Toledo, Ohio—March 5, 2019: Toledo Speedway, in conjunction with WNWO-NBC 24 of Toledo, have joined forces for a Classic Car Show Friday, April 26. An Indy 500 ticket give-away will be part of the Friday festivities and the night will conclude with parade laps around the big ½ mile paved oval for participating car show attendees. The show will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
WNWO, the local NBC affiliate, is the new home for the television broadcast of the Indy 500. The car show will take place out on the track Friday night, featuring music, entertainment, food and beverages.
Indianapolis 500 Historian Donald Davidson will be on hand for a question and answer session Friday night in the banquet room of the Toledo Speedway Bar/Grille. The official Indy 500 pace car will also be on the grounds for the event.
The Friday night show leads into the open wheel race card of the USAC Silver Crown Cars and a Non-Wing Sprint race, all part of the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Rollie Beale Classic presented by Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Parts Stores, set for Saturday, April 27.
All cars clubs are invited to participate in this event. For further information, please contact the track at 419-727-1100.
Tickets will also be on sale for the Saturday night race card, which features the USAC Silver Crown Champ Car Series 100 lap race and a 50 lap Non-Wing Sprint Car race on the same race card.
A Vintage Race Car Exhibition will be part of the Saturday activities, along with an open-wheel Racer’s Reunion.
The race will pay tribute to the late Rollie Beale, a Toledo native. Rollie was the 1973 USAC Sprint Car champion and a former USAC Series director.
Race time for April 27 is set for 6 p.m. A rain date of the following day, Sunday, April 28 at 1 p.m. has been established.