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September 21, 2017 - Cross Insurance Will Sponsor the Ken Schrader Racing Entry for Crosley Brands 150 at Kentucky Speedway
1Concord, North Carolina (September 21, 2017) – Ken Schrader Racing, Inc.  announced today that Cross Insurance of Bangor, Maine, will serve as the primary sponsor for its #52 ARCA Racing Series Ford at Kentucky Speedway this Friday, September 22, 2017.

Cross Insurance is a family owned insurance agency made up of a network of wholly-owned subsidiary insurance agencies throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island.  Started in the home of company chairman Woodrow Cross in 1954, Cross Insurance has grown to become one of New England’s largest independent insurance intermediaries and the nation’s 32rd largest broker of U.S. business.  It has more than 40 branches and 800 employees.

“We are honored to partner with Austin and the rest of the team at Ken Schrader Racing,” Jonathan Cross, COO, Cross Insurance said. “We are looking forward to many more successful races together.”

Ken Schrader Racing with driver Austin Theriault, has led the ARCA Racing Series points since winning the season-opener at Daytona.  The team has won six races this season while Theriault has twelve Top-5 finishes.  He has finished in the Top-10 at every race.

“Our team has had a ‘dream’ season and we are really looking forward to Kentucky,” Ken Schrader, team owner said. “Cross Insurance has been a loyal supporter of Austin’s and we are thrilled to feature them on the car this week.  The Cross name will also be on the car as an associate for the season finale at Kansas.”

“I am excited to have the support of Cross Insurance at Kentucky and Kansas, the last two races that will decide the 2017 ARCA Championship,” Theriault said. “Maine is where it all started for me, so to have a well-known and respected Maine company like Cross partnering with us is very special.  I hope we can keep our streak of Top-3 finishes going.”

The race will be broadcast LIVE on FS1 beginning at 8 p.m. (Eastern).  To learn more about Cross Insurance visit crossagency.com; to follow Austin Theriault on twitter go to @austintheriault; for information about KSR, Inc. visit schraderracing.com.

September 21, 2017 - Ken Schrader Racing and Harrisburg Cruisers To Host Fifth Annual Dennis Peskir Memorial Car Show
Concord, North Carolina (September 21, 2017) – Ken Schrader Racing, Inc., the Harrisburg Cruisers and BNC Bank are hosting the 5th Annual Dennis Peskir Memorial Car Show on Saturday, September 30 at Schrader’s race shop.  The shop is located at 4403 Stough Road in Concord.  Proceeds from the show will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The show is open to the public and begins at 8 a.m.

This year’s show features 10-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel, of Clarksville, Indiana, who will serve as a celebrity judge for Saturday’s show.  Kimmel’s ARCA Racing Series career spans three decades and more than 500 starts.  He holds many records including number of victories at 80, modern day all-time lap leader (11,151 led in 218 races) and 274 top-5 finishes.   Kimmel’s family has a rich racing career – his father, Bill, Sr.  is a three-time ARCA winner, His brother Bill is an eight-time Crew Chief of the Year, his son Frank II races as does his nephew Will.  His first ARCA race car, a Ford Taurus, named for his mother Mabel, is on display at Nick’s House of Treasures in Charlestown, Indiana.  Kimmel will participate in a Q & A session during the car show.  Deb Williams, veteran motorsports journalist and author will serve as moderator.

“It's really an honor to be a part of Kenny’s car show.  Kenny and I have raced many laps together and I have learned so much from him,” Kimmel said. “There are going to be so many great cars at the show I'm sure it's going to be very tough to pick a favorite.  I look forward to seeing everyone at the show!   The fact that all proceeds are going for the Make-A-Wish Foundation makes it even better!”

Federated Auto Parts, a longtime partner of Schrader’s, along with many associate sponsors for his team, are providing products for all goody bags and door prizes.  Local merchants are also providing products for the show.  Local merchants provide support with products and sponsoring trophies.

“The Harrisburg Cruisers have several fund raisers each year to help people in our local area,” Joe Palumbo, the club’s treasurer said. “The car show is to honor our brother, Dennis Peskir, while raising funds for Make-A-Wish to help children in the Charlotte and Western Carolinas area. We are very fortunate to have Ken Schrader Racing and our local merchants support us in our fund raisers. Without them we would not be able to help our neighbors in need. We would like to thank all contributors, especially BNC Bank, Hughes Automotive, Ray Helms Auto Body and Paul Quick, Inc. for their generous donations.”

The Schrader shop will be open for tours and crew members will be on hand to answer questions.  The Ken Schrader ARCA team is currently leading the series points and has won six races this season.  Winning cars, trophies and banners from the team’s 2017 victories will be on display.

