We started off the day with an exciting qualifying round. As Brian Gerster crossed the finish line with a 12.096, the crowd cheered for a new track record at Toledo Speedway. Later into the night, two heats of sprints rounded the track. In heat one your winner, Anthony McCune finished with a 13.369. In heat two, Ryan Gillenwater in the #45 car sped around the track finishing with a 13.642. The 8 lap heat races are always a great [...]
Mike Rapp will be doing a corn roast this Friday at Toledo in honor of his father, Benny, longtime Auto Value Sprintcar owner/driver who passed away last week. He said Benny always enjoyed the picnic atmosphere of the roasts when he was racing. So come out and enjoy fellowship and good times Friday night.
We had some exciting races last night. Ryan Litt was fast, as usual, coming in 1st place for the 30 lap feature. Taking 2nd place was runner-up Brian Gerster, and third place competitor Bobby Santos. Litt had room to run for most of the race and certainly had no problem putting that right rear to work. He finished with a high speed of 119 miles per hour, and a best lap of 13.189. Ryan was the only driver to [...]
Following an exciting win, to open the season, Jason Blonde of the Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprint Series has been inducted into the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame. Jason began racing in 1993 on dirt at Butler Motor Speedway. He continued to race at area dirt tracks until 1999! Jason was crowned the 1999 AVSS dirt Champion! Shortly after Jason made the transition to pavement in 2000 when he was asked to drive for friend and car owner Mike [...]
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (June 2, 2017) – Jason Blonde opens the racing season with a win at Kalamazoo (Mich) Speedway on Friday, June 2 in the 30 lap feature presented by Auto Value Bumper to Bumper. The feature made for an exciting race with Blonde finishing 01.038 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Litt. Litt was followed by Brian Gerster in 3rd place. In addition to the racing action, AVBBSS honored Marv Carman with a missing man formation lap. We witnessed some great [...]
We are looking forward to this weeks debut race at Kalamazoo Speedway. Adult GA Ticket Price: $18 Kids 6-12 Ticket Price: $10 Kids 5 & Under Ticket Price: FREE! Pit Gates Open at 3:00 p.m. G.A. Gates Open at 3:00 p.m. Racing Starts at 7:30 p.m. We are going to have some special guests this week! With our South African hosts being in the country rumor has it that Izak Spies will be joining in on the racing action this Friday! We look forward to seeing [...]
We are in the process of putting together a meal in honor of Marv Carman at Kalamazoo on June 1st. Chris Miller and Jenny Blonde are heading up this tribute. Sloppy Joes and lunch meat will be furnished. We are asking everyone who would like to participate in the tribute to bring a dish to pass. Food will be served starting at 4:30.
AVBBSS would like to inform our community that races scheduled for Delaware and Jakasa Speedways in Ontario, Canada have been canceled. Unfortunately, we could not secure a sufficient number of teams to commit to the weekend. AVBBSS Director, Tom Hartsell stated, “We were looking forward to bringing the series across the border, however, we could not guarantee a full field of cars for the promoters and fans, so we felt it was best to cancel the races.” AVBBSS looks forward to [...]
AVBBSS would like to welcome Larry Heuer to our team as this year’s race director. Larry has been a lifelong fan of NASCAR and stock car racing. He has been a part of safety crews, pit crews, and he has always been deeply interested in the races over the years. Larry also enjoys push starting the sprints on the pavement, someday he hopes to try it on dirt as well. Larry looks forward to helping the drivers, owners, and [...]