Flat Rock, MI and Toledo, OH—December
10, 2013:Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway officials are
proud to announce the return of Parts Galore as the title sponsor of the ARCA
Figure 8 division at both tracks for the 2014 season.
with 2 locations in the Detroit area and its facility just north of Flat Rock
Speedway, will enter into its 4th year as the title sponsor of the “Motor City
Madmen”, the ARCA Figure 8 division.The
business, which features the u-pull-it auto and truck parts concept, will also
sponsor the track’s School Bus Figure 8 race June 14, as well as sponsoring
school buses at both of those events this year.Bill Wild of Parts Galore began his relationship with Flat Rock over 30 years
ago, tying in several of his previous business ventures with the speedway.
“We are very
pleased to announce the return of Parts Galore to our family of sponsors to
kick off the 2014 season,” noted Scott Schultz, General Manager of the 2
tracks.“We are very fortunate to have a
business relationship with Bill Wild and Jim McClellan of Parts Galore and
announcements, in addition to the 2014 race schedules, are expected to follow
in the coming weeks.Log onto www.flatrockspeedway.com or www.toledospeedway.com for updated
information and news on both tracks during the winter months.
Roger Vroman, age 86, of Monroe, MI, passed away December 6. Roger was the 1957 Flat Rock Speedway "Hard Top" champion at the 1/4 mile paved oval.
Vroman also competed at Toledo Speedway, and was also a champion in motorcycle racing in the area. He was a member of the VFW Post 3943, American Legion, Carleton Gun club and the NRA. Roger was a tool and diemaker for over 30 years before retiring.
Roger is survived by his wife of 27 years, June; 2 daughters-Pamela Cork and Tina Vroman, both of Indiana; 2 step-children, Cheryl McKay of Monroe and John Carter of Tennessee; 2 brothers, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby, and 2 brothers.
Services are today, Tuesday, December 10 at the Merkle Funeral Home in Monroe.
NOVEMBER 2013 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN (11-27-13)
This is our first bulletin of the off-season.We’ll do one each month through March of
2014.We are working on the schedules
and should be ready to release them by the first of January.The winter office for both tracks is at
Toledo; 419-727-1100.The bulletins will
be posted on the website and sent to our email list; if you are not on the
email list, call us at 419-727-1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and
we will add your name!
2014 FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY ENDURO RULE UPDATES
DATES:May 17, July 5, August 2, September 13
DRIVERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE ARCA MEMBERS FOR THE 2014 SEASON.THE FEE IS $100 FOR THE YEAR; LICENSE MAY BE
PAID IN FULL OR $25 PER EVENT.THIS IS
ONLY FOR THE LICENSE.PIT PASSES WILL
REMAIN AT $20 PER RACE. THE MEMBERSHIP FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT PRIOR TO THE
FIRST RACE YOU COMPETE IN.
Cylinder cars are permitted; NO dual over-head cams or turbo engines.4 Cylinder cars may follow Enduro rules
package.All safety rules strictly
All suspension parts are to
be stock with no modifications.The only
exception is that racing springs are permitted.
TIRES:8 inch Hoosier 880 and 8 inch Hoosier
Sportsman tires 8.0-15, 26.5 and 27.5 sizes, will both be permitted.May mix compounds.All tires must be purchased from ARCA and be
in ARCA barcode inventory system.No
soaking, defacing, shaving or altering of tires in any manner.Treaded street tires also permitted.
The complete Enduro rules/entry form will be mailed the
first week of January, 2014.
2014 GLASS CITY 200 MOVES UP 1 WEEK TO SEPTEMBER 20
Ohio—November 20, 2013:As
the 2014 racing schedule for Toledo Speedway is being finalized, track
officials have announced that the season-ending Glass City 200 Super Late Model
Invitational will move up 1 week from the prior date for the upcoming
season.The date for 2014 is now set for
Saturday, September 20.
