(AUGUST 31, 2016 – CHINA GROVE, NC) Since racing to a top-fifteen finish on the Watkins Glen International road course in the most recent NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on August 5th, Ali Kern returned to the driver’s seat of her family-owned super late model to record a top ten finish in her debut on the CARS Racing Tour. The Fremont, Ohio native came from the 14th starting position to finish eighth on the tricky, triangle-shaped half-mile Concord Speedway in the Lead 2 Real Estate Group 200 last weekend.
“I had a great experience with the CARS Tour at Concord Speedway,” Ali stated. “We ended up with a really fast race car. Freddie Query [Crew Chief] was great to work with and we really got the car dialed in.”
Ali was 11th quickest in the first practice session, then picked up a half-second on her lap time to log the 6th fastest time in final practice. Unfortunately, thunderstorms interrupted qualifying, relegating Ali’s No. 4 Crown Batteries Super Late Model to the back of the field on the starting grid. “I seriously think we had a shot at the pole,” Ali commented after the race. “We laid down a super fast lap in qualifying, and it was even raining and I could barely see out the window. Unfortunately, they cancelled qualifying after my run which forced us to start the race in the back, since they set the field by owner’s points, and of course we didn’t have any.” Continue reading “Ali Kern set for K&N Pro Series return to Greenville Pickens following CARS Tour debut”
May 19, 2016 (from Speed51.com) — A change in scenery can be a good thing, but sometimes returning home is even sweeter.
After spending the early part of the 2016 racing season focusing on her 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule as a rookie with Rev Racing, Ali Kern is coming ‘home’ this weekend. The Fremont, Ohio native will jump back behind the wheel of her Super Late Model this Saturday for the ARCA/CRA Super Series event at Baer Field Motorsports Park (CT).
“The thing I’m most looking forward to this weekend is getting back behind the wheel of a Super Late (Model),” Kern told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “K&N cars are a lot different; Super Lates, you can really drive the crap out of them, so I’m looking forward to racing hard as well.”
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March 24, 2016 (from Fan4Racing.com) — Not a typical woman, Ali Kern is a racer and according to her, that’s just fine. She knows her passion is slightly different from most, as a professional race car driver.
“I’m just living my life through a different set of goals than what some of my other friends may be,” says Kern.
“They have certain goals and I have mine, I just get to drive faster than most”
A native of Fremont, Ohio, Kern will turn 23 in May and has already been racing for 15 years. Her career began at the age of seven, racing quads and with her success, she went on to go karting, where Kern continued, eventually earning over 350 wins combined over the two series. That seems a trend with her as every time she races, she is contending for wins, with championships to follow.
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