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Tech Official Eric Walls to become All Star Series Director in 2019

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 13, 2018) - After serving four seasons as the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Technical Director, Central Pennsylvania transplant Eric Walls will now switch roles and takeover Series Director duties, effective immediately.

Walls, who joined the All Star staff as Technical Director just after Tony Stewart purchased the Series in 2015, will bring experience and passion to the director’s chair in 2019, hoping to utilize prior experiences to lead the All Star Circuit of Champions down a path of success.

“It is an honor to be promoted to this role. I’m confident I can do my part in representing the Series at the highest level,” Eric Walls explained, who will head race day operations for the All Star Circuit of Champions including race control. “I’ve had the privilege of being able to surround myself with great people, as well as a great organization. They believe in me and my abilities and I am more than excited to get started.”

In addition to his experience as Technical Director for the All Star Circuit of Champions - the head of pre-race technical inspection, as well as an on-track assistant to race control - Walls has been an active consultant to much of the sprint car world, helping administer premier events such as the Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield Motor Speedway and the Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway.

With only the annual award ceremony left on the 2018 calendar, the All Star Circuit of Champions will activate their 2019 campaign with a trip to the Sunshine State. Tentative Florida plans include visiting Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, as well as Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, each during the early weeks of February.

The season will kick-start officially on January 31 at Bubba Raceway Park.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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#GYATKExtravaganza cancelled; Aaron Reutzel, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports earn All Star driver and owner titles

KOKOMO, Ind. (October 7, 2018) - Unfortunately, heavily saturated grounds from the precipitation received on Saturday evening has forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Kokomo Speedway officials to cancel the #GYATKExtravaganza/All Star season finale at ‘Indiana’s Baddest Bullring.’

Track officials were expecting the facility to dry during the overnight hours and into Sunday morning, but the amount of rain received was too much to withstand. The event will not be rescheduled.

With all events concluded, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel, a nine-time winner during All Star Circuit of Champions competition, will be crowned the 2018 All Star Driver Champion. The title is a first-ever for the Texan, ending his 2018 campaign with a lavish 30 top ten finishes in 41 feature starts, 21 of them within the top five. Reutzel’s ninth and final victory occurred on the highbanks of Eldora Speedway during 4-Crown Nationals weekend.

Aaron Reutzel’s season performance also translated into an Owner Championship for Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports. For their efforts, the team will receive a $50,000 top prize.

FINAL All Star Circuit of Champions Owner Standings: - Team/Primary Driver 1. Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Aaron Reutzel - 5462 2. Tom Buch Racing/Paul McMahan - 5430 3. Gaerte-Norman/Carson Macedo - 5398 4. Hunter Racing/Chad Kemenah - 5318 5. Destiny Motorsports/Brock Zearfoss - 5068 6. Premier Motorsports/Dave Blaney - 5016 7. Michael McGhee/Ryan Smith - 5010 8. Dave Jessup Racing/Cale Conley - 4736 9. Brandon Spithaler/Brandon Spithaler - 4410 10. Travis Esh/Tyler Esh - 4164

FINAL All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5462 2. Carson Macedo - 5398 3. Chad Kemenah - 5318 4. Paul McMahan - 5174 5. Dave Blaney - 5016 6. Cale Conley - 4736 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4410 8. Tyler Esh - 4164 9. Jac Haudenschild - 4042 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3994

 

 

The 2018 All Star season will conclude with #GYATKExtravaganza at Kokomo Speedway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 3, 2018) - The 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Driver Championship, as well as the 2018 All Star Owner Championship, will be decided at ‘Indiana’s Baddest Bullring’ - Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., on Saturday, October 6.

The ‘Get Your Ass To Kokomo Extravaganza’ (#GYATKExtravaganza), the second and final Hoosier State appearance for the traveling All Stars in 2018, will headline action at the northern Indiana quarter-mile on Saturday night, concluding a near-nine month All Star campaign complete with events in nine states across much of the Midwest and Northeast. The season ignited officially with action in sunny, northern Florida on February 1.

Despite weather wreaking havoc during most recent attempts, Tony Stewart’s All Stars have visited Kokomo Speedway on 24 occasions throughout Series history, most recently making the trek in 2016 for two nights of Dirt Classic Indiana competition on July 22 & 23. St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is the most recent to ‘park it’ in Kokomo victory lane, earning the Dirt Classic Indiana title worth $12,500. With plans to defend his All Star triumph, Abreu will return to Kokomo Speedway on Saturday night for the season-ending Extravaganza.

As an added bonus for open wheel fans across the map, the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Cars will also be on the evening card at ‘Indiana’s Baddest Bullring,’ For those who cannot attend the sprint car doubleheader, Speed Shift TV will be on hand to capture all of the action, as well as offer a live pay-per-view internet broadcast for purchase. Those seeking additional information should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Aaron Reutzel and Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports will enter the Kokomo Speedway All Star finale in sole control of the Driver Championship and Owner Championship, respectively. Considering Reutzel’s current point lead in the driver chase that equals 64 markers over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo, simply taking the green on Saturday night will lock up the All Star Driver Championship. With provisionals still available for Aaron Reutzel, the driver title is all but a guarantee.

The All Star Circuit of Champions owner chase is a little more complicated. Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports’ cushion over Tom Buch Racing is a mere-32 points. If Paul McMahan, Buch’s primary wheelman for the 2018 season, is able to win the #GYATKExtravaganza at Kokomo Speedway, Aaron Reutzel, the full-time ace for Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports, will have to finish 15th or better to clinch the title for BMR, 16th to tie. With that said, Reutzel owns the tiebreaker which is the highest number of wins on the season; nine including a recent victory at Eldora Speedway on September 22.

The 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Owner Championship is worth $50,000.

Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. Hot laps will begin at 6 p.m. with qualifying time trials and racing to follow. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Kokomo Speedway live on the Web at www.kokomospeedway.net. If weather becomes a conflict, the All Star Circuit of Champions will utilize the previously scheduled rain date of Sunday, October 7.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Eldora Speedway on 9/22/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5462 2. Carson Macedo - 5398 3. Chad Kemenah - 5318 4. Paul McMahan - 5174 5. Dave Blaney - 5016 6. Cale Conley - 4736 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4410 8. Tyler Esh - 4164 9. Jac Haudenschild - 4042 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3994

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions ready to invade Eldora Speedway for historic Four Crown Nationals

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 20, 2018) - Two events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule, a return to the World’s Greatest Dirt Track included.

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will help the All Star Circuit of Champions close down a season, as well as define a champion, this Saturday night, September 22, as America’s Series returns to The Big E for the 37th running of the Four Crown Nationals. Joining USAC’s premier divisions which includes the USAC National Sprints, Midgets, and Silver Crown Series, the All Stars will make up the fourth and final division of the coveted Four Crown Nationals program, chasing a grand prize equaling $5,000.

Although the Eldora visit does not wrap up the All Star season completely, it does end a busy September schedule for the traveling Series, as well as give fans one last chance to witness the All Stars in the Buckeye State.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will conclude the 2018 season, officially, on Saturday, October 6, at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana.

Chasing a first-ever All Star Circuit of Champions title, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel is just two starts away from clinching that historic feat. Although the title is far from locked, Reutzel will enter the Eldora Speedway gates as the current All Star Circuit of Champions driver leader, as well as the current primary wheel man for All Star owner points leader, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports. The driver title is important, but clinching a championship for Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports is just as crucial, as the owner championship awards a top prize equaling $50,000.

The aforementioned championship battles are tight heading into the final two rounds with only 16 points separating Reutzel from Carson Macedo in the driver standings. If that is not close enough, Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports holds a mere-eight point advantage in the current owner chase, barely holding back Paul McMahan’s entry owned and operated by Tom Buch.

A campaign padded by victory, Reutzel has amassed eight wins during All Star Circuit of Champions competition in 2018, three more than the second-leading winner Carson Macedo, who has five including three in the state of the New York. In fact, all drivers within the top-five of the current All Star driver championship have earned victories this season; Reutzel (8), Macedo (5), Kemenah (2), McMahan (2), and Dave Blaney (1).

Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will open pit gates at 12 p.m. on Saturday, September 22. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 4:30 p.m., followed by hot laps beginning with USAC at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Selinsgrove Speedway on 9/15/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5312 2. Carson Macedo - 5296 3. Chad Kemenah - 5198 4. Paul McMahan - 5048 5. Dave Blaney - 4878 6. Cale Conley - 4620 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4320 8. Tyler Esh - 4056 9. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

 

 

Ryan Smith wins thriller at Selinsgrove Speedway for $10,000 payday

SELINSGROVE, Pa. (September 15, 2018) - Holding off a hard charging Freddie Rahmer, the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith put fans on their feet on Saturday night in Central Pennsylvania, ultimately earning a first-ever Jim Nace Memorial/National Open victory at Selinsgrove Speedway.

For Smith, the route to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane was not only challenging for the driver, but also challenging for the crew, as the team discovered a hole in the right-rear tire during an open red just before the midpoint of the 30-lap main event. Despite the setback, Smith and his team prevailed, eventually leading every lap to score the $10,000 payday.

The All Star victory, aboard the Mike McGhee & Associates No. 11, was Smith’s second of the 2018 season and his eighth overall with the Series. Freddie Rahmer held on to finish, just ahead of Brian Brown, Lucas Wolfe and TJ Stutts.

“This is all because of the crew guys standing behind me,” an elated Ryan Smith said in victory lane. “We started on this thing in May. We struggled some at first, but we kept getting faster and faster and now here we are in September with a big win. They work their butts off, that’s for sure. I definitely wouldn’t be standing here without their hard work and support.”

Ryan Smith and TJ Stutts led the field to green on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway. Although Smith was able to get the initial jump, it was Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer who was making the early moves, actually advancing from eighth to fifth by the time the leaders crossed under the flagstand to complete the first circuit.

The top-five remained unchanged until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap six for a slowing Michael Walter. When green flag action returned, Freddie Rahmer made another move toward the front, this time driving around Lucas Wolfe to take the fourth spot. Just three circuits later, Rahmer pounced again, this time taking the third position from TJ Stutts.

Traffic came into play for the first time on lap 13 which slowed Smith’s pace at the front of the field, ultimately allowing Brian Brown, who raced in the runner-up spot the entire distance, and Rahmer to catch Smith in a hurry. The very next circuit, Rahmer advanced in the running order yet again, this time beating Brian Brown in a drag race off of turn four to complete lap 14. A caution on lap 15 for a slowing Tyler Esh halted the feature field yet again allowing Rahmer to catch his breath. Due to the number of combined laps completed, the main event’s second caution resulted in a fuel stop.

During the five minute open red stop, Ryan Smith’s team noticed a hole in their right-rear tire. Instead of replacing the tire and forfeiting the lead, the team decided to plug the hole and attempt to finish the final 16 circuits. The decision proved to be worth $10,000, but not without a fight from Freddie Rahmer.

The field returned to green with Ryan Smith in control once again over Rahmer, Brown, Wolfe and Stutts. Although the action was limited for the next few circuits, it was what happened after the feature’s third and final caution on lap 23 that created the stir at the front of the field. When the green lights kicked back on, so did Freddie Rahmer, instantly applying pressure on Smith as the pair completed lap 23. By lap 24, Rahmer was all over the ‘Kunkletown Kid,’ actually pulling even with Smith to create a side-by-side battle for the lead.

Although the wheel-to-wheel battle ended in Smith’s favor, Rahmer was far from raising the white flag. The recent All Star winner at Port Royal Speedway threw everything he had at Smith for the next three circuits, pounding the cushion as Smith ran the bottom, nearly driving around Smith in turn four on three consecutive occasions. Despite Rahmer’s mad attempts, Smith prevailed, eventually pulling away to a 1.3 second advantage at the final checkers.

“I really wasn’t sure where to go there after that last restart,” Ryan Smith explained. “During the fuel stop, my crew was actually telling me to run the bottom, but I was so comfortable running the top. I knew Freddie [Rahmer] was going to be good, but if he was that good, he was going to have to drive around me.”

Only two events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule including a stop at the legendary Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, on Saturday, September 22. Joining all three divisions of USAC, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will help headline the 37th running of the 4-Crown Nationals which will also feature the USAC National Midgets, USAC National Sprint Cars and the USAC Silver Crown Series. The 4-Crown Nationals weekend at The Big E will actually begin on Friday, September 21, with World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series competition.

Those seeking more news and notes regarding the 4-Crown Nationals blockbuster at Eldora Speedway should visit the facility live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Selinsgrove Speedway - September 15, 2018: Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open EMi Driver’s Meeting: 31 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 16.159 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 15.876 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Lucas Wolfe Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Greg Hodnett Mobil 1 Heat #4: Dave Blaney JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith WIX Filters Dash #2: TJ Stutts Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Freddie Rahmer (+6) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.876; 2. 21-Brian Brown, 15.992; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 16.211; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.351; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 16.390; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.439; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.664; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.000

Group (B) 1. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.087; 2. 11T-TJ Stutts, 16.091; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.149; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.405; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.490; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.618; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster, 16.823; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 17.437

Group (C) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.158; 2. 33-Jared Esh, 16.214; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.228; 4. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 16.255; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.275; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.500; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer, 16.663; 8. 9-Ryan Linder, 17.024

Group (D) 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 16.092; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.133; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.177; 4. 29-Jason Shultz, 16.219; 5. 12-Blane Heimbach, 16.292; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster, 16.972; 7. 33W-Michael Walter, 17.122

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 7. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 6. 11S-Jim Shuster [7]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [8]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 2. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [1]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 33-Jared Esh [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [7]; 8. 9-Ryan Linder [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [5]; 5. 29-Jason Shultz [1]; 6. 33W-Michael Walter [7]; 7. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 11T-TJ Stutts [1]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 5. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [5]; 3. 33W-Michael Walter [4]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [8]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [7]; 6. 49-Mallie Shuster [6]; 7. 11S-Jim Shuster [3]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 5. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach [14]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 12. 29-Jason Shultz [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [16]; 14. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 15. 39M-Anthony Macri [15]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 17. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [19]; 18. 33-Jared Esh [17]; 19. 8S-Trenton Sheaffer [22]; 20. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 21. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 22. 9-Ryan Linder [24]; 23. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [10]; 24. 33W-Michael Walter [23] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Selinsgrove Speedway on 9/15/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 5312 2. Carson Macedo - 5296 3. Chad Kemenah - 5198 4. Paul McMahan - 5048 5. Dave Blaney - 4878 6. Cale Conley - 4620 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4320 8. Tyler Esh - 4056 9. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

 

 

Carson Macedo on top at Outlaw Speedway

DUNDEE, N.Y. (September 14, 2018) - Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo has certainly become fond of the state of New York, now with three Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories in the Empire State, his third of the year accomplished in fantastic fashion during action at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday evening.

Macedo, driver of the familiar Gaerte/Norman No. 3G, earned his trip to victory lane with less than two circuits remaining, utilizing a slide job through turns three and four to gain the advantage over race-long leader, Ryan Smith. The $5,000 payday bumped Macedo’s All Star win count to six during his young, but storied career, five occurring during the 2018 season.

Ryan Smith chased the former Gold Cup and King of the West champion to the final checkers after leading the first 28 circuits, followed by Aaron Reutzel, Brock Zearfoss and Paul McMahan.

“We are starting to like these small, slick race tracks,” Carson Macedo explained, who also owns New York victories at Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway. “I just can’t thank my team and all of my supporters enough for their hard work this year. Joe Gaerte, Tim and Cindy Norman; they do a great job with this race car. They make my job easy.”

Carson Macedo’s march toward the front started right from the drop of the initial green, actually advancing from sixth to third before the first lap was complete. Although not advancing another position until lap 25, Macedo pressured the two front-runners, Aaron Reutzel and Ryan Smith, on multiple occasions, using a restart after the main event’s first and only caution on lap 15 to set-up his eventual takeover.

By lap 21, the top-three encountered traffic once again which eventually erased all of Ryan Smith’s advantage. Using slower cars as a roadblock, Macedo capitalized and worked by Aaron Reutzel for second before the completion of lap 25. Continuing to use the topside as a momentum boost, Macedo reeled Smith in to a car-length by the completion of lap 28. As the pair approached turn one, Macedo dived to the bottom of the speedway with the intent to sneak by Smith, only to turn the denied takeover attempt into a side-by-side battle for the lead. As the pair reached turn three, Macedo tried to slide Smith once again, but this time his attempt succeeded, soon crossing under the white flag with Smith and Reutzel in tow.

The final circuit remained unchanged with Macedo crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equaling just over one second.

“I was getting a ton of side bite. I knew I was really good through the top of three and four, so when I got a run on Ryan [Smith], I figured I better go ahead and give it a shot,” Macedo explained. “It all worked out.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their New York/Pennsylvania road trip with a stop at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., on Saturday, September 15. Awarding a $10,000 top prize, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will headline the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open; the final Pennsylvania appearance for the All Star Circuit of Champions of 2018.

Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $10,000 should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the Web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Outlaw Speedway - September 14, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 21 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Ryan Smith - 11.540 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.590 seconds **NTR
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brock Zearfoss
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gerard McIntyre
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carl Bowser
JE Pistons Dash: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tony Stewart (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.596; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.747; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.808; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.816; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.926; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.014; 7. 33-Michael Bauer, 12.445

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.849; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.118; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.129; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch, 12.197; 5. 29-Dan Shetler, 12.283; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.311; 7. 9-Ryan Linder, 12.392

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.590; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.884; 3. 11C-Carl Bowser, 12.134; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.439; 5. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.565; 6. 40-George Hobaugh, 12.850; 7. iO7-Mark Coldren, 13.806

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 33-Michael Bauer [7]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 29-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 2L-Sye Lynch [1]; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 7. 9-Ryan Linder [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 3. 49H-Bradley Howard [5]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. IO7-Mark Coldren [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 2. 11C-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [14]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [19]; 12. 11C-Carl Bowser [2]; 13. 49H-Bradley Howard [10]; 14. 29-Dan Shetler [12]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 16. 2L-Sye Lynch [15]; 17. 33-Michael Bauer [17]; 18. 91-Anthony Fiore [16]; 19. 40-George Hobaugh [18]; 20. 9-Ryan Linder [20]; 21. IO7-Mark Coldren [21] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1-28), Carson Macedo (29, 30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Outlaw Speedway on 9/14/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 5184
2. Carson Macedo - 5172
3. Chad Kemenah - 5060
4. Paul McMahan - 4918
5. Dave Blaney - 4756
6. Cale Conley - 4502
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4230
8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
9. Tyler Esh - 3948
10. Parker Price-Miller - 3848

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1 will visit Outlaw and Selinsgrove during two-day road trip

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 12, 2018) - Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will return to New York and Pennsylvania during their upcoming weekend schedule, first setting aim on an oval just south of the Finger Lakes in Central New York, followed by a return to Pennsylvania Posse Country. The weekend doubleheader will award a total winner’s share equaling $15,000 which includes a $10,000 payday for the winner of the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway.

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for the second time of 2018 on Friday evening, September 14. Certainly one of the most exciting ovals in the Empire State, Nashville, Tennessee’s Paul McMahan was the victor during the first All Star visit of the season, holding off Gettysburg’s own Danny Dietrich and six-time All Star champion, Chad Kemenah.

As an added bonus for fans, Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, will join his Series during action on Friday night hunting for his second All Star victory of the season and another $5,000 top prize.

The All Star Circuit of Champions have certainly made their presence known in the Keystone State, but that will all come to an end this Saturday night, September 15, as the traveling All Stars are set to make their final Pennsylvania appearance of the 2018 season. Selinsgrove Speedway, less than an hour northeast from their recent ‘Speed Palace’ appearance in Port Royal, will welcome the traveling bunch for the Jim Nace Memorial/36th Annual National Open. The marquee event will award a $10,000 top prize; an award taken by ‘Blackjack’ Brian Brown in 2017.

In actuality, Pennsylvania will not be the only state to host the All Star Circuit of Champions for the final time of 2018 this weekend, as New York will host the All Stars for the last time on Friday during their invasion of Dundee. Only two events will remain on the 2018 All Star campaign once action at Outlaw and Selinsgrove is complete; Eldora Speedway on September 22 and Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway on October 6.

A battle that will stretch down to the wire, Aaron Reutzel and Carson Macedo will enter the All Star doubleheader with only 18 markers separating the two, Reutzel with the upper hand heading into Outlaw Speedway. Although Reutzel doubles Macedo in the win column, eight and four victories, respectively, it has been Macedo’s consistency and ability to finish races that has kept the Lemoore, California-native in the title hunt. Aaron Reutzel bettered Macedo during their first visit to Outlaw Speedway on June 8, crossing under the final checkers fourth in the running order just four spots ahead of Macedo.

Although currently third in the championship standings and 110 points behind Aaron Reutzel, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah is certainly not out of championship contention. The six-time and defending Series champion hopes to catch Reutzel and Macedo off-guard during the next two events and capitalize on any mistakes the pair may make. Paul McMahan and Dave Blaney will enter the weekend fourth and fifth in the championship chase, respectively.

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 14. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Outlaw Speedway live on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 15. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Jim Nace Memorial/National Open worth $10,000 should visit Selinsgrove Speedway live on the web at www.selinsgrovespeedway.com.

 

 

Mother Nature washes out Tuscarora 50

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 8, 2018) - Despite an attempt to outrun incoming wet weather by starting approximately 90 minutes earlier than previously scheduled, Mother Nature prevailed and made an appearance just after the first Tuscarora 50 heat race was called to staging.

With light to moderately heavy rain saturating the Port Royal Speedway surface, mixed with a forecast predicting heavy amounts of precipitation throughout the overnight hours, Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Port Royal Speedway officials were left with no choice but to postpone the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 until tomorrow - Sunday, September 9. The program will start from scratch with hot laps beginning at 5 p.m.

Trey Starks set the evening’s overall fast time before the rain took over. There were 53 cars entered for action.

In case you missed the action from Port Royal Speedway, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, was on hand to capture all of the action from the Night Before The Tuscarora 50. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on MAVTV Motorsports Network on Sunday, October 14, at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Port Royal Speedway on 9/7/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4950 2. Carson Macedo - 4932 3. Chad Kemenah - 4840 4. Paul McMahan - 4688 5. Dave Blaney - 4538 6. Cale Conley - 4280 7. Brandon Spithaler - 4004 8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848 10. Tyler Esh - 3738

 

 

Freddie Rahmer earns Night Before The Tuscarora 50 win at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (September 7, 2018) - Snapping a Lance Dewease win streak of five consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile, Salfordville, Pennsylvania’s Freddie Rahmer is a main event winner at Port Royal Speedway, holding off a pair of Pennsylvania hotshoes for the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz crown worth $5,000.

Although dominate for much of the 30 turned 31-lap main event, Rahmer would earn his place on the coveted Port Royal Speedway victory lane platform in dramatic fashion, forced to hold back the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer and the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith during a green-white-checkered finish. Rahmer prevailed, ultimately driving away from Shaffer, Smith, Brock Zearfoss, and Lance Dewease to the final checkers. The victory, his second All Star Circuit of Champions triumph of the season, was Rahmer’s first-ever at the Port Royal ‘Speed Palace.’

“This feels great. I knew if we got the car where it needed to be, we were going to be good,” Freddie Rahmer said in victory lane, driver of the Leffler Energy No. 51R. “There are so many parts of the night that need to go together to make this happen, the dash draw included. You can’t let up when you have a guy like Tim Shaffer behind you. I just want to thank everyone who helps on the car. We have a guy helping us who lives right around here. It’s cool to win this for him.”

After a caution during the initial start for a slowing Trey Starks, the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz main event was officially underway with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer earning the early advantage, racing by the flagstand for the first time with Freddie Rahmer and Ryan Smith in tow. Shaffer led the first six circuits undisturbed, eventually reaching the back of the field for the first time on lap seven.

As traffic intensified, so did the battle for the lead. Cutting down on Shaffer’s advantage in the hurry, Freddie Rahmer used traffic to his advantage and closed the gap to a car-length as the leaders checked off lap eight. As the lead duo entered turn one on lap nine, Rahmer pounced, diving to the bottom of the speedway in an attempt to slide Shaffer for the lead. Although Shaffer was able to cut back underneath Rahmer to regain control, Rahmer did not lose focus, eventually chasing Shaffer down the backstretch before sliding the Aliquippa, Pa., native once again in turns three and four, this time making the move stick.

Although forced to slow for cautions on laps 10, 13, and 21, the only true challenge for Rahmer after working to the lead was on lap 30 when the field was forced to halt once again, this time for a slowing Jared Esh, ultimately turning the situation into an open red to allow teams to add fuel. The caution erased a near-three second advantage for Rahmer.

Due to All Star rules mandating that a feature must be finished with two consecutive green flag laps, the ensuing restart resulted in a green-white-checkered restart, planting the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ on Rahmer’s back bumper.

On the restart, Shaffer dived to the bottom of turns one and two forcing Rahmer up the track. Although the move looked convincing, Rahmer held on, powering back to comfortable advantage as the pair raced down the backstretch. The 31st and final circuit proved to be much like the rest; all Freddie Rahmer at the front of the field, eventually crossing under the final checkers with Tim Shaffer and Ryan Smith in tow.

“Timmy [Shaffer] was getting loose there at the beginning. I was lucky to be able to get by him in traffic,” Rahmer continued. “I could feel that I was starting to get low on fuel there at the end, then the red flag came out. I got lucky there. That was still too many shots for Shaffer to get by me. I need to do a better job on my restarts. If you have clean air, you can really build some speed. It means so much to win this race.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will return to the ‘Speed Palace’ tomorrow evening, Saturday, September 8, for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 awarding a $51,000 top prize.

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., will have pit gates open most of the day on Saturday, September 8. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 4:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 5 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the ‘Speed Palace’ live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

For those who cannot make the trip to Port Royal Speedway for the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50, Speed Shift TV will have a live pay-per-view internet broadcast available for purchase. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Tuscarora 50 weekend. MAVTV Motorsports Network will air the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and the Tuscarora 50 on consecutive Sundays beginning October 14. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on October 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., followed by the Tuscarora 50 on October 21 during the exact same time slots. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - September 7, 2018:
The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 presented by Tedd Reitz
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Gerard McIntyre - 15.864 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lance Dewease - 15.347 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Jared Esh
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Robbie Kendall
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Freddie Rahmer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Anthony Fiore
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Mike Wagner
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer
Wix Filters Dash #2: Freddie Rahmer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Gio Scelzi
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Freddie Rahmer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel (+14)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.450; 2. 1-Logan Wagner, 15.506; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.645; 4. 33-Jared Esh, 15.663; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.804; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell, 15.936; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.936; 8. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 16.080; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.145; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor, 16.155

Group (B)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.347; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.423; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.434; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 15.450; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.623; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.645; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.890; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 16.977; 9. 39-Eric Parker, 99.180

Group (C)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.523; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.538; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts, 15.669; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 15.701; 5. 39H-Cory Haas, 15.720; 6. 35S-Justin Henderson, 15.744; 7. 44H-Joey Hershey, 15.788; 8. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.923; 9. 75-Nicole Bower, 15.991

Group (D)
1. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.572; 2. 2-AJ Flick, 15.621; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.660; 4. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 15.746; 5. 55-Mike Wagner, 15.767; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.798; 7. 29-Jason Shultz, 15.887; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.916; 9. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.926

Group (E)
1. 5-Dylan Cisney, 15.608; 2. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 15.692; 3. 21M-Brian Montieth, 15.761; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 15.820; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser, 15.864; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.086; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.182; 8. 51-John Garvin, 16.315; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 16.514

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 33-Jared Esh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 3H-Matt Campbell [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 20-Ryan Taylor [10]; 9. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [9]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 55K-Robbie Kendall [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 11T-TJ Stutts [2]; 4. 35S-Justin Henderson [6]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 6. 39H-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 8. 44H-Joey Hershey [7]; 9. 75-Nicole Bower [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 4. 2-AJ Flick [3]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [9]; 7. 29-Jason Shultz [7]; 8. 55-Mike Wagner [5]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 3. 5-Dylan Cisney [4]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 73B-Brett Michalski [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 2. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 21M-Brian Montieth [2]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 4. 33-Jared Esh [4]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [1]; 2. 44H-Joey Hershey [2]; 3. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [7]; 4. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 5. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 7. 51-John Garvin [4]; 8. 39-Eric Parker [5]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 5T-Tyler Reeser [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 7. 1R-Kyle Reinhardt [8]; 8. 39H-Cory Haas [7]; 9. 3H-Matt Campbell [9]; 10. 29-Jason Shultz [11]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [12]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 55-Mike Wagner [16]; 15. 73B-Brett Michalski [15]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 17. 44H-Joey Hershey [17]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [11]; 5. 69K-Lance Dewease [9]; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe [19]; 7. 21-Brian Brown [10]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [23]; 10. 1-Logan Wagner [14]; 11. 3G-Carson Macedo [22]; 12. 35S-Justin Henderson [17]; 13. 5-Dylan Cisney [12]; 14. 11T-TJ Stutts [13]; 15. 55-Mike Wagner [25]; 16. 33-Jared Esh [7]; 17. 10H-Chad Kemenah [21]; 18. 21M-Brian Montieth [6]; 19. 91-Anthony Fiore [3]; 20. 2-AJ Flick [15]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [24]; 22. 5T-Tyler Reeser [26]; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 24. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [4]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [18]; 27. 27-Greg Hodnett [27] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer (1-8), Freddie Rahmer (9-31) ** Green/white/checker restart forced main event to go extra lap.

**Greg Hodnett and Aaron Reutzel each involved in an accident during their respective dash. Their decision to move to a back-up car forced them to forfeit their A-main starting spots, hence each driver starting at the tail of the field, but ahead of the provisional starters.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Port Royal Speedway on 9/7/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4950
2. Carson Macedo - 4932
3. Chad Kemenah - 4840
4. Paul McMahan - 4688
5. Dave Blaney - 4538
6. Cale Conley - 4280
7. Brandon Spithaler - 4004
8. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848
10. Tyler Esh - 3738

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions to invade the ‘Speed Palace’ for historic Tuscarora 50 weekend

MAVTV Motorsports Network will be on hand to capture both days of Tuscarora weekend for future broadcast

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (September 5, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and the world-renown Pennsylvania Posse will face-off yet again in the heart of the Keystone State, but this time battling head-to-head for one of sprint car racing’s most sought-after prizes; the Tuscarora 50.

Awarding a grand prize equaling $51,000 in 2018, the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 will takeover Port Royal Speedway headlines on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8, and will be complete with two, full programs. Friday’s Night Before The Tuscarora 50 main event will award a $5,000 top prize and will utilize a standard All Star Circuit of Champions format. The Saturday night finale, capped-off with a 50-lap main event awarding the coveted $51,000 payday, will feature a unique format, but will still award All Star championship points. Saturday’s total purse stretches to a staggering $106,000.

Lance Dewease is on a roll at Port Royal Speedway during All Star Circuit of Champions competition and will enter the weekend as a heavy favorite. Full-time All Star competitors, including recent Labor Day Classic champion and Texas native Aaron Reutzel, will attempt to end Dewease’s winning streak of five straight All Star victories at the ‘Speed Palace’ including the Keith Kauffman Classic in April, as well as the 2017 Tuscarora 50 and the Night Before The Tuscarora 50. The $50,000 winner’s share in 2017 was the richest payday in Port Royal Speedway history, that until the 2018 winner’s share was announced.

Shining on home dirt, Kunkletown’s Ryan Smith, who eventually finished second in the 2017 All Star championship standings, finished second during Tuscarora 50 main event action a year ago. Recently appointed wheelman for Destiny Motorsports, Brock Zearfoss, finished third, followed by Lucas Wolfe and the ‘Madman’ Kerry Madsen. There were 66 entrants signed-in for competition.

Ahead by a mere 14 markers in the current All Star driver championship standings, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Central Pennsylvania on Friday and Saturday. The former ASCS national champion turned All Star owns eight victories on the season, accompanied by 19 top-five finishes in 37 feature starts. Incidentally, Reutzel’s most recent trip to victory lane occurred in the Keystone State, earning the $5,000 top prize during Thunder Cup competition at Grandview Speedway on Thursday, August 23.

With only 94 points separating the top three in the driver championship, the race for the title is far from over. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo will enter Port Royal Speedway’s gates second in the title chase, followed by six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah. Despite each driver trailing Reutzel in the win column, Macedo with four and Kemenah with two, the consistency is comparable. To date, Macedo and the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G entry have amassed 19 top-ten finishes, most recently earning a victory during the Dirt Classic Ohio finale at Attica Raceway Park on September 1. Kemenah, driver of the familiar Hunter Racing No. 10H, owns a Series-leading 21 top-five finishes and kicked-off the year by earning the All Star opener at Bubba Raceway Park on February 1.

Nashville’s Paul McMahan and High Point, North Carolina’s Dave Blaney currently sit third and fourth in the All Star driver championship, respectively, and own a combined total of three All Star Circuit of Champions victories on the year, McMahan leading the pair with two.

Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pa., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7. The All Star drivers meeting, as well as hot laps, will share identical times on Friday and Saturday, September 7 & 8; 5:30 p.m. drivers meeting and 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the ‘Speed Palace’ live on the Web at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

For those who cannot make the trip to Port Royal Speedway for Tuscarora 50 weekend, Speed Shift TV will have a live pay-per-view internet broadcast available for purchase beginning Friday. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV live on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

In addition, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Tuscarora 50 weekend. MAVTV Motorsports Network will air the Night Before The Tuscarora 50 and the Tuscarora 50 on consecutive Sundays beginning October 14. The Night Before The Tuscarora 50 will air on October 14 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m., followed by the Tuscarora 50 on October 21 in the exact same time slots. Those wanting to learn more about MAVTV Motorsports Network should visit MAVTV live on the Web at www.mavtv.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Wayne County Speedway on 9/2/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4818 2. Carson Macedo - 4804 3. Chad Kemenah - 4724 4. Paul McMahan - 4554 5. Dave Blaney - 4430 6. Cale Conley - 4190 7. Jac Haudenschild - 3952 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3914 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848 10. Tyler Esh - 3648

 

 

Tim Shaffer earns Pete Jacobs Memorial title worth $10,000 at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (September 2, 2018) - An emotional victory for Demyan-Rudzik Racing crew chief, Cody Jacobs, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer picked up right where he left off two days prior and earned his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in three starts, this time earning the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial title at Wayne County Speedway worth $10,000.

Dominating the feature field once taking command for the first time on lap 18 of 35, the Aliquippa, Pa., native earned his 64th-career All Star Circuit of Champions victory from the outside of row four, battling his way into the top three as early as lap eight, eventually crossing under the final checkers ahead of the ‘Kunkletown Kid’ Ryan Smith and rising star, Gio Scelzi. The win was Shaffer’s third of the 2018 season during All Star competition.

“Man, what an awesome race,” an excited Tim Shaffer said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane. “This place has always been kinda tough for me, but today being Cody’s [Jacobs] birthday, and this race honoring his great-grandfather, I really wanted to win it. This car was just awesome and I really drove the wheels off of it.”

“We were really close last year and ran second,” Cody Jacobs added, crew chief for the Demyan-Rudzik entry. “Like I said earlier tonight, this race isn’t just about the $10,000. I’m really happy to get it for my family. We’re having a great year and we have some great people behind us. Everyone seems to be really working together and they are giving us great equipment. I believe I’m working with one of the best in the world and as long as I am able to do my job, I think we’ll always be OK.”

Tim Shaffer’s path to victory lane was impressive. Although the first five laps were relatively quiet for the former All Star champion, Shaffer’s first big move of the evening occurred just after a lap six restart, actually picking up a pair of positions on lap eight that propelled Shaffer from fifth to third around Aaron Reutzel and Cap Henry.

Race leader and pole-sitter Ryan Smith, who survived an early duel with Aaron Reutzel for the top spot on lap three, escaped to a near-three second lead after the lap six caution. Although he seemed invincible out front, lapped traffic, which came into play for the first time with 12 laps in the books, proved to be Smith’s demise, allowing Gio Scelzi, who forced his way to second after the lap six caution, and Shaffer to close the gap in a hurry.

By lap 16, Scelzi, aboard the Indy Race Parts No. 71, was right on the tail tank of Smith with Shaffer in tow. Before caution flags could appear for the second time on lap 17, Shaffer had already worked his away around Scelzi to clinch the runner-up spot, thus setting up a restart with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ right in Smith’s rearview mirror.

When green flag action returned, Shaffer was able to keep pace with Smith for the entire circuit, eventually setting up his winning move on lap 18. Using the turn two cushion, Shaffer got a great run down the backstretch and forced his way underneath Smith at the entrance of turn three. The move stuck, soon beating Smith in a drag race back to the flagstand to complete the 18th circuit.

Although the main event was halted on three more occasions for cautions on laps 20, 21, and 25, two of which for stoppages and ultimately an open red, Shaffer remained untouchable at the front of the field, extending his advantage to well over two seconds, twice. The main event’s final caution on lap 25 gave Shaffer a clear track and clean air to work with for the final 11 circuits. Although the leaders reached traffic again on lap 31, Shaffer proved to be too strong, never faltering and crossing under the final checkers by a comfortable margin of victory.

“The cautions do help a lot when they play into your favor, but we were good in dirty air, too,” Shaffer continued. “We’ve been really good all weekend. We kinda stumbled upon some things and they seem to be really working well for this RPM Chassis. Any win is huge right now. They seem to be getting harder and harder to get. We have some big money races coming up. Hopefully we can put ourselves in position and be up front.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the month of September with a visit to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania. The ‘Speed Palace’ will host the traveling All Stars for two, full nights of competition beginning with the $5,000-to-win, Night Before The Tuscarora 50 program on Friday, September 7. The weekend will conclude with the 51st annual Tuscarora 50 awarding a $51,000 top prize on Saturday, September 8. Saturday’s total purse exceeds $100,000.

More news and notes regarding the 51st edition of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway will be released in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online at www.allstartsprint.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - September 2, 2018:
Pete Jacobs Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 15.120 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tim Shaffer - 15.043 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Lee Jacobs
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Hunter Schuerenberg
JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith
Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: George Hobaugh
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+12)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 11n-Parker Price-Miller, 15.254; 2. 4L-Cap Henry, 15.322; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.368; 4. 97-Broc Martin, 15.469; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 15.478; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.619; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.798; 8. 9-Dean Jacobs, 15.821; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.911

Group (B)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 15.141; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.364; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 15.416; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.458; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.532; 6. C1-Clay Riney, 15.633; 7. 38K-Trey Jacobs, 15.773; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.783; 9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.921

Group (C)
1. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.166; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.319; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.465; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.474; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.504; 6. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.504; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 16.109; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 16.314; 9. 4K-Kris Davis, NT

Group (D)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.043; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.381; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.406; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.462; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.553; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.656; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 15.877; 8. 23-Nick Patterson, 16.111

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 5. A79-Brandon Wimmer [5]; 6. 9M-Jordan Ryan [9]; 7. 97-Broc Martin [1]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 9. 9-Dean Jacobs [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 38K-Trey Jacobs [7]; 7. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 8. C1-Clay Riney [6]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 7. 70M-Henry Malcuit [7]; 8. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw [6]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 3. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [1]; 3. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw [3]; 6. 9-Dean Jacobs [14]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [9]; 8. 23-Nick Patterson [11]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 10. 38K-Trey Jacobs [4]; 11. 4B-Steve Butler [12]; 12. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [7]; 13. 70M-Henry Malcuit [8]; 14. 35-Tyler Esh [13]; 15. 4K-Kris Davis [15]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [15]; 9. 22C-Cole Duncan [9]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [19]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [23]; 14. 5M-Max Stambaugh [20]; 15. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 16. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [11]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [25]; 18. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 19. 4-Brock Zearfoss [18]; 20. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]; 21. 97-Broc Martin [22]; 22. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 23. A79-Brandon Wimmer [17]; 24. 40-George Hobaugh [21]; 25. 3-Jac Haudenschild [16] Lap Leaders: Ryan Smith (1), Aaron Reutzel (2), Ryan Smith (3-17), Tim Shaffer (18-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Wayne County Speedway on 9/2/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 4818
2. Carson Macedo - 4804
3. Chad Kemenah - 4724
4. Paul McMahan - 4554
5. Dave Blaney - 4430
6. Cale Conley - 4190
7. Jac Haudenschild - 3952
8. Brandon Spithaler - 3914
9. Parker Price-Miller - 3848
10. Tyler Esh - 3648

 

 

Carson Macedo claims Dirt Classic Ohio finale at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (September 1, 2018) - Close on so many occasions, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo finally earned his way to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane at Attica Raceway Park, this team utilizing the pole position to score the 2018 Dirt Classic Ohio finale worth $5,000. For Macedo, the All Star triumph at the home of ‘Ohio’s Finest Racing’ bumped his career total to five with the Tony Stewart-owned organization, all of which taking shape at five different facilities.

Leading on two occasions during the 40-lap showstopper, Macedo earned the top spot for the second and final time on lap ten, ultimately crossing under the final checkers ahead of Cale Thomas, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, and Cap Henry.

“This is one of the hardest places in the world to win at, in my opinion,” Carson Macedo said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G. “There are so many good, local teams that run here every week. They have a lot of laps here. We’ve been so fast during prior All Stars starts at Attica, but something always seems to go wrong, or something happens, or we have bad luck. To get the win tonight for my team is obviously really special. I have a blast driving their race car.”

Starting from the outside-pole position, Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas earned the early jump to lead lap one over Carson Macedo and Craig Mintz. Thomas’ command ended just as quickly as it started, eventually slipping off-track at the exit of turn two and losing four spots. Macedo inherited the top spot after Thomas’ mishap, racing to the flagstand to complete lap two with Mintz, Lee Jacobs, Cap Henry, and Thomas in tow. Macedo escaped from the field rather quickly, increasing his advantage to a near-straightaway by the completion of lap five.

It would not take long before Mintz was able to race himself into the picture, chopping away at Macedo’s lead to a mere car length by lap eight. As the front-runners approached traffic for the first time, it was then when Mintz made his move for the top spot, actually getting a run on Macedo at the exit of turn two on lap nine. After a backstretch drag race ending in Mintz’s favor, Macedo attempted to return the favor by sliding Mintz in turns three and four. Showing experience, Mintz was able to turn the car back down the track and beat Macedo back to the flagstand to lead lap nine. Mintz’s command under green was short-lived as caution flags waved for the first time on lap ten. Despite taking a wild ride outside of turns one and two, Stuart Brubaker walked away unharmed.

Although losing the top spot to Mintz, Macedo wasted little time and regained control almost immediately, this time utilizing the single-file restart to slingshot around Mintz as the pair completed lap ten. Although an exciting turn of events, caution flags reappeared just two circuits later, once again erasing all momentum and setting up a single-file restart.

Green flag action returned soon enough with Macedo back in charge over Mintz, Thomas, Jacobs, and Henry. An open track gave Macedo an opportunity to escape from the field, but like in the early stages of the 40-lap program, Mintz eventually reeled-in the Gaerte/Norman entry, once again utilizing lapped cars to track down the leader.

From lap 18 until lap 22, Mintz did everything in his power to maneuver around Macedo in traffic, but the attempts never resulted in his favor. Perhaps his boldest attempt, a wicked slider through turns three and four on lap 21, was his best chance of regaining the lead from the Californian. The slider did not stick, allowing Macedo to maintain his momentum and escape from the field, once again.

From that point forward, it was all Macedo at the front of the field, actually running away to a near-five second lead just before caution flags flew for the final time on lap 35. The final six circuits were also flawless for Macedo, rim-riding the cushion to score the $5,000 payday. Cale Thomas chased Macedo to the final checkers, followed by Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, and Cap Henry.

“It was cool to battle with Craig Mintz during parts of that race. Craig was the first person to give me a shot out here in a Ohio,” Macedo continued. “They allowed me to get some laps around these places and gain a little confidence. I’m forever grateful for him and his dad, Les. They are awesome people and to be able to battle with him is really special.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their Labor Day weekend triple-header with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Sunday, September 2. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle Ohio’s finest during the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial, all vying for the $10,000 payday. Findlay, Ohio’s Caleb Helms is the defending Pete Jacobs Memorial champion; his first-ever victory during All Star competition.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Saturday, September 1, 2018: Dirt Classic Ohio EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.625 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 12.270 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Travis Philo All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Thomas Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Craig Mintz Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cap Henry JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo Wix Filters Dash #2: Cale Thomas Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ryan Smith Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+10) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award) Qualifying

Group (A)

1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.450; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.633; 3. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.665; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.698; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.712; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.808; 7. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.931; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.296; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, NT

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.363; 3. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.494; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.629; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.713; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.771; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.023; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines, 13.033; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.631

Group (C) 1. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.295; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.466; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.523; 4. O9-Craig Mintz, 12.610; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.669; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser, 12.859; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.895; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.288

Group (D) 1. 11n-Parker Price-Miller, 12.270; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.455; 3. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.476; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.572; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.628; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.715; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron, 12.903; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.968

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [7]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [8]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 16-Chris Andrews [2]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [7]; 8. 4H-Tracy Hines [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. O9-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 4K-Kody Kinser [6]; 8. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [7]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. O9-Craig Mintz [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 49-Shawn Dancer [13]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 11. 20I-Kesley Ivy [12]; 12. 4K-Kody Kinser [7]; 13. 4H-Tracy Hines [11]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [6]; 6. 71-Gio Scelzi [11]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 9. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 10. 4-Brock Zearfoss [17]; 11. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 12. 22C-Cole Duncan [21]; 13. 11-Ryan Smith [23]; 14. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [16]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 16. 23-DJ Foos [18]; 17. 16-Chris Andrews [15]; 18. 8M-TJ Michael [24]; 19. 22-Brandon Spithaler [20]; 20. O9-Craig Mintz [3]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 22. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 23. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 24. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8] Lap Leaders: Cale Thomas (1), Carson Macedo (2-8), Craig Mintz (9), Carson Macedo (10-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Attica Raceway Park on 9/1/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4678 2. Carson Macedo - 4670 3. Chad Kemenah - 4586 4. Paul McMahan -4424 5. Dave Blaney - 4310 6. Cale Conley - 4062 7. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3788 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3730 10. Tyler Esh - 3558

 

 

Tim Shaffer wins Dirt Classic Ohio opener at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (August 31, 2018) - Adding to an illustrious career resume that now includes 63 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories, the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer opened the 2018 Dirt Classic Ohio at Attica Raceway Park with a victory, this time holding off Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry to do so. The $5,000 victory was Shaffer’s seventh at the Attica highbanks during All Star competition, taking the lead officially on lap nine with a bold move in traffic.

“This is awesome. I hope I have a lot more years left in me,” an elated Tim Shaffer said in Attica Raceway Park victory lane, driver of the Rudzik Excavating No. 49X. “This team is really working together and this new RPM car is awesome. Cody [Jacobs] is doing an awesome job. The whole Rudzik gang is here tonight. They are just a great group of guys to be with. We started the year off high, but kinda leveled off through the middle of the year. Now we are starting to get back rolling again. It feels great.”

After a caution during the initial start that included Lee Jacobs and Dave Blaney, the Dirt Classic Ohio opener at Attica Raceway Park was officially underway with Carson Macedo earning the early jump over pole-sitter Tim Shaffer and Travis Philo. Macedo drove away in clean air for the first five circuits, quickly catching the tail-end of the field as the leaders approached the flagstand to complete lap six.

By lap seven, Shaffer was clearly on the move and powered forward to pull even with Macedo to create a side-by-side battle for the top spot. The top two battled wheel-to-wheel for the next two circuits until Shaffer made a bid for the top spot on lap nine, using Attica’s infamous cushion to slingshot around Macedo at the exit of turn four to complete the circuit. Although traffic created an instant roadblock for the four-time All Star champion, the chaos quickly came to a close as caution flags appeared once again on lap 11.

Green flag action soon returned with Shaffer navigating an open track and clean air. It was not until lap 16 when traffic came back into the picture, and even then, Shaffer’s pace at the front of the field was uninterrupted. Although Shaffer raced in cruise control, it was the action behind him that was beginning to heat up which included Macedo, fifth-starting Cap Henry, fourth-starting Travis Philo, and third-starting Brock Zearfoss, all battling and exchanging positions inside the top five.

Cap Henry, who undoubtedly was working the hardest to get near the front, utilized the lap 11 restart to move into fourth around Zearfoss, eventually working by Philo to take the third spot on lap 14. Soon thereafter, Zearfoss, the newly hired gun for Destiny Motorsports, also worked around the familiar No. 5T of Travis Philo to lock down the fourth spot on lap 23.

Continuing his shuffle toward the front, Henry pounced once again, this time using a gnarly slide job in traffic to get by Macedo to take the runner-up spot on lap 29. Unfortunately for Henry, a momentum shift in the form of a caution on lap 31 erased all possibility of hunting down Tim Shaffer in traffic. The caution was soon followed by red flag conditions on the ensuing restart, this time for Broc Martin, who was also the culprit in the earlier caution. Despite taking a wicked tumble outside of turns one and two, Martin walked away unharmed.

The green flag waved once again giving Tim Shaffer clean air and an open track to work with. As Shaffer resumed his commanding lead, it was Macedo who took advantage of the restart, ultimately working by Henry to regain the runner-up spot. As the laps clicked up to 40, the top three remained the same with Shaffer holding on to earn the Dirt Classic Ohio opening night victory, followed by Macedo and Henry at the final checkers.

“The yellow flags actually played in our favor, but I really didn’t mind the traffic,” Shaffer continued. “Cody gave me a car that was able to move all around the race track so the traffic wasn’t an issue. I actually put my wing a little too far back there toward the end and I thought maybe I was going to give it up, but it all worked out. You could really move all around tonight; top, bottom, through the middle. Hats off the track crew here tonight. They did an awesome job. Tomorrow is a whole new night. We’ll have to put ourselves in position, but we are going to try and do it again.”

Dirt Classic Ohio action at Attica Raceway Park will continue tomorrow - Saturday, September 1 - with another $5,000-to-win program featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. The All Stars will conclude their long, holiday weekend on Sunday, September 2, with the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. The All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by hot laps 5 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: - Friday, August 31, 2018: Dirt Classic Ohio EMi Driver’s Meeting: 29 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Broc Martin - 12.775 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.315 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Carson Macedo All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Stuart Brubaker JE Pistons Dash: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Aaron Reutzel Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+11) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.426; 2. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.550; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.599; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.712; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.745; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.938; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.138; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.159; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.231; 10. 46AU-Stuart Williams, 13.567

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.315; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 12.487; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.561; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.644; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.731; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.807; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.917; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.952; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 13.109; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.605

Group (C) 1. 11N-Parker Price-Miller, 12.544; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.590; 3. 35b-Stuart Brubaker, 12.613; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.664; 5. 97-Broc Martin, 12.680; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.714; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.780; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.852; 9. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.158

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [10]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 8. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 5. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 8. 22C-Cole Duncan [8]; 9. 2+-Brian Smith [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [8]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 8. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 6. 2+-Brian Smith [7]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron [5]; 9. 46AU-Stuart Williams [8]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [11]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [5]; 4. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 6. 35B-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 7. 11N-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [20]; 11. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 13. 8M-TJ Michael [22]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 15. 2+-Brian Smith [24]; 16. 10H-Chad Kemenah [18]; 17. 97-Broc Martin [12]; 18. 23-DJ Foos [23]; 19. 49-Shawn Dancer [17]; 20. 16-Chris Andrews [10]; 21. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [13]; 22. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 24. 22C-Cole Duncan [21] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-8), Tim Shaffer (9-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Attica Raceway Park on 8/31/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4544 2. Carson Macedo - 4520 3. Chad Kemenah - 4466 4. Paul McMahan - 4292 5. Dave Blaney - 4202 6. Cale Conley - 3972 7. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3676 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3602 10. Tyler Esh - 3454

 

 

Dirt Classic Ohio doubleheader and Pete Jacobs Memorial headline All Star Labor Day schedule

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 29, 2018) - Closing down the month of August and opening the month of September all in the same weekend, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2018 campaign with a three-race sweep through the Buckeye State, this time aiming their compasses toward a pair of facilities certainly synonymous with All Star Circuit of Champions competition; Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway. The Labor Day weekend triple-header will award a total winner’s share equalling $20,000, half of which during Saturday’s visit to ‘Orrville’s Historic Oval.’

Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off the long, holiday weekend with the Attica Ambush/Dirt Classic Ohio doubleheader at Attica Raceway Raceway on Friday and Saturday, August 31 & September 1. The two-day program will be complete with two, full, All Star events, each awarding a $5,000 payday.

The Attica bullring has hosted the All Stars on three separate occasions thus far in 2018 and has awarded three different winners. Most recently, Nashville’s Paul McMahan earned the All Star triumph at Attica Raceway Park on Friday, June 15, which officially opened the door on the 2018 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Wayne County Speedway’s Pete Jacobs Memorial has quickly grown into one of the schedule’s most sought-after prizes. Awarding a $10,000 payday, the event, honoring Wayne County Speedway’s original property owner and founder, Pete Jacobs, will feature some of the best local talent in the great state of Ohio, all racing head-to-head with the best that the All Stars have to offer.

Former All Star full-timer, Caleb Helms, is the defending $10,000 winner at Wayne County Speedway, holding off Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan at the final checkers. Adding even more glamour to the Pete Jacobs Memorial victory, it was Helms’ first-ever All Star triumph.

Exchanging the top spot on multiple occasions in 2018, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will enter the Labor Day swing on top of the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings. Boasting a point cushion much larger than it has been, Reutzel sits on top of the standings by 42 markers; an effort padded by consistency in the form of 25 top-ten finishes in 34 feature attempts.

Reutzel, who also owns the All Star win column this season with eight victories to date, most recently earned a victory during action at Grandview (Pa.) Speedway on Thursday, August 23. Although not his first All Star win in Pennsylvania, accomplishing victories on the western edge during visits to Sarver, Erie, and Pittsburgh, the victory was his first amongst the Pennsylvania Posse, keeping the defending Thunder Cup winner, Freddie Rahmer, in his rearview mirror.

Carson Macedo and Chad Kemenah will enter the Ohio triple-header currently second and third in the All Star driver championship chase, respectively, followed by Paul McMahan and Dave Blaney. Certainly a competitive group in the hunt for Reutzel’s position, Macedo, Kemenah, McMahan, and Blaney own a combined total of seven All Star victories in 2018, Macedo leading the pack with three.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 31, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 1. Continuing the same trend, the All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. and 5 p.m., respectively. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 2. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more news regarding the $10,000-to-win Pete Jacobs Memorial should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after BAPS Motor Speedway on 8/26/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4416 2. Carson Macedo - 4374 3. Chad Kemenah - 4348 4. Paul McMahan - 4166 5. Dave Blaney - 4098 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3536 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 10. Tyler Esh - 3364

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Tony Stewart leads an All Star stompin’ at BAPS Motor Speedway

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (August 26, 2018) - Showing the sprint car world a Tony Stewart of old on Sunday evening in Central Pennsylvania, Smoke helped his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 close out their four-race trek through Pennsylvania Posse Country by earning a victory at BAPS Motor Speedway, ultimately leading a dominant All Star roster that placed seven competitors inside the top-ten, Smoke included, two of which on top of the feature podium. For Stewart, the $5,000 victory was his first with the traveling All Stars since winning at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway over one year ago, bumping his career total to three during All Star competition.

