Toledo Speedway to Host ASA STARS National Tour for Historic Glass City 200
Toledo, OH (Thursday, April 13, 2023) - On Monday, April 10th, the ARCA organization announced that advanced tickets had gone on sale for all events scheduled at both Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, Michigan and Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio. That means fans can now ensure their attendance at the historic Glass City 200 featuring the ASA STARS National Tour in their inaugural season.
The Glass City 200 has a rich history with race fans and Toledo Speedway dating back to 1968. The first contest, held on October 20th of that year was won by Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, Joy Fair. Since then, names like Bob Senneker, Joe Ruttman, Tim Felver, Jack Landis, Brian Campell, Augie Grill, Tyler, and J.R. Roahrig have all won the event. In 1977 the race was contested for the last time until 1999 when the race was resurrected and Tim Felver was victorious. In 2017, a change came to the Glass City 200 when it was no longer a 200 lap Outlaw Super Late Model race exclusively, but rather became a 100 lap Outlaw Super Late Model contest and a 100 lap Template Late Model show, thus keeping the namesake of Glass City 200.
With the sanction of Champion Racing Association the first Template Late Model variation of the Glass City 200 was won by 2007 All American 400 Champion, Johnny VanDoorn. The namesake behind VanDoorn Racing Development, VanDoorn took the lead on lap 29 and never looked back on his way to the win. Harold Fair, Jr, Tyler Ankrum, Hunter Jack, and Brett Robinson rounded out the top five of the inaugural Glass City 200 for Template Late Models.
Since 2017, drivers like Tyler Ankrum, VanDoorn again in 2019, Carson Hocevar, Blake Rowe, and William Sawalich have gone to victory lane in the Template Late Model portion of the Glass City 200. New for 2023, the Glass City 200 now has become a Template Late Model exclusive event with sanctioning from the ASA STARS National Tour.
Part of the 10-race inaugural season, the Glass City 200 from Toledo Speedway represents the final third of the schedule before the series heads for the Winchester and All American 400 races to end the season. The race is also the second of three regional races within the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS territory; the first being the Redbud 400 from Anderson Speedway on Saturday, July 15th, and the final being the Winchester 400 on Sunday, October 15th.
Fans have already witnessed the season-opener for the ASA STARS National Tour on March 11th from 5 Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL. The thrilling 200 lap race saw some of the best Late Model drivers in the country go head-to-head for 200 laps, with a dramatic finish that fans are still talking about today. Those same drivers and that same excitement are expected to be on display for the Glass City 200 in September at Toledo Speedway.
Advanced tickets for the Glass City 200 are on sale now at ToldeoSpeedway.com. Adult General Admission tickets are just $31 and Children 6-12 are just $6. For additional ticket information, visit ToledoSpeedway.com or find Toledo Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information on Champion Racing Association, the ASA/CRA Super Series Powered by JEGS, or the Glass City 200, log onto www.CRA-Racing.com. Find CRA: Champion Racing Association on Facebook and follow @CRARacing on Twitter.
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at www.starsnationaltour.com, and be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuts in 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced in October, many of the best drivers in America are expected to compete in the 10-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The national series is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
Story - Zach Hiser
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