Salem, IN (February 21, 2012) – Boyne Machine Company has announced that they will sponsor Brian Campbell and Ross Kenseth in the upcoming 45th Annual Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, Florida on December 2nd, one of the top short track racing events in the country.
“We couldn’t be any more excited to be supporting these two great drivers as they attempt to win one of the most prestigious racing events in the country!,” stated Michael Blackmer, Co-owner of Boyne Machine. “Boyne has been a huge supporter of Brian for many years, he is always tough to beat and we have supported Ross in several events in Michigan, he has been on a roll this year winning several big late model events!”
Campbell from Wyoming, Michigan has won several late model Championships and won events all over the Mid-west including three ARCA/CRA Super Series wins in 2012 at his home track Berlin Raceway, at Lucas Oil Raceway and at Toledo Speedway along with a JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour event at Owosso Speedway. Campbell will be driving the #20 KBR Development Ford owned by Kathy and Mike Bursley. This will be Campbell’s third attempt at the Snowball Derby, he finished seventh in 2007 and finished 32nd in 2009 after dropping out with mechanical problems.
Kenseth now calls Mooresville, North Carolina home after moving from his home state of Illinois. The sophomore at Clemson University is the son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion driver Matt Kenseth, a four time winner with Cup in 2012 including the Daytona 500. Ross Kenseth looks to add the Snowball Derby trophy to the list of Crown Jewel late model events he has captured this season including the Redbud 300 at Anderson Speedway and the Winchester 400 at Winchester Speedway with the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the All American 400 in Nashville with the PASS Series. No driver has ever won all four of those events in one season.
Kenseth will be driving the Generation 3 Motorsports #25 Ford, with additional sponsorship from farmandfleet.com, for his fourth attempt at winning the Snowball Derby. In 2009 Ross qualified surprising second and finished 12th, in 2010 in was caught up in a wreck while running in the top five and last year he got a third place finish behind winner Chase Elliott and second place DJ Vanderley.
Boyne Machine Company’s 36,000 square foot climate controlled facility is located in Jenison, Michigan. Serving a variety of CNC Milling and Turning projects, they specialize in automotive production parts for various large automotive suppliers, as well as a large supplier of parts within the motorsports world for companies such as Keyser’s Port City Racing and Lane Automotive. With over 30 CNC machines and robotics, Boyne Machine has the capacity and capabilities to handle any job, large or small.
Led by owners Michael Blackmer and Rusty and Randy Parker, Boyne Machine has had a hand at just about every level of the auto racing world. Successfully fielding countless race cars at various levels including Brian Campbell in the ARCA/CRA Super Series and Fred Campbell at Kalamazoo Speedway, sponsoring drivers such as Jason Hoogerhyde at Winston Speedway and promoting the expansive Boyne at Berlin for two years, just to name a few. And finally the operation and ownership of the Berlin Raceway from 2009 through 2011, which included countless capital improvements, double file restarts, weekly Modified division racing and the formation of the Boyne Machine Super Late Model Series.
Boyne Machine Company has strong engineering and manufacturing capabilities and the technical know-how to overcome any obstacles you may face in the production and engineering of complex parts. With more than 40 full time employees on hand and over 19 years of experience, Boyne Machine is ready to tackle your next project. They can be reached at 616-669-7178 or online at www.boynemachine.com.