Vienna, West Virginia’s Cale Conley survived an intense battle with Paul McMahan, Lance Dewease and Carson Macedo to finish second during the Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops program, followed by Dewease, McMahan, and Aaron Reutzel.

“Anytime you can come to Central Pennsylvania and beat the Pennsylvania Posse is pretty special. These are some of the best drivers in the country. We are all very excited to be up here right now,” Tony Stewart explained, driver of the Textron Off Road/RUSH Truck Centers/Sage Fruit/Ford Performance/No. 14 sprint car. “I try to learn from everyone I race with, especially my teammate, Donny Schatz. Donny is a true friend of mine and a mentor. We try to learn a lot from each other. He is a great person to have around.”

Although Tony Stewart’s march to the front started from the inside of row three, he did not crack into the top-five for the first time, officially, until lap eight.

After a red flag incident on lap three for Anthony Fiore, a caution on lap 11 stacked the field once again giving Stewart another opportunity to improve. When green flag action resumed, Stewart was able to immediately work beyond Aaron Reutzel for fourth, then setting aim for one of the three podium positions held down by Carson Macedo, Cale Conley, and race leader, Paul McMahan.

Less than a handful of circuits later, Stewart proved to the packed house at BAPS Motor Speedway that he was a man on a mission on Sunday evening, actually taking Macedo and Conley three wide into turns three and four on lap 14. Stewart hugged the bottom with Conley and Macedo racing through the middle and on the cushion. The move was gutsy, but it worked, eventually crossing under the flagstand to complete lap 14 in the runner-up spot, now with McMahan in his viewfinder.

A caution on lap 16 gave Stewart an opportunity to restart on the tail tank of McMahan. The opportunity proved beneficial for the Columbus, Ind., native, soon battling by the Nashville resident via Elk Grove, Calif., on lap 18. From that point forward, it was the ‘Smoke Show,’ cruising on to score the 30-lap, $5,000 victory over Cale Conley and a fast-closing Lance Dewease, who charged ten positions by feature’s end.

On a side note, Kyle Larson, who started from the outside-pole position, led the first two circuits on Sunday evening at BAPS Motor Speedway before suffering from mechanical failure; Larson was scored 23rd.

Rounding out the month of August and rapidly transitioning into the month of September, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will next tackle three events in the Buckeye State, invading Attica Raceway Park for Attica Ambush weekend on Friday and Saturday, August 31 & September 1, followed by the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway on Sunday, September 2. The Attica Ambush will feature back-to-back, full programs for Tony Stewart’s All Stars awarding $5,000 each. Sunday’s Pete Jacobs Memorial will award a $10,000 top prize.

More information regarding the Labor Day weekend tour of Ohio will be posted in the near-future. Fans should stay tuned online at www.allstarsprint.com, as well as on all of the available social media networks.

Contingency Awards/Results: BAPS Motor Speedway - Sunday, August 26, 2018: Justin Snyder Salute to the Troops EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Tim Shaffer - 15.110 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 14.949 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brian Montieth Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kyle Larson Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo JE Pistons Dash #1: Paul McMahan Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson Classic Ink USA B-Main: Danny Dietrich Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tony Stewart MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+6) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.203; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 15.392; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.439; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.446; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri, 15.634; 6. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 15.774; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner, 16.068; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski, 16.254; 9. 24H-Jeremy Hill, 99.090

Group (B) 1. 91F-Anthony Fiore, 15.311; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.326; 3. 21-Brian Montieth, 15.462; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.567; 5. 39-Cory Haas, 15.598; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 15.795; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.814; 8. 17G-George Streaker, 18.341

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.949; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 15.068; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 15.355; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.443; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.510; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 15.515; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett, 15.711; 8. 16-Matt Campbell, 16.484

Group (D) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.277; 2. 91-Kyle Reinhardt, 15.663; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.681; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.692; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.756; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 15.899; 7. 7ks-Dan Shetler, 16.016; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 99.300

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 7. 7W-Logan Wagner [7]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [8]; 9. 24H-Jeremy Hill [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Montieth [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 5. 91F-Anthony Fiore [4]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [5]; 7. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6]; 8. 17G-George Streaker [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 4-Brock Zearfoss [2]; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 16-Matt Campbell [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 8. 7KS-Dan Shetler [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 5. 91F-Anthony Fiore [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 3. 39-Cory Haas [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [4]; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]; 9. 16-Matt Campbell [11]; 10. 24H-Jeremy Hill [13]; 11. 17G-George Streaker [12]; 12. 7W-Logan Wagner [8]; 13. 7KS-Dan Shetler [9]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [13]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [10]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [21]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [11]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [18]; 12. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 14. 24-Lucas Wolfe [20]; 15. 21-Brian Montieth [7]; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody [15]; 17. 39-Cory Haas [23]; 18. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [14]; 19. 44-Trey Starks [22]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [24]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [19]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 23. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 24. 91F-Anthony Fiore [9] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1,2), Paul McMahan (3-17), Tony Stewart (18-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after BAPS Motor Speedway on 8/26/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4416 2. Carson Macedo - 4374 3. Chad Kemenah - 4348 4. Paul McMahan - 4166 5. Dave Blaney - 4098 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3850 8. Brandon Spithaler - 3536 9. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 10. Tyler Esh - 3364

 

Carson Macedo holds off PA Posse at Lincoln Speedway

Contingency Awards/Results: Lincoln Speedway - August 25, 2018: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kyle Larson - 13.400 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 13.205 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Adam Wilt All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Freddie Rahmer Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Glatfelter Wix Filters Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brian Montieth (+10) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award) Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.205; 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.580; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.598; 4. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.604; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 13.700; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz, 13.709; 7. 16-Matt Campbell, 13.725; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri, 13.749; 9. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.905; 10. 5-Tyler Ross, 14.194

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.257; 2. 39-Cory Haas, 13.515; 3. 1X-Chad Trout, 13.581; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.678; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 13.709; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.783; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.785; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall, 14.057; 9. 44-Trey Starks, 99.190

Group (C) 1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.362; 2. 87k-Alan Krimes, 13.378; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 13.412; 4. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.583; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.652; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.678; 7. 7ks-Dan Shetler, 13.817; 8. 3B-Randy Baughman, 13.834; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski, 14.557

Group (D) 1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.485; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.539; 3. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 13.649; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.654; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.699; 6. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.789; 7. 1s-Tim Wagaman, 13.877; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.910; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.278

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 15-Adam Wilt [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 6. 4R-Chase Dietz [6]; 7. 16-Matt Campbell [7]; 8. 59-Jim Siegel [9]; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 39-Cory Haas [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody [6]; 8. 74-Dwayne Gutshall [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 2. 69-Tim Glatfelter [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [3]; 6. 7KS-Dan Shetler [7]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 8. 73B-Brett Michalski [9]; 9. 3B-Randy Baughman [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 88-Brandon Rahmer [2]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 6. 1S-Tim Wagaman [7]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 8. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [6]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 1X-Chad Trout [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 15-Adam Wilt [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 4R-Chase Dietz [2]; 4. 1S-Tim Wagaman [5]; 5. 16-Matt Campbell [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 7. 59-Jim Siegel [10]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [9]; 10. 39M-Anthony Macri [13]; 11. 7KS-Dan Shetler [4]; 12. 35-Tyler Esh [15]; 13. 73B-Brett Michalski [12]; 14. 74-Dwayne Gutshall [11]; 15. 3B-Randy Baughman [14]; 16. 5-Tyler Ross [16]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [14]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [13]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [17]; 10. 1X-Chad Trout [9]; 11. 4-Brock Zearfoss [20]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [12]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 14. 88-Brandon Rahmer [15]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 16. 59-Jim Siegel [25]; 17. 55K-Robbie Kendall [19]; 18. 4R-Chase Dietz [23]; 19. 10H-Chad Kemenah [22]; 20. 70-Dave Blaney [18]; 21. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [11]; 23. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe [26]; 24. 15-Adam Wilt [10]; 25. 1S-Tim Wagaman [24]; 26. 69-Tim Glatfelter [1]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lincoln Speedway on 8/25) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4276 2. Carson Macedo - 4236 3. Chad Kemenah - 4214 4. Paul McMahan - 4024 5. Dave Blaney - 3990 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3704 8. Parker Price-Miller -3466 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3412 10. Tyler Esh - 3258

 

 

Freddie Rahmer and Jim Siegel win Jack Gunn Memorial Twin 20's at Williams Grove Speedway

By Shawn Brouse:

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Freddie Rahmer drove by Kyle Larson in lapped traffic and on to win the first 20-lap main event Friday night at Williams Grove Speedway as part of the Jack Gunn Memorial sanctioned by the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Jim Siegel inherited the lead when Chad Trout had trouble in lapped traffic and held off Tony Stewart to win $4,000 in the second main Event.

The All Stars have never beaten the Williams Grove regulars in a sanctioned race pushing their record to 35-0.

Rahmer’s second career All Star win was worth $4,000. It was his second Grove win of the season.

“I knew once we got the lead it was a long way from over,” Rahmer said referring to Larson. “We weren’t bad after the restart. I wasn’t cutting the corners like I wish I was. Then we got to lapped cars and made a couple good moves that probably kept him just far enough away to get it done.”

“The whole night it wasn’t turning in like I needed it to,” Rahmer said. “We changed the car and I knew after the first lap or so, we were going to be okay. The car was night and day different.” Larson and Grandview winner and All Star point leader Aaron Reutzel shared the front row. Reutzel got the jump, but the yellow flew when Jac Haudenschild hit the second turn fence.

Larson streaked away on the second start as third starting Rahmer passed Reutzel for second.

Larson led by 2.663 seconds with four laps completed. He reached slower traffic with six down and Rahmer closed.

Larson went to the bottom to try and lap cars as they raced into turn one. Rahmer shot by on the outside taking the lead with 11 laps to go. Larson stayed right with Rahmer as Chad Trout slowed bringing out the yellow two laps later getting the leaders out of traffic.

“I wanted to see the caution because the track’s pretty fast and you could easily get yourself in trouble there,” Rahmer said. “The yellow definitely helped us. Get us into clean air. Ever since the middle of Speedweek, we’ve been driving better and the car is a little bit better. Everything is going good. We’re still not where I think we’re capable of being. We’re close anyway.”

Rahmer controlled the restart and final laps through traffic beating Larson by .347. Reutzel, Lance Dewease and Tim Shaffer completed the top five. Brian Montieth, Lucas Wolfe, Gerard McIntyre Jr., Ryan Smith and Chad Kemenah rounded out the top 10.

An inversion of all lead lap cars was used for the second 20-lap main event putting Danny Dietrich on the pole and Chad Trout second.

They traded the lead twice in the opening lap with Trout securing the top spot over Dietrich and Jim Siegel.

The yellow flew with four laps completed when Robbie Kendall slowed in turn four.

Close racing in the first turn on the restart resulted in Dietrich spinning up across the turn and into the fence.

Tony Stewart passed Dave Blaney on the restart taking third as Trout built a comfortable lead over Siegel.

At the half-way point, he led by 3.037 seconds and reached slower traffic. That traffic cost Trout on the frontstretch on lap 11 as contact with Tyler Esh caused him to spin bringing out the yellow.

That handed the lead to Siegel over Stewart and Blaney.

He controlled the restart and one more lap was completed before Brandon Spithaler slowed with seven laps to go.

Siegel won by 1.118 over Stewart for his first career All Star win and first Grove win in six seasons.

“It’s amazing,” Siegel said. “We built a couple different racecars just trying to get me comfortable. This is a brand new RPM Chassis. First night on it. It feels great to park it in Victory Lane. It’s my first All Star win. It’s something I’ve been after for a long time. My dad won one here back in ’96. He really loved following the All Stars and it means a lot to me to get an All Star win.”

Blaney, Steve Buckwalter, and Anthony Macri completed the top five. Larson started 21st and finished sixth. Greg Hodnett, Brock Zearfoss, Brian Montieth rounded out the top 10. Rahmer dropped out of the main Event.

Dewease set fast time over the 35-car field with a lap of 16.584. Tim Shaffer, Anthony Macri, Brian Montieth and Tony Stewart won the eight-lap heat races. Larson and Reutzel won the dashes and Brock Zearfoss the B-main.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday, Aug 24, 2018: Jack Gunn Memorial EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 17.497 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Lance Dewease - 16.584 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Anthony Macri Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Montieth Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart JE Pistons Dash #1: Kyle Larson Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brock Zearfoss Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Freddie Rahmer, Jim Siegel MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+9), Kyle Larson (+14) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 16.919; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.995; 3. 38-Steve Buckwalter, 17.141; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 17.166; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 17.390; 6. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.504; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway, 17.687; 8. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.750; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman, 99.000

Group (B) 1. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 16.829; 2. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.016; 3. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 17.034; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 17.034; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.100; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 17.181; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 17.212; 8. 87K-Alan Krimes, 17.250; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.263

Group (C) 1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 16.584; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.635; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.791; 4. 21-Brian Montieth, 16.872; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.951; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.955; 7. 1s-Tim Wagaman, 17.041; 8. 14M-Mark Smith, 17.336; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo, 99.230

Group (D) 1. 1X-Chad Trout, 16.842; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.048; 3. 39-Cory Haas, 17.064; 4. O-Rick Lafferty, 17.069; 5. 11-Ryan Smith, 17.083; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.096; 7. 58-Jim Siegel, 17.299; 8. 75-Nicole Bower, 17.306

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 27G-Jay Galloway [7]; 8. 12W-Troy Fraker [8]; 9. 47K-Kody Lehman [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [2]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 4. 55K-Robbie Kendall [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 9. 87K-Alan Krimes [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Montieth [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 6. 14M-Mark Smith [8]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 9. 1S-Tim Wagaman [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [4]; 4. O-Rick Lafferty [1]; 5. 58-Jim Siegel [7]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [2]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [1]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 21-Brian Montieth [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 1S-Tim Wagaman [2]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 7. 39-Cory Haas [7]; 8. 14M-Mark Smith [5]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 27G-Jay Galloway [9]; 11. 75-Nicole Bower [11]; 12. 47K-Kody Lehman [14]; 13. 12W-Troy Fraker [12]

A-Main #1 (20 Laps) 1. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 4. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 6. 21-Brian Montieth [9]; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe [11]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 10. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 11. 27-Greg Hodnett [15]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 13. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 14. 4-Brock Zearfoss [21]; 15. 38-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [25]; 17. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 18. 55K-Robbie Kendall [14]; 19. 58-Jim Siegel [19]; 20. 70-Dave Blaney [23]; 21. 1X-Chad Trout [12]; 22. 48-Danny Dietrich [22]; 23. 1S-Tim Wagaman [24]; 24. 75-Nicole Bower [28]; 25. 22-Brandon Spithaler [27]; 26. 39-Cory Haas [26]; 27. O-Rick Lafferty [17]; 28. 3-Jac Haudenschild [18]

A-Main #2 (20 Laps) 1. 58-Jim Siegel [4]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 38-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [10]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [20]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [12]; 8. 4-Brock Zearfoss [9]; 9. 21-Brian Montieth [17]; 10. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 11. 24-Lucas Wolfe [16]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18]; 13. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 15. 10H-Chad Kemenah [13]; 16. O7-Gerard McIntyre [15]; 17. 1S-Tim Wagaman [22]; 18. 35-Tyler Esh [27]; 19. 69K-Lance Dewease [19]; 20. 75-Nicole Bower [23]; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 22. 1X-Chad Trout [2]; 23. 51-Freddie Rahmer [21]; 24. 7K-Cale Conley [26]; 25. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 26. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 27. 39-Cory Haas [25]; 28. 87-Aaron Reutzel [28]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Williams Grove Speedway on 8/24) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 4136 2. Chad Kemenah - 4102 3. Carson Macedo - 4086 4. Paul McMahan - 3898 5. Dave Blaney - 3880 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3850 7. Cale Conley - 3580 8. Parker Price-Miller -3466 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3322 10. Tyler Esh - 3168

 

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions has implemented rules changes that will take effect beginning with the 2019 season

BROWNSBURG, IN – August 24, 2018 – The All Star Circuit of Champions has implemented rules changes that will take effect beginning with the 2019 season. These changes cover the following components:

Chassis support bars Slip joints Wing T-post Steel left-front radius rod and rod ends Left and right nerf bars Elimination of bolt-to-bolt axle tethers

“Earlier this month during the Knoxville Nationals, we took a collective step forward by having initial discussions between tracks and series regarding the potential of a Sprint Car Council, which would identify best practices for improving safety, enhancing competition and facilitating participation by drivers and teams in multiple series,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “After thoughtful debate and careful consideration, the All Stars made the decision to implement these rules changes to promote safety and competition in our series, with the added benefit being that our drivers and teams can freely participate in other series using these same specifications.”

Chassis support bars

In 2019, all chassis will be required to have additional bars installed to support and decrease the span between the front and rear uprights. The new support bars must be an addition to the front and rear uprights. Any attempts to manipulate the front and rear uprights to conform to these measurements will not be tolerated or allowed at the discretion of All Star Circuit of Champions Series Officials. The left- and right-side support bars do not have to be the same. These additional bars will be minimum 1.375 X .083 ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material as per All Star Circuit of Champions current rule K.5.u.

Left- and right-side support bars may be one of two forms of a “Curved Support Bar” similar to current “Safety Bar” used in some chassis’ or a “Support Bar” similar to the All Star Circuit of Champions 2018 Rules Bulletin #1 dated March 9, 2018.

The Curved Support Bar will attach to the top rail to create a span between 15” and 20” from the front upright to the support bar. This measurement will be made from the rear point of the front upright to the forward point of the support bar. It will attach to the hip rail and have a gusset attached above the curve to the rear upright at the point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar. The outer most point of the curve will be between 4” and 7”, measured from the outer edge of the uprights.

The Support Bar will be attached to the top rail to create a span between 15” and 20” from the front upright. This measurement will be made from the rear point of the front upright to the forward point of the support bar. The bottom of the Support Bar will attach to the rear upright at the point opposite of the rear brace/shock mount bar.

Right side body opening shall remain the same per rule K.7.j. in the All Star Circuit of Champions Rule Book.

See drawings below.

Slip joints

Slip joints will no longer be allowed in any form. Bolted or clamped slip joints will no longer be allowed. If a current chassis has a slip joint, it will have to be welded the full circumference of the tube to become solid.

Wing T-post

Wing T-post will be built from 1” X .083” minimum ASTM4130 normalized steel or equivalent material. No parts made from castings will be allowed on any wing T-post. Wing attachment designs will be subject to approval. Some approved design drawings are below.

Steel left-front radius rod and rod ends

The left-front radius rod is to be made of 4130 steel with steel rod ends.

Left and right nerf bars

All left- and right-side nerf bars must attach to the chassis at three points. Two-point side nerf hoops will no longer be allowed.

Elimination of bolt-to-bolt axle tethers

The 2019 season will be the last year axle tethers will be attached to the radius rod bolt on the axle. In January 2020, all axle tethers will either wrap around or clamp to the axle.

Also in 2019, all axle tethers will be required to attach to the front engine plate post or the rear bolt of the front radius rod and not the radiator post, per manufacturer’s instructions.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 438 Southpoint Circle Brownsburg, IN 46112

 

 

Aaron Reutzel holds off Rahmer and Larson for Thunder Cup win at Grandview Speedway

BECHTELSVILLE, Pa. (August 23, 2018) - Aaron Reutzel did what some would consider the impossible on Thursday night at Grandview Speedway: beat the Pennsylvania Posse on their home dirt.

Reutzel, driver of the familiar Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87, achieved his feat in fantastic fashion, not only leading all 35 circuits to kick-off the four-day Central Pennsylvania invasion, but he also held off a swarm of competitors battling behind him that included defending Thunder Cup champion, Freddie Rahmer, and NASCAR superstar, Kyle Larson. For Reutzel, the $5,000 Thunder Cup victory increased his season win count to eight with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1; his first in ‘Posse Country.’

“It is badass to beat the Posse,” an elated Aaron Reutzel said in Grandview Speedway victory lane. “This isn’t an easy place to come to and expect to win. This win is going to be very special to us considering what we were able to do. I really can’t say enough about this team. There are so many people who make this possible. It’s incredible.”

Although Reutzel was in charge the entire distance, the 35-lap main event did not count down without a challenge for the Clute, Texas, native. The former ASCS national champion and now All Star Circuit of Champions driver point leader was forced to deal with an immense amount of pressure from multiple drivers with most of the chaos occurring during the second half of the program.

Between laps 20 and 28, things were getting interesting for Reutzel. Tim Shaffer, who started from the pole position by way of dash victory, was starting to nip at the heels of Reutzel as the duo attempted to navigate traffic. At the same time, Paul McMahan, who actually raced in the runner-up spot from lap 11 until lap 20, was also beginning to apply pressure on the top pair, soon joined by fifth-row starter, Freddie Rahmer. By lap 22, Rahmer and McMahan each worked by Shaffer, eventually igniting a battle with each other that included two official position changes in three laps.

Meanwhile, Kyle Larson, who started ninth, was also starting to come alive, soon working his way to fourth behind Reutzel, Rahmer, and McMahan. The hornet's nest calmed down on lap 28 when back-to-back caution flags appeared, one for a spinning Tim Shaffer, ultimately ending the four-car battle for the top spot.

The pair of cautions on lap 28, and another caution on lap 33, acted as a saving grace for Aaron Reutzel, allowing the Texan to utilize a clear track and clean air. Despite a mad attempt by Larson, pounding the cushion on the final two circuits in hopes of sneaking around the top-three, the intent failed. Reutzel escaped to win by 1.3 seconds at the final checkers followed by Freddie Rahmer, Kyle Larson, Paul McMahan, Chad Kemenah.

“It kinda started off with me running the top, then I heard someone running below me so I switched to the bottom for a little bit. I thought that maybe I was going way to slow down there. When I saw the ‘51’ come on the board, I figured he was rolling through the middle because he gets around this place really good. I put my wing back and started trying that,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “I knew that I didn’t want to see traffic because I was having a hard time getting by the slower cars. I was definitely better on the short runs, too. It all worked out in the end. Hopefully we can keep this up tomorrow at Williams Grove.”

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg will host the traveling All Stars on Friday, August 24, for the highly anticipated Jack Gunn Memorial. The annual program will feature a pair of 20-lap features each awarding a $4,000 top prize; the first twin feature format at the world-famous paperclip since 2015. Tony Stewart’s All Stars last visited Williams Grove Speedway in April with Lance Dewease picking up the high dollar payday. Dewease went on to sweep the weekend with the All Stars, also winning the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway the following evening.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will allow pit access beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24. The All Star drivers meeting will happen at 6:30 p.m, followed by hot laps at 7 p.m., sharp. Those looking for more information should visit Williams Grove Speedway on the Web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Grandview Speedway - August 23, 2018: Thunder Cup: Smoke on the Hill 2 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 30 Entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Spencer Bayston - 11.402 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.243 seconds *NTR Ford Performance Heat #1: Spencer Bayston All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Danny Dietrich Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cale Conley JE Pistons Dash #1: Tim Shaffer Classic Ink USA B-Main: Mark Smith Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: JJ Grasso (+10) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.243; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer, 11.402; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.485; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.502; 5. M1-Mark Smith, 11.518; 6. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 11.555; 7. 99M-Kyle Moody, 11.650; 8. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.664; 9. 20-Ryan Taylor, 11.693; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.725

Group (B) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.487; 2. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.488; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.628; 4. 87K-Alan Krimes, 11.694; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.736; 6. 37-JJ Grasso, 11.745; 7. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 11.755; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer, 11.823; 9. 5-Tyler Ross, 11.890; 10. 73B-Brett Michalski, 12.132

Group (C) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.399; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 11.477; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.512; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.556; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 11.597; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 11.650; 7. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.664; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.804; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.853; 10. 19-Landon Myers, 11.949

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [3]; 5. 4-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 6. 99M-Kyle Moody [7]; 7. 20-Ryan Taylor [9]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 10. M1-Mark Smith [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 2. 87K-Alan Krimes [1]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [3]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 5. 24-Lucas Wolfe [7]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 37-JJ Grasso [6]; 8. 88-Brandon Rahmer [8]; 9. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]; 10. 5-Tyler Ross [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [7]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 8. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 10. 19-Landon Myers [10]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [3]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [5]; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer 1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [3]; 3. 37-JJ Grasso [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 88-Brandon Rahmer [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 10. 5-Tyler Ross [11]; 11. 73B-Brett Michalski [10]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 51-Freddie Rahmer [10]; 3. 57-Kyle Larson [9]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 7. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [13]; 10. 37-JJ Grasso [20]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 13. 70-Dave Blaney [23]; 14. 20-Ryan Taylor [19]; 15. 3G-Carson Macedo [17]; 16. 99M-Kyle Moody [15]; 17. 39M-Anthony Macri [22]; 18. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 19. 88-Brandon Rahmer [24]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [16]; 21. 4-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 23. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 24. M1-Mark Smith [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Grandview on 8/23) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 3992 2. Chad Kemenah - 3972 3. Carson Macedo - 3968 4. Paul McMahan - 3772 5. Dave Blaney - 3770 6. Jac Haudenschild - 3748 7. Cale Conley - 3490 8. Parker Price-Miller -3466 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3220 10. Tyler Esh - 3078

 

 

 

All Stars will challenge PA Posse four consecutive nights beginning Thursday at Grandview

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 21, 2018) - Moving south from the Empire State to the Keystone State, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their August campaign with a four-pack of programs in Central Pennsylvania, set to challenge the world-renown Pennsylvania Posse on four consecutive nights, all vying for a total winner’s share equalling $23,000.

The Central Pennsylvania quadruple-header will activate on Thursday evening, August 23, at the always-racey Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville. The annual Thunder Cup: Smoke on the Hill program will award a $5,000 top prize which will also feature All Star owner, Tony Stewart, in competition. Freddie Rahmer, son of Central Pennsylvania legend Fred Rahmer, is the defending All Star winner at Grandview, holding off Ryan Smith and Greg Hodnett to do so.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg will host the traveling All Stars on Friday, August 24, for the highly anticipated Jack Gunn Memorial. The annual program will feature a pair of 20-lap features in 2018, each awarding a $4,000 top prize; the first twin feature format at the world-famous paperclip since 2015. Tony Stewart’s All Stars last visited Williams Grove Speedway in April with Lance Dewease picking up the high dollar payday. Dewease went on to sweep the weekend with the All Stars, also winning the Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway the following evening.

The ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for their first and only appearance of the season on Saturday, August 25. A surprise at the time, it was local favorite Glenndon Forsythe who earned the $5,000 share in 2017, doing so by holding off eventual Series champion for the sixth time, Chad Kemenah. Proving the true competitiveness of the Pennsylvania Posse, Kemenah was the only full-time All Star to finish within the top-ten a year ago. The Series will look to alter that statistic in less than a week, as well as take home the $5,000 winner’s share.

Capping off their four-race tour of the Keystone State, the All Star Circuit of Champions will invade BAPS Motor Speedway near York Haven on Sunday, August 25, and will honor the life of Justin Snyder with the annual Salute to the Troops. Awarding a $5,000 top prize, the BAPS appearance will also be loaded with additional incentives including a $500 ‘Fast Time Award’ and a $500 ‘Hard Charger Award.’ Like Grandview and Lincoln, the BAPS Motor Speedway visit will be the first and only of 2018 for the traveling All Stars. Greg Hodnett is the defending Salute to the Troops event winner.

A battle that may not be settled until the Kokomo Speedway finale in October, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 driver title chase is close with three competitors within 20 points. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo, driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G who owns a pair of All Star victories this season, is now in charge of the driver championship standings, holding down a six-point advantage over Clute, Texas, native, Aaron Reutzel.

Reutzel, who is solidly in charge of the win column with seven victories in 2018, led the Series’ driver standings entering the recent New York swing, but contact with a fellow competitor while battling for the top spot at Lebanon Valley Speedway ultimately ended his command. After suffering from a flat tire, Reutzel eventually returned to the speedway, but only recovered to finish tenth. A top-five performance by Macedo propelled him to the top of the charts.

Six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, is currently third in the title chase trailing Macedo by 16 markers. Although behind the eight ball early in 2018 due to a series of disappointing results, Kemenah recovered quickly and is now in the hunt for an unprecedented seventh All Star championship.

A pair of sprint car Hall of Famers, Jac Haudenschild and Dave Blaney, currently sit fourth and fifth, respectively, in the All Star driver championship chase. Each ‘Buckeye’ own one victory on the season, as well as a combined 18 top-five finishes.

Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, Pa., will open pit gates at 2:30 p.m., officially, on Thursday, August 23. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at 6 p.m, followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Thunder on the Hill Racing Series live on the Web at www.tothracing.com.

Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., will allow pit access beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24. The All Star drivers meeting will happen at 6:30 p.m, followed by hot laps at 7 p.m., sharp. Those looking for more information should visit Williams Grove Speedway on the Web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., will open pit gates at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lincoln Speedway live on the Web at www.lincolnspeedway.com.

BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m., officially, on Sunday, August 26. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take place at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5:45 p.m.. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit BAPS Motor Speedway live on the Web at www.bapsmotorspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lebanon Valley Speedway on 8/19) 1. Carson Macedo - 3848 2. Aaron Reutzel - 3842 3. Chad Kemenah - 3832 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3658 5. Dave Blaney - 3646 6. Paul McMahan - 3630 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 8. Cale Conley - 3362 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3130 10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Gerard McIntyre scores $7,000 at Lebanon Valley for first-ever All Star victory

WEST LEBANON, N.Y. (August 19, 2018) - For the first time in his career, Gerard McIntyre is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, forced to out-duel All Star and Destiny Motorsports newcomer, Brock Zearfoss, during a green-white-checkered finish to do so, also scoring $7,000 in the process. McIntyre, driver of Mark Coldren Motorsports, No. 07 sprint car, led all but the first three circuits around Lebanon Valley Speedway’s high-banked, half-mile oval on Sunday night, ultimately inheriting the top spot on lap four after the top-two made contact while battling for the lead. Although gifted the point position, McIntyre’s campaign at the front of the field was constantly under pressure, soon forced to withstand multiple takeover attempts by Sammy Swindell and eventually Brock Zearfoss.

“I’m just really happy to have this opportunity,” an elated Gerard McIntyre said in Lebanon Valley Speedway victory lane. “The first part of the season wasn’t too hot for us, but during the last five races or so, we’ve really been able to pick things up and progress. Tonight played out in our favor. It was tough to pass and I was in the right place at the right time. It all worked out in the end and I am happy.”

Staring third on the feature grid, McIntyre’s big beak occurred just after a restart with three laps in the books. Aaron Reutzel, who started the 25-lap turned 26-lap program alongside pole-sitter Paul McMahan, attempted to slide McMahan for the lead as the pair entered turns one and two on lap four. Contact was made soon thereafter sending McMahan hard into the outside retaining wall. The unintentional contact also caused issues to Reutzel’s machine sending him pit side to replace a flat, right rear tire. Reutzel eventually returned to the speedway but McMahan would not. From that point forward, it was all McIntyre at the front of the field.

Although jumping out to a respectable advantage, McIntyre was soon forced to deal with Swindell, who was aboard the Jared Zimbardi-owned, No. 35 sprinter. A caution on lap 10 and pair of back-to-back cautions on lap 22 bunched the field back together giving Swindell a trio of opportunities to work around McIntyre. The New Oxford, Pa., native proved to be too strong on the ensuing restarts, keeping Swindell at bay even when the former World of Outlaws champion was able to peek his nose under him.

Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss, who fought his way from seventh to third as early as lap ten, finally had the opportunity to battle his way around Swindell for second. The former Pennsylvania Posse representative turned All Star executed a perfect move at the exit of turn two to get around the Germantown, Tenn., native on lap 24.

Unfortunately for McIntyre, a caution on the final circuit resulted in a fuel stop giving Zearfoss an opportunity to restart on the tailtank of the familiar No. 07. All Star Circuit of Champions rules state that feature competition must end with two consecutive green flag laps, therefore, the field would utilize a green-white-checkered finish. Although close, Zearfoss was not able to capitalize, allowing McIntyre to escape to a .7 second margin of victory at the finish. The “Jonestown Jet” battled back to the line to finish second, followed by Sammy Swindell, Tony Stewart and Carson Macedo.

Only five events remain on the August schedule for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, four of which will be conducted in the Keystone State on August 23-26; four events in four days at four different facilities. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will visit Grandview Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, and BAPS Motor Speedway, respectively, during their four-day trek through Posse Country, chasing a total winner’s share exceeding $20,000.

Adding extra hype to an already action-packed weekend, the visit to Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, August 24, will feature twin 20-lap features for the traveling All Stars. Dubbed the Jack Gunn Memorial, each of the twin features will award a $4,000 top prize.

More information pertaining to the All Star visit to Central Pennsylvania will be posted in the near-future. Fans are encouraged to stay alert via social media and online at www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lebanon Valley Speedway - Sunday, August 19, 2018:
Arctic Cat All Stars at ‘The Valley of Speed’
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 22 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 16.394 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Sammy Swindell - 16.235 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Anthony Fiore
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gerard McIntyre
JE Pistons Dash: Paul McMahan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Gerard McIntyre
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+7)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.294; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss, 16.386; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.669; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore, 16.767; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.890; 6. 14B-Brett Wright, 18.097; 7. 88C-Chad Miller, 18.507; 8. 706-Mark Sasso, 19.086

Group (B)
1. 35Z-Sammy Swindell, 16.235; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.246; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.355; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 16.540; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.733; 6. 10-Joe Kata, 17.163; 7. 35T-Travis Esh, 20.655

Group (C)
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.391; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.393; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.419; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.686; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.857; 6. i07-Darren Schott, 19.008; 7. 41U-Rick Stone, 19.195

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 91-Anthony Fiore [1]; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 6. 14B-Brett Wright [6]; 7. 88C-Chad Miller [7]; 8. 706-Mark Sasso [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 10-Joe Kata [6]; 6. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 7. 35T-Travis Esh [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 6. i07-Darren Schott [6]; 7. 41U-Rick Stone [7]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 4. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 5. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [7]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 7. 4-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [3]; 2. 4-Brock Zearfoss [7]; 3. 35Z-Sammy Swindell [5]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [11]; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore [4]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [16]; 10. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 12. 10-Joe Kata [15]; 13. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [12]; 17. i07-Darren Schott [21]; 18. 35T-Travis Esh [22]; 19. 14B-Brett Wright [17]; 20. 88C-Chad Miller [18]; 21. 706-Mark Sasso [20]; 22. 41U-Rick Stone [19] Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1-3), Gerard McIntyre (4-26)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after Lebanon Valley Speedway)
1. Carson Macedo - 3848
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3842
3. Chad Kemenah - 3832
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3658
5. Dave Blaney - 3646
6. Paul McMahan - 3630
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3362
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3130
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Mother Nature wins at Orange County Fair Speedway; All Stars lose two in a row

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. (August 18, 2018) - Early afternoon rain showers mixed with an extended forecast predicting additional precipitation has forced Orange County Fair Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials to cancel the Saturday evening program. Track and Series officials are working together to find a suitable make-up date.

With Mother Nature winning the first two rounds of the New York All Star swing, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will now conclude their New York trip on Sunday evening, August 19, at the ‘Valley of Speed’ - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York. The All Stars will battle for a $7,000 top prize.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 34 Raceway) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712 2. Carson Macedo - 3708 3. Chad Kemenah - 3694 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538 5. Dave Blaney - 3510 6. Paul McMahan - 3508 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 8. Cale Conley - 3244 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002 10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

All Star visit to Utica-Rome Speedway cancelled

VERNON, N.Y. (August 16, 2018) - With a high percentage of precipitation in the forecast for much of the day on Friday, Utica-Rome Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials were left with no choice but to cancel the All Star visit to Utica-Rome Speedway set for Friday, August 17.

“Our goal was to do everything that we could to get the show in, but unfortunately, the forecast never improved and left us with little hope,” said Series director, Don Grabey. “We are currently working with track officials to find a suitable date to return in 2019.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will now kick-off their trek through the Empire State on Saturday evening, August 18, at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York. One of the highest paying programs on the 2018 All Star schedule, the Saturday night visit will award a $10,000 top prize.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars will conclude their New York swing on Sunday, August 19, at the ‘Valley of Speed’ - Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, New York.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will happen at 5:30 p.m, followed by All Star hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more about OCFS should visit the speedway on the Web at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 34 Raceway) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712 2. Carson Macedo - 3708 3. Chad Kemenah - 3694 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538 5. Dave Blaney - 3510 6. Paul McMahan - 3508 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466 8. Cale Conley - 3244 9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002 10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

The All Star Circuit of Champions will visit trio of tracks during three-day New York road trip

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (August 15, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 season is about to hit high gear once again, as the touring sprint car series sets aim for a trio of stops in the Empire State; three tracks in three days all while chasing a combined winner’s share equalling $22,000. The New York triple-header will activate a busy stretch of competition for the touring All Stars. The month will conclude with a four-pack of events in ‘Pennsylvania Posse Country’ on August 23-26, followed by a stop at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park on Friday, August 31.

Checking off the schedule as the second New York swing of the 2018 season for Tony Stewart’s All Stars, the upcoming weekend will begin, officially, on Friday evening, August 17, with a visit to Utica-Rome Speedway near Vernon. The All Stars have visited Utica-Rome twice in Series history, never during Tony Stewart’s tenure as owner, with the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer earning the top prize during the last visit in 2012. The visit to Utica-Rome Speedway on Friday will award a $5,000 top prize.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., arguably the largest oval on the 2018 Series schedule, will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, August 18. Awarding a $10,000 payday, All Star competitors will attempt the tame Orange County’s sprawling 5/8-mile oval during their invasion of southeast New York; just the second-ever visit by the All Star Circuit of Champions in Series history. Sammy Swindell, the most recent All Star winner while in action at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, is the defending Orange County Fair Speedway winner. Incidentally, Swindell’s victories at 34 Raceway and Orange County Fair Speedway were exactly one year apart - to the date.

‘The Valley Of Speed’ will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday evening, August 19, and will officially conclude the three-day swing through the Empire State. An oval just as demanding as Orange County Fair Speedway, Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., features an action-packed, high-banked, half-mile oval that is not for the faint of heart. The All Stars have made two prior appearances in West Lebanon, each during Tony Stewart’s tenure, welcoming two different winners to victory lane. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich is the defending All Star main event winner at Lebanon Valley Speedway. “Double-D” scored a $7,000 payday for his efforts, piloting the Tom Buch-owned No. 13 to an eighth-career All Star victory at the time. Like 2017, Lebanon Valley Speedway will award a $7,000 top prize in 2018, also awarding a minimum of $1,000 to each feature starter.

On top of what may go down as one of the closest point battles in Series history, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star Circuit of Champions charge into New York as the current All Star driver championship leader, holding a mere-four point lead over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo. Despite an overwhelming lead in the win column with seven victories thus far in 2018, Reutzel and Macedo have nearly identical numbers in the top-five and top-ten columns. The Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry owns 20 top-ten finishes, 14 of which inside the top-five, during 28 feature starts. Macedo, driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G, also owns 20 top-ten finishes, but 15 occurred inside the top-five.

Although nearly counted out of championship contention during the first half of the season, six-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions title holder, Chad Kemenah, has worked his way back within striking distance and will enter the New York swing third in the driver championship chase less than 20 markers out of the top spot. Kemenah’s consistency is more than impressive, owning 26 top-ten finishes and two victories.

Jac Haudenschild, the Spring Nationals winner at Attica Raceway Park, is fourth in the driver title chase, followed by Lou Blaney Memorial winner, Dave Blaney. Paul McMahan, Parker Price-Miller, Cale Conley, Brandon Spithaler, and Carl Bowser round-out the top-ten in the current All Star driver championship. McMahan leads the bottom half of the top-ten with two victories on the season and trails Dave Blaney for fifth by just two points.

In addition to a loaded roster of All Star talent, Tony Stewart will join the Series during competition on all three nights, piloting his own Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Sage Fruit/Ford Performance/No. 14.

“I’m excited to get back on the track with these guys,” Tony Stewart said about racing in New York with the All Stars. “We have a talented group that follow our schedule full-time. They have proven time and time again that they can compete anywhere in the country. Being competitive against a group like this is one thing, but winning against them is another. It is a true challenge and I am excited to be a part of it at Utica-Rome, Orange County, and Lebanon Valley.”

Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, N.Y., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 17. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:15 p.m. Those interested in learning more should visit Utica-Rome Speedway live on the Web at www.uticaromespeedway.com.

Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, N.Y., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 18. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will happen at 5:30 p.m, followed by All Star hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those wanting to learn more about OCFS should visit the speedway on the Web at www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net.

Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y., will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 19. A mandatory All Star driver meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lebanon Valley Speedway live on the Web at www.lebanonvalley.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 34 Raceway)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712
2. Carson Macedo - 3708
3. Chad Kemenah - 3694
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538
5. Dave Blaney - 3510
6. Paul McMahan - 3508
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3244
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Sammy Swindell beats Eliason and Macedo at 34 Raceway for 27th career All Star victory

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 29, 2018) - Sammy Swindell is 62-years-old and still winning.

Exactly one year after earning his last Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory in West Lebanon, N.Y., “Slammin’” Sammy Swindell wins again with America’s Series, this time earning a $5,000 payday during action at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. For Swindell, the All Star victory bumps his career total to 27 with the Series, forced to outduel Fresno, California’s Cory Eliason during the later stages of the 30-lap program to do so. The 34 Raceway victory was a first-ever for the Germantown, Tenn., native during All Star competition.

Cory Eliason held on to finish second with the All Stars to earn a first-ever podium finish with the Series, followed by Carson Macedo, Cale Conley, and Kerry Madsen.

“I think I’m the oldest person to ever win one of these races,” an elated Sammy Swindell said in victory lane, driver of the Thones Utility Construction/No. 59 sprint car. “We pulled this car out of the trailer tonight and didn’t touch a bolt on it. We won one now. We’ll work to improve from here.”

Sammy Swindell’s march to the front took patience and persistence. Starting from the outside of row two, Swindell completed the first eight circuits in the exact same position as he started. Traffic came into play quickly around the 3/8-mile, high banked oval which allowed Swindell to close the gap on the top three. Utilizing lapped cars, the former World of Outlaws champion was able to battle by Jackson and Knoxville winner, Kerry Madsen, to take the third spot officially on lap nine. Just one circuit later, the main event’s first caution appeared forcing the field to mold back together.

It was not until when caution flags reappeared that Swindell was able to make a bid for the second spot, ultimately driving by the familiar No. 7K of Cale Conley as the pair raced down the backstretch on lap 17. Halting Swindell’s obvious momentum in traffic, caution flags reappeared on lap 18, once again forcing the field to bunch back together.

Now on the tailtank of the Roth Motorsports entry of Cory Eliason, green flag conditions returned with Swindell now in hot pursuit of the top spot. The pair raced one-two for the next eight circuits in clear air, but traffic came into the picture soon thereafter. As Eliason reached the tail of the field to complete lap 26, Swindell made his move, actually peeking underneath the No. 83 as the pair battled into turn one. A drag race down the back straightaway resulted in Swindell’s favor, taking the lead officially with a slider between turns three and four on lap 27.

Although one last caution appeared with two circuits remaining setting up a green-white-checkered restart, Swindell was untouchable, sailing off to score the All Star victory in front of a packed-house by 1.25 seconds.

“We were kinda tight at the beginning, so as the laps continued to go down, the car was getting better,” Swindell continued. “We still have a few kinks that we need to work out.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will enjoy a pair of off-weekends before returning to competition on Friday evening, August 17, at the Utica-Rome Speedway in Vernon, New York; the first of three consecutive events in the Empire State. Action will continue on Saturday evening, August 18, at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, followed by a stop at the Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon on Sunday, August 19. The trio of New York stops will open an August schedule that includes eight events across three states, four of which in Pennsylvania on August 23-26.

Contingency Awards/Results: 34 Raceway - Sunday, July 29, 2018:
Arctic Cat All Stars at 34 Raceway
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sammy Swindell - 12.797 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cale Conley - 12.288 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Austin McCarl
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Sammy Swindell
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cale Conley
Wix Filters Dash #2: Cory Eliason
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ryan Smith
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.675; 2. 35V-Jamie Veal, 12.759; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.815; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.867; 5. 15-Bobby Mincer, 12.990; 6. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.008; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.085; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.456

Group (B)
1. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.590; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.672; 3. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 12.707; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 12.770; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.852; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 12.863; 7. 21au-Jordan Brazier, 12.949; 8. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 13.391

Group (C)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.376; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.382; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.414; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.699; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.740; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.855; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.963; 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison, 13.362

Group (D)
1. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.236; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.288; 3. 59-Sammy Swindell, 12.434; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.576; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.582; 6. 29-Willie Croft, 12.598; 7. 50-Bill Balog, 12.753; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 12.780

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 35V-Jamie Veal [3]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 6. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 2KS-Austin McCarl [1]; 2. 25-Jake Blackhurst [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 6. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 7. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [7]; 8. 51J-Ryan Jamison [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [2]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 5. 29-Willie Croft [6]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 7. 50-Bill Balog [7]; 8. 49-Josh Schneiderman [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [1]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 3. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 5. 5H-Sammy Walsh [7]; 6. 50-Bill Balog [5]; 7. 49-Josh Schneiderman [9]; 8. 15-Bobby Mincer [10]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 10. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [6]; 11. 51J-Ryan Jamison [11]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 5. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [7]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [12]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 10. 2KS-Austin McCarl [6]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [18]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [11]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [22]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 15. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [23]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 17. 29-Willie Croft [17]; 18. 25-Jake Blackhurst [10]; 19. 35V-Jamie Veal [15]; 20. 11-Ryan Smith [21]; 21. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 22. 10H-Chad Kemenah [24]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [20]; 24. 3K-Tim Kaeding [19] Lap Leaders: Cale Conley (1-4), Cory Eliason (5-26), Sammy Swindell (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/29/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 3712
2. Carson Macedo - 3708
3. Chad Kemenah - 3694
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3538
5. Dave Blaney - 3510
6. Paul McMahan - 3508
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3466
8. Cale Conley - 3244
9. Brandon Spithaler - 3002
10. Carl Bowser - 2998

 

 

Kerry Madsen goes back-to-back with the All Star Circuit of Champions with win at Knoxville Raceway

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (July 28, 2018) - Kerry Madsen nearly counted himself out on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway, forced to start from the inside of seven for the 25-lap main event after finishing third during his respective heat race. Although distraught over his starting position, the veteran proved himself wrong in a hurry, quickly advancing through the feature field to earn his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory in as many days.

Now a nine-time winner with the All Star Circuit of Champions, the “Madman” sealed his fate on lap 20, making an impressive move around fellow sprint car veteran, Sammy Swindell, to cash-in for a $5,000 payday.

Defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, finished third at Knoxville Raceway, followed by “Blackjack” Brian Brown and Brooke Tatnell.

“We’ve been really quick lately, we just haven’t been able to catch any breaks,” Kerry Madsen explained in victory lane, driver of the GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 2M sprint car. “Last night was a great night for us, and tonight having to start 13th, I was like ‘oh man, we are done.’ But I’ll tell you what, Guy Forbrook has been working hard on this car. That thing was a rocketship tonight.”

Tea, South Dakota’s Matt Juhl and seven-time Knoxville Raceway track champion, Terry McCarl, led the feature field to green on Saturday night at the Sprint Car Capital of the World. Juhl earned the early advantage, leading McCarl, Brooke Tatnell, and Lynton Jeffrey by the flagstand for the first time. Juhl led the first three circuits before the main event’s first red flag appeared on lap four. Trey Starks was the driver involved; he walked away unharmed.

Green flag action resumed with Terry McCarl now on the back bumper of Juhl. McCarl chased Juhl for the next eight circuits before making his first, official bid for the top spot on lap 12. Although gaining the top spot with ease, Juhl had some visible programs, ultimately surrendering his position and pulling off into the infield.

After McCarl’s successful overtaking, the driver of the familiar No. 24 led for the next two circuits, instantly opening up to a three-second command. Unfortunately for T-Mac, the turn one cushion got the best of the Altoona, Iowa, native, eventually sending McCarl on a wild ride between turns one and two. As a result, the point position was left open for Sammy Swindell.

Swindell, who started seventh on the feature grid, led the field back to green with Brooke Tatnell and Chad Kemenah in tow. By that point, Kerry Madsen was full of life, already making his presence known well within the top-five, actually powering into the runner-up spot by the completion of lap 16.

Lap by lap, Madsen picked away at Swindell’s lead, shrinking his command from one second on lap 17, to a mere-.2 seconds by the completion of lap 19. By the time the pair raced into turn one on lap 20, Madsen was within striking distance and attempted to slide the Germantown, Tenn., native through corner number two. Although Madsen’s initial slider did not stick, his attempt to overtake the top spot in turns three and four did succeed, ultimately pulling away from Swindell as the pair drag raced off of corner number four.

From that point forward, it was all Madsen at the front of the field, quickly accelerating to an impressive command that stretched to nearly three seconds by lap 25.

“This is a fun team to be a part of,” Madsen explained. “I have really enjoyed the last year and a half. This is a great time of year to get good.”

Moving a little further east, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their four-race stretch through the Midwest with a stop on Sunday evening, July 29, at the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. Just the third appearance in Series history, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize during their Sunday night stop at the 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval, officially concluding their four-track, three-state sweep through the central time zone.

34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit 34 Raceway live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Knoxville Raceway - Saturday, July 28, 2018: Weiler Night EMi Driver’s Meeting: 56 entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Giovanni Scelzi - 15.419 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 15.338 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Sam Hafertepe, Jr. All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Matt Juhl Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lynton Jeffrey Mobil 1 Heat #4: Carson Macedo Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Brian Brown Computer Man of Fremont D-Main: Tony Stewart Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Rager Phillips JE Pistons Dash #1: Matt Juhl Wix Filters Dash #2: Terry McCarl Classic Ink USA B-Main: Giovanni Scelzi Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Sammy Swindell (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dominic Scelzi (+16) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 15.364; 2. 26-Joey Saldana, 15.399; 3. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., 15.489; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.553; 5. 9-Rager Phillips, 15.590; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 15.622; 7. 70s-Jeff Swindell, 15.664; 8. 21au-Jordan Brazier, 15.717; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.836; 10. 98-Carl Bowser, 15.859; 11. 10-Clyde Knipp, 15.907; 12. 28-Allen Woods, 16.113

Group (B) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.338; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell, 15.381; 3. 7W-Tasker Phillips, 15.654; 4. O9-Matt Juhl, 15.697; 5. 71A-RJ Johnson, 15.702; 6. 49-Josh Schneiderman, 15.758; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.820; 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, 16.154; 9. 7-John Carney, 16.339; 10. 7X-Carson McCarl, 16.470; 11. 19-Bobby Wueve, 16.689

Group (C) 1. 24-Terry McCarl, 15.368; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 15.404; 3. 12-Lynton Jeffrey, 15.410; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.449; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi, 15.479; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.667; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu, 15.748; 8. 35V-Jamie Veal, 15.797; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.832; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.958; 11. 15-Bobby Mincer, 16.447

Group (D) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.440; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 15.599; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 15.638; 4. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 15.652; 5. 56N-Davey Heskin, 15.657; 6. 67-Ryan Robinson, 15.663; 7. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 15.683; 8. 20-AJ Moeller, 15.726; 9. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.743; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.366; 11. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 17.747

Group (E) 1. 21-Brian Brown, 15.530; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 15.545; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 15.607; 4. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 15.685; 5. 29-Willie Croft, 15.805; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 15.877; 7. 75-Glen Saville, 16.016; 8. 19P-Paige Polyak, 16.066; 9. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 16.177; 10. 85-Chase Wanner, 16.517; 11. 84-Brandon Hanks, 99.470

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [2]; 2. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [6]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 6. 70S-Jeff Swindell [7]; 7. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [8]; 8. 9-Rager Phillips [5]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [10]; 11. 10-Clyde Knipp [11]; 12. 28-Allen Woods [12]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 7W-Tasker Phillips [2]; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell [3]; 5. 49-Josh Schneiderman [6]; 6. 71A-RJ Johnson [5]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 8. 7-John Carney [9]; 9. 19-Bobby Wueve [11]; 10. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [8]; 11. 7X-Carson McCarl [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 4. 24-Terry McCarl [4]; 5. 71-Gio Scelzi [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 7. 24R-Rico Abreu [7]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 9. 35V-Jamie Veal [8]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 11. 15-Bobby Mincer [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 2KS-Austin McCarl [1]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 67-Ryan Robinson [6]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [7]; 7. 56N-Davey Heskin [5]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [9]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [11]; 11. 20-AJ Moeller [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [1]; 3. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 4. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 5. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [8]; 7. 29-Willie Croft [5]; 8. 5H-Sammy Walsh [9]; 9. 85-Chase Wanner [10]; 10. 75-Glen Saville [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 2. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell [2]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 6. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [4]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 3. 15-Bobby Mincer [8]; 4. 10-Clyde Knipp [7]; 5. 7X-Carson McCarl [10]; 6. 1AJ-Tevor Mell [5]; 7. 75-Glen Saville [3]; 8. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer [4]; 9. 20-AJ Moeller [6]; 10. 28-Allen Woods [9]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 9-Rager Phillips [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 7-John Carney [5]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 6. 35V-Jamie Veal [6]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [4]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [12]; 10. 19-Bobby Wueve [10]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 12. 85-Chase Wanner [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 4. 67-Ryan Robinson [4]; 5. 49-Josh Schneiderman [5]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 7. 70S-Jeff Swindell [6]; 8. 24R-Rico Abreu [13]; 9. 56N-Davey Heskin [11]; 10. 21AU-Jordan Brazier [12]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 12. 9-Rager Phillips [16]; 13. 29-Willie Croft [14]; 14. 11-Ryan Smith [17]; 15. 19P-Paige Polyak [10]; 16. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 17. 71A-RJ Johnson [9]

A-Main (25 Laps) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [13]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [7]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 4. 21-Brian Brown [5]; 5. 55-Brooke Tatnell [4]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 7. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [23]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [18]; 9. 83-Cory Eliason [19]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 11. 3K-Tim Kaeding [20]; 12. 2KS-Austin McCarl [16]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [22]; 14. 12-Lynton Jeffrey [3]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 17. 7W-Tasker Phillips [17]; 18. 2C-Wayne Johnson [12]; 19. 67-Ryan Robinson [26]; 20. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr. [11]; 21. 24-Terry McCarl [2]; 22. O9-Matt Juhl [1]; 23. 70-Dave Blaney [25]; 24. 3-Jac Haudenschild [24]; 25. 44-Trey Starks [15]; 26. 71-Gio Scelzi [21] Lap Leaders: Matt Juhl (1-11), Terry McCarl (12-14), Sammy Swindell (15-19), Kerry Madsen (20-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/28/2018) 1. Chad Kemenah - 3588 2. Aaron Reutzel - 3574 3. Carson Macedo - 3564 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3414 5. Dave Blaney - 3406 6. Paul McMahan - 3386 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3332 8. Cale Conley - 3102 9. Carl Bowser - 2890 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2884

 

 

The Madman pockets $10,000 during All Star visit to Jackson Motorplex

JACKSON, Minn. (June 27, 2018) - The “Madman” Kerry Madsen put on a show during Friday’s fair race at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, ultimately battling through a four-car fray near the midpoint of the 30-lap program to solidify a $10,000 payday. Madsen, who now owns eight All Star Circuit of Champions victories over the course of his storied career, started fourth on the feature grid and took the lead officially on lap 16, driving by race-long leader, Josh Baughman, with a power move on the cushion. The All Star victory was Madsen’s first of the 2018 season.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel climbed six positions to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Dave Blaney, and Carson Macedo.

