Sterling Heights, MI (Wednesday, July 1, 2020) - Typically by July, several high profile events have been staged at the Kalamazoo Speedway. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the historic track has been unable to open its gates. That all changes this Friday, July 3rd, as the traditional Intimidator 100 presented by Duco Performance will signal the start of the 2020 racing season at Kalamazoo.
With a limited number of fans allowed per Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s current Executive Orders, the event has sold out all General Admission seating, along with all Sky Boxes through presale online orders. If you are one of the fortunate ones to have a ticket, be prepared for one of the most competitive events on pavement throughout the season.
The event pays $3,500 to win, and draws some of the best Outlaw Super Late Model drivers in the region. Defending Intimidator 100 winner and 2019 Track Champion, Adam Terry is expected along with a slew of other drivers with solid resumes. Twelve-Time Kalamazoo Speedway track champion Andy Bozell is looking to follow up his dominating
performance at Galesburg Speedway in the Smitty Memorial 100. Others expected to make the trip include multi-time and defending Kalamazoo Klash champion Tyler Roahrig, Two-time Glass City 200 champion J.R. Roahrig, and former Kalamazoo Speedway track champions Phil Bozell and Brian Bergakker. Former ARCA Gold Cup Series Champions Steve Needles and Jeff Ganus are also expected for Friday’s event.
For fans, General Admission and Pit Gates open at 3:30pm, with the first Green Flag flying at 7:30pm. For fans seated in the grandstand, social distancing is required and masks are highly recommended. Pit passes only will be available on race day, $35 for adults, and Jr. Pit Passes are $20 (ages 6-11). Joining the Outlaw Super Late Models will be the other 4 weekly classes, Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks, Outlaw FWD, and Zoo Stocks. The night will close with an always popular Fireworks Display.
Fans who were not able to get a ticket to Friday’s event can follow along with Horsepower Happenings’ co-host Rich Frantz on the Horsepower Happenings Twitter feed @HPHpodcast. Find behind the scenes content including up to the minute results, pictures and more.
Those who wish to watch Friday’s race but were unable to get a ticket can still participate courtesy of Speed51. The 21st edition of The Intimidator 100 will be streamed live at www.speed51.com.
For more information, you can contact the Kalamazoo track office at 269-692-2423 or log onto www.kalamazoospeedway.com.
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Story by - Rich Frantz, Motor City Racing Promotions
Photo - Speed51, Kalamazoo Speedway