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Brian Montieth gets by Aaron Reutzel to score Dirt Classic 6 victory worth $20,000

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (September 22, 2019) - Earning a second $20,000 Dirt Classic victory at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway is a feat in itself, but to hold back a hard-charging Danny Dietrich, as well as one the nation’s leading sprint car winners, Aaron Reutzel, in the process is down right impressive.

Known as ‘The Edge,’ Brian Montieth, a name certainly synonymous with victories and championships in the Pigeon Hills, accomplished such a feat, leading the final 16 circuits on Saturday night, September 21, to secure his place in Dirt Classic history, again.

“The boys do all of their homework. I’m just the lucky one who gets to stand up here,” a humble Brian Montieth said in Lincoln Speedway victory lane, who earned his first Dirt Classic title in 2015. “All the work is done at the shop through the week. I just can’t thank everyone enough.”

Although starting from the pole position, Montieth, driver of the H&H Contractor/XXX Chassis/Beerhill Gang/No. 21 sprint car, did not take command for the first time until lap 25, wrapping-up what turned out to be a 24-lap battle with recent Tommy Classic winner and current Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 point leader, Aaron Reutzel.

Utilizing his well-known line around the outer edge of the speedway, Montieth stalked Reutzel lap after lap before executing his winning move in turns three and four, eventually slingshotting around the 14-time All Star Circuit of Champions winner in 2019 to take control before the leaders raced back to the flatstand.

A red flag period on lap 11 for Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri, who was battling within the top-five at the time of the caution, incidentally set the stage for Montieth’s eventual takeover. The ensuing restart allowed Reutzel the opportunity to control in clean air, but Montieth stayed in his tracks, eventually knocking down Reutzel’s command that pushed to 1.5 seconds on lap 17 to less than a second by lap 20.

By lap 21, the top-two, as well as Dietrich, who raced into third from 18th on lap 13, were under a blanket. With slower traffic now creating a road black for Reutzel around the bottom of the speedway, Montieth jumped to the top and made his move, executing his slingshot action in turn three of lap 25. “This is great for the team leading into the next few weeks,” Brian Montieth said. “Honestly, leading here sucks in lapped traffic. Aaron (Reutzel) was doing everything he had to do. I just got lucky and was able to get around him.”

Using a last lap pass to also get around Aaron Reutzel, Dietrich chased Montieth to the final checkers, followed by Reutzel, Freddie Rahmer and Brian Brown. The All Star triumph bumps Montieth’s win total to five with the Series, four of which at Lincoln Speedway.

“Love me or hate me, sounds like everyone enjoyed that one,” an elated Danny Dietrich said. “I feel like all we can do is run second here. Maybe next year we can do one better.”

A quick drive south of the Mason-Dixon will lead the All Star Circuit of Champions to their third and final destination of the weekend: Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. Although a staple on the annual Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek schedule, Hagerstown Speedway has not hosted an All Star program since 1983, but that will change on Sunday, September 22, when the Series invades for a shot at $5,000.

Those seeking additional news and notes such as gate times and ticket prices should visit Hagerstown Speedway live on the Web at www.hagerstownspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - September 21, 2019: Event: Dirt Classic 6 Entries: 49 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.599 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.492 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Aaron Reutzel All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jimmy Siegel Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Brown Mobil 1 Heat #4: Paul McMahan Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Anthony Macri Ford Performance Heat #6: Dylan Norris All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #7: Glenndon Forsythe Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #8: Brian Montieth Mobil 1 Heat #9: Chase Dietz Kistler Racing Products Heat #10: Trey Starks Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Lance Dewease Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brian Montieth MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Danny Dietrich (+16) Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-24) Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gio Scelzi (Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.492; 2. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.567; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 13.649; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.690; 5. 9-James McFadden, 13.705; 6. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.721; 7. 87k-Alan Krimes, 13.733; 8. 21m-Brian Montieth, 13.746; 9. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.797; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.801; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.811; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.819; 13. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.827; 14. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.858; 15. 5-Dylan Cisney, 13.858; 16. 71-Gio Scelzi, 13.859; 17. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.864; 18. 69K-Lance Dewease, 13.872; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.892; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.932; 21. 14T-Tyler Walton, 13.942; 22. 72-Ryan Smith, 13.950; 23. 29-Dan Shetler, 13.958; 24. 75-Chase Dietz, 14.015; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.015; 26. 11S-TJ Stutts, 14.022; 27. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 14.024; 28. 19m-Landon Myers, 14.035; 29. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.054; 30. 39-Cory Haas, 14.082; 31. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 14.085; 32. 15-Adam Wilt, 14.106; 33. 2-AJ Flick, 14.132; 34. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 14.145; 35. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 14.145; 36. 1-Tim Wagaman, 14.183; 37. 16-Matt Campbell, 14.187; 38. 37-JJ Grasso, 14.222; 39. 5H-Jeff Halligan, 14.266; 40. 44s-Trey Starks, 14.335; 41. 44-Dylan Norris, 14.339; 42. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.362; 43. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.388; 44. 10-Joe Kata, 14.405; 45. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.468; 46. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.507; 47. 21t-Scott Fisher, 14.577; 48. 11-Dale Blaney, 99.998; 49. 97-Brie Hershey, 99.999

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 5. 14T-Tyler Walton [5]; 6. 11S-TJ Stutts [6]; 7. 1-Tim Wagaman [8]; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter [7]; 9. 44-Dylan Norris [9]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [10]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 59-Jim Siegel [1]; 2. 87K-Alan Krimes [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [4]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 16-Matt Campbell [8]; 7. 15-Adam Wilt [7]; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher [10]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 37-JJ Grasso [8]; 6. 19M-Landon Myers [6]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [7]; 8. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 10. 11-Dale Blaney [10]

Heat #4 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 75-Chase Dietz [5]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [3]; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [9]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [7]; 9. 5H-Jeff Halligan [8]; 10. 97-Brie Hershey [10]

Heat #5 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [3]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 7. 44S-Trey Starks [8]; 8. 9-James McFadden [1]; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [7]

Heat #6 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 44-Dylan Norris [1]; 2. 14T-Tyler Walton [5]; 3. 1-Tim Wagaman [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 7. 11S-TJ Stutts [4]; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter [3]; 9. 71-Gio Scelzi [6]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [10]

Heat #7- Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [1]; 2. 15-Adam Wilt [3]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 6. 59-Jim Siegel [9]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [2]; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 10. 21T-Scott Fisher [10]

Heat #8 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 21M-Brian Montieth [8]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 4. 37-JJ Grasso [2]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 7. 70X-Justin Peck [7]; 8. 19M-Landon Myers [4]; 9. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 10. 11-Dale Blaney [10]

Heat #9 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 75-Chase Dietz [5]; 2. 5H-Jeff Halligan [2]; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 8. 10-Joe Kata [1]; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall [3]; 10. 97-Brie Hershey [10]

Heat #10 - Group (A) (8 Laps) 1. 44S-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski [1]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [4]; 7. 9-James McFadden [9]; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney [7]; 9. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 6. 15-Adam Wilt [6]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [7]; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts [9]; 9. 37-JJ Grasso [11]; 10. 2-AJ Flick [8]; 11. 1-Tim Wagaman [12]; 12. 44-Dylan Norris [16]; 13. 44s-Trey Starks [10]; 14. 73B-Brett Michalski [18]; 15. 21t-Scott Fisher [20]; 16. 5H-Jeff Halligan [17]; 17. 40-George Hobaugh [19]; 18. 11-Dale Blaney [21]; 19. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [14]; 20. 19m-Landon Myers [13]; 21. 29-Dan Shetler [15]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 21m-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [18]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [7]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 6. 59-Jim Siegel [5]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 8. 87k-Alan Krimes [9]; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12]; 11. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 12. 88-Brandon Rahmer [24]; 13. 69K-Lance Dewease [21]; 14. O7-Gerard McIntyre [23]; 15. 75-Chase Dietz [13]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee [11]; 17. 73B-Brett Michalski [26]; 18. 70X-Justin Peck [15]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [27]; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody [14]; 21. 9-James McFadden [20]; 22. 21T-Scott Fisher [28]; 23. 5-Dylan Cisney [22]; 24. 72-Ryan Smith [19]; 25. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 26. 1X-Chad Trout [17]; 27. 14T-Tyler Walton [16]; 28. 11-Dale Blaney [25]Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-24), Brian Montieth (25-40)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/21/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5436 2. Dale Blaney - 5296 3. Cory Eliason - 5246 4. Brock Zearfoss - 5134 5. Paul McMahan - 5110 6. Greg Wilson - 4876 7. Gerard McIntyre - 4676 8. Skylar Gee - 4656 9. George Hobaugh - 3984 10. Justin Peck - 3646

 

 

Aaron Reutzel leads All Stars to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane for second time of 2019

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (September 20, 2019) - Less than a month after etching his name in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 history books by becoming the first full-time Series regular to defeat the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway, Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel achieved the once-elusive feat yet again, this time during Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial competition on Friday night, September 20.

Ultimately a wire-to-wire performance by the defending All Star champion, the route to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane was far from plain sailing, as Reutzel was forced to withstand continuous pressure from Kasey Kahne Racing’s James McFadden, as well as a late charge by The Grove’s all-time win leader, Lance Dewease. Impressive enough, Reutzel’s victory bumps his All Star win total to an impressive 14 in 2019, simultaneously increasing his championship point lead to 98 markers over six-time champion, Dale Blaney.

Despite a last-ditch effort to drive around Reutzel during the final two circuits, Dewease was forced to settle for second, followed by Gio Scelzi, James McFadden and Brian Montieth.

“Hats off to this crew. This was one hell of a team effort,” an elated Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “Twenty second laps around this place is really hard. We’ve been working at trying to get better in the slick. Tonight, we basically opened our Port Royal notebook and put that in our car. It was like magic again. Our format is nice because it gives us a chance to test. It’s nice to go out in the dash and try things.”

Launching to a convincing command right from the drop of the green, Aaron Reutzel led the first handful of circuits without a hiccup keeping McFadden, Dewease and Scelzi in check as the first eight circuits checked off the counter. Just as the lead cars were about to hit slower traffic for the first time, yellow flags appeared giving Reutzel the opportunity to start fresh in clean air.

When green flag action commenced, Reutzel returned to his familiar pace, once again relying on the cushion through turns one and two and the bottom groove through turns three and four. By the time the Texan found the back of the field on lap 18, McFadden and Dewease had found Reutzel, soon creating a three-car battle for the top spot.

Lap after lap, McFadden hounded Reutzel for the lead keeping the No. 87 within a car length through lap 27. In a desperate attempt to drive around Reutzel the following circuit, McFadden charged to the top of the corner at the entrance of turn three, hoping to use the cushion as a slingshot to drive around the All Star point leader. Unfortunately for McFadden, the move to the top proved costly, eventually resulting in a pair of lost spots to Dewease and Gio Scelzi.

Now with Reutzel in clear view, Dewease attempted to chase down the front-runner during the final two circuits. Although closing in to a half second, Dewease was out of time.

“I kept watching the scoreboard and I kept seeing McFadden in second,” Reutzel continued. “When Dewease got into second, I could kinda hear someone behind me. I wanted to try and run harder, but at the same time, I didn’t want to get caught up in any of the lapped cars.”

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial triumph earned Reutzel $6,000.

The sixth running of the prestigious Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will follow Williams Grove action on Saturday, September 21. Utilizing a unique format to help determine the evening’s outcome, complete with two rounds of heat race action, the 2019 Dirt Classic champion will leave with a $20,000 winner’s share, a monster portion of the $60,000+ purse that will be handed out at the conclusion of the evening's main event. Hot laps are set to fire off at 6:30 p.m., sharp.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - September 20, 2019: Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Classic Entries: 37 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Ryan Smith - 16.842 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Gio Scelzi - 16.718 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Kerry Madsen Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cory Eliason JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Gio Scelzi Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Freddie Rahmer Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+10) Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30) Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Steve Buckwalter (Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.947; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 17.160; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.276; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.328; 5. 58-Jeff Halligan, 17.386; 6. 11-Dale Blaney, 17.436; 7. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.463; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.471; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.501; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.938

Group (B) 1. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.859; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 16.869; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.103; 4. 21m-Brian Montieth, 17.138; 5. 39-Cory Haas, 17.273; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.585; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.605; 8. 70X-Justin Peck, 17.707; 9. 35-Tyler Reeser, 17.745

Group (C) 1. 9-James McFadden, 17.121; 2. 11S-TJ Stutts, 17.251; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.288; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.470; 5. 23-Chris Arnold, 17.527; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.644; 7. 12-Barry Shearer, 18.063; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.515; 9. 33-Jared Esh, 35.682

Group (D) 1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 16.718; 2. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.850; 3. 19m-Landon Myers, 17.100; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.143; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.178; 6. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.194; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 17.244; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.400; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.688

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 8. 58-Jeff Halligan [5]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [7]; 7. 70X-Justin Peck [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 9. 35-Tyler Reeser [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [1]; 4. 23-Chris Arnold [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]; 7. 12-Barry Shearer [7]; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts [3]; 9. 33-Jared Esh [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 19M-Landon Myers [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 1W-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [9]; 8. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 19M-Landon Myers [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [8]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts [10]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 10. 35-Tyler Reeser [15]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [12]; 12. 58-Jeff Halligan [11]; 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [5]; 14. 12-Barry Shearer [9]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 4. 9-James McFadden [3]; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth [4]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [11]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21]; 12. 72-Ryan Smith [9]; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody [13]; 14. 39-Cory Haas [15]; 15. 1W-Matt Campbell [18]; 16. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 18. 13-Paul McMahan [23]; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [27]; 20. 70X-Justin Peck [25]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [17]; 22. 11-Dale Blaney [19]; 23. 99-Skylar Gee [20]; 24. 23-Chris Arnold [16]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [24]; 26. 11S-TJ Stutts [26]; 27. 19M-Landon Myers [10] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/20/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5292 2. Dale Blaney - 5194 3. Cory Eliason - 5118 4. Brock Zearfoss - 5002 5. Paul McMahan - 4974 6. Greg Wilson - 4764 7. Gerard McIntyre - 4554 8. Skylar Gee - 4538 9. George Hobaugh - 3894 10. Justin Peck - 3532

 

 

Aaron Reutzel outruns Cole Duncan in Dean Knittel Memorial finale for $12,554; Highest paying sprint car event in track history

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 14, 2019) - After winning the first two nights of competition at Atomic Speedway, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden was a surefire favorite to claim the historic Saturday night payday and earn the weekend sweep, but defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titleholder, Aaron Reutzel, had something to say.

Just one week after claiming the largest payday of his career, as well as the largest payday in Port Royal Speedway history, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel etched his name in another set of sprint car racing history books, doing so by scoring the second edition of the Dean Knittel Memorial at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio - the largest paying sprint car event in the track’s storied history.

Nearly sweeping the entire evening program at the ‘Fastest 3/8-Mile Dirt Track in the Nation,’ Aaron Reutzel earned his $12,554 score in fantastic fashion, ultimately leading all 30 circuits while holding off charges by current track championship point leader and former Atomic Speedway Ohio Sprint Speedweek feature winner, Cole Duncan.

The victory bumped Reutzel’s All Star season win total to 13, now with 22 on his career. On a side note, despite not winning all three events at Atomic Speedway, Reutzel’s speed was still the topic of conversation, as the Series win leader set ‘quick time’ during all three programs.

“This is really cool,” Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting and Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “Hats off to the entire Knittel Family for putting up this kind of money for us to race for. From one driver to the next, we really appreciate it.”

Although Reutzel was on the point for all 30 laps, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan did everything he could to drive around the current All Star Circuit of Champions point leader. A quick, but abrasive racing surface did make things difficult for Duncan, but on more than one occasion, the local favorite put himself in position to capitalize.

The main event’s second and final caution, the first being on lap two for Paul McMahan who stopped on the backstretch, set-up Duncan’s eventual late-race surge for the lead. Helping set Duncan’s stage, traffic entered the picture on lap 18 ultimately slowing Reutzel’s pace around the middle and top of the speedway.

By lap 21, Duncan was all over the back bumper of Aaron Reutzel, chasing the Texan as the duo started to enter slower traffic. Despite keeping pace with the defending All Star champion for the next three circuits, Reutzel soon discovered another gear, eventually finding a way to put a lapped car between himself and Duncan. The trend continued on lap 26 when Reutzel found his way around another slower car, now separating himself from Duncan with two lappers. By the time the final checkers flew, Reutzel’s command was nearly two seconds.

“I felt like I was good enough to win the last two nights, but I kinda gave them away,” Reutzel continued. “I got a phone call from the guys at Fischer Body Shop today and they were kinda giving me a hard time. I wanted to make sure I didn’t give this one up.”

Cole Duncan held on to finish second, followed by Jimmy Stinson, Chad Kemenah and Dale Blaney.

It was announced during opening ceremonies that the 2020 edition of the Dean Knittel Memorial will award a $15,554 top prize.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their final month of competition with one last multi-race road trip, and by no surprise considering their latest travel trends, the traveling sprint car wheelmen will hit the Keystone State, ready to invade Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, yet again, on Friday and Saturday, September 20 & 21. On top of that, Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland, will host the All Stars on Sunday, September 22.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - September 14, 2019:
Event: 2nd Annual Dean Knittel Memorial
Entries: 39
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cole Duncan - 12.124 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.663 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cory Eliason
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brinton Marvel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Cole Duncan
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Greg Wilson
Non-Qualifier Event: Gerard McIntyre
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cap Henry (+7)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gerard McIntyre
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.663; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.766; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.814; 4. 35-Zach Hampton, 11.903; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.033; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.097; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.787; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly, 12.967; 9. J4-John Garvin, 13.030; 10. 44-Charlie Vest, 13.779

Group (B)
1. 9-James McFadden, 11.792; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.004; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.293; 4. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.340; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 12.382; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.463; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.807; 8. OOH-Hunter Lynch, 12.908; 9. 15-Mitch Harble, 12.910; 10. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.555

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.720; 2. 14-Tim Shaffer, 11.801; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 11.840; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 11.920; 5. G1-Cale Thomas, 12.095; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 12.200; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.306; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.504; 9. 42-Sye Lynch, 12.531; 10. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.635

Group (D)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.042; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.207; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 12.537; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree, 12.650; 5. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.653; 6. 54-Danny Smith, 12.887; 7. 4D-Josh Davis, 13.032; 8. 9W-Lance Webb, 13.246; 9. 1B-Keith Baxter, 13.336

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 27-Cody Gallogly [8]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 8. J4-John Garvin [9]; 9. 44-Charlie Vest [10]; 10. 35-Zach Hampton [1]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brinton Marvel [1]; 2. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. OOH-Hunter Lynch [8]; 6. 15-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 2-Nathan Skaggs [5]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [7]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [10]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 14-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs [10]; 10. G1-Cale Thomas [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 60-Kory Crabtree [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 1B-Keith Baxter [9]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [4]; 6. 4D-Josh Davis [7]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [5]; 8. 9W-Lance Webb [8]; 9. 54-Danny Smith [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [5]

Non-Qualifiers Event (12 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 2-Nathan Skaggs [2]; 3. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 5. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. J4-John Garvin [5]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [12]; 9. 9W-Lance Webb [10]; 10. 44-Charlie Vest [11]; 11. 35-Zach Hampton [3]; 12. 40I-Mark Imler [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 2. 4D-Josh Davis [6]; 3. G1-Cale Thomas [2]; 4. 27-Cody Gallogly [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs [8]; 7. 35-Zach Hampton [1]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 9. J4-John Garvin [13]; 10. 42-Sye Lynch [11]; 11. 15-Mitch Harble [4]; 12. 9J-Dean Jacobs [15]; 13. 40I-Mark Imler [17]; 14. 9W-Lance Webb [14]; 15. 44-Charlie Vest [18]; 16. 83X-Nate Reeser [12]; 17. 54-Danny Smith [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [7]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [10]; 6. 9-James McFadden [11]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 9. 4-Cap Henry [16]; 10. 14-Tim Shaffer [12]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree [6]; 13. 70X-Justin Peck [17]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee [15]; 15. A79-Brandon Wimmer [18]; 16. G1-Cale Thomas [23]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [21]; 18. 54-Danny Smith [25]; 19. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 20. 4D-Josh Davis [22]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 22. OOH-Hunter Lynch [20]; 23. 1B-Keith Baxter [19]; 24. 27-Cody Gallogly [24]; 25. 26-Cory Eliason [9] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/14/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5142
2. Dale Blaney - 5088
3. Cory Eliason - 4982
4. Brock Zearfoss - 4868
5. Paul McMahan - 4860
6. Greg Wilson - 4674
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4464
8. Skylar Gee - 4434
9. George Hobaugh - 3804
10. Justin Peck - 3422

 

 

James McFadden is two-for-two at Atomic; Scores ‘Night Before The Knittel’ worth $5,054

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 13, 2019) - With plans to compete in Pennsylvania during the coming weekend, ‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ winner James McFadden was unsure of his team’s return to Atomic Speedway for Friday’s ‘Night Before The Knittel.’ Suffice it to say, the decision to stay in the Buckeye State proved exciting, as well as valuable.

For the second time in as many nights, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner in Chillicothe, Ohio. The victory, valued at $5,054 with the ‘54’ honoring the late Dean Knittel’s car number, was accomplished in convincing fashion, eventually driving by Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason on lap 16 before escaping to a lengthy command in traffic.

The multi-time World Series of Sprintcars champion now owns four All Star Circuit of Champions victories in 2019, all of which occurring in pairs: Plymouth Dirt Track and Jackson Motorplex on July 25 & 26, followed by back-to-back wins at Atomic Speedway on September 12 & 13.

Although no match for McFadden during the late stages of the 30-lapper, Cory Eliason chased the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb entry to the final checkers, followed by Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing super sub Tim Shaffer, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel, and six-time Series champion, Chad Kemenah.

“Everyone knows the Kasey Kahne Racing guys, as well as the No. 9 cars, are some of the best in the world,” James McFadden said, driver of the Wicked Energy Gum/Team ASE/Curb.com/No. 9 sprint car. “They really make my job a lot easier. I certainly enjoy driving their car.”

Starting fourth on the feature grid, McFadden gained his first spot in the running order with only one lap knocked off the counter, as outside-pole sitter and lap one leader, Aaron Reutzel, lost his footing in turn two and fell off the edge of the speedway. Although Reutzel was able to quickly regain his momentum, multiple spots were lost, ultimately dropping from first to fourth.

After a caution on lap four, green flag competition returned with McFadden chasing Chad Kemenah and race leader Cory Eliason. Slower traffic entered the picture by lap nine giving McFadden the opportunity to close-in on the lead pair’s advantage. Just two circuits later, McFadden made a move, this time driving by Chad Kemenah with a long-range slide job through turns three and four. The move stuck, now switching his focus to Eliason.

As the laps clicked by, the road blocks widened, eventually leading to a three-to-four car, nose-to-tail battle amongst the top-four in traffic. Unaffected by lappers stacking up two and three wide ahead of him, McFadden remained collective and continued his pursuit of Eliason’s familiar No. 26.

Incidentally, the midpoint of the 30-lap program marked as the turning point for McFadden. Utilizing a near-perfect drive through the first and second corner on lap 16, McFadden exited turn two right on the back bumper of Eliason. Exercising his signature slider yet again, McFadden dove hard into turn three and drove right by the Rudeen Racing entry. By no surprise, the slider was a success, allowing McFadden to secure the lead by the time the cars reached the flagstand.

Although caution flags would reappear on lap 20, the quick momentum shift proved to be nothing but an advantage for McFadden, using the ensuing restart to escape to a near-straightaway margin.

The front-runners did encounter traffic one more time during the final five circuits, but McFadden was on point.

“Things were very similar in the end, maybe a little more slick than last night,” McFadden continued, who won the main event by a margin of victory equalling 1.4 seconds. “We weren’t very far off from where we were last night. Our base package is pretty good right now.”

The three-day All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Atomic Speedway will conclude on Saturday evening, September 14, with the second running of the Dean Knittel Memorial. Headlined with a 30-lap main event awarding a $12,554 winner’s share, as well as a guaranteed $754 for each A-Main starter, the evening blockbuster will also hand out bonus money incentives for heat race winners ($154), dash winners ($454), overall fast qualifier ($554), most A-Main laps led ($354), and the A-Main’s hard charger, which will result in a $754 bonus.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Atomic Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - September 13, 2019:
Event: ‘The Night Before The Knittel’
Entries: 37
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 11.638 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.361 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brandon Wimmer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sye Lynch
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kory Crabtree
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cory Eliason
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cory Eliason
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Cap Henry
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: James McFadden
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brock Zearfoss (+9)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: James McFadden (16-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Skylar Gee
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.361; 2. 70X-Justin Peck, 11.413; 3. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.631; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 11.669; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 11.690; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.757; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.939; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 12.068; 9. 35-Zach Hampton, 12.081; 10. 9W-Lance Webb, 12.379

Group (B)
1. 14-Tim Shaffer, 11.461; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.475; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.586; 4. 42-Sye Lynch, 11.749; 5. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 11.914; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.218; 7. 4D-Josh Davis, 12.245; 8. 27-Cody Gallogly, 12.403; 9. 4XX-Bradley Ashford, 12.411

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.430; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah, 11.725; 3. 40-George Hobaugh, 11.845; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.917; 5. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 11.933; 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 11.967; 7. OOH-Hunter Lynch, 12.323; 8. 1B-Keith Baxter, 12.670; 9. 44-Charlie Vest, 12.698

Group (D)
1. 21-Brinton Marvel, 11.492; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 11.532; 3. 9-James McFadden, 11.560; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.589; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 11.753; 6. 15-Mitch Harble, 11.928; 7. J4-John Garvin, 12.103; 8. 54-Danny Smith, 12.178; 9. 40i-Mark Imler, 12.548

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. A79-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 7. 9W-Lance Webb [10]; 8. 35-Zach Hampton [9]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 10. 4-Cap Henry [1]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 42-Sye Lynch [1]; 2. 14-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [5]; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser [6]; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly [8]; 8. 4D-Josh Davis [7]; 9. 4XX-Bradley Ashford [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 60-Kory Crabtree [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 5. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 6. 1B-Keith Baxter [8]; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 8. OOH-Hunter Lynch [7]; 9. 44-Charlie Vest [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 21-Brinton Marvel [4]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. J4-John Garvin [7]; 7. 15-Mitch Harble [6]; 8. 54-Danny Smith [8]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch [1]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer [3]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 14-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 60-Kory Crabtree [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. J4-John Garvin [4]; 3. 4D-Josh Davis [13]; 4. 1B-Keith Baxter [6]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 6. 9W-Lance Webb [9]; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly [10]; 8. 35-Zach Hampton [11]; 9. 4XX-Bradley Ashford [15]; 10. 40I-Mark Imler [16]; 11. 44-Charlie Vest [17]; 12. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 13. 83X-Nate Reeser [5]; 14. OOH-Hunter Lynch [14]; 15. 54-Danny Smith [12]; 16. 15-Mitch Harble [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 9-James McFadden [4]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 3. 14-Tim Shaffer [6]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [3]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 7. 11-Dale Blaney [11]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [17]; 9. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [18]; 10. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre [12]; 14. 9J-Dean Jacobs [16]; 15. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree [10]; 17. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [19]; 18. 21-Brinton Marvel [14]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [15]; 20. 4D-Josh Davis [23]; 21. J4-John Garvin [22]; 22. 4-Cap Henry [21]; 23. 1B-Keith Baxter [24]; 24. 70X-Justin Peck [9] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1), Cory Eliason (2-15), James McFadden (16-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/13/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4992
2. Dale Blaney - 4948
3. Cory Eliason - 4880
4. Paul McMahan - 4752
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4740
6. Greg Wilson - 4558
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4374
8. Skylar Gee - 4312
9. George Hobaugh - 3714
10. Justin Peck - 3298

 

 

James McFadden slides by Dale Blaney late to score ‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ win at Atomic Speedway

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 12, 2019) - Certainly an exciting way to open the three-day Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 invasion of southern Ohio, Warrnambool, Australia’s James McFadden put fans on their feet on Thursday night in Chillicothe by overtaking six-time Series champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, with just one and a half circuits remaining to score the ‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ victory on the highbanks of Atomic Speedway.

Starting third on the feature grid, the multi-time World Series of Sprintcars champion in Australia battled within the top three the entire distance, eventually overtaking the second position from defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, on lap 21, all before stealing the top spot from Blaney in the closing circuits. For McFadden, the victory bumps his season total with Tony Stewart’s All Stars to three, now with five on his career. The $5,000 triumph was a first-ever at Atomic Speedway during All Star competition.

Despite losing grip on the lead, Blaney hung on to finish second, followed by fellow six-time Series champion, Chad Kemenah, Canadian All Star Rookie of the Year contender, Skylar Gee, and Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel.

“I thought if I could slide him and block him out of turn two, we were going to be alright,” an elated James McFadden said in victory lane, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb/Wicked Energy Gum/Karavan/No. 9 sprint car. “It was a tough race. It was super hard to see where you needed to be at some points. The guys gave me a great car and I can’t thank them enough.”

Although the first ten circuits were filled with their share of chaos, two cautions including a red flag incident that eventually led to tire-wall repair, things started to really intensify once the leaders found traffic on lap 13. Blaney was in control, but Chad Kemenah and James McFadden were waiting in the wings and ready to strike. Trying to take advantage of Blaney’s momentum shift in traffic, Kemenah attempted a bid for the top spot on lap 16. Despite making his slider work through the corner, Blaney dove back underneath the No. K4 and exited turn two resuming control.

With Reutzel now in the mix, a nose-to-tail battle in traffic involving the top-four spots soon erupted. By lap 21, McFadden was in a prime position to advance, nose-diving to the bottom of turn one before sliding in front of Kemenah to gain second. The move worked, now setting his aim on race leader, Dale Blaney.

By lap 24, McFadden was all over the back bumper of Blaney, as no lapped cars separated himself from the race leader. Just as the front-runners received the two-to-go signal from the flagstand, McFadden put himself in position to execute, once again diving to the bottom of turn one in an attempt to slide up in front of the McGhee Motorsports No. 11. As it did with his move around Kemenah, the slide job worked, leading the last lap and a half to secure his place on top of the feature podium.

“Dale (Blaney) didn’t do anything wrong. We were in a position to capitalize,” James McFadden continued. “Luckily, it worked out. Sometimes it’s better to be the leader in the closing laps, sometimes it better to be second.”

The three-day All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Atomic Speedway will continue Friday evening, September 13, with the ‘Night Before The Knittel’ program awarding a $5,054 payday. Less than half of the loot up for grabs one night later, the blockbuster weekend at Atomic Speedway will hit an even higher gear on Saturday night, September 14, with the 2nd Annual Dean Knittel Memorial awarding a $12,554 winner’s share.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Atomic Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - September 12, 2019:
Event: Speedweek-Reloaded
Entries: 33
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Justin Peck - 11.536 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.419 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Skylar Gee
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Greg Wilson
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Dale Blaney
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Chad Kemenah
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Josh Davis
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: James McFadden
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: John Garvin (+6)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Dale Blaney (1-28)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Cody Gallogly
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.419; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 11.530; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.638; 4. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 11.762; 5. 4-Cap Henry, 11.791; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.032; 7. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.059; 8. 4D-Josh Davis, 12.148; 9. 27-Cody Gallogly, 99.190

Group (B)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.566; 2. 21-Brinton Marvel, 11.763; 3. 42-Sye Lynch, 11.844; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.906; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel, 11.914; 6. J4-John Garvin, 11.926; 7. 9X-Ricky Peterson, 12.099; 8. 54-Danny Smith, 12.131

Group (C)
1. 9-James McFadden, 11.690; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.691; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.744; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah, 11.759; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 11.783; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.927; 7. 6-Justin Grant, 11.937; 8. 9W-Lance Webb, 12.237

Group (D)
1. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.735; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.736; 3. 70X-Justin Peck, 11.755; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.780; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 11.960; 6. 1B-Keith Baxter, 12.099; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.505; 8. 44-Charlie Vest, 12.805

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles [1]; 6. 4D-Josh Davis [8]; 7. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 9. 27-Cody Gallogly [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 42-Sye Lynch [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 33M-Mason Daniel [5]; 5. 9X-Ricky Peterson [7]; 6. J4-John Garvin [6]; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 6-Justin Grant [7]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 7. 9W-Lance Webb [8]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 1B-Keith Baxter [6]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser [7]; 7. 44-Charlie Vest [8]; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer [4]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [1]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4D-Josh Davis [5]; 2. 21-Brinton Marvel [2]; 3. J4-John Garvin [3]; 4. 9W-Lance Webb [8]; 5. 27-Cody Gallogly [11]; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [6]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 10. 44-Charlie Vest [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 9-James McFadden [3]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [7]; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [10]; 9. 4-Cap Henry [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [14]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 13. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 14. 9X-Ricky Peterson [19]; 15. 1B-Keith Baxter [16]; 16. 4D-Josh Davis [21]; 17. J4-John Garvin [23]; 18. 21-Brinton Marvel [22]; 19. 45-Trevor Baker [18]; 20. 42-Sye Lynch [8]; 21. 9W-Lance Webb [24]; 22. 59-Bryan Nuckles [17]; 23. 6-Justin Grant [20]; 24. 33M-Mason Daniel [15] Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney (1-28), James McFadden (29, 30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/12/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4850
2. Dale Blaney - 4812
3. Cory Eliason - 4734
4. Paul McMahan - 4626
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4606
6. Greg Wilson - 4430
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4250
8. Skylar Gee - 4222
9. George Hobaugh - 3602
10. Justin Peck - 3196

 

 

 

Tony Stewart’s All Stars to make 2019 MAVTV Motorsports Network debut Sunday at 8 P.M.

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 11, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make their 2019 television debut Sunday evening, September 15, on MAVTV Motorsports Network.

Available in over 30 million households through multiple video providers including DIRECTV, AT&T U-verse, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Altice USA, Frontier Communications, fuboTV, Buckeye Broadband and CenturyLink, fans tuning into MAVTV for the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 broadcasts will be welcomed by host, Dave Reiff, color commentator, Brad Doty, and pit reporter, Dave Argabright.

In addition, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star owner, Tony Stewart, will be featured in many of the MAVTV broadcasts, battling with some of the best in the business aboard his familiar No. 14 sprint car.

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing competition from Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, will be the first All Star event to broadcast on network television with two air times scheduled on September 15: 8 p.m and 11 p.m. EST.

In total, nine All Star Circuit of Champions programs will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network over the next nine weeks extending from September 15 through November 10. Joining Muskingum County Speedway on the broadcast schedule are a trio of tracks in the Midwest including the state-of-the-art Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, the world-famous Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, and the ultra-competitive 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, where a $26,000 winner’s share was awarded.

Five events in the Keystone State will conclude the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule on MAVTV Motorsports Network including appearances at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, and a doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, one of which awarding a monstrous $52,000 top prize.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding MAVTV Motorsports Network, including a complete show listing and broadcast schedule, should visit MAVTV on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

2019 MAVTV / All Star Circuit of Champions Event Schedule:
EVENT DATE / TRACK / AIR DATE / AIR TIME / RE-AIR DATE / RE-AIR TIME:
6/16/2019 Muskingum Co. 9/15/2019 8:00 PM 9/15/2019 11:00 PM
7/26/2019 Jackson Motorplex 9/22/2019 8:00 PM 9/22/2019 11:00 PM
7/27/2019 Knoxville Raceway 9/29/2019 8:00 PM 9/29/2019 11:00 PM
7/28/2019 34 Raceway 10/6/2019 8:00 PM 10/6/2019 11:00 PM
8/22/2019 Grandview Speedway 10/13/2019 8:00 PM 10/13/2019 11:00 PM
8/23/2019 Williams Grove Speedway 10/20/2019 8:00 PM 10/20/2019 11:00 PM
8/24/2019 Lincoln Speedway 10/27/2019 8:00 PM 10/27/2019 11:00 PM
9/6/2019 Port Royal Speedway 11/3/2019 8:00 PM 11/3/2019 11:00 PM
9/7/2019 Port Royal Speedway 11/10/2019 8:00 PM 11/10/2019 11:00 PM

 

 

All Stars will invade Atomic Speedway for big money Dean Knittel Memorial on September 12-14

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (September 10, 2019) - Continuing their late season trend of flip-flopping between Pennsylvania and Ohio, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will resume their final month of competition with another big money weekend in the Buckeye State, this time making the trip to southern Ohio’s Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe for the 2nd Annual Dean Knittel Memorial on Thursday through Saturday, September 12-14.

The 2019 edition of the Dean Knittel Memorial was originally slated for just two days on the calendar, but with the Ohio Sprint Speedweek date at Atomic Speedway resulting in a cancellation, what better way to create a monster weekend at the ‘Nation’s Fastest 3/8-Mile Oval’ than to reschedule the Speedweek date for the night before the Dean Knittel Memorial opener.

‘Speedweek: Reloaded’ will activate the long weekend at Atomic Speedway, officially, on Thursday, September 12, awarding a $5,000 top prize; just a fraction of the total weekend winner’s share that exceeds $22,000.

Dean Knittel Memorial competition will take over Atomic Speedway headlines the next two evenings on Friday and Saturday, September 13 & 14. ‘The Night Before The Knittel’ and Dean Knittel Memorial programs will award $5,054 and $12,554, respectively, as well as a guaranteed $754 to each A-Main starter on Saturday night.

In addition, a non-qualifiers event will also take shape on Saturday night awarding a $1,254 top prize. Those not qualifying for the Dean Knittel Memorial A-Main on Saturday night will be eligible to participate in the non-qualifiers feature. If the non-qualifier feature winner should choose to do so, they may forfeit their non-qualifier feature earnings and tag the back of the A-Main lineup.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Chillicothe on Thursday afternoon. The recent Tuscarora 50 champion, earning $52,000 in the process, holds a 44-point lead in the All Star championship chase entering Dean Knittel Memorial weekend. Six-time Series champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, is currently second in the title hunt, followed by Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason, Nashville’s Paul McMahan, and three-time winner in 2019, Brock Zearfoss.

In total control of the 2019 win column, Reutzel will enter Atomic weekend with 12 victories on the season. Dale Blaney and Brock Zearfoss each own three on the year, followed by Cory Eliason and non-All Star Danny Dietrich, each with two in the ‘W’ column.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the upcoming events at Atomic Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net. All Star Circuit of Champions hot laps are scheduled to hit the racing surface at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, September 12 & 13, with Saturday’s finale kicking-off with hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/7/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4710 2. Dale Blaney - 4666 3. Cory Eliason - 4610 4. Paul McMahan - 4496 5. Brock Zearfoss - 4478 6. Greg Wilson - 4304 7. Gerard McIntyre - 4160 8. Skylar Gee - 4080 9. George Hobaugh - 3512 10. Justin Peck - 3058

 

 

Aaron Reutzel scores largest payday of career during historic Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 7, 2019) - Solidifying the largest payday of his career, as well as regaining the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship points lead, Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel etched his name in Port Royal Speedway history books on Saturday night by scoring the 52nd running of the prestigious, as well as historic, Tuscarora 50. Accompanied by a $52,000 payday, Reutzel’s victory at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ was accomplished in impressive fashion, first outdueling six-time Tuscarora 50 champion Lance Dewease, all before holding off a hard-charging Anthony Macri.

Although Reutzel’s trip to the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage was a first-ever feat for the defending All Star champion, the Texan is certainly no stranger to Series victory lane, now with 12 wins on the season, as well as 21 during a short, but acclaimed, full-time All Star career.

Earning the evening’s MSD Performance Hard Charger Award in the process, Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri advanced ten positions to finish second during Tuscarora 50 competition, followed by Lance Dewease, Danny Dietrich and Logan Wagner.

“Holy shit. Unbelievable,” an elated Aaron Reutzel said on the Port Royal victory lane stage, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “I’ve wanted to win this race so bad since the first time we came here. We got lapped by (Lance Dewease) that night. We were going to need a perfect race car that we could just maintain. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. This means a lot to me, to come into Pennsylvania and win one of the biggest races they have. I just don’t know what to say.”

Scheduled to start from the pole position, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney was forced to surrender his place at the front of the field due to engine issues. With Blaney’s spot vacant, fellow front row occupant Lance Dewease inherited the pole position for the start of the 50-lap program.

Utilizing his new starting spot, Dewease immediately jumped out to a commanding lead, extending his advantage to just over two seconds with only three laps checked off the counter. McFadden slipped into second just after the opening green, followed by Alan Krimes and Aaron Reutzel.
A caution on lap four negated Dewease’s advantage just as quickly as he earned it. Despite the momentum shift, the ensuing restart allowed Dewease to resume control, now with Aaron Reutzel in tow, who drove around Alan Krimes for third on lap three before battling beyond James McFadden for second following the lap four restart.

Not phased by Dewease’s pace after green flag conditions returned, Reutzel did what he could to hunt down the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania-native, relying on a quick, but very narrow cushion around the outer edge of the speedway. By lap ten, Reutzel cut Dewease’s command to less than a second, still relying on the highest groove on the speedway.

Traffic entered the picture for the first time on lap 12 which set the stage for Reutzel’s first bid for the lead. One circuit later, Reutzel was the new man in charge, using the top groove in turns one and two to blast around Dewease while he was hung up in slower traffic.

It would not take long for Dewease to return the favor on Reutzel, charging back to less than a car length by lap 16, all before drag racing the pilot of the No. 87 back to the flagstand on lap 19, and again on lap 20. The race for the lead on lap 20 ended in Dewease’s favor, crossing the line a mere .02 seconds ahead of Reutzel. Dewease maintained the lead until yellow flags waved for a competition stoppage on lap 25.

After a five minute break to allow teams to make adjustments and add fuel, green flag action returned with Dewease leading the way over Reutzel, Logan Wagner and Danny Dietrich.

Within two laps, Reutzel was back on the tailtank of Dewease, eventually setting himself up for a takeover attempt as the front runners crossed under the flagstand to complete lap 27. By the time the leaders exited turn two, it was Reutzel who was back in charge, once again utilizing the top groove through turns one and two to drive around Dewease.

Successfully pulling away, Reutzel’s only challenges during the remaining distance were periods of traffic, as well a fast-closing Anthony Macri. Macri, who advanced ten spots during the 50-lap main event, closed Reutzel’s lead to just over a second. Unfortunately for Macri, time was out.

“When I got by Lance, I said screw it. I’m going to give this 110%. I’m going for broke,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “We’re either going to put it in the fence or walk out of here $52,000 richer. I gave it my all and luckily it paid off. I just want to thank my guys. I really don’t know what else to say.”

Fans wanting to relive the action from Port Royal Speedway can do so by watching MAVTV Motorsports Network; the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their final month of competition with a fourth consecutive weekend consisting of three events or more, this time returning aim back to the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The traveling All Stars will headline three straight nights of action at the ‘World’s Fastest 3/8-Mile Oval,’ kicking off with ‘Speedweek Re-Loaded’ on Thursday evening, September 12.

Dean Knittel Memorial action will headline the next two evenings at Atomic Speedway beginning with ‘The Night Before The Knittel’ on Friday night, September 13, awarding a total winner’s share equalling $5,054. The Dean Knittel Memorial finale will follow on Saturday evening awarding a monstrous $12,554 payday.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - September 7, 2019:
Event: The 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50
Entries: 53
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Anthony Macri - 17.369 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Logan Wagner - 17.893 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lance Dewease
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: James McFadden
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Mike Wagner
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Dale Blaney
Mobil 1 Heat #6: Alan Krimes
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Tyler Reeser
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Anthony Macri (+10)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (13-19, 28-50)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: TJ Stutts
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.916; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.929; 3. 9-James McFadden, 17.946; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.957; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 18.024; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor, 18.340; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton, 18.371; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 18.395; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 18.537; 10. 13-Paul McMahan, 18.583; 11. 12-Blane Heimbach, 18.727; 12. 70X-Justin Peck, 18.772; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney, 18.824; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 18.914; 15. 14-Tony Stewart, 18.932; 16. 3J-Tim Shaffer, 19.009; 17. 57J-Jeff MIller, 19.013; 18. K4-Chad Kemenah, 19.020; 19. 42-Sye Lynch, 19.063; 20. 10-Tyler Bear, 19.067; 21. 99-Skylar Gee, 19.160; 22. 75b-Nicole Bower, 19.252; 23. 40-George Hobaugh, 19.309; 24. 97-Brie Hershey, 19.397; 25. 19M-Landon Myers, 19.538; 26. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 19.865; 27. 24B-Dustin Baney, 20.033

Group (B)
1. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.893; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.998; 3. 21b-Brian Brown, 18.020; 4. 5-Dylan Cisney, 18.086; 5. 2-AJ Flick, 18.424; 6. 72-Ryan Smith, 18.558; 7. 29p-Dan Shetler, 18.678; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts, 18.697; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 18.706; 10. 55-Mike Wagner, 18.846; 11. 11-Dale Blaney, 18.873; 12. 87K-Alan Krimes, 18.888; 13. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 18.950; 14. 39-Cory Haas, 18.990; 15. 71-Gio Scelzi, 19.028; 16. 21-Brian Montieth, 19.181; 17. 75-Chase Dietz, 19.207; 18. J4-John Garvin, 19.261; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 19.292; 20. 44-Trey Starks, 19.308; 21. 33-Jared Esh, 19.310; 22. 17M-Kyle Smith, 19.385; 23. 73B-Brett Michalski, 19.486; 24. 35-Tyler Reeser, 19.584; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 19.743; 26. 17-Josh Baughman, 19.907

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 6. 3J-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. 75B-Nicole Bower [8]; 8. 19M-Landon Myers [9]; 9. 42-Sye Lynch [7]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 5. 57J-Jeff MIller [6]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 7. 10-Tyler Bear [7]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [9]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [8]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [4]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 97-Brie Hershey [8]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [9]

Heat #4 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney [3]; 3. 1-Logan Wagner [4]; 4. 29P-Dan Shetler [2]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 8. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 9. 17M-Kyle Smith [8]

Heat #5 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 4. 11S-TJ Stutts [2]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 6. 75-Chase Dietz [6]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [9]; 8. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]

Heat #6 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 87K-Alan Krimes [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 21B-Brian Brown [4]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Reeser [8]; 8. J4-John Garvin [6]

C-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 35-Tyler Reeser [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 10-Tyler Bear [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [10]; 6. 75B-Nicole Bower [5]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 8. 39-Cory Haas [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [16]; 10. 19M-Landon Myers [9]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [13]; 12. 24B-Dustin Baney [17]; 13. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [11]; 14. 97-Brie Hershey [7]; 15. J4-John Garvin [12]; 16. 17M-Kyle Smith [14]; 17. 40-George Hobaugh [15]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 21B-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach [3]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [12]; 7. 11S-TJ Stutts [8]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [7]; 9. 29P-Dan Shetler [6]; 10. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [14]; 11. 57J-Jeff MIller [11]; 12. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [13]; 15. 98H-Dave Blaney [9]; 16. 33-Jared Esh [18]; 17. 75-Chase Dietz [16]; 18. 35-Tyler Reeser [19]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [17]; 20. 3J-Tim Shaffer [15]

A-Main (50 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [12]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 5. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 6. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney [11]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [13]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [16]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [18]; 11. 87k-Alan Krimes [2]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 13. 44-Trey Starks [23]; 14. 21B-Brian Brown [19]; 15. 2-AJ Flick [15]; 16. 14T-Tyler Walton [14]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [26]; 18. 12-Blane Heimbach [20]; 19. 11S-TJ Stutts [25]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [22]; 23. 33-Jared Esh [27]; 24. 9-James McFadden [4]; 25. 72-Ryan Smith [21]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [17]; 27. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 28. 11-Dale Blaney [28] Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease (1-12), Aaron Reutzel (13-19), Lance Dewease (20-27), Aaron Reutzel (28-50)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/7/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4710
2. Dale Blaney - 4666
3. Cory Eliason - 4610
4. Paul McMahan - 4496
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4478
6. Greg Wilson - 4304
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4160
8. Skylar Gee - 4080
9. George Hobaugh - 3512
10. Justin Peck - 3058

 

 

Trey Starks earns second-ever All Star win during Port Royal’s Night Before The 50

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 6, 2019) - After spending much of his 2019 campaign focused on weekly competition at the famed Knoxville Raceway, Puyallup, Washington’s Trey Starks made his way ‘home’ to Central Pennsylvania and found success right from the start, winning an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event in just his second attempt in the Keystone State since temporarily moving team headquarters to the Midwest.

The victory, a second-ever for Starks during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, was accomplished during Port Royal Speedway’s Night Before The Tuscarora 50; a preamble to the historic, yet unprecedented, $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50, which will takeover Port Royal headlines on Saturday evening, September 7.

Starting from the outside-pole position, Starks took command for the first time on lap 13, taking advantage of Aaron Reutzel’s misfortune that occurred in the form of a flat left-rear tire. Although Kasey Kahne Racing’s James McFadden, who was battling in the runner-up spot at the time of Reutzel’s troubles, inherited the top spot, officially, Starks quickly proved he was stronger, utilizing the ensuing restart to drive under McFadden by the exit turn four.

McFadden held on to finish second at the ‘Speed Palace,’ followed by Brian Brown, Gio Scelzi and Anthony Macri.

“This feels awesome,” Trey Starks said, driver of the Central Pennsylvania-based, Scott Gobrecht-owned, E-Z-GO/Golf Cart Services/No. 44 sprint car. “It feels like the first part of this year nothing could go our way. We had tons of bad luck. As the year winds down, we are starting to get some luck. We had a fast race car last night (Bedford Speedway), and we had a fast race car again tonight. We’re really happy to be back here in Pennsylvania and to be able to put on a show for all of the fans.”

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel earned the early advantage from the pole position. The defending All Star champion led the first seven laps unscathed before reaching the back of the field for the first time on lap eight.

Despite Reutzel’s ability to open up to an impressive command that stretched to nearly a full straightaway, Starks displayed early signs of speed and quickly closed-in on the familiar No. 87.

Things started to heat up for the first time on lap nine, as Reutzel found himself trapped behind slower cars at the entrance of turn one. Forced to check-up with the intent to drive around traffic, the momentum shift proved to be too damaging for Reutzel which allowed Starks to close the gap completely. Unfortunately for Starks, caution flags on lap 10 erased all potential for a battle in traffic allowing Reutzel the opportunity to restart in clean air.

In a quick turn of events, the next caution on lap 13 was for race leader, Aaron Reutzel, who pulled to a stop with a flat left-rear tire. The caution allowed James McFadden to inherit the top spot, who gained the runner-up position over Starks on lap 11.

Although McFadden was in charge during the ensuing restart, he would not lead a lap, as Starks was able to power under McFadden and slide the Australia-native through turns three and four. Starks was now in charge and that is where he stayed.

McFadden did show signs of strength during the final four circuits, but Starks’ pace was too tough to tame.

“I couldn’t quite get the start I needed to get around Aaron (Reutzel),” Starks continued. “I knew he was going to set a really fast pace. But I did feel like, before that first caution, that we were running him down a little bit. Once I got to the lead, I told myself I was going to run as hard as I could and not worry about my tires.”

Fans will have the opportunity to relive Trey Starks’ Night Before The 50 victory on MAVTV Motorsports Network in November.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-day sweep of the Keystone State with the highest paying program on the 2019 All Star schedule: the 52nd running of the Tuscarora 50. The Port Royal Speedway showstopper will go 50 laps in distance and award a $52,000 top prize.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from Port Royal Speedway’s Tuscarora 50. The 50-lap Tuscarora 50 finale will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network via tape-delay broadcast on November 10.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - September 6, 2019:
Event: The Night Before The Tuscarora 50
Entries: 58
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: TJ Stutts - 16.301 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.957 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Gio Scelzi
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: James McFadden
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Brown
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Anthony Macri
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Alan Krimes
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Trey Starks
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Lance Dewease
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Trey Starks
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+10)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Trey Starks (13-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Greg Wilson
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.958; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.987; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 16.032; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi, 16.105; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah, 16.546; 6. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.557; 7. 29P-Dan Shetler, 16.581; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.586; 9. 10-Tyler Bear, 16.592; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.602; 11. 11B-Carl Bowser, 16.738; 12. 14T-Tyler Walton, 16.836

Group (B)
1. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.130; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney, 16.166; 3. 2-AJ Flick, 16.220; 4. 9-James McFadden, 16.292; 5. 33-Jared Esh, 16.298; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.316; 7. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.340; 8. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.466; 9. J4-John Garvin, 16.598; 10. 17M-Kyle Smith, 16.704; 11. 57J-Jeff MIller, 16.768; 12. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.374

Group (C)
1. 21b-Brian Brown, 16.083; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.190; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.194; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.283; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney, 16.306; 6. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.501; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.555; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes, 16.648; 9. 3J-Tim Shaffer, 16.670; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.683; 11. 29-Jason Shultz, 16.800; 12. O-Rick Lafferty, 16.834

Group (D)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 16.217; 2. 11S-TJ Stutts, 16.273; 3. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.312; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.409; 5. 39-Cory Haas, 16.513; 6. 75-Chase Dietz, 16.714; 7. 35-Tyler Reeser, 16.718; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.918; 9. 75b-Nicole Bower, 16.965; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney, 17.481; 11. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.467

Group (E)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.000; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.104; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.185; 4. 70X-Justin Peck, 16.499; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.503; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.545; 7. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.575; 8. 67W-Justin Whittall, 16.840; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.917; 10. 19M-Landon Myers, 17.044; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 28.602

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [6]; 6. 29P-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton [12]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 11. 10-Tyler Bear [9]; 12. 11B-Carl Bowser [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [1]; 2. 2-AJ Flick [2]; 3. 33-Jared Esh [5]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [7]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [12]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 9. J4-John Garvin [9]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [8]; 11. 17M-Kyle Smith [10]; 12. 57J-Jeff MIller [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21B-Brian Brown [4]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 7. 3J-Tim Shaffer [9]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]; 10. O-Rick Lafferty [12]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 12. 29-Jason Shultz [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 11S-TJ Stutts [3]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Reeser [7]; 7. 75-Chase Dietz [6]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [10]; 10. 75B-Nicole Bower [9]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [5]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 7. 19M-Landon Myers [10]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 10. 67W-Justin Whittall [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 21B-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 2-AJ Flick [6]; 6. 11S-TJ Stutts [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 87K-Alan Krimes [2]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 4. 14T-Tyler Walton [3]; 5. O-Rick Lafferty [6]; 6. 75B-Nicole Bower [7]; 7. 17M-Kyle Smith [10]; 8. 24B-Dustin Baney [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [8]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Reeser [12]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [13]; 8. 29P-Dan Shetler [11]; 9. 3J-Tim Shaffer [14]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18]; 12. 75-Chase Dietz [15]; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski [21]; 14. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 15. K4-Chad Kemenah [23]; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]; 17. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 18. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 19. 19M-Landon Myers [16]; 20. 55-Mike Wagner [10]; 21. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 21B-Brian Brown [7]; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi [11]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [9]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [13]; 7. 72-Ryan Smith [17]; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [18]; 12. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [23]; 14. 33-Jared Esh [15]; 15. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 16. 12-Blane Heimbach [26]; 17. 2-AJ Flick [10]; 18. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [19]; 19. 70X-Justin Peck [20]; 20. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 21. 11S-TJ Stutts [14]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [24]; 23. 17-Josh Baughman [22]; 24. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [16]; 25. 69K-Lance Dewease [21]; 26. 35-Tyler Reeser [25] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-12), Trey Starks (13-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/6/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 4564
2. Aaron Reutzel - 4560
3. Cory Eliason - 4480
4. Paul McMahan - 4386
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4352
6. Greg Wilson - 4196
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4070
8. Skylar Gee - 3964
9. George Hobaugh - 3422
10. Justin Peck - 2926

 

 

Aaron Reutzel rolls to 11th All Star win of 2019 during Thursday night Bedford visit

BEDFORD, Pa. (September 5, 2019) - Aaron Reutzel’s march toward a second consecutive Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 title has been rocky at times, but the Clute, Texas-native gave open wheel fans all the reason to leave their doubts behind on Thursday night at Bedford Speedway, eventually ending his evening by leading all 30 circuits around the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile, securing a Series-leading 11th victory in the process.

The win, accompanied by a $5,000 payday, also allowed Reutzel to snip away at Dale Blaney’s All Star championship point lead, this time narrowing the six-time champ’s command to just 16 markers with two events remaining on the weekend.

Three-time Knoxville Raceway track champion, Brian Brown, chased Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Kasey Kahne Racing’s James McFadden, Dale Blaney, and a hard-charging Danny Dietrich, who rallied eight positions to find the top five.

“Hell of a run for this team,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “We were great all night; unloaded with a fast hot rod. We’ve had a lot of heartbreak this year, but we always bounce back and get wins. That just goes to show what kind of a team effort we have here.”

Although a surefire favorite, as well as dominate, Reutzel’s campaign from the pole position did encounter some pressure from Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown, but not until after the midpoint of the 30-lap program. In fact, Reutzel’s lead was just over three seconds by the time the leaders received the crossed flags; it was down to less than three-quarters of second by lap 23.

A caution on lap 25 for a slowing Trey Starks, who was battling in the fourth position at the time, created a momentum shift for Reutzel and served as the break that Brown needed. Unfortunately for Brown, a clear track and clean air created the perfect recipe for Reutzel, immediately blasting away to a comfortable lead.

The main event’s second and final caution occurred on the white flag lap, this time setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Despite Brown’s attempt to capitalize, Reutzel did exactly what he did during the prior restart and quickly escaped to a comfortable advantage.

“I was happy to see that yellow, for sure,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “It got to the point where I couldn’t pass the lapped cars. But I was hoping since I couldn’t pass them, I couldn’t get passed.”

“Aaron (Reutzel) was probably better than me overall,” Brian Brown said, who will spend the next few weeks racing in Pennsylvania. “I found the rubber in one and two a little bit sooner than he did which allowed us to make up some ground. I could see he was having a little bit of trouble with the lapped cars, and I was having some trouble, too, which kinda slowed my pace down. The caution was an opportunity I needed.”

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their weekend venture through the Keystone State with a doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Friday and Saturday, September 6 & 7. The 52nd running of the prestigious Tuscarora 50 will headline action at the ‘Speed Palace,’ kicking-off, officially, Friday evening with the $5,000-to-win Night Before The 50 preliminary program. The two-day showstopper will conclude with the 50-lap, $52,000-to-win Tuscarora 50; the largest paying program on the All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from both nights of Port Royal Speedway’s Tuscarora 50. The Night Before The 50, as well as the 50-lap Tuscarora 50 finale, will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network via tape-delay broadcast beginning November 3.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bedford Speedway - September 5, 2019:
Event: Roy Morral Tribute
Entries: 30
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 16.571seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Trey Starks - 15.891 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Aaron Reutzel
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Kerry Madsen
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: James McFadden
JE Pistons presented by Fatheadz Eyewear Dash: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Gerard McIntyre
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Danny Dietrich (+8)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brandon Matus
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 44-Trey Starks, 15.891; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.333; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.373; 4. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.488; 5. 70X-Justin Peck, 16.621; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.645; 7. 7k-Dan Shetler, 16.660; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus, 16.876; 9. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.930; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.153

Group (B)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.104; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.380; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.452; 4. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.528; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.563; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 16.662; 7. 55-Logan Wagner, 16.699; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney, 16.723; 9. 11B-Carl Bowser, 16.891; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 16.932

Group (C)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 16.305; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.312; 3. 9-James McFadden, 16.384; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.696; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.883; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.910; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 17.164; 8. iO7-Mark Coldren, 17.350; 9. J4-John Garvin, 17.477; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 18.519

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [5]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus [8]; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler [7]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 2. 42-Sye Lynch [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 55-Logan Wagner [7]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [8]; 9. 11B-Carl Bowser [9]; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [2]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore [5]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 8. IO7-Mark Coldren [8]; 9. J4-John Garvin [9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [6]; 5. 9-James McFadden [4]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler [1]; 3. 55-Logan Wagner [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [4]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [5]; 7. 11B-Carl Bowser [7]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [10]; 9. J4-John Garvin [9]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 11. IO7-Mark Coldren [6]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [5]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [10]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 10. 24-Lucas Wolfe [16]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 12. K4-Chad Kemenah [17]; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre [19]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee [22]; 15. 55-Logan Wagner [21]; 16. 7K-Dan Shetler [20]; 17. 42-Sye Lynch [8]; 18. 91-Anthony Fiore [15]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [12]; 20. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 21. 70X-Justin Peck [14]; 22. 13M-Brandon Matus [23]; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney [24]; 24. 5-Justin Barger [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/5/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 4444
2. Aaron Reutzel - 4428
3. Cory Eliason - 4350
4. Paul McMahan - 4280
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4214
6. Greg Wilson - 4106
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3980
8. Skylar Gee - 3874
9. George Hobaugh - 3332
10. Justin Peck - 2814

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions will join Pennsylvania Posse for three nights including 52nd running of Tuscarora 50

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 4, 2019) - With little time to waste after a busy, three-race stretch over Labor Day weekend, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will hit the ground running and return to the Keystone State during the coming weekend, set to step foot in Pennsylvania Posse Country for three straight nights of competition, all of which headlined with one of the sport’s premier programs: the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50.

Led by six-time and defending All Star champion, as well as all-time Series feature win leader, Dale Blaney, the All Star Circuit of Champions will headline three events while visiting two tracks during the first, full weekend of September, igniting the weekend, officially, with a Thursday night visit to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on September 5. The first and only Bedford Fairgrounds visit by the traveling All Stars in 2019 was scheduled to take shape in the spring, but Mother Nature had other plans.

The Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday and Saturday, September 6 & 7. Boasting an action-packed weekend that will attract open wheel enthusiasts from coast-to-coast, Port Royal Speedway will open the two-day program with the $5,000-to-win Night Before The 50 on Friday, September 6. Action will resume on Saturday, September 7, with the 52nd running of the Tuscarora 50, awarding an unprecedented $52,000 top prize in 2019; the largest payday on the All Star schedule.

Trailing Dale Blaney by a mere 24 points in the All Star championship standings, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will attempt to use Central Pennsylvania to his advantage and reclaim the top spot in the title chase. Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason will enter the Pennsylvania invasion third in the standings and 90 points behind Blaney, followed by Paul McMahan and recent Brad Doty Classic champion, as well as former Port Royal Speedway track champion, Brock Zearfoss.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from both nights of Port Royal Speedway’s Tuscarora 50. The Night Before The 50, as well as the 50-lap Tuscarora 50 finale, will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network via tape-delay broadcast beginning November 3.

Event Date/Track/Air Date & Time/Re-Air Date & Time:
9/6/2019 | Port Royal Speedway | 11/3/2019 | 8:00 PM | 11/3/2019 | 11:00 PM
9/7/2019 | Port Royal Speedway | 11/10/2019 | 8:00 PM | 11/10/2019 | 11:00 PM

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to share live broadcasts from all three events during the coming Pennsylvania swing. Those seeking information regarding broadcast availability and viewing options should visit Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/2/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 4302
2. Aaron Reutzel - 4278
3. Cory Eliason - 4212
4. Paul McMahan - 4152
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4078
6. Greg Wilson - 3994
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3856
8. Skylar Gee - 3752
9. George Hobaugh - 3242
10. Justin Peck - 2706

 

 

Cap Henry holds off Aaron Reutzel during Rick Susong Memorial for first-ever All Star victory

ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 2, 2019) - Nearly sweeping the entire evening program, Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry left Wayne County Speedway on Monday evening $5,000 richer, finally etching his name in sprint car racing history as an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner. The driver of the Lane Racing/Beer Barrel Bourbon No. 4 accomplished his feat in exciting fashion, utilizing his pole position to lead all 30, non-stop circuits around Wayne County Speedway, all while holding off defending All Star Circuit of Champions title holder, Aaron Reutzel.

Impressive enough, Henry’s campaign at the front of the field was engulfed in slower traffic for much of the 30-lap distance. On top of that, the former All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year was forced to manhandle an ultra-fast, but tricky and choppy surface, nearly costing Henry his victory when steering issues became a factor in the final corner. In fact, Henry’s margin of victory over Reutzel was a mere 0.024 seconds.

Buddy Kofoid chased Reutzel and Henry to the final checkers, followed by Cory Eliason and Dean Jacobs.

“Man, this is awesome,” Cap Henry said in victory lane, who not only won the Rick Susong Memorial main event, but he also earned the fastest time during qualifying time trials, as well as victory during his respective dash. “I feel like we’ve been trying to do this for like ten years. I can’t thank the guys from Lane Racing enough. They work extremely hard and actually had to rebuild this car two weeks in a row after I crashed it. They are great to work for; a great team.”

Starting from the pole position, Henry set the pace early, instantly jumping out to a commanding lead over Aaron Reutzel, Greg Wilson and Buddy Kofoid. Lapped traffic entered the picture early with Henry reaching the back of the field with only six laps knocked off the scoreboard. Solidly in second at the time, Henry’s momentum downshift in traffic allowed Reutzel to close the gap, actually making a bid for the top spot on lap nine. The slider through turns one and two failed allowing Henry to escape into the distance.

By lap 15, Reutzel was pressuring Henry for the lead yet again, utilizing periods of even heavier traffic to chase down the former All Star full-timer. Despite running up on the leader, Henry seemed to find another gear, once again separating himself from the Clute, Texas-native in traffic.

Ten laps later, Reutzel was all over Henry one more time, this time battling nearly nose-to-tail as the lead pair diced through slower cars.

In the meantime, it was apparent that the rut that had formed between turns three and four was giving Henry some trouble. Lap after lap, Henry would hit the rut and find himself nearly losing his balance. Although Henry was able to power his way out of the near-mess, the final lap nearly proved otherwise.

As Henry drove into turn three for the final time, the rut at the bottom of the speedway struck again sending the familiar No. 4 up the track. Henry’s mishap was an opportunity for Reutzel, ultimately opening the bottom groove. In a desperate attempt to maintain the lead, Henry rocketed back down the track and drag raced Reutzel to the finish, actually making contact just before the flagstand. Suffice it to say, Henry came out victorious, finally kicking the All Star monkey off his back.

“When I hit that rut on the white flag lap, I messed the steering up. I felt bad about running Aaron (Reutzel) almost to the infield, but we wanted an All Star win and I wasn’t going to lift,” Cap Henry continued. “I kept trying to crash through that hole the entire race. That last lap, it about got me. I definitely panicked there.”

“He was able to maintain a nice pace the entire race,” Aaron Reutzel said of Cap Henry. “Lapped traffic wasn’t too bad for me, but there were a few cars that were trying to make it hard for us. I was just trying not to crash, honestly.”

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their final month of competition with another round in Pennsylvania Posse Country, this time joining the best local competitors in the business for three straight nights on Thursday through Saturday, September 5-7. Action will commence on Thursday evening, September 5, at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The traveling All Stars were scheduled to appear at Bedford earlier in the season but Mother Nature had other plans.

The three-day weekend will conclude with the highest paying event on the 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule: the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The Central Pennsylvania showstopper will kick-off, officially, on Friday, September 6, with the Night Before The 50 program awarding a $5,000 top prize. The 52nd running of the Tuscarora 50 will follow on Saturday, September 7, awarding a $52,000 top prize.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - September 2, 2019:
Event: Pete Jacobs Memorial/Rick Susong Memorial
Entries: 36
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cap Henry - 15.116 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cap Henry - 14.742
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Buddy Kofoid
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dean Jacobs
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Justin Peck
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cap Henry
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Greg Wilson
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cap Henry
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brock Zearfoss (+11)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Cap Henry (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brandon Matus
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.378; 2. 45-Trevor Baker, 15.408; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 15.567; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 15.659; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.845; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.448; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 17.099; 8. 97-Max Stambaugh, 47.540; 9. 17V-William Aumend Jr., ---

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.293; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.315; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 15.330; 4. 8-Cole Duncan, 15.634; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 15.730; 6. G1-Tim Shaffer, 15.750; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble, 16.008; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 16.309; 9. 7DK-Dylan Kingan, 16.734

Group (C)
1. 4-Cap Henry, 14.742; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.138; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.382; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs, 15.439; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.460; 6. 15-Mitch Harble, 16.054; 7. O66-Trey Jacobs, 16.126; 8. 9X-Ricky Peterson, 16.133; 9. 23-Carson Short, 16.325

Group (D)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 15.238; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.334; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 15.335; 4. 70X-Justin Peck, 15.454; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.548; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.695; 7. 38k-Jordan Ryan, 15.953; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus, 16.182; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger, 16.241

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 4. 97-Max Stambaugh [8]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit [1]; 8. 17V-William Aumend Jr. [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. G1-Tim Shaffer [6]; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw [8]; 6. 8-Cole Duncan [1]; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs [5]; 8. 5H-Jordan Harble [7]; 9. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 9-Dean Jacobs [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 23-Carson Short [9]; 7. O66-Trey Jacobs [7]; 8. 9X-Ricky Peterson [8]; 9. 15-Mitch Harble [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 4. 38K-Jordan Ryan [7]; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger [9]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [8]; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [5]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 8-Cole Duncan [3]; 4. 23-Carson Short [5]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [4]; 6. 9X-Ricky Peterson [12]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 9. 15-Mitch Harble [14]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [11]; 11. 18J-RJ Jacobs [8]; 12. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]; 13. 17V-William Aumend Jr. [13]; 14. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [15]; 15. O66-Trey Jacobs [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs [9]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 8. 11-Dale Blaney [8]; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss [20]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. K4-Chad Kemenah [7]; 12. G1-Tim Shaffer [13]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [16]; 14. 38K-Jordan Ryan [14]; 15. 97-Max Stambaugh [15]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 17. 22-Brandon Spithaler [21]; 18. 23-Carson Short [23]; 19. 8-Cole Duncan [22]; 20. 45-Trevor Baker [12]; 21. 16M-Danny Mumaw [19]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 24. O8-Dan Kuriger [18]; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker [25] Lap Leaders: Cap Henry (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/2/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 4302
2. Aaron Reutzel - 4278
3. Cory Eliason - 4212
4. Paul McMahan - 4152
5. Brock Zearfoss - 4078
6. Greg Wilson - 3994
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3856
8. Skylar Gee - 3752
9. George Hobaugh - 3242
10. Justin Peck - 2706

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/30/2019): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/31/2019): Brock Zearfoss (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (9/2/2019): Cap Henry

 

 

Mother Nature interrupts All Star visit to Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 1, 2019) - Rain invaded the Orrville, Ohio-area just after the 4 o’clock hour, and again just after the 7 o’clock hour, leaving Wayne County Speedway grounds heavily saturated. With little to no drying time available, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Wayne County Speedway officials were left with no choice but to cancel Pete Jacobs Memorial competition scheduled for Sunday, September 1.

There were 32 cars signed-in for action when the rain returned.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will return to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ on Monday, September 2. The Labor Day visit will award a $5,000 top prize.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Monday, September 2. A mandatory drivers meeting will take shape at 4:30 p.m, with hot laps scheduled to hit the racing surface at 5 p.m., sharp. For additional news and updates, please visit Wayne County Speedway online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/31/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 4168
2. Aaron Reutzel - 4132
3. Cory Eliason - 4070
4. Paul McMahan - 4022
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3946
6. Greg Wilson - 3858
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3738
8. Skylar Gee - 3646
9. George Hobaugh - 3152
10. Justin Peck - 2568

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/30/2019): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/31/2019): Brock Zearfoss (3)

 

 

Brock Zearfoss outduels them all for Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics crown at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (August 31, 2019) - Taking into consideration his Friday night performance that resulted in a fourth place finish after starting 11th on the main event grid, it was apparent that Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss was going to be a major contender during Saturday’s Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics finale at Attica Raceway Park.

Fact of the matter is, Zearfoss was not a contender, but a winner, eventually leading the final 12 circuits to score the $10,000 top prize, the largest payday of his career, as well as the coveted Brad Doty Classic championship helmet.