In addition, fans from coast-to-coast will have the opportunity to relive the excitement from the state-of-the-art complex as MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, was on hand to capture all of the action. Air dates for the event will be released in the near-future.

“It feels good to put a night like tonight together and win in front of all of our home fans and sponsors,” Kerry Madsen said in victory lane, pilot of the GoMuddy.com/No. 2M sprint car. “It was a fun race there toward the middle, but we were able to get away from those guys and get the lead before the track got real narrow. This is a great way to start the weekend. I’m very proud to be a part of this team and happy for everyone involved.”

Although it was Madsen who earned the payday, it was Josh Baughman who earned the initial jump, taking command from the outside-pole position over Chad Kemenah and Dave Blaney. With a clear track ahead, Baughman was able to build a strong advantage in a hurry, escaping to a near-two second lead with just five laps in the books.

The pace was quick, but traffic soon halted Baughman’s momentum which allowed Kemenah, Blaney, and eventually Madsen, to close the gap. By lap 12, Baughman’s advantage was all but erased, now with four cars on his heels battling for positions two through five.

Blaney drove by Kemenah at the exit of turn four on lap 12 to take the runner-up spot, only to be negated the following circuit. By this point, Madsen was already applying pressure on the frontrunners, soon commencing a battle with Kemenah and Blaney for a podium position. As Kemenah drove back by Blaney to regain second, Madsen also slipped by the “Buckeye Bullet” to take third on lap 13, following that advancement with another move on lap 14 to scoot around Kemenah for second. Just two circuits later, Madsen was in command, actually driving around Baughman at the exit of turn four to officially lead lap 16.

Madsen’s lead grew in a hurry, but it was cut down just as fast as it was built. Jackson Speedway’s surface started to build a thin line of rubber around the bottom of the speedway, ultimately forcing all competitors to move to the bottom groove. Trying to take advantage of the situation, Aaron Reutzel, who followed Madsen through the chaos to claim second over Kemenah and Blaney on lap 19, tried to apply pressure on the “Madman” while racing through the narrow groove, but time was out. Madsen crossed under the final checkers with a one second lead.

“It was important to get to the front in a hurry and find the abrasiveness around the bottom of the speedway,” Madsen continued. “I think we were all a little worried that the track was going to do that. It all worked out in the end.”

With two events down and two to go, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-race trek through the Midwest with a one-night stand at the Sprint Car Capital of the World - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday evening, July 28. Tony Stewart’s All Stars have made 16 prior appearances at the world-famous Marion County Fairgrounds, but only two repeat winners have been crowned. The last All Star visit to Knoxville Raceway took place in 2011 with Kevin Swindell taking the final checkers.

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Knoxville Raceway live on the Web at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Jackson Motorplex - Friday, July 27, 2018:
ABDO Fair Race presented by Richard White Memorial
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.519 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Tony Stewart - 12.601 seconds (2nd quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Brian Brown
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sammy Swindell
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Paul McMahan
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Terry McCarl
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Cale Conley
JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah
Wix Filters Dash #2: Josh Baughman
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 12.580; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.601; 3. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.639; 4. 21-Brian Brown, 12.663; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.886; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.951; 7. 23W-Scott Winters, 13.115; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.233; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 13.342; 10. 7-John Carney, 13.559

Group (B)
1. 17b-Josh Baughman, 12.701; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.821; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.955; 4. 59-Sammy Swindell, 13.064; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl, 13.070; 6. 7X-Carson McCarl, 13.275; 7. 4X-Eric Schulz, 13.848; 8. 39-Spencer Bayston, 18.996; 9. 1AJ-Tevor Mell, 99.190

Group (C)
1. O9-Matt Juhl, 12.856; 2. 55-Brooke Tatnell, 13.063; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.081; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.138; 5. 16-Travis Whitney, 13.167; 6. 99-Skylar Gee, 13.185; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.195; 8. 35V-Jamie Veal, 13.327; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle, 18.302

Group (D)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.041; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 13.269; 3. 3p-Sawyer Phillips, 13.349; 4. 35W-Skylar Prochaska, 13.464; 5. 19L-RJ Johnson, 13.509; 6. 24R-Rico Abreu, 13.526; 7. 20-Brant O'Banion, 13.716; 8. 14K-Victoria Knutson, 14.135; 9. O5-Colin Smith, 99.370

Group (E)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.804; 2. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 13.246; 3. 29-Willie Croft, 13.294; 4. 24-Terry McCarl, 13.316; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding, 13.341; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.345; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.387; 8. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.457; 9. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.698

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 21-Brian Brown [1]; 2. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 5. 5H-Sammy Walsh [6]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 7. 23W-Scott Winters [7]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson [9]; 10. 7-John Carney [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 59-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 17B-Josh Baughman [4]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 2KS-Austin McCarl [5]; 6. 4X-Eric Schulz [7]; 7. 7X-Carson McCarl [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 55-Brooke Tatnell [3]; 4. O9-Matt Juhl [4]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [6]; 6. 35V-Jamie Veal [8]; 7. 16-Travis Whitney [5]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 2K-Kevin Ingle [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 2. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [2]; 3. 24R-Rico Abreu [6]; 4. 35W-Skylar Prochaska [1]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [3]; 6. 19L-RJ Johnson [5]; 7. O5-Colin Smith [9]; 8. 14K-Victoria Knutson [8]; 9. 20-Brant O'Banion [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 24-Terry McCarl [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 29-Willie Croft [2]; 4. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. 3K-Tim Kaeding [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [8]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [9]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 24-Terry McCarl [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]; 6. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 5. 97-Alan Gilbertson [5]; 6. 7-John Carney [9]; 7. 14K-Victoria Knutson [4]; 8. 2K-Kevin Ingle [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 2KS-Austin McCarl [3]; 3. 35V-Jamie Veal [7]; 4. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 5. 99-Skylar Gee [4]; 6. 3K-Tim Kaeding [6]; 7. 5H-Sammy Walsh [2]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 9. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 11. 19L-RJ Johnson [9]; 12. 16-Travis Whitney [12]; 13. O5-Colin Smith [15]; 14. 4X-Eric Schulz [10]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 16. 23W-Scott Winters [11]; 17. 7X-Carson McCarl [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [9]; 6. 59-Sammy Swindell [10]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 9. 17B-Josh Baughman [2]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 24-Terry McCarl [11]; 12. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 13. 26-Joey Saldana [18]; 14. 24R-Rico Abreu [16]; 15. 11-Ryan Smith [26]; 16. 35V-Jamie Veal [23]; 17. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 18. O9-Matt Juhl [17]; 19. 55-Brooke Tatnell [14]; 20. 2KS-Austin McCarl [22]; 21. 29-Willie Croft [15]; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild [25]; 23. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [19]; 24. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [24]; 25. 3P-Sawyer Phillips [12]; 26. 35W-Skylar Prochaska [20] Lap Leaders: Josh Baughman (1-15), Kerry Madsen (16-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/27/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3446
2. Chad Kemenah - 3444
3. Aaron Reutzel - 3440
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3312
5. Dave Blaney - 3302
6. Paul McMahan - 3256
7. Parker Price-Miller - 3212
8. Cale Conley - 3012
9. Carl Bowser - 2800
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2794

 

 

Ryan Smith takes advantage of Macedo’s misfortune for Angell Park All Star victory

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (July 26, 2018) - The “Kunkletown Kid” Ryan Smith earned his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season in a thriller on Thursday night at Angell Park Speedway, inheriting command with just two circuits remaining after race leader, Carson Macedo, retired with mechanical woes. In actuality, Smith, the part-time pilot of the McGhee Motorsports/Mike McGhee and Associates/No. 11 sprint car, inherited the lead twice during the All Star/IRA Outlaw Sprint Series event in Sun Prairie, Wis., but the second proved to be worth $5,000.

Multi-time IRA Outlaw Sprint Series champion, Bill Balog, rallied nine positions to finish second at Angell Park Speedway, followed by Dave Blaney, Chad Kemenah, and California invader, Rico Abreu.

“I really can’t thank my guys enough for their hard work, and for them giving me this opportunity to drive their car,” Ryan Smith said in Angell Park Speedway victory lane. “We’ve been getting faster and faster every time we race together. It feels great to finally get an All Star win.”

Although Smith started from the pole position, it was fellow front row starter Aaron Reutzel who earned the early advantage, immediately taking control of the 24-car field as the opening green flags waved.

A quick pace around Angell Park Speedway’s 1/3-mile, clay oval led the Cute, Texas, native into traffic for the first time on lap four. Despite multiple roadblocks in the form of lapped cars, Reutzel was able to maintain momentum by utilizing the speedway’s gnarly cushion, weaving through traffic safely until the main event’s first caution appeared on lap 13. Unfortunately for Reutzel, he would become involved in that caution, eventually forced to retire and surrender the lead after another driver made contact with the seven-time All Star winner while attempting to slow for the caution. Reutzel’s damage was severe and would not return.

With Reutzel out, Ryan Smith would inherit the top spot, now with Chad Kemenah and Carson Macedo on his heels. Smith led the field for the next five circuits until a mistake cost him the point position. Miscalculating the turn four cushion, Smith jumped the edge of the racing groove and nearly lost control allowing fifth-starting Carson Macedo to drive by to lead lap 19.

Ironically enough, the turn four cushion, which nearly ended Smith’s feature campaign entirely, gave the “Kunkletown Kid” a second chance. As Macedo was battling through traffic with two and a half laps remaining, the Lemoore, Calif., native hopped the curb in turn four resulting in terminal front end damage. Macedo limped across the line but caution flags waved soon thereafter setting up a green-white-checkered restart. Ryan Smith inherited the top spot, ultimately holding off Bill Balog and Dave Blaney at the final checkers.

“Definitely a wild one tonight,” Smith continued. “That was a tough deal for Carson (Macedo). I’ve lost races the same way and it definitely hurts. The cushion bit us once, but we were able to capitalize on my mistake later in the race and get the win. We’ll head further down the road and try again tomorrow at Jackson.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their four-day trek through the Midwest with a stop at the Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, July 27. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $10,000 top prize during their visit to southern Minnesota’s state-of-the-art complex; the first and only All Star visit to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in 2018.

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Jackson Motorplex live on the Web at www.jacksonmotorplex.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Angell Park Speedway - Thursday, July 26, 2018: Sprint Spectacular EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dominic Scelzi - 12.204 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 12.056 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart JE Pistons Dash #1: Ryan Smith Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+11) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.056; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.092; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 12.267; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.321; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.402; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh, 12.531; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 12.630; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.846; 9. 19-Todd Daun, 13.090; 10. 29-Hunter Custer, 13.996

Group (B) 1. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.180; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell, 12.340; 3. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.375; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.393; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.425; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.569; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.640; 8. 7-Scott Uttech, 12.735; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.834; 10. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.855

Group (C) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.196; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.313; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi, 12.529; 4. 23-Russel Borland, 12.552; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.825; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.829; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.987; 8. 85M-Steve Meyer, 13.007; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.040; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 13.207

Group (D) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.406; 2. 64-Scotty Thiel, 12.426; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.528; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.534; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 12.558; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 12.593; 7. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.665; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 13.579; 9. 12-Mike Decker, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 5H-Sammy Walsh [6]; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [7]; 8. 19-Todd Daun [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]; 10. 29-Hunter Custer [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 59-Sammy Swindell [3]; 3. 17B-Bill Balog [2]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [7]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [8]; 9. 4K-Kris Spitz [9]; 10. O2-Mike Reinke [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [1]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 85M-Steve Meyer [8]; 10. 63-Nick Matuszewski [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [3]; 4. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]; 6. 4B-Scott Biertzer [7]; 7. 43-Jereme Schroeder [8]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [9]; 9. 10W-Brandon McMullen [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 59-Sammy Swindell [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 5H-Sammy Walsh [2]; 3. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen [13]; 5. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [5]; 6. 73-Ben Schmidt [6]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [12]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [15]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 11. 4K-Kris Spitz [14]; 12. 19-Todd Daun [11]; 13. 63-Nick Matuszewski [17]; 14. 4B-Scott Biertzer [3]; 15. 29-Hunter Custer [18]; 16. 43-Jereme Schroeder [8]; 17. 7-Scott Uttech [9]

A-Main (35 Laps) 1. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 17B-Bill Balog [11]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [16]; 6. 41S-Dominic Scelzi [13]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 8. 83-Cory Eliason [14]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [20]; 10. 59-Sammy Swindell [9]; 11. 64-Scotty Thiel [12]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 13. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [10]; 14. 25-Jake Blackhurst [19]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 17. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [23]; 18. 10W-Brandon McMullen [24]; 19. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 20. 5H-Sammy Walsh [22]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 22. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 23. 26-Joey Saldana [15]; 24. 23-Russel Borland [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-12), Ryan Smith (13-18), Carson Macedo (19-33), Ryan Smith (34, 35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/26/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 3306 2. Chad Kemenah - 3300 3. Aaron Reutzel - 3294 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3206 5. Dave Blaney - 3160 6. Paul McMahan - 3120 7. Parker Price-Miller - 3082 8. Cale Conley - 2922 9. Carl Bowser - 2710 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2704

 

 

Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa ahead for All Star Circuit of Champions

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 24, 2018) - Arguably the most demanding weekend of the season, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their 2018 campaign with a four-race sweep through the Midwest, ready to take-on four events in four days at four different facilities, all of which while traveling through three states. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will visit Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa during their trek across the Midwest, kicking things off with a stop in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Thursday, July 26.

An event originally scheduled for Sunday, May 20, the All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off their road trip west with a stop in southern Wisconsin, ready to invade Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie where the All Stars will challenge the best of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series for a $5,000 top prize. The “Sprint Car Spectacular” has been a long time coming, as the last two All Star Circuit of Champions visits to Angell Park Speedway were halted by Mother Nature; once in 2017 and again in early 2018.

Moving further west over the Mississippi River, the All Star Circuit of Champions will next invade Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., on Friday, July 27. The best-of-the-best will battle for a $10,000 top prize during their visit to southern Minnesota, just the third appearance by Tony Stewart’s All Stars at the now state-of-the-art complex in Series history. In fact, the All Stars have not competed in the Land of 10,000 Lakes since 2013 when the Series visited Buffalo River Raceway Park. Travis Whitney was the last to visit victory lane with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Jackson Motorplex.

Moving just south of Minnesota, the All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their four-day road trip with a two-day stay in Iowa, first invading the Sprint Car Capital of the World - Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville. Iowa, on Saturday, July 28. Although many of the full-time All Stars have made the trek west to visit Knoxville Raceway for the annual Knoxville Nationals, the Series has not visited the world-famous half-mile since 2011. In total, Knoxville Raceway has hosted the traveling All Stars on 16 separate occasions welcoming 14 different winners. Terry McCarl and Don Droud, Jr., names certainly synonymous with sprint car competition and Knoxville Raceway, are the only two repeat winners during All Star action at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Kevin Swindell was the last to be victorious, claiming the big payday on August 6, 2011.

Slowly making their way back east, 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Sunday, July 29. Although a short history with “America’s Series,” 34 Raceway is the only track on the four-day schedule that has hosted the All Star Circuit of Champions within the last year. Prior to the 2017 visit, the All Stars have only made the journey to Burlington once, that being in 1998 when Hall of Famer Kenny Jacobs earned the crown, one of 98 All Star Circuit of Champions victories for the All Star great.

Although not on top of the current All Star Circuit of Champions driver point battle, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Sun Prairie, Wis., as the hottest driver on tour. The pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry has won four out of the last five All Star events, seven in total, most recently taming “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway for a $5,000 top prize on Saturday, July 21.

Certainly consistent, as well as victorious, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo is the current driver championship point leader, holding a two-point cushion over Aaron Reutzel. The driver of the Gaerte/Norman No. 3G is a two-time winner thus far in 2018, also owning 18 top-ten finishes in 23 feature starts. Occurring in back-to-back fashion, Macedo’s pair of victories were accomplished in the Empire State, winning events at Stateline Speedway and Weedsport Speedway on Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10, respectively.

Six-time and defending All Star Circuit of Champions titleholder, Chad Kemenah, is currently third in the Series driver standings. Like Macedo, the Buckeye owns two victories thus far in 2018, but trumps all other full-time travelers with 23 top-ten finishes in 29 feature starts, 17 of which occurring inside the top-five; a stat that also tops any other full-time All Star.

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild is currently fourth in the All Star driver title chase, followed by the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney. The pair of sprint car Hall of Famers each own one All Star victory thus far in 2018, but combine for 16 top-ten finishes; nine for Blaney and seven for the “Wild Child.” Blaney is the most recent of the pair of earn a victory during Series competition, and appropriately enough, Blaney earned his victory during the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon Speedway, an event that honored Dave’s father and fellow sprint car Hall of Famer, Lou Blaney. With the victory, Dave Blaney became the first repeat winner of the prestigious event in its ten year history.

Paul McMahan is currently sixth in the All Star driver chase, followed by Parker Price-Miller, Cale Conley, Carl Bowser, and Brandon Spithaler.

In addition to a loaded All Star Circuit of Champions roster, a handful of outside invaders also plan to follow the All Stars to all four programs including All Star owner and three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Tony Stewart. St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu will also enter all four events.

Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., will open pit gates at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 5:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Angell Park Speedway live on the Web at www.angellparkspeedway.net.

Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minn., will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Jackson Motorplex live on the Web at www.jacksonmotorplex.com.

Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Knoxville Raceway live on the Web at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.

34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa, will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. A mandatory All Star Circuit of Champions drivers meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit 34 Raceway live on the Web at www.34raceway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/21/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 3188 2. Aaron Reutzel - 3186 3. Chad Kemenah - 3158 4. Jac Haudenschild - 3100 5. Dave Blaney - 3016 6. Paul McMahan - 2984 7. Parker Price-Miller - 2950 8. Cale Conley - 2802 9. Carl Bowser - 2620 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2578

 

 

Aaron Reutzel sweeps I-79 Summer Shootout with victory at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (July 21, 2018) - For the fourth time in five events, Aaron Reutzel earned his way to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane, this time by taming “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) during the second and final leg of the 2018 I-79 Summer Shootout.

For Reutzel, his evening in Western Pennsylvania was nearly flawless, not only leading all 25 laps of the All Star main event, but also kicking-off the evening with the fastest time during qualifying time trials, as well as earning an impressive heat race win. The victory, Reutzel’s seventh of the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions season, concluded a model weekend for the Clute, Texas, native that also included a victory on Friday night at Eriez Speedway. Reutzel is now the owner of two perfect weekends in 2018, actually winning back-to-back events at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and Dirt Oval (Ill.) at Route 66 on June 29 & 30.

“We are doing one heck of a job right now,” Aaron Reutzel explained in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Bros. Trucking/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/No. 87 sprint car. “Our cars have been fantastic, as well as holding together. When nights go as smooth as this, you can’t ask for much more.”

After finishing second during the evening’s dash, his only defeat at PPMS, Aaron Reutzel lined up on the outside of row one for the start of the 25-lap main event. Although flawless for most of the program, immediately gaining the lead after the initial start, Reutzel did encounter a few hazards, mostly in the form of lapped traffic which nearly cost Reutzel his lead. Reutzel’s first, and perhaps his most challenging situation during the 25-lapper occurred on lap 8 when the driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry nearly made contact with a lapped car twice while trying to work around him.

Although unable to keep up with Reutzel for the first few circuits, Carson Macedo, who started from the pole position by way of dash victory, was able to chase down Reutzel as the pair encountered lapped traffic. Reutzel’s near-mishap was just what Macedo needed, using his momentum to pull even with the Texan as the duo battled through turns one and two on lap 10. Luckily for Reutzel, the potential lead change was negated after caution flags flew for a slowing Tyler Esh.

After the feature’s first and only caution appeared, action resumed with Reutzel still in command of the field over Macedo and Cole Duncan. Periods of heavy traffic came into play once again with less than ten circuits remaining thus allowing Macedo to close the gap once more. Although Macedo made a tremendous effort to track down Reutzel, the former ASCS national champion was just as strong, if not stronger in traffic.

“The top of the speedway was pretty dominant tonight. You were able to carry a lot of momentum up there,” Carson Macedo explained. “I kept trying to get closer in traffic, but (Aaron Reutzel) was really good, too. He made good, consistent laps.”

“There were a couple of guys out there that made things tricky; bottom to top then back to the bottom,” Reutzel said about traffic. “They were making me a little nervous. I really didn’t know which way to go, but luckily we got through them without getting into any trouble.”

Up next on the calendar, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the month of July with a four-pack of events across the Midwest beginning with action at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Thursday, July 26. The four-day, three-state trek will continue at Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex on Friday, July 27, followed by a two-day stop in Iowa where Tony Stewart’s All Stars will invade the world-famous Knoxville Raceway on Saturday, July 28, followed by a stop at 34 Raceway on Sunday, July 29.

More information pertaining to the All Star trip west will be published in the coming days. Fans should stay tuned on the Web at the official online home of the All Star Circuit of Champions - www.allstarsprint.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Pittsburgh’s Pa. Motor Speedway - Saturday, July 21, 2018:
I-79 Summer Shootout
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 Entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 15.722 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 16.024 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tony Stewart
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
JE Pistons Dash: Carson Macedo
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+13)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 16.207; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan, 16.216; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.227; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 16.264; 5. 11-Gary Taylor, 16.340; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.444; 7. 13M-Brandon Matus, 16.730; 8. 51-John Garvin, 17.052

Group (B)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.468; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.603; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.819; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.896; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.120; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 17.178; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 17.482; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 20.534

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.024; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.150; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.572; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.689; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 17.317; 6. 33-Brent Matus, 18.692; 7. 55-Gary Kriess, NT

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [5]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [7]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [7]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [8]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 42-Sye Lynch [5]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [6]

A-Main (25 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 8. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 10. 3-Jac Haudenschild [14]; 11. 11-Gary Taylor [13]; 12. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 13. 98-Carl Bowser [17]; 14. 42-Sye Lynch [12]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [22]; 16. 33-Brent Matus [18]; 17. 22-Brandon Spithaler [11]; 18. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [20]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [10]; 20. 13M-Brandon Matus [16]; 21. 51-John Garvin [21]; 22. 40-George Hobaugh [15] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-25)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/21/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3188
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3186
3. Chad Kemenah - 3158
4. Jac Haudenschild - 3100
5. Dave Blaney - 3016
6. Paul McMahan - 2984
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2950
8. Cale Conley - 2802
9. Carl Bowser - 2620
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2578

 

 

Aaron Reutzel passes Cole Duncan late for All Star victory at Eriez Speedway

ERIE, Pa. (July 20, 2018) - Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan was just four circuits away from claiming a second consecutive Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory at Eriez Speedway on Friday night when Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel stepped-up and stole the show. Utilizing lapped traffic during the closing circuits of the 30-lapper, Reutzel, who started fourth on the feature grid, was able to drive underneath Duncan at the exit of turn two on lap 27, ultimately ending a high paced, nose-to-tail chase around Eriez Speedway.

Still well in command of the All Star Circuit of Champions’ season win list, the I-79 Summer Shootout victory increased Reutzel’s win total to six on the year with all six occurring at different facilities. In addition, Reutzel became the fifth different driver in five All Star Circuit of Champions starts to earn a trip to Eriez Speedway victory lane.

The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild crossed under the final checkers just behind Duncan and Reutzel, followed by Dave Blaney and Tim Shaffer.

“For the most part, we were pretty equal tonight,” Aaron Reutzel said of Cole Duncan. “It was going to take lapped traffic for me to get around him. It just played out perfect for us. It was one of those nights where we were better off running second.”

Jumping to third after the initial green, Reutzel’s chase for the top spot commenced with just a few laps recorded, actually sneaking around Tyler Esh to take the second spot officially on lap two. Showing signs of potential early, Reutzel’s first, official bid for the top spot occurred on lap six, utilizing a slide job through turns three and four to get by Cole Duncan. Unfortunately for Reutzel, the pass was negated due to a caution just as the leaders were about to cross by the flagstand.

In clean air, Duncan was dominant, keeping a safe distance between himself and the field for the first 14 circuits, especially after caution flags reappeared on lap 11 clearing the track ahead of him. By lap 21, traffic started to become an obvious factor allowing Reutzel to cut down on Duncan’s advantage. The pair raced nearly nose-to-tail for the next six circuits before Reutzel made his winning move, capitalizing on Duncan’s failed attempt to maneuver around slower cars as the duo battled off of turn two on lap 27.

From that point forward, it was all Aaron Reutzel at the front of the field, eventually driving away from his fellow frontrunners during the final three circuits to earn a trip to the frontstretch victory lane.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue I-79 Summer Shootout weekend with a Saturday night visit to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile.”

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS), located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, will host Tony Stewart’s All Stars on just one occasion in 2018; the final Western Pennsylvania visit for the Series this season. Incidentally, All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, earned the top prize at PPMS one year ago, claiming the $5,000 payday over Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and 1881 Racing’s Lee Jacobs on Monday, July 24.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 12 p.m. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:40 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit PPMS live on the Web at www.ppms.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 20, 2018:
I-79 Summer Shootout
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 19 entrants
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.838 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Carson Macedo - 13.912 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: John Garvin, Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tim Shaffer
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
JE Pistons Dash: Cole Duncan
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.932; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.952; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.151; 4. 51-John Garvin, 14.172; 5. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 14.272; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.694; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.562

Group (B)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.912; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.020; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.181; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.530; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.539; 6. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.646

Group (C)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.095; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.115; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.138; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.243; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.249; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.260

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 51-John Garvin [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [5]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 7 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 3. 51-John Garvin [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [6]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [7]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [16]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [13]; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 13. 51-John Garvin [3]; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller [15]; 15. 22-Brandon Spithaler [9]; 16. 126-Bryan Salisbury [17]; 17. 98-Carl Bowser [18]; 18. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [19]; 19. 11-Gary Taylor [14] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan (1-26), Aaron Reutzel (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/20/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 3042
2. Aaron Reutzel - 3036
3. Chad Kemenah - 3018
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2970
5. Dave Blaney - 2872
6. Paul McMahan - 2842
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2818
8. Cale Conley - 2682
9. Carl Bowser - 2496
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2462

 

 

All Stars will invade Western PA for I-79 Summer Shootout beginning Friday at Eriez

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 18, 2018) - After a week away from competition to allow teams the opportunity to participate in the prestigious Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will resume this Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21, with an exciting doubleheader in Western Pennsylvania; the final Western Pennsylvania visit of the 2018 season.

Dubbed the I-79 Summer Shootout, the two-day campaign throughout the western half of the Keystone State will begin at Eriez Speedway near Erie on Friday evening, July 20, followed by a visit to “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile” at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) on Saturday, July 21.

Each boasting their own level of competitiveness, in a combined 19 All Star events shared between the two facilities, 15 at PPMS and four at Eriez, only two drivers have visited victory lane twice, each occurring at “Dirt’s Monster Half-Mile.” The “Apollo Rocket” Ed Lynch, Jr. owns two wins at PPMS, as well as six-time All Star champion, Dale Blaney.

Historically a three-day swing through Western Pennsylvania, the I-79 Summer Shootout visited Eriez Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in 2017 and awarded two different winners, one being All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, who plans to return to PPMS and defend his crown during the upcoming weekend. Stewart will also join the All Stars during action at Eriez Speedway on Friday.

Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan earned top honors at Eriez Speedway during the All Star visit in 2017. The recent Rick Ferkel Classic champion, pocketing $10,000 for his efforts during the final night of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Atomic Speedway, claimed the Eriez victory over Western Pennsylvania veteran, Tim Shaffer, and Sikeston, Missouri’s Hunter Schuerenberg; his second of two All Star victories during the 2017 season.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo currently sits on top of the All Star driver championship standings with a 22-point cushion over six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah. Macedo and Kemenah each own two All Star victories in 2018 with Macedo earning his pair in back-to-back fashion during a visit to the Empire State.

Current Series win leader, Aaron Reutzel, is currently third in the driver championship standings padded with five victories on the season, followed by the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild and recent Lou Blaney Memorial champion, Dave Blaney. Haudenschild and Blaney each own one Series victory this season.

Eriez Speedway in Erie, Pa., will allow pit access beginning at 12 p.m. on Friday, July 20. The pits will be swept at 4 p.m. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eriez Speedway live on the Web at www.eriez-speedway.com.

Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway (PPMS) will also allow pit access beginning at 12 p.m. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:40 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit PPMS live on the Web at www.ppms.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/18/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2912
2. Chad Kemenah - 2890
3. Aaron Reutzel - 2886
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2826
5. Dave Blaney - 2730
6. Paul McMahan - 2704
7. Parker Price-Miller - 2696
8. Cale Conley - 2546
9. Carl Bowser - 2380
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2342

 

 

Dave Blaney wins at Sharon Speedway for second Lou Blaney Memorial title

HARTFORD, Ohio (July 7, 2018) - In appropriate fashion, the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney earned the Lou Blaney Memorial crown on Saturday night at Sharon Speedway, becoming the first repeat winner of the prestigious event in its ten year history. Blaney, son of the legendary Lou Blaney, earned his 49th career Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph in exciting fashion, ultimately holding off Western Pennsylvania regular George Hobaugh and a fast charging Spencer Bayston in front of a packed house to claim the $5,000 winner’s share.

“This is really special for me and my entire family. I’m really happy to win this race,” Dave Blaney said in victory lane, driver of the Premier Motorsports/Mohawk Northeast/No. 70. “To be honest, the last couple of weeks we’ve been working to win this race. You kinda know what you’re going to get when you come to Sharon; it is slick and smooth and wide. We had enough for them tonight, I guess. Pete Grove, my car owner, won this race a few years back with Danny Holtgraver. I couldn’t be happier to get my first All Star win of the year here at Sharon.”

By way of dash victory, Blaney’s campaign at the front of the field started from the outside-front row, earning the initial jump over fellow front row starter Carl Bowser and fifth-starting George Hobaugh. Although he was the class of the field during the early segments of the 30-lapper, extending his lead to nearly four seconds just before the midpoint, Blaney’s stronghold over the field was soon interrupted by traffic. Hobaugh, who advanced to the runner-up spot on lap two, was able to chip away at Blaney’s advantage in traffic, cutting it down to less than two seconds by lap 18, then down to just a half-second by lap 20.

With traffic intensifying in Blaney’s preferred groove around the bottom of the speedway, the 2014 Lou Blaney Memorial champion had no choice but to shift lanes and move to the top of the speedway. The desperate lane shift would not only cost momentum, but also cost Blaney the point position, as Hobaugh was able to slip underneath Blaney to officially lead the 22nd circuit. Realizing he needed to move back to the bottom, Blaney recovered in a hurry, eventually working back by Hobaugh as the pair battled a lapped car down the back straightaway. Blaney shut the door on Hobaugh entering turn three and regained control of the field to lead lap 23.

A caution the following circuit would allow Blaney the opportunity to catch his breath. With clean air and an open track in view, Blaney cruised on to lead the remaining circuits unscathed, only encountering lapped traffic slightly before the final checkers flew. Hobaugh held on to finish second to earn his career-best finish with the All Star Circuit of Champions, followed by a cushion-pounding Spencer Bayston from eighth, Gary Taylor, and Chad Kemenah.

“I was just trying to keep myself calm. I was driving around and said ‘oh sh--, there’s (Dave Blaney),’” George Hobaugh said with a laugh, driver of the Hobaugh’s Auto Parts/Matus Motorsports/No. 40. “It’s really awesome to run with these guys. I got to watch Lou (Blaney) race as a kid, so to be out here racing with Dave is just a blast.”

“You never know what is going on behind you,” Blaney explained regarding the lead exchange. “I didn’t want to get bottled up too bad behind the lapped cars, so I decided to move up the race track. It may have worked a tiny bit, but not enough.”

With many All Star Circuit of Champions competitors planning to enter the upcoming Brad Doty Classic at Attica Raceway Park, as well as the 35th Annual Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the 2018 All Star calendar will take a weekend off before returning to competition on Friday and Saturday, July 20 & 21, with a pair of stops in Western Pennsylvania, this time visiting Eriez Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway, respectively. Dubbed the I-79 Summer Shootout, the weekend double will be the final Western Pennsylvania visit for the traveling All Stars in 2018.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Saturday, July 7, 2018: 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial EMi Driver’s Meeting: 41 Entrants State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: 13.819 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 13.986 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Andrew Palker All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tony Stewart Mobil 1 Heat #4: Spencer Bayston Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: George Hobaugh Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Jack Sodeman, Jr. JE Pistons Dash #1: Carl Bowser Wix Filters Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dale Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Dave Blaney MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+13) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.606; 2. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.829; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.900; 4. 13M-Brandon Matus, 15.036; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger, 15.322; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 15.474; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca, 15.745; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.035; 9. 4C-Paul Kish, 16.568

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.986; 2. 21-Dale Blaney, 14.759; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.759; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 15.052; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 15.309; 6. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 15.395; 7. 33-Brent Matus, 15.408; 8. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.452

Group (C) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.706; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.975; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.370; 4. 19P-Paige Polyak, 15.437; 5. 51-John Garvin, 15.441; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 16.076; 7. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 16.288; 8. 4W-Eric Williams, 16.424

Group (D) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 15.042; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 15.295; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.342; 4. 20B-Cody Bova, 15.601; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.651; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.279; 7. 77L-Haley Lapcevich, 16.504; 8. 11B-Joe McEwen, 16.860

Group (E) 1. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.419; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.594; 3. 7kx-Dan Shetler, 15.612; 4. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.797; 5. 42-Sye Lynch, 15.959; 6. 55-Gary Kriess, 15.987; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich, 16.131; 8. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 99.000

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57X-Andrew Palker [2]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [4]; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 4. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [1]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [5]; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca [7]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 4C-Paul Kish [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [6]; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 6. 21-Dale Blaney [3]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [7]; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 51-John Garvin [5]; 5. 126-Bryan Salisbury [7]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 8. 4W-Eric Williams [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 20B-Cody Bova [1]; 7. 11B-Joe McEwen [8]; 8. 77L-Haley Lapcevich [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 3. 7KX-Dan Shetler [2]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 5. 5K-Adam Kekich [7]; 6. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [8]; 7. 55-Gary Kriess [6]; 8. 42-Sye Lynch [5]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [6]; 2. 33-Brent Matus [1]; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak [2]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 5. 55-Gary Kriess [4]; 6. 11B-Joe McEwen [5]; 7. 4C-Paul Kish [11]; 8. 4W-Eric Williams [9]; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca [3]; 10. 77L-Haley Lapcevich [10]; 11. 42-Sye Lynch [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 21-Dale Blaney [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 13M-Brandon Matus [2]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. O8-Dan Kuriger [7]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [6]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [4]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 9. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [11]; 10. 46-Michael Bauer [9]; 11. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [10]; 12. 20B-Cody Bova [8]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 2. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 4. 11-Gary Taylor [3]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [19]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 9. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 10. 5M-Max Stambaugh [15]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 12. 7KX-Dan Shetler [16]; 13. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [17]; 14. 49X-Tim Shaffer [22]; 15. 57X-Andrew Palker [12]; 16. 21-Dale Blaney [21]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [10]; 18. 87-Aaron Reutzel [20]; 19. 51-John Garvin [18]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 21. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [14]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [25]; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 25. 13M-Brandon Matus [23] Lap Leaders: Dave Blaney (1-21), George Hobaugh (22), Dave Blaney (23-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 7/7/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2912 2. Chad Kemenah - 2890 3. Aaron Reutzel - 2886 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2826 5. Dave Blaney - 2730 6. Paul McMahan - 2704 7. Parker Price-Miller - 2696 8. Cale Conley - 2546 9. Carl Bowser - 2380 10. Brandon Spithaler - 2342

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1 will invade Sharon Speedway for Lou Blaney Memorial on July 7th

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 5, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will invade Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, for the third and final time of 2018 during the upcoming weekend, this time honoring the late, great Lou Blaney with the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial worth $5,000 on Saturday, July 7. Certainly synonymous with All Star Circuit of Champions sprint car competition, Sharon Speedway has hosted the traveling Series on 102 occasions since the All Stars first made tracks in Hartford in 1970, crowning 51 different winners in nearly as many seasons.

Lou Blaney, the father of current All Star full-timer and former World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney, as well as 134-time All Star winner and six-time Series champion Dale Blaney, is also a former All Star winner, capturing a victory at Jennerstown (Pa.) Speedway during the Series’ inaugural season in 1970. The All Star victory was the first and only on Blaney’s impressive, hall of fame worthy, short track resume that also includes a combined win total of 132 at Sharon Speedway alone; 121 in a modified and 11 in a sprint car.

During the nine prior Lou Blaney Memorial events, no repeat winner has been crowned. Incidentally enough, Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, earned top honors during the inaugural Lou Blaney Memorial in 2009.

The 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial will launch a short, but competitive July schedule for the All Star Circuit of Champions that includes seven events across five states, all of which contested at seven different facilities. Included in the mix is a four-race Midwest swing that features events in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa on Thursday through Sunday, July 26-29.

Although second in the current All Star driver championship, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will enter the weekend hot; sweeping the most recent weekend of competition during a two-day visit to Indiana and Illinois. The five-time All Star winner, who claimed victories at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway and at the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 (Ill.) during his Midwest winning spree, trails the current All Star driver championship leader, Carson Macedo, by just eight markers entering the Lou Blaney Memorial. Macedo has a pair of victories on the season, also earning 12 top-five finishes in 20 feature starts.

Six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, will enter the Lou Blaney Memorial third in the All Star driver championship chase, followed by the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild and Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller.

Dave Blaney is sixth in the All Star driver standings, followed by two-time winner Paul McMahan, West Virginia’s Cale Conley, Western Pennsylvania hotshot and former Lernerville Speedway champion Carl Bowser, and Evan City’s Brandon Spithaler; another Western Pennsylvania favorite and former Lernerville Speedway champion.

In addition to Carson Macedo and Aaron Reutzel, full-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competitors with victories this season include Chad Kemenah (2), Jac Haudenschild (1), and Paul McMahan (2). Reutzel’s first All Star victory of the season, as well as the first of his career, took shape at Sharon Speedway during the inaugural Buckeye Cup on Saturday, May 5.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 7. Main gates will also open at 3 p.m. with activities to follow behind the main grandstands. An All Star drivers meeting is set to begin at approximately 6 p.m., followed by hot laps and qualifying time trials. Those who are seeking additional information regarding the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/30/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2780
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2772
3. Chad Kemenah - 2750
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2710
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2592
6. Dave Blaney - 2580
7. Paul McMahan - 2570
8. Cale Conley - 2418
9. Carl Bowser - 2244
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2232

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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Aaron Reutzel wins Summer Slash at Route 66; Sweeps weekend with Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1

JOLIET, Ill. (June 30, 2018) - Officially sweeping the two-day Indiana/Illinois road trip, Clute, Texas, native Aaron Reutzel cruised to his fifth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season on Saturday night, this time scoring a $5,000 payday during a visit to the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Reutzel, who was forced to overcome engine issues early in the program, took command for the first time on lap seven and never looked back, eventually surviving a few bobbles on a fast, but tricky curb, ultimately keeping a hard charging Dave Blaney at bay.

Six-time and defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah chased Blaney and Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo and Nashville’s Paul McMahan.

“This goes to show what kind of a team we have,” Aaron Reutzel said in victory lane with MAVTV Motorsports Network cameras rolling. “Hurting a motor earlier today really threw a wrench in our plans. Lucky for me, my guys were able to get that changed pretty quick. Besides that hiccup, we never really struggled tonight. We were able to put ourselves in a key position in the heat race, followed up with a solid dash finish, and then a win.”

Reutzel’s first, official bid for the top spot occurred on lap seven, actually driving around two competitors in one circuit to claim the race lead. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway while racing in the third position, the driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/No. 87 entry powered around Parker Price-Miller at the exit of turn two to gain the runner-up spot, just before nailing a perfect slider on race leader Jac Haudenschild at the exit of turn four. The textbook slider worked perfectly, maintaining control as the front-runners raced by the flagstand to complete lap seven.

Reutzel’s campaign at the front of the field was not all gravy, forced to withstand four cautions and periods of heavy traffic. Perhaps Reutzel’s biggest challenge was the topside cushion, nearly biting the former ASCS national champion with less than five laps remaining. By that time, Dave Blaney, who had already charged from 21st to second, was closing-in on the familiar No. 87. Although strong around the bottom groove, Reutzel’s momentum on top was stronger, holding on to score his second All Star victory in as many days.

“This track really reminds me of a track we have back home,” Reutzel continued. “That track is really hard on left rears, so I knew I had to keep my left rear under me and just keep the tires from spinning. Once I got to third right from the start, I just kinda went into cruise mode. I was able to get around Parker [Price-Miller] and then make a slider work on Jac [Haudenschild]. That last caution actually saved me because I think I had the wing a little too far back. I’m glad to get this done.”

With the month of June officially in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will move ahead and begin preparations for an action-packed July agenda, first visiting Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, for the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial on Saturday evening, July 7.

Tony Stewart’s All Stars visited Sharon Speedway twice thus far in 2018; once for the inaugural Buckeye Cup in early May, followed by a visit during Ohio Sprint Speedweek in mid-June. Two different winners were crowned including Aaron Reutzel in May, followed by Christopher Bell during the 36th edition of Speedweek.

More information pertaining to Sharon Speedway’s 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial will be posted during the next few days. Those seeking information regarding reserved seats and advanced tickets should visit Sharon Speedway on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Dirt Oval @ Route 66 - Saturday, June 30, 2018:
Summer Slash Event
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.651 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 13.811 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Gary Taylor
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Scotty Thiel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Jac Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller
Wix Filters Dash #2: Jac Haudenschild
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dave Blaney
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Dave Blaney [+19]
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.811; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.859; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.938; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.044; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 14.116; 6. 65-Jordan Goldesberry, 14.121; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson, 14.181; 8. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 14.188; 9. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.205; 10. 17B-Bill Balog, NT

Group (B)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.950; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 14.005; 3. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.012; 4. 11-Gary Taylor, 14.150; 5. 47-Terry Babb, 14.555; 6. 23-Russel Borland, 14.587; 7. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 14.737; 8. 12-Mike Decker, 15.252; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, 16.268; 10. 5-Chase Briscoe, NT

Group (C)
1. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 14.124; 2. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 14.253; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 14.272; 4. 1M-Phillip Mock, 14.351; 5. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr., 14.378; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.398; 7. 23D-Trey Datweiler, 14.719; 8. 7-Scott Uttech, 15.170; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 15.542; 10. 14F-Jimmy Fifield, 16.326

Group (D)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.917; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.963; 3. 73-Ben Schmidt, 14.017; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.055; 5. 85M-Steve Meyer, 14.494; 6. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.499; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.806; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz, 14.916; 9. 63X-Nick Matuszewski, 15.506

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 25-Jake Blackhurst [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [9]; 7. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [6]; 8. 10W-Brandon McMullen [8]; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 11-Gary Taylor [1]; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 5. 23-Russel Borland [6]; 6. 47-Terry Babb [5]; 7. 12-Mike Decker [8]; 8. 29-Hunter Custer [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 2. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [4]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 4. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [5]; 5. 1M-Phillip Mock [1]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [3]; 7. 23D-Trey Datweiler [7]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [8]; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]; 10. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 73-Ben Schmidt [2]; 5. 28-Brian Paulus [6]; 6. 85M-Steve Meyer [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz [8]; 9. 63X-Nick Matuszewski [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [5]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 5. 11-Gary Taylor [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 2. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [1]; 3. 85M-Steve Meyer [5]; 4. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen [10]; 7. 23D-Trey Datweiler [7]; 8. 4K-Kris Spitz [11]; 9. 7-Scott Uttech [12]; 10. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [14]; 11. 12-Mike Decker [9]; 12. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [17]; 13. 63X-Nick Matuszewski [15]; 14. 29-Hunter Custer [13]; 15. 43-Jereme Schroeder [16]; 16. 47-Terry Babb [6]; 17. 7J-Joe Swanson [2]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [21]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [11]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 8. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [9]; 9. 11-Gary Taylor [10]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [14]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [12]; 12. 64-Scotty Thiel [6]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 14. 85M-Steve Meyer [23]; 15. 28-Brian Paulus [19]; 16. 23-Russel Borland [20]; 17. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 18. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [24]; 19. 73-Ben Schmidt [15]; 20. 1M-Phillip Mock [18]; 21. 25-Jake Blackhurst [17]; 22. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [16]; 23. 98-Carl Bowser [13]; 24. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [22] Lap Leaders: Jac Haudenschild [1-6], Aaron Reutzel [7-30]

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/30/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2780
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2772
3. Chad Kemenah - 2750
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2710
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2592
6. Dave Blaney - 2580
7. Paul McMahan - 2570
8. Cale Conley - 2418
9. Carl Bowser - 2244
10. Brandon Spithaler - 2232

 

 

Aaron Reutzel gets fourth All Star victory of season during visit to Plymouth Speedway

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (June 29, 2018) - Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel made the most of his pole position on Friday night, leading all 41 circuits at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana, to earn his fourth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season, solidly on top of the Series’ season win count.

The main event, originally scheduled to go 35 laps in distance, was adjusted to 41 laps to honor the late, great Jason Johnson.

“This is a special win for me and my team. To win a 41-lap race in honor of Jason Johnson is very special, and really emotional, ” said Aaron Reutzel in victory lane, driver Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Fischer Body Shop/No. 87 sprint car. “I’ve known Jason a long time. I watched him race a lot in the area where I am from, and when I started to build a race team, he helped me out a lot. My car actually had a fuel line come off tonight, but I was too stubborn to stop. I wanted to win this one.”

Reutzel’s campaign at the front of the field was nearly flawless. After withstanding a trio of cautions during the first 11 circuits, one of which resulting in open red flag conditions due to a lengthy caution clean up effort, it was smooth sailing for the former ASCS national champion, ultimately sneaking away just enough in traffic to keep anywhere between a half-straightaway and a full straightaway between himself and second place running Jac Haudenschild.

Although escaping unscathed, Reutzel’s only close call of the 41-lap program occurred on lap 29 when the Texan caught a trio of lapped cars at once, forcing Reutzel to take evasive action and split all three competitors. With clearer lanes ahead, especially his preferred lane around the topside of the speedway, Reutzel drove on to score the $5,000 payday by a margin of victory equalling 1.34 seconds.

Chasing Reutzel most of the way, Jac Haudenschild finished second at Plymouth Speedway, and although he was able to keep Reutzel within two seconds at the final checkers, the “Wild Child” was never in any position to take the top spot from Reutzel. Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo finished third from tenth on the grid, followed by Brady Bacon and Chad Kemenah.

Continuing on down the highway, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for the second time in Series history on Saturday, June 30. Joining the stars and cars of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, the “Summer Slash” event at the state-of-the-art motorsports complex, the first and only All Star visit to the Land of Lincoln in 2018, will be a “must see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. The All Star Circuit of Champions will face-off against many of the IRA’s best including multi-time IRA champion, Bill Balog; current Series point leader and two-time winner, Scotty Thiel; 2018 championship contenders, Jake Blackhurst and Jeremy Schultz; and 2018 IRA opening night winner, Steve Meyer.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from the Dirt Oval at Route 66 on Saturday evening. The entire program will be recorded for a tape-delay broadcast set for later in the year. An updated MAVTV/All Star broadcast schedule will be published later this summer.

Dirt Oval at Route 66 will open pit gates at 12 p.m. with the All Star drivers meeting to follow at 6 p.m. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional information should visit Dirt Oval at Route 66 at www.dirtoval66.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Speedway - Friday, June 29, 2018
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 23 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dave Blaney - 11.472 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 11.250 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brady Bacon
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash: Aaron Reutzel
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.250; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.593; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.674; 4. 7J-Joe Swanson, 11.745; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.775; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.980; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.981; 8. 17B-Bill Balog, 12.061

Group (B)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.610; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.804; 3. 4K-Kody Kinser, 11.810; 4. 99-Brady Bacon, 11.896; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.043; 6. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer, 12.045; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt, 12.198; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel, 12.397

Group (C)
1. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr., 11.878; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.969; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.971; 4. 11-Gary Taylor, 11.990; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.053; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.062; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.092

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 4. 17B-Bill Balog [8]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [1]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 4K-Kody Kinser [2]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [7]; 8. 21-Brinton Marvel [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 11-Gary Taylor [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [4]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 8. 11-Gary Taylor [7]

A-Main (41 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [10]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 6. 63-Kevin Thomas Jr. [14]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 9. 7TW-Brandon Wimmer [15]; 10. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [16]; 12. 11-Gary Taylor [8]; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston [6]; 14. 4K-Kody Kinser [9]; 15. 98-Carl Bowser [20]; 16. 17B-Bill Balog [12]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 18. 73-Ben Schmidt [21]; 19. 7J-Joe Swanson [22]; 20. 21-Brinton Marvel [23]; 21. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 22. 70-Dave Blaney [17]; 23. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-41)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/29/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2638
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2622
3. Chad Kemenah - 2606
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2574
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2454
6. Dave Blaney - 2434
7. Paul McMahan - 2430
8. Cale Conley - 2294
9. Brandon Spithaler - 2142
10. Carl Bowser - 2140

 

 

The All Stars will conclude busy June schedule with starts in Indiana and Illinois

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 28, 2018) - With Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing officially in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will set their focus on a pair of ovals outside of the Buckeye State, this time venturing a little further west to areas in northern Indiana, as well as northern Illinois.

The All Star Circuit of Champions will kick-off the final weekend of June with a visit to the Hoosier State on Friday evening, June 29. Dubbed the “Playground of Power,” Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., will host the traveling All Stars for only the second time in Series history on Friday night giving local fans the first of two opportunities to watch Tony Stewart’s All Stars in the state of Indiana in 2018. The second Indiana invasion, the 2018 season finale, is scheduled for Saturday, October 6, at Kokomo Speedway.

Adding extra hype to NASCAR weekend at the nearby Chicagoland Speedway, the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions for the second time in Series history on Saturday, June 30. Joining the stars and cars of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series, the “Summer Slash” event at the state-of-the-art motorsports complex, the first and only All Star visit to the Land of Lincoln in 2018, will be a “must see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. The All Star Circuit of Champions will face-off against many of the IRA’s best including multi-time IRA champion Bill Balog, current Series point leader and two-time winner Scotty Thiel, 2018 championship contenders Jake Blackhurst and Jeremy Schultz, and the 2018 IRA opening night winner Steve Meyer.

As announced, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, will be on hand with the All Stars all weekend, scheduled to enter action aboard his Tony Stewart/Curb-Agajanian Racing/Rush Truck Centers/Textron Off Road/No. 14 sprint car.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo will lead the All Star Circuit of Champions into action on Friday and Saturday as the current Series driver championship point leader. The two-time winner aboard the familiar Norman/Gaerte No. 3G owns a 22-point cushion in the standings over Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel. Macedo, a standout rookie with the All Stars, owns 13 top-ten finishes in 18 feature starts. Reutzel, who owned the driver championship lead during certain segments of the 2018 season, also owns 13 top-ten finishes in 2018, but sits ahead of Macedo in the win category with three; Sharon (Ohio) Speedway, Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway, and Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park. Macedo’s victories, occurring in back-to-back fashion, were accomplished at Stateline (N.Y.) Speedway and Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway.

Six-time and defending Series champion Chad Kemenah is currently third in the All Star driver championship chase, just 28 points out of the top spot, followed by the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild and Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller.

Sprint car veteran and former World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney will enter the Indiana/Illinois swing sixth in the driver title chase, followed by the recently crowned Ohio Sprint Speedweek champion Paul McMahan, West Virginia’s Cale Conley, All Star sophomore Brandon Spithaler, and former Lernerville Speedway champion Carl Bowser.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018, will be on hand to capture all of the action from the Dirt Oval at Route 66 on Saturday evening. The entire program will be recorded for a tape-delay broadcast set for later in the year. An updated MAVTV/All Star broadcast schedule will be published later this summer.

Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., will open pit gates at 12 p.m. on Friday afternoon, June 29. An All Star drivers meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. If needed, Sunday, July 1, will be utilized as a rain date.

Dirt Oval at Route 66 will also open pit gates at 12 p.m. with an All Star drivers meeting to follow at 6 p.m. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 7 p.m., sharp.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/23/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2494 2. Aaron Reutzel - 2472 3. Chad Kemenah - 2466 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2428 5. Parker Price-Miller - 2346 6. Dave Blaney - 2328 7. Paul McMahan - 2294 8. Cale Conley - 2160 9. Brandon Spithaler - 2038 10. Carl Bowser - 2020

 

 

Cole Duncan claims inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic title; Paul McMahan earns Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing championship

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (June 23, 2018) - An emotional victory to say the least, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan smoked the field on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway, not only capping off Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing with a trip to victory lane, but honoring his life-long racing hero in the process by claiming the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic worth $10,000.

Starting from the pole position by way of dash victory, Duncan led all 35 circuits on Saturday night at the Atomic highbanks, keeping the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney and Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo at bay. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory bumped his career win total to four with the Series, his second in Chillicothe.

“I just went over and told Rick (Ferkel) he is one of my all-time heroes,” a teary-eyed Cole Duncan said in victory lane. “To earn this, the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic win, there are no words. To do this at my home track, in front of all of these great fans, with my family and friends here, means so much to me.”

Duncan was able to run away from the field right from the drop of the green flag, leading defending All Star champion Chad Kemenah, and fellow Ohio native Dave Blaney, by the flagstand for the first time. By lap eight, Duncan was already in traffic, eventually allowing Blaney to chip away at his advantage with Carson Macedo in tow. Although intense during certain segments of the main event, Duncan maneuvered through the lapped cars well, always keeping at least a pair between himself and Blaney.

