Iceman Series Notes: AC Delco Iceman Super Car Series will become the series new name in the year 2000. Three drivers have filled out forms on the Iceman Series website (www.icemansupercars.com) indicating they planning on running for...
Iceman Series Notes:
AC Delco Iceman Super Car Series will become the series new name in the year 2000.
Three drivers have filled out forms on the Iceman Series website (www.icemansupercars.com) indicating they planning on running for Rookie of the year in 2000. Jeff Carnacchi, New Boston, Mich. will be in the #64 owned by Bill Stienhagen; John Houser, Morrisdale, Pa. will be racing the #70 which he also owns and Dave Taylor, Rockford, Mich. will be in the #56 owned by Tri-Motorsports. Steve Tabor who raced in the final two events of 1999 will also run for the rookie championship. Tabor from Linden, Mich. will be aboard the car co-owned by NASCAR Craftsman truck driver Bob Keselowski.
Series regulars are encouraged to visit thee site and check out your driver's profile.
A provisional schedule for the 2000 AC Delco Iceman Super Car Series has been released. At press time a 15-race schedule is planned for next year.
The series will open their 14th year at Clearfield Mountain Speedway on May 6. They go on to Toledo Speedway May 12, Clearfield May 27, Auto City Speedway June 24, Toledo July 2 and possibly back to Clearfield July 29. For the first time they go to the 33 degree banked Winchester Speedway on Sept. 3 for the season finale 200 lapper. It will be the first time in the 14-year history of the Iceman Series that the season finale will be held at a track other than Toledo Speedway.
The series is currently under negotiations with several tracks including:
Berlin Raceway, Dixie Speedway, Lorain County, Sandusky Speedway and Springport Speedway. Also on the list as possible venues next year are: Indianapolis Raceway Park, Kil Kare, Onaway and others yet to be contacted.
Two time series champion, Freddie Campbell is looking for a ride since car owner Harley Boeve shut down the operation of the Port City Chassis house car.
FLAT ROCK and TOLEDO NEWS:
Flat Rock Speedway and Toledo Speedway held their banquet in November. Championships were won by: FLAT ROCK~Rick Knowles (SLM), Brian Norton (A Main SS); Skip Kissell (B Main SS) and Randy Cronenwett (Figure 8). For Norton & Kissell it was their career first championships while it was repeat championships for Knowles & Cronenwett. TOLEDO: Dennis Strickland (SLM), Randy Cornett (SS), Kevin Burnheimer (Factory Stocks) and Ken Ahlgren (Figure 8). It was the first career track championship for all four men, although Ahlgren has won a championship with the ARCA touring Figure 8s.
A "Sportsman of the Year" award were presented to: Tim Hebert (SLM), Terry Lilley (SS) and Greg Studt (Figure 8) at Flat Rock and Jay Rohrback (SLM), Dave Rupp (SS), Marc Ortega (Factory Stocks) and Ron Parker (Figure 8) at Toledo.
Craig Pace (SLM), Mark Spruell (SS) and Rickie Kargel (Figure 8) were presented with the Rookie of the Year title at Flat Rock. Toledo didn't hand out this award because it was the first year under the new ownership.
At the ARCA Christmas party several Street Stock drivers told me their planning on moving up to Toledo's new Sportsman Division. Those that express their moves were: Bryan Ausmus, Jim Kourtakis and Jeff MacZink.
If a sponsorship package can be completed Flat Rock Rookie of the Year, Craig Pace may be racing four cars in three division in 2000. Super late models at Flat Rock and Toledo, the new Sportsman division at Toledo and select Figure 8 races.
Schedules for both tracks should be release within the next few weeks. Look for many new and interesting "visiting" divisions at Toledo. The Gold Cup races will be 100 laps and there will be two Glass City qualifying races. USAC wingless sprinters will make their first appearance at the track in 11 years. The AC Delco Iceman Super Car Series and Kendall Late Model Series, both divisions run similar templated late model bodies.
-- Debi Domby