ARCA Re/Max Update

David PhillipsAnalyst IMarch 11, 2009

Brad Keselowski returned to his roots Tuesday with a guest appearance at Toledo Speedway during the 2009 Toledo/Flat Rock Speedway's annual press conference.


The third-generation driver, who finished third in NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2008 while driving for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., shared memories of watching his father Bob Keselowski ('89 ARCA RE/MAX Series champion/2003 Toledo Late Model champion) race across the Midwest, setting the stage for his own racing career.

In addition, Toledo/Flat Rock GM Scott Schultz made several announcements including an expansion of activities at the half-mile Toledo oval. Since 1960, the track has offered competitive short track racing for all types of race cars. Racing will always be at the forefront at the Glass City oval, but the Benore Road facility is quickly becoming the location for a variety of events throughout the season.

As the track prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary season in 2009, Toledo Speedway's 40-plus acre complex will become the home for a weekly classic car show, the new location for the Toledo BMX Bicycle Track, and the site for the annual Speedway Jam Music Concert.

There are only 24 more days until the stars of the ARCA ReMax Series hit the track again in Salem, Kentucky. 

On May 17, the ReMax Series will make its way to Toledo Speedway for the Menards 200.

That activity combines with nearly 25 racing events, private testing by race teams, the recent construction of the Fairfield Inn and Suites just a short walk across the parking lot, the 2008 opening of the Speedway Tire and Auto Repair facility on the east end of the property, and the adjacent Speedway Bar and Grille complete with a banquet facility to comprise a multi-purpose venue providing much more than racing.

"Our goal has always been to maximize the use of the grounds at Toledo Speedway," stated Ron Drager, President of ARCA and co-owner and promoter of Toledo with his business partner, Roy Mott. 

"We are very pleased to announce the return of the Speedway Jam, the weekly classic car show and the relocation and construction of a BMX bicycle race course."

"This activity is coinciding with our 50th anniversary season, making 2009 very special for our company. Racing will always be our core business, but we will continue to seek out constructive options to utilize the Toledo Speedway grounds."