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2021 All Star campaign to begin with six-race swing through Georgia and Florida

Entire All Star schedule to be unveiled in November

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 22, 2020) - Although the off-season has officially commenced, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials have been hard at work preparing the 2021 Series schedule, set to kick-off, officially, with six nights of non-point competition stretched across Georgia and Florida in late January and early February.

The entire 2021 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule is nearing completion and will be unveiled in November.

Chasing a total winner’s share equaling $42,000, the traveling All Stars will launch their 2021 campaign with six starts in seven days spanning January 29 through February 4, igniting their annual southern invasion with a two-day pit stop at the Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday, January 29-30. The two-day spectacle, featuring Tony Stewart’s All Stars at Screven for the first time since 2012, will be the richest two days of the southern swing awarding a total winner’s share equaling $18,000; $8,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

After a designated travel day on Sunday, January 31, the All Stars will resume their trek through the South with a visit to the Sunshine State, this time invading East Bay Raceway Park just south of Tampa, Florida, on Monday and Tuesday, February 1-2. Right in the heart of their annual Winternationals schedule, the East Bay doubleheader will award back-to-back $6,000 top prizes.

A two and a half hour jaunt northeast will lead the All Stars from Tampa to Barberville where the Series will continue their Florida stretch with a two-day stint at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, February 3-4. Continuing a longstanding tradition of All Star action opening the five-day sprint car segment of Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals, the midweek appearance will award another pair of $6,000 top prizes.

East Bay and Volusia were each visited by the traveling All Stars in 2020 with now three-time Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, winning two of the four contested main events. The Clute, Texas-native scored his pair of $5,000 triumphs at Volusia on February 6 and East Bay on February 10. Brad Sweet, who is chasing a second consecutive World of Outlaws title in 2020, opened the 2020 All Star season with a victory at Volusia Speedway Park on February 5.

Kyle Larson, the leading All Star winner during the most recent season with 14 Series victories, capped East Bay action last February with a win on February 11.

Additional news and notes pertaining to these events, such as gate times, ticket prices and reserved seat information, can be found online, as well as at each of the tracks’ respective social media outlets. Visit Screven Motor Speedway, East Bay Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park today: http://www.screven-motorsports.com/SMS/home.html, https://ebrp.co/, and https://volusiaspeedwaypark.com/dirtcarnationals/.

For those who can not make the journey to Florida for the seven-day/six-race All Star blitz, FloRacing, the official media partner and live broadcast provider of the All Star Circuit of Champions has you covered. Each and every event on the 2021 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

2021 Winter Event Schedule:
1/29 - Screven Motor Speedway - Sylvania, Georgia - $8,000-to-win
1/30 - Screven Motor Speedway - Sylvania, Georgia - $10,000-to-win
2/1 - East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, Florida - $6,000-to-win
2/2 - East Bay Raceway Park - Tampa, Florida - $6,000-to-win
2/3 - Volusia Speedway Park - Barberville, Florida - $6,000-to-win
2/4 - Volusia Speedway Park - Barberville, Florida - $6,000-to-win

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.

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Aaron Reutzel concludes 2020 All Star championship season with $10,000 Jim & Joanne Ford Classic triumph

FREMONT, Ohio (October 10, 2020) - For the third time in as many tries, Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion, concluding his third consecutive title with a victory during Fremont Speedway’s annual Jim and Joanne Ford Classic finale on Saturday, October 10. The $10,000 victory, accomplished aboard the familiar Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting and Coating/No. 87 sprint car, bumped Reutzel’s season win total to 11, concluding his championship run with a final points cushion equaling 110 markers over Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason. The 2020 All Star title earned Aaron Reutzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports a $65,000 top prize, increasing the evening’s total value to $75,000.

In addition, Reutzel has now won the season finale in each of his championship attempts.

“I can’t say enough about the Baughmans for giving me such an incredible opportunity to drive their cars. I couldn’t be more proud of this entire team. It’s absolutely incredible what we’ve been able to do in such a short amount of time,” Aaron Reutzel said in Fremont Speedway victory lane. “What we’ve accomplished, I never would have dreamed. Everyone plays a massive part.”

Certainly padding the All Star Circuit of Champions history books, Reutzel’s path to Jim and Joanne Ford Classic victory lane was a dominant one, eventually leading all 40 circuits of the historic program while lapping a substantial amount of the running order. Although slower traffic was in full force during much of the contest, entering the picture as early as lap six, Reutzel never faltered, maintaining control during each wave of lappers, which were separated by a caution on lap 13. A blessing, perhaps, the event’s second and final pause kept Reutzel from having to navigate a moving wall of traffic comprised of cars two and three wide.

From that point forward, Reutzel was untouchable, ultimately escaping to a commanding lead while keeping upwards of five lapped cars between himself and second-place running, Cap Henry. In hot pursuit of a Jim and Joanne Ford Classic weekend sweep, Henry would eventually fade to third, losing a last lap battle to a hard-charging Cole Duncan who surged ahead from 18th.

“Tonight just went our way,” an elated Aaron Reutzel continued. “When you qualify well and get into the dash, you are able to try things. Last night, the rutts never went away. It got slick all around them, but the rutts never went away. I figured tonight was going to be a repeat of that, so I told (crew chief) let’s go for it. Let’s live or die by the rutts. It played out good and it was definitely a gamble. But I wanted to make $10,000 on top of that $65,000. Fremont Speedway was bad ass today.”

As previously stated, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason ended his 2020 All Star campaign second in the final driver standings, earning three victories along the way including one during Huset’s Speedway’s $20,000 Grand Re-Opening. Zeb Wise, the 2020 All Star Rookie of the Year, concluded his season third in the All Star driver standings, followed by Paul McMahan, Skylar Gee, Greg Wilson, and Josh Baughman.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway - October 10, 2020:
Event: Jim and Joanne Ford Classic Finale
Entries: 41
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.213
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 12.981
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Craig Mintz
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner:
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Cap Henry
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Bill Balog
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Shane Stewart
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Ian Madsen
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Tim Shaffer
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Conner Morrell
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Cole Duncan (+15)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.981; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.015; 3. 19-Paige Polyak, 13.224; 4. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.235; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.328; 6. 5-Byron Reed, 13.445; 7. 15-Mitch Harble, 13.478; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.515; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson, 13.658

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.050; 2. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.298; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.353; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.400; 5. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.452; 6. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.535; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.907; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.489

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.214; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.378; 3. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.470; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 13.733; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell, 13.770; 6. 47-Todd King, 13.951; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.095; 8. 21j-Jeffrey Neubert, 15.176

Group (D)
1. 17-Ian Madsen, 13.045; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.125; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.198; 4. O7-Bill Balog, 13.203; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.258; 6. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.584; 7. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 13.803; 8. 1-Nate Dussel, 99.510

Group (E)
1. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.344; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.373; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.469; 4. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.480; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.817; 6. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 13.819; 7. 4T-Josh Turner, 13.870; 8. 55m-McKenna Haase, 99.730

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 19-Paige Polyak [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton [3]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [6]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 9. 14W-Chad Wilson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde [8]; 8. 23-Cole Macedo [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 70-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [3]; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell [5]; 6. 47-Todd King [6]; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [7]; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O7-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 7. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 71H-Max Stambaugh [6]; 6. 4T-Josh Turner [7]; 7. 55M-McKenna Haase [8]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 17-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. O7-Bill Balog [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 15K-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 5. 28M-Conner Morrell [5]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [7]; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh [6]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 9. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [12]; 10. 23-Cole Macedo [16]; 11. 4T-Josh Turner [8]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 13. 55M-McKenna Haase [15]; 14. 15-Mitch Harble [17]; 15. 47-Todd King [10]; 16. 14W-Chad Wilson [20]; 17. 2L-Landon Lalonde [14]; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [18]; 19. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [13]; 20. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [19]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [17]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [10]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 7. O7-Bill Balog [6]; 8. 70-Cale Thomas [15]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [20]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [21]; 12. 11-Zeb Wise [23]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 14. 3C-Cale Conley [13]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [18]; 16. 16-DJ Foos [14]; 17. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 18. O9-Craig Mintz [11]; 19. 19-Paige Polyak [12]; 20. 15K-Chad Kemenah [22]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [16]; 22. 17-Ian Madsen [2]; 23. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 24. 22B-Ryan Broughton [24] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-40)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: FINAL
1. Aaron Reutzel - 6150
2. Cory Eliason - 6040
3. Zeb Wise - 5508
4. Paul McMahan - 5478
5. Skylar Gee - 5266
6. Greg Wilson -5108
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Kyle Larson - 3602
9. Brock Zearfoss - 3460
10. Danny Dietrich - 3360

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/19/2020): Kyle Larson (14)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/22/2020): Brent Marks
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/23/2020): David Gravel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (10/9/2020): Cap Henry (3)
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (10/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (11)

 

 

Cap Henry claims Jim and Joanne Ford Classic Opener at Fremont Speedway for $5,000

FREMONT, Ohio (October 9, 2020) - Forced to chase race-long leader and polesitter, Ian Madsen, for the first 26 circuits, it was a true test of patience and persistence for Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry on Friday evening at Fremont Speedway, and with a little help from slower traffic, the now three-time Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner in 2020 was able to sneak by the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry and score the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic Opener at the “Track That Action Built” for a $5,000 payday.

“This has been a real good year for us,” Cap Henry explained in Fremont Speedway victory lane, driver of the Lane Racing/Beer Barrel Bourbon/No. 4 sprint car. “My guys keep working on this thing and they keep making it better and better. This thing was a little bit of a handful at times, but I was confident in my team’s decision making. I’m just so proud of this whole race team. Nobody ever gives up. We can say we won another one at Fremont.”

Although a bridesmaid for over half of the non-stop, 35-lap program, Henry, who started third on the feature grid, was in a position to pounce the entire distance, never allowing Madsen to stretch his legs on Fremont’s slick, yet tricky surface. By lap 12, Madsen found himself amongst a gaggle of slower cars, ultimately giving Henry an opportunity to show his nose on lap 14. Despite missing the opportunity to overtake, Henry kept his focus, continuing on without allowing more than one lapped car to separate himself from the leader for the next 14 circuits.

Seemingly in control, Madsen’s reign at the top of the leaderboard would falter on lap 27, as a slower car would hold up the familiar No. 17 allowing Henry to capitalize. With the aforementioned lapped car forcing Madsen to enter turn one off of his preferred line at the bottom of the speedway, the door was open for Henry, eventually driving underneath Madsen before winning a drag race at the exit of turn two.

Forced to settle for fourth at the final checkers, Madsen would also get overtaken by Cole Duncan and Cory Eliason, who battled for much of the 35-lap contest, exchanging third and fourth on six occasions before settling into second and third, respectively. Shane Stewart, who started fourth, would cross the line fifth.

“As soon as we got into traffic, I knew I was going to have to search around to see what we could find to be better than Ian (Madsen),” Henry continued. “Turn two kind made the difference for us tonight. Ian was pretty committed to what he had to do and we were able to get down and get a run.”

Although earning a podium finish, Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason still trails Aaron Reutzel, who finished eighth during the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic Opener, by 64 markers entering the season finale on Saturday. Considering Reutzel still has feature provisionals available, the championship is all but settled.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2020 season, officially, with the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic Finale at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, October 10. The two-day headliner will award a $10,000 top prize. For more information, such as gate times, ticket prices and camping reservations, please visit Fremont Speedway online at www.fremonohspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway - October 9, 2020:
Event: Jim and Joanne Ford Classic Opener
Entries: 45
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 14.500
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Christopher Bell - 14.584
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Ryan Ruhl
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Cap Henry
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Craig Mintz
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Shane Stewart
Computer Man C-Main Winner: Cole Macedo
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Ian Madsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Max Stambaugh
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Christopher Bell
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: John Ivy
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cap Henry
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Christopher Bell (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11n-Christopher Bell, 14.584; 2. 5-Byron Reed, 14.738; 3. O7-Bill Balog, 14.742; 4. 5R-Ryan Ruhl, 14.787; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.854; 6. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 15.003; 7. 23-Cole Macedo, 15.047; 8. 28-Tim Shaffer, 15.191; 9. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 15.435

Group (B)
1. 71H-Max Stambaugh, 14.860; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.993; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.085; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 15.125; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.166; 6. 15-Mitch Harble, 15.328; 7. 11-Zeb Wise, 15.342; 8. 77I-John Ivy, 15.438; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde, 15.970

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.620; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.806; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.921; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 14.982; 5. 70-Cale Thomas, 15.011; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson, 15.118; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.425; 8. 21j-Jeffrey Neubert, 16.083; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 99.000

Group (D)
1. 17-Ian Madsen, 14.781; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.860; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.955; 4. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 15.359; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 15.516; 6. 47-Todd King, 15.646; 7. 27Z-Zane DeVault, 15.732; 8. 4T-Josh Turner, 16.359; 9. 55m-McKenna Haase, 30.948

Group (E)
1. 1-Nate Dussel, 15.168; 2. 16-DJ Foos, 15.187; 3. 71-Shane Stewart, 15.242; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 15.270; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 15.317; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.490; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.633; 8. 19-Paige Polyak, 15.701; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell, 15.808

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [1]; 2. 5-Byron Reed [3]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith [9]; 5. O7-Bill Balog [2]; 6. 11N-Christopher Bell [4]; 7. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 23-Cole Macedo [7]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 3. 71H-Max Stambaugh [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 77I-John Ivy [8]; 7. 15-Mitch Harble [6]; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [9]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 6. 70-Cale Thomas [5]; 7. 14W-Chad Wilson [6]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 9. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde [1]; 6. 47-Todd King [6]; 7. 27Z-Zane DeVault [7]; 8. 4T-Josh Turner [8]; 9. 55M-McKenna Haase [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [8]; 9. 28M-Conner Morrell [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 17-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 71H-Max Stambaugh [2]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [1]; 3. O9-Craig Mintz [4]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 5. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [6]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 23-Cole Macedo [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 3. 5QB-Quentin Blonde [3]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [7]; 5. 4T-Josh Turner [4]; 6. 28M-Conner Morrell [8]; 7. 55M-McKenna Haase [10]; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [9]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 10. 19-Paige Polyak [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 5. 77I-John Ivy [8]; 6. 23-Cole Macedo [16]; 7. 70-Cale Thomas [7]; 8. 14W-Chad Wilson [12]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 10. 15-Mitch Harble [14]; 11. 27Z-Zane DeVault [15]; 12. 47-Todd King [10]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [13]; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde [4]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [17]; 16. O7-Bill Balog [2]; 17. 15K-Chad Kemenah [11]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [1]; 5. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [6]; 7. 71H-Max Stambaugh [2]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14]; 9. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 10. 1-Nate Dussel [9]; 11. 11N-Christopher Bell [21]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [11]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs [13]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [17]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 16. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [15]; 17. 16-DJ Foos [18]; 18. 13-Paul McMahan [22]; 19. 70-Cale Thomas [26]; 20. 35-Stuart Brubaker [16]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs [23]; 22. 5-Byron Reed [12]; 23. 11-Zeb Wise [25]; 24. 22B-Ryan Broughton [20]; 25. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [10]; 26. 33W-Caleb Griffith [19] Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen (1-26), Cap Henry (27-35)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of October 9, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 6000
2. Cory Eliason - 5936
3. Zeb Wise - 5382
4. Paul McMahan - 5348
5. Skylar Gee - 5146
6. Greg Wilson - 4968
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Kyle Larson - 3602
9. Brock Zearfoss - 3460
10. Danny Dietrich - 3360

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/19/2020): Kyle Larson (14)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/22/2020): Brent Marks
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/23/2020): David Gravel
Fremont Speedway, Ohio (10/9/2020): Cap Henry (3)

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.

 

 

All Stars to conclude 2020 season with two-day Jim and Joanne Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway


FREMONT, Ohio (October 6, 2020) - For the first time since 2015, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will sanction Fremont Speedway’s Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, set to headline competition at “The Track That Action Built” on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10. The two-day All Star season finale, also featuring the regionally-based FAST Series, will award a total weekend winner’s share equaling $15,000; $5,000 during the Friday night preliminary and $10,000 during the Saturday night finale.

The Jim and Joanne Ford Classic will welcome the traveling All Stars to Fremont Speedway for the third and fourth time of 2020, as “America’s Series” invaded the northwest Ohio short track for a pair of Ohio Sprint Speedweek programs on July 4-5. Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid and two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, scored the Speedweek victories, each worth a $5,000 payday.

Reutzel, a ten-time winner on the All Star tour in 2020, two of which accomplished during non-point action in Florida, holds down the championship lead by 74 points entering the Fremont Speedway finale. Seeking a third-consecutive title in as many tries, the Clute, Texas-native will need to outperform Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason, a three-time winner in 2020 including one during the $20,000 Grand Re-Opening at Huset’s Speedway, to secure the $65,000 championship.

Considering Reutzel still owns all four of his Series provisionals, the most Eliason can gain in an evening is 48 points, or 96 over the course of the weekend. Although a longshot scenario, the deficit is not impossible to overcome.

Leading All Star Rookie contender and Indiana-native, Zeb Wise, is third in the championship battle, followed by Nashville-native and open wheel veteran, Paul McMahan, Canadian hotshot, Skylar Gee, and former two-time Series champion, Greg Wilson.

The "Kunkletown Kid" Ryan Smith, a former full-time All Star who has since turned his attention back to weekly action in Central Pennsylvania, is the last to win the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic under the All Star banner, scoring the $10,000 victory on September 19, 2015.

Additional news and notes pertaining to the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic can be found online at www.fremontohspeedway.com. For those who can not make the journey to Fremont, Ohio, FloRacing, the official media partner and broadcast provider of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will be on hand to capture all of the action live.

Weekend Breakdown:
Friday, October 9th
Adults: $20
Seniors: $18
Students: $15
10 & Under: Free
Pit Passes: $35
Pit Window: 4 p.m.
Driver’s Meeting: 5 p.m.
Hop Laps: 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 10th
Adults: $25
Seniors: $23
Students: $20
10 & Under: Free.
Pit Passes: $35.
Pit Window: 4 p.m.
Driver’s Meeting: 5 p.m.
Hop Laps: 6 p.m.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire bFloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 23, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5866
2. Cory Eliason - 5792
3. Zeb Wise - 5278
4. Paul McMahan - 5234
5. Skylar Gee - 5026
6. Greg Wilson - 4846
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Kyle Larson - 3602
9. Brock Zearfoss - 3460
10. Danny Dietrich - 3360

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/19/2020): Kyle Larson (14)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/22/2020): Brent Marks
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/23/2020): David Gravel

 

 

David Gravel scores Governors Reign title at Eldora for $52,000

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 23, 2020) - Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel etched his name in the Eldora Speedway history books twice in the last two days, first setting a new Eldora Speedway track record of 12.599 during the Governors Reign opener on Tuesday, September 22, then trumping that statistic with a victory in the Governors Reign finale the following evening, scoring a $52,000 top prize in the process while also earning a fourth-career Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory.

The pilot of the Jason Johnson Racing/Weikert’s Livestock/Durst/JRC Transportation/High Performance Lubricants/The Boyd Family/Mesilla Valley Transportation/Saich Family/No. 41 sprint car led all 35 circuits of the Governors Reign finale, but certainly not without a challenge, forced to navigate through doses of heavy traffic, all while trying to fend off a late surge by Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson.

“I just gotta thank this entire team. I am confident we had one of the best cars all week,” David Gravel said in Eldora Speedway victory lane. “To come out here and set two quick times, one a track record, and get a win says a lot about this team. I’m happy to win tonight rather than last night because tonight pays way more. This field was just as stout as any field we’ve seen all season. All of the best are here. It feels really good to beat the best. Anything that pays over 50 grand is a crown jewel to me.”

Larson, who started tenth on the grid, powered his way into the top-five just before the halfway point, eventually snagging fourth from Sheldon Haudenschild on lap 18, then gaining another position over his hired gun, Carson Macedo, the following circuit. A caution on lap 20, the main event’s first and only besides a hiccup on the initial start involving Jacob Allen and James McFadden, allowed Larson to advance again, this time getting by Tuesday night winner, Brent Marks, on the bottom of turns one and two.

Meanwhile, Gravel continued to set a torrid pace, quickly escaping to a healthy advantage after the lap 20 restart. Although traffic eventually re-entered the picture, Gravel was able to maintain his momentum, using both grooves of the speedway to drive under or around bundles of slower cars.

By lap 33, Gravel’s advantage had all but depleted, now feeling some pressure by the season-leading All Star winner, Kyle Larson. In a last-ditch effort on the final lap, Larson dove to the bottom of turn three and attempted to slide the familiar No. 41, only to lose in a drag race to the finish. Sheldon Haudenschild would cross under the final checkers behind Gravel and Larson, followed by Brent Marks and Carson Macedo.

“When you get into lapped traffic, it gets tough to see the cushion. It’s all you can do to not slide the tires,” David Gravel continued. “When I saw the top open up in three on the last lap, I figured I gotta take it. Even if (Kyle Larson) would have slid me, I figured I could turn back underneath him. I saw someone poke their nose before that and I figured it was him. I was just worried about making a couple good laps. I knew he was closing. Sometimes you’re better off being in second in traffic.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2020 season with the two-day Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10. Saturday’s Jim Ford Classic/All Star season finale will award a $10,000 payday. For more news and notes pertaining to Fremont Speedway, please visit www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire bFloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - September 23, 2020:
Event: Governors Reign Finale
Entries: 46
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Shane Stewart - 13.065
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: David Gravel - 12.816
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Kyle Larson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Daryn Pittman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Brent Marks
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Kerry Madsen
Computer Man C-Main Winner: Buddy Kofoid
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: David Gravel
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Brent Marks
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Jacob Allen
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Kraig Kinser
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: David Gravel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Logan Schuchart (+11)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 12.946; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.959; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.967; 4. 14-Tim Kaeding, 12.970; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.076; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.173; 7. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 13.216; 8. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.217; 9. 69-Brady Bacon, 13.220; 10. 17-Ian Madsen, 13.241

Group (B)
1. 41-David Gravel, 12.816; 2. 14P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.916; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman, 13.089; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.166; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.181; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.187; 7. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.223; 8. 83-Spencer Bayston, 13.314; 9. 24-Rico Abreu, 26.169

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.020; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.030; 3. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.043; 4. 5-Brent Marks, 13.103; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.161; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.164; 7. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.171; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.222; 9. 4-Cap Henry, 13.402

Group (D)
1. 17s-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.996; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.042; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.081; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.102; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.143; 6. 9-James McFadden, 13.166; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.228; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.286; 9. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.409

Group (E)
1. 1a-Jacob Allen, 13.001; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.036; 3. 12n-Joey Saldana, 13.100; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.107; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.176; 6. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.283; 7. 21B-Christopher Bell, 13.291; 8. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.412; 9. 39-Sammy Swindell, 13.535

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 14-Tim Kaeding [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid [7]; 9. 17-Ian Madsen [10]; 10. 69-Brady Bacon [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 72-Daryn Pittman [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. 83-Spencer Bayston [8]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [9]; 8. 70-Cale Thomas [7]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 6. 17A-Austin McCarl [7]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 8. 4-Cap Henry [9]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 5. 9-James McFadden [6]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 21B-Christopher Bell [7]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [6]; 8. 15K-Chad Kemenah [8]; 9. 39-Sammy Swindell [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 5. 18-Gio Scelzi [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 5-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 72-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 67-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 70-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 6. 15K-Chad Kemenah [5]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 9. 17-Ian Madsen [8]; 10. 39-Sammy Swindell [10]; 11. 69-Brady Bacon [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 8. 83-Spencer Bayston [10]; 9. 21B-Christopher Bell [7]; 10. 17B-Bill Balog [11]; 11. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [15]; 13. 13-Paul McMahan [12]; 14. 17A-Austin McCarl [9]; 15. 70-Cale Thomas [17]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley [14]; 17. 67-Buddy Kofoid [16]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 41-David Gravel [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [10]; 3. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [7]; 4. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 6. 49-Brad Sweet [13]; 7. 18-Gio Scelzi [9]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [12]; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20]; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen [21]; 11. 72-Daryn Pittman [6]; 12. 14-Tim Kaeding [16]; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [24]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 16. 9-James McFadden [23]; 17. 26-Cory Eliason [25]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [15]; 19. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 20. 12N-Joey Saldana [14]; 21. 39M-Anthony Macri [18]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [26]; 23. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 24. 71-Shane Stewart [17]; 25. 3-Jac Haudenschild [19]; 26. 28-Tim Shaffer [22]
Lap Leaders: David Gravel (1-35)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 23, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5866
2. Cory Eliason - 5792
3. Zeb Wise - 5278
4. Paul McMahan - 5234
5. Skylar Gee - 5026
6. Greg Wilson - 4846
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Kyle Larson - 3602
9. Brock Zearfoss - 3460
10. Danny Dietrich - 3360

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/19/2020): Kyle Larson (14)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/22/2020): Brent Marks
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/23/2020): David Gravel

 

 

Brent Marks wins Governors Reign Opener at Eldora Speedway for $10,000

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 22, 2020) - The first-ever Governors Reign at Eldora Speedway may lack live spectators, but open wheel fans from around the world witnessed history on Tuesday evening at The Big E, as Myerstown, Pennsylvania’s Brent Marks drove his way to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane to secure the opening night win of the inaugural Governors Reign worth $10,000, broadcast exclusively on FloRacing.

Marks, driver of the CJB Motorsports/M&M Painting and Construction/BAPS Auto Paint and Supply/Eagle Hotel/No. 5 sprint car, started fourth on the A-Main grid and marched his way to the front by lap ten, eventually out dueling Kasey Kahne Racing’s James McFadden in a slide job after slide job battle from lap ten through lap 12. Although the former Outlaw and current Williams Grove Speedway championship contender was able to put McFadden by the wayside, Marks was later forced to deal with an ill handling race car, as apparent front-end damage plagued the familiar No. 5 with less than five circuits to navigate.

Despite a late charge by Kerry Madsen, nearly pulling even with the CJB Motorsports entry with just two circuits remaining, and a string of three consecutive cautions including a red flag incident on lap 21, Marks held strong, ultimately crossing under the final checkers to nail down a third-ever All Star Circuit of Champions victory, his first since 2015.

The “Madman” Kerry Madsen held on to finish second at Eldora Speedway, followed by Shane Stewart, a hard-charging Logan Schuchart who advanced 17 positions, and Kyle Larson Racing’s Carson Macedo.

“I was just trying to hold on there at the end,” Brent Marks said on the Eldora Speedway victory lane stage. “I hit a pretty big clump of mud at one point and I think it messed up my steering a little bit. It honestly felt like something could have been broken. At that point, I was just trying to hang on.

“I’m really confident heading into tomorrow, but I think we’ll have a little bit of a different track surface,” Marks continued. “I can’t thank my team enough. Everyone works so hard and I appreciate what they do. Hopefully we can come back here and do it again.”

What’s Next:
Eldora Speedway’s first-ever Governors Reign will continue on Wednesday evening, September 23, with a second, full Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 program, this time awarding a $52,000 payday. Although fans will not be permitted to attend as the result of Covid-19 restrictions, FloRacing, the official media partner and online broadcast provider of the All Stars and Eldora Speedway, will be on hand to capture all of the action live. To learn more, visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire bFloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - September 22, 2020:
Event: Governors Reign Opener
Entries: 48
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 13.025
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: David Gravel - 12.599 *NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: David Gravel
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Joey Saldana
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Sammy Swindell
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Donny Schatz
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Gio Scelzi
Computer Man C-Main Winner: Kraig Kinser
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Kerry Madsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: James McFadden
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brock Zearfoss
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brent Marks
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Logan Schuchart (+17)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 41-David Gravel, 12.599; 2. 1a-Jacob Allen, 12.736; 3. 71-Shane Stewart, 12.770; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.800; 5. 17s-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.835; 6. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.881; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.959; 8. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.078; 9. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.088; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.095

Group (B)
1. 2-Carson Macedo, 12.878; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.968; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.973; 4. 12n-Joey Saldana, 12.978; 5. 49-Brad Sweet, 12.991; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.998; 7. 83-Spencer Bayston, 13.003; 8. 69-Brady Bacon, 13.011; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.030; 10. 72-Daryn Pittman, 13.067

Group (C)
1. 14P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.766; 2. 9-James McFadden, 12.848; 3. 39-Sammy Swindell, 12.875; 4. 21B-Christopher Bell, 12.945; 5. 17-Ian Madsen, 12.963; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.046; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.140; 8. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.171; 9. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.199; 10. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.276

Group (D)
1. 5-Brent Marks, 12.935; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 12.972; 3. 14-Tim Kaeding, 12.989; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 12.992; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.023; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.027; 7. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.092; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 13.182; 9. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.373

Group (E)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 12.958; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.975; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.990; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.012; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.117; 6. 10-Dave Blaney, 13.123; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.309; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.319; 9. 4-Cap Henry, 13.351

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 41-David Gravel [4]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 6. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [10]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 12N-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 72-Daryn Pittman [10]; 8. 83-Spencer Bayston [7]; 9. 28-Tim Shaffer [9]; 10. 69-Brady Bacon [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 21B-Christopher Bell [1]; 3. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 9-James McFadden [3]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [6]; 6. 17-Ian Madsen [5]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 9. 70-Cale Thomas [9]; 10. 15K-Chad Kemenah [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 14-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 4. 5-Brent Marks [4]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 67-Buddy Kofoid [8]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [9]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 8. 10-Dave Blaney [6]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [2]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [5]; 4. 39-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 6. 12N-Joey Saldana [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 9-James McFadden [1]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 41-David Gravel [3]; 4. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 71-Shane Stewart [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 11K-Kraig Kinser [2]; 2. 83-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [7]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 5. 70-Cale Thomas [9]; 6. 67-Buddy Kofoid [5]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [12]; 10. 69-Brady Bacon [11]; 11. 10-Dave Blaney [3]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 13. 15K-Chad Kemenah [13]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 7. 17-Ian Madsen [7]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [9]; 9. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [11]; 10. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 11. 72-Daryn Pittman [12]; 12. 17B-Bill Balog [13]; 13. 3C-Cale Conley [14]; 14. 83-Spencer Bayston [16]; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser [15]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 17. 22C-Cole Duncan [17]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 5-Brent Marks [4]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [11]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [21]; 5. 2-Carson Macedo [10]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [22]; 7. 9-James McFadden [2]; 8. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 9. 57-Kyle Larson [16]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 11. 18-Gio Scelzi [5]; 12. 49-Brad Sweet [18]; 13. 14-Tim Kaeding [15]; 14. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason [14]; 16. 21B-Christopher Bell [12]; 17. 41-David Gravel [6]; 18. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [23]; 19. 39-Sammy Swindell [7]; 20. 17-Ian Madsen [24]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [19]; 22. 17A-Austin McCarl [17]; 23. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [20]; 24. 87-Aaron Reutzel [13]; 25. 12N-Joey Saldana [25] Lap Leaders: James McFadden (1-9), Brent Marks (10), James McFadden (11), Brent Marks (12-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 22, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5742
2. Cory Eliason - 5676
3. Zeb Wise - 5188
4. Paul McMahan - 5128
5. Skylar Gee - 4936
6. Greg Wilson - 4756
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Kyle Larson - 3456
9. Danny Dietrich - 3360
10. Brock Zearfoss - 3346

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/19/2020): Kyle Larson (14)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/22/2020): Brent Marks

 

Kyle Larson scores 14th All Star win of 2020 in Lincoln’s Dirt Classic 7

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (September 20, 2020) - For the 14th time of 2020, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson found his way to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane, and a big trip it was, scoring Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic 7 for a $20,000 top prize.

Dominating much of the evening program, Larson, aboard the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Durst/Lucas Oil/Tarlton and Sons/No. 57 sprint car, led every circuit of the 40-lap finale, kicking things off in the Pigeon Hills with a win in each of his respective Dirt Classic heat races. Impressive enough, the Lincoln Speedway win is actually Larson’s second of the week, first securing $6,900 during the unsanctioned Weldon Sterner Memorial on Wednesday, September 16.

With all victories across all divisions included, Larson now owns 39 wins in 2020.

“My car felt great all night, so I was really happy about that. To get the win in our second heat race allowed us to carry that momentum into the feature,” Kyle Larson explained, who leads the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions win count. “Central Pennsylvania is as tough as it gets. The first couple years coming out here, I only got to run maybe seven or eight times, but now that I’ve been coming out here a lot more with Paul (Silva), we’ve been quick. It just shows how good Paul prepares these cars and what our team is able to do. We certainly couldn’t do it without everyone who helps.”

Larson was relatively unchallenged during the entire 40-lap program with his only disturbances in the form of cautions; a pair of yellow flags on lap 26 and 31, and one red flag stoppage on lap 35.

Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri chased Larson for much of the Dirt Classic main event, snagging second from Rico Abreu on lap three and maintaining that position until the caution on lap 31. The ensuing restart allowed two-time All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, and former full-time Outlaw contender, Brent Marks, to drive by the Macri Concrete No. 39M. The red flag stoppage on lap 35 for a tangled Paul McMahan and Danny Dietrich allowed Reutzel the opportunity to restart on the tail tank of the familiar No. 57, but Larson proved to be too much to overcome, driving off to score the $20,000 payday.

Aaron Reutzel finished second, followed by Brent Marks, Rico Abreu and Anthony Macri.

“Those last 15 or so laps, the cautions really worked out for me,” Larson continued. “That allowed me to just kinda focus on the track in front of me, as well as keep the tires underneath me. The first 25 laps were fun, too. When I caught traffic, I really wasn’t sure what to do because all of the lap cars were kinda the same speed. I never really saw a nose inside of me, so I didn’t feel pressured much.

“Thanks to all of the fans for coming out and supporting this race. We always talk about the competition in Pennsylvania, but the race fans are second to none. We love coming out here and getting to see everyone.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their 2020 season with four starts in the Buckeye State, first visiting the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 22-23. The first-ever Governors Reign will highlight action at The Big E awarding a $52,000 top prize. Although fans will not be permitted to attend as the result of Covid-19 restrictions, FloRacing, the official media partner and online broadcast provider of the All Stars and Eldora Speedway, will be on hand to capture all of the action live. To learn more, visit FloRacing online at www.floracing.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire bFloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - September 19, 2020:
Event: Dirt Classic 7
Entries: 53
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 13.572
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Trout - 13.453
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Robbie Kendall
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Ian Madsen
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Kyle Moody
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Kyle Larson
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Rico Abreu
Ford Performance Heat #6 Winner: Gio Scelzi
Ford Performance Heat #7 Winner: Alan Krimes
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #8 Winner: Chris Arnold
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #9 Winner: Tim Wagaman
Mobil 1 Heat #10 Winner: Kyle Larson
Kistler Racing Products Heat #11 Winner: Danny Dietrich
Ford Performance Heat #12 Winner: Ryan Smith
Computer Man C-Main Winner: Landon Myers
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Chase Dietz
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Dylan Cisney
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Kerry Madsen (+8)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.453; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.551; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.566; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.652; 5. 17-Ian Madsen, 13.752; 6. 50-Chase Dietz, 13.755; 7. 39-Justin Peck, 13.783; 8. 16-Matt Campbell, 13.785; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.805; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.844; 11. 69K-Lance Dewease, 13.857; 12. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.872; 13. 87k-Alan Krimes, 13.897; 14. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.899; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 13.904; 16. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., 13.907; 17. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 13.943; 18. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.948; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich, 13.948; 20. 24w-Lucas Wolfe, 13.952; 21. 20-Tanner Thorson, 13.969; 22. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.980; 23. 23-Chris Arnold, 14.031; 24. 5e-Tim Wagaman, 14.063; 25. 12-Brent Shearer, 14.121; 26. 16A-Aaron Bollinger, 14.287; 27. B15-Justin Foster, 14.475

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.545; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.567; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.589; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.605; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.668; 6. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.691; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.719; 8. 21-Brian Brown, 13.738; 9. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.802; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.809; 11. 11T-TJ Stutts, 13.840; 12. 21m-Brian Montieth, 13.946; 13. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.962; 14. 5-Brent Marks, 13.976; 15. 10X-Ryan Smith, 13.995; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 14.080; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.090; 18. 19m-Landon Myers, 14.188; 19. 75-Tyler Ross, 14.258; 20. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 14.261; 21. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.273; 22. 97-Brie Hershey, 14.273; 23. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.291; 24. 54-Zach Newlin, 14.332; 25. 90-Jordan Givler, 14.440; 26. 44-Dylan Norris, 14.489

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps)
1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [4]; 2. 39-Justin Peck [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 1X-Chad Trout [1]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]; 6. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [6]; 7. 15-Adam Wilt [8]; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich [7]; 9. 12-Brent Shearer [9]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps)
1. 17-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 5. 59-Jim Siegel [5]; 6. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 7. 23-Chris Arnold [8]; 8. 16A-Aaron Bollinger [9]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps)
1. 99M-Kyle Moody [3]; 2. 50-Chase Dietz [2]; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter [4]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 7. 5E-Tim Wagaman [8]; 8. 20-Tanner Thorson [7]; 9. B15-Justin Foster [9]

Heat #4 - Group (B) (8 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 7. 75-Tyler Ross [7]; 8. 90-Jordan Givler [9]; 9. 97-Brie Hershey [8]

Heat #5 - Group (B) (8 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 6. 44-Dylan Norris [9]; 7. 11T-TJ Stutts [4]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [7]

Heat #6 - Group (B) (8 Laps)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 10X-Ryan Smith [5]; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth [4]; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 7. 19M-Landon Myers [6]; 8. 54-Zach Newlin [8]

Heat #7 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87K-Alan Krimes [4]; 2. 15-Adam Wilt [1]; 3. 8-Billy Dietrich [2]; 4. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [3]; 5. 39-Justin Peck [6]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [8]; 8. 12-Brent Shearer [9]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]

Heat #8 - Group (A) (8 Laps)
1. 23-Chris Arnold [1]; 2. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 5. 17-Ian Madsen [7]; 6. 59-Jim Siegel [4]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 16A-Aaron Bollinger [9]

Heat #9 - Group (A) (8 Laps)
1. 5E-Tim Wagaman [1]; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney [4]; 3. 20-Tanner Thorson [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 69-Tim Glatfelter [5]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 7. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 8. 50-Chase Dietz [7]; 9. B15-Justin Foster [9]

Heat #10 - Group (B) (8 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [7]; 2. 88-Brandon Rahmer [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 7. 75-Tyler Ross [2]; 8. 97-Brie Hershey [1]; 9. 90-Jordan Givler [9]

Heat #11 - Group (B) (8 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [7]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 7. 11T-TJ Stutts [5]; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [2]; 9. 44-Dylan Norris [9]

Heat #12 - Group (B) (8 Laps)
1. 10X-Ryan Smith [4]; 2. 54-Zach Newlin [1]; 3. 73B-Brett Michalski [2]; 4. 19M-Landon Myers [3]; 5. 21M-Brian Montieth [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 7. 18-Gio Scelzi [8]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [7]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 19m-Landon Myers [1]; 2. 20-Tanner Thorson [4]; 3. 75-Tyler Ross [7]; 4. 54-Zach Newlin [5]; 5. 44-Dylan Norris [9]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 7. 12-Brent Shearer [12]; 8. 16A-Aaron Bollinger [11]; 9. 97-Brie Hershey [10]; 10. B15-Justin Foster [14]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 50-Chase Dietz [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 3. 69-Tim Glatfelter [2]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [8]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [9]; 8. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 10. 19m-Landon Myers [19]; 11. 24w-Lucas Wolfe [11]; 12. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [13]; 13. 21m-Brian Montieth [10]; 14. 59-Jim Siegel [14]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [12]; 16. 73B-Brett Michalski [16]; 17. 20-Tanner Thorson [20]; 18. 23-Chris Arnold [15]; 19. 5e-Tim Wagaman [17]; 20. 15-Adam Wilt [18]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [10]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [9]; 9. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen [18]; 11. 18-Gio Scelzi [6]; 12. 39-Justin Peck [8]; 13. 69K-Lance Dewease [16]; 14. 10X-Ryan Smith [13]; 15. 55K-Robbie Kendall [12]; 16. 87k-Alan Krimes [14]; 17. 14-Tony Stewart [22]; 18. 50-Chase Dietz [21]; 19. 21-Brian Brown [20]; 20. 51-Freddie Rahmer [19]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [24]; 23. 1X-Chad Trout [15]; 24. 69-Tim Glatfelter [23]; 25. 59-Jim Siegel [26]; 26. 88-Brandon Rahmer [25] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-40)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 19, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5640
2. Cory Eliason - 5556
3. Zeb Wise - 5098
4. Paul McMahan - 5020
5. Skylar Gee - 4846
6. Greg Wilson - 4666
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 3360
9. Kyle Larson - 3324
10. Brock Zearfoss - 3256

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/19/2020): Kyle Larson (14)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel wins Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway


MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (September 18, 2020) - Two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion, Aaron Reutzel, has certainly found his stride in Pennsylvania Posse country, winning at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, for the third time in the last two seasons, this time scoring the annual Jack Gunn Memorial for a $5,000 payday.

A contender the entire evening at the paperclip-shaped half-mile, Reutzel drove ahead from fourth on the grid and took command for the first time on lap 14, sneaking under KCP Racing’s Gio Scelzi at the exit of turn two and never looking back. The Jack Gunn Memorial title is Reutzel’s second at The Grove, also owning a Tommy Hinnershitz Classic triumph. The victory also propelled the Clute, Texas-native to the double-digit win mark, now owning ten All Star victories in 2020.

“Our car was phenomenal tonight,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Fischer Body Shop/Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting/Folkens Brothers Trucking/No. 87 sprint car. “I could move around; blast the top, run through the middle, run the bottom. Sometimes it pays off to be in second or third where you can move around like that. My crew chief is from Australia and he really wanted to win a race (at Williams Grove Speedway). It’s pretty special that we were able to make that happen. Just an awesome night all around.”

Getting away third at the initial start, it took Reutzel only eight circuits to find his way around second-place running Brian Brown, utilizing the speedway’s top grove to power by the 2020 Knoxville Raceway track champion. In the meantime, outside-pole sitter and Fresno-native Gio Scelzi was the man in charge, extending his lead to nearly a straightaway by the time Reutzel found his way to the tailtank of Brown.

Lapped traffic entered the picture by lap 11 creating an instant momentum block for Scelzi. With slower cars cutting down on Scelzi’s mobility, Reutzel closed-in in a hurry, putting himself well within striking distance by lap 13. The following circuit, Reutzel made his bid for the lead, entering turn one as low as he could before driving up across the race track and in front of the KCP Racing No. 18.

From that point forward, the bottom is where Reutzel stayed, keeping his focus ahead as Scelzi, Brown and Larson battled behind him. Although a caution on lap 29 would set-up a green-white-checkered restart, Reutzel never faltered, using clean air and a clear track to solidify his place in Williams Grove Speedway victory lane.

Gio Scelzi hung on to finish second, followed by Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan and Brent Marks.

“I just got lucky at the right time that allowed me to get a run on Gio (Scelzi),” Reutzel continued. “He ended up moving down in three and four, but didn’t move down yet in one and two, but I think he thought he was still OK on the top. You never want to pull the trigger too soon and not clear. Luckily, I was able to get down there and make it stick and get by him. From that point on, I was able to stay on the bottom and just hit my marks.”

“I should have known to get down there a little sooner,” Gio Scelzi said, driver of the KCP Racing/Logan Contractors/Aspen Aire, Inc./No. 18 sprint car. “(Aaron Reutzel) deserves to win; he drove the smarter race.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their final trek through the Keystone State with a visit to the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 19. The annual Dirt Classic will headline action in the Pigeon Hills awarding a $20,000 top prize. Gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m. with a mandatory drivers meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 7 p.m., sharp. For more information, please visit Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
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Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - September 18, 2020:
Event: The Jack Gunn Memorial
Entries: 33
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 16.540
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Gio Scelzi - 16.742
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Zeb Wise
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Paul McMahan
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Chad Trout
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Justin Peck
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Danny Dietrich (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi, 16.742; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.748; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.768; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 16.903; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.933; 6. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.935; 7. 24W-Lucas Wolfe, 17.248; 8. 12-Brent Shearer, 17.323; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.612

Group (B)
1. 17-Ian Madsen, 16.818; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.990; 3. 5-Brent Marks, 17.057; 4. 11-Zeb Wise, 17.084; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.238; 6. 1W-Matt Campbell, 17.241; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.373; 8. 54-Zach Newlin, 17.768

Group (C)
1. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.023; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.117; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 17.306; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.333; 5. 21m-Brian Montieth, 17.356; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.449; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.540; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 19.052

Group (D)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.201; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.334; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.382; 4. 11T-TJ Stutts, 17.389; 5. 39-Justin Peck, 17.558; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.961; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.973; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 18.176

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [4]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 6. 1X-Chad Trout [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 8. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 9. 12-Brent Shearer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 1W-Matt Campbell [6]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 8. 54-Zach Newlin [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [4]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 21M-Brian Montieth [5]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]; 6. 39-Justin Peck [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 8. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 17-Ian Madsen [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 1X-Chad Trout [1]; 2. 1W-Matt Campbell [2]; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth [3]; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 5. 39-Justin Peck [4]; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 7. 11T-TJ Stutts [10]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [5]; 9. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [9]; 10. 54-Zach Newlin [11]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 12. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]; 13. 12-Brent Shearer [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [11]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [14]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [17]; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer [12]; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney [10]; 11. 17-Ian Madsen [8]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 13. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [19]; 14. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [21]; 15. 24-Rico Abreu [15]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 17. 1X-Chad Trout [20]; 18. 24w-Lucas Wolfe [25]; 19. 21M-Brian Montieth [22]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [13]; 22. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 23. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 24. 1W-Matt Campbell [23]; 25. 11T-TJ Stutts [24]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [26] Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi (1-13), Aaron Reutzel (14-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 18, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5494
2. Cory Eliason - 5420
3. Zeb Wise - 5008
4. Paul McMahan - 4912
5. Skylar Gee - 4756
6. Greg Wilson - 4576
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 3254
9. Kyle Larson - 3174
10. Brock Zearfoss - 3118

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/18/2020): Aaron Reutzel (10)

 

The All Stars are set for final PA visit of 2020 with starts at Williams Grove and Lincoln


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 17, 2020) - A mere six starts remain on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule, and two of those six will be contested in the Keystone State, extending an open wheel rivalry that has been in effect since the Series’ inception.

The traveling All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse will go head-to-head for the final time this season on Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, chasing a total winner’s share equaling $25,000. The weekend will ignite with the rescheduled Jack Gunn Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday evening, September 18, followed by the $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, September 19. Padding some extra punch to the weekend agenda, Williams Grove’s Jack Gunn Memorial will also act as Dirt Classic Qualifier, granting the winner an automatic bid into Saturday’s $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic showstopper.

Williams Grove and Lincoln are certainly synonymous with All Star competition, with each hosting America’s Series on one other occasion in 2020. Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson secured top honors during the last All Star visit to Williams Grove Speedway, holding off Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri and fellow national invader, Kerry Madsen, for the Hinnershitz payday.

A surprise upset in its own right, 2017 USAC National Midget Series champion, Spencer Bayston, was victorious during the last All Star invasion of Lincoln, keeping a pair of sprint car champions, Aaron Reutzel and Brian Montieth, in his rearview mirror.

The traveling All Stars and infamous Pennsylvania Posse last flexed their muscles during the three-day Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway on September 10-12. Although Cory Eliason, who is currently second in the All Star title chase, kicked-off the weekend with a Thursday night preliminary victory, it was Central Pennsylvania legend and Hall of Famer, Lance Dewease, who put the Posse up two to one at the weekend’s conclusion, winning Friday’s preliminary before capturing the $53,000 Tuscarora 50 finale on Saturday.

Two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, is currently on top of the Series title chase, now 50 points ahead of Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason entering their Central Pennsylvania doubleheader. Although Reutzel outweighs Eliason in the win column with seven victories to Eliason’s three, it’s consistency and the ability to finish races that has kept Rudeen Racing in the hunt for a first-ever Series title, earning 27 top-ten finishes in 38 feature starts. Technically, Reutzel owns nine victories in 2020 with his first two occurring in Florida where points were not accumulated.

Weekend Notes:
Williams Grove Speedway
Friday, September 18
Gates: 5:30 p.m.
Drivers Meeting: 6:30 p.m.
Hot Laps: 7:00 p.m.
www.williamsgrove.com

Lincoln Speedway
Saturday, September 19
Gates: 3:30 p.m.
Drivers Meeting: 6:00 p.m.
Hot Laps: 7:00 p.m.
www.lincolnspeedway.com

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2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 12, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5344
2. Cory Eliason - 5294
3. Zeb Wise - 4904
4. Paul McMahan - 4770
5. Skylar Gee - 4646
6. Greg Wilson - 4486
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 3118
9. Kyle Larson - 3030
10. Brock Zearfoss - 3010

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)

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.

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Lance Dewease collects $53,000 in seventh Tuscarora 50 victory at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 13, 2020) - For the seventh time in his career, National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Lance Dewease is a Tuscarora 50 champion at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, collecting a $53,000 payday in the process, as well as over $1,000 in lap money, while simultaneously stretching his Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 win count to 41, 12 of which at the Port Royal “Speed Palace.”

“My guys work really hard. This car was easy to drive tonight and that’s the key,” an elated Lance Dewease said in Port Royal Speedway victory lane, driver of the Kreitz Racing, Schannauer Plumbing and Heating, Hess Ornamental Iron, No. 69K sprint car. “I’m just happy for all of the guys and all of our sponsors. It’s a whole-team effort. Everyone works so hard.”

The Fayetteville, Pennsylvania-native, who started from the pole position as the result of a top-six redraw, was in command of the feature field for the first 18 circuits, as well as the final 13, losing the top spot to St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu on lap 19 before reclaiming the lead on lap 38. Abreu, who started alongside Dewease on the front row, earned the advantage over the Kreitz Racing No. 69K during a battle in traffic, first missing a slide job attempt on lap 14 before officially taking the lead on lap 19.

