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Arctic Cat All Star Action Resumes April 30 at Atomic Speedway;
Dale Blaney Back On Top of Current Series Standings

 

INDIANAPOLIS (April 26, 2016) - The month of April will not go out quietly for Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions teams, as they prepare for their last start of the month on Saturday evening, April 30, at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The Chillicothe road trip will end a busy stretch consisting of six races in three weeks for the regional travelers, visiting six different dirt ovals in two states. Recent travels included two separate visits to Central Pennsylvania where the Arctic Cat All Stars raced head-to-head with the “Pennsylvania Posse.” All Star teams prevailed, winning two out of three races against Central Pennsylvania’s finest, including the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on April 23. The only taste of defeat took shape on Sunday, April 24, at Selinsgrove Speedway where Gettysburg’s Danny Dietrich grabbed the Ray Tilley Classic victory.

Only one repeat winner has been crowned thus far in 2016, that being current Arctic Cat All Star points leader Dale Blaney. Blaney earned the HD Supply Spring Nationals victory at Attica Raceway Park on April 15, as well as the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic victory at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 23. The six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champ stands on top of the current standings with a 34 point cushion over fellow former champion Chad Kemenah.

“We like to stay busy, it keeps our team sharp,” explained Dale Blaney, current Arctic Cat ASCoC point leader. “The first month or so is pretty important, points wise. It really sets the tone for the rest of the season. You never want to find yourself behind or in a position where you are chasing your tail. I think we have a pretty good rhythm going right now. Our job is to keep that momentum going as we head into the next month of our schedule.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be joined by the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS) on Saturday evening at the Atomic highbanks. The best in southern Ohio will attempt to outdo the traveling All Stars, all hunting for the $5,000 pay day. As an added bonus for race fans, the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the April 30 racing card, giving open wheel enthusiasts a true “must see” blockbuster event.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, April 30. General admission gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00 pm, followed by hot laps at 6. Those seeking additional information should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (4.26.16)

1

Dale Blaney

720

2

Chad Kemenah

686

3

Sheldon Haudenschild

644

4

Ryan Smith

640

5

Cap Henry

632

6

T.J. Michael

632

7

Tim Shaffer

604

8

Lee Jacobs

582

9

Danny Holtgraver

562

10

Caleb Helms

546

11

Brent Marks

538

12

Andrew Palker

498

13

Kraig Kinser

494

14

Caleb Armstrong

492

15

Bradley Howard

480

16

Kory Crabtree

442

17

Greg Hodnett

416

18

Lucas Wolfe

404

19

Joe Kubiniec

400

20

T.J. Stutts

338

 

 

Danny Dietrich Uses Late Pass to Win Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway;

Arctic Cat All Stars Continue 2016 Campaign at Atomic Speedway on April 30

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (April 24, 2016) - “Double-D” Danny Dietrich ended the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win streak in Central Pennsylvania at two victories on Sunday evening by capturing the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway. For Dietrich, it was a sixth career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his first series win during competition at Selinsgrove. Dietrich, who started on the outside of the front row, earned his spot in victory lane in dramatic fashion; driving under leader Dave Blaney with less than five circuits remaining. The driver of the Gary Kauffman Racing, Sandoe’s Fruit Market, No. 48 withstood a total of four cautions during the main event, including red flag conditions on the initial start, and a fuel stop just before the halfway mark to clinch the $5,000, Ray Tilley Classic top prize.

“Dave (Blaney) was really good early, and I just wasn’t,” explained Danny Dietrich. “We made some adjustments during the open red that made all of the difference in the world. This feels really good. He (Blaney) was long gone at the beginning; I couldn’t even see him. I just need to thank my guys again for all of their hard work these last few months, as well as a long list of others who put a lot of effort into this race team. I just couldn’t do it without them.”

Despite not taking command officially until lap 28, Danny Dietrich battled inside the top-three the entire feature program. “Double-D” raced in the third spot for the first handful of circuits before the main event’s first yellow flag was displayed on lap five for a slowing Chad Kemenah. Kemenah, who was racing in the runner-up position, would go pit-side and not return, surrendering his position to Danny Dietrich. Meanwhile, Dave Blaney controlled the pace on the very top edge of the speedway, opening to a near-six second lead during various segments of the main event.

Dietrich’s ride in the runner-up spot would not go unchallenged; chased and passed by Kraig Kinser during the lap five restart, all before regaining the second position on lap eight. The battle between Kinser and Dietrich would last for several circuits until the event’s next yellow flag appeared on lap 13, ultimately resulting in the main event’s lone fuel stop.

Action resumed with Dave Blaney continuing his fast pace at the front of the field. Danny Dietrich chased the former World of Outlaws champion during the next dozen circuits before the final caution appeared on lap 25, setting up for what turned out to be a dramatic takeover. On lap 28, Dietrich pulled even with the “Buckeye Bullet,” eventually charging ahead of the familiar No. 71M. “Double-D” would go on to score the victory by nearly one second.

“I really didn’t know he was there, I thought we were fine,” said Dave Blaney. “My guys told me I had a pretty good lead, so I tried to drive those first three laps after that last caution as hard as I could, but he drove right up beside me and by me. I was really surprised. It’s unfortunate to lose it at the end. Regardless, we had a really good night.”

“I knew it was just a matter of time,” said Dietrich. “I could feel there was a little patch of rubber in three and four, as well as a little bit of moisture in the bottom of one and two. You had to hit them just right. You can’t lose any speed at this place. I think my guys were telling me to go to the top, but I didn’t want to give up on the bottom. I wouldn’t have any room to drive around him if I went to the top. I just want to thank everyone for coming out on a Sunday night and supporting this race. Great crowd on hand tonight and we all really appreciate it.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, April 30, with a return to the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The rescheduled program, originally intended to be the Arctic Cat All Star point season opener on Saturday, April 2, will include an appearance by the Ohio Sprint Car Series (OSCS), setting up an ASCoC/OSCS duel in southern Ohio. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the evening card, giving fans an ultimate open wheel experience.

Updated news and information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star program at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 30, will be available online at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Selinsgrove Speedway - Sunday, April 24, 2016
Ray Tilley Classic
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Greg Hodnett - 16.539 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: (Second Quick) Dale Blaney - 16.860 seconds
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Mark Smith
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Greg Hodnett
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dave Blaney
Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Blane Heimbach
JE Pistons Dash: Dave Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (4th)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Sheldon Haudenschild (+13)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Kraig Kinser (6th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith (11th)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.600; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 16.860; 3.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.884; 4.23-TJ Stutts, 16.939; 5.3-Pat Cannon, 16.997; 6.27-Greg Hodnett, 17.026; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.072; 8.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.075; 9.21-Cap Henry, 17.090; 10.25-Aaron Ott, 17.101; 11.71m-Dave Blaney, 17.112; 12.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.140; 13.M1-Mark Smith, 17.151; 14.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.184; 15.13-Tim Shaffer, 17.330; 16.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.356; 17.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.379; 18.66-Ryan KIssinger, 17.404; 19.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.422; 20.40-Caleb Helms, 17.457; 21.29-Jason Shultz, 17.483; 22.12-Blane Heimbach, 17.489; 23.8M-TJ Michael, 17.504; 24.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 17.542; 25.94-Ryan Smith, 17.542; 26.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.560; 27.19m-Brent Marks, 17.575; 28.91-Anthony Fiore, 17.608; 29.33-Michael Walter, 17.617; 30.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.642; 31.5-Justin Barger, 17.668; 32.19-Joe Kubiniec, 17.697; 33.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.783; 34.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.829; 35.75-Nicole Bower, 17.861;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 3-Pat Cannon[4] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 7. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 9. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 5. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[7] ; 7. 23-TJ Stutts[3] ; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore[8] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 8. 29-Jason Shultz[7] ; 9. 33-Michael Walter[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 12-Blane Heimbach[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 13-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 5. 66-Ryan KIssinger[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 7. 5-Justin Barger[7] ; 8. 75-Nicole Bower[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 5. M1-Mark Smith[6] ; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 23-TJ Stutts[1] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 29-Jason Shultz[5] ; 6. 33-Michael Walter[9] ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore[8] ; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec[12] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[13] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 11. 75-Nicole Bower[14] ; 12. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 13. 5-Justin Barger[11] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 15. 60-Kory Crabtree[15]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 3. M1-Mark Smith[5] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[9] ; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 7. 19m-Brent Marks[16] ; 8. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[15] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[22] ; 10. 3-Pat Cannon[11] ; 11. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 13. 25-Aaron Ott[18] ; 14. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 15. 21-Cap Henry[8] ; 16. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[14] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[19] ; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard[23] ; 19. 66-Ryan KIssinger[20] ; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[13] ; 21. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[24] ; 22. 23-TJ Stutts[21] ; 23. 13-Tim Shaffer[12] ; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 25. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[25]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (4/24/2016):

1 Dale Blaney 720
2 Chad Kemenah 686
3 Sheldon Haudenschild 644
4 Ryan Smith 640
5 Cap Henry 632
6 T.J. Michael 632
7 Tim Shaffer 604
8 Lee Jacobs 582
9 Danny Holtgraver 562
10 Caleb Helms 546
11 Brent Marks 538
12 Andrew Palker 498
13 Kraig Kinser 494
14 Caleb Armstrong 492
15 Bradley Howard 480
16 Kory Crabtree 442

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Dale Blaney Scores Inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic by Nearly Six Seconds; Arctic Cat All Stars Conclude Central PA Weekend withVisit ta Selinsgrove on April 24

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 23, 2016) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions cruised into Central Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon with intentions to beat the “Pennsylvania Posse” on their home dirt. Not only did the Arctic Cat All Stars achieve their goal, they conquered, earning two spots on the feature podium including the very top worth $5,000. The regional travelers are now two-for-two in 2016 during “Posse” competition.

“To win the first race here at Port Royal in Keith Kauffman’s honor is really, really special,” explained Dale Blaney regarding his Keith Kauffman Classic victory. “Hopefully we’ll be back here every year for this deal. I’m the only All Star to have a win at Port Royal so far, so hopefully next year we can still be the only All Star to win here. I wouldn’t be able to do it without Janet and CH Motorsports. Todd and Big Game/GoMuddy came on board last year and gave all of us a great situation. My guys work their tails off for me and I am proud to be a part of this team. ”

Dale Blaney, defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist, led every lap of the inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal on Saturday, April 23, capturing his 129th career Arctic Cat All Star victory. The “Low Rider” started second on the main event grid, and despite the initial start getting called back due to a caution, the Ohio native surged to the front and controlled the opening circuit.

After dealing with two consecutive cautions on lap four, as well as a fuel stop, Blaney’s lead would eventually stretch to 5.76 seconds at the end of 30 circuits around the Port Royal “Speed Palace,” keeping current series point leader Chad Kemenah at bay. The pilot of the CH Motorsports, GoMuddy.com, No 1B now has three career victories at Port Royal Speedway, with two occurring during Arctic Cat All Star competition. Blaney is now the first repeat winner of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star season, earning his first during the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.

“We were really good tonight,” said Blaney. “I love it when the track gets like this. You can move all around it. It kinda got bottom heavy for me right around the end of the race. I was able to move up to the top to get around some lapped guys, but I would go right back to where I was. We weren’t really gaining on anyone ahead of us in traffic. I just tried to run as hard as I could and keep the car down. Chad (Kemenah) has been running really well lately, and Greg (Hodnett) is the guy to beat over here. They were both on the board so that makes you run a little bit harder.”

Chad Kemenah started fourth on the feature grid, racing into second by the end of lap one. The former four-time Arctic Cat All Star champion followed Blaney the entire 30-lap distance, chasing the defending champion through periods of traffic, which came into effect as early as lap nine. Despite attempts to catch the “Low Rider,” Kemenah would have to settle for second, followed by Greg Hodnett, a fast charging Dave Blaney, and Steve Buckwalter. The main event went undisturbed following the lap four fuel stop.

For Kemenah, it was his fifth top-five performance of the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star season, including non-point action in Florida during the early stages of February. The driver of the Hunter Racing, No. 10H will enter the next point event with a six marker advantage over Dale Blaney.

Dave Blaney’s advancement into the top-five during the Keith Kauffman Classic included a hard charge equalling 20 positions. The former World of Outlaws champion, driver of the Motter Motorsports, No. 71M, started 24th on the feature starting grid.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their trek through Central Pennsylvania with a visit to the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, on Sunday night, April 24; the first appearance by the traveling series in 16 years. The Ray Tilley Classic will headline action at the Selinsgrove half-mile, awarding a $5,000 top prize. “Mr. Excitement” Todd Shaffer is the most recent winner at Selinsgrove Speedway during Arctic Cat All Star competition, taking home the checkers on May 7, 2000.

Selinsgrove Speedway pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 24, with a mandatory drivers meeting to follow at 5:15. Warm-ups will begin at approximately 5:30 pm, followed by racing at 6:00 pm, sharp. Those interested in learning more should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, April 23, 2016 Keith Kauffman Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Andrew Palker - 16.990 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: (Fourth Quick) Tim Shaffer - 17.433 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dale Blaney Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: TJ Stutts JE Pistons Dash: Steve Buckwalter Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brent Marks (+15) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Brent Marks (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Doug Esh (13th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Cap Henry (16th) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse; Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

1.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.092; 2.55-Mike Wagner, 17.194; 3.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.413; 4.13-Tim Shaffer, 17.433; 5.33-Curt Stroup, 17.444; 6.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.533; 7.1-Dale Blaney, 17.559; 8.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.560; 9.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.633; 10.M1-Mark Smith, 17.640; 11.5-Dylan Cisney, 17.663; 12.27-Greg Hodnett, 17.681; 13.23-TJ Stutts, 17.685; 14.25o-Aaron Ott, 17.700; 15.12-Blane Heimbach, 17.704; 16.20-Ryan Taylor, 17.707; 17.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.773; 18.21-Cap Henry, 17.789; 19.19m-Brent Marks, 17.816; 20.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.843; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.866; 22.94-Ryan Smith, 17.867; 23.40-Caleb Helms, 17.937; 24.60-Kory Crabtree, 18.022; 25.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.093; 26.07-Doug Esh, 18.202; 27.19G-Cale Grubb, 18.286; 28.81-Lee Jacobs, 18.313; 29.71m-Dave Blaney, 18.341; 30.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 18.349; 31.8M-TJ Michael, 18.354; 32.47K-Kody Lehman, 18.357; 33.25-Tyler Bear, 18.434; 34.49H-Bradley Howard, 18.522; 35.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.736; 36.19-Joe Kubiniec, 18.777; 37.70-Danny Holtgraver, 20.435;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 55-Mike Wagner[4] ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner[1] ; 4. 13-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[5] ; 6. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[6] ; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 8. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman[9] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 4. 33-Curt Stroup[3] ; 5. 19G-Cale Grubb[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore[9] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor[1] ; 4. M1-Mark Smith[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[7] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[5] ; 9. 25-Tyler Bear[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 23-TJ Stutts[1] ; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney[2] ; 3. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 25o-Aaron Ott[5] ; 6. 19m-Brent Marks[6] ; 7. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 8. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney[1] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[3] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 13-Tim Shaffer[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 2. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[10] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[6] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[17] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11] ; 12. 25-Tyler Bear[13] ; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard[14] ; 14. 47K-Kody Lehman[12] ; 15. 91-Anthony Fiore[15] ; 16. 19-Joe Kubiniec[16] ; 17. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[1]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 4. 71m-Dave Blaney[24] ; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[1] ; 6. 19m-Brent Marks[21] ; 7. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[16] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 10. 12-Blane Heimbach[17] ; 11. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner[11] ; 13. 07-Doug Esh[22] ; 14. M1-Mark Smith[15] ; 15. 33-Curt Stroup[14] ; 16. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 17. 20-Ryan Taylor[13] ; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[26] ; 19. 55-Mike Wagner[6] ; 20. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 21. 5-Dylan Cisney[3] ; 22. 25-Tyler Bear[27] ; 23. 19G-Cale Grubb[18] ; 24. 13-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 25. 23-TJ Stutts[9] ; 26. 57X-Andrew Palker[12] ; 27. 25o-Aaron Ott[20]

Current Arctic Cat All Star Standings (4/23):

1 Chad Kemenah 584 2 Dale Blaney 578 3 Sheldon Haudenschild 512 4 Cap Henry 512 5 Ryan Smith 512 6 T.J. Michael 510 7 Tim Shaffer 500 8 Danny Holtgraver 482 9 Lee Jacobs 472 10 Caleb Helms 430 11 Andrew Palker 418 12 Brent Marks 402 13 Caleb Armstrong 390 14 Bradley Howard 366 15 Kory Crabtree 362

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

A “Classic” Doubleheader On Deck for Arctic Cat All Stars in Central Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2016) - With the first full weekend of championship points officially in the books, resulting in three different winners at three different facilities, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions can begin preparations for the next phase of their 2016 campaign; a Central Pennsylvania invasion. Arctic Cat All Star travelers will visit two of Central Pennsylvania’s premier half-mile ovals during the upcoming weekend, participating in a pair of “Classics” kicking off on Saturday evening, April 23, at Port Royal Speedway. Over two dozen full-time Arctic Cat All Star teams will make the trek into “Pennsylvania Posse Country” this Saturday and Sunday, including current championship point leader Chad Kemenah.

“When you travel to Central Pennsylvania, you always know what you are in for,” explained Chad Kemenah, pilot of the Hunter Racing/No.10H. “It’s a competitive place to race. It’s almost like stepping into a different time zone when you travel to that area. It’s a totally different atmosphere, but we are excited to get back. My brother (Brian Kemenah) and I have been racing well together; really starting to gel. Things are going in the right direction, so now our plan is to keep things going in the right direction. Sometimes that is the hardest part.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their upcoming Central Pennsylvania invasion on Saturday evening, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic, honoring National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Keith Kauffman, will headline action at the “Speed Palace” on Saturday night, awarding a $5,000 top prize. The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Port Royal Speedway, winning the Tuscarora 50 in mid-September, 2015. Marks swept the entire Tuscarora 50 weekend, also conquering the Night Before The 50 preliminary program.

As an added bonus, a pre-race gathering will be held at the Red Zone Sports Bar & Grille along Route 35 in Mifflintown from noon until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 23. Fans will have an opportunity to meet and greet with many of Central Pennsylvania’s finest, including a select number of full-time Arctic Cat All Star competitors. A live internet broadcast will be conducted during the pre-race festivities, aired via www.juniatacountyradio.com.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue on Sunday evening, April 24, at the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. “America’s Series” will join the “Pennsylvania Posse” for the $5,000-to-win Ray Tilley Classic, the first appearance by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in nearly 16 years. “Mr. Excitement” Todd Shaffer is the last driver to visit Selinsgrove Speedway victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star action, taking the checkers on May 7, 2000.

Alveda, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah will lead the Arctic Cat All Stars into battle this weekend in Central Pennsylvania. The former four-time All Star champion is the current Series point leader, capturing the most recent Arctic Cat All Star victory at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. Kemenah sits on top of the current championship standings with 438 markers, ten points ahead of defending champion Dale Blaney.

“I don’t pay attention to the points until about the last month of the season,” explained Chad Kemenah, “In fact, if my car owner, Rob Hunter, wouldn’t have told me that we were on top of the standings, I probably still wouldn’t know. I’m happy for our team, especially my car owner. I think this is the first time he has had a car on top of the points. We’ve been working hard and that is clearly paying off. We’ll head east this weekend with a goal to stay relaxed and finish up front.”

The Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway will ignite with pit gates opening at 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 23. A mandatory drivers meeting will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6:40. Racing will begin at 7:00 pm, sharp. For more information, please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

The Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway will activate with pit gates swinging open at 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 24. The drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6. Racing will follow shortly after 6:00 pm. Additional news and information can be found at the official online home of Selinsgrove Speedway - www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings:
Pos Driver Points
1 Chad Kemenah 438
2 Dale Blaney 428
3 Tim Shaffer 398
4 Cap Henry 394
5 Sheldon Haudenschild 378
6 T.J. Michael 378
7 Ryan Smith 376
8 Danny Holtgraver 372
9 Lee Jacobs 358
10 Caleb Helms 350
11 Andrew Palker 316
12 Caleb Armstrong 310
13 Kory Crabtree 282
14 Kraig Kinser 276
15 Brandon Spithaler 270

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Chad Kemenah Goes Wire-to-Wire at Bedford Speedway with Arctic Cat All Stars;

Takes Command of Current All Star Standings

BEDFORD, Pa. (April 17, 2016) - Alveda, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah invaded “Pennsylvania Posse” country with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening and left as a Coffee Pot Classic champion. Kemenah, a former four-time All Star titlist, led all 25 laps of the non-stop Coffee Pot Classic main event at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway on Sunday evening, April 17, securing a spot in Arctic Cat All Star victory lane for the 30th time in his storied career; his first of the 2016 season and his first on the Bedford, Pennsylvania, half-mile. With the victory, Chad Kemenah officially takes command of the current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point standings, holding a 10 point advantage over defending series champion Dale Blaney.

“My brother works his tail off,” said Chad Kemenah on the Bedford Speedway victory lane stage. “We have a really great team, although some of them aren’t here tonight. I can’t thank my car owner, Rob Hunter, enough for this opportunity. We have some new sponsors on board with us this year that put a lot of effort into this deal; Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, JRC Transport, Champion Oil. There are so many people that bend over backwards for us. Maxim being a big one, too. They really turned our team around.”

Chad Kemenah, who started third on the main event grid, took command of the feature field at the very drop of the green flag, eventually opening up to a sizeable advantage by lap five. Mark Smith, the feature polesitter, drove his way into second on the opening lap, followed by Cap Henry and defending event winner Greg Hodnett.

While Kemenah continued his dominant display at the top of the running order, mixing his charge with clean air and periods of heavy lapped traffic, Cap Henry and Greg Hodnett started a battle of their own; each working around Tower City’s Mark Smith by lap 13, and eventually setting their sights on each other. Hodnett battled Henry in traffic for several circuits, eventually working around the Coomer Motorsports entry on lap 18. Despite his efforts to close the gap between himself and leader Chad Kemenah, Hodnett would have to settle for second, followed by Cap Henry, Lucas Wolfe and Mark Smith.

“I kinda got bottlenecked there on the start,” said Greg Hodnett. “I thought we had a pretty good car. We had to use the entire race track to make it work. I think I was slowing down a little too much, but once I got it figured out, we got going again pretty good. We tried to get ourselves a little closer, but overall, it was Chad’s night.”

“This is a really great start for our team,” said Chad Kemenah. “Anybody can win on any day. Greg (Hodnett) is one of the best in the country, so when he is behind you, you kinda want to limit your mistakes. My brother had our car dialed-in from the start tonight. We won in ‘Posse Country’ and now we are going to go back to Ohio.”

Plano, Texas, native T.J. Michael was the event's MSD Performance Hard Charger Award winner. The "Texas Traveler" advanced seven positions during the Coffee Pot Classic main event, moving to 13th after starting 20th on the grid. It was Michael's second-ever start on Pennsylvania soil.

Up next on the Arctic Cat All Star schedule is a pair of racing “classics” in Central Pennsylvania. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will visit two premiere half-mile ovals during their upcoming weekend endeavours, including the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal and the Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove. Arctic Cat All Star travelers will race head-to-head with the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” on both occasions, competing for back-to-back top prizes equalling $5,000.

The upcoming weekend will kick off officially on Saturday night, April 23, at the Port Royal Speedway. The inaugural Keith Kauffman Classic will headline competition at the “Speed Palace,” the first of three appearances by the Series in 2016. The weekend will continue on Sunday, April 24, with the Ray Tilley Classic at Selinsgrove Speedway; the first appearance by the Arctic Cat All Stars since May 7, 2000. Todd Shaffer was the victor nearly two decades ago, joining 11 other one-time Arctic Cat All Star winners on the sprawling half-mile.

The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks visited Port Royal Speedway’s victory lane stage during the most recent Arctic Cat All Star appearance. Marks earned nearly $15,000 for his Tuscarora 50 victory on Sunday, September 13, capping off a near-perfect weekend for the Myerstown, Pennsylvania, native at Port Royal Speedway.

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming pair of Central Pennsylvania “classics” can do so by visiting each facility live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com and www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Coffee Pot Classic EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 Entrees

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Greg Hodnett - 16.657 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Greg Hodnett - 16.553 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Mark Smith

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Danny Smith

JE Pistons Dash: Mark Smith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: T.J. Michael (+7)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Mark Smith

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: TJ Stutts

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith

Qualifying

1.27-Greg Hodnett, 16.553; 2.48-Danny Dietrich, 16.574; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 17.059; 4.M1-Mark Smith, 17.127; 5.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 17.128; 6.55-Mike Wagner, 17.148; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.158; 8.23-TJ Stutts, 17.171; 9.60-Kory Crabtree, 17.186; 10.1-Dale Blaney, 17.193; 11.22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.208; 12.7W-Logan Wagner, 17.259; 13.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 17.262; 14.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.338; 15.19m-Brent Marks, 17.409; 16.70-Danny Holtgraver, 17.413; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 17.482; 18.8-Billy Dietrich, 17.502; 19.89-Robbie Stillwaggen, 17.584; 20.21-Cap Henry, 17.586; 21.49H-Bradley Howard, 17.607; 22.94-Ryan Smith, 17.629; 23.49-Tim Shaffer, 17.678; 24.1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.741; 25.19G-Cale Grubb, 17.747; 26.4-Danny Smith, 17.772; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 17.791; 28.44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.818; 29.81-Lee Jacobs, 17.824; 30.40-Caleb Helms, 17.876; 31.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 17.973; 32.7K-Dan Shetler, 18.146; 33.91-Anthony Fiore, 18.162; 34.95-Hunter Mackison, 18.175; 35.13-Brandon Matus, 18.179; 36.2-AJ Flick, 18.356; 37.19-Joe Kubiniec, 18.493; 38.76-David Jones, 18.663; 39.33-Brent Matus, 18.695; 40.40H-George Hobaugh, 19.302; 41.5-Bob McMillin, 19.963; 42.49E-Bob Howard, 20.107;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 3. 7W-Logan Wagner[6] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[8] ; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 7. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 3. 23-TJ Stutts[1] ; 4. 55-Mike Wagner[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich[6] ; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison[7] ; 8. 76-David Jones[10] ; 9. 5-Bob McMillin[11] ; 10. 44-Rodney Westhafer[8] ; 11. 91-Anthony Fiore[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[1] ; 2. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 8. 40H-George Hobaugh[10] ; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison[9] ; 10. 19G-Cale Grubb[6]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 7. 2-AJ Flick[9] ; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler[7] ; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 10. 13-Brandon Matus[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 6. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen[7] ; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich[8] ; 8. 55-Mike Wagner[6]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[1] ; 2. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 4. 8-Billy Dietrich[4] ; 5. 44-Rodney Westhafer[7] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[14] ; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler[11] ; 8. 19G-Cale Grubb[6] ; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore[12] ; 10. 40H-George Hobaugh[19] ; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison[5] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 95-Hunter Mackison[13] ; 14. 19-Joe Kubiniec[16] ; 15. 76-David Jones[17] ; 16. 5-Bob McMillin[20] ; 17. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[18] ; 19. 49E-Bob Howard[21] ; 20. 60-Kory Crabtree[2] ; 21. 2-AJ Flick[15] ; 22. 22-Brandon Spithaler[22]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 4. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 5. M1-Mark Smith[1] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[13] ; 9. 19m-Brent Marks[15] ; 10. 23-TJ Stutts[12] ; 11. 89-Robbie Stillwaggen[6] ; 12. 55-Mike Wagner[8] ; 13. 8M-TJ Michael[20] ; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[19] ; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[18] ; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser[21] ; 18. 7W-Logan Wagner[11] ; 19. 8-Billy Dietrich[24] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[23] ; 23. 49H-Bradley Howard[17] ; 24. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[22] ; 25. 4-Danny Smith[10]

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions

(724) 954-4915 / altmeyer119@gmail.com

 

 

Jac Haudenschild Dominates Wayne County; Sweeps Program from Start to Finish;

Arctic Cat All Star Triple-Header Weekend Concludes Sunday at Bedford Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 16, 2016) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild lived up to his prestige on Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway; sweeping the entire Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program in fantastic fashion. The nearby Wooster, Ohio, native kicked-off his evening display by breaking the existing track record during qualifying time trials, all before earning victories during his respective heat race, dash, and the 30-lap main event. Haudenschild’s Arctic Cat All Star victory was the first of his career at Wayne County Speedway, raising the overall bar to 29 victories with the series during his storied career. The pilot of the Jamie Miller-owned No. 6 utilized the very topside of the speedway, earning the victory by 2.221 seconds over Danny Holtgraver and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Dale Blaney.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit, but this certainly feels good,” explained Jac Haudenschild in victory lane. “Always feels great coming back here and it always feels great to get a win. Jamie Miller always comes through for me. With a little help from Bonzai Bruns and the crew, we got this thing together in time for tonight. This is really special. I’ve always loved coming to Wayne County Speedway. Hopefully we can get back here and do it again soon.”

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native Danny Holtgraver followed Jac Haudenschild to the final checkers on Saturday night. The pilot of the Pete Grove-owned, Premiere Motorsports, No. 70 started fourth on the feature grid, but raced inside the top-three during the entire 30-lap distance. “Downtown” battled in the final podium spot for the first 15 circuits, racing close behind Jac Haudenschild and Sheldon Haudenschild until inheriting the runner-up spot during a lap 16 caution.

On lap 16, while chasing his father through traffic, Sheldon Haudenschild made contact with a lapped car, bringing the familiar Haudenschild Racing, Southern Pacific Farms, No. 93 to a stop between turns three and four. The five-time Arctic Cat All Star main event winner in 2015 would be forced to restart at the tail of the field.

After the restart, the last half of the feature program would see no change nor challenge up front with Jac Haudenschild surging on over Danny Holtgraver and Friday night winner Dale Blaney.

“I just want to thank everyone who made this happen for me,” said Danny Holtgraver. “We had some issues last night at Attica, getting upside-down during qualifying time trials, so I wasn’t sure what to think today. We got here and found some issues with the engine. Despite the issues, my guys never gave up and they pushed through. I want to thank Pete Grove again, as well as all of my supporters who stuck by me this entire time. Cody Jacobs never gives up and works to give me a great race car every time we hit the track. This feels really good.”

The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will conclude the Arctic Cat All Star triple-header weekend through Ohio and Pennsylvania. The three-race swing, officially kicking-off the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point championship, launched on Friday night, April 15, at Attica Raceway Park, and will now conclude on the big half-mile in Bedford, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, April 17. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will face-off against a stout field of competitors from all areas of Pennsylvania, including the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse,” who captured the most recent series victory at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in June, 2015. Greg Hodnett was the victor, holding off a sixth starting Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith.

The Coffee Pot Classic will ignite with pit gates opening at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 17. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, with hot laps to follow at 6. Competition will hit the racing surface at 6:30 pm, sharp. For more information, please visit Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway live on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, April 16, 2016

EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 Entrees

State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dale Blaney - 14.405 seconds

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild – 14.125 seconds *NTR

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Jac Haudenschild

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sheldon Haudenschild

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah

JE Pistons Dash: Jac Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Jac Haudenschild

MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+5)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cap Henry

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brad Haudenschild

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

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1]; 2. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9]; 5. 21-Cap Henry[5]; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[8]; 7. 49-Tim Shaffer[10]; 8. 9X-Rob Chaney[6]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[12]; 10. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[14]; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]; 12. 8M-T.J. Michael[15]; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 14. 60-Kory Crabtree[11]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[19]; 16. 94-Ryan Smith[17]; 17. 23C-Tyler Courtney[18]; 18. 16M-Danny Mumaw[23]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[22]; 20. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13]; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs[16]; 22. 57X-Andrew Palker[20]; 23. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[21]; 24. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard[24]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 40-Caleb Helms[1]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]; 3. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[3]; 5. 16M-Danny Mumaw[5]; 6. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard[8]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10]; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec[7]; 9. 23-Nick Patterson[6]; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[9]; 11. 49D-Shawn Dancer[11]; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[12]

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4]; 5. 21-Cap Henry[5]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[6]; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1]; 4. 19M-Brent Marks[8]; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg[7]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer[9]; 9. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11]; 10. 11K-Kraig Kinser[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4]; 2. 21-Cap Henry[2]; 3. 60-Kory Crabtree[1]; 4. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[3]; 5. 8M-T.J. Michael[7]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5]; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[6]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[9]; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]; 2. 49-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4]; 4. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5]; 5. 22-Cole Duncan[3]; 6. 23C-Tyler Courtney[8]; 7. 16M-Danny Mumaw[6]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson[7]; 9. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard[9]

Qualifying 1 (2 Laps): 1. 6M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.125; 2. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.300; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.307; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver, 14.361; 5. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.427; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney, 14.438; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.522; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.526; 9. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 14.544; 10. 21-Cap Henry, 14.553; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree, 14.596; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.601; 13. 49-Tim Shaffer, 14.634; 14. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.681; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.690; 16. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.693; 17. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 14.696; 18. 8M-T.J. Michael, 14.717; 19. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.720; 20. 19M-Brent Marks, 14.726; 21. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 14.735; 22. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.738; 23. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.765; 24. 8-Bryan Sebetto, 14.840; 25. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.892; 26. 23-Nick Patterson, 14.893; 27. 23C-Tyler Courtney, 14.964; 28. 19-Joe Kubiniec, 15.002; 29. 49H-Bradley (Brad) Howard, 15.354; 30. 7-Troy Kingan, 15.416

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Dale Blaney Opens Arctic Cat All Star Point Season with Victory at Attica Raceway Park Captures HD Supply Spring Nationals over Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs

ATTICA, Ohio (April 15, 2016) - The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney took advantage of his pole position on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park; leading all but two laps of the 40-lap, HD Supply Spring Nationals main event to capture his 128th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Blaney, who nearly swept the entire HD Supply Spring Nationals program at Attica Raceway Park by earning the second fastest time during qualifying time trials, winning his respective heat race, dash and main event, held off Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs at the final checkers; his 17th visit to Attica Raceway Park victory lane during Arctic Cat All Star competition. The Ohio native survived two cautions and a “rubber-down” racing surface to secure his $5,000 pay day.

“It is just awesome to come here and race,” explained Dale Blaney, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, No.1. “I’m in a great situation here with this team. My guys always give me a great car. I just have to make sure I go out and drive the thing. Glad we started on the front row tonight. On a surface like this, position really means a lot. I just love coming to Attica Raceway Park. The fans have treated me great the past 28 years of my life and I appreciate it.”

Chad Kemenah, who started third on the main event grid, fell back to fifth after the initial start, but raced his way back into a podium position by lap nine. By lap 14, Kemenah worked forward to find himself second in the running order; passing Lee Jacobs as he continued his persistent charge toward the front. Kemenah drove by Blaney on lap 15 and controlled the top spot for two circuits, eventually re-challenged and passed by Blaney during the 17th circuit. With rubber coming into play, Kemenah found himself out of time and race track, settling for second during his final pass of the flagstand. Lee Jacobs, after starting on the outside-front row, would cross under the checkers third, followed by Byron Reed and Caleb Griffith.

“It was a pretty good race,” said Chad Kemenah. “It took rubber and I got caught behind a lapped car. Just kinda ran out of time. I want to thank all of these fans for coming out and sitting through this tonight. The dust really didn’t play in your favor, but I really appreciate you guys coming out. My car owner gives me a great race car. I just want to thank all of my sponsors. Feels great to get off to a start like this. I think we may have had something for Blaney before getting caught in the rubber. We won’t complain and move on.”

“At first, I really didn’t know where to run,” explained Blaney. “I know where I was running, I wasn’t very good. Kemenah worked around us and kinda showed us where we needed to be. I had to pick up the pace a little bit. We started to run a little bit harder and it worked out.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their march across Ohio and Pennsylvania on Saturday evening, April 16, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The second full points event of the 2016 season will feature a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, awarding $5,000 to the main event winner. It was local Arctic Cat All Star favorite Sheldon Haudenschild picking up the victory during the last series visit to Wayne County Speedway. The Wooster, Ohio, native held off eventual All Star champion Dale Blaney and fellow Wooster native Rob Chaney at the final checkers.

Wayne County Speedway officials will open pit gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, April 16. The mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 6. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm, sharp. Additional news and information, such as ticket prices, can be found live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Attica Raceway Park - Friday, April 15, 2016 HD Supply Spring Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 40 Entrees State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Caleb Armstrong - 12.351 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney (2nd) - 12.315 seconds Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brian Lay All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Dale Blaney JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Travis Philo (+9) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Griffith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chris Andrews Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms

Qualifying

1.09x-Carson Macedo, 12.198; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 12.315; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.329; 4.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.337; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.344; 6.23c-Tyler Courtney, 12.366; 7.40-Caleb Helms, 12.389; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.439; 9.8M-TJ Michael, 12.445; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 12.446; 11.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.482; 12.8-Bryan Sebetto, 12.518; 13.23-DJ Foos, 12.526; 14.5-Byron Reed, 12.527; 15.49-Tim Shaffer, 12.540; 16.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.541; 17.45L-Brian Lay, 12.599; 18.73-Chris Andrews, 12.611; 19.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.637; 20.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.641; 21.9-Jordan Ryan, 12.680; 22.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.702; 23.60-Kory Crabtree, 12.707; 24.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.716; 25.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.784; 26.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.836; 27.6-Bill Rose, 12.846; 28.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.853; 29.60K-Jody Keegan, 12.939; 30.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.048; 31.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.151; 32.38-Matt Westfall, 13.168; 33.22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.234; 34.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.237; 35.83M-Broc Martin, 13.394; 36.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.450; 37.7-Shawn Valenti, 13.713; 38.8J-Jess Stiger, 13.996; 39.21-Cap Henry, 13.997; 40.70-Danny Holtgraver, 99.390;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[2] ; 3. 8M-TJ Michael[4] ; 4. 73-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6] ; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 10. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 60K-Jody Keegan[6] ; 4. 23c-Tyler Courtney[3] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[9] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 7. 09x-Carson Macedo[4] ; 8. 38-Matt Westfall[8] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 23-DJ Foos[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 8. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[9] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[4]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 4. 49-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger[10] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 6-Bill Rose[6] ; 10. 7-Shawn Valenti[9]

Dash 1 (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 4. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[8] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 09x-Carson Macedo[1] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[5] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 6-Bill Rose[8] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[14] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[6] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[19] ; 11. 21-Cap Henry[18] ; 12. 38-Matt Westfall[12] ; 13. 7-Shawn Valenti[16] ; 14. 19-Joe Kubiniec[11] ; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[13] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[17] ; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[15] ; 18. 60-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser[10] ; 20. 22-Cole Duncan[20]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10] ; 8. 8-Bryan Sebetto[8] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[18] ; 10. 73-Chris Andrews[14] ; 11. 8M-TJ Michael[11] ; 12. 49-Tim Shaffer[17] ; 13. 23c-Tyler Courtney[15] ; 14. 60K-Jody Keegan[12] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 16. 68G-Tyler Gunn[20] ; 17. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 18. 9x-Rob Chaney[13] ; 19. 23-DJ Foos[16] ; 20. 21-Cap Henry[26] ; 21. 16-Stuart Brubaker[22] ; 22. 09x-Carson Macedo[21] ; 23. 70-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 24. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[23] ; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker[24] ; 26. 83M-Broc Martin[19]

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Will Launch Point Championship with Triple-Header Weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania!

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2016) - The 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point chase will officially activate in a big way during the upcoming weekend, with three scheduled events on three consecutive nights in two states. The Series, accompanied by 14 full-time travelers from all areas of the northeast, led by six-time and defending champion Dale Blaney, will trek through areas of Ohio and Pennsylvania during their upcoming three-race excursion, competing for a top prize of $5,000 on all three nights. The point championship was intended to begin on Saturday, April 2, but has since been pushed back two weeks due to Mother Nature.

“Hopefully last weekend was the last of the ‘Arctic’ weather this year,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Stars. “We’d love to be able to get all five races in over the next two weekends in Ohio and Pennsylvania. This is going to be a fun year for sure.”

The triple-header weekend will ignite officially on Friday evening, April 15, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals, originally set to take shape on Saturday, April 9, but was moved due to cold weather, will take center stage at the Attica oval on Friday night, complete with the first full Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions point program of 2016. Ryan Smith is the defending HD Supply Spring Nationals winner, holding off charges by Andrew Palker and Greg Wilson.

Competition will continue on Saturday evening, April 16, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Saturday’s program will be the first of four appearances by the traveling Arctic Cat All Stars at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” in 2016. It was Sheldon Haudenschild visiting victory lane during the most recent visit by the Arctic Cat All Stars on September 6, keeping eventual Series champion Dale Blaney at bay, followed by Rob Chaney. Haudenschild’s victory at Wayne County Speedway was his fifth and final All Star win of the 2015 season.

The Coffee Pot Classic at the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will conclude the triple-header weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bedford, Pennsylvania, half-mile oval will not only welcome the highly talented roster of Arctic Cat All Star travelers, but a competitive field of Central Pennsylvania competitors, better known as the “Pennsylvania Posse,” are also expected to join in on the action, including defending event winner Greg Hodnett. Hodnett and fellow “Posse” competitor Danny Dietrich swept the top two spots on the podium on June 7, 2015, followed by three-time All Star main event winner last season Ryan Smith.

“I think we are all pretty excited to get the point season started,” explained Dale Blaney; six-time and defending All Star champion. “The weather hasn’t been too cooperative, but things look to be OK for all three days this weekend. Despite the last two weekends getting distracted with weather, our mind frame and focus hasn’t changed. The road to another title starts this weekend. We have to take everything one race at a time, but it is still important to get a solid start to the year. We’ll head into the weekend with the intent to win all three.”

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 pm on Friday afternoon, April 15. Competition is scheduled to hit the speedway at 7:45. For more news and information, such as ticket prices and seating chart, please visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway will swing open gates at 3:00 pm on Saturday afternoon, followed by warm-ups at 6:00 pm and racing at 7. Additional event information can be found on the official online home of Wayne County Speedway at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

The Coffee Pot Classic at Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway will kick start with gates opening at 4:00 pm. Hot laps will hit the half-mile at 6:00 pm, followed by racing at 6:30 pm, sharp. Other related news can be found online at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Additional Series Info:

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Portion of HD Supply Spring Nationals Rescheduled for Friday, April 15

Attica Event Opens Triple-Header Weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania

ATTICA (April 5, 2016) - With extremely cold temperatures forecasted for Saturday, April 9, in Attica, Ohio, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Attica Raceway Park officials have decided to postpone Saturday night’s portion of the HD Supply Spring Nationals to Friday night, April 15. Temperatures are forecasted to only reach the mid 30s on Saturday, with the low temperature dipping as far down as the low 20s.

“With the weather becoming an obvious factor for the weekend, it’s in our best interest to postpone the event to April 15th,” explained Rex LeJeune, Director of Operations at Attica Raceway Park. “We want everyone to have a positive and enjoyable experience at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing.’ Our goal is to maximize this event’s potential and rescheduling will certainly help that. We hope to see everyone here to support the Arctic Cat All Stars on Friday, April 15.”

The rescheduled HD Supply Spring Nationals presented by UUI & Fisher Performance will ignite what is now a triple-header weekend for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions through Ohio and Pennsylvania. After their visit to Attica Raceway Park on Friday night, April 15, Arctic Cat All Star teams will travel east to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, OH on Saturday, April 16, followed by a visit to the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway near Bedford, PA on Sunday, April 17.

Attica Raceway Park will open pit gates at 3:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, April 15, with racing scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m., sharp. Ticket prices include $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for children ages 11-15, with kids 10 years of age and younger granted admission at no charge. Pit passes will be $35. As an added bonus, the ALMS Late Models will also be on the April 15 program, along with the 305 sprint cars; the Dirt Trucks have been removed.

Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com, as well as on all of the available social media including Twitter: https://twitter.com/atticaracewyprk and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atticaracewaypark/?fref=ts

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Wet Weather Ends Arctic Cat All Star “Rumble in the Hills” at Atomic Speedway; Rescheduled for April 30

CHILLICOTHE, Oh. (April 2, 2016) - A late afternoon shower mixed with high winds and additional threatening weather throughout the evening forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Atomic Speedway officials to reschedule Saturday night’s “Rumble in the Hills” at Atomic Speedway. The event will now be held on Saturday, April 30. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will battle with the Ohio Sprint Car Series during the evening program. The Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars will also be on the evening agenda. Stay tuned for additional news and information online at www.atomicspeedway.net.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign on Saturday evening, April 9, at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. The HD Supply Spring Nationals will headline competition at the Attica short track, awarding a $5,000 top prize.

“The Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned the HD Supply Spring Nationals victory in 2015, holding off Andrew Palker and Greg Wilson at the final checkers. Smith was one of four different Arctic Cat All Star winners at Attica Raceway Park in 2015; Dale Blaney, Sheldon Haudenschild and Cody Darrah also earned victories over the course of the season.

Those seeking additional information regarding the HD Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park on Saturday, April 9, should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com. Gates are scheduled to swing open at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, followed by racing at 7:00 p.m., sharp.

Additional Series Info:

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

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Loaded Arctic Cat All Star Roster Ready for Points Season to Begin at Atomic Speedway

14 Full Time Drivers Set to Begin 2016 Campaign this Saturday Night

INDIANAPOLIS (March 29, 2016) - Since returning home from Florida, where the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions kicked-off the 2016 season with three, non-point events at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park, teams have been hard at work preparing for the next seven months of their Arctic Cat All Star campaign. Sprint car teams from all across the country will begin their point championship hunt in less than a week; launching a remaining schedule complete with 45 events across seven different states, stretching from early April until late October.

“We are really excited about 2016 and getting the points season kicked off this Saturday night at Atomic Speedway,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “We’ve got a strong group of traveling teams this year with a mix of returning veterans and some young talent that will challenge for wins throughout the season. We can’t thank our teams, tracks and fans enough for their support this year.”

“America’s Series” will launch the point championship season officially on Saturday evening, April 2, at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Arctic Cat All Star fans will be exposed to some of the most exciting 410 sprint car racing in the region, complete with 14 full-time travelers on the 2016 tour. Leading the roster will be six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion, Dale Blaney. Dubbed the “Low Rider,” Blaney is also the most recent Series winner at the Atomic Speedway high banks. The Ohio native scored the $10,000 Open Wheel Championship on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

“We are excited to get back out on the road with the All Stars,” Dale Blaney said. “I think with Arctic Cat involved this season, things are going to be bigger and better. It’s a great thing for our sport and it’s a great thing for this series. The schedule looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. Our goal is going to be business as usual; go out and try to put ourselves up front and ultimately win a championship. We are excited to get started, especially at Atomic where we’ve been successful.”

Kraig Kinser, the 2005 Knoxville Nationals champion and recent Arctic Cat All Star winner at Bubba Raceway Park, will also join the Series full-time in 2016, along with former Series champion and two-time main event winner in 2015, Chad Kemenah. Kinser will call the Arctic Cat All Star schedule home after several seasons on the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series trail. The Bloomington, Indiana, native is the son of 20-time WoO champion Steve Kinser and will work to add more legacy to his family’s racing reputation with an Arctic Cat All Star title in 2016. Kemenah, also a former full-time World of Outlaws competitor, finished third in the 2015 Arctic Cat All Star championship standings and will work for a fifth career Series title during the upcoming season.

Other former Arctic Cat All Star main event winners that will travel full-time in 2016 include Caleb Griffith (2), Sheldon Haudenschild (6), Lee Jacobs (3) and Danny Holtgraver (9). Haudenschild, driver of the Southern Pacific Farms, No. 93, earned five of his six career Arctic Cat All Star victories in 2015, finishing sixth in the final championship standings. Holtgraver, a staple on the tour for the last three seasons, who finished eighth in last year’s championship standings, will rejoin the tour in 2016 with a new team and new attitude.

“It’s always nice to get back out on the road,” Danny Holtgraver explained, pilot of the Pete Grove-owned No. 70. “We’ve been busy the last few weeks getting everything ready to go. This tour can be demanding, but also very rewarding if you run well or earn a win. Last year was a tough year, but we cleared our minds and reevaluated the situation. We have a great deal with Pete Grove and we couldn’t be more excited. Our goal is to add to our career win list and put ourselves in the hunt for a championship.”  

Former USAC Kenyon Midget champion Caleb Armstrong, 2015 OVSCA champion Kory Crabtree, Caleb Helms, Texas native T.J. Michael, former Wayne County Speedway champion  Andrew Palker, Cap Henry, and “Pennsylvania Posse” representative Bradley Howard will each add more depth and talent to the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star tour. Henry, Palker and Helms have each toured with the Series during recent seasons, while Armstrong, Crabtree, Michael and Howard have not. The strong mixture of young talent and experience will create one of the most competitive and diverse Arctic Cat All Star fields in recent history.

“We are definitely eager to get the season launched officially,” Bradley Howard said, pilot of the Rocket Drywall, No. 49. “It is going to be a challenge, but we are excited. It took us a while to play everything out and make the decision to follow the tour, but I’m glad we did. Racing with this level of competition will make us a better team. We are going to race as hard as we can and attempt to learn as much as we can every time we are on the race track. That’s what this entire season is going to be all about.”

The upcoming “Rumble in the Hills” at Atomic Speedway will feature a full Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions format, awarding a $5,000 top prize. The April 2 program will kick-off a busy April schedule for the traveling Series, including six events over a four weekend span in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Those seeking additional news and updates regarding the “Rumble in the Hills,” including time schedule and ticket prices, should visit Atomic Speedway live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Full-Time Driver Info:

Caleb Armstrong
Dale Blaney
Kory Crabtree
Caleb Griffith
Sheldon Haudenschild
Caleb Helms
Cap Henry
Danny Holtgraver
Bradley Howard
Lee Jacobs
Chad Kemenah
Kraig Kinser
T.J. Michael
Andrew Palker

Additional Series Info:

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

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Announces 2016 Series Partners

INDIANAPOLIS (March 24, 2016) – The All Star Circuit of Champions is pleased to announce a long list of new and returning marketing partners for the 2016 season. Dedicated sponsors, contingency and primary alike, will help fuel the entire upcoming campaign; an action packed schedule comprised of over 50 race dates in nearly ten states.

Announced in January, Arctic Cat will assume the naming sponsorship of the Series in 2016. The newly named Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the points season at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, April 2nd.

“We are extremely excited and grateful for the growing list of partnerships”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “Our team will work hard in making sure each and every one of our partners achieves the brand recognition through the All Star Series that will help drive consumers to their websites and stores.”

The All Stars have also secured new partnerships with EMi, State Water Heaters, Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts, and Classic Ink USA in addition to maintaining relationships with the following partners.

Sponsor breakdown:

Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire of the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions.

Racing Electronics is the official and exclusive radio provider of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Series contingency sponsors include: Daido Engine Bearings, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance and Outback Steakhouse.

Daido Engine Bearings will award each A-main winner

Lincoln Electric will award the quick qualifier at each event

MSD Performance will award the hard charger each A-main event.

Outback Steakhouse will award the 5th, 10th and 15th finisher of each A-main event

JE Pistons is the 2016 dash sponsor.

Hunt Brothers Pizza, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and Kistler Engines/Racing Products are the 2016 heat race sponsors.

EMi is the official driver’s meeting sponsor.

State Water Heaters is the official sponsor of each and every hot lap session in 2016.

Kear’s Speed Shop, Donovan Engineering, Schoenfeld Headers, Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts, Classic Ink USA and Jake’s Golf Carts are also sponsors of the All-Stars this season.

About our sponsors:

Arctic Cat: Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and Side by Sides under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories.

Hoosier Racing Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide.

Racing Electronics: Racing Electronics has been in the racing business for over 25 years. What began as a hobby in 1988 has now grown to the #1 company in Race Communications worldwide. Their trackside service program has been designed and proven to provided competitors, tracks and racing series’ with a full line of equipment and technical support to be the best in the industry. Look around at any major racing event and you will see Racing Electronics everywhere, helping their loyal customers, whether its professional or amateur racers, race fans or series race officials. More information on all the great products of Racing Electronics is available www.racingelectronics.com.

Daido Engine Bearings: Daido Metal produces Original Equipment automotive engine bearings for the most recognizable brands around the world and is also a leading producer of engine bearings in every other engine market from power sports to marine and off-highway heavy machinery. Daido is a leader in race engine bearings serving all major global race series and the race engine builder market, including the All Stars Series.

Lincoln Electric: We are a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Our enduring passion for the development and application of our technologies allows us to create complete solutions that make our customers more productive and successful.

MSD Performance: MSD products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it's a daily driver, dirt tracker, 4-wheel drive, a seven second Pro Stock car or Big Foot. MSD is your exclusive performance ignition company and we thank you for your interest and support.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.

Hunt Brother’s Pizza: With more than 7,300 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers regular, thin crust, and breakfast pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, Hunt Brothers® Wings and boneless WingBites® and our NEW Cheesebread. Family owned and operated for over 25 years and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company provides all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

JE Pistons: With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads is the industry leader in small block aluminum cylinder heads. Since 1986, the family owned business of Bob and Susie Williams caters to the finest engine builders and racers alike looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's sprints, super late models, drag racing, off road, marine or road racing, you can always count on All Pro.

Kistler Engines/Racing Products: Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high-performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. We pride ourselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. & 305 c.i.), as well as, late models & midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on rebuilds.

State Water Heaters: State Water Heaters is a leading manufacturer of commercial and residential water heaters. State offers over 500 water heater products, and has consistently developed new technologies to ensure longer product life. Based in Ashland City, Tennessee, State has seven water heater manufacturing plants. Hundreds of distribution centers across the United States ensure efficient service to State’s national customer base of residential homeowners, wholesalers, contractors, and other members of the engineering community.

Eagle Motorsports (EMi): EMi builds chassis and components for four segments of the open wheel industry with four unique brands. Thirty years in the making brought Eagle Motorsports, Schnee Chassis, Stallard Chassis, and Henchcraft Chassis together to collaborate and create the most responsive and safest micro sprints, lightning sprints, and sprint cars available. www.EagleMotorsports.com

Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts: Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts is a full service facility carrying new and used trailers. Trailer lines available include United, Cobra, Intech, and Cargo Mate. Elliott’s is also an authorized EZ-GO golfcart dealer. They offer repair and service on all of their products, as well as carry a large line of parts and accessories. Elliott’s has been in the trailer business since 1995 and a golfcart dealer since 2004, serving areas all over the world. Contact Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts today at www.elliottstc.com

Classic Ink USA: The official apparel provider of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Located just outside of Butler, Pennsylvania, Classic Ink USA has become a local, regional and national competitor in custom school wear, sportswear, business apparel, and race wear; helping your team and fan base keep up with the competition with trendy new looks and designs. Contact Classic Ink USA today at www.classicinkusa.com.

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

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

 

 

Rules Bulletin: Arctic Cat All Stars Announce Updated Tire Rule

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2016) - Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions tech officials have updated the right rear tire rule for the 2016 season. In addition to the H15, Medium and H20, competitors will be permitted to use the W18 Hoosier tire as an added option for the remainder of the season.

Like prior seasons, Arctic Cat All Star competitors will only be permitted to use one (1) right rear tire per program; utilizing the same tire for time trials, heat race and feature. In addition, competitors may use any of the above listed right rear tire compounds during warm-ups, as well as any of the above listed right rear tire compounds during the C-main, B-main and dash. Right rear tires used during time trials will be marked by officials and checked before each heat race and feature. Right rear tires used during warm-ups, C-main, B-main and dash are not required to match the compound of the tire used during time-trials, heat race and feature.

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

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Announce Mega Championship Finale at Atomic Speedway Weekend Headlined with Race of Champions and $20,000-to-win A-Main

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (March 11, 2016) - 2016 will prove to be an historical season for Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Not only will race fans have the opportunity to chase the region’s finest sprint car drivers across much of the Midwest and northeast, visiting venues in seven different states over the course of the next seven months, but they will also have the opportunity to witness a record breaking, season-ending program at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The Arctic Cat All Star championship finale, set for Friday and Saturday, October 21-22, will feature one of the largest, single event purses in the history of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions; boasting a $20,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start guaranteed payout.

“We’ve got the whole 2016 season in front of us, but we can’t wait for the $20,000 win finale at Atomic in October”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “In a perfect world, we’ll have two or three teams and drivers battling for the championship that weekend. Brad and his team do a tremendous job at Atomic; what a great event to end the season. I hope this sets the stage for many years to come.”

The two-day spectacle will ignite on Friday evening, October 21, with a full schedule of preliminary competition. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will participate in warm-up sessions, qualifying time trials and heat races, all set to help determine Saturday night’s A-main starting line-up. Also on tap Friday night will be the inaugural Race of Champions; a showcase featuring a potential field of local, regional and national 410 sprint car track champions and touring champions. The Race of Champions will feature a sixteen-car field, determined by qualifying efforts on Friday night. More information regarding the Race of Champions format will be released later in the year.

The Arctic Cat All Star season finale at Atomic Speedway will continue on Saturday evening, October 22, with a full lineup of expected mains, including the final Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions A-main of the 2016 season. The high-dollar A-main purse equals an impressive $66,000; awarding $1,000-to-start, $1,600 for tenth, $2,300 for fifth, $10,000 for second, and $20,000-to-win. The Saturday evening program will conclude with the crowning of the 2016 Series Champion.

“I would like to thank Tony Stewart and the entire Arctic Cat All Star staff for supporting our efforts at Atomic Speedway” said Brad McCown, promoter of Atomic Speedway, “It is special to have the Arctic Cat All Stars ignite their point season at Atomic Speedway, as well as end it. We were fortunate enough to make all of this happen. As a promoter, it is my job to deliver the best entertainment possible for my fans. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions are certainly at the top of that list. ”

Additional news and updates regarding the 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season finale will be posted regularly at the official online home of Atomic Speedway; www.atomicspeedway.net.

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

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Announce Schedule Changes to the 2016 Season

Fremont Speedway Shows Canceled

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (March 9, 2016) – The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions announced today that three events on the 2016 schedule have been cancelled. Events on May 28, June 25 and September 17 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, have all been canceled.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will move their June 4 Arctic Cat All Star event to Saturday, May 28, with a rain date of May 29.

Eldora Speedway will move their Thursday, June 23, Ohio Sprint Speedweek program to Saturday, June 25, with a rain date of Sunday, June 26. This show will be the $10,000-to-win finale event of Speedweek. Thursday, June 23, will become a rain date, if needed, for any of the first six Speedweek events beginning on June 17th.

The weekend of September 16-17 will become an open weekend for the All Star Series for the potential rescheduling of weather postponed events throughout the year.

“I’m certainly disappointed in the schedule changes; we’ve worked hard over the past 15 months to try to bring unification to 410 sprint car racing under the All Star umbrella”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “Rob (Hunter) and Shane (Helms) were willing to work with us last year to bring their group back to the All Stars and we’ve had great support from a large majority of tracks. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to unite with Fremont Speedway on common goals for the Series and 410 sprint car racing. We look forward to building the All Star Series in 2016 and in years to come with the support from our tracks, teams and most importantly the fans that support all of our events.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions begin their points season on Saturday, April 2, at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

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

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

 

I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA set for July 29-31
Three day All Star swing through Western Pennsylvania

INDIANAPOLIS (February 17, 2016) - Western Pennsylvania sprint car fans have three important dates to circle on their 2016 calendar, and all three involve Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will round out the month of July with three consecutive nights of competition at three different Western Pennsylvania ovals. The inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery will feature three, $5,000-to-win programs on July 29-31. As an added bonus, a $3,000 point fund will also be on the line for the weekend’s top racers.

“All of the promoters involved, including myself, are very excited for the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout” Tri-City Raceway Park promoter Chad Wagner said, “This is going to be a very special weekend for the drivers and fans. There are a lot of people who helped bring this concept together. The I-79 Summer Shootout has the potential to grow into something even bigger in 2017. Our goal is to maximize that potential and really give the fans in our area something unique and exciting to look forward to each and every year.”

The inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout presented by Classic Ink USA will ignite with a Friday night visit to the Eriez Speedway just outside of Erie on July 29. The three-eighths mile dirt oval, smallest on the weekend swing, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions for the first time ever during the I-79 Summer Shootout.

After a short, two hour jaunt down Interstate 79, the I-79 Summer Shootout will resume on Saturday evening, July 30, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial. “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” will prove to be a fast and action-packed battleground for the Western Pennsylvania regulars and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, with potential speeds reaching 150 mph. All Star competitors visited PPMS on two separate occasions in 2015, with Greg Wilson and Dale Blaney each making victory lane appearances.

“This deal may be the best sprint car racing our fans see in our region this year” Pittsburgh promoter Matt Miley said, “Fans have the chance to watch the All Stars race on three consecutive nights, at three historic tracks, with three different configurations. The promoters have all been working together to make this a win for everyone. We hope to see everyone here in July!”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will wrap-up the inaugural I-79 Summer Shootout on Sunday, July 31, at Tri-City Raceway Park near Franklin, Pennsylvania. It will the first appearance by the All Stars since Tri-City Speedway was re-established as Tri-City Raceway Park in 2014. The half-mile dirt oval sat idle for four years, but has since been renovated into a state-of-the-art venue.

As an added bonus for regional fans, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will be joined by the RUSH dirt late models during their Western Pennsylvania trek. The regional crate stars will support the region’s finest open wheel teams on all three nights of the 2016 I-79 Summer Shootout.

“This has the making to be a fantastic weekend of racing” Chad Wagner said, “The tracks have all teamed together to make this a success. We want to attract a large, regional fan base and have them excited to do it again in 2017. The countdown to the I-79 Summer Shootout begins now.”

Additional news regarding Eriez Speedway, Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway and Tri-City Raceway Park can be found on the Web at www.eriez-speedway.com, www.ppms.com and www.tricityracewaypark.com. Information regarding ticket prices, camping availability and event time schedules will all be online in the coming weeks.

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

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

 

Donny Schatz Cruises to Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals Win

BARBERVILLE, Florida (February 11, 2016) - Donny Schatz surpassed his Wednesday night performance by one position on Thursday evening, mastering the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile en route to a $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Schatz, who charged from the fifth row to secure his position in victory lane, increased his Arctic Cat All Star win total to 12 on his career. The Fargo, North Dakota, native cruised to the final checkers by a near four second lead. Dale Blaney and Jason Johnson rounded out the podium finishers.

“This is an incredible race team” Donny Schatz said, “I didn’t want to have to call the boss tonight and tell him I left something on the table. Just an incredible effort by these guys.”

Danny Lasoski and Jason Johnson led the 24 feature starters to green at Volusia Speedway Park. Lasoski controlled the opening lap before losing the top spot to Johnson. The “Ragin’ Cajun” made his way to the top-side of the speedway, eventually extending his lead over Danny Lasoski and Dale Blaney. Traffic would soon come into play, but a lap ten caution would bring the field to a stop for the first and only time. Paul McMahan made contact with the turn one wall; he would walk away unharmed.

Johnson brought the field back to life during the lap 10 restart, returning to the point position over Danny Lasoski and Dale Blaney. Donny Schatz, who started tenth on the grid, climbed his way to a top-five position for the first time during the restart. The pilot of the familiar Tony Stewart Racing/No. 15 continued his pursuit toward the front, ultimately capturing the fourth position by lap 13 and the third position by lap 14, utilizing all lanes of the slick, Volusia Speedway Park surface. Schatz continued to waste little time, eventually taking command of the runner-up position over Danny Lasoski on lap 17. It would only take three more green flag circuits before Schatz could diminish Jason Johnson’s charge at the front of the field, taking the top spot officially on lap 20.

“You have to go where everyone else isn’t” Schatz explained, “We were decent, I just had to find my way around. Once we got going, we were pretty good. This race team is incredible for sure. I have the best job in the business.”

Six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney attempted a late-race charge, but would fall short. The “Low Rider” started fourth on the feature grid and raced inside the top-five during the entire distance. Blaney made his final move of the 30-lap main event on lap 25 when he raced around Jason Johnson for second.

“We’ve been really good all year, really” Blaney explained, “The guys have been working hard. Can’t thank Big Game, Muddy, CH Motorsports enough. I’m not sure if I needed that red. I felt like I couldn’t get going after that. This is a great group of cars racing down here. We’ll take second, come back tomorrow and see if we can do one better.”

With their 2016 Florida campaign officially in the history books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now spend the next six weeks preparing for their first points event of the 2016 season. The Arctic Cat All Stars will next invade the Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. The “Rumble in the Hills” program will feature a $5,000 top prize on Saturday evening, April 2; the first visit by the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions since August 1, 2015. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney is the most recent Arctic Cat All Star main event winner at the Atomic highbanks, capturing the $10,000 Open Wheel Championship over Ryan Smith and Sheldon Haudenschild. Those who would like to know more about the 2016 “Rumble in the Hills” program on Saturday, April 2, should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Volusia Speedway Park - Thursday, February 11, 2016
DIRTcar Nationals (Non-Point Event)
Entrants: 30
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Greg Hodnett - 13.648
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jason Johnson - 13.329
Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brad Sweet
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Lasoski
JE Pistons Dash: Danny Lasoski
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney (2nd)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Bryan Clauson
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Hodnett
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kerry Madsen

Qualifying

1.41-Jason Johnson, 13.329; 2.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.337; 3.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.417; 4.49-Brad Sweet, 13.428; 5.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.493; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.524; 7.15-Donny Schatz, 13.531; 8.71m-Dave Blaney, 13.542; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 13.550; 10.5-David Gravel, 13.563; 11.1s-Sammy Swindell, 13.570; 12.2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.581; 13.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.622; 14.83-Joey Saldana, 13.641; 15.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.692; 16.07-Doug Esh, 13.705; 17.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.719; 18.7-Paul McMahan, 13.767; 19.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.775; 20.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.830; 21.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.846; 22.71mx-Paul May, 13.858; 23.4-Danny Smith, 13.859; 24.24-Terry McCarl, 13.869; 25.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.916; 26.2-Shane Stewart, 13.966; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 14.067; 28.71A-RJ Johnson, 14.217; 29.59-Austin McCarl, 14.222; 30.1SX-Logan Schuchart, 99.520

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 49-Brad Sweet[1] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 41-Jason Johnson[4] ; 6. 83-Joey Saldana[7] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 3. 15-Donny Schatz[4] ; 4. 7-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser[8] ; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen[10] ; 9. 24-Terry McCarl[9] ; 10. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 2. 1s-Sammy Swindell[3] ; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen[1] ; 4. 5-David Gravel[4] ; 5. 2-Shane Stewart[8] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 7. 1SX-Logan Schuchart[10] ; 8. 59-Austin McCarl[9] ; 9. 71mx-Paul May[6] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 2. 41-Jason Johnson[1] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[8] ; 6. 49-Brad Sweet[3] ; 7. 1s-Sammy Swindell[5] ; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen[8] ; 5. 07-Doug Esh[2] ; 6. 24-Terry McCarl[7] ; 7. 71mx-Paul May[5] ; 8. 59-Austin McCarl[10] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 11. 1SX-Logan Schuchart[11]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[10] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 6. 71m-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen[11] ; 8. 49-Brad Sweet[6] ; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 10. 27-Greg Hodnett[8] ; 11. 5-David Gravel[13] ; 12. 83-Joey Saldana[16] ; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman[14] ; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser[20] ; 15. 29-Kerry Madsen[22] ; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah[19] ; 17. 70-Danny Holtgraver[21] ; 18. 24-Terry McCarl[24] ; 19. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[17] ; 20. 2-Shane Stewart[15] ; 21. 1s-Sammy Swindell[7] ; 22. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[18] ; 23. 7-Paul McMahan[12] ; 24. 07-Doug Esh[23]

 

 

Dave Blaney Scores Arctic Cat All Star Opener at DIRTcar Nationals Holds Off Defending Outlaw Champion for $5,000 Payday

BARBERVILLE, Florida (February 10, 2016) - The “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney capitalized on his outside front row starting position on Wednesday evening and scored the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Volusia Speedway Park. The pilot of the Motter Equipment, Motter Motorsports, No. 71M took command of the 30-lap, DIRTcar Nationals main event at the halfway signal and never looked back, surviving two cautions and periods of late-race traffic to score his 47th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz finished second, followed by Brownsburg, Indiana, native Joey Saldana.

“I’m thrilled to be driving for Dan Motter” Dave Blaney said, “We wanted to come here and be competitive, and we ended up winning it. Can’t thank my guys enough. They did a great job tonight and really helped put this entire deal together.”

After utilizing a unique format, combining qualifying points, heat race finishing points and an eight-car dash, the evening’s starting grid was set. Joey Saldana and Dave Blaney led the 24 starters to green at Volusia Speedway Park. The “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana took command on the opening lap, setting a torrid pace during the first nineteen, caution-free circuits. After falling to third at the opening green, Blaney worked his way forward; recapturing the runner-up spot from second row starter Greg Hodnett on lap eight. Less than ten laps later, Blaney charged under Joey Saldana at the flag stand, taking control of the field for the first and last time. The main event’s only two cautions, waving on lap 20 and lap 21, would prove to be a benefit for Dave Blaney; utilizing clean air and a very fast, bottom grooved race track to hold off a sixth starting Donny Schatz.

“I didn’t know Donny (Schatz) was behind me...I really didn’t know if anyone was behind me” explained Dave Blaney, “I was just going as hard as I could go before I got to lapped traffic. I didn’t want to make any mistakes in case there was someone close behind me. Glad we could get it done.”

After starting on the outside of row three, Fargo, North Dakota, native Donny Schatz made his first appearance inside the top-three on lap 16, taking the third position away from Spring Grove, Pennsylvania’s Greg Hodnett. A lap later, Schatz drove by Joey Saldana for second, resetting his targets to Dave Blaney. After attempting to utilize back-to-back restarts on lap 20 and lap 21, Schatz would have to settle for second, unable to get by the “Buckeye Bullet” during the remaining nine green flag circuits.

“Dave (Blaney) did an awesome job out front.” Donny Schatz explained, “He set a fast pace and made it tough for us to set ourselves up to get by. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don’t. I just can’t say enough about this race team. The effort they put in is just incredible. They put us in a position to do this every night.”