The victory, accomplished over a pair of Friday night podium finishers consisting of Tim Shaffer and Buddy Kofoid, raised Zearfoss’ Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory count to three on the season; his first in Ohio and his first since mid-July at Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer ended up chasing Zearfoss to the final checkers, followed by Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid.

Using his performance to reclaim the top spot in the All Star title chase, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney finished fourth on Saturday night with Parker Price-Miller claiming the final spot in the top five.

“This is badass,” Brock Zearfoss said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, pilot of the Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley's Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/No. 70 sprint car. “I’ve been telling Brad (Doty) that I’ve wanted to come out to his race for the last three or four years, but this year we finally had the chance to do it. I’m just thankful Tony Stewart and the All Stars were able to put this deal together with Brad’s help. My guys, Shane and Tye, gave me an awesome race car the last two nights. What an honor to win this.”

Despite escaping to a comfortable command during the final 12 circuits, the trip to the top of the podium was challenging for the ‘Jonestown Jet,’ forced to battle, as well as exchange the top spot, with defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder, Aaron Reutzel, on back-to-back occurrences during laps 26 and 27.

Zearfoss took charge over Reutzel for the first time on lap 26, utilizing a slick move through the center of turns three and four. Not willing to give up, Reutzel retaliated in a hurry, soon driving back by Zearfoss the following circuit. Unfortunately for Reutzel, caution flags waved two laps later at his expense, this time for an obvious mechanical issue, as the car slowed to a stop in turns one and two. Reutzel’s misfortune proved to be a benefit for Zearfoss, now inheriting the top spot over Buddy Kofoid and Tim Shaffer.

Starting fourth on the 40-lap grid, Zearfoss battled within the top-five the entire distance, bouncing back and forth between third and fourth during the first 20 laps. Lap 23 served as the benchmark for Zearfoss’ first, true challenge for the top spot, first driving under Kofoid through turns three and four to take second, all before the aforementioned lead change with Reutzel on lap 26.

“We were able to start a little bit closer to the front tonight and it all went our way,” Brock Zearfoss continued. “Things got pretty tight there in traffic with Aaron (Reutzel) and we may have touched a little bit, but that’s just racing sometimes. You have to go after it. I’m not sure what happened to him, but I saw that he slowed up. Like I said, things just went our way.”

Labor Day weekend will continue for Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2, with a two-day visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The annual Pete Jacobs Memorial will headline the two-race appearance on Sunday, September 1, awarding a $12,000 top prize; the Monday night, Labor Day weekend finale will award a $5,000 top prize.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2. A drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, as well as at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Hot laps are scheduled to hit the racing surface at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. For more updates, please visit Wayne County Speedway online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - August 31, 2019:
Event: Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics
Entries: 37
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.785 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cap Henry - 12.562 seconds
R&R Racewear Heat #1 presented by Ford Performance: Cory Eliason
R&R Racewear Heat #2 presented by All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: Buddy Kofoid
R&R Racewear Heat #3 presented by Hunt Brothers Pizza: Parker Price-Miller
R&R Racewear Heat #4 presented by Mobil 1: Brock Zearfoss
Callies Dash #1 presented by JE Pistons: Tim Shaffer
Priority Aviation Dash #2 presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Buddy Kofoid
JEGS B-Main presented Classic Ink USA Screenprinting Winner: Gio Scelzi
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Greg Wilson (+8)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Brock Zearfoss (26, 29-40)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: TJ Michael
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.569; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.677; 3. 19-Paige Polyak, 12.724; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.802; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.833; 6. 23-Carson Short, 13.110; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.180; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.209; 9. 16-DJ Foos, 13.241; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.429

Group (B)
1. 4-Cap Henry, 12.562; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.640; 3. G1-Tim Shaffer, 12.704; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.826; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.945; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.002; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.034; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.120; 9. 1st-Gary Taylor, 13.192

Group (C)
1. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.783; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.837; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.910; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.935; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.007; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.044; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.151; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.688; 9. 91-Cale Thomas, ---

Group (D)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.731; 2. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.738; 3. 17xl-Caleb Helms, 12.830; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.934; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.948; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.008; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.011; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.354; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.458

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 19-Paige Polyak [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [9]; 7. 23-Carson Short [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith [1]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 7. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 3. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 8. 17XL-Caleb Helms [2]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. G1-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [4]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 8. 23-Carson Short [6]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [12]; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs [13]; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker [10]; 12. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [8]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 7. O9-Craig Mintz [14]; 8. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [9]; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild [15]; 11. 5R-Byron Reed [17]; 12. 33W-Caleb Griffith [13]; 13. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 15. 16-DJ Foos [23]; 16. 71-Gio Scelzi [21]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [24]; 18. 39-Hunter Schuerenberg [12]; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah [16]; 20. 1-Nate Dussel [20]; 21. 19-Paige Polyak [7]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [19]; 23. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [18] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer (1-10), Buddy Kofoid (11-18), Aaron Reutzel (19-25), Brock Zearfoss (26), Aaron Reutzel (27, 28), Brock Zearfoss (29-40)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/31/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 4168
2. Aaron Reutzel - 4132
3. Cory Eliason - 4070
4. Paul McMahan - 4022
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3946
6. Greg Wilson - 3858
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3738
8. Skylar Gee - 3646
9. George Hobaugh - 3152
10. Justin Peck - 2568

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/30/2019): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (8/31/2019): Brock Zearfoss (3)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel uses late race restart to steal Brad Doty Classic opener at Attica Raceway Park, reclaims All Star championship point lead​

ATTICA, Ohio (August 30, 2019) - Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel is certainly no stranger to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane, but his trip to the top of the podium on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park was just as dramatic as it was last minute, utilizing a restart with three laps remaining to steal the victory from race-long leader and California hotshot, Buddy Kofoid.

For Reutzel, the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics opening night victory was valuable not only short term, earning $5,000 for his efforts, but it was also valuable long term, as the defending All Star titleholder reclaimed the championship point lead by two markers over Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney. Reutzel’s win bumped his count to a staggering ten on the season, now with two at Attica Raceway Park in 2019.

Also using the late-race restart to his advantage, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer chased Aaron Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Buddy Kofoid, Brock Zearfoss and Cap Henry.

“It’s nice to get a win. We’ve been having either really good luck, or really bad luck; no in between,” Aaron Reutzel expressed in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Nattress Construction/No. 87 sprint car. “It was a great night for all of my guys. It was nice to close back in on the points. Dale (Blaney) and I have been going back and forth a lot this year in the points. I just want to get the lead and set sail. Dale is a seasoned veteran at this stuff and probably takes the stress a little bit better than I do.”

Starting fourth on the evening grid, Reutzel was not a major contender until late in the 40-lapper. Battling early with Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry, the pair exchanged the runner-up spot nearly five times before Reutzel finally settled into second on lap 28.

While Henry and Reutzel battled in the background, Buddy Kofoid was in control. The Ed Neumeister Racing ace took off from the pole position and maintained a blistering pace on the topside of the speedway. An early reg flag incident on lap eight, followed by a pair of cautions on lap 13 and lap 17, were Kofoid’s only distractions during the first half of the 40-lap program.
A long green flag segment after the lap 17 caution eventually led the front-runners to lapped traffic. Despite Kofoid’s torrid pace on top, getting by the slower cars became a challenge, ultimately allowing Cap Henry and Aaron Reutzel to track down the youngster.

On lap 28, executing a bold slider between turns three and four, Reutzel drove by Henry for second, next setting aim on the No. 11N of Kofoid. As the laps clicked down, so did Kofoid’s command, nearly losing the top spot to Reutzel when the Texan attempted a slide job in turns one and two on lap 37. Although the attempt failed, yellow flags waved shortly thereafter giving Kofoid the breather that he needed, or so he thought.

It turns out that the ensuing restart with three laps to go was just what Reutzel needed, sticking himself between the bottom edge and a blocking Kofoid as the pair battled through turns one and two.

“I was going to try to get a run on the top, but he blocked the top,” Aaron Reutzel said. “I really thought he was going to take off earlier than that and not leave us anything, but he waited a long time to take off. I knew if we had any chance, that’s when it was going to be. I think he knew he made a little bit of a mistake and tried to block it, but he left the door open just enough. We had a great race car. That late caution is what won us the race.”

The final caution also allowed Tim Shaffer the opportunity to drive by Kofoid to claim second. It was the Aliquippa-native’s first night in the Ron Gorby-owned/Howard Johnson of Lima/No. G1.

“We’re still learning the car,” Tim Shaffer said of his new opportunity, who started fifth on the grid. “Early on in that race, I just couldn’t get the wing back enough. The track was so tight on the right rear. It finally slicked up to where I could get the wing back and get a little more leverage getting into the corner. That last restart, I think I had a shot at (Reutzel) but I missed the bottom. It’s a great night and a great job for all of us.”

“My motor didn’t take off there on that last restart,” Buddy Kofoid explained. “I guess I just need to do my job better on restarts. I really wasn’t challenged on the restarts before that one. I’m just glad to finish in a podium spot.”

Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics competition will continue at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, August 31. Although the scenery will be the same, the stakes will be higher, as the two-day finale will award a $10,000 top prize, officially concluding Attica’s 32nd season of action.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 5 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 5:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - August 30, 2019:
Event: Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics
Entries: 33
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Justin Peck - 12.705 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 12.597 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1 presented by R&R Racewear: Skylar Gee
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 presented by R&R Racewear: Jac Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 presented by R&R Racewear: Caleb Griffith
Mobil 1 Heat #4 presented by R&R Racewear: Buddy Kofoid
JE Pistons Dash #1 presented by Callies: Buddy Kofoid
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2 presented by Priority Aviation: Cap Henry
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main presented by JEGS Winner: Travis Philo
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Greg Wilson (+15)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Buddy Kofoid (1-37)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Cale Thomas
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.752; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah, 12.766; 3. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.792; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.841; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.857; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 12.958; 7. 28-Danny Mumaw, 13.505; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.586; 9. 46-Stuart Williams, NT

Group (B)
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.597; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.699; 3. G1-Tim Shaffer, 12.831; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.884; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor, 12.909; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.939; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.008; 8. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.719

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.609; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews, 12.812; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.853; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.106; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.177; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.325; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.679; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.781

Group (D)
1. 4-Cap Henry, 12.633; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.665; 3. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.775; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.802; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.923; 6. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.947; 7. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.103; 8. 23-Carson Short, 13.383

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 7. 28-Danny Mumaw [7]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor [5]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews [3]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo [7]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 7. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 8. 23-Carson Short [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 3. G1-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 33W-Caleb Griffith [5]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 28-Danny Mumaw [6]; 5. 91-Cale Thomas [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo [3]; 8. 23-Carson Short [9]; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton [10]; 10. 18J-RJ Jacobs [8]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. G1-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [13]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 10. 70X-Justin Peck [12]; 11. 11-Dale Blaney [19]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed [17]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 14. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 17. 16-DJ Foos [22]; 18. 33W-Caleb Griffith [10]; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah [7]; 20. 25M-Chris Andrews [15]; 21. 1ST-Gary Taylor [18]; 22. 28-Danny Mumaw [24]; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker [20]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [21] Lap Leaders: Buddy Kofoid (1-37), Aaron Reutzel (38-40)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/30/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4028
2. Dale Blaney - 4026
3. Cory Eliason - 3932
4. Paul McMahan - 3898
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3796
6. Greg Wilson - 3736
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3622
8. Skylar Gee - 3540
9. George Hobaugh - 3062
10. Justin Peck - 2436

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre
Attica Raceway Park, Pa. (8/30/2019): Aaron Reutzel (10)

 

 

Tony Stewart Releases Statement Regarding All Star Disqualifications at BAPS Motor Speedway

On Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway, the All Star Circuit of Champions disqualified five teams and drivers from the feature event due to their crews leaving the designated work area in the infield of the track. This is stated in our rule book and the designated work area was communicated to the drivers at the driver’s meeting. Our officials called the rules violations accurately.

With that said, I acknowledge that the punishment of disqualification does not fit the wrongdoing by the teams. The intent of the rule is, not only for the safety of the crew members, but also to provide a level playing field for all teams while in the infield. On Sunday night, Track and Series officials both determined that a designated area was required for crew members to keep them safe and away from certain areas of the infield.

I assure each and every track owner, promoter, team owner, driver, crew member and most importantly the loyal fans that support their drivers and tracks, that this will never happen again. We will not put ourselves in a position to have to monitor the designated work area. In the instances that our teams are parked outside the track, the work area will remain outside the track unless the track designates it elsewhere. Any disqualification will be reserved for only those violations that warrant such a response.

I was a participant in this race for the third straight year and as a driver I was upset that I didn’t get to race against the cars that were disqualified. I won the All Star race at BAPS Speedway last year and it one of the biggest races that I have ever won for one reason: I came to Pennsylvania and beat the best in the sport. Coming to Pennsylvania is important for me and for my Series; it’s the toughest racing in the country. When you win in Pennsylvania, you know you beat the best.

I have reached out to each of the teams that were disqualified on Sunday night and had meaningful discussions with each of them. Each team and driver have committed to supporting the All Stars beginning next weekend at Port Royal for the Night Before the 50 and the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50, Williams Grove on September 20th and the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 21st.

I would like to publicly support my Series Director, Eric Walls. Eric is fair and consistent to each and every team that races with us regardless of their tenure, number of wins or resume. Eric did his job on Sunday night and he will do so again beginning this weekend in Ohio. I have the utmost respect and confidence in Eric. If anyone is to take the blame for the rule as it was written, that falls on me as the Series owner.

Finally, it is important to note that my officials made the call Sunday night. BAPS Motor Speedway was not involved in the decision to disqualify the teams. Scott and Kolten do a great job at their facility and have invested their money and time to make their track a top facility in central Pennsylvania. I ask that you do not hold them accountable on any level and support them as you have in the past. I extend this ask of support to all tracks in central PA. There are a number of high purse paying shows remaining in Pennsylvania over the next two months. These tracks cannot pay out purses of this magnitude without the support of the fans.

I am truly sorry for the impact this has caused on the fans, teams, drivers, BAPS Motor Speedway and their partners including the Snyder family and BAPS Paints, and our Series partners, including Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Mobil 1.

 

 

All Stars excited to headline four-race trip through Ohio during Labor Day weekend

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 28, 2019) - Traditionally a packed agenda for Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil, Labor Day weekend just got bigger, now featuring four events in four days, two of which awarding five-figure paydays.

The four-race stretch will ignite, officially, with Brad Doty Classic competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, August 30 & 31. Kicking things off with a $5,000-to-win preliminary on Friday, the Doty will hit an even higher gear one night later, eventually shelling out a $10,000 payday after 40 laps of green flag action.

Originally on the World of Outlaws schedule, the 2019 Brad Doty Classic was canceled due to wet weather and later transitioned to All Star sanction.
Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will conclude the four-day sweep with a doubleheader on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2. Like Attica Raceway Park, ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ will crank things up and award big money over the holiday weekend beginning with the $12,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, September 1.

The Wayne County Speedway visit will conclude with the $5,000-to-win Rick Susong Memorial on Monday, September 2.

With one month remaining on the 2019 All Star calendar, the race for the championship is far from over. Six-time Series champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, will enter the Ohio foursome on top of the title chase by 20 markers over Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel. The driver of the McGhee Motosports No. 11 used back-to-back runner-up performances in Pennsylvania to increase his command in the standings.

Although currently second in the title chase, Aaron Reutzel, the 2018 All Star champion, leads the way in the win category. Including two during the recent Pennsylvania swing, Reutzel owns nine victories in 2019, accompanied by 17 marks in the top-five category.

Combined, Reutzel and Blaney account for 12 victories on the tour thus far in 2019. Cory Eliason, who is third in the championship chase, owns two victory lane appearances this season, Paul McMahan, who is awaiting his first opportunity to strike gold in 2019, sits fourth in the championship standings, followed by two-time New York winner, Brock Zearfoss.

Fans who can not make the journey to Ohio for the All Star quadruple-header can still witness every lap live from the comfort of their own home. Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to broadcast all four events from Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway. Those seeking additional information such as broadcast options and pricing should visit Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 30, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday, with hot laps to follow at 6:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., respectively. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2. A drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, as well as at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Hot laps are scheduled to hit the racing surface at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. For more updates, please visit Wayne County Speedway online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/25/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 3898
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3878
3. Cory Eliason - 3794
4. Paul McMahan - 3762
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3654
6. Greg Wilson - 3602
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3502
8. Skylar Gee - 3408
9. George Hobaugh - 2972
10. Justin Peck - 2306

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre

 

 

 

Gerard McIntyre earns first All Star victory of 2019 during Justin Snyder ‘Salute to the Troops’ program at BAPS Motor Speedway

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (August 25, 2019) - Utilizing ‘home field advantage,’ New Oxford, Pennsylvania’s Gerard McIntrye capped an incredible weekend for the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and earned the ‘Salute to the Troops’ victory at BAPS Motor Speedway on Sunday evening, August 25, eventually leading all 30 circuits of the $5,000-to-win program and securing his first Series victory of the 2019 season.

The win, a second-ever during All Star competition for the pilot of the Northeast Foundation and Concrete/Water Treatment By Design/No. 07 sprint car, did not come without a challenge, forced with withstand nearly 20 laps of constant pressure from six-time Series champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney.

On an even bigger note for All Star enthusiasts, the BAPS Motor Speedway triumph bumped the weekend score to 4-1 in favor of Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions; Grandview Speedway, the first Williams Grove Speedway ‘Jack Gunn Memorial’ feature, Lincoln Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway all accomplished by full-time All Stars.

“The guys did a great job tonight. I just did what I needed to do to get this thing to victory lane,” said Gerard McIntrye in BAPS Motor Speedway victory lane. “A big thanks to all of those guys for running me clean. I could hear Dale (Blaney) on the outside of me a couple of times. I tried to change my line up a few times so those guys didn’t know where I was going. It all worked out and I’m glad to be here.”

A red flag incident involving pole-sitter, Justin Peck, on the opening circuit, followed by multiple rule infractions resulting in the disqualification of Danny Dietrich, Anthony Macri, Lance Dewease, Ryan Smith and Skylar Gee, allowed McIntyre the opportunity to restart on the front row. The opportunity played into McIntyre’s favor, jumping to an early lead with Cory Eliason, Dale Blaney, Aaron Reutzel and Tony Stewart in tow.

With G-Mac in command, it was Blaney who was making the early moves. The Hartford, Ohio-native slipped into second by lap five, next setting aim on the familiar No. 07 of McIntyre. Lap after lap, Blaney attempted to drive by G-Mac, only to be denied at the exit of each corner. A trio of cautions, including a second red flag incident for Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel, on lap 19, halted the feature pace, and although Blaney restarted well, G-Mac survived and continued to lead the way.

In an attempt to execute a perfect last-ditch effort, Blaney chased McIntyre beyond the flagstand and drove into turn one as hard as he could, nearly pulling even as the pair reached the apex of the corner. A drag race down the backstretch ensued, followed by McIntrye diving into turn three and Blaney returning to the topside. Despite the bold attempt, Blaney did not have enough, losing by a margin of victory equalling .0183 seconds.

“Gerard ran a really great race,” Dale Blaney said, driver of the McGhee Motorsports No. 11 who is now back in charge of the Series' championship standings. “The guys gave me a great car. A second the last two nights in Central PA isn’t bad. I would have liked to get one of these out here though.”

Freddie Rahmer, who won the evening’s B-main, blasted ahead 16 positions to secure a third place finish at the final checkers, followed by Brock Zearfoss and Paul McMahan.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will now turn their attention back to the Buckeye State, ready to headline four events in four days at two different facilities. Action will launch with two nights at Attica Raceway Park in Attica on Friday and Saturday, August 30 & 31, followed by back-to-back appearances at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2.

Competition will be high, but so will the paydays, as Attica Raceway Park will award a total winner’s share equalling $15,000 over the course of the two-day visit; $5,000 on Friday, followed by the $10,000-to-win Brad Doty Classic on Saturday.

Wayne County Speedway will also award hefty top prizes over Labor Day weekend beginning with the $12,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, followed by the Rick Susong Memorial worth $5,000 on Monday.

Additional news and notes will be posted in the near future. For the time being, fans are encouraged to visit Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway online at www.atticaracewaypark.com and www.waynecountyspeedway.com, respectively.

Contingency Awards/Results: BAPS Motor Speedway - August 25, 2019:
Event: Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops
Entries: 28
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Danny Dietrich - 15.924 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lance Dewease - 15.853 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Smith
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gerard McIntyre
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Anthony Macri
JE Pistons presented by Fatheadz Eyewear Dash: Justin Peck
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Gerard McIntyre
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+16)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Gerard McIntyre (1-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Jay Galloway
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.853; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.943; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.198; 4. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.268; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.417; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.551; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.570; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.682; 9. 91F-Anthony Fiore, 17.053; 10. 67-Justin Whittall, 17.178

Group (B)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.161; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.280; 3. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.539; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.555; 5. 7k-Dan Shetler, 16.786; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich, 16.859; 7. 5-Jeff Halligan, 17.146; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.217; 9. 90-Jordan Givler, 17.278

Group (C)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.244; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 16.246; 3. 70X-Justin Peck, 16.446; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.540; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.547; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.562; 7. 44-Dylan Norris, 16.815; 8. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.946; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway, 17.568

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 72-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 8. 67-Justin Whittall [10]; 9. 91F-Anthony Fiore [9]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [2]; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody [8]; 6. 90-Jordan Givler [9]; 7. 5-Jeff Halligan [7]; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 8. 44-Dylan Norris [7]; 9. 27G-Jay Galloway [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 6. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 7. 69K-Lance Dewease [7]; 8. 72-Ryan Smith [8]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 2. 5-Jeff Halligan [4]; 3. 73B-Brett Michalski [2]; 4. 44-Dylan Norris [6]; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway [10]; 8. 67-Justin Whittall [7]; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich [8]; 10. 91F-Anthony Fiore [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [19]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [15]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [16]; 9. 21-Brian Montieth [12]; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [17]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 12. 5-Jeff Halligan [20]; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski [21]; 14. 44-Dylan Norris [22]; 15. 90-Jordan Givler [18]; 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 17. 7K-Dan Shetler [23]; 18. 40-George Hobaugh [24]; 19. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 20. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 21. 69K-Lance Dewease [7]; 22. 72-Ryan Smith [8]; 23. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [3] Lap Leaders: Gerard McIntyre (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/25/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 3898
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3878
3. Cory Eliason - 3794
4. Paul McMahan - 3762
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3654
6. Greg Wilson - 3602
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3502
8. Skylar Gee - 3408
9. George Hobaugh - 2972
10. Justin Peck - 2306

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/24/2019): Skylar Gee
BAPS Motor Speedway, Pa. (8/25/2019): Gerard McIntyre

 

 

Skylar Gee dominates Lincoln Speedway for first-ever All Star victory; Series up 3-1 over Posse with one event remaining

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (August 24, 2019) - Earning a first-ever Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory is certainly special, but to attain that feat in the heart of Pennsylvania Posse Country is on an entirely different level, especially with MAVTV Motorsports Network cameras on the prowl.

Leduc, Alberta, Canada’s Skylar Gee reached that level on Saturday night in the Pigeon Hills, eventually dominating All Star Circuit of Champions feature competition at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway by leading all 30 circuits, doing so from the pole position.

Not only did Gee lead every lap, but the All Star Rookie of the Year contender did it in incredible fashion, ultimately crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory surpassing two seconds. Impressive enough, Gee’s lead reached nearly three seconds by the midpoint of the program, but a caution on lap 17 knocked his wicked pace back to idle.

Six-time All Star champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, chased Gee to the finish, followed by Ryan Smith, Adam Wilt and Jeff Halligan.

“Hats off to my team. They gave me one hell of a race car tonight,” said Skylar Gee in victory lane, who nearly swept the program by setting fast time, winning the dash, and finally, winning the $5,000 main event. “This was a fun race track. I can’t wait to come back here.”

With six cautions, including an unforeseen fuel stop on lap four, cutting-up the 30-lapper, the only real challenges for Gee were the multiple restarts. In fact, the third generation ace was forced to survive two complete restarts before getting underway, officially.

A tap against the turn four, outside retaining wall gave Gee a stir on lap 22, ultimately trimming his near-three second command over Blaney to a single second. Despite the fact, Blaney was unable to capitalize. Even when a lapped car blocked Gee’s preferred top lane in the final corner, nobody was present to potentially overtake. The ASCS graduate did not falter, however, and simply dived through the corner to set-up a straight shot at the flagstand.

“I’m looking at the board and I’m seeing Dale Blaney and the 72 [Ryan Smith] and I think ‘I better get going here,’” Gee continued, pilot of the Moto Gator/Raw Machinery/Carlan Services/No. 99 sprint car. “I just kept trying to change it up and plan my starts right; I think I did a pretty good job of that. It really hasn’t sunk in yet. I really don’t know what to say.”

Fans should note they can relive the action from Lincoln Speedway via MAVTV Motorsports Network on Sunday, October 27.

Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops event at BAPS Motor Speedway will conclude the All Star weekend road trip on Sunday evening, August 25. Like the events at Grandview Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, the Sunday night showstopper will award a $5,000 payday.

BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 25. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:15 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit BAPS Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.bapsmotorspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - August 24, 2019:
Entries: 30
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 13.365 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Skylar Gee - 13.258 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Smith
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jeff Halligan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney
JE Pistons presented by Fatheadz Eyewear Dash: Skylar Gee
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Brandon Rahmer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Skylar Gee
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Alan Krimes (+12)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Skylar Gee
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Tim Wagaman
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.258; 2. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.381; 3. 72-Ryan Smith, 13.395; 4. 16-Matt Campbell, 13.469; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.522; 6. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.528; 7. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.569; 8. 75-Chase Dietz, 13.617; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.709; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.019

Group (B)
1. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.514; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.517; 3. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.530; 4. 58-Jeff Halligan, 13.582; 5. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.610; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.673; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes, 13.744; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.770; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.786; 10. 7-Trey Hivner, 14.130

Group (C)
1. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.543; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.561; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.571; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.584; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.587; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.649; 7. 39-Cory Haas, 13.737; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.755; 9. 1s-Tim Wagaman, 13.846; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.215

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 72-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 16-Matt Campbell [1]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 6. 75-Chase Dietz [8]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [7]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 9. 69-Tim Glatfelter [6]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 58-Jeff Halligan [1]; 2. 15-Adam Wilt [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [5]; 6. 87K-Alan Krimes [7]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [4]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [9]; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [8]; 10. 7-Trey Hivner [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 39-Cory Haas [7]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 1S-Tim Wagaman [9]; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 16-Matt Campbell [3]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 58-Jeff Halligan [6]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 8. 15-Adam Wilt [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 88-Brandon Rahmer [1]; 2. 59-Jim Siegel [3]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter [2]; 5. 8-Billy Dietrich [6]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 7. 1S-Tim Wagaman [4]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 10. 7-Trey Hivner [12]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 15-Adam Wilt [8]; 5. 58-Jeff Halligan [5]; 6. 87K-Alan Krimes [18]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [2]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer [16]; 11. 70X-Justin Peck [14]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 13. 59-Jim Siegel [19]; 14. 1X-Chad Trout [7]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [24]; 16. 21-Brian Montieth [10]; 17. 70-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 18. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 19. 73B-Brett Michalski [26]; 20. 39-Cory Haas [15]; 21. 88-Brandon Rahmer [21]; 22. 75-Chase Dietz [17]; 23. 48-Danny Dietrich [20]; 24. 69-Tim Glatfelter [22]; 25. 99M-Kyle Moody [25]; 26. 8-Billy Dietrich [23] Lap Leaders: Skylar Gee (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/24/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel -3760
2. Dale Blaney - 3752
3. Cory Eliason - 3658
4. Paul McMahan - 3622
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3512
6. Greg Wilson - 3468
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3352
8. Skylar Gee - 3304
9. George Hobaugh - 2858
10. Justin Peck - 2194

 

 

Aaron Reutzel leads All Stars to victory during Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway; Dewease gets redemption during second 20-lapper

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (August 23, 2019) - For the first time in Series history, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 defeated the Pennsylvania Posse at Williams Grove Speedway, doing so in dramatic fashion during the first of two Jack Gunn Memorial, 20-lap main events on Friday night, August 23.

Aaron Reutzel, the defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder, as well as the current Series point leader and season win leader, led the charge from the pole position during the first 20-lapper at the world-famous half-mile, securing his place in Williams Grove Speedway history books by leading all 20 circuits, all while holding off the track’s all-time win leader and six-time champion, Lance Dewease. In addition, Reutzel’s $4,000 victory snapped a 35-race winless streak at The Grove for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, a stretch that dates back to 1970.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for an All Star win,” an ecstatic Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “I think this goes to show how tough it is here and how hard it is to win here. I said it yesterday - we beat the Posse at Grandview, but I don’t think you actually ‘beat the Posse’ until you do it at Williams Grove. It’s pretty special to come in here and do that.”

Despite starting from the pole position, it was a hard-fought 20 laps for the Clute, Texas-native, forced to battle wheel-to-wheel and wing-to-wing with Lance Dewease during much of the second-half of the main event. Things only intensified as lap traffic increased, and by the time the leaders hit halfway, the lapped cars were stacked two and three wide.

Although Dewease and Paul McMahan, who battled in the runner-up spot until Dewease drove by the Nashville-native on lap 11, kept tabs on Reutzel in traffic, it was not until lap 14 when Reutzel received his first threatening challenge.

Attempting to utilize a slider between turns one and two, Dewease did his best to take control over Reutzel, only to be denied by the defending champion a half-lap later at the exit of turn four.

Despite being out-drove during the first Jack Gunn Memorial main event at Williams Grove Speedway, it did not take long for Fayetteville’s Lance Dewease to find his way back to All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, ultimately winning the second of two $4,000 paydays and bumping his Williams Grove Speedway win count to 97. Impressive enough, Dewease now owns 39 All Star victories, eight of which accomplished at the Cumberland County paperclip.

“We just keep plugging away with this race car,” Lance Dewease expressed, driver of the Don Kreitz, Jr.-owned/Schannauer Plumbing and Heating/Hess Iron/No. 69K sprint car. “The guys have been working hard since Knoxville. We weren’t too happy with how things ended out there, but we were pretty good all night tonight. I think I may have been a little too timid during the first feature, but I was able to be a little more aggressive during the second.”

By virtue of a six-position inversion draw, Lance Dewease started fifth on the second Jack Gunn Memorial main event grid. Although it took six circuits for Dewease to advance his first position, it was smooth sailing from that point forward. Just one circuit later, Dewease was able to drive by Adam Wilt for third, next setting aim on Ryan Smith and race-long leader, Kyle Moody.

By lap 12, Dewease was all over Smith for second, eventually taking the spot before the pair got back to the flagstand. It would only take Dewease two more laps to solidify his place at the top of the running order, the result of a massive dive into corner number three to get by Moody on lap 14.

“That’s my favorite corner around this place,” Lance Dewease said about turn three and four. “We can do that stuff pretty good when we are right.”

Ryan Smith drove by Moody to steal second before the final checkers, followed by Moody, Adam Wilt and Chad Trout.

Fans should note that the Jack Gunn Memorial will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network on October 20.

The ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will have their fair share of All Star competition on Saturday evening, August 24. Similar to their visit to Grandview two nights prior, the All Stars will chase a $5,000 winner’s share in the Pigeon Hills.

Lincoln Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. Action will commence with a mandatory drivers meeting at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - August 23, 2019:
Event: Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20’s
Entries: 31
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 16.879 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 16.717 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: TJ Stutts
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kyle Moody
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Adam Wilt
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Cory Haas
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner #1: Aaron Reutzel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner #2: Lance Dewease
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award Feature #1: Chad Trout (+5)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led Feature #1: Aaron Reutzel (1-20)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led Feature #2: Kyle Moody (1-13)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Tony Stewart
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.717; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.876; 3. 11S-TJ Stutts, 16.989; 4. 1-Logan Wagner, 17.003; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.110; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.127; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney, ---

Group (B)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.737; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.771; 3. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.860; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.882; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.010; 6. 39-Cory Haas, 17.044; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.480; 8. 14-Tony Stewart, ---

Group (C)
1. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.747; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.841; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.151; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.187; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.251; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.388; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.684; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.019

Group (D)
1. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.106; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.114; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.200; 4. 15-Adam Wilt, 17.253; 5. 5-Jeff Halligan, 17.438; 6. 70X-Justin Peck, 17.439; 7. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.826

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11S-TJ Stutts [2]; 2. 1-Logan Wagner [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99M-Kyle Moody [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 15-Adam Wilt [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 6. 5-Jeff Halligan [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [2]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 15-Adam Wilt [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 11S-TJ Stutts [5]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Cory Haas [1]; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall [2]; 3. 5-Jeff Halligan [4]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [10]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

A-Main (20 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 15-Adam Wilt [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [5]; 7. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 8. 1X-Chad Trout [13]; 9. 11-Dale Blaney [9]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 12. 21-Brian Montieth [11]; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss [14]; 14. 51-Freddie Rahmer [15]; 15. 11S-TJ Stutts [10]; 16. 39M-Anthony Macri [18]; 17. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [19]; 18. 70X-Justin Peck [20]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [16]; 20. 39-Cory Haas [21]; 21. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 22. 5-Jeff Halligan [23]; 23. 99-Skylar Gee [25]; 24. 12W-Troy Fraker [26]; 25. 55K-Robbie Kendall [22]; 26. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-20)

A-Main (20 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 2. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [1]; 4. 15-Adam Wilt [2]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [8]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [11]; 7. 21-Brian Montieth [12]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [14]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [16]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [13]; 15. 11S-TJ Stutts [15]; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [17]; 17. 70X-Justin Peck [18]; 18. 39-Cory Haas [20]; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre [21]; 20. 5-Jeff Halligan [22]; 21. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [26]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [19]; 23. 12W-Troy Fraker [24]; 24. 99-Skylar Gee [23]; 25. 11-Dale Blaney [9]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [25] Lap Leaders: Kyle Moody (1-13), Lance Dewease (14-20)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/23/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3626
2. Dale Blaney - 3606
3. Cory Eliason - 3544
4. Paul McMahan - 3496
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3396
6. Greg Wilson - 3336
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3232
8. Skylar Gee - 3154
9. George Hobaugh - 2768
10. Tony Stewart - 2152

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/23/2019): Lance Dewease (2)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel leads all 35 to become first name etched on Grandview Speedway’s Hodnett Cup, reclaims Series point lead

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (August 22, 2019) - For the second consecutive season, and with MAVTV Motorsports Network cameras rolling, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel earned his way into Grandview Speedway victory lane, only this time etching his name even deeper into sprint car history by becoming the first name added to the illustrious Hodnett Cup. Set to be a signature award when the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 visit the Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, oval, the Hodnett Cup will be decorated year by year, as each winner’s name will be added for all to see.

Reutzel, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car, led all 35 circuits on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway, forced to survive a heavyweight bout in traffic to secure his Series-leading eighth All Star victory of the 2019 season. In addition, the Grandview Speedway triumph also allowed the defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder to reclaim the championship points lead, now with a two point advantage over six-time Series champion, Dale Blaney.

Before Reutzel could march his way to victory against the infamous Pennsylvania Posse, Mother Nature intervened just after qualifying resulting in a lengthy delay. Suffice it to say, track and Series officials held their ground and allowed the weather to pass.

“I just want to thank all of the fans, as well as all of the officials for sticking this one out and not throwing in the towel. We all really appreciate their efforts,” Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane. “It was definitely a hard call to make, but I’m glad they did it. The track was really fast tonight because of the rain. We were really lucky to draw the one [during dash redraw]. That was a pretty big deal.”

Despite starting from the pole position and earning the initial jump, the path to victory was not paved easy for Reutzel. After a pair of cautions, one resulting in red flag conditions, disturbed competition during the first six circuits, a long green followed, thus creating periods of dense traffic around the Grandview bullring.

As traffic started to intensify, so did the pressure on Reutzel for the lead. By lap 20, Paul McMahan, who battled in the second position the entire distance up until that point, was all over Reutzel for the top spot. Danny Dietrich, a 13-time winner in 2019, soon threw his hat into the ring creating a three-car battle for the lead. The lead trio raced nearly nose to tail until a yellow sign of relief waved for Reutzel on lap 27. The caution allowed Reutzel to restart in clean air, and that is where he dominated.

Paul McMahan held on to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Danny Dietrich, Ryan Smith and Ryan Taylor.

“There were a lot of lapped cars that were not cooperating,” Aaron Reutzel explained. “In clean air I was really good, but in dirty air I struggled a little bit. Hats off to my guys. Night in and night out, they bust their butts and it really shows.”

Fans will have the opportunity to relive the action from Grandview Speedway on MAVTV Motorsports Network on October 13.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday evening, August 23. Headlining a monster program at the world-famous half-mile, the annual Jack Gunn Memorial will be the main attraction at Williams Grove Speedway featuring a pair of 20-lap main events, each awarding a $4,000 top prize. The A-main finish of the first 20-lapper will help set the field for the second 20-lapper; a pill draw conducted at the conclusion of the first feature will determine the number of cars inverted for the start of the second.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Williams Grove Speedway live on the Web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway - August 22, 2019:
Event: Hodnett Cup
Entries: 24
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Tony Stewart - 11.768 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.868 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Taylor
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brock Zearfoss
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Dietrich
JE Pistons presented by Fatheadz Eyewear Dash: Aaron Reutzel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Anthony Macri (+8)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reuztel (1-30)
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.868; 2. 72-Ryan Smith, 12.075; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.230; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor, 12.233; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.246; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 12.271; 7. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.288; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.565

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.292; 2. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.339; 3. 87K-Alan Krimes, 12.364; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.514; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 12.571; 6. 5-Jeff Halligan, 12.626; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski, 12.851

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.100; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.290; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.302; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney, 12.391; 5. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 12.426; 6. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt, 12.573; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.640; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.770

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 87K-Alan Krimes [2]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 6. 5-Jeff Halligan [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [4]; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 72-Ryan Smith [5]; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 6. 11-Dale Blaney [11]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [6]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [13]; 9. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 11. 51-Freddie Rahmer [14]; 12. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [15]; 13. 88-Brandon Rahmer [16]; 14. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 15. 5-Jeff Halligan [18]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [19]; 18. 73B-Brett Michalski [21]; 19. 91-Anthony Fiore [17]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 21. 87K-Alan Krimes [12]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [23]; 23. 70X-Justin Peck [10] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/22/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel -3476
2. Dale Blaney - 3474
3. Cory Eliason - 3414
4. Paul McMahan - 3352
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3272
6. Greg Wilson - 3224
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3124
8. Skylar Gee - 3050
9. George Hobaugh - 2678
10. Tony Stewart - 2062

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (8)

 

 

 

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will challenge Pennsylvania Posse on four consecutive nights

MAVTV Motorsports Network will join All Stars at Grandview, Williams Grove and Lincoln

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 21, 2019) - Pennsylvania will be ‘home sweet home’ to Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during the coming weekend, set to invade Posse Country for four straight nights of competition beginning Thursday evening, August 22, at Grandview Speedway near Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania.

Certainly a high octane weekend in the Keystone State, the All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse will battle at four different facilities during their four day visit, participating in five main events resulting in 135 laps of feature competition. All in all, the traveling All Stars will chase a total winner’s share reaching $23,000 beginning with a $5,000 payday to activate the weekend on Thursday.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Friday evening, August 23. Headlining a monster program at the world-famous half-mile, the annual Jack Gunn Memorial will be the main attraction at Williams Grove Speedway featuring a pair of 20-lap main events, each awarding a $4,000 top prize. The A-main finish of the first 20-lapper will help set the field for the second 20-lapper. A pill draw conducted at the conclusion of the first feature will determine the number of cars inverted for the start of the second.

The ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will have their fair share of All Star competition on Saturday evening, August 24. Similar to their visit to Grandview two nights prior, the All Stars will chase a $5,000 winner’s share in the Pigeon Hills.

Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops event at BAPS Motor Speedway will conclude the All Star weekend road trip on Sunday evening, August 25. Like the events at Grandview Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, the Sunday night showstopper will award a $5,000 payday.

Six-time champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, will lead the All Star charge into Central Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon. The Hartford, Ohio-native is on top of the driver title chase by ten markers, barely keeping recent winner and Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel at bay. Reutzel, who owns seven victories on the season including a recent win at Plymouth Speedway on August 17, owned the All Star point lead until a ‘DNF’ finish at I-96 Speedway on Friday, August 16, erased his command.

Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason will enter the weekend third in the driver championship chase, followed by Nashville’s Paul McMahan and former Posse full-timer, Brock Zearfoss.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway, respectively, during the coming weekend. All three events will be aired on MAVTV Motorsports Network via tape-delay broadcast beginning October 13.

Event Date/Track/Air Date & Time/Re-Air Date & Time:
8/22/2019|Grandview Speedway|10/13/2019|8:00 PM|10/13/2019|11:00 PM
8/23/2019|Williams Grove Speedway|10/20/2019|8:00 PM|10/20/2019|11:00 PM
8/24/2019|Lincoln Speedway|10/27/2019|8:00 PM|10/27/2019|11:00 PM

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to share live broadcasts from Lincoln Speedway and BAPS Motor Speedway during the coming weekend. Those seeking information regarding broadcast availability and viewing options should visit Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 22. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7:10 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Grandview Speedway live on the Web at www.grandviewspeedway.com.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Williams Grove Speedway live on the Web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 24. Action will commence with a mandatory drivers meeting at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven, Pennsylvania, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 25. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:15 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit BAPS Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.bapsmotorspeedway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/17/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 3336
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3326
3. Cory Eliason - 3284
4. Paul McMahan - 3206
5. Brock Zearfoss - 3140
6. Greg Wilson - 3106
7. Gerard McIntyre - 3014
8. Skylar Gee - 2934
9. George Hobaugh - 2572
10. Tony Stewart - 1928

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/17/2019): Aaron Reutzel (7)

 

 

Cory Eliason gets by Dale Blaney to score All Star victory at I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Mich (August 17, 2019) - Utilizing finesse, patience, and other's misfortune, Visalia, California's Cory Eliason earned his second Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2019 season on Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. The $5,000 triumph, his first since scoring a monster payday at Virginia Motor Speedway at the beginning of the points schedule, was accomplished from the outside of row three, eventually taking command on lap 19 and holding off a championship contending Dale Blaney, as well as Premier Motorsports' Justin Peck, at the end of 30 circuits.

"We just kept getting better and better as the feature went on," Cory Eliason expressed, driver of the Rudeen Racing No. 26 entry. "Things went our way tonight and we were able to capitalize. It feels great to be standing out here."

Starting from the outside-pole position, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel earned the early jump, blasting off to a near-straightaway lead with just three circuits knocked off the scoreboard. A caution on lap four slowed the pace early, and although the initial caution left little effect on the running order, it was the caution on lap eight that left the front-runners in a tangle.

As race leader Aaron Reutzel was attempting to check-up for spinning car at the exit of turn two, Gio Scelzi, who was battling in the second position, made contact with Reutzel’s rear bumper sending the California-native out over the edge of turn two and ultimately upside-down. As a result, Aaron Reutzel was forced to go to the work area; both drivers would not return.

With Reutzel and Gio Scelzi out of the picture, it was Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney who inherited the top spot, now with Eliason and Skylar Gee in tow.

Traffic eventually found its way into the picture by lap 14 creating a sudden roadblock for Blaney. As traffic intensified, so did Eliason’s pressure on the leader. By lap 17, Blaney’s advantage was scraped down to a car length, stuck behind slower cars with Eliason continuing to breath down his neck. The following circuit, Eliason made a big bid for the lead, nearly getting under Blaney as the duo battled off of turn four to complete lap 18. It only took Eliason one more lap to turn his near-takeover attempt into an official lead change, recreating his dive through turns three and four to successfully drive by the six-time All Star champion.

From that point forward, it was all Eliason at the front of the field, leading the final 12 circuits to score his second victory of the 2019 season. A caution with four laps remaining gave Eliason a stir, but Blaney and Justin Peck, who slipped into a podium spot from 11th just beyond halfway, was no match for the Rudeen Racing entry.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their march through Michigan and Indiana with a one night stand at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Saturday, August 17. Like their trek to Michigan one night prior, the trip to the Hoosier State will be a first and only for the traveling All Stars in 2019.

Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more should visit Plymouth Speedway online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: I-96 Speedway - August 16, 2019:
Entries: 29
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.306 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.202 seconds *NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Lee Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Skylar Gee
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gio Scelzi
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dan McCarron (+12)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Cory Eliason (19-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: George Hobaugh
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.316; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.328; 3. 71p-Parker Price-Miller, 13.440; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.569; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.712; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.716; 7. 16c-Gregg Dalman, 13.775; 8. iO7-Mark Coldren, 13.781; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.817; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.859

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.316; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.317; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.532; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett, 13.541; 5. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.557; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.733; 7. 27K-Brad Lamberson, 13.752; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.757; 9. 4L-Ryan Ruhl, 13.786; 10. 71E-Tyler Esh, 14.170

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.202; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 13.233; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.515; 4. 71m-Paul May, 13.631; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.802; 6. 21-Brinton Marvel, 13.878; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 14.158; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.183; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson, 14.373

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 9. 16C-Gregg Dalman [7]; 10. IO7-Mark Coldren [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 2. 85-Dustin Daggett [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 11R-Chase Ridenour [8]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [6]; 7. 4L-Ryan Ruhl [9]; 8. 27K-Brad Lamberson [7]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 10. 71E-Tyler Esh [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 71M-Paul May [1]; 5. 21-Brinton Marvel [6]; 6. 18J-RJ Jacobs [7]; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde [5]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 7. 85-Dustin Daggett [5]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 27K-Brad Lamberson [2]; 3. 4L-Ryan Ruhl [3]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [4]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 16C-Gregg Dalman [8]; 9. IO7-Mark Coldren [10]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [11]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 6. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [13]; 8. 85-Dustin Daggett [7]; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 10. 21-Brinton Marvel [15]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [22]; 12. 22M-Dan McCarron [24]; 13. 27K-Brad Lamberson [20]; 14. 18J-RJ Jacobs [18]; 15. 11R-Chase Ridenour [14]; 16. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 17. 2L-Landon Lalonde [23]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [19]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 20. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 21. 97-Max Stambaugh [17]; 22. 4L-Ryan Ruhl [21]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [16]; 24. 71M-Paul May [12] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-7), Dale Blaney (8-18), Cory Eliason (19-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/16/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 3202
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3176
3. Cory Eliason - 3154
4. Paul McMahan - 3070
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2994
6. Greg Wilson - 2962
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2872
8. Skylar Gee - 2802
9. George Hobaugh - 2462
10. Tony Stewart - 1790

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)
I-96 Speedway, Mich (8/16/2019): Cory Eliason (2)

 

 

The All Stars return to action with doubleheader in Michigan and Indiana

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 14, 2019) - It has been nearly three weeks since Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 participated in scheduled competition, but despite the break, the traveling aces are ready for action and will hit the road once again, this time setting aim on a doubleheader in Michigan and Indiana.

Led by defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel, the traveling All Stars will kick-off the weekend on Friday night, August 16, with a visit to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Not stopping there, the Series will venture roughly two and a half hours south for a one night stand at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Saturday, August 17. Incidentally, the visits to Michigan and Indiana, respectively, will be a first and only for Tony Stewart’s All Stars in 2019. In addition, each round will award $5,000 top prizes.

Joining Reutzel on the All Star campaign trail will be a stout contingent of Series full-timers including six-time champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney, who trails Reutzel by a mere-eight markers in the driver title chase. Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason will also be in attendance, as well as Paul McMahan, Brock Zearfoss, Greg Wilson, Gerard McIntyre, Skylar Gee, and George Hobaugh.

Although Series full-timers experienced a break from All Star commitments, most did not take any time off. In fact, the All Star Circuit of Champions were represented well during the 59th running of the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa. Aaron Reutzel, Cory Eliason, and Paul McMahan each qualified for A-Main competition at Knoxville Raceway with Reutzel leading representation with a fifth place performance; Eliason and McMahan finished 13th and 20th, respectively.

Those unable to make the journey to I-96 Speedway and Plymouth Speedway can still watch every lap of action live from the comfort of their own home. Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will be on hand to capture action from both events. Those wanting to learn more about viewing options should visit Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, will open pit gates at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit I-96 Speedway on the Web at www.i96speedway.com.

Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more should visit Plymouth Speedway online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 8/14/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3064
2. Dale Blaney - 3056
3. Cory Eliason - 3004
4. Paul McMahan - 2928
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2876
6. Greg Wilson - 2826
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2744
8. Skylar Gee -2662
9. George Hobaugh - 2372
10. Tony Stewart -1676

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)

 

 

Tony Stewart outruns Rico Abreu and Christopher Bell to score inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race victory at 34 Raceway

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 28, 2019) - It took Tony Stewart nearly six months to earn his second Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2019 season, but the victory was well worth the wait, scoring the inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race win at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, worth $26,000.

Forced to outrun some of the best in the business, Smoke took command of the feature field on lap 11, taking advantage of a mishap by race leader, as well as pole-sitter, Rico Abreu. The mishap, a miscue on the cushion which forced Abreu up and over the edge in turns one and two, allowed Smoke to close-in on the California-native and capitalize.

Although Smoke maintained control for the next 19 circuits, a hornets nest assembled behind the Columbus, Indiana-native with Rico Abreu, Christopher Bell and Aaron Reutzel all battling for top-five positions.

After exchanging slide jobs corner after corner with NASCAR Xfinity star, Christopher Bell, for nearly five circuits, Rico Abreu settled into second, followed by Bell, defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, and Cory Eliason at the final checkers.

The 34 Raceway triumph bumps Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions win count to five, his second of the season and his first since February in Ocala, Florida. Adding some extra spark to his five-figure payday, Smoke accomplished his feat with MAVTV Motorsports Network cameras rolling - set to re-air later this year.

“Hats off to Kevin Rudeen and his staff; Natalie Sather and all of Speed Media. Kevin came up to me this winter and had an idea for an event like this. I was happy to be a part of it, but I had no idea I would be in contention to win it. I’m truly honored to win an event that pays tribute to Rayce Rudeen,” Tony Stewart said, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Toco Warranty/Ford Performance/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car. “I was just happy to be in the dash. Winning the dash set us up for all of this.”

Rico Abreu led the first ten circuits on Sunday night, blasting away to a near-straightaway lead by the time the leaders reached traffic for the first time. Unfortunately, Abreu would only face traffic for a single circuit, as the St. Helena, California-native lost the edge of the speedway and slid off the banking which allowed Smoke to drive by and take command.

“Rico [Abreu] has us all covered, there is no doubt in my mind,” Tony Stewart continued. “He had a big lead and I’m not sure we were ever going to catch him. In fact, when he slipped up over the edge, I wasn’t sure I had enough to catch him before he got back up on the track. Luckily for me, I was in a position to capitalize and it all worked out. This team works so hard. Sometimes things don’t go our way, but tonight they did. I’m pretty sure this is the biggest payday I’ve ever won in a sprint car.”

“When you’re driving that hard, you’re bound to make mistakes,” Rico Abreu said. “I had really good cars behind me, so you have no choice but to race as hard as you can. I just over drove, really. That’s why I love sprint car racing so much. It really brings out your driving ability.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy a pair of weekends away from scheduled competition before returning to action on Friday and Saturday, August 16 & 17, with a two-race weekend in Michigan and Indiana. The Series will visit I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, on Friday, August 16, before venturing south to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on Saturday, August 17.

Although the All Stars are off, technically, many full-timers will be making the trek to Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the coveted Knoxville Nationals on August 7-10.

Contingency Awards/Results: 34 Raceway - July 28, 2019:
Event: Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race
Entries: 34
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Trey Starks - 12.644
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.491
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cory Eliason
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Skylar Gee
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Brock Zearfoss
JE Pistons Dash #1: Rico Abreu
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Paul Nienhiser
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Christopher Bell (+7)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Tony Stewart (11-30)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Andrew Scheuerle
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.491; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.535; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.627; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 12.660; 5. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 12.674; 6. 21-Brian Brown, 12.728; 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 12.924; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.955; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 13.114

Group (B)
1. 39-Christopher Bell, 12.521; 2. 4-Terry McCarl, 12.783; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.875; 4. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.876; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.941; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.961; 7. 44-Chris Martin, 13.018; 8. A45-Rusty Hickman, 13.155; 9. 7s-Jeff Swindell, 13.202

Group (C)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.613; 2. 9-James McFadden, 12.685; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.725; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.847; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.939; 6. 14M-Marcus Dumesny, 12.966; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 13.073; 8. 51J-Matthew Krieger, 14.287

Group (D)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.869; 2. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.016; 3. 96-Parker Price-Miller, 13.063; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.073; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.193; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.231; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.488; 8. 44s-Trey Starks, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl [1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 6. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [7]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 8. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [9]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [4]; 3. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [1]; 4. 4-Terry McCarl [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 7. A45-Rusty Hickman [8]; 8. 44-Chris Martin [7]; 9. 7S-Jeff Swindell [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. 49-Josh Schneiderman [7]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [6]; 8. 51J-Matthew Krieger [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 96-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 6. 44S-Trey Starks [8]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl [2]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 5. 39-Christopher Bell [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [6]; 5. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [10]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [13]; 7. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [2]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [9]; 10. 51J-Matthew Krieger [12]; 11. 7S-Jeff Swindell [14]; 12. A45-Rusty Hickman [7]; 13. 44S-Trey Starks [5]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 3. 39-Christopher Bell [10]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 9-James McFadden [12]; 7. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [13]; 10. 2KS-Austin McCarl [4]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 12. 2M-Kerry Madsen [16]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [11]; 14. 17W-Shane Golobic [8]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [17]; 16. 96-Parker Price-Miller [19]; 17. 4-Terry McCarl [14]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 19. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [21]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [25]; 21. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [15]; 22. O7-Gerard McIntyre [22]; 23. 49-Josh Schneiderman [20]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18]; 25. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [24] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu (1-10), Tony Stewart (11-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/28/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3064
2. Dale Blaney - 3056
3. Cory Eliason - 3004
4. Paul McMahan - 2928
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2876
6. Greg Wilson - 2826
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2744
8. Skylar Gee -2662
9. George Hobaugh - 2372
10. Tony Stewart -1676

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/28/2019): Tony Stewart (2)

 

 

 

Gio Scelzi dominates All Star visit to Knoxville Raceway and becomes youngest 410 winner in track history

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 27, 2019) - Fresno, California’s Gio Scelzi put on a head-turning performance Saturday night at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, ending his visit not only as an Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, the first of his career, but also permanently etching his name in Knoxville Raceway history books as the youngest 410c.i. sprint car winner in the track’s 118-year history; Gio Scelzi is 17-years-old.

Scelzi, who started second on the feature grid as the result of his respective dash victory, did not take command for the first time until lap 10, utilizing a slider through turns one and two to work underneath the ‘Madman’ Kerry Madsen. Despite periods of intense traffic during the later stages of the main event, all potential roadblocks proved to be no match against Scelzi’s abilities, actually increasing his command to well over four seconds by halfway, eventually capping the 25-lap program by a margin of victory nearing eight seconds.

Kerry Madsen chased Scelzi to the final checkers, followed by Brian Brown, Cory Eliason, and Aaron Reutzel.

“I couldn't pick a better time to do this than right before the Knoxville Nationals,” Gio Scelzi said in Knoxville Raceway victory lane, driver of the Indy Race Parts/No. 71. “This is a dream come true to win here during an All Star race, and we put it to some damn good guys. I owe it all to this team. They work so hard and I wouldn’t be able to do it without them.”

A pair of cautions before the field could register a lap were the only disturbances during Saturday’s feature program.

Although Scelzi started from the outside-pole position, it was actually Kerry Madsen who earned the initial jump, leading Scelzi and Brian Brown by the flagstand for the first time with Terry McCarl and Cory Eliason also in tow.
Brown made a move on lap two to take the second position away from Gio Scelzi, next setting aim on the top spot occupied by Kerry Madsen.

Unfortunately for Brown, the five-time Knoxville Raceway winner in 2019 would never get the opportunity to challenge Madsen for the top spot, as Scelzi beat him to the punch by taking over the second position on lap nine, next stealing the top spot from Madsen the following circuit.

From that point forward, it was no contest for Gio Scelzi, extending his advantage lap by lap until crossing under the final checkers with a lead pushing eight seconds.

“I think we’ve been getting better and better every time we’ve been here,” Gio Scelzi continued, whose performance will air on MAVTV Motorsports Network later this fall. “Tonight was a good night. Lapped traffic certainly went my way and I was able to push, push, push. I looked up at the scoreboard and saw that ‘21’ up there and it made me think a slider was coming. This is all just unbelievable.”

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will conclude their four-race trek through the heart of the Midwest with a visit to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday evening, July 28, taking part in the highly anticipated, as well as inaugural, Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race awarding a $26,000 top prize. The Sunday night showstopper boasts a total purse nearing $75,000; $26,000-to-win, $2,000 for tenth and $800-to-start.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the events at 34 Raceway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Knoxville Raceway - July 27, 2019:
Event: Weiler Night at Knoxville Raceway featuring Tony Stewart’s All Stars
Entries: 48
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Kerry Madsen - 15.459
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brian Brown - 15.441
Ford Performance Heat #1: Gio Scelzi
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Davey Heskin
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Terry McCarl
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Parker Price-Miller
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: James McFadden
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main Winner: Gerard McIntyre
JE Pistons Dash #1: Kerry Madsen
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Gio Scelzi
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Wayne Johnson
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Gio Scelzi
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brooke Tatnell (+8)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Gio Scelzi (10-25)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brock Zearfoss
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.531; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 15.567; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.589; 4. 7-Craig Dollansky, 15.817; 5. 44-Chris Martin, 15.830; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.854; 7. 5H-Spencer Bayston, 15.912; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel, 15.992; 9. 14M-Marcus Dumesny, 16.063; 10. 75-Glen Saville, 16.139

Group (B)
1. 20-AJ Moeller, 15.650; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 15.748; 3. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.800; 4. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 15.827; 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 15.861; 6. 70X-Justin Peck, 15.972; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.246; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer, 16.398; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.771; 10. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 17.627

Group (C)
1. 4-Terry McCarl, 15.598; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.724; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 15.758; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.911; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.914; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.962; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic, 16.019; 8. 7T-Tasker Phillips, 16.148; 9. 56-Joe Simbro, 16.762; 10. 19-Bobby Weuve, 16.780

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.498; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.614; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 15.618; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 15.653; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.811; 6. 44S-Trey Starks, 16.051; 7. 7s-Jeff Swindell, 16.081; 8. 1-Travis Rilat, 16.204; 9. 85-Chase Wanner, 16.855

Group (E)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.441; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.746; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 15.873; 4. 9-James McFadden, 15.917; 5. 7X-Justin Henderson, 15.922; 6. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.986; 7. 3p-Sawyer Phillips, 16.143; 8. O9-Matt Juhl, 16.165; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 16.506

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 2. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 44-Chris Martin [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [9]; 7. 75-Glen Saville [10]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]; 10. 5H-Spencer Bayston [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 56N-Davey Heskin [2]; 2. 49-Josh Schneiderman [1]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 4. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [5]; 5. 20-AJ Moeller [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [8]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 10. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Terry McCarl [4]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell [1]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [7]; 6. 7T-Tasker Phillips [8]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 9. 56-Joe Simbro [9]; 10. 19-Bobby Weuve [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 6. 7S-Jeff Swindell [7]; 7. 44S-Trey Starks [6]; 8. 1-Travis Rilat [8]; 9. 85-Chase Wanner [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. O9-Matt Juhl [8]; 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [7]; 7. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [6]; 8. 7X-Justin Henderson [5]; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 4-Terry McCarl [3]; 4. 49-Josh Schneiderman [4]; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky [6]; 6. 56N-Davey Heskin [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 9-James McFadden [2]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 1-Travis Rilat [3]; 3. 33M-Mason Daniel [5]; 4. 15-Bobby Mincer [4]; 5. 19-Bobby Weuve [11]; 6. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [6]; 7. 56-Joe Simbro [7]; 8. 85-Chase Wanner [9]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 10. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [12]; 11. 7X-Justin Henderson [2]; 12. 5H-Spencer Bayston [10]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [3]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 3. 7S-Jeff Swindell [8]; 4. O9-Matt Juhl [6]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 6. 44S-Trey Starks [15]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 8. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [14]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 10. 70X-Justin Peck [13]; 11. 1-Travis Rilat [18]; 12. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [9]; 13. 75-Glen Saville [16]; 14. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 15. 20-AJ Moeller [2]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 17. 14M-Marcus Dumesny [7]; 18. 7T-Tasker Phillips [10]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 8. 9-James McFadden [6]; 9. 2KS-Austin McCarl [16]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [17]; 11. 49-Josh Schneiderman [7]; 12. 55-Brooke Tatnell [20]; 13. 13-Paul McMahan [12]; 14. 11-Dale Blaney [13]; 15. 2C-Wayne Johnson [21]; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic [22]; 17. 7-Craig Dollansky [9]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [26]; 19. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [15]; 20. 44-Chris Martin [18]; 21. 17-Josh Baughman [14]; 22. 56N-Davey Heskin [11]; 23. 7S-Jeff Swindell [23]; 24. 70-Brock Zearfoss [25]; 25. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [19]; 26. O9-Matt Juhl [24] Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen (1-9), Gio Scelzi (10-25)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/27/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2922
2. Dale Blaney - 2920
3. Cory Eliason - 2864
4. Paul McMahan - 2818
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2748
6. Greg Wilson - 2712
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2638
8. Skylar Gee - 2528
9. George Hobaugh - 2282
10. Tony Stewart - 1526

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (7/27/2019): Gio Scelzi

 

 

McFadden goes back-to-back to score $10,000 at Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. (July 27, 2019) - For the second time in as many days, and for the fourth time in his career, Brisbane, Australia’s James McFadden is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, this time using a late-race surge to power under race leader, Josh Baughman, during the closing laps of Friday’s visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota.

Starting fourth on the feature grid, McFadden’s drive to the front was not only impressive, but also valuable, scoring $10,000 for his feature triumph in southern Minnesota, bumping his two-day total with Tony Stewart’s All Stars to $15,000. Adding some extra hype to his Friday night feat, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, was on hand to capture all of the action, set to re-air later this fall via tape-delay broadcast.

“This feels great. The car has been working really well,” James McFadden expressed, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb/Curb Records/Team ASE/Wicked Energy Gum/Wicked Cushion/No. 9 sprint car. “I was actually starting to get frustrated a little bit. I felt like I was really good in traffic. The cautions kinda screwed up any chance we had to make up some ground in traffic."

Although McFadden was the star of the show during the final five circuits, it was Grain Valley, Missouri’s Brian Brown who earned the initial jump, utilizing the pole position to scoot away to a comfortable lead during the first 12 circuits. Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason chased Brown from the runner-up spot, followed by Josh Baughman, James McFadden, and Aaron Reutzel.

Near-flawless at the front of the field, and only tripped up by slower traffic on one occasion, Brian Brown was seemingly in complete control, that until caution flags waved for a slowing Aaron Reutzel with 12 laps recorded.

Unfortunately, while slowing for the caution, Brown bumped the inside berm causing the multi-time Knoxville Raceway feature winner to lose the handle of his familiar no. 21 and spin to the stop. That mishap ultimately forced Brown to surrender the top spot to Josh Baughman; Aaron Reutzel’s car owner and teammate who had already slipped into second by lap six.

When green flag action returned, it was Baughman who was now the man in charge, now followed by James McFadden, Cory Eliason, Justin Henderson, and Brock Zearfoss. Baughman remained in control for 13 circuits, working as hard as he could to keep McFadden and Eliason off of his shoulders.

By lap 25, McFadden was all over Baughman for the lead, knocking down the advantage to less than a car length by the time the frontrunners received the five-to-go signal from the flagstand.

Although McFadden’s first bid for the top spot did not succeed in turns one and two, his efforts in the next two corners prevailed, jamming the Kasey Kahne Racing entry between Baughman and the inside berm as the pair raced into turn three on lap 26. The move sealed the deal, allowing McFadden to drive on to score the $10,000 payday. Eliason powered ahead to finish second, followed by Josh Baughman, a hard-charging Kerry Madsen from 18th, and Justin Henderson.

"I'm proud of this team," McFadden added. "It has been a great few days."

A pair of starts in the Hawkeye State will conclude the four-day, All Star jaunt through the Midwest including a visit to the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 27, followed by a stop at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday, July 28. Saving the biggest event for last, of course, Sunday’s visit to 34 Raceway will feature the highly-anticipated Inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race awarding a grand prize equalling $26,000.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the events at Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway should visit each facility at their respective online homes: www.knoxvilleraceway.com and www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Jackson Motorplex - July 26, 2019:
Event: Tony Stewart Night at Jackson Motorplex
Entries: 33
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.707
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.770
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Justin Henderson
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Justin Peck
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Josh Baughman
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brian Brown
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: James McFadden
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kerry Madsen (+14)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Josh Baughman (13-25, 13 laps)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Travis Whitney
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 9-James McFadden, 12.779; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.867; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.926; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.942; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 12.943; 6. O9-Matt Juhl, 12.998; 7. 23W-Scott Winters, 13.213; 8. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 13.297; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.608

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.770; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.851; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.871; 4. 7X-Justin Henderson, 12.913; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 12.965; 6. 21K-Thomas Kennedy, 12.980; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.073; 8. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 13.689

Group (C)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.781; 2. 14M-Marcus Dumsney, 12.791; 3. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.889; 4. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.038; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.051; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.188; 7. 2d-Dusty Ballenger, 14.042; 8. O5-Colin Smith, NT

Group (D)
1. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 12.877; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.032; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.035; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.055; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.059; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.111; 7. 16-Travis Whitney, 13.119; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.170

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [6]; 7. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 23W-Scott Winters [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7X-Justin Henderson [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [6]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 8. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska [1]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 5. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [3]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 7. 2D-Dusty Ballenger [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell [5]; 5. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [4]; 6. 16-Travis Whitney [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 7X-Justin Henderson [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. 16-Travis Whitney [4]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [3]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 8. 23W-Scott Winters [12]; 9. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [7]; 10. 2D-Dusty Ballenger [8]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 12. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [11]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 9-James McFadden [5]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [18]; 5. 7X-Justin Henderson [4]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [11]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 9. 21K-Thomas Kennedy [20]; 10. 55-Brooke Tatnell [15]; 11. 11-Dale Blaney [9]; 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl [14]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 14. 70X-Justin Peck [10]; 15. 17W-Shane Golobic [22]; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [12]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 18. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [19]; 19. 35-Skylar Prochaska [13]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [25]; 21. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [17]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [16]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 25. 14-Tony Stewart [21] Lap Leaders: Brian Brown (1-12), Josh Baughman (13-25), James McFadden (26-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/26/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 2798
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2782
3. Cory Eliason - 2722
4. Paul McMahan - 2694
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2646
6. Greg Wilson - 2622
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2524
8. Skylar Gee - 2438
9. George Hobaugh - 2192
10. Tony Stewart - 1436

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden
Jackson Motorplex, Minn. (7/26/2019): James McFadden (2)

 

 

James McFadden opens four-day All Star trek with victory at Plymouth Dirt Track

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (July 26, 2019) - Snapping an All Star winless streak that dates back to May of 2015, Brisbane, Australia’s James McFadden helped the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, as well as the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, kick off their four-day trip through the Midwest by finding victory lane, doing so at the always-exciting Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Thursday night, July 25.

Although in charge for the majority of the 30-lap program, the first 11 circuits were certainly a challenge for the now three-time All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner, ultimately powering his way forward from the outside of row two, all while waging war with Monrovia, Illinois’ Justin Peck, who led from the drop of the green flag until McFadden took control on lap 12.

“Oh man, this feels good. We’ve been close on so many occasions, so it just feels great to get it done here tonight,” James McFadden expressed, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb/Curb Records/Wicked Energy Gum/Wicked Cushion/No. 9 sprint car. “I can’t thank Kasey Kahne and this entire team enough for this opportunity. The track really played into our favor tonight. Hopefully we can do it again this weekend.”

Although forced to start fourth on the grid due to his All Star Circuit of Champions dash result, it only took one circuit for McFadden to find himself within striking distance, actually bumping ahead two spots into second by the completion of lap one, quickly setting aim on Justin Peck, who led the first lap from the pole position.

By lap six, lapped traffic was already a factor, ultimately giving McFadden an opportunity to pounce as Peck tried to work around slower traffic. Despite Peck’s ability to get through the slower cars, McFadden stayed in view, actually pressuring Peck in the form of side-by-side racing on multiple occasions during laps nine through 11.

By lap 12, McFadden was in position to challenge for the lead, eventually using a hard drive into turns one and two to pull even with Peck down the backstretch, soon followed by a slider into turns three and four. For McFadden, the bid for the top spot worked, securing the lead by the exit of turn four. Unfortunately, the lap was eventually negated, as Peck, who drove just as hard into turn three with the intention to get back around McFadden, stumbled on the cushion, caught the lip and flipped. Peck would walk away unharmed, but the incident would allow McFadden to inherit the top spot, anyhow.

Although forced to deal with two more cautions, one of which for another red flag incident on lap 15, McFadden remained in control at the front of the field, only pressured slightly on laps 19 through 23, as a pair of former All Star champions, Greg Wilson and Dale Blaney, edged their noses into a fight for the lead. Traffic did pop back into the picture on lap 17 creating a slight hiccup for the former World Series of Sprintcars champion, but it proved to be no match for McFadden, continuing to utilize the bottom groove around Plymouth Dirt Track to remain the man on top.

Greg Wilson would chase McFadden to the final checkers, followed by Dale Blaney, a hard-charging Aaron Reutzel from 14th, and Paul McMahan.

With a six hour tow to the west to hurdle, the All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-race weekend on Friday night, July 26, at the state-of-the-art Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. The first of two five-figure paydays on the weekend, the All Stars will battle for a $10,000 winner’s share during their visit to southern Minnesota, and much like their stint in Wisconsin, the All Stars will not return to the ‘Land of 10,000 Lakes’ in 2019.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the All Star visit to Jackson Motorplex should visit the facility live on the Web at www.jacksonmotorplex.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Dirt Track - July 25, 2019: Event: All Star/IRA visit to Plymouth Dirt Track Entries: 36 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Andrew Scheuerle - 11.954 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: James McFadden - 11.732 Ford Performance Heat #1: Cory Eliason All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brock Zearfoss Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Justin Peck Mobil 1 Heat #4 Wayne Johnson JE Pistons Dash #1: Justin Peck Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Brock Zearfoss Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Marcus Dumsney Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: James McFadden MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel (+10) Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: James McFadden (12-30) Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Ben Schmidt (Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 9-James McFadden, 11.732; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.845; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.936; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.029; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.116; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.440; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.484; 8. 73AF-Joey Moughan, 12.625; 9. 45-Matt Wiese, 13.095

Group (B) 1. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.185; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.350; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.399; 4. 11D-Danny Schlafer, 12.560; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.781; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer, 12.784; 7. 19-Todd Daun, 12.846; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.959; 9. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 13.131

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.968; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.014; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.181; 4. 70X-Justin Peck, 12.188; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.303; 6. 14M-Marcus Dumsney, 12.332; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 12.425; 8. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.439; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 12.670

Group (D) 1. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.266; 2. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle, 12.324; 3. 23-Russel Borland, 12.441; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.462; 5. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.597; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.619; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.827; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.459; 9. O-Johnny Fahl, 99.999

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 7. 4B-Scott Biertzer [6]; 8. 45-Matt Wiese [9]; 9. 73AF-Joey Moughan [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. O2-Mike Reinke [4]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer [6]; 5. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]; 6. 19-Todd Daun [7]; 7. 11D-Danny Schlafer [1]; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski [9]; 9. 73-Ben Schmidt [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [7]; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [8]; 8. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [6]; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson [1]; 2. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [3]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [4]; 4. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 5. 68-Dave Uttech [5]; 6. 4K-Kris Spitz [7]; 7. O-Johnny Fahl [9]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer [8]; 9. 23-Russel Borland [2]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 5. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [1]; 2. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [6]; 3. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [2]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt [16]; 6. 23-Russel Borland [13]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz [4]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [3]; 9. 19-Todd Daun [5]; 10. 11D-Danny Schlafer [8]; 11. 63-Nick Matuszewski [11]; 12. 43-Jereme Schroeder [15]; 13. O-Johnny Fahl [9]; 14. 29-Hunter Custer [12]; 15. 45-Matt Wiese [10]; 16. 73AF-Joey Moughan [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 9-James McFadden [4]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [7]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [9]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [17]; 11. 17B-Bill Balog [13]; 12. O2-Mike Reinke [12]; 13. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [15]; 14. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [19]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18]; 16. 64-Scotty Thiel [10]; 17. 2AU-Andrew Scheuerle [11]; 18. 85M-Steve Meyer [16]; 19. 4B-Scott Biertzer [24]; 20. 14M-Marcus Dumsney [20]; 21. 68-Dave Uttech [21]; 22. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [22]; 23. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [23]; 24. 70X-Justin Peck [1] Lap Leaders: Justin Peck (1-11), James McFadden (12-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/25/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 2680 2. Dale Blaney - 2670 3. Cory Eliason - 2576 4. Paul McMahan - 2558 5. Brock Zearfoss - 2512 6. Greg Wilson - 2498 7. Gerard McIntyre - 2414 8. Skylar Gee - 2332 9. George Hobaugh - 2102 10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2) Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2) Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2) Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3) Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4) Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5) Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3) Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6) Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2) Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2) Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/25/2019): James McFadden

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

UPDATE: All Stars will invade four tracks in four days during Midwest road trip

MAVTV to capture action from Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville and 34 Raceway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 24, 2019) - After taking a break in the schedule to allow teams the opportunity to participate in the historic Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will return to competition during the coming weekend, set to invade four tracks in four days while chasing a total winner’s share equalling $46,000.

