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Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 54 events in 2018

BROWNSBURG, IN (November 17, 2017) - Celebrating four seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enter the new year boasting a schedule comprised of 54 events at 36 different facilities. “America’s Series” will crisscross much of the Northeast and Midwest during their upcoming travels, visiting dirt ovals in nine different states including Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, and Wisconsin.

Continuing a longstanding tradition, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off their 2018 campaign with a visit to the Sunshine State. Action will ignite officially with three events at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, followed by back-to-back nights of competition at Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona Beach, Florida.

“I want to thank all of the track promoters, track officials and Series partners for helping us put together a great schedule for 2018,” Tony Stewart explained, Arctic Cat All Star owner. “The scheduling process is always challenging to try to meet the needs of the fans, tracks and our teams. I’d like to thank each of the promoters for their patience in working with us during the last few months. Everyone plays an important role in making a Series like this succeed.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will highlight the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star schedule with nine events in nine days at nine different facilities. The 36th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will launch on Friday evening, June 15, at Attica Raceway Park. Action will continue with appearances at Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, and Millstream Speedway, respectively. The finale at Millstream Speedway, scheduled for Saturday, June 23, will award a $10,000 top prize.

Including the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, a total of five events have been confirmed to award more than the standard All Star winner’s share of $5,000 in 2018, one of which the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. The historic 50-lapper will award a $51,000 top prize in 2018; the highest paying program on the Arctic Cat All Star calendar.

With a potential for more, programs awarding more than $5,000 in 2018 include the July visit to the Jackson Motorplex, the Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway, and the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway. All high paying programs, including those supporting a non-Arctic Cat All Star format, will award full points toward the 2018 Series championship.

For the first time during Tony Stewart’s tenure, and for the first time since 2011, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will swing west and visit the Sprint Car Capital of the World; the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The one-night visit to the Marion County Fairgrounds will be flanked by appearances at Jackson Motorplex and 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

The Arctic Cat All Stars will visit ten new tracks that were not on the schedule in 2017, including visits to Utica-Rome Speedway, Weedsport Speedway and Stateline Speedway in New York, McKean County Raceway in Pennsylvania, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Illinois on the Saturday night of the NASCAR weekend in June, Plymouth Speedway in Indiana, Plymouth Dirt Track in Wisconsin, Millstream Speedway in Ohio, and the aforementioned Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota.

Padding an already impressive summer campaign, an extended list of recurring events will return to the schedule in 2018 including Western Pennsylvania’s I-79 Summer Shootout, Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway, HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park, Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway, and the 4-Crown Nationals, featuring the Arctic Cat All Stars and all three headlining divisions of USAC, at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

In addition, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will join forces with the Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series on three occasions in 2018, co-sanctioning action during visits to Illinois and Wisconsin in parts of May and late-June. The Arctic Cat All Stars and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will collide at the Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway on May 19-20, respectively, followed by a dual at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 30.

The 2018 Arctic Cat All Star season will conclude at “Indiana’s Baddest Bullring;” the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Saturday, October 6. The 2018 finale will be the first All Star appearance at Kokomo Speedway since the Dirt Classic Indiana in 2016.

“We are all very excited to get the season underway,” Stewart added. “We hope to see everyone in Florida when we kick off the 2018 season in early February.”

2018 Arctic Cat All Star Schedule:
2/1/2018 Bubba Raceway Park
2/2/2018 Bubba Raceway Park
2/3/2018 Bubba Raceway Park
2/7/2018 Volusia Speedway Park
2/8/2018 Volusia Speedway Park
4/7/2018 Attica Raceway Park
4/13/2018 Williams Grove Speedway
4/14/2018 Port Royal Speedway
4/15/2018 Bedford Speedway
4/21/2018 Wayne County Speedway
5/4/2018 Lernerville Speedway
5/5/2018 Sharon Speedway
5/19/2018 Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track (IRA co-sanction)
5/20/2018 Angell Park Speedway (IRA co-sanction)
5/25/2018 Attica Raceway Park
5/26/2018 Wayne County Speedway
5/27/2018 Millstream Speedway
6/8/2018 Outlaw Speedway
6/9/2018 Stateline Speedway
6/10/2018 Weedsport Speedway
6/15/2018 Attica Raceway Park
6/16/2018 Eldora Speedway
6/17/2018 Waynesfield Raceway Park
6/18/2018 Wayne County Speedway
6/19/2018 Sharon Speedway
6/20/2018 Atomic Speedway
6/21/2018 Muskingum County Speedway
6/22/2018 Limaland Motorsports Park
6/23/2018 Millstream Speedway
6/29/2018 Plymouth (IN) Speedway
6/30/2018 Dirt Oval @ Route 66 (IRA co-sanction)
7/7/2018 Sharon Speedway
7/8/2018 McKean County Raceway
7/20/2018 Eriez Speedway
7/21/2018 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway
7/27/2018 Jackson Motorplex
7/28/2018 Knoxville Raceway
7/29/2018 34 Raceway
8/17/2018 Utica-Rome Speedway
8/18/2018 Orange County Fair Speedway
8/19/2018 Lebanon Valley Speedway
8/23/2018 Grandview Speedway
8/24/2018 Williams Grove Speedway
8/25/2018 Lincoln (PA) Speedway
8/26/2018 BAPS Motor Speedway
9/1/2018 Attica Raceway Park
9/2/2018 Wayne County Speedway
9/3/2018 Millstream Speedway
9/7/2018 Port Royal Speedway
9/8/2018 Port Royal Speedway
9/14/2018 Outlaw Speedway
9/15/2018 Selinsgrove Speedway
9/22/2018 Eldora Speedway
10/6/2018 Kokomo Speedway

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the events on the schedule should contact each track, respectively. Schedule modifications or changes, if any, will be posted at www.allstarsprint.com during 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 its 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:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:
Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

About Textron Inc:
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Off Road, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit:www.textron.com.

 

 

Joey Saldana dominates #LastCallForMethanol at Eldora Speedway Chad Kemenah earns sixth Arctic Cat All Star championship

ROSSBURG, OH (October 14, 2017) - Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana dominated everything on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, conquering the entire #LastCallForMethanol program at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track for a $5,000 top prize against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Saldana, pilot of the familiar Indy Race Parts, No. 71 sprint car, kicked off the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions finale by earning the fastest time during qualifying time trials, followed by a victory during his respective heat race, as well as a win during the second of two dashes. The “Brownsburg Bullet” capped off his evening by leading all 30 circuits around the legendary half-mile, ultimately crossing under the final checkers 7.23 seconds ahead of Hunter Schuerenberg and Travis Philo.

“That, tonight, is why I love Eldora Speedway,” Saldana stated in Eldora Speedway victory lane. “Man, this place was a lot of fun. It’s just always so much fun to race here; so much history. I’m not just a racer, but I am also a huge fan. When I came here with my dad in 1984 for the Four Crown, I was instantly hooked.”

The Arctic Cat All Star triumph was the 74th of Saldana’s storied career; his 12th at Eldora Speedway during Arctic Cat All Star competition. All but nine cars were lapped during the non-stop, 30-lap finale.

“I was given a really good race car tonight and it shows. When you are given good equipment, it just makes life so much easier,” Saldana said. “We definitely had a top-three car last night and I just gave it away all night, but tonight we made up for it. The guys kept tuning this car as the night went on and it ended up being a really great race car. I can’t thank Bernie [Stuebgen] enough for what he’s done for me to get here. I didn’t have a ride and he gave me a shot. Hopefully we can run this car a little more next year.”

Making it official on Saturday night at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, Chad Kemenah is the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions champion, solidifying his title with a sixth place performance during the #LastCallForMethanol main event. Now even with Dale Blaney as a six-time Arctic Cat All Star champion, the most in Series history, Kemenah captured three victories during his 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign, earning 37 top-ten feature finishes in 48 main event starts.

“Rob Hunter gives us the equipment necessary to be successful. Our goal this year was to be consistent and we certainly accomplished that,” Chad Kemenah explained during the All Star championship celebration. “It’s pretty cool to go out and be competitive every time you hit the race track. I think the only thing that could have made this season even better is a few more wins. Regardless, we’re thrilled. We’ll celebrate this one and begin to prepare for next year.”

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway- Saturday, October 14, 2017: #LastCallForMethanol EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 13.654 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Hunter Schuerenberg - 13.520 seconds (2nd quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Caleb Helms All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Joey Saldana Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Carson Macedo JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Joey Saldana Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Armstrong Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Max Stambaugh (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Broughton (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 44-Trey Starks, 13.65; 2. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.914; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.917; 4. C1-Clay Riney, 13.972; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.019; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.058; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.155; 8. 27-Brad Lamberson, 14.21; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 99.99

Group (B) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.52; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.62; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.903; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.993; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.042; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.12; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 14.197; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 15.014; 9. 12N-Cole Duncan, 99.991

Group ( C ) 1. 71X-Joey Saldana, 13.513; 2. 83-Rob Chaney, 13.887; 3. 71m-Paul May, 14.0192; 4. 51-John Garvin, 14.082; 5. 53W-Bill Wirth, 14.172; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.18; 7. 35-Travis Esh, 14.623; 8. 45T-Bob Tucker, 14.897; 9. O8-Brandon Conkel, 16.379

Group (D) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.77; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.9137; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.995; 4. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.168; 5. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 14.17; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.224; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.537; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.602; 9. 83X-Adam Cruea, 14.853

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 3. C1-Clay Riney [1]; 4. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [3]; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 8. 27-Brad Lamberson [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 71X-Joey Saldana [4]; 2. 83-Rob Chaney [3]; 3. 51-John Garvin [1]; 4. 53W-Bill Wirth [5]; 5. 71M-Paul May [2]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 7. 45T-Bob Tucker [8]; 8. 35-Travis Esh [7]; 9. O8-Brandon Conkel [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [1]; 7. 16-Ryan Ruhl [5]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]; 9. 83X-Adam Cruea [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 71X-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 83-Rob Chaney [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 3. 16-Ryan Ruhl [5]; 4. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [8]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]; 10. 83X-Adam Cruea [11]; 11. O8-Brandon Conkel [14]; 12. 45T-Bob Tucker [12]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 14. 35-Travis Esh [10]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 71X-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 4. 83-Rob Chaney [6]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 7. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [16]; 9. 17-Caleb Helms [10]; 10. 33M-Max Stambaugh [20]; 11. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer [9]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [12]; 14. 51-John Garvin [13]; 15. 22B-Ryan Broughton [17]; 16. 16-Ryan Ruhl [23]; 17. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [14]; 18. 53W-Bill Wirth [15]; 19. C1-Clay Riney [11]; 20. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [21]; 21. 71M-Paul May [18]; 22. 13-Brandon Matus [22]; 23. 95-Hunter Mackison [26]; 24. 1080-Jordan Mackison [19]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [25]; 26. 45-Trevor Baker [24] Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana [1-30]

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Twice is Nice; Ryan Smith sweeps Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway

MANSFIELD, OH (October 13, 2017) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith cashed in for a grand total of $10,000 on Friday night at Mansfield Motor Speedway, sweeping the entire “Double Down at Mansfield” program that included two main events, one of which a make-up feature that was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 28. Joining a short list of competitors who have accomplished two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victories in one day including Dave Blaney, Sammy Swindell, Bobby Allen and Fred Rahmer, Smith’s Friday night sweep raised his season win total to three with “America’s Series,” now with six over the course of his young career.

“This is a night to remember, for sure,” Ryan Smith said following his second main event victory at Mansfield Motor Speedway. “There are a lot of great people who helped put this deal together at the beginning of the year. Those same people have been working hard all season long. To close out our All Star schedule with a win was big, but to get two in the same night is a whole different story. I’m excited to get to Eldora tomorrow. There’s no reason why we can’t keep this momentum going.”

Double Down at Mansfield Feature Finale report:

Waterville, Ohio’s Travis Philo and Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo led the 26 starters to green on Friday night during the “Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway” feature finale. Philo worked to the front early, chased to the flag stand for the first time by Macedo and Ryan Smith. Philo led the first 21 circuits of the 30-lap finale, withstanding two restarts after a pair of cautions on laps four and eleven, as well as periods of traffic.

While Philo set the pace, the battle for second was hot with Smith and Macedo exchanging positions on several occasions, twice during the first four circuits. By the midpoint of the 30-lapper, Philo’s command all but diminished as Macedo and Smith made their way to the back bumper of the Control Design Solutions/Banshee Graphics/No. 5T.

On lap 20, Smith worked around Macedo to take second, soon followed by a bid for the top spot on lap 22. The pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Speciality Rigging/Slade Shocks/Rick’s Auto Body/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL./No. 59 used the bottom edge of the speedway to slingshot underneath Philo at the exit of turn two, ultimately making the winning move stick as the pair raced through turns three and four.

From that point forward, Smith raced on top of the field unchallenged, surviving a pair of cautions on laps 24 and 25 to earn the main event victory. Despite a late attempt to work back around Smith using the very topside of the speedway, Macedo would cross under the final checkers second, followed to the finish by Travis Philo, Chad Kemenah and Joey Saldana.

May 28 make-up A-main report:

Brad Haudenschild and Tim Shaffer led the make-up feature to green to kick-off the evening at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Shaffer earned the early advantage, leading Brad Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild and Ryan Smith by the flag stand for the first time. Despite a caution on lap three involving T.J. Michael and Jordan Mackison, Shaffer’s command at the front of the field was uninterrupted for the first ten circuits.

Meanwhile, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith was in hot pursuit of the “Steel City Outlaw,” moving into second by lap two, eventually allowing traffic to slow Shaffer’s momentum at the front of the field. By lap 10, traffic intensified enough to give Smith his first bid for the top spot; a slidejob between turns three and four. Shaffer’s momentum was enough to allow him to cut back under Smith, leading the pair in a drag race back to the flag stand. Unfortunately, red flag conditions took over the speedway, this time for Brad Haudenschild who was racing inside the top-five. Haudenschild walked away unharmed.

Green flag conditions returned on lap 11 with Shaffer still in command. Despite Shaffer’s ability to pull away during the restart, Smith was back on his bumper by lap 19, simultaneously navigating through traffic while tracking down the Aliquippa native. On lap 26, Smith made another huge bid for the top spot, but this time he succeeded; pulling even with Tim Shaffer as the pair raced down the backstretch, ultimately holding the position through turns three and four.

From that point forward, it was all Ryan Smith, withstanding a final caution on lap 27 to pull away by nearly two seconds at the final checkers. Tim Shaffer held on to finish second, followed by Lee Jacobs, Jac Haudenschild and Chad Kemenah.

“I can’t say enough about this team and how hard they work,” Ryan Smith explained following his first main event victory on Friday night. “It feels great to park this car back in victory lane. We’ve been hungry for another one of these since we got it done in New York a few months back. We have a new set of Slade Shocks on this car car tonight that Eric Slade allowed us to use. It has made a world of a difference so far.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will officially conclude the 2017 season tomorrow evening - Saturday, October 14 - at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Joining a field of non-wing sprint cars, as well as the NRA Sprint Invaders, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will headline #LastCallForMethanol at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. A $5,000 top prize will be awarded, as well as the crowning of the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star champion.

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will open gates at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 14. A mandatory meeting for all full-time teams and staff will be conducted at 3:00pm, followed by a mandatory drivers meeting for all of those entered for action at 3:50pm. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions hot laps will hit the historic half-mile at 4:30pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Mansfield Motor Speedway- Friday, October 13, 2017: Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 14.402 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 14.527 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Ryan Smith JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Broc Martin Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Hunter Schuerenberg Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler 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)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.641; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.741; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.808; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 14.816; 5. 71-Joey Saldana, 14.825; 6. 97-Broc Martin, 14.91; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.195; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.206; 9. 51-John Garvin, 15.453; 10. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 99

Group (B) 1. 12N-Cole Duncan, 14.658; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.671; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.672; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.684; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.789; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 15.179; 8. 35-Travis Esh, 15.512; 9. 7-Troy Kingan, 15.521; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.609

Group ( C ) 1. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.588; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.594; 3. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.691; 4. 19-Mitch Harble, 14.778; 5. 4-Cap Henry, 14.817; 6. 33W-Michael Walter, 14.822; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 15.017; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 15.461; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 16.417; 10. 22M-Ray Miller, 16.679; 11. 5-Andy Teuesten, 99.39

Group (D) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.527; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.76; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.896; 4. 23-DJ Foos, 14.919; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.944; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 15.127; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.15; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 15.564

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 7. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [10]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 2. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 7. 7-Troy Kingan [9]; 8. 35-Travis Esh [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 4. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 5. 33W-Michael Walter [6]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 7. 5-Andy Teuesten [10]; 8. 22M-Ray Miller [9]; 9. 19-Mitch Harble [1]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [2]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 6. 33D-Tyler Dunn [9]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [1]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 12N-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 97-Broc Martin [3]; 2. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 3. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 5. 33D-Tyler Dunn [11]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 8. 7-Troy Kingan [10]; 9. 22M-Ray Miller [13]; 10. 19-Mitch Harble [2]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 12. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 13. 35-Travis Esh [9]; 14. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [14]; 15. 5-Andy Teuesten [15]; 16. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [-]; 17. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [-]; 18. 51-John Garvin [-]; 19. 16-Danny Mumaw [-]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 5. 71-Joey Saldana [5]; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller [12]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13]; 9. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [18]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [17]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [15]; 13. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 14. 9M-Jordan Ryan [23]; 15. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [16]; 17. 95-Hunter Mackison [22]; 18. 33W-Michael Walter [19]; 19. 13-Brandon Matus [20]; 20. 9C-Roger Campbell [24]; 21. 35-Travis Esh [25]; 22. 33D-Tyler Dunn [26]; 23. 4-Cap Henry [10]; 24. 45-Trevor Baker [14]; 25. 12N-Cole Duncan [3]; 26. 97-Broc Martin [21] Lap Leaders: Travis Philo [1-21]; Ryan Smith [22-30]

Make-up A-main from May 28:

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11]; 6. 23-DJ Foos [10]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [12]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [15]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison [14]; 13. 15H-Mitch Harble [16]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [18]; 15. 16-Danny Mumaw [13]; 16. 9C-Roger Campbell [22]; 17. 33-Brent Matus [23]; 18. 35-Travis Esh [21]; 19. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 20. 7-Troy Kingan [24]; 21. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 22. 51-John Garvin [20]; 23. 1080-Jordan Mackison [19]; 24. 8M-TJ Michael [17] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-25]; Ryan Smith [26-30]

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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: For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat’s snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc: Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off Road™, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, Douglas™, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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One weekend remains; Mansfield and Eldora will conclude 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 11, 2017) - Concluding a nine month campaign consisting of nearly 50 events stretching from Upstate New York to eastern Iowa, as well as sunny, northern Florida, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make their final appearances of the season this Friday and Saturday, October 13-14, ready to challenge local and regional combatants at a pair of state-of-the-art facilities on opposite ends of the Buckeye State. Arctic Cat All Star teams battling for positions in the season championship will have three opportunities to advance during the course of the weekend, as three main events will be contested over the two day swing.

Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, will activate the final weekend of competition for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Hosting two main events in one evening, “Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway” will feature a full show for “America’s Series,” as well as a make-up feature that will also award a $5,000 top prize. The make-up feature, scheduled to be completed just before heat race action takes shape for the regularly scheduled program, was originally planned to conclude the All Star visit in late May, but Mother Nature halted any hope for that just as feature cars were beginning to stage.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will officially conclude their 2017 campaign on Saturday night, October 14, at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Joining a competitive field of non-wing sprint cars, as well as the NRA Sprint Invaders, the “Last Call For Methanol” blockbuster will feature three, full sprint car programs. The Arctic Cat All Star portion of the program will headline the evening schedule at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. A $5,000 top prize will be awarded, as well as the crowning of the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star champion.

Earning a record-tying sixth Series championship, Chad Kemenah will officially be crowned as the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions champion on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Entering the weekend with a commanding 462-point lead in the Arctic Cat All Star driver championship, Kemenah’s title will be a second consecutive, padded by three victories on the season thus far, as well as 34 top-ten finishes in 45 main event starts.

Hunter Racing will clinch the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions owner championship with an appearance at Mansfield Motor Speedway. It will be a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star title for Hunter Racing’s Rob Hunter, outperforming his 2016 championship campaign in the win column, as well as in the top-ten column.

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith; New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong; leading Rookie of the Year contender, “Mad Max” Stambaugh; and Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms will enter the upcoming weekend second through fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star driver standings. Smith and Helms each own one victory on the season.

Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4:00pm on Friday, October 13. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:00pm, followed by motor heat at 5:20pm and Arctic Cat All Star hot laps at 5:45pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Mansfield Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will open gates at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 14. A mandatory meeting for all full-time teams and staff will be conducted at 3:00pm, followed by a mandatory drivers meeting for all of those entered for action at 3:50pm. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions hot laps will hit the historic half-mile at 4:30pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Christopher Bell charges from row six to win at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, OH (October 7, 2017) - Becoming the fifth different Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winner in five starts at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell hard charged from the inside of row six to score $5,000 on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. Bell took command for the first time on lap 22, surviving a battle with rising star, Spencer Bayston, the circuit prior. Knoxville (IA) Raceway track champion, Ian Madsen, chased Bell to the final checkers, followed by Broc Martin, Cole Duncan and Rob Chaney.

For Bell, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions triumph was the second of his 2017 season and the third of his career, last visiting victory lane during an appearance at Sharon (OH) Speedway on July 8.

“I’m just really thankful for the opportunity to drive this car for Ed Neumeister and the Linders,” said Christopher Bell, pilot of the Dough-Si-Dough/Linder’s Speed Equipment/DMI/Fisher Racing Engines/No. 11N. “It’s a true privilege to drive this thing.”

Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms and the KCP Racing entry of Ian Madsen led the 26 starters to green on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. Madsen earned the early advantage, leading Caleb Helms and Brad Haudenschild by the flag stand to complete lap one.

A red flag on lap two slowed action for the first time. When green flag conditions resumed, it was Madsen returning to the top spot, now with the Swindell Speedlab entry of Spencer Bayston, who started eighth, and Wooster, Ohio’s Broc Martin in tow. The top three raced nose-to-tail for the next six circuits until caution flags returned to the speedway on lap nine, ultimately resulting in an open red flag stop.

After a short pause while medics tended to a fan, Madsen led the field back to green, still in charge over Bayston and Martin. On lap 13, Christopher Bell, who charged ahead from the 11th position, drove around Martin to take third, now setting aim on Bayston and Ian Madsen.

By the midpoint of the 30-lapper, the three front-runners found themselves in a bumper-to-bumper battle for the lead. Soon enough, utilizing a textbook slider through turns three and four, Bayston made a bold move and drove under Madsen to take command on lap 17. One circuit later, Bell also found room and cruised by Madsen with a perfect slide job, this time through turns one and two.

Within two laps, Bell started to apply pressure on Bayston for the top spot, chasing the Lebanon, Indiana, native into traffic on lap 21. As the pair drag raced toward the flag stand to complete lap 22, Bell and Bayston made incidental contact causing the No. 39 of Bayston to flip wildly down the front straightaway. Bayston would walk away unharmed, but would not return to the speedway.

With little damage after the incidental contact with Bayston, a broken right rear shock, Christopher Bell drove on to score the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory unchallenged, leading laps 22 to 30 with Madsen and Martin in tow at the finish.

“I’m really disappointed that Spencer (Bayston) and I didn’t get a chance to race that out,” Bell said in victory lane. “It was going to be a really good race. He’s a talented guy.”

“The car wasn’t the funnest to drive after that, but I had clean air,” Bell said in regards to his car after the incident. “That’s really big at a place like this, especially here because the corners are so tight. Being out front made it a lot easier even with the damage.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2017 season with a full weekend of competition on Friday and Saturday, October 13-14. Ending the year in the Buckeye State, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will launch their final weekend of action with a visit to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield on October 13, followed by a stop at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track; the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, October 14.

The Friday night visit to Mansfield Motor Speedway will feature double main events, as the Series’ first visit in May was halted early due to Mother Nature. More news and information will be posted in the coming days. Please stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway- Saturday, October 7, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Christopher Bell - 14.848 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cale Conley - 14.552 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Max Stambaugh Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Broc Martin Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Ian Madsen JE Pistons Dash #1: Caleb Helms Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Ian Madsen Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cap Henry Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Christopher Bell (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Cap Henry Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brent Matus (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.552; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 14.612; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.681; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.73; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.751; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 14.752; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.757; 8. 51-John Garvin, 15.081; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 99.99

Group (B) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.688; 2. 11n-Christopher Bell, 14.762; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.838; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.928; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.038; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.108; 7. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.157; 8. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 15.226; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 15.572

Group ( C ) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.798; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.872; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 14.932; 4. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.274; 5. 35-Travis Esh, 16.389; 6. 33-Brent Matus, 16.609; 7. 22M-Ray Miller, 16.945; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 99

Group (D) 1. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.895; 2. 83-Rob Chaney, 14.941; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.948; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.022; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.085; 6. D12-Jason Dolick, 15.109; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson, 15.471; 8. 5-Jordan Harble, 16.226

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 7. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 3. 11N-Christopher Bell [3]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw [7]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 8. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 2. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [6]; 6. 22M-Ray Miller [7]; 7. 35-Travis Esh [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 3. 83-Rob Chaney [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton [4]; 6. D12-Jason Dolick [6]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [7]; 8. 5-Jordan Harble [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [4]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [2]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 45-Trevor Baker [1]; 3. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 4. 5-Jordan Harble [10]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 6. 51-John Garvin [4]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [5]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 9. 22M-Ray Miller [12]; 10. 27-Brad Lamberson [8]; 11. D12-Jason Dolick [6]; 12. 35-Travis Esh [11]; 13. 33D-Tyler Dunn [13]; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 11N-Christopher Bell [11]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [10]; 5. 83-Rob Chaney [13]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 9. 59-Ryan Smith [14]; 10. 4-Cap Henry [21]; 11. 16-Danny Mumaw [19]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [22]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 15. 33-Brent Matus [20]; 16. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 17. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [6]; 18. 13-Brandon Matus [26]; 19. 5-Jordan Harble [24]; 20. 22B-Ryan Broughton [18]; 21. 35-Travis Esh [25]; 22. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 23. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [17]; 24. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [23]; 25. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 26. 1080-Jordan Mackison [15] Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen [1-16]; Spencer Bayston [17-21]; Christopher Bell [22-30]

 

 

The “Macho Man” goes wire-to-wire at Eldora Speedway for Arctic Cat All Star 4-Crown Nationals victory

ROSSBURG, OH (September 23, 2017) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon conquered the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions segment of the 36th Annual 4-Crown Nationals presented by NKT.TV on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, leading all 25 circuits around the World’s Greatest Dirt Track for a first-ever victory against “America’s Series.” The “Macho Man” started on the pole for the 25-lapper, surviving two cautions and periods of traffic to claim the $5,000 payday.

“This is a big win for my team. We’ve been struggling with this car all year. It has definitely been hit and miss,” Bacon explained, pilot of the Priority Aviation/Fatheadz Eyewear/Tel-Star Communications/No. 99. “To get my first All Star win at Eldora Speedway with all my friends and family here; it’s really special for me.”

Brady Bacon and the “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana led the 25 starters to green on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Bacon earned the early advantage, chased to the line by a three-wide battle for second between Max Stambaugh, Joey Saldana and Bryan Nuckles.

Despite finding the back of the field by lap eight, Bacon held on to the top spot uninterrupted for the first ten circuits, all until the main event’s first caution appeared for a slowing Brandon Wimmer on lap 11. Nuckles, who fell in behind Bacon on lap two, was solidly in second at the time of the caution, followed closely by the Ray Marshall Motorsports entry of Stambaugh.

Bacon led the field back to green and returned to the top edge of the speedway. By lap 13, Stambaugh, the leading Arctic Cat All Star rookie contender, was beginning to apply pressure on Nuckles for second, soon overtaking the runner-up position at the exit of turn four on lap 16. Just as Bacon’s lead started to grow, caution lights reappeared, this time for D.J. Foos who ended up upside-down between turns one and two on lap 19. Foos was unharmed.

Green flag conditions resumed once again allowing Bacon to return to his familiar running lane at the top of the speedway. The lap 19 restart proved to be Bacon’s last obstacle, cruising ahead to earn himself a parking spot on Eldora Speedway’s victory lane platform. Nuckles was able to sneak back by Stambaugh on the restart to reclaim the runner-up position. The Columbus, Ohio, native held on to finish second, followed by “Mad Max” Stambaugh, Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs and “Hunter Percent” Hunter Schuerenberg.

“If you would have told me that this was the feature I was going to win tonight, I wouldn’t have believe you,” Bacon said, who competed in all four classes during the 36th Annual 4-Crown Nationals. “We’ve been 3,2,1 so far here tonight. Hopefully we can get another one.”

Moving into the month of October, only three events remain on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail, one of which a visit to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday evening, October 7. “America’s Series” visited “Orrville’s Historic Oval” on four prior occasions in 2017, crowning four different winners including Sheldon Haudenschild, Kyle Larson, Joey Saldana, and Caleb Helms. The fifth and final appearance will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship which will be crowned on October 14 at Eldora Speedway.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the upcoming Wayne County Speedway visit should check out the facility live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway- Saturday, September 23, 2017: Event: 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 14.765 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Rico Abreu - 14.669 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brady Bacon Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Travis Philo JE Pistons Dash #1: Brady Bacon Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cap Henry Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Bryan Nuckles (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+13) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: John Garvin 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)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.669; 2. 71-Joey Saldana, 14.759; 3. 12N-Cole Duncan, 15.13; 4. 23-DJ Foos, 15.268; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor, 15.279; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.442; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson, 15.629; 8. 78-Todd Kane, 15.791; 9. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 15.911; 10. 71m-Paul May, 15.935; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell, 16.764

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.131; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.234; 3. 11n-Cap Henry, 15.2786; 4. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 15.514; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer, 15.717; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 15.999; 7. 51-John Garvin, 16.08; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.198; 9. 21-Carson Short, 16.285

Group ( C ) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.329; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.495; 3. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 15.528; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 15.587; 5. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 15.64; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.686; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.738; 8. 59-Steve Buckwalter, 16.163; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson, 16.602; 10. 45-Trevor Baker, 16.724; 11. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.911

Group (D) 1. 83-Rob Chaney, 15.688; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.835; 3. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.941; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 16.096; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.243; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 16.518; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 16.591; 8. M1-Mark Smith, 16.792; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 17.156

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 71-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 23-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 12N-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor [5]; 6. 78-Todd Kane [8]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [9]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [7]; 10. 71M-Paul May [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 2. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 51-John Garvin [7]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 11N-Cap Henry [2]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 9. 21-Carson Short [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. A67-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 59-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 7. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson [9]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 3. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 5. 83-Rob Chaney [4]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [2]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 5. 12N-Cole Duncan [7]; 6. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 9. A67-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 10. 17-Caleb Helms [10]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11N-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 4. 78-Todd Kane [6]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 6. 35R-Ronnie Blair [7]; 7. 71M-Paul May [8]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [3]; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson [14]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 11. 21-Carson Short [12]; 12. 91-Anthony Fiore [17]; 13. 9C-Roger Campbell [16]; 14. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [18]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 18. 33-Brent Matus [13]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [3]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [12]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [14]; 8. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [22]; 10. 51-John Garvin [16]; 11. 11N-Cap Henry [21]; 12. 1ST-Gary Taylor [17]; 13. 12N-Cole Duncan [5]; 14. 78-Todd Kane [24]; 15. 17-Caleb Helms [10]; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 17. 83-Rob Chaney [18]; 18. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [23]; 19. 59-Steve Buckwalter [20]; 20. 33-Brent Matus [25]; 21. 23-DJ Foos [6]; 22. A67-Brandon Wimmer [9]; 23. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus [15]; 25. 49-Shawn Dancer [19] Lap Leaders: Brady Bacon [1-30]

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars will attempt to tame Eldora Speedway during 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 20, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions have officially hit the homestretch. Only four dates remain on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule, and despite the end in sight, the pursuit toward a championship continues. Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, a three-time winner during All Star competition in 2017, will enter the final stretch of season on top of the title chase. The five-time and defending titlist is seeking a record-tying sixth Series championship, equaling the number accomplished by the “Lowrider” Dale Blaney.

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, an Arctic Cat All Star winner in the Empire State earlier this season, currently sits second in the All Star driver championship, followed by New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong, Max Stambaugh, and recent Pete Jacobs Memorial champion, Caleb Helms.

In addition to being fourth in the current driver standings, Elida, Ohio’s “Mad Max” Stambaugh is on pace to become the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year.

“We’ve been having a lot of fun this year. It’s tough to believe we are down to just a few races,” Max Stambaugh explained, driver of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators/No. 33M. “Being a rookie is tough. It’s not easy out here, especially while maintaining a full-time job. I can’t thank Ray Marshall and everyone enough for this opportunity. Our goal is to go out and perform well during the last few races and seal up the rookie title. That was our goal from the start. We are almost there.”

The World’s Greatest Dirt Track - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio - will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on two, separate occasions during their last bit of the 2017 season, the first on Saturday, September 23, during the 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals presented by NKT.TV. In addition to a full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, complete with one-lap qualifying, heat race competition, one dash, and respective mains, all three national USAC divisions, Midget, Sprint Car and Silver Crown, will be on hand to complete the “Four Crown Showdown.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Eldora Speedway appearance on Saturday, June 17, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer earned the $5,000 payday, holding back a hard charging Rico Abreu, as well as Ohio standout, Travis Philo, to claim the 30-lap showstopper.

Continuing a rich tradition, the 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals will be the 144th Eldora Speedway appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars in Series history.

Eldora Speedway officials will open gates at 12-noon on Saturday, September 23. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 4:45pm, followed by racing at 8:00pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (September 20, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 5966 2. Ryan Smith - 5626 3. Caleb Armstrong - 5364 4. Max Stambaugh - 4998 5. Caleb Helms - 4974 6. Brandon Spithaler - 4657 7. T.J. Michael - 4607 8. Tyler Esh - 4585 9. Brandon Matus - 4438 10. Tim Shaffer - 4350

 

 

“Blackjack” beats the All Stars at Bedford to complete weekend sweep

BEDFORD, PA (September 17, 2017) - Completing a weekend sweep against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, “Blackjack” Brian Brown led all 30 circuits on Sunday night at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, earning another $5,000 in the process to cap off a $13,000 weekend in Central Pennsylvania. It was Brown’s first-ever visit to the Bedford County half-mile, ultimately leading Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms and Aussie invader, James McFadden, to the final checkers.

Brian Brown is now the sixth different Arctic Cat All Star winner at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in six Series appearances; a statistic carried over from Selinsgrove Speedway when Brown became the 16th different winner one night ago.

“Hats off to my crew, everybody on this FVP/Casey’s General Stores/Impact team. To come out here to Central PA and win two in a row is a dream come true,” Brian Brown explained. “We thought if we could come out here and get a couple top-fives, that would be a successful trip. I never would have dreamed I’d come to Bedford my first time and win. They call it ‘motorsports’ for a reason and we have the best engine builder in the country.”

Brian Brown and Caleb Helms led the feature grid to green on Sunday night. Brown earned the initial jump, holding back Helms and Trey Starks as the field passed by the flag stand for the first time.

Utilizing the top of the speedway in turns one and two, as well as the bottom groove in turns three and four, Brown cruised at the top of the running order undisturbed until caution flags flew for the first time on lap 11. Trey Starks, who was racing for second at the time, was responsible for the caution, slowing as the leaders crossed the line to complete lap 10; Starks would not return.

Green flag conditions soon resumed with Brown returning to his familiar lines in all four corners. By the mid-point of the 30-lapper, Helms was beginning to pressure Brown for the lead, racing within two to three car lengths, even while in traffic, until caution flags flew again on lap 22. The Findlay, Ohio, native was working the top groove all the way around the legendary half-mile, making up the most ground on Brian Brown at the exit of turn four.

Including the pause on lap 22, a total of three cautions between laps 22 and 25 interrupted Brown’s campaign at the front of the field, each giving Helms another chance to work around the former Knoxville (IA) Raceway track champion. Despite Helms’ efforts, the restart on lap 25 proved to be all that Brown needed, slowly pulling away as each lap clicked complete.

“We’ve been getting lucky. The pill draws have been going our way. To say I could have won from tenth tonight would have been pretty tough,” said Brian Brown. “Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good, and we’ll take the luck. We’ve been getting a lot of front row draws. When you get that opportunity, you have to take advantage of it. There have been some races the last month or so that I’ve given away as a driver. I’m just tickled to be here.”

With the final Pennsylvania appearance officially in the books, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will turn west and hop the Pennsylvania/Ohio border, anxious to battle in the Buckeye State for the final four dates on the 2017 campaign trail. Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will host “America’s Series” on two occasions during the final four stops including a visit on Saturday, September 23, for the 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals.

Joining all three national USAC divisions, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will compete for $5,000 during the Four Crown Nationals showstopper; a program that welcomed 37 entries in 2016. Ian Madsen earned high honors a year ago, holding back Chad Kemenah and Randy Hannagan at the finish.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Four Crown Nationals should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway- Sunday, September 17, 2017: Event Name: Inaugural Harvest Dirt Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 26 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.188 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Trey Starks - 15.968 seconds *New Track Record Ford Performance Heat #1: Caleb Helms All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carl Bowser Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: James McFadden JE Pistons Dash #1: Brian Brown Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brandon Matus Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Helms (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brent Matus (+5) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Carl Bowser (12th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Matus (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.103; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.217; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 16.318; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 16.413; 5. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.433; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.469; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.588; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.194; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 18.269

Group (B) 1. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.021; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.373; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.464; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.494; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.583; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.686; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.7688; 8. 5-Justin Barger, 16.769

Group ( C ) 1. 44-Trey Starks, 15.968; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 16.014; 3. 3-James McFadden, 16.355; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.431; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 16.512; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.627; 7. 51-John Garvin, 17.271; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 17.299

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 55-Mike Wagner [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison [1]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [5]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [6]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3-James McFadden [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [6]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 5. 3-James McFadden [3]; 6. 1Z-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [8]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 2. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [3]; 5. 51-John Garvin [5]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [6]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 3-James McFadden [5]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [9]; 6. 1Z-Dale Blaney [6]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [11]; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [10]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [8]; 10. 3K-Tim Kaeding [12]; 11. 7W-Logan Wagner [16]; 12. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 13. 5-Justin Barger [15]; 14. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [19]; 16. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 17. 33-Brent Matus [22]; 18. 51-John Garvin [23]; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison [20]; 20. 91-Anthony Fiore [17]; 21. 55-Mike Wagner [13]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [21]; 23. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 24. 95-Hunter Mackison [24] Lap Leaders: Brian Brown [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (September 17, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 5966 2. Ryan Smith - 5626 3. Caleb Armstrong - 5364 4. Max Stambaugh - 4998 5. Caleb Helms - 4974 6. Brandon Spithaler - 4657 7. T.J. Michael - 4607 8. Tyler Esh - 4585 9. Brandon Matus - 4438 10. Tim Shaffer - 4350

 

 

Brian Brown leads all 30 laps at Selinsgrove Speedway for Jim Nace Memorial/National Open title

SELINSGROVE, PA (September 16, 2017) - Adding to a rapidly expanding resume, “Blackjack” Brian Brown ruled Central Pennsylvania soil on Saturday evening during his visit to Selinsgrove Speedway, claiming the 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Grain Valley, Missouri, native led all 30 circuits at the historic venue to score the $8,000 payday, ultimately crossing under the final checkers ahead of a pair of Central Pennsylvania’s finest, Brock Zearfoss and Greg Hodnett.

The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of Brown’s career, also becoming the 16th different Arctic Cat All Star winner at the Selinsgrove half-mile in 16 starts.

“My engine builder over here, Charlie Garrett, used to build the engines for Jim Nace’s car, as well as be good really good friends with him. Charlie told me that if I could only win one race in Central Pennsylvania, let it be the Jim Nace Memorial,” Brian Brown explained, driver of the Casey’s General Store/FVP/Impact Signs/No. 21. “This one is for Charlie Garrett. This trophy is going back to his shop. What an awesome job by this whole team. We love coming out here. The fans in this area of the country know how to support sprint car racing. Everyone knows how special this race is. This is definitely a dream come true; unbelievable.”

Despite leading all 30 circuits, Brown’s campaign at the top of the running order did not go completely uninterrupted. A series of cautions, two of which on lap four for back-to-back red flag incidents, were obvious distractions for Brown. Traffic came into the picture for the first time on lap eight which held up Brown just enough to allow James McFadden, Brock Zearfoss and Greg Hodnett to track down the race leader. By lap ten, the top-four were racing nearly nose-to-tail while navigating through slower cars. In Brown's favor, a caution on lap 13 would end any further challenges by those racing behind him.

The main event’s final caution on lap 22 set up a clear track and clean air for Brown, not reaching the tail of the field again until the mid-point of lap 29. The former Knoxville (IA) Raceway track champion was chased to the checkers by recently crowned Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss, and Greg Hodnett.

“I glanced up at the scoreboard a few times and saw [Greg Hodnett] was moving around,” Brown stated. “I knew I had to go out there and lay down some good laps. I got beat last week by trying to save my tires and be smarter than everyone else. It was ‘win it or put it in the fence’ tonight and here we are.”

“Any half-mile really fits my style,” Brown said. “This is just a testament to our whole team. They gave me a phenomenal car here tonight. It’s not easy to just come out here and run in Pennsylvania for a month. It takes a lot of time and preparation. It takes everyone to believe in us and say ‘go out there and have some fun.’”

For the final time this season, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will headline competition in the Keystone State, this time paying a visit to the oldest active dirt track in the state.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, will host Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars on Sunday evening, September 17; the second appearance of the season, as well as the sixth in Series history. Washington native, Trey Starks, is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at the Bedford half-mile, holding off Dale Blaney and Lucas Wolfe for a $5,000 payday on April 30, 2017.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway officials will allow pit access beginning at 4:00pm on Sunday, September 17. The mandatory drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm. More information can be found on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Selinsgrove Speedway- Saturday, September 16, 2017: Event: 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open EMi Driver’s Meeting: 40 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.086 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Trey Starks - 15.995 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Kaeding All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Blane Heimbach Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Anthony Macri JE Pistons Dash #1: James McFadden JE Pistons Dash #2: Brian Brown Classic Ink USA B-Main: Trey Starks Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Greg Hodnett (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Trey Starks (+16) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Trey Starks Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Matus (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 44-Trey Starks, 15.995; 2. 1z-Dale Blaney, 16.333; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 16.377; 4. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 16.412; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.509; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.696; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.767; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.834; 9. C4-Jim Shuster, 17.057; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 18.76

Group (B) 1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.103; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.44; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.453; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.505; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.522; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.549; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 16.642; 8. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 16.649; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.155; 10. 10-Joe Kata, 17.836

Group ( C ) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.208; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.263; 3. 11-TJ Stutts, 16.32; 4. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.349; 5. 29S-Jason Shultz, 16.455; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.641; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.663; 8. 7-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.668; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.801; 10. 49-Mallie Shuster, 17.232

Group (D) 1. 3-James McFadden, 16.459; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty, 16.584; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.586; 4. 41-Ryan Taylor, 16.656; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 16.671; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.704; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 16.788; 8. 51-John Garvin, 17.193; 9. 35S-Daryl Stimeling, 17.298; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.476

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3K-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 7. C4-Jim Shuster [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 10. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 8. 38-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 10-Joe Kata [10]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 5. 29S-Jason Shultz [5]; 6. 7-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 10. 49-Mallie Shuster [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 2. 3-James McFadden [4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 4. 41-Ryan Taylor [1]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 6. 0-Rick Lafferty [3]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 9. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [9]; 10. 33W-Michael Walter [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 3-James McFadden [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [3]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty [4]; 3. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 5. 7-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [10]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 9. C4-Jim Shuster [13]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 11. 10-Joe Kata [19]; 12. 33W-Michael Walter [11]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [20]; 14. 9C-Roger Campbell [14]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 17. 1Z-Dale Blaney [2]; 18. 51-John Garvin [15]; 19. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [17]; 20. 49-Mallie Shuster [16]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 7. 29-Danny Dietrich [12]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [10]; 9. 29S-Jason Shultz [17]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [13]; 12. 38-Steve Buckwalter [24]; 13. 5-Justin Barger [23]; 14. 41-Ryan Taylor [15]; 15. 3K-Tim Kaeding [9]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [16]; 17. 95-Hunter Mackison [19]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 19. 51-John Garvin [25]; 20. 0-Rick Lafferty [22]; 21. 3-James McFadden [1]; 22. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 23. 11-TJ Stutts [14]; 24. 17-Caleb Helms [11]; 25. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [20] Lap Leaders: Brian Brown [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (September 16, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 5824 2. Ryan Smith - 5494 3. Caleb Armstrong - 5230 4. Max Stambaugh - 4908 5. Caleb Helms - 4828 6. Brandon Spithaler - 4551 7. T.J. Michael - 4489 8. Tyler Esh - 4463 9. Tim Shaffer - 4350 10. Brandon Matus - 4318

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Selinsgrove, Bedford on deck; Pennsylvania welcomes Arctic Cat All Stars for final visit of 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 13, 2017) - One final trip to the Keystone State stands ahead for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Comprised of two events at two different facilities, the final Central Pennsylvania invasion of the season will include visits to Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17. The traveling band of winged warriors will race for a total winner’s share equaling $13,000 during the two-day trek, $8,000 of it during Selinsgrove Speedway’s season ending Jim Nace Memorial/National Open on Saturday.

Including their first visit in 1970, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions have made 15 prior appearances at Selinsgrove Speedway, each resulting in a different main event winner. Danny Dietrich, a two-time winner with the Series this season, is the most recent to visit Selinsgrove Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition, earning high honors on April 24, 2016.

After a one-night showdown at Selinsgrove Speedway on Saturday, September 16, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will move southwest and enter action at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday, September 17. Unlike Selinsgrove, Bedford’s history involving the Arctic Cat All Stars is fairly short, only hosting the regional travelers on five occasions since their debut in 2001. One trend that Selinsgrove and Bedford do share is a diverse win list; there has yet to be a repeat Arctic Cat All Star winner at the Bedford half-mile.

Moving closer and closer toward a record-tying sixth Series championship, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Central Pennsylvania. The three-time winner in 2017, one of which at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway during the Series’ first visit in late April, holds a 350-point cushion over Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith. Smith, who owns one Arctic Cat All Star victory during competition in 2017, will enter the two-race stand in hopes to furthering his Central Pennsylvania momentum streak. Most recently, the “Kunkletown Kid” finished second during the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong, “Mad Max” Stambaugh, and recent $10,000 winner at Wayne County (OH) Speedway, Caleb Helms, currently find themselves third through fifth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings. For Stambaugh, following the Arctic Cat All Star trail full-time is a first-ever experience, now leading the EMi Rookie of the Year standings aboard the Ray Marshall Motorsports entry.

Selinsgrove Speedway officials will open pit gates at 4:00pm on Saturday, September 16. A mandatory meeting for all Arctic Cat All Star competitors will be hosted at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30pm, sharp. Those seeking extra news and notes can find Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway officials will allow pit access beginning at 4:00pm on Sunday, September 17. The mandatory drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm. More information can be found on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (September 13, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah -5710 2. Ryan Smith - 5360 3. Caleb Armstrong - 5128 4. Max Stambaugh - 4818 5. Caleb Helms - 4726 6. Brandon Spithaler - 4461 7. T.J. Michael - 4399 8. Tyler Esh - 4373 9. Tim Shaffer - 4350 10. Brandon Matus - 4200

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Lance Dewease scores richest payday in Port Royal Speedway history

PORT ROYAL, PA (September 9, 2017) - Ending a perfect weekend for the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native, Lance Dewease scored the richest payday in the history of Port Royal Speedway on Saturday evening, dominating 44 of 50 circuits around the Juniata County Fairgrounds “Speed Palace” to claim the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50 worth $50,000.

Dewease, now with an unprecedented six Tuscarora 50 titles, started sixth on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event grid, taking command officially on lap seven over Kunkletown’s Ryan Smith and Central Pennsylvania hotshot, Danny Dietrich. Despite a competition yellow during the midpoint of the 50-lapper, Dewease remained flawless during his campaign at the top of the running order, crossing under the final checkers nearly four seconds ahead of Smith, Brock Zearfoss, a hard-charging Lucas Wolfe, and the “Madman” Kerry Madsen.

“I know how to run this place for 50 laps,” Lance Dewease said on the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. “We didn’t push it real hard at the beginning just because I didn’t want to overheat my left rear. I probably could have ran a little faster, but I didn’t want to yet. This is all about this team right now. We have a 16-race-old motor in here. It’s the ‘little engine that can.’ My team works their butts off every time we show up to race. It’s definitely hard work that gets us here.”

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and Western Pennsylvania's own Carl Bowser led the 27 starters to green for the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50. Smith earned the early advantage, racing back to the flagstand for the first time with Danny Dietrich, Lance Dewease and Carl Bowser in tow. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Ryan Smith kept command for the first six circuits.

By lap three, Lance Dewease had worked his way underneath Dietrich for second. Four circuits later, Dewease was battling for the top spot, ultimately working underneath Ryan Smith with a textbook slide job at the entrance of turn one. Dietrich followed Dewease’s tracks and also worked by Smith, keeping pace with the familiar No. 69K until traffic spoiled Dietrich’s momentum on lap 10.

