(TOLEDO, Ohio - September 24, 2011) - Toledo Speedway played host to a day of fun and entertainment
Saturday afternoon. A variety of events
took place as the track now prepares for 2 of its biggest events of the season
in the month of October.
The Michigan Legends Car Series took to the short track for
a 30 lap contest, with Sean McPherson scoring the victory. Tony Monge came from the back of the pack and
got up to second as the checkered flag fell.
Matt Todd, Cody Falkner, Tyler Turner, Chance Rice, Trenton Besgrove,
Guy Fire, Dave DeHem and Jack Lehman rounded out the top ten finishers. Monge and McPherson took the heat race wins.
18 cars took the green flag for the 30 lap Road Course race,
which uses turns 3 and 4 of the ½ mile, a portion of the short track (the
chicane location) and pit road. Archie
Padgett jumped into the lead at the green flag and sailed away out front as the
rest of the pack battled to move up on the leader. By lap 10, Archie’s lead was erased and Jeremy
Vanderhoof shot by for the number 1 spot.
Several laps later Tom O’Leary IV was on the move and took control,
zipping into the lead and the eventual win, his 2nd for this
event. Vanderhoof took second, Scot
Bunge was third, Dennis Whisman fourth and Scott Apperson fifth, followed by
Cory McCaughey, Padgett, Randy Padgett, Troy Brehmer and Anthony Terris.
Kati Johnson was the winner of the Wives and Mechanics race,
wheeling Cory McCaughey’s car to the win.
Megan Osenbaugh, Jason Childers, Casey Myrice, Jeff Wells Sr., Pearl
Young, Dena O’Leary and Mike Bernath followed the winner.
The first-ever Husband/Wife, Boyfriend/Girfriend Figure 8
Train race was held, giving the ladies the wheel of the first car (the car with
the engine) in the 2 cars chained together.
The men were in the back car, which had only brakes. The event was quite entertaining and on the
final lap, Tom O’Leary IV/Chelsea Goro stole the win from Tom’s parents, Tom
O’Leary III and Dena O’Leary, who spun just before the finish line, allowing
their son and his girlfriend to grab the victory. Mom and Dad finished second, early leaders
Barb Kelley/Howard Kelley were third, Tom O’Leary Jr. and his daughter, Tammy,
were fourth, Lonnie York and Tiffany Lyons fifth and Paul and Katie Duffin
Toledo Speedway now prepares for the Great Lakes Helicopters
Glass City 200 Late Model invitational Saturday, October 1 and the National
Championship weekend October 15-16. The
USAC Silver Crown Series will run the Rollie Beale 150 on Saturday the 15th,
while the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards championship 200, presented
by Federated Car Care, takes the green flag Sunday, October 16.
For all the details concerning these 3 events, log onto www.arcaracing.com and www.toledospeedway.com. Tickets are now on sale for all events by
calling the track office at 419-727-1100.