Defending champion Chuck Barnes, Sr., of Louisville, Ky., highlights the current 89-car entry list for the 150-mile street stock "Frank Kimmel Enduro Nationals II Presented by Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati and the Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson Shop of Florence, Ky.," to be held at Kentucky Speedway May 24.

Aspiring competitors represent Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington.

"The inaugural event generated three- and five-wide racing last season and we expect more of the same this Memorial Day Weekend. The Frank Kimmel Enduro Nationals II will be part of a great weekend of racing around the country and a night family fun at the track," Kentucky Speedway Executive Vice President and General Manager Mark F. Cassis said.

Drivers in the "Frank Kimmel Enduro Nationals II Presented by Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati and the Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson Shop of Florence, Ky.," will race for a $5,000 grand prize and shares of a $25,000 purse. Last season, 117 teams entered the event, 89 arrived at the speedway and 69 cars formed the largest starting grid in Kentucky Speedway history.

The event is organized by nine-time ARCA RE/MAX Series Champion Frank Kimmel and was created to give local racers a chance to compete at a large venue such as Kentucky Speedway. He organized a similar event at Bristol Motor Speedway earlier this year.

Tickets for the "Frank Kimmel Enduro Nationals II Presented by Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati and the Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson Shop of Florence, Ky.," can be reserved online through the tickets pages of this Web site, by phone at 888-652-RACE (7223), through Meijer stores and by visiting the Kentucky Speedway ticket offices at 400 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 100, in Ft. Mitchell, Ky., next to the Montgomery Inn Restaurant or the Sparta, Ky., Fan Center located off of Interstate 71 Exit 57 and Ky. Hwy. 35 N.

Story by Mike Schmaltz

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