After a 2 year break from driving a race car, Wade Koens is ready to pilot the team's new #28 Dealer Spike Chevy super late model at the Firecracker 126 in Rochester, Washington at the South Sound Speedway this Saturday July, 2nd!
Koens is excited to be back on the track. Although this will be the first time racing a super late model at South Sound Speedway, Koens has made hundreds of laps there while driving professionally for the Rusty Wallace Experience, a ride-a-long program giving fans a realistic racing experience in ex-NASCAR Cup cars. "Those Rusty Wallace ride-a-long cars are nothing like our super late model cars. Our cars are much lighter and have twice the horsepower so the laps I have at that track may help some but overall the difference I will feel in my #28 Dealer Spike Chevy vs. the the laps I have in the NASCAR Cup cars will be huge but I will adapt quickly, I'm sure." Koens said.
This will be the first time out in the new Lefthander car that Koens Racing Team purchased a couple of months ago from the factory in Illinois. The team had planned to bring the car out to their local track in Roseburg, Oregon for some practice and shake-down laps but found a cracked brake master cylinder the night before practice. So now the team will rent the track at South Sound Speedway on Friday July 1st, for the much needed practice time. Spotter and modified driver, 17 year old Andrew Koens (son of Wade) said, "We are hoping to not only get good solid practice laps up there but to also get all the bugs worked out before the big race on Saturday." Koens went on to say, "Friday will be a big day for us...a good practice on Friday is how you win a big race on Saturday and we are going up there to win for sure. We are not in their points race so we intend to give it everything we have!"
This will also be the first race for newly added partner, Dealer Spike and they will be the title sponsor for this race. The #28 Dealer Spike Chevy looks great and would look even better in victory lane after this 126 lap race! Wade Koens said, "we are very excited to have Dealer Spike come on board with us for the 2016 season!
Dealer Spike is a fast growing, world-wide digital advertising company based in Portland, Oregon and they produce incredible websites, marketing packages, social media integration and much more for all kinds of dealers. If you have a dealership of ANY kind, do yourself a favor and contact Dealer Spike...and tell them Koens Racing Team sent ya!"
Wade Koens went on to thank his other sponsors; "Long time sponsor, Pepsi, has decided to put Mountain Dew Black Label on the car this time and it looks awesome! If you have not tried a Mountain Dew Black Label, you are missing out!"
"Of course, the primary sponsor, Kamper Korner RV Center is back and Koens Racing Team would have a hard time racing without their support. If you or anyone you know is looking for a great deal on a used or new RV, please contact Kamper Korner RV Center in Roseburg, Oregon and again, tell them Koens Racing Team sent ya!"
Koens Racing Team is always looking for great partners and sponsors. If you are interested in being part of the team, please contact Wade at 541-673-1258 for more details and pricing options.