Travis Pastrana to join Kyle Busch in the Rowdy 251
-4th annual Rowdy 251 looks to be a history making event-
5/26/2012, Marne, MI – Berlin Raceway announced today that NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, Rally Racer, Worldwide X-Games, Supercross, and Motocross stunt performer Travis Pastrana is up for the challenge to compete at the famed 7/16 mile track in the Rowdy 251 on June 19.
Pastrana, 28, will join NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch in the 4th annual event and will pilot the #99 car out the KBR Development stables as a teammate to local racing star Brian Campbell.
From a young age, Pastrana has always had at least two wheels under him. He began his career at the 1999 X-Games at the age of 15 where he won the first ever MotoX Freestyle event. Since then, he has accrued 11 X-Games gold medals and has also competed in AMA Supercross, AMA Motocross and Rally Racing. Pastrana made the jump to NASCAR in 2010 when he partnered with Michael Waltrip to create Pastrana-Waltrip Racing. He was set to debut in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2001, but that was pushed back due to injury. In 2012, he was finally able to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Richmond International Raceway and plans to race at least seven more times in that series.
While this is the fourth year that the Rowdy race has been held at Berlin Raceway, it has only featured two different winners in the last three events. Campbell won the event in 2009 and Kyle Busch has won the previous two. Pastrana will throw his hat in to the ring to challenge Busch, Campbell and many more that are already pre-entered. Among other early entries are Ross Kenseth, Chase Elliott, Erik Jones, Johnny VanDoorn, Daniel Hemric, Boris Jurkovic and Ben Kennedy, along with a host of local starts such as Terry VanHaitsma, Chris Anthony, Tim DeVos and Tom Thomas.
The Rowdy 251 will take place on Tuesday, June 19. In addition to the Template Late Models sanctioned by the ARCA CRA Super Series, the Top Speed Fabrication Modifieds will also be in action. Tickets for the Rowdy 251 are $22 for adults while kids 11 and under get in for free; racing starts at 7:00 p.m.
There will also be a pre-race autograph session. More information about the event and ticket sales are available at www.berlinraceway.com.
Sponsorship Opportunities are available for Travis Pastrana and Kyle Busch as well as title sponsorship of the Rowdy 251, June 19th. We can tailor any package to your particular needs. For more information please call 616-677-5000.