ASA STARS National Tour
Crump Searching for Elusive Glass City 200 Victory
Sep 11, 2023
Drivers challenging for two of stock car racing’s most prestigious championships headline a strong list of drivers entered for Saturday’s ASA STARS National Tour Glass City 200.
Drivers challenging for two of stock car racing’s most prestigious championships headline a strong list of drivers entered for Saturday’s ASA STARS National Tour Glass City 200 Presented by DTS Drive Train Specialists and Courtyard by Marriott at Toledo Speedway.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship contender Ty Majeski and ARCA Menards Series championship leader Jesse Love headline a stout list of drivers who have already filed an entry for the first ASA national tour race at Toledo Speedway since 2003.
Majeski, who drives the No. 98 Ford for ThorSport Racing, kicked off the Truck Series playoffs with a win at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, and he’s primed to challenge for his first series title. He’s no stranger to competing for championships; Majeski is a four-time ASA Midwest Tour champion and he currently leads the ASA STARS National Tour standings by 93 points over runner-up Cole Butcher.
Love, who drives the No. 20 Toyota for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Menards Series, has won nine times so far in 2023 and leads the series standings by 128 points with three races remaining in the season. Love is a two-time ARCA Menards Series West champion, and he finished second in the Shore Lunch 200 Presented by CGS Imaging at Toledo Speedway in 2022.
Others who have filed an entry for the Glass City 200 include super late model superstar Bubba Pollard, Cole Butcher, Gio Ruggiero, 2022 Glass City 200 winner Blake Rowe, 2007 race winner Brian Campbell, and local favorites David Liaff, Michael Simko, Albert Francis, and Brandon Varney. Liaff is a former Toledo Speedway regular and is the son of former Toledo Speedway Detroit Iron division champion Rob Liaff. Simko is the son of former Toledo Speedway late model winner and ARCA Menards Series competitor David Simko.
The ARCA Salenbein Excavating Late Model Sportsman and ARCA Safety Kleen Factory Stock divisions will also be in action, with season championships on the line for both. Racing action is set to start at 5:30 pm. Advance tickets are available at ToledoSpeedway.com.
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.
-ASA STARS National Tour Release
-Photo credit: Will Bellamy/Racing America
|7||David Liaeff||Holland, OH|
|14||Austin Nason||Roscoe, IL|
|18||Chase Burda||Lapeer, MI|
|20||Jesse Love||Menlo Park, CA|
|22||Gio Ruggiero||Seekonk, MA|
|23||Billy VanMeter||Indianapolis, IN|
|26||Bubba Pollard||Senoia, GA|
|28||Cole Butcher||Hantsport, NS|
|Las Vegas, NV|
|32||Scotty Tomasik||Avon, IN|
|33||Albert Francis||Painesville, OH|
|45||Michael Simko||Clarkston, MI|
|47||Brian Campbell||Wyoming, MI|
|50||Kyle Crump||Brighton, MI|
|66||Logan Bearden||Leander, TX|
|77||Brandon Varney||Richmond, MI|
|91||Ty Majeski||Neenah, WI|
|131||Blake Rowe||Ortonville, MI|