The big money weekend will blast-off officially on Thursday evening, July 25, at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. Joining the ranks of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize during their visit to the Badger State; the first and only trip to Wisconsin for the traveling All Stars in 2019. Unfortunately, all prior attempts to visit Wisconsin this season were washed away by Mother Nature.

After a six hour tow west, the All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-race weekend on Friday night, July 26, at the state-of-the-art Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. The first of two five-figure paydays on the weekend, the All Stars will battle for a $10,000 winner’s share during their visit to southern Minnesota, and much like their stint in Wisconsin, the All Stars will not return to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in 2019.

A pair of starts in the Hawkeye State will conclude the four-day, All Star jaunt through the Midwest including a visit to the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, July 27, followed by a stop at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday, July 28. Saving the biggest event for last, of course, Sunday’s visit to 34 Raceway will feature the highly-anticipated Inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race awarding a grand prize equalling $26,000.

Defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel, will lead the All Star charge into the Midwest on Thursday afternoon. The Clute, Texas-native sits on top of the current standings with a 12-point advantage over six-time Series champion, Dale Blaney. In addition, Reutzel is the current win leader with the All Star Circuit of Champions, scoring six victories thus far in 2019, most recently claiming a victory at Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, on Friday night, July 12.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to broadcast the first three nights of the four-race swing. Those unable to make the journey to Plymouth, Jackson Motorplex and Knoxville can still watch live via www.speedshifttv.com.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture action from Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway during the coming weekend, each to be replayed via tape-delay broadcast later this year.

MAVTV Motorsports Network Air Dates/Times:
7/26/2019 Jackson Motorplex 9/22/2019 8:00 PM 9/22/2019 11:00 PM
7/27/2019 Knoxville Raceway 9/29/2019 8:00 PM 9/29/2019 11:00 PM
7/28/2019 34 Raceway 10/6/2019 8:00 PM 10/6/2019 11:00 PM

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to gate times and ticket prices should visit each facility live on the Web at www.plymouthdtr.com, www.jacksonmotorplex.com, www.knoxvilleraceway.com, and www.34raceway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/14/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2538
2. Dale Blaney - 2526
3. Cory Eliason - 2440
4. Paul McMahan - 2418
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2374
6. Greg Wilson - 2352
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2294
8. Skylar Gee - 2202
9. George Hobaugh - 2012
10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)
Orange County Fair Speedway N.Y. (7/13/2019): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lebanon Valley Speedway N.Y. (7/14/2019): Brock Zearfoss (2)

 

 

Brad Doty Classic to feature All Star Circuit of Champions during two-day Labor Day weekend showstopper on August 30 & 31

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 19, 2019) - Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to ruin all possibility for a 2019 edition of the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics, Attica Raceway Park officials and event promoter, Brad Doty, persevered and put into action a new plan that allowed the 31-year event to return to the schedule.

Now a multi-day showstopper in northwest Ohio, the 2019 Brad Doty Classic has transformed into a two-day, Labor Day weekend program, welcoming Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 to headline both days of competition. Set for Friday and Saturday, August 30 & 31, Brad Doty Classic Weekend will award a total winner’s share equalling $15,000; $5,000 during Friday’s preliminary and $10,000 during Saturday’s Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics finale.

“This is an exciting time for the Brad Doty Classic. I’m thrilled we were able to put this plan together and in such a short amount of time. I want to thank everyone involved including the entire All Star staff, all of those from Attica Raceway Park, and of course Ohio Logistics, Racing Optics, and all of the Brad Doty Classic partners for working together and making this event a reality after all,” Brad Doty explained. “It’s going to be a fantastic weekend.”

In addition, Brad Doty Classic Weekend will kick-off a massive, four-day stretch for Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions. Following their visit to the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing,’ the Series will move east and visit Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2. Like Attica Raceway Park, the two-day visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ will award a total winner’s share equalling $15,000; $10,000 during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial on Sunday, followed by a $5,000-to-win program on Monday.

Attica Raceway Park will open Brad Doty Classic preliminary pit gates at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, August 30. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m., sharp. Adults: $22 | Seniors: $20 | Children 11-15: $10 | Children 10 & Under: Free | Pit Pass: $35 | No reserved seating available.

Attica Raceway Park will open Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic presented by Racing Optics pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, August 31, with racing to follow at 7 p.m., sharp. Adults: $25 | Seniors: $23 | Children 11-15: $10 | Children 10 & Under: Free | Pit Pass: $35 | No reserved seating available.

Fans should note, reserved tickets purchased for the previously scheduled Brad Doty Classic that was ultimately canceled due to Mother Nature can not be used toward the newly scheduled Brad Doty Classic program on August 30 & 31. Those seeking a refund from the canceled World of Outlaws event need to contact World Racing Group directly.

 

 

All Stars reschedule canceled Atomic Speedway/Ohio Sprint Speedweek event for Thursday, September 12

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 15, 2019) – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Atomic Speedway officials have rescheduled the canceled June 21 Ohio Sprint Speedweek show for Thursday, September 12.

The $5,000-to-win program will be the opening act of what is now a triple-header weekend for the All Star Circuit of Champions at Atomic Speedway. Friday's program will award a $5,054 top prize, with the Dean Knittel Memorial finale on Saturday, September 14, paying a $12,554 top prize.

Hot laps will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday and the sprint cars will be the only class on the card. All tickets and wristbands from the canceled June 21 event will be honored for Thursday night-only. New admission tickets can be purchased the night of the event for $22 (G.A), $20 (Senior/Veterans) or $35 (pits).

For those seeking additional information please visit www.atomicspeedway.net.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel gets by Tony Stewart to earn Utica-Rome Speedway win during third-ever All Star visit

VERNON, N.Y. (July 12, 2019) - Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel has been on a tear, officially adding Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York, to his recent success streak that now includes four victories during his last six Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 starts. Impressive enough, Reutzel’s Utica-Rome triumph on Friday night was accomplished from the outside of row two, mastering an uncharacteristic, lightning-fast, Utica-Rome surface while maneuvering around the likes of Justin Peck, Paul McMahan, and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart.

Utica-Rome’s racing surface was extra saturated due to overnight rain, as well as on and off periods of drizzle that extended through the early afternoon hours.

Reutzel’s All Star victory bumped his season total to six, now with a 22-point advantage over Dale Blaney in the All Star driver title chase.

“Our car was phenomenal tonight,” Aaron Reutzel said in Utica-Rome victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Hollywood Coating and Blasting/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “We had options tonight. We could drive through the middle of turns one and two which really gave us a boost down the backstretch, or we could rip the top. I was a little nervous coming here tonight because I’ve seen so many videos and noticed how slick the surface was. I’m glad Mother Nature stepped-in and gave us this surface tonight because this was one bad ass race track.”

During only the third Utica-Rome Speedway appearance in All Star Circuit of Champions history, the first since 2012, Aaron Reutzel made his efforts look easy. After being forced to maintain patience through a pair of cautions during the initial start, the defending All Star champion achieved the jump that he needed. With just one circuit recorded, Reutzel was second, next setting aim on the tailtank of Tony Stewart. Although Stewart was able to balance the very top-side of the speedway, maintaining a pace well-under the preexisting track record, it was an early dose of lapped traffic that proved to be Smoke’s downfall.

By lap six, it was apparent that slower cars were going to be an issue, it was just a matter of when. As Stewart and Reutzel were racing into turn one to begin lap seven, Stewart choked up, instantly losing momentum while trying to carefully navigate around a slower roadblock. It was during that period that Reutzel made his winning move, actually driving right by Stewart on the bottom of the speedway as the pair raced off of turn two.

Although action was halted yet again on lap 16, there was no match for Reutzel’s pace, instantly opening up his advantage as soon as green flag action returned. Reutzel would eventually cross under the final checkers with an advantage pushing two seconds, keeping Stewart, Justin Peck, Paul McMahan and Cory Eliason in tow.

“That was my fault for being a little too timid in lapped traffic,” Tony Stewart said regarding Reutzel’s move around him early on during the main event. “I really wasn’t sure where some of those lapped cars were going to go. Having a guy like Aaron Reutzel behind you, you really can’t hesitate or wait too long. A guy like that is going to pounce and that’s exactly what he did.”

“Hats off to this entire track prep team here tonight,” Stewart continued. “It took a little extra work to get this place into shape, but they got it done and it made for an exciting race.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will resume their three-day sweep through the Empire State on Saturday evening, July 13, at the home of the hard clay - Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. Perhaps the largest oval on the schedule - a sprawling 5/8-mile - the visit to Orange County will be highlighted with a main event purse exceeding $33,000; $10,000 to the main event winner, as well as a minimum of $600 to each feature starter.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 5 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more should visit Orange County live on the Web at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Utica-Rome Speedway - Friday, July 12, 2019:
Event: Turn One LLC and Clinton Tractor presents Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1
Entries: 25
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 14.754
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney - 14.929 *NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Dave Franek
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brock Zearfoss
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Paul McMahan
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Matt Tanner
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah [+8]
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Darren Schott
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel [7-25]
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation, Cometic Gasket: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 14.929; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah, 15.484; 3. J4-John Garvin, 15.573; 4. 28F-Dave Franek, 15.599; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.635; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.661; 7. 91-Scott Holcomb, 16.249; 8. 121-Steve Glover, 16.382; 9. 55-Darren Schott, 17.083

Group (B)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.423; 2. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni, 15.514; 3. OO-Danny Varin, 15.675; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 15.703; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.904; 6. 5-Justin Barger, 16.047; 7. 90x-Matt Tanner, 16.155; 8. 98-Joe Trenca, NT

Group (C)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 15.461; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.476; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.694; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.697; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.362; 6. 40X-Chris Kurtz, 16.436; 7. 90-Jordan Givler, 16.459; 8. iO7-Mark Coldren, 16.865

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 28F-Dave Franek [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. J4-John Garvin [2]; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 91-Scott Holcomb [7]; 8. 55-Darren Schott [9]; 9. 121-Steve Glover [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. OO-Danny Varin [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [3]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 90X-Matt Tanner [7]; 8. 98-Joe Trenca [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [4]; 6. 90-Jordan Givler [7]; 7. IO7-Mark Coldren [8]; 8. 40X-Chris Kurtz [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 28F-Dave Franek [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 70X-Justin Peck [3]; 6. OO-Danny Varin [7]; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 8. 11-Dale Blaney [8]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 90X-Matt Tanner [1]; 2. IO7-Mark Coldren [3]; 3. 91-Scott Holcomb [2]; 4. 40X-Chris Kurtz [4]; 5. 98-Joe Trenca [6]; 6. 121-Steve Glover [7]; 7. 55-Darren Schott [5]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [5]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 6. 11-Dale Blaney [8]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [16]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [17]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 11. 28F-Dave Franek [3]; 12. 40-George Hobaugh [13]; 13. 90X-Matt Tanner [19]; 14. J4-John Garvin [14]; 15. 90-Jordan Givler [18]; 16. 121-Steve Glover [24]; 17. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 18. 98-Joe Trenca [23]; 19. 5-Justin Barger [15]; 20. IO7-Mark Coldren [20]; 21. 40X-Chris Kurtz [22]; 22. OO-Danny Varin [6]; 23. 10C-Paulie Colagiovanni [11]; 24. 91-Scott Holcomb [21] Lap Leaders: Tony Stewart (1-6), Aaron Reutzel (7-25)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/12/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2272
2. Dale Blaney - 2250
3. Cory Eliason - 2178
4. Paul McMahan - 2150
5. Brock Zearfoss - 2090
6. Greg Wilson - 2080
7. Gerard McIntyre - 2026
8. Skylar Gee - 1972
9. George Hobaugh - 1758
10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park, Fla. (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway, Va. (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway, N.Y. (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway, N.Y. (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway, N.Y. (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway, Ohio (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66, Ill. (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway, Pa. (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)
Utica-Rome Speedway, N.Y. (7/12/2019): Aaron Reutzel (6)

 

 

Dale Blaney scores emotional Lou Blaney Memorial victory at Sharon Speedway

Courtesy of Mike Leone
Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 7, 2019) - Mother Nature tried to intervene like she's done so many times this season including washing out the prior two Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 events, but on Saturday night Sharon Speedway stole one back. A hard mid-afternoon rain storm only temporarily dampened the spirits of race goers for the 11th annual "Lou Blaney Memorial" presented by Ollie's Bargain Outlet as all of the other storms stayed just south of the speedway allowing Dale Blaney to celebrate in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane. The event once again benefitted the Alzheimer's Association. Rain did force the live auction to be postponed to an online version with a date and time TBA.

One year ago it was Dave Blaney becoming the first repeat winner of the "Lou Blaney Memorial" winning on year number 10. On Saturday night, brother Dale Blaney put on a dominating performance leading all 30 laps to win his first "Lou Blaney Memorial" on year number 11 ironically driving car #11. For Dale Blaney, the All Star Circuit of Champions victory was worth $6,000 as he became the event's 10th different winner in 11 years. Blaney also became the fourth different "410" Sprint Car winner in as many events in 2019 at Sharon with his 16th career "410" victory at the Hartford, Ohio oval.

"Before I was done I knew I had to win this race," acknowledged the 55-year-old Hartford, Ohio winner. "To win it back-to-back with Dave is really special. It's weird, I've started on the front row of this race before. I always wore my dad's retro uniform for this race and never did very good so I just went with the old Penske (Shocks uniform) and sure enough it worked. The 11th year of this race, we're number 11 this year- we got it done."

Blaney followed up his victory in dash number two by powering into the lead from his outside pole starting spot on the opening lap over Sye Lynch, Brock Zearfoss, Skylar Gee, and Cory Eliason. Seventh starting Jordan Ryan, was rolling around the bottom as he cracked the top five on lap two driving for Jim Chappel, who won the 2010 event with Mike Lutz driving.

Blaney was flying around the fast 3/8-mile as he caught lapped traffic on lap six with a straightaway lead. While Blaney was working traffic, Zearfoss began to put the pressure on Lynch, a two-time winner at Sharon, on lap eight. Gee was hitting his marks perfectly running the extreme high line as he closed in making it a three-car race for the runner-up spot on lap 10. Zearfoss finally worked around Lynch for second on lap 11, but Gee probably surprised Lynch and Zearfoss as he blew around both to take second at the start-finish line. Ryan's fine run ended when he clobbered the fence and brought out the caution with 15 laps scored, which erased a huge 5.135 second lead for Blaney.

Back under green, Eliason drove around Lynch for fourth on lap 17. It looked like Gee may have something for Blaney, but he got too high racing off turn two and got into the fence allowing Zearfoss to get by. Eliason then threw a big slider on Gee in turns three and four to take third on lap 20. Gee's night then would end as he got into the fence again, this time cutting down a tire and bringing out the event's second caution with 21 laps scored.

When racing resumed, Blaney took off over Zearfoss while a great battle ensued for third between Eliason, Cole Duncan, Lynch, and Aaron Reutzel. Duncan made the pass of Eliason for third before the final stoppage of the event occurred with 25 laps scored when Justin Peck suffered a flat tire. The caution would allow Blaney clean air for the final five circuits as he went unchallenged in the Sam McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee & Associates #11 for his third All Star win of the season and all-time leading 137th of his career.

"I was really good down on this end (turns one and two) and I felt like I was losing ground on the top so I cut the corner and drove across to it and felt like I carried more speed," explained Blaney. "Brock (Zearfoss) is a really good racer. I kept looking on the board for the 87 (Reutzel) because I knew he'd be coming up there. Sam and Mike (McGhee) have given me a great car. Last year was a tough year and I didn't get to race much, but I've felt like we've gained a lot on it lately and really looking forward to the rest of the year."

Zearfoss was able to fend off Duncan in the closing laps for his best career Sharon finish in runner-up. "This traveling series deal for the points is tough and you have to stay out of trouble and finish races," stated the Jonestown, Pa. racer. "We've definitely had speed, but I haven't been getting it done on my end and finishing races- same as last night; we drove up to third and spun out. That's on me as a driver and have to get better at it. If we're going to points race, we need to be in contention at the end and we were tonight. Shane and Tye came back and gave me a hell of a car again. I thought I might have a chance on that last restart. I stayed with Dale, but he was just pretty damn good tonight. Congrats to those guys."

Duncan, who has had a tough 2019 season, has been impressive nonetheless at Sharon with a FAST win on May 11, a runner-up in last Saturday's non-sanctioned "410" event to Dave Blaney, and a solid third with the All Stars on Saturday night.

"We needed this," expressed the 27-year-old Grove City, Ohio racer. "It's been a horrible year- I can't say it any other way. We did get a win here. It's mostly been my fault. We had fresh race cars to start the year. I crashed a couple cars and we had some motor issues that we got resolved. It feels good. I can't thank all of my guys enough and my sponsors that stick behind me. It has to be frustrating for them to watch us struggle when they help us so much. Thank you to you guys if you're watching tonight we really appreciate it. And thank you to this great crowd for coming out- it ended up being a great night. Congrats to Dale, Sammy, and Mike- they deserve this."

Eliason was fourth. Aaron Reutzel salvaged his night with a fifth place effort from the 13th starting spot. Reutzel had set fast time in his qualifying flight, but failed to scale which relegated him to the ninth starting spot of his heat race. Reutzel charged from the tail to finish third then advanced eight spots in the feature as the defending All Star champion was able to maintain his points lead.

For Blaney, the $6,000 Lou Blaney Memorial victory capped a two-race weekend that was complete with accomplishment, as well as perseverance, as the pilot of the McGhee Motorsports entry was forced to battle his way through Lernerville Speedway’s B-main to transfer into Friday’s main event, all before charging ahead from 22nd to finish 11th during the 30-lap, All Star feature.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue the month of July with a three-race sweep through the Empire State, stretching their legs across much of southern New York before ending the long weekend in West Lebanon - just east of Albany. The weekend schedule will activate with a visit to Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon on Friday, July 12, followed by a stop at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown on Saturday, July 13. The three-day sweep will conclude with a Sunday night invasion of Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon on July 14.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Saturday, July 6, 2019:
Event: 11th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial
Entries: 36
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 14.315
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jordan Ryan - 14.568
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cole Duncan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Skylar Gee
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Jack Sodeman, Jr.
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Brock Zearfoss
JE Pistons Dash #1: Sye Lynch
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: George Hobaugh
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Greg Wilson [+11]
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Michael Bauer
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 42-Sye Lynch, 14.585; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.702; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.902; 4. 11B-Carl Bowser, 14.944; 5. 4N-Jim Morris, 15.006; 6. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer, 15.249; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus, 15.349; 8. 7N-Andy Priest, 15.485; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.764

Group (B)
1. 8-Jordan Ryan, 14.569; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.720; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 14.769; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.913; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.265; 6. 23-Darren Pifer, 15.439; 7. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 15.804; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron, 15.814; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 99.999

Group (C)
1. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 14.907; 2. 97-Max Stambaugh, 15.025; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 15.212; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.376; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.509; 6. 33-Brent Matus, 15.525; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.876; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 17.364; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo, NT

Group (D)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 15.122; 2. 7k-Dan Shetler, 15.133; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 15.254; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.300; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.337; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger, 15.350; 7. 70X-Justin Peck, 15.404; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney, 15.607; 9. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 15.863

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 11B-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 42-Sye Lynch [4]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 5. 4N-Jim Morris [5]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [7]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 8. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [6]; 9. 7N-Andy Priest [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 5. 8-Jordan Ryan [4]; 6. 23-Darren Pifer [6]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 9. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 4. 97-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 23S-Russ Sansosti [4]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [8]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [6]; 7. 70X-Justin Peck [7]; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney [8]; 9. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 42-Sye Lynch [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 4. 8-Jordan Ryan [4]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 11B-Carl Bowser [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger [4]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [7]; 4. 13M-Brandon Matus [3]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney [11]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 8. 23-Darren Pifer [5]; 9. 7N-Andy Priest [13]; 10. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [15]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron [12]; 12. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [14]; 13. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [1]; 14. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [9]; 15. 33-Brent Matus [10]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [13]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [1]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 11. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 12. 7K-Dan Shetler [17]; 13. 97-Max Stambaugh [16]; 14. 11B-Carl Bowser [10]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [12]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [15]; 17. 4N-Jim Morris [19]; 18. 23S-Russ Sansosti [18]; 19. O8-Dan Kuriger [22]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [21]; 21. 70X-Justin Peck [23]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 23. 13M-Brandon Matus [24]; 24. 8-Jordan Ryan [7] Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/6/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2122
2. Dale Blaney - 2112
3. Cory Eliason - 2038
4. Paul McMahan - 2008
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1974
6. Greg Wilson - 1948
7. Gerard McIntyre - 1896
8. Skylar Gee - 1836
9. George Hobaugh - 1632
10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66 (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Sharon Speedway (7/6/2019): Dale Blaney (3)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel rallies from seventh to earn All Star triumph at Lernerville

Courtesy of Gary Heeman
Lernerville Speedway

SARVER, Pa. (July 6, 2019) - With a racy surface, hot temperatures and fireworks on the sky and on the track, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Sprint Cars put on quite a show on Friday night at The Action Track in a 30 lap main event that featured several charges forward from deep in the field. And when all was said and done, Aaron Reutzel collected his third win in his past four attempts in ASCoC Sprint Car action as he made his way to the lead on a lap eight restart and never looked back.

Gerard McIntyre and Paul McMahan lead the field to green flag. Reutzel moving up quickly through the field with authority. The yellow flag comes out for Clay Riney who does a complete spin. four laps in the books

Restart. Reutzel gets passed by Conley and the two battle side by side for the third spot. . . The two traded slide jobs while out front as McIntryre could not get away from McMahan in the early going.

Dan Kuriger then brought out the yellow flag with seven laps down. And on the ensuing restart Reutzel rocketed to the lead as if he’d been shot out of a cannon and quickly gained separation from McIntyre who fell back to fourth behind McMahan and Cale Conley. By lap 13, Conley had taken over the second spot from McMahan and set his sights on Reutzel who was encountering heavy lapped traffic.

McMahan made his way back around Conley as the battle for the runner up spot continued. Meanwhile, Greg Wilson was charging through the field coming from his 20th starting spot to fifth by the halfway point. But out front, all eyes were on Reutzel who stretched his lead out to nearly 2.5 seconds, making precise moves through the lapped cars.

Reutzel didn’t want to see the caution flag wave with two laps left as Cale Conley suffered a flat rear tire while running third which set the stage for MacMahan and Wilson, who made his way to third, to have one last chance at victory. On the restart, Ruetzel was money, pulling away for his second consecutive All Star Sprint Car victory at Lernerville Speedway.

Tony Stewart's All Stars will continue their holiday weekend with Sharon Speedway's Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday evening, July 6.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the 2019 Lou Blaney Memorial should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lernerville Speedway - Friday, July 5, 2019:
Entries: 35
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.111
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.195
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash #1: Gerard McIntyre
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Justin Peck
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Greg Wilson [+17]
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gary Kriess, Jr.
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.432; 2. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.513; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.527; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 13.542; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.581; 6. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.636; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 14.234; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel, 14.875; 9. 4K-William Kiley, 99.110

Group (B)
1. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.236; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.293; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.340; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.366; 5. 7K-Dan Shetler, 13.474; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.623; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.756; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.940; 9. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.128

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.195; 2. C1-Clay Riney, 13.429; 3. 2-AJ Flick, 13.503; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.589; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.788; 6. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 13.974; 7. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer, 14.461; 8. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 14.727; 9. 11-Dale Blaney, NT

Group (D)
1. 42-Sye Lynch, 13.381; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.479; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.574; 4. 11B-Carl Bowser, 13.699; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.866; 6. 4N-Jim Morris, 14.168; 7. 1-Brandon Fredericks, 14.701; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 2. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [2]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [3]; 6. 55-Gary Kriess [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]; 9. 4K-William Kiley [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 4. 7K-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus [8]; 8. 23-Darren Pifer [9]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [4]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [2]; 4. C1-Clay Riney [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 23S-Russ Sansosti [6]; 7. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [7]; 8. 14H-Jeremy Hill [8]; 9. 11-Dale Blaney [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11B-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 4N-Jim Morris [6]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 1-Brandon Fredericks [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. C1-Clay Riney [4]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 5. 11B-Carl Bowser [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [13]; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 23S-Russ Sansosti [4]; 5. 55-Gary Kriess [3]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [8]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [10]; 10. 91-Sadie Siegel [11]; 11. 4K-William Kiley [12]; 12. 23-Darren Pifer [9]; 13. 1-Brandon Fredericks [5]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [23]; 9. 11-Dale Blaney [22]; 10. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [13]; 11. 2-AJ Flick [12]; 12. 70X-Justin Peck [21]; 13. 11B-Carl Bowser [10]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [19]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 17. C1-Clay Riney [4]; 18. 7K-Dan Shetler [14]; 19. 46-Michael Bauer [18]; 20. 23S-Russ Sansosti [24]; 21. 4N-Jim Morris [16]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [17]; 23. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [5]; 24. O8-Dan Kuriger [15] Lap Leaders: Gerard McIntyre (1-7), Aaron Reutzel (8-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/5/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1982
2. Dale Blaney - 1962
3. Cory Eliason - 1896
4. Paul McMahan - 1872
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1828
6. Greg Wilson - 1816
7. Gerard McIntyre - 1766
8. Skylar Gee - 1730
9. George Hobaugh - 1522
10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66 (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)
Lernerville Speedway (7/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (5)

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions eye Lernerville and Sharon during holiday weekend!

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 3, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will activate the month of July in a big way during the coming weekend, not only celebrating Independence Day with a two-race stint through Pennsylvania and Ohio, but visiting legendary venues in the process. The weekend will hit high gear, officially, on Friday evening, July 5, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania; an event originally slated for early May, but ultimately canceled due to poor weather.

A tradition dating back to the Series’ conception, Lernerville Speedway first hosted the traveling All Stars in 1970 and has since welcomed the regional travelers for a total of 39 appearances. The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer, a nearby Aliquippa-native and former All Star champion, owns four Series victories at Lernerville Speedway to lead all competitors. Reigning All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, is the most recent hotshot to visit Lernerville Speedway victory lane during All Star competition, earning $5,000 on June 1, 2018.

After a mere-90 minute jaunt, the holiday weekend will continue for the All Stars with Sharon Speedway’s annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday evening, July 6. Awarding a $6,000 top prize in 2019, the event honors the late National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, as well as the father of Dave and Dale Blaney, Lou Blaney. In fact, Dave Blaney, Dale Blaney and Lou Blaney are all in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame.

Much like Lernerville Speedway, the All Stars first visited the Hartford, Ohio, complex in 1970, and also just like Lernerville Speedway, it was Ralph Quarterson earning the main event victory. Since Quarterson’s triumph, the All Stars made an additional 102 appearances, most recently on July 7, 2018 when the ‘Buckeye Bullet’ Dave Blaney earned the coveted Lou Blaney Memorial trophy, the second of his career.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Pennsylvania and Ohio during the long holiday weekend. Not only is Reutzel the defending All Star champion, claiming top honors during his first, full year as a full-time traveler, but the pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 entry is also the current championship points leader and win leader, scoring his fourth victory of the season during action at Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday, June 29.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 5. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lernerville Speedway live on the Web at www.lernerville.com.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the 2019 Lou Blaney Memorial should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 7/3/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1832
2. Dale Blaney - 1830
3. Cory Eliason - 1758
4. Paul McMahan - 1726
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1706
6. Greg Wilson - 1672
7. Gerard McIntyre - 1630
8. Skylar Gee - 1590
9. George Hobaugh -1416
10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid
Dirt Oval at Route 66 (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel rallies from ninth to win Bill Waite, Jr. Memorial Classic at Route 66

JOLIET, Ill. (June 29, 2019) - Powered by perseverance, as well as a healthy serving of determination, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel did what some would consider the impossible on Saturday night during his visit to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., ultimately concluding his evening with an impressive charge from the inside of row five, all after rebuilding a destroyed race car as the result of a flip during his respective Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1/IRA Outlaw Sprint Series dash.

With the help of an array of sprint car teams scattered throughout the pit area, Aaron Reutzel and the familiar Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports, No. 87 entry made the main event call, eventually leading over half of the 30-lap program to score the $5,000 payday. The victory not only bumped Retuzel’s 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions win total to four, leading all competitors this season, but the win also bumped Reutzel back on top of the All Star driver championship standings, now with a two point lead over 2019 Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney.

Incidentally, Dale Blaney finished second on Saturday night at Route 66, followed by Paul McMahan, Cory Eliason, and multi-time IRA champion, Bill Balog.

“What an effort by this team. I really can’t say enough about these guys. We weren’t sure what to do, but we ended up fixing the car that we flipped. Actually, if it wasn’t for everyone else jumping in to help us, I’m not sure we would have been able to get back out there without having to go to a back-up car. Being able to start ninth rather than 24th made all the difference,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Nattress Construction/Hollywood Coating & Blasting/No. 87 sprint car. “A big thanks to the entire Rudeen Racing team, Brian and Stacy Kemenah, Paul McMahan, Mike McGhee and his guys, Thomas Meseraull; they all helped us get things back together. What a group of guys out here traveling with the All Stars this year. They all jump in and help each other.”

Kyle Larson, who started from the pole position on Saturday night before leading the first 13 circuits, was eventually disqualified during a red flag break on lap 14. A work area violation forced the disqualification, as one of Larson’s crew members left the designated work area to speak with Larson under caution.

Regardless of Larson’s speed and eventual disqualification, Reutzel was a sure-fire favorite, as the defending All Star champion climbed ahead from ninth to fifth in just four circuits. By lap seven, Reutzel was third, charging his way around Paul Nienhiser and Parker Price-Miller as the trio battled in traffic.

A caution on lap 13 allowed Reutzel the opportunity to drive by Paul McMahan for second. Although the opportunity prevailed, action was soon halted yet again, this time for a red flag incident on lap 14. Larson’s aforementioned disqualification occurred at that time.

Although two additional red flag incidents would halt action on lap 22, and again on lap 30 - setting up a green-white-checkered finish - it was all Reutzel, pulling away every time to a commanding advantage.

“I felt like I was catching Kyle [Larson]. I’m not sure what kind of a pace he was keeping because I know when I got the lead, I slowed my pace down,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I think I was just as good as Kyle was during that first half. I know we are tired of getting beat by him, and he doesn’t like to lose races. I’m sure it would have been a great race with us two up front.”

With the month of June officially in the books, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will now prepare for an action-packed month of July, kicking things off with an Independence Day weekend doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, July 5 & 6. The holiday weekend will commence on Friday evening, July 5, at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Originally slated for early May, the Lernerville visit was eventually canceled with only engine heat being completed. An early evening storm, which doused the entire facility, forced the eventual cancellation.

Action will move to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, July 6. Honoring 2013 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, Lou Blaney, the coveted Lou Blaney Memorial will be on tap at the northeast Ohio venue, awarding a top prize equalling $6,000.

For more information pertaining to upcoming events at Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway, fans should visit each facility online at www.lernerville.com and www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Dirt Oval at Route 66 - Saturday, June 29, 2019: Event: 2019 Bill Waite, Jr. Memorial Classic Entries: 32 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 13.850 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.794 Ford Performance Heat #1: Jimmy Moughan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brock Zearfoss Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Paul McMahan Mobil 1 Heat #4: Brian Paulus JE Pistons Dash #1: Kyle Larson Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Gerard McIntyre Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Justin Peck [+12] Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Steve Meyer (Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.794; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.839; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.996; 4. 73af-Joey Moughan, 14.124; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 14.186; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 14.348; 7. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.822; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 15.033

Group (B) 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.856; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.056; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 14.059; 4. 70X-Justin Peck, 14.093; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.238; 6. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 14.533; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.709; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, 15.108

Group (C) 1. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.872; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.926; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.098; 4. 23-Russel Borland, 14.152; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt, 14.290; 6. 1M-Jim Moughan, 14.513; 7. 44-Cory Bruns, 14.650; 8. 25-Jake Blackhurst, NT

Group (D) 1. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 14.073; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 14.149; 3. 85M-Steve Meyer, 14.156; 4. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.159; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.203; 6. 64-Scotty Thiel, 14.274; 7. 9K-Kyle Schuett, 14.355; 8. 14F-Jimmy Fifield, 15.242

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 73AF-Joey Moughan [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [5]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 7. 63-Nick Matuszewski [8]; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 5. 43-Jereme Schroeder [6]; 6. 29-Hunter Custer [8]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 8. 70X-Justin Peck [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. 23-Russel Borland [1]; 5. 73-Ben Schmidt [5]; 6. 1M-Jim Moughan [6]; 7. 44-Cory Bruns [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 28-Brian Paulus [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel [6]; 5. 9K-Kyle Schuett [7]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer [2]; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 8. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 28-Brian Paulus [5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. 73AF-Joey Moughan [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [2]; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [4]; 4. 70X-Justin Peck [9]; 5. 85M-Steve Meyer [3]; 6. 44-Cory Bruns [7]; 7. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [11]; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski [8]; 9. 1M-Jim Moughan [5]; 10. 29-Hunter Custer [6]; 11. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [10]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [10]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [13]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 73AF-Joey Moughan [12]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [21]; 11. 70X-Justin Peck [23]; 12. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [17]; 13. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 14. 9K-Kyle Schuett [18]; 15. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [24]; 16. 43-Jereme Schroeder [19]; 17. 23-Russel Borland [14]; 18. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 19. 64-Scotty Thiel [15]; 20. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 21. 28-Brian Paulus [7]; 22. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [22]; 23. 40-George Hobaugh [16]; 24. 73-Ben Schmidt [20] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-13), Aaron Reutzel (14-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/29/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1832 2. Dale Blaney - 1830 3. Cory Eliason - 1758 4. Paul McMahan - 1726 5. Brock Zearfoss - 1706 6. Greg Wilson - 1672 7. Gerard McIntyre - 1630 8. Skylar Gee - 1590 9. George Hobaugh -1416 10. Spencer Bayston - 1408

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2) Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2) Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson Muskingum County Speedway (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2) Wayne County Speedway (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3) Wayne County Speedway (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid Dirt Oval at Route 66 (6/29/2019): Aaron Reutzel (4)

 

 

Severe afternoon thunderstorm ends All Star visit to Jacksonville Speedway

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. (June 28, 2019) - With severe weather unleashing high winds and heavy downpours for nearly 90 minutes, Jacksonville Speedway, MOWA Sprint Car Series and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials were left with no choice but to cancel Friday’s ‘More At Exit 64 All Star Shootout’ at Jacksonville Speedway.

Track and Series officials will work together in finding a potential rain date. Any information regarding a rain date will be posted in the future.

Action will move to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet on Saturday, June 29. Dubbed the ‘Summer Slash’ event, the All Star invasion will create a must-see weekend experience for all auto racing fans, as the evening program will coincide with NASCAR events at the nearby Chicagoland Speedway - located just across the highway. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will be joined by a rival sprint car series during their visit to Joliet, this time the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series.

Defending All Star champion and current Series win leader, Aaron Reutzel, is the most recent to find victory lane at Dirt Oval at Route 66, holding back a hard-charging Dave Blaney to earn the big money payday on June 30, 2018.
In addition, the ‘Summer Slash’ event at Route 66 will also feature the USAC National Midget Series.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions will invade the Land of Lincoln for two-day stay on June 28 & 29

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 26, 2019) - With Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing officially in the books, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will turn to the west, ready to invade the Land of Lincoln for a two-day stay on Friday and Saturday, June 28 & 29. Adding a little extra hype to the weekend road trip, the upcoming visit to Illinois will be the first and only for the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019.

Racing head-to-head with the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series Delivered By Morrow Brothers Ford, the All Stars will first invade Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville on Friday evening, June 28. Dubbed the ‘More At Exit 64 All-Star Shootout,’ the Friday night, open-wheel showcase will feature the All Stars at Jacksonville for the first time nearly 25 years. Tony Weyant was the most recent All Star to conquer Jacksonville’s short track, claiming high honors in July of 1994.

Action will move to the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet on Saturday, June 29. Creating a must-see weekend experience for all auto racing fans, the invasion of Route 66 will coincide with NASCAR events at the nearby Chicagoland Speedway; located just across the highway. Like Friday’s visit to Jacksonville, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will be joined by a rival sprint car series during their visit to Joliet, this time the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series.

Defending All Star champion and current Series win leader, Aaron Reutzel, is the most recent to find victory lane at Dirt Oval at Route 66, holding back a hard-charging Dave Blaney to earn the big money payday on June 30, 2018.

In addition, the ‘Summer Slash’ event at Route 66 will also feature the USAC National Midget Series.

Although Reutzel is on top of the win column, it’s Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney who is in charge of the current championship standings, holding a mere-two point advantage over Reuzel entering the Illinois pair. Blaney recently clinched his sixth Ohio Sprint Speedweek title, now owning just as many Ohio Sprint Speedweek championships as Series championships.

Other full-time All Stars making the trek to Illinois to battle the best of MOWA and the IRA include Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason, 2018 Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion, Paul McMahan, former Port Royal Speedway champion and New York All Star winner, Brock Zearfoss, two-time All Star champion, Greg Wilson, a former member of the Pennsylvania Posse, Gerard McIntyre, Canadian hotshot and former ASCS full-timer, Skylar Gee, and Western Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh.

For those who can not make the journey to Illinois for the two-day All Star Circuit of Champions invasion, Speed Shift TV will have you covered, broadcasting each event live via www.speedshifttv.com.

Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, will open pit gates at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:15 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Jacksonville Speedway online at www.jacksonvillespeedway.com.

Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those wanting to learn more should visit Dirt Oval at Route 66 online at www.dirtoval66.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/22/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 1684
2. Aaron Reutzel - 1682
3. Cory Eliason - 1616
4. Paul McMahan - 1582
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1568
6. Greg Wilson - 1536
7. Gerard McIntyre - 1500
8. Skylar Gee - 1456
9. Spencer Bayston - 1408
10. George Hobaugh - 1312

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

Buddy Kofoid uses last lap pass to garner Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale win worth $10,000

Dale Blaney claims sixth Ohio Sprint Speedweek title

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 22, 2019) - Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid officially etched his name in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 history books on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway, not only earning a first-ever Series victory, but doing so during the final night of the 37th running of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing. To top things off, the Speedweek finale victory scored Kofoid a $10,000 payday.

The feat was impressive, but it was accomplished in dramatic fashion, as the 17-year-old was forced to outduel Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller, as well as six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney, during the closing circuits of the 35-lap main event. In fact, Kofoid was third when the field received the five-to-go signal from the flagstand, eventually getting by Blaney with two laps remaining, followed by a slick move to drive under Price-Miller on the final circuit.

Price-Miller, who led the first 34 laps from the pole position, held on to finish second at Wayne County Speedway, followed by Blaney, local favorite, Broc Martin, and St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu.

“I really don’t know what to say. This was one of my goals when I moved out here,” said Buddy Kofoid, driver of the Ed Neumeister Racing/Gill Construction/CK Plumbing/Linder’s Speed Equipment/No. 11N sprint car. “Getting that first All Star win is just unbelievable. Now I want to get an Outlaw win. I really can’t thank this team enough. Mike [Linder] and the guys gave me a great car. I’m having a lot of fun doing this.”

Although never in command until the final circuit, it was obvious that Kofoid was going to be a factor. In fact, Kofoid took command for the first time, unofficially, on lap nine with a slider over Price-Miller through turns one and two. Unfortunately, a caution, the main event’s first and only caution, halted action just as Kofoid took command, ultimately negating his move.

Racing one-two after the ensuing restart, Price-Miller and Kofoid did not encounter traffic for the first time until lap 17, causing the front-runners to bunch that now included a fast-paced Dale Blaney, who battled his way to third from fifth by the completion of lap 23. From that point forward, it was a shootout.

By lap 26, the lead trio were trapped behind a wall of slower cars. Using traffic as a pick, Blaney pounced on Kofoid for second on lap 27, actually diving below the familiar No. 11N with a move between turns three and four. Despite losing a position, Kofoid kept pace with Blaney and Price-Miller, eventually returning the favor and advancing back into second on lap 33.

Keeping Price-Miller within striking distance, Kofoid drove to the tailtank of the Indy Race Parts No. 71P as the duo were entering turn one on the final circuit. In an attempt to protect the bottom, Price-Miller dived into one, but slid too high, actually opening the door for Kofoid who was able to sneak by.

“I was running harder and harder and harder. I actually blew off the track a little bit and that let Dale [Blaney] by,” Buddy Kofoid continued. “I was still running hard, but smoother. I ended up getting a run on Dale which allowed us to get back by him. I kept doing the same thing and that allowed us to reel Parker [Price-Miller] in. I felt like I could probably do a wheelie down the backstretch, that’s how much driver I was getting off of turn two.”

Kofoid won the battle on Saturday night, but it was Dale Blaney who won the war, using his podium run to clinch a sixth-career Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing championship, now with just as many Speedweek titles as he does All Star championships. The Speedweek title, his first since 2014, earned the Hartford, Ohio-native a $4,000 payday.

With the 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing complete, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will now aim their focus west, set to embark on the Land of Lincoln for a two-race weekend on June 28 & 29. The All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off their weekend in Illinois with a visit to the Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville on Friday, June 28. The two-day venture will conclude at the state-of-the-art Dirt Oval at Route 66 on Saturday, June 29.

As they are for most of the 2019 All Star schedule, Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be conducting a live video broadcast during the events at Jacksonville and Route 66. For more information, please visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, June 22, 2019:
Event: 37th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Finale
Entries: 50
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 15.556
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: DJ Foos - 15.998
Ford Performance Heat #1: Jac Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gerard McIntyre
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Buddy Kofoid
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Dale Blaney
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Broc Martin
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main Winner: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Broc Martin
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Mitch Harble
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Buddy Kofoid
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Andrew Palker (+12)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brock Zearfoss
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 16-DJ Foos, 15.998; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.134; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.179; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 16.432; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 16.466; 6. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.524; 7. 38K-Clay Riney, 17.206; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.260; 9. 7DK-Dylan Kingan, 18.081; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 99.917

Group (B)
1. 3C-Cale Conley, 16.247; 2. 5H-Jordan Harble, 17.078; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.168; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger, 17.177; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.376; 6. 7-Troy Kingan, 17.726; 7. 29-Steve Butler, 17.959; 8. A45-Rusty Hickman, 17.976; 9. OOH-Hunter Lynch, 99.240; 10. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., NT

Group (C)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.146; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.402; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 16.669; 4. 45-Trevor Baker, 16.827; 5. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 16.922; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs, 17.177; 7. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.233; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 17.342; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.418; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.518

Group (D)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 16.110; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.229; 3. G1-Justin Peck, 16.307; 4. 71-Gio Scelzi, 16.561; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.738; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 16.811; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh, 17.026; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 17.063; 9. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 17.099; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 17.438

Group (E)
1. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 16.495; 2. 19-Mitch Harble, 16.520; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.599; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 16.819; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.843; 6. 23J-Hunter Schuerenberg, 16.851; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan, 16.931; 8. 4-Cap Henry, 17.059; 9. 23-Nick Patterson, 17.117; 10. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.485

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [4]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 5. 38K-Clay Riney [7]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 9. 16M-Danny Mumaw [10]; 10. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 4. 5H-Jordan Harble [3]; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger [1]; 6. OOH-Hunter Lynch [9]; 7. 29-Steve Butler [7]; 8. A45-Rusty Hickman [8]; 9. 7-Troy Kingan [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [1]; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs [6]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 8. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 10. 59-Bryan Nuckles [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 2. G1-Justin Peck [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh [7]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 6. 23-Nick Patterson [9]; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 8. 4-Cap Henry [8]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 10. 23J-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 3. G1-Justin Peck [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [5]; 6. 3C-Cale Conley [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 2. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit [4]; 5. 23J-Hunter Schuerenberg [11]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 7. A45-Rusty Hickman [5]; 8. 7-Troy Kingan [9]; 9. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [14]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger [5]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [14]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 6. 4-Cap Henry [16]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 8. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [17]; 9. 38K-Clay Riney [6]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 11. 29-Steve Butler [15]; 12. 23-Nick Patterson [8]; 13. 97-Max Stambaugh [13]; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 16. 22C-Cole Duncan [12]; 17. OOH-Hunter Lynch [10]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 2. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 4. 83M-Broc Martin [2]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [3]; 7. G1-Justin Peck [6]; 8. 71-Gio Scelzi [14]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker [22]; 11. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11]; 12. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 13. 3C-Cale Conley [12]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [16]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel [25]; 16. 26-Cory Eliason [26]; 17. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 18. K4-Chad Kemenah [17]; 19. 9-Dean Jacobs [19]; 20. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 21. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 22. A79-Brandon Wimmer [10]; 23. 8J-Jess Stiger [23]; 24. 22B-Ryan Broughton [13]; 25. 5H-Jordan Harble [18]; 26. 19-Mitch Harble [21] Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller (1-34), Buddy Kofoid (35)

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing FINAL Standings (After 6/22/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 658
2. Tim Shaffer - 634
3. Buddy Kofoid - 610
4. DJ Foos - 590
5. Brock Zearfoss - 586
6. Cory Eliason - 578
7. Aaron Reutzel - 570
8. Greg Wilson -564
9. Rico Abreu - 554
10. Paul McMahan - 544

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/22/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 1684
2. Aaron Reutzel - 1682
3. Cory Eliason - 1616
4. Paul McMahan - 1582
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1568
6. Greg Wilson - 1536
7. Gerard McIntyre - 1500
8. Skylar Gee - 1456
9. Spencer Bayston - 1408
10. George Hobaugh - 1312

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)
Wayne County Speedway (6/19/2019): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Wayne County Speedway (6/22/2019): Buddy Kofoid

 

 

 

Atomic action canceled; Speedweek concludes at Wayne County Speedway

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 21, 2019) - Due to safety concerns, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing competition at Atomic Speedway on Friday, June 21, was canceled with two heat races complete.

During the third Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 heat race, an incident occurring between turns three and four caused a considerable amount of fence damage. The damage was perceived significant, thus creating an unsafe racing environment. With driver, as well as fan safety the priority, All Star Circuit of Champions officials decided it was in everyone’s best interest to cancel the remaining portion of the All Star program.

The 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing will come to a close tomorrow evening - Saturday, June 22 - at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval;’ Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The Speedweek finale will award a $10,000 top prize.

An overall Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion will also be crowned at the conclusion of the Wayne County Speedway Speedweek finale. The 2019 champion will earn a $4,000 top prize, with an additional $7,000 being spread amongst the remaining top-ten finishers in the final Speedweek standings. If weather becomes a factor, the Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale will be pushed to Sunday, June 23.

 

 

UPDATE: Limaland Speedweek event canceled; Action moves to Atomic Speedway

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 20, 2019) - Off and on periods of heavy rain throughout much of the day Thursday, mixed with an increasing chance of additional precipitation during the overnight hours, has forced Limaland Motorsports Park and All Star Circuit of Champions officials to cancel Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing competition scheduled for Friday, June 21.

As previously announced, with action at Limaland Motorsports Park now canceled, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now switch directions and head south on Friday, setting aim for the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. with main gates to follow at 3 p.m. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6:30 p.m., sharp.

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Standings (After 6/20/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 424
2. Tim Shaffer - 416
3. Brock Zearfoss - 406
4. Cory Eliason - 398
5. Aaron Reutzel - 390
6. Buddy Kofoid - 370
7. Spencer Bayston - 366
8. DJ Foos - 362
9. Greg Wilson - 352
10. Josh Baughman - 338

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/20/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1472
1. Dale Blaney - 1450
3. Spencer Bayston - 1408
4. Cory Eliason - 1408
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1388
6. Paul McMahan - 1376
7. Greg Wilson - 1324
8. Gerard McIntyre - 1278
9. Skylar Gee - 1276
10. Tyler Esh - 1136

 

 

Speedweek action at Mansfield Motor Speedway canceled

MANSFIELD, Ohio (June 20, 2019) - It has been a frustrating week for Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competitors, as Mother Nature has put her foot down once again, this time halting Speedweek action set for Thursday, June 20, at Mansfield Motor Speedway.

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing will resume on Friday evening, June 21, at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. In the event that Limaland is unable to host Speedweek competition due to wet weather, the Speedweek path will be diverted to Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. More updates pertaining to this scenario will be posted if necessary.

The 37th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will come to a close on Saturday evening, June 22, back at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway. The Speedweek finale will award a $10,000 top prize. If weather becomes a factor on Saturday, the Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale will be pushed to Sunday, June 23.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be conducting live video broadcasts during the next two Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs: Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/21, Wayne County Speedway - 6/22.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel beats Shaffer and Abreu for Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 19, 2019) - With Mother Nature throwing a curveball in All Star plans to visit Chillicothe’s Atomic Speedway on Wednesday evening, the Series made an early morning venue swap and switched their focus to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville.

The Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing destination change proved to be all the better for Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel, ultimately ending his evening at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ $5,000 richer, as well as officially back on top of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 driver championship standings.

Reutzel, the defending All Star champion in addition to being the current Series point leader, led all 30 circuits at Wayne County Speedway on Wednesday evening, forced to outduel the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu in the process. Joining Kyle Larson and Dale Blaney, Reutzel now owns one Speedweek victory in 2019, adding to his overall All Star wins list that now includes 12 total, three of which occurring in 2019.

“We were fortunate enough to pull the front row for the dash and get a starting spot up front. Capitalizing on a solid pill draw is important, but the guys gave me a great car, as well,” Aaron Reutzel said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Coating and Blasting/No. 87 sprint car. “Grant, Jim-Bob, Cheeseburger; these guys worked hard all night and gave me a great race car. It was a total team effort.”

Although forced to withstand three cautions during the first seven circuits, one of which a red flag incident just after the initial start, Reutzel remained the class of the field, keeping Tim Shaffer and Rico Abreu in his rearview mirror during the first ten laps. Strong in clean air, it was not until when slower traffic entered the picture for the first time that Shaffer and Abreu were able to chop away at Reutzel’s advantage.

By lap 13, Shaffer was hot on Reutzel’s heels, knocking down the leader’s advantage to a mere-car length. Despite Reutzel’s ability to navigate slower traffic, Shaffer kept the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry in check, pressuring the familiar No. 87 for the lead on multiple occasions between laps 15 and 18 while nearly driving under Reutzel at the exit of turn four on lap 17.

Feeling the pressure from Shaffer, Reutzel immediately increased his pace, picking off slower cars one by one while simultaneously growing his command over Shaffer and Abreu.

By the time Reutzel received the five-to-go signal from the flagstand, the race was already over, eventually crossing under the final checkers with a near-straightaway advantage.

“Getting the jump was really important. The last thing I wanted to do was have to drive really hard and have to catch Tim [Shaffer],” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I was able to set my own pace. I did make a mistake here and there which allowed Shaffer to sneak under me, but I was able to get my pace back up again. I don’t think he was as good as I was through traffic."

Brock Zearfoss finished fourth at Wayne County Speedway, followed by Ohio veteran, Dean Jacobs.

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing will continue Thursday evening, June 20, at Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio. Action will then resume on Friday, June 21, at Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio. The 37th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will come to a close on Saturday evening, June 22, back at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway. The Speedweek finale will award a $10,000 top prize. If weather becomes a factor on Saturday, the Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale will be pushed to Sunday, June 23.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be conducting live video broadcasts during the next three Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs: Mansfield Motor Speedway - 6/20, Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/21, Wayne County Speedway - 6/22.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Wednesday, June 19, 2019:
Event: 37th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing
Entries: 37
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: 14.626
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Andrew Palker - 14.691
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cory Eliason
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Aaron Reutzel
JE Pistons Dash #1 Tim Shaffer
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Jac Haudenschild
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+6)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Spencer Bayston
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.691; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.748; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.857; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.887; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh, 14.943; 6. 45-Trevor Baker, 15.049; 7. 3C-Cale Conley, 15.353; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.560; 9. 29-Steve Butler, 15.879; 10. 21-Brinton Marvel, 15.896

Group (B)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.830; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.881; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.994; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs, 15.041; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.078; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.170; 7. 16-DJ Foos, 15.178; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.322; 9. 38K-Clay Riney, 15.346

Group (C)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 14.869; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.908; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 15.003; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 15.035; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.052; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.129; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.399; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.502; 9. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 15.505

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.976; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 15.103; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.314; 4. 19-Mitch Harble, 15.372; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 15.494; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson, 15.494; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah, 15.709; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 15.838; 9. OOH-Hunter Lynch, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [6]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 9. 21-Brinton Marvel [10]; 10. 29-Steve Butler [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [7]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 9. 38K-Clay Riney [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [8]; 7. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux [9]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 3. 19-Mitch Harble [1]; 4. 16M-Danny Mumaw [5]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [7]; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson [6]; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 5. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston [16]; 6. 3C-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel [14]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [9]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [10]; 11. 38K-Clay Riney [12]; 12. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 14. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux [8]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 16. 29-Steve Butler [15]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs [3]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 7. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [9]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [11]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 11. 11-Dale Blaney [12]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [15]; 14. 16M-Danny Mumaw [18]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [21]; 16. 97-Max Stambaugh [16]; 17. 17-Josh Baughman [14]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 19. K4-Chad Kemenah [20]; 20. 45-Trevor Baker [22]; 21. 16-DJ Foos [19]; 22. 19-Mitch Harble [13]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs [23]; 24. 2-Ricky Peterson [24]; 25. 40-George Hobaugh [26]; 26. 70X-Spencer Bayston [25] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Standings (After 6/19/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 424
2. Tim Shaffer - 416
3. Brock Zearfoss - 406
4. Cory Eliason - 398
5. Aaron Reutzel - 390
6. Buddy Kofoid - 370
7. Spencer Bayston - 366
8. DJ Foos - 362
9. Greg Wilson - 352
10. Josh Baughman - 338

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/19/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1472
1. Dale Blaney - 1450
3. Spencer Bayston - 1408
4. Cory Eliason - 1408
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1388
6. Paul McMahan - 1376
7. Greg Wilson - 1324
8. Gerard McIntyre - 1278
9. Skylar Gee - 1276
10. Tyler Esh - 1136

 

 

 

Sharon Speedway/Wayne County Speedway plans for Tuesday canceled; Atomic Speedway on as scheduled with Wayne County as back-up plan

HARTFORD, Ohio (June 18, 2019) - Despite Sharon Speedway and Wayne County Speedway officials doing everything they could to make Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing competition on Tuesday, June 18, a reality, the amount of precipitation received overnight proved to be too much, forcing both facilities to cancel their respective plans.
Ohio Sprint Speedweek will continue Wednesday evening, June 19, at the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Atomic Speedway officials will monitor the weather through Wednesday morning. In the event that Atomic Speedway is forced to cancel their respective Speedweek program, Wayne County Speedway will host Speedweek action on Wednesday evening. An update will be provided by 10 a.m. Wednesday.

In the event that the All Stars do not visit Wayne County on Wednesday, Wayne County Speedway will then host a doubleheader on Saturday, June 22; the first program awarding a $5,000 top prize and the second awarding a $10,000 top prize. Action is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

Once the afternoon program is complete, an approximate three hour break will commence to allow track workers an opportunity to rework the racing surface. The second program will begin immediately following track work. As a bonus for fans, drivers will participate in an autograph session between programs on Saturday afternoon.

The All Stars are scheduled to visit Mansfield Motor Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park on Thursday and Friday, June 19 & 20, as scheduled.

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Standings (After 6/18/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 296
2. Kyle Larson - 294
3. Spencer Bayston 276
4. Tim Shaffer - 270
5. Brock Zearfoss - 264
6. Cory Eliason - 260
7. Parker Price-Miller - 256
8. DJ Foos - 254
9. Aaron Reuztel - 240
10. Buddy Kofoid - 234

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/18/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1322
1. Dale Blaney - 1322
3. Spencer Bayston - 1306
4. Cory Eliason - 1270
5. Paul McMahan - 1250
6. Brock Zearfoss - 1246
7. Greg Wilson - 1194
8. Skylar Gee - 1186
9. Gerard McIntyre - 1146
10. Tyler Esh - 1046

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson
Muskingum County Speedway (6/16/2019): Dale Blaney (2)

 

 

Ohio Sprint Speedweek continues Tuesday at Sharon Speedway; Wayne County Speedway to fill in as back-up plan

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 17, 2019) - For the second time in four days, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing fell victim to Mother Nature, this time at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

Affecting an already saturated facility, a downpour just before the 2 o’clock hour, followed by a second downpour just before the 3 o’clock hour, left Series and track officials with no choice but to cancel the June 17 program.

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2019 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Tuesday evening, June 18, at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. With unfavorable conditions a factor over the next 12 hours, All Star Circuit of Champions and Sharon Speedway officials will monitor the situation closely. If additional precipitation falls on the already-saturated Sharon Speedway facility, track officials will be forced to cancel the event. A final decision will be made by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18.

In the event that Sharon Speedway should cancel their Ohio Sprint Speedweek program by 9 a.m., Wayne County Speedway will then step in and proceed with a Tuesday night program. Track and Series officials will make a coordinated effort in spreading word of the venue change in a timely and efficient manner.

“We certainly appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to work around Mother Nature. I think we can all agree that we are hungry to race. We are doing everything in our power to make those efforts a reality,” Eric Walls explained, All Star Circuit of Champions Race Director. “With Mother Nature impacting much of our schedule, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do whatever it takes to give our teams an opportunity to compete. I greatly appreciate the cooperation put forth by the tracks, especially in helping us organize a potential last minute change in Tuesday’s schedule.”

Sharon Speedway pit gates are scheduled to open at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18; racing is slated for 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway online at www.sharonspeedway.com.

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Standings (After 6/17/2019): 1. Dale Blaney - 296 2. Kyle Larson - 294 3. Spencer Bayston 276 4. Tim Shaffer - 270 5. Brock Zearfoss - 264 6. Cory Eliason - 260 7. Parker Price-Miller - 256 8. DJ Foos - 254 9. Aaron Reuztel - 240 10. Buddy Kofoid - 234

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/17/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1322 1. Dale Blaney - 1322 3. Spencer Bayston - 1306 4. Cory Eliason - 1270 5. Paul McMahan - 1250 6. Brock Zearfoss - 1246 7. Greg Wilson - 1194 8. Skylar Gee - 1186 9. Gerard McIntyre - 1146 10. Tyler Esh - 1046

 

 

Dale Blaney holds off Scelzi and Larson for Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing victory at Muskingum County Speedway

DRESDEN, Ohio (June 16, 2019) - Although it took nearly three years for Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney to find Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane before his triumph at Stateline Speedway on June 8, it took only eight days to do it again, this time earning night three of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing at Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio.

Forced to withstand heavy offense from a pair of California hotshots, Gio Scelzi and Kyle Larson, Blaney’s Speedweek triumph ultimately bumped his career win total to 136 with Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions, now with two victories in 2019. Impressive enough, Blaney nearly swept the Speedweek program at Muskingum County, winning his respective heat race and dash before leading all 30 circuits of main event competition.

“We just needed to get racing a little bit. We changed some stuff around on the car last week and it made it better, then we changed some more stuff around on the car after the dash [at Attica Raceway Park] and that it better, as well,” Dale Blaney said, driver of the Sam McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee & Associates/No. 11 sprint car. “I’m starting to feel like my old self again and the car is making me feel like my old self. We’ll head to the next round and try and do this again.”

Although a clean first half for Blaney, getting the opportunity to avoid traffic as a trio of cautions paved the way for clean air on lap two, eight and 11, it was the second 15 laps of the 30-lap program that brought people to their feet.

Traffic, appearing for the first time, officially, on lap 17, eventually slowed Blaney’s pace, and although the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer worked hard to maintain his distance over second place with one or two lap cars separating the two, the gap between the frontrunners eventually tightened. By lap 19, the top five were nearly nose to tail with Blaney still setting the pace, followed closely by Gio Scelzi, Brock Zearfoss, Kyle Larson and Aaron Reutzel. Despite heavy pressure beginning to build, a caution on lap 25 gave Blaney a breather, once again eradicating slower traffic and giving the six-time All Star champion clean air to utilize.

Seemingly in control the final six circuits, it was the final two laps that created a scare for Blaney as Scelzi closed the lead margin in a hurry, nearly capitalizing on a slip by the race leader. Despite the issue, Blaney held on, chased to the final checkers by Scelzi, Kyle Larson, Brock Zearfoss and Cap Henry.

“I’m not sure what happened there at the end. I thought maybe I had a right-rear tire going low,” Dale Blaney said about the last two laps. “I was really glad I saw the white flag because I thought we were in some serious trouble. I knew the guys behind me were close. They are young, hungry kids who want to win races. I was running as hard as I could without killing my stuff.”

Fans will have the opportunity to relive Dale Blaney’s Muskingum County Speedway/Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory this fall on network television, as MAVTV Motorsports Network cameras were on hand Sunday evening to capture all of the action.

The 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing will continue Monday evening, June 17, at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville; the first of two Speedweek programs at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval.’ Tony Stewart’s All Stars will return to Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 22, for the $10,000-to-win Speedweek finale.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be conducting live video broadcasts during the next six Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs: Wayne County Speedway - 6/17, Sharon Speedway - 6/18, Atomic Speedway - 6/19, Mansfield Motor Speedway - 6/20, Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/21, Wayne County Speedway - 6/22.

Contingency Awards/Results: Muskingum County Speedway - Sunday, June 16, 2019:
Event: 37th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing
Entries: 34
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 13.576
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.381
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kyle Larson
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Max Stambaugh
JE Pistons Dash #1: Dale Blaney
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Gio Scelzi
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: DJ Foos
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gerard McIntyre
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 4-Cap Henry, 13.792; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.799; 3. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.947; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.018; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.024; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 14.121; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.122; 8. 3C-Cale Conley, 14.129; 9. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 14.248

Group (B)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.402; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.478; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.613; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.896; 5. 19-Mitch Harble, 13.977; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.979; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.084; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.275; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.388

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.381; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.615; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.732; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.773; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.847; 6. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.848; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.321; 8. 5H-Jordan Harble, 14.366

Group (D)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 13.489; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.794; 3. 71p-Parker Price-Miller, 13.822; 4. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.823; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.848; 6. 71X-Ayrton Olsen, 14.013; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.043; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.213

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 6. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 9. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 19-Mitch Harble [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 5H-Jordan Harble [8]; 7. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [6]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [2]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 97-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 3. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 71X-Ayrton Olsen [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 97-Max Stambaugh [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [11]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 8. 71X-Ayrton Olsen [10]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [12]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 11. 19-Mitch Harble [13]; 12. 5H-Jordan Harble [6]; 13. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [8]; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston [11]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [15]; 12. 97-Max Stambaugh [4]; 13. A79-Brandon Wimmer [16]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [19]; 15. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [24]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [23]; 18. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 19. 16-DJ Foos [22]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [26]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson [25]; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild [21]; 23. 5T-Travis Philo [14]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 25. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 26. K4-Chad Kemenah [9] Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney (1-30)

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Standings (After 6/16/2019):
1. Dale Blaney - 296
2. Kyle Larson - 294
3. Spencer Bayston 276
4. Tim Shaffer - 270
5. Brock Zearfoss - 264
6. Cory Eliason - 260
7. Parker Price-Miller - 256
8. DJ Foos - 254
9. Aaron Reuztel - 240
10. Buddy Kofoid - 234

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/16/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1322
1. Dale Blaney - 1322
3. Spencer Bayston - 1306
4. Cory Eliason - 1270
5. Paul McMahan - 1250
6. Brock Zearfoss - 1246
7. Greg Wilson - 1194
8. Skylar Gee - 1186
9. Gerard McIntyre - 1146
10. Tyler Esh - 1046

 

 

Eldora Speedweek stop falls to Mother Nature

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 15, 2019) - Mother Nature has been relentless in 2019, striking again during round two of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, June 15.

Despite Eldora Speedway’s attempt to outrun Mother Nature by flexing start times by two hours, the effort proved to be not enough as wet weather invaded the Rossburg-area just after 1 p.m. leaving Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Eldora officials with little hope of completing the evening program. The event will not be rescheduled.

All Eldora Speedway tickets will be refunded via method of purchase. Suite holders will be contacted individually.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek will resume Sunday evening, June 16, at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be present at Muskingum County to record all of the action, scheduled for a tape-delay broadcast in mid-September.

Keep in mind, Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be conducting live video broadcasts during six of the seven remaining Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs: Wayne County Speedway - 6/17, Sharon Speedway - 6/18, Atomic Speedway - 6/19, Mansfield Motor Speedway - 6/20, Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/21, Wayne County Speedway - 6/22.

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Standings (After 6/15/2019):
1. Kyle Larson - 150
2. Dale Blaney - 146
3. Buddy Kofoid - 144
4. DJ Foos - 142
5. Tim Shaffer - 140
6. Spencer Bayston - 138
7. Parker Price-Miller - 136
8. Justin Peck - 134
9. Greg Wilson - 132
10. Hunter Schuerenberg -130

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/15/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1186
2. Dale Blaney - 1172
3. Spencer Bayston - 1168
4. Cory Eliason - 1136
5. Paul McMahan - 1128
6. Brock Zearfoss - 1104
7. Greg Wilson - 1086
8. Skylar Gee - 1070
9. Gerard McIntyre - 1036
10. Tyler Esh - 932

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson

 

 

Kyle Larson opens Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing with convincing victory at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (June 14, 2019) - Ohio Sprint Speedweek has certainly been kind to Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson, as each of his Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories have occurred during Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing, including the 2019 opener at Attica Raceway Park.

Larson, pilot of the Chevrolet Accessories/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation/Howard Johnson of Lima/No. 57sprint car, dominated Speedweek competition at the Attica bullring on Friday night, ultimately leading 25 circuits of the 40-lap program and crossing under the final checkers with a margin of victory nearing eight seconds, all while lapping up to the 12th position. The $5,000 victory increased Larson’s Series win total to nine, now with two at Attica Raceway Park; his first since 2016.

“Just a great car all night,” Kyle Larson explained, who will join the All Stars during the next five nights of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. “It was either starting to clean off, or take a little bit of rubber through turns three and four. That made things pretty technical. At times, I felt like I needed to cheat it and run below it to stay on a clean track, but I knew I needed to be in the rubber at the same time. Definitely a fun track. I haven’t raced Attica too much, but this is the slickest Attica I’ve been on, so it’s pretty neat to get a win.”

Although starting from the pole position, ‘Yung Money’ Kyle Larson was beat to the initial punch, forced to follow defending All Star champion and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel, for the first 15 circuits. A pair of cautions, one appearing on lap five and another on lap ten, gave Larson a set of opportunities to earn the advantage over Reutzel, but the Clute, Texas-native remained strong and in control.

Unfortunately for Reutzel, but a fortune circumstance for Larson, lap 16 proved to be drama-filled for the front-runners, as a spinning car would create a definite road block leaving Reutzel will little time to react and nowhere to go. Eventual contact with the spinning car ended with Reutzel laying on his side, ultimately ending his evening at Attica Raceway Park. Reutzel’s early retirement inherited the lead to Larson, and that is where he stayed.

Despite Buddy Kofoid’s ability to hang with Larson during the first 15 circuits, actually showing Larson his nose on multiple occasions, the driver of the familiar Ed Neumeister-owned, No. 11N entry was no match for Larson during the latter stages of the main event. Larson eventually escaped in traffic, extending his lead to nearly eight seconds with over half of the field left a lap down.

Six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney, eventually snuck by Kofoid on lap 27 to secure the second position. Kofoid held on to finish third at the final checkers, followed by DJ Foos and 12th-starting Tim Shaffer.

“I obviously caught a big break when Reutzel got caught up in that wreck. We were a little bit lucky tonight,” Larson continued. “It’s tough when you’re in second and the track is really dirty. I felt like Reutzel was a little bit better than me when he was leading, but then, once I was the leader, I felt like I was better than I had been when I was behind him.”

“I could actually see [Buddy] Kofoid to my inside at the beginning when I was in second, so when I got the lead, I kept peeking to my inside every corner waiting for him to show a nose.”

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing will continue on Saturday evening, June 15, at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Fans should take note that Eldora Speedway’s event schedule has been modified with the intent to avoid threatening weather.