Unfortunately for Abreu, a problem with the car’s universal joint forced the familiar No. 24 to go pit-side allowing Dewease to inherit command shortly after the competition yellow at half way.

“I think I was being a little too conservative with the lapped cars which allowed Rico (Abreu) to get by me,” Lance Dewease said. “I thought we would get back by him among the lap cars because I felt like I was hitting some pretty good marks. We probably weren’t as good as we were last night, but the track was pretty tricky. You can have the fastest car at the track and still not win if you don’t catch some breaks. We caught the breaks tonight.

“When I started racing, I just wanted to race. Kinda like Kyle (Larson), I just wanted to race. It didn’t matter what it was. To be doing this for four decades means two things: I’m old and I’ve been fortunate enough to be pretty successful for a long time. I’ve had the opportunity to drive for a lot of great people.”

Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri would battle ahead four spots to finish second at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” followed by Dylan Cisney, a hard-charging Kyle Larson from 22nd, and Thursday night winner, Cory Eliason.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the month of September with another round in Pennsylvania Posse Country, this time revising Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway on Friday and Saturday, September 18-19. The final All Star visit to Pennsylvania of 2020 will be headlined with the annual $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway. For more information, please visit Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway at their respective online homes, www.williamsgrove.com and www.lincolnspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - September 12, 2020:
Event: The 53rd Annual Tuscarora 50
Entries: 51
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Rico Abreu - 15.534
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Anthony Macri - 15.271
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Anthony Macri
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Lance Dewease
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: TJ Stutts
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Rico Abreu
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Tyler Courtney
Ford Performance Heat #6 Winner: Dylan Cisney
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Logan Wagner
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Skylar Gee
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Lance Dewease
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Kyle Larson (+18)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.271; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.447; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.518; 4. 91r-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.558; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.569; 6. 98-Jared Esh, 15.590; 7. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.603; 8. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.612; 9. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 15.614; 10. 18-Gio Scelzi, 15.614; 11. 70-Cale Thomas, 15.624; 12. 11T-TJ Stutts, 15.651; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.720; 14. 12-Blane Heimbach, 15.797; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody, 15.827; 16. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.857; 17. 33W-Michael Walter, 16.068; 18. 87k-Alan Krimes, 16.072; 19. 12s-Brent Shearer, 16.109; 20. 39T-Justin Peck, 16.109; 21. 19-Curt Stroup, 16.122; 22. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.126; 23. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.140; 24. 880-Drew Ritchey, 16.389; 25. 24B-Dustin Baney, 16.410; 26. 12w-Troy Fraker, 17.043

Group (B)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.478; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.494; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.525; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.551; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 15.560; 6. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.565; 7. 9-James McFadden, 15.614; 8. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 15.736; 9. 17-Ian Madsen, 15.751; 10. 6-Ryan Smith, 15.753; 11. 42-Sye Lynch, 15.756; 12. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 15.759; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.783; 14. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.791; 15. 72-Shane Stewart, 15.794; 16. 25-Tyler Bear, 15.797; 17. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.812; 18. 2F-AJ Flick, 15.812; 19. 11-Zeb Wise, 15.843; 20. 24w-Lucas Wolfe, 15.929; 21. 5-Brent Marks, 15.986; 22. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.004; 23. 14T-Tyler Walton, 16.053; 24. 75-Nicole Bower, 16.236; 25. 97-Brie Hershey, 16.333

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 3. 55-Mike Wagner [2]; 4. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [3]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 8. 12S-Brent Shearer [7]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [9]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 5. 39T-Justin Peck [7]; 6. 33W-Michael Walter [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 70-Cale Thomas [1]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 98-Jared Esh [3]; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody [5]; 6. 19-Curt Stroup [7]; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes [6]; 8. 880-Drew Ritchey [8]

Heat #4 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 5. 6-Ryan Smith [1]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [7]; 7. 25-Tyler Bear [6]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [8]; 9. 97-Brie Hershey [9]

Heat #5 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 42-Sye Lynch [1]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 7. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton [8]

Heat #6 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 3 Transfer
1. 5C-Dylan Cisney [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 17-Ian Madsen [2]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [7]; 6. 2F-AJ Flick [6]; 7. 75-Nicole Bower [8]; 8. 72-Shane Stewart [5]

C-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 72-Shane Stewart [8]; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski [3]; 3. 25-Tyler Bear [2]; 4. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 14T-Tyler Walton [12]; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [10]; 8. 24B-Dustin Baney [13]; 9. 97-Brie Hershey [14]; 10. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 11. 12S-Brent Shearer [9]; 12. 87K-Alan Krimes [1]; 13. 70-Cale Thomas [7]; 14. 12W-Troy Fraker [15]; 15. 880-Drew Ritchey [11]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 1-Logan Wagner [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 3. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 6. 98-Jared Esh [3]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 8. 72-Shane Stewart [18]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [19]; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall [12]; 11. 19-Curt Stroup [16]; 12. 99M-Kyle Moody [8]; 13. 2F-AJ Flick [15]; 14. 39T-Justin Peck [10]; 15. 42-Sye Lynch [9]; 16. 11-Zeb Wise [17]; 17. 33W-Michael Walter [14]; 18. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [1]

NQ Main (20 Laps)
1. 24w-Lucas Wolfe [13]; 2. 73B-Brett Michalski [2]; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton [15]; 4. 19-Curt Stroup [4]; 5. 25-Tyler Bear [12]; 6. 97-Brie Hershey [18]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [14]; 8. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [16]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [17]; 10. 75-Nicole Bower [19]; 11. 12s-Brent Shearer [20]; 12. 12w-Troy Fraker [21]; 13. 42-Sye Lynch [8]; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall [3]; 15. 880-Drew Ritchey [22]; 16. 87k-Alan Krimes [23]; 17. 33W-Michael Walter [10]; 18. 72-Shane Stewart [1]

A-Main (50 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 3. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [22]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [10]; 6. 1-Logan Wagner [19]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [20]; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer [11]; 11. 5-Brent Marks [25]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 13. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [17]; 15. 9-James McFadden [14]; 16. 12-Blane Heimbach [21]; 17. 17-Ian Madsen [18]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23]; 19. 21-Brian Brown [16]; 20. 18-Gio Scelzi [13]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [15]; 23. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 24. 11T-TJ Stutts [3]; 25. 98-Jared Esh [24] Lap Leaders: Lance Dewease (1-18), Rico Abreu (19-37), Lance Dewease (38-50)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 12, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5344
2. Cory Eliason - 5294
3. Zeb Wise - 4904
4. Paul McMahan - 4770
5. Skylar Gee - 4646
6. Greg Wilson - 4486
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 3118
9. Kyle Larson - 3030
10. Brock Zearfoss - 3010

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/12/2020): Lance Dewease (2)

 

 

Lance Dewease drives by Macri and Larson to score Night Before the 50 prize at Port Royal Speedway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 11, 2020) - Central Pennsylvania living legend, Lance Dewease, made the Pennsylvania Posse diehards extra proud on Friday night at Port Royal Speedway, not only defending home dirt against the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during the annual Night Before the Tuscarora 50, but driving by, unarguably, the hottest open wheel ace on the planet, Kyle Larson, in the process. The All Star victory, the 40th of Dewease’s illustrious career and 11th at the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” secured the Fayetteville, Pennsylvania-native a $6,000 payday, as well as an automatic starting position in Saturday’s 50-lap, $53,000-to-win finale.

“I wanted to beat him pretty bad,” an elated Lance Dewease said of Kyle Larson in Port Royal Speedway victory lane. “When he beat me earlier in the year here, he waved at me when he passed me coming off of four. I didn’t wave at him when I passed him tonight. Hats off to my entire crew here. Kyle (Larson) hasn’t been passed too many times this year once he’s had the lead.”

Dewease’s march to the Port Royal Speedway victory lane platform commenced from the outside of row two, and although the lead pair, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson and Dillsburg, Pennsylvania’s Anthony Macri, sliced and diced for much of the 30-lapper, it was a waiting game for Dewease, not taking command for the first time until lap 25. In fact, Larson, who led the first 24 circuits, exchanged the lead with Macri on at least three occasions, all of which countered by Larson before the duo made their way back to the flagstand. In the meantime, Dewease loomed in third, maintaining a straight and steady pace around Port’s notorious bottom groove.

Lap after lap, Macri pressured Larson and the Paul Silva-owned No. 57 entry, especially utilizing lapped traffic that came into play for the first time on lap 12. The momentum change due to slower cars allowed the “Concrete Kid” to slide Larson through turns three and four on lap 14, and again through turns one and two on lap 21, each negated by “Yung Money.” Banging the boards on both ends of the speedway, Macri gave it one final try on lap 25, but to his surprise, and Larson’s, it was Dewease who pulled the trigger, ultimately slipping by the lead pair with a power move through the bottom of turns three and four.

“That’s the only way we can beat these guys,” Lance Dewease continued, driver of the Kreitz Racing, Schannauer Plumbing and Heating, Hess Ornamental Iron, No. 69K sprint car. “Both of those guys are really good; Anthony (Macri) has come a long way and Kyle (Larson) is the best in the business right now. You don’t get to pass guys like that too often. We were good all night and we were good last night, too, we just had some issues under caution. I was able to keep pace tonight and I figured I would be able to keep a better pace once those guys got to traffic. Kyle really never got away from us. I knew I would get a shot at them as long as the cautions didn’t come out putting everyone back in clean air.

“A big thanks to all of the fans for coming out tonight. Thank you all for supporting us week in and week out.”

Macri, who finally worked his way around Kyle Larson on lap 29, chased Dewease to the final checkers, followed by Larson, Dylan Cisney and Rico Abreu.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway with the 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50; 50 laps in distance awarding a $53,000 top prize. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - September 11, 2020:
Event: The Night Before the Tuscarora 50
Entries: 51
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Anthony Macri - 16.084
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Anthony Macri - 16.442
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Dylan Cisney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Rico Abreu
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Lance Dewease
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Kyle Larson
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Kerry Madsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Spencer Bayston
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Lance Dewease
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Brock Zearfoss (+15)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Cale Thomas, 16.537; 2. 98-Jared Esh, 16.541; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.575; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.669; 5. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.686; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.796; 7. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.831; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.903; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.070; 10. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.073; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski, 17.073

Group (B)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.464; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.667; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.769; 4. 39T-Justin Peck, 16.822; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.935; 6. 87k-Alan Krimes, 16.941; 7. 6-Ryan Smith, 17.010; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton, 17.015; 9. 17M-Kyle Smith, 17.139; 10. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.788

Group (C)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.573; 2. 17-Ian Madsen, 16.605; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.716; 4. 2F-AJ Flick, 16.760; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.844; 6. 9-James McFadden, 16.876; 7. 42-Sye Lynch, 17.142; 8. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.601; 9. 880-Drew Ritchey, 17.738; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.987

Group (D)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.442; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 16.600; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.643; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi, 16.781; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.825; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.895; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 16.953; 8. 91r-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.082; 9. 25-Tyler Bear, 17.169; 10. 91-Tony Fiore, 17.687

Group (E)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.535; 2. 5-Brent Marks, 16.593; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.652; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.736; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.889; 6. 72-Shane Stewart, 17.044; 7. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.276; 8. 24w-Lucas Wolfe, 17.442; 9. 21m-Brian Montieth, 17.525; 10. 19m-Landon Myers, 17.840

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5C-Dylan Cisney [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 3. 70-Cale Thomas [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 5. 98-Jared Esh [3]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [10]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [11]; 10. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 11. 55K-Robbie Kendall [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 39T-Justin Peck [1]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 6. 6-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton [8]; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes [6]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]; 10. 17M-Kyle Smith [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [7]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 6. 9-James McFadden [6]; 7. 880-Drew Ritchey [9]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 10. 2F-AJ Flick [1]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 6. 25-Tyler Bear [9]; 7. 91-Tony Fiore [10]; 8. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 10. 33W-Michael Walter [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 7. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 72-Shane Stewart [6]; 9. 21M-Brian Montieth [9]; 10. 19M-Landon Myers [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 70-Cale Thomas [3]; 6. 17-Ian Madsen [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 5. 5C-Dylan Cisney [6]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 87K-Alan Krimes [2]; 2. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [4]; 3. 72-Shane Stewart [3]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [15]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 21M-Brian Montieth [8]; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 11. 12W-Troy Fraker [10]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 4. 98-Jared Esh [1]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 6. 6-Ryan Smith [10]; 7. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 9-James McFadden [8]; 10. 25-Tyler Bear [11]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 12. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 13. 880-Drew Ritchey [16]; 14. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [18]; 15. 99M-Kyle Moody [13]; 16. 91-Tony Fiore [15]; 17. 14T-Tyler Walton [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [10]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [12]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 8. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 10. 17-Ian Madsen [11]; 11. 70-Cale Thomas [9]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [27]; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [8]; 15. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 16. 1-Logan Wagner [18]; 17. 98-Jared Esh [24]; 18. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 19. 11T-TJ Stutts [14]; 20. 11-Zeb Wise [17]; 21. 55-Mike Wagner [22]; 22. 39T-Justin Peck [19]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [23]; 24. 42-Sye Lynch [20]; 25. 13-Paul McMahan [25]; 26. 18-Gio Scelzi [15]; 27. 25-Tyler Bear [26] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-24), Lance Dewease (25-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 11, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5236
2. Cory Eliason - 5154
3. Zeb Wise - 4814
4. Paul McMahan - 4664
5. Skylar Gee - 4556
6. Greg Wilson - 4396
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 2992
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2896
10. Kyle Larson - 2888

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/11/2020): Lance Dewease

 

 

Cory Eliason earns fifth-career All Star win in Tuscarora Weekend opener

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 10, 2020) - For the fifth time in his career, and for the first time in Pennsylvania, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so during night one of the 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway. The 2019 All Star Rookie of the Year is now a three-time Series winner in 2020, accumulating all three since August 2 when the driver of the Rudeen Racing entry secured $20,000 during the Huset’s Speedway grand reopening. The Port Royal Speedway victory earned Eliason a $6,000 top prize.

“They don’t call this place the ‘Speed Palace’ no nothing,” Cory Eliason said in victory lane, driver of the Rudeen Racing/Hagar Realty/Rayce Rudeen Foundation/No. 26 sprint car. “It was a blast here tonight. Definitely a lot different than what we saw on Monday during the Labor Day Classic. The kind of track we had here tonight is kinda my forte. Hats off to this entire team. They work hard and continue to work hard day in and day out. We were fast right out of the gate tonight and it really showed. All we can do is come back tomorrow and try to do this again.”

Lining-up third on the main event grid, Eliason was an obvious threat right from the start. Although forced to withstand a pair of red flag incidents which halted action before a single lap could be completed, and fading one position to fourth when the race finally commenced, Eliason was quick on his feet, eventually regaining third from Kerry Madson on lap two, then sneaking by Brian Brown to capture second with only three laps in the books. Meanwhile, feature pole sitter Tony Stewart was the man in charge, maintaining command over the field while Eliason moved through the top five.

By lap six, Eliason was all over Tony Stewart for the race lead, actually pulling even with the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion as the pair raced into turn one to begin lap seven. Unfortunately for Eliason, caution flags would wave, negating Eliason’s bid for the lead. Eliason would be forced to restart second with Kerry Madsen and Brian Brown in tow.

Despite the ensuing restart not giving Eliason the jump that he needed, it was only a matter of time, as the 2020 All Star championship contender put himself back within striking distance by lap 12. In much similar fashion as lap seven, Eliason dove to the bottom of turn one to begin lap 13 and slid across the nose of Stewart, securing control for the California hotshoe for the first time.

Once in command, it was smooth sailing for Eiason, and although faced with a number of cautions, one of which inducing a green-white-checkered finish, and a few glimpses of slower traffic, on top of the field is where Eliason stayed. Kerry Madsen battled home to finish second, followed by Tony Stewart, Gio Scelzi and Tyler Courtney.

“We worked on a few things tonight, but nothing major,” Eliason said. “We were fortunate enough to find the curb which allowed us to make up a lot of ground in three and four. I really didn’t have to adjust my driving style much to determine how the car was going to act. I’ve always wanted to stand up here in Port Royal’s new victory lane, and now here we are. Just an awesome night all around.”

In addition, the preliminary victory secured Eliason a spot in Saturday’s 50-lap, $53,000-to-win main event.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue Tuscarora 50 weekend with another round of preliminary competition on Friday evening, September 11. Like Thursday, Friday’s preliminary main event will award a $6,000 top prize. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - September 10, 2020:
Event: 53rd Annual Tuscarora 50 - Opening Night
Entries: 46
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: James McFadden - 16.015
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kerry Madsen - 15.841
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cory Eliason
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Lance Dewease
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Tony Stewart
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Christopher Bell
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Tony Stewart
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Brian Brown
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Kyle Reinhardt
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Ian Madsen (+17)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi, 15.971; 2. 70-Cale Thomas, 16.115; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 16.116; 4. 72-Shane Stewart, 16.184; 5. 2F-AJ Flick, 16.195; 6. 17-Ian Madsen, 16.213; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.223; 8. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.265; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.322; 10. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.430

Group (B)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.905; 2. 9-James McFadden, 15.950; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.045; 4. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.072; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.148; 6. 5-Brent Marks, 16.165; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 16.538; 8. 75-Nicole Bower, 16.599; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney, 16.803

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.939; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.031; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.037; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.056; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston, 16.124; 6. 91-Tony Fiore, 16.177; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.230; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton, 16.444; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.466

Group (D)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.842; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.047; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.151; 4. 24w-Lucas Wolfe, 16.208; 5. 25-Tyler Bear, 16.225; 6. 42-Sye Lynch, 16.251; 7. 6-Ryan Smith, 16.298; 8. 98-Jared Esh, 16.448; 9. 17M-Kyle Smith, 16.513

Group (E)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.892; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 15.945; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.950; 4. 21B-Christopher Bell, 16.083; 5. 21m-Brian Montieth, 16.222; 6. 91r-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.225; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.352; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.590; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.755

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi [4]; 3. 72-Shane Stewart [1]; 4. 70-Cale Thomas [3]; 5. 17-Ian Madsen [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 7. 2F-AJ Flick [5]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [8]; 9. 55K-Robbie Kendall [9]; 10. 11-Zeb Wise [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 2. 1-Logan Wagner [1]; 3. 9-James McFadden [3]; 4. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 7. 33W-Michael Walter [7]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [8]; 9. 24B-Dustin Baney [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 6. 91-Tony Fiore [6]; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney [7]; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 25-Tyler Bear [5]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 7. 17M-Kyle Smith [9]; 8. 6-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 98-Jared Esh [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21B-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 5. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 21M-Brian Montieth [5]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [2]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [5]; 5. 21B-Christopher Bell [4]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 6. 9-James McFadden [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall [6]; 3. 14T-Tyler Walton [3]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [4]; 5. 98-Jared Esh [7]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. 75-Nicole Bower [5]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 9. 6-Ryan Smith [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 91R-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney [12]; 7. 21M-Brian Montieth [8]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 9. 42-Sye Lynch [10]; 10. 2F-AJ Flick [11]; 11. 25-Tyler Bear [5]; 12. 17M-Kyle Smith [14]; 13. 91-Tony Fiore [7]; 14. 55K-Robbie Kendall [17]; 15. 33W-Michael Walter [15]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 17. 55-Mike Wagner [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [7]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [6]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11]; 7. 17-Ian Madsen [24]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [16]; 9. 5-Brent Marks [21]; 10. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 12. 5C-Dylan Cisney [23]; 13. 70-Cale Thomas [20]; 14. 11T-TJ Stutts [18]; 15. 25-Tyler Bear [26]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19]; 17. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 18. 72-Shane Stewart [17]; 19. 1-Logan Wagner [14]; 20. 39-Spencer Bayston [22]; 21. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [15]; 22. 21B-Christopher Bell [9]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 24. 57-Kyle Larson [10]; 25. 9-James McFadden [12]; 26. 51-Freddie Rahmer [25] Lap Leaders: Tony Stewart (1-12), Cory Eliason (13-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 10, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5116
2. Cory Eliason - 5018
3. Zeb Wise - 4704
4. Paul McMahan - 4562
5. Skylar Gee - 4442
6. Greg Wilson - 4306
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 2860
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2770
10. Kyle Larson - 2744

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/10/2020): Cory Eliason (3)

 

 

Rico Abreu scores $10,000 in Attica Ambush finale at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (September 5, 2020) - It did not come easy, but St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu left the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” on Saturday evening as an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 winner, scoring the Attica Ambush finale at Attica Raceway Park for a $10,000 payday. Abreu, who started second on the feature grid, led the final 27 circuits to nail down the five-figure winner’s share, but was forced to fend off the likes of Trey Jacobs and Aaron Reutzel along the way.

His first since cashing in for $5,000 at Muskingum County Speedway in July, Abreu is now a two-time All Star winner in 2020, bumping his career total to nine in the process.

Two-time and defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, finished second in the Ambush finale, followed by Cap Henry, Ian Madsen and Trey Jacobs.

“That’s an intense 40 laps here,” an elated Rico Abreu said in victory lane, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Curb Records/Lucas Oil Products/Whistle Stop Bar and Grill/Self Made Racing/Salty’s BBQ/Dancer Logistics/J. Davidson Scrap Metals/Wiser Golf/ShopRico.com/No. 24 sprint car. “You really have to be patient and know that your car is going to keep coming to you. Wow, what a crowd. This is great for Attica.”

Although starting from the outside-pole position, it was polesitter and Wooster, Ohio-native Trey Jacobs who earned the initial jump, driving away from Abreu and Cale Thomas to lead the first circuit. A caution on lap two would freeze the running order the first time giving Abreu a second chance at snagging command. The ensuing restart would prove to do Abreu a favor, ultimately utilizing his momentum to sneak up on Jacobs and capture the lead by lap five.

Despite Abreu’s attempts in maintaining a quick pace around the outer edge of the speedway, it was Jacobs who kept his focus on the bottom and eventually tracked down the leader, first losing a drag race on the frontstretch before regaining control officially on lap 12. A caution on lap 13 would pause the race yet again giving Abreu another chance to restart on the tailtank of Jacobs. As displayed before, Abreu took advantage of the restart and worked up enough momentum to slingshot around Jacobs on lap 14.

In the meantime, Aaron Reutzel was on the move, powering his way to third from sixth by lap 15 before getting by Jacobs to take second with 25 circuits in. By lap 30, the heat was on between Abreu and Reutzel, racing nearly nose-to-tail for the next several circuits. The Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry showed Abreu its nose on a few occasions, and even with periods of slower traffic playing in Reutzel’s favor, Abreu never faltered. At the finish, Abreu and Reutzel were separated by a mere-1.08 seconds.

“I knew Reutzel was pressuring me, or somebody was pressuring me. You can kinda sense those things,” Rico Abreu continued. “I moved around, but I was just way too free on the bottom. I could keep my car really propped up on the top. Just hats off to my team. We enjoy coming to Attica and we’re already looking forward to coming back.”

“That was all I had,” Aaron Reutzel said after finishing second. “I didn’t realize the race was about to end when it did. I’m not sure what more I could have done. I got to where I could run the top really hard and he started to get tight. I tried to move to the bottom with the intent to get him to move to the bottom, which he did for a little bit, but I didn’t capitalize. I felt like my car was getting better and better, but it was so hard to get runs.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the month of September with a three-day stay at Port Royal Speedway on Thursday through Saturday, September 10-12. The 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50 is on the weekend agenda awarding a top prize equaling $53,000 on Saturday night. The All Star blockbuster, the highest paying program on the 2020 schedule, will kick-off with a pair of $6,000-to-win preliminary main events on Thursday and Friday. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - September 5, 2020:
Event: Attica Ambush Finale
Entries: 32
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.289
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 13.344
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Rico Abreu
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Cale Thomas
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Trey Jacobs
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Trey Jacobs
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Rico Abreu
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Jordan Ryan
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: DJ Netto
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Rico Abreu
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: DJ Foos (+8)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.344; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.344; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.368; 4. 4-Cap Henry, 13.398; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.451; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.470; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.485; 8. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.492

Group (B)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.349; 2. 17-Ian Madsen, 13.863; 3. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.868; 4. 55m-McKenna Haase, 13.896; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.931; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.264; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.657; 8. 88N-Frank Neill, 14.810

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.513; 2. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.768; 3. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.835; 4. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.951; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 14.037; 6. 11N-DJ Netto, 14.129; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.811; 8. 3C-Cale Conley, 99.220

Group (D)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.928; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.007; 3. 77I-John Ivy, 14.273; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.289; 5. 16-DJ Foos, 14.317; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.508; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.641; 8. 5R-Byron Reed, 14.715

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [1]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 8. 23-Cole Macedo [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 49D-Shawn Dancer [2]; 7. 88N-Frank Neill [8]; 8. 55M-McKenna Haase [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [2]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 7. 11N-DJ Netto [6]; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 3. 77I-John Ivy [2]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 7. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 2. 70-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 19R-Jordan Ryan [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [5]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 4. 16-DJ Foos [7]; 5. 11N-DJ Netto [6]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer [3]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 9. 55M-McKenna Haase [9]; 10. 88N-Frank Neill [8]; 11. 21N-Frankie Nervo [11]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [8]; 4. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [13]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 9. 71-Shane Stewart [11]; 10. 70-Cale Thomas [3]; 11. 8M-TJ Michael [15]; 12. 3C-Cale Conley [17]; 13. 97-Max Stambaugh [18]; 14. 19R-Jordan Ryan [21]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [12]; 16. 16-DJ Foos [24]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo [20]; 18. 5R-Byron Reed [22]; 19. 15K-Chad Kemenah [19]; 20. 11-Zeb Wise [25]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 22. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [23]; 23. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 24. 77I-John Ivy [14]; 25. 35-Stuart Brubaker [16] Lap Leaders: Trey Jacobs (1-4), Rico Abreu (5-11), Trey Jacobs (12, 13), Rico Abreu (14-40)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 5, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4978
2. Cory Eliason - 4868
3. Zeb Wise - 4614
4. Paul McMahan - 4434
5. Skylar Gee - 4352
6. Greg Wilson - 4216
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 2770
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2652
10. Kyle Larson - 2642

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/5/2020): Rico Abreu (2)

 

 

Tim Shaffer scores first All Star victory of 2020 during Attica Ambush opener

ATTICA, Ohio (September 4, 2020) - A name certainly synonymous with Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition, but left winless with the Series since February of 2019, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer proved to the open wheel world that he still has what it takes to be an All Star winner, breaking through during Attica Raceway Park’s Attica Ambush opener on Friday night for a $5,000 top prize.

Resulting in the 67th All Star Circuit of Champions victory of his illustrious career, the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania-native led all 40 circuits at the Attica short track to secure his trip to victory lane, withstanding early pressure from fellow sprint car veteran, Jac Haudenschild, before holding off Shane Stewart in the closing circuits. Shaffer is now an eight-time Series winner at Attica Raceway Park, officially tied with Frankie Kerr for second on the all-time Attica All Star win list.

“It’s been a while. I haven’t run with the Series steady, but we’re just out here building a team,” Tim Shaffer said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, driver of the Canton Erectors, Grove Racing, No. 28 sprint car. “We can only run a limited schedule so we have to make it worthwhile when we do run. Hats off to my guys. Everybody has stepped up and here we are. These kids are getting harder and harder to beat.”

Inheriting a front row starting position after a false start by Cale Conley during the initial green, Shaffer drove on to gain the early advantage, leading Jac Haudenschild and Cale Conley by the flagstand for the first time. Searching around the speedway early, Shaffer found his rhythm within the first few circuits, eventually relying on the top of turns one and two and the bottom of turns three and four. Although in control the entire distance, traffic was never a factor for the former All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, as cautions on lap 10, 21 and 36 kept Shaffer in clean air.

Despite a few early attempts by Haudenschild to work by the Grove Racing No. 28, it was Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart who challenged Shaffer late, putting himself in view of the lead after sneaking by the “Wild Child” at the exit of turn four on lap 18.

A caution on lap 36 for a troubled Cory Eliason, who was battling for a top-five spot at the time of the incident, gave Shane Stewart one final opportunity to gain the edge over Shaffer, but the “Steel City Outlaw” proved to be too strong with a clear track ahead.

“This is Attica,” Shaffer continued. “If you don’t move around, you’re going to get it handed to you. The track definitely changes throughout the night. I was hoping I was doing the right things.”

Stewart chased Shaffer to the final checkers, followed by Cale Thomas, Cale Conley and Paul McMahan. Although missing the top-five, Rico Abreu gained 16 positions to finish sixth.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their Attica Ambush weekend on Saturday evening, September 5. The two-day finale will award a $10,000 top prize. For more information, such as gate times and ticket prices, please visit Attica Raceway Park online at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - September 4, 2020:
Event: Attica Ambush
Entries: 41
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 12.866
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 12.820
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Jac Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cole Duncan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Shane Stewart
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Tim Shaffer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Trey Jacobs
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Cale Conley
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Jac Haudenschild
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Cole Macedo
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: John Ivy
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Tim Shaffer
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Rico Abreu (+16)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.826; 2. 97-Max Stambaugh, 12.863; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.908; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.925; 5. 16-DJ Foos, 12.941; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.081; 7. 27Z-Zane DeVault, 13.177; 8. 4S-Tyler Street, 13.293; 9. 27-Keith Sheffer, 13.297

Group (B)
1. 4-Cap Henry, 12.907; 2. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.011; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.018; 4. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.033; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.086; 6. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.242; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.287; 8. 77I-John Ivy, 13.326

Group (C)
1. 3C-Cale Conley, 12.826; 2. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.122; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.252; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.357; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.369; 6. 33W-Caleb Griffith, 13.442; 7. 20-Daniel Burkhart, 14.013; 8. 88N-Frank Neill, 14.146

Group (D)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.820; 2. 23-Cole Macedo, 12.886; 3. 70-Cale Thomas, 12.889; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.161; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.286; 6. 55m-McKenna Haase, 13.341; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.363; 8. 4T-Josh Turner, 13.756

Group (E)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.899; 2. 17-Ian Madsen, 12.989; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.078; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.189; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.220; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.330; 7. 11N-DJ Netto, 13.526; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 99.580

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 3. 97-Max Stambaugh [3]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 7. 27Z-Zane DeVault [7]; 8. 4S-Tyler Street [8]; 9. 27-Keith Sheffer [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 22-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [4]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 77I-John Ivy [8]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer [6]; 8. 15K-Chad Kemenah [3]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Shane Stewart [3]; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [2]; 3. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 4. 33W-Caleb Griffith [6]; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 6. 70M-Henry Malcuit [1]; 7. 20-Daniel Burkhart [7]; 8. 88N-Frank Neill [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 70-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 6. 4T-Josh Turner [8]; 7. 55M-McKenna Haase [6]; 8. 23-Cole Macedo [3]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [3]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 7. 11N-DJ Netto [7]; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 70-Cale Thomas [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [1]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs [2]; 3. 97-Max Stambaugh [3]; 4. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 23-Cole Macedo [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [4]; 5. 77I-John Ivy [8]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [11]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 10. 27Z-Zane DeVault [12]; 11. 55M-McKenna Haase [14]; 12. 4S-Tyler Street [18]; 13. 49D-Shawn Dancer [13]; 14. 11N-DJ Netto [15]; 15. 27-Keith Sheffer [21]; 16. 21N-Frankie Nervo [19]; 17. 88N-Frank Neill [20]; 18. 4T-Josh Turner [10]; 19. 20-Daniel Burkhart [16]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 28-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [8]; 3. 70-Cale Thomas [7]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [22]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 8. 17-Ian Madsen [14]; 9. 22-Cole Duncan [11]; 10. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 11. 4-Cap Henry [12]; 12. O9-Craig Mintz [17]; 13. 99-Skylar Gee [18]; 14. 11-Zeb Wise [10]; 15. 16-DJ Foos [21]; 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker [13]; 18. 97-Max Stambaugh [6]; 19. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs [4]; 21. 33W-Caleb Griffith [20]; 22. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 23. 23-Cole Macedo [23]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [15] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer (1-40)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of September 4, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4832
2. Cory Eliason - 4734
3. Zeb Wise - 4504
4. Paul McMahan - 4330
5. Skylar Gee - 4232
6. Greg Wilson - 4080
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 2770
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2652
10. Kyle Larson - 2642

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)
Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (9/4/2020): Tim Shaffer

 

 

53rd running of Tuscarora 50 to award $53,000-to-win

Three-day event features pair of $6,000-to-win prelims, $2,000-to-win non-qualifiers feature


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 4, 2020) - The largest paying program in Port Royal Speedway history just got bigger, as the 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50 featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 now boasts a total weekend purse on the brink of $200,000, $53,000 of which to be awarded to Saturday’s main event winner. The three-day showstopper will hit the ground running with back-to-back $6,000-to-win preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday, September 10-11. Each preliminary feature winner will be guaranteed a starting position in Saturday’s 50-lap main event.

Already boasting a winner’s share equaling $53,000, every starter who qualifies for the historic 50-lapper on Saturday, September 12, will be awarded a minimum of $1,500. On the whole, Saturday’s A-Main purse exceeds $115,000; a $12,500 increase from 2019. In addition, a non-qualifiers program will also be conducted during Saturday’s weekend finale which gloats a $2,000-to-win, $400-to-start purse. A minimum of 24 cars will participate in the 20-lap non-qualifiers feature with a grid set according to finish in their respective B and C-Mains.

Two-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, Aaron Reutzel is the defending Tuscarora 50 champion, earning a $52,000 top prize while outdueling a slew of Pennsylvania Posse representatives in Anthony Macri, Lance Dewease and Danny Dietrich. The Clute, Texas-native will enter the 2020 edition of the Tuscarora 50 as the current Series point leader, holding down a 92-point command over Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason. Including point and nonpoint competition, Reutzel and Eliason own a combined 11 All Star victories in 2020, nine of those being in possession of the two-time and defending All Star champion.

Leading All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender, Zeb Wise is currently third in the 2020 All Star title chase, followed by Nashville’s Paul McMahan, Canadian hotshot, Skylar Gee, former two-time Series champion, Greg Wilson, and former ASCS full-timer, Josh Baughman.

Tuscarora 50 gates will open at 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, September 10-11, with racing to follow at 7 p.m. Saturday’s gates will swing open at 2 p.m. with racing to follow at 6 p.m., sharp. For more information, such as ticket pricing and seat availability, fans should visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com. If needed, the speedway will utilize a rain date of Sunday, September 13.

For those who can not make the journey to Port Royal’s “Speed Palace,” FloRacing, the official media and live streaming partner of Tony Stewart’s All Stars, will be on hand to cover the three-day blockbuster. All three nights of competition will be broadcast live via www.floracing.com.

Before making the trip to Juniata County, the All Star Circuit of Champions will headline the Attica Ambush at Attica Raceway Park later today and tomorrow - Friday and Saturday, September 4-5. The two-day Attica invasion will award a total winner’s share equaling $15,000; $5,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 30, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4714
2. Cory Eliason - 4622
3. Zeb Wise - 4382
4. Paul McMahan - 4190
5. Skylar Gee - 4108
6. Greg Wilson -3990
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 2770
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2652
10. Kyle Larson - 2642

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel outruns Danny Dietrich to become first repeat All Star winner at Bedford Speedway

BEDFORD, Pa. (August 30, 2020) - The first seven visits to Bedford Speedway resulted in seven different winners, but two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion, Aaron Reutzel, crossed into the mult-time threshold on Sunday night and claimed a second Bedford Speedway feature win, doing so over Central Pennsylvania rival and recent Series winner, Danny Dietrich. The All Star victory, accompanied by a $5,000 top prize, was Reutzel’s ninth of the 2020 season, well on his way to a third consecutive Series championship with 11 events remaining on the schedule.

“I really can’t say enough about this team. I can’t be more proud of them,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports, Folkens Brothers Trucking, Fischer Body Shop, Hollywood Blasting and Coating, Precision Catalyst, No. 87 sprint car. “To come back after everything that’s happened, and to win like we did, I couldn’t be more proud of everyone involved. We are really proud of this one tonight.”

Despite starting from the pole position, Reutzel did not lead from start to finish. In fact, the Clute, Texas-native lost the initial battle for the top spot, allowing Dietrich, who started from the outside-pole position, to drive away and lead the first two circuits. A caution on lap three would act as Reutzel’s saving grace, giving the championship hopeful a second chance at controlling the field.

Reutzel’s ensuing restart went off without a hitch, nearly tied to the back bumper of the Gary Kauffman Racing entry as the lead duo raced by the single-file restart cone. Keeping that momentum handy, Reutzel immediately dove to the bottom of turn one and slid across the nose of Dietrich, officially capturing the lead at the exit of turn two.

Although finding a few opportunities to catch Reutzel in traffic, Danny Dietrich would have to settle for second, followed by Paul McMahan, Brent Marks and Cory Eliason.

“I knew I wanted to be right on his back bumper when we came down for the restart. The smart thing for (Dietrich) to do would have been to slide himself, but he left the door open for me and I was able to go in there and slide him,” Reutzel continued. “I knew that restart was going to mean everything because clean air was so important here tonight. Regardless, we had a phenomenal race car. I just couldn’t be more proud.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will hit the road and revisit the home of “Ohio’s Finest Racing” during Labor Day weekend, setting-up shop at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, September 4-5. The two-day Attica Ambush will award a total winner’s share equaling $15,000; $5,000 on Friday and $10,000 on Saturday. For more news and information pertaining to the 2020 Attica Ambush, please visit Attica Raceway Park online at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bedford Speedway - August 30, 2020:
Entries: 23
Event: Johnny Grum Classic
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Brock Zearfoss - 16.428
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 16.076
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Danny Dietrich
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Kyle Reinhardt (+6)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.076; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.138; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.195; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.217; 5. 5-Brent Marks, 16.224; 6. 39-Justin Peck, 16.234; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.272; 8. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.391; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.425; 10. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.464; 11. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.475; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.538; 13. 2-AJ Flick, 16.581; 14. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.589; 15. 9-James McFadden, 16.594; 16. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.661; 17. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.675; 18. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.743; 19. 7k-Dan Shetler, 16.761; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.799; 21. 880-Drew Ritchey, 17.202; 22. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.204; 23. 42-Sye Lynch, 99.410

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 2-AJ Flick [5]; 6. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler [7]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 4. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [8]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [5]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 6. 880-Drew Ritchey [7]; 7. 39-Justin Peck [3]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 7. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 5-Brent Marks [7]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 6. 9-James McFadden [11]; 7. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [16]; 11. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 12. 11-Zeb Wise [10]; 13. 2-AJ Flick [14]; 14. 99M-Kyle Moody [12]; 15. 24-Lucas Wolfe [17]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee [15]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [20]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [19]; 19. 7K-Dan Shetler [21]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13]; 21. 880-Drew Ritchey [18]; 22. 42-Sye Lynch [22] Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich (1,2), Aaron Reutzel (3-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 30, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4714
2. Cory Eliason - 4622
3. Zeb Wise - 4382
4. Paul McMahan - 4190
5. Skylar Gee - 4108
6. Greg Wilson -3990
7. Josh Baughman - 3858
8. Danny Dietrich - 2770
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2652
10. Kyle Larson - 2642

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (8/30/2020): Aaron Reutzel (9)

 

 

Spencer Bayston goes wire-to-wire at Lincoln Speedway for Kramer Klash victory

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. (August 29, 2020) - Forced to fend off a few of Central Pennsylvania’s elite, as well as the two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston cruised into Pennsylvania Posse Country on Saturday night and left a winner, scoring the inaugural Kramer Klash at the “Fabulous” Lincoln Speedway for a $7,300 payday. The wire-to-wire victory, leading all 35 circuits in the Pigeon Hills, pushed Bayston’s All Star win total to three, his first since dominating an Ohio Sprint Speedweek program at Muskingum County Speedway on June 22, 2017.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel battled ahead from sixth to finish second, followed by Brian Montieth, Tim Wagaman and a hard-charging Cory Eliason, who worked his way forward from 15th.

“I’m going to have to go back and watch this one again, because I feel like I was pretty ugly in traffic,” Spencer Bayston said jokingly in Lincoln Speedway victory lane, driver of the Swindell Speedlab, Bear Archery, John Christner Trucking, No. 39 sprint car. “I kept hearing guys behind me, but I just tried to keep my eyes ahead and stay focused. I don’t have enough laps yet to have enough confidence to drive through traffic as hard as I should. But man, this car; every time I had the chance to drive it, we had speed. We had speed right out of the gate tonight.”

It was Aaron Reutzel who applied the pressure during the final 14 circuits of the 35-lap contest, but it was Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich who applied the pressure during the first 21 circuits, utilizing the outside-pole position to power into second right from the drop of the green flag. Using every inch of Lincoln’s configuration, Dietrich did everything he could to track down the Swindell Speedlab entry, eventually reaching the back bumper of the well-known No. 39 in traffic with 12 laps clicked off the counter.

By lap 17, the top three were battling under a blanket, now including Aaron Reutzel, who dived below multi-time track champion, Brian Montieth, to claim third just two laps prior.

Banging the topside of the speedway, the frontrunners continued their nose-to-tail battle for several circuits, that until Dietrich set-up, and partially executed, his first, true takeover attempt on lap 22. As the lead pair were entering turn one, Bayston stayed high, ultimately opening the bottom lane for Dietrich. The former Lincoln Speedway track champion took advantage and pulled off a perfect slider to get by Bayston, but to Dietrich’s demise, a lapped car was blocking his path causing the familiar No. 48 to spin. The 360-degree spin forced Dietrich to retire to the tail of the field. Reutzel inherited second with Montieth following suit; that is where they stayed.

“I know they were close there a few times,” Bayston continued. “Those cautions really did fall in our favor. Having a little luck on our side isn’t a bad thing. I’m very lucky and I’m proud to be a part of this team. To leave here tonight on top after watching these guys race all year is just incredible. I’m so happy right now.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their four-day sweep through Pennsylvania Posse Country with a visit to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday evening, August 30. The Sunday night showstopper will award a $5,000 top prize. For those seeking additional information, please visit Bedford Speedway online at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - August 29, 2020:
Event: #KramerKlash
Entries: 36
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Danny Dietrich - 13.757
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.357
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Troy Wagaman, Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Tim Wagaman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Freddie Rahmer
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Spencer Bayston
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Spencer Bayston
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Danny Dietrich
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Glenndon Forsythe
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Jim Siegel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Spencer Bayston
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Cory Eliason (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.357; 2. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.476; 3. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr., 13.642; 4. 19m-Landon Myers, 13.678; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.720; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.770; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich, 14.060; 8. 97-Brie Hershey, 14.130; 9. 16-Matt Campbell, 14.163

Group (B)
1. 9-James McFadden, 13.470; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.583; 3. 5e-Tim Wagaman, 13.675; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.708; 5. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.831; 6. 5-Brent Marks, 13.885; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.886; 8. 16A-Aaron Bollinger, 14.033; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.519

Group (C)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.540; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.654; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.777; 4. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.820; 5. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.836; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.041; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.181; 8. 90-Jordan Givler, 14.365; 9. 44-Dylan Norris, 14.504

Group (D)
1. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.697; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.741; 3. 39s-Spencer Bayston, 13.771; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.792; 5. 75-Chase Dietz, 13.967; 6. 39-Justin Peck, 13.996; 7. 87k-Alan Krimes, 14.037; 8. 59-Jim Siegel, 14.179; 9. 15B-Jeff Rohrbaugh, 14.393

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [2]; 2. 19M-Landon Myers [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 1X-Chad Trout [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [9]; 8. 8-Billy Dietrich [7]; 9. 97-Brie Hershey [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5E-Tim Wagaman [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [4]; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer [1]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [5]; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter [7]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 9. 16A-Aaron Bollinger [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 15-Adam Wilt [5]; 8. 44-Dylan Norris [9]; 9. 90-Jordan Givler [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 39S-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 39-Justin Peck [6]; 6. 75-Chase Dietz [5]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [8]; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes [7]; 9. 15B-Jeff Rohrbaugh [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 39S-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 4. 5E-Tim Wagaman [2]; 5. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 9-James McFadden [5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody [2]; 4. 16-Matt Campbell [7]; 5. 59-Jim Siegel [8]; 6. 15-Adam Wilt [5]; 7. 8-Billy Dietrich [10]; 8. 69-Tim Glatfelter [6]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [9]; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski [12]; 11. 97-Brie Hershey [14]; 12. 90-Jordan Givler [15]; 13. 15B-Jeff Rohrbaugh [16]; 14. 44-Dylan Norris [11]; 15. 16A-Aaron Bollinger [13]; 16. 75-Chase Dietz [3]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 39S-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 4. 5E-Tim Wagaman [7]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [15]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 7. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 9. 88-Brandon Rahmer [14]; 10. 19-Troy Wagaman Jr. [9]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [16]; 13. 39-Justin Peck [19]; 14. 19M-Landon Myers [11]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [20]; 16. 9-James McFadden [8]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 18. 11-Zeb Wise [13]; 19. 5-Brent Marks [18]; 20. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 21. 75-Chase Dietz [26]; 22. 16-Matt Campbell [24]; 23. 99M-Kyle Moody [23]; 24. 17-Josh Baughman [10]; 25. 87K-Alan Krimes [25]; 26. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [21] Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston (1-35)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 29, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4564
2. Cory Eliason - 4482
3. Zeb Wise - 4256
4. Paul McMahan - 4046
5. Skylar Gee - 3990
6. Greg Wilson -3876
7. Josh Baughman - 3730
8. Kyle Larson - 2642
9. Danny Dietrich - 2624
10. Brock Zearfoss - 2518

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (8/28/2020): Canceled/Weather
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (8/29/2020): Spencer Bayston

 

 

Danny Dietrich opens All Star swing through PA with dramatic Thunder Cup win at Grandview

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (August 27, 2020) - ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich defended Pennsylvania Posse Territory proudly on Thursday night and opened the four-day Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 swing through the Keystone State with a victory at Grandview Speedway. The second Series win of the season for the Gettysburg-native, Dietrich was forced to outduel two-time All Star champion and championship point leader, Aaron Reutzel, on his way to the Thunder Cup win, doing so in dramatic fashion with just one circuit remaining.

Dietrich, who was battling in the second position when the white flag was waved, made incidental contact with race leader, Aaron Reutzel, as the duo were entering turn one. The contact, Dietrich’s front bumper to Reutzel’s back bumper, caused the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry to lose grip and spin, ultimately allowing Dietrich to inherit the top spot. Dietrich survived the ensuing green-white-checkered restart to score the $5,000 payday. The Grandview Speedway win bumps Dietrich’s All Star career-win total to 13.

“We were really good. I wanted to win pretty bad,” Danny Dietrich said, 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 Chevrolet Buick GMC, Self Made, Graver’s Garage, No. 48 sprint car. “Aaron (Reutzel) and I race each other pretty hard. I can’t thank my crew enough. These guys work hard all week to come out here and do this.”

Utilizing the pole position, Reutzel jumped to the early advantage with Freddie Rahmer, Paul McMahan and Danny Dietrich in tow. Reutzel maintained control for the first 20 circuits, keeping a firm grip on the field even after slower traffic appeared as early as lap eight. In the meantime, Dietrich was climbing, eventually sneaking by McMahan to take control of third on lap six, just before driving underneath Freddie Rahmer to snag second three circuits later.

A caution on lap 12 gave Dietrich the opportunity to restart on the tail tank of Reutzel. Despite clean air and a clear track for the Texan, Dietrich stayed glued to the No. 87, keeping pace as the duo found the back of the field yet again on lap 17.

On lap 21, Dietrich made his first bid for the lead, using momentum to blast around Reutzel at the exit of turn two. Not deterred by the move, Reutzel returned the favor on lap 24, also using momentum to blast around Dietrich to reclaim the top spot at the exit of turn two. Reutzel maintained control until lap 34, hugging the very bottom of the speedway where the faster groove seemed to be. With less than a car length separating the lead pair, the duo made the aforementioned contact entering turn one on the white flag lap.

“I think we had the better car,” Dietrich continued. “I could run way harder into the corner than (Reutzel) could. We have twin features tomorrow night. We’ll be back at it then.”

Christopher Bell, who climbed from fifth, chased Dietrich during the green-white-checkered finish, followed by Freddie Rahmer, James McFadden and Paul McMahan.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-day swing through the Keystone State with a Friday night visit to the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Dubbed the Jack Gunn Memorial, the All Star visit to the high-paced paperclip will feature twin 20-lap features each awarding a $4,000 top prize. For more information, fans are encouraged to visit Williams Grove Speedway online at www.williamsgrove.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway - August 27, 2020:
Event: Thunder on the Hill Racing Series Thunder Cup
Entries: 25
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Josh Baughman - 11.634
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.713
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Christopher Bell
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Danny Dietrich
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Danny Dietrich
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Brent Marks (+5)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.713; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.725; 3. 9-James McFadden, 11.760; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.778; 5. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 11.804; 6. 11-Zeb Wise, 11.843; 7. 39-Christopher Bell, 11.843; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 11.856; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.861; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 11.864; 11. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.881; 12. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.911; 13. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.913; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 11.936; 15. 20-Ryan Taylor, 11.972; 16. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 12.014; 17. 5-Brent Marks, 12.019; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.070; 19. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 12.074; 20. 99M-Kyle Moody, 12.132; 21. M1-Mark Smith, 12.168; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.273; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.413; 24. 73B-Brett Michalski, 12.500; 25. 88C-Chad Miller, 13.161

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 39-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [6]; 5. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 9. 88C-Chad Miller [9]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [6]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [8]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 5. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 6. M1-Mark Smith [7]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [5]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 39-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 9-James McFadden [6]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [8]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [7]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 2. 39-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 4. 9-James McFadden [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 5-Brent Marks [11]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [9]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 11. 88-Brandon Rahmer [13]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 13. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [15]; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski [16]; 16. 26-Cory Eliason [17]; 17. W20-Greg Wilson [21]; 18. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [19]; 19. 99M-Kyle Moody [20]; 20. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 21. M1-Mark Smith [18]; 22. O7-Gerard McIntyre [22]; 23. 88C-Chad Miller [24]; 24. 49H-Bradley Howard [23] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-20), Danny Dietrich (21-23), Aaron Reutzel (24-34), Danny Dietrich (35,36)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 27, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4418
2. Cory Eliason - 4342
3. Zeb Wise - 4142
4. Paul McMahan - 3920
5. Skylar Gee - 3870
6. Greg Wilson - 3760
7. Josh Baughman - 3628
8. Kyle Larson - 2642
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2518
10. Danny Dietrich - 2486

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)
Grandview Speedway, Pa. (8/27/2020): Danny Dietrich (2)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel snaps All Star win drought with convincing victory at Plymouth Speedway

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (August 22, 2020) - Scoring his first Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph since Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition at Fremont Speedway on July 5, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutel marched his way back to All Star victory lane on Saturday night during a visit to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, doing so by commanding the final 32 laps of the 35-lap contest while fending off the likes of three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Tony Stewart.

