It’s a one-time only deal for the season and it’s this weekend! Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways will flip race nights, with Flat Rock action Friday, August 9 and Toledo’s Saturday night special August 10 as the Glass City oval celebrates its 60th Anniversary.

It’s a Friday night race special Friday, August 9 at Flat Rock Speedway. For just this week, there will be no Saturday night racing. Friday is UAW Local 3000 Night and Kids Night! All kids to age 12 will be admitted FREE and receive a FREE hot dog! On the track, the ARCA Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Figure 8’s return to action as well as the ARCA DTS Drive Train Specialists Street Stocks. Race #3 of The Vault Antiques and Treasures 250 lap Enduro Series is also on the race card.

The pit gates open at 4 p.m., practice begins at 5:30, and the front gates and ticket office will also open at that time. Practice will be followed by qualifying. Race time is 7:30 p.m. for the Friday night special.


Saturday night, August 10, Toledo Speedway will host the track’s 60th Anniversary Celebration presented by Miller Lite and NWO Beverage. 5 divisions of race cars will be in action, a Racer’s Reunion will take place and the concession stands will feature $1 hot dogs, pop and popcorn all night long. The first 300 adults through the front gate will receive a Miller Lite hat, and the Pepsi Summer Giveaway promotion will also be a part of the many festivities surrounding this Saturday night special event.

The ARCA Late Model Gold Cup Series/Main Event Series will battle in a 60 lap race on the fast ½ mile paved oval. The ARCA Late Model Sportsman will also be in action on the ½ mile, while the ARCA Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Figure 8’s, The Vault Antiques and Treasures ARCA Factory Stocks and the ARCA DTS Drive Train Specialists Street Stocks will all compete on the short track Saturday, August 10. A feature race-only format will be used for this event.

Every track champion has been invited back for this historic event. The Racer’s Reunion will also be held August 10, with photo and memorabilia displays located in the Bar and Grille Banquet hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the reunion at the Bar/Grille is free and everyone is welcome!

The Glass City oval is filled with tradition for both open-wheel and stock cars. Built by Herb Koester in 1960, the speedway started out as a dirt track and was paved the following season. Hundreds upon hundreds of drivers have competed at Toledo during its 60 year history.

Drivers Danny Byrd, Harold Cook, Dave Kuhlman, Chuck Hall, Tommy Adams, Rob Liaeff, Joe Hawes, Bob Studt, Jim Froling, Howard Kelley Jr., Ron Allen, Jerry and Herman Meloche, Henry Tatreau and many more are expected to be on hand to take part in the Anniversary events of the day.

The pit gates will open at 1:30 p.m. Practice begins at 4, time trials will follow and the show begins at 7 p.m.

There is no advance ticket sale or phone orders for this event. All tickets will go on sale at 4 p.m. when the front gates and ticket office open on race day.


Dodd C.

Why just 60 laps for the ARCA Gold Cup cars? It was originally slated for

100 laps.

Ron Drager

Dodd C:

With the expected car count in the 10-15 range we have decided to adjust the number of laps for the ARCA Gold Cup Late Model feature to 60 laps, matching up with the 60th Anniversary theme of Saturday night. We will still pay the 100-lap prize money for those in the field. Hope to see you there--lots of past champions will be on hand.