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June 10, 2015 - Ross Kenseth Set for ARCA Debut at Michigan
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 10, 2015) – Ross Kenseth makes his first ARCA Racing Series start of 2015 on Friday, June 12, at Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in the Corrigan Oil 200, driving the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts car for Ken Schrader Racing with sponsorship support from Boyne Machine Company of Jenison, Mich. and Berlin (Mich.) Raceway.

Friday marks Kenseth’s third career ARCA start after debuting with Ken Schrader Racing at Madison, Wis. in 2013, where he won the pole and led 51 laps before finishing sixth. His second start was in the 2014 ARCA finale at Kansas Speedway, where he started 11th and finished third, winning rookie of the race in the process. 

The Kenseths are certainly no strangers to success at the 2-mile Brooklyn, Mich. oval, where Kenseth’s father, Matt, has 12 top-five finishes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, including two victories.  Still, the younger Kenseth expects a bit of a learning curve.

“I’d say the biggest challenge will be getting used to the speed there as it’s probably one of the faster tracks (ARCA) goes to,” said Kenseth. “Racing there is pretty wide. I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun on restarts, and that track seems to be pretty good for passing. I had a good time working with Schrader Racing a couple of years ago at Madison and I’m looking forward to being back with them. I’m just thankful for Kenny Schrader, Federated Auto Parts, Mike Blackmer and Boyne Machine for giving me the opportunity.”<<MORE>>

April 17, 2015 - Lone Star Speedway Ken Schrader Night Postponed by Rain
Kilgore TX (4/17/15) by DarinShort.com. Tumultuous spring weather is forcing LoneStar Speedway's (LSS) highly anticipated showdown between NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader taking on the Texas Outlaw Modified Series (TOMS) on Saturday April 18th to be postponed.

Kenny Schrader will take on the stout field of LSS Modified drivers in the Sunday, May 10th Mother's Day Spectacular, which also features the $1,300 to win 'For the Love of Alex, Stop Texting and Driving' event for Limited Modifieds. Again, Kenny will be racing in the Modified division, and the pre-race "Party with Ken" VIP passes will be held from 4pm-4:45pm. Details are at www.darinshort.com/ken.html and the event flyer for May 10 will be released very soon (it was ready, but it needs to be adjusted due to this addition)

March 12, 2015 - Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Announce '15 Schedule
Concord, N.C. (March 12, 2015) – Federated Auto Parts and Ken Schrader Racing have teamed up for 2015.  This season marks the 16th year that Federated Auto Parts has served as the primary sponsor for Schrader’s dirt and ARCA cars.  Schrader will continue to compete in both his dirt modified and in select ARCA races throughout the season.

“We are looking forward to another exciting season as the sponsor of Kenny and his racing teams,” said J.R. Bishop, director of motorsports and event marketing for Federated. “Kenny has become synonymous with Federated. He is very popular with our members and their customers, and he does a tremendous job representing Federated across the country, whether at the Federated 400, an ARCA race or a local dirt track event.”

Schrader will handle driving duties for his team in seven ARCA races, including two title-sponsorship races at the Salem (Ind.) Speedway, the Federated Auto Parts ARCA 200 on April 26 and the Federated Car Care ARCA Fall Classic on Sept. 19. He will also drive at Toledo Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Lucas Oil Raceway, Illinois State Fairgrounds and DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

In addition, the team’s drivers will include Matt Tifft, Clay Campbell, and Ross Kenseth. Tifft, an Ohio native who attends the University of North Carolina At Charlotte, will be making his return to KSR, Inc. at the March 14 ARCA race at Mobile (Ala.) International Speedway. Tifft will also drive the Federated entry in ARCA competition at the Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Pocono Raceway, Iowa Speedway, Berlin Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, and Kansas Speedway.

“We are pleased with Matt’s return to the Federated car,” said team owner Ken Schrader.  “He is a talented young driver and has proven race after race that he has what it takes to run up front and make key decisions while behind the wheel.”

1“I am excited to be back in the Federated car this season,” Tifft said.  “Last year, I learned a great deal about the tracks we visited and I’m looking forward to returning to those places with the Schrader team to capitalize on that knowledge. We had a number of great finishes in 2014 and I hope to better those this year!”

Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell is scheduled to race with Ken Schrader Racing, Inc. in the #52 Federated Chevy at Talladega Superspeedway on May 1.  Campbell is making his second appearance at Talladega for the Federated team.

“I’m really looking forward to going to Talladega. We had a really strong car there last year but weren’t around at the end to show it,” Campbell said.  “Obviously we are excited to be going with the same car we had a Daytona which was really fast but again, we had issues that kept us from being there at the end. I can think of nothing better than for our Federated Auto Parts Team to go to victory lane at Talladega!”

Ross Kenseth will drive at Michigan International Speedway and Chicagoland Speedway for the team.  In 2013, Kenseth made his ARCA debut in a Ken Schrader Racing car at Madison (Wis.) International Speedway, winning the pole and leading 51 laps before finishing sixth.

“With the drivers we have on board for this season, it looks as though we will have some exciting finishes and experience some great racing within the ARCA ranks,” Schrader said. “I’m looking forward to working with Matt, Clay, and Ross.”

Federated will also sponsor Schrader in more than 50 dirt track races in the coming season and will host hospitality events for its members and customers at several of these races.
“Our dirt track sponsorship of Schrader Racing continues to grow each year,” said Bishop. “Kenny has a great time interacting with our members and customers at the track and his enthusiasm is contagious. Our guests really enjoy spending time with him and cheering him on as he competes in the Federated car.”

2015 KSR ARCA Schedule 

DATE                          TRACK                                               LOCATION 
2/14                             Daytona Int’l Speedway                      Daytona Beach, FL
3/14                             Mobile Int’l Speedway                         Mobile, AL
4/11                             Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville       Nashville, TN
4/26                             Salem Speedway                               Salem, IN
5/1                               Talladega Superspeedway                 Talladega, AL
5/17                             Toledo Speedway                               Toledo, OH
5/24                             NJ Motorsports Park                          Millville, NJ
6/6                               Pocono Raceway                               Long Pond, PA
6/12                             Michigan Int’l Speedway                     Brooklyn, MI
6/20                             Chicagoland Speedway                      Joliet, IL
6/28                             Winchester Speedway                        Winchester, IN
7/17                             Iowa Speedway                                  Newton, IA
7/24                             Lucas Oil Raceway                            Brownsburg, IN
8/1                               Pocono Raceway                               Long Pond, PA
8/8                               Berlin Raceway                                  Marne, MI
8/23                             Illinois State Fairgrounds                     Springfield, IL
9/7                               DuQuoin State Fairgrounds                DuQuoin, IL
9/19                             Salem Speedway                               Salem, IN
9/25                             Kentucky Speedway                          Sparta, KY
10/16                           Kansas Speedway                              Kansas City, KS

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.