RACER INFO. TAB: There is now a Racer Information tab on each of the track’s homepages. This is where you will find everything pertaining to you---memberships, schedules, entry forms, W-9 form, rules, bulletins, etc.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6 IS THE DATE for the 2nd annual Equipment Auction and Race Car and Parts Auction at Flat Rock Speedway. If you have something to sell, go to www.rolloandbrad.com for information.
WHEN MAKING A PAYMENT BY CHECK FOR TIRES, FUEL, TICKETS, PAD RENTALS OR TRACK RENTALS, MAY THEM PAYABLE TO THE TRACK…EITHER FLAT ROCK SPEEDWAY OR TOLEDO SPEEDWAY. FOR MEMBERSHIPS, MAKE THEM PAYABLE TO ARCA....THANK YOU.
*THE W-9 FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN PRIOR TO PAYOFF. It is now posted.
PIT PASSES: Cost remains same as 2018; weekly shows-$20 member, $30 non-member.
MEMBERSHIP FORMS: Cost remains same as 2018.
TIRES: Tires will be available at both tracks beginning Friday, April 5. Late Model tires are $144 each; D800 tires are $120 each; includes sales tax.
D800 TIRES: The Hoosier D800 tire is now permitted for the Late Model Sportsman, Figure 8, Street Stock and Enduro/Factory Stock classes in 2019. **Please note that the 10430 and 10435 D800 tires are the tires that are legal…no other D800 designated tires. Tires must be purchased through the tracks…The 10430 D800 26.5-15 tire chalk marks are from 84.5 to 85.5. The 10435 D800 27.0-15 tire chalk marks are 85.25 to 86.25. The Hoosier 880 tires will still be legal for competition in 2019.
FIGURE 8 TIRE MOUNTING NOTE!!!!! Per Hoosier, the D800 tires for Figure 8 racing must be mounted with the DATE TIN facing towards the center of the car.
FLAT ROCK PAD RENTALS: The form is now posted. We have received a large amount of requests from new teams….deadline is April 1 for renewal. You may fill out the form and send the payment if you are a new team…this puts you on the list for a pad. IF you do not renew by April 1, your pad may be assigned to someone else! Cost is same as 2018, and if paid by April 1, you save $50 and also receive a free pit pass to one of the practice days…..MARK IT DOWN. We are NOT mailing the form.
SPONSORS: We are very pleased to have Moran Chevrolet, Victory Lane Quick Oil Change, DTS Drive Train Specialists as the Flat Rock Late Model, Figure 8 and Street Stock title sponsors respectively. R & M Recycling returns as the Late Model Sportsman Silver Cup Sponsor, The Vault Antiques and Treasures is the new sponsor for both the Enduro and Factory Stocks,
GOLD CUP SERIES INFORMATION: We are pleased to announce Innovative Fluids as a Gold Cup sponsor for 2019, while Moran Chevrolet, DTS Drive Train Specialists, Dani’s Transport, Francis Engineering and Royal Truck and Trailer Sales return as Gold Cup Series sponsors.
*The Gold Cup entry blank will be posted next Tuesday under the Racer info. Tab on the webpages; it will also be mailed next week. Tires for the April 20 Toledo race must be purchased from Clyde Moody, the ARCA/CRA Super Series tire supplier (same as past 2 years). His contact information will be included in the Gold Cup letter, which will also be posted and mailed.
LATE MODEL GOLD CUP RACES: Due to the increasing amount of ticket and concession sales being purchased by fans on race night, checks will be given out on race night for the ARCA Late Model Gold Cup events. This is a practice that is becoming more frequent at tracks, and we will now put this procedure in place for the Gold Cup races only for 2019.
NOVI HOT ROD and EXPO SHOW: The tracks will have a display at the show, April 6-7. The location is the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi right off of I-96.
2019 TIME SAVER SCHEDULE; FLAT ROCK AND TOLEDO SPEEDWAYS
As discussed at the last few driver’s meetings in 2018, an effort to save everyone some time on most race days will be implemented for our “weekly” race shows at both tracks.
*When we are running extra laps for a class or classes (special events), we will have a bit more practice time and single car qualifying (in most cases). We post the race night schedules each week in the next race box on both track home pages.
Pit gates: 4 p.m. Practice: 5:30 Drivers meeting: 6:30 Racing: 7 p.m.
Pit gates: 5 p.m. Practice: 6:15 Drivers meeting: 7 p.m. Racing: 7:30 p.m.
The first set of hot laps will be as usual. The second set of hot laps will be 4 laps each, 4-5 cars at a time. **YOUR BEST LAP IN THE SECOND SET WILL BE YOUR QUALIFYING TIME FOR THE NIGHT. On most nights for the past couple of years, we have completed 2 sets of hot laps for each class in about 1 hour. We may have to tweak the format a bit, but this is a start.
We are basically cutting out about 4 laps of practice and sitting through all single car qualifying, while 50 fans (your family members) watch! We all lead busy lives….We’re just making it a little less time-consuming. **It will be very important for you to arrive at the track with enough time to be ready for this schedule
FLAT ROCK PRE-SEASON PRACTICE DAY ADDED: We have added a practice day at Flat Rock. It will be Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. **With the addition of the Sunday, April 28 show at the track, we expect the Saturday, April 27 practice to be very busy as several CRA/Jeg’s Series teams and ICAR Modified teams are expected to practice for their show the next day. April 13 will give you another day of practice.....we also have the Wednesday, May 1 practice on the schedule.
FUEL SPONSORS: Corrigan Race Fuels at Flat Rock and Bazell Race Fuels at Toledo will be the Sunoco Race fuel suppliers again for 2019. A $50 cash bonus program through a random draw for each race event will continue this season, as well as the cash bonus program for the top 2 fuel purchasers for the season in the Late Model, Figure 8, Street Stock and Late Model Sportsman classes. Sunoco decals must be on the car to collect the bonuses. We will have pricing as soon as we get the first delivery.
Special event tickets are now on sale. The order form will be on both web pages; click on tickets.
*The Flat Rock track office will open the first week of April on a daily basis…
The Toledo April 20 time schedule is now posted in the next race box; the Flat Rock time schedules for the month of April will go up soon.
Get your car ready for one of the practice days, get through tech, get some laps, memberships, tires and fuel and be ready for the season. *Call if you have any questions…..see you at the tracks!