Leading up to the ARCA race at Winchester, Schrader raced in Belleville, Ill. Tuesday night, Jacksonville, Ill. Wednesday night, Lebanon, Mo. Thursday night, Fayette County Friday night and Winchester Saturday and Sunday.
“We’ve already raced in more than 40 races this year, and 13 others got rained out. Plenty more to come.”
In addition to Schrader’s busy dirt modified schedule, the 17-time ARCA winner has plans to compete in at least five more ARCA races in 2014: at LOR, Berlin Raceway, the Illinois State Fairgrounds mile-dirt, the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds mile-dirt, and again at Salem Speedway. In the ARCA races he doesn’t fill, Matt Tifft will be aboard the Ken Schrader Racing Chevy.
Schrader has already competed in five ARCA races in 2014 – at Salem, Toledo Speedway, Michigan Int’l Speedway, Elko Speedway and Winchester.
Schrader had a big lead Sunday at Winchester with less than 20 laps remaining when a late-race caution brought all the leaders down pit road to jumble the order one more time.
Schrader led 88 laps throughout the day after picking up his 18th ARCA pole and becoming the oldest driver in series history to win a short track pole. He almost pulled off his 18th series win.
“We had a bad vibration for a lot of laps, but nothing fell off and nothing broke,” he said. “Then, that caution came out. We didn’t need that caution. I really wanted to add my name to the list of stock car winners here at Winchester.”