Seven Races In Eight Days For Schrader
TOLEDO, Ohio – With several interesting detours along the way – and some way, way out of the way – 59-year-old Ken Schrader is zeroing in on Lucas Oil Raceway for Friday’s SCOTT Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care.
The NASCAR and ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards veteran is coming into town a winner too, fresh off his most recent victory aboard his own Federated Auto Parts dirt modified.
“It started out Friday in Lamar, Colo. we got tore up, but we fixed it at the track before we left,” said Schrader, who took only one modified out on his western swing.
“We won at El Paso County Speedway (Calhan, Colo.) Saturday night, and ran fourth at Colby, Kan. last night.”
Time to head toward Indy? Not so fast.
“Tonight we run in Holley Oak, Colo.,” which means he’ll turn around and head back a few hundred miles west again, before he turns around and heads back east.
Not to worry…Schrader’s doing what he loves, and loves what he does. To put it another way, he’s as happy as two kids in a camper, which is closer to the truth. Schrader made his western pull with his son Sheldon, traveling around in their compact hauler.
“It’s been a lot of fun, we’ve had a great time,” Schrader added. He’s (Sheldon) been selling the (crap) out of our T-Shirts.
“After the races tonight, we’re going to haul off for St. Louis, get in a different camper and then cruise over to Eldora.”
OF course Schrader’s referring to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway, where he’ll be driving his own Federated Auto Parts truck.
After that, time to take a breath? Not a chance … not for Schrader, who will be climbing in Tony Stewart’s USAC Silver Crown Series car Thursday night at LOR. Schrader was the USAC Silver Crown champion in 1982, but said it’s been since, ”91 or ’92 since I raced a Silver Crown car; I’m sure it was Phoenix.’
“We tested it (Silver Crown car) the other day … don’t even remember the number that was on it, but I can tell you the test went well. It was good on the stop-watch too.”