(Flat Rock, MI): The weekend produced several more entries for Saturday’s Moran Chevrolet-Stan Yee Memorial 150 at Flat Rock Speedway, bringing the total to 25 as of Monday afternoon. A field of 30-35 cars is expected for the race, which is leg number 4 of the Discount Tire ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series.
Current Gold Cup point leader and 2012 Series champ Dakota Carlson, 2013 Gold Cup champ Scott Hantz, 2013 Flat Rock champion/4 time Gold Cup champ Dennis Strickland, current Flat Rock point leader Steve Cronenwett Jr., 4-time Flat Rock king/2011 Memorial winner Eric Lee, 3-time track champ Paul Pelletier, 2-time Yee Memorial winner/2 time Gold Cup champ Mike Root, 3-time Gold Cup titlist Harold Fair Jr. and Justin Schroeder, who won the inaugural Memorial race in 2008 and this year’s Joy Fair Memorial 100 at the track, lead the list of entrants. Stan Yee Jr., the son of the late Stan Yee, will also compete in the July 26 event in the famed #33.
The race has arguably become one of the top pavement outlaw-bodied Late Model races in the area. Root charged from mid-pack in the final 50 laps in 2012 and made the winning pass with 2 laps to go for the win, while last year’s event saw first-time Flat Rock visitor Phil Bozell hold back a 4-car freight train in the closing stages to score the victory The 2013 edition saw the first 83 laps run without a yellow flag.
The race will award $2533 to the winner and $533 to start the contest. Diamond Racing Products has posted a $333 bonus to the fast qualifier, which goes along with the Discount Tire Gold Cup Series $100 DTS Drive Train Specialists fast time bonus, giving the fastest driver a $433 cash award! And now add the $333 Rich and Judi Fidh bonus for most laps led, plus lap money, and a driver could walk away with over $4000 in cash!
Lap money at $5 per lap is now available by calling the track at 734-782-2480 or the Toledo Speedway office at 419-727-1100. To date, 60 laps remain for sponsorship.
A $500 to win 25 lap B Main will also be contested if 32 cars or over are at the track for this prestigious event. Practice, qualifying, last-chance race(s) and the 25 lap B Main (if 32 cars or over) are scheduled, and the 150 lap feature race will highlight the evening. The track’s ARCA Praxair Figure 8 division will also be in action July 26. The rain date for the 150 is the following Saturday, August 2.
An optional practice session is set for Friday evening, July 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The pit area will open at 4. DTS Drive Train Specialists will sponsor a dinner for each pit pass purchaser after Friday’s practice session.
Race day on Saturday will see the pit area opening at 1:30, practice begins at 3 p.m. and the front gates will also open at that time. All tickets will go sale race day at 3 p.m. Time trials begin at 5:30 and racing gets the green flag at 7 p.m.
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The current entry list and the lap money sponsorship list follow:
|ARCA DISCOUNT TIRE GOLD CUP SERIES ENTRY LIST|
|MORAN CHEVROLET-STAN YEE MEMORIAL 150|
|FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY–JULY 26, 2014|
|Official pre-entry list (as of 7-21-14)|
|O||Nick Bailey/Toledo, OH||PB Fabrication|
|4||Justin Schroeder/Canton, MI||G. Michael Kabot Orthodontics/ABC Plumbing/Victory Race Parts|
|5||Eric Lee/Macomb, MI||Action Drywall/Arrow Uniform/Lee Motorsports/Det. Perf. Cntr/Power Train Transformer|
|D&E Landscapers/Z Contractors/Dusty’s Collision/Collex Collision|
|8||Dakota Carlson/Cedar Springs, MI||Tony LeClair Racing|
|9||Mike Root/Grand Rapids, MI||UGS/Midwest Pipeline Maint/Enterprise Iron-Metal/Renegade Race Fuels|
|10||Craig Everage/Angola, IN||EverageAuto.com|
|11||Derrick Sheppard/Mt. Clemens, MI||Sheppard Motor Sales|
|15||Jeff MacZink/Rockwood, MI|
|19||Derek Wiley/New Boston, MI||Mike’s Barber Shop/Wiley’s Coyote Grill/Prestige Spa Covers/Klotz Lubricants/|
|JMS Designs/Gotcha Productions/VJ’s Country Pantry|
|20||Jeff Vrsek/Brownstown, MI||Vrsek Motorsports|
|21||Steve Cronenwett Jr/Canton, MI||Giles Auto Body/Roush Competition Engines|
|30||Bryan Clay/Grandville, MI||Hudsonville Service Center|
|33||Stan Yee Jr./Roseville, MI||Diamond Racing Prod/Arrow Uniforms/Finish-Blasting Specialities/EELS/Yee’s Collision|
|40||Nick Grodi/Oak Harbor, OH||Off Shore Performance Center|
|44||Paul Pelletier/Trenton, MI||Fraza Forklifts/Exotic Automation/ABC Plumbing/Dusty’s Collision|
|45||Frank Jiovani/Harrison Twp, MI||Moran Motorsports/JV Auto/4th St. Auto Repair/Gemini Electric/Painters Supply|
|Jefferson Beach Marina/Comfort Heating and Cooling/PAC Racing Springs|
|48||Grant Hedges/Dearborn Hts, MI||Hedges Racing|
|53||Joe Hawes/Brownstown, MI||ABC Plumbing and Drain|
|54||Steve Hawes/Brownstown, MI||ABC Plumbing and Drain|
|56||Brad Riethmeyer/Mooresville, NC||Diamond Racing Products/Trend Performance|
|64||Jimmy Alvis/Chesterfield, MI||Mt. Clemens Metal Recyclers|
|69||Ron Allen/Brownstown, MI||Graham Motorsports|
|71||Harold Fair Jr./Milan, MI||Royal Truck and Trailer Sales|
|72||Scott Hantz/Angola, IN||Great Lakes Helicopter|
|72||Brad Turner/Ida, MI||B & H Race Parts/Zorn’s Service/Al Marks Signs/Freeze Frame Photos|
|90||Dennis Strickland/Carleton, MI||PB Fabrication/The Computer Co/Automotive Hardware Solutions/Development Svcs.|
|96||Lori Hall/Rives Junction, MI||B & H Race Parts|
|550||Terry Bogusz/Shelby Twp, MI|