The $5,000 triumph, his third in a row at the northern Indiana bullring, was accomplished from the outside of row one, first surviving a slide job battle with fellow front row starter, Hunter Schuerenberg, only to find himself in a constant mix of slower traffic for the remainder of the 35-lapper.

Despite Schuerenberg’s early attempts, and some hints of pressure from Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing, Reutzel maintained in control, now on top of the 2020 All Star championship points battle by 84 markers.

Tony Stewart held on to finish second at Plymouth Speedway, followed by Hunter Schuerenberg, a hard-charging Justin Peck, and Shane Stewart.

“That was the longest I’ve ever gone without winning in the last five or so years. Someone had to draw a map for me to even get down to victory lane,” an excited Aaron Reutzel stated, driver of the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Dissolvalloy/No. 87 sprint car. “We’ve had a lot of bad luck. Some of it was self inflicted, some of it not. It’s not from a lack of effort, I can sure tell you that. We try as hard as we can every single night and I think that’s why you see us get frustrated with each other because we are trying so hard."

Despite the initial four circuits consisting of a turn-to-turn battle with pole sitter Hunter Schuerenberg, actually exchanging the lead nearly every corner with Schuerenberg leading laps one and three and Reutzel leading laps two and four, the only other sense of pressure for Reutzel came in the form of Tony Stewart.

Stewart, who started fifth on the feature grid, powered his way to second on lap four, next setting his aim on the tailtank of Aaron Reutzel. The Columbus, Indiana-native kept pace with the two-time and defending All Star champion in traffic initially, but Reutzel’s stride eventually became too much to maintain. By lap 17, Reutzel was beginning to escape through the tail of the field, first utilizing a caution flag on lap ten to build momentum through clean air.

A caution on lap 29 would give Stewart one final chance to sneak by the familiar No. 87, but it was too late.

“Tonight we came in here with some confidence, especially since we haven’t lost here as an All Star,” Reutzel continued. “This is a track that really fits my driving style. It gets wide and the harder you run through the corners, the more speed you can make up. You don’t get that with a lot of tracks. This is definitely a one-of-a-kind racetrack and I really enjoy coming (Plymouth Speedway).”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2020 campaign with a four-pack in the Keystone State, set to visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Bedford Speedway on Thursday through Sunday, August 27-30, respectively. Packing a punch, the Pennsylvania quadruple will award prestige and prize money, all of which kicking-off with a $5,000-to-win showcase at Grandview on Thursday. Action will continue with a pair of $4,000-to-win main events at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, followed by the $7,300-to-win Kramer Williamson Klash at Lincoln on Saturday. The weekend will conclude with another $5,000-to-win headliner at Bedford on Sunday.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Speedway - August 22, 2020:
Event: All Stars visit Plymouth Speedway
Entries: 24
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Ian Madsen - 11.664
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.472
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Skylar Gee
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Shane Stewart
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Justin Peck (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.472; 2. 17-Ian Madsen, 11.578; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.625; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron, 11.717; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 11.832; 6. O2-Brandon Long, 12.034; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.113; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.120; 9. 5r-Ryan Ruhl, 12.121; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.136; 11. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.187; 12. 71-Shane Stewart, 12.295; 13. 23-Cole Macedo, 12.308; 14. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.368; 15. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.476; 16. 13-Justin Peck, 12.561; 17. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 12.826; 18. 16c-Chase Ridenour, 12.930; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.935; 20. 14W-Chad Wilson, 12.960; 21. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.978; 22. 10s-Jay Steinebach, 13.313; 23. 27K-Zab Broughman, 13.735; 24. 18S-Micheal Summers, 99.750

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 23-Cole Macedo [5]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [6]; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron [3]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 10S-Jay Steinebach [8]; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel [2]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 5. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 6. 14W-Chad Wilson [7]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 8. 27K-Zab Broughman [8]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 71-Shane Stewart [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 4. O2-Brandon Long [3]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 6. 16C-Chase Ridenour [6]; 7. 18S-Micheal Summers [8]; 8. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [2]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 17-Ian Madsen [5]; 4. 71-Shane Stewart [8]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [14]; 5. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [7]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise [10]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 9. 17-Ian Madsen [3]; 10. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 11. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [15]; 13. 21-Brinton Marvel [22]; 14. 5R-Ryan Ruhl [23]; 15. 21N-Frankie Nervo [19]; 16. 14W-Chad Wilson [18]; 17. 18S-Micheal Summers [21]; 18. 27K-Zab Broughman [24]; 19. 10S-Jay Steinebach [20]; 20. 16C-Chase Ridenour [16]; 21. W20-Greg Wilson [17]; 22. O2-Brandon Long [12]; 23. 23-Cole Macedo [9]; 24. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13] Lap Leaders: Hunter Schuerenberg (1), Aaron Reutzel (2), Hunter Schuerenberg (3), Aaron Reutzel (4-35)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 22, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4308
2. Cory Eliason - 4224
3. Zeb Wise - 4010
4. Paul McMahan - 3780
5. Skylar Gee - 3744
6. Greg Wilson - 3644
7. Josh Baughman - 3492
8. Kyle Larson - 2642
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2404
10. Danny Dietrich - 2336

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)
Plymouth Speedway, Ind. (8/22/2020): Aaron Reutzel (8)

 

 

Cory Eliason wins at Wilmot Raceway for second consecutive All Star victory

WILMOT, Wis. (August 21, 2020) - For the second time in as many starts, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, accomplishing his feat during All Star/IRA Outlaw Sprint Series co-sanctioned action at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Friday evening, August 21. Impressive, nonetheless, leading 21 circuits of the 30-lap contest while maneuvering through wave after wave of slower traffic, the 2020 All Star championship hopeful was forced to manhandle an ill-handling car, as ignition trouble kept the Rudeen Racing powerplant from reaching full potential.

Despite the loss of horsepower, Eliason held strong, ultimately holding off advancements by Ian Madsen, Hunter Schuerenberg and Tyler Courtney during a pair of green-white-checkered restarts. The Wilmot Raceway victory, Eliason’s first with the Series at the southern Wisconsin short track, was accompanied by a $5,000 top prize.

“This just goes to show how hard these guys work back at the shop,” Cory Eliason said in victory lane, driver of the Rudeen Racing/Hager Realty/Rayce Rudeen Foundation/Rudeen Management/No. 26 sprint car. “It was an eventful few weeks for us with all the racing at Knoxville, but it was nice to come to a place like Wilmot and run at a track that really reminds me of back home in California. I’m not really sure what happened, but by lap three, the motor started to really go flat. Honestly, that may have helped me overall because it didn’t allow for the tires to spin. But regardless, I can’t thank Kevin Rudeen and his family enough for what they do for this race team. I’m sure they were all watching at home tonight.”

Starting third on the feature grid by way of dash result, Eliason’s initial jump proved to be an instant turning point, allowing the driver of the familiar blue No. 26 get around pole sitter Hunter Schuerenberg to secure second by the completion of lap one. At the time, Aurora, Illinois’ Blake Nimee was the main event leader, followed by Eliason, Aaron Reutzel and Schuerenberg.

By lap five, the top three found themselves staring at the back of the field, which was stacking up to be two and three wide and engulfing all lanes of the speedway. The gaggle of slower cars actually proved to be a major benefit for Eliason, who was chipping away at Nimee’s lead in a hurry.

Just four laps later, Eliason was all over Nimee for the top spot, eventually utilizing a slingshot move into corner three to blast around the race leader and a slower car. The move was successful, leaving Nimee in his tracks with Aaron Reutzel and Ian Madsen in tow.

With a caution on lap 15 making way for a clear track and clean air, Eliason’s campaign at the front of the field was relatively uneventful during the middle segment of the main event, that until caution flags reappeared with only two laps remaining, brought about by two-time All Star Circuit of Champions champion and current point leader, Aaron Reutzel, who did a 360-degree spin while battling in the fourth position.

The ensuing restart was only a tease, as Tyler Courtney, who had battled his way from tenth to second, and looked strong enough to challenge Eliason for top honors, spun to a stop in turn one collecting a handful of other competitors. Contact between Ian Madsen’s front bumper and Courtney’s rear bumper ignited the small pileup.

Despite the pause, and a sour engine, Eliason held tough on the following restart, keeping Ian Madsen, Hunter Schuerenberg, Zeb Wise, and Gerard McIntyre at bay.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their two-day sweep through Wisconsin and Indiana with a Saturday night visit to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on August 22. The Plymouth invasion will feature Tony Stewart’s All Stars in the Hoosier State for the first and only time in 2020. For more information, fans are encouraged to visit Plymouth Speedway online at www.plymouthspeedway.net.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wilmot Raceway - August 21, 2020:
Event: All Stars vs. IRA
Entries: 35
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.116
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ian Madsen - 13.109
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Zeb Wise
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Justin Peck
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Tyler Courtney
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Blake Nimee
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Todd Daun
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Scott Biertzer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Scotty Neitzel (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 13.534; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.563; 3. 25-Danny Schlafer, 13.613; 4. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 13.780; 5. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 13.800; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 13.868; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, 13.933; 8. O-Johnny Fahl, 13.996; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, 14.058

Group (B)
1. 17-Ian Madsen, 13.109; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.186; 3. 13-Justin Peck, 13.237; 4. 79-Blake Nimee, 13.439; 5. 14R-Sean Rayhall, 13.607; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.635; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 13.717; 8. 20R-Robbie Pribnow, 13.919; 9. 77-Wayne Modjeski, 13.969

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.138; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.479; 3. 23-Russel Borland, 13.542; 4. 55D-Austin DeBlauw, 13.702; 5. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 13.735; 6. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 13.787; 7. 73af-Scotty Thiel, 14.016; 8. 14m-Jack Rouston, 14.303; 9. 5H-Patrick Haynes, 14.775

Group (D)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.338; 2. 68-Dave Uttech, 13.408; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.420; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.439; 5. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.476; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.698; 7. 19-Todd Daun, 13.708; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.868

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 2. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [1]; 3. 25-Danny Schlafer [2]; 4. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [4]; 5. 73-Jake Blackhurst [5]; 6. 4K-Kris Spitz [7]; 7. 4B-Scott Biertzer [6]; 8. O-Johnny Fahl [8]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 79-Blake Nimee [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 5. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 6. 20R-Robbie Pribnow [8]; 7. 14R-Sean Rayhall [5]; 8. 77-Wayne Modjeski [9]; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 2. 23-Russel Borland [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 73AF-Scotty Thiel [7]; 5. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [5]; 6. 14M-Jack Rouston [8]; 7. 10V-Matt Vandervere [6]; 8. 5H-Patrick Haynes [9]; 9. 55D-Austin DeBlauw [1]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 68-Dave Uttech [3]; 7. 19-Todd Daun [7]; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 4. 13-Justin Peck [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 79-Blake Nimee [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 17-Ian Madsen [4]; 4. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [3]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 19-Todd Daun [6]; 2. 20R-Robbie Pribnow [3]; 3. 14R-Sean Rayhall [2]; 4. 10V-Matt Vandervere [7]; 5. 4B-Scott Biertzer [8]; 6. 77-Wayne Modjeski [10]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]; 8. 55D-Austin DeBlauw [13]; 9. O-Johnny Fahl [11]; 10. 43-Jereme Schroeder [14]; 11. 68-Dave Uttech [1]; 12. 5H-Patrick Haynes [12]; 13. 29-Hunter Custer [15]; 14. 4K-Kris Spitz [4]; 15. 14M-Jack Rouston [5]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 2. 17-Ian Madsen [6]; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [16]; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [8]; 9. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [19]; 10. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [13]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [18]; 12. 73AF-Scotty Thiel [17]; 13. 23-Russel Borland [12]; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 15. 13-Justin Peck [7]; 16. 79-Blake Nimee [2]; 17. 10V-Matt Vandervere [24]; 18. 25-Danny Schlafer [14]; 19. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [10]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [15]; 21. 20R-Robbie Pribnow [22]; 22. 19-Todd Daun [21]; 23. 14R-Sean Rayhall [23]; 24. 73-Jake Blackhurst [20] Lap Leaders: Blake Nimee (1-9), Cory Eliason (10-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 21, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4158
2. Cory Eliason - 4094
3. Zeb Wise - 3874
4. Paul McMahan - 3780
5. Skylar Gee - 3610
6. Greg Wilson - 3536
7. Josh Baughman - 3492
8. Kyle Larson - 2642
9. Brock Zearfoss - 24040
10. Danny Dietrich - 2336

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason
Wilmot Raceway, Wis. (8/21/2020): Cory Eliason (2)

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.

 

 

ELDORA ADDS $50,000-TO-WIN “GOVERNORS REIGN” ON SEPTEMBER 22 & 23

Watch the All Stars & Sprint Car Racing’s Elite Live on FloRacing and the FloSports App

ROSSBURG, Ohio (August 18, 2020) – Eldora Speedway officials, in concert with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, have announced an addition to Eldora’s 2020 calendar.

A new event – the “Governors Reign” – is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22nd and Wednesday, September 23rd. Sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), the event is expected to attract several of the nation’s top stars from the 410-cubic inch-powered winged-sprint car division.

FloRacing, the official livestream partner of Eldora Speedway and the All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC), will livestream both nights on FloRacing.com and via the FloSports app iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

The champion of Wednesday’s “Governors Reign” will earn $50,000 while feature race starters are guaranteed a minimum of $1,500 from a posted purse similar to that paid at the Kings Royal just a few years ago. The preliminary feature on Tuesday night will pay a national series standard $10,000-to-win and $800-to-start. All non-qualifiers will be paid tow money.

The production teams from Eldora Speedway, DirtonDirt, and FloRacing will once again collaborate to produce the livestream production. Fans watching at home on their favorite device will hear the action called just as it is called from Eldora’s public address system. A large-scale best-in-class event production, complete with multiple-camera angles, instant replays and live scoring is planned as the group endeavors to give fans an experience similar to what they see on Eldora’s giant turn two video board.

In addition to all of FloRacing’s motorsports offerings, subscribers also receive complete access to the entire FloSports network of verticals ranging from cycling, wrestling, football, baseball, softball, grappling and more. Best of all, subscribers can watch the races across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

In accordance with current Ohio Department of Health orders, the total number of participants is expected to be limited to 48 cars. Competitor-based auto racing is an approved activity in the State of Ohio.

Eldora and ASCoC officials will communicate updated event and entry information to competitors as it is finalized, on www.EldoraSpeedway.com, the team portal on www.AllStarSprint.com and via the official Eldora and ASCoC social channels.

Eldora’s “When We Know, You’ll Know” policy for communicating information about the status of scheduled, postponed, and rescheduled events remains in effect. Updates are posted on www.EldoraSpeedway.com, directly to the patron accounts of fans who have purchased ticket and campsites, the Eldora Speedway email newsletter, and to the official Eldora Speedway accounts on social channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

PLEASE NOTE: Information included in this Press Release is current through August 18.

Accordingly, access to the “Governors Reign” will be restricted to working track and series officials, pre-approved racers and their working pit crews, ambulance and EMS responders, the track fire and safety team, and members of the broadcast production team. All participants will be required to follow a defined safety protocol, including but not limited to pre-entry medical screening, wear mandatory cloth face coverings, and maintain social distancing of six feet. The event is being planned in accordance with the latest CDC, OHSA, federal, state and local guidance. State of Ohio law and Ohio Department of Health orders are enforced by local and state authorities.

The latest orders issued by Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, and Responsible RestartOhio’s Sector Guidance are posted at: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home

About Eldora Speedway: Since carved from a cornfield in the natural amphitheater that existed between the Eldora Ballroom and the Wabash River by bandleader Earl Baltes in 1954, Eldora Speedway has grown to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Baltes chose to sell the legendary high-banked clay oval to motorsports entrepreneur and NASCAR, IndyCar and USAC champion Tony Stewart in 2004. Eldora celebrates its 67th consecutive season of racing in 2020. Information on Eldora’s 2020 calendar, including ticket and campsite information for scheduled, postponed, and rescheduled events, is available at www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Fans can get behind-the-scenes access by following @EldoraSpeedway on social channels Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Exclusive video content posted on www.youtube.com/EldoraSpeedway has over seven million views. Eldora’s official livestream video partner is FloRacing. You can watch nearly every event from Eldora on your favorite screen at FloRacing.com or via the FloSports app.

 

 

All Stars to visit Wilmot and Plymouth on August 21-22

Fremont’s Jim & Joanne Ford Classic returns to All Star sanction in 2020

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (8/9/20) - With a two-week break in the schedule to allow full-time teams the opportunity to participate in previously scheduled marquee events at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will return to competition on Friday and Saturday, August 21-22, with a two-day trek through Wisconsin and Indiana. America’s Series was originally slated to visit I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, during the respective weekend, but the visit to Wilmot has replaced I-96 Speedway on the schedule.

The traveling All Stars will kick-off the weekend with another head-to-head battle with the finest of the Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, this time invading the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Friday evening, August 21. The All Stars and IRA last flexed their muscles in the Badger State during the second-ever Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at Plymouth Dirt Track on Thursday, July 30. Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson was the victor, earning a $26,000 payday in the process.

Leading the IRA charge in defending home dirt against the invading All Stars is multi-time IRA champion and six-time winner in 2020, Bill Balog. The ‘North Pole Nightmare’ is also the most recent IRA competitor to win at Wilmot Raceway, scoring his sixth Series victory of the season last evening, Saturday, August 8, over Russel Borland, Mike Reinke, Jeremy Schultz, and Scott Biertzer.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their weekend campaign with a Saturday night visit to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, on August 22. Two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, is the defending Plymouth Speedway feature winner, scoring a $5,000 top prize in 2019 over Brock Zearfoss and fellow former two-time champion, Greg Wilson.

For the first time since 2015, the All Star Circuit of Champions will sanction Fremont Speedway’s Jim and Joanne Ford Classic, set to headline action at ‘The Track That Action Built’ on Friday and Saturday, October 9-10. The two-day All Star season finale, also featuring the FAST Series, will award a total weekend winner’s share equaling $15,000; $5,000 during the Friday night preliminary and $10,000 during the Saturday night finale. The ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith, a former full-time All Star who has since turned his attention back to weekly action in Central Pennsylvania, is the last to win the Jim Ford Classic under the All Star banner, scoring the $10,000 victory on September 19, 2015.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel is currently on top of the All Star Circuit of Champions points battle heading into the back half of the schedule. The two-time champ owns seven victories on the season, last working his way to victory lane during a stop at Fremont Speedway on Sunday, July 5.

Cory Eliason, the recent Huset’s Speedway Grand Re-Opening winner worth $20,000 on Sunday, August 2, is second the All Star title chase, followed by Paul McMahan, leading Rookie of the Year contender, Zeb Wise, and Odessa, Texas-native, Josh Baughman.

Those seeking additional information pertaining to the events at Wilmot Raceway and Plymouth Speedway should visit each of the respective tracks online at www.wilmotraceway.com and www.plymouthspeedway.net.

Additional news and notes pertaining to the Jim and Joanne Ford Classic will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, fans can learn more about Fremont Speedway online at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 2, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4036
2. Cory Eliason - 3944
3. Paul McMahan - 3780
4. Zeb Wise - 3732
5. Josh Baughman - 3492
6. Skylar Gee - 3474
7. Greg Wilson - 3408
8. Kyle Larson - 2642
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2404
10. Danny Dietrich - 2336

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason

 

 

Cory Eliason scores $20,000 Huset’s Grand Re-Opening for first All Star win of 2020

BRANDON, S.D. (August 2, 2020) - For the first time in 2020, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so in fantastic fashion during Huset’s Speedway’s Grand Re-Opening on Sunday evening, August 2. Forced to outduel the ‘Madman’ Kerry Madsen, as well as fend off late charges by Dominic Scelzi and Ian Madsen, Eliason’s triumph was accomplished in front of a capacity crowd at the Brandon, South Dakota venue, securing $20,000 in the process and now within 92 points of the Series championship lead.

“This place is badass,” an elated Cory Eliason said in Huset’s Speedway victory lane, driver of the Rudeen Racing/Hagar Reality/Rayce Rudeen Foundation/No. 26 sprint car. “This is probably the best crowd that I’ve seen this season and it’s incredible. Thank you all for coming out and supporting this race.”

Starting from the outside-pole position, Eliason followed Kerry Madsen for the first 11 circuits, not imposing a real threat until the frontrunners reached traffic for the first time on lap nine. By lap 12, Eliason was in position to pounce, taking advantage of Madsen’s brush with the turn four wall to drive by the Killer Instinct Crossbows No. 2M to lead the circuit.

Despite near-devastating contact, Kerry Madsen persevered, getting back by Dominic Scelzi on lap 16, who followed Eliason by the No. 2M, before executing a perfect slider to drive by Eliason in turn four on lap 17.

Madsen’s pace through traffic eventually dwindled allowing Eliason to close-in on the ‘Madman’ once again. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Eliason was back within striking distance on lap 19, using the next four circuits to build enough momentum to make another bid for the lead. On lap 23, Eliason was back in control, driving right around Madsen who tried to hug the bottom of turns three and four. Dominic Scelzi mimicked Eliason’s move and also drove by Madsen.

“This place definitely reminds me of Tulare and Chico back home,” Cory Eliason continued. “I was concerned when Kerry got to the front that it was going to be game over for us, but lapped traffic came into play and it really helped us out. We had a really nice race car tonight. I can’t thank everyone enough who helps us out. Kevin Rudeen is here tonight so it’s special to get a win with him and the team.”

Kerry Madsen held on to finish third at Huset’s Speedway, followed by a hard charging Ian Madsen and Rico Abreu.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will enjoy two weekends away from action before returning to competition on Friday evening, August 21, at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. The two week break will allow full-time All Star Circuit of Champions competitors the opportunity to return to Knoxville Raceway for 360 and 410 action on August 6-8 and August 13-15, respectively.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Huset’s Speedway - August 2, 2020:
Event: Huset’s Speedway Grand Re-Opening
Entries: 36
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 11.020
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 10.843
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Dominic Scelzi
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Cale Thomas
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Kerry Madsen
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Kerry Madsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Justin Henderson
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Greg Wilson
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cory Eliason
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Ian Madsen (+8)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 11.218; 2. 35P-Skylar Prochaska, 11.249; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 11.312; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.342; 5. 44S-Trey Starks, 11.353; 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 11.612; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.613; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.674; 9. O5-Colin Smith, 11.939

Group (B)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 10.843; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.228; 3. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.260; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.391; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.428; 6. 5-Ian Madsen, 11.431; 7. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 11.479; 8. 51A-Elliot Amdahl, 12.030; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion, 12.451

Group (C)
1. 7-Justin Henderson, 11.165; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.277; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.317; 4. 70-Cale Thomas, 11.369; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic, 11.449; 6. 11-Zeb Wise, 11.513; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.843; 8. 11XS-Donovan Peterson, 11.930; 9. 4-Cody Hansen, 12.014

Group (D)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi, 11.338; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.518; 3. 4X-Terry McCarl, 11.548; 4. 14J-Jody Rosenboom, 11.657; 5. O9-Matt Juhl, 11.791; 6. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 11.876; 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 99.100; 8. 16-Brooke Tatnell, 99.200; 9. 17A-Austin McCarl, 99.300

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 3. 44S-Trey Starks [5]; 4. 35P-Skylar Prochaska [3]; 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 9. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [4]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 5-Ian Madsen [6]; 3. 19-Paige Polyak [2]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [7]; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 7. 51A-Elliot Amdahl [8]; 8. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 9. 47-Brant O'Banion [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 6. 7-Justin Henderson [4]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 4-Cody Hansen [9]; 9. 11XS-Donovan Peterson [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 2. 4X-Terry McCarl [2]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 14J-Jody Rosenboom [1]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [5]; 7. 101-Chuck McGillivray [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 70-Cale Thomas [4]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 35P-Skylar Prochaska [2]; 5. 19-Paige Polyak [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7-Justin Henderson [1]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 3. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [5]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 8. 4-Cody Hansen [11]; 9. 51A-Elliot Amdahl [9]; 10. O5-Colin Smith [10]; 11. 47-Brant O'Banion [14]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 4. 5-Ian Madsen [12]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 7. 70-Cale Thomas [4]; 8. 18-Gio Scelzi [6]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. 19-Paige Polyak [10]; 12. 11-Zeb Wise [15]; 13. 35P-Skylar Prochaska [8]; 14. 4X-Terry McCarl [13]; 15. 7-Justin Henderson [21]; 16. 17W-Shane Golobic [17]; 17. 3K-Tim Kaeding [18]; 18. 14J-Jody Rosenboom [16]; 19. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [23]; 20. 44S-Trey Starks [14]; 21. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 22. 17-Josh Baughman [20]; 23. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [22]; 24. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [19] Lap Leaders: Kerry Madsen (1-11), Cory Eliason (12-16), Kerry Madsen (17-22), Cory Eliason (23-35)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 2, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4036
2. Cory Eliason - 3944
3. Paul McMahan - 3780
4. Zeb Wise - 3732
5. Josh Baughman - 3492
6. Skylar Gee - 3474
7. Greg Wilson - 3408
8. Kyle Larson - 2642
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2404
10. Danny Dietrich - 2336

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)
Huset’s Speedway, S.D. (8/2/2020): Cory Eliason

 

 

 

Kyle Larson sets All Star consecutive win record with seventh victory at Knoxville Raceway

By Bill W.

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 1, 2020) - Kyle Larson won his seventh straight Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature on Saturay night, setting a record with the series. The victory came at the Knoxville Raceway, where the Elk Grove, California-native swept the World of Outlaws weekend in June. Larson earned $5,000 for the win aboard the Paul Silva wrenched #57, and even lost a contact lens along the way.

The 25-lap feature was slow to get started. On the first try, Kasey Kahne got above the turn two cushion and slowed near the wall. Aaron Reutzel did the same on the bottom of turn one. Both visited the work area and returned to action.

The second try at green was no better. AJ Moeller broke his front end after contact with another car in turn two and slid down in front of the field. Fortunately, he didn’t turn over, or collect anyone.

Once green, it was for good, and Gio Scelzi took the early advantage ahead of Lynton Jeffrey and Larson. Brian Brown passed Kerry Madsen for fourth on lap two. Larson sized up Jeffrey, and took third on the third circuit.

Rico Abreu, who started thirteenth, shot from seventh to fifth on lap five. Brown claimed third from Jeffrey on the same lap. Abreu followed him into fourth a lap later.

Up front, Larson was gaining on Scelzi, and slid across turn four to take the point on lap eight. He was in lapped traffic a lap later, and by lap 12, had a straightaway lead. Brown and Scelzi see-sawed back and forth in a battle for second that saw three passes for that position until Brown claimed the spot with ten to go.

Abreu captured third from Scelzi and passed Brown in lapped traffic on lap 16. Larson’s lead over the three-way battle for second was over seven seconds by lap 19. Scelzi and Brown would return to battle, this time for the third spot, in the late stages.

Larson won convincingly over Abreu, Scelzi, who gained third on the last lap, Brown and Shane Stewart. Kerry Madsen, Cory Eliason, Davey Heskin, Ian Madsen and Josh Schneiderman rounded out the top ten. Larson posted quick time over the 46-car field. Heskin, Brown, Schneiderman, Hunter Schuerenberg and Moeller were heat winners. Scelzi and Jeffrey won the Dashes, Ayrton Gennetten won the C main, and Aaron Reutzel claimed the B main.

“It’s really cool,” said Larson of his record breaking seventh win in a row. It was his sixth career win at Knoxville. “I did read that earlier today, and it added pressure to tonight. Qualifying well is important in every format you run. It was a good solid night You could get that diamond going in one and two a lot. Even late, I could make time following the top all around. I lost a contact, so I couldn’t see as well as I needed to, but my car was just good and I had some lines working for me. I could make runs off of two and then slide them in three and four. The contact made it difficult. I hope I have a spare set in my bathroom bag!”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their four-race stretch through the Midwest with a visit to the Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, South Dakota, on Sunday evening, August 2. Celebrating the grand re-opening of the state-of-the-art facility, the All Star visit to Huset’s will award a $20,000 top prize.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Knoxville Raceway - August 1, 2020:
Entries: 46
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 15.384
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 15.216
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Davey Heskin
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Brian Brown
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Josh Schneiderman
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: AJ Moeller
Computer Man C-Main Winner: Ayrton Gennetten
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Gio Scelzi
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Dash #2 Winner: Lynton Jeffrey
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Tim Kaeding
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Rico Abreu (+11)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 71-Shane Stewart, 15.364; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne, 15.487; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 15.537; 4. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.682; 5. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell, 15.704; 6. 44-Chris Martin, 15.955; 7. 35-Zach Hampton, 16.025; 8. 55m-McKenna Haase, 16.039; 9. 14K-Victoria Knutson, 16.622; 10. 56-Joe Simbro, 16.712

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.246; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.398; 3. 21-Brian Brown, 15.534; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.628; 5. 17W-Shane Golobic, 15.705; 6. 70-Cale Thomas, 15.743; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.012; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.189; 9. 50-Mike Ayers, 16.595

Group (C)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.326; 2. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 15.521; 3. W20-Greg Wilson, 15.553; 4. 44S-Trey Starks, 15.814; 5. 5-Ian Madsen, 15.890; 6. 3-Tim Kaeding, 15.998; 7. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 16.018; 8. 35P-Skylar Prochaska, 16.029; 9. 3p-Sawyer Phillips, 16.220

Group (D)
1. 83-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.548; 2. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.608; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.722; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.767; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 15.784; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.846; 7. 7-Justin Henderson, 15.862; 8. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten, 15.941; 9. 7Taz-Tasker Phillips, 18.316

Group (E)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.216; 2. 18-Gio Scelzi, 15.510; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 15.606; 4. 20-AJ Moeller, 15.608; 5. 4-Terry McCarl, 15.634; 6. 17A-Austin McCarl, 15.783; 7. 11-Zeb Wise, 15.966; 8. 9W-Ryan Giles, 16.051; 9. 15-Bobby Mincer, 16.619

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 56N-Davey Heskin [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne [3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 5. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [5]; 6. 44-Chris Martin [6]; 7. 56-Joe Simbro [10]; 8. 35-Zach Hampton [7]; 9. 14K-Victoria Knutson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 17W-Shane Golobic [5]; 5. 70-Cale Thomas [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 50-Mike Ayers [9]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 49-Josh Schneiderman [3]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 5-Ian Madsen [5]; 4. 44S-Trey Starks [1]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [7]; 7. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [9]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 9. 35P-Skylar Prochaska [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 3. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [4]; 4. O9-Matt Juhl [3]; 5. 7-Justin Henderson [7]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 8. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten [8]; 9. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 20-AJ Moeller [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 5. 17A-Austin McCarl [6]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise [7]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [9]; 9. 9W-Ryan Giles [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi [4]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne [1]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 6. 20-AJ Moeller [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 4. 49-Josh Schneiderman [2]; 5. 71-Shane Stewart [6]; 6. 56N-Davey Heskin [4]

C-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten [1]; 2. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [8]; 3. 35P-Skylar Prochaska [5]; 4. 9W-Ryan Giles [6]; 5. 15-Bobby Mincer [4]; 6. 35-Zach Hampton [2]; 7. 50-Mike Ayers [3]; 8. 14K-Victoria Knutson [7]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [3]; 3. 7-Justin Henderson [6]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl [5]; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding [7]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl [8]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 8. 70-Cale Thomas [4]; 9. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [16]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [11]; 11. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [9]; 12. 7TAZ-Tasker Phillips [19]; 13. 44-Chris Martin [10]; 14. 11-Zeb Wise [14]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [15]; 17. 56-Joe Simbro [17]; 18. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [12]; 19. 3X-Ayrton Gennetten [18]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 5. 71-Shane Stewart [10]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [7]; 8. 56N-Davey Heskin [12]; 9. 5-Ian Madsen [15]; 10. 49-Josh Schneiderman [8]; 11. 83-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel [21]; 13. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [9]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [14]; 15. 7-Justin Henderson [23]; 16. O9-Matt Juhl [18]; 17. 17A-Austin McCarl [24]; 18. 2KS-Brooke Tatnell [22]; 19. 17W-Shane Golobic [19]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [25]; 21. 17-Josh Baughman [16]; 22. 9-Kasey Kahne [5]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [17]; 24. 44S-Trey Starks [20]; 25. 11-Zeb Wise [26]; 26. 20-AJ Moeller [11] Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi (1-7), Kyle Larson (8-25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of August 1, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3898
2. Cory Eliason - 3794
3. Paul McMahan - 3650
4. Zeb Wise - 3606
5. Josh Baughman - 3386
6. Skylar Gee - 3366
7. Greg Wilson - 3318
8. Kyle Larson - 2552
9. Brock Zearfoss - 2404
10. Danny Dietrich - 2336

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)
Knoxville Raceway, Iowa (8/1/2020): Kyle Larson (13)

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.

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 366 “semi-lovely” stores in 25 states. 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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Kyle Larson celebrates birthday at 34 Raceway and secures 12th All Star victory of 2020

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 31, 2020) - Celebrating his 28th birthday in a big way, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson conquered Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition yet again, this time during a Friday night visit to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The victory, Larson’s 12th of the season with the traveling All Stars, as well as the 21st of his career during Series competition, was accomplished from the outside of the second row, eventually tracking down race leader and evening pole sitter, Cory Eliason, just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program.

Larson’s trek to the front commenced right from the drop of the green. After powering into third on the opening lap, Larson utilized a pair of cautions, a red flag incident on lap four, followed by another slow down on lap seven, to keep the top-two in check, ultimately sneaking around Austin McCarl for second following the lap seven restart. Meanwhile, Cory Eliason was the man in charge, doing his best to run away in clean air.

Although Eliason’s pace seemed untouchable, lapped traffic created an instant roadblock for the Visalia, California-native giving Larson the chance to close the gap in a hurry. By lap 12, the lead pair were engulfed in slower cars. They raced nearly nose-to-tail throughout the twelfth circuit before Larson made his winning move the following trip around 34 Raceway. A slingshot move through turns three and four sealed the deal allowing Larson to drive by the Rudeen Racing No. 26.

Periods of even heavier traffic did allow Eliason to keep pace with the leader, but Larson’s move to put Zeb Wise a lap down on lap 16 ignited a feeding frenzy for the 2020 USAC Indiana Midget Week and 2020 PA Sprint Speedweek champion. By the time the final checkers were shown, Larson’s advantage stretched to just shy of five seconds. Eliason held on to finish second, followed by Tucker Klaasmeyer, Austin McCarl and Gio Scelzi.

“After that second restart, I knew that I had to try something to get around (Cory Eliason). I knew the top was there, so I just started hammering away at it,” Kyle Larson said in 34 Raceway victory lane, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprint car. “I think he heard me because I noticed he was trying to make himself wide to kinda screw up my momentum, but we were able to get by. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the weekend.”

Kyle Larson's All Star Circuit of Champions win streak now stands at seven, six occurring in consecutive fashion since winning Sharon Speedway's Salute to the Troops program on Sunday, July 12.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will venture further west into the Hawkeye State and pay a visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will host America’s Series on Saturday evening, August 1. The one-night showstopper will award a $5,000 top prize. For more information, please visit Knoxville Raceway online at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: 34 Raceway - July 31, 2020:
Entries: 27
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Kerry Madsen - 13.306
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 13.011
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Cory Eliason
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Austin McCarl
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Gio Scelzi
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts Winner: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Zach Hampton
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Gerard McIntyre
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (+4)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.011; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.021; 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 13.169; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.192; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.298; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.313; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.375; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 13.398; 9. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.411; 10. 70-Cale Thomas, 13.422; 11. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.441; 12. 18-Gio Scelzi, 13.463; 13. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.482; 14. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.487; 15. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.526; 16. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.532; 17. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.598; 18. 35-Zach Hampton, 13.609; 19. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.620; 20. 44S-Trey Starks, 13.653; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.681; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.776; 23. 21-Brian Brown, 13.816; 24. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.839; 25. 44-Chris Martin, 13.874; 26. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.974; 27. 2A-Austin Archdale, 14.686

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 70-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 71-Shane Stewart [6]; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 9. 44-Chris Martin [9]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 17A-Austin McCarl [1]; 2. 49-Josh Schneiderman [2]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [8]; 7. 44S-Trey Starks [7]; 8. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [5]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [4]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 35-Zach Hampton [6]; 9. 2A-Austin Archdale [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl [1]; 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 8. 18-Gio Scelzi [7]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 35-Zach Hampton [2]; 2. 44S-Trey Starks [4]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 44-Chris Martin [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 8. 2A-Austin Archdale [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 3. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [3]; 4. 17A-Austin McCarl [2]; 5. 18-Gio Scelzi [8]; 6. 49-Josh Schneiderman [9]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [10]; 8. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 9. 9-Kasey Kahne [11]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [16]; 13. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 14. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 15. 71-Shane Stewart [15]; 16. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 17. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [21]; 18. 35-Zach Hampton [18]; 19. 44-Chris Martin [23]; 20. 11-Zeb Wise [20]; 21. 21-Brian Brown [17]; 22. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 23. 44S-Trey Starks [19]; 24. 70-Cale Thomas [24] Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason (1-12), Kyle Larson (13-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 31, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3772
2. Cory Eliason - 3658
3. Paul McMahan - 3540
4. Zeb Wise - 3504
5. Josh Baughman - 3278
6. Skylar Gee - 3276
7. Greg Wilson - 3228
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2404
9. Kyle Larson - 2402
10. Danny Dietrich - 2336

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)
34 Raceway, Iowa (7/31/2020): Kyle Larson (12)

 

 

Kyle Larson pads All Star Circuit of Champions win streak with $26,000 Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race victory​

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (July 30, 2020) - For the 11th time in 2020, and for the sixth time in as many tries, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so in convincing fashion at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Thursday evening, July 30. Scoring a monstrous $26,000 payday in the process, Larson’s Plymouth victory occurred during the second running of the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race, eventually topping a stout field of not only traveling All Stars, but also full-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Series contenders, and a handful of regional and national invaders.

Forced to navigate slower traffic for much of his campaign around the Plymouth bullring, Larson was quick to prove he was the class of the field, utilizing the outside-pole position to hunt down pole sitter and race leader, Gio Scelzi, by lap 12, eventually running away to a near-two and a half second advantage by the end of 35 circuits.

“This feels really good,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprint car. “I had to earn it, for sure. The track was extremely technical and the curb wasn’t going anywhere. It made it trickier and trickier to run. The lappers were all so even with each other and I couldn’t get by some of them for such a long time. I really wasn’t sure how close second was to me, but once I got by some lapped cars, I was able to get a good rhythm going. This is such an awesome crowd. A big thanks to Kevin Rudeen and his entire family for what they do for this event. It’s not often that you get to race for this much money in a sprint car.”

After a pair of cautions during the initial start, one of which a red flag incident involving Austin McCarl, the third try proved to be the charm with KCP Racing’s Gio Scelzi earning the jump. The California hotshoe would lead the first six laps unscathed before entering traffic for the first time on lap seven.
The back of the field, mixed with an unforgiving cushion, proved to be a handful for Scelzi, as Larson quickly ran down the familiar No. 18 and was applying pressure by lap ten. Just two circuits later, it was Larson who was in control of the field, using a sleek move through the bottom of turns three and four to drive underneath Scelzi to lead lap 12.

By lap 17, the ‘Madman’ Kerry Madsen was the new man in charge of the runner-up position, wasting little effort to get by Scelzi before turning his attention to Larson. Despite a desperate effort by the Australia-native, Larson proved to be too much to overcome in traffic, solidifying his place in Plymouth Dirt Track victory lane with a three-wide move to put two lapped cars between himself and Madsen’s No. 2M.

“I don’t think I could have went many more laps,” Larson continued. “I was happy to see the checkers come out.”

At one point, Madsen was in striking distance, eradicating all lapped cars between himself and the race leader just beyond the midpoint of the 35-lap contest. Although unable to catch ‘Yung Money,’ Madsen held on to finish second, followed by Gio Scelzi, Dominic Scelzi and Cory Eliason

“During the middle stages there, things were really looking good for us,” Kerry Madsen said, driver of the Killer Instinct Crossbows No. 2M. “I didn’t force it with lapped cars probably like I should have. We had a great race car and the guys are working hard. I want to get some ‘W’s’ for this team. We have a long weekend ahead so hopefully we can climb our way to the top.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-race stretch with a visit to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday evening, July 31. The evening’s main event will award a $5,000 top prize.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Dirt Track - July 30, 2020:
Event: Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race/$26,000-to-win
Entries: 41
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 11.769
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 11.459
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Zeb Wise
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Austin McCarl
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Jake Blackhurst
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Jeremy Schultz
Computer Man C-Main Winner: Mike Reinke
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Gio Scelzi
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Tyler Courtney
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Russel Borland
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Skylar Gee (+7)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.707; 2. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.850; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.917; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.979; 5. 23-Russel Borland, 12.115; 6. 10w-Mike Reinke, 12.125; 7. 68-Dave Uttech, 12.149; 8. 71-Shane Stewart, 12.291; 9. O-Johnny Fahl, 12.778

Group (B)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi, 11.575; 2. 70-Cale Thomas, 11.760; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.922; 4. 11-Zeb Wise, 11.941; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.041; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.185; 7. 18S-Byrce Schmitt, 12.988; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.198

Group (C)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.682; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.764; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl, 12.012; 4. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.520; 5. 14R-Sean Rayhall, 12.697; 6. 25-Danny Schlafer, 12.739; 7. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.956; 8. 77-Wayne Modjeski, 13.288

Group (D)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.459; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.621; 3. 14P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.850; 4. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 12.246; 5. 20R-Robbie Pribnow, 12.445; 6. 12W-Josh Walter, 12.632; 7. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 12.731; 8. 19-Paige Polyak, 99.370

Group (E)
1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 11.720; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 11.791; 3. 4-Terry McCarl, 11.878; 4. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 11.905; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.006; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.087; 7. 47-Todd King, 12.462; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.739

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel [3]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [5]; 6. 68-Dave Uttech [7]; 7. 10W-Mike Reinke [6]; 8. 71-Shane Stewart [8]; 9. O-Johnny Fahl [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 3. 70-Cale Thomas [3]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 7. 29-Hunter Custer [8]; 8. 18S-Byrce Schmitt [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17A-Austin McCarl [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [1]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 25-Danny Schlafer [6]; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 7. 14R-Sean Rayhall [5]; 8. 77-Wayne Modjeski [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 73-Jake Blackhurst [1]; 2. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 20R-Robbie Pribnow [5]; 6. 10V-Matt Vandervere [7]; 7. 12W-Josh Walter [6]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [1]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 7. 47-Todd King [7]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 5. 73-Jake Blackhurst [3]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 70-Cale Thomas [3]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 10W-Mike Reinke [1]; 2. 47-Todd King [2]; 3. 14R-Sean Rayhall [4]; 4. 12W-Josh Walter [3]; 5. 4K-Kris Spitz [7]; 6. 29-Hunter Custer [5]; 7. 77-Wayne Modjeski [9]; 8. O-Johnny Fahl [11]; 9. 18S-Byrce Schmitt [8]; 10. 71-Shane Stewart [6]; 11. 19-Paige Polyak [10]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [2]; 4. 25-Danny Schlafer [6]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [4]; 6. 20R-Robbie Pribnow [5]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 68-Dave Uttech [7]; 9. 10W-Mike Reinke [11]; 10. 10V-Matt Vandervere [9]; 11. 47-Todd King [12]; 12. 4B-Scott Biertzer [10]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 3. 18-Gio Scelzi [1]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 8. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 9. 70-Cale Thomas [10]; 10. 17-Josh Baughman [16]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [13]; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [11]; 13. 99-Skylar Gee [20]; 14. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [21]; 15. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [12]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [22]; 17. 64-Scotty Thiel [19]; 18. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [18]; 19. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 20. 73-Jake Blackhurst [9]; 21. 4-Terry McCarl [15]; 22. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [17]; 23. 25-Danny Schlafer [24]; 24. 17A-Austin McCarl [6] Lap Leaders: Gio Scelzi (1-11), Kyle Larson (12-35)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 30, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3642
2. Cory Eliason - 3512
3. Paul McMahan - 3416
4. Zeb Wise - 3394
5. Josh Baughman - 3160
6. Skylar Gee - 3154
7. Greg Wilson - 3122
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2404
9. Danny Dietrich - 2336
10. Kyle Larson - 2252

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)
Plymouth Dirt Track, Wis. (7/30/2020): Kyle Larson (11)

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.

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 366 “semi-lovely” stores in 25 states. 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.

 

 

Kyle Larson caps Port Royal Speedway visit with Bob Weikert Memorial finale win; Weekend sweep worth $25,000

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (July 19, 2020) - Officially bumping his 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 win total into the double digits, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson did almost the impossible on Sunday night at Port Royal Speedway and conquered not only the All Stars and Pennsylvania Posse, but also a stout contingent of full-time World of Outlaws competitors, solidifying his Bob Weikert Memorial sweep. The Sunday night triumph not only awarded a $10,000 top prize, but it also awarded a $5,000 bonus; an extra for earning the overall Bob Weikert Memorial championship.

Larson is undefeated in his last five All Star Circuit of Champions tries, now with ten total victories in 16 Series starts.

“My car was really good again tonight. Hats off to Paul Silva and everyone else that helps make this all possible,” Kyle Larson said in victory lane, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprint car. “We had a string of races where we just missed getting the wins and got beat late. It was starting to stress me out, to be honest, but now we’re winning again. Hopefully we can keep it up, especially with some bigger races coming up.”

Starting sixth on the 30-lap grid by virtue of a top-ten redraw, Larson worked his way forward in a hurry, climbing his way to fourth by lap two before driving his way to third just two circuits later. With momentum a clear benefactor, the 2020 PA Sprint Speedweek champion caught the top-two by lap nine, flirting with the outer edge to reel-in two-time All Star champion and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel, and race leader, Carson Macedo.

By the completion of lap 10, Larson was the new man in charge, driving by Reutzel and Macedo in the same corner before beating the pair in the drag race back to the flagstand. Larson actually attempted the two-for-one move in turns one and two, but the pair denied his attempt, leaving the door open for another try in turns three and four.

Despite a seemingly effortless charge to the front, Larson was far from in the clear, as Reutzel kept pace with the No. 57, especially after a run-in with slower traffic beginning on lap 16. Lapped traffic only intensified and became an obvious problem by lap 22, allowing Reutzel to close-in and show his nose. A saving grace, so to speak, caution flags would wave for the second time on lap 23 negating any potential move by Reutzel in traffic.

Two final cautions, one on lap 25, an eventual fuel stop, and another on lap 28, would keep Larson in clean air the remaining distance. Even Lance Dewease, a 113-time winner at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ who moved into second just after the restart on lap 23, proved to be no threat to ‘Yung Money.’

“I was honestly a little worried the whole race,” Larson continued. “Reutzel was running really hard the first ten laps, but I felt like I was really good behind him, especially getting through turns three and four. I wasn’t sure how close he would be to me once I got out front, but I felt like I hit my marks good enough that he wouldn’t be able to get back by me. Then when Lance (Dewease) got behind me, I figured he was running a completely different line than I was. I knew if I could just keep my line and not hit the curb too hard, and as long as I didn’t see his nose, I would be ok.”