Joey Saldana would round out the podium finishers after starting third. Greg Hodnett would settle for fourth, followed by a seventh starting Sammy Swindell.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their 2016 Florida campaign tomorrow evening, February 11, with another round of DIRTcar Nationals action at Volusia Speedway Park. A full Arctic Cat All Star program will be featured on the Thursday evening card, awarding another $5,000 top prize. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning, with main grandstands to follow at 5 p.m. Hot laps will hit the clay at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7:30 p.m. sharp. For more information, such as ticket prices and a complete schedule of DIRTcar Nationals events, please visit Volusia Speedway Park live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Volusia Speedway Park - Wednesday, February 10, 2016 DIRTcar Nationals (Non-Point Event) Entrants: 28 State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney 13.402 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dave Blaney 12.831 Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sammy Swindell All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Joey Saldana Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Donny Schatz JE Pistons Dash: Joey Saldana Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Greg Hodnett (4th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Bryan Clauson Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kerry Madsen (16th)

Qualifying

1.71m-Dave Blaney, 12.831; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 13.013; 3.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.044; 4.7S-Jason Sides, 13.047; 5.15-Donny Schatz, 13.049; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.050; 7.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 13.058; 8.49-Brad Sweet, 13.090; 9.29-Kerry Madsen, 13.094; 10.83-Joey Saldana, 13.096; 11.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.134; 12.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.168; 13.41-Jason Johnson, 13.180; 14.1s-Sammy Swindell, 13.208; 15.7-Paul McMahan, 13.216; 16.5-David Gravel, 13.217; 17.2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.237; 18.2-Shane Stewart, 13.241; 19.07-Doug Esh, 13.242; 20.70-Danny Holtgraver, 13.278; 21.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.282; 22.9-Daryn Pittman, 13.297; 23.71mx-Paul May, 13.376; 24.59-Austin McCarl, 13.405; 25.71A-RJ Johnson, 13.568; 26.4-Danny Smith, 13.620; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 13.758; 28.22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.000;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1s-Sammy Swindell[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 5-David Gravel[1] ; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 5. 59-Austin McCarl[6] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[9] ; 8. 71A-RJ Johnson[7] ; 9. 2L-Danny Lasoski[5]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 2. 7S-Jason Sides[4] ; 3. 7-Paul McMahan[6] ; 4. 41-Jason Johnson[5] ; 5. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 6. 70-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman[8] ; 8. 71mx-Paul May[9] ; 9. 49-Brad Sweet[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 15-Donny Schatz[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 71m-Dave Blaney[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 6. 2-Shane Stewart[7] ; 7. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 8. 07-Doug Esh[8] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 83-Joey Saldana[2] ; 2. 71m-Dave Blaney[1] ; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 15-Donny Schatz[8] ; 7. 1s-Sammy Swindell[6] ; 8. 7S-Jason Sides[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 49-Brad Sweet[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[2] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[5] ; 4. 07-Doug Esh[6] ; 5. 71A-RJ Johnson[4] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9] ; 8. 71mx-Paul May[8] ; 9. 2L-Danny Lasoski[3]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 71m-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[6] ; 3. 83-Joey Saldana[1] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 5. 1s-Sammy Swindell[7] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[16] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson[14] ; 11. 41-Jason Johnson[12] ; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman[19] ; 13. 70-Danny Holtgraver[17] ; 14. 7-Paul McMahan[13] ; 15. 5-David Gravel[11] ; 16. 29-Kerry Madsen[20] ; 17. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3] ; 18. 59-Austin McCarl[15] ; 19. 8M-TJ Michael[24] ; 20. 07-Doug Esh[22] ; 21. 7S-Jason Sides[10] ; 22. 4-Danny Smith[18] ; 23. 71A-RJ Johnson[21] ; 24. 49-Brad Sweet[23]

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat:

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Washed Out at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Florida (February 6, 2016) - With heavy rains invading the area, and more rain on the forecast, Bubba Raceway Park and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials have decided to cancel Saturday night’s Bubba Army Winter Nationals program at Bubba Raceway Park. There will be no rain date.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with DIRTcar Nationals competition at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. Teams will participate in an open practice on Tuesday evening, February 9, followed by two consecutive nights of competition on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10-11. The Arctic Cat All Star doubleheader will kick-off a five-day stretch of 410 sprint car action during the DIRTcar Nationals, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars headlining the last three events on February 12-14. Everything you need to know about the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park can be found online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

Kraig Kinser Opens 2016 Arctic Cat All Star Season with Win at Bubba Raceway Park Holds Back Blaney and Hodnett for Third Career Series Victory

OCALA, Florida (February 5, 2016) - For the third time in his career and for the first time since 2007, Kraig Kinser found victory lane with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The Bloomington, Indiana, native scored $5,000 for his wire-to-wire triumph at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 5, officially capturing the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions win of the 2016 season. Defending All Star champion Dale Blaney finished second, followed by Greg Hodnett, Chad Kemenah and a hard charging Caleb Armstrong.

“It always feels great to be in victory lane, no matter where you are at or what time of the year it is” Kraig Kinser said, “The last couple laps, I was really hard on my tires. I knew those guys had to be all around me. I could see guys below me on a few of those restarts. I'm just happy to be standing up here in victory lane."

Greg Hodnett and Kraig Kinser led the 24-starters to green during the first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event of 2016. Kinser took command on the initial start and kept control at the front of the field until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap seven. Dale Blaney, who started sixth on the main event grid, worked his way to third before the event’s first pause, with Greg Hodnett riding just ahead in the runner-up position.

A caution during the initial lap-seven restart would reset the running order once again. Action would continue following a second lap-seven restart, allowing Kraig Kinser to resume his position at the front of the field. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney worked his way to second by the tenth circuit of the 30-lap main event, making Kraig Kinser his next intended target. For nearly ten circuits, Dale Blaney and Greg Hodnett attempted to hunt down Kinser through slower traffic, racing within car-lengths and eventually bumper to bumper, but never working around the Arctic Cat, No. 11K. In the meantime, Hodnett would reclaim second on lap 23.

Yellow flag conditions would return to the speedway on lap 24, bunching the field back together once again. Dale Blaney reclaimed second from Greg Hodnett after the lap-24 restart, but neither had enough time or tire to catch Kraig Kinser.

“We tried to get around Kraig a few different times, but he just made all of the right moves and plugged all of the right holes” Dale Blaney said, “We’ll take this. Muddy and Big Game give us a great opportunity to do this. My guys keep plugging away. Hopefully we can come back and do one better tomorrow.”

"We are super happy to get it done tonight." Kraig Kinser said, "Super thrilled to win with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions while flying the Arctic Cat colors.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their Bubba Army Winter Nationals campaign at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday evening, February 6. Like Friday night, teams will participate in a full Arctic Cat All Star program, capped off with a $5,000 payday. Pit gates are scheduled to swing open at 3 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, with hot laps hitting the speedway at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 o’clock. Main grandstands will open at 4:00 p.m. sharp.

Contingency Awards/Results - Bubba Raceway Park - Friday, February 5, 2016 *Non-Point Event Entrants: 26 State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah 13.107 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver 12.906 Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Logan Schuchart All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Bryan Clauson JE Pistons Dash: Greg Hodnett Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kraig Kinser Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Smith (11th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms

Qualifying

1.70-Danny Holtgraver, 12.906; 2.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.025; 3.11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.087; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.113; 5.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.170; 6.27-Greg Hodnett, 13.274; 7.59-Austin McCarl, 13.372; 8.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.453; 9.4-Danny Smith, 13.453; 10.1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.471; 11.1A-Jacob Allen, 13.493; 12.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.514; 13.40-Caleb Helms, 13.581; 14.49H-Bradley Howard, 13.590; 15.13-Brandon Matus, 13.628; 16.07-Doug Esh, 13.679; 17.24-Terry McCarl, 13.702; 18.14-Tyler Clem, 13.721; 19.87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.935; 20.8M-TJ Michael, 13.983; 21.71m-Paul May, 14.056; 22.40i-Mark Imler, 14.141; 23.33-Brent Matus, 14.397; 24.76-David Jones, 14.470; 25.i07-Jordan Givler, 14.563; 26.51-John Garvin, 15.005;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 4. 70-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 24-Terry McCarl[6] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[7] ; 8. i07-Jordan Givler[8] ; 9. 51-John Garvin[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard[1] ; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel[6] ; 5. 59-Austin McCarl[2] ; 6. 14-Tyler Clem[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 40i-Mark Imler[8] ; 9. 76-David Jones[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[4] ; 3. 07-Doug Esh[7] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 1A-Jacob Allen[1] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 7. 71m-Paul May[8] ; 8. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 2. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[4] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 70-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 3. 71m-Paul May[4] ; 4. 33-Brent Matus[3] ; 5. 40i-Mark Imler[5] ; 6. 76-David Jones[8] ; 7. i07-Jordan Givler[6] ; 8. 51-John Garvin[7]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[14] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel[13] ; 9. 70-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart[9] ; 11. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 12. 1A-Jacob Allen[12] ; 13. 07-Doug Esh[17] ; 14. 71m-Paul May[21] ; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[18] ; 16. 14-Tyler Clem[16] ; 17. 13-Brandon Matus[15] ; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard[10] ; 19. 59-Austin McCarl[11] ; 20. 33-Brent Matus[20] ; 21. 40i-Mark Imler[23] ; 22. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 23. 76-David Jones[22] ; 24. 24-Terry McCarl[24]

Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and schedule of events, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars Set for Florida Invasion

INDIANAPOLIS (February 2, 2016) - The stars and cars of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will hit the dirt for the first time in 2016 on Friday evening, February 5, in sunny north central Florida. The traveling Arctic Cat All Stars will compete in a total of four events during their Florida venture, co-headlining such programs as the 5th annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and the 45th annual DIRTcar Nationals.

After an open practice date on Thursday, February 4, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, led by six-time and defending series champion Dale Blaney, will officially launch their 2016 campaign with back-to-back programs on Friday and Saturday, February 5-6, at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida. Race teams will attempt to not only capture the $5,000 top prize being awarded each night, but also work to end Kerry Madsen’s winning streak at the Ocala oval. The “Madman” swept All Star Circuit of Champions competition during the Bubba Army Winter Nationals in 2015.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their tour through the “Sunshine State” less than a week later at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. Similar to their Ocala visit, teams will participate in an open practice on Tuesday evening, February 9, followed by two consecutive nights of DIRTcar Nationals competition on Wednesday and Thursday, February 10-11. The Arctic Cat All Star doubleheader will kick-off a five-day stretch of 410 sprint car action during the DIRTcar Nationals, with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars headlining the last three events on February 12-14. Greg Hodnett and Daryn Pittman earned All Star victories during the 2015 edition of the DIRTcar Nationals.

“We are all pretty excited to get the season started in a few days,” said Don Grabey, Series Director of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. “With the snow and cold weather up north, there’s no better cure than Florida in February for sprint car teams and fans.”

Additional news and information regarding the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, including ticket prices and time schedule, can be found on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. Everything you need to know about the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park can also be found online at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/. Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions apparel will be available at all series events in 2016, as well as available online at www.classicinkusa.com and www.fullyinjected.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Welcomes Arctic Cat® as Title Sponsor in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 11, 2016) – Arctic Cat, a world leader in designing, engineering and manufacturing all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), snowmobiles and side-by-sides, will be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series in 2016. The All Star Circuit of Champions is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing.

Arctic Cat’s involvement in the series will play a significant role on and off the racetrack, increasing awareness of the All Star Circuit of Champions, owned by NASCAR premier series champion Tony Stewart. The newly named Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will make its 2016 debut Feb. 5 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

“All of us at Arctic Cat are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2016,” said Greg Williamson, chief marketing officer, Arctic Cat. “Tony Stewart has long been a member of the Arctic Cat family and the association on the grassroots level is a great fit for our brand. Expect to see many of our products on display at a large number of All Star events in 2016.”

The Wildcat, Arctic Cat’s high-performance, high-powered side-by-side, will be showcased at numerous All Star events. Riders will participate in Wildcat exhibitions, racing head-to-head on the same racing surface as the All Star Circuit of Champions. Arctic Cat representatives will be in attendance regularly over the course of the season, displaying current and new models, as well as conducting ride-and-drive events for race fans.

“We cannot thank Arctic Cat, Greg Williamson, Mark Miller and their entire team enough for their support of the All Stars,” Stewart said. “We look forward to growing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and promoting the Arctic Cat brand throughout the year. I might even participate in a few ride-and-drive events with the fans.”

In addition, Arctic Cat will award all-terrain vehicles to the top-three drivers in the final 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions standings. The 2016 All Star champion will receive a 150cc Alterra ATV, with second and third place each receiving a 90cc Alterra ATV. A random drawing will be conducted during the championship banquet, awarding another 90cc Alterra ATV to a full-time All Star competitor. Arctic Cat will also provide products to be used by All Star officials and technicians on race day, including Alterra ATVs and a Prowler.

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit www.AllStarSprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the series’ official Twitter account at www.twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions event at www.AllStarSprint.com/schedule.

About Arctic Cat

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

 

 

 

2016 All Star Circuit of Champions Schedule Released

Action Ignites with Four Events in the “Sunshine State” in February

By Tyler Altmeyer

All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com

724.954.4915

Indianapolis (November 19, 2015) - The All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead into the 2016 season with a full slate of scheduled competition, with race dates ranging from early February until late October. “America’s Series” will headline 51 dates during the new year, visiting seven different states and nearly 30 different facilities along the east coast, Northeast and Midwest. As traditional, the All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their new campaign in the “Sunshine State” during the early weeks of February, showcasing talent on February 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida, as well as on February 10-11 at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The four Florida dates will coincide with the annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and DIRTcar Nationals.

“We are really excited about next year’s schedule, we’ve added seven tracks to slate in 2016,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “I can’t wait to get to Ocala and Volusia in less than three months and I know many of our teams feel the same way.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with a busy spring stretch consisting of 15 events between March 26 and June 11. The Series will visit dirt venues in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin during the early months of 2016, all before transitioning into the newest edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in late June. Spring travel plans include a Friday, May 20th appearance for the first time at the Lincoln (Illinois) Speedway.

The 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will return to the All Star headlines between June 17 and June 25, kicking off with action at Attica Raceway Park. Speedweek competitors will hit the Ohio dirt on nine consecutive occasions, visiting nine different facilities all across the “Buckeye State.” Ohio Sprint Speedweek will conclude with a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 25, at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

All Star competition will resume immediately after Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The 2016 schedule boasts a busy second half season, which includes returning to areas of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Competitors will also experience a taste of Indiana soil during the downhill segment of 2016, visiting Kokomo Speedway for the two-day “Dirt Classic Indiana” on July 22-23. A scheduled stop to the Brownstown Speedway is also on the late season agenda.

Adding even more excitement to the 2016 season, the All Star Circuit of Champions will join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the United States Auto Club (USAC) during Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown Nationals in late September. All Star competitors will take to the Eldora Speedway half-mile on Saturday, September 24, becoming Eldora’s fourth open wheel division for the weekend spectacle. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will open the two-race weekend with action on Friday, September 23, followed by all three USAC national divisions and the All Stars on Saturday, September 24.

A full weekend at Atomic Speedway will conclude the 2016 All Star championship schedule. “America’s Series” will invade the Chillicothe, Ohio, high banks for the final time next season on October 21-22 for two complete programs. The Friday night portion will award a $5,000 winner’s share, followed by the 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions finale on Saturday night worth $20,000.

“Our hats off to all the teams, fans, partners, track owners and promoters that helped make the ownership transition this past year so smooth for us,” Stewart said. “We are just one piece of the equation to help continue to grow 410 racing around the country.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

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

2/5/2016 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL Bubba Army Winter Nationals $ 5,000
2/6/2016 Bubba Raceway Park Ocala, FL Bubba Army Winter Nationals $ 5,000
2/10/2016 Volusia Speedway Deleon Springs, FL DIRTcar Nationals $ 5,000
2/11/2016 Volusia Speedway Deleon Springs, FL DIRTcar Nationals $ 5,000
3/26/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH $ 5,000
4/2/2016 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH $ 5,000
4/16/2016 Wayne County Speedway Orrville, OH $ 5,000
4/17/2016 Bedford Speedway Bedford, PA $ 5,000
4/23/2016 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $ 5,000
4/24/2016 Selinsgrove Speedway Selinsgrove, PA $ 5,000
5/13/2016 Lernerville Speedway Sarver, PA $ 5,000
5/14/2016 Mercer Raceway Park Mercer, PA $ 5,000
5/20/2016 Lincoln (IL) Speedway Lincoln, IL $ 5,000
5/21/2016 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI $ 5,000
5/27/2016 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH $ 5,000
5/28/2016 Fremont Speedway (5/29 rain date) Fremont, OH $ 5,000
6/4/2015 Wayne County Speedway Orrville, OH $ 5,000
6/5/2015 Bedford Speedway Bedford, PA $ 5,000
6/11/2015 Butler Motor Speedway Quincy, MI $ 5,000
6/17/2016 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/18/2016 Waynesfield Raceway Park Waynesfield, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/19/2016 Millstream Speedway Findlay, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/20/2016 Wayne County Speedway Orrville, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/21/2016 Sharon Speedway Hartford, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/22/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/23/2016 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/24/2016 Limaland Speedway Lima, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 5,000
6/25/2016 Fremont Speedway (6/26 rain date) Fremont, OH Ohio Sprint Speedweek $ 10,000
7/2/2016 Hartford Speedway Hartford, MI $ 5,000
7/3/2016 I-96 Speedway (rain date 7/4 TBD) Lake Odessa, MI $ 5,000
7/9/2016 Sharon Speedway (7/10 rain date) Hartford, OH Lou Blaney Memorial TBD
7/16/2016 Eldora Speedway (7/17 rain date) Rossburg, OH Kings Royal (show up points) $ 50,000
7/22/2016 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN Prelude to the Dirt Classic Indiana $ 5,000
7/23/2016 Kokomo Speedway Kokomo, IN Dirt Classic Indiana TBD
7/29/2016 Eriez Speedway Erie, PA $ 5,000
7/30/2016 Pittsburgh's PA Motor Speedway Imperial, PA $ 5,000
7/31/2016 Tri-City Raceway Park Franklin, PA $ 5,000
8/18/2016 Grandview Speedway (8/21 rain date) Bechtelsville, PA $ 5,000
8/19/2016 Williams Grove Speedway Mechanicsburg, PA Jack Gunn Memorial $ 5,000
8/20/2016 Lincoln Speedway Abbottsville, PA $ 5,000
8/27/2016 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN $ 5,000
8/28/2016 Millstream Speedway Findlay, OH $ 5,000
9/3/2016 Attica Raceway Park Hartford, OH $ 5,000
9/4/2016 Wayne County Speedway (9/5 rain date) Orrville, OH The Pete Jacobs Memorial Race $ 10,000
9/9/2016 Port Royal Speedway Port Royal, PA $ 5,000
9/10/2016 Port Royal Speedway (9/11 rain date) Port Royal, PA Tuscarora 50 (show up points) TBD
9/17/2015 Fremont Speedway (9/18 rain date) Fremont, OH Jim Ford Classic $ 5,000
9/24/2016 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH 4-Crown Nationals $ 5,000
10/8/2016 Eldora Speedway Rossburg, OH UNOH Sprintacular $ 5,000
10/21/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH All Star Championship $ 5,000
10/22/2016 Atomic Speedway Waverly, OH All Star Championship $ 20,000

 

 

 

UNOH All Stars ready to award over $120,000 in purse money
Dale Blaney earns unprecedented sixth UNOH All Star title in 2015


 

By Tyler Altmeyer: UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions
Contact:
altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915


 

Indianapolis (October 15, 2015) - After nearly nine months of criss-crossing the northeast, contesting close to 50 events in seven different states, the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions campaign has finally reached its conclusion. Tony Stewart’s “New” UNOH All Star organization will award over $120,000 in prize money during the championship ceremony in early December. The top-eleven teams in the final UNOH All Star standings are eligible for championship purse money, with Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney earning top spoils equaling $35,000.  


 

“First off , congratulations to CH Motorsports and Dale Blaney on their well earned 2015 championship”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions.  “Further, I want to personally thank each and every team owner, driver, crew member, sponsor, track owner, promoter and most importantly the fans for supporting the All Stars this year.  Early 2015 was a time of uncertainty for all constituents and we were able to get the ship turned around.  We very much look forward to building upon this year’s developments and getting back to racing in early February next year.”


 

For the sixth time in his illustrious career, the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney will conclude his UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions campaign as a series titlist. Blaney, driver of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, earned his sixth series championship on the strength of 12 UNOH All Star series victories, along with 28 top-five and 39 top-ten finishes during 45 contested events. Included amongst his 12 victories was an impressive stretch of five consecutive, extending from July 24 until August 2. The 127-time feature winner with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, leading the series all-time, ended his 2015 title chase with a runner-up finish during Eldora Speedway’s UNOH Sprintacular on Saturday, October 10.


 

Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah ended his rookie campaign with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions as a runner-up in the final standings and will be awarded $20,000 in point fund earnings for his efforts. Darrah, who also captured “Rookie of the Year” honors with the UNOH All Stars, ended his 2015 campaign with three victories, as well as 18 top-five and 27 top-ten finishes. The pilot of the J&K Salvage, Factory Kahne, U Pull It, #89 will receive a free chassis kit from the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions as reward for his “Rookie of the Year” honor.


 

Former multi-time series champion Chad Kemenah concluded his UNOH All Star trek third in the final championship hunt. Kemenah, driver of the Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy, Brilex, #10H, earned two victories during series competition, including the UNOH All Star finale at Eldora Speedway on October 10. In dramatic fashion, Kemenah secured his position on the championship podium by a mere three points over fellow former series champion Greg Wilson. Hunter Racing will be awarded $15,000 in point fund earnings for their championship performance.


 

A pair of veterans round out the top-five in the final UNOH All Star championship standings. Greg Wilson, the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion, ended his 2015 campaign fourth in the championship chase, winning three main events in the process, and will collect $10,000 in point fund earnings. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, a two-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2015, finished fifth in the championship hunt. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, native will receive $8,000 for his efforts on the UNOH All Star trail.


 

Sheldon Haudenschild’s breakout year in 2015 landed the Wooster, Ohio, native sixth in the UNOH All Star standings. Haudenschild earned five feature victories during his campaign across the northeast, while also capturing  an impressive 15 top-five finishes. Haudenschild’s list of victories include a stretch of two consecutive during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on June 21-22, as well as a second stretch of two consecutive on September 5-6.


 

After spending time in central Pennsylvania competing against the “Pennsylvania Posse,” the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith hit the road in 2015 and joined the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions as a full-time competitor. The UNOH All Star “Rookie of the Year” candidate earned three victory lane appearances during his travels, visiting many of the facilities for the first time in his career. Despite the “Madman” Kerry Madsen earning the year’s first official UNOH All Star win at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, on February 6, it was Ryan Smith earning the first point-earning victory on the 2015 circuit; dominating the Attica Raceway Park “Spring Nationals” program on Saturday, April 4.


 

Danny Holtgraver, Danny Smith, Travis Philo, and Andrew Palker will also receive point fund awards in 2015. Teams that participated in at least 80% of the completed events are eligible for championship prize money.


 

Additional information regarding the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions awards banquet will be released in the near future. Other breaking news, including the release of the 2016 UNOH All Star schedule, will also be made public at a later time.


 

“We are putting the puzzle pieces together as it relates to the 2016 schedule and received some great feedback from our drivers and owners meeting last weekend at Eldora that will improve our product next year”, said Stewart. “We plan on evaluating our format and possibly use our Florida events in February to see how these format tweaks pan out with the drivers, tracks and fans.  We also hope to see a few more teams and drivers make the full time commitment to the 2016 Series; we are definitely seeing increased interest.”


 

2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Final Standings/Point Fund Totals:


 

1

Blaney, Dale

1

CH Motorsports Inc.

5123


 

$ 35,000.00

2

Darrah, Cody

89

Darrah Motorsports, LLC

4903

-220

$ 20,000.00

3

Kemenah, Chad

10H

Hunter Racing Ltd

4811

-312

$ 15,000.00

4

Wilson, Greg

W20

Greg Wilson

4808

-315

$ 10,000.00

5

Shaffer, Tim

45

Bryan Grove

4647

-476

$ 8,000.00

6

Haudenschild, Sheldon

93

Sheldon Haudenschild

4624

-499

$ 6,829.27

7

Smith, Ryan

94

Ryan Smith Racing, LLC

4592

-531

$ 6,500.00

8

Holtgraver, Danny

59

Tom Leidig

4244

-879

$ 5,707.32

9

Smith, Danny

4

Danny Smith

3787

-1336

$ 5,500.00

10

Philo, Travis

5T

James Philo

3748

-1375

$ 4,878.05

11

Palker, Andrew

57X

Andrew Palker

3489

-1634

$ 4,170.73



 

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at  www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

 

Chad Kemenah Earns UNOH All Star Finale Win During Eldora’s UNOH Sprintacular Dale Blaney Officially Crowned 2015 UNOH All Star Champion

By Tyler Altmeyer - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Rossburg, Ohio (October 10, 2015) - Despite losing the top spot to 2015 UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney just before the halfway mark, Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah persevered and charged back around the “Low Rider” for his second UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event win of the 2015 season. Kemenah, who swept the UNOH All Star portion of the UNOH Sprintacular program on Saturday night, October 10, at Eldora Speedway, now has 29 career UNOH All Star main event wins and will officially end his 2015 UNOH All Star campaign third in the final championship standings.

“I just need to thank my car owner and everyone who helps me” said Chad Kemenah, “I’m really speechless right now. I’ve been so mentally beat up this year. We tried to reinvent the tire for at least six months and all we figured out is that it is still round. I can’t thank (Brian Kemenah) enough. He works his butt off.”

Chad Kemenah and “The King” Steve Kinser brought the 24 starters to “green” on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Kemenah took the early advantage and maintained the top spot for the first 13 circuits, reaching the back of the pack by lap five. Dale Blaney, who worked into the runner-up position after the initial start, chased Kemenah through traffic, eventually working under the Hunter Racing machine on lap 14. The field was halted for the first time on lap 19 for Sheldon Haudenschild who found himself upside-down in turn four.

Green flag conditions returned with Dale Blaney back on point. Kemenah chased the six-time UNOH All Star champion and made a bid to retake the top spot on lap 22 and succeeded. Despite one last caution and a late race charge by Blaney, Kemenah held on and led the last eight circuits to receive the final checkered flags of the 2015 UNOH All Star season.

“When I got passed, it made me mad” said Kemenah, “I’m tired of losing. I just need to get back up on the wheel and get after it; win it or wear it. Hopefully this means we are going to win some more because we still have some racing to do.”

Dale Blaney held on to finish second during the 30-lap, UNOH Sprintacular main event after starting on the inside of row two. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, was officially awarded his sixth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title following the UNOH Sprintacular program.

“I just want to thank my car owners and sponsors for what they do for me” said Dale Blaney, “This was a great year, but really, really disappointed how it ended tonight. Chad (Kemenah) has had a great car the last few weeks. I probably made a few mistakes that cost us this race, but overall, we are really, really happy.”

Steve Kinser, Tim Shaffer and a “hard charging” Rico Abreu completed the UNOH Sprintacular top-five. Abreu started 22nd and rallied 17 positions to secure himself inside the top five.

Contingency Awards/Results - 2015 Season Finale/Eldora Speedway - Saturday, October 10: Entrants: 42

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 12.841 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Holtgraver

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Logan Wagner

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Greg Wilson All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Tim Shaffer

JE Pistons Dash: Chad Kemenah

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Steve Kinser

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith

A Feature 1 (1 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[2]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[22]; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner[5]; 8. 21-Cap Henry[8]; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[14]; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[11]; 12. 8-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 13. 19M-Brent Marks[9]; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson[15]; 15. 94-Ryan Smith[16]; 16. 11N-Randy Hannagan[17]; 17. 49-Tanner Thorson[10]; 18. 18-Ian Madsen[20]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[23]; 20. 25J-Jimmy Seger[19]; 21. 57X-Andrew Palker[26]; 22. 19-Chris Andrews[24]; 23. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[21]; 24. 2L-Logan Forler[18]; 25. 4-Danny Smith[25]; 26. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr[13]

B Feature 1 (1 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[2]; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[6]; 5. 60K-Kory Crabtree[4]; 6. 9X-Cole Duncan[8]; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[19]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[5]; 9. 4H-Tracy Hines[7]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[9]; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[10]; 12. 71M-Paul May[14]; 13. 22B-Ryan Broughton[16]; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]; 15. 38-Jared Horstman[18]; 16. 49D-Shawn Dancer[13]; 17. 11R-Chase Ridenour[20]; 18. 85-Mike Terry Jr.[22]; 19. 53W-Bill Wirth[21]; 20. 6-Bill Rose[17]; 21. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[12]; 22. 4-Danny Smith[11]

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[10]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner[2]; 6. 8-Bryan Sebetto[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 21-Cap Henry[9]; 9. 19M-Brent Marks[8]; 10. 49-Tanner Thorson[6]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[12]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[2]; 3. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson[3]; 5. 9X-Cole Duncan[6]; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8]; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[9]; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[5]; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 8-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3]; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[4]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 6. 4H-Tracy Hines[6]; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[7]; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[8]; 9. 85-Mike Terry Jr.[9]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 7W-Logan Wagner[1]; 2. 21-Cap Henry[4]; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3]; 4. 25J-Jimmy Seger[2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree[6]; 7. 49D-Shawn Dancer[8]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen[3]; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 6. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7]; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[5]; 8. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]

Heat 5 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 19M-Brent Marks[3]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4]; 5. 71M-Paul May[6]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 8. 6-Bill Rose[8]

Qualifying 1 (1 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.841; 2. 1-Dale Blaney, 13.032; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.056; 4. 49-Tanner Thorson, 13.060; 5. 19M-Brent Marks, 13.087; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.099; 7. 21-Cap Henry, 13.117; 8. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.156; 9. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.191; 10. 2L-Logan Forler, 13.198; 11. 89-Cody Darrah, 13.223; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.226; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.270; 14. 17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.271; 15. 94-Ryan Smith, 13.279; 16. 8-Bryan Sebetto, 13.280; 17. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.282; 18. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr, 13.287; 19. 25J-Jimmy Seger, 13.353; 20. 7W-Logan Wagner, 13.377; 21. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.397; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.417; 23. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.422; 24. 60K-Kory Crabtree, 13.428; 25. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.431; 26. 19-Chris Andrews, 13.438; 27. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.460; 28. 9X-Cole Duncan, 13.468; 29. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.479; 30. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.495; 31. 4-Danny Smith, 13.495; 32. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 13.496; 33. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.561; 34. 71M-Paul May, 13.575; 35. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.589; 36. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.630; 37. 6-Bill Rose, 13.643; 38. 38-Jared Horstman, 13.732; 39. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.806; 40. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.970; 41. 53W-Bill Wirth, 13.977; 42. 85-Mike Terry Jr., 14.736

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

2015 UNOH All Star Campaign Ends Saturday at the “Big E” All Stars Join BOSS and NRA for UNOH Sprintacular

By Tyler Altmeyer - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Indianapolis - (October 7, 2015) - For the final time in 2015, Tony Stewart’s “New” UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will headline action on competitive soil, showcasing high-powered sprint cars and superior driving talent for avid fans and supporters, alike. The regional travels will conclude their 2015 campaign this Saturday evening, October 10, during the UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. UNOH All Star competitors have been making routine visits to the Eldora half-mile since 1981, taking part in 137 prior contested events, with Saturday’s UNOH Sprintacular raising the bar to 138. Like previous years, the 2015 edition of the UNOH Sprintacular will feature a total of three open wheel divisions, including the K&L Ready Mix NRA “360” Sprint Invaders, Mo Vaughn Transport Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars and the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will enter the series finale virtually pressure-free. The now six-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist clinched his place on top of the final standings with a win at Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio, on Sunday, September 27. Blaney, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, owns 12 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories thus far in 2015, as well as an impressive 27 top-five and 38 top-ten finishes during feature competition. The “Low Rider” enters the UNOH Sprintacular with a 206 point cushion over Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah. Blaney leads the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions with 127 career feature victories.

Darrah, a three-time UNOH All Star main event winner this season, holds a 101 point cushion over 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Greg Wilson in the current series title chase. The former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitor has also displayed an impressive level of consistency during his 2015 UNOH All Star trek, racking up 18 top-five and 26 top-ten finishes. Making the call for Eldora’s UNOH Sprintacular will be enough to solidify Darrah as the 2015 UNOH All Star runner-up.

The battle for third in the final UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings will attract some extra attention on Saturday night, as only nine points separate Greg Wilson and Chad Kemenah moving into the 2015 finale. The pair of former series champions are both victorious on the UNOH All Star trail in 2015; Wilson with three and Kemenah with one.

Sheldon Haudenschild will enter UNOH Sprintacular competition fifth in the current UNOH All Star standings, 141 points behind Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah. Haudenschild owns five UNOH All Star feature victories in 2015, including two consecutive during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The Wooster, Ohio, native has not yet sealed his place inside the top-five, as the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer will enter the Eldora Speedway blockbuster just 15 markers behind Sheldon Haudenschild.

UNOH Sprintacular pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, with main gates to follow at 1. Hot laps will hit the racing surface at approximately 4:30, followed by racing at 6. Those seeking additional information regarding the 2015 UNOH Sprintacular should visit Eldora Speedway live on the web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Dale Blaney Wins at Millstream and Clinches 2015 UNOH All Star Title Cody Darrah and Tanner Thorson On the Podium at Millstream

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Findlay, Ohio (September 27, 2015) - Dale Blaney made history on Sunday night in Findlay, Ohio, by clinching a record sixth career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title. The “Low Rider” secured his spot in the history books with a flag-to-flag UNOH All Star victory at Millstream Speedway on Sunday evening, September 27. Blaney led all 30 laps of main event competition, leading Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah and Minden, Nevada’s Tanner Thorson at the final checkers. The win gives Blaney a 206 point advantage over Cody Darrah entering the UNOH All Star season finale at Eldora Speedway on October 10; a deficit that is impossible to overcome. The series victory at Millstream was Blaney’s 12th of the season and the 127th of his storied career.

“We’ve had a tough go the last month or so” explained Dale Blaney, “The guys never give up and keep working hard. We made some changes over the last few nights and the car has really been taking off. Tonight we were really good all night. I can’t say enough about CH Motorsports. All of the guys do a great job. I love coming to this place so hopefully that continues to happen.”

Cody Darrah and Dale Blaney led the UNOH All Star feature field to green at Millstream Speedway on Sunday night. Blaney gained the early advantage on lap one and stayed in control for the first six circuits with pole sitter Cody Darrah in tow. Caution flags appeared for the first and only time on lap seven for a spinning Thomas Meseruall, ending a near straightaway lead for Dale Blaney. Racing continued shortly after, allowing Blaney to resume his position on point over Cody Darrah and Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, maintained the top spot for the remaining 24, caution-free laps; surviving periods of intense traffic and late race charges by Chad Kemenah to secure the $5,000 top prize.

“I didn’t really know where anyone was behind me” said Blaney, “It’s hard when you get out there by yourself and start running laps. You constantly think you are racing in the right spot, but you just don’t know. I kinda got held up a little bit there a couple laps, but we got through it ok. I can’t say enough about my guys. They got me here again tonight.”

“This sixth championship is really special” explained Blaney, “I guess I am the only guy to win sixth of these so far. That could very well change in the next few years. We’re just going to come and try to win as many races and championships as we can. I don’t know how many years I have left. The team I have now is behind me one-hundred percent. We’re gonna keep racing as long as we can.”

Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah followed Blaney for nearly 20 laps, but would suffer from a flat right rear tire with less than two circuits remaining. Kemenah would have to settle for 10th. Cody Darrah finished second at the Millstream Speedway half-mile on Sunday night after racing behind Chad Kemenah for much of the 30-lap main event. Tanner Thorson finished third after starting on the inside of the fifth row.

“We feel pretty good after that one” said Cody Darrah, “This is a beautiful race track. Awesome to see the fans come out and support this place. We had a really good car all night, just a little too free during the feature. Tough deal for Chad (Kemenah) getting that flat. Happy to run second, but the old man beat me again.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will end their 2015 campaign on Saturday evening, October 10, during the UNOH Sprintacular at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The regional travelers will headline a trio of open wheel sprint car divisions on October 10, sharing “The Big E” with the NRA 360 Sprint Invaders and the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series (B.O.S.S.) non-wing sprint cars. Dale Blaney will officially be crowned “champion” during the Eldora Speedway/UNOH All Star finale.

Eldora Speedway pit gates are scheduled to open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 10, with hot laps slated for 4:30. Racing action is set to ignite at 6. For more information regarding the UNOH Sprintacular featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, please visit Eldora Speedway live on the web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Millstream Speedway - Sunday, September 27, 2015 Entrants: 33

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 15.016 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cody Darrah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Dale Blaney

JE Pistons Dash: Cody Darrah

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Tanner Thorson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith

Qualifying

1.10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.016; 2.45-Tim Shaffer, 15.112; 3.11N-Randy Hannagan, 15.229; 4.22-Cole Duncan, 15.314; 5.81-Lee Jacobs, 15.339; 6.1-Dale Blaney, 15.356; 7.W20-Greg Wilson, 15.405; 8.89-Cody Darrah, 15.411; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.415; 10.63-Kody Swanson, 15.439; 11.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 15.466; 12.38-Jared Horstman, 15.519; 13.59-Danny Holtgraver, 15.547; 14.94-Ryan Smith, 15.565; 15.19-Chris Andrews, 15.566; 16.9X-Thomas Meseruall, 15.610; 17.5-Byron Reed, 15.648; 18.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 15.684; 19.19P-Paige Polyak, 15.690; 20.57X-Andrew Palker, 15.693; 21.4-Danny Smith, 15.746; 22.5T-Travis Philo, 15.805; 23.55-Tyler Gunn, 15.813; 24.21-Cap Henry, 15.823; 25.49-Tanner Thorson, 15.847; 26.35-Jared Zimbardi, 15.857; 27.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 16.113; 28.40-Caleb Helms, 16.120; 29.97-Dean Jacobs, 16.246; 30.23-Jimmy Light, 16.271; 31.9-Jordan Ryan, 16.363; 32.10J-Jarrod DeLong, 16.642; 33.6-Sean Hosey, 99.200;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8] ; 6. 38-Jared Horstman[5] ; 7. 55-Tyler Gunn[7] ; 8. 9X-Thomas Meseruall[6] ; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[7] ; 7. 63-Kody Swanson[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 35-Jared Zimbardi[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 8. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 2. 49-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[10] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 9. 49-Tanner Thorson[9] ; 10. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 2. 9X-Thomas Meseruall[3] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[6] ; 4. 38-Jared Horstman[2] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 7. 35-Jared Zimbardi[7] ; 8. 55-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 9. 23-Jimmy Light[10] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 11. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[12] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 3. 49-Tanner Thorson[9] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[16] ; 5. 19-Chris Andrews[7] ; 6. 21-Cap Henry[23] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[10] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 12. 5-Byron Reed[17] ; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12] ; 14. 59-Danny Holtgraver[11] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 17. 19P-Paige Polyak[15] ; 18. 57X-Andrew Palker[20] ; 19. 38-Jared Horstman[24] ; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[14] ; 21. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[19] ; 22. 63-Kody Swanson[21] ; 23. 9X-Thomas Meseruall[22] ; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Steady, Light Rain Knocks Out UNOH All Stars at Atomic Speedway

UNOH All Star Action Continues Tomorrow in Findlay, Ohio

By Tyler Altmeyer - UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Chillicothe, Ohio (September 26, 2015) - Atomic Speedway and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials were forced to cancel action at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio, on Saturday evening, September 26. A steady, light rain, mixed in with periods of harder precipitation, ended all chances for competition at the Atomic highbanks. Wet weather moved into the area just before 5 o'clock.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to action tomorrow evening, Sunday, September 27, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3, followed by hot laps at 5:30 p.m. Please visit www.millstreamspeedway.net for further details.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Atomic and Millstream Headline Upcoming UNOH All Star Weekend Dale Blaney On Track for Record Sixth Series Championship

Indianapolis, IN (September 23, 2015) - With only three events remaining on the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney is in prime position to secure a record sixth series championship. The five-time and defending UNOH All Star champion will enter the upcoming doubleheader weekend atop the championship standings with a 202 point cushion, a near impossible deficit to overcome for current series runner-up Cody Darrah. The UNOH All Star tour will prepare for two events during the upcoming weekend, followed by the 2015 championship finale on Saturday, October 10.

Dale Blaney, aboard his GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, will lead the UNOH All Star charge in the “Buckeye State” this Saturday and Sunday, beginning with competition at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe on Saturday, September 26. The final multi-event weekend of the UNOH All Star schedule will conclude on Sunday evening, September 27, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. Each of the scheduled events will award $5,000 and act as full point programs for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions last visited Atomic Speedway back on Saturday, August 1, for the “Open Wheel Championship” worth $10,000. It was Dale Blaney earning the mega payday, a tenth-career and series leading UNOH All Star win at Atomic Speedway for the “Low Rider.” Recent “Jim Ford Classic” champion Ryan Smith finished just behind Blaney during the “Open Wheel Championship,” followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Cale Thomas and Kevin Swindell.

After losing the originally scheduled May 31 date due to Mother Nature, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will try again at Findlay, Ohio’s Millstream Speedway this Sunday evening, September 27. Millstream Speedway, reopened by Lisa and Randy Hammer in 2015 after being dormant for nearly a half-decade, last hosted the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions back on July 5, 2015. Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah earned the $5,000 winner’s share, holding off Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah, Danny Holtgraver, and Dean Jacobs.

Dale Blaney will enter the upcoming weekend on top of the current championship standings on the strength of 11 UNOH All Star victories in 2015, also accumulating 26 top-five and 37 top-ten finishes along the way. Cody Darrah, who will enter the Atomic Speedway program on Saturday currently second in the championship chase, has earned three UNOH All Star main event wins this season, as well as 17 top-five and 25 top-ten finishes. Blaney has earned 4827 points thus far in 2015, with Darrah earning 4625.

The race for third in the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point championship proves to be narrow with only three markers separating Chad Kemenah and Greg Wilson entering this weekend’s pair of Ohio programs. Kemenah, a one-time UNOH All Star winner this season and former series titleholder, holds the advantage with 4531 points. Wilson, the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion and three-time main event winner, rides forward in fourth with 4528 points. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer rounds out the top-five in the current championship chase with 4403 earned points thus far.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, will open gates at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, with hot laps scheduled for 6. The Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio, will open their doors at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. A mandatory drivers meeting is scheduled for 5, with hot laps following at 5:30. To learn more, fans are encouraged to visit each facility live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.net and www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Ryan Smith Takes Jim Ford Classic worth $10,000

First Career Fremont Speedway Victory for PA Native

Fremont, Ohio (September 19, 2015) - Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith officially etched himself into Fremont Speedway history on Saturday night, September 19, winning the 8th annual Jim Ford Classic finale worth $10,000. Smith, a former member of the notorious “Pennsylvania Posse” who hit the road with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions in 2015, took advantage of his pole position on Saturday night; leading all but two circuits of the 50-lap main event to secure his third UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2015. It was a career-first Fremont Speedway win for the “Kunkletown Kid,” holding off Christopher Bell and Cody Darrah at the checkers.

“I love racing in Ohio” said Ryan Smith, “There are a lot of great fans out here and a lot of great people to race with. We started on the pole so it was my race to lose. The car could really work anywhere tonight, but I chose to race on the bottom. We had a few challenges for the lead and actually lost it for a few laps, so I’m just happy I was able to get it back. I owe it all to these guys that help me. They work hard and it shows.”

After a caution on the initial start involving Cap Henry and Brian Smith, the Jim Ford Classic main event would officially get underway with pole-sitter Ryan Smith taking the early advantage. The “Kunkletown Kid” kept control for the first 16 circuits, chased by fellow Pennsylvania native Cody Darrah. Caution flags waved on lap 17 for a slowing Dale Blaney, erasing Smith’s advantage over Darrah and Sheldon Haudenschild.

Green flag conditions returned allowing Smith to retain his position at the front of the field. By the halfway point, Christopher Bell, driving the Wes Mintz owned, Real Geese Decoys, #09, had made his way into the runner-up position; working around Sheldon Haudenschild just after the lap-17 restart and eventually overtaking second from Cody Darrah on lap 24. Ryan Smith remained on point, keeping command over Bell and Darrah until caution flags reappeared on lap 30 for Cap Henry.

Christopher Bell made a bid for the top spot and succeeded just after the lap 30 caution/fuel stop, officially leading laps 31 and 32 before Smith regained command on lap 33. Bell’s advantage for two laps was the last time Ryan Smith would have to chase any competitor during the Jim Ford Classic main event. Smith, pilot of the familiar Warko Group, HP Engines, #94, survived two more cautions and periods of traffic to secure him in Fremont Speedway victory lane, collecting $10,000 in the process and one more victory against top-notch UNOH All Star and northwestern Ohio competition. Ryan Smith has UNOH All Star victories at Attica Raceway Park (2015 season opener), Mercer Raceway Park and now Fremont Speedway.

Christopher Bell drove home second after starting on the outside of row two. Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah rounded out the podium finishers on Saturday night after starting third on the 25-car grid. Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah crossed the line fourth in the running order, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild. Tim Shaffer was the evening’s “Hard Charger” after 50 laps of action, climbing from 24th to finish sixth.

“It took me a little while to get used to this car” said runner-up Christopher Bell, “We struggled some yesterday, but the more laps that I got, the more comfortable I became. This is frustrating for my guys though. They worked so hard this weekend. We got around Ryan (Smith) and tried to run through the middle and it didn’t really work out. If I could go back and do it again, I would have done things differently. I just want to thank Craig and Wes Mintz for the opportunity. They are a great group of guys.”

The last full weekend of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition will ignite next Saturday evening, September 26, with a visit to the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. The regional travelers last visited the Atomic highbanks back on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney was the victor, winning the Open Wheel Championship worth $10,000.

The final full UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions weekend will continue on Sunday evening, September 27, at Findlay, Ohio’s Millstream Speedway. Cody Darrah is the most recent UNOH All Star winner at the newly reopened half-mile, earning the $5,000 top prize back on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The September 27 visit was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 31, but was claimed by wet weather.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions season will conclude on Saturday, October 10, at the historic Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The series finale will headline a trio of open wheel divisions at “The Big E.” UNOH All Star competitors will share the Eldora stage with the NRA “360” Sprint Invaders and the BOSS non-wing sprint cars.

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Contingency Awards/Results - Fremont Speedway - Saturday, September 19, 2015 Entrants: 35 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 12.627

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Ryan Smith

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cody Darrah

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Bryan Sebetto

JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Cody Darrah

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: DJ Foos

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Gary Taylor

Qualifying

1.22-Cole Duncan, 12.627; 2.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.699; 3.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.702; 4.89-Cody Darrah, 12.732; 5.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.760; 6.O9-Christopher Bell, 12.770; 7.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.805; 8.94-Ryan Smith, 12.809; 9.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.815; 10.53-Cap Henry, 12.855; 11.5-Byron Reed, 12.889; 12.19-Chris Andrews, 12.912; 13.1-Dale Blaney, 12.926; 14.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.991; 15.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.013; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 13.021; 17.9x-Rob Chaney, 13.027; 18.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.061; 19.8-DJ Foos, 13.090; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.104; 21.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.105; 22.8M-TJ Michael, 13.134; 23.4-Danny Smith, 13.149; 24.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.167; 25.73-Bryan Sebetto, 13.194; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 13.207; 27.49-Tanner Thorson, 13.211; 28.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.220; 29.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.226; 30.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.284; 31.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.292; 32.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 13.318; 33.55-Tyler Gunn, 13.326; 34.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.486; 35.7-Joe Swanson, 13.932;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[7] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[9] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 9. 19-Chris Andrews[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[1] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 2. 8-DJ Foos[2] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 55-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 73-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 49-Tanner Thorson[5] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8] ; 8. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[7]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 8-DJ Foos[3] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[8] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[7] ; 10. 73-Bryan Sebetto[10]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 19-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[9] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[13] ; 9. 5K-Adam Kekich[4] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[6] ; 11. 55-Tyler Gunn[12] ; 12. 7-Joe Swanson[14] ; 13. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 14. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[11] ; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15]

A-Main 1 - (50 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. O9-Christopher Bell[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[24] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 8. 5-Byron Reed[14] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[25] ; 10. 8-DJ Foos[2] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[17] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[22] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 14. 1-Dale Blaney[16] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[11] ; 16. 49-Tanner Thorson[20] ; 17. 53-Cap Henry[18] ; 18. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 19. 19-Chris Andrews[21] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[15] ; 21. 73-Bryan Sebetto[10] ; 22. 9x-Rob Chaney[13] ; 23. 33M-Caleb Griffith[23] ; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 25. 2+-Brian Smith[19]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

 

Tim Shaffer Takes Jim Ford Classic Opener at Fremont Speedway $10,000 Jim Ford Finale Set for Saturday Night Back at Fremont

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Fremont, Ohio (September 18, 2015) - Fremont Speedway is a special place for Tim Shaffer. The “Steel City Outlaw” entered action on Friday night with 14-career main event victories at the Fremont, Ohio venue, with nine of those occurring during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native can now officially add one more to each of those categories; capturing the 30-lap, Jim Ford Classic opening night victory on Friday, September 18, worth $3,000. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions triumph was the 56th of Tim Shaffer’s career, passing Cole Duncan on lap 28 to secure himself back in victory lane.

“Scott Gressman gave me a great engine and my guys gave me a great car; just a great program all night” said Tim Shaffer, “I can’t say enough about the people that help me. I don’t know what it is about (Fremont Speedway). It’s always just a fun place to race. Things worked out great tonight.”

Pole-sitter Sheldon Haudenschild surged ahead to an early advantage, leading the first 12 caution-free circuits with 2015 Fremont Speedway champion Byron Reed in tow. Contact between Haudenschild and the lapped-car of Caleb Griffith initiated the event’s first yellow flag. Griffith would slow to a stop on the front stretch with front-end damage, ultimately slowing the entire field. Haudenschild would remain on point with Byron Reed and Cole Duncan restarting just behind the Southern Pacific Farms, #93.

Sheldon Haudenschild brought the grid back to life with 12 laps in the books. The Wooster, Ohio native kept command of the feature field until lap 22; spinning on the edge of the banking in turn one. Byron Reed would also get collected by a spinning Haudenschild, leaving control to Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan.

Green flag conditions returned to the speedway, but only for a short stint. Chad Kemenah, who was racing in the third position, spun between turns one and two on lap 23. The field would try again with Duncan still on point, followed by a fifth-starting Tim Shaffer and the #1ST of Gary Taylor.

The final eight laps of the 30-lap main event remained caution-free with Duncan setting the early pace on the top-side of the speedway. Tim Shaffer was able to apply pressure to the race leader by lap 27, eventually working underneath Duncan at the exit of turn four on lap 28. Cole Duncan slipped over the banking in turn four, leaving the racing surface wide open for the former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist. Tim Shaffer led the final few circuits and captured the $3,000 payday. Cole Duncan would hang on to finish second, followed by Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry and Gary Taylor. Henry earned his top-five performance after starting on the outside of row eight.

“Yea, that is a hard one to swallow” said Cole Duncan, “I screwed up a little bit in turns one and two. Tim (Shaffer) got up beside me a little bit and I tried to get the lead back. I got back up on the cushion there in turns three and four and got up over of it. Regardless, we still have a lot of confidence heading into tomorrow. I owe all of this to my crew. I can’t thank them enough.”

The UNOH All Star victory was Tim Shaffer’s second of the 2015 season. The western Pennsylvania veteran will enter the 8th annual Jim Ford Classic finale on Saturday, September 19, fifth in the current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions standings.

The 8th annual Jim Ford Classic weekend featuring the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will continue on Saturday evening, September 19, back at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The Jim Ford Classic finale will feature a 50-lap main event, awarding a top prize of $10,000. Dale Blaney is the defending champion, sweeping the doubleheader weekend in 2014.

In addition, the 4th annual Fremont Speedway “Kick-It For Childhood Cancer” kickball game will take shape at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, rain or shine. Teams planning to participate should arrive on speedway grounds by 9:30 a.m. to register. The annual Fremont Speedway Queens Contest, beginning at 2 p.m., and post-race concert are also on the Saturday agenda.

Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m on Saturday at Fremont Speedway, with racing slated for 7 p.m., sharp. A Sunday rain date will be used for Saturday if necessary. Gates will swing open on Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by racing at 5:30 p.m. Please visit Fremont Speedway live on the web for further details regarding the entire weekend schedule; www.fremontohspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Fremont Speedway - Friday, September 18, 2015 Entrants: 37

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Caleb Helms - 12.475 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Shaffer

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Byron Reed

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Travis Philo

JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Lee Jacobs

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Christopher Bell

Qualifying

1.40-Caleb Helms, 12.475; 2.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.493; 3.22-Cole Duncan, 12.602; 4.5T-Travis Philo, 12.677; 5.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.717; 6.94-Ryan Smith, 12.744; 7.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.757; 8.1-Dale Blaney, 12.794; 9.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.796; 10.49-Tanner Thorson, 12.813; 11.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.855; 12.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.867; 13.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.904; 14.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.906; 15.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.909; 16.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.923; 17.8M-TJ Michael, 12.924; 18.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.928; 19.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 12.961; 20.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.964; 21.8-DJ Foos, 12.986; 22.89-Cody Darrah, 12.997; 23.O9-Christopher Bell, 13.006; 24.2+-Brian Smith, 13.027; 25.5-Byron Reed, 13.027; 26.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.045; 27.19-Chris Andrews, 13.059; 28.55-Tyler Gunn, 13.064; 29.53-Cap Henry, 13.104; 30.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.134; 31.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.162; 32.O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.290; 33.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.435; 34.4-Danny Smith, 13.517; 35.76-David Jones, 13.700; 36.40i-Mark Imler, 13.798; 37.7-Joe Swanson, 13.988;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 7. 55-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 8. 19-Chris Andrews[8] ; 9. 8-DJ Foos[6] ; 10. O8-Dan Kuriger[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 5-Byron Reed[1] ; 2. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[3] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[7] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[6] ; 6. O9-Christopher Bell[5] ; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[8] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[1] ; 9. 40i-Mark Imler[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 6. 49-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 76-David Jones[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[4]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[8] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[7] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 8. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[4] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[1] ; 2. 49-Tanner Thorson[2] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. O9-Christopher Bell[8] ; 5. 8-DJ Foos[6] ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 7. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[13] ; 9. 55-Tyler Gunn[10] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[9] ; 11. 76-David Jones[15] ; 12. 40i-Mark Imler[16] ; 13. 7-Joe Swanson[17] ; 14. O8-Dan Kuriger[12] ; 15. 40DD-Nate Dussel[11] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[5] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[16] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[3] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[11] ; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs[15] ; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[20] ; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 11. 94-Ryan Smith[13] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 13. 49-Tanner Thorson[22] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 15. O9-Christopher Bell[24] ; 16. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 17. 16-Stuart Brubaker[23] ; 18. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[12] ; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker[14] ; 20. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[21] ; 22. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[8] ; 23. 89-Cody Darrah[25] ; 24. 2+-Brian Smith[19] ; 25. 33M-Caleb Griffith[18]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

 

“Jim Ford Classic” Weekend at Fremont Speedway Next for UNOH All Stars

Weekend Highlighted with $10,000-to-win Main Event on September 19

Indianapolis, IN (August 16, 2015) - The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions campaign will continue during the upcoming weekend with a visit to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The 8th annual “Jim Ford Classic” doubleheader weekend will take over the Fremont Speedway grounds this Friday and Saturday, September 18-19, complete with back-to-back UNOH All Star programs, as well as other special events during the course of the weekend.

Action will ignite on Friday evening, September 18, with a $3,000-to-win main event for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, followed by the “Jim Ford Classic” finale worth $10,000 on Saturday, September 19. Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney is the defending event champion, sweeping both nights of competition in 2014. The defending UNOH All Star champion has earned “Jim Ford Classic” high honors three times during its seven year existence, winning titles in 2008, 2013 and 2014. Tim Shaffer is also a three-time champion, winning two in a row in 2009 and 2010, as well as one more in 2012. Former Fremont/Attica Sprint Title champion Bryan Sebetto kept Tim Shaffer from winning four consecutive with a “Jim Ford Classic” victory in 2011.

Fremont Speedway has been a home to UNOH All Star competition for over 35 years, making 119 total appearances since June 21, 1980. UNOH All Star travelers last visited “The Track That Action Built” back on June 25, 2015 during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. It was Greg Wilson earning the $5,000 payday, holding off Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney during the 40-lap contest. Wilson would go on to win the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket crown.

The “Jim Ford Classic” doubleheader will count for two of the last five shows on the 2015 UNOH All Star calendar. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney sits in command of the 2015 title chase with 4670 points, a 207 point advantage over Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah. Blaney owns 11 UNOH All Star victories thus far in 2015, as well as 26 top-five and 36 top-ten finishes. Cody Darrah and Greg Wilson find themselves second and third in the current UNOH All Star point standings, separated by 99 markers with three series victories each.

Only two points behind Wilson sits fellow former series champion Chad Kemenah. Kemenah is a one-time winner during UNOH All Star competition in 2015, entering the weekend with a near 150 point advantage over Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer. Shaffer, known by most as the “Steel City Outlaw,” is also a one-time winner this season, only two points ahead of five-time series winner Sheldon Haudenschild. Ryan Smith, Danny Holtgraver, Travis Philo, and Danny Smith round out the top-ten in the current UNOH All Star championship standings.

In addition to back-to-back UNOH All Star programs, a full slate of off-track activities are scheduled throughout the entire “Jim Ford Classic” weekend. The “Kick-It For Childhood Cancer” kickball game will take shape at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 19, rain or shine. Teams planning to participate should arrive on the speedway grounds by 9:30 a.m. to register. Also on the weekend agenda is the annual Fremont Speedway Queen contest, scheduled to happen in the Fremont Speedway “Hall of Fame” at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

All fans are invited to attend the post-race concert in the Fremont Speedway campground at the conclusion of each racing program. The concert, as well as all of the other planned activities, are scheduled to happen rain or shine.

Gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m on Friday and Saturday at Fremont Speedway, with racing slated for 7 p.m., sharp. A Sunday, September 20, rain date will be used for Saturday if necessary. Gates will swing open on Sunday at 2 p.m., followed by racing at 5:30 p.m. Please visit Fremont Speedway live on the web for further details regarding the entire weekend schedule, www.fremontohspeedway.net.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

 

Brent Marks Sweeps Tuscarora Weekend; Wins “Tuscarora 50” for $12,625
A Second Consecutive UNOH All Star Victory for Marks

Port Royal, PA (September 13, 2015) - Despite having to wait an extra day due to Mother Nature, the “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks never lost his touch, ultimately sweeping the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions “Tuscarora 50” weekend at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. Including lap money, Marks earned $12,625 for the 50-lap, “Tuscarora 50” victory; a third consecutive victory in Port Royal, Pennsylvania for the Myerstown native and a second-consecutive UNOH All Star main event win. Marks took command of the historic 50-lapper on lap 26, charging forward from a 13th starting position to lock himself into the history books. Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild rallied 12 positions to finish second, followed by a ninth-starting Dale Blaney. Brent Marks is the first driver to sweep the “Night Before The 50” and “Tuscarora 50” since Fred Rahmer in 2005.

“Oh man, this is awesome” said Brent Marks, “This is a race I’ve wanted to win and this is a race I said we could win. We’ve went so long without a win this year and now to pull off three in a row is just unbelievable. I just hope I wake up tomorrow and it wasn’t a dream. This has been an awesome, awesome week for us. We’ve been working so hard and this car has been working so good. It was an amazing night.”

After a red flag on the initial start involving a spinning Greg Hodnett who collected Ryan Smith and Curt Stroup, feature competition officially ignited with Ryan Taylor and Doug Esh on the front row. Ryan Taylor earned the early advantage and officially led lap one of the 50-lap program. “The Hammer” Doug Esh made an early move on lap two to take over the top spot, keeping control until the event’s first fuel stop with seven laps in the books. Three early cautions, including the initial red flag, forced officials to allow teams to refuel with just seven recorded circuits.

“The Hammer” would bring the field back to green with Danny Dietrich and Mike Wagner in tow. After the restart, Dietrich would make a strong move to the front around Doug Esh, officially leading lap eight. Contact between Dietrich and Esh on lap nine would send Esh hard into the backstretch, inside guardrail, bringing out another caution. Danny Dietrich would also be forced to go pit-side with a damaged right-rear wheel due to contact with the #07 of Esh. Mike Wagner would inherit command. Danny Dietrich would return and tag the field.

Ryan Taylor and Sheldon Haudenschild, who started 14th, chased Wagner back to “green” with eight laps in the books, but not for long. Haudenschild rolled around Taylor and eventually Wagner to take command and officially lead lap nine. The twenty-two-year-old kept control until the event’s scheduled “red” with 25 laps in the books. Brent Marks, who started 13th on the main event grid, worked his way to second by the 25-lap break, followed by the “Low Rider” Dale Blaney who started on the inside of row ten.

Sheldon Haudenschild brought the field back to green flag conditions for the second, 25-lap segment, but had company in a hurry. The “Myerstown Missile” Brent Marks utilized the top-side of the speedway to work around Haudenschild for the lead, taking over the “Tuscarora 50” field officially on lap 26. The pilot of the familiar BAPS, Diamond Toyota, #19M would stay out front the entire second, caution-free segment, ultimately winning a career-first “Tuscarora 50” main event. Sheldon Haudenschild would cross the flag stand second, followed by Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney.

“We got up front pretty quick there and we had a really good car” said Sheldon Haudenschild after finishing second, “We put a lot of hard work into this deal and to not get the win after leading is a bummer. Congrats to Brent Marks...definitely happy for those guys. He did a great job. I kinda messed up on that restart, but we won’t let that happen again.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2015 season next Friday and Saturday with back-to-back programs at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio. The annual “Jim Ford Classic” will highlight action at “The Track That Action Built” on September 18-19, featuring a $10,000-to-win main event to heighten the weekend on Saturday night.

The UNOH All Stars have made 119 prior appearances at Fremont Speedway dating back to June 21, 1980. Greg Wilson is the most recent UNOH All Star winner at Fremont Speedway, capturing the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket main event win back on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

Fremont Speedway gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 18, and Saturday, September 19, with racing slated for 7 p.m., sharp. Keep up with everything “Jim Ford Classic” related at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Port Royal Speedway - Sunday, September 13, 2015
Entrants: 40

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Greg Hodnett - 18.138 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dale Blaney

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Rodney Westhafer

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Mike Wagner

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Lance Dewease

JE Pistons Dash: No Dash

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Brent Marks

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Dale Blaney

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Steve Buckwalter

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dave Ely

Qualifying

1.27-Greg Hodnett, 18.138; 2.20-Ryan Taylor, 18.218; 3.48-Danny Dietrich, 18.218; 4.1-Lucas Wolfe, 18.330; 5.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 18.373; 6.19m-Brent Marks, 18.441; 7.3-Dave Ely, 18.483; 8.98-Mike Erdley, 18.543; 9.51S-Stevie Smith, 18.584; 10.23-TJ Stutts, 18.601; 11.55-Mike Wagner, 18.637; 12.1B-Dale Blaney, 18.651; 13.98H-Dave Blaney, 18.695; 14.O7-Doug Esh, 18.717; 15.44W-Rodney Westhafer, 18.763; 16.14-Lance Dewease, 18.770; 17.89-Cody Darrah, 18.803; 18.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.826; 19.12-Blane Heimbach, 18.828; 20.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 18.853; 21.94-Ryan Smith, 18.879; 22.33-Curt Stroup, 18.903; 23.W20-Greg Wilson, 18.923; 24.59-Danny Holtgraver, 18.935; 25.7-Todd Shaffer, 18.960; 26.5-Dylan Cisney, 18.974; 27.25-Aaron Ott, 18.976; 28.45-Tim Shaffer, 19.107; 29.8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 19.135; 30.10H-Chad Kemenah, 19.135; 31.75-Nicole Bower, 19.216; 32.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 19.227; 33.7W-Logan Wagner, 19.247; 34.4-Danny Smith, 19.437; 35.747-Davey Sammons, 19.455; 36.44-Joey Hershey, 19.561; 37.99-Brady Bacon, 19.661; 38.91-Anthony Fiore, 19.849; 39.13-Jac Haudenschild, 20.387; 40.55W-Michael Wagner II, 99.100; 41.51-Karl Baker, 99.200;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 1B-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. O7-Doug Esh[1] ; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor[4] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[5] ; 6. 98-Mike Erdley[3] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 8. 25-Aaron Ott[7] ; 9. 747-Davey Sammons[10] ; 10. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[9] ; 11. 51-Karl Baker[11]

Heat 2, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 44W-Rodney Westhafer[1] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe[4] ; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach[5] ; 5. 51S-Stevie Smith[3] ; 6. 7-Todd Shaffer[6] ; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[7] ; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[10] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[8] ; 10. 7W-Logan Wagner[9]

Heat 3, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 55-Mike Wagner[1] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 4. 3-Dave Ely[2] ; 5. 13-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 6. 33-Curt Stroup[6] ; 7. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 9. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 10. 44-Joey Hershey[9]

Heat 4, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 14-Lance Dewease[1] ; 2. 23-TJ Stutts[2] ; 3. 19m-Brent Marks[3] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney[7] ; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore[9] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 10. 55W-Michael Wagner II[10]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. 7-Todd Shaffer[2] ; 2. 25-Aaron Ott[5] ; 3. 98-Mike Erdley[1] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[4] ; 6. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[9] ; 7. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 9. 51-Karl Baker[11] ; 10. 75-Nicole Bower[8] ; 11. 7W-Logan Wagner[10]

B-Main 2 (10 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 2. 5-Dylan Cisney[4] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 4. 33-Curt Stroup[2] ; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 7. 44-Joey Hershey[8] ; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore[6] ; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 10. 55W-Michael Wagner II[10]

A-Main 1 (50 Laps)

1. 19m-Brent Marks[13] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12] ; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney[9] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[20] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[3] ; 6. 55-Mike Wagner[8] ; 7. 51S-Stevie Smith[16] ; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor[1] ; 9. 12-Blane Heimbach[15] ; 10. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[10] ; 11. 25-Aaron Ott[23] ; 12. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 13. 7W-Logan Wagner[25] ; 14. 14-Lance Dewease[6] ; 15. 3-Dave Ely[14] ; 16. 44W-Rodney Westhafer[4] ; 17. 23-TJ Stutts[7] ; 18. 7-Todd Shaffer[21] ; 19. 13-Jac Haudenschild[19] ; 20. 1-Lucas Wolfe[11] ; 21. 98-Mike Erdley[26] ; 22. O7-Doug Esh[2] ; 23. 5-Dylan Cisney[22] ; 24. 89-Cody Darrah[17] ; 25. 94-Ryan Smith[18] ; 26. 33-Curt Stroup[24]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Brent Marks Takes “Night Before The 50” Win at Port Royal Speedway Career-First Series Victory for “Myerstown Missile”

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Port Royal, PA (September 11, 2015) - For the first time in his career, Brent Marks planted himself in UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane. The Myerstown, Pennsylvania native made his UNOH All Star victory lane debut during the “Night Before The 50” at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania; the prelude to the prestigious “Tuscarora 50.” Marks would fend off pole-sitter Ryan Smith and sixth-starting Brock Zearfoss for the $5,000 check, leading the last nine circuits to officially propel himself onto the Port Royal Speedway victory lane stage. Impressively enough, the win was a second-consecutive at Port Royal Speedway in less than a week. Marks earned the unsanctioned “Labor Day Classic” win on Monday, September 7, worth $4,000.

“This is awesome!” said Brent Marks, “This is my first All Star win so this is really special to me. To get two wins in a row here also feels pretty incredible. This car has been on a rail lately...whatever we did to it, it’s working. We were fast all night tonight and those long green flag runs really helped us out. We were able to get by Ryan (Smith) there...he’s one helluva racer and to get by him says a lot.”

Jac Haudenschild, who started on the outside of the front row, led the first several circuits of the 30-lap main event until the first caution slowed the field with eight laps in the books. Just after the yellow was displayed, Haudenschild spun and came to a stop in turn two, handing over the top spot to Ryan Smith. Green flag conditions would soon return at the half-mile with the Kunkletown, Pennsylvania native maintaining command, followed by third row starters Brent Marks and Brock Zearfoss.

Even after the event’s second caution at the midpoint of the race, Smith appeared to be uncatchable. Marks, who started fifth on the main event grid, eventually closed the gap between himself and Smith and claimed the lead on lap 22. Unfortunately for Marks, caution flags would reappear on the final circuit, ultimately erasing his half-straightaway lead and setting up a “green, white, checkered” scenario due to UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions rules.

After a quick fuel stop, green flag conditions would resume with Brent Marks in charge, followed by Smith and Zearfoss. The “Myerstown Missile” would survive the final two circuits and cruise home to a $5,000 jackpot. Ryan Smith made it under the final checkers just behind Marks, followed by the “Jonestown Jet” Brock Zearfoss.

“Being out front like that doesn’t really allow you to know what’s going on behind you” said Ryan Smith, “We didn’t quite get the wing back quick enough. We were good, just not good enough. Congratulations to Brent (Marks). Glad to see him back in victory lane, but hopefully we can beat him tomorrow.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition on Saturday evening, September 12, back at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The 48th annual “Tuscarora 50” will headline action at the “Speed Palace” on Saturday, awarding a minimum of $12,000 after 50 laps of green flag competition. Greg Hodnett is the defending “Tuscarora 50” champion, defeating the UNOH All Stars back on Saturday, September 6, 2014.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is free on Saturday, September 12, with adult general admission priced at $30 on Saturday. Students aged 12-18 are admitted to the races for just $7 on Saturday night. Saturday gates will open at 3:00PM with racing set to begin at 7:00PM. Please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information.

