(Toledo, OH): ARCA Discount Tire Gold Cup Series champion Dakota Carlson will look for his 3rd win of the season at Toledo Speedway as he goes for the gold in the Great Lakes Helicopter Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway this Saturday, September 20. George Rangel, Dennis Rederstorf and Brad Riethmeyer's entries have also arrived, moving the current pre-entry list to 30 cars for the event.
Carlson, notching his second Gold Cup title in 2014, won the first 2 events at Toledo this season in the Gold Cup 100 lap contests. The Cedar Springs, MI driver was looking for the sweep in August, but got caught up in an incident which saw the #8 get into the foam blocks and wall in turn 3, causing heavy damage to his machine. The team has repaired the car and Dakota will be seeking his first-ever Glass City 200 win Saturday night.
Rangel and Rederstorf will be making their first starts of 2014 at the Glass City oval in Late Model competition. Riethmeyer, who resides in Mooresville, NC, will be making his initial appearance at the event. Brad finished second in the June event at Toledo.
The 40 lap Cassens Transport Sportsman invitational will utilize a unique qualifying procedure for this weekend, featuring a format similar to the style now used in NASCAR. The Sportsman cars will stage on pit road and be given 30 minutes to record lap times. A driver may go out for as many laps at speed as he desires during the session.
Just 15 laps of lap money remain for the 200! Sponsorship is just $10 per lap. Call the track office at 419-727-1100 to add your name to the list today!
Race fans have the opportunity to save $5 on advance ticket purchases by calling the track at 419-727-1100. The advance sale will end at 5 p.m. Friday, September 19.
Presenting sponsors include Francis Engineering, Discount Tire, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, the Hollywood Casino and Cassens Transport. Associate sponsors and special award sponsors that have signed on include Stevens Disposal, Sunoco Race Fuels, Bazell Race Fuels, DTS Drive Train Specialists, PASSTIME, R & M Recycling, Penske Shocks, First Care Ambulance and Burge Wrecking.
The 200 lap classic for the outlaw-bodied Late Models is the longest race of the year and the track's signature event. The race will award $6500 to the winner, with $1100 posted to start the race. With bonus money and special awards, a driver could walk away with over $9000 in cash and prizes!
Friday, September 19 the pit gates will open at 2 p.m. An optional practice session for both classes will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The grandstands will be open for spectators at no charge for the practice. Rig parking, pit pass sales, limited tech and tire sales will take place on Friday. All pit pass purchasers on Friday will receive a complimentary dinner after practice at the Speedway Bar and Grille, courtesy of Francis Engineering. The ARCA Racing Series event from Kentucky Speedway and the 2013 Glass City 200 will be shown at the Speedway Bar and Grille Friday night.
Race day, Saturday, September 20 has the pit gates opening at 9:30 a.m., practice begins at Noon, the run for the PASSTIME $500 pole award goes at 3 and racing begins at a special time of 5 p.m. A rain date of Sunday, September 21 has been established if needed.
The current entry lists for both the 200 and the Sportsman invitational, along with the lap money sponsor list, follows this story at www.toledospeedway.com.
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|26th RUNNING OF THE GREAT LAKES HELICOPTER GLASS CITY 200-Sept. 20, 2014|
|presented by Francis Engineering, Discount Tire, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hollywood Casino|
|OFFICIAL PRE-ENTRY LIST--as of 9-16-14|
|O||Nick Bailey/Toledo, OH||PB Fabrication|
