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2017 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule released Major events return; Ohio Sprint Speedweek features eight events in nine days

INDIANAPOLIS (12/2/2016) - The All Star Circuit of Champions will take on a full slate of competition in 2017, complete with 51 events at 32 facilities in eight states, all of which taking shape between early February and mid-October. All Star competitors will visit facilities throughout much of the upper Midwest and Northeast during their upcoming travels, circling areas of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and New York. As customary, the 2017 season will ignite with an eight-day campaign in the Sunshine State, complete with five events between February 9 and February 16 at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say we are more than excited to get the 2017 season underway,” Tony Stewart said, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “It takes a lot of hard work and coordination to put a full season together. With the help from all of the tracks and their officials, I think we have the foundation for an exciting year.”

Returning to the All Star schedule in 2017 is an extended list of premier open wheel events, most of which awarding high dollar paydays. Premier events returning in 2017 include Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket; the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway; Atomic Speedway’s Open Wheel Championship; the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park; the Second Annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway; Tuscarora 50 weekend in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; and a pair of Eldora Speedway showcases: 4-Crown Nationals and Sprintacular.

A total of four events will exceed the standard All Star winner’s share of $5,000 in 2017. The Pete Jacobs Memorial, Dirt Classic Ohio and the Open Wheel Championship finale will each award a $10,000 top prize, while Port Royal Speedway’s historic Tuscarora 50, celebrating its 50th anniversary next September, will award an unprecedented $50,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition; the largest All Star winner’s share of 2017.

The 2017 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will feature eight nights of competition, competing at eight different race tracks throughout all four corners of the Buckeye State. Slated to take shape between Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 24, the 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule will visit Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, and Atomic Speedway. If needed, the off day scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, will be utilized as a rain date. Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket went uninterrupted in 2016, awarding seven different main event winners in eight contested events.

Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin; Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York; and Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan, will each host All Star competition for the first time ever in 2017. The inaugural Angell Park Speedway appearance will act as the second of two Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Sprint Car Series challenge events against the All Star Circuit of Champions. Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, will activate the weekend on Saturday, May 20, followed by Angell Park on Sunday, May 21.

Outlaw Speedway will join Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway for a New York triple-header on Friday through Sunday, July 28-July 30, while Merritt Speedway will act as the second of two Michigan appearances during the June 30-July 1 weekend; the only two Michigan appearances for the All Stars in 2017.

Pennsylvania will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on 16 separate occasions in 2017 spread amongst six different weekend swings. “America’s Series” will tread through areas of Western Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania during their treks to the Keystone State, attempting to continue a stretch of success in Pennsylvania that includes six main event victories for the All Stars in 2016. Major events headlined in Pennsylvania include the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway, the I-79 Summer Shootout at Eriez Speedway/Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway/Tri-City Raceway Park, and the historic Tuscarora 50.

“We have a lot of great events lined up, as well as plans to visit new areas,” Tony said. “I think the fans are in for something very special in 2017. I’m excited to get to Florida.”

Stay tuned online, as well as on social media, for any schedule adjustments or changes. Those interested in purchasing tickets for any of the scheduled events should contact the hosting facility.

Additional All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

Date

 

Track

 

City, State

 

Event

 

To-Win

 

 

2/9/2017

 

Bubba Raceway Park

 

Ocala, FL

 

Bubba Army Winter Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/10/2017

 

Bubba Raceway Park

 

Ocala, FL

 

Bubba Army Winter Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/11/2017

 

Bubba Raceway Park

 

Ocala, FL

 

Bubba Army Winter Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/15/2017

 

Volusia Speedway

 

Deleon Springs, FL

 

DIRTcar Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

2/16/2017

 

Volusia Speedway

 

Deleon Springs, FL

 

DIRTcar Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/8/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/15/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park (4/21 rain date)

 

Attica, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/22/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway

 

Orrville, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/28/2017

 

Williams Grove Speedway

 

Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/29/2017

 

Port Royal Speedway

 

Port Royal, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

4/30/2017

 

Bedford Speedway

 

Bedford, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/5/2017

 

Lernerville Speedway

 

Sarver, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/6/2017

 

Mercer Raceway Park

 

Mercer, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/19/2017

 

Kokomo Speedway

 

Kokomo, IN

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/20/2017

 

Wilmot Raceway

 

Wilmot, WI

 

IRA All Star Challenge Part I

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/21/2017

 

Angell Park Speedway

 

Sun Prairie, WI

 

IRA All Star Challenge Part  II

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/26/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park

 

Attica, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

5/27/2017

 

TBA

 

OH

 

 

 

 

5/28/2017

 

TBA

 

OH

 

 

 

 

6/9/2017

 

Lincoln (IL) Speedway

 

Lincoln, IL

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/10/2017

 

Macon Speedway

 

Macon, IL

 

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/16/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park

 

Attica, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/17/2017

 

Eldora Speedway

 

Rossburg, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/18/2017

 

Waynesfield Raceway Park

 

Waynesfield, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/19/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway

 

Orrville, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/20/2017

 

Sharon Speedway

 

Hartford, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/21/2017

 

RAIN DATE

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

 

6/22/2017

 

Muskingum County Speedway

 

Dresden, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

6/23/2017

 

Limaland Motorsports Park

 

Lima, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

6/24/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

 

$  5,000

 

6/30/2017

 

Hartford Speedway

 

Hartford, MI

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/1/2017

 

Merritt Speedway

 

Lake City, MI

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/8/2017

 

Sharon Speedway (7/9 rain date)

 

Hartford, OH

 

Lou Blaney Memorial

 

$  5,000

 

7/21/2017

 

Eriez Speedway

 

Erie, PA

 

I-79 Summer Shootout

 

$  5,000

 

7/22/2017

 

Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway

 

Imperial, PA

 

I-79 Summer Shootout

 

$  5,000

 

7/23/2017

 

Tri-City Raceway Park

 

Franklin, PA

 

I-79 Summer Shootout

 

$  5,000

 

7/28/2017

 

Outlaw Speedway

 

Dundee, NY

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/29/2017

 

Orange County Fair Speedway

 

Middletown, NY

 

 

$  5,000

 

7/30/2017

 

Lebanon Valley Speedway (7/31 rain date)

 

West Lebanon, NY

 

 

TBA

 

8/17/2017

 

Grandview Speedway

 

Bechtelsville, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

8/18/2017

 

Williams Grove Speedway

 

Mechanicsburg, PA

 

Jack Gunn Memorial

 

$  5,000

 

8/19/2017

 

Lincoln (PA) Speedway

 

Abbottsville, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

8/20/2017

 

Susquehanna Speedway

 

York Haven, PA

 

Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops

 

$  5,000

 

8/25/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

Open Wheel Championship

 

$  5,000

 

8/26/2017

 

Atomic Speedway

 

Waverly, OH

 

Open Wheel Championship

 

$ 10,000

 

9/2/2017

 

Attica Raceway Park

 

Attica, OH

 

Dirt Classic Ohio

 

$ 10,000

 

9/3/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway (9/4 rain date $5k to win)

 

Orrville, OH

 

Pete Jacobs Memorial

 

$ 10,000

 

9/8/2017

 

Port Royal Speedway

 

Port Royal, PA

 

Night Before the 50

 

$  5,000

 

9/9/2017

 

Port Royal Speedway (9/10 rain date)

 

Port Royal, PA

 

Tuscarora 50

 

$ 50,000

 

9/16/2017

 

Selinsgrove Speedway

 

Selinsgrove, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

9/17/2017

 

Bedford Speedway

 

Bedford, PA

 

 

$  5,000

 

9/23/2017

 

Eldora Speedway (9/24 rain date)

 

Rossburg, OH

 

4-Crown Nationals

 

$  5,000

 

10/7/2017

 

Wayne County Speedway

 

Orrville, OH

 

 

$  5,000

 

10/14/2017

 

Eldora Speedway

 

Rossburg, OH

 

UNOH Sprintacular

 

$  5,000

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild wins Arctic Cat All Star finale, Chad Kemenah claims fifth career Arctic Cat All Star championship

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (October 22, 2016) - For the fifth time in his career and for the first time since 2005, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, earning his fate by finishing eighth during the championship finale at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, October 22. It is a first-ever title for team owner Rob Hunter.

Kemenah, pilot of the Rob Hunter-owned/Seneca Energy Corp/DKW Transport/JRC Transportation/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/ No. 10H entry, started 13th on the main event grid and gently worked his way into a top-ten finishing position; just one position ahead of championship contender and defending titlist Dale Blaney at the final checkers. Blaney, who fell short of a seventh championship by a mere 20 markers, finished second in the final standings, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry and Kraig Kinser.

“I hope my car owner’s smile is as big as mine right now,” Chad Kemenah said. “I can’t thank Rob Hunter and his wife enough for giving my brother (Brian Kemenah) and I an opportunity with this race team. We didn’t have the season we wanted last year as far as consistency goes, but we were pretty consistent this year. We really take pride in our level of consistency. Sometimes we second guess ourselves, but we just really needed to focus on us and our results and not worry about where others finish. That’s what it takes to win a championship.”

Chad Kemenah ended his 2016 Arctic Cat All Star championship campaign with one victory on the season, occurring at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion also earned 33 top-ten finishes in 43 main event starts, 24 of which were inside the top-five.

“We definitely wanted to win more, of course. But to have the amount of top-five finishes that we have, no matter where we raced or who we raced against, says a lot about this race team. Sometimes point racing isn’t fun. Things were getting a little stressful here the last month or so. I’m not sure my car owner would admit that, but it is true. I don’t want this to be the first one for Rob Hunter, so hopefully we can repeat.”

Chad Kemenah won the war, but Sheldon Haudenschild won the battle on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway; scoring $10,000 during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale over a competitive field of 49 entries. Haudenschild started second on the main event grid and raced in a podium position during the entire 35-lap main event. The Wooster, Ohio, native took command for the first time on lap 32; surviving accidental contact with race leader Cole Duncan to inherit the top spot over Hunter Schuerenberg and sixth row starter Danny Lasoski. Duncan, the main event pole sitter who led every lap of the feature program until that point, would not return.

Haudenschild, the winningest driver with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, drove ahead to score his ninth victory of season and 15th of his career, keeping, Schuerenberg, Danny Lasoski, Pennsylvania invader Brent Marks, and Spencer Bayston at bay.

“I felt bad about that contact with Cole Duncan. I definitely didn’t intend for that to happen. We were both racing really hard for position and ran out of race track,” Sheldon Haudenschild said. “This has been a really fun season. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work and effort this year. Every time I get in my car, I know what I am going to get and I know what to expect. This win is pretty special. We’ll take this and move ahead.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will celebrate the 2016 season with the annual awards banquet, scheduled for Friday evening, December 9, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. In conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show, the awards banquet will be conducted in rooms 231-233 of the Indiana Convention Center. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7, with the awards ceremony to follow. Additional news and information will be sent via email in the near future.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Saturday, October 22, 2016:
Event: Arctic Cat All Star Championship Finale
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 11.573 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver - 11.489 (2nd Quick)
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Ryan Myers
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Lasoski
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs
Arctic Cat Heat #4: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA Heat #5: Travis Philo
JE Pistons Dash: Cole Duncan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brent Marks (+16)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Spencer Bayston
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.12N-Cole Duncan, 11.282; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.489; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.529; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.532; 5.21-Cap Henry, 11.562; 6.2s-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.568; 7.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.635; 8.40-Caleb Helms, 11.652; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.660; 10.56R-Ryan Myers, 11.696; 11.1-Dale Blaney, 11.703; 12.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 11.709; 13.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 11.717; 14.5T-Travis Philo, 11.740; 15.4-Danny Smith, 11.804; 16.49-Tim Shaffer, 11.821; 17.2-Danny Lasoski, 11.833; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 11.908; 19.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.916; 20.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.941; 21.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 11.993; 22.17B-Bill Balog, 12.007; 23.78-Todd Kane, 12.024; 24.97-Broc Martin, 12.047; 25.19m-Brent Marks, 12.057; 26.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.067; 27.19P-Paige Polyak, 12.083; 28.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.096; 29.39-Spencer Bayston, 12.150; 30.A97-Cale Conley, 12.167; 31.83X-Nate Reeser, 12.185; 32.A67-Nathan Skaggs, 12.204; 33.83-Adam Cruea, 12.382; 34.40i-Mark Imler, 12.412; 35.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 12.550; 36.22D-Josh Davis, 12.554; 37.45-Mark Coleman, 12.574; 38.3FX-Dean Kester, 12.802; 39.O8-Brandon Conkel, 12.814; 40.A76-RJ Perkins, 12.836; 41.9J-Jessie McCreary, 12.873; 42.7A-Dave Dickson, 12.956; 43.O6-Brandy Bower, 13.166; 44.14-Shawn MIller, 14.070; 45.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.190; 46.80-Lance Webb, 99.290; 47.27-Cody Gallogly, 99.450; 48.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 99.480; 49.35R-Ronnie Blair, 99.500;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 56R-Ryan Myers[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 17B-Bill Balog[6] ; 5. 97-Broc Martin[7] ; 6. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[5] ; 7. O8-Brandon Conkel[9] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 9. 14-Shawn MIller[10] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 2-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston[5] ; 5. A67-Nathan Skaggs[1] ; 6. 83-Adam Cruea[6] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7] ; 8. A76-RJ Perkins[8] ; 9. 7A-Dave Dickson[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 3. 12N-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[8] ; 7. 80-Lance Webb[10] ; 8. O6-Brandy Bower[9] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[7] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[3] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. 78-Todd Kane[1] ; 6. A97-Cale Conley[6] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[7] ; 8. 45-Mark Coleman[8] ; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester[9]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 2s-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 8. 9J-Jessie McCreary[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 12N-Cole Duncan[4] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers[1] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 5. 2s-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[7] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. O8-Brandon Conkel[3] ; 2. O6-Brandy Bower[7] ; 3. 3FX-Dean Kester[2] ; 4. 80-Lance Webb[10] ; 5. A76-RJ Perkins[4] ; 6. 14-Shawn MIller[8] ; 7. 9J-Jessie McCreary[5] ; 8. 45-Mark Coleman[1] ; 9. 7A-Dave Dickson[6] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 97-Broc Martin[6] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 83-Adam Cruea[12] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 5. A97-Cale Conley[9] ; 6. 40i-Mark Imler[13] ; 7. O8-Brandon Conkel[17] ; 8. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[14] ; 9. 22D-Josh Davis[15] ; 10. O6-Brandy Bower[18] ; 11. 78-Todd Kane[5] ; 12. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 14. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 15. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[4] ; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 17. A67-Nathan Skaggs[11] ; 18. 19P-Paige Polyak[16]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 2s-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 3. 2-Danny Lasoski[12] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[20] ; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston[18] ; 6. 17B-Bill Balog[17] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[13] ; 9. 1-Dale Blaney[14] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[22] ; 11. 97-Broc Martin[21] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 13. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[6] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[19] ; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan[1] ; 16. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[23] ; 18. 83-Adam Cruea[25] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 20. 49-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 21. 21-Cap Henry[15] ; 22. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 24. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 25. 56R-Ryan Myers[5]

FINAL Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 22, 2016):
1 Chad Kemenah-5238
2 Dale Blaney-5218
3 Sheldon Haudenschild-5178
4 Cap Henry-4896
5 Kraig Kinser-4854
6 Danny Holtgraver-4690
7 T.J. Michael-4602
8 Caleb Helms-4400
9 Andrew Palker-4182
10 Lee Jacobs-4150

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions finale at Atomic Speedway set for Saturday, October 22; Single day shootout, $10,000-to-win

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (October 21, 2016) - With Mother Nature’s failure to cooperate, washing away competition for Friday evening, October 21, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to reschedule the original two-day Arctic Cat All Star championship finale and now host a single day shootout, all set for tomorrow - Saturday, October 22.

Drivers will battle for a top prize equaling $10,000 on Saturday evening, highlighting a complete show that will include qualifying time trials, heat race competition, consolations, and mains. Due to time constraints, the originally scheduled “Race of Champions” will be eliminated from the Saturday evening program.

Pending conditions of the speedway grounds, Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, with hot laps to follow at 5. Additional information regarding ticket prices and reserved seating can be found online. Please stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com as well as at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

2016 Arctic Cat All Star championship to be determined at Atomic Speedway Two-day program complete with $20,000 main event and $2,000 “Race of Champions”

INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2016) - Entering the final weekend of competition as one of the closest point battles in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history, “America’s Series” will determine a 2016 champion on Saturday evening, October 22, at Atomic Speedway, concluding a near-50 race campaign through much of the Northeast and Midwest that welcomed nearly 300 different sprint car competitors to the dirt in 2016. Thirteen drivers from four different states committed themselves to the entire championship campaign this season; one of the most competitive and diverse rosters in All Star history.

“I want to congratulate all of the drivers and teams for another successful All Star season. The schedule, the miles, the preparation, the maintenance; it takes an indescribable amount of work and dedication to complete a season like we had in 2016. I’m sure the effort will be more than rewarding,” Tony Stewart said, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “Although we’ve reached the end, we still have a championship to determine. It’s exciting to witness one of the closest battles in this series’ history. We are all excited to see how things unfold.”

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star championship finale at Atomic Speedway is set for Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, and will feature a two-day program complete with qualifying and heat race competition on Friday, followed by consolation and feature competition on Saturday. Saturday night’s main event will award a $20,000 winner’s share, as well as officially determine the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist.

Despite being plagued with issues resulting from Mother Nature during early season attempts, the championship finale will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway for a second time in 2016; a first since Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket in late June when recent NASCAR Sprint Cup winner Kyle Larson earned the $5,000 victory. It was his second of two victories during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

With a combined total of 10 Arctic Cat All Star championships to their credit, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah and Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will enter the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star finale separated by a mere 18 markers; one of the closest championship margins in the 46-year history of “America’s Series,” closely equaling the excitement of outcomes that occurred in 1992, 1993 and 2007.

“Our game plan for much of the season has been to focus on each individual race. We’ve been able to stay consistent and race our way toward the front. Because of that, we are now in the position that we are in,” Chad Kemenah explained, driver of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport/No. 10H. “Our game plan will remain that way even entering the last race of the season. Earning a win on Saturday is what we are working for. I can’t thank Rob Hunter and the entire team enough for this opportunity. Rob gives us the equipment necessary to be in this position. I would love to earn him a championship.”

In 1992 and 1993, All Star legends Frankie Kerr and Kevin Huntley settled All Star championship battles by less than five points; Huntley earned the championship in 1992 by four points, followed by a precedent-setting tie between Kerr and Huntley in 1993. In 2007, the All Star championship was once again settled by single-digits with Greg Wilson edging out Danny Smith by two markers for a second consecutive title.

“It’s a close battle, but my only concern, and my team’s only concern, is that Atomic Speedway is paying $20,000 this weekend,” Dale Blaney explained, pilot of the Big Game Treestands/GoMuddy.com/CH Motorsports/No. 1. “I have no control of the point situation. Right now, our only game plan is to win that $20,000. At the end of the night, we’ll look back and see where we finished in relation to Chad (Kemenah), and if things go our way, we may be in a position to win the title. My only advantage right now is that there is going to be a good field of cars there this weekend. That’s my only bonus right now.”

In addition to the two-day Arctic Cat All Star program, a “Race of Champions” will also be contested, highlighting the Friday night portion of the weekend schedule. The event, hosted by Atomic Speedway officials to honor all current and former 410 sprint car track champions and series champions throughout the country, will award a $2,000 top prize after 20 laps of green flag competition. Nearly 15 drivers from 11 different series and tracks are committed to participating in the “Race of Champions” on Friday, October 21. The committed roster includes, but is not limited to, Ohio Sprint Car Series champion Cole Duncan, Knoxville Raceway and National Sprint League champion Danny Lasoski, Fremont Speedway champion Broc Martin, FAST Series champion Byron Reed, IRA champion Jeremy Schultz, and Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association champion Dave Dickson.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. Spectator gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 21. A mandatory Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:15, followed by hot laps at 6.

Front gates will open for spectators at 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 22. The drivers meeting will be conducted at 4:15, followed by hot laps at 5. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 18, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 5104 2. Dale Blaney: 5086 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 5028 4. Cap Henry: 4788 5. Kraig Kinser: 4718 6. Danny Holtgraver: 4578 7. T.J. Michael: 4476 8. Caleb Helms: 4270 9. Andrew Palker: 4060 10. Lee Jacobs: 4046

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Rico Abreu takes non-stop Sprintacular!
Dale Blaney cuts Kemenah’s point lead to 18

ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 8, 2016) - St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu secured his fourth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway; leading all 30 circuits of the non-stop, Sprintacular main event to officially solidify his position on top of the feature podium. For Abreu, the Eldora Speedway victory was the second of his career at The Big E during Arctic Cat All Star competition, holding back a pair of Arctic Cat All Star championship point contenders, Dale Blaney and Chad Kemenah, for a cool $5,000. Blaney would cross under the final checkers just behind Abreu, followed by Chad Kemenah, a hard-charging Cap Henry, and Cole Duncan.

“Hats off to Eldora Speedway and the entire staff. There are a lot of cars here between all three of the divisions (118). That is definitely not easy,” Rico Abreu explained. “I especially want to thank all of you fans for sticking this out through the cold weather here tonight. I’m not real used to this. I’m used to California weather. This is so much fun, though. I enjoy getting to come here and being a part of everything at Eldora Speedway.”

Rico Abreu started third on the feature grid, taking command before the completion of lap one over Dale Baney and Sheldon Haudenschild. The California native wasted no time and began to stretch his advantage right from the drop of the green flag; extending his lead to nearly three seconds by lap three. Dale Blaney eventually settled into second, followed by Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Abreu, Blaney and Kemenah raced-on unshuffled, hitting their first obstacle in the form of traffic with just ten laps in the books. Rubber started to come into play by the mid-point of the 30-lap program, allowing the racing surface to narrow which ultimately shrunk Abreu’s racing lane and advantage. Abreu’s two to three second lead shrunk to less than one second over Blaney and Kemenah by lap 25, with all three eventually racing single file and nose to tail on a thin lane of rubbered-up racing surface. Abreu held on, earning a sixth career victory against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, equaling that of Kerry Madsen and Kasey Kahne on the all-time win list.

“I knew Dale (Blaney) was getting close. I probably shouldn’t have, but I looked up at the big screen a few times and saw he was behind me,” Rico Abreu explained. “You just have to stay patient with the lapped cars. It was taking rubber and the racing line kept getting narrower and narrower. I was able to get around the lapped cars that I needed to. By that time, the lapped cars that were ahead of me weren’t passing anybody. I just had to make sure to hit my marks and stay patient.”

Dale Blaney’s runner-up finish allowed the “Low Rider” to snip away at Chad Kemenah’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point advantage. Kemenah, a former four-time Arctic Cat All Star point champion, will lead Dale Blaney into the Atomic Speedway season finale with an 18-point margin. The Alvada, Ohio, native led Blaney by 20 points entering the Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway.

“Overall, it was a really good run for us tonight,” Dale Blaney explained. “Second is tough to take here. I mean, Rico runs really good here so I can’t take that away from him or us. We really started to get single file there, especially in three and four, which made things really difficult in terms of passing. I’m happy with second. Things are going to be interesting at Atomic.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will wrap up the 2016 season with a two-day visit to the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, October 21-22. All Star championship weekend will feature a full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program during the two-day visit, complete with qualifying time trials and heat races on Friday, followed by consolations, dash and a $20,000-to-win main event on Saturday.

As an added bonus, a “Race of Champions” will be contested during the Friday night portion of the All Star championship weekend at Atomic Speedway. Sprint car track champions, as well as series champions, from coast to coast are invited to participate, all battling for a $2,000 top prize. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, October 8, 2016:
Event: The Sprintacular
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 40 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kraig Kinser - 14.218
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ian Madsen - 14.193
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Shawn Dancer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ian Madsen
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rico Abreu
EMi Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Rico Abreu
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+15)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver (12th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.18-Ian Madsen, 14.193; 2.24-Rico Abreu, 14.267; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.282; 4.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.322; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.358; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 14.410; 7.12N-Cole Duncan, 14.419; 8.1-Dale Blaney, 14.426; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.453; 10.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.508; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.514; 12.82-Sammy Swindell, 14.533; 13.17B-Bill Balog, 14.559; 14.23c-Tyler Courtney, 14.565; 15.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.567; 16.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.613; 17.2M-Dustin Daggett, 14.619; 18.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.664; 19.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.718; 20.21-Cap Henry, 14.754; 21.97-Aaron Reutzel, 14.821; 22.5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.887; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 14.897; 24.71m-Paul May, 14.933; 25.7-Joe Swanson, 14.978; 26.8M-TJ Michael, 15.148; 27.A97-Cale Conley, 15.209; 28.4-Danny Smith, 15.300; 29.60-Kory Crabtree, 15.346; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 15.367; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.389; 32.21K-Kyle Pruitt, 15.718; 33.O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.788; 34.5J-Jeremy Schultz, 15.832; 35.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 15.887; 36.3FX-Dean Kester, 16.234; 37.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 16.243; 38.16M-Danny Mumaw, 16.264; 39.83-Adam Cruea, 16.499; 40.11-Brian Benson, 16.685;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 17B-Bill Balog[3] ; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[2] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 7. 71m-Paul May[5] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[8] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 18-Ian Madsen[4] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 6. A97-Cale Conley[9] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[8] ; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester[10] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 82-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney[6] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 9. 97-Aaron Reutzel[9] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 5. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[7] ; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[6] ; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[8] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 9. 11-Brian Benson[10] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[5]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 7. 12N-Cole Duncan[5] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 97-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 2. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[14] ; 9. A97-Cale Conley[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[18] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[16] ; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 13. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[13] ; 14. 83-Adam Cruea[19] ; 15. 11-Brian Benson[20] ; 16. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[15] ; 17. 3FX-Dean Kester[17] ; 18. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 19. 7-Joe Swanson[9] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[19] ; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan[7] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 7. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 10. 97-Aaron Reutzel[21] ; 11. 82-Sammy Swindell[13] ; 12. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[18] ; 14. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9] ; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 16. 23c-Tyler Courtney[22] ; 17. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[24] ; 18. 2M-Dustin Daggett[14] ; 19. 17B-Bill Balog[11] ; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 21. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[20] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 23. 60-Kory Crabtree[25] ; 24. 4-Danny Smith[16] ; 25. 13-Brandon Matus[10]


Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 8, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah - 5104
2. Dale Blaney - 5086
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 5028
4. Cap Henry - 4788
5. Kraig Kinser - 4718
6. Danny Holtgraver - 4706
7. T.J. Michael - 4476
8. Caleb Helms - 4270
9. Lee Jacobs - 4152
10. Andrew Palker - 4060

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

One Last Bang: Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will help Eldora Speedway close out 2016 season with annual Sprintacular, All Star championship battle still “too close to call”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 4, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their fourth and final Eldora Speedway appearance of the season on Saturday evening, October 8, helping the World’s Greatest Dirt Track open and shut their doors for the final time of 2016.

The Eldora Speedway season finale, known formally as the Sprintacular, will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner. The NRA “360” Sprint Invaders and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the Sprintacular agenda, creating a full-blown, open wheel spectacle for sprint car enthusiasts

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Eldora Speedway appearance on Saturday evening, September 24, during night two of the two-day Four Crown Nationals weekend. Ian Madsen, brother of former Kings Royal champion Kerry Madsen, was the Four Crown Nationals main event winner, taking command with just three circuits remaining to solidify his spot on the Eldora Speedway victory lane stage for the first time in his career.

Chad Kemenah, the current Arctic Cat All Star point leader, finished second on September 24, followed by Randy Hannagan, Kraig Kinser, and Brady Bacon. Madsen became the third different Arctic Cat All Star winner at The Big E in 2016, joining Jac Haudenschild (Ohio Sprint Speedweek) and Donny Schatz (Kings Royal; show-up points event) in the history books.

With his podium finish during Four Crown Nationals competition, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah was able to reclaim the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions’ tile chase and will lead the charge back into Rossburg, Ohio. The former series champion, earning four consecutive titles from 2002 until 2005, will enter the annual Sprintacular with a 20-point advantage in the title chase; taking advantage of Dale Blaney’s misfortune during Four Crown Nationals weekend when the “Low Rider” made contact with the outside retaining wall during main event action. Kemenah has one victory on the season, occurring in Bedford, Pennsylvania, as well as 23 top-five finishes in 41 A-main starts.

Blaney, a seven-time main event winner thus far in 2016, finds himself second in the championship chase entering the Eldora Speedway Sprintacular, still mathematically eligible for the championship with two point events remaining. The Hartford, Ohio, native holds a 50-point cushion over series win leader Sheldon Haudenschild for second, followed by Cap Henry and Kraig Kinser who round out the top-five, respectively.

Sheldon Haudenschild owns eight victories on the season, earning his most recent during the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway during Labor Day weekend worth $10,000. It was his second $10,000 top prize in 24 hours, also earning the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park.

The Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway will launch officially with pit gates opening at 12:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, October 8. Spectator gates will swing loose at 1 pm, followed by hot laps at 4:30 pm and racing at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit the official Eldora Speedway Sprintacular event page: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/the-sprintacular/

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (October 3, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah - 4960 2. Dale Blaney - 4940 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4890 4. Cap Henry -4646 5. Kraig Kinser - 4586 6. Danny Holtgraver - 4580 7. T.J. Michael - 4370 8. Caleb Helms - 4190 9. Lee Jacobs - 4042 10. Andrew Palker - 3980

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Ian Madsen scores Four Crown Nationals victory for first ever Eldora Speedway win,
Chad Kemenah reclaims Arctic Cat All Star championship point lead over Dale Blaney

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 24, 2016) - Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time can make all of the difference. For Ian Madsen, that statement proved to be worth $5,000.

For the first time in his career, Ian Madsen is a main event winner at the world-famous Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; scoring a victory against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals.

Climbing ahead from third on the feature grid, Madsen took command officially on lap 28, utilizing Rico Abreu’s misfortune while racing in the runner-up position. The victory was Madsen’s third against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the course of his career, but his first in 2016. Chad Kemenah finished second, followed by Randy Hannagan, Kraig Kinser and Brady Bacon.

“It’s really awesome to get a win at this place,” Ian Madsen explained. “I’ve always dreamed of winning a race at Eldora Speedway. It’s really cool to be able to stand up here on this victory lane stage. I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work. Kyle, Mark, Jackson, and all of the guys back home, Brett and Matt; they all do so much. My crew chief, Kyle Ripper, gave me a great car tonight. We’ve been knocking on the door to get a big win, so this is awesome.”

A pair of California natives, Rico Abreu and Randy Hannagan, led the feature starters to green on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Hannagan earned the early advantage, leading Chad Kemenah and Rico Abreu by the flagstand for the first time. The “Hurricane” kept control for the first six circuits, eventually feeling some pressure from the duo racing directly behind him. A pair of cautions on lap seven would halt competition for the first time during the 30-lap main event, erasing Hannagan’s advantage at the front of the field. The cautions proved to be beneficial for second place running Rico Abreu; using the momentum change to drive by Hannagan when green flag action returned to officially lead the seventh circuit.

Abreu drove on to dominate the next 20 circuits, outrunning Randy Hannagan, Chad Kemenah and eventually Ian Madsen through two additional cautions and periods of intense traffic. Unfortunately, Abreu’s dominating performance would soon come to a halt; spinning all alone between turns three and four on lap 28, eventually adding Lee Jacobs to the pileup. Madsen, who battled his way forward after starting on the inside of row two, inherited command. His lucky strike would soon pay off, keeping Chad Kemenah and Randy Hannagan at bay for the last three circuits to secure $5,000 and a first-ever trip to the Eldora Speedway victory lane stage.

“I don’t think we had anything for Rico (Abreu),” Madsen explained. “We got a lucky break there, so we had to make the most of it.”

With his runner-up finish, Chad Kemenah officially reclaims the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, now holding a 20-point cushion over Dale Blaney, and a 70-point cushion over Sheldon Haudenschild, heading into the next Arctic Cat All Star program. Blaney and Haudenschild each suffered from problems during the Four Crown Nationals main event; Blaney made contact with the turn four retaining wall, while Haudenschild suffered from engine failure.

“You have to finish every race. My crew always gives me a great opportunity to do that,” Chad Kemenah explained. “We just keep plugging away and we keep earning podiums. Ian (Madsen) had a really good car tonight. I actually felt like I was getting better and better as the race went on. We were able to move around quite a bit on the race track. We were good enough to run second to him and I’ll take it.”

With only two weeks to wait, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to The Big E on Saturday evening, October 8, for the Eldora Speedway season finale. Dubbed the Sprintacular, the sprint car triple-header will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, NRA ‘360’ Sprint Invaders and the BOSS non-wing sprint cars, each conducting a full program including preliminary competition and main events. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will battle for a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points, during the annual Sprintacular; the fourth and final Eldora Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 2016 Eldora Speedway Sprintacular should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, September 24, 2016:
Event: 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.490 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Randy Hannagan - 14.158 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jac Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tyler Courtney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild
EMi Heat #4: Caleb Helms
JE Pistons Dash: Rico Abreu
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ian Madsen
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Max Stambaugh (+12)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Jac Haudenschild (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kerry Madsen
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.158; 2.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.243; 3.24-Rico Abreu, 14.258; 4.70-Dean Jacobs, 14.259; 5.1-Dale Blaney, 14.281; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.339; 7.99-Brady Bacon, 14.387; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.396; 9.18-Ian Madsen, 14.500; 10.35-Jac Haudenschild, 14.548; 11.21-Cap Henry, 14.549; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.565; 13.17W-Kerry Madsen, 14.572; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 14.602; 15.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.649; 16.23-DJ Foos, 14.691; 17.40-Caleb Helms, 14.739; 18.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.740; 19.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.755; 20.9X-Cole Duncan, 14.782; 21.OO-Dane Lorenc, 14.817; 22.23c-Tyler Courtney, 14.835; 23.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.885; 24.19P-Paige Polyak, 14.890; 25.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.932; 26.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.976; 27.83-Adam Cruea, 15.022; 28.71m-Paul May, 15.109; 29.O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.127; 30.7J-Joe Swanson, 15.140; 31.59-Ben Schmidt, 15.167; 32.11R-Chase Ridenour, 15.288; 33.10S-Jay Steinebach, 15.314; 34.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.321; 35.60-Kory Crabtree, 15.611; 36.6-Bill Rose, 15.649; 37.5B-Chad Blonde, 15.693;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 35-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 5. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 6. 09x-Carson Macedo[6] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 9. 6-Bill Rose[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[1] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 3. 17W-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 5. 19P-Paige Polyak[5] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 7. 59-Ben Schmidt[7] ; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc[7] ; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 70-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 83-Adam Cruea[8] ; 9. 10S-Jay Steinebach[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 6. 35-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 2. OO-Dane Lorenc[3] ; 3. 9X-Cole Duncan[2] ; 4. 09x-Carson Macedo[6] ; 5. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 6. 59-Ben Schmidt[11] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[7] ; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson[10] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 12. 6-Bill Rose[16] ; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 14. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 15. 10S-Jay Steinebach[13] ; 16. 11R-Chase Ridenour[12] ; 17. 5B-Chad Blonde[17]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[5] ; 6. 35-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[15] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[16] ; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh[21] ; 10. 17W-Kerry Madsen[12] ; 11. 70-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 12. 23c-Tyler Courtney[10] ; 13. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[14] ; 14. 09x-Carson Macedo[24] ; 15. 9X-Cole Duncan[23] ; 16. 23-DJ Foos[17] ; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker[25] ; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 19. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[19] ; 23. 1-Dale Blaney[11] ; 24. 19P-Paige Polyak[18] ; 25. OO-Dane Lorenc[22]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 24, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah - 4960
2. Dale Blaney - 4940
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4890
4. Cap Henry -4646
5. Kraig Kinser - 4586
6. Danny Holtgraver - 4580
7. T.J. Michael - 4370
8. Caleb Helms - 4190
9. Lee Jacobs - 4042
10. Andrew Palker - 3980

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will join USAC for stellar Four Crown Nationals lineup

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (September 20, 2016) - For the first time since 2007, the World’s Greatest Dirt Track will host four divisions during the Saturday night portion of the Four Crown Nationals program, adding more hype to a prestigious weekend of competition that will feature the best of the best with the wings, and without.

After the BeFour The Crowns Showdown on Friday night, September 23, featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, the stars and cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will have their turn at taming the highbanks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; joining all three national divisions, Midget, Sprint Car and Champ Car, of the United States Auto Club (USAC) for the Four Crown Nationals on Saturday, September 24. The Arctic Cat All Stars will battle for $5,000 during their visit to The Big E, also earning full points toward the 2016 championship.

As an added bonus, if a competitor can sweep the entire Four Crown Nationals program on Saturday, September 24, a mega-bonus of $100,000 will be awarded. If a competitor can earn three out of four victories on Saturday, a $25,000 bonus will be awarded.

Including the show-up points appearance in mid-July for the Kings Royal weekend, the Four Crown Nationals will act as the third of four Arctic Cat All Star visits to Eldora Speedway in 2016. “America’s Series” made their first visit to Eldora Speedway on June 25 for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale. The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild claimed the right to stand on the coveted victory lane stage, earning $10,000 for his efforts. Defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz was the $50,000 Kings Royal winner on July 16.

With only three point events remaining on the 2016 championship schedule, the Four Crown Nationals will highlight as a very important step in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. Less than 30 markers separate the top-two championship contenders entering their visit to Rossburg, Ohio, with defending series champion Dale Blaney on top of the current series standings.

Dubbed the “Low Rider,” Dale Blaney, who owns seven victories on the season, as well as a series leading 23 top-five finishes, holds a 22-point cushion over Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah entering Four Crown Nationals weekend. Kemenah, also a former series champion, owns one victory on the season, as well as 22 top-five finishes. Blaney owns victories at Attica Raceway Park (OH), Port Royal Speedway (PA), Butler Speedway (MI), Millstream Speedway (OH), Eriez Speedway (PA), and Grandview Speedway (PA), with Kemenah owning one victory at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Despite the competitive battle at the top of the championship standings, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild is also in a mathematical position to contend for the title; currently third in the title chase and only 56 points behind Dale Blaney. Haudenschild has earned eight victories thus far in 2016, which leads all Arctic Cat All Star competitors, as well as 17 top-five finishes.

Cap Henry and “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, earning a combined total of 22 top-five feature finishes and three victories, all three of which acquired by Holtgraver, currently round out the top-five in the championship standings.

Four Crown Nationals festivities will officially begin with spectator gates opening at 12-noon on Saturday, September 24. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm, followed by racing at 8. Those seeking additional information regarding the Four Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway should visit the event page live on the Web at: http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/35th-annual-four-crown-nationals/

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 20, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4836 2. Chad Kemenah - 4814 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4780 4. Cap Henry - 4510 5. Danny Holtgraver - 4452 6. Kraig Kinser - 4444 7. T.J. Michael - 4262 8. Caleb Helms - 4076 9. Lee Jacobs - 3936 10. Andrew Palker - 3864

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Lance Dewease earns record fifth Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway in dominating fashion

PORT ROYAL, PA. (September 10, 2016) - For an unprecedented fifth time, Lance Dewease is a Tuscarora 50 champion at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Central Pennsylvania veteran, who now owns 100 career victories at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” as well as 31 career victories against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, earned more than $12,000 for his record setting main event win, crossing under the final checkers nearly eight seconds ahead of Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney. Dewease took command officially on lap 12 and never looked back, utilizing the bottom groove of the Port Royal Speedway half-mile for the majority of his laps led.

“This feels great. It’s an honor to do it for these guys,” Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. “I think I may have won this race with five different car owners, too, so that makes it pretty special. I wanted this one so bad all year for these guys. We’ve been really good everywhere we’ve went. We had a really good race car last night, but had some mechanical problems that were nobody’s fault. I’m having a lot of fun driving for this race team. We are all really enjoying this limited schedule. We savor every one of these things.”

With a redraw setting the first five starting rows of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 feature finale, it was Greg Hodnett and T.J. Stutts setting the tone on the initial start. Hodnett jumped to the early advantage, leading Dale Blaney, T.J. Stutts, and Sheldon Haudenschild at the completion of lap one. Hodnett quickly opened up at the front of the field, extending his lead to a near-two second advantage by lap 10.

In the meantime, Lance Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Sharman Builders/No. 69K, started to pick his way through the field. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native drove forward from eighth on the grid, securing the third position by lap 10, second position by lap 11, and the top spot by lap 12, but not without help from Greg Hodnett. Hodnett, who was still controlling the point position during Dewease’s charge, slowed to a stop on lap 12, the result of mechanical woes. Dewease took advantage of Hodnett’s misfortune and quickly extended himself from his fellow front runners, chased to the lap 25 break by Stevie Smith, Dale Blaney, and Sheldon Haudenschild.

“That first 25 laps, I didn’t run that hard,” Dewease explained. “I knew we could go pretty soft on tires because I’m not that hard on tires. We came in during that red and my guys said my tires were still really good. So, I knew I could get going then. I just wanted to get inside the top-four before the break. I just found a line and was able to reel those guys in. You have to be there in the end in this deal. That’s what it’s all about. ”

The second segment of the Tuscarora 50 main event ignited with Lance Dewease returning to his place at the front of the field, followed by Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney. It would not take long for Dewease to once again open up his advantage, stretching to nearly four seconds by lap 30.

While Dewease dominated, a battle for second, third, and fourth would ensue involving Stevie Smith, Dale Blaney, and Cap Henry. Smith soon established himself in the runner-up position, followed by a lap-by-lap battle between Dale Blaney and Cap Henry. Despite all of their attempts to catch the familiar No.69K of Lance Dewease, nothing proved to be beneficial. Dewease ultimately scored the five-digit payday, followed by Stevie Smith and Dale Blaney to complete the podium.

“There are probably only a few of us here that have experience racing on the same set of tires for all 50 laps,” Lance Dewease said. “There is a little bit of a nact to it and a little bit of a patience to it. I’m happy to get it done for these guys.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will close out the month of September with a visit to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. The Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will showcase Arctic Cat All Star competition on Saturday evening, September 24, during night two of the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals. “America’s Series” will join all three national divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC), Midget, Sprint, and Champ, during their visit to Eldora Speedway, the first time Eldora Speedway has hosted four divisions during the Saturday night portion of the Four Crown Nationals since 2007.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 35th Annual Four Crown Nationals program at The Big E should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/event/35th-annual-four-crown-nationals/

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, September 10, 2016: Event: 49th Annual Tuscarora 50 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 16.421 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 16.479 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Blane Heimbach All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild EMi Heat #4: T.J. Stutts JE Pistons Dash: N/A Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Logan Wagner (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.479; 2.51S-Stevie Smith, 16.522; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.537; 4.21M-Brian Montieth, 16.547; 5.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.563; 6.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.586; 7.21-Cap Henry, 16.615; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.657; 9.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.666; 10.1-Dale Blaney, 16.690; 11.5-Dylan Cisney, 16.696; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.732; 13.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.772; 14.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.788; 15.71m-Dave Blaney, 16.805; 16.55-Mike Wagner, 16.865; 17.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.872; 18.25-Aaron Ott, 16.903; 19.19m-Brent Marks, 16.929; 20.O7-Doug Esh, 16.929; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.930; 22.25B-Tyler Bear, 16.935; 23.88-TJ Stutts, 17.023; 24.33-Curt Stroup, 17.026; 25.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.071; 26.94-Ryan Smith, 17.097; 27.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.130; 28.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.134; 29.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.210; 30.29-Jason Shultz, 17.248; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 17.338; 32.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.376; 33.40-Caleb Helms, 17.393; 34.1*-Tim Wagaman, 17.413; 35.75L-Kody Lehman, 17.433; 36.55W-Michael Wagner II, 17.507; 37.44-Joey Hershey, 17.656; 38.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.731; 39.24B-Dustin Baney, 17.918; 40.27D-Vincent Doughtery, 18.019; 41.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.060;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 12-Blane Heimbach[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth[3] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney[5] ; 8. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 9. 25B-Tyler Bear[8] ; 10. 19G-Cale Grubb[10] ; 11. 24B-Dustin Baney[11]

Heat 2, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[3] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 8. 29-Jason Shultz[9] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

Heat 3, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 3. O7-Doug Esh[1] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 6. 33-Curt Stroup[5] ; 7. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 9. 55W-Michael Wagner II[9] ; 10. 27D-Vincent Doughtery[10]

Heat 4, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 88-TJ Stutts[1] ; 2. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore[10] ; 8. 75L-Kody Lehman[8] ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney[1] ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 4. 33-Curt Stroup[2] ; 5. 44-Joey Hershey[4] ; 6. 29-Jason Shultz[11] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore[8] ; 10. 1*-Tim Wagaman[6] ; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[16] ; 12. 19G-Cale Grubb[17] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 14. 24B-Dustin Baney[21] ; 15. 55W-Michael Wagner II[14] ; 16. 27D-Vincent Doughtery[18] ; 17. 25B-Tyler Bear[13] ; 18. 75L-Kody Lehman[12] ; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[19] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[20]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease[8] ; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith[10] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[9] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[13] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 8. 19m-Brent Marks[17] ; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach[7] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[20] ; 11. 71m-Dave Blaney[14] ; 12. 94-Ryan Smith[18] ; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney[22] ; 14. O7-Doug Esh[12] ; 15. 7W-Logan Wagner[23] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[21] ; 17. 88-TJ Stutts[2] ; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth[11] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[16] ; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[25] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[19] ; 22. 33-Curt Stroup[24] ; 23. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 24. 25-Aaron Ott[15] ; 25. 27-Greg Hodnett[1]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 10, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4836 2. Chad Kemenah - 4814 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4780 4. Cap Henry - 4510 5. Danny Holtgraver - 4452 6. Kraig Kinser - 4444 7. T.J. Michael - 4262 8. Caleb Helms - 4076 9. Lee Jacobs - 3936 10. Andrew Palker - 3864

 

 

Stevie Smith takes $5,000 from Port Royal Speedway during Night Before The Tuscarora 50, Tuscarora weekend continues Saturday with Tuscarora 50 finale

PORT ROYAL, PA. (September 9, 2016) - For the first time in 2016 and for the fourth time in his career, the “Black Bandit” Stevie Smith is a main event winner against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway, this time scoring the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 victory to officially kick-off Tuscarora weekend at the “Speed Palace.” Smith, who started third on the feature grid, took command for the first time on lap 12, eventually holding back Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe by nearly 2.5 seconds to score the $5,000 top prize. It was Smith’s 17th career victory with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, equaling his father’s total on the all-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win list.

“I am really happy to be out here tonight,” Stevie Smith said in victory lane. “I’ve always really enjoyed racing at Port Royal and I like winning at Port Royal. Although, I have to be truthful, I like winning at any track. It seems like it gets harder and harder to win every year. This track is putting on a great show for us here this weekend. I can’t thank everyone enough. They are the real reason why we are out here.”

Pole sitter Greg Hodnett took command during the initial Night Before The Tuscarora 50 main event start, leading Brock Zearfoss and Stevie Smith by the flag stand for the first time. Despite Hodnett’s ability to quickly extend his advantage at the front of the field, reaching a near-two second lead by lap 5, it was Lance Dewease who was creating the most noise.

Within two circuits, sixth starting Lance Dewease was already putting pressure on Stevie Smith, Brock Zearfoss, and Greg Hodnett, ultimately stealing third from Smith at the completion of lap two, and second from Zearfoss on lap three. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native locked himself down on the bottom of the speedway, erasing Hodnett’s near-two second lead by lap eight, eventually driving under the familiar No. 27 on lap nine during a battle in traffic.

Unfortunately for the pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/No. 69K, the dominance would soon come to an end, unexpectedly pulling to a stop on the backstretch on lap 11. This would allow Greg Hodnett to inherit the lead once again, followed by Stevie Smith and now Dale Blaney.

Greg Hodnett’s campaign at the front of the field would only last a single circuit, eventually overtaken by Stevie Smith with a textbook slide job between turns three and four on lap 12. That move would prove to be the winning move with Stevie Smith surviving the remaining 18 circuits of the 30 lap main event to earn his place on the coveted Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage, crossing under the final checkers nearly 2.5 seconds ahead of Greg Hodnett and Lucas Wolfe, who worked his way back to a podium finish by lap 13.

“We were just so tight at the beginning. It took us half of the race to really get going,” Stevie Smith explained. “Lance (Dewease) was really good tonight. I’m not sure how we would have ended up if he wouldn’t have broke. I just had to go where the car told me to go and where I thought the car was right. It hasn’t been right a lot this year, but it paid off tonight.”

The 49th running of the Tuscarora 50 will cap off a full weekend of competition for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Port Royal Speedway, awarding a minimum of $12,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition on Saturday night, September 10. The Tuscarora 50 finale, a show-up points event for the Arctic Cat All Stars during their third and final Port Royal Speedway appearance of 2016, will also award lap money on top of the five-digit payday, which will be accumulated during the entire main event.