Lance Dewease held on to finish second, followed by Anthony Macri, Danny Dietrich and Jacob Allen. Aaron Reutzel was forced to retire early due to suspension damage.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will enjoy a weekend away from competition before returning to the road on Thursday, July 30, with a visit to Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The second-ever Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race will be the main attraction awarding a hefty $26,000 payday. The Plymouth visit will also activate a four-race sweep for the traveling All Stars which will continue with appearances at 34 Raceway, Knoxville Raceway and Huset’s Speedway, respectively.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - July 19, 2020:
Event: Bob Weikert Memorial
Entries: 45
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 16.357
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 16.278
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Jacob Allen
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Brent Marks
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Dylan Cisney
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Steve Buckwalter
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Logan Wagner
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Brent Marks (+15)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 17h-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.278; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.357; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.442; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 16.448; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen, 16.450; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.451; 7. 41-David Gravel, 16.460; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.482; 9. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.549; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 16.601; 11. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.641; 12. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.642; 13. 2-Carson Macedo, 16.648; 14. 9-Kasey Kahne, 16.655; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.663; 16. 72-Ryan Smith, 16.674; 17. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.680; 18. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.684; 19. 25-Tyler Bear, 16.696; 20. 39s-Sammy Swindell, 16.707; 21. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.711; 22. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.736; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 16.753; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.775; 25. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.782; 26. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.788; 27. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.840; 28. 98-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.840; 29. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.847; 30. 5-Brent Marks, 16.852; 31. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.854; 32. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.862; 33. 35Q-Zach Hampton, 16.907; 34. 35-Tyler Reeser, 16.965; 35. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.967; 36. 2f-AJ Flick, 17.019; 37. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.030; 38. 17M-Kyle Smith, 17.078; 39. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.152; 40. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.165; 41. 39-Jason Solwold, 17.170; 42. 14T-Tyler Walton, 17.301; 43. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.485; 44. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.553; 45. 24B-Dustin Baney, 17.759

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 12 Transfer
1. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 3. 2-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [2]; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 7. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 8. 17H-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 10. 39-Jason Solwold [11]; 11. 24B-Dustin Baney [12]; 12. 35Q-Zach Hampton [9]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 12 Transfer
1. 5-Brent Marks [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [6]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [8]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne [5]; 9. 35-Tyler Reeser [9]; 10. 14T-Tyler Walton [11]; 11. 17M-Kyle Smith [10]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 12 Transfer
1. 5C-Dylan Cisney [2]; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall [3]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 41-David Gravel [7]; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [9]; 9. 25-Tyler Bear [4]; 10. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 11. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]

Heat #4 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 12 Transfer
1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 2. 39S-Sammy Swindell [4]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 29-Danny Dietrich [6]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 6. 72-Ryan Smith [5]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [8]; 8. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [2]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 11. 2F-AJ Flick [9]

C-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 35Q-Zach Hampton [1]; 2. 2f-AJ Flick [2]; 3. 39-Jason Solwold [3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 5. 17M-Kyle Smith [5]; 6. 47K-Kody Lehman [7]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 8. 24B-Dustin Baney [9]; 9. 14T-Tyler Walton [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 4. 9-Kasey Kahne [3]; 5. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 7. 55-Mike Wagner [4]; 8. 25-Tyler Bear [9]; 9. 11T-TJ Stutts [10]; 10. 24-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 11. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [11]; 12. 35Q-Zach Hampton [17]; 13. 2f-AJ Flick [18]; 14. 3-Jac Haudenschild [15]; 15. 35-Tyler Reeser [13]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 17. 2C-Wayne Johnson [12]; 18. 11-Zeb Wise [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [10]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [9]; 4. 29-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen [8]; 6. 41-David Gravel [11]; 7. 5-Brent Marks [22]; 8. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 9. 72-Ryan Smith [20]; 10. 5C-Dylan Cisney [19]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [7]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [15]; 13. 51-Freddie Rahmer [17]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [23]; 16. 17h-Sheldon Haudenschild [12]; 17. 55-Mike Wagner [27]; 18. 11-Zeb Wise [25]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [21]; 20. 9-Kasey Kahne [24]; 21. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 22. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 23. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 24. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 25. 2f-AJ Flick [26]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [18]; 27. 39s-Sammy Swindell [14] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-9), Kyle Larson (10-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 19, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3514
2. Cory Eliason - 3372
3. Paul McMahan - 3278
4. Zeb Wise - 3258
5. Skylar Gee - 3030
6. Josh Baughman - 3030
7. Greg Wilson - 3010
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2404
9. Danny Dietrich - 2336
10. Kyle Larson - 2102

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/19/2020): Kyle Larson (10)

 

 

Kyle Larson continues All Star winning streak with Bob Weikert Memorial opening night win at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (July 18, 2020) - Kyle Larson’s weekend in the Keystone State has been prosperous, to say the least, first claiming the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17, then topping that prestigious open wheel triumph with a $10,000 victory during night one of Port Royal Speedway’s annual Bob Weikert Memorial featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1.

Larson, who now owns a Series-leading nine All Star Circuit of Champions victories in 2020, started seventh on the Bob Weikert Memorial grid and rallied in a hurry, climbing his way to third just after a single-file restart with only ten laps checked off the counter, then taking second from former track champion, Logan Wagner, at the midpoint of the 30-lap program. At the time, Brent Marks was in charge of the top spot, using his outside-front row starting spot to garner the lead during the initial start.

With traffic acting as a moving roadblock, Larson was able to track down the leader by lap 17, racing to the back bumper of the CJB Motorsports entry before challenging Marks for the top spot two circuits later. An eventual drag race to the flagstand ended in Marks’ favor.

Beat by a nose at the line, Larson redeemed himself the following circuit and made the next move count, eventually slingshotting around Marks at the exit of turn four, narrowly squeezing by the former Outlaw and a lapped car while navigating the very topside of the speedway. The bold move was the winning move for the Elk Grove, California-native, gradually escaping to a lengthy advantage before the final checkers made their appearance.

The All Star victory was Larson’s fourth in four consecutive tries.

“It’s definitely an honor to win this race. Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot of people compare this run that we’re on to Doug Wolfgang. I never got the chance to watch him race, but I knew he was a legend. To read about all of his wins, and the places that he won at, is pretty unbelievable,” Kyle Larson said in victory lane, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/Glenn Styres Racing/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprint car. “Port Royal is starting to become one of my favorite tracks. And the atmosphere here is right up there with the Knoxville Nationals. We still have one more night to go, so hopefully we can park back up here in victory lane.”

Brent Marks held on to finish second at Port Royal Speedway, followed by Anthony Macri, Logan Wagner and Lance Dewease.

“My car was really, really good,” Larson continued. “I saw Brent (Marks) and Logan (Wagner) battling right before the last caution and I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to get by them. Thankfully, Logan was kinda searching for grip which allowed me to gain some momentum on the top and get around him. Then I was able to track Brent down in traffic. I could run about 80-90% and still take care of my tires. The last time I won here, my tires were pretty beat up because I was spinning them so bad. Tonight I just focused on trying to keep my wheel spin down. I’m glad it paid off.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their trek through Central Pennsylvania with night two of the annual Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway on Sunday, July 19. In addition to a $10,000 top prize, an overall Bob Weikert Memorial champion will be crowned with an additional $5,000 on the line. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - July 18, 2020:
Event: Bob Weikert Memorial
Entries: 37
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Brent Marks - 16.139
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: David Gravel - 16.131
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Danny Dietrich
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Mike Wagner
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Robbie Kendall
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: TJ Stutts
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Josh Baughman
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Dylan Cisney (+17)

Qualifying
1. 41-David Gravel, 16.131; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.202; 3. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.409; 4. 98-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.601; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.637; 6. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.639; 7. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.647; 8. 25-Tyler Bear, 16.659; 9. 17h-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.726; 10. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.765; 11. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.777; 12. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.790; 13. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.823; 14. 2-AJ Flick, 16.867; 15. 5-Brent Marks, 16.879; 16. 39s-Sammy Swindell, 16.890; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.930; 18. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.940; 19. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.963; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 16.966; 21. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.004; 22. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.021; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.053; 24. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.056; 25. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.093; 26. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.115; 27. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.125; 28. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.137; 29. 35-Tyler Reeser, 17.273; 30. 19-Curt Stroup, 17.390; 31. 17M-Kyle Smith, 17.423; 32. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.452; 33. 35Q-Zach Hampton, 17.491; 34. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 17.513; 35. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.730; 36. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.863; 37. 24B-Dustin Baney, 19.013;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 29-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 3. 41-David Gravel [6]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 5. 17H-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 7. 35Q-Zach Hampton [9]; 8. 35-Tyler Reeser [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [7]; 10. 24B-Dustin Baney [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney [9]; 8. 14-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 9. 19-Curt Stroup [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 5. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 9. 17M-Kyle Smith [8]

Heat #4 (8 Laps) - Top 10 Transfer
1. 11T-TJ Stutts [4]; 2. 39S-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 5. 25-Tyler Bear [5]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 7. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [6]; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson [2]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [6]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney [11]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [10]; 9. 35-Tyler Reeser [12]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 11. 35Q-Zach Hampton [9]; 12. 17M-Kyle Smith [15]; 13. 99-Skylar Gee [14]; 14. 75-Nicole Bower [16]; 15. 24B-Dustin Baney [17]; 16. 14-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 17. 19-Curt Stroup [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [7]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [11]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [21]; 7. 41-David Gravel [9]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 9. 5C-Dylan Cisney [26]; 10. 2-AJ Flick [17]; 11. 55-Mike Wagner [18]; 12. 17h-Sheldon Haudenschild [14]; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 14. 39s-Sammy Swindell [10]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 16. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [13]; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19]; 18. 13-Paul McMahan [23]; 19. 25-Tyler Bear [1]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [25]; 21. 3-Jac Haudenschild [20]; 22. 35-Tyler Reeser [27]; 23. 29-Danny Dietrich [4]; 24. 2M-Kerry Madsen [15]; 25. 26-Cory Eliason [16]; 26. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24]; 27. 11T-TJ Stutts [6] Lap Leaders: Brent Marks (1-19), Kyle Larson (20-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 18, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3410
2. Cory Eliason - 3246
3. Paul McMahan - 3156
4. Zeb Wise - 3144
5. Skylar Gee - 2940
6. Greg Wilson - 2920
7. Josh Baughman - 2910
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2292
9. Danny Dietrich - 2194
10. Kyle Larson - 1952

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/2020): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/2020): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/2020): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/2020): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/2020): Kyle Larson (8)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (7/18/2020): Kyle Larson (9)

 

 

Kyle Larson defeats All Stars and Posse for Tommy Hinnershitz Classic victory

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (July 17, 2020) - Forced to track down one of Pennsylvania’s finest, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson continued his open wheel winning ways on Friday night during a visit to the world-famous Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, this time claiming the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Classic for a $5,000 payday over a stacked field of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, World of Outlaws and Pennsylvania Posse competitors.

Larson’s route to Williams Grove Speedway victory lane did not come easy, as the now eight-time Series winner in 2020 did not take command for the first time until lap 27, ultimately using lapped traffic within the final five circuits to hunt down race-long leader Anthony Macri before driving around the familiar No. 39M between turns three and four on lap 27. Certainly no stranger to the Williams Grove half-mile, Larson put himself in striking distance on lap 22, utilizing momentum and a diving move across the bottom of turn three to take second away from Kerry Madsen.

Macri, who led from the drop of the green before losing command to Larson, held on to finish second in the Tommy Hinnershitz Classic main event, followed by Kerry Madsen, David Gravel and Daryn Pittman.

“This is pretty cool. Anytime you can win over a field like this is pretty special, especially at Williams Grove Speedway,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/No. 57 sprint car. “I thought we were pretty good all night. Once we got to halfway, I knew it was time to pick it up a little bit if we wanted to be there at the end. I was able to carry a lot of speed through the corners and that really helped us out, even when we got into some traffic. Paul Silva does a pretty awesome job getting these cars to drive to well. Hopefully we can keep this going.”

Before Larson made his presence known, Macri was forced to deal with Kerry Madsen. Madsen, aboard the Killer Instinct Crossbows No. 2M, got away second after the initial start and maintained a steady distance from Macri until the frontrunners found traffic for the first time on lap eight. Forced to check up and lose momentum, Madsen took advantage and gained ground on Macri, eventually racing himself to a car length by the completion of lap nine.

Even after a caution on lap 16, which allowed Macri to restart with a clear track and clean air ahead, Madsen kept himself in contention, actually trying to slide Macri on lap 17, and again on lap 19. Although both attempts failed, the slider exchanges allowed Larson to enter the picture by lap 22.

With eight Series victories thus far in 2020, Kyle Larson is now on top of the wins leaderboard. Two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, is second with seven.

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their trek through the Keystone State with a doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. Dubbed the Bob Weikert Memorial, the two-day program will award back-to-back $10,000 top prizes with a $5,000 bonus to the overall weekend champion; the driver with the highest average finish, but one of the two finishes must be a victory. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - July 17, 2020:
Event: Tommy Hinnershitz Classic
Entries: 39
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Brock Zearfoss - 17.279
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 16.950
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brent Marks
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Sammy Swindell
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Carson Macedo
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Anthony Macri
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Kerry Madsen
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Lucas Wolfe
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Matt Campbell
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Danny Dietrich (+9)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 17.051; 2. 17h-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.120; 3. 1X-Chad Trout, 17.295; 4. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.353; 5. 39-Jason Solwold, 17.517; 6. 5-Brent Marks, 17.590; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.724; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 17.783; 9. 35s-Jason Shultz, 18.011; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, 18.194

Group (B)
1. 41-David Gravel, 16.963; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.176; 3. 39s-Sammy Swindell, 17.187; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman, 17.206; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.344; 6. 35-Zach Hampton, 17.402; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.478; 8. 1w-Matt Campbell, 17.515; 9. 72-Ryan Smith, 17.789; 10. 12-Brent Shearer, 18.076

Group (C)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.950; 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.388; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.404; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 17.461; 5. 14-Parker Price-Miller, 17.499; 6. 17-Josh Baughman, 17.547; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.646; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.667; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 18.105; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 18.231

Group (D)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.177; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.260; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 17.270; 4. 2-Carson Macedo, 17.336; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 17.503; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.699; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski, 18.025; 8. 19m-Landon Myers, 18.084; 9. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.865

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5-Brent Marks [6]; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [1]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 39-Jason Solwold [5]; 6. 17H-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 35S-Jason Shultz [9]; 10. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 39S-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 41-David Gravel [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 7. 72-Ryan Smith [9]; 8. 1W-Matt Campbell [8]; 9. 12-Brent Shearer [10]; 10. 35-Zach Hampton [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 14-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 7. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [9]; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 4. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 7. 19M-Landon Myers [8]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 2-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [1]; 2. 39S-Sammy Swindell [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 4. 41-David Gravel [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 17H-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [13]; 5. 1W-Matt Campbell [9]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 7. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 8. 19M-Landon Myers [6]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [11]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski [12]; 12. 2C-Wayne Johnson [18]; 13. 12-Brent Shearer [15]; 14. 12W-Troy Fraker [16]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [19]; 16. 35-Zach Hampton [17]; 17. 72-Ryan Smith [5]; 18. 55K-Robbie Kendall [10]; 19. 35S-Jason Shultz [14]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 4. 41-David Gravel [7]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [16]; 8. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer [12]; 11. 5-Brent Marks [8]; 12. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 13. 17H-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 14. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 15. 11T-TJ Stutts [15]; 16. 13-Paul McMahan [19]; 17. 21-Brian Montieth [14]; 18. 14-Parker Price-Miller [17]; 19. 24-Lucas Wolfe [20]; 20. 39-Jason Solwold [18]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [13]; 22. 1W-Matt Campbell [25]; 23. 11-Zeb Wise [22]; 24. 99-Skylar Gee [24]; 25. 17-Josh Baughman [26]; 26. 3-Jac Haudenschild [23]; 27. 39S-Sammy Swindell [27] Lap Leaders: Anthony Macri (1-26), Kyle Larson (27-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 17, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3286
2. Cory Eliason - 3144
3. Paul McMahan - 3042
4. Zeb Wise - 3010
5. Skylar Gee - 2830
6. Josh Baughman - 2820
7. Greg Wilson - 2800
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2154
9. Danny Dietrich - 2090
10. Kyle Larson - 1802

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/20): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/20): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/20): Kyle Larson (7)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (7/17/20): Kyle Larson (8)

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions to headline $20,000-to-win Huset’s Speedway Grand Reopening on Sunday, August 2

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 14, 2020) - Set idle in the foothills of Brandon, South Dakota, no longer, the legendary highbanks of Huset’s Speedway will officially kick on the light switches in 2020 and will celebrate a grand reopening featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 on Sunday, August 2. A surefire showstopper in itself, the C&B Operations presents the Huset’s Grand Reopening, with some added help from Folkens Brothers Trucking, will award a $20,000 top prize, while also awarding a minimum of $1,000 to each main event starter.

Effective immediately, Tod Quiring is now the new owner of Huset’s Speedway and he will help propel the state-of-the-art facility back into the All Star scene for the first time since 2014. St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is the most recent competitor to find victory lane at ‘the official race track of summer,’ taking command on lap 12 and never looking back.

In total, the traveling All Stars have made 14 appearances at the southeast South Dakota venue with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer owning the most success with three victories. Remodeled in 2015, Huset’s Speedway was purchased and operated under the name Badlands Motor Speedway before closing its doors in 2018.

The Brandon visit adds a fourth date to the already established mid-summer Midwest swing for the All Star Circuit of Champions. The Series will visit Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Wisconsin, for the $26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race on Thursday, July 30, followed by stops to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, July 31, and Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, August 1. All events considered, All Star Circuit of Champions competitors will battle for a total weekend winner’s share equaling $56,000.

In addition to an elite group of full-time All Star Circuit of Champions competitors including two-time and defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, will join-in on the action at Huset’s Speedway, as well as the 2020 Indiana Midget Week and Pennsylvania Sprint Speedweek champion, Kyle Larson.

“We are honored to be a part of the grand re-opening of Huset’s Speedway,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Stars. “There have been rumors swirling around this facility for years and it’s pretty cool to know that there will be sprint cars back in just a few weeks. It’s obviously one of the nicest facilities in the world. Thank you to Tod and Doug for their hard work putting this together and for the call to be a part of it. What a weekend. We start in Plymouth (WI) on Thursday with the annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation race, continue to 34 Raceway on Friday, Knoxville Saturday and Huset’s Sunday. We can’t wait.”

Additional news and notes pertaining to the C&B Operations presents the Huset’s Grand Reopening will be posted in the near-future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online for continuing details. For those who can not make the journey to Brandon, South Dakota, FloRacing, the official media partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will be on hand to capture a live broadcast.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 12, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3154
2. Cory Eliason - 3018
3. Paul McMahan - 2924
4. Zeb Wise - 2906
5. Skylar Gee - 2728
6. Josh Baughman - 2718
7. Greg Wilson - 2710
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2016
9. Danny Dietrich - 1954
10. Tony Stewart - 1702

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/20): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/20): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/20): Kyle Larson (7)

 

 

Kyle Larson claims Sharon’s Salute to the Troops Speedweek finale; Aaron Reutzel wins 2020 Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 13, 2020) - For the third time during Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, and for the seventh time in 2020, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so during Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops Speedweek finale at Sharon Speedway on Sunday, July 12. ‘Yung Money’ led the final 21 circuits to claim the $6,000 payday, eventually holding off a late surge by two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel.

Skylar Gee, who started from the pole position after winning the first of two All Star dashes, led the first several circuits of the 30-lap contest before losing command to the familiar No. 57. Hard contact with the outside retaining wall just before the flagstand on lap nine resulted in a flat right-rear tire forcing the Leduc, Alberta, Canada-native to retire, ultimately allowing Larson to inherit the top spot. At the time, Reutzel was battling in the third position, followed by Cory Eliason and Dave Blaney.

Restarting on the point, Larson shot out of a cannon, driving off on a very narrow cushion with Reutzel and Eliason still in tow. Although a caution on lap 16 would stack the field and keep Larson in clean air and out of traffic longer, Reutzel eventually chipped away at Larson’s near-two second advantage and powered within just a few car lengths, utilizing a wall tap by Larson on lap 27 and a three-wide pack of lappers to his advantage. A last minute slider by Larson on lap 29 to put a lapped car between himself and Reutzel sealed the deal for the Paul Silva-owned entry.

“I hit the wall and kinda got stuck in it, so I figured I was going to get a flat tire or something. I was just trying to stay calm. I guess I lost focus a little bit right there,” Kyle Larson said of his brush with the wall, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Durst/Lucas Oil/Tarlton and Sons/No. 57 sprint car. “I knew Aaron (Reutzel) was probably running pretty hard behind me. I didn’t know where he was, but I figured he was going to be right there. I felt like I hadn’t made any mistakes up until that point, but you never know where they’re at.

“This place is awesome,” Larson continued. “Especially when it gets glass slick to the fence. I thought I could maybe shortcut three and four, but I wasn’t as good as what Skylar (Gee) was up against the wall. Once I got the lead, I knew I needed to commit up there as long as I didn’t see Aaron poke to my inside. I never really saw his nose other than that restart.

“I really enjoy coming to Ohio and running Ohio Speedweek. A big thanks to all of the fans for coming out and supporting your local dirt track racing.”

Reutzel held on to finish second on Sunday evening, solidifying a first-ever Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires speedweek championship. The overall Speedweek title earned the two-time All Star champion and Clute, Texas-native a $4,000 payday.

“We’ve been consistent, so we’ve definitely accomplished that, but I feel like we need to get back on the winning part. If we keep doing what we are doing, the wins will come. Or if we can get Kyle (Larson) to go away, the wins will come. He’s just unreal.” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Coating and Blasting/Folkens Brothers Trucking/No. 87 sprint car. “To watch him run that close to the wall and make contact and keep going is just crazy. I think I needed a caution-free run and additional traffic if I was going to get by Larson. I think I was a little better than he was in those long runs.

“A big thanks to everyone who came out. It was a fun week, but we still have more work to do.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2020 campaign with a three-race sweep in the Keystone State on Friday through Sunday, July 17-19. The traveling All Stars will kick-off the weekend with a visit to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, July 17, followed by back-to-back nights at the Port Royal Speedway ‘Speed Palace’ on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. For more information, please visit Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway online at www.williamsgrove.com and www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - July 12, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 38
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 16.618
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 16.313
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Gerard McIntyre
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Danny Dietrich
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Dave Blaney
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Skylar Gee
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Josh Baughman
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Michael Bauer
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+11)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.600; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 16.635; 3. 70-Sye Lynch, 17.270; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 17.322; 5. 2-AJ Flick, 17.390; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer, 17.621; 7. O8-Dan Kuriger, 17.768; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 18.311; 9. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 18.392; 10. 19-Steve Haefke, 19.013

Group (B)
1. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.325; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.883; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich, 16.979; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.126; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.677; 6. 11B-Carl Bowser, 17.732; 7. 7k-Dan Shetler, 17.751; 8. 46-Michael Bauer, 17.885; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 18.064; 10. 23p-Darren Pifer, 18.407

Group (C)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.313; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.490; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.015; 4. 17-Josh Baughman, 17.217; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.303; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 17.571; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.583; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 17.701; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 18.067

Group (D)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 17.320; 2. 23-Cole Macedo, 17.388; 3. 10-Dave Blaney, 17.447; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.566; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 18.048; 6. 33-Brent Matus, 18.128; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus, 18.595; 8. 21j-Jeffrey Neubert, 20.903; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 99.990

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [5]; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 9. 23S-Russ Sansosti [9]; 10. 19-Steve Haefke [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich [2]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 8. 11B-Carl Bowser [6]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]; 10. 23P-Darren Pifer [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [1]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 23-Cole Macedo [3]; 5. 33-Brent Matus [6]; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus [7]; 8. 14H-Jeremy Hill [9]; 9. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 11-Zeb Wise [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 10-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 2-AJ Flick [2]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan [12]; 7. 11B-Carl Bowser [11]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 9. 23P-Darren Pifer [17]; 10. 23S-Russ Sansosti [15]; 11. 21N-Frankie Nervo [14]; 12. 19-Steve Haefke [18]; 13. 14H-Jeremy Hill [13]; 14. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [16]; 15. 13M-Brandon Matus [9]; 16. 7K-Dan Shetler [4]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 18. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [6]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 10-Dave Blaney [8]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [16]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [10]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [12]; 9. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 10. 11-Zeb Wise [9]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [14]; 12. 3C-Cale Conley [11]; 13. O8-Dan Kuriger [24]; 14. 23-Cole Macedo [15]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 17. 28-Tim Shaffer [18]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [23]; 19. 17-Josh Baughman [21]; 20. 70-Sye Lynch [13]; 21. 2-AJ Flick [22]; 22. 5K-Adam Kekich [17]; 23. 33-Brent Matus [20]; 24. 99-Skylar Gee [1] Lap Leaders: Skylar Gee (1-9), Kyle Larson (10-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (FINAL):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1414
2. Cale Conley - 1328
3. Cory Eliason - 1328
4. Paul McMahan- 1324
5. Zeb Wise - 1250
6. Skylar Gee - 1198
7. Tim Shaffer - 1186
8. Greg Wilson - 1186
9. Josh Baughman - 1178
10. Gerard McIntyre - 1160

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 12, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3154
2. Cory Eliason - 3018
3. Paul McMahan - 2924
4. Zeb Wise - 2906
5. Skylar Gee - 2728
6. Josh Baughman - 2718
7. Greg Wilson - 2710
8. Brock Zearfoss - 2016
9. Danny Dietrich - 1954
10. Tony Stewart - 1702

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/20): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/20): Cale Conley
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/12/20): Kyle Larson (7)

 

 

Cale Conley wins Lou Blaney Memorial for first-ever All Star victory

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 12, 2020) - Officially etching his name into the Series’ history book, Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley is now an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, accomplishing his storied feat during Lou Blaney Memorial competition at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, July 11. The win, Conley’s seventh top-ten finish of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, was worth $7,500.

Although forced to withstand pressure from the likes of Rico Abreu, Brock Zearfoss and Cory Eliason during the 30-lap contest, Conley would prevail, eventually leading every lap while remaining patient on an ultra-quick and choppy surface that proved relentless for much of the field. In total, eight caution periods were recorded inducing three red flag stoppages, one for fuel on lap 19.

Conley’s campaign at the front of the field commenced right from the drop of the initial green, getting the early jump over fellow front row starter, Brock Zearfoss, as well as Rico Abreu and Gerard McIntyre. It would not take long for the leaders to reach the back of the field, already getting trapped behind slower cars on lap four. A caution on lap five, and again on lap six, would prove to save the day for Conley, negating any chance for a battle in traffic on a narrow groove.

A similar situation would arise on lap 11, and again on lap 18, as cautions would end the potential for a battle among slower cars. Still in command, Conley’s biggest threat occurred after a red flag incident on lap 26, ultimately giving St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu and Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason an opportunity to pounce with only five circuits remaining. Fortunately for Conley, a battle between Eliason and Abreu would break out allowing the West Virginian to escape unscathed in clean air.

Eliason would get by Abreu to secure second on the final circuit, followed by Abreu, Tim Shaffer and a hard-charging Danny Dietrich, who advanced 12 spots to finish fifth.

Brock Zearfoss, who was racing in the runner-up spot at the time, was the reason for the red flag stoppage on lap 26, as right-front suspension damage caused the familiar No. 3Z to dig itself in and end up upside-down in turn two; Zearfoss walked away from the incident.

“That was a long race,” Conely said out of breath in Sharon Speedway victory lane, driver of the Ravici Racing No. 3C. “It was hot out there and I was just ready to see the laps wind down. It took us a while, but I’m so happy to win here during the Lou Blaney Memorial. It’s such a special night for my wife’s family. Our little boy’s name is Louie, so this is really cool. To get my first All Star win in front of such an awesome crowd is cool. I was just asking God on those restarts to help me focus because I had some really good guys behind me. I was just trying to hang on for dear life.

“This race car was so good, and it’s the first night out for this car; it’s a brand new car,” Conley continued, who is married to the granddaughter of Lou Blaney, Dave Blaney’s daughter, Emma. “We tore one up last night at Portsmouth, so we had to put together a whole new car. That just goes to show how lucky I am to get to work with Brian Kemenah. This is just unreal. Brian always finds ways to make my job really easy. I really can’t show how appreciative I really am.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with a second consecutive visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Sunday, July 12, this time for the $6,000-to-win Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops program. For those seeking additional information, please visit Sharon Speedway online at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - July 11, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 44
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 12.826
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Rico Abreu - 12.720
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Dan Kuriger
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Zeb Wise
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Tim Shaffer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Michael Bauer
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Skylar Gee
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Jack Sodeman Jr.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cale Conley
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Danny Dietrich (+12)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3C-Cale Conley, 12.896; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.898; 3. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.995; 4. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 13.270; 5. 23p-Darren Pifer, 13.310; 6. 23S-Russ Sansosti, 13.531; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 13.589; 8. 19-Steve Haefke, 13.835; 9. 21j-Jeffrey Neubert, 14.549

Group (B)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.720; 2. 10-Dave Blaney, 12.844; 3. 23-Cole Macedo, 12.941; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.207; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.265; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.390; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.445; 8. 38-Leyton Wagner, 13.501; 9. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.532

Group (C)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.813; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.945; 3. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.991; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.000; 5. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.066; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.075; 7. 7k-Dan Shetler, 13.096; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.131; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.197

Group (D)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.801; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.893; 3. 70-Sye Lynch, 12.959; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer, 12.967; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.044; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.154; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.185; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.496; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill, 99.62.5

Group (E)
1. 11B-Carl Bowser, 12.971; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.980; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.132; 4. 46-Michael Bauer, 13.187; 5. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.244; 6. 4-Cap Henry, 13.323; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.390; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.399

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 3. 23P-Darren Pifer [5]; 4. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 5. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [1]; 6. 19-Steve Haefke [8]; 7. 23S-Russ Sansosti [6]; 8. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [9]; 9. 83M-Broc Martin [2]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O8-Dan Kuriger [1]; 2. 10-Dave Blaney [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 23-Cole Macedo [2]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 7. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus [9]; 9. 38-Leyton Wagner [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [1]; 6. 7K-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [5]; 9. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich [5]; 4. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [7]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [8]; 9. 14H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 46-Michael Bauer [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs [5]; 5. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [7]; 8. 11B-Carl Bowser [4]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 4. 23-Cole Macedo [3]; 5. 10-Dave Blaney [4]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 46-Michael Bauer [4]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 2. 7K-Dan Shetler [8]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [6]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [17]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [14]; 10. 55-Gary Kriess [12]; 11. 23S-Russ Sansosti [15]; 12. 38-Leyton Wagner [20]; 13. 14H-Jeremy Hill [19]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs [7]; 15. 11B-Carl Bowser [2]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 17. 70M-Henry Malcuit [16]; 18. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [5]; 19. 21J-Jeffrey Neubert [18]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [17]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [14]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [21]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 11. 7K-Dan Shetler [22]; 12. 70-Sye Lynch [18]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [20]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 15. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 16. 17-Josh Baughman [24]; 17. 23-Cole Macedo [7]; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel [15]; 19. 46-Michael Bauer [10]; 20. 4-Cap Henry [23]; 21. 10-Dave Blaney [9]; 22. 9-Dean Jacobs [19]; 23. 23P-Darren Pifer [16]; 24. O8-Dan Kuriger [11] Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 11, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1122
2. Cale Conley - 1076
3. Paul McMahan - 1056
4. Cory Eliason - 1040
5. Skylar Gee - 994
6. Zeb Wise - 990
7. Josh Baughman - 954
8. Tim Shaffer - 954
9. Greg Wilson - 906
10. Gerard McIntyre - 896

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 11, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3008
2. Cory Eliason - 2874
3. Paul McMahan - 2790
4. Zeb Wise - 2776
5. Skylar Gee - 2626
6. Josh Baughman - 2606
7. Greg Wilson - 2570
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1898
9. Danny Dietrich - 1818
10. Tony Stewart - 1702

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/20): Kyle Larson (6)
SW: Sharon Speedway, Ohio (7/11/20): Cale Conley

 

 

Kyle Larson scores Dean Knittel Memorial payday at Portsmouth Raceway Park

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (July 11, 2020) - ‘Yung Money’ Kyle Larson was certainly ‘money’ on Friday night during the annual Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park, not only scoring his second Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires main event win in four tries, but the Elk Grove, California-native secured $15,554 in the process, simultaneously bumping his 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season win count to six.

Starting from the pole position by way of dash result, Larson was nearly untouchable during the 30-lap contest, escaping to a hefty advantage right from the drop of the green flag. The driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Tarlton and Sons/Lucas Oil/Durst/Finley Farms/No. 57 sprint car reached slower cars by lap five, and although a few near-close calls with lapped traffic may have forced Larson to tap the brake pedal, his momentum never shifted, still placing two to three lapped cars between himself and second-place running Aaron Reutzel.

The main event’s first and only caution, occurring with five laps remaining, did give Reutzel an opportunity to restart on the back bumper of Larson, but it did not matter. The Clute, Texas-native was forced to settle for second, followed by Brock Zearfoss, Shane Stewart, and Cole Duncan.

With all bonuses considered, Kyle Larson collected upwards of $18,000 at Portsmouth, as extra money was awarded for his respective dash victory, as well as his overall fast time during qualifying time trials and for leading lap 15 during the 30-lap feature.

“It doesn’t matter what kind of pace you set, Aaron (Reutzel) seems to find a way to match what you’re doing, so I was trying to go as hard as I could,” Kyle Larson said in Portsmouth victory lane. “It was good to hold on and get another big payday.

“I was hoping we weren’t going to catch traffic again, but we ended up reaching the back anyhow,” Larson said of his restart with five laps remaining. “But what makes these cars fun is that we don’t have mirrors, so it makes you a little nervous of what’s going on behind you. Just another great race car. And thanks to all of you who help out on this car. We certainly couldn’t do it without each and every one of you. And thanks to all of you fans. This place is really neat and I’m glad I got the chance to race here.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with a two-day stay at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Friday and Saturday, July 11-12. The weekend will kick-off with the annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, followed by Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops on Sunday. For those seeking additional information, please visit Sharon Speedway online at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Portsmouth Raceway Park - July 10, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 39
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cale Conley - 13.519
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 13.646
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Jimmy Stinson
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Cory Eliason
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Kyle Larson
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Josh Baughman
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Danny Smith
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Gerard McIntyre (+6)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.691; 2. 12n-Joey Saldana, 13.888; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.896; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.939; 5. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.968; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.154; 7. 4-Cap Henry, 14.253; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.293; 9. 21-Brinton Marvel, 14.331; 10. 5h-Jordan Harble, 14.533

Group (B)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.646; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.698; 3. 11-Zeb Wise, 14.017; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.385; 5. 1B-Keith Baxter, 14.389; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer, 14.439; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.450; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.457; 9. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 14.510; 10. 54-Danny Smith, 14.703

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.223; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.303; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.388; 4. 70-Sye Lynch, 14.527; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.631; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 14.760; 7. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 15.178; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 15.392; 9. 40i-Mark Imler, 15.933; 10. 22D-Josh Davis, 99.500

Group (D)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.380; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.623; 3. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 14.678; 4. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 14.797; 5. 23-Cole Macedo, 15.248; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser, 15.590; 7. 9W-Lance Webb, 15.609; 8. 1-Jamie Myers, 15.989; 9. 15-Mitch Harble, 99.730

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 6. 12N-Joey Saldana [3]; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble [10]; 8. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 9. 21-Brinton Marvel [9]; 10. 3C-Cale Conley [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 1B-Keith Baxter [5]; 6. 54-Danny Smith [10]; 7. 15K-Chad Kemenah [9]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 10. 28-Tim Shaffer [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [6]; 2. 59-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 21N-Frankie Nervo [8]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 7. 22D-Josh Davis [10]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [9]; 10. 70-Sye Lynch [1]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 3. 19R-Jordan Ryan [1]; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer [2]; 5. 23-Cole Macedo [5]; 6. 9W-Lance Webb [7]; 7. 1-Jamie Myers [8]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [11]; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 15K-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 54-Danny Smith [4]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [15]; 7. 22D-Josh Davis [9]; 8. 9W-Lance Webb [5]; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton [12]; 10. 1-Jamie Myers [8]; 11. 4-Cap Henry [10]; 12. 21-Brinton Marvel [14]; 13. 70-Sye Lynch [18]; 14. 5H-Jordan Harble [7]; 15. 40I-Mark Imler [16]; 16. 83X-Nate Reeser [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 71-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [5]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [13]; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [17]; 13. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 14. 19R-Jordan Ryan [14]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles [11]; 16. 23-Cole Macedo [19]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [23]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 19. 15K-Chad Kemenah [24]; 20. A79-Brandon Wimmer [16]; 21. 21N-Frankie Nervo [20]; 22. 12N-Joey Saldana [22]; 23. 1B-Keith Baxter [18]; 24. 17-Josh Baughman [21]; 25. 70-Sye Lynch [25]; 26. 54-Danny Smith [26] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 10, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1008
2. Cale Conley - 926
3. Paul McMahan - 926
4. Cory Eliason - 894
5. Zeb Wise - 870
6. Skylar Gee - 862
7. Josh Baughman -836
8. Greg Wilson - 816
9. Tim Shaffer - 812
10. Stuart Brubaker - 792

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 10, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2894
2. Cory Eliason - 2728
3. Paul McMahan - 2660
4. Zeb Wise - 2656
5. Skylar Gee - 2494
6. Josh Baughman - 2488
7. Greg Wilson - 2480
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1776
9. Tony Stewart - 1702
10. Danny Dietrich - 1678

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)
SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu
SW: Portsmouth Raceway Park, Ohio (7/10/20): Kyle Larson (6)

 

 

Rico Abreu goes wire-to-wire at Muskingum County Speedway for first All Star victory of 2020​

DRESDEN, Ohio (July 9, 2020) - Snapping an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 winless streak that dates back to Atomic Speedway on August 25, 2017, St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu demolished the field on Thursday evening at Muskingum County Speedway, eventually leading all 30 circuits from the pole position to score night six of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

Abreu, driver of the Rico Abreu/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Abreu Vineyards/Lucas Oil Products/Curb Records/Self Made Racing/Dancer Logistics/No. 24 sprint car, was just shy of perfect during his visit to the Dresden, Ohio, highbanks with his only defeat during the entire program coming in the form of a runner-up performance during his respective heat race. The now eight-time All Star Circuit of Champions feature winner, two of which occurring during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, set the fastest qualifying time in his respective group of qualifiers, and won the first of two dashes, ultimately setting up his pole position.

Eventually escaping to a comfortable margin of victory that reached nearly a full straightaway, Abreu did encounter some pressure during the non-stop 30-lap contest, most of which in the form of lapped traffic. Although reaching slower cars by lap seven, it was not until lap 12 when things started to really bunch up in front of the familiar No. 24. The high speed roadblock allowed fellow frontrunners Aaron Reutzel and Shane Stewart to close the lead gap, all within just a few car lengths by lap 15.

Although intense for a moment, the pressure faded just as rapidly as it started, as Abreu was able to patiently navigate slower cars and padd his lead to a pair of lappers by lap 22.

“Patience was keen there when we got to lapped traffic. You got guys like Aaron Reutzel, Shane Stewart, Kyle Larson behind you; you gotta really hustle it,” an elated Rico Abreu said in victory lane. “My car had a really good right rear squeeze to it, so I could carry a lot of momentum to the center of the corner then just kinda back everything up getting off. My guys did a phenomenal job. They worked all night long and made little tweaks every time we got off of the track. It’s all based on communication with them and making sure you’re giving them the right feedback. I feel like we hit all of our steps tonight.

“A big thanks to all of the fans for coming out tonight. It’s a Thursday night, so it’s great to see a healthy crowd. I’m looking forward to racing the rest of the week with the All Stars. It’s a lot of fun getting to race with them.”

Shane Stewart worked his way around Aaron Reutzel to claim second with two laps remaining. Reutzel, the current Ohio Sprint Speedweek points leader, maintained third at the final checkers, followed by Kyle Larson and Josh Baughman.

What’s Next: Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. Home to the Dean Knittel Memorial, the Friday night showstopper will award a $15,554 top prize. To find out more, please visit Muskingum County Speedway online at https://www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com/.

Online Coverage: Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Muskingum Co. Speedway - July 9, 2020: Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Entries: 31 C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 12.945 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Zeb Wise - 13.235 Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Aaron Reutzel All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Brent Marks Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Cale Conley Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Josh Baughman Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Rico Abreu Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Henry Malcuit Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Jordan Ryan Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Rico Abreu Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Chad Kemenah (+6)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.235; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.373; 3. 71-Shane Stewart, 13.474; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.489; 5. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.905; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.036; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.105; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 15.090

Group (B) 1. 5-Brent Marks, 13.530; 2. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.786; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.958; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.079; 5. 70-Sye Lynch, 14.126; 6. 40i-Mark Imler, 14.822; 7. 6-Frank Rodgers, 99.340; 8. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 99.430

Group (C) 1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.877; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.951; 3. 12n-Joey Saldana, 14.052; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 14.121; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.214; 6. 4S-Tyler Street, 14.301; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.654; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 14.683

Group (D) 1. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.024; 2. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.446; 3. 5h-Jordan Harble, 14.539; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.565; 5. 25-Chris Myers, 14.569; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.682; 7. 15-Mitch Harble, 15.152

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 3. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [7]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5-Brent Marks [4]; 2. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [8]; 6. 70-Sye Lynch [5]; 7. 40I-Mark Imler [6]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana [2]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 4S-Tyler Street [6]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 5H-Jordan Harble [2]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 5. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [6]; 7. 25-Chris Myers [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [2]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [4]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 70M-Henry Malcuit [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton [2]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan [9]; 6. 70-Sye Lynch [3]; 7. 2L-Landon Lalonde [5]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [10]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [8]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 2. 71-Shane Stewart [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 6. 5-Brent Marks [6]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [10]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 10. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [11]; 11. 12N-Joey Saldana [12]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 13. 28-Tim Shaffer [13]; 14. 15K-Chad Kemenah [20]; 15. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 17. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 18. 4S-Tyler Street [18]; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker [24]; 20. 3J-Trey Jacobs [16]; 21. 5H-Jordan Harble [15]; 22. 70M-Henry Malcuit [21]; 23. 22B-Ryan Broughton [23]; 24. 15-Mitch Harble [19] Lap Leaders: Rico Abreu (1-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 9, 2020): 1. Aaron Reutzel - 862 2. Cale Conley - 836 3. Paul McMahan - 798 4. Cory Eliason - 770 5. Zeb Wise - 736 6. Josh Baughman -734 7. Skylar Gee - 730 8. Greg Wilson - 726 9. Tim Shaffer - 722 10. Stuart Brubaker - 656

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 9, 2020) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 2748 2. Cory Eliason - 2604 3. Paul McMahan - 2532 4. Zeb Wise - 2522 5. Greg Wilson - 2390 6. Josh Baughman -2386 7. Skylar Gee - 2362 8. Tony Stewart - 1702 9. Danny Dietrich - 1678 10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3) Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4) 81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2) Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3) Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4) Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5) Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6) SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7) SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2) SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5) SW: Muskingum Co. Speedway, Ohio (7/9/20): Rico Abreu

 

Kyle Larson scores Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

PEEBLES, Ohio (July 8, 2020) - Forced to settle with a hard charging performance at Wayne County Speedway after getting involved in a tangle during his respective heat race, ultimately rallying from 21st to sixth in 30 green flag laps, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson bounced back on Wednesday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Park and leveled the field during night five of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, eventually leading 26 laps to claim a 14th-career Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory worth $5,000.

Lining up sixth on the main event grid, it was apparent from the start that Larson’s pace was unrivaled, utilizing his initial jump to climb three spots before crossing by the flagstand for the first time. By lap three, ‘Yung Money’ was powering by Eliason for second, next setting his aim on Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley. Just two circuits later, Larson was in command, sneaking under Conley’s No. 3C as the pair raced through turns one and two.

From that point forward, it was all Kyle Larson at the top of the charts, easily navigating through traffic before escaping to a near-five second advantage at the end of 30 non-stop laps.

“I watched a little bit of video, but that was it,” said first-time Brushcreek competitor, Kyle Larson, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/Durst/Lucas Oil/No. 57 sprint car. “It was a unique race track, for sure. I don’t think I’ve ever been on a track quite like it.

“My car was really good. I could run where everyone else wasn’t,” Larson continued. “All of the lapped cars were either on the bottom or the top, so I could stay relaxed knowing that I would have a lane open when I got to lapped cars. I started to get a little stressed late in the race. When you’re the leader, you never know where second and third place are. I knew (Reutzel) and (Abreu) would be there somewhere. There were some lappers that showed me their nose on the bottom. You just have to focus on what’s ahead and keep moving forward.”

Rico Abreu made a late charge to finish second at Brushcreek Motorsports Park, followed by two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, Cale Conley, and polesitter, Cory Eliason. Abreu faded as far back as fifth before making the surge to second in the final two circuits.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the second half of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires with a trip to Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden, Ohio, on Thursday evening, July 9. Those wanting to learn more about the event should visit Muskingum online at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - July 8, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 31
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 11.799
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 11.802
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Cole Duncan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Rico Abreu
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Sye Lynch
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Cory Eliason
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Josh Baughman
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: RJ Jacobs
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.923; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.983; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.061; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.249; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.444; 6. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.447; 7. G1-Justin Peck, 12.481; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 12.556

Group (B)
1. 5h-Jordan Harble, 12.282; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer, 12.321; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 12.334; 4. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 12.528; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 12.538; 6. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 12.675; 7. 40i-Mark Imler, 13.297; 8. 22D-Josh Davis, 99.160

Group (C)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.802; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.022; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.041; 4. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.163; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.174; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.197; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh, 12.444; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers, 14.141

Group (D)
1. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.289; 2. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 12.438; 3. 70-Sye Lynch, 12.511; 4. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.616; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 12.628; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.682; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter, 13.168

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [8]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel [6]; 8. G1-Justin Peck [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [1]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5H-Jordan Harble [4]; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs [6]; 6. 18J-RJ Jacobs [5]; 7. 40I-Mark Imler [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 4. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 2. 15K-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 5. 59-Bryan Nuckles [1]; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 7. 1B-Keith Baxter [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 5. 5H-Jordan Harble [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 4. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 3. 97-Max Stambaugh [2]; 4. 21-Brinton Marvel [6]; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs [4]; 6. 1B-Keith Baxter [7]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [10]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [8]; 10. G1-Justin Peck [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [6]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 8. 15K-Chad Kemenah [11]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [13]; 10. 22C-Cole Duncan [10]; 11. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [22]; 13. 70-Sye Lynch [8]; 14. 28-Tim Shaffer [15]; 15. 5H-Jordan Harble [9]; 16. A79-Brandon Wimmer [12]; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker [17]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 19. 21-Brinton Marvel [24]; 20. 17-Josh Baughman [21]; 21. 2-Nathan Skaggs [20]; 22. 59-Bryan Nuckles [19]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [18]; 24. 97-Max Stambaugh [23] Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-4), Kyle Larson (5-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 8, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 718
2. Cale Conley - 702
3. Paul McMahan - 678
4. Cory Eliason - 638
5. Greg Wilson - 608
6. Skylar Gee - 604
7. Zeb Wise - 600
8. Tim Shaffer - 598
9. Josh Baughman - 594
10. Buddy Kofoid - 544

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 8, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2604
2. Cory Eliason - 2472
3. Paul McMahan - 2412
4. Zeb Wise - 2386
5. Greg Wilson -2272
6. Josh Baughman - 2246
7. Skylar Gee - 2236
8. Tony Stewart - 1702
9. Danny Dietrich - 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)
SW: Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Ohio (7/8/2020): Kyle Larson (5)

 

 

Cap Henry claims Duffy Smith Memorial at Wayne County for second win of 2020 Ohio Sprint Speedweek

ORRVILLE, Ohio (July 7, 2020) - Becoming the first repeat winner of 2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry found himself back in the Speedweek limelight on Monday night at Wayne County Speedway, doing so by tracking down race-long leader, Cale Conley, and completing a winning pass with two laps remaining to secure the $6,000-to-win Duffy Smith Memorial.

Now fifth in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings, Henry opened the nine-race Speedweek campaign with a victory at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, July 3.

“When we took the checkered, I didn’t even know we took the checkered. I actually thought a caution came out and I started to get really antsy. Then, when Eric (Walls) came over the radio and said ‘top three to the scale,’ I knew the race was over,” Cap Henry laughed in Wayne County Speedway victory lane, driver of the Brett and Patty Lane-owned/Dragon’s Milk White/Beer Barrel Bourbon/Pro Auto Wraps/FK Rod Ends/No. 4 sprint car. “Man, I can’t thank this team enough. They presented me with an incredible opportunity a few years back and it has been great ever since. I’m happy we’ve been able to come out here and take advantage.”

Utilizing an inside-second row starting position, Henry, now a two-time All Star winner at ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval,’ was a contender right from the drop of the green, getting away third after the initial start before taking over second from Zeb Wise on lap eight. At the time, Cale Conley was the race leader, earning the early jump after starting second on the 30-lap grid.

Despite getting the opportunity to show his nose to Conley on several occasions, and having the chance to restart on the tail tank of the Vienna, West Virginia-native twice, once on lap ten and again on lap 13, it was not until lap 27 when Henry was presented with his first, true takeover attempt.

Throwing a slider that did not stick on lap 27, Henry made the next attempt work, this time using slower traffic as a pick to drive underneath Conley at the exit of turn four on lap 28.

“I could see the bottom was starting to come in there, so we moved down and I noticed I was starting to make some gains on Conley,” Cap Henry continued. “Even when we got to traffic there at the end, that groove was still working. It almost looked like Cale (Conely) lost his brakes because he was so committed to the top and wouldn’t come down.”

Cale Conley held on to finish second on Monday evening, followed by Rico Abreu, Jac Haudenschild and Justin Peck. Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson charged from 21st to finish sixth earning the evening’s Hercules Tires Hard Charger Award.