Registration deadline for the show is 10:30 a.m. and the trophy presentation begin at 12:30 p.m. Trophies for the event, include “Best of Show”; “Best Paint”; Classic Cars – Top 10”; ’95 & Newer Cars – Top 3” among others.  There will a 50/50 raffle, dash plaques for entrants and a DJ will entertain the crowd.  Food will be available for purchase.

For more information about the September 30 car show please go to www.harrisburgcruisers.org

September 12, 2017 - Unicover Inc. Partners with KSR for Chicagoland
1 Concord, North Carolina (Sept. 12, 2017) – Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. announced today that Unicover, Inc., of Britt, Iowa will serve as the primary sponsor on the #52 car for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Chicagoland Speedway.  Austin Theriault, current ARCA points leader will drive the Unicover Ford.  Theriault has won six races this season with the Concord, North Carolina team.

Unicover Inc. manufactures aluminum, fiberglass and commercial grade pickup truck caps.  The company has over 200 dealers in the Midwest and Canada. As one of the largest employers located in Britt, Iowa, Unicover has been in business for more than 40 years.  Owned and operated by the Bakken family, Unicover is a member of SEMA and LTAA.  The company also sponsors local dirt tracks.  Brad Bakken, currently the general manager of Unicover, was sponsored by the company during his 13-year tenure as a modified driver.

Bakken said, “Unicover and its employees are proud of the opportunity to become a part of the #52 Ken Schrader Racing team.  This relationship stems from the grass roots of dirt modified racing where I had the pleasure of not only meeting, but also competing against Kenny, allowing him to become familiar with our brand.  This sponsorship is a great fit as the success and future of Unicover merges with the success and future of Austin Theriault.”

We’re thrilled to have Unicover with us for the Chicagoland race,” Ken Schrader, team owner said. “Our crew chief Donnie Richeson and the entire team have put Austin in a position to win or finish well every week.  Austin has done a tremendous job – he is smart, thinks through every lap and gives us all a thrill at the end of every race!  We hope to continue the momentum at Chicago.”

The race is scheduled for Thursday, September 14 and will be shown LIVE on FS1 beginning at 8 p.m. (Eastern).  To learn more about Unicover, visit unicovercaps.com; to follow Austin Theriault on twitter go to @austintheriault; for information about Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. go to schraderracing.com

September 9, 2017 - Theriault Takes Jack Bowsher Car to Victory Lane at Salem
1 SALEM, Ind. (Sept. 9, 2017) -- If you squinted just right, it almost looked like 3-time ARCA national champion Jack Bowsher leading the pack Saturday night under the lights at Salem Speedway. But of course it wasn't…it was Fort Kent, Maine's Austin Theriault who's become very good at leading the charge among the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards ranks.

Theriault, driving a special blue and white Bowsher Throwback scheme, hunted down Zane Smith in the closing laps, passed him with four laps to go, then drove away to win the 102nd running of the Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic. It was Theriault's sixth win of the season and third consecutive in the No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing Ford.

Theriault looked a lot like Bowsher in the lap-leader column too, leading 140 of 200 laps en route to Salem's coveted winner's circle. Some race fans of course remember when Bowsher won seven straight ARCA races at Salem from 1963 through 1965. >>READ MORE

September 8, 2017 - KSR Bringing Back Jack Bowsher Car for Salem
1 SALEM, Ind. (Sept. 8, 2017) -- Check out this sneak-peek pic of Ken Schrader Racing's Throwback car for Salem Speedway. Championship leader Austin Theriault will be carrying the colors of 3-time ARCA national champion Jack Bowsher. Bowsher, in this classic yet simple blue and white scheme, drove the 21 car to Victory Lane seven times at Salem.

Area racing legend and three-time ARCA race winner, Bill Kimmel Sr. has been named Grand Marshal of the event.

Spectator gates open on Saturday (Sept. 9) at 11:15 a.m., with practice getting underway at 12-noon.  Qualifying is set for 3 p.m. with the Great American Stocks main event rolling off at 5 p.m. ARCA Throwback Weekend pre-race ceremonies, including the First Harrison Bank on-track autograph session, is set for 5:45 p.m. with the ARCA 200 slated for a 7:15 start time.

September 7, 2017 - By the numbers, Theriault clinches Sioux Chief Short Track Title
1 SALEM, Ind. (Sept. 7, 2017) -- Fort Kent, Maine's Austin Theriault is on a role. Having already secured the 2017 Bill France 4 Crown championship, the driver of the Ken Schrader Racing Ford is now looking at the 2017 Sioux Chief Short Track Challenge title.