The main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap 30 giving Blaney an opportunity to restart on the back bumper of Duncan. Blaney’s restart attempt was good, but not good enough, unable to work by the familiar No. 22. Duncan went on the score the five-figure payday; certainly the most sentimental victory of this young career.

“Being the leader, you never really know how far out ahead you are. I felt really good, so I felt really confident the entire race,” Cole Duncan continued. “It started to lay some rubber down in certain spots, especially in the exit of the corners. You can race anywhere you want, but you have to make sure you are in the rubber when you exit the corners. It made lapped traffic a little difficult, but we were really good in traffic. I was just praying the tires would stay under me. It all worked out.”

Cole Duncan won the battle, but Paul McMahan won the war, claiming the 36th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing championship worth $3,000. McMahan’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign included one victory - the Speedweek opener at Attica Raceway Park - as well as a grand total of six top-ten finishes in seven starts. Four of McMahan’s top-ten finishes were inside the top-five. The Speedweek title was the first of McMahan’s storied career.

“People had me written off a few years back, so to come back and do this is pretty special,” Paul McMahan said while celebrating his Speedweek title with crew. “We only won one race this week, but this goes to show that consistency wins championships. To clinch this title during Rick Ferkel’s race makes things even more special. I had the opportunity to race for Rick at one point. He is someone I have always looked up to. I’m glad to be here.”

Atomic Speedway/Speedweek Night #6 Rescheduled Feature Report:

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 kicked-off the evening program at Atomic Speedway by running the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing night six feature that was originally scheduled for Wednesday evening, June 20. Mother Nature invaded Chillicothe just as feature cars were beginning to be pushed out onto the speedway. A heavy downpour forced officials to postpone the event until Saturday.

Utilizing patience to power himself to a 35th-career All Star Circuit of Champions triumph, Alvada, Ohio’s Chad Kemenah was the first to visit victory lane on Saturday evening at Atomic Speedway, leading all 30 circuits during the Wednesday make-up feature to clinch his first All Star victory since winning the 2018 Series opener in Ocala, Florida.

The driver of the Hunter Racing/DKW Transport/Seneca Energy/Bonnell’s Rod Shop/No. 10H earned the top spot right from the drop of the green flag, powering ahead of fellow front row starter, Justin Peck, as the pair raced into turn one for the first time. Although dominate from the start, Kemenah’s trip to victory lane was far from down an easy path. Kemenah was forced to survive six stoppages during the 30-lapper, two of which resulting in red flag conditions.

“My car owner, Rob Hunter, really messed up today; he took the night off and stayed home tonight,” Chad Kemenah laughed in victory lane. “This is really cool. It feels great to get this done. To say our Speedweek has been up and down is an understatement, but this team doesn’t give up. I felt like we got better after that first red. (Brian Kemenah) came out and made some adjustments that really helped out the car. I lost a race on the final lap here to Dave Blaney last year. I’d drive into the fence before I let that happen again.”

Although it was Kemenah in control, it was Ryan Smith and Paul McMahan who were putting on the show, battling almost side-by-side for the runner-up position for a multitude of laps. Continuing to substitute for Max McGhee, Smith secured the runner-up spot for the first time on lap six. McMahan, a two-time winner thus far in 2018 for car owner Tom Buch, powered into third for the first time on lap eight.

The duo exchanged positions four times between laps 16 and 26 beginning with McMahan getting by Smith after a restart on lap 16. Smith returned the favor on lap 21, but it would not last long, as McMahan was able to sneak back by the familiar No. 11 after a restart on lap 22. The caution on lap 22, waved for an upside-down Mitch Harble, was the final stop of the night. It followed a trio of yellow flags during the first half of the main event on laps five, ten, and fourteen, as well as a red flag on lap 18 for Parker Price-Miller who was battling inside the top-five. All drivers involved in all accidents walked away unharmed.

Once green flag action returned following the lap 22 caution, McMahan and Smith’s battle resumed. By lap 26, Smith was all over McMahan again, ultimately powering back around the Nashville native via Elk Grove, Calif., to officially regain second on lap 26. After gaining second for the final time, Smith set his aim for Kemenah, working as hard as he could to match Kemenah’s pace through the middle of the speedway. A late charge would put Smith within a half-second of Kemenah, but time was out. Kemenah held on for the $5,000 payday, followed Ryan Smith, Paul McMahan, Jac Haudenschild, and Cap Henry.

Additional News:
With Ohio Sprint Speedweek in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue on down the highway and end the month of June with a pair of stops in the Midwest, first visiting Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Ind., on Friday, June 29, followed by a stop at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Ill., on Saturday, June 30. If needed, Plymouth Speedway officials will utilize Sunday, July 1, as a rain date.

MAVTV Motorsports Network will be on hand to capture all of the action from Plymouth Speedway on Friday night. The second-ever All Star program at the northern Indiana oval will be aired on MAVTV later this year. A full broadcast schedule will be released later this summer.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Saturday, June 23, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Finale
Inaugural $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Rico Abreu - 11.450 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.195 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Dave Blaney
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Josh Baughman
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Trevor Baker
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Cole Duncan
Elliott’s Custom Trailer & Carts C-Main: Brandon Spithaler
JE Pistons Dash #1: Cole Duncan
Wix Filters Dash #2: Dave Blaney
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Parker Price-Miller
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Duncan
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Ryan Smith (+10)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.326; 2. 11n-Christopher Bell, 11.450; 3. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 11.565; 4. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.576; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.604; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.661; 7. 97-Broc Martin, 11.823; 8. 99-Jay Waugh, 12.014; 9. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.227; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 13.278

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.195; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.396; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.426; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.499; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 11.607; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.611; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.766; 8. X4X-Jimmy Stinson, 11.908; 9. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.192; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.249

Group (C)
1. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.653; 2. G1-Gary Taylor, 11.709; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.710; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 11.836; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.932; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.960; 7. 19-Mitch Harble, 11.984; 8. 23-Chase Baker, 12.434; 9. 51-John Garvin, 19.126

Group (D)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.672; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.742; 3. 4X-Danny Smith, 11.753; 4. 45-Trevor Baker, 11.852; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.881; 6. 21-Cap Henry, 11.891; 7. 23X-DJ Foos, 11.993; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.154; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries, 12.865

Group (E)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.534; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.554; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.628; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.683; 5. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.764; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.945; 7. 27-Cody Gallogly, 12.250; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.582; 9. 4D-Josh Davis, 16.415

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [3]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 97-Broc Martin [7]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [2]; 8. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [9]; 10. 99-Jay Waugh [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 7. X4X-Jimmy Stinson [8]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 9. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 6. G1-Gary Taylor [3]; 7. 19-Mitch Harble [7]; 8. 23-Chase Baker [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 45-Trevor Baker [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 21-Cap Henry [6]; 5. 4X-Danny Smith [2]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [8]; 8. 23X-DJ Foos [7]; 9. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 27-Cody Gallogly [7]; 7. 4D-Josh Davis [9]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 23X-DJ Foos [2]; 3. 4B-Steve Butler [6]; 4. 70M-Henry Malcuit [4]; 5. 59J-Kirk Jeffries [7]; 6. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [5]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [3]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 4X-Danny Smith [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. G1-Gary Taylor [9]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 7. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [6]; 9. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 10. X4X-Jimmy Stinson [12]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [5]; 12. 19-Mitch Harble [13]; 13. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [14]; 14. 27-Cody Gallogly [11]; 15. 4D-Josh Davis [15]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [16]; 17. 23X-DJ Foos [17]; 18. 35R-Ronnie Blair [18]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [10]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 11N-Christopher Bell [4]; 8. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [12]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 10. 13-Paul McMahan [15]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [17]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [16]; 14. 11-Ryan Smith [24]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [23]; 16. 17B-Josh Baughman [8]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 18. 4-Parker Price-Miller [21]; 19. 3-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 20. 7K-Cale Conley [25]; 21. 98-Carl Bowser [20]; 22. 5X-Justin Peck [14]; 23. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 24. 4X-Danny Smith [22]; 25. 21-Cap Henry [19] Lap Leaders: Cole Duncan (1-35)

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Wednesday, June 20 (Finished on 6/23):
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #6
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo - 11.661 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 11.192 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Peck
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tim Shaffer
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Chad Kemenah
JE Pistons Dash #1: Justin Peck
Wix Filters Dash #2: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Rico Abreu
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Hunter Schuerenberg (+17)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.449; 2. 21-Cap Henry, 11.567; 3. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.572; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.589; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.611; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.699; 7. 19-Mitch Harble, 11.753; 8. 4X-Danny Smith, 11.864; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 11.905

Group (B)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.192; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.302; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.345; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.355; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.484; 6. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.491; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.597; 8. 17b-Josh Baughman, 11.996; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.429

Group (C)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.439; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.525; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.593; 4. 23X-DJ Foos, 11.605; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.828; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.956; 7. 51-John Garvin, 12.078; 8. 4D-Josh Davis, 99.260

Group (D)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.418; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.465; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.475; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.488; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.555; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.567; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.774; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.202

Group (E)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.603; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.722; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.745; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.757; 5. 11n-Christopher Bell, 11.837; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.858; 7. 99-Jay Waugh, 12.102; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.381

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 4X-Danny Smith [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 7. 99-Jay Waugh [7]; 8. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 23X-DJ Foos [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [13]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 99-Jay Waugh [12]; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser [14]; 12. 71-Ayrton Olsen [17]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 14. 91-Cale Thomas [15]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree [16]; 17. 4B-Steve Butler [18]; 18. 4X-Danny Smith [19]
A-Main (30 Laps)

1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 5. 21-Cap Henry [13]; 6. 49x-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [19]; 8. 87-Aaron Reutzel [8]; 9. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [23]; 10. 70-Dave Blaney [17]; 11. 11n-Christopher Bell [9]; 12. 8M-TJ Michael [18]; 13. 39-Spencer Bayston [20]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [12]; 15. 4X-Danny Smith [25]; 16. 5X-Justin Peck [1]; 17. 3G-Carson Macedo [11]; 18. 23X-DJ Foos [10]; 19. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [14]; 21. A79-Brandon Wimmer [24]; 22. 19-Mitch Harble [21]; 23. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 24. 22C-Cole Duncan [15]; 25. 35-Tyler Esh [22] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/23/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2494
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2472
3. Chad Kemenah - 2466
4. Jac Haudenschild - 2428
5. Parker Price-Miller - 2346
6. Dave Blaney - 2328
7. Paul McMahan - 2294
8. Cale Conley - 2160
9. Brandon Spithaler - 2038
10. Carl Bowser - 2020

FINAL Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings:
1. Paul McMahan - 970
2. Carson Macedo - 930
3. Tim Shaffer - 894
4. Spencer Bayston - 894
5. Ryan Smith - 886
6. Aaron Reutzel - 886
7. Dave Blaney - 872
8. Chad Kemenah - 862
9. Rico Abreu - 858
10. Parker Price-Miller - 832

 

 

Mother Nature takes out Limaland; $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic to conclude Ohio Sprint Speedweek

LIMA, Ohio (June 22, 2018) - Heavy rain throughout the day Thursday, as well as heavy rain predicted throughout the day Friday, has forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials to cancel Friday’s Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing visit to Limaland Motorsports Park.

Heavy precipitation on Thursday left most of the facility under water, and with high percentages of additional rain in the forecast for Friday, the track will be left with very little, if any drying time.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing back at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, June 23, this time battling for a $10,000 top prize during the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic.

In addition, Wednesday’s Ohio Sprint Speedweek night six feature from Atomic Speedway, which was washed out just as cars were beginning to stage, will also be conducted on Saturday evening. Rick Ferkel Classic hot laps and qualifying will take shape first at Atomic Speedway on Saturday, followed by Wednesday’s make-up feature, then concluding with all remaining preliminary action and the $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic main event.

The 2018 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing champion will also be crowned on Saturday night. The 2018 champion will receive a $3,000 payday.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 23. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. If needed, Atomic Speedway and All Star officials will utilize the previously scheduled rain date of Sunday, June 24. Those seeking additional information regarding the $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/22/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2234 2. Aaron Reutzel -2198 3. Chad Kemenah - 2178 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2174 5. Parker Price-Miller - 2128 6. Dave Blaney - 2052 7. Paul McMahan - 2020 8. Cale Conley - 1928 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1858 10. Carl Bowser - 1802

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/22/2018) 1. Kyle Larson - 696 2. Paul McMahan - 696 3. Carson Macedo - 670 4. Danny Dietrich - 660 5. Spencer Bayston - 644 6. Ryan Smith - 618 7. Tim Shaffer - 614 8. Parker Price-Miller - 614 9. Aaron Reutzel - 612 10. Gio Scelzi - 602

 

 

Weather invades Atomic Speedway just before main event; Double features to end Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 20, 2018) - Just as feature cars were set to fire on Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway, Mother Nature stepped in and intervened, unleashing a complete downpour. With that said, Atomic Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials were forced to postpone Wednesday night’s feature until Saturday, June 23. The Wednesday night make-up feature will kick-off the Rick Ferkel Classic; the 2018 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing finale. Monrovia, Indiana’s Justin Peck is scheduled to start on the pole for the Wednesday night make-up feature.

Six nights down and three to go, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Thursday evening, June 21, with action at the Muskingum County Speedway in Dresden. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit Muskingum only once in 2018; the 14th total appearance by Tony Stewart’s All Stars in Series history.

Muskingum County Speedway officials will open pit gates at 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:30 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Muskingum County Speedway live on the Web at www.muskingumcountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Wednesday, June 20, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #6 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 42 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo - 11.661 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 11.192 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Peck All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tim Shaffer Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Chad Kemenah JE Pistons Dash #1: Justin Peck Wix Filters Dash #2: Tony Stewart Classic Ink USA B-Main: Rico Abreu Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: (TBD 6/23) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: (TBD 6/23) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.449; 2. 21-Cap Henry, 11.567; 3. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.572; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 11.589; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg, 11.611; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.699; 7. 19-Mitch Harble, 11.753; 8. 4X-Danny Smith, 11.864; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 11.905

Group (B) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 11.192; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 11.302; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.345; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.355; 5. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.484; 6. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.491; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 11.597; 8. 17b-Josh Baughman, 11.996; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.429

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.439; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.525; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.593; 4. 23X-DJ Foos, 11.605; 5. 8M-TJ Michael, 11.828; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.956; 7. 51-John Garvin, 12.078; 8. 4D-Josh Davis, 99.260

Group (D) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.418; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.465; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.475; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.488; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.555; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.567; 7. 60-Kory Crabtree, 11.774; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.202

Group (E) 1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.603; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.722; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.745; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.757; 5. 11n-Christopher Bell, 11.837; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.858; 7. 99-Jay Waugh, 12.102; 8. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.381

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [7]; 6. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 4X-Danny Smith [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]; 8. 91-Cale Thomas [6]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 5. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [7]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 8. 60-Kory Crabtree [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 7. 99-Jay Waugh [7]; 8. 4B-Steve Butler [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 6. 23X-DJ Foos [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 57-Kyle Larson [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 3. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 97G-Hunter Schuerenberg [8]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [7]; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [13]; 9. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 10. 99-Jay Waugh [12]; 11. 83X-Nate Reeser [14]; 12. 71-Ayrton Olsen [17]; 13. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 14. 91-Cale Thomas [15]; 15. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 16. 60-Kory Crabtree [16]; 17. 4B-Steve Butler [18]; 18. 4X-Danny Smith [19]

 

 

Bell gets by Larson late to score Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing victory at Sharon Speedway

HARTFORD, Ohio (June 20, 2018) - Round five of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at Sharon Speedway seemed to be a lock for Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson on Tuesday night, charging ahead from the outside of row five to take command from Christopher Bell by lap 15. Although the potential outcome seemed obvious, Bell had something to say, mounting an impressive charge during the late stages of the 30-lapper to drive back around Larson, eventually earning the fifth Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of his career, two of which accomplished at the Hartford oval.

“Kyle (Larson) is one hell of a driver. His car has been really good all week,” Christopher Bell said to the crowd on Tuesday night. “I knew he was going to be tough to beat. I kept seeing his number climb higher and higher on the scoreboard over in turn three. To be able to do this with the team that I have it really special. Tonight was a lot of fun. I’m very thankful I get to drive this thing.”

Bell, aboard the Dough-Si-Dough Shoppe/Linder’s Speed Equipment/No. 11N sprint car, led during two different segments of the 30-lap program, the first being after the drop of the initial green. The current NASCAR Xfinity star led the first 14 circuits before his reign was interrupted by Kyle Larson.

Larson’s march toward the front of the field commenced at the drop of the green, utilizing a restart to move into third with just seven laps complete, soon driving around Danny Dietrich for second just two circuits later. A pair of cautions on laps 13 and 15 set the field nose-to-tail again giving Larson two more attempts to gain the race lead. Although Larson was unable to work underneath Bell after the lap 13 restart, his lap 15 attempt was successful, gluing his Paul Silva-owned, No. 57 machine to the bottom of the speedway to drive underneath Bell as the pair battled off of turn four.

Keeping is focus on the bottom of the speedway, Larson maintained control until lap 27. As lapped cars started to block his racing lane, Bell took advantage, driving hard around the topside of the speedway to fly by Larson to officially lead lap 27. Larson moved to the cushion shortly thereafter in a desperate attempt to make-up ground on Bell, but it was too late. Bell throttled on to cross under the final checkers 1.47 seconds ahead of Larson, followed by Danny Dietrich, Rico Abreu, and a hard-charging Parker Price-Miller, who advanced 17 positions to earn the evening’s MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.

“It was tough. Whenever I came here last year, there was a lot more left on the top to run. This year, it was tough,” Christopher Bell continued in victory lane. “By laps two, three and four, I could tell that the top was already starting to go away. It was a matter of me just staying off of the wall and keeping my tires under me as I exited off of the corners. I was kinda surprised Kyle (Larson) stayed on the bottom behind the lapped cars. That gave me an open road on the top. I didn’t have the grip to run the bottom, so I was pretty much committed to the top.”

“I was watching all of the lapped cars in front of me race around the bottom, so I figured the top was too dirty to go up there,” a disappointed Kyle Larson said. “I kept thinking about moving to the top earlier, but I just didn’t do it. I’m kinda kicking myself now. Bell did a really good job, so congratulations to him and his team.”

Officially over the hump with five rounds down and four remaining, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue later tonight - Wednesday evening, June 20 - with a trip to the southern half of the Buckeye State. Atomic Speedway near Chillicothe will be the next venue to host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1; the first of two visits during the nine-day, Ohio Sprint Speedweek stretch.

Atomic Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #5 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Jesse Attard - 15.443 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 15.107 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Christopher Bell All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: D.J. Foos Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Helms Mobil 1 Heat #4: T.J. Michael Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Carson Macedo Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Mitchell Wormall JE Pistons Dash #1: D.J. Foos Wix Filters Dash #2: Danny Dietrich Classic Ink USA B-Main: Stuart Brubaker Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+17) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 15.107; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.574; 3. 11n-Christopher Bell, 15.774; 4. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.895; 5. 21-Cap Henry, 15.923; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 16.075; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 16.239; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.268; 9. 53-Jessie Attard, 16.511; 10. 34M-Michael Marano II, 17.434

Group (B) 1. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 15.756; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 16.004; 3. 23X-DJ Foos, 16.140; 4. O8-Dan Kuriger, 16.239; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 16.322; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 16.390; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 16.488; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 16.673; 9. 4N-Jim Morris, 16.903; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 17.023

Group (C) 1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 15.666; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.801; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.984; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 16.024; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 16.305; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 16.361; 7. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 16.613; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 16.655; 9. 8-Jared Zimbardi, 16.818; 10. 40-George Hobaugh, 16.901

Group (D) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 15.841; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.982; 3. 8M-TJ Michael, 16.131; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.211; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 16.356; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 16.388; 7. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.416; 8. 51-John Garvin, 16.724; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 17.045

Group (E) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 15.525; 2. 17b-Josh Baughman, 16.240; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 16.272; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 16.366; 5. 19-Mitch Harble, 16.452; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 16.466; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich, 16.789; 8. 23-Chase Baker, 17.045; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo, 17.245

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 21-Cap Henry [5]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [8]; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh [6]; 8. 53-Jessie Attard [9]; 9. 34M-Michael Marano II [10]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 23X-DJ Foos [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [1]; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 9. 4N-Jim Morris [9]; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [10]; 6. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 7. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 8. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [7]; 9. 8-Jared Zimbardi [9]; 10. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 51-John Garvin [8]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 3. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [5]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 7. 5K-Adam Kekich [7]; 8. 23-Chase Baker [8]; 9. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 5. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [12]; 2. 53-Jessie Attard [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 4. 21N-Frankie Nervo [9]; 5. 71-Ayrton Olsen [5]; 6. 8-Jared Zimbardi [7]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [4]; 8. 4N-Jim Morris [8]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [13]; 10. 34M-Michael Marano II [10]; 11. 81-Lee Jacobs [11]; 12. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [2]; 4. 19-Mitch Harble [4]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 10. 51-John Garvin [5]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [11]; 12. 9M-Jordan Ryan [14]; 13. 5K-Adam Kekich [15]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 15. 53-Jessie Attard [17]; 16. 46-Michael Bauer [10]; 17. O8-Dan Kuriger [8]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 11N-Christopher Bell [4]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [10]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [8]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 10. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 11. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [17]; 13. 3-Jac Haudenschild [25]; 14. 21-Cap Henry [23]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [19]; 16. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 17. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15]; 18. 19-Mitch Harble [24]; 19. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [26]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [18]; 22. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [21]; 23. 17-Caleb Helms [11]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [20]; 25. 71X-Gio Scelzi [14]; 26. 17B-Josh Baughman [16] Lap Leaders: Christopher Bell (1-14), Kyle Larson (15-26), Christopher Bell (27-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/19/2018) 1. Carson Macedo - 2234 2. Aaron Reutzel -2198 3. Chad Kemenah - 2178 4. Jac Haudenschild - 2174 5. Parker Price-Miller - 2128 6. Dave Blaney - 2052 7. Paul McMahan - 2020 8. Cale Conley - 1928 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1858 10. Carl Bowser - 1802

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/19/2018) 1. Kyle Larson - 696 2. Paul McMahan - 696 3. Carson Macedo - 670 4. Danny Dietrich - 660 5. Spencer Bayston - 644 6. Ryan Smith - 618 7. Tim Shaffer - 614 8. Parker Price-Miller - 614 9. Aaron Reutzel - 612 10. Gio Scelzi - 602

 

 

Kyle Larson becomes first Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing repeat winner of 2018

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 18, 2018) - Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson became the first repeat winner of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing on Monday night at Wayne County Speedway, leading all 30 circuits to claim his second $5,000 top prize in three days, bumping his career-win total to three at Wayne County Speedway; eight in total against Tony Stewart’s All Stars.
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Larson, now a back-to-back winner at “Orrville’s Historic Oval” during Ohio Sprint Speedweek competition, earned his Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory from the outside-front row, getting the early jump on fellow California native Gio Scelzi, and Ohio favorite, the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild.

“We weren’t very good in our heat race, but Paul Silva made some adjustments and we were much better in the dash,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Brandt/Priority Aviation/Eneos/No. 57 sprint car. “It’s really important to make the dashes. Not only does that put you closer to the front in the main, but it also gives you more access to the track so you can try and learn something. Hats off to Paul (Silva) and this entire team. He wasn’t too happy about last night, but he’s incredibly smart and keeps me going in the right direction.”

Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Larson maintained a blistering pace during his campaign at the front of the field, very rarely having to deal with lapped traffic as four cautions, two of which resulting in red flag conditions, would keep the field in check.

Larson’s closest call of the main event occurred with just a handful of circuits remaining. Former Wayne County Speedway track champion, Andrew Palker, was beginning to reel in Larson as the front-runners entered traffic. Setting up Larson for a last-ditch effort takeover, Palker attempted to drive underneath Larson at the exit of turn four on lap 29, and again at the entrance of turn one on lap 30. Larson’s momentum proved to be too strong, holding on to score the Speedweek triumph.

Andrew Palker drove on to finish second during the 30-lapper, followed by recent Attica Raceway Park winner, Paul McMahan; Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo; and Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell.

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Tuesday evening, June 19, with a visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford. Pit gates will swing open at 3 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, followed by the mandatory All Star meeting at 5:30 p.m. All Star hot laps are scheduled to hit the speedway for the first time at 6:20 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Monday, June 18, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #4
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 52 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Carson Macedo- 14.932 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Kyle Larson - 14.336 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Jac Haudenschild
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Paul McMahan
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Gio Scelzi
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Aryton Olsen
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Parker Price-Miller
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Gerard McIntyre
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+16)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 14.336; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker, 14.498; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.659; 4. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.704; 5. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 14.733; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.739; 7. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.801; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 14.908; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.979; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 15.207; 11. 51-John Garvin, 15.703

Group (B)
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.686; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.819; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.884; 4. 23X-DJ Foos, 14.901; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 15.009; 6. 19-Mitch Harble, 15.017; 7. 9j-Dean Jacobs, 15.229; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 15.323; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 15.399; 10. 4B-Steve Butler, 15.784; 11. 4KD-Kris Davis, 16.084

Group (C)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 14.725; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.836; 3. 11n-Christopher Bell, 14.859; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.932; 5. 17b-Josh Baughman, 14.936; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.960; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 15.003; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 15.019; 9. 17-Caleb Helms, 15.034; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw, 15.211

Group (D)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.632; 2. 5X-Justin Peck, 14.821; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 14.925; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.968; 5. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.014; 6. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.129; 7. 70-Dave Blaney, 15.159; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 15.189; 9. C1-Clay Riney, 15.217; 10. 98-Carl Bowser, 15.712

Group (E)
1. 97-Broc Martin, 15.141; 2. 21-Cap Henry, 15.205; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 15.216; 4. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 15.340; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.377; 6. 14-Tony Stewart, 15.417; 7. 53-Jessie Attard, 15.554; 8. 23-Chase Baker, 15.573; 9. 33D-Tyler Dunn, 16.319; 10. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 16.450

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [1]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [5]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [7]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [10]; 11. 51-John Garvin [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 4. 9J-Dean Jacobs [7]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [8]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [4]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [9]; 8. 19-Mitch Harble [6]; 9. 23X-DJ Foos [1]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 11. 4KD-Kris Davis [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 9. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 10. 16-Danny Mumaw [10]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71X-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [3]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 7. C1-Clay Riney [9]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [7]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [10]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71-Ayrton Olsen [1]; 2. 21-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [2]; 4. 97-Broc Martin [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 7. 53-Jessie Attard [7]; 8. 33D-Tyler Dunn [9]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 71X-Gio Scelzi [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 21-Cap Henry [6]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 4. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 6. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 3. 19-Mitch Harble [2]; 4. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [4]; 5. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 6. 33D-Tyler Dunn [5]; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan [11]; 8. 23X-DJ Foos [6]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [9]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [12]; 11. 4B-Steve Butler [13]; 12. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 13. 4KD-Kris Davis [14]; 14. 5T-Travis Philo [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [6]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 5. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [7]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [16]; 10. A79-Brandon Wimmer [11]; 11. 53-Jessie Attard [15]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [14]; 13. C1-Clay Riney [13]; 14. 17-Caleb Helms [17]; 15. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [2]; 16. 3J-Trey Jacobs [5]; 17. 35-Tyler Esh [10]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [4]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 5. 11N-Christopher Bell [10]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [15]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [23]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [25]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [18]; 11. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [16]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [17]; 13. 97-Broc Martin [19]; 14. 71-Ayrton Olsen [11]; 15. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 16. 9J-Dean Jacobs [20]; 17. 4K-Kasey Kahne [9]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [21]; 19. 4-Parker Price-Miller [26]; 20. 24-Rico Abreu [24]; 21. 87-Aaron Reutzel [12]; 22. 71X-Gio Scelzi [1]; 23. 21-Cap Henry [5]; 24. 14-Tony Stewart [22]; 25. 5X-Justin Peck [14]; 26. 45-Trevor Baker [8] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/18/2018)
1. Carson Macedo - 2100
2. Aaron Reutzel - 2090
3. Jac Haudenschild -2050
4. Chad Kemenah - 2046
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1988
6. Dave Blaney - 1934
7. Paul McMahan - 1894
8. Cale Conley - 1800
9. Brandon Spithaler - 1748
10. Carl Bowser - 1712

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/18/2018)
1. Paul McMahan - 570
2. Kyle Larson - 550
3. Carson Macedo - 536
4. Danny Dietrich - 516
5. Spencer Bayston - 508
6. Aaron Reutzel -504
7. Gio Scelzi - 500
8. Tim Shaffer - 498
9. Cole Duncan - 492
10. Ryan Smith - 488

 

Aaron Reutzel drives by Kyle Larson to claim round three of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at Waynesfield

WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (June 17, 2018) - Becoming the third different Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing main event winner in as many nights, Clute, Texas’ own Aaron Reutzel did what seemed to be the impossible on Sunday night during his visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park and drove around NASCAR star Kyle Larson to pick up his third Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the 2018 season.

Ending a chase that commenced on the opening circuit, Aaron Reutzel made his winning move on lap 19, ultimately driving around race-long leader Larson as the pair battled down the back straightaway. Reutzel was on the heels of the Elk Grove, Calif., native for a number of circuits before making his move, keeping his Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports machine within just a few car lengths as the duo raced through traffic that started to assemble as early as lap 13.

Once in command, it was semi-smooth sailing for Reutzel, keeping upwards of four lapped cars between himself and Larson for the rest of the 35-lap distance. Unfortunately for Larson, an abrasive surface that eventually led to a rubbered-up surface around the bottom of the speedway kept the recent Eldora winner from making up any ground on Reutzel.

Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan crossed under the final checkers just behind Reutzel and Larson, followed by Dave Blaney and Speedweek opening night winner Paul McMahan.

“I was really hoping to get the jump during the initial start,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/Precision Catalyst/No. 87 entry. “Kyle (Larson) started to move down the track because he knew the rubber was coming. At that point, I was just searching for something else; anything I could do to get by him before things got locked-down. I think after I got by him, it was locked-down two laps later. I figured if I could get to the front, I would be OK, but you can never be too sure about Kyle. You can never count him out of anything.”

Aaron Reutzel and Kyle Larson led the field to green on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park. Larson earned the early jump, leading Reutzel, Duncan, and Spencer Bayston by the flagstand for the first time.

The first seven circuits went non-stop for Larson, just beginning to race into traffic when the main event’s first and only caution appeared on lap eight. Up until that point, Larson was in complete control, utilizing all lanes of the 1/3-mile, high-banked, dirt oval to maintain a quick pace.

After green flag conditions returned, Reutzel was able to keep Larson in range, actually moving in within a car length as the laps clicked near halfway. Reutzel’s winning move started one lap prior, using a big run off of turn four on the 18th circuit to pressure Larson in turns one and two. Reutzel’s momentum on the topside was greater than Larson’s through the middle, utilizing just enough boost from the thin, narrow cushion to drive by Larson on lap 19.

“John Folkens is actually with us here tonight. He is in the stands so I can’t thank him enough for what he does for this team. It’s really cool to get this done with him here,” Aaron Reutzel continued. “My team gave me a great race car here tonight. I just can’t thank everyone enough.”

Continuing the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will switch directions and head east, set to invade a pair of ovals in the northeast corner of the state for Speedweek rounds four and five on Monday and Tuesday, June 18 & 19. Wayne County Speedway, just outside of Orrville, will be the next to host Tony Stewart’s All Stars on Monday evening, June 18.

Those who can not attend can still catch all of the action live on Speed Shift TV. Speed Shift TV will be conducting pay-per-view broadcasts for the duration of Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Those interested in learning more should visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Wayne County Speedway will allow pit access at 10 a.m. on Monday morning. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Waynesfield Raceway Park - Sunday, June 17, 2018:
36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #3
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 49 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Max Stambaugh - 11.109 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Shawn Dancer - 11.948 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Chris Andrews
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Danny Dietrich
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Tim Shaffer
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Travis Philo
JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel
Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Byron Reed
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+7)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer, 11.948; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.124; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.161; 4. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.262; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.322; 6. 2-Ricky Peterson, 12.564; 7. 4B-Steve Butler, 12.641; 8. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.666; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.815; 10. 99-Jay Waugh, 13.110

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.134; 2. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.327; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.469; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.626; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 12.756; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.807; 7. 42-Ty Tilton, 12.829; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.963; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.081; 10. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.324

Group (C)
1. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.210; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.236; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.500; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.524; 5. 5X-Justin Peck, 12.650; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.676; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.754; 8. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.762; 9. 5J-Jake Hesson, 13.338; 10. 83-Adam Cruea, 13.369

Group (D)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.268; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.548; 3. 19-Mitch Harble, 12.640; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 12.657; 5. 23-DJ Foos, 12.684; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.806; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.016; 8. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.033; 9. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 13.105; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.325

Group (E)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.619; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.764; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 12.832; 4. 23X-Chase Baker, 13.059; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.071; 6. 97-Broc Martin, 13.122; 7. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 13.312; 8. 51-John Garvin, 13.422; 9. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.997

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 16-Chris Andrews [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 5. 4L-Cap Henry [8]; 6. 5M-Max Stambaugh [9]; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson [6]; 8. 99-Jay Waugh [10]; 9. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [5]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 5R-Byron Reed [3]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 8. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 10. 42-Ty Tilton [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 9. 83-Adam Cruea [10]; 10. 5J-Jake Hesson [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [5]; 4. 19-Mitch Harble [2]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 9. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 10. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 2. 23X-Chase Baker [1]; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 96AU-Bruce White [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [6]; 6. 23X-Chase Baker [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 3. 51-John Garvin [5]; 4. 99-Jay Waugh [2]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 6. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 42-Ty Tilton [12]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [6]; 9. 83-Adam Cruea [8]; 10. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 11. 96AU-Bruce White [9]; 12. 17B-Josh Baughman [11]; 13. 5J-Jake Hesson [13]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5R-Byron Reed [2]; 2. 4L-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer [1]; 4. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 7. 5X-Justin Peck [13]; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh [10]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 10. 81-Lee Jacobs [18]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [11]; 12. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 13. 98-Carl Bowser [14]; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson [12]; 15. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 16. 22M-Dan McCarron [15]; 17. 5T-Travis Philo [17]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [4]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 9. 4L-Cap Henry [22]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 71X-Gio Scelzi [16]; 12. 3G-Carson Macedo [12]; 13. 23-DJ Foos [15]; 14. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 15. 14-Tony Stewart [20]; 16. 24-Rico Abreu [18]; 17. 11-Ryan Smith [14]; 18. 3-Jac Haudenschild [25]; 19. 4K-Kasey Kahne [17]; 20. 7K-Cale Conley [24]; 21. 5R-Byron Reed [21]; 22. 49-Shawn Dancer [23]; 23. 19-Mitch Harble [19]; 24. 23X-Chase Baker [11]; 25. 16-Chris Andrews [9]; 26. 98-Carl Bowser [26] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-18), Aaron Reutzel (19-35)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/17/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1982
2. Carson Macedo - 1958
3. Jac Haudenschild - 1930
4. Chad Kemenah - 1914
5. Parker Price-Miller -1876
6. Dave Blaney - 1844
7. Paul McMahan - 1750
8. Cale Conley - 1670
9. Carl Bowser - 1622
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1610

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/17/2018)
1. Paul McMahan - 426
2. Tim Shaffer - 408
3. Cole Duncan - 402
4. Kyle Larson - 400
5. Aaron Reutzel - 396
6. Carson Macedo - 394
7. Gio Scelzi - 394
8. Dave Blaney - 388
9. Parker Price-Miller - 384
10. Spencer Bayston - 382

 

 

Kyle Larson holds back Carson Macedo and Dave Blaney for Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing victory at The Big E

ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 16, 2018) - After spending the entire morning and an early portion of the afternoon rebuilding a car in the hotel parking lot, Elk Grove, California’s Kyle Larson rewarded his crew in a big way on Saturday night by claiming round two of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at the world-famous Eldora Speedway. Larson’s first-ever Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 triumph at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track was accomplished his fantastic fashion, climbing ahead from eighth on the starting grid, ultimately withstanding a last lap surge by the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney to score the $5,000 payday.

Fellow California native Carson Macedo would sneak by Blaney in the final two corners to finish second at the final checkers, followed by Blaney, Tim Shaffer, and Clute, Texas, native Aaron Reutzel.

“I’m so happy to get it done here tonight for my guys. Paul Silva and the crew built this car this morning; this is a brand new car from the tires up. We got here just in time to catch the drivers meeting and get in the seat for hot laps,” Kyle Larson said, driver of the Paul Silva-owned/Brandt/Eneos/Finley Farms/Priority Aviation/No. 57 sprinter. “I made a mistake last night and it cost us a car. This really makes up for that. I’ve now won in every kind of car I have ever raced here at Eldora. That’s pretty cool considering I’ve only raced here like ten times.”

Forced to start on the outside of row four by way of dash result, Larson, who was taking advantage of an off-weekend from NASCAR competition to battle with Tony Stewart’s All Stars, wasted little time advancing to the front of the field, boosting himself to fourth as the front-runners raced by the flagstand for the first time.

By lap seven, Larson worked his way to second, now in pursuit of race-long leader, Aaron Reutzel, who owned a commanding lead equalling just over two seconds. Just two circuits later, Larson was on the tail tank of Reutzel, chasing the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports entry through turns one and two on lap ten, eventually utilizing a slingshot move off of the corner to squeeze between Reutzel and a lapped car as the leaders raced down the back straightaway. Larson’s brave move worked, leading Reutzel to the line to officially lead lap ten.

Although impressive, Larson’s first campaign at the front of the field was short-lived as Dave Blaney was able to put the moves on the NASCAR star by using his preferred line through the middle of the speedway. Soon enough, Blaney caught Larson to take command on lap 13.

A pair of cautions on lap 17 and lap 19 gave Larson two opportunities to regain the top spot from the former World of Outlaws champion. Although the first attempt failed, unable to drive by the Premier Motorsports entry as the pair raced through turns one and two on lap 17, the second attempt proved to be more successful, allowing Larson to build enough momentum on the topside of the speedway to chase down Blaney by lap 23. On lap 24, Larson made a perfect bid for the race lead by sticking a textbook slider between turns one and two. Although escaping into traffic, Blaney never gave up, actually tracking down Larson before attempting a last-ditch effort slider in turn one on the final circuit. The slidejob attempt was unsuccessful.

“I actually saw Dave (Blaney) attempt to drive under me at one point there toward the end,” Kyle Larson continued. “Once I got to the top, I could really build some momentum.”

The victory was Larson’s seventh against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

From The Big E to one of Ohio’s most competitive bullrings, Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Sunday evening, June 17, with a visit to Waynesfield Raceway Park just south of Lima. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 3:30 p.m., followed by a mandatory All Star drivers meeting at 5:30 p.m. The first session of All Star hop laps is scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:10 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Waynesfield Raceway Park live on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway - Saturday, June 16, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #2 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 46 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 13.353 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.074 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Dave Blaney All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Josh Baughman Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer Mobil 1 Heat #4: Spencer Bayston Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Kasey Kahne Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Carl Bowser JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel Wix Filters Dash #2: Spencer Bayston Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tony Stewart Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Kyle Larson MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+8) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 57-Kyle Larson, 13.184; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.206; 3. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.339; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.414; 5. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.493; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.568; 7. 11N-Cap Henry, 13.620; 8. 23-DJ Foos, 13.670; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs, 14.141; 10. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.924

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.074; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.191; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.288; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 13.442; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.764; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.860; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 13.926; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.979; 9. 28-Brian Paulus, 14.093

Group (C) 1. 12N-Cole Duncan, 13.219; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.232; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.347; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.508; 5. 51-John Garvin, 13.844; 6. 99-Jay Waugh, 13.986; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 14.047; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 14.206; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 99.270

Group (D) 1. G1-Gary Taylor, 13.393; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.538; 3. 71x-Gio Scelzi, 13.592; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.637; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.688; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.714; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.732; 8. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.859; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.907

Group (E) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.320; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.333; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.375; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.680; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.706; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.707; 7. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 13.720; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.743; 9. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.060

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 57-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [2]; 5. 11N-Cap Henry [7]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [5]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 96AU-Bruce White [10]; 9. 9J-Dean Jacobs [9]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 28-Brian Paulus [9]; 7. 35R-Ronnie Blair [7]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 12N-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 99-Jay Waugh [6]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [7]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 8. 51-John Garvin [5]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. A79-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [2]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [8]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. G1-Gary Taylor [4]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [8]; 5. 49-Shawn Dancer [6]; 6. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [7]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [6]; 6. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 4. 57-Kyle Larson [5]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [6]; 6. A79-Brandon Wimmer [3]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 51-John Garvin [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 96AU-Bruce White [5]; 5. 71-Ayrton Olsen [4]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 7. G1-Gary Taylor [6]; 8. 9J-Dean Jacobs [9]; 9. 23-DJ Foos [10]; 10. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 11N-Cap Henry [3]; 3. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [10]; 5. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [9]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 28-Brian Paulus [12]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [14]; 9. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 10. 35R-Ronnie Blair [15]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 12. 98-Carl Bowser [17]; 13. 99-Jay Waugh [7]; 14. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 15. 51-John Garvin [18]; 16. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [11]; 17. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 18. 49-Shawn Dancer [4]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [8]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 7. 13-Paul McMahan [13]; 8. 71X-Gio Scelzi [15]; 9. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 10. 24-Rico Abreu [17]; 11. 3-Jac Haudenschild [19]; 12. 91-Cale Thomas [6]; 13. 11-Ryan Smith [18]; 14. 11N-Cap Henry [22]; 15. 12N-Cole Duncan [16]; 16. 14-Tony Stewart [21]; 17. 17B-Josh Baughman [11]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [14]; 19. 81-Lee Jacobs [24]; 20. 4K-Kasey Kahne [10]; 21. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 22. A79-Brandon Wimmer [12]; 23. 7K-Cale Conley [26]; 24. 5T-Travis Philo [23]; 25. 22M-Dan McCarron [20]; 26. 10H-Chad Kemenah [25] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-9), Kyle Larson (10-12), Dave Blaney (13-23), Kyle Larson (24-30)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/16/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1832 2. Carson Macedo - 1832 3. Jac Haudenschild - 1816 4. Chad Kemenah - 1780 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1746 6. Dave Blaney - 1702 7. Paul McMahan - 1610 8. Cale Conley - 1560 9. Carl Bowser - 1520 10. Brandon Spithaler - 1520

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/16/2018) 1. Paul McMahan - 286 2. Jac Haudenschild - 272 3. Tim Shaffer - 272 4. Cale Thomas - 268 5. Carson Macedo - 268 6. Gio Scelzi - 266 7. Cole Duncan - 258 8. Danny Dietrich - 258 9. Parker Price-Miller - 254 10. Kyle Larson - 254

 

 

Paul McMahan wins at Attica to open Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing

ATTICA, Ohio (June 15, 2018) - It took Paul McMahan nearly 16 years to snap his All Star Circuit of Champions winless streak just one week ago in Dundee, New York. Now, the Nashville native via Elk Grove, Calif., is a two-time All Star winner in 2018, earning the $5,000 payday at Attica Raceway Park to open the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing.

McMahan, driver of the Tom Buch-owned/Apex Structures/DMI/No. 13 sprint car, earned his fifth-career All Star victory by displaying patience and persistence, battling within the top-five the entire 40-lap distance before taking over the top spot for the final time on lap 25. With a little help from race leader, Aaron Reutzel, McMahan was able to take advantage of Reutzel’s misfortune with the turn four wall to inherit the top spot, driving on to score his first-ever victory at Attica Raceway Park.

“Today is Bryan Clauson’s birthday and I parked it for him,” said an excited Paul McMahan in Attica victory lane. “This has been a long time coming. I think I ran second here a few times but never got it done. To get it done here tonight to open up Speedweek is pretty special. My team worked their butts off to get us to this point. We have a long week ahead of us. To begin Speedweek with a victory will set the tone for the next eight races.”

Despite the turn four wall being the benefactor, McMahan was in the hunt all 40 circuits. Starting from the inside of row two, McMahan’s first, successful bid for the top spot occurred on lap 19, actually gaining command after race-long leader and NASCAR star, Kyle Larson, made contact with the turn four wall leaving his car heavily damaged. Larson eventually slowed resulting in a caution; he would not return.

On the ensuing restart, Reutzel, the evening’s pole-sitter who was racing in the runner-up spot the entire distance, worked around McMahan to lead lap 20, pounding the cushion in turns three and four to drive around the familiar No. 13 sprinter. Although Reutzel was able to maintain a quick pace around the topside of the speedway, McMahan’s preferred bottom groove was working just fine, keeping pace with the Clute, Texas, native as the laps counted down.

Just four circuits later, Reutzel would fall victim to the same patch of retaining wall as Larson, ultimately making contact with the turn four barrier. Reutzel’s mishap and loss of momentum would allow McMahan to slip by and take control again on lap 25. Keeping pace with McMahan for the next several circuits, Reutzel’s No. 87 would eventually succumb, forced to retire on lap 30.

From that point forward, it was all McMahan at the front of the field, but not without pressure from another NASCAR star, Kasey Kahne. Kahne, who maintained a spot within the top-five all 40 laps after starting alongside McMahan during the initial start, attempted his best Jac Haudenschild impression in an attempt to drive around McMahan for the lead. Fortunately for McMahan, Kahne’s momentum was shut down by the turn four wall, nearly toppling the Kasey Kahne Racing entry before miraculously regaining control. Kahne’s misfortune was enough to allow McMahan to escape from the rest of the field, driving away to a near-three second lead at the finish.

“I was pretty committed to the bottom of the speedway,” McMahan continued. “I’m too old to be up on the top and run the cushion like those guys. We found something with this car that has allowed me to run the bottom and keep good speed. I know (Tom Buch) has a few victories in New York, but I’m pretty sure this is his first win in Ohio. My dad is with me here tonight. I want to wish him a Happy Father’s Day just in case we don’t get to be up here again on Sunday.”

Also utilizing Kahne’s momentum loss, local favorite Byron Reed was able to use a late surge to finish second at the line, followed by Jac Haudenschild, Cale Thomas, and Kasey Kahne.

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing will continue on Saturday night, June 16, with a visit to The Big E; Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Pit gates are scheduled to open at 4 p.m. at the World’s Greatest Dirt Track. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:15 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Eldora Speedway live on the Web at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, June 15, 2018: 36th Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing: Round #1 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 56 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 12.939 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 12.257 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Kyle Larson All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Byron Reed Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Gio Scelzi Kistler Racing Products Heat #4: Jac Haudenschild Mobil 1 Heat #5: Cole Duncan Howard Johnson of Lima D-main: Jordan Ryan Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Justin Peck JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel Wix Filters Dash #2: Kyle Larson Classic Ink USA B-Main: Dave Blaney Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul McMahan MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tim Shaffer (+14) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.311; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.518; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.558; 4. 57-Kyle Larson, 12.630; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.728; 6. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.875; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.892; 8. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.911; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.214; 10. 2-Ricky Peterson, 13.234; 11. 2+-Brian Smith, 13.300; 12. 51-John Garvin, 13.480

Group (B) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.601; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.617; 3. 17-Josh Baughman, 12.676; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.798; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.835; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 12.898; 7. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.913; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.928; 9. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.961; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.274; 11. 19-Mitch Harble, 14.474

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.257; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.399; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi, 12.514; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.803; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.963; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.055; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.107; 8. A79-Brandon Wimmer, 13.153; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser, 13.170; 10. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.311; 11. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.411

Group (D) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.530; 2. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.679; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.812; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.946; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.012; 6. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.059; 7. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 13.121; 8. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.140; 9. 17X-Caleb Helms, 13.500; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.555; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit, 14.355

Group (E) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.825; 2. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.825; 3. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 12.851; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.863; 5. G1-Gary Taylor, 13.024; 6. 97-Broc Martin, 13.318; 7. 23-Chase Baker, 13.597; 8. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 13.611; 9. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.194; 10. 99-Jay Waugh, 14.223; 11. 96AU-Bruce White, 14.727

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [6]; 7. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [8]; 8. 2-Ricky Peterson [10]; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 10. 51-John Garvin [12]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 12. 2+-Brian Smith [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5R-Byron Reed [1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 4L-Cap Henry [7]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 7. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 8. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [10]; 11. 19-Mitch Harble [11]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 71-Gio Scelzi [2]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 7. A79-Brandon Wimmer [8]; 8. 8J-Jess Stiger [11]; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [9]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [10]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [6]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 5. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 17X-Caleb Helms [9]; 7. 49-Shawn Dancer [10]; 8. 5X-Justin Peck [8]; 9. 70M-Henry Malcuit [11]; 10. O7-Gerard McIntyre [7]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [6]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 22C-Cole Duncan [1]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 11-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 6. G1-Gary Taylor [5]; 7. 99-Jay Waugh [10]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 10. 23-Chase Baker [7]; 11. 96AU-Bruce White [11]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [5]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 57-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 3. 71-Gio Scelzi [3]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 5. 17-Josh Baughman [5]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [2]; 2. 45-Trevor Baker [3]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [1]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 19-Mitch Harble [9]; 7. 23-Chase Baker [5]; 8. 2+-Brian Smith [11]; 9. 96AU-Bruce White [10]; 10. 51-John Garvin [4]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [7]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 5X-Justin Peck [2]; 2. 2-Ricky Peterson [3]; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan [11]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger [4]; 7. 9X-Paul Nienhiser [7]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [5]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 10. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 11. 70M-Henry Malcuit [10]; 12. 45-Trevor Baker [12]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 97-Broc Martin [6]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [12]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [4]; 8. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 9. A79-Brandon Wimmer [13]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn [9]; 11. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 12. 99-Jay Waugh [15]; 13. 49-Shawn Dancer [14]; 14. 2-Ricky Peterson [17]; 15. 5X-Justin Peck [16]; 16. 17X-Caleb Helms [10]; 17. G1-Gary Taylor [8]

A-Main (40 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [7]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [4]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [11]; 7. 39-Spencer Bayston [9]; 8. 14-Tony Stewart [16]; 9. 71-Gio Scelzi [6]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [24]; 11. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 12. 48-Danny Dietrich [19]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [12]; 14. 3G-Carson Macedo [13]; 15. 17-Josh Baughman [10]; 16. 4L-Cap Henry [20]; 17. 4-Parker Price-Miller [17]; 18. 11-Ryan Smith [15]; 19. 7K-Cale Conley [21]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [18]; 21. 22-Brandon Spithaler [26]; 22. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 23. 57-Kyle Larson [2]; 24. 98-Carl Bowser [25]; 25. 97-Broc Martin [22]; 26. 70-Dave Blaney [23] Lap Leaders: Kyle Larson (1-18), Paul McMahan (19), Aaron Reutzel (20-24) Paul McMahan (25-40)

All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/15/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1692 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1688 3. Carson Macedo - 1686 4. Chad Kemenah - 1678 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1608 6. Dave Blaney - 1558 7. Paul McMahan - 1474 8. Cale Conley - 1456 9. Carl Bowser - 1430 10. Brandon Spithaler - 1430

Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Standings: (after 6/15/2018) 1. Paul McMahan - 150 2. Byron Reed - 146 3. Jac Haudenschild - 144 4. Cale Thomas - 142 5. Kasey Kahne - 140 6. Cole Duncan - 138 7. Spencer Bayston - 136 8. Tony Stewart - 134 9. Gio Scelzi - 132 10. Tim Shaffer - 130

 

 

36th Annual Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing to award $10,000 point fund

Nine-day campaign to begin Friday at Attica Raceway Park, ends with $10,000-to-win Rick Ferkel Classic at Atomic Speedway

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 12, 2018) - The 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule will hit high gear beginning Friday evening, June 15, as the Tony Stewart-owned organization is set to take on the most grueling segment of its 2018 campaign; Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Comprised of nine events in nine days, the 36th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek is sure to attract sprint car competitors from coast-to-coast, each chasing the right to etch their name in the All Star Circuit of Champions history books and become a Speedweek champion.

Cometic Gasket, the official gasket of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will return in 2018 as the title sponsor of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, extending its relationship with one of the sport’s most historic, yet grueling traditions to four consecutive seasons.

“Ohio Sprint Speedweek is rich in tradition and competitiveness, two qualities we are certainly proud to be associated with,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO of Cometic Gasket Inc . “We are thrilled to bring Cometic Gasket and Ohio Sprint Speedweek back together in 2018. It’s an exciting time for us, and it’s an exciting time for sprint car competitors and fans, alike. We’re excited to see how the week unfolds.”

C&R Racing, a global leader in design and production of specialized cooling solutions used by top-tier race teams, high-end automotive manufacturers, and in specialty vehicle applications worldwide, will join Cometic Gasket as a major contributor to Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2018 and will take on the role as presenting sponsor.

“We are all very excited at C&R to be a part of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in 2018,” said Jim Ryder, General Manager of C&R Racing. “This is a perfect opportunity for us to share our presence in motorsports to dozens of race teams and showcase our product line to potentially thousands of race fans, all while supporting one of the country’s most historic and competitive sprint car events. I think we are all in for a real treat.”

In light of Cometic Gasket and C&R Racing’s commitment, the 36th edition of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing featuring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will award a $10,000 point fund, spread amongst the top-ten team owners in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings.

In addition to Cometic Gasket and C&R Racing, Kear’s Speed Shop, Chalk Stix, Hoosier Tire, as well as all of the participating Ohio Sprint Speedweek facilities, each helped boost the Speedweek championship fund to its $10,000 total, a $7,000 increase from 2017. $3,000 will be awarded to the Speedweek championship team owner, followed by $1,500 for second, $1,200 for third, $1,000 for fourth, and $800 for fifth, decreasing by $100 per position from sixth through tenth in the final standings.

Giving teams even more incentive to participate in the 36th running of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, Hoosier Tire will be awarding tire certificates to all top-ten finishers in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings.

In order to be eligible for the Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing championship points fund, participating teams must have perfect Speedweek attendance, entering all contested Speedweek programs throughout the nine-day schedule. In addition, team owners must enter at least 50% of the contested Speedweek events with the same driver.

Visiting eight facilities over the nine-day campaign, Atomic Speedway is the only repeat attraction during Ohio Sprint Speedweek with events scheduled for June 20 and June 23; Attica Raceway Park (6/15), Eldora Speedway (6/16), Waynesfield Raceway Park (6/17), Wayne County Speedway (6/18), Sharon Speedway (6/19), Muskingum County Speedway (6/21), and Limaland Motorsports Park (6/22) will each host America’s Series once.