Port Royal Speedway will open Tuscarora 50 pit gates and main gates at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 10. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:45 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Friday, September 9, 2016: Event: Night Before The Tuscarora 50 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lucas Wolfe - 15.972 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver (2nd Quick) - 16.291 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss EMi Heat #4: Dave Blaney JE Pistons Dash: Greg Hodnett Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Greg Hodnett (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Doug Esh Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.202; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.291; 3.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.365; 4.25-Aaron Ott, 16.407; 5.51S-Stevie Smith, 16.411; 6.21-Cap Henry, 16.474; 7.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.521; 8.19m-Brent Marks, 16.545; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 16.556; 10.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.575; 11.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.577; 12.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.578; 13.75-Nicole Bower, 16.599; 14.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.615; 15.88-TJ Stutts, 16.630; 16.71m-Dave Blaney, 16.650; 17.O7-Doug Esh, 16.654; 18.5-Dylan Cisney, 16.668; 19.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.688; 20.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.729; 21.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.733; 22.29-Jason Shultz, 16.736; 23.55-Mike Wagner, 16.758; 24.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.767; 25.25B-Tyler Bear, 16.773; 26.94-Ryan Smith, 16.783; 27.7W-Logan Wagner, 16.797; 28.40-Caleb Helms, 16.860; 29.44-Joey Hershey, 16.877; 30.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.883; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 16.904; 32.91-Anthony Fiore, 16.969; 33.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.000; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.035; 35.33-Curt Stroup, 17.139; 36.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.169; 37.24B-Dustin Baney, 17.200; 38.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.253; 39.75L-Kody Lehman, 17.333; 40.55W-Michael Wagner II, 17.397; 41.15-Vince Snyder, 99.008;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 3. 88-TJ Stutts[1] ; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[5] ; 5. 75-Nicole Bower[3] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 10. 25B-Tyler Bear[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 3. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 4. O7-Doug Esh[5] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner[7] ; 7. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 8. 19G-Cale Grubb[10] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 10. 91-Anthony Fiore[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 2. 51S-Stevie Smith[2] ; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 29-Jason Shultz[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach[2] ; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 8. 75L-Kody Lehman[9] ; 9. 33-Curt Stroup[7] ; 10. 55W-Michael Wagner II[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 25-Aaron Ott[4] ; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease[6] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 55-Mike Wagner[3] ; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner[7] ; 3. 29-Jason Shultz[2] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 10. 91-Anthony Fiore[12] ; 11. 75L-Kody Lehman[17] ; 12. 19G-Cale Grubb[14] ; 13. 24B-Dustin Baney[15] ; 14. 33-Curt Stroup[13] ; 15. 55W-Michael Wagner II[18] ; 16. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 17. 13-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 18. 25B-Tyler Bear[5] ; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard[19] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[20]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[13] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[10] ; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[2] ; 8. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 10. O7-Doug Esh[15] ; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah[19] ; 12. 21-Cap Henry[18] ; 13. 12-Blane Heimbach[16] ; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney[20] ; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[24] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[21] ; 17. 88-TJ Stutts[11] ; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25] ; 19. 29-Jason Shultz[23] ; 20. 75-Nicole Bower[17] ; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 22. 19m-Brent Marks[12] ; 23. 7W-Logan Wagner[22] ; 24. 69K-Lance Dewease[6] ; 25. 75L-Kody Lehman[26] ; 26. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[14]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 9, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4756 2. Chad Kemenah - 4734 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4700 4. Cap Henry - 4430 5. Danny Holtgraver - 4372 6. Kraig Kinser - 4364 7. T.J. Michael - 4182 8. Caleb Helms - 3996 9. Lee Jacobs - 3856 10. Andrew Palker - 3784

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars will challenge Pennsylvania Posse for final time in 2016 during Tuscarora 50 weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (September 7, 2016) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make one final trek into the heart of the Keystone State during the upcoming weekend, set to challenge the world-renowned Pennsylvania Posse during one of the most historic and competitive events in Central Pennsylvania; the Tuscarora 50.

Hosted in conjunction with the 162nd annual Juniata County Fair, Tuscarora 50 weekend will feature two, complete programs for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Pennsylvania Posse, battling head-to-head at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The two-day showcase will be capped off with the 49th running of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 main event.

Tuscarora 50 weekend, set for Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, will ignite officially on Friday evening, September 9, with the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 preliminary program. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding full points, as well as a $5,000 top prize. It will be the first Arctic Cat All Star appearance at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” since April 23 when Dale Blaney parked his familiar Big Game Treestands/GoMuddy.com/CH Motorsports/No.1 on the victory lane stage, earning $5,000 for capturing the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic title.

Tuscarora 50 weekend will continue on Saturday evening, September 10, with the 49th running of the 50-lap, Tuscarora 50 main event paying a minimum of $12,000 to the winner. In addition to the five-figure payday, lap money will also be awarded, accumulated by leading laps during the 50-lap finale. The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks, a Pennsylvania Posse regular who has qualified for 12 Arctic Cat All Star main events in 2016, is the defending Tuscarora 50 champion, sweeping the entire Tuscarora weekend in 2015 by capturing the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and Tuscarora 50 programs.

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild will lead the Arctic Cat All Star stampede into Central Pennsylvania, not as the championship point leader, but as the series’ leading winner and hottest driver on tour, scoring three consecutive victories including two for a combined $20,000. Haudenschild recently picked up victories during the Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park, as well as the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Walker Performance Filtration/Factory Kahne/ No. 93 has earned eight victories on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions trail thus far in 2016 and currently sits third in the championship chase, just 46 points out of the top spot.

Despite Haudenschild’s recent hot streak, defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney continues to hold down the championship lead, maintaining an eight point advantage over of fellow former series champion Chad Kemenah, and a 46 point advantage over Haudenschild. The “Low Rider” owns seven victories thus far in 2016, cashing in for 30 top-ten finishes in 38 feature starts.

Chad Kemenah will use Central Pennsylvania as an opportunity to reclaim the top spot in the championship. The Alvada, Ohio, native has only one victory on the season thus far, but an impressive run of 22 top-five finishes, leading all Arctic Cat All Star competitors in 2016.

Port Royal Speedway will use identical time tables during Tuscarora 50 weekend, opening pit gates at 4:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10. A mandatory drivers meeting, which will be conducted during both programs, will be held at 5:45 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild dominates Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway for second consecutive $10,000 top prize

ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 4, 2016) - For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild pocketed $10,000 during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time in dominating fashion during a non-stop main event at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93, led all 35 circuits of the Pete Jacobs Memorial at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” on Sunday night, September 4, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of the competition. Now with eight victories on the season, as well as three consecutive since August 28, the Wooster, Ohio, native now finds himself on top of the victory leader-board during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016.

“Man, this crowd. Everything about this is just awesome,” Sheldon Haudenschild said in victory lane. “That’s what this is all about. To win in front of this crowd, in front of my hometown, is just awesome. Hats off to the entire track crew here tonight. They did a really good job preparing the race track. They worked in the top and bottom for us to race on, which really proved itself. I just can’t thank my guys enough for this. Everyone’s help is truly appreciated and I wouldn’t be here without them.”

Sheldon Haudenschild took the Pete Jacobs Memorial green flag from the inside of the second row, eventually driving by Dale Blaney at the exit of turn two, as well as Cap Henry at the exit of turn four, to officially lead lap number one over the pair of Ohio natives.

Haudenschild’s pace at the front of the field was untouchable, gaining a straightaway advantage by lap five using his familiar line at the top of the speedway. Traffic came into play for the first time shortly thereafter, but proved to be no distraction for Haudenschild, stretching his commanding lead to nearly five seconds by lap 18 of 35. Slower cars utilized the bottom lane of the speedway, allowing Haudenschild to work his line without losing momentum.

By lap 25, traffic started to intensify with cars battling two and three wide for position in front of the leader. Despite the potential road block, Haudenschild continued to navigate the outer rim of the speedway, still keeping a three to four second advantage over second place running Cole Duncan. In repeat fashion, Haudenschild kept his nose clean during the final ten circuits, driving on to score a 14th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his 13th since June of 2015.

“That’s just my mindset every time we hit the track, ya know,” Haudenschild explained. “You have to make every lap count. I really tried to minimize my mistakes, which was really hard on this race track. Both corners were different and sometimes got me caught up. I almost got balled up once or twice, but it was all worth it and a lot of fun.”

Cole Duncan finished just behind Haudenschild after starting on the outside of row two, followed by current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and Cap Henry. Duncan raced inside the top-five during the entire main event, battling in the third position permanently by lap 19, all before sneaking by Dale Blaney in traffic for the runner-up spot on lap 24.

“Sheldon (Haudenschild) was in a different zip code all weekend,” Duncan explained after finishing second. “I’m not sure if we really had anything for him. I saw him at the end a little bit and thought maybe we were catching him. It would have been one thing to catch him, but a completely different thing to pass him. I can’t thank all of my guys enough for this opportunity. We are all really happy to end the weekend on a good note.”

With the Pete Jacobs Memorial officially in the books, only 46 points now separate Sheldon Haudenschild from the top spot in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, currently third behind Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. Blaney owns a slim, eight point advantage in the championship, with Kemenah just 38 points ahead of Haudenschild in second.

The Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to Central Pennsylvania for the final time in 2016 on Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, joining the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” for two nights of Tuscarora 50 weekend competition. Tuscarora 50 weekend will comprise of two, full days of Arctic Cat All Star/”Pennsylvania Posse” competition, headlined with the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win, Tuscarora 50 main event on Saturday evening, September 10.

Like previous editions, the Friday night portion of Tuscarora 50 weekend will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star format and program, followed by a special Tuscarora 50 format on Saturday awarding show-up points to all Arctic Cat All Stars who choose to compete. For those seeking additional information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Sunday, September 4, 2016:
Event: Pete Jacobs Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 14.184 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 14.376 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Caleb Armstrong
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash: Cap Henry
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.376; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 14.426; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.430; 4.97-Gary Taylor, 14.436; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.568; 6.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.606; 7.22-Cole Duncan, 14.675; 8.21-Cap Henry, 14.678; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 14.714; 10.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.727; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 14.728; 12.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.765; 13.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.767; 14.19m-Brent Marks, 14.781; 15.16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.827; 16.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.832; 17.23-DJ Foos, 14.895; 18.38-Dean Jacobs, 14.907; 19.84-Brandon Hanks, 14.918; 20.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.931; 21.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.011; 22.23P-Nick Patterson, 15.047; 23.70-Danny Holtgraver, 15.064; 24.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 15.152; 25.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.244; 26.C1-Clay Riney, 15.481; 27.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.539; 28.22D-Josh Davis, 15.634; 29.1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.806; 30.11-Shawn Hubler, 16.615; 31.60-Kory Crabtree, 16.838;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 97-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks[8] ; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson[10] ; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[11]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[6] ; 5. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick[8] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[9] ; 9. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 6. C1-Clay Riney[8] ; 7. 11-Shawn Hubler[9] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 8. 97-Gary Taylor[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 2. 84-Brandon Hanks[4] ; 3. 15H-Mitch Harble[2] ; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 7. 23P-Nick Patterson[6] ; 8. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[11] ; 9. 22D-Josh Davis[10] ; 10. 11-Shawn Hubler[12] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[13] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 13. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 6. 19m-Brent Marks[12] ; 7. 97-Gary Taylor[8] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 9. 49-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 11. 23-DJ Foos[19] ; 12. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[22] ; 13. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[10] ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw[14] ; 16. 38-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[23] ; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble[21] ; 19. 84-Brandon Hanks[20] ; 20. D12-Jason Dolick[17] ; 21. C1-Clay Riney[18] ; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 23. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[24] ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 25. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 4, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney - 4614
2. Chad Kemenah - 4606
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4568
4. Cap Henry - 4304
5. Danny Holtgraver - 4264
6. Kraig Kinser - 4250
7. T.J. Michael - 4102
8. Caleb Helms - 3916
9. Lee Jacobs - 3776
10. Andrew Palker - 3704

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild scores $10,000 during Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park, Mega Labor Day weekend continues Sunday at Wayne County Speedway with Pete Jacobs Memorial

ATTICA, Ohio (September 3, 2016) - After nearly giving it all away, spinning in front of the entire feature field after leading the first eight circuits at Attica Raceway Park, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild would recover; rigorously working back to the top spot around a pair of Ohio veterans, ultimately scoring the 40-lap, Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio victory worth $10,000. The win was Haudenschild’s seventh of the 2016 season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, tying for the series lead with defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney.

2016 Attica Raceway Park track champion Byron Reed finished second during the Dirt Classic Ohio main event, followed by Blaney, Pennsylvania invader Brent Marks, and Craig Mintz.

“The big thing was keeping myself in the race during the first half,” Haudenschild explained. “After that spin, I just needed to regroup, keep my tires from spinning, and really focus on hitting my marks. I’m just really proud of my guys and what they do for this race team. We work as hard as we can to win races. That is what keeps us on the road. We had a blast tonight. Hopefully we can move to Wayne County tomorrow and create a similar outcome.”

Originally scheduled to start on the outside of row two, Sheldon Haudenschild was moved to the outside pole position, the result of a false start by Bryon Reed during the initial green flag. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93 jumped to the early advantage using the top line of the speedway, leading lap one over Dale Blaney and Tim Shaffer.

For the first eight circuits, Haudenschild seemed invincible; leaning against Attica’s curb at the top of the speedway, now maintaining an advantage over Dale Blaney and Byron Reed, who snuck by Shaffer with just three laps in the books. On his way to completing lap nine, disaster nearly struck Sheldon Haudenschild; spinning in front of the field while attempting to negotiate traffic. Luckily for Haudenschild, he was able to maintain control of the car while staying in the throttle, eventually completing a 360-degree spin to keep his spot in the running order without bringing out a caution. Dale Blaney would inherit the top spot, followed by Byron Reed and now Haudenschild.

Despite the near-total loss, Haudenschild quickly worked his way back up the running order, driving back by Dale Blaney on the low side during a battle in traffic with 15 laps in the books to take over the runner-up position. After working beyond Blaney, Haudenschild set his focus back on the point position, returning his momentum to the very topside of the speedway. By lap 20, Haudenschild raced to the back bumper of Byron Reed, eventually driving by the eight-time Attica Raceway Park track champion with a textbook slide job between turns three and four. At that point, the race was Haudenschild’s to lose; opening to a near-straightaway advantage even during traffic. The second generation racer went on to score his 13th career Arctic Cat All Star victory

“I just pinned the throttle and kept it running!” Sheldon Haudenschild said regarding his spin while leading. “I knew at this track, even if you spin and keep your momentum, you have a good shot to recover and still get it done. The track was just awesome, ya know. Hats off to the track prep team. Everything this car makes goes right back into the crew and car. We need to win races like this to keep us going.”

Byron Reed raced inside the top-five during the entire 40-lap main event, leading seven laps before finishing second to Haudenschild at the final checkers.

“With the track having a curb, we knew going in that Sheldon (Haudenschild) was going to be good,” Byron Reed explained. “He’s really good on a racetrack like this. At least we were able to beat Blaney.”

Dale Blaney’s third place finish was just enough to put the “Low Rider” back on top in the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The Hartford, Ohio, native now holds a mere six point advantage in the championship chase over Chad Kemenah entering round two of Labor Day weekend on Sunday evening.

Labor Day weekend will continue for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening, September 4, at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The Pete Jacobs Memorial, honoring the late Wayne County Speedway founder and promoter who passed away in 1970, will award a $10,000 top prize on Sunday night at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” the second of two, $10,000 top prizes for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the holiday weekend. The September 4 program will be the fourth and final Wayne County Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.

Wayne County Speedway will open Pete Jacobs Memorial pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, September 4. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Saturday, September 3, 2016: Event: Inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 12.640 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 12.466 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Stuart Brubaker All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer EMi Heat #4: Broc Martin JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+19) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Craig Mintz Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.466; 2.19m-Brent Marks, 12.480; 3.21-Cap Henry, 12.592; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 12.595; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.623; 6.73-Chris Andrews, 12.647; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.677; 8.23-DJ Foos, 12.685; 9.O9-Craig Mintz, 12.710; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.727; 11.5-Byron Reed, 12.729; 12.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.756; 13.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.799; 14.97-Gary Taylor, 12.812; 15.9X-Cole Duncan, 12.840; 16.40-Caleb Helms, 12.843; 17.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.893; 18.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.899; 19.45L-Brian Lay, 12.901; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.917; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 12.933; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.943; 23.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.970; 24.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.986; 25.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.017; 26.83M-Broc Martin, 13.050; 27.38-Dean Jacobs, 13.101; 28.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.171; 29.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.180; 30.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.477; 31.84-Brandon Hanks, 13.491; 32.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.642; 33.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.646; 34.49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.109; 35.49E-Bob Howard, 14.510;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. O9-Craig Mintz[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[4] ; 5. 97-Gary Taylor[6] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 7. 9X-Cole Duncan[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 9. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 6. 38-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks[6] ; 7. 33K-Kyle Patrick[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 8. O9-Craig Mintz[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 2. 9X-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 38-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 9. 33K-Kyle Patrick[11] ; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13] ; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks[10] ; 12. 49E-Bob Howard[14] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 14. 9-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 15. 60K-Jody Keegan[15]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[26] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[20] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan[24] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[21] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[23] ; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[19] ; 15. 97-Gary Taylor[18] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[12] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[13] ; 18. 83M-Broc Martin[10] ; 19. 16-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 20. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 21. 33M-Max Stambaugh[25] ; 22. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker[15] ; 24. 9X-Cole Duncan[22] ; 25. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 26. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 3, 2016): 1. Dale Blaney - 4470 2. Chad Kemenah - 4464 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 4418 4. Cap Henry - 4164 5. Danny Holtgraver: 4162 6. Kraig Kinser: 4116 7. T.J. Michael - 3980 8. Caleb Helms - 3836 9. Lee Jacobs - 3674 10. Andrew Palker - 3598

 

 

Twice as Nice: Two, $10,000 Paydays Await Arctic Cat All Stars During Labor Day Weekend, Championship battle heats up!

INDIANAPOLIS (August 31, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will celebrate the upcoming holiday weekend in a big way; competing in two areas of the Buckeye State for a pair of $10,000 top prizes. “America’s Series” will visit familiar territory during their holiday tour of Ohio, entering action at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, and the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The weekend will ignite officially on Saturday, September 3, with the inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio in Attica, Ohio.

The inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio, the fourth and final Arctic Cat All Star appearance at Attica Raceway Park in 2016, will not only award $10,000, but also the coveted golden ticket; an automatic A-main pass for the $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start Dirt Classic finale at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 24.

The Dirt Classic Ohio will feature a complete, full points, Arctic Cat All Star program; an important step in the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. Dale Blaney, the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion and major favorite during any program at the Attica highbanks, has won two out of three All Star events at Attica Raceway Park in 2016, finishing seventh during his most recent appearance during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Recent NASCAR Cup winner Kyle Larson won the Attica speedweek program, his first of two Ohio Sprint Speedweek victories.

Wayne County Speedway will host the second $10,000-to-win program for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during Labor Day weekend. “Orrville’s Historic Oval” will celebrate the life of Pete Jacobs on Sunday night, September 4; the original founder of Wayne County Speedway who passed in 1970. Just like Attica Raceway Park, Sunday’s program will be the fourth and final Arctic Cat All Star appearance of 2016. California native Rico Abreu was victorious during the last two Arctic Cat All Star visits to Wayne County Speedway, with local, Wooster native Jac Haudenschild scoring the first.

With only seven events remaining on the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star schedule, the race to the championship has officially hit the homestretch. The top three competitors in the title chase, all of which Ohio natives, are separated by a mere 66 markers, with former champion Chad Kemenah holding down the top spot over Dale Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild.

With one victory on the tour thus far in 2016, it is Kemenah’s ability to maintain consistency that has kept the former series champion at the top of the heap. The Alvada, Ohio, native owns 21 top-five finishes on the season, the most of any full-time competitor in 2016.

Seven-time main event winner Dale Blaney trails Chad Kemenah by eight points entering the pair of $10,000 programs. Blaney, the defending series champion and 2016 point leader during certain segments of the season, has scored 28 top-ten finishes out of 36 feature starts in 2016, 19 of which inside the top-five.

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild will enter Labor Day weekend just 66 points out of the championship lead. The second generation racer found victory lane six times thus far in 2016 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; ranked second in the win column just behind Dale Blaney. Haudenschild is also the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, scoring $5,000 at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday, August 28.

Cap Henry and Danny Holtgraver currently sit fourth and fifth in the championship standings, respectively. They own a combined total of 34 top-ten finishes on the tour in 2016, as well as three victories - all accomplished by Holtgraver. Henry will enter Labor Day weekend fourth in the championship race trailing Kemenah by 288 markers, followed by Holtgraver who trails the top spot by 306 markers.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates for the Dirt Classic Ohio at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, September 3. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5, followed by hot laps at 5:40. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com, or visit Dirt Classic live on the Web at www.dirtclassic.com.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates for the Pete Jacobs Memorial at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, September 4. A mandatory driver meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Standings: (8/31/2016) 1. Chad Kemenah: 4334 2. Dale Blaney: 4326 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 4268 4. Cap Henry: 4046 5. Danny Holtgraver: 4028 6. Kraig Kinser: 3984 7. T.J. Michael: 3854 8. Caleb Helms: 3712 9. Andrew Palker: 3494 10. Lee Jacobs: 3432

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild goes wire-to-wire at Millstream Speedway,
Chad Kemenah holds slim lead in Arctic Cat All Star championship

FINDLAY, OH (August 28, 2016) - Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to end the evening just after qualifying time trials, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild cruised on to score his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season on Sunday night at Millstream Speedway, leading all 30 circuits over fellow championship contenders Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. Haudenschild, pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/Haudenschild Racing/No. 93, survived six cautions, including a fuel stop, to clinch his spot in victory lane, increasing his career win total to 12 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“This is huge, you know,” Haudenschild said. “We’ve struggled with qualifying here in the past. We never could get ourselves into a dash, so qualifying for the dash tonight was really important to us. That little bit of rain we got earlier in the night made the track pretty fast. It was definitely important to start up front. I can’t thank my guys enough for what they do. It wouldn’t be possible without all of them, as well as everyone else who is on the car.”

Sheldon Haudenschild jumped ahead during the initial start, taking advantage of his pole position to control the opening lap over a pair of fellow Ohio natives, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney. An early caution on lap five, as well as a pair of cautions on lap 10 and lap 13, may have stalled feature competition, but they never disturbed the top three in the running order. Haudenschild mastered his preferred line at the top of the speedway, which proved to be the dominant line around the Findlay, Ohio, half-mile. Chad Kemenah attempted to make the middle of the speedway work during segments of the main event, while Dale Blaney utilized the bottom groove; each proving to be unsuccessful against Haudenschild.

A late caution on lap 27 would force the feature field to refuel, setting up a four lap dash for Haudenschild, Kemenah, and Blaney. On the restart, Kemenah and Blaney each attempted to overtake Haudenschild from underneath, but a clear track and clean air proved to be too powerful for Haudenschild, driving away nearly unchallenged to score the $5,000 victory. The win, equaling his 15th top-five finish of the season, allowed the second generation racer to close in on the championship chase by another two markers, cutting Kemenah’s advantage to 68 points. Dale Blaney currently sits second, just eight points behind Kemenah.

“The track was just a little too fast to get by Sheldon (Haudenschild),” Kemenah explained. “The cushion was the fastest way around the race track and he’s good on the cushion.”

“I think we have a shot to catch Chad (Kemenah) and Dale (Blaney) in the championship,” Haudenschild said. “We just have to concentrate on winning these races. That’s what we come here to do. If things go our way, I think we’ll be OK.”

A pair of $10,000-to-win programs will headline Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition during Labor Day weekend, beginning with the Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday night, September 3. The event was originally scheduled for early August, but later moved and reassigned as an Arctic Cat All Star program.

In addition to $10,000, the highly anticipated, highly raved, inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio program will also award a golden ticket; an automatic A-main starting position in the $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start Dirt Classic finale at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 24.

The second $10,000-to-win showcase during Labor Day Weekend will be contested at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sunday night, September 4. The Pete Jacobs Memorial will highlight competition at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” the fourth and final Arctic Cat All Star appearance at Wayne County Speedway in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the pair of $10,000-to-win programs should visit Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Millstream Speedway - Sunday, August 28, 2016:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.404 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.746 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Stuart Brubaker
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+11)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Hunter Mackison
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.746; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.016; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.020; 4.21-Cap Henry, 14.070; 5.40-Caleb Helms, 14.170; 6.17-Jared Horstman, 14.198; 7.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.207; 8.8M-TJ Michael, 14.227; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.239; 10.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.248; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.277; 12.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.278; 13.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.292; 14.5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.307; 15.23-DJ Foos, 14.366; 16.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.380; 17.38-Dean Jacobs, 14.396; 18.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.430; 19.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.461; 20.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.464; 21.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.486; 22.7-Joe Swanson, 14.543; 23.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.561; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 14.593; 25.5T-Travis Philo, 14.644; 26.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.688; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.828; 28.5J-Jarrod DeLong, 14.841; 29.4-Danny Smith, 14.938; 30.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.060; 31.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[1] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 9. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 09x-Carson Macedo[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 38-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[1]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton[3] ; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 7. 5J-Jarrod DeLong[10] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[5] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 11. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 23-DJ Foos[12] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[18] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 9. 17-Jared Horstman[2] ; 10. 38-Dean Jacobs[14] ; 11. 09x-Carson Macedo[10] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 14. 5M-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison[19] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs[16] ; 18. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 19. 60-Kory Crabtree[24] ; 20. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[21] ; 22. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 23. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[25] ; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton[20]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 28, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 4334
2. Dale Blaney: 4326
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 4268
4. Cap Henry: 4046
5. Danny Holtgraver: 4028
6. Kraig Kinser: 3984
7. T.J. Michael: 3854
8. Caleb Helms: 3712
9. Lee Jacobs: 3538
10. Andrew Palker: 3494

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

Holtgraver takes ‘em downtown in Brownstown!
Leads all 40 laps to score third Arctic Cat All Star victory of the season at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, IN (August 27, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver nearly dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday night at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, leading all 40 circuits to capture his third Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season, as well as the first Arctic Cat All Star victory at Brownstown Speedway since June of 1999. Holtgraver, pilot of Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports/Premier Pallets/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/DKW Transport/No. 70 entry, started from the outside-pole position at the quarter-mile bullring, eventually holding off charges by Dale Blaney, Randy Hannagan, and Sheldon Haudenschild to score the $5,000 top prize.

“Man, I can’t thank my guys enough for all that they do for me,” Danny Holtgraver said in victory lane. “Pete Grove gave me a great opportunity this year. I can’t thank him enough for that. He allows me to come out here and do what I love to do each and every weekend. Cody Jacobs, my dad, Mike, Al; they all bust their butts and I truly appreciate it. We needed another one of these. The last few weeks haven’t been too great for us for a number of reasons. We’ll celebrate this one and get ready to try again tomorrow.”

Holtgraver wasted no time getting to the front of the feature field, taking control after the initial green flag to lead lap one over Kraig Kinser and Arctic Cat All Star point leader Chad Kemenah. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native relied on Brownstown Speedway’s heavy curb for momentum, racing on top undistracted by a near-two second margin until traffic came into play, easing the pace for the first time on lap six.

Even as traffic intensified, Holtgraver kept his composure; using momentum to keep a lengthy advantage while negotiating lapped cars. Meanwhile, Chad Kemenah, Dale Blaney, and Sheldon Haudenschild created a three-car battle for positions two through four, a battle that would last for nearly 15 circuits. After multiple slide jobs and crossovers, Blaney eventually settled into second, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild and Chad Kemenah.

A caution on lap 18, and a late red flag incident on lap 35, proved to be no distraction for Danny Holtgraver, ultimately racing on to park himself in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane for the 12th time in his career. Dale Blaney, aboard his familiar GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No. 1, finished second after starting fifth, followed by Randy Hannagan, who climbed from the outside of row five to earn his podium performance. The “Hurricane” made his first appearance in a podium position on lap 33, driving under the familiar No. 93 of Sheldon Haudenschild in traffic.

“I just felt really comfortable from the start. Cody and the guys had this thing exactly where it needed to be,” Holtgraver said. “The top was where I felt the strongest. It started to get pretty tricky; not a lot left toward the end of the race. You kinda had to tip-toe your way around there and make sure you didn’t get sucked over the edge. Traffic was tough at times, but we were able to get through it pretty well without too many hiccups. I’m just really happy to be back in this position. We’ll try to double-up on the weekend tomorrow night at Millstream.”

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase continues to make headlines, as only 70 points separate the top three competitors in the current championship standings. Using his runner-up finish at Brownstown Speedway, Dale Blaney has chipped away Chad Kemenah’s advantage to just six points with only nine events remaining in 2016. Sheldon Haudenschild finds himself third in the championship standings, just 70 points out of the top spot. Cap Henry and Danny Holtgraver round-out the top-five, respectively.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will officially end the month of August with a visit to the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday night, August 28. It will be the second and final Millstream appearance of the 2016 season for “America’s Series,” the 55th overall appearance by the traveling circuit since their first visit in 1982. Dale Blaney is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star winner at the Findlay half-mile, holding back Chad Kemenah and Kyle Larson during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on June 19. The victory, the fourth of Blaney’s Arctic Cat All Star career at Millstream Speedway, was worth $5,000.

Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, August 28. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:30. More news and updates can be found online at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Brownstown Speedway - Saturday, August 27, 2016:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 30 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Andrew Palker - 11.378 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 11.318 seconds (*NTR)
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kraig Kinser
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cole Duncan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Kraig Kinser
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Danny Holtgraver
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+15)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 11.318; 2.67-Carson Macedo, 11.331; 3.21-Cap Henry, 11.418; 4.71-Jac Haudenschild, 11.497; 5.4K-Kody Kinser, 11.507; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.566; 7.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.571; 8.8M-TJ Michael, 11.635; 9.40-Caleb Helms, 11.646; 10.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.654; 11.21C-Carson Short, 11.672; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.687; 13.56R-Ryan Myers, 11.738; 14.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.751; 15.22-Cole Duncan, 11.759; 16.11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.817; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.858; 18.85-Mike Terry, 11.868; 19.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.875; 20.22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.876; 21.1080-Jordan Mackison, 11.879; 22.71m-Paul May, 11.965; 23.4-Danny Smith, 12.008; 24.3-Dakota Jackson, 12.180; 25.95-Hunter Mackison, 12.238; 26.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.493; 27.83-Adam Cruea, 12.592; 28.10P-Jim Perricone, 13.292; 29.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.140; 30.4B-Tom Busch, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 5. 21C-Carson Short[6] ; 6. 85-Mike Terry[8] ; 7. 3-Dakota Jackson[9] ; 8. 71-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 9. 21-Cap Henry[4]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser[3] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[7] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison[9] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[6] ; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 67-Carson Macedo[4] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 56R-Ryan Myers[1] ; 9. 10P-Jim Perricone[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[4] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 67-Carson Macedo[8]

B-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 71-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers[3] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison[4] ; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 8. 10P-Jim Perricone[10] ; 9. 3-Dakota Jackson[6] ; 10. 83-Adam Cruea[9] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11]

A-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[10] ; 9. 71-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 10. 71m-Paul May[17] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[6] ; 15. 67-Carson Macedo[8] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 17. 21C-Carson Short[14] ; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker[18] ; 19. 60-Kory Crabtree[23] ; 20. 85-Mike Terry[16] ; 21. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers[21] ; 23. 1080-Jordan Mackison[24] ; 24. 22B-Ryan Broughton[13]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 27, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 4188
2. Dale Blaney: 4182
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 4118
4. Cap Henry: 3940
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3914
6. Kraig Kinser: 3848
7. T.J. Michael: 3720
8. Caleb Helms: 3608
9. Lee Jacobs: 3422
10. Andrew Palker: 3376

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions 📿should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

“America’s Series” Will Invade Brownstown and Millstream During Upcoming Travel Dates

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 25, 2016) - After circling areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York during the most recent weekend of competition, visiting four different facilities during what turned out to be five days of travel, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch direction and head west, ready to invade southern Indiana and northwestern Ohio for a pair of full-point, $5,000-to-win programs on Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. “America’s Series” will duel head-to-head with heavy hitters from all across the tri-state area during their upcoming weekend agenda, aiming to reign supremacy in the Midwest, all while keeping an eye on the overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions championship.

Although known predominantly around the racing world as a home to super late model competition, Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, will be the first of two stops for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the upcoming weekend. The Saturday night, August 27, showcase, the first and only visit in 2016, will end a 17-year, Arctic Cat All Star drought at the southern Indiana venue, last hosting the regional travelers on June 2, 1999. Kelly Kinser was the last main event winner, his first of two Arctic Cat All Star victories at the speedway during the course of his career.

In addition, the Brownstown Speedway visit will be the final appearance in the state of Indiana for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, one of two facilities in the Hoosier State that welcomed the traveling sprint cars this season.

Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, will welcome Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors for the second and final time in 2016 on Sunday evening, August 28. A staple in series history, the Millstream Motorsports Complex has hosted Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on 54 different occasions dating back to 1982, most recently on June 19, 2016, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Dale Blaney is the most recent main event winner, the fourth of his career in Findlay, Ohio.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase will continue this Saturday and Sunday with the top three drivers in the standings separated by a mere 74 markers. Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah reclaimed the top spot in the championship after finishing on the podium during action at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. Kemenah holds a 14-point stronghold over Dale Blaney, a seven-time main event winner in 2016 who controlled the standings entering the Lebanon Valley program. Despite only earning one victory thus far in 2016, Chad Kemenah leads the Arctic Cat All Stars in the consistency column, capturing 20 top-five feature finishes in 34 main event starts.

Sheldon Haudenschild will enter the Indiana/Ohio doubleheader third in the championship race, earning five main event wins on the season, as well as 19 top-ten finishes in 30 feature starts. Cap Henry and Danny Holtgraver round out the current top-five, earning a combined two victories and 18 top-five finishes, respectively.

Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday night, August 27. A mandatory drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30, followed by Arctic Cat All Star warm-ups at six. Those seeking additional information should visit Brownstown Speedway live on the Web at www.brownstownspeedway.com.

Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio, will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, August 28. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:30. More news and updates can be found online at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Sammy Swindell Pockets $7,000 During First All Star Visit to Lebanon Valley Speedway

WEST LEBANON, New York (August 22, 2016) - Waiting an extra day to tackle the highbanks of Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, proved to be beneficial for Sammy Swindell, outlasting and out dueling the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during their first and only New York appearance of 2016. The Germantown, Tennessee, native, who started on the outside of the front row by virtue of dash finish, led all 25 circuits on Monday evening on the Lebanon Valley highbanks, pocketing $7,000 for his efforts, as well as his first Arctic Cat All Star victory since 2011. Kraig Kinser chased Swindell to the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer, and Cap Henry, who advanced 11 positions to secure his top-five finish.

“The CJB guys gave me a great car all night long,” Sammy Swindell explained. “The key was putting ourselves in position early tonight. I was able to climb up through the dash from 5th to start second in the A-main. That was a big step for us. I had to use a little bit of experience here tonight, too. This place can be tough. You have to race it hard, but yet still be able to race the track. It can definitely use you up.”

Back-to-back red flag incidents during the initial start would force the feature field to try three times before officially getting one circuit in the books. The third start proved to be the charm with Dale Blaney and Sammy Swindell bringing the Arctic Cat All Star main event to life. Swindell jumped to the early advantage, leading Blaney, Kraig Kinser, and Chad Kemenah by the flagstand at the completion of lap one. Unfortunately for Swindell, a back-to-back caution situation would return to the speedway on lap three, this time in the form of red, and then yellow, lights. Dale Blaney still raced second, followed by Kraig Kinser and Chad Kemenah.

Green lights brought the feature field back to life once again allowing Sammy Swindell to continue his pace on top. Swindell and Blaney raced one-two during the next several circuits, eventually catching slower cars with 12 laps in the books. Despite traffic acting as an obstacle for Swindell and Blaney, the two Hall of Fame inductees continued to race nearly nose-to-tail, weaving in and out of traffic through the middle of the speedway. Action would quickly come to a rest when caution lights reappeared on lap 16.

Meanwhile, drama started to unfold at Lebanon Valley Speedway when Dale Blaney displayed signs of suffering from a flat right-rear tire during the pair of lap 16 cautions. The “Low Rider” would attempt to bring the tire back to life on his own, but would eventually slow with 17 laps in the books. Swindell continued to lead, with Blaney surrendering his runner-up position to Kraig Kinser.

For the final time of the evening, green flags waved on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature field. Swindell drove off unchallenged during the remaining circuits, opening up a lengthy advantage in clean air over Kraig Kinser and Chad Kemenah.

“It got tricky on a few occasions,” Swindell said. “Especially when we found ourselves in traffic. It gets a little tough to see at times which makes it difficult to really get a run in the corner. We just had ourselves a flawless run. I just have to be thankful that I can keep doing this. Feels good to be back.”

Up next on the 2016 schedule sits a pair of programs in Ohio and Indiana for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, including a first and only appearance at the Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. The traveling Arctic Cat All Stars will make their way to Brownstown, the second of two Hoosier State appearances of the 2016 season, on Saturday evening, August 27, and will feature a complete, full point Arctic Cat All Star program. The upcoming weekend will conclude with a visit to the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday, August 28.

Those seeking additional information should visit Brownstown Speedway and Millstream Speedway live on the Web at www.brownstownspeedway.com and www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lebanon Valley Speedway - Monday, August 22, 2016: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 28 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell: 16.309 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell: 16.503 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kraig Kinser All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Justin Barger Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+11) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Matt Tanner Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: John Garvin (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.1S-Sammy Swindell, 16.503; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 16.628; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.762; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.805; 5.40-Caleb Helms, 16.891; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.911; 7.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.980; 8.21-Cap Henry, 16.991; 9.4-Danny Smith, 17.062; 10.1Z-Stewart Friesen, 17.069; 11.95-Hunter Mackison, 17.116; 12.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.131; 13.25-Aaron Ott, 17.134; 14.53-Shawn Donath, 17.135; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 17.150; 16.13X-Tim Shaffer, 17.264; 17.5-Justin Barger, 17.303; 18.1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.417; 19.11-Steve Kinser, 17.512; 20.90-Matt Tanner, 17.518; 21.1HD-Cory Sparks, 17.700; 22.10-Joe Kata, 17.906; 23.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.940; 24.13-Brandon Matus, 18.117; 25.33-Brent Matus, 19.059; 26.51-John Garvin, 19.059; 27.53x-Dave Donath, 99.220; 28.60-Kory Crabtree, 99.300;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 1S-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison[8] ; 8. 10-Joe Kata[10] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 5-Justin Barger[1] ; 2. 53-Shawn Donath[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 6. 1HD-Cory Sparks[6] ; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison[5] ; 8. 53x-Dave Donath[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 13X-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 1Z-Stewart Friesen[3] ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 7. 90-Matt Tanner[6] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 51-John Garvin[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 1S-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 53-Shawn Donath[7]

B-Main 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison[2] ; 3. 90-Matt Tanner[5] ; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison[4] ; 5. 10-Joe Kata[6] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 8. 53x-Dave Donath[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps) 1. 1S-Sammy Swindell[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 13X-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[16] ; 6. 11-Steve Kinser[15] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[19] ; 10. 90-Matt Tanner[21] ; 11. 10-Joe Kata[23] ; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 13. 1Z-Stewart Friesen[13] ; 14. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 15. 51-John Garvin[24] ; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison[20] ; 17. 1080-Jordan Mackison[22] ; 18. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 20. 53-Shawn Donath[8] ; 21. 5-Justin Barger[10] ; 22. 25-Aaron Ott[12] ; 23. 1HD-Cory Sparks[17] ; 24. 13-Brandon Matus[18]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 22, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 4050 2. Dale Blaney: 4036 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3976 4. Cap Henry: 3800 5. Danny Holtgaver: 3764 6. Kraig Kinser: 3712 7. T.J. Michael: 3592 8. Caleb Helms: 3482 9. Lee Jacobs: 3298 10. Andrew Palker: 3262

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

“Double-D” Danny Dietrich Cruises to Lincoln Speedway Victory Lane for Second All Star Win of 2016,
Four-Race Weekend Swing Concludes Sunday Night at Lebanon Valley Speedway

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (August 20, 2016) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich used traffic to his advantage on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway, cruising on to score his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature prize of 2016. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native dominated the final 13 circuits of the 30-lap feature program, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of second place finisher Alan Krimes. Lucas Wolf would round out the podium finishers, completing a podium sweep for the “Pennsylvania Posse” in the Pigeon Hills.

“Man, it feels really good to be back at Lincoln Speedway,” Danny Dietrich explained, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fuit Marks, Weikert’s Livestock, No. 48. “It feels like we haven’t been here in so long, but I think we have something figured out now. I can’t thank my guys enough; Jake, Cody, Tyler - they all work hard and keep me going in the right direction. All of my major sponsors make all of this possible, also. This car was good all night long. We went back to some older notes and mixed them up with some other stuff and it all worked out.”

A pair of “Pennsylvania Posse” competitors, Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich, led the 26 feature starters to green at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. Wolfe took command during the initial start, officially leading the first circuit ahead of Danny Dietrich, Alan Krimes, Dale Blaney, and Freddie Rahmer. Those five competitors would race in that order until the main event’s first and only caution flew on lap four, halting action for a four-car tangle in turn one.

Green flag conditions would resume with Lucas Wolfe returning to his position at the front of the field. The Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, native raced ahead of Danny Dietrich and Alan Krimes for the next several circuits, approaching lapped traffic for the first time with 12 laps recorded. Traffic allowed Dietrich and Krimes to close the gap, ultimately creating a three-car battle nearly nose-to-tail.

By lap 17, Danny Dietrich was able to work his way under Lucas Wolfe during their battle in traffic, officially leading the lap with Wolfe and Krimes still in tow. Almost immediately, Dietrich opened his advantage, navigating traffic using both grooves of the Lincoln Speedway surface. No challenges would arise for Dietrich during the closing circuits, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe. Krimes, who started on the outside of the second row, raced his way to second on lap 20.

“I was just kinda working some different lines there the first part of the race. I was pretty tight during the first half, so I knew the car would eventually come to me,” Dietrich said. “I just tried to stick with Lucas (Wolfe) the best that I could at the beginning. I played my cards out right and was able to use lapped traffic to my advantage a little bit. That’s what we have to do to win these races.”

Following the “Pennsylvania Posse” podium sweep was Dale Blaney and Freddie Rahmer. Blaney’s top-five finish was solid enough to put the defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist back on top in the 2016 championship chase, now holding a four point advantage over Chad Kemenah. Kemenah entered Lincoln Speedway as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point leader.

For the first time in series history, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will venture north and visit areas of West Lebanon, New York, set to tackle the high-banked half-mile of Lebanon Valley Speedway. The Upstate New York visit will conclude a four-race campaign through Central Pennsylvania and New York for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, all starting at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, on Thursday night, August 18.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 21. The mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 with hot laps to follow at 6:15. Please visit www.lebanonvalley.com for additional detials. A rain date of Monday, August 22, will be used if necessary. More information to follow.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - Saturday, August 20, 2016:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Freddie Rahmer - 13.396 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.168 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Andrew Palker
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cap Henry
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Dietrich
Hoosier Tire Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Lucas Wolfe
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (Fourth)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+6)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (7th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tim Shaffer (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.168; 2.16-Gerard McIntyre, 13.255; 3.51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.265; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.307; 5.59-Jim Siegel, 13.413; 6.40-Caleb Helms, 13.474; 7.19m-Brent Marks, 13.536; 8.88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.556; 9.15-Adam Wilt, 13.562; 10.21M-Brian Montieth, 13.562; 11.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.594; 12.99M-Kyle Moody, 13.604; 13.11c-Cory Haas, 13.623; 14.52-Austin Hogue, 13.637; 15.35-Steve Owings, 13.667; 16.21-Cap Henry, 13.670; 17.87-Alan Krimes, 13.704; 18.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.717; 19.5-Tyler Ross, 13.745; 20.8D-Billy Dietrich, 13.766; 21.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.768; 22.94-Ryan Smith, 13.803; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 13.841; 24.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.842; 25.51S-Stevie Smith, 13.847; 26.13-Tim Shaffer, 13.849; 27.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.856; 28.1*-Tim Wagaman, 13.885; 29.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.893; 30.55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.915; 31.2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.927; 32.1X-Chad Trout, 13.929; 33.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.966; 34.21T-Scott Fisher, 14.017; 35.45-Kevin Nagy, 14.067; 36.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.109; 37.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.132; 38.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.230; 39.3B-Randy Baughman, 14.232; 40.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.251; 41.91-David Quackenbush, 14.512;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2] ; 4. 16-Gerard McIntyre[3] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[8] ; 8. 59-Jim Siegel[5] ; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison[11] ; 10. 11c-Cory Haas[9] ; 11. 5-Tyler Ross[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes[1] ; 3. 52-Austin Hogue[4] ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 35-Steve Owings[3] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 9. 8D-Billy Dietrich[5] ; 10. 91-David Quackenbush[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer[4] ; 4. 15-Adam Wilt[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 21T-Scott Fisher[7] ; 7. 1X-Chad Trout[6] ; 8. 45-Kevin Nagy[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[5] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth[4] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[7] ; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall[6] ; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman[9] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 87-Alan Krimes[8] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer[6] ; 7. 16-Gerard McIntyre[3] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 59-Jim Siegel[1] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 11c-Cory Haas[4] ; 4. 35-Steve Owings[5] ; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody[3] ; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall[9] ; 7. 8D-Billy Dietrich[6] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 9. 1*-Tim Wagaman[7] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 11. 95-Hunter Mackison[12] ; 12. 1X-Chad Trout[11] ; 13. 3B-Randy Baughman[18] ; 14. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 15. 45-Kevin Nagy[14] ; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison[19] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[17] ; 18. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[10] ; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher[13] ; 20. 91-David Quackenbush[20]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 87-Alan Krimes[4] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer[6] ; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer[12] ; 7. 94-Ryan Smith[9] ; 8. 16-Gerard McIntyre[7] ; 9. 52-Austin Hogue[11] ; 10. 51S-Stevie Smith[13] ; 11. 13-Tim Shaffer[14] ; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[18] ; 13. 19m-Brent Marks[17] ; 14. 59-Jim Siegel[21] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 16. 15-Adam Wilt[15] ; 17. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 19. 11c-Cory Haas[23] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25] ; 22. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe[26] ; 23. 40-Caleb Helms[22] ; 24. 35-Steve Owings[24] ; 25. 21M-Brian Montieth[20] ; 26. 70-Danny Holtgraver[16]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 20, 2016):
1. Dale Blaney: 3910
2. Chad Kemenah: 3906
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3840
4. Cap Henry: 3660
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3650
6. Kraig Kinser: 3566
7. T.J. Michael: 3512
8. Caleb Helms: 3348
9. Lee Jacobs: 3298
10. Andrew Palker: 3150

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Brian Montieth Uses Last Lap Pass to Take Down Lance Dewease during All Star Visit to Williams Grove Speedway,
Four-Race Swing Continues Saturday at the "Fabulous" Lincoln Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA (August 19, 2016) - After what seemed to be a lock for Lance Dewease at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday night, taking command during mid-point of the Jack Gunn Memorial main event before charging ahead to a two second advantage, “The Edge” Brian Montieth used his familiar top line of the speedway to track down Dewease during the closing laps, charging under the familiar Donnie Kreitz-owned, No. 69K on the final circuit. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory was the fourth of Montieth’s career, earning $5,000 for his efforts during the non-stop 30-lapper, as well as a first-ever Jack Gunn Memorial trophy. Lance Dewease held on to finish second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Stevie Smith, and Greg Hodnett.

“I was just trying to save fuel,” said Brian Montieth in victory lane. “Once he got by me early in the race, my mentality changed to ‘hero or zero.’ Those last three or four laps, I really pushed myself. That’s what you have to do against those guys. Donnie and Lance; those guys are just so consistent during the entire race. If it wasn’t for the curb, I don’t think I would have caught them. To be here in victory lane, with the season those guys are having, feels great. We are thrilled to be here.”

Brian Montieth and Lance Dewease led the 26 feature starters to green on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Montieth jumped to the early advantage, leading Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer under the flagstand and the completion of lap one. Monteith quickly stretched his advantage, increasing his command by 1.2 seconds just before reaching traffic for the first time on lap seven.

As traffic increased, Montieth’s advantage decreased, eventually tracked down and passed by Lance Dewease at the exit of turn two on the 13th circuit. Despite Dewease extending his lead to nearly two seconds during the next 12 circuits, Montieth kept pace and relied on the topside, using the Williams Grove Speedway curb to reel in the nine-time Central Pennsylvania winner in 2016. “The Edge” drove to the tail-tank of Dewease at the white flag, setting up a slide job between turn one and turn two. The slide job attempt would stick, allowing the Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, native to drive off to score his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the season.

“We were just kind of hanging on there at the end,” Lance Dewease said. “We weren’t very good down the straightaways. I made a mistake there in three and four with two laps to go that kinda hurt us a little bit. I heard Brian (Montieth) behind me at the flagstand coming to the white. I was hoping to drive back underneath him, but I just wasn’t good enough to do that. Congrats to those guys. They deserved this one. We’ve been having a great year so we won’t let this get to us.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-day trek through the heart of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York with a Saturday night, August 20, visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania. Similar to the last two evenings, the Arctic Cat All Star visit to Lincoln Speedway will be a first and only for the series in 2016; the 33rd Lincoln Speedway appearance in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history. “The Edge” Brian Montieth is the defending Arctic Cat All Star winner in the Pigeon Hills, securing top honors on June 13, 2015.