Contingency Awards/Results - Port Royal Speedway - Friday, September 11, 2015 Entrants: 47

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Holtgraver - 15.733 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Brent Marks

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Mike Erdley

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brock Zearfoss

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Lucas Wolfe All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Jac Haudenschild

JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Brent Marks

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Brock Zearfoss

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Dylan Cisney

Qualifying

1.59-Danny Holtgraver, 15.733; 2.48-Danny Dietrich, 15.796; 3.51-Stevie Smith, 15.839; 4.94-Ryan Smith, 15.855; 5.25-Aaron Ott, 15.877; 6.27-Greg Hodnett, 15.886; 7.1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 15.898; 8.19m-Brent Marks, 15.917; 9.17B-Steve Buckwalter, 15.920; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.956; 11.20-Ryan Taylor, 15.994; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 16.017; 13.1-Dale Blaney, 16.023; 14.98-Mike Erdley, 16.026; 15.98H-Dave Blaney, 16.026; 16.3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.029; 17.8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.041; 18.3-Dave Ely, 16.049; 19.89-Cody Darrah, 16.050; 20.13-Jac Haudenschild, 16.052; 21.5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.054; 22.5T-Travis Philo, 16.111; 23.11c-Cory Haas, 16.135; 24.55-Mike Wagner, 16.140; 25.99-Brady Bacon, 16.204; 26.57X-Andrew Palker, 16.216; 27.747-Davey Sammons, 16.247; 28.7W-Logan Wagner, 16.250; 29.14-Lance Dewease, 16.256; 30.23-TJ Stutts, 16.256; 31.45-Tim Shaffer, 16.262; 32.36D-Wayne Dadetto, 16.280; 33.W20-Greg Wilson, 16.283; 34.39-Tim Glatfelter, 16.286; 35.8C-Brain Carber, 16.307; 36.O7-Doug Esh, 16.316; 37.12-Blane Heimbach, 16.327; 38.33-Curt Stroup, 16.434; 39.44W-Rodney Westhafer, 16.463; 40.44-Joey Hershey, 16.474; 41.99M-Kyle Moody, 16.506; 42.55W-Michael Wagner II, 16.537; 43.7-Todd Shaffer, 16.630; 44.49-Tanner Thorson, 16.685; 45.75-Nicole Bower, 16.755; 46.4-Danny Smith, 16.787; 47.91-Anthony Fiore, 99.060;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 19m-Brent Marks[2] ; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[1] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 4. 25-Aaron Ott[3] ; 5. 7W-Logan Wagner[6] ; 6. 3-Dave Ely[5] ; 7. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[7] ; 8. 39-Tim Glatfelter[8] ; 9. 55W-Michael Wagner II[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 98-Mike Erdley[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[1] ; 5. 11c-Cory Haas[6] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 8C-Brain Carber[8] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 10. 33-Curt Stroup[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[1] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 3. 20-Ryan Taylor[4] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 14-Lance Dewease[6] ; 6. 5C-Dylan Cisney[5] ; 7. 7-Todd Shaffer[8] ; 8. 49-Tanner Thorson[9] ; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 51-Stevie Smith[3] ; 5. 55-Mike Wagner[5] ; 6. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 7. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 8. 44-Joey Hershey[9] ; 9. 44W-Rodney Westhafer[8]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)

1. 13-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 6. 23-TJ Stutts[5] ; 7. 12-Blane Heimbach[8] ; 8. O7-Doug Esh[7] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[9]

Dash 1 - (5 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 13-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[6] ; 4. 98-Mike Erdley[3] ; 5. 19m-Brent Marks[7] ; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[4] ; 7. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[8] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett[12] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[11] ; 12. 98H-Dave Blaney[5]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 12-Blane Heimbach[1] ; 2. 33-Curt Stroup[2] ; 3. 44W-Rodney Westhafer[3] ; 4. 7-Todd Shaffer[7] ; 5. 44-Joey Hershey[4] ; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody[5] ; 7. 49-Tanner Thorson[8] ; 8. 55W-Michael Wagner II[6] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[10] ; 10. 75-Nicole Bower[9]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 3-Dave Ely[1] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 3. 11c-Cory Haas[5] ; 4. 55-Mike Wagner[6] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 6. 747-Davey Sammons[8] ; 7. 14-Lance Dewease[10] ; 8. 7W-Logan Wagner[9] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 10. O7-Doug Esh[16] ; 11. 8C-Brain Carber[15] ; 12. 12-Blane Heimbach[17] ; 13. 5C-Dylan Cisney[3] ; 14. W20-Greg Wilson[13] ; 15. 33-Curt Stroup[18] ; 16. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[12] ; 17. 23-TJ Stutts[11] ; 18. 39-Tim Glatfelter[14]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 19m-Brent Marks[5] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 4. 98-Mike Erdley[4] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[11] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[13] ; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor[14] ; 8. 25-Aaron Ott[16] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10] ; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[25] ; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[22] ; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer[20] ; 13. 1-Dale Blaney[18] ; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[7] ; 15. 5C-Dylan Cisney[26] ; 16. 55-Mike Wagner[24] ; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 18. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[17] ; 19. 17B-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 20. 13-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 21. 27-Greg Hodnett[9] ; 22. 11c-Cory Haas[23] ; 23. 51-Stevie Smith[19] ; 24. 3-Dave Ely[21] ; 25. 98H-Dave Blaney[12] ; 26. 57X-Andrew Palker[15]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Historic “Tuscarora 50” Next for UNOH All Stars Series Travelers Will Battle “Pennsylvania Posse” for Two Consecutive Nights

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Indianapolis, IN (September 9, 2015) - For the last time in 2015, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will battle the “Pennsylvania Posse” on their home dirt. The regional travels will invade “Posse Country” this Friday and Saturday for a pair of events at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. UNOH All Star teams have challenged central Pennsylvania’s finest on six other occasions in 2015, resulting in one win for the series regulars, three wins for the “Posse” and two for Mother Nature.

The 48th annual “Tuscarora 50” is on tap at the Port Royal “Speed Palace” this Saturday evening, September 12, featuring a near $45,000 purse, with a minimum of $12,000 being awarded to the main event winner. In addition, lap money will also be awarded during Saturday’s 50-lapper, raising the potential winner’s share to an impressive $13,250. The historic weekend will technically launch on Friday evening, September 11, with the “Night Before The 50” preliminary program awarding $5,000.

Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah is the most recent UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner at the Port Royal Speedway half-mile, earning the “Bob Weikert Memorial” title worth $18,900 back on Saturday, April 25. The full-time UNOH All Star traveler was one of three full-time competitors to finish inside the top-five back on April 25, including current series point leader Dale Blaney, who finished fourth, and the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith, who rounded out the top-five.

“Pennsylvania Posse” representative Greg Hodnett is the defending “Tuscarora 50” champion at Port Royal Speedway. Hodnett earned the 50-lap triumph over Stevie Smith and Lance Dewease. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver was the highest UNOH All Star finisher in 2014, crossing under the final checkers fourth in the running order.

The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Stars into battle during the Tuscarora weekend. The pilot of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1 sits on top of the current championship standings with a 211 point cushion. Dale Blaney owns 11 UNOH All Star victories thus far in 2015, along with 25 top-five and 35 top-ten finishes during series competition.

Cody Darrah, a three-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2015, will enter the doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway second in the current championship chase on the strength of three victories, 16 top-five and 24 top-ten finishes. Darrah holds a 101 point advantage over 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Greg Wilson. Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah will enter the Port Royal gates currently fourth and fifth in the UNOH All Star standings.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is free on both nights, with adult race general admission priced at $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Students aged 12-18 are admitted to the races for just $7 both nights. Gates for Friday’s program will open at 4:30PM, with Saturday gates opening at 3:00PM. Racing is set to begin at 7:00PM on both evenings. Please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Cruises to Sunday Night Win at Wayne County Speedway

“Tuscarora 50” Weekend at Port Royal Speedway Next for UNOH All Stars

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Orrville, Ohio (September 6, 2015) - In fantastic fashion, Sheldon Haudenschild earned himself a second consecutive UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory on Sunday night, September 6, at the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. The nearby Wooster, Ohio native earned the $5,000 winner’s share from near mid-pack; charging to the front after starting tenth on the evening grid. The now five-time UNOH All Star main event winner in 2015 dominated the feature field, crossing under the checkers with a near seven second advantage. The “Low Rider” Dale Blaney and Rob Chaney rounded out the podium finishers.

“This is the best the track has ever been” explained Haudenschild, “Hats off to the track crew. I really hope the fans enjoyed that...thank all of you for coming out tonight. I just want to thank all of my guys again including Bonzai and Zach. We couldn’t do it without Southern Pacific Farms. They help make all of this happen.”

The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney led the 24 feature starters to “green” on Sunday night at Wayne County Speedway. Red flag conditions involving a half-dozen competitors would bring the field to rest during the initial start. Travis Philo would suffer the most; getting upside-down just before the flag stand. Philo would walk away unharmed.

Green flag conditions would return with Ryan Smith taking the early advantage. The Kunkletown, Pennsylvania native kept sole command over Dale Blaney and Danny Holtgraver for the first ten circuits. By the 11th circuit, Sheldon Haudenschild was already in hot pursuit; charging his way into third around Phoenix Racing’s Danny Holtgraver. Haudenschild would make a big move to the top spot the following lap, driving by Dale Blaney and Ryan Smith on the high-side at the exit of turn two. Even with red flag conditions returning to the speedway on lap 18 for Parker Price-Miller, Haudenschild’s momentum never suffered. The 22-year-old rolled away from the field following the lap-18 restart, climbing to a near full straightaway and seven second advantage by the final circuit.

“I kind of figured most of the guys starting ahead of me would run the bottom” said Haudenschild, “The door kinda opened up for me on top and we made it happen.”

Current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point leader and 11-time winner in 2015 Dale Blaney finished second on Sunday night. Millersburg, Ohio’s Rob Chaney raced his way forward from an eighth starting position, ultimately finishing third during the 30-lap main event. Chaney made his move into a podium position on lap 29, getting by Ryan Smith at the exit of turn four. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer made a move around Ryan Smith on the final circuit to secure a fourth place finish; Smith would settle for fifth.

The month of September will resume for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions with action at the Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The regional travelers will battle the “Pennsylvania Posse” during the historic “Tuscarora 50” weekend at the “Speed Palace.” The Tuscarora weekend will feature back-to-back programs on Friday, September 11, and Saturday, September 12, beginning with the “Night Before The 50” on Friday evening worth $5,000.

Action will resume on Saturday with the 48th running of the “Tuscarora 50,” featuring a 50-lap main event for the UNOH All Stars and Pennsylvania’s finest. The “Tuscarora 50” will award a minimum of $12,000, with an overall purse reaching $45,000. Both racing programs and the Juniata County Fair will run simultaneously throughout the weekend.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is free on both nights, with adult race general admission priced at $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Students aged 12 – 18 are admitted to the races for just $7 both nights. Gates for Friday’s program will open at 4:30PM, with Saturday gates opening at 3:00PM. Please visit Port Royal Speedway live on the web at www.portroyalspeedway.com for more information.

Contingency Awards/Results - Wayne County Speedway - Sunday, September 6, 2015:

Entrants: 29 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 14.230

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Tim Shaffer

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Rob Chaney

JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Rob Chaney

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Mumaw

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2]; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[8]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[13]; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[17]; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[7]; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[20]; 11. 83M-Broc Martin[15]; 12. 89-Cody Darrah[9]; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12]; 14. 9-Jordan Ryan[24]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson[19]; 16. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[14]; 17. 19-Chris Andrews[11]; 18. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[22]; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]; 20. 70-Dean Jacobs[23]; 21. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[18]; 22. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 23. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 24. 22-Cole Duncan[21]

B Feature(10 Laps): 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[1]; 2. 16M-Danny Mumaw[4]; 3. 22-Cole Duncan[2]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[5]; 6. 9-Jordan Ryan[6]; 7. 23-Nick Patterson[7]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[9]; 9. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[10]; 10. C1-Clay Riney[8]

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2]; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8]; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[5]; 8. 9X-Rob Chaney[7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[5]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[4]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[6]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[8]; 9. C1-Clay Riney[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 40-Caleb Helms[2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[1]; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 5. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[6]; 6. 70-Dean Jacobs[7]; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5]; 8. 16M-Danny Mumaw[8]; 9. 23-Nick Patterson[9]; 10. 91X-Aaron Middaugh[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[2]; 3. 19-Chris Andrews[3]; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5]; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[8]; 6. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr[1]; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6]; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[9]

Qualifying 1 (2 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith, 14.230; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney, 14.329; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.412; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.432; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 14.435; 6. 19-Chris Andrews, 14.450; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.473; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.483; 9. 89-Cody Darrah, 14.493; 10. 40-Caleb Helms, 14.562; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.568; 12. 1-Dale Blaney, 14.584; 13. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.641; 14. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr, 14.663; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.701; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.701; 17. 22-Cole Duncan, 14.711; 18. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 14.728; 19. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.743; 20. 70-Dean Jacobs, 14.798; 21. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 14.803; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.811; 23. 83M-Broc Martin, 14.820; 24. 9-Jordan Ryan, 14.947; 25. 23-Nick Patterson, 14.991; 26. C1-Clay Riney, 15.150; 27. 4-Danny Smith, 15.197; 28. 91X-Aaron Middaugh, 15.537; 29. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 99.100

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Wins “Attica Ambush” Finale at Attica Raceway Park Worth $5,000 Labor Day Weekend Swing Ends at Wayne County on Sunday Evening

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Attica, Ohio (September 5, 2015) - Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild continued his breakout season on Saturday night, September 5, with a $5,000 victory at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. It was Haudenschild’s fourth victory of the current season with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions and the fifth of his career. The pilot of the familiar Southern Pacific Farms, #93 took command of the 40-lap, "Attica Ambush" finale officially on lap 12; taking advantage of Tim Shaffer’s early race misfortune. Haudenschild raced the remaining distance untouched, eventually crossing under the checkers with a near five second advantage over Chad Kemenah and Cody Darrah.

“This is a dream team right now with Bonzai and Zach. We do our work during the week, have a little bit of fun, and go to the track ready every weekend” explained Sheldon Haudenschild, “That’s what it takes...being prepared during the week and going to the races on the weekend knowing that you are ready. This is a great way to start it out before going into Wayne County tomorrow. We’ve been good there, so we’ll try to get it done again tomorrow.”

Lee Jacobs and Tim Shaffer paced the 24-car grid to “green” at Attica Raceway Park. Jacobs made the early move and took sole command of the main event, eventually losing the top spot to Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer after brief contact on lap three. Even after contact, the “Steel City Outlaw” kept his momentum and held the top spot until the event’s first and only caution on lap 12. Unfortunately for him, Shaffer would be the victim; coming to a stop on the backstretch for a flat right-rear tire after making contact with the frontstretch wall.

In the mean time, Sheldon Haudenschild charged his way forward from fifth on the grid, finding himself in the runner-up position just before the caution. With Shaffer going pit-side to replace a rear tire, the lead was surrendered to Haudenschild. "Lil Haud" would bring the UNOH All Stars back to green flag conditions, navigating his preferred line near the edge of the racing surface. Despite rubber-down conditions becoming a factor, as well as running into lapped traffic by lap 17, Haudenschild never faltered; eventually sailing away for a second-career Attica Raceway Park victory.

“We were racing (Tim) Shaffer there for the lead and it looked like it was going to be a good race until he got that flat” said Haudenschild, “When the rubber does get down and you get up to the lapped cars that are off the pace, it can be sketchy to slide them because you don’t know if the second place car is in the rubber right there...they’ll definitely get a run on you.”

Chad Kemenah moved himself into the runner-up position soon after the lap-12 restart. The former UNOH All Star series champion would hold on to finish second after starting on the inside of the second row. Friday night winner Cody Darrah crossed the line in the final podium position after racing back and forth with eventual fourth place finisher Chris Andrews. Cap Henry would climb five positions to claim a top-five performance after starting tenth.

“I just want to thank my car owner for sticking this out” said Chad Kemenah, “We’ve been struggling pretty bad. We are either really good, or we are really bad. My brother works his tail off for me. I just want to thank all of my crew, Paul Kistler, everyone for their hard work. I also want to send out a happy birthday to my car owner’s daughter, Lexi. This is a good starting point for us heading into tomorrow...you gotta start somewhere.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-race Labor Day weekend swing through the “Buckeye State” on Sunday evening, September 6, with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio. It will be the 50th appearance by the UNOH All Stars at Wayne County Speedway, with the most recent event taking shape back on June 22 during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Sheldon Haudenschild earned the speedweek triumph; a second-career UNOH All Star victory at Wayne County Speedway for the nearby Wooster, Ohio native.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3:00PM on Sunday afternoon, with hot laps hitting the racing surface at approximately 6:00PM. For more information, please visit Wayne County Speedway live on the web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Attica Raceway Park - Saturday, September 5, 2015:

Entrants: 29 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cody Darrah - 12.268 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Sheldon Haudenschild

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chris Andrews

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs

JE Pistons Dash: Lee Jacobs

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sheldon Haudenschild

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Cody Darrah

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Byron Reed

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Tim Shaffer

Qualifying

1.89-Cody Darrah, 12.268; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.323; 3.19-Chris Andrews, 12.383; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.416; 5.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.490; 6.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.521; 7.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.531; 8.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.563; 9.73-Jac Haudenschild, 12.634; 10.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.678; 11.3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.700; 12.83M-Broc Martin, 12.776; 13.5T-Travis Philo, 12.779; 14.5K-Adam Kekich, 12.784; 15.45L-Brian Lay, 12.794; 16.1-Dale Blaney, 12.824; 17.94-Ryan Smith, 12.825; 18.21-Cap Henry, 12.842; 19.40-Caleb Helms, 12.901; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.904; 21.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.934; 22.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.935; 23.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.942; 24.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.991; 25.5-Byron Reed, 13.012; 26.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 13.102; 27.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.260; 28.4-Danny Smith, 13.536; 29.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.638;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[9] ; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich[7] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 10. 3J-Trey Jacobs[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 5. 73-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 10. 11N-Randy Hannagan[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 21-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[6] ; 8. 9-Jordan Ryan[9] ; 9. 40DD-Nate Dussel[7]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 7. 9x-Rob Chaney[3] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[6]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 3J-Trey Jacobs[1] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 4. 9-Jordan Ryan[11] ; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[9] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[5] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[3] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[4] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 11. 40DD-Nate Dussel[10]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 5. 21-Cap Henry[10] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[11] ; 8. 73-Jac Haudenschild[14] ; 9. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 10. 5-Byron Reed[12] ; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[22] ; 13. 94-Ryan Smith[16] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 15. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 16. 4-Danny Smith[15] ; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver[18] ; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[19] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[21] ; 21. 3J-Trey Jacobs[20] ; 22. 83M-Broc Martin[17] ; 23. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[23] ; 24. 9-Jordan Ryan[24]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Cody Darrah Wins Night One of “Attica Ambush” at Attica Raceway Park UNOH All Star Action Continues Later This Evening Back at “A.R.P.”

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Attica, Ohio (September 4, 2015) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah led all but the opening lap of UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions feature competition on Friday evening, September 4, at Attica Raceway Park, securing the $3,000 spoils to help kick-off the “Attica Ambush” weekend in Attica, Ohio. For Darrah, it was a fourth-career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory and his third of the 2015 season. The driver of the familiar J&K Salvage sponsored #89 survived two main event cautions, while holding off two generations of the Haudenschild family, to clinch a career-first Attica Raceway Park victory.

“This is a place where I used to struggle” said Darrah, “I’ve learned so much this year racing with (UNOH All Stars) and racing with Dale (Blaney). Where I’m from in central PA, we are spoiled with race tracks and race fans, but (Attica Raceway Park) is one of the premiere tracks in the country.”

After starting on the outside of the front row, Sheldon Haudenschild jumped out to an early advantage and led the opening lap, but Cody Darrah would waste no time re-taking command of the position in which he started. Darrah, who earned the evening’s pole position after winning the JE Pistons Dash, reclaimed control on lap two just before the event’s first caution was displayed. The former World of Outlaws “Rookie of the Year” would bring the field back to green with two laps recorded and pace the main event until the second caution appeared on lap nine. Once again, Darrah paced the field back to life, but this time, with no more interruptions; maintaining control of the remaining laps while utilizing the topside of the speedway.

“We started those restarts really slow but we were able to make it work...we kinda made everyone just as bad as we were on the restarts” explained Darrah, “This is a big win for me. My brother is here with us. He is our tire guy this weekend and this is our first win together. I just need to thank my family and crew for giving me the opportunity to do this. We’ll try to double-up tomorrow night.”

Despite his ability to make the bottom lane around Attica Raceway Park work during late stages of the main event, Sheldon Haudenschild would be forced to settle for second. The son of legendary Jac Haudenschild raced in the runner-up position for 29 circuits, desperately attempting to work his way around leader Cody Darrah. The Wooster, Ohio native inched his way within less than a car-length of Darrah, but would not clear the #89.

“I was running second and tried a few things” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “(Cody) was mostly on the top and cheating it a little bit. I just tried to slow down a little bit and make the bottom work. I got right up to his bumper at one point but couldn’t really do anything. He was good all night so congratulations to him.”

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild would finish third after starting third on the A-main grid. The 28-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions winner over the course of his career raced in the final podium position throughout the entire main event. Cole Duncan would rally four positions to finish fourth after starting on the outside of row four. Current UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point leader Dale Blaney rounded out the evening’s top-five after starting 13th.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition later this evening, Saturday, September 5, back at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio for the second half of the “Attica Ambush” weekend. The regional travelers will battle the best in Ohio for a $5,000 top prize on Saturday night; helping Attica Raceway Park officially close-out its 2015 season.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3:30PM on Saturday, September 5, with main gates swinging open at 4:00PM. Competition is set to hit the racing surface at 7:00PM. Those seeking additional information should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results - Attica Raceway Park - Friday, September 4, 2015:

Entrants: 33

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 12.244 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Rob Chaney

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Andrew Palker

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cap Henry

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Sheldon Haudenschild

JE Pistons Dash: Cody Darrah

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cody Darrah

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Jac Haudenschild

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Andrew Palker

Qualifying

1.73-Jac Haudenschild, 12.244; 2.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.388; 3.6M-Max Stambaugh, 12.413; 4.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.448; 5.19-Chris Andrews, 12.510; 6.97-Dean Jacobs, 12.561; 7.91-Cale Thomas, 12.562; 8.22-Cole Duncan, 12.588; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.637; 10.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.665; 11.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.672; 12.68G-Tyler Gunn, 12.680; 13.23JR-Jack Sodeman, 12.680; 14.1-Dale Blaney, 12.738; 15.21-Cap Henry, 12.769; 16.89-Cody Darrah, 12.771; 17.5-Byron Reed, 12.809; 18.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.833; 19.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.834; 20.94-Ryan Smith, 12.854; 21.45L-Brian Lay, 12.881; 22.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.960; 23.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.968; 24.4-Danny Smith, 13.016; 25.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.051; 26.8M-TJ Michael, 13.054; 27.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.059; 28.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.069; 29.5T-Travis Philo, 13.105; 30.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.168; 31.3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.330; 32.40i-Mark Imler, 13.886; 33.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 99.200;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[1] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[4] ; 5. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 2. 73-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 6. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[1]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 21-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[7] ; 8. 40i-Mark Imler[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 19-Chris Andrews[3] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[8]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 73-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[2] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[9] ; 6. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3] ; 7. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 10. 21-Cap Henry[10]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 7. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 10. 5K-Adam Kekich[6] ; 11. 40i-Mark Imler[11]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 73-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[8] ; 5. 1-Dale Blaney[13] ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman[11] ; 9. 91-Cale Thomas[12] ; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[20] ; 11. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 12. 16-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 13. 21-Cap Henry[10] ; 14. 59-Danny Holtgraver[24] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[9] ; 16. 45L-Brian Lay[23] ; 17. 94-Ryan Smith[22] ; 18. 10H-Chad Kemenah[16] ; 19. 9-Jordan Ryan[18] ; 20. 5T-Travis Philo[25] ; 21. 5-Byron Reed[17] ; 22. 9x-Rob Chaney[7] ; 23. 8M-TJ Michael[19] ; 24. 68G-Tyler Gunn[15] ; 25. 45-Tim Shaffer[21]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Inclement Weather Forces Millstream Cancelation

UNOH All Star Action Resumes Labor Day Weekend

Findlay, Ohio (August 23, 2015) - With strong storms moving into the Findlay, Ohio area just after 6:30PM, and more weather forecasted for the rest of the evening, UNOH All Star officials were forced to cancel Sunday night’s UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions program at Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The event was scheduled to end a three-day stretch for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions through Michigan and Ohio. The program will not be rescheduled. Please visit www.millstreamspeedway.net for more details regarding the rain check policy. Passes can be mailed in or used for the September 27 program at Millstream Speedway.

UNOH All Star travelers will enjoy a weekend away from competition before returning to action for three consecutive events during Labor Day weekend. The Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio will host UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition on Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5. “Ohio’s Finest Racing” facility will award $3,000 on Friday night, all before capping off their “Attica Ambush” weekend with a $5,000 payday on Saturday, September 5. The Labor Day weekend tripleheader will conclude with action at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio on Sunday, September 6. Wayne County Speedway will award $5,000 on Sunday night.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Caleb Griffith Earns Butler All Star Win with Last Corner Pass Weekend Concludes with Millstream Speedway Later This Evening

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer

All Star Circuit of Champions altmeyer119@gmail.com

Quincy, MI (August 22, 2015) - Steve Kinser was a half-turn away from celebrating a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Michigan sweep on Saturday night, August 22, at the Butler Speedway near Quincy, Michigan, but was halted just before the celebration could begin. Caleb Griffith, a Castalia, Ohio native and former Attica Raceway Park track champion, ended Steve Kinser’s brief Michigan reign with a last corner pass to earn a second-career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory. It was Griffith’s first UNOH All Star main event win of the 2015 season. The pilot of the Marshall Motorsports #33M collected $5,000 for his efforts at Butler Speedway.

“I love coming here” said Caleb Griffith, “When the race started, I felt like we were a little too free. We backed up a little bit and got passed by a few guys. As the race went on, I started to find an area to race on above the groove where the cushion used to be. I started to get better and figured out it wasn’t as hard on my tires. I thought I was going to get Greg (Wilson) before that caution came out. He got away from me a little bit after we went back to green, but I ended up getting a great run off of turn two on the white flag lap to pass him. I figured it was time to go for it and try to get around Steve (Kinser), also.”

Caleb Griffith started third on the main event grid and raced inside the top-five during the entire 30-lap distance. After dropping as far back as fifth in the running order, Griffith worked his way back into third by lap 22; just before the event’s first and only caution on lap 26. Griffith would advance two more positions during the remaining four circuits; eventually working under the #W20 of Greg Wilson for second with a diamond move off of turn one on the white flag lap.

The winning move occurred in the final corner when Griffith drove low into turn three and successfully worked under Steve Kinser. Griffith out-raced the 20-time World of Outlaws champion toward the checkers; becoming the third different UNOH All Star winner at Butler Speedway in the last three starts. Kinser, who led the first 29 laps of the 30-lap main event, would settle for second, followed by fourth starting Greg Wilson. The top-three finishers would face periods of heavy lapped traffic throughout the entire contest.

“I’ve been watching Steve Kinser race since I was five or six years old” said Caleb Griffith, “To get around him like that for the win is pretty big. I think I’ve only been here (Butler Speedway) twice. We ran second the first time and we won here tonight. I love coming here.”

Cody Darrah would improve two positions to finish fourth on Saturday night after starting on the outside of row three. It was a second consecutive fourth place finish for the Red Lion, Pennsylvania native in the state of Michigan. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer rounded out the evening’s top-five finishers after starting eighth. Like Darrah, it was a second consecutive fifth place finish for the Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native in the “Wolverine State.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-race swing through Michigan and Ohio on Sunday evening, August 23, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The traditional Sunday night program will feature a $5,000-to-win main event, concluding a $15,000 swing for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Cody Darrah is the most recent winner at the newly reopened half-mile dirt oval; conquering competition back on Sunday, July 5, 2015. The UNOH All Stars will make a third and final Millstream Speedway appearance of 2015 later this season on Sunday, September 27.

Pit gates are scheduled to open no later than 1:00PM on Sunday afternoon, August 23. The UNOH All Star drivers meeting is slated for 5:00PM; sprint car warm ups will hit the racing surface at approximately 5:30PM. For more details, please visit Millstream Speedway live on the web at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results - Butler Speedway - Saturday, August 22, 2015:

Entrants: 33

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cody Darrah - 12.080 seconds

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Parker Price-Miller

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jared Horstman

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Tim Shaffer

JE Pistons Dash: Steve Kinser

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Steve Kinser (2nd)

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith

Qualifying

1.89-Cody Darrah, 12.080; 2.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.175; 3.11-Steve Kinser, 12.247; 4.22-Cole Duncan, 12.303; 5.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.379; 6.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.417; 7.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.430; 8.5T-Travis Philo, 12.440; 9.1-Dale Blaney, 12.465; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.474; 11.38-Jared Horstman, 12.530; 12.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.546; 13.35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.549; 14.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.560; 15.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.562; 16.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.696; 17.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 12.734; 18.4K-Kody Kinser, 12.768; 19.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.777; 20.49-Tanner Thorson, 12.811; 21.4H-Tracy Hines, 12.817; 22.6M-Max Stambaugh, 12.868; 23.35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.869; 24.4-Danny Smith, 12.932; 25.94-Ryan Smith, 12.944; 26.2L-Logan Forler, 13.029; 27.7-Nic Rogers, 13.196; 28.27-Shelby Bilton, 13.213; 29.12J-Tyler Moore, 13.369; 30.19-Joe Kubiniec, 13.552; 31.51-Roger Campbell, 13.651; 32.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.818; 33.27K-Ryan Kirkendall, 13.921;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 6. 7-Nic Rogers[8] ; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[1] ; 8. 19-Joe Kubiniec[9] ; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 38-Jared Horstman[2] ; 2. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[1] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 4. 12J-Tyler Moore[8] ; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 7. 49-Tanner Thorson[6] ; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 5. 33M-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 6. 35R-Ronnie Blair[5] ; 7. 27-Shelby Bilton[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 5. 51-Roger Campbell[6] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 8. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[8]

Dash 1 - (1 Laps)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 2. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[4] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 38-Jared Horstman[8] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[5] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[10] ; 9. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 10. 22-Cole Duncan[7]

B-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair[2] ; 3. 49-Tanner Thorson[4] ; 4. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 5. 19-Joe Kubiniec[10] ; 6. 27-Shelby Bilton[9] ; 7. 7-Nic Rogers[8] ; 8. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[3] ; 9. 4H-Tracy Hines[5] ; 10. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[12] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 12. 25M-Ken Mackey[11] ; 13. 2L-Logan Forler[13]

A-Main 1 - (0 Laps)

1. 33M-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[4] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7] ; 8. 22-Cole Duncan[10] ; 9. 1-Dale Blaney[11] ; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[15] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[12] ; 13. 94-Ryan Smith[17] ; 14. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[21] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[18] ; 16. 12J-Tyler Moore[16] ; 17. 35R-Ronnie Blair[22] ; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[9] ; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah[14] ; 20. 51-Roger Campbell[20] ; 21. 4K-Kody Kinser[19] ; 22. 49-Tanner Thorson[23] ; 23. 6M-Max Stambaugh[24] ; 24. 38-Jared Horstman[5]

Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

“King Kinser” Wins Against the All Stars at I-96 Speedway and Ends Blaney’s Win Streak

UNOH All Star Action Moves Ahead to Butler Speedway Tonight

Lake Odessa, MI (August 21, 2015) - Bloomington, Indiana’s Steve Kinser continued his long-lasting kingship on Friday night by winning the 35-lap UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Formally known as “The King” to the entire sprint car community, Steve Kinser earned the $5,000 victory in great fashion; holding off rising star Sheldon Haudenschild and Pittsburgh native Danny Holtgraver to ultimately end Dale Blaney’s five-race UNOH All Star win streak. The pilot of the familiar Bad Boy Buggies, Tony Stewart Racing, #11 is now tied with Doug Wolfgang and Danny Lasoski for 12th on the all-time UNOH All Star win list with 37 victories. The win was a career-first at I-96 Speedway during UNOH All Star competition.

“I just want to thank my entire crew” said Steve Kinser, “They gave me a great car here tonight and it was fantastic to drive. Even when we got caught up in traffic, we were able to drive right through it. Just a great night all together for us.”

Steve Kinser started third on the main event grid and would soon take command of the field after pole sitter Dustin Daggett drove off of the speedway on the opening lap. The 20-time World of Outlaws champion maintained the top spot the entire distance; surviving four cautions, the last with 13 laps remaining, and periods of lapped traffic to secure his place in victory lane.

Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild raced into the runner-up position after starting on the outside of row two. The three-time UNOH All Star winner in 2015 chased “The King” the entire 35-lap distance. Even after countless attempts to use lapped traffic as an advantage, Haudenschild would fail to reel-in Kinser. The podium finish now gives Haudenschild ten UNOH All Star top-five finishes in 2015.

“This car has been great to drive the last few months” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “Ever since Bonzai jumped on board with us, things have been great. Everyone works hard and I can’t thank them enough. Just happy with how things are going.”

Danny Holtgraver, who started on the outside of the front row, would join Sheldon Haudenschild in the pursuit to catch “The King” soon after the start, but came home two positions short. The former Lernerville Speedway track champion drove the Phoenix Racing #59 to a third place finish at I-96 Speedway; a second consecutive third place finish during UNOH All Star competition.

“We are excited to be up here again” said Danny Holtgraver about his podium finish, “This season has been tough to say the least. Had a lot of trouble getting comfortable in the car, but things are finally starting to click and it feels incredible. Hopefully we can keep this going the rest of the weekend and season.”

Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah would rally two positions to finish fourth in the running order on Friday night. Former series champion Tim Shaffer rounded out the evening’s top-five finishers after starting in row five.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead to the Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan tonight.. For a second consecutive night, the UNOH All Star travelers will battle the competitive Michigan locals and other outside invaders for a $5,000 top prize. Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney is the most recent UNOH All Star main event winner at the Quincy oval; capturing the $5,000 top prize on August 16, 2014. Blaney is also the all-time leading feature winner at Butler Speedway during UNOH All Star competition. “The Low Rider” has four main event wins.

Pit gates will be open all day at Butler Speedway, with pit windows officially opening at 4:00PM. The driver’s meeting is scheduled for 5:30PM and racing at 6:00PM. Please visit Butler Speedway live on the web at www.butlerspeedway.net for more details.

Contingency Awards/Results - I-96 Speedway - Friday, August 21, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Steve Kinser - 13.823

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Ruhl

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Logan Forler

JE Pistons Dash: Dustin Daggett

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Steve Kinser

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Joe Kubiniec

Qualifying

1.11-Steve Kinser, 13.823; 2.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.902; 3.89-Cody Darrah, 13.904; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.918; 5.94-Ryan Smith, 13.976; 6.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.998; 7.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 14.003; 8.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.148; 9.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 14.183; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.205; 11.5T-Travis Philo, 14.241; 12.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.245; 13.2L-Logan Forler, 14.333; 14.4K-Kody Kinser, 14.411; 15.22-Cole Duncan, 14.455; 16.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.471; 17.4-Danny Smith, 14.473; 18.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.519; 19.71H-Brad Lamberson, 14.520; 20.38-Jared Horstman, 14.586; 21.25M-Ken Mackey, 14.828; 22.19-Joe Kubiniec, 14.940; 23.5QB-Quentin Blonde, 14.954; 24.51-Roger Campbell, 15.140; 25.7-Nic Rogers, 15.172; 26.27-Shelby Bilton, 15.253; 27.4X-Craig Karazim, 15.675; 28.27K-Ryan Kirkendall, 15.945; 29.19M-Brett Mann, 99.540;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 5. 4K-Kody Kinser[5] ; 6. 19-Joe Kubiniec[8] ; 7. 27-Shelby Bilton[9] ; 8. 25M-Ken Mackey[7] ; 9. 71H-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 10. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[10]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 9. 4X-Craig Karazim[10] ; 10. 38-Jared Horstman[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 2L-Logan Forler[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 6. 51-Roger Campbell[7] ; 7. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[6] ; 8. 7-Nic Rogers[8]

Dash 1 - (1 Laps)

1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 7. 2L-Logan Forler[4] ; 8. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 38-Jared Horstman[3] ; 2. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 4. 27-Shelby Bilton[7] ; 5. 4X-Craig Karazim[8] ; 6. 25M-Ken Mackey[4] ; 7. 27K-Ryan Kirkendall[9] ; 8. 7-Nic Rogers[6] ; 9. 5QB-Quentin Blonde[5] ; 10. 71H-Brad Lamberson[10]

A-Main 1 - (35 Laps)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[12] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 9. 2M-Dustin Daggett[1] ; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[21] ; 11. 2L-Logan Forler[7] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[20] ; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11] ; 14. 51-Roger Campbell[18] ; 15. 19-Joe Kubiniec[16] ; 16. 38-Jared Horstman[19] ; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker[15] ; 18. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[8] ; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[14] ; 20. 27-Shelby Bilton[22] ; 21. 25M-Ken Mackey[24] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[17] ; 23. 4K-Kody Kinser[13] ; 24. 4X-Craig Karazim[23]

Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

UNOH All Stars Ready to Rumble in Michigan and Ohio Blaney In Charge with 227 Point Lead

Indianapolis, IN (August 19, 2015) - After spending two weeks away from UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition to allow teams to focus on events at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, the UNOH All Star travelers will return to the series schedule this Friday through Sunday for a trio of events throughout Michigan and Ohio. The upcoming weekend will feature back-to-back events in the state of Michigan on Friday, August 21, and Saturday, August 22, followed by a short trip south to the “Buckeye State” for a one night stand on Sunday, August 23. Each of the three scheduled programs will award $5,000 to the main event winner.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will ignite their upcoming weekend with competition at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan on Friday evening, August 21. It has been over 15 years since the UNOH All Stars last visited the Lake Odessa venue, with Helena, Ohio’s Phil Gressman earning the victory lane appearance back on July 22, 2000.

Action will resume on Saturday evening, August 22, back in the “Wolverine State” at the Butler Speedway near Quincy, Michigan. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions have yet to visit Butler in 2015, but made two visits during the 2014 season. Current series point leader Dale Blaney is the most recent UNOH All Star winner at Butler Speedway; conquering main event action back on August 16, 2014. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver also earned UNOH All Star high honors at Butler Speedway during the 2014 campaign.

The three-race weekend will come to a close on Sunday evening, August 23, at the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The recently reopened facility hosted the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions once already in 2015, with Red Lion, Pennsylvania native Cody Darrah picking up the $5,000 top prize back on July 5, 2015. “America’s Series” has made 51 appearances at Millstream Speedway since its first visit in 1982, making Millstream a true staple in the UNOH All Star tradition. The half-mile dirt oval will close-out the weekend for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions this Sunday night.

Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions into Michigan on Friday evening. The defending series champion, and eleven-time feature winner in 2015, holds a 227 point advantage in the current standings over Cody Darrah. Darrah, pilot of the familiar J&K Salvage, #89 entry, will enter the weekend with two feature victories on the year, as well as 12 top-five and 20 top-ten finishes. Former series champion Chad Kemenah will enter the weekend third in the updated standings, followed by 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion Greg Wilson. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer, also a former series titlist, will roll through the gates at I-96 Speedway fifth in the current championship chase.

I-96 Speedway pit gates are scheduled to open at 4:00PM on Friday, August 21. General admission will open doors at 5:30PM, followed by hot laps and qualifying at approximately 6:30PM. Please visit www.i96speedway.com for more information.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 4:00PM on Saturday, August 22, at Butler Speedway. Warm ups are slated for 6:00PM and racing set for 7:30PM. Check out Butler Speedway live on the web at www.butlerspeedway.net for more updated information.

Millstream Speedway will open its gates at 3:00PM on Sunday afternoon, August 23, followed by an autograph session at 4:30PM, hot laps at 5:30PM and racing at 6:30PM. Additional news can be found online at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official

Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Dale Blaney Claims 2nd Annual “Sprint Monster” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway

Fifth Consecutive UNOH All Star Victory for “The Low Rider”

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer

All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com

724-954-4915

Imperial, PA (August 2, 2015) – Dale Blaney earned a fifth consecutive UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory on Sunday evening, August 2, at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania. “The Low Rider” conquered “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” during the 2nd annual “Sprint Monster” on Sunday night and collected $5,000 for his efforts. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1 earned top honors after starting fourth on the main event grid. Blaney would make the winning move around early race leader Tim Shaffer just before the halfway point of the non-stop 25-lapper; eventually opening up to a demanding lead during the remaining circuits to help cap off a “clean sweep” weekend in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The “Sprint Monster” victory makes 11 UNOH All Star wins on the season for Dale Blaney, with his career mark reaching 126. It was the third night in a row that UNOH All Star feature competition would go caution free.

“Right now this car is really easy to drive” Dale Blaney said, “My guys give me a great car every night. (Pittsburgh) is really fun. I’m glad they decided to do a little track prep before our feature tonight. You could run anywhere on the race track, although the top was definitely the place to be in order to keep your speed up. Hats off to everyone at (Pittsburgh). They gave us a great surface to race on. Hopefully we put on a good show for them.”

Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah would improve one position during feature competition to finish second in the running order. The former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series competitor, who follows the UNOH All Star schedule full-time in 2015, started third on the evening grid and would make his move into the runner-up position around Tim Shaffer with 12 laps in the books. Despite his ability to navigate traffic and maintain momentum on the top shelf of the speedway, Darrah would not be able to track down Dale Blaney. The J&K Salvage #89 team would lose a significant amount of engine power as a result of a dropped cylinder during feature action.

“I’m really happy to drive this car”, said Cody Darrah, “I just want to thank my guys who work on this car. They work really hard. I don’t get a chance to help them as much as I should so I appreciate everything they do. We had a really good car tonight. I thought I had something for Dale (Blaney) but we ended up dropping a cylinder. We are going to go back to the shop and just keep digging.”

Perhaps the most impressive performance of the evening was that of Pittsburgh’s own Danny Holtgraver. “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver rallied from a 14th starting position to finish third in the main event. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native charged his way into a top-three running position by the 18th circuit. The driver of the Phoenix Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, DKW Transport, #59 also earned the “Hard Charger” award after putting on a passing clinic.

“Oh man, this feels incredible” said Danny Holtgraver, “This has been the toughest year of my life. I can’t thank everyone enough for sticking behind me and this race team. I needed this one big time. It feels so good just to be back standing up here. Tonight was just awesome. They gave us a great race track. I’m the happiest I have been in a long time.”

21 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions “410” sprint cars made the call on Sunday evening at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Dale Blaney earned the fastest time of the night during Lincoln Electric qualifying time trials. The defending UNOH All Star champion stopped the clocks with an official time of 18.320 seconds around the “P.P.M.S.” half-mile, dirt oval. Ryan Smith, Scott Priester and Greg Wilson each earned victories during UNOH All Star heat race competition. The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer earned the evening’s JE Pistons dash victory.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will not return to competition until Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 21-23, with an action packed swing through areas of Michigan and northwestern Ohio. The regional travelers will make a stop at the I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan on Friday night, August 21. The Butler Speedway in Quincy, Michigan will host the UNOH All Stars the following evening on Saturday, August 22. The three-race weekend will conclude with a visit to the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio on Sunday night, August 23. All three events will pay $5,000 to the main event winner.

Despite having a two week break before returning to UNOH All Star commitments, full-time series travelers will have the opportunity to participate in the 55th annual FVP Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The four day sprint car spectacle will take shape on August 12-15, 2015; welcoming the world’s greatest sprint car drivers for an opportunity to earn the world’s greatest sprint car prize. The “best of the best” will make their way west toward the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” for a shot at the coveted $150,000 top prize.

Contingency Awards/Results - Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway - Sunday, August 2, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Dale Blaney – 18.320

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Ryan Smith

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Scott Priester

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Wilson

JE Pistons Dash: Tim Shaffer

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Danny Holtgraver

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (12th place)

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith

Qualifying

1.1-Dale Blaney, 18.320; 2.40-Caleb Helms, 18.457; 3.98H-Dave Blaney, 18.659; 4.45-Tim Shaffer, 18.683; 5.89-Cody Darrah, 18.708; 6.10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.722; 7.94-Ryan Smith, 18.732; 8.W20-Greg Wilson, 18.830; 9.57X-Andrew Palker, 18.857; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 18.932; 11.15-Scott Priester, 18.937; 12.13-Brandon Matus, 19.064; 13.59-Danny Holtgraver, 19.075; 14.2-AJ Flick, 19.174; 15.4-Danny Smith, 19.207; 16.2L-Ed Lynch Jr., 19.236; 17.O8-Dan Kuriger, 19.312; 18.5T-Travis Philo, 19.332; 19.4W-Eric Williams, 19.579; 20.33-Brent Matus, 19.774; 21.8-David Smith, 99.990;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[6] ; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 15-Scott Priester[2] ; 2. 13-Brandon Matus[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 2-AJ Flick[5] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 4W-Eric Williams[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 3. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 5. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[5] ; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger[6]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[5] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[2] ; 6. 15-Scott Priester[6] ; 7. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[7]

A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney[10] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[9] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[8] ; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 10. 2L-Ed Lynch Jr.[15] ; 11. 2-AJ Flick[11] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 14. 5T-Travis Philo[17] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 16. 15-Scott Priester[6] ; 17. 33-Brent Matus[19] ; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger[16] ; 19. 4W-Eric Williams[18] ; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[20]

Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Dale Blaney Wins "Open Wheel Championship" Worth $10,000 at Atomic Speedway!

Weekend Continues Tonight at Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio (August 1, 2015) - Dale Blaney earned his tenth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory of the 2015 season on Saturday night, August 1, during the “Open Wheel Championship” at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. It was a fourth consecutive UNOH All Star victory for the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1 operation, with Blaney now increasing his career win total to 125 with the series. Blaney earned $10,000 for his “Open Wheel Championship” finale win on Saturday night; valuing his weekend win total to $15,000 thus far. “The Low Rider” opened the UNOH All Star weekend with an “Open Wheel Championship” preliminary victory at Atomic Speedway on Friday night, July 31.

“I’m at a loss for words right now” said Dale Blaney, “We’ve been having a great time. Everyone involved with this race team is awesome. We’re going to try to stay competitive and keep this going. Our plan is to head to Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania Motor Speedway) tomorrow and put ourselves in another great position. We haven’t lost too many races in this car. There’s a big race coming up in a couple weeks so hopefully we can go out west and put ourselves in a good position and do the best we can.”

“The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser and Chillicothe, Ohio native Ryan Broughton paced the “Open Wheel Championship” starting grid to green on Saturday night. Kinser controlled the first few circuits before losing command to Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild with five laps in the books. Haudenschild, who started on the outside of row two, maintained the top spot for much of the 35-lap main event. The three-time UNOH All Star winner in 2015 navigated heavy traffic on the very rim of the speedway before being tracked down by the “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith and third row starter Dale Blaney. Blaney, the all-time win leader with the UNOH All Stars, would find his mark through the middle of the speedway and work around Ryan Smith for second with 26 laps recorded. “The Low Rider” made his winning move around the outside of Sheldon Haudenschild with 32 laps on the counter. Blaney, the defending UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist and current point leader, led the remaining three circuits to earn his place back in Atomic Speedway victory lane. Ryan Smith followed Blaney around Sheldon Haudenschild in the closing laps to finish second; Haudenschild would hold on to claim the last spot on the podium. Cale Thomas and “The Bulldog” Kevin Swindell completed the top-five. There were 42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars entered for action on Saturday, August 1. The entire 35-lap main event went caution free.

Dale Blaney kicked off the “Open Wheel Championship” weekend at Atomic Speedway with a dominating victory on Friday night, July 31. “The Low Rider” earned the $5,000 payday after starting on the inside of the fourth row. Sheldon Haudenschild, who started on the pole as a result of earning the evening’s JE Pistons Dash victory, controlled the first 15 laps of the 30-lap main event before losing the top spot to eventual winner, Dale Blaney. Blaney would set the pace for the remaining 15 laps; ultimately winning his ninth UNOH All Star victory of the 2015 season and the 124th of his career. Sheldon Haudenschild would hang on to finish in the runner-up position, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan and seventh row starter, Greg Wilson. The main event would go uninterrupted for the entire 30-lap distance. There were 39 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions “410” sprint cars signed in for competition on July 31.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania tonight. The 2nd annual “Sprint Monster” is on the agenda at “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” with a $5,000 top prize up for grabs. The UNOH All Stars last visited Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway back on June 6, 2015. It was Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson earning the spoils after 25 laps of main event competition. The former UNOH All Star champion held off Dale Blaney and Cole Duncan for a career-first victory at the half-mile.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2 at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, with general admission gates opening at 4:00 p.m. UNOH All Star warm-ups are scheduled to hit the track at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Contingency Awards/Results - Atomic Speedway - Friday, July 31, 2015

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 12.142

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Kory Crabtree

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Steve Kinser

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Sheldon Haudenschild

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Cole Duncan

JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Randy Hannagan

A-Main (30 Laps): 1. 1-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3]; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[14]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6]; 7. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[5]; 8. 3G-James McFadden[15]; 9. 11-Steve Kinser[2]; 10. 94-Ryan Smith[18]; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[12]; 12. 91-Cale Thomas[13]; 13. 60K-Kory Crabtree[9]; 14. 35R-Ron Blair[10]; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan[22]; 16. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[21]; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney[17]; 18. 9X-Rob Chaney[11]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo[20]; 20. 56R-Ryan Myers[8]; 21. 59-Danny Holtgraver[19]; 22. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[24]; 23. 4-Danny Smith[23]; 24. 57X-Andrew Palker[25]; 25. 78-Todd Kane[16]

Contingency Awards/Results - Atomic Speedway - Saturday, August 1, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sheldon Haudenschild - 11.763

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Chad Kemenah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dale Blaney

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Smith

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Cale Thomas

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #5: Ryan Broughton

JE Pistons Dash: Steve Kinser

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

MSD A-Main 3rd Place Finisher: Sheldon Haudenschild

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Greg Wilson

Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Kory Crabtree

A-Main - (35 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 5. 13-Kevin Swindell[7] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[9] ; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton[2] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[8] ; 9. 3G-James McFadden[16] ; 10. W20-Greg Wilson[22] ; 11. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[14] ; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 13. 59-Danny Holtgraver[10] ; 14. 11N-Randy Hannagan[13] ; 15. 60K-Kory Crabtree[20] ; 16. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 17. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[23] ; 18. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs[17] ; 20. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[21] ; 21. 9x-Rob Chaney[15] ; 22. 89-Cody Darrah[19] ; 23. 56R-Ryan Myers[24] ; 24. 5T-Travis Philo[25] ; 25. 6M-Jac Haudenschild[18]

Find full text results from each and every UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

 

Atomic Speedway Doubleheader and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway Next for the UNOH All Stars

Dale Blaney Continues to Control Championship Standings

Indianapolis, IN (July 29th, 2015) - The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will visit familiar territory during the upcoming weekend, headlining competition in areas of southern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. The series will visit two different dirt ovals in two different states this Friday through Sunday, with action set to begin on Friday evening, July 31st at the Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio. Competition will continue on Saturday, August 1st back at the Atomic Speedway oval. The weekend will conclude the following evening, August 2nd, on “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania.

“We go from one extreme to the next this weekend” said UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, “Atomic Speedway is known for it’s ‘elbows up’ style of racing. Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway is a big, wide half-mile oval that holds a lot of speed. Both facilities hold their own level excitement. It is a pretty diverse schedule for the travelers, but I’m sure they are ready for it. We are excited to get back to both.”

The Friday night card at Atomic Speedway will feature a full UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions program with $5,000 on the line. “Open Wheel Championships” competition will continue at the Atomic high-banks on Saturday evening, August 1st, with the winner’s share increased to $10,000. An impressive 75 UNOH All Star main events have been contested at Atomic Speedway, known for a long period as K-C Raceway, over the last 36 racing seasons. Dale Blaney is the most recent UNOH All Star main event winner at the southern Ohio oval. “The Lowrider” earned high honors back on June 24th, 2015 during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition will continue during the upcoming weekend on Sunday, August 2nd at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway near Imperial, Pennsylvania. The sprawling half-mile oval will host the talented field of regional travelers, as well as a competitive local turnout, for the 2nd annual “Sprint Monster.” A $5,000 top prize will be awarded during the Sunday night program with Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson seeking a second consecutive “P.P.M.S.” UNOH All Star victory. The 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion earned the most recent UNOH All Star victory at Pittsburgh back on June 6th, 2015.

Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions into the weekend with a demanding 169 point lead in the current championship standings. Blaney holds down the top spot with eight UNOH All Star victories on the year, as well as 20 top-five and 28 top-ten finishes. Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah will enter the weekend second in the current championship chase, followed by former series champion Chad Kemenah.

Atomic Speedway gates are scheduled to open at 4:30PM on Friday and Saturday, with Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway gates scheduled to open at 4:00PM. For additional information on each event, visit their respective websites at www.atomicspeedway.net and www.ppms.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Dale Blaney Sweeps Weekend; Beats UNOH All Stars and IRA at Wilmot Raceway

Triple-Header in Ohio and Pennsylvania Next for UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

Wilmot, WI (July 25th, 2015) - Dale Blaney concluded the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions road trip through Michigan and Wisconsin with yet another main event victory; this time during the All Star/IRA “Sprintacular” at the Wilmot Raceway near Wilmot, Wisconsin. The current UNOH All Star point leader earned the $5,000 “Sprintacular” payday on Saturday, July 25th, over a stacked field of 38 Bumper-to-Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars. Blaney survived two cautions during main event competition, as well as periods of heavy lapped traffic and a last-ditch effort slide job by Cody Darrah to earn his eighth UNOH All Star victory of the 2015 season. “The Lowrider” now has 123 career series victories.

“It was a pretty good night for us” said Blaney, “I just want to thank all of my guys. They work really hard and give me a great car. It’s always special to get back to victory lane.”

Dale Blaney and Blake Nimee led the field to green at Wilmot Raceway. Nimee, who entered the evening sixth in the current IRA Outlaw Sprint Series point standings, controlled the first four circuits of the 30-lap program before losing the top spot to Dale Blaney. The pilot of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1 paced the field until the main event’s first caution on lap ten for Ryan Irwin.

Green flag conditions would return with Dale Blaney setting the tone out front. Cody Darrah, who started sixth on the main event grid, worked his way forward and chased Blaney for the next 13 laps; navigating heavy traffic until the caution lights reappeared for Kyle Martin with 23 laps in the books. Blaney brought the field back to green once again with only seven circuits remaining. Despite clean air and an open track for the defending UNOH All Star champion, Darrah still managed to keep pace with “The Lowrider” and would attempt one last slide job to take over the top spot with less than five laps remaining. Darrah, a Red Lion, Pennsylvania native, completed the textbook slider, but could not make it stick, as Blaney was able to drive back around the familiar J&K Salvage, #89. Blaney would go on to win the All Star/IRA “Sprintacular” at Wilmot Raceway with Cody Darrah hanging on to finish second.

“We just tried to fill the holes” said Blaney, “I knew Cody (Darrah) was going to work as hard as he could to get around me. I just tried to make myself wide and fill in all of the holes.”

“We had a good night tonight and a pretty good weekend all together” Darrah said, “The track was pretty tricky tonight. The cushion was a little too technical for me to make it work. Hats off to my guys. They work hard and it shows.”

Greg Wilson, the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion, rallied from fifth to finish third at Wilmot Raceway. “The Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith would roll home where he started on Saturday night and cross under the checkers fourth in the running order. Early leader Blake Nimee completed the top-five.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead and prepare for a three-race stretch in Ohio and Pennsylvania on July 31st - August 2nd. The Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio will host the regional travelers on Friday, July 31st and Saturday, August 1st for the “Open Wheel Championships.” The two-day marquee event will feature back-to-back UNOH All Star programs with Friday paying $5,000 to the main event winner, followed by a $10,000 grand prize being awarded on Saturday evening, August 1st. The long weekend will conclude on Sunday, August 2nd with a visit to Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania. Be sure to stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com for more information regarding these events.

Full Results: Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, Wisconsin - Saturday, July 25th, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer 13.513

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cody Darrah

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Smith

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Wilson

Kistler Engines Heat #4: Travis Philo

JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney

Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

Qualifying

1.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.513; 2.1-Dale Blaney, 13.588; 3.5T-Travis Philo, 13.601; 4.10H-Chad Kemanah, 13.634; 5.6R-Bill Rose, 13.679; 6.94-Ryan Smith, 13.693; 7.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.724; 8.35-Ben Schmidt, 13.736; 9.48H-Mike Reinke, 13.753; 10.70-Raymond Hensley, 13.784; 11.89-Cody Darrah, 13.790; 12.14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 13.825; 13.1M-Phillip Mock, 13.827; 14.5J-Jeremy Schultz, 13.834; 15.79-Blake Nimee, 13.856; 16.11K-Rick Kelsey, 13.966; 17.56-Ryan Irwin, 14.007; 18.4K-Kris Spitz, 14.051; 19.19-Todd Daun, 14.113; 20.4-Danny Smith, 14.116; 21.4B-Scott Biertzer, 14.129; 22.53W-Bill Wirth, 14.131; 23.99-Kyle Martin, 14.145; 24.0-Johnny Fahl, 14.159; 25.64-Scotty Thiel, 14.160; 26.2W-Scotty Neitzel, 14.165; 27.12W-Josh Walter, 14.186; 28.44-Jason Johnson, 14.197; 29.41-Dennis Spitz, 14.209; 30.23-Russel Borland, 14.298; 31.8A-Nick Alden, 14.319; 32.68-Dave Uttech, 14.345; 33.12-Mike Decker, 14.374; 34.10V-Matt Vandervere, 14.522; 35.38-Allen Hafford, 14.577; 36.2B-Jimmy Sivia, 14.949; 37.43-Jereme Schroeder, 15.037; 38.7-Scott Uttech, 31.082;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 35-Ben Schmidt[3] ; 4. 99-Kyle Martin[6] ; 5. 11K-Rick Kelsey[1] ; 6. 4K-Kris Spitz[5] ; 7. 8A-Nick Alden[10] ; 8. 12W-Josh Walter[8] ; 9. 41-Dennis Spitz[9] ; 10. 0-Johnny Fahl[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 79-Blake Nimee[3] ; 3. 19-Todd Daun[2] ; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer[5] ; 5. 70-Raymond Hensley[4] ; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[7] ; 7. 44-Jason Johnson[8] ; 8. 53W-Bill Wirth[6] ; 9. 12-Mike Decker[10] ; 10. 68-Dave Uttech[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemanah[4] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 4. 6R-Bill Rose[3] ; 5. 48H-Mike Reinke[5] ; 6. 23-Russel Borland[7] ; 7. 2B-Jimmy Sivia[8] ; 8. 56-Ryan Irwin[6] ; 9. 7-Scott Uttech[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[2] ; 4. 64-Scotty Thiel[6] ; 5. 1M-Phillip Mock[1] ; 6. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[5] ; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder[9] ; 8. 10V-Matt Vandervere[7] ; 9. 38-Allen Hafford[8]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 79-Blake Nimee[1] ; 3. 6R-Bill Rose[3] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemanah[7] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 10. 45-Tim Shaffer[10]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[1] ; 2. 56-Ryan Irwin[2] ; 3. 4K-Kris Spitz[3] ; 4. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[6] ; 5. 44-Jason Johnson[8] ; 6. 53W-Bill Wirth[4] ; 7. 23-Russel Borland[10] ; 8. 12W-Josh Walter[7] ; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere[14] ; 10. 68-Dave Uttech[12] ; 11. 8A-Nick Alden[11] ; 12. 2B-Jimmy Sivia[16] ; 13. 0-Johnny Fahl[5] ; 14. 12-Mike Decker[13] ; 15. 43-Jereme Schroeder[17] ; 16. 41-Dennis Spitz[9] ; 17. 38-Allen Hafford[15] ; 18. 7-Scott Uttech[18]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 5. 79-Blake Nimee[2] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemanah[7] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[10] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 9. 64-Scotty Thiel[16] ; 10. 6R-Bill Rose[3] ; 11. 5J-Jeremy Schultz[21] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 13. 35-Ben Schmidt[11] ; 14. 4B-Scott Biertzer[15] ; 15. 70-Raymond Hensley[18] ; 16. 19-Todd Daun[12] ; 17. 99-Kyle Martin[14] ; 18. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski[13] ; 19. 2W-Scotty Neitzel[24] ; 20. 1M-Phillip Mock[20] ; 21. 4K-Kris Spitz[23] ; 22. 48H-Mike Reinke[19] ; 23. 11K-Rick Kelsey[17] ; 24. 56-Ryan Irwin[22]

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

Dale Blaney Crowned “King of Michigan” at Hartford Speedway UNOH All Stars Visit Wilmot on Tonight

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer

All Star Circuit of Champions

Hartford, Michigan (July 24th, 2015) - For the seventh time in 2015, Dale Blaney finds himself in UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane. Blaney, the current series point leader who now has 122 career victories with the UNOH All Stars, earned the “King of Michigan” title on Friday evening, July 24th at the Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan. The pilot of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1 started the 25-lap main event from the pole position; eventually leading every lap of green flag competition. The defending UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist survived one caution and waves of pressure from former series champion Chad Kemenah to secure his $5,000 payday, as well as the Daido Engine Bearings contingency.

“Always feels great to get another one of these” said Blaney, “My guys work really hard and they give me a great car. They really make my job easy. Hopefully we can keep the weekend moving in the right direction and double up tomorrow night at Wilmot.”

Despite taking command on the initial start and leading every lap, Blaney would not go unchallenged. The Ohio native felt some pressure from Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah just before reaching the halfway point of the 25-lap program. Kemenah would attempt to drive underneath Blaney; showing ‘The Lowrider’ his nose wing in turns three and four on a few occasions. The only caution of the event would occur on lap-14 for a slowing Danny Smith. Blaney would resume the top spot after the caution and finish the main event without any interruptions.

“That yellow came out and calmed me down a little bit” said Blaney, “I could see Chad (Kemenah) was trying to get underneath me. That caution helped us out.”

Chad Kemenah, driver of the Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy Corp, Brilex, #10H, would hang on to finish second after starting on the outside of the front row. Dustin Daggett would rally one position during A-main competition and secure the last podium spot.

“We didn’t need that caution” said Chad Kemenah, “We were starting to get pretty good. We had a shot to get underneath Blaney. When that caution came out, we lost our momentum. I just want to thank my team and everyone involved. We’ve had our ups and downs this year but we’ll keep working hard and move forward.”

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition tonight at the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. The UNOH All Star travelers will join the Bumper to Bumper IRA Sprint Car Series during the Saturday night program; battling head-to-head for the $5,000 ‘Sprintacular’ payday. It will be the first Wilmot Raceway appearance by the UNOH All Stars in 2015, with eventual series champion Dale Blaney earning the victory during their last visit in 2014. To learn more, please visit the facility live on the web at www.wilmotraceway.com.

Full Results: Hartford Speedway - Hartford, Michigan - Friday, July 24th, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 15.941

Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Dale Blaney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kevin Thomas Kistler Engines Heat #4: Dustin Daggett JE Pistons Dash: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dale Blaney

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[6]; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[3]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 9. 9K-Kevin Thomas[9]; 10. 3G-James McFadden[12]; 11. 11R-Chase Ridenour[10]; 12. 4-Danny Smith[8]

Dash 1 (6 Laps): 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[6]; 4. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[4]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2]; 2. 4-Danny Smith[1]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 6. 11R-Chase Ridenour[7]; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[8]; 8. 9K-Kevin Thomas[6]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3]; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[5]; 6. 3G-James McFadden[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 9K-Kevin Thomas[3]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[7]; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[6]; 5. 11R-Chase Ridenour[2]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 7. 4-Danny Smith[8]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[6]; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5]

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer, 15.941; 2. 89-Cody Darrah, 16.087; 3. 1-Dale Blaney, 16.237; 4. 4-Danny Smith, 16.262; 5. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 16.297; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.337; 7. 5T-Travis Philo, 16.348; 8. 9K-Kevin Thomas, 16.431; 9. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 16.525; 10. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 16.594; 11. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.643; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 16.683; 13. 3G-James McFadden, 16.801; 14. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 17.067; 15. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 99.510

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Road Trip to Michigan and Wisconsin Next for UNOH All Stars
Greg Wilson Highest UNOH All Star Finisher at 32nd Annual Kings Royal

Indianapolis, IN (June 21st, 2015) -After joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday evening, June 18th, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will take a few days to regroup before turning their attention towards a pair of events in the Great Lakes region of the country. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Michigan and Wisconsin during their trip around the outer edges of Lake Michigan; visiting Hartford, Michigan and Wilmot, Wisconsin during their travels. Competition will kick-off on Friday evening, July 24th with the ‘King of Michigan’ program at the Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Michigan.

“We are excited for the upcoming weekend”, said Tony Stewart, All Star series owner, “Our schedule is diverse and we have the opportunity to visit a lot of different areas. We want to showcase our talent and expose our teams to a variety of sprint car enthusiasts. Hopefully our upcoming trip into Michigan and Wisconsin prove to be worthwhile for not only the fans, but also our teams making the journey.”

After their visit to the Hartford Motor Speedway on Friday night, July 24th, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will travel around the southern tip of Lake Michigan and venture just north of Chicago, Illinois to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. The stars and cars of the UNOH All Stars will highlight the racing card at Wilmot Raceway on Saturday evening, July 25th; co-sanctioning the event with the Interstate Racing Association, or IRA, for one night only. The trip to Wilmot, Wisconsin will conclude the Great Lakes doubleheader for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer is the most recent UNOH All Star main event winner at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Michigan. The former multi-time UNOH All Star champion earned the Michigan victory on July 10th, 2009. ‘The Lowrider’ Dale Blaney, who has 121 career series victories, earned UNOH All Star main event top honors during the series’ last visit to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin back on July 19th, 2014.

Dale Blaney, the all-time leading feature winner with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, will lead the regional travelers into action during the Hartford/Wilmot weekend. Blaney, pilot of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, #1, stands on top of the current UNOH All Star standings with six victories, 18 top-five and 26 top-ten finishes. Cody Darrah, former World of Outlaws ‘Rookie of the Year’ winner, finds himself second in the current standings with two UNOH All Star victories thus far in 2015, followed by former UNOH All Star champion Chad Kemenah. Kemenah has one UNOH All Star victory thus far this season; occurring at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania back on Saturday, May 2nd. Blaney has earned victories at Lernerville (PA) Speedway, Plymouth (IN) Speedway, Canandaigua (NY) Motorsports Park, Attica (OH) Raceway Park, Sharon (OH) Speedway, and Atomic (OH) Speedway during his 2015 UNOH All Star season; Darrah owns victories at the Port Royal (PA) Speedway and Millstream (OH) Speedway.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions recently entered competition at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio; appearing at the 32nd annual ‘Kings Royal’ on Saturday, July 18th. The $50,000-to-win program was worth ‘show up points’ only for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, with all of the series travelers entered for competition at ‘The Big E.’ Despite nearly five hours of delayed action as a result of continuous rain showers, it was Shane Stewart earning top honors at Eldora Speedway from a 14th starting position; collecting the $50,000 check and the royal scepter. Greg Wilson was the top UNOH All Star ‘Kings Royal’ finisher. The Benton Ridge, Ohio native finished 12th in the A-main running order. Dale Blaney, Cody Darrah and Tim Shaffer also earned ‘Kings Royal’ main event starting positions.

Those seeking additional information regarding the upcoming UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions programs can do so by visiting each of the upcoming venues live on the web; www.hartfordspeedway.net and www.wilmotraceway.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com . Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Claims 7th Annual ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ worth $10,000! Haudenschild Holds Off Ryan Smith by .021 Seconds at Sharon Speedway

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer / All Star Circuit of Champions altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Hartford, OH (July 11th, 2015) - Sheldon Haudenschild earned his third UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season on Saturday night, July 11th at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. Haudenschild, who now has four career UNOH All Star victories to his credit, earned the 7th annual ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ worth $10,000 on Saturday night at the Hartford, 3/8-mile dirt oval; becoming the seventh different winner of the prestigious event in sevens years. The Wooster, Ohio native captured the five-digit payday by a nose wing; holding off ‘The Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith by .021 seconds at the finish. Caleb Helms rounded out the podium finishers.

“I didn’t know who was coming or who was behind me” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “I didn’t know where Ryan (Smith) was at but it was definitely too close of a finish. I just want to thank Zach, Bonzai, Gary, Mom, Dad, and all of our sponsors. I’m just glad we got the win.”

Sheldon Haudenschild and Andrew Palker led the ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ field to green. Haudenschild jumped out to the early advantage; leading Andrew Palker and Lee Jacobs for the first five circuits. Ryan Smith, in his familiar Warko Group, Quality Roofing and Supply, # 94, rolled around Lee Jacobs on lap six; chasing down Andrew Palker and race leader Sheldon Haudenschild until the event’s first caution on lap seven. The caution flag was flown for Chad Kemenah and Brandon Spithaler who tangled in turn two.

Haudenschild, driving the Southern Pacific Farms, Ham Signs, Callies Performance, # 93, would bring the field back to green with Andrew Palker, Ryan Smith and Lee Jacobs in tow. Those four would race nose to tail until the evening’s first red flag was displayed on lap eight for Travis Philo. Philo rolled over between turns one and two; he would walk away unharmed.

Once again, Sheldon Haudenschild brought the field back to green flag conditions ahead of Palker, Smith and Jacobs. Haudenschild would race the next 22 laps without any cautions or interruptions; navigating heavy lapped traffic while being chased by Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith. The two-time UNOH All Star winner in 2015 made his move into the runner-up spot with 10 laps in the books. Despite Haudenschild’s torrid pace through traffic, Ryan Smith never allowed the ‘93’ to stretch his advantage; using all lanes of the racing surface, high and low, to keep up with Haudenschild.

In the mean time, Caleb Helms worked his way into the third position after starting on the inside of the third row. Helms, who was eventually followed by fifth-starter Dale Blaney, joined Ryan Smith in a pursuit to chase down Sheldon Haudenschild, but they would not succeed.

