Toledo, Ohio—August 3, 2018: Richard Wilder was victorious in the Drag/Modified class, while Ryan Clair from Columbus, OH took the Stock division in the final night of the Street Drags at Toledo Speedway Friday evening. The concept of Drive It In and Race It, in its first season at the track, will be on the schedule again in 2019.
Kia Brown became the first female competitor, taking her boyfriend’s newly-purchased 2008 BMW through the 300 foot strip on Toledo’s front straight. Brown then challenged Elijah Nocon for the fastest time with the car, with honors going to Nocon.
Wilder repeated his win from July as the Toledo resident took his 2017 Chevy SS to an undefeated evening of competition, topping Nocon, as well as Tony Tafelske in a purpose-built Chevy Nova dragster.
Ryan Clair topped Mike Grehl’s Ford Ranger, Kyle Spitnale’s Chevy Silverado and Griffin Baros-King in his Honda CRV to claim the “Stock” division. Clair’s ride is a Chevy Camaro. Baros-King, who is from New York, stopped in and was planning on being just a spectator, but became a competitor after watching for a few minutes!
The 2019 schedule will be released in early January. Plans are already in the works for this style of racing, as well as the traditional oval track events.