FLAT ROCK-TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN (1-13-17)

This is our second winter bulletin of the season. We will post one for each month through March. The winter office for both tracks is at Toledo: 419-727-1100.

W-9 forms: The 1099’s will be mailed. Winnings go to the driver. **IF that is different, you must fill out the form. Call Scott with questions: 419-727-1100.

I-75 Construction: I-75 Southbound from the Rouge River Bridge to Northline Road will be closed for the next 2 years starting in February! Northbound traffic will be open. Make alternate plans for your best route to Flat Rock and Toledo!

***Toledo Schedule changes: The Friday, May 12 event at Toledo has been removed from the schedule. The Late Model Sportsman have now been added to the June 2 date; Fan Club Night is July 14; the Thunder Roadsters will move to July 28. The Figure 8’s have been added to the Saturday, August 5 show. The fireworks show at Toledo has been approved for the Sat. July 1 event. **Practice day has been put on schedule for Tuesday, May 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. *The revised schedule is now posted on the Toledo web page. Click on the schedule/result tab.

The Flat Rock schedule remains unchanged at this time.

Car Numbers: If you need a new number for any class, contact the office. We work with everyone on the number deal. **Please remember---contrasting colors…light doors, dark number. Dark doors, light number! No reflective numbers, please. 2 digit numbers—leave some space between them…thanks for the help with this item!

Cancer Benefit Dinner: will be held for Tom Shinn, a former racer and track official on Sunday. February 12 from to 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Taylor Masonic Center Golden Ark Lodge #595, 23263 Goddard Road in Taylor. Donation is $10 for spaghetti dinner, with drinks for a donation. For information, contact Shonda Harbin at 313-743-2183.

Racer Reunion: is set for Saturday, March 25 from Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free, everyone is welcome! There will be thousands of photos and race memorabilia….bring a retired racer and yourself to this event! It’s at the Speedway Bar and Grille in Toledo. **New for this year—at 3 p.m., several special guests will arrive—watch the website next week for more details.

And Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26 the Motor City Hot Rod and Racing Expo will take place at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI. We will have a booth at this event…more details to follow.

Flat Rock pad rentals: The form will be posted on the track webpage under forms by the end of this month. Be sure to check it out.

**The 2 tracks will switch nights for 2 weekends for 2017: Toledo will run Saturday, July 1; Flat Rock will run Sunday, July 2. August 4 and 5 will also see the tracks switch nights. Flat Rock Friday, Toledo Saturday. Check the schedule for the divisions in action on those dates.

Championship rain dates: The decision has been made to have ONE rain date for each “weekly” division championship night. If that also rains out, the point races are over. Flat Rock’s Late Model and Figure 8 championships are August 19; rain date is Aug. 26; The Street Stock Championship is Aug. 26; rain date is September 9. . More details will follow. Toledo’s Late Model Sportsman and Factory Stock champ nights are August 25; rain date is Sept. 1. All the information is included on the schedule.

The 2017 membership forms are now up on the web pages and can be found under forms. There is no increase in membership fees.

2017 banquet date is Friday, November 3 at Crystal Gardens in Southgate, MI.

Sponsorship announcements will be coming soon….check the website and facebook and we will keep you updated as we move closer to racing season! **If you are going to Daytona, it would be wise to get your membership before you go…….

 

 

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