Clarity Racing is a asphalt oval track race team owned and operated by Clarity Patton.

In the 2018 season Clarity is racing her #22 Varsity Automotive Street Stock race car in the Drive Train Specialists series at Flat Rock Speedway located in Flat Rock near Detroit, Michigan.

The #22 is sponsored by Varsity Automotive Group (www.varsityautos.com), Varsity Lincoln (www.varsitylincoln.com) in Novi and Varsity Ford (www.varsityford.com) in Ann Arbor.

The team’s crew chief, Tom Cronenwett, is a veteran racer who also races the #97 Late Model that will be entering a few special races during the 2018 season.

The team’s manager, Karen Matelic, races the #18 Street Stock and is taking the 2018 season off due to shoulder surgery.

Clarity Racing created the Race Car Mobile Science Lab that inspires students to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Clarity teaches hands-on science labs at schools to help students discover rewarding opportunities in automotive and engineering fields.

The Team



Clarity’s Race Schedule at Flack Rock Speedway - 2018
April 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Opening Night: LM, F8, SS
May 05, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Scout Night! All scouts admitted FREE! LM, F8, SS.
May 12, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Monroe County 4-H Night and Autograph Night! Walk on track, meet drivers--6:15 p.m. LM, F8, SS, Bandoleros. Racing Fan Club Night!
May 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Kids Night! Kids to age 12 FREE and receive FREE hot dog! Enduro 250, F8, SS, Bandoleros.
May 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Joy Fair Memorial 100: ARCA Gold Cup LM--100 laps, plus SS (Retro Night for SS-dashes, pursuits), Racer's Reunion. (Rain date Sun. May 27--6 p.m.)
June 02, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
LM, SS, F8, TKC Karts.
June 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Michigan Figure 8 Championship-40 laps, LMSP Silver Cup-35 laps, plus SS.
July 07, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Triple 50's and FIREWORKS!!! LM, F8, SS-50 laps (features only this night).
July 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Autograph Night! Walk on track, meet drivers-6:15. LMSP, SS, F8, Kids Power Wheels Derby, Bandoleros.
July 28, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
LM, F8, SS
August 04, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
SS 100: Street Stocks-100 lap feature, plus F8, TKC Karts, Bandoleros.
August 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Kid's Night-kids to age 12 FREE/FREE hot dog! Enduro 250, F8, SS, Boat F8.
August 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM EDT
Season Championships: LM, F8, SS, plus Bandoleros.
September 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM EDT
School Bus Figure 8: plus SS, F8, Flag pole, F8 Boat Race! 6 P.M. START! *Reserved seating available.



Car Clarity

Clarity Patton started racing in 2015 at Flat Rock Speedway where she competed in the fastest series at the track, the Super Late Model division. In her rookie season Clarity placed 14th out of 42 drivers who raced at Flat Rock.

Clarity created the Race Car Mobile Science Lab to inspires students and get them excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

In 2016 and 2017, budget constrains and mechanical issues mostly prevented Clarity from racing her Late Model race car. She was able to compete in a few Street Stock races and started a mentoring program, enabling rookie Karen Matelic to join the team.

In 2018, Clarity plans to compete in the full season of the Drive Train Specialists Street Stock Series at Flat Rock Speedway for the first time. Special thanks to sponsors Varsity Automotive Group, Varsity Lincoln and Varsity Ford for making possible the 2018 season for Clarity Racing.

See Schedule


Car Tom

Tom Cronenwett began racing street stock in the 1970s, claiming many victories.

In the early 90’s, Tom moved into the Late Model Division, where he was awarded “Rookie of the Year” from the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) during his first year.

Tom is the crew chief for the #22 Varsity Automotive Street Stock driven by Clarity Patton.

He also occasionally competes in the #97 Late Model and coaches Karen Matelic when she races the #18 Street Stock at Flat Rock Speedway.

Tom is a skilled mechanic and race team leader who has been integral to Clarity Racing ever since the team was formed in 2015.


Car Karen

Karen Matelic is the team manager of Clarity Racing and helped create the Race Car Mobile Science Lab with Clarity Patton.

Karen completed her rookie season in 2016 racing the #18 Street Stock at her home track of Flat Rock Speedway. In the first race of her career, Karen placed second in the Street Stock B feature. Karen is a downriver native who currently resides in Rockwood, Michigan.

Karen is also a seasoned marketing professional in her role as Chief Marketing Officer at advertising agency Sunny Media in Livonia, Michigan.


Revving up Student Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Inspiring Students

Race car driver Clarity Patton created the Race Car Mobile Science Lab to inspire students to consider careers in science and introduce them to rewarding opportunities available in automotive and engineering fields. This exciting educational program brings a race car to schools so students can explore science, technology, engineering and math during a fun, hands-on science class taught by a female race car driver.

"Our school was buzzing with excitement after you guys left yesterday. Please let Clarity know we absolutely LOVED having her here! The students are still talking all about it today. Not only about the science but how personable she was to them." - Laura, Thomas Simpson Middle School, Flat Rock, Michigan

“She actually talked to us at our level, and she looked at us in the eyes when she talked to us. Some presenters just aren’t good with kids.” - Race Car Mobile Science Lab Student

“My goal is to encourage children to take an interest in science and engineering at an early age and open their eyes to the many wonderful careers available to them,” said Clarity. “A race car is a great tool for demonstrating scientific principles to students and engaging them in hands-on learning that can spark their interest in science-based career paths.” - Clarity Patton

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us to recommend a school for the Race Car Mobile Science Lab to visit, or contact us for any reason by clicking HERE or calling us at 734-634-4009.


49251 Grand River Ave.
Novi, MI 48376
(248) 305-5300

3480 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
(734) 996-2300


Clarity Racing, LLC.
39209 Six Mile Road, Suite 165
Livonia, Michigan 48152
Phone: 734-535-8881

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