Working as an advantage for the race leader, traffic eventually intensified which allowed Dewease to escape from the rest of the field. By the time the race was stopped for a competition yellow on lap 25, Dewease’s command was built to nearly four seconds. During the closing laps before the yellow, Ryan Smith battled back to regain second over Dietrich on lap 17. Brock Zearfoss, who started ninth on the main event grid, also raced around Dietrich to claim third on lap 19.

When green flag conditions resumed on lap 26, Dewease was able to pick up right where he left off and return to the bottom of the speedway. By lap 29, Dewease regrew his lead to 2.5 seconds, still flanked by Ryan Smith and Brock Zearfoss. Even when the trio raced into traffic once again, Dewease maintained all momentum, ultimately crossing under the final checkers 3.948 seconds ahead of Smith and Zearfoss.

“We were fortunate enough to win our heat race which put us in a good starting position,” said Dewease, pilot of the familiar Don Kreitz-owned/Sharman Builders/No. 69K. “We had to free ourselves up a little bit during that break. When I got into lapped cars, I started to get really tight. This car loves the clean air. This win is really special to all of us.”

In total, Lance Dewease earned $56,350 during his weekend visit to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.” The pair of Arctic Cat All Star victories increases his career win total to 35 with “America's Series.”

Returning to Central Pennsylvania for one final time in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the month of September with trips to Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, respectively. The 35th Annual Jim Nace Memorial/National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway will highlight the weekend venture to the Keystone State, awarding an $8,000 top prize; the final event of the 2017 season at the Penn Township half-mile.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the events at Selinsgrove Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com and www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway- Saturday, September 9, 2017: Event: 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 66 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lynton Jeffrey - 16.153 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Trey Starks - 16.243 second (3rd quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Kaeding Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Lance Dewease Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Danny Dietrich Ford Performance Heat #6: Carl Bowser Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Freddie Rahmer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Greg Hodnett Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Trey Starks (+4) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Mark Smith (11th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 71-Joey Saldana, 16.199; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.279; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.324; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 16.326; 5. o7-Sammy Swindell, 16.337; 6. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.374; 7. 48-Tony Stewart, 16.424; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.483; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.508; 10. 99-Brady Bacon, 16.51; 11. 3-Tim Kaeding, 16.529; 12. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.575; 13. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.607; 14. 11-TJ Stutts, 16.632; 15. 21M-Brian Montieth, 16.661; 16. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.702; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.731; 18. 16-Matt Campbell, 16.745; 19. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.755; 20. 17C-Steve Buckwalter, 16.809; 21. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen, 16.827; 22. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 16.851; 23. OO-Dane Lorenc, 16.875; 24. 5B-Justin Barger, 16.923; 25. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.931; 26. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.025; 27. 33E-Jared Esh, 17.065; 28. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.066; 29. 28F-Dave Franek, 17.184; 30. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.199; 31. 39-Cory Haas, 17.259; 32. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 17.276; 33. 33W-Michael Walter, 17.337

Group (B) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.164; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 16.243; 3. 1z-Dale Blaney, 16.282; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.305; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.352; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney, 16.428; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.434; 8. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.442; 9. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.471; 10. M1-Mark Smith, 16.504; 11. 17-Caleb Helms, 16.609; 12. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.634; 13. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.668; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney, 16.674; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 16.7; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.737; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.806; 18. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.869; 19. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.906; 20. 29S-Jason Shultz, 16.965; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.01; 22. 2-AJ Flick, 17.061; 23. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.104; 24. 51-John Garvin, 17.163; 25. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.329; 26. 98T-Joe Trenca, 17.521; 27. 44H-Joey Hershey, 17.558; 28. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.876; 29. 9C-Roger Campbell, 18.115; 30. 33-Brent Matus, 18.144; 31. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.626; 32. 17G-George Streaker Jr., 18.965

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer 1. 48-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 6. 87K-Alan Krimes [6]; 7. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 9. 39-Cory Haas [11]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [10]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer 1. 3-Tim Kaeding [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [5]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 5. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [11]; 9. O7-Sammy Swindell [3]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 11. 28F-Dave Franek [10]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer 1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 5. 16-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 21M-Brian Montieth [5]; 7. 5B-Justin Barger [8]; 8. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [7]; 9. 33E-Jared Esh [9]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [10]

Heat #4 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [5]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 8. 2-AJ Flick [8]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Heat #5 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer 1. 29-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 29S-Jason Shultz [7]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]; 8. 98T-Joe Trenca [9]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 10. 17G-George Streaker Jr. [11]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [1]

Heat #6 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 5. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 44H-Joey Hershey [9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 3. 5B-Justin Barger [5]; 4. o7-Sammy Swindell [15]; 5. 47K-Kody Lehman [4]; 6. 75-Nicole Bower [14]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [8]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [21]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [19]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [16]; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker [22]; 12. 17G-George Streaker Jr. [20]; 13. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [11]; 14. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [7]; 6. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [9]; 7. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes [13]; 9. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 10. 7W-Logan Wagner [12]; 11. 12-Blane Heimbach [19]; 12. 16-Matt Campbell [11]; 13. 29S-Jason Shultz [14]; 14. 21M-Brian Montieth [17]; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc [15]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 17. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [18]

A-Main (50 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [22]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14]; 6. 29-Danny Dietrich [4]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [11]; 8. 71-Joey Saldana [7]; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [21]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [8]; 12. 44-Trey Starks [16]; 13. 48-Tony Stewart [5]; 14. 3-Tim Kaeding [3]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17]; 16. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 17. 71M-Dave Blaney [18]; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 19. 1Z-Dale Blaney [20]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri [23]; 21. 5-Dylan Cisney [26]; 22. 55-Mike Wagner [27]; 23. 99-Brady Bacon [13]; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [24]; 25. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 26. 33M-Max Stambaugh [25]; 27. 11-TJ Stutts [15] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith [1-6]; Lance Dewease [7-50]

 

 

Lance Dewease edges Brian Brown for Night Before The Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA (September 8, 2017) - A name certainly synonymous with victory lane in Central Pennsylvania, Lance Dewease made his return to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Friday evening and left as a winner, earning the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 victory over a field of 65 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions entries for a $5,000 top prize.

The victory lane visit, the result of a battle with Midwest invader, Brian Brown, after starting third on the main event grid, bumps Dewease to 34 total wins with the Arctic Cat All Stars throughout the course of his storied career, now with seven at the Juniata County Fairgrounds.

“We were pretty good here tonight for 30 laps, but I think we still need to get a little bit better for the 50-lap race tomorrow,” Lance Dewease explained, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/Henry Sharman Builders/No. 69K. “We just had to keep our tires under us. This place was so fast here tonight.”

After withstanding a series of cautions during the first three circuits, once of which resulting in open red flag conditions while track crews cleaned up oil, Fayetteville’s Lance Dewease was able to capitalize on a solid start and maintain third in the running order, eventually taking second from Mike Wagner just as the lead pack was entering traffic for the first time near the completion of lap eight.

Lapped traffic proved to be a benefactor for Dewease during large segments the 30-lap program. By lap nine, Dewease powered his way to second beyond Mike Wagner, now chasing Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown for the top spot. Despite “Blackjack’s” ability to ring the topside of the speedway through the slower cars, Dewease continued to find ways to keep up with Brown using the very bottom of the half-mile oval, eventually erasing all of Brown’s advantage.

Brown’s lead of nearly two seconds at the midpoint of the main event was cut down to less than a second by lap 23. Dewease ultimately worked his way to the back bumper of the former Knoxville (IA) Raceway track champion on lap 24 which set up his first major bid for the top spot. A successful slide job at the entrance of turn one on the following circuit allowed Dewease to take command of the running order.

On lap 28, Brown set himself up for one last opportunity to regain the top spot back from Dewease, a desperate slide job at the entrance of turn one, but the attempt proved unsuccessful. Dewease kept control to secure his place on top of the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. Brian Brown held on to finish second, followed by T.J. Stutts, Greg Hodnett, and the “Madman” Kerry Madsen.

“We knew Brian Brown was going to be fast here tonight,” said Dewease. “He’s got one heck of a motor builder, so we knew he was going to be a rocket ship. This is probably the hardest I’ve had to race this year, but I definitely didn’t keep the tires under me. We are going to have to get better before tomorrow night.”

“To finish second to Lance Dewease while racing against a field of 65 cars is nothing to hang our heads about,” Brian Brown stated. “We have some positive notes to review, so we’ll come back tomorrow and try to get one position better.”

Celebrating its Golden Anniversary in 2017, Tuscarora 50 weekend at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” will continue on Saturday evening, September 9, with the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50; the biggest sprint car race in the history of Port Royal Speedway. The 50-lap finale will award $50,000 to the main event winner, as well as a minimum of $900 to each starter.

Lance Dewease is the defending Tuscarora 50 champion, claiming the $12,000 payday in 2016 over Stevie Smith, Dale Blaney, Cap Henry, and “Double-D” Danny Dietrich. The 2016 Tuscarora 50 title was the fifth of Dewease’s storied career; the most wins in Tuscarora 50 history.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the 50th edition of the Tuscarora 50 should visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway- Friday, September 8, 2017: Event: Night Before The Tuscarora 50 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 65 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Greg Hodnett - 15.432 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 15.571 seconds (8th quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Trenton Sheaffer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brady Bacon Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: T.J. Stutts Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Greg Hodnett Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Brian Brown Computer Man, Inc D-Main: Caleb Armstrong Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Brandon Matus JE Pistons Dash #1: Brian Brown Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: T.J. Stutts Classic Ink USA B-Main: Trey Starks Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: T.J. Stutts (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Trey Starks (+6) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Trey Starks (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 0-Rick Lafferty, 15.508; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich, 15.541; 3. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.624; 4. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 15.687; 5. 71-Joey Saldana, 15.692; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.991; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.018; 8. 71m-Dave Blaney, 16.05; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.075; 10. 3-Tim Kaeding, 16.175; 11. 51-John Garvin, 16.264; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 16.969; 13. 12w-Troy Fraker, 17.028

Group (B) 1. 1z-Dale Blaney, 15.506; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.675; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor, 15.857; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 15.917; 5. 17b-Josh Baughman, 15.943; 6. 39-Cory Haas, 16.023; 7. 5b-Justin Barger, 16.099; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.103; 9. 28F-Dave Franek, 16.121; 10. 2-AJ Flick, 16.148; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.194; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.293; 13. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.471

Group ( C ) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.461; 2. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.571; 3. 11-TJ Stutts, 15.623; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.631; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 15.783; 6. 21M-Brian Montieth, 15.815; 7. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.849; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.963; 9. 16-Matt Campbell, 15.998; 10. 98T-Joe Trenca, 16.068; 11. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.082; 12. 44H-Joey Hershey, 16.0988; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.173

Group (D) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.52; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 15.613; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.686; 4. 48-Tony Stewart, 15.694; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 15.76; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.936; 7. OO-Dane Lorenc, 15.962; 8. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 15.979; 9. 33E-Jared Esh, 16.036; 10. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.088; 11. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen, 16.294; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.329; 13. 9C-Roger Campbell, 16.609

Group (E) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.443; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.483; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.722; 4. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.796; 5. 17C-Steve Buckwalter, 15.813; 6. 29S-Jason Shultz, 15.873; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.89; 8. o7-Sammy Swindell, 16.016; 9. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.032; 10. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.132; 11. 35S-Daryl Stimeling, 16.177; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.245; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.356

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [1]; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [9]; 5. 0-Rick Lafferty [4]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 7. 71M-Dave Blaney [8]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding [10]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 10. 51-John Garvin [11]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [13]; 13. 71-Joey Saldana [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor [2]; 4. 5B-Justin Barger [7]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 8. 2-AJ Flick [10]; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [11]; 10. 28F-Dave Franek [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [12]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 13. 39-Cory Haas [6]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth [6]; 6. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [9]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [10]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [11]; 11. 44H-Joey Hershey [12]; 12. 75-Nicole Bower [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 48-Tony Stewart [1]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 6. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [11]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [7]; 11. 33E-Jared Esh [9]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [12]; 13. 9C-Roger Campbell [13]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 5. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. O7-Sammy Swindell [8]; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney [7]; 8. 29S-Jason Shultz [6]; 9. 7W-Logan Wagner [9]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [12]; 11. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [11]; 12. 35-Tyler Esh [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 6. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [5]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [5]; 3. 35S-Daryl Stimeling [1]; 4. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner [3]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [5]; 4. 33E-Jared Esh [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 7. 1ZF-Stewart Friesen [16]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding [14]; 9. 44H-Joey Hershey [9]; 10. 2-AJ Flick [13]; 11. 28F-Dave Franek [11]; 12. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]; 13. 98T-Joe Trenca [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 0-Rick Lafferty [1]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 6. 17C-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 7. 29S-Jason Shultz [10]; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney [11]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [15]; 12. 21M-Brian Montieth [8]; 13. 17B-Josh Baughman [13]; 14. 7W-Logan Wagner [20]; 15. 16-Matt Campbell [17]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [16]; 17. OO-Dane Lorenc [14]; 18. O7-Sammy Swindell [18]; 19. 13-Brandon Matus [19]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [2]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [7]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10]; 6. 29-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 55-Mike Wagner [4]; 8. 1Z-Dale Blaney [5]; 9. D4-Danny Holtgraver [18]; 10. 94-Ryan Smith [13]; 11. 12-Blane Heimbach [19]; 12. 99-Brady Bacon [8]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 14. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [11]; 15. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor [14]; 17. 17-Caleb Helms [12]; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [25]; 20. 47K-Kody Lehman [27]; 21. 71-Joey Saldana [23]; 22. 12L-Lynton Jeffrey [16]; 23. 5B-Justin Barger [20]; 24. 0-Rick Lafferty [24]; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 26. 48-Tony Stewart [15]; 27. 5-Dylan Cisney [26] Lap Leaders: Brian Brown [1-24]; Lance Dewease [25-30]

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for 50K during historic Tuscarora 50 weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (September 6, 2017) - Awarding an unprecedented 50K payday in 2017, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make the journey to Port Royal, Pennsylvania, during the upcoming weekend, joining the acclaimed Pennsylvania Posse for the 50th running of the Tuscarora 50. Set to headline competition at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday evening, September 9, the 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 will go 50 laps in distance, awarding an unmatched $50,000-to-win/$900-to-start; “the biggest sprint car race in the history of Port Royal Speedway.”

“We’ve been looking forward to this weekend for a long time,” Ryan Smith explained, a full-time Arctic Cat All Star traveler who calls Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, home. “One can only expect a competitive field of cars all weekend. Fortunately, we’ve had some success at Port Royal Speedway in the past. We hope to put ourselves in similar position this weekend and compete for the $50,000. An Arctic Cat All Star win in Central Pennsylvania would be very special.”

In conjunction with the 163rd Juniata County Fair, Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway will kick start officially for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday evening, September 8. The 30-lap, Night Before The 50 preliminary will award a $5,000 winner’s share, as well as a minimum of $500 to each starter.

Friday’s Night Before The 50 program will utilize the familiar Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions format, complete with time trials, heat races, one or two dashes, and respective main events. A unique format will be conducted to produce the Tuscarora 50 main event lineup on Saturday. Despite utilizing two different formats, each night will award full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star invasion into Central Pennsylvania as the current Series point leader. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion owns an impressive 394-point lead in the updated standings, amassing 33 top-ten finishes in 40 main event starts. Kemenah also leads all Series travelers with three victories on the season, most recently finding victory lane at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Former Pennsylvania Posse representative gone All Star, Ryan Smith enters the historic weekend at Port Royal Speedway second in the title chase, accumulating 22 top-ten finishes, as well as one victory during action in scenic Dundee, New York. New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong enters the weekend just behind Smith in the championship, followed by leading Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions/EMi Rookie of the Year contender, “Mad Max” Stambaugh, and recent Pete Jacobs Memorial champion, Caleb Helms.

Port Royal Speedway will open pit gates at 4:00pm on Friday, September 8. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:45pm, followed by Arctic Cat All Star hot laps at 6:30pm.

On Saturday, September 9, Port Royal Speedway pit gates will open at 3:00pm, followed by a drivers meeting at 5:30pm and hot laps at 6:20pm.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Port Royal Speedway should visit the “Speed Palace” live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (September 6, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 5478 2. Ryan Smith - 5084 3. Caleb Armstrong - 4936 4. Max Stambaugh - 4626 5. Caleb Helms - 4520 6. Brandon Spithaler - 4281 7. T.J. Michael - 4219 8. Tyler Esh - 4193 9. Tim Shaffer - 4134 10. Brandon Matus - 4020

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Caleb Helms earns $10,000 for first-ever Arctic Cat All Star victory during Wayne County’s Pete Jacobs Memorial

ORRVILLE, OH (September 3, 2017) - Finally etching his name in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions history books, Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms is an Arctic Cat All Star main event winner, earning $10,000 during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The victory, undoubtedly the largest payday of his young career, was a first-ever during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

The pilot of the Big Jerk Premium Jerky/Helms and Sons Excavating/Ferguson/Tommy Tire Sales/No. 17 charged from the inside of row five to claim his spot on top of the feature podium, withstanding multiple charges from former Arctic Cat All Star champion, Tim Shaffer, and Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan during the closing circuits.

“Man...I’m really happy to be here,” Caleb Helms said with relief in victory lane. “I couldn’t have done it without my family; my dad, my grandpa, my wife, my boys. I’ve been believing I could be here. It has been a long time coming it feels like, but I’m so happy we are finally here.”

Joey Saldana and Chad Kemenah led the feature field to green on Sunday night at Wayne County Speedway. Saldana earned the early advantage, leading Kemenah and Danny Mumaw by the flag stand for the first time. Five cautions interrupted the first eight circuits of the 35-lap main event. During that time, Saldana remained in control, keeping the tight battle for second through fourth between Caleb Helms, Danny Mumaw and Chad Kemenah in his rear-view mirror.

During the lap eight restart, Mumaw, who worked by Helms the circuit prior, drove under Saldana for the lead in turn one. Despite Saldana’s attempt to retake the top spot in turns three and four with a slidejob, Mumaw maintained in command. All momentum would soon be lost once again as caution flags reappeared on lap nine.

Mumaw led the feature field back to green with Joey Saldana right on his tail tank. The nearby Wooster, Ohio, native attempted to run away from the field, but Saldana never allowed it, keeping just a few car lengths between himself and Mumaw. As the pair reached the back of the field, Mumaw’s lead diminished completely, soon finding himself on the back bumper of lapped traffic with Saldana on his heels. Unfortunately for Mumaw, his lead would end in traffic as contact with a lapped car sent him skating into the the infield, also collecting Joey Saldana. Helms, who battled his way into third just before the incident, inherited the top spot.

Green flag conditions returned with Helms now in control over Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Helms was able to maintain momentum over the other front-runners, but not without some added pressure from the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer. When Helms and Shaffer entered traffic on lap 25, the gap between the two disappeared completely, battling nearly side-by-side for four circuits from laps 26 to 29. Luckily for Helms, caution flags flew once again, ultimately setting up a clear track and clean air the remaining distance.

“That late caution definitely helped us,” Caleb Helms explained. “I felt like we were finally starting to hit stride. I was able to get my wing back a little bit further and figure out where I needed to enter the corners. Andy Potter did a great job with this car. We keep learning night in and night out.”

“He did a really good job tonight. Caleb ran a really good race,” said Tim Shaffer. “Caleb did everything he needed to do. Those guys work really hard and deserved this one.”

With their Labor Day weekend swing through the Buckeye State officially in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now trek back across state lines, this time setting the compass toward Central Pennsylvania where “America’s Series” will challenge the notorious Pennsylvania Posse for two consecutive nights of competition at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace.”

In conjunction with the 163rd Juniata County Fair, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, for back-to-back events on Friday and Saturday, September 8-9. The 50th Annual Tuscarora 50 will be the main attraction, awarding $50,000 on Saturday, September 9. The Night Before The 50 preliminary program, awarding $5,000, will kick start the historic weekend on Friday, September 8.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Port Royal Speedway should visit the “Speed Palace” live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway- Sunday, September 3, 2017:
Event: Pete Jacobs Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 14.504 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 14.251 seconds (2nd)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cale Conley
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: T.J. Michael
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Joey Saldana
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash #1: Joey Saldana
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Chad Kemenah
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tyler Esh
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Helms
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tyler Esh (+9)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tyler Esh (12th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.324; 2. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.337; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.437; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.452; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.461; 6. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.662; 7. 51-John Garvin, 15.109; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 15.254; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson, 99

Group (B)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.251; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.497; 3. 5-Jordan Harble, 14.623; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.661; 5. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 14.709; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.965; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.12; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 15.668; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 16.191

Group ( C )
1. 71-Joey Saldana, 14.176; 2. 17b-Dale Blaney, 14.271; 3. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.293; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw, 14.532; 5. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.588; 6. C1-Clay Riney, 14.613; 7. 9x-Travis Philo, 14.715; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.788

Group (D)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.512; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.546; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.587; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.672; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.68; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 15.008; 7. 7-Troy Kingan, 15.754

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [6]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 9. 27-Brad Lamberson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer [5]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 7. 4B-Steve Butler [8]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 9. 5-Jordan Harble [2]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 2. 16-Danny Mumaw [1]; 3. 9X-Travis Philo [7]; 4. 17B-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [5]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [6]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [2]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 7. 7-Troy Kingan [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 16-Danny Mumaw [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 5. 17B-Dale Blaney [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 2. 13-Brandon Matus [4]; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 5. 4B-Steve Butler [9]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 8. 27-Brad Lamberson [12]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 11. 5-Jordan Harble [3]; 12. 7-Troy Kingan [10]; 13. C1-Clay Riney [13]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 7. 59-Ryan Smith [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker [20]; 10. 17B-Dale Blaney [10]; 11. A67-Brandon Wimmer [16]; 12. 35-Tyler Esh [21]; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton [19]; 14. 45-Trevor Baker [18]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [15]; 16. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 17. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]; 18. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 19. 16-Danny Mumaw [3]; 20. 13-Brandon Matus [22]; 21. 9X-Travis Philo [13]; 22. 1080-Jordan Mackison [23]; 23. 4B-Steve Butler [25]; 24. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [17]; 25. 40-George Hobaugh [24] Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana [1-7], Danny Mumaw [8-17], Caleb Helms [18-35]

 

 

Joey Saldana steals the show from Cole Duncan for Dirt Classic Ohio title worth $10,000

Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway on deck

ATTICA, OH (September 2, 2017) - The “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana stole the show on Saturday night at Attica (OH) Raceway Park, taking the top spot away from race leader, Cole Duncan, during a lap 37 restart to lead the final four circuits of the 40-lapper, ultimately claiming Dirt Classic Ohio top honors, as well as the $10,000 top prize.

The victory, his second of the 2017 season against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raises Saldana’s career win total to 73 with “America's Series,” five of which occurring at the home of “Ohio's Finest Racing.”

After leading the first 36 circuits, Cole Duncan held on to finish second to help close out the 2017 Attica Raceway Park season, followed by Cap Henry, Travis Philo and Chris Andrews.

“I can’t thank Betsy and Bernie enough for giving me the opportunity to race these cars,” Saldana said, pilot of the Indy Race Parts, No. 71. “They are so expensive to race and be competitive. They definitely give me a car that is competitive enough to win every night. Tonight we showed everyone we had those capabilities.”

Cole Duncan and Joey Saldana led the 26-car field to green on Saturday night for the Dirt Classic Ohio main event. Duncan earned the early jump, leading Joey Saldana and Cap Henry by the flag stand for the first time. It was not until lap seven when Duncan reached traffic for the first time. His efforts through the back of the field were short lived as the main event’s first caution flag appeared on lap nine.

After a pair of cautions on lap nine, Duncan led the field back to power, quickly returning to a lengthy advantage ahead of Joey Saldana and Cap Henry. Duncan’s lead was interrupted again on lap 15 as red flag conditions took over the speedway, this time for Carson Macedo, who was battling for a top-five position just before losing control at the exit of turn two. Macedo was unharmed, but would not return.

Green flag conditions returned over the speedway once again with Duncan still in control over Saldana and Henry. As the trio raced into turn one, Saldana made an impressive bid for the top spot, sliding across the nose wing of Duncan as they raced through turns one and two. Duncan was able to drive back by Saldana, only to be slid again as the pair raced into turn three. Like before, Duncan was able to turn down the race track and cross back underneath Saldana, beating the Brownsburg, Indiana, native in a drag race back to the start/finish line.

After a quick battle with Saldana, Duncan drove off, quickly gaining ground on the field for the next several circuits. Unfortunately for Duncan, all momentum would soon be lost as red flag conditions returned to the speedway once again on lap 21, this time for sprint car youngster, Justin Peck. Peck ended his night upside-down, but was unharmed.

Duncan paced the running order back to life once again, still keeping Saldana and Henry in his rear-view mirror. A pair of cautions, the first on lap 34 and the second on lap 37, allowed Saldana to set up his eventual takeover of the point position. His first attempt during the lap 34 restart was unsuccessful, but fortunately enough, caution flags flew again on lap 37. It was then when Saldana made his $10,000 move.

At the drop of the green flag, the “Brownsburg Bullet” chased Duncan by the cone and drove hard into the first corner, eventually sliding by the Lockbourne, Ohio, native as the duo battled near the exit of turn four. Unlike prior attempts, this time Saldana made it stick, solidifying his place on top of the feature podium.

“The biggest thing with Cole [Duncan] is that he has a really good car. He drove one hell of a race and did a great job,” Saldana explained. “He has a great dad who is teaching him how to race and that is exactly where I was a few years ago with my dad when I was trying to make it in racing. It wasn’t that he did anything wrong, I just figured out how to back my corner up on the restart just a little bit and get a run on him. Him and I had a really good battle there toward the beginning, but tonight was good, clean racing. Luckily, we had that restart with four to go that gave us a shot at the win.”

“Getting that first win at Attica keeps eluding us,” Cole Duncan said in dissapointment. “Congratulations to Joey [Saldana] and their team. They have been a rocket all season. That No. 71 car has always been fast, but Joey takes it to a whole new level.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Labor Day weekend swing through the Buckeye State with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sunday, September 3. Capping off a $20,000 weekend for “America’s Series,” the Pete Jacobs Memorial will highlight competition at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” awarding $10,000 after 35 laps of green flag competition.

Wayne County Speedway officials will open gates at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon, September 3. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:00pm, with racing to follow at 7:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park- Saturday, September 2, 2017: Dirt Classic Ohio EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 12.479 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: D.J. Foos - 12.305 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: D.J. Foos All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tyler Esh Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Sammy Swindell Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Joey Saldana Ford Performance Heat #6: Jordan Ryan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #7: Stuart Brubaker Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #8: Andrew Palker Daido Engine Bearings Heat #9: Justin Peck Kistler Racing Products Heat #10: Ryan Smith Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Dan McCarron Classic Ink USA B-Main: Chad Kemenah Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Duncan (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tim Shaffer (+15) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Byron Reed (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Tyler Esh (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1. 23-DJ Foos, 12.315; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.358; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.377; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.387; 5. 71-Joey Saldana, 12.397; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.401; 7. 70-Rob Chaney, 12.427; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.465; 9. 39-Sammy Swindell, 12.475; 10. 4-Cap Henry, 12.478; 11. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.5; 12. 17B-Dale Blaney, 12.5127; 13. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.513; 14. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.529; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.537; 16. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.583; 17. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.598; 18. 8-Dean Jacobs, 12.599; 19. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.628; 20. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.6281; 21. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.699; 22. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.704; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.709; 24. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.71; 25. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.711; 26. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 12.724; 27. OO-Dane Lorenc, 12.731; 28. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.735; 29. 27-Brad Lamberson, 12.759; 30. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.774; 31. 97-Broc Martin, 12.776; 32. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.785; 33. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.794; 34. 84-Brandon Hanks, 12.81; 35. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.867; 36. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.869; 37. 51-John Garvin, 12.913; 38. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.917; 39. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.925; 40. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.949; 41. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.972; 42. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.082; 43. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.1487; 44. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.149; 45. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.319; 46. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.331; 47. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.392; 48. 33-Brent Matus, 13.442; 49. 1st-Gary Taylor, 99

Heat #1 (8 Laps) 1. 23-DJ Foos [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) 1. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 2. 17B-Dale Blaney [3]; 3. 70-Rob Chaney [2]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) 1. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) 1. 39-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [6]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks [7]; 9. 11N-Craig Mintz [4]

Heat #5 (8 Laps) 1. 71-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 4. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]

Heat #6 (8 Laps) 1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [3]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [1]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Heat #7 (8 Laps) 1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [4]; 3. 51-John Garvin [1]; 4. 17B-Dale Blaney [6]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc [3]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 10. 70-Rob Chaney [7]

Heat #8 (8 Laps) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]

Heat #9 (8 Laps) 1. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [6]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 5. 39-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks [2]; 7. 27-Brad Lamberson [3]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]

Heat #10 (8 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 5. 71-Joey Saldana [8]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti [4]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]

C-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 22M-Dan McCarron [1]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 3. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 6. 55-Gary Kriess [4]; 7. 11N-Craig Mintz [7]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan [9]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 11. 1st-Gary Taylor [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [8]; 6. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti [7]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [13]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron [19]; 12. 13-Brandon Matus [15]; 13. 51-John Garvin [11]; 14. 40-George Hobaugh [20]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [17]; 16. OO-Dane Lorenc [14]; 17. 27-Brad Lamberson [12]; 18. 84-Brandon Hanks [16]; 19. 35s-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 20. O8-Dan Kuriger [18]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [20]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [16]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [22]; 8. 39-Sammy Swindell [6]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [19]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [23]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [13]; 13. 99-Brady Bacon [10]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [26]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [17]; 18. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 19. 5X-Justin Peck [24]; 20. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 21. 17B-Dale Blaney [8]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 23. 97-Broc Martin [21]; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs [14]; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker [18]; 26. 70-Rob Chaney [25] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan [1-36], Joey Saldana [37-40]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (September 2, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 5188 2. Ryan Smith - 4812 3. Caleb Armstrong - 4674 4. Max Stambaugh - 4378 5. Caleb Helms - 4240 6. Brandon Spithaler - 4049 7. T.J. Michael - 4011 8. Tyler Esh - 3975 9. Tim Shaffer - 3836 10. Brandon Matus - 3818

 

 

Tim Shaffer claims Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket make-up feature victory at Attica Raceway Park

Third Ohio Sprint Speedweek win of 2017

ATTICA, OH (September 2, 2017) - Enduring a three-car battle with Travis Philo and Chad Kemenah during the closing circuits of the main event, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer drove on to score $5,000 on Saturday evening at Attica (OH) Raceway Park, this time earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket make-up feature victory that was originally scheduled for Friday, June 16.

In addition to his $5,000 paycheck, Shaffer will also collect a $3,000 bonus for earning three Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket main event victories in 2017. Shaffer’s other Ohio Sprint Speedweek triumphs were accomplished at Waynesfield Raceway Park and the historic Eldora Speedway.

“This has been a great year. I can’t say enough about this team and what we have been able to accomplish,” Tim Shaffer explained, pilot of the Rudzik Excavating/Scoville Designs/VRP Shocks/FK Rod Ends/No. 49X. “Cody Jacobs works his butt off. We still have a lot left on our schedule this year. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going in the right direction.”

Shaffer started fourth on the feature grid and made his first appearance inside the top-three on lap ten. By the midpoint of the 35-lap program, Shaffer had already moved into second and actively worked his way to the back bumper of race leader, Travis Philo. Shaffer and Philo battled for ten circuits before the first and only caution appeared on lap 30. Despite heavy pressure, driving wing to wing with Philo during certain segments of his ten lap battle, it was the caution that allowed Shaffer to make his move. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native took command officially on lap 31, ending his battle with Philo, and soon thereafter Chad Kemenah, after the lap 30 restart.

Following Shaffer by Philo, defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, finished second during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket make-up feature, followed to the final checkers by Cale Conley, Rob Chaney and Cole Duncan.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Saturday, September 2, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Make-up Feature EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chris Andrews - 12.298 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 12.342 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Cole Duncan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Lee Jacobs Daido Engine Bearings Heat #5: Chad Kemenah Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Shawn Dancer JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Conley Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Armstrong Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Byron Reed Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Jordan Ryan (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.342; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.393; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.492; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.505; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.594; 6. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.625; 7. 9X-Stuart Brubaker, 12.697; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson, 12.782; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.848; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.965

Group (B) 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.383; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs, 12.581; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.652; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.676; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.961; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.99; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.022; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.076; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.444; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.492

Group ( C ) 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.842; 2. 23-DJ Foos, 12.897; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.043; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.109; 5. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.163; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.37; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.433; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.501; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.901; 10. 51-John Garvin, 13.942

Group (D) 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.895; 2. 11N-Dale Blaney, 12.97; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.033; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.048; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.068; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.267; 7. 97-Broc Martin, 13.31; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.546; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.031; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 99.4

Group (E) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.974; 2. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser, 13.027; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.207; 4. 83-Rob Chaney, 13.345; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.504; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.134; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 14.146; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.913; 9. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 99.45

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 8. 12-Daniel Harding [6]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [8]; 10. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [3]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 60-Jody Keegan [5]; 4. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 9. 51-John Garvin [10]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 83-Rob Chaney [1]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 5. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [7]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 83-Rob Chaney [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 49-Shawn Dancer [3]; 2. 9-Ryan Linder [2]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger [5]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [10]; 7. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [13]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 10. 51-John Garvin [7]; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 12. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 3. 12-Daniel Harding [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 5. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [11]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [5]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 12. 16-Chris Andrews [12]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 14. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [16]; 16. 9-Ryan Linder [18]; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti [14]; 18. 97-Broc Martin [15]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 83-Rob Chaney [10]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 8. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [11]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [20]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 13. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [18]; 15. 9M-Jordan Ryan [17]; 16. 11N-Craig Mintz [22]; 17. 8-Dean Jacobs [19]; 18. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [23]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 20. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 21. 2-Chris Andrews [21]; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker [13]; 23. 60-Jody Keegan [14]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [24] Lap Leaders: Travis Philo [1-30], Tim Shaffer [31-35]

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket: Tim Shaffer - 3 - Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Attica Raceway Park [+3500] Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway [+$500] Spencer Bayston - 1 - Muskingum County Speedway Cole Duncan - 1 - Atomic Speedway

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic was founded in 1989 and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is family owned and operated, offering over 90,000 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 its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Dirt Classic Ohio and Pete Jacobs Memorial headline major weekend for Arctic Cat All Stars

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 30, 2017) - With the 2017 Open Wheel Championships at Atomic Speedway officially in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now shift further north in the Buckeye State, reestablishing their focus on a pair of events at Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway during Labor Day weekend. Each of the upcoming programs will award $10,000 top prizes, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship which will be settled officially in mid-October.

The Labor Day weekend doubleheader will kick off on Saturday evening, September 2, with a visit to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. “America’s Series” will join the best in the Buckeye State for the annual Dirt Classic Ohio; a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win, $600-to-start marquee that will utilize passing points and double heat races to assemble the evening's starting lineup. Sheldon Haudenschild is the defending Dirt Classic Ohio winner, holding off a pair of Ohio legends, Byron Reed and Dale Blaney, for the $10,000 paycheck.

In addition, Attica Raceway Park will also host the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket make-up feature that was postponed from Friday, June 16; the result of a late evening rain shower. The lineup has already been set with Travis Philo and Cale Conley on the front row. Scheduled to open the evening at Attica Raceway Park, those in action will compete for a $5,000 top prize.

“I’m excited for all of those who decide to come out and join us on Saturday. This is a great deal for our fans,” said Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park. “Not only do our fans get to witness the 35-lap, Ohio Sprint Speedweek make-up feature, but they also get to watch the Dirt Classic Ohio from start to finish. The unique format will keep people on edge all night long. Some of the biggest names in sprint car racing are committed. We are all very excited.”

Once their visit to Attica Raceway Park is complete, the Arctic Cat All Stars will trek southeast and invade Wayne County Speedway in Orrville on Sunday, September 3, for the Pete Jacobs Memorial. Similar to the Dirt Classic Ohio, the 2017 Pete Jacobs Memorial will award $10,000-to-win, $600-to-start, but will utilize a standard, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions format that will feature qualifying time trials, heat race action, one or two dashes, and respective mains.

As an added bonus for racers and fans, Wayne County Speedway will also host an Australian Pursuit during the Pete Jacobs Memorial program and will feature the top-ten overall fastest qualifiers, if they choose to participate. Drivers entered will start single-file and will race for ten laps. If a driver gets passed by another competitor, he or she is then out of the event. The driver leading the event after ten laps will be declared the winner and will be awarded $600. The Australian Pursuit will have no impact on the Arctic Cat All Star program.

“We have a great program lined up for our fans,” Kristin Flory said, Co-Promoter of Wayne County Speedway. “The best in the business will be with us on Sunday and I’m sure it will top last year’s event. We are also excited to announce the Australian Pursuit. It won’t have any direct connection to the All Star program, but it will serve as an extra opportunity for drivers to earn some bonus money, as well as give our fans a unique race to witness.”

Capping off an incredible Labor Day weekend in 2016, Sheldon Haudenschild is also the defending Pete Jacobs Memorial champion at Wayne County Speedway, this time holding off Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan and six-time Arctic Cat All Star champion, Dale Blaney, for the $20,000 weekend sweep.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions into action on Saturday night at Attica Raceway Park. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion owns three victories on the season, as well as a 372-point cushion in the current championship standings. Kemenah’s 2017 campaign includes an impressive 29 top-ten finishes in 36 main event starts, 21 of his finishes within the top-five.

As a one-time winner thus far in 2017, as well as a 19-time top-ten finisher, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith will enter the Attica Raceway Park gates as the current Arctic Cat All Star championship runner-up. The former Attica Raceway Park feature winner with “America’s Series” holds a 132-point lead over New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong for second, followed by leading Rookie of the Year contender, “Mad Max” Stambaugh, and Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 2. Racing is scheduled to hit center stage at 7:00pm, sharp. Those seeking more information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open gates at 2:00pm on Sunday, September 3. Hot laps will hit the racing surface at 6:00pm, with racing to follow at 7:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit “Orrville’s Historic Oval” live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com. Monday, September 4, will act as the rain date.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 26, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 5058 2. Ryan Smith - 4686 3. Caleb Armstrong - 4554 4. Max Stambaugh - 4288 5. Caleb Helms - 4116 6. Brandon Spithaler - 3959 7. T.J. Michael - 3921 8. Tyler Esh - 3857 9. Tim Shaffer - 3702 10. Brandon Matus - 3702

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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.

 

 

Last corner pass secures $10,000 for Dave Blaney during Open Wheel Championships

CHILLICOTHE, OH (August 27, 2017) - Utilizing a last corner pass to secure his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney scored the Open Wheel Championships finale victory on Saturday night at the Atomic (OH) Speedway high banks, driving under race leader, Chad Kemenah, at the exit of turn four for a $10,000 payday.

Blaney, pilot of the familiar Mohawk Northeast/Motter Equipment/Beltline Body Shop/No. 71M, started from outside-pole position and raced within the top-three the entire distance. After swapping positions with Lee Jacobs to re-secure second after a lap 18 caution, Blaney’s focus was solely on Kemenah, soon chasing down the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion in traffic, ultimately setting up his last corner pass for the five-figure pay check. Kemenah led the first 29 and 3/4 circuits before losing the top spot to Blaney.

“I think his car was definitely better,” Dave Blaney said about Chad Kemenah. “He got hung up in traffic and I was able to get a lucky break. I feel bad for Chad. I’ve lost some races that way and it really sucks. Regardless, I’m really excited for my guys. We don’t get to race a whole lot, so to come out here and win is big for us; this is a big night.”

Despite starting from the front row, Blaney’s trip to victory lane was not conducted flawlessly. The Ohio native, who now calls North Carolina home, battled early with Lee Jacobs, actually losing the runner-up position to the 1881 Racing entry on lap 10 just as the leaders entered traffic for the first time. A pair of cautions on lap 18 and lap 19 bundled the field back together allowing Blaney to return the favor and slip back by Jacobs during the lap 18 restart.

By lap 26, Blaney worked his way to the rear bumper of Kemenah, closing a near-straightaway advantage. The pair raced nose-to-tail for the final five circuits, all before Blaney was able to poke his nose and drive under the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/DKW Transport/No. 10H.

“This is hard to do,” Blaney said. “These guys are good and they are racing from top to bottom. To end up standing here is pretty surprising and pretty awesome.”

Kicking off a holiday weekend that will feature back-to-back $10,000-to-win programs in the Buckeye State, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition on Saturday evening, September 2, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Complete with a unique format that will utilize two rounds of heat race competition, the annual Dirt Classic Ohio will headline action at the Attica high banks during Labor Day weekend, highlighted with a 40-lap main event will award a $10,000 top prize; the peak of a purse exceeding $32,000.

In addition to the Dirt Classic Ohio main event, the evening schedule will also include the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket make-up feature that was initially scheduled for June 16. The starting lineup is already set, Travis Philo and Cale Conley on the front row, and will award a $5,000 top prize.

Attica Raceway Park will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, September 2, with racing to follow at 6:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park live the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway- Saturday, August 26, 2017:
3rd Annual Open Wheel Championships
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Spencer Bayston - 11.974 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 12.545 seconds (5th quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Helms
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Lee Jacobs
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: John Garvin, Jr.
JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Dave Blaney
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Travis Philo
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cole Duncan (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo
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

Group (A)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.015; 2. 71-Joey Saldana, 12.241; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.415; 4. 9x-Cap Henry, 12.492; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.545; 6. 56R-Ryan Myers, 12.562; 7. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.739; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.0238; 9. 27L-Brad Lamberson, 13.46; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser, 13.853; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 14.009; 12. 40-Mark Imler, 14.457

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.792; 2. 55-Dale Blaney, 12.949; 3. 17b-Josh Baughman, 12.952; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.979; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.018; 6. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 13.024; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks, 13.343; 8. 71A-Ayrton Olsen, 13.771; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.113; 10. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.528; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.722; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison, 15.078

Group ( C )
1. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.935; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.057; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.171; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 13.322; 5. 4-Danny Smith, 13.329; 6. 11n-Gary Taylor, 13.497; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.513; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.79; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.847; 10. 16-Dallas Hewitt, 14.075; 11. 22D-Josh Davis, 14.408; 12. 3FX-Dean Kester, 14.513

Group (D)
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.11; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.305; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.308; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney, 13.314; 5. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 13.553; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.719; 7. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.789; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly, 13.859; 9. 51-John Garvin, 13.907; 10. 78-Todd Kane, 14.001; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.114; 12. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.455

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 71-Joey Saldana [3]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 9X-Cap Henry [1]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [10]; 9. 56R-Ryan Myers [6]; 10. 40-Mark Imler [12]; 11. 27L-Brad Lamberson [9]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 55-Dale Blaney [3]; 3. 17B-Josh Baughman [2]; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [12]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 8. 84-Brandon Hanks [7]; 9. 71A-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [5]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [7]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [1]; 8. 22D-Josh Davis [11]; 9. 11N-Gary Taylor [6]; 10. 16-Dallas Hewitt [10]; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester [12]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 2. 71M-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. 51-John Garvin [9]; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly [8]; 8. 78-Todd Kane [10]; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael [12]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 3. 71-Joey Saldana [2]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 71M-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 3. 9X-Cap Henry [1]; 4. 55-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]

C-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 51-John Garvin [2]; 2. 27-Cody Gallogly [1]; 3. 22D-Josh Davis [7]; 4. 78-Todd Kane [3]; 5. 16-Dallas Hewitt [5]; 6. 3FX-Dean Kester [10]; 7. 40-Mark Imler [9]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 3. 56R-Ryan Myers [1]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [11]; 7. 11N-Gary Taylor [9]; 8. 51-John Garvin [15]; 9. 84-Brandon Hanks [7]; 10. 27L-Brad Lamberson [8]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 12. 27-Cody Gallogly [16]; 13. 7W-Logan Wagner [10]; 14. 83X-Nate Reeser [14]; 15. 35R-Ronnie Blair [6]; 16. 71A-Ayrton Olsen [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 71M-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 55-Dale Blaney [8]; 6. 71-Joey Saldana [5]; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan [17]; 8. 9X-Cap Henry [6]; 9. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo [18]; 11. 39-Spencer Bayston [10]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [21]; 13. 24-Rico Abreu [9]; 14. 4-Danny Smith [16]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [24]; 16. 17B-Josh Baughman [11]; 17. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [13]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [22]; 19. A67-Brandon Wimmer [14]; 20. 33M-Max Stambaugh [15]; 21. 59-Ryan Smith [19]; 22. 1080-Jordan Mackison [20]; 23. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 24. 56R-Ryan Myers [23] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-29], Dave Blaney [30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 26, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 5058
2. Ryan Smith - 4686
3. Caleb Armstrong - 4554
4. Max Stambaugh - 4288
5. Caleb Helms - 4116
6. Brandon Spithaler - 3959
7. T.J. Michael - 3921
8. Tyler Esh - 3857
9. Tim Shaffer - 3702
10. Brandon Matus - 3702

 

 

Rico Abreu takes Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway

Open Wheel Championships continues Saturday with 10K-to-win finale

CHILLICOTHE, OH (August 25, 2017) - Withstanding persistent pressure from his summer landlord, “Smoke” Tony Stewart, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu earned his place in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane on Friday evening at Atomic Speedway, capturing the Open Wheel Championships preliminary victory worth $5,000 over a field of 46 entries. The Arctic Cat All Star triumph was the seventh of Abreu’s impressive career; his first-ever at the Atomic Speedway high banks.

“I just gotta thank my guys for getting this car right where it needed to be tonight,” Abreu explained, pilot of the Abreu Vineyards/Priority Aviation/Alpinestars/Rhino Wipes/No. 24. “Our car has been really close the last few weeks. We put ourselves in really good position tonight in relation to how the track was. I felt like we were really good right away. My guys have been clocking in a lot of work. It all pays off when you are standing up here with the trophy.”

On a surface narrowed by its abrasiveness, Abreu led all but one circuit of the 30-lap main event, swapping positions with Tony Stewart just after the pair reached traffic for the first time. Stewart worked by Abreu to officially lead lap 11, but after a side-by-side battle during the entire following circuit, it was Abreu who would lead lap 12. From that point forward, it was all Abreu at the front of the field, chased to the final checkers by Stewart, Cole Duncan, Lee Jacobs and Joey Saldana.

“I caught him sleeping as traffic started to get him backed up,” Tony Stewart said. “I saw where he went, so I went in a different spot and got a run on him. I just wasn’t fast enough to hold him off. He got through traffic tonight a lot better than I did. He was definitely the better car and driver.”

“He lets me stay at his house in the summertime, so I had to be pretty nice to him there,” Abreu laughed. “You have to give Tony a lot of respect. He is just as hungry as any of us out here racing.”

“I think he got himself a little too high when he got around me. That allowed me to get back below him,” Abreu continued. “I was able to get through the center a little bit better than him. I think it would have been a really good race even if it didn’t take rubber. Towards the end, I was starting to worry about my tires. At that point, all you can do is race and pray.”

Open Wheel Championships competition will continue on Saturday evening, August 26, with a second, full Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, this time awarding $10,000 to the main event winner; the final Arctic Cat All Star appearance at the Chillicothe high banks in 2017.

Atomic Speedway officials will open pit gates by 1:00pm. The Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:20pm, with hot laps to follow at 6:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway- Friday, August 25, 2017:
3rd Annual Open Wheel Championships
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 13.211 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 13.058 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Smith
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cole Duncan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Shane Stewart
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Rico Abreu
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Caleb Armstrong
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tony Stewart
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Rico Abreu
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Spencer Bayston
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Duncan (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dave Blaney (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Joey Saldana
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.358; 2. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.523; 3. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.642; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.671; 5. 78-Todd Kane, 13.723; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.898; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.182; 8. 3-Dakota Jackson, 14.5; 9. 92-Sam Ashworth, 14.598; 10. 84-Brandon Hanks, 14.6; 11. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.653; 12. 27-Brad Lamberson, 21.488

Group (B)
1. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.044; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.058; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.219; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.489; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.563; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.71; 7. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 13.822; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.907; 9. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 13.978; 10. 17b-Josh Baughman, 14.244; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.443; 12. 6J-Jarrett Gerber, 14.813

Group ( C )
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.348; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.457; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.549; 4. 51-John Garvin, 13.713; 5. 56R-Ryan Myers, 13.999; 6. 22D-Josh Davis, 14.181; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 14.194; 8. 71a-Ayrton Olsen, 14.205; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.43; 10. 16-Dallas Hewitt, 14.609; 11. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.898

Group (D)
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.508; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney, 13.809; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.909; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.048; 5. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.232; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.244; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 14.37; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser, 14.441; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.556; 10. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.669; 11. 40-Mark Imler, 15.105

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 4. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 6. 78-Todd Kane [5]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 8. 92-Sam Ashworth [9]; 9. 84-Brandon Hanks [10]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 11. 27-Brad Lamberson [12]; 12. 3-Dakota Jackson [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [8]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [4]; 7. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 8. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [7]; 9. A67-Brandon Wimmer [9]; 10. 17B-Josh Baughman [10]; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 12. 6J-Jarrett Gerber [12]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 51-John Garvin [1]; 3. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 4. 56R-Ryan Myers [5]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 6. 22D-Josh Davis [6]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [11]; 9. 16-Dallas Hewitt [10]; 10. 71A-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. 71M-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton [10]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [8]; 9. 35R-Ronnie Blair [7]; 10. 40-Mark Imler [11]; 11. 13-Brandon Matus [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 51-John Garvin [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 3. 16-Dallas Hewitt [6]; 4. 84-Brandon Hanks [5]; 5. 92-Sam Ashworth [4]; 6. 9C-Roger Campbell [1]; 7. 3-Dakota Jackson [2]; 8. 27-Brad Lamberson [12]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 10. 40-Mark Imler [11]; 11. 6J-Jarrett Gerber [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner [1]; 3. 78-Todd Kane [4]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [3]; 5. A67-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15]; 7. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 9. 22D-Josh Davis [8]; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair [12]; 11. 71A-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 12. 17B-Josh Baughman [11]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [13]; 14. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison [16]; 16. 83X-Nate Reeser [14]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [11]; 7. 71M-Dave Blaney [15]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 9. 51-John Garvin [8]; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo [17]; 11. 4-Danny Smith [24]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [21]; 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 14. 59-Ryan Smith [9]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 17. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [18]; 18. 7W-Logan Wagner [22]; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison [19]; 20. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10]; 22. 91-Cale Thomas [12]; 23. 78-Todd Kane [23]; 24. 56R-Ryan Myers [16] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu [1-10], Tony Stewart [11], Rico Abreu [12-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 25, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 4912
2. Ryan Smith - 4578
3. Caleb Armstrong - 4434
4. Max Stambaugh - 4178
5. Caleb Helms - 4012
6. Brandon Spithaler - 3869
7. T.J. Michael - 3831
8. Tyler Esh - 3767
9. Brandon Matus - 3612
10. John Garvin - 3574

 

 

10K on the line during Atomic Speedway’s Open Wheel Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 24, 2017) - After a long, four-race stretch through Central Pennsylvania, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make the switch and return to competition in the Buckeye State, this time battling head-to-head with Ohio’s finest during a visit to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe for the two-day Open Wheel Championships worth $15,000. The high-dollar weekend will not only feature a loaded roster of regional talent, but a few of the nation’s elite are also expected to be on hand including Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana; St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu; and Arctic Cat All Star owner, “Smoke” Tony Stewart.

