Toledo, Ohio—September 13, 2017: Defending Glass City 200 race winner Tyler Roahrig and his father, JR, also a former winner of this race, are now entered 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 Plymouth, IN father-son duo will join a list of 30 other entries for the outlaw Late Model 100 lap contest, while the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s stock-bodied Late Models will compete in the other 100 lap feature under the new format for the 200 this season. A strong field for both classes of Late Models will battle on the ½ mile paved oval for top honors in this prestigious event.
The ARCA/CRA field has some heavy hitters also on the entry list-Senoia, GA ace Bubba Pollard, Michigan stars Johnny VanDoorn, Harold Fair Jr., spring Toledo race winner Brian Campbell and 3-time CRA champ Scott Hantz are also looking for the victory. The new Championship format for ARCA/CRA has 4 slots open, but 1 is filled. Dalton Armstrong is the lone driver in the title race, which is at Winchester, IN in October. 4 drivers will be battling for the 3 slots still open—VanDoorn, Wes Griffith Jr. and rookies Logan Runyon and Hunter Jack. All are entered for the Toledo event.
Each race will pay $5000 to win and $800 to start. The total purse exceeds $60,000.
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. 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.