Lincoln Speedway will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting at 6:30 and hot laps at 7:10. More news and updates can be found on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday August 19, 2016:
Event: 34th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 16.839 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 16.773 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Wagaman
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stevie Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cory Haas
Hoosier Tire Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Brian Montieth
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.13-Tim Shaffer, 16.748; 2.69K-Lance Dewease, 16.905; 3.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.961; 4.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.005; 5.1-Dale Blaney, 17.025; 6.51S-Stevie Smith, 17.062; 7.48-Danny Dietrich, 17.065; 8.O7-Doug Esh, 17.086; 9.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.098; 10.21M-Brian Montieth, 17.131; 11.1*-Tim Wagaman, 17.134; 12.51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.184; 13.87-Alan Krimes, 17.209; 14.44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.213; 15.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.215; 16.94-Ryan Smith, 17.250; 17.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.252; 18.19m-Brent Marks, 17.261; 19.25-Aaron Ott, 17.268; 20.5-Chase Dietz, 17.315; 21.21-Cap Henry, 17.363; 22.0-Rick Lafferty, 17.397; 23.11c-Cory Haas, 17.433; 24.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.478; 25.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.481; 26.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.498; 27.52-Austin Hogue, 17.513; 28.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.537; 29.40-Caleb Helms, 17.543; 30.75-Nicole Bower, 17.609; 31.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.635; 32.35-Daryl Stimeling, 17.927; 33.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.069; 34.83-Cody Fairchok, 18.243; 35.12w-Troy Fraker, 18.676; 36.8M-TJ Michael, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1*-Tim Wagaman[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 87-Alan Krimes[5] ; 9. 83-Cody Fairchok[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 3. O7-Doug Esh[2] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. 5-Chase Dietz[6] ; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty[7] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 44-Rodney Westhafer[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 11c-Cory Haas[1] ; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth[3] ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2] ; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 52-Austin Hogue[6] ; 6. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 7. 35-Daryl Stimeling[7] ; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 21M-Brian Montieth[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[5] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 8. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 2. 44-Rodney Westhafer[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 4. 0-Rick Lafferty[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 8. 35-Daryl Stimeling[12] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker[14] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 83-Cody Fairchok[13] ; 14. 87-Alan Krimes[1] ; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[15]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 21M-Brian Montieth[1] ; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease[2] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[4] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 19m-Brent Marks[15] ; 9. O7-Doug Esh[12] ; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer[13] ; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 12. 11c-Cory Haas[10] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[17] ; 15. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 16. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[16] ; 17. 52-Austin Hogue[20] ; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser[21] ; 19. 1*-Tim Wagaman[8] ; 20. 5-Chase Dietz[18] ; 21. 44-Rodney Westhafer[22] ; 22. 75-Nicole Bower[26] ; 23. 94-Ryan Smith[14] ; 24. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 25. 0-Rick Lafferty[24] ; 26. 25-Aaron Ott[25]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 19, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3792
2. Dale Blaney: 3768
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3714
4. Danny Holtgraver: 3548
5. Cap Henry: 3544
6. Kraig Kinser: 3458
7. T.J. Michael: 3402
8. Caleb Helms: 3244
9. Lee Jacobs: 3218
10. Andrew Palker: 3030

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Dale Blaney Survives the Hill; Holds Off Swindell and Smith for Grandview Speedway All Star Victory

BECHTELSVILLE, PA. (August 18, 2016) - The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney helped the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions keep the “Pennsylvania Posse” out of victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, scoring the Arctic Cat All Star win at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville on Thursday night, August 18. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No.1 entry held off charges by Lucas Wolfe, Stevie Smith, and fellow National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Sammy Swindell during the course of the 35-lap main event, scoring his seventh victory of the 2016 season, raising his career win total to 134 with the Arctic Cat All Stars. Blaney also used his victory to chip away at Chad Kemenah’s championship point lead, dropping to a 36-point margin from 50.

“My guys gave me a great car here tonight,” Dale Blaney explained. “Donny, Skippy, and George did an awesome job. Big Game Treestands and Muddy have been behind us the last couple of years. Janet Holbrook and CH Motorsports give us great race cars and a great opportunity to come out here and race every weekend. To win out here, and to have Sammy (Swindell) finish second with BIg Game and Muddy on his car, too, is pretty cool.”

Lucas Wolfe and Dale Blaney brought the 24 feature starters to green on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway. Wolfe jumped out to the early advantage, leading lap one over a pair of hall of famers, Dale Blaney and Sammy Swindell. Those three drivers held the pace out in front of the field for the first five circuits, not reaching traffic for the first time until lap six.

Intense traffic around the bottom of the speedway, the leader’s preferred line, allowed Blaney to chip away at Wolfe’s advantage, making a bid for the top spot on lap seven and again on lap eight, ultimately igniting a near-five-lap, side-by-side battle between Dale Blaney and Lucas Wolfe. By lap 11, Blaney established himself at the front of the field, only to be halted by the main event’s first caution on lap 12.

When green flag conditions returned, Blaney reopened his advantage at the front of the field, followed by Lucas Wolfe and now Stevie Smith, who drove around Swindell just before caution flags appeared. A pair of cautions, including a red flag involving four main event starters, would halt action for Dale Blaney on lap 16 and lap 18.

After an open-red resulting from the four-car incident involving Cap Henry, Kraig Kinser, Danny Dietrich, and Greg Hodnett, green flag conditions returned once again. Dale Blaney resumed his place at the front of the field, now followed by Stevie Smith, who moved around Lucas Wolfe just before the lap 18 caution.

Despite a lengthy advantage, Stevie Smith eventually reeled in Dale Blaney using the topside of the speedway. A two-car battle would eventually ensue, Smith on the topside and Blaney on the bottom, racing nearly side-by-side for multiple circuits. Smith poked his nose to the outside of Blaney at the exit of turn two and turn four on several occasions, but the effort was not enough.

“I just wasn’t comfortable those first seven or eight laps,” Blaney said. “I had to start slowing myself down a little bit to get faster. Stevie (Smith) and I had a pretty good battle there for a while toward the later portion of the race, but I was able to get myself off of four; really kept my speed up and run through on the middle on exit. I was fortunate enough to clear a lapped car there toward the end that probably helped us out a little bit. Overall, we are thrilled with everything.”

Blaney moved on to score the Grandview Speedway victory worth $5,000, followed by Sammy Swindell and Stevie Smith. Swindell, who had dropped well outside of the top-three during the middle segment of the main event due to a damaged nose wing, moved by Smith with less than five circuits remaining.

“I think we may have had something for Blaney,” Sammy Swindell said. “I was able to find a great line off of two and four. A lot of guys were missing that line, really opening the door for us to capitalize. I just had to be patient and start working back around those guys. We were there and coming. The car was definitely fast.”

Ryan Smith and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top-five, followed by Lucas Wolfe, Chad Kemenah, JJ Grasso, Brent Marks, and Ryan Taylor.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-day swing through Pennsylvania and New York with a visit to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, on Friday night, August 19. The 34th annual Jack Gunn Memorial will highlight competition at the half-mile paperclip, awarding a $5,000 top prize after 30 laps of green flag competition. Much like Grandview Speedway, it will be the first and only Williams Grove Speedway appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016, continuing an All Star versus “Pennsylvania Posse” tradition that dates back to 1970 when Bobbie Adamson picked up the victory.

Williams Grove Speedway will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Friday night, August 19. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:30, with hot laps scheduled to begin at 7:10. Additional information can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway - Thursday, August 18, 2016: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 27 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Stevie Smith - 11.751 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 11.899 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Lucas Wolfe All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild JE Pistons Dash: Lucas Wolfe Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+8) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Taylor Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.1-Dale Blaney, 11.899; 2.51S-Stevie Smith, 11.958; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 11.987; 4.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.052; 5.11-Steve Kinser, 12.083; 6.1s-Sammy Swindell, 12.102; 7.48-Danny Dietrich, 12.123; 8.13-Tim Shaffer, 12.135; 9.51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.140; 10.19m-Brent Marks, 12.157; 11.94-Ryan Smith, 12.204; 12.20-Ryan Taylor, 12.252; 13.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.263; 14.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.265; 15.21-Cap Henry, 12.276; 16.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.287; 17.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.325; 18.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.330; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 12.355; 20.37-JJ Grasso, 12.356; 21.747-Davey Sammons, 12.374; 22.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.434; 23.88-Brandon Rahmer, 12.436; 24.81-Kenny Jacobs, 12.458; 25.40-Caleb Helms, 12.461; 26.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.771; 27.87-Alan Krimes, 20.236;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 4. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 7. 13-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 8. 37-JJ Grasso[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer[2] ; 4. 1s-Sammy Swindell[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 9. 87-Alan Krimes[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 19m-Brent Marks[4] ; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 7. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 8. 81-Kenny Jacobs[9] ; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 4. 1s-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 8. 11-Steve Kinser[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 13-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 37-JJ Grasso[2] ; 3. 747-Davey Sammons[3] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer[5] ; 6. 81-Kenny Jacobs[6] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 9. 87-Alan Krimes[9]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 1s-Sammy Swindell[4] ; 3. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 8. 37-JJ Grasso[18] ; 9. 19m-Brent Marks[10] ; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor[13] ; 11. 747-Davey Sammons[21] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 13. 13-Tim Shaffer[19] ; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[20] ; 17. 21-Cap Henry[12] ; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 19. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer[11] ; 22. 81-Kenny Jacobs[22] ; 23. 88-Brandon Rahmer[23] ; 24. 11-Steve Kinser[24]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 18, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 3668 2. Dale Blaney: 3632 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3586 4. Cap Henry: 3442 5. Danny Holtgraver: 3428 6. Kraig Kinser: 3344 7. T. J. Michael: 3322 8. Caleb Helms: 3164 9. Lee Jacobs: 3138 10. Andrew Palker: 2950

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Back to Work: Arctic Cat All Stars Will Visit Central PA and New York During Four Day Road Trip

INDIANAPOLIS (August 17, 2016) - After a two week standstill on the schedule, allowing teams to prepare for and participate in the 56th Annual Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will return to action in a big way by traveling to areas of Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York for a four-pack of programs at four different facilities. All four venues will feature Arctic Cat All Star competition for the first and only time in 2016, launching a busy August/September stretch comprised of 11 events from now until September 24.

The upcoming four-race swing will jump start with three consecutive events in Central Pennsylvania, joining the notorious and competitive “Pennsylvania Posse” at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, and the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, August 18, through Saturday, August 20. Each event will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding $5,000 to each main event winner.

The Arctic Cat All Stars are certainly no stranger to these areas of Central Pennsylvania, visiting Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway in 2015. In competitive fashion, the “Pennsylvania Posse” prevailed on both occasions with Greg Hodnett winning at Williams Grove Speedway and “The Edge” Brian Montieth earning top honors at Lincoln Speedway. Grandview Speedway, the only Central Pennsylvania destination that does not host 410 sprint car competition on a weekly basis, has been away from the Arctic Cat All Star campaign since 2000; a near-16-year absence.

The Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, will conclude the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star four-pack, hosting competition on Sunday evening, August 21, for the first time in series history. The Arctic Cat All Stars will face-off against a select number of New York competitors during their Empire State invasion, as well as a contingent of “Pennsylvania Posse” regulars. As an added bonus, the West Lebanon, New York, visit will award a $7,000 top prize, guaranteeing $1,000 to start the main event. Those who do not qualify for the main event will be awarded $500. A rain date of Monday, August 22, will be utilized if necessary. More details to follow.

As the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points leader, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the charge into Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, holding 50-point margin in the title chase over fellow Ohio native Dale Blaney. The pilot of the Seneca Energy/Hunter Racing/No. 10H has one victory on the year during Arctic Cat All Star competition, earning 23 top-ten finishes in 30 feature starts, 19 of which inside the top-five.

Defending series champion Dale Blaney will enter the four-race stretch with six Arctic Cat All Star main event victories on the season, leading all full-time competitors on the tour. The “Low Rider” has shown success in Pennsylvania in 2016, winning an event against the “Pennsylvania Posse” at Port Royal Speedway in late April.

Five-time main event winner Sheldon Haudenschild is currently third in the Arctic Cat All Star title chase, followed by Cap Henry and “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver. Kraig Kinser, T.J. Michael, Caleb Helms, Lee Jacobs, and Andrew Palker round out the top-ten, respectively.

The Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 2:30 pm on Thursday, August 18. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 6, followed by hot laps at 6:40 pm. Those seeking more information should visit Grandview Speedway live on the Web at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates 5:00 pm on Friday night, August 19. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:30, with hot laps scheduled to begin at 7:10. Additional information can be found online at www.williamsgrove.com.

The Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Saturday, August 20, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting at 6:30 and hot laps at 7:10. More news and updates can be found on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Sunday, August 21. The mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 with hot laps to follow at 6:15. Please visit www.lebanonvalley.com for additional detials. A rain date of Monday, August 22, will be used if necessary. More information to follow.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 17, 2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 3532 2. Dale Blaney: 3482 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3446 4. Cap Henry: 3326 5. Danny Holtgraver: 3306 6. Kraig Kinser: 3230 7. T.J. Michael: 3196 8. Caleb Helms: 3046 9. Lee Jacobs: 3032 10. Andrew Palker: 2830

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Outduels Sheldon Haudenschild for I-79 Summer Shootout Victory at Tri-City Raceway Park

FRANKLIN, PA (July 31, 2016) - Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser brought Western Pennsylvania race fans to their feet on Sunday night at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, outdueling Sheldon Haudenschild during the final two circuits of round two of the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA to secure his place on top of the feature podium. Kinser, who started from the pole position, pressured Haudenschild on multiple occasions during the 30-lap main event, leading for a short stint on lap 22 before taking command again on lap 29, ultimately driving on to capture his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season. Sheldon Haudenschild held on to finish second during the $5,000-to-win program, followed by Tim Shaffer, Brent Marks, and Cap Henry.

“It’s just me and Mikey, my brother-in-law, here tonight,” Kraig Kinser said in victory lane. “I can’t thank everyone enough who helps out this team: Arctic Cat, Mesilla Valley Transportation. I know I'm forgetting to mention a lot of people. I want to thank the fans for coming out tonight. It was a long day today and the weather didn’t make things any easier. Winning tonight made today all worth it.”

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild took command during the initial start from the outside of row two, driving around the top three starters by the exit of turn two, eventually leading lap one over Kraig Kinser and Brent Marks. Haudenschild opened his advantage to a near-straightaway lead during certain segments of the first-half of the main event, surviving an early caution on lap six and two red flag incidents on lap 15 and lap 18.

Kraig Kinser, utilizing the very bottom of Tri-City Raceway Park’s half-mile, would catch a break on lap 22 when Haudenschild drove off of the banking in turn two, allowing Kinser to drive below the Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 93 entry to officially lead the lap. Kinser controlled the pace until Haudenschild reclaimed the top spot on lap 23, driving back around Kinser at the exit of turn two. Haudenschild eventually returned to a lengthy advantage, maintaining his advantage even after entering traffic on lap 25.

By lap 27, traffic started to intensify for race leader Sheldon Haudenschild. Kinser chased Haudenschild through traffic, cutting down his advantage lap by lap. On lap 29, Kinser made his move, driving the Steve Kinser Racing/Arctic Cat/Mesilla Valley Transportation/No. 11K under Haudenschild at the exit of turn four. The former Knoxville Nationals champion made the winning pass stick, moving on to score the victory, his first ever at Tri-City Raceway Park, joining his father, Steve Kinser, on the track’s win list. Kraig Kinser now has four career Arctic Cat All Star victories to his credit.

“I thought I might have screwed things up a little bit there toward the middle of the race when I got by Sheldon the first time,” Kraig Kinser said. “I got the lead there and raced pretty hard with Sheldon (Haudenschild). We raced side-by-side coming out of four and I didn’t want to get into him, so I had to drive really low getting into one. Sheldon ended up driving back by me and I thought it was over at that point. I ended up getting through traffic really well with just a few laps left and was able to get back by him at the end. It was definitely a battle.”

The runner-up finish, his second of the weekend during I-79 Summer Shootout competition, increased Sheldon Haudenschild’s top-five count to 12 on the season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“Kraig and Mikey had a really good car tonight,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained. “He was there the whole race, ya know. I made a few mistakes to allow him to get by me, but I was able to get back around him. I thought I was going to be able to stay ahead of him. I was hoping the lapped cars would be in his line. Kraig was really good tonight. I’m happy for those guys. Two second places on the weekend is really good for us. We’ll move on to Knoxville and see what we can do.”

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign will take a two weekend break before returning to competition on Thursday evening, August 18, at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. The two week schedule break will give teams the opportunity to prepare and participate in the 56th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Many of the full-time Arctic Cat All Star travelers will be represented at the Sprint Car Capital of the World, chasing a starting position in the $150,000-to-win, Knoxville Nationals A-main.

The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will continue on Thursday through Sunday, August 18-21, with a four-race stretch through Central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York. “America’s Series” will visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Lebanon Valley Speedway during their march eastward, each awarding a minimum of $5,000. The Lebanon Valley Speedway visit in West Lebanon, New York, will cap off the long weekend with a $7,000 grand prize.

Those interested in learning more should stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Tri-City Raceway Park - Sunday, July 31, 2016:
Event: Round 2 of I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 16.467 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 15.917 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cap Henry
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sheldon Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brent Marks
Racing Electronics Heat #4: T.J. Michael
JE Pistons Dash: Kraig Kinser
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kraig Kinser
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+5)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: AJ Flick (17th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 15.917; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 16.179; 3.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.225; 4.22-Cole Duncan, 16.423; 5.19m-Brent Marks, 16.458; 6.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.486; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 16.565; 8.2-AJ Flick, 16.590; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.657; 10.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.658; 11.23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 16.662; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.665; 13.21-Cap Henry, 16.750; 14.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 16.847; 15.35-Jared Zimbardi, 16.869; 16.10-Carl Bowser, 16.918; 17.40-Caleb Helms, 16.922; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 16.965; 19.O8-Dan Kuriger, 17.012; 20.24X-Sye Lynch, 17.019; 21.O-Andy McKisson, 17.040; 22.51-John Garvin, 17.064; 23.19-Joe Kubiniec, 17.104; 24.15-Scott Priester, 17.105; 25.13-Brandon Matus, 17.149; 26.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.209; 27.24P-Alex Paden, 17.732; 28.5X-Gale Ruth Jr., 18.026; 29.33-Brent Matus, 18.061; 30.44-Joe McEwen, 18.326; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.421; 32.1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 18.616;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 6. 24P-Alex Paden[6] ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 4. 2-AJ Flick[3] ; 5. 35-Jared Zimbardi[5] ; 6. 24X-Sye Lynch[6] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 2. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 15-Scott Priester[6] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[5] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. O-Andy McKisson[6] ; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger[5] ; 7. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[8] ; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 19m-Brent Marks[4] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. O8-Dan Kuriger[1] ; 2. 19-Joe Kubiniec[4] ; 3. 24X-Sye Lynch[2] ; 4. 51-John Garvin[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 24P-Alex Paden[7] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 10. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[8] ; 11. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[11] ; 12. 44-Joe McEwen[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[16] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[13] ; 13. 10-Carl Bowser[9] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[17] ; 15. O8-Dan Kuriger[21] ; 16. O-Andy McKisson[20] ; 17. 2-AJ Flick[15] ; 18. 24X-Sye Lynch[23] ; 19. 51-John Garvin[24] ; 20. 15-Scott Priester[19] ; 21. 19-Joe Kubiniec[22] ; 22. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[12] ; 23. 35-Jared Zimbardi[18] ; 24. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[14]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 31, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3532
2. Dale Blaney: 3482
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3446
4. Cap Henry: 3326
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3306
6. Kraig Kinser: 3230
7. T.J. Michael: 3196
8. Caleb Helms: 3046
9. Lee Jacobs: 3032
10. Andrew Palker: 2830

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Dale Blaney Opens I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA with Victory at Eriez Speedway,
I-79 action continues Saturday at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

HAMMETT, PA (July 29, 2016) - For the first time since June 19, the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time at the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, during round one of the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA. The Hartford, Ohio, native, who started third on the feature grid, took command of the 30-lap main event on lap 18, driving under race leader Sheldon Haudenschild at the exit of turn two to solidify a $5,000 payday. For Blaney, the victory was his sixth of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season, bumping his career win total to 133. It was the first All Star appearance at Eriez Speedway since 1981.

“It has been a while,” Dale Blaney explained. “It’s been a while since we’ve consistently run good. We got better every time we got on the race track tonight. We really didn’t qualify all that well, but we got better in the heat race, made some gains in the dash, and now we are up here. I knew we had a good car from the get-go. I can’t thank everyone enough: Big Game Treestands, Muddy, CH Motorsports with Janet Holbrook and Aaron Call, Todd Quiring out in Minnesota - they all play a huge role in this and I can’t thank them enough for this opportunity.”

Sheldon Haudenschild and Kraig Kinser led the 23 feature starters to green at Eriez Speedway on Friday, July 29. By the completion of lap one, Haudenschild had already established a clear advantage, utilizing his all-too-familiar top groove of the speedway. Dale Blaney settled himself into second, followed by outside polesitter Kraig Kinser. Those three would eventually create some separation, racing in that order until lap 15 when Kinser made contact with a lapped car causing the Bloomington, Indiana, native to get upside-down. Kinser walked away unharmed.

Green flag conditions returned to the speedway with Haudenschild still on the point, followed by Dale Blaney and now “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, who moved forward from sixth on the grid. Despite a few attempts to work underneath Haudenschild during the first 15 circuits of the 30-lap main, Blaney made his first true bid for the top spot on lap 18, driving underneath Haudenschild as he slipped over the cushion between turns one and two. From that point, Blaney raced forward carefully; navigating traffic through the bottom and middle lanes of the speedway while still holding off challenges by Sheldon Haudenschild and Danny Holtgraver. Those three raced nearly nose to tail for several circuits until caution lights reappeared on the final lap, creating a green-white-checkered scenario. Unfortunately for Holtgraver, he was the victim, spinning at the entrance of turn one after making contact with a lapped car.

The first green-white-checkered attempt turned unsuccessful, leading to a second. Back-to-back two-lap shootouts proved to be no distraction for Dale Blaney, eventually rolling under the final checkers on top of the running order. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second, followed by Cap Henry, Cole Duncan, and Chad Kemenah.

“We really got things going during that A-main,” Blaney said. “I just had to be patient with my tires and get rolling around the bottom. Sheldon (Haudenschild) was working up the race track and I was keeping myself closer to the bottom. My car really came on when it needed to. (Haudenschild) got over the top early in the race, too, but I couldn’t really capitalize on it. I just kept pressing him and showed him my nose a few times. I wanted him to keep racing harder and harder and it worked out.”

The inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue on Saturday evening, July 30, with a visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will showcase “America’s Series” for the 15th time in the track’s storied history on Saturday evening, awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as points toward the $3,000, I-79 Summer Shootout championship point fund. Dale Blaney is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star to visit PPMS victory lane, earning top honors on August 2, 2015.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 30. The drivers meeting is set to begin at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30 pm. More news and information can be found on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 29, 2016:
Event: Round 1 of I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Danny Holtgraver - 13.598 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cap Henry - 13.547 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+16)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brent Marks
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.21-Cap Henry, 13.547; 2.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.662; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 13.670; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.674; 5.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.683; 6.19m-Brent Marks, 13.742; 7.12J-Logan Wagner, 13.749; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.765; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 13.816; 10.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.906; 11.10-Carl Bowser, 13.942; 12.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.958; 13.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.031; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 14.042; 15.40-Caleb Helms, 14.142; 16.4-Danny Smith, 14.233; 17.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.241; 18.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.268; 19.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.332; 20.44-Joe McEwen, 14.598; 21.5X-Gale Ruth Jr., 14.741; 22.1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.115;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 12J-Logan Wagner[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 19-Joe Kubiniec[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 6. 44-Joe McEwen[6] ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 10-Carl Bowser[2] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 7. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[7] ; 8. 12J-Logan Wagner[2]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[22] ; 7. 12J-Logan Wagner[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 9. 10-Carl Bowser[7] ; 10. 19m-Brent Marks[14] ; 11. 49-Tim Shaffer[16] ; 12. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 13. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[19] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[15] ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[23] ; 17. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 18. 5X-Gale Ruth Jr.[21] ; 19. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr.[20] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 21. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 22. 44-Joe McEwen[17] ; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard[18]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 29, 2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 3394
2. Dale Blaney: 3346
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 3300
4. Cap Henry: 3186
5. Danny Holtgraver: 3172
6. Kraig Kinser: 3080
7. T.J. Michael: 3064
8. Caleb Helms: 2924
9. Lee Jacobs: 2906
10. Andrew Palker: 2702

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA Next for Arctic Cat All Stars, Three $5,000 prizes plus $3,000 point fund on the line

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 27, 2016) - For the final time in 2016, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their presence known in Western Pennsylvania, this time challenging the best of the best in the Keystone State, as well as a number of regional invaders, during the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA on Friday through Sunday, July 29-31.

The I-79 Summer Shootout will feature three consecutive days of Arctic Cat All Star competition at three different Western Pennsylvania facilities. The trio of tracks on the shootout agenda include Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, and Tri-City Raceway Park. It will be the first and only Arctic Cat All Star appearance of the 2016 season at each of the scheduled destinations, with only Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway hosting All Star competition during the last five years. Each event will award $5,000 top prizes, with an added $3,000 point fund also thrown into the mix. The point fund, awarding $1,200, $800, $500, $300, and $200 to positions one through five, respectively, will only come into play if two out of three events are contested.

The I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will kick start officially on Friday night, July 29, at the Eriez Speedway near Erie, Pennsylvania. It has been 35 years since the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made an appearance at the Erie oval, with only two recorded starts in series history. Smokey Snellbaker and Lee Osborne each earned main event victories with the most recent occurring in 1981.

Once competition at Eriez Speedway is complete, I-79 Summer Shootout competition will move south and continue at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, July 30. Arctic Cat All Star teams made two appearances at “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” in 2015 and welcomed two different winners to victory lane. Dale Blaney and Greg Wilson were each victorious with Blaney earning the most recent on Saturday, August 2.

The I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will come to a close at the Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday evening, July 31. It has been six years since Arctic Cat All Star teams invaded the Franklin facility with the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer earning the high honors. In terms of the I-79 Summer Shootout schedule, Tri-City Raceway Park has the richest history with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, hosting 17 prior events dating back to 1970.

The entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions roster is expected to be on hand during the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA including current series point leader Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H, owns one victory on the season, as well as 18 top-five finishes - the most of any competitor on tour in 2016. Defending series champion Dale Blaney will enter the weekend tripleheader currently second in the championship chase with five victories to his credit on the season, followed by fellow five-time main event winner Sheldon Haudenschild. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver and Cap Henry round out the top-five.

Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 12-noon on Friday afternoon, July 29. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 6, followed by hot laps at 7. Those seeking additional information should visit Eriez Speedway online at www.eriez-speedway.com.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will open its pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 30. The drivers meeting is set to begin at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30 pm. More news and information can be found on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Tri-City Raceway Park will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 31. The final I-79 Summer Shootout drivers meeting of the weekend will begin at 5, followed by Arctic Cat All Star hot laps at 6. Visit www.tricityracewaypark.com for more information.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 27, 2016):

Chad Kemenah: 3254

Dale Blaney: 3196

Sheldon Haudenschild: 3154

Danny Holtgraver: 3046

Cap Henry: 3042

Kraig Kinser: 2972

T.J. Michael: 2930

Lee Jacobs: 2788

Caleb Helms: 2786

Andrew Palker: 2580

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Rico Abreu Scores $12,500 for Dirt Classic Indiana Victory at Kokomo Speedway!

KOKOMO, IN (July 23, 2016) - Rico Abreu scored big on Saturday night at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, earning the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana title worth $12,500 against Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Abreu took command officially on lap 24 of the 40-lap main event, using a textbook slide job to work beyond Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild. The victory, earned from the inside of row three, gives Abreu three on the season with the Arctic Cat All Stars, increasing his career total to five.

“I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight,” Rico Abreu said. “There was a lot stuff going on in Indianapolis. For you guys to choose to come racing with us instead is really cool and we all really appreciate it. I gotta thank the Dirt Classic staff, Tony Stewart, and the All Stars for making this happen. We just really enjoy doing this. Even on the bad nights, we still really enjoy this, and we should, because we are all pretty lucky to just be out here racing.”

Lined up according to points accumulated on Friday and Saturday, Friday night’s Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana winner Christopher Bell and five-time Arctic Cat All Star winner Sheldon Haudenschild led the 24 feature starters to green. Haudenschild jumped to the early advantage, leading Bell and Rico Abreu at the completion of lap one. Unfortunately for Haudenschild, early momentum would cease with red flag conditions halting the field on lap two. Randy Hannagan, Bryan Clauson, and Kraig Kinser were all involved and unharmed.

After a caution on lap two for a spinning Tyler Courtney, green flags waved for a third time with Sheldon Haudenschild still in charge, once again followed by Christopher Bell and Rico Abreu. Abreu made a big bid for the runner-up spot on lap four and made it stick, using another one of his textbook slide jobs in turns one and two.

Meanwhile, Haudenschild continued to roll the very topside of the speedway, opening up his advantage by a near straightaway. Traffic started to come into play for the first time on lap nine, slowing some of Haudenschild’s momentum. Abreu tried to work traffic as quickly as he could, sliding two and three cars at a time, but still had trouble closing in on the Haudenschild Racing/No. 93 entry.

By lap 24, Abreu worked his way within reach of the top spot and capitalized, using a monster slider to work underneath Haudenschild for the lead in traffic. Once obtaining control, Abreu never stumbled, surviving the remaining 16 circuits, as well as two additional cautions, to earn himself a trip to Dirt Classic Indiana victory lane. The St. Helena, California, native navigated the very top-shelf of the speedway for the majority of his campaign at the front of the field, opening his advantage to a near straightaway even during traffic.

“I was pretty good everywhere here tonight,” Abreu explained. “I could run the top and I could run the bottom. I knew the bottom was going to slow down eventually so I decided to work my way up to the top. I thought I heard somebody working up on the outside of me. I just worried about getting to the top and staying smooth. I had so much fun here tonight. Kokomo always puts on a great race. I am very happy to win in a winged sprint car here.”

After a four car battle for the last two podium spots, Jamie Veal and Chad Kemenah emerged. Veal worked his way forward from fourth to finish second, scoring a second consecutive podium performance during the Dirt Classic Indiana doubleheader at Kokomo Speedway. Kemenah climbed from the outside of row three to finish third.

Up next on the 2016 schedule, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the Keystone State for the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA; a trio of events along the Interstate 79 corridor in Western Pennsylvania. “America’s Series” will visit three facilities during their three day campaign, each hosting a full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program worth $5,000 to the main event winner. In addition, a $3,000 point fund will also be awarded to the weekend’s top racers.

The I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will take shape on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 29-31, beginning with action the the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday night, July 29. Action will resume on Saturday, July 30, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania, followed by a visit to the Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 31. It will be the final Western Pennsylvania appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA should visit each facility live on the Web, or stay connected at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Kokomo Speedway - Saturday, July 23, 2016: Event: Dirt Classic Indiana *Show-up points only EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Randy Hannagan - 12.041 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: N/A Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brady Bacon All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jamie Veal Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Kraig Kinser All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #6: Dave Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #7: Kody Kinser Classic Ink USA Heat #8: Carl Bowser JE Pistons Dash: N/A Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Rico Abreu MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Spencer Bayston Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Christopher Bell Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Heat 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 2. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[7]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 5. 71m-Dave Blaney[6] ; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[7] ; 7. 5-Chris Windom[4] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[9]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps) 1. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 4. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[6] ; 7. 2X-Spencer Bayston[7] ; 8. 85-Mike Terry[8] ; 9. 7S-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 10-Carl Bowser[8] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 9. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2]

Heat 5 - (10 Laps) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 3. 14-Christopher Bell[8] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]

Heat 6 - (10 Laps) 1. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[8] ; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody[9] ; 7. 5-Chris Windom[5] ; 8. 23-Jimmy Light[2]

Heat 7 - (10 Laps) 1. 4K-Kody Kinser[3] ; 2. 2X-Spencer Bayston[2] ; 3. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[6] ; 4. 85-Mike Terry[1] ; 5. 71-Jamie Veal[8] ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[7] ; 9. 7S-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 8 - (10 Laps) 1. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[2] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[3]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 2X-Spencer Bayston[3] ; 3. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 5. 85-Mike Terry[9] ; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson[13] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[11] ; 8. 5-Chris Windom[1] ; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[8] ; 10. 7S-Joe Swanson[14] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 15. 12-Daniel Harding[15] ; 16. 7-Critter Malone[16]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[5] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 5. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 9. 71m-Dave Blaney[17] ; 10. 2-Parker Price-Miller[16] ; 11. 2X-Spencer Bayston[22] ; 12. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[21] ; 14. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser[13] ; 16. 23c-Tyler Courtney[18] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[24] ; 18. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[9] ; 19. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[14] ; 20. 1st-Gary Taylor[15] ; 21. 4K-Kody Kinser[19] ; 22. 10-Carl Bowser[23] ; 23. 17W-Bryan Clauson[12] ; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan[11]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 23, 2016):

Chad Kemenah: 3254

Dale Blaney: 3196

Sheldon Haudenschild: 3154

Danny Holtgraver: 3046

Cap Henry: 3042

Kraig Kinser: 2972

T.J. Michael: 2930

Lee Jacobs: 2788

Caleb Helms: 2786

Andrew Palker: 2580

 

 

Christopher Bell Earns Career First Arctic Cat All Star Victory During Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana

KOKOMO, IN (July 22, 2016) - For the first time in nearly ten years, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invaded the famed Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, in an attempt to tame the Hoosier State’s “Baddest Bullring” during the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart. The weekend doubleheader launched officially on Friday night, July 22, with 37 Arctic Cat All Star sprint cars making the call. When the dust settled, it was recent Tony Stewart Racing hired gun Christopher Bell at the top of the heap, leading all 35 laps on the Kokomo Speedway quarter-mile to score his first ever All Star victory worth $5,000. Rico Abreu finished just behind Bell, followed by Aussie invader Jamie Veal.

“It’s every kid’s dream to drive a race car for Tony Stewart. I’m just glad we were able to get it done tonight,” Bell explained in victory lane. “These guys gave me an awesome car tonight. It got a little tricky there in traffic because you really have to let up your momentum to figure out how to work around the drivers in front of you. I almost gave it away there at one point, but we were able to get by that and park ourselves in victory lane.”

Christopher Bell, piloting the Tony Stewart Racing/No. 14, jumped out to an early advantage ahead of recent Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson and Rico Abreu at the completion of lap one. After a pair of cautions, which halted action on lap two and lap three, green flag conditions would return with Christopher Bell maintaining his position at the front of the field. The Norman, Oklahoma, native extended his advantage quickly, using the very topside of the Kokomo quarter-mile. Even when traffic started to intensify, Bell kept his composure, moving to various parts of the surface to navigate traffic. At one point, Bell’s advantage stretched to nearly a straightaway.

Meanwhile, action for second, third, fourth, and fifth intensified. Bryan Clauson, Brady Bacon, Rico Abreu, and Chad Kemenah all battled continuously, utilizing slide jobs in turns one and two, as well as turns three and four, in an attempt to advance positions. By the time caution lights reappeared on lap 15, Bryan Clauson, who started on the outside of the front row, settled himself into the runner-up position, with Chad Kemenah, the main event’s fifth starter, just behind, each chasing Bell’s Tony Stewart Racing entry.

After the caution on lap 15, green flag conditions would return once again. Christopher Bell returned to the topside of the speedway, using clean air and an open track once again to his advantage. Bryan Clauson continued to chase the No. 14 from the runner-up spot, with Jamie Veal working his way forward from sixth to battle for third by lap 22. Veal’s campaign in third was eventually challenged and taken over by Rico Abreu, using a traditional Kokomo Speedway slide job.

Unfortunately for Bell, main event action would come to a stop three laps before the finish, this time for Bryan Clauson. Clauson, who was now racing hard with Rico Abreu for second in the running order, made contact with the turn four wall, sending the Matt Wood Racing/Cancer Treatment Centers of America/No. 17W entry for a ride, ultimately bringing out the red flag. Abreu would inherit second, just ahead of Jamie Veal.

Despite the distraction, Christopher Bell would keep control and lead the last three circuits to capture the $5,000 top prize, capping off a near clean sweep; qualifying sixth quick, winning his respective heat race, winning the dash, and dominating 35-lap main event.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Kokomo Speedway invasion on Saturday evening, July 23, with the Dirt Classic Indiana finale. The $12,500-to-win showcase will feature a unique, non-points format for the Arctic Cat All Stars, utilizing two sets of heat races, each accumulating points to help set the lineup for the evening’s main event. The Dirt Classic Indiana winner will take home the cash, as well as a golden ticket; receiving an automatic bid to start in the Dirt Classic Ohio main event at Attica Raceway Park over Labor Day weekend.

Kokomo Speedway pit gates will swing back open at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 23. The Dirt Classic Indiana drivers meeting will begin at 6, followed by hot laps at 7. Those seeking additional information should visit Dirt Classic live on the Web at www.dirtclassic.com. Other news can be found online at www.kokomospeedway.net. If weather becomes a factor, the Dirt Classic Indiana program will be moved to Sunday, July 24 with similar start times. Information will be released if necessary.

Contingency Awards/Results: Kokomo Speedway - Friday, July 22, 2016: Event: Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Bryan Clauson - 11.693 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: (Second Quick) Tyler Courtney - 11.258 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dale Blaney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Christopher Bell Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Holtgraver Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Hunter Schuerenberg JE Pistons Dash: Christopher Bell Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chris Windom (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Tyler Courtney (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.99-Brady Bacon, 11.139; 2.23c-Tyler Courtney, 11.258; 3.71-Jamie Veal, 11.262; 4.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.353; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.354; 6.14-Christopher Bell, 11.425; 7.24-Rico Abreu, 11.680; 8.1-Dale Blaney, 11.686; 9.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.694; 10.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.744; 11.1st-Gary Taylor, 11.788; 12.17W-Bryan Clauson, 11.907; 13.21-Cap Henry, 11.929; 14.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 11.956; 15.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.959; 16.4-Danny Smith, 12.044; 17.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.086; 18.71m-Dave Blaney, 12.122; 19.3G-Brandon Wimmer, 12.144; 20.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.247; 21.23-Jimmy Light, 12.372; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 12.422; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.437; 24.12-Daniel Harding, 12.452; 25.5-Chris Windom, 12.535; 26.O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.540; 27.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.548; 28.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.579; 29.10-Carl Bowser, 12.637; 30.40-Caleb Helms, 12.660; 31.2X-Spencer Bayston, 12.722; 32.4K-Kody Kinser, 12.734; 33.7S-Joe Swanson, 13.010; 34.7-Critter Malone, 13.368; 35.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.402; 36.85-Mike Terry, 13.478; 37.99M-Kyle Moody, 13.571;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. 5-Chris Windom[9] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[8] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 1st-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 7. 23-Jimmy Light[5] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[7] ; 9. 2X-Spencer Bayston[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser[5] ; 6. 7-Critter Malone[7] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[9] ; 8. 85-Mike Terry[8] ; 9. 7S-Joe Swanson[6]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[8] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 6. 71-Jamie Veal[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 3. 5-Chris Windom[8] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 5. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 6. 23-Jimmy Light[4] ; 7. 2X-Spencer Bayston[12] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 10. 7-Critter Malone[14] ; 11. 85-Mike Terry[16] ; 12. 10-Carl Bowser[10] ; 13. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody[17] ; 15. 7S-Joe Swanson[13] ; 16. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree[6]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps) 1. 14-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[6] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 8. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 9. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 11. 3G-Brandon Wimmer[13] ; 12. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[14] ; 14. 5-Chris Windom[23] ; 15. 23c-Tyler Courtney[21] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[16] ; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser[17] ; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 19. 2-Parker Price-Miller[18] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[22] ; 21. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[24] ; 23. 71m-Dave Blaney[15] ; 24. 4K-Kody Kinser[20] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[19]

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 22, 2016):

Chad Kemenah: 3174

Dale Blaney: 3116

Sheldon Haudenschild: 3074

Danny Holtgraver: 2966

Cap Henry: 2962

Kraig Kinser: 2892

T.J. Michael: 2850

Lee Jacobs: 2708

Caleb Helms: 2706

Andrew Palker: 2500

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Will Invade Kokomo Speedway for Dirt Classic Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2016) - For the first time in nearly ten years, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade the quarter-mile bullring of Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. The northern Indiana short track, known widely for its multi-grooved, high-paced, non-wing entertainment, will host “America’s Series” on back-to-back nights this Friday and Saturday, July 22-23, highlighted with the Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart worth $12,500 on Saturday evening. The weekend will ignite officially on Friday night, July 22, with a full-point program for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions worth $5,000.

After Friday night’s Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana featuring the Arctic Cat All Stars, complete with a full program of qualifying time trials, heat races, and main event, the Dirt Classic Indiana presented by Tony Stewart format will take over on Saturday utilizing a special lineup and finishing points procedure. Points will be tallied during the entire program using results from two sets of heat races, ultimately determining Saturday night’s main event lineup. Results from Friday night will also come into play for the Dirt Classic Indiana portion of the weekend, helping set the heat race lineups for Saturday.

Some of the region’s finest are expected to be on hand during the entire Dirt Classic Indiana weekend at Kokomo Speedway, including many non-wing sprint car specialists who will put the wing on. Brady Bacon, Bryan Clauson, Hunter Schuerenberg, Chris Windom, Tyler Courtney, and Jimmy Light all plan to join in on the action at the Kokomo bullring, each bringing a level of non-wing expertise to the Arctic Cat All Star stage. Clauson is a recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, capturing the Sharon Speedway stop during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge into Kokomo Speedway on Friday and Saturday as the current series point leader. Kemenah, a former Arctic Cat All Star champion, is a one-time main event winner on tour thus far in 2016, capturing $5,000 at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The pilot of the familiar Hunter Racing/No. 10H entry owns 16 top-five finishes in 26 main event starts, the most of any full-time Arctic Cat All Star traveler.

Defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney currently finds himself second in the championship chase with five victories on the season, followed by fellow five-time winner in 2016 Sheldon Haudenschild.

Kokomo Speedway will open pit gates for the Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoon, July 22. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:30.

Pit gates will swing back open at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 23. The Dirt Classic Indiana drivers meeting will begin at 6, followed by hot laps at 7. Those seeking additional information should visit Dirt Classic live on the Web at www.dirtclassic.com. Other news can be found online at www.kokomospeedway.net.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Television Schedule Announced, Wilmot Raceway Event will make American Sports Network Debut this weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (July 19, 2016) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their 2016 television debut this Saturday and Sunday, July 23-24, with scheduled air times all across the United States. Sprint car enthusiasts from coast to coast will be able to witness all of the open wheel action on American Sports Network, available on select channels including those in major areas of the Midwest and Northeast where Arctic Cat All Star competition is headquartered. Network affiliates on the broadcast schedule include My Network TV, FOX, ABC, CBS, CW, Retro, and CBS2.

Tape delayed competition from the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, will be the first of six Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events to be shown on American Sports Network. Competition from Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Kokomo Speedway, and Atomic Speedway will also be broadcast over the course of the next several months. Television viewers will have the opportunity to witness a few of the season’s more memorable Arctic Cat All Star programs such as Ohio Sprint Speedweek, the Lou Blaney Memorial, Dirt Classic Indiana, and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.

Each event broadcast will be an hour in duration, complete with a qualifying recap, heat race results, b-main, and the evening’s main event. Be sure to check your local listings for exact air times and broadcast dates.

Tape-Delayed Television Schedule (full listing in the attachment): May 21 - Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, Wisconsin - July 23-24, 30 May 27 - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - July 30-31 June 25 - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio - Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale - August 6-7 July 9 - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, Ohio - Lou Blaney Memorial - August 13-14, 18 July 23 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - Dirt Classic Indiana - August 20-21, 24 October 21/22 - Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, Ohio - All Star Championship Finale - (Air Date: TBD)

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Scores $10,000 during 8th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
First ever Arctic Cat All Star victory at Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 9, 2016) - “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver scored the largest Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of his career on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, claiming the eighth annual Lou Blaney Memorial worth $10,000. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native led all 30 circuits at the Hartford, Ohio, oval, surviving a last restart bobble to eventually hold back fourth row starter Sheldon Haudenschild and Ohio veteran Dean Jacobs at the final checkers. Holtgraver now owns two Arctic Cat All Star wins in 2016, raising his career win total to 11.

“I had to keep things exciting I guess,” explained Danny Holtgraver regarding the main event’s last restart. “I didn’t quite get the restart that I wanted. I’m not sure if I was nervous, or just excited, but all that matters is we made it through it and got this one. This means so much to this team. I can’t thank everyone enough. These guys have been giving me some awesome race cars lately. I’m having so much fun.”

Danny Holtgraver started second on the main event grid, jumping to an early advantage over Josh Baughman and Caleb Griffith. After two cautions on lap two, one of which involving Josh Baughman with nose wing damage, green flag competition resumed with Holtgraver holding the point. The pilot of Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports/No. 70 reached the tail of the field by lap five, navigating safely on the topside of the speedway before approaching even heavier traffic by lap ten. In the meantime, Dean Jacobs, who started fifth on the feature grid, worked his way into second on lap four, setting chase on Holtgraver’s Premier Motorsports entry. Despite the traffic, Jacobs never lost sight of the leader, keeping Holtgraver within a few car lengths until caution lights reappeared on lap 19.

Competition resumed with Holtgraver maintaining his position at the front of the field, flanked by Dean Jacobs and now Sheldon Haudenschild. Six more laps would be completed with the same running order, only to be stopped by caution lights on lap 25, setting up a clear track and clean air once again for Danny Holtgraver.

Not without a restart hiccup, nearly making contact with the front stretch wall, Holtgraver brought the field back to green for the final time of the night. Sheldon Haudenschild made a surge to second on lap 25, driving by Dean Jacobs who started to feel the effects of a damaged nose wing. Even after the stumble, clean air and a clear track proved to be an advantage for Holtgraver, driving on to secure $10,000 by nearly two seconds. It was his first ever Lou Blaney Memorial title and his first ever Arctic Cat All Star victory at Sharon Speedway.

“It was just a great night all together,” Holtgraver explained. “This team has been on a pretty good streak lately. Everything is really clicking and we’ve been getting more and more comfortable with each other. We’re having so much fun. That’s probably the most important part. The stress is gone and the pressure is gone. We can get to the track and just enjoy what we are doing. I can’t wait to try to do it again next weekend.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with an appearance at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. “America’s Series” will join the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series during their appearance at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, taking part in the 33rd annual Kings Royal. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will officially join the Kings Royal agenda during the $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday night, July 16. The appearance will be worth show up points only. Shane Stewart is the defending event winner, scoring the $50,000 top prize over Jason Johnson and Rico Abreu a year ago.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway should visit the “Big E” online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Saturday, July 9, 2016:
Event: 8th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dean Jacobs - 13.071 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 12.990 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Josh Baughman
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2:Caleb Griffith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild
Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Bryan Sebetto
JE Pistons Dash: Josh Baughman
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Danny Holtgraver
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 12.990; 2.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.008; 3.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.138; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 13.166; 5.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.169; 6.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.179; 7.17-Josh Baughman, 13.214; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.253; 9.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.333; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.379; 11.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.414; 12.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.427; 13.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.458; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 13.464; 15.40-Caleb Helms, 13.472; 16.49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.494; 17.73-Chris Andrews, 13.522; 18.21-Cap Henry, 13.530; 19.10-Carl Bowser, 13.545; 20.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.553; 21.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.694; 22.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.701; 23.46-Michael Bauer, 13.727; 24.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.789; 25.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.792; 26.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.876; 27.13-Brandon Matus, 13.889; 28.2-AJ Flick, 13.984; 29.4N-Jim Morris, 14.030; 30.57-Gary Edwards, 14.048; 31.4W-Eric Williams, 14.182; 32.33-Brent Matus, 14.222; 33.23M-Lance Moss, 14.256; 34.23-Darren Pifer, 14.259; 35.O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.334; 36.24-Alex Paden, 14.390; 37.1R-Gale Ruth Jr., 14.649; 38.4C-Paul Kish, 15.083; 39.12X-Michael Flynn, 16.059;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 2. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 46-Michael Bauer[6] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr.[9] ; 8. 4W-Eric Williams[8] ; 9. 4C-Paul Kish[10] ; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 23M-Lance Moss[10] ; 7. 2-AJ Flick[9] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[8] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 10. 8M-TJ Michael[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 8-Bryan Sebetto[3] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 19-Joe Kubiniec[2] ; 4. 4N-Jim Morris[1] ; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger[7] ; 6. 57-Gary Edwards[5] ; 7. 24-Alex Paden[8] ; 8. 12X-Michael Flynn[9] ; 9. 23-Darren Pifer[6]

Dash - (6 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 6. 2-AJ Flick[10] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 11. 23M-Lance Moss[14] ; 12. 57-Gary Edwards[11] ; 13. 24-Alex Paden[16] ; 14. 4W-Eric Williams[12] ; 15. 4C-Paul Kish[18] ; 16. 12X-Michael Flynn[19] ; 17. 33-Brent Matus[13] ; 18. 23-Darren Pifer[15] ; 19. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr.[17]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[12] ; 7. 49x-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[14] ; 9. 71m-Dave Blaney[11] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[24] ; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 13. 10-Carl Bowser[10] ; 14. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[6] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[22] ; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard[26] ; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs[21] ; 18. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 19. 46-Michael Bauer[17] ; 20. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 21. 19-Joe Kubiniec[13] ; 22. 73-Chris Andrews[19] ; 23. 4N-Jim Morris[16] ; 24. 17-Josh Baughman[1] ; 25. O8-Dan Kuriger[20] ; 26. 60-Kory Crabtree[25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings:
1. Chad Kemenah - 2952
2. Dale Blaney - 2904
3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 2856
4. Cap Henry - 2764
5. Danny Holtgraver - 2756
6. Kraig Kinser - 2696
7. T.J. Michael - 2660
8. Lee Jacobs - 2522
9. Caleb Helms - 2512
10. Andrew Palker - 2318

 

 

$10,000 Lou Blaney Memorial On Deck for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

INDIANAPOLIS (July 6, 2016) - Highlighted as one of the highest paying, single-day programs on the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, the 8th annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway is just around the corner, set to light up the Hartford, Ohio, sky on Saturday evening, July 9. Race enthusiasts will be treated to a complete Arctic Cat All Star program, joined by The Mod Tour big block modifieds to help create a “must see” dirt experience. It will be the second and final Sharon Speedway appearance by the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016.