The 2017 Open Wheel Championships schedule will feature two, full, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions programs, igniting officially on Friday evening, August 25, with a $5,000-to-win main event. Action will continue on Saturday, August 26, with a $10,000-to-win finale; the final Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearance at the southern Ohio venue in 2017.

“This is going to be a very special weekend. We are more than excited to have the All Stars join us for the Open Wheel Championships. The plan is to build this into one of the biggest events of the summer in the state of Ohio and I feel we are already on the right track,” Brad McCown explained, Atomic Speedway promoter. “We are also pleased to have Tony Stewart race with us this weekend during the Open Wheel Championships. Our fans are in for one heck of the weekend.”

Leading the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Atomic Speedway, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is the defending Series champion, as well as the current Series point leader, standing on top of the current title chase with a 336-point cushion over the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith. Kemenah owns three Arctic Cat All Star victories in 2017, while Ryan Smith owns one; scoring $5,000 at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, in late July.

Joining Chad Kemenah and Ryan Smith within the top-five of the championship standings are New Castle, Indiana's Caleb Armstrong; leading Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender, Max Stambaugh; and Findlay, Ohio's Caleb Helms.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions visited Atomic Speedway on two different occasions thus far in 2017, one of which during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on June 24. Cole Duncan was the Speedweek finale victor, holding off Spencer Bayston and D.J. Foos at the final checkers for the four-digit payday.

“We’ve had some great races at Atomic in 2017,” McCown said. “I’m confident this weekend will rank near the top.”

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Friday, August 25. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:20pm, followed by hot laps at 7:00pm.

On Saturday, August 26, Atomic Speedway officials will open pit gates by 1:00pm. The Arctic Cat All Stars drivers meeting will take shape at 5:20pm, with hot laps to follow at 6:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 20, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 4792 2. Ryan Smith - 4456 3. Caleb Armstrong - 4344 4. Max Stambaugh - 4040 5. Caleb Helms - 3878 6. Brandon Spithaler - 3751 7. T.J. Michael - 3741 8. Tyler Esh - 3677 9. Brandon Matus - 3522 10. Tim Shaffer - 3462

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Greg Hodnett takes Salute to the Troops victory at Susquehanna Speedway

YORK HAVEN, PA (August 20, 2017) - Snapping an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions winless streak that dates back to June 7, 2015, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett made his return to Arctic Cat All Star victory lane by conquering the Salute to the Troops program at Susquehanna Speedway in York Haven, Pennsylvania. Hodnett, who led all 30 circuits on Sunday, nearly swept the entire evening program by earning victories during his respective heat race and dash before claiming his $5,000 payday. Lucas Wolfe chased Hodnett to the final checkers, followed by Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri and Brock Zearfoss.

“I’m really excited to be in this position,” Greg Hodnett said in victory lane. “I can’t thank Mike Heffner enough for what he does for me and this team. Most picture the ‘Month of Money’ as leading up to Knoxville, but for us here in Pennsylvania, the ‘Month of Money’ basically starts now. We have a lot of big paying shows coming up. This is a great way to head into the next few weeks.”

Greg Hodnett and Anthony Macri led the starting grid to green on Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway. Hodnett earned the initial advantage and controlled the first two circuits before yellow flags waved for the first time on lap three. Anthony Macri raced second as caution flags waved, followed by Lucas Wolfe and Brock Zearfoss.

Green flag conditions resumed with Hodnett returning to his post at the front of the field. Wolfe drove by Macri during the lap three restart to advance into second, still followed by Zearfoss and eventually Lance Dewease.

Hodnett led the field to traffic for the first time on lap eight which narrowed his near-two second advantage that was built just before the front-runners found the back of the pack. Wolfe used traffic to his benefit and started to pick away at Hodnett’s lead while battling lapped cars. Despite Wolfe’s ability drive through traffic, Hodnett’s ability was just as impressive; keeping two to three lapped cars between himself and Wolfe as he navigated the bottom edge of the speedway.

As the lap counter continued to count up, Hodnett’s lead continued to grow, expanding to just over two seconds by the midpoint of the 30-lap feature program, eventually reaching four seconds just before caution flags reappeared on lap 26.

The main event’s second and final caution set-up a five-lap dash to the finish with Greg Hodnett still in control, followed by Lucas Wolfe, Anthony Macri and Lance Dewease. When green flag conditions waved, Hodnett returned to the bottom and wasted to time returning to a lengthy command, ultimately stretching the gap to nearly two seconds by the time the final checkers flew. Lucas Wolfe chased Hodnett to the flagstand, followed by Lance Dewease, Anthony Macri and Brock Zearfoss.

“It wasn’t the best place to race to gain a lot of straightaway speed, but it got us where we are,” Greg Hodnett said. “Traffic got kind of tricky there in some spots. There were a lot of guys racing pretty hard in front of us; chopping each other and driving all over the track. I’m just thankful to be up here.”

With the four-race, Central Pennsylvania swing officially in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch gears once again and prepare for an Atomic Speedway doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26. The 3rd Annual Open Wheel Championship will headline action at the Chillicothe 1/4-mile, complete with two, full programs awarding a total winner’s share equaling $15,000 over the course of two days.

Open Wheel Championship preliminary competition will award $5,000 on Friday evening, August 25, followed by a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, August 26. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Susquehanna Speedway- Sunday, August 20, 2017: Event: Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 15.396 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 15.317 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Lance Dewease All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brock Zearfoss Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Anthony Macri Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Greg Hodnett JE Pistons Dash #1: Greg Hodnett Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Anthony Macri Classic Ink USA B-Main: Sammy Swindell Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Greg Hodnett MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Trey Starks (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Brock Zearfoss Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Tyler Esh (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 94-Ryan Smith, 15.317; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.729; 3. 39-Cory Haas, 15.79; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.862; 5. 21-Brian Montieth, 15.996; 6. o7-Sammy Swindell, 16.235; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 16.255; 8. 17-Caleb Helms, 17.124; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.126

Group (B) 1. 1z-Dale Blaney, 15.792; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.043; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.108; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.168; 5. 5T-Tyler Ross, 16.45; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.67; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.853; 8. 5-Justin Barger, 16.935; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 18.191

Group ( C ) 1. M1-Mark Smith, 16.228; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.254; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.296; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.356; 5. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 16.566; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.856; 7. 14G-Coleman Gulick, 17.227; 8. 51-John Garvin, 17.467; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.828

Group (D) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.159; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.303; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.347; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.407; 5. 91f-Anthony Fiore, 16.842; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.159; 7. 24W-Lucas Wolfe, 17.264; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.304; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.836

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [2]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [5]; 6. O7-Sammy Swindell [6]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 9. 17-Caleb Helms [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 5T-Tyler Ross [5]; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 6. 14G-Coleman Gulick [7]; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [5]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 7. 91F-Anthony Fiore [5]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [4]; 5. M1-Mark Smith [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. O7-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [5]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 6. 91F-Anthony Fiore [6]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 8. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 10. 14G-Coleman Gulick [11]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 13. 51-John Garvin [13]; 14. 9C-Roger Campbell [15]; 15. 33-Brent Matus [16]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [10]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 9. 1Z-Dale Blaney [9]; 10. 33M-Max Stambaugh [11]; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah [15]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [16]; 13. 21-Brian Montieth [17]; 14. 44-Trey Starks [23]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [22]; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody [20]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 19. 17-Caleb Helms [25]; 20. O7-Sammy Swindell [21]; 21. 5T-Tyler Ross [19]; 22. 94-Ryan Smith [6]; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler [26]; 24. 39-Cory Haas [8]; 25. 24-Rico Abreu [12]; 26. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [24] Lap Leaders: Greg Hodnett [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 20, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 4792 2. Ryan Smith - 4456 3. Caleb Armstrong - 4344 4. Max Stambaugh - 4040 5. Caleb Helms - 3878 6. Brandon Spithaler - 3751 7. T.J. Michael - 3741 8. Tyler Esh - 3677 9. Brandon Matus - 3522 10. Tim Shaffer - 3462

 

 

Glenndon Forsythe earns $5,000 in the Pigeon Hills

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA (August 19, 2017) - York, Pennsylvania’s Glenndon Forsythe held off some of the best in the business on Saturday night in the Pigeon Hills, ultimately scoring a first-ever Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory in front of a packed house at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway. Moving into the top spot for the first time on lap two, Forsythe led 29 of the 30 circuits to score his $5,000 payday, crossing by the flagstand for the final time with Chad Kemenah and Cory Haas in tow.

“I couldn’t be happier for this team right now,” Glenndon Forsythe said in victory lane. “Tonight was Dynatech Controls Night and they had their company picnic out in the parking lot before the races. Mark, the owner of the company, was here tonight and it was his first time so I’m glad to get this done for him.”

A pair of York natives, Cory Haas and Glenndon Forsythe, led the field to green on Saturday night at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway. Haas got the early jump, soon overtaken by Forsythe as the pair raced through turns one and two on the following lap. Despite a pair of cautions during the first six circuits, Forsythe was able to maintain his command and stretch his advantage to nearly two seconds during certain segments of the first 15 laps.

Forsythe reached traffic for the first time just before the halfway point of the 30-lap main event, continuing to ring the topside of the speedway with Haas following less than one second behind. Danny Dietrich soon entered the picture after charging forward from ninth on the grid. The nearby Gettysburg native moved into third on lap 16, just before caution flags reappeared on lap 17 for Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender, Tyler Esh. Esh, who started fourth, raced his way into third by lap seven, but during his later battle with Dietrich in traffic, lost the handle and ended his night upside-down in turn one. Esh walked away unharmed.

Green flag conditions returned to the speedway once again with Forsythe immediately returning to a commanding lead, extending his advantage to nearly two seconds by lap 24 over Haas and “Double-D” Danny Dietrich. Traffic came back into play on lap 25 setting up a three-car battle between Forsythe, Haas and Dietrich. As lapped traffic intensified, so did the battle for the lead. Forsythe continued to pound the cushion leaving the bottom open for Haas and Dietrich, soon joined by defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, Chad Kemenah.

Just as Forsythe took the white flag, caution flags appeared once again, this time setting up a green-white-checkered restart attempt. The first attempt failed as Danny Dietrich spun between turns one and two. The second green-white-checkered restart was a success for Glenndon Forsythe, holding back a final corner lunge by Chad Kemenah and Cory Haas.

“I looked up at the scoreboard at one point and saw that the ‘48’ and the ‘39’ were up there. The ‘39’ was up there the whole time, so I knew he wasn’t a slouch,” Forsythe explained. “To be honest, I was happy to see that yellow come out with just a few laps remaining. Traffic was getting intense and I was starting to fall out of the seat. But this is Lincoln; if you get going well, you’re going to hit traffic. That yellow gave me the break that I needed.”

A visit to Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, August 20, will conclude the Arctic Cat All Star swing through The Keystone State. Honoring the late Justin Snyder, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will take part in the Salute to the Troops program during their visit to the 4/10-mile oval, awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as $500 to the evening’s fastest qualifier on behalf of Emory Transmissions, and $200 to the evening’s main event hard charger on behalf of Brown & Miller Racing Solutions.

Susquehanna Speedway will open pit gates at 4:30pm on Sunday, August 20. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:15pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the speedway live on the Web at www.susquehannaspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway- Saturday, August 19, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 40 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 13.456 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 13.401 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Dietrich Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Chad Kemenah JE Pistons Dash #1: Cory Haas Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Glenndon Forsythe Classic Ink USA B-Main: Chad Trout Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Glenndon Forsythe MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lucas Wolfe (+12) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Matt Campbell Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Lucas Wolfe (12th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.401; 2. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.442; 3. 16-Matt Campbell, 13.452; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.513; 5. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.515; 6. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.597; 7. 23-Chris Arnold, 13.627; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.67; 9. 51-John Garvin, 13.99; 10. 14-Coleman Gulick, 13.991

Group (B) 1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 13.433; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 13.56; 3. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.596; 4. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.648; 5. 1w-Tim Wagaman, 13.667; 6. 24W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.678; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.716; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.839; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.953; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 14.802

Group ( C ) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.598; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.603; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.734; 4. 39-Cory Haas, 13.899; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.908; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.005; 7. 3B-Randy Baughman, 14.051; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.057; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.098; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.151

Group (D) 1. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.592; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.632; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.72; 4. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.733; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.769; 6. 5T-Tyler Ross, 13.789; 7. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 13.939; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.086; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway Jr., 14.321; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.533

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 16-Matt Campbell [2]; 3. 87-Alan Krimes [6]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 6. 59-Jim Siegel [5]; 7. 14-Coleman Gulick [10]; 8. 1X-Chad Trout [3]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]; 10. 23-Chris Arnold [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 4. 1w-Tim Wagaman [5]; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 6. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri [7]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [9]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 39-Cory Haas [1]; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter [2]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 3B-Randy Baughman [7]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 21T-Scott Fisher [10]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [1]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [2]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 5T-Tyler Ross [6]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall [7]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 10. 27G-Jay Galloway Jr. [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 39-Cory Haas [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [1]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 3. 16-Matt Campbell [5]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 1X-Chad Trout [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 3. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [8]; 5. 14-Coleman Gulick [10]; 6. 74-Dwayne Gutshall [7]; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher [16]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]; 10. 3B-Randy Baughman [12]; 11. 27G-Jay Galloway Jr. [17]; 12. 13-Brandon Matus [15]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 14. 9C-Roger Campbell [18]; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison [14]; 16. 33-Brent Matus [19]; 17. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 18. 5T-Tyler Ross [5]; 19. 23-Chris Arnold [2]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 39-Cory Haas [1]; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [10]; 5. 16-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [13]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [18]; 9. 21-Brian Montieth [12]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [21]; 11. 69-Tim Glatfelter [14]; 12. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [24]; 13. 14-Coleman Gulick [22]; 14. 94-Ryan Smith [5]; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh [19]; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody [23]; 17. 21T-Scott Fisher [26]; 18. 44-Trey Starks [11]; 19. 1X-Chad Trout [20]; 20. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 21. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 22. 1w-Tim Wagaman [16]; 23. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 24. 95-Hunter Mackison [25]; 25. 88-Brandon Rahmer [17]; 26. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [15] Lap Leaders: Cory Haas [1]; Glenndon Forsythe [2-30]

**Rico Abreu and Jim Siegel disqualified after heat race competition due to deliberate contact**

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 19, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 4664 2. Ryan Smith - 4350 3. Caleb Armstrong - 4218 4. Max Stambaugh - 3910 5. Caleb Helms - 3766 6. T.J. Michael - 3651 7. Brandon Spithaler - 3647 8. Tyler Esh - 3557 9. Brandon Matus - 3432 10. John Garvin - 3352

 

 

Danny Dietrich beats the All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway for Jack Gunn Memorial title

MECHANICSBURG, PA (August 18, 2017) - Taking advantage of Rico Abreu’s misfortune, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich earned his way back to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time claiming the 35th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial worth $5,000. After starting third on the feature grid, the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native led the final 12 laps of the 30-lap program to claim his second Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2017 season; his ninth career appearance in victory lane with “America’s Series.”

Sammy Swindell, aboard the Mark Coldren-owned No. 07, finished second on Friday night at “The Grove,” followed by Greg Hodnett, Lance Dewease and Lucas Wolfe.

“I can’t say enough about these guys who are standing behind me,” Danny Dietrich said. “They work hard and it really shows. We’re starting to get this season really turned around. We have two more races this weekend with Lincoln tomorrow and Susquehanna on Sunday. Those are tracks we are really comfortable with. Our goal is to get one or two more wins this weekend. That is the plan, anyhow.”

Lucas Wolfe and Rico Abreu led the 25 starters to green on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway. Abreu earned the early jump and raced to the front of the running order ahead of Lucas Wolfe and Danny Dietrich. Those three battled in the same order for the first nine circuits, reaching the tail end of the field for the first time with just seven laps in the books.

Despite Abreu’s advantage stretching to nearly two seconds in clean air, heavy traffic eventually negated all of his earned momentum allowing Wolfe and Dietrich to close the gap in a hurry. By lap ten, Dietrich, who mastered the bottom groove of the speedway to navigate through traffic, was able to make a bid for second over Wolfe and succeeded, ultimately moving his focus ahead to the Abreu Vineyards/Priority Aviation/No. 24.

Fortunately for Dietrich, his hunt for the front flourished easier than predicted, as Abreu became victim of a flat left rear tire, turning the St. Helena, California, native completely around near the exit of turn two. Dietrich was able to avoid Abreu’s spin and inherit the lead with 18 circuits in the books.

After a failed attempt to resume action on the lap 19 restart, and open red conditions taking over the speedway as the result of a spectator injury in the infield, Dietrich led the field back to green now with Sammy Swindell and Greg Hodnett in tow. The trio raced in clean air until traffic reappeared on lap 27, allowing Swindell to close in on Dietrich for one final lunge. “Double-D” proved to be too strong in traffic, eventually separating himself from Swindell with two lapped cars just before the final checkers. The final margin of victory was nearly two seconds.

“We love when guys like Rico [Abreu] and Tony [Stewart] come to race with us in Central PA. It is good for the sport and it is good for the tracks in this area,” Dietrich explained, pilot of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Gsell’s Whitetails/Hickory Run Orchards/Carlisle Auto Salvage/CATS Used Truck Parts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Bowman Block & Head Repair/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48. “I knew Rico was going to be good, but we were really good around the bottom. Lucky for me, I have a lot of experience at this place and know what I have to do to get around it. This isn’t my kind of track surface tonight, but we were pretty fast all night. We’ll take this and move forward.”

Arctic Cat All Star action will move to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 19. Much like Grandview, Lincoln Speedway will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on one occasion in 2017. The last time the Tony Stewart-owned organization invaded the Pigeon Hills, it was “Double-D” Danny Dietrich scoring the victory, beating Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe to the final checkers.

Lincoln Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 19. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:15pm, with hot laps to follow at 7:00pm. Please visit www.lincolnspeedway.com for more information pertaining to ticket sales and reserved seat information.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway- Friday, August 18, 2017:
35th Annual Jack Gunn Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Trey Starks - 16.602 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 16.662 (3rd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Rico Abreu
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sammy Swindell
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Anthony Macri
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Mark Smith
JE Pistons Dash #1: Lucas Wolf
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Rico Abreu
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tyler Esh
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Danny Dietrich
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+7)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 58-Brock Zearfoss, 16.722; 2. 1z-Dale Blaney, 16.735; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.756; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.826; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.925; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 17.18; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.223; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.441; 9. 51-John Garvin, 17.499; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 18.145

Group (B)
1. 44-Trey Starks, 16.515; 2. 16-Matt Campbell, 16.572; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.662; 4. o7-Sammy Swindell, 16.938; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.962; 6. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.994; 7. 39-Cory Haas, 17.041; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.092; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 41.147

Group ( C )
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.6649; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 16.704; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.872; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.98; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.996; 6. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.046; 7. 17-Caleb Helms, 17.214; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.319; 9. 12w-Troy Fraker, 17.814

Group (D)
1. 24W-Lucas Wolfe, 16.6647; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.78; 3. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.864; 4. M1-Mark Smith, 16.903; 5. 75-Nicole Bower, 16.956; 6. 11-TJ Stutts, 17.009; 7. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.1; 8. 5-Justin Barger, 17.462; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.635

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 8. 51-John Garvin [9]; 9. 58-Brock Zearfoss [4]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. O7-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 4. 16-Matt Campbell [3]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [7]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [6]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 11-TJ Stutts [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [3]; 5. 16-Matt Campbell [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 3. O7-Sammy Swindell [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 2. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. 1X-Chad Trout [6]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 6. 75-Nicole Bower [1]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 8. 5-Justin Barger [11]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [13]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [14]; 13. 51-John Garvin [12]; 14. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 15. 58-Brock Zearfoss [15]; 16. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [16]; 17. 95-Hunter Mackison [17]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. O7-Sammy Swindell [6]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [11]; 5. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [22]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [13]; 9. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 10. 44-Trey Starks [10]; 11. 94-Ryan Smith [12]; 12. 1Z-Dale Blaney [15]; 13. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [14]; 14. 11-TJ Stutts [16]; 15. 39-Cory Haas [18]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [17]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [21]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [25]; 19. 16-Matt Campbell [9]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 21. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 22. 1X-Chad Trout [24]; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 24. 87-Alan Krimes [19]; 25. 33M-Max Stambaugh [23] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu [1-18], Danny Dietrich [19-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 18, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 4518
2. Ryan Smith - 4228
3. Caleb Armstrong - 4116
4. Max Stambaugh - 3790
5. Caleb Helms - 3658
6. T.J. Michael - 3561
7. Brandon Spithaler - 3557
8. Tyler Esh - 3453
9. Brandon Matus - 3342
10. John Garvin - 3262

 

 

Freddie Rahmer claims Thunder Cup at Grandview for first-ever Arctic Cat All Star victory

The Arctic Cat All Stars will continue Central Pennsylvania tour Friday at Williams Grove Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE, PA (August 17, 2017) - Joining his father, as well as his grandfather, on the all-time win list, Freddie Rahmer is now a main event winner at Grandview Speedway, this time claiming the 3rd Annual Thunder Cup against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. For Rahmer, who started fourth on the main event grid, the Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of his young career, which also earned him $5,000 in the process.

After making the winning move on lap 26, the Salfordville, Pennsylvania, native went on to lead the final ten circuits of the 35-lap feature program, ultimately holding off Ryan Smith and Greg Hodnett at the final checkers.

“This is special, you better believe it,” Rahmer said in victory lane. “My dad won here. My grandfather won here. I've been wanting to win here for a long time.”

Mark Smith and Ryan Smith led the 26 feature starters to green flag conditions at Grandview Speedway. Mark Smith earned the early advantage, quickly extending his lead over Ryan Smith and Sammy Swindell as the trio crossed by the flagstand for the first time. Freddie Rahmer, who started on the outside of row four, quickly crossed under Swindell to take the third position on lap three.

By lap five, the top three reached traffic for the first time. Despite Mark Smith’s torrid pace through heavy traffic, Ryan Smith never lost sight of the familiar No. M1, reeling Smith back in within two car lengths on lap 10. On lap 12, Ryan Smith made his first bid for the top spot, but his attempt to cross under Mark Smith through turns one and two on lap 12 proved to be unsuccessful. All momentum would soon be lost as red flag conditions took over the speedway on lap 14. All drivers involved, including Hunter Mackison who cleared the turn two retaining wall, walked away unharmed.

Green flag conditions soon returned with Mark Smith escaping in clean air once again over Ryan Smith and Freddie Rahmer. Like before, Mark Smith increased his advantage to multiple car lengths, encountering traffic again by lap 19. Smith’s second campaign in traffic was short lived as caution flags flew once again on lap 22.

Drama involving the race leader unfolded shortly thereafter, as a flat right rear tire forced Mark Smith to go pit-side surrendering the lead to Ryan Smith. With the help of an added caution on lap 22, Smith was able to make the tire change and return to the speedway.

Ryan Smith’s tenure at the top of the running order would hold strong for four laps after the lap 22 restart. Utilizing a bobble on the cushion by Smith on lap 25, Rahmer was able to launch his winning move on the bottom of turns three and four on lap 26; sliding in front of the “Kunkletown Kid” as the pair raced to the exit of turn four. Smith attempted to race back underneath the third generation racer, but Rahmer’s power move proved to be too strong.

From that point forward, it was all Freddie Rahmer at the top of the leaderboard, extending his command to nearly a half-straightaway as the lap clock clicked down.

“We were fortunate enough to get into the dash and get a good draw,” Rahmer stated. “I was catching Ryan [Smith] in the dash, and that was before we did anything to our car for the feature. I knew it was going to be ‘game over’ if I got myself up there. I think we are going to be right back on track tomorrow night.”

The Arctic Cat All Star trek through Central Pennsylvania will continue on Friday evening, August 18, at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg. The 35th running of the Jack Gunn Memorial will headline competition at the historic 1/2-mile, awarding a $5,000 top prize; the second of two Williams Grove Speedway appearances for “America’s Series” in 2017. The last time the traveling All Stars made the tow to Mechanicsburg, it was Lance Dewease earning the main event victory, holding off Freddie Rahmer for the Hinnershitz Memorial title.

Williams Grove Speedway will swing open pit gates at 5:30pm on Friday, August 18. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 6:30pm, soon followed by hot laps at 7, sharp. Additional news and information can be found online at the official home of Williams Grove Speedway: www.williamsgrove.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway- Thursday, August 17, 2017:
3rd Annual Thunder Cup
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 33 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 11.515 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 11.545 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Sammy Swindell
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Mark Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Ryan Smith
JE Pistons Dash #1: Mark Smith
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Ryan Smith
Classic Ink USA B-Main: J.J. Grasso
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Freddie Rahmer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Alan Krimes (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tim Shaffer (12th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brock Zearfoss
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 37-JJ Grasso, 11.547; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 11.558; 3. O7-Sammy Swindell, 11.569; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 11.598; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.676; 6. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.722; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.825; 8. 5-Justin Barger, 12.168; 9. 10-Joe Kata, 12.246

Group (B)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.545; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 11.591; 3. 1z-Dale Blaney, 11.74; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 11.808; 5. 5T-Tyler Ross, 11.838; 6. 51-John Garvin, 12.188; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.243; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 12.589

Group ( C )
1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 11.61; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.655; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.704; 4. M1-Mark Smith, 11.775; 5. 87-Alan Krimes, 11.875; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.982; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 11.983; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 11.992

Group (D)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.583; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.89; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison, 11.944; 4. 94-Ryan Smith, 11.96; 5. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen, 12.155; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.189; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.481; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.65

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. O7-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 7. 37-JJ Grasso [4]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 9. 10-Joe Kata [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1Z-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 5T-Tyler Ross [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 87-Alan Krimes [5]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison [2]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 6. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen [5]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. O7-Sammy Swindell [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 37-JJ Grasso [1]; 2. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [10]; 8. 10-Joe Kata [11]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 11. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen [6]; 12. 51-John Garvin [8]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [13]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [13]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 8. 1Z-Dale Blaney [6]; 9. 87-Alan Krimes [19]; 10. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 11. O7-Sammy Swindell [3]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9]; 13. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 14. 14-Tony Stewart [15]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 16. 5T-Tyler Ross [18]; 17. 37-JJ Grasso [21]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [14]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 20. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [20]; 21. 33M-Max Stambaugh [25]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [23]; 23. 8M-TJ Michael [22]; 24. 33-Brent Matus [26]; 25. 95-Hunter Mackison [16]; 26. 88-Brandon Rahmer [24] Lap Leaders: Mark Smith [1-21], Ryan Smith [22-25], Freddie Rahmer [26-35]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (August 17, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 4380
2. Ryan Smith - 4100
3. Caleb Armstrong - 4026
4. Max Stambaugh - 3688
5. Caleb Helms - 3544
6. T.J. Michael - 3471
7. Brandon Spithaler - 3453
8. Tyler Esh - 3337
9. Brandon Matus - 3252
10. John Garvin - 3172

 

 

Back to Posse Country; All Stars set for four events in four days across Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (August 16, 2017) - After a two-week intermission to allow teams the opportunity to enter the 57th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition with a four-race stretch through The Keystone State, rejoining the notorious Pennsylvania Posse for four consecutive events from Thursday, August 17, to Sunday, August 20.

The Central Pennsylvania invasion will kick off officially on Thursday evening, August 17, with the third annual Thunder Cup at the Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania. The $5,000-to-win, Thunder on the Hill Racing Series program will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first and only time in 2017; the first visit since Dale Blaney tamed the 1/3-mile, high banked oval on August 18, 2016. In addition, Tony Stewart and Rico Abreu will each be on hand Thursday evening and entered for competition.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will host the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars on Friday, August 18. The 35th annual Jack Gunn Memorial will highlight competition at the world-famous half-mile; the 32nd appearance by “America’s Series” since first making tracks in 1970. Williams Grove Speedway last hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on April 28 with Lance Dewease earning the big payday, bettering all 45 cars in attendance.

Action will move to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 19. Much like Grandview, Lincoln Speedway will only host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on one occasion in 2017. The last time the Tony Stewart-owned organization invaded the Pigeon Hills, it was “Double-D” Danny Dietrich scoring the victory, beating Alan Krimes and Lucas Wolfe to the final checkers. Dietrich is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star action, scoring $7,000 at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York, just before the Knoxville Nationals break.

A visit to Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, August 20, will conclude the Arctic Cat All Star swing through The Keystone State. Unlike the three events prior, Susquehanna Speedway has not hosted an Arctic Cat All Star event since 1991.

Honoring the late Justin Snyder, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will take part in the Salute to the Troops program during their visit to Susquehanna, awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as $500 to the evening’s fastest qualifier on behalf of Emory Transmissions, and $200 to the evening’s main event hard charger on behalf of Brown & Miller Racing Solutions.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge into Central Pennsylvania as the current Series point leader. The five-time and defending Series champion sits on top of the title chase with a 290-point advantage, also leading all full-time competitors with three victories on the season, as well as 25 top-ten finishes in 30 main event starts.

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, a former regular in Central Pennsylvania before joining the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions full-time in 2015, and again in 2017, will enter the weekend second in the championship chase. Smith recently captured his first Arctic Cat All Star victory of the season at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, on Friday, July 28.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong, a recent $15,000 winner during the inaugural Great Lakes Dirt Nationals at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway, will enter Pennsylvania third in the Arctic Cat All Star standings, followed by leading rookie contender, “Mad Max” Stambaugh, and Caleb Helms.

Grandview Speedway will open pit gates at 2:30pm on Thursday, August 17. The Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00pm, followed by hot laps at 6:45pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Thunder on the Hill Racing Series live on the Web at www.tothracing.com.

Williams Grove Speedway will swing open pit gates at 5:30pm on Friday, August 18. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 6:30pm, soon followed by hot laps at 7, sharp. Additional news and information can be found online at the official home of Williams Grove Speedway: www.williamsgrove.com.

Lincoln Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 5:00pm on Saturday, August 19. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:15pm, with hot laps to follow at 7:00pm. Please visit www.lincolnspeedway.com for more information pertaining to ticket sales and reserved seat information.

Susquehanna Speedway will open pit gates at 4:30pm on Sunday, August 20. A drivers meeting will be held at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:15pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the speedway live on the Web at www.susquehannaspeedway.net.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Open Wheel Championship practice scheduled for August 24th removed

CHILLICOTHE, OH (August 16, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions/Open Wheel Championship practice session scheduled for Thursday evening, August 24, at Atomic Speedway has been removed. The originally scheduled Thursday night program featuring modifieds, sport modifieds and 305ci sprint cars will go on as planned, but will no longer feature an open practice session for 410ci sprint cars.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the third annual Open Wheel Championship at Atomic Speedway officially on Friday evening, August 25, with a $5,000-to-win preliminary program. Open Wheel Championship weekend will continue with a $10,000-to-win, Arctic Cat All Star program on Saturday, August 26. Each evening will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star show that includes qualifying time trials, heat races, one or two dashes, and respective mains.

In addition, the BOSS non-wing sprint cars will also be on the weekend card battling for a $3,000 winner's share on Saturday evening.

Tentatively, pit gates are scheduled to open at 4:00pm on Friday and Saturday, August 25-26, with general admission gates opening at 5:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web 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 its 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.

 

 

Danny Dietrich leads all 25 for $7,000 top prize at The Valley of Speed

WEST LEBANON, NY (July 30, 2017) - Wrapping up a weekend that included double round trips from Pennsylvania to New York, “Double-D” Danny Dietrich is now a two-time main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in the state of New York, leading all 25 laps around the Lebanon Valley Speedway half-mile to score $7,000 for his part-time car owner, Tom Buch.

Dietrich’s dominating performance, crossing under the final checkers two seconds ahead of the running order, concluded a productive weekend in the Empire State for the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, native; two podium finishes including a fourth place performance at Outlaw Speedway on Friday. The pilot of the Apex/Sweeney Cars/Pace Performance/DKW Transport/No. 13 is now an eight-time winner during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition over the course of his young career; his first in New York since 2013.

“Man, this is such a big win for this team,” Danny Dietrich explained in victory lane. “This is Tom Buch’s first All Star win as a car owner, so this is obviously really special. It has been a long weekend; a lot of running around and covering a lot of miles. Luckily for me, I have great people who stand behind me. I can’t thank Tom enough for his opportunity. Unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow so there won’t be much celebrating tonight.”

After a caution during the opening circuit which forced a complete restart, it was “Double-D” Danny Dietrich earning the early advantage, driving by the flagstand for the first time with Caleb Armstrong and Chad Kemenah in tow. Despite an additional caution on lap three, as well as traffic coming into play as early as lap nine, Dietrich maintained a strong command, extending his advantage to nearly a half-straightaway before caution flags waved again on lap 14.

After a quick fuel stop, Dietrich brought the field back to life, quickly returning to his lengthy lead over Armstrong, Swindell and Kemenah. Dietrich’s advantage quickly grew to two seconds, but caution flags flew again on lap 18 erasing all of his momentum.

From that point forward, it was all Danny Dietrich at the front of the running order, quickly returning to his familiar half-straightaway command during the course of the final eight circuits, ultimately crossing under the final checkers two seconds ahead of Caleb Armstrong, Sammy Swindell, Chad Kemenah, and “Smoke” Tony Stewart.

“I figured we were in pretty good shape even after that fuel stop,” Dietrich said. “I felt comfortable the entire race, even after we got into some heavy traffic. Hopefully I can carry this momentum into August. We’ll be heading west in a few days.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will not return to competition until Thursday evening, August 17, when the Series reunites with the notorious Pennsylvania Posse for a four-pack of events over four straight days. The return to Central Pennsylvania will include visits to Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville on Thursday, August 17; Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, August 18; Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown on Saturday, August 19; and Susquehanna Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, August 20.

More news and notes pertaining to the Arctic Cat All Star weekend in Central Pennsylvania will be posted in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lebanon Valley Speedway- Sunday, July 30, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 25 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 16.997 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell - 16.894 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Armstrong Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Paulie Colagiovanni JE Pistons Dash #1: Danny Dietrich Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Armstrong (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+14) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Coleman Gulick Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 35s-Sammy Swindell, 16.894; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.064; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 17.206; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 17.592; 5. 5-Justin Barger, 17.595; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 17.692; 7. 98-Joe Trenca, 17.749; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.828; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.862

Group (B) 1. 14C-Coleman Gulick, 17.28; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 17.319; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 17.422; 4. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.654; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler, 17.696; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.899; 7. 51-John Garvin, 18.33; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 18.686

Group ( C ) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.237; 2. 59-Ryan Smith, 17.438; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 17.509; 4. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni, 17.588; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.609; 6. 33MM-Matt Tanner, 17.738; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.76; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 17.906

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 9 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 2. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 4. 35S-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [5]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 7. 98-Joe Trenca [7]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 9 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 4. 14C-Coleman Gulick [4]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 9 Transfer 1. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [8]; 8. 33MM-Matt Tanner [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 13D-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [3]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. 35S-Sammy Swindell [8]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 13D-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 35S-Sammy Swindell [6]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 7. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [4]; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler [14]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 10. 14C-Coleman Gulick [11]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [25]; 12. 59-Ryan Smith [12]; 13. 5-Justin Barger [13]; 14. 51-John Garvin [16]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [17]; 16. 35-Tyler Esh [24]; 17. 1080-Jordan Mackison [23]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 19. 10-Joe Kata [21]; 20. 33-Brent Matus [22]; 21. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison [15]; 23. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 24. 33MM-Matt Tanner [20]; 25. 98-Joe Trenca [19] Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich [1-25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 30, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 4244 2. Ryan Smith - 3954 3. Caleb Armstrong - 3916 4. Max Stambaugh - 3580 5. Caleb Helms - 3430 6. T.J. Michael - 3367 7. Brandon Spithaler - 3347 8. Tyler Esh - 3225 9. Brandon Matus - 3162 10. John Garvin - 3082

 

 

Sammy Swindell earns $10,000 at Orange County Fair Speedway

MIDDLETOWN, NY (July 29, 2017) - Adding to his already illustrious career, Germantown, Tennessee’s Sammy Swindell became the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner at Orange County Fair (NY) Speedway on Saturday night, leading all 25 circuits around “The Legendary House of Power” to score $10,000, as well as a 26th career Arctic Cat All Star main event victory. The pilot of the Jared Zimbardi-owned/Bundle of Warmth/Performance Powder Coating/No. 35s nearly swept the evening program; setting the fastest time of the night during Lincoln Electric Time Trials, as well as earning JE Pistons Dash and A-main victories.

“This car was a pleasure to drive. We learned some things last night and capitalized on them today,” Sammy Swindell said. “With a deal like tonight, all you can do is drive as straight as you can and keep the tires underneath you. Luckily for us, we were able to hang on. We hope to continue this trend tomorrow at Lebanon Valley.”

Swindell withstood four cautions during his campaign at the front of the running order, and unfortunately for those involved, all four cautions included competitors racing within the top-ten; Tyler Esh, Justin Barger, and Arctic Cat All Star point leader, Chad Kemenah, to name a few. Esh was racing second when his right rear tire went flat, erasing a potential career high finish with “America’s Series.”

Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms, who started ninth on the main event grid, gave Swindell is only true challenge during the 25-lapper, actually driving around the former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion at the entrance of turn one on lap 22. The pass was ultimately negated due to a full lap not being completed. Swindell returned to the point position and remained there for the final four circuits with Helms in tow.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender, Brandon Spithaler, worked his way forward from tenth to finish third during his first ever Orange County Fair Speedway start, followed by Paulie Colagiovanni and Stewart Friesen. Friesen was also a victim of tire issues, restarting at the back of the field after coming to a stop with nine laps in the books.

Capping off their three-race weekend in the Empire State, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now make the tow to Upstate New York, set to invade Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon on Sunday evening, July 30. Dubbed as “The Valley of Speed,” Lebanon Valley Speedway will award a $7,000 winner's share, also guaranteeing a minimum of $1,000 to each main event starter. The combined event purse is a staggering $39,450.

Lebanon Valley Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon. The Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:00pm, followed by hot laps at 5:45pm. Those who are seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Orange County Fair Speedway - Saturday, July 29, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 29 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tony Stewart - 18.132 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell - 17.658 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Mike Mahaney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Coleman Gulick Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jimmy Seger JE Pistons Dash #1: Sammy Swindell Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brandon Matus Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Davey Sammons (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Anthony Fiore Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 18.229; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.248; 3. 33mm-Mike Mahaney, 18.359; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 18.361; 5. 747-Davey Sammons, 18.4; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 18.486; 7. 1Z-Stewart Friesen, 18.54; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler, 18.573; 9. 10-Joe Kata, 18.682; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 19.253

Group (B) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.8; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 18.081; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 18.189; 4. 14c-Coleman Gulick, 18.194; 5. 5-Justin Barger, 18.201; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 18.242; 7. 59-Ryan Smith, 18.315; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 18.437; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 99; 10. 30-Scott Goodrich, NT

Group ( C ) 1. 35s-Sammy Swindell, 17.658; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.873; 3. 51-John Garvin, 18.417; 4. 2-Jimmy Seger, 18.468; 5. 10c-Paulie Colagiovanni, 18.618; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 18.648; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 18.738; 8. 1-Scott Flammer, 19.052; 9. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy, 19.564

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 33MM-Mike Mahaney [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 5. 1Z-Stewart Friesen [7]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons [5]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [9]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 9. 7K-Dan Shetler [8]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 14C-Coleman Gulick [1]; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [5]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [6]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 2-Jimmy Seger [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 51-John Garvin [2]; 4. 35S-Sammy Swindell [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 6. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [5]; 7. 1-Scott Flammer [8]; 8. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy [9]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 35S-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 14C-Coleman Gulick [6]; 6. 33MM-Mike Mahaney [7]; 7. 2-Jimmy Seger [4]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 3. 7K-Dan Shetler [4]; 4. 10-Joe Kata [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 7. 1-Scott Flammer [6]; 8. 1Q-Thomas Radivoy [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 35s-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 4. 10c-Paulie Colagiovanni [16]; 5. 1Z-Stewart Friesen [12]; 6. 747-Davey Sammons [15]; 7. 33mm-Mike Mahaney [6]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 9. 59-Ryan Smith [14]; 10. 91-Anthony Fiore [22]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [21]; 12. 5-Justin Barger [11]; 13. 51-John Garvin [9]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 16. 10-Joe Kata [20]; 17. 33M-Max Stambaugh [18]; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler [19]; 19. 1-Scott Flammer [23]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 21. 2-Jimmy Seger [5]; 22. 13-Brandon Matus [17]; 23. 14c-Coleman Gulick [3]; 24. 1080-Jordan Mackison [24] Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell [1-25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 29, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 4102 2. Ryan Smith - 3828 3. Caleb Armstrong - 3770 4. Max Stambaugh - 3448 5. Caleb Helms - 3292 6. T.J. Michael - 3253 7. Brandon Spithaler - 3219 8. Tyler Esh - 3107 9. Brandon Matus - 3054 10. John Garvin - 2960

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

The “Kunkletown Kid” opens New York All Star weekend with victory at Outlaw Speedway

New York swing continues Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway

DUNDEE, NY (July 28, 2017) - Nearly sweeping the entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith opened his weekend trek through the Empire State with a victory at Outlaw Speedway. The $5,000 triumph, Smith’s first in the state of New York, was his first of the 2017 season during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, increasing his career win total to four with the Series, also ending a near-two year victory lane hiatus.

Despite his near-sweep during the Arctic Cat All Star Outlaw Speedway debut, Smith’s victory was not conducted in easy fashion. The Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, native survived multiple challenges from former World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Sammy Swindell, during the 30-lap program, actually exchanging positions with the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee on three different occasions before settling into the top spot for the final time on lap 20. To make matters more dramatic, Smith was forced to withstand not just one, but two main event restarts with a pair of laps remaining. Smith held on, followed to the final checkers by Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah.

“Feels great to get the monkey off of our backs and get this first win out of the way,” Ryan Smith explained in victory lane, pilot of the Tom and Sherry Leidig/Warko Group/Auto Electric of Jupiter, FL/Specialty Rigging/No. 59. “There are a lot of great people who help make this team possible. It gets demanding at times, but this makes it all worth it. Hopefully we can do it a couple more times this weekend.”

Ryan Smith and Sammy Swindell led the field to green on Friday night at Outlaw Speedway. Swindell earned the early advantage, leading Smith and Caleb Helms by the flagstand for the first time. Swindell stayed in control at the front of the field for the first 12 circuits, encountering traffic as early as lap five.

Smith, who never lost track of Swindell in traffic, made his first bid for the top spot on lap 13, driving under Swindell at the entrance of turn three. Swindell eventually returned the favor on lap 18 with a move under Smith at the entrance of turn one. Despite Swindell’s attempt at running away from Smith in traffic, the “Kunkletown Kid” never allowed Swindell to extend his advantage, ultimately getting back by the Jared Zimbardi-owned No. 35S as the pair drag raced toward the start/finish line on lap 20.

The main event’s first caution appeared on lap 29 which set up a two-lap dash to the finish. A caution during the first restart attempt would force the field to try again. It was then when Chad Kemenah made a run on Sammy Swindell to takeover the second position. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion attempted to make a bid for the lead one lap later, but time was out.

“Hats off to Ryan Smith and his whole team. Those guys work really hard and they deserved this one,” Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah explained. “We tried to get a run on Ryan there with a lap or so to go. I got around Sammy [Swindell], so I figured I had a chance. We’ll take this and move forward. We have a big race coming up in Iowa that we are excited about. We’re going to keep an eye on that.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their weekend march through the Empire State with a Saturday night visit to the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. The 5/8-mile speed plant, arguably the largest oval on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star campaign trail, will feature “America’s Series” for the first and only time in 2017. A top prize equaling $10,000 will be handed out on Saturday evening, the peak of a purse exceeding $32,000.

Orange County Fair Speedway will open pit gates and drive-in gates beginning at 3:00pm, followed by main gates at 4:00pm. A mandatory Arctic Cat All Star drivers meeting will be held at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm, sharp. More information can be found online at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Outlaw Speedway - Friday, July 28, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 25 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tyler Esh - 12.442 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 12.322 seconds *New Track Record Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Smith All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sammy Swindell Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Armstrong JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jason Barney (+5) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Paulie Colagiovanni Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: John Garvin (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.322; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.373; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.472; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.587; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.822; 6. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni, 12.863; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.918; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.957; 9. 67-Steve Collins, 13.259

Group (B) 1. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.529; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.629; 3. 35s-Sammy Swindell, 12.682; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.739; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.877; 6. 19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.283; 7. 87b-Jason Barney, 13.319; 8. 5-Justin Barger, 13.467

Group ( C ) 1. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 12.753; 2. 747-Davey Sammons, 12.964; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.065; 4. 98-Joe Trenca, 13.118; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.472; 6. 51-John Garvin, 13.478; 7. 87-George Suprick, 13.831; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.047

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 9 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [6]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 6. 67-Steve Collins [9]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 9 Transfer

1. 35S-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 87B-Jason Barney [7]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [4]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec [6]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 9 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 98-Joe Trenca [1]; 4. 747-Davey Sammons [3]; 5. 51-John Garvin [6]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 7. 87-George Suprick [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 35S-Sammy Swindell [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 6. 13D-Danny Dietrich [7]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 35S-Sammy Swindell [2]; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 8. 87B-Jason Barney [13]; 9. 98-Joe Trenca [10]; 10. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [11]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]; 13. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 14. 747-Davey Sammons [12]; 15. 67-Steve Collins [17]; 16. 51-John Garvin [16]; 17. 1080-Jordan Mackison [18]; 18. 35-Tyler Esh [22]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael [20]; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 21. 87-George Suprick [21]; 22. 33-Brent Matus [24]; 23. 19-Joe Kubiniec [23]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus [25]; 25. 5-Justin Barger [15] Lap Leaders: Sammy Swindell [1-12, 18, 19] Ryan Smith [13-17, 20-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 28, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3980 2. Ryan Smith - 3696 3. Caleb Armstrong - 3642 4. Max Stambaugh - 3332 5. Caleb Helms - 3146 6. T.J. Michael - 3119 7. Brandon Spithaler - 3075 8. Tyler Esh - 2997 9. Brandon Matus - 2948 10. Tim Shaffer - 2928

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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 weekend in New York caps off July schedule

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 26, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will spend a weekend in The Empire State, ready to compete at three different dirt ovals over the course of three straight days, all kicking off on Friday evening, July 28, at the Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York.

Chasing a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000 during the weekend triple-header, Series regulars will battle a stout contingent of local, regional and national talent during their trip across New York including three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, and former World of Outlaws champion, Sammy Swindell.

The Arctic Cat All Star march through New York will begin on Friday, July 28, at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee. It will be a first ever appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star travelers to the southern New York venue, each chasing a $5,000 top prize. In fact, the Tony Stewart-owned organization has only made 17 prior starts in the The Empire State with the first occurring during the Series’ inaugural season in 1970. Outlaw Speedway will be the 12th different speedway to host an Arctic Cat All Star main event in New York.

The New York triple-header will continue on Saturday evening, July 29, at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown. The peak of a near-$33,000 purse, a winner’s share equaling $10,000 will be up for grabs during the third-ever visit to Orange County; the first visit since 1989 when Bob Cicconi and Jeff Gordan each earned victories during back-to-back appearances.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon will conclude the Arctic Cat All Star trek through The Empire State. The Upstate New York venue, just southeast of Albany and minutes from the Massachusetts state line, will award a $7,000 top prize on Sunday evening, July 30. “America’s Series” made their first ever appearance at the high-banked half-mile on August 22, 2016. Sammy Swindell was the victor, holding off Kraig Kinser and Chad Kemenah at the final checkers. If needed, Lebanon Valley Speedway will utilize Monday, July 31, as a rain date.