Saturday’s schedule now has the pit area opening to competitors at 1:30 p.m., the grandstands opening to spectators at 2 p.m., the All Star Circuit of Champions driver meeting beginning at 3:15 p.m., and hot laps on track at 4:10 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Eldora Speedway’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek program should visit Eldora Speedway on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Keep in mind, Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be conducting live video broadcasts during eight of nine Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs; Attica Raceway Park - 6/14, Eldora Speedway - 6/15, Wayne County Speedway - 6/17, Sharon Speedway - 6/18, Atomic Speedway - 6/19, Mansfield Motor Speedway - 6/20, Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/21, Wayne County Speedway - 6/22.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, June 14, 2019:
Event: 37th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing
Entries: 53
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 12.761
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.478
Ford Performance Heat #1: Kyle Larson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Justin Peck
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Buddy Kofoid
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Parker Price-Miller
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: TJ Michael
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main Winner: Paul McMahan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Kyle Larson
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Hunter Scherenberg [+11]
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Joey Saldana
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.478; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.773; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.812; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.936; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.062; 6. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.080; 7. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.096; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.134; 9. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.308; 10. 6-Joey Saldana, 13.423; 11. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, ---

Group (B)
1. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.867; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.960; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.089; 4. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.106; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.366; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.370; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.580; 8. 71m-Paul May, 13.692; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.820; 10. 29-Steve Butler, 13.918; 11. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.084

Group (C)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.162; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.169; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.297; 4. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 13.322; 5. 25M-Chris Andrews, 13.355; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.372; 7. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.378; 8. G1-Caleb Helms, 13.389; 9. 19-Mitch Harble, 13.672; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.311; 11. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.671

Group (D)
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.290; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.468; 3. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.500; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.505; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.584; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.611; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.629; 8. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.678; 9. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.727; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble, 14.111

Group (E)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.042; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.242; 3. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 13.336; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.354; 5. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.568; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 13.598; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.618; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.660; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.697; 10. 28W-Allen Woods, 13.866

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [6]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [9]; 6. 6-Joey Saldana [10]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 10. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 11. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 6. 71M-Paul May [8]; 7. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 10. 29-Steve Butler [10]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor [3]; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews [5]; 5. G1-Caleb Helms [8]; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 7. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux [1]; 8. 83M-Broc Martin [7]; 9. 19-Mitch Harble [9]; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston [3]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith [2]; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 7. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 10. 28W-Allen Woods [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston [4]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 5. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 6. 19-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 29-Steve Butler [14]; 8. 28W-Allen Woods [13]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 10. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 3. G1-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 5. 6-Joey Saldana [9]; 6. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [5]; 9. 4-Cap Henry [15]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 12. 71M-Paul May [11]; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams [12]; 14. 52AU-Darren Mollenoyux [14]; 15. 5H-Jordan Harble [16]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [18]; 17. 33W-Caleb Griffith [10]; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [7]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston [9]; 7. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 8. 5X-Justin Peck [11]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [18]; 10. 23-Hunter Schuerenberg [21]; 11. 5R-Byron Reed [19]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [22]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [20]; 15. 13-Paul McMahan [25]; 16. 1ST-Gary Taylor [13]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [26]; 18. O9-Craig Mintz [16]; 19. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [14]; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs [15]; 21. G1-Caleb Helms [23]; 22. 1-Nate Dussel [24]; 23. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 24. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 25. 25M-Chris Andrews [17]; 26. 14-Tony Stewart [3] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel [1-15], Kyle Larson [16-40]

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Standings (After 6/14/2019):
1. Kyle Larson - 150
2. Dale Blaney - 146
3. Buddy Kofoid - 144
4. DJ Foos - 142
5. Tim Shaffer - 140
6. Spencer Bayston - 138
7. Parker Price-Miller - 136
8. Justin Peck - 134
9. Greg Wilson - 132
10. Hunter Schuerenberg -130

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/14/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1186
2. Dale Blaney - 1172
3. Spencer Bayston - 1168
4. Cory Eliason - 1136
5. Paul McMahan - 1128
6. Brock Zearfoss - 1104
7. Greg Wilson - 1086
8. Skylar Gee - 1070
9. Gerard McIntyre - 1036
10. Tyler Esh - 932

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich
Attica Raceway Park (6/14/2019): Kyle Larson

 

 

EVENT UPDATE: MCCARL FAMILY TO RUN RAYCE RUDEEN FOUNDATION RACE​

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- June 14, 2019- The Rayce Rudeen Foundation along with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 are proud to announce that the McCarl Family; Terry, Austin and Carson will be competing in the Rayce Rudeen Foundation race at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA on July 28th.

“The McCarls have been so supportive of our Foundation since we introduced it to the sprint car community. They have run our decal on their cars for the last few years, so to now have them competing at this inaugural event means a lot to us,” said Kevin Rudeen.

The McCarls, who grew up racing around Iowa, are looking forward to participating in this event as a family and are excited about the awareness it will bring to the area. “I grew up watching my Dad race in West Burlington. It’s an incredible facility, a great track with a lot of dedicated sprint car fans.” Terry McCarl stated, “I hope that this event brings more awareness to the topic of addiction. Most of us can say we have been affected by it in some way- addiction don’t discriminate. I think what the Rayce Rudeen Foundation is doing with this race is brave and I admire Kevin for sharing his story in order to help others affected by this.”

To get your tickets for this event visit 34raceway.com and click on “Buy Tickets” on the right side of the homepage.

Visit raycerudeen.org to learn more about the Rayce Rudeen Foundation or follow them on Instagram and Facebook at Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

For all the latest news on the McCarls follow them on Twitter @McCarl_Racing.

Stay up to date with All Stars by following the Series on Twitter @ASCoC, Instagram @allstarsprints, Facebook at AllStarCircuitofChampions and on their website at allstarsprint.com.

 

 

37th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing blasts off Friday at Attica Raceway Park

$11,000 Speedweek point fund up for grabs, $4,000 to the champion

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 12, 2019) - Arguably the most demanding schedule in all of sprint car racing, the 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing is set to hit high gear on Friday evening, June 14, kicking-off nine straight days of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition throughout much of the Buckeye State.

Speedweek travelers will visit eight tracks during their grueling, nine-day trek across Ohio, each of which awarding a minimum top prize equalling $5,000. Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing will blast off, officially, with competition at the always-racey Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 14. The schedule will continue with appearances at the famed-Eldora Speedway in Rossburg on Saturday, June 15; Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville on Sunday, June 16; Wayne County Speedway in Orrville on Monday, June 17; Sharon Speedway in Hartford on Tuesday, June 18; the highbanks of Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe on Wednesday, June 19; Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield on Thursday, June 20; Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima on Friday, June 21; and once more at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, June 22. The 2019 speedweek finale will award a $10,000 top prize.

In addition, Ohio Sprint Speedweek competitors will also vie for an $11,000 point fund spread amongst the top ten competitors in the final Speedweek standings; the 2019 Speedweek champion will pocket a $4,000 share of the $11,000 fund.

Cometic Gasket, the official gasket of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, as well as a leading, worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing components, will once again return as the title sponsor of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2019, extending its relationship with one of the sport’s most historic, yet grueling traditions to five consecutive seasons.

“We have been waiting for this week since its conclusion in 2018. A racing tradition rich in history, as well as competitiveness, we are more than proud to extend our relationship with Ohio Sprint Speedweek,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket, Inc . “This is not only an exciting time for all of us at Cometic Gasket, but for everyone associated with sprint car racing in the state of Ohio. We are more than ready to get Speedweek underway.”

Indy Metal Finishing, a nationally leading metal finishing service headquartered in Brownsburg, Ind., will join Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2019 as the official presenting sponsor, pushing the open wheel spectacle to the level that it is today.

"We are honored to be a part of such an historic event like Ohio Sprint Speedweek," Carly Lawrence expressed, Indy Metal Finishing President. "Supporting an event like this allows Indy Metal Finishing the opportunity to reach a new demographic within our consumer market. Our goal is to expose Indy Metal Finishing's capabilities to not only individual racers and their teams, but also to its loyal and dedicated fanbase. We are very excited for action to get underway."

In order to be eligible for the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing championship points fund, participating teams must have perfect Speedweek attendance, entering all contested Speedweek programs throughout the nine-day schedule. In addition, team owners must enter at least 50% of the contested Speedweek events with the same driver.

In addition, Hoosier Tire, the official tire of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will award one tire certificate to each of the top ten drivers in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek point standings.

For those who can not make the journey to Ohio for the 37th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will still have the opportunity to witness most of the action from the comfort of their own home.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will broadcast eight of the nine events on the 2019 Speedweek schedule. Kicking off Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, Speed Shift TV will broadcast competition conducted at Attica, Eldora Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Mansfield Motor Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, and once again at Wayne County Speedway for the $10,000-to-win finale. Fans wanting to learn more about Speed Shift TV should visit its official online home at www.speedshifttv.com.

Action at Eldora Speedway during night two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will also be broadcast online via http://live.eldoraspeedway.com/.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will be on hand to capture Ohio Sprint Speedweek action from Eldora Speedway and Muskingum County Speedway in 2019. Each of the aforementioned events will televise on MAVTV Motorsports Network via tape-delayed broadcast later in the year. Eldora Speedway’s event is scheduled to air on September 8 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., respectively. Muskingum County Speedway’s Speedweek program will air on September 15 in the exact same time slots.

"There are a lot of variables that need to come together to make Ohio Sprint Speedweek successful. Relationships with entities such as Cometic Gasket and Indy Metal Finishing, as well as Ollie's Bargain Outlet and Mobil 1, allow those hopes of success to become a reality. We are truly honored to have such support," Tony Stewart expressed, All Star Circuit of Champions owner, as well as part-time competitor who will participate in select Speedweek events in 2019. "I also want to thank all of the participating tracks and their staff for coming together and making Speedweek bigger than ever in 2019. We hope for an enjoyable and weather-free week."

2019 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing Points Fund:
1. $4,000
2. $1,500
3. $1,200
4. $1,000
5. $800
6. $700
7. $600
8. $500
9. $400
10. $300

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Previous Champions:
2018 - Paul McMahan
2017 - Tim Shaffer
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.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/9/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1082
2. Spencer Bayston - 1030
3. Dale Blaney - 1026
4. Cory Eliason - 1010
5. Paul McMahan - 1008
6. Brock Zearfoss - 982
7. Skylar Gee - 954
8. Greg Wilson - 954
9. Gerard McIntyre -946
10. Tyler Esh - 842

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)
Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss
Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney
Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich

About Cometic Gasket:
Cometic Gasket is the Official Gasket of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. Cometic is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, 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.

About Indy Metal Finishing:
Based in Brownsburg, IN, Indy Metal finishing, Inc. provides high quality metal finishing services and is dedicated to customer satisfaction through strict process control and excellent communication during and after job completion. Our mission is to support our customers with an exceptional level of quality and service that sets the bar for the metal finishing industry. To meet our customer's delivery expectations with unsurpassed customer service and technical support while developing new and innovative ways to meet today's business dynamics.

About MAVTV Motorsports Network:
MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com.

 

 

Danny Dietrich scores first All Star victory of 2019 during Weedsport Speedway visit

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (June 9, 2019) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich has certainly been on a roll in 2019, and now he can add an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory at Weedsport Speedway to his list of 2019 accomplishments.

Dietrich, driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Pace Performance/Big Cove Whitetail Trophy Hunts/Drop Of Ink Tattoo/Sweeney Cars/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car, put fans on their feet Sunday night in central New York, utilizing a late-race restart to power around Danny Varin with just five circuits remaining. Impressive enough, Dietrich accomplished his feat with a severed component in the rear suspension; a bent w-link.

“We are really starting to like this place,” Danny Dietrich said of Weedsport Speedway, who now owns eight victories in 2019 including his $5,000 All Star Circuit of Champions triumph. “Hats off to this entire team. We are clicking really well right now and the results show. There are so many people that help make all of this possible. Just a surreal feeling right now. Hopefully we can keep this momentum going into next weekend.”

Starting from the outside of row four, Dietrich was not speedy in his pursuit of the top spot, ultimately fading to a position just outside of the top-five during the first few circuits. In fact, Dietrich did not crack into the top three until lap 26 of 35.

During his late-race surge to the top, Dietrich was given some help, as Larry Wright, who was racing just ahead of Dietrich in the runner-up spot, made contact with the outside retaining wall on the 27th circuit, ultimately ending his night. The ensuing caution, which allowed ‘Double-D’ to restart on the tailtank of race leader Danny Varin, created the recipe for Dietrich’s eventual takeover.

Although Dietrich relied on the bottom of the speedway to get to himself that far forward, it was the top that proved to be the winning route. Utilizing momentum, Dietrich used a slingshot move around Weedsport’s cushion to gain command for the first time on lap 30, navigating the narrow edge in turns three and four to eventually work around Varin.

“I knew that is where I needed to be,” Dietrich continued. “[Danny Varin] was pretty good on the bottom, so I knew if I kept my pace up and built some momentum, I’d have a shot at him around the top. That late caution really helped us out. It gave me a chance to move up a lane and use clean air to get around him.”

Danny Varin chased Dietrich to the final checkers, followed by Spencer Bayston, Cory Eliason and Greg Wilson.

With their first New York visit of the season complete, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will now turn their focus toward the Buckeye State, set to invade eight facilities in nine days during the 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Indy Metal Finishing. Action will kick-off, officially, on Friday evening, April 14, with a visit to Attica Raceway Park.

Contingency Awards/Results: Weedsport Speedway - Sunday, June 9, 2019: Event: 2019 All Star Showcase Entries: 30 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 14.156 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cory Eliason - 14.532 Ford Performance Heat #1: Lucas Wolfe All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Wilson JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Cory Eliason Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Chad Kemenah Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Danny Dietrich MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Danny Dietrich (+17) Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Michael Bauer (Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.532; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney, 14.791; 3. 99L-Larry Wight, 15.104; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.242; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.320; 6. 28F-Dave Franek, 15.347; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.505; 8. 45-Chuck Hebing, 15.660; 9. X-Dan Bennett, 15.982; 10. 98-Joe Trenca, 16.073

Group (B) 1. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 14.603; 2. 11-Dale Blaney, 14.606; 3. OO-Danny Varin, 15.022; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.098; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 15.154; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 15.229; 7. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni, 15.413; 8. 88C-Chad Miller, 15.488; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.701; 10. 53-Jessie Attard, 15.870

Group (C) 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 14.996; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.069; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.337; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.368; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.408; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.489; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.611; 8. 5-Justin Barger, 15.729; 9. J4-John Garvin, 15.913; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 16.749

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 2. 99L-Larry Wight [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 98-Joe Trenca [10]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 8. X-Dan Bennett [9]; 9. 45-Chuck Hebing [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. OO-Danny Varin [2]; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 5. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [7]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [5]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 88C-Chad Miller [8]; 9. 53-Jessie Attard [10]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [8]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 8. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 9. J4-John Garvin [9]; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. OO-Danny Varin [3]; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 99L-Larry Wight [5]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 88C-Chad Miller [4]; 4. 45-Chuck Hebing [7]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 6. X-Dan Bennett [6]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [5]; 8. 53-Jessie Attard [8]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde [11]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 2. OO-Danny Varin [2]; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [11]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 11. 11-Dale Blaney [10]; 12. K4-Chad Kemenah [19]; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss [13]; 14. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [14]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [20]; 16. 98-Joe Trenca [15]; 17. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [16]; 18. 5-Justin Barger [18]; 19. 45-Chuck Hebing [22]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [23]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 22. 99L-Larry Wight [6]; 23. 88C-Chad Miller [21]; 24. X-Dan Bennett [24] Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason (1-10), Danny Varin (11-29), Danny Dietrich (30-35)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/9/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1082 2. Spencer Bayston - 1030 3. Dale Blaney - 1026 4. Cory Eliason - 1010 5. Paul McMahan - 1008 6. Brock Zearfoss - 982 7. Skylar Gee - 954 8. Greg Wilson - 954 9. Gerard McIntyre -946 10. Tyler Esh - 842

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2) Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2) Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss Stateline Speedway (6/8/2019): Dale Blaney Weedsport Speedway (6/9/2019): Danny Dietrich

 

 

Dale Blaney goes wire-to-wire for first All Star victory since 2016

BUSTI, N.Y. (June 8, 2019) - For the first time in nearly three years, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney is back in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane, adding Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York, to a win list that now includes 135 Series victories.

Piloting the Sam McGhee Motorsports-owned No. 11, Blaney was under immense pressure during his 30-lap trip to Stateline Speedway victory lane, first forced to deal with NASCAR Hall of Famer, Tony Stewart, then defending All Star champion and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel. To top things off, Blaney was also forced to end the program with an infamous green-white-checkered restart, ultimately persevering, crossing under the final checkers with Reutzel and Stewart in tow.

“It kinda sucks to have that happen, especially when the finish is that close,” Dale Blaney said, a six-time All Star champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Famer. “Regardless, it all worked out for us in the end. Things are getting better and better for this team right now. We’ve been changing a lot of things around on this car and I’m starting to get more and more comfortable. Hopefully we can get another one of these tomorrow night at Weedsport and head into Ohio Sprint Speedweek on a positive note.”

From the pole position, Blaney led the field to green, eventually earning the initial jump over fellow front row starter, Skylar Gee, and third-starting Tony Stewart. By the time the leaders reached the flagstand for the first time, Stewart already worked his way to second, instantly setting his aim on the tailtank of Dale Blaney.

By lap seven, lapped traffic was already a factor giving Blaney the opportunity to run and hide from Stewart and now third-running Aaron Reutzel, who battled his way to third around Skylar Gee by the completion of lap three. Despite Blaney’s ability to navigate slower cars, Stewart stayed hot on his heels, eventually making a bid for the top spot as the pair raced off of turn four to complete lap 11.

A two-car battle for the lead eventually turned into a three-car battle, as Reutzel was able to chase down the lead pair to a mere-car length by lap 18. In hot pursuit of the two positions ahead, Ruetzel did everything he could to power around Stewart for second, attempting slide job after slide for the next three circuits, only to be denied with Stewart driving back underneath the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87. Although Stewart and Reutzel battled vigorously, the pair still managed to reel in Blaney. The Low Rider’s only saving grace was a caution on lap 21, ending a near-chaotic and exciting battle for the top-three positions.

Utilizing the ensuing single-file restart, Reutzel finally put Stewart behind him, driving underneath the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion through the bottom of turns one and two. With second now in his control, Reutzel could finally set his aim on Blaney.

With less than two circuits remaining, Reutzel made his move, reeling Blaney in to less than a car length before attempting a bonzai slider between turns three and four. With mere-inches separating himself from the outside retaining wall, as well as Reutzel’s right rear tire, Blaney squeezed through, maintaining control as the leaders raced under the white flag.

Just as Blaney turned the final corner, yellow flags waved again, ultimately forcing a green-white-checkered restart with Reutzel and Stewart breathing down his neck.

All Star Circuit of Champions rules mandate that races be completed with two, consecutive green flag laps, thus forcing the main event’s distance to be stretched to 31 circuits. Despite the extra lap, Blaney prevailed, keeping Reutzel in his rearview mirror for the $5,000 payday.

“There wasn’t a lot of room separating myself from the outside wall,” Blaney continued. “There was probably less than a car length left, but I made it fit. Reutzel could have driven in there a little harder and really squeezed me out, but he didn’t. It just feels really, really good to get it done here tonight.”

Aaron Reutzel hung on to finish second at Stateline Speedway, followed by Stewart, Spencer Bayston, and Outlaw Speedway winner, Brock Zearfoss.

With two events down and one to go, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-day sweep of the Empire State with a visit to the state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., on Sunday, June 9. Like the two nights prior, the traveling All Stars will once again battle for a $5,000 top prize.

Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Hot laps will follow at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Weedsport Speedway live on the Web at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Stateline Speedway - Saturday, June 8, 2019:
Entries: 25
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 15.706
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.712
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joe Kata
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gerard McIntyre
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Greg Wilson
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Dale Blaney
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Greg Wilson [+10]
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brett Brunkenhoefer
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.772; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 15.893; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 16.008; 4. 10-Joe Kata, 16.068; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.096; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.311; 7. J4-John Garvin, 16.378; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.780; 9. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer, 17.144

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.712; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.756; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 16.048; 4. 46-Michael Bauer, 16.138; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.190; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.337; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 16.380; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 16.530

Group (C)
1. 29-Dan Shetler, 15.873; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.991; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.072; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.188; 5. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 16.357; 6. 23-Darren Pifer, 16.502; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 17.080; 8. 250-Jared McFarland, 17.239

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 10-Joe Kata [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. J4-John Garvin [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 9. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 46-Michael Bauer [1]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 29-Dan Shetler [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [5]; 6. 23-Darren Pifer [6]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [7]; 8. 250-Jared McFarland [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [2]; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston [4]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde [4]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 5. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [3]; 6. 250-Jared McFarland [6]; 7. 47-Brett Brunkenhoefer [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston [6]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [19]; 10. 29-Dan Shetler [9]; 11. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [15]; 12. 5-Justin Barger [17]; 13. 46-Michael Bauer [12]; 14. K4-Chad Kemenah [7]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 16. 23-Darren Pifer [18]; 17. 10-Joe Kata [5]; 18. J4-John Garvin [16]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 21. 40-George Hobaugh [22]; 22. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [23]; 23. 2L-Landon Lalonde [21]; 24. 250-Jared McFarland [24] Lap Leaders: Dale Blaney (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/8/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 952
2. Dale Blaney - 898
3. Spencer Bayston - 886
4. Paul McMahan - 870
5. Cory Eliason - 868
6. Brock Zearfoss - 858
7. Skylar Gee - 844
8. Gerard McIntyre - 826
9. Greg Wilson - 814
10. George Hobaugh - 748

 

 

Brock Zearfoss tames Outlaw Speedway for first-ever All Star triumph

DUNDEE, N.Y. (June 7, 2019) - Brock Zearfoss has been a man on a mission thus far in 2019, and now his mission his complete.

For the first time in his career, Brock Zearfoss is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, leading all 30 circuits on Friday night at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., to secure a $5,000 payday.

Despite maintaining command the entire distance, the top spot on the podium was not an easy reach, as the Jonestown, Pennsylvania- native and former Port Royal Speedway champion was forced to withstand heavy pressure from fellow full-time All Star traveler and recent BAPS Motor Speedway winner, Cory Eliason.

“I wanted to get this one so bad for my team. They have been working their tails off all season,” Brock Zearfoss said in Outlaw Speedway victory lane. “We’ve had the speed to win all year, but no luck to go with it. It feels great to get it done here tonight. I’m so proud of these guys.”

Starting from the pole position, Zearfoss rocketed to an early lead, keeping Rudeen Racing’s Eliason and former World of Outlaws champion, Dave Blaney, at bay.

Although left behind initially, Eliason wasted little time applying the pressure on Zearfoss, nearly pulling even with the ‘Jonestown Jet’ as the pair battled off of turn two on lap four. Just as Eliason was set to make a move in traffic, caution flags waved giving Zearfoss an opportunity to restart in clean air with a clear track ahead.

The next five circuits went undisturbed for the Premier Motorsports entry, that until caution flags waved again on lap 13, once again giving Zearfoss the single-file advantage. When green flag action resumed, Zearfoss returned to the topside of the speedway, but this time increasing his lead as the laps clicked off the counter. By lap 22, Zearfoss’ advantage increased to nearly a straightaway, and despite recurring traffic, Eliason was unable to make up the distance.

Flowing through traffic effortlessly, it was not until the final circuit that Zearfoss encountered a major roadblock; a trio of lapped cars hogging most of the speedway, ultimately leaving little room to navigate. A slight hesitation by Zearfoss allowed Eliason the opportunity for a last-ditch effort maneuver around the familiar No. 70, but the attempt did not succeed. Zearfoss drove through the final two corners unscathed to claim top honors at Outlaw Speedway.

“Things got pretty sketchy,” Zearfoss said of the final lap, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./BAPS Auto Paint & Supply/Meckley's Limestone Products/Berkebile Oil Company/River City Wood Products/No. 70 sprint car. “I just kinda floated through the corner and I thought to myself ‘I just lost it on the last lap.’ But it all worked out. We got it done tonight and that’s all that matters.”

“All of the names on this car make opportunities like this possible,” Zearfoss continued. “I certainly wouldn’t be in this position without them. I appreciate everything they do.”

Cory Eliason held on to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Dave Blaney, who battled the final laps with a severed nose wing, Gerard McIntyre, and Danny Varin.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their three-day swing through the Empire State with a one-night stand at the ‘New’ Stateline Speedway in Busti, N.Y., on Saturday, June 8. Like Outlaw Speedway, the traveling All Stars will visit Stateline Speedway only once in 2019, chasing a $5,000 payday.

The ‘New’ Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:15 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 6:10 p.m. More news and notes can be found online at www.newstatelinespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Outlaw Speedway - Friday, June 7, 2019: Entries: 24 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Justin Barger - 12.693 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cory Eliason - 12.827 Ford Performance Heat #1: Cory Eliason All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Varin Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Justin Barger JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear #1: Brock Zearfoss Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler [+10] (Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.827; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.004; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.051; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 13.065; 5. 98-Joe Trenca, 13.076; 6. 10-Joe Kata, 13.290; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.301; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.702

Group (B) 1. 72-Ryan Smith, 12.972; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.028; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.075; 4. J4-John Garvin, 13.101; 5. 29-Dan Shetler, 13.180; 6. OO-Danny Varin, 13.246; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.365; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, NT

Group (C) 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.866; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.925; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.006; 4. 5-Justin Barger, 13.082; 5. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.087; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.115; 7. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.137; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.439

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 98-Joe Trenca [5]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. OO-Danny Varin [6]; 2. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 72-Ryan Smith [4]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 8. J4-John Garvin [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 29-Dan Shetler [6]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 6. OO-Danny Varin [3]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. OO-Danny Varin [6]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston [12]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [15]; 9. 11-Dale Blaney [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 12. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [9]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [11]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 15. K4-Chad Kemenah [21]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [16]; 17. 98-Joe Trenca [14]; 18. 46-Michael Bauer [19]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [23]; 20. 10-Joe Kata [20]; 21. 72-Ryan Smith [17]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 23. J4-John Garvin [22]; 24. 29-Dan Shetler [3] Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 6/7/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 806 2. Paul McMahan - 760 3. Dale Blaney - 748 4. Spencer Bayston - 744 5. Cory Eliason - 734 6. Brock Zearfoss - 718 7. Skylar Gee - 706 8. Gerard McIntyre -690 9. Greg Wilson - 682 10. George Hobaugh - 640

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2) Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2) Outlaw Speedway (6/7/2019): Brock Zearfoss

 

 

All Stars will invade New York for three events in three days

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 5, 2019) - Activating an action-packed month complete with 14 events in 30 days, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit the Empire State during the coming weekend, set to invade three tracks in three days across much of southern New York. Action will kick-off, officially, on Friday night, June 7, with an appearance at the always-exciting Outlaw Speedway in Dundee.

The ‘New’ Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York, will host the traveling All Stars on Saturday, June 8, followed by a stop at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport on Sunday, June 9. All three programs will award a $5,000 top prize.

The All Stars followed a similar path in 2018 with visits to Outlaw, Stateline and Weedsport occurring in consecutive fashion. Although it was Nashville’s Paul McMahan who opened the weekend with a convincing victory at the Outlaw highbanks, it was Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo who ruled supreme in New York during the early weeks of June, ultimately scoring back-to-back victories at Stateline and Weedsport while in command of the familiar Norman/Gaerte No. 3G.

Although Macedo will not be returning to New York to defend his victories, Paul McMahan will, seeking a second consecutive triumph at Outlaw Speedway. Joining McMahan will be a stout contingent of All Star full-timers including six-time Series champion, Dale Blaney, former USAC National Midget Series champion, Spencer Bayston, $10,000 Virginia Motor Speedway winner, Cory Eliason, former ASCS national traveler, Skylar Gee, former Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss, two-time All Star champion, Greg Wilson, New Oxford-native and former All Star winner, Gerard McIntyre, Western Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Tyler Esh, and defending Series champion, as well as current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel, who claimed back-to-back victories at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway over Memorial Day weekend.

In addition, many of the region’s finest will follow the All Stars to New York in search of one or more $5,000 paydays including All Star owner, Tony Stewart. Stewart will join the Series during action at Outlaw Speedway on Friday, as well as at Weedsport Speedway on Sunday.

Other regional invaders include Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich, who owns seven main event victories thus far in 2019. Dietrich intends to join the All Star travelers during their invasion of Weedsport Speedway on Sunday.

Fans who are unable to make the trek to New York for the three-day All Star Circuit of Champions invasion can still watch every lap contested, from hot laps to main event, via Speed Shift TV’s online portal: www.speedshifttv.com.

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 7. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be hosted at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Outlaw Speedway on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

The ‘New’ Stateline Speedway in Busti, New York, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:15 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 6:10 p.m. More news and notes can be found online at www.newstatelinespeedway.com.

Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Hot laps will follow at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Weedsport Speedway live on the Web at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 5/26/2019): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 672 2. Paul McMahan - 630 3. Dale Blaney - 616 4. Spencer Bayston - 608 5. Tim Shaffer - 594 6. Cory Eliason - 588 7. Skylar Gee - 578 8. Brock Zearfoss - 568 9. Greg Wilson - 564 10. Gerard McIntyre - 548

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2) Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)

 

 

Rudeen Racing on Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race

INDIANAPOLIS, IN- June 5, 2019- The Rayce Rudeen Foundation logo has been featured on the No. 26 blue Rudeen Racing sprint car for the past two years now. This year Rudeen Racing is competing for the Ollie’s All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 series championship as well as Rookie of the Year honors, with California native Cory Eliason behind the wheel.

“To be a part of Kevin Rudeen’s sprint car team is such an incredible opportunity.” Eliason said, “When I joined the team, I learned more about the Rayce Rudeen Foundation. It is an honor to be able to be the driver that represents the Foundation at every track we go to. I really hope, especially for the race at 34 Raceway, we can make everyone proud of our results as a team.”

Cory is extremely supportive of the Rayce Rudeen Foundation’s mission to be a force against addiction. “Addiction is an epidemic in America, and unfortunately it is often left in the dark. Bringing awareness to the racing community allows people to see that there is help out there, and people from all walks of life really do care. The Rayce Rudeen Foundation is a perfect example of educating the public on how people become trapped in addiction and the steps to take to overcome it. It’s nice to be involved with an organization willing to help the community with these issues.”

To get your tickets for this event, visit 34raceway.com and click on tickets.

Visit raycerudeen.org to learn more about the Rayce Rudeen Foundation or follow them on Instagram and Facebook at Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

For all the latest news on the Rudeen Racing team follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @RudeenRacing.

Stay up to date with the All Stars by following them on Twitter @ASCoC, Instagram @allstarsprints, Facebook at AllStarCircuitofChampions and on their website at allstarsprint.com.

 

 

Schedule Update: All Star Circuit of Champions reschedule five events lost to weather

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 31, 2019) - Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to eradicate much of the 2019 schedule, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and respective track officials have been working hard to reschedule many of the events lost during the early months of the season. To date, five events that were forced to forfeit to Mother Nature have been rescheduled and will be contested later in the year.

Lernerville Speedway, a track forced to cancel their event due to a downpour just before cars were scheduled for hot laps, has rescheduled their All Star visit for Friday, July 5, setting up a holiday weekend doubleheader that will conclude with Sharon Speedway’s annual Lou Blaney Memorial on July 6.

With forecasts predicting high percentages of precipitation throughout the weekend, action scheduled for May 18 at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wis., was canceled. The event has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 25, which will now kick-off a previously scheduled trio of stops throughout much of the Midwest on July 26-28; Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex, Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, respectively.

Wayne County Speedway’s event on May 25 was lost due to back-to-back downpours just before hot laps giving track officials little hope for adequate drying time. The event, capping off what is now a four-day stretch over Labor Day weekend, has been rescheduled for Monday, September 2. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will visit Attica Raceway Park on Friday and Saturday, August 30 & 31, before ending the holiday weekend with a doubleheader at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday and Monday, September 1 & 2.

Bedford Speedway’s event, lost on Sunday, April 14, will now be contested on Thursday, September 5; a Central Pennsylvania preamble to the highly-anticipated Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 6 & 7.

Williams Grove Speedway’s Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial, that was lost on April 12, will now be held on Friday evening, September 20. With Lincoln Speedway hosting the annual Dirt Classic on September 21, the rescheduled Hinnershitz will now give All Star teams two attempts to overthrow the infamous Pennsylvania Posse in late September.

Original Date / Track / Rescheduled Date May 3/ Lernerville Speedway, Sarver, Pa. / Friday, July 5 May 18 / Plymouth Dirt Track, Plymouth, Wis. / Thursday, July 25 May 25 / Wayne County Speedway, Orrville, Ohio / Monday, September 2 April 14 / Bedford Speedway, Bedford, Pa. / Thursday, September 5 April 12 / Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Friday, September 20

Any further updates regarding schedule additions will be posted as they become available. Fans should also stay alert online, as well as on all of the available All Star Circuit of Champions social media channels.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel goes two-for-two in the Buckeye State; Earns first-ever Fremont Speedway victory

FREMONT, Ohio (5/26/2019) - Despite a late arriving shower’s attempt to ruin the evening by creating a near-three hour rain delay just after heat race competition was complete, Fremont Speedway and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials persevered and proved Mother Nature wrong, giving Fremont, Ohio, fans their first taste of All Star competition in nearly three and a half years.

The delay was well worth the wait for the enthusiastic fans, as Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel hard charged ten positions to claim a second All Star victory in as many contested events. In fact, Reutzel’s impressive charge to the top of the podium did not require all 40 main event circuits, as the defending All Star champion took the lead for the first time on lap 12, utilizing a restart on lap 11 to drive around Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer for the runner-up spot, soon followed by a second slingshot move in turns one and two to drive around race leader, Paul McMahan, the following circuit.

Impressive enough, the $5,000 victory bumped Reutzel’s career win total with Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions to 11, each of those occurring at a different race track.

Nashville’s Paul McMahan held on to maintain second at the final checkers, followed by Rookie of the Year contender, Skylar Gee, a fast closing Christopher Bell from 12th, and local standout, Craig Mintz.

“This isn't Ohio racing. This is a night when a guy can drive really hard & make a difference,” Aaron Reutzel expressed in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Fisher Body Shop/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Coating/Dissolvalloy/No. 87 sprint car. “A big thanks going out to the track and fans for sticking this one out and making this happen for us. We just want to race! Oh, and for the guy booing me, stop down when we’re done here and I’ll sign you an autograph.”

Despite starting 11th on the grid, Reutzel wasted little time powering his way toward the front of the field. By lap five, with the added help of a caution, Reutzel was able to advance his way to fifth, eventually battling his way around Brock Zearfoss for the fourth position with only nine laps recorded. A slowing Tyler Esh, who was racing just ahead of Reutzel, soon pulled to a stop on the speedway, not only allowing Reutzel the opportunity to restart in the third position, but it also gave the Texan a clear takeover attempt on the ensuing restart.

When green flags flew again, Reutzel pounced, this time utilizing an impressive slingshot move through turns one and two to drive around Tim Shaffer for the runner-up position. It was just one circuit later when Reutzel repeated his power move through the first and second corners, skimming the narrow cushion to blast by Paul McMahan to officially lead lap 12.

From that point forward, it was all Aaron Reutzel at the front of the field, and although the Texan was forced to deal with periods of heavy traffic during the later stages of the 40-lap program, as well as two more stoppages in the form of cautions - one of which a red flag incident involving Brock Zearfoss, Tim Shaffer and Buddy Kofoid - the former ASCS national champion and defending All Star champion was untouchable.

“He’s a champion for a reason,” Paul McMahan said, who led the first 11 circuits at Fremont Speedway aboard the Tom Buch-owned No. 13. “They have a solid team, so hats off to those guys for what they are able to do. [Aaron Reutzel] just about sucked my tear-offs off when he blew by me coming out of [turn two]. He showed me the top, so I was able to move up there and hang with him. I can’t thank my group of misfits enough. They work hard and I appreciate what they do.”

“This team is just unbelievable,” Reutzel continued. “We put this deal together last year and it’s all the same group of guys. It’s just...unbelievable.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy a weekend off before returning to competition on Friday evening, June 7. Igniting a month-long campaign consisting of 14 events, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will spend three nights in the Empire State during the first, full weekend of June, visiting Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday before making an appearance at Busti’s Stateline Speedway on Saturday. The weekend will conclude with a Sunday night visit to the state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway on June 9.

Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway - Sunday, May 26, 2019:
Event: Computer Man Night
Entries: 27
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Craig Mintz - 12.982
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 13.110
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tyler Esh
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Spencer Bayston
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Stuart Brubaker
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear #1: Paul McMahan
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: George Hobaugh
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel [+10]
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Caleb Griffith
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.139; 2. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.186; 3. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.217; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.228; 5. 16-DJ Foos, 13.254; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.349; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.355; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.577; 9. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.652

Group (B)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.219; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.252; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.342; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.352; 5. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.371; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.421; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.508; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.587; 9. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.753

Group (C)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.110; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.132; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.185; 4. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 13.256; 5. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.257; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.280; 7. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.372; 8. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.408; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 14.092

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [2]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 70X-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 6. 19-Paige Polyak [5]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [9]; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]; 9. 5R-Byron Reed [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 39-Christopher Bell [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs [7]; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [6]; 6. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston [8]; 8. 1-Nate Dussel [4]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 97-Caleb Helms [5]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [4]; 7. 33W-Caleb Griffith [9]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [8]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 4. 39-Christopher Bell [12]; 5. O9-Craig Mintz [9]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [15]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston [7]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 10. 11-Dale Blaney [14]; 11. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [21]; 13. 16-DJ Foos [16]; 14. 9-Dean Jacobs [20]; 15. 19-Paige Polyak [18]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 17. 97-Caleb Helms [22]; 18. 40-George Hobaugh [19]; 19. 3J-Trey Jacobs [24]; 20. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [5]; 21. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker [23]; 24. 1-Nate Dussel [8] Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1-11), Aaron Reutzel (12-40)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 5/26/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 672
2. Paul McMahan - 630
3. Dale Blaney - 616
4. Spencer Bayston - 608
5. Tim Shaffer - 594
6. Cory Eliason - 588
7. Skylar Gee - 578
8. Brock Zearfoss - 568
9. Greg Wilson - 564
10. Gerard McIntyre - 548

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel
Fremont Speedway (5/26/2019): Aaron Reutzel (2)

 

 

Mother Nature wins at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (May 25, 2019) - Unfortunately, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 fell victim to Mother Nature yet again, this time at Wayne County Speedway.

Heavy rain and high winds invaded the Orrville, Ohio-area just after 4 p.m. and lasted nearly 20 minutes, ultimately leaving Wayne County Speedway heavily saturated. Additional heavy rain fell on the speedway just before 6 p.m. leaving All Star and Wayne County Speedway officials with no choice but to cancel the evening program. The event has been rescheduled for Monday, September 2.

Mother Nature is now responsible for 12 cancellations and/or postponements during the last 14 All Star Circuit of Champions events.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-day, Memorial Day weekend sweep of the Buckeye State with a Sunday night visit to Fremont Speedway on May 26. The $5,000-to-win showstopper will mark the end of a near-four year gap since the traveling All Stars last visited the Sandusky County Fairgrounds oval, reuniting an open wheel tradition that includes 122 Fremont Speedway appearances since the Series’ conception.

Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, will open pit gates at 12-noon on Sunday, May 26. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Fans wanting to learn more about the All Star return to Fremont Speedway should visit the track’s online home at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
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Aaron Reutzel gets All Stars back on track with $5,000 victory at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (May 24, 2019) - It has been nearly six weeks since the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 last made a competitive lap, but despite the frustrating stretch of poor weather resulting in a long gap in the schedule, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel never missed a beat, quickly resuming his role as defending All Star champion and current point leader by earning a first-ever Attica Raceway Park victory on Friday night for a $5,000 payday.

Although dominate during the second half of the 40-lap program, eventually crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory pushing three seconds, the pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry was forced to chase fellow All Star full-timer, Brock Zearfoss, for the first 21 circuits. It was not until lap 22 when Zearfoss, who was attempting to navigate heavy lapped traffic, hooked a rut and spun all alone at the front of the field.

Zearfoss’ mistake was an obvious lucky break for Reutzel, but the reigning Series champion was in close proximity of the top spot up until that point, actually earning command for a brief stint after a caution on lap 13. Reutzel’s slide job attempt during the ensuing restart failed, but the Texan never lost track of the Premier Motorsports entry.

When the 40-lap main event’s dust finally settled, it was Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid who chased Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Cap Henry, Shawn Dancer, and the ‘Wild Child’ Jac Haudenschild. The victory, his first of the 2019 season during All Star competition, bumps Reutzel’s All Star win total to ten all-time.

“We had a really great race car here tonight. Grant and the guys have been busting their butts in trying to make me better at these tracks in Ohio, Attica included,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fisher Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “I felt like we could make good laps here. Luckily, we started up front and didn’t get caught up with Brock’s [Zearfoss] spin. I’m happy that we were able to capitalize on our starting position this time.”

After inheriting the top spot on lap 22, Reutzel’s next challenge was in the form of lapped traffic, eventually coming into play for the first time for the new leader on lap 28. Buddy Kofoid, who started second on the grid, but faded to third after the initial start, was starting to make up ground on Reutzel as the traffic started to intensify. The California phenom chased Reutzel down to a car length by lap 33, soon pulling even with the familiar No. 87 at the entrance of turn one on the following circuit. Despite the effort, Reutzel’s championship-earning experience with traffic proved to be too strong, as a bold, three-wide move to split a pair of slower cars sealed his winning fate.

Although Reutzel was able to stretch his late-race advantage to nearly a straightaway, utilizing the very topside of the speedway, an uncooperative lapped car nearly caused a similar fate that Zearfoss faced. Luckily for Reutzel, his outcome was different.

“That last lap, I had a lap car change lanes on me and that had me all mixed up. It wasn’t his fault, he didn’t know I was there. Luckily, I was able to maintain control and not spit out, because that’s what I thought was going to happen,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “You gotta go whenever you’re leading like that. Racing with Brock early in the race and watching him in traffic allowed me to know where to go when I was leading.”

“He’s always fast wherever he goes,” Buddy Kofoid said, driver of the Gill Construction/CK Plumbing/No. 11N. “I gave it everything we got, but we came up one short. So far, this is four podiums in a row for this team at Attica. We’ve been in every finishing position except the one Aaron is in right now, but we’ll keep working and try again soon.”

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Memorial Day weekend trek through the Buckeye State with a stop at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio - on Saturday evening, May 25. Like Attica Raceway Park, the visit to Wayne County will award a $5,000 payday.

Certainly not the first and only visit to Orrville this season, the traveling All Stars will return to Wayne County Speedway on three more occasions, twice during the 2019 installment of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m., with hot laps to follow at 5:45 p.m. Additional news and notes can be found online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

For those who can not make the journey to Ohio for the Memorial Day weekend triple-header, Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture all of the action. Those seeking information regarding broadcast subscription options and availability should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, May 24:
Event: All Stars at Attica Raceway Park
Entries: 40
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 12.627
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.307
Ford Performance Heat #1: Cap Henry
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Broc Martin
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Max Stambaugh
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Buddy Kofoid
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Buddy Kofoid
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Andrew Palker
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Spencer Bayston [+11}
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Trey Jacobs
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.535; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.680; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 12.693; 4. 8-Jordan Ryan, 12.825; 5. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.833; 6. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.077; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.086; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.171; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde, 13.460; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble, 13.846

Group (B)
1. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 12.642; 2. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.756; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 12.832; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.878; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 12.884; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 12.907; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 12.946; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.098; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.143; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.183

Group (C)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.510; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.583; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 12.603; 4. 23-Max Stambaugh, 12.625; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.878; 6. 71h-Ryan Ruhl, 12.885; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.998; 8. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.154; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.321; 10. 98-Chad Boespflug, 13.562

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.307; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.622; 3. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.804; 4. 25M-Chris Andrews, 12.805; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.916; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.920; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.000; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.010; 9. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 13.224; 10. 40i-Mark Imler, 13.958

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 4. 8-Jordan Ryan [1]; 5. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [6]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 5B-Chad Blonde [9]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith [4]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs [10]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [8]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]; 10. 70X-Spencer Bayston [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 23-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]; 7. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 8. 98-Chad Boespflug [10]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [8]; 10. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 2. 25M-Chris Andrews [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [10]; 10. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 5. 23-Max Stambaugh [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 3. 25M-Chris Andrews [2]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]; 5. 83M-Broc Martin [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 2. 70X-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [9]; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 9. 19-Paige Polyak [15]; 10. 97-Caleb Helms [8]; 11. 5B-Chad Blonde [16]; 12. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 13. 40-George Hobaugh [19]; 14. 21N-Frankie Nervo [14]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 17. 98-Chad Boespflug [13]; 18. 5H-Jordan Harble [20]; 19. 40I-Mark Imler [17]; 20. 20I-Kelsey Ivy [18]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 4. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 25M-Chris Andrews [6]; 7. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 9. 16-DJ Foos [19]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 11. 70X-Spencer Bayston [22]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 13. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [24]; 15. 23-Max Stambaugh [9]; 16. 33W-Caleb Griffith [14]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [25]; 18. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason [20]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [26]; 21. 5T-Travis Philo [11]; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker [21]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin [10]; 24. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 25. 1-Nate Dussel [23]; 26. 8-Jordan Ryan [15] Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss (1-21), Aaron Reutzel (22-40)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (after 5/24/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 522
2. Dale Blaney - 486
3. Paul McMahan - 484
4. Spencer Bayston - 474
5. Cory Eliason - 462
6. Brock Zearfoss - 460
7. Tim Shaffer - 458
8. Skylar Gee - 434
9. Gerard McIntyre - 430
10. Greg Wilson - 426

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Bubba Raceway Park (1/31/2019): Tim Shaffer
Bubba Raceway Park (2/1/2019): Tim Shaffer (2)
Bubba Raceway Park (2/2/2019): Tony Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/6/2019): Shane Stewart
Volusia Speedway Park (2/7/2019): Brad Sweet
Virginia Motor Speedway (4/11/2019): Cory Eliason
Port Royal Speedway (4/13/2019): Lance Dewease
Attica Raceway Park (5/24/2019): Aaron Reutzel

 

 

Memorial Day weekend triple-header on deck for All Star Circuit of Champions

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 22, 2019) - Memorial Day weekend in the Buckeye State will be action-packed, to say the least, as Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 is set to invade three tracks over the course of three days, each awarding a $5,000 top prize for a $15,000 possibility. Considering Mother Nature has intervened during all prior attempts to invade Ohio in 2019, the Memorial Day weekend triple-header will be the first Ohio visit for the traveling All Stars this season, giving open wheel enthusiasts an extra incentive to take part in the highly-anticipated trio.

The All Star Circuit of Champions, led by defending Series champion and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel, will headline action in the Buckeye State on Friday through Sunday, May 24-26, visiting Attica Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway and Fremont Speedway in respective fashion. Fremont Speedway, once a staple on the All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail, has not hosted an All Star program in nearly four years. That dry spell will come to an end on Sunday evening, May 26, as the touring winged sprint cars series will battle at the Sandusky County Fairgrounds for the 123rd time in Series history.

Before becoming reacquainted with Fremont Speedway, the All Stars will visit the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ - Attica Raceway Park - on Friday, May 24, just before invading Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, May 25. Like Fremont, Attica and Wayne County each have a rich history of All Star Circuit of Champions competition with Attica hosting 121 events to-date. Wayne County Speedway, dubbed ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval,’ will bump its total to 65 on Saturday night.

Joining Aaron Reutzel in his quest for Ohio dominance will be a competitive contingent of All Star Circuit of Champions title-seekers. With only two point events contested, Cory Eliason, the $10,000 winner at Virginia Motor Speedway, is currently second in the All Star driver chase, followed by six-time Series champion, Dale Blaney, Nashville’s Paul McMahan, and former USAC National Midget Series champion, Spencer Bayston.

Former Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss, will also be on hand to battle throughout Memorial Day weekend, as well as Skylar Gee, George Hobaugh, Greg Wilson, Tyler Esh, Mallie Shuster and John Garvin.

Fans should note that on Sunday evening at Fremont Speedway, a free computer will be given away compliments of the event’s primary sponsor, Computer Man of Fremont, Ohio. Those who want to be a part of the free computer drawing should purchase a 50/50 ticket. The free computer winner will be drawn from the purchased 50/50 tickets at some point during the evening program.

For those who can not make the journey to Ohio for the Memorial Day weekend triple-header, Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, will be on hand to capture all of the action. Those seeking information regarding broadcast subscription options and availability should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 24. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more should visit Attica Raceway Park on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m., with hot laps to follow at 5:45 p.m. Additional news and notes can be found online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, will open pit gates at 12-noon on Sunday, May 26. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Fans wanting to learn more about the All Star return to Fremont Speedway should visit the track’s online home at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

Unfavorable forecast forces cancellation of All Star/IRA Wisconsin triple-header

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 16, 2019) - With heavy rain already invading southern Wisconsin, mixed with an unfavorable weekend forecast, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and track officials were left with no choice but to cancel upcoming events at Wilmot Raceway, Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway scheduled for Friday through Sunday, May 17-19.

Series and track officials are working together to find suitable rain dates to visit Wisconsin later in the year. Potential dates include June 30 and July 25.

“We’ve been monitoring the weather situation the last 24 hours. With the amount of rain the area is already getting, mixed with high percentages of rain throughout the weekend forecast, the best case scenario was to cancel the entire weekend,” Eric Walls explained, All Star Circuit of Champions Series Director. “With so much travel involved with a lot of our teams, expecting them to commute that far with so little chance to race is not ideal. We certainly appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to go through this awful spell.”

Including the upcoming weekend triple-header, Mother Nature is now responsible for the postponement and/or cancellation of ten consecutive All Star Circuit of Champions events since Bedford (Pa.) Speedway fell victim on April 14.

“We’re going to work as hard as we can to bring the All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series together later in the year,” Steve Sinclair explained, IRA Series Director. “On behalf of everyone involved, we are incredibly disappointed. The weather really took a turn for the worse the last 24 to 48 hours. All we can do is try again later in the year.”

More news and information pertaining potential rain dates will be released in the near future. Fans are expected to stay alert online, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA to face-off in Wisconsin triple-header

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 15, 2019) - Despite a frustrating few weeks resulting in eight postponements or cancellations due to Mother Nature, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will press on and continue their 2019 campaign with a full weekend of competition in the upper-Midwest, setting aim on a trio of tracks in southern Wisconsin on Friday through Sunday, May 17-19.

In addition, the traveling All Stars will be forced to duel with the area’s own Interstate Racing Association Outlaw Sprint Series (IRA); the upper-Midwest’s premier winged sprint car organization.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will not only face-off against a stout contingent of IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competitors during their trip to the Badger State, but the Series will also be forced to take-on a handful of regional sprint car invaders including All Star owner and recent Series winner, ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart, who will follow the tour to all three weekend destinations.

Multi-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion, the ‘North Pole Nightmare’ Bill Balog, will lead the IRA charge against the traveling All Stars, joined by other IRA regulars including, but not limited to, Jake Blackhurst, Scotty Thiel, and Jeremy Schultz. Balog and Schultz each own IRA victories in 2019.

The three-day All Star/IRA battle in Wisconsin will kick-off officially on Friday night, May 17, at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, followed by an appearance at the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 18. The weekend will conclude with a Sunday night stint at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie. All three programs will award a $5,000 top prize.

With the intent to rule supreme in the upper-Midwest, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star invasion of southern Wisconsin during the upcoming weekend, working to pad his Series point lead that stands at 22 markers with just two main events contested.

Including Ruetzel, 12 full-time All Star Circuit of Champions teams are expected to make the trip to Wilmot, Plymouth and Angell Park during the upcoming weekend. The list includes Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason; six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney; Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan; former USAC National Midget Series champion, Spencer Bayston; former Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss; former Lebanon Valley Speedway All Star winner, Gerard McIntyre; Western Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh; former ASCS National Tour full-timer, Skylar Gee; third-year All Star, Tyler Esh; former Lernerville Speedway late model competitor, John Garvin; and two-time All Star champion, Greg Wilson.

Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wilmot Raceway live on the Web at www.wilmotraceway.com.

Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wis., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18. A mandatory All Star meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional information should visit Plymouth Dirt Track online at www.plymouthdtr.com.

Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. A mandatory All Star meeting will be hosted at 4:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5 p.m., sharp. Those seeking more news and notes should visit Angell Park Speedway live on the Web at www.angellparkspeedway.net.

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

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Persistent rain forces Sharon Speedway cancellation

HARTFORD, Ohio (May 4, 2019) - Unfortunately, poor weather struck again, this time in Hartford, Ohio.

With 45 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 sprint cars signed in for competition at Sharon Speedway on Saturday, May 4, Mother Nature made an appearance just after 5 p.m. and never disappeared, ultimately saturating speedway grounds beyond any point of quick recovery; track and Series officials were forced to cancel the evening program.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will return to Sharon Speedway for Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Tuesday, June 18.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will have a weekend off before returning to competition on Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, with a three-day sweep through the Badger State, first visiting Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wis., on Friday night, May 17. Action will resume on Saturday at Plymouth Dirt Track, followed by a stop at Angell Park Speedway.

 

 

All Star visit to Lernerville rescheduled for Friday, July 5

SARVER, Pa. (May 3, 2019) - Despite a desperate attempt to withstand incoming weather, Lernerville Speedway and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials were left with no choice but to cancel action set for Friday, May 3. A persistent drizzle that eventually turned into a steady downpour just after 7 p.m. left the racing surface heavily saturated. The event has been rescheduled for Friday, July 5; the night before Sharon Speedway’s Lou Blaney Memorial.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their two-day sweep through Pennsylvania and Ohio with a Saturday night visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on May 4. Sharon has a long history with the All Star Circuit of Champions, first hosting competition in 1970.

Sharon Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. A mandatory meeting for All Star competitors will be conducted at 5:40 p.m., with hot laps to follow at 6 p.m., sharp. Those seeking more news and updates should visit Sharon Speedway online at www.sharonspeedway.com.

 

 

The All Stars will try again with visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway​

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 1, 2019) - The weather has not been kind to the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 thus far in 2019, but competitors and fans alike hope the vicious trend of wet weather subsides beginning Friday and Saturday, May 3 & 4, as the Series prepares for a two-race weekend in Pennsylvania and Ohio, respectively. In fact, since All Star point-accumulating action commenced in April, the Series has only completed two events. The remaining five events were either postponed or scratched completely due to Mother Nature.

The upcoming weekend will begin with action at the historic Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Friday, May 3. A tradition dating back to the Series’ conception, Lernerville Speedway first hosted the traveling All Stars in 1970 and has since welcomed the regional travelers for a total of 39 appearances. The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer, a nearby Aliquippa-native and former All Star champion, owns four Series victories at Lernerville Speedway to lead all competitors. Reigning All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, is the most recent hotshot to visit Lernerville Speedway victory lane during All Star competition, earning $5,000 on June 1, 2018.

After a mere-90 minute jaunt from one facility to the next, action will continue on Saturday evening, May 4, with a visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. Much like Lernerville Speedway, the All Stars first visited the eastern Ohio complex in 1970, and also just like Lernerville Speedway, it was Ralph Quarterson earning the main event victory. Since Quarterson’s triumph, the All Stars made an additional 102 appearances, most recently on July 7, 2018 when the ‘Buckeye Bullet’ Dave Blaney earned the coveted Lou Blaney Memorial trophy, the second of his career.

Despite not being a full-time competitor with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich currently sits on top of the driver standings by a ten-point margin over defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel. Dietrich, who finished second at Virginia Motor Speedway on April 11, as well as second at Port Royal Speedway on April 13, will most likely not join the All Stars during their visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway, although a poor forecast in Central Pennsylvania may change his weekend destinations.

Including Ruetzel, 14 full-time teams are expected to make the trip to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway during the upcoming weekend. The list includes Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason; six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney; Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan; former USAC National Midget Series champion, Spencer Bayston; former Port Royal Speedway champion, Brock Zearfoss; Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley; former All Star winner, Gerard McIntyre; Western Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh; former ASCS National Tour full-timer, Skylar Gee; third-year All Star, Tyler Esh; former Lernerville Speedway late model competitor, John Garvin; two-time All Star champion, Greg Wilson; and former 360c.i. competitor, Mallie Shuster.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at approximately 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lernerville Speedway live on the Web at www.lernerville.com.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. A mandatory meeting for All Star competitors will be conducted at 5:40 p.m., with hot laps to follow at 6 p.m., sharp. Those seeking more news and updates should visit Sharon Speedway online at www.sharonspeedway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/13/2019): 1. Danny Dietrich - 292 2. Aaron Reutzel - 282 3. Lucas Wolfe - 270 4. Ryan Smith - 262 5. Cory Eliason - 260 5. Paul McMahan - 260 5. Dale Blaney - 260 8. Spencer Bayston - 256 9. Brock Zearfoss - 246 9. Cale Conley - 246

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

All Star visit to Wayne County Speedway canceled; Lernerville on deck​

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 27, 2019) - Heavy rain throughout much of the day Friday mixed with high percentages of precipitation in the forecast for Saturday evening has left Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Wayne County Speedway officials with no choice but to cancel Saturday’s All Star visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval.’ The event will not be rescheduled.

Much like the case with Attica Raceway Park on Friday, Wayne County Speedway grounds were left heavily saturated with very little drying time available.

“We did everything we could. Considering all the weather that the track already received, as well as the threat of more weather tonight, we were backed into a corner,” Eric Walls said, All Star Series Director. “This has not been an easy month for our Series. Hopefully things turn the corner when we enter the month of May.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition on Friday evening, May 3, with a visit to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/13/2019): 1. Danny Dietrich - 292 2. Aaron Reutzel - 282 3. Lucas Wolfe - 270 4. Ryan Smith - 262 5. Cory Eliason - 260 5. Paul McMahan - 260 5. Dale Blaney - 260 8. Spencer Bayston - 256 9. Brock Zearfoss - 246 9. Cale Conley - 246

 

 

Attica’s Core & Main Spring Nationals canceled

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 26, 2019) - With heavy, overnight rain saturating Attica Raceway Park to a point beyond repair, Attica and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials were left with no choice but to cancel Friday’s 30th Annual Core & Main Spring Nationals. The event will not be rescheduled.

“Most of the damage has already been done. We are left with very little drying time,” Eric Walls, All Star Circuit of Champions Series Director, expressed. “Taking everything into consideration, it is in our best interest to cancel tonight’s event. We certainly appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to battle with Mother Nature.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will try again on Saturday afternoon, April 27, with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio.

UPDATE: Taking potentially threatening weather into consideration, Wayne County Speedway has decided to adjust starting times for Saturday, April 27:

Pit Gates: 1 p.m.
All Star Drivers Meeting: 4 p.m.
All Star Engine Heat: 4:20 p.m.
All Star Hot laps: 4:30 p.m.
All Star Time Trials: 5:15 p.m.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/13/2019):
1. Danny Dietrich - 292
2. Aaron Reutzel - 282
3. Lucas Wolfe - 270
4. Ryan Smith - 262
5. Cory Eliason - 260
5. Paul McMahan - 260
5. Dale Blaney - 260
8. Spencer Bayston - 256
9. Brock Zearfoss - 246
9. Cale Conley - 246

 

 

All Stars set for Ohio doubleheader
on April 26 & 27

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 24, 2019) - Although forced to wait an extra week due to Mother Nature, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2019 campaign with a full weekend of action in the Buckeye State, set to invade two, very familiar ovals for back-to-back $5,000 top prizes on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27.

Certainly a tough month for the traveling All Stars, the Attica and Wayne County visits will conclude an April calendar that commenced with seven nights of competition, but over time, the schedule was involuntarily condensed to four with wet weather being the culprit.

Originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20, but later shifted due to the aforementioned weather conditions, Attica Raceway Park’s 30th annual Core & Main Spring Nationals will kick off the upcoming weekend with action on Friday night, April 26.

The home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ is certainly a staple on the All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail, hosting ‘America’s Series’ on 121 separate occasions between 1989 and 2018. Six-time All Star champion and all-time Series win leader, Dale Blaney - who is back on the road full-time in 2019 - is the leading winner at Attica during All Star competition with 18 victories.

Dubbed ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval,’ Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will host Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday evening, April 27. Growing a rich, competitive All Star tradition much like Attica Raceway Park, Saturday’s Wayne County visit will be the first of five in 2019 for the All Star Circuit of Champions, two of which taking shape during the annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26. Racing is set to hit center stage at 7:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information such as reserved seating and other ticket pricing should visit Attica live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Racing is set to follow at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway online at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/13/2019):
1. Danny Dietrich - 292
2. Aaron Reutzel - 282
3. Lucas Wolfe - 270
4. Ryan Smith - 262
5. Cory Eliason - 260
5. Paul McMahan - 260
5. Dale Blaney - 260
8. Spencer Bayston - 256
9. Brock Zearfoss - 246
9. Cale Conley - 246

 

 

All Star and Attica officials postpone Core & Main Spring Nationals until Friday, April 26

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 18, 2019) - With weekend forecasts predicting high percentages of rain throughout much of the day Friday, as well into Saturday, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Attica Raceway Park officials decided it was in their best interest to postpone the Core & Main Spring Nationals until Friday, April 26.

“We wanted to wait as long as we could in case the forecast would improve, but that doesn’t seem to be the case,” Eric Walls, All Star Circuit of Champions Race Director, explained. “Taking into consideration the amount of travel many of our teams will have to face, we felt the best decision was to postpone the event in hopes of better weather. This will give our teams, as well as all of our fans, an opportunity to make other arrangements for Easter weekend.”

With All Star Circuit of Champions competition scheduled for Saturday, April 27, at Wayne County Speedway, the postponed Attica Raceway Park event will now create a two-race weekend in the Buckeye State.

For updated information regarding the rescheduled Core & Main Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park, fans should visit Attica live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/13/2019): 1. Danny Dietrich - 292 2. Aaron Reutzel - 282 3. Lucas Wolfe - 270 4. Ryan Smith - 262 5. Cory Eliason - 260 5. Paul McMahan - 260 5. Dale Blaney - 260 8. Spencer Bayston - 256 9. Brock Zearfoss - 246 9. Cale Conley - 246

 

 

All Star officials forced to cancel Sunday afternoon visit to Bedford Speedway

BEDFORD, Pa. (April 14, 2019) - Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bedford Speedway officials did everything they could to try and outrun Mother Nature on Sunday, but a worsening forecast has forced both parties to pull the plug. At this time, no rain date for 2019 has been set. Officials will work together to bring the All Stars back to Bedford Speedway in 2020.

“We did everything we could. We even went as far as moving the start time a few hours earlier, but after looking at the radar and the hourly forecast, the best decision was to cancel,” All Star Race Director, Eric Walls, explained. “This will give everyone a jump start on travel, as well as have plenty of time to make other plans for today.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will now turn their focus toward the Buckeye State and prepare for a two-day visit to Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The Core & Main Spring Nationals is on the upcoming weekend agenda, set to takeover Attica Raceway Park headlines on Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20. More information regarding the All Star visit to the Attica highbanks will be posted in the near future.

 

 

Lance Dewease uses late-race pass to earn 2019 Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 13, 2019) - If there is one thing for certain in the world of sprint car competition, one can never count out Lance Dewease at Port Royal Speedway, especially when the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 are in town.

With a little bit of luck in the form of a late-race caution, Dewease, driver of the familiar Schannauer Plumbing and Heating/Hess Iron/Kreitz Oval Track Parts/No. 69K, muscled his way around race-long leader, Danny Dietrich, to earn a Series-leading tenth Port Royal Speedway victory during All Star action, climbing his way forward from the outside of row four. Impressive enough, Dewease has won seven of the last eight All Star contests at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace,’ raising his overall win total with the Tony Stewart-owned organization to 38.

“I grew up racing at this place. I’ve raced here 30-plus years now,” Lance Dewease said in Keith Kauffman Classic victory lane. “This is like a home to me and I’ve always had success here. This car just doubles all of that. I’m just excited to be here. To get a win during our second night out, I’m happy as heck.”

Wasting little time after the drop of the initial green, Dewease powered his way to fifth in one circuit, eventually taking the fourth position away from Steve Buckwalter by the completion of lap two.

In the meantime, it was all Danny Dietrich at the front of the field, keeping a safe distance between himself and fellow front row starter, Anthony Macri, during the first five circuits. By lap seven, Macri was all over the tailtank of the Gary Kauffman Racing entry, actually pulling even with Dietrich as the pair raced toward the flagstand to complete lap eight. With traffic creating a momentum shift, Macri pulled even with Dietrich once again, this time as the pair battled through turns one and two on lap nine. Unfortunately for Macri, contact between himself and Dietrich at the end of the backstretch caused the front-end to break sending Macri hard into the inside guardrail. A slow rollover would force the main event’s first and only red flag stoppage; Macri walked away unharmed.

When green flag action returned, Dewease pounced again, not only gaining a position due to Macri’s misfortune, but the Fayetteville-native also worked around six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney. With Dewease firmly in second, the new target was Danny Dietrich.

Traffic returned to the picture shortly after the field reached the halfway point of the 30-lap program. Although Dietrich was able to navigate slower traffic, Dewease kept the Gettysburg-native in-check, eventually erasing Dietrich’s advantage to less than a car length by lap 20. Despite Dewease’s ability to show speed in traffic, Dietrich prevailed, soon escaping to a half-straightaway lead by lap 26.

The break that Dewease needed occurred on lap 28, as Brock Zearfoss pulled to a stop with a flat right-rear tire resulting in a caution. On the ensuing restart, Dewease made his winning move, soon driving to the outside of Dietrich as the pair battled through turns one and two. Dewease did not take the lead, officially, until the exit of turn four, actually driving around Dietrich through the entire corner, beating the recent Port Royal winner back to the flagstand to complete lap 29. From that point forward, it was all Lance Dewease.

“I was happy because I had a shot,” Lance Dewease said regarding the late-race restart. “I had a line where I could run the middle for a couple laps, but the longer I ran, I couldn’t hold the line any longer. At one point, I was just trying to save my tires to see what would happen at the end. I knew if I got a run on Danny [Dietrich] and pulled even with him, he wouldn’t be able to get off the corner.”

Danny Dietrich held on to finish second, a second consecutive runner-up finish during All Star competition, followed by a 13th-starting Logan Wagner, Aaron Reutzel, and Dale Blaney.

“I’ve already heard it from enough people, but I didn’t try to crash Anthony [Macri],” Danny Dietrich immediately noted. “That’s not how I race. I never knew he was there. And if I wanted to race like that, I would have moved up on Lance [Dewease] when he was racing around me in turn four. I actually thought we were really good in traffic. I really didn’t want to see that last caution.”

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their four-race turned three-race sweep through Virginia and Pennsylvania with a visit to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on Sunday, April 14. Honoring the legendary Roy Morral, the All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize during their visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile; the first and only visit for the traveling All Stars in 2019.

Bedford Speedway officials will swing open pit gates at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 14. A recent change due to potential incoming weather, the All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 2 p.m., followed by hot laps at 3 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more should visit Bedford Speedway live on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, April 13: Event: Keith Kauffman Classic Entries: 36 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Lance Dewease - 16.155 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 16.178 Ford Performance Heat #1: Dale Blaney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Blane Heimbach Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel Mobil 1 Heat #4: Anthony Macri JE Pistons Dash #1: Danny Dietrich Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Anthony Macri Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Dylan Cisney Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Lance Dewease MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Spencer Bayston (+15) Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Spencer Bayston (Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.178; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.236; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney, 16.246; 4. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.348; 5. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.538; 6. 11S-TJ Stutts, 16.544; 7. 33-Jared Esh, 16.646; 8. 98H-Dave Blaney, 16.674; 9. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.689

Group (B) 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.352; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 16.417; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.534; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.644; 5. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.806; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.870; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.920; 8. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.468; 9. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 19.089

Group (C) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.333; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.363; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.363; 4. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.491; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.748; 6. 2-AJ Flick, 16.776; 7. 35T-Tyler Reeser, 16.997; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.418; 9. 49-Mallie Shuster, 17.745

Group (D) 1. 1Z-Logan Wagner, 16.751; 2. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.753; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.760; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.835; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.860; 6. 39-Cory Haas, 17.020; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.172; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.300; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.712

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 11-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 72-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 11S-TJ Stutts [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 7. 98H-Dave Blaney [8]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 9. 5-Dylan Cisney [2]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 12-Blane Heimbach [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston [9]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 35T-Tyler Reeser [7]; 5. 2-AJ Flick [6]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 49-Mallie Shuster [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 3. 1Z-Logan Wagner [4]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [6]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5-Dylan Cisney [1]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 3. 33-Jared Esh [3]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [6]; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston [9]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor [7]; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall [11]; 11. 75-Nicole Bower [14]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [12]; 13. 47K-Kody Lehman [15]; 14. 35-Tyler Esh [13]; 15. 49-Mallie Shuster [16]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [8]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 1Z-Logan Wagner [13]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [3]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 7. 72-Ryan Smith [12]; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney [21]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [20]; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [4]; 11. 55-Mike Wagner [15]; 12. 70X-Spencer Bayston [27]; 13. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9]; 15. 12-Blane Heimbach [10]; 16. 98H-Dave Blaney [24]; 17. 11S-TJ Stutts [14]; 18. 33-Jared Esh [23]; 19. 35T-Tyler Reeser [16]; 20. 26-Cory Eliason [18]; 21. 2-AJ Flick [19]; 22. 20-Ryan Taylor [26]; 23. 7K-Cale Conley [25]; 24. 40-George Hobaugh [22]; 25. 70-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 26. 39-Cory Haas [17]; 27. 91-Anthony Fiore [28]; 28. 39M-Anthony Macri [2] Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich (1-28), Lance Dewease (29-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/13/2019): 1. Danny Dietrich - 292 2. Aaron Reutzel - 282 3. Lucas Wolfe - 270 4. Ryan Smith - 262 5. Cory Eliason - 260 5. Paul McMahan - 260 5. Dale Blaney - 260 8. Spencer Bayston - 256 9. Brock Zearfoss - 246 9. Cale Conley - 246

 

 

Early afternoon rain and unfavorable forecast forces postponement of Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (April 12, 2019) - An early afternoon rain shower mixed with an unfavorable evening forecast has forced Williams Grove Speedway and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials to cancel Friday night’s Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. The event has been rescheduled and will be held on Friday, September 20.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their weekend trek through Virginia and Pennsylvania with a visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., on Saturday, April 13. The All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse will battle head-to-head for a $6,000 top prize honoring Port Royal Speedway great, Keith Kauffman.

The Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ will open pit gates at 3 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 5:30 p.m. More news and information can be found online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Those unable to make the trip to Port Royal Speedway can still watch all of the action live on Speed Shift TV. Fans seeking additional information regarding Speed Shift TV’s pay-per-view subscription options can do so by visiting Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/11/2019): 1. Cory Eliason - 150 2. Danny Dietrich - 146 3. Brock Zearfoss - 144 4. Cale Conley - 142 5. Aaron Reutzel - 140 6. Tony Stewart - 138 7. Paul McMahan - 136 8. Gerard McIntyre - 134 9. Lucas Wolfe - 132 10. Spencer Bayston - 130

 

 

Cory Eliason opens 2019 All Star championship points season with $10,000 victory at Virginia Motor Speedway

JAMAICA, Va. (April 12, 2019) - Earning a first-ever Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory is certainly special, but to accomplish that feat in front of a packed-house during the first night of championship points makes the trip to victory lane all the sweeter. Not to mention, the triumph was worth $10,000.

The first of four nights of competition through the Mid-Atlantic, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions kicked off their 2019 championship points season, officially, with a Thursday night visit to Virginia Motor Speedway (VMS) in Jamaica, Virginia. Cory Eliason, driver of the ever-familiar Rudeen Racing/Hagar Realty Service/Rayce Rudeen Foundation/No. 26 sprint car, proved to be the class of the field during the Thursday Night Thunder program at VMS, leading laps seven through 30 to clinch the $10,000 payday.

Despite leading the majority of the 30-lap program, Eliason was under immense pressure, ultimately forced to hold back one of the best in the country, Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich, to clinch his first-ever trip to All Star victory lane.

“My guys gave me a great race car. We kinda struggled during qualifying, but we came out swinging for the heat race, dash and feature, and came out with a win,” Cory Eliason explained in Virginia Motor Speedway victory lane. “We did this for our car owner’s son, Rayce, who passed away. His birthday is tomorrow. This is a great honor to him.”

The ‘Buckeye Bullet’ Dave Blaney and Danny Dietrich shared the front row for the start of the main event, but it was Gary Kauffman Racing’s Danny Dietrich who earned the initial jump, taking command and leading the first six circuits unchallenged.

Although Eliason slipped into second from third after the drop of the green, it was not until lap seven that the Visalia, California-native was able to apply pressure on Dietrich, actually taking command over the three-time Central Pennsylvania winner of 2019 with a bold move around the top in turns three and four. Lapped traffic was the key, allowing Eliason to capitalize and blast around Dietrich on the cushion. Dietrich’s preferred line around the bottom was blocked with slower cars.

Despite being forced to endure a red flag stop and a pair of cautions between laps eight and 13, Eliason’s campaign at the front of the field was relatively uncontested, that until slower traffic returned to the picture just beyond the midpoint of the 30-lap program.

By lap 24, things started to heat up immensely. Eliason’s pace was starting to slow as traffic intensified allowing Dietrich and Premier Motorsports’ Brock Zearfoss to enter the frame. By that point, Dietrich and Zearfoss already exchanged positions twice, as Zearfoss powered into second on lap 21, only to lose the spot back to Dietrich on lap 22.

On lap 27, Dietrich attempted to earn the lead back with a slider between turns one and two; the try failed allowing Eliason to once again slip away in traffic. A caution on lap 29 was Eliason’s saving grace, ultimately giving the Rudeen Racing ace a clear track and clean air the final two circuits.

