Glass City 200 set for Toledo track

Central Transport will return as the title sponsor of the 33rd running of the Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway.  

The prestigious race is set for Saturday, September 18 at the fast half-mile paved oval. Tickets will be available online at or by calling the track at 419-727-1100.  All seating is general admission for the event.  Add $1 per ticket for online purchases.

A pair of 100 lap contests are on the slate for the annual event, as the ARCA/CRA Super Series Powered by Jeg’s stock-bodied Late Models and the Outlaw-bodied Super Late Models hit the track in separate 100 lap feature races. CRA’s Junior Late Models, featuring tomorrow’s rising stars in full-bodied cars, will also be in action, with the Toledo event serving as their Season Championship.

Spectator gates open will open at 1 p.m.  Race time is set for 5 p.m.  The complete time schedule for the day will be announced soon.

Current NASCAR Truck Series driver Carson Hocevar (ARCA/CRA Super Series Late Models) and Steve Needles (Outlaw Super Late Models) are the defending race winners of the Glass City 200.


School bus races

On August 13, the R & M Recycling School Bus Figure 8 race highlighted the Friday night action and entertainment at Toledo Speedway.  

Despite a flooding downpour at 5 p.m., the rain stopped after about 30 minutes, the sun peaked out and the track drying process began.  Four-time NASCAR Cup Series winner and Toledo fan favorite Ken Schrader took part in the bus wars, with the win going to Dennis Whisman Jr.  Ron Allen, Craig Osenbaugh and Whisman Jr. took the stock car main events.  A good crowd turned out despite the weather issues, which pushed the start time back 30 minutes.

It was last man standing in the School Bus Figure 8 contest. Plenty of fender crunches from hits all around the track whittled the field down, with Whisman Jr. chasing Eugene Worden for the win.  With two laps to go, Worden slammed into Whisman while leading, breaking the steering on his bus.  Whisman Jr. motored on to take the win over Worden, Schrader, Jack Franzil, Dave Lambert, Sam Mills and Stephanie Bradley.

A great four-car battle ensued up front in the 25-lap ARCA R & M Recycling Late Model Sportsman feature.  Howard Kelley Jr. took the lead at the green, and had company from Ron Allen, Greg Stilwell and Mike Young, Grant Hedges and Kenny Sharp following in tight formation.  Allen looked high, looked low and got to Kelley’s door going down the back chute at lap 12.  Howard shut the door and Allen tucked in on the leader’s bumper.  

With two to go, Allen snuck low on Kelley in the same spot on the track and took the point.  Kelley and Stilwell tangled at the finish line on that lap, sending the No. 11 of Kelley spinning down the front straight and bringing out the yellow.  Neither driver could agree on the call, sending both cars to the tail.  Allen took off on the restart and zipped to the win.



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