Hunter Baize Set to Make ARCA Racing Series Debut with Ken Schrader RacingCRA_admin
Bremen, Kentucky Teenager Racing at Berlin Raceway August 8th
Concord, North Carolina (Tuesday, August 4, 2015): Hunter Baize is set to make his ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards debut this coming weekend. Seventeen-year-old Hunter Baize will drive the No. 52 Federated Auto Parts Chevrolet for Ken Schrader Racing in the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan on August 8, 2015, when ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards makes its annual stop at the track.
The race will be a 200-lap event and feature the stars of the ARCA Racing Series. Baize is currently second in the ARCA/CRA Super Series Super Late Model overall points standings. He scored his first career Super Late Model victory in only his fifth career start at Illiana Motor Speedway (Ind.) on Memorial Day.
The Bremen, Kentucky native Baize has been racing since the age of seven. Most recently he has been competing in the Late Model ranks around the Midwest. In 2014, he finished fifth in JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet points, scoring a win at Columbus Motor Speedway (Ohio) that same season.
“I’m beyond excited about making my ARCA debut at Berlin Raceway (Mich.) in the Federated Auto Parts 200,” Baize said. “I’m also extremely thankful for the opportunity to make my debut with an extremely competitive team like Ken Schrader Racing. I hope that with their help, we can be competitive in the Federated Auto Parts 200. ”
Baize is no stranger to success at Berlin Raceway (Mich.). He won the fast time award for Berlin 100 with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet in 2014. He made a trip to the track on May 16, scoring a 9th-place finish and was running top-five in the Battle at Berlin 251 in June before he was collected in an on-track incident.
“We’re really pleased to have Hunter driving for our Federated (Auto Parts) team at Berlin Raceway (Mich.),” Ken Schrader said. “He’s a sharp young man and I believe he has the skill and dedication required for ARCA competition.”
Along with primary sponsorship from Federated Auto Parts, the No. 52 car will carry sponsorship from the United States Playing Card Company and its Bicycle brand, along with Mountaineer All-Natural Firewood. The United States Playing Card Company will offer fans a chance to take home Hunter Baize, and Ken Schrader customized Bicycle Playing Cards card decks.
“The United States Playing Card Company with our Bicycle Brand is pleased to be a part of the first ARCA start for Hunter Baize with Ken Schrader Racing,” said Bill Schildman, direct of sales for US Playing Cards. “Hunter has shown the talent to be a consistent winner, Ken Schrader Racing is a quality team and with the Sponsorship of Federated Auto Parts, it allows our Bicycle Playing Card Brand to participate as a marketing partner for the event.”
About Hunter Baize
Long before Hunter Baize could legally drive on the roads of Bremen, Kentucky, he was driving on the race track, competing against some of the best drivers in the Midwest. Baize began his career racing go-karts before moving up to Baby Grand Stock Cars in 2011. The last few seasons, he has raced Late Models. To date, he has two wins in Champion Racing Association competition and is currently having the best season of his career.
For more information about Baize, please visit his website at, www.HunterBaize.com, “like” him on Facebook by searching “Hunter Baize”, and follow him on Twitter, @baize13.
About Ken Schrader Racing
Ken Schrader Racing located in Concord, North Carolina is a full-time race team owned by NASCAR Legend Ken Schrader. Schrader has four career NASCAR Sprint Cup victories. Along with his NASCAR success, Schrader has achieved success on both asphalt and dirt and still today races over 70 dirt events a season. For more information, please visit its website at www.SchraderRacing.com.
About Federated Auto Parts
Ken Schrader Racing and Federated Auto Parts have been partners for over sixteen seasons. Federated Auto Parts, headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in North America. The company is dedicated to supporting its customers with quality name brand parts, programs designed to grow their businesses, and experienced counter people who are knowledgeable in today’s evolving automotive technology. For more information, visit its website at www.FederatedAutoParts.com.
About United States Playing Card Company
The United States Playing Card Company, established in 1867, produces and distributes many brands of playing cards, including Bicycle, Bee, Hoyle, Kem, and others, plus novelty and custom cards, and other playing card accessories such as poker chips. The company was once based in Cincinnati, Ohio but is now headquartered in the Cincinnati suburb of Erlanger, Kentucky. It has been a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation since 2004. For more information, visit its website at www.USPlayingCard.com.