Toledo, Ohio — It’s hard to tell from the recent weather patterns, but Toledo Speedway’s Spring 200 season opener is right around the corner! The Saturday afternoon, April 22 event will feature a pair of 100 lap contests for 2 different kinds of Late Models. The ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s stock-bodied Late Model tour will make up one half of the event, while the ARCA Super 6 Gold Cup outlaw-bodied Late Model Series will hit the track for their 100 lap feature on the fast ½ mile paved oval.
Defending race winners are Cody Coughlin (ARCA/CRA) and Steve Needles (ARCA Super 6 Gold Cup). Both have indicated they will be back for the 2017 event, looking for a repeat win.
Fans can save $5 on an advance ticket for the season opener. The tickets must be purchased prior to 5 p.m. Friday, April 21. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. Children 6-12 are $3 and under 6 are admitted free of charge. In the event of weather issues, a rain date of Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. has been established.
A new twist to the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series for the upcoming season will see a new name and a purse boost of $2000 per race, thanks to six (6) businesses that have pledged their support for the outlaw-bodied Late Model class at both Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways.
Royal Truck and Trailer Sales, Moran Chevrolet, DTS Drive Train Specialists, Diamond Racing Products, Dani’s Transport and Tim Hortons/Guy Pritchard Investments of Windsor, Chatham and Kent, Ontario are the six businesses that have made the new concept, the ARCA Late Model “Super 6 Gold Cup” Series a reality.
An optional Friday, April 21 practice session is set for 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The grandstands will be open to race fans free of charge Friday. Saturday, April 22, the race day schedule has one-hour practice sessions for each class beginning at 10 a.m. Time trials are set for 1 p.m. followed by an on-track driver autograph session. Race time for the Spring 200 is 3 p.m.
To order tickets, fans may download the ticket order form from the track’s webpage at www.toledospeedway.com or call the track at 419-727-1100. Tickets may also be obtained at the track office on weekdays. Most major credits cards are accepted.
The current entry list for both groups will be posted Wednesday, April 12. Check the next race box on the track’s home page, located on the left side, for all information regarding the Spring 200.
-Toledo Speedway Press Release
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