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Toledo Speedway
Location Toledo, Ohio
Coordinates 41°43′0″N 83°30′41″W / 41.71667°N 83.51139°W / 41.71667; -83.51139Coordinates: 41°43′0″N 83°30′41″W / 41.71667°N 83.51139°W / 41.71667; -83.51139
Capacity 20,000
Owner ARCA, City of Toledo
Operator ARCA
Opened 1960
Construction Cost $250,000
Major Events ARCA Menards Series East
Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200
USAC Silver Crown Series
Rollie Beale Classic
Oval
Surface Asphalt
Circuit Length .5 mi (.804 km)
Banking 12-13° (Turns 1/2), 11° (Turns 3-4)
Lap Record 15.860 (Justin Lofton, Dodge, 2008, ARCA)

Toledo Speedway is a racetrack located in Toledo, Ohio. It is owned jointly by Roy Mott and ARCA President Ron Drager. It is operated by ARCA and run as the sister track to Flat Rock Speedway in Flat Rock, Michigan.

History

Toledo Speedway opened in 1960 was paved in 1964. In 1978 it was sold to Thomas "Sonny" Adams Sr. The speedway was reacquired by ARCA in 1999. The track also features the weekly racing divisions of sportsman on the half-mile and Figure 8, factory stock, and four cylinders on a quarter-mile track inside the big track. They also have a series of races with outlaw-bodied late models that includes four 100-lap races and ends with Glass City 200. The track hosts the “Fastest short track show in the world” which features winged sprints and winged Super Modifieds on the half mile. Toledo also used to host a 200-lap late model race until its sale to ARCA in 1999.

Toledo is known for the foam blocks that line the race track, different than the concrete walls that line many short tracks throughout America. The crumbling walls can make track cleanup a tedious task for workers.

Toledo was one of the oldest tracks to still host an ARCA Menards Series race until 2019. Starting in 2020, after NASCAR bought ARCA, the race became part of the rebranded ARCA Menards Series East (former NASCAR K&N Pro Series East). However, due to COVID-19 related scheduling changes, the track ended up hosting THREE ARCA races in 2020, and is back on the national schedule in 2021.

National events

Toledo, as a track owned by the Automobile Racing Club of America, plays host to an ARCA Menards Series East race, the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 in early May. The USAC Silver Crown Series also visits the track. A touring super late model series, the ARCA/CRA Super Series, also holds an event at Toledo.

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