After the races Alex would have his Dad stop off at a local car wash, not to help wash their ride, but to let Ryan Beltz, driver of the 221 Sportsman, know how well he did that night. This turned into a weekly meeting at the car wash and has led to a partnership with Beltz Racing.
For the 2017 season KAM Fueled Racing and Beltz Racing will partner up to field a Sportsman and Modified race car. Ryan has been racing for twenty plus years as both a modified and sportsman driver. His father, who is usually his entire crew, got Ryan interested in racing by taking him to Grandview Speedway at an early age.
People are always interested how a driver picks a number and Ryan's story is no different. While with his Dad at the track he would simulate his own race. The car that he would pick to be his would be numbered 221. That number will still be on Ryan's car, with the number one being in the shape of the KAM lighthouse, a great idea by Stephanie, the wife of Ryan.
Plans for the KAM/Beltz partnership is to run weekly in the Sportsman division at Grandview and enter the Modified for special shows. There may even be a road trip to another track during the season.
Sponsors on the 221 are: Just Crusing in Harleysville, PA; The Doll House, Sunshine Café, and Limerick Harware
The 221 headquarters is in Barto, PA,, only minutes from the racetrack.
KAM Fueled Racing is happy to have Beltz Racing join the KAM Family
KAM Fueled Racing is entering its second season in the Late Model division at Grandview Speedway where Andy Cassel will be making left-hand turns at the oval.
In the first year of operations in 2016, Joe “Geezer” Fanelli drove the Lazer chassis to an 8th place finish in the highly competitive Late Model Division. After the season ended, Geezer decided to seek other opportunities which opened up the seat. With the help of 8 time track champion, Chuck Schutz, KAM Fueled Racing was introduced to Andy Cassel.
Andy comes with a long history of racing as his father ran modifieds for many years at Grandview Speedway in the 70’s. Andy also has been drag racing for a number of years and recently became involved in the legends division of modified racing. KAM Racing is really excited to have Andy piloting the Late Model for the 2017 season.
With the change in drivers also comes a change in numbers. KAM plans on running the Late Model with the number 28 with its team colors of red, black, and silver.
KAM continues to be built on family principles (KAM – Kylie, Alex, Matt - is named after the children of the owners) and strives to be the most complete competitive racing team.