MARCH, 2021 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN (3-6-21)
MARCH, 2021 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN (3-6-21)
Tuesday, March 2, the State of Michigan announced that outdoor venues can have a maximum capacity of 1,000; the State of Ohio and the Lucas County Health Department have announced a 30% capacity limit for outdoor venues. We are now, at this point, ready to open up both tracks for racing this season!
With limits on the grandstands, the gate from the pits to the grandstands at both tracks be locked. If we can adjust this, we certainly will. We did this at Toledo last season.
We ask that everyone keeps in mind that the schedules are tentative based on the restrictions from both the states of Michigan and Ohio and the local health departments that may be in place at that time. We will follow the orders set forth and remain in compliance at both venues. We are hopeful that these restrictions will be eased even more as the vaccine program makes progress.
REGISTRATION/INSPECTION/TIRE SALES/FUEL SALES/PAD RENTAL DAY AT FLAT ROCK! This is new for 2021: Saturday, April 10, we will be at the track, so you can get ready for the season. Time will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show up and get things done ahead of time…get your car through tech and you will be first out on the track for practice day! Take care of these things on this day! It will be held rain or shine.
The first practices of the season at Flat Rock are Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24. The first race is scheduled for Saturday, May 1. The first 3 Saturday races at Flat Rock-May 1, May 8 and May 15-all have a start time of 4 p.m. PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF THIS—again, new for 2021.
Toledo: First practice is Wednesday, May 12, and the first race is Sunday afternoon, May 16. School Bus Figure 8 race, plus Late Model Sportsman, Factory Stocks and a Boat Figure 8 race.
TRACK RENTALS: We are still in negotiations for an ambulance firm to work with at both tracks. We’ll make this short; the firm we were using went out of business, the number of ambulance companies has dwindled, and the quotes we are getting are nearly DOUBLE….so, we are trying to work on this issue as we speak. It does pose a problem for track rentals…we will race and have practice days, we just need to keep working on this…stay tuned.
TIME SCHEDULES FOR 2021: Flat Rock, Saturdays May 1, 8 and 15: Pits open at 12:30, practice at 2, racing at 4. First practice session-10 laps; second session is your qualifying session also. 6 laps. When we go to night racing for weekly shows: Pits open at 3:30, practice at 5, race at 7. Special events will have different opening times and some additional practice time. We may open the pits a bit earlier for the first week or 2…we’ll let you know.
Toledo: Sunday, May 16: Pits open at 10 a.m., practice at Noon, racing at 2. Times for the other events will be announced prior to each event.
ADVANCE INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES: For the 2 bus races at Flat Rock, tickets will go on sale 30 days prior to the two (2) School Bus Figure 8 races (July 3, September 4). For Toledo, each event will follow this same format; tickets go on sale 30 days prior to each event. ALL tickets for each Toledo race are general admission only.
Flat Rock “weekly” show are $15 for adults, children 6-12 are $5 and 5 and under are free. Special event pricing will be announced soon. Toledo pricing will also be announced soon.
2021 PIT PASSES: ALL Practice day pit passes are $20 each. ALL events at both tracks (except the Glass City 200) for weekly divisions and the Enduros, will be $20 ARCA member, $35 non-member.
The Flat Rock pad rental form is now posted on the track’s home page under Racer Info. tab. Save $$ and get a free pit pass to one of the pre-season practices if paid by April 1. If you paid for your pad in 2020, we have transferred that to 2021, unless you contact us and tell us otherwise. **We are filling up quickly! Be sure to get the form and payment in as soon as possible! New pad rentals will be on a first-come, first-serve basis as available.
The 2021 Enduro entry blank is also now posted under the Racer Info. tab.
*The 2021 W-9 form is also posted; you MUST fill this out and have on file with us prior to your first race and going to the payoff window. Take the time to do this now.
The 2021 ARCA license applications are available on each of the track’s webpages and is located under the Racer Info tab. The COVID waiver and release form, along with the HIPPA form, are also required to be completed when applying for the license. They will also be located under the Racer Info tab. License apps will be processed and sent out in early March. Again, take care of this paperwork item now and avoid waiting in line at pit sign-in at the practices or the first race.
Car numbers: If you are new to the tracks or need a different number, call Scott to get one assigned to you.
2021 Rules: 2021 rule book is now posted, located under Racer Info. tab. There is only 1 change from 2020, and that is for the Late Models: The 30-degree angle measurement for the C pillar will be eliminated.
**JUST A REMINDER as noted in the 2020 rule changes; quiet your car down! DECIBEL LIMIT IS 97 DB….quiet your cars down! Your family members and friends, and our fans, are up in the stands..think about that. And now in effect for 2021…..
14 and 15 year old new drivers: If you fall into this category, please remember there are eligibility requirements to meet prior to competing and receiving an ARCA license: In-person meeting with track officials; driver background/resume provided; private on-track test session with track official observer(s); all membership forms, minor’s release completed and on file with the office. Call if you have questions on this matter.
THANK YOU to Moran Chevrolet (Flat Rock Outlaw Super Late Models), DTS Drive Train Specialists (Street Stocks), The Vault Antiques and Treasures (Enduro and Factory Stocks) and R & M Recycling (Late Model Sportsman). Additional announcements will be made as secured.
Corrigan Race Fuels (Flat Rock) and Bazell Race Fuels (Toledo) will continue their support and sponsorship, with Sunoco race fuel the official fuel. Pricing will be announced when secured, as will details of the sponsorships. FiveStar RaceCar Bodies is also back as a contingency sponsor for the Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock classes.
**2021 SCHEDULES are posted. You can find them under the schedule/results tab, under the Racer info tab (print version here) and on the right margin of the home pages of both of the track websites. ** The pocket schedules should be ready the first week of April.
**The 2 tracks will flip nights for 2 weekends; Flat Rock will run Fridays, May 21 and July 16; Toledo will run Saturdays, May 22 and July 17 is the Anniversary Show…more details soon!
GET READY! Get your paperwork completed, we are guessing most of you had your cars ready last year! Get to the Registration Day at Flat Rock and the pre-season practices at both tracks…Stay warm, stay safe, stay healthy. Racing Season is here!!!!