Toledo, Ohio—September 12, 2017: An impressive list of entries have been received for the 29th running of the Central Transport Glass City 200 presented by the Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Courtyard by Marriott at Toledo Speedway Saturday, September 16.
The 200 has a new 1-day race format and 2 divisions of Late Models in competition for the 2017 edition of the prestigious race.
Both groups of Late Models will run 100 lap features, with each race paying $5000 to win and $800 to start. The total purse exceeds $60,000. The outlaw-bodied Late Models and the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s stock-bodied Late Models will each battle in main events on the fast ½ mile paved oval.
Terry Senneker Jr., Steve Needles, Brandon Lyons and Harold Fair Jr. lead the current crop of entries received for the Outlaw Late Model 100 lap contest, which stands at 27 cars as of Tuesday afternoon. Several additional entries are still expected.
A group of drivers with local ties have entered the ARCA/CRA Super Series 100 lap event for Toledo’s final race of the season. Recently-crowned Flat Rock/Toledo ARCA Aramark Late Model Sportsman champ Howard Kelley Jr., fellow competitor and teammate Tom O’Leary IV and outlaw Late Model star Harold Fair Jr. have added their names to the list.
Defiance, OH driver Hope Hornish is also entered, as well as Eagle River, WI driver Natalie Decker, putting two female drivers in the field for the CRA 100 as 22 cars are entered to date.
Fans can save $5 on advance ticket purchases for the 200. Both general admission and reserved tickets are on sale now by calling the track at 419-727-1100. The advance sale ends at 5 p.m. Friday, September 15.
The updated entry lists are now posted in the next race box on Toledo’s home page at www.toledospeedway.com.
2-time track champion and 2009 Glass City race winner Dave Kuhlman will serve as the Grand Marshal. Kuhlman will be honored in pre-race ceremonies for the 200 Saturday, September 16. All past Glass City 200 winners have also been invited to the race and will be introduced to the crowd.
The outlaw 100 lap event will also be the final point race for the Sweet Manufacturing Outlaw Super Late Model Series, which is made up of 6 races in 3 states. The $20,000 point fund will award $2000 to the champion.
DTS Drive Train Specialists has posted five-$50 product/service certificates in a random draw for the event for the outlaw Late Model portion, while Penske Shocks will award a $250 product certificate to the winner.
Friday, September 15 rig parking, tire sales, pit pass sales and tech for the outlaw-bodied Late Models will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be no on-track action. All pit pass purchasers on Friday will receive a complimentary dinner, courtesy of LaChalupa and El Camino Restaurants of Toledo. The dinner will be served in the Speedway Bar and Grille Friday from 6-7:30 p.m.
Race day begins with the pit gates opening at 10 a.m. Practice will go from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a rotating basis for the 2 groups for a total of 90 minutes each. Qualifying will begin at 5 p.m., with the outlaw-bodied Late Models shooting for the $500 Passtime Fast Qualifier bonus, while the ARCA/CRA cars will run for the $500 PlayZone of Toledo fast time bonus. An on-track autograph session will take place at 6 and racing begins at 7 p.m.
A rain date of Sunday, September 17 at 1 p.m. has been established.
Additional sponsors for the Central Transport Glass City 200 include R & M Recycling, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco Race Fuels, First Care Ambulance, DTS Drive Train Specialists and Cassens Transport.