In fact, on the heels of his momentous win last Monday on the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt, he's already mathematically clinched ARCA's Short Track championship. He'll be officially recognized with the Sioux Chief Short Track crown when he rolls off the grid to start the Eddie Gilstrap Motors ARCA Fall Classic at Salem Speedway this Saturday night. He'll be formally recognized as the Short Track champ in post-race ceremonies at Salem just as soon as ARCA President Ron Drager can make his way down from the control tower.

"I'm humbled and honored to be ARCA's Sioux Chief Short Track champion," said Theriault. "We worked very hard on our short track program this year. We weren't always the best car, but we figured out a way to be there in the end…to be in contention for the wins. It's been a complete team effort. I'm so proud of this Ken Schrader Racing team. They don't give up and they keep coming back for more. It's just an honor to race with guys that want to win as badly as you do. >>READ MORE

September 4, 2017 - Austin Theriault Wins Wild One at Du Quoin
1DuQUOIN, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2017) -- Fort Kent, Maine's Austin Theriault put an exclamation point on a picture-perfect day for Ken Schrader Racing Monday afternoon at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile dirt.

Right after bossman Ken Schrader wheeled his own No. 9 Federated Auto Parts Modified to Victory Lane -- holding off Tony Stewart for the win -- Theriault steered Schrader's No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota to the winner's circle in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards General Tire GRABBER 100, the 64th edition of the Southern Illinois 100.

Theriault, from outside row one, out-hustled leader Shane Lee into turn one during the second green-white-checker attempt and pulled away while Lee got the chrome horn from Sheldon Creed. While Creed and Lee banged around back and forth, Theriault drove away from everyone, winning by just over a second at the final stripe.

"We got a good restart," said Theriault. "I had to get him on that restart…other than that we would have ended up in the fence."

Both Lee and Creed could have ended up in the "fence" when Lee got a shot from behind from Creed before Lee paid it back with a shot of his own.

"It was just hard racing there, all going for the win," said Creed. "My plan was to push the 22 (Lee) and get him in front of the 52. It didn't pan out like we wanted. Me and Lee were going for our first win…it was just hard racing." >>READ MORE

September 1 , 2017 -Talented 17-Year-Old Brandon GrossoTeaming with Ken Schrader Racing
1Concord, North Carolina (September 1, 2017) -- Brandon Grosso will make his Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series debut at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois on Monday September 4, 2017.

Fresh off a solid second place finish at Concord Speedway in North Carolina in the CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car race and a 15th place finish at Georgetown, Delaware in his first start in a big block Dirt Modified on Wednesday night, Grosso is preparing to take his success on dirt and asphalt this year and combine those talents on the one-mile dirt oval.

This is a natural progression for the 17-year-old driver from New Jersey. Grosso started racing at age 5 and competed in National and Regional USAC quarter midget events amassing 250 wins and 17 Championships. He was the first driver to receive special permission to compete in a full size racecar at the age of 15 allowing him to move into Dirt Sportsman and Dirt Crate Modified competition in 2015.

Grosso’s focus this year has been on a full schedule of Late Model Stock Car racing where he is currently 5th in points in the CARS Tour Series running as a teammate to Myatt Snider, son of NBC Sports announcer Marty Snider.

Grosso will compete at DuQuoin in a Hillenburg-Schrader Racing #11 entry prepared by Ken Schrader Racing and sponsored by FDP Friction Science, a leading manufacturer of brake pads for the automotive industry, (www.fdpbrakes.com). Veteran crew chief, Matt Weber will lead the team’s efforts. >>READ MORE

August 27, 2017 - Austin Theriault Wins at Road America

1ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 27, 2017) -- What looked like a full course Austin Cindric runaway turned into a last-lap Austin Theriault takeaway Sunday afternoon at Road America.

Theriault, in Ken Schrader's No. 52 Ford, steered through two last-lap incidents and came out the winner of the wild ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards Road America 100.

"We were lucky and smart today," said Theriault. "We made the least amount of mistakes. I knew those guys were fast in front of me and behind me. It came down to not overdoing it, especially on that last lap. Everybody was trying to win the race on the last lap. Turn one was a problem."

Turn one was especially a problem for Cindric who had dominated the race up to that point…that point of contact between he and Cole Custer who locked horns entering turn one on the final circuit. Custer got a nose inside of Cindric but the two touched headed into the first right-hander, causing Cindric to spin while Custer went for an off-track excursion.

Then Dalton Sargeant blasted through as the leader and looked to be on his way to Victory Lane.

