NASCAR Sprint Cup Superstar Kasey Kahne to take part in Battle at Berlin festivities
Marne, MI – Berlin Raceway is excited to announce that NASCAR Star Kasey Kahne will be the official Grand Marshall of the Battle at Berlin 251 on Saturday, June 15. In addition to being a part of the pre-race festivities, Kahne will also be signing autographs and holding private meet and greets with fans.
Kahne began his racing career in open wheel sprint cars in his home state of Washington before moving on to run USAC and the World of Outlaws. He made his debut Sprint Cup debut in 2003, replacing Bill Elliott in the famed #9 machine. Kahne currently drives the #5 car for Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and has amassed 15 wins during his career with the most recent coming in Bristol this spring.
The star-studded entry list was released last week and not only is the Battle at Berlin going to feature the biggest stars in short track auto racing but it is also going to feature a $100,000 total purse, one of the largest in pavement super late model racing. The winners share is $15,000 and it pays $1,500 to start the 251 lap main event.
There is also a possible bonus attached to it being the first race of the $100,000 ARCA / CRA Super Series Triple Crown that also features the Redbud 300 and the Winchester 400 both later in the year. Any driver to win all three events will collect a $100,000 bonus that is virtually unheard of in short track auto racing. On top of that, race officials are offering a $5,000 bonus to any driver that can win the 100 lap JEGS All Stars Tour race, on Friday, June 14 and the Battle at Berlin 251, on Saturday, June 15 together.
Friday, June 14 will feature the CRA JEGS All Stars Tour along with the Port City Racecars Outlaw Late Models and Engine Pro Super Stocks. Fans will also get a glimpse of the cars racing in the Battle at Berlin when they roll out for a quick practice session. Tickets for Friday are $15 for adults 18+, $9 for students 12-17, $5 for kids 8-11 and children 7 and under are free. Friday will also feature $1 beer and $1 hot dogs! Racing starts at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 15 is the Battle at Berlin 251 with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the Enterprise Iron & Metal Sportsman. Tickets are $25 for adults 18+, $15 for students 12-17, $5 for kids 8-11 and children 7 and under are free; racing starts at 7:00 p.m. Two day ticket packages are available for the Battle at Berlin. Adults 18+ are $30, students 12-17 are $17, kids 8-11 are $8 and children 7 and under are free.
Pre-sale general admission tickets for the 1st annual Battle at Berlin are now on sale online at www.berlinraceway.com or by calling the Berlin Raceway ticket office at 616-677-5000.
Camping is available on site all season long as well as the Battle at Berlin race weekend. There are limited spaces for electrical and water so act fast as camping spots are first come, first served.
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