(TOLEDO, Ohio - September 22, 2012) - Only one week from today, the half-mile oval at Toledo Speedway will be alive with one of the region's top late model invitationals, the Great Lakes Helicopter Glass City 200.
Only one driver has the chance to become the race's first four-time winner, and that's Steve Sauve. Sauve, of Saginaw, Mich., entered this week and he's one of over 20 drivers set to show at the half-mile for Toledo's season finale.
Many other veterans and stars are entered for the race, which decades ago was the idea of the late John Marcum, ARCA co-founder and the promoter at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways. The track was sold in 1978, so the race was not contested again until 1999, when current ARCA president Ron Drager and business partner Roy Mott purchased the Glass City oval and revived the event. Having quickly regained its prestige, the race is Toledo's signature event every season.
Previous winners of the Glass City 200 include the late Joy Fair, 1968; Joe Ruttman, 1969, 1973; Bob Senneker, 1970, 1971, 1977; Danny Byrd, 1972; the late John Anderson, 1974; the late Jim Bickerstaff, 1975; Ed Cooper, 1976; Tim Felver, 1999; Tim Ice, 2000; Junior Hanley, 2001; Sauve, 2002, 2003, 2004; John Doering Jr., 2005; Jack Landis, 2006; Brian Campbell, 2007; Harold Fair Jr., 2008, 2010; Dave Kuhlman, 2009; and Augie Grill, 2011.
Byrd will serve as Grand Marshal on Saturday for the race's 24th running.
Next Saturday's racing action at Toledo Speedway will begin at 5 p.m. For more information on the Glass City 200, click here to access an event story and click here for the official event page, featuring schedule information, previous winners, and more.