| Concord, N.C. (March 12, 2015) – Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up for 2015. This season marks the 16th year that Federated Auto Parts has served as the primary sponsor for Schrader’s dirt and ARCA cars. Schrader will continue to compete in both his dirt modified and in select ARCA races throughout the season.
“We are looking forward to another exciting season as the sponsor of Kenny and his racing teams,” said J.R. Bishop, director of motorsports and event marketing for Federated. “Kenny has become synonymous with Federated. He is very popular with our members and their customers, and he does a tremendous job representing Federated across the country, whether at the Federated 400, an ARCA race or a local dirt track event.”
Schrader will handle driving duties for his team in seven ARCA races, including two title-sponsorship races at the Salem (Ind.) Speedway, the Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200 on April 26 and the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic on Sept. 19. He will also drive at Toledo Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Illinois State Fairgrounds and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.
In addition, the team’s drivers will include Matt Tifft, Clay Campbell, and Ross Kenseth. Tifft, an Ohio native who attends the University of North Carolina At Charlotte, will be making his return to KSR, Inc. at the March 14 ARCA race at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. Tifft will also drive the Federated entry in ARCA competition at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Pocono Raceway, Iowa Speedway, Berlin Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, and Kansas Speedway.
“We are pleased with Matt’s return to the Federated car,” said team owner Ken Schrader. “He is a talented young driver and has proven race after race that he has what it takes to run up front and make key decisions while behind the wheel.”
“I am excited to be back in the Federated car this season,” Tifft said. “Last year, I learned a great deal about the tracks we visited and I’m looking forward to returning to those places with the Schrader team to capitalize on that knowledge. We had a number of great finishes in 2014 and I hope to better those this year!”
Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell is scheduled to race with Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. in the #52 Federated Chevy at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1. Campbell is making his second appearance at Talladega for the Federated team.
“I’m really looking forward to going to Talladega. We had a really strong car there last year but weren’t around at the end to show it,” Campbell said. “Obviously we are excited to be going with the same car we had a Daytona which was really fast but again, we had issues that kept us from being there at the end. I can think of nothing better than for our Federated Auto Parts Team to go to victory lane at Talladega!”
Ross Kenseth will drive at Michigan International Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway for the team. In 2013, Kenseth made his ARCA debut in a Ken Schrader Racing car at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway, winning the pole and leading 51 laps before finishing sixth.
“With the drivers we have on board for this season, it looks as though we will have some exciting finishes and experience some great racing within the ARCA ranks,” Schrader said. “I’m looking forward to working with Matt, Clay, and Ross.”
Federated will also sponsor Schrader in more than 50 dirt track races in the coming season and will host hospitality events for its members and customers at several of these races.
“Our dirt track sponsorship of Schrader Racing continues to grow each year,” said Bishop. “Kenny has a great time interacting with our members and customers at the track and his enthusiasm is contagious. Our guests really enjoy spending time with him and cheering him on as he competes in the Federated car.”
2015 KSR ARCA Schedule
DATE TRACK LOCATION
2/14 Daytona Int’l Speedway Daytona Beach, FL
3/14 Mobile Int’l Speedway Mobile, AL
4/11 Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville Nashville, TN
4/26 Salem Speedway Salem, IN
5/1 Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, AL
5/17 Toledo Speedway Toledo, OH
5/24 NJ Motorsports Park Millville, NJ
6/6 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA
6/12 Michigan Int’l Speedway Brooklyn, MI
6/20 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, IL
6/28 Winchester Speedway Winchester, IN
7/17 Iowa Speedway Newton, IA
7/24 Lucas Oil Raceway Brownsburg, IN
8/1 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, PA
8/8 Berlin Raceway Marne, MI
8/23 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, IL
9/7 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin, IL
9/19 Salem Speedway Salem, IN
9/25 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, KY
10/16 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, KS