What’s Next:
After a previously scheduled rain date of Tuesday, July 7, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires on Wednesday evening, July 8, at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio. The midweek headliner will award a $5,000 top prize. Those seeking additional information should visit Brushcreek online at www.brushcreekmotorsports.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - July 6, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 40
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 14.287
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Josh Baughman - 14.382
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Trey Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Cap Henry
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Rico Abreu
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Zeb Wise
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Cale Conley
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Jordan Harble
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cap Henry
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Kyle Larson (+15)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.331; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.371; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.741; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.877; 5. 23-Cole Macedo, 14.906; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 14.961; 7. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman, 15.960; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers, 16.429; 9. 1-Nate Dussel, 99.400; 10. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 99.600

Group (B)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 14.382; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 14.544; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.545; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 14.606; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 14.704; 6. 83M-Broc Martin, 14.878; 7. 70-Sye Lynch, 14.888; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.896; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.916; 10. 15-Mitch Harble, 15.395

Group (C)
1. 11-Zeb Wise, 14.703; 2. 4-Cap Henry, 14.715; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.939; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.946; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.952; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 15.020; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 15.149; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.299; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle, 15.578; 10. 29-Steve Butler, 15.768

Group (D)
1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 14.700; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.718; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer, 14.823; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.832; 5. 5x-Justin Peck, 14.923; 6. 38k-Chris Myers, 15.181; 7. 4S-Tyler Street, 15.361; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 15.452; 9. 5h-Jordan Harble, 15.586; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.994

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 5. 23-Cole Macedo [5]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 7. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman [7]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 70-Sye Lynch [7]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 5. 83M-Broc Martin [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs [5]; 8. 15-Mitch Harble [10]; 9. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 10. 57-Kyle Larson [4]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 19R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 5. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 41-Thomas Schinderle [9]; 10. 29-Steve Butler [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [4]; 4. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 6. 5H-Jordan Harble [9]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw [10]; 9. 4S-Tyler Street [7]; 10. 38K-Chris Myers [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 35-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 5. 5H-Jordan Harble [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [3]; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs [7]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [8]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [11]; 10. 22B-Ryan Broughton [9]; 11. 41-Thomas Schinderle [15]; 12. 29-Steve Butler [17]; 13. 14Z-Wyatt Zimmerman [10]; 14. 6-Frank Rodgers [13]; 15. 4S-Tyler Street [14]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [12]; 5. 5X-Justin Peck [16]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [21]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [14]; 11. 23-Cole Macedo [20]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [18]; 13. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [10]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 15. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [23]; 17. 19R-Jordan Ryan [17]; 18. W20-Greg Wilson [15]; 19. 70-Sye Lynch [13]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [25]; 21. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 22. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [22]; 23. 83M-Broc Martin [19]; 24. 35-Stuart Brubaker [24]; 25. 28-Tim Shaffer [11] Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-27), Cap Henry (28-30)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 6, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 574
2. Cale Conley - 560
3. Buddy Kofoid - 544
4. Paul McMahan - 542
5. Cap Henry - 538
6. Jac Haudenschild - 534
7. Lee Jacobs - 504
8. Cory Eliason - 498
9. Josh Baughman - 484
10. Greg Wilson - 482

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 6, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2460
2. Cory Eliason - 2332
3. Paul McMahan - 2276
4. Zeb Wise - 2254
5. Greg Wilson - 2146
6. Josh Baughman -2136
7. Skylar Gee - 2098
8. Tony Stewart - 1702
9. Danny Dietrich - 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)
SW: Wayne County Speedway, Ohio (7/6/2020): Cap Henry (2)

 

Aaron Reutzel scores Speedweek victory during second stop at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio (July 5, 2020) - The third try was definitely the charm for Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel, as the two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titleholder finally cracked into the 2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires win column, doing so with a victory at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, on Sunday evening, July 5.

The win, the second of Reutzel’s career at Fremont, not only secured a $5,000 payday, but it ultimately furthered a Speedweek podium streak that already includes a third-place performance at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, July 3, and a runner-up finish at Fremont on Saturday, July 4.

Lining up third on the main event grid by way of dash result, it did not take long for the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry to find its way to the front, first sneaking by Paul McMahan to secure second after a restart on lap five, then taking command from race leader, Lee Jacobs, on lap 16. From that point forward, Reutzel was unchallenged, sailing ahead to solidify a 32nd All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his seventh of the season.

Nashville’s Paul McMahan chased Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Lee Jacobs, Saturday night winner Buddy Kofoid, and Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley.

“It’s pretty cool to win on a race track like this. The last time we won here, it was rough and heavy which is more my style,” Aaron Reutzel said, who now owns the Ohio Sprint Speedweek points lead. “This is as slick as it gets right here. Anything we had in our notebook, we couldn’t look at. We basically had to think ‘what would non-wing guys do’ because the wing really wasn’t working well.”

Although a contender from the start, a pair of cautions on lap five proved to be a positive momentum changer for Reutzel. Restarting in the third position, Reutzel quickly moved by McMahan to claim second, instantly applying pressure to race leader and Fremont Speedway track record holder, Lee Jacobs. By lap ten, Reutzel was all over Jacobs for the race lead, actually pulling even with the 1881 Racing entry on several occasions before slipping underneath Jacobs on lap 16.

Despite a third yellow flag appearance on lap 19, and a fourth caution on lap 24, Reutzel remained sound at the front of the field, never giving McMahan, who followed Reutzel beyond Jacobs for second on lap 18, an opportunity to capitalize. Even when Reutzel found himself entangled with slower cars during the final circuits, the two-time champ was untouchable, instantly separating himself from McMahan by two lappers.

“I can’t say enough about this Folkens Brothers Trucking, Fischer Body Shop, Dissolvalloy race team right now,” Reutzel continued. “Rough and heavy, slick; we just seem to adapt to anything and it’s pretty cool when you can do stuff like that. I couldn’t be more proud of my guys.”

The caution on lap 24 eventually turned into an open red scenario, which allowed the track’s ambulance to respond to a call in the pit area.

What’s Next:
The first segment of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires will continue on Monday evening, July 6, with a visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval’ - Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The $6,000-to-win program will conclude a four-race sweep for the All Stars with Ohio Sprint Speedweek continuing on Wednesday evening, July 8, during a visit to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio. To learn more, visit Brushcreek online at https://brushcreekmotorsports.com/.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway - July 5, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 39
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Buddy Kofoid - 13.013
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 13.240
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Tyler Street
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Lee Jacobs
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Travis Philo
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Paul McMahan
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Lee Jacobs
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Justin Peck
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Greg Wilson
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+15)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.240; 2. 4-Cap Henry, 13.456; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.496; 4. 4S-Tyler Street, 13.682; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.750; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.865; 7. 15-Mitch Harble, 13.884; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.936; 9. 9W-Lance Webb, 14.341; 10. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.488

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.471; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.531; 3. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.667; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.777; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.085; 6. 5-Byron Reed, 14.178; 7. 5h-Jordan Harble, 14.204; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.310; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.462; 10. 88N-Frank Neill, 15.082

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.883; 2. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.972; 3. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.003; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.232; 5. O9-Craig Mintz, 14.308; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 14.342; 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.382; 8. 23-Cole Macedo, 14.388; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.451; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson, 14.758

Group (D)
1. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.208; 2. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 14.259; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 14.496; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.504; 5. 2+-Brian Smith, 14.776; 6. 16-DJ Foos, 14.834; 7. 5x-Justin Peck, 14.891; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.122; 9. 6-Frank Rodgers, 15.710

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4S-Tyler Street [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 15-Mitch Harble [7]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [10]; 10. 9W-Lance Webb [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 5-Byron Reed [6]; 6. 5H-Jordan Harble [7]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 8. 88N-Frank Neill [10]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 5. O9-Craig Mintz [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 7. 23-Cole Macedo [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 2+-Brian Smith [5]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 4. 15K-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]; 6. 5X-Justin Peck [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 16-DJ Foos [6]; 9. 6-Frank Rodgers [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 4. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 4S-Tyler Street [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5X-Justin Peck [4]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 5H-Jordan Harble [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan [5]; 7. 16-DJ Foos [11]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 9. 23-Cole Macedo [7]; 10. 17-Josh Baughman [14]; 11. 2-Ricky Peterson [19]; 12. 21N-Frankie Nervo [15]; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde [18]; 15. 88N-Frank Neill [12]; 16. 6-Frank Rodgers [16]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [13]; 18. 15-Mitch Harble [9]; 19. 9W-Lance Webb [17]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [11]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer [8]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [13]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [25]; 11. 26-Cory Eliason [12]; 12. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [20]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 14. 5X-Justin Peck [21]; 15. 5-Byron Reed [18]; 16. 99-Skylar Gee [22]; 17. 11-Zeb Wise [14]; 18. 5H-Jordan Harble [24]; 19. 4-Cap Henry [7]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz [19]; 21. 4S-Tyler Street [10]; 22. 17-Josh Baughman [26]; 23. 22C-Cole Duncan [23]; 24. 35-Stuart Brubaker [17]; 25. 15K-Chad Kemenah [15]; 26. 3J-Trey Jacobs [16] Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1), Lee Jacobs (2-15), Aaron Reutzel (16-35)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 5, 2020):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 440
2. Buddy Kofoid - 438
3. Paul McMahan - 416
4. Cale Conley - 414
5. Jac Haudenschild - 392
6. Cap Henry - 388
7. Lee Jacobs - 382
8. Skylar Gee - 376
9. Tim Shaffer - 374
10. Greg Wilson - 368

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 5, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2326
2. Cory Eliason - 2196
3. Paul McMahan - 2150
4. Zeb Wise - 2134
5. Greg Wilson - 2032
6. Josh Baughman - 2004
7. Skylar Gee - 1988
8. Tony Stewart - 1702
9. Danny Dietrich - 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (7)

 

 

 

 

Buddy Kofoid earns July 4th Speedweek victory over All Stars at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio (July 4, 2020) - Forced to settle for second after getting overtaken with five laps remaining one night prior at Attica Raceway Park, Penngrove, California’s Buddy Kofoid redeemed himself in a big way during night two of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires, eventually leading all 35 circuits to score a second-ever Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in front of a packed house at Fremont Speedway.

Starting from the pole position by way of dash victory, Kofoid’s campaign at the front of the field was relatively uncontested, with his only real challenges in the form of restarts, three in total, and a long altercation with lapped traffic.

Although a sure-fire favorite in any All Star main event, two-time and defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, was unable to apply any pressure on Kofoid after attaining the second spot on lap 15. Reutzel would drive home second, followed by Cole Duncan, Greg Wilson, and the evening’s fast qualifier, Josh Baughman.

“Yea, shit, I don’t know what to say,” Buddy Kofoid said in Fremont Speedway victory lane, driver of the Ed Neumeister-owned/Gill Construction/Linder’s Speed Equipment/No. 11N sprint car. “Last year if the track was like this, we would have been a podium or a top-five car. The guys have really picked it up and we got our car so good on slick tracks like this. Even at Attica last night, we were so good. I can’t thank Ed Neumeister and everyone enough for what they do for me. They let me come out and have some fun. This is only my third sprint car race this year, so to have a first and a second with the All Stars is pretty damn cool.”

Despite a pair of red flag stoppages on lap five resulting in an early fuel stop, as well as an additional caution on lap 15, it was smooth sailing for Kofoid at the front of the field, and with the first-half cautions negating any chances for traffic, it was not until lap 23 when the frontrunners reached slower cars for the first time.

By lap 27, traffic intensified, now stacked-up two and three wide in front of Kofoid and second-place running Aaron Reutzel. In a desperate attempt to navigate by a potential roadblock, Kofoid drove high through turns three and four and passed two lappers at once, clearing the pair just before completing lap 28. The move essentially sealed the deal for Kofoid, opening up to a near-straightaway advantage by the 35th and final circuit.

“We had some lapped cars there at the end that kinda made things a little interesting, but I was able to get them,” Kofoid continued. “I knew once we had some cars behind us, I figured it would maybe take some time for the guys behind me to get them.

“I have to leave after Monday to go run the (Keith Kunz Motorsports) midget, so hopefully some of you guys will watch the midget race, too!”

The $5,000 All Star triumph was Kofoid’s first at Fremont Speedway, with his first-ever All Star victory taking shape at Wayne County Speedway during the 2019 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

What’s Next:
The 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires will continue on Sunday evening, July 5, with a second consecutive visit to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. For those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Fremont Speedway, please visit online at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Fremont Speedway - July 4, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 40
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 13.110
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Josh Baughman - 12.841
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Cale Conley
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Greg Wilson
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Cole Duncan
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Buddy Kofoid
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Josh Baughman
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Trey Jacobs
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Nate Dussel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Buddy Kofoid
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Cap Henry (+10)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.179; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 13.209; 3. 5-Byron Reed, 13.247; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.256; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.302; 6. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 13.331; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.391; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.520; 9. 15-Mitch Harble, 13.536; 10. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.627

Group (B)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.841; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.104; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.473; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.493; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.502; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.560; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.646; 8. 4-Cap Henry, 13.720; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.783; 10. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 13.992

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.329; 2. 77I-John Ivy, 13.541; 3. 16-DJ Foos, 13.614; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.714; 5. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.904; 6. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.909; 7. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.025; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.037; 9. 5h-Jordan Harble, 14.242; 10. 4S-Tyler Street, 14.282

Group (D)
1. 5K-Adam Kekich, 13.436; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.541; 3. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.557; 4. 70-Sye Lynch, 13.720; 5. 5x-Justin Peck, 13.735; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.801; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.847; 8. 9j-Dean Jacobs, 14.051; 9. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.062; 10. 6-Frank Rodgers, 14.638

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [3]; 3. 5-Byron Reed [2]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 5. 19R-Jordan Ryan [6]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 8. 2+-Brian Smith [10]; 9. 15-Mitch Harble [9]; 10. 22B-Ryan Broughton [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 28-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 6. 4-Cap Henry [8]; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [10]; 10. 2L-Landon Lalonde [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 16-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 15K-Chad Kemenah [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 77I-John Ivy [3]; 6. 1-Nate Dussel [7]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 8. 4S-Tyler Street [10]; 9. 23-Cole Macedo [6]; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 2. 5K-Adam Kekich [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 8. 6-Frank Rodgers [10]; 9. 70-Sye Lynch [1]; 10. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [2]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 28-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 5K-Adam Kekich [4]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 11-Zeb Wise [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 2. 4-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs [5]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [4]; 6. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [18]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [10]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [11]; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 11. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 12. 15-Mitch Harble [14]; 13. 21N-Frankie Nervo [17]; 14. 2L-Landon Lalonde [19]; 15. 4S-Tyler Street [12]; 16. 6-Frank Rodgers [13]; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton [2]; 18. 23-Cole Macedo [16]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [11]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 10. 28-Tim Shaffer [7]; 11. 5-Byron Reed [13]; 12. 4-Cap Henry [22]; 13. 15K-Chad Kemenah [15]; 14. 3J-Trey Jacobs [21]; 15. 26-Cory Eliason [16]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [17]; 17. 19R-Jordan Ryan [18]; 18. 5K-Adam Kekich [6]; 19. 8M-TJ Michael [23]; 20. 9J-Dean Jacobs [24]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs [20]; 22. 11-Zeb Wise [10]; 23. 16-DJ Foos [12]; 24. 77I-John Ivy [19] Lap Leaders: Buddy Kofoid (1-35)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 4, 2020):
1. Buddy Kofoid - 296
2. Aaron Reutzel - 290
3. Greg Wilson - 278
4. Cap Henry - 276
5. Cale Conley - 274
6. Paul McMahan - 270
7. Jac Haudenschild - 268
8. Josh Baughman - 262
9. Skylar Gee - 258
10. Lee Jacobs - 238

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 4, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 2176
2. Cory Eliason - 2068
3. Zeb Wise - 2018
4. Paul McMahan - 2004
5. Greg Wilson - 1902
6. Josh Baughman - 1898
7. Skylar Gee - 1870
8. Tony Stewart - 1702
9. Danny Dietrich - 1678
10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)
SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry
SW: Fremont Speedway, Ohio (7/4/2020): Buddy Kofoid

 

 

Cap Henry earns second-ever All Star victory in Ohio Sprint Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (July 3, 2020) - For the second time in his career, and for the first time at Attica Raceway Park, Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so over a stout contingent of 46 entries during night one of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

Impressive, nonetheless, Henry’s route to Attica Raceway Park victory lane commenced from the third row, forced to work his way to the front twice while fending off former All Star winner and California standout, Buddy Kofoid, as well as two-time All Star champion and current Series point leader, Aaron Reutzel. Henry’s second and final takeover occurred on lap 35, using the last inch of Attica’s bottom groove to sneak under Kofoid as the pair battled off of turn four.

Kofoid chased Henry to the final checkers, followed by Reutzel, Cale Thomas and Cale Conley.

“Brett and Patty Lane gave me a great opportunity here and we continue to make the most of it. Zack (Meyers) came on board last year and this is incredible,” Cap Henry said, driver of the Brett and Patty Lane-owned/Dragon’s Milk White/Beer Barrel Bourbon/Pro Auto Wraps/FK Rod Ends/No. 4 sprint car. “I’ve come so close to winning one of these speedweek races here and to finally knock one off is so cool.”

Starting from the fifth position, Henry’s initial jump proved to be beneficial, using momentum to slip his way into third before the completion of lap one. Aaron Reutzel, fresh off of a win at Volunteer Speedway, led the field from the outside-pole.

By the end of lap three, Henry had powered by Kofoid to take control of second, now setting his aim on the defending All Star champion. Inching closer and closer as the laps clicked down, Henry was in position to take the lead for the first time on lap 12, eventually cruising by Reutzel on the bottom just as the leaders were approaching slower traffic. Kofoid mimicked Henry’s move and also powered by Reutzel to take second on lap 15.

The 40-lap main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap 21 ultimately setting up a single-file restart. A better launch for Kofoid proved to be a benefactor for the Penngrove, California-native, using the top of turns one and two to slingshot around Henry before pinching off the No. 4 in turn three.

Although Kofoid was able to maintain composure and keep command, Henry never lost sight of the Ed Neumeister-owned entry and kept himself within striking distance. By lap 35, Henry was ready to pounce again, this time squeezing by Kofoid on the bottom of turn four.

Despite one last encounter with traffic, Henry held tough, driving away to a $5,000 payday.

“Once Buddy (Kofoid) got back by me, I just needed to settle down and get back into my rhythm,” Henry continued. “I kept trying to get lower and lower, all while avoiding the infield tires. I just had to be patient. Lucky for me, our car was great on those long runs. We ended up getting back to him just in time.

“I really wasn’t sure what to do for that restart. I heard (Kofoid) and then I saw him, then I knew I was in trouble. I just had to get settled down and rely on my car on those long runs.”

What’s Next: The 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires will continue on Independence Day - Saturday, July 4 - at the legendary Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The northwest Ohio facility will host two rounds of Speedweek with the second taking shape the following evening, Sunday, July 5. Each round will award $5,000 paydays. For those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Fremont Speedway, please visit online at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Online Coverage: Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - July 3, 2020: Event: Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Entries: 46 C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cale Thomas - 12.808 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Buddy Kofoid - 12.696 Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cale Thomas Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Jac Haudenschild Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Craig Mintz Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Cap Henry Computer Man C-Main Winner: Brinton Marvel Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Buddy Kofoid Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts Dash #2 Winner: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: DJ Foos Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Sye Lynch Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Cap Henry Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+16)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid, 12.696; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.894; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 12.987; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.043; 5. 1-Nate Dussel, 13.104; 6. 70-Sye Lynch, 13.113; 7. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.135; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.351; 9. 27Z-Zane DeVault, 13.365; 10. 9W-Lance Webb, 14.394

Group (B) 1. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.224; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.235; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.263; 4. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.266; 5. 23-Cole Macedo, 13.280; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.280; 7. 14-Chris Andrews, 13.343; 8. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 14.335; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson, 15.718

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.860; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.168; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.271; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.401; 5. 7BC-Tyler Courtney, 13.559; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.631; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel, 13.718; 8. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.887; 9. 77I-John Ivy, 13.954

Group (D) 1. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.192; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.565; 3. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.739; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.938; 5. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.281; 6. 4S-Tyler Street, 14.302; 7. 5-Byron Reed, 14.330; 8. 19R-Jordan Ryan, 14.364; 9. 88N-Frank Niell, 15.071

Group (E) 1. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.841; 2. 16-DJ Foos, 13.937; 3. 4-Cap Henry, 13.954; 4. 83M-Broc Martin, 14.460; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.505; 6. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.531; 7. 41-Thomas Schinderle, 14.640; 8. 15-Mitch Harble, 14.656; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan, 15.288

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 4. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 5. 1-Nate Dussel [5]; 6. 15K-Chad Kemenah [7]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 8. 70-Sye Lynch [6]; 9. 9W-Lance Webb [10]; 10. 27Z-Zane DeVault [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 68G-Tyler Gunn [6]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [3]; 6. 14-Chris Andrews [7]; 7. 23-Cole Macedo [5]; 8. 5J-Jake Hesson [9]; 9. 2L-Landon Lalonde [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 7. 77I-John Ivy [9]; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel [7]; 9. 97-Max Stambaugh [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 9J-Dean Jacobs [5]; 6. 5-Byron Reed [7]; 7. 19R-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 88N-Frank Niell [9]; 9. 4S-Tyler Street [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 83M-Broc Martin [1]; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [5]; 5. 16-DJ Foos [3]; 6. 41-Thomas Schinderle [7]; 7. 15-Mitch Harble [8]; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 9. 7-Dylan Kingan [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 6. O9-Craig Mintz [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 21-Brinton Marvel [1]; 2. 5J-Jake Hesson [4]; 3. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7]; 4. 21N-Frankie Nervo [2]; 5. 97-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 9W-Lance Webb [8]; 7. 7-Dylan Kingan [9]; 8. 88N-Frank Niell [3]; 9. 4S-Tyler Street [6]; 10. 27Z-Zane DeVault [10]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 16-DJ Foos [5]; 2. 1-Nate Dussel [1]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs [6]; 5. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [3]; 7. 5-Byron Reed [10]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13]; 9. 14-Chris Andrews [8]; 10. 23-Cole Macedo [12]; 11. 19R-Jordan Ryan [15]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [9]; 13. 15-Mitch Harble [16]; 14. 21-Brinton Marvel [17]; 15. 5J-Jake Hesson [18]; 16. 77I-John Ivy [14]; 17. 15K-Chad Kemenah [7]; 18. 41-Thomas Schinderle [11]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 4-Cap Henry [5]; 2. 11N-Buddy Kofoid [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 5. 3C-Cale Conley [9]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [23]; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker [12]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 11. O9-Craig Mintz [11]; 12. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 13. 16-DJ Foos [21]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 15. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 16. 9J-Dean Jacobs [24]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 18. 26-Cory Eliason [19]; 19. 68G-Tyler Gunn [16]; 20. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [18]; 21. 28-Tim Shaffer [15]; 22. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [20]; 23. 1-Nate Dussel [22]; 24. 83M-Broc Martin [14] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-11), Cap Henry (12-20), Buddy Kofoid (21-34), Cap Henry (35-40)

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Standings: (As of July 3, 2020): 1. Cap Henry - 150 2. Buddy Kofoid - 146 3. Aaron Reutzel - 144 4. Cale Thomas - 142 5. Cale Conley - 140 6. Paul McMahan - 138 7. Greg Wilson - 136 8. Stuart Brubaker - 134 9. Jac Haudenschild - 132 10. Lee Jacobs - 130

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of July 3, 2020) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 2030 2. Cory Eliason - 1948 3. Zeb Wise - 1912 4. Paul McMahan - 1872 5. Greg Wilson - 1760 6. Josh Baughman - 1758 7. Skylar Gee - 1732 8. Tony Stewart - 1702 9. Danny Dietrich - 1678 10. Brock Zearfoss - 1632

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3) Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4) 81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2) Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3) Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4) Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5) Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6) SW: Attica Raceway Park, Ohio (7/3/2020): Cap Henry

 

 

Port Royal’s Bob Weikert Memorial featuring All Stars set for July 18-19; Williams Grove’s Hinnershitz opens weekend on July 17

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 2, 2020) - Originally scheduled to be headlined during Memorial Day weekend, Port Royal Speedway’s Bob Weikert Memorial found a new home on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule and will now be featured on Saturday and Sunday, July 18-19. An unofficial precursor to the upcoming two-day Tuscarora 50 in mid-September, the 2020 Bob Weikert Memorial will award a pair of $10,000 top prizes.

Adding an extra kick to their visit to the Keystone State, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will launch the mid-July weekend with a visit to Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg on Friday evening, July 17. Honoring the ‘Flying Farmer’ Tommy Hinnershitz, the Friday night showcase will award a $5,000 payday, also featuring the 358 sprint cars on the evening card. In addition, the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will be a Hoosier Diamond Series event for the 410 sprint cars.

The All Star Circuit of Champions and Pennsylvania Posse battled at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ once already in 2020 with Dillsburg’s Anthony Macri earning the $6,000 payday. Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson, the 2020 USAC Indiana Midget Week champion, drove home second to Macri, followed by Danny Dietrich, Aaron Reutzel and Brent Marks.

The Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial will feature the All Stars at Williams Grove Speedway for the first time in 2020.

The Bob Weikert Memorial and Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial weekend will pad an impressive July slate for the traveling All Stars, all of which kicking-off with the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires. The Speedweek schedule, activating, officially, on Friday evening, July 3, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, features nine events at seven Ohio facilities, all conducted over a ten-day span. Each event on the Speedweek campaign will award no less than $5,000 highlighted with the Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park worth $15,554 to the winner.

Gate times and ticket prices for the Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will be available in the coming days. Fans interested should stay alert online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Those wanting to learn more about the upcoming Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway can do so by visiting Williams Grove online at www.williamsgrove.com.

For those who can not make the journey to Pennsylvania, or Ohio for Ohio Sprint Speedweek, FloRacing, the official media partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will be on hand to capture live action.

Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 27, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1886
2. Cory Eliason - 1834
3. Zeb Wise - 1786
4. Paul McMahan - 1734
5. Tony Stewart - 1702
6. Danny Dietrich - 1678
7. Josh Baughman - 1636
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1632
9. Greg Wilson - 1624
10. Skylar Gee - 1612

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)

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.

 

 

All Stars to visit Wisconsin and Iowa on July 30-August 1; Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race to kick-off weekend at Plymouth Dirt Track

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 29, 2020) - Although a slight shuffle in destinations from the original weekend agenda, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will invade areas within Wisconsin and Iowa during the final days of July and the first weekend of August, setting aim on three tracks over a three-day time lapse, all of which kicking-off with the highly sought after Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Thursday, July 30. Originally scheduled for late-May, the second-ever Rayce Rudeen Foundation event will award a $26,000 top prize; the second-largest paying program on the 2020 All Star schedule.

Trekking southwest into the Hawkeye State, the weekend will continue with a visit to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Friday, July 31. Originally slated to take the Sunday, August 2, slot during the All Star invasion of Iowa, but now replacing Jackson Motorplex’s original date, 34 Raceway’s visit will feature the All Star Circuit of Champions for only the fifth time in Series history, most recently on July 28, 2019, for the inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race that awarded a $26,000 payday. Three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart, was the victor.

Needing no formal introduction, the three-race sweep will conclude with a visit to the Sprint Car Capital of the World, Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, August 1 for Weiler Night with the Ollie's Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. Teams represented will battle on the world-famous half-mile for a $5,000 top prize. Fresno, California’s Gio Scelzi scored the 2019 Knoxville Raceway victory featuring Tony Stewart’s All Stars, topping a field of 48 entries for a first-ever Series win.

With the intent to build a four-race weekend through the Midwest, All Star Circuit of Champions officials are working hard to find a destination for Sunday, August 2. Details regarding an added event will be shared when they become available. A visit to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota, may be an option for Sunday.

For those who can not make the journey to Wisconsin and Iowa, FloRacing, the official media partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will be on hand to capture all of the action live. Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 27, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1886
2. Cory Eliason - 1834
3. Zeb Wise - 1786
4. Paul McMahan - 1734
5. Tony Stewart - 1702
6. Danny Dietrich - 1678
7. Josh Baughman - 1636
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1632
9. Greg Wilson - 1624
10. Skylar Gee - 1612

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)

 

 

Impending forecast forces All Stars to cancel Sunday appearance at Volunteer Speedway

BULLS GAP, Tenn. (June 28, 2020) - Due to high percentages of precipitation throughout much of the day on Sunday, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Volunteer Speedway officials have decided to cancel Sunday’s portion of the Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. Advance ticket holders will be refunded automatically.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition at Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, July 3, for round one of the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 27, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1886
2. Cory Eliason - 1834
3. Zeb Wise - 1786
4. Paul McMahan - 1734
5. Tony Stewart - 1702
6. Danny Dietrich - 1678
7. Josh Baughman - 1636
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1632
9. Greg Wilson - 1624
10. Skylar Gee - 1612

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)


 

Aaron Reutzel tracks down Cory Eliason to score Volunteer Speedway victory

BULLS GAP, Tenn. (June 27, 2020) - It took fifth-starting Aaron Reutzel 23 circuits to track down Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship rival Cory Eliason, but once the Clute, Texas-native secured the top spot on lap 24, the Texas Sprint Car Nationals main event on the highbanks of Volunteer Speedway was as good as complete. Although forced to endure a green-white-checkered finish, Reutzel’s dominance was clear, eventually escaping to a two-second advantage in just two trips around the speedway.

A sweet ending to a bitter night for the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports team, Reutzel was forced to change motors after his respective hot lap session, only to be caught-up in an incident during the evening’s dash. The familiar No. 87 did restart the dash, but had to settle with a fifth-place result.

The $5,000 triumph, a first-ever for Reutzel at Volunteer and a first-ever as a full-time All Star in the state of Tennessee, bumped Reutzel’s 2020 win tally to six during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, continuing his chase toward a third consecutive Series title.

Eliason, who led the first 23 laps before losing the top spot to Reutzel, held on to finish second at Volunteer on Saturday night, followed by Nashville’s Paul McMahan and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart.

“Everyone always talks about how good their team is, but I have the best team in the pit area. This was definitely a tough night,” Aaron Reutzel boasted in Volunteer Speedway victory lane, backed by Folkens Brothers Trucking, Fischer Body Shop, Ti22, and Hollywood Blasting. “We had to do so much tonight, but they never gave up and continued to work hard no matter what was thrown at them. They proved why we won the championship the last two years. My team won this race tonight.”

Utilizing the outside-front row starting spot, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason jumped to the early advantage, quickly driving away from Paul McMahan, Sye Lynch and Tony Stewart. In fact, Eliason’s only challenge during the first 15 laps of the 30-lap contest was in the form of lapped traffic, which came into play for the first time on lap nine. At the time, Reutzel was battling in the fifth position, eventually earning a spot over Stewart to claim fourth on lap 13. Two circuits later, Reutzel was on the move again, this time working by the Pete Grove-owned entry occupied by Sye Lynch.

Working the very topside of turns one and two, and sneaking through the middle and very bottom of turns three and four, Reutzel powered his way around McMahan to take second on lap 20, this time using a slide job between turns one and two to secure the position.

Despite Eliason’s attempt to escape in traffic, Reutzel’s momentum was too powerful to overcome, as the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry cut the near-straightaway lead to less than a car length by lap 22. One circuit later, Reutzel made his first bid for the lead, and although the slider did not stick, a slider the following lap would, driving by Eliason at the exit of turn two on lap 24.

The main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap 29 forcing the aforementioned green-white-checkered finish.

“You could only drive into the corner so hard above the cushion because you would just slide to the fence,” Reutzel continued. “There was only one piece of moisture in that whole corner and that was right along the bottom. When I went in and turned down, I could get a good run down the front stretch. I just kept digging at it and digging at it and I was able to make up some time on people. We were able to track down (Eliason) without a caution and that’s just a statement of how good we were.”

“We were good in one and two, but we struggled in three and four. That’s where Aaron (Reutzel) beat us,” Cory Eliason said, driver of Rudeen Racing No. 26. “He was able to carry momentum a lot better than I could. We are getting a lot closer to where we need to be. This kinda happened to me in Australia where I finished on the podium twelve or so times in a row before I finally won one. Sometimes finishing second can get frustrating. Hats off to my team. We were fast all night.”

As an added bonus for Reutzel, his feature performance also secured the evening’s Hercules Tires Hard Charger Award.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their weekend in the Volunteer State with a second consecutive appearance at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, on Sunday, June 28. The Texas Sprint Car Nationals finale will award a $5,000 top prize.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volunteer Speedway- June 27, 2020:
Event: Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals
Entries: 17
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 11.265
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cory Eliason - 11.176
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Aaron Reutzel
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Sye Lynch
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Brinton Marvel
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Paul McMahan
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel (+4)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.176; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.440; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.469; 4. 11-Zeb Wise, 11.482; 5. 19-Paige Polyak, 11.497; 6. 22-Cole Duncan, 11.539; 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.600; 8. 70-Sye Lynch, 11.630; 9. 21-Brinton Marvel, 11.653; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.722; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.773; 12. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.893; 13. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.928; 14. 1st-Steve Surniak, 11.984; 15. 23-Lance Moss, 99.100; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 99.200; 17. iO7-Mark Coldren, 99.300

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]

Heat #2 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 70-Sye Lynch [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 19-Paige Polyak [3]; 5. 1ST-Steve Surniak [5]; 6. iO7-Mark Coldren [6]

Heat #3 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 21-Brinton Marvel [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 23-Lance Moss [5]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 4. 70-Sye Lynch [5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 8. 19-Paige Polyak [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 70-Sye Lynch [4]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [8]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [10]; 9. 1ST-Steve Surniak [13]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 11. 22-Cole Duncan [11]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [12]; 13. 21-Brinton Marvel [7]; 14. IO7-Mark Coldren [15]; 15. 23-Lance Moss [14]; 16. 22B-Ryan Broughton [16]; 17. 19-Paige Polyak [17] Leaders: Cory Eliason (1-23), Aaron Reutzel (24-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 27, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1886
2. Cory Eliason - 1834
3. Zeb Wise - 1786
4. Paul McMahan - 1734
5. Tony Stewart - 1702
6. Danny Dietrich - 1678
7. Josh Baughman - 1636
8. Brock Zearfoss - 1632
9. Greg Wilson - 1624
10. Skylar Gee - 1612

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri
Volunteer Speedway, Tenn. (6/27/2020): Aaron Reutzel (6)

 

Anthony Macri outruns field in Port Royal’s Keith Kauffman Classic for first-ever All Star victory

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (June 24, 2020) - For the first time in his young career, Dillsburg, Pennsylvania’s Anthony Macri is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so, in unbelievable form, during Port Royal Speedway’s annual Keith Kauffman Classic on Wednesday, June 24. The victory, earning Macri $6,000 in the process, was accomplished in flawless fashion, eventually outrunning the entire field, including a late-charging Kyle Larson, by just under four seconds.

Macri started from the pole position and led every circuit of the 30-lap main event, navigating through waves of intense traffic with ease, and in certain periods, separated himself from the field by upwards of four lapped cars.

“I don’t even know what to say,” Anthony Macri said in victory lane, driver of the Macri Concrete/J&S Fabrication/No. 39M sprint car. “We threw some stuff at (the car) for the dash and we weren’t even sure it was going to work, but clearly it showed that it worked in the dash. So all we did was add some fuel and let her eat in the feature.”

Although imposing no threat on Macri, Kyle Larson, Danny Dietrich, Aaron Reutzel, Brent Marks, and Brock Zearfoss all battled within the top-five over the course of the Keith Kauffman contest, swapping positions on several occasions. It was not until a caution on lap 22, brought out for a slowing Zearfoss, that allowed a few of the teams to find their true finishing potential. In fact, the ensuing restart propelled Larson from fourth to second, banging the boards on the top edge of the speedway to drive around Dietrich and Reutzel on laps 24 and 25, respectively.

A final lap maneuver by Dietrich to get around Reutzel allowed the Gettysburg-native to claim third at the line, followed by Reutzel and Brent Marks.

The All Star triumph included, Macri has now won three-in-a-row at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace.’

“My team has given me a great car over the last few weeks. I could put the car wherever I wanted,” Macri continued, who earned his pole position by way of dash victory; he started fifth. “I know the fast lane is normally the top of turns one and two, and it normally cleans off in turns three and four on the bottom. After about 15 laps, I pretty much killed my tires. I was actually on defensive mode for a little while just hoping they weren’t going to blow by me. I was trying to push hard through traffic, but I was happy to see the yellows just so I could have some clean air. I knew I could drive the car as hard as I could.

“The month we spent out on the road this year really changed me as a driver. I came back here and I’m ready to win.”

What’s Next:
Diving deep into the heart of Dixie, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2020 championship campaign with a doubleheader on the highbanks of Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28. Dubbed the Food City presents the Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals, the Bulls Gap invasion will feature back-to-back $5,000-to-win main events, also awarding points toward the season-ending championship purse.

Although the Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals visit will be a first during Tony Stewart’s tenure as owner of the All Stars, it is certainly not the first stop in Series history, most recently invading the northern Tennessee facility on March 19-20, 2010, with Joey Saldana and Jason Meyers each earning feature wins.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - June 24, 2020:
Event: Keith Kauffman Classic
Entries: 35
C&R Racing Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 17.789
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brock Zearfoss - 16.531
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Mike Wagner
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: TJ Stutts
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Brent Marks
Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Tyler Reeser
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash #1 Winner: Anthony Macri
Kear's Speed Shop Dash #2 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Tony Stewart
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Jared Esh
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Anthony Macri
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Dylan Cisney (+9)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.531; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.815; 3. 11-Zeb Wise, 16.951; 4. 55-Mike Wagner, 16.967; 5. 5c-Dylan Cisney, 17.012; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.117; 7. 33-Jared Esh, 17.256; 8. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.283; 9. 70-Sye Lynch, 18.168

Group (B)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.773; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.875; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.888; 4. 2-AJ Flick, 16.990; 5. 91-Tony Fiore, 17.100; 6. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.168; 7. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni, 17.495; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach, 17.664; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 18.395

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.632; 2. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.680; 3. 5-Brent Marks, 16.777; 4. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.871; 5. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.252; 6. 39-Cale Thomas, 17.305; 7. 98-Kyle Reinhardt, 17.371; 8. 57J-Jeff MIller, 17.417; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.622

Group (D)
1. 17-Josh Baughman, 16.628; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.680; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 16.822; 4. 35-Tyler Reeser, 17.165; 5. 24w-Lucas Wolfe, 17.271; 6. 12B-Robert Ballou, 17.331; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.362; 8. 25-Tyler Bear, 17.397

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 5C-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 9. 70-Sye Lynch [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [1]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [6]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach [8]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 7. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 9. 91-Tony Fiore [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5-Brent Marks [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [3]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [1]; 5. 39-Cale Thomas [6]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [5]; 7. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]; 9. 57J-Jeff MIller [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 35-Tyler Reeser [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 7. 25-Tyler Bear [8]; 8. 12B-Robert Ballou [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 55-Mike Wagner [3]; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 5-Brent Marks [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Reeser [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 91-Tony Fiore [2]; 3. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [7]; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 5. 33-Jared Esh [4]; 6. 25-Tyler Bear [8]; 7. 24W-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [13]; 9. 10-Paulie Colagiovanni [9]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 11. 57J-Jeff MIller [14]; 12. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 13. 12B-Robert Ballou [11]; 14. 70-Sye Lynch [15]; 15. 47K-Kody Lehman [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [6]; 6. 55-Mike Wagner [7]; 7. 5C-Dylan Cisney [16]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 9. 11T-TJ Stutts [9]; 10. 51-Freddie Rahmer [17]; 11. 35-Tyler Reeser [8]; 12. 1-Logan Wagner [15]; 13. 11-Zeb Wise [13]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman [10]; 15. 39-Cale Thomas [18]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 17. 12-Blane Heimbach [20]; 18. 2-AJ Flick [14]; 19. 98-Kyle Reinhardt [23]; 20. 20-Ryan Taylor [24]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [25]; 22. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 23. 24-Rico Abreu [12]; 24. 91-Tony Fiore [22]; 25. 25-Tyler Bear [27]; 26. 57J-Jeff MIller [28]; 27. O7-Gerard McIntyre [19]; 28. 70-Sye Lynch [26] Lap Leaders: Anthony Macri (1-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 24, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1736
2. Cory Eliason - 1688
3. Danny Dietrich - 1678
4. Zeb Wise - 1648
5. Brock Zearfoss - 1632
6. Paul McMahan - 1590
7. Tony Stewart - 1560
8. Josh Baughman - 1500
9. Greg Wilson - 1494
10. Skylar Gee - 1486

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (6/24/2020): Anthony Macri

 

 

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires commences July 3 at Attica Raceway Park

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 22, 2020) - The 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 is finally set in stone and will commence, officially, on Friday evening, July 3, at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. Complete with nine events over a ten-day span, visiting seven tracks throughout the Buckeye State in the process, Ohio Sprint Speedweek will be as demanding as ever. The nine-race campaign not only boasts an action-packed agenda, but the annual spectacle will attract some of the nation’s finest open wheel competitors, all chasing a chunk of the $11,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek points fund, $4,000 of which being awarded to the Speedweek champion.

After a Friday night visit to the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing,’ Speedweek will continue with a doubleheader at Fremont Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5, followed by a takeover at Orrville’s Wayne County Speedway on Monday, July 6. All four programs during the opening weekend of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will award $5,000 top prizes.

A scheduled rain date of Tuesday, July 7, will separate the first four Speedweek programs from the last five with action hitting high gear once again at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles on Wednesday, July 8. The trip to southern Ohio will be flanked by a stop at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville on Thursday, July 9. Like the first four events on the schedule, action at Brushcreek and Muskingum will award $5,000 paydays.

The ten-day trek throughout the Buckeye State will cap with a three-race stretch of high dollar events, the first being the coveted $15,554-to-win Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday, July 10. A previously scheduled Sharon Speedway doubleheader, featuring the annual Lou Blaney Memorial and the sought-after Justin Snyder’s Salute to the Troops, will conclude Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12. The Lou Blaney Memorial and Salute to the Troops will each award $6,000 top prizes.

A stout contingent of full-time All Stars will take-on Ohio’s finest, as well as a number of expected outside invaders, during the nine-race Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule including two-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions champion and 2020 leading winner, Aaron Reutzel.

Including a pair of victory lane appearances in Florida, Reutzel sits on top of the Series driver standings with five victories, holding a 40-point cushion over Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason. Reutzel’s most recent victory occurred in his home state of Texas, conquering action at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore on Saturday, June 13.

Like Reutzel, Eliason will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek with a competitive edge, earning eight top-ten finishes during the first ten point-earning All Star starts of 2020. Including non-point action in Florida, Eliason has been on the podium eight times, finishing second during three of those eight podium runs.

Monarch Motor Speedway winner, Danny Dietrich is currently third in the All Star driver standings, followed by Southern Oklahoma Speedway winner, Brock Zearfoss, Rookie of the Year contender, Zeb Wise, All Star veteran and Nashville-native, Paul McMahan, Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart, former two-time All Star champion, Greg Wilson, Canadian hotshot, Skylar Gee, and former ASCS National Tour winner, Josh Baughman.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

2020 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires Schedule:
Friday, July 3 - Attica Raceway Park - $5,000-to-win
Saturday, July 4 - Fremont Speedway - $5,000-to-win
Sunday, July 5 – Fremont Speedway - $5,000-to-win
Monday, July 6 - Wayne County Speedway - $5,000-to-win
Tuesday, July 7 – Rain Date
Wednesday, July 8 - Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - $5,000-to-win
Thursday, July 9 - Muskingum County Speedway - $5,000-to-win
Friday, July 10 - Portsmouth Raceway Park - $15,554-to-win
Saturday, July 11 - Sharon Speedway - $6,000-to-win
Sunday, July 12 - Sharon Speedway - $6,000-to-win

2020 Ohio Sprint Speedweek 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

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 22, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1594
2. Cory Eliason - 1554
3. Danny Dietrich - 1534
4. Brock Zearfoss - 1526
5. Zeb Wise - 1524
6. Paul McMahan - 1482
7. Tony Stewart - 1442
8. Greg Wilson -1404
9. Skylar Gee - 1396
10. Josh Baughman - 1378

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, Louisiana (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi

 

 

 

Dominic Scelzi scores first-ever All Star victory during Thunder Through The Plains finale at Chatham Speedway

CHATHAM, La. (June 14, 2020) - Just 24 hours following his near-tie for second-place at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, eventually resolved over a friendly game of rock-paper-scissors with Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason, Fresno, California’s Dominic Scelzi did two spots better on Sunday evening and scored a first-ever Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory during the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tire finale at Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana.

Including his win, Scelzi ended the eight-race Thunder Through The Plains schedule with five top-five finishes.

“I’ll tell you what man, this is big for me. We’ve really been hitting our strides the last couple of nights and it’s really shown,” Dominic Scelzi said, driver of the SE Inc./Red Rose Transportation/No. 41S sprint car. “Jimmy, Marty, Aaron, Brandon; these guys have really busted their asses this week, going to a bunch of new places we’ve never been to before. I’m not even sure I ever made an All Star dash before this week. For me, this is every bit as big as winning the World Challenge. I have one more mark to add to my resume and that’s an Outlaw win. Hopefully we can do that real soon.”

The $5,000 triumph was accomplished in exciting fashion, first working underneath fellow California-native and race leader, Justin Sanders, at the exit of turn four with eight laps complete, then surviving multiple single-file restarts before holding off two-time All Star champion and Kilgore winner, Aaron Reutzel, in a drag race to the final checkers. The drag race, separated by a mere-.2 seconds, was initiated by a caution and a restart with two circuits remaining.

Justin Sanders, who actually retook command from Scelzi for a single circuit on lap 27, doing so by using the bottom groove to sneak below the familiar No. 41s at the exit of turn four, held on to finish third at Chatham, followed by Zeb Wise and Paul McMahan.

“We were lucky to hang on those last two laps, especially with Aaron (Reutzel) breathing down our neck,” Scelzi continued. “Getting a little love tap at the end from Aaron, and Paul (McMahan) and everyone giving me a thumbs-up, it just goes to show how big of a following and friends I have in this sport. I haven’t won a lot of races, but this is a big one. I just want to thank the big man upstairs. I’m going to get really drunk tonight.”

What’s Next:
After a much needed rest, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2020 campaign with a visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday evening, June 24. The rescheduled Keith Kauffman Classic will be the main attraction awarding a $6,000 top prize. For those seeking additional information, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Chatham Speedway - June 14, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 20
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.988
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.743
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Josh Baughman
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Justin Sanders
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Channin Tankersley
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Justin Sanders
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Dominic Scelzi
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Tony Stewart (+7)

Qualifying

1.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.743; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.761; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.778; 4. 11-Zeb Wise, 12.782; 5. 23B-Brian Bell, 12.832; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.927; 7. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.930; 8. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.975; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.007; 10. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.012; 11. 16A-Justin Sanders, 13.019; 12. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 13.024; 13. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.057; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.086; 15. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.098; 16. 70-Roger Crockett, 13.111; 17. 10m-Morgan Turpen, 13.221; 18. 9-Chase Randall, 13.448; 19. 4-Danny Smith, 13.453; 20. 10-Terry Gray, 14.105;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 70-Roger Crockett [6]; 7. 4-Danny Smith [7]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 16A-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 5. 23B-Brian Bell [3]; 6. 10M-Morgan Turpen [6]; 7. 10-Terry Gray [7]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 17G-Channin Tankersley [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [5]; 6. 9-Chase Randall [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 16A-Justin Sanders [1]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [7]; 7. 23B-Brian Bell [2]; 8. 17G-Channin Tankersley [5]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders [1]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 6. 23B-Brian Bell [7]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [14]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [12]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [11]; 10. 17G-Channin Tankersley [8]; 11. 10M-Morgan Turpen [17]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 13. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 14. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 15. 9-Chase Randall [18]; 16. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 17. 99-Skylar Gee [15]; 18. 70-Roger Crockett [16]; 19. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 20. 10-Terry Gray [20] Lap Leaders: Justin Sanders (1-7), Dominic Scelzi (8-26), Justin Sanders (27), Dominic Scelzi (28-40)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 14, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1594
2. Cory Eliason - 1554
3. Danny Dietrich - 1534
4. Brock Zearfoss - 1526
5. Zeb Wise - 1524
6. Paul McMahan - 1482
7. Tony Stewart - 1442
8. Greg Wilson -1404
9. Skylar Gee - 1396
10. Josh Baughman - 1378

2020 Thunder Through The Plains FINAL Standings: (As of June 14, 2020)
1. Cory Eliason - 1306
2. Aaron Reutzel - 1298
3. Danny Dietrich - 1264
4. Zeb Wise - 1264
5. Dominic Scelzi - 1264
6. Brock Zearfoss - 1246
7. Paul McMahan - 1214
8. Greg Wilson - 1190
9. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1182
10. Tony Stewart - 1180

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)
Chatham Speedway, La. (6/14/2020): Dominic Scelzi

 

 

Aaron Reutzel earns 30th-career All Star victory during visit to Lonestar Speedway

KILGORE, Texas (June 13, 2020) - Performing in true championship form, two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titlist, Aaron Reutzel, put on an impressive performance on Saturday evening during his visit to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, ultimately capping the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires program with a main event victory, the 30th Series win of his career and scoring $5,000 in the process. Padding the stat book, the All Star triumph was a first in his home state of Texas, decimating the field after taking command on lap 10 and crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory just shy of four seconds.

The Lonestar Speedway win resulted in Reutzel’s second trip to victory lane during the Thunder Through The Plains campaign, earning the first over Kyle Larson during a barn burner at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Friday, June 5.

“The last couple of starts have been frustrating, I’m not going to lie. It’s really taken a toll on me. I feel like we’ve been good enough to be a podium car every night, we’ve just had a lot of dumb stuff happen. But my guys never gave up and they continue to do a phenomenal job,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “I hate to say that only our team works their butts off because every team out here works their butts off. We’ve been at the track every night for the past ten nights. Tonight, it just all finally worked out for us. It certainly wouldn’t be possible with my guys, Jim Bob and Dylan, and all of our great partners.”

Lining up fourth on the 30-lap grid by way of dash result, it did not take long for Reutzel to battle his way toward the front, already powering into second by the time the first two laps were checked off the counter. At the time, Cory Eliason maintained the race lead, utilizing the pole position to earn the top spot after the initial start.

By lap nine, Eliason found himself in traffic, nearly getting caught up with a slower car which allowed Reutzel to close-in on the Rudeen Racing entry. The very next circuit, Reutzel made his move, first pulling even with Eliason through turns one and two, all before driving by his fellow All Star full-timer as the pair raced off of turn four. From that point on, it was the ‘Aaron Reutzel Show,’ picking off slower cars one at a time with ease before earning his fifth All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2020 season.

“I’m just trying to represent the great state of Texas the best that I can,” an elated Aaron Reutzel continued, followed by an immediate cheer from the crowd. “To get a win in front of this awesome crowd is phenomenal. I’m glad I could pull it off for my fellow Texans.”

