Remembering Paul Young

Remembering Paul Young

Paul Young, whose racing career in ARCA sanctioned events and divisions spanned four decades, passed away at his home in Toledo recently at the age of 62.


Paul Young was most readily associated with his car #23 which he drove early in his career at both Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways in ARCA Street Stock, then ARCA Late Model competition. He became car owner and crew chief for his son Mike Young, whose driving career began in the ARCA 4-Cylinder class. Mike Young’s success on track included 13 feature wins, 4th all-time, in the ARCA Sportsman division at Toledo Speedway, where he won track championships in 2015 and 2019 and the 2018 Silver Cup championship. Paul Young also was a team owner for Mike in both the ARCA Menards Series and the ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series, where he also fielded trucks driven by Brian Norton, Matt Hall and Brian Nester. Most recently Paul Young was a sought-after crew member, working with race teams at both Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways.


Paul Young was introduced to racing by his father, who was a drag racer. His first race was at Flat Rock in the ARCA Street Stock division in 1987. Paul maintained an active presence in the sport and at Flat Rock and Toledo throughout the years and was at Flat Rock as recently as April 15. He was a career auto body repair specialist for over 40 years, at one time owning Glass City Chassis and subsequently working at White Family Collision and most recently at the Jeep assembly plant.


A celebration of life has been scheduled for August 11 at Toledo Speedway to coincide with the racing program that night.

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