Assembled as one of the most talented rosters in recent series history, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be joined by many of the area’s best during the $10,000-to-win, Lou Blaney Memorial program including most of Western Pennsylvania’s finest, Ohio’s elite, and some of the region’s brightest, traveling stars.

Thirty-five Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars packed the Hartford venue in 2015 for the Lou Blaney Memorial. Drivers represented five states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, North Carolina, and Washington, eventually conquered by the Buckeye State. Sheldon Haudenschild, a nearby Wooster, Ohio, native and most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016, is the defending Lou Blaney Memorial champion, holding off Ryan Smith and Caleb Helms at the final checkers for $10,000.

“Definitely excited to get back to Sharon for the Lou Blaney Memorial,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained. “It’s one of the biggest paying races on our schedule, so of course we’re ready to get back there. I think our game plan this year will be similar to last year; put ourselves in a good position early and work for a starting spot up front. We have to capitalize right from the start. It’s going to be tough, but we’re ready for it. Winning this race last year was really special. We’ll try as hard as we can to double-up.”

Despite Haudenschild being the most recent winner, Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Sharon Speedway on Saturday afternoon. The former four-time All Star champion owns one victory on the season, as well as 18 top-ten finishes in 24 feature starts. The Findlay, Ohio, native stands on top of the current championship chase over defending titlist Dale Blaney by 46 markers. Sheldon Haudenschild, a five-time main event winner thus far in 2016, finds himself third in the title hunt, followed by Cap Henry and “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver.

Sharon Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 9. Fans will have access to the main grounds beginning as early as 1:00 pm. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, with hot laps to follow at 6. Racing is scheduled to hit the dirt at 7, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (7/6/2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 2810 2. Dale Blaney: 2764 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2710 4. Cap Henry: 2634 5. Danny Holtgraver: 2606 6. Kraig Kinser: 2558 7. T.J. Michael: 2540 8. Lee Jacobs: 2406 9. Caleb Helms: 2378 10. Andrew Palker: 2190

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Sweeps Independence Day Weekend Swing by Claiming Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Michigan (July 3, 2016) - For the second time in as many days, Sheldon Haudenschild is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time claiming the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Much like Saturday night at Hartford Speedway, Haudenschild dominated the Dirty 30 main event, leading all 30 laps from the front row to score his fifth Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2016 season. The Wooster, Ohio, native is now tied with Dale Blaney for the most feature wins on the Arctic Cat All Star tour in 2016, raising his career bar to 11.

“Once again, Bonzai and Zach had this car right where it needed to be. They are really making my job easy,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained. “We’ve never had a weekend like this. This is just awesome. To get two All Star wins is really special. It definitely helps our point situation. I feel like we are just now getting going. We have some bigger events coming up so we’re just gonna keep working.”

Sheldon Haudenschild started second on the feature grid alongside Cap Henry. After a red on the initial start, the Inaugural Dirty 30 main event would officially get underway with Haudenschild earning the early advantage. By lap five, the pilot of the familiar Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 stretched his advantage to nearly a straightaway, utilizing his preferred line at the top of the speedway, even maintaining that advantage while negotiating traffic.

After the red on the initial start, three additional cautions halted the 30-lap main event, each erasing a near half-track advantage for Sheldon Haudenschild. The momentum pause never created a problem for Haudenschild, returning to a lengthy lead after each restart. The evening’s final caution appeared on lap 28, setting up a green-white-checkered restart. Even then, Haudenschild was unchallenged, racing ahead to score a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star victory. On a special note, Haudenschild led every main event lap of Independence Day weekend, a grand total of 55 circuits.

“Downtown” Danny Holtgraver finished second after starting fifth on the feature grid. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native made his way to second by lap six, maintaining that position for the remaining distance. Kraig Kinser finished third, climbing ahead from the outside of row six.

“We got a great start there. I just focused on hitting my lines,” Haudenschild said. “The track was perfect. I’m not sure where second and third were behind me, but I feel like they could have kept up with me on the bottom if they had to. I felt like I could get through lappers really well once we got to them because they were all kinda stuck on the bottom. I just cruised around there. I don’t even know what to say.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, July 9, back at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The 8th annual Lou Blaney Memorial will headline competition at the state-of-the-art racing facility, awarding a $10,000 top prize to the main event winner. It will be the second and final Sharon Speedway appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016. “BC” Bryan Clauson is the most recent Sharon Speedway feature winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, scoring an Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory on Tuesday evening, June 21.

Sharon Speedway will open Lou Blaney Memorial gates at 1:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 9. Pit gates will officially swing open at 3:00 pm, followed by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting at 5:30. Racing is scheduled to hit the dirt at 7, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: I-96 Speedway - Sunday, July 3, 2016:
Event: Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.004 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.400 seconds *NTR
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Andrew Palker
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA Heat #4: Jordan Mackison
JE Pistons Dash: Cap Henry
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dean Jacobs (+12)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.400; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.570; 3.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.578; 4.7C-Taylor Ferns, 13.630; 5.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.640; 6.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.645; 7.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.675; 8.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.814; 9.21-Cap Henry, 13.822; 10.23c-Tyler Courtney, 13.830; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 13.911; 12.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.970; 13.10-Carl Bowser, 13.987; 14.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.009; 15.12-Daniel Harding, 14.028; 16.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.045; 17.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.072; 18.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.099; 19.8M-TJ Michael, 14.102; 20.11R-Chase Ridenour, 14.141; 21.19Z-Douglas Zimmerman, 14.148; 22.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.207; 23.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.220; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 14.288; 25.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.389; 26.7-Joe Swanson, 14.418; 27.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.435; 28.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.467; 29.27-Brad Lamberson, 14.536; 30.23-Russel Borland, 14.546; 31.27K-Bradley Wickham, 14.971; 32.81-Lee Jacobs, 99.150;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 23c-Tyler Courtney[5] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 7. 19-Joe Kubiniec[6] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 7C-Taylor Ferns[4] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 7. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 8. 27K-Bradley Wickham[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 10-Carl Bowser[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 5. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[6] ; 6. 19Z-Douglas Zimmerman[1] ; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 1080-Jordan Mackison[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 6. 23-Russel Borland[8] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 8. 7-Joe Swanson[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 4. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 12-Daniel Harding[1] ; 2. 23-Russel Borland[9] ; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison[5] ; 4. 27-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 5. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 6. 19-Joe Kubiniec[2] ; 7. 19Z-Douglas Zimmerman[3] ; 8. 27K-Bradley Wickham[10] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[7] ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[17] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 7. 23c-Tyler Courtney[9] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[21] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 12. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8] ; 13. 23-Russel Borland[18] ; 14. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20] ; 15. 27-Brad Lamberson[22] ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13] ; 17. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison[23] ; 19. 7C-Taylor Ferns[16] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 21. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 23. 1080-Jordan Mackison[24] ; 24. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[19]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (7/3/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 2810
2. Dale Blaney: 2764
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2710
4. Cap Henry: 2634
5. Danny Holtgraver: 2606
6. Kraig Kinser: 2558
7. T.J. Michael: 2540
8. Lee Jacobs: 2406
9. Caleb Helms: 2378
10. Andrew Palker: 2190

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Holds Off Dale Blaney for Arctic Cat All Star Victory at Hartford Speedway, Inaugural Dirty 30 On Deck

HARTFORD, Michigan (July 2, 2016) - Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild held off one of the best in the business for 25 laps on Saturday night, July 2, at Hartford Speedway, clinching a tenth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his first ever at the Hartford, Michigan, half-mile. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 started from the pole position and led every lap of the “King of Michigan” program, holding off fellow front row starter Dale Blaney and recently crowned Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Chad Kemenah at the final checkers. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star victory, the fourth of his 2016 campaign, was worth $5,000.

“Bonzai Bruns and Zach Ames have this car rolling right now,” Haudenschild explained. “That makes my job a lot easier. That track was awesome tonight. It feels really good to have four wins in one season. I don’t think we’ve ever done that before. We’ll take this one and move on from here.”

Clean air and momentum were key elements in Haudenschild’s dominate performance at the front of the field. A perfect jump during the opening green flag allowed Haudenschild to establish both, all while utilizing the very topside of the speedway. Dale Blaney would settle into second, followed by Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser at the completion of lap one.

By lap five, Haudenschild worked to a sizeable lead over Dale Blaney and Kraig Kinser, only to lose that advantage due to a caution on lap six. Green flag conditions resumed with Haudenschild returning to the topside of the speedway. The distance separating Haudenschild and Blaney returned to a half-straightaway, only to be halted once more for a caution on lap ten.

Dale Blaney’s strongest challenge to overtake the top spot occurred during the lap ten restart when the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion dived to the bottom of turn one in an attempt to slide in front of Haudenschild. Haudenschild used momentum to power back around Blaney at the exit of turn two, ultimately resetting his familiar pace at the front of the running order.

Haudenschild and Blaney reached traffic for the first and only time on lap 15, each having to negotiate slower cars for three circuits before caution conditions appeared again on lap 18. In the meantime, Danny Holtgraver worked his way to third in the running order from fifth, tracked by sixth row starter Chad Kemenah.

One last caution halted the feature field on lap 21, resulting in a last-ditch effort for Dale Blaney. Unfortunately for Blaney, his efforts were not threatening, maintaining second at the exit of turn two. Sheldon Haudenschild went on to win the “King of Michigan” program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Dale Blaney finished second, followed by Chad Kemenah from 12th, Randy Hannagan, and Danny Holtgraver.

“I saw Dale (Blaney) get below me there in one and two,” Haudenschild said. “I knew I would have to get to the top a little quicker during any other restarts. I think clean air really helped us, but I wasn’t afraid of the slower cars. I feel like I would have worked through them, maybe even a little bit better than Dale. I had a really good car and I feel like I could have raced it anywhere. I just never had to go to the bottom. We’re excited to try again tomorrow.”

Tony Stewart Presents the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, will wrap up Independence Day weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. It will be the final Michigan appearance of the 2016 season for the Arctic Cat All Stars, awarding a $5,000 winner’s share after 30 laps of green flag competition. In addition, the UMP super late models will also be on the Dirty 30 agenda competing for a $1,500 top prize. The evening will conclude with a holiday fireworks display.

Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 3. Main stands will open at 3, with the Tony Stewart autograph session beginning at 4:30. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 7. More news and information will be released later in the week. For more news and information, visit I-96 Speedway on the Web at www.i96speedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Hartford Speedway - Saturday, July 2, 2016: Event: “King of Michigan” EMi Driver’s Meeting: 33 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dallas Hewitt - 16.510 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Randy Hannagan - 16.873 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dallas Hewitt All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Bill Balog Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Hunter Schuerenberg JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Russel Borland (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Taylor Ferns (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.11N-Randy Hannagan, 16.873; 2.11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.915; 3.1-Dale Blaney, 16.934; 4.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.998; 5.21-Cap Henry, 17.012; 6.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.177; 7.71H-Brad Lamberson, 17.205; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.285; 9.17B-Bill Balog, 17.285; 10.11R-Chase Ridenour, 17.287; 11.7C-Taylor Ferns, 17.313; 12.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 17.426; 13.10-Carl Bowser, 17.475; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 17.527; 15.51-Roger Campbell, 17.534; 16.2M-Dustin Daggett, 17.643; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.665; 18.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 17.669; 19.40-Caleb Helms, 17.674; 20.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.693; 21.19-Joe Kubiniec, 17.738; 22.12-Daniel Harding, 17.834; 23.25M-Ken Mackey, 17.871; 24.1A-Mark Aldrich, 17.940; 25.35R-Ronnie Blair, 17.968; 26.23-Russel Borland, 18.006; 27.7-Joe Swanson, 18.104; 28.38-DJ Foos, 18.127; 29.1080-Jordan Mackison, 18.314; 30.95-Hunter Mackison, 18.380; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.510; 32.19M-Brett Mann, 99.040; 33.81-Lee Jacobs, 99.480;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[2] ; 4. 12-Daniel Harding[6] ; 5. 71H-Brad Lamberson[3] ; 6. 10-Carl Bowser[5] ; 7. 23-Russel Borland[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 5. 7C-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[6] ; 7. 7-Joe Swanson[7] ; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 17B-Bill Balog[2] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[5] ; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair[7] ; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 6. 38-DJ Foos[7] ; 7. 19-Joe Kubiniec[5] ; 8. 1A-Mark Aldrich[6]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 7. 71H-Brad Lamberson[4] ; 8. 17B-Bill Balog[5]

B-Main 1 - (0 Laps) 1. 10-Carl Bowser[1] ; 2. 38-DJ Foos[9] ; 3. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 4. 23-Russel Borland[7] ; 5. 51-Roger Campbell[2] ; 6. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6] ; 7. 1A-Mark Aldrich[5] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[3] ; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[8] ; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison[10] ; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison[11]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[14] ; 9. 2M-Dustin Daggett[13] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[10] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 12. 11R-Chase Ridenour[11] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 14. 23-Russel Borland[24] ; 15. 17B-Bill Balog[8] ; 16. 7C-Taylor Ferns[18] ; 17. 10-Carl Bowser[21] ; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[20] ; 19. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 20. 49H-Bradley Howard[25] ; 21. 38-DJ Foos[22] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 23. 71H-Brad Lamberson[7] ; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker[17] ; 25. 25M-Ken Mackey[23]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (7/2/2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 2668 2. Dale Blaney: 2656 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2560 4. Cap Henry: 2496 5. Danny Holtgraver: 2460 6. T.J. Michael: 2434 7. Kraig Kinser: 2414 8. Lee Jacobs: 2326 9. Caleb Helms: 2260 10. Andrew Palker: 2080

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Hype Continues to Build for Mega Michigan Weekend featuring Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

INDIANAPOLIS (June 30, 2016) - In just a few days, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Michigan for the final time of 2016, bringing along some of the finest open wheel competitors to ever sit behind the wheel of a 410 sprint car. The Arctic Cat All Stars will be joined by drivers and teams from all areas of the world during Independence Day weekend, representing nearly ten states and two countries stretching from western New York to Sydney, Australia.

The Michigan doubleheader will feature back-to-back Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions programs awarding $5,000 each, igniting officially with the “King of Michigan” on Saturday night, July 2, at Hartford Speedway. It will be the seventh Hartford Speedway visit by the Arctic Cat All Stars since 1995.

Independence Day weekend will resume for “America’s Series” on Sunday night, July 3, with the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway near Lake Odessa. The Dirty 30 event will not only feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, but also a UMP super late model program awarding a $1,500 top prize. Adding to a lengthy All Star/Michigan tradition, the Sunday night, July 3, showcase will be the 33rd appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars at I-96 Speedway since 1988.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions points battle has been the hot topic of discussion since the conclusion of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on June 25. Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah reclaimed control from six-time and defending series champion Dale Blaney. Kemenah, who recently wrapped up a second career Ohio Sprint Speedweek title, holds a mere 14 point advantage in the championship standings, his first time on top since early May. Sheldon Haudenschild sits 114 points behind Kemenah in third, followed by Cap Henry and Plano, Texas, native T.J. Michael. Michael, the leading Arctic Cat All Star rookie contender, is one of two Texans scheduled to be on hand during the Michigan doubleheader

In addition to Ohio and Texas, Indiana and Pennsylvania are also represented inside the top-ten of the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. Kraig Kinser, the son of 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser, hails from Bloomington, Indiana, and is currently seventh in the updated point standings. Danny Holtgraver, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native and former Lernerville Speedway track champion, is currently sixth in the Arctic Cat All Star point standings, earning a victory at Wilmot Raceway in late May.

Other drivers and areas expected to be represented during portions of the Michigan doubleheader include Joe Kubiniec of Lockport, New York; Hunter Schuerenberg of Sikeston, Missouri; Josh Baughman of Odessa, Texas; Chad Blonde of Litchfield, Michigan; and Stuart Williams of Sydney, Australia, now residing in the Buckeye State.

Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 2. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 6:50, followed by racing at 8. Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the “King of Michigan” event should visit Hartford Speedway live on the Web at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 3. Main stands will open at 3, with the Tony Stewart autograph session scheduled for 4:30. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 7. More news and information will be released later in the week. Stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com and www.i96speedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/30/2016): 1. Chad Kemenah: 2524 2. Dale Blaney: 2510 3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2410 4. Cap Henry: 2360 5. T.J. Michael: 2328 6. Danny Holtgraver: 2320 7. Kraig Kinser: 2276 8. Lee Jacobs: 2212 9. Caleb Helms: 2136 10. Andrew Palker: 1978

 

 

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Stand Ready for Independence Day Weekend Doubleheader in Michigan,

Series Leaves Ohio Sprint Speedweek with Momentum Boost and New Points Leader

INDIANAPOLIS (June 28, 2016) - For the second and final time in 2016, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade areas of southern Michigan, set to battle the best in the region for a pair of $5,000 top prizes, each of which headlining an ultimate Independence Day weekend doubleheader for open wheel enthusiasts. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit two different dirt ovals during their trek through The Great Lakes State, kicking off with competition at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, on Saturday, July 2. The holiday weekend will hit another gear on Sunday, July 3, when Tony Stewart presents the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan.

“The upcoming weekend is going to be a ‘must see’ for our fans in Michigan,” explained Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Our talented group of full-time teams will join many from around the region during each of the scheduled events this Saturday and Sunday. With this being our last trip to Michigan in 2016, it gives Michigan fans, and other area fans, one last opportunity to witness some of the best open wheel racing in the Midwest this summer. With the weather looking great for both Saturday and Sunday, we expect a fantastic weekend of racing. I can’t wait to get up there.”

Independence Day weekend will launch officially for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night, July 2, at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan. The “King of Michigan” program will feature not only a full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, but also programs for the GLSS ‘360’ sprint cars and the MTS non-wing sprint cars. Arctic Cat All Star travelers made one appearance at the facility in 2015, welcoming the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney to the victory circle. Current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Chad Kemenah finished just behind Blaney, followed by Michigan favorite Dustin Daggett.

The second half of the Arctic Cat All Star Michigan doubleheader will commence on Sunday evening, July 3, at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Tony Stewart presents the Inaugural Dirty 30 will headline competition at the Lake Odessa speed plant, welcoming Arctic Cat All Star competitors for the first and only time in 2016. The “King” Steve Kinser earned the Arctic Cat All Star victory at I-96 Speedway in 2015, keeping Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild at bay, followed by “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver. The UMP late models will also be on the Sunday night agenda at I-96 Speedway with the winner going home with $1,500.

As previously announced, the first 100 fans who purchased tickets online, reserved or general admission, for the Inaugural Dirty 30 will have the opportunity to meet Tony Stewart during a private autograph session. With those 100 spots already accounted for, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are now pleased to announce that the first 50 ticket buyers through the front gates on Sunday at I-96 Speedway will also have access to the Tony Stewart autograph session. More details to follow later in the week.

Chad Kemenah, recently crowned Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion for the second time in his career, will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge into Michigan during Independence Day weekend. Kemenah, pilot of the familiar Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/10H, stands on top of the standings with a 14 point cushion over defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney. Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry, and the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael round out the current top-five.

“We want to make Independence Day weekend something special for Arctic Cat All Star fans,” explained Tony Stewart. “We hope to make this weekend an annual occurrence.”

Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, July 2. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 6:50, followed by racing at 8. Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the “King of Michigan” event should visit Hartford Speedway live on the Web at www.hartfordspeedway.net.

Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, July 3. Main stands will open at 3, with the Tony Stewart autograph session to follow. Arctic Cat All Star hot laps are slated for 7. More news and information will be released later in the week. Stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com and www.i96speedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/28/2016):

1. Chad Kemenah: 2524

2. Dale Blaney: 2510

3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2410

4. Cap Henry: 2360

5. T.J. Michael: 2328

6. Danny Holtgraver: 2320

7. Kraig Kinser: 2276

8. Lee Jacobs: 2212

9. Caleb Helms: 2136

10. Andrew Palker: 1978

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Jac Haudenschild Earns $10,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Finale at Eldora Speedway, Chad Kemenah Earns Overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek Title

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 25, 2016) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his label on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale worth $10,000 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Haudenschild, pilot of the familiar Phoenix Racing/No. 59, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 17, surviving traffic and constant pressure from Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer on the very topside of the speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native now owns 30 career victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which occurring during the 2016 season. Tim Shaffer would cross under the final checkers second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Randy Hannagan, and Danny Holtgraver.

“The car was just really good all night long,” said Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Feels good to be back with this team. This is a big win for us. We’ll be back at Eldora Speedway next month, so we’ll try to keep this going and get another one.”

Jac Haudenschild won the battle, but Chad Kemenah won the war, claiming the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title worth $1,000. It is a second ever Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship for the Alvada, Ohio, native and a first ever title for car owner Rob Hunter. Sheldon Haudenschild finished second in the overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title chase, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dean Jacobs, and Kraig Kinser.

“This is a really big deal for our team,” explained Chad Kemenah regarding his Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket title. “My car owner (Rob Hunter) has never won an Ohio Sprint Speedweek title. It’s especially special for us because some of our biggest supporters are here tonight at Eldora Speedway with us. This is a really big momentum boost for our team. Rob and Rita Hunter consistently give us great race cars and great equipment to work with. We’re racing good and that allows us to have a lot of fun.”

With the runner-up finish during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, Chad Kemenah officially takes control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase, holding a mere 14 point advantage over defending champion Dale Blaney leading into Independence Day weekend.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with a pair of events in the state of Michigan. “America’s Series” will invade Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway during Independence Day weekend, highlighted with the inaugural Dirty 30 presented by Tony Stewart at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa on Sunday, July 3. Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will kick off the holiday weekend doubleheader with competition on Saturday night, July 2. Each program will award $5,000.

Dirty 30 tickets at I-96 Speedway are now on sale. Those interested should visit www.allstarsprint.com, or visit Ticketforce online at https://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1474.

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming events at Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.hartfordspeedway.net and www.i96speedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 25, 2016:
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #8
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 13.611 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kraig Kinser - 13.377 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jamie Veal
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jac Haudenschild
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+9)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: James McFadden
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Lincoln Electric Qualifying
1.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.377; 2.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.400; 3.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.417; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.429; 5.71-Jamie Veal, 13.433; 6.59-Jac Haudenschild, 13.439; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.498; 8.23c-Tyler Courtney, 13.507; 9.22-Cole Duncan, 13.511; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.517; 11.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 13.568; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.604; 13.17-Josh Baughman, 13.628; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 13.693; 15.91-Cale Thomas, 13.706; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.725; 17.26-Tayler Malsam, 13.729; 18.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.742; 19.4-Danny Smith, 13.751; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.753; 21.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.786; 22.21-Cap Henry, 13.795; 23.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.816; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.983; 25.12-Daniel Harding, 13.985; 26.8M-TJ Michael, 14.016; 27.3G-James McFadden, 14.034; 28.15-Brandon Whited, 14.184; 29.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.307; 30.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 14.308; 31.83-Adam Cruea, 14.490; 32.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.521; 33.7-Joe Swanson, 14.550; 34.85-Mike Terry, 14.624; 35.57X-Andrew Palker, 93.509; 36.51-Roger Campbell, 94.146;

Kistler Racing Products Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[3] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 6. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 7. 83-Adam Cruea[7] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[7] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 9. 85-Mike Terry[8]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 59-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[9] ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[6]

Kistler Engines Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson[6] ; 7. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

JE Pistons Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 5. 59-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[5]

Elliotts Custom Trailers and Carts B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[4] ; 3. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[13] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[15] ; 12. 85-Mike Terry[14] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 14. 15-Brandon Whited[8] ; 15. 83-Adam Cruea[11] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]

Arctic Cat A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 59-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 6. 23c-Tyler Courtney[15] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[13] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[18] ; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 13. 21-Cap Henry[16] ; 14. 12-Daniel Harding[21] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[24] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 17. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[14] ; 18. 91-Cale Thomas[17] ; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[12] ; 21. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 22. 71m-Dave Blaney[19] ; 23. 4-Danny Smith[22] ; 24. 1-Dale Blaney[23]

FINAL Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/25/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1058
2. Sheldon Haudenschild: 1028
3. Tim Shaffer: 1012
4. Dean Jacobs: 1012
5. Kraig Kinser: 996
6. Danny Holtgraver: 982
7. Cap Henry: 970
8. Travis Philo: 958
9. Cale Thomas: 956
10. Dale Blaney: 952

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/25/2016):
1. Chad Kemenah: 2524
2. Dale Blaney: 2510
3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 2410
4. Cap Henry: 2360
5. T.J. Michael: 2328
6. Danny Holtgraver: 2320
7. Kraig Kinser: 2276
8. Lee Jacobs: 2212
9. Caleb Helms: 2136
10. Andrew Palker: 1978

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Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

Randy Hannagan Tames Limaland for Arctic Cat All Star Victory,
Steals Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket win from Jamie Veal

LIMA, Ohio (June 24, 2016) - Randy Hannagan became the sixth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in the last seven races on Friday night, taming Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, during night seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. “The Hurricane” charged ahead from row six on the main event starting grid, ultimately climbing 11 positions in 40 laps, not taking command officially until lap 38 and stealing the show from pole sitter Jamie Veal. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of the 2016 season for Randy Hannagan.

“I’m getting too old to run the top,” Randy Hannagan said in victory lane. “I knew guys were going to run the very top and run the very bottom, so I decided to try the middle. I can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work and support. We’ve got a lot of laps at this track. Feels good to get back to victory lane.”

Randy Hannagan patiently worked his way forward from 12th on the feature grid, utilizing the middle of Limaland’s high banked quarter-mile for most of the distance. The San Jose, California, native, now residing in Pittsboro, Indiana, cracked the top-three by lap 19, igniting a four lap battle with Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild for second and third in the running order. The pilot of the Ed Neumeister-owned/NAPA Upper Auto/No. 11N worked his way into second permanently by lap 26, resetting his focus on race leader Jamie Veal.

A late race caution on lap 34 stacked the field back together for a final time, putting Hannagan on the back bumper of Veal. Hannagan, still utilizing the middle of the speedway, made his bid for the top spot on lap 38, driving under Veal, who led every lap until that point, just before the flagstand. “The Hurricane” went on to separate himself from the field during the closing circuits, eventually followed by Jamie Veal and Travis Philo at the final checkers. It was Hannagan’s ninth career victory with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

“I want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight and supporting this race,” said Hannagan. “The All Star officials did a fantastic job keeping this show organized. My team and I are very happy to be here. We’ll head down to Eldora Speedway tomorrow and try this again.”

The final night of the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will take shape at none other than the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night, June 25, for the eighth and final round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, ending a nine day stretch of competition across much of the Buckeye State. The 2016 speedweek finale will award $10,000 to the main event winner, the largest payday of the week. An Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion will also be crowned on Saturday night at the “Big E,” a title worth $1,000 for a second consecutive season.

Sheldon Haudenschild is currently on top of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point standings entering the Eldora Speedway finale. Chad Kemenah only trails by two points. A 2016 champion will be decided at the “Big E.”

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, June 25. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be handled at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Atomic Speedway - Friday, June 24, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #7

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 11.187 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 10.884 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Travis Philo

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lee Jacobs

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dean Jacobs

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jamie Veal

JE Pistons Dash: Jamie Veal

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Randy Hannagan

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+13)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael (6th)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Stuart Williams
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.884; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 11.050; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 11.051; 4.23-DJ Foos, 11.099; 5.71m-Dave Blaney, 11.132; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 11.137; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 11.152; 8.1st-Gary Taylor, 11.189; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.208; 10.11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.217; 11.97-Dean Jacobs, 11.220; 12.71-Jamie Veal, 11.234; 13.23c-Tyler Courtney, 11.244; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 11.247; 15.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.281; 16.5-Byron Reed, 11.282; 17.21-Cap Henry, 11.284; 18.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.299; 19.91-Cale Thomas, 11.320; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.333; 21.12-Daniel Harding, 11.342; 22.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.353; 23.3G-James McFadden, 11.367; 24.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.389; 25.11K-Kraig Kinser, 11.392; 26.4-Danny Smith, 11.403; 27.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.409; 28.59-Jac Haudenschild, 11.461; 29.60-Kory Crabtree, 11.470; 30.8-Bryan Sebetto, 11.471; 31.49D-Shawn Dancer, 11.537; 32.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.561; 33.17-Josh Baughman, 11.586; 34.7K-Dallas Hewitt, 11.602; 35.O7-Jacob Wilson, 11.613; 36.35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.679; 37.26-Tayler Malsam, 11.728; 38.7-Shawn Valenti, 11.769; 39.8M-TJ Michael, 11.880; 40.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.018; 41.16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.030; 42.8J-Jess Stiger, 12.033; 43.7S-Joe Swanson, 12.123; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 12.145; 45.51-Roger Campbell, 12.186; 46.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.344; 47.96AU-Bruce White, 13.307;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[1] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[7] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 12. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[9] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[5] ; 7. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 10. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[11] ; 12. 7S-Joe Swanson[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 6. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[9] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[11] ; 8. 35R-Ronnie Blair[10] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 11. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[11] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[10] ; 9. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 11. 2-Parker Price-Miller[1]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 7-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[5] ; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6] ; 6. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[2] ; 11. 7S-Joe Swanson[8] ; 12. 7K-Dallas Hewitt[12] ; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 23c-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[13] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[7] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith[11] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 11. 7-Shawn Valenti[15] ; 12. 59-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[16] ; 14. 17-Josh Baughman[14] ; 15. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[16] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[19] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[8] ; 9. 21-Cap Henry[9] ; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[23] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 13. 1st-Gary Taylor[17] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 15. 46AU-Stuart Williams[20] ; 16. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 17. 23c-Tyler Courtney[21] ; 18. 8-Bryan Sebetto[13] ; 19. 26-Tayler Malsam[18] ; 20. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 23. 91-Cale Thomas[22] ; 24. 71m-Dave Blaney[24] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[26] ; 26. 49-Tim Shaffer[15]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/24/2016):

Sheldon Haudenschild - 916

Chad Kemenah - 914

Dean Jacobs - 884

Kyle Larson - 874

Tim Shaffer - 866

Kraig Kinser - 862

Dale Blaney - 850

Cap Henry - 846

Danny Holtgraver - 842

Cale Thomas - 842

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/24/2016):

Dale Blaney - 2408

Chad Kemenah - 2380

Sheldon Haudenschild - 2298

Cap Henry - 2236

T.J. Michael - 2210

Danny Holtgraver - 2180

Kraig Kinser - 2142

Lee Jacobs - 2132

Caleb Helms - 2016

Andrew Palker - 1898

 

 

Kyle Larson Earns Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Victory at Atomic Speedway,
First repeat winner of the week

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 22, 2016) - Kyle Larson earned his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory of 2016 during round six on Wednesday evening, June 22, at Atomic Speedway. Larson used traffic to his advantage to garner the win, taking command over race leader Sheldon Haudenschild on lap 21. From there, the Elk Grove, California, native cruised ahead and led the last ten circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. It was a fourth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star, his first at Atomic Speedway. Larson is the first repeat winner of the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“My crew has been working their tails off all week,” said Kyle Larson. “Paul Silva actually found some things wrong with our car and fixed them overnight. It really made a world of difference. I can’t thank him enough for allowing me to come out here and have some fun this week. It’s pretty cool to come out here and be competitive against a field like this.”

Kyle Larson started third on the feature grid, maintaining third in the running order at the completion of lap one. After surviving a four lap battle with Tim Shaffer for the third spot, Larson moved on and started his chase toward the front.

By lap 14, Larson worked around Cole Duncan for second, utilizing the high side of turns one and turn and the low side of turns three and four. Heavy traffic started to come into play for race leader Sheldon Haudenschild by lap 18, allowing Larson to close a near two second gap. Larson made his winning move on lap 21, driving under the Wooster, Ohio, native near the apron of turn three. Despite heavy pressure by Cole Duncan, Sheldon Haudenschild held on to finish second, followed by Duncan, Tim Shaffer, and Randy Hannagan.

“I honestly didn’t think I’d be up here as a winner tonight” explained Kyle Larson in victory lane. “I can’t thank you fans enough for coming out tonight. That race was a lot of fun. We were really fast all night long and the track really gets good when it widens out and slicks off like that. I was able to get by Sheldon there in traffic. The track was starting to take a little bit of rubber. I was able to find it before Sheldon (Haudenschild). Happy to be back here in victory lane. Already excited to return.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue with round seven on Friday evening, June 24, at the Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. The high paced quarter-mile will kick off the final weekend of Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, ending officially on Saturday night, June 25, at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Limaland did not host an Ohio Sprint Speedweek event during the 2015 season, losing a battle to Mother Nature.

Limaland Motorsports Park will open gates at 4:00 pm on Friday night, June 24. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 6, followed by hot laps at 6:30. Those seeking additional news and information should visit Limaland Motorsports Park live on the Web at www.limaland.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Atomic Speedway - Wednesday, June 22, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #6

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Randy Hannagan - 12.106 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 12.005 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jamie Veal

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Helms

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Cole Duncan

JE Pistons Dash: Cole Duncan

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Travis Philo

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Randy Hannagan

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Rico Abreu

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.005; 2.17W-Bryan Clauson, 12.173; 3.21-Cap Henry, 12.189; 4.71-Jamie Veal, 12.210; 5.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.272; 6.57-Kyle Larson, 12.311; 7.8M-TJ Michael, 12.344; 8.5T-Travis Philo, 12.345; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.406; 10.09x-Carson Macedo, 12.408; 11.26-Tayler Malsam, 12.443; 12.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.470; 13.48-Danny Dietrich, 12.496; 14.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.497; 15.A67-Brandon Wimmer, 12.498; 16.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.524; 17.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.546; 18.91-Cale Thomas, 12.557; 19.22-Cole Duncan, 12.560; 20.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.564; 21.24-Rico Abreu, 12.569; 22.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.620; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 12.652; 24.1-Dale Blaney, 12.736; 25.7C-Taylor Ferns, 12.742; 26.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.770; 27.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.779; 28.17-Josh Baughman, 12.791; 29.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.802; 30.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.805; 31.71m-Paul May, 12.831; 32.37-Mark Coleman, 12.832; 33.4S-Danny Smith, 12.903; 34.O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.938; 35.22D-Josh Davis, 12.977; 36.40i-Mark Imler, 12.980; 37.51-Roger Campbell, 13.045; 38.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.057; 39.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.079; 40.3FX-Dean Kester, 13.082; 41.9J-Jessie McCreary, 13.082; 42.O6-Brandy Bower, 13.091; 43.O8-Brandon Conkel, 13.192; 44.83X-Nate Reeser, 13.218; 45.25AU-Jack Lee, 13.264; 46.12-Daniel Harding, 13.321; 47.35m-Wes McGlumphy, 13.322; 48.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 13.510;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 71-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 5. 09x-Carson Macedo[7] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 7. A67-Brandon Wimmer[10] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[8] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[12] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 12. 37-Mark Coleman[11]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 9. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[12] ; 10. O8-Brandon Conkel[11] ; 11. 4S-Danny Smith[9] ; 12. 3FX-Dean Kester[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 6. 7C-Taylor Ferns[6] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser[11] ; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[1] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 5. 71m-Paul May[5] ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[9] ; 7. 12-Daniel Harding[12] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[6] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[7] ; 10. O6-Brandy Bower[11] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 12. 9J-Jessie McCreary[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 57-Kyle Larson[5] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 6. 71-Jamie Veal[4] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 8. 17W-Bryan Clauson[7]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[3] ; 2. 40i-Mark Imler[1] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 4. 51-Roger Campbell[2] ; 5. 12-Daniel Harding[11] ; 6. 9J-Jessie McCreary[6] ; 7. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 8. O8-Brandon Conkel[8] ; 9. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[12] ; 10. O6-Brandy Bower[7] ; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser[9] ; 12. AUS96-Andy Caruana[13] ; 13. 3FX-Dean Kester[5] ; 14. 37-Mark Coleman[14]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[4] ; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam[3] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[12] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 10. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[15] ; 11. 17-Josh Baughman[10] ; 12. 7C-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 13. 22D-Josh Davis[14] ; 14. O7-Jacob Wilson[13] ; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 16. 40i-Mark Imler[16]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan[12] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 71-Jamie Veal[6] ; 9. 17W-Bryan Clauson[8] ; 10. 24-Rico Abreu[14] ; 11. 11K-Kraig Kinser[15] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[22] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich[16] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[13] ; 16. 1-Dale Blaney[25] ; 17. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[10] ; 18. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[23] ; 19. 09x-Carson Macedo[17] ; 20. A67-Brandon Wimmer[24] ; 21. 60-Kory Crabtree[21] ; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker[18] ; 23. 4S-Danny Smith[26] ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[27] ; 25. 70-Danny Holtgraver[19] ; 26. 71m-Paul May[20] ; 27. 40-Caleb Helms[9]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/22/2016):

Kyle Larson: 874

Sheldon Haudenschild: 808

Chad Kemenah: 792

Tim Shaffer: 764

Dean Jacobs: 742

Dale Blaney: 740

Cale Thomas: 738

Kraig Kinser: 732

Danny Holtgraver: 724

Cap Henry: 714

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/22/2016):

Dale Blaney: 2298

Chad Kemenah: 2258

Sheldon Haudenschild: 2190

Cap Henry: 2104

T.J. Michael: 2072

Danny Holtgraver: 2062

Kraig Kinser: 2012

Lee Jacobs: 2004

Caleb Helms: 1910

Andrew Palker: 1796

 

 

Bryan Clauson Scores First Ever Arctic Cat All Star Win During Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Visit to Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, Ohio (June 21, 2016) - For the first time in his career, Bryan Clauson earned top honors during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, scoring round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The Noblesville, Indiana, native is the fifth different feature winner during Ohio Sprint Speedweek thus far, leading the last 24 circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. Cap Henry followed Clauson to the finish, followed by Danny Holtgraver, Dale Blaney, and Dean Jacobs.

“We were really good last year when we were here, so I knew we had a really good baseline to start with,” explained Clauson, pilot of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Elk Grove Ford/No. 17W. “My guys worked hard on this thing all night. Sometimes we aren’t where we need to be every night, but we keep getting better and better. I just tried to get out front and run as fast as I could.”

Bryan Clauson started fourth on the main event grid and raced his way to third after the initial start. Fortunately for Clauson, bad luck struck early leader Chad Kemenah on lap six, resulting in the Hunter Racing entry nearly spinning to the infield in turn four, collecting second place running Caleb Griffith in the process. Clauson inherited the point, followed by Cap Henry and Dean Jacobs.

Green flag action resumed with Bryan Clauson showing the way. The recent Indianapolis 500 starter set the pace at the top of the speedway, racing nearly unpressured for the remaining distance. Traffic came into play by the midpoint of the race, allowing Cap Henry and Dean Jacobs to close the gap. Despite heavy traffic increasing by lap 25 of 30, Clauson kept his distance, ultimately becoming the 205th different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner in series history.

“I didn’t think I’d win a race during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, so this is pretty cool,” said Bryan Clauson. “This is really special. You look at what we did a few nights ago and you’d think we would never be up here. My guys just keep digging and keep working hard. I’m glad to put 30 solid laps together for them tonight and get a win during Ohio Sprint Speedweek.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with round six on Wednesday evening, June 22, at the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Stars made three attempts to host competition at the Atomic highbanks in 2016, with all three losing to Mother Nature. Dale Blaney earned the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Atomic Speedway, holding back Cole Duncan and eventual speedweek champion Greg Wilson.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon, June 22. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by warm ups at 6:15. For more information regarding round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, fans should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Sharon Speedway - Tuesday, June 21, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #5

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 51 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Bryan Clauson - 13.410 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lee Jacobs - 13.594

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dean Jacobs

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chris Andrews

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Kyle Larson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Danny Holtgraver

JE Pistons Dash: Caleb Griffith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Bryan Clauson

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dale Blaney (+16)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (17th)

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.594; 2.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.637; 3.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.782; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.816; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.867; 6.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.895; 7.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.904; 8.4-Kasey Kahne, 13.962; 9.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.084; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.124; 11.51-Roger Campbell, 14.124; 12.71m-Dave Blaney, 14.149; 13.46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.200; 14.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.204; 15.13-Brandon Matus, 14.206; 16.21-Cap Henry, 14.215; 17.35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.225; 18.8-Bryan Sebetto, 14.291; 19.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.308; 20.57-Kyle Larson, 14.308; 21.4N-Jim Morris, 14.332; 22.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.353; 23.24P-Alex Paden, 14.355; 24.O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.359; 25.46-Michael Bauer, 14.382; 26.24-Rico Abreu, 14.390; 27.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.420; 28.26-Tayler Malsam, 14.441; 29.71mx-Paul May, 14.460; 30.5T-Travis Philo, 14.461; 31.57E-Gary Edwards, 14.476; 32.8M-TJ Michael, 14.478; 33.73-Chris Andrews, 14.479; 34.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.501; 35.40-Caleb Helms, 14.569; 36.12-Daniel Harding, 14.639; 37.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.643; 38.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.649; 39.17-Josh Baughman, 14.657; 40.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 14.679; 41.91-Cale Thomas, 14.697; 42.10-Carl Bowser, 14.779; 43.16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.902; 44.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.075; 45.23-Darren Pifer, 15.117; 46.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 15.128; 47.4W-Eric Williams, 15.346; 48.40H-George Hobaugh, 15.462; 49.33-Brent Matus, 15.698; 50.5K-Adam Kekich, 99.290; 51.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.730;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 6. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[6] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[8] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 10. 26-Tayler Malsam[11] ; 11. O7-Jacob Wilson[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger[1] ; 3. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 24P-Alex Paden[2] ; 6. 4N-Jim Morris[3] ; 7. 57E-Gary Edwards[5] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[9] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 3. 8-Bryan Sebetto[4] ; 4. 46-Michael Bauer[3] ; 5. D12-Jason Dolick[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 7. 23-Darren Pifer[7] ; 8. AUS96-Andy Caruana[8] ; 9. 40H-George Hobaugh[10] ; 10. 4W-Eric Williams[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 71mx-Paul May[7] ; 6. 09x-Carson Macedo[6] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 9. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 10. 12-Daniel Harding[8]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[7] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 8. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[6] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 8. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman[4] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[13] ; 5. 23-Darren Pifer[9] ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick[8] ; 7. 4W-Eric Williams[11] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 10. 40H-George Hobaugh[12] ; 11. 12-Daniel Harding[1] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 13. 10-Carl Bowser[6] ; 14. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 15. 5K-Adam Kekich[15]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 4-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[2] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 6. 71mx-Paul May[12] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 8. 51-Roger Campbell[3] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 10. 09x-Carson Macedo[10] ; 11. 26-Tayler Malsam[11] ; 12. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[15] ; 13. 17-Josh Baughman[17] ; 14. 24P-Alex Paden[9] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 16. 57E-Gary Edwards[14] ; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker[18] ; 18. 4N-Jim Morris[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[20] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 6. 57-Kyle Larson[9] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 8. 24-Rico Abreu[11] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 13. 71m-Dave Blaney[22] ; 14. 73-Chris Andrews[12] ; 15. 4-Kasey Kahne[21] ; 16. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 18. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[24] ; 19. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[16] ; 21. 8-Bryan Sebetto[14] ; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger[10] ; 23. 46-Michael Bauer[18] ; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 25. 46AU-Stuart Williams[23]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/21/2016):

Kyle Larson: 724

Chad Kemenah: 668

Sheldon Haudenschild: 662

Dean Jacobs: 662

Dale Blaney: 660

Tim Shaffer: 622

Danny Holtgraver: 622

Kraig Kinser: 604

Lee Jacobs: 602

Cale Thomas: 600

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/21/2016):

Dale Blaney: 2180

Chad Kemenah: 2134

Sheldon Haudenschild: 2044

Cap Henry: 1968

Danny Holtgraver: 1960

T.J. Michael: 1952

Lee Jacobs: 1902

Kraig Kinser: 1884

Caleb Helms: 1808

Andrew Palker: 1690

 

 

Rico Abreu Dominates Round Four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Wayne County Speedway,
Ohio Sprint Speedweek continues Tuesday at Sharon Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 20, 2016) - After missing the main event on Sunday night at Millstream Speedway, finishing sixth during the evening’s C-main, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made an impressive rebound and nearly swept round four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Abreu earned victories during his respective heat race and dash on Monday evening at Wayne County, all before leading all 30 circuits of the feature program. The $5,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory was the fourth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of his career, going back-to-back at Wayne County Speedway in 2016.

“I just love being a part of this team. It’s all about preparation and these guys certainly make that happen,” explained Rico Abreu. “I love to watch my guys work. Even after a tough night like last night, they stayed focused and knew what they had to do to turn things around. Really glad to be up here again. Wayne County Speedway reminds me so much of racing back home.”

Rico Abreu took command of the feature field immediately after the initial green flag, winning the drag race into turns one and two with Andrew Palker and Jac Haudenschild in tow. The 30-lap main event was halted five times, two of which for red flag conditions during the first five circuits. Despite the frequent cautions, and a needed fuel stop on lap 22, Abreu kept his pace on the point, never feeling pressure from those racing behind him. Kyle Larson, who started third on the feature grid, maintained a top-five running position the entire distance, eventually finishing second at the checkers. Sheldon Haudenschild finished third, followed by fifth row starter Danny Holtgraver and California native Carson Macedo.

“I’m just so comfortable here,” said Rico Abreu. “The turns were completely different here tonight. It really reminds me of Tulare back home in California. My style really fits this place. I’m just really happy for my team. I think we are all excited to get back to this place.”

Night five of the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will be contested at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Tuesday evening, June 21. Local favorite and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney is the defending event winner, scoring $5,000 over a pair of Aussie invaders. James McFadden finished second in 2015, followed by Jamie Veal.

Sharon Speedway will allow Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket teams to enter the pit area as early as 10:00 am on Tuesday morning, June 21. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by warm ups and qualifying time trials at 6. For more information, please visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Wayne County Speedway - Monday, June 20, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #4

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Rico Abreu - 14.487

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 14.237

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kasey Kahne

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rico Abreu

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Daniel Harding

JE Pistons Dash: Rico Abreu

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson (2nd)

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Paul May (+15)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: T.J. Michael

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.237; 2.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.283; 3.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.510; 4.57-Kyle Larson, 14.541; 5.4-Kasey Kahne, 14.588; 6.09x-Carson Macedo, 14.590; 7.24-Rico Abreu, 14.609; 8.49-Tim Shaffer, 14.627; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 14.644; 10.71m-Paul May, 14.674; 11.17W-Bryan Clauson, 14.675; 12.1-Dale Blaney, 14.688; 13.40-Caleb Helms, 14.728; 14.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.736; 15.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.796; 16.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.836; 17.48-Danny Dietrich, 14.878; 18.71-Jamie Veal, 14.902; 19.26-Tayler Malsam, 14.921; 20.17-Josh Baughman, 14.926; 21.5-Byron Reed, 14.930; 22.21-Cap Henry, 14.944; 23.5T-Travis Philo, 14.967; 24.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 14.971; 25.2-Parker Price-Miller, 14.986; 26.12-Daniel Harding, 15.083; 27.11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.104; 28.60-Kory Crabtree, 15.132; 29.97-Dean Jacobs, 15.134; 30.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 15.141; 31.91-Cale Thomas, 15.238; 32.46-Michael Bauer, 15.274; 33.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.352; 34.49H-Bradley Howard, 15.395; 35.16M-Danny Mumaw, 15.421; 36.9-Jordan Ryan, 15.445; 37.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.452; 38.11-Shawn Hubler, 15.574; 39.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 15.652; 40.O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.685; 41.46AU-Stuart Williams, 15.724; 42.23-Nick Patterson, 15.753; 43.24P-Alex Paden, 15.904; 44.1B-Aaron Middaugh, 16.045; 45.7-Troy Kingan, 16.093; 46.51-Roger Campbell, 16.179; 47.33D-Tyler Dunn, 17.141; 48.38K-Brandon Wimmer, 99.750;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 4-Kasey Kahne[2] ; 2. 09x-Carson Macedo[1] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 8. 71m-Paul May[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[12] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 9. 24P-Alex Paden[11] ; 10. 23-Nick Patterson[10] ; 11. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[12] ; 12. 11-Shawn Hubler[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[1] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 26-Tayler Malsam[5] ; 7. 17-Josh Baughman[6] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 10. D12-Jason Dolick[10] ; 11. 46-Michael Bauer[9] ; 12. 33D-Tyler Dunn[12]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 12-Daniel Harding[2] ; 2. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[4] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 6. AUS96-Andy Caruana[7] ; 7. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[10] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[11] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 12. 38K-Brandon Wimmer[12]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 09x-Carson Macedo[3] ; 6. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 16M-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 2. 9-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[3] ; 4. 23-Nick Patterson[8] ; 5. 24P-Alex Paden[9] ; 6. 11-Shawn Hubler[4] ; 7. AUS96-Andy Caruana[5] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[6] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 10. 1B-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[12] ; 12. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 13. 33D-Tyler Dunn[13] ; 14. 38K-Brandon Wimmer[14]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 4. 71m-Paul May[3] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 7. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 9. 26-Tayler Malsam[6] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[15] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 12. 46-Michael Bauer[12] ; 13. 17-Josh Baughman[7] ; 14. D12-Jason Dolick[13] ; 15. 9-Jordan Ryan[16] ; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[11] ; 5. 09x-Carson Macedo[5] ; 6. 4-Kasey Kahne[6] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[13] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 9. 71m-Paul May[24] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[16] ; 11. 91-Cale Thomas[17] ; 12. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 13. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[9] ; 14. 12-Daniel Harding[10] ; 15. 8M-TJ Michael[21] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[25] ; 17. 2-Parker Price-Miller[20] ; 18. 71-Jamie Veal[12] ; 19. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 20. 1-Dale Blaney[19] ; 21. 17W-Bryan Clauson[14] ; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich[26] ; 23. 5-Byron Reed[18] ; 24. 49-Tim Shaffer[22] ; 25. 40-Caleb Helms[23]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/20/2016):

Kyle Larson: 586

Chad Kemenah: 566

Sheldon Haudenschild: 530

Dean Jacobs: 522

Cale Thomas: 520

Dale Blaney: 518

Jamie Veal: 500

Kraig Kinser: 494

Tim Shaffer: 486

Travis Philo: 482

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/20/2016):

Dale Blaney: 2038

Chad Kemenah: 2032

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1912

T.J. Michael: 1824

Cap Henry: 1822

Danny Holtgraver: 1816

Kraig Kinser: 1774

Lee Jacobs: 1772

Caleb Helms:1692

Andrew Palker:1610

 

 

Dale Blaney Charges from Row Seven to Win Round Three of Speedweek at Millstream,
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Continues Monday at Wayne County Speedway

FINDLAY, Ohio (June 19, 2016) - The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney broke through and earned his first Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory of the 2016 season on Sunday evening in Findlay, Ohio, advancing 12 positions in 30 laps to win at Millstream Speedway. For Blaney, the victory was his fifth of the season with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raising is career win total to 132. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No. 1 started 13th on the feature grid, taking command from Chad Kemenah on lap 21.