Although Reutzel went on to be unchallenged, Visalia, California’s Cory Eliason was not so fortunate, eventually feeling pressure from third row starter Dominic Scelzi during the closing circuits. Despite failing to get by Eliason, Scelzi certainly made things exciting and fell short of the runner-up spot by less than a ten-thousandths of a second. Refusing to admit he was defeated on-track, Scelzi proceeded to challenge Eliason to a rock-paper-scissors battle in the pit area after the feature was checkered; the result was a tie.

Justin Sanders finished fourth at Lonestar Speedway, followed by the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana, on Sunday, June 14. Those seeking additional information pertaining to the event should visit Chatham Speedway online at www.chathamspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lonestar Speedway - June 13, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 18
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 12.870
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.709
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Skylar Gee
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Justin Sanders
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Cory Eliason
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Zeb Wise (+5)

Qualifying

1.87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.709; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.842; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.894; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.920; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.922; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.957; 7. 70-Roger Crockett, 12.984; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 12.992; 9. 16A-Justin Sanders, 13.016; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.094; 11. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.119; 12. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.168; 13. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.299; 14. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.340; 15. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 13.418; 16. 23B-Brian Bell, 13.590; 17. 4-Danny Smith, 13.651; 18. 4m-Austin Mundie, 14.339;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 70-Roger Crockett [2]; 3. 23B-Brian Bell [6]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [3]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 11-Zeb Wise [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [6]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 16A-Justin Sanders [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [1]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 5. 17G-Channin Tankersley [5]; 6. 4M-Austin Mundie [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [6]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 4. 16A-Justin Sanders [3]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [11]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [12]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 10. 99-Skylar Gee [8]; 11. 70-Roger Crockett [10]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [9]; 13. 17-Josh Baughman [14]; 14. 17G-Channin Tankersley [16]; 15. 23B-Brian Bell [13]; 16. W20-Greg Wilson [15]; 17. 4-Danny Smith [17]; 18. 4M-Austin Mundie [18] Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason (1-9), Aaron Reutzel (10-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 13, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1448
2. Cory Eliason - 1430
3. Danny Dietrich - 1408
4. Brock Zearfoss - 1404
5. Zeb Wise - 1382
6. Paul McMahan - 1342
7. Tony Stewart - 1306
8. Skylar Gee - 1280
9. Greg Wilson - 1272
10. Josh Baughman - 1260

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 13, 2020)
1. Cory Eliason - 1182
2. Aaron Reutzel - 1152
3. Danny Dietrich - 1138
4. Brock Zearfoss - 1124
5. Zeb Wise - 1122
6. Dominic Scelzi - 1114
7. Paul McMahan - 1074
8. Skylar Gee - 1062
9. Greg Wilson - 1058
10. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 1048

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich
Lonestar Speedway, Texas (6/13/2020): Aaron Reutzel (5)

 

 

Danny Dietrich leads all 30 to score All Star victory at Monarch Motor Speedway

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (June 12, 2020) - Improving one position over his Thursday night result at Southern Oklahoma Speedway, ‘Double-D’ Danny Dietrich nearly swept the entire evening program on Friday night at Monarch Motor Speedway, first earning victories during heat race and dash competition, then capping the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires showcase by leading all 30 circuits during the evening’s main event and scoring $5,000 in the process. For Dietrich, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory was his first of the season, simultaneously increasing his career All Star win total to 12.

“My goal coming down here was to win at least one of these races. We were pretty close last night, so to get it done here tonight is pretty awesome,” Danny Dietrich said, 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 Chevrolet Buick GMC/Self Made/No. 48 sprint car. “It has been a pretty demanding week. Getting a win with the All Stars makes the work and the heat totally worth it. Hopefully we get to come back to this place and do it again next year.”

Earning the pole position by way of dash win, Danny Dietrich’s route to Monarch Motor Speedway victory lane was relatively unchallenged, first dealing with a pair of opening lap stoppages before the race could officially commence.

Immediately choosing the cushion over the bottom groove, Dietrich jumped to the early advantage, keeping fellow front row starter Cory Eliason at bay as the duo raced beyond the flagstand to complete the opening lap.

Continuing to zing the top of the speedway, Dietrich and Eliason met traffic for the first time on lap 12, thus allowing Eliason to close the gap on Dietrich ever so slightly. Traffic continued to be a factor over the next several circuits, ultimately intensifying with cars stacked two and three wide by lap 21. Although Dietrich did his best to lose Eliason among the slower cars, the driver of the Rudeen Racing entry held on and kept pace with the Gettysburg-native, driving himself within a few car lengths of Dietrich’s back bumper.

Eventually finding his way back to clean air, Dietrich quickly picked up the pace and sailed home, increasing his lead to just shy of three seconds by the time the final checkers waved.

Besides the pair of red flag incidents on the opening lap, the first for Premier Motorsports’ Justin Peck and the second for a multi-car pileup on the front straightaway, the evening’s 30-lapper would go on to be caution free.

“I just want to thank my car owner, Gary Kauffman, for allowing this trip to happen. There are a lot of great people who support this race team and we wouldn’t be in this position without them,” Dietrich continued. “We still have two nights to go, so hopefully we can do this again and give our fans back home something to be even more proud of.”

Cory Eliason would finish second at Monarch Motor Speedway, followed by Southern Oklahoma winner Brock Zearfoss, Roger Crockett, and Dominic Scelzi.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, June 13. Time trials are set to hit the speedway at 7:30 p.m, followed by racing at 8 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the All Star visit to Lonestar Speedway should visit the facility online at www.lonestarspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Monarch Motor Speedway - June 12, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 21
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Scott Bogucki - 11.777
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.281
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Danny Dietrich
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Skylar Gee
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Danny Dietrich
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Danny Dietrich
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Skylar Gee (+12)

Qualifying
1.87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.281; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 11.596; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki, 11.606; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.624; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 11.636; 6. 11X-John Carney, 11.673; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.673; 8. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.685; 9. 1X-Jake Bubak, 11.705; 10. 11c-Roger Crockett, 11.708; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.728; 12. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.806; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 11.824; 14. 16A-Justin Sanders, 11.832; 15. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 11.887; 16. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.931; 17. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.990; 18. 23B-Brian Bell, 12.041; 19. 9$-Kyle Clark, 12.124; 20. 4-Danny Smith, 12.484; 21. 70-Justin Peck, ---;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 11C-Roger Crockett [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [5]; 6. 9$-Kyle Clark [7]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [6]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders [5]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 7. 4-Danny Smith [7]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [5]; 3. 11X-John Carney [3]; 4. 23B-Brian Bell [6]; 5. 70-Justin Peck [7]; 6. 28-Scott Bogucki [4]; 7. 1X-Jake Bubak [2]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 6. 28-Scott Bogucki [5]; 7. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 11C-Roger Crockett [7]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [9]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [18]; 7. 23B-Brian Bell [12]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [20]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [15]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 13. 11X-John Carney [10]; 14. 16A-Justin Sanders [11]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 16. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 17. 1X-Jake Bubak [17]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [13]; 19. 70-Justin Peck [14]; 20. 9$-Kyle Clark [16] Lap Leaders: Danny Dietrich (1-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 12, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1298
2. Cory Eliason - 1284
3. Danny Dietrich - 1282
4. Brock Zearfoss - 1264
5. Zeb Wise - 1244
6. Paul McMahan - 1210
7. Justin Peck - 1176
8. Tony Stewart - 1170
9. Greg Wilson -1154
10. Skylar Gee - 1150

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 12, 2020)
1. Cory Eliason - 1036
2. Danny Dietrich - 1012
3. Aaron Reutzel - 1002
4. Zeb Wise - 984
5. Brock Zearfoss - 984
6. Dominic Scelzi - 970
7. Paul McMahan - 942
8. Greg Wilson - 940
9. Justin Peck - 936
10. Skylar Gee - 932

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss
Monarch Motor Speedway, Texas (6/12/2020): Danny Dietrich

 

 

Brock Zearfoss bests field at Southern Oklahoma Speedway for first All Star victory of 2020

ARDMORE, Okla. (June 12, 2020) - For the first time in 2020, and for the fourth time in his career, the ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, this time reigning supreme at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma, during Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires action on June 11. Utilizing the outside-pole position, Zearfoss took command for the first time on lap 15 and never looked back, zinging his preferred line around the very topside of the speedway for a $5,000 top prize.

A bit of sweet redemption for the Jonestown, Pennsylvania-based race team, Zearfoss was forced to overcome a mechanical malfunction during qualifying time trials at Devil’s Bowl Speedway before finishing eighth during main event action. Just 24 hours later, Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing are standing in victory lane.

“This just goes to show how badass my team is. They never stop digging. Even after getting banged up yesterday during qualifying, they had the spare car down before they even towed me off the track,” Brock Zearfoss said, driver of the Brock Zearfoss Racing/Moose’s LZ Bar & Grill/Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts Inc./C&D Rigging Inc./BAPS Auto Paints & Supply/No. 3Z sprint car. “A lot of other teams helped us get ready for that heat race. It was nice to salvage the night for an eighth-place finish, but this feels a lot better.”

Before Zearfoss drove his way to the top spot on lap 15, the battle for the lead was perpetual, first held by pole-sitter and full-time All Star, Skylar Gee, for the first five circuits. A caution on lap six would spell bad news for the Canadian hotshot, eventually losing command to Fresno, California’s Dominic Scelzi. The lap six restart would also spell bad news for Zearfoss, who actually slipped back three spots by the time the frontrunners completed the sixth circuit. Zearfoss was racing in the second spot at the time of the caution.

A trio of upcoming caution periods, including a red flag scenario, would give Zearfoss a chance to recover his slip, ultimately battling back to second by lap 11. The ensuing restart after a lap 15 caution is when the ‘Jonestown Jet’ made his winning move, quickly scooting by Scelzi’s No. 41S to lead the circuit.

Despite another four-pack of caution flags, one of which resulting in an open red to allow teams the opportunity to add fuel, and one with just two circuits remaining, Zearfoss held strong and remained untouchable, quickly escaping to a near-straightaway lead as the white flag waved.

“I was pretty mad at myself early on when I lost those three spots. That red flag gave me some time to stew on things a little bit. I knew I was going to have to get up on the wheel,” Zearfoss continued. “I just can’t say enough about my team. Noisey, Tye, and everyone else involved in this deal; they put their heart and soul into this race team. I’m very blessed to be in the position that I’m in. Hopefully we put on a good show for everyone tonight.”

Danny Dietrich powered home second after starting eighth on the grid, followed by Dominic Scelzi, Cory Eliason, and an 11th-starting Justin Sanders.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Friday, June 12. Racing is set to hit center stage at 8 p.m. For more information, please visit Monarch Motor Speedway on the Web at www.mmsdirt.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast. To check out exclusive content, visit https://bit.ly/2XR863e.

Contingency Awards/Results: Southern Oklahoma Speedway - June 11, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 24
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Danny Dietrich - 13.714
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.109
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Dominic Scelzi
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Josh Baughman
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Skylar Gee
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brock Zearfoss
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Greg Wilson (+9)

Qualifying

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.109; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.248; 3. 70-Justin Peck, 13.299; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.338; 5. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.351; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.395; 7. 11x-John Carney, 13.430; 8. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.459; 9. 16A-Justin Sanders, 13.465; 10. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.487; 11. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.536; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.557; 13. 23B-Brian Bell, 13.574; 14. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.596; 15. 28-Scott Bogucki, 13.642; 16. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.645; 17. 52-Blake Hahn, 13.651; 18. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.671; 19. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.858; 20. 4-Danny Smith, 13.977; 21. 1X-Jake Bubak, 14.003; 22. 17w-Harli White, 14.222; 23. 9$-Kyle Clark, 14.368; 24. 21P-Robbie Price, 99.530;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [6]; 5. 23B-Brian Bell [5]; 6. 11X-John Carney [2]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 17W-Harli White [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [5]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn [6]; 7. 4-Danny Smith [7]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders [2]; 4. 28-Scott Bogucki [5]; 5. 70-Justin Peck [4]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 7. 1X-Jake Bubak [7]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 6. 70-Justin Peck [7]; 7. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [5]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [9]; 5. 16A-Justin Sanders [11]; 6. 70-Justin Peck [6]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [12]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 10. W20-Greg Wilson [19]; 11. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 12. 1X-Jake Bubak [21]; 13. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [14]; 14. 9-Kasey Kahne [10]; 15. 9$-Kyle Clark [23]; 16. 17W-Harli White [22]; 17. 23B-Brian Bell [15]; 18. 28-Scott Bogucki [13]; 19. 11X-John Carney [16]; 20. 52-Blake Hahn [17]; 21. 4-Danny Smith [20]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 23. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 24. 21P-Robbie Price [24] Lap Leaders: Skylar Gee (1-5), Dominic Scelzi (6-14), Brock Zearfoss (15-25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 11, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1170
2. Cory Eliason - 1138
3. Danny Dietrich - 1132
4. Brock Zearfoss - 1120
5. Zeb Wise - 1106
6. Paul McMahan - 1080
7. Justin Peck - 1064
8. Tony Stewart - 1036
9. Greg Wilson - 1028
10. Skylar Gee - 1018

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 11, 2020)
1. Cory Eliason - 890
2. Aaron Reutzel - 874
3. Danny Dietrich - 862
4. Zeb Wise - 846
5. Brock Zearfoss - 840
6. Dominic Scelzi - 830
7. Justin Peck - 824
8. Greg Wilson - 814
9. Paul McMahan - 812
10. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 800

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)
Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Okla. (6/11/2020): Brock Zearfoss

 

 

Kyle Larson earns third consecutive All Star victory during Wednesday visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway

MESQUITE, Texas (June 11, 2020) - Kyle Larson’s Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires campaign has been more than impressive, not only scoring three consecutive Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories, but doing so at facilities scattered across three states, this time in the Lone Star State. Impressive enough, Larson kicked-off his four-race Midwest venture with a runner-up finish at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma.

Larson, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/Tarlton and Sons/GSR/No. 57 sprint car, earned his third consecutive All Star victory on Wednesday evening, June 10, at the Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, utilizing the outside-pole position to eventually snag the race lead and another $5,000 top prize. Allowing slower cars to help in his pursuit of the front, Larson took command for the first time on lap 14, ultimately driving underneath race leader, Kasey Kahne, at the exit of turn four and defeating the Washington-native in a drag race back to the flag stand. That drag race, won by a mere-.03 seconds, would be the final time Larson was challenged the entire 25-lap distance, as caution flaps would wave the following circuit creating a restart situation in clean air for the Elk Grove, California-native.

Kasey Kahne held on to finish second at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, followed by an eighth-starting Scott Bogucki, Cory Eliason, and Aaron Reutzel, who advanced six positions to seal his top-five outcome.

“I was trying to be patient, but it got to the point where I told myself ‘it’s only a 25-lap race, so I’m probably being a little too patient.’ It was time to go,” Kyle Larson said, who now owns 13 All Star Circuit of Champions victories, this being the first in Texas. “I ran a few really hard laps there and ended up getting by Kasey (Kahne) just before the caution came out. I felt really good. Honestly, I think the car got better and better every time we hit the track and I feel like we definitely learned a lot tonight. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the rest of the year.

“A big thanks to Paul Silva and Doug. They’ve been logging a lot of hours up and down the road this week and a lot of late nights and early mornings. We’ve had so many supporters step up and help us out and that means the world to me. To all of the fans, thank you so much for supporting local racing and staying up late to watch us race. It means the world to us.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 11. Front gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with racing to follow at 8 p.m., sharp. For those seeking additional news and notes, please visit Southern Oklahoma Speedway online at www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Devil’s Bowl Speedway - June 10, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 24
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 14.553
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 13.678
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Scott Bogucki
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Skylar Gee
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Paul McMahan
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Kasey Kahne
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Dominic Scelzi (+7)

Qualifying

1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.678; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.899; 3. 9-Kasey Kahne, 13.940; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.978; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 14.040; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.104; 7. 11X-John Carney, 14.116; 8. 70-Justin Peck, 14.185; 9. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.206; 10. 28-Scott Bogucki, 14.227; 11. 99-Skylar Gee, 14.275; 12. 23B-Brian Bell, 14.298; 13. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.356; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.398; 15. 17-Josh Baughman, 14.401; 16. 11-Zeb Wise, 14.434; 17. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.480; 18. 4-Danny Smith, 14.549; 19. 16A-Justin Sanders, 14.598; 20. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 14.615; 21. 9$-Kyle Clark, 14.628; 22. 52-Blake Hahn, 14.629; 23. 21P-Robbie Price, 14.732; 24. 72-Chris Tarrant, 15.002;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 28-Scott Bogucki [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 11X-John Carney [2]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 16A-Justin Sanders [7]; 7. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 8. 52-Blake Hahn [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 2. 70-Justin Peck [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 8. 21P-Robbie Price [8]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 23B-Brian Bell [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 5. 9-Kasey Kahne [4]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 7. 72-Chris Tarrant [8]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 9-Kasey Kahne [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [5]; 4. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 28-Scott Bogucki [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 9-Kasey Kahne [1]; 3. 28-Scott Bogucki [8]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [14]; 9. 70-Justin Peck [9]; 10. 17-Josh Baughman [13]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 12. 23B-Brian Bell [10]; 13. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20]; 14. 11X-John Carney [12]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [15]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [16]; 17. 11-Zeb Wise [19]; 18. 16A-Justin Sanders [18]; 19. 52-Blake Hahn [23]; 20. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 21. 21P-Robbie Price [24]; 22. 72-Chris Tarrant [21]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [17]; 24. 9$-Kyle Clark [22] Lap Leaders: Kasey Kahne (1-13), Kyle Larson (14-25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 10, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1038
2. Cory Eliason - 996
3. Danny Dietrich - 986
4. Zeb Wise - 972
5. Brock Zearfoss - 970
6. Paul McMahan - 944
7. Tony Stewart - 930
8. Justin Peck - 926
9. Josh Baughman -912
10. Greg Wilson - 898

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 10, 2020)
1. Kyle Larson - 776
2. Cory Eliason - 748
3. Aaron Reutzel - 742
4. Danny Dietrich - 716
5. Zeb Wise -712
6. Brock Zearfoss - 690
7. Josh Baughman - 688
8. Dominic Scelzi - 686
9. Justin Peck - 686
10. Greg Wilson - 684

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)
Devil’s Bowl Speedway, Texas (6/10/2020): Kyle Larson (4)

The All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Port Royal Speedway for annual Keith Kauffman Classic on Wednesday, June 24; Tuscarora 50 weekend now three days

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 10, 2020) - For the first time in 2020, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit the heart of the Keystone State, set to invade the ‘Speed Palace’ that is Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, for a special midweek edition of the Keith Kauffman Classic on Wednesday, June 24. Originally slated for April, the one-day barn burner between the All Stars and the infamous Pennsylvania Posse will award a $6,000 top prize.

In addition, the 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway has been extended an extra day and will now feature two preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday, September 10-11. As tradition has it, the weekend will cap with a 50-lap finale on Saturday, September 12. If weather should intervene, the event will be postponed until Sunday, September 13.

All Star Circuit of Champions and Port Royal Speedway fans should also note that Series and track officials are working together in finding a suitable make-up date for the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial that was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. Additional information pertaining to a possible make-up weekend will be announced when it becomes available.

Keith Kauffman Classic hot laps are scheduled to hit the racing surface at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, followed by qualifying time trials at 7 p.m., sharp. General admission tickets will be $25 and pit passes will be $35. Student tickets will also be available for $10.

A rain date of Thursday, June 25, has been established and will be utilized if weather should become a factor on Wednesday. For more information on Port Royal Speedway, please visit the facility on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

High winds force cancellation of All Star visit to Outlaw Motor Speedway

OKTAHA, Okla. (June 9, 2020) - Due to increasingly high winds, and to assure the safety of drivers and fans, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials have decided to cancel the Tuesday night visit to Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma. The event will not be rescheduled.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, on Wednesday, June 10. Pit gates are slated to open at 12 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 7 p.m., sharp. For those seeking additional information, please visit Devil’s Bowl Speedway online at www.devilsbowl.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 8, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 898
2. Danny Dietrich - 858
3. Zeb Wise - 856
4. Cory Eliason - 854
5. Brock Zearfoss - 836
6. Tony Stewart - 812
7. Paul McMahan - 808
8. Justin Peck - 794
9. Josh Baughman - 782
10. Skylar Gee - 780

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 8, 2020)
1. Kyle Larson - 626
2. Cory Eliason - 606
3. Aaron Reutzel - 602
4. Zeb Wise - 596
5. Danny Dietrich - 588
6. Ian Madsen - 584
7. Greg Wilson - 564
8. Dominic Scelzi - 562
9. Skylar Gee - 562
10. DJ Netto - 560

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

Kyle Larson earns second consecutive All Star victory with win at Lawton Speedway

LAWTON, Okla. (June 8, 2020) - For the second time in as many nights, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, doing so during Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires competition at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Monday, June 8. Accompanied by a $5,000 payay, the Lawton victory required patience and perseverance, once again forced to fend off some of the best in the business, all while navigating a tricky, yet narrow racing groove.

The victory bumped Larson’s All Star win count to three in 2020, simultaneously increasing his overall All Star victory tally to 12.

“To come out here and win two in a row like this says so much about this team and what we have going on,” Kyle Larson said, who was victorious one night prior at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. “It’s pretty incredible to see so many people out here supporting this deal, especially on a Monday night. It’s exciting to be a part of it.”

Despite a pair of cautions delaying the initial start, Larson was unrattled, utilizing his row two starting spot to get the jump into second before the completion of lap one. Powering ahead from the pole position, two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, set the early pace, keeping things in check during the first nine circuits.

Traffic came into play for the first time on lap ten giving Larson an opportunity to close the gap on Reutzel. Putting himself in striking distance early, Larson eventually made a bid for the lead on lap 13, executing a perfect slider through turns three and four before out-sprinting Reutzel back to the flagstand.

Although Larson was the sole leader from that point forward, Reutzel did not go down without a fight, nearly reclaiming the top spot on several occasions with aggressive sliders through turns one and two. All of Retuzel’s attempts were eventually denied, as Larson was able to diamond off the corner and retake command before the exit of turn two. In total, three slide job attempts were carried out by Reutzel in hopes of dethroning Larson, but as aforementioned, all three were negated.

Meanwhile, as the front runners diced for positions, Lawton Speedway’s racing real estate started to narrow forcing all feature competitors to move into the rubbered-up racing groove that formed around the middle and bottom of the speedway. Although wide in some spots, the abrasive surface made passing tricky.

After a fuel stop with 29 laps recorded, instigated by another caution and a dissipated fuel window, action resumed with Larson still on the point. Even with Reutzel and Danny Dietrich applying the pressure, Larson hung on the final 11 circuits, maneuvering the abrasive surface carefully and even surviving a final encounter with traffic.

“There’s a lot of strategy that goes into racing on a surface that gets like that. It makes it fun in a way, but it can be really stressful,” Kyle Larson explained, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Tarlton and Sons/Finley Farms/No. 57 sprint car. “I knew Aaron’s (Reutzel) only shot to get by me was going to be a slider in one of the corners. I was just trying to run easy. I didn’t want to get too close to the guys in front of me, and the track was still really wide at that point. He was almost carrying too much speed when he got by me that he actually slipped up out of the rubber.”

Less than a second back, Aaron Reutzel crossed the line in the runner-up spot, followed by Danny Dietrich, Josh Baughman, and DJ Netto.

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a return to Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, June 9. The event was originally slated for Saturday, June 6, but Mother Nature stepped-in and ruined the evening just as the second set of warm-ups were hitting the speedway. All Star hot laps are slated to begin at 7:15 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the event should visit Outlaw Motor Speedway on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Outlawmotorspeedway1/.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lawton Speedway - June 8, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 24
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 13.186
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 13.150
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cory Eliason
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Justin Sanders
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Tony Stewart (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.150; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.162; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.243; 4. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.268; 5. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.337; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.349; 7. 88N-DJ Netto, 13.361; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.365; 9. 16A-Justin Sanders, 13.376; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.483; 11. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.484; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.564; 13. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.578; 14. 41G-Gio Scelzi, 13.582; 15. 70-Justin Peck, 13.631; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.655; 17. 52-Blake Hahn, 13.675; 18. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.770; 19. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.863; 20. 21P-Robbie Price, 13.951; 21. 17w-Harli White, 13.951; 22. 55-Danny Wood, 14.247; 23. 4-Danny Smith, 14.432; 24. 9$-Kyle Clark, 14.624; Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [5]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 8. 55-Danny Wood [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 4. 41G-Gio Scelzi [5]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn [6]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price [7]; 7. 4-Danny Smith [8]; 8. 17-Josh Baughman [3]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 16A-Justin Sanders [2]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 70-Justin Peck [5]; 7. 17W-Harli White [7]; 8. 9$-Kyle Clark [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 16A-Justin Sanders [7]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 5. 88N-DJ Netto [9]; 6. 26-Cory Eliason [5]; 7. 99-Skylar Gee [3]; 8. 41G-Gio Scelzi [13]; 9. 11-Zeb Wise [14]; 10. 18-Ian Madsen [12]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 12. 14-Tony Stewart [20]; 13. 13-Paul McMahan [15]; 14. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [16]; 15. 52-Blake Hahn [17]; 16. 70-Justin Peck [18]; 17. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [11]; 19. 17W-Harli White [21]; 20. 9$-Kyle Clark [24]; 21. 21P-Robbie Price [19]; 22. 16A-Justin Sanders [7]; 23. 55-Danny Wood [23]; 24. 4-Danny Smith [22] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-12), Kyle Larson (13-40)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 8, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 898
2. Danny Dietrich - 858
3. Zeb Wise - 856
4. Cory Eliason - 854
5. Brock Zearfoss - 836
6. Tony Stewart - 812
7. Paul McMahan - 808
8. Justin Peck - 794
9. Josh Baughman - 782
10. Skylar Gee - 780

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 8, 2020)
1. Kyle Larson - 626
2. Cory Eliason - 606
3. Aaron Reutzel - 602
4. Zeb Wise - 596
5. Danny Dietrich - 588
6. Ian Madsen - 584
7. Greg Wilson - 564
8. Dominic Scelzi - 562
9. Skylar Gee - 562
10. DJ Netto - 560

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)
Lawton Speedway, Okla. (6/8/2020): Kyle Larson (3)

 

 

Kyle Larson goes wire-to-wire at 81 Speedway for Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires win

PARK CITY, Kan. (June 7, 2020) - For the second time in 2020, and for the 11th time in his career, ‘Yung Money’ Kyle Larson is an Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, this time during Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires competition at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. Snagging $5,000 in the process, the wire-to-wire victory was extra satisfying for the Elk Grove, California-native, creating a sense of redemption after finishing second in a wild main event at Red Dirt Raceway on Friday, June 5.

“That was a lot of fun. I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out and supporting this race,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Tarlton and Sons/Finley Farms/Durst/No. 57 sprint car. “It definitely feels good to be out here racing sprint cars.”

Larson’s trip to 81 Speedway victory lane commenced from the outside of row one, eventually upgrading his runner-up starting position to the race lead with a slider over Cory Eliason through turns three and four. Although the move would result in abrupt contact with the turn four cushion bringing the familiar No. 57 to a slight wheel stand while exiting the corner, Larson prevailed and crossed under the flagstand with the race lead.

The preferred line around the very topside of the speedway soon moved to the low side, as an abrasive surface forced the entire field, including the race leader, to switch focus to the inside line. By lap ten, the entire field was utilizing 81 Speedway’s bottom groove, already mastered by Angola, Indiana’s Zeb Wise who climbed six spots to find second by lap seven.

Despite countless attempts by Larson to increase his lead in traffic, Wise proved himself to be just as maneuverable through the roadblocks, eventually eradicating all slower cars between himself and the race leader. A caution on lap 18 would give Wise a chance to capitalize, but the opportunity to drive by Larson did not occur until lap 24 of 25.

While hugging the bottom of the speedway, Larson missed his entry into turn one allowing Wise a chance to sneak through. The near-side-by-side battle soon fell into Larson’s favor, driving on to score the $5,000 payday over Wise, Cory Eliason, Dominic Scelzi, and Tony Stewart.

“I knew I needed to be aggressive at the start because it was a shorter race,” Larson continued. “I was able to get the lead on the first lap and then I just followed the cushion. I started to notice that I could make-up a lot of time on entry, but I was either maintaining position, or the lap cars were pulling away from me on exit, so I knew rubber was starting to come into play. Once you get in the rubber, you just try to not make mistakes. I did make a mistake there toward the end and Zeb (Wise) stuck his nose under me. Fortunately, I was able to get back down. At that point, I just needed to calm down and finish it out.”

What’s Next:
The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a return to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Monday, June 8. Originally slated for Thursday, June 4, but later postponed due to weather, the All Star visit to Lawton Speedway will be a first-ever for America’s Series, followed-up with a return trip to Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, June 9.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: 81 Speedway - Sunday, June 7, 2020:
Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires
Entries: 26
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 15.660
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dominic Scelzi - 15.404
Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Cory Eliason
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Jake Bubak
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Tony Stewart
Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Greg Wilson
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Mitch Harble
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Brian Brown (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.404; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.470; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 15.512; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 15.621; 5. 11-Zeb Wise, 15.634; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.686; 7. 26-Cory Eliason, 15.729; 8. 1X-Jake Bubak, 15.866; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.904; 10. 99-Skylar Gee, 15.920; 11. 17-Josh Baughman, 15.925; 12. 88N-DJ Netto, 15.930; 13. 41G-Gio Scelzi, 15.986; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.068; 15. 16A-Justin Sanders, 16.080; 16. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.200; 17. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.235; 18. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 16.263; 19. 4-Danny Smith, 16.287; 20. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.360; 21. 21-Brian Brown, 16.478; 22. 21P-Robbie Price, 16.553; 23. 52-Blake Hahn, 16.617; 24. 70-Justin Peck, 16.837; 25. 88-Michael Woodruff, 16.991; 26. 15-Mitch Harble, 99.110; Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [1]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [4]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 41G-Gio Scelzi [5]; 7. 21P-Robbie Price [8]; 8. 4-Danny Smith [7]; 9. 88-Michael Woodruff [9]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 1X-Jake Bubak [2]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 5. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 6. 52-Blake Hahn [8]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 9. 15-Mitch Harble [9]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 88N-DJ Netto [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 5. 16A-Justin Sanders [5]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [7]; 7. 70-Justin Peck [8]; 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [8]; 7. 1X-Jake Bubak [6]; 8. 11-Zeb Wise [7]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 97-Alan Gilbertson [2]; 4. 21P-Robbie Price [4]; 5. 70-Justin Peck [5]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 7. 15-Mitch Harble [8]; 8. 88-Michael Woodruff [7]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [17]; 10. 17-Josh Baughman [10]; 11. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 12. 87-Aaron Reutzel [20]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 14. W20-Greg Wilson [19]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [11]; 16. 1X-Jake Bubak [7]; 17. 41G-Gio Scelzi [16]; 18. 70-Justin Peck [23]; 19. 52-Blake Hahn [18]; 20. 16A-Justin Sanders [14]; 21. 13-Paul McMahan [15]; 22. 97-Alan Gilbertson [21]; 23. 21P-Robbie Price [22]; 24. 4-Danny Smith [24] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 7, 2020)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 752
2. Zeb Wise - 724
3. Brock Zearfoss - 720
4. Cory Eliason - 716
5. Danny Dietrich - 714
6. Tony Stewart - 686
7. Paul McMahan - 684
8. Justin Peck - 676
9. Greg Wilson - 650
10. Skylar Gee - 644

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 7, 2020)
1. Kyle Larson - 476
2. Cory Eliason - 468
3. Zeb Wise - 464
4. Aaron Reutzel - 456
5. Ian Madsen - 454
6. Danny Dietrich - 444
7. Brock Zearfoss - 440
8. Dominic Scelzi - 440
9. Justin Peck - 436
10. Greg Wilson - 436

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)
Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl
Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (6/5/2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)
81 Speedway, Kan. (6/7/2020): Kyle Larson (2)

 

 

All Star visit to Outlaw Motor Speedway postponed until Tuesday, June 9

OKTAHA, Okla. (June 6, 2020) - Just as the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 were pushing out for the second flight of hot laps, Mother Nature stepped-in and intervened, ultimately forcing the postponement of the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires visit to Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma. The event has been rescheduled for Tuesday evening, June 9. All gate times will be identical to that of the originally scheduled program.

There were 27 All Star Circuit of Champions sprints signed-in when the downpour commenced. Track officials attempted to work-in the racing surface, eventually making the decision to postpone at 10 p.m.

What’s Next: The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a Sunday evening visit to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. Hot laps are scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:30 p.m. For those seeking additional information, such as front gate times and ticket prices, please visit 81 Speedway online at www.race81speedway.com.

Online Coverage: Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel outruns Kyle Larson in Red Dirt Raceway barn burner

MEEKER, Okla. (June 5, 2020) - Less than a week after getting edged-out by Austin McCarl in an epic battle at Park Jefferson International Speedway, Clute, Texas-native Aaron Reutzel redeemed himself and gave Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 fans something even more standing ovation-worthy, this time outdueling Kyle Larson in a slider slugfest during a first-ever Series appearance at Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma.

The victory, Reutzel’s fourth of the 2020 season and the 29th of his All Star career, not only awarded a $5000 top prize, but it officially opened the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires. Kyle Larson chased Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Cory Eliason, Justin Peck and Danny Dietrich.

“I just want to thank the Baughman family for giving me this opportunity and taking a chance on me to come out here and race. They trust me to come in here and do my job and it feels awesome to be able to put up results like this. Curt Fischer of Fischer Body Shop is with us tonight, so we’re glad to get it done for him,” said Aaron Reutzel, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Fischer Body Shop/Folkens Brothers Trucking/No. 87 sprint car. “Dylan, Jim Bob and I just kinda do our thing and it works really well. We certainly wouldn’t be in this position without everyone who supports this team and believes in us.”

Lining up seventh on the feature grid by way of dash result, it did not take long for Reutzel to learn his way around the Meeker quarter-mile, eventually navigating his way to third with just three laps checked off the counter. At that point, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson was the main event leader, utilizing the outside-pole position to snag the top spot before the completion of lap one. Danny Dietrich, who started third, raced between Larson and Reutzel.

After a pair of cautions on lap nine, followed by another set of yellow flags on lap 11, a long stretch of green flag action would ensue with the top three battling under a blanket. By lap 17, Reutzel was in position to take the runner-up spot away Dietrich, this time using a slider between turns three and four to steal the position away from the Gettysburg-native. Despite the position change, Reutzel, Larson and Dietrich continued to race all within just a few car-lengths of each other, soon faced with traffic for the first time on lap 22.

Lap 23 saw the evening’s first major takeover attempt, as Reutzel dived underneath Larson to take command through turns one and two. Larson returned the favor with a slider of his own through turns three and four, regaining control of the field as the pair drag raced toward the flagstand. Now forced to deal with a gaggle of slower cars, the battle between Larson and Reutzel would only intensify.

Maintaining momentum around the speedway’s outer edge, Reutzel powered by Larson to lead the next two circuits. Staying in hot pursuit, Larson quickly retook command from the two-time All Star champion with another slider in turns three and four.

From that point forward, it was an all-out brawl for the lead, racing nose-to-tail and side-by-side for the next ten circuits, exchanging slide jobs for the top spot nearly every trip around the speedway. Despite the persistence displayed by each driver, and accidental contact on more than one occasion, Larson remained in control until lap 36.

A final slider through turns three and four on lap 36 confirmed Reutzel’s visit to victory lane. Caution flags flew for the final time the following circuit setting up a four-lap sprint to the in clean air; Reutzel prevailed.

“We were racing each other so hard that we actually had a hard time getting through traffic. I was watching lapped cars drive away from us because we were running so hard,” an elated Aaron Reutzel continued. “Obviously, I was trying to pass him and get rid of him, but (Kyle Larson) is so good. You think you have him, but then he pulls something out of his hat. There were a few times where he thought he had me because he would leave the slider lane open. I’m not even sure what lap we started all of that on.”

“That was a lot of fun. Obviously, it would have been more fun to get the win,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Finley Farms/No. 57 entry. “To have a dual like that with Aaron (Reutzel), for what felt like 15 to 20 laps, is awesome. We were a little bit off there in the feature and I think Aaron was a touch better than us. But we were still able to fight with him and do what we could to get the win. The fans definitely got their money’s worth tonight.”

What’s Next: The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a Saturday night visit to Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma. Those seeking additional information about the event should visit the Speedway online at https://www.facebook.com/Outlawmotorspeedway1/. All Star hot laps are scheduled to hit the speedway at 7:15 p.m.

Online Coverage: Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Red Dirt Raceway - Friday, June 5, 2020: Event: Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires Entries: 28 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. - 12.963 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.427 Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Danny Dietrich All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Tony Stewart Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Brock Zearfoss Kear’s Speed Shop Dash Winner: Tony Stewart Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Gio Scelzi Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Tim Kent Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Danny Smith (+13) (Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.427; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.516; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 11.566; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 11.572; 5. 41G-Gio Scelzi, 11.790; 6. 17-Josh Baughman, 11.801; 7. 52-Blake Hahn, 11.830; 8. 70-Justin Peck, 11.836; 9. 11-Zeb Wise, 11.850; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.875; 11. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.896; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 11.906; 13. 88N-DJ Netto, 11.939; 14. 21P-Robbie Price, 11.979; 15. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.985; 16. 99-Skylar Gee, 11.994; 17. 16A-Justin Sanders, 12.010; 18. 18-Ian Madsen, 12.053; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.098; 20. 17w-Harli White, 12.122; 21. 11c-Roger Crockett, 12.127; 22. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 12.250; 23. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.270; 24. 4-Danny Smith, 12.286; 25. 17g-Channin Tankersley, 12.451; 26. 5$-Dan Smith, 12.475; 27. 15-Mitch Harble, 12.626; 28. 79-Tim Kent, 13.544;

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 88N-DJ Netto [5]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn [2]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 7. 17G-Channin Tankersley [9]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 9. 79-Tim Kent [10]; 10. 97-Alan Gilbertson [8]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 16A-Justin Sanders [6]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 5. 70-Justin Peck [2]; 6. 21P-Robbie Price [5]; 7. 17W-Harli White [7]; 8. 5$-Dan Smith [9]; 9. 41G-Gio Scelzi [3]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 3. 11-Zeb Wise [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 7. 11C-Roger Crockett [7]; 8. 4-Danny Smith [8]; 9. 15-Mitch Harble [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [7]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 8. 26-Cory Eliason [6]

B-Main (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 41G-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 17W-Harli White [3]; 3. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 4. 11C-Roger Crockett [4]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 6. 17G-Channin Tankersley [5]; 7. 79-Tim Kent [9]; 8. 5$-Dan Smith [7]; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson [10]; 10. 15-Mitch Harble [8]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 4. 70-Justin Peck [15]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [9]; 7. 18-Ian Madsen [13]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [14]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 10. 4-Danny Smith [23]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [16]; 12. 52-Blake Hahn [12]; 13. 41G-Gio Scelzi [19]; 14. 11C-Roger Crockett [22]; 15. 88N-DJ Netto [10]; 16. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [18]; 17. 21P-Robbie Price [17]; 18. 16A-Justin Sanders [11]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [21]; 20. 17G-Channin Tankersley [24]; 21. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [5]; 22. 17-Josh Baughman [6]; 23. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 24. 17W-Harli White [20] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-23), Aaron Reutzel (24, 25), Kyle Larson (26-35), Aaron Reutzel (36-40).

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 5, 2020) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 536 2. Brock Zearfoss - 502 3. Danny Dietrich - 500 4. Zeb Wise - 488 5. Paul McMahan - 486 6. Cory Eliason - 482 7. Justin Peck - 472 8. Tony Stewart - 456 9. Greg Wilson - 438 10. Josh Baughman - 420

2020 Thunder Through The Plains Driver Standings: (As of June 5, 2020) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 240 2. Kyle Larson - 236 3. Cory Eliason - 234 4. Justin Peck - 232 5. Danny Dietrich - 230 6. Zeb Wise - 228 7. Ian Madsen - 226 8. Greg Wilson - 224 9. Brock Zearfoss - 222 10. Danny Smith - 220

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3) Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl Red Dirt Raceway, Okla. (June 5, 2020): Aaron Reutzel (4)

 

 

All Star visit to Lawton Speedway postponed until Monday, June 8; Thunder Through The Plains continues Friday at Red Dirt Raceway

LAWTON, Okla. (June 4, 2020) - Just as the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 were beginning to assemble for heat race competition, severe weather invaded the Lawton, Oklahoma-area ultimately resulting in the postponement of the opening round of the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires at Lawton Speedway. The event has been rescheduled for Monday, June 8. Gates times will be identical to that of the originally scheduled program.

There were 27 All Stars entered for action at Lawton Speedway. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. set the evening’s fast time during qualifying time trials, just before Mother Nature intervened with strong winds and heavy downpours.

What’s Next: The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires with a visit to Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Friday, June 5. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:30, p.m. Those seeking additional information should visit Red Dirt Raceway online at www.reddirtraceway.com.

Online Coverage: Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3) Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl

 

 

The All Stars will visit the highbanks of Volunteer Speedway on June 27-28

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 4, 2020) - Diving deep into the heart of Dixie, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2020 championship campaign with a doubleheader on the highbanks of Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28. Dubbed the Food City presents the Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals, the Bulls Gap invasion pads a June agenda that already includes visits to Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Louisiana, increasing the month’s schedule to 11 events between June 4 and June 28. The two-day program will feature back-to-back $5,000 top prizes, also awarding points toward the season-ending championship purse.

Although the Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals visit will be a first during Tony Stewart’s tenure as owner of the All Stars, it is certainly not the first stop in Series history, most recently invading the northern Tennessee facility on March 19-20, 2010, with Joey Saldana and Jason Meyers each earning feature wins.

Earning a combined 25 Series victories during the last two seasons, not including the three he has amassed during non-point and point competition thus far this year, Clute, Texas’s Aaron Reutzel is just one of 11 full-time All Stars expected to enter action at Volunteer Speedway on June 27-28.

In addition, 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year, Cory Eliason, will hit the Bulls Gap-area highbanks, as well as former Port Royal Speedway track champion, Brock Zearfoss, sprint car veteran and multi-time All Star winner, Paul McMahan, former two-time Series champion, Greg Wilson, former ASCS National Rookie of the Year, Skylar Gee, All Star winner and Indiana hotshot, Justin Peck, 2019 PA Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway track champion, Danny Dietrich, Indiana-native and multi-time USAC National Midget Series winner, Zeb Wise, three-time ASCS national champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Odessa, Texas-native and former ASCS National Tour winner, Josh Baughman.

Also entering action in the Volunteer State will be three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart. The Columbus, Indiana-native is a recent winner with the All Star Circuit of Champions and secured a $26,000 payday during the Rayce Rudeen Foundation event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

Those seeking additional information pertaining to Volunteer Speedway’s Tennessee Sprint Car Nationals, such as gate times and ticket prices, should visit the speedway live on the Web at www.volunteerspeedway.com.

Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of June 4, 2020) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 296 2. Austin McCarl - 288 3. Brock Zearfoss - 280 4. Justin Henderson - 270 5. Danny Dietrich - 270 6. Paul McMahan - 268 7. Tim Kaeding - 266 8. Tony Stewart - 262 9. Zeb Wise - 260 10. Terry McCarl - 254

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3) Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl

 

 

Austin McCarl holds off Aaron Reutzel for first-ever All Star victory in thriller at Park Jefferson International Speedway

JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 30, 2020) - Unarguably one of the the most exciting main event outcomes in Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Series history, Altoona, Iowa’s Austin McCarl accomplished the near-impossible on Saturday night at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, and held off two-time and defending All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, for a first-ever Series victory and a $6,900 top prize. Originally slated to award $6,600, Kevin Rudeen of Rudeen Racing bumped the winner’s share an extra $300 to award $6,900.

Ending with a final margin of victory equalling a fraction of a second, McCarl and Reutzel’s battle for the lead was relentless, exchanging command lap after lap, and sometimes multiple times a lap, during a wild trek through traffic over the final eight circuits. Even the final lap was a barn burner with Reutzel leading the duo down the backstretch and into turn three. Although Reutzel did his best to protect the bottom and shut down any last-ditch effort by McCarl to regain control, the attempt failed, as McCarl was able to maneuver under Reutzel, giving him a slight “kiss” to the inside nerf bar before beating the current All Star championship points leader back to the flagstand.

“I was just trying to beat Aaron (Reutzel),” an elated Austin McCarl laughed, who kicked off the evening with a heat race and dash victory aboard his TMAC Motorsports No. 17A. “I was just trying to run my own race and do what was best for my car. The bottom was better for me, but he was better than me moving up around guys. The bottom was so good there that I was just trying to hit my marks and get guys going down the straightaway and into the corner when they got tight. I just can’t thank my family and supporters enough. To get my first All Star win with my sponsors here, and everyone watching at home, it’s a night i’ll never forget.”

Starting from the pole position, Columbus, Indiana’s Tony Stewart led the first six circuits before Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason slipped underneath the three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion to lead lap seven. By lap ten, Eliason and Stewart found themselves swallowed up in slower cars, eventually allowing Stewart to close in on Eliason and regain command on lap 13. Unfortunately for Eliason, a tangle with traffic on lap 14 ended his attempt to regain the top spot, eventually spinning to a stop between turns three and four.

McCarl, who was racing just behind the top-two at the time of the caution, utilized the ensuing restart to slip by Stewart to officially lead lap 14. Reutzel, who started eighth on the feature grid, followed McCarl by Stewart to take second on lap 15. An onslaught of slower traffic on lap 18 allowed Reutzel to close in on McCarl, ultimately igniting a fierce battle between the two frontrunners.

Buzzing the topside, Reutzel drove around McCarl to lead lap 20, only to be denied by McCarl the following circuit with a bold move in turns three and four to complete lap 21. Two circuits later, Reutzel was back on top, desperately trying to separate himself from McCarl with only two laps to navigate. Determined to beat the two-time champ, McCarl quickly persevered, slipping underneath Reutzel to lead lap 24, all before the aforementioned “kiss and run” in the final corner on lap 25.

“It was pretty wild there between Aaron and I in traffic,” McCarl continued. “I saw the white flag and he got around me in one. He did a really good job to open up on me coming out of two and chopping me in turns three and four. He just barely left the door open a little bit and I just kinda stuck my nose in there and gave him a little kiss. I was just trying to win the race and I don’t think it was anything Aaron Reutzel wouldn’t have done. I have a ton of respect for him and his team. They are doing a great job.”

Aaron Reutzel crossed under the flagstand second, followed by Danny Dietrich, Tony Stewart, and Paul McMahan.

What’s Next: After four days of travel and rest, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their trek through the central time zone with a visit to Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 4, officially commencing the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires. The Lawton visit will kick-off three straight days of action in the Sooner State with stops at Red Dirt Raceway and Outlaw Motor Speedway to follow, respectively.

Online Coverage: Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Park Jefferson International Speedway - May 30, 2020: Event: All Stars and IRA Invade Park Jefferson Entries: 42 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.379 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.989 Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Justin Peck All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Austin McCarl Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Tony Stewart Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Chad Boespflug JE Pistons Dash #1 Winner: Tony Stewart Kear's Speed Shop Dash #2 Winner: Austin McCarl Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Skylar Gee Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Josh Baughman Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Austin McCarl Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Jake Blackhurst (+10) (Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.179; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.255; 3. 70-Justin Peck, 13.293; 4. O9-Matt Juhl, 13.338; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 13.583; 6. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.671; 7. 14m-Jack Rouston, 13.912; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger, 14.283; 9. 14K-Victoria Knutson, 16.644

Group (B) 1. 7-Justin Henderson, 13.258; 2. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.383; 3. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.433; 4. 23-Russel Borland, 13.652; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 13.682; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 13.817; 7. Os-Brandon Stevenson, 14.192; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 14.424; 9. O-Johnny Fahl, 14.495

Group (C) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.279; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.298; 3. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.371; 4. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.394; 5. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.403; 6. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 13.506; 7. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.849; 8. 33-James Broty, 14.111

Group (D) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.172; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.179; 3. 21-Brinton Marvel, 13.573; 4. 88-Kyle Offill, 13.578; 5. 3p-Sawyer Phillips, 13.672; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, 13.934; 7. 29-Hunter Custer, 14.288; 8. 55m-McKenna Haase, 99.991

Group (E) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.989; 2. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.114; 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.324; 4. 2ks-Chad Boespflug, 13.357; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.455; 6. O5-Colin Smith, 13.662; 7. 8H-Jade Hastings, 13.731; 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 13.855

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 70-Justin Peck [2]; 2. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [5]; 7. 14M-Jack Rouston [7]; 8. 35L-Cody Ledger [8]; 9. 14K-Victoria Knutson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 7-Justin Henderson [4]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [6]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [3]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [1]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 7. OS-Brandon Stevenson [7]; 8. O-Johnny Fahl [9]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 2. 4-Terry McCarl [2]; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding [5]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [7]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman [1]; 7. 73-Jake Blackhurst [6]; 8. 33-James Broty [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 88-Kyle Offill [1]; 4. 44M-Chris Martin [6]; 5. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [5]; 6. 55M-McKenna Haase [8]; 7. 29-Hunter Custer [7]; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel [2]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 2KS-Chad Boespflug [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [5]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska [2]; 6. O5-Colin Smith [6]; 7. 8H-Jade Hastings [7]; 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 4. 2KS-Chad Boespflug [4]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 11-Zeb Wise [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 17A-Austin McCarl [4]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 3. 70-Justin Peck [1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 6. 7-Justin Henderson [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 2. 22-Cole Duncan [4]; 3. 35-Skylar Prochaska [1]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [9]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [7]; 7. 73-Jake Blackhurst [11]; 8. 55M-McKenna Haase [10]; 9. 35L-Cody Ledger [18]; 10. 23-Russel Borland [3]; 11. O5-Colin Smith [8]; 12. 21-Brinton Marvel [16]; 13. 29-Hunter Custer [15]; 14. 2K-Kevin Ingle [20]; 15. 33-James Broty [17]; 16. OS-Brandon Stevenson [14]; 17. 14M-Jack Rouston [13]; 18. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [5]; 19. O-Johnny Fahl [19]; 20. 14K-Victoria Knutson [21]; 21. 8H-Jade Hastings [12]; 22. 97-Alan Gilbertson [22]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 17A-Austin McCarl [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 7. O9-Matt Juhl [13]; 8. 70-Justin Peck [6]; 9. 3-Tim Kaeding [15]; 10. 11-Zeb Wise [11]; 11. 2KS-Chad Boespflug [7]; 12. 7-Justin Henderson [12]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson [16]; 14. 4-Terry McCarl [14]; 15. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [10]; 16. 22-Cole Duncan [22]; 17. 73-Jake Blackhurst [27]; 18. 88-Kyle Offill [17]; 19. 44-Trey Starks [24]; 20. 17B-Bill Balog [19]; 21. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [18]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [21]; 23. 44M-Chris Martin [20]; 24. 35-Skylar Prochaska [23]; 25. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [26]; 26. 17-Josh Baughman [25]; 27. 26-Cory Eliason [4] Lap Leaders: Tony Stewart (1-6), Cory Eliason (7-12), Tony Stewart (13), Austin McCarl (14-19), Aaron Reutzel (20), Austin McCarl (21, 22), Aaron Reutzel (23), Austin McCarl (24, 25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (As of May 30, 2020) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 296 2. Austin McCarl - 288 3. Brock Zearfoss - 280 4. Justin Henderson - 270 5. Danny Dietrich - 270 6. Paul McMahan - 268 7. Tim Kaeding - 266 8. Tony Stewart - 262 9. Zeb Wise - 260 10. Terry McCarl - 254

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3) Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/30/2020): Austin McCarl

 

 

Aaron Reutzel opens 2020 All Star point season with victory at Park Jefferson International Speedway

JEFFERSON, S.D. (May 29, 2020) - Although it has been over three months since the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 last hosted competition, two-time and defending Series champion, Aaron Reutzel, left zero doubt to those in attendance at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, that the extended gap in the All Star schedule affected his focus and ability, ultimately ending his evening $6,600 richer, as well as the Series point leader. Including action that did not accumulate championship points in early February, the victory was Reutzel’s third of the 2020 season against the All Stars and the 28th of his career.