Adding even more hype to the 2018 Ohio Sprint Speedweek schedule, Saturday’s finale at Atomic Speedway, the inaugural Rick Ferkel Classic, will award a $10,000 top prize. All of the other Speedweek programs will award $5,000 paydays.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture all of the action from the first two rounds of Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing at Attica Raceway Park and Eldora Speedway. Set to air on September 16 and September 23, respectively, each event will air twice during its replay date; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Picking up with action at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, June 17, Speed Shift TV will broadcast six nights of Ohio Sprint Speedweek action live on the Web. Those interested in learning more should visit www.speedshifttv.com.

2018 Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by C&R Racing Points Fund:
1. $3,000
2. $1,500
3. $1,200
4. $1,000
5. $800
6. $700
7. $600
8. $500
9. $400
10.$300

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Previous Champions:
2017 - Tim Shaffer
2016 - Chad Kemenah
2015 - Greg Wilson
2014 – Dale Blaney
2013 – Tim Shaffer
2012 – Stevie Smith
2011 – Tim Shaffer
2010 – David Gravel
2009 – Stevie Smith
2008 – Randy Hannagan
2007 – Shane Stewart
2006 – Dale Blaney
2005 – Kelly Kinser
2004 – Dale Blaney
2003 – Dale Blaney
2002 – Chad Kemenah
2001 – Dean Jacobs
2000 – Kenny Jacobs
1999 – Joey Saldana
1998 – Frankie Kerr
1997 – Joey Saldana
1996 – Frankie Kerr
1995 – Dale Blaney
1994 – Frankie Kerr
1993 – Frankie Kerr
1992 – Kevin Huntley
1991 – Sammy Swindell
1990 – Sammy Swindell
1989 – Dave Blaney
1988 – Jimmy Sills
1987 – Keith Kauffman
1986 – Bobby Allen
1985 – Jack Hewitt
1984 – Steve Kinser
1983 – Bobby Davis, Jr.

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/10/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1586
2. Carson Macedo - 1564
3. Chad Kemenah - 1550
4. Jac Haudenschild - 1544
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1492
6. Dave Blaney - 1456
7. Cale Conley - 1344
8. Carl Bowser - 1328
9. Paul McMahan - 1324
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1322

 

 

Carson Macedo goes back-to-back in the Empire State; Earns first-ever All Star victory at Weedsport Speedway

WEEDSPORT, N.Y. (June 11, 2018) - Just 24 hours after earning his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo dominated his way back to All Star victory lane, this time during action at the state-of-the-art Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., on Sunday, June 10. Much like his feature campaign on Saturday evening at Stateline Speedway, Macedo led all 35 circuits during main event competition at Weedsport, clinching a second consecutive $5,000 payday, as well as a third-career All Star victory.

To make things more impressive, Macedo crossed under the final checkers eight seconds ahead of eventual runner-up finisher, Paul McMahan, lapping up to the 15th position in the running order. Danny Dietrich finished third just behind McMahan, followed by Aaron Reutzel and a hard charging Parker Price-Miller, who advanced 13 positions to earn the evening’s MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.

The Weedsport Speedway appearance was a first-ever for the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“This is pretty unbelievable. What a weekend for this team,” Carson Macedo explained in Weedsport Speedway victory lane. “Tim and Cindy Norman, Joe Gaerte; they all do such an amazing job with this race team. The car keeps getting better and better. Our plan was to come to New York and be competitive all weekend, but to win two straight is pretty special. This is a perfect transition into Ohio Sprint Speedweek.”

Brock Zearfoss led the field to green on Sunday night at Weedsport Speedway. Unfortunately, Zearfoss found himself facing the wrong direction after entering turn one during the initial start, also collecting Dave Blaney. With two cars involved, the feature field was criss-crossed allowing Aaron Reutzel to inherit the top spot with Carson Macedo to his outside. Macedo took advantage of his inherited starting position and jumped to an early lead right from the drop of the green.

Although distracted by two additional cautions, one on lap 4 and another on lap 20, Macedo maintained control, actually extending his lead to just shy of two seconds by the time the feature’s second caution appeared on lap 20.

Perhaps, the most challenging segment of the 35-lapper took shape with just over ten circuits remaining. Relying on the very topside of the speedway to navigate the 4/10-mile, dirt oval, Macedo was faced with traffic stacking up two and three cars wide, ultimately forcing Macedo to rely on the bottom, as well as the middle to maneuver through lapped cars. Although challenging as first, Macedo’s technique through traffic was flawless, instantly bouncing back to a four second lead with five circuits remaining, increasing to eight by lap 35.

With their first New York swing of the season in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will switch gears and begin preparations for a nine-day campaign in the Buckeye State. The 2018 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will feature nine straight days of sprint car competition, comprised of eight different facilities throughout all four corners of Ohio. Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe will host Tony Stewart’s All Stars twice during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, with Attica Raceway Park, Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway, Muskingum County Speedway, and Limaland Motorsports Park each hosting the Series once.

More information pertaining to Ohio Sprint Speedweek will be posted during the next few days. Fans are encouraged to stay alert online and on social media.

Contingency Awards/Results: Weedsport Speedway - Sunday, June 10, 2018:
Inaugural Visit
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 28 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Cale Conley - 14.362 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cale Conley - 14.357 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Justin Barger
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Paul McMahan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jac Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Parker Price-Miller (+13)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.357; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.465; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.500; 4. 5-Justin Barger, 14.611; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.756; 6. 99L-Larry Wight, 14.878; 7. 51-John Garvin, 14.979; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 15.186; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.602; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 16.584

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.779; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.779; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.821; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 14.897; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 15.061; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 15.128; 7. 14C-Coleman Gulick, 15.171; 8. 11-Ryan Smith, 15.182; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca, 15.403

Group (C)
1. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.880; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.892; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.910; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.993; 5. 10-Joe Kata, 15.169; 6. 33-Mike Mahaney, 15.235; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.278; 8. 98-Carl Bowser, 15.683; 9. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 16.048

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 5-Justin Barger [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 3. 99L-Larry Wight [6]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 8. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 10. 51-John Garvin [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 5. 14C-Coleman Gulick [7]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca [9]; 8. 11-Ryan Smith [8]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [1]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 33-Mike Mahaney [6]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 7. 10-Joe Kata [5]; 8. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [8]

Dash #1 (6 Laps)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [2]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]

B-Main (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [2]; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 4. 10-Joe Kata [3]; 5. 98T-Joe Trenca [4]; 6. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 10. 98-Carl Bowser [9]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [18]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [17]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [16]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 9. 33-Mike Mahaney [13]; 10. 99L-Larry Wight [9]; 11. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [11]; 12. 44-Trey Starks [12]; 13. 14C-Coleman Gulick [14]; 14. 10-Joe Kata [22]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [21]; 16. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [19]; 18. 11-Ryan Smith [25]; 19. 98T-Joe Trenca [23]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [15]; 21. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [20]; 22. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [24]; 23. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 25. 70-Dave Blaney [6] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/10/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1586
2. Carson Macedo - 1564
3. Chad Kemenah - 1550
4. Jac Haudenschild - 1544
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1492
6. Dave Blaney - 1456
7. Cale Conley - 1344
8. Carl Bowser - 1328
9. Paul McMahan - 1324
10. Brandon Spithaler - 1322

 

 

Carson Macedo outruns Greg Hodnett for Stateline All Star victory

BUSTI, N.Y. (June 9, 2018) - Although forced to fend off challenges by one of Pennsylvania’s finest, Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo earned his way to the top of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 feature podium on Saturday night at New Stateline Speedway, leading all 30 circuits around the 1/3-mile oval to score the first All Star victory since Lee Osborne accomplished the same feat in 1970.

The $5,000 payday, Macedo’s first All Star triumph of the 2018 season, increased his career win total to two with the traveling Series, also scoring a feature win during action at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway exactly one year prior on June 9, 2017.

Pennsylvania Posse invader Greg Hodnett chased Macedo to the final checkers in Busti, N.Y., followed by six-time and defending Series champion Chad Kemenah, recent Outlaw Speedway winner Paul McMahan, and Tony Stewart.

“Man, I feel like we’ve been close so many times. It feels really good to be standing up here,” Carson Macedo explained in victory lane, driver of the familiar Lucas Oil/Slade Shock Technologies/Tarlton and Son Inc./No. 3G. “We’ve been consistently finishing inside the top-five and top-ten, but winning is what we are working for. With Ohio Sprint Speedweek right around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to get hot.”

Utilizing his outside-pole position, Macedo was able to earn the early jump, quickly moving ahead of Greg Hodnett and Chad Kemenah as the field drove by the flagstand for the first time. Besides periods of heavy traffic and eventual pressure by Greg Hodnett, a pair of cautions, one on lap six for a spinning Aaron Reutzel, and another on lap nine for a slowing John Garvin, were the only two distractions during Macedo’s march at the front of the running order.

Traffic appeared for the first time just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program giving Hodnett an opportunity to eat away at Macedo’s built advantage. As traffic intensified, so did the battle for the top spot; Macedo relying heavily on the very topside of the speedway while Hodnett worked the bottom. A miscalculated slide job effort on lap 22 was Hodnett’s first, true attempt at getting by the California native. Macedo was able to counter, immediately increasing speed and stretching his advantage back to nearly two seconds.

By the time the final checkers flew, Macedo’s advantage was up and over two seconds, crossing over the start-finish line by a margin of victory equalling 2.176 seconds over Hodnett.

“Traffic made things a little tricky. I tried my best to keep up with track changes and race where I felt the most comfortable. As traffic got worse, I was forced to move around quite a bit,” Macedo continued. “When Greg (Hodnett) took a look under me, I knew I had to turn it up a little bit. His move forced me to drive a little bit harder and pick up my pace. I wasn’t sure where he was at the end, but I didn’t see him again.”

The New York triple-header will come to a close on Sunday evening, June 10, when the All Star Circuit of Champions travel to the north side of the Finger Lakes for a first-ever visit to Weedsport Speedway. Padding an impressive All Star stat sheet in the Empire State, Weedsport Speedway will become the 14th track in the state of New York to host All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., will open pit gates at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. A pit sweep will take shape at 3 p.m., followed by the All Star drivers meeting at 5 p.m. All Star hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. Additional information can be found online at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: New Stateline Speedway - Saturday, June 9, 2018: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 29 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Jac Haudenschild - 14.328 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brock Zearfoss - 14.400 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Carson Macedo All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Aaron Reutzel Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Lee Jacobs JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss Classic Ink USA B-main: Danny Dietrich Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Carson Macedo MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brock Zearfoss (+11) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 14.401; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.680; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.688; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 14.812; 5. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.959; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.982; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 15.095; 8. 44M-Joe McEwen, 15.190; 9. 5-Justin Barger, 15.306; 10. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 15.316

Group (B) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.537; 2. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.638; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 14.668; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.815; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.860; 6. 11-Ryan Smith, 14.917; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.076; 8. 51-John Garvin, 15.201; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook, 15.445; 10. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 15.732

Group (C) 1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.553; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.619; 3. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 14.816; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.866; 5. 7KS-Dan Shetler, 15.074; 6. 48-Danny Dietrich, 15.107; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 15.334; 8. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 15.606; 9. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 16.453

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 5. 40-George Hobaugh [5]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 7. 44M-Joe McEwen [8]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 9. 5-Justin Barger [9]; 10. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]; 9. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [9]; 10. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 7KS-Dan Shetler [5]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [2]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [6]; 8. 126-Bryan Salisbury [8]; 9. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [9]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [6]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer 1. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 2. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 4. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [6]; 5. 51-John Garvin [5]; 6. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 7. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [9]; 8. 44M-Joe McEwen [4]; 9. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [10]; 10. 126-Bryan Salisbury [8]; 11. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [11]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [2]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [7]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [17]; 8. 70-Dave Blaney [10]; 9. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [15]; 11. 11-Ryan Smith [11]; 12. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [23]; 13. 81-Lee Jacobs [8]; 14. 7KS-Dan Shetler [12]; 15. O7-Gerard McIntyre [16]; 16. 44-Trey Starks [18]; 17. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler [13]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [19]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [20]; 21. 47X-Dylan Westbrook [22]; 22. 51-John Garvin [21]; 23. 40-George Hobaugh [14]; 24. 5-Justin Barger [24] Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo (1-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (after 6/9/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1444 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1428 3. Chad Kemenah - 1416 4. Carson Macedo - 1414 5. Dave Blaney - 1354 6. Parker Price-Miller - 1352 7. Carl Bowser - 1238 8. Cale Conley - 1226 9. Brandon Spithaler - 1212 10. Paul McMahan - 1178

 

 

Paul McMahan scores first All Star victory since 2002 during visit to Outlaw Speedway

DUNDEE, N.Y. (June 8, 2018) - For the first time since 2002, Paul McMahan is a main event winner with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, this time leading all 30 circuits around Dundee, New York’s Outlaw Speedway on Friday evening, solidifying a fourth-career main event victory with the traveling circuit, as well as a $5,000 top prize for car owner Tom Buch. The California native who now resides in Nashville, Tenn., never faltered during his campaign at the front of the field, ultimately surviving a first half that included a total of four cautions, two during the opening circuit resulting in three complete start attempts.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’s Danny Dietrich, who climbed eight positions during the 30-lap program, chased McMahan to the final checkers, followed by Chad Kemenah, Aaron Reutzel, and Trey Starks.

“I just want to thank my boss for allowing me to take time off of work to come here and race,” Paul McMahan laughed in victory lane. “I owe this all to the guys standing behind me. It feels good to get back in All Star victory lane. This is my first time ever at Outlaw Speedway. It’s a cool, little track that offers a lot of racing room. I’m already looking forward to the next time we visit this place.”

After a pair of bad starts, one of which the result of red flag conditions involving West Virginia’s Cale Conley, main event action was finally underway at Outlaw Speedway with Paul McMahan earning the early advantage. Parker Price-Miller chased McMahan to the flagstand for the first time, followed by Brock Zearfoss and Chad Kemenah.

The main event would go caution-free for eight circuits until motor problems consumed Price-Miller, forced to retire to the pit area on lap nine after a short stint in the runner-up position.

During the same caution, Brock Zearfoss also had problems, losing a right-rear tire while battling within the top-five. Although forced to go to the work area, the Jonestown, Pa., native would soon rejoin the field on the speedway.

The green flag would fly for Paul McMahan for two more circuits until caution flags appeared for the final time on lap 11, this time for a bundle of cars that made contact at the entrance of turn one. All drivers involved, including Brock Zearfoss who just returned to the speedway, walked away unharmed.

From that point forward, main event action went undisturbed. McMahan continued to lead the pack, now with Chad Kemenah, Danny Dietrich and Dave Blaney on his heels. Dietrich worked around Kemenah on the following circuit to take the runner-up spot officially on lap 12, soon followed by Dave Blaney who also worked by Kemenah to take third officially on lap 14.

Slower cars came into the picture for the first time just beyond the midpoint of the 30-lapper forcing McMahan to maneuver off of his preferred line around the bottom of the speedway. Even when traffic started to intensify near the end of the main event, McMahan kept his advantage over the other front-runners by utilizing the top of turns one and two and the very bottom of turns three and four.

“This car was working from top to bottom,” McMahan continued, driver of the Apex Structures/DMI/DKW Transport/No. 13 sprint car. “Traffic really didn’t seem to slow us up at all. I was able to move around them without any trouble. When you can move around like that pretty flawlessly, it’s easy to build confidence and race hard. I’m proud of all of these guys. Hopefully we can do it again tomorrow at Stateline Speedway.”

A near-five lap battle for the runner-up spot between Dietrich and Blaney during laps 22 through 26 ended in Dietrich’s favor as Blaney would clip an inside tire forcing the Premier Motorsports entry to retire to the infield. Although moving in within a half-straightaway of McMahan, Dietrich would be forced to settle for second, followed by six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, at the line.

The All Star invasion of the Empire State will continue on Saturday, June 9, when the Series ventures to the southwest corner of New York and visits the “New” Stateline Speedway near Jamestown; the first visit to Stateline Speedway in nearly five decades. The last time Tony Stewart’s All Stars visited Stateline Speedway, the year was 1970 and the winner was Lee Osborne. The All Star victory was just one of 17 over the course of Osborne’s illustrious career.

Stateline Speedway near Jamestown, N.Y., will open pit gates at noon on Saturday, June 9, but the facility will be swept at 3:30 p.m. so passes can be purchased. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:10 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Stateline Speedway live on the Web at www.newstatelinespeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Outlaw Speedway - Friday, June 8, 2018: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 24 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Cale Conley - 11.896 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Brock Zearfoss - 11.703 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dave Blaney Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Paul McMahan MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+14) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 11.703; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.757; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.773; 4. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.803; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.840; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.910; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.179; 8. 10-Joe Kata, 12.581

Group (B) 1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.903; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.941; 3. 11-Ryan Smith, 12.056; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.097; 5. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 12.147; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.234; 7. 5-Justin Barger, 12.353; 8. 51-John Garvin, 12.781

Group (C) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.785; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.886; 3. 44-Trey Starks, 11.919; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.948; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 12.245; 6. OO-Danny Varin, 12.263; 7. 97au-Mitchell Wormall, 12.293; 8. 98T-Joe Trenca, 12.568

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 8. 10-Joe Kata [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 11-Ryan Smith [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 51-John Garvin [8]; 7. 5-Justin Barger [7]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 8 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [5]; 6. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [7]; 7. 98T-Joe Trenca [8]; 8. OO-Danny Varin [6]

Dash #1 (6 Laps) 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [6]; 5. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [4]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [10]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [11]; 6. 14-Tony Stewart [13]; 7. 11-Ryan Smith [5]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [22]; 9. 3-Jac Haudenschild [7]; 10. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [12]; 11. 5-Justin Barger [20]; 12. 98-Carl Bowser [14]; 13. O7-Gerard McIntyre [15]; 14. 51-John Garvin [18]; 15. 98T-Joe Trenca [21]; 16. 97AU-Mitchell Wormall [17]; 17. 10-Joe Kata [23]; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler [19]; 19. 35-Tyler Esh [16]; 20. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 22. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 23. 7K-Cale Conley [8] Lap Leaders: Paul McMahan (1-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 6/8/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1328 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1290 3. Chad Kemenah - 1272 4. Carson Macedo - 1264 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1220 6. Dave Blaney - 1220 7. Carl Bowser - 1128 8. Brandon Spithaler - 1098 9. Cale Conley - 1096 10. John Garvin - 1038

 

 

The All Stars will visit three tracks in three days during first New York swing of 2018

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 6, 2018) - For the first time in 2018, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make the trip to New York, setting their aim on a trio of tracks over three days, first making their way to the Finger Lakes where Tony Stewart’s All Stars will kick-off the weekend with a visit to Outlaw Speedway in Dundee on Friday, June 8. The All Stars will visit Outlaw Speedway twice in 2018, once more in mid-September.

The All Star invasion of the Empire State will continue on Saturday, June 9, when the Series ventures to the southwest corner of New York and visits the “New” Stateline Speedway near Jamestown. It has been nearly 48 years since the All Stars last made an appearance at Stateline Speedway with National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee Lee Osborne earning the victory. The All Star triumph, accomplished on August 5, 1970, was just one of 17 over the course of Osborne’s illustrious career.

The New York triple-header will come to a close on Sunday, June 10, when the All Star Circuit of Champions travel to the north side of the Finger Lakes for a first-ever visit to Weedsport Speedway. Padding an impressive All Star stat sheet in the Empire State, Weedsport Speedway will become the 14th track in the state of New York to host All Star Circuit of Champions competition.

Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the weekend charge in New York, now with a 28-point advantage in the All Star driver championship standings over Wooster, Ohio’s Jac Haudenschild. Reutzel, a two-time winner with the All Stars thus far in 2018, is the most recent winner with the Series, leading all but the first two circuits during main event action at Lernerville (Pa.) Speedway on Friday, June 1. The former ASCS national champion owns six top-ten finishes in nine completed point races.

Jac Haudenschild, currently second in the driver title chase, owns one All Star victory this season, as well as a top-ten total matching Reutzel’s during the first nine point-accumulating programs. Haudenschild’s victory was accomplished at Attica Raceway Park in mid-April, earning the Core & Main Spring Nationals victory worth $5,000.

Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo will enter the New York triple third in the driver championship standings, followed by six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah, and Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller.

In addition, Series owner, Tony Stewart, will make the journey to New York with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and join the full-timers during competition at Outlaw Speedway, Stateline Speedway, and Weedsport Speedway. Other “outsiders” expected to make the journey to New York for the triple-header include 2017 Central PA Sprint Series champion, Danny Dietrich, and 2017 Port Royal Speedway track champion, Brock Zearfoss.

“I’m really excited for the weekend. I’m proud of our Series and excited to be able to compete against all of these guys,” Tony Stewart added about his upcoming New York trip. “We’ve got some great talent with us this year. I’m hoping I can challenge these guys for a win all weekend.”

Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, N.Y., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking more information should visit Outlaw Speedway live on the Web at www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.

Stateline Speedway near Jamestown, N.Y., will open pit gates at noon on Saturday, June 9, but will be swept at 3:30 p.m. so passes can be purchased. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:10 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Stateline Speedway live on the Web at www.newstatelinespeedway.com.

Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, N.Y., will open pit gates at 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. A pit sweep will take shape at 3 p.m., followed by the All Star drivers meeting at 5 p.m. All Star hot laps are scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. Additional information can be found online at www.weedsportspeedway.com.

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 6/6/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 1186 2. Jac Haudenschild - 1158 3. Carson Macedo - 1130 4. Chad Kemenah - 1128 5. Parker Price-Miller - 1114 6. Dave Blaney - 1110 7. Tim Shaffer - 1014 8. Carl Bowser - 1002 9. Cale Conley - 992 10. Brandon Spithaler - 984

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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

 

 

Aaron Reutzel wins at Lernerville for second All Star victory of 2018


SARVER, Pa. (June 1, 2018) - Aaron Reutzel cruised to his second Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the 2018 season on Friday night at Lernerville Speedway, leading all but the first two circuits to ink his name on the $5,000 winner’s check.

Reutzel, who started second on the feature grid, nearly swept the entire evening program at the Sarver, Pa., 4/10-mile oval, not only recording the fastest time of the night during hot laps and qualifying time trials, but also earning a dash victory. The main event win allowed the Clute, Texas, native to extend his All Star driver championship point lead, now with a 28-point advantage over the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild.

The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer used a late surge to power to second at the final checkers, followed by Parker Price-Miller, Carson Macedo, and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah.

“We’ve been working really hard at getting our cars to go where other people can’t,” Reutzel said in victory lane, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87. “I knew it was going to take a really fast race car to beat us here tonight. I felt that if we didn’t make any mistakes, we were going to be really good. It’s really cool to come to a place you’ve never raced at before and get a win. We really didn’t know what to expect.”

Despite showing the way for the vast majority of the 30-lapper, it was pole sitter, Dave Blaney, who got the early jump, using the bottom line around Lernerville Speedway to lead the first two laps. Wasting little time before making his first, official bid for the top spot, Reutzel chased Blaney for the first two circuits, eventually squeezing underneath the former World of Outlaws champion at the entrance of turn one. The squeeze tactic worked, gaining the top spot to officially lead lap three.

“I knew the bottom was going to be good, but I also knew the top was going to stay good over here in turns three and four,” Reutzel continued. “I just wanted to make sure we weren’t bottom-dependent. I could even roll through the middle pretty good. I had to use the bottom to get by Blaney, but when I stayed down there, I was forced to slow down a lot. That’s when I decided to start rolling through the middle and top.”

Tim Shaffer’s charge to the runner-up spot started from the outside of row four. Strong right from the drop of the initial green, the nearby Aliquippa, Pa., native was solidly inside the top-five just before the midpoint of the 30-lap program, eventually driving around a pair of cars battling for position, Dave Blaney and Jac Haudenschild, to move into second on lap 16.

Forced to battle in traffic for the next four circuits, Shaffer and Haudenschild exchanged positions again on lap 20, just before the main event’s third and final caution appeared on lap 21. A sound restart attempt allowed Shaffer to battle back by Haudenschild, and that is where he stayed.

Parker Price-Miller also used the evening’s last caution to gain positions in the running order, bouncing ahead from fifth to third by the completion of lap 23.

The first two cautions of the main event appeared on the opening circuit and lap nine, respectively. The caution during the opening green involved seven competitors, ultimately forcing a complete restart.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their two-race tour of the Keystone State with a stop at Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on Sunday, June 3. The $5,000-to-win Roy Morral Classic will headline action at the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile; the first and only appearance by Tony Stewart's All Stars in 2018.

Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. A mandatory All Star meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Roy Morral Classic should visit Bedford Speedway on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Lernerville Speedway - Friday, June 1, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 36 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 13.451 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 13.126 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Tim Shaffer
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Dave Blaney
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Paul McMahan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Dave Blaney
Wix Filters Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Brandon Spithaler
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brandon Spithaler (+8)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 13.126; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.322; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.490; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.546; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.643; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.872; 7. 2-AJ Flick, 13.991; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.359; 9. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr., 15.064

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.564; 2. 51-John Garvin, 13.885; 3. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.990; 4. 8-Jared Zimbardi, 14.158; 5. 29-Scott Barris, 14.245; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger, 14.443; 7. 24-Jeremy Hill, 15.392; 8. 91-Sadie Siegel, 99.120; 9. 23-Darren Pifer, NT

Group (C)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.557; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 13.579; 3. 7KS-Dan Shetler, 13.640; 4. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 13.831; 5. 55-Gary Kriess, 13.881; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 13.898; 7. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.949; 8. 4N-Jim Morris, 14.239; 9. C1-Clay Riney, 14.241

Group (D)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.501; 2. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.538; 3. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.834; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch, 13.895; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus, 13.956; 6. 11-Ryan Smith, 13.973; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.211; 8. 76-David Jones, 14.367; 9. 4K-William Kiley, 15.250

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [7]; 8. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [9]; 9. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 2. 8-Jared Zimbardi [1]; 3. 40-George Hobaugh [2]; 4. 51-John Garvin [3]; 5. 29-Scott Barris [5]; 6. O8-Dan Kuriger [6]; 7. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]; 8. 24-Jeremy Hill [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 3. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 4. D4-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [7]; 6. 7KS-Dan Shetler [2]; 7. 4N-Jim Morris [8]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [5]; 9. C1-Clay Riney [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 11-Ryan Smith [6]; 5. 13M-Brandon Matus [5]; 6. 2L-Sye Lynch [1]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 8. 76-David Jones [8]; 9. 4K-William Kiley [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 98-Carl Bowser [3]; 4. 8-Jared Zimbardi [2]; 5. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 2. 7KS-Dan Shetler [1]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [5]; 4. 2L-Sye Lynch [3]; 5. 4N-Jim Morris [7]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [14]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 8. O8-Dan Kuriger [4]; 9. 76-David Jones [10]; 10. C1-Clay Riney [13]; 11. 91-Sadie Siegel [8]; 12. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. [11]; 13. 24-Jeremy Hill [12]; 14. 4K-William Kiley [15]; 15. 55-Gary Kriess [9]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 7. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 9. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [12]; 10. 51-John Garvin [14]; 11. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 12. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [9]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler [21]; 14. 8-Jared Zimbardi [7]; 15. 13M-Brandon Matus [19]; 16. 35-Tyler Esh [18]; 17. 7K-Cale Conley [17]; 18. 40-George Hobaugh [13]; 19. 29-Scott Barris [20]; 20. 2-AJ Flick [23]; 21. 11-Ryan Smith [16]; 22. D4-Danny Holtgraver [15]; 23. 2L-Sye Lynch [24]; 24. 7KS-Dan Shetler [22] Lap Leaders: Dave Blaney (1-2) Aaron Reutzel (3-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 6/1/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1186
2. Jac Haudenschild - 1158
3. Carson Macedo - 1130
4. Chad Kemenah - 1128
5. Parker Price-Miller - 1114
6. Dave Blaney - 1110
7. Tim Shaffer - 1014
8. Carl Bowser - 1002
9. Cale Conley - 992
10. Brandon Spithaler - 984

 

 

The All Stars are heading back to Pennsylvania: Lernerville and Bedford ahead

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 30, 2018) - After losing each of the events earlier this year to Mother Nature, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will get to try again, ready to invade areas of Western Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania during visits to Lernerville Speedway and Bedford Speedway, respectively. Tony Stewart’s All Stars will takeover Lernerville Speedway on Friday, June 1, followed by a trip to Bedford Speedway for the Roy Morral Classic on Sunday, June 3. Each event will award a $5,000 top prize, the first and only appearances of 2018.

Originally slated for Friday evening, May 4, Lernerville Speedway was forced to postpone the All Star Circuit of Champions visit and utilize their previously scheduled rain date after incoming showers soaked the Sarver-area leaving Lernerville Speedway heavily saturated and unrecoverable.Tony Stewart’s All Stars have made 38 prior appearances at the famed-circuit, most recently invading the Sarver, Pa., 4/10-mile oval on June 2, 2017. Logan Wagner was the victor; his first-ever All Star win at Lernerville Speedway and his first against the Series overall.

Bedford Speedway’s All Star visit was originally scheduled for Sunday, April 15, wrapping up a three-race swing through Central Pennsylvania that also included visits to Williams Grove Speedway and Port Royal Speedway. Unfortunately, cold temperatures and incoming wet weather forced officials to cancel the evening’s program. Lernerville’s decision to utilize the rain date of June 1 opened a window for Bedford Speedway, thus allowing the regional travelers to make their return to the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile.

Bedford Speedway’s history of All Star competition is shorter than Lernerville’s, but just as competitive, hosting the Tony Stewart-owned organization on six occasions, crowning six different winners, most recently crowning “Blackjack” Brian Brown in September of 2017. The victory was Brown’s first-ever All Star triumph at Bedford Speedway, but his second of the weekend, actually winning at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway one night prior.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., will have pit gates open all day on Friday, June 1, but the venue will be emptied at 4 p.m. so that pit passes can be purchased. A mandatory All Star meeting will take shape at 5:45 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Lernerville Speedway live on the Web at www.lernerville.com.

Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 3. A mandatory All Star meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Roy Morral Classic should visit Bedford Speedway on the Web at www.bedfordspeedway.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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

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

 

 

Christopher Bell wins inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park


WAYNESFIELD, Ohio (May 27, 2018) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell put fans on their feet on Sunday night at Waynesfield Raceway Park, utilizing the top and bottom grooves around the high-banked, 1/3-mile oval to master traffic, ultimately battling passed the “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana to earn the inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic triumph against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. The $5,000 victory raised Bell’s career win total to four against Tony Stewart’s All Stars, his first-ever at Waynesfield Raceway Park.

Paul McMahan chased Bell to the final checkers, followed by early race leader, Joey Saldana, six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah, and ninth-starting, Gio Scelzi.

“I hope you guys enjoyed that one because that was a ton of fun to drive,” Christopher Bell said, driver of the Linder’s Speed Equipment/Dough-Si-Dough Shoppe/Fisher Performance/No. 11N. “I’ll tell you what, I think we need to have more sprint car races here at Waynesfield.”

Capitalizing on his outside-front row starting position, Bell commenced his hunt for the top spot early by maintaining the runner-up position at the drop of the green flag. Despite Saldana earning the early advantage from the pole position, Bell never left his tail tank, keeping himself within striking distance for the first five circuits. Bell made his first bid for the top spot on lap six, working his way under the Rudeen Racing entry at the exit of turn four. With Bell immediately stuck behind a cluster of lapped cars at the entrance of turn one, Saldana was able to return the favor and work back around Bell to regain control.

The feature’s only caution halted action on lap 17, thus allowing Bell to restart on the back bumper of Saldana. The fresh start proved to be beneficial for the Chili Bowl Nationals champion, soon working back underneath Saldana on the 21st circuit. Paul McMahan, who battled in the third position the entire distance up until that point, followed Bell around Saldana to take the second spot officially on lap 22.

Heavy traffic came into play shortly thereafter giving McMahan a few opportunities to work underneath Bell. Soon enough, Bell, who was making use of the top and middle grooves primarily, switched lanes and began working the very bottom of the corners, especially in turns three and four. The lane swap was enough to keep all momentum, even dodging a near-mishap with a lapped car to drive on to score the All Star victory over McMahan and Saldana.

“I really don’t know what happened there,” Bell said about the near-tangle with a lapped car. “We got bottled up pretty good. I don’t have a bunch of laps at this place, but I’ve watched a bunch here. There always seems to be a lot of lapped traffic, and this place is really fast. Even when it slicks off like tonight, you’re still scooting around here pretty good. Joey (Saldana) was really good there at the beginning. I knew I was good, too. I just kept tugging on that wing. The lapped cars started running really good on the bottom. They were pulling away from me coming off of four. I figured if they can do it, I can do it. It all worked out.”

“Bob Hampshire is a special guy,” Bell continued. “It’s a real honor to be able to win his race.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will move on down the highway and continue their 2018 campaign with a pair of rescheduled starts in Pennsylvania, kicking-off the month of June with visits to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver and Bedford Speedway in Bedford on Friday and Sunday, June 1 & 3, respectively. The All Stars will visit Lernerville and Bedford only once in 2018, each awarding a $5,000 top prize.

Those seeking additional news and notes should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Waynesfield Raceway Park - Sunday, May 27, 2018:
Inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 37 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Paul McMahan - 10.672 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Paul McMahan - 10.538 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Brady Bacon
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Chad Kemenah
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Cap Henry
JE Pistons Dash #1: Joey Saldana
Wix Filters Dash #2: Christopher Bell
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Mitch Harble
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Christopher Bell
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Aaron Reutzel (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 10.538; 2. 19-Mitch Harble, 10.826; 3. 26-Joey Saldana, 10.844; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 10.882; 5. 21-Spencer Bayston, 10.990; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.004; 7. 5J-Jake Hesson, 11.472; 8. 51-John Garvin, 11.530; 9. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 11.665; 10. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 12.083

Group (B)
1. 99-Brady Bacon, 10.874; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.073; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.090; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 11.183; 5. 57-Dean Jacobs, 11.213; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 11.271; 7. 98-Carl Bowser, 11.595; 8. 22M-Ray Miller, 12.240; 9. 81-Lee Jacobs, 99.000

Group (C)
1. 23-DJ Foos, 10.964; 2. 83X-Cory Eliason, 11.072; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.124; 4. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.236; 5. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 11.664; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 11.925; 7. 83-Adam Cruea, 12.355; 8. 11n-Christopher Bell, 99.270; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 99.280

Group (D)
1. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 10.986; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 10.995; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.099; 4. 4L-Cap Henry, 11.263; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.322; 6. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.366; 7. 11-Dominic Scelzi, 11.618; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 11.710; 9. 19P-Paige Polyak, 11.802

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 21-Spencer Bayston [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [8]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [10]; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [9]; 9. 19-Mitch Harble [3]; 10. 5J-Jake Hesson [7]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 2. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 7. 57-Dean Jacobs [5]; 8. 22M-Ray Miller [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 11N-Christopher Bell [8]; 3. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [5]; 5. 83-Adam Cruea [7]; 6. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 7. 83X-Cory Eliason [3]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [6]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 4. 71X-Gio Scelzi [4]; 5. 11-Dominic Scelzi [7]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [5]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [4]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 19-Mitch Harble [1]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [3]; 3. 83X-Cory Eliason [6]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 51-John Garvin [4]; 6. 57-Dean Jacobs [7]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [9]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [11]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [13]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [2]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 12. 5J-Jake Hesson [14]; 13. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [10]

A-Main (35 Laps)
1. 11N-Christopher Bell [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi [9]; 6. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [11]; 8. 3G-Carson Macedo [12]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [15]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10]; 11. 91-Cale Thomas [14]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [13]; 13. 22C-Cole Duncan [21]; 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel [25]; 15. 21-Spencer Bayston [17]; 16. 4L-Cap Henry [6]; 17. 9M-Jordan Ryan [16]; 18. 22B-Ryan Broughton [8]; 19. 83X-Cory Eliason [22]; 20. 22-Brandon Spithaler [24]; 21. 98-Carl Bowser [23]; 22. 35-Tyler Esh [26]; 23. 11-Dominic Scelzi [19]; 24. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 25. 83-Adam Cruea [18]; 26. 19-Mitch Harble [20] Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana (1-5) Christopher Bell (6) Joey Saldana (7-20) Christopher Bell (21-35)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 5/27/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 1036
2. Jac Haudenschild - 1020
3. Carson Macedo - 988
4. Chad Kemenah - 988
5. Dave Blaney - 974
6. Parker Price-Miller - 970
7. Cale Conley - 876
8. Carl Bowser - 874
9. Tim Shaffer - 868
10. Brandon Spithaler - 860

 

 

Mother Nature wins at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (May 26, 2018) - A strong band of thunderstorms appearing just before hot laps forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Wayne County Speedway officials to cancel Saturday evening’s visit. The storm system rolled into Orrville, Ohio, just before 7 p.m. leaving Wayne County Speedway heavily saturated.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their holiday tour of Ohio with an appearance at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Sunday, May 27. Honoring one of the sport’s great car owners and engine builders, the inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic will headline action at the 1/3-mile oval; the first of two All Star appearances at Waynesfield in 2018.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the Bob Hampshire Classic should visit Waynesfield Raceway Park live on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.


 

 

Cale Thomas passes Joey Saldana late to earn first-ever All Star victory

ATTICA, Ohio (May 25, 2018) - Fairland, Indiana’s Cale Thomas officially etched his name in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 history book on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, utilizing a late-race restart to drive by race-long leader, Joey Saldana, to capture his first-ever All Star main event victory, as well as a $5,000 top prize.

Thomas, who battled in the runner-up position the entire distance before taking over the top spot, made his winning move with just 11 circuits remaining, actually driving underneath Saldana at the exit of turn four to officially lead lap 30. A caution involving second row starter, Brady Bacon, on lap 29 set-up the winning move with Thomas ultimately chasing Saldana to complete lap 29 just before slingshotting under his fellow Indiana native the following circuit. From that point forward, it was all Thomas, eventually pulling away to a comfortable advantage over the “Brownsburg Bullet.”

“I did my best Byron Reed impression tonight. I knew Joey [Saldana] was running the bottom of turns one and two and the top of turns three and four, so I knew I had to go somewhere where he wasn’t,” Cale Thomas explained, driver of the Engler Machine & Tool No. 91. “I got under Saldana coming off of four just after that last restart. He tried to come down and block me, but I knew I didn’t want to give the spot up. I gave him a little tap so he knew I was there hoping it would move him up the track and it worked. I don’t like driving like that, but that part of the track was open and I had to take it. I knew I was faster on that restart.”

Joey Saldana held on to finish second after leading the first 29 circuits.

“Actually, I was struggling during all of the restarts tonight,” Saldana said, who had to endure five cautions during the 40-lap program, one of which resulting in red flag conditions. “Every restart Cale would get a really good run on me. It took me about a lap or three-quarters of a lap to get the tires back underneath me. Regardless, hats off to those guys. I know how special it is to win your first race, especially an All Star race. It’s a feeling that never goes away. It’s hard to win one of these races. Congratulations to them.”

In impressive fashion, twelfth row starter, Lee Jacobs, finished third during the evening’s All Star main event, making his first appearance in a podium position on lap 34, ultimately overpowering Lemoore, California’s Carson Macedo to take the spot permanently on lap 36 . Jacobs’ charge from 23rd to finish third was enough to earn the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.

“Hats off to Rex LeJeune, the All Stars, and the entire Attica staff tonight,” Lee Jacobs said, driver the of 1881 Motorsports/Simcox Grinding & Steel/No. 81 sprint car. “You could race all over this track tonight; top, bottom, middle. I wish we would have started a little closer toward the front. I think we had the car to beat the last 10 laps or so.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their holiday weekend tour of the Buckeye State with a stop at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, May 26. Like Attica Raceway Park, Tony Stewart’s All Stars will battle for a $5,000 top prize at “Orrville’s Historic Oval,” the second of four stops on the season.

The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer is the most recent winner during All Star competition at Wayne County Speedway, charging ahead from the outside of row four to do so. The $5,000 victory was Shaffer’s second of the season during All Star competition, also claiming top honors at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., on February 2.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5 p.m followed by hot laps at 5:50 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, May 25, 2018:
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Parker Price-Miller - 12.647 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 12.587 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Craig Mintz
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Stuart Brubaker
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Joey Saldana
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Brady Bacon
Ford Performance Heat #5: Paul McMahan
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Jordan Ryan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Joey Saldana
Wix Filters Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Jac Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cale Thomas
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Lee Jacobs (+20)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 5R-Byron Reed, 12.610; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.628; 3. 4L-Cap Henry, 12.637; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.668; 5. 16-Chris Andrews, 12.780; 6. 7-Shawn Valenti, 12.792; 7. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.099; 8. 71h-Ryan Ruhl, 13.215; 9. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.351

Group (B)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.587; 2. 23-DJ Foos, 12.693; 3. 91-Cale Thomas, 12.710; 4. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.784; 5. 83-Cory Eliason, 12.872; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.886; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.911; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.069; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.464

Group ( C )
1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.590; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.694; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi, 12.709; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, 12.837; 5. 45L-Brian Lay, 13.336; 6. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.347; 7. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.529; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.685; 9. 51-John Garvin, 14.493

Group (D)
1. 99-Brady Bacon, 13.083; 2. 11-Dominic Scelzi, 13.097; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.225; 4. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.276; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.391; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.642; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 14.211; 8. 22M-Dan McCarron, 14.725

Group (E)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.734; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.034; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.072; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.378; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.618; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.517; 7. 23B-Chase Baker, 14.693; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.802

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 11N-Craig Mintz [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 3. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 4. 5R-Byron Reed [4]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [5]; 6. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 7. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 8. 22B-Ryan Broughton [9]; 9. 7-Shawn Valenti [6]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [1]; 2. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]; 9. 8J-Jess Stiger [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 71X-Gio Scelzi [2]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 5. 68G-Tyler Gunn [6]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [7]; 7. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [8]; 8. 45L-Brian Lay [5]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 2. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 11-Dominic Scelzi [3]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs [6]; 7. 22M-Dan McCarron [8]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 5. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 8. 23B-Chase Baker [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [2]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 6. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 2. 99-Brady Bacon [1]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 6. 5T-Travis Philo [2]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9M-Jordan Ryan [1]; 2. 45L-Brian Lay [2]; 3. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 4. 71-Ayrton Olsen [4]; 5. 23B-Chase Baker [5]; 6. 22B-Ryan Broughton [3]; 7. 7-Shawn Valenti [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [6]; 4. 83-Cory Eliason [4]; 5. 3J-Trey Jacobs [10]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [9]; 7. 16-Chris Andrews [3]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [16]; 9. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 10. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [14]; 11. 68G-Tyler Gunn [5]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [11]; 13. 98-Carl Bowser [12]; 14. 22M-Dan McCarron [15]; 15. 20I-Kesley Ivy [7]; 16. 71H-Ryan Ruhl [8]; 17. 45L-Brian Lay [17]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [23]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 71X-Gio Scelzi [15]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [10]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. 11N-Craig Mintz [5]; 9. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [11]; 10. 4L-Cap Henry [13]; 11. 83-Cory Eliason [24]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [16]; 13. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 14. 98-Carl Bowser [25]; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller [22]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [17]; 17. 3-Jac Haudenschild [21]; 18. 35-Tyler Esh [20]; 19. 99-Brady Bacon [4]; 20. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 21. 70-Dave Blaney [8]; 22. 5T-Travis Philo [12]; 23. 11-Dominic Scelzi [19]; 24. 23-DJ Foos [14]; 25. 10H-Chad Kemenah [18] Lap Leaders: Joey Saldana (1-29) Cale Thomas (30-40)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 5/25/2018)
1. Aaron Reutzel - 812
2. Jac Haudenschild - 782
3. Parker Price-Miller - 766
4. Carson Macedo - 752
5. Chad Kemenah - 744
6. Dave Blaney - 740
7. Tim Shaffer - 738
8. John Garvin - 684
9. Carl Bowser - 664
10. Cale Conley - 648

 

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will highlight Memorial Day weekend with Ohio tripleheader

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 23, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will end the month of May with an action-packed tripleheader in the Buckeye State, set to invade Attica Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, and Waynesfield Raceway Park on Friday through Sunday, May 25-27, respectively.

With wet weather interfering with recent action in Wisconsin, Tony Stewart’s All Stars look forward to wrapping up the month of May with a trio of $5,000-to-win main events, a perfect transition into their June schedule that includes 16 programs across five states.

Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway each have hosted the All Star Circuit of Champions on one occasion thus far in 2018. Occurring on back-to-back evenings, Tony Stewart’s All Stars invaded the Attica highbanks for the Core & Main Spring Nationals on Friday, April 20, followed by a stop at Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, April 21. A pair of names certainly synonymous with sprint car competition earned the $5,000 victories; the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild earned the top prize at Attica, followed by an impressive performance by the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer at Wayne County. Shaffer owns two All Star victories on the season.

Waynesfield Raceway Park, arguably one of the most competitive ovals on the circuit, will host the traveling All Stars for the first time of 2018 during the upcoming holiday weekend, honoring Hall of Fame car owner and engine builder, Bob Hampshire, with the Bob Hampshire Classic on Sunday, May 27. The open wheel doubleheader, with the All Stars sharing the evening stage with the NRA Sprint Invaders, will not only feature all of Tony Stewart’s All Stars, but also a handful of outside of invaders including rising NASCAR star, Christopher Bell, who will do double-duty during the Bob Hampshire Classic program.

Entering the weekend as the most recent All Star main event winner (Sharon Speedway on May 5), Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Attica Raceway Park on Friday evening, now on top of the Series driver standings by ten markers over Attica Spring Nationals winner, Jac Haudenschild. The pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 entry owns four top-ten finishes in five point-earning starts so far this season, two of which occurring inside the top-five.

Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller will enter the Ohio triple third in the All Star driver championship chase, trailing the top spot by a mere-30 points. Six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, will enter the weekend fourth in the driver standings, followed by the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney.

Attica Raceway Park will open gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25. Racing is set to begin at 7:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Attica Raceway Park live on the Web at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway will open gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional information should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Waynesfield Raceway Park will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. Main gates will open at 5 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Racing is scheduled to hit the speedway at 7 p.m., sharp. Additional news and notes can be found on the Web at www.waynesfieldmotorsportspark.com.

 

 

Overnight rain forces All Star/IRA Challenge event at Angell Park Speedway to be postponed until July 26

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (May 20th, 2018) - Overnight rain mixed with an already saturated facility forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series officials to postpone Sunday’s All Star/IRA Challenge event at Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., until Thursday, July 26. Angell Park Speedway will now kick-off a four-race swing for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 that will also include visits to Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex, Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway, and 34 (Iowa) Raceway on Thursday through Sunday, July 26-29, respectively. More information on these events will be published in the near-future.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now look ahead and begin preparations for a three-day, Memorial Day weekend sweep through the Buckeye State that will include visits to Attica Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway, and Waynesfield Raceway Park on Friday through Sunday, May 25-27, respectively.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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Rain ends Plymouth Dirt Track visit just before main event

PLYMOUTH, Wis. (May 19, 2018) - A system of rain showers soaking the Plymouth Dirt Track surface just before the evening’s 40-lap main event forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and Bumper to Bumper IRA Outlaw Sprint Series officials to cancel the remaining portion of the All Star/IRA Challenge program. Track workers desperately attempted to rework the racing surface, but precipitation returned shortly thereafter. With all but the A-main contested, the visit to Plymouth Dirt Track is considered complete.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their weekend sweep through the Badger State with a visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wis., on Sunday, May 20. Like Plymouth Dirt Track, the best of the best of the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series will also be on hand at Angell Park, working to defend home territory against Tony Stewart’s invading All Stars. The first-ever, complete event at Angell Park, considering the first visit in 2017 was cancelled just after qualifying time trials, will award a $5,000 top prize.

MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Angell Park Speedway on Sunday, May 20. The Angell Park program, one of eight All Star events on the 2018 MAVTV schedule, will be broadcast via tape-delay on September 9. The event will air twice during its scheduled replay date; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Available in over 30 million households through multiple video providers including DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Optimum, Suddenlink, Frontier Communications, Comcast Xfinity, and CenturyLink, fans tuning into MAVTV for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions broadcasts will be welcomed by host, Dave Reiff, color commentator, Brad Doty, and pit reporter, Dave Argabright. Arctic Cat All Star owner, Tony Stewart, will also be featured during select MAVTV broadcasts as a color commentator.

Contingency Awards/Results: Plymouth Dirt Track - Saturday, May 19, 2018: EMi Driver’s Meeting: 47 entries Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 11.571 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Carl Bowser All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brandon McMullen Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Scotty Thiel Ford Performance Heat #5: Chad Kemenah Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Matt Vandervere JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Aaron Reutzel Classic Ink USA B-Main: Ben Schmidt

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 25-Jake Blackhurst, 11.655; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 11.843; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.112; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 12.196; 5. 10V-Matt Vandervere, 12.214; 6. 14F-Jimmy Fifield, 12.926; 7. 65-Austin DeBlauw, 12.932; 8. 45-Matt Wiese, 13.547; 9. 12-Mike Decker, 13.963; 10. 5J-Jeremy Schultz, 99.910

Group (B) 1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.825; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 11.854; 3. 4B-Scott Biertzer, 12.242; 4. 19-Todd Daun, 12.281; 5. 53W-Bill Wirth, 12.316; 6. 7-Scott Uttech, 12.601; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz, 12.682; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski, 12.908; 9. 29-Hunter Custer, NT; 10. 22K-Todd King, NT

Group ( C ) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 11.571; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.661; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.760; 4. 10W-Brandon McMullen, 11.967; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.095; 6. 23-Russel Borland, 12.234; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan, 12.447; 8. 18-Keith Fellner, 12.567; 9. 43-Jereme Schroeder, 12.649

Group (D) 1. 73-Ben Schmidt, 11.674; 2. 26-Joey Saldana, 11.792; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel, 11.849; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer, 11.908; 5. 5X-Justin Peck, 11.966; 6. 17B-Bill Balog, 11.983; 7. 2W-Scotty Neitzel, 12.205; 8. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski, 12.208; 9. 95-Kenjay Fiedler, 12.345

Group (E) 1. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.602; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.779; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.802; 4. 11-Max McGhee, 12.023; 5. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.025; 6. O2-Mike Reinke, 12.045; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.124; 8. 51-John Garvin, 12.192; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.279

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [4]; 5. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [10]; 6. 65-Austin DeBlauw [7]; 7. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [6]; 8. 45-Matt Wiese [8]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [5]; 10. 12-Mike Decker [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 19-Todd Daun [1]; 4. 4B-Scott Biertzer [2]; 5. 53W-Bill Wirth [5]; 6. 7-Scott Uttech [6]; 7. 4K-Kris Spitz [7]; 8. 63-Nick Matuszewski [8]; 9. 29-Hunter Custer [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10W-Brandon McMullen [1]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 6. 23-Russel Borland [6]; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan [7]; 8. 43-Jereme Schroeder [9]; 9. 18-Keith Fellner [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 64-Scotty Thiel [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [3]; 3. 5X-Justin Peck [5]; 4. 85M-Steve Meyer [1]; 5. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [7]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [6]; 7. 73-Ben Schmidt [4]; 8. 95-Kenjay Fiedler [9]; 9. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 6. O2-Mike Reinke [6]; 7. 11-Max McGhee [1]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]; 9. 51-John Garvin [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [2]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [6]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 64-Scotty Thiel [4]; 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst [3]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 6. 10W-Brandon McMullen [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 10V-Matt Vandervere [8]; 2. 43-Jereme Schroeder [3]; 3. 14AJ-Wayne Modjeski [7]; 4. 18-Keith Fellner [9]; 5. 29-Hunter Custer [10]; 6. 63-Nick Matuszewski [4]; 7. 45-Matt Wiese [5]; 8. 12-Mike Decker [11]; 9. 95-Kenjay Fiedler [2]; 10. 51-John Garvin [6]; 11. 71-Ayrton Olsen [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 73-Ben Schmidt [1]; 2. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [6]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 5. 17B-Bill Balog [7]; 6. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [4]; 7. 11D-Joey Moughan [13]; 8. 7-Scott Uttech [10]; 9. 10V-Matt Vandervere [16]; 10. 43-Jereme Schroeder [17]; 11. 4K-Kris Spitz [14]; 12. 14F-Jimmy Fifield [15]; 13. O2-Mike Reinke [8]; 14. 11-Max McGhee [12]; 15. 23-Russel Borland [9]; 16. 65-Austin DeBlauw [11]; 17. 53W-Bill Wirth [5]

 

 

All Star Circuit of Champions will challenge IRA Outlaw Sprint Series during Wisconsin doubleheader

Events to be broadcast via MAVTV Motorsports Network in September

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 16, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will invade the Badger State for the first and only time in 2018 during the upcoming weekend, set to challenge the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series for a pair of $5,000 top prizes on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. The IRA/All Star Challenge doubleheader will ignite on Saturday evening at the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, followed by a visit to Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie.

The Wisconsin road trip will help kick-off a busy nine-day segment of the 2018 All Star schedule that includes five events at five tracks in two states, concluding with the inaugural Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield (Ohio) Raceway Park on Sunday, May 27.

Despite logging countless miles throughout the state of Wisconsin, sanctioning 20 events throughout a 30-year span, Tony Stewart’s All Stars have made only one prior visit to the Plymouth Dirt Track at Sheboygan County Fairgrounds, that occurring in 1995 when Kevin Huntley took home top honors.

Although making a quick stop at the Sun Prairie oval in 2017, the upcoming weekend visit to Angell Park Speedway will be a first-ever for the All Star Circuit of Champions. The 2017 appearance was cut short due to rain just after qualifying time trials.

Entering the weekend fresh off of an All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway on May 5, Clute, Texas’ Aaron Reutzel will lead the All Star charge into Plymouth Dirt Track on Saturday afternoon, now on top of the Series driver standings by ten markers over Attica Spring Nationals winner, Jac Haudenschild. The pilot of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports, No. 87 entry owns four top-ten finishes in five point-earning starts so far this season, two of which occurring inside the top-five.

Kokomo, Indiana’s Parker Price-Miller will enter the Wisconsin doubleheader third in the All Star driver championship chase, trailing the top spot by a mere 30 points. Six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, will enter the weekend fourth in the driver standings, followed by the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney.

IRA Outlaw Sprint Series competitors expected to challenge Tony Stewart’s All Stars during the upcoming weekend include current Series point leader, Scott Thiel, recent Series feature winners, Steve Meyer and Matt VanderVere, as well as a multitude of Series full-timers including Jack Blackhurst, Jeremy Schultz, and Bed Schmidt.

In addition, All Star Circuit of Champions owner, Tony Stewart, is expected to join in on the action at Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway, as well as former Chili Bowl Nationals champion, Rico Abreu.

Adding extra hype to the Wisconsin doubleheader, MAVTV Motorsports Network, the official television partner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, will be on hand to capture all of the action from Plymouth Dirt Track and Angell Park Speedway. The pair of programs, two of eight All Star events on the 2018 MAVTV schedule, will be broadcast via tape-delay on September 2 and September 9, respectively. Each event will air twice during its scheduled replay date; 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.