“We had a pretty good start which kinda set up our progress,” explained Dale Blaney. “We’ve won some races here before when the track cleans off like this. We haven’t really been struggling as of lately, but we haven’t really been consistently fast night in and night out. Tonight we were able to show speed from start to finish. George had the car right where it needed to be. We’ve been searching around quite a bit lately, not sure what we’re missing. This is a big turnaround for us. Happy to be here.”

Dale Blaney started his impressive charge to the front of the field right from the start, making his first appearance inside the top-three just before the midpoint of the main event. The Hartford, Ohio, native worked into the runner-up position by lap 15, setting up an eventual battle with race leader Chad Kemenah. By lap 20, Blaney worked to the back bumper of Kemenah, driving by the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H on lap 21. A late caution on lap 28 proved to be no distraction for the defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, holding on the last three circuits to score the $5,000 top prize. Chad Kemenah finished second, followed by Kyle Larson for a third straight podium finish.

“The good thing about Ohio Sprint Speedweek is there is always tomorrow,” said Dale Blaney. “This is a great booster into tomorrow for when we head over to Wayne County Speedway, as well as a great booster for the rest of the week. I’ve said it a hundred times, but I can’t thank this entire team enough for what they do for me. We’ll work to do this again tomorrow.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign with round four on Monday evening, June 20, this time visiting the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Sheldon Haudenschild earned the Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at the Orrville oval in 2016, holding off Indiana native Parker Price-Miller and Aussie invader James McFadden.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Monday afternoon, June 20. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by Arctic Cat All Star hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Millstream Speedway - Sunday, June 19, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #3

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.645 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sean Zemunik - 15.402 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cap Henry

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stuart Brubaker

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chris Andrews

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Dean Jacobs

JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: T.J. Michael (+13)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Jamie Veal

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.402; 2.21-Cap Henry, 15.407; 3.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.458; 4.40-Caleb Helms, 15.481; 5.11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.634; 6.7-Joe Swanson, 15.638; 7.57X-Andrew Palker, 15.682; 8.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.711; 9.49-Tim Shaffer, 15.764; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 15.829; 11.35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.857; 12.51-Roger Campbell, 15.882; 13.09x-Carson Macedo, 15.883; 14.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.027; 15.23c-Tyler Courtney, 16.132; 16.71-Jamie Veal, 16.159; 17.60-Kory Crabtree, 16.167; 18.11N-Randy Hannagan, 16.261; 19.17W-Bryan Clauson, 16.275; 20.1-Dale Blaney, 16.288; 21.10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.330; 22.73-Chris Andrews, 16.347; 23.49D-Shawn Dancer, 16.368; 24.96AU-Bruce White, 16.435; 25.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 16.575; 26.12-Daniel Harding, 16.584; 27.4K-Kody Kinser, 16.704; 28.4-Kasey Kahne, 16.745; 29.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.777; 30.4S-Danny Smith, 16.803; 31.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 16.810; 32.5-Byron Reed, 16.940; 33.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 16.940; 34.46AU-Stuart Williams, 16.985; 35.57-Kyle Larson, 17.027; 36.91-Cale Thomas, 17.030; 37.9-Jordan Ryan, 17.052; 38.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.056; 39.97-Dean Jacobs, 17.122; 40.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.165; 41.8M-TJ Michael, 17.168; 42.24-Rico Abreu, 17.376; 43.2-Parker Price-Miller, 17.465; 44.25AU-Jack Lee, 17.523; 45.38-DJ Foos, 17.835; 46.O7-Jacob Wilson, 17.902; 47.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 17.934;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[10] ; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[6] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[4] ; 9. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 7-Joe Swanson[1]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 23c-Tyler Courtney[6] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 6. 09x-Carson Macedo[5] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[11] ; 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 11. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[10] ; 12. 25AU-Jack Lee[12]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 73-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 4-Kasey Kahne[6] ; 5. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[8] ; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[12] ; 10. 49D-Shawn Dancer[1] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[11] ; 12. 4K-Kody Kinser[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[3] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[8] ; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[7] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[10] ; 10. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 11. 38-DJ Foos[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 4S-Danny Smith[2] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[9] ; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[8] ; 7. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[5] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[12] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[3] ; 12. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 13. 38-DJ Foos[11]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 09x-Carson Macedo[5] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 3. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[16] ; 5. 51-Roger Campbell[4] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[15] ; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 10. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[12] ; 11. 12-Daniel Harding[13] ; 12. 49D-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[1] ; 14. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 15. 7-Joe Swanson[2] ; 16. 4K-Kody Kinser[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 1-Dale Blaney[13] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 57-Kyle Larson[9] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[15] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 6. 49-Tim Shaffer[12] ; 7. 23c-Tyler Courtney[4] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[14] ; 10. 71-Jamie Veal[23] ; 11. 11N-Randy Hannagan[22] ; 12. 8M-TJ Michael[25] ; 13. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 14. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 16. 91-Cale Thomas[20] ; 17. 70-Danny Holtgraver[17] ; 18. 09x-Carson Macedo[21] ; 19. 73-Chris Andrews[7] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 22. 60-Kory Crabtree[18] ; 23. 4-Kasey Kahne[16] ; 24. 5-Byron Reed[24] ; 25. 21-Cap Henry[3]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/19/2016):

Kyle Larson: 440

Chad Kemenah: 432

Dale Blaney: 408

Travis Philo: 402

Cale Thomas: 392

Lee Jacobs: 392

Dean Jacobs: 392

Sheldon Haudenschild: 386

Jamie Veal: 386

Tim Shaffer: 384

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/19/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1928

Chad Kemenah: 1898

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1768

Cap Henry: 1704

T.J. Michael: 1704

Lee Jacobs: 1692

Danny Holtgraver: 1674

Kraig Kinser: 1638

Caleb Helms: 1590

Andrew Palker: 1484

About Cometic Gasket:

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Holds Off Kyle Larson for Waynesfield Speedweek Victory,
Second Consecutive Speedweek Win at Waynesfield Raceway Park

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (June 18, 2016) – For a second consecutive season, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild scored an Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory at Waynesfield Raceway Park, this time holding off pole sitter and Ohio Sprint Speedweek opening night winner Kyle Larson during a hard fought battle in traffic. Haudenschild, who started third on the Arctic Cat All Star feature grid, survived an epic three car battle during the late stages of the 35-lap main event, keeping Larson and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer in his rearview mirror. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory increased Haudenschild’s season total to three, also bumping his career win total with the series to nine.

“That was really intense,” explained Sheldon Haudenschild in victory lane. “Especially knowing that Kyle Larson was right behind me, that made it really intense. You get to lapped cars so fast here and it really makes it hard to figure out where to go. Those guys are racing for positions, also, sometimes three and four wide right in front of you. Racing in traffic actually allowed Kyle (Larson) to get underneath me at one point. Luckily, I was able to slide back underneath him in three and four and make it stick. I didn’t see him much after that. That was a lot of fun.”

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild led the first five circuits at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday evening, eventually losing the lead to NASCAR Sprint Cup series regular Kyle Larson on the bottom side of the speedway on lap six. Sheldon Haudenschild made his first bid for the top spot on laps 12 and 13, officially leading lap 13, driving by Larson in traffic. The pair dueled nearly nose to tail for the next six circuits before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap 20. Caution flags appeared once again on lap 21, disrupting the feature field for the second and final time of the evening.

Green flag conditions returned for good with Sheldon Haudenschild back on the point. The last 14 laps proved to be more than challenging for the pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93, pressured on several occasions by Kyle Larson and Tim Shaffer, all while attempting to negotiate heavy traffic. Despite the pressure, Haudenschild prevailed, keeping the point position despite multiple slide job attempts by Kyle Larson and challenges by Tim Shaffer. Even after making accidental contact with Tim Shaffer during the closing circuits, Larson would hang on to finish in the runner-up position, followed by the “Steel City Outlaw.”

“I just can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work,” said Sheldon Haudenschild. “They work their tails off to keep everything in shape and ready to go. I owe this all to them. Tonight was a lot of fun. Hopefully we can keep this going tomorrow night at Millstream.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue with round three on Sunday evening, June 19, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The Randy and Lisa Hammer promoted half-mile did not host an Ohio Sprint Speedweek program last season, but did host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on two separate occasions in 2015, one during the month of July and one in September. Cody Darrah and Dale Blaney were the victors, each scoring $5,000 victories.

Millstream Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, June 19. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 4:45, followed by Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions hot laps at 5:30. Racing is scheduled to hit the half-mile at 6:30. Those seeking additional information should visit Millstream Speedway live on the Web at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Saturday, June 18, 2016:

Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #2

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 10.534 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 10.438 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kyle Larson

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dean Jacobs

Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Byron Reed

JE Pistons Dash: Kyle Larson

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Thomas (+10)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry

(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.1-Dale Blaney, 10.438; 2.57-Kyle Larson, 10.500; 3.71-Jamie Veal, 10.575; 4.11K-Kraig Kinser, 10.617; 5.49-Tim Shaffer, 10.658; 6.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 10.667; 7.35-Stuart Brubaker, 10.681; 8.38-DJ Foos, 10.691; 9.48-Danny Dietrich, 10.697; 10.4-Kasey Kahne, 10.703; 11.40-Caleb Helms, 10.737; 12.O7-Jacob Wilson, 10.750; 13.70-Danny Holtgraver, 10.753; 14.73-Chris Andrews, 10.794; 15.57X-Andrew Palker, 10.828; 16.16M-Danny Mumaw, 10.855; 17.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 10.858; 18.97-Dean Jacobs, 10.859; 19.22-Cole Duncan, 10.876; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 10.885; 21.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.886; 22.5-Byron Reed, 10.909; 23.8-Bryan Sebetto, 10.918; 24.4K-Kody Kinser, 10.947; 25.49D-Shawn Dancer, 10.959; 26.11N-Randy Hannagan, 10.970; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 10.978; 28.91-Cale Thomas, 10.991; 29.10H-Chad Kemenah, 10.996; 30.8M-TJ Michael, 11.009; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 11.059; 32.21-Cap Henry, 11.069; 33.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 11.133; 34.46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.136; 35.12-Daniel Harding, 11.177; 36.5M-Max Stambaugh, 11.202; 37.25AU-Jack Lee, 11.212; 38.5T-Travis Philo, 11.229; 39.49H-Bradley Howard, 11.319; 40.59J-Kirk Jeffries, 11.324; 41.4S-Danny Smith, 11.341; 42.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 11.549; 43.46-Michael Bauer, 11.715; 44.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 11.901; 45.27-Cody Gallogly, 12.419; 46.96AU-Bruce White, 12.811; 47.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 99.720;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 38-DJ Foos[2] ; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[8] ; 7. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 12. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 71-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 5. 4-Kasey Kahne[5] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 8. 12-Daniel Harding[9] ; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[11] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[12] ; 12. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 6. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[8] ; 7. 4S-Danny Smith[10] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 9. 46-Michael Bauer[12] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 10. 27-Cody Gallogly[9]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 71-Jamie Veal[5] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 12-Daniel Harding[2] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 3. 25AU-Jack Lee[4] ; 4. 4S-Danny Smith[7] ; 5. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[6] ; 7. 46-Michael Bauer[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 11. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 12. 27-Cody Gallogly[11] ; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson[3] ; 5. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[14] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[12] ; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 8. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 9. 12-Daniel Harding[15] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 11. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 12. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 13. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser[10] ; 15. 49D-Shawn Dancer[11] ; 16. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 57-Kyle Larson[1] ; 3. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16] ; 8. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[19] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[14] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[10] ; 13. 4-Kasey Kahne[18] ; 14. 1-Dale Blaney[21] ; 15. 21-Cap Henry[20] ; 16. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 18. 38-DJ Foos[13] ; 19. 70-Danny Holtgraver[23] ; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich[22] ; 21. O7-Jacob Wilson[24] ; 22. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[17] ; 24. 60-Kory Crabtree[25] ; 25. 40-Caleb Helms[5]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/18/2016):

1. Kyle Larson: 296

2. Chad Kemenah: 286

3. Cale Thomas: 274

4. Byron Reed: 272

5. Sheldon Haudenschild: 266

6. Lee Jacobs: 260

7. Travis Philo: 260

8. Dale Blaney: 258

9. Dean Jacobs: 258

10. Stuart Brubaker: 256

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/18/2016):

1. Dale Blaney: 1778

2. Chad Kemenah: 1752

3. Sheldon Haudenschild: 1648

4. Cap Henry: 1602

5. T.J. Michael: 1578

6. Lee Jacobs: 1560

7. Danny Holtgraver: 1558

8. Kraig Kinser: 1498

9. Caleb Helms: 1480

10. Andrew Palker: 1376

About Cometic Gasket:

Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Kyle Larson Opens Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with Win at Attica Raceway Park,
Ohio Sprint Speedweek Continues Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (June 17, 2016) - For the first time in his career, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Kyle Larson visited Attica Raceway Park, returning to his sprint car roots for the first round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Larson, who is certainly no stranger to Arctic Cat All Star competition, proved to the standing-room only crowd that visiting a facility for the first time creates no distraction, capturing the Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener for a $5,000 payday. The Elk Grove, California, native took command of the 40-lap feature program on lap five and never looked back, leading Byron Reed and Chad Kemenah to the final checkers.

“This is a really great race track that has a lot of great racing. I know it had to be exciting for the fans,” Kyle Larson said. “I know the crowd had to enjoy the racing that was going on toward the middle and the back of the pack. They were really racing hard in front of me, two and three wide at times. Once the track cleaned off, we really started to find some grip. I just had to stay cautious at first, but I was able to get the lead early enough and kind of set my own pace. Paul Silva did a really great job with this race car. He’s only been here a few times, but I’ve never been here. For us to put it in victory lane is really special.”

Kyle Larson started fourth on the main event grid, taking command officially during a lap five restart over early leader Byron Reed. “Young Money” made the winning move on the bottom of turn two, capitalizing when Reed slipped up the race track just after the restart. Larson pulled even with Reed down the backstretch, ultimately setting up a successful slide job attempt in turn three.

Despite encountering traffic on several occasions, even making contact with a car during an attempt to put the driver a lap down, Larson kept his position at the front of the field and drove forward. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the third of his career.

“We got a lot better start than what I thought we would,” explained Kyle Larson. “We had that restart, Byron (Reed) slipped up off of the bottom just a little bit and spun his tires. That allowed me to get a big run down the backstretch and slide him. >From that point on, I just had to make sure I hit my marks every corner. The bottom was really starting to get narrow.”

“I’ve never raced here before, but always wanted the chance to,” explained Kyle Larson in victory lane. “It’s pretty cool to get to victory lane.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue on Saturday evening, June 18, at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory at Waynesfield in 2015. Haudenschild held off Aussie invader and pole sitter James McFadden for the $5,000 top prize, followed by Tim Shaffer, Randy Hannagan, and Steve Kinser.

Pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:45, followed by warm ups at 6. Racing is scheduled to hit the highbanks at 7 o’clock, sharp. Those seeking additional information regarding round two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Waynesfield Raceway Park should visit Waynesfield on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Attica Raceway Park - Friday, June 17, 2016
Event: Ohio Sprint Speedweek Night #1
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 12.842 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 12.525 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Lee Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Stuart Brubaker
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver
JE Pistons Dash: Caleb Helms
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dale Blaney (+9)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney (7th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.525; 2.40-Caleb Helms, 12.532; 3.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.569; 4.57-Kyle Larson, 12.687; 5.4-Kasey Kahne, 12.746; 6.22-Cole Duncan, 12.753; 7.73-Chris Andrews, 12.774; 8.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.798; 9.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.927; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.932; 11.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.960; 12.71-Jamie Veal, 12.988; 13.91-Cale Thomas, 13.011; 14.21-Cap Henry, 13.028; 15.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.028; 16.41X-Dominic Scelzi, 13.069; 17.5-Byron Reed, 13.076; 18.1-Dale Blaney, 13.100; 19.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.127; 20.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.130; 21.45L-Brian Lay, 13.137; 22.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.143; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 13.240; 24.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.250; 25.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.257; 26.7C-Taylor Ferns, 13.272; 27.38-DJ Foos, 13.342; 28.16M-Danny Mumaw, 13.355; 29.12-Daniel Harding, 13.399; 30.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.489; 31.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.602; 32.5T-Travis Philo, 13.607; 33.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.620; 34.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.639; 35.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.645; 36.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.744; 37.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.952; 38.8J-Jess Stiger, 14.186; 39.11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.188; 40.51-Roger Campbell, 14.420; 41.7-Joe Swanson, 14.512; 42.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.707; 43.59-Jac Haudenschild, 14.912; 44.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.935; 45.AUS96-Andy Caruana, 15.099; 46.96AU-Bruce White, 15.402; 47.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 99.420;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 71-Jamie Veal[7] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 7. 38-DJ Foos[11] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 9. 7C-Taylor Ferns[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[12] ; 11. 60K-Jody Keegan[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 4. 4-Kasey Kahne[4] ; 5. 8-Bryan Sebetto[9] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[7] ; 9. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[5] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[10] ; 11. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[12]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 4. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 6. 12-Daniel Harding[6] ; 7. 59-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger[8] ; 9. 51-Roger Campbell[9] ; 10. AUS96-Andy Caruana[11] ; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 12. 73-Chris Andrews[3]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[6] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 11. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)
1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 57-Kyle Larson[3] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 91-Cale Thomas[8] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 8. 49-Tim Shaffer[7]

C-Main 1 (10 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 2. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 59-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 5. 7-Joe Swanson[6] ; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[5] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 11. AUS96-Andy Caruana[10] ; 12. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 73-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan[2] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[13] ; 7. 41X-Dominic Scelzi[3] ; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[11] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[16] ; 11. 12-Daniel Harding[12] ; 12. 7C-Taylor Ferns[9] ; 13. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[14] ; 14. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 15. 38-DJ Foos[10] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson[4] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[11] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[16] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[12] ; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[22] ; 14. 71-Jamie Veal[19] ; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser[25] ; 17. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[23] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 19. 60-Kory Crabtree[20] ; 20. 4-Kasey Kahne[17] ; 21. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 22. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[15] ; 23. 73-Chris Andrews[21] ; 24. 8-Bryan Sebetto[18] ; 25. 49-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 26. 57X-Andrew Palker[26]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (6/17/2016):

Kyle Larson: 150

Byron Reed: 146

Chad Kemenah: 144

Cale Thomas: 142

Cole Duncan: 140

Stuart Brubaker: 138

Dale Blaney: 136

Caleb Griffith: 134

Lee Jacobs: 132

Cap Henry: 130

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/17/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1656

Chad Kemenah: 1610

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1498

Cap Henry: 1482

T.J. Michael: 1462

Danny Holtgraver: 1446

Lee Jacobs: 1432

Caleb Helms: 1378

Kraig Kinser: 1360

Andrew Palker: 1296

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Begins Friday at Attica Raceway Park

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 15, 2016) - The 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will officially kick off on Friday night, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park, launching one of the most grueling, yet prestigious traditions in open wheel racing. The eight race campaign across Ohio will feature competition at eight different dirt ovals, all contested during a nine day period between June 17 and June 25. The first seven Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs will award $5,000, capped off with a $10,000 top prize during the speedweek finale at Eldora Speedway. As an added bonus, a $3,000 point fund will also be awarded to the top-ten finishers in Ohio Sprint Speedweek points. The overall champion will earn $1,000.

After launching on Friday evening, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park, Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue with visits to Waynesfield Raceway Park (6/18), Millstream Speedway (6/19), Wayne County Speedway (6/20), Sharon Speedway (6/21), Atomic Speedway (6/22), Limaland Motorsports Park (6/24) and Eldora Speedway (6/25). Each event will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, complete with time trials, heat races, and main event.

Six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney will lead the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Ohio Sprint Speedweek as the current Arctic Cat All Star point leader. The Hartford, Ohio, native will seek an unprecedented sixth Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship in 2016, his second in three years.

Including the 2015 speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park, Dale Blaney scored victories during three of the seven contested Ohio Sprint Speedweek dates in 2015, the most of any competitor. Blaney would end his week second in the speedweek standings, just 26 points shy of a second consecutive title.

Greg Wilson of Benton Ridge, Ohio, now a full-time traveler with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, is the defending Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion. Wilson earned two victories during his 2015 campaign, one at Eldora Speedway and one at Fremont Speedway.

Wooster, Ohio, native Sheldon Haudenschild is also a defending Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket main event winner, scoring two victories on a back-to-back basis in 2015, one of which his first victory of the season. Haudenschild scored consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek victories at Wayne County Speedway and Sharon Speedway, ending his week third in the final speedweek title chase.

“We had a great speedweek run last year. It was the turning point of our season, for sure,” explained Sheldon Haudenschild. “The two wins put us in a great position for the week, but we had a DNF, so that ended up being our biggest set back. If it wasn’t for the DNF, I think we would have had a shot at winning the speedweek title. Our goal this year is to basically pick up right where we left off. We want to put ourselves in top-ten starting positions every night and work toward podium finishes. If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, the wins will come.”

Haudenschild will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek currently third in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point standings, 84 markers behind former series champion Chad Kemenah.

“Bonzai, Zach (Ames) and I really started to click about this time last year. It was the first time Bonzai and I worked together.” Haudenschild said. “We’re excited to start our second speedweek as a team.”

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will launch the 34th annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Friday evening, June 17, with pit gates opening at 4:00 pm. The mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:15. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

About Cometic Gasket:
Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Blaney Claims All Star Event at Butler to Gain Momentum Entering Ohio Speedweek

Inside Line Promotions - QUINCY, Mich. (June 14, 2016) - Dale Blaney has momentum on his side entering Ohio Speedweek, which kicks off its eight Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions races in nine days this weekend.

Blaney and the Mainstream Holdings, Inc., sponsored CH Motorsports team captured an All Star event last Saturday at Butler Speedway. The win was Blaney's fifth at the track, which leads the series.

The night began with Blaney timing in third quickest in qualifying before placing fourth in a heat race. That locked him into the dash redraw, where he pulled the No. 1 to start the dash on the pole.

"That set us up for the rest of the night," he said. "As long as we got into turn one ok, which we did in the dash and the feature, I was going to have to make a serious mistake to lose it."

Blaney led the distance of both the dash and the main event to score his fourth All Star win of the season and 131st of his career. It also extended his lead in the championship standings to 54 points.

Last weekend began on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where Blaney qualified second quickest and advanced from fourth to second place in a heat race to make the feature redraw.

"We drew a six out of 12," he said. "We just didn't take advantage of starting sixth. We tried a little different stuff than what we've been running to experiment and test a little bit. I just wasn't real good in the feature. The last half of it I stayed stagnant."

Blaney finished fourth in the main event.

He will return to action as Ohio Speedweek begins on Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, before events on Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio; Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio; Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday (June 22) at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday (June 24) at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday (June 25) at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

"I feel like we've been running really good and consistent," he said. "All the race tracks we're going to I like and we've won at. I feel really good that we're going to go in and have a good car every night."

QUICK RESULTS -

June 10 - Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio - Qualifying: 2; Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 4 (6).

June 11 - Butler Speedway in Quincy, Mich. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 4 (3); Dash: 1 (1); Feature: 1 (1).

SEASON STATS -

29 races, 5 wins, 18 top fives, 26 top 10s, 27 top 15s, 27 top 20s

UP NEXT -

Friday at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio; Saturday at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio; Sunday at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio; Monday at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; Tuesday at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; Wednesday (June 22) at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; Friday (June 24) at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio; and Saturday (June 25) at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the Ohio Speedweek with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

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By Brian Liskai

 

ATTICA, Ohio Attica Raceway Park will kick off the 34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Cometic Gasket on Friday, June 17. ARP will be the first of eight race nights at eight different Ohio tracks all over the course of nine days.

 

Friday’s speedweek opener will mark the 111th visit of Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. The All Stars have competed at ARP twice in 2016 with six time series champion Dale Blaney winning both events. Blaney, who has 25 career wins at Attica of which 18 have been All Star events, is coming off a series win this past Saturday at Butler Battlegrounds Speedway. It was his 131st career All Star victory. He also scored the speedweek win at Attica in 2004, 2007 and 2015.

 

Blaney and All Star competitors Chad Kemenah (21 career wins at ARP), Sheldon Haudenschild (2 career wins at ARP), Danny Holtgraver (3 career wins at ARP), Cap Henry (4 career wins at ARP), TJ Michael, Lee Jacobs (4 career ARP wins), Caleb Helms, Kraig Kinser and Andrew Palker (1 career ARP win) will have their hands full with the tough Attica weekly stars. Seven time track champion Byron Reed scored his first win of the season this past Friday and now has 32 career ARP victories. Former track champions Caleb Griffith and Chris Andrews have also posted victories in 2016. Throw in Brian Lay who owns two career victories at Attica and recorded a second place run Friday, Travis Philo (2 career ARP wins), Jordan Ryan, Jody Keegan, Stuart Brubaker (4 career ARP wins), DJ Foos, Tyler Gunn and regional competitors and it will be an entertaining battle.

 

Gates for Kistler Engines/Ohio CAT Night will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 7:45 p.m. Adult general admission tickets are $22; senior citizens $20; teens (ages 11-15) $10; kids 10 and under free; and pit passes are $35.

 

Also racing will be the Summit Equipment UMP Late Models in a complete program and the make-up B-main and A-main from the May 20 rain out.

 

There is plenty of camping area available with limited areas with electric.

 

For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek History at Attica Raceway Park

Year

Winner

1990

Sammy Swindell

1991

Sammy Swindell

1992

Terry Shephard

1993

Gary Wright

1994

Frank Kerr

1995

Mark Keegan

1996

Frank Kerr

1997

Joey Saldana

1998

Dean Jacobs

1999

Kenny Jacobs

2000

Jeff Shepard

2001

Byron Reed

2002

Greg Wilson

2003

Chad Kemenah

2004

Dale Blaney

2005

Greg Wilson

2006

Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

2007

Dale Blaney

2008

Rain

2009

Rain

2010

Byron Reed

2011

Tim Shaffer

2012

Danny Holtgraver

2013

Chris Andrews

2014

Rain

2015

Dale Blaney

 

 

 

 

Dale Blaney Goes Wire-to-Wire at the “Battlegrounds” for Fourth All Star Win of the Season,
Ohio Sprint Speedweek begins Friday at Attica Raceway Park

BUTLER, Michigan (June 11, 2016) - For the fourth time in 2016, the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney earned a trip to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time at the Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway in Quincy, Michigan on Saturday night, June 11.

After starting from the pole position, Blaney led the entire distance, surviving two green-white-checkered restarts and a late race takeover attempt by Sheldon Haudenschild to clinch the $5,000 winner’s share. The victory was Blaney’s fifth during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Butler Speedway, raising his Arctic Cat All Star career win total to a staggering 131.

“It never gets old standing up here. I owe it all to this race team,” said Dale Blaney, driver of the Big Game Treestands/GoMuddy.com/CH Motorsports/No. 1. “I put myself in a good position all night with my qualifying time. The track was a little tricky at times, so having the opportunity to start up front really worked in our favor. We’ll take this one and move forward. Hopefully we can keep things going in the right direction Friday when we start speedweek.”

Sheldon Haudenschild, who started third on the feature grid, made an aggressive attempt to take over the top spot during the first of two green-white-checkered restarts on lap 24, but would fail to succeed. The Wooster, Ohio, native slipped over the edge of the racing groove, ultimately bringing out the caution. The next green-white-checkered attempt would go according to plan with Blaney taking the double checkers over fellow front row starter Kraig Kinser, followed by a fourth starting Chad Kemenah.

“I had a feeling somebody was going to attempt to slide hard under me if I left room,” explained Dale Blaney. “I didn’t get a real good restart off of four during that first green-white-checkered restart. I saw Sheldon get below me going into one, so I knew I had to drive back down underneath him and hope to get a little bit of bite. He kinda got up too high and opened the door back up for me. Regardless, it was a pretty exciting finish. I think we have something really positive going with this team just in time for Ohio Sprint Speedweek.”

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will continue their 2016 campaign on Friday night, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The opening night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will headline action at the Attica highbanks, the first of eight race nights at eight different Ohio ovals, all over the course of nine days.

In addition to Attica Raceway Park, Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will feature Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Waynesfield Raceway Park, Millstream Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park and Eldora Speedway. The speedweek finale at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track in Rossburg, Ohio, will award $10,000.

Attica Raceway Park will open gates at 4:00 pm on Friday night, June 17. Racing is scheduled to hit the speedway at 7:45, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Butler Speedway - Saturday, June 11, 2016
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 25 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 13.078 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 12.756 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: T.J. Michael
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kyle Locke (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.40-Caleb Helms, 12.756; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.761; 3.1-Dale Blaney, 12.789; 4.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.831; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.065; 6.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 13.170; 7.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.478; 8.11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.479; 9.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.540; 10.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.557; 11.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.583; 12.21-Cap Henry, 13.680; 13.8M-TJ Michael, 13.737; 14.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.777; 15.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.786; 16.27-Shelby Bilton, 13.912; 17.51-Roger Campbell, 13.970; 18.27K-Ben Rutan, 14.031; 19.3-Kyle Locke, 14.189; 20.20A-Andy Chehowski, 14.194; 21.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.372; 22.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.545; 23.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.697; 24.12-Mikel Baker, 14.699; 25.1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.410;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 3. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[3] ; 4. 19-Joe Kubiniec[5] ; 5. 20A-Andy Chehowski[6] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 27-Shelby Bilton[6] ; 6. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 7. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 8. 27K-Ben Rutan[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 3-Kyle Locke[6] ; 7. 12-Mikel Baker[8] ; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

B-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 51-Roger Campbell[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 3. 27K-Ben Rutan[2] ; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison[3] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison[7] ; 7. 12-Mikel Baker[6]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[16] ; 8. 25M-Ken Mackey[11] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 10. 11R-Chase Ridenour[17] ; 11. 3-Kyle Locke[18] ; 12. 19-Joe Kubiniec[12] ; 13. 27K-Ben Rutan[21] ; 14. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[20] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[9] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[23] ; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison[22] ; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison[24] ; 20. 27-Shelby Bilton[15] ; 21. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[5] ; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[13] ; 23. 20A-Andy Chehowski[14] ; 24. 51-Roger Campbell[19]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/11/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1520

Chad Kemenah: 1466

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1382

Cap Henry: 1352

T.J. Michael: 1348

Danny Holtgraver: 1338

Lee Jacobs: 1300

Caleb Helms: 1252

Kraig Kinser: 1242

Andrew Palker: 1194

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Tony Stewart Announces the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway headlining Arctic Cat All Star swing through Michigan during Independence Day Weekend
Stewart Autograph Session - Tickets now available online

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 9, 2016) - Independence Day weekend will be action packed for Arctic Cat All Star competitors in 2016, as the series prepares to invade areas of southern Michigan for back-to-back, $5,000-to-win events on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3. The competitive following of Arctic Cat All Stars, as well as a highly anticipated regional turnout, will battle in Michigan during their weekend tour of the Great Lakes State, giving race fans something extra special to look forward to during their holiday weekend.

Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan, will officially activate Independence Day weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday night, July 2. The Great Lakes Super Sprints and MTS non-wing sprint cars will also be on the card at Hartford.

Tony Stewart presents the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa will highlight Independence Day weekend on Sunday night, July 3, featuring a complete program for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as a full fireworks display to cap off the evening’s program. Tony Stewart, former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will join in on the Dirty 30 festivities and participate in a pre-race gathering with only a select number of fans gaining access. The first 100 people to buy Dirty 30 tickets online, reserved or general admission, before the day of the event will have the opportunity to meet Tony Stewart and participate in a pre-race autograph session on the speedway grounds. Set times and other details will be announced soon.

“I’d like to be able to get to both tracks in Michigan, but I’ll be in Daytona on Saturday night in my Cup car,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Stars. “I’m looking forward to getting to I-96 on July 3rd for the Dirty 30 and to meet some fans and sign some autographs. We are expecting a nice car count for the entire weekend. Mother Nature owes us so we are expecting the sun to be shining.”

As an added bonus for area race fans, the UMP Late Models will also be on the Dirty 30 agenda at I-96 Speedway, racing for a top prize equaling $1,000.

Hartford Speedway pit gates will open at noon and main gates will open tentatively at 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 2. General admission tickets can be purchased the day of the event for $25 and pit passes will be $30.

I-96 Speedway pit gates and main gates will open at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 3. Adult reserved seat tickets can be purchased online, and on the day of the event, for $28. Reserved seats for children 12 years and younger will be $10. Adult general admission tickets online, and on the day of the event, will be $25, with children 12 years and younger gaining general admission access for free. Pit passes will be $30.

Monday, July 4,, will serve as a rain date for the Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway.

Online tickets are available for the Dirty 30 event at I-96 Speedway now: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1474

Fans should stay tuned for further details online at www.allstarsprint.com, as well as at www.i96speedway.com and www.hartfordspeedway.net. More information will be released in the coming weeks.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:
The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

34th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Ignites June 17 at Attica, $3,000 point fund will add hype to All Star tradition

INDIANAPOLIS (June 8, 2016) - In less than ten days, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will begin an annual tradition that transforms the state of Ohio into an open wheel Mecca. Joined by many of the country’s top-talented sprint car teams, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will crisscross the Buckeye State for nine days, entering eight events at eight different dirt ovals, all chasing the chance to be the week’s top performer and be crowned overall champion. The 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will ignite June 17.

For a second straight year, Cometic Gasket will join the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions organization as the presenting sponsor of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Their support and dedication has allowed Ohio Sprint Speedweek to flourish, fueling the experience for not only the drivers and race teams, but also the fans.

“Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket is an incredible showcase of some of the best Sprint Car Racing the country has to offer,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket. “Cometic has deep roots in the automotive performance industry and 410 winged sprint cars have always been an important part of our business. As an Ohio company with a proud racing heritage, Cometic is thrilled to sponsor Ohio Sprint Speedweek for the second year in a row and support the drivers, teams and officials who work so hard to put on great show for race fans all over Ohio.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will come to life on Friday night, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica. The Attica visit will be the third of the season by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as the first of three straight Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs in the northwest sector of Ohio. Action will continue on Saturday night, June 18, at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, followed by a Sunday night visit to the Millstream Speedway in Findlay on June 19.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville will host the fourth round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Monday evening, June 20. Like Attica Raceway Park, the Orrville visit will be the third of the season by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, kicking-off a pair of Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs on the eastern edge of the Buckeye State. Sharon Speedway in Hartford will host their share of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Tuesday night, June 21.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe will welcome Ohio Sprint Speedweek competitors on Wednesday evening, June 22. The visit to southern Ohio will be followed by an off date on Thursday, June 23. If needed, the off date will be used as a “rain date” for any of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek events cancelled earlier in the week.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will experience complete opposites during their last two days of the Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign. The high-banked quarter-mile at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima will host competition on Friday night, June 24, followed by the $10,000-to-win, Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale on Saturday, June 25, on the legendary half-mile at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg. If needed, Sunday, June 26, will be used as a rain date for the Eldora Speedway finale.

In addition, a $3,000 point fund will be awarded at the conclusion of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, spread amongst the top-ten finishers in Ohio Sprint Speedweek points.

“This is the week we’ve all been waiting for,” explained Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “This is perhaps the most exciting tradition in all of sprint car racing. It’s a grueling week comprised of intense travel and fierce competition that our racers live for each and every June. We are all very excited to get started.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Previous Champions: 2015 - Greg Wilson 2014 – Dale Blaney 2013 – Tim Shaffer 2012 – Stevie Smith 2011 – Tim Shaffer 2010 – David Gravel 2009 – Stevie Smith 2008 – Randy Hannagan 2007 – Shane Stewart 2006 – Dale Blaney 2005 – Kelly Kinser 2004 – Dale Blaney 2003 – Dale Blaney 2002 – Chad Kemenah 2001 – Dean Jacobs 2000 – Kenny Jacobs 1999 – Joey Saldana 1998 – Frankie Kerr 1997 – Joey Saldana 1996 – Frankie Kerr 1995 – Dale Blaney 1994 – Frankie Kerr 1993 – Frankie Kerr 1992 – Kevin Huntley 1991 – Sammy Swindell 1990 – Sammy Swindell 1989 – Dave Blaney 1988 – Jimmy Sills 1987 – Keith Kauffman 1986 – Bobby Allen 1985 – Jack Hewitt 1984 – Steve Kinser 1983 – Bobby Davis, Jr.

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket has maintained its deep roots in the powersports industry while expanding to service the Domestic Automotive, Sport Compact, V-twin, Marine, Diesel, Agricultural, Industrial and Stationary Power markets. Today, Cometic Gasket offers over 85,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Michigan Road Trip Next for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions,
First of three Michigan appearances ignites June 11

INDIANAPOLIS (June 7, 2016) - For the first time in 2016, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade areas of southern Michigan, ready to wage war on the highbanks of Butler “Battlegrounds” Speedway near Quincy, Michigan, on Saturday night, June 11. It will be the first and only Butler Speedway appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars this season, a tradition dating back to 1983, with 27 appearances to date. Caleb Griffith is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star victor at the “Battlegrounds,” capturing the $5,000 payday on August 22, 2015.

The lone Butler Speedway appearance will be the first of three Michigan visits for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016. “America’s Series” will return to the Great Lakes State during Independence Day weekend with scheduled visits to Hartford Speedway and I-96 Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 2-3, highlighted with the Inaugural Dirty 30 at I-96 Speedway presented by Tony Stewart.

With Mother Nature washing away two of the most recent programs on the 2016 schedule, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enter Butler’s pit gates on the tail end of an unexpected slump in their season. Wet weather washed away action at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, June 4, as well as action at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday, June 5, leaving Arctic Cat All Star travelers raceless since May 28. Rico Abreu is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star winner, capturing $5,000 at Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.

“It gets frustrating when weather keeps you from racing, but we’ll deal with it and move on,” explained current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Dale Blaney. “Hopefully our trip to Michigan kicks off a clearer stretch of schedule. It’s always nice to get back to Michigan. Butler Speedway is a unique track and usually stays pretty exciting for the fans. We’ve been successful there throughout the years so it’s hard not to be ready to get back there.”

Dale Blaney, the defending series champion, is the all-time leading Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winner at Butler Speedway, capturing four main event victories between 2005 and 2014.

Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan, will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, June 11. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at the Arctic Cat All Star command center at 5:30, followed by warm ups at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Butler Speedway live on the web at www.butlerspeedway.net.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/7/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1370

Chad Kemenah: 1322

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1260

Cap Henry: 1234

T.J. Michael: 1210

Danny Holtgraver: 1196

Lee Jacobs: 1164

Caleb Helms: 1112

Kraig Kinser: 1096

Andrew Palker: 1074

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Weekend Washout: Arctic Cat All Stars Lose to Mother Nature at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway

BEDFORD, Pa. (June 5, 2016) - Heavy rains throughout the late evening on Saturday and into the early morning on Sunday has forced Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials to cancel Arctic Cat All Star action scheduled for Sunday evening, June 5. Speedway and series officials are working together to find a suitable rain date to make up the event. Further details will be released once they are determined.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, June 11, at the Butler Speedway near Quincy, Michigan. Looking further ahead, the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will launch on Friday night, June 17, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Persistent Rain Washes Away Arctic Cat All Stars at Atomic Speedway for Third Time

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 4, 2016) - With wet weather invading the Chillicothe/Waverly, Ohio-area during the early evening hours, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials were forced to cancel the June 4 racing program, a third consecutive weather disturbance at Atomic Speedway for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016. A potential rain date is being discussed. More details will be released when information is available.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Sunday evening, June 5, at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. It will be the second and final Bedford appearance for the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, welcoming over 40 entries during their first visit in mid-April. Chad Kemenah, former Arctic Cat All Star champion, earned the April victory worth $5,000, followed by Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway pit gates will open at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, June 5, with a mandatory drivers meeting taking shape at 5:30. All Star hot laps will hit the racing surface at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Atomic and Bedford On Deck for Arctic Cat All Stars,
Kicks-off busy month for series in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan

INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2016) - The most anticipated month of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule is officially underway, complete with 11 events throughout Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio, headlined with the 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Before launching Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Friday, June 17, the Arctic Cat All Stars will enter three separate, $5,000-to-win events over the course of the first two weekends of June, beginning with visits to Atomic Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off the month of June with a trip to Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday, June 4. Atomic Speedway will try a third attempt at hosting the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, with the first two previously scheduled dates removed due to wet weather. The June 4 program will be the first of three appearances by the Arctic Cat All Stars at the Atomic highbanks in 2016. “America’s Series” will return during Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Wednesday, June 22, followed by a visit on October 21-22 for the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale.

Defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney is the most recent winner during All Star competition at Atomic Speedway, sweeping the Open Wheel Championship on July 31/August 1, 2015. The August 1 finale was worth $10,000.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the second and final time in 2016 on Sunday, June 5. The sprawling half-mile hosted over 40 entries during the first appearance in mid-April, including all 13, full-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions travelers. A stout field of “Pennsylvania Posse” regulars are also expected to be on hand this Sunday evening for the Roy Moral Tribute, the last Pennsylvania visit for the Arctic Cat All Stars until Friday, July 29. Chad Kemenah earned the $5,000 winner’s share during the April Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway visit, holding off Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry at the final checkers.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, June 4. General admission gates will open at 4, with hot laps scheduled to begin at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 5. Hot laps will hit the racing surface beginning at 6, followed by racing at 6:30, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (6/1/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1370

Chad Kemenah: 1322

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1260

Cap Henry: 1234

T.J. Michael: 1210

Danny Holtgraver: 1196

Lee Jacobs: 1164

Caleb Helms: 1112

Kraig Kinser: 1096

Andrew Palker: 1074

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Rico Abreu Scores Wayne County All Star Win During First Ever Visit,
Inherits lead with three laps remaining to clinch $5,000 prize

ORRVILLE, Ohio (May 28, 2016) - For the first time in his career, Rico Abreu entered action at Wayne County Speedway, joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the second leg of their Memorial Day weekend swing through northern Ohio. The California native made his trip to Orrville, Ohio, worthwhile, scoring $5,000 and a third career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory in front of a near standing-room only crowd. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney crossed under the final checkers second, followed by Andrew Palker for his second top-five finish of the season.

“Just happy to be up here in front of this great crowd,” said Rich Abreu in victory lane. “I just want to thank everyone for coming out tonight. A big thanks to Tony Stewart for allowing all of this to happen. We have busy weekend and week still ahead of us. This is a great start and we’ll try to keep this going.”

Rico Abreu, who started second on the main event grid, made his first bid for the top spot just before the halfway point of the 30-lap feature program, eventually working around pole sitter and leader Andrew Palker in traffic on lap 14. Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney also worked around Palker, creating a three-car battle for the lead.

By lap 20, traffic started to intensify, allowing Sheldon Haudenschild to apply heavy pressure on Abreu. Using the top line of the speedway, Haudenschild worked around Abreu on lap 25, setting a new pace at the front of the field. Fortunately for Abreu, Haudenschild’s wicked pace around Wayne County’s rim would only last until lap 28, when the Wooster, Ohio, native made contact with a lapped car, bringing out the main event’s first and only red flag. Haudenschild would get upside-down, but walked away unharmed. He would not return to the speedway.

Rico Abreu inherited the point position and led the final three circuits to clinch his first ever Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Wayne County Speedway. Dale Blaney finished second after starting third, followed by former Wayne County Speedway track champion Andrew Palker. Cole Duncan and Jac Haudenschild rounded out the top-five. The “Wild Child” started 19th, climbing 14 positions to secure his top-five finish, as well as the MSD Hard Charger Award.

“Someone told me at the beginning of the night that Sheldon (Haudenschild) was going to be the guy to beat in traffic here,” explained Abreu. “He definitely proved that. I was trying to race on all parts of the race track; just trying to find where I was comfortable. The second I knew I let the top open up, Sheldon would be right there. I think things would have got really interesting those last three laps if Sheldon wouldn’t have got crashed. Hats off to him and his guys. They’ve been fast all year.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, June 4, at the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. It will be the third attempt by the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars to contest competition at the Atomic highbanks this season, with the first two scheduled dates postponed due to wet weather, including the intended point season opener. Defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney is the most recent winner during All Star action at Atomic Speedway, sweeping the Open Wheel Championship on July 31/August 1, 2015. The August 1 finale was worth $10,000.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make an appearance at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 5. It will be the second appearance of 2016, welcoming 42 cars during their first stop on Sunday, April 17. Chad Kemenah earned the $5,000 victory, holding off Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry at the final checkers.

Contingency Awards/Results - Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, May 28, 2016
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 28 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 14.604 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 14.593 seconds (second quick)
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: T.J. Michael
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lee Jacobs
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brad Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash: Andrew Palker
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+14)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Jac Haudenschild
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Hunter Mackison (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.24-Rico Abreu, 14.530; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 14.593; 3.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.606; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.804; 5.97-Dean Jacobs, 14.828; 6.40-Caleb Helms, 14.830; 7.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.848; 8.70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.913; 9.9x-Rob Chaney, 14.936; 10.22-Cole Duncan, 14.937; 11.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.948; 12.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.970; 13.8M-TJ Michael, 14.994; 14.21-Cap Henry, 15.024; 15.60-Kory Crabtree, 15.225; 16.19-Joe Kubiniec, 15.266; 17.95-Hunter Mackison, 15.290; 18.1080-Jordan Mackison, 15.481; 19.7-Troy Kingan, 15.580; 20.11-Shawn Hubler, 15.600; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 15.747; 22.46-Michael Bauer, 15.749; 23.23-Nick Patterson, 15.789; 24.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.193; 25.33D-Tyler Dunn, 18.046; 26.16-Danny Mumaw, 99.390; 27.15H-Mitch Harble, 99.510; 28.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 99.560;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 5. 19-Joe Kubiniec[6] ; 6. 23-Nick Patterson[9] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 9. 11-Shawn Hubler[8] ; 10. 33D-Tyler Dunn[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[9] ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 5. 46-Michael Bauer[6] ; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw[7] ; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison[5]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[8] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison[2] ; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison[3] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 6. 11-Shawn Hubler[4] ; 7. 33D-Tyler Dunn[7] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 5. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[11] ; 7. 9x-Rob Chaney[12] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 11. 70-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17] ; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser[23] ; 14. 60-Kory Crabtree[20] ; 15. 16-Danny Mumaw[18] ; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison[21] ; 17. 46-Michael Bauer[15] ; 18. 19-Joe Kubiniec[14] ; 19. 11-Shawn Hubler[24] ; 20. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 21. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[6] ; 22. 21-Cap Henry[10] ; 23. 23-Nick Patterson[16] ; 24. 1080-Jordan Mackison[22]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (5/28/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1370

Chad Kemenah: 1322

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1260

Cap Henry: 1234

T.J. Michael: 1210

Danny Holtgraver: 1196

Lee Jacobs: 1164

Caleb Helms: 1112

Kraig Kinser: 1096

Andrew Palker: 1074

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Dale Blaney Charges from Seventh to Win at Attica Raceway Park,

Makes winning pass with five laps remaining to clinch 130th career All Star win

ATTICA, Ohio (May 27, 2016) - For the second time in 2016, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane at Attica Raceway Park. The six-time and defending series champion had to earn top honors the hard way, charging forward from seventh on the main event line-up, all before making the winning bid during a lap 36 restart. For Blaney, the $5,000 victory equalled 130 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during his illustrious career, raising the Attica Raceway Park tally to 18 out of the 130. Blaney, a now three-time winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2016, led the last five laps of the 40-lap main event, holding off sixth row starter Byron Reed and former series champion Chad Kemenah.

“We were really good from about lap 20 until the end...this is the first time in a long time that I’ve actually been able to say that,” said Dale Blaney in Attica Raceway Park victory lane. “This is a brand new car that we brought out tonight. This thing was almost flawless right from the start. I just can’t thank all of my guys enough for their hard work. George, Skippy, the entire group; I wouldn’t be up here without them.”

Pole sitter Broc Martin jumped out to an early advantage during the main event, controlling the top spot for the first four circuits around the bottom groove of Attica’s surface. Chad Kemenah, who started fourth on the feature grid, made a bid for the top spot with just five laps recorded and succeeded, driving around the outside of Martin to officially lead lap five of 40.

Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/No. 10H, navigated the very topside of the speedway during his campaign at the front of the field, surviving two cautions and periods of intense traffic during the first 27 circuits. While Kemenah kept control at the front of the field, the action behind him would increase. Positions two and three were juggled frequently over the course of the main event, with eventual winner Dale Blaney, who started on the inside of row four, making his first appearance in a podium position by lap 26, even after making contact with James McFadden while racing for position.

