Route 93 Raceway in Akron, Ohio and the Buckeye Retro Series (BRS) will team up to promote a ‘Toys for Tots’ drive on Sat. Dec. 13 to help celebrate the Christmas season.

“The BRS race last year in December was very successful, as racers contributed toys and cash donations to aid needy families in the Akron area,” said Rt. 93 Raceway owner Debbie Baldwin-Elvasky

Racers who want to help are asked to bring new, unwrapped toys and place them in the bins provided by the U.S. Marine Corp., sponsors of the annual drive. Cash donations will also be accepted.

“Our racers responded very well last year, as everyone got into the Christmas spirit,” said BRS Board of Director member Dan Myers. “Debbie (Baldwin-Elvasky) goes all out in collecting toys for the kids, and we are happy to help out in her efforts.”

The event will mark the half-way point of the current BRS season, with race number #5 featuring Can-Am, Formula One/Indy and Group 7-68 classes in action on Rt. 93’s original 155 foot American Raceway Blue King track. The contest will follow all RETRO car specifications, rules, procedures and bylaws. These may be found by going to:

Doors will open at 8:00 AM on Dec. 13. Practice will be from 8:00 – 9:30 AM. Tech for both Can-Am and Formula One/Indy (both classes will be teched at the same time) will begin promptly at 9:30. Tech for Group 7-68 will open a half hour following the conclusion of the Formula One/Indy A-Main.

Rt. 93 will be open for practice on Friday Dec. 12 from 12:00 Noon until approximately 10:00 PM. A $10.00 track pass will charged.

The race format will have Can-Am and Formula One/Indy qualifying using a ‘best single lap’ format to seed racers into mains. Mains will be three minutes on / two minutes off. Group 7-68 will not qualify and will be seeded into mains by race officials. Group 7-68 mains will be two minutes on / two minutes off. Final race results in all three classes will be determined by highest lap totals from all of the mains. Race order will be Can-Am, Formula One/Indy and Group 7-68.

Entry fees on race day will be $15.00 for the first class entered, which includes Saturday practice and a track provided lunch. A $10.00 entry fee will be charged for the second and third classes entered.

The now famous Rt. 93 hospitality will again be in the spotlight, as Baldwin-Elvasky is promising a special Christmas buffet for racers. “We love throwing a party,” said Baldwin-Elvasky, “my job is feeding the racers and making sure no one goes home hungry. We will also have pizza for those coming in early to practice on Friday night “

For race information contact: Ron Hershman (