Michigan - August 30, 2012) - A
strong entry list filled with many of the top Super Late Model drivers of the
Midwest is assembling for the ARCA/CRA 7-Up 125 Saturday night, September 8 at
Flat Rock Speedway. The 2-groove, ¼ mile
paved oval is hosting the Series for the first time. Big Wheel races for kids 12 and under will
take place prior to the show, while the track’s 300 lap Enduro Championship
race will get the green flag following the 7-Up 125.
Like many of
the ARCA/CRA drivers, current point leader Johnny VanDoorn will be making his
first appearance at “The Rock”. The
Coopersville, MI driver has had a great season to date, building up a solid
lead over 2nd place driver, female star Kenzie Ruston. Johnny has racked up victories at Springport, MI, Berlin, MI Raceway and
the famed Winchester, IN
ARCA/CRA competition so far in 2012.
VanDoorn, Ruston and the other first-time visitors to Flat Rock will
encounter a group of drivers who have made the hard left turns at the Southeastern Michigan track. Scott Hantz, Brent Jack and local favorites
Stan Yee Jr. and Paul Hahn are also entered for the race. Hantz and Jack, both from the Hoosier state,
have made frequent trips to Flat Rock the past several seasons, while Yee Jr.
is the 2003 Outlaw Late Model champion at the track and has 8 wins. Hahn, a former Flat Rock Street Stock and
Late Model driver, as well as an ARCA Truck Series champion, recently purchased
a stock-bodied ARCA/CRA car and will make his debut with the Series September
8. Paul recorded 1 victory at Flat Rock
prior to moving to the ARCA Trucks.
Brent Jack also has 1 Flat Rock win.
8 schedule has the pit area opening at 1 p.m. for the ARCA/CRA teams. Practice for the group will go from 3:30 to
4:30. Registration for the Enduro teams
will begin at 4:30. At 5:30 p.m., pole
qualifying will take place. Big Wheel
races for kids 12 and under begin at 6, with an on-track autograph session with
all the ARCA/CRA drivers to take place at 6:30.
The green flag will drop just after 7 p.m.
300 lap Enduro Championship race will go after the ARCA/CRA 7-Up 125. The 4th and final event of the
Enduro Series has Matt Ringger with a 35 point edge over Kyle Metdepenningen,
45 points up on Rick McColl and Derrick Sheppard just 50 points behind the
leader. Rayce Metdepenningen and Ed Case
are both 75 points back. A field of
25-35 cars will take the green flag in a race that begins from a standing start,
lined up 3 wide. No yellow flag is used,
with the race stopped on a red flag for safety precautions. The 300 lap contest has extra excitement as
most drivers have to pit for fuel, bringing strategy into play in the finale
for the Enduro class.
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The track is located on Telegraph
Road, 5 miles from I-75 or I-275. The track phone number is 734-782-2480.
Speedway will conclude its 2012 season the following Saturday, September 15
with the Griller’s Select BBQ Sauce School Bus Figure 8 races. The track’s Street Stock division, the
Michigan Legends and a Boat Figure 8 race are also on tap for the season
finale. The September 15 event has a special
start time of 6 p.m.