Series returns to Toledo Speedway

ASA Returns to Toledo Speedway on July 1 for the Glass City 300 Sauter looking to make it four in a row where brother won in 2000 PENDLETON, Ind. (June 20, 2001) - The ninth stop on the ASA ACDelco Series tour will be held at the half-mile oval...

ASA Returns to Toledo Speedway on July 1 for the Glass City 300 Sauter looking to make it four in a row where brother won in 2000

PENDLETON, Ind. (June 20, 2001) - The ninth stop on the ASA ACDelco Series tour will be held at the half-mile oval of Toledo (OH) Speedway in northern Ohio. ASA returned to the oval last season after a four-year absence and takes center stage at Toledo Spe edway on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, for the Glass City 300.

"With the poor weather conditions of last year's event, everyone was very pleased with the attendance," said Greg Riddle of Toledo Speedway. "In the 2000 event, heavy showers rained out Saturday's activities and also carried over to Sunday, before the skies cleared up.

ASA has a long history with Ohio and Toledo Speedway, which is a perfect fit backed up with the outstanding crowd of last year's event. Toledo has added a pit road, upgraded the concourse area and will add some VIP suites.

"We want to continue to upgrade the speedway to make ASA, along with ARCA, USAC and the Kendall Late Model Series, feel comfortable when they visit the track annually," said Riddle.

On Saturday, June 30, ASA practice begins at 9:30 a.m., with qualifications set for 2:30 p.m. The 100-lap qualifier race goes green at 5 p.m. On Sunday, ASA's exclusive on-track autograph session is scheduled for 11 a.m., with pre-race ceremonies starting at 12:15 p.m. and the Glass City 300 going green at 1 p.m.

Scott Hansen is one of the most successful drivers in ASA history at Toledo, with three victories and three pole positions. In two events in 1996, the Green Bay (WI) native broke the track qualifying record and holds the record with a lap of 16.081 seconds at 111.933 mph. He also heads the career lap leader chart at the track with 767, his closest pursuer being Mike Eddy with 581. In 2000, Hansen experienced mechanical problems and finished in the 18th position five laps off the pace.

Mike Eddy ranks second behind Hansen in Toledo victories with two. Single-event winners include Rick Knotts, Joe Ruttman, Rusty Wallace, Bob Senneker, Johnny Benson Jr., Butch Miller, Bryan Reffner, Brad Loney and 2000 winner Tim Sauter.

Behind Hansen in Toledo career poles are Johnny Benson Jr. and Dick Trickle, each with two. Randy Sweet, Mike Eddy, Senneker, Butch Miller, Mike Miller, Glenn Allen Jr. and Gary St. Amant have all been an ASA polesitter on one occasion at Toledo Speedway.

Tickets for the Glass City 300 are available through the ASA office and are $25 each for reserved sections and $20 for a general admission ticket. Qualifying day tickets are $10 each. Children 12 and younger are admitted free with a paying adult. Additiona l information is available through the ASA ticket line, 1-888-ASA-1020. VISA and MasterCard are accepted for ticket orders.

-ASA-

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Series Stock car
Drivers Dick Trickle , Rusty Wallace , Johnny Benson , Joe Ruttman , Tim Sauter , Bryan Reffner , Mike Miller , Butch Miller , Scott Hansen