"It was wild," said Sargeant. "The 78 (Custer) and the 99 (Cindric) got together and that opened it up for me." >>READ MORE

August 23, 2017 - Magic Mile Set to Come Back to LIfe
DuQuoin State Fair "Magic Mile" Set For Labor Day Weekend Showdown
USAC, ARCA, & MODS To Pack Stands In Traditional Event

1 (DuQuoin, IL) After a highly successful weekend of Illinois State Fair racing, the staff of Track Enterprises is now preparing for a huge Labor Day weekend of auto racing at the DuQuoin State Fair, in DuQuoin, IL.  The Magic Mile will be hosting the USAC Silver Crown Series presented by Traxxas, the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, and the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds.  This year, action will be back to a Sunday-Monday program, as it was for many years.

Racing begins on Sunday, September 3, as the USAC Silver Crown Series presented by Traxxas heads to the track to run in the Ted Horn 100.  The resurgence of the Silver Crown Champ Cars was again evident at the Illinois State Fair event last weekend, as 40 cars were trackside.  Unfortunately, some engine issues and crashes took the field down to 34 for the 100-mile race, but that's still more than a scheduled starting field.  Another outstanding group is expected at DuQuoin next Sunday.

Justin Grant claimed his first ever Silver Crown win in Springfield and will again be one of the favorites in DuQuoin.  The Bettenhausen 100 saw a number of lead changes and great field parity.  Drivers like Grant, Kody Swanson, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Brian Tyler were all threats.  Throw in the veteran, Jeff Swindell, who started 28th and finished 3rd, and it was a great race.  Chris Windom was last year's Ted Horn 100 winner. >>READ MORE

August 1, 2017 - Spectra Premium to Sponsor Ken Schrader in APC Series Debut
1The APC Series is proud to announce that Spectra Premium has signed on as a sponsor for the Ken Schrader piloted pro late model at the Jukasa Motor Speedway grand reopening event August 26th & 27th. This event marks the APC Series debut for Ken Schrader who will be behind the wheel of the APC Series Pro Late Model for the first time. Ken Schrader, a legend of stock car racing, has raced at the Jukasa Motor Speedway under the old regiment of Cayuga Motor Speedway.

“We have 2 races at the former Cayuga Speedway, the deal back in 2002 with all the Cup drivers coming in after our race at Bristol,” said Schrader. “And also back in the mid 90’s we Finished 2nd in an ACT race to JR Hanley. It’s neat to see a facility reopening, and not wasting away which unfortunately happens a lot. From everything I have seen it is quite the investment and making the place look nice. When you take a place that was already nice and make it nicer it is going to be classy.”

With Spectra Premium coming on board as a sponsor for Ken Schrader it only expands their involvement in the motorsports industry. Spectra Premium was founded in 1989 and is based out of Boucherville, Quebec and currently employs over 1500 employees across North America. As an automotive manufacturer, Spectra Premium is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution of key automotive parts for the aftermarket and original equipment manufacturers. As well as the involvement with day to day automotive parts Spectra Premium is heavily involved in motorsports. Spectra Premium produces and manufactures a motorsport specific aluminum radiator called the NSCR100, as well as their sponsorship of several other race teams including that of J-F Dumoulin and Alex Tagliani.

Spectra Premium Industry’s mission is to develop and provide premium automotive components and systems that the choice of original equipment manufacturers, automotive technicians and do it yourself consumers. Every Spectra Premium employee is committed to achieve their company mission via a glove manufacturing and distribution network supported through unmatched customer service and after sale support. Spectra premium is continuously looking for new ways to innovate and develop automotive and industrial products, deliver quality products, service, and support and adapt quickly to the ever changing automotive marketplace.

This partnership between the APC Series, Ken Schrader Racing, and Spectra Premium is certain to be a successful one during the grand reopening of Jukasa Motor Speedway. Be sure to jump online and check out Spectra Premium’s full array of products at http://www.spectrapremium.com. Full details regarding the APC Series can be found at http://apcracingseries.com and information on Ken Schrader Racing can be found at https://www.schraderracing.com/. Track and ticket information for the grand reopening event is available on the Jukasa Motor Speedway website http://www.jukasamotorspeedway.com/

July 17, 2017 - EJ Prescott Partners with Ken Schrader Racing and Driver, Austin Theriault
1 Concord, N.C. (July 17, 2017) – EJ Prescott, Inc.  (EJP) of Gardiner, Maine, has partnered with Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. and its driver Austin Theriault for the upcoming ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, Indiana. 

The company, a  distributor of products for the water, waste water, and storm water industries, was founded as Everett J. Prescott, Inc. in 1955 and has been expanding its product line ever since.  EJP now has 28 locations in nine states and serves all of the Northeast and Midwest.

