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Kenseth makes dirt racing debut Saturday at Chilton Speedway

September 26, 2013
Kenseth makes dirt racing debut Saturday at Chilton Speedway

Chilton, Wisconsin (Sept. 26, 2013) – Chilton Speedway is excited to announce Ross Kenseth will be racing in the 2013 Chilton Fall Invitational on September 27 and 28 at the Chilton Speedway.

Kenseth will be competing on dirt for the first in his career in the No. 89 Brad Mueller Racing Enterprises Pontiac Dirt Late Model. Kenseth, a native of Little Chute, Wisconsin, currently resides in Clemson, South Carolina, and races across the country in many different touring series, in the No. 25 Blain’s Farm & Fleet Super Late Model Toyota for Generation 3 Motorsports. Kenseth was recently picked by Sporting News as a Top-10 Sprint Cup Series Prospect and competes primarily in the ARCA Midwest Series and ARCA CRA Series.

As a third-generation driver, Kenseth grew up watching his dad, Matt, race across Wisconsin, before becoming the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion. The younger Kenseth has also built an impressive resume, winning some of the most prestigious Super Late Model races across the country including the 2012 All-American 400 in Nashville, Tenn., the Winchester (Ind.) 400 and the 2012 Redbud 300 in Anderson, Ind.

After watching the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Eldora Speedway in July, Kenseth says, “I am even more excited to try my hand at dirt racing.” Kenseth added “I’ve really wanted to try a dirt track for the past four or five years and when Brad (Mueller) approached me with this opportunity didn’t have to think twice. I have wide open expectations for how the race will go, but I’m excited to give it a shot and have some fun.”

Kenseth added. Kenseth will be piloting a WILD Inc. chassis sponsored by Ellison Technologies and RaceTeamGear.com. The car, normally driven by Mueller, currently leads the point standings at Plymouth Dirt Track Racing in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The car is a proven winner that will be very capable of allowing Kenseth to compete for the win.

Dirt Late Models in general are quite a departure from the asphalt Late Models as the set up and engineering of the cars are radically different. Kenesth’s ride for the event will also boast over 300 horsepower more than his asphalt Late Model and weigh in about 400 pounds lighter.

The Late Model race will sanctioned by the Wisconsin Dirt Late Model Association ( W.D.L.M.A.). The W.D.L.M.A. Touring Series races at six different tracks in Wisconsin and has weekly racing at the Eastern Wisconsin Stock Cars in Manitowoc and at Plymouth Dirt Track Racing in Plymouth. The 2013 Chilton Fall Invitational is the final event of the nine-race touring schedule. The W.D.L.M.A. is widely regarded as one of the premier dirt racing series in the upper Midwest.

The 2013 Chilton Fall Invitational kicks off on Friday, September 27 with heat races and the first of two Late Model features Kenseth will race in. Racing action continues on Saturday, September 28 with features for all divisions and Kenseth’s second opportunity to bring home victory. The Chilton Fall Invitational consistently draws car counts in excess of 300 with racing in 8 different divisions.

Advanced tickets are on sale and available for purchase at Mueller Sales and Service in Random Lake. Tickets will also be available at the gate at Chilton Speedway. Tickets for Friday are $15 and $20 for Saturday. Two day tickets are $30 and free admission for kids under 10. Camping is also available onsite. For complete ticketing information on tickets please email info@chiltonspeedway.com.