Toledo Speedway

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Toledo Speedway
LocationToledo, Ohio
Coordinates41°43′0″N 83°30′41″W / 41.71667°N 83.51139°W / 41.71667; -83.51139Coordinates: 41°43′0″N 83°30′41″W / 41.71667°N 83.51139°W / 41.71667; -83.51139
Capacity20,000
OwnerARCA, City of Toledo
OperatorARCA
Broke ground1962
Opened1963[1]
Construction cost$250,000
Major eventsARCA Racing Series
Menards 200
Oval
SurfaceAsphalt
Length.5 mi (.804 km)
Banking12-13° (Turns 1/2), 11° (Turns 3-4)
Race lap record15.860 (Justin Lofton, Dodge, 2008, ARCA)

Toledo Speedway is a racetrack located in Toledo, Ohio. It is owned jointly by Roy Mott and ARCA President Ron Drager. It is operated by ARCA and run as the sister track to Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, Michigan.

Weekly program[edit]

Started in 1960, Toledo Speedway was paved in 1964. In 1978 it was sold to Thomas "Sonny" Adams Sr. The speedway was reacquired by ARCA in 1999. Toledo Speedway also features the weekly racing divisions of Sportsman, on the half-mile, and Figure 8, Factory Stock, and four cylinders on a quarter-mile track inside the big track. They also have a series of races with Outlaw Bodied Late Models that includes four 100-lap races and ends with Glass City 200. The track hosts the “Fastest Short track show in the world” which features winged sprints, and winged Super Modifieds on the half mile.[2] The Biggest race of the year was The Glass City 200 Late Model race from 1968-1977. This race discontinued with the sale mentioned above. It was resumed in 1999.

Winners[edit]

1968-Joy Fair 1969-Joe Ruttman 1970-Bob Senneker 1971-Bob Senneker 1972-Danny Byrd 1973-Joe Ruttman 1974-John Anderson 1975-Jim Bickerstaff 1976-Ed Cooper 1977-Bob Senneker 1999-Tim Felver 2000-Tim "Iceman" Ice 2001-Junior Hanley 2002-Steve Sauve 2003-Steve Sauve 2004-Steve Sauve 2005-John Doering, Jr. 2006-Jack Landis 2007-Brian Campbell 2008-Harold Fair, Jr. 2009-Dave Kuhlman 2010-Harold Fair, Jr. 2011-Augie Grill 2012-Terry Senneker, Jr. 2013-Dennis Strickland

National events[edit]

As of 2016, the track currently has one ARCA Racing Series date. The race is held on a Sunday afternoon in May for the ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards, and ARCA Truck Series race is held the Saturday beforehand.

USAC holds a National Midget and Sprint tours event at the track.

ASA Late Model Series in April and CRA Super Series in May.

List of ARCA Winners[edit]

Frank Kimmel 9, Bobby Bowsher 5, Tom Bowsher 4, Chris Buescher 4, Bruce Gould 4, Ken Schrader 4, Dave Dayton 3, Iggy Katona 3, Benny Parsons 3, Bob Strait 3, Jack Bowsher 2, Moose Myers 2, Les Snow 2. Tied with 1 each - Blaise Alexander, Justin Allgaier, Chuck Barnes, Jr., Ken Butler III, Matt Carter, Jim Cushman, Ty Dillon, Joy Fair, Woody Fisher, Ed Hage, Andy Hampton, Ron Hutcherson, Bob Keselowski, Parker Kligerman, Larry LaMay, Justin Lofton, Michael McDowell, Howard Rose, Ramo Stott, Scott Stovall, Bill Venturini, Bobby Watson, Dave Weltmeyer.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20120513130909/http://arcaracing.com/tracks_detail.php?track_id=212, archived from the original on 2012-05-13 Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ C J Landry (June 16, 2004), Speed's the word at the speedway, The Blade, p. 6927
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-13. Retrieved 2013-03-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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