“We have known Austin for several years and watched his career develop over these years,” Steve Prescott, president of EJP said. “We worked with Austin when he put together his MAINE tourism car which he ran at Kentucky Motor Speedway.  He has been our guest at a few trade shows, but we have not worked directly sponsoring a car until now.

1“We are excited to be working with Austin and KSR for the race in Indianapolis … this is a good opportunity for our employees and customers to see what a fine young man Austin is and to help grow his fan base as well as KSR’s in that market.  We have four locations serving the Indiana market as well two in nearby Ohio.”

Theriault is the current ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards points leader.  He has won three races in the #52 for the KSR team this season.  He has also finished in the Top 10 in all of the 2017 ARCA races to date. A native of Maine, Theriault has enjoyed a strong relationship with EJP and values greatly the home state connection.

“EJP is a well-respected company in Maine,” Theriault said. “I’ve seen the huge impact the company and the Prescott family has had in the communities where they work.  The family has been involved in racing for a long time and I am thankful to have their support in Indianapolis, where they have a company presence. We’ve been successful at the short tracks all year and I hope to keep that trend going.”

The Sioux Chief Power PEX 200 will be shown LIVE on FS1 on Friday, July 21 at 9 p.m. (Eastern).  For more information about EJP visit ejprescott.com. To follow Austin Theriault on Facebook, twitter or website – austintheriault.com. For more information about Ken Schrader Racing go to schraderracing.com or visit Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. on Facebook.

July 12, 2017 - Ken Schrader to Enter Eldora Dirt Derby for Bolen Motorsports
1 Concord, N.C. (July 12, 2017) – During a recent interview, racing legend Ken Schrader mentioned that he’d like to run the 5th annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) race at Eldora Speedway.  Schrader has participated in the summer classic each year since its inception.  Eldora is the only dirt race scheduled among NASCAR top-tier series.
Almost immediately, his phone was ringing with offers from several truck teams. A call from Jeff Bolen, owner of the #66 Chevrolet Silverado and Bolen Motorsports, was the ideal call.  Schrader will race with crew chief Paul Clapprood making the calls from the pit box.  Eldora marks the first race in which Schrader and Clapprood will work together.  “When it comes to dirt and putting a driver behind the wheel with experience, you can’t beat this opportunity with Schrader,” said Clapprood.
“With Ken’s history on dirt and success at Eldora Speedway, we knew that he would give our team a great chance to win,” Bolen said.  “This is our team’s second full season of competition and having Schrader in the truck at Eldora will help continue the successes so far.”
Schrader’s stats at Eldora Speedway includes running all eight years of  The Prelude to the Dream race in which he has five top-10 finishes; two USAC midget victories; a USAC Silver Crown victory and three UMP modified wins.  Schrader also holds the track record for his 2013 Pole position in the NCWTS.
Midwest Logistics Systems and K & L Ready Mix will return this year as partners on the truck.  These two Ohio-based companies have been with Schrader for a few years both on his truck entries and with his modified team.
“We are thrilled to be running Eldora again this season,” Schrader said. “It is truly a classic event and I enjoy every aspect of the race – the fans’ excitement, the level of competition and the fun of running at this iconic track.  Driving the Bolen Motorsports Silverado will be a blast. As a track owner myself, I see and appreciate what Tony Stewart and his team have done to create such a Midsummer Classic!”
The truck race on Wednesday, July 19 starts at 9 p.m. It will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Business Network and MRN/Sirius XM.  For the day’s schedule visit www.eldoraspeedway.com. For information on Ken Schrader visit www.schraderracing.com

June 28, 2017 - Ken Schrader Rolls to Route 66 Glory
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TOLEDO, Ohio (June 28, 2017) -- While Austin Theriault was making his way to Victory Lane Friday night at Madison Int'l Speedway, the boss man Ken Schrader was wrenching away on his Federated Auto Parts dirt modified on a quarter-mile dirt track in Maribel, Wisconsin. All in all it ended up being a decent night for Ken Schrader Racing after you add Schrader's 4th-place finish at 141 Speedway the same night Theriault won at Madison.

"When there are 58 of anything, fourth's not bad," said Schrader. "We were all on the same straightaway…lost third on the last lap. It was a $10,000 to win show. They call it the Clash at the Creek."

Schrader was actually at Madison for much of the day before he sped off on his Suzuki motorcycle on a 200-mile-plus journey back to the ole dirt track. >>READ MORE

June 23, 2017 - Austin Theriault Claims ARCA Racing Win at Madison
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MADISON, Wis. (June 23, 2017) -- Austin Theriault didn't have the best car in the beginning, but his Ken Schrader Racing crew got it right for the most important part. Theriault, in the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota, held off a hard charge from Zane Smith in the end to win the Montgomery Ward 200 Friday night at Madison Int'l Speedway. Theriault also increased his ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship points lead and added his third win of the season, and fourth of his career.