The main event’s third caution allowed Blaney to make a move for the runner-up spot, eventually driving around Cap Henry during the lap 33 restart. Meanwhile, Chad Kemenah continued to show the way, separating himself from Blaney even after the restart. Blaney would get the break he needed with just five laps remaining. A fourth and final caution appeared during lap 36, setting up a five lap shootout between the “Low Rider” and Chad Kemenah.

Green flag conditions returned with Kemenah on point and Dale Blaney in tow. Blaney followed Kemenah through turns one and turn, setting up a great run down the backstretch, ultimately allowing a slider in turns three and four to seal his winning fate. Byron Reed climbed his way to second from 12th by the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cap Henry, and Chris Andrews.

“The guys ahead of me were kinda showing me where I needed and wanted to be,” explained Dale Blaney. “On the restarts, I was able to use the outside line to my advantage. I wasn’t exactly sure what Chad (Kemenah) was going to do during that last restart. I got a great run down the backstretch and drove it underneath him and made it stick. Feels really good to be up here. We were good all night. Haven’t had a chance to say that in a while. We’ll try again tomorrow at Wayne County.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Memorial Day weekend swing through the “Buckeye State” on Saturday evening, May 28, at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Like Attica Raceway Park, it will be the second appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2016, with local favorite and Wooster native Jac Haudenschild earning the main event win in April. It was Haudenschild’s first ever Arctic Cat All Star win at Wayne County Speedway.

Wayne County Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, May 28. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:30, followed by warm-ups at 6. Racing action is set to hit the speedway at 7. If needed, a rain date of Sunday, May 29, will be utilized. For more information, please visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Attica Raceway Park - Friday, May 27, 2016 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Rico Abreu - 12.822 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chris Andrews - 12.595 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Broc Martin All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cap Henry Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: James McFadden JE Pistons Dash: Broc Martin Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+18) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Chris Andrews Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Travis Philo Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Rob Chaney (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.73-Chris Andrews, 12.595; 2.99-Brady Bacon, 12.616; 3.24-Rico Abreu, 12.659; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 12.749; 5.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 12.771; 6.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.808; 7.83M-Broc Martin, 12.822; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.833; 9.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.854; 10.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.854; 11.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.864; 12.8-Bryan Sebetto, 12.865; 13.21-Cap Henry, 12.901; 14.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.918; 15.9R-Jordan Ryan, 12.928; 16.23-DJ Foos, 12.954; 17.09x-Carson Macedo, 13.041; 18.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.098; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.119; 20.5-Byron Reed, 13.159; 21.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.217; 22.3G-James McFadden, 13.323; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 13.328; 24.60K-Jody Keegan, 13.337; 25.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.349; 26.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.388; 27.45L-Brian Lay, 13.404; 28.5T-Travis Philo, 13.456; 29.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.469; 30.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.481; 31.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.553; 32.9-Jimmy Colvin, 13.662; 33.40i-Mark Imler, 13.682; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.721; 35.46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.829; 36.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.835; 37.8M-TJ Michael, 13.889; 38.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.956; 39.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.987; 40.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.034; 41.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.065; 42.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.137; 43.5B-Chad Blonde, 14.209; 44.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.315; 45.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.380; 46.1080-Jordan Mackison, 99.550;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 73-Chris Andrews[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 8. 23-DJ Foos[9] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[12] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[11] ; 11. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 12. 60K-Jody Keegan[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps) 1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 4. 09x-Carson Macedo[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 7. 9R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[10] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 10. 60-Kory Crabtree[11] ; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger[12] ; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 7. 5B-Chad Blonde[10] ; 8. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 11. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps) 1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[8] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 9. 33M-Caleb Griffith[9] ; 10. 25M-Ken Mackey[10] ; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison[11]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps) 1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[8] ; 6. 73-Chris Andrews[3] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

C-Main 1 - (0 Laps) 1. 60-Kory Crabtree[1] ; 2. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 5. 5B-Chad Blonde[9] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[3] ; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison[12] ; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti[6] ; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 11. 25M-Ken Mackey[11] ; 12. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 5. 9R-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 7. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[13] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[16] ; 10. 23-DJ Foos[7] ; 11. 40i-Mark Imler[14] ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison[10] ; 16. 45L-Brian Lay[11]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 73-Chris Andrews[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[9] ; 7. 70-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[26] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[20] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[25] ; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[16] ; 13. 24-Rico Abreu[21] ; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[24] ; 15. 9x-Rob Chaney[17] ; 16. 09x-Carson Macedo[14] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[11] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel[23] ; 20. 99-Brady Bacon[2] ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 22. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 23. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 24. 49H-Bradley Howard[19] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 26. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[22]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (5/27/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1224

Chad Kemenah: 1196

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1150

Cap Henry: 1128

T.J. Michael: 1078

Danny Holtgraver: 1068

Lee Jacobs: 1030

Caleb Helms: 982

Kraig Kinser: 972

Caleb Armstrong: 946

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Ready to Return to the “Buckeye State,” Attica and Wayne County highlight Memorial Day weekend plans

INDIANAPOLIS (May 25, 2016) - For the second time in 2016, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their presence known in northern Ohio, revisiting Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway for a pair of $5,000-to-win programs.

The Memorial Day weekend doubleheader will activate officially on Friday evening, May 27, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, followed by an appearance at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, May 28. Each facility carries a long history with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, hosting a combined 162 events since 1970. Dale Blaney, the all-time leading winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions with 129 victories, owns 20 feature wins between Attica and Wayne County.

“We’ve been really successful in that area of the country, so it’s always exciting to get back there,” explained Dale Blaney. “Attica and Wayne County have a lot of history. Anytime you can race your way to the front in that area says a lot about your team and how you operate. Our approach never changes and we’ll treat this weekend like any other weekend. Hopefully we can use our experience to our advantage this Friday and Saturday and work back toward the front.”

Attica Raceway Park last hosted the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars on April 15, 2016. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney earned top honors, leading all but one lap to clinch his 17th Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing.” Chad Kemenah finished second on April 15, followed by Lee Jacobs, Byron Reed, and Caleb Griffith.

Wayne County Speedway welcomed the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time in 2016 on Saturday evening, April 16. Local favorite and Wooster native Jac Haudenschild earned the victory, his first ever at the Orrville oval during Arctic Cat All Star competition. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver finished just behind the “Wild Child,” followed by Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and Cap Henry.

Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will lead the Arctic Cat All Star charge into the “Buckeye State” on Friday afternoon, holding a 22-point advantage in the current championship standings. Blaney has two victories on the season, as well as 11 top-ten finishes during his first 11 main event starts. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/CH Motorsports/No. 1 last visited victory lane with the Arctic Cat All Stars on Saturday, April 23, at Port Royal Speedway, capturing the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic worth $5,000.

Chad Kemenah will enter the Memorial Day weekend doubleheader currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, earning one victory, occurring at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on April 17, as well as nine top-ten finishes. Sheldon Haudenschild, a two-time winner thus far in 2016, finds himself third in the title hunt, followed by Cap Henry and Texas native T.J. Michael.

Danny Holtgraver, the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, will enter the gates at Attica Raceway Park currently sixth in the series standings. The Pittsburgh native earned his recent victory on Saturday evening, May 21, at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, his first with the series since 2014.

As an added bonus to the upcoming weekend, a special Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions autograph session will be held at Wayne County Speedway prior to on-track events. The autograph session will take place at 4:30 behind the main grandstands.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 pm on Friday afternoon, May 27. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30, followed by hot laps at 6:15. Main ticket gates will open at 4, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, May 28. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:30, followed by warm-ups at 6. Racing action is set to hit the speedway at 7. If needed, a rain date of Sunday, May 29, will be utilized. For more information, please visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (5/25/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1074

Chad Kemenah: 1052

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1024

Cap Henry: 986

T.J. Michael: 950

Danny Holtgraver: 932

Lee Jacobs: 908

Caleb Helms: 866

Kraig Kinser: 838

Caleb Armstrong: 832

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Danny Holtgraver Captures First Arctic Cat All Star Win of 2016 at Wilmot Raceway; Ends Blaney’s Wisconsin winning streak

WILMOT, Wis. (May 22, 2016) - With television cameras rolling, “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver earned his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season on Saturday night, capturing the IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, over Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney. For Holtgraver, the $5,000 victory ended a recent dry spell for the Pittsburgh native during Arctic Cat All Star competition, his first trip to victory lane with the series since 2014. The pilot of Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports/Premier Pallets/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/J&J/No. 70 now has ten career main event victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, with Saturday’s win being his first in the "Badger State."

“We’ve really stepped it up the last few weeks and it feels amazing,” explained Danny Holtgraver. “We kinda struggled there during that first part of the season, but like any new team, it takes time to adjust and connect with the people that you are working with. I just can’t thank my sponsors and supporters enough for standing behind us. We have a long list of people to thank and they definitely know who they are; Pete, Janet, Cody, my dad, Mikey, Alex, and Ben. Hopefully we can keep this momentum rolling and do it again next weekend in Ohio.”

Danny Holtgraver started on the outside of the front row on Saturday evening and battled with pole sitter Jeremy Schultz during the first few circuits, eventually taking sole command by lap five. Despite a few slide attempts by Sheldon Haudenschild, Holtgraver was able to maintain the top spot unscathed; driving back underneath the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 during each takeover attempt. Haudenschild, who started sixth on the grid, chased Holtgraver to the final checkers, followed by Dale Blaney, Brandon Wimmer, and Kory Crabtree.

“We were racing side-by-side with Jeremy Schultz those first few laps. It was a lot of fun. I couldn’t even tell you who was winning during those first couple of laps,” explained Holtgraver. “We finally got to the front and was able to stay there. I figured Sheldon (Haudenschild) and Dale (Blaney) would be coming. Those guys are good and it’s tough to be comfortable out front when those guys are racing behind you. I felt some pressure by Sheldon (Haudenschild) a few times, but I was able to turn the car back under him and keep the lead. This was just an awesome weekend. Really glad to be in victory lane. Cody Jacobs gave me a great car. I’m excited to get back in it next weekend.”

The IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge at Wilmot Raceway will be replayed on the American Sports Network at a later date. Time and channel information will be posted in the near future.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now turn their attention toward a pair of programs in the state of Ohio on Friday and Saturday, May 27-28. The 2016 season will resume on Friday night, May 27, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, followed by an appearance back at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, May 28.

Contingency Awards/Results - Wilmot Raceway - Saturday, May 21, 2016 IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge EMi Driver’s Meeting: 44 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 13.456 Seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 13.376 Seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brandon Wimmer Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Holtgraver JE Pistons Dash: Jeremy Schultz Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Danny Holtgraver MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Scott Thiel (+13) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Kory Crabtree Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.376; 2.2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.477; 3.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.631; 4.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.652; 5.19-Todd Daun, 13.699; 6.1MM-Jim Moughan, 13.749; 7.5J-Jeremy Schultz, 13.772; 8.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.781; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.814; 10.1M-Phillip Mock, 13.815; 11.8M-TJ Michael, 13.826; 12.65-Jordan Goldesberry, 13.831; 13.21-Cap Henry, 13.835; 14.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.874; 15.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.887; 16.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.899; 17.40-Caleb Helms, 13.903; 18.48-Brandon Wimmer, 13.905; 19.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.915; 20.41-Dennis Spitz, 13.969; 21.99-Kyle Martin, 13.979; 22.14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.030; 23.2W-Scotty Neitzel, 14.033; 24.10V-Matt Vandervere, 14.079; 25.50-Rusty Egan, 14.087; 26.68-Dave Uttech, 14.098; 27.94R-Robbie Pribnow, 14.101; 28.64-Scotty Thiel, 14.137; 29.14X-Ben Schmidt, 14.146; 30.43-Jereme Schroeder, 14.153; 31.7-Scott Uttech, 14.157; 32.53W-Bill Wirth, 14.169; 33.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.180; 34.70H-Raymond Hensley, 14.198; 35.4K-Kris Spitz, 14.206; 36.23-Russel Borland, 14.221; 37.56-Ryan Irwin, 14.270; 38.12-Mike Decker, 14.282; 39.4B-Scott Biertzer, 14.422; 40.2B-Jimmy Sivia, 14.426; 41.12W-Josh Walter, 14.560; 42.O1-Chris Dodd, 14.792; 43.79-Blake Nimee, 22.045; 44.49H-Bradley Howard, 99.280;

Heat 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 99-Kyle Martin[1] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 6. 19-Todd Daun[5] ; 7. 12W-Josh Walter[11] ; 8. 56-Ryan Irwin[10] ; 9. 50-Rusty Egan[7] ; 10. 14X-Ben Schmidt[8] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[9]

Heat 2 - (10 Laps)

1. 48-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 2. 1M-Phillip Mock[4] ; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 4. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[1] ; 5. 68-Dave Uttech[7] ; 6. 70H-Raymond Hensley[9] ; 7. 1MM-Jim Moughan[5] ; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison[3] ; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder[8] ; 10. 12-Mike Decker[10] ; 11. O1-Chris Dodd[11]

Heat 3 - (10 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[1] ; 4. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[5] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 7. 79-Blake Nimee[11] ; 8. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[7] ; 9. 4B-Scott Biertzer[10] ; 10. 4K-Kris Spitz[9] ; 11. 7-Scott Uttech[8]

Heat 4 - (10 Laps)

1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 2. 64-Scotty Thiel[7] ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 10V-Matt Vandervere[1] ; 6. 23-Russel Borland[9] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8] ; 9. 41-Dennis Spitz[2] ; 10. 2B-Jimmy Sivia[10] ; 11. 65-Jordan Goldesberry[4]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[3] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 1M-Phillip Mock[7]

C-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 4K-Kris Spitz[1] ; 2. 4B-Scott Biertzer[5] ; 3. 23-Russel Borland[2] ; 4. 56-Ryan Irwin[3] ; 5. 79-Blake Nimee[9] ; 6. 2B-Jimmy Sivia[6] ; 7. O1-Chris Dodd[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 12-Mike Decker[4] ; 10. 12W-Josh Walter[7]

B-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 2. 19-Todd Daun[1] ; 3. 65-Jordan Goldesberry[4] ; 4. 1MM-Jim Moughan[2] ; 5. 94R-Robbie Pribnow[8] ; 6. 7-Scott Uttech[11] ; 7. 41-Dennis Spitz[6] ; 8. 4B-Scott Biertzer[16] ; 9. 53W-Bill Wirth[12] ; 10. 50-Rusty Egan[7] ; 11. 70H-Raymond Hensley[14] ; 12. 43-Jereme Schroeder[10] ; 13. 4K-Kris Spitz[15] ; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison[5] ; 15. 14X-Ben Schmidt[9] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[13]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps)

1. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 48-Brandon Wimmer[9] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[13] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 8. 2-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 9. 64-Scotty Thiel[22] ; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[14] ; 11. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[1] ; 12. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[19] ; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 15. 19-Todd Daun[11] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 17. 99-Kyle Martin[17] ; 18. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[18] ; 19. 10V-Matt Vandervere[20] ; 20. 1M-Phillip Mock[8] ; 21. 68-Dave Uttech[21] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[12] ; 23. 65-Jordan Goldesberry[23] ; 24. 1MM-Jim Moughan[24]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (5/22/2016):

Dale Blaney: 1074

Chad Kemenah: 1052

Sheldon Haudenschild: 1024

Cap Henry: 986

T.J. Michael: 950

Danny Holtgraver: 932

Lee Jacobs: 908

Caleb Helms: 866

Kraig Kinser: 838

Caleb Armstrong: 832

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Earns First Ever Arctic Cat All Star Win at Lincoln Speedway; Weekend action resumes at Wilmot Raceway

LINCOLN, Illinois (May 20, 2016) - For the second time in as many starts, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned a trip to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time during a first ever appearance at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Haudenschild took advantage of a lap-17 restart to earn his position at the front of the field, driving around pole sitter Parker Price-Miller on a rubbered-up racing surface to clinch a second consecutive, $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star payday. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 now has eight career main event victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raising his 2016 win total to two. Parker Price-Miller would hold on to finish second, followed by “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, his second consecutive All Star podium finish.

“Feels great to get one more of these,” said Sheldon Haudenschild. “I just can’t thank Bonzai and the guys enough for what they do for this team. They work their butt’s off every week and it clearly shows. I have a lot of great sponsors who back this team. Without their help and support, we wouldn’t be here. I just can’t thank them enough.”

Sheldon Haudenschild raced in a podium position during the entire 35-lap main event, getting away third after the initial start before capturing second from Chad Kemenah on lap two. Haudenschild made early challenges for the top spot by lap four, attempting back-to-back slide jobs on leader Parker Price-Miller, but Price-Miller prevailed and maintained control. It would be lap 17 before Haudenschild could make a bid for the top spot stick, driving around the outside of Parker Price-Miller during a single-file restart. Haudenschild controlled the remaining distance, surviving one additional restart on lap 22.

“I’ve seen my dad do it a few times, so I figured I had a shot to make it work,” explained Haudenschild regarding his winning move. “I figured that was my only shot to make it work. I restarted as close as I could to Parker (Price-Miller), worked around him and it stuck. I’m just happy to be in victory lane. We’ll head to Wilmot Raceway tomorrow and try again.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their trek through the Midwest on Saturday, May 21, with a visit to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Arctic Cat All Star competitors will race head-to-head with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday night, dueling for a $5,000 top prize during the Fifth Annual IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge. Dale Blaney, the six-time and defending All Star point champion, will lead the charge into Wisconsin on Saturday evening. The Ohio native has earned the last five Arctic Cat All Star main event victories in the “Badger State,” including four consecutive IRA/All Star Sprint Challenges.

Wilmot Raceway will open pit gates for race teams at 12-noon on Saturday, May 21. A mandatory drivers meeting will be hosted at 5:30 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6:15 pm. Racing is scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:45 pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Wilmot Raceway online at www.wilmotraceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Lincoln Speedway, Illinois - Friday, May 20, 2016 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 11.689 Seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild (2nd Quick - 11.421 Seconds) Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cap Henry All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Joe B. Miller Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Kraig Kinser JE Pistons Dash: Parker Price-Miller Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+11) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.330; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.421; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.482; 4.21-Cap Henry, 11.560; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.708; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 11.708; 7.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.769; 8.40-Caleb Helms, 11.786; 9.70-Danny Holtgraver, 11.788; 10.12-Jerrod Hull, 11.791; 11.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.875; 12.42-Cory Bruns, 11.890; 13.44-AJ Bruns, 11.978; 14.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.990; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 12.076; 16.51B-Joe B. Miller, 12.079; 17.29-Joey Moughan, 12.079; 18.22-Bret Tripplett, 12.080; 19.1M-Jim Moughan, 12.157; 20.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.219; 21.77U-Chris Urish, 12.230; 22.65-Jordan Goldesberry, 12.244; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.293; 24.4K-Kody Kinser, 12.332; 25.95-Hunter Mackison, 12.390; 26.52F-Logan Faucon, 12.517; 27.6B-Andy Baugh, 12.587; 28.23D-Trey Datweiler, 12.631; 29.10-Dustin Homan, 12.808; 30.10s-Jeremy Standridge, 13.140; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.167; 32.9X-Paul Nienhiser, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 44-AJ Bruns[5] ; 5. 42-Cory Bruns[1] ; 6. 23D-Trey Datweiler[6] ; 7. 10-Dustin Homan[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 51B-Joe B. Miller[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 3. 65-Jordan Goldesberry[5] ; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 5. 77U-Chris Urish[1] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 7. 6B-Andy Baugh[7] ; 8. 52F-Logan Faucon[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 12-Jerrod Hull[1] ; 4. 22-Bret Tripplett[5] ; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan[6] ; 8. 10s-Jeremy Standridge[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser[8] ; 7. 29-Joey Moughan[5] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 2-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[8]

B-Main 1 - (14 Laps)

1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 2. 23D-Trey Datweiler[8] ; 3. 1M-Jim Moughan[4] ; 4. 4K-Kody Kinser[5] ; 5. 29-Joey Moughan[3] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 7. 6B-Andy Baugh[7] ; 8. 10s-Jeremy Standridge[10] ; 9. 10-Dustin Homan[9] ; 10. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2] ; 11. 52F-Logan Faucon[6]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 12-Jerrod Hull[12] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 7. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 8. 22-Bret Tripplett[15] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[21] ; 11. 51B-Joe B. Miller[9] ; 12. 1M-Jim Moughan[23] ; 13. 60-Kory Crabtree[13] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[16] ; 15. 77U-Chris Urish[18] ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 17. 65-Jordan Goldesberry[11] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 19. 42-Cory Bruns[17] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 21. 44-AJ Bruns[14] ; 22. 23D-Trey Datweiler[22] ; 23. 95-Hunter Mackison[19] ; 24. 4K-Kody Kinser[24]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (5/20/2016):

Dale Blaney: 994

Chad Kemenah: 972

Sheldon Haudenschild: 944

Cap Henry: 906

T.J. Michael: 870

Danny Holtgraver: 852

Lee Jacobs: 828

Caleb Helms: 786

Kraig Kinser: 758

Caleb Armstrong: 752

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Announce 2016 Television Schedule;
Six Events to be Broadcast via Tape-Delayed Basis Beginning with Wilmot Raceway

INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2016) - Open wheel fans from across the Midwest will now have the privilege to experience the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions from the comfort of their own living room. Series officials are pleased to announce the addition of a television schedule, broadcast on a tape-delayed basis, that will feature six Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions events from six different race tracks in three states. Race enthusiasts located in areas outside of Arctic Cat All Star scheduled territory will now have the opportunity to join in on the action, with the first scheduled broadcast set to feature competition from the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin.

“This is a huge step for our series and our competitors,” explained Tony Stewart, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “A deal like this allows our series to be viewed on a whole new level, reaching viewers in areas where we may not visit or have accessibility. It gives our drivers, teams, and sponsors the exposure that they deserve. We are excited for this opportunity and hope to expand on it in the future.”

Teaming together with the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the six-race television schedule will be broadcast via the American Sports Network, expanding Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions exposure in areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana, with national potential also available. The Sinclair Broadcast Group manages over 170 stations in 32 states, reaching 7.5 million followers on social media alone. Arctic Cat All Star competition will be broadcast over many of Sinclair’s major network affiliates including FOX, NBC, ABC, and CBS. The six Arctic Cat All Star events have each been finalized, with exact air dates to be determined at a later time.

Events to be broadcast on the 2016 television schedule include both historical and inaugural programs, giving viewers the opportunity to engage in all areas of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign. The tape-delayed schedule will include such events as the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Eldora Speedway, the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway, the inaugural Dirt Classic Indiana at Kokomo Speedway, and the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Atomic Speedway.

Tape-delayed Television Schedule:

May 21 - Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, Wisconsin - (Air Date: TBD)

May 27 - Attica Raceway Park - Attica, Ohio - (Air Date: TBD)

June 25 - Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, Ohio - Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale - (Air Date: TBD)

July 9 - Sharon Speedway - Hartford, Ohio - Lou Blaney Memorial - (Air Date: TBD)

July 23 - Kokomo Speedway - Kokomo, Indiana - Dirt Classic Indiana - (Air Date: TBD)

October 21/22 - Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, Ohio - All Star Championship Finale - (Air Date: TBD)

Race fans are encouraged to stay alert for further details. Additional news and information regarding the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions television schedule will be posted in the near future. Stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com.

“I think this is something we’ve all been waiting for,” said Tony Stewart. “I’m truly excited to get started.”

About Sinclair Broadcast Group:

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. In addition, Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair owns a multicast network, four radio stations and a cable network. Sinclair’s broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair, either directly or through its venture subsidiaries, makes equity investments in strategic companies. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. was founded in 1986, went public in 1995 and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol SBGI.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Visit to Mercer Raceway Park Cancelled

MERCER, Pa. (May 14, 2016) - Due to inclement weather conditions, Mercer Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have been forced to cancel action scheduled for later this evening, Saturday, May 14. Wet weather invaded the Mercer, Pennsylvania, area during the late night/early morning hours, adding moisture to an already saturated facility. Temperatures are expected to drop into the 30’s late tonight, adding more concern for event officials. Mercer Raceway Park and the Arctic Cat All Stars are searching for a suitable rain date.

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Survives “Friday the 13th” for Lernerville Victory;
Championship standings stay tight

SARVER, Pa. (May 13, 2016) - Wooster’s own Sheldon Haudenschild lived up to his family’s exciting reputation on Friday evening at Lernerville Speedway, mastering all areas of an action-packed racing surface to earn his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2016 season. Haudenschild started third on the feature grid, earning his spot at the front of the field during a lap ten restart. Despite heavy periods of traffic, multiple cautions, and repetitive charges by Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver and Tim Shaffer, Haudenschild held on to capture a seventh career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first at the historic Lernerville Speedway. Danny Holtgraver would cross under the final checkers second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Andrew Palker.

“You have to show up and be ready to race at these All Star races,” explained Sheldon Haudenschild. “We were pretty good all night. During the feature, we were challenged quite a few times. I could see guys trying to drive below me. I knew if I kept hitting my marks and stayed out of trouble, we would be OK. I really can’t thank this team enough. We’ve been showing a lot of speed so far this year. We hope to continue that.”

After a complete restart due to a caution on the opening lap, main event action would officially ignite with the feature pole sitter, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, showing the way. Haudenschild showed speed almost instantly and raced just behind Shaffer, making heavy challenges for the lead during the first five circuits. A battle in traffic between Shaffer, Haudenschild and Chad Kemenah would eventually unfold, allowing Kemenah to slip by Haudenschild on lap six before taking command over Shaffer on lap seven. Unfortunately for Tim Shaffer, a tangle with the turn two cushion would force the pilot of the Rudzik Racing/No. 49 off of the racing surface, allowing Sheldon Haudenschild to reclaim second in the running order.

A caution, followed by red flag conditions on lap ten, would halt the feature field. When green flag conditions resumed, Sheldon Haudenschild made a bid for the lead and succeeded, driving by Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 rolled ahead of the field for the next ten circuits, but not unchallenged. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, who started on the inside of row three, climbed his way into a podium position by halfway, eventually racing bumper to bumper with Haudenschild in traffic before caution flags reappeared on lap 20.

Green flag conditions resumed, but only for three circuits. The main event’s second red flag was displayed on lap 23, resulting in a fuel stop.

Tim Shaffer, who was fourth in the running order during the lap 23 restart, made a huge bid for the top spot after passing the front stretch cone, but would come up short, drifting back to fourth by the feature finish. Shaffer’s attempt to slide by the top-three would hold up Danny Holtgraver and Chad Kemenah, not allowing any attempt at catch Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild would go on to capture the $5,000 top prize, not affected by traffic that stacked two to three wide in the closing circuits. Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver followed in second, with former Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah rounding out the podium finishers.

“Man, it feels good to be home and up here on this platform,” said Danny Holtgraver. “I think we may have had something for Sheldon there at the end, we just kinda got hung up on that last restart. Regardless, I can’t thank my guys enough. They gave me a great race car. We’ll take this second place finish and move on to tomorrow and work for one spot higher.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their tour of Western Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, May 14, at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It will be the first and only appearance by the regional travelers in 2016, awarding a $5,000 winner’s share. The Arctic Cat All Stars made three appearances at the Mercer County oval in 2016, crowning three different winners including Chad Kemenah, Lee Jacobs and Ryan Smith. Smith, dubbed the “Kunkletown Kid,” is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star to earn a feature victory at Mercer Raceway Park, earning $5,000 on July 4, 2015.

Mercer Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, May 14, with the mandatory drivers beginning at 5:30 pm. Hot laps are scheduled to hit the racing surface at 6, sharp! For more information, please visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the Web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Lernerville Speedway - Friday, May 13, 2016
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Eric Williams - 13.317 Seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 12.720 Seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Bryan Sebetto
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Eric Williams
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Logan Wagner
JE Pistons Dash: Tim Shaffer
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: T.J. Michael
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Jack Sodeman Jr.
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.1-Dale Blaney, 12.720; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 12.916; 3.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.955; 4.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.986; 5.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.992; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.014; 7.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.024; 8.49-Tim Shaffer, 13.044; 9.22s-Brandon Spithaler, 13.076; 10.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.077; 11.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.115; 12.21-Cap Henry, 13.117; 13.35-Jared Zimbardi, 13.155; 14.7-Eric Williams, 13.173; 15.60-Kory Crabtree, 13.180; 16.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.184; 17.7W-Logan Wagner, 13.208; 18.10-Carl Bowser, 13.221; 19.13-Brandon Matus, 13.227; 20.8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.232; 21.40-Caleb Helms, 13.288; 22.46-Michael Bauer, 13.301; 23.7K-Dan Shetler, 13.333; 24.8D-Billy Dietrich, 13.341; 25.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.374; 26.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.383; 27.11-Scott Priester, 13.386; 28.4-Danny Smith, 13.387; 29.8M-TJ Michael, 13.402; 30.O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.443; 31.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.524; 32.X-Cory Good, 13.541; 33.2-AJ Flick, 13.676; 34.57-Gary Edwards, 13.685; 35.76-David Jones, 13.696; 36.33-Brent Matus, 13.750; 37.23-Darren Pifer, 13.872; 38.24-Alex Paden, 13.890; 39.51-John Garvin, 14.289; 40.5-Bob McMillin, 14.536; 41.4K-William Kiley, 14.964;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[5] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 7. X-Cory Good[7] ; 8. 57-Gary Edwards[8] ; 9. 23-Darren Pifer[9] ; 10. 24-Alex Paden[10] ; 11. 4K-William Kiley[11]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 21-Cap Henry[3] ; 5. 8D-Billy Dietrich[5] ; 6. 11-Scott Priester[6] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 8. 76-David Jones[7] ; 9. 51-John Garvin[9] ; 10. 5-Bob McMillin[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 7-Eric Williams[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 5. 10-Carl Bowser[6] ; 6. 2-AJ Flick[10] ; 7. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9] ; 8. 46-Michael Bauer[8] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 7W-Logan Wagner[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 35-Jared Zimbardi[2] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6] ; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler[5] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. O8-Dan Kuriger[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 8. 7-Eric Williams[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 46-Michael Bauer[4] ; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 3. 13-Brandon Matus[3] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 5. 2-AJ Flick[13] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 8. 76-David Jones[15] ; 9. 24-Alex Paden[18] ; 10. 51-John Garvin[19] ; 11. 23-Darren Pifer[17] ; 12. 5-Bob McMillin[20] ; 13. 4K-William Kiley[21] ; 14. X-Cory Good[12] ; 15. 7K-Dan Shetler[5] ; 16. 11-Scott Priester[7] ; 17. 19-Joe Kubiniec[6] ; 18. 57-Gary Edwards[14] ; 19. 33-Brent Matus[16] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 21. O8-Dan Kuriger[10]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[15] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[20] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[13] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[25] ; 14. 4-Danny Smith[24] ; 15. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[14] ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[17] ; 17. 13-Brandon Matus[23] ; 18. 35-Jared Zimbardi[16] ; 19. 33-Brent Matus[26] ; 20. 5K-Adam Kekich[22] ; 21. 8D-Billy Dietrich[18] ; 22. 51-John Garvin[28] ; 23. 7-Eric Williams[8] ; 24. 10-Carl Bowser[19] ; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard[27] ; 26. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 27. 8-Bryan Sebetto[10] ; 28. 46-Michael Bauer[21

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standing (5/13/2016):

Dale Blaney: 856

Chad Kemenah: 830

Sheldon Haudenschild: 794

Cap Henry: 770

T.J. Michael: 756

Tim Shaffer: 746

Lee Jacobs: 710

Danny Holtgraver: 708

Caleb Helms: 664

Ryan Smith: 640

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars All Set for Western Pennsylvania Invasion;
Action Ignites “Friday the 13th” at Lernerville

INDIANAPOLIS (May 11, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign this Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, with a return to the “Keystone State,” this time visiting two premier ovals in Western Pennsylvania.

Thirteen Arctic Cat All Star regulars will invade Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park during their upcoming travels, ready to challenge the best that Western Pennsylvania has to offer for two separate $5,000 top prizes. “America’s Series” will attempt to outdo Western Pennsylvania’s finest, ultimately increasing their Pennsylvania win total to four on the season.

“I’ve always enjoyed racing in Western Pennsylvania,” explained Dale Blaney, current All Star point leader and defending champion. “Lernerville Speedway has always been one of my absolute favorite places to race, and Mercer Raceway Park is unique in its own way. It’s a great Western Pennsylvania combination for us as a series. They each have a lot of history and a great local racing tradition. We are all pretty excited to get the weekend going.”

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday night, May 13. It will be the first and only appearance by the regional travelers at the speedway this season. A stout field of weekly sprint car competitors are expected to be on hand to help defend home dirt against the Arctic Cat All Stars, including a pair of Lernerville Speedway track champions, Carl Bowser and AJ Flick. Dale Blaney is the most recent competitor to find victory lane at Lernerville Speedway during Arctic Cat All Star competition, earning high honors on May 1, 2015. The “Low Rider” held off fellow All Star travelers Cody Darrah and Sheldon Haudenschild for the $5,000 paycheck, one of 12 Arctic Cat All Star victories for Blaney in 2015.

Once main event action is complete on Friday night in Sarver, Pennsylvania, Arctic Cat All Star teams will pack up and travel approximately one hour north to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The lone Arctic Cat All Star visit to Mercer in 2016 will feature an All Star Vs. Western Pennsylvania rematch, with many Lernerville Speedway regulars also full-time competitors at Mercer Raceway Park. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made three visits to “MRP” in 2015, crowning three different main event winners. Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs each earned victories at Mercer Raceway Park during Arctic Cat All Star competition last season, with Ryan Smith capturing the most recent on Saturday evening, July 4. The “Kunkletown Kid” kept Dale Blaney and Cody Darrah in his rear-view mirror at the final checkers, one of three Arctic Cat All Star main event wins for the Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, native in 2015.

Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will enter the Western Pennsylvania doubleheader as the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point leader. The “Low Rider,” who owns two victories and eight top-ten finishes in eight starts thus far in 2016, stands on top of the standings with a 34-point margin over fellow former series champion Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, an Alvada, Ohio, native, owns one victory on the season, as well as six top-ten finishes in eight main event starts. Sheldon Haudenschild, Ryan Smith and Cap Henry round out the current top-five.

Lernerville Speedway will open pit gates at 5:00 pm on Friday evening, May 13. The mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by hot laps at 6:40, sharp. For more information, please visit Lernerville Speedway live on the Web at www.lernerville.com.

Mercer Raceway Park will swing open pit doors at 3:30 pm on Saturday afternoon, May 14. The mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 pm, with warm ups hitting the racing surface at 6. Those seeking additional news and information should visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the Web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Appearance at Atomic Speedway Postponed Again until Saturday, June 4;
Action at Bedford Speedway Will Follow on Sunday, June 5

INDIANAPOLIS (April 29, 2016) - With weather forec​​asts predicting high chances of precipitation in the Chillicothe, Ohio-area during most of the day tomorrow, April 30, mixed in with already heavily saturated grounds, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have agreed to postpone the upcoming weekend’s scheduled program to Saturday, June 4. The reschedul​​ed date will set up a doubleheader for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions travelers, concluding with a return to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, June 5.

“We haven’t had much luck with weather so far this spring, but I’m sure things will change,” explained Brad McCown, Atomic Speedway promoter. “We wanted to give our fans and race teams enough time to make alternate plans this weekend. With the weather being an obvious factor, postponing ahead of time gives people an opportunity to save on travel and costs. We hope to see everyone here on June 4.”

Updated information regarding the June 4 program at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will be posted at a later date.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now turn their attention toward a Western Pennsylvania doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. “America’s Series” will visit the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, on Friday evening, May 13, all before trekking less than an hour north to the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, May 14. Each event will award a $5,000 top prize and feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program. Additional updates will be posted in the coming weeks. Stay tuned online at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

(724) 954-4915 / altmeyer119@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
Arctic Cat All Star Action Resumes April 30 at Atomic Speedway;
Dale Blaney Back On Top of Current Series Standings

 

INDIANAPOLIS (April 26, 2016) - The month of April will not go out quietly for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions teams, as they prepare for their last start of the month on Saturday evening, April 30, at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The Chillicothe road trip will end a busy stretch consisting of six races in three weeks for the regional travelers, visiting six different dirt ovals in two states. Recent travels included two separate visits to Central Pennsylvania where the Arctic Cat All Stars raced head-to-head with the “Pennsylvania Posse.” All Star teams prevailed, winning two out of three races against Central Pennsylvania’s finest, including the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 23. The only taste of defeat took shape on Sunday, April 24, at Selinsgrove Speedway where Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich grabbed the Ray Tilley Classic victory.

Only one repeat winner has been crowned thus far in 2016, that being current Arctic Cat All Star points leader Dale Blaney. Blaney earned the HD Supply Spring Nationals victory at Attica Raceway Park on April 15, as well as the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 23. The six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champ stands on top of the current standings with a 34 point cushion over fellow former champion Chad Kemenah.

“We like to stay busy, it keeps our team sharp,” explained Dale Blaney, current Arctic Cat ASCoC point leader. “The first month or so is pretty important, points wise. It really sets the tone for the rest of the season. You never want to find yourself behind or in a position where you are chasing your tail. I think we have a pretty good rhythm going right now. Our job is to keep that momentum going as we head into the next month of our schedule.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be joined by the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) on Saturday evening at the Atomic highbanks. The best in southern Ohio will attempt to outdo the traveling All Stars, all hunting for the $5,000 pay day. As an added bonus for race fans, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the April 30 racing card, giving open wheel enthusiasts a true “must see” blockbuster event.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, April 30. General admission gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00 pm, followed by hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (4.26.16)

1

Dale Blaney

720

2

Chad Kemenah

686

3

Sheldon Haudenschild

644

4

Ryan Smith

640

5

Cap Henry

632

6

T.J. Michael

632

7

Tim Shaffer

604

8

Lee Jacobs

582

9

Danny Holtgraver

562

10

Caleb Helms

546

11

Brent Marks

538

12

Andrew Palker

498

13

Kraig Kinser

494

14

Caleb Armstrong

492

15

Bradley Howard

480

16

Kory Crabtree

442

17

Greg Hodnett

416

18

Lucas Wolfe

404

19

Joe Kubiniec

400

20

T.J. Stutts

338

 

 

Danny Dietrich Uses Late Pass to Win Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway;

Arctic Cat All Stars Continue 2016 Campaign at Atomic Speedway on April 30

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 24, 2016) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich ended the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win streak in Central Pennsylvania at two victories on Sunday evening by capturing the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway. For Dietrich, it was a sixth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his first series win during competition at Selinsgrove. Dietrich, who started on the outside of the front row, earned his spot in victory lane in dramatic fashion; driving under leader Dave Blaney with less than five circuits remaining. The driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, No. 48 withstood a total of four cautions during the main event, including red flag conditions on the initial start, and a fuel stop just before the halfway mark to clinch the $5,000, Ray Tilley Classic top prize.

“Dave (Blaney) was really good early, and I just wasn’t,” explained Danny Dietrich. “We made some adjustments during the open red that made all of the difference in the world. This feels really good. He (Blaney) was long gone at the beginning; I couldn’t even see him. I just need to thank my guys again for all of their hard work these last few months, as well as a long list of others who put a lot of effort into this race team. I just couldn’t do it without them.”

Despite not taking command officially until lap 28, Danny Dietrich battled inside the top-three the entire feature program. “Double-D” raced in the third spot for the first handful of circuits before the main event’s first yellow flag was displayed on lap five for a slowing Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, who was racing in the runner-up position, would go pit-side and not return, surrendering his position to Danny Dietrich. Meanwhile, Dave Blaney controlled the pace on the very top edge of the speedway, opening to a near-six second lead during various segments of the main event.

Dietrich’s ride in the runner-up spot would not go unchallenged; chased and passed by Kraig Kinser during the lap five restart, all before regaining the second position on lap eight. The battle between Kinser and Dietrich would last for several circuits until the event’s next yellow flag appeared on lap 13, ultimately resulting in the main event’s lone fuel stop.

Action resumed with Dave Blaney continuing his fast pace at the front of the field. Danny Dietrich chased the former World of Outlaws champion during the next dozen circuits before the final caution appeared on lap 25, setting up for what turned out to be a dramatic takeover. On lap 28, Dietrich pulled even with the “Buckeye Bullet,” eventually charging ahead of the familiar No. 71M. “Double-D” would go on to score the victory by nearly one second.

“I really didn’t know he was there, I thought we were fine,” said Dave Blaney. “My guys told me I had a pretty good lead, so I tried to drive those first three laps after that last caution as hard as I could, but he drove right up beside me and by me. I was really surprised. It’s unfortunate to lose it at the end. Regardless, we had a really good night.”

“I knew it was just a matter of time,” said Dietrich. “I could feel there was a little patch of rubber in three and four, as well as a little bit of moisture in the bottom of one and two. You had to hit them just right. You can’t lose any speed at this place. I think my guys were telling me to go to the top, but I didn’t want to give up on the bottom. I wouldn’t have any room to drive around him if I went to the top. I just want to thank everyone for coming out on a Sunday night and supporting this race. Great crowd on hand tonight and we all really appreciate it.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, April 30, with a return to the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The rescheduled program, originally intended to be the Arctic Cat All Star point season opener on Saturday, April 2, will include an appearance by the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS), setting up an ASCoC/OSCS duel in southern Ohio. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the evening card, giving fans an ultimate open wheel experience.

Updated news and information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star program at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 30, will be available online at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Selinsgrove Speedway - Sunday, April 24, 2016
Ray Tilley Classic
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Greg Hodnett - 16.539 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: (Second Quick) Dale Blaney - 16.860 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Mark Smith
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Greg Hodnett
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dave Blaney
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Blane Heimbach
JE Pistons Dash: Dave Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (4th)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.600; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 16.860; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.884; 4.23-TJ Stutts, 16.939; 5.3-Pat Cannon, 16.997; 6.27-Greg Hodnett, 17.026; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.072; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.075; 9.21-Cap Henry, 17.090; 10.25-Aaron Ott, 17.101; 11.71m-Dave Blaney, 17.112; 12.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.140; 13.M1-Mark Smith, 17.151; 14.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.184; 15.13-Tim Shaffer, 17.330; 16.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.356; 17.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.379; 18.66-Ryan KIssinger, 17.404; 19.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.422; 20.40-Caleb Helms, 17.457; 21.29-Jason Shultz, 17.483; 22.12-Blane Heimbach, 17.489; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 17.504; 24.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 17.542; 25.94-Ryan Smith, 17.542; 26.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.560; 27.19m-Brent Marks, 17.575; 28.91-Anthony Fiore, 17.608; 29.33-Michael Walter, 17.617; 30.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.642; 31.5-Justin Barger, 17.668; 32.19-Joe Kubiniec, 17.697; 33.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.783; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.829; 35.75-Nicole Bower, 17.861;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 3-Pat Cannon[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 7. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 5. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[7] ; 7. 23-TJ Stutts[3] ; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore[8] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 8. 29-Jason Shultz[7] ; 9. 33-Michael Walter[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Blane Heimbach[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. 66-Ryan KIssinger[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 7. 5-Justin Barger[7] ; 8. 75-Nicole Bower[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 5. M1-Mark Smith[6] ; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 23-TJ Stutts[1] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 29-Jason Shultz[5] ; 6. 33-Michael Walter[9] ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore[8] ; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec[12] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[13] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 11. 75-Nicole Bower[14] ; 12. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 13. 5-Justin Barger[11] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 15. 60-Kory Crabtree[15]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 3. M1-Mark Smith[5] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[9] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 7. 19m-Brent Marks[16] ; 8. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[15] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[22] ; 10. 3-Pat Cannon[11] ; 11. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 13. 25-Aaron Ott[18] ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 15. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[14] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[19] ; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard[23] ; 19. 66-Ryan KIssinger[20] ; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[13] ; 21. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[24] ; 22. 23-TJ Stutts[21] ; 23. 13-Tim Shaffer[12] ; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 25. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (4/24/2016):

1 Dale Blaney 720
2 Chad Kemenah 686
3 Sheldon Haudenschild 644
4 Ryan Smith 640
5 Cap Henry 632
6 T.J. Michael 632
7 Tim Shaffer 604
8 Lee Jacobs 582
9 Danny Holtgraver 562
10 Caleb Helms 546
11 Brent Marks 538
12 Andrew Palker 498
13 Kraig Kinser 494
14 Caleb Armstrong 492
15 Bradley Howard 480
16 Kory Crabtree 442

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Dale Blaney Scores Inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic by Nearly Six Seconds; Arctic Cat All Stars Conclude Central PA Weekend withVisit ta Selinsgrove on April 24

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 23, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions cruised into Central Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon with intentions to beat the “Pennsylvania Posse” on their home dirt. Not only did the Arctic Cat All Stars achieve their goal, they conquered, earning two spots on the feature podium including the very top worth $5,000. The regional travelers are now two-for-two in 2016 during “Posse” competition.

“To win the first race here at Port Royal in Keith Kauffman’s honor is really, really special,” explained Dale Blaney regarding his Keith Kauffman Classic victory. “Hopefully we’ll be back here every year for this deal. I’m the only All Star to have a win at Port Royal so far, so hopefully next year we can still be the only All Star to win here. I wouldn’t be able to do it without Janet and CH Motorsports. Todd and Big Game/GoMuddy came on board last year and gave all of us a great situation. My guys work their tails off for me and I am proud to be a part of this team. ”

Dale Blaney, defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, led every lap of the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, April 23, capturing his 129th career Arctic Cat All Star victory. The “Low Rider” started second on the main event grid, and despite the initial start getting called back due to a caution, the Ohio native surged to the front and controlled the opening circuit.

After dealing with two consecutive cautions on lap four, as well as a fuel stop, Blaney’s lead would eventually stretch to 5.76 seconds at the end of 30 circuits around the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” keeping current series point leader Chad Kemenah at bay. The pilot of the CH Motorsports, GoMuddy.com, No 1B now has three career victories at Port Royal Speedway, with two occurring during Arctic Cat All Star competition. Blaney is now the first repeat winner of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star season, earning his first during the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.

“We were really good tonight,” said Blaney. “I love it when the track gets like this. You can move all around it. It kinda got bottom heavy for me right around the end of the race. I was able to move up to the top to get around some lapped guys, but I would go right back to where I was. We weren’t really gaining on anyone ahead of us in traffic. I just tried to run as hard as I could and keep the car down. Chad (Kemenah) has been running really well lately, and Greg (Hodnett) is the guy to beat over here. They were both on the board so that makes you run a little bit harder.”

Chad Kemenah started fourth on the feature grid, racing into second by the end of lap one. The former four-time Arctic Cat All Star champion followed Blaney the entire 30-lap distance, chasing the defending champion through periods of traffic, which came into effect as early as lap nine. Despite attempts to catch the “Low Rider,” Kemenah would have to settle for second, followed by Greg Hodnett, a fast charging Dave Blaney, and Steve Buckwalter. The main event went undisturbed following the lap four fuel stop.

For Kemenah, it was his fifth top-five performance of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star season, including non-point action in Florida during the early stages of February. The driver of the Hunter Racing, No. 10H will enter the next point event with a six marker advantage over Dale Blaney.

Dave Blaney’s advancement into the top-five during the Keith Kauffman Classic included a hard charge equalling 20 positions. The former World of Outlaws champion, driver of the Motter Motorsports, No. 71M, started 24th on the feature starting grid.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their trek through Central Pennsylvania with a visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night, April 24; the first appearance by the traveling series in 16 years. The Ray Tilley Classic will headline action at the Selinsgrove half-mile, awarding a $5,000 top prize. “Mr. Excitement” Todd Shaffer is the most recent winner at Selinsgrove Speedway during Arctic Cat All Star competition, taking home the checkers on May 7, 2000.

Selinsgrove Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 24, with a mandatory drivers meeting to follow at 5:15. Warm-ups will begin at approximately 5:30 pm, followed by racing at 6:00 pm, sharp. Those interested in learning more should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, April 23, 2016 Keith Kauffman Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Andrew Palker - 16.990 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: (Fourth Quick) Tim Shaffer - 17.433 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: TJ Stutts JE Pistons Dash: Steve Buckwalter Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brent Marks (+15) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Brent Marks (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Doug Esh (13th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.092; 2.55-Mike Wagner, 17.194; 3.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.413; 4.13-Tim Shaffer, 17.433; 5.33-Curt Stroup, 17.444; 6.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.533; 7.1-Dale Blaney, 17.559; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.560; 9.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.633; 10.M1-Mark Smith, 17.640; 11.5-Dylan Cisney, 17.663; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 17.681; 13.23-TJ Stutts, 17.685; 14.25o-Aaron Ott, 17.700; 15.12-Blane Heimbach, 17.704; 16.20-Ryan Taylor, 17.707; 17.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.773; 18.21-Cap Henry, 17.789; 19.19m-Brent Marks, 17.816; 20.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.843; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.866; 22.94-Ryan Smith, 17.867; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 17.937; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 18.022; 25.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.093; 26.07-Doug Esh, 18.202; 27.19G-Cale Grubb, 18.286; 28.81-Lee Jacobs, 18.313; 29.71m-Dave Blaney, 18.341; 30.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.349; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 18.354; 32.47K-Kody Lehman, 18.357; 33.25-Tyler Bear, 18.434; 34.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.522; 35.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.736; 36.19-Joe Kubiniec, 18.777; 37.70-Danny Holtgraver, 20.435;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 55-Mike Wagner[4] ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner[1] ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[5] ; 6. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[6] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman[9] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 4. 33-Curt Stroup[3] ; 5. 19G-Cale Grubb[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore[9] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor[1] ; 4. M1-Mark Smith[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[7] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 9. 25-Tyler Bear[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 23-TJ Stutts[1] ; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney[2] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 25o-Aaron Ott[5] ; 6. 19m-Brent Marks[6] ; 7. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney[1] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[3] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 13-Tim Shaffer[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 2. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[10] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[17] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11] ; 12. 25-Tyler Bear[13] ; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 14. 47K-Kody Lehman[12] ; 15. 91-Anthony Fiore[15] ; 16. 19-Joe Kubiniec[16] ; 17. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[1]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[24] ; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[1] ; 6. 19m-Brent Marks[21] ; 7. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[16] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 10. 12-Blane Heimbach[17] ; 11. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner[11] ; 13. 07-Doug Esh[22] ; 14. M1-Mark Smith[15] ; 15. 33-Curt Stroup[14] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 17. 20-Ryan Taylor[13] ; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[26] ; 19. 55-Mike Wagner[6] ; 20. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 21. 5-Dylan Cisney[3] ; 22. 25-Tyler Bear[27] ; 23. 19G-Cale Grubb[18] ; 24. 13-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 25. 23-TJ Stutts[9] ; 26. 57X-Andrew Palker[12] ; 27. 25o-Aaron Ott[20]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Standings (4/23):

1 Chad Kemenah 584 2 Dale Blaney 578 3 Sheldon Haudenschild 512 4 Cap Henry 512 5 Ryan Smith 512 6 T.J. Michael 510 7 Tim Shaffer 500 8 Danny Holtgraver 482 9 Lee Jacobs 472 10 Caleb Helms 430 11 Andrew Palker 418 12 Brent Marks 402 13 Caleb Armstrong 390 14 Bradley Howard 366 15 Kory Crabtree 362

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

A “Classic” Doubleheader On Deck for Arctic Cat All Stars in Central Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2016) - With the first full weekend of championship points officially in the books, resulting in three different winners at three different facilities, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions can begin preparations for the next phase of their 2016 campaign; a Central Pennsylvania invasion. Arctic Cat All Star travelers will visit two of Central Pennsylvania’s premier half-mile ovals during the upcoming weekend, participating in a pair of “Classics” kicking off on Saturday evening, April 23, at Port Royal Speedway. Over two dozen full-time Arctic Cat All Star teams will make the trek into “Pennsylvania Posse Country” this Saturday and Sunday, including current championship point leader Chad Kemenah.

