Lorain County Speedway Under New Ownership
It was announced November 2 that Kevin Mileti had taken ownership of Lorain County Speedway. Plans for the 2019 season include modifieds, crate sprints, street stocks and front wheel drive cars. Todd Bachman and Jim Blagg will join Mileti’s team at Lorain County Speedway. Bachman was announced as track operations manager with Blagg named race director. Rules were announced Saturday as were new start times for 2019. Gates will open at 3:00 p.m., hot laps will begin at 4:00 p.m. with racing starting at 6:00 p.m. Click here for a link to the rules.
Sandusky Introducing New Class
Youngsters interested in racing will have a new opportunity at Sandusky Speedway in 2019. The track has announced plans for a new division (Beginners Stocks) for ages 11 to 18. The division was announced earlier this month and rules can be found here.
Tifft Eliminated From Xfinity Playoffs
Hinckley native Matt Tifft failed to advance in the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Tifft started 10th and finished 3rd in Saturday’s race at ISM Raceway, though that wasn’t enough to advance to the Championship 4. Cole Custer, Christopher Bell, Daniel Hemric and Tyler Reddick are the four drivers that will race for the Xfinity Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Raceway 7 To Host Lucas Oil Late Models
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will visit Raceway 7 for the first time in series history. Paying $12,000 to-win, the Great Lakes 50 will pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the 7/16 clay oval in Monroe Center, Ohio.
Ohio dates for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2019:
March 15 Buckeye Spring 50 Atomic Speedway
April 12 Steel Valley 50 Sharon Speedway
July 3 Muskingum County Speedway
July 4 Independence 50 Portsmouth Raceway Park
July 6 Freedom 50 Mansfield Motor Speedway
August 22 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway
August 23 Dirt Million Duels Mansfield Motor Speedway
August 24 Dirt Million Mansfield Motor Speedway
August 31 Bob Miller Memorial Portsmouth Raceway Park
October 4 Great Lakes 50 Raceway 7
October 18 39th Annual DTWC Portsmouth Raceway Park
October 19 39th Annual DTWC Portsmouth Raceway Park