“For several years, we have looked at moving the 200 date
up a bit to avoid conflicts with other races in the area,” stated Ron Drager,
owner and promoter of both Toledo and Flat Rock, MI Speedway.“As things began to unfold for next year, and
based on a number of scheduling issues on our part, the opportunity to move the
race up 1 week made sense,” noted Drager.“We believe moving the date will give more fans and maybe some race
teams the chance to put the Glass City 200 on their schedules.”
The 2013 Great Lakes Helicopter Glass City 200 was won by
Carleton, MI driver Dennis Strickland, Dennis also captured the Flat Rock Late
Model crown this past season.
is loading is sleigh early!The cold air
is a sure sign of Winter in our area and the holidays are just around the
Santa’s bag are gifts for the race fan in your life—Flat Rock and Toledo
Speedway season tickets, $25 gift cards, racing DVD’s, the ARCA 50th
Anniversary yearbook and the leather/wool jacket are all ready for purchase!
You can order
your gifts today by simply downloading the order form located under forms on
the track webpages and mailing to:ARCA,
P.O. Box 380,
are also being accepted by calling Sherry Miller at the ARCA office at
734-847-6726, extension 201, or the track’s winter office at 419-727-1100
On behalf of
the tracks, here’s to a joyous and safe holiday season!
TOLEDO OPENS 2014 WITH 7-UP 150 FOR ARCA/CRA-ARCA MIDWEST TOUR APRIL 12
(TOLEDO, Ohio - November 14, 2013) - Toledo Speedway will swing open its
gates for the 2014 racing season with the 7-Up 150 for the stock-bodied
ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models and the ARCA Midwest Tour Late Models.The 2 groups will once again combine forces
to compete in this 150 lap contest on the ½ mile paved oval Saturday afternoon,
Page 50, 9.Weight (point of emphasis, adding):All car measurements, minus
weight, will be done in a single, consistent manner, according to driver
preference—either driver in the car or out of the car. There will be no combination used in
(In 11-6-13 rules update,
this was written as driver out of car for all measurements, minus weight).
**The change will also be
noted on the complete list of updates on the webpage.
2014 ARCA FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY RULES UPDATES
(as of 11-20-13)
**The following includes 11-12-13 LM update and 11-20-13 SP update--as noted below)
Point of emphasis, all divisions:Over-flow
hose must exit lower right corner of front windshield and go straight up (don’t
put a 90 degree fitting on the end!)
Page 48, 2.Bodies:(adding):No vents, louvers or holes in
any body part.
Page 49, H.Front nose piece:(adding):Maximum
4 inch lip on splitter; maximum 4 inch inside bracing.
Page 49, Engines:(adding):Engine and components may not be remotely adjustable.
Page 50, 9.Weight:(point of emphasis,
adding-revised 11-12-13): All car measurements, minus weight, will be done in a single, consistent manner, according to driver preference---either driver in the car or out of the car. There will be no combination used in determining measurements.
Page 50, 11.Fuel cell:(from 1-15-13
bulletin):If fuel cell is made of aluminum, steel plates of
similar gauge are to be installed at the front and rear of cell, to inspector’s
Page 51, 13.Tires:(from 6-20-13 bulletin):At Toledo,
Hoosier F-40 left sides and Hoosier F-50 right sides only.
Page 55, 2.Engines:(add):Non-magnetic
connecting rods not permitted.
Page 55, 2.Engines:(from 7-18-13
crate engine part # 19258602 is approved with an ARCA approved 2 barrel
carburetor for use in competition.Stroke must remain stock on GM V6 and Ford V6 engines.Chrysler V6 will be allowed maximum
3.50.Only stock hydraulic lifters can
be used if engine is equipped with a roller cam.No additional parts.(also adding crate part number #19258602 to
chart; 4.000 bore, 350 cubic inches).
Delete:Roller cams are not permitted.
Page 57, 11.Wheel/Tires:Hoosier 880 26.5/8.0-15 and Hoosier 880
27.5/8.0-15 tires only, maximum 8 inch tread width.
