Salem, IN (January 5, 2002) - For the first time on the Kendall Late Model Series schedule, there will be two events at the famed Toledo Speedway. The first event in 2002 is scheduled for Sunday, May 26th and the 3rd Annual Sunoco 100 is set for...
Salem, IN (January 5, 2002) - For the first time on the Kendall Late Model Series schedule, there will be two events at the famed Toledo Speedway. The first event in 2002 is scheduled for Sunday, May 26th and the 3rd Annual Sunoco 100 is set for Friday, August 2nd at the half-mile oval.
"We are very excited about having two Kendall races in 2002," said Co-Manager of Toledo Speedway Greg Riddle. "They are a very professional series and put on one of the best shows at Toledo in 2001 and everybody involved with Toledo Speedway is looking forward to next season," added Riddle.
Michigan native Harold Fair Jr. won the inaugural race at Toledo Speedway in 2000 and Canadian Junior Hanley won last years edition. 2000 Series Champion Scott Hantz holds the qualifying track record with a lap of 16.280 seconds. (110.565 mph.) With a brand new racing surface that was finished last fall, the track record is sure to go in 2002.
The first Kendall event in 2002 on Sunday, May 26th will be joined by a wedged super late model event. On August 2nd, it will be the third consecutive year that Sunoco has sponsored the Friday night race.
Toledo Speedway's resurgence as one of the premier short tracks in the Midwest continues into the 2002 season. ARCA President Ron Drager and Detroit-area businessman Roy Mott purchased the track in January of 1999. Toledo has seen a rebirth of sorts with the new ownership and major construction and clean-up projects that have propelled the half-mile highbanked oval to the prominence it once held in the 1960's and 1970's.
The 2002 Kendall Late Model Series will kick off at the quarter-mile oval of Anderson Speedway on Saturday, April 20. The complete 18-race schedule will be released very soon. For up to the minute coverage, visit the official series website at www.kendalllatemodels.com.