|O||Johnny Belott/Mt. Morris, MI||West Michigan Auto Auction/John Belott and Son Auto Purchasing|
|2||Alex Rosenberry/New Phil, OH||Rosenberry Towing/Elite Test|
|4||George Rangel/Columbus, MI||Blue Water Air Compressors|
|8||Dakota Carlson/CedarSprings,MI||LeClair Racing/Performance Engineering/Port City Racecars|
|1O||Jack Landis/Edgerton, OH||Landis Motorsports|
|14||Steve Needles/St. Joseph, MI||Blount Motorsports|
|16||Brian Ross/Plymouth, IN||Blount Motorsports|
|18||Jeff Ganus/Constantine, MI||Direct Detail/Sweet Mfg/Hutter Racing Engines/Senneker Race Cars|
|20||Don St. Denis/LaSalle, Ontario||Churchill Transportation|
|21||Steve Cronenwett Jr./Canton, MI||Giles Auto Body/Roush Competition Engines/Varsity Ford|
|25||JR Roahrig/Plymouth, IN||Schneider Auto Sales/All Star/Senneker Performance|
|25||Dennis Rederstorf/Commerce,MI||Champion Performance/Clyde's Frame/The Tax Group|
|30||Bryan Clay/Grandville, MI||Hudsonville Service Center|
|33||Jake Francis/Painesville, OH||Francis Engineering/HABCO Tool/Bonner Farms|
|33||Dave Stehouwer/Wyoming, MI||Rusche Trucking/APS Perform. Parts/Threadlines Embroid./Stehouwer Mtspt.|
|37||Terry Senneker/Wayland, MI||Larry-Teresa Zent/Enterprise Iron/Oetman Excavating/JRI Shocks|
|38||TBA||Francis Engineering/HABCO Tool/Bonner Farms|
|40||Nick Grodi/Oak Harbor, OH||Offshore Performance/Warpaint Graphics|
|41||Brent Jack/Butler, IN||Krieger Racing Engines/FBR Chassis|
|42||Chad Finley/DeWitt, MI||Great Lakes Helicopter|
|45||Frank Jiovani/Harrison Twp, MI||Moran Chev./JV Auto/P-V Masonry/4th St. Auto/Gemini Elec./Painters Supply|
|51||Scott Pemberton/St. Johns, MI||A-1 Auto Parts Company/Pemberton Commercial|
|53||Joe Hawes/Brownstown, MI||ABC Plumbing|
|54||Steve Hawes/Brownstown, MI||ABC Plumbing|
|56||Brad Riethmeyer/Mooresville, NC||Diamond Racing/Calico Coatings/CrunchN'Nutter/Trend Performance|
|71||Harold Fair Jr./Milan, MI||Health Plus/Senneker Performance/Royal Truck and Trailer|
|72||Scott Hantz/Angola, IN||Great Lakes Helicopter|
|88||Billy Roberts/Painesville, OH||HABCO Tool|
|90||Dennis Strickland/Carleton,MI||The Computer Store/Automotive Hardware/Solutions-Livonia, MI|
|Victory Christian Fellowship Services/Development Services|
|CASSENS TRANSPORT 40 LAP SPORTSMAN INVITATIONAL PRE-ENTRY LIST|
|1||Chad Guinn/Erie, MI||PB Fabrication/R & M Heating/Cooling|
|4||Norm Lewallen/Toledo, OH||Local 20/AFSCME/IBEW Local 8/AFL-CIO/Sheet Metal Local 33|
|TL Lawn Care/Rock-Whiskey Bar|
|10||Rich Frantz/Taylor, MI||Playoff's Sports Bar-Grille/Royal Truck-Trlr/Rose's Head-Engine Service/|
|11||Howard Kelley Jr/Toledo, OH||Walt's Auto World/Freeze Frame Photos/King Road Auto Parts|
|12||Shaun Winters/Perry, OH||Francis Eng./Coastal Landscape/Center-Tyler Auto Body/Convoy Tire/|
|HABCO Tool/JF Tranmissions|
|14||Jeff Myers Jr./Lambertville, MI||Todds's Guns/Sidelines Eatery/Steve Scholz/Flick's/Jacob's Ladder/Dr. Al/|
|Mannik-Smith/Royal Blue Wax/DBRE Racing Engines|
|22||Kenny McKay Jr/Brownstown, M||McKay Motorsports|
|23||Mike Young/Toledo, OH||Todd's Guns/Ray's Door/Jug's Bowling Cntr/CGS Imaging|
|24||TBA||Walt's Auto World/Freeze Frame Photos/King Road Auto Parts|
|46||Jim Froling/W. Bloomfield, MI||Wolverine Motorsports|
|49||Kevin Stahl Jr/Genoa, OH||Stahl Racing Fabrication|
|69||Ron Allen/Brownstown, MI||Fastime Racing Engines-Parts/The Detail Shop|
|78||Andy Harding/Toledo, OH||Harding Motorsports|
|78||Craig Meyers/Belleville, MI||Myers Motorsports|
|81||Kale Asztalos/Angola, IN||Asztalos Racing|
|97||Joe Rozek/Toledo, OH||Magdalena's/LaPerla/Chariott Foods/Sofo Foods/Howard's Meats/Rudy's H. Dog|
|Yeager Pettit & Assoc/Data Svc/Aspen Medical/George NamayDDS/Fall Autom.|
|98||David Hinjosa/Toledo, OH||Magdalena's/LaPerla/Chariott Foods/Sofo Foods/Howard's Meats/Rudy's H. Dog|
|Yeager Pettit & Assoc/Data Svc/Aspen Medical/George NamayDDS/Fall Autom.|