August 12th, 2017 - Flat Rock, MI
Moran Motor Sports is the 2017 ARCA Super 6 Gold Cup Series champion!
I am so proud of my team, we are the 2017 ARCA RACING SERIES Super 6 Gold Cup Champions! I can hardly believe this and am blessed to be in this position.
I was given a chance by Dick Barker and Pat and I can not thank them enough for the opportunity. Jimmy Tucker has done an outstanding job all year as my crew chief, and this is his first championship in that role.
A huge thanks to VanDoorn Racing Development, Shadowoods & Francis Engineering for supply the car and power. Thanks to my sponsors, PAC Racing Springs, 4th Street Auto Care, Gemini Electric, Hunter Engineering, Diamond Pistons, Trend Performance Products, Painters Supply and Equipment Co, DTS - Drive Train Specialists"
This season Jiovani's No. 45 Outlaw Late Model will carry sponsorship from Moran Chevrolet, 4th Street Auto, Gemini Electric, Comfort Temp Heating and Cooling, JV Auto, Ultra Grand Slam Sport Fishing Charters, PAC Racing Springs, Painter's Supply Co., Diamond Pistons, Quick Fuel Technology, Valvoline USA, and Shadowoods Race Engines.
Toledo, Ohio—March 23, 2015: Scott Pemberton, Frankie Jiovani and Dennis Strickland are the first 3 entrants for the 2015 season opener for the Royal Truck and Trailer ARCA Late Model Glass City Gold Cup Series Saturday, April 11 at Toledo Speedway. The 100 lap race will serve as the opening event for the 6-race series, part of the 7-Up Twin 100’s. The other 100 lap race will be contested by the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s and ARCA Midwest stock-bodied Late Models.
The trio of drivers will battle many of the top outlaw Late Model drivers in the 3-state area as the new season kicks begins at the Glass City oval. A field of 20-25 cars is expected for the 100 lap event. The entry blank may be downloaded from each of the track’s web pages. It is located under forms.
A $1000 bonus awaits the champion of the Series, with $600 posted for second, $400 for third, $300 for fourth and $200 for the fifth place in the final point standings, courtesy of Royal Truck and Trailer.
Each of the 6 races will also carry the $100 DTS Drive Train Specialists Fast Qualifier bonus. Diamond Racing Products will add an additional $333 to the award for the July 25 Moran Chevrolet/Stan Yee Memorial 150 at Flat Rock, in memory of Stan Yee Sr.
The dates for the remaining 5 race of the Royal Truck and Trailer Gold Cup Series include the Saturday, June 6 Diamond Racing Products Joy Fair Memorial 100; a new date at Sandusky Speedway as a combination race with the Main Event Late Model Series Saturday, June 20; Saturday, July 10 is the date for the Kevin Butzin Recycling (KBR) 100 presented by Belle Tire at Toledo, and then back to Flat Rock Saturday, July 25 for the Moran Chevrolet/Stan Yee Memorial 150. The series concludes Friday, August 14 back at Toledo with the Miller Lite 100 presented by Grogan’s Towne. The August race is also a combination race with the Main Event Racing Series.
All roads lead to the season-ending Great Lakes Helicopter Glass City 200 Late Model invitational presented by Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn. The 27th edition of this season-ending classic is set for Saturday, September 19.
Tickets are now on sale and fans can save $5 per ticket if purchased before 5 p.m. Friday, April 10. To purchase tickets, call 419-727-1100. Most major credit cards are accepted for phone orders. Fans may also stop in the Toledo office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An open practice session is scheduled for Friday, April 10 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner will be served to all Friday pit pass purchasers at the Speedway Bar/Grille at 7:30 p.m. The grandstands will be open to the public and there is no admission charge Friday.
Saturday’s schedule begins with practice at 10 a.m., with a 1 hour session slated for both groups. Time trials begin at 1 p.m., an on-track autograph session will take place after qualifying and racing begins at 3 p.m. for the 7-Up Twin 100’s. A rain date of Sunday, April 12 as been established.
The race will also be available on a pay-per-view basis through Speed51.com. Go to the Speed51 website for the details. The race will also be taped by the Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) for its Sunday Night at the Races program, shown in the local Toledo area.