“It’s tough racing in traffic because one side of you wants to just slide in there and force the lapped cars to lift, but the other side of you is telling you to be patient and wait for them to make a mistake,” Eliason continued. “We’re racing for points this year, so that kinda forces you to pick and choose your battles. Everything worked out and the luck fell our way. Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good.”

Despite a fierce battle with Jonestown’s Brock Zearfoss in the closing circuits, Danny Dietrich held on to finish second, followed by Zearfoss, Cale Conley, and a 22nd-starting Aaron Reutzel, the evening’s hard charger.

“I did not need that last yellow flag,” Danny Dietrich said, “Man, we were rolling pretty good on the bottom. I think we had a little bit of a steering gear issue tonight, but once I figured out it wasn’t going to fail, I could concentrate on racing. Hopefully we stay dry at Williams Grove Speedway and we’ll get to try again.”

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their sweep through the Mid-Atlantic states with a stop at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Friday evening, April 12. Battling for a $6,000 top prize, the All Stars will take on the infamous Pennsylvania Posse during their first Central Pennsylvania invasion of the season, also attempting to end a winless streak at The Grove that dates back to July 29, 1970.

Those unable to make the trip to Williams Grove Speedway can still watch all of the action live on Speed Shift TV. Fans seeking additional information regarding Speed Shift TV’s pay-per-view subscription options can do so by visiting Speed Shift TV online at www.speedshifttv.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Virginia Motor Speedway - April 11, 2019:
Event: Thursday Night Thunder
Entries: 24
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 14.766
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 14.390 **New Track Record
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dave Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer
JE Pistons Dash presented by Fatheadz Eyewear: Dave Blaney
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel (+17)
Fatheadz Dash Winner Contingency: Dave Blaney
(Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Fatheadz Eyewear, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.475; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 14.651; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.656; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.685; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney, 14.750; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.776; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 14.941; 8. 11-Dale Blaney, 15.104

Group (B)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.781; 2. 72-Ryan Smith, 14.899; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney, 15.002; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.241; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.359; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.391; 7. 91Q-David Quackenbush, 15.506; 8. 35X-Dalton Dietrich, 99.100

Group (C)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.390; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.629; 3. 91-Anthony Fiore, 14.847; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.903; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.995; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster, 15.469; 7. 40X-Rick Elliot, 16.436; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 99.200

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 6. 11-Dale Blaney [8]; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 5. 72-Ryan Smith [3]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 7. 91Q-David Quackenbush [7]; 8. 35X-Dalton Dietrich [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 70X-Spencer Bayston [8]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [2]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]; 8. 40X-Rick Elliot [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 98H-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [22]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 24-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 10. 70X-Spencer Bayston [15]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 12. 72-Ryan Smith [13]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 14. 35-Tyler Esh [12]; 15. 11-Dale Blaney [17]; 16. 49-Mallie Shuster [20]; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 18. 91Q-David Quackenbush [21]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 20. 91-Anthony Fiore [16]; 21. 5-Dylan Cisney [19]; 22. 98H-Dave Blaney [1]; 23. 40X-Rick Elliot [23]; 24. 35X-Dalton Dietrich [24] Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich (1-6), Cory Eliason (7-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 4/11/2019):
1. Cory Eliason - 150
2. Danny Dietrich - 146
3. Brock Zearfoss - 144
4. Cale Conley - 142
5. Aaron Reutzel - 140
6. Tony Stewart - 138
7. Paul McMahan - 136
8. Gerard McIntyre - 134
9. Lucas Wolfe - 132
10. Spencer Bayston - 130

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

ALL STARS TO HONOR RAYCE RUDEEN FOUNDATION at 34 RACEWAY

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 11, 2019) - The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 is pleased to announce they are teaming up with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation to co-host the inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race on July 28th at 34 Raceway. “We are really excited and grateful that Kevin Rudeen and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation chose 34 Raceway and the All Stars to be a part of this great event,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Stars. “Racers have always taken care of other racers, so to be able to do this for Kevin, his family and the Foundation is an honor not only as the series owner, but also as a driver.”

“34 Raceway [in West Burlington, Iowa] is honored to partner with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation and the All Stars for this inaugural race. Hosting a premier racing event at 34 Raceway and having the ability to use it as a platform for addiction awareness in partnership with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation is tremendous," said Brad Stevens and Jessi Mynatt of 34 Raceway.

The Rayce Rudeen Foundation was established three years ago when Kevin Rudeen (car owner of the 26 Rudeen Racing entry) tragically lost his son, Rayce to an overdose at 26 years old. Rayce would have been 29 years old tomorrow, April 12th.

In order to honor his life and keep his memory alive, his family decided to start a private foundation to help others. Today, the Rayce Rudeen Foundation is a certified nonprofit that gives grant money to organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive life, free from addiction. It is their goal to help fill the gaps in a broken system so that others are able to get the support they need, and so that other families don’t have to suffer in the same way theirs had. Foundation President Nadalie Malsam (Rayce’s cousin and best friend) said, “Losing Rayce was devastating to our family, but we refuse to let shame and stigma prevent us from trying to help others.” Thanks to generous donors that cover all of their operations, 100% of all donations the Rayce Rudeen Foundation receives go directly to their grants and programs- which means every penny donated gets straight to those who need it most.

The first annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race will be unique in itself, just like Rayce was. It is starting off with a $66,000 total purse- with $25,000 being awarded to the winner. Throughout the night there will be giveaways, fan participation and interviews. Tony said, “To be able to add a purse of this magnitude to our schedule is something that the teams, drivers, owners and fans will be thrilled about. Most importantly, through all of this, we hope to help the Rayce Rudeen Foundation raise awareness on addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. We would like to thank Kevin and his organization for allowing us to be a part of this event.”

With a star-studded lineup set to attend, Kevin Rudeen is very appreciative of the outpouring of support. He said that, “moving forward, we hope to make this a fundraising event for years to come with Tony and the All Stars, but for now what is important to us is that we raise awareness and understanding of addiction.”

Stay tuned for more announcements surrounding the event, drivers who will be competing and special event details.

Visit raycerudeen.org to learn more about the Rayce Rudeen Foundation or follow them on Instagram and Facebook at Rayce Rudeen Foundation.

For all the latest news on 34 Raceway visit their website at 34raceway.com or follow them on Twitter and Facebook at 34 Raceway.

Stay up to date with All Stars by following them on Twitter @ASCoC, Instagram @allstarsprints, Facebook at All Star Circuit of Champions and on their website at allstarsprint.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

 

All Stars will begin point season with four-race weekend through Virginia and Pennsylvania

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 8, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will kick off the 2019 championship point season in a big way, set to headline four events in four days throughout two states with three of the events spread across the competitive region of Central Pennsylvania.

The traveling All Stars, complete with 15 full-time teams vying for the season-ending point fund, will battle for a total winner’s share equalling $27,000 over the course of the four-day weekend, opening with the $10,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, Thursday Night Thunder showstopper at the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., on Thursday, April 11.

Once action at Virginia Motor Speedway is complete, the All Star Circuit of Champions will turn their compasses north and cross the Mason-Dixon for a three-pack in the Keystone State beginning with the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic at the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 12. Despite a long history in Pennsylvania Posse Country, the All Stars have yet to earn a victory during competition at The Grove. Full-time competitors will have 6,000 reasons to end the infamous streak on Friday night, as the Hinnershitz will award a $6,000 payday.

Competition will resume with the annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 13. The $6,000-to-win program, honoring ‘The Man From Mifflintown’ who owns over 300 victories and 18 track championships over the course of his career, will be the first of three ‘Speed Palace’ appearances by Tony Stewart’s All Stars in 2019. The Series will return in September for the two-day Tuscarora 50, which will award an unprecedented $52,000 payday on Saturday, September 7.

The four-race weekend will come to a close with a visit to the historic Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday evening, April 14. Although a short history with the traveling sprint series in terms of overall appearances, six total visits since the Series first visited Bedford in 2001, Bedford Speedway has been nothing short of competitive, as six different winners have been crowned in the first six contests.

Tony Stewart, who his celebrating his fifth season as the commander-in-chief of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will not only make an appearance at Virginia Motor Speedway on Thursday evening, but the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion plans to join-in on the action, vying for the five-figure payday and another win to add to his ever-growing open wheel resume.

Speed Shift TV, the official online broadcast partner of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture the entire four-race weekend. Fans seeking information regarding viewing options including Speed Shift TV’s VIP subscription can do so by visiting Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m., sharp. Fans seeking additional news and notes can do so by visiting Virginia Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will open pit gates beginning at 5:30 p.m on Friday, April 12. A drivers meeting will be conducted at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7. Fans in need of more information should visit Williams Grove Speedway online at www.williamsgrove.com.

The Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ in Port Royal, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. The mandatory drivers meeting set for 4:45 p.m. will be followed by hot laps at 5:30 p.m. More news and information can be found online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., will swing open pit gates beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. An All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more should visit Bedford Speedway live on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions welcomes 2019 Series partners

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 3, 2019) – Celebrating its fifth season under the command of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, the 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season is officially underway.

Five events of the 57-race campaign have already been completed, and although those five programs, all of which were contested in Florida in late January and early February, did not accumulate points toward the overall Series championship, fans were given a sneak peak at the expected level of competitiveness that the points season has in store. Fifteen drivers and teams have signed on for full-time membership in 2019.

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, one of America’s largest retailers of closeout merchandise and excess inventory, begins its inaugural season as the official title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019. Founded in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s roots are instilled in a sprint car hotbed. Ollie’s has grown to over 300 locations in 23 states, offering real bargain prices in every department, from housewares to sporting goods to flooring and food. Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbished goods, and irregulars.

Mobil 1, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, will continue to be the exclusive and official motor oil supplier of Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions, rejoining the Series as the presenting sponsor for the 2019 season.

The All Star Circuit of Champions welcomes Fatheadz Eyewear and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation as new partners to the Series in 2019. Fatheadz Eyewear will join JE Pistons as an official Dash Sponsor and the Rayce Rudeen Foundation will connect with our teams through a contingency partnership.

Founded in early 2004 under the direction of Rico Elmore, Fatheadz started with exclusively catering to men with heads too large to fit in standard width sunglasses comfortably. To solve this issue, Rico created a product line with four oversized sunglasses available in varying colors. The Fatheadz brand has grown to encompass five distinct lines of eyewear for both men and women.

Created to support organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive way of life, Rayce Rudeen Foundation will promote their vision through the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, pushing to promote their mission in providing support to those who address needs in prevention, treatment and recovery.

The All Stars will continue their television partnership with MAVTV Motorsports Network in 2019. The 2019 broadcast schedule includes ten events. Such events will include Ohio Sprint Speedweek events at Eldora Speedway and Muskingum County Speedway. The events on the Midwest swing in late July at Jackson Motorplex, Knoxville Raceway and 34 Raceway will be featured on MAVTV. Finally, the remaining five events will air from Pennsylvania beginning in August at Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and back to back nights at Port Royal Speedway for the Tuscarora weekend. The events will be broadcast on Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. ET and re-air three hours later. The original air dates will begin September 8 and continue through November 10.

For the first time in Series history, sprint car fans from around the world will have the opportunity to witness nearly every lap of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition live on the internet.

Speed Shift TV, an industry leader in motorsports marketing, production and live streaming with services extending to nearly 300 events in 2018, will follow the All Star Circuit of Champions on a near-full-time basis in 2019.

“We are privileged to be associated with so many great partners, new and returning. Their love of sprint car racing has allowed our series to grow, benefiting not only our committed race teams and loyal fans, but ultimately increasing the overall exposure that our racers, partners and supporters deserve,” Tony Stewart said. “Having an organization such as Ollie’s Bargain Outlet join the All Star Circuit of Champions and take on the role of title sponsor is exciting for short track racing. Our intent is to promote Ollie’s Bargain Outlet at the highest level, working to attract short track fans toward the ever-growing Ollie’s market.”

The 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 points season will begin on Thursday evening, April 11, at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia. The weekend will continue with a three-pack in Pennsylvania that will include visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Speedway on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, respectively.

Sponsor Summary:

Series Title Sponsor: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Series Presenting Sponsor: Mobil 1 Series Tire Sponsor: Hoosier Contingency Sponsors: Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Rayce Rudeen Foundation Heat Race Sponsors: Ford Performance, Hunt Brothers Pizza, Mobil 1, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Kistler Racing Products Dash Sponsors: JE Pistons, Fatheadz Eyewear Hot Laps Sponsor: C&R Racing B-Main Sponsor: Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor: Cometic Gasket Official Parts Supplier: Kear’s Speed Shop Official Television Partner: MAVTV Motorsports Network Official Online Broadcast Partner: Speed Shift TV Official Radio Communications Partner: Racing Electronics Series Partners: Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Simpson Race Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Chalk Stix, Sharp Advantage Safety Products, Jake’s Carts

Additional information:

Title Sponsor – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet: Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

Presenting Sponsor - Mobil 1

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Series Tire Sponsor - Hoosier Tire

About Hoosier Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire supplier of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 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

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.

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 six second Pro Stock car or Big Foot. MSD is your exclusive performance ignition company and we thank you for your interest and support.

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, Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, FIA World Rally Championship, Virgin Australian Supercars Championship, Formula Drift, and NHRA Funny Car and sportsman drag racing. In addition, the organization also oversees the development of Ford's racing engines, 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.

Heat Race Sponsor - Hunt Brothers Pizza

About Hunt Brothers Pizza: With more than 7,500 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 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.

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 supply’s 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.

Dash Sponsor - JE Pistons

About JE Pistons: With over 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 also has the quickest lead time for custom pistons in the industry. 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.

Dash Sponsor – Fatheadz Eyewear

About Fatheadz Eyewear: Fatheadz Eyewear was founded in 2004 by CEO Rico Elmore. The company's introductory line featured four game-changing styles of oversized men's sunglasses in various colors. Fatheadz has since grown to include seven unique collections, now offering extended-fit and regular sizes for men and women, available in sun and optical lines: Fatheadz Rx; Fatheadz Sun; John Raymond; Dea; Preferred Stock; Dea Preferred; and One Love, the newest line of petite frames. With over 300 unique product offerings, Fatheadz Eyewear's innovative styles continue to meet the needs of an ever-growing market.

Hot Laps Sponsor – C&R Racing

About C&R: Founded in 1988, C&R has built its reputation on providing top-quality cooling components to winning race teams across all major motorsports series. C&R is now part of PWR Advanced Cooling Technology, a global leader in design and production of specialized cooling solutions used by top-tier race teams, high-end automotive manufacturers, and in specialty vehicle applications worldwide. Continuing their drive for excellence, C&R brings new innovation to the development and manufacturing of cooling products within their Indianapolis based facility. Visit the C&R website at CRRacing.com and follow on Instagram at @crracing.

B-Main Sponsor - Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery

About Classic Ink USA: 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!"

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor- Cometic Gasket

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket is the Official Gasket of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions. Cometic is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, 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.

Official Television Partner - MAVTV Motorsports Network

About MAVTV: MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only television network in the US dedicated solely to motorsports. In 2019, MAVTV will once again be the TV home of Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car series. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl Nationals, the AMA Pro Motocross Championship, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) Racing Series. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream events to include a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between. MAVTV knows you don’ have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that are truly second-to-none. If it has a motor, it's probably on MAVTV – The Motorsports Network. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com.

Radio Communications Partner - 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.

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, Featherlite, Cobra, Intech, ATC 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.elliottscustomtrailers.com.

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.

Series Sponsor – Simpson Race Products

About Simpson: Founded in 1959 and based in New Braunfels, TX, Simpson is the leading provider of critical motorsports safety equipment. Backed by best-in-class technical expertise, the Company has built a loyal following in the motorsports community among both professional and amateur drivers. Simpson’s comprehensive selection of advanced safety products includes head and neck restraints, helmets, racing suits, seat belts, off road vehicle seats, window nets, parachutes, racing gloves and footwear. In addition to the respected Simpson brand, the Company portfolio includes the leading HANS brand of advanced head and neck restraints and Stilo racing and rally helmets and electronics.

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.

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”

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.

Series Sponsor – Chalk Stix

About Chalk Stix: We are a company built on a few simple principles, to offer our customers the best products at a reasonable price. After many years of research and development and countless hours of testing we have developed a superior product. Our Chalk Stix torsion bars come in multiple grades to suit any teams budget. You will find our torsion bars in victory lane every weekend across the nation, in most the grueling circuits. Our torsion bars have won more feature events in 2018 than all the other brands combined!

Series Sponsor – Sharp Advantage Safety Products

About Sharp Advantage: Sharp Advantage Safety Products specializes in building the most professional, custom-fit, high impact safe seat inserts that are designed to be used in a standard aluminum or carbon seat chosen from the manufacturer of your choice. We offer a knowledgeable staff that uses the latest and lightest materials to produce an insert that is made from high impact, energy absorbing, crushable foam, filling the void between the competitor and the seat. For more information, visit Sharp Advantage Safety Products online at www.sharpadvantagesafetyproducts.com.

Series Sponsor - Jake’s Carts

About Jake’s Carts: Jake’s Golf Carts, “America’s Home for Custom Carts” is a proud golf cart provider for the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet 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.

Series Sponsor – Rayce Rudeen Foundation

About Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Many of you may know the Rudeen name, represented by the 26 car, but you may not know about the Rayce Rudeen Foundation. Three years ago, Kevin Rudeen tragically lost his son, Rayce (R-a-y-c-e), to an overdose. In order to honor his life and keep his memory alive, his family decided to start a private foundation to help others. Today, the Rayce Rudeen Foundation is a certified nonprofit that gives grant money to organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive life, free from addiction. It is their goal to help fill the gaps in a broken system of addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. 100% of all donations they receive go directly to their grants and programs- which means every penny donated gets straight to those who need it most. The Rudeen family is passionate about preventing others from suffering the same loss they have. To learn more, visit raycerudeen.org (r-a-y-c-e-r-u-d-e-e-n-dot-o-r-g).

Series Online Broadcast Provider – Speed Shift TV

About Speed Shift TV: Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond. Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers. For more information, please visit www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions will be represented by 15 full-timers in 2019

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 28, 2019) - Although the 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season officially commenced during the early weeks of February, championship points were not accumulated, thus giving teams ample time to make a decision regarding their travel commitments for the 2019 season.

With that said, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will be represented by 15 full-time drivers on the 2019 touring roster, each bringing a long list of accolades that will push the upcoming All Star season to become one of the most competitive, if not one of the most talented, in Series history; arguably, the most competitive roster of Tony Stewart’s five-year tenure.

Seeking a second consecutive All Star title, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the charge into the 2019 championship season. The Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports ace earned nine victories during his most recent campaign, also accumulating 20 top-five finishes in 40 main event starts. Reutzel will be joined by a strong contingent of returning All Stars including Nashville’s Paul McMahan, former late model hotshot John Garvin, Central Pennsylvania’s Tyler Esh, and West Virginia’s Cale Conley.

Although away from full-time All Star competition for a pair of seasons, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will make his return to full-time competition in 2019. The six-time Series champion, who will hit the road with Sam McGhee Motorsports, will hunt for an unprecedented seventh Series title during the coming months, only adding to an illustrious All Star resume that already includes the most main event victories in Series history.

Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson will also return to the All Star trail in 2019 after several years away from full-time competition. Like Blaney, Wilson is a former Series champion who will attempt to add another title to his racing resume, a third overall.

Although far from inexperienced, the 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions rookie class will be represented by a talented group who derive from an array of racing disciplines. First-time travelers with America’s Series includes former USAC champion Spencer Bayston, former Port Royal Speedway champion Brock Zearfoss, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason, Alberta, Canada’s Skylar Gee, Pennsylvania Posse transplant Gerard McIntyre, Western Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh, and the father-son duo of Jim and Mallie Shuster.

“This is going to be a very competitive season for the All Star Circuit of Champions. I think everyone is excited, especially the fans, to see how this is going to unfold,” Tony Stewart explained, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “This is a very talented group of full-time drivers and teams. We are very proud to have these guys represent our series and travel with us up and down the highway. The fans are in for something very special in 2019.”

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Roster:

Aaron Reutzel - Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports - No. 87

After an impressive 2018 campaign that included nine All Star Circuit of Champions victories in 40 feature starts, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will return to the road full-time in 2019, aiming at a second consecutive All Star championship aboard the familiar Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87. Reutzel, who also amassed an impressive 20 top-five finishes during All Star competition in 2018, earned the driver title by a mere-64 points over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo; a dramatic championship battle that flip-flopped on multiple occasions over the course of the season.

Paul McMahan - Tom Buch Racing - No. 13

Returning to the Tom Buch-owned No. 13 entry, Nashville’s Paul McMahan will rejoin the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, working to improve on his 2018 season statistics that includes a top-five within the final All Star championship standings, as well as the Ohio Sprint Speedweek title. In fact, McMahan finished fourth in the overall driver chase last season, earning a pair of victories along the way, each occurring during the month of June. The former All Star turned Outlaw turned All Star earned his Series triumphs during competition at Outlaw (N.Y.) Speedway and Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park.

John Garvin - Liz Matus Racing - No. 51:

After dropping off the tour early in 2018, Sarver, Pennsylvania’s John Garvin will try it again and return to All Star Circuit of Champions competition full-time in 2019. The former Western Pennsylvania super late model hotshot, who earned runner-up finishes in prior Lernerville Speedway championships, will wade in sprint car waters once again and hunt for a career-first All Star Circuit of Champions victory. The driver of the Liz Matus Racing entry finished ninth in the 2017 All Star championship chase, accumulating three top-ten finishes in 18 feature starts.

Tyler Esh - Esh Racing - No. 35:

For a third consecutive season, Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Tyler Esh will be a full-timer with Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions, working to continue an upward trend of competitiveness that includes an eighth place finish in the 2018 championship standings, that of which padded by a pair of top-ten performances. Although unable to put a check in the All Star win column just yet, Esh, driver of the Esh Racing No. 35, does own one victory in Central Pennsylvania, that occurring at the ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in early April of last year.

Cale Conley - Dave Jessup Racing - No. 7K

After concluding his 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions season with a sixth place finish in the final championship standings, Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley will return to the road once again in 2019, resuming his position the familiar No. 7K for car owner, Dave Jessup. Conley, the lone West Virginian on the All Star roster, highlighted his 2018 campaign with seven top-ten finishes, two of which inside the top-five. Conley highlighted his year with a runner-up finish at BAPS Motor Speedway on August 26.

Dale Blaney - Sam McGhee Motorsports - No. 11

A name certainly synonymous with All Star Circuit of Champions competition, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will return to the tour full-time in 2019, taking command of the Sam McGhee Motorsports No. 11. Blaney’s return will mark the end of a two-year hiatus from full-time All Star competition, working to become an unprecedented seven-time Series champion, already owning the top spot on the all-time winners board. Blaney’s last completed season with the All Stars ended second in the championship standings, finishing a mere-20 points behind fellow Buckeye, Chad Kemenah.

Spencer Bayston - Premier Motorsports - No. 70

Piloting one of two Premier Motorsports entries for car owner, Pete Grove, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston will hit the road full-time in 2019 searching vigorously for a first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions title. Although a rookie traveler with Tony Stewart’s All Stars, Bayston, the 2017 USAC National Midget Series champion, as well as the 2017 4-Crown Nationals and Belleville Midget Nationals champion, is certainly no stranger to All Star Competition. The former midget star has earned two All Star victories over the course of his career, each occurring during the 2017 season; one at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park and one at Muskingum County Speedway near Zanesville, Ohio.

Cory Eliason - Rudeen Racing - No. 26

Teaming up with Kevin Rudeen’s Rudeen Racing in 2019, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason will battle for not only Rookie of the Year honors with the All Star Circuit of Champions, but also an All Star Circuit of Champions title. Although a rookie traveler to the tour, Eliason, a multi-time World of Outlaws winner during competition in his home state of California, is certainly no stranger to All Star Circuit of Champions competition. In fact, Eliason competed with the traveling circuit on several occasions in 2018, amassing four top-ten finishes, one of which inside the top-five, during just seven feature starts.

Skylar Gee - Skylar Gee Racing - No. 99

Former American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) full-timer, Skylar Gee, will bring a little Canadian flair to the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019, as the Leduc, Alberta-native plans to hit the road full-time in search of a first-ever Series victory, as well as Rookie of the Year honors. Gee, who finished seventh in the final ASCS National Tour standings in 2018, will work to transfer his experiences from the 360c.i. national scene to the All Star ranks, all while behind the wheel of his own Skylar Gee Racing No. 99.

Gerard McIntyre - Coldren Motorsports - No. 07

Although never a full-time competitor with the All Star Circuit of Champions, New Oxford, Pennsylvania’s Gerard McIntyre has already earned his way into the Series’ history books. McIntyre, who will drive the Coldren Motorsports No. 07 in 2019, will work for Rookie of the Year honors during the upcoming season, hoping to pad his racing resume with additional All Star victories like the one earned in Upstate New York in 2018; a $7,000 payday at Lebanon Valley Speedway. Including his victory in the Empire State, McIntyre accumulated a grand total of four All Star top-tens in 2018, all of which accomplished during just 16 main event attempts.

George Hobaugh - Hobaugh Motorsports - No. 40

Working to mount a successful charge toward Rookie of the Year honors with Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions, Chicora, Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh will hit the road full-time in 2019, bringing to speed his own Hobaugh Motorsports No. 40. Certainly a star within the micro sprint and 305c.i. sprint car ranks, accumulating nearly 100 victories and five championships, Hobaugh is also well-respected within the 410c.i. ranks, as he owns a victory during open competition at Sharon Speedway. Speaking of Sharon Speedway, Hobaugh highlighted recent All Star starts with a runner-up finish during the 2018 Lou Blaney Memorial.

Mallie Shuster - Shuster Motorsports - No. 49

Newville, Pennsylvania’s Mallie Shuster will bring a different class of competitiveness to the road in 2019, as the former PIAA AAA state wrestling champion and NCAA Division 1 national qualifier will join the All Star Circuit of Champions full-time in hopes of out-performing a stout first-year contingent for All Star Rookie of the Year honors. Aboard his Shuster Motorsports No. 49, Shuster, who will battle alongside his father, Jim Shuster, during his ventures in 2019, is a former regular competitor in the 360c.i. ranks at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway, ending his 2018 campaign seventh in the final track standings.

Jim Shuster - Shuster Motorsports - No. 11

Not the first to join the All Star Circuit of Champions lineup with an immediate family member, Newville, Pennsylvania’s Jim Shuster, who will race head-to-head with his son, Mallie Shuster, during the coming months, will tackle the All Star schedule full-time for the first time in his career in 2019. A former regular in the 360c.i. ranks, Shuster will enter the new year hot off of a top-ten appearance in the 2018 Selinsgrove Speedway track championship standings, capping the year tenth in the final point chase.

Greg Wilson - Greg Wilson Motorsports - No. W20

After three consecutive seasons of racing on the road with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson will return to the All Star Circuit of Champions ranks in 2019 and hunt for a third Series championship, a first since 2007. Wilson, pilot of the ever-familiar W20 sprint car, owns 25 All Star Circuit of Champions victories over the course of his storied career, also earning an Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship in 2015.

Brock Zearfoss - Premier Motorsports - No. 70

With a Port Royal Speedway track championship already under his belt, Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss will attempt to take his sprint car career one step further in 2019 and accomplish not only All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year honors, but also throw his hat in the ring for an All Star championship. Zearfoss, who will pilot a second Premier Motorsports No. 70 entry for Pete Grove, brings a stout resume to the road which includes not only a track title at a competitive Central Pennsylvania oval, but also a World of Outlaws victory at the world-renown Williams Grove Speedway.

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will kick-off the 2019 championship points season with a four-race sweep through the Mid-Atlantic, first visiting the state-of-the-art Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va., on Thursday, April 11. The Thursday night showstopper will award a $10,000 top prize.

The four-race weekend will continue with a trio of stops in the Keystone State complete with visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, respectively.

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Speed Shift TV named Official Online Broadcast Partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 18, 2019) - For the first time in Series history, sprint car fans from around the world will have the opportunity to witness nearly every lap of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition live on the internet.

Speed Shift TV, an industry leader in motorsports marketing, production and live streaming with services extending to nearly 300 events in 2018, will follow Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions on a near-full-time basis in 2019, creating the possibility for a live broadcast during much of the All Star schedule.

“This is an exciting time for Speed Shift TV, as well as the All Star Circuit of Champions,” Darren Shanley explained, CEO of Speed Shift TV. “This is something we’ve been discussing for quite some time, so we are elated for things to come to life. The All Star Circuit of Champions is a great organization and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to broadcast most of their 2019 schedule. We’ve always had a fantastic relationship, but to take things to the next step and create a regular live presence is great for everyone involved.”

With the exception of select events, fans who purchase Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription will have the capability to watch nearly all of the All Star Circuit of Champions events on the 2019 Series schedule. The events at Jackson Motorplex on July 26, as well as the events at Port Royal Speedway on September 6 & 7, will still be available on Speed Shift TV, but will be conducted as separate pay-per-view broadcasts.

Those not wanting to subscribe to Speed Shift TV’s monthly VIP subscription can still watch desired All Star Circuit of Champions events with a respective single race pass.

“Our VIP subscription is a perfect fit for any die-hard short track fan. You have the availability to watch any race within the VIP schedule during any given month, not just All Star races,” Shanley continued. “Even for those only interested in watching select broadcasts, we have them covered, too. I think Speed Shift TV and the All Star Circuit of Champions are a perfect fit. This is going to be an exciting year.”

Those seeking additional information regarding Speed Shift TV, as well as literature regarding Speed Shift TV’s VIP subscription and pay-per-view broadcasts, are encouraged to visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

The 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 points season will be activated, officially, on Thursday evening, April 11, at Virginia Motor Speedway near Saluda, Virginia. Not stopping there, the weekend will continue with visits to Williams Grove Speedway, Port Royal Speedway and Bedford Speedway on Friday through Sunday, April 12-14, respectively. All four programs will be available via Speed Shift TV’s monthly subscription.

About Speed Shift TV:
Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motorsports marketing, production and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond. Speed Shift TV is marketing-first brand and works alongside tracks and series to promote and add measurable value the series, venues, events, partners and drivers. For more information, please visit www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions are returning to Fremont Speedway in 2019

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 21, 2019) - After a near-three and half year hiatus, Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make their return to northwest Ohio’s Fremont Speedway, resuming an historic and competitive tradition that includes 122 appearances across nearly four and a half decades.

Padding an already action-packed holiday weekend in the Buckeye State, the traveling All Stars will invade Fremont Speedway on Sunday, May 26, capping off a three-race, Memorial Day weekend swing that also includes visits to Attica Raceway Park (May 24) and Wayne County Speedway (May 25). All three events will award $5,000 top prizes.

“On behalf of the entire management group, we are thrilled to have the All Star Circuit of Champions return to Fremont Speedway in 2019,” Ryan Schiets explained, member of Fremont Speedway management. “We were a little late to the table, so we weren’t even sure an All Star show was possible in 2019, but we continued to stay in touch with Tony [Stewart] and Ross Paulson. We appreciate their willingness to help make this happen. This is a big stepping stone for us at Fremont. We are working to make this event a major success so the potential for more than one show in 2020 is a real possibility.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions last visited the semi-banked, 1/3-mile clay oval on Saturday, September 19, 2015, for the coveted Jim Ford Classic. Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith was the victor, earning $10,000 in the process, as well as a first-ever All Star victory at ‘The Track That Action Built.’ The Jim Ford Classic triumph was Smith’s third and final Series victory of the 2015 season.

“I just want to thank everyone who made this possible,” Ryan Schiets continued. “The All Stars and Fremont Speedway are synonymous with one another. We are ecstatic to resume that tradition.”

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Fremont Speedway can do so by visiting the facility live on the Web at www.fremontohspeedway.com. Other bits including gate times and ticket prices will be released at a later date. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online, as well as on all of the appropriate social media channels.

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

The ‘Big Cat’ earns All Star Florida finale victory at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (2/7/2019) - The ‘Big Cat’ Brad Sweet was the man to beat on Thursday evening at Volusia Speedway Park, officially concluding the five-race Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 sweep through the Sunshine State with a $5,000 DIRTcar Nationals triumph.

The victory, Sweet’s fourth-ever during All Star Circuit of Champions competition and his first at the Barberville half-mile, was accomplished from the outside of row two, slowly picking his way through a stout contingent of frontrunners before earning the lead for the first time on lap 16.

“You’re never going to win the race if you drive the same line as everyone else,” an elated Brad Sweet said in victory lane, driver of the Kasey Kahne Racing/NAPA Auto Parts/Team ASE/Curb Records/Wicked Energy Gum/No. 49 sprint car. “I’m always searching and looking for ways to get faster. I’ve learned that over the years from Donny Schatz. I can’t thank everyone enough for this. We have a few people from Wicked Cushion and Wicked Energy here tonight, so it was cool to get a win for those guys. It’s nice to get a win but the real season begins tomorrow.”

Although shuffled back as far as fifth after the initial start, Brad Sweet wasted little time working his way back into winning contention, eventually maneuvering his focus from the topside of the speedway to the bottom to help boost his efforts.

With slower traffic entering the picture as early as lap eight, Sweet capitalized and advanced two positions in less than five laps; passing Tony Stewart for third on lap 11 and Christopher Bell for second on lap 14, each while hugged to the bottom of Volusia Speedway Park.

Continuing his efforts on the bottom of the speedway, it was not long before Sweet was on the tail tank of race-long leader, Daryn Pittman, actually pulling even with the Roth Motorsports, No. 83 entry by lap 15. The following circuit is when Sweet made his move, using his signature dive to drive underneath Pittman to take command by the exit of turn two.

Although Sweet was strong enough to pull away initially, heavy doses of slower traffic soon layered the speedway forcing Sweet to utilize the top and bottom grooves of the ultra-fast half-mile.

Logan Schuchart, who started alongside Sweet in row two, made things interesting in the closing circuits and actually closed-in within one second of Sweet while the pair frantically navigated traffic. The Hanover, Pa., native moved into second on lap 25. At that time, Sweet held a two second advantage.

“I knew the bottom would be there. The top was just really fast there at the beginning,” Brad Sweet continued. “I honestly thought I heard the officials call a yellow at the beginning and I actually checked up and got on the brakes. Then I realized we were still racing. Regardless, I thought we did a really good job getting the car to battle through lapped traffic. I ended up getting pretty tight there at the end and I thought somebody was probably breathing down my neck. I was just trying to drive as hard as I could the last few laps. I was really happy to see the checkers.”

Capitalizing on his late-race surge, Shark Racing’s Logan Schuchart held on to finish second during the non-stop, 30-lap program, followed by Daryn Pittman, Christopher Bell, and the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer.

Allowing Mother Nature to make the transition into more seasonable temperatures, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will not return to competition until Thursday, April 11, when the Series makes the trip to southern Virginia for a one-night stand at Virginia Motor Speedway.

As the first point-accumulating event of the 2019 season, the trip to Virginia will award a $10,000 top prize, also kicking off a four-race sweep through the Mid-Atlantic that also includes trips to Williams Grove Speedway (4/12), Port Royal Speedway (4/13), and Bedford Speedway (4/14).

In total, Tony Stewart’s traveling All Stars will headline seven events during the month of April, scheduled to make starts in Ohio and Pennsylvania in addition to their Virginia appearance.

More news and information pertaining to the 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule can be found online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park -February 7, 2019: Event: DIRTcar Nationals Entries: 36 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo - 13.744 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Daryn Pittman - 13.008 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brad Sweet Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart JE Pistons Dash #1: Christopher Bell Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Daryn Pittman Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Ian Madsen Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brad Sweet MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Donny Schatz (+13) (Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.097; 2. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.168; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.240; 4. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.287; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.447; 6. 41-David Gravel, 13.477; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.497; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.592; 9. 91S-Sadie Siegel, 15.753

Group (B) 1. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.008; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 13.300; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.381; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.544; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.554; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.593; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.713; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.775; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion, 14.377

Group (C) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.136; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.228; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.290; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.333; 5. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.371; 6. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.485; 7. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.950; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.963; 9. 19-Brent Marks, 14.008

Group (D) 1. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.164; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.269; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.297; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.299; 5. 1k-Kyle Larson, 13.337; 6. 84-Tom Harris, 13.429; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.785; 8. J4-John Garvin, 14.122; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.248

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [1]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 71-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 41-David Gravel [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 5. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [9]; 9. 97-Caleb Helms [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [3]; 6. 70X-Spencer Bayston [7]; 7. 84-Tom Harris [6]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 39-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [1]; 3. 71-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 84-Tom Harris [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 7. 70X-Spencer Bayston [5]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [11]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 10. K4-Chad Kemenah [8]; 11. 33M-Mason Daniel [10]; 12. 47-Brant O'Banion [15]; 13. 40-George Hobaugh [12]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 4. 39-Christopher Bell [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 41-David Gravel [18]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 9. 15-Donny Schatz [22]; 10. 5-Shane Stewart [11]; 11. 71-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel [24]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19]; 14. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 15. 2-Carson Macedo [9]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [12]; 18. 1K-Kyle Larson [16]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [21]; 20. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 21. 9-Kasey Kahne [17]; 22. 17W-Shane Golobic [13]; 23. 84-Tom Harris [23]; 24. 21-Brian Brown [15] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman (1-15), Brad Sweet (16-30)

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

Shane Stewart earns first Gator during All Star DIRTcar Nationals opener

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 6, 2019) - It took Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart eight laps to track down race leader, Daryn Pittman, from the inside of row three, but once he found the back bumper of the Roth Motorsports entry, it was the end of the road for Daryn Pittman, as well as the rest of the field.

Stewart, driver of the CJB Motorsports/GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/High Performance Lubricants/Weikert’s Livestock/No. 5 sprint car, opened the 48th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park with an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph; a tenth-career victory for the Oklahoma-native against the traveling All Stars, collecting $5,000 in the process. For Stewart, the signature Gator Trophy was extra special, as it was his first during a long and storied career.

“This is my first gator,” Shane Stewart expressed with excitement in victory lane. “After coming here for all of these years, I’ve never actually won a race here. This win means a lot to me and this team means a lot to me. I left the ‘2 car’ thinking ‘this is probably the end of my career’ because I’m getting a little older. Then the phone rings. It has been a real pleasure working with Barry [Jackson] and the crew.”

Although forced to start fifth on the feature grid, Stewart was on the hunt early, actually climbing his way into a podium spot by the completion of lap three. Less than a circuit later, Stewart was in a tight battle for second, eventually working his way around Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan before setting his aim for the Roth Motorsports entry driven by Daryn Pittman. Fortunately for Stewart, the main event’s first and only caution appeared just one lap later, thus erasing Pittman’s near-two second command over the field.

Green flag action soon returned giving Stewart a clear shot at racing his away around Pittman. Although Pittman escaped in clean air, Stewart was able to track down his fellow Oklahoma native to less than a car length by lap eight.

Utilizing the bottom groove of the speedway, Stewart set up his winning pass as the lead pair entered turn three on lap nine. His momentum on the bottom of the speedway proved beneficial as Stewart was able to power his way across the track, slide in front of Pittman and take command by the exit of turn four.

Although Pittman kept pace with Stewart until the midpoint of the 30-lapper, actually executing two attempts to regain the top spot as the lead duo raced through traffic, Stewart’s momentum on the topside soon took over and he eventually pulled away. In fact, Stewart’s command grew as the laps counted down, ultimately crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equalling 3.8 seconds.

Daryn Pittman held on to finish second, followed by David Gravel, a hard charging Donny Schatz from 22nd, and Logan Schuchart.

“This says a lot about all of the work then went on over the winter months,” Stewart continued, who made just his fourth start aboard the CJB Motorsports entry. “Barry is always thinking. Even today at lunch, we were sitting around watching sports and the next sentence out of Barry’s mouth was about the car and how he could have made me better during last night’s practice. That makes me feel really good as a driver. This whole deal revolves around confidence. I’m hoping this early boost of confidence produces more wins throughout the season. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the year.”

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their winter vacation in the Sunshine State with one final visit to Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday, February 7. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will headline DIRTcar Nationals competition once again, chasing yet another $5,000 payday.

Allowing Mother Nature to make the transition into more seasonable temperatures, the All Star Circuit of Champions will not return to competition until Thursday, April 11, when the Series makes the trip to southern Virginia for a one-night stand at Virginia Motor Speedway.

As the first point-accumulating event of the 2019 season, the trip to Virginia will award a $10,000 top prize, also kicking off a four-race sweep through the Mid-Atlantic that also includes trips to Williams Grove Speedway (4/12), Port Royal Speedway (4/13), and Bedford Speedway (4/14).

More news and information pertaining to the 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule can be found online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park -February 6, 2019: Event: DIRTcar Nationals Entries: 39 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Daryn Pittman - 13.599 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 13.169 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Shane Stewart Mobil 1 Heat #4: Daryn Pittman JE Pistons Dash #1: Daryn Pittman Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Paul McMahan Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Shane Stewart MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Donny Schatz (+18) (Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.169; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.211; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.213; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.279; 5. 1k-Kyle Larson, 13.337; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.338; 7. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.339; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.388; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.717; 10. 91S-Rob Siegel, NT

Group (B) 1. 21-Brian Brown, 13.347; 2. 39-Christopher Bell, 13.379; 3. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.384; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.390; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.469; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic, 13.522; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.639; 8. J4-John Garvin, 13.831; 9. 40B-David Byrne, NT; 10. 7K-Cale Conley, NT

Group (C) 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.267; 2. 71-Parker Price-Miller, 13.356; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.360; 4. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.388; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.476; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.517; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.584; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.718; 9. M1-Mark Smith, 13.729; 10. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 13.786

Group (D) 1. 41-David Gravel, 13.242; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.337; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.365; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.409; 5. 97-Caleb Helms, 13.894; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.904; 7. 84-Tom Harris, 13.937; 8. 19-Brent Marks, 14.054; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion, 14.428

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 7. 15-Donny Schatz [8]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 7S-Jason Sides [2]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [6]; 5. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 7. 39-Christopher Bell [3]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 7. 71-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]; 9. 70X-Spencer Bayston [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 41-David Gravel [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [8]; 7. 97-Caleb Helms [5]; 8. 84-Tom Harris [7]; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 83-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 9-Kasey Kahne [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 4. 71-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 8. 97-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 39-Christopher Bell [6]; 10. 84-Tom Harris [11]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 12. 47-Brant O'Banion [13]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [7]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [22]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11]; 6. 1K-Kyle Larson [14]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [12]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [18]; 12. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 13. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 14. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne [8]; 16. K4-Chad Kemenah [20]; 17. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 18. 19-Brent Marks [23]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason [17]; 20. 7S-Jason Sides [13]; 21. 17W-Shane Golobic [16]; 22. 71-Parker Price-Miller [24]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [15]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [19] Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman (1-8), Shane Stewart (9-30)

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

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Tony Stewart dominates final night of All Star action at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Fla. (February 2, 2019) - Despite an early afternoon rain shower nearly terminating the third and final night of Winter Nationals competition featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, the show went on and so did Tony Stewart, eventually dominating the entire program for a fourth-ever All Star main event win, as well as a $5,000 top prize. It was Stewart’s first-ever All Star victory at Bubba Raceway Park.

Stewart, driver of the Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Curb Records/Sage Fruit/No. 14 sprint car, started from the pole position and led all 30 circuits around Bubba Raceway Park, lapping nearly half of the 24 feature starters. On top of a dominating feature performance, Smoke kicked off the evening program with a heat race victory and a dash victory, ultimately setting up his main event starting position.

“This definitely feels great. We have our friends from Sage Fruit and Rush Truck Centers watching so to get a win for those guys is really special. I felt like I let one get away the other night. I’m still not sure what I did wrong, but we let that one get away,” Tony Stewart said in Bubba Raceway Park victory lane. “This thing has been fast all weekend. We really didn’t qualify that well tonight, but it put us on the pole of a heat race and that’s where you need to be for these races. I have a lot of great help and I wouldn’t be able to do this without them.”

Not even lapped traffic gave Stewart a stir, actually separating himself from second place running Lucas Wolfe by nearly eight seconds through the midpoint of the main event. Unfortunately for Stewart, the second and final caution, appearing on lap 25, ended his commanding lead, eventually setting up a six lap dash to the checkers. Despite a slight slip off of turn four, nothing was stopping the former three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion from attaining his first sprint car win of the season.

“We were actually a little too tight, believe it or not, which made things a little difficult for us,” Tony Stewart continued. “That’s the thing about Bubba Raceway Park; you won’t find another race track in the world that is shaped like this, which sets up a lot of unique passing opportunities. You kinda have to watch traffic for a few laps before you get to those guys so you know how to get around them.”

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania’s Lucas Wolfe finished second to close out the weekend in Ocala, followed by Paul McMahan, Mark Smith, and the winner of the Thursday and Friday programs, Tim Shaffer.

All Star teams will now make their way east across Route 40 and visit Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals competition on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 & 7. The pair of Volusia visits will award $5,000 top prizes, as well as conclude action in the Sunshine State for America’s Series.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park should visit the event online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park -February 2, 2019:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Entries: 26 entries
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Mark Smith - 13.846
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 12.594
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Anthony Fiore
JE Pistons Dash: Tony Stewart
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jim Shuster (+7)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.759; 2. M1-Mark Smith, 12.854; 3. 33-Max Stambaugh, 12.920; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.952; 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 13.122; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.366; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.958; 8. J4-John Garvin, NT; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen, NT

Group (B)
1. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.876; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.048; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.181; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.181; 5. 21-Carson Short, 13.430; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.446; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster, 13.622; 8. 11S-Jim Shuster, 14.276; 9. K4-Chad Kemenah, NT

Group (C)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.594; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.626; 3. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.921; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.069; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.205; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.305; 7. 91S-Colby Womer, 13.327; 8. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 14.958

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [3]; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh [2]; 6. 55-Gary Kriess [7]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 49H-Bradley Howard [1]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [4]; 4. 21-Carson Short [5]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [6]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [7]; 8. 11S-Jim Shuster [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 91S-Colby Womer [7]; 7. 14H-Jeremy Hill [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 6. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 7. 21-Carson Short [13]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 10. 4-Danny Smith [12]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [14]; 12. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 13. 55-Gary Kriess [17]; 14. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 15. 11S-Jim Shuster [22]; 16. 49-Mallie Shuster [19]; 17. 91S-Colby Womer [21]; 18. 5-Shane Stewart [11]; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic [10]; 20. 13M-Brandon Matus [16]; 21. 14H-Jeremy Hill [20]; 22. 33-Max Stambaugh [15]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [23]; 24. 1A-Jacob Allen [24] Lap Leaders: Tony Stewart (1-30)

 

 

 

Tim Shaffer two-for-two during Winter Nationals action at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Fla. (February 1, 2019) - For the second time in as many nights, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer is a main event winner with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, padding a recent stretch of Florida dominance that now includes back-to-back $5,000 top prizes. For Shaffer, the All Star victory was the product of patience and experience, forced to manhandle periods of slower traffic on a narrow, but ultra-fast racing surface, all while maintaining an advantage equal to just under four seconds for much of the 30-lap program.

World of Outlaws competitor and fellow Pennsylvania-native, Jacob Allen, finished just behind Tim Shaffer at the final checkers, followed by Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason, Mark Smith and former All Star champion, Chad Kemenah. The victory, Shaffer’s fifth All Star triumph at Bubba Raceway Park, increased his career win total with the Series to a staggering 66.

“This is really great. Everyone is doing a great job. It’s great to have my car owners here this weekend. It’s really special for them to be here and watch the car win,” Tim Shaffer explained, driver of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/Smith Titanium/Southern Pacific Farms/No. 49X sprint car. “Everyone plays a big part and I certainly wouldn’t be here without them.”

Starting third on the main event grid, it was not until after the feature’s first and only caution on lap five, the product of a slowing Jim Shuster, that Shaffer commenced his pursuit toward the front. Restarting third on the grid when green flag action returned, it was the soon-to-be traffic that appeared on lap eight that allowed the Aliquippa, Pa., native to track down Cory Eliason and race-long leader, Jacob Allen.

A bold dive in turns three and four on lap 12 allowed Shaffer to squeeze underneath Eliason to take the runner-up position. Just two circuits later, Shaffer repeated his now patented move in turns three and four, eventually sneaking under Jacob Allen to snag the top spot.

From that point forward, Tim Shaffer was the main attraction. The four-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion was not distracted by periods of intense traffic, ultimately increasing his margin of victory to just shy of four seconds by the time the final checkers flew.

“I have a lot of years of experience. I’ve been in their shoes before and I hate to be there,” Tim Shaffer said of Cory Eliason and Jacob Allen. “When you’re leading and there are lap cars, it’s tough to get your timing correct. Tonight was one of those nights where you had to get your timing down. It’s so tough down here.”

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their three-day visit to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday evening, February 2. Like the pair of evenings prior, the All Star Winter Nationals finale will award a $5,000 top prize.

Once Winter Nationals action at Bubba Raceway Park is complete, All Star teams will make their way east across Route 40 and visit Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals competition on Wednesday and Thursdays, February 6 & 7. The pair of Volusia visits will award $5,000 top prizes, as well as conclude action in the Sunshine State for America’s Series.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding Bubba Raceway Park’s Winter Nationals program should visit the facility live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. News and notes pertaining to Volusia Speedway Park can also be found online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park -February 1, 2019:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Entries: 33 entries
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Carson Short - 12.667 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 11.810 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Danny Dietrich
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Logan Schuchart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cory Eliason
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Jacob Allen
Classic Ink USA B-Main Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+4)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 12.793; 2. J4-John Garvin, 13.124; 3. 11S-Jim Shuster, 13.141; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.244; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh, 13.342; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.497; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.562; 8. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.921; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 14.058

Group (B)
1. M1-Mark Smith, 12.088; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.346; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.455; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.635; 5. 4-Danny Smith, 12.708; 6. 91S-Colby Womer, 13.297; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore, 13.318; 8. 49-Mallie Shuster, 13.330

Group (C)
1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 11.763; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.118; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.135; 4. K4-Chad Kemenah, 12.487; 5. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.528; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.724; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.787; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 12.850

Group (D)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.810; 2. 21-Carson Short, 11.826; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 11.835; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 11.980; 5. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.014; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.270; 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.432; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.553

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 70-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 3. 11S-Jim Shuster [2]; 4. J4-John Garvin [3]; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 6. 33-Max Stambaugh [5]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [8]; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus [7]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 3. 17W-Shane Golobic [1]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [5]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 7. 91S-Colby Womer [6]; 8. 49-Mallie Shuster [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 5. 5-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [7]; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 21-Carson Short [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [2]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 8. 70X-Spencer Bayston [10]; 9. 13M-Brandon Matus [12]; 10. 91S-Colby Womer [7]; 11. 55-Gary Kriess [8]; 12. 49-Mallie Shuster [11]; 13. 14H-Jeremy Hill [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 1A-Jacob Allen [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 9. 21-Carson Short [11]; 10. 2-Carson Macedo [15]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 12. 17W-Shane Golobic [13]; 13. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 15. 5-Shane Stewart [18]; 16. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 18. 17-Josh Baughman [22]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [23]; 20. J4-John Garvin [16]; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard [20]; 22. 91-Anthony Fiore [24]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 24. 11S-Jim Shuster [14] Lap Leaders: Jacob Allen (1-13), Tim Shaffer (14-30)

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. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

 

 

Tim Shaffer opens 2019 All Star season with exciting victory at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Fla. (January 31, 2019) - Tim Shaffer’s effort on Thursday evening was relentless. Not only did the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ open the 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season by scoring the Winter Nationals opener at Bubba Raceway Park, he was forced to battle, and hold back, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart in the process.

Shaffer, pilot of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/Smith Titanium/Southern Pacific Farms/No. 49X sprint car, earned his $5,000 top prize from the inside of row two, taking control over the field for the first time on lap 28. Despite not earning the lead, officially, until the latter stages the 30-lap program, Shaffer was in the hunt the entire distance, actually taking command on lap 19 before it was negated due to the evening’s first and only caution.

The All Star Circuit of Champions victory bumped Shaffer’s all-time win total to 65 with the Series, now with four at Ocala, Florida’s Bubba Raceway Park.

“Racing in second was definitely the ideal place to be tonight,” Tim Shaffer explained. “My guys gave me a great race car. This whole team works so hard and it really pays off. The track was a little tricky tonight, some dry-slick spots and some spots with moisture. I just tried to find as much moisture as I could find. We are all standing here in victory lane and that’s all that matters today.”

Despite slipping back as far as fifth after the initial start, Shaffer recovered in a hurry and battled his way into second around Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild by the completion of lap four. With slower cars coming into play by lap six, the transition from clean air to dirty air acted as an advantage for the Aliquippa-native, actually allowing Shaffer to reel in race leader, Tony Stewart, to less than a car length by lap nine.

The top two cars raced nearly nose to tail until the main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap 19. During that period before the yellow flags flew, Shaffer made countless attempts to work around Stewart in traffic, actually poking his nose ahead and racing his way alongside the familiar Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing entry.

Despite getting the opportunity to start on the tail tank of Stewart’s No. 14, the lap 19 restart paid no favors to the four-time All Star Circuit of Champions title holder, actually losing one position to the CJB Motorsports machine driven by Shane Stewart. Five circuits later, Stewart advanced in the running order yet again, this time driving around Tony Stewart to take command for the first time on lap 24. Although dominant during his short tenure on top, Tony Stewart was able to battle back and regain the lead on lap 25, slipping up in front of Shane Stewart as the pair exited turn four.

Meanwhile, Shaffer, who was directly behind the lead pair as they weaved through traffic, garnered enough momentum to advance back into the runner-spot on lap 26. Just two circuits later, Shaffer was again in contention for the top spot, eventually beating Tony Stewart in drag race back to the flagstand to put lap 28 in the books. From that point forward, it was all Tim Shaffer, pulling ahead to just over one second by the time the final checkers flew.

“There is nothing wrong with finishing third to guys like Shane Stewart and Tim Shaffer,” Tony Stewart said, who started second on the feature grid. “I think I may have sealed over my tires during that restart. I probably spun the tires more than I needed to. It doesn’t actually wear down the tire, I just wasn’t getting any bite. Making little mistakes like that shows you what kind of pressure you are under as a driver racing with this level of competition.”

“That was a fun race,” Shane Stewart said. “I thought I was going to have something for [Tony Stewart] and [Tim Shaffer]. Regardless, I couldn’t be more pleased. My team works really hard and I appreciate what they’ve done. Everyone knows this team has been very fast the last few seasons. Hopefully I can continue that streak.”

Drivers and teams should note that Bubba Raceway Park will open pit gates at 9 a.m. during the entire weekend program. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, but pushed ahead to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:45 p.m. each night. For those seeking more information, please visit Bubba Raceway Park live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - January 31, 2019:
Event: Bubba Army Winter Nationals
Entries: 33
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 13.166 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Carson Short - 11.484 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo
JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo
Fatheadz Eyewear Filters Dash #2: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Danny Dietrich
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Logan Schuchart (+6)
(Lincoln Electric & MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.964; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 12.108; 3. 5-Shane Stewart, 12.343; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.499; 5. 49-Mallie Shuster, 12.732; 6. 33-Max Stambaugh, 12.831; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.160; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.323; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 99.910

Group (B)
1. 21-Carson Short, 11.484; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.030; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.052; 4. J4-John Garvin, 12.059; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.062; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.120; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster, 12.249; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 12.461

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.575; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.618; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah, 11.627; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 11.647; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.843; 6. M1-Mark Smith, 11.894; 7. 17W-Shane Golobic, 12.097; 8. 91S-Colby Womer, 13.069

Group (D)
1. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.615; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.772; 3. 70X-Spencer Bayston, 11.794; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.024; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.287; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel, 12.507; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, 12.762; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [3]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 5. 33-Max Stambaugh [6]; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster [5]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus [8]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 3. 21-Carson Short [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. J4-John Garvin [1]; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster [7]; 8. 4-Danny Smith [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic [7]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 91S-Colby Womer [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 4. 70X-Spencer Bayston [2]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [6]; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore [5]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. K4-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 3. 5-Shane Stewart [1]; 4. 21-Carson Short [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 17W-Shane Golobic [3]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 4. 4-Danny Smith [9]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [12]; 6. 33M-Mason Daniel [4]; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore [7]; 8. 91S-Colby Womer [11]; 9. 55-Gary Kriess [10]; 10. 14H-Jeremy Hill [13]; 11. 49-Mallie Shuster [5]; 12. 49H-Bradley Howard [2]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 5-Shane Stewart [6]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 4. 21-Carson Short [8]; 5. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 7. 1S-Logan Schuchart [13]; 8. 70-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [15]; 12. 70X-Spencer Bayston [14]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [11]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [16]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [9]; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic [22]; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich [21]; 18. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [17]; 19. J4-John Garvin [18]; 20. 40-George Hobaugh [23]; 21. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 22. 4-Danny Smith [24]; 23. 1A-Jacob Allen [20]; 24. 33-Max Stambaugh [19] Lap Leaders: Tony Stewart (1-23), Shane Stewart (24), Tony Stewart (25-27), Tim Shaffer (28-30)

 

 

2019 All Star season to begin January 31 at Bubba Raceway Park

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 25, 2019) - Continuing a longstanding tradition, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will kickstart the 2019 season in the Sunshine State, ready to invade a pair of Florida ovals for a combined five events between January 31 and February 7. Celebrating its fifth season under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, the All Stars will visit Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville during their early season travels, competing for five consecutive $5,000 top prizes.

The All Stars will begin their Florida tour with a three-day stand at Bubba Raceway Park on Thursday, January 31 through Saturday, February 2, followed by two nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, February 6 & 7. In addition, an open practice session will be conducted at each of the aforementioned facilities; Bubba Raceway Park on January 30 and Volusia Speedway Park on February 5.

Although the five Florida starts officially kick off the near year, action will not accumulate points toward the overall All Star Circuit of Champions title.

“We are excited to be venturing back to Florida. It’s tough to imagine a new year without a trip to Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park,” Tony Stewart said. “We’ve gone through some big changes over the last few months including the addition of a new title sponsor. We are thrilled to have Ollie's Bargain Outlet join the All Star family. I'm confident this is going to be a year for the record books.”

Although a full-time All Star Circuit of Champions roster has yet to be finalized, many former full-timers will rejoin the Series in 2019 and kick off the year with the Florida road trip; defending Series champion and win leader, Aaron Reutzel, included. The Texas native earned nine victories on the road last year for Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports, also accumulating 30 top-ten finishes in 41 feature starts.

Other returning All Stars making the trip to northern Florida include West Virginia’s Cale Conley, the familiar Tom Buch entry driven by Nashville’s Paul McMahan, and former All Star champion and Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion, Chad Kemenah, who will drive a team car to former All Star full-timer, John Garvin.

A stout contingent of potentially new All Star faces will hit the highway and venture south for the early parts of February including a pair of Premier Motorsports entries driven by Brock Zearfoss and Spencer Bayston, as well as Rudeen Racing’s newest hired ace; Kingsburg, California’s Cory Eliason.

Western Pennsylvania’s George Hobaugh, one of the most recent drivers to verbally commit to the Series, will also join in on the action at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park, as well as the Central Pennsylvania father/son duo of Jim and Mallie Schuster.

Although Donny Schatz, the eventual World of Outlaws champion in 2018, displayed absolute superiority during the 2018 DIRTcar Nationals by sweeping the All Star Circuit of Champions segment, the 2018 visit to Bubba Raceway Park resulted in three different winners, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah being the first. Kemenah’s triumph, his first of two on the year with America’s Series, commenced from the inside of row nine.

The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer also earned a win in Ocala, as well as Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild.

Drivers and teams should note that Bubba Raceway Park will open pit gates at 9 a.m. during the entire weekend program. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, but pushed ahead to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Hot laps are slated to begin at 6:45 p.m. each night. For those seeking more information, please visit Bubba Raceway Park live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Volusia Speedway Park will open pit gates at 10 a.m. for the All Star Circuit of Champions segment of the DIRTcar Nationals. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. each night, followed by hot laps promptly at 6 p.m. Those seeking more information should visit the DIRTcar Nationals online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. 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. In 2019, MAVTV Motorsports Network will continue to be the official television home of the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast ten high-profile events.

About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet:
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc., founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and excess inventory, offering real brands at real bargain prices. Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand-name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy stores’ prices. You never know what you’ll find at one of Ollie’s 303 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, visit www.ollies.us. Like us on Facebook or find us on Twitter at @OlliesOutlet. Ollie’s is a publicly-traded company on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol OLLI.

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

 

 

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 to headline 56 events across 12 states in 2019

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 28, 2018) - Celebrating five seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue an upward trend and ultimately reach new heights in 2019, set to visit 35 facilities for 56 events between late-January and the end of September. America’s Series will visit 12 states during their journeys, marching throughout much of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, as well as northern Florida.

In traditional fashion, the All Star Circuit of Champions will launch the new year with action in the Sunshine State, set to do battle at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for five events between January 31 and February 7.

“We are more than excited to release our 2019 schedule of events,” Tony Stewart said, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “To have the opportunity to showcase our talents across such a wide area is truly special. I want to thank all of the tracks, their promotional teams and staffs for helping us put this schedule together. It takes a lot of hard work and organization. With the recent addition of Ollie's Bargain Outlet to help fuel our motivation, I'm confident this is going to be a year for the record books.”

After a five-race stint in Florida to kick-off the season, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will relax for a two months before returning to competition in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, first visiting Virginia Motor Speedway (VMS) in Jamaica, Va., on Thursday, April 11. The visit to the Old Dominion State will launch the 2019 point season for the All Star Circuit of Champions. Like 2018, Florida events will not award points toward the overall All Star championship. In addition, the season’s first point-earning event will award a $10,000 top prize.

Including the visit to VMS, ten events on the 2019 All Star schedule will award more than the traditional $5,000 top prize. In fact, seven of the ten high-paying programs will hand out top prizes equaling a minimum of $10,000; Virginia Motor Speedway on April 11 ($10,000), Wayne County Speedway’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale on June 22 ($10,000), Jackson Motorplex on July 26 ($10,000), Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial on September 1 ($10,000), the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 7 ($52,000), the Dean Knittel Memorial at Atomic Speedway on September 14 ($12,554), and the Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 21 ($20,000).

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway and the Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway will each award a $6,000 top prize in 2019, while the Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway, once again supporting a twin feature format, will award a combined total reaching $8,000; $4,000 to each twin feature winner.

The 37th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will take on a slightly new look in 2019 with Wayne County Speedway hosting a pair of events including the $10,000-to-win finale. Demanding, to say the least, the Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule, stretching from Friday, June 14 until Saturday, June 22, will be comprised of nine-straight events kicking off with action at Attica Raceway Park.

Following the Attica Speedweek opener, the All Stars will trek to Eldora Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Mansfield Motor Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, and Wayne County Speedway, respectively.

Once again, the All Star Circuit of Champions will have the opportunity to compete west of the Mississippi River, as the Series sets aim for a trio of stops throughout southern Minnesota and the eastern half of Iowa. Including the aforementioned Jackson Motorplex, the All Stars will invade 34 Raceway and Knoxville Raceway during their venture into the heart of the Midwest; a perfect test session for the annual Knoxville Nationals scheduled for mid-August.

The second of two visits to The Big E in 2019, the All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their upcoming season by co-headlining the historic 4-Crown Nationals at Eldora Speedway. Joining all three national touring divisions of USAC, the 4-Crown Nationals finale will feature four divisions and four main events, all of which contested on Saturday, September 28.

Additional news and notes pertaining to the new year will be posted throughout the off-season. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media, as well as at www.allstarsprint.com.

2019 All Star Schedule:
1/31/2019 Bubba Raceway Park
2/1/2019 Bubba Raceway Park
2/2/2019 Bubba Raceway Park
2/6/2019 Volusia Speedway Park
2/7/2019 Volusia Speedway Park
4/11/2019 Virginia Motor Speedway
4/12/2019 Williams Grove Speedway
4/13/2019 Port Royal Speedway
4/14/2019 Bedford Speedway
4/19/2019 Attica Raceway Park
4/20/2019 Attica Raceway Park
(Attica will use rain date of 4/26 only if both 4/19 & 4/20 are cancelled)
4/27/2019 Wayne County Speedway
5/3/2019 Lernerville Speedway
5/4/2019 Sharon Speedway
5/17/2019 Wilmot Raceway
5/18/2019 Plymouth Dirt Track
5/19/2018 TBA in IL or WI
5/24/2019 Attica Raceway Park
5/25/2019 Wayne County Speedway
6/7/2019 Outlaw Speedway
6/8/2019 Stateline Speedway
6/9/2019 Weedsport Speedway
6/14/2019 Attica Raceway Park
6/15/2019 Eldora Speedway
6/16/2019 Muskingum County Speedway
6/17/2019 Wayne County Speedway
6/18/2019 Sharon Speedway
6/19/2019 Atomic Speedway
6/20/2019 Mansfield Motor Speedway
6/21/2019 Limaland Motorsports Park
6/22/2019 Wayne County Speedway (6/23 rain date)
6/28/2019 Jacksonville Speedway
6/29/2019 Dirt Oval @ Route 66
7/6/2019 Sharon Speedway
7/12/2019 Utica-Rome Speedway
7/13/2019 Orange County Fair Speedway
7/14/2019 Lebanon Valley Speedway
7/26/2019 Jackson Motorplex
7/27/2019 Knoxville Raceway
7/28/2019 34 Raceway
8/16/2019 I-96 Speedway
8/17/2019 Plymouth Speedway
8/22/2019 Grandview Speedway
8/23/2019 Williams Grove Speedway
8/24/2019 Lincoln Speedway
8/25/2019 BAPS Motor Speedway
8/30/2019 Attica Raceway Park
8/31/2019 Attica Raceway Park
9/1/2019 Wayne County Speedway (9/2 rain date)
9/6/2019 Port Royal Speedway
9/7/2019 Port Royal Speedway (9/8 rain date)
9/13/2019 Atomic Speedway
9/14/2019 Atomic Speedway (9/15 rain date)
9/21/2019 Lincoln Speedway
9/22/2019 Hagerstown Speedway
9/28/2019 Eldora Speedway (9/29 rain date)

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions welcomes Ollie’s Bargain Outlet as title sponsor for 2019

Mobil 1 returns as presenting sponsor

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 20, 2018) - Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, one of America’s largest retailers of closeout merchandise and excess inventory, will join the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019 as the official title sponsor, fueling one of the nation’s most historic, as well as prestigious, touring winged sprint car series.

“We are thrilled to have Ollie’s Bargain Outlet join the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2019. Just like the Ollie’s brand is synonymous with bargains, sprint car racing represents a real value to its loyal fans. We are privileged to have Ollie’s join the All Star Family,” Tony Stewart said, All Star Circuit of Champions owner. “I’m confident we can do our part in representing Ollie’s Bargain Outlet at the highest level, as well as showcase their brand to fans and racers from across the country. I am very much looking forward to meeting a lot of fans at Ollie’s stores in the coming years.”

Founded in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Ollie’s Bargain Outlet’s roots are instilled in a sprint car hotbed. Ollie’s has grown to 303 locations in 23 states, offering real bargain prices in every department, from housewares to sporting goods to flooring and food. Ollie’s buyers scour the world looking for closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbished goods, and irregulars.

“We are honored to be associated with the All Star Circuit of Champions,” said Mark Butler, President and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. “Founded in Central Pennsylvania, sprint car racing is certainly a part of our local community. The sprint car fan base has always been a supporter of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. We hope to mold a strong relationship with Tony Stewart’s All Stars, as well as build an everlasting relationship with their fans from all parts of the country.”

In addition, Mobil 1, the official synthetic motor oil brand of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will return in 2019 as the official presenting sponsor.

“Sprint car racing is not only one of the most competitive and exciting forms of racing in the world, it is also extremely demanding on teams, cars and engines,” said Christian Flathman, global motorsports and sponsorship advisor at ExxonMobil. “Week in and week out, teams in this series hit the road to compete throughout the country. Our scientists and engineers work every day to make sure that Mobil 1 will not only help teams get their trucks and haulers to the race, but help them get their sprint cars to victory lane at the track.”

A connection that dates back nearly five decades, motorsports continues to form a key element in ExxonMobil’s heritage and pedigree, constantly pushing ahead with new technological advances to improve their range of oils and lubricants. Its relationship with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions will ensure an important grassroots presence, which is a building block to many of the world’s leading motorsports divisions.

The entire 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be released during the last week of November. The season will ignite officially with action in the Sunshine State beginning with a stop at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala. The first night of competition is scheduled for Thursday, January 31.

 

 

Tech Official Eric Walls to become All Star Series Director in 2019

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 13, 2018) - After serving four seasons as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Technical Director, Central Pennsylvania transplant Eric Walls will now switch roles and takeover Series Director duties, effective immediately.

Walls, who joined the All Star staff as Technical Director just after Tony Stewart purchased the Series in 2015, will bring experience and passion to the director’s chair in 2019, hoping to utilize prior experiences to lead the All Star Circuit of Champions down a path of success.

“It is an honor to be promoted to this role. I’m confident I can do my part in representing the Series at the highest level,” Eric Walls explained, who will head race day operations for the All Star Circuit of Champions including race control. “I’ve had the privilege of being able to surround myself with great people, as well as a great organization. They believe in me and my abilities and I am more than excited to get started.”

In addition to his experience as Technical Director for the All Star Circuit of Champions - the head of pre-race technical inspection, as well as an on-track assistant to race control - Walls has been an active consultant to much of the sprint car world, helping administer premier events such as the Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway and the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

With only the annual award ceremony left on the 2018 calendar, the All Star Circuit of Champions will activate their 2019 campaign with a trip to the Sunshine State. Tentative Florida plans include visiting Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, as well as Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, each during the early weeks of February.

The season will kick-start officially on January 31 at Bubba Raceway Park.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: 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. 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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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#GYATKExtravaganza cancelled; Aaron Reutzel, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports earn All Star driver and owner titles

KOKOMO, Ind. (October 7, 2018) - Unfortunately, heavily saturated grounds from the precipitation received on Saturday evening has forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Kokomo Speedway officials to cancel the #GYATKExtravaganza/All Star season finale at ‘Indiana’s Baddest Bullring.’

Track officials were expecting the facility to dry during the overnight hours and into Sunday morning, but the amount of rain received was too much to withstand. The event will not be rescheduled.

With all events concluded, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel, a nine-time winner during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, will be crowned the 2018 All Star Driver Champion. The title is a first-ever for the Texan, ending his 2018 campaign with a lavish 30 top ten finishes in 41 feature starts, 21 of them within the top five. Reutzel’s ninth and final victory occurred on the highbanks of Eldora Speedway during 4-Crown Nationals weekend.

Aaron Reutzel’s season performance also translated into an Owner Championship for Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports. For their efforts, the team will receive a $50,000 top prize.

FINAL All Star Circuit of Champions Owner Standings: - Team/Primary Driver 1. Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Aaron Reutzel - 5462 2. Tom Buch Racing/Paul McMahan - 5430 3. Gaerte-Norman/Carson Macedo - 5398 4. Hunter Racing/Chad Kemenah - 5318 5. Destiny Motorsports/Brock Zearfoss - 5068 6. Premier Motorsports/Dave Blaney - 5016 7. Michael McGhee/Ryan Smith - 5010 8. Dave Jessup Racing/Cale Conley - 4736 9. Brandon Spithaler/Brandon Spithaler - 4410 10. Travis Esh/Tyler Esh - 4164

FINAL All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5462 2. Carson Macedo - 5398 3. Chad Kemenah - 5318 4. Paul McMahan - 5174 5. Dave Blaney - 5016 6. Cale Conley - 4736 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4410 8. Tyler Esh - 4164 9. Jac Haudenschild - 4042 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3994

 

 

The 2018 All Star season will conclude with #GYATKExtravaganza at Kokomo Speedway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 3, 2018) - The 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Driver Championship, as well as the 2018 All Star Owner Championship, will be decided at ‘Indiana’s Baddest Bullring’ - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., on Saturday, October 6.

