Happy New Year to all of you and your families. The winter office for both tracks is at the Toledo Speedway Automotive Building on the east end of the grounds; phone number, 419-727-1100 and mailing address remain the same.
The Late Model class name has been revised to Outlaw Super Late Models (OLSM).
THANK YOU to Moran Chevrolet (Flat Rock Outlaw Super Late Models and Outlaw Super Late Model Gold Cup Series), Victory Lane Quick Oil Change (Figure 8’s), The Vault Antiques and Treasures (Enduro and Factory Stocks) and Royal Truck and Trailer (Outlaw Super Late Model Gold Cup Series) for renewal of their sponsorships and support! Additional sponsorships will be announced as they are secured.
**2020 SCHEDULES were posted December 30. You can find them under the schedule/results tab or under the Racer info tab on the home pages of both of the tracks websites.
W-9 FORMS: We mailed this form to the 8-10 of you that have not returned this form. Since we do not include your SS # on the membership forms, we need this filled out for the tax man when sending your 1099’s. So…if you don’t have it on file, you won’t get a 1099, which means you will be late with your information for your tax man. You can download the form, under forms on both track home pages. Mail or fax to 734-847-3137 (ARCA office).
OFF-SEASON WORK AT THE TRACKS! The concrete wall replacement of turns 1 and 2 at Flat Rock has been completed. A new catch fence will be installed as the weather changes. *With this project, our plan is to keep folks back away from the wall when cars are on the track. We are looking at several options, including additional seating in another location for the pits. This is for your safety. We will not install a mesh screen above the wall as an option. We will need your cooperation in this matter as we get ready for the new season. We will keep you up to date as we work on this issue.
We have also done some replacement/repair work on several concrete pads, and the TKC Karts are moving their storage area up by the pit sign-in. Dirt has been added to the infield and has also been re-seeded in several areas. At Toledo, we have put a new roof on the tech barn, had a sewer line repaired and sealed the cracks in the ½ mile.
TOLEDO: The schedule will have some changes from the past; the first race will be the ARCA Menards East 200 on Saturday night, May 16, under the lights! The Late Model Sportsman and Factory Stocks will practice, qualify and run feature races prior to the 200. **Flat Rock will run on Friday night, May 15 for this weekend…more details later.
FLAT ROCK: Motor City Racing Promotions is leasing the track for the Motor City 200 for Saturday, April 25. The CRA/Jeg’s Late Models, CRA Jr. Late Models and the Modifieds will compete.
Flat Rock’s first race for weekly divisions is Saturday, May 2: Late Models, Figure 8’s, Street Stocks. Practice days are Saturday, April 18, Friday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 29. We will NOT race on Saturday, July 4---go enjoy the holiday with your family! All championships are Aug. 22; IF we rain out, the championships will be Aug. 29.
**The 2 tracks will flip nights for 2 weekends; Flat Rock will run Fridays, May 15 and August 7; Toledo will run Saturdays, May 16 and August 8 is the Anniversary Show…more details soon!
The Bandolero class returns to Flat Rock for 7 dates in 2020, which features purpose-built race cars for ages 8-14. * …If you are looking for a car, go to www.spartanspeedway.com or call us at the office.
2020 MEMBERSHIP application is posted under the Racer Info. Tab. Cost remains the same as last season. ALL drivers are required to hold a valid ARCA license before your first race you compete in at either track.
Welcome to Adam Matthews to our race night team…Adam will be in the starter’s stand for us at both tracks. Adam worked last season for us at several events, and has worked for CRA and for several road course racing series in the past.
More information in the next bulletin….Stay warm!