CHILTON, Wis. – Fresh on the heels of NASCAR’s return to dirt racing last month at Eldora Speedway, Chilton Speedway is excited to announce Ross Kenseth will be racing in the 2013 Chilton Fall Invitational on Sept. 27-28 at Chilton Speedway.
Kenseth will be competing on dirt for the first in his career in the No. 89 Brad Mueller Racing Enterprises Pontiac Dirt Late Model. Kenseth, a native of Little Chute, Wis., currently resides in Clemson, S.C., and races across the country in many different touring series in the No. 25 Blain’s Farm & Fleet Super Late Model Toyota for Generation 3 Motorsports. Kenseth was recently picked by Sporting News as a Top-10 Sprint Cup Series Prospect and competes primarily in the ARCA Midwest Series and ARCA/CRA Super Series.
As a third-generation driver, Kenseth grew up watching his dad, Matt, race across Wisconsin before becoming the 2003 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion. The younger Kenseth has also built an impressive resume, winning some of the most prestigious Super Late Model races across the country, including the 2012 All-American 400 in Nashville, Tenn., the Winchester (Ind.) 400 and the 2012 Redbud 300 in Anderson, Ind.
“I am even more excited to try my hand at dirt racing.” Kenseth said after watching NASCAR’s return to dirt at Eldora. “I’ve really wanted to try a dirt track for the past four or five years and when Brad (Mueller) approached me with this opportunity didn’t have to think twice. I have wide open expectations for how the race will go, but I’m excited to give it a shot and have some fun.”