Vitucci Makes Auto Racing Debut Friday

FLAT ROCK, Mich. – ECHL Hall of Fame member and Toledo Walleye head coach Nick Vitucci will make his automobile racing debut on Friday when he competes in the four-cylinder division at Flat Rock Speedway.

The Walleye will begin play in October 2009 at the brand-new Lucas County Downtown Arena that is currently under construction.

The 40 year old, who is a lifelong racing enthusiast, is a member of the inaugural class of the ECHL Hall of Fame and has won a record five ECHL championships. He played 14 seasons and is the career leader among ECHL goaltenders in games, minutes and wins for both the regular season and the postseason.

He played in two All-Star Games and was named First Team All-ECHL in 1991-92 and 1997-98. He was head coach of the Toledo Storm from 2003-07 and was named ECHL Coach of the Year in 2004-05.