September 20, 2019
This week’s must-see race is The Glass City 200, at Toledo Speedway, Toledo, Ohio.
The 2019 racing season is drawing to a close here in the mid-west with just a few more notable races to be run before the cars are parked for the season and the hard work of the off-season begins.
This year I have watched more short-track racing than ever before and was able to visit one new track this year – Nashville Speedway. We also made a return trip to the historic Anderson Speedway and our annual visit to Kalamazoo Speedway for Klash in addition to most of the weekly shows at Berlin Raceway. I am hoping to be able to knock one more track off the list before the year ends with a visit to Winchester in a couple of weeks. By far the best part of the season though has been the people I have met from drivers to other fans.
The must-see race of the weekend the 100 lap ARCA/CRA Glass City 200 at Toledo Speedway. The second to last race of the season has 6 contenders that are currently able to make it into the Chase for the Championship at Winchester in October. Already locked into the Chase is last year’s Champion and current points leader, Josh Brock. Brock will be looking to earn his third checker of the season this weekend. Not to be outdone by the driver, Brock’s Wimmer Motorsports crew chief is also in contention for the Crew Chef of the Year Award, presented by Outerwears radiator screens.
Other contenders for the Chase are rookie Jack DosseyIII, Greg Van Alst, Logan Runyon, Hunter Jack, and Austin Kunert who has made the difficult decision to likely hang up his helmet after the Toledo race this weekend.
Brian Campbell is not able to make the Chase this year but is chasing another milestone instead. Campbell is sitting at 29 wins after his win at Berlin Raceway earlier this year at the Money in the Bank, just one win shy of the record number of wins in the series set by Scott Hantz. Campbell took a moment to talk to me about racing at Toledo, “Toledo is always marked on our calendar….especially with CRA now being apart of the Glass City Weekend. Growing up and watching my dad win races at Toledo, then being able to accomplish the same results is very special to me.”
The field is expected to be rounded out with an additional 12 drivers including Travis Braden, Logan Runyon, Jordan Puitt., Jerry Artuso, Brett Robinson, Albert Francis, Johnny Van Doorn, Harold Fair Jr., Brandon Varney, Hayden Sprague, Dalton Zehr, Kyle Crump & Cody Coughlin.