(TOLEDO, Ohio - June 16, 2012) - Jason Cox and Mike Lichty were the big winners in Friday night’s All American
Coach “Fastest Short Track Show in the World,” for the Town Money Saver MSA
Winged Super Modifieds and the winged Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints
(AVBBSS) at Toledo Speedway. Tom McGuire
of All American Coach, along with his grandchildren, presented the 5 foot
trophies to the winners in the Sun Drop Winner’s Circle.
The 30 lap AVBBSS Super
Sprint feature saw several yellow flags for stalled cars, with no serious
mishaps. Local favorite Dave Baumgartner
took the lead and held it for 9 laps, but had an early battle with Ryan Litt. Litt faded and after several restarts, Jason
Cox was on the fly. Starting 10th,
Jason, the fast qualifier, moved to 4th on lap 8. By lap 10, Cox sailed by on the outside lane
and never looked back. Randy Sweet lost
his wing on lap 26, which brought out the yellow and gave Baumgartner and Jimmy
McCune one last shot at the win. Cox was
up to the task as he grabbed the victory, McCune, moving from the 15th
starting spot, zipped into second on the last restart to take the spot from
Baumgartner. Fourth was Cody Gallogly
and Joe Swanson was fifth, followed by Mike Ling, Kyle Flint, Billy Tyler, Troy
DeCaire and Dorman Snyder.
Cox wowed the huge crowd in
time trials with a lap just short of Charlie Schultz’s track record. Jason stopped the clocks at 12:473 to lead
the 22 car field, just missing Charlie’s 12:389 record. Baumgartner, McCune and Flint were the heat race
Canadian Mike Lichty checked
out on the 17 car MSA Super Modified field on lap 18 and despite a yellow flag
with just 6 laps to go, stormed to the victory in the 40 lap main event. Fellow Canadian resident Mark Sammut took the
start at the green and stayed there for the first 14 laps. On the following lap, Dave McKnight upheld
the Maple Leaf charge and took over the top spot. Lichty got by several cars on a restart,
pulled into contention and took charge on lap 18, after a great 3 car battle
between the Canadians. McKnight slowed
on that lap 34 yellow but there was no stopping Lichty as he pulled away for
the win. Trent Stephens, the fast
qualifier at 13:072, put on a show and got to the front with 10 laps to go,
taking the second spot at the stripe. Sammut
was third, Bobby Dawson fourth and DJ Shullick Jr. fifth. Mike McVetta, Charlie Schultz, AJ Russell, AJ
Lesiecki and Moe Lilje completed the top ten finishers. Johnny Benson, who had run in the top 5 early
in the race, dropped out in the late stages.
Benson won a heat race, with the other heat going to Lichty.
Friday, June 22 Toledo
Speedway goes back to stock car racing with the rescheduled Autograph Night,
hosted by Parts Galore and Marco’s Pizza.
Fans can walk onto the track and meet the drivers in person! The evening is being sponsored by Qualite
Sports Lighting Systems. The company
just recently completed the installation of the lighting upgrade at Toledo with great
results! The speedway will also host
Racing Fan Club Night on the 22nd for the Dayton Auto Racing Fan
Club and Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club members.
The ARCA ACME Dismantling
Sportsman, R & M Recycling Street Stocks, ARCA 4 Cylinders and the Michigan
Legends Cars will provide the action and entertainment on the track!
The pit area will open at
3:30, practice begins at 5 and the front gates will also open at 5. The on-track autograph session is set for 7, and
racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Log onto www.toledospeedway.com for further
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