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March 29, 2018 - Teams Testing at Nashville
1NASHVILLE (March 29, 2018) -- It's only a test; but it may look more like a race. Several ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards teams are planning to test Friday (March 30) at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville in preparation for the Music City 200 coming to the famed ole short track Saturday, April 7.

At least six ARCA teams are on their way to Nashville for testing, including Venturini Motorsports, Mason Mitchell Motorsports, Win-Tron Racing, Empire Racing, Ken Schrader Racing and Chad Bryant Racing.

Win-Tron Racing will be testing with veteran Gus Dean driving while defending ARCA championship team Ken Schrader Racing is testing with rookie Brandon Grosso. Grosso, who announced a full season with Schrader Racing, was unable to compete in the Daytona opener because of his age. However, the Belle Mead, N.J. driver turns 18 Friday (day of the test), which makes him eligible to compete on all superspeedways going forward. Grosso is planning to make his superspeedway debut in the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway April 27. >>READ MORE

March 26, 2018 - Brandon Grosso Featured in ARCA Interview
The pilot of the #52 Ken Schrader Racing ARCA racecar was recently featured in a video interview, where he talked about his upcoming rookie season.

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February 23, 2018 - Brandon Grosso Eager to Get Rolling with KSR
1 TOLEDO, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2018) -- Seventeen-year-old Brandon Grosso will soon be graduating from Montgomery High School with his well-earned diploma. However, the New Jersey native won't be around for the ceremony in June because he'll be strapped into the No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing ARCA car at Gateway Motorsports Park.

His high school buddies are used to Grosso's routine. In fact, Grosso is a regular among the dirt modified ranks throughout the northeast and is gone most weekends during race season. He won a big modified race at New Egypt Speedway last year.

"I have a lot of friends who actually come to the races," said Grosso. "They'll sleep over at the house and head down to the track the next day. If they're not at the track, they follow me on Facebook and my Instagram page. We should have won at Bridgeport (Speedway) the week before New Egypt. I was leading the race with six laps to go and got a flat tire."

Grosso has already announced that he'd be competing on the full ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards tour in 2018 in the 52 car. Fortunately, he turns 18 on March 30, which will clear him to race at all the big tracks. It also prevented him from competing in the season-opener at Daytona; however, he did get the opportunity to participate in the mid-January open test. Grosso, in order to procure points for entering and competing at Daytona, was permitted by ARCA officials to make a lap in practice Thursday before the race. >>READ MORE

February 8, 2018 - Rodgers Prepped for Daytona ARCA Series Debut
1CONCORD, N.C. (February 7, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K & N Pro Series winner is prepped and ready to drive for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) in the ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Racing Series opening event this Saturday, February 10 in the Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida. Ken Schrader Racing is the defending ARCA Racing Series Championship team and will field two race cars in 2018.

Rodgers, born in Maui, Hawaii in 1994, tested last month at Daytona International Speedway in a No. 52 KSR Ford, and learned about the 2.5-mile historic superspeedway from team owner Kenny Schrader, crew chief Donnie Richeson and defending Champion Austin Theriault. >>READ MORE

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January 15, 2018 - Will Rodgers Strong in Daytona Test
1 CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 15, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series winner, will drive for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in select races in 2018, starting with the Feb. 10 Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona Int'l Speedway. KSR, the defending national championship team, has plans to field two cars this year.

Rodgers, in the No. 52 KSR-Drydene Performance Products Ford, was also impressive in open testing over the weekend at Daytona, coming in seventh fastest overall among 62 drivers who posted time and speed. Rodgers, born in Maui, Hawaii in 1994, took his first laps at the historic superspeedway in preparation for the race.

"First of all, it was a unique experience," said Rodgers. "I had never been on a track more than a mile long…that was an oval anyway. It was a little more demanding than I thought. You have to put a little bit more wheel on it to keep it where you want."

Rodgers also said that he was glad he had the chance to test ahead of the race.

"If I hadn't had those test days, it would not have helped my case for the race. I found out the cars move around a bit…you had to pay attention to manipulate the car as to not get in a bad spot. It was very helpful to learn what the car feels like in a large pack. It was kind of like getting thrown to the wolves. I'm sure glad I got the chance to test." >>READ MORE

January 12, 2018 - Will Rodgers to Race for KSR in 2018
1 CONCORD, N.C. (January 12, 2018) – Will Rodgers, a two-time NASCAR K & N Pro Series winner will drive for Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) in the 2018 ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) Racing Series in select races starting with the February 10 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida. Ken Schrader Racing is the defending ARCA Racing Series Championship team and will field two race cars in 2018.

The multiple race sponsorship is the first for Drydene Performance Products in stock car racing, commencing with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway. 

“I, along with everyone at Drydene Performance Products, am honored and extremely excited to team with an incredible young driver like Will Rodgers, and industry icon Ken Schrader. Will and Ken embolden all the values and performance that Drydene represents. I couldn’t think of two better partners, or a better venue than Daytona, to launch our brand on a national scale,” said Dave Klinger, president of Drydene Performance Products. “I think Drydene, Will Rodgers and KSR will be a winning formula. We are hoping to see our team in victory lane,” Klinger continued enthusiastically. >>READ MORE

January 10, 2018 - Rookie Brandon Grosso Team with KSR for 2018
1CONCORD, N.C. (Jan. 10, 2018) -- Rising young star Brandon Grosso is teaming up with Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) for the full 2018 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season, beginning at Daytona Int'l Speedway. Grosso will be driving the No. 52 KSR Ford, the ride recently occupied by 2017 ARCA national champion Austin Theriault.

“Timing is everything,” said Grosso. “To be able to make my first ARCA Racing Series start with Ken Schrader Racing and then be able to race with them full-time is an amazing opportunity. I'm looking forward to working with Donnie (Richeson/crew chief) and the team, and especially excited knowing that Kenny will be available to provide advice and direction is a high confidence booster for me. I realize I have a very big seat to fill and I'm up for the challenge. There are so many people that have helped me get to this point, especially my family, and I do not want to let them or the Ken Schrader Racing team down.”

The "very big seat to fill" is a reference to Theriault, who took the series by storm last year, winning seven races en route to the national championship. >>READ MORE

January 9, 2018 - Ken Schrader Inducted into Ozarks Area Racers Hall of Fame
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December 5, 2017 - Ken Schrader headed to Ozarks Area Racers Hall of Fame in January
1WHEATLAND, Missouri (December 5, 2017) - Ken Schrader has been driving race cars for nearly 50 years and he has no plans on slowing down soon. The St. Louis native entered 65 dirt-track events in 2017, including two nights of the Spring Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. (Kenny Shaw pic)

"I'm sure we'll hit that spring-time show at Wheatland again next year," the 62-year-old Schrader said, looking ahead to another busy driving schedule in his Modified for 2018.

Long known as one of the busiest drivers in the country, including his three-decade career as a NASCAR regular, Schrader also co-owns several dirt tracks and a championship Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) team.

Proud of his Midwestern racing roots, Schrader said he's humbled to be part of the 10-person induction class for the Ozarks Area Racers Foundation Hall of Fame on Jan. 6. Former NASCAR driver and fellow Missourian Carl Edwards along with St. Louis' Mike Mittler are among those joining Schrader as honorees at the event, at the Ozarks Empire Fairgrounds E-Plex in Springfield. >>READ MORE

November 8, 2017 - Get the Newest Ken Schrader Gear
1Get the newest gear and apparel from Ken Schrader Racing!

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