at Gateway Motorsports Park and has also become the “Official Coffee Supplier of ARCA,” said Mark Gundrum, Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for ARCA. “Papa Nicholas has activated their sponsorship very nicely with the introduction of the ARCA-branded packaging on their single-serve products.” 

Race fans can “Save Big Money” by purchasing tickets to the “Papa Nicholas 150” ARCA event thru June 21. Advanced tickets are just $20, a $10 savings off the gate price at the track. Menards is also offering a two-day ticket, good for both the June 22 Papa Nicholas 150, and the Saturday, June 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Gateway 200 presented by CK Power, for just $45. Kids 15 & under will be admitted free either, or both days, when accompanied by an adult ticket holder. >>READ MORE

March 26, 2018 - Brandon Grosso Featured in ARCA Interview
The pilot of the #52 Ken Schrader Racing ARCA racecar was recently featured in a video interview, where he talked about his upcoming rookie season.

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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

November 8, 2017 - Get the Newest Ken Schrader Gear
1Get the newest gear and apparel from Ken Schrader Racing!

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