Page 58, 15.Roll bars:(re-wording, deleting last 6 sentences, starting with
ALUMINUM in caps):Steel is only
acceptable material for floor pan and firewalls.No box type decking in driver’s compartment, may angle from right side door to base
of driver’s seat.Interior must be
completely enclosed; no holes.
Page 59, 19.Protests:(adding):Crate engine protest must be accompanied by a cash
bond of $750.Protest of crate engine is
for the complete package.
Page 60, 2.Engines:(add):Non-magnetic
connecting rods not permitted.
Page 62, 14.Interior: (delete paragraph,
replace with this complete re-wording) Steel is only acceptable material for
floor pan and firewalls.No box type
decking in driver’s compartment, may
angle from right side door to base of driver’s seat.Interior must be completely enclosed; no
Page 63, 17, Tires:Hoosier 880 26.5/8.0-15 and
Hoosier 880 27.5/8.0-15 tires only, maximum 8 inch tread width.
Page 63, 20.Weight:(Change):Engines of 358 cubic inches or less-minimum 2900
lbs. (was 3000); maximum 56% left side weight. Engines over 358 cubic inches-minimum 3050(was
3150) lbs., maximum 56% left side weight.56-44 % ratio. (was 45-55).
Page 65, 25.(Adding):No mirrors.
Page 66:Delete:Top diagram.
Page 67, 2. A.Engine:Change:Non-magnetic
connecting rods are not permitted.
Page 68, 8.Body:(add, 11-20-13 update):Front
over-hang maximum 46 (was incorrect at 45) inches from center of hub.
Rear quarter panel height 34 ½” maximum (34 inches is incorrect)
Page 69, 9.Interior:(Changing must to may
as follows):Steel is only acceptable material for floor
pan and firewalls.No box type decking
in driver’s compartment, may angle
from right side door to base of driver’s seat.Interior must be completely enclosed; no holes.
Page 69, 12.Tires: Hoosier 880 26.5/8.0-15
and Hoosier 880 27.5/8.0-15 tires only, maximum 8 inch tread width.
Page 70, 17. Rear End:(Delete this wording):No
aluminum rear end components of any kind (axles, spools, housing, etc.)
Tires:8 inch Hoosier 880 and 8 inch Hoosier Sportsman tires,
8.0-15, 26.5 and 27.5 sizes, will both be permitted for 2014.May mix compounds.All tires must be purchased from ARCA and be
in ARCA barcode inventory system.No
soaking or altering of tires in any manner.
Add:Front bumper can be no wider than center of tread
2014 ARCA FLAT ROCK-TOLEDO RULE BOOK WILL TAKE PRECEDENT
OVER THIS PAGE.
October 31, 2013: An early reminder to our Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway race teams! All winnings are assigned to the drivers. To have your winnings assigned to another party, please fill out the W-9 form that is located under forms on the track's webpage.
Please mail to: Toledo Speedway, 5639 Benore Road, Toledo, OH 43612 no later than December 31, 2013.
The 2014 rules updates will be mailed and posted no later than next Friday, November 8.
Bob Loga Memorial Scholarship Fund available; deadline for application coming Friday, Nov. 1
(TOLEDO, Ohio - October 29, 2013) - Friday, November 1 - three days from today - is the deadline in the application process for $2000 in scholarship money from ARCA's Bob Loga Memorial Scholarship Fund.
(MILLERSPORT, Ohio) - Following a hearing before an appeal board at the Automobile Racing Club of America, the 100 point penalties and $400 fines levied by the Phoenix Management Group of Ohio LLC against ARCA Truck Series drivers Danny Jackson and Chad Poorman were upheld.
FLAT ROCK, TOLEDO SPEEDWAYS HONOR 2013 CHAMPIONS, TEAMS
Ohio - October 12, 2013) - Race teams, officials, family and friends gathered
Saturday evening at the Toledo Speedway Bar and Grille Banquet Room for the annual Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways Awards Night.Each of the champions received their
championship jackets from ARCA President and Flat Rock/Toledo owner and
promoter Ron Drager.