Ken Schrader, a veteran of nearly 30 years in the NASCAR Cup series, has multiple cup victories to his name to go along with nearly 50 years of racing experience in almost every type of race car under the sun. These days Ken can be found racing his dirt modified frequently throughout the racing season across various parts of North America. Although Schrader prominently focuses his attention to his dirt racing program he still gets behind the wheel of asphalt race cars, and succeeds when doing so.
“In May we ran the little 500 sprint car race at Anderson Speedway in Indiana that was my last asphalt race, 500 laps is no small deal. We also run the late model a few times a year so I don’t think it is going to be much of an adjustment. Just the reopening of the track is going to be a lot of fun,” noted Schrader when asked about his last time driving an asphalt race. Schrader recorded a top 10 finish in the 33 car field at the Anderson, Indiana facility.
Jukasa Motor Speedway, formerly known as Cayuga Motor Speedway, is also known as 'Canada’s Crown Jewel.' The facility sat dormant for several years, but under new ownership and management the speedway has been reborn again. The speedway has seen an overhaul to the racing surface, pit area, lighting, and more. The facility has seen many big names come through the gates before but having Ken Schrader on hand for the tracks rebirth will be special.
“There have [been] so many Legends pass through these gates so anytime we have one come back it is very exciting and to have a fan favourite like Kenny return is special,” says Alex Nagy, Jukasa Motor Speedway general manager. Earlier in Schrader’s career he actually visited the speedway twice, running two separate events.