"We don't always have the fastest car at the beginning, but this team races smart," said Theriault. "We were good when it counted."

Theriault hovered in the top-five for most of the race but got the car adjusted to his liking just in time to lead the final 35 laps and fend off whoever took a run at the eventual winner.

"You gotta take what the car gives you. We lost positions in the beginning but we stayed consistent and we didn't drive over our heads. We kept ourselves in position the whole race and went when we could. Whoever had the track position was going to win this. Really proud of all these guys on this Ken Schrader Racing team…they race really smart." >>READ MORE

June 16, 2017 - Austin Theriault Powers his #52 Ken Schrader Racing Entry to a Runner-Up Finish at Michigan
TOLEDO, Ohio (June 16, 2017) -- The Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway found Austin Theriault racing to a runner-up finish with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.

Theriault, in the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts-Ken Schrader Racing Ford, soldiered through an ill-handling car that got good enough in the end to finish runner-up. The Fort Kent, Maine driver also padded his points lead in the process.

"There's a lot of fight in this team," said Theriault. "This car only has two races on it so far. We really struggled in the beginning…car was aero-tight, bad in traffic…but once we got in clean air we started picking 'em off. We're still searching for the consistency in our balance, but it came in there at the end for us. I'm feeling really positive in the overall direction we're headed." >>READ MORE

June 6, 2017 - Ken Schrader Racing's Austin Theriault, ARCA's comeback kid returns to Michigan
TOLEDO, Ohio (June 6, 2017) -- The Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan Int'l Speedway will mark Austin Theriault's 10th career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards start. While the majority of the ARCA tracks are new experiences for the Fort Kent, Maine driver, the Corrigan Oil 200 will be the exception to the rule. Theriault, in his career-first ARCA Racing Series start in 2014, drove to Victory Lane at Michigan.

However, Theriault has not been back to Michigan since. What's happened between could fill volumes. >>Read More

June 4, 2017 - From an Elko to a Pocono, teams on the go; Pocono open test entries grow
1 TOLEDO, Ohio (June 4, 2017) -- From the smallest track on the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour to one of the biggest, there's a lot on the plate for ARCA teams, officials and fans in the week ahead.

On the heels of the Shore Lunch 250 on the 3/8ths-mile Elko Speedway short track Saturday night (June 3), race teams are hightailing it toward Pocono Raceway in time for the open test on the 2.5-mile triangle Wednesday, June 7. And don't forget about the 1,100-plus mile ride in between. >>Read More

June 3, 2017 - Theriault edges Eckes in Elko thrill show; wins Shore Lunch 250
1ELKO, Minn. (June 3, 2017) -- With cars wrecking every which way in his mirror, Austin Theriault edged Christian Eckes by about two feet at the final stripe to win the wild Shore Lunch 250 Saturday night at Elko Speedway.

Theriault, in Ken Schrader's No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Toyota, nudged Eckes out of the way inside of four laps remaining before Eckes rooted Theriault off the bottom lane coming to the checkered flag. With their cars locked together off turn four, Theriault held firm on the high side just long enough to earn his second ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory this season and third of his career. >>Read More

May 29, 2017 - Ken Schrader Wins at Macon
1Ken Schrader celebrated his 62nd birthday in style on Monday by powering his Federated Auto #9 Modified to the feature win on Monday night at Macon Speedway (Macon, Illinois).

The win was his second of the 2017 season, and it was a great way for the racing veteran to end a very busy of racing action throughout the Midwest.

May 26, 2017 - Schrader Set to Tackle Anderson Speedway in a Sprint Car
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The past few days Ken Schrader has been getting his #99 Sprint Car dialed in at Anderson Speedway (Anderson, Indiana).

The veteran will be chasing glory in the Little 500 at the famed oval on Saturday, May 27.

Good luck to Ken as he looks to add another accolade to his storied career!

April 3, 2017 - Music City Auto Auction of Nashville Partners with Ken Schrader Racing for Music City 200 presented by JIVE

Concord, N.C. (April 3, 2017) – Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. announced today that Music City Auto Auction of Nashville (MCAA) will serve as primary sponsor on its #52 entry, with driver Austin Theriault, for the April 8, 2017 Music City 200 presented by JIVE at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville.

“We are excited to have the Music City Auto Auction on our Ford for the upcoming ARCA race in Nashville,” team owner Ken Schrader said.  “Its sister company, the Orlando Longwood Auto Auction, partnered with us in Daytona and we won the race.   Making it to Victory Lane was thrilling not only for our team, but also the Auction folks.  We’re hoping for a repeat in Nashville.”