The ‘Get Your Ass To Kokomo Extravaganza’ (#GYATKExtravaganza), the second and final Hoosier State appearance for the traveling All Stars in 2018, will headline action at the northern Indiana quarter-mile on Saturday night, concluding a near-nine month All Star campaign complete with events in nine states across much of the Midwest and Northeast. The season ignited officially with action in sunny, northern Florida on February 1.

Despite weather wreaking havoc during most recent attempts, Tony Stewart’s All Stars have visited Kokomo Speedway on 24 occasions throughout Series history, most recently making the trek in 2016 for two nights of Dirt Classic Indiana competition on July 22 & 23. St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is the most recent to ‘park it’ in Kokomo victory lane, earning the Dirt Classic Indiana title worth $12,500. With plans to defend his All Star triumph, Abreu will return to Kokomo Speedway on Saturday night for the season-ending Extravaganza.

As an added bonus for open wheel fans across the map, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Cars will also be on the evening card at ‘Indiana’s Baddest Bullring,’ For those who cannot attend the sprint car doubleheader, Speed Shift TV will be on hand to capture all of the action, as well as offer a live pay-per-view internet broadcast for purchase. Those seeking additional information should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Aaron Reutzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports will enter the Kokomo Speedway All Star finale in sole control of the Driver Championship and Owner Championship, respectively. Considering Reutzel’s current point lead in the driver chase that equals 64 markers over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo, simply taking the green on Saturday night will lock up the All Star Driver Championship. With provisionals still available for Aaron Reutzel, the driver title is all but a guarantee.

The All Star Circuit of Champions owner chase is a little more complicated. Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports’ cushion over Tom Buch Racing is a mere-32 points. If Paul McMahan, Buch’s primary wheelman for the 2018 season, is able to win the #GYATKExtravaganza at Kokomo Speedway, Aaron Reutzel, the full-time ace for Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports, will have to finish 15th or better to clinch the title for BMR, 16th to tie. With that said, Reutzel owns the tiebreaker which is the highest number of wins on the season; nine including a recent victory at Eldora Speedway on September 22.

The 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Owner Championship is worth $50,000.

Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. Hot laps will begin at 6 p.m. with qualifying time trials and racing to follow. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Kokomo Speedway live on the Web at www.kokomospeedway.net. If weather becomes a conflict, the All Star Circuit of Champions will utilize the previously scheduled rain date of Sunday, October 7.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Eldora Speedway on 9/22/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5462 2. Carson Macedo - 5398 3. Chad Kemenah - 5318 4. Paul McMahan - 5174 5. Dave Blaney - 5016 6. Cale Conley - 4736 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4410 8. Tyler Esh - 4164 9. Jac Haudenschild - 4042 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3994

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions ready to invade Eldora Speedway for historic Four Crown Nationals

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 20, 2018) - Two events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule, a return to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track included.

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will help the All Star Circuit of Champions close down a season, as well as define a champion, this Saturday night, September 22, as America’s Series returns to The Big E for the 37th running of the Four Crown Nationals. Joining USAC’s premier divisions which includes the USAC National Sprints, Midgets, and Silver Crown Series, the All Stars will make up the fourth and final division of the coveted Four Crown Nationals program, chasing a grand prize equaling $5,000.

Although the Eldora visit does not wrap up the All Star season completely, it does end a busy September schedule for the traveling Series, as well as give fans one last chance to witness the All Stars in the Buckeye State.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will conclude the 2018 season, officially, on Saturday, October 6, at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana.

Chasing a first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions title, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel is just two starts away from clinching that historic feat. Although the title is far from locked, Reutzel will enter the Eldora Speedway gates as the current All Star Circuit of Champions driver leader, as well as the current primary wheel man for All Star owner points leader, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports. The driver title is important, but clinching a championship for Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports is just as crucial, as the owner championship awards a top prize equaling $50,000.

The aforementioned championship battles are tight heading into the final two rounds with only 16 points separating Reutzel from Carson Macedo in the driver standings. If that is not close enough, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports holds a mere-eight point advantage in the current owner chase, barely holding back Paul McMahan’s entry owned and operated by Tom Buch.

A campaign padded by victory, Reutzel has amassed eight wins during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in 2018, three more than the second-leading winner Carson Macedo, who has five including three in the state of the New York. In fact, all drivers within the top-five of the current All Star driver championship have earned victories this season; Reutzel (8), Macedo (5), Kemenah (2), McMahan (2), and Dave Blaney (1).

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will open pit gates at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 4:30 p.m., followed by hot laps beginning with USAC at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Selinsgrove Speedway on 9/15/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5312 2. Carson Macedo - 5296 3. Chad Kemenah - 5198 4. Paul McMahan - 5048 5. Dave Blaney - 4878 6. Cale Conley - 4620 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4320 8. Tyler Esh - 4056 9. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

 

 

Ryan Smith wins thriller at Selinsgrove Speedway for $10,000 payday

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (September 15, 2018) - Holding off a hard charging Freddie Rahmer, the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith put fans on their feet on Saturday night in Central Pennsylvania, ultimately earning a first-ever Jim Nace Memorial/National Open victory at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, the route to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane was not only challenging for the driver, but also challenging for the crew, as the team discovered a hole in the right-rear tire during an open red just before the midpoint of the 30-lap main event. Despite the setback, Smith and his team prevailed, eventually leading every lap to score the $10,000 payday.

The All Star victory, aboard the Mike McGhee & Associates No. 11, was Smith’s second of the 2018 season and his eighth overall with the Series. Freddie Rahmer held on to finish, just ahead of Brian Brown, Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts.

“This is all because of the crew guys standing behind me,” an elated Ryan Smith said in victory lane. “We started on this thing in May. We struggled some at first, but we kept getting faster and faster and now here we are in September with a big win. They work their butts off, that’s for sure. I definitely wouldn’t be standing here without their hard work and support.”

Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts led the field to green on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Although Smith was able to get the initial jump, it was Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer who was making the early moves, actually advancing from eighth to fifth by the time the leaders crossed under the flagstand to complete the first circuit.

The top-five remained unchanged until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap six for a slowing Michael Walter. When green flag action returned, Freddie Rahmer made another move toward the front, this time driving around Lucas Wolfe to take the fourth spot. Just three circuits later, Rahmer pounced again, this time taking the third position from TJ Stutts.

Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 13 which slowed Smith’s pace at the front of the field, ultimately allowing Brian Brown, who raced in the runner-up spot the entire distance, and Rahmer to catch Smith in a hurry. The very next circuit, Rahmer advanced in the running order yet again, this time beating Brian Brown in a drag race off of turn four to complete lap 14. A caution on lap 15 for a slowing Tyler Esh halted the feature field yet again allowing Rahmer to catch his breath. Due to the number of combined laps completed, the main event’s second caution resulted in a fuel stop.

During the five minute open red stop, Ryan Smith’s team noticed a hole in their right-rear tire. Instead of replacing the tire and forfeiting the lead, the team decided to plug the hole and attempt to finish the final 16 circuits. The decision proved to be worth $10,000, but not without a fight from Freddie Rahmer.

The field returned to green with Ryan Smith in control once again over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe and Stutts. Although the action was limited for the next few circuits, it was what happened after the feature’s third and final caution on lap 23 that created the stir at the front of the field. When the green lights kicked back on, so did Freddie Rahmer, instantly applying pressure on Smith as the pair completed lap 23. By lap 24, Rahmer was all over the ‘Kunkletown Kid,’ actually pulling even with Smith to create a side-by-side battle for the lead.

Although the wheel-to-wheel battle ended in Smith’s favor, Rahmer was far from raising the white flag. The recent All Star winner at Port Royal Speedway threw everything he had at Smith for the next three circuits, pounding the cushion as Smith ran the bottom, nearly driving around Smith in turn four on three consecutive occasions. Despite Rahmer’s mad attempts, Smith prevailed, eventually pulling away to a 1.3 second advantage at the final checkers.

“I really wasn’t sure where to go there after that last restart,” Ryan Smith explained. “During the fuel stop, my crew was actually telling me to run the bottom, but I was so comfortable running the top. I knew Freddie [Rahmer] was going to be good, but if he was that good, he was going to have to drive around me.”

Only two events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule including a stop at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 22. Joining all three divisions of USAC, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will help headline the 37th running of the 4-Crown Nationals which will also feature the USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars and the USAC Silver Crown Series. The 4-Crown Nationals weekend at The Big E will actually begin on Friday, September 21, with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.

Those seeking more news and notes regarding the 4-Crown Nationals blockbuster at Eldora Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Selinsgrove Speedway - September 15, 2018: Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.159 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.876 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Hodnett Mobil 1 Heat #4: Dave Blaney JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith WIX Filters Dash #2: TJ Stutts Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+6) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.876; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.992; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 16.211; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.351; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 16.390; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.439; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.664; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.000

Group (B) 1. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.087; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.091; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.149; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.405; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.490; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.618; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster, 16.823; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 17.437

Group (C) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.158; 2. 33-Jared Esh, 16.214; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.228; 4. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.255; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.275; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.500; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.663; 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.024

Group (D) 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.092; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.133; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.177; 4. 29-Jason Shultz, 16.219; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.292; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster, 16.972; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 17.122

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 7. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. 11S-Jim Shuster [7]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [8]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [1]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 33-Jared Esh [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 5. 29-Jason Shultz [1]; 6. 33W-Michael Walter [7]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 5. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [5]; 3. 33W-Michael Walter [4]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [7]; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster [3]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach [14]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 12. 29-Jason Shultz [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [15]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [19]; 18. 33-Jared Esh [17]; 19. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [22]; 20. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 22. 9-Ryan Linder [24]; 23. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 24. 33W-Michael Walter [23] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Selinsgrove Speedway on 9/15/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5312 2. Carson Macedo - 5296 3. Chad Kemenah - 5198 4. Paul McMahan - 5048 5. Dave Blaney - 4878 6. Cale Conley - 4620 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4320 8. Tyler Esh - 4056 9. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

 

 

Carson Macedo on top at Outlaw Speedway

DUNDEE, N.Y. (September 14, 2018) - Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo has certainly become fond of the state of New York, now with three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories in the Empire State, his third of the year accomplished in fantastic fashion during action at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday evening.

Macedo, driver of the familiar Gaerte/Norman No. 3G, earned his trip to victory lane with less than two circuits remaining, utilizing a slide job through turns three and four to gain the advantage over race-long leader, Ryan Smith. The $5,000 payday bumped Macedo’s All Star win count to six during his young, but storied career, five occurring during the 2018 season.

Ryan Smith chased the former Gold Cup and King of the West champion to the final checkers after leading the first 28 circuits, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Brock Zearfoss and Paul McMahan.

“We are starting to like these small, slick race tracks,” Carson Macedo explained, who also owns New York victories at Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway. “I just can’t thank my team and all of my supporters enough for their hard work this year. Joe Gaerte, Tim and Cindy Norman; they do a great job with this race car. They make my job easy.”

Carson Macedo’s march toward the front started right from the drop of the initial green, actually advancing from sixth to third before the first lap was complete. Although not advancing another position until lap 25, Macedo pressured the two front-runners, Aaron Reutzel and Ryan Smith, on multiple occasions, using a restart after the main event’s first and only caution on lap 15 to set-up his eventual takeover.

By lap 21, the top-three encountered traffic once again which eventually erased all of Ryan Smith’s advantage. Using slower cars as a roadblock, Macedo capitalized and worked by Aaron Reutzel for second before the completion of lap 25. Continuing to use the topside as a momentum boost, Macedo reeled Smith in to a car-length by the completion of lap 28. As the pair approached turn one, Macedo dived to the bottom of the speedway with the intent to sneak by Smith, only to turn the denied takeover attempt into a side-by-side battle for the lead. As the pair reached turn three, Macedo tried to slide Smith once again, but this time his attempt succeeded, soon crossing under the white flag with Smith and Reutzel in tow.

The final circuit remained unchanged with Macedo crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equaling just over one second.

“I was getting a ton of side bite. I knew I was really good through the top of three and four, so when I got a run on Ryan [Smith], I figured I better go ahead and give it a shot,” Macedo explained. “It all worked out.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their New York/Pennsylvania road trip with a stop at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday, September 15. Awarding a $10,000 top prize, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will headline the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open; the final Pennsylvania appearance for the All Star Circuit of Champions of 2018.

Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $10,000 should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Outlaw Speedway - September 14, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 21 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Ryan Smith - 11.540 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.590 seconds **NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gerard McIntyre
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tony Stewart (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.596; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.747; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.808; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.816; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.926; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.014; 7. 33-Michael Bauer, 12.445

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.849; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.118; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.129; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch, 12.197; 5. 29-Dan Shetler, 12.283; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.311; 7. 9-Ryan Linder, 12.392

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.590; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.884; 3. 11C-Carl Bowser, 12.134; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.439; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.565; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.850; 7. iO7-Mark Coldren, 13.806

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 33-Michael Bauer [7]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 2L-Sye Lynch [1]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. IO7-Mark Coldren [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 2. 11C-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [14]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [19]; 12. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 14. 29-Dan Shetler [12]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 16. 2L-Sye Lynch [15]; 17. 33-Michael Bauer [17]; 18. 91-Anthony Fiore [16]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 20. 9-Ryan Linder [20]; 21. IO7-Mark Coldren [21] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-28), Carson Macedo (29, 30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Outlaw Speedway on 9/14/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5184
2. Carson Macedo - 5172
3. Chad Kemenah - 5060
4. Paul McMahan - 4918
5. Dave Blaney - 4756
6. Cale Conley - 4502
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4230
8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
9. Tyler Esh - 3948
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1 will visit Outlaw and Selinsgrove during two-day road trip

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 12, 2018) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will return to New York and Pennsylvania during their upcoming weekend schedule, first setting aim on an oval just south of the Finger Lakes in Central New York, followed by a return to Pennsylvania Posse Country. The weekend doubleheader will award a total winner’s share equaling $15,000 which includes a $10,000 payday for the winner of the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for the second time of 2018 on Friday evening, September 14. Certainly one of the most exciting ovals in the Empire State, Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan was the victor during the first All Star visit of the season, holding off Gettysburg’s own Danny Dietrich and six-time All Star champion, Chad Kemenah.

As an added bonus for fans, Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will join his Series during action on Friday night hunting for his second All Star victory of the season and another $5,000 top prize.

The All Star Circuit of Champions have certainly made their presence known in the Keystone State, but that will all come to an end this Saturday night, September 15, as the traveling All Stars are set to make their final Pennsylvania appearance of the 2018 season. Selinsgrove Speedway, less than an hour northeast from their recent ‘Speed Palace’ appearance in Port Royal, will welcome the traveling bunch for the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open. The marquee event will award a $10,000 top prize; an award taken by ‘Blackjack’ Brian Brown in 2017.

In actuality, Pennsylvania will not be the only state to host the All Star Circuit of Champions for the final time of 2018 this weekend, as New York will host the All Stars for the last time on Friday during their invasion of Dundee. Only two events will remain on the 2018 All Star campaign once action at Outlaw and Selinsgrove is complete; Eldora Speedway on September 22 and Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on October 6.

A battle that will stretch down to the wire, Aaron Reutzel and Carson Macedo will enter the All Star doubleheader with only 18 markers separating the two, Reutzel with the upper hand heading into Outlaw Speedway. Although Reutzel doubles Macedo in the win column, eight and four victories, respectively, it has been Macedo’s consistency and ability to finish races that has kept the Lemoore, California-native in the title hunt. Aaron Reutzel bettered Macedo during their first visit to Outlaw Speedway on June 8, crossing under the final checkers fourth in the running order just four spots ahead of Macedo.

Although currently third in the championship standings and 110 points behind Aaron Reutzel, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is certainly not out of championship contention. The six-time and defending Series champion hopes to catch Reutzel and Macedo off-guard during the next two events and capitalize on any mistakes the pair may make. Paul McMahan and Dave Blaney will enter the weekend fourth and fifth in the championship chase, respectively.

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 14. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Outlaw Speedway live on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $10,000 should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

 

 

Mother Nature washes out Tuscarora 50

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 8, 2018) - Despite an attempt to outrun incoming wet weather by starting approximately 90 minutes earlier than previously scheduled, Mother Nature prevailed and made an appearance just after the first Tuscarora 50 heat race was called to staging.

With light to moderately heavy rain saturating the Port Royal Speedway surface, mixed with a forecast predicting heavy amounts of precipitation throughout the overnight hours, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Port Royal Speedway officials were left with no choice but to postpone the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 until tomorrow - Sunday, September 9. The program will start from scratch with hot laps beginning at 5 p.m.

Trey Starks set the evening’s overall fast time before the rain took over. There were 53 cars entered for action.

In case you missed the action from Port Royal Speedway, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, was on hand to capture all of the action from the Night Before The Tuscarora 50. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on MAVTV Motorsports Network on Sunday, October 14, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Port Royal Speedway on 9/7/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4950 2. Carson Macedo - 4932 3. Chad Kemenah - 4840 4. Paul McMahan - 4688 5. Dave Blaney - 4538 6. Cale Conley - 4280 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4004 8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848 10. Tyler Esh - 3738

 

 

Freddie Rahmer earns Night Before The Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 7, 2018) - Snapping a Lance Dewease win streak of five consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer is a main event winner at Port Royal Speedway, holding off a pair of Pennsylvania hotshoes for the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz crown worth $5,000.

Although dominate for much of the 30 turned 31-lap main event, Rahmer would earn his place on the coveted Port Royal Speedway victory lane platform in dramatic fashion, forced to hold back the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith during a green-white-checkered finish. Rahmer prevailed, ultimately driving away from Shaffer, Smith, Brock Zearfoss, and Lance Dewease to the final checkers. The victory, his second All Star Circuit of Champions triumph of the season, was Rahmer’s first-ever at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace.’

“This feels great. I knew if we got the car where it needed to be, we were going to be good,” Freddie Rahmer said in victory lane, driver of the Leffler Energy No. 51R. “There are so many parts of the night that need to go together to make this happen, the dash draw included. You can’t let up when you have a guy like Tim Shaffer behind you. I just want to thank everyone who helps on the car. We have a guy helping us who lives right around here. It’s cool to win this for him.”

After a caution during the initial start for a slowing Trey Starks, the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz main event was officially underway with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer earning the early advantage, racing by the flagstand for the first time with Freddie Rahmer and Ryan Smith in tow. Shaffer led the first six circuits undisturbed, eventually reaching the back of the field for the first time on lap seven.

As traffic intensified, so did the battle for the lead. Cutting down on Shaffer’s advantage in the hurry, Freddie Rahmer used traffic to his advantage and closed the gap to a car-length as the leaders checked off lap eight. As the lead duo entered turn one on lap nine, Rahmer pounced, diving to the bottom of the speedway in an attempt to slide Shaffer for the lead. Although Shaffer was able to cut back underneath Rahmer to regain control, Rahmer did not lose focus, eventually chasing Shaffer down the backstretch before sliding the Aliquippa, Pa., native once again in turns three and four, this time making the move stick.

Although forced to slow for cautions on laps 10, 13, and 21, the only true challenge for Rahmer after working to the lead was on lap 30 when the field was forced to halt once again, this time for a slowing Jared Esh, ultimately turning the situation into an open red to allow teams to add fuel. The caution erased a near-three second advantage for Rahmer.

Due to All Star rules mandating that a feature must be finished with two consecutive green flag laps, the ensuing restart resulted in a green-white-checkered restart, planting the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ on Rahmer’s back bumper.

On the restart, Shaffer dived to the bottom of turns one and two forcing Rahmer up the track. Although the move looked convincing, Rahmer held on, powering back to comfortable advantage as the pair raced down the backstretch. The 31st and final circuit proved to be much like the rest; all Freddie Rahmer at the front of the field, eventually crossing under the final checkers with Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith in tow.

“Timmy [Shaffer] was getting loose there at the beginning. I was lucky to be able to get by him in traffic,” Rahmer continued. “I could feel that I was starting to get low on fuel there at the end, then the red flag came out. I got lucky there. That was still too many shots for Shaffer to get by me. I need to do a better job on my restarts. If you have clean air, you can really build some speed. It means so much to win this race.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the ‘Speed Palace’ tomorrow evening, Saturday, September 8, for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 awarding a $51,000 top prize.

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., will have pit gates open most of the day on Saturday, September 8. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 4:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 5 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the ‘Speed Palace’ live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

For those who cannot make the trip to Port Royal Speedway for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50, Speed Shift TV will have a live pay-per-view internet broadcast available for purchase. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Tuscarora 50 weekend. MAVTV Motorsports Network will air the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and the Tuscarora 50 on consecutive Sundays beginning October 14. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on October 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., followed by the Tuscarora 50 on October 21 during the exact same time slots. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - September 7, 2018:
The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Gerard McIntyre - 15.864 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lance Dewease - 15.347 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Jared Esh
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Robbie Kendall
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Freddie Rahmer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Anthony Fiore
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Mike Wagner
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer
Wix Filters Dash #2: Freddie Rahmer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Gio Scelzi
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Freddie Rahmer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel (+14)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.450; 2. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.506; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.645; 4. 33-Jared Esh, 15.663; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.804; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell, 15.936; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.936; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 16.080; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.145; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.155

Group (B)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.347; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.423; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.434; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 15.450; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.623; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.645; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.890; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 16.977; 9. 39-Eric Parker, 99.180

Group (C)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.523; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.538; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 15.669; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.701; 5. 39H-Cory Haas, 15.720; 6. 35S-Justin Henderson, 15.744; 7. 44H-Joey Hershey, 15.788; 8. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.923; 9. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.991

Group (D)
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.572; 2. 2-AJ Flick, 15.621; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.660; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 15.746; 5. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.767; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.798; 7. 29-Jason Shultz, 15.887; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.916; 9. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.926

Group (E)
1. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.608; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 15.692; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth, 15.761; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.820; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 15.864; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.086; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.182; 8. 51-John Garvin, 16.315; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.514

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 33-Jared Esh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [9]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 4. 35S-Justin Henderson [6]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 6. 39H-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey [7]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 7. 29-Jason Shultz [7]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [5]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [4]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 2. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 4. 33-Jared Esh [4]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 44H-Joey Hershey [2]; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 7. 51-John Garvin [4]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [5]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 7. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 39H-Cory Haas [7]; 9. 3H-Matt Campbell [9]; 10. 29-Jason Shultz [11]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [12]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [16]; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski [15]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 17. 44H-Joey Hershey [17]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [9]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [19]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [10]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [14]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [22]; 12. 35S-Justin Henderson [17]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [12]; 14. 11T-TJ Stutts [13]; 15. 55-Mike Wagner [25]; 16. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [21]; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth [6]; 19. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 20. 2-AJ Flick [15]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [24]; 22. 5T-Tyler Reeser [26]; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 24. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [18]; 27. 27-Greg Hodnett [27] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer (1-8), Freddie Rahmer (9-31) ** Green/white/checker restart forced main event to go extra lap.

**Greg Hodnett and Aaron Reutzel each involved in an accident during their respective dash. Their decision to move to a back-up car forced them to forfeit their A-main starting spots, hence each driver starting at the tail of the field, but ahead of the provisional starters.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Port Royal Speedway on 9/7/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4950
2. Carson Macedo - 4932
3. Chad Kemenah - 4840
4. Paul McMahan - 4688
5. Dave Blaney - 4538
6. Cale Conley - 4280
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4004
8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848
10. Tyler Esh - 3738

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions to invade the ‘Speed Palace’ for historic Tuscarora 50 weekend

MAVTV Motorsports Network will be on hand to capture both days of Tuscarora weekend for future broadcast

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 5, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and the world-renown Pennsylvania Posse will face-off yet again in the heart of the Keystone State, but this time battling head-to-head for one of sprint car racing’s most sought-after prizes; the Tuscarora 50.

Awarding a grand prize equaling $51,000 in 2018, the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 will takeover Port Royal Speedway headlines on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8, and will be complete with two, full programs. Friday’s Night Before The Tuscarora 50 main event will award a $5,000 top prize and will utilize a standard All Star Circuit of Champions format. The Saturday night finale, capped-off with a 50-lap main event awarding the coveted $51,000 payday, will feature a unique format, but will still award All Star championship points. Saturday’s total purse stretches to a staggering $106,000.

Lance Dewease is on a roll at Port Royal Speedway during All Star Circuit of Champions competition and will enter the weekend as a heavy favorite. Full-time All Star competitors, including recent Labor Day Classic champion and Texas native Aaron Reutzel, will attempt to end Dewease’s winning streak of five straight All Star victories at the ‘Speed Palace’ including the Keith Kauffman Classic in April, as well as the 2017 Tuscarora 50 and the Night Before The Tuscarora 50. The $50,000 winner’s share in 2017 was the richest payday in Port Royal Speedway history, that until the 2018 winner’s share was announced.

Shining on home dirt, Kunkletown’s Ryan Smith, who eventually finished second in the 2017 All Star championship standings, finished second during Tuscarora 50 main event action a year ago. Recently appointed wheelman for Destiny Motorsports, Brock Zearfoss, finished third, followed by Lucas Wolfe and the ‘Madman’ Kerry Madsen. There were 66 entrants signed-in for competition.

Ahead by a mere 14 markers in the current All Star driver championship standings, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Central Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday. The former ASCS national champion turned All Star owns eight victories on the season, accompanied by 19 top-five finishes in 37 feature starts. Incidentally, Reutzel’s most recent trip to victory lane occurred in the Keystone State, earning the $5,000 top prize during Thunder Cup competition at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 23.

With only 94 points separating the top three in the driver championship, the race for the title is far from over. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo will enter Port Royal Speedway’s gates second in the title chase, followed by six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah. Despite each driver trailing Reutzel in the win column, Macedo with four and Kemenah with two, the consistency is comparable. To date, Macedo and the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G entry have amassed 19 top-ten finishes, most recently earning a victory during the Dirt Classic Ohio finale at Attica Raceway Park on September 1. Kemenah, driver of the familiar Hunter Racing No. 10H, owns a Series-leading 21 top-five finishes and kicked-off the year by earning the All Star opener at Bubba Raceway Park on February 1.

Nashville’s Paul McMahan and High Point, North Carolina’s Dave Blaney currently sit third and fourth in the All Star driver championship, respectively, and own a combined total of three All Star Circuit of Champions victories on the year, McMahan leading the pair with two.

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7. The All Star drivers meeting, as well as hot laps, will share identical times on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8; 5:30 p.m. drivers meeting and 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the ‘Speed Palace’ live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

For those who cannot make the trip to Port Royal Speedway for Tuscarora 50 weekend, Speed Shift TV will have a live pay-per-view internet broadcast available for purchase beginning Friday. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Tuscarora 50 weekend. MAVTV Motorsports Network will air the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and the Tuscarora 50 on consecutive Sundays beginning October 14. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on October 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., followed by the Tuscarora 50 on October 21 in the exact same time slots. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Wayne County Speedway on 9/2/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4818 2. Carson Macedo - 4804 3. Chad Kemenah - 4724 4. Paul McMahan - 4554 5. Dave Blaney - 4430 6. Cale Conley - 4190 7. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3914 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848 10. Tyler Esh - 3648

 

 

Tim Shaffer earns Pete Jacobs Memorial title worth $10,000 at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 2, 2018) - An emotional victory for Demyan-Rudzik Racing crew chief, Cody Jacobs, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer picked up right where he left off two days prior and earned his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in three starts, this time earning the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial title at Wayne County Speedway worth $10,000.

Dominating the feature field once taking command for the first time on lap 18 of 35, the Aliquippa, Pa., native earned his 64th-career All Star Circuit of Champions victory from the outside of row four, battling his way into the top three as early as lap eight, eventually crossing under the final checkers ahead of the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith and rising star, Gio Scelzi. The win was Shaffer’s third of the 2018 season during All Star competition.

“Man, what an awesome race,” an excited Tim Shaffer said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane. “This place has always been kinda tough for me, but today being Cody’s [Jacobs] birthday, and this race honoring his great-grandfather, I really wanted to win it. This car was just awesome and I really drove the wheels off of it.”

“We were really close last year and ran second,” Cody Jacobs added, crew chief for the Demyan-Rudzik entry. “Like I said earlier tonight, this race isn’t just about the $10,000. I’m really happy to get it for my family. We’re having a great year and we have some great people behind us. Everyone seems to be really working together and they are giving us great equipment. I believe I’m working with one of the best in the world and as long as I am able to do my job, I think we’ll always be OK.”

Tim Shaffer’s path to victory lane was impressive. Although the first five laps were relatively quiet for the former All Star champion, Shaffer’s first big move of the evening occurred just after a lap six restart, actually picking up a pair of positions on lap eight that propelled Shaffer from fifth to third around Aaron Reutzel and Cap Henry.

Race leader and pole-sitter Ryan Smith, who survived an early duel with Aaron Reutzel for the top spot on lap three, escaped to a near-three second lead after the lap six caution. Although he seemed invincible out front, lapped traffic, which came into play for the first time with 12 laps in the books, proved to be Smith’s demise, allowing Gio Scelzi, who forced his way to second after the lap six caution, and Shaffer to close the gap in a hurry.

By lap 16, Scelzi, aboard the Indy Race Parts No. 71, was right on the tail tank of Smith with Shaffer in tow. Before caution flags could appear for the second time on lap 17, Shaffer had already worked his away around Scelzi to clinch the runner-up spot, thus setting up a restart with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ right in Smith’s rearview mirror.

When green flag action returned, Shaffer was able to keep pace with Smith for the entire circuit, eventually setting up his winning move on lap 18. Using the turn two cushion, Shaffer got a great run down the backstretch and forced his way underneath Smith at the entrance of turn three. The move stuck, soon beating Smith in a drag race back to the flagstand to complete the 18th circuit.

Although the main event was halted on three more occasions for cautions on laps 20, 21, and 25, two of which for stoppages and ultimately an open red, Shaffer remained untouchable at the front of the field, extending his advantage to well over two seconds, twice. The main event’s final caution on lap 25 gave Shaffer a clear track and clean air to work with for the final 11 circuits. Although the leaders reached traffic again on lap 31, Shaffer proved to be too strong, never faltering and crossing under the final checkers by a comfortable margin of victory.

“The cautions do help a lot when they play into your favor, but we were good in dirty air, too,” Shaffer continued. “We’ve been really good all weekend. We kinda stumbled upon some things and they seem to be really working well for this RPM Chassis. Any win is huge right now. They seem to be getting harder and harder to get. We have some big money races coming up. Hopefully we can put ourselves in position and be up front.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the month of September with a visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The ‘Speed Palace’ will host the traveling All Stars for two, full nights of competition beginning with the $5,000-to-win, Night Before The Tuscarora 50 program on Friday, September 7. The weekend will conclude with the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 awarding a $51,000 top prize on Saturday, September 8. Saturday’s total purse exceeds $100,000.

More news and notes regarding the 51st edition of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway will be released in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online at www.allstartsprint.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - September 2, 2018:
Pete Jacobs Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 15.120 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 15.043 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Lee Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Hunter Schuerenberg
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: George Hobaugh
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+12)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11n-Parker Price-Miller, 15.254; 2. 4L-Cap Henry, 15.322; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.368; 4. 97-Broc Martin, 15.469; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 15.478; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.619; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.798; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs, 15.821; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.911

Group (B)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 15.141; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.364; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.416; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.458; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.532; 6. C1-Clay Riney, 15.633; 7. 38K-Trey Jacobs, 15.773; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.783; 9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.921

Group (C)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.166; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.319; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.465; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.474; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.504; 6. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.504; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 16.109; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 16.314; 9. 4K-Kris Davis, NT

Group (D)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.043; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.381; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.406; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.462; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.553; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.656; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.877; 8. 23-Nick Patterson, 16.111

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [5]; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan [9]; 7. 97-Broc Martin [1]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 9. 9-Dean Jacobs [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 38K-Trey Jacobs [7]; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 8. C1-Clay Riney [6]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]; 8. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [1]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw [3]; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs [14]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [9]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson [11]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 10. 38K-Trey Jacobs [4]; 11. 4B-Steve Butler [12]; 12. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [7]; 13. 70M-Henry Malcuit [8]; 14. 35-Tyler Esh [13]; 15. 4K-Kris Davis [15]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [15]; 9. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [19]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [23]; 14. 5M-Max Stambaugh [20]; 15. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 16. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [11]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [25]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 19. 4-Brock Zearfoss [18]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]; 21. 97-Broc Martin [22]; 22. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 23. A79-Brandon Wimmer [17]; 24. 40-George Hobaugh [21]; 25. 3-Jac Haudenschild [16] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1), Aaron Reutzel (2), Ryan Smith (3-17), Tim Shaffer (18-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Wayne County Speedway on 9/2/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4818
2. Carson Macedo - 4804
3. Chad Kemenah - 4724
4. Paul McMahan - 4554
5. Dave Blaney - 4430
6. Cale Conley - 4190
7. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
8. Brandon Spithaler - 3914
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848
10. Tyler Esh - 3648

 

 

Carson Macedo claims Dirt Classic Ohio finale at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (September 1, 2018) - Close on so many occasions, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo finally earned his way to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane at Attica Raceway Park, this team utilizing the pole position to score the 2018 Dirt Classic Ohio finale worth $5,000. For Macedo, the All Star triumph at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ bumped his career total to five with the Tony Stewart-owned organization, all of which taking shape at five different facilities.

Leading on two occasions during the 40-lap showstopper, Macedo earned the top spot for the second and final time on lap ten, ultimately crossing under the final checkers ahead of Cale Thomas, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, and Cap Henry.

“This is one of the hardest places in the world to win at, in my opinion,” Carson Macedo said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G. “There are so many good, local teams that run here every week. They have a lot of laps here. We’ve been so fast during prior All Stars starts at Attica, but something always seems to go wrong, or something happens, or we have bad luck. To get the win tonight for my team is obviously really special. I have a blast driving their race car.”

Starting from the outside-pole position, Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas earned the early jump to lead lap one over Carson Macedo and Craig Mintz. Thomas’ command ended just as quickly as it started, eventually slipping off-track at the exit of turn two and losing four spots. Macedo inherited the top spot after Thomas’ mishap, racing to the flagstand to complete lap two with Mintz, Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry, and Thomas in tow. Macedo escaped from the field rather quickly, increasing his advantage to a near-straightaway by the completion of lap five.

It would not take long before Mintz was able to race himself into the picture, chopping away at Macedo’s lead to a mere car length by lap eight. As the front-runners approached traffic for the first time, it was then when Mintz made his move for the top spot, actually getting a run on Macedo at the exit of turn two on lap nine. After a backstretch drag race ending in Mintz’s favor, Macedo attempted to return the favor by sliding Mintz in turns three and four. Showing experience, Mintz was able to turn the car back down the track and beat Macedo back to the flagstand to lead lap nine. Mintz’s command under green was short-lived as caution flags waved for the first time on lap ten. Despite taking a wild ride outside of turns one and two, Stuart Brubaker walked away unharmed.

Although losing the top spot to Mintz, Macedo wasted little time and regained control almost immediately, this time utilizing the single-file restart to slingshot around Mintz as the pair completed lap ten. Although an exciting turn of events, caution flags reappeared just two circuits later, once again erasing all momentum and setting up a single-file restart.

Green flag action returned soon enough with Macedo back in charge over Mintz, Thomas, Jacobs, and Henry. An open track gave Macedo an opportunity to escape from the field, but like in the early stages of the 40-lap program, Mintz eventually reeled-in the Gaerte/Norman entry, once again utilizing lapped cars to track down the leader.

From lap 18 until lap 22, Mintz did everything in his power to maneuver around Macedo in traffic, but the attempts never resulted in his favor. Perhaps his boldest attempt, a wicked slider through turns three and four on lap 21, was his best chance of regaining the lead from the Californian. The slider did not stick, allowing Macedo to maintain his momentum and escape from the field, once again.

From that point forward, it was all Macedo at the front of the field, actually running away to a near-five second lead just before caution flags flew for the final time on lap 35. The final six circuits were also flawless for Macedo, rim-riding the cushion to score the $5,000 payday. Cale Thomas chased Macedo to the final checkers, followed by Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, and Cap Henry.

“It was cool to battle with Craig Mintz during parts of that race. Craig was the first person to give me a shot out here in a Ohio,” Macedo continued. “They allowed me to get some laps around these places and gain a little confidence. I’m forever grateful for him and his dad, Les. They are awesome people and to be able to battle with him is really special.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their Labor Day weekend triple-header with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sunday, September 2. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle Ohio’s finest during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial, all vying for the $10,000 payday. Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms is the defending Pete Jacobs Memorial champion; his first-ever victory during All Star competition.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Dirt Classic Ohio EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.625 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 12.270 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Travis Philo All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Thomas Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Craig Mintz Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cap Henry JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo Wix Filters Dash #2: Cale Thomas Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ryan Smith Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+10) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award) Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.450; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.633; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.665; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.698; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.712; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.808; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.931; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.296; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, NT

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.363; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.494; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.629; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.713; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.771; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.023; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.033; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.631

Group (C) 1. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.295; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.466; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.523; 4. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.610; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.669; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser, 12.859; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.895; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.288

Group (D) 1. 11n-Parker Price-Miller, 12.270; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.455; 3. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.476; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.572; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.628; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.715; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron, 12.903; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.968

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [7]; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [13]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 11. 20I-Kesley Ivy [12]; 12. 4K-Kody Kinser [7]; 13. 4H-Tracy Hines [11]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [11]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 10. 4-Brock Zearfoss [17]; 11. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 12. 22C-Cole Duncan [21]; 13. 11-Ryan Smith [23]; 14. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 16. 23-DJ Foos [18]; 17. 16-Chris Andrews [15]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 22. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 23. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 24. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8] Lap Leaders: Cale Thomas (1), Carson Macedo (2-8), Craig Mintz (9), Carson Macedo (10-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Attica Raceway Park on 9/1/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4678 2. Carson Macedo - 4670 3. Chad Kemenah - 4586 4. Paul McMahan -4424 5. Dave Blaney - 4310 6. Cale Conley - 4062 7. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3788 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3730 10. Tyler Esh - 3558

 

 

Tim Shaffer wins Dirt Classic Ohio opener at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (August 31, 2018) - Adding to an illustrious career resume that now includes 63 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer opened the 2018 Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park with a victory, this time holding off Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry to do so. The $5,000 victory was Shaffer’s seventh at the Attica highbanks during All Star competition, taking the lead officially on lap nine with a bold move in traffic.

“This is awesome. I hope I have a lot more years left in me,” an elated Tim Shaffer said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, driver of the Rudzik Excavating No. 49X. “This team is really working together and this new RPM car is awesome. Cody [Jacobs] is doing an awesome job. The whole Rudzik gang is here tonight. They are just a great group of guys to be with. We started the year off high, but kinda leveled off through the middle of the year. Now we are starting to get back rolling again. It feels great.”

After a caution during the initial start that included Lee Jacobs and Dave Blaney, the Dirt Classic Ohio opener at Attica Raceway Park was officially underway with Carson Macedo earning the early jump over pole-sitter Tim Shaffer and Travis Philo. Macedo drove away in clean air for the first five circuits, quickly catching the tail-end of the field as the leaders approached the flagstand to complete lap six.

By lap seven, Shaffer was clearly on the move and powered forward to pull even with Macedo to create a side-by-side battle for the top spot. The top two battled wheel-to-wheel for the next two circuits until Shaffer made a bid for the top spot on lap nine, using Attica’s infamous cushion to slingshot around Macedo at the exit of turn four to complete the circuit. Although traffic created an instant roadblock for the four-time All Star champion, the chaos quickly came to a close as caution flags appeared once again on lap 11.

Green flag action soon returned with Shaffer navigating an open track and clean air. It was not until lap 16 when traffic came back into the picture, and even then, Shaffer’s pace at the front of the field was uninterrupted. Although Shaffer raced in cruise control, it was the action behind him that was beginning to heat up which included Macedo, fifth-starting Cap Henry, fourth-starting Travis Philo, and third-starting Brock Zearfoss, all battling and exchanging positions inside the top five.

Cap Henry, who undoubtedly was working the hardest to get near the front, utilized the lap 11 restart to move into fourth around Zearfoss, eventually working by Philo to take the third spot on lap 14. Soon thereafter, Zearfoss, the newly hired gun for Destiny Motorsports, also worked around the familiar No. 5T of Travis Philo to lock down the fourth spot on lap 23.

Continuing his shuffle toward the front, Henry pounced once again, this time using a gnarly slide job in traffic to get by Macedo to take the runner-up spot on lap 29. Unfortunately for Henry, a momentum shift in the form of a caution on lap 31 erased all possibility of hunting down Tim Shaffer in traffic. The caution was soon followed by red flag conditions on the ensuing restart, this time for Broc Martin, who was also the culprit in the earlier caution. Despite taking a wicked tumble outside of turns one and two, Martin walked away unharmed.

The green flag waved once again giving Tim Shaffer clean air and an open track to work with. As Shaffer resumed his commanding lead, it was Macedo who took advantage of the restart, ultimately working by Henry to regain the runner-up spot. As the laps clicked up to 40, the top three remained the same with Shaffer holding on to earn the Dirt Classic Ohio opening night victory, followed by Macedo and Henry at the final checkers.

“The yellow flags actually played in our favor, but I really didn’t mind the traffic,” Shaffer continued. “Cody gave me a car that was able to move all around the race track so the traffic wasn’t an issue. I actually put my wing a little too far back there toward the end and I thought maybe I was going to give it up, but it all worked out. You could really move all around tonight; top, bottom, through the middle. Hats off the track crew here tonight. They did an awesome job. Tomorrow is a whole new night. We’ll have to put ourselves in position, but we are going to try and do it again.”

Dirt Classic Ohio action at Attica Raceway Park will continue tomorrow - Saturday, September 1 - with another $5,000-to-win program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. The All Stars will conclude their long, holiday weekend on Sunday, September 2, with the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. The All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by hot laps 5 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: - Friday, August 31, 2018: Dirt Classic Ohio EMi Driver’s Meeting: 29 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Broc Martin - 12.775 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.315 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Carson Macedo All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Stuart Brubaker JE Pistons Dash: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Aaron Reutzel Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+11) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.426; 2. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.550; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.599; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.712; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.745; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.938; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.138; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.159; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.231; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.567

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.487; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.561; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.644; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.731; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.807; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.917; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.952; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.109; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.605

Group (C) 1. 11N-Parker Price-Miller, 12.544; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.590; 3. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.613; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.664; 5. 97-Broc Martin, 12.680; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.714; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.780; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.852; 9. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.158

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [8]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 8. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith [7]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [5]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [8]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [11]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 6. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 7. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [20]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [22]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 15. 2+-Brian Smith [24]; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah [18]; 17. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 18. 23-DJ Foos [23]; 19. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 20. 16-Chris Andrews [10]; 21. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 24. 22C-Cole Duncan [21] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-8), Tim Shaffer (9-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Attica Raceway Park on 8/31/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4544 2. Carson Macedo - 4520 3. Chad Kemenah - 4466 4. Paul McMahan - 4292 5. Dave Blaney - 4202 6. Cale Conley - 3972 7. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3676 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3602 10. Tyler Esh - 3454

 

 

Dirt Classic Ohio doubleheader and Pete Jacobs Memorial headline All Star Labor Day schedule

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 29, 2018) - Closing down the month of August and opening the month of September all in the same weekend, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2018 campaign with a three-race sweep through the Buckeye State, this time aiming their compasses toward a pair of facilities certainly synonymous with All Star Circuit of Champions competition; Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway. The Labor Day weekend triple-header will award a total winner’s share equalling $20,000, half of which during Saturday’s visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval.’

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off the long, holiday weekend with the Attica Ambush/Dirt Classic Ohio doubleheader at Attica Raceway Raceway on Friday and Saturday, August 31 & September 1. The two-day program will be complete with two, full, All Star events, each awarding a $5,000 payday.

The Attica bullring has hosted the All Stars on three separate occasions thus far in 2018 and has awarded three different winners. Most recently, Nashville’s Paul McMahan earned the All Star triumph at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 15, which officially opened the door on the 2018 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial has quickly grown into one of the schedule’s most sought-after prizes. Awarding a $10,000 payday, the event, honoring Wayne County Speedway’s original property owner and founder, Pete Jacobs, will feature some of the best local talent in the great state of Ohio, all racing head-to-head with the best that the All Stars have to offer.

Former All Star full-timer, Caleb Helms, is the defending $10,000 winner at Wayne County Speedway, holding off Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan at the final checkers. Adding even more glamour to the Pete Jacobs Memorial victory, it was Helms’ first-ever All Star triumph.

Exchanging the top spot on multiple occasions in 2018, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will enter the Labor Day swing on top of the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings. Boasting a point cushion much larger than it has been, Reutzel sits on top of the standings by 42 markers; an effort padded by consistency in the form of 25 top-ten finishes in 34 feature attempts.

Reutzel, who also owns the All Star win column this season with eight victories to date, most recently earned a victory during action at Grandview (Pa.) Speedway on Thursday, August 23. Although not his first All Star win in Pennsylvania, accomplishing victories on the western edge during visits to Sarver, Erie, and Pittsburgh, the victory was his first amongst the Pennsylvania Posse, keeping the defending Thunder Cup winner, Freddie Rahmer, in his rearview mirror.

Carson Macedo and Chad Kemenah will enter the Ohio triple-header currently second and third in the All Star driver championship chase, respectively, followed by Paul McMahan and Dave Blaney. Certainly a competitive group in the hunt for Reutzel’s position, Macedo, Kemenah, McMahan, and Blaney own a combined total of seven All Star victories in 2018, Macedo leading the pack with three.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 31, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. Continuing the same trend, the All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after BAPS Motor Speedway on 8/26/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4416 2. Carson Macedo - 4374 3. Chad Kemenah - 4348 4. Paul McMahan - 4166 5. Dave Blaney - 4098 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3536 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 10. Tyler Esh - 3364

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Tony Stewart leads an All Star stompin’ at BAPS Motor Speedway

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (August 26, 2018) - Showing the sprint car world a Tony Stewart of old on Sunday evening in Central Pennsylvania, Smoke helped his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 close out their four-race trek through Pennsylvania Posse Country by earning a victory at BAPS Motor Speedway, ultimately leading a dominant All Star roster that placed seven competitors inside the top-ten, Smoke included, two of which on top of the feature podium. For Stewart, the $5,000 victory was his first with the traveling All Stars since winning at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway over one year ago, bumping his career total to three during All Star competition.

Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley survived an intense battle with Paul McMahan, Lance Dewease and Carson Macedo to finish second during the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops program, followed by Dewease, McMahan, and Aaron Reutzel.

“Anytime you can come to Central Pennsylvania and beat the Pennsylvania Posse is pretty special. These are some of the best drivers in the country. We are all very excited to be up here right now,” Tony Stewart explained, driver of the Textron Off Road/RUSH Truck Centers/Sage Fruit/Ford Performance/No. 14 sprint car. “I try to learn from everyone I race with, especially my teammate, Donny Schatz. Donny is a true friend of mine and a mentor. We try to learn a lot from each other. He is a great person to have around.”

Although Tony Stewart’s march to the front started from the inside of row three, he did not crack into the top-five for the first time, officially, until lap eight.

After a red flag incident on lap three for Anthony Fiore, a caution on lap 11 stacked the field once again giving Stewart another opportunity to improve. When green flag action resumed, Stewart was able to immediately work beyond Aaron Reutzel for fourth, then setting aim for one of the three podium positions held down by Carson Macedo, Cale Conley, and race leader, Paul McMahan.

Less than a handful of circuits later, Stewart proved to the packed house at BAPS Motor Speedway that he was a man on a mission on Sunday evening, actually taking Macedo and Conley three wide into turns three and four on lap 14. Stewart hugged the bottom with Conley and Macedo racing through the middle and on the cushion. The move was gutsy, but it worked, eventually crossing under the flagstand to complete lap 14 in the runner-up spot, now with McMahan in his viewfinder.

A caution on lap 16 gave Stewart an opportunity to restart on the tail tank of McMahan. The opportunity proved beneficial for the Columbus, Ind., native, soon battling by the Nashville resident via Elk Grove, Calif., on lap 18. From that point forward, it was the ‘Smoke Show,’ cruising on to score the 30-lap, $5,000 victory over Cale Conley and a fast-closing Lance Dewease, who charged ten positions by feature’s end.

On a side note, Kyle Larson, who started from the outside-pole position, led the first two circuits on Sunday evening at BAPS Motor Speedway before suffering from mechanical failure; Larson was scored 23rd.

Rounding out the month of August and rapidly transitioning into the month of September, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will next tackle three events in the Buckeye State, invading Attica Raceway Park for Attica Ambush weekend on Friday and Saturday, August 31 & September 1, followed by the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday, September 2. The Attica Ambush will feature back-to-back, full programs for Tony Stewart’s All Stars awarding $5,000 each. Sunday’s Pete Jacobs Memorial will award a $10,000 top prize.

More information regarding the Labor Day weekend tour of Ohio will be posted in the near-future. Fans should stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Contingency Awards/Results: BAPS Motor Speedway - Sunday, August 26, 2018: Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 15.110 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 14.949 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brian Montieth Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kyle Larson Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo JE Pistons Dash #1: Paul McMahan Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson Classic Ink USA B-Main: Danny Dietrich Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tony Stewart MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+6) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.203; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.392; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.439; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.446; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.634; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.774; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.068; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.254; 9. 24H-Jeremy Hill, 99.090

Group (B) 1. 91F-Anthony Fiore, 15.311; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.326; 3. 21-Brian Montieth, 15.462; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.567; 5. 39-Cory Haas, 15.598; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 15.795; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.814; 8. 17G-George Streaker, 18.341

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.949; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 15.068; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.355; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.443; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.510; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 15.515; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.711; 8. 16-Matt Campbell, 16.484

Group (D) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.277; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.663; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.681; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.692; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.756; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 15.899; 7. 7ks-Dan Shetler, 16.016; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 99.300

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner [7]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 9. 24H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Montieth [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 5. 91F-Anthony Fiore [4]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6]; 8. 17G-George Streaker [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 8. 7KS-Dan Shetler [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 5. 91F-Anthony Fiore [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 3. 39-Cory Haas [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]; 9. 16-Matt Campbell [11]; 10. 24H-Jeremy Hill [13]; 11. 17G-George Streaker [12]; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner [8]; 13. 7KS-Dan Shetler [9]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [13]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [21]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [18]; 12. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe [20]; 15. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody [15]; 17. 39-Cory Haas [23]; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [14]; 19. 44-Trey Starks [22]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [24]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [19]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 23. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 24. 91F-Anthony Fiore [9] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1,2), Paul McMahan (3-17), Tony Stewart (18-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after BAPS Motor Speedway on 8/26/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4416 2. Carson Macedo - 4374 3. Chad Kemenah - 4348 4. Paul McMahan - 4166 5. Dave Blaney - 4098 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3536 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 10. Tyler Esh - 3364

 

Carson Macedo holds off PA Posse at Lincoln Speedway

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - August 25, 2018: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 13.400 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 13.205 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Adam Wilt All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Freddie Rahmer Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Glatfelter Wix Filters Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brian Montieth (+10) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award) Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.205; 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.580; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.598; 4. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.604; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.700; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz, 13.709; 7. 16-Matt Campbell, 13.725; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.749; 9. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.905; 10. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.194

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.257; 2. 39-Cory Haas, 13.515; 3. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.581; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.678; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.709; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.783; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.785; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.057; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 99.190

Group (C) 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.362; 2. 87k-Alan Krimes, 13.378; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.412; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.583; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.652; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.678; 7. 7ks-Dan Shetler, 13.817; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.834; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.557

Group (D) 1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.485; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.539; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.649; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.654; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.699; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.789; 7. 1s-Tim Wagaman, 13.877; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.910; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.278

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 15-Adam Wilt [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz [6]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [7]; 8. 59-Jim Siegel [9]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [3]; 6. 7KS-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [2]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 6. 1S-Tim Wagaman [7]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 15-Adam Wilt [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 4R-Chase Dietz [2]; 4. 1S-Tim Wagaman [5]; 5. 16-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [10]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [13]; 11. 7KS-Dan Shetler [4]; 12. 35-Tyler Esh [15]; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski [12]; 14. 74-Dwayne Gutshall [11]; 15. 3B-Randy Baughman [14]; 16. 5-Tyler Ross [16]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [14]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [13]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [17]; 10. 1X-Chad Trout [9]; 11. 4-Brock Zearfoss [20]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [12]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer [15]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 16. 59-Jim Siegel [25]; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19]; 18. 4R-Chase Dietz [23]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 20. 70-Dave Blaney [18]; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [11]; 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [26]; 24. 15-Adam Wilt [10]; 25. 1S-Tim Wagaman [24]; 26. 69-Tim Glatfelter [1]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lincoln Speedway on 8/25) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4276 2. Carson Macedo - 4236 3. Chad Kemenah - 4214 4. Paul McMahan - 4024 5. Dave Blaney - 3990 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3704 8. Parker Price-Miller -3466 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3412 10. Tyler Esh - 3258

 

 

Freddie Rahmer and Jim Siegel win Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20's at Williams Grove Speedway

By Shawn Brouse:

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Freddie Rahmer drove by Kyle Larson in lapped traffic and on to win the first 20-lap main event Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as part of the Jack Gunn Memorial sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Jim Siegel inherited the lead when Chad Trout had trouble in lapped traffic and held off Tony Stewart to win $4,000 in the second main Event.

The All Stars have never beaten the Williams Grove regulars in a sanctioned race pushing their record to 35-0.

Rahmer’s second career All Star win was worth $4,000. It was his second Grove win of the season.

“I knew once we got the lead it was a long way from over,” Rahmer said referring to Larson. “We weren’t bad after the restart. I wasn’t cutting the corners like I wish I was. Then we got to lapped cars and made a couple good moves that probably kept him just far enough away to get it done.”

“The whole night it wasn’t turning in like I needed it to,” Rahmer said. “We changed the car and I knew after the first lap or so, we were going to be okay. The car was night and day different.” Larson and Grandview winner and All Star point leader Aaron Reutzel shared the front row. Reutzel got the jump, but the yellow flew when Jac Haudenschild hit the second turn fence.

Larson streaked away on the second start as third starting Rahmer passed Reutzel for second.

Larson led by 2.663 seconds with four laps completed. He reached slower traffic with six down and Rahmer closed.

Larson went to the bottom to try and lap cars as they raced into turn one. Rahmer shot by on the outside taking the lead with 11 laps to go. Larson stayed right with Rahmer as Chad Trout slowed bringing out the yellow two laps later getting the leaders out of traffic.

“I wanted to see the caution because the track’s pretty fast and you could easily get yourself in trouble there,” Rahmer said. “The yellow definitely helped us. Get us into clean air. Ever since the middle of Speedweek, we’ve been driving better and the car is a little bit better. Everything is going good. We’re still not where I think we’re capable of being. We’re close anyway.”

Rahmer controlled the restart and final laps through traffic beating Larson by .347. Reutzel, Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer completed the top five. Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Ryan Smith and Chad Kemenah rounded out the top 10.

An inversion of all lead lap cars was used for the second 20-lap main event putting Danny Dietrich on the pole and Chad Trout second.

They traded the lead twice in the opening lap with Trout securing the top spot over Dietrich and Jim Siegel.

The yellow flew with four laps completed when Robbie Kendall slowed in turn four.

Close racing in the first turn on the restart resulted in Dietrich spinning up across the turn and into the fence.

Tony Stewart passed Dave Blaney on the restart taking third as Trout built a comfortable lead over Siegel.

At the half-way point, he led by 3.037 seconds and reached slower traffic. That traffic cost Trout on the frontstretch on lap 11 as contact with Tyler Esh caused him to spin bringing out the yellow.

That handed the lead to Siegel over Stewart and Blaney.

He controlled the restart and one more lap was completed before Brandon Spithaler slowed with seven laps to go.

Siegel won by 1.118 over Stewart for his first career All Star win and first Grove win in six seasons.

“It’s amazing,” Siegel said. “We built a couple different racecars just trying to get me comfortable. This is a brand new RPM Chassis. First night on it. It feels great to park it in Victory Lane. It’s my first All Star win. It’s something I’ve been after for a long time. My dad won one here back in ’96. He really loved following the All Stars and it means a lot to me to get an All Star win.”

Blaney, Steve Buckwalter, and Anthony Macri completed the top five. Larson started 21st and finished sixth. Greg Hodnett, Brock Zearfoss, Brian Montieth rounded out the top 10. Rahmer dropped out of the main Event.

Dewease set fast time over the 35-car field with a lap of 16.584. Tim Shaffer, Anthony Macri, Brian Montieth and Tony Stewart won the eight-lap heat races. Larson and Reutzel won the dashes and Brock Zearfoss the B-main.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday, Aug 24, 2018: Jack Gunn Memorial EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 17.497 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lance Dewease - 16.584 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Anthony Macri Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Montieth Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart JE Pistons Dash #1: Kyle Larson Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brock Zearfoss Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+9), Kyle Larson (+14) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.919; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.995; 3. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 17.141; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 17.166; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 17.390; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.504; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway, 17.687; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.750; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 99.000

Group (B) 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.829; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.016; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.034; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.034; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.100; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 17.181; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.212; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes, 17.250; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.263

Group (C) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.584; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.635; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.791; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.872; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.951; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.955; 7. 1s-Tim Wagaman, 17.041; 8. 14M-Mark Smith, 17.336; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo, 99.230

Group (D) 1. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.842; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.048; 3. 39-Cory Haas, 17.064; 4. O-Rick Lafferty, 17.069; 5. 11-Ryan Smith, 17.083; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.096; 7. 58-Jim Siegel, 17.299; 8. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.306

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 6. 14M-Mark Smith [8]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 9. 1S-Tim Wagaman [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 4. O-Rick Lafferty [1]; 5. 58-Jim Siegel [7]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [2]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 1S-Tim Wagaman [2]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [7]; 8. 14M-Mark Smith [5]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 27G-Jay Galloway [9]; 11. 75-Nicole Bower [11]; 12. 47K-Kody Lehman [14]; 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]

A-Main #1 (20 Laps) 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [9]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [11]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [15]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 14. 4-Brock Zearfoss [21]; 15. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [25]; 17. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 18. 55K-Robbie Kendall [14]; 19. 58-Jim Siegel [19]; 20. 70-Dave Blaney [23]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [12]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [22]; 23. 1S-Tim Wagaman [24]; 24. 75-Nicole Bower [28]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [27]; 26. 39-Cory Haas [26]; 27. O-Rick Lafferty [17]; 28. 3-Jac Haudenschild [18]

A-Main #2 (20 Laps) 1. 58-Jim Siegel [4]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [20]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [12]; 8. 4-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 21-Brian Montieth [17]; 10. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [16]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [15]; 17. 1S-Tim Wagaman [22]; 18. 35-Tyler Esh [27]; 19. 69K-Lance Dewease [19]; 20. 75-Nicole Bower [23]; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 22. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21]; 24. 7K-Cale Conley [26]; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 27. 39-Cory Haas [25]; 28. 87-Aaron Reutzel [28]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Williams Grove Speedway on 8/24) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4136 2. Chad Kemenah - 4102 3. Carson Macedo - 4086 4. Paul McMahan - 3898 5. Dave Blaney - 3880 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3580 8. Parker Price-Miller -3466 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3322 10. Tyler Esh - 3168

 

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions has implemented rules changes that will take effect beginning with the 2019 season

BROWNSBURG, IN – August 24, 2018 – The All Star Circuit of Champions has implemented rules changes that will take effect beginning with the 2019 season. These changes cover the following components:

Chassis support bars Slip joints Wing T-post Steel left-front radius rod and rod ends Left and right nerf bars Elimination of bolt-to-bolt axle tethers

“Earlier this month during the Knoxville Nationals, we took a collective step forward by having initial discussions between tracks and series regarding the potential of a Sprint Car Council, which would identify best practices for improving safety, enhancing competition and facilitating participation by drivers and teams in multiple series,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “After thoughtful debate and careful consideration, the All Stars made the decision to implement these rules changes to promote safety and competition in our series, with the added benefit being that our drivers and teams can freely participate in other series using these same specifications.”

Chassis support bars

In 2019, all chassis will be required to have additional bars installed to support and decrease the span between the front and rear uprights. The new support bars must be an addition to the front and rear uprights. Any attempts to manipulate the front and rear uprights to conform to these measurements will not be tolerated or allowed at the discretion of All Star Circuit of Champions Series Officials. The left- and right-side support bars do not have to be the same. These additional bars will be minimum 1.375 X .083 ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material as per All Star Circuit of Champions current rule K.5.u.

Left- and right-side support bars may be one of two forms of a “Curved Support Bar” similar to current “Safety Bar” used in some chassis’ or a “Support Bar” similar to the All Star Circuit of Champions 2018 Rules Bulletin #1 dated March 9, 2018.

The Curved Support Bar will attach to the top rail to create a span between 15” and 20” from the front upright to the support bar. This measurement will be made from the rear point of the front upright to the forward point of the support bar. It will attach to the hip rail and have a gusset attached above the curve to the rear upright at the point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar. The outer most point of the curve will be between 4” and 7”, measured from the outer edge of the uprights.

The Support Bar will be attached to the top rail to create a span between 15” and 20” from the front upright. This measurement will be made from the rear point of the front upright to the forward point of the support bar. The bottom of the Support Bar will attach to the rear upright at the point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar.

Right side body opening shall remain the same per rule K.7.j. in the All Star Circuit of Champions Rule Book.

See drawings below.

Slip joints

Slip joints will no longer be allowed in any form. Bolted or clamped slip joints will no longer be allowed. If a current chassis has a slip joint, it will have to be welded the full circumference of the tube to become solid.

Wing T-post

Wing T-post will be built from 1” X .083” minimum ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material. No parts made from castings will be allowed on any wing T-post. Wing attachment designs will be subject to approval. Some approved design drawings are below.

Steel left-front radius rod and rod ends

The left-front radius rod is to be made of 4130 steel with steel rod ends.

Left and right nerf bars

All left- and right-side nerf bars must attach to the chassis at three points. Two-point side nerf hoops will no longer be allowed.

Elimination of bolt-to-bolt axle tethers

The 2019 season will be the last year axle tethers will be attached to the radius rod bolt on the axle. In January 2020, all axle tethers will either wrap around or clamp to the axle.

Also in 2019, all axle tethers will be required to attach to the front engine plate post or the rear bolt of the front radius rod and not the radiator post, per manufacturer’s instructions.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 438 Southpoint Circle Brownsburg, IN 46112

 

 

Aaron Reutzel holds off Rahmer and Larson for Thunder Cup win at Grandview Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (August 23, 2018) - Aaron Reutzel did what some would consider the impossible on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway: beat the Pennsylvania Posse on their home dirt.

Reutzel, driver of the familiar Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87, achieved his feat in fantastic fashion, not only leading all 35 circuits to kick-off the four-day Central Pennsylvania invasion, but he also held off a swarm of competitors battling behind him that included defending Thunder Cup champion, Freddie Rahmer, and NASCAR superstar, Kyle Larson. For Reutzel, the $5,000 Thunder Cup victory increased his season win count to eight with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1; his first in ‘Posse Country.’

“It is badass to beat the Posse,” an elated Aaron Reutzel said in Grandview Speedway victory lane. “This isn’t an easy place to come to and expect to win. This win is going to be very special to us considering what we were able to do. I really can’t say enough about this team. There are so many people who make this possible. It’s incredible.”

Although Reutzel was in charge the entire distance, the 35-lap main event did not count down without a challenge for the Clute, Texas, native. The former ASCS national champion and now All Star Circuit of Champions driver point leader was forced to deal with an immense amount of pressure from multiple drivers with most of the chaos occurring during the second half of the program.

Between laps 20 and 28, things were getting interesting for Reutzel. Tim Shaffer, who started from the pole position by way of dash victory, was starting to nip at the heels of Reutzel as the duo attempted to navigate traffic. At the same time, Paul McMahan, who actually raced in the runner-up spot from lap 11 until lap 20, was also beginning to apply pressure on the top pair, soon joined by fifth-row starter, Freddie Rahmer. By lap 22, Rahmer and McMahan each worked by Shaffer, eventually igniting a battle with each other that included two official position changes in three laps.

Meanwhile, Kyle Larson, who started ninth, was also starting to come alive, soon working his way to fourth behind Reutzel, Rahmer, and McMahan. The hornet's nest calmed down on lap 28 when back-to-back caution flags appeared, one for a spinning Tim Shaffer, ultimately ending the four-car battle for the top spot.

The pair of cautions on lap 28, and another caution on lap 33, acted as a saving grace for Aaron Reutzel, allowing the Texan to utilize a clear track and clean air. Despite a mad attempt by Larson, pounding the cushion on the final two circuits in hopes of sneaking around the top-three, the intent failed. Reutzel escaped to win by 1.3 seconds at the final checkers followed by Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan, Chad Kemenah.

“It kinda started off with me running the top, then I heard someone running below me so I switched to the bottom for a little bit. I thought that maybe I was going way to slow down there. When I saw the ‘51’ come on the board, I figured he was rolling through the middle because he gets around this place really good. I put my wing back and started trying that,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I knew that I didn’t want to see traffic because I was having a hard time getting by the slower cars. I was definitely better on the short runs, too. It all worked out in the end. Hopefully we can keep this up tomorrow at Williams Grove.”

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg will host the traveling All Stars on Friday, August 24, for the highly anticipated Jack Gunn Memorial. The annual program will feature a pair of 20-lap features each awarding a $4,000 top prize; the first twin feature format at the world-famous paperclip since 2015. Tony Stewart’s All Stars last visited Williams Grove Speedway in April with Lance Dewease picking up the high dollar payday. Dewease went on to sweep the weekend with the All Stars, also winning the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway the following evening.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will allow pit access beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24. The All Star drivers meeting will happen at 6:30 p.m, followed by hot laps at 7 p.m., sharp. Those looking for more information should visit Williams Grove Speedway on the Web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway - August 23, 2018: Thunder Cup: Smoke on the Hill 2 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 30 Entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Spencer Bayston - 11.402 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.243 seconds *NTR Ford Performance Heat #1: Spencer Bayston All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Dietrich Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cale Conley JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Mark Smith Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: JJ Grasso (+10) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.243; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 11.402; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.485; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.502; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 11.518; 6. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.555; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody, 11.650; 8. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.664; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor, 11.693; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.725

Group (B) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.487; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.488; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.628; 4. 87K-Alan Krimes, 11.694; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.736; 6. 37-JJ Grasso, 11.745; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 11.755; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 11.823; 9. 5-Tyler Ross, 11.890; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski, 12.132

Group (C) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.399; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 11.477; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.512; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.556; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 11.597; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 11.650; 7. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.664; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.804; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.853; 10. 19-Landon Myers, 11.949

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [9]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 10. M1-Mark Smith [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 87K-Alan Krimes [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 37-JJ Grasso [6]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]; 10. 5-Tyler Ross [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 10. 19-Landon Myers [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer 1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 3. 37-JJ Grasso [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 10. 5-Tyler Ross [11]; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [10]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [9]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [13]; 10. 37-JJ Grasso [20]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 13. 70-Dave Blaney [23]; 14. 20-Ryan Taylor [19]; 15. 3G-Carson Macedo [17]; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody [15]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer [24]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [16]; 21. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 23. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 24. M1-Mark Smith [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Grandview on 8/23) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 3992 2. Chad Kemenah - 3972 3. Carson Macedo - 3968 4. Paul McMahan - 3772 5. Dave Blaney - 3770 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3748 7. Cale Conley - 3490 8. Parker Price-Miller -3466 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3220 10. Tyler Esh - 3078

 

 

 

All Stars will challenge PA Posse four consecutive nights beginning Thursday at Grandview

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 21, 2018) - Moving south from the Empire State to the Keystone State, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their August campaign with a four-pack of programs in Central Pennsylvania, set to challenge the world-renown Pennsylvania Posse on four consecutive nights, all vying for a total winner’s share equalling $23,000.

The Central Pennsylvania quadruple-header will activate on Thursday evening, August 23, at the always-racey Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville. The annual Thunder Cup: Smoke on the Hill program will award a $5,000 top prize which will also feature All Star owner, Tony Stewart, in competition. Freddie Rahmer, son of Central Pennsylvania legend Fred Rahmer, is the defending All Star winner at Grandview, holding off Ryan Smith and Greg Hodnett to do so.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg will host the traveling All Stars on Friday, August 24, for the highly anticipated Jack Gunn Memorial. The annual program will feature a pair of 20-lap features in 2018, each awarding a $4,000 top prize; the first twin feature format at the world-famous paperclip since 2015. Tony Stewart’s All Stars last visited Williams Grove Speedway in April with Lance Dewease picking up the high dollar payday. Dewease went on to sweep the weekend with the All Stars, also winning the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway the following evening.

The ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for their first and only appearance of the season on Saturday, August 25. A surprise at the time, it was local favorite Glenndon Forsythe who earned the $5,000 share in 2017, doing so by holding off eventual Series champion for the sixth time, Chad Kemenah. Proving the true competitiveness of the Pennsylvania Posse, Kemenah was the only full-time All Star to finish within the top-ten a year ago. The Series will look to alter that statistic in less than a week, as well as take home the $5,000 winner’s share.

Capping off their four-race tour of the Keystone State, the All Star Circuit of Champions will invade BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, August 25, and will honor the life of Justin Snyder with the annual Salute to the Troops. Awarding a $5,000 top prize, the BAPS appearance will also be loaded with additional incentives including a $500 ‘Fast Time Award’ and a $500 ‘Hard Charger Award.’ Like Grandview and Lincoln, the BAPS Motor Speedway visit will be the first and only of 2018 for the traveling All Stars. Greg Hodnett is the defending Salute to the Troops event winner.

A battle that may not be settled until the Kokomo Speedway finale in October, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 driver title chase is close with three competitors within 20 points. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo, driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G who owns a pair of All Star victories this season, is now in charge of the driver championship standings, holding down a six-point advantage over Clute, Texas, native, Aaron Reutzel.

Reutzel, who is solidly in charge of the win column with seven victories in 2018, led the Series’ driver standings entering the recent New York swing, but contact with a fellow competitor while battling for the top spot at Lebanon Valley Speedway ultimately ended his command. After suffering from a flat tire, Reutzel eventually returned to the speedway, but only recovered to finish tenth. A top-five performance by Macedo propelled him to the top of the charts.

Six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, is currently third in the title chase trailing Macedo by 16 markers. Although behind the eight ball early in 2018 due to a series of disappointing results, Kemenah recovered quickly and is now in the hunt for an unprecedented seventh All Star championship.

A pair of sprint car Hall of Famers, Jac Haudenschild and Dave Blaney, currently sit fourth and fifth, respectively, in the All Star driver championship chase. Each ‘Buckeye’ own one victory on the season, as well as a combined 18 top-five finishes.

Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., will open pit gates at 2:30 p.m., officially, on Thursday, August 23. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at 6 p.m, followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. 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 in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will allow pit access beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24. The All Star drivers meeting will happen at 6:30 p.m, followed by hot laps at 7 p.m., sharp. Those looking for more information should visit Williams Grove Speedway on the Web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., will open pit gates at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m., officially, on Sunday, August 26. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5:45 p.m.. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit BAPS Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.bapsmotorspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lebanon Valley Speedway on 8/19) 1. Carson Macedo - 3848 2. Aaron Reutzel - 3842 3. Chad Kemenah - 3832 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3658 5. Dave Blaney - 3646 6. Paul McMahan - 3630 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 8. Cale Conley - 3362 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3130 10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Gerard McIntyre scores $7,000 at Lebanon Valley for first-ever All Star victory

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (August 19, 2018) - For the first time in his career, Gerard McIntyre is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, forced to out-duel All Star and Destiny Motorsports newcomer, Brock Zearfoss, during a green-white-checkered finish to do so, also scoring $7,000 in the process. McIntyre, driver of Mark Coldren Motorsports, No. 07 sprint car, led all but the first three circuits around Lebanon Valley Speedway’s high-banked, half-mile oval on Sunday night, ultimately inheriting the top spot on lap four after the top-two made contact while battling for the lead. Although gifted the point position, McIntyre’s campaign at the front of the field was constantly under pressure, soon forced to withstand multiple takeover attempts by Sammy Swindell and eventually Brock Zearfoss.

