Toledo, Ohio—August 29, 2018: 2013 Glass City winner Dennis Strickland (pictured above in 2013), newly-crowned ARCA Late Model champ Frank Jiovani, Toledo native Nick Bailey and third-generation driver Jack Varney Jr. are the first group of entries for the Outlaw Late Model 100, part of the 30th Anniversary of the Central Transport Glass City 200 presented by the Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Courtyard by Marriott at Toledo Speedway Saturday, September 15.
The 200 laps of racing format will see 2 divisions of Late Models in competition for the 2018 edition of the prestigious race. JR Roahrig (outlaw Late Models) and Johnny VanDoorn (ARCA/CRA Late Models) are the defending race winners of the Glass City event.
Strickland’s win came in a 200 lap event format for the outlaw Late Models back in 2013, piloting his own car in a huge upset win. Dennis will now be behind the wheel of a PB Fabrication car as a teammate to Nick Bailey. Jiovani picked up his first-ever Toledo win in June in a 100 lap Gold Cup race and has captured the ARCA Gold Cup titles back to back in 2017 and 2018. Varney Jr. has returned to the Late Model ranks in his familiar #116.
The entry lists for both groups will be posted after the Labor Day holiday weekend in the next race box on the Toledo website home page.
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 100 lap main events on the fast ½ mile paved oval. The ARCA/CRA race is part of the 2018 “Chase” for the Championship.
Friday, September 14 optional rig parking only will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be no on-track action.
Saturday, September 15, race day begins with the pit gates opening at 10 a.m. Practice will go from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on a rotating basis for the 2 groups of 30 minutes for each session. Qualifying will begin at 5 p.m., with the outlaw-bodied Late Models shooting for the $500 LV Alliance Fast Qualifier bonus. An on-track autograph session will take place at 6 and racing begins at 7 p.m.
A rain date of Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m. has been established.
Tickets are now on sale, both general admission and reserved. Call 419-727-1100 to purchase tickets.
Lap money sponsorship is also available at $5 per lap for both 100 lap contests. Senneker Performance (20 laps), Northwest Trailer of Toledo (20 laps), Canaan Companies of Toledo (20 laps), A & D Auto Parts of Toledo (20 laps), Earnest Performance of Mooresville, NC (40 laps) and Performance Images (10 laps) have signed on as lap money sponsors. The Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club has posted a $25 bonus to lead lap 50 of the outlaw race. Call the track to add your name to the lap sponsor list!
In addition to the $500 LV Alliance Fast time bonus, Penske Shocks will award a $250 product certificate to the winner, while DTS Drive Train Specialists will dole out five (5) $50 product certificates in a random draw for the outlaw Late Models.
Additional sponsors for the Central Transport Glass City 200 include R & M Recycling, Penske Shocks, Bazell Race Fuels, Sunoco Race Fuels, First Care Ambulance, DTS Drive Train Specialists and Cassens Transport.