“When you travel to Central Pennsylvania, you always know what you are in for,” explained Chad Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/No.10H. “It’s a competitive place to race. It’s almost like stepping into a different time zone when you travel to that area. It’s a totally different atmosphere, but we are excited to get back. My brother (Brian Kemenah) and I have been racing well together; really starting to gel. Things are going in the right direction, so now our plan is to keep things going in the right direction. Sometimes that is the hardest part.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their upcoming Central Pennsylvania invasion on Saturday evening, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, honoring National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Keith Kauffman, will headline action at the “Speed Palace” on Saturday night, awarding a $5,000 top prize. The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Port Royal Speedway, winning the Tuscarora 50 in mid-September, 2015. Marks swept the entire Tuscarora 50 weekend, also conquering the Night Before The 50 preliminary program.

As an added bonus, a pre-race gathering will be held at the Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille along Route 35 in Mifflintown from noon until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 23. Fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet with many of Central Pennsylvania’s finest, including a select number of full-time Arctic Cat All Star competitors. A live internet broadcast will be conducted during the pre-race festivities, aired via www.juniatacountyradio.com.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. “America’s Series” will join the “Pennsylvania Posse” for the $5,000-to-win Ray Tilley Classic, the first appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in nearly 16 years. “Mr. Excitement” Todd Shaffer is the last driver to visit Selinsgrove Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star action, taking the checkers on May 7, 2000.

Alveda, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Stars into battle this weekend in Central Pennsylvania. The former four-time All Star champion is the current Series point leader, capturing the most recent Arctic Cat All Star victory at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. Kemenah sits on top of the current championship standings with 438 markers, ten points ahead of defending champion Dale Blaney.

“I don’t pay attention to the points until about the last month of the season,” explained Chad Kemenah, “In fact, if my car owner, Rob Hunter, wouldn’t have told me that we were on top of the standings, I probably still wouldn’t know. I’m happy for our team, especially my car owner. I think this is the first time he has had a car on top of the points. We’ve been working hard and that is clearly paying off. We’ll head east this weekend with a goal to stay relaxed and finish up front.”

The Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway will ignite with pit gates opening at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 23. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6:40. Racing will begin at 7:00 pm, sharp. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

The Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway will activate with pit gates swinging open at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 24. The drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6. Racing will follow shortly after 6:00 pm. Additional news and information can be found at the official online home of Selinsgrove Speedway - www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings:
Pos Driver Points
1 Chad Kemenah 438
2 Dale Blaney 428
3 Tim Shaffer 398
4 Cap Henry 394
5 Sheldon Haudenschild 378
6 T.J. Michael 378
7 Ryan Smith 376
8 Danny Holtgraver 372
9 Lee Jacobs 358
10 Caleb Helms 350
11 Andrew Palker 316
12 Caleb Armstrong 310
13 Kory Crabtree 282
14 Kraig Kinser 276
15 Brandon Spithaler 270

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Chad Kemenah Goes Wire-to-Wire at Bedford Speedway with Arctic Cat All Stars;

Takes Command of Current All Star Standings

BEDFORD, Pa. (April 17, 2016) - Alveda, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah invaded “Pennsylvania Posse” country with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening and left as a Coffee Pot Classic champion. Kemenah, a former four-time All Star titlist, led all 25 laps of the non-stop Coffee Pot Classic main event at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday evening, April 17, securing a spot in Arctic Cat All Star victory lane for the 30th time in his storied career; his first of the 2016 season and his first on the Bedford, Pennsylvania, half-mile. With the victory, Chad Kemenah officially takes command of the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point standings, holding a 10 point advantage over defending series champion Dale Blaney.

“My brother works his tail off,” said Chad Kemenah on the Bedford Speedway victory lane stage. “We have a really great team, although some of them aren’t here tonight. I can’t thank my car owner, Rob Hunter, enough for this opportunity. We have some new sponsors on board with us this year that put a lot of effort into this deal; Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, JRC Transport, Champion Oil. There are so many people that bend over backwards for us. Maxim being a big one, too. They really turned our team around.”

Chad Kemenah, who started third on the main event grid, took command of the feature field at the very drop of the green flag, eventually opening up to a sizeable advantage by lap five. Mark Smith, the feature polesitter, drove his way into second on the opening lap, followed by Cap Henry and defending event winner Greg Hodnett.

While Kemenah continued his dominant display at the top of the running order, mixing his charge with clean air and periods of heavy lapped traffic, Cap Henry and Greg Hodnett started a battle of their own; each working around Tower City’s Mark Smith by lap 13, and eventually setting their sights on each other. Hodnett battled Henry in traffic for several circuits, eventually working around the Coomer Motorsports entry on lap 18. Despite his efforts to close the gap between himself and leader Chad Kemenah, Hodnett would have to settle for second, followed by Cap Henry, Lucas Wolfe and Mark Smith.

“I kinda got bottlenecked there on the start,” said Greg Hodnett. “I thought we had a pretty good car. We had to use the entire race track to make it work. I think I was slowing down a little too much, but once I got it figured out, we got going again pretty good. We tried to get ourselves a little closer, but overall, it was Chad’s night.”

“This is a really great start for our team,” said Chad Kemenah. “Anybody can win on any day. Greg (Hodnett) is one of the best in the country, so when he is behind you, you kinda want to limit your mistakes. My brother had our car dialed-in from the start tonight. We won in ‘Posse Country’ and now we are going to go back to Ohio.”

Plano, Texas, native T.J. Michael was the event's MSD Performance Hard Charger Award winner. The "Texas Traveler" advanced seven positions during the Coffee Pot Classic main event, moving to 13th after starting 20th on the grid. It was Michael's second-ever start on Pennsylvania soil.

Up next on the Arctic Cat All Star schedule is a pair of racing “classics” in Central Pennsylvania. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit two premiere half-mile ovals during their upcoming weekend endeavours, including the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal and the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove. Arctic Cat All Star travelers will race head-to-head with the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” on both occasions, competing for back-to-back top prizes equalling $5,000.

The upcoming weekend will kick off officially on Saturday night, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway. The inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic will headline competition at the “Speed Palace,” the first of three appearances by the Series in 2016. The weekend will continue on Sunday, April 24, with the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway; the first appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars since May 7, 2000. Todd Shaffer was the victor nearly two decades ago, joining 11 other one-time Arctic Cat All Star winners on the sprawling half-mile.

The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks visited Port Royal Speedway’s victory lane stage during the most recent Arctic Cat All Star appearance. Marks earned nearly $15,000 for his Tuscarora 50 victory on Sunday, September 13, capping off a near-perfect weekend for the Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native at Port Royal Speedway.

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming pair of Central Pennsylvania “classics” can do so by visiting each facility live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com and www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Coffee Pot Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 Entrees

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Greg Hodnett - 16.657 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Greg Hodnett - 16.553 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Mark Smith

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Smith

JE Pistons Dash: Mark Smith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: T.J. Michael (+7)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Mark Smith

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: TJ Stutts

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith

Qualifying

1.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.553; 2.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.574; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.059; 4.M1-Mark Smith, 17.127; 5.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.128; 6.55-Mike Wagner, 17.148; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.158; 8.23-TJ Stutts, 17.171; 9.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.186; 10.1-Dale Blaney, 17.193; 11.22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.208; 12.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.259; 13.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.262; 14.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.338; 15.19m-Brent Marks, 17.409; 16.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.413; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.482; 18.8-Billy Dietrich, 17.502; 19.89-Robbie Stillwaggen, 17.584; 20.21-Cap Henry, 17.586; 21.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.607; 22.94-Ryan Smith, 17.629; 23.49-Tim Shaffer, 17.678; 24.1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.741; 25.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.747; 26.4-Danny Smith, 17.772; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 17.791; 28.44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.818; 29.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.824; 30.40-Caleb Helms, 17.876; 31.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 17.973; 32.7K-Dan Shetler, 18.146; 33.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.162; 34.95-Hunter Mackison, 18.175; 35.13-Brandon Matus, 18.179; 36.2-AJ Flick, 18.356; 37.19-Joe Kubiniec, 18.493; 38.76-David Jones, 18.663; 39.33-Brent Matus, 18.695; 40.40H-George Hobaugh, 19.302; 41.5-Bob McMillin, 19.963; 42.49E-Bob Howard, 20.107;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner[6] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 7. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 3. 23-TJ Stutts[1] ; 4. 55-Mike Wagner[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich[6] ; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison[7] ; 8. 76-David Jones[10] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillin[11] ; 10. 44-Rodney Westhafer[8] ; 11. 91-Anthony Fiore[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 8. 40H-George Hobaugh[10] ; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison[9] ; 10. 19G-Cale Grubb[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 7. 2-AJ Flick[9] ; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler[7] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 6. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen[7] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[8] ; 8. 55-Mike Wagner[6]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich[4] ; 5. 44-Rodney Westhafer[7] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[14] ; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler[11] ; 8. 19G-Cale Grubb[6] ; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore[12] ; 10. 40H-George Hobaugh[19] ; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison[5] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 95-Hunter Mackison[13] ; 14. 19-Joe Kubiniec[16] ; 15. 76-David Jones[17] ; 16. 5-Bob McMillin[20] ; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[18] ; 19. 49E-Bob Howard[21] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 21. 2-AJ Flick[15] ; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler[22]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 5. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[13] ; 9. 19m-Brent Marks[15] ; 10. 23-TJ Stutts[12] ; 11. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen[6] ; 12. 55-Mike Wagner[8] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[19] ; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[18] ; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser[21] ; 18. 7W-Logan Wagner[11] ; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich[24] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[23] ; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard[17] ; 24. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[22] ; 25. 4-Danny Smith[10]

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

(724) 954-4915 / altmeyer119@gmail.com

 

 

Jac Haudenschild Dominates Wayne County; Sweeps Program from Start to Finish;

Arctic Cat All Star Triple-Header Weekend Concludes Sunday at Bedford Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 16, 2016) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild lived up to his prestige on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway; sweeping the entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program in fantastic fashion. The nearby Wooster, Ohio, native kicked-off his evening display by breaking the existing track record during qualifying time trials, all before earning victories during his respective heat race, dash, and the 30-lap main event. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of his career at Wayne County Speedway, raising the overall bar to 29 victories with the series during his storied career. The pilot of the Jamie Miller-owned No. 6 utilized the very topside of the speedway, earning the victory by 2.221 seconds over Danny Holtgraver and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit, but this certainly feels good,” explained Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Always feels great coming back here and it always feels great to get a win. Jamie Miller always comes through for me. With a little help from Bonzai Bruns and the crew, we got this thing together in time for tonight. This is really special. I’ve always loved coming to Wayne County Speedway. Hopefully we can get back here and do it again soon.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native Danny Holtgraver followed Jac Haudenschild to the final checkers on Saturday night. The pilot of the Pete Grove-owned, Premiere Motorsports, No. 70 started fourth on the feature grid, but raced inside the top-three during the entire 30-lap distance. “Downtown” battled in the final podium spot for the first 15 circuits, racing close behind Jac Haudenschild and Sheldon Haudenschild until inheriting the runner-up spot during a lap 16 caution.

On lap 16, while chasing his father through traffic, Sheldon Haudenschild made contact with a lapped car, bringing the familiar Haudenschild Racing, Southern Pacific Farms, No. 93 to a stop between turns three and four. The five-time Arctic Cat All Star main event winner in 2015 would be forced to restart at the tail of the field.

After the restart, the last half of the feature program would see no change nor challenge up front with Jac Haudenschild surging on over Danny Holtgraver and Friday night winner Dale Blaney.

“I just want to thank everyone who made this happen for me,” said Danny Holtgraver. “We had some issues last night at Attica, getting upside-down during qualifying time trials, so I wasn’t sure what to think today. We got here and found some issues with the engine. Despite the issues, my guys never gave up and they pushed through. I want to thank Pete Grove again, as well as all of my supporters who stuck by me this entire time. Cody Jacobs never gives up and works to give me a great race car every time we hit the track. This feels really good.”

The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will conclude the Arctic Cat All Star triple-header weekend through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The three-race swing, officially kicking-off the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point championship, launched on Friday night, April 15, at Attica Raceway Park, and will now conclude on the big half-mile in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will face-off against a stout field of competitors from all areas of Pennsylvania, including the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse,” who captured the most recent series victory at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in June, 2015. Greg Hodnett was the victor, holding off a sixth starting Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith.

The Coffee Pot Classic will ignite with pit gates opening at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 17. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, with hot laps to follow at 6. Competition will hit the racing surface at 6:30 pm, sharp. For more information, please visit Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, April 16, 2016

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 Entrees

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.405 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild – 14.125 seconds *NTR

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jac Haudenschild

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sheldon Haudenschild

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah

JE Pistons Dash: Jac Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Jac Haudenschild

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+5)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brad Haudenschild

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1]; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9]; 5. 21-Cap Henry[5]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[8]; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[10]; 8. 9X-Rob Chaney[6]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[12]; 10. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[14]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]; 12. 8M-T.J. Michael[15]; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 14. 60-Kory Crabtree[11]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[19]; 16. 94-Ryan Smith[17]; 17. 23C-Tyler Courtney[18]; 18. 16M-Danny Mumaw[23]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[22]; 20. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs[16]; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker[20]; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[21]; 24. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard[24]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 40-Caleb Helms[1]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3]; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[5]; 6. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard[8]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10]; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec[7]; 9. 23-Nick Patterson[6]; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[9]; 11. 49D-Shawn Dancer[11]; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[12]

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 5. 21-Cap Henry[5]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[6]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks[8]; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9]; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4]; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2]; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree[1]; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[3]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael[7]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5]; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[9]; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4]; 4. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[3]; 6. 23C-Tyler Courtney[8]; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson[7]; 9. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard[9]

Qualifying 1 (2 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.125; 2. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.300; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.307; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.361; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.427; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney, 14.438; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.522; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.526; 9. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 14.544; 10. 21-Cap Henry, 14.553; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.596; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.601; 13. 49-Tim Shaffer, 14.634; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.681; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.690; 16. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.693; 17. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.696; 18. 8M-T.J. Michael, 14.717; 19. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.720; 20. 19M-Brent Marks, 14.726; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.735; 22. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.738; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.765; 24. 8-Bryan Sebetto, 14.840; 25. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.892; 26. 23-Nick Patterson, 14.893; 27. 23C-Tyler Courtney, 14.964; 28. 19-Joe Kubiniec, 15.002; 29. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard, 15.354; 30. 7-Troy Kingan, 15.416

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Dale Blaney Opens Arctic Cat All Star Point Season with Victory at Attica Raceway Park Captures HD Supply Spring Nationals over Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs

ATTICA, Ohio (April 15, 2016) - The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney took advantage of his pole position on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park; leading all but two laps of the 40-lap, HD Supply Spring Nationals main event to capture his 128th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Blaney, who nearly swept the entire HD Supply Spring Nationals program at Attica Raceway Park by earning the second fastest time during qualifying time trials, winning his respective heat race, dash and main event, held off Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs at the final checkers; his 17th visit to Attica Raceway Park victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition. The Ohio native survived two cautions and a “rubber-down” racing surface to secure his $5,000 pay day.

“It is just awesome to come here and race,” explained Dale Blaney, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, No.1. “I’m in a great situation here with this team. My guys always give me a great car. I just have to make sure I go out and drive the thing. Glad we started on the front row tonight. On a surface like this, position really means a lot. I just love coming to Attica Raceway Park. The fans have treated me great the past 28 years of my life and I appreciate it.”

Chad Kemenah, who started third on the main event grid, fell back to fifth after the initial start, but raced his way back into a podium position by lap nine. By lap 14, Kemenah worked forward to find himself second in the running order; passing Lee Jacobs as he continued his persistent charge toward the front. Kemenah drove by Blaney on lap 15 and controlled the top spot for two circuits, eventually re-challenged and passed by Blaney during the 17th circuit. With rubber coming into play, Kemenah found himself out of time and race track, settling for second during his final pass of the flagstand. Lee Jacobs, after starting on the outside-front row, would cross under the checkers third, followed by Byron Reed and Caleb Griffith.

“It was a pretty good race,” said Chad Kemenah. “It took rubber and I got caught behind a lapped car. Just kinda ran out of time. I want to thank all of these fans for coming out and sitting through this tonight. The dust really didn’t play in your favor, but I really appreciate you guys coming out. My car owner gives me a great race car. I just want to thank all of my sponsors. Feels great to get off to a start like this. I think we may have had something for Blaney before getting caught in the rubber. We won’t complain and move on.”

“At first, I really didn’t know where to run,” explained Blaney. “I know where I was running, I wasn’t very good. Kemenah worked around us and kinda showed us where we needed to be. I had to pick up the pace a little bit. We started to run a little bit harder and it worked out.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their march across Ohio and Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 16, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The second full points event of the 2016 season will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner. It was local Arctic Cat All Star favorite Sheldon Haudenschild picking up the victory during the last series visit to Wayne County Speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native held off eventual All Star champion Dale Blaney and fellow Wooster native Rob Chaney at the final checkers.

Wayne County Speedway officials will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, April 16. The mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm, sharp. Additional news and information, such as ticket prices, can be found live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Attica Raceway Park - Friday, April 15, 2016 HD Supply Spring Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 40 Entrees State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Caleb Armstrong - 12.351 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney (2nd) - 12.315 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brian Lay All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Dale Blaney JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Travis Philo (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Griffith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chris Andrews Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms

Qualifying

1.09x-Carson Macedo, 12.198; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 12.315; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.329; 4.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.337; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.344; 6.23c-Tyler Courtney, 12.366; 7.40-Caleb Helms, 12.389; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.439; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 12.445; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 12.446; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.482; 12.8-Bryan Sebetto, 12.518; 13.23-DJ Foos, 12.526; 14.5-Byron Reed, 12.527; 15.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.540; 16.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.541; 17.45L-Brian Lay, 12.599; 18.73-Chris Andrews, 12.611; 19.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.637; 20.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.641; 21.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.680; 22.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.702; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.707; 24.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.716; 25.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.784; 26.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.836; 27.6-Bill Rose, 12.846; 28.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.853; 29.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.939; 30.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.048; 31.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.151; 32.38-Matt Westfall, 13.168; 33.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.234; 34.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.237; 35.83M-Broc Martin, 13.394; 36.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.450; 37.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.713; 38.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.996; 39.21-Cap Henry, 13.997; 40.70-Danny Holtgraver, 99.390;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 60K-Jody Keegan[6] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[9] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 7. 09x-Carson Macedo[4] ; 8. 38-Matt Westfall[8] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[4]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 6-Bill Rose[6] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9]

Dash 1 (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 09x-Carson Macedo[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[19] ; 11. 21-Cap Henry[18] ; 12. 38-Matt Westfall[12] ; 13. 7-Shawn Valenti[16] ; 14. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11] ; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 18. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[20]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 10. 73-Chris Andrews[14] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 12. 49-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 13. 23c-Tyler Courtney[15] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[12] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 18. 9x-Rob Chaney[13] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[16] ; 20. 21-Cap Henry[26] ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker[22] ; 22. 09x-Carson Macedo[21] ; 23. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[23] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[24] ; 26. 83M-Broc Martin[19]

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Will Launch Point Championship with Triple-Header Weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania!

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2016) - The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point chase will officially activate in a big way during the upcoming weekend, with three scheduled events on three consecutive nights in two states. The Series, accompanied by 14 full-time travelers from all areas of the northeast, led by six-time and defending champion Dale Blaney, will trek through areas of Ohio and Pennsylvania during their upcoming three-race excursion, competing for a top prize of $5,000 on all three nights. The point championship was intended to begin on Saturday, April 2, but has since been pushed back two weeks due to Mother Nature.

“Hopefully last weekend was the last of the ‘Arctic’ weather this year,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Stars. “We’d love to be able to get all five races in over the next two weekends in Ohio and Pennsylvania. This is going to be a fun year for sure.”

The triple-header weekend will ignite officially on Friday evening, April 15, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals, originally set to take shape on Saturday, April 9, but was moved due to cold weather, will take center stage at the Attica oval on Friday night, complete with the first full Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point program of 2016. Ryan Smith is the defending HD Supply Spring Nationals winner, holding off charges by Andrew Palker and Greg Wilson.

Competition will continue on Saturday evening, April 16, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Saturday’s program will be the first of four appearances by the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” in 2016. It was Sheldon Haudenschild visiting victory lane during the most recent visit by the Arctic Cat All Stars on September 6, keeping eventual Series champion Dale Blaney at bay, followed by Rob Chaney. Haudenschild’s victory at Wayne County Speedway was his fifth and final All Star win of the 2015 season.

The Coffee Pot Classic at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will conclude the triple-header weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bedford, Pennsylvania, half-mile oval will not only welcome the highly talented roster of Arctic Cat All Star travelers, but a competitive field of Central Pennsylvania competitors, better known as the “Pennsylvania Posse,” are also expected to join in on the action, including defending event winner Greg Hodnett. Hodnett and fellow “Posse” competitor Danny Dietrich swept the top two spots on the podium on June 7, 2015, followed by three-time All Star main event winner last season Ryan Smith.

“I think we are all pretty excited to get the point season started,” explained Dale Blaney; six-time and defending All Star champion. “The weather hasn’t been too cooperative, but things look to be OK for all three days this weekend. Despite the last two weekends getting distracted with weather, our mind frame and focus hasn’t changed. The road to another title starts this weekend. We have to take everything one race at a time, but it is still important to get a solid start to the year. We’ll head into the weekend with the intent to win all three.”

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 pm on Friday afternoon, April 15. Competition is scheduled to hit the speedway at 7:45. For more news and information, such as ticket prices and seating chart, please visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway will swing open gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, followed by warm-ups at 6:00 pm and racing at 7. Additional event information can be found on the official online home of Wayne County Speedway at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will kick start with gates opening at 4:00 pm. Hot laps will hit the half-mile at 6:00 pm, followed by racing at 6:30 pm, sharp. Other related news can be found online at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Portion of HD Supply Spring Nationals Rescheduled for Friday, April 15

Attica Event Opens Triple-Header Weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania

ATTICA (April 5, 2016) - With extremely cold temperatures forecasted for Saturday, April 9, in Attica, Ohio, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Attica Raceway Park officials have decided to postpone Saturday night’s portion of the HD Supply Spring Nationals to Friday night, April 15. Temperatures are forecasted to only reach the mid 30s on Saturday, with the low temperature dipping as far down as the low 20s.

“With the weather becoming an obvious factor for the weekend, it’s in our best interest to postpone the event to April 15th,” explained Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park. “We want everyone to have a positive and enjoyable experience at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing.’ Our goal is to maximize this event’s potential and rescheduling will certainly help that. We hope to see everyone here to support the Arctic Cat All Stars on Friday, April 15.”

The rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals presented by UUI & Fisher Performance will ignite what is now a triple-header weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions through Ohio and Pennsylvania. After their visit to Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, April 15, Arctic Cat All Star teams will travel east to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, OH on Saturday, April 16, followed by a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway near Bedford, PA on Sunday, April 17.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, April 15, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m., sharp. Ticket prices include $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for children ages 11-15, with kids 10 years of age and younger granted admission at no charge. Pit passes will be $35. As an added bonus, the ALMS Late Models will also be on the April 15 program, along with the 305 sprint cars; the Dirt Trucks have been removed.

Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com, as well as on all of the available social media including Twitter: https://twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark/?fref=ts

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Wet Weather Ends Arctic Cat All Star “Rumble in the Hills” at Atomic Speedway; Rescheduled for April 30

CHILLICOTHE, Oh. (April 2, 2016) - A late afternoon shower mixed with high winds and additional threatening weather throughout the evening forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Atomic Speedway officials to reschedule Saturday night’s “Rumble in the Hills” at Atomic Speedway. The event will now be held on Saturday, April 30. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will battle with the Ohio Sprint Car Series during the evening program. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the evening agenda. Stay tuned for additional news and information online at www.atomicspeedway.net.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, April 9, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The HD Supply Spring Nationals will headline competition at the Attica short track, awarding a $5,000 top prize.

“The Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned the HD Supply Spring Nationals victory in 2015, holding off Andrew Palker and Greg Wilson at the final checkers. Smith was one of four different Arctic Cat All Star winners at Attica Raceway Park in 2015; Dale Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild and Cody Darrah also earned victories over the course of the season.

Those seeking additional information regarding the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 9, should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com. Gates are scheduled to swing open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, followed by racing at 7:00 p.m., sharp.

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Loaded Arctic Cat All Star Roster Ready for Points Season to Begin at Atomic Speedway

14 Full Time Drivers Set to Begin 2016 Campaign this Saturday Night

INDIANAPOLIS (March 29, 2016) - Since returning home from Florida, where the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions kicked-off the 2016 season with three, non-point events at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park, teams have been hard at work preparing for the next seven months of their Arctic Cat All Star campaign. Sprint car teams from all across the country will begin their point championship hunt in less than a week; launching a remaining schedule complete with 45 events across seven different states, stretching from early April until late October.

“We are really excited about 2016 and getting the points season kicked off this Saturday night at Atomic Speedway,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “We’ve got a strong group of traveling teams this year with a mix of returning veterans and some young talent that will challenge for wins throughout the season. We can’t thank our teams, tracks and fans enough for their support this year.”

“America’s Series” will launch the point championship season officially on Saturday evening, April 2, at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Arctic Cat All Star fans will be exposed to some of the most exciting 410 sprint car racing in the region, complete with 14 full-time travelers on the 2016 tour. Leading the roster will be six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, Dale Blaney. Dubbed the “Low Rider,” Blaney is also the most recent Series winner at the Atomic Speedway high banks. The Ohio native scored the $10,000 Open Wheel Championship on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

“We are excited to get back out on the road with the All Stars,” Dale Blaney said. “I think with Arctic Cat involved this season, things are going to be bigger and better. It’s a great thing for our sport and it’s a great thing for this series. The schedule looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. Our goal is going to be business as usual; go out and try to put ourselves up front and ultimately win a championship. We are excited to get started, especially at Atomic where we’ve been successful.”

Kraig Kinser, the 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion and recent Arctic Cat All Star winner at Bubba Raceway Park, will also join the Series full-time in 2016, along with former Series champion and two-time main event winner in 2015, Chad Kemenah. Kinser will call the Arctic Cat All Star schedule home after several seasons on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series trail. The Bloomington, Indiana, native is the son of 20-time WoO champion Steve Kinser and will work to add more legacy to his family’s racing reputation with an Arctic Cat All Star title in 2016. Kemenah, also a former full-time World of Outlaws competitor, finished third in the 2015 Arctic Cat All Star championship standings and will work for a fifth career Series title during the upcoming season.

Other former Arctic Cat All Star main event winners that will travel full-time in 2016 include Caleb Griffith (2), Sheldon Haudenschild (6), Lee Jacobs (3) and Danny Holtgraver (9). Haudenschild, driver of the Southern Pacific Farms, No. 93, earned five of his six career Arctic Cat All Star victories in 2015, finishing sixth in the final championship standings. Holtgraver, a staple on the tour for the last three seasons, who finished eighth in last year’s championship standings, will rejoin the tour in 2016 with a new team and new attitude.

“It’s always nice to get back out on the road,” Danny Holtgraver explained, pilot of the Pete Grove-owned No. 70. “We’ve been busy the last few weeks getting everything ready to go. This tour can be demanding, but also very rewarding if you run well or earn a win. Last year was a tough year, but we cleared our minds and reevaluated the situation. We have a great deal with Pete Grove and we couldn’t be more excited. Our goal is to add to our career win list and put ourselves in the hunt for a championship.”  

Former USAC Kenyon Midget champion Caleb Armstrong, 2015 OVSCA champion Kory Crabtree, Caleb Helms, Texas native T.J. Michael, former Wayne County Speedway champion  Andrew Palker, Cap Henry, and “Pennsylvania Posse” representative Bradley Howard will each add more depth and talent to the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star tour. Henry, Palker and Helms have each toured with the Series during recent seasons, while Armstrong, Crabtree, Michael and Howard have not. The strong mixture of young talent and experience will create one of the most competitive and diverse Arctic Cat All Star fields in recent history.

“We are definitely eager to get the season launched officially,” Bradley Howard said, pilot of the Rocket Drywall, No. 49. “It is going to be a challenge, but we are excited. It took us a while to play everything out and make the decision to follow the tour, but I’m glad we did. Racing with this level of competition will make us a better team. We are going to race as hard as we can and attempt to learn as much as we can every time we are on the race track. That’s what this entire season is going to be all about.”

The upcoming “Rumble in the Hills” at Atomic Speedway will feature a full Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions format, awarding a $5,000 top prize. The April 2 program will kick-off a busy April schedule for the traveling Series, including six events over a four weekend span in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the “Rumble in the Hills,” including time schedule and ticket prices, should visit Atomic Speedway live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Full-Time Driver Info:

Caleb Armstrong
Dale Blaney
Kory Crabtree
Caleb Griffith
Sheldon Haudenschild
Caleb Helms
Cap Henry
Danny Holtgraver
Bradley Howard
Lee Jacobs
Chad Kemenah
Kraig Kinser
T.J. Michael
Andrew Palker

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.  Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years.  Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Announces 2016 Series Partners

INDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2016) – The All Star Circuit of Champions is pleased to announce a long list of new and returning marketing partners for the 2016 season. Dedicated sponsors, contingency and primary alike, will help fuel the entire upcoming campaign; an action packed schedule comprised of over 50 race dates in nearly ten states.

Announced in January, Arctic Cat will assume the naming sponsorship of the Series in 2016. The newly named Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the points season at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 2nd.

“We are extremely excited and grateful for the growing list of partnerships”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Our team will work hard in making sure each and every one of our partners achieves the brand recognition through the All Star Series that will help drive consumers to their websites and stores.”

The All Stars have also secured new partnerships with EMi, State Water Heaters, Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts, and Classic Ink USA in addition to maintaining relationships with the following partners.

Sponsor breakdown:

Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire of the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions.

Racing Electronics is the official and exclusive radio provider of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Series contingency sponsors include: Daido Engine Bearings, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance and Outback Steakhouse.

Daido Engine Bearings will award each A-main winner

Lincoln Electric will award the quick qualifier at each event

MSD Performance will award the hard charger each A-main event.

Outback Steakhouse will award the 5th, 10th and 15th finisher of each A-main event

JE Pistons is the 2016 dash sponsor.

Hunt Brothers Pizza, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and Kistler Engines/Racing Products are the 2016 heat race sponsors.

EMi is the official driver’s meeting sponsor.

State Water Heaters is the official sponsor of each and every hot lap session in 2016.

Kear’s Speed Shop, Donovan Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Classic Ink USA and Jake’s Golf Carts are also sponsors of the All-Stars this season.

About our sponsors:

Arctic Cat: Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and Side by Sides under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories.

Hoosier Racing Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide.

Racing Electronics: Racing Electronics has been in the racing business for over 25 years. What began as a hobby in 1988 has now grown to the #1 company in Race Communications worldwide. Their trackside service program has been designed and proven to provided competitors, tracks and racing series’ with a full line of equipment and technical support to be the best in the industry. Look around at any major racing event and you will see Racing Electronics everywhere, helping their loyal customers, whether its professional or amateur racers, race fans or series race officials. More information on all the great products of Racing Electronics is available www.racingelectronics.com.

Daido Engine Bearings: Daido Metal produces Original Equipment automotive engine bearings for the most recognizable brands around the world and is also a leading producer of engine bearings in every other engine market from power sports to marine and off-highway heavy machinery. Daido is a leader in race engine bearings serving all major global race series and the race engine builder market, including the All Stars Series.

Lincoln Electric: We are a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Our enduring passion for the development and application of our technologies allows us to create complete solutions that make our customers more productive and successful.

MSD Performance: MSD products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it's a daily driver, dirt tracker, 4-wheel drive, a seven second Pro Stock car or Big Foot. MSD is your exclusive performance ignition company and we thank you for your interest and support.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.

Hunt Brother’s Pizza: With more than 7,300 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers regular, thin crust, and breakfast pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, Hunt Brothers® Wings and boneless WingBites® and our NEW Cheesebread. Family owned and operated for over 25 years and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company provides all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

JE Pistons: With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block aluminum cylinder heads. Since 1986, the family owned business of Bob and Susie Williams caters to the finest engine builders and racers alike looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off road, marine or road racing, you can always count on All Pro.

Kistler Engines/Racing Products: Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high-performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. We pride ourselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. & 305 c.i.), as well as, late models & midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on rebuilds.

State Water Heaters: State Water Heaters is a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential water heaters. State offers over 500 water heater products, and has consistently developed new technologies to ensure longer product life. Based in Ashland City, Tennessee, State has seven water heater manufacturing plants. Hundreds of distribution centers across the United States ensure efficient service to State’s national customer base of residential homeowners, wholesalers, contractors, and other members of the engineering community.

Eagle Motorsports (EMi): EMi builds chassis and components for four segments of the open wheel industry with four unique brands. Thirty years in the making brought Eagle Motorsports, Schnee Chassis, Stallard Chassis, and Henchcraft Chassis together to collaborate and create the most responsive and safest micro sprints, lightning sprints, and sprint cars available. www.EagleMotorsports.com

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts: Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts is a full service facility carrying new and used trailers. Trailer lines available include United, Cobra, Intech, and Cargo Mate. Elliott’s is also an authorized EZ-GO golfcart dealer. They offer repair and service on all of their products, as well as carry a large line of parts and accessories. Elliott’s has been in the trailer business since 1995 and a golfcart dealer since 2004, serving areas all over the world. Contact Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts today at www.elliottstc.com

Classic Ink USA: The official apparel provider of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Located just outside of Butler, Pennsylvania, Classic Ink USA has become a local, regional and national competitor in custom school wear, sportswear, business apparel, and race wear; helping your team and fan base keep up with the competition with trendy new looks and designs. Contact Classic Ink USA today at www.classicinkusa.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Rules Bulletin: Arctic Cat All Stars Announce Updated Tire Rule

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2016) - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tech officials have updated the right rear tire rule for the 2016 season. In addition to the H15, Medium and H20, competitors will be permitted to use the W18 Hoosier tire as an added option for the remainder of the season.

Like prior seasons, Arctic Cat All Star competitors will only be permitted to use one (1) right rear tire per program; utilizing the same tire for time trials, heat race and feature. In addition, competitors may use any of the above listed right rear tire compounds during warm-ups, as well as any of the above listed right rear tire compounds during the C-main, B-main and dash. Right rear tires used during time trials will be marked by officials and checked before each heat race and feature. Right rear tires used during warm-ups, C-main, B-main and dash are not required to match the compound of the tire used during time-trials, heat race and feature.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Announce Mega Championship Finale at Atomic Speedway Weekend Headlined with Race of Champions and $20,000-to-win A-Main

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (March 11, 2016) - 2016 will prove to be an historical season for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Not only will race fans have the opportunity to chase the region’s finest sprint car drivers across much of the Midwest and northeast, visiting venues in seven different states over the course of the next seven months, but they will also have the opportunity to witness a record breaking, season-ending program at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Star championship finale, set for Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, will feature one of the largest, single event purses in the history of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; boasting a $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start guaranteed payout.

“We’ve got the whole 2016 season in front of us, but we can’t wait for the $20,000 win finale at Atomic in October”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “In a perfect world, we’ll have two or three teams and drivers battling for the championship that weekend. Brad and his team do a tremendous job at Atomic; what a great event to end the season. I hope this sets the stage for many years to come.”

The two-day spectacle will ignite on Friday evening, October 21, with a full schedule of preliminary competition. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will participate in warm-up sessions, qualifying time trials and heat races, all set to help determine Saturday night’s A-main starting line-up. Also on tap Friday night will be the inaugural Race of Champions; a showcase featuring a potential field of local, regional and national 410 sprint car track champions and touring champions. The Race of Champions will feature a sixteen-car field, determined by qualifying efforts on Friday night. More information regarding the Race of Champions format will be released later in the year.

The Arctic Cat All Star season finale at Atomic Speedway will continue on Saturday evening, October 22, with a full lineup of expected mains, including the final Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-main of the 2016 season. The high-dollar A-main purse equals an impressive $66,000; awarding $1,000-to-start, $1,600 for tenth, $2,300 for fifth, $10,000 for second, and $20,000-to-win. The Saturday evening program will conclude with the crowning of the 2016 Series Champion.

“I would like to thank Tony Stewart and the entire Arctic Cat All Star staff for supporting our efforts at Atomic Speedway” said Brad McCown, promoter of Atomic Speedway, “It is special to have the Arctic Cat All Stars ignite their point season at Atomic Speedway, as well as end it. We were fortunate enough to make all of this happen. As a promoter, it is my job to deliver the best entertainment possible for my fans. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are certainly at the top of that list. ”

Additional news and updates regarding the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale will be posted regularly at the official online home of Atomic Speedway; www.atomicspeedway.net.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Announce Schedule Changes to the 2016 Season

Fremont Speedway Shows Canceled

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (March 9, 2016) – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions announced today that three events on the 2016 schedule have been cancelled. Events on May 28, June 25 and September 17 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, have all been canceled.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will move their June 4 Arctic Cat All Star event to Saturday, May 28, with a rain date of May 29.

Eldora Speedway will move their Thursday, June 23, Ohio Sprint Speedweek program to Saturday, June 25, with a rain date of Sunday, June 26. This show will be the $10,000-to-win finale event of Speedweek. Thursday, June 23, will become a rain date, if needed, for any of the first six Speedweek events beginning on June 17th.

The weekend of September 16-17 will become an open weekend for the All Star Series for the potential rescheduling of weather postponed events throughout the year.

“I’m certainly disappointed in the schedule changes; we’ve worked hard over the past 15 months to try to bring unification to 410 sprint car racing under the All Star umbrella”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “Rob (Hunter) and Shane (Helms) were willing to work with us last year to bring their group back to the All Stars and we’ve had great support from a large majority of tracks. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to unite with Fremont Speedway on common goals for the Series and 410 sprint car racing. We look forward to building the All Star Series in 2016 and in years to come with the support from our tracks, teams and most importantly the fans that support all of our events.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions begin their points season on Saturday, April 2, at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

 

I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA set for July 29-31
Three day All Star swing through Western Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS (February 17, 2016) - Western Pennsylvania sprint car fans have three important dates to circle on their 2016 calendar, and all three involve Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will round out the month of July with three consecutive nights of competition at three different Western Pennsylvania ovals. The inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery will feature three, $5,000-to-win programs on July 29-31. As an added bonus, a $3,000 point fund will also be on the line for the weekend’s top racers.

“All of the promoters involved, including myself, are very excited for the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout” Tri-City Raceway Park promoter Chad Wagner said, “This is going to be a very special weekend for the drivers and fans. There are a lot of people who helped bring this concept together. The I-79 Summer Shootout has the potential to grow into something even bigger in 2017. Our goal is to maximize that potential and really give the fans in our area something unique and exciting to look forward to each and every year.”

The inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will ignite with a Friday night visit to the Eriez Speedway just outside of Erie on July 29. The three-eighths mile dirt oval, smallest on the weekend swing, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time ever during the I-79 Summer Shootout.

After a short, two hour jaunt down Interstate 79, the I-79 Summer Shootout will resume on Saturday evening, July 30, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will prove to be a fast and action-packed battleground for the Western Pennsylvania regulars and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, with potential speeds reaching 150 mph. All Star competitors visited PPMS on two separate occasions in 2015, with Greg Wilson and Dale Blaney each making victory lane appearances.

“This deal may be the best sprint car racing our fans see in our region this year” Pittsburgh promoter Matt Miley said, “Fans have the chance to watch the All Stars race on three consecutive nights, at three historic tracks, with three different configurations. The promoters have all been working together to make this a win for everyone. We hope to see everyone here in July!”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will wrap-up the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout on Sunday, July 31, at Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania. It will the first appearance by the All Stars since Tri-City Speedway was re-established as Tri-City Raceway Park in 2014. The half-mile dirt oval sat idle for four years, but has since been renovated into a state-of-the-art venue.

As an added bonus for regional fans, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be joined by the RUSH dirt late models during their Western Pennsylvania trek. The regional crate stars will support the region’s finest open wheel teams on all three nights of the 2016 I-79 Summer Shootout.

“This has the making to be a fantastic weekend of racing” Chad Wagner said, “The tracks have all teamed together to make this a success. We want to attract a large, regional fan base and have them excited to do it again in 2017. The countdown to the I-79 Summer Shootout begins now.”

Additional news regarding Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Tri-City Raceway Park can be found on the Web at www.eriez-speedway.com, www.ppms.com and www.tricityracewaypark.com. Information regarding ticket prices, camping availability and event time schedules will all be online in the coming weeks.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Cruises to Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals Win

BARBERVILLE, Florida (February 11, 2016) - Donny Schatz surpassed his Wednesday night performance by one position on Thursday evening, mastering the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile en route to a $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, who charged from the fifth row to secure his position in victory lane, increased his Arctic Cat All Star win total to 12 on his career. The Fargo, North Dakota, native cruised to the final checkers by a near four second lead. Dale Blaney and Jason Johnson rounded out the podium finishers.

“This is an incredible race team” Donny Schatz said, “I didn’t want to have to call the boss tonight and tell him I left something on the table. Just an incredible effort by these guys.”

Danny Lasoski and Jason Johnson led the 24 feature starters to green at Volusia Speedway Park. Lasoski controlled the opening lap before losing the top spot to Johnson. The “Ragin’ Cajun” made his way to the top-side of the speedway, eventually extending his lead over Danny Lasoski and Dale Blaney. Traffic would soon come into play, but a lap ten caution would bring the field to a stop for the first and only time. Paul McMahan made contact with the turn one wall; he would walk away unharmed.

Johnson brought the field back to life during the lap 10 restart, returning to the point position over Danny Lasoski and Dale Blaney. Donny Schatz, who started tenth on the grid, climbed his way to a top-five position for the first time during the restart. The pilot of the familiar Tony Stewart Racing/No. 15 continued his pursuit toward the front, ultimately capturing the fourth position by lap 13 and the third position by lap 14, utilizing all lanes of the slick, Volusia Speedway Park surface. Schatz continued to waste little time, eventually taking command of the runner-up position over Danny Lasoski on lap 17. It would only take three more green flag circuits before Schatz could diminish Jason Johnson’s charge at the front of the field, taking the top spot officially on lap 20.

“You have to go where everyone else isn’t” Schatz explained, “We were decent, I just had to find my way around. Once we got going, we were pretty good. This race team is incredible for sure. I have the best job in the business.”

Six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney attempted a late-race charge, but would fall short. The “Low Rider” started fourth on the feature grid and raced inside the top-five during the entire distance. Blaney made his final move of the 30-lap main event on lap 25 when he raced around Jason Johnson for second.

“We’ve been really good all year, really” Blaney explained, “The guys have been working hard. Can’t thank Big Game, Muddy, CH Motorsports enough. I’m not sure if I needed that red. I felt like I couldn’t get going after that. This is a great group of cars racing down here. We’ll take second, come back tomorrow and see if we can do one better.”

With their 2016 Florida campaign officially in the history books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now spend the next six weeks preparing for their first points event of the 2016 season. The Arctic Cat All Stars will next invade the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The “Rumble in the Hills” program will feature a $5,000 top prize on Saturday evening, April 2; the first visit by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions since August 1, 2015. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star main event winner at the Atomic highbanks, capturing the $10,000 Open Wheel Championship over Ryan Smith and Sheldon Haudenschild. Those who would like to know more about the 2016 “Rumble in the Hills” program on Saturday, April 2, should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Volusia Speedway Park - Thursday, February 11, 2016
DIRTcar Nationals (Non-Point Event)
Entrants: 30
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Greg Hodnett - 13.648
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jason Johnson - 13.329
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brad Sweet
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Lasoski
JE Pistons Dash: Danny Lasoski
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (2nd)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Bryan Clauson
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kerry Madsen

Qualifying

1.41-Jason Johnson, 13.329; 2.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.337; 3.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.417; 4.49-Brad Sweet, 13.428; 5.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.493; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.524; 7.15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 8.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.542; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 13.550; 10.5-David Gravel, 13.563; 11.1s-Sammy Swindell, 13.570; 12.2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.581; 13.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.622; 14.83-Joey Saldana, 13.641; 15.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.692; 16.07-Doug Esh, 13.705; 17.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.719; 18.7-Paul McMahan, 13.767; 19.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.775; 20.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.830; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.846; 22.71mx-Paul May, 13.858; 23.4-Danny Smith, 13.859; 24.24-Terry McCarl, 13.869; 25.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.916; 26.2-Shane Stewart, 13.966; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 14.067; 28.71A-RJ Johnson, 14.217; 29.59-Austin McCarl, 14.222; 30.1SX-Logan Schuchart, 99.520

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 49-Brad Sweet[1] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[4] ; 6. 83-Joey Saldana[7] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen[10] ; 9. 24-Terry McCarl[9] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 2. 1s-Sammy Swindell[3] ; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen[1] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart[8] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 7. 1SX-Logan Schuchart[10] ; 8. 59-Austin McCarl[9] ; 9. 71mx-Paul May[6] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[1] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[8] ; 6. 49-Brad Sweet[3] ; 7. 1s-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen[8] ; 5. 07-Doug Esh[2] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[7] ; 7. 71mx-Paul May[5] ; 8. 59-Austin McCarl[10] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 11. 1SX-Logan Schuchart[11]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[10] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[11] ; 8. 49-Brad Sweet[6] ; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett[8] ; 11. 5-David Gravel[13] ; 12. 83-Joey Saldana[16] ; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman[14] ; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser[20] ; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen[22] ; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah[19] ; 17. 70-Danny Holtgraver[21] ; 18. 24-Terry McCarl[24] ; 19. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[17] ; 20. 2-Shane Stewart[15] ; 21. 1s-Sammy Swindell[7] ; 22. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[18] ; 23. 7-Paul McMahan[12] ; 24. 07-Doug Esh[23]

 

 

Dave Blaney Scores Arctic Cat All Star Opener at DIRTcar Nationals Holds Off Defending Outlaw Champion for $5,000 Payday

BARBERVILLE, Florida (February 10, 2016) - The “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney capitalized on his outside front row starting position on Wednesday evening and scored the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Volusia Speedway Park. The pilot of the Motter Equipment, Motter Motorsports, No. 71M took command of the 30-lap, DIRTcar Nationals main event at the halfway signal and never looked back, surviving two cautions and periods of late-race traffic to score his 47th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz finished second, followed by Brownsburg, Indiana, native Joey Saldana.

“I’m thrilled to be driving for Dan Motter” Dave Blaney said, “We wanted to come here and be competitive, and we ended up winning it. Can’t thank my guys enough. They did a great job tonight and really helped put this entire deal together.”

After utilizing a unique format, combining qualifying points, heat race finishing points and an eight-car dash, the evening’s starting grid was set. Joey Saldana and Dave Blaney led the 24 starters to green at Volusia Speedway Park. The “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana took command on the opening lap, setting a torrid pace during the first nineteen, caution-free circuits. After falling to third at the opening green, Blaney worked his way forward; recapturing the runner-up spot from second row starter Greg Hodnett on lap eight. Less than ten laps later, Blaney charged under Joey Saldana at the flag stand, taking control of the field for the first and last time. The main event’s only two cautions, waving on lap 20 and lap 21, would prove to be a benefit for Dave Blaney; utilizing clean air and a very fast, bottom grooved race track to hold off a sixth starting Donny Schatz.

“I didn’t know Donny (Schatz) was behind me...I really didn’t know if anyone was behind me” explained Dave Blaney, “I was just going as hard as I could go before I got to lapped traffic. I didn’t want to make any mistakes in case there was someone close behind me. Glad we could get it done.”

After starting on the outside of row three, Fargo, North Dakota, native Donny Schatz made his first appearance inside the top-three on lap 16, taking the third position away from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett. A lap later, Schatz drove by Joey Saldana for second, resetting his targets to Dave Blaney. After attempting to utilize back-to-back restarts on lap 20 and lap 21, Schatz would have to settle for second, unable to get by the “Buckeye Bullet” during the remaining nine green flag circuits.

