8 KAM Drivers Vying For KKM Win and a Chance at Chili Bowl Ride


Rhome, Tx; Oct 30, 2018: –  Over 135 aspiring race drivers from across the United States have been accepted to compete in the Keith Kunz Motorsports (KKM) Giveback Classic Presented by TRD, USA (Toyota Racing Development).

Set to be held at North Carolina’s Millbridge Speedway on Oct. 31, the KKM Giveback Classic will award the winning Open division outlaw-kart driver with a ride in a Keith Kunz Motorsports-prepared, Toyota-powered midget during the 33rd annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., in January.

Texas’ KAM Kartway, in Rhome, Texas, (located 14 miles West of Texas Motor Speedway) has 8 drivers representing them in this National Event.  They are:

  • Emilee Lowry
  • Sean Knox
  • Wes Knox
  • Gracie Sonntag
  • Pierce Urbanosky
  • Jett Hays
  • William Sutton
  • Shane Marquez

“The KKM classic really gives me an opportunity to get my name more exposure. Just running up front and being the kart they watch come from the back and make top 5 is probably just as good as winning.” Said Jett, “I hope running this will give me some new opportunities to maybe hop in a midget a few times next year. I’m excited to get out there and see what we can bring to the table.”

Jett and Emilee both won features at KAM Kartway affording them a free set of Hoosier Race Tires from KKM Sponsor Hoosier Tires.

“The KKM classic is an awesome opportunity for some of the young drivers to showcase their talent in front of car owners and sponsors.” Said Amy Hays (Jett’s Mom), “I would love to see a deserving kid earn a spot on the KKM team. This is something they’ve all dreamed of but very few will ever get a shot at. As a parent of a child who has dreamed of running a midget or sprint car since kindergarten, it’s truly a blessing.”

Wednesday’s racing action will be available for purchase for just $24.99. Race fans will get to see all of the heat racing and feature racing action from the 1/6-mile clay oval in Salisbury, North Carolina.

On Tuesday, October 30, Millbridge’s Beginner Box Stock, Box Stock and Intermediate divisions will be in action for a regular event. The Open division will practice and qualify for Wednesday’s racing action. KAM Kartway drivers Kaleb Wyrick and Shane Marquez will be running the 250 class on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the Open division will compete in heat races, C-Mains, B-Mains and of course the A-Main event which will determine the newest member of the Keith Kunz Motorsports stable for the 2019 Chili Bowl Nationals.

Race fans can purchase their online video ticket for just $24.99 by thru Speed51.com.


The KAM Kartway drivers mentioned above just finished the 2018 Splash Haven Pools Race of Champions Points, that ran from April thru October.  Most if not all of them will be going right into the Fall/Winter Series with the annual MWRS Indoor Winter Series that runs 5 big 2-day shows at 5 different venues across Texas and Oklahoma as well as the KAM Kartway Winter schedule that includes the Annual “Dashing thru the Dirt” in December and the 5 race “King of the Hill Series”.  KAM finishes their Winter Series with an Annual Spring 2-day Show known as the “Short Track Shootout”, which will be celebrating it’s 11th year and garners about 100 entries.

The next big event for these drivers after the KKM is coming up on November 9th & 10th – the “Texas Challenge”.  For other news, notes, racer stats, and information on our race program or for directions to our venue log onto https://www.kamkartway.com and select the schedule, blog or driver profiles.  The track can be found on Social Media at https://www.facebook.com/kamkartway or Instagram @kamkart or Twitter @kamkartway.

The Summer Race Program and the Texas Challenge is presented by Splash Haven Pools.  Log onto http://www.splashhavenpools.com for more information and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/splashhavenpools.

Class Sponsors for the Texas Challenge include Doug’s Auto Repair, Vernon Auto Group, 777 Graphics, Tony’s Auto Repair, TSK Designs, MRC Chassis and KAM Motorsports.

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