Ryan Smith raced even with Sheldon Haudenschild entering turn one on the final circuit, but fell behind the '93' exiting turn two. The former 'Pennsylvania Posse' regular would then attempt a last-ditch-effort move; diamonding off the corner in turns three and four in an attempt to out drag race Haudenschild to the finish. Haudenschild would hold off Smith’s attempt; winning by .021 seconds. Caleb Helms, Dale Blaney and Andrew Palker rounded out the top-five finishers.

It was a near perfect evening for the Sheldon Haudenschild at Sharon Speedway; earning heat race, dash and feature victories.

“This is pretty awesome” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “The ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ is definitely turning into a big event. Having Dale Blaney and Dave Blaney both here is awesome. To have the opportunity to race against them is really special; especially at an event honoring their father. This is really something to be proud of.”

There were 35 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars checked in on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway. The 35 car entry list was split into four groups of Lincoln Electric qualifying time trials, with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Cody Darrah, Jack Sodeman, Jr., Tim Shaffer, and Caleb Helms each earned ‘fast time’ during their group qualifying sessions. Jack Sodeman, Jr. earned the fastest time of the night overall during UNOH All Star Lincoln Electric qualifying; recording an official time of 12.805 seconds around the Sharon Speedway 3/8 -mile dirt oval.

Preliminary action would continue with four, eight-lap UNOH All Star heat races with the top-five finishers transferring to the 30-lap, $10,000-to-win main event. Steve Kinser, Sheldon Haudenschild, Tim Shaffer, and Lee Jacobs each earned victories during heat race competition. The six-lap dash victory went to Sheldon Haudenschild; guaranteeing the pole position for the ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ main event. Travis Philo earned the evening’s B-main victory; ending all UNOH All Star preliminary competition.

Full Results: Sharon Speedway - Hartford, Ohio - Saturday, July 11th, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jack Sodeman, Jr. - 12.805 Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Steve Kinser All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sheldon Haudenschild Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer Kistler Engines Heat #4: Lee Jacobs JE Pistons Dash: Sheldon Haudenschild

Qualifying 1.25-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.805; 2.89-Cody Darrah, 12.867; 3.98H-Dave Blaney, 12.927; 4.94-Ryan Smith, 12.950; 5.26-Tayler Malsam, 13.007; 6.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.012; 7.1-Dale Blaney, 13.025; 8.11-Steve Kinser, 13.083; 9.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.102; 10.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.120; 11.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.167; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 13.183; 13.40-Caleb Helms, 13.196; 14.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.204; 15.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.208; 16.10-Carl Bowser, 13.225; 17.7-Eric Williams, 13.238; 18.73-Jac Haudenschild, 13.375; 19.5-Justin Barger, 13.386; 20.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.407; 21.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.433; 22.13-Brandon Matus, 13.453; 23.O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.486; 24.4-Danny Smith, 13.487; 25.15-Scott Priester, 13.495; 26.16-Jim Morris, 13.505; 27.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.524; 28.49-Cole Duncan, 13.534; 29.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.623; 30.7K-Dan Shetler, 13.735; 31.46-Michael Bauer, 13.917; 32.33-Brent Matus, 14.101; 33.4W-Eric Williams, 14.214; 34.57-Gary Edwards, 14.322; 35.76-David Jones, 14.355;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney[3] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[8] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[7] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 4. 26-Tayler Malsam[3] ; 5. 7-Eric Williams[6] ; 6. 5-Justin Barger[7] ; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 9. 15-Scott Priester[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich[2] ; 6. 16-Jim Morris[5] ; 7. 57-Gary Edwards[8] ; 8. 4W-Eric Williams[7] ; 9. 76-David Jones[9]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 3. 73-Jac Haudenschild[3] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 5. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger[1] ; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler[7] ; 8. 46-Michael Bauer[8]

Dash 1 (6 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 7. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 8. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 9. 11-Steve Kinser[9] ; 10. 45-Tim Shaffer[10]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 5-Justin Barger[4] ; 3. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger[6] ; 5. 15-Scott Priester[8] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 8. 7K-Dan Shetler[10] ; 9. 16-Jim Morris[9] ; 10. 57-Gary Edwards[14] ; 11. 46-Michael Bauer[11] ; 12. 4W-Eric Williams[13] ; 13. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 15. 76-David Jones[15]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[1] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 7. 11-Steve Kinser[9] ; 8. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[10] ; 10. 73-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 11. 59-Danny Holtgraver[15] ; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[16] ; 13. 5-Justin Barger[22] ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[13] ; 15. 26-Tayler Malsam[14] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[19] ; 17. 7-Eric Williams[18] ; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger[24] ; 19. 10-Carl Bowser[23] ; 20. 49-Cole Duncan[20] ; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler[11] ; 22. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr.[7] ; 23. 98H-Dave Blaney[17] ; 24. 5T-Travis Philo[21]

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2015 campaign with a scheduled visit to the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday, July 18th; joining the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series for the annual $50,000-to-win ‘Kings Royal.’ The Eldora Speedway appearance will be worth ‘show up points’ only for the UNOH All Star travelers. The series will then return to full points competition on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th with visits to Michigan and Wisconsin. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will visit the Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on Friday, July 24th, followed by a trip to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 25th.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news for the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ Up Next for UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions

Three Different Winners Crowned During Independence Day Weekend

Indianapolis, IN (July 8th, 2015) - After racing three consecutive events in two different states during the recent Independence Day weekend, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will now turn their attention towards a much less hectic weekend in eastern Ohio. The stars and cars of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will trek back across the ‘Buckeye State’ and visit the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio on Saturday evening, July 11th. The 7th annual ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ in on tap at the state-of-the-art facility with a top prize equaling $10,000.

“We are honored to be a part of the ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ in 2015” said UNOH All Star series owner Tony Stewart, “Lou Blaney is considered by most as one of the greats of grassroots racing and to have the opportunity to honor his life and racing achievements through our series is very special.”

The UNOH All Stars made a recent visit to the 3/8 - mile oval on Tuesday, June 23rd during round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Dale Blaney, the ‘Hometown Hero’ from Hartford, Ohio, earned the $5,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory; his sixth career Sharon Speedway victory lane appearance with the traveling series. ‘The Lowrider,’ piloting the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, # 1, will lead the UNOH All Stars into competition on July 11th not only as the most recent winner at Sharon Speedway, but also as the current series points leader.

Cody Darrah, driver of the J&K Salvage # 89, will move into the one-day Sharon Speedway event second in the current UNOH All Star championship standings. Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah, will enter the upcoming weekend third in the championship chase on the strength of one victory, nine top-five and 17 top-ten finishes. Recent Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion Greg Wilson will enter the ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ event fourth in the series standings, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, a two time winner in 2015.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions recently wrapped up a three-race swing during the Fourth of July weekend; entering action at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania and at the recently reopened Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. The series welcomed three different drivers to the top of the podium during their holiday swing, including two repeat winners and one new winner for 2015.

The regional travelers kicked off their holiday weekend on Friday night, July 3rd at the Mercer Raceway Park. Lee Jacobs came home the victor at the Mercer bullring; holding off former UNOH All Star champion Chad Kemenah and western Pennsylvania veteran Rod George. It was Jacobs’ first UNOH All Star win of the 2015 season and now sits 14th in the championship chase despite a limited schedule with the traveling series.

Ryan Smith, a ‘Pennsylvania Posse’ representative who now follows the UNOH All Star tour full-time in 2015, earned the Mercer Raceway Park victory on Saturday night, July 4th. It was Smith’s second series victory of 2015 and his first since conquering action at Attica Raceway Park during the opening points night of the season. ‘The Kunkletown Kid’ out of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania held off defending series champion Dale Blaney and fellow Pennsylvania native Cody Darrah for the $5,000 triumph.

The holiday weekend came to a conclusion at the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. For the first time since 2010, a UNOH All Star main event winner was crowned; this time Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah was the check holder. It was Darrah’s second UNOH All Star victory of 2015. The former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ earned $5,000 for his 30-lap main event win. Darrah would lead ‘hard charging’ Sheldon Haudenschild, who rallied 17 positions to finish second, and Chad Kemenah at the checkers.

Gates are scheduled to open at noon on Saturday, July 11th at Sharon Speedway with activities for the fans to follow. To learn more about the upcoming program, please visit Sharon Speedway live on the web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news for the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Cody Darrah Earns UNOH All Star Victory at Millstream Speedway First UNOH All Star Program at Millstream Since 2010

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Findlay, Ohio (July 5th, 2015) - For the first time since June 20th, 2010, the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio crowned a UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner. Cody Darrah, a former World of Outlaws ‘Rookie of the Year’ who now travels full-time with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, earned the Millstream Speedway victory on Sunday evening, July 5th. For Darrah, it was his second UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory of 2015 and the third of his career. It was his first ever visit to the Findlay half-mile.

“This is a tough racetrack” said Cody Darrah, “It’s a little rough right now so you have to be up on the wheel. This is my first time here and it feels great to get a win. I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out. This is a beautiful facility and I can’t wait to come back.”

Travis Philo and Tim Shaffer would lead the 24-car field to green. Philo would eventually take sole command on the opening lap and set a torrid pace. The Waterville, Ohio native led the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and Cody Darrah for the first eight circuits until Philo, who was attempting to navigate traffic, made contact with Tim Shaffer entering turns one and two on lap nine; resulting in both drivers getting upside-down and the evening’s first red flag. Philo and Shaffer walked away unhurt.

Cody Darrah would inherit the top spot and bring the field back to green with eight laps in the books. Darrah worked the top side of the speedway; moving through traffic with Chad Kemenah and Lee Jacobs in tow. James McFadden would move into the third position with 15 laps down and set his sites on Chad Kemenah and race leader, Cody Darrah. Unfortunately, the red flag would return to the speedway on lap 21; this time for James McFadden. The ‘Aussie’ would lose a rear wheel and make contact with the turn two wall. McFadden would not return and surrender the third position to B-main transfer Sheldon Haudenschild, who charged forward from a 19th starting position to the top-three in 20 laps.

Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild would bring the field back to green with 20 laps recorded. Those three would ring the top side of the speedway for five more circuits until a caution would reappear with 25 laps in the books; this time for a slowing T.J. Michael. Despite their attempt to go ‘clean and green’ for the last five circuits, the caution flag would wave again for a slowing D.J. Foos who was racing in the sixth position. Cody Darrah would lead Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild to a two-lap shootout. Darrah, a Red Lion, Pennsylvania native, would hang on to win at Millstream Speedway. Sheldon Haudenschild would pass Chad Kemenah coming to the white flag to finish second. Kemenah would hang on to round out the podium finishers after starting fifth.

“We had to figure some things out after the dash” said Darrah, “That’s a tough deal for Travis (Philo) and Tim (Shaffer). I wish I had the opportunity to race them for the lead. Our car kept getting tighter and tighter as the race went on. I wasn’t sure where Sheldon was at on the track but I figured he was going to be on top. I’m just glad it’s over.”

Danny Holtgraver charged from 14th to finish fourth, followed by Dean Jacobs who started 13th.

Sheldon Haudenschild was the evening’s main event ‘Hard Charger.’ The Wooster, Ohio native rallied 17 positions to finish second after starting 19th.

Millstream Speedway fans would see 30 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars sign in for competition on Sunday night. The UNOH All Star roster was split into three groups of qualifying time trials with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Cody Darrah, Chad Kemenah and Danny Holtgraver each earned ‘fast time’ during their qualifying sessions. Cody Darrah earned the fastest time of the night overall during Lincoln Electric qualifying; recording an official time of 13.799 seconds.

Three, 8-lap heat races were contested with the top-six finishers transferring to the main event. Cody Darrah, Tim Shaffer and Parker Price-Miller each earned victories during heat race competition. It was Travis Philo earning the UNOH All Star JE Pistons dash victory; guaranteeing the pole position for the evening’s 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. Sheldon Haudenschild ended all preliminary competition with a UNOH All Star B-main victory.

Full Results: Millstream Speedway - Findlay, Ohio - Sunday, July 5th, 2015:

Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cody Darrah - 13.799 Kistler Racing Products Heat #1: Cody Darrah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Parker Price-Miller JE Pistons Dash: Travis Philo

Qualifying 1.89-Cody Darrah, 13.799; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.808; 3.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.874; 4.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.920; 5.94-Ryan Smith, 13.943; 6.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.969; 7.1-Dale Blaney, 13.985; 8.21-DJ Foos, 13.987; 9.19-Chris Andrews, 14.001; 10.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.004; 11.22-Cole Duncan, 14.103; 12.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.153; 13.40-Caleb Helms, 14.175; 14.3G-James McFadden, 14.184; 15.8M-TJ Michael, 14.193; 16.97-Dean Jacobs, 14.194; 17.5T-Travis Philo, 14.204; 18.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.258; 19.9x-Cap Henry, 14.303; 20.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.334; 21.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.427; 22.40DD-Nate Dussel, 14.448; 23.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.454; 24.5AU-Danny Reidy, 14.566; 25.9-Jordan Ryan, 14.571; 26.4-Danny Smith, 14.725; 27.96AU-Bruce White, 15.100; 28.22D-Josh Davis, 15.961; 29.63-Kody Swanson, 99.180; 30.35-Stuart Brubaker, 99.500;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[1] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 7. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[9] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 4. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 6. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 7. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 8. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 9. 9x-Cap Henry[9] ; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[3] ; 6. 40DD-Nate Dussel[6] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[8]

Dash 1 (6 Laps) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[2] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 6. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 3. 9x-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[1] ; 5. 9-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 7. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6] ; 8. 22D-Josh Davis[10] ; 9. 96AU-Bruce White[9] ; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[19] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[20] ; 7. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[9] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[15] ; 10. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[24] ; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel[18] ; 15. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 16. 9-Jordan Ryan[23] ; 17. W20-Greg Wilson[11] ; 18. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 19. 3G-James McFadden[12] ; 20. 9x-Cap Henry[21] ; 21. 19-Chris Andrews[22] ; 22. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan[16]

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will return to competition next Saturday evening, July 11th at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The annual ‘Lou Blaney Memorial’ will headline the Saturday night program and will award $10,000 to the main event winner. It will be the only stop for the series travelers during the upcoming weekend. The UNOH All Stars last visited the state-of-the-art, northeastern Ohio facility on Tuesday evening, June 23rd for round five of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Dale Blaney, a native of Hartford, Ohio, earned the $5,000 victory; a sixth career UNOH All Star win at the venue for ‘The Lowrider.’

Gates are scheduled to open at noon on Saturday, July 11th with activities to follow. To learn more about the upcoming program, please visit Sharon Speedway live on the web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news for the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Lee Jacobs and Ryan Smith Earn Mercer UNOH All Star Victories Independence Day Weekend Concludes on Sunday, July 5th at Millstream Speedway

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions altmeyer119@gmail.com / 724-954-4915

Mercer, PA (July 4th, 2015) - The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions invaded western Pennsylvania for two days during the Independence Day weekend; kicking off a their three-race holiday swing with two nights of competition at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. It was the second time in 2015 that the traveling stars made an appearance at the Mercer oval; once again bringing a top-notch roster of young and veteran talent to challenge the western Pennsylvania regulars. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions crowned two different winners during the Mercer Raceway Park invasion; Lee Jacobs on Friday and Ryan Smith on Saturday.

Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs would earn the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory on Friday night, July 3rd at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania. For Jacobs, it was his first UNOH All Star victory of 2015 and the third of his career. Jacobs would survive four cautions and periods of heavy lapped traffic during his pursuit to the front; eventually capitalizing on Sheldon Haudenschild’s late race tire issue to earn the $3,000 victory.

"We were getting better as the race went on" said Lee Jacobs, "We were getting through the corners really well; maybe a little better than Sheldon (Haudenschild) was. Tough deal for him with his tire going flat. He was going to be tough to pass.”

Rod George and Kody Kinser would lead the 24-car field to green. George would take command of the 25-lap main event and control the first five circuits. Sheldon Haudenschild, who started sixth on the grid, would challenge George and eventually take over the top spot with six laps in the books. Haudenschild would open up his lead over Rod George and Lee Jacobs; navigating through heavy lapped traffic until the event’s first caution on lap 13 for Andrew Palker. Sheldon Haudenschild would survive the restart and keep control over George and Jacobs until a second caution would appear on lap 15 for a slowing A.J. Flick.

Sheldon Haudenschild would take the field back to green. Lee Jacobs, who started fourth in the 25-lapper, would get by Rod George after the restart and chase after Sheldon Haudenschild for three more circuits with seventh starting Chad Kemenah in tow. The evening’s first red flag would appear with 18 laps in the books involving Caleb Helms and Travis Philo; both drivers were OK.

Despite a left rear tire going flat during red flag conditions, Sheldon Haudenschild would restart on the front. The tire proved to be an issue with Jacobs and Kemenah each getting by Haudenschild following the lap 18 restart. Haudenschild’s tire would eventually let go on the front stretch with 23 laps down bringing out another caution. Lee Jacobs would restart on the point with Chad Kemenah and Rod George in tow. Jacobs would survive the remaining circuits and earn his first UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2015.

Tim Shaffer was Friday evening’s ‘Hard Charger’ during main event competition; climbing eleven positions during his charge from fifteenth to finish fourth. Cody Darrah, who started 12th, also put on a passing display during the 25-lap feature; climbing from the outside of row six to finish fifth.

33 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars were signed in on Friday night, July 3rd at Mercer Raceway Park. The UNOH All Star roster was split into four groups of Lincoln Electric qualifying time trials with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Danny Holtgraver, Lee Jacobs, Tim Shaffer, and Cody Darrah each earned ‘fast time’ during their group qualifying sessions. ‘Downtown’ Danny Holtgraver earned the fastest time of the night overall during Lincoln Electric qualifying. Holtgraver recorded an official time of 13.556 seconds around the Mercer, 3/8 mile oval. Lee Jacobs, Cody Darrah, Tim Shaffer, and Jack Sodeman, Jr. rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers.

Four UNOH All Star heat races were contested with the top-five finishers transferring to the main event. Brandon Matus, Caleb Helms, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Chad Kemenah each earned victories during heat race competition. Western Pennsylvania veteran Rod George earned the evening’s JE Pistons dash victory; guaranteeing the pole position for the 25-lap, $3,000-to-win main event. UNOH All Star ‘Rookie of the Year’ contender Parker Price-Miller ended all preliminary action with his B-main victory.

"This was a long time coming" said Lee Jacobs, "We've struggled some this year so it feels great to get a win here this weekend. My car owner has won a lot of races at Mercer Raceway Park. Adding one more to that list is really special."

It was the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith earning the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event victory at the Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday evening, July 4th. It was Smith’s second UNOH All Star main event victory of the 2015 season and the second of his career. The Kunkletown, Pennsylvania native rallied forward from a third starting position; holding off five-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titlist Dale Blaney and former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series ‘Rookie of the Year’ winner Cody Darrah for the $5,000 victory.

“We caught some breaks there early tonight in the heat race” said Ryan Smith, “We ended up timing pretty well and that put us in a good position. This car was good out of the box tonight. The track really came to us there after they worked on it before our feature. My guys work really hard and they stay on it. Things have been going pretty good for this team and here we are now back in victory lane.”

Lee Jacobs and Parker Price-Miller took the 24-car field to green on Saturday night. Jacobs would take control on the opening lap but would eventually surrender the top spot to UNOH All Star ‘Rookie of the Year’ contender Parker Price-Miller on lap two. Price-Miller stayed in control until the event’s first caution with nine laps in the books. In the mean time, Ryan Smith, who started third, also worked his way around Lee Jacobs while racing in traffic. The caution was for Travis Philo who spun in turn two.

Price-Miller would lead Ryan Smith and Lee Jacobs back to green. The youngster out of Kokomo, Indiana would maintain the top spot until Pennsylvania native Ryan Smith worked his way around Price-Miller on lap 15. Smith, Price-Miller and Dale Blaney, who in the mean time moved into third around Lee Jacobs, raced through heavy lapped traffic until a second caution on lap 23. The caution was for Parker Price-Miller who brushed the front stretch wall while running inside the top three. Ryan Smith would lead the field back to green and hang on for the final seven circuits to win at Mercer Raceway Park. Current UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney would finish second, followed by Cody Darrah who started ninth. Greg Wilson and Lee Jacobs rounded out the top five.

The Saturday night ‘Hard Charger’ award went to Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild rallied eleven positions to finish eighth after starting on the inside of row number 20.

There were 34 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in on Saturday evening, July 4th at Mercer Raceway Park. The 34 car roster was split into four qualifying groups with Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Cody Darrah, and Sheldon Haudenschild each earning the fastest qualifying time during their respective time trial sessions. Caleb Helms earned the fastest time of night overall during Lincoln Electric qualifying; recording an official time of 13.728 seconds. Dale Blaney, Greg Wilson, Parker Price-Miller, and Andy McKisson each earned victories during heat race competition. McKisson would not participate in the rest of the evening’s program due to motor problems. Lee Jacobs earned the JE Pistons dash victory; solidifying the pole position for the evening’s 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. Former UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer ended all preliminary action with a victory during the evening’s B-main.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their three-race Independence Day weekend swing on Sunday night, July 5th at the Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio. The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions last visited the semi-banked half-mile oval on Sunday evening, June 20th, 2010 with eventual five-time series champion Dale Blaney earning the main event win. Millstream Speedway has been closed for three seasons, but has since been restored and will open their gates officially on Sunday, July 5th. The Findlay oval has attempted to re-open on a few occasions already in 2015, but has been forced to cancel during each attempt due to inclement weather.

The Sunday, July 5th program is set to begin with their ‘Infield Fan Fare’ beginning at 1 o’clock. Hot laps will hit the track at approximately six, with racing following at seven. For more information, please visit the official online home of Millstream Speedway at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

For full text results from each of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions programs at Mercer Raceway Park, please visit the UNOH All Star schedule page at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news for the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

 

UNOH All Stars Set for Full Slate During Independence Day Weekend Greg Wilson is the Most Recent All Star Winner Entering Upcoming Three-Race Stretch

Contact: Tyler Altmeyer

All Star Circuit of Champions

altmeyer119@gmail.com

724-954-4915

Indianapolis, IN (July 1, 2015) - After spending a week on the road in the state of Ohio, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead and continue their 2015 campaign with three full nights of open wheel competition during the upcoming Independence Day weekend. The UNOH All Stars will compete in three events at two different venues this weekend; covering areas between western Pennsylvania and western Ohio. The regional traveling series will visit the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania to help ignite the three-race weekend, followed by a trip west to the Millstream Speedway near Findlay, Ohio. The UNOH All Stars will spend two days at the Mercer short track on Friday and Saturday, July 3rd & 4th, with a one day visit planned to the Millstream Motorsports Complex, the home of Millstream Speedway, on Sunday, July 5th. All three nights will feature full UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions programs. The Friday night main event at Mercer Raceway Park will be worth $3,000, followed by back to back $5,000 paydays on Saturday and Sunday at Mercer and Millstream.

“We are truly excited to be a part of the holiday weekend at Mercer Raceway Park and Millstream Speedway” said UNOH All Star series owner Tony Stewart, “There is sprint car tradition and history at both facilities and anytime you can be a part of that is special. Western Pennsylvania has a lot of great competitors and we’ll continue that rivalry this weekend. We are privileged enough to be on the Millstream Speedway schedule this year after their reopening. We had a weather conflict during our last scheduled appearance so we’ll keep our fingers crossed. This has the potential to be a great holiday weekend for our racers and fans.”

Mercer Raceway Park last hosted the UNOH All Stars back on Saturday evening, May 2nd. It was Chad Kemenah earning the $5,000 top prize. The pilot of the Hunter Racing, Seneca Energy Corp, Brilex ‘10H’ held off Red Lion, Pennsylvania’s Cody Darrah and Dalton, Ohio’s Lee Jacobs for his first series win of 2015. Western Pennsylvania regulars Jack Sodeman, Jr. and Ed Lynch, Jr. completed the top-five. The talent-filled UNOH All Star roster will once again battle the best that western Pennsylvania has to offer; attempting to keep the Mercer regulars out of victory lane. The UNOH All Stars have not yet visited the Millstream Speedway in 2015. Their last scheduled appearance at the half-mile dirt oval on Sunday, May 31st was moved to Sunday, September 27th due to inclement weather conditions.

Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions charge into the holiday weekend. The Hartford, Ohio native stands on top of the series standings with a 163 point cushion over Cody Darrah entering Friday’s program at Mercer Raceway Park. Blaney has six UNOH All Star main event victories thus far in 2015, while also accumulating an impressive 16 top-five and 22 top-ten finishes. Darrah, a one-time winner during UNOH All Star competition in 2015, rides along second in the championship standings, ahead of three-time series winner in 2015 and Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion, Greg Wilson. Chad Kemenah and Sheldon Haudenschild round out the top-five in the current UNOH All Star championship standings.

Greg Wilson is the most recent UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner in 2015; conquering Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Thursday, June 25th. The pilot of the familiar Hercules Tires, DNC Hydraulics, ‘W20’ held off Tim Shaffer and Dale Blaney for his third win of the year. The Thursday night program would eventually become the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale due to weather interrupting the final two stops on the nine-race schedule. Wilson, a Benton Ridge, Ohio native, earned two series victories during his Speedweek campaign; ultimately earning the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Dale Blaney finished second in the final Speedweek standings, followed by Sheldon Haudenschild, Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer.

“We are excited to get back to Mercer this weekend” explained Speedweek champion, Greg Wilson, “It’s a place where I’ve struggled quite a bit in the past, but we are looking forward to changing that this Friday and Saturday. We have a little bit of extra momentum on our side now and a little bit of luck. We have some new ideas that we want to try so we’ll work that into our game plan this weekend. Mercer has a nice facility and I’m sure the stands will be packed. We hope to put ourselves in a good position on both nights and keep this positive streak going.”

To learn more about the two-day marquee event at Mercer Raceway Park, such as ticket prices, schedule of activities and track information, please visit Mercer Raceway Park live on the web at www.mercerracewaypark.com. Gate times are set for 4PM, with racing slated to begin at 6PM.

The Sunday night program at Millstream Speedway is set to begin with their ‘Infield Fan Fare’ at 1PM. Entertainment including a cornhole tournament and live music from The Brent Lowry Band is planned for much of the afternoon. The UNOH All Stars are scheduled to hit the racing surface for hot laps at 6PM.

“The weather looks great for the weekend so we may finally get to see some racing at Millstream” said Greg Wilson, “Millstream Speedway is just a few minutes from home. It is the closest facility to our shop. We have actually won a few races there so that makes it even more motivating to get back there. I think people will be really surprised when they get there and see how much work was actually put into the facility. It’s such a fun race track, too. It’s big, but it races like a short track; multiple grooves and usually a great show.”

For more information, such as ticket prices and track information, please visit Millstream Speedway online at www.millstreamspeedway.net.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

Those seeking additional information regarding the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news for the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Greg Wilson Earns Second Speedweek Victory of 2015 at Fremont Speedway

The ‘W20’ Leads Ohio Sprint Speedweek Standings

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Fremont, Ohio (June 25th, 2015) - Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson earned his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory of 2015 on Thursday night, June 25th; capturing main event action at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio during round seven of the nine day campaign. Wilson, who held the top spot in the current Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings entering tonight’s program at the Fremont oval, held off ‘The Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and three-time Speedweek winner Dale Blaney for the $5,000 top prize.

“This is really special” said Greg Wilson, “I’m a big fan of the guys who finished behind me...to win like this at Fremont is really special and emotional.”

Greg Wilson, who led the field to green from the pole position, now has three UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories in 2015 and 24 during the course of his career.

“We are a pretty small team” said Greg Wilson, “To have my wife and kids here makes it even more special for us, we’ve been working really hard and we know where our car needs to be every night. Dale Blaney is our measuring stick and if we can beat him every once in a while, it means a lot.”

Former Knoxville Nationals champion Tim Shaffer finished second during the 40-lap Speedweek contest after starting on the inside of row six. Shaffer made his charge to the front with the help of only one main event caution. The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native had an opportunity to pass Wilson for the top spot will less than two laps remaining, but had to check up to avoid contact with the leader.

“I could have shoved the car in there a little harder” said Shaffer, “Todd gave me a great car here tonight, this is the best race track in the country in my eyes.”

Defending UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney finished third during the Fremont Speedway main event after starting on the outside of row number four. The Hartford, Ohio native raced as high as second in the main event, but lost a position to eventual runner-up Tim Shaffer.

“Those guys were just a little better than me” said Dale Blaney, “The track started to lay a little rubber on the bottom and it made it pretty tough to pass. I think if the track wouldn’t have done that, we would have had a better opportunity to get around those guys.”

Full-time Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) competitor Cap Henry rallied from 16th to finish fourth at Fremont Speedway, followed by ‘410’ sprint car rookie Nate Dussel who completed the top-five.

There were 40 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in for competition at Fremont Speedway. The 40 ‘410’ sprint cars were split into four group qualifying sessions, with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat races. Tim Shaffer, Ryan Smith, Dale Blaney, and Roger Crockett each earned fast time honors during their group qualifying efforts. Dale Blaney earned the fastest time overall; recording an official time of 12.921 seconds around the Fremont Speedway oval.

Brady Bacon, Tyler Gunn, Lee Jacobs, and Nate Dussel each earned victories during their respective UNOH All Star heat races. Broc Martin was the UNOH All Star B-main winner, with eventual main event winner Greg Wilson earning the Dash victory.

Round eight of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket scheduled at Limaland Motorsports Park has been canceled. UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials and track officials alike were forced to make the decision after rainfall moved into the Lima, Ohio area during the overnight hours. There will be no rain date.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will now head back to Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, June 27th for the Speedweek finale. The 3/8’s mile semi-banked dirt oval will showcase round nine of Ohio Sprint Speedweek for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Main gates are scheduled to open at 4PM with racing scheduled to begin at 7PM.

Full Results - Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket - Round -7 Fremont Speedway - Thursday, June 25th, 2015:

Qualifying

1.1-Dale Blaney, 12.921; 2.94-Ryan Smith, 12.946; 3.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.958; 4.83M-Broc Martin, 12.962; 5.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.973; 6.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.018; 7.99-Brady Bacon, 13.060; 8.70-Roger Crockett, 13.061; 9.5-Byron Reed, 13.087; 10.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.101; 11.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.118; 12.5T-Travis Philo, 13.168; 13.19-Chris Andrews, 13.172; 14.8M-TJ Michael, 13.197; 15.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.207; 16.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.215; 17.21-DJ Foos, 13.232; 18.89-Cody Darrah, 13.233; 19.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.265; 20.98H-Dave Blaney, 13.273; 21.40DD-Nate Dussel, 13.296; 22.35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.300; 23.3G-James McFadden, 13.319; 24.40-Caleb Helms, 13.376; 25.1st-Gary Taylor, 13.380; 26.2+-Brian Smith, 13.440; 27.11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.461; 28.91-Cale Thomas, 13.486; 29.60-Jody Keegan, 13.523; 30.53-Cap Henry, 13.525; 31.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.587; 32.45L-Brian Lay, 13.600; 33.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.623; 34.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.672; 35.4-Danny Smith, 13.710; 36.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.721; 37.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.723; 38.5AU-Danny Reidy, 13.823; 39.17-Josh Baughman, 13.853; 40.96AU-Bruce White, 14.242;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 99-Brady Bacon[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 6. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 7. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 9. 2+-Brian Smith[10] ; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[9] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[7] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 6. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 8. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[8] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 8M-TJ Michael[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 5. 1st-Gary Taylor[6] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[8] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[10] ; 8. 17-Josh Baughman[9] ; 9. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 40DD-Nate Dussel[1] ; 2. 70-Roger Crockett[4] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[6] ; 5. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[10] ; 6. 59-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 97-Dean Jacobs[8] ; 10. 19-Chris Andrews[3]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 40DD-Nate Dussel[3] ; 3. 70-Roger Crockett[6] ; 4. 68G-Tyler Gunn[1] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 8. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[8] ; 10. 94-Ryan Smith[9]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 4. 19-Chris Andrews[5] ; 5. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney[7] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[9] ; 8. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 9. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[13] ; 11. 17-Josh Baughman[18] ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14] ; 13. 9-Jordan Ryan[16] ; 14. 4-Danny Smith[15] ; 15. 5AU-Danny Reidy[17] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[12] ; 17. 91-Cale Thomas[11] ; 18. 96AU-Bruce White[19] ; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[10] ; 20. 60-Jody Keegan[20]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[11] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[8] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[16] ; 5. 40DD-Nate Dussel[4] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[2] ; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 9. 5-Byron Reed[24] ; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[17] ; 11. 89-Cody Darrah[20] ; 12. 5T-Travis Philo[13] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[23] ; 14. 21-DJ Foos[10] ; 15. 11N-Randy Hannagan[14] ; 16. 8M-TJ Michael[7] ; 17. 99-Brady Bacon[9] ; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[18] ; 19. 94-Ryan Smith[12] ; 20. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[26] ; 21. 83M-Broc Martin[21] ; 22. 40-Caleb Helms[15] ; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver[25] ; 24. 19-Chris Andrews[22] ; 25. 70-Roger Crockett[5] ; 26. 1st-Gary Taylor[19]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 25th):

1. Greg Wilson 986 2. Dale Blaney 960 3. Sheldon Haudenschild 926 4. Chad Kemenah 906 5. Tim Shaffer 880 6. 89 Cody Darrah 878 7. 9P Parker Price-Miller 866 8. 3G James McFadden 834 9. 40 Caleb Helms 824 10. 35AU Jamie Veal 802

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Inclement Weather Forces Limaland Cancellation

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Moves Back to Fremont on Saturday, June 27th

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Lima, Ohio (June 26th, 2015) - Due to steady rains moving into the area overnight and additional wet weather forecasted for later today, round eight of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket scheduled at Limaland Motorsports Park has been canceled. UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions officials and track officials alike were forced to make the decision after rainfall moved into the Lima, Ohio area during the overnight hours. There will be no rain date.

"Unfortunately, with the grounds getting saturated and more inclement weather moving into the area later this evening, we are forced to cancel tonight's program." said All Star series director Don Grabey, "Everything is extremely saturated, it will be almost impossible to get rigs in and out of the facility. Mother Nature has been good to us leading into today, hopefully things improve and we can get the last night in uninterrupted."

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will now move ahead to the finale at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Saturday, June 27th. The 3/8’s mile semi-banked dirt oval will showcase round nine of Ohio Sprint Speedweek for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. Main gates are scheduled to open at 4PM with racing scheduled to begin at 7PM.

The Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale at Fremont Speedway will be worth $10,000 to the main event winner. The $3,000 Speedweek point fund will also be distributed at the conclusion of Saturday night’s racing program. Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson is the current Ohio Sprint Speedweek point leader moving into Saturday night. Wilson is a two-time winner during the nine-day campaign with his most recent victory occurring on Thursday, June 25th at Fremont Speedway.

Fremont Speedway will utilize a rain date of Sunday, June 28th for the $10,000-to-win finale if needed. Stay tuned at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Dale Blaney Earns Third Speedweek Victory of 2015 at Atomic Speedway

Speedweek Continues on Thursday, June 25th at Fremont Speedway

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Waverly, Ohio (June 24th, 2015) - For the second night in a row and the third time this week, Dale Blaney visits UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane during the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Blaney, who now has six UNOH All Star victories in 2015, earned his second consecutive Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory on Wednesday evening, June 24th at the Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio; during round six of the 2015 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The Hartford, Ohio native held off Cole Duncan and recent Eldora Speedway winner Greg Wilson for the $5,000 top prize. ‘The Lowrider,’ who has Speedweek victories this week at Attica Raceway Park, Sharon Speedway and Atomic Speedway, now has 121 career UNOH All Star main event victories as he chases Speedweek title number six.

“My guys gave me a great car tonight” said Dale Blaney, “Things were going pretty good but I could start to feel the rubber right through the middle of the track there towards the end...we were able to hang on and make it work...feels good to get another one...I knew Cole (Duncan) was going to be good tonight after he came from twelfth to sixth in the dash...we’re just glad to be up here.”

Dale Blaney, pilot of the familiar GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, no. 1, earned his third Ohio Sprint Speedweek win from an outside front row starting position; surviving one caution on the initial start to help secure his place in victory lane. Red flag conditions would take over the speedway during the initial main event start.Third starting Danny Holtgraver, pole sitter Cody Darrah and fourth starting Dave Blaney were all involved in the red flag incident.

The 30-lap main event would go uninterrupted after the complete restart. Dale Blaney would set the tone for the entire distance; racing nearly unchallenged through traffic while utilizing the late race rubber- down surface. Cole Duncan would make an attempt to take over the top spot with less than five laps remaining, but would be denied.

“Feels good to finish second” said Cole Duncan, “I just wish we were one more position ahead...we are in a good spot heading into tomorrow at Fremont.”

Duncan would finish second after starting sixth, followed by recent Ohio Sprint Speedweek winner at Eldora Speedway, Greg Wilson, who rallied from twelfth to finish third on Wednesday evening.

“We are having a lot of fun right now” said Greg Wilson, “Things have been going our way lately so hopefully we can keep this up.”

With three victories heading into round seven of nine on Thursday evening at Fremont Speedway, Dale Blaney will have exactly three opportunities to secure two more victories for the $25,000 bonus presented by Cometic Gasket. Any driver who can win five of the nine scheduled Speedweek events will be awarded the five-digit bonus.

There were 48 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in on Wednesday evening at Atomic Speedway. The 48 UNOH All Stars were split into five groups of qualifying time trials with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Josh Baughman, Dave Blaney, James McFadden, Kenny Jacobs, and Sheldon Haudenschild each earned fast time honors during their group qualifying efforts. Josh Baughman earned the fastest time of the night overall; recording an official time of 12.323 seconds around the Atomic Speedway bullring.

Five heat races were contested with the top-four finishers qualifying for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. D.J. Foos, Lee Jacobs, Travis Philo, Jamie Veal, and Chad Kemenah each earned victories during their respective heat races. Josh Davis earned the evening’s C-main victory, with Kory Crabtree, Bryan Nuckles, Josh Baughman, and Tim Shaffer each earning transfer spots out of the UNOH All Star B-main. The six-lap dash was captured by Cody Darrah.

The 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket schedule will now move ahead to the first of two appearances at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio on Thursday, June 25th. The Fremont oval will host round seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on Thursday night; welcoming the UNOH All Star roster back to northwestern Ohio. ‘America’s Series’ will go head to head with all of the Fremont/Attica Sprint Title (F.A.S.T.) series regulars, as well as all of the local and regional Ohio Sprint Speedweek followers.

Dale Blaney swept UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition at the Fremont Speedway during the 2014 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The five-time UNOH All Star champion will enter round seven tomorrow evening currently second in the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket standings; trailing Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson by 20 markers.

Pit gates are schedule to open at 4PM, with the driver’s meeting slated for 5:30PM. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6PM. To learn more about Fremont Speedway, please visit the facility live on the web at www.fremontohspeedway.com.

Full Results - Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket - Round 6- Atomic Speedway - Wednesday, June 24th, 2015:

Qualifying

1.17B-Josh Baughman, 12.323; 2.22-Cole Duncan, 12.326; 3.98H-Dave Blaney, 12.370; 4.21-DJ Foos, 12.381; 5.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.422; 6.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.428; 7.97A-Brandon Wimmer, 12.455; 8.99-Brady Bacon, 12.472; 9.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.537; 10.3G-James McFadden, 12.561; 11.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.562; 12.1-Dale Blaney, 12.601; 13.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.628; 14.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.698; 15.6H-Kenny Jacobs, 12.712; 16.5T-Travis Philo, 12.714; 17.4X-Jimmy Stinson, 12.729; 18.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.799; 19.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.804; 20.60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.806; 21.4-Danny Smith, 12.826; 22.35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.833; 23.94-Ryan Smith, 12.841; 24.35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.870; 25.10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.879; 26.2L-Logan Forler, 12.903; 27.5AU-Danny Reidy, 12.976; 28.40-Caleb Helms, 13.033; 29.89-Cody Darrah, 13.033; 30.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.057; 31.91-Cale Thomas, 13.120; 32.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.124; 33.33M-Caleb Griffith, 13.139; 34.57X-Andrew Palker, 13.265; 35.22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.353; 36.35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.449; 37.9W-Lance Webb, 13.519; 38.22D-Josh Davis, 13.702; 39.92-Sam Ashworth, 13.733; 40.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.796; 41.83X-Nate Reeser, 13.856; 42.3F-Rick Fraley, 14.002; 43.A79-RJ Perkins, 14.003; 44.40i-Mark Imler, 14.106; 45.41-Randy Fink, 14.418; 46.37-Mark Coleman, 14.781; 47.2-Nathan Skaggs, 99.300; 48.A76-Brandy Bower, 99.380;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 6. 60K-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 7. 17B-Josh Baughman[4] ; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 9. A79-RJ Perkins[10] ; 10. 9W-Lance Webb[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 2L-Logan Forler[6] ; 4. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[5] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[7] ; 7. 3F-Rick Fraley[10] ; 8. 92-Sam Ashworth[8] ; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser[9] ; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[2]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[4] ; 5. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6] ; 6. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 7. 41-Randy Fink[8] ; 8. A76-Brandy Bower[10] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[5]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 35AU-Jamie Veal[1] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[3] ; 4. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[4] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton[8] ; 7. 17W-Bryan Clauson[5] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 9. 37-Mark Coleman[9]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[3] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 33M-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 40i-Mark Imler[9] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]

Dash 1 (6 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[9] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[12] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[7] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 10. 9x-Rob Chaney[6] ; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 12. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 22D-Josh Davis[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[4] ; 3. 92-Sam Ashworth[3] ; 4. 3F-Rick Fraley[6] ; 5. 9W-Lance Webb[1] ; 6. 83X-Nate Reeser[5] ; 7. 40i-Mark Imler[8] ; 8. A76-Brandy Bower[12] ; 9. 41-Randy Fink[9] ; 10. 37-Mark Coleman[10] ; 11. A79-RJ Perkins[7] ; 12. 2-Nathan Skaggs[11]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 2. 17B-Josh Baughman[1] ; 3. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[4] ; 4. 60K-Kory Crabtree[5] ; 5. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich[11] ; 7. 33M-Caleb Griffith[12] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[14] ; 9. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 10. 91-Cale Thomas[10] ; 11. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 12. 57X-Andrew Palker[13] ; 13. 4-Danny Smith[16] ; 14. 22D-Josh Davis[17] ; 15. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[18] ; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[8] ; 18. 99-Brady Bacon[2]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[6] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[12] ; 4. 21-DJ Foos[7] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 97A-Brandon Wimmer[15] ; 7. 17B-Josh Baughman[20] ; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8] ; 9. 9x-Rob Chaney[10] ; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 11. 4X-Jimmy Stinson[17] ; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer[21] ; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[11] ; 14. 35AU-Jamie Veal[14] ; 15. 4-Danny Smith[24] ; 16. 2L-Logan Forler[13] ; 17. 60K-Kory Crabtree[22] ; 18. 35R-Ronnie Blair[16] ; 19. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 20. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[23] ; 21. 40-Caleb Helms[25] ; 22. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[18] ; 23. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[19] ; 24. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 25. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 26. 3G-James McFadden[26]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 24th): 1. Greg Wilson 836 2. Dale Blaney 816 3. Sheldon Haudenschild 796 4. Chad Kemenah 782 5. Parker Price-Miller 756 6. James McFadden 754 7. Cody Darrah 750 8. Tim Shaffer 734 9. Jamie Veal 722 10. Caleb Helms 718 10. Cole Duncan 718

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding Speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Dale Blaney Wins Speedweek Round 5 at Sharon Speedway; Joins Sheldon Haudenschild as Repeat Winner

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Moves to Round Six Tonight at Atomic

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Hartford, Ohio (June 23rd, 2015) - Dale Blaney of Hartford, Ohio picked up the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory in his own back yard on Tuesday evening, June 23rd; winning night five of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. For Blaney, it was his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory and his fifth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season. ‘The Lowrider’ now has 120 career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories as the series moves ahead to the Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio on Wednesday, June 24th.

“It feels really good to win here...its been awhile since we won at Sharon” said Dale Blaney, “Always enjoyed coming back here...my brother and my dad have both won a lot of races here...if I had to pick a race to win this week, it would have been this one.”

Defending Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion, Dale Blaney, led the UNOH All Star main event to green. Blaney, in his GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, CH Motorsports, no. 1, would jump out front early; leading the first three completed circuits over Ryan Smith and James McFadden before red flag conditions took over the speedway. Waynesfield and Wayne County winner, Sheldon Haudenschild, took a wild ride through turns three and four while running outside of the top-20; he would not return.

Green flag action would resume with Dale Blaney on the point. Blaney would set the pace to beat with Ryan Smith and the '3G' of James McFadden in tow. McFadden would make a move on Ryan Smith and take command of the runner-up spot with seven laps in the books. Meanwhile, it was still Blaney setting the pace; weaving through lapped traffic until caution lights reappeared on the speedway with 14 laps recorded. Ryan Smith, who was running well inside the top-five, would lose a tire. Smith would eventually return.

Dale Blaney would bring the field back to green flag conditions for just a few circuits before the red flag would be displayed once again; this time for Danny Holtgraver with 19 laps in the books. Holtgraver was racing in the third position, but made contact with the outside wall in turns one and two; ultimately ending his night.

‘The Lowrider’ Dale Blaney would bring the field back to green flag conditions for the final time and hold on for the $5,000 victory. James McFadden and Jamie Veal, a pair of Australian invaders, would round out the podium finishers. Dave Blaney would finish fourth during the 30-lap main event, followed by the new Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point leader, Greg Wilson. For James McFadden, it was a third-consecutive podium finish; with two third place finishes and a second place finish to his credit.

“It was a good night for us” said James McFadden, “To come here and run second during our first visit is pretty special...we were second tonight so hopefully tomorrow we can get one more spot and finish up front.”

42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars were signed in on Tuesday evening at the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The 42 car roster was split into five qualifying groups, with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Dave Blaney, Jamie Veal, Cole Duncan, Jack Sodeman, Jr., and Caleb Helms each earned fast time honors during their group qualifying sessions. ‘The Lowrider’ Dale Blaney earned the fastest time of the night overall with the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions; recording an official time of 13.135 seconds around the Sharon Speedway oval.

Preliminary action would continue with five, eight-lap heat races with the top-four finishers transferring to the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event. The top-two finishers from each heat race automatically qualified for the evening’s dash, as well as the two fastest qualifiers who finished in positions third and fourth. Stuart Brubaker, Tim Shaffer, Danny Smith, Ryan Smith, and Logan Forler each earned victories during their respective heat races. Opening night winner at Attica Raceway Park, Dale Blaney, secured the main event pole position by picking up the evening’s UNOH All Star dash victory. All preliminary competition would come to a close with two-time speedweek winner Sheldon Haudenschild earning the B-main victory. Jack Sodeman, Jr., Cap Henry and Roger Crockett also transferred to the main event via B-main competition.

The Atomic Speedway near Waverly, Ohio will host round six of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Wednesday evening, June 24th. The Atomic Speedway bullring hosted a massive field of 62 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars during the 2014 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. ‘The Wild Child’ Jac Haudenschild was the main event winner during last year’s program; holding off eventual 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion, Dale Blaney, for the $5,000 payday. ‘The Hurricane’ Randy Hannagan rounded out the evening’s podium.

Atomic Speedway pit gates are scheduled to open at 2PM on Wednesday evening, with general admission gates swinging open at 4PM, sharp. Sprint car hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6PM. For more information, please visit Atomic Speedway live on the web at www.atomicspeedway.com.

Full Results - Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket - Round 5- Sharon Speedway - Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015:

Qualifying 1.98H-Dave Blaney, 13.135; 2.25-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.261; 3.35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.266; 4.1-Dale Blaney, 13.268; 5.59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.276; 6.49-Cole Duncan, 13.301; 7.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.301; 8.16-Stuart Brubaker, 13.307; 9.94-Ryan Smith, 13.309; 10.70-Roger Crockett, 13.310; 11.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.360; 12.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.399; 13.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.421; 14.40-Caleb Helms, 13.424; 15.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.430; 16.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 13.446; 17.99-Brady Bacon, 13.451; 18.21-DJ Foos, 13.466; 19.22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.485; 20.3G-James McFadden, 13.490; 21.7-Eric Williams, 13.511; 22.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.527; 23.89-Cody Darrah, 13.529; 24.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.588; 25.4-Danny Smith, 13.609; 26.5T-Travis Philo, 13.612; 27.10-Carl Bowser, 13.622; 28.2L-Logan Forler, 13.625; 29.53-Cap Henry, 13.637; 30.17-Josh Baughman, 13.707; 31.15-Scott Priester, 13.731; 32.60-Jody Keegan, 13.747; 33.5AU-Danny Reidy, 13.770; 34.5K-Adam Kekich, 13.819; 35.13-Brandon Matus, 13.880; 36.16m-Jim Morris, 13.883; 37.8M-TJ Michael, 14.119; 38.71m-Paul May, 14.154; 39.2-AJ Flick, 14.327; 40.33-Brent Matus, 14.385; 41.73-Jac Haudenschild, 99.450; 42.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 99.670;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps) 1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[5] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7] ; 6. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. 16m-Jim Morris[8] ; 8. 70-Roger Crockett[1] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[9]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[2] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[8] ; 7. 15-Scott Priester[6] ; 8. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[9]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps) 1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 3. 7-Eric Williams[3] ; 4. 49-Cole Duncan[4] ; 5. 17-Josh Baughman[6] ; 6. 10-Carl Bowser[5] ; 7. 2-AJ Flick[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps) 1. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[7] ; 7. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 8. 5K-Adam Kekich[8]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps) 1. 2L-Logan Forler[1] ; 2. 3G-James McFadden[2] ; 3. 17W-Bryan Clauson[3] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[6] ; 6. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 7. 71m-Paul May[7]

Dash 1 (6 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[4] ; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[9] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12] ; 8. 2L-Logan Forler[7] ; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney[11] ; 10. 16-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[5]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 2. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr.[1] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[9] ; 4. 70-Roger Crockett[2] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[4] ; 6. 10-Carl Bowser[8] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[7] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[17] ; 9. 17-Josh Baughman[10] ; 10. 5AU-Danny Reidy[13] ; 11. 60-Jody Keegan[12] ; 12. 13-Brandon Matus[15] ; 13. 15-Scott Priester[11] ; 14. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 15. 2-AJ Flick[19] ; 16. 5K-Adam Kekich[14] ; 17. 22-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 18. 16m-Jim Morris[16] ; 19. 33-Brent Matus[20] ; 20. 71m-Paul May[18]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 1-Dale Blaney[1] ; 2. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 4. 98H-Dave Blaney[9] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[6] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 8. 17W-Bryan Clauson[16] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[13] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[20] ; 11. 2L-Logan Forler[8] ; 12. 49-Cole Duncan[18] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17] ; 14. 89-Cody Darrah[25] ; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 16. 94-Ryan Smith[2] ; 17. 7-Eric Williams[15] ; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 19. 53-Cap Henry[23] ; 20. 4-Danny Smith[12] ; 21. 25-Jack Sodeman Jr.[22] ; 22. 70-Roger Crockett[24] ; 23. 48-Danny Dietrich[19] ; 24. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[21] ; 25. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[14]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 23rd): 1. Greg Wilson 692 2. Sheldon Haudenschild 690 3. Dale Blaney 666 4. James McFadden 652 5. Chad Kemenah 648 6. Cody Darrah 638 7. Parker Price-Miller 616 8. Caleb Helms 610 9. Tim Shaffer 608 10. Jamie Veal 600

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Earns Second Consecutive Speedweek Victory!

‘Haud’ Opens Up Speedweek Point Lead Heading Into Sharon on Tuesday

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Orrville, Ohio (June 22nd, 2015) - Sheldon Haudenschild goes back-to-back in the ‘Buckeye State’ during round four of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Haudenschild earned his second consecutive Speedweek victory on Monday evening, June 22nd at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio; a third-career UNOH All Star victory for the Wooster, Ohio native. Parker Price-Miller, the most recent UNOH All Star winner at Wayne County Speedway entering tonight’s program, finished second during tonight’s 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event. Jamie McFadden, one of four Australians signed in, came home third.

“It feels so great to win here” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “This car has been so good lately...we got Bonzai Bruns back on Friday and things have been incredible...I just want to thank all of my sponsors and everyone who supports me and this team.”

For the second time in three days, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver would lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions main event field to ‘green.’ An early caution for Danny Dietrich would bring the field back for a complete restart. When the field resumed action, it was round three Ohio Sprint Speedweek winner Sheldon Haudenschild taking command. Haudenschild would lead for two circuits before red flag conditions took over the speedway. It was former Wayne County Speedway track champion Brad Haudenschild getting upside-down.

When the field resumed action, it was Sheldon Haudenschild resuming his command; opening up a near full straightaway lead over Danny Holtgraver and James McFadden. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms, Callies Performance, ‘93’ machine maintained his torrid pace over Holtgraver, McFadden and Price-Miller until lap seven when the red flag was displayed again; this time for Broc Martin.

Green flag action would resume with seven laps complete. Sheldon Haudenschild, using the notorious ‘Haudenschild Line’ up against the outside cushion, would resume the top spot over Danny Holtgraver and James McFadden. KoKomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller would roll to the runner-up spot shortly after the restart. Price-Miller would chase Haudenschild for nearly 15 laps; exchanging slide jobs through heavy lapped traffic. Aussie invader James McFadden would eventually take away the runner-up position from seventeen-year-old Parker Price-Miller.

Sheldon Haudenschild would see another caution with 24 circuits in the books. It would be smooth sailing at the restart with six laps to go, with Sheldon Haudenschild earning the 30-lap, $5,000 victory. Parker Price-Miller would work back around James McFadden during the remaining six laps. Parker Price-Miller would finish in the runner-up spot, followed by James McFadden, Chad Kemenah, and Jac Haudenschild. It was a second consecutive podium finish for James McFadden; finishing third at the Waynesfield Raceway Park one night ago.

52 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars were officially signed in at the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio on Monday evening. The 52 car roster was divided into five groups of qualifying time trials, with each driver qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Dean Jacobs, Cole Duncan, Dale Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and Danny Dietrich each recorded the fastest time during their group qualifying efforts. Defending UNOH All Star champion Dale Blaney recorded the fastest time of the night overall; an official lap time of 14.896 seconds around the Wayne County Speedway oval. Dean Jacobs, Kenny Jacobs, Jac Haudenschild, and Cole Duncan rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers.

Preliminary competition would continue with five, eight-lap heat races transferring the top-four finishers to the main event. James McFadden, Parker Price-Miller, Cody Darrah, Tim Shaffer, and Rob Chaney each earned victories during their respective heat races. C-main action went to the ‘60’ of Jody Keegan. Gary Taylor earned the second and final B-main transfer spot in the eight-lap UNOH All Star C-main.

Danny Holtgraver secured his feature pole position by winning the evening’s UNOH All Star dash. Waynesfield winner Sheldon Haudenschild finished second; eventually sharing the front row with Phoenix Racing’s Danny Holtgraver. All preliminary competition would come to a close after full-time Fremont/Attica Sprint Title competitor Stuart Brubaker earned the 12-lap B-main victory. Brandon Spithaler, Brady Bacon, and Broc Martin each earned A-main starting positions via B-main transfer sports.

The Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio will host round five of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Tuesday evening, June 23rd. It will be the first appearance by the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at the 3/8’s mile dirt oval in 2015. Sharon Speedway was denied Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition in 2013 and again in 2014 due to inclement weather conditions. ‘The Wheelman’ Brandon Matus is most recent Ohio Sprint Speedweek winner at Sharon Speedway; earning the $5,000 top prize on June 26th, 2015.

Sharon Speedway is scheduled to open pit gates at 3PM, with hot laps going trackside at 6PM. To learn more, please visit Sharon Speedway live on the web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Full Results - Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket - Round 4 - Wayne County Speedway - Monday, June 22nd, 2015:

Wayne Co. 06-22-2015

410 Sprints - UNOH

Qualifying

1.1-Dale Blaney, 14.896; 2.97-Dean Jacobs, 14.896; 3.6H-Kenny Jacobs, 14.907; 4.73-Jac Haudenschild, 14.923; 5.22-Cole Duncan, 14.988; 6.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 15.002; 7.21-DJ Foos, 15.024; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 15.031; 9.40-Caleb Helms, 15.043; 10.3G-James McFadden, 15.058; 11.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.091; 12.89-Cody Darrah, 15.101; 13.57X-Andrew Palker, 15.163; 14.70-Roger Crockett, 15.191; 15.59-Danny Holtgraver, 15.204; 16.16-Stuart Brubaker, 15.240; 17.22X-Brandon Spithaler, 15.264; 18.99-Brady Bacon, 15.279; 19.17W-Bryan Clauson, 15.357; 20.17-Josh Baughman, 15.407; 21.71m-Paul May, 15.469; 22.48-Danny Dietrich, 15.469; 23.W20-Greg Wilson, 15.470; 24.5T-Travis Philo, 15.486; 25.83M-Broc Martin, 15.499; 26.5-Byron Reed, 15.538; 27.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 15.580; 28.5AU-Danny Reidy, 15.608; 29.4-Danny Smith, 15.635; 30.10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.746; 31.35AU-Jamie Veal, 15.749; 32.9x-Rob Chaney, 15.786; 33.9-Jordan Ryan, 15.829; 34.11-Steve Kinser, 15.850; 35.8M-TJ Michael, 15.856; 36.45-Tim Shaffer, 15.926; 37.11N-Randy Hannagan, 15.967; 38.1st-Gary Taylor, 16.003; 39.60-Jody Keegan, 16.020; 40.81-Lee Jacobs, 16.041; 41.2L-Logan Forler, 16.071; 42.23-Nick Patterson, 16.129; 43.55F-Taylor Ferns, 16.158; 44.11H-Shawn Hubler, 16.270; 45.16M-Jim Morris, 16.365; 46.94-Ryan Smith, 16.375; 47.91-Cale Thomas, 16.495; 48.O8-Dan Kuriger, 16.577; 49.76-David Jones, 16.820; 50.22R-Ryan Fredericks, 17.292; 51.7-Troy Kingan, 17.638; 52.D12-Jason Dolick, 99.440;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 73-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[5] ; 4. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[3] ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 7. 22X-Brandon Spithaler[8] ; 8. 16M-Jim Morris[10] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 10. 76-David Jones[11] ; 11. 70-Roger Crockett[6]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 21-DJ Foos[2] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[4] ; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[5] ; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 7. 17-Josh Baughman[7] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[9] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[10] ; 10. 22R-Ryan Fredericks[11] ; 11. 71m-Paul May[8]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 89-Cody Darrah[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 5. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[9] ; 8. 91-Cale Thomas[10] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 10. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[7]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[2] ; 4. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 5. 23-Nick Patterson[6] ; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5] ; 7. 11H-Shawn Hubler[7] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[8] ; 9. O8-Dan Kuriger[9]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)

1. 9x-Rob Chaney[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 5. 8M-TJ Michael[5] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 8. 2L-Logan Forler[9] ; 9. 60-Jody Keegan[7] ; 10. 7-Troy Kingan[10]

Dash 1 (6 Laps)

1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 6. 73-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[11] ; 8. 9x-Rob Chaney[6] ; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 11. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[9] ; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[12]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 60-Jody Keegan[3] ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor[2] ; 3. 11H-Shawn Hubler[8] ; 4. 2L-Logan Forler[5] ; 5. 16M-Jim Morris[9] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 7. 76-David Jones[13] ; 8. 7-Troy Kingan[15] ; 9. 22R-Ryan Fredericks[14] ; 10. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 11. 23-Nick Patterson[6] ; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 13. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 14. 91-Cale Thomas[11] ; 15. O8-Dan Kuriger[12] ; 16. D12-Jason Dolick[16]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[4] ; 2. 22X-Brandon Spithaler[5] ; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[6] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[11] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[10] ; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[8] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[15] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 9. 8M-TJ Michael[16] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson[7] ; 12. 70-Roger Crockett[3] ; 13. 71m-Paul May[9] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[18] ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[17] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[14] ; 18. 5AU-Danny Reidy[13]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 5. 73-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[9] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[12] ; 8. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[11] ; 9. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[20] ; 12. 11-Steve Kinser[15] ; 13. 5T-Travis Philo[25] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[18] ; 15. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 16. 99-Brady Bacon[23] ; 17. 22X-Brandon Spithaler[22] ; 18. 35AU-Jamie Veal[19] ; 19. 22-Cole Duncan[17] ; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[24] ; 21. 21-DJ Foos[14] ; 22. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 23. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[13] ; 24. 16-Stuart Brubaker[21] ; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich[16]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 22nd): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild: 588 2. Greg Wilson: 552 3. Chad Kemenah: 524 4. Dale Blaney: 516 4. Cody Darrah: 516 6. Parker Price-Miller: 514 7. James McFadden: 506 8. Caleb Helms: 480 9. Tim Shaffer: 470 10. Brady Bacon: 458

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild Holds Off McFadden to Win Speedweek Event at Waynesfield

Speedweek Moves Ahead to Wayne County on June 22nd

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Waynesfield, Ohio (June 21st, 2015) - Sheldon Haudenschild earned the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory on Sunday night, June 21st at the Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio. It was Haudenschild’s first UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season and his second career victory with the series. The Wooster, Ohio native survived one caution, countless laps of lapped traffic and a continuous battle with James McFadden to win at the Waynesfield bullring. Haudenschild now has three consecutive podium finishes with the UNOH All Stars during the 2015 edition of Speedweek.

“This feels great” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “I just want to thank all of my sponsors and my crew….my mom and dad...everyone...this wouldn’t be possible without all of those guys...I want to give Bonzai Bruns credit for helping us change things around a little bit...hopefully we can do this night-in and night-out.”

After taking sole command of the 35-lap main event with 22 laps in the books, Sheldon Haudenschild, who started fourth on the grid, navigated the top side of the race track; keeping ‘Aussie’ native James McFadden and pole sitter Tim Shaffer at bay. Despite a few slide job attempts by McFadden to get back by Haudenschild during the closing circuits, it was the familiar black ‘93’ hanging on for the $5,000 victory.

“Oh man, I love coming to this place” Haudenschild said, “I was a little worried in the heat race...it got pretty slick, then they ended up watering it right before the feature...we got rolling around there in the ‘A’ and then I knew we had a good track to race on…I had a blast racing with James (McFadden).”

James McFadden would hang on to finish second after starting the on the pole. Tim Shaffer, who joined McFadden on the front row for the start of the A-main, would come home third. With the victory, Sheldon Haudenschild now extends his lead in the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket standings heading into Monday night’s program at Wayne County Speedway.

A strong field of 50 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions ‘410’ sprint cars signed in for competition at the Waynesfield Raceway Park high banks on Sunday afternoon. The All Star roster was split into five groups of ten qualifiers with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Brady Bacon, Tim Shaffer, Steve Kinser, Cody Darrah, and Roger Crockett each earned ‘fast time’ during their respective group qualifying efforts, with Tim Shaffer earning the fastest time of the night overall during qualifying time trials; recording an official time of 10.763 seconds around the 1/3 mile dirt oval. Brady Bacon, Greg Wilson, Nate Dussel, and Jared Horstman rounded out the top five fastest qualifiers.

Preliminary action would continue with five 10-lap heat races with the top-four finishers transferring to the 35-lap main event. Brady Bacon, Chad Kemenah, ‘The King’ Steve Kinser, Sheldon Haudenschild, and Oregon native Roger Crockett each earned victories during heat race competition. Sprint car ‘Hall of Fame’ inductee Danny Smith picked up the evening’s C-main victory.

James McFadden earned the UNOH All Star dash victory; guaranteeing the pole position for the $5,000-to-win, 35-lap main event. All preliminary competition would come to a close after Stuart Brubaker picked up the B-main victory.

The 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will move ahead to the Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio on Monday evening, June 22nd. The Orrville oval hosted the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions once already in 2015 with ‘The Law Firm’ Parker Price-Miller earning the victory. It was a career-first UNOH All Star victory for the teenager out of Kokomo, Indiana. The 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit to Wayne County Speedway was canceled due to inclement weather.

The Monday night, June 22nd visit to Wayne County Speedway will be round four of the 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket schedule. Gates are scheduled to swing open at 3PM. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6PM, followed by racing action at 7PM. For more information, please visit the official online home of Wayne County Speedway at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Full Results - Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket - Round 3 - Waynesfield Raceway Park - Sunday, June 21st, 2015:

Waynesfield Speedway 06-21-2015

410 Sprints - UNOH

Qualifying

1.45-Tim Shaffer, 10.763; 2.99-Brady Bacon, 10.861; 3.W20-Greg Wilson, 10.862; 4.40DD-Nate Dussel, 10.879; 5.38-Jared Horstman, 10.926; 6.21-DJ Foos, 11.007; 7.11-Steve Kinser, 11.024; 8.22-Cole Duncan, 11.025; 9.5AU-Danny Reidy, 11.056; 10.3G-James McFadden, 11.106; 11.5-Byron Reed, 11.127; 12.16-Stuart Brubaker, 11.183; 13.40-Caleb Helms, 11.186; 14.89-Cody Darrah, 11.211; 15.11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.238; 16.35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.269; 17.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.298; 18.O5-Brad Loyet, 11.304; 19.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 11.313; 20.53-Cap Henry, 11.330; 21.59-Danny Holtgraver, 11.344; 22.70-Roger Crockett, 11.353; 23.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.359; 24.57X-Andrew Palker, 11.361; 25.1-Dale Blaney, 11.386; 26.10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.388; 27.81-Lee Jacobs, 11.399; 28.17-Josh Baughman, 11.420; 29.78-Todd Kane, 11.459; 30.8M-TJ Michael, 11.481; 31.94-Ryan Smith, 11.502; 32.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.523; 33.17W-Bryan Clauson, 11.574; 34.55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.647; 35.97-Dean Jacobs, 11.690; 36.6M-Max Stambaugh, 11.693; 37.4-Danny Smith, 11.713; 38.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 11.750; 39.71m-Paul May, 11.760; 40.63-Kody Swanson, 11.801; 41.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 11.904; 42.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.008; 43.48-Danny Dietrich, 12.049; 44.5T-Travis Philo, 12.069; 45.97A-Jimmy Stinson, 12.116; 46.91-Cale Thomas, 12.152; 47.60K-Kory Crabtree, 12.257; 48.10J-Jarrod DeLong, 12.272; 49.9-Jordan Ryan, 99.100; 50.33M-Caleb Griffith, 99.200;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 2. 38-Jared Horstman[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 40DD-Nate Dussel[2] ; 5. 21-DJ Foos[5] ; 6. 78-Todd Kane[10] ; 7. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[6] ; 9. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[9] ; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[2] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[7] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9] ; 9. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[5] ; 10. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[10]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 2. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[1] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[8] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[10]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[7] ; 7. 97A-Jimmy Stinson[9] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[10] ; 9. 63-Kody Swanson[8] ; 10. O5-Brad Loyet[1]

Heat 5, Group E - (10 Laps)

1. 70-Roger Crockett[4] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[2] ; 4. 1st-Gary Taylor[7] ; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich[8] ; 6. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 7. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 10. 60K-Kory Crabtree[10]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 3G-James McFadden[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[10] ; 7. 38-Jared Horstman[4] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 9. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[12] ; 11. 5-Byron Reed[6] ; 12. 1-Dale Blaney[11]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich[7] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[6] ; 5. 71m-Paul May[4] ; 6. 63-Kody Swanson[5] ; 7. 5T-Travis Philo[8] ; 8. 97A-Jimmy Stinson[9] ; 9. 60K-Kory Crabtree[10] ; 10. 9-Jordan Ryan[12] ; 11. 10J-Jarrod DeLong[11] ; 12. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[3] ; 13. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 14. 91-Cale Thomas[14]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 2. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 3. 5AU-Danny Reidy[2] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[11] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 6. O5-Brad Loyet[6] ; 7. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[7] ; 8. 8M-TJ Michael[14] ; 9. 17-Josh Baughman[12] ; 10. 4-Danny Smith[17] ; 11. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[9] ; 12. 55F-Taylor Ferns[16] ; 13. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[15] ; 14. 21-DJ Foos[1] ; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker[10] ; 16. 78-Todd Kane[13] ; 17. 6M-Max Stambaugh[18] ; 18. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 5. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[6] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 8. W20-Greg Wilson[8] ; 9. 53-Cap Henry[14] ; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[12] ; 11. 17W-Bryan Clauson[19] ; 12. 99-Brady Bacon[10] ; 13. 5-Byron Reed[11] ; 14. 38-Jared Horstman[7] ; 15. 1st-Gary Taylor[20] ; 16. 40-Caleb Helms[13] ; 17. 89-Cody Darrah[22] ; 18. 40DD-Nate Dussel[16] ; 19. 22-Cole Duncan[17] ; 20. 16-Stuart Brubaker[21] ; 21. 81-Lee Jacobs[24] ; 22. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[26] ; 23. 94-Ryan Smith[18] ; 24. 5AU-Danny Reidy[23] ; 25. 97-Dean Jacobs[15] ; 26. 59-Danny Holtgraver[25]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 21st): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild - 438; 2. Greg Wilson - 416; 3. Dale Blaney - 386; 4. Chad Kemenah - 382; 5. Cody Darrah - 378; 6. Parker Price-Miller - 368; 7. Tim Shaffer - 364; 8. James McFadden - 362; 9. Caleb Helms - 358; 10. Gary Taylor - 354

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Greg Wilson Captures Speedweek Victory at Famed Eldora Speedway!

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Continues Sunday at Waynesfield

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Rossburg, Ohio (June 20th, 2015) - Benton Ridge, Ohio’s Greg Wilson earned the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket main event victory at the Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday night, June 20th. For Wilson, it was his second UNOH All Star victory of the 2015 season and his first at ‘The Big E’ in 2015. The former two-time UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder started the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win main event on the inside of row number three. Wilson made the winning pass with 14 laps in the books at Eldora Speedway; surviving two red flag incidents and heavy doses of lapped traffic to earn top honors during round two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

“This is as tough as it gets” said Greg Wilson, “I’m about choked up in tears...I’m a blessed dude...we come in and had a little issue...Tony Stewart is one hell of a man and he made some issues better...I told him we were going to win so I could bring my kids up on this stage...I couldn’t do it without all of the help from my sponsors.”