Adding extra hype to the Sunday night appearance at Lebanon Valley Speedway, a mammoth purse of $39, 450 will be distributed amongst the A-main finishers with each starter guaranteed a minimum of $1,000. As an added bonus, those who do not transfer through the evening’s B-main at The Valley of Speed will be awarded $500.

Leading the Arctic Cat All Star charge into New York will be five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, also leading all Series regulars with three victories on the season, will be flanked by over a dozen other full-time, Arctic Cat All Star travelers including the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael, and leading Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender “Mad Max” Stambaugh.

Outlaw Speedway will open pit gates and main gates at 3:00pm on Friday, July 28. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6:00pm, followed by racing at 7:00pm. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding ticket pricing and facility accommodations should visit Outlaw Speedway live on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

Orange County Fair Speedway will open pit gates and drive-in gates beginning at 3:00pm, followed by main gates at 4:00pm. Racing will hit the 5/8-mile speed plant at 6:30pm, sharp. More information can be found online at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Lebanon Valley Speedway will open all gates at 4:00pm. Additional updates will be posted at the official online home of The Valley of Speed at www.lebanonvalley.com.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Smoke earns I-79 Summer Shootout finale victory at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

IMPERIAL, PA (July 24, 2017) - For the first time since February 11, 2012, and for the second time during his famed career, “Smoke” Tony Stewart is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time taming “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway to help end the 2017 edition of the I-79 Summer Shootout.

Stewart, who started third on the feature grid, took command officially during a lap 23 restart and never looked back, ultimately crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo, and Dalton, Ohio's Lee Jacobs. Fortunately for Stewart, lapped traffic also factored in as an advantage, as race leader Tim Shaffer would become tangled with a lapped car, surrendering the point position to the former NASCAR Cup Series champion.

“Man, this is a fun race track; so wide and so racey,” Tony Stewart said in victory lane, pilot of the Rush Truck Centers/Ford Performance/Arctic Cat/No. 14. “To be rim-riding like that, a foot off the wall, is pretty intense around here. I watched Christopher Bell race from 20th to second at the Kings Royal, so I figured it was my turn to do something special.”

Carson Macedo and Tim Shaffer led the field to green on Monday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Shaffer earned the initial advantage, soon flanked by Macedo, Danny Holtgraver, Chad Kemenah, and Tony Stewart. Shaffer opened his advantage instantly, climbing to a near-three second lead before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap six.

Green flag conditions resumed with Tim Shaffer returning to the top spot, soon followed by Tony Stewart, who made a big jump to second after passing two cars on the restart. Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 11 allowing Stewart to reel in Shaffer. Soon joined by Holtgraver, the top three cars raced nose-to-tail and side-by-side through traffic for three circuits until caution flags reappeared on lap 14, this time for Danny Holtgraver. The nearby Pittsburgh native made incidental contact with Tony Stewart while attempting a slide job for the second position. Holtgraver did not return.

“By the time I realized I wasn't going to be able to get back around Danny [Holtgraver], I had already checked up on the brakes and turned down,” Stewart explained. “I clipped him with my front bumper. That was about the only mistake I really made. You don't want to see things end like that. We were going to put on one heck of a race.”

Once again, green flag conditions returned with Shaffer setting the pace, now followed by Tony Stewart and Carson Macedo. By lap 20, traffic returned in full force allowing Stewart to track down Shaffer once again. A two car battle soon commenced into a three car battle as Chad Kemenah entered the picture, now tracking down the top pair after taking control of the third position on lap 21.

Unfortunately for Tim Shaffer, his tenure at the top of the running order would come to an end eight laps sooner than intended. Contact with a lapped car while attempting to run away from Tony Stewart in traffic forced an early retirement for the former Arctic Cat All Star champion, ultimately surrendering the top spot to the eventual winner on lap 23. “Smoke” cruised on to score the $5,000 victory; a first ever Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway feat for the Columbus, Indiana, native. Carson Macedo chased Stewart to the line, followed by Lee Jacobs, Chad Kemenah and Ryan Smith.

“When I saw Lee Jacobs running the bottom, at that point I wasn't sure where I needed to be,” Stewart explained. “Rico Abreu is here with me tonight and I had him trying to help me out, but he wasn't sure where I needed to be. I figured if I got a good restart, I would just get to the top and rip eight good laps. That's what we did.”

Macedo and Jacobs each raced by Chad Kemenah during the final circuits to secure the final podium positions. Macedo was the evening’s pole sitter, dropping as far back as fourth in the running order before finally charging back second on lap 25.

Jacobs, who started eighth on the feature grid, battled within the top-five during most of the 30-lap feature program, making a bid for a podium position as early as lap 15.

Closing out the month of July, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2017 campaign with a three day trip to The Empire State, set to invade three different dirt ovals during three straight days from July 28-30, chasing a combined winner’s share equaling $22,000. “America’s Series” will visit Outlaw Speedway, Orange County Fair Speedway and Lebanon Valley Speedway during their New York swing, awarding $5,000, $10,000 and $7,000, respectively.

Outlaw Speedway will open pit gates and main gates at 3:00pm on Friday, July 28. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6:00pm, followed by racing at 7:00pm. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding ticket pricing and facility accommodations should visit Outlaw Speedway live on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

Orange County Fair Speedway will open pit gates and drive-in gates beginning at 3:00pm, followed by main gates at 4:00pm. Racing will hit the 5/8-mile speed plant at 6:30pm, sharp. More information can be found online at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Lebanon Valley Speedway will open all gates at 4:00pm. Additional updates will be posted at the official online home of The Valley of Speed at www.lebanonvalley.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway- Monday, July 24, 2017: I-79 Summer Shootout Finale EMi Driver’s Meeting: 27 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 18.295 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Carson Macedo - 17.502 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Armstrong Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Carl Bowser Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tony Stewart MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carl Bowser (+13) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 17-Carson Macedo, 17.502; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 17.558; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.709; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 18; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 18.771; 6. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 18.78; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 19.234; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 19.679; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 19.963

Group (B) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 18.17; 2. 13-Brandon Matus, 18.214; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.644; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 19.057; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 19.199; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 19.237; 7. 51-John Garvin, 19.468; 8. 55-Gary Kriess, 19.524; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.585

Group ( C ) 1. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 17.586; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 18.346; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.569; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 18.693; 5. 5B-Justin Barger, 18.768; 6. C1-Clay Riney, 19.073; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 19.284; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger, 19.386; 9. 4C-Paul Kish, 20.344

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 17-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 9. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 5. 55-Gary Kriess [8]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 8. 51-John Garvin [7]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 4. 5B-Justin Barger [5]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [8]; 8. C1-Clay Riney [6]; 9. 4C-Paul Kish [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 17-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 4. 51-John Garvin [6]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 6. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [2]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [3]; 8. 4C-Paul Kish [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 2. 17-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [19]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [17]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 9. 5B-Justin Barger [11]; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [12]; 12. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [21]; 14. O8-Dan Kuriger [20]; 15. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [14]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [16]; 18. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [24]; 19. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 20. 51-John Garvin [22]; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison [23]; 22. D4-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 23. 55-Gary Kriess [15]; 24. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-22], Tony Stewart [23-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 24, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3834 2. Ryan Smith - 3546 3. Caleb Armstrong - 3506 4. Max Stambaugh - 3206 5. Caleb Helms - 3008 6. T.J. Michael - 3007 7. Brandon Spithaler - 2947 8. Tim Shaffer - 2928 9. Tyler Esh - 2883 10. Brandon Matus - 2846

 

 

Tim Shaffer conquers Tri-City Raceway Park for third Arctic Cat All Star victory of 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout concludes Monday at PPMS

FRANKLIN, PA (July 23, 2017) - After opening the 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout with a runner-up finish at Eriez (PA) Speedway on Friday evening, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer did one better on Sunday night by winning round two at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania. The Arctic Cat All Star victory, Shaffer’s third of the 2017 season and second ever at Tri-City Raceway Park, was earned in dominating fashion; leading all 30 circuits around the Venango County, 1/2-mile oval, ultimately holding off a pair of fellow former Arctic Cat All Star champions, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney.

“Hats off to the team. This is what we’ve been working for,” Tim Shaffer said in victory lane. “There are a lot of guys on this team who help make this happen. I couldn’t do it without them.”

The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native jumped to the early advantage from the outside of row one, crossing by the flagstand for the first time with Dale Blaney, Spencer Bayston, and Chad Kemenah in tow. Lap after lap, Shaffer’s lead continued to increase, eventually building a 2.6 second cushion before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap eight.

Including the initial pause on lap eight, a total of five cautions between laps eight and 15 interrupted Shaffer’s pace at the top of the running order, none of which proving to be a distraction, as Shaffer returned to a near-three second advantage before the final caution on lap 15.

The restart on lap 15 proved to be the final time Shaffer would have to bring the field back to life. Even with lapped traffic reappearing by lap 23, Shaffer was able to maintain his lead, ultimately crossing under the final checkers two seconds ahead of Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney.

“We’ve been putting ourselves in great positions all season, but not taking advantage of them,” Tim Shaffer said, pilot of the Rudzik Excavating/No. 49X. “It took some time to get our program together to figure out where these cars needed to be at the end of the race. This is a great time of the year to get fast with the month of money underway.”

Chad Kemenah, who started third on the feature grid, raced within the top four spots during all 30 laps, advancing into third after the lap 15 restart, and advancing again into second ahead of Dale Blaney while racing in traffic on lap 23. The runner-up finish gives Kemenah 16 top-five finishes on the season, now extending his championship lead to 286 markers.

“We started to run out of fuel with less than five laps to go, so that didn’t help us out too much,” Chad Kemenah said, pilot of the Hunter Racing/DKW Transport/JRC Transportation/Seneca Energy/No. 10H. “I can’t thank everyone enough. As long as I’m up here talking to [Blake Anderson], I think we’re doing just fine.”

The 2017 I-79 Summer Shootout will conclude on Monday evening, July 24, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania. Originally set for Saturday evening, July 22, the rescheduled program will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. The visit to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will be the final Western Pennsylvania appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway’s main gates are scheduled to open at 5:00pm with hot laps to follow at 6:00pm, sharp. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will hit center stage at 7:00pm. For more information, such as camping availability and ticket prices, please visit Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Tri-City Raceway Park - Sunday, July 23, 2017: I-79 Summer Shootout: Round #2 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 30 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 16.186 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 15.683 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tyler Esh All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney JE Pistons Dash #1: Dale Blaney Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jordan Mackison Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+11) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Tyler Esh Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Dylan Cisney Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Jimmy Seger (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.911; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.99; 3. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.018; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.087; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.139; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.158; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger, 16.283; 8. 5B-Justin Barger, 16.534; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.06; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 17.641

Group (B) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.968; 2. 2-Jimmy Seger, 16.019; 3. 17-Carson Macedo, 16.044; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.076; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.196; 6. 51-John Garvin, 16.35; 7. 4N-Jim Morris, 16.391; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.563; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.589; 10. 66-Ken Rossey, 17.282

Group ( C ) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.683; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.818; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 15.857; 4. 55XM-Dale Blaney, 15.984; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.996; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.014; 7. 59-Ryan Smith, 16.251; 8. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.343; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.523; 10. 126-Brian Salisbury, 17.065

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch [2]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 5. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 6. 5B-Justin Barger [8]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 17-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 4. 51-John Garvin [6]; 5. 2-Jimmy Seger [3]; 6. 4N-Jim Morris [7]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 9. 66-Ken Rossey [10]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 55XM-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 7. 59-Ryan Smith [7]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 9. 126-Brian Salisbury [10]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 55XM-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 5. 17-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. O8-Dan Kuriger [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 9. 66-Ken Rossey [11]; 10. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 12. 126-Brian Salisbury [10]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 55XM-Dale Blaney [1]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 6. 51-John Garvin [12]; 7. 5B-Justin Barger [18]; 8. 17-Carson Macedo [5]; 9. 59-Ryan Smith [20]; 10. 5-Dylan Cisney [13]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [22]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [10]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 14. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 15. 2-Jimmy Seger [14]; 16. 4N-Jim Morris [17]; 17. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [23]; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison [19]; 20. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [15]; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison [24]; 22. O8-Dan Kuriger [21]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs [16]; 24. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [11] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 23, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3692 2. Ryan Smith - 3406 3. Caleb Armstrong - 3376 4. Max Stambaugh - 3070 5. Caleb Helms - 3008 6. T.J. Michael - 2891 7. Brandon Spithaler - 2829 8. Tim Shaffer - 2816 9. Tyler Esh - 2759 10. Brandon Matus - 2712

 

 

Cole Duncan opens I-79 Summer Shootout with victory at Eriez Speedway

ERIE, PA (July 21, 2017) - Utilizing patience and a late race restart, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan parked himself back in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time earning $5,000 at Eriez (PA) Speedway to officially open the 2017 edition of I-79 Summer Shootout weekend in Western Pennsylvania.

Duncan, who now owns two Arctic Cat All Star victories on the season, in turn elevating his career win total to three with “America’s Series,” took command officially on lap 20 of 30 and never looked back, the result of a strong move under race leader, Hunter Schuerenberg, between turns three and four just after a lap 20 restart. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer chased Duncan to the final checkers, followed by Schuerenberg, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and Spencer Bayston.

“I honestly cannot thank all of these guys enough,” Cole Duncan said in victory lane, pilot of the Helms Construction/Motorcity Auto Transport/No. 22. “This has been really cool. We are definitely having one helluva year, especially during this second part of the season. We were on the podium what seemed like 10 or 12 times this year, but just couldn’t get the job done. We’ve been doing so much better at placing ourselves in better positions. I’m just - man, I’m excited.”

Pole sitter Hunter Schuerenberg led the field to green on Friday night and kept command for the first 19 circuits, soon flanked by Cole Duncan, who started alongside Schuerenberg on the front row, just after the initial green. The duo survived one caution and two periods of heavy traffic during the first 19 circuits, neither creating much distraction as the pair navigated through lapped cars methodically.

After a failed attempt to get by Schuerenberg on a lap eight restart, Duncan tucked back in line and proceeded to follow Schuerenberg through traffic until the main event’s second and final caution appeared on lap 20, setting up another single-file restart. When green flag conditions returned, Duncan accelerated right to the tail tank of Schuerenberg and chased the Missouri native through turns one and two, ultimately setting up a slingshot move through corners three and four. Duncan was able to wedge himself between the bottom of the race track and Schuerenberg by the exit of turn four; this proved to be the winning move.

“I knew I was better in turns three and four,” Cole Duncan explained. “I screwed up on that first restart; I just didn’t get close enough to [Schuerenberg] to get a good run. I tried to time the second restart the best that I could. I put myself in perfect position off of turn two and when we entered turn three, he left just about a car length off of the bottom of the speedway. That is where our car seemed to shine all night. We jammed it right in there. I don’t think I used him up at all; I thought it was pretty clean. Hopefully we can make this happen again tomorrow and keep our success going.”

I-79 Summer Shootout weekend will continue on Saturday evening, July 22, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will welcome the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first and only time in 2017; the first official visit since August 2, 2015, when the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney scored his second ever Pittsburgh victory. The 2016 I-79 Summer Shootout visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway was cut short due to Mother Nature.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway’s main gates are scheduled to open at 5:00pm with hot laps to follow at 6:00pm, sharp. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will hit center stage at 7:00pm. For more information, such as camping availability and ticket prices, please visit Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 21, 2017: I-79 Summer Shootout: Round #1 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 38 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dan Shetler - 13.800 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Hunter Schuerenberg - 13.936 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Mike Bauer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brandon Spithaler Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Spencer Bayston JE Pistons Dash #1: Hunter Schuerenberg Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cole Duncan Classic Ink USA B-Main: T.J. Michael Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Duncan MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah 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 Group (A) 1. 8-Dean Jacobs, 14.048; 2. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 14.084; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.166; 4. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.247; 5. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.258; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.287; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.308; 8. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.386; 9. 55-Gary Kriess, 14.396; 10. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14.443

Group (B) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.936; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.3037; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.304; 4. 4N-Jim Morris, 14.464; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney, 14.468; 6. 87-Jason Barney, 14.578; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.599; 8. 22E-Ralph Engel, 14.816; 9. 4C-Paul Kish, 15.519; 10. 7W-Logan Wagner, 99

Group ( C ) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.196; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.219; 3. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.299; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.365; 5. 51-John Garvin, 14.385; 6. 5B-Justin Barger, 14.432; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.546; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.554; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.556

Group (D) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.083; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.235; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 14.333; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 14.383; 5. 17-Carson Macedo, 14.391; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.445; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 14.857; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.937; 9. 126-Brian Salisbury, 15.112

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 46-Michael Bauer [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler [10]; 9. 23-Darren Pifer [5]; 10. 55-Gary Kriess [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 3. 4N-Jim Morris [1]; 4. 87-Jason Barney [6]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 7W-Logan Wagner [10]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [3]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [7]; 9. 4C-Paul Kish [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [1]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 6. 5B-Justin Barger [6]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [5]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 17-Carson Macedo [5]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 9. 126-Brian Salisbury [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 46-Michael Bauer [4]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 2. 23-Darren Pifer [1]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [3]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 6. 5B-Justin Barger [6]; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler [7]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 13. 126-Brian Salisbury [15]; 14. 4C-Paul Kish [16]; 15. 22E-Ralph Engel [12]; 16. 7W-Logan Wagner [17]; 17. 51-John Garvin [5]; 18. 55-Gary Kriess [18]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [10]; 6. 17-Carson Macedo [15]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 8. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 11. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [11]; 12. 8-Dean Jacobs [9]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [19]; 14. 33M-Max Stambaugh [23]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [25]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [20]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [17]; 19. O8-Dan Kuriger [24]; 20. 8M-TJ Michael [21]; 21. 4N-Jim Morris [13]; 22. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 23. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [14]; 24. 87-Jason Barney [16]; 25. 23-Darren Pifer [22]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 21, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3546 2. Ryan Smith - 3274 3. Caleb Armstrong - 3250 4. Caleb Helms - 3146 5. Max Stambaugh - 2980 6. T.J. Michael - 2777 7. Brandon Spithaler - 2705 8. Tim Shaffer - 2666 9. Brandon Matus - 2622 10. Tyler Esh - 2619

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

I-79 Summer Shootout ahead for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (July 19, 2017) - After a weekend break to allow teams the opportunity to compete in the 34th Annual Kings Royal at Eldora (OH) Speedway, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition beginning Friday evening, July 21, with the second edition of the I-79 Summer Shootout in Western Pennsylvania. The three-race swing will feature Arctic Cat All Star action at three different facilities over the course of three straight days, each awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship.

The I-79 Summer Shootout, the final Arctic Cat All Star visit to the western edge of The Keystone State in 2017, will commence on Friday evening, July 21, at the Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pennsylvania. Action will continue on Saturday evening, July 22, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, all capped off with the I-79 Summer Shootout finale on Sunday, July 23, at Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania. All three dirt ovals are hosting the Arctic Cat All Stars for the first and only time in 2017; their first visit since the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout one year ago.

A weather interruption in 2016 only allowed for two of the three programs to be completed; Dale Blaney secured high honors at Eriez Speedway, with Kraig Kinser earning the victory at Tri-City Raceway Park. The visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway would lose to Mother Nature before preliminary action could be completed.

Joining a competitive group of Western Pennsylvania regulars, as well as a talented roster of outside invaders, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be led by current Series point leader, as well as five-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the Hunter Racing/DKW Transport/JRC Transportation/Seneca Energy/No. 10H owns a 282 point lead in the current championship hunt, earning three victories thus far in 2017, most recently during competition at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith finds himself second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, followed by New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong. Smith and Armstrong each own five top-five finishes in 2017, separated by a mere- four markers in their battle for the Arctic Cat All Star title.

Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms is fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star point chase, followed by leading Series Rookie of the Year contender, Max Stambaugh. Stambaugh, driver of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine Fabricators, Inc./No. 33M, sits on top of the Rookie of the Year standings with four top-ten finishes in 21 feature starts.

In addition, Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, as well as the owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will be joining the Arctic Cat All Stars on Friday night at Eriez Speedway, as well as on Saturday night at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Smoke will pilot his own Rush Truck Centers/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 14 during each night of competition.

Eriez Speedway will open pit gates at 12-noon on Friday, July 21. A mandatory drivers meeting will be held at 6:00pm, followed by hot laps at 7:00pm. More news and information can be found live on the Web at www.eriez-speedway.com.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will open pit gates at 12-noon on Saturday, July 22. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, with hot laps to follow at 6:00pm. Fans can find information pertaining to ticket sales and reserved seating online at www.ppms.com.

Tri-City Raceway Park will allow teams to pull into the pit area upon arrival on Sunday, July 23. The mandatory drivers meeting will take shape at 5:00pm; hot laps will follow at 5:30pm. Additional information can be found online at www.tricityracewaypark.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 19, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3416 2. Ryan Smith - 3134 3. Caleb Armstrong - 3130 4. Caleb Helms - 3008 5. Max Stambaugh - 2858 6. T.J. Michael - 2742 7. Brandon Spithaler - 2569 8. Tim Shaffer - 2520 9. Brandon Matus - 2504 10. Tyler Esh - 2503

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Christopher Bell captures 9th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, OH (July 8, 2017) - Becoming the ninth different winner in nine contested events, Christopher Bell scored the 9th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial victory at Sharon Speedway, this time leading all 30 circuits around the Hartford 3/8-mile oval to score $5,000. For Bell, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory was the second of his young career and his first since July of 2016, earning the Dirt Classic Indiana preliminary win at Kokomo Speedway. On a special note, Bell’s Lou Blaney Memorial triumph occurred during the 100th Arctic Cat All Star visit to Sharon Speedway.

The Norman, Oklahoma, native started second on the Lou Blaney Memorial grid and took command instantly, ultimately lapping up to the ninth position, crossing under the final checkers 1.03 seconds ahead of the “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, Chad Kemenah.

“I just want to thank all of you fans for coming out here tonight,” Christopher Bell said in victory lane. “It’s a pleasure to drive in front of a crowd like this. You guys are the reason why we are out here. It’s a true honor to be able to win this race. It means so much to me. I think sprint cars have kinda been the downfall of my career, so I’m glad to prove to all of you fans that I can be a great sprint car driver, too.”

Bell survived three cautions during his campaign at the front of the field, extending his advantage to nearly three seconds during certain segments of the main event. Even when traffic intensified, the pilot of the Dough-Si-Dough/Linder’s Speed Equipment/No. 11N was flawless, maneuvering by two to three cars at a time.

“The track was really technical up there on the wall,” Christopher Bell said. “It made it pretty easy to screw up and crash, so I’m thankful that didn’t happen. Some of the lapped cars would get going on the top, but when I got to them they would drop down. I was glad to build up a lead because I did screw up a couple of times, but nobody was able to show me a nose.”

Saldana, who started on the outside of row two, moved his way into second by lap two. At one point, the Brownsburg, Indiana, native successfully used traffic to chase down Bell, nearly erasing all of his lead just before the halfway point. A caution on lap 22 would give Saldana his best chance at getting by Bell, but Bell’s route around the outer ring of the speedway proved to be too much of an upper hand.

“There was a little bit of grip at the exit of four, but I probably should have waited until the end to use it instead of right after that last restart,” Joey Saldana said, pilot of the Indy Race Parts/No. 71. “Bell is good. He’s always winning in something, so to be second to him is a good night. I really enjoy racing with the All Stars. Hopefully Bernie and I can come back out here and do it again soon.”

With many of the Series regulars making the trek to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, for the 34th Annual Kings Royal on July 13-15, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will not return to competition until Friday, July 21, when the Series kicks-off the second-ever I-79 Summer Shootout in Western Pennsylvania. Action will commence on Friday evening, July 21, at the Eriez Speedway just outside of Erie, Pennsylvania.

I-79 Summer Shootout competition will continue on Saturday evening, July 22, with a visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania, followed by a stop at Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, July 23. All three programs will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship.

Additional news and notes regarding the second annual I-79 Summer Shootout will be posted online at www.allstarsprint.com in the coming days.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Saturday, July 8, 2017:
9th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 45 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: A.J. Flick - 13.596 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: A.J. Flick - 13.619 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Christopher Bell
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Joey Saldana
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Hunter Mackison
JE Pistons Dash #1: Caleb Armstrong
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Christopher Bell
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Max Stambaugh
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brandon Matus (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Carl Bowser
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 2-AJ Flick, 13.619; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.388; 3. 11n-Christopher Bell, 14.419; 4. 4N-Jim Morris, 14.706; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.709; 6. X-Cory Good, 14.871; 7. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.173; 8. 55-Gary Kriess, 15.183; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.213; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison, 15.427; 11. 4W-Eric Williams, 15.824; 12. 91-Sadie Siegel, 16.612

Group (B)
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.805; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.049; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 14.172; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14.35; 5. 71m-Dave Blaney, 14.788; 6. 171-Max McGhee, 14.83; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 14.984; 8. 8-Dean Jacobs, 15.111; 9. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.311; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec, 15.686; 11. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 15.838

Group ( C )
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.889; 2. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.424; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.516; 4. 91F-Anthony Fiore, 14.687; 5. 51-John Garvin, 14.723; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.858; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.992; 8. 5-Justin Barger, 15.2125; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 15.22; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 15.55; 11. 12X-Michael Flynn, 16.232

Group (D)
1. 71-Joey Saldana, 13.843; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.072; 3. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.173; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.553; 5. 4-Danny Smith, 14.58; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.668; 7. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.913; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger, 15.006; 9. 42-Sye Lynch, 15.086; 10. 27-Zachary Morrow, 15.453; 11. 4C-Paul Kish, 16.442

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [4]; 4. 4N-Jim Morris [1]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [8]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 9. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 10. X-Cory Good [6]; 11. 4W-Eric Williams [11]; 12. 91-Sadie Siegel [12]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. D4-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [8]; 3. 71M-Dave Blaney [5]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [1]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 8. 171-Max McGhee [6]; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec [10]; 10. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [11]; 11. 46-Michael Bauer [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 51-John Garvin [5]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 91F-Anthony Fiore [1]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [10]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 11. 12X-Michael Flynn [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [5]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [8]; 8. 23-Darren Pifer [7]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 10. 4C-Paul Kish [11]; 11. 27-Zachary Morrow [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [5]; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs [1]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 2. 9C-Roger Campbell [1]; 3. 46-Michael Bauer [2]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 5. 27-Zachary Morrow [4]; 6. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [8]; 7. 19-Joe Kubiniec [6]; 8. 4W-Eric Williams [7]; 9. 4C-Paul Kish [10]; 10. 12X-Michael Flynn [9]; 11. 91-Sadie Siegel [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch [12]; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler [2]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [11]; 7. 91F-Anthony Fiore [4]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [15]; 9. 55-Gary Kriess [14]; 10. 171-Max McGhee [6]; 11. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 12. 23-Darren Pifer [9]; 13. 17-Caleb Helms [13]; 14. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 15. X-Cory Good [8]; 16. 9C-Roger Campbell [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [8]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 8. 8-Dean Jacobs [6]; 9. 71M-Dave Blaney [13]; 10. 5-Justin Barger [19]; 11. 13-Brandon Matus [14]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [25]; 13. 4-Danny Smith [17]; 14. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 15. 98-Carl Bowser [22]; 16. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 17. 2-AJ Flick [7]; 18. 51-John Garvin [16]; 19. 7K-Dan Shetler [24]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [26]; 21. 4N-Jim Morris [15]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 23. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [10]; 24. 33-Brent Matus [18]; 25. 33M-Max Stambaugh [21]; 26. 42-Sye Lynch [23] Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell (1-30)

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 8, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 3416
2. Ryan Smith - 3134
3. Caleb Armstrong - 3130
4. Caleb Helms - 3008
5. Max Stambaugh - 2858
6. T.J. Michael - 2742
7. Brandon Spithaler - 2569
8. Tim Shaffer - 2520
9. Brandon Matus - 2504
10. Tyler Esh - 2503

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Joey Saldana earns first Wayne County All Star victory since 1999

ORRVILLE, OH (July 1, 2017) - Despite 18 years separating Joey Saldana from his last visit to Wayne County Speedway, the result remained the same; a victory against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Saldana, aboard the Indy Race Parts/No. 71, led 15 of the 30 circuits on Saturday night to claim the $5,000 winner’s share at Orrville’s Historic Oval, utilizing a lap 16 restart to slingshot underneath early race leader, Chad Kemenah. The victory, his first Arctic Cat All Star victory since 2014 at Volusia Speedway Park, increased Saldana’s overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win count to 72, five of which at Wayne County Speedway which ties “The Brownsburg Bullet” with Sheldon Haudenschild for the most all-time.

Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan charged from seventh to finish second at Wayne County Speedway, followed by Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith and pole-sitter Dean Jacobs.

“This just goes to show how important it is to be around a great team,” Joey Saldana explained in victory lane. “Sprint car racing is really tough, and it is really easy to get down on yourself. Tonight just goes to show that it’s not just you, it’s a whole team, and tonight I had a whole team. I raced with the All Stars for a long time. It was the feeding ground for the World of Outlaws. Racing with this Series did a lot for me. Luckily for me I was lucky enough to take that next step and move forward.”

Before Saldana made his winning move on lap 16, it was all Dean Jacobs and Chad Kemenah at the front of the running order. Despite a number of cautions halting action, one of which during the opening green resulting in a four car pile-up, Jacobs and Kemenah battled relentlessly, racing side-by-side nearly all the way around Wayne County Speedway.

Jacobs led the first six circuits officially, ultimately losing the lead to Kemenah on lap seven, only to regain control again to officially lead laps eight through 11. Kemenah drove back under Jacobs at the entrance of turn three to solidify himself back on top of the field on lap 12, only to be halted by red flag conditions on lap 13, and another caution on lap 16. By that point, Saldana had already worked his way into second, now setting his sights on the five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion.

When green flag action returned, Saldana chased Chad Kemenah into turns one and two, ultimately setting up a drag race through turn three where Saldana would drove under the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/DKW Transport/No. 10H. From that point forward, “The Brownsburg Bullet” was the show, and despite one more caution pausing his momentum, Saldana would pull ahead to win by 3.3 seconds.

“It feels really good to be back here, and to be tied with Sheldon Haudenschild is pretty cool,” Saldana said. “He’s the next best thing in sprint car racing. He has a lot of talent.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue competition on Saturday evening, July 8, with a visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio; the second and final visit by the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, as well as the 100th overall appearance since the Series first made the trek to Hartford in 1970.

The 9th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial, honoring the late National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, will headline competition at the state-of-the-art facility on Saturday evening. The Arctic Cat All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize.

Sharon Speedway will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 8. Racing will hit the 3/8 -mile oval at 7:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, July 1, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Ryan Smith - 14.997 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 14.621 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Dean Jacobs All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brandon Spithaler Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Max Stambaugh Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Danny Mumaw JE Pistons Dash #1: Dean Jacobs Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Chad Kemenah Classic Ink USA B-Main: Mitch Harble Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jordan Mackison (+12) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dean Jacobs Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tyler Esh Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Matus (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 71-Joey Saldana, 14.822; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.869; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs, 15.102; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 15.24; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble, 15.517; 6. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 15.533; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.582; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger, 15.896; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser, 16.023; 10. 5-Jordan Harble, 16.157

Group (B) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.991; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.015; 3. 45-Trevor Baker, 15.314; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.493; 5. 56R-Ryan Myers, 15.798; 6. 22D-Josh Davis, 16.149; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 16.614; 8. 4K-Kris Davis, 16.798; 9. C1-Clay Riney, 18.303

Group ( C ) 1. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.008; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.317; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.505; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.567; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.573; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.021; 7. 23K-Brad Haudenschild, 16.165; 8. 7-Troy Kingan, 16.221; 9. 51-John Garvin, 16.906

Group (D) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.621; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.264; 3. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.435; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.452; 5. 4-Danny Smith, 15.57; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.273; 7. 23-Nick Patterson, 16.425; 8. 7DK-Dylan Kingan, 17.083; 9. 6J-Jarrett Gerber, 19.708

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 5. 5-Jordan Harble [10]; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble [5]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [8]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]; 10. 33D-Tyler Dunn [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 2. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 4. 56R-Ryan Myers [5]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 7. 22D-Josh Davis [6]; 8. C1-Clay Riney [9]; 9. 4K-Kris Davis [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 9M-Jordan Ryan [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. 23K-Brad Haudenschild [7]; 7. 7-Troy Kingan [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 16-Danny Mumaw [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [5]; 6. 23-Nick Patterson [7]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 8. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [8]; 9. 6J-Jarrett Gerber [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 3. 16-Danny Mumaw [1]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [5]; 3. 9M-Jordan Ryan [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 15H-Mitch Harble [1]; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger [4]; 3. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 5. 33D-Tyler Dunn [2]; 6. 51-John Garvin [14]; 7. 23-Nick Patterson [11]; 8. 22D-Josh Davis [7]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser [6]; 11. 7-Troy Kingan [9]; 12. C1-Clay Riney [16]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 14. 4K-Kris Davis [13]; 15. 6J-Jarrett Gerber [17]; 16. 23K-Brad Haudenschild [8]; 17. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [15]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [1]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw [7]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [10]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [19]; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison [24]; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [15]; 14. 15H-Mitch Harble [21]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [23]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 18. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 20. 56R-Ryan Myers [16]; 21. 4-Danny Smith [18]; 22. 5-Jordan Harble [20]; 23. 45-Trevor Baker [12]; 24. O8-Dan Kuriger [22] Lap Leaders: Dean Jacobs (1-6, 8-11); Chad Kemenah (7, 12-15); Joey Saldana (16-30)

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 1, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3272 2. Ryan Smith - 3012 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2994 4. Caleb Helms - 2882 5. Max Stambaugh - 2756 6. T.J. Michael - 2624 7. Brandon Spithaler - 2459 8. Tyler Esh - 2397 9. Tim Shaffer - 2378 10. Brandon Matus - 2376

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway Cancelled

KOKOMO, IN (June 30, 2017) - Periods of heavy rain during the afternoon hours forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials to cancel the Friday night, June 30, program at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. The event will not be made up.

Tickets purchased for the Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway are non-refundable, but can be used at face value toward any event remaining on the 2017 Kokomo Speedway or I-69 Gas City Speedway schedules. Reserved seating is not honored, but the face value of the ticket will be.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Independence Day weekend celebration on Saturday evening, July 1, with “Fan Appreciation Night” at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Fans will have access into the main stands for just $15.

The Wayne County Speedway visit will be the third of five for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, most recently during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Monday, June 19. Kyle Larson was the Speedweek winner, his first of two Ohio Sprint Speedweek victories with the second occurring one night later at Sharon (OH) Speedway.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 1. A mandatory driver’s meeting will be conducted at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:45pm. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend can watch online via www.thecushion.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 30, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3128 2. Ryan Smith - 2870 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2856 4. Caleb Helms - 2754 5. Max Stambaugh - 2624 6. T.J. Michael - 2433 7. Tim Shaffer - 2378 8. Brandon Spithaler - 2341 9. Tyler Esh - 2267 10. Brandon Matus - 2256

 

 

Holiday weekend double ahead for “America’s Series” Each event to be available live on The Cushion

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 28, 2017) - Kicking-off the Independence Day celebration a few days early, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will spend the upcoming weekend making appearances in Indiana and Ohio, this time visiting Kokomo (IN) Speedway and Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1.

As previously announced, full-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors signed-in for competition at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, will be given the opportunity to display an Indianapolis Motor Speedway decal during the evening program. Those who choose to display the IMS decal will qualify for Brickyard Bonus Challenge contingencies that will be awarded over the course of the evening. Indianapolis Motor Speedway contingency bonuses include highest finishing feature event car worth $500; second highest finishing feature event car worth $200; the evening’s fastest overall qualifier worth $100; the main event hard charger worth $100; and the highest finishing B-main car worth $100.

St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is the most recent Kokomo Speedway feature winner during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, claiming the Dirt Classic Indiana title in 2016 worth $12,500. Abreu will rejoin “America’s Series” at Kokomo Speedway on Friday evening, set to accompany a loaded roster of winged sprint car aces who will challenge all 15 Arctic Cat All Stars. Tony Stewart, Parker Price-Miller, Carson Macedo, Brandon Wimmer, Sean Zemunik, Kody Kinser, Joe Swanson, Russell Borland, Ayrton Olsen; each expected to battle for the $5,000 winner’s share at Indiana’s baddest bullring. Tony Stewart, former NASCAR Cup Series champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Stars, will pilot his own Tony Stewart Racing/Rush Truck Centers/No. 14 during his visit to Kokomo, his only winged sprint car start in the state of Indiana this season.

Wayne County Speedway will celebrate “Fan Appreciation Night” with a ticket price of just $15 while the All Stars are in town on Saturday evening. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Wayne County Speedway start, the second of five on the season, on Monday evening, June 19, during round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Kyle Larson, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader, earned the Wayne County Speedway victory; his first of two during his short-lived Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway on June 30 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit passes are $35.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 1. Main gates will follow at 3:00pm. General admission tickets are $15. Pit passes will be available for $35. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

As an added bonus, fans that can not attend the upcoming weekend events are invited to watch online via www.thecushion.com. A live, pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase featuring action from both Kokomo Speedway and Wayne County Speedway.

In addition, the private Tony Stewart autograph session, slated to be held at the Tony Stewart merchandise trailer just outside of the main ticket booth at Kokomo Speedway, will also be conducted as scheduled. Only those who purchased one of the first 150 pre-sale tickets will be eligible to attend the private autograph session.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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.

 

 

Cole Duncan earns Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale victory, Tim Shaffer claims third Speedweek championship

CHILLICOTHE, OH (June 25, 2017) - Ending a near-four year drought, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan is back in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time earning the 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale win at Atomic Speedway over a field of 53 entries. The pilot of the Helms Construction/Motor City Auto Transport/Ohio Heating/No. 22C earned his $5,000 payday from the outside of row three, utilizing a lap 21 restart to take command officially on lap 22 over Muskingum County Speedway winner, Spencer Bayston. Duncan chased Bayston for six circuits before making the winning move, eventually driving under the familiar Kevin Swindell-owned No. 39 through turns three and four.

Duncan’s victory caps off an impressive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign for the second generation Arctic Cat All Star winner, finishing tied for second in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings on the strength of one victory and five top-ten finishes, three of which inside the top-five. Despite ending in a tie, Duncan will be declared the official runner-up due to having a victory over Chad Kemenah.

Spencer Bayston held on to finish second on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway, followed by DJ Foos, Tanner Thorson and Caleb Armstrong.

“Man, I’ve been waiting to talk to you for a long time,” Cole Duncan explained in victory lane. “I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight. It was a near-perfect night for racing. The track was in perfect shape. I’m so glad Brad (McCown) opened this place back up and did what he did. It feels so good to be in victory lane during an All Star event at my home track. This is the first Speedweek I’ve ever completed. I’m so proud of everyone.”

Cole Duncan won the battle on Saturday night, but it was the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer who won the war, claiming his third Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point championship worth $1,000. Shaffer’s Speedweek run ended with two victories, the first at Eldora Speedway and the second at Waynesfield Raceway Park, as well as five top-ten finishes, edging out Cole Duncan and Chad Kemenah in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek title fight by 14 points.

“This was definitely a whole group effort. They did a great job, which made me look even better than I was,” said Tim Shaffer. “We’re running well at a perfect time of the year. I’m having more fun now than I ever have. They gave me a great car here tonight. We have the engines and the parts; everything we need to be better.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue competition with visits to Kokomo (IN) Speedway and Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. The Kokomo Speedway program was originally set for Friday, May 19, but was postponed due to Mother Nature. Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Arctic Cat All Star owner, will join the field at Indiana’s baddest bullring; the only Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearance in the state of Indiana for 2017. Rico Abreu is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Kokomo Speedway, earning the 2016 Dirt Classic Indiana worth $12,500.

The upcoming Wayne County Speedway appearance will be the third of five for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, most recently during Ohio Sprint Speedway presented by Cometic Gasket on Monday, June 19. Kyle Larson was the Speedweek winner, his first of two Ohio Sprint Speedweek victories with the second coming one night later at Sharon (OH) Speedway.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the upcoming events at Kokomo Speedway and Wayne County Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.kokomospeedway.net and www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Saturday, June 24, 2017:
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Finale
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 53 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brady Bacon - 11.830 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 11.624 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Kevin Thomas Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sean Zemunik
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tanner Thorson
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: DJ Foos
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Caleb Armstrong
Computer Man, Inc. D-Main: Ryan Linder
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Mitch Harble
JE Pistons Dash #1: Caleb Armstrong
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Armstrong (5th)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+14)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo
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
Group (A)
1. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.737; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.854; 3. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr., 11.968; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker, 11.989; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.475; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.544; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.568; 8. 40-Mark Imler, 12.701; 9. 4au-Chris Ferrall, 12.826; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.211; 11. 7R-Andy Rein, 99.11

Group (B)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.624; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.66; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.744; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 11.961; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.036; 6. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.046; 7. 4-Danny Smith, 12.107; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.2838; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.534; 10. 9J-Jessie McCreary, 13.032; 11. 80-Lance Webb, 13.486

Group ( C )
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.855; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.014; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson, 12.035; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.09; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.157; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.284; 7. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.401; 8. 5-Jordan Harble, 12.609; 9. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.7; 10. 51-John Garvin, 13.135; 11. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 13.2

Group (D)
1. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 12.172; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.177; 3. 23-DJ Foos, 12.535; 4. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 12.704; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble, 12.734; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.894; 7. 83-Adam Cruea, 13.408; 8. 22D-Josh Davis, 13.477; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester, 14.89; 10. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 99

Group (E)
1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.168; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.348; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.356; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.404; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.443; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.795; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.977; 8. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.019; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.128; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 13.944

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr. [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen [6]; 8. 40-Mark Imler [8]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [10]; 10. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz [6]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 80-Lance Webb [11]; 11. 9J-Jessie McCreary [10]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Tanner Thorson [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 6. 51-John Garvin [10]; 7. 12-Daniel Harding [9]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 9. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [11]; 10. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 11. 5-Jordan Harble [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 23-DJ Foos [2]; 2. A67-Brandon Wimmer [4]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [1]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [3]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble [5]; 7. 22D-Josh Davis [8]; 8. 92A-Sammy Walsh [10]; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester [9]; 10. 83-Adam Cruea [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. A67-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 2. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair [5]; 5. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [1]; 6. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr. [2]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9-Ryan Linder [1]; 2. 22D-Josh Davis [3]; 3. 92A-Sammy Walsh [7]; 4. 80-Lance Webb [4]; 5. 83-Adam Cruea [2]; 6. 3FX-Dean Kester [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 8. 5-Jordan Harble [8]; 9. 7R-Andy Rein [9]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 15H-Mitch Harble [1]; 2. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [3]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [10]; 4. 9J-Jessie McCreary [7]; 5. 22D-Josh Davis [12]; 6. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [2]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 11. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 12. 51-John Garvin [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 4-Danny Smith [4]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [12]; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser [10]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 12. 12-Daniel Harding [13]; 13. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [16]; 14. 71-Ayrton Olsen [11]; 15. 40-Mark Imler [14]; 16. 15H-Mitch Harble [15]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 70-Tanner Thorson [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 7. A67-Brandon Wimmer [9]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 9. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr. [12]; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo [24]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [23]; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker [11]; 14. 33M-Max Stambaugh [20]; 15. 4-Danny Smith [22]; 16. 8M-TJ Michael [25]; 17. 11N-Craig Mintz [17]; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18]; 19. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [26]; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [19]; 22. 17-Caleb Helms [15]; 23. 35R-Ronnie Blair [8]; 24. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 25. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 26. 7K-Cale Conley [21] Lap Leaders: Caleb Armstrong [1-5]; Spencer Bayston [6-21]; Cole Duncan [22-30]

FINAL Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings:
1. Tim Shaffer - 930
2. Cole Duncan - 916
3. Chad Kemenah - 916
4. Carson Macedo - 888
5. Ryan Smith - 852
6. Caleb Armstrong - 812
7. Lee Jacobs - 806
8. Max Stambaugh - 780
9. Andrew Palker - 774
10. Caleb Helms - 772

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket:
Tim Shaffer - 2 - Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park [+500]
Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway [+$500]
Spencer Bayston - 1 - Muskingum County Speedway
Cole Duncan - 1 - Atomic Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 24, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 3128
2. Ryan Smith - 2870
3. Caleb Armstrong - 2856
4. Caleb Helms - 2754
5. Max Stambaugh - 2624
6. T.J. Michael - 2433
7. Tim Shaffer - 2378
8. Brandon Spithaler - 2341
9. Tyler Esh - 2267
10. Brandon Matus - 2256

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set to revisit Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 1

ORRVILLE, OH (June 23, 2017) - A late addition to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will see “America’s Series” return to Wayne County (OH) Speedway sooner than expected, now revisiting on Saturday, July 1, for the third of five total appearances in 2017. The event will award a $5,000 top prize, also awarding full points toward the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season championship.

The Wayne County Speedway visit on July 1 will follow the Arctic Cat All Star invasion of Kokomo (IN) Speedway on June 30.

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to have the Arctic Cat All Stars back so soon,” Jason Flory explained, promoter of Wayne County Speedway. “Our Ohio Sprint Speedweek program proved to be a success, and with their schedule opening back up right before the holiday, we decided to jump on the opportunity to have them back.”

In addition to a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, Wayne County Speedway will also host all of their regular racing divisions including super late models, super stocks and mini stocks, each battling for a Mid-Season Championship.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Wayne County Speedway appearance on Monday evening, June 19, for round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Kyle Larson, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader, earned the Wayne County Speedway victory; his first of two during his short-lived Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 1. Main gates will follow at 3:00pm. General admission tickets are $15. Pit passes will be available for $35. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

 

 

Round seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Limaland Motorsports Park cancelled

LIMA, OH (June 23, 2017) - A mixture of heavy rains and saturated grounds forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Limaland Motorsports Park officials to cancel round seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket scheduled for Friday evening, June 23. Although officials are working together to bring the Arctic Cat All Stars back to Limaland Motorsports Park, any potential rain date will not be connected to Ohio Sprint Speedweek; will not count toward the overall win bonus, nor the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship.

The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket championship will be determined on Saturday evening, June 24, at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Only two markers separate Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings entering the Saturday night finale. If a tie would occur in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings, feature finishes throughout the week will be used as a tiebreaker to determine the champion; number of victories, number of runner-up finishes, and so on.

Atomic Speedway pit gates will open at 2:00pm, followed by main gates at 4:00pm and hot laps at 6:00pm. Those who would like to learn more about the Atomic Speedway Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net. A rain date of Sunday, June 25, will be used if needed.

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (As of June 23):
1. Tim Shaffer - 792
2. Chad Kemenah - 790
3. Cole Duncan - 766
4. Carson Macedo - 758
5. Ryan Smith - 724
6. Parker Price-Miller - 706
7. Lee Jacobs - 672
8. Caleb Armstrong - 672
9. Caleb Helms - 666
10. Cale Conley - 662

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 23, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 3002
2. Ryan Smith - 2742
3. Caleb Armstrong - 2716
4. Caleb Helms - 2648
5. Max Stambaugh - 2502
6. T.J. Michael - 2240
7. Tim Shaffer - 2240
8. Brandon Spithaler - 2227
9. Brandon Matus - 2166
10. Tyler Esh - 2157

 

 

Spencer Bayston goes wire-to-wire for Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory at Muskingum County Speedway

DRESDEN, OH (June 22, 2017) - For the second time in 2017, and for the second time in his career, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time scoring $5,000 during round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Muskingum County Speedway.

Aboard the Kevin Swindell-owned/Premier Truck Group/John Christner Trucking/No. 39, Bayston led all 30 circuits on Thursday evening at the Dresden-area oval, manhandling multiple waves of intense traffic, as well as an aggressive cushion at the top of the speedway, to clinch his first Arctic Cat All Star win since April. Fellow Indiana native Caleb Armstrong finished second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan.

“I’m going to get most of the credit here tonight, but the people who really deserve the credit are the ones standing behind me,” Spencer Bayston said in victory lane. “This is a brand new race car. We rolled one over the other night at Wayne County Speedway, so we’ve been up until about four in the morning the last few nights working to get this one ready. Kevin and Jordan [Swindell], the whole crew; they all work so hard and make all of this happen. Without them, I wouldn’t be standing up here.”

Bayston’s 30-lap campaign at the front of the field started from the pole position, taking command right from the drop of the green flag over Caleb Armstrong and two-time Speedweek winner Tim Shaffer. Two early cautions, the first on lap five and the second on lap ten, were the only two momentum breakers for Bayston, but neither created any sort of distraction. Bayston’s lead was nearly three seconds on multiple occasions even while racing in traffic, and despite having to deal with dirty air, the Indiana native hardly faltered.

“We got to dirty air in traffic and my whole race changed it felt like,” Bayston said. “I had to kinda drive above [the cushion] a couple times, but it almost didn’t work for me because I nearly looped it. Despite all of that, I never really felt any pressure, so I was able to just cruise and bring it home.”

Caleb Armstrong’s runner-up finish was a season-high for the New Castle, Indiana, native. The second year Arctic Cat All Star traveler started second on the feature grid and battled in that position all 30 laps. Chad Kemenah, the current Arctic Cat All Star championship point leader, charged from 11th to finish third, solid enough to earn MSD Performance Hard Charger Award honors.

Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, will continue Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with round seven of competition on Friday evening, June 23. Limaland has hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on 30 separate occasions since their first visit in 1983, the most recent during the 2016 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on June 24, 2016. “The Hurricane” Randy Hannagan scored the $5,000 top prize, his first-ever at the high banked quarter-mile during Arctic Cat All Star competition.

Limaland Motorsports Park will open main gates at 5:00pm tomorrow afternoon, Friday, June 23. Hot laps should hit the racing surface at 6:30pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Limaland Motorsports Park live on the Web at www.limaland.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Muskingum County Speedway -Thursday, June 22, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Cole Duncan - 13.540 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 13.212 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Smith All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tyler Esh Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cale Conley Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Brandon Spithaler Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Trevor Baker JE Pistons Dash #1: Spencer Bayston Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Caleb Armstrong Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Thomas Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Armstrong (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+8) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: DJ Foos 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 Group (A) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.212; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.348; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.37; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.485; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.531; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.635; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.747; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.854; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.882; 10. 15H-Mitch Harble, 13.937; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 14.486

Group (B) 1. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.287; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.474; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.481; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.621; 5. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.792; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.835; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.023; 8. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.096; 9. 5-Jordan Harble, 14.387; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 15.251; 11. 7R-Andy Rein, 17.313

Group ( C ) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.242; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.328; 3. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.46; 4. C1-Clay Riney, 13.557; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.611; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.713; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.869; 8. 51-John Garvin, 13.938; 9. D12-Jason Dolick, 14.135; 10. 4B-Steve Butler, 14.399; 11. 4au-Chris Ferrall, 15.439

Group (D) 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.396; 2. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.421; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.544; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.755; 5. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 13.815; 6. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 13.852; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.927; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.502; 9. 23-DJ Foos, 14.527; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 99.99

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble [10]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [7]; 11. 9-Ryan Linder [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 4. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 6. 5-Jordan Harble [9]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 8. 7R-Andy Rein [11]; 9. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [5]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. D12-Jason Dolick [7]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 10. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [9]; 11. C1-Clay Riney [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 92A-Sammy Walsh [5]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [9]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [6]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 2. 5-Jordan Harble [1]; 3. 4B-Steve Butler [2]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [3]; 5. 7R-Andy Rein [7]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 7. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [6]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 9. C1-Clay Riney [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 5. 51-John Garvin [13]; 6. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [5]; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [7]; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble [12]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 11. D12-Jason Dolick [14]; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison [10]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer [3]; 15. 5-Jordan Harble [16]; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison [11]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [20]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 13. 92A-Sammy Walsh [14]; 14. 2-Parker Price-Miller [22]; 15. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [18]; 17. 46-Michael Bauer [13]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [12]; 19. 51-John Garvin [25]; 20. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [16]; 21. 91-Cale Thomas [21]; 22. 9M-Jordan Ryan [24]; 23. 13-Brandon Matus [17]; 24. 13D-Danny Dietrich [4]; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker [23] Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston [1-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 22): 1. Tim Shaffer - 792 2. Chad Kemenah - 790 3. Cole Duncan - 766 4. Carson Macedo - 758 5. Ryan Smith - 724 6. Parker Price-Miller - 706 7. Lee Jacobs - 672 8. Caleb Armstrong - 672 9. Caleb Helms - 666 10. Cale Conley - 662

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket: Tim Shaffer - 2 - Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park [+500] Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway [+$500] Spencer Bayston - 1 - Muskingum County Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 22, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3002 2. Ryan Smith - 2742 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2716 4. Caleb Helms - 2648 5. Max Stambaugh - 2502 6. T.J. Michael - 2240 7. Tim Shaffer - 2240 8. Brandon Spithaler - 2227 9. Brandon Matus - 2166 10. Tyler Esh - 2157

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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 its 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 visit to Merritt Speedway on July 1 cancelled

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 22, 2017) - A collective decision between Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Merritt Speedway officials resulted in the cancellation of the Saturday, July 1, visit to Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan. Track officials and Series representatives hope to work together in bringing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions back to Michigan in the future.

The Arctic Cat All Star visit to Kokomo (IN) Speedway on Friday, June 30, is still on as planned. If needed, Saturday, July 1, will serve as the rain date for the Kokomo Speedway program.

The one-night All Star return to Kokomo Speedway will be complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. In addition, The Cushion will be on hand to provide a live, pay-per-view broadcast via www.thecushion.com.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway on June 30 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit passes are $35.

The private Tony Stewart autograph session, slated to be held at the Tony Stewart merchandise trailer just outside of the main ticket booth, will also be conducted as scheduled. An exact time will be announced next week before the event. Only those who purchased one of the first 150 pre-sale tickets will be eligible to attend the private autograph session

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Tim Shaffer holds back Danny Dietrich for Waynesfield Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory

WAYNESFIELD, OH (June 21, 2017) - A battle that lasted nearly 15 circuits around the Waynesfield Raceway Park high banks, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer held off Pennsylvania Posse invader Danny Dietrich to earn his second victory in five rounds of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, scoring not only a $5,000 top prize, but also solidifying a $500 bonus on behalf of Cometic Gasket.

The victory, a first-ever at Waynesfield Raceway Park during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, raises Shaffer’s career win total to 58 with “America’s Series.” “Double-D” Danny Dietrich held on to finish second at the conclusion of the 35-lap program, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan and Parker Price-Miller.

“I just can’t say enough about this race team. Hats off to all of my guys tonight. They did a great job,” Tim Shaffer explained in victory lane. “I’m surrounded by great people. We are having a lot of fun right now. When we win, it’s even better. This is awesome.”

Tim Shaffer’s campaign at the front of the field commenced on lap 16, finally working around early race leader and Aussie visitor Sammy Walsh. After taking command of the top spot, the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native soon entered traffic, eventually tracked down by Danny Dietrich who worked into second by lap 18. Despite Shaffer’s ability to navigate traffic, Dietrich never lost sight of the Rudzik Excavating/Scoville Designs/VRP Shocks/No. 49X, racing within two to three car lengths even while racing through periods of heavy traffic.

By lap 28, traffic intensified and so did the battle for the lead, as Dietrich made several attempts to work underneath Shaffer through both corners of the speedway. After avoiding chaos while racing three wide with a lapped car, Shaffer and Dietrich ended up making contact at the exit of turn four, ultimately ending all of Dietrich’s momentum. Shaffer’s lead quickly opened back up, crossing under the final checkers nearly two seconds ahead of Dietrich.

“I just had to sit up in the seat,” Tim Shaffer said. “The ledge on the race track was really tricky tonight and we had a really tight race car on top of that. We had that delay for the lighting issues, so we used that to talk about how we could make the car better. Cody (Jacobs) made some changes and it felt a lot better. At the end of the day, I got lucky.”

For Danny Dietrich, the runner-up finish increases his top-five streak to two during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, all beginning with a fifth place performance on Tuesday evening at Sharon Speedway.

“The car was really fast tonight,” Danny Dietrich stated, pilot of the Tom Buch-owned/Apex Structures/DKW Transport/Sweeney Cars/Racer’s New & Used Parts Warehouse/No. 13D. “I need to thank everyone who has been helping us out all week, especially Tom (Buch) for giving me this opportunity to race. We were good. I was trying to run on the curb and sail it through one and two pretty good. I thought I was going to clear (Tim Shaffer), but I didn’t quite get him. I really didn’t expect him to work back around me and that lapped car, but that is what makes Tim such a good racer; he’s clean and he’s fast.”

For the first time since June 27, 2006, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, this time for round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Thursday evening, June 22. “America’s Series” has contested 12 separate events at Muskingum County Speedway since their first appearance in 1984. Of the 12 contested events, three drivers were victorious on more than one occasion; Kenny Jacobs, Dale Blaney and Kelly Kinser each own two wins.

Muskingum County Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm tomorrow afternoon, June 22. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Muskingum County Speedway live on the Web at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com. In addition, The Cushion will be conducting a live, pay-per-view broadcast via www.thecushion.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Waynesfield Raceway Park -Wednesday, June 21, 2017:
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 10.414 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brandon Matus - 10.507 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chris Andrews
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Parker Price-Miller
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cole Duncan
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Caleb Helms
JE Pistons Dash #1: Sammy Walsh
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jared Horstman
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+14)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Stuart Brubaker (16th)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 10.47; 2. 13-Brandon Matus, 10.507; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 10.538; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 10.565; 5. 17H-Jared Horstman, 10.659; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 10.676; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 10.792; 8. 12-Daniel Harding, 10.879; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 10.951; 10. 7K-Cale Conley, 10.991; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 11.738

Group (B)
1. 70-Tanner Thorson, 10.553; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 10.559; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 10.635; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker, 10.748; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 10.796; 6. 59-Ryan Smith, 10.889; 7. 91-Cale Thomas, 10.892; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 10.939; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 11.007; 10. 51-John Garvin, 11.132; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 11.514

Group ( C )
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 10.592; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 10.724; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 10.744; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 10.775; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 10.776; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 10.987; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 11.111; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.175; 9. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 11.246; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 11.43; 11. 4B-Steve Butler, 11.545

Group (D)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer, 10.847; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 10.904; 3. O7-Jacob Wilson, 10.996; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.006; 5. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 11.017; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 11.133; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 11.145; 8. 97-Broc Martin, 11.18; 9. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.184; 10. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.291

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 3. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 5. 12-Daniel Harding [8]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 11. 17H-Jared Horstman [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson [4]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 7. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [11]; 11. 16M-Danny Mumaw [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 92A-Sammy Walsh [5]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. O7-Jacob Wilson [2]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 7. 97-Broc Martin [8]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 9. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 92A-Sammy Walsh [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [4]; 4. 4B-Steve Butler [8]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 8. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 9. 16M-Danny Mumaw [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17H-Jared Horstman [2]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [11]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [16]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [13]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [12]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [15]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 14. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]; 15. 51-John Garvin [14]; 16. 45-Trevor Baker [9]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [20]; 7. 99-Brady Bacon [11]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [17]; 9. 92A-Sammy Walsh [1]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 13. 91-Cale Thomas [24]; 14. 17H-Jared Horstman [21]; 15. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 16. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 17. 33M-Max Stambaugh [23]; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker [15]; 19. 12-Daniel Harding [18]; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 21. O7-Jacob Wilson [16]; 22. 59-Ryan Smith [25]; 23. 49-Shawn Dancer [22]; 24. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 25. 13-Brandon Matus [26]; 26. 70-Tanner Thorson [5] Lap Leaders: Sammy Walsh [1-15]; Tim Shaffer [16-35]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 21):
1. Tim Shaffer - 650
2. Chad Kemenah - 646
3. Carson Macedo - 640
4. Cole Duncan - 626
5. Ryan Smith - 602
6. Parker Price-Miller - 584
7. Caleb Helms - 552
8. Andrew Palker - 548
9. Lee Jacobs - 546
10. Cale Conley - 526

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket:
Tim Shaffer - 2 - Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park [+500]
Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway [+$500]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 21, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 2858
2. Ryan Smith - 2604
3. Caleb Armstrong - 2570
4. Caleb Helms - 2534
5. Max Stambaugh - 2370
6. T.J. Michael - 2240
7. Brandon Spithaler - 2099
8. Tim Shaffer - 2098
9. Brandon Matus - 2062
10. Tyler Esh - 2023

 

 

Kyle Larson leads California podium sweep at Sharon Speedway; second consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory

HARTFORD, OH (June 20, 2017) - Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson picked up right where he left off on Monday evening, this time scoring a second consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket main event victory during competition at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, ultimately holding off a pair of California natives for a $5,000 top prize.

Larson, who started sixth on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature grid, wasted no time working his way to the front of the feature field. The pilot of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/No. 57 moved around early leader Rico Abreu on lap four, eventually withstanding multiple waves of traffic, as well as mid-race and late race charges from Abreu and Carson Macedo. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was the sixth of Larson’s career with all six occurring during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“It’s really cool to win this race a year after Bryan Clauson won this race. The Clauson family means a lot to me,” Kyle Larson explained. “Paul Silva really made some big improvements tonight. He tried some things in the dash, but we were really slow. He made some more changes and they really worked out. Hats off to Paul. He’s the smartest guy in the pit area.”

Kyle Larson was in charge, but the battle for second and third may have attracted just as much attention. Rico Abreu and Carson Macedo battled for nearly half of the entire 30-lap distance, exchanging positions and sliders on multiple occasions. Despite lap after lap of position swapping and slide job attempts, Macedo did not officially overtake Abreu for the runner-up position until lap 23.

“I had a lot of fun here tonight,” Macedo said, pilot of the Lucas Oil/Weld Wheels/Gaerte Engines by Topp Performance Race Parts/No. 3G. “This ended up being such an awesome race track. If you would have told me it was going to be that good at the beginning of the night, I would have never believed it. This team gave me a great car. Kyle Larson is the best right now. To run second to him, we’ll take that and move forward. I’m pretty happy. Everything is going pretty well for this team.”

A caution on lap 22 was the only pause during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek program. Despite the sudden stop in momentum, Larson used the restart to his advantage and instantly opened his lead to over two seconds. One last surge by Macedo with a few circuits remaining closed the gap, but Larson still crossed under the final checkers 1.25 seconds ahead of the running order.

“This dirt was great, too,” Larson explained. “You could run from the inside tires to the outside wall. I actually looked up at the scoreboard at one point and noticed that Macedo got around Abreu, so I knew he had to be pretty good because I saw Abreu’s nose a few times racing below me. I thought I was running a pretty good line which was going to make it hard for Macedo to pass me. I have no idea where he was running, whether it was on the top or bottom. Regardless, it’s pretty cool to have a California podium sweep here.”

Negating a prior statement, when the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return to Sharon Speedway on July 8 for the annual Lou Blaney Memorial, race teams will compete for a $5,000 top prize, not the recently stated $10,000.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue on Wednesday evening, June 21, with a visit to the Waynesfield Raceway Park near Waynesfield, Ohio. An event originally scheduled for Sunday, June 18, the fifth round of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will feature the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the tenth time in Waynesfield Raceway Park history, most recently during the 2016 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek when Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned the $5,000 share.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:00pm tomorrow afternoon, June 21, with main gates to follow at 5:00pm. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will begin with hot laps at 6:00pm, followed by racing at 7:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend should tune-in live on www.thecushion.com. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase which will include the entire evening program.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Tuesday, June 20, 2017:
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 13.931 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 15.496 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Rico Abreu
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Kyle Larson
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Carson Macedo
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Roger Campbell
JE Pistons Dash #1: Rico Abreu
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dave Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Rico Abreu (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+9)
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: Andrew Palker
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 15.376; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.496; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.532; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.539; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.667; 6. 23-DJ Foos, 15.879; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.927; 8. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 16.053; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson, 16.102; 10. 23P-Darren Pifer, 16.23; 11. 71m-Dave Blaney, 16.275; 12. 8-Dean Jacobs, 16.659

Group (B)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.618; 2. 4-Danny Smith, 15.657; 3. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.687; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.764; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.866; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich, 15.894; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.947; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 16.037; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.34; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.487; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 16.769; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell, 16.918

Group ( C )
1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.907; 2. 45-Trevor Baker, 16.001; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 16.213; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 16.297; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 16.359; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 16.526; 7. 51-John Garvin, 16.823; 8. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.973; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.114; 10. 4W-Eric Williams, 17.162; 11. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 17.326; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 17.652

Group (D)
1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 16.064; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.346; 3. 4N-Jim Morris, 16.6; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 16.68; 5. 33-Brent Matus, 16.684; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger, 16.709; 7. 12-Daniel Harding, 17.221; 8. 46-Michael Bauer, 17.322; 9. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 17.332; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.415; 11. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.464; 12. 4B-Steve Butler, 17.614

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 23-DJ Foos [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [11]; 7. 8-Dean Jacobs [12]; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [7]; 9. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 11. 23P-Darren Pifer [10]; 12. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 4-Danny Smith [3]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [12]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 12. 16-Danny Mumaw [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 5. 51-John Garvin [7]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 7. 2-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 9. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [11]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 11. 4W-Eric Williams [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 4. 4N-Jim Morris [2]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [9]; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger [6]; 8. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 9. 12-Daniel Harding [7]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [11]; 11. 4B-Steve Butler [12]; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 4-Danny Smith [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9C-Roger Campbell [1]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 4. 12-Daniel Harding [5]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [11]; 10. 4W-Eric Williams [4]; 11. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71M-Dave Blaney [9]; 2. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 5. 23P-Darren Pifer [8]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [11]; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson [7]; 9. 8-Dean Jacobs [14]; 10. O8-Dan Kuriger [15]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [18]; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell [17]; 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 14. 9-Ryan Linder [16]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [12]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 17. 16-Danny Mumaw [2]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich [8]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 9. 4-Danny Smith [4]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 11. 71M-Dave Blaney [21]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [23]; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker [16]; 16. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [22]; 17. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 18. 7K-Cale Conley [18]; 19. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [24]; 20. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 21. 4N-Jim Morris [17]; 22. 33-Brent Matus [19]; 23. 45-Trevor Baker [12]; 24. 51-John Garvin [20]; 25. 5T-Travis Philo [13]; 26. 9-Ryan Linder [25] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu [1-3]; Kyle Larson [4-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 20):
1. Chad Kemenah - 502
2. Carson Macedo - 502
3. Tim Shaffer - 500
4. Ryan Smith - 496
5. Rico Abreu - 494
6. Cole Duncan - 484
7. Caleb Helms - 462
8. Parker Price-Miller - 444
9. Cale Conley - 436
10. Andrew Palker - 434

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket:
Tim Shaffer - 1 - Eldora Speedway
Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway [+$500]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 20, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 2714
2. Ryan Smith - 2498
3. Caleb Helms - 2444
4. Caleb Armstrong - 2442
5. Max Stambaugh - 2254
6. T.J. Michael - 2150
7. Brandon Spithaler - 1973
8. Brandon Matus - 1960
9. Tim Shaffer - 1948
10. Tyler Esh - 1921

 

 

Kyle Larson climbs from eighth to win Ohio Sprint Speedweek round three at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, OH (June 20, 2017) - Less than a week after earning his first World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series victory of the 2017 season, and just 24 hours after earning his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the 2017 season, Kyle Larson was victorious with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time claiming round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Monday, June 19, at Wayne County Speedway.

Larson, who started eighth on the main event grid, took command officially on lap 13 over Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley. It was a fifth career victory for Larson during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, his second at Wayne County Speedway. Interestingly enough, all five Arctic Cat All Star victories during Larson’s career have taken shape during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“I was a little nervous during our dash tonight, but we were able to gain a few positions and increase our starting position by a few rows,” Larson explained in victory lane, pilot of the Finley Farms/Howard Johnson of Lima/No. 57. “I just tried to be patient the whole race. I knew we had a really good car.”

Larson’s march to the front started right from the drop of the green flag, appearing inside the top-five as early as lap six. A series of cautions, one for early race leader Brad Haudenschild, kept the feature field stacked together on three separate occasions during the first six circuits.

Unfortunately for all of those in attendance, one pause in action was caused by a power outage. The track lighting would soon reappear.

By lap nine, Larson moved his way into third, eventually setting up a pass to take second on lap 11, soon followed by the winning move on lap 13; driving under Cale Conley at the entrance of turn three and having full command by the exit of turn four. From that point forward, Larson was flawless, even surviving one final caution with less than two circuits remaining. Tim Shaffer and Caleb Helms, who were each battling for second and third in the running order, made contact just before the flagstand on lap 29. Their misfortune allowed Kasey Kahne and Chad Kemenah to solidify themselves on the podium.

“I got to traffic and I started to worry a little bit,” Kyle Larson explained. “I thought I saw the guys racing behind me creep up on my inside a little bit. I saw a ‘4’ and ‘10’ on the scoreboard and I thought Kasey [Kahne] and Chad [Kemenah] both started pretty far back, so I knew they had to be pretty good. Luckily, we hung on those last few laps and got the win.”

With two, full nights in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket competition on Tuesday evening with an appearance at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. It will be the first of two visits by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at the state-of-the-art venue, with the second awarding $10,000 on Saturday, July 8, during the annual Lou Blaney Memorial.

Sharon Speedway will open pit gates at 4:00pm tomorrow - Tuesday, June 20 - with hot laps to follow at 6:20pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com. Those who cannot attend will have the opportunity to watch online via www.thecushion.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Monday, June 19, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 57 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 14.335 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 14.096 seconds (Under Track Record) Ford Performance Heat #1: Kyle Larson All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rob Chaney Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Brad Haudenschild Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Cale Conley Computer Man D-Main: Steve Butler Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Jordan Harble JE Pistons Dash #1: Brad Haudenschild Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Conley Classic Ink USA B-Main: Andrew Palker Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cole Duncan (+15) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Rob Chaney Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Broc Martin 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)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.823; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.047; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.096; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 14.144; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.186; 6. 8-Dean Jacobs, 14.276; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.414; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 14.473; 9. 39-Spencer Bayston, 14.567; 10. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 14.815; 11. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.11; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 15.686

Group (B) 1. 97-Broc Martin, 14.289; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.333; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.385; 4. 12-Daniel Harding, 14.442; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.541; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.619; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.639; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw, 14.823; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble, 14.826; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.897; 11. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.02; 12. 51-John Garvin, 15.324

Group ( C ) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.119; 2. 4T-Kasey Kahne, 14.506; 3. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.52; 4. 83-Rob Chaney, 14.521; 5. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.533; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.538; 7. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 14.565; 8. 5-Jordan Harble, 14.642; 9. 4-Danny Smith, 14.856; 10. 4B-Steve Butler, 15.215; 11. 1B-Aaron Middaugh, 15.789

Group (D) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.494; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.691; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.699; 4. 23-DJ Foos, 14.787; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 14.799; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich, 14.86; 7. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.935; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.012; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson, 15.112; 10. 23P-Nick Patterson, 15.172; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 15.918

Group (E) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.545; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.829; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 15.062; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney, 15.071; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson, 15.129; 6. 91-Cale Thomas, 15.289; 7. D12-Jason Dolick, 15.381; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 15.409; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.466; 10. 4K-Kris Davis, 16.526; 11. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 99

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 7. 8-Dean Jacobs [6]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 9. 46-Michael Bauer [11]; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [8]; 11. 33D-Tyler Dunn [10]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [12]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw [8]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble [9]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [11]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 10. 12-Daniel Harding [1]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 12. 51-John Garvin [12]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 83-Rob Chaney [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 4T-Kasey Kahne [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 7. 13D-Danny Dietrich [7]; 8. 5-Jordan Harble [8]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 10. 1B-Aaron Middaugh [11]; 11. 4-Danny Smith [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [2]; 2. 23-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 11. 23P-Nick Patterson [10]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 2. 71M-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 7J-Joe Swanson [5]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 5. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 6. 4K-Kris Davis [10]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 8. 92A-Sammy Walsh [11]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 83-Rob Chaney [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 71M-Dave Blaney [5]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 4B-Steve Butler [1]; 2. D12-Jason Dolick [4]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [5]; 4. 51-John Garvin [3]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 6. 4K-Kris Davis [9]; 7. 1B-Aaron Middaugh [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [6]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 10. 92A-Sammy Walsh [10]; 11. 5T-Travis Philo [11]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 5-Jordan Harble [1]; 2. 33D-Tyler Dunn [2]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 6. 4B-Steve Butler [13]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [10]; 8. 23P-Nick Patterson [12]; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson [11]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 11. D12-Jason Dolick [14]; 12. 4-Danny Smith [4]; 13. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 14. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [8]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 6. 13D-Danny Dietrich [10]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [14]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [2]; 9. 33D-Tyler Dunn [16]; 10. 12-Daniel Harding [4]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [5]; 12. 5-Jordan Harble [15]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 14. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 15. 39-Spencer Bayston [11]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [8]; 2. 4T-Kasey Kahne [13]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [16]; 4. 23-DJ Foos [6]; 5. 83-Rob Chaney [9]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [18]; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan [23]; 9. 59-Ryan Smith [24]; 10. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [11]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [26]; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh [25]; 14. 2-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 15. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 17. 16-Danny Mumaw [19]; 18. 24-Rico Abreu [17]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 20. 7J-Joe Swanson [15]; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker [21]; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 23. 13-Brandon Matus [20]; 24. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 25. 71M-Dave Blaney [12]; 26. 8-Dean Jacobs [22] Lap Leaders: Brad Haudenschild [1-3]; Cale Conley [4-12]; Kyle Larson [13-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 19): 1. Chad Kemenah - 372 2. Tim Shaffer - 358 3. Ryan Smith - 358 4. Carson Macedo - 356 5. Parker Price-Miller - 354 6. Rico Abreu - 350 7. Cole Duncan - 348 8. Caleb Helms - 340 9. Tyler Esh - 326 10. Travis Philo - 324

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket: Tim Shaffer - 1 - Eldora Speedway Kyle Larson - 1 - Wayne County Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 19, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2584 2. Ryan Smith - 2360 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2330 4. Caleb Helms - 2322 5. Max Stambaugh - 2128 6. T.J. Michael - 2026 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1883 8. Brandon Matus - 1870 9. Tyler Esh - 1831 10. Tim Shaffer - 1806

 

 

Tim Shaffer conquers Eldora Speedway to officially kick-off Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Speedweek action continues Sunday at Waynesfield Raceway Park

ROSSBURG, OH (June 17, 2017) - Dominating in every way possible on Saturday night at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer launched the 35th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket in incredible fashion; leading all 30 laps around the Eldora Speedway half-mile to score the 57th Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory of his career, also claiming $5,000 in the process.

Shaffer not only conquered Eldora Speedway during main event competition, crossing under the final checkers 4.24 seconds ahead of the field, but the pilot of the Rudzik Excavating/Scoville Designs/VRP Shocks/No. 49X also set the fastest time of the night during qualifying time trials, won his respective heat race, and won his respective dash. Adding to his long list of career accomplishments, the Eldora Speedway victory was a first-ever for the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

“I’ve never won an All Star race [at Eldora Speedway], so this is great,” Tim Shaffer said in victory lane. “I can’t thank this team enough, and for allowing us to put this deal together. My guys worked their butts off tonight. Cody Jacobs does a great job with these race cars. We’ll move ahead and try to do it again tomorrow night.”

After being penalized one row due to being late to the staging area, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu made an impressive charge from 18th on the main event grid to finish second, earning the MSD Hard Charger award for his efforts. A total of three cautions aided Abreu during his way through the feature field, making his first appearance in a podium position on lap 26.

Cale Thomas, who chased Shaffer from the runner-up position for 22 circuits, was struck with mechanical woes on the final circuit, allowing Abreu to cross under the final checkers second in the running order. Travis Philo finished third after starting from the pole position, followed by Parker Price-Miller and Dave Blaney.

“This is the best track in the country,” Rico Abreu said. “The track is better now than it has ever been. It used to be that you had to pump up your balls to come here and run the top, but now you can run all the way across the surface; top, middle, bottom. Obviously, you can come here and pass cars. I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t win this. I made a mistake in my heat race and that put us behind.”

Mother Nature attempted to wash away competition on two separate occasions on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, once just before dash action and once again just before the start of the Classic Ink USA B-main which caused a 44-minute rain delay.

The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket schedule will make the transition from a high-banked half-mile to a high-banked third-mile on Sunday evening, June 18, as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions prepare to invade Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield for round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

Arguably the most exciting oval on the Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign trail, Waynesfield Raceway Park hosted 47 entries during the 2016 visit, a field eventually defeated by Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild’s payday did not come easy, having to withstand constant pressure from NASCAR Cup Series star Kyle Larson and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer to earn the $5,000 winner’s share.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Sunday afternoon, June 18. Main gates will open at 5:00pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm and racing at 7:00pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Waynesfield Raceway Park live on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

Those who cannot attend Waynesfield Raceway Park can watch Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition live online via www.thecushion.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 17, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tony Stewart - 14.042 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 14.466 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dave Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Travis Philo Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Parker Price-Miller JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Andrew Palker Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Rico Abreu (+16 ) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dave Blaney Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cale Thomas (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.466; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.521; 3. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.557; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney, 14.679; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer, 14.942; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.983; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.374; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 15.779; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 15.834; 10. 83-Adam Cruea, 16.824; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 99.99

Group (B) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.944; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.271; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney, 15.312; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.412; 5. 12-Daniel Harding, 15.484; 6. 70-Tanner Thorson, 15.721; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 15.857; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 15.94; 9. 51-John Garvin, 16.078; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 16.097; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester, 18.624

Group ( C ) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.298; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.544; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.844; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.994; 5. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 15.996; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.116; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.19; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.372; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.845; 10. 16-Matt Campbell, 99

Group (D) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.112; 2. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser, 15.336; 3. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 15.43; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 15.6; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.961; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 16; 7. 12n-Cole Duncan, 16.087; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.138; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.272; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 16.714

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 11N-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [5]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [7]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 10. 83-Adam Cruea [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 71M-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 70-Tanner Thorson [6]; 6. 12-Daniel Harding [5]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 10. 51-John Garvin [9]; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [7]; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. A67-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 6. 12N-Cole Duncan [7]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 11N-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 2. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [2]; 3. 12-Daniel Harding [3]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan [12]; 5. O7-Jacob Wilson [10]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh [9]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 10. 39-Spencer Bayston [15]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison [19]; 15. 9C-Roger Campbell [13]; 16. 51-John Garvin [11]; 17. 83-Adam Cruea [18]; 18. 33-Brent Matus [17]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 20. 3FX-Dean Kester [20]; 21. 16-Matt Campbell [21]; 22. 9-Ryan Linder [22]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [18]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 5. 71M-Dave Blaney [10]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 7. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 8. 11N-Dale Blaney [4]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [14]; 10. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 12. A67-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 13. 12N-Cole Duncan [22]; 14. 12-Daniel Harding [23]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 16. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker [21]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 19. 70-Tanner Thorson [16]; 20. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [15]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 23. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [25]; 25. 81-Lee Jacobs [20]; 26. O7-Jacob Wilson [26] Lad Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 17): 1. Tim Shaffer - 240 2. Rico Abreu - 236 3. Travis Philo - 234 4. Parker Price-Miller - 232 5. Chad Kemenah - 228 6. Ryan Smith - 226 7. Dale Blaney - 224 8. Caleb Helms - 220 9. Carson Macedo - 218 10. Cole Duncan - 214

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket: Tim Shaffer - 1 - Eldora Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 17, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2440 2. Ryan Smith - 2228 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2224 4. Caleb Helms - 2202 5. Max Stambaugh - 2004 6. T.J. Michael - 1900 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1793 8. Brandon Matus - 1766 9. Tyler Esh - 1703 10. John Garvin - 1692

 

 

Postponed Attica A-main to award show-up points toward Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship

ATTICA, OH (June 17, 2017) - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have determined that the postponed Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket A-main from Friday, June 16, at Attica (OH) Raceway Park will accumulate show-up points toward the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship, as well as count toward the overall win bonus structure that was established before the beginning of Speedweek. The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the Speedweek finale at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, June 24.

All participants who entered action at Attica Raceway Park on June 16 will acquire 90 show-up points toward the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Points acquired during the postponed A-main, set for September 2, will be applied to the overall Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase once the feature is complete.

The postponed main event, which will be conducted separately during the originally scheduled Dirt Classic Ohio on Saturday, September 2, will only feature the drivers who pre-qualified during completed preliminary events. Drivers that accepted provisional starting positions on July 16 will have an opportunity to negate that decision, but must do so today, Saturday, June 17, and deliver that decision to an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions official. Alternates, based on respective C-main and B-main results, may be given an opportunity to participate during the make-up feature if pre-qualified drivers are not present for the make-up event. Only the drivers present during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park will be eligible to race in the make-up feature.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue later this evening - Saturday, June 17 - with a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Eldora gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00pm on Saturday, June 17. Hot laps will hit the half-mile at 6:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend can watch online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase.

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park postponed until September 2 Ohio Sprint Speedweek continues Saturday at Eldora Speedway

ATTICA, OH (June 16, 2017) - Despite two attempts at outrunning Mother Nature on Friday evening at Attica (OH) Raceway Park, the final portion of opening night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket has been postponed until Saturday, September 2, when the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions return for Attica Ambush/Dirt Classic Ohio weekend. The 40-lap, $5,000-to-win, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-main was the only event remaining on the schedule before Mother Nature interrupted competition for a second time.

Those seeking additional information regarding ticketing and gate times for Attica Ambush/Dirt Classic Ohio weekend should stay tuned online at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will continue on Saturday evening, June 17, with a visit to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Dating back to May 3, 1981, Eldora Speedway has hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on 142 different occasions, the most recent on October 8, 2016.

St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is the most recent to park on Eldora Speedway’s victory lane stage during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, but it was the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild who scored the 2016 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory. It was the 10th Arctic Cat All Star victory of Haudenschild’s career at The World’s Greatest Dirt Track, his second of two Arctic Cat All Star victories in 2016.

Eldora Speedway gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00pm on Saturday, June 17. Hot laps will hit the half-mile at 6:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend can watch online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, June 16, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chris Andrews - 12.298 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 12.342 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Cole Duncan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Lee Jacobs Daido Engine Bearings Heat #5: Chad Kemenah Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Shawn Dancer JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Conley Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Armstrong Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: N/A MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: N/A (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.342; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.393; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.492; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.505; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.594; 6. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.625; 7. 9X-Stuart Brubaker, 12.697; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson, 12.782; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.848; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.965

Group (B) 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.383; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs, 12.581; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.652; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.676; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.961; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.99; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.022; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.076; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.444; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.492

Group ( C ) 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.842; 2. 23-DJ Foos, 12.897; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.043; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.109; 5. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.163; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.37; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.433; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.501; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.901; 10. 51-John Garvin, 13.942

Group (D) 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.895; 2. 11N-Dale Blaney, 12.97; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.033; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.048; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.068; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.267; 7. 97-Broc Martin, 13.31; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.546; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.031; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 99.4

Group (E) 1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.974; 2. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser, 13.027; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.207; 4. 83-Rob Chaney, 13.345; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.504; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.134; 7. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 14.146; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.913; 9. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 99.45

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 8. 12-Daniel Harding [6]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [8]; 10. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [3]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 60-Jody Keegan [5]; 4. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 9. 51-John Garvin [10]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 7. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 83-Rob Chaney [1]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 5. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [7]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 2-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 83-Rob Chaney [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 49-Shawn Dancer [3]; 2. 9-Ryan Linder [2]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger [5]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 6. 92A-Sammy Walsh [10]; 7. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [13]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 10. 51-John Garvin [7]; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 12. O7-Jacob Wilson [9]; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 3. 12-Daniel Harding [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 5. 9X-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 9XX-Paul Nienhiser [11]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [5]; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 12. 16-Chris Andrews [12]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 14. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [16]; 16. 9-Ryan Linder [18]; 17. 7-Shawn Valenti [14]; 18. 97-Broc Martin [15]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 16, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2302 2. Caleb Armstrong - 2122 3. Ryan Smith - 2092 4. Caleb Helms - 2072 5. Max Stambaugh - 1900 6. T.J. Michael - 1810 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1687 8. Brandon Matus - 1676 9. John Garvin - 1602 10. Tyler Esh - 1595

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic was founded in 1989 and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is family owned and operated, offering over 90,000 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 its 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/.

 

 

35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will blast-off June 16 at Attica Raceway Park

The Cushion live streaming, $3,000 point fund and multi-win bonuses each add excitement to nine-day campaign

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 14, 2017) - An open wheel tradition celebrating 35 years in 2017, Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will hit center stage beginning Friday evening, June 16, at Attica Raceway Park, igniting an eight-race/nine-day Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign that will stretch to all four corners of The Buckeye State. “America’s Series” will visit eight different facilities during the 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule, and for the first time in Series history, seven of the eight Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket programs will be broadcast live via internet pay-per-views on www.thecushion.com or www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Returning for a third straight year, Concord, Ohio-based Cometic Gasket, a worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions, will be the official engine gasket of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, as well as the presenting sponsor for the entire eight-race campaign.

“We are proud to associate ourselves with Ohio Sprint Speedweek, as well as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket. “Cometic is rooted in motorsports and we appreciate being a part of such a long-standing tradition. Dirt track racing is the backbone of all things motorsports, as well as a major market for our organization. We hope to see everyone at the track.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will ignite on Friday evening, June 16, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica. The annual Speedweek opener will be followed by appearances at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg on Saturday, June 17; Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield on Sunday, June 18; Wayne County Speedway in Orrville on Monday, June 19; Sharon Speedway in Hartford on Tuesday, June 20; Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville on Thursday, June 22; Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima on Friday, June 23; and Atomic Speedway in Waverly on Saturday, June 24. The only off-day, scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, will be used as a potential rain date for any of the events contested on June 16-20. Each event will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase.

Similar to 2016, points will be tallied over the course of Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the top-ten finishers in the overall standings sharing a portion of a $3,000 point fund. In addition, multiple win bonuses will also be up for grabs on behalf of Cometic Gasket. Teams that accomplish two or more victories during Ohio Sprint Speedweek will be eligible for a bonus equalling at least $500. Two victories will solidify a $500 bonus, and as the win count increases, the bonus total will also increase. Teams that accomplish at least three victories will be awarded an additional bonus of $3,000. An additional $4,000 will be given to any team that can visit victory lane four times over the duration of Speedweek and if any single team can win five races, a $5,000 bonus will be awarded. The total bonus for any one team winning two events: $500; three events: $3,500, four events: $7,500; five events: $12,500.

As previously mentioned, seven of the eight Ohio Sprint Speedweek events will be broadcast live via online pay-per-views. Complete with hot laps, qualifying time trials, heat races, and respective main events, Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs at Attica Raceway Park, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, and Atomic Speedway will each be broadcast via www.thecushion.com. Round two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Eldora Speedway will be broadcast via www.eldoraspeedway.com. Fans seeking additional information pertaining to pricing and available pay-per-view packages should visit The Cushion and Eldora Speedway online.

Chad Kemenah, the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will lead the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket as not only the defending Series champion, but also as the defending Speedweek champion, earning his second in 2016. Kemenah, who owns three victories on the season, sits on top of the current title chase with an impressive 180-point lead; an advantage equalling over one entire program.

Despite Kemenah’s massive advantage, the battle for second through fourth in the Arctic Cat All Star championship remains close with only 50 points separating second year traveler Caleb Armstrong, the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, and Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms. Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year contender Max Stambaugh, recently earning his second top-ten finish of the 2017 season, rounds-out the top-five in the current Arctic Cat All Star championship standings.

“Sprint car racers and fans alike look forward to Speedweek each and every year. It’s grueling. It’s long. It takes a lot of sweat, hard work and dedication, but I’m sure the racers wouldn’t have it any other way,” Tony Stewart said, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “I want to thank all of the tracks and other organizations for helping us put this together, especially Cometic Gasket. The amount of support Ohio Sprint Speedweek attracts is overwhelming. I’m confident this will be around for another 35 years.”

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit each facility live on the Web. Information pertaining to ticket prices, reserved seat information and support divisions can be found online.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Presented by Cometic Gasket:

Day

Date

Tack

Gates

Hot Laps

On The Web

Friday

6/16/17

Attica

5:00PM

6:15PM

http://www.atticaracewaypark.com/

Saturday

6/17/17

Eldora

4:00PM

6:00PM

http://www.eldoraspeedway.com/

Sunday

6/18/17

Waynsfield

5:00PM

6:00PM

http://www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com/

Monday

6/19/17

Wayne Co.

3:00PM

6:10PM

http://www.waynecountyspeedway.com/

Tuesday

6/20/17

Sharon

4:00PM

6:20PM

http://www.sharonspeedway.com/

Wednesday

6/21/17

Rain Date





Thursday

6/22/17

Muskingum

4:00PM

6:30PM

http://www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com/

Friday

6/23/17

Lima

5:00PM

6:30PM

http://www.limaland.com/

Saturday

6/24/17

Atomic

4:00PM

6:00PM

http://www.atomicspeedway.net/

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Previous Champions:
2016 - Chad Kemenah
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.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 14, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 2302
2. Caleb Armstrong - 2122
3. Ryan Smith - 2092
4. Caleb Helms - 2072
5. Max Stambaugh - 1900
6. T.J. Michael - 1810
7. Brandon Spithaler - 1687
8. Brandon Matus - 1676
9. John Garvin - 1602
10. Tyler Esh - 1595

About Cometic Gasket:
Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic was founded in 1989 and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is family owned and operated, offering over 90,000 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 its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Chad Kemenah gets Arctic Cat All Star win number 33 at 34 Raceway

BURLINGTON, IA (June 11, 2017) - Wrapping up a Midwest road trip that resulted in three consecutive podium finishes with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is now a three-time Series winner in 2017, this time holding off charges by the “North Pole Nightmare” Bill Balog and the “Madman” Kerry Madsen to claim $5,000 in Burlington, Iowa.

Raising his career win total to 33 with “America’s Series,” Kemenah led all but four circuits during the 30-lap main event on Sunday evening at 34 Raceway, surrendering the top spot to only Bill Balog before regaining command less than five laps later. Balog held on to finish second, followed by Kerry Madsen, Brian Brown and Paul Nienhiser.

“I have to keep winning if I want to keep my son from catching me,” Chad Kemenah said in victory lane regarding his son’s go-kart career. “He’s going to be coming for my job here pretty soon. But really - I can’t say enough about this team. Things are going really well right now and we are all having fun. I have so many people to thank, my brother included. He does a phenomenal job with this car. It’s just him and I out here this weekend, so we’ll definitely be celebrating the entire way home.”

Despite an opening lap caution that halted the Arctic Cat All Star main event, the result of a multiple car incident in turns one and two, as well as a car getting upside-down in turns three and four, Chad Kemenah would go on to lead the feature field to green from the pole position, wasting no time opening his command to nearly a half-straightaway by lap three. Utilizing the very bottom of the 3/8-mile oval, Kemenah reached the back of the running order by lap six, which in turn allowed Ryan Smith and Kerry Madsen to keep the Hunter Racing/DKW Transport/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/No. 10H in reach.

By lap 15, traffic started to intensify for Kemenah, with most of the field that was racing directly in front of him also working the bottom edge of the speedway. Meanwhile, Bill Balog, who restarted sixth on the feature grid after the opening lap tangle, was beginning to make moves all alone on the topside of the speedway; capturing third on lap 14, second on lap 15, and eventually taking command from Kemenah on lap 20, ending a two-lap, side-by-side battle on laps 18 and 19.

Despite Balog’s impressive march forward on the cushion, his command was short-lived, surrendering the lead back to Chad Kemenah on lap 24. The defending Arctic Cat All Star champion went the remaining distance undisturbed, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of Balog and Kerry Madsen.

“I tried not to screw up, but the bottom was just so good tonight,” Bill Balog explained. “We can’t be disappointed with this one. We’ve been running pretty well. We’ll take this and move forward.”

Kemenah’s weekend podium sweep ignited with a third place performance on Friday evening, June 9, at Lincoln (IL) Speedway, followed by a second consecutive third place performance at Macon (IL) Speedway on June 10. The current Series point leader will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with a 180-point cushion.

“This is a perfect momentum boost for us heading into Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” Chad Kemenah stated. “When you head into Speedweek on a good note, you’re bound to have good things happen to you. We’re all pretty excited to get started.”

Celebrating 35 years in 2017, Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket is next to take center stage on the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail, complete with eight events over a nine day stretch beginning with competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 16. “America’s Series” will visit eight different facilities throughout all four corners of The Buckeye State during the eight-race stretch, each awarding $5,000 top prizes, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. A $3,000 point fund will also be distributed amongst the top-ten finishers in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket standings.

As an added bonus to race fans who can not attend Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, six of the eight events will be broadcast live via www.onthecushion.com beginning Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Ohio Sprint Speedweek should stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com. A full preview will be posted in the coming days.

Contingency Awards/Results: 34 Raceway - Sunday, June 11, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kerry Madsen - 12.922 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Armstrong - 12.792 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tony Stewart Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Lasoski Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Bill Balog JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Ian Madsen Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tayler Malsam Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dominic Scelzi (+5) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Paul Nienhiser Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (13th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.792; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.912; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.996; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.145; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.208; 6. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.253; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.352; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.237; 9. 50P-Harold Pohren, NT

Group (B) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.84; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 12.878; 3. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.96; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.978; 5. 26-Tayler Malsam, 13.021; 6. 82-Cap Henry, 13.071; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 13.228; 8. 12-Daniel Harding, 13.388; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.835

Group ( C ) 1. 41X-Dominic Scelzi, 12.966; 2. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.999; 3. 1M-Danny Lasoski, 13.009; 4. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.294; 5. 15-Bobby Mincer, 13.298; 6. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 13.435; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.573; 8. 44-Chris Martin, 13.662; 9. 51-John Garvin, 22.513

Group (D) 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.061; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.184; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.186; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.206; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 13.275; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.359; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 13.433; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.12

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 82-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 6. 12-Daniel Harding [8]; 7. 26-Tayler Malsam [5]; 8. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [7]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 1M-Danny Lasoski [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [1]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [6]; 6. 15-Bobby Mincer [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [8]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [2]; 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman [7]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 1M-Danny Lasoski [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 26-Tayler Malsam [1]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl [4]; 3. 49-Josh Schneiderman [8]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [3]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [12]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [10]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 11. 51-John Garvin [14]; 12. 15-Bobby Mincer [5]; 13. 12-Daniel Harding [7]; 14. 9C-Roger Campbell [6]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [6]; 6. 1M-Danny Lasoski [10]; 7. 41X-Dominic Scelzi [12]; 8. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [13]; 11. 82-Cap Henry [15]; 12. 3-Tim Kaeding [19]; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]; 16. 2KS-Austin McCarl [22]; 17. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [18]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 20. 26-Tayler Malsam [21]; 21. 25-Jake Blackhurst [20]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 23. 49-Josh Schneiderman [23]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus [16] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-19, 24-30], Bill Balog [20-23]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 11, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2302 2. Caleb Armstrong - 2122 3. Ryan Smith - 2092 4. Caleb Helms - 2072 5. Max Stambaugh - 1900 6. T.J. Michael - 1810 7. Brandon Spithaler - 1687 8. Brandon Matus - 1676 9. John Garvin - 1602 10. Tyler Esh - 1595

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Justin Peck masters mighty Macon Speedway for Arctic Cat All Star victory

MACON, IL (June 10, 2017) - Becoming the eighth different driver to stand in Macon (IL) Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, Justin Peck is now an Arctic Cat All Star winner, ultimately leading 37 of 40 laps to score a first-ever Series victory and the largest payday of his young career. The Monrovia, Indiana, native, who recently graduated from high school, started sixth on the feature grid and was within striking distance of the top spot by lap three. Impressively enough, Peck earned his way into the Arctic Cat All Star main event by winning his respective heat race - without a nose wing.

“Honestly, this is kind of a shock,” Justin Peck said during his victory lane interview, driver of the Duracoat/Axalta Coatings/Pro Shocks/DRC/No. 5X. “I owe this all to my crew; everyone that is involved with this team. This is such an awesome feeling.”

Paul Nienhiser and Chad Kemenah led the 24 feature starters to green on Saturday night at the “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval.” Kemenah jumped to the early advantage, followed to the infield flagstand for the first time by Nienhiser and Justin Peck. Despite getting the early jump, Kemenah’s tenure at the top of the running order was short-lived, soon tracked down by Peck. The 18-year-old worked his way into the runner-up position by lap three, eventually driving around Kemenah with a high side hustle move through turns one and two on the following circuit.

Peck maintained his position at the top of the running order for the remaining 36 laps, surviving a total of eight cautions, two of which resulting in red flag conditions, to claim his $5,000 share.

Nienhiser, who battled inside the top-three during much of the 40-lap program, eventually had the opportunity to use traffic as a pick, soon driving under Chad Kemenah at the entrance of turns three and four to take over the runner-up position on lap 24. It was a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star runner-up finish for the for the Chapin, Illinois, native. Kemenah held on to finish third, followed by Friday night winner Carson Macedo and former NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart.

“You know, I thought we were really good there at the beginning,” Peck explained. “But once the track started to take a little bit of rubber, that’s when I started to get nervous. When you are out in front like that, you obviously can’t tell what is going on behind you. Paul (Nienhiser) showed me his nose there toward the end, so I had to adjust my line a little bit and move down the track. All you can do is try to run in the rubber where you think it’s the best. It all worked out tonight.”

For the first time since 1998, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa; the third and final Midwest event of the weekend for “America’s Series,” as well as the first and only visit to The Hawkeye State in 2017. Holmesville, Ohio’s Kenny Jacobs scored the 34 Raceway victory during the Series’ first visit in 1998, one of 98 total Arctic Cat All Star victories for the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee.

