(CONCORD, N.C. – January 13, 2016) – Officials from Ansell Protective Products and Menards have jointly announced that they will become co-primary sponsors for the No. 52 Ken Schrader Racing (KSR) entries in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards in 2016. The announcement coincides with Ansell’s continued sponsorship as an ARCA Official Sponsor.
Matt Kurzejewski, the 2015 General Tire Superspeedway Challenge Series champion, will drive the Ansell-Menards car out of the Schrader Racing stable. The 24-year-old Mansfield, Pennsylvania driver has 14 career ARCA starts, with seven top-10 finishes.
“Ansell is proud to continue its co-sponsorship with Menards for the eighth year,” said Kevin Brennan, Ansell’s Marketing Manager, Retail & Automotive Aftermarket – North America. “We’re excited to begin the new season, with an experienced racing team, like Ken Schrader Racing and an “up and comer” like Kurzejewski. Ansell is confident that this is a recipe for success and we’re looking forward to kicking off the season strong, this February in Daytona.”
The season opens with the Lucas Oil 200 at Dayton International Speedway in Florida on February 13. Kurzejewski will be joined in that race with rising JR Motorsports NASCAR Truck Racing star, Cole Custer. Custer will run the No. 54 KSR car, in an effort to get his superspeedway license certification to compete in the Truck Series race at Daytona the following week.
“Aside from that, Schrader is committed and focused on winning the championship with the 52 car,” said Kurzejewski, who talks with retired four-time Sprint Cup winner nearly every day.