BREAKING: FIREWORKS Added to Saturday Night's Dutch Boy 150

BREAKING: FIREWORKS Added to Saturday Night's Dutch Boy 150

May 18, 2023 -- Flat Rock Speedway has added FIREWORKS as a part of the can’t miss May 20th Dutch Boy 150 at Flat Rock Speedway, a historic event at the speedway. The fireworks are presented by Venturini Motorsports, who are having a big weekend at the Level Pebble.

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The famous and fantastic Flat Rock Fireworks will be a part of this packed day of racing, including ARCA’s return to Metro Detroit’s Home Track for the first time since May of 2000 in the ARCA Menards Series East Dutch Boy 150.

The fireworks, familiar to fans who have stopped by on events around July 4th, will be a wonderful addition to an already packed night of festivities on Telegraph Road.

Before the race, another event will add to the festivities for fans of all ages. For the first time in Flat Rock Speedway history, Saturday’s Dutch Boy 150 will include a pre-race autograph session in the garage area.

Free with admission on Saturday, May 20th, this event will take place between 6:00 PM and 6:45 PM in the garage area of Flat Rock Speedway. 

This will be a great chance for people of all ages to learn about the world of top-level motorsports, seeing the inner workings of one of the biggest stock car racing leagues in the United States. 

It’s a great chance to meet some of the top rising stars in motorsports, with the opportunity to see it all in the garage area, known as the “clubhouse of auto racing”.

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The ARCA Menards Series East Dutch Boy 150 is ARCA’s first race at Flat Rock Speedway since May of 2000, and the ARCA Menards Series East’s first ever race on the Level Pebble.

This return will be a star-studded event as young upcoming drivers William Sawalich, Luke Fenhaus, Lavar Scott, and others have already entered into the lineup. Veterans of the series will also be represented, as Venturini Motorsports team owner and ARCA alumni Billy Venturini will drive in this event in his first ARCA competition since 2007. Flat Rock is the site of Venturini Motorsports patriarch and 1987 & 1991 series champion Bill Venturini Sr.’s first ARCA win. Former ARCA Flat Rock winner and series champion Andy Hillenburg will be on hand as a team owner, and 10-time series champion crew chief Bill Kimmel is fielding a Ford driven by his son Will Kimmel.

The younger Venturini discussed this upcoming run as a one-off event: “I am not coming out of retirement,” said Venturini with a laugh last week. “I never got to race at Flat Rock when I was racing full time. I don’t have a desire to be a racecar driver again, but I do have a desire to drive a Venturini Motorsports Toyota at Flat Rock.”

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This will be the ARCA Menards Series platform’s 57th visit to Flat Rock Speedway, the first 56 taking place between 1953 and 2000.

The race is scheduled for 150 laps to be run straight through with no break or competition cautions. Teams will be permitted to pit for adjustments and emergency service on the infield intersection used for the weekly Figure-8 division at the track. 

Racing will also take part in the DTS Drive Train Specialists Street Stocks division, as well as the famous Motor City Madmen in the R&M Recycling Figure 8 division.

Whether the fireworks are on or off the track, we can’t wait to see you at the track!

The autograph session will start at 6 PM. Racing begins at 7 PM.

The online tickets presale ends on Friday evening, May 19th. Click the here for your chance to buy tickets!

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