Available in over 30 million households through multiple video providers including DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Optimum, Suddenlink, Frontier Communications, Comcast Xfinity, and CenturyLink, fans tuning into MAVTV for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions broadcasts will be welcomed by host, Dave Reiff, color commentator, Brad Doty, and pit reporter, Dave Argabright. Arctic Cat All Star owner, Tony Stewart, will also be featured during select MAVTV broadcasts as a color commentator.

About MAVTV: MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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

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

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All Star schedule update: Lernerville and Bedford to fill first weekend of June

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 8, 2018) - In addition to the rescheduled Lernerville Speedway appearance set for Friday, June 1, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will also visit Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., for the Roy Morral Classic on Sunday, June 3. The All Stars were scheduled to make their first and only appearance at the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile on Sunday, April 15, but unseasonably cold temperatures and wet weather forced an early cancellation.

The All Star Circuit of Champions visit to Lernerville Speedway on Friday, May 4, was cut short right before hot laps. A line of severe weather invaded most of Western Pennsylvania just before 6 p.m. leaving the track surface, as well as the surrounding facilities, heavily saturated. Officials were left with no choice but to utilize the previously scheduled rain date of Friday, June 1.

Each of the rescheduled programs will award a $5,000 top prize.

For those who purchased pit passes at Lernerville Speedway on May 4, they will be honored on Friday, June 1. If you would like a refund on the purchased pit passes, please send them to Lernerville Speedway at 313 N. Pike Road, Sarver, PA, 16055.

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the upcoming All Star events at Lernerville Speedway and Bedford Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.bedfordspeedway.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

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

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

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

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Aaron Reutzel claims inaugural Buckeye Cup at Sharon Speedway for first-ever All Star victory

HARTFORD, Ohio (May 5, 2018) - Although close during recent competition, finishing second to Lance Dewease during the annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway, Clute, Texas' Aaron Reutzel was never an All Star Circuit of Champions winner. That statistic changed Saturday evening as Reutzel dominated main event competition at Sharon Speedway to claim the inaugural “Buckeye Cup,” ultimately leading all 30 circuits around the Hartford, 3/8-mile oval to earn the $5,000 payday, as well as a first-ever Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory.

In addition, the “Buckeye Cup” triumph propelled Reutzel to the top of the All Star Circuit of Champions driver standings, now holding a ten-point advantage over the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild.

Fourth-starting Carson Macedo chased Reutzel to the final checkers, followed by Jac Haudenschild, Parker Price-Miller, and Tony Stewart.

“I could see my crew guy in turn one telling me that I had a huge lead. I've never laughed racing, but to see that big guy motion to me that I was clear was pretty funny,” Aaron Reutzel said, driver of the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports/Folkens Brothers Trucking/No. 87 sprint car. “We've been close with the All Stars a few times, so to get a win now kinda puts some stress behind us. Now we have the rest of the year to enjoy and try to win more.”

Starting from the pole position by way of dash victory, Reutzel's campaign at the front of the field was only put to the test once. A caution on lap six, followed by red flag conditions as the result of a multi-car incident on the ensuing restart, forced the field to be bunched back together. Despite being tailed during the single-file restart by Lemoore, California's Carson Macedo, and three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, Reutzel never faltered, wasting little time returning to a commanding lead that increased to nearly three seconds by lap ten.

Even during periods of heavy traffic, which came into play as early as lap 11, Reutzel maintained complete control, utilizing the ultra-thin cushion that lined the very outer rim of the speedway. Reutzel's lead increased to nearly six seconds by lap 25, eventually crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equalling 5.3 seconds.

Despite Reutzel's commanding performance at the front of the field, plenty of action was unfolding behind for former ASCS national champion that included an impressive hard charge by Jac Haudenschild to finish third after starting 16th. Kokomo, Indiana's Parker Price-Miller was also making moves during the 30-lapper, battling ahead ten positions to earn his second top-five performance of the 2018 season against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“We are having a lot of fun right now. To be fast like this right out of the box is unbelievable,” Reutzel continued. “We put this team together on December 20th. When you surround yourself with great people like I do, anything is possible. Things are going great right now. I'm pretty blessed to be in this spot.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will take a weekend off before returning to competition on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, with a pair of visits in the Badger State. Invading Plymouth Dirt Track-Sheybogan County Fairgrounds and Angell Park Speedway, respectively, the All Star Circuit of Champions will challenge the IRA Outlaw Sprint Series during their weekend tour of Wisconsin; the first and only Wisconsin visit for Tony Stewart's All Stars in 2018.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the upcoming starts in the Badger State should visit each facility live on the Web at http://www.plymouthdtr.com/ and http://www.angellparkspeedway.net/.

On a special note, in addition to the rescheduled Lernerville Speedway appearance set for Friday, June 1, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will also visit Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., on Sunday, June 3. The All Stars were scheduled to make their first and only appearance at the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile on Sunday, April 15, but unseasonably cold temperatures and wet weather forced an early cancellation.

Contingency Awards/Results: Sharon Speedway - Saturday, May 5, 2018: Event: Inaugural Buckeye Cup EMi Driver's Meeting: 43 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Chad Kemenah - 13.692 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 14.051 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Brandon Spithaler All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carl Bowser Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Aaron Reutzel Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tony Stewart Ford Performance Heat #5: George Hobaugh Elliott's Custom Trailers and Carts C-main: Gary Kriess, Jr. JE Pistons Dash #1: Aaron Reutzel Wix Filters Dash #2: Carl Bowser Classic Ink USA B-Main: Travis Philo Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Jac Haudenschild (+13) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.0511; 2. 51-John Garvin, 14.4781; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.5986; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.8397; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 14.8824; 6. 2-AJ Flick, 14.9228; 7. 4N-Jim Morris, 15.1886; 8. 38-Dennis Wagner, 15.407; 9. 23-Darren Pifer, 15.6634

Group (B) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.0716; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.3033; 3. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.5733; 4. 17b-Josh Baughman, 14.7291; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 15.1652; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 15.3302; 7. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.6546; 8. 76-David Jones, 99.13; 9. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 99.18

Group ( C ) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.5947; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.6123; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.6882; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.7219; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.8804; 6. 11-Max McGhee, 14.8887; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 15.2867; 8. 13M-Brandon Matus, 15.4439; 9. 33-Brent Matus, 15.5985

Group (D) 1. 29-Dan Shetler, 14.7375; 2. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.9106; 3. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 14.9139; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.9545; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 15.0542; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 15.7017; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr., 16.1392; 8. 55-Gary Kriess, 17.4888

Group (E) 1. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.6465; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.8987; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.9662; 4. 40-George Hobaugh, 15.024; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 15.2012; 6. 2L-Sye Lynch, 15.3066; 7. 4W-Eric Williams, 15.897; 8. 34M-Michael Marano II, 99.43

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 51-John Garvin [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 5. D4-Danny Holtgraver [5]; 6. 38-Dennis Wagner [8]; 7. 2-AJ Flick [6]; 8. 4N-Jim Morris [7]; 9. 23-Darren Pifer [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 2. 17B-Josh Baughman [1]; 3. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen [6]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [7]; 8. 76-David Jones [8]; 9. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [9]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2]; 2. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]; 5. 11-Max McGhee [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 9. 13M-Brandon Matus [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 2. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [2]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 4. 29-Dan Shetler [4]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [3]; 6. 126-Bryan Salisbury [6]; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr. [7]; 8. 55-Gary Kriess [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 40-George Hobaugh [1]; 2. 2L-Sye Lynch [6]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [4]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 7. 4W-Eric Williams [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 17B-Josh Baughman [3]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 5. 51-John Garvin [4]; 6. 40-George Hobaugh [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 3. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 5. 2L-Sye Lynch [4]; 6. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 55-Gary Kriess [3]; 2. 4N-Jim Morris [1]; 3. 33-Brent Matus [2]; 4. 23-Darren Pifer [6]; 5. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau [7]; 6. 13M-Brandon Matus [5]; 7. 76-David Jones [4]; 8. 34M-Michael Marano II [8]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. D4-Danny Holtgraver [3]; 3. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 4. 11-Max McGhee [4]; 5. 81-Lee Jacobs [7]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [8]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 10. 46-Michael Bauer [13]; 11. 38-Dennis Wagner [10]; 12. 126-Bryan Salisbury [11]; 13. 55-Gary Kriess [16]; 14. 4W-Eric Williams [14]; 15. 4N-Jim Morris [17]; 16. 2-AJ Flick [12]; 17. 1R-Gale Ruth Jr. [15]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [16]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [14]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [3]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [6]; 7. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15]; 8. 24-Rico Abreu [8]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [2]; 10. 70-Dave Blaney [17]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [11]; 12. 13-Paul McMahan [20]; 13. D4-Danny Holtgraver [22]; 14. 45-Trevor Baker [21]; 15. 11-Max McGhee [24]; 16. 29-Dan Shetler [19]; 17. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi [12]; 18. 2L-Sye Lynch [10]; 19. 5T-Travis Philo [23]; 20. 10H-Chad Kemenah [7]; 21. 7K-Cale Conley [25]; 22. 17-Caleb Helms [26]; 23. 17B-Josh Baughman [5]; 24. 51-John Garvin [9]; 25. 22C-Cole Duncan [13]; 26. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [18] Lap Leaders: Aaron Reutzel (1-30)

2018 All Star Circuit of Champions Driver Standings: (as of 5/5/2018) 1. Aaron Reutzel - 676 2. Jac Haudenschild - 666 3. Parker Price-Miller - 646 4. Chad Kemenah - 642 5. Dave Blaney - 632 6. Paul McMahan/Sebetto - 622 7. Tim Shaffer - 612 8. Carson Macedo - 610 9. Cale Conley - 558 10. Caleb Helms - 550

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat: For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Heavy rain forces All Stars to postpone Lernerville Speedway appearance until Friday, June 1

SARVER, Pa. (May 4, 2018) - A strong band of thunderstorms appearing just before hot laps forced Arctic Cat All Star presented by Mobil 1 and Lernerville Speedway officials to postpone Friday's appearance until Friday, June 1. The storm system rolled into Sarver, Pa, just after 6 p.m. leaving Lernerville Speedway heavily saturated.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now turn their focus north and visit Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 5. The inaugural “Buckeye Cup,” the first of three Arctic Cat All Star presented by Mobil 1 appearances at Sharon Speedway in 2018, will award a $5,000 top prize, officially kicking-off a busy month of May that includes six events in two states.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Like Lernerville, a mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat: For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1 will kick-off month of May with visits to Lernerville and Sharon

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (May 2, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will kick-off the month of May with visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, respectively. The All Star double will launch a May campaign comprised of seven events in three states, all concluding with a Memorial Day weekend tripleheader in the Buckeye State. The events at Lernerville and Sharon will each award a $5,000 top prize.

The Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1 will make just one appearance at the famed Lernerville Speedway during the 2018 season, most recently visiting the historic, Sarver-based, 4/10-mile oval on June 2, 2017. Harrisonville, Pennsylvania's Logan Wagner earned the trip to All Star victory lane, bettering former Lernerville Speedway champion, Danny Holtgraver, and six-time All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, at the finish. It was Wagner's first-ever triumph over Tony Stewart's All Stars, earning $5,000 for his efforts.

Including the upcoming visit on Saturday, May 5, Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will host the Arctic Cat All Stars presented by Mobil 1 on three occasions in 2018; once more during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket and again in early July for the 10th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial. A home to All Star Circuit of Champions competition since the Series hit the road for the first time in 1970, Sharon Speedway has hosted the traveling All Stars on 100 separate occasions, reaching the triple-digit mark officially during the 9th Annual Lou Blaney Memorial when rising NASCAR star, Christopher Bell, visited victory lane. It was Bell's first-ever All Star win at Sharon Speedway and one of three with the Series all-time.

Six-time and defending Series champion, Chad Kemenah, will lead the All Star charge into Western Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon. A 34-time winner with the Series, the driver of the Hunter Racing entry owns a combined five victories between Lernerville and Sharon, but it has been nearly 13 years since Kemenah last stood in either victory lane.

“I like Lernerville and Sharon a lot. They both seem to get better as the night goes on. They each really widen out, and if you have a good car, you are able to move around quite a bit,” Chad Kemenah explained, who owns one All Star victory thus far in 2018. “With the amount of talent that we have on the tour this year, you really have to be on your a-game every night. Starting positions are so critical. You have to take advantage of good starting positions and maintain those positions. We are going to treat this weekend like any other weekend and work towards getting to the front. We'll take podiums, too, but winning more is the ultimate goal.”

Coming off a runner-up performance during the inaugural Sprint Car World Championship at Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway, Aaron Reutzel will move into the weekend second in the driver championship chase. On top of the standings at one point in 2018, the Clute, Texas, native trails Kemenah by just six markers.

Recent Core & Main Spring Nationals winner at Attica Raceway Park, Wooster, Ohio's Jac Haudenschild is third in the current All Star championship standings, followed by Kokomo, Indiana's Parker Price-Miller and the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney. Currently, only 30 points separate the top-five in the All Star title chase.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional information should visit Lernerville Speedway live on the Web at www.lernerville.com. If needed, Lernerville Speedway will utilize a rain date set for Friday, June 1.

Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, will open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. Like Lernerville, a mandatory All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 5:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 6 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Sharon Speedway live on the Web at www.sharonspeedway.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Tim Shaffer hard charges to a $5,000 payday at Wayne County Speedway

ORRVILLE, Ohio (April 21, 2018) - For the first time during his illustrious career, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner at Wayne County Speedway. The Aliquippa, Pa., native, who bumped his career win total to 62 during All Star competition, earned his $5,000 payday in fantastic fashion, battling forward from the outside of row four to track down race-long leader, Chad Kemenah, with just nine circuits remaining. Shaffer's performance, his second All Star victory of the 2018 season, also earned him the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions.

All Star main event pole-sitter, Carson Macedo, who also worked around Kemenah during the later laps of the 30-lap program, finished second at “Orrville's Historic Oval,” followed by Chad Kemenah, Parker Price-Miller, and Spencer Bayston.

“That was a blast tonight. What a car we had,” Tim Shaffer said in Wayne County Speedway victory lane. “Cody Jacobs gave me a great car here tonight. We wanted this one bad. We always seemed to struggle when we came here, but tonight was different. We started eighth, but just kept on going.”

Shaffer's march to the front started immediately, advancing into a top-five position early and knocking on the door for a podium spot just before the main event's first and only caution appeared on lap 11. The single-file restart was just the ticket for the driver of the Demyan-Rudzik Racing/Rudzik Excavating/No. 49X sprint car, moving around Parker Price-Miller for third by the completion of lap 11, then overtaking Carson Macedo for second on lap 12.

In the meantime, Hunter Racing's Chad Kemenah, who led from the drop of the green flag, was beginning to gain a slight advantage over Shaffer. The six-time and defending All Star champion found himself in heavy traffic by lap 17 which gave Shaffer the opportunity he needed to close the gap. By lap 20, Shaffer was within striking distance, making his first official bid for the top spot on lap 22 with a textbook slider through turns three and four. The bid for the lead worked, solidifying Shaffer's position at the top of the running order.

Just two circuits later, Macedo was also able to work by Chad Kemenah, now setting his aim for the “Steel City Outlaw.” Although closing the gap to just over one second, Macedo's hourglass ran empty, crossing under the final checkers 1.28 seconds behind the Demyan-Rudzik Racing entry.

“On that restart, I tried to go to the top and that is when [Tim Shaffer] got by us,” Macedo said, driver of the Lucas Oil/Slade Shock Technology/Tarlton & Sons/No. 3G sprint car. “I thought I was maybe going to have something for him at the end, but hats off to those guys. They did a really good job here tonight.”

“I just had to be patient,” Shaffer explained. “I was really racing hard, but I wanted to give myself a chance to win. I just had to be careful with the lapped cars that were starting to stack up in front of me. We just had to nail down smart laps and be there at the end. It feels good to beat these guys here tonight.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will have one weekend off before returning to competition on Friday and Saturday, May 4-5, with a pair of programs in Western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Tony Stewart's All Stars will invade the historic Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., on Friday, May 4, followed by a visit to the state-of-the-art Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, on Saturday, May 5. Each program will award a $5,000 top prize.

Additional news and information regarding the upcoming visits to Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway will be posted in the near future. For now, fans are encouraged to visit Lernerville Speedway and Sharon Speedway on the Web at www.lernerville.com and www.sharonspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Wayne County Speedway - Saturday, April 21, 2018: 2018 Wayne County Speedway Opener EMi Driver's Meeting: 32 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Aaron Reutzel - 14.461 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Spencer Bayston - 13.808 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Carl Bowser All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Carson Macedo Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Bryan Sebetto Mobil 1 Heat #4: Parker Price-Miller JE Pistons Dash #1: Carson Macedo Wix Filters Dash #2: Chad Kemenah Classic Ink USA B-Main: Tyler Esh Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Tim Shaffer MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Tim Shaffer (+7) (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 14.039; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.488; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs, 14.548; 4. 98-Carl Bowser, 14.618; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 14.6236; 6. 17-Cole Duncan, 14.809; 7. 23-Nick Patterson, 14.841; 8. D12-Jason Dolick, 14.882

Group (B) 1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 14.0387; 2. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 14.114; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 14.213; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo, 14.258; 5. 51-John Garvin, 14.816; 6. 11-Max McGhee, 14.822; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 14.901; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 14.959

Group ( C ) 1. 13-Bryan Sebetto, 14.414; 2. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr., 14.624; 3. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 14.631; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 14.685; 5. 19-Mitch Harble, 14.96; 6. 46-Michael Bauer, 15.065; 7. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 15.104; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw, ---

Group (D) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.808; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 14.173; 3. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.444; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.515; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 14.594; 6. 35-Tyler Esh, 14.608; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild, 14.66; 8. 23B-Chase Baker, 15.323

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 98-Carl Bowser [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [2]; 3. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 4. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 17-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 23-Nick Patterson [7]; 8. D12-Jason Dolick [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 51-John Garvin [5]; 6. 11-Max McGhee [6]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Bryan Sebetto [4]; 2. 1080-Jordan Mackison [1]; 3. 71-Ayrton Olsen [2]; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton [7]; 5. 19-Mitch Harble [5]; 6. 16-Danny Mumaw [8]; 7. 46-Michael Bauer [6]; 8. 23JR-Jack Sodeman Jr. [3]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 6. 35-Tyler Esh [6]; 7. 38K-Brad Haudenschild [7]; 8. 23B-Chase Baker [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 13-Bryan Sebetto [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 2. 11-Max McGhee [4]; 3. 17-Cole Duncan [3]; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 5. 16-Danny Mumaw [5]; 6. D12-Jason Dolick [10]; 7. 23-Nick Patterson [7]; 8. 23B-Chase Baker [12]; 9. 46-Michael Bauer [9]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [1]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 5. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 6. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 7. 3-Jac Haudenschild [12]; 8. 13-Bryan Sebetto [10]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [11]; 10. 70-Dave Blaney [6]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 12. 5T-Travis Philo [15]; 13. 7K-Cale Conley [17]; 14. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18]; 15. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 16. 45-Trevor Baker [14]; 17. 19-Mitch Harble [22]; 18. 51-John Garvin [19]; 19. 17-Cole Duncan [23]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [21]; 21. 11-Max McGhee [20]; 22. 71-Ayrton Olsen [13]; 23. 22B-Ryan Broughton [16]; 24. 95-Hunter Mackison [24] Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah (1-21), Tim Shaffer (22-30)

 

 

The Wild Child wins an All Star thriller at Attica Raceway Park

ATTICA, Ohio (April 20, 2018) - The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his nickname on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park, and at 60 years of age, the Wooster, Ohio, native is still padding a racing resume that now includes 31 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victories.

Despite starting from the pole position, Haudenschild's path to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane during the Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance did not come effortless, ultimately surviving multiple challenges during a mid-race battle with Lemoore, California's Carson Macedo, and a late-race surge by second generation racer, Lee Jacobs, to claim his first victory of the season.

“This feels really good. The car was great all night,” Haudenschild explained, pilot of the Haudenschild Racing/Southern Pacific Farms/Finzer Farms/No. 3. “That was a lot of fun. I had an opportunity to watch Carson (Macedo) race when he was younger out in California. He is a talented racer and he is going to win a lot of races.”

By the time the final checkers flew, Haudenschild gained the top spot, or lost the top spot, on five occasions, most of which occurring during a near-20 lap battle with Macedo. Interestingly enough, it was not the famous “haud line” around the outer edge of the speedway that gave Haudenschild the winning edge, it was the bottom.

Right from the drop of the green flag, Haudenschild was strong, eventually leading the first 16 circuits undisrupted. It was not long before Macedo came into the picture, utilizing his second row starting position to keep a close eye on Haudenschild. Macedo drove around Haudenschild on lap 17, but just two circuits later, Haudenschild propelled himself back to the lead, squeezing underneath Macedo at the exit of turn four on lap 19.

Despite Haudenschild's attempt to run away from his fellow front-runners in lapped traffic, Macedo stayed glued to the Hall of Famer's back bumper, soon joined by Holmesville, Ohio's Lee Jacobs. Macedo regained the lead from Haudenschild to officially control lap 23, but the lead swapping did not stop there. Haudenschild reeled Macedo back in, eventually executing a perfect slider between turns one and two to lead lap 32.

Unfortunately for Macedo, his battle with Haudenschild would come to an end on lap 35, coasting to a stop on the edge of the speedway due to a flat rear tire.

Forced to survive a last-ditch effort by Lee Jacobs, the “Wild Child” held strong, winning a drag race to the finish by .144 seconds over Jacobs, Craig Mintz, Max Stambaugh, and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah.

Haudenschild's triumph at the Attica highbanks was a first-ever accomplishment during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition, now earning All Star victories at 19 different facilities.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their two-day sweep through the Buckeye State with a visit to Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 21. Like Attica's Core & Main Spring Nationals, the All Star visit to “Orrville's Historic Oval,” the first of four visits in 2018, will award a $5,000 top prize.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will swing open pits gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Attica Raceway Park - Friday, April 20, 2018:
Core & Main Spring Nationals
EMi Driver's Meeting: 48 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Spencer Bayston - 12.653 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Spencer Bayston - 12.525 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Caleb Helms
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Jac Haudenschild
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brian Lay
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah
Ford Performance Heat #5: Duane Zablocki
Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: T.J. Michael
JE Pistons Dash #1: Jac Haudenschild
Wix Filters Dash #2: Max Stambaugh
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Travis Philo
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Jac Haudenschild
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cale Conley (+9)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.717; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.721; 3. 97-Broc Martin, 12.853; 4. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.906; 5. 5T-Travis Philo, 12.962; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron, 13.23; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.247; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.465; 9. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.571; 10. 23-Chase Baker, 13.79

Group (B)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 12.555; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.559; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 12.749; 4. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 12.9; 5. 4L-Cap Henry, 13.003; 6. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.01; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger, 13.046; 8. 16-Chris Andrews, 13.195; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 13.589; 10. 27B-Boston Mead, 13.898

Group ( C )
1. 35s-Stuart Brubaker, 12.722; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 12.836; 3. 45L-Brian Lay, 12.994; 4. 22B-Ryan Broughton, 13.031; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.059; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 13.2472; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 13.25; 8. 20i-Kesley Ivy, 14.445; 9. 11-Max McGhee, 99; 10. 15H-Sam Hafertepe Jr., NT

Group (D)
1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 12.525; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.793; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.924; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs, 13.018; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti, 13.176; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 13.218; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.255; 8. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.284; 9. 17H-Jared Horstman, 13.397

Group (E)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.667; 2. 13-Bryan Sebetto, 12.965; 3. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.052; 4. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.191; 5. 23X-DJ Foos, 13.267; 6. 51-John Garvin, 13.466; 7. 5X-Justin Peck, 13.669; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.765; 9. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.799

Heat #1 - Group (A) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17-Caleb Helms [1]; 2. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 3. 97-Broc Martin [2]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 5T-Travis Philo [5]; 6. 22M-Dan McCarron [6]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 9. 23-Chase Baker [10]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [3]; 5. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 6. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger [7]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]; 9. 27B-Boston Mead [10]; 10. 4L-Cap Henry [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 45L-Brian Lay [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 22B-Ryan Broughton [1]; 4. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn [7]; 8. 11-Max McGhee [9]; 9. 20I-Kesley Ivy [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 4. 3J-Trey Jacobs [1]; 5. 7-Shawn Valenti [5]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 7. 17H-Jared Horstman [9]; 8. 8M-TJ Michael [6]; 9. 9M-Jordan Ryan [8]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (10 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [1]; 3. 13-Bryan Sebetto [3]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [4]; 5. 23X-DJ Foos [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [6]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 5X-Justin Peck [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [1]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 6. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [6]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 2. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [3]; 4. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 8M-TJ Michael [1]; 2. 5X-Justin Peck [7]; 3. 27B-Boston Mead [9]; 4. 35-Tyler Esh [4]; 5. 11-Max McGhee [5]; 6. 23-Chase Baker [8]; 7. 20I-Kesley Ivy [10]; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen [3]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 10. 7J-Joe Swanson [11]; 11. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 5T-Travis Philo [1]; 2. 5R-Byron Reed [3]; 3. 7-Shawn Valenti [4]; 4. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 5. 16-Chris Andrews [8]; 6. 4L-Cap Henry [2]; 7. 51-John Garvin [11]; 8. 17H-Jared Horstman [14]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [17]; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn [13]; 11. 5X-Justin Peck [18]; 12. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 13. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 14. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 15. 8J-Jess Stiger [12]; 16. 23X-DJ Foos [6]; 17. 22M-Dan McCarron [9]; 18. 95-Hunter Mackison [16]

A-Main (40 Laps)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild [1]; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 3. 11N-Craig Mintz [6]; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh [2]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [9]; 6. 22C-Cole Duncan [12]; 7. 87-Aaron Reutzel [7]; 8. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 9. 70-Dave Blaney [10]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [13]; 11. 97-Broc Martin [14]; 12. 39-Spencer Bayston [5]; 13. 3J-Trey Jacobs [19]; 14. 13-Bryan Sebetto [15]; 15. 7K-Cale Conley [24]; 16. 49X-Tim Shaffer [17]; 17. 5R-Byron Reed [21]; 18. 5T-Travis Philo [20]; 19. 35S-Stuart Brubaker [18]; 20. 98-Carl Bowser [23]; 21. 51-John Garvin [25]; 22. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 23. 7-Shawn Valenti [22]; 24. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [11]; 25. 22B-Ryan Broughton [16]; 26. 16-Chris Andrews [26] Lap Leaders: Jac Haudenschild (1-16), Carson Macedo (17-18), Jac Haudenschild (19-22), Carson Macedo (23-31), Jac Haudenschild (32-40)

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit Attica and Wayne County for first Ohio dates of 2018

Speed Shift TV set to catch all of the action

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 18, 2018) - With their first visit to the Buckeye State ending before it could begin, ultimately called off due to wet weather and cold temperatures, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will try again this Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, with visits to Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway, respectively, first invading the highbanks of Attica Raceway Park for the rescheduled Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance.

The first of five visits to Attica Raceway Park in 2018, the Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance will give Ohio sprint car fans their first taste of All Star Circuit of Champions competition. Boasting a full-time roster nearing 20 teams including a handful of veteran combatants, the All Star Circuit of Champions will challenge many of Ohio's best during their visit to Attica including the track's opening night winner, Stuart Brubaker. Friday's visit to Attica Raceway Park will award a $5,000 top prize.

Also awarding a $5,000 top prize, Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 on Saturday, April 21. Like Attica Raceway Park, “Orrville's Historic Oval” will welcome the traveling All Stars on several occasions in 2018, four to be exact, all headlined with the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial over Labor Day weekend.

Arguably one of the most competitive dirt ovals on the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, Wayne County Speedway welcomed five different All Star feature winners to victory lane in 2017, most recently crowning rising NASCAR star and Oklahoma native, Christopher Bell.

Fans who are unable to make the journey to the Buckeye State for the All Star doubleheader are invited to tune-in live via Speed Shift TV. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase during each of the All Star events beginning with the Core & Main Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the online home of “Ohio's Finest Racing” at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will swing open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will visit Attica and Wayne County for first Ohio dates of 2018

Speed Shift TV set to catch all of the action

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 18, 2018) - With their first visit to the Buckeye State ending before it could begin, ultimately called off due to wet weather and cold temperatures, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will try again this Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, with visits to Attica Raceway Park and Wayne County Speedway, respectively, first invading the highbanks of Attica Raceway Park for the rescheduled Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance.

The first of five visits to Attica Raceway Park in 2018, the Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance will give Ohio sprint car fans their first taste of All Star Circuit of Champions competition. Boasting a full-time roster nearing 20 teams including a handful of veteran combatants, the All Star Circuit of Champions will challenge many of Ohio's best during their visit to Attica including the track's opening night winner, Stuart Brubaker. Friday's visit to Attica Raceway Park will award a $5,000 top prize.

Also awarding a $5,000 top prize, Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will host the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 on Saturday, April 21. Like Attica Raceway Park, “Orrville's Historic Oval” will welcome the traveling All Stars on several occasions in 2018, four to be exact, all headlined with the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial over Labor Day weekend.

Arguably one of the most competitive dirt ovals on the All Star Circuit of Champions schedule, Wayne County Speedway welcomed five different All Star feature winners to victory lane in 2017, most recently crowning rising NASCAR star and Oklahoma native, Christopher Bell.

Fans who are unable to make the journey to the Buckeye State for the All Star doubleheader are invited to tune-in live via Speed Shift TV. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase during each of the All Star events beginning with the Core & Main Spring Nationals at Attica Raceway Park. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit the online home of “Ohio's Finest Racing” at www.atticaracewaypark.com.

Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, will swing open pit gates at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. Hot laps will hit the speedway at 6 p.m., followed by racing at 7 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat: For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

All Star visit to Bedford Speedway cancelled due to impending weather

BEDFORD, Pa. (April 15, 2018) - With forecasts predicting nearly two inches of rainfall, Bedford Speedway and Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 officials have been forced to cancel the Roy Morral Classic scheduled for Sunday evening, April 15. At this time, a make-up date has not been determined.

Up next on the schedule, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will invade the Buckeye State, first visiting the highbanks of Attica Raceway Park on Friday, April 20, where the traveling All Stars will take part in the rescheduled Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance. Originally scheduled for Friday, April 6, the Spring Nationals program will welcome the All Stars to Attica Raceway Park for the first of five visits in 2018, two of which during Labor Day weekend.

Wayne County Speedway will welcome the All Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, April 21. Like Attica Raceway Park, Wayne County Speedway will host the All Stars on multiple occasions in 2018, four total including the annual Pete Jacobs Memorial in early September.

More news and information pertaining to the upcoming Ohio doubleheader will be posted in the near future. Fans are encouraged to stay tuned at www.allstarsprint.com, as well as on all of the available social media platforms.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat: For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Lance Dewease outruns Aaron Reutzel during Keith Kauffman Classic for fifth consecutive Port Royal All Star victory

PORT ROYAL, Pa. (April 15, 2018) - For the second time in as many nights, and for the 37th time during his illustrious career, Fayetteville, Pennsylvania's Lance Dewease earned himself a trip to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory lane, this time during the third annual Keith Kauffman Classic at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 14. It was a second consecutive Keith Kauffman Classic title for the recent National Sprint Car Hall of Fame inductee, now even with Steve Kinser, Doug Wolfgang, and Danny Lasoski on the all-time All Star Circuit of Champions win list.

By no surprise, Dewease's victory, a fifth consecutive against the All Star Circuit of Champions at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace,” was attained in impressive fashion, managing to outrun Greg Hodnett, Steve Buckwalter, Anthony Macri, and race leader, Aaron Reutzel, from the fifth starting position to secure the $5,000 payday. Dewease took command for the first time on lap 21, ultimately pulling ahead and crossing under the final checkers 2.149 seconds ahead of second place finisher, Aaron Reutzel.

Anthony Macri, who led the first 11 circuits before surrendering the top spot to Aaron Reutzel, stayed strong to finish third, followed by Steve Buckwalter and Greg Hodnett.

“It was far from autopilot for us tonight,” Lance Dewease said in Port Royal Speedway victory lane. “It feels great to get this one in honor of Keith Kauffman. He is a true racing legend in this area and an even better person. It's really special that he gets to be around and witness a race that is a tribute to him. I also want to thank the fans for coming out and supporting this race tonight. Hopefully this nice weather sticks around for the rest of the summer.”

Although impressive, Dewease's march to the front did not go unchallenged. In fact, up until the midpoint of the 30-lapper, it was Clute, Texas, native Aaron Reutzel who was in charge, taking the top spot away from Anthony Macri on lap 12 with a textbook slider through turns three and four. The pair drag raced to the start/finish line, but it was Reutzel credited with the lap by a margin of .2 seconds.

In the meantime, Dewease already battled his way to third, now setting his aim on Macri and Reutzel. With caution flags appearing on lap 16, the field was forced to stop for an open red giving teams an opportunity to refuel to assure they would make the remaining distance. The open red proved to be a turning point for Lance Dewease, giving the Don Kreitz, Jr.-owed, Schannauer Plumbing and Heating-backed, No. 69K entry an opportunity to undergo some set-up changes.

The changes made under the open red proved successful as Dewease was able to track down Reutzel by lap 21, soon driving underneath the Texan at the exit of turn four to officially take command. Dewease then drove away to win by over two seconds.

“If it wasn't for the red, Aaron [Reutzel] was going to win this race,” Dewease explained. “He had the best race car of that stage of the race. Actually, I thought I was going to run third because Anthony Macri was running very well. He's turning into a talented young driver who is going to win a lot of races.”

“I don't know if it was a heartbreak, or if I should be pumped up to be able to run with Lance Dewease like that,” Aaron Reutzel explained, driver of the Baughman Reutzel Motorsports/No. 87 entry who will contend for an All Star Rookie of the Year title in 2018. “Lance is a guy I really look up to. He's a very humble guy and races everyone really clean. By far one of the smoothest drivers I have ever seen in my life. Just to be able to accomplish this much, especially against a guy like Lance Dewease, I'm beyond proud. That open red gave his guys an opportunity to make him better. I was already really good, so we didn't have much to modify. Regardless, I am beyond proud right now. This just goes to show what this team is capable of accomplishing.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their first sweep through the Keystone State with a visit to Bedford Speedway in Bedford, Pa., later today - Sunday, April 15. The first and only appearance by America's Series in 2018, the annual Roy Morral Classic will headline competition at the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile on Sunday evening awarding a $5,000 top prize.

In six prior Bedford Speedway appearances, the All Stars have crowned six different winners including Bill Rose, Lance Dewease, Trey Starks, Chad Kemenah, Greg Hodnett, and most recently, “Blackjack” Brian Brown.

Bedford Speedway will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps following at 6 p.m. Other information, such as general admission gate times and ticket prices, can be found at the official online home of Bedford Speedway: www.bedfordspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Port Royal Speedway - Saturday, April 14, 2018:
3rd Annual Keith Kauffman Classic
EMi Driver's Meeting: 47 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brock Zearfoss - 16.286 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Aaron Reutzel - 16.473 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Greg Hodnett
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Cale Conley
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Dylan Cisney
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Mike Wagner
Ford Performance Heat #5: Trey Starks
Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Cole Duncan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Steve Buckwalter
Wix Filters Dash #2: Anthony Macri
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Logan Wagner
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Aaron Reutzel (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Brock Zearfoss (+11)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 16.473; 2. 1-Logan Wagner, 16.728; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 16.743; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett, 16.821; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 16.827; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri, 16.885; 7. 58-Aaron Ott, 17.394; 8. 33-Jared Esh, 17.426; 9. 14G-Coleman Gulick, 17.441; 10. 51-John Garvin, 17.671

Group (B)
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 17.026; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 17.027; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 17.09; 4. 20-Ryan Taylor, 17.15; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore, 17.234; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 17.317; 7. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 17.343; 8. 12-Blane Heimbach, 17.566; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 17.782; 10. 35-Tyler Esh, 18.053

Group ( C )
1. 13-Paul McMahan, 16.797; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich, 16.969; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 17.096; 4. 5-Dylan Cisney, 17.163; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 17.519; 6. D4-Danny Holtgraver, 17.58; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 17.941; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison, 17.962; 9. 98T-Joe Trenca, 19.006

Group (D)
1. 3G-Carson Macedo, 17.134; 2. 11S-TJ Stutts, 17.23; 3. 55-Mike Wagner, 17.233; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman, 17.242; 5. 17BB-Bill Balog, 17.283; 6. 11-Cole Duncan, 17.762; 7. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.82; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 17.969; 9. 2-AJ Flick, 18.6

Group (E)
1. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 17.121; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.137; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 17.19; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 17.217; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 17.495; 6. 98-Carl Bowser, 17.572; 7. 17-Caleb Helms, 17.645; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman, 17.813; 9. 10-Joe Kata, 18.296

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 27-Greg Hodnett [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [4]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [6]; 4. 14G-Coleman Gulick [9]; 5. 58-Aaron Ott [7]; 6. 33-Jared Esh [8]; 7. 51-John Garvin [10]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 9. 1-Logan Wagner [3]; 10. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 20-Ryan Taylor [1]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 4. 12-Blane Heimbach [8]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore [5]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [7]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [10]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 5-Dylan Cisney [1]; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [2]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen [7]; 7. D4-Danny Holtgraver [6]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 55-Mike Wagner [2]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 3. 11S-TJ Stutts [3]; 4. 94-Ryan Smith [7]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [8]; 7. 17BB-Bill Balog [5]; 8. 11-Cole Duncan [6]; 9. 2-AJ Flick [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 69K-Lance Dewease [3]; 3. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [4]; 5. 98-Carl Bowser [6]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 7. 55K-Robbie Kendall [5]; 8. 47K-Kody Lehman [8]; 9. 10-Joe Kata [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [6]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [2]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 6. 20-Ryan Taylor [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 3. 55-Mike Wagner [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 5. 5-Dylan Cisney [5]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [6]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 11-Cole Duncan [2]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [8]; 3. 2-AJ Flick [7]; 4. 47K-Kody Lehman [3]; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 6. 10-Joe Kata [6]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 1-Logan Wagner [1]; 2. 58-Aaron Ott [5]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 4. O7-Gerard McIntyre [8]; 5. 17-Caleb Helms [10]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 7. 33-Jared Esh [9]; 8. 10H-Chad Kemenah [12]; 9. 98-Carl Bowser [7]; 10. 17BB-Bill Balog [14]; 11. 11-Cole Duncan [18]; 12. 51-John Garvin [17]; 13. 55K-Robbie Kendall [15]; 14. 71-Ayrton Olsen [11]; 15. D4-Danny Holtgraver [16]; 16. 91-Anthony Fiore [13]; 17. 3G-Carson Macedo [4]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [6]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [5]; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [1]; 5. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 6. 55-Mike Wagner [6]; 7. 5-Dylan Cisney [10]; 8. 94-Ryan Smith [20]; 9. 9-Daryn Pittman [12]; 10. 20-Ryan Taylor [11]; 11. 48-Danny Dietrich [13]; 12. 24-Lucas Wolfe [17]; 13. 1-Logan Wagner [21]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [8]; 15. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [26]; 16. 12-Blane Heimbach [19]; 17. 7K-Cale Conley [9]; 18. O7-Gerard McIntyre [24]; 19. 70-Dave Blaney [14]; 20. 14G-Coleman Gulick [18]; 21. 10H-Chad Kemenah [25]; 22. 4-Parker Price-Miller [27]; 23. 51-John Garvin [28]; 24. 3-Jac Haudenschild [23]; 25. 49X-Tim Shaffer [15]; 26. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 27. 58-Aaron Ott [22]; 28. 11S-TJ Stutts [16] Lap Leaders: Anthony Macri (1-11), Aaron Reutzel (12-20), Lance Dewease (21-30)

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

 

Lance Dewease wins Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial from row seven

All Stars continue Central PA swing Saturday at Port Royal Speedway

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (April 13, 2018) - Fayetteville, Pennsylvania's Lance Dewease made it look easy on Friday night during the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial, charging forward from the inside of row seven to move the Pennsylvania Posse to a perfect 33-0 against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 at Williams Grove Speedway.

Dewease, pilot of the Don Kreitz, Jr.-owed/Schannauer Plumbing and Heating/Jimi's Thing/No. 69K sprint car, earned $5,000 for his efforts at the world-famous, paperclip-shaped half-mile, taking the lead officially on lap 24 to snag a second consecutive Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial title against the traveling All Stars. Impressive enough, the victory raised Dewease's overall Series win count to 36, seven of which at Williams Grove Speedway.

Brock Zearfoss, who led the first 23 circuits before surrendering the top spot to the National Sprint Car Hall of Famer, finished second, followed by Danny Dietrich, Chad Trout, and six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah.

“Don, Davey; these guys just keep plugging away,” Lance Dewease said in victory lane. “I'm just so fortunate to be a part of this deal. We are having a lot of fun. Even when we aren't winning, we are still having a lot of fun. That's what this is all about. My guys work a lot harder than what people realize. That's why we run the schedule that we run. We just kinda keep things within our budget and do what we do.”

Dewease started his march toward the front right from the drop of the green flag, solidifying a position inside the top-five with just ten laps in the books. By lap 12, Dewease moved by Chad Trout for fourth, eventually working around Alvada, Ohio's Chad Kemenah to secure the third spot at the midpoint of the 30-lap program.

By lap 18, Dewease was all over Danny Dietrich for second, racing to the back bumper of the familiar Gary Kauffman Racing entry while the duo battled through traffic. Soon enough, Dewease drove around Dietrich to secure the runner-up spot, officially setting his aim on race leader, Brock Zearfoss.

Although Zearfoss had the clear advantage, maintaining a quick pace around the very topside of the speedway, Dewease closed the gap in a hurry, moving within striking distance at the exit of turn four on lap 23. Despite losing a drag race to the start/finish line, Dewease made his winning move at the entrance of turn one on lap 24, squeezing underneath the “Jonestown Jet” as the pair battled through turn two. From that point forward, it was all Dewease at the front of the field, ultimately surviving two consecutive cautions on lap 28, the only cautions of the main event, as well as a green-white-checker finish.

“I didn't even know I was leading,” Dewease explained. “Starting as far back as we did, I was just trying to move around cars as quickly as I could. When we got by [Danny Dietrich] and [Brock Zearfoss], I knew I had to be getting close. Then, when I got to the five-to-go signal, I was like ‘oh shit I'm leading this thing.' At that point, I knew I had to slow down. I needed to conserve my equipment and make sure I made it to the end.”

“I didn't know [Lance Dewease] was coming,” Brock Zearfoss said. “I was getting a little higher and higher in turns three and four, so I was able to see most of the racetrack. I kept looking down to see if anyone was there. When [Dewease] got down there below me, I knew I didn't want to give it up without a fight. I raced him clean, but I wanted him to earn it, which he did. Hats off to those guys. They deserve this one. We'll try again tomorrow at Port Royal Speedway.”

“We were really good in our heat race, but we really couldn't show it,” Lance Dewease continued. “Hats off to this track crew. They did a lot of work tonight to help us get a second lane. That helped out this race track a lot. If not, it would have been locked-down around the bottom.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue their Central Pennsylvania invasion with a visit to Port Royal Speedway on Saturday, April 14. The first of three All Star appearances at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile in 2018, the annual Keith Kauffman Classic will headline action at the “Speed Palace” tomorrow evening, honoring 129-time Port Royal Speedway winner, Keith Kauffman. Like the 2017 Hinnershitz Memorial, Lance Dewease conquered the 2017 Keith Kauffman Classic, keeping a pair of former All Stars, Ryan Smith and Dale Blaney, at bay.

Port Royal Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 5:40 p.m. For further details, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Williams Grove Speedway - Friday, April 13, 2018:
Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial
EMi Driver's Meeting: 46 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Danny Dietrich - 17.055 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Jac Haudenschild - 17.456 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Trout
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cory Haas
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Mark Smith
Ford Performance Heat #5: Anthony Macri
Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: Bill Balog
JE Pistons Dash #1: Brock Zearfoss
Wix Filters Dash #2: Chad Kemenah
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Trey Starks
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Brock Zearfoss (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+13)
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 17.492; 2. 44-Trey Starks, 17.612; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 17.647; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 17.908; 5. 51R-Freddie Rahmer, 17.987; 6. 17BB-Bill Balog, 18.19; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo, 18.409; 8. 14G-Coleman Gulick, 18.699; 9. 12w-Troy Fraker, 18.865; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 99.8

Group (B)
1. 3-Jac Haudenschild, 17.456; 2. 94-Ryan Smith, 17.67; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 17.757; 4. 1X-Chad Trout, 18.126; 5. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss, 18.212; 6. 75-Nicole Bower, 18.248; 7. 58-Aaron Ott, 18.414; 8. 55K-Robbie Kendall, 18.46; 9. 14-Tony Stewart, 18.566

Group ( C )
1. 11S-TJ Stutts, 18.052; 2. 24-Lucas Wolfe, 18.151; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 18.34; 4. 39-Cory Haas, 18.491; 5. 44W-Rodney Westhafer, 18.909; 6. 11-Cole Duncan, 19.236; 7. 7K-Cale Conley, 19.349; 8. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 19.943; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 19.969

Group (D)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease, 17.91; 2. 21-Brian Montieth, 18.15; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 18.203; 4. M1-Mark Smith, 18.415; 5. 98-Carl Bowser, 18.487; 6. 27S-Adrian Shaffer, 18.643; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard, 18.678; 8. 35-Tyler Esh, 19.128; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 19.397

Group (E)
1. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 18.165; 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 18.316; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 18.385; 4. 39M-Anthony Macri, 18.407; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes, 18.513; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre, 18.609; 7. O-Rick Lafferty, 19.139; 8. 51-John Garvin, 19.376; 9. 17-Caleb Helms, 99.39

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 3. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 7. 14G-Coleman Gulick [8]; 8. 17BB-Bill Balog [6]; 9. 12W-Troy Fraker [9]; 10. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 1X-Chad Trout [1]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [5]; 3. 3-Jac Haudenschild [4]; 4. 58-Aaron Ott [7]; 5. 55K-Robbie Kendall [8]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 7. 14-Tony Stewart [9]; 8. 75-Nicole Bower [6]; 9. 94-Ryan Smith [3]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39-Cory Haas [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 11S-TJ Stutts [4]; 4. 24-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [5]; 6. 11-Cole Duncan [6]; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 8. 7K-Cale Conley [7]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 69K-Lance Dewease [4]; 4. 21-Brian Montieth [3]; 5. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [6]; 6. 98-Carl Bowser [5]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [8]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 39M-Anthony Macri [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [4]; 4. 87-Aaron Reutzel [3]; 5. 87K-Alan Krimes [5]; 6. O7-Gerard McIntyre [6]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [9]; 8. O-Rick Lafferty [7]; 9. 51-John Garvin [8]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [4]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 3. 39M-Anthony Macri [2]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [6]; 5. 3-Jac Haudenschild [5]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 1X-Chad Trout [1]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [4]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [6]; 6. 39-Cory Haas [5]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 17BB-Bill Balog [1]; 2. 75-Nicole Bower [2]; 3. 35-Tyler Esh [3]; 4. 95-Hunter Mackison [8]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 12W-Troy Fraker [6]; 8. 22-Brandon Spithaler [10]; 9. 71-Ayrton Olsen [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 3. 87K-Alan Krimes [4]; 4. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [6]; 5. O7-Gerard McIntyre [9]; 6. 27S-Adrian Shaffer [5]; 7. 3G-Carson Macedo [7]; 8. 98-Carl Bowser [8]; 9. 14G-Coleman Gulick [13]; 10. 55K-Robbie Kendall [3]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 12. 11-Cole Duncan [10]; 13. 17-Caleb Helms [15]; 14. 1080-Jordan Mackison [14]; 15. 17BB-Bill Balog [16]; 16. 75-Nicole Bower [17]; 17. 49H-Bradley Howard [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 69K-Lance Dewease [13]; 2. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [1]; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 4. 1X-Chad Trout [6]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 6. 39M-Anthony Macri [5]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [8]; 8. 3-Jac Haudenschild [9]; 9. M1-Mark Smith [3]; 10. 51R-Freddie Rahmer [14]; 11. 70-Dave Blaney [22]; 12. 4-Parker Price-Miller [11]; 13. 39-Cory Haas [12]; 14. 3G-Carson Macedo [27]; 15. 44-Trey Starks [21]; 16. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 17. 21-Brian Montieth [17]; 18. 11S-TJ Stutts [15]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [19]; 20. O7-Gerard McIntyre [26]; 21. 17-Caleb Helms [25]; 22. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10]; 23. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [16]; 24. 87K-Alan Krimes [23]; 25. 24-Lucas Wolfe [18]; 26. 58-Aaron Ott [20]; 27. 44W-Rodney Westhafer [24] Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss (1-23) Lance Dewease (24-30)

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

All Stars will begin championship point battle in Pennsylvania Posse Country

All three events to be broadcast LIVE on Speed Shift TV

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 11, 2018) - After having to wait an extra week due to Mother Nature's failure to cooperate, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will officially kick off the championship points season this Friday through Sunday with a tripleheader in the Keystone State, ready to battle the best of the best of Pennsylvania Posse Country for a trio of $5,000 top prizes. The All Star invasion of Central Pennsylvania will commence on Friday evening, April 13, with the annual Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway.

Strengthened by a diverse roster nearing 20 full-time competitors, the talented All Stars will work to snap a 32-race winless streak at The Grove, failing to beat the Pennsylvania Posse on all attempts since first visiting the paperclip-shaped half-mile in 1970 . Lance Dewease is the defending Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial champion, holding back Freddie Rahmer and Tim Shaffer for the four-figure payday.

Once action at Williams Grove Speedway is complete, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will travel approximately 40 miles northwest and invade the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” on Saturday, April 14. The first of three All Star appearances at the Juniata County Fairgrounds half-mile in 2018, the annual Keith Kauffman Classic will headline action at Port Royal Speedway on Saturday night, honoring 129-time Port Royal Speedway winner, Keith Kauffman. Like the 2017 Hinnershitz Memorial, Lance Dewease conquered the 2017 Keith Kauffman Classic, keeping a pair of former All Stars, Ryan Smith and Dale Blaney, at bay.

Capping off their three-day swing through Central Pennsylvania, the All Star Circuit of Champions will attempt to tame Bedford Speedway on Sunday evening, April 15 - the oldest active dirt track in the state of Pennsylvania.

Honoring the late Bedford Speedway promoter, the Roy Morral Classic will headline action at the Bedford Fairgrounds half-mile on Sunday evening; the first and only appearance by the traveling All Stars in 2018. Midwesterner, “Blackjack” Brian Brown, defeated the All Stars during their most recent visit in September, holding back Findlay, Ohio's Caleb Helms and Australia native, James McFadden, at the final checkers.

Fans who are unable to make the journey to Central Pennsylvania for the All Star tripleheader are invited to tune-in live via Speed Shift TV. A pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase during all three All Star events beginning with the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway. Those interested should visit Speed Shift TV on the Web at www.speedshifttv.com.

Williams Grove Speedway will open pit gates at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 13. The All Star drivers meeting will take shape at 6:30 p.m., followed by hot laps at 7 p.m. Those seeking additional news and information should visit Williams Grove Speedway live on the Web at www.williamsgrove.com.

Port Royal Speedway will allow pit access beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m. with hot laps to follow at 5:40 p.m. For further details, please visit Port Royal Speedway online at www.portroyalspeedway.com.

Bedford Speedway will open pit gates at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps following at 6 p.m. Other information such as general admission gate times and ticket prices can be found at the official online home of Bedford Speedway: www.bedfordspeedway.com.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat: For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

All Stars cancel Atomic Speedway visit; Attica Spring Nationals event rescheduled for Friday, April 20

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 4, 2018) - Saturated grounds, expected additional precipitation, and early forecasts predicting extremely cold temperatures during the upcoming weekend have forced All Star, Atomic Speedway and Attica Raceway Park officials to cancel the upcoming weekend schedule. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 visit to Attica Raceway Park slated for Saturday, April 7, has been rescheduled for Friday, April 20. The Atomic Speedway visit scheduled for Friday, April 6, will not be rescheduled.

The rescheduled Core & Main Spring Nationals presented by Fisher Performance at Attica will kick-off with pit gates opening at 4 pm on April 20th. Additional news and updates will be posted online at www.atticaracewaypark.com in the coming days.

The 2018 championship points season for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will now commence with a trio of events in Pennsylvania beginning with the Tommy Hinnershitz Memorial at Williams Grove Speedway on Friday, April 13. The Keith Kauffman Classic at the Port Royal Speedway “Speed Palace” will follow on Saturday, April 14, all capped off with the Roy Morral Classic at Bedford Speedway on Sunday, April 15. All three events will award $5,000 top prizes.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will make a total of 13 appearances in the Keystone State during the 2018 season, 10 of which on Pennsylvania Posse real estate.

More information pertaining to the upcoming Central Pennsylvania triple-header will be posted in the near future. Fans are encouraged to check back online at www.allstarsprint.com for further details.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 welcomes 20 full-time travelers in 2018

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 29, 2018) - Arguably one of the most competitive fields ever assembled under the All Star banner, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will be led by 20 full-time travelers in 2018, each chasing the $50,000 top prize that will be awarded at the end of the near-nine month journey that includes 49 full-point events stretched across eight states.

Representing hometowns from coast to coast, countless victories, and an array of track and series championships, the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions roster is talented and diverse, sure to challenge all opposing competition throughout their tour of the Midwest and Northeast.

“We are all very excited to unveil the 2018 All Star roster,” Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, said. “It's hard to look down at the list of committed drivers and comprehend how much talent and potential is really there. All of the names on this list are certainly recognizable, some with a multitude of wins and accomplishments. I'm excited about all of the young talent represented, also, each eager to get out on the road and show race fans what they are capable of doing. This certainly says a lot about where we are today, as well as the future of the All Stars.”

All full-time drivers will be eligible for membership benefits in 2018 which includes the season-ending championship point fund. The top-15 member teams will receive their earned share of the championship fund so long as competitors enter at least 80% of the completed events and do not participate in any non-All Star events that occur on the same dates as 2018 All Star events.

Leading the All Star charge comprised of eight returning teams and 12 newcomers is six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 champion - Alvada, Ohio's Chad Kemenah.

2018 Returning All Stars:

Chad Kemenah - Hunter Racing - No. 10H:
Needing little introduction, defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titlist, Chad Kemenah, is on the hunt for a record-breaking seventh Series championship in 2018, and a potential third consecutive for car owner, Rob Hunter. Kemenah's consistency has been unmatched during All Star competition over the last two seasons, earning a combined 70 top-ten finishes since the beginning of 2016. The six-time champion earned victories on three separate occasions in 2017, also amassing 18 podium runs including a stretch of six consecutive during the month of June. The Ohio native owns 34-career victories during All Star competition, also earning a pair of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket championships over the course of his storied career.

