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Sammy Smith wins wild ARCA Menard’s 200 while Sanchez wins title. Froling & Padgett Jr win track championships.

Toledo Speedway, ARCA’s home track, hosted the season ending ARCA Menard’s Series Shore Lunch 200 to decide the 2022 season championship. Sammy Smith won the race in a dramatic three wide pass of Jesse Love and Grant Enfinger. Love showed his displeasure by stopping in Victory Lane and a minor post race scuffle broke out.

Nick Sanchez #2 won the ARCA Menard’s Series 2022 championship with Sammy Smith grabbing the ARCA Menard’s owner’s championship for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

In Toledo Speedway regular divisions, Jim Froling # 46 captured the Salenbien Excavating ARCA Late Model Sportsman championship, while Randy Padgett Jr. #01 won The Vault Antiques & Treasures ARCA Factory Stock title. Features winners were Froling in ARCA Late Model Sportsman with Brian Ringger #16 taking the feature win in ARCA Factory Stocks.

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Trevor Berry and William Sawalich score Glass City 200 wins

Toledo Speedway hosted their signature event, the Glass City 200, on Saturday September 17. The race format had the Outlaw Super Late Models and the ARCA/CRA Super Series template bodied cars each competing for 100 laps at the lightning fast Toledo half mile.

For Berry, it was a race he had dreamed of winning, as he had grown up at Toledo watching his dad Dennis win three consecutive Iceman Series championships.

Sawalich, who is a 15 year old from Eden Prairie , Minnesota, was competing at Toledo for the first time, and passed Jesse Love in the closing laps to take the win.

Winners were;

  • Trevor Berry #16 in the Outlaw Super Late Model 100 lap portion
  • William Sawalich #24s in the ARCA/CRA Super Series 100 lap portion

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Put-In-Bay Vintage Road Racing fun

Put-In-Bay, an island located in Lake Erie in Ohio,  was the site of vintage road races in the 50’s. This tradition was restarted in 2009 as homage to the events of the days past.  While the original course was run through the street of the town, it is now located on the airport runways, which was common in road racing in the 50’s. In another throw back to that era, the course is delineated with hay bales.  The race cars are divided into several race groups depending on speed.  This is my 2nd visit and it looks like I am making it an annual event.

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Flat Rock Speedway crowns 2022 season champions

Flat Rock Speedway crowned their 2022 track champions on August 27, 2022 after a great season at the “Level Pebble”

Champions were as follows; 

  • Eric Lee #5 in Moran Chevrolet ARCA Outlaw Late Models
  • Jeremy Vanderhoof  #46 in the Drive Train Specialists ARCA Street Stock division
  • Mike Miller #58 in the DTS ARCA Street Stock “B” division
  • Bill Earley #09 in the ARCA Figure 8 division
  • Derrick Sheppard #2 in The Vault Antiques & Treasures Enduro Series

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Corrigan Oil Speedway crowns 2022 season champions

It was a hard fought season of racing at Corrigan Oil Speedway as “The Track the Stars Call Home” crowned their 2022 season champions in a pair of late August features.

Long time campaigner Dave Stehouwer #33 in Outlaw Super Late Models announced that this night was the final race of his long and illustrious career.

Championship winners were as follows ;

  • Justin Claucherty #7 in the Outlaw Super Late Models
  • Brian Nester #11 in Modifieds
  • Tyler Hufford #5 in Pro Late Models
  • Tim Lahar #20 in Street Stocks
  • Lonnie Samier #15 in Pure Stocks
  • Gord Alblas #91 in Outlaw FWD 
  • Randy Kretzinger Jr #47 in Pony Stocks

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Full House packs “The Rock” for School Bus Figure 8

Sell out crowd packed Flat Rock Speedway on September 3 for a carnage filled night of destruction highlighted with a School Bus Figure 8. The raucous crowd was also treated to Boat Figure 8, Flagpole, ARCA Street Stocks, and ARCA Factory Stocks.

Winners were as follows;

  • Dennis Whisman Jr School Bus Figure 8
  • Dennis Whisman Jr #2 Boat Figure 8
  • Tom Cronenwett #11 Flagpole Race
  • Dave Lambert # 02 Flagpole Race
  • Dale Buttrey #70 The Vault Antiques & Treasures ARCA Factory Stock feature
  • Greg Studt #33 DTS ARCA Street Stock feature

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Corrigan Oil Speedway Awards Banquet

Corrigan Oil Speedway racers, families, crew, staff, and fans celebrated the 2021 race season in style at the Michigan State University Kellogg Center on Saturday January 8. Congrats to all !

Performing as Master of Ceremonies for the evening were track announcers Matt Prieur and Sean Sprague, with the band Radio Tokyo providing the post award entertainment.

This was the inaugural season for track owners/promoters Tom & Tracey Hernly and they greeted all those in attendance with the 2022 season schedule and what was in store for the upcoming season. The overwhelming consensus was by all that it was an outstanding season and everyone can’t wait for 2022 !

I will be the track photographer for 2022 and looking forward to getting to know everyone. I did work for the track from 2012-2014 as the website writer, so happy to be back.

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There is no method to order on line, but contact me by email or message me if there is something you want. Each picture has a number associated with it if you hover over it with a mouse, send me a screenshot, or just tell me “Row 8, Picture 2” etc.

If you want to order a picture of a driver with trophy, just let me know what division and what place they finished in points and I can find it that way.

Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame inducts Classes of 2020 & 2021

Racing, legends encompassing all types of motorsports were inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame in n induction ceremony in Mt Pleasant, Mich. on November 13, 2021. 

Inductees represented Oval Racing, Drag Racing Road Racing, Rally Racing, Snowmobile Racing, and involvement as Officials, Crew Members, and Speed Shop owners. 

Class of 2020

  • Ron Allen
  • John Bugenski
  • Dick Crup
  • Rusty Daggett
  • Scott Diehl
  • Arlen Fadely
  • Danny Kellermeyer
  • Brett Mann
  • Chet Miller
  • Eldon Schrader
  • Dana Wiltse

Class of 2021

  • Joe Boyer Jr.
  • Angelo Giampetroni
  • Scott Harvey
  • Gary Howe
  • Ed Inloes
  • Poncho Rendon
  • Doug Shepherd
  • Gorilla Racing (Chris & Chuck Silva)
  • Billy Simmons
  • Ben Snider

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