Reutzel, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Ti22/Dissolvalloy/No. 87 sprint car, dominated action during the first-ever All Star appearance at the southeast South Dakota facility, taking command for the first time on lap eight of 25 and immediately blasting away to a impressive lead. Justin Henderson, who earned the pole position by way of dash victory, led the first seven circuits before losing command to Reutzel. With very little real estate to work with, Reutzel’s takeover occurred on the very bottom of the speedway, narrowly squeezing by the Mike Sandvig entry in turn four.

Despite periods of relentless traffic, all circling the bottom groove within Reutzel’s preferred line, the Clute, Texas-native dodged the slower cars with ease, and at one point, placed five lapped cars between himself and Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason, who followed Reutzel beyond Henderson to take the runner-up spot on lap 11.

A caution on lap 19 would give Eliason an opportunity to restart on the tailtank of the two-time and defending champion, but even a fresh start on a slick surface would prove to be unsuccessful. Reutzel eventually slipped away to a near-three-second lead by feature’s end, once again forced to navigate slower cars during the final three circuits.

Eliason held on to finish second, followed by Henderson, Brock Zearfoss, who cleared six positions to finish fourth, and Trey Starks.

“The last time I was here, it was cowboy-up and you had to drive as hard as you could, but tonight it was really slick and technical and that’s how I like it,” Aaron Reutzel explained. “It took me five laps to figure out how to run this place. I really had to open my entry up and pivot around the tires to get going down the straightaways. It was a lot of fun though.

“I’m just glad to be back racing a lot more, and I know the fans here tonight have been waiting for this for a long time,” Reutzel continued. “I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work so far this weekend. Our goal is to come back tomorrow night and do it again. I haven’t figured out how to surrender yet. I want to win every time we unload the car.”

What’s Next: The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their South Dakota visit with a second consecutive start at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Saturday evening, May 30. Like the Friday night preliminary, Saturday’s Park Jefferson main event will award a $6,600 top prize, courtesy of Kevin Rudeen and Trunk Bar.

Online Coverage: Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Park Jefferson International Speedway - May 29, 2020: Event: All Stars and IRA Invade Park Jefferson Entries: 43 C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cole Duncan - 13.564 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Zeb Wise - 13.050 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1 Winner: Sawyer Phillips All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2 Winner: Cory Eliason Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3 Winner: Terry McCarl Mobil 1 Heat #4 Winner: Bill Balog Kistler Racing Products Heat #5 Winner: Kyle Offill Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main Winner: Jake Blackhurst JE Pistons Dash #1 Winner: Justin Henderson Kear's Speed Shop Dash #2 Winner: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Hunter Schuerenberg Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Scotty Neitzel Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Austin McCarl (+11) (Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. O9-Matt Juhl, 13.096; 2. 23-Russel Borland, 13.289; 3. 3-Tim Kaeding, 13.431; 4. 3p-Sawyer Phillips, 13.503; 5. 55m-McKenna Haase, 13.535; 6. O5-Colin Smith, 13.704; 7. 14m-Jack Rouston, 14.161; 8. 29-Hunter Custer, 14.540; 9. 35L-Cody Ledger, 99.100

Group (B) 1. 11-Zeb Wise, 13.050; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.073; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.140; 4. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.153; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.232; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.397; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.451; 8. 73-Jake Blackhurst, 13.509; 9. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.858

Group (C) 1. 17-Josh Baughman, 13.097; 2. 17A-Austin McCarl, 13.184; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.280; 4. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.408; 5. 35-Skylar Prochaska, 13.525; 6. 8H-Jade Hastings, 13.894; 7. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 14.120; 8. Os-Brandon Stevenson, 14.531; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 99.290

Group (D) 1. 44-Trey Starks, 13.457; 2. 21-Brinton Marvel, 13.464; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.476; 4. 17B-Bill Balog, 13.537; 5. 70-Justin Peck, 13.687; 6. 44M-Chris Martin, 13.716; 7. 14j-Jody Rosenboom, 13.827; 8. O-Johnny Fahl, 14.759

Group (E) 1. 7-Justin Henderson, 13.457; 2. 2ks-Chad Boespflug, 13.597; 3. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.608; 4. 88-Kyle Offill, 13.664; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 13.931; 6. 33-James Broty, 14.308; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 14.314; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall, 99.360

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [1]; 2. 3-Tim Kaeding [2]; 3. O9-Matt Juhl [4]; 4. 23-Russel Borland [3]; 5. 55M-McKenna Haase [5]; 6. O5-Colin Smith [6]; 7. 35L-Cody Ledger [9]; 8. 14M-Jack Rouston [7]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [9]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 8. 73-Jake Blackhurst [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 17A-Austin McCarl [3]; 4. 17-Josh Baughman [4]; 5. 8H-Jade Hastings [6]; 6. 35-Skylar Prochaska [5]; 7. OS-Brandon Stevenson [8]; 8. 97-Alan Gilbertson [7]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17B-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 4. 14J-Jody Rosenboom [7]; 5. 44M-Chris Martin [6]; 6. 70-Justin Peck [5]; 7. 21-Brinton Marvel [3]; 8. O-Johnny Fahl [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 88-Kyle Offill [1]; 2. 2KS-Chad Boespflug [3]; 3. 7-Justin Henderson [4]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan [2]; 5. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [5]; 7. 33-James Broty [6]; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 7-Justin Henderson [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 3. 4-Terry McCarl [2]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [5]; 5. 88-Kyle Offill [6]; 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 11-Zeb Wise [3]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. O9-Matt Juhl [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 73-Jake Blackhurst [1]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [6]; 3. 14M-Jack Rouston [3]; 4. O-Johnny Fahl [4]; 5. 97-Alan Gilbertson [2]; 6. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]; 7. 29-Hunter Custer [7]; 8. 14R-Sean Rayhall [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 70-Justin Peck [8]; 4. 44M-Chris Martin [4]; 5. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [6]; 6. 55M-McKenna Haase [3]; 7. 35-Skylar Prochaska [7]; 8. 99-Skylar Gee [10]; 9. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 10. 8H-Jade Hastings [5]; 11. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [11]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson [17]; 13. 73-Jake Blackhurst [16]; 14. 33-James Broty [13]; 15. 35L-Cody Ledger [15]; 16. OS-Brandon Stevenson [14]; 17. 21-Brinton Marvel [12]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [6]; 3. 7-Justin Henderson [1]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 6. 17A-Austin McCarl [17]; 7. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 3-Tim Kaeding [14]; 9. 4-Terry McCarl [5]; 10. 11-Zeb Wise [8]; 11. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [15]; 13. 22-Cole Duncan [19]; 14. 17-Josh Baughman [3]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart [22]; 16. 88-Kyle Offill [9]; 17. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [11]; 18. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [27]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [25]; 20. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [21]; 21. 23-Russel Borland [18]; 22. 70-Justin Peck [23]; 23. 2KS-Chad Boespflug [16]; 24. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [26]; 25. 44M-Chris Martin [24]; 26. 14J-Jody Rosenboom [20]; 27. O9-Matt Juhl [12] Lap Leaders: Justin Henderson (1-7), Aaron Reutzel (8-25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (May 29, 2020) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 150 2. Cory Eliason - 146 3. Justin Henderson - 144 4. Brock Zearfoss - 142 5. Trey Starks - 140 6. Austin McCarl - 138 7. Bill Balog - 136 8. Tim Kaeding - 134 9. Terry McCarl - 132 10. Zeb Wise - 130

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners: Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2) East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson Park Jefferson International Speedway, S.D. (5/29/2020): Aaron Reutzel (3)

 

 

Devil’s Bowl added to Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires schedule on June 10; Tony Stewart to join All Stars during all nine events

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 27, 2020) - Bumping the overall tally from eight to nine, the 2020 edition of Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires featuring the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now consist of nine events over an 11-day span, as Devil’s Bowl Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, will host the winged warriors on Wednesday evening, June 10. Although not new to All Star Circuit of Champions competition like many of the facilities on the Thunder Through The Plains schedule, it has been over 30 years since the Series last left tracks at Devil’s Bowl Speedway, hosting a doubleheader on March 9-10, 1990.

The Devil’s Bowl program will be the first of five consecutive nights of competition for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, continuing on with stops at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 11, Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Friday, June 12, Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, June 13, and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana, on Sunday, June 14.

With only a two-day break separating the first four events from the last five, the Thunder Through The Plains schedule will activate on Thursday, June 4, at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, followed by visits to Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Friday, June 5, Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 6, and 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas, on Sunday, June 7.

Before the Cometic Gasket Thunder Through The Plains presented by Hercules Tires schedule can commence, the All Star Circuit of Champions must pass through Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. The two-day blockbuster, the first full-point program on the 2020 All Star schedule, will award a total winner’s share equalling $13,200; $6,600-to-win each evening.

Since announcing his plans to join the All Star Circuit of Champions for the Park Jefferson doubleheader, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, has had time to amend his upcoming schedule, ultimately extending his tour with America’s Series. The Columbus, Indiana-native will now follow the All Star Circuit of Champions during the entire Thunder Through The Plains campaign that extends through June 14.

General admission tickets for each night of the first-ever All Star invasion of Park Jefferson International Speedway are now available for $29. Children 5 and under will be admitted at a discounted price of $5. To comply with the social distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, ticket purchases will be available online with only a limited number of tickets available. Those wanting to purchase tickets can do so by visiting the ticket link below. No reserved seating is available and any remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the respective events.

General admission tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11275

Tickets for the events at Lawton Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, 81 Speedway, and Southern Oklahoma Speedway can be purchased through MyRacePass at https://market.myracepass.com/tickets/.

Park Jefferson International Speedway pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at the Series command center, following social distancing guidelines, at 5:30 p.m., followed by motor heat at 6, hot laps at 6:30 and time trials at 7.

A rain date of Sunday, May 31, may be utilized if weather should become a factor during the Friday or Saturday program. If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, tickets from Friday night’s program will be valid Sunday. If either Friday or Saturday night are rained out, the tickets from the respective night that was rained out will be valid Sunday. If the Sunday program is utilized, it will run without a support division and hot laps will begin at 2 pm.

For those unable to attend the Park Jefferson doubleheader, or any other event on the 2020 All Star schedule, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit FloSports.tv or FloRacing.com.

All Star Trip Directory:

Friday and Saturday, May 29-30
Park Jefferson International Speedway
48426 332nd Street
Jefferson, SD 57049
http://www.parkjeff.com/

Thursday, June 4
Lawton Speedway
3501 South Sheridan Rd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
http://www.lawtonspeedway.com/

Friday, June 5
Red Dirt Raceway
990871 S Hwy 18
Meeker, Oklahoma 74855
http://www.reddirtraceway.com/

Saturday, June 6
Outlaw Motor Speedway
8100 Wainwright Rd
Oktaha, Oklahoma 74450
https://www.facebook.com/Outlawmotorspeedway1/

Sunday, June 7
81 Speedway
7700 N Broadway
Park City, KS 67219
http://www.race81speedway.com/

Wednesday, June 10
Devil’s Bowl Speedway
1711 Lawson Road
Mesquite, TX 75181
http://devilsbowl.com/

Thursday, June 11
Southern Oklahoma Speedway
2897 US-77
Ardmore, OK 73401
http://www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com/

Friday, June 12
Monarch Motor Speedway
1633 FM 369
Wichita Falls, TX 76305
https://www.mmsdirt.com/

Saturday, June 13
Lonestar Speedway
3131 FM 1252 EW
Kilgore, TX 75662
http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/

Sunday, June 14
Chatham Speedway
14325 Highway 4
Chatham, Louisiana 71226
http://www.chathamspeedway.com/

 

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions roster unveiled

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 26, 2020) - With the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship point season commencing in three days, a stout contingent of some of the nation’s finest open wheel competitors are expected to assemble and tour full-time with America’s Series, kicking things off, officially, with a two-day stay at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30.

The doubleheader in the Mount Rushmore State, awarding $6,600-to-win each evening, will ignite an upcoming All Star schedule complete with ten races at nine facilities across five states, eight of those facilities never hosting an All Star Circuit of Champions program. Led by two-time and defending All Star champion and back-to-back Series-leading feature winner, Aaron Reutzel, the Series will trek through not only South Dakota between now and June 14, but also Oklahoma, Kassas, Texas, and Louisiana; an unprecedented 17-day swing during Tony Stewart’s tenure as owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Earning a combined 25 Series victories during the last two seasons, not including two he has amassed during non-point competition earlier this year, Clute, Texas’s Aaron Reutzel is just one of 11 full-time All Stars expected to hit the road in 2020, all chasing the $65,000 championship prize up for grabs at the end of the year.

In addition, 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year, Cory Eliason, will return to the tour full-time, as well as former Port Royal Speedway track champion, Brock Zearfoss, sprint car veteran and multi-time All Star winner, Paul McMahan, former two-time Series champion, Greg Wilson, former ASCS National Rookie of the Year, Skylar Gee, All Star winner and Indiana hotshot, Justin Peck, 2019 PA Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway champion, Danny Dietrich, Indiana-native and multi-time USAC National Midget Series winner, Zeb Wise, three-time ASCS national champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and Odessa, Texas-native and former ASCS National Tour winner, Josh Baughman.

2020 Full-Time All Stars:

Aaron Reutzel | Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 | Clute, Texas: Two-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions title earner, Aaron Reutzel, raced for a combined 25 feature victories during his pair of championship seasons and already owns two victories thus far in 2020; one at Volusia Speedway Park and one at East Bay Raceway Park. The Clute, Texas-native highlighted his most recent All Star season with the 52nd Annual Tuscarora 50 score at Port Royal Speedway worth a hefty $52,000.

Cory Eliason | Rudeen Racing No. 26 | Visalia, California: The 2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year has already secured three podium finishes with the Series this season, all accumulated during non-point action in Florida. Finishing third in his first-ever title chase, the California-native scored a pair of All Star victories in 2019 highlighted with a $10,000 triumph at Virginia Motor Speedway in early April. Eliason ended his first year as an All Star with 30 top-ten finishes in 40 feature starts.

Brock Zearfoss | Brock Zearfoss Racing No. 3Z | Jonestown, Pennsylvania: The ‘Jonestown Jet’ Brock Zearfoss will join the All Stars for a second consecutive season in 2020, ending his rookie campaign fourth in the final standings with a trio of All Star victories to his credit, one of which the $10,000 Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park. The former Port Royal Speedway track champion and one-time Outlaw winner compiled 22 top-ten finishes in 39 All Star feature starts in 2019.

Paul McMahan | Tom Buch Motorsports No. 13 | Nashville, Tennessee: Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan will once again bring national experience and competitiveness to the All Star trail, capping his most recent campaign in 2019 with a fifth-place outcome in the championship standings, earning 22 top-ten finishes in the process. McMahan was a two-time All Star winner during the 2018 season, ending his campaign fourth in the title chase.

Greg Wilson | Greg Wilson Racing No. W20 | Benton Ridge, Ohio: Like Paul McMahan, Greg Wilson brings national experience and competitiveness to the All Star Circuit of Champions. The Benton Ridge, Ohio-native and former Outlaw is a two-time All Star champion and has accumulated 25 Series victories over the course of his career, most recently at Fremont Speedway in June of 2015. Wilson capped his 2019 All Star efforts sixth in the title chase on the strength of 19 top-ten finishes.

Skylar Gee | Skylar Gee Racing No. 99 | Leduc, Alberta, Canada: Former American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) full-timer and ASCS National Rookie of the Year, Skylar Gee, will return to the All Star Circuit of Champions with hopes of picking up right where he left off. Gee, the lone Canadian on the All Star driver roster, finished seventh in last year’s end of the year standings and earned one victory along the way. In addition, Gee collected 12 top-ten finishes in 2019 with his victory accomplished at the always-competitive Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania.

Justin Peck | Premier Motorsports No. 70 | Monrovia, Indiana: Although 2020 will mark down as Peck’s first full season with the All Star Circuit of Champions, Peck and Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports joined forces during the midpoint of 2019 and followed the schedule for the rest of the season, accumulating 12 top-ten finishes in 29 feature starts. Peck’s lone All Star victory was acquired at Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, during the 2017 season.

Sam Hafertepe Jr.| Hill’s Racing Team No. 15H | Sunnyvale, Texas: Certainly the most decorated All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender, Hafertepe brings World of Outlaws and ASCS National Tour experience to the Series in 2020, earning three consecutive ASCS national titles during his racing tenure. Although never a full-timer, Hafertepe does own one All Star victory, earning his trip to victory lane during a visit to North Florida in 2008.

Zeb Wise | Sam McGhee Motorsports No. 11 | Angola, Indiana: Zeb Wise will work to transfer his USAC National Midget Series experience to the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020, competing full-time in an attempt to clinch Rookie of the Year honors. Although an inexperienced All Star driver, Wise’s team, Sam McGhee Motorsports, does own All Star experience and finished second in the 2019 championship standings with Dale Blaney at the wheel. Zeb Wise is the youngest USAC National Midget Series winner on record, capturing the BC39 win at The Dirt Track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2019.

Danny Dietrich | Gary Kauffman Racing No. 48 | Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: The 2019 Central Pennsylvania Sprint Car Series and Williams Grove Speedway champion is now a full-time contender with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Certainly no stranger to All Star action, the Pennsylvania-native owns 11 Series victories, most recently clinching a $10,000 win at Orange County Fair Speedway on July 13, 2019.

Josh Baughman | Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 17 | Odessa, Texas: Joining teammate and two-time All Star champion, Aaron Reutzel, on the road in 2020, Odessa, Texas’ Josh Baughman will follow the All Star schedule in search of victories and a title, ultimately clinching Rookie of the Year honors in the process. Like Gee and Hafertepe, Baughman brings ASCS National Tour experience to the traveling All Stars, earning top-ten finishes in the ASCS national standings in 2016 and 2017.

Online registration is now open for all teams entering action with the All Stars and IRA during the two-day visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Registration and pit passes for the two-day program can be filled out and purchased by clicking the link below. Sprint car teams are encouraged to complete the online registration process at their earliest convenience. IRA member teams please contact Steve Sinclair at siraprez@sbcglobal.net before registering.

General admission tickets for each night of the first-ever All Star invasion of Park Jefferson International Speedway are now available for $29. Children 5 and under will be admitted at a discounted price of $5. To comply with the social distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, ticket purchases will be available online with only a limited number of tickets available. Those wanting to purchase tickets can do so by visiting the ticket link below. No reserved seating is available and any remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the respective events.

Competitor Registration: https://sd-allstarentryform.typeform.com/to/O9ceqS

General admission tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11275

Park Jefferson International Speedway pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at the Series command center, following social distancing guidelines, at 5:30 p.m., followed by motor heat at 6, hot laps at 6:30 and time trials at 7.

A rain date of Sunday, May 31, may be utilized if weather should become a factor during the Friday or Saturday program. If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, tickets from Friday night’s program will be valid Sunday. If either Friday or Saturday night are rained out, the tickets from the respective night that was rained out will be valid Sunday. If the Sunday program is utilized, it will run without a support division and hot laps will begin at 2 pm.

For those unable to attend the Park Jefferson doubleheader, or any other event on the 2020 All Star schedule, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit FloSports.tv or FloRacing.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.

 

 

Tony Stewart will join All Stars during Park Jefferson visit on Friday and Saturday, May 29 & 30

Kevin Rudeen pushes winner’s share to $6,600 each night

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 21, 2020) - Eager to battle for a pair of $6,600 top prizes, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, Tony Stewart, will accompany the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during their first full-point weekend of the season and visit Jefferson, South Dakota’s Park Jefferson International Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Originally slated to award a pair of $5,000 pay days, the weekend now carries a total winner’s share equaling $13,200, with credit due to Kevin Rudeen of Rudeen Racing.

Tony Stewart is a five-time winner with the traveling All Stars over the course of his storied career, most recently claiming $26,000 during the Rayce Rudeen Foundation event at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday, July 28, 2019. The 2020 Rayce Rudeen Foundation race, once again awarding a $26,000 top prize, will be contested at the Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on Thursday, July 30.

Always finding ways to contribute to sprint car racing, Kevin Rudeen decided to beef up the payouts at Park Jefferson International Speedway by adding a $3,000 kick to each night’s feature purse, ultimately bumping the top prizes from $5,000 to $6,500. In addition, the runner-up and third-place finishers on each evening will receive an extra $500, with the fourth and fifth-place finishers on each evening receiving an extra $250.

“I’m just looking forward to seeing sprint cars back on the track on a consistent basis," said Kevin Rudeen. “I hope to be able to get to South Dakota next weekend to watch in person, but if not, I’ll be tuned into FloRacing. I appreciate the efforts of Tony and his team to get the season started.”

Earlier this week, the world-renown Trunk Bar headquartered in Knoxville, Iowa, posted $100 per night bumping the total to $6,600-to-win on Friday and Saturday.

As an added bonus, Kevin Rudeen will also award $250 to each heat race winner at Park Jefferson International Speedway.

“Kevin (Rudeen) has been nothing but supportive of the All Stars for the last two years and the sprint car industry on the whole for many more years," said Tony Stewart. “It was pretty cool winning the inaugural Rayce Rudeen Foundation race last year at 34 Raceway and I look forward to defending the title this year at one of my favorite tracks – Plymouth, WI. I’m really excited that we are getting the season started next weekend with the All Stars. Ten races over a 17-day period beginning with two at Park Jefferson. It’s been a long while since I’ve raced in South Dakota.”

Online registration is now open for all teams entering action with the All Stars and IRA during the two-day visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Registration and pit passes for the two-day program can be filled out and purchased by clicking here. Sprint car teams are encouraged to complete the online registration process at their earliest convenience. IRA member teams please contact Steve Sinclair at siraprez@sbcglobal.net before registering.

The IMCA SportMods and IMCA Stock Cars will also register through the same link here. The IMCA SportMods, featured on Friday, and IMCA Stock Cars, featured on Saturday, will each compete for a $400 top prize. Drivers will be competing for state, regional and national points.

General admission tickets for each night of the first-ever All Star invasion of Park Jefferson International Speedway are now available for $29. Children 5 and under will be admitted at a discounted price of $5. To comply with the social distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, ticket purchases will be available online with only a limited number of tickets available. Those wanting to purchase tickets can do so by visiting here. No reserved seating is available and any remaining tickets will be sold on the day of the respective events.

Competitor Registration: https://sd-allstarentryform.typeform.com/to/O9ceqS

General admission tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11275

Park Jefferson International Speedway pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at the Series command center, following social distancing guidelines, at 5:30 p.m., followed by motor heat at 6, hot laps at 6:30 and time trials at 7.

A rain date of Sunday, May 31, may be utilized if weather should become a factor during the Friday or Saturday program. If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, tickets from Friday night’s program will be valid Sunday. If either Friday or Saturday night are rained out, the tickets from the respective night that was rained out will be valid Sunday. If the Sunday program is utilized, it will run without a support division and hot laps will begin at 2 pm.

For those unable to attend the Park Jefferson doubleheader, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit FloSports.tv or FloRacing.com.

The All Star Circuit of Champions are actively seeking marketing partners for the two-day visit to South Dakota. Those seeking additional information should contact pr@tonystewart.com.

 

 

The All Stars will swing through the heartland with stops in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Louisiana on June 4-14

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 20, 2020) - With a pair of events already scheduled at Park Jefferson International Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, Series competitors will keep their atlases open and keyed in on states west of the Mighty Mississippi, and for the first time during Tony Stewart’s tenure as owner of the traveling All Stars, the Series will invade areas within Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Louisiana. The four-state tour will take shape over a 11-day span beginning with a three-pack in the Sooner State and a lone visit to Kansas on Thursday through Sunday, June 4-7.

Dubbed ‘Thunder Through The Plains,’ the All Star trek through Oklahoma and Kansas will ignite with appearances at Lawton Speedway in Lawton, Oklahoma, on Thursday, June 4, Red Dirt Raceway in Meeker, Oklahoma, on Friday, June 5, and the recently reopened Outlaw Motor Speedway in Oktaha, Oklahoma, on Saturday, June 6. Hopping north into the Sunflower State, the All Stars will conclude ‘Thunder Through The Plains’ with a visit to 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas, on Sunday, June 7.

It has been since 2003 when the All Star Circuit of Champions last visited Oklahoma. The now abandoned Tulsa Speedway hosted America’s Series on August 23, 2003, with Sans Souci, New South Wales, Australia’s Brooke Tatnell earning the main event victory. More recently, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer was the last All Star to claim a victory in Kansas, capturing a win at the Belleville High Banks on August 5, 2010.

After a three-day break, All Star action will resume with a three-state, four-race weekend through Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana on Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14. Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Oklahoma, planted just north of the Texas border, will be the first to host All Star Circuit of Champions competition during the second, four-race sweep on Thursday, June 11. Monarch Motor Speedway in Wichita Falls, Texas, is next on the list with a visit set for Friday, June 12, followed by one-night stands at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas, on Saturday, June 13, and Chatham Speedway in Chatham, Louisiana, on Sunday, June 14.

Adding a few extra pages to All Star Circuit of Champions history books, the appearances at Lawton Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Monarch Motor Speedway, Lonestar Speedway, and Chatham Speedway will all be a first-ever for the Tony Stewart-owned organization. Although Louisiana is a new territory for the Series, never visiting the Pelican State during its storied history, the All Stars are certainly no stranger to the Lone Star State, first visiting El Paso in 2004 after sanctioning a two-day stop at Devil’s Bowl in 1990.

With added dates comes schedule changes, and in addition to the already postponed New York swing that was scheduled for June 5-7, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires set for June 12-20 has also been postponed and tentatively rescheduled for July 3-12. Although an exact schedule has yet to be finalized, events at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on July 3-4, as well as at Sharon Speedway on July 11-12, have already been established. All Star and remaining track officials are working together to determine a final layout for the events in between.

Fans seeking additional information pertaining to the Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, and Louisiana road trip, such as gates times, ticket prices, and regulations pertaining to social distancing, should contact each of the respective tracks. The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue to abide by the social distancing recommendations and practices upheld by each state on the schedule.

Tickets for the events at Lawton Speedway, Red Dirt Raceway, Outlaw Motor Speedway, 81 Speedway, and Southern Oklahoma Speedway can be purchased through MyRacePass at https://market.myracepass.com/tickets/.

For those unable to make the journey to America’s heartland, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit FloSports.tv or FloRacing.com.

Trip Directory:

Thursday, June 4
Lawton Speedway
3501 South Sheridan Rd
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
http://www.lawtonspeedway.com/

Friday, June 5
Red Dirt Raceway
990871 S Hwy 18
Meeker, Oklahoma 74855
http://www.reddirtraceway.com/

Saturday, June 6
Outlaw Motor Speedway
8100 Wainwright Rd
Oktaha, Oklahoma 74450
https://www.facebook.com/Outlawmotorspeedway1/

Sunday, June 7
81 Speedway
7700 N Broadway
Park City, KS 67219
http://www.race81speedway.com/

Thursday, June 11
Southern Oklahoma Speedway
2897 US-77
Ardmore, OK 73401
http://www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com/

Friday, June 12
Monarch Motor Speedway
1633 FM 369
Wichita Falls, TX 76305
https://www.mmsdirt.com/

Saturday, June 13
Lonestar Speedway
3131 FM 1252 EW
Kilgore, TX 75662
http://www.lonestarspeedway.com/

Sunday, June 14
Chatham Speedway
14325 Highway 4
Chatham, Louisiana 71226
http://www.chathamspeedway.com/

 

 

Driver registration open and tickets now available for All Star visit to Park Jefferson on May 29-30

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 18, 2020) - Online registration is now open for all teams entering action with the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series during the two-day visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. Registration and pit passes for the two-day program can be filled out and purchased by clicking here. Sprint car teams are encouraged to complete the online registration process at their earliest convenience. IRA member teams please contact Steve Sinclair at siraprez@sbcglobal.net before registering.

The IMCA SportMods and IMCA Stock Cars will also register through the same link: here. The IMCA SportMods, featured on Friday, and IMCA Stock Cars, featured on Saturday, will each compete for a $400 top prize. Drivers will be competing for state, regional and national points.

In addition, general admission tickets for each night of the first-ever All Star invasion of Park Jefferson International Speedway are now available for $29. Children 5 and under will be admitted at a discounted price of $5. To comply with the social distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, ticket purchases will be available online with only a limited number of tickets available. Those wanting to purchase tickets can do so by visiting here. No reserved seating is available and any remaining tickets will be sold at the day of the respective events.

Competitor Registration: https://sd-allstarentryform.typeform.com/to/O9ceqS

General admission tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=11275

Park Jefferson International Speedway pit gates will open at 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, with general admission gates opening at 4 p.m. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at the Series command center, following social distancing guidelines, at 5:30 p.m., followed by motor heat at 6, hot laps at 6:30 and time trials at 7.

A rain date of Sunday, May 31, may be utilized if weather should become a factor during the Friday or Saturday program. If both Friday and Saturday are rained out, tickets from Friday night’s program will be valid Sunday. If either Friday or Saturday night are rained out, the tickets from the respective night that was rained out will be valid Sunday. If the Sunday program is utilized, it will run without a support division and hot laps will be begin at 2 pm.

For those unable to attend the Park Jefferson doubleheader, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All Star Circuit of Champions and IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit FloSports.tv or FloRacing.com.

The All Star Circuit of Champions are actively seeking marketing partners for the two-day visit to South Dakota. Those seeking additional information should contact pr@tonystewart.com.

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All Stars will begin 2020 championship points season with Park Jefferson International Speedway starts on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 14, 2020) - Replacing a previously scheduled three-day visit to Wisconsin with the IRA Outlaw Sprints that is now postponed, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will officially launch its 2020 championship points season with a two-day visit to Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota, on Friday and Saturday, May 29-30. The doubleheader will feature back-to-back $5,000-to-win programs for the traveling All Stars, also featuring the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, who will co-sanction the trip to the Mount Rushmore State.

The All Star/IRA meeting will feature not only a stout roster of full-time representatives from each Series, but also a highly-competitive contingent of local and regionally-based talent. Full-time All Stars expected to make the journey to South Dakota, as well as ignite their 2020 All Star championship quest, includes two-time and defending champion, Aaron Reutzel, 2019 Rookie of the Year, Cory Eliason, recent Park Jefferson Open Wheel Nationals winner, Brock Zearfoss, former ASCS national champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Pennsylvania Posse transplant, Gerard McIntyre, Jr., Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck, former ASCS full-timer, Skylar Gee, former two-time All Star champion, Greg Wilson, 2020 Rookie of the Year contender, Zeb Wise, and Series veteran and multi-time winner, Paul McMahan.

IRA full-timers expected to take-on the All Stars include 2019 Series champion and leading winner, Bill Balog, Beaver Dam’s Jeremy Schultz, the ‘Big Wheel’ Scotty Thiel, Scotty Neitzel, Russel Borland, Jake Blackhurst and Joey Moughan.

General Admission tickets for Park Jefferson’s events will go on sale exclusively online beginning Monday, May 18. To comply with social distancing recommendations upheld by the CDC, only a limited supply of tickets will be sold for the Friday and Saturday programs and pit gate passes will be limited to participating teams only. Teams planning to participate should register online so respective paperwork can be completed in advance. Additional information pertaining to general admission tickets and competitor online registration will be released on Monday, May 18.

For those unable to attend the events in person, FloSports, the exclusive broadcast partner for both the All Stars and IRA sprints, will broadcast the events live on its FloRacing platform. For more information, visit FloSports.tv or FloRacing.com.

In addition to the 410-winged sprint cars, the IMCA Sport Modifieds will compete Friday night and the IMCA Stock Cars will compete Saturday night. A top prize of $400 will be awarded each night to the victor.

The All Star Circuit of Champions are actively seeking marketing partners for the two-day visit to South Dakota. Those seeking additional information should contact pr@tonystewart.com.

Due to ongoing social distancing policies and stay-at-home orders still being implemented in states the All Stars are scheduled to visit over the next three weeks, additional events on the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule have been postponed including the rescheduled visit to Lernerville Speedway on Friday, May 22, and Port Royal Speedway’s doubleheader on Saturday and Sunday, May 23-24. Series and track officials are working together to find suitable make-up dates.

The three-day swing to Wilmot Raceway, Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway in southern Wisconsin set for Friday through Sunday, May 29-31, has been postponed. The Rayce Rudeen Foundation race scheduled for May 30 has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 30. The second annual event will feature an A-Main purse of over $67,000 with $26,000 going to the winner.

All Star and IRA Series officials are working together to find suitable make-up dates for Wilmot and Angell Park.

The three-day visit to New York scheduled at Outlaw Speedway, Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Friday through Sunday, June 5-7, have also been postponed. Series and track officials will monitor New York state restrictions going forward to understand if and when the All Stars can return to the Empire state.

 

 

COVID-19 pandemic forces All Star visits to I-96 Speedway, Gas City Speedway and Kokomo Speedway to be postponed

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 5, 2020) - In accordance with Michigan and Indiana’s respective policies pertaining to social distancing and phased re-opening as the result of COVID-19, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 visits to I-96 Speedway, Gas City Speedway and Kokomo Speedway scheduled for May 15-17 have been postponed. Series and track officials are working together to find suitable make-up dates.

All Star and track officials will continue to monitor the federal and state recommendations surrounding the phased reopening of the economy.

“While we are disappointed that we won’t be racing in Indiana and Michigan next weekend, we are being mindful of the re-opening processes in all of the states we have an interest in,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Stars. “We had some very productive discussions with the state of Indiana earlier today and we look forward to working together to reschedule these All Star events later this year. We are continuing to communicate with promoters regarding our upcoming schedule of events, as well as pursuing options in states that have been less affected by COVID-19 and hope to be able to make some announcements soon.”

 

 

$26,000-to-win Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race to be hosted at Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds on May 30

All Stars and IRA will collide and battle for largest sprint car winner’s share in Wisconsin history

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 19, 2020) - The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Rayce Rudeen Foundation, an entity that supports organizations and programs that encourage a healthy and productive life free from addiction, are pleased to announce that the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race will be contested on Saturday, May 30, at the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds in Plymouth, Wisconsin.

The high-profile event, the second of three Wisconsin-based programs for the All Star Circuit of Champions during the final weekend of May, will also feature the stars of the Bumper-To-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, ultimately creating one of the Midwest’s must-see open wheel experiences of 2020.

If weather should become a factor, the event will be contested on Thursday, July 30.

“I am honored to once again work with Tony Stewart, the All Stars, and new this year, the IRA Series to host the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race,” said Kevin Rudeen of Rayce Rudeen Foundation. “Additionally, I am happy to welcome back Speed Media who will work with the Series to promote the race and everything else that will partake during the event. The first Foundation race was a success. The grandstands were filled with awesome fans, the pits were lined with talented drivers, the racing was incredible, and we had an impressive podium finish in Tony Stewart, Rico Abreu and Christopher Bell. With moving the event to Wisconsin this year, I look forward to seeing new teams and fans that will come out for the race. My family and I are so grateful and want to thank everyone for your support to the foundation and this event."

Once again awarding a $26,000 top prize, the second-largest winner’s share on the 2020 All Star schedule, the high-stakes event boasts a total purse nearing $67,000 with a minimum of $800 being awarded to each main event starter. Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and recent NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee, was the 2019 Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race champion at 34-Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Kevin (Rudeen) and his initiatives through the Rayce Rudeen Foundation,” said Tony Stewart. “We are really excited that the All Stars have been able to be a part of this event. Wisconsin is a great sprint car market and Steve (Sinclair) does an awesome job up there. I’m looking forward to getting up to Wisconsin for this event in May. Thank you to Kevin, Steve and all the parties involved in helping us put this together.”

Two-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions champion, Aaron Reutzel is expected to be on hand to battle for the 2020 Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race crown. Other full-time All Stars expected to make the journey include 2019 All Star Rookie of the Year Cory Eliason, three-time Series winner Brock Zearfoss, Nashville-native and sprint car veteran Paul McMahan, two-time Series champion Greg Wilson, recent Series winner and Pennsylvania-native Gerard McIntyre, Jr., former ASCS national champion Sam Hafertepe, Jr., Canada-native and former All Star winner Skylar Gee, former Macon Speedway All Star winner Justin Peck, and 2020 All Star Rookie of the Year contender Zeb Wise.

Led by nine-time and defending Series champion and all-time Series win leader Bill Balog, the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series is the predominant open wheel force in the Badger State and will prove to be a true challenge for the All Stars as they face-off for the largest winner’s share in Wisconsin sprint car history.

In addition to Balog, boasting an incredible 114 Series victories during his tenure, the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will be represented by many of Midwest’s finest including Scotty Thiel, Jeremy Schultz, Scotty Neitzel, Jake Blackhurst, Russel Borland, and Joey Moughan.

"The Bumper-To-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and Plymouth Dirt Track are extremely honored to be involved with the Rayce Rudeen Foundation event. Special thanks to Kevin Rudeen for bringing this truly special event to Wisconsin. I'm so proud of our relationship with Tony, the All Star teams and their entire organization," stated IRA President and race co-promoter, Steve Sinclair. "We're going to do our best to make this a very special night for all involved."

The Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race is one of three events on the All Star slate during the final weekend of May. The Series will kick-off the weekend with a visit to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Friday, May 29, then cap their trip to the Badger State with a Sunday night visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on May 31. The events at Wilmot and Angell Park will each award $5,000 top prizes.

Fans unable to make the journey to Plymouth Dirt Track for the second annual Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race can still witness the event online, live exclusively at FloRacing. To access live coverage visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network.

The events at Wilmot Raceway and Angell Park Speedway will also be broadcast live at www.floracing.com.

More news and information pertaining to the Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race at Plymouth Dirt Track will be posted in the coming weeks. Fans should stay alert online, as well as on social media, for further updates.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson

 

 

Kyle Larson goes wire-to-wire to score Jean Lynch Classic presented by Winn-Dixie main event victory at East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, Fla. (February 11, 2020) - Certainly synonymous with winning, especially in an open wheel automobile, ‘Yung Money’ Kyle Larson nearly swept Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 action on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park, eventually leading every circuit of the inaugural Jean Lynch Classic presented by Winn-Dixie for a $5,000 payday.

The 30-lap triumph, the product of an outside-front row starting position, was just one portion of Larson’s near-domination to close-out the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Florida visit. The Elk Grove, California-native set the evening’s fastest time during qualifying time trials followed by a convincing victory during the second of two dashes.

Capping an East Bay visit that concluded with back-to-back runner-up performances, former World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Ian Madsen finished second on Tuesday night, followed by Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason, a hard-charging Aaron Reutzel, who advanced ten positions, and ‘Smoke’ Tony Stewart.

“My goal here as of lately was to get to the double-digit win mark in the (NASCAR) off-season and we were able to get number ten here tonight,” Kyle Larson explained, driver of the Paul Silva-owned, Chevrolet Accessories, Finley Farms, No. 57 sprint car. “That’s not a bad stretch of races since Homestead ended. Hopefully we can move on and win a bunch of NASCAR races with Chip Ganassi Racing.”

Untouchable from start to finish, Larson’s only real challenges were in the form of cautions and lapped traffic, with the first caution appearing on lap seven and again on lap 29, ultimately setting up a two-lap dash to the finish. Needless to say, the momentum shifts proved to be no harm to the familiar No. 57, keeping KCP Racing’s Ian Madsen in the rearview mirror the entire distance even when traffic hit its peak during a 22-lap green flag stretch that extended until lap 29. The caution with two circuits remaining erased a near-five second advantage for Larson.

“I just felt good all night long and it’s really fun to have a car like that. I was actually looking forward to traffic because I knew I had such a good car,” Larson said, who now owns ten All Star Circuit of Champions victories. “I really didn’t want to see that last caution because the pace started to slow down in three and four and I was lapping guys around the bottom. You never know where second is, so you gotta figure they would probably go where I wasn’t. I was planning on going to the bottom so I was hoping they wouldn’t get around me. It all worked out great.

“It has been a struggle the last week or so,” Larson continued. “So it feels good to come to East Bay and be really good.”

What’s Next:
With Florida action complete, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will turn their attention toward Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, where the Series will take part in a Spring Nationals doubleheader on Friday and Saturday, April 10 & 11. The two-day program will award a pair of $5,000 top prizes and officially kick-off the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions point chase. Fans seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park online at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: East Bay Raceway Park - Tuesday, February 11, 2020:
Event: Jean Lynch Classic presented by Winn-Dixie
Entries: 35
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 13.374 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 12.480 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brian Brown
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Ian Madsen
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Brock Zearfoss
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ian Madsen
Kear's Speed Shop Dash #2: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner:
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Hunter Mackison
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Kyle Larson
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Aaron Reutzel (+10)
(Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.178; 2. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.445; 3. 28F-Davie Franek, 13.476; 4. 1-Jamie Myers, 13.707; 5. 4x-Carson McCarl, 13.735; 6. 44-Trey Starks, 13.755; 7. 25-Chris Myers, 13.808; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.075; 9. 40i-Mark Imler, 14.322

Group (B)
1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.879; 2. 4t-Terry McCarl, 12.976; 3. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.038; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.167; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 13.302; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.357; 7. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.378; 8. 7B-Ben Brown, 14.072; 9. 121-Steve Glover, 14.392

Group (C)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.982; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.198; 3. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.207; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.261; 5. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 13.372; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.410; 7. 23-Chase Baker, 13.952; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.964; 9. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 13.968

Group (D)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.480; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 12.824; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.182; 4. 5-Brent Marks, 13.304; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.317; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.438; 7. 197-Ryan Harrison, 14.390; 8. 4b-Billy Boyd Jr., 99.590

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 2. 28F-Davie Franek [2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson [3]; 4. 1-Jamie Myers [1]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [8]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [6]; 7. 4X-Carson McCarl [5]; 8. 40I-Mark Imler [9]; 9. 25-Chris Myers [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 4. 4T-Terry McCarl [3]; 5. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 6. 28-Tim Shaffer [7]; 7. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 8. 7B-Ben Brown [8]; 9. 121-Steve Glover [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [5]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [7]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [9]; 9. 15K-Chad Kemenah [2]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 5-Brent Marks [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 4. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 6. 197-Ryan Harrison [7]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 8. 4B-Billy Boyd Jr. [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 4T-Terry McCarl [3]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 15K-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 28-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [1]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]; 7. 4X-Carson McCarl [8]; 8. 18J-RJ Jacobs [10]; 9. 25-Chris Myers [14]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [9]; 11. 7B-Ben Brown [11]; 12. 197-Ryan Harrison [6]; 13. 40I-Mark Imler [12]; 14. 4B-Billy Boyd Jr. [13]; 15. 121-Steve Glover [15]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 3C-Cale Conley [4]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 9. W20-Greg Wilson [10]; 10. 5-Brent Marks [11]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [17]; 12. 4T-Terry McCarl [6]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 14. 28F-Davie Franek [12]; 15. 21-Brian Brown [9]; 16. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [15]; 17. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 18. 44-Trey Starks [24]; 19. 1-Jamie Myers [16]; 20. 28-Tim Shaffer [22]; 21. 1080-Jordan Mackison [20]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [23]; 23. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 24. 15K-Chad Kemenah [21] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings:
N/A [Florida events are non-point programs]

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/11/2020): Kyle Larson

 

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

 

Aaron Reutzel scores second consecutive All Star victory with Winn-Dixie triumph at East Bay Raceway Park

TAMPA, Fla. (February 10, 2020) - Despite the entire Florida campaign not accumulating points toward the overall Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship, if Florida results could give any indication on how the 2020 All Star title chase will unfold, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel is a surefire favorite to earn the $65,000 top prize, ultimately increasing his consecutive championship run to three.

Now with two consecutive All Star victories in the Sunshine State, the first occurring during Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, February 6, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports’ Aaron Reutzel continued his Florida dominance with a convincing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie victory at East Bay Raceway Park on Monday evening, February 10, taking command for the first time on lap three before escaping from the rest of the field to snag the $5,000 payday. In addition, the win was Reutzel’s 27th during Series competition, doing so from sixth on the grid.

“We kinda picked up right where we left off last year. Whenever you’re running that good at the end of the year, you don’t want the year to end. Momentum can change and you can never be too sure how the next year is going to start,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Dissolvalloy/No. 87 sprint car. “Even when we had the opportunity to practice last week, I told the guys I didn’t want to practice. I just wanted to head into race night like it was another race from last year.”

A takeover that proved to be just as impressive as the driver performing it, Reutzel’s bid for the lead on lap three consisted of two parts, the first segment being a slingshot move around the outer edge of the speedway in turns one and two to power by three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. Reutzel’s maneuver in the first two corners was soon followed by a dive through turns three and four to sneak by Brian Brown for the top spot. The multi-time Knoxville Raceway track champion led the first two circuits.

Reutzel went on to race unchallenged throughout the remaining distance, easily navigating through slower traffic while Tony Stewart, Cory Eliason, Ian Madsen and Brian Brown all jockeyed for position. Climbing ahead from eighth, Madsen eventually settled into second on lap 18 and desperately attempted to track down the two-time champion during the second half of the 30-lap program. The effort was present, but the gap was too much to overcome, even in late stages of traffic. Reutzel lapped all but the top 11 cars and, at one point, maintained a near-five second advantage. The final margin of victory equalled 2.5 seconds.

“The track was phenomenal tonight. I’d love to see a race track like that the entire time we are here,” Reutzel continued. “That was a lot of fun. I can’t thank my team enough for what they do for me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their hard work and dedication.”

Following Reutzel and Madsen to the line were Cory Eliason, Tony Stewart and Chad Kemenah, who advanced four spots to secure his top-five performance. On a special note, Aaron Reutzel is now the second Texan to score an All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory at East Bay Raceway Park, now joining Gary Wright on the Florida wins list.