The Music City Auto Auction is a state of the art, 60 acre facility in Spring Hill, Tenn., with Sales Days every Tuesday at 3 p.m.  MCAA received the prestigious Ally Leadership Award in both 2015 and 2016.  This honor is ‘awarded to the Auction that surpasses all others in Performance’.  In 2016 MCAA sold more than 22,000 cars. >>READ MORE

January 10, 2017 - KSR Welcomes Austin Theriault
Concord, North Carolina (January 10, 2017) – Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. (KSR) is preparing for this week’s ARCA test at Daytona International Speedway.  The North Carolina-based team will run all 20 ARCA races in 2017 with driver Austin Theriault and crew chief Donnie Richeson.

Theriault, a native of Fort Kent, Maine, comes to the team with an ARCA victory (Michigan International Speedway, 2014) and a fifth-place finish (Pocono Raceway, 2015) to his credit.  In addition, Theriault has experience behind the wheel in NASCAR’s K & N East, Camping World Truck and the Xfinity Series.  Theriault’s experience in the NASCAR Xfinity Series includes two races in 2016 with Rick Ware Racing, when he competed at Texas Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway and a handful of races in 2014 with JR Motorsports (JRM), owned by Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Driving for Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) in the Camping World Truck Series, Theriault’s best finish was a fourth-place in 2015 at Daytona International Speedway, in his first truck series and superspeedway start.  Later in the 2015 season, Theriault had a major setback when he crashed at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and suffered two compressed vertebrae in his back.  After weeks of therapy, he returned to race at Homestead-Miami Speedway for BKR and finished 11th.

Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. will again campaign its #52 race cars for the upcoming ARCA season.  While primary sponsorship is not yet confirmed, long-time partner Federated Auto Parts will continue to support the team’s effort.  Cross Insurance Agency, based in Bangor, Maine will also lend its support.  Veteran crew Donnie Richeson, who has led KSR to numerous victories, with a variety of drivers during his 15-year tenure, will continue to oversee the team and call the races from the pit box. 

“We are looking forward to an exciting season with Austin.  He has proven to be a fierce competitor at every level of racing since his first mini stock race at the age of 13,” team owner Ken Schrader said.  “I see a great deal of potential for the 2017 season.  Austin has competed at a number of the tracks on the ARCA schedule and his previous success offers a great boost for our team.”

“It’s a huge opportunity for me to be able to run my first-ever full season at a national level with KSR,” said Austin Theriault.  “With the support of Kenny and Donnie, I believe we can challenge for wins race-to-race and be in contention for a championship. Returning to tracks such as Daytona, Iowa, and Michigan will allow me to build on my previous experiences.  Driving at historic places like Salem and DuQuoin for the first time will be fun.  Let’s go!”

October 17, 2016 - Kurzejewski and Ansell-Menards Team End ARCA Season on a Good Note
(Kansas City, Kansas – October 17, 2016)  Matt Kurzejewski and his Ansell-Menards team went into the final ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards event of 2016 with high hopes of ending the season on a good note.  The Kansas 150 marked the end of a 20-race season in which the team experienced a lot of ups and some downs.

Kurzejewski, the 25-year-old from Mansfield, Pennsylvania brought his Ansell-Menards Toyota home in the sixth position for the season finale.

Rain put a damper on the race day schedule at Kansas.  The ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards officials were forced to cancel the morning practice sessions and set the field by owner points.

“The KSR team brought a fast car here to Kansas, it has good balance and speed,” stated Kurzejewski after his lone practice.

Starting seventh in his Ansell-Menards Toyota, Kurzejewski found himself fighting a loose condition for the first part of the race, dropping him back to 10th position.  After the first round of pit stops at lap 42, Kurzejewski battled his way back into the mix.

“On the initial run we were just really loose,” Kurzejewski said.  “Donnie Richeson made some adjustments during our pit stop which helped a great deal.”

Following a caution with just over 35 laps remaining in the race, Kurzejewski got into a rhythm and used the final 30 laps of the season to drive from 10th to sixth position and end his season with a dozen top-10 finishes.

“Our car was a lot better on the long runs,” continued Kurzejewski.  “That long green flag at the end was key to our finish tonight.  This team has worked hard all year and I am happy we could end it with a solid run here in Kansas.  I am extremely grateful for everything Ken Schrader and the guys at Ken Schrader Racing have done for me this year.  It has been an honor to drive the Ansell-Menards Toyota this season.” 