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(Toledo, OH—September 20, 2014): A 4-hour rain delay put a damper on the 26th running of the Great Lakes Helicopter Glass City 200 Saturday night at Toledo Speedway. And the rain returned again during the lap 101 break, putting an end to the marathon-like event. JR Roahrig zipped by Jeff Ganus on lap 99 to take the lead, and what ended up as the victory for the Plymouth, IN driver as the race was official with the 101 laps completed.
The day started out in sunshine and warm temperatures and needless to say ended in the rain. An incredible field of 34 cars were on hand, with Brian Ross picking up the PASSTIME Fast Qualifier $500 bonus with his lap of 14:899. The top 6 in the 15 lap last-chance race moved to the 200, with Nick Grodi taking the win over Trey Duebel, Billy Roberts, Josh Way, Todd Currier and Michael Simko. Dennis Rederstorf, Brian Clay, George Rangel and Jimmy Thiel were next in line at the finish.
The 200 was filled with several hard wrecks, which slowed the action through much of the 101 lap segment. With a 12 car inversion, Harold Fair Jr. and Brad Riethmeyer brought the field to the green flag. Fair darted into the lead and stayed there, but the yellow flew fast and furious. Ross brought out the red flag on lap 12 when he spun in some oil put down by Alex Rosenberry. Brian backed it into the turn 3 foam blocks, with heavy damage. Another yellow came out on lap 20 with a turn 4 incident with Nick Bailey and Brent Jack. At the same time in turn 1, Jake Francis and Scott Hantz got together, ending both driver’s race for the win. Steve Needles received damage in the incident, but did continue.
The rain really came down at lap 23 as the City of Toledo Police requested the track to clear the grandstands with severe weather in the area. The time was around 7:20 and here’s where the 4 hour delay came in. Track officials decided to stay with the program and make an attempt to get the race in. A great effort by the staff and officials got things going again after the long, long delay.
On the restart, Fair Jr. gave up the lead to Terry Senneker and the second-generation driver set sail. Jeff Ganus put the pressure on Terry and looked to the low side several times to no avail. Another red appeared on lap 41 when Chris Benson had something break on his car and he slammed the turn 3 wall. Chris was ok. Senneker took off again on the restart, but around the lap 68 mark, the engine began to sputter on the #37 machine. Ganus closed in quickly and grabbed the lead on lap 74 from Senneker, with Roahrig also sliding by to take second. A lap 74 red stopped things again as Dennis Strickland lost a wheel in turn 2, collecting Johnny Belott and Trey Deubel. Belott was able to continue, but Trey’s night was over. Senneker ducked down pit road and joined the field for the restart, but his night came to an end when he called it quits on lap 81.
A few sprinkles began to fall around lap 85 but the race continued with enough heat in the track allowing for the race to keep moving. Roahrig was all over Ganus’ back bumper in the closing stages of the segment, and JR nosed by Ganus on lap 99 to take the number 1 spot and the lead at the lap 101 mark. Ganus, Fair Jr., Dakota Carlson, Brad Riethmeyer, Nick Bailey, Johnny Belott and Chad Finley were next in line at the break. Riethmeyer cut a tire down and tagged the turn 1 wall as he took the flag to end the 101 lap session.
With about 7 minutes to go in the lap 101 break, the rains came again and the track surface was lost, ending the race and called official with 101 laps complete. Roahrig grabbed the win, Ganus was second, Fair Jr. third, Carlson fourth and Riethmeyer fifth. Bailey, Belott, Finley, Jack and Frank Jiovani completed the top 10 finishers.
Scott Pemberton, Billy Roberts, Jack Landis, Dave Stehouwer, Senneker, Strickland, Duebel, Josh Way, Steve Cronenwett Jr. and Steve Needles took spots 11th through 20th. Benson, Hantz, Grodi, Todd Currier, Paul Pelletier, Francis, Joe Hawes, Ross and Rosenberry completed the running order.
Roahrig picked up the $200 Francis Engineering Lap 100 bonus money and the $250 Penske Shocks product certificate for the win. Riethmeyer and Roberts will collect the $100 Lane Automotive product certificates for finishing 5th and 12th. Bailey and Jiovani scored the $100 All Star Performance certificates for their 6th and 10th place runs. The $250 Burge Wrecking Hard Charger Award went to Billy Roberts.