34 Raceway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 11. General admission gates will open to the public at 4:00pm, with racing scheduled to hit the speedway at 7:15pm, sharp. Those seeking additional information pertaining to ticket sales and reserved seating should contact 34 Raceway live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Macon Speedway - Saturday, June 10, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brandon Spithaler - 10.251 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 9.540 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Parker Price-Miller All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Justin Peck Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Max Stambaugh JE Pistons Dash #1: Paul Nienhiser Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jimmy Hurley Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul Nienhiser (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: John Garvin (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 9.54; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 9.632; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 9.843; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 9.869; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 9.883; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 9.8934; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan, 9.973; 8. 88-Terry Babb, 10.054; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 10.058; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 10.386; 11. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn, 10.727

Group (B) 1. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 9.552; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 9.773; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 9.795; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 9.906; 5. 5X-Justin Peck, 9.947; 6. 52F-Logan Faucon, 10.09; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser, 10.11; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 10.152; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 10.267; 10. 51-John Garvin, 10.907

Group ( C ) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 9.65; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 9.893; 3. 47-Jimmy Hurley, 9.9064; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 10.015; 5. 44-AJ Bruns, 10.037; 6. 77U-Chris Urish, 10.094; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 10.162; 8. 12-Daniel Harding, 10.236; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 11.745; 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, 12.071

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 4. 1M-Jim Moughan [7]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 10. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [11]; 11. 88-Terry Babb [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 5. 51-John Garvin [10]; 6. 52F-Logan Faucon [6]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [3]; 8. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 10. 4K-Kody Kinser [7]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 77U-Chris Urish [6]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. 12-Daniel Harding [8]; 7. 44-AJ Bruns [5]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 9. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [10]; 10. 47-Jimmy Hurley [2]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 47-Jimmy Hurley [4]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 88-Terry Babb [6]; 4. 44-AJ Bruns [5]; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser [8]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [13]; 11. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [11]; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]; 13. 9-Ryan Linder [9]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 5X-Justin Peck [4]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [9]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [11]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [14]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [20]; 12. 47-Jimmy Hurley [19]; 13. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 14. 12-Daniel Harding [18]; 15. 44-AJ Bruns [22]; 16. 51-John Garvin [15]; 17. 17-Caleb Helms [16]; 18. 1M-Jim Moughan [13]; 19. 4K-Kody Kinser [23]; 20. 52F-Logan Faucon [17]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 22. 13-Brandon Matus [24]; 23. 77U-Chris Urish [10]; 24. 88-Terry Babb [21]Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-3]; Justin Peck [4-40]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 10, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah -2152 2. Caleb Armstrong - 1998 3. Caleb Helms - 1958 4. Ryan Smith - 1958 5. Max Stambaugh - 1780 6. T.J. Michael - 1698 7. Brandon Matus - 1574 8. Brandon Spithaler - 1565 9. Tim Shaffer - 1538 10. John Garvin - 1512

 

 

Carson Macedo runs away at Lincoln Speedway; earns first-ever Arctic Cat All Star victory by nearly five seconds

LINCOLN, IL (June 9, 2017) - Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo officially etched his name into the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions’ history books on Friday night at Lincoln (IL) Speedway, conquering the non-stop, 35-lap main event by nearly five seconds over Paul Nienhiser and Chad Kemenah, earning $5,000 in the process.

Macedo, who started second on the main event grid aboard the Lucas Oil/Weld Wheels/XYZ Machining/No. 3G, made it look effortless at the Lincoln, Illinois, quarter-mile; driving by pole sitter and current Arctic Cat All Star point leader Chad Kemenah on lap seven, ultimately cruising ahead to put 13 cars at least one lap behind, even maintaining his command during periods of heavy traffic. The Arctic Cat All Star victory was a first-ever for Carson Macedo, becoming just the second winner in Series history at Lincoln Speedway.

“A monkey could have driven this car tonight,” Carson Macedo said in victory lane. “This thing was incredible all night long; absolutely phenomenal to drive. I can’t thank everyone enough who makes this possible for me. To come out here and race with these guys and come out on top says so much. This is awesome.”

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah set the early pace, leading the first six circuits ahead of local favorite Bret Tripplett and former King of the West champion Carson Macedo. Macedo moved into the runner-up position permanently on lap four, transferring his sights to the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H. A two-lap battle with Kemenah soon turned into a takeover attempt for Macedo, eventually driving around the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion on the topside of the speedway.

While Macedo pulled away at the top of the running order, a battle for second would soon commence with Chad Kemenah, Ryan Smith and fourth row starter Paul Nienhiser all involved. By lap 27, Nienhiser solidified himself in the second position, surviving a two-lap, side-by-side battle with Kemenah. By the time the Chapin, Illinois, native started to close the gap on Macedo, time was already out.

“Our goal is to repeat tomorrow night at Macon Speedway,” Macedo explained. “This is a great team; Joe (Gaerte), Tim and Cindy Norman. I can't thank them all enough for this opportunity.”

With race-to-race travel time a mere 45 minutes, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their weekend road trip through the Midwest with a Saturday night visit to the Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois; the self-proclaimed “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval.” Despite its Central Illinois locale, the smallest oval on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule has hosted “America’s Series” on seven separate occasions since 1981, the most recent in 2004. Greg Wilson, a former Arctic Cat All Star Series champion, is the last to visit Macon Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Macon Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 10. General admission gates are scheduled to open to the public at 4:00pm, with racing to hit center stage at 7:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional information, such as reserved seat information and ticket prices, should visit Macon Speedway live on the Web at www.maconracing.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln (IL) Speedway - Friday, June 9, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Caleb Armstrong - 12.145 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brandon Spithaler - 11.447 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Hunter Schuerenberg Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: T.J. Michael JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Parker Price-Miller Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul Nienhiser (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+11) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Daniel Harding (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 22x-Bret Tripplett, 11.797; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.805; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.832; 4. 4K-Kody Kinser, 11.856; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.058; 6. 84-Brandon Hanks, 12.102; 7. 51-John Garvin, 12.349; 8. 47-Jimmy Hurley, 12.386; 9. 10s-Jeremy Standridge, 12.874

Group (B) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 11.531; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.626; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 11.655; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 11.885; 5. 6R-Ryan Bunton, 12.107; 6. 77U-Chris Urish, 12.15; 7. 1M-Jim Moughan, 12.194; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 12.893; 9. 42-Cory Bruns, 13.653

Group ( C ) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.725; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 11.741; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 11.772; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.849; 5. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.101; 6. 9-Ryan Linder, 12.243; 7. 44-AJ Bruns, 12.4; 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, 12.853; 9. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn, 14.026

Group (D) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.447; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.802; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.93; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.945; 5. 29-Joey Moughan, 12.131; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.146; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.278; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 12.425; 9. 23D-Trey Datweiler, 12.872

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 22X-Bret Tripplett [4]; 3. 84-Brandon Hanks [6]; 4. 4K-Kody Kinser [1]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 6. 47-Jimmy Hurley [8]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 9. 10S-Jeremy Standridge [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 25-Jake Blackhurst [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 1M-Jim Moughan [7]; 5. 6R-Ryan Bunton [5]; 6. 42-Cory Bruns [9]; 7. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 12-Daniel Harding [5]; 6. 44-AJ Bruns [7]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [6]; 8. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [8]; 9. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 29-Joey Moughan [5]; 4. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 6. 23D-Trey Datweiler [9]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 22X-Bret Tripplett [1]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 44-AJ Bruns [8]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 6. 47-Jimmy Hurley [7]; 7. 51-John Garvin [6]; 8. 42-Cory Bruns [14]; 9. 23D-Trey Datweiler [11]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 11. 10S-Jeremy Standridge [12]; 12. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn [15]; 13. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker [10]; 14. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 15. 9-Ryan Linder [4]; 16. 77U-Chris Urish [16]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 22X-Bret Tripplett [3]; 7. 84-Brandon Hanks [11]; 8. 25-Jake Blackhurst [8]; 9. 29-Joey Moughan [12]; 10. 2-Parker Price-Miller [21]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 12. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [17]; 15. 1M-Jim Moughan [16]; 16. 12-Daniel Harding [19]; 17. 4K-Kody Kinser [14]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 19. 13-Brandon Matus [15]; 20. 6R-Ryan Bunton [20]; 21. 95-Hunter Mackison [22]; 22. 44-AJ Bruns [24]; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler [23]; 24. 35-Tyler Esh [18]; 25. 1080-Jordan Mackison [25] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-6]; Carson Macedo [7-35]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 9, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 2008 2. Caleb Armstrong - 1860 3. Caleb Helms - 1842 4. Ryan Smith - 1830 5. Max Stambaugh - 1648 6. T.J. Michael - 1564 7. Tim Shaffer - 1538 8. Brandon Matus - 1468 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1435 10. Brent Matus - 1394

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Headin’ West; Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Illinois and Iowa during three-race road trip

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 7, 2017) - With the first of two Western Pennsylvania swings complete, registering starts at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on June 2-3, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will turn their attention back to the Central Time Zone, this time ready to take part in a trio of programs in areas of central Illinois and eastern Iowa for the first and only time in 2017.

“America’s Series” will visit three different facilities during the trek west, two in the Land of Lincoln and one just across the Mississippi River in eastern Iowa, all of which awarding $5,000 top prizes. The weekend will ignite officially on Friday evening, June 9, with a visit to the Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Illinois; only the second visit in Arctic Cat All Star history.

The weekend will continue a mere 45 miles southeast in Macon, Illinois, where the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 10. The “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval,” undoubtedly the smallest oval on the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star schedule, will host the Arctic Cat All Stars for the eighth time in Series history, but only the first time since 2004. Former two-time Series champion Greg Wilson is the latest to visit Macon Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition.

In addition, Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will also be in action during competition at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway.

“We cannot wait for this weekend to arrive,” Adam Mackey explained, Track Enterprises Operations Manager at Lincoln and Macon. “This is the biggest back-to-back weekend we’ve ever had at Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions put on a great show last year at Lincoln. When you throw Macon in the mix for a doubleheader weekend, as well as have Tony Stewart racing a sprint car on both nights, what more could you ask for?”

After action on Saturday evening is complete, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will make the near-three hour trip from the smallest oval on the circuit, to the oval furthest west on the 2017 Series map.

34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will host the Arctic Cat All Stars on Sunday evening, June 11, to cap off the three-race escapade through the Midwest; only the second Arctic Cat All Star visit in Series history, and a first in nearly 20 years. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Jacobs was the first and only Arctic Cat All Star winner at 34 Raceway, taking high honors on May 31, 1998.

Now a two-time Series winner in 2017, Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions charge westbound, holding down the top spot in the current Series championship chase. The Alvada, Ohio, native wrapped up the most recent weekend of competition with two podium finishes, one of which resulting in a victory at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, June 3.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will enter the weekend second in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions standings, qualifying for all 15 contested main events, earning eight top-ten finishes in the process. Armstrong trails Kemenah by 126 points, but maintains a 22-point lead over Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms. Like Armstrong, Helms has qualified for all 15 contested programs, earning five top-ten finishes.

Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, a part-time traveler with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, currently round out the top-five in the championship standings. Smith, in the midst of his second, full-year on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, but his first since 2015, highlights his season thus far with four top-five finishes, most recently finishing fifth at Mercer Raceway Park.

Lincoln Speedway and Macon Speedway will each open pit gates at 3:00pm on Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, respectively. General admission gates will swing open at 4:00pm, with racing to hit center stage at 7. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com and www.maconracing.com.

34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Sunday, June 11. General admission gates will open officially at 4:00pm, followed by racing at promptly 7:15pm. Fans should visit www.34raceway.com to learn more.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 7, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1864 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1738 3. Caleb Helms: 1716 4. Ryan Smith: 1690 5. Tim Shaffer: 1538 6. Max Stambaugh: 1524 7. T.J. Michael: 1450 8. Brandon Matus: 1356 9. Brandon Spithaler: 1331 10. Brent Matus: 1304

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Chad Kemenah concludes Arctic Cat All Star visit to Western Pennsylvania with victory at Mercer Raceway Park

MERCER, PA (June 3, 2017) - Using a late caution to his advantage to outrun Indiana native Parker Price-Miller, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah drove on to score his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory of the 2017 season, this time earning $5,000 at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. For Kemenah, who led 29 of the 30 circuits at the Mercer County short track, it was his 32nd appearance in Arctic Cat All Star victory lane; his second at Mercer Raceway Park during the last two seasons.

“This was an important win for us tonight,” Chad Kemenah explained. “Hopefully we can use this to our advantage and continue to build some positive momentum. I’m proud of everyone on this team. My brother busts his butt and always gives me a great car. Rob Hunter provides us with the best equipment to make all of this possible. We’ll move on and try to do it again next weekend.”

Chad Kemenah, who started from the outside-pole position, took command at the drop of the initial green flag with Parker Price-Miller and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer in tow. The defending Arctic Cat All Star champion maintained the top spot for the first 17 circuits, surviving one restart after a caution on lap seven, as well as periods of heavy traffic and tight racing just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program.

Kemenah’s first and only challenge for the top spot occurred on lap 18 when Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller pressured the driver of the familiar Hunter Racing entry, eventually driving around Kemenah through turns three and four to officially lead the 18th circuit. Price-Miller’s campaign at the front of the field was short lived, driving off of the edge of the backstretch which allowed Kemenah to drive underneath the recent World of Outlaws winner to regain command on lap 19.

“I kinda got a little too high coming off of [ turn two] and drove off of the edge,” Parker Price-Miller explained. “I’m a little disappointed, but I’m still proud of what we accomplished. All in all, it was a great weekend for us. We’re going to keep plugging away and work to get one of these All Star wins soon.”

One final caution on lap 23 halted the feature field, once again giving Kemenah an open track to navigate. Despite one final surge by Parker Price-Miller during the final two circuits as the front-runners reached traffic, Kemenah held on strong, crossing under the final checkers nearly eight car lengths ahead of the field. Price-Miller held on to finish second, followed by Tim Shaffer, Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Ryan Smith.

“I felt pretty confident that we would get Parker [Price-Miller] back after he got around us,” Kemenah explained. “It worked out for the best.”

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the 2017 season on Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, with three events in three days throughout areas of Illinois and Iowa. “America’s Series” will ignite their Midwest road trip with a second-ever visit to the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, on Friday, June 9.

Less than an hour down the highway, Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time since 2004 on Saturday evening, June 10. The “World’s Fastest 1/5-Mile Clay Oval” has hosted the Arctic Cat All Stars on seven separate occasions since the Series first visited Macon, Illinois, on June 3, 1981.

The Arctic Cat All Stars will conclude their swing through the Midwest on Sunday, June 11, with a visit to “God’s Country,” attempting to tame 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, for only the second time in Series history. National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Jacobs is the first and only Arctic Cat All Star winner at 34 Raceway, taking the checkers on May 31, 1998.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the upcoming visits to Lincoln Speedway, Macon Speedway and 34 Raceway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, www.maconracing.com and www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Mercer Raceway Park - Saturday, June 3, 2017: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brandon Spithaler - 13.955 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 14.158 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Barger All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: George Hobaugh JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Chad Kemenah Classic Ink USA B-Main: T.J. Michael Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+13) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.232; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.542; 3. 5-Justin Barger, 14.566; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.724; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.757; 6. 2F-AJ Flick, 14.779; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 14.973; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.088; 9. 2R-Mike Lutz, 99.1

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.158; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 14.225; 3. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.402; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.511; 5. 27-Vincent Dougherty, 14.69; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.755; 7. 51-John Garvin, 15.054; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.121; 9. 76-David Jones, 15.574

Group ( C ) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.543; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.817; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs, 14.916; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.929; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14.965; 6. 9-Ryan Linder, 15.017; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard, 15.37; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 15.668

Group (D) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.18; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.419; 3. 59-Ryan Smith, 14.671; 4. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.731; 5. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.753; 6. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.771; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 14.95; 8. 2S-Francis Sesco, 15.869

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5-Justin Barger [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 3. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 6. 2F-AJ Flick [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 9. 2R-Mike Lutz [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [2]; 5. 51-John Garvin [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 8. 27-Vincent Dougherty [5]; 9. 76-David Jones [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [3]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 6. 9-Ryan Linder [6]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [5]; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 8. 2S-Francis Sesco [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 5-Justin Barger [2]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 2. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 4. 2F-AJ Flick [4]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [7]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 8. 76-David Jones [11]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [12]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [6]; 12. 27-Vincent Dougherty [1]; 13. 2S-Francis Sesco [13]; 14. 2R-Mike Lutz [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [7]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [10]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [4]; 7. 8-Dean Jacobs [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 10. D4-Danny Holtgraver [22]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]; 13. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 14. 46-Michael Bauer [16]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 16. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [20]; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison [17]; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 20. 49H-Bradley Howard [25]; 21. O8-Dan Kuriger [13]; 22. 7K-Dan Shetler [18]; 23. 2F-AJ Flick [23]; 24. 13-Brandon Matus [21]; 25. 51-John Garvin [19] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah [1-17, 19-30], Parker Price-Miller [2]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 3, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1864 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1738 3. Caleb Helms: 1716 4. Ryan Smith: 1690 5. Tim Shaffer: 1538 6. Max Stambaugh: 1524 7. T.J. Michael: 1450 8. Brandon Matus: 1356 9. Brandon Spithaler: 1331 10. Brent Matus: 1304

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Logan Wagner holds off Danny Holtgraver for first-ever Arctic Cat All Star win at Lernerville Speedway

SARVER, PA (June 2, 2017) - For the first time in his young career, Logan Wagner is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time holding off a former Lernerville Speedway track champion, as well as the defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, for a $5,000 top prize. The Harrisonville, Pennsylvania, native started from the pole position and led all 30 circuits on Friday evening, June 2, at Lernerville Speedway, crossing under the final checkers nearly three seconds ahead of the competition. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver crossed under the flagstand behind Wagner, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer.

“I can’t even put tonight into words,” Logan Wagner explained in Lernerville Speedway victory lane. “I gotta thank everyone that helps me out. My dad, especially, who does so much for me and my career. I didn’t think I was really that good tonight, but I was good enough to win and that is all that matters. This is amazing.”

Wagner took command at the drop of the initial green flag and immediately opened his advantage, stretching his lead to nearly two seconds by lap 10, ultimately pushing that margin to nearly three seconds during other segments of the main event.

A total of four cautions, three during the first 11 circuits, halted feature competition during the 30-lapper, and despite all four creating the potential for a takeover attempt, the clean air and open race track proved to be nothing more than an advantage for Logan Wagner. Even when traffic came into play during the midpoint of the main event, as well as during the last six circuits, Wagner’s preferred line around the thin, top edge of the speedway allowed for the most momentum.

“I just knew I had to run [turn one] the best that I could without getting up over the edge,” Wagner said in victory lane. “I know I went over the backstretch three or four times tonight. I was really tight through turns three and four, so I had to muscle my way around there. But I was able to really capitalize in turns one and two.”

Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Smith, Chad Kemenah and Cole Duncan each made their presence known with heated battles for the remaining positions inside the top-five. Holtgraver, the main event’s seventh starter who was making his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearance of the season, solidified the runner-up position on lap 21, ending a near-ten lap battle with Hunter Racing's Chad Kemenah.

“It feels good to be back in a sprint car,” Danny Holtgraver explained. “We haven’t raced that much this year, but when we do plan to race, we plan to have fun and work for results like this. Tonight was a lot of fun.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their short swing through Western Pennsylvania with a visit to Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday evening, June 3; the first and only appearance of the 2017 season, as well as the first visit in nearly two years.

“America's Series” last visited the Mercer County short track on July 4, 2015. The holiday program was the third of three appearances at the speedway that season, two of which during Independence Day weekend. The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith was the main event winner on July 4, with former Knoxville Nationals main event starter Lee Jacobs taking the checkers one night prior on Friday, July 3.

Mercer Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 3. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm with hot laps to follow at 6:30pm, sharp. Fans and race teams should be reminded that camping is available at no cost. Those who would like to learn more should visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the Web at www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lernerville Speedway - Friday, June 2: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 13.262 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 13.022 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Parker Price-Miller All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: AJ Flick Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Armstrong Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Dean Jacobs Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Jack Sodeman, Jr. JE Pistons Dash #1: Logan Wagner Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Ryan Smith Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dan Shetler Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tim Shaffer (+7) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Tim Shaffer Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.022; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.0744; 3. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.231; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.237; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.334; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.485; 7. 51-John Garvin, 13.637; 8. 55W-Michael Wagner, 13.675; 9. 5-Justin Barger, 13.79; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.004; 11. 91S-Sadie Siegal, 15.292

Group (B) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.252; 2. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.344; 3. 2F-AJ Flick, 13.54; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw, 13.541; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.852; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 13.908; 7. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.066; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell, 14.386; 9. 29-Scott Barris, 99.1; 10. C1-Clay Riney, 99.2; 11. 27-Vincent Dougherty, 99.99

Group © 1. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.084; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.354; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.528; 4. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.694; 5. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.728; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.022; 7. 4X-Rod George, 14.633; 8. 4K-William Kiley, 15.332; 9. 76-David Jones, 48.195; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 99.4

Group (D) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.074; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.12; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.232; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs, 13.345; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.674; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.745; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.795; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.362; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 16.318; 10. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 99.5

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [2]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]; 8. 5-Justin Barger [9]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 10. 55W-Michael Wagner [8]; 11. 91S-Sadie Siegal [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2F-AJ Flick [2]; 2. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 16-Danny Mumaw [1]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 6. 23-Darren Pifer [7]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [10]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 9. 29-Scott Barris [9]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 7W-Logan Wagner [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 7. 76-David Jones [9]; 8. 4K-William Kiley [8]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 8-Dean Jacobs [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [6]; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [10]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 7W-Logan Wagner [2]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 8-Dean Jacobs [4]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [5]; 5. 2F-AJ Flick [2]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 2. 9-Ryan Linder [5]; 3. 76-David Jones [6]; 4. C1-Clay Riney [8]; 5. 4X-Rod George [2]; 6. 29-Scott Barris [7]; 7. 4K-William Kiley [4]; 8. 91S-Sadie Siegal [3]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [13]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [2]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 7. 55W-Michael Wagner [4]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 9. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [14]; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 12. 51-John Garvin [3]; 13. 23-Darren Pifer [11]; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 7W-Logan Wagner [1]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [7]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [6]; 7. 2F-AJ Flick [10]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [15]; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 11. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 12. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 13. O8-Dan Kuriger [22]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 16. 13-Brandon Matus [19]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler [21]; 19. 16-Danny Mumaw [14]; 20. 33-Brent Matus [25]; 21. 51-John Garvin [27]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [24]; 23. 40-George Hobaugh [16]; 24. 91-Anthony Fiore [20]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 26. 46-Michael Bauer [26]; 27. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [23] Lap Leaders: Logan Wagner [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 2, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1714 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1606 3. Caleb Helms: 1592 4. Ryan Smith: 1550 5. Max Stambaugh: 1398 6. Tim Shaffer: 1394 7. T.J. Michael: 1334 8. Brandon Matus: 1254 9. Brent Matus: 1214 10. Brandon Spithaler: 1203

 

 

Mansfield Motor Speedway will host double Arctic Cat All Star features on October 13 including postponed A-main from May 28

MANSFIELD, OH (June 1, 2017) - With Mansfield Motor Speedway’s inaugural Memorial Classic featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions washed away just before A-main competition could take to the racing surface, Arctic Cat All Star and Mansfield Motor Speedway officials were forced to delay the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win program. After much consideration, officials associated with both parties decided to postpone the main event until Friday, October 13; the night before the Arctic Cat All Star season finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

In addition to the make-up feature, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will take part in a second, complete program on October 13, also awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. The second Arctic Cat All Star program, complete with qualifying time trials, heat races and respective mains, will be open to all competitors, but only the 24 drivers qualified for the postponed main event will have the opportunity to participate in the make-up feature. Alternates may be eligible, which will be based upon the B-main finishing order from May 28, but only if one or more of the 24 starters are not present.

“I want to thank the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for working so well with us in finding a suitable rain date,” Cody Sommer explained, Mansfield Motor Speedway promoter. “Although most of the event on May 28 was complete, we felt it would be best for fans to return to Mansfield and see an entire show, as well as the make-up feature. To have the Series back during their final weekend of competition, and to have the opportunity to showcase two features on the same evening, is very exciting for everyone involved. This doubleheader will kick-off a major weekend of racing in Ohio.”

With a second, full program now on tap, fans will have to purchase a new ticket to gain access on October 13, but will be eligible for a discount if a ticket from May 28 is presented; one discount per ticket. Additional information regarding ticket pricing and reserved seating will be released in the coming weeks via social media and online at www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

With the season finale nearly five months away, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will first turn their attention toward a pair of programs in Western Pennsylvania, visiting Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, respectively. Those who can not attend the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star events in Western Pennsylvania are invited to watch online via Speed Shift TV at www.speedshifttv.com. A live pay-per-view internet broadcast will be conducted and available for purchase starting at $24.95. Those seeking additional information should contact Speed Shift TV by email at help@speedshifttv.com.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-main lineup from May 28: 1. Brad Haudenschild 2. Tim Shaffer 3. Ryan Smith 4. Jac Haudenschild 5. Carson Macedo 6. Caleb Helms 7. Lee Jacobs 8. Brandon Spithaler 9. Sean Zemunik 10. Max Stambaugh 11. DJ Foos 12. Chad Kemenah 13. Kody Kinser 14. Brandon Matus 15. Danny Mumaw 16. Hunter Mackison 17. Jordan Ryan 18. Mitch Harble 19. T.J. Michael 20. Tyler Esh 21. Stuart Brubaker 22. Caleb Armstrong 23. Jordan Mackison 24. John Garvin

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 1, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1570
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1476
3. Caleb Helms: 1470
4. Ryan Smith: 1412
5. Max Stambaugh: 1278
6. Tim Shaffer: 1254
7. T.J. Michael: 1218
8. Brandon Matus: 1136
9. Brent Matus: 1104
10. Brandon Spithaler: 1101

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Back to Pennsylvania for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions
Speed Shift TV to broadcast entire weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 31, 2017) - In hopes of finding a stretch of sunshine long enough to string together an entire weekend, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will travel back to The Keystone State to kick-off the month of June, this time navigating throughout parts of Western Pennsylvania for scheduled appearances at Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, respectively. Each facility was originally scheduled to host the Arctic Cat All Stars in early May, but each denied by inclement weather.

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars will launch the first weekend of June with a Friday night visit to Don Martin’s Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. A facility certainly familiar to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, Lernerville Speedway has hosted “America's Series” on 37 different occasions in nearly 50 years, most recently on May 13, 2016. Current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year contender Sheldon Haudenschild was the victor, holding off Pittsburgh’s Danny Holtgraver and eventual Series champion Chad Kemenah at the final checkers. It was a first-ever Arctic Cat All Star win at Lernerville Speedway for the Wooster, Ohio, native, becoming just the 24th to do so since the Series first visited Sarver in 1970.

Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, has not hosted an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event in nearly two years, with the lone attempt in 2016 washed away by Mother Nature. A total of three events were conducted at the Mercer short track in 2014, followed by three more events in 2015. The most recent, hosted on July 4, 2015, was won by the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith; a Rookie of the Year contender with the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2015 who scaled back to a local schedule in 2016, all before returning to full-time competition in 2017. Like Lernerville Speedway, Saturday’s Arctic Cat All Star visit to Mercer Raceway Park will be a first and only occurrence for the Series this season.

“I think I speak for everyone when I say we are excited to have the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions back in Western Pennsylvania,” said Eric Williams, Mercer Raceway Park promoter. “We had to wait an extra month because of the weather, but we don’t plan to wait any longer. This is a great opportunity for our Western Pennsylvania fans to experience two, great nights of sprint car action right in their own backyard. Hopefully everyone takes advantage of it and enjoys themselves. Mercer Raceway Park is open to free camping the entire weekend and has a car wash right down the street; a perfect combination for racers and fans alike.”

With only one event officially in the books since late April, losing six of the last seven programs on the schedule due to Mother Nature, the championship point chase remains competitive with only 94 markers separating the top-two in the standings, followed by a mere-six point separation between second and third, and a 58-point gap between third and fourth.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, holds the top spot in the current championship chase, earning one victory on the season, as well as eight top-ten finishes in 12 contested events. The 2017 Roy Morral Tribute champion at Bedford (PA) Fairgrounds Speedway leads Caleb Armstrong in the chase for the title, followed by Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith and “Mad Max” Stambaugh. Stambaugh, who has one top-ten finish during Arctic Cat All Star competition in 2017, as well as eight feature starts in 12 attempts, currently leads the Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year standings aboard the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/No. 33M entry.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 5:30pm on Friday afternoon, June 2, followed by a mandatory drivers meeting at 6:30pm and hot laps at 7pm. Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates as early as 3:00pm on Saturday, June 3. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hop laps at 6:30pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Those who can not attend the upcoming Arctic Cat All Star events in Western Pennsylvania are invited to watch online via Speed Shift TV at www.speedshifttv.com. A live pay-per-view internet broadcast will be conducted and available for purchase starting at $24.95. Those seeking additional information should contact Speed Shift TV by email at help@speedshifttv.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (May 31, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1570
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1476
3. Caleb Helms: 1470
4. Ryan Smith: 1412
5. Max Stambaugh: 1278
6. Tim Shaffer: 1254
7. T.J. Michael: 1218
8. Brandon Matus: 1136
9. Brent Matus: 1104
10. Brandon Spithaler: 1101

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Severe weather forces Arctic Cat All Star Memorial Classic at Mansfield Motor Speedway to be postponed; Rain date to be announced in coming days

MANSFIELD, OH (May 28, 2017) - With most of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program in the books at Mansfield Motor Speedway, severe weather intervened and forced Arctic Cat All Star and Mansfield officials to postpone the remaining portions of the Memorial Classic program on Sunday evening, May 28. An official rain date will be announced in the coming days. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com and www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks, for further details.

With Memorial Day weekend in the books, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch gears and direct their focus back toward competition in Western Pennsylvania, this time visiting Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park for a pair of programs on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, respectively. The first of two Western Pennsylvania invasions this season, originally scheduled for May 5-6, was postponed due to wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures.

Although not returning to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to Western Pennsylvania in mid-July, visiting Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Tri-City Raceway Park for the second annual I-79 Summer Shootout on July 21-23.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the upcoming weekend, including special gate times and ticket prices, should visit Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park live at on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com. Free camping is available at Mercer Raceway Park during the entire weekend. Those who would like to learn more should contact the speedway.

Contingency Awards/Results: Mansfield Motor Speedway - Sunday, May 28, 2017: All Star Memorial Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 15.742 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brad Haudenschild - 15.303 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Caleb Helms All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs JE Pistons Dash #1: Brad Haudenschild Classic Ink USA B-Main: T.J. Michael Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: N/A MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: N/A Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: N/A (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying:

Group (A) 1. 59-Ryan Smith, 15.332; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.513; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 15.696; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.04; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 16.1; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.146; 7. 16-Danny Mumaw, 16.259; 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 16.482; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 16.564; 10. 51-John Garvin, 16.767; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 17.227

Group (B) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.303; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.651; 3. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.692; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.808; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser, 16.019; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble, 16.632; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 16.69; 8. 45L-Brian Lay, 16.937; 9. 7-Troy Kingan, 18.014; 10. 7DK-Dylan Kingan, 18.617

Group (C) 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild, 15.837; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.92; 3. 23-DJ Foos, 15.935; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 15.953; 5. 13-Brandon Matus, 16.181; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 16.208; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.285; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.388; 9. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 16.709; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.034

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw [7]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 10. 51-John Garvin [10]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [2]; 4. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [4]; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser [5]; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble [6]; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree [7]; 8. 7-Troy Kingan [9]; 9. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [5]; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 6M-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 3. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 8. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 10. 60K-Kory Crabtree [5]; 11. 7-Troy Kingan [10]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [3]

 

 

Byron Reed edges Craig Mintz for Attica All Star Victory Memorial Day weekend continues Sunday at Mansfield Motor Speedway

ATTICA, OH (May 26, 2017) - For the first time since 2013, and for the 11th time during his storied career, Monclova, Ohio’s Byron Reed is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, this time holding off Craig Mintz and DJ Foos at Attica Raceway Park to officially kick-off Memorial Day weekend. Reed, who started fifth on the feature grid, did not take command of the 40-lap program until lap 28, but swapped positions with Craig Mintz and Chris Andrews on multiple occasions until solidifying his place at the top of the running order. As an added note, it was Reed’s first Arctic Cat All Star victory at Attica Raceway Park since June 18, 2010, as well as his fifth overall.

“That’s what I love about Attica,” Reed explained in victory lane. “Especially when you get into these 40-lap races. I’m not sure I was the best car here tonight, but you just keep battling and battling and battling. Sometimes, things just go your way.”

Reed worked his way forward immediately, crossing under the flagstand for the first time fourth in the running order, ultimately moving ahead to take third on the following circuit. Three cautions before hitting double-digits on the lap counter kept the field stacked, allowing Reed and Craig Mintz, who was making his first start of the 2017 season, to race nose-to-tail with race leader Chris Andrews. Reed and Mintz continued to apply pressure on Andrews for the next 20 circuits, eventually intensifying as the trio of frontrunners reached the back of the field.

Despite Andrews scored as the leader during each of the initial takeover attempts, nearly a half-dozen lead changes would occur between laps 24 and 27, with Reed eventually coming out on top to officially lead lap 28. A final caution on lap 31 would stack the field one final time, but clean air and an open race track proved to be too beneficial Reed.

Mintz chased the familiar Crown Battery-backed No. 5 to the final checkers, followed by DJ Foos, Broc Martin and Stuart Brubaker. Andrews, who led the first 27 circuits before battling the remaining distance inside the top-three, slowed due to low fuel issues just before the finish and settled for seventh.

“I don’t know, but if nobody had fun watching that, then you need to find a different sport,” Craig Mintz explained, driver of the Ed Neumeister-owned No. 11N. “That was a great time tonight. Byron, Chris, DJ; those guys are all so much fun to race with and you can trust those guys. It’s fun, clean racing. When we all got into lap traffic, that was the most fun. That was probably the most fun I’ve had in a long time. I can’t thank Ed Neumeister enough for this opportunity. That whole crew really busted their butts tonight.”

“When you have the momentum, you do not want to let off,” Byron Reed said when discussing racing through traffic. “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘my ass cheeks were starting to pucker.’ Things were getting pretty tight. I didn’t want to back off because I knew that was my chance; there was a small hole in traffic and I had to take it.”

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue on Sunday evening, May 28, with the inaugural Memorial Classic at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. The state-of-the-art complex, recently transitioning back to a dirt facility for the first time since asphalt covered the half-mile in 1999, will host the Tony Stewart-owned organization for the first time since 1988; the first and only Arctic Cat All Star appearance during the 2017 season. “The Mouse” Kenny Jacobs is the all-time leading Arctic Cat All Star winner at Mansfield Motor Speedway, earning three main event victories between 1984 and 1988.

Mansfield Motor Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon, May 28. Spectator gates will swing open at 4:00pm, followed by hot laps and qualifying time trials at 6, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Mansfield Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park- Friday, May 26, 2017: Memorial Day Weekend Special EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Broc Martin - 12.524 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Craig Mintz - 12.075 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Parker Price-Miller All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Byron Reed Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Broc Martin Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Stuart Brubaker Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Carson Macedo JE Pistons Dash #1: Stuart Brubaker Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Parker Price-Miller Classic Ink USA B-Main: Max Stambaugh Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Byron Reed MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Max Stambaugh [+5] Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms [6th] Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith [11th] Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh [16th] (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Group (A) 1. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.408; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.431; 3. 26-Tayler Malsam, 12.432; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 12.568; 5. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.631; 6. 4-Brian Smith, 12.641; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.666; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.859; 9. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.92; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.967; 11. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.252; 12. 33-Brent Matus, 13.628

Group (B) 1. 23-DJ Foos, 12.241; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.289; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.2891; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.345; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.371; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.392; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.393; 8. 60-Jody Keegan, 12.501; 9. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.535; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 12.697; 11. 9X-Thomas Meseraull, 12.854; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.304

Group © 1. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.075; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.388; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.3881; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.404; 5. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.516; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.6; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.668; 8. 13-Brandon Matus, 12.855; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.023; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.033; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell, 13.086; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.274

Group (D) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.32; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.363; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.486; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker, 12.526; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich, 12.543; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.583; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.839; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.009; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.047; 10. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.153; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.44; 12. 25M-Ken Mackey, 13.653

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 9M-Jordan Ryan [1]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn [4]; 5. 4-Brian Smith [6]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [9]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 11. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 12. 26-Tayler Malsam [2]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [11]; 9. 60-Jody Keegan [8]; 10. 45L-Brian Lay [9]; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [4]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [7]; 7. 60K-Kory Crabtree [6]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 11. 51-John Garvin [12]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [11]; 10. 91-Cale Thomas [10]; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 2-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [8]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 9-Ryan Linder [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [10]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [3]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [13]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [12]; 11. 9C-Roger Campbell [7]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 14. 25M-Ken Mackey [14]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 33M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 45L-Brian Lay [5]; 3. 60-Jody Keegan [4]; 4. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 5. 60K-Kory Crabtree [7]; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti [9]; 7. 9X-Thomas Meseraull [12]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [15]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [16]; 10. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 12. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [11]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus [13]; 14. 26-Tayler Malsam [3]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 16. 1080-Jordan Mackison [14]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [7]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [9]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker [10]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 12. 68G-Tyler Gunn [12]; 13. 4-Brian Smith [16]; 14. 99-Brady Bacon [14]; 15. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [21]; 17. 45L-Brian Lay [18]; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [6]; 19. 60-Jody Keegan [19]; 20. 5K-Adam Kekich [20]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 22. 95-Hunter Mackison [25]; 23. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 24. 60K-Kory Crabtree [23]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 26. 2-Parker Price-Miller [24] Lap Leaders: Chris Andrews [1-27]; Byron Reed [28-40]

**Travis Philo and Chad Kemenah each disqualified due to post-heat race altercation

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (May 26, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1570 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1476 3. Caleb Helms: 1470 4. Ryan Smith: 1412 5. Max Stambaugh: 1278 6. Tim Shaffer: 1254 7. T.J. Michael: 1218 8. Brandon Matus: 1136 9. Brent Matus: 1104 10. Brandon Spithaler: 1101

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set for Memorial Day weekend shootout

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 24, 2017) - The month of May has been uneventful for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, with Mother Nature’s stubbornness held mostly responsible. A complete washout in Western Pennsylvania on May 5-6, followed by three straight days of weather interference in the Upper Midwest on May 19-21, has left the Arctic Cat All Stars with zero main event starts during the month of May. But that is all about to change as “America’s Series” prepares to revisit parts of The Buckeye State for a Memorial Day weekend double.

Led by defending Series champion and current point leader, Chad Kemenah, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Attica Raceway Park and Mansfield Motor Speedway during their holiday weekend tour of Ohio, beginning with a Friday night appearance at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on May 26. The Memorial Day weekend special will award a $5,000 top prize; the second of four Arctic Cat All Star appearances at the one-third mile, clay oval in 2017. Spencer Bayston is the most recent Attica Raceway Park winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition, holding off Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer for a first-ever Series victory during the annual HD Supply Spring Nationals on April 15.

Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions during the inaugural Memorial Classic on Sunday evening, May 28. The state-of-the-art complex, originally a dirt facility until converted to an asphalt surface in 1999, recently made the transformation back to dirt and will host the Arctic Cat All Stars for the first time since July 6, 1988. Mansfield Motor Speedway hosted “America’s Series” on 11 separate occasions before making the switch to asphalt, three of which conquered by National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, “The Mouse” Kenny Jacobs.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/DKW Transport/No. 10H, holds the top spot in the championship standings with a 118-point advantage. Kemenah, a one-time winner thus far in 2017, has finished inside the top-ten during eight of 11 contested events, five resulting in top-five performances. The defending Arctic Cat All Star champion will hunt for Series victory number six at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, all while attempting to crack into the win column for the first time ever at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Caleb Armstrong, a second year, full-time competitor with the Tony Stewart-owned organization, will attempt to use the holiday weekend to his advantage; working to chip away Kemenah’s impressive command at the top of the standings. The New Castle, Indiana, native currently finds himself second in the championship hunt, earning three top-five finishes on the season, qualifying for all 11 contested main events.

Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms will enter Memorial Day weekend third in the championship ranks with just 30 points separating himself and Armstrong. The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer currently round out the top-five, also separated by 30 markers.

Elida, Ohio’s Max Stambaugh, aboard the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports/Buckeye Machine & Fabricators/No. 33M, leads the current Arctic Cat All Star Rookie of the Year chase. The former NRA “360” Sprint Invaders championship runner-up has one top-ten finish on the season, currently finds himself sixth in the overall championship standings, and has qualified for seven of 11 Arctic Cat All Star main events conducted thus far. There are 11 Rookie of the Year contenders on the road full-time with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30pm on Friday, May 26, with main gates to follow at 4. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:45pm, sharp. Mansfield Motor Speedway will swing open pit doors at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 28. Spectator gates will open at 4:00pm, with qualifying to follow at 6:15pm. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.mansfieldmotorspeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (May 24, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1480 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1362 3. Caleb Helms: 1332 4. Ryan Smith: 1284 5. Tim Shaffer: 1254 6. Max Stambaugh: 1160 7. T.J. Michael: 1128 8. Brandon Matus: 1046 9. Greg Hodnett: 1016 10. Brent Matus: 1014

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Inclement weather forces Arctic Cat All Stars to postpone Wilmot appearance

WILMOT, WI (May 20, 2017) - For the second time in as many days, Mother Nature erases any potential for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, this time forcing the cancellation of the Saturday night visit to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Wet weather on Friday afternoon mixed with additional heavy rains on Saturday morning forced officials to pull the plug. All involved are now looking for a suitable rain date.

“It was just too much rain for the facility to handle,” Don Grabey explained, Arctic Cat All Stars Series Director. “A lot of rain fell on the area on Friday, and the additional rainfall today isn’t going to give us enough drying time to have a shot at making this program work. We are all looking for a suitable rain date. We hope to know more soon.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now switch gears and turn their focus toward competition at the Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on Sunday, May 21. The Arctic Cat All Star / IRA Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned program will be a first-ever at the one-third mile dirt oval. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2:00pm on Sunday afternoon, followed by a mandatory drivers meeting at 4:30pm and hot laps at 5:30pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Angell Park Speedway live on the Web at www.angellparkspeedway.net.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Hard rain ends Arctic Cat All Star visit to Kokomo Speedway Event postponed until Friday, June 30

KOKOMO, IN (May 19, 2017) - Periods of hard rain throughout the late morning hours into the afternoon forced Kokomo Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials to postpone Friday night’s return to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. The worst of the wet weather moved into the Kokomo area just after 1:30pm, soaking an already saturated facility. The event will be made up on Friday, June 30, and will still feature the nation’s elite including Tony Stewart.

“Unfortunately, the weather is not going to cooperate today,” Don Grabey explained, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series Director. “We held out as long as we could. With so much of the facility extremely saturated from the weather, especially the pit area, we felt the best situation was to move the event to a solid date. We have more weather in the forecast for later this evening, so that doesn’t help our cause.”

Those who purchased advance tickets online for the Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway may use that ticket toward the rescheduled program on June 30. For more information, please visit Kokomo Speedway online at www.kokomospeedway.net.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue on Saturday evening, May 20, at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin; the first of two Arctic Cat All Star/IRA co-sanctioned events in The Badger State this weekend. “America’s Series” last visited the southern Wisconsin venue on May 21, 2016. Pittsburgh’s own Danny Holtgraver scored the $5,000 payday, holding off Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney at the final checkers.

Wilmot Raceway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, May 20. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:30. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wilmot Raceway live on the Web at www.wilmotraceway.com.

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In 2017, IMS will host the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the upcoming season IMS will host the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to IMS.com for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Stars ready for weekend road trip to Indiana and Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 17, 2017) - After a two-week hiatus, one of which the result of wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures in Western Pennsylvania, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition this Friday through Sunday, this time visiting an area just north of Series headquarters in Indianapolis, followed by a two-night stay in The Badger State. “America’s Series” will invade three dirt ovals in three days during their upcoming travels, also battling head-to-head with one of the Upper Midwest’s most competitive sprint car sanctioning bodies. Action is set to open on Friday evening, May 19, at the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana; the first and only Arctic Cat All Star appearance in The Hoosier State this season.

Friday’s Kokomo Speedway visit, the 25th in Series history made possible by Ford Performance, will feature many of the nation’s elite open wheel competitors, one being Arctic Cat All Star owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. Smoke will join the traveling band of Arctic Cat All Stars during all three weekend programs, searching for his first Series win since 2012.

In addition, competitors in action at the Kokomo quarter-mile will have the opportunity to participate in the #FastFridayBonus contingency award program on behalf of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Drivers who participate will battle for multiple money bonuses with the total value reaching $1,000.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last visited Kokomo Speedway on July 23, 2016. California native Rico Abreu earned high honors, scoring the Dirt Classic Indiana victory worth $12,500 over Jamie Veal and Chad Kemenah. Abreu will look to defend his trip to Kokomo Speedway victory lane on Friday evening.

Once competition in The Hoosier State is complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will set the compass due north and venture beyond Chicago just across the Illinois/Wisconsin state line where back-to-back events await in The Badger State. Scheduled to invade Wilmot Raceway and Angell Park Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, respectively, Arctic Cat All Star competitors will battle head-to-head with those of the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series during their visits to Wilmot and Sun Prairie. The Arctic Cat All Star/IRA co-sanctioned programs will each award $5,000 top prizes, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. Much like Kokomo Speedway, the Arctic Cat All Star visit to southern Wisconsin will be a first and only occurrence in 2017, with Angell Park Speedway hosting the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time in Series history.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver is the last to visit Wilmot Raceway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition, earning the victory nearly one year ago on May 21 aboard the Pete Grove-owned No. 70. “Downtown” started second on the feature grid, ultimately holding off Sheldon Haudenschild and Dale Blaney at the final checkers.

Five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah will lead the Series charge into Kokomo Speedway on Friday afternoon. The pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/DKW Transport/No. 10H sits on top of the championship standings with a demanding 118 point advantage. Kemenah, who owns one victory on the season, has finished inside the top-ten during eight of the 11 contested Arctic Cat All Star programs.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong, a second year Arctic Cat All Star competitor who missed a portion of 2016 due to an injury, sits behind Kemenah in the championship standings, earning five top-ten finishes thus far in 2017, three of which inside the top-five. Caleb Helms will enter the Indiana/Wisconsin road trip third in the title chase, followed by Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer.

“Mad Max” Stambaugh, a former two-time NRA “360” Sprint Invaders championship runner-up, leads the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year standings entering the three-race swing through the Upper Midwest. The pilot of the familiar Ray Marshall Motorsports entry has earned one top-ten finish in seven main event starts, currently sixth in the overall championship standings out of 17 full-time followers.

Kokomo Speedway will open main gates and pit gates at 3:00pm on Friday, May 19. Hot laps are expected to hit the speedway at 6:45pm with racing to follow. Wilmot Raceway and Angell Park Speedway will each open pit gates at 3:00pm, hot laps following at 6:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes, including ticket prices and reserved seat information, should stay tuned online at www.kokomospeedway.net, www.wilmotraceway.com and angellparkspeedway.net, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway:
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In 2017, IMS will host the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the upcoming season IMS will host the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to IMS.com for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions partner with Indianapolis Motor Speedway for contingency program at Kokomo Speedway

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 17, 2017) - When the historical “Month of May” descends upon Indiana, the legendary Indianapolis 500 and Sprint Car racing are cast onto the worldwide stage. This year’s showcase of speed will carry an unusual twist that will offer race fans from across the globe the chance to experience the best of both racing worlds, pavement and dirt, as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) and Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series (ASCoC) have teamed up for a doubleheader highlighting Fast Friday, the kickoff to Pole Weekend for the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 and the only Indiana appearance for the ASCoC this season, on May 19th, at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

Working with IMS President, Doug Boles, to create the IMS Bonus Challenge for the Kokomo event, the ASCoC will offer free pit pass upgrades at Kokomo Speedway to any fans presenting Verizon IndyCar Series Pole Weekend tickets for the Indianapolis 500. In addition, full-time ASCoC competitors signed-in for competition at Kokomo Speedway on May 19 will be given the option to display the iconic IMS Wing & Wheel decal on their cars in exchange for eligibility for contingency awards during the event. The IMS Bonus Challenge will award the highest finishing eligible car in the Feature event $500, with second-place awarded an additional $200. The evening’s fastest qualifier will receive a $100 bonus, as will the evening’s hard charger and B-main event winners.

“Short-track racing is the heartbeat of racing in America and Tony Stewart and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Series brings the excitement of wheel-to-wheel action to some of the best short tracks in the country,” said Doug Boles, President of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We are proud to partner with Tony and the All Stars at one of the best dirt-tracks in the country, Kokomo Speedway, and provide race fans the speed of Indy 500’s Fast Friday in the day followed by thrill of winged sprint cars in the evening.”

The one-night All Star return to Kokomo Speedway will be the first of three events on the weekend schedule for the ASCoC, continuing with action on Saturday and Sunday in Wilmot and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. A full program will be on the Kokomo agenda, complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast.

In addition, fans will have an opportunity to participate in a closed autograph session featuring Tony Stewart. The first 150 fans to purchase advance tickets online will have the opportunity to participate in the pre-race autograph session scheduled for 5:00 pm at Tony Stewart’s merchandise trailer just outside of the main gates. Those who purchase an online ticket and qualify for the closed autograph session will be notified with additional information via email closer to the event. The event will mark Stewart’s only Winged Sprint Car appearance of 2017 in his home state of Indiana and his first visit to Kokomo Speedway since 2013.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway on May 19 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved Seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit Passes: $35, with fans presenting Indianapolis 500 Pole Weekend tickets receiving a free pit pass upgrade.

About Indianapolis Motor Speedway: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world's largest spectator sporting facility, has been the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment since opening in 1909. In 2017, IMS will host the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, the world's largest single-day annual sporting event. Living up to its reputation as a bucket list sporting venue, throughout the upcoming season IMS will host the stars of the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Head to IMS.com for a full list of dates and ticket purchase options.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star weekend at Lernerville and Mercer rescheduled for June 2-3

SARVER, PA (May 4, 2017) - With wet weather and unseasonably cold temperatures in the forecast for the entire upcoming weekend, Lernerville Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to postpone the Arctic Cat All Star visit to Western Pennsylvania until Friday and Saturday, June 2-3.

