Kenny Wallace & Ken Schrader to Race CRA Street Stocks at Nashville’s All American 400Scott Menlen
Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock Series Race Saturday, October 30th – All American 400 Sunday, October 31st
Nashville, TN (Friday, September 24, 2021) – Two icons in short-track racing return to America’s Favorite Short Track on the Saturday of the 37th Running of the US Tank All American 400 Race Weekend at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Kenny Wallace of St. Louis, Missouri and Ken Schrader of Fenton, Missouri are known for their legendary careers in short-track and national racing. The pair of veterans will take a fall trip, to Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, October 30th, to compete with the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock Series on the eve of the famed All American 400.
Kenny Wallace announced on his social media that he is thrilled to be ‘headed back to his old stomping grounds’. Wallace has competed in several marquee events at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway (NFS) in past years, including four NASCAR Xfinity series races, bosting a podium finish in 1989 and a fourth-place result in 1995. Wallace has also competed in the US Tank All American 400 in Memory of Jillian Brown in 1986, ’87, ’88, ’89, and 1995. Wallace’s best finish was a pair of 7th place scores in ’87 and ’88. Kenny has 21 years of experience in the NASCAR Cup Series and since his retirement in 2013, he has been a figure a short track racing across American, competing at dirt and pavement races every weekend.
Ken Schrader is one of the most well-known NASCAR Cup Series driver, even after his retirement, also in 2013. Schrader has 29 years of experience in the Cup Series and had competed at the last NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, the 1984 Pepsi 420, where he placed 19th. Schrader has also competed in the US Tank All American 400 in Memory of Jillian brown in 1991 and 1992, scoring a top 10 in ’91. Unlike Kenny Wallace, Ken Schrader has competed in a Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock once before. His start came quite recently, April 25th of this year, at the high banks of Salem Speedway where he placed fifth.
On Saturday, October 30th at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, Schrader will be driving a car out of the Chuck Barnes racing stable, as he did in Salem, Indiana. The Barnes cars are typically found competing for wins at all the big Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock Series races. Likewise, Brett Hudson’s cars are also familiar with victory lane at CRA races. Hudson is the most recent winner in the series and will be placing Kenny Wallace behind the wheel of his 00 machine in Nashville on All American Saturday, later this fall.
The 37th Running of the US Tank All American 400 Race Weekend in Memory of Jillian Brown is one of the country’s crown jewel stock-car race weekends. Fans and racers travel from across the county to be apart of Nashville’s greatest race weekend. The three-day event begins on Friday night, October 29th with Local Racing Championships on the quarter mile. Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, Front Runners, Legends Cars, and Bandoleros will all be in action. Then, on Saturday, October 30th, the action moves to the big track. The five-eighths mile high banks host the Super Late Models for All American 400 Pole Qualifying, the All American Super Late Model and Pro Late Model Showdown races, the Van Hoy Oil CRA Street Stock Series, and the Vores Compact Touring Series. Sunday afternoon, October 31st is the finale. It features a 100 lap Pro Late Model race with the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Pro Late Models, and a 300 lap Super Late Model race, tri-sanctioned by the ARCA/CRA Super Series, Southern Super Series, and ARCA Midwest Tour.
For more information and ticket, visit nashvillefairgroundsspeedway.racing online or call 615-254-1986. Be sure to follow NFS on social media and use #AA400.
Photo by John Lund – CRA