Future Of Racing On Display In Memphis
SALEM, Ind. – The future of racing will be in front of Memphis area race fans when legendary names like Kenseth and Wallace are part of the Racing’s Back! Memphis 250 at Memphis Int’l Raceway this Sunday.
Second Generation drivers Ross Kenseth and Steven Wallace headline a growing list of quality drivers entered as part of the three-quarter-mile oval’s return to racing. The Champion Racing Ass’n will host two 125 lap races – one each for the Super Late Models of the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Pro/Crate Late Models of the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour.
Ross Kenseth, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, who has scored victories in some of short track racing’s biggest events. In 2012 he claimed victories in the Winchester 400, the All American 400 and Redbud 300, an amazing accomplishment to say the least.
For part time NASCAR Nationwide and Truck Series driver, Steven Wallace, son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace, the Memphis event marks the first time he has have ever competed in the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour late models. Steven is on the short list of active drivers who can lay claim to Short Track racing’s biggest prize when he won the 37th Annual Snowball Derby for super late models.
Besides Kenseth and Wallace, many other top drivers in late model competition are committed to racing in this very special event in Memphis. This list includes Eddie Hoffman, winner of three prestigious late model championship and multiple big wins in major events. Hoffman will be doing double duty this weekend, and is chasing victories at a track he feels owes him one.
Michigan hot shoe Brian Campbell is also on the entry list. Campbell is a former ASA champion, and has won the prestigious “Rowdy 251,” defeating the event’s namesake, Kyle “Rowdy” Busch.
Tennessee will be well represented by Willie Allen, who has won two straight limited late model and two strait Pro Late Model events at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville. Allen will also do double duty in this weekend’s feature events.
Nathan Haseleu is making the trek to Memphis as well. The Wisconsin driver is a former Truck Series driver for Jack Roush, and is fresh off claiming the “OctoberFest” title earlier this month in ARCA Midwest Tour completion.
Another driver doing double duty at Memphis will be Anderson Bowen. He has raced in multiple series this season, including starts in the ARCA Racing Series and the NASCAR K & N Series, where he won the pole in his first ever start in Iowa. Bowen laid claim to his first CRA victory last October at Watermelon Capital Speedway.
Others on the two entry lists are Corey Deuser, Jeff Fultz, Derrick Griffin, T.J. Reaid, Colt James, Mark Gibson, Andrew Morrisey and Robert Maynor.