KENNY WALLACE 100 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18!
Striving to provide the best in short-track entertainment, Baer Field Speedway is proud to welcome KENNY WALLACE on Wednesday, June 18, 2014!
Wallace, a nine-time NASCAR Busch Series winner and 1989 “Rookie of the Year”; 1986 ASA “Rookie of the Year”; 2005 Eldora Speedway Prelude to the Dream Winner; three-time Busch Series “Most Popular Driver” Award winner; and on-air personality for FOX Sports 1 on NASCAR RaceDay and NASCAR Victory Lane will be on-hand to serve as Grand Marshall for the “KENNY WALLACE 100“; meet and interact with fans; and compete in the racing program on the famed Baer Field Speedway half-mile.
The inaugural running of the “KENNY WALLACE 100″ will feature Outlaw Super Late Models going 100-laps around the famed half-mile and will pay $10,000 to the winner.
“After last years successful event, we wanted to make things bigger and better this year,” said promoter Jon Raney. “The fans said they wanted more than one show, so the question became, what else could we do? We decided to take another page from the past and bring in a nationally-known driver. And who better to bring in, than one of the most popular characters in NASCAR and someone who’s no stranger to Baer Field…KENNY WALLACE!”
In 1978, at the beginning of his Hall of Fame career, older brother Rusty was a regular visitor to Baer Field and won a number of high-profile races with Kenny as a member of his crew.
The “KENNY WALLACE 100″ will be the first of two, $10,000 to-win shows for the fastest short-track stock cars in the world. The Outlaws will return a month later, on July 16, for the “THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL 100.”
Last July, a packed house saw the long-anticipated return of the OUTLAW Super Late Models in the running of the “Three Rivers Festival 100”! The race was an absolute thriller as a star-studded 26-car field took the green. While an intense battle raged up front, second-fast qualifier BRIAN ROSS worked his way through a deep inversion to take the lead and pull away. Although a late yellow tightened the field. Ross was able to pull away on the restart to take the win for car-owner Bobby Blount and collect a Speedway record $10,000 first prize!
Run under the rules similar to the Ohio-based Main Event Racing Series, the Outlaw Super Lates will compete on the Speedway half-mile on Hoosier-brand slick tires at speeds well over 140 m.p.h!