(TOLEDO, Ohio - April 9, 2013) - The entry list to date for the
Saturday, April 20 “Border Wars” 7-Up 150 at Toledo Speedway now stands at 46
cars as of April 8 at 5 p.m.An
additional 3 cars have entered the history-making event, while 1 car has
withdrawn.The race will see the
stock-bodied ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models and the ARCA Midwest Tour paired
together in competition for the first time.
Douglas George “Doug” Beasley, long time ARCA pit crew
member and 4-Cylinder Driver at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway, died Sunday
April 7 at the age of 34 of leukemia. Doug was a familiar and friendly presence
at both tracks and an enthusiastic supporter since 1997. In addition to his
ARCA Gold Card Lifetime Membership, Doug was Sergeant At Arms for the Wayne
Civitans Club, C.E.R.T. Member, Special Olympian, Licensed Groomer at
Northville Downs, and a lifetime member of First Congregational Church of
Wayne. Surviving Doug are his parents Norman and Linda Beasley; Brothers Paul
Beasley and Eric Blaine; Grandmother Marion Beasley; Uncles Kenneth (Kathy)
Beasley and Dave Orahoske; and Aunts Judy (Charles) West and Carolyn (Dave)
Criner. Visitation is Wednesday, April 10 from 2-9 p.m. at Uht Funeral Home,
35400 Glenwood Rd., Westland MI 48186. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11
at the First Congregational Church of Wayne, 2 Towne Square St., Wayne MI
48184. The family suggests gifts to the First Congregational Church of Wayne or
the Leukemia Fund.
The upcoming 7-Up 150 at Toledo Speedway gets more interesting by the day.
The entry list already contains more than 40 names and includes drivers from across the Midwest and south that have multiple track championships and feature wins from across the country.
One of those drivers -- Bubba Pollard -- scored another win this weekend when he collected the trophy in the first Southern Super Series race in Nashville. Pollard held off several other late models, including some that he will be contending with at Toledo Speeday in the 7-Up 150 April 19-20.
44 Entries Already for Historic Combined Event at Toledo Speedway
Salem, IN (April 4, 2013) – CRA
officials have released the first list of entries to date for the historic “Border
Wars” 7-UP 150 at Toledo Speedway on Saturday, April 20th, were the ARCA
Midwest Tour presented by SCAG Power Equipment and Lester Buildings and the ARCA/CRA
Super Series will contest the first ever combination race between the two
template touring late model powers. Both series will bring an extreme amount of
talent together for the season opener at Toledo Speedway along with some
southern flare including Georgia top gun Bubba Pollard and 15 year old South
Carolina native Kyle Benjamin who has been on a tear so far this year with four
wins at New Smyrna Speedway during Speedweeks in February, a win at The Rattler
at South Alabama Speedway on March 17th and a second place finish in
his first ever ARCA Racing Series event on March 9th at Mobile
the 2013 racing season, tire prices are as follows:
3045, Hoosier F-45, F-56 and Hoosier Star 56:
(includes sales tax).
and 27.5 Sportsman and Hoosier 26.5 and 27.5 880 Series:
(includes sales tax).
be available beginning Thursday, April 11 at both tracks and the ARCA office.
FUEL:Price yet to be determined; we will know after deliveries arrive week of
PAD RENTALS:A reminder pad rentals are DUE by
April 12.After April 12, the price
goes up.You can download the pad rental
forms from the track web pages.They are
located under forms.We are not mailing
ENGINE SEAL DAY:Crate or performance engine—this
is your opportunity to have your engine sealed BEFORE the season begins!Thursday, April 18 at Toledo
Speedway from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m.YOU MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!Call 419-727-1100 to reserve a time slot!
PRE-SEASON PRACTICES-FLAT ROCK
April 20, Noon to 5; pits open at 10 a.m.
April 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.,pits open at 4.
28, Noon to 5; pits open at 10 a.m.
print your membership form from the website, fill it out and cut down your time
standing in line on practice day or race day!Get to the practices, go through tech---we will not wait for you on
office opens on daily basis beginning Monday, April 8.734-782-2480
TOLEDO’S 7-UP 150 ENTRY LIST A MYSTERY—TO BE UNVEILED FRIDAY!
(TOLEDO, Ohio - April 2, 201) - While it’s just a day after April Fools Day, a sneak
peek at the current entry list for the Saturday, April 20 “Border Wars” 7-Up
150 at Toledo Speedway is no joke.The
event will see the stock-bodied ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models and the ARCA
Midwest Tour paired together in competition for the first time in
the history of the 2 groups.