“Due to impending weather conditions, we’ve decided to postpone our Friday night program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions,” said Tim Tomson, Lernerville Speedway General Manager. “We are looking out for the safety of our competitors, as well as the fans. We hope to see everyone next month.”

As originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will host two, full programs awarding $5,000 each during their weekend trip to The Keystone State, kicking-off the two-race slate with a visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver on Friday, June 2, followed by an appearance at Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer on Saturday, June 3. It will be the first and only Arctic Cat All Star visits to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in 2017.

“I think rescheduling the weekend is the best case scenario for all involved,” Eric Williams explained, promoter of Mercer Raceway Park. “It is not in our best interest to fight the weather. It was best for both tracks to move the entire weekend and hope for more seasonable conditions. This will also give our fans an opportunity to make other plans this weekend, while arranging plans to attend our All Star show next month.”

The Western Pennsylvania doubleheader will activate a busy month of June for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, concluding with Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

“We hate to have weather interfere with our schedule,” said Don Grabey, Arctic Cat All Star Series Director. “Unfortunately, the upcoming weather front seems to be inevitable. We’re all excited to have the opportunity to come back to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in a few weeks.”

Additional news and notes regarding the events will be posted in the near future. Stay tuned online at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com for information pertaining to gate times and ticket prices.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Trey Starks earns Roy Morral Tribute for first ever Arctic Cat All Star victory

BEDFORD, PA (April 30, 2017) - For the first time in his young career, Trey Starks is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, outrunning Dale Blaney and Lucas Wolfe for the Roy Morral Tribute title at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Starks, pilot of the Scott Gobrecht-owned/Textron Off Road/No. 44, took command officially on lap three and never looked back, crossing under the final checkers 2.2 seconds ahead of the competition. The $5,000 victory was Starks’ first in Central Pennsylvania.

“I don’t even know what to say right now. This is amazing,” Trey Starks said in victory lane. “This is such a humbling sport. We finished 18th last night at Lincoln Speedway, and now we are in victory lane with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. This is a dream come true.”

Pole sitter Lucas Wolfe and New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong led the 26 starters to green on Sunday night at Bedford Speedway. Wolfe grabbed the early advantage and led the first two circuits before the main event’s first caution appeared on lap three. It was on the restart when Trey Starks made his bid for the top spot, driving under Lucas Wolfe to officially take command for the first time.

A pair of cautions on lap six, one of which resulting in red flag conditions, halted the field once again, but neither created any distraction for Starks. The Puyallup, Washington, native brought the field back to life and returned to a demanding lead, eventually reaching the tail of the field just before the midpoint of the 25-lap program.

While Starks ran away in traffic, a battle for the second position soon commenced between Lucas Wolfe and Dale Blaney. Blaney, who started sixth on the main event grid, chased Wolfe nearly nose-to-tail in traffic for five circuits, eventually taking away the runner-up spot on lap 20. Despite Blaney’s attempt to chase down the top spot, Starks’ lead had increased to nearly four seconds, only cutting the advantage to just over two seconds by the time the final checkers flew. Lucas Wolfe held on to finish third aboard the Mike Barshinger-owned/No. 24, followed by Tim Shaffer and Johnstown’s Dan Shetler.

“When you’re out in front like that, especially ahead of a guy like Dale Blaney, every move in traffic is probably the wrong move,” Trey Starks explained. “I was just trying to get through traffic as quickly as I could. We’ve been having such a tough start to the year. I’m so glad to get one for my team.”

With three rounds of Central Pennsylvania competition complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will move forward and continue their 2017 campaign with a return to The Keystone State, this time spending a weekend on the western edge of Pennsylvania with visits to Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, respectively. “America’s Series” will visit Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park only once in 2017, each awarding $5,000 top prizes.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Lernerville Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.mercerracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway - Sunday, April 30, 2017:
Roy Morral Tribute
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dan Shetler - 17.958 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 18.141 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Dan Shetler
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Logan Wagner
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Trey Starks
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: N/A
JE Pistons Dash #1: Lucas Wolfe
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Caleb Armstrong
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Carl Bowser
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (4th)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tyler Esh (+7)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dan Shetler
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 18.141; 2. 11-TJ Stutts, 18.158; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich, 18.258; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler, 18.299; 5. 19-Cale Grubb, 18.589; 6. OO-Dane Lorenc, 18.816; 7. 13-Brandon Matus, 19.029; 8. 17G-George Streaker, 99.004; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 99.008

Group (B)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.22; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.314; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 18.324; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 18.384; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 18.572; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.665; 7. 55-Mike Wagner, 18.674; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 18.793; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.269

Group (C)
1. 17-Caleb Helms, 18.347; 2. 94-Ryan Smith, 18.398; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner, 18.655; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 18.804; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 18.82; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 18.856; 7. 9-Ryan Linder, 19.04; 8. 51-John Garvin, 19.462; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 19.473

Group (D)
1. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 18.044; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 18.295; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 18.307; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 18.596; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 18.771; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 18.868; 7. M1-Mark Smith, 18.915; 8. 14-Coleman Gulick, 19.084; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 19.169

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7K-Dan Shetler [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich [2]; 4. 11-TJ Stutts [3]; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc [6]; 6. 13-Brandon Matus [7]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 8. 19-Cale Grubb [5]; 9. 17G-George Streaker [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7W-Logan Wagner [2]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 6. 51-John Garvin [8]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 6. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 7. 14-Coleman Gulick [8]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 11-TJ Stutts [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler [2]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 6. 14-Coleman Gulick [10]; 7. 9C-Roger Campbell [11]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [15]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 10. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 11. 51-John Garvin [13]; 12. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 13. 1080-Jordan Mackison [14]; 14. 19-Cale Grubb [2]; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison [12]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney [6]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 8. 17B-Josh Baughman [15]; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich [11]; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett [17]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [23]; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner [10]; 13. 33M-Max Stambaugh [18]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [22]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 16. 98-Carl Bowser [21]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [24]; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 19. 1080-Jordan Mackison [25]; 20. 9C-Roger Campbell [26]; 21. OO-Dane Lorenc [19]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [20]; 23. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 25. 11-TJ Stutts [9]; 26. 94-Ryan Smith [13] Lap Leaders: Lucas Wolfe [1-2]; Trey Starks [3-25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 30, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1480
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1362
3. Caleb Helms: 1332
4. Ryan Smith: 1284
5. Tim Shaffer: 1254
6. Max Stambaugh: 1160
7. T.J. Michael: 1128
8. Brandon Matus: 1046
9. Greg Hodnett: 1016
10. Brent Matus: 1014

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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/.

 

 

Lance Dewease goes wire-to-wire for Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, PA (April 29, 2017) - For the second time in as many nights, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania’s Lance Dewease is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Central Pennsylvania, this time dominating feature action from the front row to score the second annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway. The victory, the 33rd Arctic Cat All Star win of Dewease’s career and his sixth at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” was conducted in near-record fashion, crossing under the final checkers 6.748 seconds ahead of the field, lapping up to eleventh place during the ten minute, non-stop 30-lapper.

“These guys work so hard,” said Lance Dewease about the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/RVWorkshop.com/No. 69K operation. “That’s why we run such a limited schedule. That allows my guys enough time to look over everything and make sure we’re ready to go for the next race. The track was great tonight. Hats off to everyone here at Port Royal Speedway. It’s a dream to drive for this team.”

Lance Dewease started from the pole position and wasted no time gaining the early advantage, crossing under the flagstand for the first time by a margin of 2.2 seconds ahead of Ryan Smith and Blane Heimbach. Even with traffic coming into play by lap six, Dewease still managed to keep positive momentum, extending his lead to nearly four seconds at halfway. Meanwhile, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney charged forward from the outside of row three to third by lap ten, falling in line behind Ryan Smith and Lance Dewease.

Despite two hiccups, making contact with the inside retaining wall, as well as making contact with Doug Esh during an attempt to put “The Hammer” a lap down, Dewease drove on to score the $5,000 payday with no challenges, followed at the finish by Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, Dylan Cisney, and Blane Heimbach. The victory was number 101 for Lance Dewease at Port Royal Speedway.

“Finishing second to these guys is like a win for us,” Ryan Smith said. “I can’t thank my team enough for what they do for me. Hopefully we can get a win soon and get the monkey off of our back.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their first Central Pennsylvania swing of 2017 with a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday evening, April 30. Honoring the former Bedford Speedway promoter and Central Pennsylvania car owner, the Roy Morral Tribute will headline competition at the Bedford half-mile; the first of two Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearances in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in 2017.

Five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah is the most recent winner at Bedford Speedway during Series competition, holding back Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry at the final checkers for a $5,000 payday.

Bedford Speedway officials will open pit gates at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 30. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:00pm. Fans who can not attend the Roy Morral Tribute are invited to watch online via www.speedshifttv.com. Speed Shift TV will be hosting a pay-per-view internet broadcast which is available for purchase starting at $24.95. Visit Speed Shift TV online for more information.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, April 29, 2017: Keith Kauffman Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Mike Wagner - 17.513 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 17.646 seconds (2nd Quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Dylan Cisney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Steve Buckwalter Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Brandon Spithaler JE Pistons Dash #1: Lance Dewease Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Blane Heimbach Classic Ink USA B-Main: Aaron Ott Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+5) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Steve Buckwalter (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Mike Wagner Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying:

Group (A)

1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.036; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 18.238; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney, 18.325; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 18.346; 5. 10-Tyler Bear, 18.621; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 18.768; 7. M1-Mark Smith, 18.804; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore, 18.824; 9. 33S-Curt Stroup, 18.952; 10. 13-Brandon Matus, 19.036; 11. 8M-TJ Michael, 19.258

Group (B)

1. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.646; 2. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 17.79; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach, 17.962; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 18.384; 5. 44-Joey Hershey, 18.609; 6. 51-John Garvin, 18.668; 7. OO-Dane Lorenc, 18.84; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 19.056; 9. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 19.387; 10. 98T-Joe Trenca, 19.81; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 20.396

Group (C) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 18.048; 2. 11-TJ Stutts, 18.191; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 18.213; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.386; 5. 47K-Kody Lehman, 18.467; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman, 18.551; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.877; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.963; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 19.092; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 19.37

Group (D) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.559; 2. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.77; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner, 17.873; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 18.015; 5. 25-Aaron Ott, 18.264; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor, 18.306; 7. O7-Doug Esh, 18.394; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.069; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 19.354; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 99.42

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5-Dylan Cisney [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 5. 10-Tyler Bear [5]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 7. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 8. 33S-Curt Stroup [9]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 11. 13-Brandon Matus [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 1Z-Dale Blaney [3]; 2. 12-Blane Heimbach [2]; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 44-Joey Hershey [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. OO-Dane Lorenc [7]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [10]; 10. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 47K-Kody Lehman [5]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [8]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 17B-Josh Baughman [6]; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 38-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 7W-Logan Wagner [2]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [7]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [6]; 7. 25-Aaron Ott [5]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [5]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 98T-Joe Trenca [8]; 3. 9C-Roger Campbell [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [2]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 25-Aaron Ott [1]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [2]; 3. 33S-Curt Stroup [10]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [11]; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 8. 51-John Garvin [4]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 11. 98T-Joe Trenca [14]; 12. 13-Brandon Matus [12]; 13. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 14. M1-Mark Smith [6]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [2]; 6. 38-Steve Buckwalter [4]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 11-TJ Stutts [11]; 10. 55-Mike Wagner [8]; 11. 25-Aaron Ott [21]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 13. O7-Doug Esh [18]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 15. 27-Greg Hodnett [15]; 16. 20-Ryan Taylor [22]; 17. 7W-Logan Wagner [14]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [17]; 19. 33M-Max Stambaugh [13]; 20. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [25]; 21. 47K-Kody Lehman [16]; 22. 98-Carl Bowser [24]; 23. 44-Joey Hershey [19]; 24. 33S-Curt Stroup [23]; 25. 8M-TJ Michael [27]; 26. 10-Tyler Bear [20]; 27. 98T-Joe Trenca [26] Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease: [1-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 29, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1366 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1256 3. Caleb Helms: 1196 4. Ryan Smith: 1182 5. Tim Shaffer: 1112 6. T.J. Michael: 1038 7. Max Stambaugh: 1034 8. Brandon Matus: 956 9. Brent Matus: 924 10. John Garvin: 914

 

 

Lance Dewease outduels Freddie Rahmer for Hinnershitz Memorial title at Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, PA (April 28, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions launched their first Central Pennsylvania swing of the 2017 season in fantastic fashion on Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway, putting on a show for “Pennsylvania Posse” fans in the form of a Lance Dewease and Freddie Rahmer duel for the 2017 Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial worth $5,000.

Despite periods of pressure from Rahmer, as well as a near-disastrous run-in with traffic, Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz-owned/Schannauer Plumbing & Heating/RVWorkshop.com/No. 69K, held on to claim the 30-lap program; his sixth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Williams Grove Speedway and the 32nd Series win of his storied career. Freddie Rahmer crossed under the final checkers second in the running order, followed by Tim Shaffer, Aaron Ott and Danny Dietrich.

“We are really happy with this,” Lance Dewease explained in victory lane. “Davey [Brown] and Don [Kreitz] work really hard every week. They worked all winter to try and get us to qualify a little bit better. This car is a little different than what we had last year, so it has a little bit of a different feel. This is only our third race of the year. We’re not where we need to be yet, but we are getting close.”

Lance Dewease started fourth on the main event grid, driving to second by the completion of lap one, eventually making his first bid for the top spot on lap five. The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, native took command officially on lap six, driving by the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with a move on the bottom of the speedway.

Despite Dewease’s initial ability to drive away from the rest of the field, Freddie Rahmer, who followed Lance Dewease around Tim Shaffer to take the runner-up position on lap 10, never lost sight of the familiar No. 69K. The pair were only separated by .6 seconds when the first and only caution appeared on lap 17.

Green flag conditions soon resumed with Dewease extending a slight advantage once again, stretching to a near-two second lead even after catching the back of the running order. Using traffic to his advantage, Freddie Rahmer was able to shrink Dewease’s command to less than a second, ultimately driving to the back bumper of the No. 69K by lap 28.

With traffic an obvious obstacle for Dewease when entering turn one on the final circuit, Rahmer attempted to drive around the Central Pennsylvania veteran, as well as the lapped car of Anthony Macri. All three nearly made contact, with Dewease barely sneaking beyond Macri on the bottom of the speedway. Dewease’s bold move sealed the deal, driving on to score his first Arctic Cat All Star victory of the 2017 season by .814 seconds.

“Freddie [Rahmer] hauled it in there pretty hard like he’s supposed to,” Dewease explained. “He’s not here to run second. Macri slipped up just a little and I was able to jam it in there. Fortunately, I was able to get by. That allowed us to hold off Freddie for the last lap. He’s been good all night. He’s turning into a pretty good racer.”

“This is their race track, for sure,” Freddie Rahmer said about Lance Dewease and his team. “I was just trying to go where Lance wasn’t. I think if he wouldn’t have snuck by Macri, we may have had enough to beat him. We were right there with him, so I’m pretty happy about that.”

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their first Central Pennsylvania swing of 2017 with a trip to the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday evening, April 29. Honoring the facility’s all-time winningest competitor, the Keith Kauffman Classic will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star program, going 30 laps in distance and awarding a $5,000 top prize. Dale Blaney is the defending Keith Kauffman Classic winner, holding off eventual Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah and Greg Hodnett for the four-figure payday.

The season’s first Arctic Cat All Star swing through Central Pennsylvania will come to a close on Sunday evening, April 30, with the Roy Morral Tribute at Bedford Speedway in Bedford.

For those who can not attend Port Royal Speedway, fans are invited to tune-in at www.speedshifttv.com. A live pay-per-view broadcast featuring the entire Keith Kauffman Classic program will be available for purchase.

Port Royal Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 29. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30pm, followed by hot laps at 6:10. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday, April 28, 2017: Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial EMi Driver’s Meeting: 45 State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 16.354 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 16.692 seconds (3rd Quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Freddie Rahmer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brian Montieth Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lucas Wolfe Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Tony Stewart Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Rodney Westhafer JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Freddie Rahmer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Steve Buckwalter Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Matt Campbell (+4) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Danny Dietrich Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Tony Stewart 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. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.446; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 16.681; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.692; 4. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.819; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.859; 6. O7-Doug Esh, 16.896; 7. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 16.958; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.081; 9. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.083; 10. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.15; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.261; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 17.424

Group (B) 1. 11-TJ Stutts, 16.866; 2. 25-Aaron Ott, 16.887; 3. 1W-Eric Tomecek, 16.984; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.097; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 17.162; 6. 17-Caleb Helms, 17.167; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.272; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.506; 9. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.859; 10. 13-Brandon Matus, 17.956; 11. 33-Brent Matus, 18.487

Group (C) 1. 44S-Trey Starks, 16.757; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.93; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.967; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.993; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 17.261; 6. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.332; 7. 87-Alan Krimes, 17.359; 8. 75-Frankie Herr, 17.413; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 17.521; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.746; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.125

Group (D) 1. 1Z-Dale Blaney, 16.955; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.971; 3. 39-Cory Haas, 17.029; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.105; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc, 17.282; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.313; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.313; 8. 16-Matt Campbell, 17.362; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell, 17.861; 10. 51-John Garvin, 18.115; 11. C4-Jim Shuster, 18.117

Heat #1 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [1]; 5. O7-Doug Esh [6]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 38-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [10]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [11]; 12. 33M-Max Stambaugh [12]

Heat #2 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 3. 11-TJ Stutts [4]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 7. 13-Brandon Matus [10]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [11]; 9. 1W-Eric Tomecek [2]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [9]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #3 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks [4]; 5. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 6. 87-Alan Krimes [7]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [6]; 8. 75-Frankie Herr [8]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [9]

Heat #4 - (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 39-Cory Haas [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 1Z-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [8]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. C4-Jim Shuster [11]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [9]; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc [5]

Dash #1 - (4 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 25-Aaron Ott [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]

Dash #2 - (4 Laps) 1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 44S-Trey Starks [1]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 13-Brandon Matus [6]; 4. 9C-Roger Campbell [5]; 5. C4-Jim Shuster [8]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [3]; 10. 9-Ryan Linder [4]; 11. 1W-Eric Tomecek [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 87-Alan Krimes [11]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [4]; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [12]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 11. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [15]; 12. 75-Frankie Herr [13]; 13. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 15. OO-Dane Lorenc [8]; 16. 33M-Max Stambaugh [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 25-Aaron Ott [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 44S-Trey Starks [6]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 8. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 9. 11-TJ Stutts [11]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 11. 39-Cory Haas [10]; 12. 94-Ryan Smith [14]; 13. 1Z-Dale Blaney [15]; 14. O7-Doug Esh [17]; 15. 88-Brandon Rahmer [16]; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [12]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 18. M1-Mark Smith [18]; 19. 87-Alan Krimes [24]; 20. 27-Greg Hodnett [22]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23]; 22. 39M-Anthony Macri [20]; 23. 16-Matt Campbell [27]; 24. 8M-TJ Michael [25]; 25. 17-Caleb Helms [26]; 26. 38-Steve Buckwalter [21]; 27. 95-Hunter Mackison [19] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-5]; Lance Dewease [6-30]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (April 28, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1230 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1148 3. Caleb Helms: 1074 4. Ryan Smith: 1036 5. Tim Shaffer: 986 6. T.J. Michael: 936 7. Max Stambaugh: 924 8. Brandon Matus: 866 9. Danny Dietrich: 842 10. Brent Matus: 834

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions set to invade Posse Country Speed Shift TV to broadcast events at Port Royal and Bedford

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 26, 2017) - For the first time in 2017, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will invade Central Pennsylvania, ready to challenge the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” on their home dirt for a shot at three consecutive four-figure paydays. Arctic Cat All Star competitors, comprised of a roster nearing 20 in total, will visit three different facilities during their upcoming tour of The Keystone State, beginning with competition at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday, April 28.

The annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway will kick-off the upcoming weekend in “Posse Country,” the first of two Arctic Cat All Star appearances at the Mechanicsburg half-mile in 2017. “The Edge” Brian Montieth is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Williams Grove Speedway, stealing the spotlight from Lance Dewease during the Jack Gunn Memorial on August 19, 2016. “America’s Series” has visited “The Grove” 30 times during Series history, first appearing on July 29, 1970.

With just an hour travel time between the first and second destination, the Arctic Cat All Star trek through Central Pennsylvania will continue on Saturday, April 29, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Keith Kauffman Classic, honoring the facility’s all-time winningest sprint car driver, will highlight action at the “Speed Palace.” Like the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway, the Keith Kauffman Classic will go 30 laps in distance, awarding a $5,000 top prize. Former Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney is the defending Keith Kauffman Classic winner, holding off 2016 Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah at the finish for an All Star 1-2 sweep on the podium.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their first tour of Central Pennsylvania with a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford on Sunday, April 30. The Ray Morral Tribute, also awarding a $5,000 payday, will be on the evening agenda, the first of two Arctic Cat All Star appearances at the Bedford half-mile this season, and just the fifth appearance all-time. Chad Kemenah is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star winner at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, leading Greg Hodnett and Cap Henry to the final checkers on April 17, 2016.

With eight races in the books, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will preside over the Arctic Cat All Star charge into Central Pennsylvania as the current Series point leader, holding down the top spot with an 84 point lead. Kemenah, a seven-time top-ten finisher during the first eight contested events, has one victory on the season, scoring the April opener at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Caleb Armstrong will enter Central Pennsylvania second in the championship standings, earning five top-ten finishes on the year, three of which inside the top-five. The New Castle, Indiana, native earned a top-five finish during his most recent Arctic Cat All Star start, finishing fourth at Wayne County Speedway on April 22. Caleb Helms trails Armstrong by 58 markers in the championship standings, followed by Ryan Smith and Tim Shaffer.

Williams Grove Speedway will ignite action at 7:30pm on Friday, April 28, while Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway each plan to ignite competition at 6:00pm and 6:30pm, respectively. Those seeking additional information should visit each facility live on the Web: www.williamsgrove.com, www.portroyalspeedway.com and www.bedfordspeedway.com.

As an added bonus to race fans who can not make the journey to Central Pennsylvania, Speed Shift TV will be conducting a live pay-per-view internet broadcast of the events at Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway. Those interested in learning more should visit Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/26/2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 1114 2. Caleb Armstrong: 1030 3. Caleb Helms: 972 4. Ryan Smith: 910 5. Tim Shaffer: 842 6. Max Stambaugh: 834 6. T.J. Michael: 834 8. Brandon Matus: 776 9. Cole Duncan: 762 10. Brent Matus: 744

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild dominates for Arctic Cat All Star win at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, OH (April 22, 2017) - With his World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend commitments in Arkansas and Missouri washed away by Mother Nature, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild decided to make the long trek home. The decision proved to be worth $5,000.

Sheldon Haudenschild dominated Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway, charging forward from sixth on the main event grid to win the non-stop, 30-lap A-main by a margin equaling six seconds. The current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year point leader took command for the first time on lap 12, driving under his father, Jac Haudenschild, between the first and second corner. It was the 16th Arctic Cat All Star victory of Haudenschild’s career and his fifth at Wayne County Speedway.

“This car was a dream all night long,” Sheldon Haudenschild explained in victory lane. “My guys did one heck of a job which made my job a lot easier, too. The track tonight was great as always. It’s pretty cool to come back here and have an opportunity to race close to home.”

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild, aboard the Jamie Miller-owned No. 6M, led the Arctic Cat All Star field to green on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, quickly overtaken by Caleb Armstrong as the front-runners approached the flagstand for the first time. The New Castle, Indiana, native maintained on top until lap three when Jac Haudenschild reclaimed the point position. Haudenschild and Armstrong, soon flanked by Chad Kemenah, raced at the front of the field in that order until lap nine when Sheldon Haudenschild made his first appearance inside the top-three.

Haudenschild, aboard the Haudenschild Racing/Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 93, drove by Chad Kemenah to claim third on lap nine, eventually taking the second position from Caleb Armstrong on lap ten. By that time, traffic had already started to intensify, allowing young Haudenschild to catch his father by utilizing slower cars, as well as the very topside of the speedway. The father/son duo battled through lap 11, only to swap positions on lap 12, with the winning move occurring near the exit of turn two. Sheldon Haudenschild was unchallenged the remaining distance, instantly increasing his advantage to a near-full straightaway by lap 15. When the final checkers flew, Haudenschild had a six second advantage, chased to the finish by Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Armstrong, and Travis Philo.

“The cushion in one and two was really good, but my car was so good that I didn’t have to go up there and touch it much,” Haudenschild explained. “I got around my dad early, but you can never be too sure about him. He never gives up, so you almost have to expect that he’ll be coming back at some point. I wish him and I could have finished 1-2, but it is what it is. We are happy to get the win.”

With his runner-up finish, Chad Kemenah remains in control of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions title chase. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion now has seven top-ten feature finishes in eight Arctic Cat All Star starts.

“We have a really good race team right now. The car was really good all night long. Hats off to Sheldon [Haudenschild] and his guys. They were really good,” Kemenah explained. “Consistency is really important. We’re just going to keep doing what we’ve been doing and the wins and championships will show up.”

With their three-race swing through The Buckeye State complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will switch gears and turn east, this time crossing The Keystone State for a trio of programs in Central Pennsylvania. Dubbed the Pennsylvania Posse, Central Pennsylvania’s finest will challenge the near-20 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions teams on three consecutive occasions stretching from Friday, April 28, to Sunday, April 30.

The Arctic Cat All Stars will visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, respectively, during the upcoming weekend, each awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. “America’s Series” nearly swept competition in Central Pennsylvania during its spring swing of 2016, earning victories at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway and Port Royal Speedway on April 17 and April 23.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Central Pennsylvania triple-header should visit Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the Web. More news will be published in the coming days via www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, April 22, 2017:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 44 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 14.400 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 14.125 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Boughton
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Caleb Armstrong
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash #2: Caleb Helms
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Lee Jacobs
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Christopher Bell (+8)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Travis Philo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th)
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
1.17-Caleb Helms, 14.175; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.225; 3.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.294; 4.20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.312; 5.59-Ryan Smith, 14.320; 6.49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.352; 7.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.382; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.411; 9.22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.413; 10.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.415; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.424; 12.22C-Cole Duncan, 14.426; 13.35-Tyler Esh, 14.453; 14.8-Dean Jacobs, 14.481; 15.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.579; 16.33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.579; 17.22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.580; 18.8M-TJ Michael, 14.585; 19.11N-Christopher Bell, 14.603; 20.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.605; 21.5T-Travis Philo, 14.727; 22.5-Jordan Harble, 14.729; 23.95-Hunter Mackison, 14.740; 24.4-Danny Smith, 14.744; 25.7K-Cale Conley, 14.896; 26.9M-Jordan Ryan, 14.900; 27.16-Danny Mumaw, 14.942; 28.51-John Garvin, 14.949; 29.23-Nick Patterson, 14.968; 30.45-Trevor Baker, 15.040; 31.13-Brandon Matus, 15.148; 32.9-Ryan Linder, 15.332; 33.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.467; 34.33D-Tyler Dunn, 15.490; 35.9C-Roger Campbell, 15.530; 36.OO-Dane Lorenc, 15.720; 37.4B-Steve Butler, 15.955; 38.33-Brent Matus, 16.022; 39.11-Shawn Hubler, 16.142; 40.49H-Bradley Howard, 16.253; 41.19-Mitch Harble, 16.441; 42.7DK-Dylan Kingan, 16.698; 43.7-Troy Kingan, 16.759; 44.97J-Andy Fike, 17.263;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 59-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 33M-Max Stambaugh[7] ; 7. 5-Jordan Harble[8] ; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell[10] ; 9. 35-Tyler Esh[6] ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 11. 19-Mitch Harble[11]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 11N-Christopher Bell[5] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[4] ; 5. 7K-Cale Conley[7] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[11] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[2] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[6] ; 11. 9-Ryan Linder[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 22B-Ryan Broughton[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan[3] ; 4. 8-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw[6] ; 6. 23-Nick Patterson[7] ; 7. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 9. 4B-Steve Butler[9] ; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 11. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 7. D12-Jason Dolick[7] ; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn[8] ; 9. 11-Shawn Hubler[10] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 11. OO-Dane Lorenc[9]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 5. 59-Ryan Smith[5]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[3] ; 5. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 11-Shawn Hubler[7] ; 2. 9C-Roger Campbell[1] ; 3. 4B-Steve Butler[3] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[2] ; 5. OO-Dane Lorenc[4] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 7. 7-Troy Kingan[6] ; 8. 97J-Andy Fike[9] ; 9. 19-Mitch Harble[10] ; 10. 7DK-Dylan Kingan[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 3. 35-Tyler Esh[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 5. 45-Trevor Baker[10] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[7] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[11] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 9. D12-Jason Dolick[13] ; 10. 9-Ryan Linder[12] ; 11. 11-Shawn Hubler[15] ; 12. 9C-Roger Campbell[16] ; 13. 23-Nick Patterson[9] ; 14. 5-Jordan Harble[6] ; 15. 1080-Jordan Mackison[1] ; 16. 33D-Tyler Dunn[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 6. 11N-Christopher Bell[14] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[8] ; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler[15] ; 10. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[10] ; 11. 59-Ryan Smith[9] ; 12. 49x-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 14. 16-Danny Mumaw[20] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[12] ; 16. 8-Dean Jacobs[16] ; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan[19] ; 18. 4-Danny Smith[17] ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[21] ; 20. 7K-Cale Conley[18] ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 22. 33M-Max Stambaugh[22] ; 23. 35-Tyler Esh[23] ; 24. 95-Hunter Mackison[26] ; 25. 49H-Bradley Howard[25] ; 26. 22C-Cole Duncan[13] Lap Leaders: Caleb Armstrong [1-2]; Jac Haudenschild [3-11]; Sheldon Haudenschild [12-30]

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/22/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 1114
2. Caleb Armstrong: 1030
3. Caleb Helms: 972
4. Ryan Smith: 910
5. Tim Shaffer: 842
6. Max Stambaugh: 834
6. T.J. Michael: 834
8. Brandon Matus: 776
9. Cole Duncan: 762
10. Brent Matus: 744

 

 

First of four Wayne County Speedway visits next for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Live pay-per-view broadcast to be available on The Cushion

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 19, 2017) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their April march through The Buckeye State with a visit to the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; the final Ohio program on the April calendar for the Arctic Cat All Stars, as well as the final Ohio appearance until the Series returns to Attica Raceway Park on Friday, May 26. As an added bonus to Arctic Cat All Star fans who can not attend Wayne County Speedway, the event will be broadcast via live stream pay-per-view that will be available for purchase online at www.thecushion.com.

Wayne County Speedway’s season-opening Arctic Cat All Star invasion will take shape on Saturday evening, April 22. Similar to Atomic Speedway and Attica Raceway Park, a stout, local contingent of Ohio regulars are expected to be on hand to defend home dirt against a roster of nearly 20 full-time All Stars, each battling for a $5,000 payday. Saturday’s visit will be the first of four for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017, returning to the 3/8-mile, clay oval during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, Labor Day weekend for the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial, and finally during the early segment of October.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Wayne County Speedway appearance on Sunday, September 4, when Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned the inaugural Pete Jacobs Memorial victory worth $10,000. The win was Haudenschild’s third in a row during Arctic Cat All Star competition, also capturing victories at Millstream Speedway and Attica Raceway Park on August 28 and September 3, respectively.

Alvada Ohio’s Chad Kemenah, the five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, will lead the Series into competition on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. The pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H sits on top of the current standings with an 80 point advantage, earning six top-ten finishes, four of which inside the top-five, during his first seven Arctic Cat All Star feature starts. Kemenah has one victory on the season; earning $5,000 at Atomic Speedway on Sunday, April 9.

Caleb Armstrong will enter Wayne County Speedway gates currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship chase, followed by Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith and Donny Schatz. Armstrong has finished inside the top-ten on four occasions thus far in 2017, most recently at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15, when the New Castle, Indiana, native moved forward from 15th on the main event grid to finish eighth.

NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 22. Warm-ups, followed by qualifying time trials, are scheduled to begin at 6:00pm. Those who would like to learn more should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

For those who can not attend Wayne County Speedway on Saturday evening, the event will be broadcast live on the internet via The Cushion. A live streaming pay-per-view, featuring the entire Arctic Cat All Star program from start to finish, will be available at www.thecushion.com starting at $22.99. The Cushion Premium and VIP members will have the opportunity to purchase the PPV broadcast for a discounted price of $20.50. Those interested in learning more should visit www.thecushion.com.

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/15/2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 968 2. Caleb Armstrong: 888 3. Caleb Helms: 836 4. Ryan Smith: 782 5. Donny Schatz: 742 6. Max Stambaugh: 728 7. T.J. Michael: 726 8. Tim Shaffer: 716 9. Danny Dietrich: 702 10. David Gravel: 696

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

Spencer Bayston holds back Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer to claim first-ever Arctic Cat All Star victory during HD Supply Spring Nationals

ATTICA, OH (April 15, 2017) - For Lebenon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston, it took just 15 winged sprint car starts to park himself in victory lane, earning the HD Supply Spring Nationals finale victory worth $5,000 over a stout Arctic Cat All Star field at Attica Raceway Park.

Bayston, pilot of the Kevin Swindell-owned/Swindell Speed Lab/No. 39, outperformed 46 other Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions entries that were signed-in on Saturday night at the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing,” eventually charging forward from seventh on the main event grid to secure his position on top of the feature podium. Cole Duncan finished second during the 40-lap program, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah.

“Holy crap, we’re in victory lane here at Attica Raceway Park,” Spencer Bayston said. “I didn’t even know how to get to victory lane or where to go. I drove on to the front stretch, but I figured out pretty quick that was wrong. This place is absolutely packed. A big ‘thanks’ to all of the fans for coming out here tonight. Hopefully you guys enjoyed it.”

Pole-sitter Cole Duncan took command during the drop of the initial green flag, leading Shawn Dancer and California native Carson Macedo by the flag stand for the first time. The Lockbourne, Ohio, native maintained the top spot during the first seven circuits, ultimately surrendering the point position to Carson Macedo on lap eight. It took Macedo two attempts to get around Duncan, eventually using a textbook slide job between turns three and four to officially take command. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Macedo cruised out in front of the field for the next five circuits, but mechanical woes on lap 14 halted any winning potential.

From that point forward, Bayston was the man in charge; already climbing from the inside of row four to seize third on lap six, and moving into second on lap 11. After inheriting the top spot, Bayston opened his command immediately, and did so without any distractions. The former USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year hit traffic for the first time just beyond the halfway mark, but still maintained a three second advantage, eventually increasing his command to four seconds by lap 30.

A late-race caution on lap 33 would stack the field one last time, but a clear groove and clean air proved to be too much of an advantage for Bayston; crossing under the final checkers with a two second advantage ahead of Cole Duncan and the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer.

“We were getting through traffic pretty clean there. I wasn’t really sure who was behind me. I could feel the rubber starting to build, so I just tried to be as conservative as I could with my tires,” Bayston said. “I can’t thank Kevin and Jordan Swindell, as well as my parents, enough for this opportunity. They have done so much with this program. This is going to be a fun year.”

One week from today, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their April tour of The Buckeye State with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 22. It will be the first of four Wayne County Speedway appearances by “America’s Series” in 2017, one of which during the upcoming edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, as well as the second running of the Pete Jacobs Memorial worth $10,000 on Sunday, September 3. Next Saturday’s Wayne County Speedway showcase will be the first official event of the 2017 season for “Orrville’s Historic Oval;” the 57th visit by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions since 1970.

Wayne County Speedway will open gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 22. Qualifying time trials are scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:00pm, followed by an entire Arctic Cat All Star program complete with heat races and respective main events. Those interested in learning more should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park- Saturday, April 15, 2017:
HD Supply Spring Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer (12.531 seconds)
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tyler Esh (12.635 seconds)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Shawn Dancer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Spencer Bayston
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jordan Ryan
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Chris Andrews
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cole Duncan
JE Pistons Dash #2: Carson Macedo
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Helms
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+18)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Thomas Meseraull (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Max Stambaugh
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.35-Tyler Esh, 12.635; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.694; 3.45L-Brian Lay, 12.701; 4.39-Spencer Bayston, 12.768; 5.22C-Cole Duncan, 12.830; 6.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.847; 7.3G-Carson Macedo, 12.891; 8.49-Shawn Dancer, 12.900; 9.5R-Byron Reed, 12.909; 10.22B-Ryan Broughton, 12.979; 11.23-DJ Foos, 13.018; 12.17-Caleb Helms, 13.056; 13.16-Chris Andrews, 13.084; 14.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.106; 15.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.151; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.172; 17.9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.183; 18.33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.195; 19.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.225; 20.95-Hunter Mackison, 13.257; 21.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.267; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.283; 23.11N-Dale Blaney, 13.312; 24.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.327; 25.60-Jody Keegan, 13.356; 26.5-Jordan Harble, 13.370; 27.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.375; 28.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.380; 29.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.381; 30.8-Dean Jacobs, 13.429; 31.35s-Stuart Brubaker, 13.442; 32.13-Brandon Matus, 13.456; 33.59-Ryan Smith, 13.481; 34.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.499; 35.9C-Roger Campbell, 13.505; 36.9X-Thomas Meseraull, 13.626; 37.60K-Kory Crabtree, 13.670; 38.4H-Tracy Hines, 13.700; 39.15H-Mitch Harble, 13.712; 40.4-Brian Smith, 13.739; 41.1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.754; 42.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.865; 43.9-Ryan Linder, 13.888; 44.22M-Dan McCarron, 14.034; 45.51-John Garvin, 14.580; 46.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.741; 47.33-Brent Matus, 14.863;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer[3] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 4. 35s-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[2] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 7. 4H-Tracy Hines[10] ; 8. 9-Ryan Linder[11] ; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell[9] ; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard[12] ; 11. 33M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 12. 60-Jody Keegan[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo[5] ; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan[1] ; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 6. 35-Tyler Esh[4] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 8-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger[9] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[12] ; 11. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 12. 15H-Mitch Harble[11]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)
1. 9M-Jordan Ryan[1] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 23-DJ Foos[2] ; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. 59-Ryan Smith[9] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 9. 4-Brian Smith[10] ; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron[11] ; 11. 51-John Garvin[12] ; 12. 5-Jordan Harble[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)
1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 5. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[8] ; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison[2] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[5] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[7] ; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[11] ; 11. 60K-Kory Crabtree[9]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 9M-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston[5] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo[2] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[4] ; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)
1. 60K-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 2. 22M-Dan McCarron[9] ; 3. 4H-Tracy Hines[3] ; 4. 51-John Garvin[10] ; 5. 9C-Roger Campbell[1] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[11] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 8. 9-Ryan Linder[8] ; 9. 4-Brian Smith[5] ; 10. 15H-Mitch Harble[4] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison[6] ; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 33M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 5. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 6. 35-Tyler Esh[1] ; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 8. 60K-Kory Crabtree[15] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[11] ; 10. 59-Ryan Smith[14] ; 11. 5-Jordan Harble[9] ; 12. 95-Hunter Mackison[5] ; 13. 22M-Dan McCarron[16] ; 14. 8-Dean Jacobs[12] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[13] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[10]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston[7] ; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 11N-Dale Blaney[14] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 7. 59-Ryan Smith[25] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 9. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 10. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 11. 9X-Thomas Meseraull[20] ; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[17] ; 13. 17-Caleb Helms[21] ; 14. 9M-Jordan Ryan[3] ; 15. 33M-Max Stambaugh[23] ; 16. 35s-Stuart Brubaker[16] ; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton[18] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 19. 49-Shawn Dancer[4] ; 20. 9-Ryan Linder[26] ; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[19] ; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo[2] ; 23. 23-DJ Foos[11] ; 24. 22-Brandon Spithaler[10] ; 25. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[13] ; 26. 81-Lee Jacobs[22] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan [1-7]; Carson Macedo [8-13]; Spencer Bayston [14-40]

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/15/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 968
2. Caleb Armstrong: 888
3. Caleb Helms: 836
4. Ryan Smith: 782
5. Donny Schatz: 742
6. Max Stambaugh: 728
7. T.J. Michael: 726
8. Tim Shaffer: 716
9. Danny Dietrich: 702
10. David Gravel: 696

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set to invade Attica Raceway Park for HD Supply Spring Nationals

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 12, 2017) - After opening the month of April with a visit to Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe on Sunday, April 9, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will move forward and continue their April march through The Buckeye State with a visit to the Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 15, joining a competitive, local contingent of open wheel competitors for the annual HD Supply Spring Nationals worth $5,000. Nearly 20 full-time Arctic Cat All Stars will invade northwest Ohio on Saturday evening; the second of three Ohio appearances for the Series during the month of April.

Saturday’s visit to Attica will be the first of four during the 2017 season for “America’s Series,” as well as the 113th total appearance since the Series first visited the 1/3-mile, clay oval on September 4, 1989. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions last visited the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” on Saturday, September 3, during the inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio. Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild was the main event winner, scoring $10,000 for his efforts, as well as a second career Arctic Cat All Star victory at Attica Raceway Park.

Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Stars into action on Saturday afternoon. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist is the current Series point leader and the most recent feature winner, earning high honors at Atomic Speedway on Sunday, April 9. A last lap pass solidified his position on top of the podium, overtaking the top spot from Lee Jacobs who led the first 29 laps of the 30-lap feature program. Including his recent victory, Kemenah has three top-five finishes during his first six Arctic Cat All Star main event starts.

New Castle, Indiana’s Caleb Armstrong will enter the HD Supply Spring Nationals currently second in the Arctic Cat All Star championship standings, followed by Donny Schatz, Caleb Helms and Danny Dietrich. Armstrong has two top-five finishes on the season, settling for 16th during his most recent All Star start at Atomic Speedway after battling early for a podium finish.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates for the HD Supply Spring Nationals at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 15. A full program of Arctic Cat All Star competition, complete with hot laps, qualifying time trials, heat races, and respective mains, will launch at 6:00pm, sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/9/2017): 1. Chad Kemenah: 828 2. Caleb Armstrong: 754 3. Donny Schatz: 742 4. Caleb Helms: 712 5. Danny Dietrich: 702 6. David Gravel: 696 7. Kerry Madsen: 674 8. Greg Hodnett: 656 9. Ryan Smith: 646 10. Ian Madsen: 638

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Chad Kemenah earns Arctic Cat All Star victory at Atomic Speedway with dramatic final lap pass

CHILLICOTHE, OH (April 9, 2017) - In dramatic fashion, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah scored his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2017 season on Sunday night in Chillicothe, Ohio, driving around race leader Lee Jacobs on the final circuit to score $5,000 at Atomic Speedway. The five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, who started sixth on the main event grid, used a late-race caution and a wide, slicked-off racing surface to help stage his dramatic finish.

“Before heading out for the feature, my car owner, who is the greatest guy in the world, told me ‘remember, this is where we won our championship.’ That really gives you something to think about before going out to race,” Chad Kemenah explained. “I can’t say enough about Rob Hunter and this team. My brother does one heck of a job. He really makes my job easy.”

Outside pole-sitter Lee Jacobs took command during the drop of the initial green flag, soon followed by fellow full-time All Star Ryan Smith and Lockbourne, Ohio, native Cole Duncan to complete lap number one. Jacobs maintained control for the first 29 circuits, at one point separating himself from the rest of the field by nearly three seconds. Traffic came into play for the first time on lap eight, eventually allowing Armstrong, who overtook the second position just before halfway, and Duncan to close-in on the 1881 Racing/Simcox Grinding & Steel/No. 81.

Chad Kemenah, who already climbed two positions to find himself just outside of a podium spot, caught a big break on lap 20 when Duncan and Armstrong made contact with a spinning lapped car between turns one and two, also nearly collecting Lee Jacobs. Armstrong would get the worst of the incident and suffer from a flat left rear tire, forcing the New Castle, Indiana, native to restart at the rear of the field. Despite wing damage, Duncan maintained his position in the running order; keeping momentum and not stopping on the race track after making contact. With Armstrong surrendering his position, Kemenah moved into third for the restart, eventually moving by Duncan for second on lap 22.

Chasing Jacobs through traffic, Kemenah made his bid for the top spot on the 30th and final circuit, driving by Jacobs at the exit of turn two and surviving a last-ditch effort pass by the No. 81 through the final corner. Lee Jacobs would hold on to finish second, followed by Ryan Smith, Cole Duncan, and Dale Blaney.

For Kemenah, the victory was the 31st of his career during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition and his second at Atomic Speedway. With his victory, equaling his third top-five finish of the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star season, the pilot of the Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H officially takes command of the Arctic Cat All Star championship point chase.

“The clearer the race track got, the better I got. We didn’t have a spectacular qualifying effort here tonight, but my crew kept plugging away. This is probably one of my favorite race tracks in the country. I want to thank all of you for coming out here and supporting [Brad McCown] and this race. Hopefully we put on one heck of a show for you guys,” said Chad Kemenah as he addressed the crowd.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition in less than a week, revisiting Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Saturday, April 15, for the 2017 HD Supply Spring Nationals. “America’s Series” last visited the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” on Saturday, September 3, during the inaugural Dirt Classic Ohio. Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild scored the $10,000 top prize; the 13th Arctic Cat All Star victory of his career and his second-ever at Attica Raceway Park. The HD Supply Spring Nationals visit will go down in the books as the 113th total appearance at Attica Raceway Park by the Arctic Cat All Stars since their first visit on September 4, 1989.

HD Supply Spring Nationals gates are scheduled to open at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 15. Action will hit the speedway at 6:00pm, sharp, beginning with hot laps and qualifying time trials, followed by heat races and respective main events. Those who would like to learn more should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Sunday, April 9, 2017:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 12.168 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Max Stambaugh - 12.717 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Danny Smith
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jimmy Stinson
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
JE Pistons Dash #2: Lee Jacobs
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Caleb Helms
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Helms (+11)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms
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
1.22C-Cole Duncan, 12.580; 2.33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.717; 3.4-Danny Smith, 12.933; 4.A67-Brandon Wimmer, 13.171; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.177; 6.6M-Jac Haudenschild, 13.238; 7.11N-Dale Blaney, 13.261; 8.59-Ryan Smith, 13.316; 9.49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.325; 10.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.362; 11.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.404; 12.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.551; 13.56R-Ryan Myers, 13.568; 14.17-Caleb Helms, 13.652; 15.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.705; 16.35-Tyler Esh, 13.752; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 13.777; 18.22D-Josh Davis, 13.796; 19.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.854; 20.7K-Cale Conley, 13.899; 21.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.960; 22.33-Brent Matus, 14.038; 23.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.070; 24.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 14.072; 25.7J-Joe Swanson, 14.275; 26.40-Mark Imler, 14.307; 27.60-Kory Crabtree, 14.320; 28.5-Jordan Harble, 14.497; 29.1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.584; 30.9J-Jessie McCreary, 14.610; 31.13-Brandon Matus, 14.623; 32.9C-Roger Campbell, 14.641; 33.45-Trevor Baker, 14.649; 34.51-John Garvin, 14.697; 35.49H-Bradley Howard, 14.925; 36.95-Hunter Mackison, 15.148; 37.9-Ryan Linder, 15.164; 38.80-Lance Webb, 15.399; 39.83X-Nate Reeser, 16.434;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer[1] ; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 7. 35-Tyler Esh[6] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 9. 9C-Roger Campbell[9] ; 10. 95-Hunter Mackison[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 59-Ryan Smith[3] ; 3. 11N-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 56R-Ryan Myers[1] ; 5. 22D-Josh Davis[5] ; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson[6] ; 7. 9J-Jessie McCreary[10] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 9. 5-Jordan Harble[9] ; 10. 40-Mark Imler[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton[6] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 8. 17-Caleb Helms[1] ; 9. 51-John Garvin[9] ; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[5] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 3. 7K-Cale Conley[2] ; 4. 15H-Mitch Harble[1] ; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[3] ; 6. 45-Trevor Baker[6] ; 7. 9-Ryan Linder[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 9. 80-Lance Webb[9]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[2] ; 4. A67-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer[5]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 17-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 33-Brent Matus[5] ; 3. 5-Jordan Harble[9] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 6. 35-Tyler Esh[2] ; 7. 9J-Jessie McCreary[11] ; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler[4] ; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison[10] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[13] ; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser[19] ; 12. 9-Ryan Linder[17] ; 13. 7J-Joe Swanson[6] ; 14. 95-Hunter Mackison[16] ; 15. 9C-Roger Campbell[12] ; 16. 80-Lance Webb[18] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 18. 51-John Garvin[14] ; 19. 40-Mark Imler[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 11N-Dale Blaney[12] ; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[5] ; 7. 49x-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 33M-Max Stambaugh[8] ; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich[13] ; 10. 17-Caleb Helms[21] ; 11. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[11] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 13. 7K-Cale Conley[14] ; 14. 13-Brandon Matus[20] ; 15. A67-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 17. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[18] ; 18. 15H-Mitch Harble[17] ; 19. 22D-Josh Davis[19] ; 20. 35-Tyler Esh[26] ; 21. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 22. 5-Jordan Harble[23] ; 23. 9-Ryan Linder[25] ; 24. 33-Brent Matus[22] ; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16] ; 26. 56R-Ryan Myers[15] Lap Leaders: Lee Jacobs [1-29]; Chad Kemenah [30]

2017 Arctic Cat All Star Point Standings (4/9/2017):
1. Chad Kemenah: 828
2. Caleb Armstrong: 754
3. Donny Schatz: 742
4. Caleb Helms: 712
5. Danny Dietrich: 702
6. Davel Gravel: 696
7. Kerry Madsen: 674
8. Greg Hodnett: 656
9. Ryan Smith: 646
10. Ian Madsen: 638

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:
Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set to continue season with Atomic Speedway visit on Sunday, April 9; A wet weather forecast during week pushes Atomic event back one day

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 4, 2017) - After a near-two month hiatus, last sanctioning competition on Thursday, February 16, at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are set to return to work, this time north of the Mason-Dixon Line where the Series will stay for the remainder of the season.