With his sixth-place finish at Kansas, Kurzejewski solidly finished third in Driver Championship standings for the 2016 ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards

September 24, 2016 - Kurzejewski and Ansell-Menards Team Bring Home Top-5 at Kentucky
(Sparta, Kentucky – September 24, 2016)  Matt Kurzejewski and his Ansell-Menards team went into Kentucky Speedway with the goal of bringing home a solid top-5 performance after several weeks of bad luck, and they did just that.  The Ken Schrader Racing team found themselves in the fifth position when the checkered flag fell on a wild Crosley Brands 150.

Kurzejewski, the 25-year-old from Mansfield, Pennsylvania spent the lone practice session on Friday afternoon trying to get the hang of his new Ansell-Menards Toyota on the new pavement at Kentucky Speedway.

“The new pavement really made this track a one grove race track,” Kurzejewski stated.  “If you got out of the grove just slightly you slowed down a half of a second.”

Following his 14th place-qualifying run during Menards Pole Qualifying Presented by Ansell, Kurzejewski said, “I felt I had a good lap in qualifying, it felt fast but looking at the speed charts we needed a little more speed.”

The Crosley Brands 150 went green under the lights in front of a great crowd last Friday night.  Kurzejewski quickly settled into the top-10.  During the first round of pit stops the Ansell-Menards team put on four fresh General Tires and made some adjustments to help the Toyota turn better in the center of the corner.

“Our car seemed to handle decently on the short runs, the longer we would go it would develop a tight condition in the center of the corner,” continued Kurzejewski.

As the race unfolded, Kurzejewski found himself sitting inside the top-10 after missing several late race incidents.  A Green-White-Checkered allowed Kurzejewski a shot at a top-5 finish and the Ansell-Menards driver executed a great restart to finish fifth.

"We held on and stayed out of trouble," Kurzejewski said. “We were in the right places at the right times and were there at the end.  We leave here with third in points and hopefully can hang on to that for one more race.”

The next event for the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will be the season finale at Kansas Speedway, October 14.

September 12, 2016 - Kurzejewski Finishes Seventh at Salem
(Salem, Indiana – September 12, 2016) The Ansell-Menards team, along with driver Matt Kurzejewski, went into the Eddie Gilstrap Motors Fall Classic by Meadow View/Salem Crossing Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery 200 with expectations of bringing home a top-10 finish.  They did just that with a seventh place effort during the 100th running of this weekend’s ARCA race at Salem Speedway.

Kurzejewski, the 25-year-old from Mansfield, Pennsylvania placed 11th and sixth respectively during the two practice sessions on Saturday afternoon in preparation for the 200-lap feature under the lights.

“The racecar is very neutral,” stated Kurzejewski after practice.  “The car has great balance and hopefully we can bring home a decent finish.”

Menards Pole Qualifying Presented by Ansell was rained out and the field was set by combined practice speeds.  This put the No.52 Ansell-Menards Toyota starting in ninth position.

Once the green flag flew on the 100th edition of the ARCA 200, Kurzejewski continued to battle inside the top-10.  During cautions the team made adjustments to the car along with bolting on fresh General Tires.

With 30 laps remaining the Ansell-Menards team put on four fresh General Tires to give Kurzejewski a shot at a top-5 finish.  In the closing laps, he came up just short and finish seventh in only his second appearance on the high banks of Salem Speedway.

“The car was good, I was riding and trying to save my tires throughout the race similar to the spring race and the pace was just a little faster than I anticipated.  All and all a good day for our team and we have three more races to get to victory lane.”

Next up for Kurzejewski is the Scott 100, September 15 at Chicagoland Speedway.

September 7, 2016 - Overheating Issues Put Damper on Best Start of the Year for Kurzejewski
DuQuoin, Illinois – September 6, 2016  -- Matt Kurzejewski and his Ansell-Menards team went into the General Tire GRABBER 100 at the famed DuQuoin State Fairgrounds with high hopes. After starting from a season-best third position, Kurzejewski ran inside the top ten for the opening laps of the race before overheating issues put the No.52 several laps down. Kurzejewski finished in 13th place.

Kurzejewski, the 25-year-old from Mansfield, Pennsylvania placed sixth during the lone practice/qualifying session on Sunday afternoon.

“We have a really good racecar,” Kurzejewski said following practice.  “I feel like we have a solid shot at it tonight under the lights.”

Kurzejewski qualified third overall only .031 thousands of a second off the pole during Menards Pole Qualifying presented by Ansell.

The GRABBER 100 went green under the lights on Sunday night, for the first time ever in ARCA Racing history, at DuQuoin.  Within a few laps, Kurzejewski found himself running third and challenging for the second position.  Shortly after that, the Ansell-Menards driver noticed the water temperature rising rapidly and was forced to pit under green flag conditions to cool the motor down. <<MORE>>