MARCH 26, 2021 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN

MARCH 26, 2021 FLAT ROCK/TOLEDO SPEEDWAY BULLETIN

THIS BULLETIN SHOULD GET YOU UP TO DATE ON THE SEASON…BE SURE TO READ THROUGH IT!

**A reminder for Flat Rock pad rentals!  Save $50 by April 1….and get a free pit pass to one of the practice days!   The form is now posted on the track’s home page under Racer Info. tab. If you paid for your pad in 2020, we have transferred that to 2021, unless you contact us and tell us otherwise. 

TIRES:  Tire prices will be $122 for D800’s and $147 for 3035 and 3045’s THROUGH APRIL 24.  After April 24, pricing will be $125 for D800’s and $150 for 3035 and 3045’s.  Tires are available now at the Toledo office; call Scott to set up a time to meet him there; 419-727-1100.  **Tires will be available at Flat Rock beginning with the Saturday, April 10 Registration and Inspection Day.

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.  Brian will be there to mount tires also.  **CALL SCOTT IF YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR CAR FOR INSPECTION…thank you!

TRACK RENTALS: We have the ambulance issue worked out at Flat Rock.  Beginning April 1, we can take bookings for testing.  The fee is $475 for 4 hours, and $825 for 8 hours.  This is a $25 increase over 2020 pricing.  The Monroe County Ambulance (MCA) will be staffing our Flat Rock events. 7 DAY ADVANCE NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO BOOK TESTING..

TOLEDO; We are close to completing an agreement for an ambulance at Toledo; at this point in time, there will be no private testing at Toledo.  The number of ambulance companies has dwindled, and the quotes we are getting are double; and, they do not have enough staffing to cover testing.  We will continue to work on this issue…

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.

As of today, March 26, 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. 

With limits on the grandstands, the gate from the pits to the grandstands at both tracks will 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.

**For both the pit area and grandstand, the safety protocols in place include face coverings upon entry, social distancing and hand sanitizing.

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.

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 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 is also required to be completed when applying for the license.  They will also be located under the Racer Info tab.  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).

Corrigan Race Fuels (Flat Rock) and Bazell Race Fuels (Toledo) will continue their support and sponsorship, with Sunoco race fuel the official fuel.   Pricing stays at $8 per gallon as of March 26.  FiveStar RaceCar Bodies is also back as a contingency sponsor for the Late Model Sportsman and Street Stock classes.

Innovative Fluids, LLC will add to the winner’s purse total for each feature event of “weekly” racing at Flat Rock Speedway for the 2021 season.  The company, located in Milan, MI will post bonus money for each feature race winner for weekly events for the ARCA Outlaw Super Late Models, Street Stocks and Figure 8’s at the ¼ mile paved oval.

The Outlaw Super Late Models will collect a $150 bonus, while the Figure 8’s and Street Stocks will see a $100 bonus for their “weekly” events.  The Street Stock B Main winners will get a $25 bonus for each 2021 event.  The bonus does not apply to special event feature races.  Thank you to Steve Peters, “retired” Late Model driver!

**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.

FLAT ROCK, TOLEDO SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS

At Toledo, the Saturday, May 22 event will see The Vault ARCA Factory Stock feature at 5 p.m., followed by General Tire Pole Qualifying for the ARCA Menards Series Stock Cars.  The R & M Recycling Late Model Sportsman feature will get the green flag at 6:30, while the Herr’s Potato Chips 200 for the ARCA Menards Series will begin at 8 p.m.  Gate times and practice times will be announced soon for all divisions.

Flat Rock has moved The Vault Enduro 250 from Saturday, June 19 to Saturday, June 12.  The June 12 event, the Corrigan Race Fuels 400, will see a 100 lap feature for the ARCA DTS Drive Train Specialists Street Stocks, the 250 lap Enduro and 25 lap features for the MCR Dwarf Cars (Steve Martin Memorial) and the Bandoleros.  The TKC Go-Karts will stage exhibition races prior to the event.

Saturday, June 19 will see the Street Stocks added to this date.  The VanDoorn Racing Development 100 for the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s Late Models will highlight the evening.  The CRA Jr. Late Models and Bandoleros will also be in action.

Flat Rock’s first 3 shows-Saturdays, May 1, May 8 and May 15-all have a 4 p.m. start time. 

TICKET INFORMATION ANNOUNCED

Both tracks are adjusting as the pandemic orders/actions are in effect.  At Flat Rock, the front gates and tickets go on sale each race day 2 hours prior to the race event until further notice. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Advance ticket sales will be conducted for the 2 School Bus events at Flat Rock.  Those will go on sale 30 days prior to each race-July 3 and September 4 are the dates for the bus shows.  Additional details will be announced soon.

Toledo’s first event of the season is the Central Avenue Truck Parts School Bus Figure 8 race Sunday afternoon, May 16.  The Late Model Sportsman, Factory Stocks and a Boat Figure 8 race are also on the race card.  The spectator gates will open at Noon and racing begins at 2 p.m. 

Until further notice, advance tickets for each race at Toledo will go on sale 30 days prior to each event.  Again, additional details will be announced soon.

**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 to the registration day, the practices and get ready!

 

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