“I’m just really happy to have this opportunity,” an elated Gerard McIntyre said in Lebanon Valley Speedway victory lane. “The first part of the season wasn’t too hot for us, but during the last five races or so, we’ve really been able to pick things up and progress. Tonight played out in our favor. It was tough to pass and I was in the right place at the right time. It all worked out in the end and I am happy.”

Staring third on the feature grid, McIntyre’s big beak occurred just after a restart with three laps in the books. Aaron Reutzel, who started the 25-lap turned 26-lap program alongside pole-sitter Paul McMahan, attempted to slide McMahan for the lead as the pair entered turns one and two on lap four. Contact was made soon thereafter sending McMahan hard into the outside retaining wall. The unintentional contact also caused issues to Reutzel’s machine sending him pit side to replace a flat, right rear tire. Reutzel eventually returned to the speedway but McMahan would not. From that point forward, it was all McIntyre at the front of the field.

Although jumping out to a respectable advantage, McIntyre was soon forced to deal with Swindell, who was aboard the Jared Zimbardi-owned, No. 35 sprinter. A caution on lap 10 and pair of back-to-back cautions on lap 22 bunched the field back together giving Swindell a trio of opportunities to work around McIntyre. The New Oxford, Pa., native proved to be too strong on the ensuing restarts, keeping Swindell at bay even when the former World of Outlaws champion was able to peek his nose under him.

Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, who fought his way from seventh to third as early as lap ten, finally had the opportunity to battle his way around Swindell for second. The former Pennsylvania Posse representative turned All Star executed a perfect move at the exit of turn two to get around the Germantown, Tenn., native on lap 24.

Unfortunately for McIntyre, a caution on the final circuit resulted in a fuel stop giving Zearfoss an opportunity to restart on the tailtank of the familiar No. 07. All Star Circuit of Champions rules state that feature competition must end with two consecutive green flag laps, therefore, the field would utilize a green-white-checkered finish. Although close, Zearfoss was not able to capitalize, allowing McIntyre to escape to a .7 second margin of victory at the finish. The “Jonestown Jet” battled back to the line to finish second, followed by Sammy Swindell, Tony Stewart and Carson Macedo.

Only five events remain on the August schedule for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, four of which will be conducted in the Keystone State on August 23-26; four events in four days at four different facilities. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway, respectively, during their four-day trek through Posse Country, chasing a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000.

Adding extra hype to an already action-packed weekend, the visit to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 24, will feature twin 20-lap features for the traveling All Stars. Dubbed the Jack Gunn Memorial, each of the twin features will award a $4,000 top prize.

More information pertaining to the All Star visit to Central Pennsylvania will be posted in the near-future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media and online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lebanon Valley Speedway - Sunday, August 19, 2018:
Arctic Cat All Stars at ‘The Valley of Speed’
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 22 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 16.394 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell - 16.235 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Anthony Fiore
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gerard McIntyre
JE Pistons Dash: Paul McMahan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Gerard McIntyre
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+7)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.294; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.386; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.669; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.767; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.890; 6. 14B-Brett Wright, 18.097; 7. 88C-Chad Miller, 18.507; 8. 706-Mark Sasso, 19.086

Group (B)
1. 35Z-Sammy Swindell, 16.235; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.246; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.355; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.540; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.733; 6. 10-Joe Kata, 17.163; 7. 35T-Travis Esh, 20.655

Group (C)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.391; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.393; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.419; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.686; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.857; 6. i07-Darren Schott, 19.008; 7. 41U-Rick Stone, 19.195

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 6. 14B-Brett Wright [6]; 7. 88C-Chad Miller [7]; 8. 706-Mark Sasso [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [6]; 6. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 7. 35T-Travis Esh [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 6. i07-Darren Schott [6]; 7. 41U-Rick Stone [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 5. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 3. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [5]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [11]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [16]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 12. 10-Joe Kata [15]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [12]; 17. i07-Darren Schott [21]; 18. 35T-Travis Esh [22]; 19. 14B-Brett Wright [17]; 20. 88C-Chad Miller [18]; 21. 706-Mark Sasso [20]; 22. 41U-Rick Stone [19] Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1-3), Gerard McIntyre (4-26)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lebanon Valley Speedway)
1. Carson Macedo - 3848
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3842
3. Chad Kemenah - 3832
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3658
5. Dave Blaney - 3646
6. Paul McMahan - 3630
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3362
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3130
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Mother Nature wins at Orange County Fair Speedway; All Stars lose two in a row

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (August 18, 2018) - Early afternoon rain showers mixed with an extended forecast predicting additional precipitation has forced Orange County Fair Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials to cancel the Saturday evening program. Track and Series officials are working together to find a suitable make-up date.

With Mother Nature winning the first two rounds of the New York All Star swing, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will now conclude their New York trip on Sunday evening, August 19, at the ‘Valley of Speed’ - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. The All Stars will battle for a $7,000 top prize.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 34 Raceway) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712 2. Carson Macedo - 3708 3. Chad Kemenah - 3694 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538 5. Dave Blaney - 3510 6. Paul McMahan - 3508 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 8. Cale Conley - 3244 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002 10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

All Star visit to Utica-Rome Speedway cancelled

VERNON, N.Y. (August 16, 2018) - With a high percentage of precipitation in the forecast for much of the day on Friday, Utica-Rome Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials were left with no choice but to cancel the All Star visit to Utica-Rome Speedway set for Friday, August 17.

“Our goal was to do everything that we could to get the show in, but unfortunately, the forecast never improved and left us with little hope,” said Series director, Don Grabey. “We are currently working with track officials to find a suitable date to return in 2019.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will now kick-off their trek through the Empire State on Saturday evening, August 18, at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. One of the highest paying programs on the 2018 All Star schedule, the Saturday night visit will award a $10,000 top prize.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will conclude their New York swing on Sunday, August 19, at the ‘Valley of Speed’ - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will happen at 5:30 p.m, followed by All Star hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more about OCFS should visit the speedway on the Web at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 34 Raceway) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712 2. Carson Macedo - 3708 3. Chad Kemenah - 3694 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538 5. Dave Blaney - 3510 6. Paul McMahan - 3508 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 8. Cale Conley - 3244 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002 10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions will visit trio of tracks during three-day New York road trip

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 15, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season is about to hit high gear once again, as the touring sprint car series sets aim for a trio of stops in the Empire State; three tracks in three days all while chasing a combined winner’s share equalling $22,000. The New York triple-header will activate a busy stretch of competition for the touring All Stars. The month will conclude with a four-pack of events in ‘Pennsylvania Posse Country’ on August 23-26, followed by a stop at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park on Friday, August 31.

Checking off the schedule as the second New York swing of the 2018 season for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, the upcoming weekend will begin, officially, on Friday evening, August 17, with a visit to Utica-Rome Speedway near Vernon. The All Stars have visited Utica-Rome twice in Series history, never during Tony Stewart’s tenure as owner, with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer earning the top prize during the last visit in 2012. The visit to Utica-Rome Speedway on Friday will award a $5,000 top prize.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., arguably the largest oval on the 2018 Series schedule, will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, August 18. Awarding a $10,000 payday, All Star competitors will attempt the tame Orange County’s sprawling 5/8-mile oval during their invasion of southeast New York; just the second-ever visit by the All Star Circuit of Champions in Series history. Sammy Swindell, the most recent All Star winner while in action at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, is the defending Orange County Fair Speedway winner. Incidentally, Swindell’s victories at 34 Raceway and Orange County Fair Speedway were exactly one year apart - to the date.

‘The Valley Of Speed’ will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening, August 19, and will officially conclude the three-day swing through the Empire State. An oval just as demanding as Orange County Fair Speedway, Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., features an action-packed, high-banked, half-mile oval that is not for the faint of heart. The All Stars have made two prior appearances in West Lebanon, each during Tony Stewart’s tenure, welcoming two different winners to victory lane. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich is the defending All Star main event winner at Lebanon Valley Speedway. “Double-D” scored a $7,000 payday for his efforts, piloting the Tom Buch-owned No. 13 to an eighth-career All Star victory at the time. Like 2017, Lebanon Valley Speedway will award a $7,000 top prize in 2018, also awarding a minimum of $1,000 to each feature starter.

On top of what may go down as one of the closest point battles in Series history, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star Circuit of Champions charge into New York as the current All Star driver championship leader, holding a mere-four point lead over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo. Despite an overwhelming lead in the win column with seven victories thus far in 2018, Reutzel and Macedo have nearly identical numbers in the top-five and top-ten columns. The Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry owns 20 top-ten finishes, 14 of which inside the top-five, during 28 feature starts. Macedo, driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G, also owns 20 top-ten finishes, but 15 occurred inside the top-five.

Although nearly counted out of championship contention during the first half of the season, six-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions title holder, Chad Kemenah, has worked his way back within striking distance and will enter the New York swing third in the driver championship chase less than 20 markers out of the top spot. Kemenah’s consistency is more than impressive, owning 26 top-ten finishes and two victories.

Jac Haudenschild, the Spring Nationals winner at Attica Raceway Park, is fourth in the driver title chase, followed by Lou Blaney Memorial winner, Dave Blaney. Paul McMahan, Parker Price-Miller, Cale Conley, Brandon Spithaler, and Carl Bowser round-out the top-ten in the current All Star driver championship. McMahan leads the bottom half of the top-ten with two victories on the season and trails Dave Blaney for fifth by just two points.

In addition to a loaded roster of All Star talent, Tony Stewart will join the Series during competition on all three nights, piloting his own Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Sage Fruit/Ford Performance/No. 14.

“I’m excited to get back on the track with these guys,” Tony Stewart said about racing in New York with the All Stars. “We have a talented group that follow our schedule full-time. They have proven time and time again that they can compete anywhere in the country. Being competitive against a group like this is one thing, but winning against them is another. It is a true challenge and I am excited to be a part of it at Utica-Rome, Orange County, and Lebanon Valley.”

Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 17. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:15 p.m. Those interested in learning more should visit Utica-Rome Speedway live on the Web at www.uticaromespeedway.com.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will happen at 5:30 p.m, followed by All Star hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more about OCFS should visit the speedway on the Web at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 34 Raceway)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712
2. Carson Macedo - 3708
3. Chad Kemenah - 3694
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538
5. Dave Blaney - 3510
6. Paul McMahan - 3508
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3244
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Sammy Swindell beats Eliason and Macedo at 34 Raceway for 27th career All Star victory

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 29, 2018) - Sammy Swindell is 62-years-old and still winning.

Exactly one year after earning his last Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in West Lebanon, N.Y., “Slammin’” Sammy Swindell wins again with America’s Series, this time earning a $5,000 payday during action at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For Swindell, the All Star victory bumps his career total to 27 with the Series, forced to outduel Fresno, California’s Cory Eliason during the later stages of the 30-lap program to do so. The 34 Raceway victory was a first-ever for the Germantown, Tenn., native during All Star competition.

Cory Eliason held on to finish second with the All Stars to earn a first-ever podium finish with the Series, followed by Carson Macedo, Cale Conley, and Kerry Madsen.

“I think I’m the oldest person to ever win one of these races,” an elated Sammy Swindell said in victory lane, driver of the Thones Utility Construction/No. 59 sprint car. “We pulled this car out of the trailer tonight and didn’t touch a bolt on it. We won one now. We’ll work to improve from here.”

Sammy Swindell’s march to the front took patience and persistence. Starting from the outside of row two, Swindell completed the first eight circuits in the exact same position as he started. Traffic came into play quickly around the 3/8-mile, high banked oval which allowed Swindell to close the gap on the top three. Utilizing lapped cars, the former World of Outlaws champion was able to battle by Jackson and Knoxville winner, Kerry Madsen, to take the third spot officially on lap nine. Just one circuit later, the main event’s first caution appeared forcing the field to mold back together.

It was not until when caution flags reappeared that Swindell was able to make a bid for the second spot, ultimately driving by the familiar No. 7K of Cale Conley as the pair raced down the backstretch on lap 17. Halting Swindell’s obvious momentum in traffic, caution flags reappeared on lap 18, once again forcing the field to bunch back together.

Now on the tailtank of the Roth Motorsports entry of Cory Eliason, green flag conditions returned with Swindell now in hot pursuit of the top spot. The pair raced one-two for the next eight circuits in clear air, but traffic came into the picture soon thereafter. As Eliason reached the tail of the field to complete lap 26, Swindell made his move, actually peeking underneath the No. 83 as the pair battled into turn one. A drag race down the back straightaway resulted in Swindell’s favor, taking the lead officially with a slider between turns three and four on lap 27.

Although one last caution appeared with two circuits remaining setting up a green-white-checkered restart, Swindell was untouchable, sailing off to score the All Star victory in front of a packed-house by 1.25 seconds.

“We were kinda tight at the beginning, so as the laps continued to go down, the car was getting better,” Swindell continued. “We still have a few kinks that we need to work out.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will enjoy a pair of off-weekends before returning to competition on Friday evening, August 17, at the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York; the first of three consecutive events in the Empire State. Action will continue on Saturday evening, August 18, at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, followed by a stop at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon on Sunday, August 19. The trio of New York stops will open an August schedule that includes eight events across three states, four of which in Pennsylvania on August 23-26.

Contingency Awards/Results: 34 Raceway - Sunday, July 29, 2018:
Arctic Cat All Stars at 34 Raceway
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 12.797 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cale Conley - 12.288 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Austin McCarl
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Sammy Swindell
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cale Conley
Wix Filters Dash #2: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.675; 2. 35V-Jamie Veal, 12.759; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.815; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.867; 5. 15-Bobby Mincer, 12.990; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.008; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.085; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.456

Group (B)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.590; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.672; 3. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 12.707; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 12.770; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.852; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 12.863; 7. 21au-Jordan Brazier, 12.949; 8. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.391

Group (C)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.376; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.382; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.414; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.699; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.740; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.855; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.963; 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 13.362

Group (D)
1. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.236; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.288; 3. 59-Sammy Swindell, 12.434; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.576; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.582; 6. 29-Willie Croft, 12.598; 7. 50-Bill Balog, 12.753; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 12.780

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 35V-Jamie Veal [3]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2KS-Austin McCarl [1]; 2. 25-Jake Blackhurst [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 7. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [7]; 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 7. 50-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [1]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 5. 5H-Sammy Walsh [7]; 6. 50-Bill Balog [5]; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman [9]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [10]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 10. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [6]; 11. 51J-Ryan Jamison [11]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [12]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 10. 2KS-Austin McCarl [6]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [11]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [22]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 15. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [23]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 17. 29-Willie Croft [17]; 18. 25-Jake Blackhurst [10]; 19. 35V-Jamie Veal [15]; 20. 11-Ryan Smith [21]; 21. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 22. 10H-Chad Kemenah [24]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [20]; 24. 3K-Tim Kaeding [19] Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-4), Cory Eliason (5-26), Sammy Swindell (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/29/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712
2. Carson Macedo - 3708
3. Chad Kemenah - 3694
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538
5. Dave Blaney - 3510
6. Paul McMahan - 3508
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3244
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Kerry Madsen goes back-to-back with the All Star Circuit of Champions with win at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2018) - Kerry Madsen nearly counted himself out on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, forced to start from the inside of seven for the 25-lap main event after finishing third during his respective heat race. Although distraught over his starting position, the veteran proved himself wrong in a hurry, quickly advancing through the feature field to earn his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory in as many days.

Now a nine-time winner with the All Star Circuit of Champions, the “Madman” sealed his fate on lap 20, making an impressive move around fellow sprint car veteran, Sammy Swindell, to cash-in for a $5,000 payday.

Defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, finished third at Knoxville Raceway, followed by “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brooke Tatnell.

“We’ve been really quick lately, we just haven’t been able to catch any breaks,” Kerry Madsen explained in victory lane, driver of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 2M sprint car. “Last night was a great night for us, and tonight having to start 13th, I was like ‘oh man, we are done.’ But I’ll tell you what, Guy Forbrook has been working hard on this car. That thing was a rocketship tonight.”

Tea, South Dakota’s Matt Juhl and seven-time Knoxville Raceway track champion, Terry McCarl, led the feature field to green on Saturday night at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Juhl earned the early advantage, leading McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, and Lynton Jeffrey by the flagstand for the first time. Juhl led the first three circuits before the main event’s first red flag appeared on lap four. Trey Starks was the driver involved; he walked away unharmed.

Green flag action resumed with Terry McCarl now on the back bumper of Juhl. McCarl chased Juhl for the next eight circuits before making his first, official bid for the top spot on lap 12. Although gaining the top spot with ease, Juhl had some visible programs, ultimately surrendering his position and pulling off into the infield.

After McCarl’s successful overtaking, the driver of the familiar No. 24 led for the next two circuits, instantly opening up to a three-second command. Unfortunately for T-Mac, the turn one cushion got the best of the Altoona, Iowa, native, eventually sending McCarl on a wild ride between turns one and two. As a result, the point position was left open for Sammy Swindell.

Swindell, who started seventh on the feature grid, led the field back to green with Brooke Tatnell and Chad Kemenah in tow. By that point, Kerry Madsen was full of life, already making his presence known well within the top-five, actually powering into the runner-up spot by the completion of lap 16.

Lap by lap, Madsen picked away at Swindell’s lead, shrinking his command from one second on lap 17, to a mere-.2 seconds by the completion of lap 19. By the time the pair raced into turn one on lap 20, Madsen was within striking distance and attempted to slide the Germantown, Tenn., native through corner number two. Although Madsen’s initial slider did not stick, his attempt to overtake the top spot in turns three and four did succeed, ultimately pulling away from Swindell as the pair drag raced off of corner number four.

From that point forward, it was all Madsen at the front of the field, quickly accelerating to an impressive command that stretched to nearly three seconds by lap 25.

“This is a fun team to be a part of,” Madsen explained. “I have really enjoyed the last year and a half. This is a great time of year to get good.”

Moving a little further east, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their four-race stretch through the Midwest with a stop on Sunday evening, July 29, at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Just the third appearance in Series history, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize during their Sunday night stop at the 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval, officially concluding their four-track, three-state sweep through the central time zone.

34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit 34 Raceway live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Knoxville Raceway - Saturday, July 28, 2018: Weiler Night EMi Driver’s Meeting: 56 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Giovanni Scelzi - 15.419 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 15.338 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Matt Juhl Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lynton Jeffrey Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Brian Brown Computer Man of Fremont D-Main: Tony Stewart Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Rager Phillips JE Pistons Dash #1: Matt Juhl Wix Filters Dash #2: Terry McCarl Classic Ink USA B-Main: Giovanni Scelzi Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dominic Scelzi (+16) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.364; 2. 26-Joey Saldana, 15.399; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 15.489; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.553; 5. 9-Rager Phillips, 15.590; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.622; 7. 70s-Jeff Swindell, 15.664; 8. 21au-Jordan Brazier, 15.717; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.836; 10. 98-Carl Bowser, 15.859; 11. 10-Clyde Knipp, 15.907; 12. 28-Allen Woods, 16.113

Group (B) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.338; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell, 15.381; 3. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 15.654; 4. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.697; 5. 71A-RJ Johnson, 15.702; 6. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 15.758; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.820; 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 16.154; 9. 7-John Carney, 16.339; 10. 7X-Carson McCarl, 16.470; 11. 19-Bobby Wueve, 16.689

Group (C) 1. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.368; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.404; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.410; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.449; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.479; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.667; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 15.748; 8. 35V-Jamie Veal, 15.797; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.832; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.958; 11. 15-Bobby Mincer, 16.447

Group (D) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.440; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.599; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.638; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 15.652; 5. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.657; 6. 67-Ryan Robinson, 15.663; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.683; 8. 20-AJ Moeller, 15.726; 9. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.743; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.366; 11. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 17.747

Group (E) 1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.530; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.545; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 15.607; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.685; 5. 29-Willie Croft, 15.805; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 15.877; 7. 75-Glen Saville, 16.016; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak, 16.066; 9. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 16.177; 10. 85-Chase Wanner, 16.517; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks, 99.470

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 6. 70S-Jeff Swindell [7]; 7. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [8]; 8. 9-Rager Phillips [5]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [10]; 11. 10-Clyde Knipp [11]; 12. 28-Allen Woods [12]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 7W-Tasker Phillips [2]; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 49-Josh Schneiderman [6]; 6. 71A-RJ Johnson [5]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 7-John Carney [9]; 9. 19-Bobby Wueve [11]; 10. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [8]; 11. 7X-Carson McCarl [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [4]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu [7]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 9. 35V-Jamie Veal [8]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 11. 15-Bobby Mincer [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 67-Ryan Robinson [6]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 56N-Davey Heskin [5]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [9]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [11]; 11. 20-AJ Moeller [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [1]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 4. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [5]; 8. 5H-Sammy Walsh [9]; 9. 85-Chase Wanner [10]; 10. 75-Glen Saville [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 2. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell [2]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 3. 15-Bobby Mincer [8]; 4. 10-Clyde Knipp [7]; 5. 7X-Carson McCarl [10]; 6. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [5]; 7. 75-Glen Saville [3]; 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [4]; 9. 20-AJ Moeller [6]; 10. 28-Allen Woods [9]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 9-Rager Phillips [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 7-John Carney [5]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 6. 35V-Jamie Veal [6]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [4]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [12]; 10. 19-Bobby Wueve [10]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 12. 85-Chase Wanner [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 67-Ryan Robinson [4]; 5. 49-Josh Schneiderman [5]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 7. 70S-Jeff Swindell [6]; 8. 24R-Rico Abreu [13]; 9. 56N-Davey Heskin [11]; 10. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [12]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 12. 9-Rager Phillips [16]; 13. 29-Willie Croft [14]; 14. 11-Ryan Smith [17]; 15. 19P-Paige Polyak [10]; 16. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 17. 71A-RJ Johnson [9]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [13]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [7]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [4]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [23]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [18]; 9. 83-Cory Eliason [19]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 11. 3K-Tim Kaeding [20]; 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl [16]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [22]; 14. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 17. 7W-Tasker Phillips [17]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson [12]; 19. 67-Ryan Robinson [26]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [11]; 21. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 22. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [25]; 24. 3-Jac Haudenschild [24]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [15]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [21] Lap Leaders: Matt Juhl (1-11), Terry McCarl (12-14), Sammy Swindell (15-19), Kerry Madsen (20-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/28/2018) 1. Chad Kemenah - 3588 2. Aaron Reutzel - 3574 3. Carson Macedo - 3564 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3414 5. Dave Blaney - 3406 6. Paul McMahan - 3386 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3332 8. Cale Conley - 3102 9. Carl Bowser - 2890 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2884

 

 

The Madman pockets $10,000 during All Star visit to Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. (June 27, 2018) - The “Madman” Kerry Madsen put on a show during Friday’s fair race at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, ultimately battling through a four-car fray near the midpoint of the 30-lap program to solidify a $10,000 payday. Madsen, who now owns eight All Star Circuit of Champions victories over the course of his storied career, started fourth on the feature grid and took the lead officially on lap 16, driving by race-long leader, Josh Baughman, with a power move on the cushion. The All Star victory was Madsen’s first of the 2018 season.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel climbed six positions to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Dave Blaney, and Carson Macedo.

In addition, fans from coast-to-coast will have the opportunity to relive the excitement from the state-of-the-art complex as MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, was on hand to capture all of the action. Air dates for the event will be released in the near-future.

“It feels good to put a night like tonight together and win in front of all of our home fans and sponsors,” Kerry Madsen said in victory lane, pilot of the GoMuddy.com/No. 2M sprint car. “It was a fun race there toward the middle, but we were able to get away from those guys and get the lead before the track got real narrow. This is a great way to start the weekend. I’m very proud to be a part of this team and happy for everyone involved.”

Although it was Madsen who earned the payday, it was Josh Baughman who earned the initial jump, taking command from the outside-pole position over Chad Kemenah and Dave Blaney. With a clear track ahead, Baughman was able to build a strong advantage in a hurry, escaping to a near-two second lead with just five laps in the books.

The pace was quick, but traffic soon halted Baughman’s momentum which allowed Kemenah, Blaney, and eventually Madsen, to close the gap. By lap 12, Baughman’s advantage was all but erased, now with four cars on his heels battling for positions two through five.

Blaney drove by Kemenah at the exit of turn four on lap 12 to take the runner-up spot, only to be negated the following circuit. By this point, Madsen was already applying pressure on the frontrunners, soon commencing a battle with Kemenah and Blaney for a podium position. As Kemenah drove back by Blaney to regain second, Madsen also slipped by the “Buckeye Bullet” to take third on lap 13, following that advancement with another move on lap 14 to scoot around Kemenah for second. Just two circuits later, Madsen was in command, actually driving around Baughman at the exit of turn four to officially lead lap 16.

Madsen’s lead grew in a hurry, but it was cut down just as fast as it was built. Jackson Speedway’s surface started to build a thin line of rubber around the bottom of the speedway, ultimately forcing all competitors to move to the bottom groove. Trying to take advantage of the situation, Aaron Reutzel, who followed Madsen through the chaos to claim second over Kemenah and Blaney on lap 19, tried to apply pressure on the “Madman” while racing through the narrow groove, but time was out. Madsen crossed under the final checkers with a one second lead.

“It was important to get to the front in a hurry and find the abrasiveness around the bottom of the speedway,” Madsen continued. “I think we were all a little worried that the track was going to do that. It all worked out in the end.”

With two events down and two to go, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-race trek through the Midwest with a one-night stand at the Sprint Car Capital of the World - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday evening, July 28. Tony Stewart’s All Stars have made 16 prior appearances at the world-famous Marion County Fairgrounds, but only two repeat winners have been crowned. The last All Star visit to Knoxville Raceway took place in 2011 with Kevin Swindell taking the final checkers.

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Knoxville Raceway live on the Web at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Jackson Motorplex - Friday, July 27, 2018:
ABDO Fair Race presented by Richard White Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.519 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tony Stewart - 12.601 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sammy Swindell
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Paul McMahan
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Terry McCarl
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Cale Conley
JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah
Wix Filters Dash #2: Josh Baughman
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.580; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.601; 3. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.639; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.663; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.886; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.951; 7. 23W-Scott Winters, 13.115; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.233; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 13.342; 10. 7-John Carney, 13.559

Group (B)
1. 17b-Josh Baughman, 12.701; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.821; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.955; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell, 13.064; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 13.070; 6. 7X-Carson McCarl, 13.275; 7. 4X-Eric Schulz, 13.848; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston, 18.996; 9. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 99.190

Group (C)
1. O9-Matt Juhl, 12.856; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.063; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.081; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.138; 5. 16-Travis Whitney, 13.167; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.185; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.195; 8. 35V-Jamie Veal, 13.327; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 18.302

Group (D)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.041; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.269; 3. 3p-Sawyer Phillips, 13.349; 4. 35W-Skylar Prochaska, 13.464; 5. 19L-RJ Johnson, 13.509; 6. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.526; 7. 20-Brant O'Banion, 13.716; 8. 14K-Victoria Knutson, 14.135; 9. O5-Colin Smith, 99.370

Group (E)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.804; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.246; 3. 29-Willie Croft, 13.294; 4. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.316; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 13.341; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.345; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.387; 8. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.457; 9. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.698

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 5H-Sammy Walsh [6]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 7. 23W-Scott Winters [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson [9]; 10. 7-John Carney [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 17B-Josh Baughman [4]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 4X-Eric Schulz [7]; 7. 7X-Carson McCarl [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3]; 4. O9-Matt Juhl [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 35V-Jamie Veal [8]; 7. 16-Travis Whitney [5]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 2. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [2]; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu [6]; 4. 35W-Skylar Prochaska [1]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 6. 19L-RJ Johnson [5]; 7. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 8. 14K-Victoria Knutson [8]; 9. 20-Brant O'Banion [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 29-Willie Croft [2]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [8]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]; 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 97-Alan Gilbertson [5]; 6. 7-John Carney [9]; 7. 14K-Victoria Knutson [4]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl [3]; 3. 35V-Jamie Veal [7]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [2]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 11. 19L-RJ Johnson [9]; 12. 16-Travis Whitney [12]; 13. O5-Colin Smith [15]; 14. 4X-Eric Schulz [10]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 16. 23W-Scott Winters [11]; 17. 7X-Carson McCarl [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 6. 59-Sammy Swindell [10]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 9. 17B-Josh Baughman [2]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 24-Terry McCarl [11]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [18]; 14. 24R-Rico Abreu [16]; 15. 11-Ryan Smith [26]; 16. 35V-Jamie Veal [23]; 17. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 18. O9-Matt Juhl [17]; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell [14]; 20. 2KS-Austin McCarl [22]; 21. 29-Willie Croft [15]; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild [25]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [19]; 24. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [24]; 25. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [12]; 26. 35W-Skylar Prochaska [20] Lap Leaders: Josh Baughman (1-15), Kerry Madsen (16-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/27/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3446
2. Chad Kemenah - 3444
3. Aaron Reutzel - 3440
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3312
5. Dave Blaney - 3302
6. Paul McMahan - 3256
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3212
8. Cale Conley - 3012
9. Carl Bowser - 2800
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2794

 

 

Ryan Smith takes advantage of Macedo’s misfortune for Angell Park All Star victory

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (July 26, 2018) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season in a thriller on Thursday night at Angell Park Speedway, inheriting command with just two circuits remaining after race leader, Carson Macedo, retired with mechanical woes. In actuality, Smith, the part-time pilot of the McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee and Associates/No. 11 sprint car, inherited the lead twice during the All Star/IRA Outlaw Sprint Series event in Sun Prairie, Wis., but the second proved to be worth $5,000.

Multi-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion, Bill Balog, rallied nine positions to finish second at Angell Park Speedway, followed by Dave Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and California invader, Rico Abreu.

“I really can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work, and for them giving me this opportunity to drive their car,” Ryan Smith said in Angell Park Speedway victory lane. “We’ve been getting faster and faster every time we race together. It feels great to finally get an All Star win.”

Although Smith started from the pole position, it was fellow front row starter Aaron Reutzel who earned the early advantage, immediately taking control of the 24-car field as the opening green flags waved.

A quick pace around Angell Park Speedway’s 1/3-mile, clay oval led the Cute, Texas, native into traffic for the first time on lap four. Despite multiple roadblocks in the form of lapped cars, Reutzel was able to maintain momentum by utilizing the speedway’s gnarly cushion, weaving through traffic safely until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap 13. Unfortunately for Reutzel, he would become involved in that caution, eventually forced to retire and surrender the lead after another driver made contact with the seven-time All Star winner while attempting to slow for the caution. Reutzel’s damage was severe and would not return.

With Reutzel out, Ryan Smith would inherit the top spot, now with Chad Kemenah and Carson Macedo on his heels. Smith led the field for the next five circuits until a mistake cost him the point position. Miscalculating the turn four cushion, Smith jumped the edge of the racing groove and nearly lost control allowing fifth-starting Carson Macedo to drive by to lead lap 19.

Ironically enough, the turn four cushion, which nearly ended Smith’s feature campaign entirely, gave the “Kunkletown Kid” a second chance. As Macedo was battling through traffic with two and a half laps remaining, the Lemoore, Calif., native hopped the curb in turn four resulting in terminal front end damage. Macedo limped across the line but caution flags waved soon thereafter setting up a green-white-checkered restart. Ryan Smith inherited the top spot, ultimately holding off Bill Balog and Dave Blaney at the final checkers.

“Definitely a wild one tonight,” Smith continued. “That was a tough deal for Carson (Macedo). I’ve lost races the same way and it definitely hurts. The cushion bit us once, but we were able to capitalize on my mistake later in the race and get the win. We’ll head further down the road and try again tomorrow at Jackson.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-day trek through the Midwest with a stop at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, July 27. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $10,000 top prize during their visit to southern Minnesota’s state-of-the-art complex; the first and only All Star visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in 2018.

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Jackson Motorplex live on the Web at www.jacksonmotorplex.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Angell Park Speedway - Thursday, July 26, 2018: Sprint Spectacular EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dominic Scelzi - 12.204 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 12.056 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+11) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.056; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.092; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.267; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.321; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.402; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.531; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 12.630; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.846; 9. 19-Todd Daun, 13.090; 10. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.996

Group (B) 1. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.180; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell, 12.340; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.375; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.393; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.425; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.569; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.640; 8. 7-Scott Uttech, 12.735; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.834; 10. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.855

Group (C) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.196; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.313; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.529; 4. 23-Russel Borland, 12.552; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.825; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.829; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.987; 8. 85M-Steve Meyer, 13.007; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.040; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 13.207

Group (D) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.406; 2. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.426; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.528; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.534; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 12.558; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 12.593; 7. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.665; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 13.579; 9. 12-Mike Decker, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh [6]; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [7]; 8. 19-Todd Daun [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]; 10. 29-Hunter Custer [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [7]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [8]; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz [9]; 10. O2-Mike Reinke [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [1]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 85M-Steve Meyer [8]; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder [8]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [9]; 9. 10W-Brandon McMullen [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 5H-Sammy Walsh [2]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen [13]; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [5]; 6. 73-Ben Schmidt [6]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [12]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [15]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 11. 4K-Kris Spitz [14]; 12. 19-Todd Daun [11]; 13. 63-Nick Matuszewski [17]; 14. 4B-Scott Biertzer [3]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer [18]; 16. 43-Jereme Schroeder [8]; 17. 7-Scott Uttech [9]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [11]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [16]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [14]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [20]; 10. 59-Sammy Swindell [9]; 11. 64-Scotty Thiel [12]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 13. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [10]; 14. 25-Jake Blackhurst [19]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 17. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [23]; 18. 10W-Brandon McMullen [24]; 19. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 20. 5H-Sammy Walsh [22]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 23. 26-Joey Saldana [15]; 24. 23-Russel Borland [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-12), Ryan Smith (13-18), Carson Macedo (19-33), Ryan Smith (34, 35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/26/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 3306 2. Chad Kemenah - 3300 3. Aaron Reutzel - 3294 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3206 5. Dave Blaney - 3160 6. Paul McMahan - 3120 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3082 8. Cale Conley - 2922 9. Carl Bowser - 2710 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2704

 

 

Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa ahead for All Star Circuit of Champions

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 24, 2018) - Arguably the most demanding weekend of the season, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2018 campaign with a four-race sweep through the Midwest, ready to take-on four events in four days at four different facilities, all of which while traveling through three states. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will visit Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa during their trek across the Midwest, kicking things off with a stop in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Thursday, July 26.

An event originally scheduled for Sunday, May 20, the All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off their road trip west with a stop in southern Wisconsin, ready to invade Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie where the All Stars will challenge the best of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series for a $5,000 top prize. The “Sprint Car Spectacular” has been a long time coming, as the last two All Star Circuit of Champions visits to Angell Park Speedway were halted by Mother Nature; once in 2017 and again in early 2018.

Moving further west over the Mississippi River, the All Star Circuit of Champions will next invade Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, July 27. The best-of-the-best will battle for a $10,000 top prize during their visit to southern Minnesota, just the third appearance by Tony Stewart’s All Stars at the now state-of-the-art complex in Series history. In fact, the All Stars have not competed in the Land of 10,000 Lakes since 2013 when the Series visited Buffalo River Raceway Park. Travis Whitney was the last to visit victory lane with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Jackson Motorplex.

Moving just south of Minnesota, the All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-day road trip with a two-day stay in Iowa, first invading the Sprint Car Capital of the World - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville. Iowa, on Saturday, July 28. Although many of the full-time All Stars have made the trek west to visit Knoxville Raceway for the annual Knoxville Nationals, the Series has not visited the world-famous half-mile since 2011. In total, Knoxville Raceway has hosted the traveling All Stars on 16 separate occasions welcoming 14 different winners. Terry McCarl and Don Droud, Jr., names certainly synonymous with sprint car competition and Knoxville Raceway, are the only two repeat winners during All Star action at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Kevin Swindell was the last to be victorious, claiming the big payday on August 6, 2011.

Slowly making their way back east, 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday, July 29. Although a short history with “America’s Series,” 34 Raceway is the only track on the four-day schedule that has hosted the All Star Circuit of Champions within the last year. Prior to the 2017 visit, the All Stars have only made the journey to Burlington once, that being in 1998 when Hall of Famer Kenny Jacobs earned the crown, one of 98 All Star Circuit of Champions victories for the All Star great.

Although not on top of the current All Star Circuit of Champions driver point battle, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Sun Prairie, Wis., as the hottest driver on tour. The pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry has won four out of the last five All Star events, seven in total, most recently taming “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway for a $5,000 top prize on Saturday, July 21.

Certainly consistent, as well as victorious, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo is the current driver championship point leader, holding a two-point cushion over Aaron Reutzel. The driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G is a two-time winner thus far in 2018, also owning 18 top-ten finishes in 23 feature starts. Occurring in back-to-back fashion, Macedo’s pair of victories were accomplished in the Empire State, winning events at Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10, respectively.

Six-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder, Chad Kemenah, is currently third in the Series driver standings. Like Macedo, the Buckeye owns two victories thus far in 2018, but trumps all other full-time travelers with 23 top-ten finishes in 29 feature starts, 17 of which occurring inside the top-five; a stat that also tops any other full-time All Star.

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild is currently fourth in the All Star driver title chase, followed by the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney. The pair of sprint car Hall of Famers each own one All Star victory thus far in 2018, but combine for 16 top-ten finishes; nine for Blaney and seven for the “Wild Child.” Blaney is the most recent of the pair of earn a victory during Series competition, and appropriately enough, Blaney earned his victory during the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway, an event that honored Dave’s father and fellow sprint car Hall of Famer, Lou Blaney. With the victory, Dave Blaney became the first repeat winner of the prestigious event in its ten year history.

Paul McMahan is currently sixth in the All Star driver chase, followed by Parker Price-Miller, Cale Conley, Carl Bowser, and Brandon Spithaler.

In addition to a loaded All Star Circuit of Champions roster, a handful of outside invaders also plan to follow the All Stars to all four programs including All Star owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu will also enter all four events.

Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., will open pit gates at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Angell Park Speedway live on the Web at www.angellparkspeedway.net.

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Jackson Motorplex live on the Web at www.jacksonmotorplex.com.

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Knoxville Raceway live on the Web at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit 34 Raceway live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/21/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 3188 2. Aaron Reutzel - 3186 3. Chad Kemenah - 3158 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3100 5. Dave Blaney - 3016 6. Paul McMahan - 2984 7. Parker Price-Miller - 2950 8. Cale Conley - 2802 9. Carl Bowser - 2620 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2578

 

 

Aaron Reutzel sweeps I-79 Summer Shootout with victory at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (July 21, 2018) - For the fourth time in five events, Aaron Reutzel earned his way to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane, this time by taming “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) during the second and final leg of the 2018 I-79 Summer Shootout.

For Reutzel, his evening in Western Pennsylvania was nearly flawless, not only leading all 25 laps of the All Star main event, but also kicking-off the evening with the fastest time during qualifying time trials, as well as earning an impressive heat race win. The victory, Reutzel’s seventh of the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions season, concluded a model weekend for the Clute, Texas, native that also included a victory on Friday night at Eriez Speedway. Reutzel is now the owner of two perfect weekends in 2018, actually winning back-to-back events at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and Dirt Oval (Ill.) at Route 66 on June 29 & 30.

“We are doing one heck of a job right now,” Aaron Reutzel explained in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “Our cars have been fantastic, as well as holding together. When nights go as smooth as this, you can’t ask for much more.”

After finishing second during the evening’s dash, his only defeat at PPMS, Aaron Reutzel lined up on the outside of row one for the start of the 25-lap main event. Although flawless for most of the program, immediately gaining the lead after the initial start, Reutzel did encounter a few hazards, mostly in the form of lapped traffic which nearly cost Reutzel his lead. Reutzel’s first, and perhaps his most challenging situation during the 25-lapper occurred on lap 8 when the driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry nearly made contact with a lapped car twice while trying to work around him.

Although unable to keep up with Reutzel for the first few circuits, Carson Macedo, who started from the pole position by way of dash victory, was able to chase down Reutzel as the pair encountered lapped traffic. Reutzel’s near-mishap was just what Macedo needed, using his momentum to pull even with the Texan as the duo battled through turns one and two on lap 10. Luckily for Reutzel, the potential lead change was negated after caution flags flew for a slowing Tyler Esh.

After the feature’s first and only caution appeared, action resumed with Reutzel still in command of the field over Macedo and Cole Duncan. Periods of heavy traffic came into play once again with less than ten circuits remaining thus allowing Macedo to close the gap once more. Although Macedo made a tremendous effort to track down Reutzel, the former ASCS national champion was just as strong, if not stronger in traffic.

“The top of the speedway was pretty dominant tonight. You were able to carry a lot of momentum up there,” Carson Macedo explained. “I kept trying to get closer in traffic, but (Aaron Reutzel) was really good, too. He made good, consistent laps.”

“There were a couple of guys out there that made things tricky; bottom to top then back to the bottom,” Reutzel said about traffic. “They were making me a little nervous. I really didn’t know which way to go, but luckily we got through them without getting into any trouble.”

Up next on the calendar, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the month of July with a four-pack of events across the Midwest beginning with action at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Thursday, July 26. The four-day, three-state trek will continue at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex on Friday, July 27, followed by a two-day stop in Iowa where Tony Stewart’s All Stars will invade the world-famous Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 28, followed by a stop at 34 Raceway on Sunday, July 29.

More information pertaining to the All Star trip west will be published in the coming days. Fans should stay tuned on the Web at the official online home of the All Star Circuit of Champions - www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Pittsburgh’s Pa. Motor Speedway - Saturday, July 21, 2018:
I-79 Summer Shootout
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 15.722 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 16.024 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
JE Pistons Dash: Carson Macedo
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+13)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.207; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan, 16.216; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.227; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.264; 5. 11-Gary Taylor, 16.340; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.444; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus, 16.730; 8. 51-John Garvin, 17.052

Group (B)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.468; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.603; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.819; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.896; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.120; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 17.178; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.482; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 20.534

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.024; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.150; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.572; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.689; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 17.317; 6. 33-Brent Matus, 18.692; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [5]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [7]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [8]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild [14]; 11. 11-Gary Taylor [13]; 12. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 13. 98-Carl Bowser [17]; 14. 42-Sye Lynch [12]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [22]; 16. 33-Brent Matus [18]; 17. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 18. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [20]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 20. 13M-Brandon Matus [16]; 21. 51-John Garvin [21]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [15] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/21/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3188
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3186
3. Chad Kemenah - 3158
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3100
5. Dave Blaney - 3016
6. Paul McMahan - 2984
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2950
8. Cale Conley - 2802
9. Carl Bowser - 2620
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2578

 

 

Aaron Reutzel passes Cole Duncan late for All Star victory at Eriez Speedway

ERIE, Pa. (July 20, 2018) - Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan was just four circuits away from claiming a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory at Eriez Speedway on Friday night when Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel stepped-up and stole the show. Utilizing lapped traffic during the closing circuits of the 30-lapper, Reutzel, who started fourth on the feature grid, was able to drive underneath Duncan at the exit of turn two on lap 27, ultimately ending a high paced, nose-to-tail chase around Eriez Speedway.

Still well in command of the All Star Circuit of Champions’ season win list, the I-79 Summer Shootout victory increased Reutzel’s win total to six on the year with all six occurring at different facilities. In addition, Reutzel became the fifth different driver in five All Star Circuit of Champions starts to earn a trip to Eriez Speedway victory lane.

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild crossed under the final checkers just behind Duncan and Reutzel, followed by Dave Blaney and Tim Shaffer.

“For the most part, we were pretty equal tonight,” Aaron Reutzel said of Cole Duncan. “It was going to take lapped traffic for me to get around him. It just played out perfect for us. It was one of those nights where we were better off running second.”

Jumping to third after the initial green, Reutzel’s chase for the top spot commenced with just a few laps recorded, actually sneaking around Tyler Esh to take the second spot officially on lap two. Showing signs of potential early, Reutzel’s first, official bid for the top spot occurred on lap six, utilizing a slide job through turns three and four to get by Cole Duncan. Unfortunately for Reutzel, the pass was negated due to a caution just as the leaders were about to cross by the flagstand.

In clean air, Duncan was dominant, keeping a safe distance between himself and the field for the first 14 circuits, especially after caution flags reappeared on lap 11 clearing the track ahead of him. By lap 21, traffic started to become an obvious factor allowing Reutzel to cut down on Duncan’s advantage. The pair raced nearly nose-to-tail for the next six circuits before Reutzel made his winning move, capitalizing on Duncan’s failed attempt to maneuver around slower cars as the duo battled off of turn two on lap 27.

From that point forward, it was all Aaron Reutzel at the front of the field, eventually driving away from his fellow frontrunners during the final three circuits to earn a trip to the frontstretch victory lane.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue I-79 Summer Shootout weekend with a Saturday night visit to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile.”

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS), located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, will host Tony Stewart’s All Stars on just one occasion in 2018; the final Western Pennsylvania visit for the Series this season. Incidentally, All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, earned the top prize at PPMS one year ago, claiming the $5,000 payday over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and 1881 Racing’s Lee Jacobs on Monday, July 24.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 12 p.m. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:40 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit PPMS live on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 20, 2018:
I-79 Summer Shootout
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 19 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.838 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Carson Macedo - 13.912 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: John Garvin, Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
JE Pistons Dash: Cole Duncan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.932; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.952; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.151; 4. 51-John Garvin, 14.172; 5. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 14.272; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.694; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.562

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.912; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.020; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.181; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.530; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.539; 6. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.646

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.095; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.115; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.138; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.243; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.249; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.260

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 51-John Garvin [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [5]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 3. 51-John Garvin [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [13]; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 13. 51-John Garvin [3]; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller [15]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 16. 126-Bryan Salisbury [17]; 17. 98-Carl Bowser [18]; 18. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [19]; 19. 11-Gary Taylor [14] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan (1-26), Aaron Reutzel (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/20/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3042
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3036
3. Chad Kemenah - 3018
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2970
5. Dave Blaney - 2872
6. Paul McMahan - 2842
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2818
8. Cale Conley - 2682
9. Carl Bowser - 2496
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2462

 

 

All Stars will invade Western PA for I-79 Summer Shootout beginning Friday at Eriez

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 18, 2018) - After a week away from competition to allow teams the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will resume this Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21, with an exciting doubleheader in Western Pennsylvania; the final Western Pennsylvania visit of the 2018 season.

Dubbed the I-79 Summer Shootout, the two-day campaign throughout the western half of the Keystone State will begin at Eriez Speedway near Erie on Friday evening, July 20, followed by a visit to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) on Saturday, July 21.

Each boasting their own level of competitiveness, in a combined 19 All Star events shared between the two facilities, 15 at PPMS and four at Eriez, only two drivers have visited victory lane twice, each occurring at “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile.” The “Apollo Rocket” Ed Lynch, Jr. owns two wins at PPMS, as well as six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney.

Historically a three-day swing through Western Pennsylvania, the I-79 Summer Shootout visited Eriez Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in 2017 and awarded two different winners, one being All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, who plans to return to PPMS and defend his crown during the upcoming weekend. Stewart will also join the All Stars during action at Eriez Speedway on Friday.

Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan earned top honors at Eriez Speedway during the All Star visit in 2017. The recent Rick Ferkel Classic champion, pocketing $10,000 for his efforts during the final night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Atomic Speedway, claimed the Eriez victory over Western Pennsylvania veteran, Tim Shaffer, and Sikeston, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg; his second of two All Star victories during the 2017 season.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo currently sits on top of the All Star driver championship standings with a 22-point cushion over six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah. Macedo and Kemenah each own two All Star victories in 2018 with Macedo earning his pair in back-to-back fashion during a visit to the Empire State.

Current Series win leader, Aaron Reutzel, is currently third in the driver championship standings padded with five victories on the season, followed by the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild and recent Lou Blaney Memorial champion, Dave Blaney. Haudenschild and Blaney each own one Series victory this season.

Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., will allow pit access beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 20. The pits will be swept at 4 p.m. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eriez Speedway live on the Web at www.eriez-speedway.com.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) will also allow pit access beginning at 12 p.m. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:40 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit PPMS live on the Web at www.ppms.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/18/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2912
2. Chad Kemenah - 2890
3. Aaron Reutzel - 2886
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2826
5. Dave Blaney - 2730
6. Paul McMahan - 2704
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2696
8. Cale Conley - 2546
9. Carl Bowser - 2380
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2342

 

 

Dave Blaney wins at Sharon Speedway for second Lou Blaney Memorial title

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 7, 2018) - In appropriate fashion, the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney earned the Lou Blaney Memorial crown on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, becoming the first repeat winner of the prestigious event in its ten year history. Blaney, son of the legendary Lou Blaney, earned his 49th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph in exciting fashion, ultimately holding off Western Pennsylvania regular George Hobaugh and a fast charging Spencer Bayston in front of a packed house to claim the $5,000 winner’s share.

“This is really special for me and my entire family. I’m really happy to win this race,” Dave Blaney said in victory lane, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Mohawk Northeast/No. 70. “To be honest, the last couple of weeks we’ve been working to win this race. You kinda know what you’re going to get when you come to Sharon; it is slick and smooth and wide. We had enough for them tonight, I guess. Pete Grove, my car owner, won this race a few years back with Danny Holtgraver. I couldn’t be happier to get my first All Star win of the year here at Sharon.”

By way of dash victory, Blaney’s campaign at the front of the field started from the outside-front row, earning the initial jump over fellow front row starter Carl Bowser and fifth-starting George Hobaugh. Although he was the class of the field during the early segments of the 30-lapper, extending his lead to nearly four seconds just before the midpoint, Blaney’s stronghold over the field was soon interrupted by traffic. Hobaugh, who advanced to the runner-up spot on lap two, was able to chip away at Blaney’s advantage in traffic, cutting it down to less than two seconds by lap 18, then down to just a half-second by lap 20.

With traffic intensifying in Blaney’s preferred groove around the bottom of the speedway, the 2014 Lou Blaney Memorial champion had no choice but to shift lanes and move to the top of the speedway. The desperate lane shift would not only cost momentum, but also cost Blaney the point position, as Hobaugh was able to slip underneath Blaney to officially lead the 22nd circuit. Realizing he needed to move back to the bottom, Blaney recovered in a hurry, eventually working back by Hobaugh as the pair battled a lapped car down the back straightaway. Blaney shut the door on Hobaugh entering turn three and regained control of the field to lead lap 23.

A caution the following circuit would allow Blaney the opportunity to catch his breath. With clean air and an open track in view, Blaney cruised on to lead the remaining circuits unscathed, only encountering lapped traffic slightly before the final checkers flew. Hobaugh held on to finish second to earn his career-best finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions, followed by a cushion-pounding Spencer Bayston from eighth, Gary Taylor, and Chad Kemenah.

“I was just trying to keep myself calm. I was driving around and said ‘oh sh--, there’s (Dave Blaney),’” George Hobaugh said with a laugh, driver of the Hobaugh’s Auto Parts/Matus Motorsports/No. 40. “It’s really awesome to run with these guys. I got to watch Lou (Blaney) race as a kid, so to be out here racing with Dave is just a blast.”

“You never know what is going on behind you,” Blaney explained regarding the lead exchange. “I didn’t want to get bottled up too bad behind the lapped cars, so I decided to move up the race track. It may have worked a tiny bit, but not enough.”

With many All Star Circuit of Champions competitors planning to enter the upcoming Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, as well as the 35th Annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the 2018 All Star calendar will take a weekend off before returning to competition on Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21, with a pair of stops in Western Pennsylvania, this time visiting Eriez Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, respectively. Dubbed the I-79 Summer Shootout, the weekend double will be the final Western Pennsylvania visit for the traveling All Stars in 2018.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Saturday, July 7, 2018: 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: 13.819 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 13.986 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Andrew Palker All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tony Stewart Mobil 1 Heat #4: Spencer Bayston Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: George Hobaugh Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Jack Sodeman, Jr. JE Pistons Dash #1: Carl Bowser Wix Filters Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dave Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+13) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.606; 2. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.829; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.900; 4. 13M-Brandon Matus, 15.036; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger, 15.322; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.474; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca, 15.745; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.035; 9. 4C-Paul Kish, 16.568

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.986; 2. 21-Dale Blaney, 14.759; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.759; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 15.052; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.309; 6. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 15.395; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 15.408; 8. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.452

Group (C) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.706; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.975; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.370; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.437; 5. 51-John Garvin, 15.441; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 16.076; 7. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 16.288; 8. 4W-Eric Williams, 16.424

Group (D) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.042; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.295; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.342; 4. 20B-Cody Bova, 15.601; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.651; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.279; 7. 77L-Haley Lapcevich, 16.504; 8. 11B-Joe McEwen, 16.860

Group (E) 1. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.419; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.594; 3. 7kx-Dan Shetler, 15.612; 4. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.797; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 15.959; 6. 55-Gary Kriess, 15.987; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich, 16.131; 8. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 99.000

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [4]; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 4. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [1]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca [7]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 4C-Paul Kish [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [6]; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 6. 21-Dale Blaney [3]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 51-John Garvin [5]; 5. 126-Bryan Salisbury [7]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 8. 4W-Eric Williams [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 20B-Cody Bova [1]; 7. 11B-Joe McEwen [8]; 8. 77L-Haley Lapcevich [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 3. 7KX-Dan Shetler [2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich [7]; 6. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [8]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [6]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [6]; 2. 33-Brent Matus [1]; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 5. 55-Gary Kriess [4]; 6. 11B-Joe McEwen [5]; 7. 4C-Paul Kish [11]; 8. 4W-Eric Williams [9]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [3]; 10. 77L-Haley Lapcevich [10]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 21-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 13M-Brandon Matus [2]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [6]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [4]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [11]; 10. 46-Michael Bauer [9]; 11. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [10]; 12. 20B-Cody Bova [8]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 4. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 10. 5M-Max Stambaugh [15]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 12. 7KX-Dan Shetler [16]; 13. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [17]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [22]; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]; 16. 21-Dale Blaney [21]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel [20]; 19. 51-John Garvin [18]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 21. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [14]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [25]; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 25. 13M-Brandon Matus [23] Lap Leaders: Dave Blaney (1-21), George Hobaugh (22), Dave Blaney (23-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/7/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2912 2. Chad Kemenah - 2890 3. Aaron Reutzel - 2886 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2826 5. Dave Blaney - 2730 6. Paul McMahan - 2704 7. Parker Price-Miller - 2696 8. Cale Conley - 2546 9. Carl Bowser - 2380 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2342

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1 will invade Sharon Speedway for Lou Blaney Memorial on July 7th

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 5, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will invade Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, for the third and final time of 2018 during the upcoming weekend, this time honoring the late, great Lou Blaney with the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial worth $5,000 on Saturday, July 7. Certainly synonymous with All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car competition, Sharon Speedway has hosted the traveling Series on 102 occasions since the All Stars first made tracks in Hartford in 1970, crowning 51 different winners in nearly as many seasons.

Lou Blaney, the father of current All Star full-timer and former World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney, as well as 134-time All Star winner and six-time Series champion Dale Blaney, is also a former All Star winner, capturing a victory at Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway during the Series’ inaugural season in 1970. The All Star victory was the first and only on Blaney’s impressive, hall of fame worthy, short track resume that also includes a combined win total of 132 at Sharon Speedway alone; 121 in a modified and 11 in a sprint car.

During the nine prior Lou Blaney Memorial events, no repeat winner has been crowned. Incidentally enough, Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, earned top honors during the inaugural Lou Blaney Memorial in 2009.

The 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial will launch a short, but competitive July schedule for the All Star Circuit of Champions that includes seven events across five states, all of which contested at seven different facilities. Included in the mix is a four-race Midwest swing that features events in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa on Thursday through Sunday, July 26-29.

Although second in the current All Star driver championship, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will enter the weekend hot; sweeping the most recent weekend of competition during a two-day visit to Indiana and Illinois. The five-time All Star winner, who claimed victories at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and at the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 (Ill.) during his Midwest winning spree, trails the current All Star driver championship leader, Carson Macedo, by just eight markers entering the Lou Blaney Memorial. Macedo has a pair of victories on the season, also earning 12 top-five finishes in 20 feature starts.

Six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, will enter the Lou Blaney Memorial third in the All Star driver championship chase, followed by the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild and Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller.

Dave Blaney is sixth in the All Star driver standings, followed by two-time winner Paul McMahan, West Virginia’s Cale Conley, Western Pennsylvania hotshot and former Lernerville Speedway champion Carl Bowser, and Evan City’s Brandon Spithaler; another Western Pennsylvania favorite and former Lernerville Speedway champion.

In addition to Carson Macedo and Aaron Reutzel, full-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competitors with victories this season include Chad Kemenah (2), Jac Haudenschild (1), and Paul McMahan (2). Reutzel’s first All Star victory of the season, as well as the first of his career, took shape at Sharon Speedway during the inaugural Buckeye Cup on Saturday, May 5.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. Main gates will also open at 3 p.m. with activities to follow behind the main grandstands. An All Star drivers meeting is set to begin at approximately 6 p.m., followed by hot laps and qualifying time trials. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/30/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2780
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2772
3. Chad Kemenah - 2750
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2710
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2592
6. Dave Blaney - 2580
7. Paul McMahan - 2570
8. Cale Conley - 2418
9. Carl Bowser - 2244
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2232

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
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. 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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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Aaron Reutzel wins Summer Slash at Route 66; Sweeps weekend with Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1

JOLIET, Ill. (June 30, 2018) - Officially sweeping the two-day Indiana/Illinois road trip, Clute, Texas, native Aaron Reutzel cruised to his fifth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season on Saturday night, this time scoring a $5,000 payday during a visit to the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Reutzel, who was forced to overcome engine issues early in the program, took command for the first time on lap seven and never looked back, eventually surviving a few bobbles on a fast, but tricky curb, ultimately keeping a hard charging Dave Blaney at bay.

Six-time and defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah chased Blaney and Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and Nashville’s Paul McMahan.

“This goes to show what kind of a team we have,” Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane with MAVTV Motorsports Network cameras rolling. “Hurting a motor earlier today really threw a wrench in our plans. Lucky for me, my guys were able to get that changed pretty quick. Besides that hiccup, we never really struggled tonight. We were able to put ourselves in a key position in the heat race, followed up with a solid dash finish, and then a win.”

Reutzel’s first, official bid for the top spot occurred on lap seven, actually driving around two competitors in one circuit to claim the race lead. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway while racing in the third position, the driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/No. 87 entry powered around Parker Price-Miller at the exit of turn two to gain the runner-up spot, just before nailing a perfect slider on race leader Jac Haudenschild at the exit of turn four. The textbook slider worked perfectly, maintaining control as the front-runners raced by the flagstand to complete lap seven.

Reutzel’s campaign at the front of the field was not all gravy, forced to withstand four cautions and periods of heavy traffic. Perhaps Reutzel’s biggest challenge was the topside cushion, nearly biting the former ASCS national champion with less than five laps remaining. By that time, Dave Blaney, who had already charged from 21st to second, was closing-in on the familiar No. 87. Although strong around the bottom groove, Reutzel’s momentum on top was stronger, holding on to score his second All Star victory in as many days.

“This track really reminds me of a track we have back home,” Reutzel continued. “That track is really hard on left rears, so I knew I had to keep my left rear under me and just keep the tires from spinning. Once I got to third right from the start, I just kinda went into cruise mode. I was able to get around Parker [Price-Miller] and then make a slider work on Jac [Haudenschild]. That last caution actually saved me because I think I had the wing a little too far back. I’m glad to get this done.”

With the month of June officially in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will move ahead and begin preparations for an action-packed July agenda, first visiting Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, for the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday evening, July 7.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars visited Sharon Speedway twice thus far in 2018; once for the inaugural Buckeye Cup in early May, followed by a visit during Ohio Sprint Speedweek in mid-June. Two different winners were crowned including Aaron Reutzel in May, followed by Christopher Bell during the 36th edition of Speedweek.

More information pertaining to Sharon Speedway’s 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial will be posted during the next few days. Those seeking information regarding reserved seats and advanced tickets should visit Sharon Speedway on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Dirt Oval @ Route 66 - Saturday, June 30, 2018:
Summer Slash Event
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.651 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 13.811 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gary Taylor
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Scotty Thiel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Jac Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller
Wix Filters Dash #2: Jac Haudenschild
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dave Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dave Blaney [+19]
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.811; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.859; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.938; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.044; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 14.116; 6. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 14.121; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson, 14.181; 8. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 14.188; 9. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.205; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, NT

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.950; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 14.005; 3. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.012; 4. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.150; 5. 47-Terry Babb, 14.555; 6. 23-Russel Borland, 14.587; 7. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.737; 8. 12-Mike Decker, 15.252; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, 16.268; 10. 5-Chase Briscoe, NT

Group (C)
1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 14.124; 2. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 14.253; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 14.272; 4. 1M-Phillip Mock, 14.351; 5. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr., 14.378; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.398; 7. 23D-Trey Datweiler, 14.719; 8. 7-Scott Uttech, 15.170; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 15.542; 10. 14F-Jimmy Fifield, 16.326

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.917; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.963; 3. 73-Ben Schmidt, 14.017; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.055; 5. 85M-Steve Meyer, 14.494; 6. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.499; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.806; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz, 14.916; 9. 63X-Nick Matuszewski, 15.506

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [9]; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [6]; 8. 10W-Brandon McMullen [8]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Gary Taylor [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [6]; 6. 47-Terry Babb [5]; 7. 12-Mike Decker [8]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [4]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 4. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [5]; 5. 1M-Phillip Mock [1]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [3]; 7. 23D-Trey Datweiler [7]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [8]; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]; 10. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 73-Ben Schmidt [2]; 5. 28-Brian Paulus [6]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz [8]; 9. 63X-Nick Matuszewski [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 2. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [1]; 3. 85M-Steve Meyer [5]; 4. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen [10]; 7. 23D-Trey Datweiler [7]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz [11]; 9. 7-Scott Uttech [12]; 10. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [14]; 11. 12-Mike Decker [9]; 12. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [17]; 13. 63X-Nick Matuszewski [15]; 14. 29-Hunter Custer [13]; 15. 43-Jereme Schroeder [16]; 16. 47-Terry Babb [6]; 17. 7J-Joe Swanson [2]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [21]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [9]; 9. 11-Gary Taylor [10]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 12. 64-Scotty Thiel [6]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 14. 85M-Steve Meyer [23]; 15. 28-Brian Paulus [19]; 16. 23-Russel Borland [20]; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 18. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [24]; 19. 73-Ben Schmidt [15]; 20. 1M-Phillip Mock [18]; 21. 25-Jake Blackhurst [17]; 22. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [16]; 23. 98-Carl Bowser [13]; 24. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [22] Lap Leaders: Jac Haudenschild [1-6], Aaron Reutzel [7-30]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/30/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2780
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2772
3. Chad Kemenah - 2750
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2710
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2592
6. Dave Blaney - 2580
7. Paul McMahan - 2570
8. Cale Conley - 2418
9. Carl Bowser - 2244
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2232

 

 

Aaron Reutzel gets fourth All Star victory of season during visit to Plymouth Speedway

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (June 29, 2018) - Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel made the most of his pole position on Friday night, leading all 41 circuits at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, to earn his fourth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season, solidly on top of the Series’ season win count.

The main event, originally scheduled to go 35 laps in distance, was adjusted to 41 laps to honor the late, great Jason Johnson.

“This is a special win for me and my team. To win a 41-lap race in honor of Jason Johnson is very special, and really emotional, ” said Aaron Reutzel in victory lane, driver Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “I’ve known Jason a long time. I watched him race a lot in the area where I am from, and when I started to build a race team, he helped me out a lot. My car actually had a fuel line come off tonight, but I was too stubborn to stop. I wanted to win this one.”

Reutzel’s campaign at the front of the field was nearly flawless. After withstanding a trio of cautions during the first 11 circuits, one of which resulting in open red flag conditions due to a lengthy caution clean up effort, it was smooth sailing for the former ASCS national champion, ultimately sneaking away just enough in traffic to keep anywhere between a half-straightaway and a full straightaway between himself and second place running Jac Haudenschild.

Although escaping unscathed, Reutzel’s only close call of the 41-lap program occurred on lap 29 when the Texan caught a trio of lapped cars at once, forcing Reutzel to take evasive action and split all three competitors. With clearer lanes ahead, especially his preferred lane around the topside of the speedway, Reutzel drove on to score the $5,000 payday by a margin of victory equalling 1.34 seconds.

Chasing Reutzel most of the way, Jac Haudenschild finished second at Plymouth Speedway, and although he was able to keep Reutzel within two seconds at the final checkers, the “Wild Child” was never in any position to take the top spot from Reutzel. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo finished third from tenth on the grid, followed by Brady Bacon and Chad Kemenah.

Continuing on down the highway, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for the second time in Series history on Saturday, June 30. Joining the stars and cars of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, the “Summer Slash” event at the state-of-the-art motorsports complex, the first and only All Star visit to the Land of Lincoln in 2018, will be a “must see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. The All Star Circuit of Champions will face-off against many of the IRA’s best including multi-time IRA champion, Bill Balog; current Series point leader and two-time winner, Scotty Thiel; 2018 championship contenders, Jake Blackhurst and Jeremy Schultz; and 2018 IRA opening night winner, Steve Meyer.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from the Dirt Oval at Route 66 on Saturday evening. The entire program will be recorded for a tape-delay broadcast set for later in the year. An updated MAVTV/All Star broadcast schedule will be published later this summer.

Dirt Oval at Route 66 will open pit gates at 12 p.m. with the All Star drivers meeting to follow at 6 p.m. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Dirt Oval at Route 66 at www.dirtoval66.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Speedway - Friday, June 29, 2018
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 11.472 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 11.250 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brady Bacon
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Aaron Reutzel
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.250; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.593; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.674; 4. 7J-Joe Swanson, 11.745; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.775; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.980; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.981; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.061

Group (B)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.610; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.804; 3. 4K-Kody Kinser, 11.810; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.896; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.043; 6. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, 12.045; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.198; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.397

Group (C)
1. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr., 11.878; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.969; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.971; 4. 11-Gary Taylor, 11.990; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.053; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.062; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.092

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [1]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 4K-Kody Kinser [2]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [7]; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 11-Gary Taylor [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [4]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 8. 11-Gary Taylor [7]

A-Main (41 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 6. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [14]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 9. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer [15]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [16]; 12. 11-Gary Taylor [8]; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser [9]; 15. 98-Carl Bowser [20]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [12]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 18. 73-Ben Schmidt [21]; 19. 7J-Joe Swanson [22]; 20. 21-Brinton Marvel [23]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 22. 70-Dave Blaney [17]; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-41)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/29/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2638
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2622
3. Chad Kemenah - 2606
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2574
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2454
6. Dave Blaney - 2434
7. Paul McMahan - 2430
8. Cale Conley - 2294
9. Brandon Spithaler - 2142
10. Carl Bowser - 2140

 

 

The All Stars will conclude busy June schedule with starts in Indiana and Illinois

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 28, 2018) - With Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing officially in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will set their focus on a pair of ovals outside of the Buckeye State, this time venturing a little further west to areas in northern Indiana, as well as northern Illinois.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off the final weekend of June with a visit to the Hoosier State on Friday evening, June 29. Dubbed the “Playground of Power,” Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., will host the traveling All Stars for only the second time in Series history on Friday night giving local fans the first of two opportunities to watch Tony Stewart’s All Stars in the state of Indiana in 2018. The second Indiana invasion, the 2018 season finale, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, at Kokomo Speedway.

Adding extra hype to NASCAR weekend at the nearby Chicagoland Speedway, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for the second time in Series history on Saturday, June 30. Joining the stars and cars of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, the “Summer Slash” event at the state-of-the-art motorsports complex, the first and only All Star visit to the Land of Lincoln in 2018, will be a “must see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. The All Star Circuit of Champions will face-off against many of the IRA’s best including multi-time IRA champion Bill Balog, current Series point leader and two-time winner Scotty Thiel, 2018 championship contenders Jake Blackhurst and Jeremy Schultz, and the 2018 IRA opening night winner Steve Meyer.

As announced, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, will be on hand with the All Stars all weekend, scheduled to enter action aboard his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/No. 14 sprint car.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo will lead the All Star Circuit of Champions into action on Friday and Saturday as the current Series driver championship point leader. The two-time winner aboard the familiar Norman/Gaerte No. 3G owns a 22-point cushion in the standings over Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel. Macedo, a standout rookie with the All Stars, owns 13 top-ten finishes in 18 feature starts. Reutzel, who owned the driver championship lead during certain segments of the 2018 season, also owns 13 top-ten finishes in 2018, but sits ahead of Macedo in the win category with three; Sharon (Ohio) Speedway, Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway, and Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park. Macedo’s victories, occurring in back-to-back fashion, were accomplished at Stateline (N.Y.) Speedway and Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway.

Six-time and defending Series champion Chad Kemenah is currently third in the All Star driver championship chase, just 28 points out of the top spot, followed by the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild and Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller.

Sprint car veteran and former World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney will enter the Indiana/Illinois swing sixth in the driver title chase, followed by the recently crowned Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion Paul McMahan, West Virginia’s Cale Conley, All Star sophomore Brandon Spithaler, and former Lernerville Speedway champion Carl Bowser.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from the Dirt Oval at Route 66 on Saturday evening. The entire program will be recorded for a tape-delay broadcast set for later in the year. An updated MAVTV/All Star broadcast schedule will be published later this summer.

Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., will open pit gates at 12 p.m. on Friday afternoon, June 29. An All Star drivers meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. If needed, Sunday, July 1, will be utilized as a rain date.

Dirt Oval at Route 66 will also open pit gates at 12 p.m. with an All Star drivers meeting to follow at 6 p.m. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 7 p.m., sharp.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/23/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2494 2. Aaron Reutzel - 2472 3. Chad Kemenah - 2466 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2428 5. Parker Price-Miller - 2346 6. Dave Blaney - 2328 7. Paul McMahan - 2294 8. Cale Conley - 2160 9. Brandon Spithaler - 2038 10. Carl Bowser - 2020

 

 

Cole Duncan claims inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic title; Paul McMahan earns Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing championship

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 23, 2018) - An emotional victory to say the least, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan smoked the field on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway, not only capping off Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing with a trip to victory lane, but honoring his life-long racing hero in the process by claiming the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic worth $10,000.

Starting from the pole position by way of dash victory, Duncan led all 35 circuits on Saturday night at the Atomic highbanks, keeping the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney and Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo at bay. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory bumped his career win total to four with the Series, his second in Chillicothe.

“I just went over and told Rick (Ferkel) he is one of my all-time heroes,” a teary-eyed Cole Duncan said in victory lane. “To earn this, the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic win, there are no words. To do this at my home track, in front of all of these great fans, with my family and friends here, means so much to me.”

Duncan was able to run away from the field right from the drop of the green flag, leading defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah, and fellow Ohio native Dave Blaney, by the flagstand for the first time. By lap eight, Duncan was already in traffic, eventually allowing Blaney to chip away at his advantage with Carson Macedo in tow. Although intense during certain segments of the main event, Duncan maneuvered through the lapped cars well, always keeping at least a pair between himself and Blaney.

The main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap 30 giving Blaney an opportunity to restart on the back bumper of Duncan. Blaney’s restart attempt was good, but not good enough, unable to work by the familiar No. 22. Duncan went on the score the five-figure payday; certainly the most sentimental victory of this young career.

“Being the leader, you never really know how far out ahead you are. I felt really good, so I felt really confident the entire race,” Cole Duncan continued. “It started to lay some rubber down in certain spots, especially in the exit of the corners. You can race anywhere you want, but you have to make sure you are in the rubber when you exit the corners. It made lapped traffic a little difficult, but we were really good in traffic. I was just praying the tires would stay under me. It all worked out.”

