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|Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 6:35 am Post subject: ARCA ALLEGIANT LATE MODEL GOLD CUP 100 ENTRY LIST AT 20
|Toledo, Ohio—May 22, 2012: ARCA’s Allegiant Late Model Gold Cup Series for the outlaw-style bodied cars will visit Spartan Speedway Sunday, May 27 for a 100 lap shoot-out on the ¼ mile paved oval. The current list of paid entries stands at 20 cars, with several more drivers expected to make the trip to the Lansing, MI area track.
Phone calls have been received from a handful of drivers from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana in regard to the race, which is the first Gold Cup race to be contested outside of Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways. Only the paid entries are being listed on the updated roster.
Defending Gold Cup champ Dennis Strickland and 2-time Gold Cup champions Harold Fair Jr. and Mike Root lead the list of entries as of Tuesday, May 22. Lansing resident Scott Pemberton has filed his entry for this Sunday’s event. The second-generation driver tested at Flat Rock a few weeks ago and will make the short trip from his home to Spartan Sunday. Flat Rock regular Jimmy Alvis and Angola, IN driver Craig Everage are the most recent entrants. South Bend, IN racer Derrick Griffin has been tabbed to pilot Bob Blount’s machine for this weekend at Spartan. The entire entry list can be viewed at www.spartanspeedway.com, www.flatrockspeedway.com or www.toledospeedway.com.
The Sunday, May 27 contest at Spartan is part of the Sunday “Slugfest” Series at “The Track the Stars Call Home”. Spartan’s Pony Stocks, Spartan Stocks and a Pony Stock Figure 8 race will also be in action for the Memorial Day holiday weekend event.
The pits open at Noon, practice begins at 2:30, time trials are at 4:30 and racing begins at 6 p.m.
Fastime Racing Engines and Parts of Wyandotte, MI have posted a $100 bonus for the fast qualifier for each of the six contests. Each Gold Cup race will pay a minimum of $500 to start the feature events.
The ARCA Allegiant Gold Cup 2012 champion will receive a test ride at the ARCA test in December at Daytona International Speedway, courtesy of Fast Track Driving High Performance Driving School president Andy Hillenburg. The top 3 in the final points will receive a pair of round-trip tickets, courtesy of Allegiant Travel.
Terry Senneker took the Gold Cup opener at Toledo April 29. Additional races include the Diamond Racing Products Joy Fair Memorial 100 Saturday, June 23 at Flat Rock, and the series returns to Toledo Friday, July 6 and rolls back to Flat Rock Saturday, July 28 for the Moran Chevrolet Stan Yee Memorial 150. The final race of the 6-race Series is at Toledo Friday, August 17, a combination point race with the Main Event Racing Series, for the Miller Lite 100.
For additional information, please call 419-727-1100, or log onto www.flatrockspeedway.com, www.toledospeedway.com. or www.spartanspeedway.com
Car No. Driver/Hometown Sponsor
O Chad Guinn/Monroe, MI PB Fabrication
1 Craig Everage/Anogla, IN Everage Auto.com
9 Mike Root/Grand Rapids, MI Universal Graphic Services/Renegade Racing Fuel
16 Derrick Griffin/South Bend, MI Bob Blount Motorsports
16 Claude Plante Jr./Chesterfield, MI DTS Drive Train Specialists/RJS Safety Equipment/Van's Tire
21 Steve Cronenwett Jr./Canton, MI Giles Auto Body
23 Mike Young/Toledo, OH PB Fabrication
33 Stan Yee Jr./Roseville, MI Arrow Uniform/Diamond Racing Prod./EELS/Yee's Coll.
40 Nick Grodi/Oak Harbor, OH Offshore Perfor. Ctr/TDC Co/Warpaint Graphics/Dick Crown/Interst. Batteries
40 Mike Luberda/AuGres, MI Performance Engineering Race Engines
41 Brent Jack/Auburn, IN Port City Racecars/Krieger Racing Engines/Hartman Auto Body
44 Paul Pelletier/Trenton, MI Duane's Roadrunner/ABC Plumb/Exotic Automation/Dusty's Collision
51 Scott Pemberton/Lansing, MI A-1 Auto Parts/Pemberton Commercial
53 Joe Hawes/Brownstown, MI Joe Hawes Racing Dodge
64 Jim Alvis/Chesterfield, MI M & M Fabrication/Johnson Metalcraft
71 Terry Bogusz/Shelby Twp, MI Nicholas Gantner Foundation/The 550Fund.org/RJS Safety Equipment
71 Harold Fair Jr./Milan, MI Royal Truck and Trailer Sales
86 Ron Allen/Lincoln Park, MI Gonyea Auto Supply/Dillon Race Cars/Fastime Racing Engines/Parts
90 Dennis Strickland/Carleton, MI Trenton Forging/Strategy One/Mich WiFi.com/Complete Battery Source
116 Jack Varney Jr./Mt. Morris, MI Great Lakes Helicopter/Port City Racecars/Vohs Contractors/RJS Safety
Equipment/Collins Heavyhaul/Krieger Engines/Boulevard Communications