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BOB FITZPATRICK

bob_fitzpatrick.jpgRobert (Bob) Fitzpatrick, 74, former ARCA driver at Mt. Clemens Race Track, Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways, and father of current Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway drivers Eric and Chris Fitzpatrick, passed away April 16 at Port Huron Hospital. He had recently been diagnosed with cancer. Fitzpatrick, of Memphis Michigan, began a long career of building and owning cars after his driving career, fielding race cars for over 20 drivers including Eric and Chris, Rick Sheppard, George Rangel, Roy Maples, Frank Kimmel and many others. Bob Fitzpatrick was a constant presence with his sons at the tracks supporting their racing efforts. He was a long time toolmaker, specializing in bolts and fasteners, and worked for International Screw Products and Michigan Screw Products before his retirement. He also worked with his son Chris in the field of Jeep restoration and parts.


FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE PRACTICE DAY—APRIL 19, 2014

Do NOT go past the west end of the concrete pads to park!  If that changes, we’ll let you know at the pit gate!

This is the only pre-season practice scheduled!  If we get weathered-out, the rain date is Wednesday, April 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Pits will open at 4.

Check the website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

9 a.m.                           Pit gates open

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.           Practice

*We will take a 10 minute break at 1:30 p.m.

*Tech will remain open until 5 p.m.  Fuel/tire sales will also be open until 5 p.m.

*Practice is open to any type of race car; ALL cars must at least go through a safety inspection prior to practicing.  Be sure to have all your safety equipment with you when you go to inspection!


From the Steele family DNA, here comes Brandon Hermiller in 7-UP 150 Saturday
hermillercandid345.jpg(TOLEDO, Ohio - April 8, 2014) - You can definitely see the resemblance to his uncle Tim Steele. Beyond the resemblance, Coopersville, Michigan's Brandon Hermiller is hoping to accomplish the one thing that his uncle Tim never did, and that's to win a race at Toledo Speedway.

Campbell preps for 7UP 150

campbell_tester.jpg(TOLEDO, Ohio – April 5, 2014) – Brian Campbell hopes to start the 2014 ARCA/CRA Super Series the same way he started the 2012 season – in victory lane.


ARCA FIGURE 8 DIVISION GETS BACKING FROM PRAXAIR

praxair.jpg(TOLEDO, Ohio - April 1, 2014):  Praxair, a supplier of services and gas to a variety of industries across the globe, has agreed to the title sponsorship for the ARCA Figure 8 division at both Flat Rock, MI and Toledo, OH Speedways for the 2014 season.


ENTRY LIST JUMPS TO 33 FOR 7-UP 150

77kensethrattler.jpg.jpeg(TOLEDO, Ohio - April 1, 2014): Last weekend produced another group of entries for Toledo Speedway’s Saturday, April 12 7-Up 150 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s and ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment Late Models.  There are now 33 entries for the season opener at the Glass City oval.


PAD RENTALS DUE APRIL 12

PAD RENTALS FOR BOTH FLAT ROCK AND TOLEDO SPEEDWAYS ARE DUE BY APRIL 12....The website is not working well....call us and we'll fill out the form for you and payment can be mailed to us by April 12.

REMEMBER---PRICE GOES UP BY $50 PER PAD AFTER APRIL 12.  QUESTIONS CAN GO TO 419-727-1100.


APRIL 12 TOLEDO 7-UP 150 ENTRY LIST GROWS TO 27 CARS

7up150.png(Toledo, Ohio - March 31, 2014): A total of 27 cars are now entered for Toledo Speedway’s Saturday, April 12 season opener, the 7-Up 150 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s and ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment Late Models.  Race time is 3 p.m.  A rain date of Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m. has been established if needed.