Cole Duncan won the battle, but Paul McMahan won the war, claiming the 36th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing championship worth $3,000. McMahan’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign included one victory - the Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park - as well as a grand total of six top-ten finishes in seven starts. Four of McMahan’s top-ten finishes were inside the top-five. The Speedweek title was the first of McMahan’s storied career.

“People had me written off a few years back, so to come back and do this is pretty special,” Paul McMahan said while celebrating his Speedweek title with crew. “We only won one race this week, but this goes to show that consistency wins championships. To clinch this title during Rick Ferkel’s race makes things even more special. I had the opportunity to race for Rick at one point. He is someone I have always looked up to. I’m glad to be here.”

Atomic Speedway/Speedweek Night #6 Rescheduled Feature Report:

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 kicked-off the evening program at Atomic Speedway by running the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing night six feature that was originally scheduled for Wednesday evening, June 20. Mother Nature invaded Chillicothe just as feature cars were beginning to be pushed out onto the speedway. A heavy downpour forced officials to postpone the event until Saturday.

Utilizing patience to power himself to a 35th-career All Star Circuit of Champions triumph, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah was the first to visit victory lane on Saturday evening at Atomic Speedway, leading all 30 circuits during the Wednesday make-up feature to clinch his first All Star victory since winning the 2018 Series opener in Ocala, Florida.

The driver of the Hunter Racing/DKW Transport/Seneca Energy/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/No. 10H earned the top spot right from the drop of the green flag, powering ahead of fellow front row starter, Justin Peck, as the pair raced into turn one for the first time. Although dominate from the start, Kemenah’s trip to victory lane was far from down an easy path. Kemenah was forced to survive six stoppages during the 30-lapper, two of which resulting in red flag conditions.

“My car owner, Rob Hunter, really messed up today; he took the night off and stayed home tonight,” Chad Kemenah laughed in victory lane. “This is really cool. It feels great to get this done. To say our Speedweek has been up and down is an understatement, but this team doesn’t give up. I felt like we got better after that first red. (Brian Kemenah) came out and made some adjustments that really helped out the car. I lost a race on the final lap here to Dave Blaney last year. I’d drive into the fence before I let that happen again.”

Although it was Kemenah in control, it was Ryan Smith and Paul McMahan who were putting on the show, battling almost side-by-side for the runner-up position for a multitude of laps. Continuing to substitute for Max McGhee, Smith secured the runner-up spot for the first time on lap six. McMahan, a two-time winner thus far in 2018 for car owner Tom Buch, powered into third for the first time on lap eight.

The duo exchanged positions four times between laps 16 and 26 beginning with McMahan getting by Smith after a restart on lap 16. Smith returned the favor on lap 21, but it would not last long, as McMahan was able to sneak back by the familiar No. 11 after a restart on lap 22. The caution on lap 22, waved for an upside-down Mitch Harble, was the final stop of the night. It followed a trio of yellow flags during the first half of the main event on laps five, ten, and fourteen, as well as a red flag on lap 18 for Parker Price-Miller who was battling inside the top-five. All drivers involved in all accidents walked away unharmed.

Once green flag action returned following the lap 22 caution, McMahan and Smith’s battle resumed. By lap 26, Smith was all over McMahan again, ultimately powering back around the Nashville native via Elk Grove, Calif., to officially regain second on lap 26. After gaining second for the final time, Smith set his aim for Kemenah, working as hard as he could to match Kemenah’s pace through the middle of the speedway. A late charge would put Smith within a half-second of Kemenah, but time was out. Kemenah held on for the $5,000 payday, followed Ryan Smith, Paul McMahan, Jac Haudenschild, and Cap Henry.

Additional News:
With Ohio Sprint Speedweek in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue on down the highway and end the month of June with a pair of stops in the Midwest, first visiting Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on Friday, June 29, followed by a stop at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday, June 30. If needed, Plymouth Speedway officials will utilize Sunday, July 1, as a rain date.

MAVTV Motorsports Network will be on hand to capture all of the action from Plymouth Speedway on Friday night. The second-ever All Star program at the northern Indiana oval will be aired on MAVTV later this year. A full broadcast schedule will be released later this summer.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Saturday, June 23, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Finale
Inaugural $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Rico Abreu - 11.450 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.195 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Dave Blaney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Josh Baughman
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Trevor Baker
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Cole Duncan
Elliott’s Custom Trailer & Carts C-Main: Brandon Spithaler
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cole Duncan
Wix Filters Dash #2: Dave Blaney
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Parker Price-Miller
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Duncan
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+10)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.326; 2. 11n-Christopher Bell, 11.450; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.565; 4. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.576; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.604; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.661; 7. 97-Broc Martin, 11.823; 8. 99-Jay Waugh, 12.014; 9. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.227; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.278

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.195; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.396; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.426; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.499; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 11.607; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.611; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.766; 8. X4X-Jimmy Stinson, 11.908; 9. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.192; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.249

Group (C)
1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.653; 2. G1-Gary Taylor, 11.709; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.710; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 11.836; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.932; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.960; 7. 19-Mitch Harble, 11.984; 8. 23-Chase Baker, 12.434; 9. 51-John Garvin, 19.126

Group (D)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.672; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.742; 3. 4X-Danny Smith, 11.753; 4. 45-Trevor Baker, 11.852; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.881; 6. 21-Cap Henry, 11.891; 7. 23X-DJ Foos, 11.993; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.154; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 12.865

Group (E)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.534; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.554; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.628; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.683; 5. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.764; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.945; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly, 12.250; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.582; 9. 4D-Josh Davis, 16.415

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [3]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [2]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [9]; 10. 99-Jay Waugh [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 7. X4X-Jimmy Stinson [8]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 9. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 6. G1-Gary Taylor [3]; 7. 19-Mitch Harble [7]; 8. 23-Chase Baker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 45-Trevor Baker [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 21-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 4X-Danny Smith [2]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [8]; 8. 23X-DJ Foos [7]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 27-Cody Gallogly [7]; 7. 4D-Josh Davis [9]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 23X-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 4B-Steve Butler [6]; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit [4]; 5. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [7]; 6. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [5]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [3]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 4X-Danny Smith [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. G1-Gary Taylor [9]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 10. X4X-Jimmy Stinson [12]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 12. 19-Mitch Harble [13]; 13. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [14]; 14. 27-Cody Gallogly [11]; 15. 4D-Josh Davis [15]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 17. 23X-DJ Foos [17]; 18. 35R-Ronnie Blair [18]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 11N-Christopher Bell [4]; 8. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [12]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [15]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [17]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [16]; 14. 11-Ryan Smith [24]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [23]; 16. 17B-Josh Baughman [8]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 18. 4-Parker Price-Miller [21]; 19. 3-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 20. 7K-Cale Conley [25]; 21. 98-Carl Bowser [20]; 22. 5X-Justin Peck [14]; 23. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 24. 4X-Danny Smith [22]; 25. 21-Cap Henry [19] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan (1-35)

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Wednesday, June 20 (Finished on 6/23):
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #6
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo - 11.661 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 11.192 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Peck
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tim Shaffer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash #1: Justin Peck
Wix Filters Dash #2: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Rico Abreu
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Hunter Schuerenberg (+17)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.449; 2. 21-Cap Henry, 11.567; 3. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.572; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.589; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.611; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.699; 7. 19-Mitch Harble, 11.753; 8. 4X-Danny Smith, 11.864; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 11.905

Group (B)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.192; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.302; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.345; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.355; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.484; 6. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.491; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.597; 8. 17b-Josh Baughman, 11.996; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.429

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.439; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.525; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.593; 4. 23X-DJ Foos, 11.605; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.828; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.956; 7. 51-John Garvin, 12.078; 8. 4D-Josh Davis, 99.260

Group (D)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.418; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.465; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.475; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.488; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.555; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.567; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.774; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.202

Group (E)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.603; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.722; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.745; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.757; 5. 11n-Christopher Bell, 11.837; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.858; 7. 99-Jay Waugh, 12.102; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.381

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 4X-Danny Smith [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 7. 99-Jay Waugh [7]; 8. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 23X-DJ Foos [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [13]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 99-Jay Waugh [12]; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser [14]; 12. 71-Ayrton Olsen [17]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 14. 91-Cale Thomas [15]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree [16]; 17. 4B-Steve Butler [18]; 18. 4X-Danny Smith [19]
A-Main (30 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 21-Cap Henry [13]; 6. 49x-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [19]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 9. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [23]; 10. 70-Dave Blaney [17]; 11. 11n-Christopher Bell [9]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston [20]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [12]; 15. 4X-Danny Smith [25]; 16. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 17. 3G-Carson Macedo [11]; 18. 23X-DJ Foos [10]; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [14]; 21. A79-Brandon Wimmer [24]; 22. 19-Mitch Harble [21]; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 24. 22C-Cole Duncan [15]; 25. 35-Tyler Esh [22] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/23/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2494
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2472
3. Chad Kemenah - 2466
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2428
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2346
6. Dave Blaney - 2328
7. Paul McMahan - 2294
8. Cale Conley - 2160
9. Brandon Spithaler - 2038
10. Carl Bowser - 2020

FINAL Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings:
1. Paul McMahan - 970
2. Carson Macedo - 930
3. Tim Shaffer - 894
4. Spencer Bayston - 894
5. Ryan Smith - 886
6. Aaron Reutzel - 886
7. Dave Blaney - 872
8. Chad Kemenah - 862
9. Rico Abreu - 858
10. Parker Price-Miller - 832

 

 

Mother Nature takes out Limaland; $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic to conclude Ohio Sprint Speedweek

LIMA, Ohio (June 22, 2018) - Heavy rain throughout the day Thursday, as well as heavy rain predicted throughout the day Friday, has forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials to cancel Friday’s Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing visit to Limaland Motorsports Park.

Heavy precipitation on Thursday left most of the facility under water, and with high percentages of additional rain in the forecast for Friday, the track will be left with very little, if any drying time.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing back at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, June 23, this time battling for a $10,000 top prize during the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic.

In addition, Wednesday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek night six feature from Atomic Speedway, which was washed out just as cars were beginning to stage, will also be conducted on Saturday evening. Rick Ferkel Classic hot laps and qualifying will take shape first at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, followed by Wednesday’s make-up feature, then concluding with all remaining preliminary action and the $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic main event.

The 2018 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing champion will also be crowned on Saturday night. The 2018 champion will receive a $3,000 payday.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. If needed, Atomic Speedway and All Star officials will utilize the previously scheduled rain date of Sunday, June 24. Those seeking additional information regarding the $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/22/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2234 2. Aaron Reutzel -2198 3. Chad Kemenah - 2178 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2174 5. Parker Price-Miller - 2128 6. Dave Blaney - 2052 7. Paul McMahan - 2020 8. Cale Conley - 1928 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1858 10. Carl Bowser - 1802

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/22/2018) 1. Kyle Larson - 696 2. Paul McMahan - 696 3. Carson Macedo - 670 4. Danny Dietrich - 660 5. Spencer Bayston - 644 6. Ryan Smith - 618 7. Tim Shaffer - 614 8. Parker Price-Miller - 614 9. Aaron Reutzel - 612 10. Gio Scelzi - 602

 

 

Weather invades Atomic Speedway just before main event; Double features to end Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 20, 2018) - Just as feature cars were set to fire on Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway, Mother Nature stepped in and intervened, unleashing a complete downpour. With that said, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials were forced to postpone Wednesday night’s feature until Saturday, June 23. The Wednesday night make-up feature will kick-off the Rick Ferkel Classic; the 2018 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing finale. Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck is scheduled to start on the pole for the Wednesday night make-up feature.

Six nights down and three to go, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Thursday evening, June 21, with action at the Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit Muskingum only once in 2018; the 14th total appearance by Tony Stewart’s All Stars in Series history.

Muskingum County Speedway officials will open pit gates at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Muskingum County Speedway live on the Web at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Wednesday, June 20, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #6 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo - 11.661 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 11.192 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Peck All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tim Shaffer Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Chad Kemenah JE Pistons Dash #1: Justin Peck Wix Filters Dash #2: Tony Stewart Classic Ink USA B-Main: Rico Abreu Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: (TBD 6/23) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: (TBD 6/23) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.449; 2. 21-Cap Henry, 11.567; 3. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.572; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.589; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.611; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.699; 7. 19-Mitch Harble, 11.753; 8. 4X-Danny Smith, 11.864; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 11.905

Group (B) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.192; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.302; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.345; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.355; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.484; 6. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.491; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.597; 8. 17b-Josh Baughman, 11.996; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.429

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.439; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.525; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.593; 4. 23X-DJ Foos, 11.605; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.828; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.956; 7. 51-John Garvin, 12.078; 8. 4D-Josh Davis, 99.260

Group (D) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.418; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.465; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.475; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.488; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.555; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.567; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.774; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.202

Group (E) 1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.603; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.722; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.745; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.757; 5. 11n-Christopher Bell, 11.837; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.858; 7. 99-Jay Waugh, 12.102; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.381

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 4X-Danny Smith [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 7. 99-Jay Waugh [7]; 8. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 23X-DJ Foos [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [13]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 99-Jay Waugh [12]; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser [14]; 12. 71-Ayrton Olsen [17]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 14. 91-Cale Thomas [15]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree [16]; 17. 4B-Steve Butler [18]; 18. 4X-Danny Smith [19]

 

 

Bell gets by Larson late to score Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing victory at Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, Ohio (June 20, 2018) - Round five of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at Sharon Speedway seemed to be a lock for Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson on Tuesday night, charging ahead from the outside of row five to take command from Christopher Bell by lap 15. Although the potential outcome seemed obvious, Bell had something to say, mounting an impressive charge during the late stages of the 30-lapper to drive back around Larson, eventually earning the fifth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of his career, two of which accomplished at the Hartford oval.

“Kyle (Larson) is one hell of a driver. His car has been really good all week,” Christopher Bell said to the crowd on Tuesday night. “I knew he was going to be tough to beat. I kept seeing his number climb higher and higher on the scoreboard over in turn three. To be able to do this with the team that I have it really special. Tonight was a lot of fun. I’m very thankful I get to drive this thing.”

Bell, aboard the Dough-Si-Dough Shoppe/Linder’s Speed Equipment/No. 11N sprint car, led during two different segments of the 30-lap program, the first being after the drop of the initial green. The current NASCAR Xfinity star led the first 14 circuits before his reign was interrupted by Kyle Larson.

Larson’s march toward the front of the field commenced at the drop of the green, utilizing a restart to move into third with just seven laps complete, soon driving around Danny Dietrich for second just two circuits later. A pair of cautions on laps 13 and 15 set the field nose-to-tail again giving Larson two more attempts to gain the race lead. Although Larson was unable to work underneath Bell after the lap 13 restart, his lap 15 attempt was successful, gluing his Paul Silva-owned, No. 57 machine to the bottom of the speedway to drive underneath Bell as the pair battled off of turn four.

Keeping is focus on the bottom of the speedway, Larson maintained control until lap 27. As lapped cars started to block his racing lane, Bell took advantage, driving hard around the topside of the speedway to fly by Larson to officially lead lap 27. Larson moved to the cushion shortly thereafter in a desperate attempt to make-up ground on Bell, but it was too late. Bell throttled on to cross under the final checkers 1.47 seconds ahead of Larson, followed by Danny Dietrich, Rico Abreu, and a hard-charging Parker Price-Miller, who advanced 17 positions to earn the evening’s MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.

“It was tough. Whenever I came here last year, there was a lot more left on the top to run. This year, it was tough,” Christopher Bell continued in victory lane. “By laps two, three and four, I could tell that the top was already starting to go away. It was a matter of me just staying off of the wall and keeping my tires under me as I exited off of the corners. I was kinda surprised Kyle (Larson) stayed on the bottom behind the lapped cars. That gave me an open road on the top. I didn’t have the grip to run the bottom, so I was pretty much committed to the top.”

“I was watching all of the lapped cars in front of me race around the bottom, so I figured the top was too dirty to go up there,” a disappointed Kyle Larson said. “I kept thinking about moving to the top earlier, but I just didn’t do it. I’m kinda kicking myself now. Bell did a really good job, so congratulations to him and his team.”

Officially over the hump with five rounds down and four remaining, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue later tonight - Wednesday evening, June 20 - with a trip to the southern half of the Buckeye State. Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe will be the next venue to host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1; the first of two visits during the nine-day, Ohio Sprint Speedweek stretch.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #5 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Jesse Attard - 15.443 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 15.107 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Christopher Bell All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: D.J. Foos Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Helms Mobil 1 Heat #4: T.J. Michael Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Carson Macedo Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Mitchell Wormall JE Pistons Dash #1: D.J. Foos Wix Filters Dash #2: Danny Dietrich Classic Ink USA B-Main: Stuart Brubaker Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+17) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.107; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.574; 3. 11n-Christopher Bell, 15.774; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.895; 5. 21-Cap Henry, 15.923; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 16.075; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.239; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.268; 9. 53-Jessie Attard, 16.511; 10. 34M-Michael Marano II, 17.434

Group (B) 1. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 15.756; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.004; 3. 23X-DJ Foos, 16.140; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger, 16.239; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 16.322; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.390; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.488; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 16.673; 9. 4N-Jim Morris, 16.903; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 17.023

Group (C) 1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 15.666; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.801; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.984; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 16.024; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.305; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 16.361; 7. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 16.613; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 16.655; 9. 8-Jared Zimbardi, 16.818; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.901

Group (D) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.841; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.982; 3. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.131; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.211; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.356; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 16.388; 7. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.416; 8. 51-John Garvin, 16.724; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 17.045

Group (E) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.525; 2. 17b-Josh Baughman, 16.240; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.272; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.366; 5. 19-Mitch Harble, 16.452; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.466; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich, 16.789; 8. 23-Chase Baker, 17.045; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 17.245

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 21-Cap Henry [5]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 8. 53-Jessie Attard [9]; 9. 34M-Michael Marano II [10]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 23X-DJ Foos [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [1]; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 9. 4N-Jim Morris [9]; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 8. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [7]; 9. 8-Jared Zimbardi [9]; 10. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 51-John Garvin [8]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [5]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [7]; 8. 23-Chase Baker [8]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [12]; 2. 53-Jessie Attard [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 4. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]; 5. 71-Ayrton Olsen [5]; 6. 8-Jared Zimbardi [7]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [4]; 8. 4N-Jim Morris [8]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [13]; 10. 34M-Michael Marano II [10]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 12. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [2]; 4. 19-Mitch Harble [4]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 10. 51-John Garvin [5]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [11]; 12. 9M-Jordan Ryan [14]; 13. 5K-Adam Kekich [15]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 15. 53-Jessie Attard [17]; 16. 46-Michael Bauer [10]; 17. O8-Dan Kuriger [8]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 11N-Christopher Bell [4]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [10]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 10. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [25]; 14. 21-Cap Henry [23]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [19]; 16. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15]; 18. 19-Mitch Harble [24]; 19. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [26]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [18]; 22. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [21]; 23. 17-Caleb Helms [11]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [20]; 25. 71X-Gio Scelzi [14]; 26. 17B-Josh Baughman [16] Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell (1-14), Kyle Larson (15-26), Christopher Bell (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/19/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2234 2. Aaron Reutzel -2198 3. Chad Kemenah - 2178 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2174 5. Parker Price-Miller - 2128 6. Dave Blaney - 2052 7. Paul McMahan - 2020 8. Cale Conley - 1928 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1858 10. Carl Bowser - 1802

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/19/2018) 1. Kyle Larson - 696 2. Paul McMahan - 696 3. Carson Macedo - 670 4. Danny Dietrich - 660 5. Spencer Bayston - 644 6. Ryan Smith - 618 7. Tim Shaffer - 614 8. Parker Price-Miller - 614 9. Aaron Reutzel - 612 10. Gio Scelzi - 602

 

 

Kyle Larson becomes first Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing repeat winner of 2018

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 18, 2018) - Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson became the first repeat winner of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing on Monday night at Wayne County Speedway, leading all 30 circuits to claim his second $5,000 top prize in three days, bumping his career-win total to three at Wayne County Speedway; eight in total against Tony Stewart’s All Stars.
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Larson, now a back-to-back winner at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” during Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition, earned his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory from the outside-front row, getting the early jump on fellow California native Gio Scelzi, and Ohio favorite, the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild.

“We weren’t very good in our heat race, but Paul Silva made some adjustments and we were much better in the dash,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Brandt/Priority Aviation/Eneos/No. 57 sprint car. “It’s really important to make the dashes. Not only does that put you closer to the front in the main, but it also gives you more access to the track so you can try and learn something. Hats off to Paul (Silva) and this entire team. He wasn’t too happy about last night, but he’s incredibly smart and keeps me going in the right direction.”

Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Larson maintained a blistering pace during his campaign at the front of the field, very rarely having to deal with lapped traffic as four cautions, two of which resulting in red flag conditions, would keep the field in check.

Larson’s closest call of the main event occurred with just a handful of circuits remaining. Former Wayne County Speedway track champion, Andrew Palker, was beginning to reel in Larson as the front-runners entered traffic. Setting up Larson for a last-ditch effort takeover, Palker attempted to drive underneath Larson at the exit of turn four on lap 29, and again at the entrance of turn one on lap 30. Larson’s momentum proved to be too strong, holding on to score the Speedweek triumph.

Andrew Palker drove on to finish second during the 30-lapper, followed by recent Attica Raceway Park winner, Paul McMahan; Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo; and Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell.

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Tuesday evening, June 19, with a visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford. Pit gates will swing open at 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, followed by the mandatory All Star meeting at 5:30 p.m. All Star hot laps are scheduled to hit the speedway for the first time at 6:20 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Monday, June 18, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #4
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 52 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo- 14.932 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 14.336 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Jac Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Paul McMahan
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Gio Scelzi
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Aryton Olsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Parker Price-Miller
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Gerard McIntyre
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+16)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 14.336; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.498; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.659; 4. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.704; 5. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 14.733; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.739; 7. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.801; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 14.908; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.979; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.207; 11. 51-John Garvin, 15.703

Group (B)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.686; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.819; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.884; 4. 23X-DJ Foos, 14.901; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 15.009; 6. 19-Mitch Harble, 15.017; 7. 9j-Dean Jacobs, 15.229; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.323; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.399; 10. 4B-Steve Butler, 15.784; 11. 4KD-Kris Davis, 16.084

Group (C)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 14.725; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.836; 3. 11n-Christopher Bell, 14.859; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.932; 5. 17b-Josh Baughman, 14.936; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.960; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.003; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.019; 9. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.034; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.211

Group (D)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.632; 2. 5X-Justin Peck, 14.821; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 14.925; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.968; 5. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.014; 6. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.129; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.159; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 15.189; 9. C1-Clay Riney, 15.217; 10. 98-Carl Bowser, 15.712

Group (E)
1. 97-Broc Martin, 15.141; 2. 21-Cap Henry, 15.205; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.216; 4. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 15.340; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.377; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.417; 7. 53-Jessie Attard, 15.554; 8. 23-Chase Baker, 15.573; 9. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 16.319; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 16.450

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [1]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [10]; 11. 51-John Garvin [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs [7]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [8]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 8. 19-Mitch Harble [6]; 9. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 11. 4KD-Kris Davis [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71X-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [9]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [10]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Ayrton Olsen [1]; 2. 21-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [2]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 53-Jessie Attard [7]; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn [9]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 71X-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [6]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 4. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 3. 19-Mitch Harble [2]; 4. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 6. 33D-Tyler Dunn [5]; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan [11]; 8. 23X-DJ Foos [6]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [9]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [12]; 11. 4B-Steve Butler [13]; 12. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 13. 4KD-Kris Davis [14]; 14. 5T-Travis Philo [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16]; 10. A79-Brandon Wimmer [11]; 11. 53-Jessie Attard [15]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [14]; 13. C1-Clay Riney [13]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [17]; 15. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [10]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [10]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [15]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [23]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [25]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [18]; 11. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [16]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [17]; 13. 97-Broc Martin [19]; 14. 71-Ayrton Olsen [11]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 16. 9J-Dean Jacobs [20]; 17. 4K-Kasey Kahne [9]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [21]; 19. 4-Parker Price-Miller [26]; 20. 24-Rico Abreu [24]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 22. 71X-Gio Scelzi [1]; 23. 21-Cap Henry [5]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [22]; 25. 5X-Justin Peck [14]; 26. 45-Trevor Baker [8] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/18/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2100
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2090
3. Jac Haudenschild -2050
4. Chad Kemenah - 2046
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1988
6. Dave Blaney - 1934
7. Paul McMahan - 1894
8. Cale Conley - 1800
9. Brandon Spithaler - 1748
10. Carl Bowser - 1712

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/18/2018)
1. Paul McMahan - 570
2. Kyle Larson - 550
3. Carson Macedo - 536
4. Danny Dietrich - 516
5. Spencer Bayston - 508
6. Aaron Reutzel -504
7. Gio Scelzi - 500
8. Tim Shaffer - 498
9. Cole Duncan - 492
10. Ryan Smith - 488

 

Aaron Reutzel drives by Kyle Larson to claim round three of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at Waynesfield

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (June 17, 2018) - Becoming the third different Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing main event winner in as many nights, Clute, Texas’ own Aaron Reutzel did what seemed to be the impossible on Sunday night during his visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park and drove around NASCAR star Kyle Larson to pick up his third Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the 2018 season.

Ending a chase that commenced on the opening circuit, Aaron Reutzel made his winning move on lap 19, ultimately driving around race-long leader Larson as the pair battled down the back straightaway. Reutzel was on the heels of the Elk Grove, Calif., native for a number of circuits before making his move, keeping his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports machine within just a few car lengths as the duo raced through traffic that started to assemble as early as lap 13.

Once in command, it was semi-smooth sailing for Reutzel, keeping upwards of four lapped cars between himself and Larson for the rest of the 35-lap distance. Unfortunately for Larson, an abrasive surface that eventually led to a rubbered-up surface around the bottom of the speedway kept the recent Eldora winner from making up any ground on Reutzel.

Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan crossed under the final checkers just behind Reutzel and Larson, followed by Dave Blaney and Speedweek opening night winner Paul McMahan.

“I was really hoping to get the jump during the initial start,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Precision Catalyst/No. 87 entry. “Kyle (Larson) started to move down the track because he knew the rubber was coming. At that point, I was just searching for something else; anything I could do to get by him before things got locked-down. I think after I got by him, it was locked-down two laps later. I figured if I could get to the front, I would be OK, but you can never be too sure about Kyle. You can never count him out of anything.”

Aaron Reutzel and Kyle Larson led the field to green on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Larson earned the early jump, leading Reutzel, Duncan, and Spencer Bayston by the flagstand for the first time.

The first seven circuits went non-stop for Larson, just beginning to race into traffic when the main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap eight. Up until that point, Larson was in complete control, utilizing all lanes of the 1/3-mile, high-banked, dirt oval to maintain a quick pace.

After green flag conditions returned, Reutzel was able to keep Larson in range, actually moving in within a car length as the laps clicked near halfway. Reutzel’s winning move started one lap prior, using a big run off of turn four on the 18th circuit to pressure Larson in turns one and two. Reutzel’s momentum on the topside was greater than Larson’s through the middle, utilizing just enough boost from the thin, narrow cushion to drive by Larson on lap 19.

“John Folkens is actually with us here tonight. He is in the stands so I can’t thank him enough for what he does for this team. It’s really cool to get this done with him here,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “My team gave me a great race car here tonight. I just can’t thank everyone enough.”

Continuing the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will switch directions and head east, set to invade a pair of ovals in the northeast corner of the state for Speedweek rounds four and five on Monday and Tuesday, June 18 & 19. Wayne County Speedway, just outside of Orrville, will be the next to host Tony Stewart’s All Stars on Monday evening, June 18.

Those who can not attend can still catch all of the action live on Speed Shift TV. Speed Shift TV will be conducting pay-per-view broadcasts for the duration of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Those interested in learning more should visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Wayne County Speedway will allow pit access at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Waynesfield Raceway Park - Sunday, June 17, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #3
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Max Stambaugh - 11.109 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Shawn Dancer - 11.948 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chris Andrews
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Dietrich
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Tim Shaffer
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Travis Philo
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Byron Reed
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+7)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11.948; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.124; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.161; 4. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.262; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.322; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson, 12.564; 7. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.641; 8. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.666; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.815; 10. 99-Jay Waugh, 13.110

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.134; 2. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.327; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.469; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.626; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 12.756; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.807; 7. 42-Ty Tilton, 12.829; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.963; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.081; 10. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.324

Group (C)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.210; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.236; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.500; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.524; 5. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.650; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.676; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.754; 8. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.762; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson, 13.338; 10. 83-Adam Cruea, 13.369

Group (D)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.268; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.548; 3. 19-Mitch Harble, 12.640; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 12.657; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.684; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.806; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.016; 8. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.033; 9. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 13.105; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.325

Group (E)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.619; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.764; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 12.832; 4. 23X-Chase Baker, 13.059; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.071; 6. 97-Broc Martin, 13.122; 7. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 13.312; 8. 51-John Garvin, 13.422; 9. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.997

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 16-Chris Andrews [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [8]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson [6]; 8. 99-Jay Waugh [10]; 9. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [5]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [3]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 10. 42-Ty Tilton [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 9. 83-Adam Cruea [10]; 10. 5J-Jake Hesson [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 4. 19-Mitch Harble [2]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 9. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 10. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 23X-Chase Baker [1]; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 96AU-Bruce White [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 6. 23X-Chase Baker [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 3. 51-John Garvin [5]; 4. 99-Jay Waugh [2]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 6. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 42-Ty Tilton [12]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [6]; 9. 83-Adam Cruea [8]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 11. 96AU-Bruce White [9]; 12. 17B-Josh Baughman [11]; 13. 5J-Jake Hesson [13]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer [1]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck [13]; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh [10]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [18]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [11]; 12. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 13. 98-Carl Bowser [14]; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson [12]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron [15]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo [17]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [4]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 9. 4L-Cap Henry [22]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 71X-Gio Scelzi [16]; 12. 3G-Carson Macedo [12]; 13. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart [20]; 16. 24-Rico Abreu [18]; 17. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 18. 3-Jac Haudenschild [25]; 19. 4K-Kasey Kahne [17]; 20. 7K-Cale Conley [24]; 21. 5R-Byron Reed [21]; 22. 49-Shawn Dancer [23]; 23. 19-Mitch Harble [19]; 24. 23X-Chase Baker [11]; 25. 16-Chris Andrews [9]; 26. 98-Carl Bowser [26] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-18), Aaron Reutzel (19-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/17/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1982
2. Carson Macedo - 1958
3. Jac Haudenschild - 1930
4. Chad Kemenah - 1914
5. Parker Price-Miller -1876
6. Dave Blaney - 1844
7. Paul McMahan - 1750
8. Cale Conley - 1670
9. Carl Bowser - 1622
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1610

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/17/2018)
1. Paul McMahan - 426
2. Tim Shaffer - 408
3. Cole Duncan - 402
4. Kyle Larson - 400
5. Aaron Reutzel - 396
6. Carson Macedo - 394
7. Gio Scelzi - 394
8. Dave Blaney - 388
9. Parker Price-Miller - 384
10. Spencer Bayston - 382

 

 

Kyle Larson holds back Carson Macedo and Dave Blaney for Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing victory at The Big E

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 16, 2018) - After spending the entire morning and an early portion of the afternoon rebuilding a car in the hotel parking lot, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson rewarded his crew in a big way on Saturday night by claiming round two of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at the world-famous Eldora Speedway. Larson’s first-ever Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track was accomplished his fantastic fashion, climbing ahead from eighth on the starting grid, ultimately withstanding a last lap surge by the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney to score the $5,000 payday.

Fellow California native Carson Macedo would sneak by Blaney in the final two corners to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Blaney, Tim Shaffer, and Clute, Texas, native Aaron Reutzel.

“I’m so happy to get it done here tonight for my guys. Paul Silva and the crew built this car this morning; this is a brand new car from the tires up. We got here just in time to catch the drivers meeting and get in the seat for hot laps,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Brandt/Eneos/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprinter. “I made a mistake last night and it cost us a car. This really makes up for that. I’ve now won in every kind of car I have ever raced here at Eldora. That’s pretty cool considering I’ve only raced here like ten times.”

Forced to start on the outside of row four by way of dash result, Larson, who was taking advantage of an off-weekend from NASCAR competition to battle with Tony Stewart’s All Stars, wasted little time advancing to the front of the field, boosting himself to fourth as the front-runners raced by the flagstand for the first time.

By lap seven, Larson worked his way to second, now in pursuit of race-long leader, Aaron Reutzel, who owned a commanding lead equalling just over two seconds. Just two circuits later, Larson was on the tail tank of Reutzel, chasing the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry through turns one and two on lap ten, eventually utilizing a slingshot move off of the corner to squeeze between Reutzel and a lapped car as the leaders raced down the back straightaway. Larson’s brave move worked, leading Reutzel to the line to officially lead lap ten.

Although impressive, Larson’s first campaign at the front of the field was short-lived as Dave Blaney was able to put the moves on the NASCAR star by using his preferred line through the middle of the speedway. Soon enough, Blaney caught Larson to take command on lap 13.

A pair of cautions on lap 17 and lap 19 gave Larson two opportunities to regain the top spot from the former World of Outlaws champion. Although the first attempt failed, unable to drive by the Premier Motorsports entry as the pair raced through turns one and two on lap 17, the second attempt proved to be more successful, allowing Larson to build enough momentum on the topside of the speedway to chase down Blaney by lap 23. On lap 24, Larson made a perfect bid for the race lead by sticking a textbook slider between turns one and two. Although escaping into traffic, Blaney never gave up, actually tracking down Larson before attempting a last-ditch effort slider in turn one on the final circuit. The slidejob attempt was unsuccessful.

“I actually saw Dave (Blaney) attempt to drive under me at one point there toward the end,” Kyle Larson continued. “Once I got to the top, I could really build some momentum.”

The victory was Larson’s seventh against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

From The Big E to one of Ohio’s most competitive bullrings, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Sunday evening, June 17, with a visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park just south of Lima. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m., followed by a mandatory All Star drivers meeting at 5:30 p.m. The first session of All Star hop laps is scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:10 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Waynesfield Raceway Park live on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 16, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #2 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 13.353 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.074 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Dave Blaney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer Mobil 1 Heat #4: Spencer Bayston Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Kasey Kahne Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Carl Bowser JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel Wix Filters Dash #2: Spencer Bayston Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+8) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.184; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.206; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.339; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.414; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.493; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.568; 7. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.620; 8. 23-DJ Foos, 13.670; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.141; 10. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.924

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.074; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.191; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.288; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 13.442; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.764; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.860; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 13.926; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.979; 9. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.093

Group (C) 1. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.219; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.232; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.347; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.508; 5. 51-John Garvin, 13.844; 6. 99-Jay Waugh, 13.986; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.047; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 14.206; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 99.270

Group (D) 1. G1-Gary Taylor, 13.393; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.538; 3. 71x-Gio Scelzi, 13.592; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.637; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.688; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.714; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.732; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.859; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.907

Group (E) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.320; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.333; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.375; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.680; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.706; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.707; 7. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 13.720; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.743; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.060

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 5. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 96AU-Bruce White [10]; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs [9]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [9]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [7]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 99-Jay Waugh [6]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [7]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 8. 51-John Garvin [5]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [2]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. G1-Gary Taylor [4]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [6]; 6. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [6]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 51-John Garvin [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 96AU-Bruce White [5]; 5. 71-Ayrton Olsen [4]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 7. G1-Gary Taylor [6]; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs [9]; 9. 23-DJ Foos [10]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 11N-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [12]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [14]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair [15]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 12. 98-Carl Bowser [17]; 13. 99-Jay Waugh [7]; 14. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 15. 51-John Garvin [18]; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [11]; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [8]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 8. 71X-Gio Scelzi [15]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [17]; 11. 3-Jac Haudenschild [19]; 12. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 13. 11-Ryan Smith [18]; 14. 11N-Cap Henry [22]; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan [16]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 17. 17B-Josh Baughman [11]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs [24]; 20. 4K-Kasey Kahne [10]; 21. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 22. A79-Brandon Wimmer [12]; 23. 7K-Cale Conley [26]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [23]; 25. 22M-Dan McCarron [20]; 26. 10H-Chad Kemenah [25] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-9), Kyle Larson (10-12), Dave Blaney (13-23), Kyle Larson (24-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/16/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1832 2. Carson Macedo - 1832 3. Jac Haudenschild - 1816 4. Chad Kemenah - 1780 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1746 6. Dave Blaney - 1702 7. Paul McMahan - 1610 8. Cale Conley - 1560 9. Carl Bowser - 1520 10. Brandon Spithaler - 1520

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/16/2018) 1. Paul McMahan - 286 2. Jac Haudenschild - 272 3. Tim Shaffer - 272 4. Cale Thomas - 268 5. Carson Macedo - 268 6. Gio Scelzi - 266 7. Cole Duncan - 258 8. Danny Dietrich - 258 9. Parker Price-Miller - 254 10. Kyle Larson - 254

 

 

Paul McMahan wins at Attica to open Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing

ATTICA, Ohio (June 15, 2018) - It took Paul McMahan nearly 16 years to snap his All Star Circuit of Champions winless streak just one week ago in Dundee, New York. Now, the Nashville native via Elk Grove, Calif., is a two-time All Star winner in 2018, earning the $5,000 payday at Attica Raceway Park to open the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing.

McMahan, driver of the Tom Buch-owned/Apex Structures/DMI/No. 13 sprint car, earned his fifth-career All Star victory by displaying patience and persistence, battling within the top-five the entire 40-lap distance before taking over the top spot for the final time on lap 25. With a little help from race leader, Aaron Reutzel, McMahan was able to take advantage of Reutzel’s misfortune with the turn four wall to inherit the top spot, driving on to score his first-ever victory at Attica Raceway Park.

“Today is Bryan Clauson’s birthday and I parked it for him,” said an excited Paul McMahan in Attica victory lane. “This has been a long time coming. I think I ran second here a few times but never got it done. To get it done here tonight to open up Speedweek is pretty special. My team worked their butts off to get us to this point. We have a long week ahead of us. To begin Speedweek with a victory will set the tone for the next eight races.”

Despite the turn four wall being the benefactor, McMahan was in the hunt all 40 circuits. Starting from the inside of row two, McMahan’s first, successful bid for the top spot occurred on lap 19, actually gaining command after race-long leader and NASCAR star, Kyle Larson, made contact with the turn four wall leaving his car heavily damaged. Larson eventually slowed resulting in a caution; he would not return.

On the ensuing restart, Reutzel, the evening’s pole-sitter who was racing in the runner-up spot the entire distance, worked around McMahan to lead lap 20, pounding the cushion in turns three and four to drive around the familiar No. 13 sprinter. Although Reutzel was able to maintain a quick pace around the topside of the speedway, McMahan’s preferred bottom groove was working just fine, keeping pace with the Clute, Texas, native as the laps counted down.

Just four circuits later, Reutzel would fall victim to the same patch of retaining wall as Larson, ultimately making contact with the turn four barrier. Reutzel’s mishap and loss of momentum would allow McMahan to slip by and take control again on lap 25. Keeping pace with McMahan for the next several circuits, Reutzel’s No. 87 would eventually succumb, forced to retire on lap 30.

From that point forward, it was all McMahan at the front of the field, but not without pressure from another NASCAR star, Kasey Kahne. Kahne, who maintained a spot within the top-five all 40 laps after starting alongside McMahan during the initial start, attempted his best Jac Haudenschild impression in an attempt to drive around McMahan for the lead. Fortunately for McMahan, Kahne’s momentum was shut down by the turn four wall, nearly toppling the Kasey Kahne Racing entry before miraculously regaining control. Kahne’s misfortune was enough to allow McMahan to escape from the rest of the field, driving away to a near-three second lead at the finish.

“I was pretty committed to the bottom of the speedway,” McMahan continued. “I’m too old to be up on the top and run the cushion like those guys. We found something with this car that has allowed me to run the bottom and keep good speed. I know (Tom Buch) has a few victories in New York, but I’m pretty sure this is his first win in Ohio. My dad is with me here tonight. I want to wish him a Happy Father’s Day just in case we don’t get to be up here again on Sunday.”

Also utilizing Kahne’s momentum loss, local favorite Byron Reed was able to use a late surge to finish second at the line, followed by Jac Haudenschild, Cale Thomas, and Kasey Kahne.

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Saturday night, June 16, with a visit to The Big E; Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, June 15, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #1 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 56 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.939 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.257 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Kyle Larson All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Byron Reed Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gio Scelzi Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jac Haudenschild Mobil 1 Heat #5: Cole Duncan Howard Johnson of Lima D-main: Jordan Ryan Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Justin Peck JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dave Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul McMahan MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tim Shaffer (+14) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.311; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.518; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.558; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.630; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.728; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.875; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.892; 8. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.911; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.214; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.234; 11. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.300; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.480

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.601; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.617; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.676; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.798; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.835; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.898; 7. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.913; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.928; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.961; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.274; 11. 19-Mitch Harble, 14.474

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.257; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.399; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.514; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.803; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.963; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.055; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.107; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.153; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.170; 10. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.311; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.411

Group (D) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.530; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.679; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.812; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.946; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.012; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.059; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.121; 8. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.140; 9. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.500; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.555; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 14.355

Group (E) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.825; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.825; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 12.851; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.863; 5. G1-Gary Taylor, 13.024; 6. 97-Broc Martin, 13.318; 7. 23-Chase Baker, 13.597; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 13.611; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.194; 10. 99-Jay Waugh, 14.223; 11. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.727

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 7. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson [10]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 51-John Garvin [12]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 12. 2+-Brian Smith [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 4L-Cap Henry [7]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [10]; 11. 19-Mitch Harble [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 17X-Caleb Helms [9]; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 8. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [11]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 6. G1-Gary Taylor [5]; 7. 99-Jay Waugh [10]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [7]; 11. 96AU-Bruce White [11]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [2]; 2. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 19-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [5]; 8. 2+-Brian Smith [11]; 9. 96AU-Bruce White [10]; 10. 51-John Garvin [4]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [7]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson [3]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [11]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [4]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [5]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 12. 45-Trevor Baker [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [4]; 8. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 9. A79-Brandon Wimmer [13]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn [9]; 11. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 12. 99-Jay Waugh [15]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [14]; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson [17]; 15. 5X-Justin Peck [16]; 16. 17X-Caleb Helms [10]; 17. G1-Gary Taylor [8]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [11]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [16]; 9. 71-Gio Scelzi [6]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [24]; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [19]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]; 14. 3G-Carson Macedo [13]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [10]; 16. 4L-Cap Henry [20]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [17]; 18. 11-Ryan Smith [15]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [18]; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler [26]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 23. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 24. 98-Carl Bowser [25]; 25. 97-Broc Martin [22]; 26. 70-Dave Blaney [23] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-18), Paul McMahan (19), Aaron Reutzel (20-24) Paul McMahan (25-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/15/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1692 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1688 3. Carson Macedo - 1686 4. Chad Kemenah - 1678 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1608 6. Dave Blaney - 1558 7. Paul McMahan - 1474 8. Cale Conley - 1456 9. Carl Bowser - 1430 10. Brandon Spithaler - 1430

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/15/2018) 1. Paul McMahan - 150 2. Byron Reed - 146 3. Jac Haudenschild - 144 4. Cale Thomas - 142 5. Kasey Kahne - 140 6. Cole Duncan - 138 7. Spencer Bayston - 136 8. Tony Stewart - 134 9. Gio Scelzi - 132 10. Tim Shaffer - 130

 

 

36th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing to award $10,000 point fund

Nine-day campaign to begin Friday at Attica Raceway Park, ends with $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic at Atomic Speedway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 12, 2018) - The 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will hit high gear beginning Friday evening, June 15, as the Tony Stewart-owned organization is set to take on the most grueling segment of its 2018 campaign; Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Comprised of nine events in nine days, the 36th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek is sure to attract sprint car competitors from coast-to-coast, each chasing the right to etch their name in the All Star Circuit of Champions history books and become a Speedweek champion.

Cometic Gasket, the official gasket of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will return in 2018 as the title sponsor of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, extending its relationship with one of the sport’s most historic, yet grueling traditions to four consecutive seasons.

“Ohio Sprint Speedweek is rich in tradition and competitiveness, two qualities we are certainly proud to be associated with,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket Inc . “We are thrilled to bring Cometic Gasket and Ohio Sprint Speedweek back together in 2018. It’s an exciting time for us, and it’s an exciting time for sprint car competitors and fans, alike. We’re excited to see how the week unfolds.”

C&R Racing, a global leader in design and production of specialized cooling solutions used by top-tier race teams, high-end automotive manufacturers, and in specialty vehicle applications worldwide, will join Cometic Gasket as a major contributor to Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2018 and will take on the role as presenting sponsor.

“We are all very excited at C&R to be a part of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2018,” said Jim Ryder, General Manager of C&R Racing. “This is a perfect opportunity for us to share our presence in motorsports to dozens of race teams and showcase our product line to potentially thousands of race fans, all while supporting one of the country’s most historic and competitive sprint car events. I think we are all in for a real treat.”

In light of Cometic Gasket and C&R Racing’s commitment, the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will award a $10,000 point fund, spread amongst the top-ten team owners in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings.

In addition to Cometic Gasket and C&R Racing, Kear’s Speed Shop, Chalk Stix, Hoosier Tire, as well as all of the participating Ohio Sprint Speedweek facilities, each helped boost the Speedweek championship fund to its $10,000 total, a $7,000 increase from 2017. $3,000 will be awarded to the Speedweek championship team owner, followed by $1,500 for second, $1,200 for third, $1,000 for fourth, and $800 for fifth, decreasing by $100 per position from sixth through tenth in the final standings.

Giving teams even more incentive to participate in the 36th running of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Hoosier Tire will be awarding tire certificates to all top-ten finishers in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings.

In order to be eligible for the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing championship points fund, participating teams must have perfect Speedweek attendance, entering all contested Speedweek programs throughout the nine-day schedule. In addition, team owners must enter at least 50% of the contested Speedweek events with the same driver.

Visiting eight facilities over the nine-day campaign, Atomic Speedway is the only repeat attraction during Ohio Sprint Speedweek with events scheduled for June 20 and June 23; Attica Raceway Park (6/15), Eldora Speedway (6/16), Waynesfield Raceway Park (6/17), Wayne County Speedway (6/18), Sharon Speedway (6/19), Muskingum County Speedway (6/21), and Limaland Motorsports Park (6/22) will each host America’s Series once.

Adding even more hype to the 2018 Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule, Saturday’s finale at Atomic Speedway, the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic, will award a $10,000 top prize. All of the other Speedweek programs will award $5,000 paydays.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture all of the action from the first two rounds of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at Attica Raceway Park and Eldora Speedway. Set to air on September 16 and September 23, respectively, each event will air twice during its replay date; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Picking up with action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, June 17, Speed Shift TV will broadcast six nights of Ohio Sprint Speedweek action live on the Web. Those interested in learning more should visit www.speedshifttv.com.

2018 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Points Fund:
1. $3,000
2. $1,500
3. $1,200
4. $1,000
5. $800
6. $700
7. $600
8. $500
9. $400
10.$300

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Previous Champions:
2017 - Tim Shaffer
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.

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/10/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1586
2. Carson Macedo - 1564
3. Chad Kemenah - 1550
4. Jac Haudenschild - 1544
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1492
6. Dave Blaney - 1456
7. Cale Conley - 1344
8. Carl Bowser - 1328
9. Paul McMahan - 1324
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1322

 

 

Carson Macedo goes back-to-back in the Empire State; Earns first-ever All Star victory at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (June 11, 2018) - Just 24 hours after earning his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo dominated his way back to All Star victory lane, this time during action at the state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., on Sunday, June 10. Much like his feature campaign on Saturday evening at Stateline Speedway, Macedo led all 35 circuits during main event competition at Weedsport, clinching a second consecutive $5,000 payday, as well as a third-career All Star victory.

To make things more impressive, Macedo crossed under the final checkers eight seconds ahead of eventual runner-up finisher, Paul McMahan, lapping up to the 15th position in the running order. Danny Dietrich finished third just behind McMahan, followed by Aaron Reutzel and a hard charging Parker Price-Miller, who advanced 13 positions to earn the evening’s MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.

The Weedsport Speedway appearance was a first-ever for the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“This is pretty unbelievable. What a weekend for this team,” Carson Macedo explained in Weedsport Speedway victory lane. “Tim and Cindy Norman, Joe Gaerte; they all do such an amazing job with this race team. The car keeps getting better and better. Our plan was to come to New York and be competitive all weekend, but to win two straight is pretty special. This is a perfect transition into Ohio Sprint Speedweek.”

Brock Zearfoss led the field to green on Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway. Unfortunately, Zearfoss found himself facing the wrong direction after entering turn one during the initial start, also collecting Dave Blaney. With two cars involved, the feature field was criss-crossed allowing Aaron Reutzel to inherit the top spot with Carson Macedo to his outside. Macedo took advantage of his inherited starting position and jumped to an early lead right from the drop of the green.

Although distracted by two additional cautions, one on lap 4 and another on lap 20, Macedo maintained control, actually extending his lead to just shy of two seconds by the time the feature’s second caution appeared on lap 20.

Perhaps, the most challenging segment of the 35-lapper took shape with just over ten circuits remaining. Relying on the very topside of the speedway to navigate the 4/10-mile, dirt oval, Macedo was faced with traffic stacking up two and three cars wide, ultimately forcing Macedo to rely on the bottom, as well as the middle to maneuver through lapped cars. Although challenging as first, Macedo’s technique through traffic was flawless, instantly bouncing back to a four second lead with five circuits remaining, increasing to eight by lap 35.

With their first New York swing of the season in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will switch gears and begin preparations for a nine-day campaign in the Buckeye State. The 2018 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will feature nine straight days of sprint car competition, comprised of eight different facilities throughout all four corners of Ohio. Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe will host Tony Stewart’s All Stars twice during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, with Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, and Limaland Motorsports Park each hosting the Series once.

More information pertaining to Ohio Sprint Speedweek will be posted during the next few days. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online and on social media.

Contingency Awards/Results: Weedsport Speedway - Sunday, June 10, 2018:
Inaugural Visit
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 28 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Cale Conley - 14.362 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cale Conley - 14.357 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Barger
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Paul McMahan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jac Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+13)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.357; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.465; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.500; 4. 5-Justin Barger, 14.611; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.756; 6. 99L-Larry Wight, 14.878; 7. 51-John Garvin, 14.979; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.186; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.602; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.584

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.779; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.779; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.821; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 14.897; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 15.061; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.128; 7. 14C-Coleman Gulick, 15.171; 8. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.182; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca, 15.403

Group (C)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.880; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.892; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.910; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.993; 5. 10-Joe Kata, 15.169; 6. 33-Mike Mahaney, 15.235; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.278; 8. 98-Carl Bowser, 15.683; 9. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 16.048

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 99L-Larry Wight [6]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 10. 51-John Garvin [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 5. 14C-Coleman Gulick [7]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca [9]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [8]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 33-Mike Mahaney [6]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [5]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [2]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 4. 10-Joe Kata [3]; 5. 98T-Joe Trenca [4]; 6. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [9]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [18]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [17]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [16]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 9. 33-Mike Mahaney [13]; 10. 99L-Larry Wight [9]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11]; 12. 44-Trey Starks [12]; 13. 14C-Coleman Gulick [14]; 14. 10-Joe Kata [22]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [21]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [19]; 18. 11-Ryan Smith [25]; 19. 98T-Joe Trenca [23]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [15]; 21. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [20]; 22. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [24]; 23. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 25. 70-Dave Blaney [6] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/10/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1586
2. Carson Macedo - 1564
3. Chad Kemenah - 1550
4. Jac Haudenschild - 1544
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1492
6. Dave Blaney - 1456
7. Cale Conley - 1344
8. Carl Bowser - 1328
9. Paul McMahan - 1324
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1322

 

 

Carson Macedo outruns Greg Hodnett for Stateline All Star victory

BUSTI, N.Y. (June 9, 2018) - Although forced to fend off challenges by one of Pennsylvania’s finest, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo earned his way to the top of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature podium on Saturday night at New Stateline Speedway, leading all 30 circuits around the 1/3-mile oval to score the first All Star victory since Lee Osborne accomplished the same feat in 1970.

The $5,000 payday, Macedo’s first All Star triumph of the 2018 season, increased his career win total to two with the traveling Series, also scoring a feature win during action at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway exactly one year prior on June 9, 2017.

Pennsylvania Posse invader Greg Hodnett chased Macedo to the final checkers in Busti, N.Y., followed by six-time and defending Series champion Chad Kemenah, recent Outlaw Speedway winner Paul McMahan, and Tony Stewart.

“Man, I feel like we’ve been close so many times. It feels really good to be standing up here,” Carson Macedo explained in victory lane, driver of the familiar Lucas Oil/Slade Shock Technologies/Tarlton and Son Inc./No. 3G. “We’ve been consistently finishing inside the top-five and top-ten, but winning is what we are working for. With Ohio Sprint Speedweek right around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to get hot.”

Utilizing his outside-pole position, Macedo was able to earn the early jump, quickly moving ahead of Greg Hodnett and Chad Kemenah as the field drove by the flagstand for the first time. Besides periods of heavy traffic and eventual pressure by Greg Hodnett, a pair of cautions, one on lap six for a spinning Aaron Reutzel, and another on lap nine for a slowing John Garvin, were the only two distractions during Macedo’s march at the front of the running order.

Traffic appeared for the first time just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program giving Hodnett an opportunity to eat away at Macedo’s built advantage. As traffic intensified, so did the battle for the top spot; Macedo relying heavily on the very topside of the speedway while Hodnett worked the bottom. A miscalculated slide job effort on lap 22 was Hodnett’s first, true attempt at getting by the California native. Macedo was able to counter, immediately increasing speed and stretching his advantage back to nearly two seconds.

By the time the final checkers flew, Macedo’s advantage was up and over two seconds, crossing over the start-finish line by a margin of victory equalling 2.176 seconds over Hodnett.

“Traffic made things a little tricky. I tried my best to keep up with track changes and race where I felt the most comfortable. As traffic got worse, I was forced to move around quite a bit,” Macedo continued. “When Greg (Hodnett) took a look under me, I knew I had to turn it up a little bit. His move forced me to drive a little bit harder and pick up my pace. I wasn’t sure where he was at the end, but I didn’t see him again.”

The New York triple-header will come to a close on Sunday evening, June 10, when the All Star Circuit of Champions travel to the north side of the Finger Lakes for a first-ever visit to Weedsport Speedway. Padding an impressive All Star stat sheet in the Empire State, Weedsport Speedway will become the 14th track in the state of New York to host All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., will open pit gates at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. A pit sweep will take shape at 3 p.m., followed by the All Star drivers meeting at 5 p.m. All Star hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. Additional information can be found online at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: New Stateline Speedway - Saturday, June 9, 2018: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 29 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Jac Haudenschild - 14.328 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brock Zearfoss - 14.400 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Carson Macedo All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss Classic Ink USA B-main: Danny Dietrich Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brock Zearfoss (+11) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.401; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.680; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.688; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.812; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.959; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.982; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 15.095; 8. 44M-Joe McEwen, 15.190; 9. 5-Justin Barger, 15.306; 10. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 15.316

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.537; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.638; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.668; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.815; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.860; 6. 11-Ryan Smith, 14.917; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.076; 8. 51-John Garvin, 15.201; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 15.445; 10. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 15.732

Group (C) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.553; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.619; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.816; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.866; 5. 7KS-Dan Shetler, 15.074; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.107; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.334; 8. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 15.606; 9. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 16.453

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 7. 44M-Joe McEwen [8]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 9. 5-Justin Barger [9]; 10. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [9]; 10. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 7KS-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 8. 126-Bryan Salisbury [8]; 9. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [6]; 5. 51-John Garvin [5]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 8. 44M-Joe McEwen [4]; 9. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [10]; 10. 126-Bryan Salisbury [8]; 11. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [11]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [17]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [10]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [15]; 11. 11-Ryan Smith [11]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 14. 7KS-Dan Shetler [12]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16]; 16. 44-Trey Starks [18]; 17. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [20]; 21. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [22]; 22. 51-John Garvin [21]; 23. 40-George Hobaugh [14]; 24. 5-Justin Barger [24] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/9/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1444 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1428 3. Chad Kemenah - 1416 4. Carson Macedo - 1414 5. Dave Blaney - 1354 6. Parker Price-Miller - 1352 7. Carl Bowser - 1238 8. Cale Conley - 1226 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1212 10. Paul McMahan - 1178

 

 

Paul McMahan scores first All Star victory since 2002 during visit to Outlaw Speedway

DUNDEE, N.Y. (June 8, 2018) - For the first time since 2002, Paul McMahan is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, this time leading all 30 circuits around Dundee, New York’s Outlaw Speedway on Friday evening, solidifying a fourth-career main event victory with the traveling circuit, as well as a $5,000 top prize for car owner Tom Buch. The California native who now resides in Nashville, Tenn., never faltered during his campaign at the front of the field, ultimately surviving a first half that included a total of four cautions, two during the opening circuit resulting in three complete start attempts.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich, who climbed eight positions during the 30-lap program, chased McMahan to the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Aaron Reutzel, and Trey Starks.

“I just want to thank my boss for allowing me to take time off of work to come here and race,” Paul McMahan laughed in victory lane. “I owe this all to the guys standing behind me. It feels good to get back in All Star victory lane. This is my first time ever at Outlaw Speedway. It’s a cool, little track that offers a lot of racing room. I’m already looking forward to the next time we visit this place.”

After a pair of bad starts, one of which the result of red flag conditions involving West Virginia’s Cale Conley, main event action was finally underway at Outlaw Speedway with Paul McMahan earning the early advantage. Parker Price-Miller chased McMahan to the flagstand for the first time, followed by Brock Zearfoss and Chad Kemenah.

The main event would go caution-free for eight circuits until motor problems consumed Price-Miller, forced to retire to the pit area on lap nine after a short stint in the runner-up position.

During the same caution, Brock Zearfoss also had problems, losing a right-rear tire while battling within the top-five. Although forced to go to the work area, the Jonestown, Pa., native would soon rejoin the field on the speedway.

The green flag would fly for Paul McMahan for two more circuits until caution flags appeared for the final time on lap 11, this time for a bundle of cars that made contact at the entrance of turn one. All drivers involved, including Brock Zearfoss who just returned to the speedway, walked away unharmed.

From that point forward, main event action went undisturbed. McMahan continued to lead the pack, now with Chad Kemenah, Danny Dietrich and Dave Blaney on his heels. Dietrich worked around Kemenah on the following circuit to take the runner-up spot officially on lap 12, soon followed by Dave Blaney who also worked by Kemenah to take third officially on lap 14.

Slower cars came into the picture for the first time just beyond the midpoint of the 30-lapper forcing McMahan to maneuver off of his preferred line around the bottom of the speedway. Even when traffic started to intensify near the end of the main event, McMahan kept his advantage over the other front-runners by utilizing the top of turns one and two and the very bottom of turns three and four.

“This car was working from top to bottom,” McMahan continued, driver of the Apex Structures/DMI/DKW Transport/No. 13 sprint car. “Traffic really didn’t seem to slow us up at all. I was able to move around them without any trouble. When you can move around like that pretty flawlessly, it’s easy to build confidence and race hard. I’m proud of all of these guys. Hopefully we can do it again tomorrow at Stateline Speedway.”

A near-five lap battle for the runner-up spot between Dietrich and Blaney during laps 22 through 26 ended in Dietrich’s favor as Blaney would clip an inside tire forcing the Premier Motorsports entry to retire to the infield. Although moving in within a half-straightaway of McMahan, Dietrich would be forced to settle for second, followed by six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, at the line.

The All Star invasion of the Empire State will continue on Saturday, June 9, when the Series ventures to the southwest corner of New York and visits the “New” Stateline Speedway near Jamestown; the first visit to Stateline Speedway in nearly five decades. The last time Tony Stewart’s All Stars visited Stateline Speedway, the year was 1970 and the winner was Lee Osborne. The All Star victory was just one of 17 over the course of Osborne’s illustrious career.

Stateline Speedway near Jamestown, N.Y., will open pit gates at noon on Saturday, June 9, but the facility will be swept at 3:30 p.m. so passes can be purchased. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:10 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Stateline Speedway live on the Web at www.newstatelinespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Outlaw Speedway - Friday, June 8, 2018: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 24 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Cale Conley - 11.896 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brock Zearfoss - 11.703 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dave Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul McMahan MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+14) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 11.703; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.757; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.773; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.803; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.840; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.910; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.179; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 12.581

Group (B) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.903; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.941; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.056; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.097; 5. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 12.147; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.234; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 12.353; 8. 51-John Garvin, 12.781

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.785; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.886; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 11.919; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.948; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.245; 6. OO-Danny Varin, 12.263; 7. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.293; 8. 98T-Joe Trenca, 12.568

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 10-Joe Kata [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 51-John Garvin [8]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca [8]; 8. OO-Danny Varin [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [4]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [11]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [13]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [22]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 10. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [12]; 11. 5-Justin Barger [20]; 12. 98-Carl Bowser [14]; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre [15]; 14. 51-John Garvin [18]; 15. 98T-Joe Trenca [21]; 16. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [17]; 17. 10-Joe Kata [23]; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler [19]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [16]; 20. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 22. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 23. 7K-Cale Conley [8] Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 6/8/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1328 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1290 3. Chad Kemenah - 1272 4. Carson Macedo - 1264 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1220 6. Dave Blaney - 1220 7. Carl Bowser - 1128 8. Brandon Spithaler - 1098 9. Cale Conley - 1096 10. John Garvin - 1038

 

 

The All Stars will visit three tracks in three days during first New York swing of 2018

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 6, 2018) - For the first time in 2018, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make the trip to New York, setting their aim on a trio of tracks over three days, first making their way to the Finger Lakes where Tony Stewart’s All Stars will kick-off the weekend with a visit to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday, June 8. The All Stars will visit Outlaw Speedway twice in 2018, once more in mid-September.

The All Star invasion of the Empire State will continue on Saturday, June 9, when the Series ventures to the southwest corner of New York and visits the “New” Stateline Speedway near Jamestown. It has been nearly 48 years since the All Stars last made an appearance at Stateline Speedway with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Lee Osborne earning the victory. The All Star triumph, accomplished on August 5, 1970, was just one of 17 over the course of Osborne’s illustrious career.

The New York triple-header will come to a close on Sunday, June 10, when the All Star Circuit of Champions travel to the north side of the Finger Lakes for a first-ever visit to Weedsport Speedway. Padding an impressive All Star stat sheet in the Empire State, Weedsport Speedway will become the 14th track in the state of New York to host All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the weekend charge in New York, now with a 28-point advantage in the All Star driver championship standings over Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild. Reutzel, a two-time winner with the All Stars thus far in 2018, is the most recent winner with the Series, leading all but the first two circuits during main event action at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway on Friday, June 1. The former ASCS national champion owns six top-ten finishes in nine completed point races.

Jac Haudenschild, currently second in the driver title chase, owns one All Star victory this season, as well as a top-ten total matching Reutzel’s during the first nine point-accumulating programs. Haudenschild’s victory was accomplished at Attica Raceway Park in mid-April, earning the Core & Main Spring Nationals victory worth $5,000.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo will enter the New York triple third in the driver championship standings, followed by six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah, and Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller.

In addition, Series owner, Tony Stewart, will make the journey to New York with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and join the full-timers during competition at Outlaw Speedway, Stateline Speedway, and Weedsport Speedway. Other “outsiders” expected to make the journey to New York for the triple-header include 2017 Central PA Sprint Series champion, Danny Dietrich, and 2017 Port Royal Speedway track champion, Brock Zearfoss.

“I’m really excited for the weekend. I’m proud of our Series and excited to be able to compete against all of these guys,” Tony Stewart added about his upcoming New York trip. “We’ve got some great talent with us this year. I’m hoping I can challenge these guys for a win all weekend.”

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more information should visit Outlaw Speedway live on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

Stateline Speedway near Jamestown, N.Y., will open pit gates at noon on Saturday, June 9, but will be swept at 3:30 p.m. so passes can be purchased. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:10 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Stateline Speedway live on the Web at www.newstatelinespeedway.com.

Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., will open pit gates at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. A pit sweep will take shape at 3 p.m., followed by the All Star drivers meeting at 5 p.m. All Star hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. Additional information can be found online at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 6/6/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1186 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1158 3. Carson Macedo - 1130 4. Chad Kemenah - 1128 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1114 6. Dave Blaney - 1110 7. Tim Shaffer - 1014 8. Carl Bowser - 1002 9. Cale Conley - 992 10. Brandon Spithaler - 984

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: 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. 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. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel wins at Lernerville for second All Star victory of 2018


SARVER, Pa. (June 1, 2018) - Aaron Reutzel cruised to his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway, leading all but the first two circuits to ink his name on the $5,000 winner’s check.

Reutzel, who started second on the feature grid, nearly swept the entire evening program at the Sarver, Pa., 4/10-mile oval, not only recording the fastest time of the night during hot laps and qualifying time trials, but also earning a dash victory. The main event win allowed the Clute, Texas, native to extend his All Star driver championship point lead, now with a 28-point advantage over the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild.

The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer used a late surge to power to second at the final checkers, followed by Parker Price-Miller, Carson Macedo, and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah.

“We’ve been working really hard at getting our cars to go where other people can’t,” Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87. “I knew it was going to take a really fast race car to beat us here tonight. I felt that if we didn’t make any mistakes, we were going to be really good. It’s really cool to come to a place you’ve never raced at before and get a win. We really didn’t know what to expect.”

Despite showing the way for the vast majority of the 30-lapper, it was pole sitter, Dave Blaney, who got the early jump, using the bottom line around Lernerville Speedway to lead the first two laps. Wasting little time before making his first, official bid for the top spot, Reutzel chased Blaney for the first two circuits, eventually squeezing underneath the former World of Outlaws champion at the entrance of turn one. The squeeze tactic worked, gaining the top spot to officially lead lap three.

“I knew the bottom was going to be good, but I also knew the top was going to stay good over here in turns three and four,” Reutzel continued. “I just wanted to make sure we weren’t bottom-dependent. I could even roll through the middle pretty good. I had to use the bottom to get by Blaney, but when I stayed down there, I was forced to slow down a lot. That’s when I decided to start rolling through the middle and top.”

Tim Shaffer’s charge to the runner-up spot started from the outside of row four. Strong right from the drop of the initial green, the nearby Aliquippa, Pa., native was solidly inside the top-five just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program, eventually driving around a pair of cars battling for position, Dave Blaney and Jac Haudenschild, to move into second on lap 16.

Forced to battle in traffic for the next four circuits, Shaffer and Haudenschild exchanged positions again on lap 20, just before the main event’s third and final caution appeared on lap 21. A sound restart attempt allowed Shaffer to battle back by Haudenschild, and that is where he stayed.

Parker Price-Miller also used the evening’s last caution to gain positions in the running order, bouncing ahead from fifth to third by the completion of lap 23.

The first two cautions of the main event appeared on the opening circuit and lap nine, respectively. The caution during the opening green involved seven competitors, ultimately forcing a complete restart.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their two-race tour of the Keystone State with a stop at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on Sunday, June 3. The $5,000-to-win Roy Morral Classic will headline action at the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile; the first and only appearance by Tony Stewart's All Stars in 2018.

Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. A mandatory All Star meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Roy Morral Classic should visit Bedford Speedway on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lernerville Speedway - Friday, June 1, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.451 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.126 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dave Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Paul McMahan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Dave Blaney
Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brandon Spithaler
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.126; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.322; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.490; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.546; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.643; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.872; 7. 2-AJ Flick, 13.991; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.359; 9. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.064

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.564; 2. 51-John Garvin, 13.885; 3. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.990; 4. 8-Jared Zimbardi, 14.158; 5. 29-Scott Barris, 14.245; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.443; 7. 24-Jeremy Hill, 15.392; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel, 99.120; 9. 23-Darren Pifer, NT

Group (C)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.557; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.579; 3. 7KS-Dan Shetler, 13.640; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.831; 5. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.881; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.898; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.949; 8. 4N-Jim Morris, 14.239; 9. C1-Clay Riney, 14.241

Group (D)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.501; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.538; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.834; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch, 13.895; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.956; 6. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.973; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.211; 8. 76-David Jones, 14.367; 9. 4K-William Kiley, 15.250

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [7]; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 2. 8-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 4. 51-John Garvin [3]; 5. 29-Scott Barris [5]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [6]; 7. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]; 8. 24-Jeremy Hill [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 7KS-Dan Shetler [2]; 7. 4N-Jim Morris [8]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [5]; 9. C1-Clay Riney [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [5]; 6. 2L-Sye Lynch [1]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 8. 76-David Jones [8]; 9. 4K-William Kiley [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 4. 8-Jared Zimbardi [2]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 2. 7KS-Dan Shetler [1]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [5]; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch [3]; 5. 4N-Jim Morris [7]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [14]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [4]; 9. 76-David Jones [10]; 10. C1-Clay Riney [13]; 11. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]; 12. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [11]; 13. 24-Jeremy Hill [12]; 14. 4K-William Kiley [15]; 15. 55-Gary Kriess [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 10. 51-John Garvin [14]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 12. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler [21]; 14. 8-Jared Zimbardi [7]; 15. 13M-Brandon Matus [19]; 16. 35-Tyler Esh [18]; 17. 7K-Cale Conley [17]; 18. 40-George Hobaugh [13]; 19. 29-Scott Barris [20]; 20. 2-AJ Flick [23]; 21. 11-Ryan Smith [16]; 22. D4-Danny Holtgraver [15]; 23. 2L-Sye Lynch [24]; 24. 7KS-Dan Shetler [22] Lap Leaders: Dave Blaney (1-2) Aaron Reutzel (3-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 6/1/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1186
2. Jac Haudenschild - 1158
3. Carson Macedo - 1130
4. Chad Kemenah - 1128
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1114
6. Dave Blaney - 1110
7. Tim Shaffer - 1014
8. Carl Bowser - 1002
9. Cale Conley - 992
10. Brandon Spithaler - 984

 

 

The All Stars are heading back to Pennsylvania: Lernerville and Bedford ahead

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 30, 2018) - After losing each of the events earlier this year to Mother Nature, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will get to try again, ready to invade areas of Western Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania during visits to Lernerville Speedway and Bedford Speedway, respectively. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will takeover Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 1, followed by a trip to Bedford Speedway for the Roy Morral Classic on Sunday, June 3. Each event will award a $5,000 top prize, the first and only appearances of 2018.

Originally slated for Friday evening, May 4, Lernerville Speedway was forced to postpone the All Star Circuit of Champions visit and utilize their previously scheduled rain date after incoming showers soaked the Sarver-area leaving Lernerville Speedway heavily saturated and unrecoverable.Tony Stewart’s All Stars have made 38 prior appearances at the famed-circuit, most recently invading the Sarver, Pa., 4/10-mile oval on June 2, 2017. Logan Wagner was the victor; his first-ever All Star win at Lernerville Speedway and his first against the Series overall.

Bedford Speedway’s All Star visit was originally scheduled for Sunday, April 15, wrapping up a three-race swing through Central Pennsylvania that also included visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. Unfortunately, cold temperatures and incoming wet weather forced officials to cancel the evening’s program. Lernerville’s decision to utilize the rain date of June 1 opened a window for Bedford Speedway, thus allowing the regional travelers to make their return to the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile.

Bedford Speedway’s history of All Star competition is shorter than Lernerville’s, but just as competitive, hosting the Tony Stewart-owned organization on six occasions, crowning six different winners, most recently crowning “Blackjack” Brian Brown in September of 2017. The victory was Brown’s first-ever All Star triumph at Bedford Speedway, but his second of the weekend, actually winning at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway one night prior.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., will have pit gates open all day on Friday, June 1, but the venue will be emptied at 4 p.m. so that pit passes can be purchased. A mandatory All Star meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news