Indiana native Craig Everage took the lead at the start of the 50 lap Moran Chevrolet Late Model contest and held the point for 5 laps. Paul Pelletier moved by Craig on lap 6 and set sail with a strong pace, despite several yellow flags. Frank Jiovani, coming from his 7th starting spot, closed in on Paul and set up the spectacular finish. Jiovani stood on the throttle coming out of turn 4 and barely nosed out Pelletier for the win, with Harold Fair Jr. third, coming back from the tail in a lap 28 skirmish. Stan Yee Jr. was fourth and Jeff Vrsek was fifth, followed by Steve Cronenwett Jr., Everage, Chris Benson, Grant Hedges and Terry Bogusz. Cronenwett, Bogusz and Brad Turner captured the heat races. Jiovani posted fast time for the 19 car field at 11:764.
The Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) will air a total of 11 Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway events for the 2014 racing season.
All 11 of those events will be aired as part of the popular “Sunday Night at the Races” programming on the Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN). The telecasts are slated for the 9 p.m. time slot beginning in late April. Each event airs the Sunday night following its actual race date.
The Flat Rock dates are; Saturday April 26 (Opening Night), the ARCA Truck Series 100 May 10, the Diamond Racing Products/Joy Fair Memorial 100 May 24 and the Moran Chevrolet/Stan Yee Memorial 150 July 26.
The Toledo dates are the 7-Up 150 Season Opener, featuring the ARCA/CRA Super Series powered by Jeg’s/ARCA Midwest Tour Saturday, April 12; the three ARCA Gold Cup Late Model 100 lap races June 6, July 11 and the Miller Lite 100 presented by Grogan’s Towne August 15; the All American Coach/Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness Fastest Short Track Show in the World Friday, June 13, featuring the open-wheel MSA Super Modifieds and the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Winged Super Sprints; Teamsters Local 20 Autograph Night Friday, June 27 and the Friday, August 8 “Great 8 Night”, featuring a Figure 8 Trailer race, Figure 8 Train race, boat Figure 8 race, ARCA Figure 8’s, Road Rage race, flag pole race and the X Cars.
“We are very pleased to announce our BCSN schedule for the upcoming season,” stated Casey Wagner, Assistant General Manager of the 2 tracks. “The BCSN telecasts provide additional exposure for our race teams and their sponsors, as well as our track sponsors. We look forward to working with the staff of BCSN again this year.”
(TOLEDO, Ohio - January 21, 2014) - Flat Rock and Toledo Speedway officials are proud to announce the return of a pair of division sponsors for the upcoming 2014 season. Moran Chevrolet returns for the 8th consecutive year to sponsor the ARCA-Flat Rock Speedway Late Model class.
Pat Moran of Moran Chevrolet has again pledged his support of Flat Rock’s Late Model division for the 2014 season. The Moran Automotive group consists of the Moran Chevrolet dealerships on Gratiot Avenue in Clinton Township and in Ft. Gratiot, MI. Moran Chevrolet also serves as a sponsor of the #45 of Frank Jiovani, the 2013 Flat Rock Rookie of the Year in the Late Model class. The Stan Yee Memorial 150 will also carry sponsorship from Moran again for the new season.
Look for us in this years Champion Spark Plug's "Search for a Champion" video contest. There will be over $125,000 in sponsorship support given to the winners.
I will have a link to the site posted soon. You can vote for your favorite entry starting January 6th 2014.
Jiovani Racing has a new sponsor for 2013! I would like to welcome P&V Masonry out of Armada, MI. P&V and JV Auto Repair are teaming up to fill the hood of the #45 Moran Motor Sports / Magic Racing Outlaw Late Model for the entire Flat Rock season. The two Vitale brothers have had the racing bug for a number of years now, and it is a pleasure to have them a part of the team.
We will be having our 2013 Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mt. Clemens. The date is May 5th, 2013. We will be showing the Aaron's 499 NASCAR race from Talladega! 20% of the bill is graciously donated to Jiovani Racing. Click the link to print out your voucher, and remember to bring it.