Full-time UNOH All Star competitor Danny Holtgraver and NASCAR star Kasey Kahne would lead the 26 car field to the ‘green’ at Eldora Speedway. Holtgraver, in the familiar Phoenix Racing ‘59’ sprinter, held the top spot for the first three circuits before red flag conditions hit the speedway for Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas. When racing resumed, Holtgraver continued his torrid pace. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native navigated traffic on the outside ‘cushion’ but would eventually lose command to former UNOH All Star champion, Greg Wilson, with 14 laps in the books. Wilson used the very bottom lane of Eldora’s wide surface to weave through traffic. Unfortunately, red flag conditions would return to the speedway for Attica Speedweek winner, Dale Blaney. Blaney was racing in the runner-up position and on the charge after Greg Wilson for a second consecutive Speedweek victory. The CH Motorsports no. 1 machine would lose a left rear wheel with seven laps remaining; resulting in contact with the outside wall.

Greg Wilson would lead the field back to green flag conditions and that is where he would stay; holding off 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion, Steve Kinser, and Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild. It was a second consecutive third place performance for Haudenschild; finishing third at Attica Raceway Park one night ago.

“I knew (Steve) was going to have some clean air” said Wilson regarding the last restart, “I actually moved up and pulled the wing back... I just got lucky...I watched that man in his prime and he’s the baddest son of a gun to ever drive a sprint car... It’s just awesome to win at Eldora, especially during Speedweek...hopefully we can keep the ball rolling.”

“I knew he wasn’t going to get off the bottom” Kinser said, “I was kind of surprised because he kind of pulled up... If he had pulled about a little bit more I would have moved to the bottom... I would have had a better chance... But, I kind of overworked my tires at the end.”

There were 41 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in at ‘The Big E’ on Saturday evening. The Speedweek roster was split into five qualifying groups with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Cale Thomas, Dustin Daggett, Dale Blaney, Ryan Ruhl, and Ryan Smith each earned fast time awards during their group qualifying efforts, with Dale Blaney earning the fastest time of the night overall. His official time was 13.733 seconds around the Eldora Speedway half-mile. Cale Thomas, Greg Wilson, Ryan Smith, and James McFadden rounded out the top-five fastest qualifiers, overall.

Five 8-lap heat races were contested with the top four finishers transferring to the 30-lap main event. Cole Duncan, Bryan Clauson, Roger Crockett, Kasey Kahne, and Danny Holtgraver each earned dominating heat race victories at ‘The Big E.’ Danny Holtgraver was the evening’s dash winner; securing the pole position for the $5,000-to-win, 30-lap main event. All preliminary competition would come to a conclusion after seventeen-year-old Cale Thomas picked up the 12-lap B-main victory. A solid recovery for Thomas after getting upside-down during heat race competition.

The 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket schedule will now move forward to the Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio for a Sunday night visit on June 21st. The 1/3 mile dirt oval will host round three of the 2015 edition of Speedweek. The defending UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Dale Blaney picked up the Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Waynesfield Raceway Park in 2014. Australian invader Jamie Veal finished second, with ‘The Wild Child’ Jac Haudenschild rounding out the evening’s podium. Bixby, Oklahoma’s Shane Stewart charged from 23rd to finish fourth at Waynesfield in 2014, followed by Ohio native Travis Philo.

Pit gates are scheduled to open at 1PM at Waynesfield Raceway Park, with main gates scheduled to open at 4PM. Hot laps will tentatively fire off at 5:30PM. To learn more about round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, visit the official online home of Waynesfield Raceway Park; www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

Full Results - Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket - Round 2 - Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 20th, 2015:

Qualifying

1.1-Dale Blaney, 13.733; 2.91-Cale Thomas, 13.734; 3.W20-Greg Wilson, 13.778; 4.94-Ryan Smith, 13.838; 5.3G-James McFadden, 13.840; 6.2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.877; 7.35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.898; 8.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.902; 9.17-Josh Baughman, 13.909; 10.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 13.933; 11.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.944; 12.48-Danny Dietrich, 13.945; 13.70-Roger Crockett, 14.011; 14.71m-Paul May, 14.044; 15.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.117; 16.89-Cody Darrah, 14.117; 17.49-Cole Duncan, 14.119; 18.11-Steve Kinser, 14.129; 19.5T-Travis Philo, 14.136; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.147; 21.16-Stuart Brubaker, 14.150; 22.45-Tim Shaffer, 14.176; 23.21-DJ Foos, 14.180; 24.5AU-Danny Reidy, 14.267; 25.33M-Caleb Griffith, 14.269; 26.1st-Gary Taylor, 14.302; 27.40-Caleb Helms, 14.327; 28.49K-Kasey Kahne, 14.343; 29.19-Chris Andrews, 14.344; 30.16M-Jac Haudenschild, 14.344; 31.9x-Rob Chaney, 14.357; 32.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.372; 33.4-Danny Smith, 14.395; 34.35R-Ronnie Blair, 14.402; 35.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.429; 36.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.434; 37.O5-Brad Loyet, 14.439; 38.55F-Taylor Ferns, 14.446; 39.99-Brady Bacon, 14.541; 40.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.548; 41.11N-Randy Hannagan, 99.991;

Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps)

1. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 2. 71m-Paul May[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 1st-Gary Taylor[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] ; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[2] ; 7. 91-Cale Thomas[4] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[9] ; 9. 9x-Rob Chaney[7]

Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps)

1. 17W-Bryan Clauson[2] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[5] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 6. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 7. O5-Brad Loyet[8] ; 8. 33M-Caleb Griffith[7]

Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps)

1. 70-Roger Crockett[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 3. 1-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[6] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[8]

Heat 4, Group D - (8 Laps)

1. 49K-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[4] ; 4. 16M-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 6. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[2]

Heat 5, Group E - (8 Laps)

1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 2. 16-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 4. 94-Ryan Smith[4] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 6. 99-Brady Bacon[7] ; 7. 19-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 15H-Mitch Harble[8]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps)

1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 2. 49K-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[5] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 7. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich[12] ; 9. 70-Roger Crockett[8] ; 10. 16-Stuart Brubaker[7] ; 11. 71m-Paul May[9] ; 12. 49-Cole Duncan[11]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 91-Cale Thomas[1] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 3. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[4] ; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[3] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[15] ; 7. 21-DJ Foos[6] ; 8. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 9. 99-Brady Bacon[19] ; 10. 33M-Caleb Griffith[8] ; 11. O5-Brad Loyet[17] ; 12. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 13. 19-Chris Andrews[10] ; 14. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs[12] ; 16. 35R-Ronnie Blair[14] ; 17. 4-Danny Smith[13] ; 18. 11N-Randy Hannagan[21] ; 19. 55F-Taylor Ferns[18] ; 20. 9x-Rob Chaney[11] ; 21. 15H-Mitch Harble[20]

A-Main 1 - (30 Laps)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 4. 17W-Bryan Clauson[6] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[15] ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[17] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[18] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 9. 49K-Kasey Kahne[2] ; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah[23] ; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich[8] ; 12. 35AU-Jamie Veal[22] ; 13. 70-Roger Crockett[9] ; 14. 71m-Paul May[11] ; 15. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[21] ; 16. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[14] ; 17. 49-Cole Duncan[12] ; 18. 16-Stuart Brubaker[10] ; 19. 17-Josh Baughman[24] ; 20. 40-Caleb Helms[26] ; 21. 1st-Gary Taylor[16] ; 22. 1-Dale Blaney[7] ; 23. 2M-Dustin Daggett[13] ; 24. 94-Ryan Smith[20] ; 25. 91-Cale Thomas[19] ; 26. 16M-Jac Haudenschild[25]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 as of June 20th): 1. Sheldon Haudenschild - 288; 2. Greg Wilson - 282; 3. Kasey Kahne - 272; 4. Parker Price-Miller - 262; 4. Jamie Veal - 262; 4. Cody Darrah - 262; 7. Dale Blaney - 256; 8. Chad Kemenah - 246; 9. Caleb Helms - 240; 10. Gary Taylor - 234

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding Speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

Dale Blaney Takes Opening Night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Attica Raceway Park

‘The Lowrider’ In Command of Speedweek Point Race

By Tyler Altmeyer - All Star Circuit of Champions

Contact: altmeyer119@gmail.com

Attica, Ohio (June 19th, 2015) - Defending UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder Dale Blaney kicked off the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with a victory at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. For Blaney, it was his fourth UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the 2015 season, and is now the official point leader of not only the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions national standings, but also Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Blaney, pilot of the familiar CH Motorsports, GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, no. 1 ‘410’ sprint car, set the tone early at Attica Raceway Park and used his qualifying position as an early advantage.

“We really set ourselves up after qualifying” said Blaney, “We went out late but qualified well enough to put ourselves on the front row of a heat race...we were fortunate enough to win our heat and make the dash...I’ve ran so many races at Attica...we have a great baseline and we can use that no matter what kind of surface we race on.”

Dale Blaney started his winning performance from the very beginning of the 40-lap main event; taking command of the 26-car starting field on the opening lap over pole-sitter Parker Price-Miller. Blaney survived four cautions during the feature program; and despite an early charge by Price-Miller with just seven laps in the books, and periods of tricky lapped traffic, the Hartford, Ohio native stayed in control of the $5,000-to-win main event and went on to secure his 119th career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Blaney started the main event on the outside of the front row.

“Traffic was pretty tough when we were in it” said Blaney, “It doesn’t feel like we were ever in traffic for very long...by the time we would reach the back of the field, a caution would come out...the yellow flags were pretty beneficial...kept us in clean air...regardless, we ran a pretty good race...I knew I was pretty good in turns one and two, but wasn’t all that great in three and four...it worked out for us.”

With one victory already locked up, Blaney will continue his Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign in search of four more victories during the next eight consecutive nights of competition; attempting to earn the $25,000 bonus.

“We’ll see” said Blaney, “We definitely want to put ourselves in position...right now, we are the only ones in a position to win it...we’ll see how the rest of Speedweek unfolds.”

Byron Reed, the 2014 Fremont/Attica Sprint Title champion, finished second during the opening night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The Monclova, Ohio native was a top-five contender the entire distance, but secured himself into the runner-up position with less than five laps remaining. The new UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions format proved to be beneficial for the six-time Attica Raceway Park track champion, as Reed charged from fifth to a dash position during heat race competition, and eventually rallying from fourth to second during the main event; all after qualifying 27th overall.

“This is a great run tonight” said Byron Reed, “Standing here in second with all of these guys is great...I kind of wish we had something more for Blaney...it felt like we were as good as him when we got going...the restarts didn’t help me...it felt like it took us five or six laps to get going...I just want to thank my crew, my mom and my dad...it was a good run.”

Perhaps the most impressive performance of the evening was portrayed by Sheldon Haudenschild. Haudenschild started on the outside of row ten during the 40-lap main event, and rallied 17 positions to secure himself on the podium at Attica Raceway Park. The Wooster, Ohio native utilized the all too familiar ‘Haudenschild line’ and relied on the Attica berm to solidify himself a third place finish. Haudenschild was also the evening’s ‘Hard Charger.’

“We started way back there and got through the first five laps” said Sheldon Haudenschild, “We kept our nose clean...starting that far back, you have to make your moves quick...I saw the top was really nice so I kinda committed myself up there...told myself I’m going to run 40 laps up here and see what happens...we had a spark plug wire come off about halfway...ran around the bottom there for about five or six laps...had that last restart and just went for it to try and get a top-three.”

Seventeen-year-old Parker Price-Miller would hold on to finish fourth during main event competition after starting from the pole position and racing in second for much of the 40-lap program. Price-Miller was a threat early; challenging Dale Blaney for the top spot with less than ten laps recorded. The Kokomo, Indiana native was followed by NASCAR star and World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series team owner Kasey Kahne a the checkers.

There were 58 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions sprint cars signed in for competition on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. The 58 ‘410’ sprinters were divided into five qualifying groups with all drivers qualifying against those in their respective heat race. Cap Henry, Rob Chaney, Chris Andrews, Gary Taylor, and Brady Bacon each earned ‘top honors’ in their group qualifying sessions. Bellevue, Ohio’s Cap Henry earned the overall ‘Lincoln Electric Fast Time Award;’ recording an official lap time of 12.372 seconds around the Attica high banks. Travis Philo, Caleb Helms, Brady Bacon, and Gary Taylor rounded out the top-five overall fastest qualifiers.

Preliminary competition would continue with five 10-lap heat races with the top four finishers transferring to the main event. Caleb Helms, Jamie Veal, Chris Andrews, Dale Blaney, and seventeen-year-old Parker Price-Miller each earned UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions heat race victories. Sean Zemunik earned the 8-lap D-main victory. Bryan Clauson, a 2015 Indy 500 starter, earned the 10-lap C-main victory. ‘The Law Firm’ Parker Price-Miller won the evening’s All Star dash; guaranteeing the pole position for the 40-lap main event. The All Star B-main would end all preliminary action at Attica Raceway Park; Kenny Jacobs earned the 12-lap victory.

Up next on the schedule, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will visit Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio for round two of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. The Saturday night Speedweek visit with be the first appearance by ‘America’s Series’ at ‘The Big E’ in 2015. It was Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver earning the Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory at Eldora Speedway in 2014; holding off eventual series champion Dale Blaney and former World of Outlaws traveler Randy Hannagan. The ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer finished fourth during the 2014 Eldora Speedweek program, with Shane Stewart rounding out the top-five.

Pit gates and general admission gates are scheduled to open at 3PM and 4PM respectively on Saturday, June 20th at Eldora Speedway. Warm-ups will hit the racing surface at 6PM, followed by racing at 7PM, sharp. To learn more, please visit Eldora Speedway live on the web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

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Full Results - Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Round 1 - Attica Raceway Park - June 19th, 2015:

Attica 06-19-2015

410 Sprints - UNOH

Qualifying

1.53-Cap Henry, 12.372; 2.5T-Travis Philo, 12.416; 3.40-Caleb Helms, 12.518; 4.99-Brady Bacon, 12.537; 5.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.540; 6.60-Jody Keegan, 12.542; 7.9x-Rob Chaney, 12.581; 8.21-DJ Foos, 12.586; 9.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.588; 10.22-Cole Duncan, 12.613; 11.89-Cody Darrah, 12.622; 12.35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.626; 13.6H-Kenny Jacobs, 12.626; 14.19-Chris Andrews, 12.630; 15.70-Roger Crockett, 12.634; 16.6M-Max Stambaugh, 12.648; 17.1-Dale Blaney, 12.659; 18.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.664; 19.33M-Caleb Griffith, 12.664; 20.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.669; 21.45L-Brian Lay, 12.757; 22.15H-Mitch Harble, 12.804; 23.91-Cale Thomas, 12.805; 24.5AU-Danny Reidy, 12.833; 25.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.835; 26.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.843; 27.5-Byron Reed, 12.862; 28.O5-Brad Loyet, 12.869; 29.49-Kasey Kahne, 12.883; 30.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 12.888; 31.81-Lee Jacobs, 12.897; 32.59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.899; 33.40DD-Nate Dussel, 12.914; 34.11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.932; 35.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.964; 36.17-Josh Baughman, 12.970; 37.3G-James McFadden, 12.987; 38.9C-Jimmy Colvin, 12.994; 39.10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.001; 40.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.091; 41.7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.098; 42.94-Ryan Smith, 13.104; 43.17W-Bryan Clauson, 13.112; 44.71H-Brad Lamberson, 13.120; 45.78-Todd Kane, 13.156; 46.8M-TJ Michael, 13.200; 47.68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.213; 48.45-Tim Shaffer, 13.224; 49.16M-Danny Mumaw, 13.273; 50.4-Danny Smith, 13.429; 51.27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.474; 52.9-Jordan Ryan, 13.489; 53.55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.528; 54.25M-Ken Mackey, 13.547; 55.96AU-Bruce White, 13.763; 56.38-Jared Horstman, 13.885; 57.8-Kevin Shelbo, 14.086; 58.97-Dean Jacobs, 99.000;

Heat 1, Group A - (10 Laps)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[3] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 4. 60-Jody Keegan[1] ; 5. 89-Cody Darrah[6] ; 6. 22-Cole Duncan[5] ; 7. 70-Roger Crockett[7] ; 8. 94-Ryan Smith[10] ; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 10. 40DD-Nate Dussel[9] ; 11. 71H-Brad Lamberson[11] ; 12. 8-Kevin Shelbo[12]

Heat 2, Group B - (10 Laps)

1. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 33M-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 4. 17-Josh Baughman[9] ; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 6. 5AU-Danny Reidy[7] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10] ; 8. 25M-Ken Mackey[11] ; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble[6] ; 10. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[8] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[12] ; 12. 21-DJ Foos[3]

Heat 3, Group C - (10 Laps)

1. 19-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 49-Kasey Kahne[1] ; 3. 16-Stuart Brubaker[3] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 7. 8M-TJ Michael[8] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[12] ; 9. 16M-Danny Mumaw[10] ; 10. 78-Todd Kane[7] ; 11. O5-Brad Loyet[2] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[11]

Heat 4, Group D - (10 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 3. 1st-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 17W-Bryan Clauson[9] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[8] ; 9. 9-Jordan Ryan[10] ; 10. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[6]

Heat 5, Group E - (10 Laps)

1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 3. 91-Cale Thomas[2] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[4] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 6. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[10] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 9. 38-Jared Horstman[11] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[7] ; 11. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[3]

Dash 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[3] ; 3. 49-Kasey Kahne[4] ; 4. 5-Byron Reed[5] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[8] ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 8. 53-Cap Henry[10] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 10. 99-Brady Bacon[12] ; 11. 9x-Rob Chaney[11] ; 12. 19-Chris Andrews[6]

D-Main 1 - (8 Laps)

1. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[3] ; 2. 9-Jordan Ryan[4] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 4. 25M-Ken Mackey[6] ; 5. 38-Jared Horstman[8] ; 6. 8-Kevin Shelbo[9] ; 7. 96AU-Bruce White[7] ; 8. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 9. 16M-Danny Mumaw[1] ; 10. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]

C-Main 1 - (10 Laps)

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[4] ; 2. 17W-Bryan Clauson[7] ; 3. 9C-Jimmy Colvin[2] ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[10] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[6] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11] ; 7. 9-Jordan Ryan[14] ; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik[13] ; 9. 71H-Brad Lamberson[8] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 11. 78-Todd Kane[9] ; 12. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 13. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 14. 45-Tim Shaffer[12]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps)

1. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[4] ; 2. 21-DJ Foos[1] ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[3] ; 4. 22-Cole Duncan[2] ; 5. 6M-Max Stambaugh[6] ; 6. 70-Roger Crockett[5] ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[7] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[8] ; 9. 5AU-Danny Reidy[10] ; 10. 17W-Bryan Clauson[18] ; 11. 15H-Mitch Harble[9] ; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 13. 40DD-Nate Dussel[14] ; 14. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[12] ; 15. O5-Brad Loyet[11] ; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16] ; 17. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[13] ; 18. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[17]

A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)

1. 1-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 5-Byron Reed[4] ; 3. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[20] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 5. 49-Kasey Kahne[3] ; 6. 53-Cap Henry[8] ; 7. 35AU-Jamie Veal[6] ; 8. 99-Brady Bacon[10] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 10. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 11. 5T-Travis Philo[9] ; 12. 1st-Gary Taylor[15] ; 13. 89-Cody Darrah[23] ; 14. 6H-Kenny Jacobs[21] ; 15. 16-Stuart Brubaker[14] ; 16. 21-DJ Foos[22] ; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah[25] ; 18. 94-Ryan Smith[26] ; 19. 17-Josh Baughman[18] ; 20. 91-Cale Thomas[16] ; 21. 60-Jody Keegan[17] ; 22. 22-Cole Duncan[24] ; 23. 33M-Caleb Griffith[13] ; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[19] ; 25. 9x-Rob Chaney[11] ; 26. 19-Chris Andrews[12]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (Top-10 As of June 19th): 1. Dale Blaney - 150; 2. Byron Reed - 146; 3. Sheldon Haudenschild - 144; 4. Parker Price-Miller - 142; 5. Kasey Kahne - 140; 6. Cap Henry - 138; 7. Jamie Veal - 136; 8. Brady Bacon - 134; 9. Greg Wilson - 132; 10. Caleb Helms - 130

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding Speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

33rd Annual ‘Ohio Sprint Speedweek’ Presented by Cometic Gasket Launches Tomorrow!

Attica Raceway Park Will Open Nine Day ‘Speedweek’ Campaign

Indianapolis, IN (June 18th, 2015) - In nearly 24 hours, the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will officially launch; bringing together nine consecutive UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions programs across the great state of Ohio. The 2015 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will visit eight different facilities during the nine day tour while welcoming not only all of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions regulars, but also a dominate force of local and regional contenders. Speedweek competitors will race for no less than $5,000 during their trek across the ‘Buckeye State,’ with the grand finale showcasing a $10,000 top prize on June 27th.

“It’s definitely a special week” said Dale Blaney; defending speedweek champion and current All Star point leader, “I’ve been around it my entire life...even clear back when it started in 1983...it’s a fun week, but it can also be a stressful week.”

In addition to the prize money being awarded at each event, the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presenting sponsor Cometic Gasket will also award a $3,000 point fund to the top-ten point finishers at the conclusion of the week, as well as a potential $25,000 bonus to any driver who can win five of the nine scheduled events.

“Anytime there is bonus money up for grabs is a great thing and we appreciate it” said Dale Blaney, “It gets people talking and it gets a lot of people involved...hopefully we can get all nine nights in and give someone the opportunity to win the bonus money...a lot of guys are coming in to race this deal...it’s going to be tough to win five...you have to win one before you can win five.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket will launch on Friday evening, June 19th at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. After their visit to the Attica oval on Friday night, Speedweek travels will make their way to the historic Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday evening, June 20th. ‘The Big E’ has been a staple of grassroots racing since its opening in 1954. The world-famous half-mile oval will host one night of Speedweek competition before travelers turn their attention towards the Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio on Sunday, June 21st.

On Monday evening, June 22nd, Ohio Sprint Speedweek competitors will face eastern Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. The schedule will move even further east on Tuesday, June 23rd as Speedweek moves ahead to the Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. The Wayne County Speedway and Sharon Speedway mini-swing will be the last time Ohio Sprint Speedweek visits the eastern edge of the ‘Buckeye State’ in 2015.

The Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio will welcome Speedweek fans and racers on Wednesday evening, June 24th; the lone south-central stop during the nine-day trek across Ohio. From there, teams will move north to the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio for the first of two scheduled events on Thursday evening, June 25th. The Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio will have their share of Speedweek on Thursday, June 26th. The Lima bullring will host the last stop on the Speedweek schedule before racers return to Fremont Speedway for the finale on Saturday, June 27th. The Fremont Speedway finale will feature a $10,000 payday.

Dale Blaney will lead the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions into Ohio Sprint Speedweek. ‘The Lowrider’ is the current All Star point leader; earning three victories with the series thus far in 2015, as well as an impressive 12 top-five finishes. The Hartford, Ohio native has 118 career UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions victories and is the all-time win leader.

Former World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series regular Cody Darrah has been an ‘All Star’ force during the 2015 season and will enter Ohio Sprint Speedweek second in the series standings. The Red Lion, Pennsylvania native has one victory with ‘America’s Series’ during the present year and will chase after a career-first Ohio Sprint Speedweek title beginning tomorrow night.

Chad Kemenah and Hunter Racing will enter the 2015 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek third in the All Star standings. The former UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions title holder is a one-time winner with the regional travelers thus far this season and will hunt for a second-career Ohio Sprint Speedweek title beginning at Attica Raceway Park. Kemenah earned his first Speedweek title in 2002.

Other UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions teams expected to be in competition during all of Ohio Sprint Speedweek include Pennsylvania native and 2015 series winner Ryan Smith; Ohio native Sheldon Haudenschild; former All Star series champion Greg Wilson; 2010 Knoxville Nationals champion and former All Star champion Tim Shaffer; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Danny Holtgraver; recent series winner and Kokomo, Indiana native Parker Price-Miller; as well as Caleb Helms, Andrew Palker, Danny Smith, and Travis Philo.

Those seeking additional information regarding the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket should visit the official online home of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com. Updates and breaking news regarding Speedweek and the All Stars will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC

 

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Announces Cometic Gasket as Presenting Sponsor of 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek

$25,000 Bonus on the Line

INDIANAPOLIS (June 3, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions announced today that Concord Township, Ohio-based Cometic Gasket, Inc. will be the 2015 presenting sponsor of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The nine-day, nine-event schedule begins on Friday, June 19th at Attica Raceway Park and culminates at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, June 27th. Teams will travel nearly 1,000 miles over the course of the “week” and compete for nearly $250,000 in prize money.

Further, Cometic Gasket will pay a $25,000 bonus to any driver that can win at least five of the nine Ohio Sprint Speedweek events, and will distribute $3,000 to the overall top-10 in points following the conclusion of Speedweek.

“We are extremely excited to support the All Star Circuit of Champions and Ohio Sprint Speedweek”, said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO, Cometic Gasket, Inc. “We are huge supporters of 410 winged sprint car racing in the state of Ohio and look forward to building stronger and lasting relationships with all the All Star teams and drivers over the coming years. Although my CFO may disagree, I really hope we can pay the $25,000 bonus at the end of Speedweek.”

Following the opening event at Attica, the All Stars will head to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, and continue to Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday night, June 21st. The schedule continues on Monday night at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville before heading to Sharon Speedway in Hartford. The All Stars make the 250-mile trek south to Atomic Speedway in Waverly on Wednesday night and head back north for a $5,000-to-win show at Fremont Speedway on Thursday night. Friday night is slotted for the University of Northwestern Ohio-owned Limaland Motorsports Park and Saturday night will see the teams return to Fremont Speedway for Speedweek’s ending $10,000-to-win show.

“This is one of the oldest traditions in sprint car racing and we are proud to be associated with it,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions series. “I’ve got to thank Cometic Gasket for partnering with us. We’ve had a great relationship with Bob (Gorman) for a long time with our Tony Stewart Racing teams and look forward to helping Cometic grow their business objectives through the All Star Series.”

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Previous Champions:

2014 – Dale Blaney

2013 – Tim Shaffer

2012 – Stevie Smith

2011 – Tim Shaffer

2010 – David Gravel

2009 – Stevie Smith

2008 – Randy Hannagan

2007 – Shane Stewart

2006 – Dale Blaney

2005 – Kelly Kinser

2004 – Dale Blaney

2003 – Dale Blaney

2002 – Chad Kemenah

2001 – Dean Jacobs

2000 – Kenny Jacobs

1999 – Joey Saldana

1998 – Frankie Kerr

1997 – Joey Saldana

1996 – Frankie Kerr

1995 – Dale Blaney

1994 – Frankie Kerr

1993 – Frankie Kerr

1992 – Kevin Huntley

1991 – Sammy Swindell

1990 – Sammy Swindell

1989 – Dave Blaney

1988 – Jimmy Sills

1987 – Keith Kauffman

1986 – Bobby Allen

1985 – Jack Hewitt

1984 – Steve Kinser

1983 – Bobby Davis, Jr.

About Cometic Gasket:

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

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. The 2015 schedule includes 54 events in Ohio (29), Pennsylvania (14), Florida (5), Michigan (3), Indiana (1), New York (1) and Wisconsin (1).

 

 

UNOH All Stars set for triple header weekend

First ever appearance at Plymouth Speedway followed by 2 events at Fremont Speedway

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

By Brian Liskai

Indianapolis, IN – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will get back to action with a huge triple-header this weekend.

It begins Friday, May 22 when the series invades the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval of Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., for the Earl Gaerte Classic. It marks the first time in the track’s history that 410 cubic inch powered winged sprint cars will compete at “The Playground of Power.” It also marks the first ever appearance at the track for the All Stars.

“The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser, a 20 time World of Outlaws champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, who utilized Gaerte Engines during his early years of racing, will battle the All Star regulars and other regional stars at all three events on the Memorial Day weekend.

The Plymouth event is co-promoted by Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer and Thunder Motorsports. Farmer, who also owns the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series is also offering an extra $100 bonus to any driver in the top 10 in FAST points to compete at the Earl Gaerte Classic.

“There’s a lot of firsts for the Plymouth race. The first time winged 410 sprints have competed at the track. The first time the All Stars have been there and the first time Steve Kinser has competed there,” said Farmer.

The UNOH All Stars will then travel less about 3 hours to the east to “The Home of the All Stars” Fremont Speedway for events on Saturday, May 23 (Abdoo Brothers Demolition Night) and Sunday, May 24 (Budweiser Night). The finale at “The Track That Action Built” will pay the feature winner $10,000 and there will be a “meet and greet” with drivers signing autographs prior to the racing each night.

The UNOH All Stars have competed at Fremont Speedway 116 times in the organization’s history. After the doubleheader Memorial Day weekend event, the series comes back to “The Track That Action Built” on June 25 and June 27 as part of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek and another doubleheader for the traditional Jim Ford Classic on Sept. 18 and 19.

A bus trip has also been organized so fans can camp at Fremont Speedway and travel to Plymouth. The round trip bus trip and a ticket into the night’s racing at Plymouth is just $40. Reservations are being taken now by contacting Farmer at fremontspeedway@yahoo.com. But fans better act quickly as less than a handful of tickets remain for the bus trip.

Last year for the traditional Memorial Day weekend double-header at Fremont Speedway local racer Caleb Griffith earned his first career All Star win on Saturday with Australian James McFadden driving to the $10,000 finale on Sunday for his first career series victory.

The local Fremont stars always give the invading All Star teams a handful when they come to town. So far in 2015, Fremont winners include: Parker Price-Miller (his first ever 410 winged sprint car win), Chris Andrews and five-time track champion Byron Reed. Of those three, Price-Miller earned his first career All Star win earlier this season at Wayne County Speedway. Andrews has one career All Star win and Reed has 10 career series victories and has 27 career victories at Fremont.

Current All Star point leader Dale Blaney has recorded 18 of his of his 116 career series wins at Fremont including four wins at the track in 2014. Blaney, a five-time All Star champion, won the All Star event at Lernerville Speedway May 1 and has six top-five finishes in 11 races.

Cody Darrah sits second in the series points and has a win this season at Port Royal Speedway. He has recorded three straight top-three finishes and has six top-10 finishes.

Ryan Smith is third in the All Star points and picked up his first career series win at Attica Raceway Park earlier this season. He has recorded 3 top-five finishes and four top-10s.

Four-time All Star champion Chad Kemenah is fourth in the series points and recently picked up his 28th career All Star victory at Mercer Raceway Park. Kemenah has 11 career wins at Fremont, including three All Star victories. His most recent triumph at the track came back in 2005. Kemenah has four top-five finishes and six top-10s in 2015.

Sheldon Haudenschild is fifth in the All Star points and has recorded one top-five and two top-10s finishes with the series.

Danny Holtgraver sits sixth in the series points and has four top-fives and six top-10s finishes of the 11 All Star events in 2015.

Four-time All Star champion Tim Shaffer is seventh in the series points and has one top-five and five top-10 runs in 2015. Shaffer has 13 career wins at Fremont Speedway and eight have been All Star triumphs.

Eighth in points is Price-Miller. Besides his first All Star win, the teenager has recorded three top 10 finishes in 2015.

Ninth in the All Star points is Andrew Palker who has recorded two top-five finishes in 2015.

Rounding out the top 10 in All Star points is two-time series champion Greg Wilson. Wilson has recorded two top-five runs in 2015 and three top-10 finishes. Two of his 11 career wins at Fremont are All Star victories.

Besides Reed, who has finished first, second and third at Fremont this season, and Andrews, several other local drivers will be looking to protect the home turf including:

Cap Henry who sits third in the track’s point standings and has three top-four runs in the three events thus far. He has two career wins at Fremont.

Dean Jacobs, fourth in the Fremont standings, has two wins this season at Attica Raceway Park and has six career wins at Fremont. Jacobs has recorded two top-10 finishes at Fremont so far this season.

Stuart Brubaker, a multi-time 305 sprint champion at Fremont, ranks fifth in the track points and has recorded two top-10 finishes so far in 2015 at the track.

Sixth in points is Broc Martin who has recorded a season-best 7th place finish at Fremont. He is followed in the points by rookie Nate Dussel, who has recorded a season-best 9th place finish so far in 2015.

Rounding out the top-10 in the Fremont Speedway points is Duane Zablocki, who has a pair of top-10 finishes and Brian Smith, who has a season-best fifth place finish.

In addition to the drivers within Fremont’s top-10, expect challenges from two-time track champion Craig Mintz, who has recorded back-to-back finishes of third and second at Fremont. Also, rookie T.J. Michael, who has a season-best fifth place finish on his resume thus far, along with Brian Lay (a seventh place his best in 2015), Jody Keegan, D.J. Foos (a fifth place his best in 2015), Rob Chaney (a sixth place his best in 2015), Gary Taylor (a sixth place his best in 2015 and recently a second against the World of Outlaws at Eldora), rookie Tyler Gunn (a 13th his best finish in 2015 at Fremont), and 2014 rookie of the year Dain Naida (an 11th his best finish in 2015).

For additional information please visit the official social media channels for the All Star Circuit of Champions at Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints or use the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Announces 2015 Series Partners

UNOH continues partnership as Title Sponsor

INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions announced today partnerships with several corporations for the 2015 campaign, including the extension of their relationship with the University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), which will continue to be the Series’ title sponsor for the third consecutive year.

“The All Star Series has always been right in our back yard (Lima, OH) and provides our students a great opportunity to extend their classroom education”, said Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis, UNOH President, “Guy (Webb) always treated us well and we are looking forward to growing the relationship to another level with Tony and his team that is now in place.”

The relationship between the two is more than just an affiliation at the racetrack, but also carries into the classroom. Earlier this month, the All Stars and UNOH announced the “Tony Stewart is Hiring” program. The goal is offer candidates that are looking to either start or continue their education and enroll at UNOH an opportunity to apply for an internship with Tony Stewart. More information regarding the program is available by visiting unohworkfortony.squarespace.com.

“UNOH has unmatched motorsports and automotive technology programs”, said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions series. “We’re looking forward to growing their student base as well as the intern program with the All Stars in the years to come.”

The All-Stars also secured partnerships with a number of other corporations.

Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire of the All-Star Circuit of Champions.

Racing Electronics is the official and exclusive radio provider of the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Series contingency sponsors include: Daido Engine Bearings, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance, Arctic Cat, Outback Steakhouse and Jake’s Golf Carts.

Hunt Brothers Pizza, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads and Kistler Engines / Racing Products are heat race sponsors in 2015.

JE Pistons is the 2015 dash sponsor.

Kear’s Speed Shop, Donovan Engineering and Schoenfeld Headers are also sponsors of the All-Stars this season.

About our sponsors:

University of Northwestern Ohio: Founded in 1920, the University of Northwestern Ohio is a private, not-for-profit institution. The University of Northwestern Ohio is a co-educational institution authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents to grant master’s degrees, baccalaureate degrees, and associate degrees.

Hoosier Racing Tire: Hoosier Racing Tire is an Indiana based tire manufacturer primarily specializing in the production of tires for competition use.

Racing Electronics: Racing Electronics has been in the racing business for over 25 years. What began as a hobby in 1988 has now grown to the #1 company in Race Communications worldwide. Their trackside service program has been designed and proven to provided competitors, tracks and racing series’ with a full line of equipment and technical support to be the best in the industry. Look around at any major racing event and you will see Racing Electronics everywhere, helping their loyal customers, whether its professional or amateur racers, race fans or series race officials. More information on all the great products of Racing Electronics is available www.racingelectronics.com.

Daido Engine Bearings: Daido Metal produces Original Equipment automotive engine bearings for the most recognizable brands around the world and is also a leading producer of engine bearings in every other engine market from power sports to marine and off-highway heavy machinery. Daido is a leader in race engine bearings serving all major global race series and the race engine builder market, including the All Stars Series.

Lincoln Electric: We are a global manufacturer and the market leader of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining products. Our enduring passion for the development and application of our technologies allows us to create complete solutions that make our customers more productive and successful.

MSD Performance: MSD products are the finest ignition components you can install on your car whether it's a daily driver, dirt tracker, 4-wheel drive, a seven second Pro Stock car or Big Foot. MSD is your exclusive performance ignition company and we thank you for your interest and support.

Arctic Cat: Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, designs, engineers, manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and Side by Sides under the Arctic Cat brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories.

Outback Steakhouse: Outback Steakhouse is an Australian themed steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. The Company's strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.

Kistler Engines/Racing Products: Kistler Engines was established in 1993 and builds lightweight, high-performance racing engines with a commitment to quality. We pride ourselves in high tech, innovative designs, producing highly competitive engines for sprint cars (410 c.i., 360 c.i. & 305 c.i.), as well as, late models & midgets. Kistler Engines has also earned a great reputation for our service among professional race teams due to our quick turnaround time on rebuilds.

Hunt Brother’s Pizza: With more than 7,300 locations in 29 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation’s largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers regular, thin crust, and breakfast pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, Hunt Brothers® Wings and boneless WingBites® and our NEW Cheesebread. Family owned and operated for over 40 years and headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the company provides all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

JE Pistons: With over 60 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in high performance forged pistons. We've built a reputation that the competition can only follow. JE has a history of manufacturing the highest quality pistons and components that professional engine builders, race teams, and high performance enthusiasts trust and rely on.

All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads: All Pro Heads is the Industry Leader in Small Block Chevy Aluminum Cylinder Heads catering to the hard core racer always looking for the perfect design for a specific application. Whether it's Sprints, Super Late Models, Drag Racing, Off-Road, Marine or Road Racing, you can count on All Pro.

For additional information please visit the official social media channels for the All Star Circuit of Champions at Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints or use the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

UNOH All Stars set for triple header weekend

First ever appearance at Plymouth followed by 2 events at Fremont

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

 

By Brian Liskai

 

FREMONT, Ohio – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will get back to action with a huge triple-header weekend of racing May 22-24.

 

It all begins Friday, May 22 when the series invades the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval of Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., for the Earl Gaerte Classic. It marks the first time in the track’s history that 410 cubic inch powered winged sprint cars will compete at “The Playground of Power.” It also marks the first ever appearance at the track for the All Stars

“The King of the Outlaws” Steve Kinser, a 20 time World of Outlaws champion and National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, who utilized Gaerte Engines during his early years of racing, will battle the All Star regulars and other regional stars at all three events on the Memorial Day weekend.

The Plymouth event is co-promoted by Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer and Thunder Motorsports. Farmer, who also owns the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series is also offering an extra $100 bonus to any driver in the top 10 in FAST points to compete at the Earl Gaerte Classic.

 

“There’s a lot of firsts for the Plymouth race. The first time winged 410 sprints have competed at the track. The first time the All Stars have been there and the first time Steve Kinser has competed there,” said Farmer.

The UNOH All Stars will then travel less about 3 hours to the east to “The Home of the All Stars” Fremont Speedway for events on Saturday, May 23 (Abdoo Brothers Demolition Night) and Sunday, May 24 (Budweiser Night). The finale at “The Track That Action Built” will pay the feature winner $10,000 and there will be a “meet and greet” with drivers signing autographs prior to the racing each night.  

The UNOH All Stars have competed at Fremont Speedway 116 times in the organization’s history. After the double-header Memorial Day weekend event, the series comes back to “The Track That Action Built” on June 25 and June 27 as part of the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek and another double-header for the traditional Jim Ford Classic on Sept. 18 and 19.

A bus trip has also been organized so fans can camp at Fremont Speedway and travel to Plymouth. The round trip bus trip and a ticket into the night’s racing at Plymouth is just $40. Reservations are being taken now by contacting Farmer at fremontspeedway@yahoo.com. But fans better act quickly as there’s less than a handful of tickets remaining for the bus trip.

Last year for the traditional Memorial Day weekend double-header at Fremont Speedway local racer Caleb Griffith scored his first ever All Star win on Saturday with Australian James McFadden driving to the $10,000 finale on Sunday for his first career series victory.

The local Fremont stars always give the invading All Star teams a handful when they come to town. So far in 2015, Fremont winners include Parker Price-Miller (his first ever 410 winged sprint car win); Chris Andrews and five time track champion Byron Reed. Of those three, Price-Miller has one career All Star win, that coming this year at Wayne County Speedway. Andrews has a career All Star win and Reed has 10 career series victories and has 27 career victories at Fremont.

Current All Star point leader Dale Blaney has recorded 18 of his of his 116 career series wins at Fremont including four wins at the track in 2014. Blaney, a five time All Star champion, has a victory in All Star competition this year, that coming May 1 at Lernerville Speedway. Out of the 11 All Star events in 2015, Blaney has six top five finishes and 9 top 10 runs.

Cody Darrah sits second in the series points and has a win this season at Port Royal Speedway. He has recorded three straight top three finishes and has six top 10 finishes.

Ryan Smith is third in the All Star points and picked up his first career series win at Attica Raceway Park earlier this season. He has recorded 3 top five finishes and four top 10 runs.

Four time All Star champion Chad Kemenah is fourth in the series points and recently picked up his 28th career All Star victory at Mercer Raceway Park. Kemenah has 11 career wins at Fremont, including three All Star victories, his last at the track coming in 2005. Kemenah has four top five finishes with the All Stars in 2015 and 6 top 10 finishes.

Sheldon Haudenschild is fifth in the All Star points and has recorded one top five and two top 10 finishes with the series.

Danny Holtgraver sits sixth in the series points and has four top fives and six top 10 finishes of the 11 All Star events in 2015.

Four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer is seventh in the series points and has one top five and five top 10 runs in 2015. Shaffer has 13 career wins at Fremont Speedway of which 8 have been All Star events.

Eighth in points is Price-Miller. Besides his first All Star win, the teenager has recorded three top 10 finishes in 2015.

Ninth in the All Star points is Andrew Palker who has recorded two top five finishes in 2015.

Rounding out the top 10 in All Star points is two time series champion Greg Wilson. Wilson has recorded two top five runs in 2015 and three top 10 finishes. He has 11 career wins at Fremont including two All Star victories.

Besides Reed (who has a second and third place finish at Fremont besides his win) and Andrews giving the invading All Stars a run for the money, other local drivers who have done well to protect the home turf include:

Cap Henry who sits third in the track’s point standings and three top four runs in the three events thus far. He has two career wins at Fremont.

Dean Jacobs who is fourth in the track’s points, has two wins this season at Attica Raceway Park and has 6 career wins at Fremont. Jacobs has recorded two top 10 finishes at Fremont so far this season.

Stuart Brubaker who is fifth in the track points. Brubaker, a multi-time 305 sprint champion at Fremont, has recorded two top 10 finishes so far in 2015 at the track.

Sixth in points is Broc Martin who has recorded a season-best 7th place finish at Fremont. He is followed in the points by rookie Nate Dussel, who has recorded a season-best 9th place finish so far in 2015.

Rounding out the top 10 in the Fremont Speedway points is Duane Zablocki (a pair of top 10 finishes) and Brian Smith (a season-best fifth place finish).

Besides the Fremont top 10, expect challenges from two time track champion Craig Mintz, who has recorded back-to-back finishes of third and second at Fremont. Also, rookie T.J. Michael, who has a season-best fifth place finish on his resume thus far, along with Brian Lay (a seventh place his best in 2015), Jody Keegan, D.J. Foos (a fifth place his best in 2015), Rob Chaney (a sixth place his best in 2015), Gary Taylor (a sixth place his best in 2015 and recently a second against the World of Outlaws at Eldora), rookie Tyler Gunn (a 13th his best finish in 2015 at Fremont), and 2014 rookie of the year Dain Naida (an 11th his best finish in 2015).

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com, www.plymouthspeedway.net and www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Announces Live Pay-Per-View Partnership

Weekend Events Available Live on SpeedShiftTV.com

INDIANAPOLIS (April 28, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions today announced a partnership with Speed Shift TV to broadcast this weekend’s events at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway on Friday, May 1 and at Mercer (Pa.) Raceway Park on Saturday, May 2 live on www.SpeedShiftTV.com.

“I was fortunate to make it to both events last weekend in Pennsylvania,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions series. “This weekend I’ll be tuned in on my computer while I’m in Talladega, Alabama. Our goal is to eventually broadcast every All Star event live on pay-per-view.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions pay-per-view broadcasts will begin with time trials from Lernerville on Friday at 7 p.m. EDT and from Mercer on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Race fans can order a one-day pass for $24.95 or both events for $44.95 by visiting www.SpeedShiftTV.com/order.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

For additional information please visit the official social media channels for the All Star Circuit of Champions at Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints or use the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

 

UNOH All Stars to take on the PA Posse

By Brian Liskai

Indianapolis, Indiana (Wednesday, April 22, 2015) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will travel to central Pennsylvania this weekend in an early season test against the always tough Pennsylvania Posse teams.

It starts Friday, April 24 when the All Stars invade the historic Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. and continues the next evening at Port Royal Speedway for the prestigious Bob Weikert Memorial. Friday’s 30-lap feature at Williams Grove will pay the winner $5,000 while the Weikert Memorial 40-lap feature Saturday at Port Royal pays the victor $15,000.

The All Stars versus PA Posse battle will mark the first appearance of the traveling group under the new ownership of NASCAR champion, Tony Stewart.

Friday’s race at Williams Grove is the second leg of the 2015 Diamond Series at the track after Stevie Smith took last week’s Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial Spring Classic race at Williams Grove.

Greg Hodnett has established himself as the early season point leader at Williams Grove after last week’s program. Hodnett already has a UNOH All Star win in 2015, that coming in February at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida. He has 19 career All Star wins and 56 career wins at Williams Grove.

Throughout the history of the All Stars, the Williams Grove regulars have remained stalwart defenders – no UNOH All Star has ever won a sanctioned race at the speedway. The first All Star event ever contested at the historic oval was in 1970 with Bobbie Adamson taking the win.

Two UNOH All Star events slated last year at Williams Grove fell victim to rain.

No driver has beaten the All Stars more often at Williams Grove over the decades than Lance Dewease. Dewease has recorded five of his 30 career All Star wins at “The Grove” and has 81 career checker flags at the track.

Feature winners thus far at Williams Grove in 2015 include Danny Dietrich, Rodney Westhafer and Stevie Smith.

However, the UNOH All Stars bring a great mixture of accomplished veteran drivers and a new crop of exciting young stars. In fact, the first two point races of the new UNOH All Stars have produced first time winners in Pennsylvania native Ryan Smith at Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park, and most recently, 16-year-old Indiana driver Parker Price Miller at Ohio’s Wayne County Speedway.

With two straight podium finishes, West Lodi, Ohio’s Andrew Palker leads the All Star points over Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania resident and former Lernerville Speedway track champion Danny Holtgraver. Price Miller sits third in the series points followed by five time and defending All Star champion Dale Blaney who sits atop the all-time win list for the series with 115 victories. Four time All Star champion Tim Shaffer sits fifth in the points followed by Pennsylvania native Cody Darrah, Ryan Smith, four time series champion Chad Kemenah, two time All Star champ Greg Wilson and hall-of-famer Danny Smith.

Also on Friday, the Williams Grove portion of the 50/50 drawing will be donated to Med Star Dirt Track Rescue. Med Star travels the country, providing training and seminars to local dirt track rescue crews in an effort to have every track adequately staffed and prepared for emergency situations they may face on race nights.

Adult general admission for Friday’s All Star show is set at $18 with youth ages 13-20 admitted for $10 while ages 12 and under are always admitted free.

Racing gets underway Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the 358 limited late models are also on the racing card.

BIG MONEY UP FOR GRABS AT PORT ROYAL

Saturday’s event at Port Royal is just that – AN EVENT. It will honor the memory of the Hall of Fame car owner. And, another famous name will be on hand to help celebrate.

A hall of fame inductee himself, Ohio native Jack Hewitt will be making an appearance in Pennsylvania with his ride-along sprint car and will be offering three chances for fans to take a ride with him around the historic oval.

But before taking to the track for the rides, Hewitt will be meeting and greeting fans and signing autographs from approximately 5 to 6 p.m. behind the main grandstand.

Raffle tickets for a chance at one of the rides with Hewitt will be offered for just $1 each or six for $5 with proceeds going to benefit the Central Pennsylvania chapter of the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The LLS has been chosen as the recipient of the proceeds in honor of Weikert, who succumbed to a long battle with Leukemia in 2003.

Also honoring Weikert in the event will be Gettysburg driver Danny Dietrich, who rode to a third-place finish on April 18 at the track. Dietrich will carry the famous Weikert No. 29 number and colors on his car for the special event. Limited edition Dietrich/Weikert Memorial shirts are also expected to be on sale.

Nearly $50,000 in total is on the line at Port Royal including $15,000 to win the 40-lap feature to go along with $100 to lead a lap, $100 to win heats and the dash, $300 to set fast time and a $200 hard charger award.

Hodnett would defeat the invading UNOH All Stars to take the Bob Weikert Memorial win in 2014. He would follow that up with another Port Royal All Star win in September for the Tuscarora 50. Stevie Smith would win the night before the Tuscarora for one of his 16 career All Star victories.

So far in 2015 at Port Royal, winners include Aaron Ott, Hodnett (who started 13th!) and Lucas Wolfe, who leads the track points. At “The Port” you can never count out Lance Dewease who sits second on the track’s all-time win list with 97 victories. Hodnett has 36 career wins at Port Royal.

The PA Posse has done well to defend home turf at Port Royal as well. However, Dale Blaney has held up the All Star reputation very well at the track and new All Star competitor Ryan Smith upset the World of Outlaws at the historic half-mile last fall!

Saturday’s racing action gets underway at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 4 p.m. Competition includes the econo late models and the xtreme stocks.

Adult general admission is $25 with students ages 12-18 at $7.

The first 450 fans entering the main grandstand will receive either a FREE Weikert’s Livestock hat or can cooler. Also during the night 20 five-pound packs of ground beef will be given away off of adult general admission wrist bands. In addition, five girls and five boys bicycles will be given away to registered youth ages 12 and under.

Williams Grove Speedway is located at 1 Speedway Drive, just off St. Rt. 15 south in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Ticket and event information is available by calling 717-697-5000, visiting www.williamsgrove.com or Facebook.com/williamsgrove.

Port Royal Speedway is located at 308 West 8th Street, two miles south of US Rt. 322 just off of PA Rt. 75 in Port Royal. Pit entrance on Fourth St., General Admission on Sixth and Eighth St. Ticket and event information is available by calling 717-527-2303, visiting www.portroyalspeedway.com or Facebook.com/portroyalspeedway.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

WILLIAMS GROVE ALL STAR WINNERS

7/29/70 No. 77 Bobbie Adamson

9/16/73 No. 29 Kenny Weld

7/24/81 George Ferguson Jr.

9/19/81 No. 66 Steve Smith

7/30/82 No. 26 Barry Camp

4/25/86 No. 26 Jim Nace

9/19/86 No. 88 Maynard Yingst

5/8/87 No. 29 Doug Wolfgang

5/12/95 No. 461 Lance Dewease

5/3/96 No. J1 Steve Siegel

5/2/97 No. 88 Todd Shaffer

8/28/98 No. 69K Don Kreitz Jr.

5/7/99 No. 77 Fred Rahmer

5/2/03 No. 77 Lance Dewease

7/11/03 No. 12 Greg Hodnett

6/10/05 No. 25 Lance Dewease

6/15/07 No. 11 Mike Erdley

6/13/08 No. 51 Fred Rahmer

5/8/09 No. 88 Todd Shaffer

6/12/09 No. 89 Cody Darrah

4/30/10 No. 30C Lance Dewease

6/11/10 No. 1 Stevie Smith

4/29/11 No. 17B Steve Buckwalter

6/10/11 No. 30C Lance Dewease

4/27/12 No. 1S Logan Schuchart

6/8/12 No. 1 Brian Leppo

4/26/13 No. 69K Don Kreitz Jr.

_______________________________ Port Royal Bob Weikert Memorial winners

August 6, 2003 No. 88H Fred Rahmer

July 28, 2004 No. 88H Fred Rahmer

June 18, 2005 No. 88 Todd Shaffer

May 20, 2006 No. 25 Lance Dewease

June 14, 2007 No. 22 Greg Hodnett

May 10, 2008 No. 1 Jeff Shepard

May 10, 2009 No. 1 Stevie Smith

2010 – rain/wind

April 30, 2011 No. 39 Greg Hodnett

April 28, 2012 No. 39 Greg Hodnett

April 27, 2013 No. 98 Doug Esh

April 26, 2014 No. 27 Greg Hodnett

 

 

Wayne County Speedway

By Brian Liskai

ORRVILLE, Ohio (Saturday, April 18, 2015) – Just a week ago Parker Price Miller, 16, would record his first ever 410 sprint win. The 16-year-old would make it two in a row and would claim his first ever University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory at the Wayne County Speedway Saturday, April 18th.

The UNOH All Stars have held two point races to open this season and both have been claimed by drivers recording their first ever series wins. Ryan Smith claimed his first All Star win earlier in the month at Attica Raceway Park and now Price Miller scores his first at Wayne County.

It wasn’t easy for Price Miller who is a junior at Kokomo (Indiana) High School. He had to hold off a charging Rob Chaney who grew up racing at Wayne County Speedway, as the pair battled through lapped traffic.

“I can’t believe we won. This is unbelievable. When we got the win last week at Fremont against that tough group I would have never imagined following it up with an All Star win,” said Price Miller beside his PPM Titanium/Indy Race Parts/Triple X Racing backed #9P.

And to make it even more of a challenge, the team lost an engine the previous night competing at Attica Raceway Park.

“Things just fell right for us tonight. I started third in the dash and was just hoping for a top four and ended up in the lead on the first lap. On the start of the feature Palker (Andrew) slid me in one and two and I gathered it back up and got him back in three and four. The track was tricky and I decided to try and stay around the bottom. Then we got into lapped traffic and with two laps to go here comes Rob Chaney. I had to settle down and just hit my marks. I can’t thank Rick Ferkel enough for all he’s done and all he has taught me,” added Price Miller.

For Chaney, a second place run continues a solid start to the 2015 season.

“We gained a lot of momentum at the end of last year. And rather than try to build new cars and go that direction we decided to keep the momentum we had and carry it to the start of this year and it’s working,” said Chaney of his Stan Cortad Racing/Jon Wright’s Custom Chrome Plating backed machine.

“This kid (Price Miller) has a lot of talent. I got a run on him down the front stretch with a couple of laps to go and I could have tried to slide him but we probably would have both ended up crashing. I left him a little lane and hoped he would make a mistake and he took it and didn’t bobble. I’m amazed at how he handled lapped traffic,” added Chaney.

Andrew Palker, a two time Wayne County Speedway champion, would bring his Seneca Energy/King Inspections/Kistler Engines/Kistler Racing Products backed #57x home in third. Coupled with his second place run at the All Star event at Attica, the Lodi, Ohio driver leads the All Star points.

“My dad is fully retired and I have to pay all the bills on this deal now. Without my sponsors it would be impossible. We are building consistency and that will lead to wins,” said Palker.

“That kid (Price Miller) is going to be something. He has pure talent. After I slid him at the green, he kept his head and drove back by. I kept waiting for him to make a mistake in traffic and he didn’t. I realized I only had a second or third place car. I must be getting older and wiser. In my early years I probably would have tore up the car trying to get by him. I took what I could get and I’m leading the points,” added Palker.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. Check out the schedule and more at www.allstarsprint.com

It was the first ever Harriger Towing Rush Crate Late Model event at Wayne County Speedway with a veteran Crate driver showing the way to victory lane. Dennis Lunger Jr. of Albion, Pa won the track championship at Sharon Speedway last season and he would open the Crate Late Model era at the Orrville speedplant by leading every lap of the 20 lap feature. Starting on the outside front row aboard the Schwartz Construction, State Farm and Edward Jones #71L, Lunger Jr. beat Charlie Duncan into turn one at the start and open up a half straightaway lead at the halfway mark. Duncan would hold off several challenges by Justin Chance with Ryan Markham close behind those two. With six circuits to go, Duncan would pull away from Chance and close the gap on Lunger Jr. but not enough to challenge for the win. Joe Long filled out the top five as heat wins went to Lunger Jr. and Markham.

Wayne County Speedway 04-18-2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints

Qualifying 1.89-Cody Darrah, 14.370; 2.10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.383; 3.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 14.516; 4.9x-Rob Chaney, 14.576; 5.11N-Randy Hannagan, 14.576; 6.57X-Andrew Palker, 14.634; 7.49-Cole Duncan, 14.638; 8.21-DJ Foos, 14.681; 9.81-Lee Jacobs, 14.698; 10.5T-Travis Philo, 14.707; 11.45-Tim Shaffer, 14.716; 12.59-Danny Holtgraver, 14.742; 13.19P-Paige Polyak, 14.821; 14.W20-Greg Wilson, 14.824; 15.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 14.863; 16.5H-Jordan Harble, 14.864; 17.40-Caleb Helms, 14.923; 18.94-Ryan Smith, 14.943; 19.23-Nick Patterson, 14.958; 20.9-Jac Haudenschild, 14.998; 21.15H-Mitch Harble, 15.070; 22.4-Danny Smith, 15.083; 23.D12-Jason Dolick, 15.108; 24.11-Shawn Hubler, 15.122; 25.38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.131; 26.16-Danny Mumaw, 15.303; 27.787-Jimmy Pooler, 15.334; 28.91x-Aaron Middaugh, 15.583; 29.7-Troy Kingan, 15.771; 30.50-Bob Lime, 16.039; 31.1-Dale Blaney, 99.990;

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 1, Group A - (8 Laps, top 6 to A, top 2 to dash) 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[5] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[8] ; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble[7] ; 6. D12-Jason Dolick[9] ; 7. 23-Nick Patterson[6] ; 8. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble[1]

Racing Electronics Heat 2, Group B - (8 Laps, top 6 to A, top 2 to dash) 1. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 4. 9-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5] ; 6. 1-Dale Blaney[10] ; 7. 787-Jimmy Pooler[8] ; 8. 11-Shawn Hubler[7] ; 9. 50-Bob Lime[9] ; 10. 5T-Travis Philo[2]

Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat 3, Group C - (8 Laps, top 6 to A, top 2 to dash) 1. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 2. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[4] ; 5. 94-Ryan Smith[8] ; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak[6] ; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[9] ; 8. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw[10]

Dash 1 - (6 Laps, determines A-main line-up) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 4. 9x-Rob Chaney[8] ; 5. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 8. 89-Cody Darrah[7]

B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 6 to A) 1. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[7] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 16-Danny Mumaw[8] ; 5. 11-Shawn Hubler[6] ; 6. 23-Nick Patterson[5] ; 7. 91x-Aaron Middaugh[10] ; 8. 787-Jimmy Pooler[9] ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[11] ; 10. 50-Bob Lime[12] ; 11. 5H-Jordan Harble[4]

UNOH A-Main 1 - (30 Laps) 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1] ; 2. 9x-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[10] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 9. 89-Cody Darrah[8] ; 10. 1-Dale Blaney[17] ; 11. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[14] ; 12. 4-Danny Smith[11] ; 13. 16-Danny Mumaw[22] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[9] ; 15. 38K-Brad Haudenschild[19] ; 16. 15H-Mitch Harble[13] ; 17. 94-Ryan Smith[15] ; 18. W20-Greg Wilson[21] ; 19. 19P-Paige Polyak[18] ; 20. 11N-Randy Hannagan[20] ; 21. D12-Jason Dolick[16] ; 22. 9-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 23. 11-Shawn Hubler[23] ; 24. 23-Nick Patterson[24]

 

 

 

 

University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Head to Wayne County Speedway

APRIL 15, 2015 -- While the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions may have a new attitude and direction under new owner Tony Stewart, their second points event of the season heads to one of the series’ original tracks – the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio.

The three-eighths mile track helped give birth to the All Stars in 1970 and played a key part in the organization’s success over the years. The track will host the UNOH All Stars four times in 2015 – April 18, May 30, June 22 (Ohio Sprint Speedweek) and Sept. 6.

There are several UNOH All Star competitors who have circled the Wayne County Speedway event scheduled for Saturday, April 18. Lodi, Ohio’s Andrew Palker is coming off a second-place run on April 4 at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park. He is a two time track champion at Wayne County Speedway and hopes to record his first ever series win at his home track.

Another who can’t wait to tackle the paper-clip oval is Lee Jacobs, great-grandson of the speedway’s founder. Jacobs scored his second career All Star victory at the facility on May 31, 2014. His uncle Dean also hopes to impress the crowd and add to his 25 career All Star victories including wins at Wayne County in 1996 and 1997.

Another racing family with deep ties to Wayne County Speedway is the Haudenschilds. In 2014 Sheldon scored his first career All Star win at the speedway. His dad, “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild hopes to add to his 28 career All Star victories.

Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith hopes another new Ohio track will end with him in victory lane. The Kunkletown Kid led all 40 laps on April 4 at Attica Raceway Park to score his first All Star win.

Four time All Star Champion Chad Kemenah of Alvada, Ohio, is another former Wayne County Speedway champion as he looks to add to his 27 career series wins.

Five-time series champion Dale Blaney, who announced recently he has a new team owner and sponsor, has several of his 115 career All Star wins at Wayne County.

Cole Duncan scored his first career All Star win at Wayne County two years ago. And, another driver who has several great runs at the track is four time series champion Tim Shaffer.

After several years of no sprint car action at the track, it has roared back to life over the past five years and under the promotion of Jason and Kristin Flory, has built a strong weekly contingent of competitors.

Last season Brad Haudenschild, nephew to Jac and cousin to Sheldon, racked up six wins on route to the track championship. He will be joined by local competitors Jason Dolick, Mitch and Jordan Harble, Shawn Hubler, Russ Sansosi, Troy Kingan, Nick Patterson, Danny Mumaw, Broc Martin, Jimmy Pooler and more as they look to upset the traveling All Stars.

Joining the UNOH All Stars on April 18 will be the crate late models.

Wayne County Speedway is located 1083 North Carr Road, Orrville, Ohio. Ticket and event information is available by calling 330-465-2365 or www.waynecountyspeedway.com

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

 

 

Ryan Smith opens UNOH All Star point season with Attica win

By Brian Liskai

ATTICA, Ohio (Saturday, April 4, 2015) - Ryan Smith of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania set out to experience different tracks in 2015. Well it paid off in a big way Saturday as the "Kunkletown Kid" led all 40 laps to record his first University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory during the 24th Annual HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park.

The win not only opened the season for Attica but was also the first point race for Tony Stewart's new UNOH All Stars who were making their 105th appearance at the track. It was Smith's first career win at "Ohio's Finest Racing" venue as well.

The cautions fell just when Smith needed them, keeping him out of heavy lapped traffic. He also made a spectacular move to get past a lapped car with eight laps to go to keep Andrew Palker from getting by.

"I wish we had something like this in Pennsylvania...this was great racing. Small track, elbows up, gas it up. It helped drawing a good number tonight. Laid down a good time and started up front but we were good enough to stay there," said Smith of his Warko Group/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply/CnB Chubby/GLT Electrical/Armbruster Racing Photos/HP Engines backed #94.

"I was falling out of the seat there...I was hanging on. I was trying to save myself there for a little bit in case someone was coming up on me. I was glad to see that yellow there with three to go...that was a savior. It's awesome to be here and I'm glad to represent Pennsylvania and all my sponsors. My family is here...it's pretty cool," added Smith.

Lodi, Ohio's Andrew Palker would stay close to Smith the entire distance and would hold off Greg Wilson to score the runner-up finish aboard his Seneca Energy/King Inspections/J&J Auto Racing/Albreight Trucking backed #57x.

"A great way to start the year. On that last caution I really think I had something for him (Smith). Lapped traffic was holding him up in the middle and we were starting to roll the top pretty good. I hated to see that yellow come out but what are you going to do. First night out this year...sort of same team with some new people on board...what more could we ask for. All the cars are fresh cars...haven't run them before. We can't wait to get back home to Wayne County for the next one...we'll be ready," said Palker.

Greg Wilson would bring his HerculesTires/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20 home in third.

"We had a great race car. I want to thank all the fans for coming out in this cold weather. I'm a blessed dude. My wife and kids are with me all the time and to come out and start the year like this with all the people that are helping...we're pumped," said Wilson. "Paul Kistler and Kistler Engines have been helping get our program straightened around and we're going to be ready for the season. You guys are in for something with Tony Stewart taking this thing over. You guys are going to see some awesome racing with the All Stars."

Gary Taylor and Palker would bring the field of 26 to green for the 40-lap feature. But Taylor would clip an infield tractor tire on the opening lap and spin, collecting Byron Reed, Travis Philo, Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Patrick with Philo ending up on his side. Taylor, Patrick and Philo would be unable to restart the main.

On the second attempt, new pole-sitter Smith would jump into the lead with Palker, Cody Darrah, Wilson and Tim Shaffer giving chase. Wilson would take third on lap four with Dale Blaney also moving into the top five. With eight laps scored the leaders were getting ready to encounter heavy lapped traffic with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Darrah and Blaney.

Smith would get a break on lap 11 when Caleb Helms spun, giving the leader a clear track. The caution would fly again on lap 12 when Paige Polyak coasted to a stop in turn four.

Again with a clear track Smith pulled away from Palker with Wilson, Darrah, Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Shaffer, Sheldon Haudenschild and D.J. Foos in tow. Helms would spin again in turn two on lap 16 to keep the field close.

On the restart Smith again pulled away slightly from Palker who was receiving pressure from Wilson. The car on the move was Cap Henry who started 20th and had worked his way to seventh.

Smith avoided near disaster at the halfway point when he jumped the cushion in turn three but was able to maintain the lead over Palker, Wilson, Blaney, Darrah, Holtgraver and Henry. With 15 laps to go Smith has raced into heavy lapped traffic again allowing Palker and Wilson to close. Palker was right on Smith's rear bumper as they tried to put T.J. Michael a lapped down. Smith would muscle his way under Michael on lap 32 and was then able to pull away slightly.

The final caution flew on lap 37 with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry. That's how they would run the final three circuits with Smith getting the win over Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry rounding out the top five. Darrah, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Foos and Byron Reed would round out the top 10.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday, April 18th at the Wayne County Speedway in Orville, Ohio.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

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Attica Raceway Park Saturday, April 4, 2015 HD Supply/Construction Equipment Supply Spring Nationals 42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars Starting spot in [X]

A Feature (30 Laps): 1. 94-Ryan Smith[3]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 4. 1-Dale Blaney[9]; 5. 53-Cap Henry[20]; 6. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[6]; 9. 21-D.J. Foos[13]; 10. 5-Byron Reed[10]; 11. 4-Danny Smith[22]; 12. 67-Christopher Bell[8]; 13. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[5]; 15. 33M-Randy Hannagan[26]; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[17]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael[18]; 18. 40-Caleb Helms[11]; 19. 19P-Paige Polyak[15]; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs[19]; 21. 11-Steve Kinser[25]; 22. 16-Stuart Brubaker[24]; 23. 9-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 24. 1ST-Gary Taylor[1]; 25. 33K-Kyle Patrick[14]; 26. 5T-Travis Philo[16]

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[1]; 2. 4-Danny Smith[2]; 3. 9-Jac Haudenschild[5]; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[10]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[4]; 7. 33M-Randy Hannagan[9]; 8. 77-Dain Naida[3]; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn[11]; 11. 11R-Chase Ridenour[12]; 12. 5H-Jordan Harble[13]; 13. 15H-Mitchell Harble[14]; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel[15]; 15. 19-Chris Andrews[16]; 16. 60-Jody Keegan[8]; 17. 11-Steve Kinser[17]

C Feature (8 Laps): 1. 19-Chris Andrews[6]; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1]; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[2]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[3]; 5. 7-Troy Kingan[5]

Dash (8 Laps): 1. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker[3]; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[5]; 4. 89-Cody Darrah[8]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah[10]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[9]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[7]; 8. 67-Christopher Bell[11]; 9. 1-Dale Blaney[12]; 10. 5-Byron Reed[4]; 11. 40-Caleb Helms[1]; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2]

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[4]; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1]; 3. 40-Caleb Helms[2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[7]; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker[6]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[9]; 8. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 9. 7-Troy Kingan[8] Hunt Brothers Pizza Group A - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2]; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 3. 89-Cody Darrah[4]; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[5]; 5. 4-Danny Smith[7]; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]; 7. 11R-Chase Ridenour[8]; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[9]; 9. 19-Chris Andrews[1] Racing Electronics Group B - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 5-Byron Reed[2]; 2. 67-Christopher Bell[4]; 3. 21-D.J. Foos[8]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael[1]; 5. 77-Dain Naida[3]; 6. 60-Jody Keegan[5]; 7. 15H-Mitchell Harble[7]; 8. 49D-Shawn Dancer[6] Hunt Brothers Pizza Group C - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 4 (10 Laps): 1. 57X-Andrew Palker[2]; 2. 1-Dale Blaney[4]; 3. 33K-Kyle Patrick[1]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 5. 49-Cole Duncan[6]; 6. 33M-Randy Hannagan[3]; 7. 15H-Mitchell Harble[8]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] Racing Electronics Group D - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Heat 5 (10 Laps): 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[2]; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4]; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak[3]; 4. 53-Cap Henry[5]; 5. 9-Jac Haudenschild[6]; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs[1]; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel[7]; 8. 16X-Ryan Ruhl[8] Lincoln Electric Group E - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)

Qualifying: 1. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.569; 2. 89-Cody Darrah, 12.634; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.638; 4. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.639; 5. 94-Ryan Smith, 12.688; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.704; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.706; 8. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.738; 9. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.753; 10. 19-Chris Andrews, 12.760; 11. 16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.811; 12. 19P-Paige Polyak, 12.827; 13. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.846; 14. 1-Dale Blaney, 12.863; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.895; 16. 33M-Randy Hannagan, 12.906; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.912; 18. 33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.017; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.032; 20. 67-Christopher Bell, 13.063; 21. 77-Dain Naida, 13.068; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.069; 23. 49-Cole Duncan, 13.130; 24. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.134; 25. 5-Byron Reed, 13.137; 26. 97-Dean Jacobs, 13.144; 27. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.169; 28. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.199; 29. 53-Cap Henry, 13.203; 30. 60-Jody Keegan, 13.244; 31. 4-Danny Smith, 13.340; 32. 9-Jac Haudenschild, 13.367; 33. 11R-Chase Ridenour, 13.475; 34. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.596; 35. 49D-Shawn Dancer, 13.648; 36. 5H-Jordan Harble, 13.817; 37. 7-Troy Kingan, 13.822; 38. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.198; 39. 15H-Mitchell Harble, 14.256; 40. 40DD-Nate Dussel, 14.433; 41. 16X-Ryan Ruhl, 14.885

 

 

Saturday night $5,000 to win show still scheduled

INDIANAPOLIS (April 2, 2015) – For fans and racers awaiting the start of sprint car racing in the state of Ohio, the weather in March was not kind. The beginning of April is proving to be no better. The All Star Circuit of Champions were forced to cancel night one of the H D Supply Sprint Nationals at Attica Raceway Park tomorrow night. Heavy precipitation today with additional forecasted rain tomorrow have forced the cancellation. “We certainly cannot control the weather. We are now planning that Rex and his great team will have the track ready for Saturday night”, said Don Grabey, Series Director.

