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Ron Allen Wins 60th Career Flat Rock feature in LM Sportsman Silver Cup

Ron Allen, of Lincoln Park, Mich. scored his 60th feature win at Flat Rock in the 35 lap R & M Recycling Silver Cup feature race for the ARCA Aramark Late Model Sportsman division.  Ron is the leading winner among active drivers. Ron has also won 73 at Toledo making him one of only three to win over 100 races in ARCA sanctioned short track competition.

Jim Froling set quick time with a lap of  13.294. Heat race winners were Kent McCloskey #2, & Tom O’Leary IV #8

Top 10 finishers

  1. Ron Allen #69
  2. Jim Froling #46
  3. Mike Young #23
  4. Landon Schuster #118
  5. Howard Kelley Jr #11
  6. Tom O’Leary IV #8
  7. Kent McCloskey #2
  8. Andy Harding #78
  9. Greg Stilwell Jr. #47
  10. Jimmy Pankow #6

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Frank Trupiano captures Monroe News Enduro 250

Frank Trupiano #77 of Eastpointe, Mich. and Rick Bennett #8 had a terrific duel in the Monroe News Enduro 250 as the pair swapped the lead back and for the several times in the closing laps.

Trupiano took the surprising win in his Arnold Kirsch owned 4 cylinder Dodge Neon against a field of V8 powered machines. Trupiano and Kyle Worley #15 had the only 4 cylinder cars in the starting field

Top 10 finishers

  1. Frank Trupiano #77
  2. Rick Bennett #8
  3. Kyle Metdepenningen #1
  4. Troy Brehmer #42
  5. Derrick Sheppard #2
  6. Robb Remick #3
  7. Jimmy Gullett #17
  8. Nathan Sprotberry #7
  9. Kenyon Knight #21
  10. Justin Chamberlin #55

Jeff Metdepenningen scores ARCA DTS Street Stock “A” feature

Jeff Metdepenningen scored a feature win in the ARCA DTS Street Stock “A” feature Saturday night.

Jeff,  from China Twp, Mich.,   started on the front row with Dave Liaeff #28 and the pair raced side by side for several laps before Metdepenningen Jeff had Ray Morneau on his rear bumper in the closing laps, but held off the 2017 champion to score his first win of the season.  Jeff was joined in the Monroe Asphalt Winner’s Circle by his sons Kyle and Rayce on Father’s day weekend. Also present was his brother Robin, all the way from NC & his brother Dennis.

Rob Randa #67 set the Fastime Racing Engines & Parts quick time at 13.582. Unfortunately, Rob broke during his heat race and hit the wall in the first turn.

Heat races were won by Rob Moore Jr, Clarity Patton,  and Collin Barron. It was Barron’s very first win

Top 10 finishers

  1. Jeff Metdepenningen #78
  2. Ray Morneau  #03
  3. Dan Ford Jr #99
  4. Rob Moore #82
  5. Steve Searles #69
  6. Grant Hedges #48
  7. Dave Liaeff #28
  8. Clarity Patton #22
  9. Rob Moore Jr #81
  10. Jeff Luttermoser #30

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Jeremy Vanderhoof wins ARCA Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Figure 8 feature

Jeremy Vanderhoof  won the 40 lap Figure 8 Michigan Championship feature in a rather convincing manner over 2017 champion Bill Earley and Jeremy Miller.  It was Vanderhoof’s second feature win in a row.

Jeremy was joined in the Monroe Asphalt Winner’s Circle by division sponsor Jim Harrington of Victory Lane Quick Oil Change

The feature started off with a rather bizarre crash in the intersection on the warm up lap between pole sitter Joe Vanderhoof #27 and Art Vince #103.

Vanderhoof  was fast qualifier at 21.124

Top 10 finishers;

  1. Jeremy Vanderhoof #6
  2. Bill Earley #09
  3. Jeremy Miller #52
  4. Dennis Whisman #1
  5. Dennis Whisman Jr #2
  6. Greg Studt #33
  7. Ethen Lambert #03
  8. Eugene Worden #8
  9. Dan Apperson #08
  10. Travis Earley #06

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Wilburn Parks takes ARCA DTS Street Stock “B” Feature

Wilburn Parks  won the 15 lap ARCA DTS Street Stock “B” feature over Ian Jezylo #00 & Paul Duffin #54

Parks and Trevor Farmer #29 looked like they were headed for a photo finish for the win, but Farmer spun in turn 3 hitting the wall and ending his night

Scot Bunge was the Fastime Racing Engine & Parts “B” fast qualifier at 14.203. Heat races were won by Trevor Farmer & hi.s dad Jerry Farmer

Top 10 finishers;

  1. Wilburn Parks #56
  2. Ian Jezylo #00
  3. Paul Duffin #54
  4. Jerry Farmer #87
  5. Rich Abel #50
  6. Jimmy Pankow #5
  7. LJ Farmer #85
  8. Gary Navarre  #63
  9. Trevor Farmer #29
  10. Scot Bunge #9

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Zane Smith wins Toledo ARCA Menard’s 200 Presented by Federated Car Care

Zane Smith of Huntington Beach California won a very exciting ARCA Menard’s Series Menard’s 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway in front of a packed house at ARCA’s hometown track.

Smith and Chase Purdy swapped the lead back and forth a couple times in the closing laps before Zane used a lapped car as a pick to score the win at the Toledo Speedway half mile.

It was an all Smith front row as pole sitter Chandler Smith took the lead at the drop of the green and led much of the early going.  In an emotional moment, the James Hylton Motorsports #48 with driver Brad Smith made it’s first appearance, since team owner and ARCA/NASCAR legend James Hylton and his son James “Tweedy” Jr were killed in a traffic accident after the race at Talladega.

Top 10 finishers

  1. Zane Smith #41
  2. Chase Purdy #8
  3. Joe Graff Jr #77
  4. Chandler Smith #20
  5. Bret Holmes #23
  6. Brandon Grosso #52
  7. Natalie Decker #25
  8. Travis Braden #27
  9. Harrison Burton #12
  10. Thad Moffitt #46

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Flat Rock’s Dan Dow Named 2014 Mechanic of the Year

Dan Dow was named as a co-winner of the 2014 Mechanic of the Year, along with Butch Dowker, by the Michigan Auto Racing Fan Club. Dan, who wrenches on several cars in the Flat Rock Speedway DTS Street Stock division, was honored at the MARFC 49th Annual Banquet on January 17, 2015.

He builds engines, and helps out wherever he is needed, on the cars of his sons, Rob and Tim Moore, plus the cars of Guy Fire, Gary Calhoun and Aaron Greathouse.  Rob won the 2014 “A” championship to match the one Tim won in 2011, while Guy Fire and Aaron Greathouse also joined Rob and Tim as feature winners this last season.

Congratulations Dan!