Max Stambaugh - Max Stambaugh Racing - No. 5M:
“Mad Max” Stambaugh took the All Star Circuit of Champions scene by storm in 2017. Paired with Ray Marshall Motorsports, the Elida, Ohio, native earned Rookie of the Year honors with the traveling All Stars, accumulating 13 top-ten finishes and qualifying for 40 main events. A former NRA Sprint Invader turned All Star, Stambaugh highlighted his Rookie of the Year run with a podium performance at the world-renowned Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Stambaugh will pilot his family-owned No. 5M in 2018.

Caleb Helms - Helms Racing - No. 17:
Findlay, Ohio's Caleb Helms has been a staple on the All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail for several seasons. Finishing fifth in the final championship standings in 2017, Helms, paired with veteran crew chief, Andy Potter, earned 12 top-ten finishes during Series competition last season, an increase from six top-ten finishes a year prior, finally crossing into the win column during competition at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway over Labor Day weekend. The first-ever All Star victory earned Helms a $10,000 payday; the largest victory of his young career.

Brandon Spithaler - Brandon Spithaler Racing - No. 22:
Former Lernerville Speedway track champion, Brandon Spithaler, will return to All Star Circuit of Champions competition in 2018 after joining for the first time in 2017. The Evans City, Pa., native was a rookie front-runner during his inaugural season, finishing second in the final Rookie of the Year standings behind Max Stambaugh, as well as sixth in the overall championship standings. Spithaler's run of six top-ten finishes was accomplished during 32 main event starts, highlighting his season with a podium performance at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, New York.

John Garvin - Liz Matus Racing - No. 51:
Former dirt late model hotshot turned sprint car racer, John Garvin, the hired gun for Liz Matus Racing, will travel with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for a second consecutive season in 2018. Climbing a ladder of improvement as the season progressed, the Sarver, Pa., native finished ninth in the final championship standings in 2017, amassing a trio of top-ten finishes in 18 feature starts. Garvin's late model career included championship runner-up finishes at the famed Lernerville Speedway.

Tyler Esh - Esh Racing - No. 35:
For the second time in as many years, Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Tyler Esh, rejoining his brother and car owner, Travis Esh, will hit the road with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, hoping to add to an All Star resume that includes three top-ten finishes, one inside the top-five, during 29 main event starts. Although sidelined by injury during the last few weeks of the 2017 season, Tyler Esh and Esh Racing persevered and fulfilled their All Star commitments with car owner, Travis Esh, behind the wheel, ending the season tenth in the title chase.

Jordan Mackison - Mackison Racing - No. 1080:
An All Star Circuit of Champions Rookie of the Year contender in 2017, York, Pennsylvania's Jordan Mackison is ready to embark on the All Star trail once again in 2018, continuing his trek toward a first-ever All Star main event victory. Jordan Mackison, who will return to the cockpit of the Triple J Specialities No. 1080, finished one position shy of a top-ten spot in the final All Star championship standings, earning 18 main event starts in the process.

Hunter Mackison - Mackison Racing - No. 95:
Representing York, Pa., Hunter Mackison returns to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 in 2018 with a full season of competition under his belt. Accompanied on the road by his brother and teammate, Jordan Mackison, Hunter will pilot the Triple J Specialties No. 95 during his second attempt at an All Star campaign, working to outperform his 2017 statistics that included 16 feature starts.

2018 New All Stars:

Aaron Reutzel - Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports - No. 87
Representing the Lone Star State, Aaron Reutzel brings a stout resume to All Star competition in 2018. An ASCS national champion in 2015, as well as a former Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year Award winner, and hard charger, the Clute, Texas, native has since joined forces with Josh Baughman to form Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports and will now aim for an All Star Circuit of Champions title in 2018. Although limited action with the Series last season, Reutzel earned two top-ten finishes during four main event attempts.

Ayrton Olsen - Ayrton Olsen Racing - No. 71
Seventeen-year-old Ayrton Olsen brings a dose of young talent to the All Star roster this season. The Indianapolis native, who launched his racing career within the micro sprint and quarter midget ranks, will work to solidify his name in the All Star Circuit of Champions record books by earning a first-ever All Star main event victory in 2018.

Cale Conley - Dave Jessup Racing - No. 7K
Representing the Mountain State, Cale Conley and Ohio-based car owner, Dave Jessup, will tackle the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule for the first time during the upcoming season. The Vienna, W.Va., native has yet to earn an All Star Circuit of Champions victory, but during a part-time schedule with America's Series in 2017, Conley and the Dave Jessup Racing No. 7K accumulated a pair of top-five finishes during 13 main event starts. Like many others in 2018, Conley will hunt for Rookie of the Year honors with the All Star Circuit of Champions, as well as an overall Series championship.

Carl Bowser - Chiappelli Motorsports - No. 98:
For the first time in his career, Sarver, Pennsylvania's Carl Bowser will hit the highway full-time with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, searching for Rookie of the Year honors with the traveling sprint car series, as well as a first-ever All Star victory. Bowser, who will pilot the Chiappelli Motorsports No. 98 in 2018, is a two-time Lernerville Speedway track champion, as well as a multi-time winner throughout the local, Western Pennsylvania circuit.

Carson Macedo - Joe Gaerte Racing - No. 3G
Lemoore, California's Carson Macedo has big plans in 2018, one of which earning an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 title. Macedo, who earned an All Star victory in 2017 during competition at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, is a former King of the West Series champion for Tarlton Racing, now joining the familiar Joe Gaerte Racing No. 3G for a full-on All Star assault during the upcoming season. Although participating in a partial schedule with the All Stars in 2017, Macedo racked-up one victory and six top-five finishes in just 19 feature starts.

Dave Blaney - Premier Motorsports - No. 70
Dave Blaney's racing resume is extensive. The Ohio native, now residing in North Carolina, is a former World of Outlaws champion, a NASCAR Cup Series regular, and will now join the All Star Circuit of Champions full-time in 2018, working to become an All Star champion while at the helm of the Premier Motorsports No. 70. Certainly no stranger to All Star competition, the brother of six-time Series champion, Dale Blaney, owns 48 victories with the All Star Circuit of Champions, most recently scoring a victory at the highbanks of Atomic Speedway in August. Although never earning a prior All Star championship, Dave Blaney is the 1989 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket champion.

Jac Haudenschild - Haudenschild Racing - No. 3
A name certainly synonymous with sprint car racing, the “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild will bring a new level of excitement to the All Star Circuit of Champions campaign trail in 2018, working to pad an impressive racing resume that includes 30 All Star main event victories at 18 different facilities, 10 of which accomplished at The Big E - Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Piloting the Haudenschild Racing No. 3 for the upcoming season, the Wooster, Ohio, native will work to earn an All Star title; one of very few accomplishments that Haudenschild has yet to earn behind the wheel of a sprint car.

Joey Saldana - Rudeen Racing - No. 26
Once again, the “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana is a full-time All Star, but this time in control of the Washington-based, Rudeen Racing No. 26. Spending a number of seasons as a full-time All Star before making the transition to World of Outlaws competition, Saldana is one of the most accomplished All Stars in Series history, earning 74 victories across 33 different facilities, first finding victory lane in 1992. In addition to his impressive collection of victories, the Brownsburg, Ind., native also owns a pair of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket championships; the first in 1997 and again in 1999.

Max McGhee - Sam McGhee Motorsports - No. 11
Continuing his transition from the non-wing ranks to winged sprint car competition, Camby, Indiana's Max McGhee will join the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018 with the intent to claim Rookie of the Year honors, as well as a first-ever Series victory. McGhee, who will wheel the Sam McGhee Motorsports No. 11 during his outings with America's Series, entered action with the All Star Circuit of Champions on two occasions in 2017, one of which during the annual Lou Blaney Memorial at Sharon (Ohio) Speedway.

Parker Price-Miller - Destiny Motorsports - No. 4
A Kokomo, Ind., native with plenty of speed, as well as a diverse racing resume, Parker Price-Miller and Destiny Motorsports will hunt for an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 title in 2018. Although never completing a full season with America's Series, Price-Miller owns one victory during All Star competition (Wayne County Speedway, Ohio), accumulating five top-ten finishes in 12 main event starts in 2017.

Paul McMahan - Tom Buch Racing - No. 13
The 1999 All Star Rookie of the Year Award winner, Paul McMahan will center his attention back on the Northeast and Midwest in 2018, piloting the Tom Buch-owned No. 13 on a full-time basis with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1. The Nashville native via Elk Grove, Calif., has three All Star victories to his credit, last visiting victory lane with America's Series during the 2002 season. Although joining the All Star Circuit of Champions on a very limited basis in 2017, McMahan accomplished a trio of top-ten finishes in just five main event starts.

Trevor Baker - T-Rev Performance - No. 45
Shreve, Ohio's Trevor Baker will attempt to permanently etch his name in the All Star Circuit of Champions history books in 2018, chasing an All Star Rookie of the Year title, as well as a first-ever feature win. The pilot of the T-Rev Performance No. 45 is still young in terms of experience, but the potential is high, already claiming a win behind the wheel of a 410 cubic inch sprint car during weekly competition at Wayne County (Ohio) Speedway.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:
All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015. In 2018, MAVTV Motorsports Network will be the official television home of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 and will broadcast eight high-profile events.

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 welcomes 2018 Series partners

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 28, 2018) - The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 is pleased to welcome over 20 new and returning partners for the 2018 season. Their support will fuel a schedule consisting of 49 full-point programs, 54 events in total when including the five non-point events contested in Florida during the early weeks of February, visiting over 30 facilities in nine states. The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue competition on Friday evening, April 6, at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio; the first full-point event of the 2018 season.

Arctic Cat returns in 2018 as the title sponsor. Arctic Cat, purchased last year by Textron, Inc., represents the snow mobile division under the Textron Specialized Vehicles unit. The Textron Off Road division includes ATVs and side by side vehicles. With the intent to develop a sturdy connection with devoted race fans, Arctic Cat and Textron Off Road will promote their product lines through displays that will be on hand during select events throughout the season. Arctic Cat and Textron Off Road representatives will give fans an opportunity to see new product line, as well as learn about special sales and savings.

As previously announced, Mobil 1, the world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, is now the exclusive and official motor oil supplier of Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, joining the Series as the presenting sponsor for the 2018 season. Where many people see a race track, Mobil 1 sees an R&D platform, and that commitment to testing the latest Mobil 1 products in the most extreme conditions will be showcased during every ASCoC race. Mobil 1 provides a full line of products for racers including track-use only Mobil 1 Racing oil which features double the zinc versus regular street oils, including Mobil 1 5W-30, that have won the world's most extreme endurance contests, and diesel truck oils which are trusted by many of the world's leading heavy-duty equipment manufacturers. That means that no matter what kind of vehicle you use to tow your race car to an ASCoC race, what you and your family drive at home, or what kind of engine powers you to a victory, Mobil 1 has you covered.

WIX Filters, an innovator in filtration products, is now the official oil filter of the All Star Circuit of Champions and will support one of two dashes during the 2018 season. WIX's product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications.

“There is a tremendous amount of support behind the All Stars Circuit of Champions in 2018. We couldn't be more excited,” Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions, said. “I'm thrilled to welcome Mobil 1 and WIX Filters to the All Star Circuit of Champions this season. They join a very long list of dedicated partners who give our Series the potential to reach new levels. I'm confident 2018 will be above the rest.”

2018 Series Partners:

Series Title Sponsor: Arctic Cat

Series Presenting Sponsor: Mobil 1

Series Tire Sponsor: Hoosier

Contingency Sponsors: Daido Metal, Lincoln Electric, MSD Performance

Heat Race Sponsors: Ford Performance, Hunt Brother Pizza, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

Dash Sponsors: JE Pistons, WIX Filters

Hot Laps Sponsors: State Water Heaters

B-Main Sponsor: Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor: Cometic Gasket

Official Television Partner: MAVTV Motorsports Network

Driver's Meeting Sponsor: EMi

Official Radio Communications Partner: Racing Electronics

Additional Series Partners: Elliott's Custom Trailers, Kear's Speed Shop, Simpson Race Products, Kistler Racing Engines, Schoenfeld Headers, Donovan Engineering, Chalk Stix, Sharp Advantage Safety Products, Jake's Carts, and MyRacePass.

Title Sponsor - Arctic Cat

About Arctic Cat:
For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

Presenting Sponsor - Mobil 1

About Mobil 1:
The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

Series Tire Sponsor - Hoosier Tire

About Hoosier Tire:
Hoosier Racing Tire is the official and exclusive tire supplier of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions! Hoosier Racing Tire is the largest manufacturer of racing tires in the world with distributors located both domestically and worldwide. Visit the brand new HoosierTire.com website for the best in hats, shirts and all Hoosier apparel. Receive special offers and stay up-to-date with their weekly promotions by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @HoosierTire

Main Event Contingency Award Sponsor - Daido Engine Bearings

About Daido:
Daido Metal produces Original Equipment automotive engine bearings for the most recognizable brands around the world and is also a leading producer of engine bearings in every other engine market from power sports to marine and off-highway heavy machinery. Daido is a leader in race engine bearings serving all major global race series and the race engine builder market, including the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. The same technology that has helped power winners at Daytona, Indy, Le Mans and Monte Carlo is used in every bearing made for stock block race engines across America. For more information, visit www.daidometal.com.

Fast Time Contingency Award Sponsor - Lincoln Electric

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

Hard Charger Contingency Sponsor - MSD Performance

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

Heat Race Sponsor - Ford Performance

About Ford Performance:
Ford's racing program is part of the Ford Performance organization based in Dearborn, Mich. It is responsible for major racing operations globally, including NASCAR (Monster Energy Cup Series, XFINITY Series, Camping World Truck Series), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, FIA World Endurance Championship, Chinese Touring Car Championship, Formula Drift, Formula Ford (Formula Four), and NHRA Funny Car and sportsman drag racing. In addition. The organization also oversees the development and marketing of Ford's racing engines and performance parts, as well as the outreach programs with all Ford Clubs and Ford enthusiasts. For more information regarding Ford racing's activities, please visit www.fordperformance.com, www.facebook/FordPerformance, Ford Performance on Instagram and @FordPerformance on Twitter.

Heat Race Sponsor - Hunt Brothers Pizza

About Hunt Brothers Pizza:
With more than 7,500 locations in 28 states, Hunt Brothers® Pizza is the nation's largest brand of made-to-order pizza in the convenience store industry. Perfect for today's on-the-go lifestyle, Hunt Brothers Pizza offers original and thin crust pizzas with All Toppings No Extra Charge®, Breakfast Pizza, Wings, and WingBites®. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Hunt Brothers Pizza is family owned and operated with more than 25 years of experience in offering all of the food products, marketing programs, equipment and training for convenience stores to operate their own turnkey pizza program.

Heat Race Sponsor - All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads

About All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads:
Since 1986, All Pro Cylinder Heads has successfully produced the absolute best small block Chevrolet, LS Gen 3 and W9RP Mopar cylinder heads available. Developed for top engine builders worldwide, the family owned business of Bob and Susie Williams is proud to manufacture all American made cylinder heads in Johnstown, Ohio. The dedicated staff at All Pro supplies powerful parts to a majority of champions in series such as the All Star Circuit of Champions, PA Posse, World of Outlaws, LSX Drag Radial, Off Road Baja 1000 and many more. All Pro is honored to serve the best customers in the business with the highest quality parts and Service possible. For more information, visit All Pro online at www.allproheads.com.

Dash Sponsor - JE Pistons

About JE Pistons:
With 70 years of experience, JE Pistons is the leader in forged racing pistons. JE offers the largest selection of off-the-shelf racing pistons for all popular engine combinations. JE also has the quickest lead time for custom pistons in the industry. In a rush? - JE offers expedited services that can complete your custom piston order in only five days. If you demand the highest quality American-made pistons for your race engine, call JE Pistons today, or visit online at www.jepistons.com.

Dash Sponsor – WIX Filters

About WIX Filters:
Since 1939, WIX Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Part of the MANN+HUMMEL family of brands, WIX's product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com or any of our social channels: Facebook Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.

Hot Laps Sponsor - State Water Heaters

About State Water Heaters:
In 1946, State Water Heaters was founded by Herbert Lindahl, Sr. as a small entrepreneurial company producing coal and wood-burning stoves in a garage in Nashville, Tennessee. In the years that followed, State expanded and became a leader in the water heating industry, through steadfast commitments to seeking new materials, new technology and innovative engineering techniques. When it comes to building durability into a product, nobody does it like State. Learn more at www.statewaterheaters.com.

B-Main Sponsor - Classic Ink USA Screenprinting & Embroidery

About Classic Ink USA:
Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery is constantly testing the limits of custom racewear and specialized embroidery. Headquartered in Western Pennsylvania, Classic Ink holds the highest standard, maximizing your return, as well as the ultimate customer satisfaction. From "Track Swag" fan wear to "Quick Crew" crew wear, Classic Ink has you covered. Their dedicated staff and graphic design team will be sure to keep your race team, and your fans, looking sharp on and off the racing surface. Contact Classic Ink USA Screenprinting and Embroidery today and get your race team ahead of the competition. Visit www.classicinkusa.com. That's Classic Ink; "at the track and on your back!"

Ohio Sprint Speedweek Sponsor- Cometic Gasket

About Cometic Gasket:
Cometic Gasket is the Official Gasket of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Cometic is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive Performance, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic gaskets are must-haves for championship-winning teams across the globe. Cometic Gaskets are proudly made in the USA. For more information, log on to www.cometic.com. Cometic Gasket. Sealing championships since 1989.

Official Television Partner: MAVTV Motorsports Network

About MAVTV Motorsports Network:
MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com

Driver's Meeting Sponsor - EMi

About EMi:
Beginner to professional, EMi equips race teams with chassis, components, and knowledge to win races. Building Sprint Cars, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, and Micros, EMi's dedicated sales and technical support staff are ready to assist you. Visit www.speedwaymotors.com/featured/eagle-motorsports to begin your #EMinent journey.

Radio Communications Partner - Racing Electronics

About Racing Electronics:
Racing Electronics is the worldwide leader in two-way communications equipment for motorsports drivers, teams, series, venues, and fans, as well as the exclusive provider of FanVision technology to NASCAR, NHRA and Red Bull Global Rallycross. Racing Electronics offers reliable, industry-tested equipment and best-in-class customer service throughout the motorsports industry. Founded in New Jersey in 1988, Racing Electronics has called Concord, N.C., home since 2005. For more information, visit www.racingelectronics.com.

Series Sponsor - Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts

About Elliott's:
Elliott's Custom Trailers & Carts, also carrying Haulmark Toter Homes, Bolt Trucks and Haulmark Trailers, is a full service facility carrying new and used trailers. Trailer lines available include United, Featherlite, Cobra, Intech, 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.

Series Sponsor - Kear's Speed Shop

About Kear's Speed Shop:
Kear's Speed Shop out of Tiffin, Ohio, has been in the racing business since 1969, serving teams all over the United States. For more information, visit Kear's Speed Shop live on the Web at www.kearsspeedshop.com, or call today at 419-448-9551.

Series Sponsor – Simpson Race Products

About Simpson:
Founded in 1959 and based in New Braunfels, TX, Simpson is the leading provider of critical motorsports safety equipment. Backed by best-in-class technical expertise, the Company has built a loyal following in the motorsports community among both professional and amateur drivers. Simpson's comprehensive selection of advanced safety products includes head and neck restraints, helmets, racing suits, seat belts, off road vehicle seats, window nets, parachutes, racing gloves and footwear. In addition to the respected Simpson brand, the Company portfolio includes the leading HANS brand of advanced head and neck restraints and Stilo racing and rally helmets and electronics.

Series Sponsor - Kistler Engines

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

Series Sponsor - Schoenfeld Headers

About Schoenfeld:
Founded in 1974 by Don Schoenfeld, Schoenfeld Headers is the world's largest manufacturer of circle-track headers, specializing in a variety of high-quality exhaust parts, including turn-downs, extensions, tubing bends and elbows, race mufflers, insert mufflers, mandrel bends, exhaust reducers, header gaskets, and more. Schoenfeld Headers is based in Van Buren, Arkansas. We truly make exhaust applications for anything with an engine. From mini sprints to sprint cars, midgets and late models, dirt or asphalt, all the way up through the world of truck and tractor pulling and marine as well. Schoenfeld has a system for your needs, including muscle and passenger cars. Schoenfeld Headers also has state of the art CNC bending and welding equipment, as well as a state of the art chassis dyno facility. Therefore, our quality and craftsmanship are second to none, making them the most popular name in racing headers. We remain committed to the Saturday night racer, providing the very best in “Performance, Quality, and Value”

Series Sponsor - Donovan Engineering

About Donovan Engineering:
Donovan Engineering Corporation has been making aluminum engine blocks since 1971 with the Donovan 417 which was based on the 1958 Chrysler 392 Hemi. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility has provided engine builders around the world with aluminum engine blocks based on the small block Chevy, big block Chevy, Model-D, and the 417 Hemi. For more information, please visit Donovan live on the Web at www.donovanengines.com.

Series Sponsor – Chalk Stix

About Chalk Stix:
Chalk Racing Products has taken pride in supplying racers and teams with premium quality racing products for the last 30+ years. Our climate-controlled facility stocks all of the products that are required to build a sprint car from the ground up. We can also order custom or unique products and have them shipped directly to the customer quickly and efficiently. We are constantly innovating new products that set high industry standards in the sprint car racing world and we take pride in every project that we pursue. With over 30 years of experience in the dirt track racing industry, a full service machine shop in house, and a great selection of stocked sprint car products, we have brought them all together to exceed the customer's every need.

Series Sponsor – Sharp Advantage Safety Products

About Sharp Advantage:
Sharp Advantage Safety Products specializes in building the most professional, custom-fit, high impact safe seat inserts that are designed to be used in a standard aluminum or carbon seat chosen from the manufacturer of your choice. We offer a knowledgeable staff that uses the latest and lightest materials to produce an insert that is made from high impact, energy absorbing, crushable foam, filling the void between the competitor and the seat. For more information, visit Sharp Advantage Safety Products online at www.sharpadvantagesafetyproducts.com.

Series Sponsor - Jake's Carts

About Jake's Carts:
Jake's Golf Carts, “America's Home for Custom Carts” is a proud golf cart provider for the Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions. Jake's has proudly supported both local and national dirt track racing for over 20 years. Did you know Jake's ship carts nationwide and offers financing for as low as 0%? If you are in the market for a golf cart give Jake's a call and mention the All-Star Circuit of Champions for a special racing discount or you can check them out at www.jakesgolfcarts.com.

Series Website – MyRacePass

About MyRacePass:
Celebrating their 10-year anniversary, MyRacePass has grown to become The Ultimate Racing Resource for any fan, driver, track, series or sponsor for grassroots motorsports. With over 400 organizations throughout the United States using MyRacePass, for Race Management and Promotions, fans and drivers have a one-stop shop to follow detailed information regarding certain race events. The new MyRacePass app, free to download on either Google Play or the App Store, is certainly one of the best resources for the avid motorsports enthusiast. Packed with event information, entry lists, event tickets, apparel, schedules, results, lineups, points standings and even Live Timing and Scoring, the MyRacePass app is your resource to follow your track or series. For more information about the new MyRacePass app, please visit www.MyRacePass.com/app. Follow MyRacePass via their website, www.MyRacePass.com as well as all the popular Social Media channels at MyRacePass. #TeamMRP #GetTheApp

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 Announces 2018 Schedule Changes

Millstream and McKean County events cancelled, Atomic, Attica, and Waynesfield add dates

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 12, 2018) - Since its initial release just before Thanksgiving, the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule has undergone a number of changes, one of which involving Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket.

All three previously scheduled events at Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Oh., have been cancelled. Despite the loss, two out of the three events have been replaced including the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale.

Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, already hosting the All Star Circuit of Champions twice in 2018 including the point-season opener on Friday, April 6, will host the Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale, paying $10,000, on Saturday, June 23. In total, the Atomic highbanks will feature All Star competition twice during Ohio Sprint Speedweek, first welcoming the All Stars on Wednesday, June 20. The Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale will be known as the Rick Ferkel Classic.

Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Oh., arguably one of the most exciting dirt ovals on the circuit, will get a second All Star Circuit of Champions date in 2018 replacing the cancelled Millstream Speedway appearance scheduled for Sunday, May 27. The added Waynesfield Raceway Park date will be known as the Bob Hampshire Classic.

Shane Helms will lead the promotion of both the Atomic Speedway Speedweek finale and the Waynesfield event on May 27.

“I appreciate the support of the Brad (McCown) and Greg (Shobe) on getting these events back on the schedule after cancelling our Millstream dates,” said Shane Helms. “I'm looking forward to both events in May and June. Thank you to everyone that has helped make this happen.”

The All Star visit to Millstream Speedway scheduled for Monday, September 3 - Labor Day - will not be replaced. Instead, Wayne County Speedway will utilize Monday night as a rain date for their annual Pete Jacobs Memorial program on Sunday, September 2.

As previously mentioned on social media, Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Oh., added an All Star Circuit of Champions program to their 2018 schedule, padding an already impressive Labor Day/Attica Ambush weekend slate with a second visit by the All Stars on Friday, August 31. The Friday night program, also awarding a $5,000 top prize, will act as the preamble for the highly anticipated Dirt Classic Ohio on Saturday, September 1.

Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pa., will utilize a rain date of Friday, June 1, for their event scheduled for Friday, May 4. If the rain date is needed, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will try to find a neighboring facility to schedule an event for Saturday, June 2.

The visit to McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pa., scheduled for Sunday, July 8, has also been removed from the schedule.

Forty-nine events remain on the 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 schedule, all accumulating points toward the 2018 All Star championship. Currently, 20 teams will be traveling full-time with “America's Series” during the upcoming season. With Florida events not accumulating points toward the overall Series championship, the Atomic Speedway visit on Friday, April 6, will officially kick-off the 2018 championship chase.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat: For more than 50 years, the Arctic Cat snowmobile brand has stood as one of the most widely recognized and respected in the industry. Today Arctic Cat's snowmobile product lines span more than 50 different models, with offerings for every style of riding, from trail-riding with the family, to long-distance touring with friends, to mountain sleds to handle the most severe backcountry conditions. For more information, visit: www.arcticcat.com.

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

About Mobil 1: The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Donny Schatz goes two-for-two with the All Stars at Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - For the second time in as many days, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner, officially sweeping All Star Circuit of Champions competition at Volusia Speedway Park during the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals.

Schatz’s route to victory on Thursday evening was just as impressive as the night before, ultimately diminishing a near-straightaway lead held by Chad Kemenah at the midpoint of the 30-lap program. The rally earned the now 18-time All Star winner another $5,000 payday, crossing under the final checkers by a margin of victory equaling 2.439 seconds over Kemenah and Kasey Kahne Racing’s Brad Sweet.

“We had an awesome race car,” said Donny Schatz, pilot of the Tony Stewart-Curb/Agajanian Racing, Textron Off Road-backed, No. 15. “It’s good to have Rick [Warner] here with us tonight. It feels good to have the entire team together. We are definitely hitting on all eight cylinders right now.”

Schatz started from the pole position and led the first eight circuits before feeling any pressure from those racing behind him. Kemenah, who started fourth on the main event grid, worked his way to the back bumper of the defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, eventually driving underneath Schatz as the pair battled through turns one and two on lap nine.

Even with lapped traffic starting to intensify, Kemenah powered to a commanding lead, jumping ahead by a near-straightaway advantage as the leaders raced passed the crossed flags. As the laps clicked down, Schatz started to come back to life, diminishing Kemenah’s advantage in traffic to less than a second by lap 22. By lap 25, Schatz was back in command, utilizing the topside of the speedway to cruise around Kemenah as the pair raced through turns one and two.

From that point forward, it was all Donny Schatz, rapidly gaining an advantage through traffic that stretched to nearly three seconds when the final checkers flew. Kemenah held on to finish second, followed by Brad Sweet, David Gravel, and Kyle Larson.

“I really didn’t know what to expect with the track. I was trying to play it cautious,” Schatz explained, who was weary about the reworked racing surface. “I didn’t want to go to the top until I knew it was going to hold me. I got to traffic and really couldn’t move around and that’s when [Chad Kemenah] got by us. By that time, I knew I had to bide my time and be patient with what the track was going to do. We ended up getting him back in traffic and that’s what it takes; being able to race through traffic like that. It definitely helped to be close to the front tonight.”

“Sometimes leading isn’t the place to be, I guess,” Chad Kemenah said, pilot of the Hunter Racing, Bonnell’s Rod Shop, No. 10H. “When you have to get beat by [Donny Schatz] it makes things a little bit better. The way I got around him was the same way I got beat. I just thought I had nothing to lose. I could see that he was hung up behind the lapped cars and I kinda held my breath and ended up getting around him. But when you get to traffic, you have to pick and choose the right lanes. Somebody that is that good behind you is probably going to pick the lane that you’re not in.”

“I had a good feeling before I left home,” Schatz continued. “My trainer said I was in ‘ass kickin’ mode’ so I want to thank him for that.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will not return to competition until Friday, April 6, when the Series invades Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. “America’s Series” last visited the southern Ohio highbanks on August 26 with the “Buckeye Bullet” Dave Blaney picking up the $10,000 top prize. It was Blaney’s first-ever All Star victory at Atomic Speedway, ultimately raising his Series win total to 48 since first visiting victory lane in 1983.

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

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Thursday, February 8: 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 32 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Donny Schatz - 14.167 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 13.814 seconds (3rd Quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Kasey Kahne All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Paul McMahan Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Donny Schatz Mobil 1 Heat #4: Kerry Madsen JE Pistons Dash #1: Donny Schatz Wix Filters Dash #2: Joey Saldana Classic Ink USA B-Main: Sheldon Haudenschild Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Donny Schatz MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: David Gravel [+5] (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.975; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 14.009; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 14.062; 4. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 14.085; 5. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.12; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 14.174; 7. 24-Rico Abreu, 14.228; 8. 40-George Hobaugh, 14.451

Group (B) 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.759; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.888; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.929; 4. 26-Joey Saldana, 14.124; 5. 19-Brent Marks, 14.321; 6. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 14.468; 7. 17-Caleb Helms, 14.49; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.703

Group ( C ) 1. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.822; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 13.868; 3. 5-David Gravel, 13.884; 4. 15-Donny Schatz, 14; 5. 83-Cory Eliason, 14.208; 6. 2-Shane Stewart, 14.311; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 14.345; 8. 51-John Garvin, 14.571

Group (D) 1. 21-Brian Brown, 13.66; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.814; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.891; 4. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.915; 5. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.94; 6. 44-Trey Starks, 14.007; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich, 14.509; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 99.991

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 4K-Kasey Kahne [1]; 2. 1K-Kyle Larson [4]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 4. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 5. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 6. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 7. 24-Rico Abreu [7]; 8. 40-George Hobaugh [8]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 5. 19-Brent Marks [5]; 6. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [7]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 5-David Gravel [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 83-Cory Eliason [5]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [7]; 7. 2-Shane Stewart [6]; 8. 51-John Garvin [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [6]; 7. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5]; 2. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [3]; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson [4]; 5. 5-David Gravel [1]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 26-Joey Saldana [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 3. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [3]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [6]; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 8. 51-John Garvin [10]; 9. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 10. 2-Shane Stewart [7]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [1]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [5]; 4. 5-David Gravel [9]; 5. 1K-Kyle Larson [7]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 7. 26-Joey Saldana [2]; 8. 13-Paul McMahan [3]; 9. 27-Greg Hodnett [11]; 10. 49X-Tim Shaffer [14]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 12. 9-Daryn Pittman [13]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [15]; 14. 4K-Kasey Kahne [10]; 15. 19-Brent Marks [19]; 16. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [16]; 17. 83-Cory Eliason [18]; 18. 14-Tony Stewart [17]; 19. 70-Dave Blaney [22]; 20. 4-Parker Price-Miller [23]; 21. 44-Trey Starks [24]; 22. 7K-Cale Conley [12]; 23. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 24. 48-Danny Dietrich [20] Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz [1-8], Chad Kemenah [9-24], Donny Schatz [25-30]

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

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

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:

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

About Mobil 1:

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Donny Schatz charges from 12th to win at Volusia Speedway Park

DIRTcar Nationals action continues later today

BARBERVILLE, Fla. (February 8, 2018) - Mounting an impressive hard charge to the front, Fargo, North Dakota’s Donny Schatz led the final nine circuits on Wednesday evening to claim $5,000 during the opening night of the sprint car segment of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park.

The victory, Schatz’s eighth during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 competition at the Barberville half-mile, occurred in fantastic fashion, advancing forward from 12th on the feature grid during a non-stop 30-lapper to cross under the final checkers 1.079 seconds ahead of Kasey Kahne Racing's Brad Sweet and CJB Motorsports’ David Gravel.

“These guys did a great job,” Schatz explained, pilot of the Textron Off Road, Ford Performance-backed, No. 15. “This team has been strong for a long time. It feels good to get that first win out of the way. We wish Rick [Warner] could be here tonight. Maybe at the end of the week he will be. He does so much for this race team. We’re glad to get it done for him tonight.”

Wasting little time, Schatz advanced into a top-five position as early as lap nine, soon challenging six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah, and Brad Sweet for the point position. The defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion solidified the runner-up spot by lap 13, then setting his focus on race leader, Brad Sweet, who led all but one lap during the first 21 circuits of the 30-lap program. Schatz made his first official bid for the top spot on lap 22 and made it stick, ultimately driving underneath Sweet at the entrance of turn one and surviving a drag race down the backstretch and into the entrance of turn three.

“I don’t know that we got as close as it looked,” Schatz explained. “It may have looked close to the fans, but Brad [Sweet] and I had a few city blocks between us. The track locked down and I didn’t really expect it to lock down that quick. If I would have been in a different position when it did lock down, I would have been in trouble. I was really struggling at the end. It’s just the way some days are. The dynamics of the dirt are always changing.”

“When the track gets rubber like that, when you get caught one lane out it feels like ice, but if you are in the groove then it feels like there are spikes in your tires. Unfortunately, I slipped out of the groove and it cost us,” Brad Sweet explained. “We got better and better and better every time we hit the track tonight. This is a new team with a new crew chief. We were searching around a little bit trying to find the perfect balance for this Napa Auto Parts, No. 49 car.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will conclude their 2018 Florida invasion with a second and final appearance at Volusia Speedway Park on February 8, wrapping up the two-day All Star segment of the five-day sprint car stretch of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Thursday’s start will raise the All Star appearance total to 88 at the Barberville, Fla., venue continuing a tradition that dates back to February 15, 1983.

Volusia Speedway Park will open pit gates at 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 8. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m. followed by engine heat at 5:30 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit DIRTcar Nationals live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Volusia Speedway Park - Wednesday, February 7: 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brian Brown - 13.289 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Danny Dietrich - 13.570 seconds (6th Quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: David Gravel All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Kyle Larson Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Kerry Madsen Mobil 1 Heat #4: Chad Kemenah JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah Wix Filters Dash #2: Brad Sweet Classic Ink USA B-Main: Kasey Kahne Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Donny Schatz MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Donny Schatz [+11] (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.38; 2. 5-David Gravel, 13.461; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 13.57; 4. 24-Rico Abreu, 13.575; 5. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.627; 6. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.885; 7. 822-Ryan Price, 14.327; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett, 99.99; 9. 40-George Hobaugh, 99.991

Group (B) 1. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.47; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.472; 3. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.581; 4. 1K-Kyle Larson, 13.657; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.734; 6. 83-Cory Eliason, 13.74; 7. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.761; 8. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.824; 9. 51-John Garvin, 14.18

Group ( C ) 1. 21-Brian Brown, 13.413; 2. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.584; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 13.601; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.724; 5. 4K-Kasey Kahne, 13.7316; 6. 18-Ian Madsen, 13.732; 7. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.774; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 13.8

Group (D) 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.663; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.678; 3. 14-Tony Stewart, 13.829; 4. 19-Brent Marks, 13.883; 5. 26-Joey Saldana, 13.959; 6. 44-Trey Starks, 13.997; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.663; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 99.993

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 5-David Gravel [3]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [4]; 4. 24-Rico Abreu [1]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [6]; 6. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 7. 40-George Hobaugh [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 1K-Kyle Larson [1]; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [3]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [2]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [4]; 5. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 6. 83-Cory Eliason [6]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 9. 51-John Garvin [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen [2]; 2. 21-Brian Brown [4]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 5. 18-Ian Madsen [6]; 6. 9-Daryn Pittman [7]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]; 8. 4K-Kasey Kahne [5]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [1]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 5. 26-Joey Saldana [5]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [6]; 7. 5M-Max Stambaugh [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 3. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 4. 2-Shane Stewart [3]; 5. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 2. 1K-Kyle Larson [1]; 3. 21-Brian Brown [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 5-David Gravel [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 4K-Kasey Kahne [2]; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [6]; 3. 83-Cory Eliason [3]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 7. 4-Parker Price-Miller [10]; 8. 5M-Max Stambaugh [8]; 9. 51-John Garvin [11]; 10. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 11. 40-George Hobaugh [9]; 12. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [12]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 15-Donny Schatz [12]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 5-David Gravel [10]; 4. 41-Jason Johnson [5]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 6. 2M-Kerry Madsen [8]; 7. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 8. 19-Brent Marks [13]; 9. 1K-Kyle Larson [4]; 10. 70-Dave Blaney [11]; 11. 21-Brian Brown [6]; 12. 49X-Tim Shaffer [18]; 13. 2-Shane Stewart [7]; 14. 11K-Kraig Kinser [19]; 15. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [9]; 16. 18-Ian Madsen [17]; 17. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [22]; 18. 9-Daryn Pittman [24]; 19. 26-Joey Saldana [20]; 20. 4K-Kasey Kahne [21]; 21. 24-Rico Abreu [14]; 22. 14-Tony Stewart [16]; 23. 83-Cory Eliason [23]; 24. 13-Paul McMahan [15] Lap Leaders: Brad Sweet [1-11], Chad Kemenah [12], Brad Sweet [13-21], Donny Schatz [22-30]

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

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

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:

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

About Mobil 1:

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Sheldon Haudenschild goes wire-to-wire against All Stars to claim Bubba Army Winter Nationals finale at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Fla. (February 3, 2018) - For the first time in his career, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild is a winner in the state of Florida, this time earning $5,000 against the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 during the third and final night of Bubba Army Winter Nationals competition at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala. The victory raises Haudenschild’s win total to 17 with “America’s Series,” crossing under the final checkers with the “Madman” Kerry Madsen and defending All Star Circuit of Champions champion, Chad Kemenah, in tow.

“That was a blast tonight,” Sheldon Haudenschild said, pilot of the Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing entry. “To get through the first week with this NOS Energy, Stenhouse Jr./Marshall Racing team feels good. They’ve been killing it and we’re having a lot of fun. That is what matters in the end.”

Haudenschild survived a pair of cautions and multiple waves of heavy traffic during his campaign at the front of the running order. Despite traffic, Haudenschild never faltered, extending his advantage to nearly three seconds by the midpoint of the 30-lap program. By the time caution flags flew for the first time on lap 17, Haudenschild’s advantage was over five seconds.

“I knew to get to lapped traffic in a hurry,” Haudenschild explained. “You just have to be careful and get through them really fast. It is definitely tough especially with how narrow turn four gets. I had to take a chance there a couple of times with lapped cars. Luckily it all worked out.”

Caution flags appeared for the second and final time on lap 22 once again erasing a commanding two second lead for the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year. The final nine circuits proved to be no distraction for Haudenschild, eventually crossing under the final checkers with a near-two second lead over Kerry Madsen and Chad Kemenah.

“I knew [Kerry Madsen] and [Tim Shaffer] were going to be fast because they’ve been fast all week,” Haudenschild continued. “To beat guys like that feels really good. I wanted to be fast this week and I knew we would be. This team has really good equipment and it is filled with great crew guys. We were able to put it all together.”

Earning a second consecutive runner-up finish aboard the Jackson Nationals, No. 2, the “Madman” Kerry Madsen climbed ahead from sixth on the main event grid, charging to fourth by lap ten before utilizing each of the main event restarts to advance into third and eventually second.

“I’m a little disappointed for us,” Kerry Madsen said. “I think we could have been up there and challenging a little bit harder. We got close at the end, but the laps burned out pretty quick and we ran out of time. Regardless, it was a good run for the team. I want to send out a special thanks to the team and everyone back at the shop.”

For his second MSD Performance Hard Charger Award in three days, Hunter Racing’s Chad Kemenah picked up 13 positions during the All Star Circuit of Champions finale at Bubba Raceway Park, driving forward from 16th on the feature grid to finish third.

“I had a little driver error there during qualifying that put us behind,” Chad Kemenah explained. “I hated to see that last caution there toward the end. I needed the lapped cars and lapped traffic if I was going to get to the guys ahead of us. We’re not going to complain. This is a really good car and a really good team. We’ll head over to Volusia [Speedway Park] and see how we go.”

With three nights of Bubba Army Winter Nationals competition in the books, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will turn their attention due east and travel across Route 40 for a two-race stint at Volusia Speedway Park. Located approximately 45 minutes west of Daytona Beach, Volusia Speedway Park will host the All Star Circuit of Champions on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8, officially kicking-off the five-day sprint car portion of the 47th Annual DIRTcar Nationals.

Volusia Speedway Park will open pit gates at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5 p.m. followed by engine heat at 5:30 p.m., sharp. Those seeking more news and notes should visit the DIRTcar Nationals live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com. An open practice for all sprint car competitors will be conducted on Tuesday evening, February 6.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Saturday, February 3: 7th Annual Winter Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Kerry Madsen - 13.484 Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Parker Price-Miller - 11.773 (2nd Quick) Ford Performance Heat #1: Paul McMahan All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tyler Clem Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cale Conley Mobil 1 Heat #4: Tim Shaffer JE Pistons Dash #1: Sheldon Haudenschild Wix Filters Dash #2: Parker Price-Miller Classic Ink USA B-Main: Coleman Gulick Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (3rd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah [+13] (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A) 1. M1-Mark Smith, 12.596; 2. 70-Dave Blaney, 13.065; 3. 45-Trevor Baker, 13.162; 4. 13-Paul McMahan, 13.237; 5. 7J-Joe Swanson, 13.308; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.375; 7. 40H-George Hobaugh, 13.662; 8. 40-Mark Imler, 13.822; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard, 13.926

Group (B) 1. 21-Carson Short, 12.276; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.36; 3. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.648; 4. 14T-Tyler Clem, 12.649; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.748; 6. 51-John Garvin, 12.813; 7. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.982; 8. 1P-Curtis Evans, 13.084; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore, 13.596

Group ( C ) 1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.32; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.37; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.435; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.528; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.707; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.925; 7. 44-Trey Starks, 13.233; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.18

Group (D) 1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.581; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.773; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett, 11.872; 4. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.891; 5. 14G-Coleman Gulick, 12.195; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.305; 7. 4X-Danny Smith, 12.324; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.328

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 13-Paul McMahan [1]; 2. 45-Trevor Baker [2]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [6]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [3]; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson [5]; 7. 40H-George Hobaugh [7]; 8. 40-Mark Imler [8]; 9. 49H-Bradley Howard [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 14T-Tyler Clem [1]; 2. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 21-Carson Short [4]; 5. 5M-Max Stambaugh [5]; 6. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 7. 51-John Garvin [6]; 8. 1P-Curtis Evans [8]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [9]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [1]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 7. 44-Trey Starks [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 5. 4X-Danny Smith [7]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [8]; 7. 14G-Coleman Gulick [5]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 14T-Tyler Clem [2]; 3. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [4]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [4]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 14G-Coleman Gulick [1]; 2. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [5]; 4. 51-John Garvin [7]; 5. 40H-George Hobaugh [9]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [8]; 7. 40-Mark Imler [11]; 8. 1P-Curtis Evans [10]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [4]; 10. 1080-Jordan Mackison [2]; 11. 7J-Joe Swanson [6]; 12. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 13. 91-Anthony Fiore [13]; 14. 49H-Bradley Howard [14]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [6]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [16]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 6. 13-Paul McMahan [7]; 7. 14T-Tyler Clem [3]; 8. 27-Greg Hodnett [5]; 9. M1-Mark Smith [13]; 10. 48-Danny Dietrich [8]; 11. 14-Tony Stewart [11]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [12]; 13. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [15]; 14. 5M-Max Stambaugh [18]; 15. 17-Caleb Helms [23]; 16. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [22]; 17. 21-Carson Short [14]; 18. 7K-Cale Conley [10]; 19. 4X-Danny Smith [17]; 20. 14G-Coleman Gulick [21]; 21. 45-Trevor Baker [9]; 22. 51-John Garvin [24]; 23. 2C-Wayne Johnson [19]; 24. 70-Dave Blaney [20] Lap Leaders: Sheldon Haudenschild [1-30]

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

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

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:

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

About Mobil 1:

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Tim Shaffer edges Kerry Madsen to win night two of Bubba Army Winter Nationals

OCALA, Fla. (February 2, 2018) - The “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer made the most of his front row starting position on Friday night, eventually leading all 30 circuits around Bubba Raceway Park to claim his first Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the season. The pilot of the Rudzik Excavating, No. 49X earned $5,000 for his efforts, edging out the “Madman” Kerry Madsen for the 61st victory of his career against the All Star Circuit of Champions.

“This is great for the Rudzik team,” Shaffer said, a four-time All Star champion from 2009 to 2012. “Everyone works so hard back at the shop. That hard work makes all of this happen. This is what makes all of their hard work fun.”

Shaffer started from the outside-pole position and earned the early advantage, racing by the flagstand for the first time with Tyler Clem and Sheldon Haudenschild in tow. The Aliquippa, Pa., native maintained a quick pace at the front of the running order until caution flags appeared for the first time on lap nine. Unfortunately for Clem and Haudenschild, the caution flag was the result of their misfortune, each collected by a stopped lapped car.

Green flag conditions soon returned with Shaffer resuming his campaign at the front of the running order. With Clem and Haudenschild out, it was Sunbury, Pennsylvania’s Mark Smith inheriting the runner-up position, followed closely by New York native, Coleman Gulick, and Kerry Madsen.

While Shaffer controlled the point, pushing his advantage to nearly two seconds even with traffic coming back into play as early as lap 14, it was Madsen who was attracting the attention, driving by Gulick on lap 11 and eventually squeezing under Mark Smith on lap 20. On lap 21, caution flags appeared for the second and final time once again erasing Shaffer’s advantage.

With rubber starting to come into play around the bottom of the speedway, it was obvious that Shaffer had the edge despite Madsen’s speed. Madsen followed Shaffer back to green on lap 21 and raced on the tail tank of the familiar No. 49X for the next nine circuits. Once again, traffic came into the picture but this time acting as a roadblock around the thin lane of rubbered-up racing surface. Madsen made a few attempts to squeeze under Shaffer, but the attempts failed. The “Steel City Outlaw” prevailed for his third All Star Circuit of Champions victory at Bubba Raceway Park.

“I tried to get out of line and get around the lapped car on the front stretch, but I had to duck back in line,” Shaffer explained. “You just have to be patient. Last night I wasn’t patient and it cost us. To come back tonight and win is just awesome for this team. This is a Rider Engine and it is running great. The first win is always the hardest to get. To get a win this early will really help us the rest of the year. It is a building tool for the team.”

Kerry Madsen chased Shaffer to the line, followed by Mark Smith, Coleman Gulick, and Paul McMahan.

“I did think about trying to squeeze under [Tim Shaffer] a few times, but I thought I better get on the brakes because I didn’t want to take him out,” Madsen explained, pilot of the GoMuddy.com, No. 2. “I tried to keep him honest right there at the end and be right up his bum. If he had a slip, I was going to get right in there. We had a good run. I’m happy for this team. Second run of the year and we got a top-two. I’m happy with that.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will end their three-day visit to Ocala, Fla., on Saturday, February 3, with a third and final appearance at Bubba Raceway Park. “America’s Series” will battle for a $5,000 top prize during the final leg of their Winter Nationals campaign, successfully wrapping up the first segment of their Florida invasion. The All Stars will return to competition on Wednesday evening, February 7, at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida.

On Saturday, February 3, starting times will move ahead one hour at Bubba Raceway Park with the All Star drivers meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes, such as general admission gate times and ticket prices, should visit Bubba Raceway Park live on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park - Friday, February 2:
7th Annual Winter Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 34 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Sheldon Haudenschild - 12.209 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Chad Kemenah - 11.944 seconds (2nd Quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1:Tyler Clem
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Coleman Gulick
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tim Shaffer
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Sheldon Haudenschild
JE Pistons Dash #1: Tyler Clem
Wix Filters Dash #2: Tim Shaffer
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Trevor Baker
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner:Tim Shaffer
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Steve Buckwalter [+10]
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.944; 2. M1-Mark Smith, 11.987; 3. 14T-Tyler Clem, 12.062; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 12.121; 5. 51-John Garvin, 12.1267; 6. 7K-Cale Conley, 12.1268; 7. 4X-Danny Smith, 12.186; 8. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.364; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.614

Group (B)
1. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.848; 2. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.159; 3. 14G-Coleman Gulick, 12.161; 4. 21-Carson Short, 12.188; 5. 13-Paul McMahan, 12.25; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 12.282; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.579; 8. 1P-Curtis Evans, 12.658; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.668

Group ( C )
1. 14-Tony Stewart, 12.055; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 12.076; 3. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 12.082; 4. 44-Trey Starks, 12.524; 5. 70-Dave Blaney, 12.68; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson, 12.843; 7. 40-Mark Imler, 13.159; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 14.161

Group (D)
1. 48-Danny Dietrich, 12.067; 2. 24-Rico Abreu, 12.304; 3. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 12.317; 4. 40H-George Hobaugh, 12.352; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.454; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett, 12.645; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.835; 8. 91-Anthony Fiore, 12.99

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14T-Tyler Clem [2]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [3]; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 10H-Chad Kemenah [4]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [6]; 6. 4X-Danny Smith [7]; 7. 17-Caleb Helms [8]; 8. 51-John Garvin [5]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 14G-Coleman Gulick [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [4]; 3. 21-Carson Short [1]; 4. 13-Paul McMahan [5]; 5. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [3]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [6]; 7. 2C-Wayne Johnson [7]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 9. 1P-Curtis Evans [8]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 14-Tony Stewart [4]; 4. 44-Trey Starks [1]; 5. 70-Dave Blaney [5]; 6. 7J-Joe Swanson [6]; 7. 40-Mark Imler [7]; 8. 33-Brent Matus [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 48-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [6]; 5. 91-Anthony Fiore [8]; 6. 45-Trevor Baker [5]; 7. 40H-George Hobaugh [1]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [7]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 14T-Tyler Clem [4]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 3. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [3]; 5. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1]; 2. M1-Mark Smith [3]; 3. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [4]; 4. 14-Tony Stewart [5]; 5. 14G-Coleman Gulick [2]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 2. 4X-Danny Smith [2]; 3. 51-John Garvin [1]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [3]; 5. 40H-George Hobaugh [6]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [8]; 7. 7J-Joe Swanson [5]; 8. 49H-Bradley Howard [11]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 10. 17-Caleb Helms [7]; 11. 1080-Jordan Mackison [13]; 12. 1P-Curtis Evans [14]; 13. 40-Mark Imler [9]; 14. 33-Brent Matus [12]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 4. 14G-Coleman Gulick [10]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [14]; 6. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [16]; 8. 48-Danny Dietrich [7]; 9. 14-Tony Stewart [8]; 10. 4-Parker Price-Miller [9]; 11. 24-Rico Abreu [13]; 12. 7K-Cale Conley [17]; 13. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [18]; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [24]; 15. 14T-Tyler Clem [1]; 16. 91-Anthony Fiore [20]; 17. 5M-Max Stambaugh [11]; 18. 70-Dave Blaney [19]; 19. 21-Carson Short [12]; 20. 44-Trey Starks [15]; 21. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 22. 51-John Garvin [23]; 23. 45-Trevor Baker [21]; 24. 4X-Danny Smith [22] Lap Leaders: Tim Shaffer [1-30]

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

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

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:

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

About Mobil 1:

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

Chad Kemenah hard charges from 17th to win 2018 Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 opener at Bubba Raceway Park

OCALA, Fla. (February 1, 2018) - Six-time and defending Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 titlist, Chad Kemenah, kicked-off his 2018 campaign in a big way, not only scoring the All Star Circuit of Champions season opener at Bubba Raceway Park worth $5,000, but doing so from the inside of row nine.

Kemenah, pilot of the familiar, DKW Transport and Bonnell’s Rod Shop-backed, Hunter Racing entry, advanced sixteen positions during his charge to the front of the field, ultimately withstanding a competitive field and ten cautions, two of which resulting in open red flags, to earn a 34th-career All Star victory; his first ever in the Sunshine State. Kemenah’s efforts also earned him the MSD Performance Hard Charger Award.

“Smoke” Tony Stewart finished second during the All Star opener at the Ocala, Fla., venue, followed by Dave Blaney, Parker Price-Miller, who led the first 21 circuits before giving up the top spot, and Carson Short.

“We were really consistent the last two years, so I hope this is a sign because I need to win more,” Chad Kemenah said in Bubba Raceway Park victory lane. “Starting that far back and working to the front says a lot about our efforts in the winter time. My brother, his wife, and Luke are always working in the shop. Rob and Rita Hunter just give us what we need to compete and compete competitively, anywhere we go. That’s all we can ask for.”

By the midpoint of the 30-lap program, Kemenah was racing within the top-five, soon pressuring those battling for podium positions just in front of him including Dave Blaney, Tony Stewart, and race leader, Parker Price-Miller. A caution on lap 20 would give Kemenah another prime opportunity to advance, ultimately driving by Dave Blaney and Tony Stewart on the ensuing restart, all while utilizing the bottom of the speedway.

Two circuits later, Kemenah was pressuring Price-Miller for the top spot. Despite leading over half of the main event, and surviving six cautions during the first 20 circuits including three consecutive that plagued the initial start, Price-Miller’s efforts soon wore out, eventually surrendering the point position to Kemenah at the exit of turn four on lap 22.

“When my brother came out during the [open] red, he asked me what I thought,” Kemenah continued. “I told him I felt good. I just needed to bide my time because there were cars everywhere. The race track was beautiful. The mechanic did his job and all I had to do was drive it.”

Even with four more cautions halting his momentum, a pair on lap 23 and another pair on lap 27, Kemenah was invincible, stretching his final margin of victory to 3.067 seconds despite the race ending with a small string of only four consecutive laps.

“I'm not sure anyone was going to have anything for those guys,” Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, said of Chad Kemenah. “We just needed things to go green for a little while longer. I’m proud of my guys. I think this team has gained a lot over the winter. I feel really good about how things got started.”