Gates will open at 3:30 pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 7 on Saturday night for the $5,000 to win All Star Circuit of Champions show.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions Points Season Opener Canceled at Atomic Speedway

Next Events Scheduled for Attica Raceway Park on April 3-4

INDIANAPOLIS (March 25, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions season opening points event set for March 28th at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio has been canceled. Forecasted rain for the next two days and below freezing temperatures on race day caused officials to cancel the event.

“We are chomping at the bit and really wanted to get our first points race in this weekend, but it certainly wouldn’t be fair to the track, racers and the fans”, said Don Grabey, Series Director for the All Stars. “Mother Nature always seems to have her input in these early spring events, hopefully she cooperates next weekend for our events at Attica.”

The points season will begin next weekend when the All Stars invade Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park for the H D Supply Sprint Nationals on April 3-4.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

 

STEWART COMPLETES PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR ALL STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS

DON GRABEY HIRED AS SERIES DIRECTOR; POINTS SEASON STARTS MARCH 28 AT ATOMIC SPEEDWAY

INDIANAPOLIS (March 12, 2015) - Tony Stewart is officially the new owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. The agreement closed early this afternoon.

In addition, veteran race official Don Grabey was hired as Series Director.

"First off, I'm ecstatic that we got the paperwork signed and we own the All Star Circuit of Champions," Stewart said. "Further, I'm excited to have Don join the team. He is a great addition and will have the respect of the competitors and be an important piece of the long term success of the Series. I can't wait to get the points season started in two weeks."

Grabey, 53, has worked with the World of Outlaws since 1997, first as a technical inspector and then as the competition director since 2007.

"I'm blessed and honored to have this position," Grabey said. "It's an opportunity to have a positive impact on the sport. It's a job that many people would love to have and I take the challenge of it very seriously."

The next All Star Series of Champions race will be March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio. This event will be the first points race of 2015.

The complete schedule can be found at www.allstarsprint.com.

Membership agreements for participating owners and drivers will be available next week.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series Tour Dates Announced

INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2015) - The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, recently purchased by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, today announced its 2015 tour dates. The schedule will consist of 54 total events spanning six states, including 29 events in Ohio and 14 in Pennsylvania.

While the schedule began in February with five non-points events in Florida between Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, races counting toward the season-ending championship get underway in late March.

The kickoff race for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Waverly, Ohio. The series will remain in Ohio the following weekend with back-to-back events April 3-4 at Attica Raceway Park and April 18 at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville.

"The schedule we put together for the 2015 All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is filled with great venues on a timeline that works well for our participants," Stewart said. "Our first five events in Florida went off extremely well and we look forward to carrying that momentum into Ohio with our first point-paying race at Atomic Speedway."

After its slate of races in the Buckeye State, the All Stars visit Pennsylvania for five consecutive events beginning April 19at Bedford Speedway. The series traverses Pennsylvania through the first weekend in May with stops at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Port Royal Speedway (Bob Weikert Memorial $15k to win), Lernerville Speedway in Sarver and Mercer Speedway.

The month of May continues with the All Stars' lone visit to Indiana where the tour will race May 22 at Plymouth Speedway before returning to Ohio for two events at Fremont Speedway and single-night events at Wayne County Speedway and Millstream Speedway in Findlay.

Four races in Pennsylvania follow, with a June 11 race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park sandwiched among them as teams prepare for Ohio Sprint Week June 19-27.

Ohio Sprint Week will again kick off the summer stretch with stops at Attica, Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County, Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Atomic, Fremont and Limaland Speedway in Lima before closing out with a $10,000-to win-show at Fremont.

The All Stars will continue the summer months with a strong presence in Ohio, along with annual stops in Michigan and Wisconsin.

As summer turns to fall, the transition is highlighted by two iconic races at Port Royal - the Sept. 11 Night Before The 50 and the 48th running of Tuscarora 50 Sept. 12.

The All Star season winds to a close with events at Fremont Sept. 18-19 before the season finale Oct. 10 with the UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora.

Membership agreements for participating owners and drivers will be available in the coming weeks.

An improved social media presence continues on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

2/5/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/6/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/7/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/8/2015
Bubba Raceway Park - Ocala, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/11/2015
Volusia Speedway Park - Barberville, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
2/12/2015
Volusia Speedway Park - Barberville, FL
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions
3/28/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
$10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/3/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
Spring Nationals
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/4/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
Spring Nationals
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/18/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/19/2015
Bedford Speedway - Bedford, PA
Coffee Pot Classic
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/24/2015
Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

4/25/2015
Port Royal Speedway - Port Royal, PA
Bob Weikert Memorial - $15,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/1/2015
Lernerville Speedway - Sarver, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/2/2015
Mercer Raceway Park - Mercer, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/22/2015
Plymouth Speedway - Plymouth, IN
Earl Gaerte Classic
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/23/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/24/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
$10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/30/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

5/31/2015
Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/6/2015
Pittsburghs Pa Motor Speedway - Imperial, PA
The Sasquatch
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/7/2015
Bedford Speedway - Bedford, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/11/2015
Canandaigua Motorsports Park - Canandaigua, NY
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/12/2015
Williams Grove Speedway - Mechanicsburg, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/13/2015
Lincoln Speedway - Abbottstown, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/19/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/20/2015
Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/21/2015
Waynesfield Raceway Park - Waynesfield, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/22/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/23/2015
Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/24/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/25/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/26/2015
Limaland Motorsports Park - Lima, OH
Ohio Sprint Week
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

6/27/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Ohio Sprint Week - $10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/3/2015
Mercer Raceway Park - Mercer, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/4/2015
Mercer Raceway Park - Mercer, PA
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/5/2015
Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/11/2015
Sharon Speedway - Hartford, OH
Lou Blaney Memorial - $10,000-to-win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/18/2015
Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
Kings Royal (show up points)
410 Sprints - Winged: World of Outlaws with All Star Circuit of Champions

7/24/2015
Hartford Motor Speedway - Hartford, MI
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

7/25/2015
Wilmot Raceway - Wilmot, WI
410 Sprints - Winged: IRA Interstate Racing Association with All Star Circuit of Champions

7/31/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
Open Wheel Championship
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions with OVSCA-Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association

8/1/2015
Atomic Speedway - Chillicothe, OH
Open Wheel Championship - $10,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions with OVSCA-Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association

8/2/2015
Pittsburghs Pa Motor Speedway - Imperial, PA
2nd annual Sprint Monster
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

8/21/2015
I-96 Speedway - Lake Odessa, MI
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

8/22/2015
Butler Speedway - Quincy, MI
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

8/23/2015
Millstream Speedway - Findlay, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/4/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/5/2015
Attica Raceway Park - Attica, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/6/2015
Wayne County Speedway - Orrville, OH
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/11/2015
Port Royal Speedway - Port Royal, PA
Night Before The 50
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/12/2015
Port Royal Speedway - Port Royal, PA
48th annual Tuscarora 50 - $11,000 to win
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/18/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Jim Ford Classic Weekend
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

9/19/2015
Fremont Speedway - Fremont, OH
Jim Ford Classic Weekend
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

10/10/2015
Eldora Speedway - Rossburg, OH
UNOH Sprintacular
410 Sprints - Winged: All Star Circuit of Champions

 

 

 

Pittman holds of Schatz for UNOH All Star win at Volusia

By Brian Liskai

BARBERVILLE, FL. (Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015) – Daryn Pittman recently gave one of his prized gator trophies to a friend whose battling an illness. His daughter demanded he get another and he did just that at Volusia Speedway Park Thursday.

Pittman held off a charging Donnie Schatz the final four laps following a caution to score his nine career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory. Pittman’s victory was by .078 seconds. Schatz, who started 15th, had the crowd on their feet the final handful of laps as he continuously challenged for the win.

“If you didn’t enjoy that don’t bother even coming back because that’s about as good as it gets,” said Pittman beside his Kasey Kahn/Mike Curb owned machine.

“This is pretty special. I have a good buddy of mine back in Brownsburg, Indiana named Ben that’s battling some illness right now and I gave him the one gator that I had this winter. And my wife Mandy said ‘you know your daughter loves that, it’s a pretty special trophy…the first one you got here.’ I said ‘you know what I have five chances to come down here and win one of these.’ My daughter watched it on TV and she’s upset that she’s not here in victory lane. She recognizes this place as the gator race track. So this is going back to here,” added Pittman beside his Great Clips/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Curb Records/Factory Kahne backed #9.

“I have to thank my guys. Kale (Kahne)…I didn’t believe him…he kept telling me to run around the top down there (in turns one and two) and I’m thinking ‘I don’t know if that’s a good idea or not.’ Just stuck with it and I’m glad we stuck with our line and won it that way. Hats off to Donny (Schatz). He raced me clean. He could have definitely ate me up there on the back stretch,” concluded Pittman. “Hats off to the entire team, Giggles (Josh Heidcamp, Willie (Kahne) and Kolten (Gouse). This is a big win to get the year started off right.

Schatz put on the show though from his 15th starting position in his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports, Bad Boy Buggies machine.

“I have a great race team…these guys do a phenomenal job. It was a good enough race car to win, I just gave it everything I had…I just probably didn’t use up enough race track there. It’s fun to be able to race two wide and race clean and battle to the checkers and give the fans a great race,” said Schatz, the defending World of Outlaws champion.

In the second third of the race it looked like Brad Sweet might power to the victory. But, the Grassvalley, California driver could not chase down his teammate and Schatz.

“I probably burned my tire up there a little bit but I can’t really complain. It was a great race and a great race track. Daryn and Donnie had a pretty good battle up there…probably two of the best in the business,” said Sweet beside his Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Avantage Health/Sage Fruit/Team ASE/Curb Records/Factory Kahne Shocks backed #49.

“My guys are working really hard on we’re gaining on it. I really appreciate Mike Carber, Austin Wenrich, Red Cat (Rob Beattie), Ty Sipes and Justin Adams…we have a pretty good crew here. It was good to come out here and run good as we start our season tomorrow,” added Sweet.

Pittman and Danny Lasoski would bring the field to green for the fifth UNOH All Star feature of 2015. Pittman would drive into the lead over Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Lucas Wolfe, the previous night’s winner Greg Hodnett and Sweet.

Lasoski would slip up the track on lap four allowing Madsen to drive into second as the leaders found the back of the pack by lap six. By lap 10 Pittman was in heavy lapped traffic as Sweet powered into second utilizing the extreme high line while Madsen, Lasoski and Hodnett gave chase.

At the half-way point Sweet was closing rapidly on Pittman and drove around the leader to take the point as they crossed the start-finish line on lap 17. However, Pittman would drive the bottom grove in turns one and two to regain the lead.

The first caution would fly on lap 22 with Pittman leading Sweet, Madsen, Lasoski, Hodnett and a closing Schatz who was working the bottom line to perfection. On the restart Schatz would drive under three cars to take third.

Another caution would fly on lap 23 and the crowed was eagerly anticipating the restart to see if Schatz could take the lead. When the race resumed Schatz would blast under Sweet for second and drove right to the rear bumper of Pittman. But, the caution would fly on lap 25 for Wolfe who had a flat tire and would retire from the race.

When the green flew again Pittman had his hands full with Schatz as Sweet and Madsen battled for third but Lasoski would experience problems and spin to bring out the final caution with just four laps to go.

Pittman would not budge from his high line in turns one and two on the restart and Schatz pulled beside him. But, Pittman’s momentum would keep him in the lead. The lead duo would race nose to tail over the next three laps.

When they exited turn four coming to the finish, Schatz gave it one final try and came up just a fraction of a second short.

Behind Pittman, Schatz and Sweet were Hodnett, Madsen, Joey Saldana, David Gravel, Cody Darrah, Jason Sides and Terry McCarl.

The New UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their battle for the $100,000 point fund on March 28 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

Volusia Speedway Park - 2/12/2015 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (31 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.912; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 12.992; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.013; 4. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.022; 5. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.031; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.039; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.066; 8. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.072; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.072; 10. 83-David Gravel, 13.094; 11. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.111; 12. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.123; 13. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.186; 14. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.193; 15. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.201; 16. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.204; 17. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.215; 18. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.223; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.272; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.279; 21. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.297; 22. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.345; 23. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.376; 24. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.389; 25. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.405; 26. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.407; 27. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.417; 28. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.443; 29. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.457; 30. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.496; 31. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.585

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[2] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 83-David Gravel[3] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[6] ; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe[5] ; 7. 41-Jason Johnson[8] ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer[7] ; 9. 11-Steve Kinser[9] ; 10. i07-Steve Buckwalter[11] ; 11. 4S-Danny Smith[10]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24-Terry McCarl[2] ; 2. 63-Kody Swanson[1] ; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman[6] ; 4. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 5. 7-Craig Dollansky[8] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[3] ; 7. 2-Shane Stewart[5] ; 8. 4-Cody Darrah[10] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[7] ; 10. 1A-Jacob Allen[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11K-Kraig Kinser[2] ; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett[4] ; 3. 2L-Danny Lasoski[6] ; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart[1] ; 5. 71M-Joey Saldana[3] ; 6. 98H-Dave Blaney[5] ; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney[7] ; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[10] ; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah[8]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1] ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[5] ; 5. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 6. 1-Lucas Wolfe[6]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Jason Johnson[5] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[7] ; 3. 4-Cody Darrah[11] ; 4. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[12] ; 5. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[3] ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[9] ; 8. 1A-Jacob Allen[8] ; 9. 2-Shane Stewart[1] ; 10. 4S-Danny Smith[10]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz[15]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[8]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[3]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana[11]; 7. 83-David Gravel[9]; 8. 4-Cody Darrah[23]; 9. 7S-Jason Sides[10]; 10. 24-Terry McCarl[13]; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney[5]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson[20]; 13. 1S-Logan Schuchart[17]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser[14]; 15. 59-Danny Holtgraver[12]; 16. 63-Kody Swanson[16]; 17. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[24]; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe[6]; 20. 11-Steve Kinser[22]; 21. 51-Paul McMahan[4]; 22. 7-Craig Dollansky[21]; 23. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[19]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[18] Hard Charger: 4-Cody Darrah[+15]

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Greg Hodnett powers to UNOH All Star win at Volusia Speedway Park

By Brian Liskai

BARBERVILLE, FL. (Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015) – Greg Hodnett has served noticed. His Mike Heffner team will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015.

The Thomasville, Pennsylvania driver was able to maneuver through traffic and led all 30 laps at Volusia Speedway Park to claim the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

Hodnett’s victory stops a three race win streak for Kerry Madsen.

It was the 81st appearance of Tony Stewart’s New All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park for the DIRTcar Nationals. For Hodnett it was his 19th career series victory and the second All Star win at Volusia for the driver of the Lelands.com/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor machine.

“We qualified well and got a great run in the dash to put us up front and that helped tremendously. The guys gave me a perfect race car. There were times in traffic where I was hand over hand…it was a handful on the cushion at times,” said Hodnett.

“We are working with a new Triple X chassis this year and tried some things and it worked and I got one of these gator trophies,” added Hodnett.

Danny Lasoski, who set the fastest lap in qualifications, took second from Paul McMahan on lap 23 but couldn’t catch Hodnett in traffic.

“I have to thank Todd Quiring for giving me this opportunity. It’s great to be back with Guy Forbrook and I’m extremely excited for the season,” said Lasoski, who leads all drivers with 16 career All Stars wins at Volusia.

“I spun my wheels on the start and that’s what cost me. You can’t give someone like Greg that kind of an advantage,” added Lasoski.

Brad Sweet would drive his Kasey Kahne Racing entry into third on lap 23 after having started seventh on the racy half mile.

“We missed it a little in time trials and you just can’t do that with the level of talent we have here. It was a great first night for our Ollie’s Bargain Outlets, Avantage health, Sage Fruit, Team ASE car,” said Sweet.

“My hands and arms hurt. I have to get in racing shape but I had a lot of fun tonight and can’t wait until tomorrow,” added Sweet.

Hodnett and Lasoski would bring the field to green for their 30 lap main event but eighth place starter Joey Saldana would spin coming out of turn four, with most of the field narrowly missing “The Brownsburg Bullet.

Donny Schatz and Dave Blaney would also get together in turn one and a red was brought out so that crews could separate the two machines.

When the green came back out, Hodnett set sail as McMahan, Lasoski, Kerry Madsen, Sweet and Dale Blaney gave chase.

The caution flew on lap two when Cody Darrah and Lucas Wolfe spun in turn two. When the race resumed it would go to the end without stoppage.

Hodnett would pull away to a commanding lead while the action for second was heating up between McMahan, Lasoski and Madsen. Hodnett would race into traffic by the 10th circuit.

Hodnett would patiently pick off the lapped cars as McMahan and Lasoski were unable to make up any ground.

With 10 laps to go Hodnett continued to work through traffic as once again McMahan, Lasoski and now Sweet tried to hunt him down. On lap 23 McMahan tried to drive under a lapped car and slid up the track allowing Lasoski and Sweet to get by.

Hodnett would drive to the win over Lasoski, Sweet, McMahan, Madsen, Daryn Pittman (up from 13th), David Gravel (up from 15th), Blaney, Jason Johnson (up from 14th) and Jason Sides would round out the top 10.

The New UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions will be back in action Thursday, Feb. 12 at Volusia Speedway Park.

Tickets to the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park are on sale at www.DIRTcarNationals.com. The Volusia events will also be broadcast by DIRTVision on the award winning www.DIRTVision.com. Fans can follow the UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions on Twitter, @ASCoC, and join the conversation using the hashtag #TheNewAllstars. Like us on Facebook and post your favorite All Star pictures on Instagram. The series official website remains www.AllStarSprint.com Volusia Speedway Park - 2/11/2015 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (28 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - 1. 2L-Danny Lasoski, 13.039; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.082; 3. 51-Paul McMahan, 13.094; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.109; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen, 13.112; 6. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.143; 7. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.145; 8. 71M-Joey Saldana, 13.183; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.189; 10. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.215; 11. 63-Kody Swanson, 13.231; 12. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 13.251; 13. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.273; 14. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.349; 15. 83-David Gravel, 13.351; 16. 11-Steve Kinser, 13.391; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.420; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 13.422; 19. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.430; 20. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 13.464; 21. 4S-Danny Smith, 13.481; 22. 4-Cody Darrah, 13.482; 23. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.511; 24. 7-Craig Dollansky, 13.553; 25. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon, 13.566; 26. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 13.600; 27. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.673; 28. 71MX-Paul May, 99.990

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman[2] ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser[1] ; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[4] ; 4. 2L-Danny Lasoski[6] ; 5. 4-Cody Darrah[8] ; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 7. 15-Donny Schatz[3] ; 8. 11K-Kraig Kinser[7] ; 9. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[9]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 41-Jason Johnson[2] ; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 3. 71M-Joey Saldana[4] ; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett[6] ; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[5] ; 6. 63-Kody Swanson[3] ; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7] ; 8. 59-Danny Holtgraver[8] ; 9. i07-Steve Buckwalter[9]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-David Gravel[2] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[4] ; 3. 1-Lucas Wolfe[3] ; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[6] ; 5. 7S-Jason Sides[5] ; 6. 7-Craig Dollansky[8] ; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 8. 4S-Danny Smith[7] ; 9. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[1]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[2] ; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[1] ; 3. 51-Paul McMahan[4] ; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 6. 7S-Jason Sides[6]

B-Main - (12 Laps - Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 15-Donny Schatz[1] ; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4] ; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[9] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 4S-Danny Smith[5] ; 7. i07-Steve Buckwalter[8] ; 8. 12-Robbie Stillwaggon[7] ; 9. 11K-Kraig Kinser[3]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1]; 2. 2L-Danny Lasoski[2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 4. 51-Paul McMahan[3]; 5. 29-Kerry Madsen[4]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman[13]; 7. 83-David Gravel[15]; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 9. 41-Jason Johnson[14]; 10. 7S-Jason Sides[6]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser[16]; 12. 15-Donny Schatz[11]; 13. 7-Craig Dollansky[21]; 14. 10H-Chad Kemenah[17]; 15. 71M-Joey Saldana[8]; 16. 4-Cody Darrah[19]; 17. 59-Danny Holtgraver[22]; 18. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[18]; 19. 1-Lucas Wolfe[12]; 20. 63-Kody Swanson[10]; 21. 98H-Dave Blaney[9]; 22. 4S-Danny Smith[20]; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer[23]; 24. 77X-Wayne Johnson[24] Hard Charger: 83-David Gravel[+8]

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MADSEN MAKES IT A CLEAN SWEEP OF ALL STARS AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015) - Kerry Madsen made it look easy the first two nights of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Bubba Raceway Park as he roared to the victories. However, the third night proved not to be so easy, but the outcome was the same. The Madman would lead 29 of the 30 laps and record his third straight victory.

Madsen's three wins moves him atop the win total for All Star races at Bubba with 4 career victories...all in a row as he won the last series race at the track. It is his sixth overall All Star win.

Madsen, with his Brian Morrison horsepower, made a fantastic move in lapped traffic with five to go to retake the lead from Chad Kemenah, who had used the traffic to drive into the lead the previous lap.

"All weekend I've been running a real nice line and it's worked well. Tonight it just wouldn't work. It got real gritty up there so I just kind of figured no one was going to go around me up there cause I can't go around anyone up there so I tried to start and stop it on the bottom. I wasn't really good at it but I was good enough in one and two. Chad had me clean there and I had one shot around the outside and I took it. That was a tough race," said Madsen beside his Keneric Racing/American Racing Custom Wheels/Earthex Logistics backed #29.

"Lapped traffic was difficult. I couldn't get through it quite as good as I could the last two nights. You make a decision where someone was running the lap before and they change their line and I was struggling with it. I knew there would be someone on my heels and I wasn't very good in four. When you're running like that you're trying to stay focused and maximize where you are good," added Madsen.

"This is a fun track and I really appreciate the effort Bubba (Clem, track promoter) and Tony (Stewart, All Star owner) put in...especially Tony and all the All Star officials. The crowds have been fantastic and it's a fun place to be," concluded Madsen.

For Kemenah, who has been reunited with his brother Brian as the Hunter Racing Team mechanic, the strong second place run is a shot in the arm as the team heads to Volusia Speedway Park.

"It was a blast. Kerry did what he had to do. I got by him there and the lapped cars got pretty confusing sometimes but I'm not complaining. This feels great to be a race car driver rather than an owner...I can't thank Rob and Rita Hunter enough and my brother and everybody sticking behind me. There's a lot of people out there who probably think I can't drive any more. I hope there was some people watching. I'm getting more and more comfortable every race with my brother and I hope we can keep going better and better. We're going to get one before we leave Florida," said Kemenah beside his Seneca Energy/Night Hawk Holdings/Brilex LLC backed #10h.

"I want to thank J&J, Kistler Engines...Paul builds a hell of a power plant...man this thing runs...it showed in qualifying," added Kemenah.

For the second straight night Steve Kinser would bring his Tony Stewart-Curb Agajanian Motorsports #11 home in third though he and Kemenah battled several laps for the runner-up spot.

"We went backwards there early in the race and lost three or four spots then we got going pretty good. Sort of got trapped where I didn't want to be at the start of the race and then got by Chad and shouldn't have let him slip back by. I thought I had him and I got into one a little too slow and he got back by me. I was trying to catch the bottom there and I would have been better off to motor it right on in there. All in all I had a chance and just didn't get it done," said Kinser of his Bad Boy Buggies backed machine.

"It's a pleasure just driving now. The past four years I've been taking care of the car and now it's being taken care of at his (Tony Stewart) shop and I just show up and drive. I don't have to worry about the guys working on the car and payroll. He let me run the team as I wanted to. I told him I didn't want to run much more and he said why don't you just run it out of my shop and I said that sounded like a good deal," added Kinser..

Tim Shaffer and Madsen would bring the field to green for the 30 lap feature with Madsen gaining the advantage as Danny Holtgraver had a tremendous drive into second with Shaffer back to third followed by Dale Blaney, Kemenah and Steve Buckwalter in tow.

Shortly after two laps were scored Tyler Clem and Brent Matus would spin in turn four to bring out the caution. On the restart Madsen would pull away from Holtgraver as Kemenah powered to third with Blaney, Shaffer and Buckwalter giving chase. Kemenah would take second on lap six just as the caution would fly for a Caleb Armstrong spin. Armstrong would spin again on the restart.

When the green flew again the race would go to the end without a stoppage.

Madsen appeared to be comfortably on his way to the win until he encountered heavy lapped traffic on lap 12. Kemenah slowly ate into the Mad Man's lead with Kinser also closing. By lap 17 Kemenah had his hands full with Kinser as they tried to chase down Madsen.

With eight laps to go the leaders were in heavy lapped traffic again and Kemenah and Kinser were within a couple of car lengths of Madsen who was struggling in turn four. Coming to the line to complete lap 24 Kemenah shot off the bottom of turn four, split a lapped car and took the lead.

But, going into turn one, Madsen shot to the outside to regain the top spot. With five laps to go the running order was Madsen, Kemenah, Kinser, Blaney and Holtgraver.

Madsen would clear the traffic and would drive to the win over Kemenah, Kinser, Blaney, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Wayne Johnson, Lucas Wolfe, Buckwalter and Parker Price Miller.

The UNOH All Stars now head to Volusia Speed Park located near Barberville, Florida for racing on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12 as part of the DIRTcar Nationals.

Volusia Speedway Park is located at 1500 East State Road 40, Deleon Springs Florida. Event information is available by calling 1-704-795-7223 or visit www.dirtcar.ticketforce.com.

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Ocala Speedway - 2/8/2015

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (19 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying -

1. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.183; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.203; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.214; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.381; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.440; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.453; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.482; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 12.638; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.675; 10. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.681; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.785; 12. 14-Tyler Clem, 12.947; 13. 4-Danny Smith, 12.966; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.991; 15. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.184; 16. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.189; 17. 71M-Paul May, 13.488; 18. 33-Brent Matus, 13.714; 19. 10-Terry Gray, 14.071

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[2] ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[3] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[7]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. 71M-Paul May[6]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 14-Tyler Clem[1] ; 4. I07-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[6]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 9 starting positions of A-feature

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 59-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[8] ; 6. 11-Steve Kinser[7] ; 7. I07-Steve Buckwalter[9] ; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 9. 1-Lucas Wolfe[5]

A-Main - (30 Laps)

1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[6]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[3]; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 7. 77X-Wayne Johnson[8]; 8. 1-Lucas Wolfe[9]; 9. I07-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[14]; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 12. 4-Danny Smith[13]; 13. 71M-Paul May[17]; 14. 13-Brandon Matus[15]; 15. 49H-Bradley Howard[16]; 16. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[10]; 17. 10-Terry Gray[19]; 18. 14-Tyler Clem[12]; 19. 33-Brent Matus[18]

Hard Charger: 9P-Parker Price-Miller[+4]

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Madsen makes it two UNOH All Star wins in a row at Bubba

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015) – Kerry Madsen seems to have found something at Bubba Raceway Park that the competition hasn’t discovered as yet. The Sydney, Australia native led all 30 laps Saturday to score his second straight University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions feature win in as many nights.

“The Mad Man” survived heavy lapped traffic and a couple of restarts to score his fifth career All Star victory – 3 of which have now come at Bubba Raceway Park.

“When you have Dale Blaney behind you there’s no letting up. We had a good run and a good car. I just really want to thank our sponsors, American Racing Custom Wheels, Earthex Logistics…big hello and thank you to the guys at home, Bob Gavranich and Pete Gavranich and a big thank you to our engine builder to Brian Meyers…the things just rip. Steve Kent at KCP Chassis…just fantastic race cars. Thanks to my wife…hope she’s listening out there in Iowa,” said Madsen of his Keneric Racing machine.

“I really enjoy being here and appreciate the effort of Bubba (Clem, track promoter) and Tony (Stewart, All Star owner) and everyone puts in. It was an enthusiastic crowd…we really appreciate that,” continued Madsen.

As for winning three in a row?

“You really come here just to have a good run. When you win a race the stars are aligned. It’s as simple as that. Tomorrow night is a new night and there are a lot of quick cars here. We’ve got a great package and we’ll see,” concluded Madsen.

Five time All Star champion Dale Blaney would hound Madsen and a few times in heavy lapped traffic closed to within a car length of the leader. And after suffering a mechanical failure on the season opener the previous night, Blaney was happy to finish second.

“I’m disappointed in qualifying. We raced really well after that. For what ever reason the last two nights we haven’t qualified good and I put 50 percent of that on me at least…maybe 80. I just haven’t made very good laps,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Winchester Ag Services/Penske Shocks backed machine.

“Kerry was a little bit better…traffic was pretty cool for awhile. It was fun. Kerry’s been running pretty good and to run second to him…I’ll take it,” said Blaney.

Steve Kinser would hold off a charging Danny Holtgraver for a third place finish.

“We didn’t make any headway. Started third and finished third. I just couldn’t get through three and four very good. I was pretty good in one and two. I could get through three in four about one every five or six times. I was just losing too much time there,” said Kinser beside his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Bad Boy Buggies #11.

Blaney and Madsen would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature with Madsen gaining the upper hand. The leaders would set a lightening quick pace, hitting lapped traffic by only the fourth circuit.

Blaney would drive to Madsen’s inside to challenge by lap five and six but once clear of traffic Madsen would pull away.

Behind the lead duo, Kinser, Steve Buckwalter, Wayne Johnson and Danny Holtgraver were battle for third.

Action would grind to a halt on lap 11 when Mark Coldren would tumble in turn four. After Coldren walked back to the infield and the track was cleared the green would fly with Madsen pulling away from Blaney with Kinser, Holtgraver, Buckwalter, Johnson, Chad Kemenah and Caleb Armstrong would follow.

The caution would fly soon after for a Tyler Clem spin. Again when the green flew so did Madsen who would catch the rear of the field at the halfway point as Blaney slowly closed with Kinser trying to hold off Holtgraver.

With 12 laps to go the running order was Madsen, Blaney, Kinser, Holtgraver, Johnson, a charging Danny Smith, Kemenah and Buckwalter.

Blaney and Kinser would get one more shot at Madsen when the caution would fly for the final time on lap 23 for an Armstrong spin. But, when the green reappeared Madsen would drive off.

At the checkers it was Madsen over Blaney, Kinser, Holtgraver and Johnson in the top five.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up their three night event at Bubba Raceway Park on Sunday, Feb. 8. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

Ocala Speedway - 2/7/2015 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (21 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - 1. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.069; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.088; 3. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.126; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.246; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.379; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.388; 7. 4-Danny Smith, 12.561; 8. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.593; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.599; 10. 77X-Wayne Johnson, 12.614; 11. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.802; 12. 14-Tyler Clem, 12.815; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.823; 14. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.862; 15. 40-Mark Imler, 12.909; 16. 71M-Paul May, 13.013; 17. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.048; 18. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.122; 19. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.364; 20. 10-Terry Gray, 13.633; 21. 33-Brent Matus, 14.067

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 77X-Wayne Johnson[1] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[4] ; 3. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 5. 71M-Paul May[6] ; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard[7] ; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel[3]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 59-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[3] ; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[5] ; 6. O7-Mark Coldren[6] ; 7. 10-Terry Gray[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 2. I07-Steve Buckwalter[3] ; 3. 14-Tyler Clem[1] ; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 5. 40-Mark Imler[5] ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus[6] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[7]

Dash - (8 Laps, finishing order determined first 9 starting positions of A-feature 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[3] ; 4. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. I07-Steve Buckwalter[5] ; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[8]

A-Main - (30 Laps) 1. 29-Kerry Madsen[2]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[3]; 4. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[4]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah[7]; 7. 4-Danny Smith[9]; 8. I07-Steve Buckwalter[6]; 9. 45-Tim Shaffer[10]; 10. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[14]; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[8]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[18]; 14. 71M-Paul May[16]; 15. 14-Tyler Clem[12]; 16. 40-Mark Imler[13]; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard[17]; 18. 33-Brent Matus[19]; 19. 10-Terry Gray[20]; 20. O7-Mark Coldren[15]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel[21] Hard Charger: 13-Brandon Matus[+5]

©2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Madsen scores last lap pass for win to open new era for UNOH All Stars

By Brian Liskai

OCALA, FL. (Friday, Feb. 6, 2015) – Australian Kerry Madsen opened the new era for the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions with an exciting last lap pass of Aaron Reutzel to score the season opening victory at Bubba Raceway Park Friday night.

“The Mad Man” actually recorded the fastest lap of the entire race on that last lap. But it was a caution flag with three laps to go that gave him the opportunity as Reutzel’s motor began to sour. Madsen now has four career All Star wins.

“On that last lap I saw him (Reutzel) go to the bottom in one. I said a hail Mary and went for it to the outside and it stuck. That was insane!” said Madsen who opened the All Star season in 2014 with a win at Bubba as well.

“I have to thank Tony (Stewart) and Bubba (Clem) for deciding to rework the track after qualifying. It made for a great feature. I have to thank my guys in the shop. They worked hard all winter and it showed tonight. Bob and Peter Gavranich (team owners) hopefully got to watch this on TV,” added Madsen beside his American Racing Custom Wheels, Earthex Logistics, Keneric Racing backed #29.

Reutzel, who already has a 410 win in 2015, looked to be on his way to his first All Star victory. The 24-year-old racer from Texas took the lead on lap two when Caleb Armstrong made contact with the turn four guard rail and threaded his way through lapped traffic like a surgeon.

But, with three laps to go Danny Smith, who was battling with Madsen for second, slipped off the racing groove in turn four and made contact with the front stretch wall to bring out the caution.

While under yellow, Reutzel actually developed a small oil fire. When the green flew on the restart Reutzel’s motor began to sound sour. As they raced to the white flag Madsen was right on Reutzel’s rear bumper and when Reutzel went to the bottom of turn one, Madsen shot around on the high side and drove to the win.

“I knew my motor was laying down…I was just trying to block those last couple of laps. I hate this for all the people who have helped me and supported me but we’ll be back tomorrow,” said Reutzel beside his BC Fundz/Basic One Services/Lone Star Hydro and Maintenance backed #87.

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania’s Tim Shaffer, a four time All Star champion, would drive a solid race to finish third.

“I have Ripper (Kyle) came down with me to help work on the car. That allows me to watch the track and the competition and that is huge. I have to thank Bryan Grove for the opportunity and Gressman Powersports…they build a great engine for small tracks and big tracks,” said Shaffer of his Canton Erectors/Brilex LLC/Helms and Son Excavating backed #45.

Reutzel and Armstrong would bring the field to green for their 30-lap feature with Armstrong gaining the advantage. However, after leading the first lap, as he rocketed through turns three and four to complete lap 2, Armstrong slipped up the track and made contact with the outside fence, bringing out the caution.

On the restart Reutzel now led Smith, Madsen, Shaffer and Steve Kinser. But, the racing would grind to a halt shortly after as the team cars of Bradley Howard and Jordan Givler tangled in turn three with Howard getting upside down. Howard was uninjured but done for the night.

When the green flew again so did Reutzel as he pulled away from Smith. The leaders found lapped traffic by lap 9 and Reutzel’s lead began to evaporate. At the halfway point the running order was Reutzel, Smith, Shaffer, Madsen, Kinser and Chad Kemenah.

Reutzel, a rookie to 410 sprint car racing, sliced and dices his way through traffic and with five laps to go held a 6 car length lead over Smith who now had his hands full with Madsen. With three to go, Smith slipped up high in turn four and made contact with the turn four fence, ending his night and setting up the fantastic finish.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 7 and Sunday, Feb. 8 at Bubba Raceway Park. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car touring organization. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com

Ocala Speedway - 2/6/2015
UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (22 Cars)
[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying -
1. i07-Steve Buckwalter, 12.868; 2. 11-Steve Kinser, 12.880; 3. 10h-Chad Kemanah, 12.951; 4. 29-Kerry Madsen, 12.959; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.975; 6. 14k-Dale Blaney , 13.120; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.129; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 13.352; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.353; 10. O7-Mark Coldren, 13.479; 11. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.499; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.515; 13. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.538; 14. 59-Danny Holtgraver, 13.565; 15. 14-Tyler Clem, 13.660; 16. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 13.704; 17. 71m-Paul May, 13.723; 18. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.727; 19. 10-Terry Gray, 13.814; 20. 40-Mark Imler, 13.945; 21. 49-Jordan Givler, 14.613; 22. 33-Brent Matus, 14.643

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 3. I07-Steve Buckwalter[4] ; 4. 13-Brandon Matus[5] ; 5. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6] ; 6. 10-Terry Gray[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[8]

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 2. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 3. 11-Steve Kinser[4] ; 4. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[3] ; 5. 59-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 6. 71m-Paul May[6] ; 7. 40-Mark Imler[7]

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 finishers transfer to the A-feature)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 3. 10H-Chad Kemanah[4] ; 4. 14k-Dale Blaney [3] ; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard[6] ; 6. 14-Tyler Clem[5] ; 7. 49-Jordan Givler[7]

Dash - (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 3. 29-Kerry Madsen[3] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]

A-Main - (30 Laps)
1. 29-Kerry Madsen[3]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 3. 45-Tim Shaffer[5]; 4. 11-Steve Kinser[8]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemanah[9]; 6. 77x-Wayne Johnson[16]; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver[14]; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus[13]; 10. i07-Steve Buckwalter[7]; 11. 71m-Paul May[17]; 12. 9P-Parker Price-Miller[10]; 13. 10-Terry Gray[19]; 14. 14-Tyler Clem[15]; 15. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2]; 16. 40-Mark Imler[20]; 17. 33-Brent Matus[22]; 18. 4-Danny Smith[4]; 19. 14k-Dale Blaney [11]; 20. 49-Jordan Givler[21]; 21. 49H-Bradley Howard[18]; 22. O7-Mark Coldren[12]
Hard Charger: 77x-Wayne Johnson[+10]

©2015 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Saturated Surface Postpones All Star Opener at Bubba Raceway Park

Three-Day Affair Will Now Be Contested Friday, Saturday and Sunday

OCALA, Fla. (February 5, 2015) - Heavy overnight rains that lingered late into the morning have forced All Star Circuit of Champions and Bubba Raceway Park officials to postpone tonight's scheduled season opener for the 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series.

"There was simply no way we could put together a quality race surface for the teams and an entertaining show for the fans tonight," said promoter Bubba Clem. "Everyone has worked so hard to get here the past couple of weeks, the last thing we wanted to do is have them tear up their equipment, so we're going to race on Sunday and give the racers their full three day show."

The three-day Bubba Army Winter Nationals, paying $5,000-to-win each night, now shifts to Friday, February 6, Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8. Friday and Saturday's events will begin at 7:30 p.m. while Sunday's racing will feature a special early start time of 5:30 p.m.

Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Rd in Ocala, Fla. Ticket and event information is available by calling (352) 622-9400, visiting www.BubbaRacewayPark.com or Facebook.com/BubbaRacewayPark.

The UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is the original winged sprint car tour. Follow the All Stars during their 50 plus race season on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars. An all new website has been launched at www.AllStarSprint.com.

 

 

A new energy, a new attitude - UNOH All Stars set to kick off 2015 season

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

By Brian Liskai

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – An exciting new era for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Car Series – the nation’s original traveling sprint car series – will kick off with five races over eight days in sunny FLORIDA beginning Thursday, Feb. 5 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

The new All Stars will embark under the leadership of series owner Tony Stewart, who has energized “America’s Series” - its fans, race teams and tracks. Stewart, the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion and former IndyCar and USAC triple-crown champion, will be very visible during the UNOH All Star events in Florida.

The All Stars – with a new attitude – will kick off the season at the Bubba Army Winter Nationals with three $5,000-to-win events - Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. The UNOH All Stars then travel a short distance to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida to be part of the DIRTcar Nationals. The All Stars will compete Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12.

Due to the recent change in ownership of the UNOH All Stars, the events in Florida, while sanctioned by the series, will not count toward the 2015 national point championship. However, tow money will be distributed according to 2014 point standings (competitor bulletin posted at www.AllStarSprint.com).

Five-time and defending All Star champion Dale Blaney will lead a strong contingent of All Star drivers. Expected to compete is four-time series champion Chad Kemenah; Danny Holtgraver, new comer Ryan Smith, 2014 national 410 winged sprint car rookie of the year Aaron Reutzel, Cale Thomas, Jac and Sheldon Haudenschild, two-time series champion Greg Wilson and four-time All Star champion Tim Shaffer.

The UNOH All Star events in Florida also draw many of the World of Outlaw teams like 20-time champion Steve Kinser. Look for “The Madman” Kerry Madsen, Craig Dollansky, Joey Saldana and more to compete.

Adding to the excitement will be several drivers from the PA Posse and various regional series.

Advance tickets and event information about the Fourth Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals can be found at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. For those unable to be at Ocala, the races at Bubba Raceway Park will be streamed via online pay-per-view at www.xsan.tv.

Tickets to the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park are on sale now at www.DIRTcarNationals.com. The Volusia events will also be broadcast by DIRTVision on the award winning www.DIRTVision.com.

Fans can follow the UNOH All Stars Circuit of Champions on Twitter, @ASCoC, and join the conversation using the hashtag #TheNewAllstars. Like us on Facebook and post your favorite All Star pictures on Instagram. The series official website remains www.AllStarSprint.com.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Events

Bubba Raceway Park – Feb. 5-7

Volusia Speedway Park – Feb. 11-12

Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, FL)

(schedules subject to change)

· Wednesday, February 4th: Sprint car open practice, 6-9 p.m.

· Thursday, February 5th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at noon; hot laps 7 p.m.

· Friday, February 6th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at noon; hot laps 7 p.m.

· Saturday, February 7th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at noon; hot laps 7 p.m.

Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL)

(schedules subject to change)

· Tuesday, February 10th: open practice; pit gates open at noon; practice 7:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, February 11th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at 10 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 5:15 p.m.; hot laps 6 p.m.

· Thursday, February 12th: $5,000-to-win show; pit gates open at 10 a.m.; drivers’ meeting, 5:15 p.m.; hot laps 6 p.m.

News and Notes: Bubba Raceway Park & Volusia Speedway Park (February 2015)

· All events will be officially sanctioned, but will not count towards the 2015 National Points Fund

· All events will follow the 2014 All Star Circuit of Champions rules book with the following amendment and recommendation:

Hoosier H-R15 RR tire has been approved for use.

· Tethers and torsion stops are strongly recommended

· Refer to the World of Outlaws bulletin for 2015 rule changes specific to the World of Outlaws if staying for those events.

· All 2014 members in good standing will receive 2 free pit passes per event

· Tow money will be distributed as follows:

o $300 for positions 1-5 (based on 2014 final National points fund standings)

o $200 for positions 6-8 (based on 2014 final National points fund standings)

o $150 for positions 9-10 (based on 2014 final National points fund standings)

o 2014 National Champion receives extra $200 tow money for tow paying races

o One tow money/past champion’s payment for multiple shows at same venue; must attend all shows to be eligible to receive tow money

o Tow money will be paid at the track following the final event at each venue

o Top 10 positions will reset on a weekly basis during the 2015 season (more information to be provided on this after the Florida events)

Additional information on the 2015 schedule, memberships and sanction agreements will be provided after the Floridaevents All owners/drivers are encouraged to email applicable contact information (name, address, cell number, email address) to allstars@tonystewart.com

*Tow money eligible drivers for Florida events are 1. Dale Blaney; 2. Jac Haudenschild; 3. Danny Holtgraver; 4. Tim Shaffer; 5. Lee Jacobs; 6. Chad Kemenah; 7. Andrew Palker; 8. Caleb Helms; 9. Sheldon Haudenschild; 10. Cole Duncan

 

 

Tony Stewart To Acquire All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series Purchase Secures Future of Nation’s Oldest Winged Sprint Car Tour

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 28, 2015) – Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart has agreed to terms with Guy Webb, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series, to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour.

The All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. The transaction between Webb and Stewart will proceed immediately.

“I’ve put my heart and soul into the All Star Circuit of Champions for many years, and it gives me great peace of mind to hand over the reins of this series to Tony Stewart,” Webb said. “Tony is dirt track racing’s biggest advocate, and he’s always working in the best interest of sprint car racing. His leadership will ensure the success of this series for many years to come.”

“My passion for sprint car racing is well known, and the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series has been a pillar of the sport for a long time,” Stewart said. “Racing is my business, and I look forward to building on the All Star Series’ already impressive legacy by taking it to a new level of success and sustainability.”

Stewart is a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion whose portfolio of dirt-track racing businesses include Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and Tony Stewart Racing, which fields entries for six-time and reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series champion Donny Schatz and 20-time World of Outlaws champion King of the Outlaws, Steve Kinser.

Augmenting the purchase of the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series are the terms Stewart reached separately with Rob Hunter and Shane Helms, principals of the Renegade Sprint Series. The agreement will bring drivers from both series’ together under the All Star Circuit of Champions banner in 2015.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions schedule boasts 50 race dates and has been assembled through a collaborative effort between sanctioning bodies, existing speedways and promoters new to the series. Highlights include:

A national point fund totaling more than $100,000.

Season-opening events at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, Feb. 5-7 and at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, Feb. 11-12. The transition in ownership will see these events designated as non-point races.

The first point race toward the national point fund will be March 28 at Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe, Ohio.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek kicks off at Attica Raceway Park followed by traditional stops at Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Atomic Speedway, Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park and the $10,000-to-win finale at Fremont.

Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Port Royal Speedway will again play host to the All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series as part of several tours through the Keystone State.

The season championship will conclude at the UNOH Sprintacular Oct. 10 at Eldora Speedway.

The full season schedule and new management team will be announced soon, and news updates will be posted as available on www.AllStarSprint.com.

An improved social media presence begins immediately on Twitter.com/@ASCoC, www.facebook.com/AllStarCircuitofChampions and www.Instagram.com/AllStarSprints using the hashtag #TheNewAllStars.

Competitor, media, promoter and sponsorship inquiries should be directed to allstars@tonystewart.com.

 

 

 

UNOH All Stars Kick-Off 2015 Season at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park

CAMARGO, IL. – One of America’s oldest traveling sprint car organizations, the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions, will kick off their 2015 racing season with the traditional journey to sunny Florida.

The UNOH All Star teams will battle during five events – all paying $5,000 to win and $400 to start the A-Main – at two tracks over eight days.

It begins at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida with three shows – Thursday, Feb. 5; Friday, Feb. 6; and Saturday, Feb. 7. The UNOH All Stars then travel a short distance to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, to be part of the DIRTcar Nationals. The UNOH All Stars will compete Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12.

The UNOH All Stars are part of the Bubba Army Winter Nationals at the Ocala speedplant. The Winter Nationals features 14 nights of the best dirt racers in the world with the World of Outlaws Late Models; the UNOH All Star sprints; the DIRTcar UMP Open Wheel Modifieds; the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars; and the Nesmith Crate Dirt Late Model Series.

During the 2014 Winter Nationals at Bubba Raceway Park, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dave Blaney scored his 46th career UNOH All Star win and 2014 Kings Royal winner Kerry Madsen would score his third career series victory on Feb. 10.

The DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park runs Tuesday, Feb. 10, through Saturday, Feb. 21. Nearly 200 teams are expected compete during the 12 nights of racing at the high-speed, half-mile oval. Besides the UNOH All Stars, the DIRTcar Nationals features the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series; the UMP Modifieds; the World of Outlaws Late Models; the UMP Late Models; and the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds. You never know who you’ll see in the pits each night, but NASCAR racers like Austin and Ty Dillon will be among those from all over the country and Canada trying to earn their share of nearly half a million dollars in winnings — not to mention one of the prized Gator trophies.

Last year at Volusia, the UNOH All Stars lost the opening event to rain, but Joey Saldana, who sits third in career All Star wins, would record his 71st series victory.

The big question coming into the 2015 season is can Dale Blaney, who scored his fifth career UNOH All Star Championship with 16 series wins in 2014, keep his hot streak rolling. Expect young chargers like Sheldon Haudenschild, Danny Holtgraver, Ryan Smith, Aaron Reutzel, Cale Thomas, and more like veteran Jac Haudenschild to challenge Blaney.

INFO for Bubba Raceway Park:

WHAT: The Fourth Annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals is a 19-night event at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

WHO: UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprints; World of Outlaw Late Models; NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series; UMP Modifieds; UMP Late Models; Florida Mini-Sprints; USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Cars; Bilstein Mod Lite Stars; Lucas Oil ASCS 360 Sprints.

WHERE: Bubba Raceway Park is a 3/8th mile D-shaped, semi-banked clay track that is the oldest dirt track in the state of Florida, celebrating its 63rd season in 2015. Bubba Raceway Park is located at 9050 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida, just off of I-75.

THE RECORD: On Feb. 8, 2013, Daryn Pittman of Pittsboro, Ind., established the winged sprint car track record of 11.840 during UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions competition. That equates to 114.4 mph on the 3/8th of a mile track.

WHEN: The event kicked off Jan. 27 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 28. There are 11 combo ticket prices available the day of the show. There is free camping and parking (VIP parking available $10 per day). All grandstand tickets may be upgraded to a pit pass for the difference of the pit entry on same event day. Kids five and under get in free with paid adult. No coolers allowed.

MISC.: Go to www.bubbaracewaypark.com for detailed information on the Fourth Annual Winter Nationals.

INFO for Volusia Speedway Park:

WHAT: The DIRTcar Nationals is a 12-night event at Volusia Speedway Park kicking off the 2015 dirt track racing season with the sport’s biggest names in competition.

WHO: World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, including teams owned by NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne; World of Outlaws Late Models; Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds; DIRTcar UMP Modifieds; DIRTcar Late Models; and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars.

WHERE: Volusia Speedway Park is the world’s fastest half-mile dirt track located 15 miles west of I-95 on State Road 40 in Barberville, Fla.

THE RECORD: On Feb. 10, 2011, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series driver Paul McMahan blazed a trail around half-mile Volusia Speedway Park in 12.569 seconds at 143.209 mph, making it the fastest half-mile oval in racing. For comparison’s sake, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ track record at half-mile Bristol Motor Speedway, regarded as the fastest half-mile oval in NASCAR, is 14.813 seconds at 129.535 mph.

WHEN: The event kicks off on Tuesday, Feb. 10, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 21, with double-headers every night. The grandstands open nightly at 5 p.m. with qualifying at 6 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 7:20 p.m.

DAILY SCHEDULE (with advance reserved seat ticket prices):

Tuesday, Feb. 10 – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds & Sprint Car Open Practice — $20

Wednesday, Feb. 11 – UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $29

Thursday, Feb. 12 – UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $29

Friday, Feb. 13 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39

Saturday, Feb. 14 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39

Sunday, Feb. 15 – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds — $39

Monday, Feb. 16 – DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds ‘Gator Championship’ — $35

Tuesday, Feb. 17 – DIRTcar Late Models & DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Triple 20s — $35

Wednesday, Feb. 18 – DIRTcar Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

Thursday, Feb. 19 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

Friday, Feb. 20 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

Saturday, Feb. 21 – World of Outlaws Late Models & Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds — $39

MONEY SAVING SUPER-VALUE PACKAGES

Week #1:

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and All-Star Sprints 3-Day Package (Feb. 10-12) - $75

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and World of Outlaws Sprint Cars 3-Day Package (Feb. 13-15) - $100

Week #2:

DIRTcar UMP Late Models and Modifieds 3-Day Package (Feb. 16-18) - $100

World of Outlaws Late Models and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds 3-Day Package (Feb. 19-21) - $100

– Every ticket comes with a free pit pass fans can acquire after entering the main gate

– Reserved seats are $2 more day of show

– Children 10-and-under are free in General Admission

TICKETS: Tickets to the event can be purchased online at www.DIRTcar.com/tickets or by calling 877-395-8606.

ONLINE: The official website for the event is www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Fans can follow the event on Twitter @DIRTcarNats or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.

CONTACTS: Event manager is Jeff Hachmann (315-283-3367/jhachmann@dirtcar.com) and public relations/credentials is Chris Dolack (704-467-7643/cdolack@dirtcar.com)

 

 

2015 UNOH All Star Schedule Released

CAMARGO, IL. (Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions has released its 2015 Schedule featuring nearly 50 events in 11 states.

The UNOH All Star 2015 season begins with the Florida Winter Nationals which features five $5,000-to-win races at just two tracks over 8 days. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12. Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.

The UNOH All Stars then head to Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park for the traditional and exciting kick-off to the “northern tour” with the Spring Nationals Friday and Saturday April 3 and 4. The series has competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue 104 times in the track’s history.

Then it’s off to challenge the PA Posse at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 24 and at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 25.

May kicks off with a double-header weekend at the tough western Pennsylvania tracks of Lernerville Speedway on Friday, May 1 and Mercer Raceway Park on Saturday, May 2. The UNOH All Stars then get back to the state of Illinois when they visit Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, May 15. The Memorial Day weekend will be a triple header when the UNOH All Stars visit Plymouth Speedway in Indiana for the first time in the track’s history on Friday, May 22. That is followed by the traditional two-day show – Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and May 23 ($10,000 to win) – at Fremont Speedway in Ohio. The All Stars have visited Fremont Speedway 116 times in the track’s storied 64 year history.

The month of June will more than likely decide who will contend for the UNOH All Star crown. It all begins Saturday, June 6 at Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan followed by three straight nights of racing: Thursday, June 11 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park; Friday, June 12 at Williams Grove Speedway; and Saturday, June 13 at Lincoln Speedway. Webb noted there is the possibility of a fourth night on Sunday, June 14 being added as he is in negotiations with another track.

Then it’s the event fans and drivers from around the world look forward to year after year – the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The “Original Speedweek” features nine straight nights of racing at eight different tracks in the Buckeye State, all paying $5,000 to win with the exception of the finale at Fremont Speedway which will pay $10,000 to win.

It begins Friday, June 19 at Attica Raceway Park followed by a trip to the legendary Eldora Speedway (which has hosted more All Star shows – 135 - than any other track) on Saturday, June 20. The always exciting bullring of Waynesfield Raceway Park will host the All Stars on Sunday, June 21 followed by a trip to the Moler Raceway Park on Monday, June 22. Tuesday, June 23 has the All Stars at one of the tracks who helped get the series started in the 1970s – Sharon Speedway. Fremont Speedway will host the Wednesday, June 24 Speedweek event before the series heads to 35 Raceway Park on Thursday, June 25. Limaland Motorsports Park will have night #8 of Speedweek on Friday, June 26 with Fremont Speedway hosting the $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 27.

“Speedweek will have a total purse of $245,000. It’s humbling to look at Ohio Sprint Speedweek and know it is the ‘original speed week.’ So many others have attempted to copy this event. The race teams, fans and tracks have worked hard to keep this rich tradition going. I would hope everyone recognizes the importance of Ohio Sprint Speedweek to not only the state but the region and across the country,” said Webb.

July will begin with a double-header weekend at Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5. The UNOH All Stars will head back to Sharon Speedway for the Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday, July 11 before teams to head to the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway on Friday and Saturday July 17 and 18.

The series then heads west as the All Stars will battle the IRA teams at Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin on Saturday, July 25 before travelling to the always tough Husets Speedway in South Dakota on Sunday, July 26. West Liberty Raceway in Iowa will host the UNOH All stars on Wednesday, July 29.

“We are also working with the World of Outlaws to support the Iron Man event on August 7 and 8 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely (MO),” said Webb.

Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan will host a double-header weekend with the UNOH All Stars on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22.

The UNOH All Stars will help Attica Raceway Park in Ohio wrap up its 2015 season with the traditional Attica Ambush on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5.

“There’s a possibility of another event on Labor Day weekend at another track on Sunday, September 6,” Webb said.

September wraps up with two huge events. It begins with a Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12 race at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania which includes the historic Tuscarora 50 event at the Juniata County Fair. Then it’s back to Fremont for the 9th Annual Jim Ford Classic on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 18 and 19 with the finale paying the feature winner $10,000.

The UNOH All Stars will work with the World of Outlaws to support the National Open at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-3. The 2015 season will wrap up with the Sprintacular at Eldora Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 10.

“We will continue to work hard to ensure the fans get an entertaining show, and the tracks and race teams continue to thrive,” said Webb.

Of the 37 UNOH All Star features held in 2014, there were 16 different winners including five first time victors – Lee Jacobs (2 wins), Rick Abreu (2 wins), Sheldon Haudenschild, James McFadden and Caleb Griffith.

The series will go back to crowning one national champion in 2015 and will continue its appearance package to the teams who follow the tour all season. The 2015 point fund will award the champion $30,000. UNOH All Star President Guy Webb said more money has been allocated through the top 10 in points.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will be: 1. $30,000; 2. $20,000; 3. $17,000; 4. $12,000; 5. $9,000; 6. $8,000; 7. $7,000; 8. $6,000; 9. $5,000; 10, $5,000. In addition the series appearance package will pay the previous year’s National Champion $500 per track and $300 to up to 9 other teams registered to run the entire season.

Webb said the total for point fund money and appearance fees is $270,000 for 2015.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

2015 Schedule

February

2/5 Bubba Raceway Park

2/6 Bubba Raceway Park

2/7 Bubba Raceway Park

2/11 Volusia Speedway Park

2/12 Volusia Speedway Park

April

4/3 Attica Raceway Park

4/4 Attica Raceway Park

4/24 Williams Grove Speedway

4/25 Port Royal Speedway

May

5/1 Lernervile Speedway

5/2 Mercer Raceway Park

5/15 Jacksonville Speedway

5/22 Plymouth Speedway

5/23 Fremont Speedway

5/24 Fremont Speedway

June

6/6 Butler Speedway

6/11 Canandaigua Motorsports Park

6/12 Williams Grove Speedway

6/13 Lincoln Speedway

6/14 TBA - Pennsylvania

Ohio Sprint Speedweek

6/19 Attica Raceway Park

6/20 Eldora Speedway

6/21 Waynesfield Raceway Park

6/22 Moler Raceway Park

6/23 Sharon Speedway

6/24 Fremont Speedway

6/25 35 Raceway Park

6/26 Limaland Motorsports Park

6/27 Fremont Speedway

July

7/4 Mercer Raceway Park

7/5 Mercer Raceway Park

7/11 Sharon Speedway

7/17 Eldora Speedway - Kings Royal

7/18 Eldora Speedway - Kings Royal

7/24 TBA

7/25 Wilmot Raceway

7/26 Husets Speedway

7/29 West Liberty Raceway

August

8/7 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

8/8 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

8/21 Butler Motor Speedway

8/22 Butler Motor Speedway

September

9/4 Attica Raceway Park

9/5 Attica Raceway Park

9/6 TBA

9/11 Port Royal Speedway

9/12 Port Royal Speedway

9/18 Fremont Speedway

9/19 Fremont Speedway

October

10/1 Williams Grove Speedway - National Open

10/2 Williams Grove Speedway - National Open

10/3 Williams Grove Speedway - National Open

10/10 Eldora Speedway

*Dates Subject to Change*

 

 

 

Fremont Speedway Promoter teams up with Plymouth Speedway to bring UNOH All Stars

PLYMOUTH, IN. – For the first time in the track’s history, Plymouth Speedway will host the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint cars on Friday, May 22.

The event will be part of a Memorial Day weekend triple-header for the All Stars including back-to-back shows at Fremont Speedway on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.

Fremont Speedway Promoter Rich Farmer, voted the 2013 Regional Promoter of the Year by his peers, and Plymouth Speedway Promoter Ed Kennedy teamed up to bring the 410 winged sprint cars to the three-eighths mile banked dirt oval. Plymouth runs modifieds, 600 non-wing open sprints and stocks on a weekly basis. This will be the first time winged 410 sprints will compete at Plymouth since it was converted to dirt.

“It’s a thrill to work with Rich to give area fans the chance to see winged 410 sprint cars at Plymouth. Rich is well respected by race promoters and when he called to discuss this opportunity I knew it was a no-brainer,” said Kennedy.

The Friday event at Plymouth will pay $5,000 to win. The UNOH All Stars then head to Fremont for the traditional two-day show with Saturday’s event paying $3,000 to win and Sunday’s race paying $10,000 to win.

“Ed has been working very hard to make improvements to Plymouth which has a long and storied history, much like Fremont. It’s only a three hour drive from Fremont and it gives not only the All Star teams but our local teams a chance to race three nights with very little travel,” said Farmer.

Farmer said the drivers who compete in the Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series will also receive financial incentives to compete at Plymouth. He added he and Kennedy worked with Attica Raceway Park and other area tracks along with the Interstate Racing Association to ensure the event is successful.

“The race teams will also have the opportunity to tour the Hoosier Tire factory to see how their tires are built,” said Farmer.

The 600 non-wing open sprints will also race at Plymouth on May 22 and for an increased purse.

For more information on Plymouth Speedway go to www.plymouthspeedway.net. For more information on Fremont Speedway go to www.fremontohspeedway.com. For more on the UNOH All Stars go to www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

2015 All Star Membership Information

CAMARGO, IL. (Monday, Dec. 1, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the 2015 season in February. Teams that want to pursue the $1.3 million in prize money and $270,000 in point fund and appearance money need to purchase their memberships now.

UNOH All Star memberships, which include two free pit passes to each series’ event, are just $425 if purchased prior to Jan. 1, 2015. After Jan. 1, the membership is $500. Membership sales will conclude at the end of January in preparation for the Florida Winter Nationals which feature five events over eight days at two tracks.

The membership form is available under the “Team Info” menu on the UNOH All Star website at www.allstarsprint.com.

“We look forward to continuing the large membership presence and seeing all the teams many times throughout the racing season. These memberships reward teams that frequent All Star events over the course of the year. Our schedule, which should be released in the coming weeks, has around 50 races in nine states,” said Guy Webb, UNOH All Star President/CEO.

Any race teams with questions may call UNOH All Star General Manager Kyle Keesy at 419-330-1411.

 

 

UNOH All Stars Preview 2015 Schedule

CARMARGO, IL. (Friday, Nov. 14, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions have a rich history having been winged sprint car racing’s first major travelling sanctioning body in the Midwest in the early 1970s. That tradition will continue in 2015 as series officials have been busy working with tracks throughout the region and country to schedule entertaining events with the regions finest race tracks.

“We already have agreements in place for our traditional major events in 2015. The UNOH All Star brand will continue to compete at some of the finest racing facilities in the Midwest – well-established tracks with great local race teams and supportive fans. Additionally, our new point fund structure and appearance package has been well received,” said Guy Webb, President of the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions.

The UNOH All Star 2015 season begins with the Florida Winter Nationals which features five $5,000-to-win races at just two tracks over 8 days. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12. Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.

The UNOH All Stars then head to Ohio’s Attica Raceway Park for the traditional and exciting kick-off to the “northern tour” with the Spring Nationals in April. The series has competed at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue 104 times in the track’s history. The UNOH All Stars will also open the 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek at the track in June and will return for another traditionally exciting event – the Attica Ambush – on Labor Day Weekend.

Nearby Fremont Speedway – which has hosted the UNOH All Stars 116 times in “The Track That Action Built’s” 64 year history – will see the series visit for the traditional Memorial Day weekend event which includes a $10,000 to win finale along with two shows during Ohio Speedweek including the $10,000-to-win finale, and the must-see 8th Annual Jim Ford Classic weekend which also features a $10,000-to-win finale in September.

The 33rd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek is set for nine events – June 19th-27th. 2015 Ohio Sprint Speedweek tracks include: Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Fremont Speedway and Limaland Motorsports Park.

“All of the Ohio Speedweek events are at tracks that have played a significant role in the history and success of the All Stars and we’re excited to continue this tradition,” said Webb.

The UNOH All Stars will also battle the PA Posse at the historical and ultra-competitive Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and Port Royal Speedway in Central Pennsylvania. The UNOH All Stars will also return to the State of New York in 2015.

Wayne County Speedway (Orville, OH) with 4 events and Butler Motor Speedway (Quincy, MI) with 3 events will continue as staples on the UNOH All Star schedule.

Western Pennsylvania has always been a very important part of the UNOH All Star schedule during the series’ rich history. That will continue in 2015 with several events at Mercer Raceway Park and Lernerville Speedway.

The UNOH All Stars will give teams and fans a chance to “go west” again with events at the Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI) to take on the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series and at the historic Huset’s Speedway in Brandon, SD.

“These tracks have invested in and built 410 winged sprint car racing. They have demonstrated that they are committed to growing the sport and the All Stars are excited to continue our relationship with them” said Webb.

The UNOH All Stars will no longer utilize the “region” point fund and will go back to crowning one National Champion in 2015. Also, the series will continue its appearance package to the teams who follow the tour all season. The 2015 point fund – will award the UNOH All Star Champion $30,000. Webb said more money has been reallocated through the top 10.

“This point fund will reward the commitment and dedication of our traveling teams” said Webb.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions point fund will be: 1. $30,000; 2. $20,000; 3. $17,000; 4. $12,000; 5. $9,000; 6. $8,000; 7. $7,000; 8. $6,000; 9. $5,000; 10, $5,000. In addition the series appearance package will pay the previous year’s National Champion $500 per track and $300 to up to 9 other teams registered to run the entire season.

With the excitement building for 2015 - a complete schedule will be released in the coming weeks – the main question is who can knock Dale Blaney off the top of the UNOH All Star mountain. The Hartford, OH driver will be coming off the most successful year of his career, winning 16 series events in 2014 and an unprecedented fifth series championship. Blaney also won his fifth Ohio Sprint Speedweek title.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

Abreu blasts to Eldora Win; Blaney earns 5th UNOH All Star Title

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014) – Rico Abreu felt Eldora Speedway owed him something. The Napa, California driver didn’t have a very good Four Crown Nationals a couple of weeks ago and he vowed he would redeem himself upon his next visit to “The Big E.”

He did just that Saturday as he claimed the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions season finale. It was Abreu’s second career UNOH All Star win, both coming this season. Abreu blasted around Dale Blaney to take the lead on lap 18 and worked his way through traffic like a surgeon to score the win.

“To beat Dale Blaney at Eldora…wow. Dale and Donnie (Schatz) are on top of their game this year so this is a huge accomplishment. I’ve crashed a lot lately including at the Four Crown. I feel I’ve let my team down but this makes up for a lot. I’ve won a midget race and now a winged sprint car race at Eldora. That is really awesome,” said Abreu of his Abreu Vineyards/ButlerBuilt Seats/Stadelhofer Construction backed #24.

“This gives us a huge confidence boost as we get ready for the Trophy Cup coming up,” added Abreu of his 23rd victory of 2014.

Blaney would come home second and become the first driver to ever win five UNOH All Star championships.

“It’s hard to lead here. You try to run straight around the top but not enough to wear the tire out. I got the wing back a little too far and it got tight getting into turn three. Rico did a great job. He’s been really fast all year. We just got wiped,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chasses backed machine.

“Five All Star titles is really neat. It’s a testament to the guys I’ve driven for. I’ve had great cars and George (Fisher, crew chief) has been with me for 12 years now and he gives me great cars every night. We’re going to try to get six next year,” added Blaney.

Blaney and Randy Hannagan would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Blaney gaining the upper hand. Just as Blaney caught the back of the pack on lap six the caution would fly for a Derek Hagar spin.

The restart order was Blaney, Hannagan, Greg Wilson, Christopher Bell, Abreu and Gary Taylor. When the green flew again Blaney pulled away but it was short lived as Lee Jacobs tangled with Gary Taylor. The red would come out as Jacobs required medical attention. He would go to a nearby hospital for treatment of a lower back issue.

On the restart Blaney would pull away from Hannagan again as Wilson, Abreu, Bell, Ian Madsen, Travis Philo, Dean Jacobs, Sheldon Haudenschild and Chris Andrews gave chase. Abreu would drive around Wilson for third on lap 10 and immediately closed on Hannagan.

Blaney would again catch the back of the pack on lap 13 and as he tried to negotiate the heavy lapped traffic, Abreu closed quickly. At the half way point Abreu was right on Blaney’s rear bumper. Abreu would execute a perfect slider in turns three and four on lap 18 to take the lead.

With 10 laps remaining the running order was Abreu, Blaney, Hannagan, Wilson, Madsen, Bell and Andrews who had started 22nd. As the leaders raced through heavy lapped traffic it was Blaney’s turn to apply pressure as he raced under Abreu several times attempting to regain the lead.

Abreu would make some daring moves in traffic in the closing handful of laps as he drove to the win. Blaney, Hannagan, Wilson and Madsen would round out the top five.

The race closed the books on the UNOH All Star season and was the 135th visit of the series to Eldora. The All Stars were part of the UNOH Sprintacular at Eldora which saw 111 sprint cars signed in for the three divisions of racing.