Father-son duo Fred & Brian Campbell test & tune at Toledo in prep for "Border Wars" 7-Up 150
(TOLEDO, Ohio - March 31, 2013) - The weather finally broke, and the gates swung open at Toledo Speedway for the first round of several tests already scheduled in preparation for the first two big-shows of the season - the 7-Up 150 on Saturday, April 20 and the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care on May 19. And the father-son duo of Fred and Brian Campbell were the first to put their car on the pavement at Toledo Friday afternoon. Their focus was the 7-Up 150, when the ARCA CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour join forces for the first time in history to battle it out in the annual Border Wars 7-Up 150.
Longtime ARCA Late Model Crew Member Bill Giordano Passes
William Joseph Giordano, long time ARCA Late Model crew member for the late John Anderson and others including Artie and Jay Sommers, died unexpectedly March 25 at the age of 60. Giordano was a fixture at Mt. Clemens Race Track, Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways and at major late model racing events around the midwest from the late 1960s into the 1980s and was affectionately known as "Dago". He was a frequent visitor to the Stan Yee Racing shop and was employed by high performance parts companies including Diamond Racing Products and Katech Engineering.
BCSN ADDS 2 MORE RACES; RECORD 12 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO EVENTS TO BE AIRED
(TOLEDO, Ohio - March 27, 2013) - The Buckeye Cable Sports Network
(BCSN) will now air a total of 12 Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway events for the
2013 racing season.The local cable
access channel of the Buckeye Cable System has added 2 dates to the
previously-announced 10 race event schedule with the 2 ARCA-sanctioned
(TOLEDO, Ohio – March 26, 2013) – To say Kyle Benjamin is on a roll is an understatement.
He was already one of the hottest late model drivers in the country last year when he won the 2012 ARCA/CRA Super Series Southern Championship, the youngest champ the series has ever had. Then he scored an unprecedented four straight wins during “Speedweeks” at New Smyrna, Fla., further building on his increasingly solid racing resume.
Benjamin has continued on his soaring career path by winning six of the 10 races he has entered. He will be a driver to watch when he steers his Benjamin Motorsports Ford into the 7-Up 150 at Toledo Speedway April 20
Word has been received that former ARCA Late Model owner Curt Wood passed away Monday, March 18. Curt fielded the #58 machines and had several drivers, including current ARCA Late Model driver Joe Hawes for the 1986 and 1987 seasons. Curt had battled pneumonia earlier this year.
ARCA CRA/Midwest Tour "Border Wars" invade Toledo in season opener; 7-Up 150 coming April 20
(TOLEDO, Ohio - March 23, 2013) - Never before in history has the ARCA CRA Super Series and the ARCA Midwest Tour competed together in the same race at the same track. That all changes in a big way in 2013 when both tours battle it out together and side-by-side at Toledo Speedway in April and again at Madison Int'l Speedway in August.
3-TIME ARCA/CRA CHAMP SCOTT HANTZ STARTS “BORDER WARS” ENTRY PUSH FOR TOLEDO’S 7-UP 150
(TOLEDO, Ohio - March 22, 2013) - Angola, IN driver Scott Hantz is one
of the first entries for the Saturday, April 20 “Border Wars” 7-Up 150 at
Toledo Speedway.The event will see the
stock-bodied ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models and the ARCA Midwest Late Model
tour paired together in competition for the first time in the history of the 2
groups.A strong contingent of the top
Late Model drivers is expected for the race, which opens up Toledo’s 2013 race schedule.
The 2013 entry blank for the Enduro races is enclosed
with this letter, if you have not sent in your entry. We will begin assigning
numbers Monday, April 22. NUMBERS ARE
SECURED BY A PAID ENTRY. If you do not have a paid entry in by April 22, car
numbers from 2012 will be reassigned --- NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO phone entries.
Cylinder Cars will now be eligible for the Enduro races.Cars are to be ARCA 4 Cylinder Division-legal
or equivalent, to inspector’s discretion.
the May 18, 2013 Enduro race, ONLY Hoosier Sportsman tires, or treaded street
tires will be permitted.
We do have a limited supply of Hoosier Sportsman tires
available. When supply of the Hoosier Sportsman tires becomes an issue, the
Hoosier 880 tires will then be allowed. Bu for the May 18 race, only the
Hoosier Sportsman tires will be permitted (and treaded street tires).
This matter will be discussed at each driver’s meeting.
You are welcome to attend the open practices at both Flat
Rock and Toledo.
Flat Rock: Saturday, April 20, Noon to 5, and Wednesday,
April 24, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Toledo: Sunday, April 28, Noon to 5.
*Enduro cars will also be eligible to compete in the X
Car Division this season at Toledo.