An Inside Look - Kalamazoo and South Bend

Story by Kyle Larson

CASSOPLOLIS, Mich. (May 30, 2017) — The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil is scheduled to begin the 2017 season on Friday, June 2 at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway and Saturday June 3 at South Bend (Ind.). Motor Speedway.

IMPORTANT COMPEITOR SAFETY NOTES:
-ALL CARS MUST CONTAIN KILL SWITCH
-ALL CARS MUST CONTAIN FULL CONTAINMENT SEAT AND DRIVER MUST USE HEAD AND NECK RESTRIANT SYSTEM

Most Recent Event at Kalamazoo Speedway July 15 2016):
The sixth event of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Synthetic Oil showcased defending series champion Aaron Pierce collecting his initial win of the season and seventh of his career.

David Byrne jumped out to a commanding lead in the early stages of the feature. Jason Blonde, Aaron Pierce, Derek Snyder, Tyler Roahrig, Kyle Edwards, Ryan Litt, and Geoff Kaiser all battling it out trying to reel in the leader.

Pierce was able to erase the early distance to race leader Byrne and the two drivers put on a great battle for the lead in lapped traffic. On the 20th circuit, Byrne made contact with Tom Paterson and Byrne spun in turn 2 advancing Pierce to the top spot. As the checkered flag flag, Pierce finished 1.907 seconds ahead of Sierra Jackson. Third was Derek Snyder with Kyle Edwards and Ryan Litt rounding out the top five.

Ryan Litt and Sierra Jackson earned heat race victories while Geoff Kaiser posted the fastest lap in qualifying at 10.642 seconds at 126.856 mph.

Former Winners at Kalamazoo
DATE WINNER
06/29/1997 Bill Tyler
06/27/1998 Gary Fedewa
07/15/1998 Gary Fedewa
06/05/1999 Tom Fedewa
07/14/1999 Quinten Saayman
05/20/2000 Gary Fedewa
05/19/2001 Gary Fedewa
05/18/2002 Gary Fedewa
08/10/2002 Gary Fedewa
05/17/2003 Tom Fedewa
08/09/2003 Kevin Newton
05/15/2004 Jason Blonde
08/21/2004 Jason Blonde
08/20/2005 Cameron Dodson
08/12/2006 Chad Goff
06/02/2012 Jo Jo Helberg
07/20/2013 Jo Jo Helberg
06/07/2014 Jo Jo Helberg
06/07/2015 Kyle Edwards
07/25/2015 Cody Gallogly
07/15/2016 Aaron Pierce

 

Kalamazoo Speedway - Friday, June 2
Event Information

Schedule:  (CLICK TO VIEW DOWNLOADABLE VERSION)
 
3:00 PM - Pit Area Opens
  4:00-4:30 PM - Auto Value Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Practice #1
  5:00-5:30 PM - Auto Value Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Practice #2
  5:35-5:48 PM - Outlaw Super Late Model Group Qualifying #1
  5:52-6:15 PM - Cyber Stock Group Qualifying
  6:20-6:30 PM - Outlaw Super Late Model Group Qualifying #2
  6:35 PM - Auto Value Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Qualifying
  7:26 PM - Invocation & National Anthem
  7:30 PM - Racing Begins
                 - Lane Automotive 75 Segment #1 (25 Laps)
                 - Cyber Stock Heat #1 (6 Laps)
                 - Cyber Stock Heat #2 (6 Laps)
                 - Cyber Stock Heat #3 (6 Laps)
                 - Cyber Stock Heat #4 (6 Laps)
                 - Auto Value Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Heat #1 (8 Laps)
                 - Auto Value Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple Heat #2 (8 Laps)
                 - Lane Automotive 75 Segment #2 (25 Laps)
                 - Cyber Stock "B" Feature (15 Laps)
                 - Cyber Stock "A" Feature (20 Laps)
                 - Auto Value Super Sprints presented by Royal Purple A Feature (30 Laps)
                 - Lane Automotive 75 Segment #2 (25 Laps)
Times Local to Track

Tickets:
Adult General Admission Ticket - $20
Teens 13-15 General Admission Ticket - $10
Kids 6-12 General Admission Ticket - $5
Kids 5 & Under General Admission Ticket - FREE!


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South Bend Motor Speedway - Saturday, June 3
Event Information

Schedule: 
12:00 PM - Pit Area Opens
   1:00 PM - Practice
   3:00 PM - Qualifying
   3:00 PM - Spectator Gates Open
   5:15 PM - Driver's Meeting
   6:00 PM - Racing Begins
Times Local to Track

Tickets:
Adults - $20
Teens 13-15 - $10
Kids 6-12 General Admission Ticket - $5
Kids 5 & Under  - FREE
Pit Passes - $30

Former Winners at South Bend
DATE WINNER
06/26/2011 Hank Lower
08/11/2012 Tanner Swanson

 


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