“This really says what my team is about,” Chad Kemenah added. “We never quit.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will continue the 2018 season with another round of Winter Nationals competition at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, February 2.

Bubba Raceway Park will open pit gates at 9 a.m. during the next two days of Winter Nationals competition. The mandatory All Star drivers meeting scheduled for Friday, February 2, will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. followed by hot laps at 6:45.

On Saturday, February 3, starting times will move ahead one hour with the All Star drivers meeting scheduled for 4:30 p.m. followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 p.m., sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes such as general admission gate times and ticket prices should visit Bubba Raceway Park on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Bubba Raceway Park- Thursday, February 1:
7th Annual Winter Nationals
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 35 Entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Parker Price-Miller - 12.025 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ian Madsen - 11.392 seconds (NTR)
Ford Performance Heat #1:Carson Short
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Mark Smith
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3:Cale Conley
Mobil 1 Heat #4: Paul McMahan
JE Pistons Dash #1: Parker Price-Miller
Wix Filters Dash #2: Tony Stewart
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Sheldon Haudenschild
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah [+16]
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

Group (A)
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.475; 2. 27-Greg Hodnett, 11.703; 3. 17-Caleb Helms, 11.766; 4. 21-Carson Short, 11.835; 5. 44-Trey Starks, 11.956; 6. 91-Anthony Fiore, 11.98; 7. 51-John Garvin, 12.013; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson, 12.323; 9. 40-Mark Imler, 12.399

Group (B)
1. 24-Rico Abreu, 11.474; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen, 11.509; 3. 48-Danny Dietrich, 11.653; 4. M1-Mark Smith, 11.718; 5. 45-Trevor Baker, 11.994; 6. 49H-Bradley Howard, 12.153; 7. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.321; 8. 1P-Curtis Evans, 12.35; 9. 40H-George Hobaugh, 12.601

Group ( C )
1. 70-Dave Blaney, 11.521; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 11.591; 3. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.663; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 11.802; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 11.813; 6. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.836; 7. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 11.841; 8. 5W-Lucas Wolfe, 12.02; 9. 4X-Danny Smith, 12.148

Group (D)
1. 18-Ian Madsen, 11.392; 2. 14T-Tyler Clem, 11.531; 3. 13-Paul McMahan, 11.728; 4. 14-Tony Stewart, 11.858; 5. 14G-Coleman Gulick, 11.895; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson, 12.149; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.487; 8. 33-Brent Matus, 13.08

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 21-Carson Short [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [2]; 4. 27-Greg Hodnett [3]; 5. 44-Trey Starks [5]; 6. 51-John Garvin [7]; 7. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 8. 7J-Joe Swanson [8]; 9. 40-Mark Imler [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. M1-Mark Smith [1]; 2. 2M-Kerry Madsen [3]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [4]; 4. 48-Danny Dietrich [2]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [7]; 6. 1P-Curtis Evans [8]; 7. 49H-Bradley Howard [6]; 8. 40H-George Hobaugh [9]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [5]

Heat #3 - Group (C) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [2]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [3]; 3. 5M-Max Stambaugh [1]; 4. 70-Dave Blaney [4]; 5. 10H-Chad Kemenah [5]; 6. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 7. 4X-Danny Smith [9]; 8. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [7]; 9. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer
1. 13-Paul McMahan [2]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [1]; 3. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 4. 14G-Coleman Gulick [5]; 5. 2C-Wayne Johnson [6]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [8]; 8. 14T-Tyler Clem [3]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 4-Parker Price-Miller [2]; 2. 21-Carson Short [1]; 3. 24-Rico Abreu [3]; 4. 2M-Kerry Madsen [5]; 5. 13-Paul McMahan [4]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 2. 18-Ian Madsen [1]; 3. M1-Mark Smith [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [5]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [2]; 2. 51-John Garvin [3]; 3. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 4. 14T-Tyler Clem [1]; 5. 4X-Danny Smith [7]; 6. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [10]; 7. 5W-Lucas Wolfe [14]; 8. 1P-Curtis Evans [4]; 9. 91-Anthony Fiore [6]; 10. 40H-George Hobaugh [12]; 11. 33-Brent Matus [9]; 12. 7J-Joe Swanson [11]; 13. 40-Mark Imler [15]; 14. 49H-Bradley Howard [8]; 15. 45-Trevor Baker [13]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [17]; 2. 14-Tony Stewart [2]; 3. 70-Dave Blaney [13]; 4. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1]; 5. 21-Carson Short [3]; 6. 2C-Wayne Johnson [19]; 7. 27-Greg Hodnett [15]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [23]; 9. 17S-Sheldon Haudenschild [21]; 10. 17-Caleb Helms [11]; 11. M1-Mark Smith [6]; 12. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 13. 2M-Kerry Madsen [7]; 14. 13-Paul McMahan [9]; 15. 44-Trey Starks [18]; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich [14]; 17. 14T-Tyler Clem [24]; 18. 5M-Max Stambaugh [12]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [4]; 20. 51-John Garvin [22]; 21. 14G-Coleman Gulick [16]; 22. 1080-Jordan Mackison [20]; 23. 49X-Tim Shaffer [8]; 24. 7K-Cale Conley [10] Lap Leaders: Parker Price-Miller [1-21]; Chad Kemenah [22-30].

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

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

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:

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

About Mobil 1:

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

An All Star lineup set to return to the Sunshine State;
Five-race Florida visit to award minimum $10,000 point fund

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 29, 2018) - Celebrating four seasons under the ownership of three-time NASCAR Cup champion, Tony Stewart, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1™ will enter the new year boasting a schedule comprised of 55 events at 36 different facilities. “America’s Series” will crisscross much of the Northeast and Midwest during their upcoming travels, visiting dirt ovals in nine different states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, New York, and Wisconsin, all after a five-race stint in sunny, northern Florida.

Like years prior, Tony Stewart’s traveling All Stars will begin the new year with action in the Sunshine State, highlighting the lone trip south of the Mason-Dixon Line with three appearances during Bubba Raceway Park’s 7th Annual Winter Nationals on February 1-3, followed by a pair of DIRTcar Nationals starts at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8.

As an added bonus to all full-time, All Star Circuit of Champions teams making the journey to Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park, a point fund, made possible by Panini America, the Official Trading Card Partner of NASCAR, will be distributed amongst the top-15, full-time, All Star Circuit of Champions teams entered for action during the entire Florida swing.

“We are honored to partner with Tony and the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 for their southern swing to Florida this week,” said Mark Warsop, CEO at Panini America, the Official Trading Card Partner of NASCAR. “While we produce trading cards across multiple sports, we are also sports enthusiasts, whether it be motorsports, football, basketball, soccer or baseball. We are truly excited for the opportunity to sponsor the points fund. Best of luck to all of the drivers and teams as they compete over the next two weekends.”

To be eligible for the Panini America point fund, participating teams must be committed, full-time travelers with the All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018 and must participate in all All Star events in the state of Florida. If all five events are conducted, the overall point fund will equal $15,000; $3,750 reserved for the champion. Acknowledging the risk for inclement weather, if only four of the five scheduled events are conducted, the overall point fund will decrease to $12,500 with $3,125 being awarded to the overall champion. Three events or less will guarantee a $10,000 point fund with $2,500 awarded to the champion.

Points accumulated in Florida will not count toward the 2018 All Star Circuit of Champions championship standings, nor the 2018 year-end Series point fund.

Expected to lead the All Star charge into Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park is six-time and defending All Star champion, Chad Kemenah. The pilot of the familiar Hunter Racing, No. 10H entry will enter his 2018 Florida campaign fresh off of a championship season with the All Star Circuit of Champions, now tied with Hartford, Ohio’s Dale Blaney for the most all-time. Kemenah sealed his 2017 title run with a display of consistency; 37 top-ten finishes in 48 main event starts, also claiming victories at Atomic Speedway, Mercer Raceway Park, and 34 Raceway.

Presumably, full-time All Star competitors expected to join Chad Kemenah during action in Florida include Findlay, Ohio, native and the 2017 Pete Jacobs Memorial champion, Caleb Helms; former All Star champion and Aliquippa, Pa., native, Tim Shaffer; Shreve, Ohio’s Trevor Baker; the 2017 All Star “Rookie of the Year,” Max Stambaugh; Vienna, W. Va., native, Cale Conley; the third generation duo of Hunter and Jordan Mackison; Dave Blaney in Pete Grove’s Premier Motorsports entry; 2017 All Star “Rookie of the Year” contender, John Garvin; Clute, Texas, native, Aaron Reutzel; and 74-time All Star winner, the “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana.

In addition, many of the nation’s finest will join the All Star Circuit of Champions during competition in the Sunshine State. Drivers expected to challenge “Amercia’s Series” during all five events in Florida include St. Helena, Calif., native and former Chili Bowl Nationals champion, Rico Abreu; defending Central PA Sprint Series champion, Danny Dietrich; 2017 World of Outlaws “Rookie of the Year,” Sheldon Haudenschild; 2017 Knoxville Raceway Track Champion, Ian Madsen; former Williams Grove Speedway National Open champion, Greg Hodnett; and three-time NASCAR Cup champion, “Smoke” Tony Stewart.

“I want to welcome the race fans, as well as the race teams, back to Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park. It has been a longstanding tradition to kick off the All Star season in Florida and I’m thrilled that we get the opportunity to continue just that,” Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, said. “For some, the offseason can be long, so this is a perfect opportunity to escape the winter cold and head for warmer temperatures. What better way to start a season than Florida in February.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions have made 28 prior appearances at Bubba Raceway Park dating back to February 9, 1991. The “Madman” Kerry Madsen, who won one of the three main events conducted in 2017, owns the most All Star victories (five) at the Ocala oval, followed by defending World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series champion, Donny Schatz. Schatz owns four victories at Bubba Raceway Park during All Star competition, most recently scoring back-to-back wins during the 2017 Winter Nationals.

Dominating the All Star win list at Volusia Speedway Park, Dover, Missouri’s Danny Lasoski has tamed the half-mile on 16 different occasions throughout his career, over double the amount of victories attained by Donny Schatz who is second on the All Star Volusia win list with seven. The “Brownsburg Bullet” Joey Saldana has earned five All Star victories at Volusia, followed by Dale Blaney with four triumphs. Despite conquering the win list, Lasoski has not visited victory lane at Volusia Speedway Park with the All Stars since February 15, 2012.

Bubba Raceway Park will open pit gates at 9:00 am during all three days of Winter Nationals competition. A mandatory All Star drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, February 1-2, followed by hot laps at 6:45.

On Saturday, February 3, starting times will move ahead one hour with the drivers meeting scheduled for 4:30 pm, followed by All Star hot laps at 5:45 pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes such as general admission gate times and ticket prices should visit Bubba Raceway Park on the Web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com. An open practice session for the All Star Circuit of Champions will be conducted on Wednesday, January 31.

Volusia Speedway Park will open pit gates at 10:00 am on Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8. A mandatory drivers meeting will be conducted at 5:00 pm, followed by engine heat at 5:30 pm, sharp. Those seeking more news and notes should visit the DIRTcar Nationals live on the Web at www.dirtcarnationals.com. An open practice for all sprint car competitors will be conducted on Tuesday evening, February 6.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

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

About Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc:

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

About Mobil 1:

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

 

 

 

Mobil 1 joins Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions as Series Presenting Sponsor; Mobil 1 Racing Oils Available for Use by Teams Looking to Upgrade Horsepower and Improve Engine Protection

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 26, 2018) - Mobil 1TM, the world’s leading synthetic motor oil brand, is now the exclusive and official motor oil of Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, joining America's original winged sprint car series as the presenting sponsor for the 2018 season.

A connection that dates back nearly five decades, motorsports continues to form a key element in ExxonMobil’s heritage and pedigree, constantly pushing ahead with new technological advances to improve their range of oils and lubricants. Its relationship with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will ensure an important grassroots presence, which is a building block to many of the world’s leading motorsports divisions.

“We are excited to welcome Mobil 1 to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions in 2018,” Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Stars, said. “The Mobil 1 brand’s reputation and rich tradition in motorsports speaks for itself. It is without a doubt that their support will help our Series continue to grow. All of my race teams at the Cup and grassroots levels use Mobil 1 exclusively and we are excited to work with ExxonMobil to introduce their products to the All Star engine builders, team owners, crews and drivers in 2018.”

“Mobil 1 has long been the lubricant of choice for championship race teams competing in various series around the world ranging from NASCAR and Formula 1 to rally, sportscar and dirt track racing,” said Kai Decker, global motorsports and sponsorship manager for ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants. “We are excited to start working with teams in the series to use test and use our racing oil technology and expertise in the competitive and exciting Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Our goal is to not only help racers and teams improve on-track performance, but also to provide them with an opportunity to invest in engine protection using technology that has been proven on the toughest tracks in the world.”

ExxonMobil produces a variety of track-use and track/street-use racing oils. The company’s track-use only includes Mobil 1 Racing TM 0W-30 and Mobil 1 Racing 0W-50 feature double the zinc levels versus street oils and are specifically designed to maximize horsepower and reduce friction in race engines. Mobil 1 Racing oils have been used to win at nearly every level of racing and are now being made available to engine builders and teams looking to upgrade to improve wear protection and reduce friction to deliver increased horsepower. Mobil 1 Racing Oils are currently used by many championship winning dirt-track teams including Keith Kunz Motorsports and Donny Schatz of Tony Stewart Racing in the World of Outlaws Series. In fact, Christopher Bell, winner of the 2018 Chili Bowl, utilized Mobil 1 Racing Oils.

The Mobil 1 brand of products extend beyond race engine oil. ExxonMobil also provides a full line of greases, gear oils, and towing oils, gear lubes and greases that can be used in truck haulers. For more information on where to purchase Mobil 1 Racing Oil products, contact your engine builder, visit: www.mobiloil.com or purchase online at: www.mobil1racingstore.com.

Joining a long list of dedicated Series partners, Mobil 1 will help carry the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to nine states in 2018, conducting 55 events at 36 different dirt ovals. The season will ignite officially on Thursday, February 1 when “America’s Series” invades Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

About Mobil 1:

The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1™ features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life.

For more information, visit mobiloil.com, on Twitter @Mobil1 and, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1.

Mobil, Mobil 1 and Mobil 1 Racing are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries.

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 Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart became the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Eight Arctic Cat All Star events to be broadcast on MAVTV in 2018

BROWNSBURG, IN (December 8, 2017) - Recently unveiling a schedule that now includes 55 events at 36 different facilities, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will now add even more hype to their 2018 campaign by announcing a multi-year broadcast agreement with MAVTV Motorsports Network that will stretch through the 2019 season.

A broadcast schedule that will include 16 original air and re-air times between September 2 and October 21, MAVTV will showcase Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition during eight different programs at eight different facilities in 2018, each being aired at least twice. Events to be broadcast on MAVTV include all three IRA co-sanctioned programs at Plymouth (WI) Dirt Track, Angell Park Speedway, and the Dirt Oval @ Route 66 on May 19, May 20, and June 30, respectively. MAVTV will also capture action during the first two dates of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket; Attica Raceway Park on June 15 and Eldora Speedway on June 16.

Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions visits to Jackson Motorplex and Knoxville Raceway on July 27-28 will also be aired on MAVTV, with the 51st running of the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, awarding $51,000 in 2018, capping off the television schedule. The historic Tuscarora 50 will take shape on September 8 and will air for the first time at 8:00 PM on October 21.

The 2019 broadcast schedule, comprised of ten Arctic Cat All Star events, will be determined at a later date.

“We are excited to bring the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions to MAVTV,” Tony Stewart, owner of the Arctic Cat All Star Series of Champions, said. “Gaining a television audience and raising the potential for new viewers is an important piece of the overall puzzle. Our goal is to gain valuable exposure to our race teams, as well as Series partners and supporters. I want to thank MAVTV and all of the participating tracks for helping us mold a television schedule. It takes a lot of work and dedication to bring something like this to life.”

Available in over 30 million households through multiple video providers including DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Optimum, Suddenlink, Frontier Communications, Comcast Xfinity, and CenturyLink, fans tuning into MAVTV for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions broadcasts will be welcomed by host, Dave Reiff, color commentator, Brad Doty, and pit reporter, Dave Argabright. Arctic Cat All Star owner, Tony Stewart, will also be featured during select MAVTV broadcasts as a color commentator.

"The Arctic Cat All Star Series is a great addition to our programming line-up, with its action-packed, highly competitive racing at some of the country’s top short-tracks,” said Jason Patison, Program Director of MAVTV. “We're very proud to be working with Tony Stewart and his team, to offer this high-quality content on MAVTV."

2018 Arctic Cat All Star Television Schedule:

Ep Air Date Air Time Re-Air Date Re-Air Time Event
1 9/2/2018 8:00 PM ET 9/2/2018 11:00 PM ET Plymouth (WI)
2 9/9/2018 8:00 PM ET 9/9/2018 11:00 PM ET Angell Park Speedway
3 9/16/2018 8:00 PM ET 9/16/2018 11:00 PM ET Attica Raceway Park (Speedweek)
4 9/23/2018 8:00 PM ET 9/23/2018 11:00 PM ET Eldora Speedway (Speedweek)
5 9/30/2018 8:00 PM ET 9/30/2018 11:00 PM ET Dirt Oval @ Route 66
6 10/7/2018 8:00 PM ET 10/7/2018 11:00 PM ET Jackson Motorplex
7 10/14/2018 8:00 PM ET 10/14/2018 11:00 PM ET Knoxville Raceway
8 10/21/2018 8:00 PM ET 10/21/2018 11:00 PM ET Port Royal Speedway (Tuscarora 50)

About MAVTV:
MAVTV Motorsports Network is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, the AMA Pro Motocross series, and the Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA). But MAVTV also covers a multitude of grassroot racing from the US and across the globe including drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between plus a package of automotive reality and custom build shows. If it has a motor, it's on MAVTV. For more information, visit www.mavtv.com .

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.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those seeking additional news and notes pertaining to the events on the schedule should contact each track, respectively. Schedule modifications or changes, if any, will be posted at www.allstarsprint.com during the coming weeks.

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Double Down at Mansfield Feature Finale report:

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

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

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

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

May 28 make-up A-main report:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contingency Awards/Results: Mansfield Motor Speedway- Friday, October 13, 2017: Double Down at Mansfield Motor Speedway EMi Driver’s Meeting: 39 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 14.402 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Ryan Smith - 14.527 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Chad Kemenah All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Caleb Helms Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Carson Macedo Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Ryan Smith JE Pistons Dash #1: Travis Philo Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Carson Macedo Classic Ink USA B-Main: Broc Martin Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Ryan Smith MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Hunter Schuerenberg Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Parker Price-Miller (6th) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Brandon Spithaler Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make-up A-main from May 28:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contingency Awards/Results: Eldora Speedway- Saturday, September 23, 2017: Event: 36th Annual Four Crown Nationals EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Joey Saldana - 14.765 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Rico Abreu - 14.669 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brady Bacon Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Travis Philo JE Pistons Dash #1: Brady Bacon Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cap Henry Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Bryan Nuckles (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+13) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Hunter Schuerenberg Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: John Garvin Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Helms (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Lance Dewease scores richest payday in Port Royal Speedway history

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Pete Jacobs Memorial at Wayne County Speedway on deck

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Third Ohio Sprint Speedweek win of 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Cometic Gasket: Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries. Cometic was founded in 1989 and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace. Housed in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is family owned and operated, offering over 90,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway- Saturday, August 26, 2017:
3rd Annual Open Wheel Championships
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 48 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Spencer Bayston - 11.974 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 12.545 seconds (5th quick)
Ford Performance Heat #1: Joey Saldana
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Chad Kemenah
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Caleb Helms
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Lee Jacobs
Elliott’s Custom Trailers & Carts C-Main: John Garvin, Jr.
JE Pistons Dash #1: Chad Kemenah
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Dave Blaney
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Travis Philo
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Chad Kemenah (2nd)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Cole Duncan (+10)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Dale Blaney
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Rico Abreu takes Open Wheel Championships preliminary at Atomic Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Greg Hodnett takes Salute to the Troops victory at Susquehanna Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Glenndon Forsythe earns $5,000 in the Pigeon Hills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Qualifying

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

New York swing continues Saturday at Orange County Fair Speedway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star weekend in New York caps off July schedule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contingency Awards/Results: Eriez Speedway - Friday, July 21, 2017: I-79 Summer Shootout: Round #1 EMi Driver’s Meeting: 38 Entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Dan Shetler - 13.800 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Hunter Schuerenberg - 13.936 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Mike Bauer All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Ryan Smith Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Brandon Spithaler Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Spencer Bayston JE Pistons Dash #1: Hunter Schuerenberg Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cole Duncan Classic Ink USA B-Main: T.J. Michael Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Cole Duncan MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Caleb Armstrong (+10) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Ryan Smith Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Chad Kemenah Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 8-Dean Jacobs, 14.048; 2. 35Z-Jared Zimbardi, 14.084; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan, 14.166; 4. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.247; 5. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.258; 6. 8M-TJ Michael, 14.287; 7. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 14.308; 8. 14-Tony Stewart, 14.386; 9. 55-Gary Kriess, 14.396; 10. 7K-Dan Shetler, 14.443

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Joey Saldana earns first Wayne County All Star victory since 1999

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 16-Danny Mumaw [2]; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [5]; 6. 23-Nick Patterson [7]; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison [6]; 8. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [8]; 9. 6J-Jarrett Gerber [9]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 8-Dean Jacobs [2]; 2. 22-Brandon Spithaler [4]; 3. 16-Danny Mumaw [1]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 5. 57X-Andrew Palker [3]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 2. 71-Joey Saldana [5]; 3. 9M-Jordan Ryan [4]; 4. 8M-TJ Michael [2]; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh [1]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 15H-Mitch Harble [1]; 2. O8-Dan Kuriger [4]; 3. 13-Brandon Matus [3]; 4. 1080-Jordan Mackison [5]; 5. 33D-Tyler Dunn [2]; 6. 51-John Garvin [14]; 7. 23-Nick Patterson [11]; 8. 22D-Josh Davis [7]; 9. 95-Hunter Mackison [10]; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser [6]; 11. 7-Troy Kingan [9]; 12. C1-Clay Riney [16]; 13. 33-Brent Matus [12]; 14. 4K-Kris Davis [13]; 15. 6J-Jarrett Gerber [17]; 16. 23K-Brad Haudenschild [8]; 17. 7DK-Dylan Kingan [15]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 71-Joey Saldana [4]; 2. 22C-Cole Duncan [5]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 59-Ryan Smith [11]; 5. 8-Dean Jacobs [1]; 6. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [14]; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 8. 16-Danny Mumaw [7]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [10]; 10. 35-Tyler Esh [17]; 11. 17-Caleb Helms [19]; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison [24]; 13. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [15]; 14. 15H-Mitch Harble [21]; 15. 13-Brandon Matus [23]; 16. 22-Brandon Spithaler [3]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 18. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 19. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 20. 56R-Ryan Myers [16]; 21. 4-Danny Smith [18]; 22. 5-Jordan Harble [20]; 23. 45-Trevor Baker [12]; 24. O8-Dan Kuriger [22] Lap Leaders: Dean Jacobs (1-6, 8-11); Chad Kemenah (7, 12-15); Joey Saldana (16-30)

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (July 1, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3272 2. Ryan Smith - 3012 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2994 4. Caleb Helms - 2882 5. Max Stambaugh - 2756 6. T.J. Michael - 2624 7. Brandon Spithaler - 2459 8. Tyler Esh - 2397 9. Tim Shaffer - 2378 10. Brandon Matus - 2376

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway Cancelled

KOKOMO, IN (June 30, 2017) - Periods of heavy rain during the afternoon hours forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions officials to cancel the Friday night, June 30, program at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana. The event will not be made up.

Tickets purchased for the Arctic Cat All Star return to Kokomo Speedway are non-refundable, but can be used at face value toward any event remaining on the 2017 Kokomo Speedway or I-69 Gas City Speedway schedules. Reserved seating is not honored, but the face value of the ticket will be.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their Independence Day weekend celebration on Saturday evening, July 1, with “Fan Appreciation Night” at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Fans will have access into the main stands for just $15.

The Wayne County Speedway visit will be the third of five for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, most recently during Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket on Monday, June 19. Kyle Larson was the Speedweek winner, his first of two Ohio Sprint Speedweek victories with the second occurring one night later at Sharon (OH) Speedway.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 3:00pm on Saturday, July 1. A mandatory driver’s meeting will be conducted at 5:45pm, followed by hot laps at 6:45pm. Racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm, sharp. Those who cannot attend can watch online via www.thecushion.com.

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 30, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3128 2. Ryan Smith - 2870 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2856 4. Caleb Helms - 2754 5. Max Stambaugh - 2624 6. T.J. Michael - 2433 7. Tim Shaffer - 2378 8. Brandon Spithaler - 2341 9. Tyler Esh - 2267 10. Brandon Matus - 2256

 

 

Holiday weekend double ahead for “America’s Series” Each event to be available live on The Cushion

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 28, 2017) - Kicking-off the Independence Day celebration a few days early, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will spend the upcoming weekend making appearances in Indiana and Ohio, this time visiting Kokomo (IN) Speedway and Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 30-July 1.

As previously announced, full-time Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors signed-in for competition at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, will be given the opportunity to display an Indianapolis Motor Speedway decal during the evening program. Those who choose to display the IMS decal will qualify for Brickyard Bonus Challenge contingencies that will be awarded over the course of the evening. Indianapolis Motor Speedway contingency bonuses include highest finishing feature event car worth $500; second highest finishing feature event car worth $200; the evening’s fastest overall qualifier worth $100; the main event hard charger worth $100; and the highest finishing B-main car worth $100.

St. Helena, California’s Rico Abreu is the most recent Kokomo Speedway feature winner during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, claiming the Dirt Classic Indiana title in 2016 worth $12,500. Abreu will rejoin “America’s Series” at Kokomo Speedway on Friday evening, set to accompany a loaded roster of winged sprint car aces who will challenge all 15 Arctic Cat All Stars. Tony Stewart, Parker Price-Miller, Carson Macedo, Brandon Wimmer, Sean Zemunik, Kody Kinser, Joe Swanson, Russell Borland, Ayrton Olsen; each expected to battle for the $5,000 winner’s share at Indiana’s baddest bullring. Tony Stewart, former NASCAR Cup Series champion and owner of the Arctic Cat All Stars, will pilot his own Tony Stewart Racing/Rush Truck Centers/No. 14 during his visit to Kokomo, his only winged sprint car start in the state of Indiana this season.

Wayne County Speedway will celebrate “Fan Appreciation Night” with a ticket price of just $15 while the All Stars are in town on Saturday evening. The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Wayne County Speedway start, the second of five on the season, on Monday evening, June 19, during round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Kyle Larson, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader, earned the Wayne County Speedway victory; his first of two during his short-lived Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway on June 30 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit passes are $35.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 1. Main gates will follow at 3:00pm. General admission tickets are $15. Pit passes will be available for $35. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

As an added bonus, fans that can not attend the upcoming weekend events are invited to watch online via www.thecushion.com. A live, pay-per-view broadcast will be available for purchase featuring action from both Kokomo Speedway and Wayne County Speedway.

In addition, the private Tony Stewart autograph session, slated to be held at the Tony Stewart merchandise trailer just outside of the main ticket booth at Kokomo Speedway, will also be conducted as scheduled. Only those who purchased one of the first 150 pre-sale tickets will be eligible to attend the private autograph session.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first 'outlaw' Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

 

 

Cole Duncan earns Ohio Sprint Speedweek finale victory, Tim Shaffer claims third Speedweek championship

CHILLICOTHE, OH (June 25, 2017) - Ending a near-four year drought, Lockbourne, Ohio’s Cole Duncan is back in Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time earning the 35th Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale win at Atomic Speedway over a field of 53 entries. The pilot of the Helms Construction/Motor City Auto Transport/Ohio Heating/No. 22C earned his $5,000 payday from the outside of row three, utilizing a lap 21 restart to take command officially on lap 22 over Muskingum County Speedway winner, Spencer Bayston. Duncan chased Bayston for six circuits before making the winning move, eventually driving under the familiar Kevin Swindell-owned No. 39 through turns three and four.

Duncan’s victory caps off an impressive Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket campaign for the second generation Arctic Cat All Star winner, finishing tied for second in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings on the strength of one victory and five top-ten finishes, three of which inside the top-five. Despite ending in a tie, Duncan will be declared the official runner-up due to having a victory over Chad Kemenah.

Spencer Bayston held on to finish second on Saturday night at Atomic Speedway, followed by DJ Foos, Tanner Thorson and Caleb Armstrong.

“Man, I’ve been waiting to talk to you for a long time,” Cole Duncan explained in victory lane. “I just want to thank all of the fans for coming out tonight. It was a near-perfect night for racing. The track was in perfect shape. I’m so glad Brad (McCown) opened this place back up and did what he did. It feels so good to be in victory lane during an All Star event at my home track. This is the first Speedweek I’ve ever completed. I’m so proud of everyone.”

Cole Duncan won the battle on Saturday night, but it was the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer who won the war, claiming his third Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket point championship worth $1,000. Shaffer’s Speedweek run ended with two victories, the first at Eldora Speedway and the second at Waynesfield Raceway Park, as well as five top-ten finishes, edging out Cole Duncan and Chad Kemenah in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek title fight by 14 points.

“This was definitely a whole group effort. They did a great job, which made me look even better than I was,” said Tim Shaffer. “We’re running well at a perfect time of the year. I’m having more fun now than I ever have. They gave me a great car here tonight. We have the engines and the parts; everything we need to be better.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue competition with visits to Kokomo (IN) Speedway and Wayne County (OH) Speedway on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1. The Kokomo Speedway program was originally set for Friday, May 19, but was postponed due to Mother Nature. Tony Stewart, three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and Arctic Cat All Star owner, will join the field at Indiana’s baddest bullring; the only Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions appearance in the state of Indiana for 2017. Rico Abreu is the most recent winner during Arctic Cat All Star competition at Kokomo Speedway, earning the 2016 Dirt Classic Indiana worth $12,500.

The upcoming Wayne County Speedway appearance will be the third of five for the Arctic Cat All Stars in 2017, most recently during Ohio Sprint Speedway presented by Cometic Gasket on Monday, June 19. Kyle Larson was the Speedweek winner, his first of two Ohio Sprint Speedweek victories with the second coming one night later at Sharon (OH) Speedway.

Those seeking additional news and notes regarding the upcoming events at Kokomo Speedway and Wayne County Speedway should visit each facility live on the Web at www.kokomospeedway.net and www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Atomic Speedway - Saturday, June 24, 2017:
Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Finale
EMi Driver’s Meeting: 53 entries
State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Brady Bacon - 11.830 seconds
Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 11.624 seconds
Ford Performance Heat #1: Kevin Thomas Jr.
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Sean Zemunik
Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Tanner Thorson
Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: DJ Foos
Kistler Racing Products Heat #5: Caleb Armstrong
Computer Man, Inc. D-Main: Ryan Linder
Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Mitch Harble
JE Pistons Dash #1: Caleb Armstrong
Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Cale Thomas
Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Conley
Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Armstrong (5th)
MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Carson Macedo (+14)
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Caleb Armstrong
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: Carson Macedo
Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith
(Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying
Group (A)
1. 91-Cale Thomas, 11.737; 2. 81-Lee Jacobs, 11.854; 3. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr., 11.968; 4. 57X-Andrew Palker, 11.989; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison, 12.475; 6. 71-Ayrton Olsen, 12.544; 7. 45-Trevor Baker, 12.568; 8. 40-Mark Imler, 12.701; 9. 4au-Chris Ferrall, 12.826; 10. 9-Ryan Linder, 13.211; 11. 7R-Andy Rein, 99.11

Group (B)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 11.624; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 11.66; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston, 11.744; 4. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 11.961; 5. 35-Tyler Esh, 12.036; 6. 11N-Craig Mintz, 12.046; 7. 4-Danny Smith, 12.107; 8. 8M-TJ Michael, 12.2838; 9. 83X-Nate Reeser, 12.534; 10. 9J-Jessie McCreary, 13.032; 11. 80-Lance Webb, 13.486

Group ( C )
1. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 11.855; 2. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 12.014; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson, 12.035; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 12.09; 5. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 12.157; 6. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg, 12.284; 7. 99-Brady Bacon, 12.401; 8. 5-Jordan Harble, 12.609; 9. 12-Daniel Harding, 12.7; 10. 51-John Garvin, 13.135; 11. 4X-Jimmy Stinson, 13.2

Group (D)
1. A67-Brandon Wimmer, 12.172; 2. 9Z-Duane Zablocki, 12.177; 3. 23-DJ Foos, 12.535; 4. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 12.704; 5. 15H-Mitch Harble, 12.734; 6. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 12.894; 7. 83-Adam Cruea, 13.408; 8. 22D-Josh Davis, 13.477; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester, 14.89; 10. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 99

Group (E)
1. 17-Caleb Helms, 12.168; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 12.348; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 12.356; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair, 12.404; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo, 12.443; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 12.795; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 12.977; 8. 5R-Byron Reed, 13.019; 9. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.128; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 13.944

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr. [2]; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker [1]; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs [3]; 4. 91-Cale Thomas [4]; 5. 45-Trevor Baker [7]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [5]; 7. 71-Ayrton Olsen [6]; 8. 40-Mark Imler [8]; 9. 9-Ryan Linder [10]; 10. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [9]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 4. 11N-Craig Mintz [6]; 5. 7K-Cale Conley [3]; 6. 4-Danny Smith [7]; 7. 35-Tyler Esh [5]; 8. 83X-Nate Reeser [9]; 9. 8M-TJ Michael [8]; 10. 80-Lance Webb [11]; 11. 9J-Jessie McCreary [10]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 70-Tanner Thorson [2]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [4]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [3]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 6. 51-John Garvin [10]; 7. 12-Daniel Harding [9]; 8. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 9. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [11]; 10. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 11. 5-Jordan Harble [8]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 23-DJ Foos [2]; 2. A67-Brandon Wimmer [4]; 3. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [1]; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [3]; 5. 1080-Jordan Mackison [6]; 6. 15H-Mitch Harble [5]; 7. 22D-Josh Davis [8]; 8. 92A-Sammy Walsh [10]; 9. 3FX-Dean Kester [9]; 10. 83-Adam Cruea [7]

Heat #5 - Group (E) (8 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 2. 35R-Ronnie Blair [1]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [5]; 6. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 8. 5R-Byron Reed [8]; 9. 13-Brandon Matus [9]; 10. 33-Brent Matus [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps)
1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [2]; 3. 70-Tanner Thorson [4]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. A67-Brandon Wimmer [6]; 6. 57X-Andrew Palker [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps)
1. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 2. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 4. 35R-Ronnie Blair [5]; 5. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [1]; 6. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr. [2]

D-Main (8 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 9-Ryan Linder [1]; 2. 22D-Josh Davis [3]; 3. 92A-Sammy Walsh [7]; 4. 80-Lance Webb [4]; 5. 83-Adam Cruea [2]; 6. 3FX-Dean Kester [6]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 8. 5-Jordan Harble [8]; 9. 7R-Andy Rein [9]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer
1. 15H-Mitch Harble [1]; 2. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [3]; 3. 4X-Jimmy Stinson [10]; 4. 9J-Jessie McCreary [7]; 5. 22D-Josh Davis [12]; 6. 9-Ryan Linder [11]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [2]; 8. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [5]; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison [4]; 10. 5R-Byron Reed [6]; 11. 13-Brandon Matus [8]; 12. 51-John Garvin [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer
1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 4-Danny Smith [4]; 3. 59-Ryan Smith [3]; 4. 3G-Carson Macedo [8]; 5. 99-Brady Bacon [7]; 6. 8M-TJ Michael [5]; 7. 20N-Hunter Schuerenberg [6]; 8. 95-Hunter Mackison [9]; 9. 45-Trevor Baker [12]; 10. 83X-Nate Reeser [10]; 11. 35-Tyler Esh [2]; 12. 12-Daniel Harding [13]; 13. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [16]; 14. 71-Ayrton Olsen [11]; 15. 40-Mark Imler [14]; 16. 15H-Mitch Harble [15]

A-Main (30 Laps)
1. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 2. 39-Spencer Bayston [3]; 3. 23-DJ Foos [4]; 4. 70-Tanner Thorson [5]; 5. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 6. 49X-Tim Shaffer [7]; 7. A67-Brandon Wimmer [9]; 8. 81-Lee Jacobs [13]; 9. 71X-Kevin Thomas Jr. [12]; 10. 3G-Carson Macedo [24]; 11. 59-Ryan Smith [23]; 12. 10H-Chad Kemenah [14]; 13. 57X-Andrew Palker [11]; 14. 33M-Max Stambaugh [20]; 15. 4-Danny Smith [22]; 16. 8M-TJ Michael [25]; 17. 11N-Craig Mintz [17]; 18. 22-Brandon Spithaler [18]; 19. 91-Cale Thomas [2]; 20. 35-Tyler Esh [26]; 21. 9Z-Duane Zablocki [19]; 22. 17-Caleb Helms [15]; 23. 35R-Ronnie Blair [8]; 24. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [10]; 25. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [16]; 26. 7K-Cale Conley [21] Lap Leaders: Caleb Armstrong [1-5]; Spencer Bayston [6-21]; Cole Duncan [22-30]

FINAL Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings:
1. Tim Shaffer - 930
2. Cole Duncan - 916
3. Chad Kemenah - 916
4. Carson Macedo - 888
5. Ryan Smith - 852
6. Caleb Armstrong - 812
7. Lee Jacobs - 806
8. Max Stambaugh - 780
9. Andrew Palker - 774
10. Caleb Helms - 772

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket:
Tim Shaffer - 2 - Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park [+500]
Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway [+$500]
Spencer Bayston - 1 - Muskingum County Speedway
Cole Duncan - 1 - Atomic Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 24, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 3128
2. Ryan Smith - 2870
3. Caleb Armstrong - 2856
4. Caleb Helms - 2754
5. Max Stambaugh - 2624
6. T.J. Michael - 2433
7. Tim Shaffer - 2378
8. Brandon Spithaler - 2341
9. Tyler Esh - 2267
10. Brandon Matus - 2256

 

 

Arctic Cat All Stars set to revisit Wayne County Speedway on Saturday, July 1

ORRVILLE, OH (June 23, 2017) - A late addition to the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule will see “America’s Series” return to Wayne County (OH) Speedway sooner than expected, now revisiting on Saturday, July 1, for the third of five total appearances in 2017. The event will award a $5,000 top prize, also awarding full points toward the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions season championship.

The Wayne County Speedway visit on July 1 will follow the Arctic Cat All Star invasion of Kokomo (IN) Speedway on June 30.

“We’re thrilled for the opportunity to have the Arctic Cat All Stars back so soon,” Jason Flory explained, promoter of Wayne County Speedway. “Our Ohio Sprint Speedweek program proved to be a success, and with their schedule opening back up right before the holiday, we decided to jump on the opportunity to have them back.”

In addition to a complete Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions program, Wayne County Speedway will also host all of their regular racing divisions including super late models, super stocks and mini stocks, each battling for a Mid-Season Championship.

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions made their most recent Wayne County Speedway appearance on Monday evening, June 19, for round three of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket. Kyle Larson, the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series point leader, earned the Wayne County Speedway victory; his first of two during his short-lived Ohio Sprint Speedweek campaign.

Wayne County Speedway will open pit gates at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 1. Main gates will follow at 3:00pm. General admission tickets are $15. Pit passes will be available for $35. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Wayne County Speedway live on the Web at www.waynecountyspeedway.com.

 

 

Round seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek at Limaland Motorsports Park cancelled

LIMA, OH (June 23, 2017) - A mixture of heavy rains and saturated grounds forced Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Limaland Motorsports Park officials to cancel round seven of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket scheduled for Friday evening, June 23. Although officials are working together to bring the Arctic Cat All Stars back to Limaland Motorsports Park, any potential rain date will not be connected to Ohio Sprint Speedweek; will not count toward the overall win bonus, nor the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship.

The 2017 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket championship will be determined on Saturday evening, June 24, at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Only two markers separate Tim Shaffer and Chad Kemenah in the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship standings entering the Saturday night finale. If a tie would occur in the final Ohio Sprint Speedweek standings, feature finishes throughout the week will be used as a tiebreaker to determine the champion; number of victories, number of runner-up finishes, and so on.

Atomic Speedway pit gates will open at 2:00pm, followed by main gates at 4:00pm and hot laps at 6:00pm. Those who would like to learn more about the Atomic Speedway Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale should visit Atomic Speedway live on the Web at www.atomicspeedway.net. A rain date of Sunday, June 25, will be used if needed.

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (As of June 23):
1. Tim Shaffer - 792
2. Chad Kemenah - 790
3. Cole Duncan - 766
4. Carson Macedo - 758
5. Ryan Smith - 724
6. Parker Price-Miller - 706
7. Lee Jacobs - 672
8. Caleb Armstrong - 672
9. Caleb Helms - 666
10. Cale Conley - 662

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 23, 2017):
1. Chad Kemenah - 3002
2. Ryan Smith - 2742
3. Caleb Armstrong - 2716
4. Caleb Helms - 2648
5. Max Stambaugh - 2502
6. T.J. Michael - 2240
7. Tim Shaffer - 2240
8. Brandon Spithaler - 2227
9. Brandon Matus - 2166
10. Tyler Esh - 2157

 

 

Spencer Bayston goes wire-to-wire for Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory at Muskingum County Speedway

DRESDEN, OH (June 22, 2017) - For the second time in 2017, and for the second time in his career, Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston is an Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions main event winner, this time scoring $5,000 during round six of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket at Muskingum County Speedway.

Aboard the Kevin Swindell-owned/Premier Truck Group/John Christner Trucking/No. 39, Bayston led all 30 circuits on Thursday evening at the Dresden-area oval, manhandling multiple waves of intense traffic, as well as an aggressive cushion at the top of the speedway, to clinch his first Arctic Cat All Star win since April. Fellow Indiana native Caleb Armstrong finished second, followed by Chad Kemenah, Tim Shaffer and Cole Duncan.

“I’m going to get most of the credit here tonight, but the people who really deserve the credit are the ones standing behind me,” Spencer Bayston said in victory lane. “This is a brand new race car. We rolled one over the other night at Wayne County Speedway, so we’ve been up until about four in the morning the last few nights working to get this one ready. Kevin and Jordan [Swindell], the whole crew; they all work so hard and make all of this happen. Without them, I wouldn’t be standing up here.”

Bayston’s 30-lap campaign at the front of the field started from the pole position, taking command right from the drop of the green flag over Caleb Armstrong and two-time Speedweek winner Tim Shaffer. Two early cautions, the first on lap five and the second on lap ten, were the only two momentum breakers for Bayston, but neither created any sort of distraction. Bayston’s lead was nearly three seconds on multiple occasions even while racing in traffic, and despite having to deal with dirty air, the Indiana native hardly faltered.

“We got to dirty air in traffic and my whole race changed it felt like,” Bayston said. “I had to kinda drive above [the cushion] a couple times, but it almost didn’t work for me because I nearly looped it. Despite all of that, I never really felt any pressure, so I was able to just cruise and bring it home.”

Caleb Armstrong’s runner-up finish was a season-high for the New Castle, Indiana, native. The second year Arctic Cat All Star traveler started second on the feature grid and battled in that position all 30 laps. Chad Kemenah, the current Arctic Cat All Star championship point leader, charged from 11th to finish third, solid enough to earn MSD Performance Hard Charger Award honors.

Limaland Motorsports Park in Lima, Ohio, will continue Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket with round seven of competition on Friday evening, June 23. Limaland has hosted the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on 30 separate occasions since their first visit in 1983, the most recent during the 2016 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek on June 24, 2016. “The Hurricane” Randy Hannagan scored the $5,000 top prize, his first-ever at the high banked quarter-mile during Arctic Cat All Star competition.

Limaland Motorsports Park will open main gates at 5:00pm tomorrow afternoon, Friday, June 23. Hot laps should hit the racing surface at 6:30pm, sharp. Those seeking additional news and notes should visit Limaland Motorsports Park live on the Web at www.limaland.com.

Contingency Awards/Results: Muskingum County Speedway -Thursday, June 22, 2017: Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket EMi Driver’s Meeting: 43 entries State Water Heaters Warm-Ups: Cole Duncan - 13.540 seconds Lincoln Electric Fast Qualifier: Cole Duncan - 13.212 seconds Ford Performance Heat #1: Ryan Smith All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads Heat #2: Tyler Esh Hunt Brothers Pizza Heat #3: Cale Conley Daido Engine Bearings Heat #4: Brandon Spithaler Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts C-Main: Trevor Baker JE Pistons Dash #1: Spencer Bayston Kistler Racing Products Dash #2: Caleb Armstrong Classic Ink USA B-Main: Cale Thomas Daido Engine Bearings Main Event Winner: Caleb Armstrong (2nd) MSD Performance Hard Charger Award: Chad Kemenah (+8) Outback Steakhouse A-Main 5th Place Finisher: Cole Duncan Outback Steakhouse A-Main 10th Place Finisher: DJ Foos Outback Steakhouse A-Main 15th Place Finisher: Danny Smith (Lincoln Electric, Daido Engine Bearings, MSD Performance, Outback Steakhouse: Need decal to qualify for contingency award)

Qualifying Group (A) 1. 22C-Cole Duncan, 13.212; 2. 49x-Tim Shaffer, 13.348; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah, 13.37; 4. 59-Ryan Smith, 13.485; 5. 2-Parker Price-Miller, 13.531; 6. 3G-Carson Macedo, 13.635; 7. 9M-Jordan Ryan, 13.747; 8. 57X-Andrew Palker, 13.854; 9. 1080-Jordan Mackison, 13.882; 10. 15H-Mitch Harble, 13.937; 11. 9-Ryan Linder, 14.486

Group (B) 1. 13D-Danny Dietrich, 13.287; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 13.474; 3. 49-Shawn Dancer, 13.481; 4. 35-Tyler Esh, 13.621; 5. 27Z-Sean Zemunik, 13.792; 6. 4-Danny Smith, 13.835; 7. 59N-Bryan Nuckles, 14.023; 8. 46-Michael Bauer, 14.096; 9. 5-Jordan Harble, 14.387; 10. 33-Brent Matus, 15.251; 11. 7R-Andy Rein, 17.313

Group ( C ) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston, 13.242; 2. 7K-Cale Conley, 13.328; 3. 13-Brandon Matus, 13.46; 4. C1-Clay Riney, 13.557; 5. 33M-Max Stambaugh, 13.611; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson, 13.713; 7. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.869; 8. 51-John Garvin, 13.938; 9. D12-Jason Dolick, 14.135; 10. 4B-Steve Butler, 14.399; 11. 4au-Chris Ferrall, 15.439

Group (D) 1. 17-Caleb Helms, 13.396; 2. 91-Cale Thomas, 13.421; 3. 7C-Caleb Armstrong, 13.544; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler, 13.755; 5. 92A-Sammy Walsh, 13.815; 6. 97W-Mitchell Wormall, 13.852; 7. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.927; 8. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.502; 9. 23-DJ Foos, 14.527; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell, 99.99

Heat #1 - Group (A) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 59-Ryan Smith [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [2]; 4. 22C-Cole Duncan [4]; 5. 3G-Carson Macedo [6]; 6. 2-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 7. 57X-Andrew Palker [8]; 8. 1080-Jordan Mackison [9]; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble [10]; 10. 9M-Jordan Ryan [7]; 11. 9-Ryan Linder [11]

Heat #2 - Group (B) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 35-Tyler Esh [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [4]; 3. 46-Michael Bauer [8]; 4. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [7]; 5. 4-Danny Smith [6]; 6. 5-Jordan Harble [9]; 7. 33-Brent Matus [10]; 8. 7R-Andy Rein [11]; 9. 49-Shawn Dancer [2]; 10. 5T-Travis Philo [3]; 11. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [5]

Heat #3 - Group ( C ) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 7K-Cale Conley [1]; 2. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 3. 39-Spencer Bayston [4]; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs [5]; 5. 13-Brandon Matus [2]; 6. O7-Jacob Wilson [6]; 7. 51-John Garvin [8]; 8. D12-Jason Dolick [7]; 9. 4B-Steve Butler [10]; 10. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [9]; 11. C1-Clay Riney [11]

Heat #4 - Group (D) (8 Laps) - Top 5 Transfer 1. 22-Brandon Spithaler [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 17-Caleb Helms [4]; 4. 92A-Sammy Walsh [5]; 5. 23-DJ Foos [9]; 6. 95-Hunter Mackison [7]; 7. 45-Trevor Baker [8]; 8. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [6]; 9. 91-Cale Thomas [3]; 10. 9C-Roger Campbell [10]

Dash #1 (4 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [2]; 3. 7K-Cale Conley [4]; 4. 33M-Max Stambaugh [3]; 5. 35-Tyler Esh [5]

Dash #2 (4 Laps) 1. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [1]; 2. 13D-Danny Dietrich [3]; 3. 22C-Cole Duncan [2]; 4. 22-Brandon Spithaler [5]; 5. 59-Ryan Smith [4]

C-Main (10 Laps) - Top 2 Transfer 1. 45-Trevor Baker [4]; 2. 5-Jordan Harble [1]; 3. 4B-Steve Butler [2]; 4. 9-Ryan Linder [3]; 5. 7R-Andy Rein [7]; 6. 33-Brent Matus [5]; 7. 4AU-Chris Ferrall [6]; 8. 9C-Roger Campbell [8]; 9. C1-Clay Riney [9]

B-Main (12 Laps) - Top 4 Transfer 1. 91-Cale Thomas [1]; 2. 2-Parker Price-Miller [4]; 3. 57X-Andrew Palker [9]; 4. 9M-Jordan Ryan [6]; 5. 51-John Garvin [13]; 6. 97W-Mitchell Wormall [8]; 7. O7-Jacob Wilson [5]; 8. 27Z-Sean Zemunik [7]; 9. 15H-Mitch Harble [12]; 10. 45-Trevor Baker [15]; 11. D12-Jason Dolick [14]; 12. 1080-Jordan Mackison [10]; 13. 5T-Travis Philo [2]; 14. 49-Shawn Dancer [3]; 15. 5-Jordan Harble [16]; 16. 95-Hunter Mackison [11]

A-Main (30 Laps) 1. 39-Spencer Bayston [1]; 2. 7C-Caleb Armstrong [2]; 3. 10H-Chad Kemenah [11]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3]; 5. 22C-Cole Duncan [6]; 6. 59-Ryan Smith [10]; 7. 7K-Cale Conley [5]; 8. 35-Tyler Esh [9]; 9. 33M-Max Stambaugh [7]; 10. 23-DJ Foos [20]; 11. 22-Brandon Spithaler [8]; 12. 81-Lee Jacobs [15]; 13. 92A-Sammy Walsh [14]; 14. 2-Parker Price-Miller [22]; 15. 4-Danny Smith [19]; 16. 3G-Carson Macedo [18]; 17. 46-Michael Bauer [13]; 18. 17-Caleb Helms [12]; 19. 51-John Garvin [25]; 20. 59N-Bryan Nuckles [16]; 21. 91-Cale Thomas [21]; 22. 9M-Jordan Ryan [24]; 23. 13-Brandon Matus [17]; 24. 13D-Danny Dietrich [4]; 25. 57X-Andrew Palker [23] Lap Leaders: Spencer Bayston [1-30]

Current Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Point Standings (After June 22): 1. Tim Shaffer - 792 2. Chad Kemenah - 790 3. Cole Duncan - 766 4. Carson Macedo - 758 5. Ryan Smith - 724 6. Parker Price-Miller - 706 7. Lee Jacobs - 672 8. Caleb Armstrong - 672 9. Caleb Helms - 666 10. Cale Conley - 662

Win Bonus Count presented by Cometic Gasket: Tim Shaffer - 2 - Eldora Speedway, Waynesfield Raceway Park [+500] Kyle Larson - 2 - Wayne County Speedway, Sharon Speedway [+$500] Spencer Bayston - 1 - Muskingum County Speedway

Current Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions Standings (June 22, 2017): 1. Chad Kemenah - 3002 2. Ryan Smith - 2742 3. Caleb Armstrong - 2716 4. Caleb Helms - 2648 5. Max Stambaugh - 2502 6. T.J. Michael - 2240 7. Tim Shaffer - 2240 8. Brandon Spithaler - 2227 9. Brandon Matus - 2166 10. Tyler Esh - 2157

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Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Arctic Cat All Star visit to Merritt Speedway on July 1 cancelled

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 22, 2017) - A collective decision between Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and Merritt Speedway officials resulted in the cancellation of the Saturday, July 1, visit to Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan. Track officials and Series representatives hope to work together in bringing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions back to Michigan in the future.

The Arctic Cat All Star visit to Kokomo (IN) Speedway on Friday, June 30, is still on as planned. If needed, Saturday, July 1, will serve as the rain date for the Kokomo Speedway program.

The one-night All Star return to Kokomo Speedway will be complete with qualifying time trials and heat race competition, headlined with a $5,000-to-win main event. The USAC SpeeD2 Midgets will also be on the evening card, creating a “must-see” experience for any open wheel enthusiast. In addition, The Cushion will be on hand to provide a live, pay-per-view broadcast via www.thecushion.com.

Those who would like to purchase advance tickets for the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions invasion of Kokomo Speedway on June 30 can do so by visiting: http://tickets.ticketforce.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1528. General Admission: $25; Reserved seating (top ten rows of main grandstand): $30; Children 10 years and younger will be admitted into general admission for free. All tickets will also be available at the track on the day of the event. Pit passes are $35.

The private Tony Stewart autograph session, slated to be held at the Tony Stewart merchandise trailer just outside of the main ticket booth, will also be conducted as scheduled. An exact time will be announced next week before the event. Only those who purchased one of the first 150 pre-sale tickets will be eligible to attend the private autograph session

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info: Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit its official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

 

 

Tim Shaffer holds back Danny Dietrich for Waynesfield Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket victory

WAYNESFIELD, OH (June 21, 2017) - A battle that lasted nearly 15 circuits around the Waynesfield Raceway Park high banks, the “Steel City Outlaw” Tim Shaffer held off Pennsylvania Posse invader Danny Dietrich to earn his second victory in five rounds of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket, scoring not only a $5,000 top prize, but also solidifying a $500 bonus on behalf of Cometic Gasket.

The victory, a first-ever at Waynesfield Raceway Park during Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competition, raises Shaffer’s career win total to 58 with “America’s Series.” “Double-D” Danny Dietrich held on to finish second at the conclusion of the 35-lap program, followed by Chad Kemenah, Cole Duncan and Parker Price-Miller.

“I just can’t say enough about this race team. Hats off to all of my guys tonight. They did a great job,” Tim Shaffer explained in victory lane. “I’m surrounded by great people. We are having a lot of fun right now. When we win, it’s even better. T