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IRA SPRINTS - KENNY SCHRADER IN SPOTLIGHT THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AT OSHKOSH SPEEDZONE!

Fastest Cars On Dirt Appear This Friday Night at The Zone!

Oshkosh, WI, June 18, 2013 – Speed …. It’s the endless pursuit of speed draws fans and drivers to their local race tracks every weekend. It’s the sights and sounds of drivers pushing their cars to the ragged edge that’s at the heart of every short track racing event.

The roar of engines is the music to for the racing fans and this weekend we turn up that music and crank those amps to eleven!

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway will be hosting the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints this Friday Night June 21st. The program presented by Budweiser will showcase the 900 horsepower winged 410 sprints which approach speed of up to 130mph on Oshkosh Speedzone’s third-mile clay oval. A field of nearly 30 cars is expected for the event. The tracks weekly Automotive Supply Company Modifieds and Hansel Trucking IMCA Northern Sport Modifieds are also a part of the program.

The show will mark the first appearance of the IRA Sprint Cars at the track this season. The Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprints will are fresh off an amazing program last weekend when NASCAR star Tony Stewart edged out 5-time and defending IRA champion Bill Balog by a car length to score the victory at the Plymouth Dirt Track.

Balog has had a stranglehold on victory lane at Oshkosh Speedzone when the sprints appear and will be looking to continue that trend. To do so he will have to beat the best in area sprint action including series star drivers such as Mike Kertscher, Scott Neitzel, Mike Reinke, Tommy Sexton, Phillip Mock, Russel Borland and leading rookie of the year candidate and current point leader Jeremy Schultz.

In addition to the stars of the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints work continues to try and bring Kyle Larson to the track. Larson one of the up and coming racers in the NASCAR ranks finished second in the Nationwide Series race at Michigan this past weekend and his exploits on dirt are extremely impressive with numerous victories including last year when he won the 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway, winning in all three types of USAC cars in a single night.

Larson’s participation is dependent upon sponsorship obligations on the day of the race at Oshkosh Speedzone, should he appear he will be wheeling a 410 sprint during the evening.

Want more star power? Kenny Schrader is guaranteed to appear as he intends to complete is his IMCA Modified throughout eastern Wisconsin this coming weekend starting with a stop at Oshkosh Speedzone.

Known as “Wisconsin’s Modified Action Track” Schrader will face some of the stiffest competition in the Midwest where as many as 40 of the best weekly racers have appeared for the Friday Night events at the track. Schrader who now focuses on short track racing competes in as many as 100 races per year barnstorming around the country racing anything with wheels.

His appearance at Oshkosh Speedzone is partially sponsored by GSR Racing Equipment and Jonny’s Racing Parts. Schrader will also be appearing at 141 Speedway on Saturday Night and Seymour Speedway on Sunday Night as part of his swing through the area.

Admission for the special event is $20 for adults with young fans ages 11 through 15 admitted for just $10. Children ages 10 and under are admitted FREE with a paid adult.

Pit gates will open at 4:00pm with the grandstands opening at 5:00pm. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to get the best possible seating for this event. Hot laps for the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprints are set to get underway at 5:30pm and qualifying will follow. The first race of the night is set to get the green flag at 7:00pm.

Fans are encouraged to seek out the track website at www.oshkoshspeedzone.net to download a copy of the exciting 2013 racing schedule and plan your family outings at the races.

When visiting the website fans are also encouraged to sign-up for the free track newsletter which features weekly updates throughout the season along with photos, videos, interviews and more. Oshkosh Speedzone can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thespeedzone

Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway is a 1/3 mile semi-banked clay oval located at the Sunnyview Expo Center which resides near the intersection of Highways 76 and County Trunk Y in Oshkosh.