Frank Lett Memorial Race Coming Soon

Monday, August 13, 2012 at 9:12am Written by:

Last summer Lake County Speedway lost Frank Lett after a long battle with lung cancer. Lette devoted his life to short track racing and spent many Saturdays at the former Painesville Speedway. To honor his passion for the sport, we established the tradition of running an annual street stock race in his honor.

The 2012 Frank Lett Memorial 150 will be accompanied by a 75 lap modified and 50 lap compact feature in addition to the 150 lap street stock feature. All three races will have top payouts for the divisions in the state, with $1800 going to the winner of the street stock division.

This race is a not an easy assignment; maintaining your tires for that many laps is a feat in and of itself. If asked, the 2011 Memorial 150 champion, Earl Goldy, would probably agree that keeping an eye on the rest of the field, patience and persistence are what helped him get to victory lane.

An exciting race-filled day is upon us! Below is all the information, for both drivers and fans, to come take part in the action:

Fan Information

NO Special Event ticket prices

Grandstands open at 3:00pm

Racing begins at 5:00pm

Race Rules: Click Here

Event Schedule: Click Here

Driver Information

Pit Admission: $20 for NASCAR Members and $30 for Non-NASCAR Members

Pits will open at 11:00am

Practice will begin at 12:00pm

Qualifying will begin at 3:00pm

Drivers Meeting at 4:15pm


Street Stock Drivers

 Laps – 150

Entry Fee – $50

Rules/ Tires – Click Here

Payout:   1st- $1800, 2nd- $1400, 3rd- $1000, 4th- $800 5th- $600, 6th- $400, 7th- $200, $100 to start


Modified Drivers

Laps – 75

Entry Fee – $0

Rules/ Tires: Cars participating will run their track rules and their track tire rules as well.  Hoosier 970 tires will be available race day for purchase

Payout:   1st- $1000, 2nd- $800, 3rd- $600, 4th- $400, 5th, $200


Compact Drivers (open to 4 and 6 cylinder cars)

 Laps 50

Entry Fee – $0

Rules/ Tires: Cars participating will run their track rules and their track tire rules as well.  Tires will be judged according to Lake County Speedway’s Factory Four rules, which state the following; “Tires: 13-16” 55-80 standard tread stock tire permitted. No directional tires permitted. No asymmetrical (inside/outside) tires. No wheel spacers. 13- 16” stock offset wheels up to 7” wide, must be inside body of car. All tires must be the same rim size and have DOT numbers visible. Stagger is permitted. No racing tires and no soaking. All tires must have visible tread across entire face of tire. If tire tread is questionable, see tech inspector before you race for approval or disapproval. If steel belts are showing the tire must be removed. NO bald or shaved tires.”

Race Rules: Top 16 qualifiers will be locked into the Compact A feature.  Depending on the number of cars competing, the field will be split into one or two features and drivers will be given the opportunity to race their way into the A feature.  The top two cars from a C and B main will make the A main feature.  If there is only a one extra feature, then the top four cars will make the A feature.  The Top 16 will be inverted by time, with the cars racing their way into the race making up the first two rows.  Breakout times will be in effect.

Payout:   1st- $500, 2nd- $300, 3rd- $200, 4th- $100, 5th- $75, 6th- $50


  1. Darrell Dexter says:

    I have a street stock that runs a columbus motor speedway just wondering if i would be able to come run the show on monday the 3rd without having to change a hole bunch of thing plus what kinda gear do ur street stock run there if u can find out thank you for your time

    • Hey Darrell, you shouldn’t have to change much on your street stock, Call my tech guy Josh 440-478-1062, he will answer your questions on rules. The gearing should be around 720-766 final most guys are running around 730. 766 final is a pretty high RPM. If you have anymore questions feel free to call me @ 440-223-6963 or Josh @ 440-478-1062.
      thanks, hope to see you there!

  2. Tony Burns says:

    What will be the running order of the night just wondering

    • Piston says:

      Tony, the Compacts ‘B Main’ race will be first, followed by Modifieds, Compact ‘A Main’ and then Street Stocks. The ‘B Main will be for the cars that did not qualify in the top 16, they will get their chance to race into the big race for. Will be a busy day for sure! Hope you come join us.

  3. robert fink says:

    what tires are the streetstocks running

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