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The current ARCA Menards Series points leader is batting over .500 with the series in 2023, having won nine of the 17 races.
Jesse Love returns to Toledo Speedway and the ASA STARS National Tour on Saturday, September 16 for the Glass City 200 Presented by DTS Drive Train Specialists and Courtyard by Marriott.
The current ARCA Menards Series points leader is batting over .500 with the series in 2023, having won nine of the 17 races. With three races remaining in the ARCA season, Love has a chance to match Tim Steele’s mark of 12 wins in 1997 for most wins in a single season in the modern era (1979).
Love competed in both the ASA/CRA Super Series portion of the Glass City 200 and the ARCA Menards Series finale at Toledo in 2022. Despite dominating both races, he finished second both times after late-race battles for the win – first to William Sawalich after leading 78 laps in the Super Late Model, then to Sammy Smith in the ARCA race after leading 192 of 200 laps.
With a 129 point advantage going into the most recent ARCA race at Kansas Speedway, Love could very well walk into the ARCA finale three weeks after the Glass City 200 having already been crowned ARCA Menards Series champion.
He has one previous start with the ASA STARS National Tour, coming at Hickory Motor Speedway in May. He won stage two of the Tar Heel 250, but was relegated to an 11th place finish after late-race contact with William Byron. The California driver rejoins Wilson Motorsports in the No.20 alongside series race winners Cole Butcher and Gio Ruggiero, the car’s third race of the season following Love’s start at Hickory and Sean Hingorani’s lone race at the Milwaukee Mile.
The ASA STARS National Tour heads to Toledo Speedway on Saturday, September 16 for the Glass City 200 Presented by DTS Drive Train Specialists and Courtyard by Marriott. Tickets are on sale now at toledospeedway.com/glasscity200tickets.
The Glass City 200 will be co-sanctioned with the ASA/CRA Super Series, the fifth race of the CRA season. Gio Ruggiero leads the ASA/CRA Super Series points standings over Logan Bearden.
The ASA STARS National Tour opened the ten race, six-state schedule at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, FL on March 11. Ty Majeski is the most recent winner, claiming the victory in the Gandrud Auto Group 250 on Tuesday, August 1.
For the full ASA STARS National Tour schedule, plus Super Late Model rules and other information, please visit the series website at starsnationaltour.com, or be sure to follow the series on social media (Facebook: STARS National Series | Twitter: @racewithstars | IG: @starsnational).
About the Glass City 200
The 35th Running of the Glass City 200 Presented by DTS Drive Train Specialists and Courtyard by Marriott roars to life under the ASA STARS National Tour banner in Toledo on Saturday, September 16th. Built in 1960, Toledo Speedway first hosted its signature event in 1968, providing some of the most memorable moments in Ohio pavement short track racing history. Local and national stars alike have raced in this historic event at Toledo Speedway, with a deep wins list that includes Joy Fair, Bob Senneker, Joe Ruttman, Danny Byrd, John Anderson, Brian Campbell, Junior Hanley, Harold Fair, Augie Grill, Johnny Van Doorn, J.R. and Tyler Roahrig, Tyler Ankrum, Carson Hocevar and many others. Click here for a full list of Glass City 200 winners. New in 2023, the return to the 200-lap main event will prove to be a new endurance test for many of the top drivers in the country. You can get your tickets now for this race by clicking the link.
ASA STARS National Tour
The ASA STARS National Tour debuted in March of 2023 for Super Late Model racing in America. Announced last October, many of the best drivers in America will compete in the ten-race national tour with a minimum $100,000 point fund. The championship team will be guaranteed $25,000.
The ASA STARS National Tour is made up of three races from each of the regional pavement Super Late Model Series under the Track Enterprises banner; the ASA CRA Super Series, the ASA Midwest Tour and the ASA Southern Super Series.
The Team Construction Winner’s Circle program has been announced as a part of the ASA STARS National Tour for licensed drivers/teams with perfect attendance. The program provides additional financial incentives to those teams who support the Series, thanks to Team Construction.
Track Enterprises, a Racing Promotions Company based in Illinois, will operate the ASA STARS National Tour. It announced the acquisition of the CRA sanctioning body in January and followed that up with the purchase of the Midwest Tour in July. In October, Track Enterprises President, Bob Sargent announced a partnership with the Southern Super Series which set the table for the formation of the ASA STARS National Tour.
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