Kinross your New Home for the HOT SHOE 100 (Press Release)

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Fox Boyz Racing is extremely excited and honored, in conjunction with the Gray Family, to announce that the Kinross Speedpark has been chosen as the new home of the Hot Shoe 100.

The Hot Shoe 100 is the highest-paying asphalt Modified event ($10,024) in the State of Michigan, and one of the biggest in the entire United States.


“We are extremely humbled by the opportunity, and the confidence instilled upon us, to host an event the magnitude of the Hot Shoe 100 at Kinross” stated Speedpark Volunteer Director of Race Day Operations / Public Relations, Gerry Liscumb Jr.


“For anyone who follows local short track racing, they know how big an event this has become and the calibre of drivers it will bring to our track, our community and our region.  To be able to host the Hot Shoe undoubtedly stands as the biggest event in our track’s history” he continued.


This summer mark’s the event’s 6th Anniversary and it will be held August 8-11, 2019 at the Chippewa County Fairgrounds – Home of the Kinross Speedpark.

Thursday Night (Aug. 8) gates will open for pit parking and practice sessions followed by preliminary races on Friday Night (Aug. 9) before the feature events take to the track on Saturday (Aug. 10).


The event will include the headlining Modified Division vying for a $10,024 to win, $1000 to start A-Main feature while the B-Main is set to pay $2500 to win, $400 to start and the C-Main comes in at $1500 to win, $200 to start.

They will be  joined by the ABC Stock Cars, while further support division will be announced at a later date.


Aside from the on-track activities, fans can expect a full agenda of events at the facility throughout the weekend to incorporate a full family atmosphere and jam-packed event for attendees of all ages.


For more information on this event fans can log onto the event’s official website at, like them on Facebook along with staying tuned to the Speedparks website ( and Facebook page ( as well.


Fans can watch for ticket pre-sales, camping reservations and more logistics regarding this event to be released in the coming days.


The Hot Shoe 100 highlights the list of Speedpark marquee events set for their 2019 Saturday Night racing schedule including the Memorial Invitational in Memory of Randy Dewitt and Ted Brooks,  “Baby Shoe” Hot Shoe 100 Qualifier, John Lowery II Tribute and Chippewa County Fair event.



The Hot Shoe 100 race started as an idea, born out of a passion for racing by the Gray family of Petoskey, Michigan to help local families and friends cope with the impact of cancer.

We have all watched someone we love fight cancer, and we have been inspired by their courage.  Hope is what drives us.


What started as an idea sketched on paper has turned into a marquee event in the United States in five short years.


The Inaugural Hot Shoe 100 was held in August, 2014 at Whittemore Speedway and was so well attended and received, the idea took on a life of its own.

Since 2014, the race weekend has raised more than $35,000 for local cancer charities and continues to grow.


On the track, Brian Nester from Hamilton, Indiana has won four of the five previous events (2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018). The lone competitor to dethrone the Modified pilot was Tyler Shullick (Vermillion, OH) in 2016.


For more information on the Hot Shoe 100 visit



We, Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders, are here to help our local families and friends cope with the impact of cancer. In addition, we are here to help with research and education.

May God help us to remember that nothing can take our hope!


For more information you can find them on Facebook at:


Gerry Liscumb Jr.

Volunteer – Director of Race Day Operations | PR | Co-Announcer

Kinross Speedpark (Kinross, MI)

Cell:  906-203-1621

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