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January 27, 2015 - Ken Schrader to Tackle the Dirt with a New Approach
Concord, N.C. (January 27, 2015) On the heels of a very successful 2014 campaign on dirt tracks across the United States in his Federated Auto Parts #9 Modified, Ken Schrader is preparing for an even bigger season in 2015. With determination to far exceed the accomplishments he attained a year ago, Schrader has also made some changes within his program to streamline the team’s efficiency.

“Last year we raced with four different sanctions, and it seemed like my team was constantly having to change our cars to meet the various specs,” said Schrader. “It’s really hard on my guys to be focusing on changing specs on the car, when they need to be using that time during the week to prepare the car and its components for the actual race. Plain and simple it just became aggravating to us all.”

As a result for 2015 Ken made the decision to expand his arsenal with more chassis options. In addition to his new Impressive Chassis he has also purchased a new GRT by Phillips and a Victory by Moyer Chassis.

“Impressive Chassis has just been incredible to me over the years, and I look forward to continuing my great relationship with them,” notes Schrader. “Now with adding the GRT by Phillips and Victory by Moyer Chassis to the fold, our team will have much more flexibility, when it comes to competing with the different sanctions.”

The team plans to utilize the Impressive Chassis and GRT by Phillips Chassis in USRA, UMP, and USCS competition, while putting the Victory by Moyer Chassis into IMCA competition.

Schrader concludes by saying, “I couldn’t be more excited about the potential that this season holds with all of these new racecars. Furthermore it will be awesome to be able to continue to work with the excellent folks at Impressive Chassis, and it will be a true honor to get to work hand-in-hand with racing legends like Joe Garrison, Terry Phillips, and Billy Moyer.”

Schrader Racing will lift the lid on their 2015 Dirt Modified campaign with nine nights of UMP Modified racing, spanning eleven days at two different tracks, February 7th-17th.  Action will include a pair of events at North Florida Speedway (Lake City, Florida) on February 7th-8th before traveling to Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on February 10th-17th.

November 19, 2014 - News & Notes from Schrader Racing, Inc.
Concord, N.C. (November 19, 2014) - Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. would like to thank everyone who donated to our annual PINK Campaign.  With everyone’s contributions we raised just at $6,000!  We very much appreciate the support from KSR friends and family!

With Christmas just around the corner, KSR, Inc. will be collecting toys and donations for TOYS FOR TOTS.  Please visit the KSR Facebook page to see how you can help make a difference in a child’s life this holiday season!  The Concord, North Carolina shop is serving as a drop-off location for TOYS FOR TOTS. We are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will be collecting toys from Nov. 19 – Dec. 10.

Happy Thanksgiving! The KSR NC shop will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 30.  We will re-open on Monday, December 1.

Finally, the KSR ARCA team will be testing in Daytona in December, and the crew is working on preparing race cars right now!

September 26, 2014 - Federated Racing Team Goes Pink in October
Stauton, VA (September 26, 2014) - Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up again this year in the battle against breast cancer. In its annual PINK campaign, the team is selling pink ribbons that will be placed on the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts car driven by Matt Tifft in the Oct. 3 ARCA race at Kansas Speedway. Now in its fourth year, the ribbon campaign will benefit the Breast Health Center at CMC Northeast in Concord, N.C.

“When Ann Schrader first called us about the PINK campaign, we knew this was a worthy cause that our members would support,” said J.R. Bishop, motorsports and event marketing director for Federated. “Now, for four straight years, we have gone all out with special PINK car wraps and PINK racing merchandise to raise funds for CMC Northeast. Ken and the entire Federated team are extremely visible in the racing community and we believe that through the PINK campaign, we will continue to raise awareness.”

Ken Schrader Racing and Federated Auto Parts fans can purchase a PINK ribbon ($10 each) by visiting http://givenortheastfoundation.org/donate. Just follow the prompts and in the designation section, select Ken Schrader Racing. The name of the donator’s choice will be placed on a PINK ribbon that with be displayed on the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts ARCA car on Oct. 3.

“I’m very proud to be running a PINK Federated car in the ARCA race,” said Tifft. “When I learned the significance behind the PINK ribbons on the car, it became clear that the Schrader team and Federated Auto Parts are truly dedicated to the fight against breast cancer. I know my family, fans and friends will all get behind the Federated team’s PINK fundraising efforts in October.”

In addition to the PINK ribbon campaign, Schrader Racing will offer a variety of merchandise via “Annie’s Attic” on the Ken Schrader Racing Facebook page to raise funds for the PINK campaign. “Annie’s Attic” was created by Ken’s wife, Ann, as a way to fundraise for charities and friends in need, including their dear friend Lisa Meloni, who lost her battle with cancer in September 2011. Meloni worked within the motorsports community and had may friends in racing, who continue the battle against cancer in her memory.

About Federated
Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America.  Federated is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced counterpeople who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology.  For more information, visit www.federatedautoparts.com.

September 16, 2014 - Ken Schrader Racing Fall 2014 Update
1Concord, N.C. (September 16, 2014) -The fall season will see Ken in the Midwest as he races at three Indiana tracks in September and then heads to Kansas in early October.  Meanwhile, on the ARCA circuit, Matt Tifft will compete at Kentucky Speedway on Sept. 19 and Kansas Speedway on October 3 in the #52 Federated Auto Parts entry.   Tifft will test at both tracks.

Schrader’s fall calendar is sprinkled with charity events, Federated Auto Parts appearances and the AAPEX Show in Las Vegas.

On Saturday October 18, the KSR, Inc. shop in North Carolina will host a car show along with the Harrisburg Cruisers.  Proceeds from the event, the Dennis Peskir Memorial Car Show, will benefit The Wounded Warrior Fund.

As we wind done the 2014 racing season, we’re  thankful for a productive season and lots of action on the track!

September 1, 2014 - Ken Schrader Romps to DuQuoin Modified Win
1Concord, N.C. (September 1, 2014) - Ken Schrader was a busy man on Monday as he competed in both his #52 Federated Auto Parts entry in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Mendards event and his #9 Federated Auto Parts Modified at DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in the 61st Southern Illinois 100.

In the UMP Modified class Schrader stormed to the victory! In ARCA presented by Menards competition Ken started third on the grid before registering a sixth place finish in the 100 lap affair.