Toledo, Ohio: Defending race winner JR Roahrig has filed his entry for the Outlaw Late Model 100 lap event for 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 total purse for the 30th running of this prestigious event 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.
Roahrig, the Plymouth, IN driver, has plenty of fast opponents as JR looks to repeat his 2017 victory. JR’s son, Tyler, has entered and is one of the top outlaw Late Model racers in the Midwest. JR captured the event in the 200 lap format back in 2014, while Tyler notched his first Glass City win in 2016, the last 200 lap race before the switch in formats to a pair of 100 lap races for both groups in 2017.
A strong field is beginning to form as Andy Bozell, Phil Bozell, Dennis Rederstorf, rookie Albert Francis, Nick Grodi and surprise entrant Johnny VanDoorn have added their names to the Outlaw Late Model field. VanDoorn, the defending race winner for the ARCA/CRA stock-bodied Late Model portion of the Glass City last year, will be making a rare start in the #50 machine. Grodi, Scott Hantz and VanDoorn are pulling double duty and will compete in both 100 lap contests.
The ARCA/CRA 100 lap event entry list includes VanDoorn, Brian Campbell, current CRA point leaders Josh Brock, Austin Kunert, Hunter Jack, Jon Beach and Logan Runyon, local favorites Harold Fair Jr., Kyle Crump and Michael Simko, California teenagerTyler Ankrum and Wisconsin hot shoe Dennis Prunty.
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), Performance Images (10 laps) and Paul and Iris Anton (4 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.
The pre-entry lists for both groups are located in the next race box on the Toledo Speedway home page.