“Dave (Blaney) did an awesome job out front.” Donny Schatz explained, “He set a fast pace and made it tough for us to set ourselves up to get by. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t. I just can’t say enough about this race team. The effort they put in is just incredible. They put us in a position to do this every night.”

Joey Saldana would round out the podium finishers after starting third. Greg Hodnett would settle for fourth, followed by a seventh starting Sammy Swindell.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2016 Florida campaign tomorrow evening, February 11, with another round of DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park. A full Arctic Cat All Star program will be featured on the Thursday evening card, awarding another $5,000 top prize. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, with main grandstands to follow at 5 p.m. Hot laps will hit the clay at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7:30 p.m. sharp. For more information, such as ticket prices and a complete schedule of DIRTcar Nationals events, please visit Volusia Speedway Park live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Volusia Speedway Park - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 DIRTcar Nationals (Non-Point Event) Entrants: 28 State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney 13.402 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dave Blaney 12.831 Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sammy Swindell All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Joey Saldana Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Donny Schatz JE Pistons Dash: Joey Saldana Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Greg Hodnett (4th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Bryan Clauson Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kerry Madsen (16th)

Qualifying

1.71m-Dave Blaney, 12.831; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 13.013; 3.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.044; 4.7S-Jason Sides, 13.047; 5.15-Donny Schatz, 13.049; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.050; 7.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.058; 8.49-Brad Sweet, 13.090; 9.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.094; 10.83-Joey Saldana, 13.096; 11.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.134; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.168; 13.41-Jason Johnson, 13.180; 14.1s-Sammy Swindell, 13.208; 15.7-Paul McMahan, 13.216; 16.5-David Gravel, 13.217; 17.2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.237; 18.2-Shane Stewart, 13.241; 19.07-Doug Esh, 13.242; 20.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.278; 21.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.282; 22.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.297; 23.71mx-Paul May, 13.376; 24.59-Austin McCarl, 13.405; 25.71A-RJ Johnson, 13.568; 26.4-Danny Smith, 13.620; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 13.758; 28.22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.000;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1s-Sammy Swindell[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 59-Austin McCarl[6] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 8. 71A-RJ Johnson[7] ; 9. 2L-Danny Lasoski[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[4] ; 3. 7-Paul McMahan[6] ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[5] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman[8] ; 8. 71mx-Paul May[9] ; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 6. 2-Shane Stewart[7] ; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 8. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 83-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[8] ; 7. 1s-Sammy Swindell[6] ; 8. 7S-Jason Sides[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 49-Brad Sweet[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[5] ; 4. 07-Doug Esh[6] ; 5. 71A-RJ Johnson[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9] ; 8. 71mx-Paul May[8] ; 9. 2L-Danny Lasoski[3]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[6] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 1s-Sammy Swindell[7] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[16] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson[14] ; 11. 41-Jason Johnson[12] ; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman[19] ; 13. 70-Danny Holtgraver[17] ; 14. 7-Paul McMahan[13] ; 15. 5-David Gravel[11] ; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen[20] ; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 18. 59-Austin McCarl[15] ; 19. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 20. 07-Doug Esh[22] ; 21. 7S-Jason Sides[10] ; 22. 4-Danny Smith[18] ; 23. 71A-RJ Johnson[21] ; 24. 49-Brad Sweet[23]

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Washed Out at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Florida (February 6, 2016) - With heavy rains invading the area, and more rain on the forecast, Bubba Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to cancel Saturday night’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals program at Bubba Raceway Park. There will be no rain date.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with DIRTcar Nationals competition at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. Teams will participate in an open practice on Tuesday evening, February 9, followed by two consecutive nights of competition on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10-11. The Arctic Cat All Star doubleheader will kick-off a five-day stretch of 410 sprint car action during the DIRTcar Nationals, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars headlining the last three events on February 12-14. Everything you need to know about the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park can be found online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Kraig Kinser Opens 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Season with Win at Bubba Raceway Park Holds Back Blaney and Hodnett for Third Career Series Victory

OCALA, Florida (February 5, 2016) - For the third time in his career and for the first time since 2007, Kraig Kinser found victory lane with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bloomington, Indiana, native scored $5,000 for his wire-to-wire triumph at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 5, officially capturing the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of the 2016 season. Defending All Star champion Dale Blaney finished second, followed by Greg Hodnett, Chad Kemenah and a hard charging Caleb Armstrong.

“It always feels great to be in victory lane, no matter where you are at or what time of the year it is” Kraig Kinser said, “The last couple laps, I was really hard on my tires. I knew those guys had to be all around me. I could see guys below me on a few of those restarts. I'm just happy to be standing up here in victory lane."

Greg Hodnett and Kraig Kinser led the 24-starters to green during the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event of 2016. Kinser took command on the initial start and kept control at the front of the field until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap seven. Dale Blaney, who started sixth on the main event grid, worked his way to third before the event’s first pause, with Greg Hodnett riding just ahead in the runner-up position.

A caution during the initial lap-seven restart would reset the running order once again. Action would continue following a second lap-seven restart, allowing Kraig Kinser to resume his position at the front of the field. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney worked his way to second by the tenth circuit of the 30-lap main event, making Kraig Kinser his next intended target. For nearly ten circuits, Dale Blaney and Greg Hodnett attempted to hunt down Kinser through slower traffic, racing within car-lengths and eventually bumper to bumper, but never working around the Arctic Cat, No. 11K. In the meantime, Hodnett would reclaim second on lap 23.

Yellow flag conditions would return to the speedway on lap 24, bunching the field back together once again. Dale Blaney reclaimed second from Greg Hodnett after the lap-24 restart, but neither had enough time or tire to catch Kraig Kinser.

“We tried to get around Kraig a few different times, but he just made all of the right moves and plugged all of the right holes” Dale Blaney said, “We’ll take this. Muddy and Big Game give us a great opportunity to do this. My guys keep plugging away. Hopefully we can come back and do one better tomorrow.”

"We are super happy to get it done tonight." Kraig Kinser said, "Super thrilled to win with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions while flying the Arctic Cat colors.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their Bubba Army Winter Nationals campaign at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday evening, February 6. Like Friday night, teams will participate in a full Arctic Cat All Star program, capped off with a $5,000 payday. Pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, with hot laps hitting the speedway at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 o’clock. Main grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. sharp.

Contingency Awards/Results - Bubba Raceway Park - Friday, February 5, 2016 *Non-Point Event Entrants: 26 State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah 13.107 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver 12.906 Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Logan Schuchart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Bryan Clauson JE Pistons Dash: Greg Hodnett Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kraig Kinser Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Smith (11th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms

Qualifying

1.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.906; 2.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.025; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.087; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.113; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.170; 6.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.274; 7.59-Austin McCarl, 13.372; 8.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.453; 9.4-Danny Smith, 13.453; 10.1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.471; 11.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.493; 12.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.514; 13.40-Caleb Helms, 13.581; 14.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.590; 15.13-Brandon Matus, 13.628; 16.07-Doug Esh, 13.679; 17.24-Terry McCarl, 13.702; 18.14-Tyler Clem, 13.721; 19.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.935; 20.8M-TJ Michael, 13.983; 21.71m-Paul May, 14.056; 22.40i-Mark Imler, 14.141; 23.33-Brent Matus, 14.397; 24.76-David Jones, 14.470; 25.i07-Jordan Givler, 14.563; 26.51-John Garvin, 15.005;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 24-Terry McCarl[6] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[7] ; 8. i07-Jordan Givler[8] ; 9. 51-John Garvin[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard[1] ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6] ; 5. 59-Austin McCarl[2] ; 6. 14-Tyler Clem[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 40i-Mark Imler[8] ; 9. 76-David Jones[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 07-Doug Esh[7] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen[1] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 7. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 71m-Paul May[4] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[3] ; 5. 40i-Mark Imler[5] ; 6. 76-David Jones[8] ; 7. i07-Jordan Givler[6] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[14] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[13] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen[12] ; 13. 07-Doug Esh[17] ; 14. 71m-Paul May[21] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[18] ; 16. 14-Tyler Clem[16] ; 17. 13-Brandon Matus[15] ; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 19. 59-Austin McCarl[11] ; 20. 33-Brent Matus[20] ; 21. 40i-Mark Imler[23] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 23. 76-David Jones[22] ; 24. 24-Terry McCarl[24]

Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and schedule of events, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Set for Florida Invasion

INDIANAPOLIS (February 2, 2016) - The stars and cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will hit the dirt for the first time in 2016 on Friday evening, February 5, in sunny north central Florida. The traveling Arctic Cat All Stars will compete in a total of four events during their Florida venture, co-headlining such programs as the 5th annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals.

After an open practice date on Thursday, February 4, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, led by six-time and defending series champion Dale Blaney, will officially launch their 2016 campaign with back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Race teams will attempt to not only capture the $5,000 top prize being awarded each night, but also work to end Kerry Madsen’s winning streak at the Ocala oval. The “Madman” swept All Star Circuit of Champions competition during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals in 2015.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their tour through the “Sunshine State” less than a week later at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. Similar to their Ocala visit, teams will participate in an open practice on Tuesday evening, February 9, followed by two consecutive nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10-11. The Arctic Cat All Star doubleheader will kick-off a five-day stretch of 410 sprint car action during the DIRTcar Nationals, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars headlining the last three events on February 12-14. Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman earned All Star victories during the 2015 edition of the DIRTcar Nationals.

“We are all pretty excited to get the season started in a few days,” said Don Grabey, Series Director of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “With the snow and cold weather up north, there’s no better cure than Florida in February for sprint car teams and fans.”

Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and time schedule, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. Everything you need to know about the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park can also be found online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Welcomes Arctic Cat® as Title Sponsor in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 11, 2016) – Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and side-by-sides, will be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series in 2016. The All Star Circuit of Champions is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.

Arctic Cat’s involvement in the series will play a significant role on and off the racetrack, increasing awareness of the All Star Circuit of Champions, owned by NASCAR premier series champion Tony Stewart. The newly named Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make its 2016 debut Feb. 5 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

“All of us at Arctic Cat are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Arctic Cat. “Tony Stewart has long been a member of the Arctic Cat family and the association on the grassroots level is a great fit for our brand. Expect to see many of our products on display at a large number of All Star events in 2016.”

The Wildcat, Arctic Cat’s high-performance, high-powered side-by-side, will be showcased at numerous All Star events. Riders will participate in Wildcat exhibitions, racing head-to-head on the same racing surface as the All Star Circuit of Champions. Arctic Cat representatives will be in attendance regularly over the course of the season, displaying current and new models, as well as conducting ride-and-drive events for race fans.

“We cannot thank Arctic Cat, Greg Williamson, Mark Miller and their entire team enough for their support of the All Stars,” Stewart said. “We look forward to growing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and promoting the Arctic Cat brand throughout the year. I might even participate in a few ride-and-drive events with the fans.”

In addition, Arctic Cat will award all-terrain vehicles to the top-three drivers in the final 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions standings. The 2016 All Star champion will receive a 150cc Alterra ATV, with second and third place each receiving a 90cc Alterra ATV. A random drawing will be conducted during the championship banquet, awarding another 90cc Alterra ATV to a full-time All Star competitor. Arctic Cat will also provide products to be used by All Star officials and technicians on race day, including Alterra ATVs and a Prowler.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit www.AllStarSprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the series’ official Twitter account at www.twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at www.AllStarSprint.com/schedule.

About Arctic Cat

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

 

2016 All Star Circuit of Champions Schedule Released

Action Ignites with Four Events in the “Sunshine State” in February

By Tyler Altmeyer

All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com

724.954.4915

Indianapolis (November 19, 2015) - The All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead into the 2016 season with a full slate of scheduled competition, with race dates ranging from early February until late October. “America’s Series” will headline 51 dates during the new year, visiting seven different states and nearly 30 different facilities along the east coast, Northeast and Midwest. As traditional, the All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their new campaign in the “Sunshine State” during the early weeks of February, showcasing talent on February 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida, as well as on February 10-11 at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The four Florida dates will coincide with the annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and DIRTcar Nationals.

“We are really excited about next year’s schedule, we’ve added seven tracks to slate in 2016,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “I can’t wait to get to Ocala and Volusia in less than three months and I know many of our teams feel the same way.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with a busy spring stretch consisting of 15 events between March 26 and June 11. The Series will visit dirt venues in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin during the early months of 2016, all before transitioning into the newest edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in late June. Spring travel plans include a Friday, May 20th appearance for the first time at the Lincoln (Illinois) Speedway.

The 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will return to the All Star headlines between June 17 and June 25, kicking off with action at Attica Raceway Park. Speedweek competitors will hit the Ohio dirt on nine consecutive occasions, visiting nine different facilities all across the “Buckeye State.” Ohio Sprint Speedweek will conclude with a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 25, at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

All Star competition will resume immediately after Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The 2016 schedule boasts a busy second half season, which includes returning to areas of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Competitors will also experience a taste of Indiana soil during the downhill segment of 2016, visiting Kokomo Speedway for the two-day “Dirt Classic Indiana” on July 22-23. A scheduled stop to the Brownstown Speedway is also on the late season agenda.

Adding even more excitement to the 2016 season, the All Star Circuit of Champions will join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the United States Auto Club (USAC) during Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown Nationals in late September. All Star competitors will take to the Eldora Speedway half-mile on Saturday, September 24, becoming Eldora’s fourth open wheel division for the weekend spectacle. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will open the two-race weekend with action on Friday, September 23, followed by all three USAC national divisions and the All Stars on Saturday, September 24.

A full weekend at Atomic Speedway will conclude the 2016 All Star championship schedule. “America’s Series” will invade the Chillicothe, Ohio, high banks for the final time next season on October 21-22 for two complete programs. The Friday night portion will award a $5,000 winner’s share, followed by the 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions finale on Saturday night worth $20,000.

“Our hats off to all the teams, fans, partners, track owners and promoters that helped make the ownership transition this past year so smooth for us,” Stewart said. “We are just one piece of the equation to help continue to grow 410 racing around the country.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

2/5/2016 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL Bubba Army Winter Nationals $ 5,000
2/6/2016 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL Bubba Army Winter Nationals $ 5,000
2/10/2016 Volusia Speedway Deleon Springs, FL DIRTcar Nationals $ 5,000
2/11/2016 Volusia Speedway Deleon Springs, FL DIRTcar Nationals $ 5,000
3/26/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH $ 5,000
4/2/2016 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH $ 5,000
4/16/2016 Wayne County Speedway Orrville, OH $ 5,000
4/17/2016 Bedford Speedway Bedford, PA $ 5,000
4/23/2016 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $ 5,000
4/24/2016 Selinsgrove Speedway Selinsgrove, PA $ 5,000
5/13/2016 Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA $ 5,000
5/14/2016 Mercer Raceway Park Mercer, PA $ 5,000
5/20/2016 Lincoln (IL) Speedway Lincoln, IL $ 5,000
5/21/2016 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI $ 5,000
5/27/2016 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH $ 5,000
5/28/2016 Fremont Speedway (5/29 rain date) Fremont, OH $ 5,000
6/4/2015 Wayne County Speedway Orrville, OH $ 5,000
6/5/2015 Bedford Speedway Bedford, PA $ 5,000
6/11/2015 Butler Motor Speedway Quincy, MI $ 5,000
6/17/2016 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/18/2016 Waynesfield Raceway Park Waynesfield, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/19/2016 Millstream Speedway Findlay, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/20/2016 Wayne County Speedway Orrville, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/21/2016 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/22/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/23/2016 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/24/2016 Limaland Speedway Lima, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/25/2016 Fremont Speedway (6/26 rain date) Fremont, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 10,000
7/2/2016 Hartford Speedway Hartford, MI $ 5,000
7/3/2016 I-96 Speedway (rain date 7/4 TBD) Lake Odessa, MI $ 5,000
7/9/2016 Sharon Speedway (7/10 rain date) Hartford, OH Lou Blaney Memorial TBD
7/16/2016 Eldora Speedway (7/17 rain date) Rossburg, OH Kings Royal (show up points) $ 50,000
7/22/2016 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana $ 5,000
7/23/2016 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN Dirt Classic Indiana TBD
7/29/2016 Eriez Speedway Erie, PA $ 5,000
7/30/2016 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA $ 5,000
7/31/2016 Tri-City Raceway Park Franklin, PA $ 5,000
8/18/2016 Grandview Speedway (8/21 rain date) Bechtelsville, PA $ 5,000
8/19/2016 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA Jack Gunn Memorial $ 5,000
8/20/2016 Lincoln Speedway Abbottsville, PA $ 5,000
8/27/2016 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $ 5,000
8/28/2016 Millstream Speedway Findlay, OH $ 5,000
9/3/2016 Attica Raceway Park Hartford, OH $ 5,000
9/4/2016 Wayne County Speedway (9/5 rain date) Orrville, OH The Pete Jacobs Memorial Race $ 10,000
9/9/2016 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $ 5,000
9/10/2016 Port Royal Speedway (9/11 rain date) Port Royal, PA Tuscarora 50 (show up points) TBD
9/17/2015 Fremont Speedway (9/18 rain date) Fremont, OH Jim Ford Classic $ 5,000
9/24/2016 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH 4-Crown Nationals $ 5,000
10/8/2016 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH UNOH Sprintacular $ 5,000
10/21/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH All Star Championship $ 5,000
10/22/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH All Star Championship $ 20,000

 

 

 

UNOH All Stars ready to award over $120,000 in purse money
Dale Blaney earns unprecedented sixth UNOH All Star title in 2015


 

By Tyler Altmeyer: UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions
Contact:
altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915


 

Indianapolis (October 15, 2015) - After nearly nine months of criss-crossing the northeast, contesting close to 50 events in seven different states, the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions campaign has finally reached its conclusion. Tony Stewart’s “New” UNOH All Star organization will award over $120,000 in prize money during the championship ceremony in early December. The top-eleven teams in the final UNOH All Star standings are eligible for championship purse money, with Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney earning top spoils equaling $35,000.  


 

“First off , congratulations to CH Motorsports and Dale Blaney on their well earned 2015 championship”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions.  “Further, I want to personally thank each and every team owner, driver, crew member, sponsor, track owner, promoter and most importantly the fans for supporting the All Stars this year.  Early 2015 was a time of uncertainty for all constituents and we were able to get the ship turned around.  We very much look forward to building upon this year’s developments and getting back to racing in early February next year.”


 

For the sixth time in his illustrious career, the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney will conclude his UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions campaign as a series titlist. Blaney, driver of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, earned his sixth series championship on the strength of 12 UNOH All Star series victories, along with 28 top-five and 39 top-ten finishes during 45 contested events. Included amongst his 12 victories was an impressive stretch of five consecutive, extending from July 24 until August 2. The 127-time feature winner with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, leading the series all-time, ended his 2015 title chase with a runner-up finish during Eldora Speedway’s UNOH Sprintacular on Saturday, October 10.


 

Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah ended his rookie campaign with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions as a runner-up in the final standings and will be awarded $20,000 in point fund earnings for his efforts. Darrah, who also captured “Rookie of the Year” honors with the UNOH All Stars, ended his 2015 campaign with three victories, as well as 18 top-five and 27 top-ten finishes. The pilot of the J&K Salvage, Factory Kahne, U Pull It, #89 will receive a free chassis kit from the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions as reward for his “Rookie of the Year” honor.


 

Former multi-time series champion Chad Kemenah concluded his UNOH All Star trek third in the final championship hunt. Kemenah, driver of the Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy, Brilex, #10H, earned two victories during series competition, including the UNOH All Star finale at Eldora Speedway on October 10. In dramatic fashion, Kemenah secured his position on the championship podium by a mere three points over fellow former series champion Greg Wilson. Hunter Racing will be awarded $15,000 in point fund earnings for their championship performance.


 

A pair of veterans round out the top-five in the final UNOH All Star championship standings. Greg Wilson, the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion, ended his 2015 campaign fourth in the championship chase, winning three main events in the process, and will collect $10,000 in point fund earnings. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, a two-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2015, finished fifth in the championship hunt. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native will receive $8,000 for his efforts on the UNOH All Star trail.


 

Sheldon Haudenschild’s breakout year in 2015 landed the Wooster, Ohio, native sixth in the UNOH All Star standings. Haudenschild earned five feature victories during his campaign across the northeast, while also capturing  an impressive 15 top-five finishes. Haudenschild’s list of victories include a stretch of two consecutive during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on June 21-22, as well as a second stretch of two consecutive on September 5-6.


 

After spending time in central Pennsylvania competing against the “Pennsylvania Posse,” the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith hit the road in 2015 and joined the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions as a full-time competitor. The UNOH All Star “Rookie of the Year” candidate earned three victory lane appearances during his travels, visiting many of the facilities for the first time in his career. Despite the “Madman” Kerry Madsen earning the year’s first official UNOH All Star win at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, on February 6, it was Ryan Smith earning the first point-earning victory on the 2015 circuit; dominating the Attica Raceway Park “Spring Nationals” program on Saturday, April 4.


 

Danny Holtgraver, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, and Andrew Palker will also receive point fund awards in 2015. Teams that participated in at least 80% of the completed events are eligible for championship prize money.


 

Additional information regarding the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions awards banquet will be released in the near future. Other breaking news, including the release of the 2016 UNOH All Star schedule, will also be made public at a later time.


 

“We are putting the puzzle pieces together as it relates to the 2016 schedule and received some great feedback from our drivers and owners meeting last weekend at Eldora that will improve our product next year”, said Stewart. “We plan on evaluating our format and possibly use our Florida events in February to see how these format tweaks pan out with the drivers, tracks and fans.  We also hope to see a few more teams and drivers make the full time commitment to the 2016 Series; we are definitely seeing increased interest.”


 

2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Final Standings/Point Fund Totals:


 

1

Blaney, Dale

1

CH Motorsports Inc.

5123


 

$ 35,000.00

2

Darrah, Cody

89

Darrah Motorsports, LLC

4903

-220

$ 20,000.00

3

Kemenah, Chad

10H

Hunter Racing Ltd

4811

-312

$ 15,000.00

4

Wilson, Greg

W20

Greg Wilson

4808

-315

$ 10,000.00

5

Shaffer, Tim

45

Bryan Grove

4647

-476

$ 8,000.00

6

Haudenschild, Sheldon

93

Sheldon Haudenschild

4624

-499

$ 6,829.27

7

Smith, Ryan

94

Ryan Smith Racing, LLC

4592

-531

$ 6,500.00

8

Holtgraver, Danny

59

Tom Leidig

4244

-879

$ 5,707.32

9

Smith, Danny

4

Danny Smith

3787

-1336

$ 5,500.00

10

Philo, Travis

5T

James Philo

3748

-1375

$ 4,878.05

11

Palker, Andrew

57X

Andrew Palker

3489

-1634

$ 4,170.73



 

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at  www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

 

Chad Kemenah Earns UNOH All Star Finale Win During Eldora’s UNOH Sprintacular Dale Blaney Officially Crowned 2015 UNOH All Star Champion

By Tyler Altmeyer - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Rossburg, Ohio (October 10, 2015) - Despite losing the top spot to 2015 UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney just before the halfway mark, Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah persevered and charged back around the “Low Rider” for his second UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event win of the 2015 season. Kemenah, who swept the UNOH All Star portion of the UNOH Sprintacular program on Saturday night, October 10, at Eldora Speedway, now has 29 career UNOH All Star main event wins and will officially end his 2015 UNOH All Star campaign third in the final championship standings.

“I just need to thank my car owner and everyone who helps me” said Chad Kemenah, “I’m really speechless right now. I’ve been so mentally beat up this year. We tried to reinvent the tire for at least six months and all we figured out is that it is still round. I can’t thank (Brian Kemenah) enough. He works his butt off.”

Chad Kemenah and “The King” Steve Kinser brought the 24 starters to “green” on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Kemenah took the early advantage and maintained the top spot for the first 13 circuits, reaching the back of the pack by lap five. Dale Blaney, who worked into the runner-up position after the initial start, chased Kemenah through traffic, eventually working under the Hunter Racing machine on lap 14. The field was halted for the first time on lap 19 for Sheldon Haudenschild who found himself upside-down in turn four.

Green flag conditions returned with Dale Blaney back on point. Kemenah chased the six-time UNOH All Star champion and made a bid to retake the top spot on lap 22 and succeeded. Despite one last caution and a late race charge by Blaney, Kemenah held on and led the last eight circuits to receive the final checkered flags of the 2015 UNOH All Star season.

“When I got passed, it made me mad” said Kemenah, “I’m tired of losing. I just need to get back up on the wheel and get after it; win it or wear it. Hopefully this means we are going to win some more because we still have some racing to do.”

Dale Blaney held on to finish second during the 30-lap, UNOH Sprintacular main event after starting on the inside of row two. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, was officially awarded his sixth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title following the UNOH Sprintacular program.

“I just want to thank my car owners and sponsors for what they do for me” said Dale Blaney, “This was a great year, but really, really disappointed how it ended tonight. Chad (Kemenah) has had a great car the last few weeks. I probably made a few mistakes that cost us this race, but overall, we are really, really happy.”

Steve Kinser, Tim Shaffer and a “hard charging” Rico Abreu completed the UNOH Sprintacular top-five. Abreu started 22nd and rallied 17 positions to secure himself inside the top five.

Contingency Awards/Results - 2015 Season Finale/Eldora Speedway - Saturday, October 10: Entrants: 42

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 12.841 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Logan Wagner

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Greg Wilson All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Tim Shaffer

JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Steve Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith

A Feature 1 (1 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[2]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[22]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner[5]; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8]; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[14]; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[11]; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks[9]; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson[15]; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[16]; 16. 11N-Randy Hannagan[17]; 17. 49-Tanner Thorson[10]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen[20]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[23]; 20. 25J-Jimmy Seger[19]; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[26]; 22. 19-Chris Andrews[24]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[21]; 24. 2L-Logan Forler[18]; 25. 4-Danny Smith[25]; 26. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr[13]

B Feature 1 (1 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2]; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[6]; 5. 60K-Kory Crabtree[4]; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[8]; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[19]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[5]; 9. 4H-Tracy Hines[7]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[9]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 12. 71M-Paul May[14]; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]; 15. 38-Jared Horstman[18]; 16. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13]; 17. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20]; 18. 85-Mike Terry Jr.[22]; 19. 53W-Bill Wirth[21]; 20. 6-Bill Rose[17]; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[12]; 22. 4-Danny Smith[11]

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[10]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner[2]; 6. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 21-Cap Henry[9]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[8]; 10. 49-Tanner Thorson[6]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[12]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2]; 3. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson[3]; 5. 9X-Cole Duncan[6]; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8]; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[9]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[5]; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 6. 4H-Tracy Hines[6]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7]; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8]; 9. 85-Mike Terry Jr.[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Logan Wagner[1]; 2. 21-Cap Henry[4]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3]; 4. 25J-Jimmy Seger[2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree[6]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7]; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[5]; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[3]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4]; 5. 71M-Paul May[6]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 8. 6-Bill Rose[8]

Qualifying 1 (1 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.841; 2. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.032; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.056; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson, 13.060; 5. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.087; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.099; 7. 21-Cap Henry, 13.117; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.156; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.191; 10. 2L-Logan Forler, 13.198; 11. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.223; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.226; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.270; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.271; 15. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.279; 16. 8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.280; 17. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.282; 18. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr, 13.287; 19. 25J-Jimmy Seger, 13.353; 20. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.377; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.397; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.417; 23. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.422; 24. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 13.428; 25. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.431; 26. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.438; 27. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.460; 28. 9X-Cole Duncan, 13.468; 29. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.479; 30. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.495; 31. 4-Danny Smith, 13.495; 32. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.496; 33. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.561; 34. 71M-Paul May, 13.575; 35. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.589; 36. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.630; 37. 6-Bill Rose, 13.643; 38. 38-Jared Horstman, 13.732; 39. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 40. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.970; 41. 53W-Bill Wirth, 13.977; 42. 85-Mike Terry Jr., 14.736

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

2015 UNOH All Star Campaign Ends Saturday at the “Big E” All Stars Join BOSS and NRA for UNOH Sprintacular

By Tyler Altmeyer - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Indianapolis - (October 7, 2015) - For the final time in 2015, Tony Stewart’s “New” UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will headline action on competitive soil, showcasing high-powered sprint cars and superior driving talent for avid fans and supporters, alike. The regional travels will conclude their 2015 campaign this Saturday evening, October 10, during the UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. UNOH All Star competitors have been making routine visits to the Eldora half-mile since 1981, taking part in 137 prior contested events, with Saturday’s UNOH Sprintacular raising the bar to 138. Like previous years, the 2015 edition of the UNOH Sprintacular will feature a total of three open wheel divisions, including the K&L Ready Mix NRA “360” Sprint Invaders, Mo Vaughn Transport Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars and the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will enter the series finale virtually pressure-free. The now six-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist clinched his place on top of the final standings with a win at Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday, September 27. Blaney, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, owns 12 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories thus far in 2015, as well as an impressive 27 top-five and 38 top-ten finishes during feature competition. The “Low Rider” enters the UNOH Sprintacular with a 206 point cushion over Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah. Blaney leads the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions with 127 career feature victories.

Darrah, a three-time UNOH All Star main event winner this season, holds a 101 point cushion over 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Greg Wilson in the current series title chase. The former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitor has also displayed an impressive level of consistency during his 2015 UNOH All Star trek, racking up 18 top-five and 26 top-ten finishes. Making the call for Eldora’s UNOH Sprintacular will be enough to solidify Darrah as the 2015 UNOH All Star runner-up.

The battle for third in the final UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings will attract some extra attention on Saturday night, as only nine points separate Greg Wilson and Chad Kemenah moving into the 2015 finale. The pair of former series champions are both victorious on the UNOH All Star trail in 2015; Wilson with three and Kemenah with one.

Sheldon Haudenschild will enter UNOH Sprintacular competition fifth in the current UNOH All Star standings, 141 points behind Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah. Haudenschild owns five UNOH All Star feature victories in 2015, including two consecutive during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The Wooster, Ohio, native has not yet sealed his place inside the top-five, as the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer will enter the Eldora Speedway blockbuster just 15 markers behind Sheldon Haudenschild.

UNOH Sprintacular pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, with main gates to follow at 1. Hot laps will hit the racing surface at approximately 4:30, followed by racing at 6. Those seeking additional information regarding the 2015 UNOH Sprintacular should visit Eldora Speedway live on the web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Dale Blaney Wins at Millstream and Clinches 2015 UNOH All Star Title Cody Darrah and Tanner Thorson On the Podium at Millstream

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Findlay, Ohio (September 27, 2015) - Dale Blaney made history on Sunday night in Findlay, Ohio, by clinching a record sixth career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title. The “Low Rider” secured his spot in the history books with a flag-to-flag UNOH All Star victory at Millstream Speedway on Sunday evening, September 27. Blaney led all 30 laps of main event competition, leading Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah and Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson at the final checkers. The win gives Blaney a 206 point advantage over Cody Darrah entering the UNOH All Star season finale at Eldora Speedway on October 10; a deficit that is impossible to overcome. The series victory at Millstream was Blaney’s 12th of the season and the 127th of his storied career.

“We’ve had a tough go the last month or so” explained Dale Blaney, “The guys never give up and keep working hard. We made some changes over the last few nights and the car has really been taking off. Tonight we were really good all night. I can’t say enough about CH Motorsports. All of the guys do a great job. I love coming to this place so hopefully that continues to happen.”

Cody Darrah and Dale Blaney led the UNOH All Star feature field to green at Millstream Speedway on Sunday night. Blaney gained the early advantage on lap one and stayed in control for the first six circuits with pole sitter Cody Darrah in tow. Caution flags appeared for the first and only time on lap seven for a spinning Thomas Meseruall, ending a near straightaway lead for Dale Blaney. Racing continued shortly after, allowing Blaney to resume his position on point over Cody Darrah and Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, maintained the top spot for the remaining 24, caution-free laps; surviving periods of intense traffic and late race charges by Chad Kemenah to secure the $5,000 top prize.

“I didn’t really know where anyone was behind me” said Blaney, “It’s hard when you get out there by yourself and start running laps. You constantly think you are racing in the right spot, but you just don’t know. I kinda got held up a little bit there a couple laps, but we got through it ok. I can’t say enough about my guys. They got me here again tonight.”

“This sixth championship is really special” explained Blaney, “I guess I am the only guy to win sixth of these so far. That could very well change in the next few years. We’re just going to come and try to win as many races and championships as we can. I don’t know how many years I have left. The team I have now is behind me one-hundred percent. We’re gonna keep racing as long as we can.”

Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah followed Blaney for nearly 20 laps, but would suffer from a flat right rear tire with less than two circuits remaining. Kemenah would have to settle for 10th. Cody Darrah finished second at the Millstream Speedway half-mile on Sunday night after racing behind Chad Kemenah for much of the 30-lap main event. Tanner Thorson finished third after starting on the inside of the fifth row.

“We feel pretty good after that one” said Cody Darrah, “This is a beautiful race track. Awesome to see the fans come out and support this place. We had a really good car all night, just a little too free during the feature. Tough deal for Chad (Kemenah) getting that flat. Happy to run second, but the old man beat me again.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will end their 2015 campaign on Saturday evening, October 10, during the UNOH Sprintacular at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The regional travelers will headline a trio of open wheel sprint car divisions on October 10, sharing “The Big E” with the NRA 360 Sprint Invaders and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars. Dale Blaney will officially be crowned “champion” during the Eldora Speedway/UNOH All Star finale.

Eldora Speedway pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, with hot laps slated for 4:30. Racing action is set to ignite at 6. For more information regarding the UNOH Sprintacular featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, please visit Eldora Speedway live on the web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Millstream Speedway - Sunday, September 27, 2015 Entrants: 33

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 15.016 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cody Darrah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Dale Blaney

JE Pistons Dash: Cody Darrah

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Tanner Thorson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith

Qualifying

1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.016; 2.45-Tim Shaffer, 15.112; 3.11N-Randy Hannagan, 15.229; 4.22-Cole Duncan, 15.314; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 15.339; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 15.356; 7.W20-Greg Wilson, 15.405; 8.89-Cody Darrah, 15.411; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.415; 10.63-Kody Swanson, 15.439; 11.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.466; 12.38-Jared Horstman, 15.519; 13.59-Danny Holtgraver, 15.547; 14.94-Ryan Smith, 15.565; 15.19-Chris Andrews, 15.566; 16.9X-Thomas Meseruall, 15.610; 17.5-Byron Reed, 15.648; 18.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 15.684; 19.19P-Paige Polyak, 15.690; 20.57X-Andrew Palker, 15.693; 21.4-Danny Smith, 15.746; 22.5T-Travis Philo, 15.805; 23.55-Tyler Gunn, 15.813; 24.21-Cap Henry, 15.823; 25.49-Tanner Thorson, 15.847; 26.35-Jared Zimbardi, 15.857; 27.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.113; 28.40-Caleb Helms, 16.120; 29.97-Dean Jacobs, 16.246; 30.23-Jimmy Light, 16.271; 31.9-Jordan Ryan, 16.363; 32.10J-Jarrod DeLong, 16.642; 33.6-Sean Hosey, 99.200;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 6. 38-Jared Horstman[5] ; 7. 55-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 9X-Thomas Meseruall[6] ; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 63-Kody Swanson[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 35-Jared Zimbardi[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 2. 49-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[10] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 9. 49-Tanner Thorson[9] ; 10. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 2. 9X-Thomas Meseruall[3] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 38-Jared Horstman[2] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 7. 35-Jared Zimbardi[7] ; 8. 55-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[10] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 11. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[12] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 3. 49-Tanner Thorson[9] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[16] ; 5. 19-Chris Andrews[7] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[17] ; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12] ; 14. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 17. 19P-Paige Polyak[15] ; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker[20] ; 19. 38-Jared Horstman[24] ; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[14] ; 21. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[19] ; 22. 63-Kody Swanson[21] ; 23. 9X-Thomas Meseruall[22] ; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Steady, Light Rain Knocks Out UNOH All Stars at Atomic Speedway

UNOH All Star Action Continues Tomorrow in Findlay, Ohio

By Tyler Altmeyer - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Chillicothe, Ohio (September 26, 2015) - Atomic Speedway and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials were forced to cancel action at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday evening, September 26. A steady, light rain, mixed in with periods of harder precipitation, ended all chances for competition at the Atomic highbanks. Wet weather moved into the area just before 5 o'clock.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to action tomorrow evening, Sunday, September 27, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3, followed by hot laps at 5:30 p.m. Please visit www.millstreamspeedway.net for further details.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Atomic and Millstream Headline Upcoming UNOH All Star Weekend Dale Blaney On Track for Record Sixth Series Championship

Indianapolis, IN (September 23, 2015) - With only three events remaining on the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney is in prime position to secure a record sixth series championship. The five-time and defending UNOH All Star champion will enter the upcoming doubleheader weekend atop the championship standings with a 202 point cushion, a near impossible deficit to overcome for current series runner-up Cody Darrah. The UNOH All Star tour will prepare for two events during the upcoming weekend, followed by the 2015 championship finale on Saturday, October 10.

Dale Blaney, aboard his GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, will lead the UNOH All Star charge in the “Buckeye State” this Saturday and Sunday, beginning with competition at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe on Saturday, September 26. The final multi-event weekend of the UNOH All Star schedule will conclude on Sunday evening, September 27, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Each of the scheduled events will award $5,000 and act as full point programs for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions last visited Atomic Speedway back on Saturday, August 1, for the “Open Wheel Championship” worth $10,000. It was Dale Blaney earning the mega payday, a tenth-career and series leading UNOH All Star win at Atomic Speedway for the “Low Rider.” Recent “Jim Ford Classic” champion Ryan Smith finished just behind Blaney during the “Open Wheel Championship,” followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Cale Thomas and Kevin Swindell.

After losing the originally scheduled May 31 date due to Mother Nature, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will try again at Findlay, Ohio’s Millstream Speedway this Sunday evening, September 27. Millstream Speedway, reopened by Lisa and Randy Hammer in 2015 after being dormant for nearly a half-decade, last hosted the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions back on July 5, 2015. Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah earned the $5,000 winner’s share, holding off Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver, and Dean Jacobs.

Dale Blaney will enter the upcoming weekend on top of the current championship standings on the strength of 11 UNOH All Star victories in 2015, also accumulating 26 top-five and 37 top-ten finishes along the way. Cody Darrah, who will enter the Atomic Speedway program on Saturday currently second in the championship chase, has earned three UNOH All Star main event wins this season, as well as 17 top-five and 25 top-ten finishes. Blaney has earned 4827 points thus far in 2015, with Darrah earning 4625.

The race for third in the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point championship proves to be narrow with only three markers separating Chad Kemenah and Greg Wilson entering this weekend’s pair of Ohio programs. Kemenah, a one-time UNOH All Star winner this season and former series titleholder, holds the advantage with 4531 points. Wilson, the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion and three-time main event winner, rides forward in fourth with 4528 points. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer rounds out the top-five in the current championship chase with 4403 earned points thus far.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open gates at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, with hot laps scheduled for 6. The Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, will open their doors at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. A mandatory drivers meeting is scheduled for 5, with hot laps following at 5:30. To learn more, fans are encouraged to visit each facility live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.net and www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Ryan Smith Takes Jim Ford Classic worth $10,000

First Career Fremont Speedway Victory for PA Native

Fremont, Ohio (September 19, 2015) - Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith officially etched himself into Fremont Speedway history on Saturday night, September 19, winning the 8th annual Jim Ford Classic finale worth $10,000. Smith, a former member of the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” who hit the road with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions in 2015, took advantage of his pole position on Saturday night; leading all but two circuits of the 50-lap main event to secure his third UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2015. It was a career-first Fremont Speedway win for the “Kunkletown Kid,” holding off Christopher Bell and Cody Darrah at the checkers.

“I love racing in Ohio” said Ryan Smith, “There are a lot of great fans out here and a lot of great people to race with. We started on the pole so it was my race to lose. The car could really work anywhere tonight, but I chose to race on the bottom. We had a few challenges for the lead and actually lost it for a few laps, so I’m just happy I was able to get it back. I owe it all to these guys that help me. They work hard and it shows.”

After a caution on the initial start involving Cap Henry and Brian Smith, the Jim Ford Classic main event would officially get underway with pole-sitter Ryan Smith taking the early advantage. The “Kunkletown Kid” kept control for the first 16 circuits, chased by fellow Pennsylvania native Cody Darrah. Caution flags waved on lap 17 for a slowing Dale Blaney, erasing Smith’s advantage over Darrah and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Green flag conditions returned allowing Smith to retain his position at the front of the field. By the halfway point, Christopher Bell, driving the Wes Mintz owned, Real Geese Decoys, #09, had made his way into the runner-up position; working around Sheldon Haudenschild just after the lap-17 restart and eventually overtaking second from Cody Darrah on lap 24. Ryan Smith remained on point, keeping command over Bell and Darrah until caution flags reappeared on lap 30 for Cap Henry.

Christopher Bell made a bid for the top spot and succeeded just after the lap 30 caution/fuel stop, officially leading laps 31 and 32 before Smith regained command on lap 33. Bell’s advantage for two laps was the last time Ryan Smith would have to chase any competitor during the Jim Ford Classic main event. Smith, pilot of the familiar Warko Group, HP Engines, #94, survived two more cautions and periods of traffic to secure him in Fremont Speedway victory lane, collecting $10,000 in the process and one more victory against top-notch UNOH All Star and northwestern Ohio competition. Ryan Smith has UNOH All Star victories at Attica Raceway Park (2015 season opener), Mercer Raceway Park and now Fremont Speedway.

Christopher Bell drove home second after starting on the outside of row two. Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah rounded out the podium finishers on Saturday night after starting third on the 25-car grid. Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah crossed the line fourth in the running order, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild. Tim Shaffer was the evening’s “Hard Charger” after 50 laps of action, climbing from 24th to finish sixth.

“It took me a little while to get used to this car” said runner-up Christopher Bell, “We struggled some yesterday, but the more laps that I got, the more comfortable I became. This is frustrating for my guys though. They worked so hard this weekend. We got around Ryan (Smith) and tried to run through the middle and it didn’t really work out. If I could go back and do it again, I would have done things differently. I just want to thank Craig and Wes Mintz for the opportunity. They are a great group of guys.”

The last full weekend of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition will ignite next Saturday evening, September 26, with a visit to the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The regional travelers last visited the Atomic highbanks back on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney was the victor, winning the Open Wheel Championship worth $10,000.

The final full UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions weekend will continue on Sunday evening, September 27, at Findlay, Ohio’s Millstream Speedway. Cody Darrah is the most recent UNOH All Star winner at the newly reopened half-mile, earning the $5,000 top prize back on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The September 27 visit was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 31, but was claimed by wet weather.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season will conclude on Saturday, October 10, at the historic Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The series finale will headline a trio of open wheel divisions at “The Big E.” UNOH All Star competitors will share the Eldora stage with the NRA “360” Sprint Invaders and the BOSS non-wing sprint cars.

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Contingency Awards/Results - Fremont Speedway - Saturday, September 19, 2015 Entrants: 35 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 12.627

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Ryan Smith

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cody Darrah

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Bryan Sebetto

JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Cody Darrah

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: DJ Foos

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Gary Taylor

Qualifying

1.22-Cole Duncan, 12.627; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.699; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.702; 4.89-Cody Darrah, 12.732; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.760; 6.O9-Christopher Bell, 12.770; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.805; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.809; 9.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.815; 10.53-Cap Henry, 12.855; 11.5-Byron Reed, 12.889; 12.19-Chris Andrews, 12.912; 13.1-Dale Blaney, 12.926; 14.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.991; 15.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.013; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.021; 17.9x-Rob Chaney, 13.027; 18.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.061; 19.8-DJ Foos, 13.090; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.104; 21.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.105; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.134; 23.4-Danny Smith, 13.149; 24.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.167; 25.73-Bryan Sebetto, 13.194; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 13.207; 27.49-Tanner Thorson, 13.211; 28.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.220; 29.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.226; 30.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.284; 31.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.292; 32.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 13.318; 33.55-Tyler Gunn, 13.326; 34.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.486; 35.7-Joe Swanson, 13.932;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[9] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 9. 19-Chris Andrews[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 2. 8-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 55-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 73-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 49-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 8. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[7]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 8-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 10. 73-Bryan Sebetto[10]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 19-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 11. 55-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 12. 7-Joe Swanson[14] ; 13. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 14. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[11] ; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. O9-Christopher Bell[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[24] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 8. 5-Byron Reed[14] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[25] ; 10. 8-DJ Foos[2] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[17] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[22] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 14. 1-Dale Blaney[16] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[11] ; 16. 49-Tanner Thorson[20] ; 17. 53-Cap Henry[18] ; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 19. 19-Chris Andrews[21] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 21. 73-Bryan Sebetto[10] ; 22. 9x-Rob Chaney[13] ; 23. 33M-Caleb Griffith[23] ; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 25. 2+-Brian Smith[19]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

 

Tim Shaffer Takes Jim Ford Classic Opener at Fremont Speedway $10,000 Jim Ford Finale Set for Saturday Night Back at Fremont

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Fremont, Ohio (September 18, 2015) - Fremont Speedway is a special place for Tim Shaffer. The “Steel City Outlaw” entered action on Friday night with 14-career main event victories at the Fremont, Ohio venue, with nine of those occurring during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native can now officially add one more to each of those categories; capturing the 30-lap, Jim Ford Classic opening night victory on Friday, September 18, worth $3,000. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions triumph was the 56th of Tim Shaffer’s career, passing Cole Duncan on lap 28 to secure himself back in victory lane.

“Scott Gressman gave me a great engine and my guys gave me a great car; just a great program all night” said Tim Shaffer, “I can’t say enough about the people that help me. I don’t know what it is about (Fremont Speedway). It’s always just a fun place to race. Things worked out great tonight.”

Pole-sitter Sheldon Haudenschild surged ahead to an early advantage, leading the first 12 caution-free circuits with 2015 Fremont Speedway champion Byron Reed in tow. Contact between Haudenschild and the lapped-car of Caleb Griffith initiated the event’s first yellow flag. Griffith would slow to a stop on the front stretch with front-end damage, ultimately slowing the entire field. Haudenschild would remain on point with Byron Reed and Cole Duncan restarting just behind the Southern Pacific Farms, #93.

Sheldon Haudenschild brought the grid back to life with 12 laps in the books. The Wooster, Ohio native kept command of the feature field until lap 22; spinning on the edge of the banking in turn one. Byron Reed would also get collected by a spinning Haudenschild, leaving control to Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan.

Green flag conditions returned to the speedway, but only for a short stint. Chad Kemenah, who was racing in the third position, spun between turns one and two on lap 23. The field would try again with Duncan still on point, followed by a fifth-starting Tim Shaffer and the #1ST of Gary Taylor.

The final eight laps of the 30-lap main event remained caution-free with Duncan setting the early pace on the top-side of the speedway. Tim Shaffer was able to apply pressure to the race leader by lap 27, eventually working underneath Duncan at the exit of turn four on lap 28. Cole Duncan slipped over the banking in turn four, leaving the racing surface wide open for the former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist. Tim Shaffer led the final few circuits and captured the $3,000 payday. Cole Duncan would hang on to finish second, followed by Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry and Gary Taylor. Henry earned his top-five performance after starting on the outside of row eight.

“Yea, that is a hard one to swallow” said Cole Duncan, “I screwed up a little bit in turns one and two. Tim (Shaffer) got up beside me a little bit and I tried to get the lead back. I got back up on the cushion there in turns three and four and got up over of it. Regardless, we still have a lot of confidence heading into tomorrow. I owe all of this to my crew. I can’t thank them enough.”

The UNOH All Star victory was Tim Shaffer’s second of the 2015 season. The western Pennsylvania veteran will enter the 8th annual Jim Ford Classic finale on Saturday, September 19, fifth in the current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions standings.

The 8th annual Jim Ford Classic weekend featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will continue on Saturday evening, September 19, back at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The Jim Ford Classic finale will feature a 50-lap main event, awarding a top prize of $10,000. Dale Blaney is the defending champion, sweeping the doubleheader weekend in 2014.

In addition, the 4th annual Fremont Speedway “Kick-It For Childhood Cancer” kickball game will take shape at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, rain or shine. Teams planning to participate should arrive on speedway grounds by 9:30 a.m. to register. The annual Fremont Speedway Queens Contest, beginning at 2 p.m., and post-race concert are also on the Saturday agenda.

Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m on Saturday at Fremont Speedway, with racing slated for 7 p.m., sharp. A Sunday rain date will be used for Saturday if necessary. Gates will swing open on Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by racing at 5:30 p.m. Please visit Fremont Speedway live on the web for further details regarding the entire weekend schedule; www.fremontohspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Fremont Speedway - Friday, September 18, 2015 Entrants: 37

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 12.475 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Shaffer

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Byron Reed

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Travis Philo

JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Christopher Bell

Qualifying

1.40-Caleb Helms, 12.475; 2.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.493; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.602; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 12.677; 5.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.717; 6.94-Ryan Smith, 12.744; 7.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.757; 8.1-Dale Blaney, 12.794; 9.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.796; 10.49-Tanner Thorson, 12.813; 11.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.855; 12.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.867; 13.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.904; 14.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.906; 15.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.909; 16.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.923; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 12.924; 18.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.928; 19.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 12.961; 20.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.964; 21.8-DJ Foos, 12.986; 22.89-Cody Darrah, 12.997; 23.O9-Christopher Bell, 13.006; 24.2+-Brian Smith, 13.027; 25.5-Byron Reed, 13.027; 26.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.045; 27.19-Chris Andrews, 13.059; 28.55-Tyler Gunn, 13.064; 29.53-Cap Henry, 13.104; 30.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.134; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.162; 32.O8-Dan Kur