Discount Tire Gold Cup Returns to Toledo Friday Night
13abc.com Joe Nugent, Sports Anchor/Reporter - email
Leg number 3 of the Discount Tire ARCA Gold Cup Late Model Series hits Toledo Speedway Friday night, July 11. The Discount Tire 100 presented by PNC Bank for the outlaw-bodied Late Models will go 100 laps, with June winner Dakota Carlson leading the list of entries.
Two lucky race fans will also have the opportunity to win a brand new Ram pickup, courtesy of Grogan's Towne and PNC Bank. The contest will see 10 names drawn and those 10 fans will then be whittled down to two. The final 2 will kick a football from 35 yards, and if the football lands and stays in the bed of the Dodge pickup truck, they are a winner! The contest will take place during breaks in the racing event. .
For complete details of the contest, log onto www.toledospeedway.com. The rules are located under the forms button
Current Gold Cup point leader Brad Riethmeyer of Mooresville, NC holds a 5 point margin over Carlson going into Friday's 100 lap race. 2013 champ Scott Hantz, Scott Pemberton and Jeff Ganus are the top 5 in the point standings after 2 events.
In addition to the Late Model action, race fans will see another division in competition on the ½ mile Friday night, as the ARCA Aramark Sportsman will battle in a 35 lap main event. The ARCA R & M Recycling X Cars will compete on the ¼ mile oval Friday night.
The pit area opens at 2 p.m., practice begins at 4, time trials are at 6:15 and racing begins at 7:30 p.m. The front gates will open at 4. All tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. race day at the speedway.
Toledo Speedway is located on Benore Road at the I-75/Alexis Road exit on the Michigan-Ohio border. The track phone number is 419-727-1100. The entry list follows: