STUDT LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY; EARLEY, KURZYNIEC IN LINE FOR 2016 TITLES

STUDT LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY; EARLEY, KURZYNIEC IN LINE FOR 2016 TITLES

Flat Rock, MI—August 25, 2016: NASCAR rising star Chris Buescher will be making a visit to greet fans this Saturday night, August 27 at Flat Rock Speedway. Chris is the talk of NASCAR with just 3 races to go before “The Chase” championship field is set for the top stock car Series in the world.

At little old Flat Rock Speedway this Saturday night, history could be made with many stories as the Harris Mechanical Season Championships for the ARCA DTS Drive Train Specialists Street Stocks and the Victory Lane Oil Change Figure 8’s will be decided.

Current Street Stock point leader Greg Studt is on an island of sorts. For 40 years, the same 3 classes have been the mainstay at Flat Rock-Late Model, Figure 8, Street Stock. No driver has ever won the track championship in all 3 divisions….but Studt has a shot at making history. The 2005 Late Model champion and 3-time Figure 8 king (2001, 2002, 2013) has a 25 point edge over Ray Morneau Jr. and 120 point margin over 2014 Street Stock champ Rob Moore entering Saturday’s event.

Morneau, the Windsor, Ontario 15-year old sensation, could also make his historic mark by becoming the youngest driver ever to win a title at the speedway, should things swing his way.

The Street Stock B Main title may have a repeat winner. Second generation driver Jeffrey Kurzyniec leads Rich Abel by 80 points and Adam Jezylo by 190 as he looks to secure consecutive championships in the class, at the wheel of the #72.

Another second-generation driver will be looking to capture a championship as Billy Earley moves closer to grabbing his 3rd Flat Rock title and his second in a row. Earley has 3 wins so far in 2016 in the Figure 8 wars and has a 40 point gap over Jeremy Miller and 170 point edge on Dennis Whisman.

Saturday, August 27 is also Kids Night, with all kids to age 12 admitted FREE and each will receive a free hot dog, courtesy of the track.

Fans will see the 7-Up 125 for the ARCA /CRA Super Series Late Models powered by Jeg’s, in addition to the Season Championships for the Figure 8’s and the Street Stocks. An autograph session with the ARCA/CRA drivers will also be held.

The rescheduled Monroe News Enduro 250 will conclude the big night of racing, which will see 450 laps of feature racing! The Enduro group has several bonus awards up for grabs as fans and teams have posted these in memory of Brandon Swanson, an Enduro racer who passed away recently.

The pit area opens at 12:30 Saturday for the ARCA/CRA teams and 2 p.m. for the rest of the classes. Practice begins at 3, the front gates and ticket office open at 3, time trials are at 5 and racing begins with a special start time of 6:15 p.m. The current entry list for the 7-Up 125 is in the next race box on Flat Rock’s home page, in addition to race day information.

 

Comments
Rmoore 82

Does anyone know who the oldest street stock champion is?

Ron Drager

Hey Rob. Disappointing for us all to get flooded out the way we did Saturday night. But your question about the oldest Flat Rock ARCA Street Stock champion has got Scott and me thinking. Dan Dow will probably have an opinion on this since he's been around as long as we have. Johnny Hi (Huempfner was his real last name) won the championship in 1978, the 2nd year the division was in existence and we believe he would have been the oldest driver to win the championship. If your question is who is the oldest living champion, that's another driver since we know Johnny passed away--Bob Studt, Bruce Hasty, Barry Williams? If anyone else knows it's a great question... Thanks for racing with us and being there every week, we appreciate all you guys who support the track.

Rmoore 82

looking forward to a fun exciting night of racing with some quality drivers to cap the year off, gregg if i cannot with it this year im rooting for you,no disrespect ray, for historic reasons you seserve it. See you all saturday and lets have a good night.