Of the 37 events the UNOH All Stars sanctioned in 2014, there were 16 different winners led by Blaney who scored 16 series victories.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Eldora Speedway - 10/11/2014

All Star Circuit of Champions (36 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.990; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.026; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.028; 4. 53-Chris Bell, 13.031; 5. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.038; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.081; 7. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.183; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.206; 9. 59-Dean Jacobs, 13.208; 10. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.241; 11. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.255; 12. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.256; 13. 4-Danny Smith, 13.267; 14. 21-D.J. Foos, 13.279; 15. OO-Jim Nier, 13.283; 16. 13D-Mark Dobmeier, 13.324; 17. 4T-Tyler Courtney, 13.366; 18. 71M-Paul May, 13.379; 19. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.398; 20. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.399; 21. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.461; 22. 56R-Ryan Myers, 13.465; 23. O9-Chris Andrews, 13.497; 24. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.510; 25. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.559; 26. 59X-Bryan Nuckles, 13.606; 27. 15H-Mitch Harble, 13.654; 28. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 13.738; 29. O6-Brandy Bower, 13.743; 30. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.930; 31. 99-Josh Davis, 14.018; 32. 37-Mark Coleman, 14.147; 33. 76-Davey Jones, 14.468; 34. 33-Brent Matus, 14.659; 35. 84-Jimmy Stinson, 99.999; 36. 91-Cale Thomas, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6-Jac Haudenschild[1] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 3. 59-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 5. 4T-Tyler Courtney[2] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 7. O6-Brandy Bower[8] ; 8. 76-Davey Jones[9] ; 9. 4-Danny Smith[3]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 71M-Paul May[2] ; 2. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 3. 21-D.J. Foos[3] ; 4. 24-Rico Abreu[5] ; 5. 9W-Derek Hagar[4] ; 6. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[8] ; 7. 59X-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 8. 33-Brent Matus[9] ; 9. 56R-Ryan Myers[1]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 2. O9-Chris Andrews[1] ; 3. 18-Ian Madsen[5] ; 4. OO-Jim Nier[3] ; 5. 13-Brandon Matus[2] ; 6. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble[7] ; 8. 99-Josh Davis[8]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 13D-Mark Dobmeier[3] ; 4. 53-Chris Bell[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney[1]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2] ; 3. 53-Chris Bell[1] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 5. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett[8] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[2] ; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble[7] ; 6. 59X-Bryan Nuckles[6] ; 7. 99-Josh Davis[11] ; 8. O6-Brandy Bower[9] ; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[10] ; 10. 33-Brent Matus[14] ; 11. 76-Davey Jones[13] ; 12. 56R-Ryan Myers[3] ; 13. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 14. 37-Mark Coleman[12]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 24-Rico Abreu[5]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[2]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[4]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen[7]; 6. 53-Chris Bell[3]; 7. O9-Chris Andrews[22]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[13]; 10. 59-Dean Jacobs[9]; 11. 21-D.J. Foos[14]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 13. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[12]; 14. OO-Jim Nier[15]; 15. 6-Jac Haudenschild[21]; 16. 71M-Paul May[18]; 17. 9W-Derek Hagar[10]; 18. 4T-Tyler Courtney[17]; 19. 55F-Taylor Ferns[23]; 20. 13D-Mark Dobmeier[16]; 21. 13-Brandon Matus[19]; 22. 2M-Dustin Daggett[24]; 23. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs[8] Hard Charger: O9-Chris Andrews[+15]

 

 

Blaney on brink of historic season when UNOH All Stars head to Eldora

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Monday, Oct. 6, 2014) – Dale Blaney could do something no other sprint car driver has done when the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions visit the Eldora Speedway Saturday.

Blaney will earn an unprecedented fifth series championship if he takes the green flag in the feature event. Earlier this summer Blaney became the only driver in the long history of the UNOH All Stars to claim a fifth Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Blaney is one of five drivers – Kenny Jacobs, Frank Kerr, Chad Kemenah and Tim Shaffer - to have earned four series championships. Blaney will also lock up the Ohio Region championship of the UNOH All Stars.

No other track in the country has hosted more of the UNOH All Star races than “The Big E.” Saturday’s event will be the 135th visit of the UNOH All Stars at the famous half mile. There have been 42 different UNOH All Star winners at Eldora, led by Jacobs with 21 victories.

The UNOH Sprintacular not only includes the All Stars, but the Buckeye Machine BOSS non-wing sprint cars and the NRA Sprint Invader 360 sprints. Last year the three divisions brought in over 100 sprint cars to Eldora.

Earlier this year during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit to the track, Danny Holtgraver scored his first career win at Eldora. Last year for the Sprintacular Jac Haudenschild, who has a pair of series wins in 2014, would score the victory. Haudenschild has 9 career All Star wins at Eldora.

Blaney, who has 16 series wins in 2014 to run his career total to 115, has 6 career All Star wins at The Big E. Overall, Blaney has 20 wins in 2014, the most he has ever scored in one season in his career. Should Blaney win the feature Saturday for his 17th series win, it would tie for the most All Star wins for him in a year since he scored 17 in 1996.

Haudenschild sits second in the UNOH All Star national points followed by Holtgraver, Shaffer and Lee Jacobs. Jacobs, who is second in the Ohio Region points, is wrapping up one of his most successful seasons and has two series wins in 2014.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com or www.eldoraspeedway.com

 

 

Blaney holds of Kaeding for UNOH All Star Win at Brushcreek

PEEBLES, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014) – Dale Blaney held off a furious charge by Tim Kaeding over the last six laps Saturday to earn his 16th University of Northwestern All Star Circuit of Champions victory of the season at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex.

In the UNOH All Stars first appearance at “The Creek” since 2005 – the track has been reshaped and made smaller and racer since then – Blaney charged around Derek Hagar on lap 19 and then survived several attempts by Kaeding following a late race caution, to earn his 20thoverall win of 2014.

“This is the most wins I’ve ever had in a season. It’s been unbelievable. Tony (Kennedy) has put together such an awesome team. I’ve said it a bunch this year, but George (Fisher, crew chief) is more focused than I’ve ever seen him,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed #14k.

The victory was Blaney’s 115th career UNOH All Star win and is the second most in a season with the series – he earned 17 All Star wins in 1996. Blaney has essentially wrapped up his fifth UNOH All Star championship – a feat no other driver has accomplished in the history of the series.

“I heard Tim a lot there the last few laps. I was getting tighter and was using all the track to keep him behind me. This was a fun track,” added Blaney.

For Kaeding, it was another second place finish behind “The Low Rider.”

“Just like out west…I finished behind him again. I’m going to have to pull a Tonya Harding on him and break his knees or something,” jokedKaeding beside his Tom and Sherry Leidig owned, Southern Pacific Farms/Auto Electric backed #59. “He was just better than me in one and two. I could get a great run on him in three and four, but Dale’s just on top of his game right now. I can’t thank the Leidigs and Bonzi and everyone who works hard on this thing enough and believing in me.”

Like Blaney, Lee Jacobs is having the best season of his career, and powered to another podium finish, coming home third.

“Just an awesome season. I can’t thank the Lewis family enough for believing in me and giving me everything I need to do this. I screwed up early…wasn’t aggressive enough. When I finally got up on the wheel I started coming on at the end,” said Jacobs beside his Simcox Grinding and Steel/Crown Investments/Amanda Lewis Attorney At Law backed #81.

Paul May and Derek Hagar would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Hagar powering into the lead. After two laps were complete R.J. Perkins and Rick Fraley would tangle, bringing out the caution.

On the restart Hagar led Jimmy Stinson, who established a new qualifying record at Brushcreek the previous night, May, Nathan Skaggs, Blaney and Jacobs. Stinson would slide off the back stretch on lap three as May, Blaney, Skaggs, Jacobs, Danny Smith (who won the previous night at the track),Kaeding and JacHaudenschild drove by.

With five laps in Kirk Jeffries would stop on the track for another caution. On the restart Hagar pulled away as May and Blaney battled for second with Skaggs, Jacobs, Kaeding and Haudenschild racing hard for fourth. The caution would fly again on lap eight when Smith and Ryan Broughton stopping on the track.

When the green flew Hagar led Blaney, Skaggs, May, Jacobs, Kaeding, Cory Crabtree and Aaron Higgins. Hagar quickly caught the back of the pack by lap 13 with Blaney inching closer while Skaggs and Kaeding battled for third. The caution flew again on lap 13 with Dave Dickson, Bryan Nuckles and Adam Strausser involved in the melee.

On the ensuing restart Hagar got a tremendous jump and pulled away from Blaney with Kaeding working into third over Skaggs, May, Jacobs, Crabtree and Danny Smith. Blaney would methodically real in Hagar and just after completing lap 18,Blaney would duck under Hagar exiting turn two and grab the lead.

The caution would come out again on lap 20 for a Stuart Brubaker spin. On the restart Blaney pulled away as Hagar now had his hands full with Kaeding while Jacobs, Skaggs and May gave chase. Kaeding would grab second on lap 22 just before the caution flew for Ronnie Blair who stopped on the speedway.

When the green reappeared Kaeding drove the high line and raced side by side with Blaney in turns three and four. That battle continued the next lap before the caution flew for Crabtree with six laps to go. That prompted a refueling stop. When the green flew again Crabtree made contact with the turn one wall, ending his night.

The final six laps had the crowd on their feet as lap after lap Kaeding would pull under Blaney exiting turn four. Blaney would hold a narrow lead into turn one but would pull away slight exiting off the bottom of turn two. Lap after lap this battle transpired with Blaney holding off Kaeding at the checkered. Jacobs, Hagar and Skaggs would round out the top five.

The UNOH All Stars will wrap up the 2014 season at the Sprintacular event Oct. 11 at Eldora Speedway.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex - 9/20/2014

All Star Circuit of Champions (24 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 84-Jim Stinson, 12.209; 2. 59-Tim Kaeding, 12.262; 3. 9W-Derek Hagar, 12.378; 4. 4-Danny Smith, 12.383; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.431; 6. 60-Kory Crabtree, 12.444; 7. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.479; 8. A97-Aaron Higgins, 12.530; 9. 2S-Nathan Skaggs, 12.576; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.580; 11. 71M-Paul May, 12.626; 12. 9J-Adam Strausser, 12.707; 13. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.828; 14. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 12.857; 15. 22-Ryan Broughton, 12.866; 16. 7A-Dave Dickson, 12.869; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.935; 18. 3F-Rick Fraley, 13.070; 19. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 13.186; 20. O8-Brandon Conkel, 13.313; 21. 8-Dave Smith, 13.322; 22. A79-RJ Perkins, 14.053; 23. 3FX-Dean Kester, 14.084; 24. 91-Cale Thomas, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[2] ; 2. 84-Jim Stinson[4] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3] ; 5. 7A-Dave Dickson[6] ; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[5] ; 7. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[7] ; 8. A79-RJ Perkins[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 81-Lee Jacobs[3] ; 2. 71M-Paul May[1] ; 3. 6-Jac Haudenschild[5] ; 4. 59-Tim Kaeding[4] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[6] ; 6. O8-Brandon Conkel[7] ; 7. A97-Aaron Higgins[2] ; 8. 3FX-Dean Kester[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[2] ; 2. 9W-Derek Hagar[4] ; 3. 9J-Adam Strausser[1] ; 4. 60-Kory Crabtree[3] ; 5. 22-Ryan Broughton[5] ; 6. 3F-Rick Fraley[6] ; 7. 8-Dave Smith[7]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 71M-Paul May[2] ; 2. 9W-Derek Hagar[1] ; 3. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[4] ; 4. 84-Jim Stinson[5] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[3]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 2. 59-Tim Kaeding[7]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 4. 9W-Derek Hagar[2]; 5. 2S-Nathan Skaggs[3]; 6. 4-Danny Smith[8]; 7. 71M-Paul May[1]; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton[15]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries[19]; 10. 8-Dave Smith[21]; 11. A97-Aaron Higgins[10]; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[17]; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[11]; 14. 3F-Rick Fraley[18]; 15. O8-Brandon Conkel[20]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree[9]; 17. 3FX-Dean Kester[23]; 18. 9J-Adam Strausser[12]; 19. 59N-Bryan Nuckles[13]; 20. 7A-Dave Dickson[16]; 21. 6-Jac Haudenschild[14]; 22. 84-Jim Stinson[4]; 23. A79-RJ Perkins[22] Hard Charger: 8-Dave Smith[+11]

 

 

Blaney sweeps UNOH All Star weekend at Fremont

FREMONT, Ohio (Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014) – The numbers just keep piling up for Dale Blaney. The four time University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions titlist would drive to the $10,000 payday on JLH General Contractor Night for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway Saturday.

Blaney would sweep the two-day event at “The Track That Action Built.” It was his 15th UNOH All Star win of the season and runs his career total to 114. Blaney has five wins in 2014 at Fremont to take his career total at the track to 24, moving him into a tie with John Beaber for 19th on the track’s all-time win list. It was the 116th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont and Blaney leads all drivers in career series wins at the track with 18.

“Chris (Andrews) was really good in the dash. I really thought he was going to be the guy to beat. But we got rolling really good around the top and he was struggling through the middle a little bit and I was gaining some ground on him. Man this car just got better and better and I could put it anywhere I wanted,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed machine.

“George Fisher (crew chief) is unbelievable. I’ve worked with him for 12 years now and we’re going good and I’m proud of everybody. Skippy and Donnie and Ricky Jr….we have a lot of guys that put in a great effort and it shows,” added Blaney.

Andrews and Rob Chaney would bring the field to green for the 50-lap feature with Andrews gaining the advantage as Blaney would move from third to second. As Andrews and Blaney pulled away, Andrew Palker and Chaney would battle for third with Lee Jacobs, Bryan Sebetto, Tim Shaffer and Caleb Griffith in pursuit.

Lee Jacobs would blast into third on lap three just before the caution flew on lap four for a Cap Henry spin. On the restart Andrews and Blaney again pulled away with Jacobs, Palker, Chaney, Shaffer, Sebetto and Griffith giving chase.

With six laps in the books, Blaney began to pressure Andrews. On lap eight Blaney would shoot around Andrews going down the back stretch but the caution would fly when Craig Mintz suffered front end damage and stopped on the front stretch.

On the restart Andrews and Blaney picked right back up on their battle with Lee Jacobs, Palker, Chaney and Sebetto in tow. Cale Thomas would stop on lap 10 for another caution. And again when the green flew Andrews and Blaney battled for the lead. That duo would wage war over the next seven laps before hitting heavy lapped traffic on lap 16.

Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn three on lap 18 to steal the lead from Andrews with Lee Jacobs, Chaney and Sebetto the running order. Palker’s great run would end on lap 24 when he spun in turn two and that would bring out a red flag fuel stop.

When the green flew Blaney had a couple of lapped cars separating him from Andrews while Lee Jacobs, Chaney, Sebetto, Griffith and 17th starter Greg Wilson in pursuit. The caution flew again on lap 28 for a Brian Lay spin. On the restart Henry would tumble on the front stretch; he was uninjured.

On the restart Blaney again pulled away from Andrews as Chaney drove around Jacobs for third with Wilson moving into the top five. That top five would not change as they again raced into lapped traffic on lap 37. With 10 laps to go Jacobs began pressuring Chaney for the third spot when he would suffer front end damage on lap 41, ending his run.

On the restart Blaney had a two lapped car cushion over Andrews, Chaney and Wilson. Chaney would drive into second on lap 43 but Andrews challenged back with five laps to go. Chaney would finally pull away from Andrews and began closing on Blaney.

But, Blaney’s lead was insurmountable and he drove to the victory over Chaney, Andrews, Wilson and Sebetto.

“I think there’s a lot of credibility to running second to him. I stayed with Dale last night and I used his car today and I put gas in it and now I wish I wouldn’t have,” joked Chaney beside his Stan Cortad Racing #9x.

After leading the first 17 laps and having a bad couple of weeks that saw him miss out on a track title at Attica and the Kistler Racing Products FAST championship, Andrews was happy to finish third.

“I tried to take Dale’s advice. I didn’t want to go too hard and then he showed his nose past me and I kind of just followed him and learned a little bit. I got to racing with lapped cars that should have probably just pulled out of the way and let the leaders run a little bit. Seems like we run pretty good at the Jim Ford Classic every year. It makes up for a lot of bad runs here recently and I’m pretty excited,” said Andrews beside his Burmeister Racing/Lucas Oil/K&N Filters/Goofy Golf/Re-elect Judge Anstead/Tender Touch Car Wash/Schiets Motorsports/Kistler Engines/Adkins Sanitation/Applebees Restaurant backed #16.

The UNOH All Stars and Fremont Speedway announced the series would return to Fremont Speedway for several big shows in 2015.

The All Stars now head to Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 20.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/13/2014

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions (39 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying – Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.492; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.521; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney, 12.643; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.676; 6. 53-Cap Henry, 12.740; 7. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.784; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.816; 9. 14H-Todd Heller, 12.827; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.837; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.837; 12. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.851; 13. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.905; 14. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.911; 15. 16M-Danny Mumaw, 12.928; 16. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.982; 17. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.999; 18. O8-Dan Kuriger, 13.068; 19. 27-Chad Kemenah, 13.100; 20. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.147; 21. 22S-Brandon Spithaler, 13.155; 22. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.203; 23. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.264; 24. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.280; 25. 51-Roger Campbell, 13.287; 26. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.293; 27. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.300; 28. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.336; 29. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.375; 30. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.415; 31. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.416; 32. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.459; 33. 21-Travis Philo, 13.493; 34. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.711; 35. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.806; 36. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.952; 37. 91-Cale Thomas, 14.079; 38. 13-Brandon Matus, 14.104; 39. 33-Brent Matus, 14.607

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 2+-Brian Smith[2] ; 2. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[1] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8] ; 5. 91-Cale Thomas[10] ; 6. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 7. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[5] ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 9. 21-Travis Philo[9] ; 10. 51-Roger Campbell[7]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. O8-Dan Kuriger[2] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[6] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[1] ; 5. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 6. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[3] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[7] ; 8. 13-Brandon Matus[10] ; 9. 6-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 10. 53-Cap Henry[5]

Heat 3 – Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 2. 27-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[4] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[5] ; 6. 9W-Derek Hagar[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[9] ; 9. 33-Brent Matus[10] ; 10. 16M-Danny Mumaw[3]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. W20-Greg Wilson[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[4] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[1] ; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[8] ; 7. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[7] ; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[9]

Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites of Fremont (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 16-Chris Andrews[4] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[1] ; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker[5] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[6] ; 6. 29-Bryan Sebetto[3]

B-Main – MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 53-Cap Henry[2] ; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[1] ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay[5] ; 4. 14H-Todd Heller[4] ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[14] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 9. 9W-Derek Hagar[10] ; 10. 10-Carl Bowser[16] ; 11. 51-Roger Campbell[8] ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 13. 21-Travis Philo[15] ; 14. 40-Caleb Helms[17] ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus[18] ; 16. 6-Jac Haudenschild[12] ; 17. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 18. 33-Brent Matus[19]

UNOH A-Main - (50 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3]; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[2]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews[1]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[17]; 5. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6]; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[9]; 7. 45-Tim Shaffer[8]; 8. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 9. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 10. 2+-Brian Smith[10]; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[20]; 12. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[11]; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan[23]; 14. 83M-Broc Martin[21]; 15. 22S-Brandon Spithaler[18]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[5]; 17. 27-Chad Kemenah[16]; 18. 53-Cap Henry[12]; 19. 45L-Brian Lay[14]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker[4]; 21. 11F-D.J. Foos[19]; 22. 91-Cale Thomas[24]; 23. O8-Dan Kuriger[15]; 24. O9-Craig Mintz[22] Hard Charger: W20-Greg Wilson[+13]

 

 

Blaney gets late race UNOH All Star win to open Jim Ford Classic at Fremont

FREMONT, Ohio (Friday, Sept. 12, 2014) - Dale Blaney has often said he would rather be in second late in a race. The reason? So he can watch where the leader is running and choose where to make a move for the win.

He did just that Friday on All Pro Cylinder Heads Night at Fremont Speedway to open the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic with his 14th University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory of 2014.

The numbers just keep piling up for “The Low Rider” as he looks to wrap up his unprecedented fifth career UNOH All Star championship. The victory was the fourth overall for the year at Fremont Speedway and ran his career total at the track to 23 to move him into a tie for 20th on the track’s all-time win list. Blaney sits atop the UNOH All Star career win list with 113 victories. It was the 115th appearance of the UNOH All Stars at Fremont Speedway and Blaney leads all drivers in series wins at “The Track That Action Built” with 17 victories.

In the first half of the race, Blaney witnessed a tremendous battle between Bryan Sebetto and Brandon Wimmer. Once in lapped traffic with eight laps to go, Blaney moved around Wimmer for second and pressured Sebetto. Blaney would drive off the bottom of turn two on lap 27 to take the lead with Sebetto now applying the pressure. Sebetto would spin in turn two on lap 29 setting up a green, white checkered finish. Blaney would pull away for the win.

“I watched a hell of a race. Those guys were dicing and it was awesome for me to sit there and watch them. I watched where they raced. The top got a little bit better down there (in three and four). I could see Bryan made a good lap around there on that restart and I started to run up there and I was just kind of trying to run where they weren’t. Down here (in one and two) it was survival. I was a little snug and got better and better as the race went on,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks/Gf1 Chassis backed #14K.

In the 30-lap UNOH All Star feature, Sebetto and Wimmer brought the field to green with Sebetto, a former Jim Ford Classic winner, grabbing the top spot over Wimmer, Cap Henry, Blaney, Cole Thomas, Craig Mintz and Brandon Spithaler.

On lap two Gary Taylor would tumble in turn three with Brandon Matus stopping in turn two. On the restart Jody Keegan would hit the cone on the front stretch necessitating another start. When the green flew so did Sebetto, pulling away slightly from Wimmer, Henry, Blaney, Thomas, Mintz, Spithaler and Lee Jacobs.

Sebetto would catch the back of the pack on lap eight and narrowly avoided disaster when Taylor Ferns got sideways in front of him in turn three, allowing Wimmer to shoot into the lead with Henry, Blaney, Thomas, Dean Jacobs and Mintz in tow.

The caution flew on lap 13 when third place running Henry suffered a front axle failure and stopped on the track. On the restart Sebetto drove around Wimmer to regain the lead with Blaney, Thomas, Dean Jacobs, Spithaler and Mintz in pursuit.

With 10 laps to go the leaders again found heavy lapped traffic and Wimmer drove into the lead on lap 21. Sebetto blasted back by a lap later, bringing Blaney to second. While Wimmer and Blaney battled fro second, Sebetto pulled away slightly.

With five laps to go Blaney had secured second and was closing on Sebetto with Wimmer, Thomas, Dean Jacobs and Byron Reed in tow. Blaney would rocket off the bottom of turn two on lap 27 to take the lead. Sebetto challenged to his outside while Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Thomas and Reed trying to stay close.

As they took the white flag, Sebetto tried a move in turn two and it backfired as he spun to bring about the green white checkered finish. On the restart it was Blaney over Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Mintz, Reed, Rob Chaney and Thomas.

Blaney would pull away the last two laps for the win with Wimmer, Dean Jacobs, Mintz and Reed Rounding out the top five. Chaney would grab sixth with Lee Jacobs rallying those final two laps for seven with Thomas, Caleb Griffith (up from 21st) and D.J. Foos (up from 16th) rounding out the top 10.

“It’s been an awesome year and my guys have given me an awesome race car and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it. I love coming to Fremont…the fans…everyone treats me great here,” said Blaney.

Wimmer expressed his frustration with another second place run to Blaney.

“I hate to add up how many times I’ve run second to that guy. He drives me nuts. He’s just tough to beat. You mess up one time and he’s buy you. We’re happy to be up here on the front stretch though. I have to thank the Hammer family and hopefully we can get one spot better for the big one tomorrow,” said Wimmer beside his Hammer Pallets/Crown Battery/Meggit Powder Coating/Gressman Powersports//OC Shocks backed #24H.

Last week’s Fremont winner Dean Jacobs would drive from ninth to a third place finish.

“This was as challenging, challenging race track tonight. The bottom was really sticky. If your car could roll there you were good and if you missed it a little bit you got in that slick spot and you got loose. But it made it great because it made the guy in the seat do his job,” said Jacobs of his Jerry McClure Racing/Harbach Electronics/Hochstetler Truck and Auto Repair/Gressman Powersports/Mac & Bob’s Towing backed #9.

The UNOH All Stars will be back in action Saturday at Fremont Speedway for the 50-lap $10,000-to-win event.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

Fremont Speedway - 9/12/2014 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (32 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.664; 2. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.767; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto, 12.825; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.908; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.988; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.035; 7. 53-Cap Henry, 13.072; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.080; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.158; 10. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.181; 11. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.254; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs, 13.258; 13. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.271; 14. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.283; 15. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.292; 16. 10-Carl Bowser, 13.296; 17. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.323; 18. 9W-Derek Hagar, 13.337; 19. 6-Jac Haudenschild, 13.344; 20. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.351; 21. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.379; 22. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.392; 23. 8M-T.J. Michael, 13.435; 24. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.474; 25. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.490; 26. 39-Matt Merrill, 13.498; 27. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.562; 28. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.629; 29. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.796; 30. 21-Travis Philo, 13.837; 31. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.888; 32. 33-Brent Matus, 14.345

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 45L-Brian Lay[1] ; 2. 5R-Byron Reed[3] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 11F-D.J. Foos[2] ; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler[4] ; 6. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[5] ; 8. 2+-Brian Smith[8]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 2. 9W-Derek Hagar[2] ; 3. O9-Craig Mintz[4] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[5] ; 5. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 6. 21-Travis Philo[8] ; 7. 16-Chris Andrews[6] ; 8. 39-Matt Merrill[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 6-Jac Haudenschild[2] ; 2. 8M-T.J. Michael[1] ; 3. 29-Bryan Sebetto[6] ; 4. 1ST-Gary Taylor[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 7. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 60K-Jody Keegan[1] ; 2. 9-Dean Jacobs[4] ; 3. 13-Brandon Matus[2] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 33-Brent Matus[8] ; 7. 10-Carl Bowser[3] ; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[7]

Dash – Quality Inn/Comfort Inn & Suites (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 16-Chris Andrews[1] ; 2. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 3. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 4. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[11] ; 5. W20-Greg Wilson[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[7] ; 7. 33-Brent Matus[12] ; 8. 10-Carl Bowser[4] ; 9. 40I-Mark Imler[8] ; 10. 21-Travis Philo[10] ; 11. 39-Matt Merrill[6] ; 12. 2+-Brian Smith[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 14K-Dale Blaney[5]; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[2]; 3. 9-Dean Jacobs[9]; 4. O9-Craig Mintz[8]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[10]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[13]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs[6]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas[4]; 9. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[21]; 10. 11F-D.J. Foos[16]; 11. 45L-Brian Lay[20]; 12. 9W-Derek Hagar[17]; 13. 13-Brandon Matus[19]; 14. 6-Jac Haudenschild[18]; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[12]; 16. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[23]; 17. 29-Bryan Sebetto[1]; 18. 55F-Taylor Ferns[14]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler[7]; 20. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 21. 60K-Jody Keegan[22]; 22. 16-Chris Andrews[11]; 23. 8M-T.J. Michael[24]; 24. 1ST-Gary Taylor[15] Hard Charger: 40DD-Caleb Griffith[+12]

 

 

Lots of fun and racing for 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic at Fremont Speedway

FREMONT, Ohio – It won’t just be a race, it will be an EVENT. There will be a lot of fun activities along with the exciting races planned for the 7th Annual Jim Ford Classic featuring the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13.

The weekend is a tribute to the late Jim Ford, who brought racing back to the Sandusky County Fairgrounds in 2000.

It begins Friday, Sept. 12 on All Pro Cylinder Heads Night with the UNOH All Stars along with the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints and AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing underway at 7 p.m.

There will be drivers meet-and-greet for the fans prior to the night’s racing featuring Sheldon Haudenschild, Jac Haudenschild, Caleb Griffith, Byron Reed, Dale Blaney, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver and Chris Andrews. The drivers will be available from 4-4:45 p.m. under the covered grandstands and fans are encouraged to bring t-shirts, die casts photos or whatever they would like autographed.

Following the races the band Big Dead Toe will entertain.

The fun continues Saturday, Sept. 13 on JLH General Contractors Night with the UNOH All Stars battling for 50 laps for the $10,000 top prize. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action. Again, gates open at 4 p.m. and racing is slated to start at 7 p.m. There is a rain date for this event of Sunday, Sept. 14.

The day begins in the campground area across the street from the race track with the Third Annual Kick-It fund-raiser for childhood cancer research. There are 15 teams entered and they are seeking donations for Kick-It online at www.kick-it.org (click on the “find a game” tab and type in Fremont Speedway). The games begin at 10 a.m.

There will be a silent auction throughout the morning and a live auction at 2:15 p.m. featuring lots of merchandise and services available for bid.

At 1 p.m. the Fremont Speedway Queen’s Contest will be held in the Fremont Speedway Hall of Fame. Not only will the track’s 2015 queen be crowned by for the first time there will be a Lil Miss Fremont Speedway Contest. Fans are welcome to attend the event.

Following the races the band Octane will entertain fans.

Camping is available for $20 per night and there are over 200 sites available that have electric and water hook-ups.

As for the racing action, it should be a very exciting weekend as the UNOH All Stars make their 115th and 116th appearance at “The Track That Action Built.”

Last year, four time Fremont Speedway champion Byron Reed opened the Jim Ford Classic weekend with the win, his 10th career UNOH All Star victory. When the big money was on the line four-time All Star champion Dale Blaney took home the win on Saturday.

Blaney, the current series point leader, is having a phenomenal season. He has recorded 13 All Star wins this year. He has three wins at Fremont this year, two of which were All Star events. He has 16 career UNOH All Star wins at Fremont and 22 total feature wins at the track.

Another driver looking to continue a recent hot streak is Danny Holtgraver. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver has three UNOH All Star wins in 2014 and had solid weekend with the series at Pennsylvania’s Port Royal Speedway this past weekend and currently sits third in All Star national points and fourth in the series’ Ohio Region standings.

Whenever Jac Haudenschild hits the race track fans now they are in for a treat. The Wild Child has two All Star wins in 2014 and sits second in the series national standings and third in the Ohio Region points.

Four time UNOH All Star champion Tim Shaffer has eight career series wins at Fremont and 13 overall at the track. He recently scored his first series win of the year at Mercer Raceway Park.

Lee Jacobs is also have a banner year with two UNOH All Star wins. The Fremont Speedway track record holder is currently fifth in the All Star national points and second in the Ohio Region. He has four career wins at Fremont.

Another four time UNOH All Star champion, Chad Kemenah will look to add to his 11 career wins at Fremont and has had several top five runs this season at the track.

Cole Duncan has a win at Fremont in 2014 and sits 9th in the UNOH All Star national points and 8th in the Ohio Region standings.

Sheldon Haudenschild is also expected to compete at Fremont. He has an All Star victory in 2014 and sits 10th in the series national and Ohio Region points.

Of course the All Stars will face stiff competition from the Fremont weekly competitors. Reed, though winless at the track in 2014, has had very consistent top five finishes and currently leads the track’s point standings. He recently wrapped up his second Kistler Racing Products Fremont/Attica (FAST) Sprint Title championship.

Brian Lay has two wins at Fremont this season and currently sits second in the track’s points. Caleb Griffith, who scored his first UNOH All Star win this season at Fremont, has two victories at the track. A former track champion, Craig Mintz also has two wins at Fremont in 2014. Other winners include Dean Jacobs, Rob Chaney, Christopher Bell, James McFadden and Jamie Veal.

Other locals that could present a challenge to the UNOH All Stars include Chris Andrews, Brian Smith, D.J. Foos, Travis Philo, Stuart Brubaker, Gary Taylor, Cap Henry, Brandon Wimmer, Jody Keegan, Duane Zablocki, Broc Martin, Todd Heller and more.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

 

 

Hodnett gives car owner 3rd straight UNOH All Star Eastern title with Port Royal Victory

PORT ROYAL, PA. (Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014) – Greg Hodnett put on a dominating performance Saturday to claim his fourth Tuscarora 50 victory at Port Royal Speedway. Not only was the win worth $13,350, but Hodnett wrapped up the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions Easter Region Championship and it’s $20,000 payday.

It was Hodnett’s second UNOH All Star win of 2014 – the other coming in April at Port Royal – and his 10th overall victory in 2014. The win was also Hodnett’s fourth in the prestigious event, having won in 1998, 2004 and 2009. He ties hall-of-famers Doug Wolfgang, Fred Rahmer and Lance Dewease for the most Tuscarora 50 victories. Hodnett also now has 18 career UNOH All Star wins on his resume.

“My car owner (Heffner) won his first race as an owner at Port Royal. He and his dad used to spend a lot of time at this track and I know this race was pretty important to him. Mike’s cars have won the last three straight All Star Easter point championships with three different drivers. Daryn (Pittman) and Lance (Dewease) got him that title and I didn’t want to let him down,” said Hodnett of his Lelands.com/Eagle Steel/Trone Outdoor/Pasquariello’s Auto Body backed #27.

Sprint car drivers are always studying the track, and during the parade lap, Hodnett noticed some moisture at the top of the speedway. At the drop of the green he blasted to the cushion to drive past pole-sitter Danny Holtgraver in turn two and then ducked under Lynton Jeffrey going down the backstretch for the lead.

"It was soggy up there and when we went four abreast, I checked it a couple times," Hodnett said. "I thought it would hold if I got up there and didn't blow through it. We talked it through and had the car tight. The car held and didn't slide through it. It propelled us enough to the front."

As Hodnett began to pull away, the battle was shaping up for second. The only caution in the first half of the 50-lapper came on the seventh circuit for debris. When the green flew, so did Hodnett, distancing himself from the pack.

Meanwhile, four time UNOH All Star champion and current series point leader Dale Blaney lived up to his moniker “The Low Rider,” using the bottom to get past Ryam Smith and Holtgraver for third. A lap later he would pass Jeffrey for second but Hodnett had built up a sizeable lead.

Hodnett hit lapped traffic on the 12 circuit. While he pulled away, 10th-place starter Stevie Smith – who scored the win the previous night at Port Royal - was charging through the pack. Smith took third from Jeffrey on lap 17 and chased down Blaney by the 21st circuit to take second.

The track started to take rubber and Hodnett saw the change and took a straightaway lead into the red flag at halfway.

"I wasn't getting off the corners and down the straightaway very well," Hodnett said. "We tried to cure that problem. The track rubbered up – it wasn’t Port Royal’s fault, they had to seal it up due to all the rain in the area. I figured we were going to make someone else do something crazy. I knew if we stayed on the bottom, we would be OK."

Hodnett had two lapped cars separating him and Smith on the restart and he went to the bottom and opened up a huge lead by lap 28. Hodnett caught the back of the field late in the race but didn’t budge from the bottom grove and drove away to the win.

Smith banked $5,000 for his runner-up finish and $10,000 over the two-day show. Lance Dewease came from ninth to finish third, with Holtgraver and Lucas Wolfe completing the top five. "It's been a really good weekend," Smith said beside his Miller Chevrolet/Aran Trading/Tru-Line Contractors/Don Ott Engines/Ken’s Tire/Durr Enterprises/Engler backed machine.

"But boy, I really wanted to win that 50. Greg did what he had to do and got up front."

For Dewease, it was another night of passing a lot of cars, but when the track became one lane the second half of the race, he knew his chances of a fifth Tuscarora 50 win were slim.

“We were pretty good early during the first 25 laps. But when the track took rubber it was pretty much stay in the groove. Congrats to Greg and Mike. They had the better car when it counted,” said Dewease beside his Conduit Connections/C.C. Dietz Builders/Hess Ornamental Iron/XXX Racing backed #14.

Port Royal Speedway - 9/6/2014 UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (40 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 16.776; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 16.793; 3. 65-Dave Ely, 16.918; 4. 5B-Justin Barger, 17.025; 5. 21-Brian Montieth, 17.042; 6. 19M-Brent Marks, 17.076; 7. 8H-Doug Esh, 17.082; 8. 12-Blaine Heimbach, 17.099; 9. 98H-Dave Blaney, 17.103; 10. O-Rick Lafferty, 17.104; 11. 1-Lucas Wolfe, 17.117; 12. 14-Lance Dewease, 17.151; 13. 27-Greg Hodnett, 17.154; 14. 51-Stevie Smith, 17.230; 15. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey, 17.270; 16. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.271; 17. 11-Mike Erdley, 17.290; 18. 25B-Tyler Bear, 17.319; 19. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 17.359; 20. RG3-Logan Wagner, 17.443; 21. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.447; 22. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 17.451; 23. 33-Curtis Stroup, 17.453; 24. 99M-Kyle Moody, 17.516; 25. 44H-Joey Hershey, 17.544; 26. 747-Davey Sammons, 17.548; 27. 7-Chad Layton, 17.622; 28. 5-Dylan Cisney, 17.624; 29. O7-Justin Henderson, 17.689; 30. 5G-Curt Michael, 17.711; 31. 36D-Wayne Dedetto, 17.715; 32. 2T-T.J. Stutts, 17.716; 33. 29-Danny Dietrich, 17.831; 34. 2-Ryan Wilson, 17.870; 35. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 17.896; 36. 3-Pat Cannon, 18.011; 37. 8-Billy Dietrich, 18.111; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.135; 39. 18-Daryl Stimeling, 18.231; 40. 12W-Troy Fraker, 18.532

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[1] ; 2. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 4. 11-Mike Erdley[5] ; 5. 21-Brian Montieth[3] ; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer[6] ; 7. O7-Justin Henderson[8] ; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey[7] ; 9. 8-Billy Dietrich[10] ; 10. 29-Danny Dietrich[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. O-Rick Lafferty[2] ; 2. 51-Stevie Smith[1] ; 3. 19M-Brent Marks[3] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6] ; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 6. 5G-Curt Michael[8] ; 7. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 8. 25B-Tyler Bear[5] ; 9. 2-Ryan Wilson[9] ; 10. 75-Nicole Bower[10]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[1] ; 2. 1-Lucas Wolfe[2] ; 3. 65-Dave Ely[4] ; 4. 8H-Doug Esh[3] ; 5. 33-Curtis Stroup[6] ; 6. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[5] ; 7. 7-Chad Layton[7] ; 8. 36D-Wayne Dedetto[8] ; 9. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[9] ; 10. 18-Daryl Stimeling[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 14-Lance Dewease[2] ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith[1] ; 3. 5B-Justin Barger[4] ; 4. 2T-T.J. Stutts[8] ; 5. 12-Blaine Heimbach[3] ; 6. RG3-Logan Wagner[5] ; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody[6] ; 8. 5-Dylan Cisney[7] ; 9. 3-Pat Cannon[9] ; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker[10]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 44-Rodney Westhafer[4] ; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[2] ; 3. 44H-Joey Hershey[6] ; 4. 25B-Tyler Bear[1] ; 5. 7-Chad Layton[8] ; 6. O7-Justin Henderson[10] ; 7. 29-Danny Dietrich[13] ; 8. 5G-Curt Michael[11] ; 9. RG3-Logan Wagner[3] ; 10. 747-Davey Sammons[7] ; 11. 2-Ryan Wilson[14] ; 12. 8-Billy Dietrich[17] ; 13. 99M-Kyle Moody[5] ; 14. 5-Dylan Cisney[9] ; 15. 75-Nicole Bower[18] ; 16. 18-Daryl Stimeling[19] ; 17. 36D-Wayne Dedetto[12] ; 18. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[15] ; 19. 12W-Troy Fraker[20] ; 20. 3-Pat Cannon[16]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (50 Laps) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[4]; 2. 51-Stevie Smith[10]; 3. 14-Lance Dewease[9]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1]; 5. 1-Lucas Wolfe[7]; 6. 94-Ryan Smith[3]; 7. 12-Blaine Heimbach[20]; 8. 11-Mike Erdley[14]; 9. O-Rick Lafferty[5]; 10. 19M-Brent Marks[11]; 11. 65-Dave Ely[12]; 12. 33-Curtis Stroup[19]; 13. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[2]; 14. 8H-Doug Esh[16]; 15. 2T-T.J. Stutts[17]; 16. 14K-Dale Blaney[6]; 17. 7-Chad Layton[25]; 18. 44-Rodney Westhafer[21]; 19. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[15]; 20. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[22]; 21. 44H-Joey Hershey[23]; 22. 98H-Dave Blaney[8]; 23. 5B-Justin Barger[13]; 24. 21-Brian Montieth[18]; 25. 25B-Tyler Bear[24] Hard Charger: 12-Blaine Heimbach[+13]

 

 

 

Stevie Smith ties dad with 16th UNOH All Star win, takes Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal

PORT ROYAL, PA (Friday, Sept. 5, 2014) – Stevie Smith held off charges from Danny Holtgraver to win the $5,000 Night Before the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway Friday Night. The win was Smith’s 16th career University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions victory, as he has tied his dad, Steve Smith’s career series total.

Piloting the Fred Rahmer/Dave Prichard-owned #51, Smith took the lead from pole-sitter Doug Esh early in the non-stop 30-lapper. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver Danny Holtgraver, who started in the outside front row, challenged Smith several times late in the race, but his car faded in the final laps as Danny Dietrich took second on the last lap.

“I was thinking it was 25 laps,” Smith said with a chuckle beside his Miller Chevrolet/Aran Trading/Tru-Line Contractors/Don Ott Engines/Ken’s Tire/Durr Enterprises/Engler backed machine.

“It didn’t seem that long, but I guess when you are up front and having fun, it doesn’t seem like much,” continued the New Oxford, Pa. native who now calls Broken Arrow, Ok. home.

Car-owner Fred Rahmer may make the rest of the competition nervous for the 50 lap event Saturday at the Juniata County oval. A $12,000 – or more as there’s lap money involved as well – check awaits the winner.

“Stevie did a great job. He did what he had to do, and we hope we can get the car even better tomorrow,” said Rahmer.

It was Smith’s first UNOH All Star win since 2012 and he became the 16th different series winner out of 32 events in 2014.

Esh took the early lead over Holtgraver and Smith. The top three ran within three car-lengths of each other at times before entering traffic by lap 7. Smith drove under Holtgraver on lap 8 and worked lapped traffic to perfection to take the lead from Esh on lap 11. Holtgraver would move into second two laps later.

Smith ran the middle and low line with Holtgraver blasting away along the outside fence which propelled him to close rapidly on Smith by lap 17. Holtgraver raced to Smith’s outside with five to go.

“I didn’t know who it was but I saw someone running the very top,” said Smith. “That is where I love to be, but I knew it was time to move down.”

Smith stayed glued to the bottom which got faster as the race wore on. Holtgraver made a great run, but he didn't challenge over the final four circuits.

"I just slowed down some more," Smith said. "I hated to do it, but I think we were faster. I could run the top early, but it's a decision I had to make. It could have cost us the race, but we won anyway."

Dietrich, who took a UNOH All Star win at Lincoln Speedway in June, might have been the fastest car at the finish. He passed Esh for third on lap 16 and drove around Holtgraver for the runner-up spot exiting turn two on the last lap.

"We were pretty good," Dietrich said beside his Gary Kauffman Racing/Sandoe’s Fruit Market/Mark Bell Trucking/Racers Used Parts Warehouse/Bear Mountain Orchards/Drop of Ink Tattoo and Body Piercing backed #48. "I didn't think it would go 30 laps. A caution would have been nice. I don't know if we would have had anything for Stevie, but we sure as hell would have given it everything we had." Holtgraver fell to third.

“The car just got worse and worse and worse. It faded bad at the end. I was running as hard as I could but I was hanging it off the turn two fence. I went to the bottom the last lap so I wouldn’t wreck and Danny got around me. The tires wore off and I couldn’t get the wing back fast enough. I can’t wait till tomorrow,” said Holtgraver of his Rob Hunter owned, Seneca Energy Corp./DKW Transport/Bonnell’s Rod Shop backed machine.

UNOH All Star point leader Dale Blaney came from 10th to fourth, and Blane Heimbach completed the top five.

Port Royal Speedway - 9/5/2014 All Star Circuit of Champions (41 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe, 16.258; 2. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.372; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich, 16.381; 4. 11-Mike Erdley, 16.403; 5. 8H-Doug Esh, 16.424; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.496; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 16.502; 8. 51-Stevie Smith, 16.510; 9. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 16.524; 10. 19M-Brent Marks, 16.588; 11. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.607; 12. 56-Nate Snyder, 16.609; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.626; 14. 14K-Dale Blaney, 16.664; 15. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.673; 16. 94-Ryan Smith, 16.755; 17. 5G-Curt Michael, 16.757; 18. 5C-Dylan Cisney, 16.775; 19. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey, 16.781; 20. 14-Lance Dewease, 16.812; 21. 33-Curt Stroup, 16.830; 22. O-Rick Lafferty, 16.830; 23. 29W-Ryan Wilson, 16.892; 24. 7-Chad Layton, 16.901; 25. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.902; 26. 25B-Tyler Bear, 16.918; 27. O7-Justin Henderson, 16.929; 28. RG3-Logan Wagner, 16.981; 29. 99M-Kyle Moody, 16.983; 30. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 17.000; 31. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 17.047; 32. 44H-Joey Hershey, 17.066; 33. 65-Dave Ely, 17.253; 34. 36D-Wayne Dadetto, 17.264; 35. 44-Rodney Westhafer, 17.389; 36. 21K-Kyle Pruitt, 17.404; 37. 15S-Vince Snyder, 17.418; 38. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.531; 39. 12W-Troy Fraker, 17.779; 40. 15R-Jay Reichard, 18.231; 41. 98H-Dave Blaney, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 33-Curt Stroup[1] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 3. 8H-Doug Esh[5] ; 4. 5G-Curt Michael[2] ; 5. 21-Brian Montieth[3] ; 6. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[6] ; 7. 65-Dave Ely[9] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[8] ; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[7] ; 10. 98H-Dave Blaney[11] ; 11. 15S-Vince Snyder[10]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 19M-Brent Marks[4] ; 2. 5C-Dylan Cisney[2] ; 3. O-Rick Lafferty[1] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[6] ; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[5] ; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[8] ; 8. 25B-Tyler Bear[7] ; 9. 75-Nicole Bower[10] ; 10. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[9]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[2] ; 2. 747-Davey Sammons[3] ; 3. 29-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 4. O7-Justin Henderson[7] ; 5. 5-Justin Barger[5] ; 6. 44-Rodney Westhafer[9] ; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[8] ; 8. 29W-Ryan Wilson[1] ; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor[4] ; 10. 12W-Troy Fraker[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 7-Chad Layton[1] ; 2. 14-Lance Dewease[2] ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith[3] ; 4. 51-Stevie Smith[5] ; 5. 56-Nate Snyder[4] ; 6. 11-Mike Erdley[6] ; 7. RG3-Logan Wagner[7] ; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey[8] ; 9. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[9] ; 10. 15R-Jay Reichard[10]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 8H-Doug Esh[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 51-Stevie Smith[6] ; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach[1] ; 5. 29-Danny Dietrich[5] ; 6. 5-Justin Barger[4]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 27-Greg Hodnett[3] ; 2. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[1] ; 3. 11-Mike Erdley[2] ; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[6] ; 5. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[10] ; 6. RG3-Logan Wagner[8] ; 7. 65-Dave Ely[13] ; 8. 99M-Kyle Moody[9] ; 9. 44-Rodney Westhafer[15] ; 10. 44H-Joey Hershey[12] ; 11. 98H-Dave Blaney[21] ; 12. 25B-Tyler Bear[7] ; 13. 36D-Wayne Dadetto[14] ; 14. 75-Nicole Bower[18] ; 15. 12W-Troy Fraker[19] ; 16. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer[11] ; 17. 15S-Vince Snyder[17] ; 18. 21K-Kyle Pruitt[16] ; 19. 20-Ryan Taylor[4] ; 20. 29W-Ryan Wilson[5] ; 21. 15R-Jay Reichard[20]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 51-Stevie Smith[3]; 2. 29-Danny Dietrich[5]; 3. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[10]; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach[4]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett[13]; 7. 14-Lance Dewease[19]; 8. 19M-Brent Marks[7]; 9. 11-Mike Erdley[12]; 10. 8H-Doug Esh[1]; 11. 56-Nate Snyder[8]; 12. 5-Justin Barger[6]; 13. 94-Ryan Smith[15]; 14. 1Z-Lucas Wolfe[11]; 15. 12J-Lynton Jeffrey[18]; 16. O-Rick Lafferty[21]; 17. 5G-Curt Michael[16]; 18. 21-Brian Montieth[9]; 19. 33-Curt Stroup[20]; 20. O7-Justin Henderson[24]; 21. 747-Davey Sammons[14]; 22. 7-Chad Layton[22]; 23. 5C-Dylan Cisney[17]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss[23] Hard Charger: 14-Lance Dewease[+12]

 

 

UNOH All Stars set to invade Port Royal for 47th Annual Tuscarora 50 Weekend

PORT ROYAL, PA. (Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions are hoping to put an end to the domination of the Pennsylvania Posse at this weekend’s 47th Annual Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal Speedway. The event takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. as part of the 160th Annual Juniata County Fair.

When the UNOH All Stars invaded Port Royal in April for the Bob Weikert Memorial, Hodnett would take the victory but it wasn’t easy as four time All Star champion Dale Blaney pressured him most of the way.

The 2013 Night Before event drew 39 cars and saw Greg Hodnett wire the field for the $5,000 payday . With 40 cars in action, last year’s Tuscarora 50 saw a rousing event as both Danny Dietrich and Brian Montieth came from deep within the field to challenge leader Don Kreitz Jr. for the lead with Montieth taking control nearing the 10-to-go point. Montieth’s rally put Kreitz’s elbows up and the Sinking Spring veteran surged back to the front a few laps later to drive to his third career Tuscarora victory while pocketing over $13,000 for the checkers.

This year, Friday’s Night Before The 50 sprint car program will pay the winner $5,000 to win the 30 lap feature event and $400 just to start.

Packer’s Concessions of Centre Hall is sponsoring a $200 fast time award for the fastest Night Before The 50 qualifier in time trials.

The super late models are also on the Friday card with group time trials slated in warm ups.

Saturday’s 47th annual running of the Tuscarora 50 will see a total event purse of some $42,000 posted for the sprinters including a paid B Main. Sponsored by Ramsey’s Car Washes, the Tuscarora 50 main event will pay $12,000 to win and $500 just to start. Each lap of the Tuscarora 50 will pay $25 to lead and the Packer’s Concessions fast timer for the 50 will receive a $300 cash award.

The econo lates will join the 410 sprints for the 50, racing in a special, rare, topless event.

This will be the 32nd and 33rd events in 2014 for the UNOH All Stars with 15 different drivers picking up series wins thus far.

Blaney must be considered a contender to upset the PA Posse! The Hartford, Ohio driver scored his 13th UNOH All Star win this past Saturday at Attica Raceway Park in Ohio, running his career series total to 112. “The Low Rider” hasn’t scored this many UNOH All Star wins since 1996 when he won 17 features.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Danny Holtgraver also posted a UNOH All Star win at Attica this past Friday, the third series win of 2014. He currently is third in the All Star’s national points.

And NEVER count out “The Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild. The Wooster, Ohio driver has a pair of UNOH All Star wins in 2014 and sits second in the series national points.

The pair of races are points battles in the UNOH All Star’s Eastern Region standings where Hodnett leads four time national All Star champion Tim Shaffer by just 16 markers. Shaffer scored his first UNOH All Star win of 2014 two weeks ago at Mercer Raceway Park in Western Pennsylvania.

Danny Dietrich sits fifth in the UNOH All Star Eastern Region standings and recorded a series win at Lincoln Speedway in June.

And to add even more excitement to the weekend’s events, the pair of races will determine the Port Royal Speedway track champion for 2014 and the title fight couldn’t be any closer.

After Monday’s Labor Day Classic for the sprints at Port Royal, both Rick Lafferty and Chad Layton are tied for the point lead with 4,825 markers. Both men have a win at the historic oval already this season.

Layton is already a two-time Port Royal rack champion, having scored the laurels for Middleswarth racing in 2010 and in 2012. If he would be able to take over the point lead and claim the crown with the conclusion of this weekend’s All Stars Sprints races, it would be an unprecedented eighth career track title for his car owner, Dave Middleswarth. Aside from Layton’s two titles, the Middleswarth stables garnered crowns with Keith Kauffman as their driver at the track in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2007.

Lafferty, a self-owned race, is looking for a first ever track title however after taking over the point lead from Mike Wagner at the track on August 30. Traditionally, Lafferty has performed better than Layton on slick track surfaces like the one that the Port Royal oval usually produces over the course of the 50 events.

And not to be counted out at this point is 2006 track champion Mike Erdley of Elizabethville, who sits just 50 points out of the lead coming into the weekend. Erdley too sometimes excels at slick track surfaces and on the heels of his car owner Randy Lisi’s just released retirement announcement effective at the end of the season, the Cinderella story of the Tuscarora 50 weekend at Port Royal lays in his hands.

Defending track champion Blane Heimbach currently sits fourth in season points, at a 120-point deficit to the tied leaders. A bad night by any or all of the previously mentioned trio could thrust Heimbach right back to the top of the standings, a position he held for over three-quarters of the 2014 season since it began in April.

Admission to the Juniata County Fair that surrounds the speedway is FREE both nights with adult race general admission priced at $25 on Friday and $30 on Saturday. Students ages 12 -18 are admitted to the races for just $5 both nights.

Camping is available adjacent to the fairgrounds for the economical flat price of only $30, regardless of length of stay.

Gates for both racing programs will open at 4 p.m.

For more information go to www.portroyalspeedway.com or www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

UNOH All Stars to kick off 2015 in big way!

CAMARGO, IL. (Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014) – The University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions will kick off the 2015 season in a huge way with five events in eight days at just two tracks. AND, each event will pay $5,000 to win!

Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida starts the UNOH All Star season with three shows, Thursday, Feb. 5, Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7. Then the All Stars head to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday Feb. 12.

Each show pays the standard UNOH All Star purse of $5,000 to win with a breakdown to $1,000 for 10th and $400 to start the A-Main.

“We want to thank the great folks at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for what they are doing to support the All Stars and the teams. We will work hard to make sure the fans are treated to an entertaining and fun start to the 2015 racing season,” said Guy Webb, President of the UNOH All Stars. “This is a great event for the teams and fans. Not only is there a lot of money on the line for the teams, but they take place in a little over a week’s time with very little travel.”

Tom Deery, President of World Racing Group, owner of Volusia Speedway Park, is excited about the DIRTcar Nationals and the UNOH All Stars’ role in the annual event.

“The DIRTcar Nationals have become the traditional kick-off to the season for winged 410 sprint cars and the All Stars are an important part of the five days of sprint cars at Volusia. The warm temperatures and great racing is the perfect way for the fans up north to have fun and kick off their racing season,” said Deery.

The official hotel partners for the UNOH All Star teams and fans will be announced soon – one in Ocala and one in the Daytona area.

In a further 2014 schedule adjustment, the Thursday September 4th event scheduled at Canandaigua Motorsports Park has been cancelled due to the tragic events that occurred at the track last month.

Keep up with more breaking news about the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions at www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

UNOH All Stars announce 2015 Point Fund, Tow Money Packages

CAMARGO, Ill. (Friday, Aug. 29, 2014) – To reward sprint car teams who support fans and tracks where the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions compete at, the series has revamped it’s point fund for 2015.

The UNOH All Stars will no longer utilize the “region” point fund and will go back to crowning one national champion. Also, the series will incorporate “tow money” to the teams who follow the tour all season.

The 2015 point fund – which will be paid to teams by Jan. 20, 2016 – will reward the UNOH All Star champion $30,000. Series President Guy Webb said more money has been added through the top 10.

“This point fund will help the race teams trying to stay on the tour for the entire season. We want to reward the teams that put great effort to entertain the fans and support the tracks that support them,” said Webb.

The 2015 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Point Fund will be: 1. $ 30,000 2. $ 20,000 3. $ 17,000 4. $ 12,000 5. $ 9,000 6. $ 8,000 7. $ 7,000 8. $ 6,000 9. $ 5,000 10. $5,000 10. $5,000

In addition, the series will pay the previous year’s national champion $500 “tow money” per track and $300 to up to 9 other teams registered to run the entire season.

“For example, during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, not only will teams be running for $5,000 to win each of nine nights, but those nine cars who registered to run the entire season with us, could earn an extra $2,700 in tow money just for that week,” said Webb.

The UNOH All Stars have also revamped the funding for all non-transfer cars – those that do not qualify for the A-main feature - at each series event. All non-transfer cars at each UNOH All Star event will now receive $100.

“We want to try and help the smaller funded teams and be as welcoming as we can to the local teams that compete with us at all our great tracks,” said Webb. “We recognize the local competitors are as important to our series and the fans and tracks as the All Star competitors.”

The UNOH All Star officials have been working hard to put together another strong schedule for 2015.

“Things are moving forward and in the right direction. We have the 2015 schedule nearly wrapped up and are excited about the teams we have coming aboard and the great racing they will provide for the fans. We have great business partners like the University of Northwestern Ohio and great relationships with the tracks. I believe 2015 will be a fantastic year for our sport,” said Webb.

For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com

 

 

Tracks ban together to support UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

In recent years track operators throughout the Midwest have worked together to insure dirt tracks across the region are successful. With the recent announcement of a new sprint car series many tracks once again have jointly discussed the issues this brings to sprint car racing and have decided to continue their support of the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions and the organization’s 30+ year history including Ohio Sprint Speedweek and other special events.

The tracks announcing their support of the All Stars include Fremont Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, Eldora Speedway, Sharon Speedway, the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway and Waynesfield Raceway Park in Ohio; Lernerville Speedway, Lincoln Speedway and Mercer Raceway Park in Pennsylvania; Butler Motor Speedway in Michigan; Wilmot Raceway in Wisconsin; Huset Speedway in South Dakota; and Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.

These tracks represent over 75 percent of the current UNOH All Star schedule.

The UNOH All Stars have upcoming races at Mercer Raceway Park (Aug. 23 and 24), Attica Raceway Park (Aug. 29 and 30), the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway (Aug. 31); Canandaigua Motorsports Park (Sept. 4); Port Royal Speedway (Sept. 5 and 6); Fremont Speedway (Sept. 12 and 13); Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Sept. 20); and Eldora Speedway (Oct. 11).

 

 

Blaney stays hot, gets fourth straight UNOH All Star win with Atomic victory

By Brian Liskai

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Thursday, July 3, 2014) – Dale Blaney is running out of things to say about his race team. “The Low Rider” dominated Ohio Sprint Speedweek and continued that hot streak Thursday by earning his fourth straight University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win at Atomic Speedway for the traditional “The Night the Stars Come Out” event.

Blaney, a four time and defending UNOH All Star champion, passed Tim Shaffer – another four time series champion – at the half-way point of Thursday’s feature and powered away for the victory. It is Blaney’s 105th career All Star win and the sixth of the season, equaling his total series wins of 2013.

“I don’t know what more I can say about the team Tony (Kennedy) has put together. George (Fisher, crew chief) and the guys have this thing so good…I’m very comfortable in the car and that gives me a lot of confidence,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis #14k.

“We’re approaching some big milestones and it’s only July third. I would like to get double digit wins with the All Stars (he had 12 All Star wins in 1995 and 17 in 1996 and got close with 9 series wins in 2008 and 2012) and I like how we’re rolling coming into some big races like the Doty and Royal,” continued Blaney who has 10 total wins this season including a World of Outlaws victory.

For Shaffer, leading the first 15 laps and finishing second was a huge confidence booster.

“I’m very happy with second and now I want to win even more. After speedweek I was down and was questioning myself. We just needed to start taking steps in the right direction. We qualified well and that gave me some confidence. We ran the heat well and that gave me more confidence and we got rolling in the dash and I got to race hard for a chance to win. Mentally I’m back where I should be and we’re going to win some races,” said Shaffer of his Bryan Grove Racing/Canton Erectors backed #45.

Young Travis Philo turned a lot of heads during Ohio Sprint Speedweek with several top five runs. The Waterville, Ohio driver would battle Shaffer early for the lead and would settle for a third place finish.

“That’s the best All Star finish I’ve had. I got a great start and battled with Shaffer and then we got to traffic and I saw that 14 car and I knew we were in trouble the way he’s been rolling. That was a blast and I’m learning a lot racing with those guys,” said Philo beside his Control Design Solutions/Kistler Racing Products/Banshee Graphics backed #5t.

Shaffer and Danny Holtgraver would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature with Shaffer getting the upper hand. Philo would hound Shaffer with Holtgraver, Jimmy Stinson, Danny Smith and Jac Haudenschild in tow. It didn’t take long for 7th starter Blaney to work his way into the top three and at the half-way point he would drive into the lead.

The race went caution free until lap 26 when Haudenschild, who won the speedweek show at Atomic last week, spun after battling Lee Jacobs for fifth. Blaney would check out on the restart and drove to his fourth straight win. Shaffer, Philo, Holtgraver and Jacobs would round out the top five.

The UNOH All Stars head to the NAPA Auto Parts Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio Saturday. The event was added to the schedule after the speedweek event fell victim to rain last Monday. For more information go to www.allstarsprint.com.

Atomic Speedway - 7/3/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (31 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.520; 2. 84-Jimmy Stinson, 11.737; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 11.839; 4. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 11.862; 5. 45-Tim Shaffer, 11.882; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 11.887; 7. 49-Cole Duncan, 11.901; 8. 4-Danny Smith, 11.946; 9. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 11.971; 10. 14K-Dale Blaney, 11.973; 11. 22-Ryan Broughton, 12.016; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.079; 13. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.081; 14. 4X-Eddie Slone, 12.119; 15. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.120; 16. 60C-Kory Crabtree, 12.156; 17. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.181; 18. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.218; 19. 99-Todd Kane, 12.259; 20. 23-Jimmy Light, 12.355; 21. A97-Aaron Higgins, 12.421; 22. 41-Randy Fink, 12.492; 23. 25AU-Jack Lee, 12.563; 24. 92-Sam Ashworth, 12.582; 25. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 12.699; 26. 45C-Mark Coleman, 12.702; 27. 3F-Brandy Bower, 12.707; 28. 22D-Josh Davis, 12.798; 29. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.911; 30. 3FX-Dean Kester, 13.774; 31. 2-Nathan Skaggs, 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah[3] ; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker[2] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. A97-Aaron Higgins[1] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[6] ; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser[8] ; 8. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 2. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson[6] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 4X-Eddie Slone[3] ; 6. 41-Randy Fink[1] ; 7. 3FX-Dean Kester[8] ; 8. 45C-Mark Coleman[7]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 99-Todd Kane[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 3. 22-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 4. 40I-Mark Imler[3] ; 5. 2-Nathan Skaggs[8] ; 6. 25AU-Jack Lee[1] ; 7. 3F-Brandy Bower[7] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[5]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 2. 92-Sam Ashworth[1] ; 3. 23-Jimmy Light[2] ; 4. 22D-Josh Davis[7] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[6] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[3]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 84-Jimmy Stinson[3] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 5. 4-Danny Smith[5] ; 6. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 49-Cole Duncan[3] ; 2. 60C-Kory Crabtree[4] ; 3. 55F-Taylor Ferns[1] ; 4. 25AU-Jack Lee[6] ; 5. 41-Randy Fink[5] ; 6. 59-Bryan Nuckles[7] ; 7. 45C-Mark Coleman[8] ; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser[10] ; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester[11] ; 10. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[2] ; 11. 3F-Brandy Bower[9]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[4]; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[9]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[12]; 7. 63-Chad Kemenah[10]; 8. 4-Danny Smith[5]; 9. 84-Jimmy Stinson[3]; 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[15]; 11. 2-Nathan Skaggs[24]; 12. 4X-Eddie Slone[13]; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11]; 14. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[6]; 15. 40-Caleb Helms[17]; 16. 57X-Andrew Palker[16]; 17. 22D-Josh Davis[23]; 18. 23-Jimmy Light[19]; 19. 92-Sam Ashworth[22]; 20. A97-Aaron Higgins[20]; 21. 99-Todd Kane[18]; 22. 40I-Mark Imler[14]; 23. 25AU-Jack Lee[21]; 24. 22-Ryan Broughton[8]

Hard Charger: 2-Nathan Skaggs[+13]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Blaney wraps up Ohio Sprint Speedweek title with $10,000 Fremont payday

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Coming into the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek Dale Blaney had only one University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win, that coming in April. Now he wishes every week could be speedweek.

“The Low Rider” took the lead from James McFadden on lap 42 and drove to his fourth win of speedweek and a $10,000 payday at Fremont Speedway on Ludwig Propane Night. Blaney NEVER finished out of the top two in the six speedweek events (3 nights were lost to rain). He now has 104 career All Star victories. It was his third win of the season at Fremont and he now has 22 career victories at “The Track That Action Built,” 16 of which are All Star wins.

For Blaney, the week was worth around $30,000 in earnings. He and car owner Tony Kennedy agreed to donate $1,500 to the Kick-It Foundation to help combat childhood cancer. Fremont Speedway has a goal to raise at least $50,000 by September for the foundation.

For Blaney, he becomes the first five time Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion (also in 1995, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2014) and took a huge step in becoming the first five time UNOH All Star national champion.

“We should have speedweek every week. I love coming to all these Ohio tracks…they’ve been really great to me and the fans have really been great to me and I appreciate it more than you know. My guys are awesome. George (Fisher, crew chief) is unbelievable right now. We’re working so good together and Tony has put together a great team and I’m the lucky guy who gets to drive this thing,” said Blaney of his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis/Penske Shocks backed #14K.

“Every time I would get a run on him (McFadden) the caution would come out. I thought for sure he’d move up a little bit but it worked out. What we earned this week will pay for a year in college for my daughter I guess,” joked Blaney. “I’m very, very happy. Those guys (the crew) have earned it. Tony’s risked a lot and we’re doing pretty well right now. I hope we can keep it rolling. We have a lot of big races coming up…the Doty, the Royal. We’re looking forward to the next race but we have a big opportunity to do some good here.”

“Nobody’s won five Ohio Sprint Speedweek titles…that’s another notch to be up there with the likes of Frankie Kerr. I’m proud of the All Stars and teams and Rich Farmer has done a fantastic job with Fremont,” added Blaney.

For Australian driver James McFadden, who up until a month ago had never laid eyes on Fremont Speedway, his second place finish was a bit of a disappointment after having lead the first 41 laps. However, in three appearances at Fremont he has a fourth, a $10,000 win and a second place finish at “The Track That Action Built.”

“Dale Blaney is pretty much the master around this joint. This is the second time he’s gotten around us with 10 to go. I’m disappointed in myself. I screwed up and hit the tires there and that was the race right there. I feel bad for the boys…they give me a great car and I just stepped on it,” said McFadden beside his Tim Norman/Joe Gaerte owned machine. “We’ve got great car speed…I just can’t finish it off.”

“I’ll go back to the drawing board to see what I can do different to beat that 14 car. It’s awesome to race with him…he’s probably my favorite driver and he also clean to race with. It’s cool to see another Australian up here (Jamie Veal finished third). It proves how good our racing is back home and hopefully some of these fans can come over and visit us,” added McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining/Red Line Oil/Hoosier Tires/All Star Performance backed machine.

Veal had a coming out party for the Ohio crowd during speedweek, adding another podium finish.

“I feel good to finish third especially against James and Dale Blaney, two of the best sprint car drivers in the world to race against. It was a pretty good week and I hope to keep it rolling over the next few weeks with the big races coming up,” said Veal beside his SWI Engineering #35AU.

On Thursday John Ivy crashed his 305 sprint car and the crew had to spend the previous day thrashing to get a car ready for Saturday. The Fremont, Ohio driver rewarded the effort by holding off a hard-charging Bobby Clark to earn his first win of the season in the Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprints. For Ivy, the track’s defending division champion, it is his 46th career Fremont win and he is sixth on the track’s all-time win list.

“I was wondering what to do there with about five to go. I didn’t know whether I should stay here (on the bottom) or move up a little bit so I just let it roll up there a little bit. I think the tire started to seal up there at the end,” said Ivy beside his Fremont Fence/B&L Heating and Plumbing/Little Bar on the Prairie/Sonny’s Machining and Welding/Big D’s Pizza/Kistler Engines/Nagy Equipment Sales/Willey’s Towing/Kear’s Speed Shop backed machine.

“I didn’t think we’d ever get here. I saw that caution come out there on lap 18 and I was saying to myself ‘I’ve been here before and I hope it doesn’t end up the same way.’ I have to thank Joey and my brother and big Kenny and everybody on this car. Those guys busted their busts yesterday to get this back together,” said Ivy in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

Not to be outdone by the exciting feature finishes, the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks put on a whale of a show. Shawn Valenti, who has eight wins at Fremont this season, and the track’s all-time winningest driver, Art Ball, had the fans on their feet the final four laps as they raced door to door. When the checkered flew, it was 75-year-old Ball in the Engine Pro Victory Lane for the second time this season and for the 76th time of his career at Fremont Speedway.

“Honestly that was a whole lot of fun,” said a very happy Ball beside his Chaney Roofing/Distel’s Septic Service/Harley and Bev Lee/Ritzler Accounting/Faber Sub-Contracting/Lash Family Racing/Handy Graphix/TA Custom Cabinetry/Pierce Engineering backed truck.

It was a restart with five laps to go when Ball went for the lead.

“He (Valenti) wanted the top and I wanted the bottom and it worked. He always races clean and that’s what I like about Shawn. I have one more win than my age now and that means I can come back and not lose one if I don’t win a feature next year,” added Ball with a grin from ear to ear.

McFadden and Danny Holtgraver brought the field of 24 to green for the 50-lap All Star feature. The race would stay green through the first 35 laps.

McFadden took the lead over Holtgraver, Rob Chaney, Caleb Griffith, Brian Lay and Veal. Griffith would drive into third on lap two and around Holtgraver for second a lap later. With five laps in McFadden had a comfortable lead over Griffith, Holtgraver, Veal, Chaney, Lay, Chad Kemenah and 9th starter Blaney.

As the leaders prepared to encounter heavy lapped traffic that was racing side by side by lap 15, Griffith closed on McFadden with Veal, Holtgraver, Chaney and Blaney in tow. McFadden picked his way through the lapped cars with Griffith and Veal locked in a great battle for second. Veal would take the runner-up spot on lap 19 but Griffith stayed close as the two battled back and forth over the next 8 laps.

At the half-way point McFadden was unchallenged for the lead while Veal and Griffith continued to battle for second while Chaney was fighting with Blaney for fourth. Blaney, utilizing the bottom groove, would move into fourth on lap 26 and closed on Griffith two laps later, taking third on lap 29.