April 11-12 Schedule of Events
TOLEDO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS    
7-UP 150--APRIL 11-12, 2014    
ARCA/CRA SUPER SERIES POWERED BY JEG'S    
ARCA MIDWEST TOUR PRESENTED BY SCAG POWER EQUIPMENT    
     
FRIDAY, APRIL 11    
11 a.m. Rig Parking/Pit registration opens
1 p.m. Tech opens
3 p.m. -7 p.m. Open practice
7:30 p.m. Pits close
7:30-9 p.m. Complimentary dinner for Friday pit pass purchasers--Speedway Bar/Grille
  (Additional dinners available for $10 per plate)
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
8 a.m. Pit area/Registration/Tech Opens
9:15 a.m. Drivers meeting at Pit Bleachers
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Front Gates Open; Final practice
1 p.m. Qualifying
2:30 p.m. Pre-race ceremonies/National Anthems
3 p.m. Last Chance race #1--15 laps
  Last Chance race #2-15 laps
  On-track autograph session
  Driver Introduction
  Command to Start Engines:  7-Up representative
  7-Up 150 lap feature (10 minute break at lap 76)
 
 
30 car starting field; 20 through time trials, 6 provisionals (3 per series), 4 from last-chance
race (2 per race).
 
*Pit age is minimum of 12, with minor's release signed by parent(s) at registration.
*Minors not allowed on pit road when cars are on the track.
 
Pit passes
Friday only:  $20
Saturday only:  $35 ARCA member, $40 non-member
2-day:  $45 ARCA member, $50 non-member
 
Front Gate
Admission to Friday's practice is free!
 
Saturday, April 12
Adults are $20 each if purchased before 5 p.m. Friday, April 11
Call the track at 419-727-1100; most major credit cards accepted
All seating is General Admission for this event
Adults:  $25
Children 6-12:  $3
Under 6:  Free
 
No Coolers, No outside beverages permitted
Free parking on track grounds
 

King of the Wings Sprint Car Series Begins at Toledo Wednesday, July 2

davey_hamilton.jpg(TOLEDO, Ohio – March 25, 2014) – A new, six-race sprint car series at tracks from Toledo to Irwindale, Calif., will open at Toledo Speedway on Wednesday, July 2.


MARCH 2014 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN (3-24-14)

This is our LAST bulletin of the off-season.  The schedules are posted on the web pages.  Flat Rock track office will open April 8, weather permitting!  Toledo office is open all season.  The new pocket schedules are here!   We’ll get them around in the next few weeks….if you need a bunch before you see us, just give us a call!

TIRES:  No increase in tire prices for 2014 season.  Tires and fuel will be available Monday, April 14 at both tracks.  The tire seminar was very informative….sorry if you missed it.


TOLEDO 7-UP 150 FOR ARCA/CRA, ARCA MIDWEST TOUR LATE MODELS APRIL 12

arca_midwest_1.jpg(TOLEDO, Ohio - March 18, 2014) - Toledo Speedway swings open its gates for the season-opening 7-Up 150 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s and ARCA Midwest Tour presented by Scag Power Equipment Late Models Saturday, April 12.


FLAT ROCK, TOLEDO AT MOTOR CITY HOD ROD/RACING EXPO SATURDAY-SUNDAY

mchrre.jpg(NOVI, MI - March 18, 2014) - Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways will take part in the first-ever Motor City Hot Rod and Racing Expo, set for Saturday and Sunday, March 22-23 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.

 


Nice guys do finish first; GC 200 race champion Strickland to run 7-UP 150 at Toledo Speedway

newstricklandvlglasscity200.jpg(TOLEDO, Ohio - March 17, 2014) – Get ready to crack open the 7-UP in victory lane at Toledo Speedway. That’s what ARCA veteran outlaw late model racer Dennis Strickland hopes to do at this year’s 7-Up 150 season opener at Toledo Saturday, April 12.


FULL HOUSE FOR RACER REUNION AT TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BAR & GRILL
racers_reunion.jpgThousands of photos, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, vintage video and memories were shared at the 11th annual Racer Reunion at the Toledo Speedway Bar & Grill Saturday March 15, highlighting a full day and evening of activities.

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FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY on Telegraph Rd in Flat Rock MI. Front Gates Open at 4:00 PM. Qualifying at 5:00 PM. Racing at 7:00 PM. 

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.25-Mile Semi-Banked Oval With Adjoining Figure-8 Track
Paved Pit Area Off Turns 1 and 2
Aluminum Grandstands
Located at 14041 Telegraph Road, Flat Rock, MI 48134

Track Phone: (734) 782-2480

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