What’s Next:
With one night of Winn-Dixie action in the books, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2020 Florida vacation, officially, with one final visit to East Bay Raceway Park on Tuesday, February 11. Dubbed the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie, the East Bay All Star finale will award a $5,000 top prize. Fans should visit East Bay Raceway Park online for additional information: www.ebrp.co.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: East Bay Raceway Park - Monday, February 10, 2020:
Event: All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie
Entries: 36
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 14.129 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.252 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Ian Madsen
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brian Brown
Kear's Speed Shop Dash #2: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Bradley Howard
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: R.J. Jacobs
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Ian Madsen (+6)
(Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 24-Danny Martin Jr., 13.659; 2. 4t-Terry McCarl, 13.667; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.690; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.817; 5. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.915; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 14.080; 7. 40i-Mark Imler, 14.445; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.452; 9. 7B-Ben Brown, 15.052

Group (B)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 13.401; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.488; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.606; 4. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.712; 5. 5-Brent Marks, 13.783; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 14.066; 7. 25-Chris Myers, 14.464; 8. 197-Ryan Harrison, 14.491; 9. 23-Chase Baker, 14.606

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.252; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.341; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer, 13.852; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.954; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.090; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 14.093; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs, 14.142; 8. 121-Steve Glover, 14.709; 9. 4X-Carson McCarl, 14.801

Group (D)
1. M1-Mark Smith, 13.750; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.751; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.810; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 14.008; 5. 1-Jamie Myers, 14.045; 6. 28F-Davie Franek, 14.048; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.472; 8. 4b-Billy Boyd Jr., 15.161; 9. J4-John Garvin, 99.520

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 4T-Terry McCarl [3]; 4. 3C-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 24-Danny Martin Jr. [4]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 40I-Mark Imler [7]; 9. 7B-Ben Brown [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 15K-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 25-Chris Myers [7]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 8. 197-Ryan Harrison [8]; 9. 23-Chase Baker [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 3. 28-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 6. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [6]; 7. 18J-RJ Jacobs [7]; 8. 4X-Carson McCarl [9]; 9. 121-Steve Glover [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 1-Jamie Myers [5]; 6. 4B-Billy Boyd Jr. [8]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 8. 28F-Davie Franek [6]; 9. J4-John Garvin [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 21-Brian Brown [2]; 2. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 5. 24-Danny Martin Jr. [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 49H-Bradley Howard [2]; 2. 4-Danny Smith [3]; 3. 28F-Davie Franek [1]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [4]; 5. 18J-RJ Jacobs [7]; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 7. 25-Chris Myers [5]; 8. 197-Ryan Harrison [11]; 9. 40I-Mark Imler [10]; 10. 4X-Carson McCarl [12]; 11. 4B-Billy Boyd Jr. [6]; 12. 121-Steve Glover [14]; 13. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 14. 7B-Ben Brown [15]; 15. 23-Chase Baker [13]; 16. J4-John Garvin [16]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [8]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 5. 15K-Chad Kemenah [9]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 7. 4T-Terry McCarl [13]; 8. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 11. 28-Tim Shaffer [14]; 12. M1-Mark Smith [5]; 13. 5-Brent Marks [19]; 14. 3C-Cale Conley [17]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson [12]; 16. 44-Trey Starks [15]; 17. 24-Danny Martin Jr. [10]; 18. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [24]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 20. 1-Jamie Myers [20]; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard [21]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [16]; 23. 28F-Davie Franek [23]; 24. 4-Danny Smith [22] Lap Leaders: Brian Brown (1,2), Aaron Reutzel (3-30)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings:
N/A [Florida events are non-point programs]

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel
East Bay Raceway Park, Fla. (2/10/2020): Aaron Reutzel (2)

 

 

Aaron Reutzel scores Thursday night DIRTcar Nationals victory for first-ever All Star win at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 6, 2020) - Unrattled by a Wednesday night performance that concluded with a sixth place finish during the evening’s consolation B-Main, two-time and defending Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion Aaron Reutzel was the class of the field on Thursday evening at Volusia Speedway Park, concluding the All Star segment of the 2020 DIRTcar Nationals with a victory; the 26th of Aaron Reutzel’s career and a first-ever Series win at the ‘World’s Fastest Half Mile Dirt Track.’

Defending World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Brad Sweet, finished second on Thursday night, followed by Ian Madsen, Donny Schatz and James McFadden.

“We do a lot in the off-season to try and make our cars better and better. I just can’t thank my guys enough,” Aaron Reutzel said, who amassed a Series-leading 16 victories in 2019. “Dylan Buswell is with us now because Cheeseburger is gone. He went home to better his career and you can’t blame someone for wanting to do that. This is just another testament to this team. We missed the A-Main last night but we came back with redemption tonight.”

Reutzel, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Nattress Construction/No. 87 sprint car, earned his $5,000 top prize from the inside of the second row, eventually working his way around front row starter and Wednesday night winner, Brad Sweet, with a diving move in turns one and two on lap eight, all before powering under race leader, Ian Madsen, in turn four on lap 16. A lapped car, which caused Madsen to slip out of his desired groove, aided Reutzel’s attempt.

Despite an abrasive surface ultimately leading to a thin, but ultra-fast racing groove, Reutzel never faltered, maintaining command, as well as his composure, even as tire wear started to become an obvious threat during the later stages of the 25-lap program.

Adding to the drama already assembling due to tire concern, cautions started to flood the main event with just four circuits remaining. In fact, caution lights appeared on lap 22 and again on lap 24, each for right-rear flats, ultimately setting up a green-white-checkered finish. In spite of concern, and a right-rear lacking tread, Reutzel persevered.

“The first couple of laps, I just kinda judged myself with everyone else. I could see Brad [Sweet] was moving around and he was pretty good, too. I eventually found the rubber and Brad found it at the same time, but luckily I was able to find it a little before he did,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I eventually ran up on Ian [Madsen]. I thought I was running a pretty smart race but I think I got to Ian a little too quickly because he ended up seeing me and moving down on me. Regardless, it all ended up playing out in our favor. I was just trying to be as patient as I could.”

What’s Next:
Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2020 Florida vacation with a pair of East Bay Raceway Park starts on Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11. Dubbed the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie, the East Bay double will award a pair of $5,000 paydays. Fans should visit East Bay Raceway Park online for additional information: www.ebrp.co. The Tampa-area facility has not hosted an All Star Circuit of Champions program since 2010.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Thursday, February 6, 2020:
Event: 49th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
Entries: 34
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.563 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Daryn Pittman - 13.087 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Daryn Pittman
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sheldon Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Logan Schuchart
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ian Madsen
Kear's Speed Shop Dash #2: Brad Sweet
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Chad Kemenah
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brock Zearfoss
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Cory Eliason (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.087; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.294; 3. 41-David Gravel, 13.311; 4. 14-Tim Shaffer, 13.316; 5. 15k-Chad Kemenah, 13.348; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.445; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.504; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.631; 9. 4-Terry McCarl, 13.789

Group (B)
1. 14P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.194; 2. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.260; 3. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.281; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.332; 5. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.376; 6. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.388; 7. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.483; 8. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.485; 9. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.610

Group (C)
1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.153; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.327; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.525; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 13.538; 5. 5-Brent Marks, 13.575; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.646; 7. J4-John Garvin, 14.067; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel, 14.172

Group (D)
1. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.458; 2. 9-James McFadden, 13.543; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.608; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.686; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.995; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 14.161; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.228; 8. B15-Kurt Conklin, 14.947

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 83-Daryn Pittman [4]; 2. 41-David Gravel [2]; 3. 14-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl [9]; 7. 15K-Chad Kemenah [5]; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 5. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 2-Carson Macedo [6]; 7. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 8. 3C-Cale Conley [9]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [5]; 6. J4-John Garvin [7]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 9-James McFadden [3]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [1]; 4. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 8. B15-Kurt Conklin [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 18-Ian Madsen [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 9-James McFadden [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 49-Brad Sweet [1]; 2. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4]; 5. 83-Daryn Pittman [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 15K-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 6. 4-Terry McCarl [5]; 7. 33M-Mason Daniel [9]; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser [14]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [12]; 10. 3C-Cale Conley [11]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [8]; 12. J4-John Garvin [6]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [4]; 14. B15-Kurt Conklin [13]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 4. 15-Donny Schatz [7]; 5. 9-James McFadden [5]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [14]; 7. 83-Daryn Pittman [10]; 8. 57-Kyle Larson [12]; 9. 41-David Gravel [11]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [18]; 11. 2-Carson Macedo [21]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [16]; 13. 26-Cory Eliason [24]; 14. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [15]; 15. 14-Tim Shaffer [13]; 16. 5-Brent Marks [19]; 17. 1S-Logan Schuchart [8]; 18. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 19. 2M-Kerry Madsen [23]; 20. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 21. 2C-Wayne Johnson [17]; 22. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [9]; 23. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 24. 15K-Chad Kemenah [22] Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen (1-15), Aaron Reutzel (16-25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings:
N/A [Florida events are non-point programs]

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/6/2020): Aaron Reutzel

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.

 

 

 

Brad Sweet opens 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season with DIRTcar Nationals victory at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 5, 2020) - Officially activating the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season, Grass Valley, California’s Brad Sweet earned himself another Gator Trophy in the Sunshine State, this time climbing ahead two spots to clinch the DIRTcar Nationals sprint car opening night victory on Wednesday evening at Volusia Speedway Park. The win, the fifth of Sweet’s career during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, secured the defending World of Outlaws champion a $5,000 payday; his second All Star triumph in as many seasons at the 'World’s Fastest Half-Mile Dirt Track.’

Ian Madsen, a former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year, chased Sweet to the final checkers, followed by Cory Eliason, a hard charging Kyle Larson from 14th, and James McFadden.

“I can’t thank my team enough for their hard work this off season,” Brad Sweet said, driver of the NAPA Auto Parts, Kasey Kahne Racing with Mike Curb, Team ASE, Factory Kahne, No. 49 sprint car. “Anytime you can roll out of the box and win is pretty special. It’s extra special with my daughter and wife here. It’s pretty neat to begin the year like this.”

Despite not taking command for the first time until lap 14, and dropping as far back as fifth after a restart due to caution on lap two, Sweet was a factor the entire 25-lap distance. Utilizing patience and finesse, the ‘Big Cat’ powered his way around Tim Shaffer to secure fourth on lap four, all before executing a perfect slider between turns three and four to regain third over James McFadden on lap six. Meanwhile, 2019 All Star Rookie of the Year Cory Eliason was at the front of the field, maintaining control while Ian Madsen kept a strong pace in the runner-up position. Madsen eventually moved by Eliason to take command on lap seven, using slower cars to help maneuver around the Rudeen Racing entry.

Also not deterred by slower cars, Sweet made his first bid for second on lap 12, relying on a familiar slider through turns three and four to hopefully secure his fate. Unfortunately, Sweet’s move was unsuccessful, ultimately forced to settle back into third. Two circuits later, Sweet was once again in a position to pounce, this time moving around Eliason before beating Madsen in a drag race back to the flagstand to officially lead lap 14. Sweet’s margin at the line was a mere-.023 seconds.

From that point forward, it was all Sweet at the front of the field, keeping Ian Madsen and Cory Eliason at bay the final 11 circuits to win by .9 seconds.

“Anytime you win, it’s fun. It was a great race,” Brad Sweet continued. “I was really searching for a line in three and four. The grease would go away, then someone would come by and splash up some water. It really altered the complexity of the race. You really had to be mindful of which lines you were taking and what was happening with the race track. My car could run up top, but it was definitely better on the bottom.”

What’s Next:
The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2020 campaign with a second consecutive DIRTcar Nationals start on Thursday evening, February 6. Although sprint car competition will continue at the DIRTcar Nationals through Sunday, February 9, the All Stars will end their visit on Thursday, once again battling for a $5,000 top prize.

The Series will conclude their 2020 Florida vacation with a pair of East Bay Raceway Park starts on Monday and Tuesday, February 10-11. Dubbed the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie, the East Bay double will award a pair of $5,000 paydays. Fans should visit East Bay online at www.ebrp.co for additional information.

Online Coverage:
Each and every event on the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will be broadcast live exclusively at www.floracing.com. To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit www.floracing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Wednesday, February 5, 2020:
Event: 49th Annual DIRTcar Nationals
Entries: 34
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 13.439 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: James McFadden - 13.155 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Jacob Allen
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Logan Schuchart
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Ian Madsen
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ian Madsen
Kear's Speed Shop Dash #2: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery B-Main Winner: Donny Schatz
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Brent Marks
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Brad Sweet
Hercules Tire A-Main Hard Charger: Kyle Larson (+10)
(Lincoln Electric, Hercules Tire, Rayce Rudeen Foundation: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 9-James McFadden, 13.155; 2. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.218; 3. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.220; 4. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.261; 5. 21-Brian Brown, 13.346; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.399; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.460; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.576; 9. 5-Brent Marks, 13.781

Group (B)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.308; 2. 2-Carson Macedo, 13.309; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.333; 4. 15K-Chad Kemenah, 13.419; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.493; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.510; 7. 7-Shane Stewart, 13.567; 8. J4-John Garvin, 14.015; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 99.140

Group (C)
1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.200; 2. 83-Daryn Pittman, 13.316; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.382; 4. 41-David Gravel, 13.440; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.450; 6. 14P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.530; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.723; 8. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.747

Group (D)
1. 14-Tim Shaffer, 13.465; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.477; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.536; 4. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.608; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.637; 6. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.988; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.025; 8. B15-Kurt Conklin, 99.000

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1A-Jacob Allen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 8. 5-Brent Marks [9]; 9. 33M-Mason Daniel [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1S-Logan Schuchart [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 15K-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 2-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 7-Shane Stewart [7]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 7. 7S-Jason Sides [6]; 8. J4-John Garvin [8]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 41-David Gravel [1]; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 4. 83-Daryn Pittman [3]; 5. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 8. W20-Greg Wilson [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 14-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [6]; 8. B15-Kurt Conklin [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3]; 4. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 14-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 9-James McFadden [4]; 4. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 5-Brent Marks [10]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 33M-Mason Daniel [13]; 9. 3C-Cale Conley [8]; 10. J4-John Garvin [11]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 12. 40-George Hobaugh [14]; 13. B15-Kurt Conklin [12]; 14. 7S-Jason Sides [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [14]; 5. 9-James McFadden [6]; 6. 14-Tim Shaffer [4]; 7. 41-David Gravel [11]; 8. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [8]; 9. 1A-Jacob Allen [5]; 10. 15K-Chad Kemenah [13]; 11. 1S-Logan Schuchart [10]; 12. 2-Carson Macedo [15]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [12]; 14. 2M-Kerry Madsen [24]; 15. 83-Daryn Pittman [16]; 16. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 17. 14P-Parker Price-Miller [19]; 18. 11K-Kraig Kinser [23]; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 20. 15-Donny Schatz [21]; 21. 7-Shane Stewart [20]; 22. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [18]; 23. 21-Brian Brown [22]; 24. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [7] Lap Leaders: Cory Eliason (1-6), Ian Madsen (7-13), Brad Sweet (14-25)

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings:
N/A [Florida events are non-point programs]

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Winners:
Volusia Speedway Park, Fla. (2/5/2020): Brad Sweet

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions to begin 2020 season with Volusia’s DIRTcar Nationals and East Bay visit presented by Winn-Dixie

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 4, 2020) - As tradition has it, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will begin the 2020 season in the Sunshine State, set to invade a pair of ovals for a total of four nights of racing between February 5th & 11th.

Although championship points are not up for grabs, All Star teams will battle for four separate $5,000 top prizes during their Florida visit, kicking-off with Volusia Speedway Park’s annual DIRTcar Nationals on Wednesday, February 5. The All Stars will spend two days at the ‘World’s Fastest Half Mile Dirt Track’ with their DIRTcar Nationals visit, complete with a second consecutive appearance on Thursday, February 6.

Teams will have the opportunity to become reacquainted with Volusia Speedway Park before the tour, as an open practice session is scheduled for later this evening - Tuesday, February 4.

After back-to-back nights of competition at Volusia, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will enjoy three days off in the Florida sun before turning their competitive focus to the outskirts of Tampa. There, for the first time since Tony Stewart’s acquisition, the traveling Series will invade East Bay Raceway Park for a pair of programs on Monday and Tuesday, February 10 & 11.

Made possible by Winn-Dixie, a leading grocery store chain in the Southeast, as well as Sage Fruit, a Washington-based fruit sales and marketing firm that specializes in fresh apples, pears and cherries, the All Star invasion of East Bay Raceway Park will bring to an end a 10-year hiatus at the 1/3-mile clay oval.

Launching six days of sprint car action at East Bay, the two-day All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie and Sage Fruit showstopper will help headline the final week of East Bay Raceway Park’s annual Winternationals schedule.

Steve Williams, VP of Produce and Floral for Southeastern Grocers, said, “We know our customers in the Southeast are passionate about racing. We share their excitement and are pleased to be able to partner with the All Star Circuit of Champions and Sage Fruit on a fresh and engaging activity for our customers and neighbors.

“We are thrilled to join Winn-Dixie in bringing the All Star Circuit of Champions back to East Bay Raceway Park,” Chuck Sinks of Sage Fruit stated. “This was an excellent opportunity for us to lend our support, while also promoting Sage Fruit in the greater Tampa market, and a great opportunity for Sage Fruit to become affiliated with an exceptional Series like the All Stars. We hope to make this an annual occurrence.”

Many of the teams expected to compete full-time with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020 will be representing the Series during the four-race Florida stint including two-time and defending champion Aaron Reutzel. The Clute, Texas-native amassed 16 Series victories last season, also accumulating an untouchable 33 top-ten finishes in 40 feature starts.

Other expected full-timers planning to make the journey south include Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, 2019 Rookie of the Year Cory Eliason, Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan, ASCS national champion, Sam Hafertepe, Jr., and former two-time All Star champion and Ohio-native, Greg Wilson.

Those who cannot make the trip to Florida to witness the first four nights of the All Star Circuit of Champions season can still see all of the action live via FloRacing, the official media partner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. FloRacing will be on hand to capture every lap from Volusia and East Bay as well as the entire 2020 All Star campaign. Those wanting to learn more, such as subscription availability and features, should visit FloRacing on the Web at www.floracing.com. FloRacing is part of the FloSports network. Learn more at www.flosports.tv.

Volusia Speedway Park pit gates are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, February 5 & 6, with pit windows opening for sales at 12 p.m. The facility will be swept at 3 p.m. each day, followed by immediate re-access and hot laps at 6 p.m. sharp. Additional information pertaining to Volusia Speedway Park’s DIRTcar Nationals featuring the All Star Circuit of Champions can be found on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com, or at www.volusiaracing.com.

East Bay Raceway Park will allow pit access all day on Monday and Tuesday, February 10 & 11. Following a facility sweep at 2:45 p.m., pit windows will open for sales at 3 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. More news and notes pertaining to the All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Winn-Dixie and Sage Fruit at East Bay Raceway Park can be found online at www.ebrp.co.

Those wanting to learn more about Winn-Dixie store locations, sales and promotions and rewards program can do so by visiting www.winndixie.com.

More information pertaining to Sage Fruit, including fruit selection and availability can be found at www.sagefruit.com.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions to be broadcast live on FloRacing in 2020

Multiyear deal to commence during four-race Florida swing in February


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (Jan. 30, 2020) - With the intent the push the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 to new heights in online streaming and digital exposure, FloSports, an innovator in live sports streaming and original content, will be on hand to broadcast live action from each and every event on the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule exclusively at www.floracing.com. The live and on-demand coverage will begin in less than a week as the All Star Circuit of Champions kicks off its 2020 campaign with visits to Volusia Speedway Park Feb. 5-6 and East Bay Raceway Park Feb. 10-11.

Boasting an impressive slate comprised of 55 events across 11 states, the 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 campaign will prove to be one for the history books. Not only will teams compete head-to-head across much of the Northeast, Midwest and parts of Florida, but competitors will also battle for one of the largest collections of high paying programs in Series history, as 17 events on the schedule will award $6,000 or more, eight of which awarding a minimum of $10,000.

In addition, Series full-timers will vie over the largest championship points fund in All Star history with $258,000 spread amongst the top-12 in season-ending points, $65,000 of which to be awarded to the 2020 champion.

“I’m passionate about dirt racing and grassroots motorsports in general, and there’s no better way to access some of the greatest racing in the country than with FloRacing,” said Stewart, who has owned the All Star Circuit of Champions since 2015. “While I’m obviously partial to the All Star Circuit of Champions, I’m a spectator and a competitor at dirt tracks all over the country and I see firsthand the level of talent that’s out there. And now you can see that same talent on your TV, tablet and phone. If you can’t physically be in the grandstands at a race, FloRacing has you covered. I’m extremely excited about this partnership and appreciative of the commitment Mark Floreani and his team are making to motorsports.”

To access live and on-demand racing action from the All Star Circuit of Champions, visit FloRacing.com and become an annual PRO subscriber. Race fans can see all the USAC and dirt late-model action they want in addition to Eldora Speedway’s slate of races and those of the All Star Circuit of Champions. The subscription unlocks access to premium content across the entire FloSports network. Watch the events across all screens by downloading the FloSports app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and Chromecast.

Streaming more than 10,000 live competitions per year, FloSports continues to emerge as the global leader in live, in-depth, and on-demand digital coverage for passionate sports fans.

“We’ve found an incredible partner in Tony Stewart to help us bring dirt racing to a global audience,” said Mark Floreani, CEO, FloSports. “He is both a visionary and an accomplished entrepreneur who shares our mission to grow grassroots motorsports. We are honored to work with him and his team as we continue to build a platform that will raise the profile of dirt-track racing among all race fans.”

Stewart stays true to his dirt-track roots, scheduling nearly 100 sprint car races a year since retiring as a full-time NASCAR driver at the conclusion of the 2016 season. And for those who miss seeing him behind the wheel of a NASCAR stock car, they can follow him via FloRacing beginning with the All Star Circuit of Champions’ season opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.

 

 

2020 All Star point fund increases to $258,000; Series champion to earn $65,000

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 13, 2020) – The 2020 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 boasts an impressive schedule of 55 events, 17 of which will award a winner’s payout of at least $6,000. With an exciting slate comes a hefty point fund, as the 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will now award $258,000 across the top twelve positions including $65,000 for the championship team; a $58,000 increase from 2019. Kevin Rudeen has committed to ‘sponsoring’ $50,000 of the increased fund.

“I’ll be the first to admit that I have never liked points racing, but this past year was a lot of fun for me and my team,” said Kevin Rudeen. “We had an awesome time at the All Star banquet in December and I really like the way that Tony and his team do things with the Series. I’m looking forward to 2020 with our partnership with the All Stars. We will be announcing details at a later date on our 2020 Rayce Rudeen Foundation Race.”

Not only will the Series champion notice an impressive lift in the season-ending point fund, bumping up from $51,000 in 2019 to $65,000 in 2020, but the remaining 11 positions within the top twelve will also see an increase including a $9,000 jump for second and third place raising the payouts to $45,000 and $35,000, respectively.

In addition, the fourth place payout will increase from $21,000 to $28,000, fifth place from $16,000 to $22,000, sixth place from $11,000 to $15,000, seventh place from $9,500 to $12,000, eighth place from $8,000 to $10,000, ninth place from $6,500 to $8,000, tenth place from $5,500 to $7,000, eleventh place from $5,000 to $6,000, and twelfth place from $4,500 to $5,000.

“This is awesome,” said Tony Stewart. “A huge thank you goes out to Kevin Rudeen. He took a chance with the All Stars last year having Cory (Eliason) driving full-time, also put together a nice contingency package for the racers and sponsored a huge Foundation race. Whenever we can give back to our racers, it puts a smile on my face.”

Although not accumulating championship points toward the season-ending point fund, the All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off their 2020 season with a four-race stint in the Sunshine State, first invading the high-paced Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, on Wednesday and Thursday, February 5 & 6, followed by a two-day visit to East Bay Raceway Park just south of Tampa on Monday and Tuesday, February 10 & 11.

The championship point season will activate, officially, on Friday and Saturday, April 10 & 11, with a two-day stay at the highbanks of Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The Spring Nationals doubleheader will award $5,000 on each night.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Point Fund:
1. $65,000
2. $45,000
3. $35,000
4. $28,000
5. $22,000
6. $15,000
7. $12,000
8. $10,000
9. $8,000
10. $7,000
11. $6,000
12. $5,000
Total: $258,000

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.

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 345 “semi-lovely” stores in 25 states. 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.

 

 

Sam McGhee Motorsports Hires Zeb Wise to Run Full Time with All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020

Indianapolis, IN (December 12, 2019) – Sam McGhee Motorsports today announced that Zeb Wise will pilot the #11 410 winged sprint car during full time competition and chase the national points fund and rookie of the year honors with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2020.

The team will utilize Maxim chassis and Fisher Racing engines during the 2020 All Star campaign. Sam McGhee and Derek Miller will be turning the wrenches on the car for Mike and Kathy McGhee.

Wise made his first 410 winged sprint car starts with Sam McGhee Motorsports at Jacksonville Speedway with the MOWA sprints on October 4th and 5th. Zeb hard charged to 6th from 20th on night and secured his first time five finish with a 5th place on night 2.

The following weekend the team headed to Ohio for the FastOnDirt season finale at Waynesfield Raceway Park where Zeb finished 6th before heading to southwest Indiana to race for the first time with the World of Outlaws. On his rookie night with the Outlaws, Zeb qualified for the feature where he started 20th and finished 14th. Sam McGhee Motorsports and Zeb competed with the World of Outlaws three more times thru November at Port Royal Speedway and two events at the World Finals at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

Sam McGhee Motorsports finished their second full time season with the All Star Circuit of Champions. With driver, Dale Blaney, the duo secured a runner up finish in the owner’s and driver’s championships. In 2018, the team finished seventh in the owner’s points utilizing a stable of drivers, including Max McGhee and Ryan Smith.

“We just finished our second full time season with the All Stars and have gained some really valuable knowledge with Ryan (Smith) and Dale (Blaney) in the car the past two years. I am really proud of what we have accomplished together”, said Sam McGhee. “We opened a new chapter this fall with Zeb and we are really excited about his talent and his enthusiasm about running a 410 winged car. Our families have known each other for a long time and we’re all excited about next year.”

Zeb Wise, who just completed his third season competing in the USAC National Midget Series with Clauson-Marshall Racing, is credited with being the youngest driver ever to win a USAC National Midget event. Wise finished fifth in the national points standings and found victory lane three times in 2019, including the BC39 event at the prestigious Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“First off, I want to thank Tim Clauson and Richard and Jennifer Marshall for giving me an opportunity at CMR. Bryan will always be my hero and it is was an honor to drive the 39BC midget," said Zeb Wise. “Earlier this year I had an opportunity to get my feet wet with Baughman Motorsports at Knoxville Raceway. I have always had a dream to run winged cars and I am beyond excited about next year. Thank you to the McGhee family for this opportunity. The All Stars are so competitive week in and week out. I know there will be a steep learning curve, but I’m up for the challenge. I also want to thank my mom and dad for their continued support of my racing career. I couldn’t do this without them.”

McGhee Motorsports is no stranger to USAC competition; in 2017 the team finished second in its chase for the USAC National Sprint Car title. In the last two years of competition with the All Stars, McGhee Motorsports has found victory lane five times: twice with Ryan Smith in 2018 and three times earlier this year with Dale Blaney.

The 2020 All Star points battle begins at Attica Raceway Park for a two day show on April 10th and 11th.

Article Credit: McGhee Motorsports
Sam McGhee Motorsports
Car Owners: Mike & Kathy McGhee
Driver: Zeb Wise
Crew Chief: Sam McGhee
Mechanic: Derek Miller
Chassis: Maxim
Engine: Fisher Racing Engines

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions to headline 55 events in 11 states in 2020

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (December 5, 2019) - Tony Stewart’s Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will hit the highway in less than two months, launching a 2020 campaign jam packed with high profile events, big money paydays, and of course, highly-competitive dirt ovals spread throughout much of the Northeast, Midwest, and Florida.

To date, the traveling All Stars will headline 55 events after the New Year, 51 accumulating championship points, all of which kicking-off with a four-race, non-point stint in the Sunshine State on February 5, 6, 10 & 11. Florida included, 11 states will host All Star Circuit of Champions competition in 2020 with much of the action planted throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“It’s hard to believe we are already talking about the 2020 season, but we have a lot to talk about,” Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, said. “We have added additional high paying events and made a concerted effort to allow our teams the opportunity to race a large majority of the bigger paying sprint car events outside of our All Star schedule. We hope this schedule is attractive to our full-time teams, as well as other teams looking to compete with us on a somewhat regular basis.”

The 2020 All Star Circuit of Champions schedule boasts big money with 17 events awarding a top prize equaling $6,000 or more. Eight of the 17 big money programs will award top prizes reaching $10,000 or more with Port Royal Speedway’s Tuscarora 50, celebrating 53 years in 2020, awarding a $53,000 winner’s share; the largest target on the 2020 All Stars schedule.

“A number of tracks have stepped up their purse payouts and we are really excited about this growth,” Stewart continued. “One out of every three of our points races will pay at least $6,000 to the winner.”

In addition to the Tuscarora 50, Virginia Motor Speedway will award $12,000-to-win/$1,500-to-start on April 16, each day of the two-day Bob Weikert Memorial on May 23 & 24 will award $10,000 paydays, the Dean Knittel Memorial/Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale at Portsmouth Raceway Park will award $15,554, the Jackson Motorplex visit on July 31 will award $10,000, Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial over Labor Day Weekend will award $13,000, and the annual Dirt Classic at Lincoln Speedway on September 19 will award a $20,000 payday.

The All Stars’ visit to Florida will include four events within seven days, two during the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on February 5 & 6, followed by a two-day takeover at the always-racey East Bay Raceway Park on Monday and Tuesday, February 10 & 11. All four events will be non-championship point accumulating programs, but will award $5,000 top prizes. East Bay Raceway Park, just south of Tampa, has not hosted an All Star appearance since 2010.

The championship point season will activate, officially, with a two-day visit to Attica Raceway Park on April 10 & 11, followed by a four-race swing at Virginia Motor Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway ($6,000-to-win), Port Royal Speedway ($6,000-to-win) and Bedford Speedway on April 16-19, concluding the month of April soon thereafter with a trip to Wayne County Speedway on April 25.

After a Pennsylvania/Ohio double at Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2, respectively, the month of May will hit an even higher gear with a Michigan/Indiana triple consisting of stops at I-96 Speedway, Gas City Speedway and Kokomo Speedway on Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. The All Stars last visited Gas City Speedway in 2004.

The aforementioned and highly-anticipated two-day Bob Weikert Memorial at Port Royal Speedway will follow the Michigan/Indiana road trip on Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24.

A trip to the Badger State will engulf the final weekend of May for Tony Stewart’s All Stars complete with visits to Wilmot Raceway on May 29, Plymouth Dirt Track on May 30 and Angell Park Speedway on May 31.

June is certainly synonymous with Ohio Sprint Speedweek, complete with nine events in 2020 stretching from Friday, June 12 through Saturday, June 20, but the month of June will also feature a three-day swing through the Empire State on Friday through Sunday, June 5-7, visiting Outlaw Speedway, Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway along the way. All three stops in New York will award $6,000 top prizes.

The 2020 Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign will launch with a traditional Friday night stay at Attica Raceway Park, followed by a stop at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, Wayne County Speedway on Monday, Sharon Speedway on Tuesday, Muskingum County Speedway on Wednesday, Fremont Speedway on Thursday, Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, and the $15,554-to-win Dean Knittel Memorial at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Saturday. The last All Star visit to Portsmouth occurred in 2003.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will visit three states during the month of July kicking-off with a two-day weekend at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway on July 3 & 4. Sharon Speedway will welcome the All Stars back on July 11 for the $6,000-to-win Lou Blaney Memorial, followed by a two-race trek through Illinois on July 24 & 25; Jacksonville Speedway on Friday and Tri-City Speedway ($6,000-to-win) in Granite City on Saturday. The visits to Jacksonville and Tri-City will be a first for the traveling All Stars since 1994 and 1997, respectively. Although it will activate a three-race stretch, a Friday night visit to Jackson Motorplex on July 31 will cap the month of July.

The legendary Knoxville Raceway will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, August 1, for their first Iowa start of the season, launching a busy month consisting of eight starts across four states. 34 Raceway in Burlington will keep the All Stars in Iowa for one more evening on Sunday, August 2.

The All Star August schedule will continue after the Knoxville Nationals with a two-day swing in Michigan and Indiana, first returning to I-96 Speedway on August 21 flanked by a stop at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, the following evening.

August will conclude with a four-race stretch through the Keystone State, this time visiting Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Bedford Speedway on August 27-30, respectively. The invasion of ‘Pennsylvania Posse Country’ will be headlined with a Twin 20’s format at Williams Grove on Friday, August 28; each main event will award a $4,000 top prize.

Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway will keep the All Star Circuit of Champions busy throughout Labor Day weekend, as the Series will visit Attica for the fifth and sixth times of 2020 on September 4 & 5, followed by the $13,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County on September 6.

The Port Royal ‘Speed Palace’ will host the 53rd running of the Tuscarora 50 featuring the All Stars on Friday and Saturday, September 11 & 12. The weekend will cap with a 50-lap program awarding a $53,000 payday; the largest winner’s share on the 2020 schedule, as well as one of the largest paying events in sprint car racing.

Williams Grove Speedway and Lincoln Speedway will each host the All Stars for the second time in less than a month on Friday and Saturday, September 18 & 19, respectively, with Friday’s visit to The Grove awarding the winner a guaranteed starting spot for Saturday’s $20,000-to-win Dirt Classic in the Pigeon Hills.

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2020 campaign with a visit to Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 26. Known formally as 4-Crown Nationals weekend, the All Stars will be joined by all three national touring divisions of the United States Auto Club.

2020 All Star Circuit of Champions Schedule:
2/5/2020 Volusia Speedway Park
2/6/2020 Volusia Speedway Park
2/10/2020 East Bay Raceway Park
2/11/2020 East Bay Raceway Park
4/10/2020 Attica Raceway Park
4/11/2020 Attica Raceway Park
4/16/2020 Virginia Motor Speedway
4/17/2020 Williams Grove Speedway
4/18/2020 Port Royal Speedway
4/19/2020 Bedford Speedway
4/25/2020 Wayne County Speedway
5/1/2020 Lernerville Speedway
5/2/2020 Sharon Speedway
5/15/2020 I-96 Speedway
5/16/2020 Gas City Speedway
5/17/2020 Kokomo Speedway
5/23/2020 Port Royal Speedway
5/24/2020 Port Royal Speedway
5/29/2020 Wilmot Raceway
5/30/2020 Plymouth Dirt Track
5/31/2020 Angell Park Speedway
6/5/2020 Outlaw Speedway
6/6/2020 Stateline Speedway
6/7/2020 Weedsport Speedway
6/12/2020 Attica Raceway Park
6/13/2020 Eldora Speedway
6/14/2020 Waynesfield Raceway Park
6/15/2020 Wayne County Speedway
6/16/2020 Sharon Speedway
6/17/2020 Muskingum County Speedway
6/18/2020 Fremont Speedway
6/19/2020 Limaland Motorsports Park
6/20/2020 Portsmouth Raceway Park
7/3/2020 Attica Raceway Park
7/4/2020 Fremont Speedway
7/11/2020 Sharon Speedway
7/24/2020 Jacksonville Speedway
7/25/2020 Tri-City Speedway
7/31/2020 Jackson Motorplex
8/1/2020 Knoxville Raceway
8/2/2020 34 Raceway
8/21/2020 I-96 Speedway
8/22/2020 Plymouth Speedway
8/27/2020 Grandview Speedway
8/28/2020 Williams Grove Speedway
8/29/2020 Lincoln Speedway
8/30/2020 Bedford Speedway
9/4/2020 Attica Raceway Park
9/5/2020 Attica Raceway Park
9/6/2020 Wayne County Speedway
9/11/2020 Port Royal Speedway
9/12/2020 Port Royal Speedway
9/18/2020 Williams Grove Speedway
9/19/2020 Lincoln Speedway
9/26/2020 Eldora Speedway

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.

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 345 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel caps 2019 All Star title run with 4-Crown Nationals triumph at Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 28, 2019) - Aaron Reutzel’s 2019 Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 championship campaign could not have ended more appropriately. Not only did the Clute, Texas-native cap his season with a 16th Series victory, his sixth during the month of September, but Reutzel did so during the 38th running of Eldora Speedway’s historic 4-Crown Nationals; a second consecutive victory for the Texan during Eldora’s season-ending program.

Certainly an ongoing trend in 2019, Aaron Reutzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports officially etched their names in All Star Circuit of Champions history books yet again, this time as an All Star champion for a second consecutive season. Although clinching the 2019 title at the conclusion of the evening's pill draw, the 4-Crown Nationals triumph certainly put an exclamation point on their season.

Six-time Series champion, Dale Blaney, wrapped-up his 2019 campaign alongside McGhee Motorsports with a runner-up finish in the final championship standings, followed by a pair of rookie contenders, Cory Eliason and Brock Zearfoss, who finished third and fourth, respectively, and Paul McMahan.

“I can’t thank Mike and Josh Baughman enough for believing in me and believing in what this team can do. I’m blessed to be the guy who gets to wheel this car,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/Nattress Construction/No. 87 sprint car. “It’s unbelievable what we have been able to accomplish since we started.”

Starting sixth on the 4-Crown Nationals grid, Reutzel’s path to the top of the charts required finesse, as well as patience, ultimately forced to battle by a handful of the sport’s finest including Gio Scelzi, Cory Eliason, Cale Conley and Cale Thomas.

After moving ahead one position during the initial start, it took Reutzel until lap five to advance one more, this time driving by West Virginia's Cale Conley to takeover the fourth spot. Meanwhile, Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas was the man in control, utilizing the outside-pole position aboard Ron Gorby’s No. G1 to lead the first six circuits.

Despite a stout pace around Eldora Speedway’s infamous top groove, Thomas’ reign quickly ran out as Cory Eliason made his presence known on lap seven. A diving slider through turns three and four allowed Eliason to gain the top spot, now with Thomas, Gio Scelzi and Reutzel in tow. Unfortunately for Thomas, his run in the top-five ended on lap ten, as incidental contact between himself and Aaron Reutzel led to a 360 degree spin between turns three and four. The spin eventually signaled a caution forcing Thomas to restart at the tail of the field.

With the ensuing single-file restart on his side, it would only take Reutzel one circuit to move his way into the second spot, utilizing the middle line through turns one and two to slingshot around Gio Scelzi.

The main event’s second and final caution appeared on lap 15 setting up a near-identical situation for Retuzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports. Using one lap to set himself up before capitalizing one circuit later, Reutzel’s winning maneuver occurred on lap 16, this time sliding by fellow All Star full-timer, Cory Eliason, with a bold move through turns one and two.

Driving by Thomas early, Eliason had been in command since lap seven.

It was a clear path for Reutzel during his first six circuits in command, but slower traffic soon entered the picture. As lapped cars started to multiply, Eliason seemed to make progress, eventually shrinking Reutzel’s command during their first few laps in traffic. Feeling a sense of pressure, Reutzel quickly found another gear took off, immediately pulling away from the Rudeen Racing entry. By the time the final checkers flew on lap 25, the gap was pushing three seconds.

Gio Scelzi held strong to finish just behind Eliason and Reutzel, followed by Buddy Kofoid and Dale Blaney.

“When I got the lead, I could kinda see the gap I was putting on Cory,” Aaron Reutzel said referring to the Eldora big screen. “I saw when he was getting back to me a little bit, so I kinda searched around and found something else. The big screen definitely helped out here. You can see where other people are and where other people are running. I was way better on the short runs and definitely needed that last caution.”

“I knew [Aaron Reutzel] was going to be there at some stage. We were rolling pretty good. I guess I hung on the wing valve a little too much,” Cory Eliason explained. “I couldn’t figure out why we got so tight at the end. It wasn’t until after the checkers when I looked up and realized what had happened. We were really good really early. I was just trying to pace it and save myself for the end.”

“We didn’t do it from the front row tonight,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “There have been a lot of naysayers the last month or so saying that we’ve only been able to win from of the front row. We drew the worst [dash] pill we could draw tonight. Hopefully that will give them something else to talk about. This has been an absolute dream season. What a way to cap it off.”

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - September 28, 2019:
Event: 38th Annual 4-Crown Nationals
Entries: 42
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 13.258 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Gio Scelzi - 13.195 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Greg Wilson
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: James McFadden
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Buddy Kofoid
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Brock Zearfoss
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cale Conley
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Lee Jacobs
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Mason Daniel (+6)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (16-25)
Rayce Rudeen Foundation First Non-Transfer: Landon Lalonde
(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, 13.195; 2. 99b-Brady Bacon, 13.332; 3. G1-Cale Thomas, 13.432; 4. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.441; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.471; 6. J4-John Garvin, 13.771; 7. 70X-Justin Peck, 13.784; 8. 9j-Dean Jacobs, 14.086; 9. 4X-Bradley Ashford, 14.158

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.244; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.545; 3. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.594; 4. 3C-Cale Conley, 13.597; 5. 33M-Mason Daniel, 13.734; 6. 23-Stuart Brubaker, 13.913; 7. 35-Zach Hampton, 14.027; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 14.065; 9. 16c-Ricky Peterson, 14.095

Group (C)
1. 11-Dale Blaney, 13.413; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.518; 3. 9-James McFadden, 13.615; 4. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.663; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.758; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.795; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh, 13.855; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde, NT

Group (D)
1. 67-Buddy Kofoid, 13.585; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.714; 3. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.782; 4. 20B-Cody Bova, 13.897; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.906; 6. K4-Chad Kemenah, 13.944; 7. 71m-Paul May, 14.005; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 14.039

Group (E)
1. 26-Cory Eliason, 13.402; 2. 12N-Joey Saldana, 13.472; 3. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 13.560; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.784; 5. 2L-Landon Lalonde, 13.815; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.906; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 13.998; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.060

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 2. G1-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 99B-Brady Bacon [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 9J-Dean Jacobs [8]; 7. J4-John Garvin [6]; 8. 4X-Bradley Ashford [9]; 9. 70X-Justin Peck [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 33M-Mason Daniel [5]; 5. 21N-Frankie Nervo [8]; 6. 16C-Ricky Peterson [9]; 7. 23-Stuart Brubaker [6]; 8. 35-Zach Hampton [7]; 9. 99-Skylar Gee [2]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9-James McFadden [2]; 2. 11-Dale Blaney [4]; 3. 49D-Shawn Dancer [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 97-Max Stambaugh [7]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 8. 5B-Chad Blonde [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 67-Buddy Kofoid [4]; 2. K4-Chad Kemenah [6]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 20B-Cody Bova [1]; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 7. 71M-Paul May [7]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 12N-Joey Saldana [3]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [1]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [5]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3C-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 3. 11-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 9-James McFadden [3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [1]; 6. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. G1-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 4. 67-Buddy Kofoid [2]; 5. K4-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 99B-Brady Bacon [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [2]; 3. 2C-Wayne Johnson [5]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 5. 9J-Dean Jacobs [10]; 6. 2L-Landon Lalonde [7]; 7. 97-Max Stambaugh [8]; 8. 21N-Frankie Nervo [6]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [13]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [19]; 11. 71M-Paul May [16]; 12. 40-George Hobaugh [14]; 13. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [9]; 14. 23-Stuart Brubaker [15]; 15. 35-Zach Hampton [17]; 16. 70M-Henry Malcuit [18]; 17. 4X-Bradley Ashford [20]; 18. 20B-Cody Bova [4]; 19. 16C-Ricky Peterson [11]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 2. 26-Cory Eliason [4]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 67-Buddy Kofoid [8]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [5]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson [9]; 7. 3C-Cale Conley [1]; 8. K4-Chad Kemenah [10]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [14]; 10. 9-James McFadden [7]; 11. 99B-Brady Bacon [12]; 12. 70-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 13. 33M-Mason Daniel [19]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 15. 98H-Dave Blaney [18]; 16. 12N-Joey Saldana [13]; 17. 81-Lee Jacobs [21]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [24]; 19. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [20]; 20. 2C-Wayne Johnson [23]; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer [15]; 22. 99-Skylar Gee [22]; 23. G1-Cale Thomas [2]; 24. 40-George Hobaugh [25]; 25. 45-Trevor Baker [16] Lap Leaders: Cale Thomas (1-6), Cory Eliason (7-15), Aaron Reutzel (16-25)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (FINAL):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5736
2. Dale Blaney - 5578
3. Cory Eliason - 5524
4. Brock Zearfoss - 5388
5. Paul McMahan - 5342
6. Greg Wilson - 5104
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4874
8. Skylar Gee - 4874
9. George Hobaugh - 4190
10. Justin Peck - 3852

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
Bedford Speedway, Pa. (9/5/2019): Aaron Reutzel (11)
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/6/2019): Trey Starks
Port Royal Speedway, Pa. (9/7/2019): Aaron Reutzel (12)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/12/2019): James McFadden (3)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/13/2019): James McFadden (4)
Atomic Speedway, Ohio (9/14/2019): Aaron Reutzel (13)
Williams Grove Speedway, Pa. (9/20/2019): Aaron Reutzel (14)
Lincoln Speedway, Pa. (9/21/2019): Brian Montieth
Hagerstown Speedway, Md. (9/22/2019): Aaron Reutzel (15)
Eldora Speedway, Ohio (9/28/2019): Aaron Reutzel (16)

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 339 “semi-lovely” stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, 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.

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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.

 

 

Aaron Reutzel scores 15th All Star victory of 2019 in dominating fashion at Hagerstown Speedway

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (September 22, 2019) - For the first time in over 36 years, the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 made their presence at the half-mile at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. The near-four decade hiatus may have created some uncertainty for many of the full-time All Stars attempting to tackle the northern Maryland oval, but if one thing was for certain at the conclusion of Sunday’s visit, nobody was a match for Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel.

Reutzel, driver of the familiar Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy/Fischer Body Shop/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car, started from the pole position on the Hagerstown grid and never missed a beat, eventually leading all 30 circuits while maintaining a lead pushing four circuits during different segments of the main event. For Reutzel, the $5,000 triumph increases his season win count to 15, five of which taking shape during the month of September.

In addition, the Hagerstown Speedway victory all but sealed Reutzel’s 2019 All Star championship fate. Taking into consideration his 148-point lead over Dale Blaney, a simple qualifying attempt during the Eldora Speedway finale on Saturday, September 28, will make his title official.

“We had a phenomenal race car, that’s for sure,” Aaron Reutzel explained in Hagerstown Speedway victory lane. “I felt like I could go anywhere. When you have a car that good, you can kinda go around there at your own pace and save your stuff. Having a tire at the end is a big deal in racing today. The way these race tracks are out here, you have to have a tire at the end.”

Reutzel’s campaign at the front of the field was interrupted by a pair of cautions, one on lap seven and another on lap 21. Despite each of the stoppages snapping commanding leads, just over two seconds on lap six and just under three seconds on lap 20, Reutzel remained collected. In fact, the only instance of pressure from a fellow competitor occurred during a segment of green flag action in traffic when Danny Dietrich, who started third on the grid, drove into second on lap 15, next setting his aim on Reutzel. The Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-native was able to continue to use slower cars to a slight advantage, ultimately chopping Reutzel’s four-second command down to 2.9 seconds just before the lap 21 caution.

Although the ensuing restart set-up a prime opportunity for Dietrich to pounce, his speed proved no match for Reutzel’s mobility in clean air. The Texan quickly escaped and built a lead that equaled 2.59 seconds by the time the final checkers flew.

Freddie Rahmer followed Dietrich and Reutzel to the finish, with Dale Blaney and Brian Brown in tow.

“I have bills to pay,” Aaron Reutzel laughed when discussing a successful last few weeks. “We are all out here having fun, but we continue to work really hard. We want to win. The whole team wants to win. And we have a lot of people who help make this all possible, my crew, Cheeseburger and Jim Bob, included.”

Last on the schedule, but packed with plenty of prestige, Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2019 campaign with one final stop in the Buckeye State, set to invade the World’s Greatest Dirt Track for the 48th running of the 4-Crown Nationals.

Joining the stage with all three national touring divisions of the United States Auto Club (USAC), Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will invade the highbanks of Eldora Speedway on Saturday, September 28. Not only will the Series crown a 2019 champion, but the 4-Crown Nationals program will award a $5,000 payday.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to Eldora Speedway’s 4-Crown Nationals should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Hagerstown Speedway - September 22, 2019:
Entries: 31
C&R Racing All Star Warm-Ups: Cory Eliason - 16.224 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 16.588 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Aaron Reutzel
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Logan Wagner
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Christopher Bell
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Fatheadz Eyewear Dash #2: Dale Blaney
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting B-Main Winner: Trey Starks
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet A-Main Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Anthony Macri (+11)
Cometic Gasket Most A-Main Laps Led: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)
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. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.588; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 16.609; 3. 11-Dale Blaney, 16.613; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.715; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.875; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.189; 7. W20-Greg Wilson, 17.505; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.370

Group (B)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 16.665; 2. 26-Cory Eliason, 16.770; 3. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.949; 4. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.157; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 17.161; 6. 70X-Justin Peck, 17.175; 7. 42-Sye Lynch, 17.202; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.243

Group (C)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 16.867; 2. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.942; 3. 9-James McFadden, 16.961; 4. 70-Brock Zearfoss, 17.047; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.122; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 17.219; 7. 11S-TJ Stutts, 17.282; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton, 17.503

Group (D)
1. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.186; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.310; 3. 91-Anthony Fiore, 17.382; 4. 21B-Christopher Bell, 17.461; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney, 17.546; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 17.742; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 18.046

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 5. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 1-Logan Wagner [2]; 2. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]; 6. 70X-Justin Peck [6]; 7. 42-Sye Lynch [7]; 8. 44-Trey Starks [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 9-James McFadden [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 6. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 7. 11S-TJ Stutts [7]; 8. 14T-Tyler Walton [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21B-Christopher Bell [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore [2]; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 21B-Christopher Bell [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [5]; 5. 9-James McFadden [1]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 3. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 5. 70-Brock Zearfoss [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 3. 70X-Justin Peck [2]; 4. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [8]; 6. 42-Sye Lynch [6]; 7. 14T-Tyler Walton [10]; 8. 11S-TJ Stutts [7]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker [11]; 11. 99M-Kyle Moody [3]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 4. 11-Dale Blaney [2]; 5. 21-Brian Brown [12]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 7. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [19]; 9. 26-Cory Eliason [11]; 10. 5-Dylan Cisney [17]; 11. 70-Brock Zearfoss [10]; 12. 1-Logan Wagner [7]; 13. 98H-Dave Blaney [13]; 14. 9-James McFadden [9]; 15. 21B-Christopher Bell [5]; 16. 2M-Kerry Madsen [14]; 17. 70X-Justin Peck [23]; 18. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 19. 99-Skylar Gee [22]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [16]; 21. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18]; 22. 49H-Bradley Howard [24]; 23. 40-George Hobaugh [25]; 24. 91-Anthony Fiore [20]; 25. 69K-Lance Dewease [15] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2019 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings (After 9/22/2019):
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5586
2. Dale Blaney - 5438
3. Cory Eliason - 5378
4. Brock Zearfoss - 5262
5. Paul McMahan - 5220
6. Greg Wilson - 4966
7. Gerard McIntyre - 4784
8. Skylar Gee - 4768
9. George Hobaugh - 4088
10. Justin Peck - 3762

 

 

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