With 15 laps to go McFadden, Veal and Blaney were locked in a tremendous race for the lead as they sliced through traffic. Max Stambaugh would stop on the back stretch on lap 36 to bring out the first caution. The restart order was McFadden, Veal, Blaney, Griffith and Chaney. When the green flew McFadden got an excellent restart with Blaney driving under Veal for second. But, Lee Jacobs would spin to necessitate another restart. After another lap was completed Brian Smith would spin. A lap and another caution when Byron Reed stopped on the track.

So, with 10 laps to go, the restart order was McFadden, Blaney, Chaney (who had moved into third on the previous restart), Veal, Griffith, Holtgraver and D.J. Foos who had worked his way up from the 17th starting spot. Again McFadden would get a tremendous restart over Blaney. But, on lap 42 McFadden would make a small bobble in turns three and four and Blaney pounced, shooting to his outside to drive into the lead.

Blaney could not shake McFadden as Veal and Chaney battled for third with Holtgraver, Griffith and Foos in tow. With three laps to go McFadden closed on Blaney but the Low Rider was able to fend off the challenge to take the win. Behind Blaney, McFadden and Veal at the finish were Chaney, Griffith, Foos, Holtgraver, Kemenah, Lay and Derek Hagar.

In the 25-lap 305 sprint feature Ivy and Thursday night’s winner Paul Weaver brought the field to green with Ivy gaining the advantage over Weaver, Clark, Jimmy Colvin, Dustin Dinan and Josh Harrison. Brandon Moore would bring the caution out after one lap was recorded.

On the restart Ivy pulled away from Weaver who had his hands full with Clark while Colvin, Dinan, Harrison, Jason Keckler, Nate Dussel and Alvin Roepke put on a show for fourth. The running order didn’t change much until the leaders caught the back of the pack by lap 10 but Kyle Peters would spin to give everyone a clear track.

The restart order was Ivy, Weaver, Clark, Colvin, Dinan, Dussel, Roepke, Harrison, Jordan Ryan, Keckler and Seth Schneider. When the green flew so did Ivy. With nine laps to go Ivy led Weaver and Clark with the battle for fourth going on between Colvin, Dinan, Dussel and Roepke.

Just as Clark passed Weaver for second, Peters would spin again, giving everyone a shot at Ivy. When the green flew Clark drove to Ivy’s outside with Weaver, Dinan, Roepke and Ryan in pursuit. With three laps to go Ivy and Clark were side by side. Coming to the white flag Ivy drifted up to block Clark’s advance as they exited turn four and that caused Clark to get a bad entry to turn one on the final lap.

Ivy would drive to the win over Clark, Weaver, Dinan and Ryan.

Matt Foos and Valenti brought the field to green for the 20-lap AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Truck feature and right away the crowd new they were in for a thriller as Foos, Valenti, Cory Ward and Ball raced side by side and nose to tail for the lead. However, after a lap was completed Andrew Lutman stopped on the track for a caution.

When the green flew the quartet of Foos, Valenti, Ward and Ball continued their battle. After Foos led by a bumper the first three laps, Valenti would slip by and begin to pull away as Foos, Ward and Ball continued to battle for second. Ball would finally take the second spot on lap 14 as they raced into lapped traffic.

Kent Brewer would stop in turn one on lap 15 to set up a fantastic finish. The restart order was Valenti, Ball, Foos, Ward, Jimmy McGrath Jr., Brad Keckler and Jim McGrath Sr. When the green flew Valenti went to the top with Ball racing to his inside. The pair raced door to door over the next three laps.

As they raced to the white flag Ball drove under Valenti to lead by a bumper with Ward getting around Foos. Valenti would bobble ever so slightly in turn two on the final lap, giving Ball an advantage. However, as they raced into the final two corners, Valenti regained his momentum and it was a drag race to the checkers. Ball would win by less than half a truck length over Valenti with Ward, McGrath Jr. and Foos rounding out the top five.

Fremont Speedway will be back in action Saturday, July 5 on Miller Rigging Night. It will be a Classic Car Cruise-In Night as well with fans encouraged to bring their classic cars out to put on display. It will be a Kistler Racing Products FAST (Fremont Attica Sprint Title) Championship Series event for the 410 sprints which will reward the champion with a $10,000 payday at the end of the season. The 305 sprints and dirt trucks will also be in action.

For more information go to www.fremontohspeedway.com or www.fastondirt.com

Fremont Speedway - 6/28/2014

Ludwig Propane Night

Fort Ball Pizza Palace 410 Sprints (44 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying – Kistler Engines

1. 3G-James McFadden, 12.940; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.964; 3. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.037; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.057; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 13.065; 6. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.067; 7. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.072; 8. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.080; 9. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.080; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 13.119; 11. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.160; 12. 70-Derek Hagar, 13.162; 13. 60K-Jody Keegan, 13.170; 14. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.174; 15. 83M-Broc Martin, 13.195; 16. 22-Cole Duncan, 13.209; 17. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.212; 18. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 13.256; 19. 11F-D.J. Foos, 13.316; 20. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.362; 21. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.363; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.401; 23. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.431; 24. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.443; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.471; 26. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 13.509; 27. 83-Stevie Smith, 13.550; 28. 97-Bryan Sebetto, 13.556; 29. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.615; 30. 78-Todd Kane, 13.627; 31. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 13.667; 32. 53-Cap Henry, 13.727; 33. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.797; 34. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.806; 35. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.844; 36. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.844; 37. 40I-Mark Imler, 13.983; 38. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 13.989; 39. 9-Dean Jacobs, 14.013; 40. O7X-Dain Naida, 14.031; 41. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 14.411; 42. 83X-Nate Reeser, 14.423; 43. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 14.584; 44. 39M-Matt Merrill, 16.360

Heat 1 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[4] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[5] ; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[2] ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[9] ; 5. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[1] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton[11] ; 9. 40I-Mark Imler[10] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[8] ; 11. 60K-Jody Keegan[3]

Heat 2 – All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[3] ; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 5. 2+-Brian Smith[9] ; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 7. 14H-Todd Heller[5] ; 8. 44W-Austin Wheatley[10] ; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser[11] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[7] ; 11. 78-Todd Kane[8]

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[1] ; 2. 45L-Brian Lay[6] ; 3. 11F-D.J. Foos[2] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[5] ; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah[4] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[3] ; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[8] ; 8. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[11] ; 9. 83-Stevie Smith[7] ; 10. 35-Stuart Brubaker[9] ; 11. 9-Dean Jacobs[10]

Heat 4 – Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[2] ; 2. 22-Cole Duncan[3] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1] ; 4. 70-Derek Hagar[4] ; 5. 97-Bryan Sebetto[7] ; 6. 53-Cap Henry[8] ; 7. 1ST-Gary Taylor[5] ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[9] ; 9. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 10. O7X-Dain Naida[10] ; 11. 39M-Matt Merrill[11]

Dash – Howard Johnsons of Lima (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[1] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 6. 45L-Brian Lay[6]

B-Main – MSD Ignitions (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 2. 14H-Todd Heller[3] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 6. 83M-Broc Martin[6] ; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[10] ; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[19] ; 9. 53-Cap Henry[14] ; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[16] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[7] ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15] ; 13. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[13] ; 14. 40I-Mark Imler[17] ; 15. 22B-Ryan Broughton[21] ; 16. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23] ; 17. 83X-Nate Reeser[22] ; 18. 71AU-Ryan Davis[9] ; 19. 39M-Matt Merrill[24] ; 20. 44W-Austin Wheatley[18] ; 21. 78-Todd Kane[12] ; 22. 19P-Paige Polyak[11]

A-Main - UNOH (50 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[9]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1]; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5]; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]; 5. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3]; 6. 11F-D.J. Foos[17]; 7. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah[7]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[6]; 10. 70-Derek Hagar[8]; 11. 22-Cole Duncan[10]; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[11]; 13. W20-Greg Wilson[19]; 14. 14H-Todd Heller[13]; 15. 5T-Travis Philo[12]; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs[21]; 17. 1ST-Gary Taylor[14]; 18. 2+-Brian Smith[24]; 19. 45-Tim Shaffer[18]; 20. 5R-Byron Reed[15]; 21. 16-Chris Andrews[23]; 22. 97-Bryan Sebetto[22]; 23. 6M-Max Stambaugh[16]; 24. 2-Shane Stewart[20]

Hard Charger: 11F-D.J. Foos[+11]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (24 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1-Nate Dussel[7] ; 2. 8I-John Ivy[5] ; 3. 10S-Roger Shammo[2] ; 4. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 5. 36-Seth Schneider[3] ; 6. 12-Kyle Capodice[8] ; 7. O2-Kevin Lee[4] ; 8. 32-Ryan French[1]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 25-Jason Keckler[1] ; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3] ; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2] ; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[4] ; 5. 7A-Alvin Roepke[6] ; 6. 8M-T.J Michael[7] ; 7. 11G-Luke Griffith[8] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinski[5]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 8 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9-Jimmy Colvin[1] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[2] ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[7] ; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron[6] ; 8. 1X-KylePeters[8]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 8I-John Ivy[1]; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[3]; 3. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]; 4. 6-Dustin Dinan[7]; 5. 5R-Jordan Ryan[15]; 6. 7A-Alvin Roepke[14]; 7. 1-Nate Dussel[11]; 8. 9-Jimmy Colvin[4]; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[9]; 10. 10-Josh Harrison[6]; 11. 36-Seth Schneider[13]; 12. 12-Kyle Capodice[16]; 13. 68G-Tyler Gunn[18]; 14. O2-Kevin Lee[19]; 15. 22M-Dan McCarron[21]; 16. 11G-Luke Griffith[20]; 17. 8M-T.J Michael[17]; 18. 32-Ryan French[22]; 19. 7M-Brandon Moore[8]; 20. 10S-Roger Shammo[12]; 21. 29P-Mark Pinski[23]; 22. 1X-KylePeters[24]; 23. 3J-Trey Jacobs[10]; 24. 19R-Steve Rando[5]

Hard Charger: 5R-Jordan Ryan[+10]

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (20 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 2. 36M-Cory McCaughey[1] ; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[9] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[4] ; 5. O-Jim Keegan[7] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[5] ; 7. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[10] ; 8. 8KB-Kent Brewer[6] ; 9. 18R-Duffy Rubel[3] ; 10. 79-Andrew Lutman[8]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[2] ; 2. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 3. O1-Art Ball[9] ; 4. 37-Eric Devanna[4] ; 5. 5-Jim McGrath[3] ; 6. D1-Dustin Keegan[7] ; 7. 7-Dana Frey[8] ; 8. 33-Jeff Ward[10] ; 9. 22-Brandon Leighton[6] ; 10. 3-Andy Earnhart[5]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. O1-Art Ball[3]; 2. 7B-Shawn Valenti[2]; 3. 18W-Cory Ward[4]; 4. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 5. 2-Matt Foos[1]; 6. 3X-Brad Keckler[8]; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[16]; 8. 5-Jim McGrath[7]; 9. 4S-Keith Sorg[9]; 10. 7-Dana Frey[14]; 11. D1-Dustin Keegan[12]; 12. 22-Brandon Leighton[18]; 13. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[11]; 14. 3-Andy Earnhart[19]; 15. 8KB-Kent Brewer[13]; 16. 37-Eric Devanna[10]; 17. 18R-Duffy Rubel[15]; 18. 36M-Cory McCaughey[20]; 19. O-Jim Keegan[5]; 20. 79-Andrew Lutman[17]

Hard Charger: 33-Jeff Ward[+9]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Blaney on a hot streak, wins third Ohio Speedweek show

By Brian Liskai

LIMA, Ohio (Friday, June 27, 2014) – Dale Blaney won his 100th career University of All Star Circuit of Champions feature in April. He was held winless until the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek. On Friday “The Low Rider” recorded his third win out of the five speedweek events including Friday’s stop at Limaland Motorsports Park.

Blaney inherited the lead when Jamie Veal smacked the front stretch wall on lap 27 and went on to record his 103rd career UNOH All Star victory. It was Blaney’s fourth series win of 2014 and he now has five All Star wins at Limaland.

“We had a good car. It didn’t take off the best but I knew we were going to have a good car by 40 laps. We kind of picked our way and I saw where they were running and the car got better and better. I can’t say enough about Tony (Kennedy, car owner). He’s put together a great team and we’re having some fun. George (Fisher, crew chief) is focused as I’ve ever seen him,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis/Penske Shocks/Tom’s Sewer and Septic Service backed machine.

“I’ve made so many laps around here and I know the track’s going to move. I knew when I had to get up on the track and to the middle. The guys give me a great car and it’s second nature for me to go do those spots,” added Blaney.

Greg Wilson, who started in the fourth row next to Blaney, would close on Blaney late in traffic, but had to settle for second.

“We fell back there early but man we had a bad fast race car there at the end. Dale and George and the Kennedy team…they’re a team to beat anywhere in the country. To run second to them…it sucks but we had a car that could run with them tonight and I’m proud of that for our team,” said Wilson beside his Hercules Tire/All Star Plumbing and Heating/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20. “But damn I wanted to win that thing.”

“But, as long as we good here in a couple of weeks at the Doty (Brad Doty Classic on July 9)…we want to win that race. That’s pretty important to us. I want to really thank all the fans for coming out here and paying the prices to come and watch us race. I’m a blessed man to get to do this with my girls and my wife and it’s damn good to be standing on the front stretch,” added Wilson.

Byron Reed would finish third and considering how up and down his year has been, this may be the shot in the arm his team needed.

“This feels good. I’ve been doing this a lot of years and it can be very humbling. Sometimes I wonder if I know what I’m doing any more. But I know now we can still do this and I just need to get the confidence up,” said Reed of his Crown Battery/Kistler Engines backed machine. “We got beat by two better cars but they weren’t a lot better. We’re getting there. Hopefully we can build on this.”

Friday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek visit was the 29th appearance at Limaland for the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. The field of 45 cars was narrowed to the 24-car starting field for the 40-lap feature with Duane Zablocki and Stevie Smith comprising the front row.

When the green flew Zablocki would jump to the lead over Smith, Jamie Veal, Rob Chaney, Travis Philo, Reed and Blaney. Veal would grab second on lap 2 and immediately pressured Zablocki for the top spot. Veal would slide in front of Zablocki on lap five before the caution flew for Paul May.

On the ensuing restart Veal led Zablocki, Chaney, Reed, Philo, Smith and Blaney. After a lap was completed Ronnie Blair would stop with suspension damage. On the restart Sheldon Haudenschild and Derek Hagar would get together for another caution. When the green flew so did Veal as he pulled away from a tremendous battle for second between Zablocki, Reed, Chaney and Philo with Blaney staying close. Reed would take second on lap 10 with Chaney and Philo also getting around Zablocki.

Blaney would move into fifth by lap 11 with Veal pulling away from Reed with Chaney and Philo having a great battle for third. Philo would gain the position on lap 14.

By lap 15 the leaders were approaching heavy lapped traffic and Reed closed quickly on Veal with Philo third and Blaney in fourth. At the half-way point lapped cars were really coming into play with Veal leading Reed, Philo, Blaney, James McFadden, Wilson, Chaney and Smith.

Before Reed could try to get to Veal, Philo would challenge him for second and with 15 laps to go it was a tremendous three car battle for second with Blaney joining in. McFadden and Wilson would also close on the leaders. Blaney would drive by Phil for third on lap 26 and ran beside Reed for second. As the leaders came off turn four to complete lap 27 Veal bounced off the outside retaining wall as Blaney shot below to steal the lead.

Veal would stop on the front stretch, ending his great run. The restart order was Blaney, Reed, Philo, McFadden, Wilson, Chaney and Smith. When the green flew so did Blaney as Reed tried to stay close. Meanwhile Philo had his hands full with McFadden and Wilson as the trio traded sliders. Wilson would move into third with 10 laps to go.

Reed slowly ate into Blaney’s lead as Wilson also closed and with four laps to go Wilson ducked under Reed to take second. Wilson closed to within two car lengths of Blaney but ran out of time as “The Low Rider” drive to the win. Behind Blaney, Wilson and Reed were Philo and McFadden to round out the top five.

In the five Ohio Sprint Speedweek events, Blaney has not finished outside of the top two as he looks to wrap up his fifth speedweek title at the finale at Fremont Saturday. Blaney’s three Ohio Speedweek wins also puts him in a very good position to become the first ever five time UNOH All Star national champion.

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Limaland Motorsports Park - 6/27/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (45 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 11.569; 2. 83-Stevie Smith, 11.715; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.799; 4. 16-Danny Maumaw, 11.996; 5. 71MX-Paul May, 12.017; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.029; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.031; 8. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.066; 9. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.074; 10. 67-Christopher Bell, 12.116; 11. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.185; 12. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.204; 13. 3G-James McFadden, 12.214; 14. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.234; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.287; 16. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.314; 17. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 12.318; 18. 70-Derek Hagar, 12.322; 19. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 12.330; 20. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.331; 21. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.353; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.368; 23. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.374; 24. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.394; 25. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.441; 26. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.688; 27. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.731; 28. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.765; 29. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 12.820; 30. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 12.852; 31. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.885; 32. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.981; 33. 78-Todd Kane, 12.987; 34. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.004; 35. 28H-Hud Horton, 13.048; 36. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 13.087; 37. 5-Dave Glennon, 13.109; 38. 15-Brandon Ferguson, 13.291; 39. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.292; 40. 59-Bryan Nuckles, 13.303; 41. 38-Dennis Wagner, 13.360; 42. 41K-Cole Ketchem, 13.384; 43. 19P-Paige Polyak, 99.991; 44. 53-Cap Henry, 99.992; 45. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 99.993

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[1] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[6] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[4] ; 6. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 7. 71MX-Paul May[5] ; 8. 78-Todd Kane[9] ; 9. 44W-Austin Wheatley[8] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[12] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[10] ; 12. 38-Dennis Wagner[11]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 70-Derek Hagar[2] ; 2. 5T-Travis Philo[5] ; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[9] ; 4. 83-Stevie Smith[6] ; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[7] ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[3] ; 8. 15-Brandon Ferguson[10] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketchem[11] ; 10. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 11. 67-Christopher Bell[4]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[7] ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[5] ; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker[3] ; 6. 46AU-Stuart Williams[2] ; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair[6] ; 8. 28H-Hud Horton[9] ; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak[11] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[2] ; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[4] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[1] ; 4. 9-Dean Jacobs[3] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[9] ; 7. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[7] ; 8. 35-Stuart Brubaker[8] ; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles[10] ; 10. 16-Danny Maumaw[6]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1] ; 2. 83-Stevie Smith[3] ; 3. 35AU-Jamie Veal[5] ; 4. 9X-Rob Chaney[2] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[6] ; 6. 5R-Byron Reed[4]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 41K-Cole Ketchem[4] ; 2. 96AU-Bruce White[1] ; 3. 59-Bryan Nuckles[2] ; 4. 71AU-Ryan Davis[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 71MX-Paul May[3] ; 2. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[8] ; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair[1] ; 4. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9] ; 5. 1ST-Gary Taylor[16] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[7] ; 7. 35-Stuart Brubaker[13] ; 8. 46AU-Stuart Williams[6] ; 9. 44W-Austin Wheatley[10] ; 10. 78-Todd Kane[14] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[17] ; 12. 40I-Mark Imler[5] ; 13. 55F-Taylor Ferns[11] ; 14. 41K-Cole Ketchem[20] ; 15. 15-Brandon Ferguson[18] ; 16. 28H-Hud Horton[15]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[7]; 2. W20-Greg Wilson[8]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[6]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo[5]; 5. 3G-James McFadden[9]; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[4]; 7. 83-Stevie Smith[2]; 8. 2-Shane Stewart[16]; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[14]; 10. 57X-Andrew Palker[10]; 11. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 12. 9-Dean Jacobs[13]; 13. 11N-Randy Hannagan[19]; 14. 81-Lee Jacobs[24]; 15. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[23]; 16. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[17]; 17. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[1]; 18. 45-Tim Shaffer[18]; 19. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3]; 20. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[21]; 21. 33M-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 22. 70-Derek Hagar[15]; 23. 35R-Ronnie Blair[11]; 24. 71MX-Paul May[12]

Hard Charger: 81-Lee Jacobs[+10]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

Blaney rediscovers Fremont victory lane for second Ohio Sprint Speedweek win

By Brian Liskai

FREMONT, Ohio – Fremont Speedway was Dale Blaney’s personal ATM in 2013. But, after opening the track’s season with a win in April, “The Low Rider” has been held winless at “The Track That Action Built.” That all changed Thursday during night #4 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions.

The four time and defending UNOH All Star Champion took a major step to claiming an unprecedented fifth series title by blasting past James McFadden on a restart at the half-way point of the feature and driving to his second Ohio Sprint Speedweek win. The victory is Blaney’s 102nd career UNOH All Star win and the third series victory of 2014. He now has 21 career victories at Fremont, of which, 15 have been All Star triumphs.

Blaney now holds a commanding lead in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek point standings as he looks to claim that title for the fifth time in his career. In fact, he has not finished out of the top three in any of the four speedweek events. He also pads his point lead in the UNOH All Star’s national and Ohio region points.

“I was really really tight entering the corners. Him (McFadden) in front of me…it had me all balled up. I was able to get a good run on him in one and two and in three he saw me and he had been running down and he caught it and I got around him and moved to the top. The car got really good the last 12 laps. I was able to get off two really well,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Penske Shocks/Ti22 Performance/GF1 Chassis #14k.

“George and Tony and Donny and Skippy…they do an awesome job with this thing. It’s such a pleasure for me to drive this right now. Those guys do 80 percent of the work and the credit should go to them…I just get to drive it,” added Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane.

For McFadden, Fremont Speedway has been fantastic to the Australian driver as he scored a $10,000-to-win victory back in May at the track and followed with a second place run Thursday on “I’m Your Guy Water Proofing Night.” The battle he had with Jac Haudenschild for second the last hand full of laps kept the big crowd entertained to say the least.

“I really like this track…it’s a lot like home. The track’s a little bit flatter but slicker than I’m used to. The team gave me an awesome car and it’s a pleasure to drive and it’s easy to get around here,” said McFadden beside his Tim Norman/Joe Gaerte owned #3G.

“It is always fun racing with someone like Jac. I probably used him up a little too much coming into three…didn’t expect to move up as much as I did…it kind of got away from me and I’m sorry about that. But, this gives us a lot of momentum going into the last two races,” added McFadden beside his Gaerte Engines/XYZ Machining/Red Line Oil/All Star Performance backed machine.

Haudenschild, who won the speedweek event the previous night at Atomic Speedway, is happy with the direction of his Rick Rodgers backed team.

“James and I had a real good race there…we slid back and forth a couple of times. That was fun. We’re getting better here and I’m looking forward to coming back here in a couple of days. I said it about a month ago…this team is starting to gel,” said Haudenschild beside his Mondak Portables/Triple X Racing/Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil/Destiny Racing backed #9w.

In a crash marred Fremont Federal Credit Union 305 Sprint feature, Fremont’s Paul Weaver would hold off Steve Rando for his first win of the season. The victory is Weaver’s 34th career win at the track and ties him with Al Franks for 10th on the track’s all-time win list. It wasn’t easy for Weaver, who said he ran out of fuel on the last lap.

“I ran out of fuel but I’m sure others did too. It just wouldn’t go down the straight away and we were slipping and sliding. I couldn’t find a good way into one. It was almost like close your eyes and where it ends up it ends up. We have been doing everything we could and Jamie Miller came along to help me including putting another car together. We put this one back together and right off the bat we win,” said Weaver beside his Hampshire Racing Engines/Buckeye Mobile Coatings/Weaver Performance Karts and Parts/Fostoria Mod Shop/M&L Excavating/Tender Touch Car Wash backed machine.

In the AAA Ohio Auto Club Dirt Trucks, Risingsun, Ohio’s Shawn Valenti battled the first half of the race with Art Ball and Matt Foos and then with Jimmy McGrath Jr. At the end, he held off a charging Daniel Roepke to score his 8th win of the season at Fremont. The victory is his 17th career win at the track.

“I have to thank Joe and Mike Burkin for putting me in their sprint car tonight and Jeff Babcock for this awesome truck. The truck is rolling the cushion nice,” said Valenti beside his Craig Miller Trucking/Conrad Transport/Dave Story Equipment Repair/Day Dream and Memories Crafts and Antiques/KS Sales and Service backed #7b.

After the field of 51 UNOH All Star Sprint Cars – second highest car count of the week – was whittled down to the 24-car starting grid for the 40-lap feature, McFadden and Lee Jacobs would make up the front row. Jacobs, who holds the track record at Fremont Speedway, would bolt into the lead over McFadden, Blaney, Gary Taylor, Cap Henry and Haudenschild.

Jacobs set a blistering pace, hitting lapped traffic by the 7th circuit with McFadden, Blaney and Taylor closing. Taylor would use the lapped cars to steal third on lap 8. As Jacobs and McFadden tried to negotiate through the traffic, Taylor and Blaney closed. As Jacobs tried to maintain the lead and get around the lapped car of Brandon Wimmer, the two touched wheels with Jacobs slamming into the front stretch wall, ending his night and handing the lead to McFadden. Taylor too would suffer a flat tire and relinquished his second running spot to Blaney.

The restart order was McFadden, Blaney, Henry, Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, Chad Kemenah and Randy Hannagan. Haudenschild would move into third on lap 13 with Bell taking fourth by lap 16, bringing Kemenah to fifth. Travis Philo would spin on lap 19 to bunch up the field and on the restart; Blaney drove around the high side of McFadden in turns one and two to grab the lead.

Just past the half-way point the running order was Blaney, McFadden, Haudenschild, Kemenah, Bell and Henry. The car on the move was Chris Andrews who started 19th and was up to 7th by lap 24. With 11 laps remaining both McFadden and Haudenschild were closing on Blaney with Kemenah fourth and Andrews fifth.

The final caution would fly with five laps to go when Broc Martin spun. With a clear track Blaney would drive away as McFadden and Haudenschild put on a heck of a show battling for second with Andrews grabbing fourth. Haudenschild would move into second on lap 37 but McFadden squeezed back by a circuit later.

At the checkered it was Blaney over McFadden, Haudenschild, Andrews and Kemenah.

As a way to thank the teams for supporting Fremont Speedway during the Ohio Sprint Speedweek event, track promoter Rich Farmer added extra funds to the B-main.

Rookie Kyle Capodice and Weaver would bring the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Weaver gaining the advantage over Capodice, Steve Rando, Nate Dussel, Dan McCarron, Alvin Roepke, Dan Hammond and John Ivy.

The action ground to a half on lap three when Jordan Ryan tipped over in turn two. The restart order was Weaver, Capodice, Rando, Dussel, Roepke, McCarron, Ivy and Seth Schneider. Rando would take charge of second on lap five, bringing Dussel and Roepke around Capodice. Roepke would bring out the caution on lap 11 when he found one of the infield tractor tires, ending his night. On the restart Ivy was able to drive around Dussel for third.

On lap 13 one of the infield tractor tires was moved into the racing groove to bring out the caution. On the restart Brandon Moore would spin. When the green came back out the running order was Weaver, Rando, Ivy, Dussel and Dustin Dinan. Dan Hammond would spin on lap 15 for another caution. When the green flew again it didn’t hold for too long as Dustin Stroup and Ricky Peterson would tangle on the front stretch necessitating a red. On the ensuing restart Capodice would spin. After lap 19 was recorded with the running order Weaver, Rando, Ivy, Dussel, Dinan and Schneider, McCarron would spin.

On the ensuing restart Dussel and Ivy would collide, sending both upside down. Now the restart order was Weaver, Rando, Dinan, Schneider, Jimmy Colvin, TJ Michael and Bobby Clark. Weaver and Rando pulled away from Dinan and it looked as if Weaver had the race in hand. But, on the final corner of the final lap, his car bobbled slightly and Rando drove to his inside as it was a drag race to the checkers. Weaver held on to win over Rando, Dinan, Schneider and Michael.

Brandon Moore took the Baumann Auto Group Big Bucks Bump Challenge and left his front row starting spot to go to the tail for a chance at a $5,000 bonus. He would come up short, finishing 10th. But, because he accepted the challenge, his 10th spot pay was doubled.

Art Ball and Matt Foos would bring the field to green for the 20-lap dirt truck feature. Right away it was a tremendous three truck battle between Ball, Foos and Valenti. The caution would fly on lap 3 when Brad Keckler tangled with Foos who had gotten a bit sideways in turn three. That handed the lead to Ball with Valenti and Jimmy McGrath locked in a battle for second. Ball, McGrath and Valenti now raced hard for the lead with Roepke and Kent Brewer in tow. McGrath Jr. would take the lead on lap six with Valenti and Ball glued to his bumper. Valenti would drive into second on lap eight and blasted around McGrath for the lead a circuit later.

At the half-way point the running order was Valenti, McGrath Jr., Ball, Roepke, Brewer and Cory Ward. Ball would spin on lap 16, handing third to Roepke who would then drive around McGrath on lap 18. Brandon Leighton would spin on lap 19, setting up a one-lap dash to the checkers. Valenti would hold off Roepke with McGrath Jr., Brewer and Ward rounding out the top five.

For more information about Saturday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale paying $10,000 to win with the dirt trucks and 305 sprints also in action, go to www.fremontohspeedway.com

Art Ball and Jim McGrath

Fremont Speedway - 6/26/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (51 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 12.234; 2. 63-Chad Kemenah, 12.280; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith, 12.285; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 12.317; 5. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 12.353; 6. 14K-Dale Blaney, 12.365; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.423; 8. 3G-James McFadden, 12.425; 9. 53-Cap Henry, 12.453; 10. 83M-Broc Martin, 12.470; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 12.480; 12. 67-Christopher Bell, 12.492; 13. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.495; 14. 2-Shane Stewart, 12.502; 15. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.502; 16. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 12.506; 17. 70-Derek Hagar, 12.518; 18. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 12.523; 19. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 12.542; 20. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.572; 21. 45-Tim Shaffer, 12.574; 22. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.579; 23. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.599; 24. 2+-Brian Smith, 12.604; 25. 11F-D.J. Foos, 12.610; 26. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.614; 27. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 12.623; 28. 57X-Andrew Palker, 12.627; 29. 60K-Jody Keegan, 12.668; 30. 40-Caleb Helms, 12.668; 31. 49-Cole Duncan, 12.684; 32. 71MX-Paul May, 12.701; 33. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 12.727; 34. 11X-Brandon Martin, 12.742; 35. 78-Todd Kane, 12.750; 36. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 12.751; 37. 9-Dean Jacobs, 12.780; 38. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 12.800; 39. W20-Greg Wilson, 12.817; 40. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 12.826; 41. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.869; 42. O7X-Dain Naida, 12.888; 43. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 12.906; 44. 83-Stevie Smith, 12.940; 45. 40I-Mark Imler, 12.960; 46. 312-Mike Linder, 12.966; 47. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.023; 48. 38-Dennis Wagner, 13.389; 49. 39M-Matt Merrill, 13.818; 50. 5-Dave Glennon, 99.991; 51. 19P-Paige Polyak, 99.992

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 70-Derek Hagar[2] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6] ; 4. 99-Brady Bacon[3] ; 5. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs[10] ; 7. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[5] ; 8. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[9] ; 9. 5R-Byron Reed[11] ; 10. 60K-Jody Keegan[8] ; 11. 11F-D.J. Foos[7] ; 12. 39M-Matt Merrill[13] ; 13. 40I-Mark Imler[12]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[3] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[2] ; 3. 5T-Travis Philo[1] ; 4. 83M-Broc Martin[4] ; 5. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[6] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[10] ; 9. 312-Mike Linder[12] ; 10. O7X-Dain Naida[11] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[13] ; 12. 11X-Brandon Martin[9] ; 13. 40-Caleb Helms[8]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 3. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 4. 45L-Brian Lay[3] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[6] ; 7. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[8] ; 9. W20-Greg Wilson[10] ; 10. 19P-Paige Polyak[13] ; 11. 46AU-Stuart Williams[12] ; 12. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[11] ; 13. 78-Todd Kane[9]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 16-Chris Andrews[2] ; 2. 2+-Brian Smith[1] ; 3. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 5. 67-Christopher Bell[4] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[11] ; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker[7] ; 8. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 9. 38-Dennis Wagner[12] ; 10. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[3] ; 11. 44W-Austin Wheatley[9] ; 12. 71MX-Paul May[8]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 3G-James McFadden[1] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 53-Cap Henry[3] ; 4. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 5. 11N-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 6. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. W20-Greg Wilson[1] ; 2. 83-Stevie Smith[6] ; 3. 97-Sam Hafertepe Jr.[5] ; 4. O7X-Dain Naida[4] ; 5. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak[13] ; 7. 40I-Mark Imler[7] ; 8. 39M-Matt Merrill[11] ; 9. 38-Dennis Wagner[10] ; 10. 71AU-Ryan Davis[2] ; 11. 5-Dave Glennon[12]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[2] ; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[4] ; 4. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[7] ; 5. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[3] ; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[6] ; 7. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[13] ; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs[17] ; 9. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 10. 83-Stevie Smith[20] ; 11. W20-Greg Wilson[19] ; 12. 44W-Austin Wheatley[16] ; 13. 11X-Brandon Martin[14] ; 14. 78-Todd Kane[15] ; 15. 60K-Jody Keegan[9] ; 16. 49-Cole Duncan[11] ; 17. 21-Dallas Hewitt[18] ; 18. 11F-D.J. Foos[5]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[4]; 2. 3G-James McFadden[1]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[8]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews[19]; 5. 63-Chad Kemenah[11]; 6. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5]; 7. 67-Christopher Bell[9]; 8. 35AU-Jamie Veal[17]; 9. 45L-Brian Lay[14]; 10. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[12]; 11. 53-Cap Henry[3]; 12. 2-Shane Stewart[13]; 13. 70-Derek Hagar[16]; 14. 1ST-Gary Taylor[6]; 15. 99-Brady Bacon[10]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich[22]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo[21]; 18. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[24]; 19. 2+-Brian Smith[23]; 20. 83M-Broc Martin[7]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker[18]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs[2]; 23. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[15]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer[20]

Hard Charger: 16-Chris Andrews[+15]

Fremont Federal Credit Untion 305 Sprints (27 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 8I-John Ivy[1] ; 2. 5R-Jordan Ryan[2] ; 3. 1-Nate Dussel[3] ; 4. 19R-Steve Rando[8] ; 5. 28-Dustin Stroup[6] ; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[7] ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn[5] ; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs[4] ; 9. 11G-Luke Griffith[9]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[4] ; 2. 12-Kyle Capodice[1] ; 3. 36-Seth Schneider[5] ; 4. 22D-Dan Hammond[3] ; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[7] ; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson[9] ; 7. 25-Jason Keckler[8] ; 8. 10-Josh Harrison[6] ; 9. 32-Ryan French[2]

Heat 3 - Hoosier Racing Tires (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 7A-Alvin Roepke[1] ; 2. 6-Dustin Dinan[7] ; 3. 7M-Brandon Moore[3] ; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron[5] ; 5. 9-Jimmy Colvin[8] ; 6. 48-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 7. 10S-Roger Shammo[9] ; 8. 29P-Mark Pinski[4] ; 9. 94K-Kurt Huber[6]

B-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 68G-Tyler Gunn[4] ; 2. 8-Bobby Clark[1] ; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Keckler[5] ; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs[7] ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith[10] ; 7. 10-Josh Harrison[8] ; 8. 10S-Roger Shammo[6] ; 9. 48-Shawn Valenti[3] ; 10. 29P-Mark Pinski[9] ; 11. 94K-Kurt Huber[12] ; 12. 32-Ryan French[11]

A-Main - (25 Laps)

1. 1W-Paul Weaver[2]; 2. 19R-Steve Rando[3]; 3. 6-Dustin Dinan[11]; 4. 36-Seth Schneider[7]; 5. 8M-T.J Michael[12]; 6. 8-Bobby Clark[17]; 7. 9-Jimmy Colvin[15]; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice[1]; 9. 25-Jason Keckler[19]; 10. 7M-Brandon Moore[20]; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn[14]; 12. 8I-John Ivy[10]; 13. 1-Nate Dussel[6]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron[4]; 15. 22D-Dan Hammond[5]; 16. 2-Ricky Peterson[16]; 17. 28-Dustin Stroup[13]; 18. 7A-Alvin Roepke[8]; 19. 5R-Jordan Ryan[9]

Hard Charger: 8-Bobby Clark[+11]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

AAA Auto Club Dirt Trucks (19 Trucks)

[#]-Starting Position

Heat 1 - American Power Sports (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Matt Foos[5] ; 2. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[4] ; 3. 5-Jim McGrath[9] ; 4. 3X-Brad Keckler[1] ; 5. O1-Art Ball[6] ; 6. 4S-Keith Sorg[10] ; 7. 8KB-Kent Brewer[7] ; 8. O-Jim Keegan[3] ; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[8] ; 10. 22-Brandon Leighton[2]

Heat 2 - Kistler Racing Products (8 Laps - Top 10 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 36M-Cory McCaughey[2] ; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[3] ; 3. 7B-Shawn Valenti[7] ; 4. 18W-Cory Ward[4] ; 5. 33-Jeff Ward[8] ; 6. 7-Dana Frey[6] ; 7. 37-Eric Devanna[9] ; 8. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[5] ; 9. 3-Andy Earnhart[1]

A-Main - (20 Laps)

1. 7B-Shawn Valenti[4]; 2. 88-Dan Roepke Jr.[9]; 3. 5JR-Jimmy McGrath Jr.[6]; 4. 8KB-Kent Brewer[13]; 5. 18W-Cory Ward[7]; 6. 36M-Cory McCaughey[8]; 7. 33-Jeff Ward[5]; 8. 37-Eric Devanna[12]; 9. D1-Dustin Keegan[17]; 10. O-Jim Keegan[15]; 11. O1-Art Ball[1]; 12. 4S-Keith Sorg[11]; 13. 85S-Bradley Stuckey[14]; 14. 22-Brandon Leighton[18]; 15. 7-Dana Frey[10]; 16. 2-Matt Foos[2]; 17. 3X-Brad Keckler[3]; 18. 5-Jim McGrath[19]; 19. 3-Andy Earnhart[16]

Hard Charger: 8KB-Kent Brewer[+9]

©2014 - Results Provided by: Computer Man Inc. Fremont, OH

 

 

Wild Child rim-rides to Atomic Speedweek victory

 

By Brian Liskai

 

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (Wednesday, June 25, 2014) – Jac Haudenschild lived up to his nickname “The Wild Child” at Atomic Speedway Wednesday night. The Wooster, Ohio driver blasted around Dale Blaney with five laps to go and went on to score the win on night #3 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions.

 

Haudenschild used the concrete wall in turns three and four as a cushion to rim-ride to his second All Star win of 2014. It is his 28th career series victory.

 

“That was really fun. The track was awesome. The fastest way was around the top. I was running up there pretty high. It was a little easier running second. Dale was definitely fast but I was able to see his line and we got there at the end,” said Haudenschild beside his Destiny Racing/Rick Rogers Construction/Mondak Portables/Triple X Racing/Renegade Rentals/Champion Oil backed machine.

 

“We’ve been getting better every week and hopefully we can keep it up. The car is feeling good and the guys have worked their tails off,” added Haudenschild.

 

For Blaney, who came into the night leading the UNOH All Star national and Ohio Region points and the 2014 Ohio Sprint Speedweek points, it was another solid night with a second place finish despite leading the first 25 laps.

 

“It was my mistake. I moved to the middle there a little bit. It almost felt like it was starting to lock down there in the middle and I probably ran a little too conservative there to try and stay in it. He just got a run on me there and after that he was running pretty hard. My mistake for running a little too easy in one and two and being conservative. The guys gave me a great car and I just brought it home in second. Every night we’ve been really good and put ourselves in a good position and that’s what it takes,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/GF1 Chassis/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed #14K.

 

Randy Hannagan would battle with Blaney for the runner-up position the final four laps before coming home in third.

 

“Car came on really good the last 10 laps. I missed that corner that one time that I didn’t need to miss it,” said Hannagan beside his Do-Si-Do/Upper Auto/Kenny’s Components backed #11n. “Ed Neumeister gives me an awesome car and my guys, Kent Karhoff and Jonathan Karhoff work their butts off for me. They make me look good.”

 

After the 62-car field was whittled down to the final 24 A-main starters it would be Blaney and Sheldon Haudenschild who would bring the field to the green for the 30-lap feature. Blaney would grab the lead over Sheldon Haudenschild, Cole Duncan, Jac Haudenschild, Taylor Ferns, Danny Smith, Randy Hannagan, Brady Bacon and Caleb Griffith. Jac Haudenschild would grab third on lap two.

 

It didn’t take the leaders long to find heavy lapped traffic by lap five but the action would grind to a halt on lap six when Cale Thomas would blow a right rear tire and get into the front stretch wall, getting upside down. On the restart Blaney pulled away slightly as the son and feather battled for second. Jac would take the runner-up spot on lap eight, bringing Duncan into third with Sheldon, Hannagan, Smith and Shane Stewart in tow.

 

Blaney would find lapped traffic by the 12th circuit with Haudenschild staying within striking distance while Duncan battled with Hannagan with Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith and Griffith in pursuit. Jimmy Stinson would spin to bring out the caution on lap 14 and once again hand the leaders a clear track. Blaney and Jac Haudenschild would pull away from the field and run nose to tail with Duncan, Hannagan, Sheldon Haudenschild, Smith, Griffith, Stewart and Bacon in tow. Bacon would spin in turn one on lap 21 to once again give the leaders a clean track.

 

On the restart once again Blaney and Jac Haudenschild were glued together and pulled away while Duncan was battling with Hannagan for third. Jac would execute a perfect slider on Blaney in turns three and four to take the lead with five laps to go when the red flew for a pile-up involving Christopher Bell, Danny Holtgraver and Cory Crabtree. On the restart Jac Haudenschild would continue to blast away at the extreme top edge of the track with Blaney now locked in a battle for second with Hannagan while Sheldon Haudenschild was battling with Griffith for fourth.

 

Jac Haudenschild would drive to the win with Blaney edging Hannagan for second while Griffith and Sheldon Haudenschild rounded out the top five.

 

Atomic Speedway  - 6/25/2014

UNOH Night

 

All Star Circuit of Champions (62 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

 

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1

14K

Dale Blaney,

12.368

 

2

49

Cole Duncan

12.370

 

3

99

Brady Bacon

12.416

 

4

9W

Jac Haudenschild

12.449

 

5

81

Lee Jacobs

12.451

 

6

55F

Taylor Ferns

12.483

 

7

93

Sheldon Haudenschild

12.501

8

4

Danny Smith

12.508

 

 

 

9

40DD

Caleb Griffith

12.519

 

 

 

10

11N

Randy Hannagan

12.530

 

 

 

11

2

Shane Stewart

12.583

 

 

 

12

60C

Kory Crabtree

12.594

 

 

 

13

33M

Christopher Bell

12.702

 

 

 

14

22

Ryan Broughton

12.726

 

 

 

15

5T

Travis Philo

12.733

 

 

 

16

35

Stuart Brubaker

12.736

 

 

 

17

48

Danny Dietrich

12.755

 

 

 

18

10H

Danny Holtgraver

12.757

 

 

 

19

A76

Jimmy Stinson

12.775

 

 

 

20

45

Tim Shaffer

12.781

 

 

 

21

5R

Byron Reed

12.807

 

 

 

22

83

Stevie Smith

12.842

 

 

 

23

24H

Brandon Wimmer

12.842

 

 

 

24

W20

Greg Wilson

12.860

 

 

 

25

1ST

Gary Taylor

12.882

 

 

 

26

9X

Rob Chaney

12.917

 

 

 

27

3G

James McFadden

12.942

 

 

 

28

19P

Paige Polyak

12.955

 

 

 

29

71M

Paul May

12.965

 

 

 

30

91

Cale Thomas

13.050

 

 

 

31

35AU

Jamie Veal

13.068

 

 

 

32

21

Dallas Hewitt

13.122

 

 

 

33

78

Todd Kane

13.136

 

 

 

34

92

Sam Ashworth

13.153

 

 

 

35

5

Dave Glennon

13.162

 

 

 

36

77AU

Darren Mollenoyux

13.230

 

 

 

37

44W

Austin Wheatley

13.291

 

 

 

38

22S

Brandon Spithaler

13.319

 

 

 

39

83X

Nate Reeser

13.334

 

 

 

40

3F

Brandy Bower

13.335

 

 

 

41

41

Randy Fink

13.346

 

 

 

42

57X

Andrew Palker

13.391

 

 

 

43

2S

Nathan Skaggs

13.400

 

 

 

44

40I

Mark Imler

13.416

 

 

 

45

22D

Josh Davis

13.517

 

 

 

46

A97

Aaron Higgins

13.624

 

 

 

47

71AU

Ryan Davis

13.769

 

 

 

48

45C

Mark Coleman

13.906

 

 

 

49

96AU

Bruce White

14.173

 

 

 

50

D12

Jason Dolick

14.261

 

 

 

51

22R

Kevin Roberts Jr.

14.362

 

 

 

52

25AU

Jack Lee

17.708

 

 

 

53

35M

Wes McGlumphy

99.995

 

 

 

54

63

Chad Kemenah

99.996

 

 

 

55

59

Bryan Nuckles

99.997

 

 

 

56

3FX

Dean Kester

99.998

 

 

 

57

4X

Shawn Petersen

99.999

 

 

 

 

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 35-Stuart Brubaker[1] ; 2. 14k-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. 9x-Rob Chaney[6] ; 4. 55F-Taylor Ferns[3] ; 5. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7] ; 6. 5-Dave Glennon[8] ; 7. 3F-Brandy Bower[9] ; 8. 5R-Byron Reed[5] ; 9. 63-Chad Kemenah[12] ; 10. 22D-Josh Davis[10] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 12. 2-Shane Stewart[2]

 

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [3] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[1] ; 3. 49-Cole Duncan[4] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 6. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux [8] ; 7. 41-Randy Fink[9]; 8.D12-Jason Dolick[11]; 9. 59-Bryan Nuckles[12]; 10. 60c-Cory Crabtree[2]; 11. 98h-Dave Blaney[7]; 12. A97-Aaron Higgins[10]

 

Heat 3 – Dragon Race Fuels (8 laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver [1]; 2. 33M-Christopher Bell[2]; 3. 99-Brady Bacon[4]; 4. 4-Danny Smith[3]; 5. 44w-Austen Wheatley[8]; 6. 19p-Paige Polyak[6]; 7. 57x-Andrew Palker[9]; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[7]; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10]; 10. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.[11]; 11. 3FX-Dean Kester[12]; 12. 24H-Brandon Wimmer [5]

 

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1.A76-Jimmy Stinson[1]; 2. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 3. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[3]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson[5]; 5. 71m-Paul May[6]; 6. 78-Todd Kane[7]; 7. 2s-Nathan Skaggs[9]; 8. 22-Ryan Broughton[2]; 9. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[8]; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[11]; 11. 45C-Mark Coleman[10]; 12. 4x-Shawn Petersen[12]

 

Heat 5 – UNOH (8 Laps – Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 2. 5t-Travis Philo[2]; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan[3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas[6]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 6. 1st-Gary Taylor[5]; 7. 83x-Nate Reeser[8]; 8. 40I-Mark Imler[9]; 9. 92-Sam Ashworth[7]; 10. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[11]; 11. 12-Nick Roberts[10]

 

Dash – Comfort Inn, Chillicothe OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 14k-Dale Blaney[1]; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4]; 4. 49-Cole Duncan[3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon[6]; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns[5]

 

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 2s-Nathan Skaggs[3]; 2. 57x-Andrew Palker[2]; 3. A97-Aaron Higgins[6]; 4. 40i-Mark Imler[4]; 5. 41-Randy Fink[1]; 6. 25AU-Jack Lee[12]; 7. 35m-Wes McGlumphy[13]; 8. 96AU-Bruce White[9]; 9. 22r-Kevin Roberts Jr.[11]; 10. 4x-Shawn Petersen[17]; 11. 22d-Josh Davis[5]; 12. 63-Chad Kemenah[14]; 13. D12-Jason Dolick[10]; 14. 71AU-Ryan Davis[7]; 15. 59-Bryan Nuckles[15]; 16. 3FX-Dean kester[16]; 17. 45c-Mark Coleman[8]

 

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 2-Shane Stewart[2]; 2. 60c-Kory Crabtree[3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs[1]; 4. 24h-Brandon Wimmer[7]; 5. 22-RyanBroughton[4]; 6. 5r-Byron Reed[5]; 7. 1st-Gary Taylor[8]; 8. 83-Stevie Smith[6]; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak[9]; 10. 35AU-Jamie Veal[11]; 11. 71m-Paul May[10]; 12. 21-Dallas Hewitt[12]; 13. 44w-Austen Wheatley[17]; 14. 92-Sam Ashworth[14]; 15. 78-Todd Kane[13]; 16. 5-Dave Glennon[15]; 17. 83x-Nate Reeser[19]; 18. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[16]; 19. 22s-Brandon Spithaler[18]; 20. 3F-Brandy Bower[20]; 21. 57x-Andrew Palker[21];

 

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 9w-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[1]; 3. 11n-Randy Hannagan[9]; 4. 40DD-Caleb Griffith[8]; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2]; 6. 49-Cole Duncan[4]; 7. 5t-Travis Philo[14]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs[11]; 9. 4-Danny Smith[7]; 10. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 11. 3G-James McFadden[23]; 12. W20-Greg Wilson[21]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich[16]; 14. 2-Shane Stewart[12]; 15. 35-Stuart Brubaker[15]; 16. 55f-Taylor Ferns[6]; 17. 9X-Rob Chaney[22]; 18. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[17]; 19. 60C-Cory Crabtree[13]; 20. 33m-Christopher Bell[10]; 21. 99-Brady Bacon[5]; 22. 45-Tim Shaffer[19]; 23. A76-Jimmy Stinson[18]; 24. 91-Cale Thomas [24]

Hard Charger: 3G-James McFadden +12

 

 

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Blaney takes advantage of others' miscues for All Star win at Waynesfield

By Brian Liskai

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (Sunday, June 22, 2014) – Dale Blaney took advantage of other drivers’ miscues and bad luck Sunday to earn his 101st University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win on night #2 of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

The 40-lap feature was filled with excitement, drama and plenty of racing mishaps.

Early on Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich seemed headed to his first ever Ohio Speedweek win. But then Byron Reed looked like he would steal the victory. When a lapped car spun in front of Reed it ended his chances and gave Dietrich another shot. But then late in the race Blaney began to pressure Dietrich who would spin with six laps to go while trying to fend off Blaney and get around lapped cars.

Blaney would pull away the final hand full of laps for his second UNOH All Star triumph of the year.

“Battle of survival I guess. Byron and Danny had a really good race going on there and I was just watching it. I knew when we got to traffic I’d probably be a little bit better. Out in the open I really wasn’t that great. I feel bad for Byron. He got the lead and was rolling good and got caught up. And Danny sees me up of four and runs down there and parks it and turns himself around. I know the 35AU (15th starter Jamie Veal) was good in his heat race up on the top. That kid gasses it up. I knew his number was way up there on the board on that red. I was glad to see the checkered,” said Blaney beside his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance/Penske Shocks backed machine.

For Veal, the little bullring of Waynesfield reminded him of the tracks in his native Australia. And he would use that knowledge to charge to a second place finish.

“This is pretty close to what we race on at home. The team did a great job with the car. The Maxim was good and hopefully this gives us some momentum for the rest of the week,” said Veal beside his SWI Engineering backed machine.

Jac Haudenschild displayed some of that energy in his heat race that has the fans on their feet. The Wild Child didn’t disappoint in the feature either, rim-riding his way to a third place finish.

“It was a really good night. The Rick Rogers car was good and Scotty (Benic) had it nice. We were right there tonight but Blaney is so good at these tracks…heck all the tracks. He’s the guy to beat,” said Haudenschild beside his Mondack Portables, Rick Rogers Construction, Triple X Racing backed #9w. “The traffic was incredible tonight. There were lapped cars everywhere and it was tough out there tonight but I had fun.”

Dietrich and Cap Henry would bring the field to the green at “The Field” in front of a standing room only crowd. Dietrich would grab the lead over fourth starter Reed with Blaney, Henry and Danny Holtgraver in tow. Lee Jacobs would shoot high into the air off of turn two on lap three to bring out a red. The restart order was Dietrich, Reed, Blaney, Henry, Holtgraver, Stevie Smith and Travis Philo.

When the green flew again, so did Dietrich, pulling away slightly from Reed and Blaney. Dietrich would catch the rear of the field by lap 9 and Reed and Blaney closed with Henry, Holtgraver and Philo staying within striking distance. Henry would spin on lap 15 for the second caution.

The restart order saw Dietrich having a lapped machine between himself and Reed and Blaney with four lappers back to fourth place Holtgraver, Smith and Haudenschild. On the ensuing restart Gary Taylor would stop with a flat tire. When the green flew again Reed quickly disposed of the lapped car and ran to Dietrich’s inside. The pair were literally side by side at the scoring stripe over the next couple of laps before Christopher Bell would spin in turn three, collecting Brandon Wimmer who would retire pit side.

The restart order was Dietrich, Reed, Blaney, Smith, Philo, Holtgraver and Jac Haudenschild. Dietrich and Reed would run nose to tail and side by side over the next hand full of laps before encountering heavy lapped traffic by lap 22. And once again the duo would battle hard and it looked like Reed would take control when disaster struck. On lap 24 Henry would spin right in front of the leaders and Reed would pile into him to end his run.

That would necessitate a fuel stop. And when the 3 minutes expired, All Star officials would penalize third running Stevie Smith for not having his crew off the track in time, sending him to the tail. He would elect to go to the pits.

The restart order would see Dietrich with a lapped car behind him followed by Blaney, another lapped machine, Jac Haudenschild, Philo, Veal and Shane Stewart. For the second straight night Stewart was charging from the last row starting spot to the front.

When the green flew this time Dietrich could not shake Blaney and Haudenschild while Veal, Philo and Stewart gave chase. Veal would take fourth on lap 29 as Blaney applied pressure to Dietrich. The leaders were racing into lapped cars with 9 laps to go and Blaney kept sticking the nose of his car under Dietrich. The pressure worked as Dietrich tried to block Blaney and split two lapped cars in turn one with six laps to go resulting in a spin.

Blaney was no in charge and pulled away slightly on the start as Haudenschild had his hands full with Veal with Stewart and Philo battling for fifth. Blaney would drive to the checkers with Veal getting by Haudenschild on the last lap for second. Stewart and Philo would round out the top five.

Jac’s son Sheldon would storm from 22nd starting spot to sixth with Greg Wilson from 14th to 7th, Cole Duncan from 19th to 8th, Caleb Helms from 18th to 9th and Bell coming back to round out the top 10.

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Waynesfield Raceway Park - 6/22/2014

UNOH Night

All Star Circuit of Champions (45 Cars)

[#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines

1. 14K-Dale Blaney, 10.593; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 10.746; 3. 33M-Christopher Bell, 10.759; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 10.760; 5. 53-Cap Henry, 10.780; 6. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 10.810; 7. 83-Stevie Smith, 10.879; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer, 10.895; 9. 5T-Travis Philo, 10.941; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 10.971; 11. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 10.980; 12. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 10.988; 13. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 10.994; 14. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.021; 15. 98-Dave Blaney, 11.052; 16. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 11.055; 17. 71-Kevin Swindell, 11.069; 18. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 11.096; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.102; 20. 40-Caleb Helms, 11.115; 21. 49-Cole Duncan, 11.174; 22. 63-Chad Kemenah, 11.211; 23. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 11.211; 24. 71MX-Paul May, 11.220; 25. 3G-James McFadden, 11.250; 26. 4-Danny Smith, 11.259; 27. 55F-Taylor Ferns, 11.285; 28. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.322; 29. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.335; 30. 44W-Austin Wheatley, 11.349; 31. 2-Shane Stewart, 11.372; 32. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 11.382; 33. 70-Derek Hagar, 11.409; 34. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 11.419; 35. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 11.445; 36. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 11.459; 37. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 11.477; 38. 6M-Max Stambaugh, 11.497; 39. 25AU-Jack Lee, 11.535; 40. 22-Ryan Broughton, 11.589; 41. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.646; 42. 4X-Shawn Petersen, 11.778; 43. 41K-Cole Ketcham, 12.129; 44. 96AU-Bruce White, 12.222; 45. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 99.000

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[3] ; 2. 49-Cole Duncan[1] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[6] ; 4. 53-Cap Henry[5] ; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[4] ; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[8] ; 7. 70-Derek Hagar[9] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[11] ; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 10. 3G-James McFadden[7] ; 11. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[12] ; 12. 71-Kevin Swindell[2]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 63-Chad Kemenah[1] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[6] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[3] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5] ; 5. 35-Stuart Brubaker[2] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 44W-Austin Wheatley[8] ; 8. 6M-Max Stambaugh[10] ; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair[4] ; 11. 4X-Shawn Petersen[11]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs[2] ; 3. 2-Shane Stewart[8] ; 4. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[1] ; 5. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 6. 98-Dave Blaney[3] ; 7. 11N-Randy Hannagan[9] ; 8. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 9. 41K-Cole Ketcham[11] ; 10. 55F-Taylor Ferns[7] ; 11. 33M-Christopher Bell[6]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (10 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 40-Caleb Helms[2] ; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[3] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[4] ; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[5] ; 5. 5R-Byron Reed[6] ; 6. 22-Ryan Broughton[10] ; 7. 71MX-Paul May[1] ; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[9] ; 9. 21-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 10. 96AU-Bruce White[11] ; 11. 60-Kory Crabtree[7]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature

1. 48-Danny Dietrich[2] ; 2. 53-Cap Henry[4] ; 3. 14K-Dale Blaney[5] ; 4. 5R-Byron Reed[1] ; 5. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[3]

C-Main - Computer Man Inc. (10 Laps - Top 2 finishers transfer to the B-feature)

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh[2] ; 2. 25AU-Jack Lee[3] ; 3. 71AU-Ryan Davis[1] ; 4. 4X-Shawn Petersen[6] ; 5. 96AU-Bruce White[8] ; 6. 22-Ryan Broughton[4] ; 7. 41K-Cole Ketcham[7] ; 8. 97-Dean Jacobs[5] ; 9. 7C-Caleb Armstrong[9]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature)

1. 33M-Christopher Bell[1] ; 2. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[10] ; 3. 70-Derek Hagar[13] ; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair[2] ; 5. 98-Dave Blaney[3] ; 6. 4-Danny Smith[7] ; 7. 44W-Austin Wheatley[11] ; 8. 55F-Taylor Ferns[8] ; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[17] ; 10. 71MX-Paul May[5] ; 11. 25AU-Jack Lee[18] ; 12. 11N-Randy Hannagan[15] ; 13. 46AU-Stuart Williams[14] ; 14. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr.[16] ; 15. 60-Kory Crabtree[9] ; 16. 71-Kevin Swindell[4] ; 17. 3G-James McFadden[6] ; 18. 21-Dallas Hewitt[12]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (40 Laps)

1. 14K-Dale Blaney[3]; 2. 35AU-Jamie Veal[15]; 3. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[23]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo[8]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[22]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[14]; 8. 49-Cole Duncan[19]; 9. 40-Caleb Helms[18]; 10. 33M-Christopher Bell[11]; 11. 1ST-Gary Taylor[10]; 12. 5R-Byron Reed[4]; 13. 45-Tim Shaffer[7]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich[1]; 15. 70-Derek Hagar[24]; 16. 63-Chad Kemenah[20]; 17. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[21]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs[17]; 19. 83-Stevie Smith[6]; 20. 53-Cap Henry[2]; 21. 35-Stuart Brubaker[16]; 22. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[5]; 23. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[13]; 24. 35R-Ronnie Blair[12]

Hard Charger: 2-Shane Stewart[+19]

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Holtgraver opens Ohio Sprint Speedweek with first ever Eldora Victory

ROSSBURG, OH (Saturday, June 21, 2014) - Danny Holtgraver is only 24 years old but he showed the maturity of a seasoned sprint car veteran Saturday at Eldora Speedway. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania driver held off veteran Dale Blaney in a three lap shoot-out to score his first career win at the legendary "Big E" to open the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

With eight laps to go Holtgraver was trying to battle through heavy lapped traffic and Blaney was coming on strong as was Jac Haudenschild. But, when Rob Chaney stopped with three laps to go it gave Holtgraver a clear track but it also moved Blaney right on his rear bumper. As the green flew on the restart Holtgraver got a tremendous drive to the outside wall and drove away from Blaney for his second University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win of 2014. The victory was Holtgraver's eighth career UNOH All Star win.

"I knew on that restart I had to run around the top as hard as I could. I have to thank all my guys. Rob Hunter for giving me this opportunity. My dad, pup, Barman, Earl, Josh...everyone that helps us out on this thing," said Holtgraver beside his Golden Flavor Sesame Sticks, Berlin Natural Bakery, Bonnell's Rod Shop, Alternative Power Sources, West View Motors, DKW Transport backed #10h.

"We've had a couple of up and down weeks and these guys have had a lot of work to do and it paid off because here we are," continued Holtgraver. "I told Rob this week I don't care if we win any where else I want to win Eldora. I got it...this is unbelievable...I couldn't ask for more...this is amazing. I can't wait to come back here."

For Blaney, who leads the UNOH All Star national and Ohio region points, a second place run is a great way to start Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

"When that yellow came out with 15 to go we were really good. We probably had a harder left rear tire than these guys and I still had a shot at him (Holtgraver) with about five laps to go. He got held up a little bit but I made about three bad corners and didn't capitalize and there it goes," said Blaney about his Kennedy Cattle/Ti22 Performance, Penske Shocks backed machine.

There's just something about Eldora that brings out the best in Randy Hannagan who would run in the top three the entire 30 laps of the feature.

"We definitely had a good race car. We were kind of limited in our tire choice for the feature and we gambled and it didn't pay off. From lap 15 on I was just kind of holding on," said Hannagan beside his Upper Auto Parts/Kenny's Components backed #11n. "I could be frustrated if I couldn't see why we slowed up but we know why and we'll carry that on to the King's Royal."

Tim Shaffer and Holtgraver would bring the field to green for the 30-lap feature at "The Big E." Shaffer would gain the upper hand over Holtgraver, Lee Jacobs, Hannagan, Jason Meyers, Danny Dietrich and Caleb Helms. Hannagan would use the bottom grove to drive into third on lap two.

With five laps in Holtgraver closed on Shaffer and made the classic Eldora slider to take the lead on lap six with Hannagan, Jacobs, Meyers, Dietrich and a closing Jac Haudenschild in tow. The leaders would blast into lapped traffic by the eighth circuit and Hannagan was diving under Shaffer for second which he would take a lap later.

Holtgraver had built a sizeable lead when he got into heavy lapped traffic on lap 11, allowing Hannagan to close with Shaffer, Jacobs, Haudenschild and Meyers in pursuit. On lap 14 Holtgraver held a slight lead over Hannagan but the action for third was tremendous involving Shaffer, Jacobs, Haudenschild and Blaney. With the crossed flags in the air for the half-way mark Blaney drove under the trio of Shaffer, Jacobs and Haudenschild to take third as the caution flew for Derek Hagar spin. On the ensuing restart Holtgraver drove away with Hannagan having his hands full with Blaney as Shaffer and Haudenschild worked to stay close. Blaney would make the move into second on lap 19 with Hannagan, Haudenschild, Schaffer, Jacobs and Chad Kemenah in pursuit.

With eight laps to go the leaders again raced into lapped traffic which allowed Haudenschild to take third from Hannagan. With the signal for five laps to go Blaney had used lapped traffic to close quickly on Holtgraver with Haudenschild also blasting away on the concrete outside wall to stay within striking distance.

Rob Chaney would bring out the final caution with three laps to go just as Blaney was racing to Holtgraver's inside for the lead. Under caution Haudenschild's right rear tire was going flat forcing him pit side and putting Hannagan back into third.

With a clear track Holtgraver got an excellent restart and flew to the outside to pull away the remaining three laps for the win with Blaney, Hannagan and Shaffer rounding out the top five. Shane Stewart would drive from his 24th starting spot - last - to finish sixth with Kevin Swindell, Greg Wilson (from 23rd), Kemenah, Dietrich and James McFadden rounding out the top 10.

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Eldora Speedway - 6/21/2014

All Star Circuit of Champions (44 Cars) [#]-Starting Position

Qualifying - Kistler Engines 1. 45-Tim Shaffer, 13.504; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver, 13.631; 3. 83X-Jason Meyers, 13.696; 4. 11N-Randy Hannagan, 13.709; 5. 83-Stevie Smith, 13.724; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah, 13.839; 7. 3G-James McFadden, 13.868; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.899; 9. 40-Caleb Helms, 13.903; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.944; 11. 14K-Dale Blaney, 13.945; 12. 9W-Jac Haudenschild, 13.949; 13. 71-Kevin Swindell, 13.950; 14. OO-Jim Nier, 13.953; 15. 9X-Rob Chaney, 13.965; 16. 49-Cole Duncan, 13.976; 17. 98H-Dave Blaney, 13.976; 18. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.979; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.986; 20. 1ST-Gary Taylor, 14.007; 21. 97-Dean Jacobs, 14.016; 22. 24H-Brandon Wimmer, 14.029; 23. 4-Danny Smith, 14.049; 24. 70-Derek Hagar, 14.085; 25. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.114; 26. 60C-Kory Crabtree, 14.142; 27. W20-Greg Wilson, 14.212; 28. 35AU-Jamie Veal, 14.229; 29. 44W-Austen Wheatley, 14.264; 30. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.281; 31. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 14.307; 32. 21-Dallas Hewitt, 14.357; 33. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.581; 34. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 14.748; 35. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.801; 36. 5H-Jordan Harble, 14.946; 37. 25AU-Jack Lee, 15.117; 38. 6-Cody Gardner, 15.257; 39. 35M-Wes McGlumphy, 15.477; 40. 71AU-Ryan Davis, 15.626; 41. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux, 15.630; 42. 4X-Shawn Petersen, 99.999; 43. 15H-Mitch Harble, 99.999; 44. 17H-Jared Horstman , 99.999

Heat 1 - Kears Speed Shop (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 98H-Dave Blaney[2] ; 2. 45-Tim Shaffer[6] ; 3. 97-Dean Jacobs[1] ; 4. 71-Kevin Swindell[3] ; 5. 40-Caleb Helms[4] ; 6. 83-Stevie Smith[5] ; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 8. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[11] ; 9. 44W-Austen Wheatley[8] ; 10. 25AU-Jack Lee[10] ; 11. 96AU-Bruce White[9]

Heat 2 - All Pro Aluminum Heads (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 5T-Travis Philo[2] ; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich[4] ; 3. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[1] ; 4. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[6] ; 5. OO-Jim Nier[3] ; 6. 63-Chad Kemenah[5] ; 7. 60C-Kory Crabtree[7] ; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker[8] ; 9. 6-Cody Gardner[10] ; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams[9] ; 11. 4X-Shawn Petersen[11]

Heat 3 - Dragon Racing Fuels (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 4-Danny Smith[1] ; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[4] ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[7] ; 4. 2-Shane Stewart[9] ; 5. 83X-Jason Meyers[6] ; 6. 9X-Rob Chaney[3] ; 7. 3G-James McFadden[5] ; 8. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[2] ; 9. 35R-Ronnie Blair[8] ; 10. 35M-Wes McGlumphy[10]

Heat 4 - Kinsler Fuel Injection (8 Laps - Top 5 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[4] ; 2. 11N-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 3. 1ST-Gary Taylor[2] ; 4. 70-Derek Hagar[1] ; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs[5] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[7] ; 7. 49-Cole Duncan[3] ; 8. 21-Dallas Hewitt[8] ; 9. 71AU-Ryan Davis[10] ; 10. 5H-Jordan Harble[9]

Dash - Howard Johnson Hotel - Lima, OH (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 6 starting positions of A-feature 1. 45-Tim Shaffer[1] ; 2. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[3] ; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs[4] ; 5. 83X-Jason Meyers[2] ; 6. 40-Caleb Helms[6]

B-Main - MSD Ignition (12 Laps - Top 4 finishers transfer to the A-feature) 1. 83-Stevie Smith[1] ; 2. 9X-Rob Chaney[4] ; 3. 63-Chad Kemenah[2] ; 4. 3G-James McFadden[3] ; 5. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[6] ; 6. 35AU-Jamie Veal[9] ; 7. 49-Cole Duncan[5] ; 8. 44W-Austen Wheatley[10] ; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki[7] ; 10. 60C-Kory Crabtree[8] ; 11. 57X-Andrew Palker[11] ; 12. 46AU-Stuart Williams[15] ; 13. 35R-Ronnie Blair[12] ; 14. 77AU-Darren Mollenoyux[21] ; 15. 71AU-Ryan Davis[20] ; 16. 35M-Wes McGlumphy[19] ; 17. 96AU-Bruce White[14] ; 18. 6-Cody Gardner[18] ; 19. 4X-Shawn Petersen[22] ; 20. 21-Dallas Hewitt[13] ; 21. 5H-Jordan Harble[16] ; 22. 25AU-Jack Lee[17]

A-Main - University of Northwestern Ohio (30 Laps) 1. 10H-Danny Holtgraver[2]; 2. 14K-Dale Blaney[8]; 3. 11N-Randy Hannagan[3]; 4. 45-Tim Shaffer[1]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart[24]; 6. 71-Kevin Swindell[10]; 7. W20-Greg Wilson[23]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah[12]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich[7]; 10. 3G-James McFadden[13]; 11. 83X-Jason Meyers[5]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs[4]; 13. 9W-Jac Haudenschild[9]; 14. 1ST-Gary Taylor[18]; 15. OO-Jim Nier[14]; 16. 5T-Travis Philo[17]; 17. 40-Caleb Helms[6]; 18. 70-Derek Hagar[22]; 19. 9X-Rob Chaney[15]; 20. 83-Stevie Smith[11]; 21. 4-Danny Smith[21]; 22. 24H-Brandon Wimmer[20]; 23. 97-Dean Jacobs[19]; 24. 98H-Dave Blaney[16] Hard Charger: 2-Shane Stewart[+19]

 

 

32nd Annual UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Ohio Sprint Speedweek

CAMARGO, Ill. (Monday, June 16, 2014) – The 2014 season for the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circ