Boasting a roster of nearly 20 full-time competitors, “America’s Series” will resume competition with a visit to the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, on Sunday, April 9; the lone Arctic Cat All Star program of the upcoming weekend and the first of six events during the month of April. Full-time Arctic Cat All Star teams, led by five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Chad Kemenah, will battle the best-of-the-best in the Buckeye State during their invasion of southern Ohio, including a strong contingent of Ohio Sprint Car Series regulars.

“We are definitely excited to host the Arctic Cat All Stars for their first Ohio appearance of 2017,” Brad McCown said, Atomic Speedway promoter. “It was in our best interest to move the event to Sunday rather than host it on Saturday. With so much rain in the forecast for this week, an extra day will give the facility more time to dry, as well as give me an extra day to work on the track. I think this decision will benefit everyone involved.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made an Atomic Speedway appearance on two separate occasions in 2016, one of which during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket where Kyle Larson, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader, was the victor. Sheldon Haudenschild, the current World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year point leader, was the second winner at Atomic Speedway in 2016, earning the Arctic Cat All Star finale victory on October 22.

In addition, Sunday’s showcase will mark down as the 80th appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway since June 14, 1980. Bobby Allen was the victor; his first of three main event wins at the speedway between 1980 and 1987. Dale Blaney, the all-time Arctic Cat All Star win leader with 134 victories, owns the Atomic Speedway/Arctic Cat All Star win record with ten; his first occurring in 1994 and his most recent occurring in 2015.

“Between the large following of full-time All Star competitors, and the tough field of local and regional talent expected to be on hand, I think we have the making for a great battle on Sunday evening,” Brad McCown explained. “Hopefully the weather cooperates and we give fans something extra special to talk about on Monday morning.”

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open pit gates at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 9. General admission gates are scheduled to open at 3:00pm, followed by hot laps at 5:00pm. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 4:30pm. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the event should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web 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 its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions welcome Series Supporters for 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 29, 2017) - With the 2017 season officially underway, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions is pleased to officially welcome new, as well as returning, Series partners, each bringing a significant level of support that will help fuel one of America's oldest and most prestigious touring sprint car series. Boasting a roster of nearly 20 full-time travelers, the Arctic Cat All Stars will take on a schedule exceeding 50 events in 2017, spanning nearly nine months from start to finish.

As previously announced, Arctic Cat, the official recreational vehicle of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, returns in 2017 as the title sponsor, extending its relationship with “America’s Series” through the 2018 season. With the intent to develop a sturdy connection with devoted race fans, Arctic Cat will promote their product line through a number of displays that will be on hand during select events throughout the season. Arctic Cat representatives will give fans an opportunity to see new product line, as well as learn about special sales and savings.

Effective immediately, Ford Performance, one of the world’s leaders in motorsports performance and racing operations, is now a proud partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. On top of its commitment with the Series, Ford Performance will also take on the presenting role during an upcoming visit to the Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, on Friday, May 19.

In addition to Arctic Cat and Ford Performance, a multitude of All Star partners that were associated with the Series in 2016 will continue their relationships in 2017.

“We are proud to be associated with each and every one of our Series partners,” Tony Stewart explained, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Lucky for us, we’ve had the opportunity to build great relationships during the last two seasons. We prioritize their commitment to our Series. In return, we’ll do our best to promote those who support the All Stars.”

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions partners:

All Star Circuit of Champions Title Sponsor - Arctic Cat

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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Hoosier Tire

About Hoosier Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire supplier of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions! Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide. Visit the brand new HoosierTire.com website for the best in hats, shirts and all Hoosier apparel. Receive special offers and stay up-to-date with their weekly promotions by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HoosierTire

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor & Main Event Contingency Award Sponsor - Daido Engine Bearings

About Daido: 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 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The same technology that has helped power winners at Daytona, Indy, Le Mans and Monte Carlo is used in every bearing made for stock block race engines across America. For more information, visit www.daidometal.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor - Ford Performance

About Ford Performance: Ford's racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, Formula Ford (Formula Four), and NHRA sportsmen drag racing. In addition, Ford's action motorsport programs involve FIA World Rallycross and Formula Drift. The organization also oversees the development and marketing of Ford's racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing's activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor - Hunt Brothers Pizza

About Hunt Brothers 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 original and thin crust pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, breakfast pizzas, plus Hunt Brothers Pizza Wings and WingBites®. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunt Brothers Pizza is family owned and operated with more than 25 years of experience in offering all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

All Star Circuit of Champions Heat Race Sponsor - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: Since 1986, All Pro Cylinder Heads has successfully produced the absolute best small block Chevrolet, LS Gen 3 and W9RP Mopar cylinder heads available. Developed for top engine builders worldwide, the family owned business of Bob and Susie Williams is proud to manufacture all American made cylinder heads in Johnstown, Ohio. The dedicated staff at All Pro supplies powerful parts to a majority of champions in series such as the All Star Circuit of Champions, PA Posse, World of Outlaws, LSX Drag Radial, Off Road Baja 1000 and many more. All Pro is honored to serve the best customers in the business with the highest quality parts and Service possible. For more information, visit All Pro online at www.allproheads.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Fast Time Contingency Award Sponsor - Lincoln Electric

About 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. For more information, visit www.lincolnelectric.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Hard Charger Contingency Sponsor - MSD Performance

About MSD: 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.

All Star Circuit of Champions Dash Sponsor - JE Pistons

About JE Pistons: With 70 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in forged racing pistons. JE offers the largest selection of off-the-shelf racing pistons for all popular engine combinations. JE can also manufacture custom pistons for your race engine in only two weeks. In a rush? - JE offers expedited services that can complete your custom piston order in only five days. If you demand the highest quality American-made pistons for your race engine, call JE Pistons today, or visit online at www.jepistons.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Dash Sponsor - Kistler Racing Products

About Kistler Racing Products: Kistler Racing Products is proud to provide a wide array of high quality, dependable and race winning capable parts, most in stock. Kistler Racing Products and Kistler Engines are proud of their unique niche – the only comprehensive shop for dirt sprints in the United States where you can build a car from the ground up including motor and arrive at the race track in a one-stop shopping atmosphere.

All Star Circuit of Champions B-Main Sponsor - Classic Ink Screenprinting & Embroidery

About Classic Ink: Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery is constantly testing the limits of custom racewear and specialized embroidery. Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Classic Ink holds the highest standard, maximizing your return, as well as the ultimate customer satisfaction. From "Track Swag" fan wear to "Quick Crew" crew wear, Classic Ink has you covered. Their dedicated staff and graphic design team will be sure to keep your race team, and your fans, looking sharp on and off the racing surface. Contact Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery today and get your race team ahead of the competition. Visit www.classicinkusa.com. That's Classic Ink; "at the track and on your back!"

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver’s Meeting Sponsor - EMi

About EMi: Beginner to professional, EMi equips race teams with chassis, components, and knowledge to win races. Building Sprint Cars, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, and Micros, EMi’s dedicated sales and technical support staff are ready to assist you. Visit www.EagleMotorsports.com to begin your #EMinent journey.

All Star Circuit of Champions Hot Laps Sponsor - State Water Heaters

About State Water Heaters: In 1946, State Water Heaters was founded by Herbert Lindahl, Sr. as a small entrepreneurial company producing coal and wood-burning stoves in a garage in Nashville, Tennessee. In the years that followed, State expanded and became a leader in the water heating industry, through steadfast commitments to seeking new materials, new technology and innovative engineering techniques. When it comes to building durability into a product, nobody does it like State. Learn more at www.statewaterheaters.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Outback Steakhouse

About Outback Steakhouse: Australia inspires a fresh take on life. That seize-the-day mindset reflects in all that Outback does - especially in the menu. Outback serves up a wide variety of innovative creations, bold flavors and traditional classics, made fresh to order and how you want it. Enjoy mouthwatering steaks, grilled chicken, ribs, fresh seafood and the world famous Bloomin' Onion(R) all at affordable prices down under. Don't forget Outback’s unique cocktails, wines, premium liquors and beer - domestic, craft, import, and Aussie! For more information, visit www.outback.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor- Cometic Gasket

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket is the Official Gasket of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Cometic is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powe sports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic gaskets are must-haves for championship-winning teams across the globe. Cometic Gaskets are proudly made in the USA. For more information, log on to www.cometic.com. Cometic Gasket. Sealing championships since 1989.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts

About Elliott’s: Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, also carrying Haulmark Toter Homes, Bolt Trucks and Haulmark Trailers, 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.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Kear’s Speed Shop

About Kear’s Speed Shop: Kear’s Speed Shop out of Tiffin, Ohio, has been in the racing business since 1969, serving teams all over the United States. For more information, visit Kear’s Speed Shop live on the Web at www.kearsspeedshop.com, or call today at 419-448-9551.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Kistler Engines

About Kistler: 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.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Racing Electronics

About Racing Electronics: Racing Electronics is the worldwide leader in two-way communications equipment for motorsports drivers, teams, series, venues, and fans, as well as the exclusive provider of FanVision technology to NASCAR, NHRA and Red Bull Global Rallycross. Racing Electronics offers reliable, industry-tested equipment and best-in-class customer service throughout the motorsports industry. Founded in New Jersey in 1988, Racing Electronics has called Concord, N.C., home since 2005. For more information, visit www.racingelectronics.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Jake’s Carts

About Jake’s Cart: Jake’s Golf Carts, “America’s Home for Custom Carts” is a proud golf cart provider for the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions. Jake’s has proudly supported both local and national dirt track racing for over 20 years. Did you know Jake’s ship carts nationwide and offers financing for as low as 0%? If you are in the market for a golf cart give Jake’s a call and mention the All-Star Circuit of Champions for a special racing discount or you can check them out at www.jakesgolfcarts.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Schoenfeld Headers

About Schoenfeld: Founded in 1974 by Don Schoenfeld, Schoenfeld Headers is the world’s largest manufacturer of circle-track headers, specializing in a variety of high-quality exhaust parts, including turn-downs, extensions, tubing bends and elbows, race mufflers, insert mufflers, mandrel bends, exhaust reducers, header gaskets, and more. Schoenfeld Headers is based in Van Buren, Arkansas. We truly make exhaust applications for anything with an engine. From mini sprints to sprint cars, midgets and late models, dirt or asphalt, all the way up through the world of truck and tractor pulling and marine as well. Schoenfeld has a system for your needs, including muscle and passenger cars. Schoenfeld Headers also has state of the art CNC bending and welding equipment, as well as a state of the art chassis dyno facility. Therefore our quality and craftsmanship are second to none, making them the most popular name in racing headers. We remain committed to the Saturday night racer, providing the very best in “Performance, Quality, and Value”

All Star Circuit of Champions Series Sponsor - Donovan Engineering

About Donovan Engineering: Donovan Engineering Corporation has been making aluminum engine blocks since 1971 with the Donovan 417 which was based on the 1958 Chrysler 392 Hemi. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility has provided engine builders around the world with aluminum engine blocks based on the small block Chevy, big block Chevy, Model-D, and the 417 Hemi. For more information, please visit Donovan live on the Web at www.donovanengines.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.

 

 

Ford Performance presents the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Kokomo Speedway; Advance tickets now available

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 21, 2017) - For the first and only time in 2017, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the famed Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, set to battle head-to-head with some of the nation’s most talented open wheel competitors, one of which will be three-time NASCAR Cup champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions - Tony Stewart. This will be Stewart’s only Indiana start in a 410 cubic inch winged sprint car in 2017.

“I want to thank Ford Performance for coming on board and helping us bring the Arctic Cat All Stars back to Kokomo Speedway,“ Tony Stewart explained. “Our expectations are high this year. I know we had quite the heatwave during our visit last July, but I’m sure the weather will be much more favorable in May. I’m also thrilled for the opportunity to race during this event. Sprint Cars have always been a passion of mine, so any time I have an opportunity to race, I take full advantage of it. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Race fans will have the opportunity to witness Tony Stewart challenge nearly 20 full-time Arctic Cat All Star travelers during the upcoming Kokomo invasion, as well as an expected regional turnout of sprint car talent, led by five-time and defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah. Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser is also expected to defend the All Star banner during the Kokomo Speedway appearance, as well as Caleb Armstrong, Caleb Helms, Ryan Smith, T.J. Michael, and Rookie of the Year contender Max Stambaugh. Rico Abreu, a two-time Chili Bowl Nationals champion and the 2016 Dirt Classic Indiana winner at Kokomo Speedway, will also be on hand.

The one-night Kokomo Speedway return, made possible by Ford Performance, will take shape on Friday evening, May 19; the first of three events on the weekend schedule for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. A full program will be on the Kokomo agenda, complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast.

In addition, fans will have an opportunity to participate in a closed autograph session featuring Tony Stewart. The first 150 fans to purchase advance tickets online will have the opportunity to participate in the pre-race autograph session scheduled for 5:00pm at Tony Stewart’s merchandise trailer just outside of the main gates. Those who purchase an online ticket and qualify for the closed autograph session will be notified with additional information via email closer to the event.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway presented by Ford Performance on May 19 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved Seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit Passes: $35.

Additional news and updates pertaining to this event will be shared online in the near future, as well as on all of the available Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions social media networks.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its 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. More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

 

 

David Gravel gets a Gator; wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals finale at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, FL (February 16, 2017) - For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet to lead all 30 circuits around the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile.

“This is definitely awesome,” David Gravel stated in victory lane. “I’ve never got to win in Florida and I’ve never got to win one of these gator trophies, so this is definitely cool. I have to thank all of the guys on the team; Barry, Zack, Derrick, Chad, Jen. They all did a great job preparing these race cars all winter. All of my sponsors; they make all of this possible. We are working for really good things this year, so this is a great start to that.”

Gravel, who started on the outside-front row, wasted no time getting to the front of the field, taking command during the initial drop of the green flag and stretching his early advantage to a near-three second lead. Even with two cautions, traffic coming into play by lap 10, and an abrasive coat of rubber starting to form on the surface of the speedway by lap 15, the pilot of the CJB Motorsports/GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 5 continued to hold his advantage, navigating forward while keeping Donny Schatz at a distance.

“[Donny Schatz] is definitely the best, so anytime you have an opportunity to beat him is a great thing,” Gravel stated. “The rubber started to come into play, so I had a little bit of an advantage at the end of the race. I was trying not to miss my marks while racing through traffic. I wanted to take my time and make sure I didn’t slip my tires. Our tires just made it, so thank goodness for that.”

With his second place performance, Donny Schatz, pilot of the familiar Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Arctic Cat/No. 15, will end his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Florida campaign with three victories and two runner-up finishes.

“We are happy with that,” Donny Schatz said regarding his Arctic Cat All Star performances in Florida. “The track kinda caught us off guard here tonight. I really didn’t expect it to take rubber like that, but it did, so it kinda set us up for a difficult second-half of the race. That’s the way it goes some days. This Arctic Cat team does a phenomenal job. I think we would rather have five victories during the last week, but who wouldn’t.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy a seven week hiatus before returning to competition on Saturday evening, April 8, at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. “America’s Series” hosted competition at the southern Ohio highbanks on two separate occasions in 2016; once during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, and once again on October 22 during the Arctic Cat All Star championship weekend. NASCAR Cup star Kyle Larson earned the speedweek victory, with Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild taking high honors on championship weekend.

Those seeking additional information regarding Atomic Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Thursday, February 16, 2017:
Event: 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 33 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 13.644 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Christopher Bell (6th) - 13.420 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Armstrong
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kerry Madsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Justin Henderson
JE Pistons Dash #1: Caleb Armstrong
JE Pistons Dash #2: David Gravel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Joey Saldana
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: David Gravel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+3)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Aaron Reutzel
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Mark Dobmeier
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.15-Donny Schatz, 13.271; 2.5-David Gravel, 13.311; 3.49-Brad Sweet, 13.317; 4.21-Brian Brown, 13.357; 5.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.415; 6.14-Christopher Bell, 13.420; 7.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.475; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.479; 9.13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 13.497; 10.5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.513; 11.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.528; 12.2-Shane Stewart, 13.554; 13.2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.558; 14.4-Paul McMahan, 13.599; 15.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.607; 16.17-Caleb Helms, 13.612; 17.24-Rico Abreu, 13.617; 18.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.622; 19.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.703; 20.59H-Justin Henderson, 13.741; 21.59-Ryan Smith, 13.770; 22.13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.783; 23.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.790; 24.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.800; 25.18-Ian Madsen, 13.818; 26.19-Brent Marks, 13.846; 27.7W-Tasker Phillips, 13.907; 28.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.129; 29.13-Brandon Matus, 14.298; 30.51-John Garvin, 14.354; 31.33-Brent Matus, 14.651; 32.1Z-Dale Blaney, 99.260; 33.8M-TJ Michael, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 14-Christopher Bell[2] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[3] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart[6] ; 6. 17s-Joey Saldana[5] ; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 4-Paul McMahan[2] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[5] ; 6. 51-John Garvin[7] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[6]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 21-Brian Brown[4] ; 4. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[3] ; 5. 19-Brent Marks[8] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[7] ; 7. 17-Caleb Helms[6] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 59H-Justin Henderson[1] ; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2] ; 3. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 4. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[4] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 7. 59-Ryan Smith[5] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[5] ; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps)
1. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 59H-Justin Henderson[3] ; 5. 14-Christopher Bell[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 17s-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 17-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 5. 7W-Tasker Phillips[7] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 51-John Garvin[10] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[11] ; 10. 59-Ryan Smith[4] ; 11. O7-Jacob Wilson[8] ; 12. 1Z-Dale Blaney[12] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[13]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 7. 14-Christopher Bell[10] ; 8. 9-Daryn Pittman[17] ; 9. 4-Paul McMahan[12] ; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel[9] ; 11. 24-Rico Abreu[13] ; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett[14] ; 13. 19-Brent Marks[20] ; 14. 21-Brian Brown[11] ; 15. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[15] ; 16. 17s-Joey Saldana[19] ; 17. 59H-Justin Henderson[8] ; 18. 18-Ian Madsen[23] ; 19. 17-Caleb Helms[21] ; 20. 11K-Kraig Kinser[22] ; 21. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[6] ; 22. 13D-Danny Dietrich[16] ; 23. 2-Shane Stewart[18] ; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[24] Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-30

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.

 

Donny Schatz holds back Kyle Larson for DIRTcar Nationals win against Arctic Cat All Stars

BARBERVILLE, FL (February 15, 2017) - For the third time in his last four attempts, and for the 16th time in his career, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time during night two of the 46th edition of the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. The victory, a mere .113 second advantage at the final checkers, came over Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson; the main event’s 15th starter who charged to second in 30 circuits aboard a second Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry.

“This is all because of this race team,” Donny Schatz explained in Volusia Speedway Park victory lane. “I’ve been racing with these guys for a long time; Ricky [Warner] and I have been together for nearly 10 years. This is not something that is built overnight. They work their tails off and do an incredible job. We never fail to learn from our mistakes and I learn from mine. We have Mark Miller from Arctic Cat with us here tonight, so we want to wish him the best. We’re glad to have him here to see a victory. He missed a few last weekend, but this is a great way to start the new week.”

Chad Kemenah jumped to the early advantage from the outside of the front row, utilizing the very topside of the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile to officially lead lap one over pole sitter Donny Schatz and fourth starting Brad Sweet. By lap five, Kemenah’s advantage stretched to nearly three seconds, catching the tail of the field for the first time on lap six. Schatz allowed traffic to work to his advantage, slowly erasing all of Kemenah’s lead by lap ten and taking command for the first time on lap 14.

The main event’s first of two red flag incidents appeared on lap 17 involving Brownsburg, Indiana’s Joey Saldana and Eunice, Louisiana’s Jason Johnson, each racing in reach of a podium position at the time of the caution. Saldana and Johnson, who started sixth and tenth on the main event grid, commenced a three car battle for second with Chad Kemenah on lap 16, only to make contact the following circuit. Although unable to return to the speedway, Saldana and Johnson walked away unharmed.

Green flag action returned to the speedway for two circuits before the main event’s second and final red flag appeared on lap 20, this time for Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks. Like Saldana and Johnson, Marks walked away unharmed, but was unable to return to action.

A caution on lap 22 would halt the feature field for the final time, giving Donny Schatz an open track and clean air. In the meantime, Larson, aboard the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/No. 14, was already in striking distance; taking advantage of all three cautions to inch himself forward to third in the running order. By lap 28, Larson moved by Chad Kemenah for second, resetting his focus toward the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15 of Donny Schatz.

“I couldn’t feel anybody coming. It’s not my job to pay attention to what is behind me,” Donny Schatz explained in victory lane. “Somebody had to be coming. That’s what racers do and Kyle [Larson] is a great racer. He’s an aggressive racer and that helped put him in the position that he was in. I know he’s driving a really good race car, so that obviously helps, too.”

With slower traffic blocking Schatz's momentum, one final lunge on lap 30 would put Kyle Larson on the back bumper of the North Dakota native, ultimately racing through the final corner nearly side-by-side. Schatz would hang on to win by .113 seconds, followed by Kyle Larson, Chad Kemenah, Daryn Pittman, and Brad Sweet.

“I was coming up on traffic and I couldn’t get off the top,” Schatz said. “I tried to slide the lapped car in the last corner, but he ended up finding some speed somewhere and kept himself going. That forced me to kinda go back to the top and park myself there.”

For Larson, it was his first-ever appearance at Volusia Speedway Park, as well as his first time in the cockpit of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/No. 14.

“Tonight was a lot of fun,” Kyle Larson explained. “I had a decent start and was able to get in line right away. I made up most of my time down the straightaways and was able to slide people through the corners, then get going back the other direction. That was the biggest key to me moving forward. I can’t thank Tony Stewart and everyone on this team enough. I called Tony today and told him I was going to put my seat in his car and race since Christopher Bell couldn’t make it. It all worked out great.”

Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2017 tour of the Sunshine State on Thursday evening, February 16, with the second of two DIRTcar Nationals programs at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. “America’s Series” will once again battle for a $5,000 top prize during their Volusia County takeover; the fifth and final Florida appearance for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2017.

Eight-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz is the defending Thursday night winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park, holding off Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney and eventual Knoxville Nationals champion Jason Johnson for the four-digit payday on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park should visit the facility live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Event: 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 13.904 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah (7th) - 13.385 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Donny Schatz All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lucas Wolfe Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Greg Hodnett JE Pistons Dash #1: Donny Schatz JE Pistons Dash #2: Chad Kemenah Classic Ink USA B-Main: Rico Abreu Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Donny Schatz MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kraig Kinser (+16) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Brad Sweet Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Paul McMahan Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ian Madsen (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying 1.21-Brian Brown, 13.221; 2.41-Jason Johnson, 13.295; 3.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.301; 4.5-David Gravel, 13.338; 5.49-Brad Sweet, 13.341; 6.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.370; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.385; 8.2-Shane Stewart, 13.440; 9.2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.442; 10.5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.472; 11.1Z-Dale Blaney, 13.524; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.529; 13.59H-Justin Henderson, 13.539; 14.14-Kyle Larson, 13.550; 15.15-Donny Schatz, 13.573; 16.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.593; 17.17-Caleb Helms, 13.613; 18.24-Rico Abreu, 13.614; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.629; 20.19-Brent Marks, 13.640; 21.59-Ryan Smith, 13.683; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.698; 23.13JT-Mark Dobmeier, 13.699; 24.18-Ian Madsen, 13.753; 25.4-Paul McMahan, 13.763; 26.13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.985; 27.O7-Jacob Wilson, 14.092; 28.87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.101; 29.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.179; 30.13-Brandon Matus, 14.274; 31.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 14.327; 32.7W-Tasker Phillips, 14.362; 33.51-John Garvin, 14.402; 34.33-Brent Matus, 14.996;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. 17-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 1Z-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 5. 19-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman[3] ; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[4] ; 4. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 6. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart[3] ; 4. 4-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel[8] ; 6. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[9] ; 8. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 9. 59-Ryan Smith[1]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 2. 17s-Joey Saldana[3] ; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 4. 14-Kyle Larson[6] ; 5. 21-Brian Brown[4] ; 6. 59H-Justin Henderson[5] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman[4] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[3]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[2] ; 3. 17s-Joey Saldana[5] ; 4. 21-Brian Brown[4] ; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[3]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 59H-Justin Henderson[1] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips[11] ; 9. O7-Jacob Wilson[7] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[13] ; 11. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10] ; 12. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 13. 51-John Garvin[12] ; 14. 59-Ryan Smith[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 14-Kyle Larson[15] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman[7] ; 5. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[22] ; 7. 1Z-Dale Blaney[13] ; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[11] ; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 10. 4-Paul McMahan[17] ; 11. 5-David Gravel[14] ; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen[12] ; 13. 17-Caleb Helms[3] ; 14. 27-Greg Hodnett[9] ; 15. 18-Ian Madsen[24] ; 16. 24-Rico Abreu[21] ; 17. 13JT-Mark Dobmeier[16] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[25] ; 19. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 20. 19-Brent Marks[18] ; 21. 17s-Joey Saldana[6] ; 22. 41-Jason Johnson[10] ; 23. 21-Brian Brown[8] ; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel[20] ; 25. 59H-Justin Henderson[23]; Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah 1-13; Donny Schatz 14-30

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.

 

 

Kerry Madsen stops the sweep at Bubba Raceway Park; wins Arctic Cat All Star Winter Nationals finale in Ocala, Florida

OCALA, FL (February 11, 2017) - In front of a near-standing room only turnout, “The Madman” Kerry Madsen ended all possibility for a “Schatz Sweep” during the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park; driving around the Fargo, North Dakota, native with just six laps remaining to solidify his place on top of the feature podium. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first podium finish of the Winter Nationals triple-header at Bubba Raceway Park, was the seventh of Madsen’s career, earning $5,000 in the process.

“This thing has been a rocket ship right from the drop of the gate,” Kerry Madsen explained, pilot of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 2M. “My guys, Guy and Nate, did a great job all winter prepping these race cars and getting everything set for Florida. It feels awesome to be this fast right from the start. We were so close on Thursday, so this definitely makes up for that. I can’t thank Todd and Luke enough for this opportunity. Hopefully they were tuned-in back in Minnesota and got to see this.”

Madsen never raced outside of the top-three the entire 30-lap distance, starting third initially and racing in that same position until just beyond the halfway signal. The St. Mary’s, New South Wales, Australia, native worked around the CJB Motorsports entry of David Gravel for second on lap 16, resetting his sights on back-to-back Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner Donny Schatz.

By lap 20, traffic started to intensify, allowing Madsen to cut away at Schatz’s one second advantage at the front of the field. The pair raced nearly nose-to-tail until Madsen made the winning move at the entrance of turn one on lap 24, taking command for the first time during the main event. Madsen would race ahead untouched the remaining distance, holding off a late charge by Donny Schatz and Tim Shaffer at the final checkers, each celebrating a third consecutive podium finish.

“We ended up cutting a tire somewhere around four or five laps to go in that race” Donny Schatz explained, pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/No. 15. “My late model experience actually helped me get through those last five laps. I was able to keep the car straight and hang on to that position. It is a tough deal, but we’ll move on and try again at Volusia.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy three days in the Florida sun before returning to competition on Wednesday evening, February 15, at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. “America’s Series” will take center stage at the Florida speed plant for two consecutive nights of competition; two of five total sprint car appearances during the 2017 DIRTcar Nationals schedule. The back-to-back Volusia Speedway Park appearances will each award $5,000 top prizes.

Those seeking additional news and information regarding the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park should visit the official online home of the DIRTcar Nationals: www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Saturday, February 11, 2017: Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kerry Madsen - 13.473 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kerry Madsen - 12.179 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Donny Schatz All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Armstrong Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ryan Smith Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Aaron Reutzel JE Pistons Dash #1: Donny Schatz JE Pistons Dash #2: David Gravel Classic Ink USA B-Main: Steve Buckwalter Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ian Madsen (+7) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith 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)

Qualifying 1.2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.179; 2.5-David Gravel, 12.554; 3.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.652; 4.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.656; 5.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.667; 6.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.685; 7.4-Danny Smith, 12.715; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.784; 9.14T-Tyler Clem, 12.828; 10.2-Parker Price-Miller, 12.869; 11.22-Cole Duncan, 12.876; 12.24-Rico Abreu, 12.888; 13.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.981; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 12.984; 15.M1-Mark Smith, 12.996; 16.59-Ryan Smith, 13.069; 17.45-Trevor Baker, 13.074; 18.4p-Paul McMahan, 13.113; 19.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.202; 20.21-Carson Short, 13.216; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.318; 22.13F-Todd Fayard, 13.335; 23.15-Donny Schatz, 13.388; 24.9-Ryan Linder, 13.436; 25.13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.464; 26.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.482; 27.40-Mark Imler, 13.496; 28.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.501; 29.18-Ian Madsen, 13.557; 30.33-Brent Matus, 13.567; 31.17-Caleb Helms, 13.635; 32.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.725; 33.13-Brandon Matus, 13.744; 34.51-John Garvin, 14.067; 35.76-David Jones, 14.567; 36.7W-Tasker Phillips, 14.691;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 4p-Paul McMahan[3] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[6] ; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 6. 17-Caleb Helms[7] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[8] ; 9. 76-David Jones[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 21-Carson Short[5] ; 6. 9-Ryan Linder[6] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 8. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. M1-Mark Smith[2] ; 3. 14T-Tyler Clem[4] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[3] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[9] ; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 8. 13F-Todd Fayard[6] ; 9. 40-Mark Imler[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[7] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. M1-Mark Smith[2] ; 4. 59-Ryan Smith[1] ; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5]

Dash 2 - (1 Laps) 1. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[4]

B-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 4. 17-Caleb Helms[11] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[7] ; 6. 40-Mark Imler[8] ; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson[9] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[14] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[13] ; 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips[16] ; 11. 76-David Jones[15] ; 12. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 13. 45-Trevor Baker[3] ; 14. 13F-Todd Fayard[5] ; 15. 9-Ryan Linder[6] ; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard[12]

A-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[10] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 8. M1-Mark Smith[5] ; 9. 18-Ian Madsen[16] ; 10. 59-Ryan Smith[7] ; 11. 4p-Paul McMahan[14] ; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 13. 21-Carson Short[19] ; 14. 14T-Tyler Clem[13] ; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser[9] ; 16. 13D-Danny Dietrich[20] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 18. 2-Parker Price-Miller[17] ; 19. 17-Caleb Helms[24] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 21. 7J-Joe Swanson[23] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[22] ; 23. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[21] ; 24. 24-Rico Abreu[18]

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.

 

 

Donny Schatz doubles up in Ocala against Arctic Cat All Stars; scores night two of Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, FL (February 10, 2017) - For the second time in as many days, Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in Ocala, Florida; scoring night two of the Sixth Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park. Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, took command of the 30-lap feature program on lap 25, overtaking the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer with an aggressive slide job nearing the exit of turn four. The Fargo, North Dakota, native scored $5,000 for his efforts, now increasing his career total to 15 against “America’s Series.”

“This is really cool,” Schatz said. “Every team in this pit area worked hard all winter long, but I have a group of guys that I thoroughly love racing with. They are like brothers that I never had, and to be able to get to victory lane is something we all want to do. It feels extra special to do that with Arctic Cat on board with our program.”

After a pair of cautions during the first two circuits, one of which during the initial start which resulted in a complete restart, the Winter Nationals main event officially commenced with Tim Shaffer taking control at the front of the field from the outside-pole position. Despite Shaffer’s attempt to drive away from fourth starting Donny Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion kept pace, never allowing Shaffer to escape on the open track, and eventually in traffic.

By lap 20, Schatz was on the back bumper of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/No.49X, continuing his pursuit through traffic while repeatedly attempting to drive under Shaffer at the exit of turn four. A negated slide job attempt on lap 24 was followed by a successful slide job attempt on lap 25, allowing Schatz to officially take command for the first time.

Schatz drove on to score the four-digit payday, navigating through traffic along the bottom groove of the speedway for the remaining five circuits. Tim Shaffer followed in second, a second consecutive runner-up performance for the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native, followed by David Gravel, Kerry Madsen and Joey Saldana.

“Great race,” Schatz explained. “The track kinda threw me for a loop there at the start of that race. I kept trying to make the topside work in one and two. I’m not sure if it was wet, or my fuel load kept me too loose, but I couldn’t make it work. Eventually the track changed to work in our advantage. That race was fun, though; the whole race was fun.”

“We are getting close. Definitely feels good to be this competitive,” Tim Shaffer said. “Those Tony Stewart Racing guys are fast right now, no denying that. I guess anytime you can finish second behind Schatz is pretty good.”

The Sixth Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude with a third and final program on Saturday evening, February 11. It will be the final Bubba Raceway Park appearance for the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017. The Winter Nationals finale will go 30 laps in distance, once again awarding a $5,000 top prize, as well as a full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship.

Those seeking additional news and information regarding Bubba Raceway Park, such as gate times and ticket prices, should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Friday, February 10, 2017: Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 38 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Donny Schatz 13.450 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kerry Madsen 12.105 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Joey Saldana All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Golf Carts Heat #4: Caleb Helms JE Pistons Dash #1: Joey Saldana JE Pistons Dash #2: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cole Duncan Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cole Duncan (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Joey Saldana Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ian Madsen 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)

Qualifying 1.2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.105; 2.15-Donny Schatz, 12.170; 3.24-Rico Abreu, 12.186; 4.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.330; 5.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.346; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.410; 7.14T-Tyler Clem, 12.425; 8.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.454; 9.17-Caleb Helms, 12.536; 10.5-David Gravel, 12.625; 11.4p-Paul McMahan, 12.717; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.725; 13.49H-Bradley Howard, 12.767; 14.22-Cole Duncan, 12.784; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 12.787; 16.M1-Mark Smith, 12.788; 17.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.866; 18.21-Carson Short, 12.897; 19.18-Ian Madsen, 12.984; 20.59-Ryan Smith, 12.985; 21.13D-Danny Dietrich, 12.995; 22.2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.005; 23.13-Brandon Matus, 13.009; 24.4-Danny Smith, 13.033; 25.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.112; 26.13F-Todd Fayard, 13.127; 27.45-Trevor Baker, 13.252; 28.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.273; 29.9-Ryan Linder, 13.313; 30.14-Tony Stewart, 13.387; 31.7W-Tasker Phillips, 13.474; 32.51-John Garvin, 13.555; 33.40-Mark Imler, 13.731; 34.76-David Jones, 13.755; 35.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.769; 36.5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.870; 37.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.975; 38.33-Brent Matus, 13.980;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 17s-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 7J-Joe Swanson[2] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[3] ; 5. 14-Tony Stewart[6] ; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel[10] ; 7. 9-Ryan Linder[5] ; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh[9] ; 9. 40-Mark Imler[7] ; 10. O7-Jacob Wilson[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 4p-Paul McMahan[2] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 6. M1-Mark Smith[5] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[7] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[9] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[8] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 4. 14T-Tyler Clem[1] ; 5. 21-Carson Short[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[6] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 9. 76-David Jones[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 17-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 4. 59-Ryan Smith[6] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[7] ; 7. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[5] ; 9. 13F-Todd Fayard[8]

Dash 1 - (4 Laps) 1. 17s-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 4p-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms[3]

Dash 2 - (4 Laps) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard[1] ; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 7. 51-John Garvin[12] ; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh[16] ; 9. 45-Trevor Baker[9] ; 10. 7W-Tasker Phillips[11] ; 11. 40-Mark Imler[13] ; 12. 9-Ryan Linder[10] ; 13. O7-Jacob Wilson[15] ; 14. 76-David Jones[14] ; 15. 13F-Todd Fayard[8] ; 16. 33-Brent Matus[18] ; 17. M1-Mark Smith[3] ; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel[17]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[6] ; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 5. 17s-Joey Saldana[1] ; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[8] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 4p-Paul McMahan[5] ; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett[11] ; 10. 18-Ian Madsen[15] ; 11. 22-Cole Duncan[21] ; 12. 11K-Kraig Kinser[12] ; 13. 21-Carson Short[16] ; 14. 13D-Danny Dietrich[19] ; 15. 17-Caleb Helms[9] ; 16. 14T-Tyler Clem[13] ; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[20] ; 18. 13-Brandon Matus[24] ; 19. 5M-Max Stambaugh[25] ; 20. 7J-Joe Swanson[10] ; 21. 14-Tony Stewart[18] ; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[17] ; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard[22] ; 24. 8M-TJ Michael[14] ; 25. 4-Danny Smith[23] ; 26. 59-Ryan Smith[26]

Donny Schatz wins wild Arctic Cat All Star season opener at Bubba Raceway Park,
Winter Nationals action continues Friday, February 10

OCALA, FL. (February 9, 2017) - Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz survived a wild ending on Thursday evening at Bubba Raceway Park; advancing two positions during the last two circuits, each while battling nearly nose-to-tail in heavy lapped traffic, to clinch the season’s first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, the eight-time and defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, advanced six positions during 30 non-stop laps to capture his 14th career Arctic Cat All Star victory. Tim Shaffer held on to finish just behind the pilot of the Tony Stewart Racing/Arctic Cat/Ford Performance/No. 15, followed by Kraig Kinser, Ian Madsen and Caleb Armstrong.

“Oh man, that was crazy,” said Donny Schatz. “I started to notice Kerry’s [Madsen] tire was really beginning to get low; almost down to the chords. I knew that I didn’t want to be above him at that point because when the right rear tire goes flat, the car tends to drift up the race track. When it blew, we just went to work on Shaffer. I didn’t have a lot of time, but he was racing a little too protective and I was able to set him up and get around him. I never give up and I never count us out, no matter where we are at on the race track.”

Donny Schatz commenced his campaign to the front of the field right from the drop of the initial green, eventually working forward from the inside of row four to a podium position by lap 15. By the time Schatz solidified himself third in the running order, Kerry Madsen was already in control, tailed closely by the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer. All three drivers navigated traffic nose-to-nail for nearly ten circuits, each utilizing the bottom groove of the racing surface. Shaffer was strong enough to periodically make a bid for the top spot, but each time it was negated.

Unfortunately for Kerry Madsen, who took command officially on lap 13 aboard his GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 2M, disaster would strike in the form of a flat right rear tire with just two circuits remaining, caused by the rubbered-up racing surface that started to build along the bottom edge of Bubba Raceway Park. Without bringing out a caution, Madsen exited the speedway, surrendering his top spot to Tim Shaffer. Despite Shaffer’s attempt to race conservatively and protect the rubbered-up racing groove, Schatz continued to apply pressure, ultimately working around the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native on the final circuit to clinch the $5,000 payday.

“It feels really good to get it done here tonight, especially with Arctic Cat playing such a big role in our program now,” Schatz explained. “They are big supporters of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, and obviously big supporters of Tony Stewart Racing, so to win right out of the gate with this new deal is very special. Hopefully we can do this a few more times this weekend.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Winter Nationals triple-header at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday evening, February 10. Identical to Thursday, “America’s Series” will showcase a complete program on Friday night, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship.

It was Bloomington, Indiana’s Kraig Kinser who earned the Friday night victory at Bubba Raceway Park in 2016. The win was Kinser’s first of two during the season, eventually revisiting the top spot on the podium at Tri-City Raceway Park in Franklin, Pennsylvania, during the I-79 Summer Shootout.

Those seeking additional news and information regarding Bubba Raceway Park, such as gate times and ticket prices, should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Thursday, February 9, 2017:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 38 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tyler Clem - 12.502 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 12.368 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Greg Hodnett
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kerry Madsen
Kear’s Speed Shop Heat #4: Joey Saldana
JE Pistons Dash #1: Kraig Kinser
JE Pistons Dash #2: Greg Hodnett
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Chad Kemenah
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+11)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Steve Buckwalter
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
1.13D-Danny Dietrich, 12.368; 2.15-Donny Schatz, 12.381; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 12.385; 4.24-Rico Abreu, 12.526; 5.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.539; 6.2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.556; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.640; 8.49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.703; 9.27-Greg Hodnett, 12.711; 10.5-David Gravel, 12.779; 11.22-Cole Duncan, 12.832; 12.14-Tony Stewart, 12.860; 13.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.974; 14.18-Ian Madsen, 12.983; 15.5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.988; 16.M1-Mark Smith, 13.008; 17.14T-Tyler Clem, 13.162; 18.4p-Paul McMahan, 13.177; 19.17s-Joey Saldana, 13.192; 20.2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.197; 21.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 13.242; 22.17-Caleb Helms, 13.291; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 13.410; 24.4-Danny Smith, 13.478; 25.O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.497; 26.21-Carson Short, 13.524; 27.59-Ryan Smith, 13.540; 28.7J-Joe Swanson, 13.543; 29.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.637; 30.40-Mark Imler, 13.637; 31.13F-Todd Fayard, 13.670; 32.33-Brent Matus, 13.833; 33.51-John Garvin, 14.099; 34.13-Brandon Matus, 14.134; 35.9-Ryan Linder, 14.160; 36.7W-Tasker Phillips, 14.207; 37.76-David Jones, 14.288; 38.45-Trevor Baker, 15.537;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 13D-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 7. 13F-Todd Fayard[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 10. 45-Trevor Baker[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 2. 5-David Gravel[2] ; 3. M1-Mark Smith[6] ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[5] ; 5. 17-Caleb Helms[7] ; 6. 14-Tony Stewart[1] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 8. 59-Ryan Smith[8] ; 9. 7W-Tasker Phillips[9] ; 10. 76-David Jones[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 3. 4p-Paul McMahan[1] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[6] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[9] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)
1. 17s-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 18-Ian Madsen[4] ; 3. 21-Carson Short[6] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 5. O7-Jacob Wilson[5] ; 6. 14T-Tyler Clem[3] ; 7. 40-Mark Imler[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 9. 9-Ryan Linder[9]

Dash 1 - (1 Laps)
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen[2] ; 4. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 5. 5-David Gravel[5]

Dash 2 - (1 Laps)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 13D-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 4. 17s-Joey Saldana[5] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4]

B-Main 1 - (30 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 14-Tony Stewart[2] ; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 4. 14T-Tyler Clem[4] ; 5. 59-Ryan Smith[7] ; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson[8] ; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[14] ; 10. 40-Mark Imler[9] ; 11. 7W-Tasker Phillips[16] ; 12. 51-John Garvin[13] ; 13. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 14. 76-David Jones[17] ; 15. 45-Trevor Baker[18] ; 16. 9-Ryan Linder[15] ; 17. 13F-Todd Fayard[11] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[6]

A-Main 1 - (12 Laps)
1. 15-Donny Schatz[7] ; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[11] ; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 8. 13D-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 9. 5-David Gravel[9] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[21] ; 11. 24-Rico Abreu[15] ; 12. 21-Carson Short[14] ; 13. M1-Mark Smith[12] ; 14. 4-Danny Smith[17] ; 15. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[16] ; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 17. 14-Tony Stewart[20] ; 18. 17-Caleb Helms[19] ; 19. 17s-Joey Saldana[8] ; 20. 5M-Max Stambaugh[23] ; 21. 4p-Paul McMahan[13] ; 22. O7-Jacob Wilson[18] ; 23. 51-John Garvin[24] ; 24. 33-Brent Matus[25] ; 25. 14T-Tyler Clem[22] ; 26. 59-Ryan Smith[26]

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.

 

 

Update: Arctic Cat All Stars now welcome 18 travelers to the road full-time in 2017,
Action begins with competition at Bubba Raceway Park on February 9

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 3, 2017) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will launch the 2017 season in near-record fashion; welcoming 18 full-time travelers from five different states, each working to endure 51 events across much of the Midwest and Northeast. Of the 18 confirmed travelers, 11 will tackle the nine month campaign for the first time in their careers, attempting to etch their names permanently in the All Star history books and claim “Rookie of the Year” honors with one of America's oldest and most prestigious traveling sprint car series.

Despite the heavy, rookie presence invading the tour, it is the talented, veteran roster of travelers that aim to conquer headlines once again in 2017, led by five-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, who claimed the 2016 championship by a mere-20 markers over fellow Ohio native Dale Blaney, earned one feature victory last season, using relentless consistency to claim 33 top-ten feature finishes in 43 contested starts. The Findlay native will return to the driver seat of the familiar Hunter Racing/Seneca Energy/No. 10H in 2017, aiming to score a second-ever title for car owner Rob Hunter.

Other experienced travelers returning to the road full-time in 2017 include Pennsylvania native and 2015 Jim Ford Classic winner Ryan Smith; former USAC Kenyon Midget champion Caleb Armstrong; Findlay, Ohio, native Caleb Helms; 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion and son of 20-time World of Outlaws champion, Kraig Kinser; the 2016 All Star “Rookie of the Year” runner-up, the “Texas Traveler” T.J. Michael; and Etters, Pennsylvania, native Bradley Howard.

In perhaps what will turn into the largest rookie battle in Arctic Cat All Star history, the contingent of newly formed All Stars is diverse; representing a multitude of tracks, series and divisions from across the country. Although some competitors have limited or part-time experience with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, some will compete for the first-time ever in 2017.

Joining Ryan Smith and Bradley Howard, seven of the 11 “Rookie of the Year” candidates hail from various parts of the Keystone State, each attempting to extend a rich, Pennsylvania presence on the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Former Lernerville Speedway champion and Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing ace Brandon Spithaler; the father-son duo of Brent and Brandon Matus; former Lernerville Speedway super late model runner-up turned open-wheel competitor John Garvin; 358ci sprint car graduate Tyler Esh; and the third generation family duo of Hunter and Jordan Mackison, will each represent Pennsylvania in 2017.

In addition, Ryan Linder, a Mexico, Indiana, native who will compete out of a Pennsylvania-based race shop; Dane Lorenc, a New York native and former Patriot Sprint Tour feature winner; “Mad Max” Stambaugh, an Elida, Ohio, native who claimed back-to-back NRA “360” Sprint Invaders championship runner-up finishes; and Clyde, Ohio's Roger Campbell, the most recent to add his name to the rookie list, will also follow the Arctic Cat All Star trail in 2017, raising the total number of states represented to four within the “Rookie of the Year” chase.

The 2017 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions campaign will ignite officially on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 9-11, with three, full nights of Winter Nationals competition at the Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida. All three events will award a $5,000 top prize, as well as full points toward the 2017 Arctic Cat All Star championship. The upcoming visits will bring “America’s Series” within close proximity of 30 total appearances at the Ocala-based oval since traveling commenced in 1970; recording 25 starts since February of 1991.

With Mother Nature claiming control during most of the Ocala visit in 2016, Kraig Kinser left Florida as the only victor during competition at Bubba Raceway Park. The Bloomington, Indiana, native held off Dale Blaney and Greg Hodnett for the highest spot on the podium. It was Kinser’s first of two All Star victories in 2016.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 6th Annual Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. Updated news and content regarding the event will also be shared on all of the available social media networks.

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 continues partnership with All Star Circuit of Champions with two-year extension

INDIANAPOLIS (December 14, 2016) - Formally announced during the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions celebration in Indianapolis on December 9, Arctic Cat, the official recreational vehicle supplier of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, will extend its partnership with the traveling 410ci sprint car circuit as the title sponsor through the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Arctic Cat’s inaugural season as the title sponsor in 2016 proved to be a success, fueling the decision to extend its relationship with one of America’s oldest traveling sprint car series.

“We are more than pleased to extend our relationship with the All Star Circuit of Champions for the next two seasons. 2016 proved to be beneficial for Arctic Cat, and I am confident that our continued involvement will only elevate Arctic Cat’s exposure and impact in the world of sprint car racing” Greg Williamson explained, Chief Marketing Officer of Arctic Cat. “All Star fans are hunters, fishermen, farmers, ranchers, outdoorsmen; these are the people most attracted to our products. Having the opportunity to interact with that demographic regularly is a privilege. We are very excited for the season’s to come.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will promote Arctic Cat during 50+ events in 2017, traveling to eight states throughout all areas of the Midwest, Northeast and East Coast. In routine fashion, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will activate the new year with a trip to Florida, headlining five events between February 9 and February 16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park near Daytona.

Arctic Cat will not only act as the title sponsor for the All Stars in 2017, but it will also play a major role during a select number of events throughout the season. Similar to 2016, local Arctic Cat dealers, positioned throughout the Northeast and Midwest, will set-up displays at select tracks allowing fans to interact with new products, ask questions to company representatives, as well as engage in ride-alongs and participate in special sales offers that may be conducted throughout the year. Arctic Cat will also award products at the year end championship banquet.

“We are honored to have Arctic Cat with us again in 2017 and 2018. We molded a great foundation in 2016, and now we have the opportunity to build on that foundation during the next two years,” Tony Stewart said, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “This series is special. We are a family. To have Arctic Cat continue to be a part of this family is something we can all be proud of.”

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.

 

 

 

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