|Jacobson Buliding, Iowa State Fair Grounds Des Moines, Iowa
Annett – IMCA Increase Purses for Grass Roots Racers
During 2013 Battle at the Barn
Battle at the Barn Promoter, Toby Kruse just commented “I am so excited; news surrounding
the Battle at the Barn just keeps growing”. It has just been announced that Des Moines native
and NASCAR Nationwide Series star, Michael Annett will not only compete on Friday and
Saturday nights, he will increase the winnings for all of those who compete in the paying go-
kart classes. Kruse says, “Michael wanted to give back to grass roots racing and what a better
place to do that, than in his home town”. Annett will be donating $50 to each heat race winner
and $50 to the sixth place driver in the feature events for all paying class of go-karts. Michael
said, “It all started here for me and I want to pay it back to the grass root racers who will be
racing in Des Moines at the Battle at the Barn”.
Kruse has also confirmed more rewards for the young grass roots racer will be provided by the
original grass roots racing organization, the International Motor Contest Association (IMCA).
Brett Root, Vice President of Operations of IMCA, has informed Kruse that IMCA will provide a
$50 US Savings Bond for each of the feature winners in all of the non-paying children’s
classes during the 2013 Battle at the Barn. Root stated, “These kids are the future of racing,
the future of IMCA and who knows maybe even future NASCAR stars. IMCA is proud to
support their efforts at the beginning stages of their racing careers”.
The 5th Annual Battle at the Barn will take place on Friday and Saturday, January 25th & 26th,
2013. Friday doors will open at 12:00 noon with practice starting at 6:00 pm followed by the
$200 to win, 390 clones – NASCAR Challenge. Doors open Saturday at 9:00 am with practice
at 11:00 am, heat races at 1:30 pm and feature races starting at 7:00 pm.
Battle at the Barn V
Attracts Second NASCAR Driver Entry
Des Moines, Iowa December 21, 2012
While the snow flies in the Des Moines and central Iowa area, entries are snow balling for the
2013 Battle at the Barn. Toby Kruse, Founder and Promoter of the Annual Battle at the Barn
indoor races held each January at the Jacobson Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, is
very excited to announce a second entry from a NASCAR Nationwide competitor.
Kruse has now confirmed through the Rising Star Management Group staff, that Des Moines
native Michael Annett will be competing in the 360# and 390# Clone classes on Friday and
Saturday night during the Battle at the Barn V.
Annett, a regular in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, finished fifth in the 2012 series points
standings and is excited to be competing in an event that continues to excite and grow, right
here in Des Moines - Annett’s home town. This announcement comes just on the heels of the
announced entry for another Nationwide regular, Kenny Wallace.
With the announcement of Wallace’s entry and now the entry of Annett’s, Kruse has
announced that a special race will be held on Friday night, “We will have a $200 to win 390
clone race on Friday night. The top 12, 390 clones from practice times will go head to head for
12 laps for $200. Wallace and Annett will be granted a provisional, should their times not fall
into in the top 12 during practice. This will be the final event of the night on Friday, right after
the open practice for all competitors”. Kruse added, “It will be fun to see how well Michael and
Kenny can do against the best kart racers from across the nation. In the karting world, our
event is quickly becoming the Daytona for karts”.
Battle at the Barn V Attracts NASCAR and SPEED
Des Moines, Iowa December 1, 2012
Toby Kruse, Founder and Promoter of the Annual Battle at the Barn indoor races held each
January at the Jacobson Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, announced that he received
an entry from NASCAR Nation Wide competitor and SPEED television personality, Kenny
Kruse commented that he was approached by Wallace at Volusia County Speedway, during
speed weeks in Daytona earlier this year, asking about the indoor race that features go-karts,
motorcycles, three wheelers, four wheelers, and lawnmowers. Wallace commented that he had
never raced a go-kart and that that just might be fun.
While staying in touch with each other over the summer, Kruse now reports that Wallace finally
confirmed last week that he would be coming to Des Moines with the intent to compete in
several of the classes for go-karts. In a recent tweet Wallace stated, “Made my mind up! NO
Chili Bowl "wife thinks I will die"...BUT Jan 25, 26 "Battle at the Barn V" Go Kart Race indoor
Des Moines Iowa ” Wallace will pilot the #36 kart provided by Kody King Motorsports Icon
With the announcement of Wallace’s entry, Kruse announced that a special race will be held
on Friday night, “We will have a $200 to win 390 clone race on Friday night. The top 12, 390
clones from practice times will go head to head for 12 laps for $200. Wallace will be granted a
provisional if he is not in the top 12 during practice. This will be the final event of the night on
Friday, right after the open practice for all competitors”. Kruse added, “It will be fun to see how
well Kenny does against the best kart racers from across the nation. In the karting world, our
event has become the Daytona for karts”.
The entries are already rolling in for Battle at the Barn V set for January 25th and 26th of 2013
at the Jacobson Building located on the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, IA. This past
year 318 entries from 11 states signed in to do battle and 2013 is looking even stronger. This
unique event pits go-karts, quads, motorcyles, golf carts, and lawn mowers head to head on
the famed Coke syrup oval each January.
It all kicks off Friday, January 25th, with the pits opening at noon. There will be an open
practice running from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. The pits will open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday hot laps
set for 11:00 a.m. and the first official green flag waving at 1:30 p.m.
Once again this year, there are advanced reserved parking spots at a cost of $10 per space
and $35 for each electrical outlet. These can be purchased when the early entry is sent,
entries are available online. The 390 Clone class will be chasing a $1,000 bonus courtesy of
Jim's Johns in Des Moines. The front row starters will have the option of falling to the tail in
their feature event. If they take this challenge and win, an additional $1,000 will be paid to that
driver courtesy of Jim's Johns.
For complete details and entry forms, refer to www.battleatthebarn.com. Racer rates are
available at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Fairgounds by calling (515).262.2525
One day pit passes are available at a cost of $20.00 per day,
or you can purchase a two day pass for $35.00.
Grandstand Tickets for Friday Night's Practice Session are $5.00
Grandstand Tickets for Saturday Event's are $13.00.
Two Day Grandstand Tickets are $15.00.
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